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Colleen27
05-12-2009, 01:08 PM
Well, it is about that time of year again. The ADR booking window for folks taking advantage of the free dining promo opens in just a few days, and I know there are some European DISers already booking for their free dining offer. So I thought I'd get a thread going for us to share our plans, experiences, and outcomes in booking ADRs for this uniquely challenging time of year to plan.

tjknitz
05-12-2009, 02:12 PM
Ohh this is a great thread.
I don't make my ADR's until June 13th - anxiously waiting!
Hoping to get:
CRT (b)
Chef Mickey (d)
Mama Melrose (d)
Crystal Palace (b)
Ohana (d)
Tusker House (b)
Askershus (b)
Coral Reef (d)

MelanieC
05-12-2009, 02:19 PM
I arrive on 8/7, so I've already made most of mine.

Already booked
8/8 LTT, Plaza
8/9 Yak & Yeti, Jiko
8/10 Coral Reef, Tepan Edo
8/11 Prime Time, Sci Fi
8/12 - Island's of Adventure
8/13 - Universal Studios
8/14- Islands of Adventure/Universal Studios - T-Rex
8/15- Sea World
8/16 - Boma
8/17- Ohana
8/18- LeCellier
8/19- Crystal Palace
8/20-Fantasmic Dinner pkg Mama Melrose

left to make
8/21 - Biergarten
8/22- 1900 Park Fare
8/23- Whispering Canyon
8/24 - Cape May Clambake

Colleen27
05-12-2009, 03:18 PM
We upgraded to the DxDDP and I've got a lot of ADRs to book, so I'm eager to hear how bookings are going for those of you going earlier in the FD period. We don't check in until Sept 25, so my ADR date isn't until June 27.

This is my list so far. I'm sure it'll change a few more times before I call! ;)

Breakfasts:
Chef Mickey (though I'd prefer lunch if they offer it again)
Akershus
Kona
Grand Floridian Cafe

Lunches:
Liberty Tree Tavern
Teppan Edo
Yak & Yeti
Brown Derby
Raglan Road (if our flight home allows)

Dinner:
Artist Point
Narcoosees
California Grill
Le Cellier
Kona
Flying Fish
Jiko
Restaurant Marrakesh
Spirit of Aloha

lostforever
05-12-2009, 04:47 PM
Help! This is my first post. I am going to Disney with my family in November and I thought that reservations could be made at Cinderella's Royal Table 180 days in advance. When I called WDWDINE, I was told it was 180 days. Did this change? I don't want to miss this for my girls based on bad information. Let me know what you all know so I can atleast call in on the right day. Our trip is 11/15-11/21. :confused3

tjknitz
05-12-2009, 08:15 PM
Help! This is my first post. I am going to Disney with my family in November and I thought that reservations could be made at Cinderella's Royal Table 180 days in advance. When I called WDWDINE, I was told it was 180 days. Did this change? I don't want to miss this for my girls based on bad information. Let me know what you all know so I can atleast call in on the right day. Our trip is 11/15-11/21. :confused3


Cinderella's Royal Table (CRT) reservations are now made 90 days in advance - you have plenty of time! princess:

Good luck! I hope you have a magical vacation!

4forthemouse
05-12-2009, 08:31 PM
We're going during free dining but are doing a split stay. I'll be a single mom at POP from 8/24-8/29 then we're moving to Beach Club joined by DH on 8/30. Will I be able to make dining reservations for my first 90 + 10 days, or will I have to wait and make one set of reservations for our Pop stay and a second set for our BC stay?? Anyone run into this in the past and have the answer? Because of free dining, I'd like to get my ADRs ASAP.

Coparm
05-13-2009, 07:13 AM
DD6 and I are going Sep9th to 16th with Free Dining, my ADR date is June 11th, hoping to get:

Akershus B
Le Cellier L
1900 Park Fare D
WGPC D
Tusker House B
Crystal Palace B
Narcoosee's D
O'Hana's B
Chef Mickey's D

Will let you all know how the booking goes. I just want it t be my ADR day then I know if I have them or not, then I finish the rest of my plans.:eek:

shera
05-13-2009, 08:25 AM
Staying at pop 8/08-8/16 on the 4/3 plan then staying 8/16-8/20 on free dining.Upgraded to deluxe dining during our free dining reservation.Made all my adr's already this week,here is what I got:

8/8 Ohana dinner
8/9 Rainforest Cafe @ AK dinner
8/10 Ohana breakfast,Planet Hollywood dinner
8/11 Mama Melrose Fantasmic
8/12 Chef Mickey dinner
8/13 Cape May breakfast, T-rex-dinner
8/14 Coral Reef lunch ,Tutto Italy dinner
8/15 Le Cellier lunch,Chef's de France dinner
8/16 Akershus lunch,Sci-fi dinner
8/17 Boma breakfast,Rose and Crown lunch, Teppan Edo dinner
8/18 1900 Parkfare breakfast,Wolfgang Puck Cafe dinner(after watching La Nouba)
8/19 Crt breakfast,Crystal Palace lunch, Tony's dinner
8/20 Chef Mickey breakfast

Birdrav
05-13-2009, 02:38 PM
[QUOTE=shera;31799641]Staying at pop 8/08-8/16 on the 4/3 plan then staying 8/16-8/20 on free dining.Made all my adr's already this week,here is what I got:


How did you book for the 16th on? We arrive on the 16th,but I thought I couldnt call til May 18th.

Heres what Im hoping for...

8.16 Ohana dinner
8.17 Yak and Yeti dinner
8.18 Big River Grill dinner
8.19 Coral Reef lunch
8.20 Chef Mickey breakfast
8.21 Raglan Road dinner

shera
05-13-2009, 02:53 PM
[QUOTE=shera;31799641]Staying at pop 8/08-8/16 on the 4/3 plan then staying 8/16-8/20 on free dining.Made all my adr's already this week,here is what I got:


How did you book for the 16th on? We arrive on the 16th,but I thought I couldnt call til May 18th.

Heres what Im hoping for...

8.16 Ohana dinner
8.17 Yak and Yeti dinner
8.18 Big River Grill dinner
8.19 Coral Reef lunch
8.20 Chef Mickey breakfast
8.21 Raglan Road dinner

I arrive on the 8th ,I have 2 reservations,but they let me make all my reservations because of the 90+10 rule.Some cm's won',but others do allow it.You arrive on the 16th so you will be calling on the 18th.Hope you get everything you want.

Connerzmom
05-13-2009, 03:07 PM
We are arriving on 09/19 so I can't call until June 21st. Here is the list I have so far:

Chef Mickey's (B)
Plan-N-Dine H&V (B)
Breakfast with Pooh (B)
Sci-Fi (D)
Garden Grill (?D)

I'm considering these:

Boma (D)
Le Cellier (L)
Mama Melrose (D--Fantasmic Package)

I'm sure I will change my mind 100 times (not the breakfasts though---not with a 2 1/2 year old).

MelanieC
05-13-2009, 03:12 PM
Staying at pop 8/08-8/16 on the 4/3 plan then staying 8/16-8/20 on free dining.Made all my adr's already this week,here is what I got:


8/9 Rainforest Cafe @ AK dinner
8/10 Planet Hollywood dinner
8/11 Mama Melrose Fantasmic
8/12 Chef Mickey dinner
8/13 Cape May breakfast T-rex-dinner
8/14 Coral Reef lunch ,Tutto Italy dinner
8/15 Ohana breakfast,Chef's de France dinner
8/16 Sci-fi dinner
8/17 Teppan Edo dinner
8/18 1900 Parkfare breakfast,Wolfgang Puck Cafe dinner
8/19 Tony's dinner
8/20 Chef Mickey breakfast


We'll be at POP almost the same dates - I'm getting so excited. About 85 days left :)

shera
05-13-2009, 03:32 PM
I know, it won't be long now.I am sure we will run into each other in the morning bus lines or the food court early for breakfast ,lol.We can't wait.

Mrs Grumpy
05-13-2009, 06:41 PM
We arrive on Sept. 12th so my ADR date is June 14th. Here is what I want.

9/13 - 50's Primetime (lunch)
9/14 - Tutto Italia (dinner)
9/15 - Crystal Palace (lunch)
9/16 - Tusker House (early breakfast - hopefully before park opens)
9/17 - Sci Fi (lunch)
9/18 - CRT (early breakfast - hopefully before park opens)
9/19 - Chef Mickeys (dinner)
9/20 - Coral Reef (lunch)
9/21 - Liberty Tree (lunch)

Still waiting on park hours so my days could switch. I really want those first ADR's for CRT and Tusker House though and then Chef Mickeys. Those are the ones that I most worried about. We are trying more lunches this time so I think that will help get me my other choices.

aanderson5
05-13-2009, 06:45 PM
We arrive on Aug 22 so I can call for ADR's on May 24. :cool1: These are our plans.

Aug 22 - nothing (plane arrives 7:30pm)
Aug 23 - Boma (d)
Aug 24 - Crystal Palace (b), GF Tea (OOP)
Aug 25 - 'Ohana (d)
Aug 26 - Biergarten (d)
Aug 27 - Chef Mickey's (b)

MelanieC
05-13-2009, 07:45 PM
I was able to add Biergarten for 8/21 today :)

ChasPowl
05-13-2009, 08:52 PM
This our plan
8/16 Rose and Crown (d)
8/17 1900PF (d)
8/18 LeCellier (d) --a longshot :scared:?
8/19 CapeMay Cafe (d)
8/20 Chefs de France (d)
8/21 50's PT (d)
8/22 Boma (d)

backups
Teppan Edo
Tutto Italia
Chef Mickeys

TraceyDisney2008
05-13-2009, 09:26 PM
ADR date is May 25th for Aug 23...I will be making my reservations while I am at POR in May.....yeah

hoping for
Aug 23. Chef Mickeys
24 Liberty Tree
25 Ohana
26 Hoop
27 Mama Melrose Fantasmic
28 Raglon Road
29 Akarush
Lecellier
30 ESPN Zone
31 Beirgarden
1 Prime time or Sci-Fi

Colleen27
05-16-2009, 06:38 PM
:jumping1:

Looking forward to some ADR success stories this week. :goodvibes

Dismom55
05-16-2009, 07:59 PM
We will be at Pop from 20 Sep to 1 Oct, if I did the calculations correctly my ADR date is 21 Jun. I used a TA, same as the one I used in 2007, so she will get my ADR's for me, she did a great job last time, so I have high hopes.

Here is the list of restaurants I am hoping to get (some will be OOP)

9/20 D - Crystal Palace
9/21 D - Akershus
9/22 D - Hollywood and Vine
9/23 B - Donalds Safari Breakfast
9/23 D - Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show
9/24 L - Cinderella's
9/25 D - Garden Grill
9/26 B - 1900 Park Fare
9/26 D - Chef Mickeys
9/27 D - Whispering Canyon Cafe
9/28 D - LeCellier
9/29 D - Tonys Town Square
9/30 D - Cape May

Some CT restaurants we hope to do are

Earl of Sandwich
Cosmic Rays
Columbia Harbor House
Pinocchio Village Haus
Sunshine Seasons
Lotus Blossom Cafe
ABC Commissary
The Picnic in the Park in AK
Flame Tree BBQ
Pop Century Food Court

With the exception of a few TS breakfast, most will be in our room as we will bring breakfast food items.

Birdrav
05-17-2009, 11:09 AM
:jumping1:

Looking forward to some ADR success stories this week. :goodvibes

Iam calling first thing tomorrow morning. I have a rediculously well planned agenda for my call. Complete with first, second and third choices. And a self made form to document my confirmation #'s.

I will let you know how things went, once I get everything comfirmed.

CanadianPaco
05-17-2009, 11:40 AM
We arrive on Aug 22 so I can call for ADR's on May 24. :cool1: These are our plans.

Aug 22 - nothing (plane arrives 7:30pm)
Aug 23 - Boma (d)
Aug 24 - Crystal Palace (b), GF Tea (OOP)
Aug 25 - 'Ohana (d)
Aug 26 - Biergarten (d)
Aug 27 - Chef Mickey's (b)

Can you "book" all your dates when you call on the 24th or just the Aug 22nd date?:confused:

Dancing Queen
05-17-2009, 02:18 PM
Iam calling first thing tomorrow morning. I have a rediculously well planned agenda for my call. Complete with first, second and third choices. And a self made form to document my confirmation #'s.

I will let you know how things went, once I get everything comfirmed.

Best wishes - Hope you get everything you want.

Let us know how it goes....

HollyP
05-17-2009, 02:54 PM
I'm going 9/22-10/7. I have an extensive list of ADR's that I'm hoping for. My Reservation window doesn't open until June 24th.


9/23- Liberty Tree Tavern- Dinner
9/24- Tutto Italia- Lunch
9/25- Whispering Canyon- Dinner
9/26-9/27 will be visiting family off site
9/28- AfternoonTea at Grand Floridian
- California Grill- Dinner
9/29- Sci-Fi early lunch
- Mama Melrose Fantasmic Package- Dinner
9/30- 1900 Park Fare- Breakfast
10/1- Raglan Road- Dinner
10/2 Ohana'- Dinner
10/3 ???
10/4- LeCellier- Lunch
10/5- ????
10/6- Teppan Edo- Lunch

Minnie_Megara
05-17-2009, 04:50 PM
Getting a little anxious about making my ADRs tomorrow... hoping I will actually be awake enough, since I'll have to be calling at 5am my time...

Looking for:

8/16 - nothing
8/17 - Boma (d)
8/18 - Rose & Crown (d)
8/19 - ?
8/20 - Crystal Palace (b) and Raglan Road (d)

Jen414
05-17-2009, 05:03 PM
I tried calling this morning. I have 2 reservations. One is just for 8/15 at the regular AAA rate; the second reservation is for 8/16-8/28 with free dining. I tried calling 3 times and no one would let me make any more than one day's worth of dining reservations. So, I guess I'm trying again tomorrow.

jwboucher
05-17-2009, 05:33 PM
I have to work tomorrow so hubby will be on the phone with my list st 7am. Hope he gets everyone that we need. A couple of years ago it took me 3 weeks of calling almost everyday to get Ohanas. We will be at Pop 8/16-8/22. My wish list is:

Planet Hollywood L
Ohana D

50's Primetime D

Teppan Edo D

Tony's Town Square D

Boma D

courtlynne
05-18-2009, 02:09 AM
I'm calling at 7 this morning and hoping to get:
8/16 1900 Park Fare Dinner
8/17 Tusker House Breakfast
8/18 Le Cellier Late Lunch/or Garden Grill can't decide because of kids
8/19 Crystal Palace lunch
it is the first day of calling for free dining so I'm keeping my fingers crossed, but now I'm wondering if I should have some back ups planned?

irishdadx4
05-18-2009, 09:41 AM
:banana:Woohoo...made my ADR's this morning for FD.

Taking family to WDW for the first time. So was a bit stressed about ADR's. Staying at POP 8/15-8/23.

