Wishes Dessert Party ADR Watch Thread # 2 - September 2013 OPEN!!!

Discussion in 'Disney Dining Reservations' started by sjs314, Oct 5, 2012.

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  1. MetryMomma

    MetryMomma Earning My Ears

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    Just wanted to share some info about my experience booking this for February 14th...it will be our first trip to Disney ever and we are doing 4 parks in 4 days. It just so happens that February 14th is our Magic Kingdom day and I have been diligently tracking this thread and checking the Disney reservations daily. Until the Holidays...I kind of got lax about it especially when I read on here that it may be because of the renovations and that maybe there will be no Dessert Party in February.

    Anyway, I checked this thread yesterday and immediately got on the computer to make a res for 5 people on Feb 14th. No luck. I tried 2 people. No luck. I called and was on hold when I tried 3 people. Ding, ding, ding!!! Whipped out the cc and made a res for 3. I am still on hold. I go back in and try to make a separate reservation for 2. No luck. I try 5 again. Nope. I try 3 again...and I get it.

    So I can book 3 or I can book 6 but I can't book 5?!?! I hung up after being on hold and I will call back at some point and cancel one person on one of my ressies. Anyone else have such a hard time getting a certain number of people? I am out the money for now but I am sooo happy I got the ressies...it was the last thing I was waiting on to make our trip super Magical!
     
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  3. Missy13d69

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    Can someone tell me what the exact prices are for "regular" season? All I can find is the scale, or old prices...
     
  4. nyck

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    There really isn't a way to give you an exact price because it depends on the day. Since they only release a month at time no one knows for sure what March, April, etc will be since they are not for sale yet.
     
  5. TinkerMarie

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    Woo! Last night I booked Feb 8 for the five of us. Will anyone else be there that night?
     
  6. WDWaddictt

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    I am hoping too but haven't been able to book yet. I am trying to make it a surprise for my DH for his birthday. Hopefully it won't sell out by the time I get to call.
     
  7. TinkerMarie

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    Aww! It's for DD's birthday too. If you see a tiny Princess Aurora wearing earmuffs (she loves fireworks but not the BOOM), that's us. :lmao:
     
  8. Missy13d69

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    I thought the price differences were based on the different "seasons" like everything else? Everything I've read says something about "regular" and "peak" pricing. I guess for now I'll just assume it's $25.99 and $13.99, if it's the lower rate I will save a few bucks. :thumbsup2
     
  9. Xclusive2WDW

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    I now have a reason to be waiting for May :cool1: Yay for a conference in FL!!!
     
  10. nyck

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    I don't think that is accurate. February isn't a "peak" season and the price is $23.99 for the day I am going Feb 3rd and I have never seen it $13.99. Plus who knows when they will up the price since they only release a month at a time.
     
  11. figmentswife

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    I think the $13.99 was a reference to kids price.
     
  12. drsg

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    We have pre-paid about $25.50 each, "including tax and 18% gratuity" for Feb.
     
  13. Moreydisneytrip2013

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    Also waiting for May!! We will be there May 10-18. It will be our first time there and have heard everybody say great things about the dessert party so hope to get a ressie. So excited!
     
  14. GoofyVette

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    Is it still a "gratuity" when you're forced to pay? Sounds like a tax to me. I have issues with tips anyway, I feel strongly that if you pay a person a salary thats it, shouldn't have to expect tips. Just my two cents....or gratuity.
     
  15. brucerob62

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    the problem waiters and waitresses dont get paid minumum wage even, so they depend on tips to make any kind of money, they get like 3 or 4 bucks an hour where i live. if they give great service i pay 20%..otherwise 10 or 15% is plenty
     
  16. Missy13d69

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    $13.99 is the children's rate for "peak" season....
     
  17. librarygeek

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    Thank you for pointing this out!! It annoys me when people assume that because someone is working they must make minimum wage. It's not the case for waiters and waitresses. I don't know about in Disney, but where I live I have friend that are waiters and they make about $2 an hour. I am always amazed at people that don't tip - unless you had the absolute worst service ever, you should always give something, in my opinion.
     
  18. jmarsh

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    Also, a waiter/waitress gets taxed on his or her pay check based on food sales. Meaning that their pay check is taxed based on the food you eat. When I was a waitress I had to claim 8% of my sales on my time card. So if a waitress sold $1000 in food then they have to claim $80 as income. So if everyone doesn't tip then they get screwed in the end
     
  19. jmarsh

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    Me too for the beginning of May
     
  20. jmarsh

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    We are going May 5-8... Really hoping for a chance to experience this
     
  21. rhughesdisney

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    Can't wait for march to open up. Hoping to get march 15 for my daughters 18th birthday:)
     
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