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stinie18287
10-06-2009, 06:26 AM
I just finished trying to get my ADR's.. :sad1:

I got nothing I wanted! I was on the online system at 6am and it wasn't working so I called at 7. I thought I'd be fine because I'm going Jan 4th-9th which I assumed would be pretty slow and I'm not really booking anything too difficult!

This is what I was trying to get:
Jan 4th- Sci Fi Dine In around 7pm
Jan 5th- San Angel Inn at 4PM
Jan 6th- 1900 Park Fare at 9:30AM
Rainforest Cafe at 8PM
Jan 7th- Raglan Road at 9PM
Jan 8th- Teppen Edo at 9PM
Jan 9th- Ohana at 8:30PM
Jan 10th- Chef Mickey's at 9:30AM

I was flexible with the times but I only got Sci Fi Dine in and 1900 Park Fare! I can't believe everything else was COMPLETELY booked up! Especially places like San Angel Inn and Rainforest Cafe....I am so surprised and so upset! I've been planning these reservations for a few months now :sad2: Do you think stuff will open up?

I did manage to get Le Cellier for the 5th which I've heard is hard and Tusker House on the 6th.. I'm just so disappointed because it's not what we wanted...

Twoboysnmygirl
10-06-2009, 06:32 AM
You can call RFC directly and get a reservation! I had to do this for our trip. Disney only gets about 25% of their open reservations, they book their own and hold some open for walkups!

BYC
10-06-2009, 06:54 AM
I just had a nightmare too. I didn't get even one time I wanted. I got acceptable times, though. I never did get the online syste to work. It will not open past my arrival date.

GovieMom
10-06-2009, 06:59 AM
OP, same thing happened to me yesterday. The online booking wouldn't work for me at all, so I called to make my ADRs ... and didn't get half of what I wanted! There was nothing at Le Cellier on the night of Jan. 4, and for Jan. 6, 50s Prime Time didn't have one spot open for lunch (11 til 3). They also couldn't get anything to show up at Chefs de France for Jan. 7. Who would think that this week would be so popular?! Very disappointing ...

Hoopfamily
10-06-2009, 07:03 AM
Don't worry about it. The great news is you can call back or go online everyday to see if what you want opens up. Even though the prospect of calling for ADR's every day seems daunting it takes 5 minutes. When we went this past May I had to change my ressies a few times and through diligence I got exactly what I wanted. As Tim Allen once said " Never Give Up, Never Surrender". Good Luck
PS
We love love love the SCi Fi.

lsugal
10-06-2009, 07:05 AM
I'm sorry you guys had trouble. I couldn't get the online system to work either but I called and got everything I wanted. It seemed almost too easy.

4th R&C 7:40
5th Boma 6:05
6th Les Chefs 7:30
7th 50s PT 7:30
8th LeCellier 6:15
9th WCC 5:00
10th Ohana 6:10

tippy77
10-06-2009, 09:05 AM
Oh gosh, this is making me nervous! I can make ADRs on Friday and I was hoping to be up early to use the online system. Hopefully it's fixed by then...

And as others have said, keep calling! It usually works for most restaurants. I've also had luck changing ADRs with the concierge at the resort.

GoofySon'sMom
10-06-2009, 09:14 AM
Wow, I am surprised. I was completely panicked about getting our ADR's because we check in on Christmas Day but we were able to get everything we wanted. San Angel is really surprising, I didn't think that was hard to get.

Leshaface
10-06-2009, 09:20 AM
Ugh you guys are making me nervous!!

I make adrs on thurs...i guess ill try and do the online thing first to see if its gonna work! Im really hoping it will by thurs! Good luck everyone!

francois.nc
10-06-2009, 09:33 AM
OP, same thing happened to me yesterday. The online booking wouldn't work for me at all, so I called to make my ADRs ... and didn't get half of what I wanted! There was nothing at Le Cellier on the night of Jan. 4, and for Jan. 6, 50s Prime Time didn't have one spot open for lunch (11 til 3). They also couldn't get anything to show up at Chefs de France for Jan. 7. Who would think that this week would be so popular?! Very disappointing ...


I am guessing the new buy 4 get 3 free or buy 5 get 2 free is what is causing this to be a big week. I know we are arriving the day after Christmas and through New Year's. We did the 3am online thing on our 90 day mark and got everything. I even check a day or 2 later and could of gotten all of it as well.

Here are our ADR's

12/26 Sci-Fi 5:35pm
12/27 Akerhaus 9:15am
12/27 Tony's 7:00pm
12/28 CP 12:40pm
12/29 CRT 9:30am
12/30 Tusker House 10:20am
12/30 1900 6:15pm
12/31 Plaza 12:00pm
12/31 Chef Mickey's 8:00pm

MyTalula
10-06-2009, 10:25 AM
I just finished trying to get my ADR's.. :sad1:

I got nothing I wanted! I was on the online system at 6am and it wasn't working so I called at 7. I thought I'd be fine because I'm going Jan 4th-9th which I assumed would be pretty slow and I'm not really booking anything too difficult!

