Free Diners - Share Your ADR Experiences

Discussion in 'Disney Dining Plan' started by Colleen27, May 12, 2009.

  1. Colleen27

    Colleen27 DIS Veteran

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    Well, it is about that time of year again. The ADR booking window for folks taking advantage of the free dining promo opens in just a few days, and I know there are some European DISers already booking for their free dining offer. So I thought I'd get a thread going for us to share our plans, experiences, and outcomes in booking ADRs for this uniquely challenging time of year to plan.
     
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  3. tjknitz

    tjknitz DIS Veteran

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    Ohh this is a great thread.
    I don't make my ADR's until June 13th - anxiously waiting!
    Hoping to get:
    CRT (b)
    Chef Mickey (d)
    Mama Melrose (d)
    Crystal Palace (b)
    Ohana (d)
    Tusker House (b)
    Askershus (b)
    Coral Reef (d)
     
  4. MelanieC

    MelanieC <font color=blue>BL II - Blue Team<br><font color=

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    I arrive on 8/7, so I've already made most of mine.

    Already booked
    8/8 LTT, Plaza
    8/9 Yak & Yeti, Jiko
    8/10 Coral Reef, Tepan Edo
    8/11 Prime Time, Sci Fi
    8/12 - Island's of Adventure
    8/13 - Universal Studios
    8/14- Islands of Adventure/Universal Studios - T-Rex
    8/15- Sea World
    8/16 - Boma
    8/17- Ohana
    8/18- LeCellier
    8/19- Crystal Palace
    8/20-Fantasmic Dinner pkg Mama Melrose

    left to make
    8/21 - Biergarten
    8/22- 1900 Park Fare
    8/23- Whispering Canyon
    8/24 - Cape May Clambake
     
  5. Colleen27

    Colleen27 DIS Veteran

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    We upgraded to the DxDDP and I've got a lot of ADRs to book, so I'm eager to hear how bookings are going for those of you going earlier in the FD period. We don't check in until Sept 25, so my ADR date isn't until June 27.

    This is my list so far. I'm sure it'll change a few more times before I call! ;)

    Breakfasts:
    Chef Mickey (though I'd prefer lunch if they offer it again)
    Akershus
    Kona
    Grand Floridian Cafe

    Lunches:
    Liberty Tree Tavern
    Teppan Edo
    Yak & Yeti
    Brown Derby
    Raglan Road (if our flight home allows)

    Dinner:
    Artist Point
    Narcoosees
    California Grill
    Le Cellier
    Kona
    Flying Fish
    Jiko
    Restaurant Marrakesh
    Spirit of Aloha
     
  6. lostforever

    lostforever Earning My Ears

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    Help! This is my first post. I am going to Disney with my family in November and I thought that reservations could be made at Cinderella's Royal Table 180 days in advance. When I called WDWDINE, I was told it was 180 days. Did this change? I don't want to miss this for my girls based on bad information. Let me know what you all know so I can atleast call in on the right day. Our trip is 11/15-11/21. :confused3
     
  7. tjknitz

    tjknitz DIS Veteran

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    Cinderella's Royal Table (CRT) reservations are now made 90 days in advance - you have plenty of time! princess:

    Good luck! I hope you have a magical vacation!
     
  8. 4forthemouse

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    We're going during free dining but are doing a split stay. I'll be a single mom at POP from 8/24-8/29 then we're moving to Beach Club joined by DH on 8/30. Will I be able to make dining reservations for my first 90 + 10 days, or will I have to wait and make one set of reservations for our Pop stay and a second set for our BC stay?? Anyone run into this in the past and have the answer? Because of free dining, I'd like to get my ADRs ASAP.
     
