View Full Version : Did anyone else get EVERY SINGLE ADR they wanted? We did!

07-04-2009, 10:09 AM
Waking up at 6am was totally worth it! We did online ADRs for the first time, and it was seamless. We got EVERY SINGLE ADR we wanted! Thought I'd share:

10/3 6:15 dinner Tutta Italia
10/4 7:05 dinner at Ohana
10/5 7:00 dinner at Cape May
10/6 7:15 dinner at Coral Reef
10/7 9:25 breakfast at Chef Mickey, 7:00 dinner at Chef de France
10/8 6:05 dinner at Boma
10/9 6:40 dinner at Le Cellier
10/10 6:00 dinner at San Angel

We are a party of 5, so I was nervous we wouldn't get anything, but we did!

Share your good news too!!

07-04-2009, 10:18 AM
We did (and have every trip since we started making ADRs in 2007).

8/9 - Boma (10:30AM)
8/10 - Sanaa (5PM)
8/11 - Yak and Yeti (5:45PM) - actually wanted 6PM, but I'm not sure what time their last dinner seating is on that day.
8/13 - Whispering Canyon (5PM)
8/15 - Crystal Palace (8:10 AM) - actually wanted 8:05, but 5 min. won't kill us
8/16 - Tusker House w/ priority seating for Nemo (1:05PM)
8/17 - Plaza (12:15PM)
8/18 - Chef Mickey's (7:35AM)
8/19 - 'Ohana (5:30PM)
8/22 - Plaza (6:10PM)

We also got Le Cellier for the 12th and a Fantasmic Dinner Package that we cancelled. I can't justify paying Le Cellier prices when paying out of pocket, even w/ the TIW discount - it's not worth it. On the DDP, I love eating there. And with the changes to the Fantasmic Package entrance, we didn't feel it was worth it.

07-04-2009, 10:18 AM
Congrats! That's awesome! :cool1:

We are also a party of 5 and had great success a couple of weeks ago...I had one time that i didn't like, but I was able to fix that online a few days later. :woohoo:

9/20 Akershus breakfast, Ohana dinner
9/21 CM breakfast
9/22 Tonys (before MNSSHP)
9/23 H&V lunch
9/24 Garden Grill dinner
9/25 Tusker House breakfast
9/26 Cap'n Jacks dinner
9/27 CRT breakfast
9/28 Plaza lunch

07-04-2009, 10:22 AM
I did as well! The only thing I wasn't able to get the time I wanted for one ony my ressie's. Had to settle for a late dinner at Tony's but it's all good. I can't complain especially since it's FREE!

10/2- Tony's 8PM
10/3- Coral Reef 6PM
10/4- Prime Time Cafe 1PM
10/5- Le Cellier 12:20 PM
10/6- Crystal Palace 9AM

07-04-2009, 10:28 AM
I got everything we wanted except I had to take an early time for dinner one day and I had to switch 2 park days around.

07-04-2009, 10:33 AM
I generally what I ask for... that's without getting up early to book on the first day.

The only exception seems to be Le Cellier, which has exploded in popularity in the last few years. I've been told "no" on that one about 3 times.

07-04-2009, 10:40 AM
Yep we did too! The only adjustment I made was that 1 or 2 were not on the exact time I wanted, but within 20 minutes, so I feel we did very well.

8/16 Tusker House Breakfast
8/17 Tony's Town Square Dinner, Wishes Desert Party (DDs 10th Birthday)
8/18 Teppan Edo Dinner
8/19 Sci Fi Dinner
8/20 Kona Dinner
8/21 Crystal Palace Dinner
8/22 Askershus Breakfast, Biergarden Dinner
8/23 50's Prime Time Lunch Then we go home :sad:

07-04-2009, 10:50 AM
Yes I did. Had to switch times and dates for Chef Mickey's though.

07-04-2009, 11:14 AM
This is the first time that we have a group of five (usually it's just DH and I) and although we didn't get exactly what we wanted, we did get every restaurant we wanted!

8/7 CP 6:20pm
8/8 Ohana 5:15pm
8/9 50's Prime Time 6:05pm
8/10 LeCellier 8:35pm
8/11 Turf Club 6:10pm
8/12 Spirit of Aloha 5:15pm
8/13 no ADRs
8/14 Ohana breakfast 9:15am

pixidust princess
07-04-2009, 11:18 AM
Congrats!!! Please send pixidust my way, as I make my ADR's tomorrow. I will be up at 4:30 our time to be ready to make my ADR's online at 5:00am here in Illinois.

