Possibly odd question about ADRs

Discussion in 'Disney Dining Reservations' started by CyclistMom, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. CyclistMom

    CyclistMom Earning My Ears

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    Hi there, making ADRs for our trip in November (I know I'm late, but we just suddenly decided to go).

    Here's my question. We're a family of 5, which I think often impacts our ability to get a reservation (not just at WDW). Does anyone know what would happen if I made a reservation for a party of 4, but then showed up with a party of 5, AS LONG AS WE'RE WILLING TO FIT AT THE SMALLER TABLE??? Our twins are still small and easily fit side-by-side at a table for 4.

    If this improved my ability to make reservations (there are way more tables for 4 than there are large tables), would the restaurants be really annoyed when we showed up with 5, or would they accommodate us as long I smiled sweetly and said that we're happy to sit at the cozier table? (And honestly, often with a party of 5, we end up at a big round table that could easily seat 8, and we're so spread out that it's hard to have a conversation or cut food for the little ones. We often prefer the smaller table.)
     
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  3. Nadjalu

    Nadjalu DIS Veteran

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    To be honest I would say no it probably wouldn't work. I wouldn't want to chance it. It may help to say a party of 6. Even though the children are little it can be against fire regulations (# of people in a place) not to mention I have heard that people are usually turned away or at the very least have to wait additional time (like hours) to wait for a table. I guess if you didn't mind waiting that long, that is if they even let you do it. Especially since you are going during FD, I say that cuts down on your chances as well.
    Another thing that may help you is the Nov cancel thread. I see alot of cancelations for families of 5, maybe that would help you.
    Good luck, hopefully others will have advice as well. Enjoy your trip! :)
     
  4. RMulieri

    RMulieri DIS Veteran

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    Nope.Won't work. In fact they may make you wait longer for a table or they may not be able to fit you in..If need be book for MORE people than you have ..like 6 .It is better to show up with less people than more.This does not work though for any places that require a credit card deposit though
     
  5. CyclistMom

    CyclistMom Earning My Ears

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    Thanks. That's kind of what I was thinking. It's just too bad to end up at such a giant table when we really don't need (or want) it.

    I'll check out the Cancel thread. Being new, I didn't even know there was such a thing! Cool.
     
  6. Luv2Roam

    Luv2Roam Dexter: Takes Life. Seriously.

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    You would probably be causing yourself some grief in the long run. It may work. May not. Depends on the timing and luck.
     

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