~Early vs Late~Small vs Large~

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by Krystina'sMommy, Jun 13, 2004.

  1. Krystina'sMommy

    Krystina'sMommy ~Waiting patiently 'til we sail with Mickey, Again

    Jun 5, 2004
    Hello, all! I'm sure this question has been asked before, but here I go:

    This will be our first cruise ever. We have a 3 year old who may be dining with us or at the club. I just got off the phone with my TA & she confirmed that we do have the early seating and a small table. I initially thought that was best since I didn't want to disrupt someone else's dinner because DD was not in the best of moods (after long days!). But, after reading some of the posts on this board, it looks like we may miss some opportunities to meet some nice people if we stick with the small table (which would probably just be my family). I really would like to know what everyone thinks (especially those who have cruised with kids her age or had to sit thru dinner with someone else's kids). Thanks!
  2. kcashner

    kcashner DIS Veteran

    Dec 4, 2003
    If you don't request a small table, you will probably be seated with another family with a similar aged child......
  3. TheWog

    TheWog <font color=indigo>The Curse has been Reversed<br>

    Apr 1, 2004
    Stay with early dining. But we had a family of 5 at our table for 8 and the children were 8,6 and 2. The two year old has his moments, but it was also so much fun to see his excitement and we thought it was great to talk to the other family about their experiences and learn about Toronto from them. It's only a few days, sit with others. They will probably have young children too, so know what to expect and be tolerant. We were.
  4. Mary Anne

    Mary Anne DIS Veteran

    Sep 14, 1999
    We are a family of 4 and always request a table for 4 when dinning. We enjoy eating as a family at dinner time.

    Keep in mind that you will be eating with others if you eat in the dinning rooms for breakfast and lunch; that will give you more then one opportunity to eat with others. Also you'll make a lot of friends with those eating around you at Dinner. One time we got really friendly with a family of 4 that was right next to us on a cruise out of NYC. Low and behold, the next year, we're in the Poly and who is sitting next to us the exact same family :lol It's a small world!
  5. Colestat

    Colestat Obsessed with Disney

    Sep 28, 2002
    Our first cruise, we didn't request anything special and ended up at a table for four by ourselves.

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