Started calling at 6:58...got through at about 7:01. Went through phone tree, was on hold about 10-12 minutes I think. Kimberly, my CM, was fantasic. Courteous, and helpful. Got all my desired ADR's within 5-20 min of my requested time. So now for the good stuff...where we eatin'

8/16 Crystal Palace - lunch
8/17 1900 Park Fare - dinner
8/18 Boatwright's - dinner (this is a date night for me and my DW...19th wedding anniversary) (also doing a carriage ride after dinner around Port Orleans.:ssst:She doesn't know) Kids are getting pizza delivery to the resort room.
8/19 Chief Mickey's - early breakfast
8/20 Fantasmic dinner Package at Hollywood & Vine
8/21 Tony's Town Square - late lunch
8/22 Chief Mickey's - dinner

Turned out to be a great experience.... the entire call took about 34 min. She tried to transfer me over to 407-wdw-play so I could book the carriage ride but she wasn't able to so I had to make a new call to that. That took about 5 minutes to actually get through. It kept getting "all circuits are busy" and when I got through I was on hold for about 15-17 min. But once I got to a CM, Gabby Lynn, she was wonderful, as I expected. She made note on my ressie that we were having an anniversary, she was quite sure the carriage driver would do some sort of disney magic and stated that the note had already been added to all my dinner ressies too, by Kimberly. I'm thinking that this is going to be a great night for us....wife doesn't know anything about the carriage ride...I just told her we're having a date night one of the nights we're at WDW.

So...my experience was that ADR's went great...and hopefully everyone else that needs to make them with have just as great an experience. And I haven't even gotten to the park yet..wow. :cheer2:Yeah Disney:cheer2:


thanks Walt for all your love....:love:

MelanieC
05-18-2009, 10:01 AM
Congrat's on getting what you want - I'll be at POP at the same time! I'm getting so excited!

posh*tots* resale
05-18-2009, 10:26 AM
We're at POR from 9/20-9/27 and I can begin making my ADR's on 6/22. We don't know our park schedule yet since park hours for Sept. are not released until June 1st. But.....we have our ADR choices all picked out. :yay::yay: I was able to make our ressies for T-rex on the day we arrive so that's done. PHEW!! 1 ressie down...8 more to go!!! Now we just have to wait....:rolleyes1:rolleyes1:rolleyes1

Here are our choices:

B-Fast: CRT (yeah..I know..good luck...just gotta PRAY hard! :worship:
B-Fast: OHANA w/ Lilo & Stitch


Dinners:

Whispering Canyon Cafe
The Wave
Kona Cafe
Mama Melrose
LeCellier
Teppan Edo

denise5374
05-18-2009, 11:29 AM
We are at CBR 8/16-8/25, so I was on the phone at 7am this morning, waited on hold for 46 minutes and then got through to a wonderful CM Ailene and was able to get what I wanted. I had to swtrch Ohana from Friday night to Thursday but that's it.

8/16-Boma 6pm
8/17-SciFi 5:40pm
8/18-Chef Mickeys 6:20pm
8/19-Cape May Cafe-6:05pm
8/20-Ohana 5:00pm
8/21-Whispering Canyon Cafe- 6:00pm
8/22-LeCellier 4:55pm-MY birthday dinner
8/23-Mama Melrose(fantasmic Dinner) 3:35pm
8/24-Crystal Palace 6:00pm
8/25-Kona 8:30am

Can't wait!!!!!:banana::cheer2:princess::dance3:

DISNEYNY
05-18-2009, 11:44 AM
We will be at WDW 8/14 - 8/25. My FDP ressies are as follows.

8/16 - Sci Fi - 6:30
8/17 - Big River Grille - no ressie
8/18 - 1900 Park Fare - 6:15 (DS Bday)
8/19 - WGP counter service
8/20 - Yak & Yeti - 5:45
8/21 - Cape May Brkfst - 10:50 am
8/21 - Le Cellier - 6:05
8-22 - Cape May Dnr - 6:55
8/23 - Narcoossee - 7:10
8/24 - Chef Mickey 11:00 am
8/24 - Whispering Canyon - 5:55 :yay: :dance3: :cheer2:

brymolmom
05-18-2009, 01:02 PM
You guys are giving me hope that I'll get all mine. My hopefuls are:
8/29 - arrival
8/30 - Crystal Palace - 10:45am
8/31 - Sci Fi lunch; Cape May Dinner approx 6:30
9/1 - Luau
9/2 - Chefs De Fance
9/3 - no sit-downs - WPE for dinner
9/4 - LeCellier dinner
9/5 - Donald's Safari Breakfast

That's it!!! My LeCellier backup is either Teppan Edo (which I would prefer) or Captain's Grille (which the kids would prefer) - I'm torn about whether or not to be a good mom. :)

DISNEYNY
05-18-2009, 01:13 PM
That's it!!! My LeCellier backup is either Teppan Edo (which I would prefer) or Captain's Grille (which the kids would prefer) - I'm torn about whether or not to be a good mom. :)

I wanted to go to Teppan Edo too, but DD does not want to there. So we are going to either Big River Grille or Beaches and Cream. :cool1:

junebugs
05-18-2009, 01:19 PM
I'll be on the phone at 7 AM tomorrow 5/19. Keeping my fingers crossed to get these ADRs -

8/17 - Tutto Italia (d) - DS's choice for his 11th Birthday Dinner :cool2:

8/18 - 1900 Park Faire (d) 1st time DD will meet Cinderella princess:

8/19 - 50's Primetime Cafe (d) - Love it here :)

8/20 - Chef de France (d) Hoping to see Remy :thumbsup2

8/21 - Ohana (d) - 1st time dining here - can't wait :goodvibes

christie629
05-18-2009, 01:30 PM
I called this morning and spent over an hour on the phone. I was NOT able to get La Cellier or Ohana for dinner on any night. :(

I did get:
8-16 - BOMA
8-17 - Liberty Tree (not happy with this one - will change it)
8-18 - Tutto Italia
8-19 - Sci Fi for Lunch and Whispering Canyon for Dinner
8-20 - Boatwrights
8-21 - Marrakesh

I think I'm going to try to switch Liberty Tree to Garden Grill maybe?

So excited!!

CanadianPaco
05-18-2009, 01:35 PM
Here's my wish list:

24/8 - dinner at Boma
25/8 - dinner at Le Cellier
26/8 - lunch at Yak and Yeti dinner at California Grill
27/8 -
28/8 - Sci Fi Lunch
29/8 - Coral Reef dinner

One more week til I get to call though!

inkedupmomma
05-18-2009, 01:42 PM
Count me in! We will be there September 12-21! September 12 is a separate ressie though and will have no free dining! We will be staying at Pop that night, then switching over to CSR (first stay!) on the 13! Our free dining is upgraded to DXDP and starts the 13th!!

Here is what we are trying for:

Breakfast
Chef Mickey's
Boma
1900 Park Fare
Tuskerhouse
Crystal Palace
Kona
Akeshur's
Cape May Cafe or Maya Grille

Lunch
Yak and Yeti
Coral Reef

Dinner
CRT- 2x, both for dinner
Mama Melrose/Fantasmic package-Dinner
HDDMR
Le Cellier
Biergarten
50's PTC

landshark
05-18-2009, 02:11 PM
We arrive on 9/12. Here's our wish list:

Definite:
Coral Reef
Le Cellier
Hollywood and Vine (Fantasmic package)
Yak & Yeti
San Angel Inn
Whispering Canyon Cafe

Maybe:
50s PT
Sci Fi
Kona Cafe
Grand Floridian Cafe

Birdrav
05-18-2009, 02:16 PM
I cannot believe that I got everything that I wanted this morning !!!:banana::banana::banana:

I got through at 7 am sharp, was on hold for 47 minutes. I now know every word to Splash Mountain and Haunted Mansion :laughing:

I may change one thing though... What do you think? Heres what I got

8.16 Ohana 5:25
8.17 Yak and Yeti 5:15
8.18 Brown Derby w/fanstasmic 3:55
8.19 Boatwrights 5:00
8.20 Chef Mickeys breakfast 8:30am
8.20 Coral Reef 4:05
8.21 Raglan Road 8:30

Here is the problem. If you do the math that is 8 credits, when I am only due 6. Brown Derby taking 2. I orginally did not want Brown Derby because of that, but it was the only Fantasmic pkg. left.
So, Im thinking of dropping Boatwrights and Raglan Road. Is that a good idea?:confused3

SPOERLX3
05-18-2009, 02:26 PM
8/16: Tusker House Donalds Safari breakfast 8:10am
Boma-Dinner 6:30p(wanted 6:45 but nothing available after 6:30)
8/17: Teppan Edo 7:50p
8/18: Sci-Fi 11:00a (oop)
50's Prime Time 3:10pm (Desert-oop)
8/19: Crystal Palace 8:20a (wanted closer to 8:00a, but close enough)
Whispering Canyon Cafe 5:50p
8/20: O'Hana 5:00p
8/21: Le Cellier 5:00p
8/22: Boma-Breakfast 7:55a

All in all, I got everything within 5 minutes of my request with the exception of Crytal Palace for breakfast and Boma for dinner but all were within 15 minute of each other so I was HAPPY!

brymolmom
05-18-2009, 03:57 PM
I cannot believe that I got everything that I wanted this morning !!!:banana::banana::banana:

I got through at 7 am sharp, was on hold for 47 minutes. I now know every word to Splash Mountain and Haunted Mansion :laughing:

I may change one thing though... What do you think? Heres what I got

8.16 Ohana 5:25
8.17 Yak and Yeti 5:15
8.18 Brown Derby w/fanstasmic 3:55
8.19 Boatwrights 5:00
8.20 Chef Mickeys breakfast 8:30am
8.20 Coral Reef 4:05
8.21 Raglan Road 8:30

Here is the problem. If you do the math that is 8 credits, when I am only due 6. Brown Derby taking 2. I orginally did not want Brown Derby because of that, but it was the only Fantasmic pkg. left.
So, Im thinking of dropping Boatwrights and Raglan Road. Is that a good idea?:confused3


Personally, based on some of the issues I've been reading about with the Fantasmic pkg (having to get there just as early as everyone else - so it doesn't really 'save' you anything if what I've been reading on the Theme Parks board is accurate) - I would drop the Brown Derby. Then you'd only have to cancel one.

Birdrav
05-18-2009, 04:43 PM
Personally, based on some of the issues I've been reading about with the Fantasmic pkg (having to get there just as early as everyone else - so it doesn't really 'save' you anything if what I've been reading on the Theme Parks board is accurate) - I would drop the Brown Derby. Then you'd only have to cancel one.

I read about that too. But I also, read that those without the pkg. are going 2 hours early now, and those with the pkg. can go ONLY :rotfl: 1 hour early.

I just can't decide on this one. I ll sit on it for a few days.

jwboucher
05-18-2009, 05:38 PM
Well I had to work today so I left hubby in charge. He had a heck of a time. He was halfway through and a recording came on about a survey and he was disconnected!!:eek: This was after a hour wait on hold. He had to call back and wait again. Only one he had trouble with was Ohanas. Earliest on 8/17 was 9:30pm!!He took it but when I got home I changed it to 1900 Park Fare because Ohanas is booked for the week. Here's what we got.

8/16 Crystal Palace 7:30pm
8/17 Planet Hollywood 11:00am
1900 Park Fare 5:45pm
8/18 50's Primetime 5:40 pm
8/19 Teppan Edo 6:10pm
8/20 Tony's Town Square 6:00pm
8/21 Boma 6:00pm

Pretty much got what we wanted.
:cool1:

tarabelle13
05-18-2009, 05:53 PM
My DH was able to book them yesterday
We ended up with everything we wanted, at the times we wanted...that NEVER happens.

8/16 Tusker House 8am
8/17 Chef Mickeys 8:35am
8/18 Le Cellier 5:15pm
8/19 Crystal Palace 8am
8/20 Mama Melrose 4pm ( early but we dont want to miss Fantasmic)
8/21 1900 Park Fare 5:30p,m
8/22 Ohana 8:30am


:cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:

thunderbird1
05-18-2009, 07:06 PM
Getting a little anxious about making my ADRs tomorrow... hoping I will actually be awake enough, since I'll have to be calling at 5am my time...

I got you beat--I had to call at 4 am. At least it was quiet around my house at that hour. :laughing:

I called this morning and spent over an hour on the phone. I was NOT able to get La Cellier or Ohana for dinner on any night. :(

I'm so sorry--that must have been so frustrating. I couldn't get Le Cellier on my first choice of dates (the 17th--being the very beginning of free dining, I wasn't surprised it was full) but was able to get it on my second choice.

I cannot believe that I got everything that I wanted this morning !!!:banana::banana::banana:

I got through at 7 am sharp, was on hold for 47 minutes. I now know every word to Splash Mountain and Haunted Mansion :laughing:

Lol, we were on hold at the same time--I heard the exact same songs! And ended up getting everything we wanted, too, though I did have to change dates for Le Cellier. I don't have my spreadsheet in front of me, but I think we got Le Cellier, Ohana, Boma, Cape May, Spirit of Aloha Luau, Biergarten, Crystal Palace and Teppan Edo.

Only three months until I need bigger pants!

Minnie_Megara
05-18-2009, 09:21 PM
I got you beat--I had to call at 4 am. At least it was quiet around my house at that hour. :laughing:

Yikes! I did set my alarm to check at 4am if the online ADR system was rolled out... no luck... but at least I got another hour's rest before I had to get my brain in thinking mode! :lmao:

Just called in and made my last reservation, so I am officially booked up! :woohoo: Went for Sanaa, based on the recommendation of the CM who did the rest of my bookings this a.m.

Mickeys.friend
05-19-2009, 08:06 AM
I called right at 7AM and was on hold for an hour. I got a wonderful CM and was able to book all my ADR's at the times I wanted with the exception of having to eat at 50's Prime Time a couple hours earlier than planned....but that was no big deal really....We are a party of 5.(4 and a baby).Here's what I got....

August 17 Ohana 8:50 PM (we arrive in Orlando @ 6:30)
18 Crystal Palace 11:40 AM
19 50's Prime Time Cafe 3:20 PM
20 Chef's de France 7:10 PM
21 Yak & Yeti 5:15 PM
22 Marakesh 6:00 PM
23 1900 Park Fare 5:00 PM
LIZ

taymacsmom
05-19-2009, 12:02 PM
We arrive on August 17th and I just got off of my final of 4 calls to make ADRs. (Long story...for another post!) Here are our final plans. Any thoughts or comments are welcome!

Aug. 17 - Chefs de France - dinner @ 5:20
Aug. 18 - Tony's Town Square - lunch @ 12:05
Aug. 19 - Cape May - dinner @ 5:50
Aug. 20 - Chef Mickey's - dinner @ 7:05
Aug. 21 - 1900 Park Fare - dinner @ 6:15
Aug. 22 - Tutto Italia - lunch @ 12:00

Couldn't get the Fantasmic dinner package at Mama Melrose but from what I have been reading on the boards it may be a blessing in disguise. We'll probably just get in line with the rest of the crowd. Only one I am questioning is 1900 Park Fare. Should I switch to The Plaza?

sharadoc
05-19-2009, 12:06 PM
I called yesterday around noon and that's when the system was down. I didn't get a chance to call back until 4:30 - 5:00 pm but I wasn't worried since I was very flexible. Anyway, we got everything we wanted at the timeframes. I think we weren't going for anything hard to get though, but here's our list:

8/16 - Plaza, dinner
8/17 - Sci-Fi, late lunch
8/18 - Trails End dinner
8/20 - Cape May Cafe dinner
8/22 - Boma breakfast
8/24 - Cape May Cafe breakfast

We're there for 9 nights, but we're going to do the rest CS. We don't like to sit down and eat every day.