This is what I was trying to get:
Jan 4th- Sci Fi Dine In around 7pm
Jan 5th- San Angel Inn at 4PM
Jan 6th- 1900 Park Fare at 9:30AM
Rainforest Cafe at 8PM
Jan 7th- Raglan Road at 9PM
Jan 8th- Teppen Edo at 9PM
Jan 9th- Ohana at 8:30PM
Jan 10th- Chef Mickey's at 9:30AM

I was flexible with the times but I only got Sci Fi Dine in and 1900 Park Fare! I can't believe everything else was COMPLETELY booked up! Especially places like San Angel Inn and Rainforest Cafe....I am so surprised and so upset! I've been planning these reservations for a few months now :sad2: Do you think stuff will open up?

I did manage to get Le Cellier for the 5th which I've heard is hard and Tusker House on the 6th.. I'm just so disappointed because it's not what we wanted...

Just to let you know Raglan Road you can make through open table:
http://www.opentable.com/rest_profile.aspx?rid=8023

I checked your night and there is plenty of availability, 8:45, 9:00 and so on.... try there!
Good luck!:thumbsup2

BYC
10-06-2009, 10:46 AM
I would call back right now. I was told that California Grill was completely booked for the night I wanted. On a hunch, I called again, and got almost the exact time I wanted. And we are a party of 6! Keep trying! Same thing with T-Rex. I got a reservation, but not the time I wanted. I called them directly, and got the exact time. Don't stop trying!

DCDisney
10-06-2009, 11:46 AM
I would continue to call and check online because some of those really aren't that popular BUT we have been that week in Jan before and it was CRAZY busy. The other issue we had was that right around Jan 2 WDW cuts back on staff/hours/starts rehabs so even when it got busy they couldn't open more lines that they had planned. SO we'd go to a CS place and it would be packed with only 4 lines open out of about 20. Same for some of the rides where they can run lower capacity like Star Tours they only had 2 simulators open out of 6 even though the line was 70 mins long. We did have great weather though.

Connears
10-06-2009, 11:57 AM
I had no problem getting mine last monday online for 12/27-1/1/19 including NYE. I wonder if there is a new glitch...I did have to do one of them multiple times, but all were correct when I finished and got an email confirming all of them.

Connears

GovieMom
10-06-2009, 12:15 PM
The dining reservations system is definitely having some problems. I finally found out from them that 50s Prime Time is not even loaded in their system for January yet. And when I called to add Chefs de France at 6:30 p.m. on January 4, they told me there was nothing left. Yet I was looking right at it online ... which is how I booked it. Strange!

zhazhazsu
10-06-2009, 12:31 PM
The CM I spoke with this morning when I made my ADRs said certain restaurants were not " in the system " past 90 days yet.

Noteably she said Chef's de France, San Angel, and Kouzinna were not.

I was able to get

50's PTC

San Angel( at the 90 day mark)

Tusker House

WCC

1900 PF

Le Cellier

all within a 1/2 hour of when I wanted them. The CM also suggested I book Coral Reef, and cancel it if I got Kouzinna later. I am planning to try everyday until everything I want.

zhazhazsu
10-06-2009, 12:34 PM
I just finished trying to get my ADR's.. :sad1:

I got nothing I wanted! I was on the online system at 6am and it wasn't working so I called at 7. I thought I'd be fine because I'm going Jan 4th-9th which I assumed would be pretty slow and I'm not really booking anything too difficult!

This is what I was trying to get:
Jan 4th- Sci Fi Dine In around 7pm
Jan 5th- San Angel Inn at 4PM
Jan 6th- 1900 Park Fare at 9:30AM
Rainforest Cafe at 8PM
Jan 7th- Raglan Road at 9PM
Jan 8th- Teppen Edo at 9PM
Jan 9th- Ohana at 8:30PM
Jan 10th- Chef Mickey's at 9:30AM

I was flexible with the times but I only got Sci Fi Dine in and 1900 Park Fare! I can't believe everything else was COMPLETELY booked up! Especially places like San Angel Inn and Rainforest Cafe....I am so surprised and so upset! I've been planning these reservations for a few months now :sad2: Do you think stuff will open up?

I did manage to get Le Cellier for the 5th which I've heard is hard and Tusker House on the 6th.. I'm just so disappointed because it's not what we wanted...

Looks like we will be in the World at the same time ! We might even bump into each other at Tusker House !

Colleen27
10-06-2009, 12:38 PM
You can call RFC directly and get a reservation! I had to do this for our trip. Disney only gets about 25% of their open reservations, they book their own and hold some open for walkups!

