Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Sep 2, 2009
    Bethann from VA Asked

    First trip to WDW 9/19-9/25! Small family (DH, DD 18mo, & myself) but wanted Fantasmic Dinner Pkg. Called the first day I was eligible & they were already booked! Do people typically cancel this close to trip? Any suggestions on when/if I should tr

    Hey BethAnn!  You would actually be surprised how sometimes persistence will pay off for those much wanted ADRs and people actually do cancel their reservations.
    Here is what I would do, call reservations every day.  I know that sounds ridiculous, but that is your first chance to grab a cancelled ADR.  Okay so let's say you leave and still have been unsuccessful, try again calling dining reservations upon your arrival and as a last resort ... on the day you are at DHS, go by the desired restaurant that morning and see if there have had any cancellations.  I have actually had this work for me, and I have had it fail, but try as asking can't hurt anything.
    I will keep my fingers crossed and hope you get the ADR for Fantasmic you are hoping to secure.
    Thanks for the great question and for coming to the Mom's Panel.  Have a fantastic vacation.
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Georgia

I am Jennifer, a Georgia native, wife and mother to 3 incredible young women.  I own my own marketing and public relations firm and absolutely love my job. In my spare time (ha!), I enjoy hanging out with family and friends, reading, playing tennis and occasionally running a runDisney race.  For my family it doesn't get any more magical than a Walt Disney World vacation. Learn More About Jennifer

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