Open Table vs ADR

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  1. SothrnChic

    SothrnChic Mouseketeer

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    I have a couple of ADRs for restaurant in Disney Springs for my upcoming trip during Wine and Dine Marathon weekend. What is the benefit (other than the no-show policy) to book through Open Table vs keeping the ADR? Do they seat people with one before the other?? I noticed for Wine Bar George, you can chose the location of the table on Open Table, which is nice option as well.
     
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  2. DisBuckMan

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    No, they don't seat one over the other. The biggest 2 advantages that I know of for Open Table over Disney booking....

    1. No no-show fee if booked on Open Table
    2. In general, better availability for DS restaurants on Open Table over Disney, because the DS restaurants only release a small portion of their reservations to Disney's system.
     
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  4. armerida

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    I love the flexibility of Open Table over ADR's - can book, modify, cancel last minute. As PP said, availability as well. However, some restaurants (i.e. Jiko) only have very limited time slots available on Open Table, think 9:00pm -, versus full availability via MDE. Oh and you can earn rewards on Open Table which is nice!
     
  5. rwdavis2

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    Open Table all the way as mentioned above.
     
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    Couldn’t get an ADR dinner through MDE for The Boathouse,but was able to get one through Open Table!:goodvibes Never been there, so figured “try something new”!:cool1:
     
  7. FSU Girl

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    Love booking through open table. I was able to change a reservation only an hour before our dining time, which really helped us out. Never had an issue with getting seated using it.
     
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  8. DisneyWishes14

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    As others have said, if you have the option to book through opentable, do it! No no-show fee and far more availability in dining times.
     
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  9. SothrnChic

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    You guys have convinced me to change two of my ADR's to Open Table. Homecomin' is not on there... so I will keep that one.
     
  10. gwb

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    the main issue with open table is that it doesn't cover many of the dining options in WDW
     
  11. SothrnChic

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    What do you mean??
     
  12. gwb

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    you can only get very few restaurants at wdw by using opentable
     
  13. DisBuckMan

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    Many of the resort and DS restaurants are included on Open Table, just no in-park restaurants are on there...which is expected.
     
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    Thank you so much for this thread -- I had no idea that some restaurants are available on Open Table! This helped me resolve a scheduling issue with Flying Fish...I was able to find a better time on Open Table than I was through MDE!
     

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