Due to my wife and I both being extremely busy these last two months we seem to have completely missed the opportunity to watch Candlelight due to the registration period having come and gone. Speaking on behalf of those who missed the opportunity to reserve a spot for the event there are some questions that I hope there are some answers to.
1) Will there be any chance for bystander viewing? In the past most of the curb space around the square and all along main street have been used, is this all reserved for those who registered this year?
2) Is there a chance that Disney will re-open registration?
3) My wife noticed that the Disney Blog didn't leave a facebook post regarding this and we almost never check the blog site itself. Did anyone notice this too or did you guys get something on facebook? If not, how did you find out about the registration?
Just to quickly comment on one last thing, I'm really disappointed that the dining packages were canceled without any explanation or apology after Disney themselves had promoted it publicly. We were eagerly awaiting the opportunity to purchase the dining package as we've had nothing but great experiences doing it over at DCA for World of Color viewing and were taken aback when on the Disney blog (after registration was long closed) the entry mentioned the dining package cancellation only a few posts above the one that mentioned it's intent to run the program.
I have to say that after being an annual pass holder since 88' and a premium holder now, I've never encountered anything that would make me want to voluntarily terminate the privilege that the pass brings Disney fans like my wife & kids and I. But the fact that I've been worrying a few days now about whether my family and I will be able to watch candlelight is enough to make me contemplate renewing next year. Not for the way that TDA decided to hold the event or because I missed the registration but for the way it's being managed right this minute. More specifically the transparent act of disregard towards the feelings of it's customers as demonstrated by the unapologetic way they effortlessly stuck it to people like me who were looking forward to paying a bit more to have a really memorable holiday dining package experience.