I have been reading up on this Free dining thing, as well as the DDP. We have Ressies at SoG, so cannot take advantage of either program. as for making reservations 180 days out.. Not possible, we didn't know until 3 weeks ago that his leave was approved, and we have NO clue as to how each day will play out for us, as I am handicapped, and I may not be up to doing a specific park on a certain day. We had hoped to get there Sunday afternoon( the 16th), check in, and decide on a couple of TS restaurants once we got there and had a look-see. the 19th is our anniversary, and we absolutely want TS in DTD that night before our Cirq show. Now, every time we have done DisneyLand(again always in September) we never had issues getting TS reservations for later that same day, or upon arrival and we decide Day one is CA and Day 2 is DL: or however. We have DDP in the past, and found it not always to be what we wanted, especially using up the snacks. Frankly, I;d rather play it by Mouse ear. Am I going to have huge difficulties getting ANY TS reservations anywhere? let alone in restaurants we'd prefer to eat? do we need to prepare our selves for a let down, or are there tricks, such as eating very late or very early to help alleviate the possibility of being shut out? I absolutely WILL NOT be happy if we can't get into a nice enough restaurant for our anniversary. DH has never been to WDW, and it's been over 20 years for me, so I have no clue as to what food offerings are available where,let alone what we might be in the mood for on a particular day. Should i stick to the resorts, even if that means eating at SoG for breakfast and dinner every day?