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Old 02-13-2013, 12:40 PM   #1
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I made ADRs for 6 for the entire week. The 6th now decides to tell us he isn't sure whether he'll be staying the entire week or not. I know it is a problem if you show up to an ADR with more people than what is on your reservation. Could there be a problem with showing up to ADRs with one less person than you reserved?
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:44 PM   #2
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Not a problem. Just tell them there are only 5 of you and you'll be fine . Just as long as you show up they will not charge you a fee.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:47 PM   #3
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In your case, it won't be a problem. As a party of 5, they would be seating you at a 6-top table anyway. So there will be no issue. It is a common practice when making reservations for an odd numbered party to add one in order to get better availability. A couple of weeks ago when my parents came to visit, I made a couple of our ressies for 4 instead of 3 because more times showed up that way. We just told the host or hostess when checking in that there would only be 3 of us.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:17 PM   #4
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Great. Thanks!
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:24 PM   #5
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going from 6 to 5 is not that bad. they still have to hold the same size table for you.

where they can get upset is if you go from 6 to 4. generally tables seat 4. to have seating for 6, they actually are reserving 8 seats. now all the sudden, if you go from 6 - 4 they have a completly unsold table.

most place are busy enough they can fill the extra table no problem. but it is possible they may want to recoup some of that lost revenue.
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:23 PM   #6
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As the PPs have noted, 99% of the time this won't be a problem. But if you have paid in advance for a meal (CRT, F. dining package, dinner show) you will want to cancel with enough advance time so you can get a refund.
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During our 2010 trip I had to show up to several ADRs (mostly character meals) with only 3 out of 9 that the ressie was for. DHs family bailed on us a LOT that trip. But it was never a problem- the hostess didn't even seem phased by it each time. The only ones I'm unsure of are pre-paid ADRs like CRT- you might have a problem getting $$ back there.
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