Well, I wasn't there when it happened, and since another table opened up, my friend didn't bother to complain. But she said that we came at exactly the wrong time of year because it was when those tour groups came by the bus load and her experience as a CM was that they were about the most entitled and rude guests there were. I think she said she tried to tell them the table was taken, but they pretended they didn't understand her, or they actually didn't understand her, so she just moved. My guess is that they were pretending not to understand...you can't walk up to a table where someone is already sitting and NOT understand that they are telling you the table is taken.That is just wrong. I would have opened my mouth. I would have also found out what group they were with and complain to guest services.
Over here, it's common to share tables with strangers, but you always ask first if the seats are free, and if you say no, people will move on. I'm betting this group had no intention of waiting for an open table, and figured they outnumbered her, so there wasn't much she could do.
But then, our experience at Casey's in DLP where the lady in line ahead of us got completely out of line and left, came back 5 minutes later and reclaimed her spot without asking, and then complained to a CM that the man in front of her cut in line and wouldn't give her spot back, which he had been ahead of us the whole time, so no way he could have cut her without cutting us first and he didn't. I tend to think a lot of people are dishonest and pretend not to understand so they can get ahead. In the end, the guy said he didn't believe he had cut, but by all means, if it was that important to her, he wasn't going to create a scene at Disney, and she could go ahead of him. He was very nice and was just boggled as to what she was trying to pull as he had been there the whole time and she had left!
Or the lady in the Denver Airport line for security who cut in front of us as the line was moving forward, and then when we took our place back, she treated her 10 year old daughter to a lecture about Satan's minions and how we were going to pergatory because we were cheaters and liars, and we were evil, sent to spread discord, and that THEY were GOOD people and would just turn the other cheek to us evil folk, etc. 30 minutes, she went on, trying to shame us into letting her in front of us, by telling her daughter how horrible we were and how good THEY were. It was hard to keep my mouth shut that time, but I figured it wouldn't do any good and I didn't want to get banned from the airport or our flight.
Some people are just like that.