We have been given the late seating for our cruise. We're waitlisted for the early seating from when we made our ressies in January. I have two young boys and there are 15 young kids in our family group. Anyway, especially after hearing some say that they don't get out of dinner before 10:15, there is no way I am doing the late seating every night. My kids couldn't stay awake--or they would be miserable for all involved and my husband couldn't wait that late to eat either. What are the options? Where should we eat earlier? Is it inferior to the dining room? If we skip the dining rooms, will we feel we've been shortchanged and missed a great part of the cruise? My kids do want to see the Animators Palate light thing. Is there any way if we show up at the early seating that they would seat us if another family didn't show? Thanks!