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Table Service for those staying on property ONLY?!? Say it ain't so!

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 08:21 PM

So I'm talking on the phone with a Disney fan, and she informed me of a rumor where Disney is reserving the Table Service restaurants only for those staying on property, and everyone else not staying on property is out of luck. This makes me angry in more ways than being told that a Character's line is available only to find out that it's closed arbitrarily. Think about it: if I'm paying for the privilege of going to the parks without staying on property, I should have the privilege of taking advantage of all its amenities, including table service dinner. I certainly hope this will not come to pass.
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Posted 09 May 2010 - 08:47 PM

Dont worry, that's not true.
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Posted 09 May 2010 - 09:27 PM

View PostQuickGold, on May 9 2010, 09:47 PM, said:

Dont worry, that's not true.

I have not heard anything even semi along that line, so i gotta agree with Matt. I mean really, would Disney shun a chance to make money? I think not. That's part of the reason PI was shut down, because it had a limited aduience
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Posted 10 May 2010 - 05:38 PM

View Postdarthstich, on May 9 2010, 10:27 PM, said:

I have not heard anything even semi along that line, so i gotta agree with Matt. I mean really, would Disney shun a chance to make money? I think not. That's part of the reason PI was shut down, because it had a limited aduience

The way I heard it, the reason Disney was thinking about this was so that its "privileged guests" (read: those with the big bucks staying on property) would not get shut out when making dining reservations during the busy months. I see it as just another way for Disney to impose their control on guests, and I don't like it. Unfortunately, there's nothing any of us can do. We can write as many letters as we can to get them to change their mind. They'll just smile, nod and call for the security guards in mouse ears to beat us senseless. :)
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Posted 10 May 2010 - 06:00 PM

View PostCOH#1fan, on May 10 2010, 06:38 PM, said:

The way I heard it, the reason Disney was thinking about this was so that its "privileged guests" (read: those with the big bucks staying on property) would not get shut out when making dining reservations during the busy months. I see it as just another way for Disney to impose their control on guests, and I don't like it. Unfortunately, there's nothing any of us can do. We can write as many letters as we can to get them to change their mind. They'll just smile, nod and call for the security guards in mouse ears to beat us senseless. :)

There's lots of rumors out there, and that one is something that I'd put money down on not being true.
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Posted 10 May 2010 - 08:41 PM

I could see a change in the window for reservations where on-site get a head start on non-on-site people. Something like that could be misconstrued as no table service for non-onsite guests.
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Posted 17 May 2010 - 08:15 PM

I highly doubt that Disney would ever do something that would alienate as many people as this would. They'll do well to remember that Cinderella doesn't have the only Castle in town anymore.
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 06:12 AM

View PostGeneral Specific, on May 17 2010, 09:15 PM, said:

I highly doubt that Disney would ever do something that would alienate as many people as this would. They'll do well to remember that Cinderella doesn't have the only Castle in town anymore.

Oh, I think Di$ney has pretty much alienated most of its guests by just being the business that they are that siphons more and more money from our collective wallets. :P
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Posted 01 June 2010 - 10:22 PM

I would bet the ranch that this rumor isn't even remotely being considered. I suspect a decent proportion of table service business (especially during less busy seasons) is from those not staying on property (such as locals). Heck, Disney even sells that EPCOT after 4 annual pass to encourage locals to dine there. Disney isn't going to risk having table service restaurants at less than full capacity because they restrict them to on-site guests. That's would just be a poor business decision.
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