Disney EchoEar Grand Mouseter
Joined: April 1992
||Posted: Aug. 26, 2005, 9:38 am
Your seating is determined at the time you make your reservations. I think the only thing you specify is whether a member of your party cannot climb stairs so that you are placed on the ground floor as an accomodation. Otherwise your seating is determined at the time you make your reservations. You can ask for a special spot, sure, but you can be placed anywhere in the dining hall, including upstairs on the balcomies which the performers refer to as "the shelf". Also, when you arrive at the venue does not determine where you are seated.
However, if you are more than 15-minutes or so late, it's possible your seat will be given to someone on stand-by, so make sure to arrive earlier than later. Remember: Any Point A to any Point B at WDW will take 45-minutes one-way, due to distances in walking, distances of parking lots, crowdedness of Disney transportation, etc. It's farther/longer-taking than you'd think, trust me!
The performers can go all over the dining area to do their thing, a few times they go upstairs. Most of the places inside the dining hall have good sight lines.
If there is a VERY special ocassion, I would mention it at the time of reservations: Birthday, anniversary, honeymoon. Those guests celebrating these are recognized during certain times of the performance. Mention it when you arrive, and again to your server.
Ya-HOO! Hoop dee doo!