DISNEYNY
05-19-2009, 12:11 PM
We arrive on August 17th and I just got off of my final of 4 calls to make ADRs. (Long story...for another post!) Here are our final plans. Any thoughts or comments are welcome!

Aug. 17 - Chefs de France - dinner @ 5:20
Aug. 18 - Tony's Town Square - lunch @ 12:05
Aug. 19 - Cape May - dinner @ 5:50
Aug. 20 - Chef Mickey's - dinner @ 7:05
Aug. 21 - 1900 Park Fare - dinner @ 6:15
Aug. 22 - Tutto Italia - lunch @ 12:00

Only one I am questioning is 1900 Park Fare. Should I switch to The Plaza?

I have never been to the Plaza, but we like 1900 Park Fare...we are going there on 8/18. It's a buffet so I guess it depends on whether or not you want a buffet 3 nights in a row.

taymacsmom
05-19-2009, 12:16 PM
I have never been to the Plaza, but we like 1900 Park Fare...we are going there on 8/18. It's a buffet so I guess it depends on whether or not you want a buffet 3 nights in a row.

Don't necessarily mind the buffets. In fact with a 4 year old and a vegetarian teen they are sometimes preferable! Thanks for the reply!

junebugs
05-19-2009, 12:25 PM
I called this morning right at 7 AM and was on hold for about 35 minutes. I got a great CM and was able to get most of the ADRs I wanted. I had to move some days/times but I'm happy overall. The only disappointment was Ohana was completely booked. Here's what I got:

8/17 - Tutto Italia, 6:45 pm
8/18 - Chef de France, 5:10 pm
8/19 - Yak & Yeti, 1:00 pm
8/20 - Teppan Edo, 7:50 pm (a little late, but it will give us a chance to try some treats in the World Showcase before dinner!:thumbsup2)
8/21 - 1900 Park Fare, 6:40 pm

jshannon2005
05-19-2009, 12:26 PM
I just wanted to ask a couple of questions....my mom is going on her 1st solo trip with the oldest grandchild which is also my daughter....they are going 19 sept to 26 sept. They are doing the free dining and we were just wondering how hard is it to get adr's when the free dining is going on...do you usually get the ones that you want? We have never done the dining plan so this is a 1st also! Thank you in advance for some info!!!!

junebugs
05-19-2009, 12:32 PM
Sorry, I don't have too much info. as this was my first time booking ADRs during Free Dining. This was the first time I have ever been on hold for 35 minutes! After reading many of the posts it looks like the most popular restaurants (Ohana, Le Cellier) book up VERY fast, but if you are flexible about your day/time you want to reserve and you have a few restaurants picked out as back ups you should be able to get some good ADRs.

SPOERLX3
05-19-2009, 12:43 PM
My DH was able to book them yesterday
We ended up with everything we wanted, at the times we wanted...that NEVER happens.

8/16 Tusker House 8am
8/17 Chef Mickeys 8:35am
8/18 Le Cellier 5:15pm
8/19 Crystal Palace 8am
8/20 Mama Melrose 4pm ( early but we dont want to miss Fantasmic)
8/21 1900 Park Fare 5:30p,m
8/22 Ohana 8:30am


:cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:

Your 8/19 Crystal Palace 8am ADR proves the theory that they hold ADR'S back for the next day or that they only alot a certain amount of ADR's on each day. My 90 day date was Sunday the 17th. I called at exactly 6am CSTand my CM answered on the 1st ring. Crystal Palace was the 2nd ADR that I requested (after Le Cellier) and I requested 8am in 8/19. She told me that 8:20 was her very 1st availability! You called yesterday and got 8am! Congratulations!:thumbsup2 I will still be there before 8am, I just probably won't get to eat till my ressie time but that's fine..........I'm sure I won't wither up and blow away in 20 minutes.:rotfl:

muppetmom
05-19-2009, 01:10 PM
We are on the DxDP ...so here are our reservations!

8/16 Lunch Teppan Edo, Dinner Yachtsman
8/17 Lunch Mama Melrose, Dinner Boma
8/18 Lunch Kona Cafe, Dinner Brown Derby Fantasmic
8/19 Lunch Yak and Yeti, Dinner Narcoossees
8/20 Lunch Tokyo Dining, Dinner Flying Fish
8/21 Breakfast Boma, Dinner Cali Grill
8/22 Lunch Tusker House, Dinner Jiko
8/23 Lunch Le Cellier, Dinner Citricos
8/24 return to reality and start dieting

fizz13
05-19-2009, 03:56 PM
Wow a mixed bag of positive and negative here, looks like the way to go is make my phoencall on sunday and if i dont get what i want call back on my 90 day mark for each one. but i do have backups for my backups and am ready to flip my park days around if necessary. In an ideal world heres what i am aiming for. We are a party of 2 adults (maybe this will go in my favour):

8/23- tusker house 8am
8/23- ohana (D)
8/24- Tokyo Dining (L)
8/25- Crystal palace 8am
8/25 Mama Melrose FDP
8/26- California Grill
8/27- Rose and Crown (L)
8/27- Raglan Road
8/28- Boma (D)

vellamint
05-19-2009, 08:54 PM
Your 8/19 Crystal Palace 8am ADR proves the theory that they hold ADR'S back for the next day or that they only alot a certain amount of ADR's on each day. My 90 day date was Sunday the 17th. I called at exactly 6am CSTand my CM answered on the 1st ring. Crystal Palace was the 2nd ADR that I requested (after Le Cellier) and I requested 8am in 8/19. She told me that 8:20 was her very 1st availability! You called yesterday and got 8am! Congratulations!:thumbsup2 I will still be there before 8am, I just probably won't get to eat till my ressie time but that's fine..........I'm sure I won't wither up and blow away in 20 minutes.:rotfl:

I never heard that theory...is that true? I thought your party size determines availability....I know that my family of six has a difficult and sometimes impossible time getting ADR's but a family of 4 or a couple still can get availablity...

SPOERLX3
05-19-2009, 10:40 PM
I have read about that theory on disboards and when I saw that you booked a day later than me and got an 8am, it really proved that theory (in my mind at least). We are a party of 6 and got everything that we wanted within 5 minutes of my requested time except Crystal Palace for breakfast (ask for 8 but was told 8:20 was the earliest available) and Boma. This was another funny thing......................I ask for Boma at 6:45, was told nothing was available after 6:30. But I called back the next day (yesterday around 4pm CST) and guess what she offered me???? 6:45! Oh well, I am happy! I may try again, but maybe not. Just depends on the mood I am in for that day! LOL!:thumbsup2

thunderbird1
05-20-2009, 07:23 AM
I got you beat--I had to call at 4 am. At least it was quiet around my house at that hour. :laughing:

Yikes! I did set my alarm to check at 4am if the online ADR system was rolled out... no luck... but at least I got another hour's rest before I had to get my brain in thinking mode! :lmao:

Just called in and made my last reservation, so I am officially booked up! :woohoo: Went for Sanaa, based on the recommendation of the CM who did the rest of my bookings this a.m.

How funny--I called back this morning for a Sanaa reservation, too! Great minds (or hungry guests!) think alike.

My experience today? I did get a second Le Cellier reservation (my reason for getting up at 4 am. . . again), so in that regard it was a raging success. When I called right at 4, I pushed all the same prompts as Monday, and got a message saying my hold time would be less than 8 minutes--woo hoo! But then when I got through, I was told I had to be transferred somewhere else, where I was on hold for over 45 minutes. :confused3 Oh well, what else was I going to do from 4-5 am, right? Sleep is for the weak! :laughing:

taymacsmom
05-20-2009, 07:57 AM
Well I had to work today so I left hubby in charge. He had a heck of a time. He was halfway through and a recording came on about a survey and he was disconnected!!:eek: This was after a hour wait on hold. He had to call back and wait again. Only one he had trouble with was Ohanas. Earliest on 8/17 was 9:30pm!!He took it but when I got home I changed it to 1900 Park Fare because Ohanas is booked for the week. Here's what we got.

8/16 Crystal Palace 7:30pm
8/17 Planet Hollywood 11:00am
1900 Park Fare 5:45pm
8/18 50's Primetime 5:40 pm
8/19 Teppan Edo 6:10pm
8/20 Tony's Town Square 6:00pm
8/21 Boma 6:00pm

Pretty much got what we wanted.
:cool1:

Now I have time for my ADR story. All in all, not too bad and I am happy with my final choices (for now, LOL). Same thing happened to me with the recording about the survey. Called at around 10:40 am and got through immediately. CM was very nice and I asked 1st for Mama Melrose with Fantasmic and couldn't get it. Then Crystal Palace - no luck with that either. Got my next four ressies and had to leave to pick up DS from preschool so CM said she would give me my confirmation numbers and that's when it happened. When I realized that I had indeed been disconnected, I called immediately back and found out that the CM had not put any of my 4 ressies in the system. I had to start all over! UGH!!! All good now and I am thinking that not getting Mama Melrose might not be a bad thing! We have done it 2 before and love it! I could skip it this trip but DDs won't hear of it. Maybe when they realize that we my have to stand in line upwards of 2 hours they will change their minds!

Kat in WA
05-20-2009, 09:04 AM
When we go to DLand for our annual visit, we find we have better luck getting ADR's for lunch times and just do CS for dinner. It fits in well with our park touring schedules as well. With the exception of Ohana and LTT for dinner (on MNSSHP night), we're planning our TS meals for lunch. Any thoughts or experiences with this? Not sure if it helps with ADR availability. Help us, oh wise ones:worship:.

thunderbird1
05-20-2009, 10:24 AM
When we go to DLand for our annual visit, we find we have better luck getting ADR's for lunch times and just do CS for dinner. It fits in well with our park touring schedules as well. With the exception of Ohana and LTT for dinner (on MNSSHP night), we're planning our TS meals for lunch. Any thoughts or experiences with this? Not sure if it helps with ADR availability. Help us, oh wise ones:worship:.

I don't know how wise I am, ;) but lunch reservations should definitely be easier to get than dinner. In addition, if there's someplace you still can't get an ADR, you may have luck with a walk up right when the restaurant opens (be there before opening). Good luck, neighbor!

tripplanner2
05-20-2009, 10:05 PM
So I called today and could not get Mickeys Backyard BBQ. I was shocked. I really thought it was an easy ADR so I think I will try again tomorrow. She was having problems with her computer and the main system was crashing. She kept saving my stuff and giving me ADR's. She was an amazing CM. I wish they were all so good and dedicated.

webcreatrix
05-21-2009, 09:48 PM
I called to make ADRs for the 16th, the first day of free dining. I had no wait, but the call took forever - almost 40 minutes.

16th Chef Mickey's 5:20
17th Cinderella's Royal Table 12:15
18th Sci Fi 11:25
19th Kona Cafe 9:55, California Grill 5:30
20th Tusker House 8:20
21st Coral Reef 11:40
22nd 50s Prime Time 11:30
23rd Ohana 6:30
24th Akershus 10:40, Le Cellier 5:00
25th 1900 Park Fare 10:45, Crystal Palace 5:00

kalikat420
05-21-2009, 10:07 PM
I called on Wednesday at 7 am to make ADRs for our upcoming trip, arriving 8/18. I was on hold for 42 minutes; when I finally got through to the CM, she said the system was down. She did try to make and ADR for California Grill and got all the way to taking my credit card to hold the reservation (yes, even though we're on the DDP) and her system crashed.

I hung up and took a shower. Called back about 30 minutes later, held for 20 more minutes and got the same response from the next CM. I persisted and she tried to make an ADR and it worked!

I felt fortunate that we got the times we asked for at all restaurants except California Grill. Our ADR is at 7:45 and Wishes is at 10 - will they boot us out before the fireworks?

8/19 Tea at the Garden View Lounge 2 pm
8/19 Raglan Road 8 pm
8/20 Mama Melrose 6:10 pm
8/21 California Grill 7:45 pm
8/22 Teppan Edo 8 pm
8/23 Biergarten 12 pm

Colleen27
05-21-2009, 10:41 PM
I felt fortunate that we got the times we asked for at all restaurants except California Grill. Our ADR is at 7:45 and Wishes is at 10 - will they boot us out before the fireworks?


No, they won't. Dinner there can take 1.5-2 hours easily so your timing isn't too bad at all, but even if you finish up well before the fireworks and want to look around the Contemporary to pass some time, they will give you a slip that will allow you to come back up to enjoy the fireworks from the deck.

inkedupmomma
05-22-2009, 12:57 PM
No, they won't. Dinner there can take 1.5-2 hours easily so your timing isn't too bad at all, but even if you finish up well before the fireworks and want to look around the Contemporary to pass some time, they will give you a slip that will allow you to come back up to enjoy the fireworks from the deck.

I'd like to add, a 7:45 adr doesn't not mean you will definitely get seated at 7:45..so hopefully that will work to your advantage combined with everything colleen said!

snykymom
05-22-2009, 01:55 PM
I felt fortunate that we got the times we asked for at all restaurants except California Grill. Our ADR is at 7:45 and Wishes is at 10 - will they boot us out before the fireworks?

No, they won't. Dinner there can take 1.5-2 hours easily so your timing isn't too bad at all, but even if you finish up well before the fireworks and want to look around the Contemporary to pass some time, they will give you a slip that will allow you to come back up to enjoy the fireworks from the deck.

I'd like to add, a 7:45 adr doesn't not mean you will definitely get seated at 7:45..so hopefully that will work to your advantage combined with everything colleen said!

And even if you are still at California Grill when Wishes starts, and are still at your table, realize that only 1/2 of the tables or so overlook Cinderella's Castle. The rest are on the other side of the Contemporary. We we seated at CG, ordered our dinner, our server held the order for us and we had to go outside on the deck to watch the fireworks. When we came back our appetizers were just arriving for us. So even if timing of the reservation may be right, it's still no guarantee that you can sit and eat while watching Wishes!

PiperGirlInWondrland
05-22-2009, 05:50 PM
Wow, I am so happy! Called tonight and got everything we asked for during free dining, including Donald's safari breakfast, Teppan Edo, Tutto Italia and Le Cellier! I figured it was a longshot for Le Cellier but was able to get 4:50pm! :cool1:

I hope everyone gets what they are looking for!

