This morning marked my 90 day window for making reservations at Cindy's on 2/9/04. We prefer to eat as close to 8:00am as possible so that we can be ready for the "rope drop" at 9:00am. I called in at exactly 6:58:30 and was actually connected! (I didn't think I would be connected until 6:59:45, the first call was just a test call.) So - I thought - GREAT - I got through so early, I must be ahead of everyone else this morning. I went ahead and flew through the automated marketing questions by pressing 1-2-1-1 and very quickly a live voice answered. I then, very politely interruped her welcome, and said "Very quickly please, Cindy's Royal Table, Feb. 9, party of 7, as early as possible. THEN - instead of trying to get this for me she asked "Are you staying on Disney property? I quickly said "Yes - please hurry!" She then went on to ask if I had transportation as Disney does not provide transportation early in the morning, etc. etc etc! I said - "PLEEEEZ - quickly! I understand that!" SHe then came back with "I have 9:00 available" Shoot! I quickly asked don't you have anything earlier? She said "Yes, I have 8:15 - but you realize that you will need transportation...." I then cut her off by yelling out "TAKE IT". THEN she said - "0h, now it's gone - I have 8:25". So - I took the 8:25! (Which I am happy with - but 8:15 would have been better). After all was said and done and the reservation was made I asked her if this was a standard question that CM's were now asking. SHe never answered my question but she defended her reason for asking me. I understand that there might be confusion regarding transportation to early PS resos (last time we stayed on Disney property we had to get a taxi to take us to the MK in time for our 8:15 PS at Crystal Palace). HOWEVER, by trying to explain this to me before getting me my reservation she almost cost me any reservation at all! ON TOP OF THAT she offered me the 9:00 reservation first, even when there was something earlier because she didn't think I understood the transportation issue. I think she could have waited until after she locked in the time I requested (as early as possible) to discuss the logistics with me! It especially is maddening because it seems that the conversation would have been much shorter if I had just said NO to her question if I was staying on property - that way she wouldn't have had to go into the transportation issue assuming that I had a car. I thought it was supposed to pay to stay on property. Anyways - I am thrilled that I have the reservation and realize that there is not much difference between a PS at 8:05 or 8:25. Once you arrive at the podium they seem to take whoever is there first. Interestingly enough - another member of our party was trying at the same exact time for their family. She didn't connect until 6:59:59 and wound up with a reservation at 8:05 (also for a party of 7)! Her CM never discussed the transportation issue. Moral of the story - if you are trying to make PS for Cindys - be prepared to quickly say "I have transportation" if asked!