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lornak
09-22-2009, 05:41 PM
I cannot believe how hard it is to get ADRs for this week. I was trying to make reservations for this week today and I told the CM I didn't care what date---just check the entire week. These restaurants were completely sold out:
Le Cellier
Teppan Edo
Hoop Dee Doo
Chef Mickey's
Ohana
Coral Reef
Chef's De France
Tutto Italia was totally sold out except for one dinner at 9:30 PM!
Donald's Safari Breakfast

I'm not talking about a specific night---I mean for the ENTIRE WEEK!!!!

I made some adjustments and got down to just needing something for Dec 10 and she said the only restaurant in all of EPCOT with availability was Akershus!!! How is that possible?? This is really crazy. Is this just because of free dining?

HLAuburn
09-22-2009, 05:53 PM
Absolutely because of free dining, and honestly, I'm not too surprised. We booked our ADRs for the week before the minute (literally!) our dates opened up, and I still had to do some switching around on the days.

I hope this is just an indication of crowded restaurants and not crowded parks. :confused3

mazdabug
09-22-2009, 07:12 PM
I know it sucks. Cannot get into anything.:sad1:

RMulieri
09-22-2009, 07:38 PM
I am going Dec 12-18 and I have had a hell of a time.I hve been trying for almost a week for certain things and I was on at my 90 day mark at 300am!

brios86
09-22-2009, 07:40 PM
I'm not surprised by most of those.

rlduvall
09-22-2009, 09:49 PM
While I certainly understand that free dining does keep the restaurants busier, my personal opinion is that this is more of an issue with the new dining reservation system. I don't trust it one bit . . . and it has certainly taken all the fun out my dining plans. :laughing: I'm just going to stick with the QSDP this year.

jaysmom4285
09-22-2009, 11:07 PM
Free dining has undoubtedly made it more difficult, but I was able to get everything I wanted for our 12/13-20 trip, and I was online at 3 AM to do online ADRs. Keep checking - people do cancel all the time.

EvilQueenT
09-22-2009, 11:58 PM
hey i'm there dec 5-8th and i know how you feel...so much for the off season. i started making my adr about 80-ish days before we go and had some of the same problem. two i couldn't get (cindy's royal table and le cellier) i kept checking back online and was just recently able to get them both. oh and i just cancelled a 630pm chefs de france for dec 5th...maybe it's still open??? i'd just say keep checking back.

EvilQueenT
09-23-2009, 12:01 AM
oh and i have a feeling getting reservations is also because of the ability to make online reservations that we're having the problem too... i've heard on other disney related web sites that people are making multiple reservations "in case" they decide to use one over another for the same meal time.

PoohsFan1
09-23-2009, 12:26 AM
I know how you feel. I was trying since our 90 day mark to get a different CRT dinner ressie. We had ressies for 5:45pm on our MVMCP night and didn't want the dinner to cut into the party. I went online morning, noon, and night to see if anyone had cancelled and nothing. I was so frustrated with the whole system. I even called MCO and still nothing. I got to the point of saying to myself..."at least I got an ADR". Well just tonight I happened to go on and look around and finally found an ADR that was more suitable for us. I just had to make it for a couple of days later, which I am very happy with. After I made my new ADR, I immediately canceled the old one. I know I made someone else just as happy as I was :goodvibes. So to the OP, don't give up, keep looking, and calling, and hording the ADR online and on the phone, something is bound to open up. Good luck.

barbie1231
09-23-2009, 12:42 AM
Tell me about it. We are going the week of Dec 13-17 and it was hard to get one reservation. I finally got a breakfast at Ohana.

pixidustmom
09-23-2009, 12:42 AM
Weird, I guess it was a good thing I booked via DU as they made my calls and got everything I wanted. I even had a change a day or two later and I called myself to make the change and no problem at all. I switched from Cal Grill to Ohana.
I also only had my reservations set from Dec 10-14, We are going to be there from the 9th to the 15 but are arrival and departing times are taking up some good time.
Isn't it also harder during the dates you said because of Pop Warner?