Goofy22
05-22-2009, 06:13 PM
Staying at pop 8/08-8/16 on the 4/3 plan then staying 8/16-8/20 on free dining.Made all my adr's already this week,here is what I got:

8/8 Ohana dinner
8/9 Rainforest Cafe @ AK dinner
8/10 Ohana breakfast,Planet Hollywood dinner
8/11 Mama Melrose Fantasmic
8/12 Chef Mickey dinner
8/13 Cape May breakfast, T-rex-dinner
8/14 Coral Reef lunch ,Tutto Italy dinner
8/15 Le Cellier lunch,Chef's de France dinner
8/16 Sci-fi dinner
8/17 Teppan Edo dinner
8/18 1900 Parkfare breakfast,Wolfgang Puck Cafe dinner(after watching La Nouba)
8/19 Tony's dinner
8/20 Chef Mickey breakfast

I don't know if your on the dining plan during your 4/3 package deal but Rain Forest Cafe whether at AK or DTD are not on the dining plan just FYI you may already know but I just wanted to be sure! I wish it was my kids love Rainforest!

shera
05-22-2009, 10:18 PM
I don't know if your on the dining plan during your 4/3 package deal but Rain Forest Cafe whether at AK or DTD are not on the dining plan just FYI you may already know but I just wanted to be sure! I wish it was my kids love Rainforest!

yes we are on the dining plan during our 4/3 stay.I actually have 2 free kids meal coupons I will be using at RFC ,so it won't cost very much for us to visit.It will be our 1st time eating there.Hope it's good.We are looking forward to T-rex too.Thanks!!

eeyoregon
05-22-2009, 11:41 PM
I am going to put the sheer misery of my horrible ADR booking nightmare on Wednesday behind me and share what I was able to secure after 5 hours of phone calls, 4 different castmembers and endless computer glitches.

August 18 Sci-Fi dinner
August 19 Kona Cafe dinner
August 20 Teppan Edo dinner
August 21 Tutto Italia dinner
August 22 Primetime Cafe dinner
August 23 Boma dinner
August 24 'Ohana dinner
August 25 Le Cellier dinner

Can't wait to go thru it all again for my October trip :scared1:!!

Goofy22
05-23-2009, 10:22 AM
yes we are on the dining plan during our 4/3 stay.I actually have 2 free kids meal coupons I will be using at RFC ,so it won't cost very much for us to visit.It will be our 1st time eating there.Hope it's good.We are looking forward to T-rex too.Thanks!!

We're actually doing T-Rex on our Arrival day as we may be doing Universal Studios that day even if not it's just going to be a all around whatever day! :thumbsup2

dfr
05-23-2009, 12:31 PM
Hi,
here's mine any comments welcome and i still have one more to book so any good ideas welcome.
19th spirit of aloha 20:00
20th yak and yeti 12:30
21st chef de france 18:00
22nd narcooeess's 20:00
23rd raglan road 17:30
24th 9 dragons 18:00
25th mama melrose fantasmic package 15:40
26th boma 17:05
27th le cellier 18:00
28th crystal palace 18:15
29th le cellier 12:30
30th turf club 19:00 (staying at sarotoga springs)
31st ???????

cheers dave

Goofy22
05-23-2009, 06:46 PM
Hi,
here's mine any comments welcome and i still have one more to book so any good ideas welcome.
19th spirit of aloha 20:00
20th yak and yeti 12:30
21st chef de france 18:00
22nd narcooeess's 20:00
23rd raglan road 17:30
24th 9 dragons 18:00
25th mama melrose fantasmic package 15:40
26th boma 17:05
27th le cellier 18:00
28th crystal palace 18:15
29th le cellier 12:30
30th turf club 19:00 (staying at sarotoga springs)
31st ???????

cheers dave

Teppan Edo , Grand Floridian Cafe, Tutto Italia, Kona Cafe

julezdisney
05-23-2009, 11:19 PM
Can you "book" all your dates when you call on the 24th or just the Aug 22nd date?:confused:

Somebody probably answered this but I wanted to let you know that you can book on 90 days out from your 1st day of reservation for up to 10 days. That's what the last dining rep told me.

---------------------------

My ADR date is June 25th, for Sept. 23-27th. I hope to do:

O'hana (B)
Akershus ?sp? (D)
San Angel Inn (D)
Trail's End (L) *Maybe.....

julezdisney
05-23-2009, 11:25 PM
I am going to put the sheer misery of my horrible ADR booking nightmare on Wednesday behind me and share what I was able to secure after 5 hours of phone calls, 4 different castmembers and endless computer glitches.

August 18 Sci-Fi dinner
August 19 Kona Cafe dinner
August 20 Teppan Edo dinner
August 21 Tutto Italia dinner
August 22 Primetime Cafe dinner
August 23 Boma dinner
August 24 'Ohana dinner
August 25 Le Cellier dinner

Can't wait to go thru it all again for my October trip :scared1:!!

:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

goofy&tigger2
05-24-2009, 09:12 AM
We just got done calling this a.m. & no probs. Got everything we wanted from O'hana's to Chefs De France to see Remy! Was very pleased w/Disney Staff & glad to hear no computer crashes. :goodvibes:cool1:

goofy&tigger2
05-24-2009, 09:17 AM
What about O'hana's or Nine Dragons? We love Nine Dragons never went to O'hana's but couldn't get in 2 years ago and finally got in this year--we hear great things about them.

thunderbird1
05-24-2009, 04:18 PM
I'm still making reservations (we have a lot of days, so 90+10 was just the beginning for us), and I've only had trouble with one of them. Care to take a guess? Not Le Cellier, not 'Ohana, but Tusker House! :confused3 It took me 2 calls and I had to change times to get a lunch ADR. I assume it's because I wanted to get the priority seating vouchers for the Finding Nemo musical, but still. . . .

Hope everyone else is getting everything they want!

Get me to Disney!
05-24-2009, 04:48 PM
Here's my list - at least I think:

Always open to ideas and tips from others.

I have never tried any of these excepte Hoop Dee Doo

HOOP DEE DOO
CINDERELLAS ROYAL TABLE
LE CHEFS DE FRANCE
LE CELLIER
CORAL REEF
RAINFOREST CAFE (IS THIS INCLUDED WITH THE DINING PLAN?)
50'S PRIMETIME
SCI FI
CHEF MICKEYS
BOMA
WHISPERING CANYON

Let me have it......your thoughts :)

goofy&tigger2
05-24-2009, 06:51 PM
Rain Forest Cafe is not in the Dinner Plan. However we have eaten there many times and the food is delicious, especially the VOLCANO desert! We like the Pot Roast. :banana:

1disneynutt
05-24-2009, 07:09 PM
eeyoregon, just curious what time you were able to get Ohanas for on the 24th? I called at 7am on May 20th was on hold for maybe 5min and the first ressie I asked for was Ohanas and the CM told me the only time available was at 8:45pm! Nothing earlier was available on the 21st either. I am beginning to think that when I phoned in may have just been the beginning of all the computer troubles on that day. Really disappointed about the time of my ressie because I am not used to eating that late but have gotten alot of positive comments from other dissers who have gone that late and enjoyed watching Wishes from the restaurant. Just wondering if I was given the wrong info when I phoned in. I guess if anything else it will make be angst all over again :rotfl2:

DisneyCP2002
05-24-2009, 07:55 PM
Just found this thread so wanted to share my ADR's. Love reading through everyone elses.

8/15 1900 Park Fare @ 6:55 pm(hoping to watch Wishes from the Beach)
8/16 Tusker House w/Donald and friends @ 8:10 am
8/17 Crystal Palace @8:10 am
8/18 Tutto Italia @ 5:30 pm(a first for me)
8/19 Prime Time 50's Cafe @ 5:15 pm(time may change but defintely not resturant)
8/20 Chef Mickey's @ 7:30 am

tarabelle13
05-24-2009, 08:02 PM
Just found this thread so wanted to share my ADR's. Love reading through everyone elses.

8/15 1900 Park Fare @ 6:55 pm(hoping to watch Wishes from the Beach)
8/16 Tusker House w/Donald and friends @ 8:10 am
8/17 Crystal Palace @8:10 am
8/18 Tutto Italia @ 5:30 pm(a first for me)
8/19 Prime Time 50's Cafe @ 5:15 pm(time may change but defintely not resturant)
8/20 Chef Mickey's @ 7:30 am



We will be at Tusker House at the same time!!

jupers
05-24-2009, 08:40 PM
So, after being made "cruise director" (I secretly love it) I had to spend almost my whole day yesterday on the phone with Dis. :surfweb:We are party of 15 so making ADRs took forever!!!!! But please give thoughts on what we got...

8/22 CP Breakfast
Ohana Dinner
8/23 LTT dinner
8/24 Teppan Edo
8/25 Chef Mickey's
8/26 HDD
8/27 California Grill-This is tentative, because we are such a large party I've been dealing with them directly and of course the system crashed so they're going to call Tuesday with my Ressie number.

We've never eaten at Ohana, Teppan Edo, CM for dinner, or the California Grill. What do you think?????

shera
05-24-2009, 09:10 PM
Just found this thread so wanted to share my ADR's. Love reading through everyone elses.

8/15 1900 Park Fare @ 6:55 pm(hoping to watch Wishes from the Beach)
8/16 Tusker House w/Donald and friends @ 8:10 am
8/17 Crystal Palace @8:10 am
8/18 Tutto Italia @ 5:30 pm(a first for me)
8/19 Prime Time 50's Cafe @ 5:15 pm(time may change but defintely not resturant)
8/20 Chef Mickey's @ 7:30 am

we will be at Chef Mickey at 7:05,see you there

neatokimmo
05-25-2009, 11:06 AM
I hope to get....
8-31 Chef Mickey Dinner
9-1 Crystal Palace Breakfast - early as possible
9-2 Hoop De Voo Musical Review 5pm show
9-3 Le Cellier (lunch) & Tepan Edo (dinner)
9-4 Captain Grill
9-5 no sit down meal
9-6 Kona
9-7 Yak & Yeti
9-8 no sit down meal
9-9 Chef De France
9-10 Grand Floridian
9-11 Ohana (or Kona again if they are booked)
9-12 Olivias
9-13 The Wave

Some of the days can be switched around. I think we'll have a better chance for Le Cellier at lunch.

SPOERLX3
05-25-2009, 11:27 AM
Since you are booking for 14 days(lucky you!) and most people only book for 6-7 days on an average, you may have a better chance of booking your Le Cellier ressie for dinner later on the 11th, 12th, 13th ,or 14th day of your trip for dinner (if you get a CM that will allow you to book those days) I have seen some reviews that say they got to book their entire trip and some that say their CM wouldnt let them, so hopefully you get a good one. If you want Le Cellier for dinner, and you get a CM that won't let you book the 11th-14th day, then I would still try and book your ressie for Le Cellier on the 9th or 10th day and definitely make that ressie your 1st request when you call.

neatokimmo
05-25-2009, 11:33 AM
Thanks for the tip!

Since you are booking for 14 days(lucky you!) and most people only book for 6-7 days on an average, you may have a better chance of booking your Le Cellier ressie for dinner later on the 11th, 12th, 13th ,or 14th day of your trip for dinner (if you get a CM that will allow you to book those days) I have seen some reviews that say they got to book their entire trip and some that say their CM wouldnt let them, so hopefully you get a good one. If you want Le Cellier for dinner, and you get a CM that won't let you book the 11th-14th day, then I would still try and book your ressie for Le Cellier on the 9th or 10th day and definitely make that ressie your 1st request when you call.

Goofy22
05-25-2009, 11:51 AM
OK all I can say is wow! and I'm really dreding tommorrow when I call for myself! I called for a friend today and did all their ressies and you wanna say it took an hr to find availability for 11days! And from 8/23to abpprx 8/30 there was nothing for Leceiller, Teppan Edo, Garden Grill, Coral Reef, Tutto, Chef Mickeys, Mama Melrose, 50's Prime Time, Sci Fi! I think I lucked out on some by switching days around the CM Marissa was very helpful! So here's what they got: (Also Note they are only a party of 3 1 AD , and 2 JR.s)

8/23 Wolf Gang Puck Cafe West Side at 7:30pm

8/24 O'Hana at 5:05pm

8/25 Grand Floridian Cafe at 5:05pm

8/26 Sci Fi Dine Inn at 5:30pm

8/27 Garden Grill at 5:45pm

8/28 Chef Mickey's at 6:35pm

8/29 Planet Hollywood at 5:00pm

8/30 Tony's Town Square at 5:05pm

8/31 Whispering Canyon Cafe at 5:05pm

9/1 1900 Parkfare at 5:35pm

9/2 LeCeiller at 5:35pm

It was pure hell switching around days and times etc.. if you wanted to dine at 8:30pm it was all good! :scared1: So I am definitely not looking foward to tommorrow and I only need to make 4 as my other days are Grand Gatherings and already booked! I guess thank god for that!

posh*tots* resale
05-25-2009, 12:27 PM
OK all I can say is wow! and I'm really dreding tommorrow when I call for myself! I called for a friend today and did all their ressies and you wanna say it took an hr to find availability for 11days! And from 8/23to abpprx 8/30 there was nothing for Leceiller, Teppan Edo, Garden Grill, Coral Reef, Tutto, Chef Mickeys, Mama Melrose, 50's Prime Time, Sci Fi! I think I lucked out on some by switching days around the CM Marissa was very helpful! So here's what they got: (Also Note they are only a party of 3 1 AD , and 2 JR.s)

8/23 Wolf Gang Puck Cafe West Side at 7:30pm

8/24 O'Hana at 5:05pm

8/25 Grand Floridian Cafe at 5:05pm

8/26 Sci Fi Dine Inn at 5:30pm

8/27 Garden Grill at 5:45pm

8/28 Chef Mickey's at 6:35pm

8/29 Planet Hollywood at 5:00pm

8/30 Tony's Town Square at 5:05pm

8/31 Whispering Canyon Cafe at 5:05pm

9/1 1900 Parkfare at 5:35pm

9/2 LeCeiller at 5:35pm

It was pure hell switching around days and times etc.. if you wanted to dine at 8:30pm it was all good! :scared1: So I am definitely not looking foward to tommorrow and I only need to make 4 as my other days are Grand Gatherings and already booked! I guess thank god for that!






WOW.....I think these are good restaurants and GREAT times!! If you were able to get these GREAT ADR's, why are so nervous about yours? I think those are GREAT ADR's!!!

posh*tots* resale
05-25-2009, 12:32 PM
We will be at Pop from 20 Sep to 1 Oct, if I did the calculations correctly my ADR date is 21 Jun. I used a TA, same as the one I used in 2007, so she will get my ADR's for me, she did a great job last time, so I have high hopes.

Here is the list of restaurants I am hoping to get (some will be OOP)

9/20 D - Crystal Palace
9/21 D - Akershus
9/22 D - Hollywood and Vine
9/23 B - Donalds Safari Breakfast
9/23 D - Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show
9/24 L - Cinderella's
9/25 D - Garden Grill
9/26 B - 1900 Park Fare
9/26 D - Chef Mickeys
9/27 D - Whispering Canyon Cafe
9/28 D - LeCellier
9/29 D - Tonys Town Square
9/30 D - Cape May

Some CT restaurants we hope to do are

Earl of Sandwich
Cosmic Rays
Columbia Harbor House
Pinocchio Village Haus
Sunshine Seasons
Lotus Blossom Cafe
ABC Commissary
The Picnic in the Park in AK
Flame Tree BBQ
Pop Century Food Court

With the exception of a few TS breakfast, most will be in our room as we will bring breakfast food items.

We're also arriving 9/20 & we're told TWICE by 2 different CM's that our ADR date is 6/22. So I think you're calling a day too early.