07-04-2009, 11:58 AM
Got everything I wanted within 30 minutes of my desired time! I even got Le Cellier on the day and exact time I wanted. I am so excited. I was very flexible with a couple days, since we will be in MK on at least three days, those adrs were interchangable, thank God. I almost freaked when I could only get Tony's at lunch time on Sunday, but just switched it for Kona on Thursday and now have both for dinner. (I really wanted to eat at Kona earlier in the trip anyway). My adr's are listed on the October ADR thread.

07-04-2009, 12:03 PM
We got everything we wanted too!! So happy!!!:banana::dance3::banana:

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07-04-2009, 12:05 PM
Congrats to everyone who got their ADRs!

I made my ADRs last Monday, and was totally freaking out about it. But the BF set it straight and told me that it was FREE dining, and I should just enjoy being able to eat anywhere! I got most of what I wanted on day one, kept trying every day afterward, and now I'm super-duper pleased with everything!

Now we just have to plan what we're eating....YUM! :woohoo:

07-04-2009, 12:12 PM
Congrats!!! Please send pixidust my way, as I make my ADR's tomorrow. I will be up at 4:30 our time to be ready to make my ADR's online at 5:00am here in Illinois.

:wizard: pixie dust!! pixie dust!! Looks like we will be there the same time!

Good luck with your ADRs tomorrow. One piece of advice...when you are ready to check out, MAKE SURE you click the box that says "I accept these terms blah blah blah". I didn't do that the first time, and I had to hit the back button, and a lost ALL my ADRs!!! My cart was empty!! I had to start over, but luckily I still got what I wanted.

Just thought I'd share, so that doesn't happen to anyone else!! Good luck!

07-04-2009, 12:51 PM
We got everything we wanted as well. I have been so worried about not finding ADRs for our trip, especially during the beginning, due to free dining. Let me just say this though - online ADRs are so dangerous! I had my restaurants booked, and then an hour later was playing around and found CRT for MNSSHP and switched things around. :rotfl:

10/2 Spirit of Aloha @ 8pm - 1st tier. Hoped to use credits, but 2nd and 3rd tiers are sold out
10/3 Planet Hollywood @ 12pm, California Grill @ 545pm
10/6 CRT @ 510pm
10/7 Coral Reef @ 415pm
10/8 Tutto Italia @ 430pm
10/9 Chef Mickey's @ 8am

07-04-2009, 01:03 PM
We're going during free dining in September. We have deluxe dining and I just knew it was going to be bad getting all the adr's we wanted. Well, we are going for 10 days and on the first call we got every single adr at the exact time we wanted. I couldnt believe it. I thought I'd be calling back for months trying to get changes done. But nope, it went so smooth!

07-04-2009, 01:16 PM
We got everything we wanted within 10 minutes of the requested time for the 1st week of free dining. We got:
8/16 - Boma @ 7pm
8/18 - Mama Melrose @ 6:10pm
8/19 - Marakkesh @ 6:30pm
8/20 - Yachtsmans Steakhouse @ 7:55pm
8/21 - Crystal Palace @ 8:05am
8/21 - Sanaa @ 5:00pm
8/22 - California Grill @ 7:55PM
8/23 - Le Cellier @ 6:00pm

We were very happy we got all our 1st choices!!

07-04-2009, 01:17 PM
Congrats!!! Please send pixidust my way, as I make my ADR's tomorrow. I will be up at 4:30 our time to be ready to make my ADR's online at 5:00am here in Illinois.

You'll be fine but sending some pixie dust anyway! pixiedust:

Was on the computer right at 6 and by 6:15 I was pretty much done. It seemed amost too simple & good to be true! Love the online system!!!:thumbsup2

10/2- WCC @ 8:30 pm
10/3- Tutto @ 5:45 pm
10/4- Coral Reef @ 4:40 pm
10/5- CM @ 5:30 pm
10/6- CRT @ 8:15 am
10/7- Ohana @ 7:10 pm
10/8- LeCellier @ 5:25 pm
10/9- Boma @ 5:30 pm

07-04-2009, 01:42 PM
I'm so happy to see all of the success stories! I'm have a mini anxiety attack every time I think about making my ADRs. My 90 day mark is tomorrow morning, I'll all set to be at my computer at 5:45 waiting for the 6am start time. I'm just scared I'll get nothing I want, which I know won't happen, but still I'll be so much happier once it's all over and done with.