n2mm
09-23-2009, 07:23 AM
Yep, going Dec. 4-12 and we have ours. We are doing the cruise in the middle, but made our ADRs for the weekend before and weekend after.

hvivona
09-23-2009, 08:49 AM
My husband and I will be there Dec 10-13 and I can't get ANYTHING I want!! I'm kicking myself! Normally when the whole family goes I book ADR's as soon as I can. But, since it was just the two of us, I kept dragging my feet thinking I'd have no problem with it just being two.:headache: I feel like such a Mo Mo:sad2:

Princess Disney Mom
09-23-2009, 09:14 AM
For those out of luck with ADR's remember there are a few at the Boardwalk that are on the dining plan but do not take ADR's. The Brewery and ESPN.


Another option if all else fails is room service.

Kennywife
09-23-2009, 10:06 AM
I'm glad I got the ones I got. All the main ones were gone, but I did get Kouzzina! :banana:

Anna

Missytara
09-23-2009, 10:08 AM
Remember, Pop Warner is there that week; so you can imagine how much harder it is going to get once the teams know who is going to the championships.....

Pooh&OurHunny
09-23-2009, 11:09 AM
We are going Dec 5-11 and called at 7, got everything I want (Chef Mickey, CP, California Grill, Yachtmans,Tusker House Breakfast Buffet,Yak&Yeti, The Wave, Ohana breakfast and dinner, LeCellier, and CRT breakfast). The only thing I had trouble was Chef Mickey...I did not get a time I wanted but I got it but half an hour early. I was on hold for 45 mins.

2 Little Mermaids
09-23-2009, 11:09 AM
Tell me about it. We are going the week of Dec 13-17 and it was hard to get one reservation. I finally got a breakfast at Ohana.

We are going Dec 13-17 too! But I didn't have a problem at all. We are a party of 6 adults and 2 kids. I got everything I wanted but LeCellier (which I expected.) I even got Chef Mickey's for 900am on the 14th. I was up at 300am 90 days out, but last night I was playing to see how busy the places are going to be. I was still able to get ressie for the same place around the same times. 50's PT even gave alternatives for all the other DHS TS places. So I'm thinking you should be able to get something. Good luck and enjoy your trip!

annnewjerz
09-23-2009, 11:36 AM
We're going Dec. 12-18 and I didn't have any problems at all. Started making ADRs around 4:00am on my 90 day mark and got everything I wanted, plus some I wasn't even trying to get (Le Cellier).

Since then, I have added a breakfast at Kouzzina and a dinner at The Wave with no problem.

I also switched my California Grill time from 7:40pm to something a little later just this week.

I guess it's luck of the draw, but with the online ADR system it's so easy to log in and see if what you want is available and scoop it up that I would keep on checking---people cancel all the time!!

Good luck. :santa:

MrsPook
09-23-2009, 01:14 PM
We are going Dec 8 - 13 and I had trouble too. Couldn't get Fantasmic dinner package AT ALL :( and couldn't get breakfast at Chef Mickey's AT ALL! :( Had to settle for lunch at Whispering Canyon Cafe instead of dinner but I did get O'hana breakfast and Teppan Edo like I wanted.

DonaldTDuck
09-24-2009, 10:23 AM
Going Dec 11-17 and couldn't get online to book, kept getting an error with E and a bunch of numbers. Called right at 6(CDT) and got right on with a cm and got everything I wanted. PTC was a little later than I wanted it but was able to call and get the time I wanted. Got HDDR cat 1 at 9:30, Le Cel for dinner, Biergarten, and Plaza. Plus am booked with a large party(25) for Boma on the 13th. What a difference a week makes. BTW all the rooms for free dining are booked for your week, so that has a huge impact. There are still rooms available for my week.

mkleinbe
09-24-2009, 10:35 AM
I encourage you to keep trying online. I played around for a long time until I got everything I wanted, pretty close to the time I wanted and that's during T'giving week. Good luck!