Connorsmom0
05-25-2009, 01:16 PM
After 1 hr and 40 minutes on hold this morning I got the following ADRs.

Most of them are for 2 A 2K. Teppen Edo and Chef Mickey is for 4 A and 2 K.

8/23
Garden Grill Character Dinner (we loved this last time) wanted 6:30 got 7:05

8/24
Teppen Edo (also our second time here) wanted and got 5:00

8/25
Chef Mickey's Character breakfast( late breakfast like last time)
wanted 11:00 got 11:05

8/25
Tutto Italia ( dh and I are going alone while the kids stay with my parents)
wanted and got 7:00

8/26
Whispering Canyon (going back because I liked it and it was fun for ds)
wanted 5:15 got 4:50

8/28
Hollywood and Vine Character Lunch wanted 12:00 got 11:55

8/28
Sci Fi Drive In (for ice cream) wanted 7:00 got 7:05

8/29
Crystal Palace (first time here) wanted 5:00 got 4:55

Goofy22
05-25-2009, 03:54 PM
WOW.....I think these are good restaurants and GREAT times!! If you were able to get these GREAT ADR's, why are so nervous about yours? I think those are GREAT ADR's!!!

It was definitely a task and thats what worries me! It was a long time searching to get these times! I'm hoping the person who said they only open so many for that day is correct! That would definitely work! :goodvibes

allie1078
05-25-2009, 05:42 PM
after a total of 1 hr and 45 minutes on the phone, I got everything I wanted with a few slight changes, even got lecellier.

Monday 24
bk- crystal palace 8:15(wanted 8)
lun- plaza 1:00(wanted 1:30)
Wanted hddr for tonight but only the 9:30 show available

Tuesday 25
bk - Cape May cafe 8:00
Lun - Sci Fi - 1:35(1:30)
HDDR - 7:15

Wednesday 26
(wanted this to be epcot day but no lecellier so switched it)
Bk - Tusker House9:15(8:00)
Dn - Boma 5:05(4:30)

Thursday 27
bk - norway 8:15(8:00)
Lun - Lecellier 12:45(1:30)

Friday 28 - BIRTHDAY DAY:bday:
bk - Ohana 8:05(8:00)
lun - CRT 1:35(1:30)

Saturday 29
Bk - Chef Mickey 8:20(8:00)
Lun - Whispering Canyon 2:00

We are on Deluxe so have a few more credits to plan out or just use as cs when needed. But am very excited about getting everything I wanted.

SPOERLX3
05-25-2009, 08:48 PM
Monday 24
bk- crystal palace 8:15(wanted 8)
lun- plaza 1:00(wanted 1:30)
Wanted hddr for tonight but only the 9:30 show available

Tuesday 25
bk - Cape May cafe 8:00
Lun - Sci Fi - 1:35(1:30)
HDDR - 7:15

Don't mean to sound stupid but..................what is HDDR?

brymolmom
05-25-2009, 09:27 PM
Monday 24
bk- crystal palace 8:15(wanted 8)
lun- plaza 1:00(wanted 1:30)
Wanted hddr for tonight but only the 9:30 show available

Tuesday 25
bk - Cape May cafe 8:00
Lun - Sci Fi - 1:35(1:30)
HDDR - 7:15

Don't mean to sound stupid but..................what is HDDR?

Hoop De Do Revue at Fort Wilderness.

Goofy22
05-26-2009, 07:15 AM
Hi! Everyone! I must say today went alot smoother than the other day when I called for my friend! I didn't think it was going to especially since well this is how it started! I called at exactly 7:00am and the normal recording never came on the recortding just said would you like to speak to a CM Yes or No? So I said yes! I got a CM in 1 minute!!! :woohoo:Yep 1 minute! :dance3:So then he asks how may he help me? I said I would like to make my dining reservations! :goodvibes He said ok then I have to get you over to that department! Now I'm stewing :mad:thinking I'm going to be on hold forever ! So w/i 10 minutes a very nice CM Abigail was on the line to assist me!!! :yay:
So ppl it took an entire 21 minutes from Start to finish! Mind you I only had 4 ADR's to make as my others are GG's!!! :) So here's what I got:

8/30
D- Teppan Edo 6:00pm

8/31
D- O'Hana 6:35pm

9/1
H oop D ee D oo M usical R eview 9:30pm Tier 1 seating!!!

Yes I did request the 9:30pm show as you are allowed to upgrade to tier 1 seating at this show! Never been here before and hoping DD 14 and DS 10 like it! I know my lil Niece will love it or sleep through it! :rotfl:

9/2
D- Leceiller 6:00pm


All the ressies I made today were for 6ppl I switched one that was 8/30 Chef Mickeys our must do every trip restaurant:scared1:be cause I could only get a 5:30pm time a lil early so I really wanted to try Teppan Edo so we went for that! Other than that all the restaurants I wanted I got withing minutes or exactly what I wanted! So hopefully there is truth to the post that said they only open so many per day! As when I called for my friend I called at 10am b/c when I had called earlier they wanted to confirm the address and I didn't get that from my friend as they never confirmed this before! Mind you it was just a friend from work so i only knew the town where the friend resided nothing else so that was probably the problem there. Good luck to the rest of you! :wizard:

CluelessDisFan
05-26-2009, 09:59 PM
8/21 Tony's Town Square @ 11:30

8/22 Raglan Road @ 6:30 (<3 a good ol' irish pub)

8/23 Sci-fi Theatre @ 7 (this was the earliest res they had and Fantasmic was sold out, I'm worried about making it to the show @ 8:30)

8/24 Chef Mickey's @ 8:20 for breakfast

julezdisney
05-27-2009, 07:10 AM
8/21 Tony's Town Square @ 11:30

8/22 Raglan Road @ 6:30 (<3 a good ol' irish pub)

8/23 Sci-fi Theatre @ 7 (this was the earliest res they had and Fantasmic was sold out, I'm worried about making it to the show @ 8:30)

8/24 Chef Mickey's @ 8:20 for breakfast

I'm also doing Tony's for lunch- can't wait to hear about it! And for Sci-Fi- what we did was a latest ADR for dinner and went right after Fantasmic. It was PERFECT, as the park was EMPTY when we came out and it was so neat to walk through the park at the end of a perfect day!!!

CluelessDisFan
05-27-2009, 11:06 AM
I'm also doing Tony's for lunch- can't wait to hear about it! And for Sci-Fi- what we did was a latest ADR for dinner and went right after Fantasmic. It was PERFECT, as the park was EMPTY when we came out and it was so neat to walk through the park at the end of a perfect day!!!

Thank you Im going to call and try that. I hope the toddler can stay awake for dinner that late though.

DISNEYNY
05-27-2009, 11:11 AM
Thank you Im going to call and try that. I hope the toddler can stay awake for dinner that late though.

You should also keep trying for an earlier time. Things do open up. Call early in the day you may get something.

lanasboys
05-27-2009, 11:39 AM
Ok, we'll be in the World 9/10-9/20. Here are my "Wishes":
9/11 Ohana (D)
9/12 Chef Mickey's (D)
9/13 Les Chefs de France (late L or D)
9/14 Tusker House (B), Boma (D)
9/15 Sci-Fi (late L or D)
9/16 Le Cellier (late L or D)
9/17 Crystal Palace (B)
9/18 1900 Park Fare (D)
9/19 Ohana (B), 50s Prime Time (L or D)
The most important one for DS6 is breakfast with Lilo & Stitch. I also really want Ohana (D), Chef Mickeys (D), Crystal Palace (B), and of course, Le Cellier. We are very flexible for times and somewhat so for days. Any ideas for my order of attack when June 13 arrives?

sabrecmc
05-27-2009, 11:47 AM
We're just there for a short trip, 9/16-20 to do MNSSHP on the 18th. I'm hoping to get hours before making my ADRs, but I think I'd like:

9/17: Akerhaus Princess Breakfast
Chefs de France or Tutto Italia (D)
9/18: Yak & Yeti (L)
9/19: Crystal Palace (L)

I'm not sure what else we might do. I've never tried Y&Y, Chefs or Tutto, so I'm trying to branch out with the free dining. We're pretty flexible though!

julezdisney
05-27-2009, 12:04 PM
Thank you Im going to call and try that. I hope the toddler can stay awake for dinner that late though.

Hmmm... didn't realize you had a toddler. Maybe get him/her a snack from the stands w/in the Fantasmic theater and then if he/she falls asleep after F! you'll at least feel better that he/she ate SOMETHING!

We're just there for a short trip, 9/16-20 to do MNSSHP on the 18th. I'm hoping to get hours before making my ADRs, but I think I'd like:

9/17: Akerhaus Princess Breakfast
Chefs de France or Tutto Italia (D)
9/18: Yak & Yeti (L)
9/19: Crystal Palace (L)

I'm not sure what else we might do. I've never tried Y&Y, Chefs or Tutto, so I'm trying to branch out with the free dining. We're pretty flexible though!

Are you doing before park opening for Akerhaus? I thought about doing two TS in one day, but I just remember being so FULL after the TS meals I can't think of doing two in one day... :confused3

sabrecmc
05-27-2009, 12:47 PM
Are you doing before park opening for Akerhaus? I thought about doing two TS in one day, but I just remember being so FULL after the TS meals I can't think of doing two in one day...

I'd like to get the earliest time possible for breakfast and then figure we'd skip lunch and have a nice late dinner after my daughter's nap. That's the plan anyway! If I can't get an early time for breakfast, I may have to make changes, but I don't have any "must-dos", so whatever. Its all good.

kraeurb
05-27-2009, 04:41 PM
Just found this thread. Thought I would post my ADR experience.

May ADR day was 5/23. We upgraded the free dining to Deluxe. My daughter is a TA and Friday, 5/22, 11:30 PM we went onlline and made all but 2 of our ADR's.
They are
8/22 8:05 H&V Breakfast
8/22 5:00 Tony's Town Square
8/23 5:00 Chefs de France
8/24 8:15 Norway Princess Breakfast
8/24 4:15 Garden Grill (This one is earlier than I want, but all that was avail.
8/25 8:05 Crystal Palace
8/25 5:35 Narcoossee's
8/26 8:00 1900 Park Fare
8/26 5:45 Yachtsman Steakhouse
8/27 8:00 Donald's Safari Breakfast
8/28 8:05 CRT
8/28 5:35 Artist Point

Then the next morning I called at 6:00 and got the last 2.
8/26 11:00 Pirate League
8/27 3:50 Brown Derby FDP (This is earlier than I want, but all that was avail.

I am very happy and loved the online booking.

eeyorepixie
05-27-2009, 05:32 PM
Just found this thread. Thought I would post my ADR experience.

May ADR day was 5/23. We upgraded the free dining to Deluxe. My daughter is a TA and Friday, 5/22, 11:30 PM we went onlline and made all but 2 of our ADR's.
They are
8/22 8:05 H&V Breakfast
8/22 5:00 Tony's Town Square
8/23 5:00 Chefs de France
8/24 8:15 Norway Princess Breakfast
8/24 4:15 Garden Grill (This one is earlier than I want, but all that was avail.
8/25 8:05 Crystal Palace
8/25 5:35 Narcoossee's
8/26 8:00 1900 Park Fare
8/26 5:45 Yachtsman Steakhouse
8/27 8:00 Donald's Safari Breakfast
8/28 8:05 CRT
8/28 5:35 Artist Point

Then the next morning I called at 6:00 and got the last 2.
8/26 11:00 Pirate League
8/27 3:50 Brown Derby FDP (This is earlier than I want, but all that was avail.

I am very happy and loved the online booking.

Congrats!:thumbsup2 see you over at the AVC;)

Today I booked Sci-Fi for lunch and Beirgarten, tommorow I will be booking my last ADR's of our 15 day trip:goodvibes:goodvibes I have got all of my first picks and for the times I wanted:dance3:

julezdisney
05-27-2009, 07:29 PM
Just found this thread. Thought I would post my ADR experience.

May ADR day was 5/23. We upgraded the free dining to Deluxe. My daughter is a TA and Friday, 5/22, 11:30 PM we went onlline and made all but 2 of our ADR's.
They are
8/22 8:05 H&V Breakfast
8/22 5:00 Tony's Town Square
8/23 5:00 Chefs de France
8/24 8:15 Norway Princess Breakfast
8/24 4:15 Garden Grill (This one is earlier than I want, but all that was avail.
8/25 8:05 Crystal Palace
8/25 5:35 Narcoossee's
8/26 8:00 1900 Park Fare
8/26 5:45 Yachtsman Steakhouse
8/27 8:00 Donald's Safari Breakfast
8/28 8:05 CRT
8/28 5:35 Artist Point

Then the next morning I called at 6:00 and got the last 2.
8/26 11:00 Pirate League
8/27 3:50 Brown Derby FDP (This is earlier than I want, but all that was avail.

I am very happy and loved the online booking.

What was the cost to upgrade to DDP from Free dining? :confused3

4forthemouse
05-27-2009, 08:18 PM
I started booking ADR's today - :banana:. I was so excited. I called at 89 days from check in (when I tried yesterday the system was always down). I only got one of my first picks (restaurant + time), which was frustrating, but got all of the restaurants I wanted except Ohana with some changes of days and times.

I'd wondered if we'd be able to book +10 days, even though we're switching resorts on day 7. The answer was No (:sad2: darnnit). The CM I spoke with said the system would not let me book past my check out date from resort #1 and I would have to book for my second stay starting on it's check in date. Didn't see if this had already been posted, but thought I'd let all you split stayers know what I was told.

Colleen27
05-27-2009, 08:36 PM
What was the cost to upgrade to DDP from Free dining? :confused3

The upgrade to deluxe costs $32 per adult and $10 per child, per night.

Tink313
05-27-2009, 09:40 PM
I am so happy :woohoo: after weeks of worrying about today I got all of my ADRS today :banana: I didnt have to wait on hold at all and it only took my 35 mins to book my adrs the cm was so nice she gave me my adr confirmation numbers after every 4 we did which was a surprise :)
She also booked the pirate leauge for me after my adrs but that took 25 mins she kept on apologizing to me that her computer was taking so long but I told her to take her time and not to worry about it

My ADRS are : :yay:
Aug 25 Rose & Crown 4:50pm (1ST time)
Aug 26 CRT 9:40am
Aug 27 Sci Fi 11:10am
Aug 30 Askurus 8:20am
Aug 30 Le Cellier 2:35pm (1st time & I wish it was a little later but Ill take it)Aug 31 Hollywood & Vine 9:10am
Aug 31 Mama Melrose 4:05pm (1st time)
Sept 1 Ohana 9:30am
Sept 1 Tonys 5:30pm (1st time)
Sept 3 TRex 5:00pm (1st time)
Sept 4 Plaza 4:30pm
Sept 4 Piarte League 6:00pm
:dance3:

Kellytn
05-27-2009, 09:42 PM
We are going 9/25-10/03. First trip for our DD's (3 and almost 5 when we go). We are also meeting up with friends, their kids are the same age. So there will be 8 of us total.

Here is what I am hoping for:

Breakfast:
Chef Mickey
Crystal Palace
Kona
Aukerhaus

Dinner:
CRT
Liberty Tavern
Brown Derby
Tutto Italia
Le Cellier
Rose and Crown
Hoop De Doo
Spirit of Aloha?
1900 Park Fare

I know I have too many dinners but I figure I need back ups and migh move some to lunches.