Pirate Me
07-04-2009, 01:43 PM
We did too. Very relieved about that. I was mostly worried about 'Ohana because many people have been saying that they aren't finding it, but we got the time we wanted for that and everything else. :)

07-04-2009, 02:00 PM
I am glad to hear the online system is working for you all. I have tried it out, just to get familiar with the process before my 90 days opens up in 2 weeks. It has been very frustrating! Once I click to choose the time I want in any given restaurant, it goes to "Please wait while we check..." and never comes back! Has anyone else had this trouble?

Also, do you think ADR's will be easier to come by when free dining ends? (We'e going in mid-October.)

07-04-2009, 02:08 PM
I'm on the DxDDP so had alot of ADRs to make. I was really nervous, but got everyone I wanted within 15 minutes of my desired time. I did have to switch days for two lunches though. I even got Le Celler twice (lunch and dinner) and also got California Grill for my first night. I got:

D California Grill 7:20pm

B Boma 9:00am
L Coral Reef 1:25pm
Artist Point 7:45pm

L Raglan Road 12:00n
D San AngelInn 6:15pm

B Grand Flordian Cafe 9:00am
L Tusker House Nemo pkg 1:30pm
D Narcoosee 7:45pm

L Mama Melrose 12:30pm
D Flying Fish 7:25pm

B Kona 910am
L Grand Floridian Cafe 1:10pm
D Maya Grill 8:00pm (plan to change this one to Kouzzina when it opens)

L Le Cellier 11:55am
D Boma 7:45pm

B Maya Grill 7:45am (will probably change this one, can't decide where to use extra credit)
D Le Cellier 7:40pm

L Yak & Yeti 11:00am

07-04-2009, 02:49 PM
Almost everything where I wanted, when I wanted.

I wanted an earlier time for Donald's Breakfast at AK but the only thing open was 10:25, so I took it. Normally that would be perfect for my family but I'm trying to score a F! package that same day and I understand they are rather early dinner times. So I would have liked a little more space between meals, but at least I got one where I wanted on the day I wanted. I'll randomly check to see if I can bump that one up to 9 or 9:30.

We are doing Epcot 2 days and I wanted Coral Reef and Le Cellier. I had no trouble finding the time I wanted for either for dinner at the end of the week, but could only find Coral Reef for lunch rather than dinner for the 3rd day of our trip. But now I'm kinda liking the idea of lunch at a TS freeing us up to grab some CS for late dinner and eating and watching Illuminations. Then the 2nd day there hit some rides while everyone else is watching the show. Once a trip is good for us.

I actually have Le Cellier twice during our trip, once for lunch and once for dinner. I'm still debating on doing MNSSHP on 10/6 so I may cancel our lunch on that day.

All I need yet is a F! package...COME ON DISNEY!

07-04-2009, 02:58 PM
This thread is encouraging, hopefully i'll be able to make a similar post on the 13th :goodvibes

07-04-2009, 03:04 PM
Yup I got all and the exact times I wanted! :woohoo:

Heres what I got....

Fri 10/2 Prime time 6:30
Sat 10/3 Crystal palace 8:20
Sun 10/4 Yak and Yeti 12:30
Mon 10/5 Chef Mickeys 7:30
Tues 10/6 Tusker House 8:05
Wed 10/7 Biergarteren 12:45
Thurs 10/8 Ohana 6:10

07-06-2009, 08:36 AM
Wow where do I start? This year, unlike every other time in the past, we are a large group going down. There will be 14 of us! Now I have done Disney 2 - 3 times a year every year now for the last 10 years, so I know how to work the ADR system. so, on our 90th day I was on the phone bright and early, calling 3 minutes before they opened up so I can get through the prompts. Needless to say, I get through, and here is where my trouble start....
No Le Cellier, no what so ever. now Cathy (the cast memeber) tells me that due to the size of my group Le Cellier wouldnt be feesible. Ok, so one out. Next was Coral Reef, we couldnt get the day we wanted, and now we had to let them tell us when they can fit us all in. The same for Teppan Edo. Chef Mickeys was the only place we were able to get, when we wanted it.

