Seating for Backyard BBQ and Spirit of Aloha

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by chipndalefan, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. chipndalefan

    chipndalefan Mouseketeer

    Mar 1, 2007
    Were a party of 4 adults, thinking of trying either Mickeys BBQ or the Spirit of Aloha.

    Whats the seating arrangements? Do they have tables for a party of 4 or will we be seated with other groups?
  2. Hayloburger

    Hayloburger Mouseketeer

    Mar 14, 2007
    We just went to BBQ last week. It's a big outdoor pavillion, with long aisles of picnic tables. You walk in and choose where you would like to sit, and then help yourself to the buffet. It's not assigned seating.

    Our kids loved it, it's alot of dancing with the characters and the food was good...ribs, cornbread, beans, etc. I was pleasantly surprised by the food.

    If you have time, go early and walk around Fort Wilderness campground a little...
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  4. TheRustyScupper

    TheRustyScupper Seeing isn't Believing, Believing is Seeing.

    Aug 8, 2000
    1) BBQ has general seating, and you sit with other families at a big table.
    . . . folks can sit across from you
    . . . folks can sit to the left of you
    . . . folks can sit to the right of you
    2) Luau has assigned seating based upon WHEN you make your ressie call.
  5. Gina35

    Gina35 DIS Veteran

    Feb 25, 2006
    As the PP said, seating for the Luau is determined by the time of your ADR. There are 3 tiers, and only the 2nd and 3rd tier are available on the dining plan (free or not). The first tier is really the best, but some parts of the 2nd tier are almost as good as the first. The third tier doesn't have good views. At the Luau, the tables are usually rectangular and long, seating approximately 8-10 people....or that could just be my memory, since the last two times we've gone, there have been 7 and 10 of us!

    ROEDISNEY DIS Veteran My name

    May 30, 2004
    BYBBQ has long picnic tables. Sit wherever you want. We had so much fun here.
  7. wdisnyw

    wdisnyw Earning My Ears

    Sep 7, 2003
    i done the bbq before.. the food was great and its a good time and show.:happytv:
  8. inkkognito

    inkkognito <font color=green>I shall call him Mini-Me<br><fon

    Nov 22, 1999
    The backyard BBQ is first come, first served so get there early for a good spot. The tables are all at the same level, so your view won't be too great from the back. Just beware of table poachers who will try very hard to move into your territory if you have a really good spot. We had it happen when we'd get up for food or to take pics. with the characters...they'd just try to shove our stuff over and take over.

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