|05-29-2009, 11:28 AM||#1|
Earning My Ears
Join Date: Feb 2009
Made my 90 day ADRS today! - My Experience
Called at exactly 12 noon. Was told the wait was less than 5min, it was. The CM that answered sounded really tired, kept sighing all the time although she was pleasant enough, tried to remind myself how I felt at 7am this morning getting ready for work!.
We are booked with Virginholidays so gave her the Virgin Booking reference. Took about 10 minutes to find us on the system after putting me back on hold. She was very apologetic though.
Went through my ADRs and surprisingly GOT THEM ALL at the times I wanted with two within 10-15mins!!!!!!!!!!
Heres what I have:-
Crystal Palace (Dinner)
Donalds (Breakfast) Tusker House
Akershus Princess (Breakfast)
Chef Mickey's (Breakfast)
Le Cellier (Dinner)
Whispering Canyon (Dinner)
Coral Reef (Dinner)
I just can't believe it! - After all that panic! - Im so so pleased!. We are arriving on the 27th August for 10 nights and I didn't think we would get much (esp Le Cellier!) as it's free dining period! - so of course I am hoping this means the parks will be quiet! I guess the trick is to phone exactly at 12 noon.
Make sure you note all the ressie numbers and times down too - I will be calling to confirm soon (just to make sure it's really true!)
The whole call took less than 40 minutes to complete so really pleased with that - just be calm, organised, flexible and most of all call on time!
|05-29-2009, 11:53 AM||#2|
I would be sitting on the patio of the Fontana bar at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas watching the dancing fountains on a warm balmy night whilst sipping vintage Champagne
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Northamptonshire, England
Glad you got everything you wanted. I too had a painless ADR phonecall when I made mine (the 1st day free dining opened in the US!) It isn't as bad as some people are making out, or actually maybe we are just lucky.
Hope you enjoy your meals!!
Disneyland Paris: Aug 1998 (off site - honeymoon), Easter 2004 (Hotel New York), Feb 2005 (off site), April 2008 (Hotel New York), October 2008 (Disneyland Hotel), November 2008 (Hotel New York), August 2013, Halloween 2013, New Year 2013/4, August 2014, New Year 2014/15, Easter 2015, August 2015, New Year 2015/16 WDW: August 2003 (Beach Club Villas - 5th anniversary), Christmas/New Year 2005/6 (Beach Club Villas), August 2009 (Animal Kingdom Lodge savanna view - 11th anniversary) Disneyland: August 2008 (Grand Californian, theme park view - 10th anniversary)
|05-29-2009, 12:48 PM||#3|
I would love to be at Ghiradelli's ice cream parlour with a massive choc sundae
Join Date: Nov 2006
1994:Grosvenor 1996:POFQ 2002: Comfort Inn LBV 2007: CSR 2009:OKW 2011:POFQ&Dream HNY DLP 2012
|05-30-2009, 03:25 AM||#4|
I need a cup of tea and a big bar of free chocolate now
Was born with my dancing shoes at the ready
I will be back later to stalk some more
Join Date: Apr 2004
|05-30-2009, 01:29 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jan 2005
We never had a problem last year when we booked ours and we were there at a similar time to you.
The parks were really quiet after the american bank holiday, so maybe that's why you didn't have any trouble this year either, whereas others are going in the american school hols.
2005 - WDW -Off site LBV, 2006 WDW Regal Palms, 2007 - WDW Regal Palms, 2008 - Disney Old Key West, 2009 - Disneyland LA/SD, 2010 Yacht Club, 2011 Med Disney Cruise. 2012 Yacht Club again! 2013 - Carnival Sunshine Med, 2014- Carnival Breeze & Yacht Club .
|05-30-2009, 01:54 PM||#6|
Wayne always catches me
i cannot wear anything between my toes
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: in my heart i'm always in WDW
when are you going?
i'm not sure exactly when my 90 day mark is - and i think i have to advance my reservation, so it may actually be today..
oh wait - i see you're arriving on the 27th...
i'm currenty scheduled for sept 6th - but i think i have to advance it to august 29th..
i'm going to try calling disney to see if i can advance it and still retain the free dining...
i completely messed up on the dates..
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