07/25 Teppen Edo
07/26 Ohana (night)
07/27 Chef Mickeys (day) ~ Mickeys Backyard BBQ (night)
07/28 Tonys Town Square
07/29 1900 Park Fare (night)
07/30 Coral Reef
07/31 Trail End (day)

Now here is why I said Disney has made me very happy, after they have told me about not being able to fit 14 of us in, on a few occasions. I thought that this was a false advertisng/marketing scheme. "Grand Gatherings", and now that I decide to partake in one, they fail, they fall so far below my line that it was very upsetting. I wrote a letter and snail mailed it to them, within 3 weeks I got a phone call, they were very apologitic. There was still nothing they could do about getting me into Le Cellier, but they did give my party and myself Wishes Desert Buffet, VIP seating at Fantasmic, and VIP seating at Illuminations in Italy.

Disney has never let me down. :wizard:

07-06-2009, 09:12 AM
We got everything to, just had to change some days around an one dinner ended up being a lunch:

9/20 - 1900PF
9/21- Crystal Palace
9/24-Chef Mickeys
9/25-Play N Dine/H + V

10-04-2009, 12:56 PM
So far I've had to juggle times on a couple, but we got everything we wanted on top of forgetting the 18th was our 90 days out, and I didn't make reservations until September 21st for December 18th arrival.

FYI for online dining reservations, our last name contains an apostrophe. Typically it's left out so I tried variants of the name without success. After calling WDW-DINE, the CM said there was a blank space where the apostrophe should have went. So if you're having trouble with Macs, Mc's, O's etc, try that! :)

Dec 19th Chef Mickeys 8:15AM
Dec 20th Crystal Palace 9:05AM, Raglan Road DTD 7:15PM
Dec 21st Tusker House 1:15PM with Nemo
Dec 22nd Hoop Dee Do 7:15PM
Dec 24th Cinderella's Castle 12PM, Dessert Party 7PM(subject to change times)
Dec 25th Rose and Crown 8:30PM
Dec 26th Ohana's 8:20PM
Dec 27th Mama's Italian DHS 12:10PM

I'm still trying to decide where to eat breakfast on the 24th and we might do something for the 23rd.

10-04-2009, 01:27 PM
We got all ours too, even a few bonus ones!!

Day 1: House of Blues - 6:30PM
Day 2: 50s Prime Time Cafe - 12:25PM
Day 3: Cinderella's Royal Table - 4:20PM on our MNSSHP night! (This was our bonus!)
Day 4: Teppan Edo - 6:10PM
Day 5: Chef Mickey's - 10:40AM
Day 6: Hollywood and Vine - 5:00PM - Fantasmic Package
Day 7: T-Rex - 1:00PM / Kouzzina's - 7:20PM
Day 8: Le Cellier - 5:40 PM
Day 9: My Disney Girl's Perfectly Princess Tea Party
Day 10: Bibbidi Bobbiti Boutique - 10:20AM / Cinderella's Royal Table - 1:15PM
Day 11: Yak and Yeti - 12:00PM

I'm soooo excited!!

10-04-2009, 01:31 PM
I got pretty much everything I wanted at my 90-day mark. Now here I am, a month later, over-thinking and rearranging everything on an almost daily basis. :lmao: Oh well!

10-04-2009, 01:40 PM
I got everything that I wanted and then some (added a few after our 90 day mark)...here is my ADRs from 12/1 - 12/8

12/1 1900 Park Fare Dinner
12/2 Akershus Breakfast (before park opening)
12/2 Garden Grill
12/3 MVMCP so no ADRs
12/4 Le Cellier lunch
12/4 Teppan Edo dinner
12/5 Tony Town Square lunch
12/5 CRT Dinner
12/6 Cape May Cafe breakfast (before DHS opens)
12/7 California Grill
12/8 O'hana Breakfast
12/8 Captain's Grill lunch

After our 90 day mark, I was able to add on 1900 Park Fare dinner, Teppan Edo for dinner, and Cape May Cafe breakfast. We are so excited, most of these we have never been to and then there are some that we have to go to each time we are in Disney :cool1:

10-04-2009, 07:01 PM
Even going during free dining I got everything I scheduled at the 90 day mark. Le Cellier twice, CRT, etc. I even got a F! dinner package for the end of November when I called 60 days out. Hopefully that is a leading indicator of crowd levels during my trip!

10-04-2009, 11:46 PM
I didn't discover Le Cellier until afterwards. I wish I had known because now I want to go! Oh well, something to look forward to on the next trip. :)