I don't know if/how many they hold out from Disney inventory, but I've had better luck with booking Raglan Road directly too. You can make the reservation on OpenTable.com via the link from the restaurant's own website. http://www.opentable.com/rest_profile.aspx?rid=8023

RCMommy
10-06-2009, 01:10 PM
I just cancelled a few and added to new ADR's and had problems so I had to call to confirm. The CM had trouble accessing her system as well...

I have been popping on to the online reservations every few days or so to check if new times have opened..

I had decent times booked before but have been able to land a few better time slots with chekcing in here and there.

Keep trying......:goodvibes

Disuser
10-06-2009, 01:48 PM
I love the new online reservation system. So far I have gotten every restaurant I wanted. All reasonably close to the times I wanted. Two days ago Crystal Palace was not available for dinner, but I went in very early (3AM) this morning and there was crystal palace for 8 people:banana:
It is so much easier, and cheaper, than calling everyday and waiting a half hour to get a CM on the line.
:snail::snail::snail::snail::snail::snail:

Leshaface
10-06-2009, 02:11 PM
I love the new online reservation system. So far I have gotten every restaurant I wanted. All reasonably close to the times I wanted. Two days ago Crystal Palace was not available for dinner, but I went in very early (3AM) this morning and there was crystal palace for 8 people:banana:
It is so much easier, and cheaper, than calling everyday and waiting a half hour to get a CM on the line.
:snail::snail::snail::snail::snail::snail:

You were able to access online reservations? Were you able to get online at 3am et?

BYC
10-06-2009, 02:15 PM
I still cannot get the online system to go past my arrival day. I even went step by step with a techy person at Disney, and they can't figure out why it is happening. It is so frustrating. I was able to get some of the reservations by phone, but I would love to be able to tweek them, and it just won't do it. I wish i could figure out why.

donatalie
10-06-2009, 02:40 PM
Keep calling. I called yesterday and was told that many places (including Tony's, Plaza & 50's Prime Time) were not yet loaded.

nfceagles
10-06-2009, 03:15 PM
Disuser- Must be nice. Guess it works for some people.

PoohsFan1
10-06-2009, 04:11 PM
Don't worry about it. The great news is you can call back or go online everyday to see if what you want opens up. Even though the prospect of calling for ADR's every day seems daunting it takes 5 minutes. When we went this past May I had to change my ressies a few times and through diligence I got exactly what I wanted. As Tim Allen once said " Never Give Up, Never Surrender". Good Luck
PS
We love love love the SCi Fi.

I agree....When I first made my ADRs I didn't get everything I wanted or the times that I wanted, but I kept calling and checking online and was able to get what I want at decent times, plus I got others that I was not planning on getting but thought would be good. Now I am set and very happy with our dining plans....Good luck, don't give up, as your trip gets closer some restaurants may open up because people seem to hold onto ADRs until they can find something else :sad2:. Here is some pixiedust: for you.

stinie18287
10-06-2009, 04:49 PM
I don't know if/how many they hold out from Disney inventory, but I've had better luck with booking Raglan Road directly too. You can make the reservation on OpenTable.com via the link from the restaurant's own website. http://www.opentable.com/rest_profile.aspx?rid=8023

Can you book through Open Table and still use the Disney Dining Plan?

stinie18287
10-06-2009, 04:52 PM
And thanks everyone for all your words of encouragement.. :) I've stayed in Disney in Jan before and have never had problems! Last year in Jan we booked some about a month before we got there and managed to get more the day we checked in.... Hopefully it won't be really crazy there.. I'm not used to the crowds! :rotfl:

dianne1974
10-06-2009, 04:59 PM
This is making me really nervous, especially since it all goes back to 180 days this month. Oh well we will get something I am sure!:lmao:

Disuser
10-06-2009, 05:57 PM
You were able to access online reservations? Were you able to get online at 3am et?

I am central time and it was probably a bit before 3 AM. I am staying off property this trip so I have to go in every day to make reservations. I have made 3 days of reservations so far with no problem.

BYC
10-06-2009, 06:02 PM
I am central time and it was probably a bit before 3 AM. I am staying off property this trip so I have to go in every day to make reservations. I have made 3 days of reservations so far with no problem.

Oh! Ok, that's different. I am able to make daily reservations. But, I am staying on site, and should have the 90 + 10 reservations. That is what I am not getting. So, for all you know, the website isn't working right for you either! :rotfl:

Disuser
10-06-2009, 07:14 PM
Oh! Ok, that's different. I am able to make daily reservations. But, I am staying on site, and should have the 90 + 10 reservations. That is what I am not getting. So, for all you know, the website isn't working right for you either! :rotfl:
No No..it is fine. I just may have all my reservations done before you.:rotfl2: