We returned last month from our WDW trip and are starting to plan our next WDW visit. Whenever DW and I discuss planning the next WDW trip, I keep mentioning that an issue at our dinner at CRT is still bugging me.
After we were seated, but before we ordered our meals, I felt 2 drop of water drop onto my head. When the CM waiter came by, I mentioned it to him. He said that it’s from the A/C unit and they would call an engineer to look at it. I said we would appreciate a different table.
He checked into it and came back and said there are currently no other tables available, but we could move over to an area in the dining room with a bench until another table became available. If it were just DW and me, we would have done this, but moving twice (over to the bench and then later to an open table) and not knowing how long we would have to wait was not a good option with DS1 and DD4 who were already settled in and hungry.
The waiter moved the table over a bit in the hopes that would solve the problem, but the water was dripping from more than one place and DW and I continued to get a drop of water ever 5 minutes or so (and I don’t know and don’t want to think about if any landed in my kids’ food!).
We mentioned the continued dripping again to the CM waiter. Later a manager came and said he would take 20% off the bill and they brought a dessert for DS1 (who normally wouldn’t be entitled to a free dessert at CRT). I appreciated those gestures.
But here is what really bugs me …
The CM waiter apologized again at the end of our meal. And he mentioned that this was a problem earlier and they called an engineer so assumed the problem must have been fixed. I think that before seating anyone at the table, the staff should have checked to make sure water was no longer dripping.
I understand that things break and mistakes happen. And I was offered a chance to leave the table and wait for another table. But, the fact that the staff knew the dripping was an issue before we arrived and then seated my family there anyway without checking to see if the dripping was fixed is what really bothers me.
If this was not WDW, I would not return to the restaurant again, but DD4 loves CRT and I don’t want her to miss out because of the incident.
I kinda want to email guest services about this, but it was a month ago and my wife thinks I should just forget about it.
Am I being unreasonable? What do other Liners think?