ADRs a must?

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by Disney8704, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. Disney8704

    Disney8704 <font color=deeppink>I so need to do that!<br><fon

    Feb 9, 2006
    Just wondering but is it actual necessary to make ADRs? CRT yes I know that needs one, but others? Last time I went down I didnt have any ADRs except for 1 at CRT and was able to get in with no problems and it was in September 2003. Next time Im going is Dec 2007. Just wondering because I really dont wanna have to make ADRs unless I really have to. These are the places Im wondering about:

    Grand Floridian Cafe (ate at last time everyday with no ADR)
    'Chef Mickeys
    Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

    Liberty Tree Tavern
    Crystal Palace
    Les Chefs de France (ate at last time with no ADR)
    Coral Reef
    50's Prime Time Cafe
    Sci-Fi Cafe (ate at last time twice with no ADR)
    Rainforest Cafe (DTD)
  2. shellybaxter

    shellybaxter Dis Veteran <br>Disney Restaurants for one hundre

    Sep 20, 2003
    I was in WDW last December and I'm afraid I don't see anything besides Rain Forest Cafe and Grand Floridian Cafe that you could possibly get into without an ADR. Your choices are pretty popular with a lot of Disney guests
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  4. Uuaww

    Uuaww <font color=teal>Guilty of 74 counts of pumpkin pi

    Aug 28, 2005
    it matters when you go, when i went in mid-sept, the parks were empty and all rides had a 15 min wait or less. every restaurant had adr's available at the beginning of the day. i went to sci fi cafe and 3/4 of the cars were empty for lunch.
  5. disney's daughter

    disney's daughter DIS Veteran

    Apr 2, 2003
    I have noticed that since the Dinning Plan has become so popular, it has become more and more difficult to just walk on or make a reservation at the last minute. princess:
  6. GrumpyOne

    GrumpyOne Stresspuppy

    Feb 3, 2000
    There will be a huge difference between Dec 1 and Dec 31. When are you going?
  7. Disney8704

    Disney8704 <font color=deeppink>I so need to do that!<br><fon

    Feb 9, 2006
    We are going Dec 3 - 13th

  8. Allison

    Allison DIS Veteran

    Oct 27, 2005
    Things have changed a lot since 2003 with the dining plan. I think you will have problems getting into many of those places without an ADR.

    Timing is everything. When specifically are you going?
  9. Mystry62

    Mystry62 When French people swear do they say pardon my Eng

    Nov 9, 2006
    We were there Dec 16-20 and had a hard time getting into a few of the Epcot places without advance ressies. We were able to book the 9:30 HDDR the night before, so no problem there. We walked right into the Rainforest Cafe at AK when they opened on 12/18. We had ADRs for San Angel Inn in Mexico on 12/18 for lunch at 2pm and they were full. The standby line was about 45 min wait.

    The weekend before, Dec 9, we went to Garden Grill in Epcot for lunch around 2:30 - 3:00. We walked right in with no wait.

    I think it depends on 1) what time of year you go and 2) what time of day you are eating. If you want to eat at the "normal" lunch and dinner hours, then you may have more of a problem getting in.
  10. MomofCKJ

    MomofCKJ <font color=teal>I just lost steam at about 5 minu

    Mar 13, 2006
    We were there Dec 15-22 and saw people on numerous occassions being turned away since they did not have ADRs.

    Ohana on Sat 12/16 dinner, guy in front of us had no ADR told 2 hour wait

    50s Prime Time Mon 12/18 lunch, people told no ADR, no openings at all

    Le Cellier Thu 12/21 dinner, no ADR, no openings

    I would make them, esp since you have some popular places on your list.

  11. Fafolguy

    Fafolguy Earning My Ears

    Oct 10, 2003
    We were there 12/17-12/22, and each TS we had: Boma, Le Cellier, Chefs De France, and Brown Derby were completely booked for lunch and dinner all day. We saw party after party be turned away because there were n tables available.
    I say go ahead and make them, then if you need to change at the last minute, do so.

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