reservations for 4 & 2 don't show?

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by muffyn, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. muffyn

    muffyn "hmmm*

    Jan 16, 2001
    I made reservations for le celliers for 4 people,, but my daughter is still not sure if she wants to go.. when we show up , that day, & its only the 2 of us ( she still may not decide until then) , will they turn us away? or still fit us in? do they get ticked off?? they must have to deal with this type of things when people get ill or whatever .

    how exactly does this work?
  2. Cheshire Figment

    Cheshire Figment <font color=red><marquee behavior=alternate>Friend

    Jan 12, 2001
    They will send you over to the Mexico Pavilion to ride the boat ride ten times in a row as penance and then let you in. :duck:
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  4. Cinderumbrella

    Cinderumbrella Wench

    Aug 9, 2005
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  5. OKW Lover

    OKW Lover Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle. DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Apr 29, 2004
    You'll have to order enough food for four, even if only two show up. ;)

    Seriously, they may have a table for you or they may not. You're taking your chances.
  6. SnowWhite2

    SnowWhite2 DIS Veteran

    Jan 1, 2007
    I've shown up with more and less than the number of people on the ressie and have been seated rather quickly on all occasions. No one said anythng. If you only have 2 people, go and check in and explain you only have 2 instead of 4 and relax. It's vacation. :cloud9:
  7. Paul in CT

    Paul in CT DIS Veteran

    Aug 23, 1999
    They will not turn you away or get "ticked off". In this economy, they will be glad that two showed up. ;)

    Seriously, a similar situation happened to us recently at Le Cellier. We had an ADR for two, but my daughter showed up and they were able to make it a table for three. Going the other way is even easier. :)
  8. dizneeat

    dizneeat DIS Veteran

    Apr 9, 2006
    It happened to us in August too. We had booked a table for 4, but one of my friends fell ill and her husband stayed back at the resort with her. It was just the two of us that had dinner there and when I tried to explain at the podium they just said - "no problem"!
  9. shellybaxter

    shellybaxter Dis Veteran <br>Disney Restaurants for one hundre

    Sep 20, 2003
    On our last trip (12 days) we made reservation for 5 people for most every day. It was my DH, myself, dniece and two friends who live in Florida and wanted to join us for meals. The friend's mother fell ill and passed away after our first night. We checked in with three instead of five at every restaurant for the next eleven days and had NO problems what so ever.
  10. toystorymom

    toystorymom DIS Veteran

    Mar 21, 2002
    We've never had a problem either. In fact, once we had a reservation for 14 and only 5 of us made it, still seated without a problem. Before I get flamed, I had tried to tell the restaurant ahead of time but they said "oh, just let us know at the podium when you check in". They didn't seem to care at all.
  11. Tricia1972

    Tricia1972 <font color=green>I love late night snacks<br><fon

    Apr 5, 2006
    The only time I could see a real problem would be in a case where you have a Credit Card hold on your reservation or have pre-paid your meal.

    Otherwise I have heard only success stories from those that have done this.

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