We are staying at WL so I'm sure we will do Whispering Canyon at one point. We are also going to swap one night with our friends so that we can each go out for dinner w/o kids one night. I'm thinking either Le Cellier or Yachstman that night for us?

How hard is it to get ressies for 8?

Suggestions or comments are welcome.

Kelly

julezdisney
05-28-2009, 07:13 AM
The upgrade to deluxe costs $32 per adult and $10 per child, per night.

Thanks!
:thumbsup2

MissMichelle
05-28-2009, 07:17 AM
We are going 9/25-10/03. First trip for our DD's (3 and almost 5 when we go). We are also meeting up with friends, their kids are the same age. So there will be 8 of us total.

Here is what I am hoping for:

Breakfast:
Chef Mickey
Crystal Palace
Kona
Aukerhaus

Dinner:
CRT
Liberty Tavern
Brown Derby
Tutto Italia
Le Cellier
Rose and Crown
Hoop De Doo
Spirit of Aloha?
1900 Park Fare

I know I have too many dinners but I figure I need back ups and migh move some to lunches.

We are staying at WL so I'm sure we will do Whispering Canyon at one point. We are also going to swap one night with our friends so that we can each go out for dinner w/o kids one night. I'm thinking either Le Cellier or Yachstman that night for us?

How hard is it to get ressies for 8?

Suggestions or comments are welcome.

Kelly


We didn't have a horrible time getting ADR's for 8, but we had to be flexible...We moved Le Cellier to the end of the trip...couldnt get Mama Melrose F! package and Teppan Edo was moved to a night we didn't want, but it works because it is a must do so we'll take what we get.

I am just thinking how in a few weeks I have to make my ADR's for my September trip---that one is deluxe dining!

grace&philipsmom
05-28-2009, 07:17 AM
I just booked our ADR's this morning. I got through right away andwas don in about 30 minutes. Harriet (my CM) was great, very efficient!

We got everything except 'Ohana's for dinner (what is up with that place?)

8/27: Chef Mickey 7:25
CRT 1:05 (wanted 12:00)
1900 PF 6:40 (wanted 5:00)

8/28: Hollywood and Vine Breakfast 8:05

8/29: 1900 PF Breakfast 8:05

8/30: Donald's Safari Breakfast 8:00
Yak and Yeti 1:00

8/31: Chefs De France 1:00

9/1: Crystal Palace Breakfast 8:10

9/2: 'Ohana breakfast 7:30
Coral Reef 1:05
CRT dinner 5:45

I am so glad that is over, but I will keep trying for 'Ohana dinner!

disneydiva0729
05-28-2009, 12:14 PM
My trip is 9/17-9/28 so I can call in on June 19th!! (still soooo far away)

here's my wish list:
b-fasts: tusker, crystal palace, 1900 Park, Ohana, Chef Mickey's, Arkershus, Kona

lunches: Plaza, Le Cellier, 50's PTC, Sci-fi, San Angel

dinners: HDD Revue, CRT, Rose & Crown, Brown Derby, Jikos, Spirit of Aloha, Melrose, Garden Grille, Cali. Grill, Artist Point

Last year we went during Thanksgiving and I got every ressie I wanted except Le Cellier so I've got my fingers crossed for this list.

Also thanking the Disney Gods that I am on EST because I hate mornings so 7am is early enough :thumbsup2

goofy370
05-28-2009, 12:42 PM
Here is our dining for our trip. I am VERY happy with our plans! Our meals are for 8 people except Cape May which is for 5 people.

8/23 Diamond Horse Shoe (LTT was totally booked) Dinner 6pm
8/24 Sci-Fi Lunch 11:15 am
8/25 Chefs De France Dinner 5:00
8/27 Cape May Cafe Dinner 7:00
8/28 O'Hana Dinner 6:00

Hope it works out well for everyone else!!

condomom
05-28-2009, 01:20 PM
8/29 - Planet Hollywood 6:15
8/30 - Coral Reef 6:00pm
8/31 - T-REx 7:00pm
9/1 - Le Cellier - 7:20
9/2 - Chef Mickeys 8:30am
Sci Fi - 5:45
9/3 - Safari Celebration 4:30
9/4 Whispering canyon 6:35

Wooohoooo............I am going to try to make Le Cellier a bit earlier if we can!

4forthemouse
05-28-2009, 09:15 PM
8/29 - Planet Hollywood 6:15
8/30 - Coral Reef 6:00pm
8/31 - T-REx 7:00pm
9/1 - Le Cellier - 7:20
9/2 - Chef Mickeys 8:30am
Sci Fi - 5:45
9/3 - Safari Celebration 4:30
9/4 Whispering canyon 6:35

Wooohoooo............I am going to try to make Le Cellier a bit earlier if we can!

How did you get to make your ADRs already? We start a new reservation on 8/29 and I thought the 90 day mark to make ADRs was on 5/31. What's your secret please???????????????

SNicksed
05-28-2009, 09:33 PM
Here's what we got when I called in last Saturday:

8/22 Hollywood & Vine 5:05pm

8/23 California Grill 5:30pm

8/25 Donald's B-Fast/Tusker House 8:05am

8/26 Garden Grill 7:00pm

8/27 Brown & Derby/Fantasmic 4:25pm

8/28 Chef Mickey's 6:15pm

:cool1:

Dani&TJsMom
05-28-2009, 09:56 PM
After many calls, three disconnections, and lots of waiting, I think I finally have our ADRs made. Not everything was my first choice, but I'll keep trying.

Here's what we have:

8/21 Dinner 6pm House of Blues (dh bday dinner)
8/22 Breakfast 815am Crystal Palace :cool1:
Dinner 4pm Whispering Canyon Cafe
(will keep trying for a later time)
8/23 Dinner 505pm Askerhus Princess Dinner
(really wanted LeCellier, will keep trying)
8/24 Dinner 410pm Sci-Fi
(would rather have Mama Melrose later)
8/25 Dinner 5pm Maya Grill
(wanted OHana)


With the exception of CP and WCC, we've never eaten at any of the restaurants. I guess it will be fun to try new places.

pixiebran
05-29-2009, 12:02 AM
There is hope! I think a lot of it is your strategy. Put your must do ADRs at the end of your trip so that there are less people who are able to book for those days. I called first thing this morning and got everything I asked for within about 30 minutes of when I wanted it. My husband and I both started calling at exactly 7am. I got through within about 5 minutes and finished all of our ADRs in about 20-30 minutes. He was just getting to a CM when I got off of the phone and texted him to tell him I was all done.
This is what we got.....

Whispering Canyon Dinner
Raglan Road Dinner
Park Fare Dinner
Tusker House Dinner
Crystal Palace Dinner
Ohana Dinner
Boma Dinner
LeCellier Dinner
Chef Mickey Breakfast
50s Prime Time Lunch
Mama Melrose Fantasmic (I wasn't able to get this as late as I wanted, but I was just shocked to get it at all so I'm not complaining!)

My original plan was a bit different as far as what night to have each restaurant, but when I heard how difficult ADRs were then I moved things around to put LC, MM, and Ohana all towards the end of the trip. All of my dinner ADRs are around 7ish except MM. So like I said, there is hope! Pure luck does play into it. There is no logical reason why I got through to a CM so much faster than my husband since we started dialing at exactly the same time. But you will help your chances by moving those key restaurants towards the end of your stay.

Good luck everyone!! I can totally see why many people are fed up with Free Dining and don't see that it is worth the hassle. For us, we have 2 adults and 2 children over 10 and we always stay in a value resort. So FD is a real deal for us. If not, I definitely wouldn't go through all of this hassle though!

Colleen27
05-29-2009, 12:14 AM
My original plan was a bit different as far as what night to have each restaurant, but when I heard how difficult ADRs were then I moved things around to put LC, MM, and Ohana all towards the end of the trip.

I'm hoping that will help me with the harder to get ADRs. I have LeCellier planned for day 7, Cali Grill for day 8, and Chef Mickey for day 9. The only must-do that is early in the trip is Akershus breakfast/lunch, but we're not picky about times and that one doesn't seem quite so difficult to get lately. The rest of our dinners are signatures except Marrakesh, Kona, and an as-yet undecided arrival night dinner that works with our resort change (prob either Maya Grill or Raglan Road) and we're not planning any other character meals, so I don't anticipate much difficulty with those ADRs.

SINYMom
05-29-2009, 08:43 AM
I definitly agree with Pixiebran on strategy, put the hard to get places at the end of your stay. That said, I called at what I thought was 7:00 this morning but the lines weren't open yet, one of my boys was on the computer and he said it just changed to 7:00 so I called back right away. Well, right away turned into a 9 minute wait time.

I did get all of the places we wanted but not all at great times or, even all at one table (that's the scary part -- Hey, if Disney doesn't mind my 3 boys sitting at table by themselves it's just fine with me :rotfl:).

We arrive on 8/26, no ADR's for that day and we will pay OOP for lunch at Beaches & Cream - it's become a tradition since we don't go into a park on that day and like to just take it easy.

8/27 - 7:45PM - Whispering Canyon Cafe
8/28 - 8:50PM - Tappen Edo (later than we'd like but Epcot has Xtra Hrs)
8/29 - 7:00PM - Kona Cafe
8/30 - 7:20PM - Narcoossee's (separate tables)
8/31 - 7:00PM - Cape May Cafe (we'll celebrate our twin's birthday)
9/1 - 7:15PM - Planet Hollywood
9/2 - 7:20PM - LeCellier (separate tables)


I'm also considering celebrating our older son turning 16 this year and am torn between WCC and Kona. I'm really looking forward to taking a spin on the Segways with him as he is finally old enough.:wizard:

Good luck to all with getting your first choices at preferred times.

snykymom
05-29-2009, 09:15 AM
I'm also considering celebrating our older son turning 16 this year and am torn between WCC and Kona. I'm really looking forward to taking a spin on the Segways with him as he is finally old enough.:wizard:

Good luck to all with getting your first choices at preferred times.
If you do the Segway tour at Ft. Wilderness (which I highly recommend - we had a blast!), you'll be right there to get to WCC easily. And congrats to your son! 16's a biggie!

DISNEYNY
05-29-2009, 09:20 AM
How did you get to make your ADRs already? We start a new reservation on 8/29 and I thought the 90 day mark to make ADRs was on 5/31. What's your secret please???????????????

Possibly they are arriving before the 29th and going somewhere else the first day and don't need an ADR? We arrive on 8/14, but don't start FDP until the 16th. I was able to book on 5/16/09.

Brygida
05-29-2009, 11:16 AM
I got the following ressies a couple days ago.

Sunday, August 23 - California Grill dinner 5:35pm
Monday, August 24 - Chefs De France lunch 12:00noon
Tuesday, August 25 - Boma dinner 4:35pm
Wednesday, August 26 - Akershus Norway lunch with princesses 11:55am
Thursday, August 27 - Cinderella's Castle Royal Table lunch 11:50am
Friday, August 28 - HoopDeeDoo Revue dinner show 5:00pm
Saturday, August 29 - Le Cellier lunch 1:00pm

Issues I had:

HoopDeeDoo was the only ressie I had any issue getting. :confused3 All others were gotten at exact times/dates wanted. However, HoopDeeDoo dinner show was only available on the last full day of our trip at 5pm. I think that is because not all seats are available under the DDP, only "category 2 or 3" are. They must sell out quick.
I was disconnected twice and computers were down once before I got through and uninterrupted got my ressies.
I recommend getting confirmation numbers and giving your credit card details after each and every ressie. The CM wanted to wait until the end, but after the first 3 mishap calls, I was not taking any chances. I got a confirmation number after each ressie was made.


Am still unsure about the CRT ressie. It was easy to get, no issue at all, and I didn't call at 7am either at the 90day mark. Is the food as bad as I hear? I could do Citricos instead? or Ohana breakfast + 1900 Park Fare? What would my 5 year old like better? :rolleyes:

disneynuts777
05-29-2009, 12:06 PM
So here is what I got. I thought that it would be tough but it was not as painful as I had imagined. Called right at 7:00a.m and was on hold for a couple of minutes. The CM I had was amazing and never questoned the order in which I did things. I went with hard to get first and then worked my way through the rest. I got everything in the time frame that I aked for.:thumbsup2. Everything I booked is for a party of 9!!!!

Aug 26th -late arrival so no ADR's
Aug 27th - Narcoosee's 6:00p.m
Aug 28th - Akershus Princess Breakfast 8:15a.m -Coral Reef-Dinner 6:05p.m
Aug29th -Maya Grill -Breakfast-9:15a.m -Kona-Dinner-5:40p.m
Aug 30th -Cape Mae-Breakfast-8:05a.m -Mama Melrose w/fantasmic-Dinner-4:05p.m
Aug 31st -Raglan Road-lunch-12noon -Hoop De Due-Dinner-7:15p.m
Sept 1st -Tusker House-Breakfast-8:20a.m -Boma-Dinner-7:15p.m
Sept 2nd -Crystal Palace-Breakfast-8:20a.m (2 tables) -1900 Park Fare-Dinner-6:05p.m
Sept 3rd -Chef Mickey's-Breakfast-9:05a.m -California Grill-Dinner-7:30p.m

I am very pleased and I am glad that this ADR ordeal is over with. I called later in the day to confirm all of them just to make sure. Now the count down begins:goodvibes

SINYMom
05-29-2009, 01:00 PM
snykymom, I did get all of the ADR's I wanted, but one is quite late (8:50PM Tappen Edo).

Thanks for the tip on Segway's at Ft. Wilderness, I didn't know they had them there, thought it was only Epcot. I'll have to ask my son where he wants to do this. Do you know if there is place on-line to see the Ft. Wilderness version, we've never been there?

Good luck to all with their ADRs!!

snykymom
05-29-2009, 02:15 PM
http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/recreation/wilderness-back-trail-adventure/

I understand that you can get a lot more riding done on this one than at Epcot - there's less time training. We had a blast, and even rode the grounds of WL.

heartofdisney
05-31-2009, 04:54 AM
I called on 5/20 to book my ADR's and I was able to get everything I wanted,at the times I wanted. Then I realized that I had actually booked two places I wanted for the same day,and also realized that I had made a mistake on another reservation,and needed to move it around.It was around 4:30 pm when I called back then,and even then,I had no problem moving things around and even adding a new reservation which we"ll pay out of pocket for.Here is what I got.

8/28- CRT FOR dinner @ 5:40pm
8/29- Chrystal Palace for breakfast @ 8:15am
Whispering Canyon for dinner @ 6:25 pm
8/30- Yak & Yetti for dinner @ 5:00pm
8/31- Storybook Princess breakfast @ 8:15
9/1- Mama Melrose @ 5:10 pm
9/2 - Chef Mickey's @ 8:05 am
1900 Park Faire @ 5:00 pm
9/3- Kona for breakfast @ 8am
San Angel Inn @ 5:00
9/4- Ohana's@ 5:25 pm
9/5- Cap n Jacks @ 6;20 pm

I also had Teppan Edo,but called to cancel it since some of my party didn't want to eat there then,and I had the Best Friends breakfast too,but thought it was too much running to the Polynesian for all those reservations I had there..haha. The Princess Storybook breakfast is what I was able to add later in the day. It really wasn't as hard as I imagined it would be. As a previous poster before mentioned,try to book your most prior reservations at the end of your trip too. I did that for Ohana's and it worked for me!

ksc37
05-31-2009, 06:51 AM
Mixed emotions... I couldn't get Boma or Chef Mickey's for August 29th. Had to move those to other dates (glad I had a detailed list of backups). Unfortunately, I didn't have a third choice for 8/29, so I'm still working through that one.

