I'm happy to dance with you!
- Aug 26, 2003
Yeah - I remember that from last year. It seems that maybe they have assigned certain times to certain restaurants? Because I was going to change to R&C at the same time but it was the 8pm concert. I stuck with Garden Grill.I booked a couple, and there doesn’t seem to be a way to pick the concert time—you just get what you get. Interesting.
This sounds really fun. Although I imagine my painting would be unrecognizable.Paint with a Disney Artist starts with a breakfast of sweet rolls and coffee. Since I'm diabetic they sent out for cereal, juice, toast and coffee for me which was appreciated. Then we went out to the park to where we were going to paint the French Restaurant and painted it live. Was quickly done and you need to be fast to keep up. Personally I did not like the choice of design and would have preferred something that said Disney to me which would have been almost anything except the French Restaurant (maybe the land or sea pavilions), but it was fun and they supplied everything we needed and kept our paintings until they dried rather than having to carry them around the park with us.
That seems to reinforce my suspicion that certain restaurants and/or meals are automatically defaulted to set concerts. R&C lunch seems to default to 8pm for sure.I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed the weirdness with the concert times. We booked noon lunches on consecutive days (2/23 and 2/24) at Biergarten and Rose & Crown, but got 5:30 and 8:00 show times.
I booked 8:15am PPO Garden Grill giving up my 8am that I had and I got 6:45. I picked up the 8am that I had just released and gave up the 8:15am and ended up with 5:30. 15 minutes during the PPO period and 9 hours before the show should not make a difference really. I think it is somewhat random.That seems to reinforce my suspicion that certain restaurants and/or meals are automatically defaulted to set concerts. R&C lunch seems to default to 8pm for sure.
I was planning to have breakfast that day anyway so it's about $30 more for me to add the package (assuming I lose my AP discount). I'm just concerned it will be overly crowded opening day. I don't think the shows at either F&G or this festival are remotely as popular as candlelight processional.I'm curious about how they assign show times. I'm on the fence about a dining package. Not sure if I want to spend my money on this. Enjoy, everybody! Maybe we'll see some of you there!