Fantasmic Dining Package Discussion Thread

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View Fantasmic! from River Belle restaurant OR from dining fast pass area

  1. River Belle Restaurant

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  2. Dining Fast Pass Area

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  1. delyrium

    delyrium Mouseketeer

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    Wonderful! DD is a steak lover, and I'd rather not have to share mine. :p Thanks for the info!
     
  2. mmmears

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    Do they charge at the time of booking, or after the meal?
     
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  4. onlyoneash

    onlyoneash There's no place like Disney

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    After. They only need your card to secure the reservation (and to charge you a fee if you never show up). You can cancel the day before without a fee though.
     
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  5. Rabb it

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    Very cool, can't wait to read it!
     
  6. AquaDame

    AquaDame Disney Cruise Line Moderator

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    Would someone please remind me what time PST you can book for the next days' release...? I have a couple more days and am starting to get anxiety about it!
     
  7. ExcitedMama

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    I think I did mine around 7:00 a.m. PST but I did it through the website.
     
  8. Geemo

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    If you call in it's 7am Pacific Time

    A CM told me the other day if I had internet access, booking opens at 3am online.

    Good luck
     
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  9. AquaDame

    AquaDame Disney Cruise Line Moderator

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    And here I thought I had sworn off those middle of the night alarms :laughing: Oh, the things we do for our parents! :wizard:
     
  10. ChloroformSdxn

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    That's a little frustrating to learn that it'll be Cafe Orleans while we're there. Note - I love Cafe Orleans, but I was really hoping to get the upgraded RBT package so we could sit rather than springing for the BB package.
     
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  11. StarlitNight05

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    I agree. DH isn't too thrilled with Fantasmic so it's a harder sell to get him to agree to sit on the ground in the fastpass dining areas. You'd think they would have refurbished River Belle BEFORE Fantasmic started :mad:
     
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  12. tlcdoula

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    We are going at the end of October, I keep hoping they will shorten the refurb but how how often does that happen lol. I was really looking forward to being able to sit relax and watch from our table. Sitting on the ground after walking all day is hard, well I guess it is the getting up after that is really hard
     
  13. Frozen2014

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    I wish it was Cafe Orleans when we went. I booked RBT but to be honest, am not thrilled with the menu (as I don't eat meat so it's between 'fish of the day' and bbq tofu). Cafe Orleans is on our list anyways so that would have killed 2 birds with 1 stone.
     
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  14. mmmears

    mmmears DIS Veteran

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    Same here. I'm not thrilled to pay all that money and have to sit on concrete. :(
     
  15. Lesley Wake

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    Better than standing!

    I guess for me, we've always sat for Fantasmic. My family was one of the ones who would camp out for hours and have a picnic dinner in front of the river.
     
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  16. Curlyxz

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    This! I don't like how all WoC FP areas are standing(except for the dessert party of course). I am glad the seated areas were kept after the conversion to Fastpass seating.
     
  17. rlp

    rlp Earning My Ears

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    I just cancelled a blue bayou res for 3 at 730 tomorrow (the 14th) in case anyone here wants to nab it. It says for 1st show but you may ask and get 2nd showing if you'd rather since 730 is cutting it close to seeing the first.
     
  18. DisneyPrincess88

    DisneyPrincess88 Earning My Ears

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    We made it to RBT for an early evening dinner.
    We disliked the food and the service but loved the Maleficent dessert and the viewing area. (It was only RBT in our area.) We got there about 8:15 and still got great seats. Thanks so much for all the info!
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  19. DisneyPrincess88

    DisneyPrincess88 Earning My Ears

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    Here's one more picture of our standing area from the RBT viewing area for F!. Sorry for the bad image quality from my phone! :earboy2: IMG_20170815_001159_436.JPG
     
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  20. tlcdoula

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    I will be booking for a party of 7 or trying to book. Do you think it is easier to spit our group into two an book them separately? I will get up early the morning 60 days out and try online. But if we split our group I would have to call in because I'm pretty sure you can't have two reservations for the same time. Couple more weeks before I can start making any reservations (it is killing me lol)
     
  21. Davin_Felth

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    I think it depends on which resteraunt you're doing. I just tried Hungry Bear 60 days out, no problem doing 7 people. But for Cafe Orleans, it wouldn't let me.

    If you have two e-mail address, use two different browsers (Like Internet Explorer and Chrome) and you'll be able to do the reserverations seperately online. Otherwise, you'll probably have to call in to do it.
     
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