8/29: Still don't know... I couldn't get my choices :confused3
8/30: Plaza (lunch)
8/31: Les Chefs de France (lunch)
9/1: Sci Fi (lunch)
9/2: Chef Mickeys (dinner)
9/3: Boma (dinner)
9/4: Cape May Cafe (dinner)
9/5: Check out day

My total call (including 8 minutes on hold) took 22 minutes.

CanadianPaco
05-31-2009, 07:01 AM
Congrats on what you did get! It looks great!

caracap
05-31-2009, 08:33 PM
8/30 CRT/ Tutto Italia
8/31 SciFi/ TRex (need to call back Tues.)
9/1 Universal Day
9/2 LeCellier (lunch, couldn't get dinner for ANY night we will be there)
9/3 Garden Grill

dopeyone
05-31-2009, 08:53 PM
We'll be at POR Aug.18-25. I called at my 90 day mark and this is what i got:
8/18- Teppan Edo- dinner
8/19- Chef Mickey's- Breakfast
8/20- Chef's De France- Dinner
8/21- 1900 Park Fare- Dinner
8/22- Cape May- Dinner
8/23- O'hana- Dinner
8/24- Sci-Fi Diner- Dinner
8/25- Kona- Breakfast

Pretty much got all I called for, some of the times could be a little better, but not bad!

thunderbird1
06-01-2009, 08:00 AM
Hit the 90 day mark for the second half of our split stay this morning, so called and made the last of my ADR's. The only one that was tough was Le Cellier, but I knew that would be the case, and was willing to take lunch instead of dinner, so it's all good. I was able to get everything else, including Crystal Palace, Teppan Edo and Boma, so I'm a happy camper! :cool1:

Good luck to everyone else out there who still has ressies to make!

neatokimmo
06-01-2009, 06:53 PM
:cool1::cool1::cool1:

It took 45 minutes total but....

8-30 Chef Mickey Dinner 8:10pm (This was the only time left, I am not very happy with it)

8-31 Crystal Palace Pooh Breakfast 8:10am

9-1 Hoop De Doo Musical Review 5:00pm show

9-2 Le Cellier 11:30 am Tepan Edo 6pm

9-3 Captain's Grill 6:05pm

9-5 Kona 5:30pm

9-6 Yak & Yeti 4:45pm

9-7 O'hana 5:00pm

9-8 Chef De France 5:00pm

9-9 Grand Floridian Café 5:00pm

9-11 Olivia's, reservation can be made on June 13th.

9-12 The Wave, reservation can be made on June 13th.

disneynuts777
06-01-2009, 09:02 PM
:cool1::cool1::cool1:

It took 45 minutes total but....

8-30 Chef Mickey Dinner 8:10pm (This was the only time left, I am not very happy with it)

8-31 Crystal Palace Pooh Breakfast 8:10am

9-1 Hoop De Doo Musical Review 5:00pm show

9-2 Le Cellier 11:30 am Tepan Edo 6pm

9-3 Captain's Grill 6:05pm

9-5 Kona 5:30pm

9-6 Yak & Yeti 4:45pm

9-7 O'hana 5:00pm

9-8 Chef De France 5:00pm

9-9 Grand Floridian Café 5:00pm

9-11 Olivia's, reservation can be made on June 13th.

9-12 The Wave, reservation can be made on June 13th.

Why are you waiting until the 13th to make your last two ressies?? If your entire stay is under 1 ressie number you can call back tomorrow for the one on Sept. 10th and then wed for the one on sept 11th and thurs for sept 12.
Thats what I just did when I exceeded my 10 days. I called back each day following to keep adding the last ADR days to my trip.

neatokimmo
06-01-2009, 09:25 PM
I was told you could only make reservations 90+10, it was a system limitation. Anything past that would fall under regular 90 day ressies. Is that not right?

Half of our party gets there a day early, that is why I called in this morning instead of tomorrow. But now that I think about it, they actually let me do 12 days of reservations this morning.

I'll call tomorrow and see what the next rep says lol Thanks for the info!


Why are you waiting until the 13th to make your last two ressies?? If your entire stay is under 1 ressie number you can call back tomorrow for the one on Sept. 10th and then wed for the one on sept 11th and thurs for sept 12.
Thats what I just did when I exceeded my 10 days. I called back each day following to keep adding the last ADR days to my trip.

ellie0101
06-02-2009, 02:54 PM
My family of four will be staying at POP 8/24-8/29 to celebrate my college graduation! Yay! We booked our ADRs at the right time and got...

8/25: Sci-Fi (L)
8/26: Rose and Crown (L)
8/27: Boma (D)
8/28: Artist Point (D)

The rest of our meals will be at POP or eating snacks.

(Yay, first post!)

allie1078
06-02-2009, 04:24 PM
My family of four will be staying at POP 8/24-8/29 to celebrate my college graduation! Yay! We booked our ADRs at the right time and got...

8/25: Sci-Fi (L)
8/26: Rose and Crown (L)
8/27: Boma (D)
8/28: Artist Point (D)

The rest of our meals will be at POP or eating snacks.

(Yay, first post!)

we will be there same time celebrating dd2 birthday. we don't have any of the same meals planned though. Have fun and congrats

thunderbird1
06-03-2009, 08:45 AM
My family of four will be staying at POP 8/24-8/29 to celebrate my college graduation! Yay! We booked our ADRs at the right time and got...

8/25: Sci-Fi (L)
8/26: Rose and Crown (L)
8/27: Boma (D)
8/28: Artist Point (D)

The rest of our meals will be at POP or eating snacks.

(Yay, first post!)

:welcome: to the Dis, and congratulations on your first post--you did great! Not too shabby on the ADR's, either.

Dancing Queen
06-03-2009, 01:58 PM
Couldn't get Tusker House for breakfast at my 90 day mark and tried again at 85 days out - nothing available.

Called on a whim just now and got it!

So here's our plan:
8/20 Tusker Character Breakfast (yay!)
8/21lunch at CRT
8/22 Biergarten lunch
8/23 lunch at Crysatal Palace

I am SO exicted!!!

Debbie Jean
06-03-2009, 03:09 PM
CSR 8/20-24 upgraded to the deluxe... party of 2, DD (22) and myself... got everything I wanted except LeCellier which actually was OK since I was there a couple weeks ago and we were also planning to book Yachtsman... asked for lunch about noon and dinner 5:30-6:00 PM

8/20 Raglan Road (D) 5:45 PM

8/21 Yak and Yeti (L) 12 PM
Citricos (D) 5:35 PM

8/22 Coral Reef (L) 12:45 PM
Yachtsman (D) 5:35 PM

8/23 Brown Derby (L) 12 PM
Flying Fish (D) 5:35 PM

8/24 no ADR probably have breakfast at Olivia's which is one of our favorites :goodvibes

Can't recall how long the wait time was but the whole thing start to finish wasn't more than 1/2 hour. :thumbsup2

mdetloff
06-03-2009, 03:35 PM
We are a party of 7 staying at POP from 8/3 - 9/8. 4A and 3C. We got everything we wanted. I called on the 90 day mark morning. We have:

8/30 Garden Grill 7:30p.m.
8/31 Biergarten 5:30p.m.
9/1 Sci-Fi 12:15p.m.
9/2 Hopefully ESPN Club per my DS's request (they don't do ADR anymore)
9/3 Raglan Road 5:30pm.
9/4 Akershus Breakfast 9:35p.m. 5:10p.m. Crystal Palace
9/5 Boma 7:10p.m.
9/6 LeCellier 6:05p.m.
9/7 Ohana's 6:30p.m.

The only ones we are repeating from previous trips are Garden Grill and LeCellier. Everything else will be new to us. Can't wait!

:banana:

BelleLovesTheBeast
06-03-2009, 09:53 PM
We don't arrive until Sept 27 but this is what we are looking at:

Day 1: CRT (b) Crystal Palace (d)
Day 2: Tokyo (l) Tutto Italia (d)
Day 3: 50's Prime Time (l) Flying Fish (d)
Day 4: Chef Mickey's (b) Citricos (d)
Day 5: Yak & Yeti (l) Boma (d)
Day 6: Akershus (b) Le Cellier (d)

woodnymph
06-13-2009, 07:24 AM
It took me about an hour from the time I called until the call was over. We got everything we wanted - except the time we wanted at LeCellier. I was shooting for 4ish and there was nothing available later than 2:10 or earlier than 7:45.

9/12 Boma 6:15p
9/13 Cape May 6:05p
9/14 Crystal Palace 11:55a
9/15 GF Cafe 10:05a
9/15 LeCellier 2:10p
9/16 Akershu 12:10p
9/16 Whispering Canyon 7:30p
9/17 Ohana 8:05a
9/18 1900 Park Fair 5pm
9/19 Teppan Edo 6p
9/20 Chef Mickey's 5p

I was also able to book our Pirate Cruise, Pirate League, BBB & Fairytale Tea for the dates/times I wanted! :thumbsup2

tjknitz
06-13-2009, 07:31 AM
It took me 14 min from the time I picked up the phone until the end of the call! Glad I set that alarm this morning. I got all the times that I wanted with the exception of CRT and Tusker House (I wanted later breakfasts, but no suck luck)

9/12 CRT 9:55am
9/12 Chef Mickey 5:30pm
9/13 50's Prime Time 5:35pm
9/14 Tusker House 9:35am
9/15 Coral Reef 5:45pm
9/16 Crystal Palace 8:15am
9/16 Ohana 5pm

girlpenguin
06-13-2009, 08:58 PM
Called at 6:59, got through right away - no hold time at all. The CM did all my reservations, and when she went to check me out, the system crashed. Ugh! So we had to go back and do them all again, but thankfully, I got everything within 5 minutes of each other. Here's what I got:

9/11 - WCC - 5:25 p.m.
9/12 - Teppan Endo - 5 p.m.
9/13 - CRT breakfast, 10:10 a.m. (wanted earlier, but oh well)
9/13 - Fantasmic! dining package, Hollywood & Vine - 4 p.m. (wanted Mama Melrose but those were all gone)
9/14 - Tutto Italia, 5:45 p.m.
9/15 - Fulton's Crab House, 6 p.m.
9/16 -Le Cellier, 12:10 p.m.
9/17 - Ohana, 5 p.m.
9/18 - Chef Mickey brunch, 10:05 a.m.

I'm pretty happy, considering I think I went for every single one of the most popular resturant choices :)

natsiswdw
06-13-2009, 11:56 PM
I had a GREAT experience with my ADR. My phone dropped my call and the cast member CALLED me back :yay: She was also in the middle of looking up the EMH for Hollywood Studios because that was when they only had MK and Epcots posted. She went above and beyond

9/5 San Angels Inn 7:00
9/6 Boma 9:20, WCC 6:55
9/7 Sci Fi 6:50
9/8 Kona 7:30
9/9 Le Cellier 8:10 :cool1:

inkedupmomma
06-14-2009, 12:29 AM
I had a GREAT experience with my ADR. My phone dropped my call and the cast member CALLED me back :yay: She was also in the middle of looking up the EMH for Hollywood Studios because that was when they only had MK and Epcots posted. She went above and beyond

9/5 San Angels Inn 7:00
9/6 Boma 9:20, WCC 6:55
9/7 Sci Fi 6:50
9/8 Kona 7:30
9/9 Le Cellier 8:10 :cool1:

I had a CM alos call me back last year after a dropped call! I was totally in awe, best feeling ever! Congrats on getting everything you want, and feeling the magic a bit early!

LaceyLace
06-14-2009, 06:34 AM
Oh man! Do you know how much it's KILLING me watching you book dinners during my entire length of stay (9/13-18), LOL! I can't call until tomorrow morning, but I'm not feeling very hopeful at the moment.

Wish me luck! I'm wanting the ones I shouldn't be wanting apparently, LOL!

Le Cellier
'Ohana
Chef Mickey
Cali Grill
Crystal Palace
Kona Cafe

landshark
06-15-2009, 10:07 AM
We got everything we wanted. I think the times are nearly perfect, but the dinner ones are a bit early for my boyfriend's tastes--oh well. He was up before 6am our time and was apparently on the phone for over an hour.

We're going to have to adjust the list and cancel some reservations, though, as he booked Le Cellier 3 times just to be safe. Sci-Fi wasn't on our original schedule so that may be OOP.

9/12 - Whispering Canyon (6:10pm)
9/13 - Kona Cafe (12pm), Grand Floridian Cafe (5pm)
9/14 - Yak & Yeti (11:30am)
9/15 - Le Cellier (4:10pm)
9/16 - Coral Reef (11:30am), Le Cellier (4:10pm)
9/17 - 50s Prime Time (12pm), Sci-Fi Diner (5:40pm)
9/18 - San Angel Inn (11:30am), Hollywood & Vine dinner pkg (4:45pm)
9/19 - Le Cellier (7:10pm)

Mrs Grumpy
06-15-2009, 10:18 AM
Our TA made all of ours yesterday. We got everything we wanted and within a few minutes of the times we wanted. I am so happy!

9/13 - Coral Reef - 11:30AM
9/14 - Sci-Fi- - 11:00AM
9/15 - CRT - 8:05AM
9/16 - Tusker House 8:15AM
9/17 - 50's Prime Time - 11:50AM
9/18 - Crystal Palace - 11:30AM
9/19 - Chef Mickeys - 6:10PM
9/20 - Tutto Italia - 6:00PM
9/21 - Liberty Tree - 11:35AM

We are trying more lunches this go around to see how we like it.

Plasticletters
06-19-2009, 01:42 PM
I'm really happy with what I could get...

8/16-
Ohana dinner (during Wishes)

8/17-
Tusker house late lunch/early dinner

8/18-
Fantasmic! Dinner Package at the Brown Derby

8/19-
California Grill dinner (during Wishes)

8/20-
Rose and Crown dinner (during Illuminations)

PalmettoPrincess
06-19-2009, 02:21 PM
I made mine on May 18, and got everything I wanted! :goodvibes

8/16 BOMA 4:30 pm
8/17 RFC 6:00 pm
8/18 CRT 8:10 pm
8/19 SCI-FI 5:55 pm
8/20 CORAL REEF 5:50 pm
8/21 LTT 6:20 pm
8/22 CAPE MAY 8:30 am [This was not my first choice, I wanted Chef Mickey's, but since I did not make this ADR until a few days ago, CM was not available.]