LMO429
09-24-2009, 10:39 AM
While I certainly understand that free dining does keep the restaurants busier, my personal opinion is that this is more of an issue with the new dining reservation system. I don't trust it one bit . . . and it has certainly taken all the fun out my dining plans. :laughing: I'm just going to stick with the QSDP this year.

I completely agree with you. the new reservation system is flawed if you have listened to the disunplugged podcast they said that restaurant revenues at wdw are down a high percentage because even though the adr system says that there are no reservations many restaurants have plenty of openings and guests are avoiding them because they couldnt get an advanced adr! its sad because not only are the restaurants losing money but the cast members that work in them are losing out on gratuities.

I would try to make your reservations ahead of time but do not hesitate to just walk up to a restaurant and see if there is availability chances are there will be

LMO429
09-24-2009, 10:43 AM
I cannot believe how hard it is to get ADRs for this week. I was trying to make reservations for this week today and I told the CM I didn't care what date---just check the entire week. These restaurants were completely sold out:
Le Cellier
Teppan Edo
Hoop Dee Doo
Chef Mickey's
Ohana
Coral Reef
Chef's De France
Tutto Italia was totally sold out except for one dinner at 9:30 PM!
Donald's Safari Breakfast

I'm not talking about a specific night---I mean for the ENTIRE WEEK!!!!

I made some adjustments and got down to just needing something for Dec 10 and she said the only restaurant in all of EPCOT with availability was Akershus!!! How is that possible?? This is really crazy. Is this just because of free dining?

in addition change your party size..lets say you are a party of 2 enter in a party of 3, 4 or 5 it will give you more availability this way...

Bete
09-24-2009, 12:01 PM
if that helps anyone.

I was lucky to get something else I wanted today; so, this is now up for grabs.

Broncobilly83
09-24-2009, 12:38 PM
in addition change your party size..lets say you are a party of 2 enter in a party of 3, 4 or 5 it will give you more availability this way...

How will changing your party size to a larger number help? I figure they can fit more couples at one time, than larger parties, so wouldn't it be better to list your party as 2 if that is all who is attending?

mickeysaver
09-24-2009, 12:58 PM
I got everything that I wanted, but not without some shuffling of days and minor compromises. I really do feel blessed that we were able to get everything that we wanted and a few things that were just sort of the cherry on top. To get to this point, it took giving my wish list to IPO, getting most, but not all of those things, then checking online and calling a lot. I did have to work around the impact of Pop Warner on the lack of dinner availability on our DHS night. I changed it to a day later in the week without F! and in doing so had to move the Wildlife Discovery Excursion to a different day, which was thankfully still available. In the end, I was finally able to book Mama Melrose for dinner because we were flexible. :thumbsup2 We were lucky enough to snag a Wishes Dessert Party on the 8th too.

Sometimes perfection takes a lot of persistance, keep trying! Oh and yes, we did book a couple of tables as a party of 4 because there were no tables for 2 left. At those meals, because we were sneaky in obtaining it, we do double the tip for our waitress. In doing so, it makes me feel a wee bit less guilty. :rolleyes1 Maggie

kmvand1
09-24-2009, 01:11 PM
I am also going around this time, I made all of our reservations right at the 90 day mark using the online reservation system. I got confirmation emails for each of the reservations, but I will still call and confirm them just to be sure.

n2mm
09-24-2009, 01:27 PM
There were opennings today at the Studios. I could not get MM for evening on Dec. 4 or 5, but today there were opennings for 4:00-5:30. Before there was nothing past 3:00 and sometimes 2:00. So they must've openned more times or there was a glick. I also booked a lunch at Coral Reef, which also had no opennings are few weeks ago. This is for a party of 5.

