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Old 04-20-2013, 02:05 PM   #1
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Will CRT be impossible without a +10?

We are using Starwood points to stay for free!!! at the Dolphin Resort in October. My DD is a princess fanatic and has her heart set on eating with Cinderella at the castle during our stay. I just read that staying at the Dolphin does not let you do 180+10 bookings.... I am completely willing to wake up at 5:30 and book something everyday at the 180 mark, but am I going to have a hard time/impossible time getting ressies for dinner at the castle? If so, you think there is a decent alternative for dinner?
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:03 PM   #2
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We've booked CRT for our first night (so exactly at 180) with no problems the past two trips (October 2012 and May 2013). 5:30 reservation so prime dinner time. I think you'll be fine. Just be a bit flexible with time.
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:39 PM   #3
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We are using Starwood points to stay for free!!! at the Dolphin Resort in October. My DD is a princess fanatic and has her heart set on eating with Cinderella at the castle during our stay. I just read that staying at the Dolphin does not let you do 180+10 bookings.... I am completely willing to wake up at 5:30 and book something everyday at the 180 mark, but am I going to have a hard time/impossible time getting ressies for dinner at the castle? If so, you think there is a decent alternative for dinner?
I think you will be alright. After I make ADRs, I like to check back later on to see how fast things become unavailable. Since all three meals have princesses now, it is easier to get.
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No, it won't be impossible. You have your best chance at 180 days.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:32 PM   #5
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I just booked my ADRs and am at 86 days out. I got CRT (lunch) with no issue.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:50 AM   #6
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I plan my Disney trips about 3 months out and I travel in July. I've managed to get CRT every trip. And I've changed my reservation times even closer to than that as well.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:16 AM   #7
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I don't think it will be at all. At 180 days out I booked CRT for a late breakfast, but then about a month later realized there were plenty of pre-park opening ADRs and got one for 8:05am.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:17 AM   #8
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Something will be available but the best times might be gone. It seems like 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. ADRs fill up very quickly.
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:22 AM   #9
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Just recently I booked breakfast at CRT for our upcoming trip only 180 days out (we are staying off site) and was able to get a 9:15 ADR for a table for 10 people

The times were limited (was hoping for per-park opening) but I think that is a good sign that as long as you can be a bit flexible with time you should be ok
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