'wrong' time on reservation for club villain


#1

to make a long story short, we'd like to add my son to our reservation for club villain 5:15pm this Saturday, but as of right now there are no 'tables' available. There are reservations available for the 8:15pm seating. I am wondering if we make that reservation, if we can show up with our party of 5 at 5:15pm and simply plead ignorance about the 6th person. What does everyone think?

Bad idea?


#2

I would think bad idea... Special events are usually booked to sold out and they may or may not be able to accommodate another person. For a normal ADR i'd give it a 75% chance of success. For a special event like this I'd say you'd be lucky if you had a 10% chance. We did the Wishes dessert party a few years ago and they were VERY strict about checking the reservation and we were give a table for 2 that barely fit the two of us.

I would call and if they can't do anything for you, consider rebooking for the later time when tables are still available.


#3

I agree, call for sure. I would think they could work something out.


#4

You would lose your money for the 8.15 adr and be charged again for the extra person if they let him in with you earlier


#5

I have called central reservation, and they say that there are no reservations available (as does online). Is there a higher authority to call? Its not a restaurant, so I don't think there's a number for the actual 'club'.


#6

Since the dining is now handled by a third party call center I would say probably not other than speaking to guest services the day of your visit, but I wouldn't honestly hold out much hope for that being successful. They have to cut the reservations at a specific limit and I would guess exceptions are extremely rare. If they let multiple people do this it would be way oversold and result in a lot of angry people that paid a fortune to be there.


#7

Thanks, everyone for the suggestions. We were able to add the extra person due to cancellations.