'Ohana single person reservation

Discussion in 'Disney Dining Reservations' started by smile145, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. smile145

    smile145 Mouseketeer

    Mar 18, 2007
    I am trying to book a table for one at 'Ohana in October. I have tried every day I will be there at all possible dinner times in the online system and there is no availability. If I change the party size to 2 people, there is plenty of time slots available. Does this mean I cannot eat there with only one person?
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  3. Haley

    Haley DIS Veteran

    Mar 2, 2008
    No, you should be able to eat anywhere as a single. There just might be very few single tables at the restaurant to book. I would call Disney Dining and have them search or see what they suggest.
  4. KittyKat1978

    KittyKat1978 DIS Veteran

    Aug 7, 2011
    I had the same problem, no matter how often I tried (I even called in and spent 20 mins with the nicest CM who tried everything she could) I could not find a table for one at 'Ohana for any of my 6 nights in Sept.

    I finally made a ressie for two. As far as I have read on the WDW website, as long a the ressie is kept, they won't charge your credit card the $10 for the second person not showing up.

    I had no problems with any other resturaunt making a ressie for one. I guess 'Ohana is the exception.
  5. purple figment

    purple figment DIS Veteran

    Aug 17, 2009
    The dining reservation computer system tries to fill as many seats as possible so when you input an odd number of people it often says there is nothing available because it thinks it "ought" to only fill a table for 2 with 2 people and ignores the request for 1 person. We're a party of 3 so we see this problem frequently.

    You can go ahead and book the table for 2 people because typically Disney doesn't have tables for 1. When you arrive at the restaurant just let them know that you're a party of 1. According to the dining reservation FAQs on the Disney website if you're booked at a venue with the no show credit card guarantee you will not be charged for the "absent" person.

    Enjoy your meals! :)
  6. Kimberle

    Kimberle WL Vet

    Jul 11, 2003
    Someone recently posted the same problem. He made the ADR online for 2, then called and the CM changed it to one.

    WAWDWLUVER Mouseketeer

    Sep 28, 2008
    This "problem" also exists for Trail's End and Olivia's. Just make your resie for two and then call and ask the CM to change it to one. I just did this last week without a problem.
  8. mrzrich

    mrzrich DIS Veteran

    May 13, 2005
    This. The online ADR system WILL NOT book a single person for 'Ohana, Olivia's or Trails End.

    I had started a thread about this a few months ago


    I wound up booking a table for 2 online and then calling and modifying my ADR to one.

    I must warn you that as a party of one they put me right next to the kitchen door. It was on the outskirts of the actual dining area, almost like a table was never meant to be there.

    Oh and I hope you're not self conscious about sitting alone a a table FULL of food! :rotfl2:

  9. annieb727

    annieb727 DIS Veteran

    Aug 10, 2006
    I experienced that too. I booked for two and will be calling soon to drop it down to one.
  10. aubriee

    aubriee <font color=brown><marquee>Chocolate always makes

    Dec 3, 2004
    In the past I have also had trouble booking some of the Signature restaurants for one. I've just booked for two and either called and had the CM change it to a party of one or else just showed up and told them I was a party of one. There never seems to be any rhyme or reason to it either. I go to WDW several times a year and at least 2-3 of those trips are solo (my husband is not as big a Disney fan as I am:snooty:). Some trips I have no trouble getting tables for one online, then the next trip I will, then the next I won't.:confused3 Artist Point and Jiko seem to the worst.

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