We are booked for Food & Wine!

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We are booked for Food & Wine!
Tue, 08-20-2013 - 10:31pm

I just wanted to announce that I finally booked Port Orleans Riverside for Oct. 16-20!  Yay!  I really, really wanted to stay at Boardwalk, but decided to be smart and save some money by staying at a moderate.  Of course, if dh and ds ever decide to go with us, I will be looking to upgrade us LOL!

Anyway, Meredith and I are excited to be going back to the F&W for the 2nd year in a row.  However, I was very disappointed with the reservation process for special events.  As a Disney Visa card carrier, I should have been able to book whatever I wanted 1 day before it opened to the general public.  I waited until later in the day to call; I only wanted a culinary demo plus the new Parisian Breakfast.  Well, the CM spent 30 minutes trying to book the breakfast, and there was some glitch in the system, and she couldn't do it.  I somehow hit the end button on my cell, so I called back hoping a different CM would be able to do it.  No such luck (after another 30 minutes).  The next day, I forgot to call first thing, and I didn't remember until late afternoon.  I called again to be told they were sold out.  I had her to check EVERY Saturday during F&W because the CM the day before had said she was showing it booked for the entire festival.  Yep; sold out completely!  I seriously wander if that is true, but I guess if there is very limited seating, it is possible.  I was also told that at 7 am that morning, Disney didn't have the system ready and loaded!  Can you believe that???  It must have been a nightmare because I saw tons of people online really complaining about it.  Of course, now that I can't get the breakfast, I'm obsessed about it Smile  Everything else is so outrageous that I can't justify the cost.  Maybe next year!

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Wed, 08-21-2013 - 5:32am

How fun!   I'm sorry to read about the breakfast though.    I hope luck is on your side (or should I say magic?) and you are able to snag a reservation before you go.

I know that no computer system is perfect.   But as creative as Disney is it does amaze me at times how many glitches their system seems to hit.

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Registered: 09-01-2006
Fri, 08-23-2013 - 7:04am

That is the same week we were there last year! We had fantastic luck with crowds, hopefully you will too! I am sorry to hear you couldn't get the breakfast though. Hopefully something else will open up!


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Registered: 04-28-2002
Fri, 08-23-2013 - 7:29pm

yay for going for food and wine! boo for not being able to get the ressies. So crazy that it gets booked up so quickly.... Anyways, you will have a great time!!  POR looks so nice!!  I hear you cna get beignets at the food service there.

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Registered: 08-07-2002
Sat, 08-31-2013 - 6:19pm
Hooray for having a trip booked!!! Sounds awesome. So sorry about the breakfast - how frustrating!!!