View Full Version : It pays to keep checking

11-08-2013, 08:48 AM
Not sure if this is the right section for this but here goes. We are leaving tomorrow for Disney. Only planned this trip less than three weeks ago after catching a great rate on airfare out of Pittsburgh, thank you SWA. Everyone wanted to eat at 50's Diner in Hollywood Studios but as you can imagine, sold out. I kept checking every single day , up to three times a day, for the last three weeks for hopefully a cancellation and at last just checked and there is a 6:50 PM dinner opening at the 50's. The family is thrilled!

11-08-2013, 09:03 AM
Magic is already started. Have a great trip.

11-08-2013, 09:21 AM
It does pay to be persistent. We once found a breakfast reservation for a time we wanted at Chef Mickey's just two days before our trip started. May the magic continue throughout your vacation!! :mickey:

11-08-2013, 09:59 AM
We really wanted to eat at O'hana this trip, but at 180 days out, only could find LATE dining which we didn't what, then nothing at all. At 30 days out, I found O'hana at 6:05. Hurrah!

11-08-2013, 10:09 AM
:clappy: It really does pay off to keep checking. Especially with the new cancellation policy, we were able to add a new meals at the last minute on our last trip.


11-08-2013, 10:58 AM
I love when that happens !! I have got lucky a couple times and it is the greatest feeling !

Have a great trip !!

11-08-2013, 11:30 AM
I am so happy for you! Love, love, love it when things work out! :mickey:

11-08-2013, 12:58 PM

11-08-2013, 01:42 PM
Congrats! That's how I got our BoG reservation. (Of course the fiancÚ immediately said, "who eats dinner at 4:30?" and I thwacked him over the head -- I WILL dine at the Beast's castle! Lol)

11-09-2013, 11:13 AM
Yes keep checking. Just got O'hana for dinner at 6:40 pm on one of our nights. Wooo Hoooo!!!!!

11-14-2013, 11:23 AM
There are always crazy people out there like ME, who have to reschedule their trip. I just now cancelled a perfectly fabulous dinner reservation at Be Our Guest in the middle of spring break season. I hope I make someone's day when they are able to pick up our spot!

11-23-2013, 03:16 AM
(Of course the fiancÚ immediately said, "who eats dinner at 4:30?" and I thwacked him over the head -- I WILL dine at the Beast's castle! Lol)


We often have a late lunch/early dinner between 3:30-5:00. I'm sure there are others out there who do the same thing. Dinner at 4:30 means that you'll have plenty time to enjoy the park after dinner, and still have room for a gooey, yummy dessert.