If your 180 are today.. Call.. don't go online..

Discussion in 'Disney Dining Reservations' started by loganpaulsmom, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. loganpaulsmom

    loganpaulsmom DIS Veteran

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    Today was my 180 day mark.. I began at 6:30 this morning online for my reservations.. I got my first night at Ohana.. When I went to book anything else it would not let me..
    So, I called reservations.. While waiting for a CM the automated lady was talking to me and when I told her my dates she said I couldn't book until tomorrow.. I waited for a CM, and good thing I did because she said tht was incorrect. She had a bit of a problem at the beginning.. Because she said they are enhancing their systems and adding all kinds of buttons that not all CM's know about.. She was able to get through and book all my dining..
    So, if you are having problems it is totally worth it to call!
     
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  3. poohfriend77

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    I had the same experience! Does your vacation start on April 14 or 15? I thought when I made my reservations, the confirmation said I could book dining on Oct. 17. So I went online yesterday afternoon (crazy morning and couldn't do it, so I was already freaking out about it :rotfl:).

    I booked Ohana for 4/14 online with no problem (so maybe I'll see you there!) But everything else was giving me error messages. :headache: I tried to call, and was on hold for 10+ minutes before I gave up because I had to take my DD to volleyball. So I thought maybe I had the date wrong and couldn't book until today. :confused3

    Nope, same errors this morning! And sooo frustrating that I had to enter my info/login/confirmation number multiple times to TRY to select one reservation. I gave up, called a SUPER nice CM, and had all of my ressies booked within 15 minutes (and that included taking the survey after) :cool1:

    Glad you got what you wanted too!:thumbsup2
     
  4. loganpaulsmom

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    Im on the 15th (bummer).. but they said that were upgrading their system with lots of changes so that must be the reason. the funny thing is I always call, but this morning I decided I would just do online,. I should have known better.. I had a great CM this morning too.. I was so lucky about Ohana though.. booked it online and as she was getting all my other ADR confirmation numbers I decided to make sure the ressie was online.. it wasn't.. It never went through..
     
  5. sukhakuli

    sukhakuli <font color=darkorchid>I guess I'm funny like that

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    I wonder if this is for all people who are trying to book ADR's today, or just for the 180?
     
  6. dreamcatcherkwe

    dreamcatcherkwe Mouseketeer

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    I booked an ADR today and it worked fine for me. I'm less than 180 days out. :)
     
  7. poohfriend77

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    I'm glad you got Ohana straightened out! I doubled checked mine too, and the one I booked online yesterday was in the system this morning.

    Do you mind sharing the rest of your plans? I booked:

    4/14 Ohana at 5:20
    4/15 Sci-Fi at 5:30
    4/16 Crystal Palace at 5:20
    4/18 Chef Mickey at 5:30
    4/19 CRT at 10 a.m.

    We'll be celebrating my DH's 40th birthday. This is the first time we've ever been for a "celebration" and I"m so excited! I think I'm going to order a cake for Ohana. I was drooling over the cake chatter thread earlier this morning. :rotfl2:
     
  8. loganpaulsmom

    loganpaulsmom DIS Veteran

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    Here are my choices.. I can't believe that I only booked 6 ressies, it's so unlike me.. LOL
    April 15h Ohana.. 7:00pm
    April 16th.. No ressies ( we will see if that changes)
    April 17th La Hacienda 7:00pm
    April 18th Flying Fish 7:00pm
    April 19th Citrico's 7:00pm
    April 20th Via Napoli 7:00pm
    April 21st chef Mickey's 9:55am I also booked a dinner but I am cancelling that one.. Hubby has been gone on a business trip and I know he loves to go for breakfast but I was hoping to try something different.. lOL
     
  9. loganpaulsmom

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    Someone else I know will also be celebrating their 40th:confused3:confused3 lol
    and also our 12th wedding anniversary on the 30th..
     
  10. Missyrose

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    Trust me when I tell you that you will have no room left for cake after all the food they give you at 'Ohana. We were celebrating our anniversary there this past weekend and they brought out cupcakes along with the usual bread pudding dessert and we couldn't even dream of eating the cupcakes, so they boxed them up and we took them back to our hotel.
     
  11. poohfriend77

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    It is a hard decision. I really want to do something special for his birthday. DH does not like bread pudding in general (although I have told him all reviews indicate this is the BEST bread pudding ever;)) So I thought he might appreciate another option. Then again, DH is a big meat-eater, so he probably won't care about dessert at all after stuffing himself with main course. :rotfl2:
     
  12. poohfriend77

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    Enjoy your celebrations and have a magical trip! :thumbsup2
     
  13. icemoca

    icemoca Earning My Ears

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    This is good to know. I would be able to make a reservation next month. I will make sure to call them.
     
  14. scuttlesnest

    scuttlesnest Earning My Ears

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    Oh wow, our trip starts April 14, & I had no problems booking... was online at 6 on the 17th & got all of my first choices... so sorry you all had trouble, i was incredibly surprised that I didn't!!!
     
  15. danielle.st

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    you are lucky! I got up at 6 am this morning to book and could not book one thing. The system kept booting me off right when it was time to give me a confirmation number. So very frustrating. The good news is I called at 7 am and got every single reservation we wanted with the times we wanted.
     
  16. ddluvsdisney

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    :thumbsup2 For me too. I had no problems booking so far. Got all my choices and times!!:banana:
     
  17. poohfriend77

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    So you're saying the system just doesn't like me? :rotfl:

    I'm glad you got your first choices! :thumbsup2 I tried to go online again to add one ADR and change another, and the same thing happened -- Error at the end when I should have gotten a confirmation error. DH said it may be a problem because I was using Firefox instead of IE browser. I'm just happy my calls went through so quickly, and I got everything I wanted.
     
  18. scuttlesnest

    scuttlesnest Earning My Ears

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    lol, im just a likable person... haha. im actually using firefox too. maybe i just got on before traffic made the site mess up or something? who knows... glad you got what you wanted though-- its so exciting when you do! I've been planning for months, lol! :)
     

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