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MinnieTink
05-31-2009, 06:40 AM
Anyone else up early on a Sunday morning w/me?

Jo-Anne
05-31-2009, 06:49 AM
I'm here! Waiting to do 9 days of ADRs - its 407-939-3463 - right??

MinnieTink
05-31-2009, 06:50 AM
Right! Good luck!

Momof3princess
05-31-2009, 06:52 AM
I am here and awake waiting to do 8 days of adrs:banana:

belle&sebastiansmom
05-31-2009, 06:59 AM
I need to staple my eyes open, but I'm up, ready to reserve!

belle&sebastiansmom
05-31-2009, 07:03 AM
I'm in. 9 minute wait, already. Having to endure the Splash Mountain theme. Too early for that!:banana:

MinnieTink
05-31-2009, 07:05 AM
im thru, but this is going slow!!!

Cinderella2006
05-31-2009, 07:10 AM
I am also waiting to make the rest of my adrs :woohoo:

MinnieTink
05-31-2009, 07:19 AM
OMG. my call was lost

Cinderella2006
05-31-2009, 07:21 AM
OMG. my call was lost

oh no! My husband pulled the plug on our phone by mistake, luckily i got bk through again about 12.10pm :sad2:

Jo-Anne
05-31-2009, 07:24 AM
Got through right on dot of 7am - no wait. Took 19min & 45 sec to make my 9 ADRs - got everything I wanted -WOW - had a fantastic Reservationist - Melinda. She told me the policies once for all restaurants and then at end reviewed all locations and times and gave me reservation #s. I went in order of restaurants I thought would be hard to get. Here's what I got...

Aug 29 - Wolfgang Puck - 7:00pm
Aug 30 - Kona 7:30pm
Aug 31 - Chef De France 6:30pm
Sept 1 - Boatwrights 7:35pm
Sept 2 - Tutto 6:30pm
Sept 3 - Grand Floridian Cafe 6:30pm
Sept 4 - Coral Reef 12:55pm
Sept 5 - Chef Mickey Breakfast 10:55am
Sept 6 - Le Cellier 6pm

Yahhhhhh :banana::cool1::dance3::woohoo::yay::cheer2:

Good Luck to everyone!

MinnieTink
05-31-2009, 07:25 AM
My call was lost, now I have to listen to Gilbert Gottfried sing that Tiki bird song. What a day I'm having

Letsbgoofy
05-31-2009, 07:28 AM
Wow - that was easy! I made reservations for Chef Mickeys, Ohana, Le Cellier, etc. all at almost exactly the times I wanted (and we have a party of 6). With all the problems lately I have been very nervous about getting what we want. I don't really care where I eat (been there, done that), but my brother is bringing his 2 young kids for their first trip, so there were some must dos.

Hopefully that will go back to being a week of low crowds with FD starting 2 weeks earlier.

Cinderella2006
05-31-2009, 07:29 AM
Got through right on dot of 7am - no wait. Took 19min & 45 sec to make my 9 ADRs - got everything I wanted -WOW - had a fantastic Reservationist - Melinda. She told me the policies once for all restaurants and then at end reviewed all locations and times and gave me reservation #s. I went in order of restaurants I thought would be hard to get. Here's what I got...

Aug 29 - Wolfgang Puck - 7:00pm
Aug 30 - Kona 7:30pm
Aug 31 - Chef De France 6:30pm
Sept 1 - Boatwrights 7:35pm
Sept 2 - Tutto 6:30pm
Sept 3 - Grand Floridian Cafe 6:30pm
Sept 4 - Coral Reef 12:55pm
Sept 5 - Chef Mickey Breakfast 10:55am
Sept 6 - Le Cellier 6pm

Yahhhhhh :banana::cool1::dance3::woohoo::yay::cheer2:

Good Luck to everyone!

Nice choices! Still waiting! :eek:

belle&sebastiansmom
05-31-2009, 07:34 AM
I've been with the CM for 20 mins and he's only been able to make CRT. I'm getting frustrated.

MinnieTink
05-31-2009, 07:35 AM
I've been with the CM for 20 mins and he's only been able to make CRT. I'm getting frustrated.

Is it because he is very slow, or because other things you wanted were booked?

Momof3princess
05-31-2009, 07:36 AM
Done making all my adrs and got everything I wanted I only had to change the dates for one which is fine because we are visiting that park 2x.I was off the phone within 30 min and I got right through:

8-29 Mama Melrose
8-30 Crystal Palace
8-31 Ohana
9-1 50's Prime time
9-2 Coral Reef
9-3 Yak and yeti
9-4 Chef Mickeys Breakfast, and Boatwrights Dinner
9-5 Whispering Cayon

all the above were for dinner. I am so HAPPY and I was so nervous calling:banana:

MinnieTink
05-31-2009, 07:36 AM
YES! Splash Mountain song! I need something to cheer me up!

belle&sebastiansmom
05-31-2009, 07:37 AM
Is it because he is very slow, or because other things you wanted were booked?