ScrappinGran
06-20-2009, 10:57 AM
I am doing a Disney Dining Happy dance!
For the first time, I let my AAA travel agent make my ADR's, mostly because of what I have learned here on the Dis. We really really wanted to get a Le Cellier dinner, and she got it for us!
We are mostly eating at old faves, we love the Crystal Palace Breakfasts, doing it twice. She got us first seating both times, which I love! Our other ressies are faves : Whispering Canyon Cafe, 50's Prime Time ( ooohhh that pot roast ),& Chef Mickeys dinner. We will be trying Tutto Italiana and Tony's Town Square for the first time, and are treating ourselves to Shula's out of pocket.
She also got us Cirque de Soleil- front and center seats and our Keys to the Kingdom Tour.
This was KILLING me this a.m.....she wasn't going to be at work until 10:00, and I could've got on the phone right at 7.I was thinking of all those people on the phone while I waited. Bless her, she went in early and tried the new online ressie system @ around 9:15. Maybe the new "tier" system is in place, as I read TA's get second priority second only to DVC members. Don't know, don't care...I got my ressies!!!!
90 days til our vaca, just the 2 of us!!! WooooHOOOO!!!

Alchia
06-20-2009, 01:17 PM
I booked mine online this morning at 6am. I had to do it twice because an error on the page caused my cart to lose everything :scared1:

I worked out though and we got everything we were aiming for!

Family of 4 staying at CBR 9/18-24

9/18 Chef Mickey's 7:50pm *wish it was right at 7pm
9/19 Akershus at 9:35am & Le Cellier at 5:50pm
9/20 Sci Fi at 12:05pm
9/21 Crystal Palace at 8:10am
9/22 T-Rex at 6:45pm
9/23 Kona Cafe at 10:05am & 'Ohana at 6:35pm
9/24 Bright & Early departure :sad1:

pluto's fan
06-22-2009, 12:47 AM
After a lot of calling:listen:, searching online:surfweb:, tweaking and canceling:headache:, I finally got ADRs that I am satisfied with.

8/23
Chef Mickey @ 1:35pm
Tomorrowland Terrace @ 6:35pm
8/24
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall @ 12pm
Garden Grill @ 7pm
8/25
Mama Melrose @ 1:05pm
8/26
Crystal Palace @ 10:20am
Tony Town Square @ 7:40pm
8/27
Yak & Yeti @ 2pm
8/28
1900 Park Fare @ 10:30am (not too sure about this one)
Le Cellier @ 2:10pm
8/30
T-Rex @1:30pm
8/31
LeCellier @ 8:25pm
9/2
The Plaza @ 1pm
Crystal Palace @ 8pm

leeann32
06-22-2009, 09:45 AM
I made my ADR's yesterday and was able to view all of them online.
Today it says they can't be retreived :(
Am I doing something wrong? I logged in and choose "my vacation" then clicked on dining reservations. Used my resort confirmation number and phone number. Nothing shows up??? :confused3

jennyraye
06-23-2009, 09:16 AM
I made my ADR's yesterday and was able to view all of them online.
Today it says they can't be retreived :(
Am I doing something wrong? I logged in and choose "my vacation" then clicked on dining reservations. Used my resort confirmation number and phone number. Nothing shows up??? :confused3

Try going here: http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/store/retrieveReservation and pull your reservations up by confirmation number. Use the confirmation #s you got when you made your dining reservations, not your resort confirm #

MarkinNM
06-23-2009, 12:23 PM
I called (this was 2 days before the launch of online resies) right at 7AM EST and waited for about 15 mins and got EVERYTHING we wanted.............

I made our Park schedule first based on park hours and EMH THEN worked the ADR's into THAT schedule as we were NOT going to chase ADR's and we wanted to take FULL advantage of every EMH's we could, we will 5 of the 7 Disney park days!!!

All Dinners

9/12 - Narcosees @ 7:55PM (Arrival @ 5PM)
9/13 - Chef Mickeys @ 6:25PM
9/14 - Sci-Fi Diner @ 4:20PM
9/15 - Chefs de France @ 5PM (MNSSHP night, will spend the day in Epcot)
9/16 - Boma @ 8:30PM
9/17 - Beach day!!! Booked T-Rex @ 8PM, figured we would be back by 8???
9/18 - Mama Melrose F package @ 5PM
9/19 - Le Cellier @ 5:35PM
9/20 - Crystal Palace @ 4:50PM
9/21 - Ohana's @8:15AM (Going home breakfast, scheduled flight @ 1:05PM)


Was able to adjust with the online res system ( LOVE IT!!)
Le Cellier from 6PM -> 5:35PM,
Boma fr 7PM -> 8:30PM (EMH PM in AK = 5-8)
CP from 6PM -> 4:50PM, (EMH PM in MK 8-11)
Sci-Fi from 7PM -> 4:20PM (EMH PM in HS 7-10)
Called the Rest directly as DD had nothing fr 7-9 T-Rex from 9:15PM -> 8PM
Added Ohana breakfast on the last day as when calling in they had nothing...

Now I am thinking about changing fr Narcoossee's to Citricos, thoughts???

dancin Disney style
06-23-2009, 04:44 PM
I booked our trip inside of the 90 day mark and still did amazing with my ADRs. I booked and then promptly figured out a plan for dining. I booked the trip and the ADRs on day 84.

I needed to make 9 ADRs and I got 6 of my 1st choice and 2 of my 2nd choice all in one phone call. The times were all within 10-20 minutes of what I was hoping for. The last one I wanted was a little more difficult. I had to call 5 more times. The first call and the next 3 I was told the same thing, that they had a system issue and they could not book any dinner shows for that specific day. The 4th call they said that day was totally booked for all shows. I called back 2 days later and no problem...which time did I want because everything was available.

Anyway, I consider it to be a total success. I'm still trying for Teppan Edo which was one of the 1st choices that I didn't get. If I don't get it this time it will just go on the list for next time around.

lacrosse_lady72
06-23-2009, 05:16 PM
:banana: All my ADRs are done and booked!

It was a little bit of a struggle but here they are

9/18 MNSSHP, no ADRs
9/19 Raglan Road 8:00PM
9/20 The Wave 5:30
9/21 Disney Outlet store day, no parks, no ADRs
9/22 CRT 8:25AM (had to switch from 9/29*) & California Grill 5:30PM
9/23 Kona Cafe 7:30AM & Citricos 5:35PM (wanted 5:30)
9/24 Whispering Canyon Cafe 8:25PM (wanted 8:00)
9/25 Chef Mickey's 7:00AM & Flying Fish Cafe 7:05PM (wanted 7:30)
9/26 Sanaa 2:10PM (wanted 2:30)
9/27 Donald's Safari Breakfast 8:00AM & Yak & Yeti 3:00PM
9/28 HDDR 7:15 cat 2
9/29 Crystal Palace 8:05AM (had to switch from 9/22*) & 'Ohana 8:05PM (wanted 8:00)
9/30 Rose & Crown 12:25PM (wanted 12:30)
10/1 Narcoossee's 7:55PM (wanted 8:00)
10/2 departure day, we'll have too much crap to pack... no time for any ADRs!

*Upon further investigation, DISers have found out through CMs that there is a private party booked on Sept 28 & 29 for breakfast so I had to switch CRT and CP, the plan was originally 11:30AM on 9/22 for CP and CRT for 8:05AM on 9/29. It was a very stressful few hours when trying to book CRT.

ETA: I would still rather have 8:05AM on 9/22 so I'm going to try and see what I can get on the 90 day mark for that day tonight.

mobes_jk
06-25-2009, 11:41 AM
I booked a somewhat last-minute trip yesterday, and I'm pleased with the ADRs I was able to secure:

8/16 - Tutto Italia (D)
8/17 - Crystal Palace (L)
8/18 - Tusker House (B)
8/18 - Teppan Edo (D)
8/19 - Kona Cafe (B)
8/20 - 50's Prime Time (L)
8/21 - Akershus (L)
8/21 - Boma (D)

ScrappinGran
06-28-2009, 03:18 PM
I called (this was 2 days before the launch of online resies) right at 7AM EST and waited for about 15 mins and got EVERYTHING we wanted.............

I made our Park schedule first based on park hours and EMH THEN worked the ADR's into THAT schedule as we were NOT going to chase ADR's and we wanted to take FULL advantage of every EMH's we could, we will 5 of the 7 Disney park days!!!

All Dinners

9/12 - Narcosees @ 7:55PM (Arrival @ 5PM)
9/13 - Chef Mickeys @ 6:25PM
9/14 - Sci-Fi Diner @ 4:20PM
9/15 - Chefs de France @ 5PM (MNSSHP night, will spend the day in Epcot)
9/16 - Boma @ 8:30PM
9/17 - Beach day!!! Booked T-Rex @ 8PM, figured we would be back by 8???
9/18 - Mama Melrose F package @ 5PM
9/19 - Le Cellier @ 5:35PM
9/20 - Crystal Palace @ 4:50PM
9/21 - Ohana's @8:15AM (Going home breakfast, scheduled flight @ 1:05PM)


Was able to adjust with the online res system ( LOVE IT!!)
Le Cellier from 6PM -> 5:35PM,
Boma fr 7PM -> 8:30PM (EMH PM in AK = 5-8)
CP from 6PM -> 4:50PM, (EMH PM in MK 8-11)
Sci-Fi from 7PM -> 4:20PM (EMH PM in HS 7-10)
Called the Rest directly as DD had nothing fr 7-9 T-Rex from 9:15PM -> 8PM
Added Ohana breakfast on the last day as when calling in they had nothing...

Now I am thinking about changing fr Narcoossee's to Citricos, thoughts???

MarkinNM,
My only thought is about your 'Ohana Breakfast & your scheduled flight time. If you are using Magical Express your time for the bus is usually a few hours before your flight. Are you staying @ the Poly? If not...be sure to allow travel time to and from your resort. Just thinking you might be cutting it close. Have a fun trip!

MarkinNM
06-29-2009, 12:17 AM
MarkinNM,
My only thought is about your 'Ohana Breakfast & your scheduled flight time. If you are using Magical Express your time for the bus is usually a few hours before your flight. Are you staying @ the Poly? If not...be sure to allow travel time to and from your resort. Just thinking you might be cutting it close. Have a fun trip!

Scrappin, I thought about that one but I am not sure if we are going to use ME as at arrival I booked a Limo as a suprize and not sure if I am going to use them on the way back or ME, we are staying at CSR and am thinking a Taxi would also work best in getting to the Poly and back.....

princesswendy720
06-29-2009, 05:51 AM
Just finished using the online system (got up at 6 am, was finished by 6:30). Here is what we got:

9/27 Le Cellier 2:45 pm (weird time and it's our arrival day, but the only thing available)
9/28 50s Prime Time Cafe 6:25 (wanted 6:30)
9/29 Chef Mickey's 10:10 AM and WCC 4:00 PM (MNSSHP that night)
9/30 Biergarten 6:30
10/1 Yak and Yeti 12:30 pm
10/2 Ohana 8:30 pm
10/3 Crystal Palace 8:30 am (wanted closer to 8) and Kona 5:45 pm


The only thing I'm nervous about is Le Cellier on our arrival day. We land at 10:45 and are using ME. I think we should be okay, but if there's bad weather who knows! I didn't want to have anything that early on the arrival day...oh well.

Wish I was in WDW
06-29-2009, 05:58 AM
I managed to get the following ADRs, I called last tuesday, which was my 90 day mark, and then I had to call the next couple of days as I will be there for 14 days:

22nd Sept - Chef Mickey's @ 11.30
23rd Sept - Chef de France @ 6.50
24th Sept - Planet Hollywood @ 6.00
25th Sept - Sci - Fi @ 5.20
26th Sept - Kona Cafe @ 6.10
27th Sept - Prime Time Cafe @ 6.55
28th Sept - Teppan Edo @ 7.00
29th Sept - Hollywood and Vine (Fantasmic) @ 5.00
30th Sept - Le Cellier @ 7.05
1st Oct - Chef Mickey's @ 6.40
2nd Oct - Tutto Italia @ 7.00
3rd Oct - Boma @ 6.30
4th Oct - Beaches and Cream (obviously, with no ADR!)
5th Oct - Cape May Cafe @ 10.30

I wasn't too bothered about times etc as I have a fairly relaxed approach to park exploring and have been many, many, MANY times before and don't go at it full throttle. The only ADR I was unable to get was Ohana but I really didn't put much effort into it and only checked one day and then went for Kona instead!!

julezdisney
06-30-2009, 11:48 AM
23rd- D 7:50 1900 Park Fare (Arrival Day)
24th- L 1:10 Tony's Town Square (MK Day)
25th- B 10:50 O'hana's (MNSSHP)

brad3640
06-30-2009, 02:24 PM
We got everything we wanted. I think the times are nearly perfect, but the dinner ones are a bit early for my boyfriend's tastes--oh well. He was up before 6am our time and was apparently on the phone for over an hour.

We're going to have to adjust the list and cancel some reservations, though, as he booked Le Cellier 3 times just to be safe. Sci-Fi wasn't on our original schedule so that may be OOP.

9/12 - Whispering Canyon (6:10pm)
9/13 - Kona Cafe (12pm), Grand Floridian Cafe (5pm)
9/14 - Yak & Yeti (11:30am)
9/15 - Le Cellier (4:10pm)
9/16 - Coral Reef (11:30am), Le Cellier (4:10pm)
9/17 - 50s Prime Time (12pm), Sci-Fi Diner (5:40pm)
9/18 - San Angel Inn (11:30am), Hollywood & Vine dinner pkg (4:45pm)
9/19 - Le Cellier (7:10pm)


we will be there the same week, if you decide to cancel any of or le cellier let me know i would be interested. thanks

Henlady
07-01-2009, 08:11 AM
Did online ADR's at exactly 6:01 for 3 of my 4 ressies, but Sanaa had to be done on the phone. Called exactly at 7:00am and was on hold for only about 30 seconds. I was lucky enough to get exactly what we wanted, within the time frame we wanted:

9/29 - Raglan Road @ 6:45pm
9/30 - Sanaa @ 6:50pm
10/1 - Cape May Cafe @ 6:50pm
10/3 - Narcoosees @ 7:55pm

PaulaSB12
07-01-2009, 11:11 AM
My adrs and I managed to get Sanaa online, but I can't get 1900 Park fare breakfast or Le Cellier for anything

21st Dinner at Beaches and Cream (no adr but get there when I can)
22nd 0715 Grand Floridian Cafe breakfast
12.00 Kona Cafe lunch
00.00 Room service GF
23rd 0800 Grand Floridian Cafe breakfast
14.00 Yak and Yeti lunch


24th 0815 Crystal Palace breakfast
14.05 Sci Fi lunch
20.45 WCC dinner
25th 0755 Kona Cafe breakfast
13.00 Rose and Crown lunch
21.15 The Wave dinner
26th 0800 The Wave breakfast
out all day
21.40 Narcoossee's dinner
27th 07.30 The Wave breakfast
11.40 Plaza lunch
17.45 Victoria and Alberts (OOP)
28th 0800 Boma breakfast
14.00 Mamma Melrose lunch
21.35 Citrios dinner
29th 10 am Crystal Palace breakfast
16.30 tutto Italia lunch (I know technically its a dinner but what the heck)
21.50 Jiko dinner
just got to book sept 30 oct 1 2 3 4 and breakfast 5th