LUVMICKEY
09-24-2009, 01:29 PM
I called for all of our ADR's at 7:00 at our 90 day mark and I have to say, in as many times I have done that, this is the very first time I have had trouble getting what we wanted at a time we wanted. I did pretty good, but it was very hard. We will be there Dec. 1-15 so I couldn't make all of our ADR's in one day, I had to keep calling everyday to finish. It wasn't easy. Good Luck everyone, keep trying. This is crazy.

mckinley
09-24-2009, 01:46 PM
We are going Dec 23-29 and i got online this morning at 3am. It was really slow and i kept getting error messages. I was able to get all of them except chef mickey for christmas morning it wouldn't search for any times. So i had to call later on this morning they cm told me there was only a few times slots still available for christmas morning at chef mickey.(not sure how true that is) But i was surprised to get what i did i was expecting them to be all gone christmas eve & christmas day. I am so excited this will be our first time at chef mickeys (never able to get it in the past for our days & times) Good Luck to all that is still trying.

LMO429
09-24-2009, 01:48 PM
How will changing your party size to a larger number help? I figure they can fit more couples at one time, than larger parties, so wouldn't it be better to list your party as 2 if that is all who is attending?


I suggest you listen to last weeks disunplugged podcast i think it was the email edition they explain in detail how the system works and why parties of 2 or 1 are finding no availability

mckinley
09-24-2009, 02:18 PM
We are going Dec 23-29 and i got online this morning at 3am. It was really slow and i kept getting error messages. I was able to get all of them except chef mickey for christmas morning it wouldn't search for any times. So i had to call later on this morning they cm told me there was only a few times slots still available for christmas morning at chef mickey.(not sure how true that is) But i was surprised to get what i did i was expecting them to be all gone christmas eve & christmas day. I am so excited this will be our first time at chef mickeys (never able to get it in the past for our days & times) Good Luck to all that is still trying.

princessmom29
09-24-2009, 03:02 PM
This is amazing!!!!! I would have thought it would be a down week! I keep checking back for a later time for Le Cellier the week of thanksgiving and there are still lots of opening in the epcot restaurants. Teppan Edo, Tutto, Les Chefs, Nine Dragons all have dinner openings still around 6-7. I have been checking on Chef Mickey as well, and a lot of monorail resorts still have openings too.

mwatson011
09-24-2009, 03:36 PM
Do you think maybe, since free dining and deep room discounts are available during pop warner week, that families are booking to take advantage of these discounts, instead of waiting for the group rates? Then, maybe if their team doesn't make it, they will cancel and all of these reservations will open up? :worship:

I think if there were a chance of my family going, I would make some ADRs just in case. Better to be prepared than to be stuck...it just stinks for those of us who are definitely going!

BTW, :rolleyes1 I have a 6:15 LeCellier ressie for 4 on 12/11 I am needing to cancel. PM me if you are interested and we can coordinate a time.

PrincessEmilysMommy
09-25-2009, 12:40 PM
We're going the 3rd - 9th. I went online as soon as it opened up and still couldn't get dinner at 1900 Park Fare for the 3rd or breakfast at Epcot w/ Donald for the 4th. I called right away and after holding for 76 minutes the CM also said they were sold out. I check back at least 10 times each day online...........no luck! I'm so sad. I'm holding out hope for the 45 day mark though.

bibbidibobbidibecky
09-25-2009, 12:44 PM
We are going Dec 13-17 too! But I didn't have a problem at all. We are a party of 6 adults and 2 kids. I got everything I wanted but LeCellier (which I expected.) I even got Chef Mickey's for 900am on the 14th. I was up at 300am 90 days out, but last night I was playing to see how busy the places are going to be. I was still able to get ressie for the same place around the same times. 50's PT even gave alternatives for all the other DHS TS places. So I'm thinking you should be able to get something. Good luck and enjoy your trip!

Same here...no problems for our Dec. 13-19 trip. I even added a WCC for Friday night a couple of days ago with no issue at all, had my pick of CRT breakfast!

Sorry to those who are having problems! We are a party of 7 and I just knew it would be hard. Keep trying.