He says it is just processing. Slowly. I asked to be transferred.

disneycrazy2004
05-31-2009, 07:43 AM
I've been up since 6am full of excitement with a big cup of coffee.
Anyway got thru right at 7am without any wait and got everything I wanted. So excited.....The girl that did the reservations was really amazing and very pleasant - Dorothy. So here is what I got. Any comments are greatly appreciate it.
Aug 29th - T-Rex restaurant - dinner
Aug 30th - Cinderella's Royal Table for lunch (going to BBB before that for my DD)
Aug 31st - 50's Prime time Cafe - lunch
Sept 1st - Arkeshus Princess Storybook - lunch
Sept 1st - San Angel Inn - dinner
Sept 2nd - Tusker House - breakfast
Sept 4th - Crystal Palace - dinner
Sept 6th - Tony's Restaurant - dinner
Sept 7th - Chef's Mickey - breakfast

Good luck to all of you - hope you get all res you want. What a great Sunday!
:cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1:: cool1::cool1::cool1:

ksc37
05-31-2009, 07:43 AM
Called in at 7:00 (also had to endure Splash Mtn Theme ;) ). Was on hold for 8 minutes, got a very pleasant CM (Constance).

I had a mixed experience. I couldn't get Chef Mickey's or Boma on 8/29 (had to choose different days for both), and I couldn't get Le Cellier on 9/4 (didn't try another day).

Here's what I got. All in all I'm satisfied because I did manage to get my "must haves" (Chef Mickey's and Boma), but I didn't get my first choice date/time on either restaurant:

8/29: Still don't know... I couldn't get my choices
8/30: Plaza (12:00 pm)
8/31: Les Chefs de France (12:00 pm)
9/1: Sci Fi (12:20 pm)
9/2: Chef Mickeys (5:05 pm)
9/3: Boma (7:10 pm)
9/4: Cape May Cafe (6:00 pm)


One thing the CM told my is that the system only searches for a time window that you provide. It seems to default to getting the closest time to the earliest time in your range. It is only showing the CM one time that fits the reservation criteria. So if you are giving them a range, hoping to shoot for something in the middle, you may want to start with a narrow range and widen it to get your time. I like lunch at 12:30, so I started by giving a 1 hour range (12 - 1 for lunch), and noticed at first I was getting the noon time exactly. By the third reservation, I changed to a smaller range, I got a time closer to 12:30.

Good luck everyone!

MinnieTink
05-31-2009, 08:03 AM
Well I finally got back thru after my call was lost... The reservations I made were still in the system. Whew!

Here is what I got.....

8/29 Teppan Edo 7:30 pm
8/30 Tony's 6:30 pm
8/31 Sci Fi 7 pm
9/1 Le Cellier 12 pm (could only get lunch..no dinners for 9/1 or 9/2 for us)
9/2 Kona 7 pm
9/3 Ohana 8:30 am
9/4 Coral Reef 12 pm

B-Ride
05-31-2009, 08:14 AM
Called right at 7:00AM, there goes my one day a week to sleep in.:sad2:

Got lucky though, got right through to a CM with no wait. But man, their new system is slow. Took 30 minutes but I can't complain because I got all my reservations except one and that was one we didn't really care about. Who would have thought that Mama Melrose would be the one I couldn't get. There is no doubt that the reduced Fantasmic schedule is making the DHS restaurants tougher to get.

Here is my list:
Aug 29, 6:15 - Crystal Palace - got to start things off with MK
Aug 30, 7:00 - Chefs de France - Illuminations night
Aug 31, 7:00 - Wolfgang Puck Cafe - replaces Mama Melrose
Sep 1, 7:30 - Raglan Road - Guinness & Bread Pudding :thumbsup2
Sep 2, 7:00 - Kona Cafe - My son loves the appetizers here
Sep 3, 7:10 - Boma - best buffet at WDW in our opinion
Sep 4, 7:35 - Le Cellier - a must for all good Canadians
Sep 5, 8:05 - 'Ohana - eat til we explode :lmao:
Sep 6, 7:05 - The Wave then walk to MK for our last night

Now its time to go back to bed.

ksc37
05-31-2009, 08:29 AM
Called right at 7:00AM, there goes my one day a week to sleep in.:sad2:

Got lucky though, got right through to a CM with no wait. But man, their new system is slow. Took 30 minutes but I can't complain because I got all my reservations except one and that was one we didn't really care about. Who would have thought that Mama Melrose would be the one I couldn't get. There is no doubt that the reduced Fantasmic schedule is making the DHS restaurants tougher to get.

