Penny, John is right. We did the same thing with anytime dining. when I got there at the dining room we could have went right in but the second night we were there the two servers waiting on us were great so we asked for them every night after that. we would always have to wait at the most 15 minutes. So we would go get a drink before hand. Always had our saved bottle of wine there when we wanted it. So for us the only thing we feel we missed is the night of the baked alaskan dessert where they shut the lights down and bring them all out at once with the flames going. They only do that with the fixed time dining. Enjoy whatever you decide.