  9. Coparm

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    DD6 and I are going Sep9th to 16th with Free Dining, my ADR date is June 11th, hoping to get:

    Akershus B
    Le Cellier L
    1900 Park Fare D
    WGPC D
    Tusker House B
    Crystal Palace B
    Narcoosee's D
    O'Hana's B
    Chef Mickey's D

    Will let you all know how the booking goes. I just want it t be my ADR day then I know if I have them or not, then I finish the rest of my plans.:eek:
     
  10. shera

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    Staying at pop 8/08-8/16 on the 4/3 plan then staying 8/16-8/20 on free dining.Upgraded to deluxe dining during our free dining reservation.Made all my adr's already this week,here is what I got:

    8/8 Ohana dinner
    8/9 Rainforest Cafe @ AK dinner
    8/10 Ohana breakfast,Planet Hollywood dinner
    8/11 Mama Melrose Fantasmic
    8/12 Chef Mickey dinner
    8/13 Cape May breakfast, T-rex-dinner
    8/14 Coral Reef lunch ,Tutto Italy dinner
    8/15 Le Cellier lunch,Chef's de France dinner
    8/16 Akershus lunch,Sci-fi dinner
    8/17 Boma breakfast,Rose and Crown lunch, Teppan Edo dinner
    8/18 1900 Parkfare breakfast,Wolfgang Puck Cafe dinner(after watching La Nouba)
    8/19 Crt breakfast,Crystal Palace lunch, Tony's dinner
    8/20 Chef Mickey breakfast
     
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  13. Connerzmom

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    We are arriving on 09/19 so I can't call until June 21st. Here is the list I have so far:

    Chef Mickey's (B)
    Plan-N-Dine H&V (B)
    Breakfast with Pooh (B)
    Sci-Fi (D)
    Garden Grill (?D)

    I'm considering these:

    Boma (D)
    Le Cellier (L)
    Mama Melrose (D--Fantasmic Package)

    I'm sure I will change my mind 100 times (not the breakfasts though---not with a 2 1/2 year old).
     
  14. MelanieC

    MelanieC <font color=blue>BL II - Blue Team<br><font color=

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    We'll be at POP almost the same dates - I'm getting so excited. About 85 days left :)
     
  15. shera

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    I know, it won't be long now.I am sure we will run into each other in the morning bus lines or the food court early for breakfast ,lol.We can't wait.
     
  16. Mrs Grumpy

    Mrs Grumpy Always Planning!

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    We arrive on Sept. 12th so my ADR date is June 14th. Here is what I want.

    9/13 - 50's Primetime (lunch)
    9/14 - Tutto Italia (dinner)
    9/15 - Crystal Palace (lunch)
    9/16 - Tusker House (early breakfast - hopefully before park opens)
    9/17 - Sci Fi (lunch)
    9/18 - CRT (early breakfast - hopefully before park opens)
    9/19 - Chef Mickeys (dinner)
    9/20 - Coral Reef (lunch)
    9/21 - Liberty Tree (lunch)

    Still waiting on park hours so my days could switch. I really want those first ADR's for CRT and Tusker House though and then Chef Mickeys. Those are the ones that I most worried about. We are trying more lunches this time so I think that will help get me my other choices.
     
  17. aanderson5

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    We arrive on Aug 22 so I can call for ADR's on May 24. :cool1: These are our plans.

    Aug 22 - nothing (plane arrives 7:30pm)
    Aug 23 - Boma (d)
    Aug 24 - Crystal Palace (b), GF Tea (OOP)
    Aug 25 - 'Ohana (d)
    Aug 26 - Biergarten (d)
    Aug 27 - Chef Mickey's (b)
     
  18. MelanieC

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    I was able to add Biergarten for 8/21 today :)
     
  19. ChasPowl

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    This our plan
    8/16 Rose and Crown (d)
    8/17 1900PF (d)
    8/18 LeCellier (d) --a longshot :scared:?
    8/19 CapeMay Cafe (d)
    8/20 Chefs de France (d)
    8/21 50's PT (d)
    8/22 Boma (d)

    backups
    Teppan Edo
    Tutto Italia
    Chef Mickeys
     
  20. TraceyDisney2008

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    ADR date is May 25th for Aug 23...I will be making my reservations while I am at POR in May.....yeah

    hoping for
    Aug 23. Chef Mickeys
    24 Liberty Tree
    25 Ohana
    26 Hoop
    27 Mama Melrose Fantasmic
    28 Raglon Road
    29 Akarush
    Lecellier
    30 ESPN Zone
    31 Beirgarden
    1 Prime time or Sci-Fi
     
  21. Colleen27

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    :jumping1:

    Looking forward to some ADR success stories this week. :goodvibes
     

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