Mom And Daughter Resort Room
  • On Sep 8, 2010
    Jennifer from VA Asked

    Visiting Disney Dec 11-17. Can't find ADRs for most of the restaurants, especially Le Cellier. Surprised given this is a low attendance time. Suggestions? Think we can get seated for dinner(just 2) if we show up earlier in the day? Thanks!

    Jennifer,

    A lot of guests overlook the fact that you CAN walk up to a restaurant and get a table.
    Don't get me wrong, having a reservation is far preferable. But just the other day my wife and I got a table at the California Grill, another popular restaurant, without a reservation. So what can you do to increase your odds of success?

    1. Dine at non-standard hours. Late morning or early afternoon hours are the best for getting a walk-up table.
    2. Split up larger parties. Be willing to accept a few smaller tables than waiting on a table for 10.
    3. Keep calling the dining reservation line (407-WDW-DINE). People cancel dining reservations all the time. Maybe you will get lucky and get one of theirs.
    4. Arrive before a restaurant opens. Be the first in line, and you improve your chances greatly.
    Since it is just two of you, and you can go arrive early, you are improving your odds. Just remember to call the dining reservation line daily, and have a second option nearby in case you strike out. Le Cellier is a smaller restaurant, so plan for the worst, prepare for the best, and enjoy wherever you end up dining!

    Good luck!

    Have a magical (and delicious) vacation!
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