Here is my list:
Aug 29, 6:15 - Crystal Palace - got to start things off with MK
Aug 30, 7:00 - Chefs de France - Illuminations night
Aug 31, 7:00 - Wolfgang Puck Cafe - replaces Mama Melrose
Sep 1, 7:30 - Raglan Road - Guinness & Bread Pudding :thumbsup2
Sep 2, 7:00 - Kona Cafe - My son loves the appetizers here
Sep 3, 7:10 - Boma - best buffet at WDW in our opinion
Sep 4, 7:35 - Le Cellier - a must for all good Canadians
Sep 5, 8:05 - 'Ohana - eat til we explode :lmao:
Sep 6, 7:05 - The Wave then walk to MK for our last night

Now its time to go back to bed.

We'll be at Boma at the exact same time. I have to agree with you about it being the best buffet in WDW :thumbsup2

momofmikey
05-31-2009, 08:52 AM
Called exactly at 7, on hold for 23 minutes, got EVERYTHING we wanted (within 15 minutes)...

8/30 CRT lunch 12:15
8/31 Yak and Yeti 12:00
9/1 Prime Time 11:25
9/1 Chef Mickey's 5:25
9/2 Tutto Italia 12:00
9/3 LTT 12:00
9/4 Crystal Palace 8:25

Hope everyone gets what they want!

Cinderella2006
05-31-2009, 09:02 AM
I couldn't get Chef mickeys for dinner or CG :sad2:

tripleJboys
05-31-2009, 09:53 AM
I was on hold @ 7 listening to the Splash Mtn music too! Got everything I wanted except LeCellier(dinner) - couldn't get 9/3 or 9/4. I did get Crystal Palace at 8:05 - hopefully my guesses are right for park hours for the Sept days of our trip.
Overall a lot better than I anticipated with all the talk of ADR trouble recently!

belle&sebastiansmom
05-31-2009, 11:00 AM
Anyone else couldn't get Fantasmic Package? The package had not loaded in the system yet? There were ressies for the 3 restaurants, but none with the package attached.

Also, every other time I've made ressies I get the confirmation number for each restaurant as I book it. This time they waited until the end and gave them all. I asked if we got disconnected would I still have all the already selected ressies, and the CM said that depended on how far into the process we were????

familydisney
05-31-2009, 11:40 AM
I was with you all at 5:00 AM my time... I laughed when I read the Splash Mountain thing...I heard it too. But fter that I was through and got most of what I wanted. Unfortunately the one I couldn't get at all was for my DS birthday breakfast...I felt like a bad mom! He wanted Ohana breakfast, but I could only get Chef Mickey. So far he's taking it like a champ; I'm the only one feeling upset about it, I think. Here's what we got:
8/30 7:00 AM Chef Mickey (DS birthday)
6:40 PM Whispering Canyon
9/1 6:30 PM Teppan Edo
9/2 8:05 AM Tusker House
6:30 PM Tutto Italia
9/3 8:50 PM Ohana
9/4 7:35 PM Le Cellier (my birthday)
9/5 6:30 PM Kona
9/6 6:40 PM The Wave
9/7 7:30 AM Kona
I'm mostly happy. Hope you all had good luck.:goodvibes

wdwnomad
05-31-2009, 05:50 PM
I made mine this morning too. Was up at 7:00 am to make them. I was on hold for about 20 minutes before I got a CM. CM was great. She worked with me on adjusting the times. I was giving her a 1 hour range, 5:30 to 6:30, for most of them. Most of the time I was getting offered 5:30 times when I really wanted 6:15 times. Here is what I got:

8/29/09 - 'Ohana - 5:00 pm
8/30/09 - Tomy's - 6:15 pm
8/31/09 - Wave - 5:50 pm
9/1/09 - Chefs de France - 5:50 pm
9/2/09 - Tutto Italia - 6:30 pm
9/3/09 - 1900 Park Faire - 8:30 am
9/3/09 - 50's Prime Time - 5:45 pm
9/4/09 - Kona - 5:35 pm
9/5/09 - Boma - 7:05 pm
9/6/09 - Whispering Canyon - 6:30 pm
9/7/09 - LeCellier - 6:15 pm
9/8/09 - Kona - 6:25 pm

I also made a BBB reservation. Hopefully, once the September hours come out I won't have to move too much around. I did my best to figure out when to go where but I really had no idea.

abelthi
05-31-2009, 06:19 PM
Congratulations to everyone who got their wish... ;)

I'm curious... How did you pick your restaurants after Sept. 1 without knowing the hours and schedule of shows (Fantasmic, Spectro).

Am I the only one bothering with this for my ressies ???

Still waiting for September hours... :surfweb:


Thierry

belle&sebastiansmom
05-31-2009, 06:40 PM
For me, it was just guessing and faith. Spectro and Fantasmic are shown within our first three days, so I just planned all of that at the beginning. I feel better getting the ADR's, especially since it was slim pickins' today at 90 days out! If I have to change some things around, I will, but at least I have Plan A in place.