If you're planning on taking your sweetheart out to dinner for Valentine's Day, I hope you already have your reservations--especially if you've chosen a Disney restaurant. With the popularity of the Disney Dining plan, many restaurants are booked way in advance. For example, we used to be able to make an ADR ("Advance Dining Reservation" as Disney calls it) for Le Cellier the night before, but lately even a week ahead isn't far enough in advance. And if you've been on Disney property this week, you'll notice the crowds are quite high. We stopped in at Downtown Disney around lunch time on Sunday and it was as packed as if it were Christmas.
Even onsite guests are complaining about this new push for the dining plan because they have to book restaurants so far in advance that there's no room for spontaneity. Heaven forbid they should later change their mind about their dining plans and want to rebook.