Tried to phone Disney Dining yesterday and book a fantasmic dinner package at Hollywood and vine on 14th may. I was amazed to hear it was sold old already. They told me to ring back at 7am today (12pm our time) for the 17th.I did this and spoke to the reservation assistant at 12.04-the latest time for dinner was 3.45!!!! I was told that these packages just sell out due to the limited shows disney have decided to do.
What are Disney playing at? They are not doing themselves any favours by cutting back on shows (and yes I do realise we are in a recession) but my ticket price hasnt dropped and they are providing less entertainment. Hollywood studios is also way too busy on these days by all accounts so I feel this may have an impact on our enjoyment of the day! Reading the forums, it seems if you havent booked a dinner package you could look at a 2 hr wait (not good with little ones) to watch the show.
So thank you for letting me get this off my chest and hope this helps if youre looking at going to fantasmic