Table for 5 at Garden Grill?

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  1. SignMeUp

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    In my search for hard to get ressies for our upcoming trip, I've been looking for anything available for a party of 4, 5, or 6. I had almost given up searching for a party of 5 until I scored a table for 5 at Garden Grill for the night/time I was looking for. However, it showed no availability for a party of 4 or party of 6. So, what exactly does a table for 5 look like? Also, we only have 4 in our party... should I call Disney Dining and have them adjust our party size on the ressie?
     
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    The eatery revolves within The Land pavilion. Portions of the spin
    include farm scenes from the boat ride. The food is plentiful, with quality
    about average. Remember, you pay for the characters and not the food or
    food quality. Food is served "family style" and there is always more, as it is
    all-you-care-to-eat. The characters include Mickey, Pluto and Chip-n-Dale.

    The lower deck tables have seats on one-side, which can make talking
    among the table diners tough, especially if you have five-to-eight people, which
    takes up to 12-feet in linear distance. This also means that you cannot easily
    stand to interact with characters. The upper level has standard tables that
    seat people facing each other and you can stand and interact. I recommend
    the upper tier for characters; lower for viewing the river-ride scenery.
     
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    So do I understand correctly that a table for 5 at GG (that's not a table for 4 or 6) is likely going to have all 5 diners seated on one side of the table? That seems awkward. If that's the case, I'm going to keep searching for an opening for 4.
     
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    These photos might help -

    Lower Level - http://allears.net/tp/ep/gg7.jpg
    Upper Level - http://allears.net/tp/ep/gg14.jpg
     
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    Maybe put the kids on the outside and then the parents sit at the table and take pictures? That is what our party of 6 did last year (4 adults and 2 kids). Be careful about lighting- we had to have Mickey come back because the lighting in the pic was off (the ceiling is low in some spots and they have recessed lights.. Which somehow messed with the picture). So check your picture immediately. The characters were also super slow (one in particular) the night we were there- which made for a very relaxing dinner, but much later than planned.
     
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    1) Yep.
    2) That is the seating on the lower level.
    . . . there are two tables side-by-side
    . . . without the extension piece, two separate tabletops
    . . . with the extension piece, one long table top
    3) The "regular" tables are on the second level.
     
  9. MOM POPPINS

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    We actually like the lower level seats better. ! Everyone can see the same thing and see the characters coming ... the upper level always has your back to something! Just my thoughts! :)
     
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    Thanks all! My hubby thinks I'm crazy for obsessing over something very minor... he's right. :lmao: We'll be at WDW, so who cares what kind of table we'll be sitting at as long as we're in the restaurant and enjoying our meal :).
     

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