Dinning reservations window now open but ??? about BE MY GUEST

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  1. Lyons Family

    Lyons Family Mouseketeer

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    We are currently booking our dining experiences for the week including Halloween, and both on line and through the speaking with their reservation personal we are unable to attain any times for Be My Guest.

    They inform us that no times are released.
    Really
    Every morning on line at 6 am.
    Every morning at 7:00am we call.

    Is this something new?

    How does one go about getting a reservation? Selling first born?

    Very frustrating.

    Third visit and still not able to get a dinner here.

    Any experiences appreciated.

    Thank you.
     
  2. GaSleepingBeautyFan

    GaSleepingBeautyFan DIS Veteran

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    It's really hard to get into Be Our Guest. During party nights you have to have a party ticket to even book TS dining after 6pm I think the time is so that makes it even harder.

    I've been able to get in by choosing to reserve a time early like at 4:30p. I've always had to keep trying and trying and trying to get reservations there.
    I've also gone into the touring plans dining reservations finder and put in a request to find that reservation. You don't have to be a member of that website (I am though - Love it) to do so.
    I got an email that a time was available and I logged into Disney Website and got it. Otherwise I most likely wouldn't have gotten one for my September trip.

    I hope you find one.
     
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  4. twirly123

    twirly123 Mouseketeer

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    We are going 11-20 October and times were released for that period. Hope you have some luck in finding one.
     
  5. Queen of the WDW Scene

    Queen of the WDW Scene DIS Veteran

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    It might help if you get the name of the restaurant correct.

    Be Our Guest dinner has always been the most difficult meal to obtain an ADR for at that restaurant.
    And Starting in July it will become a prix fix price with signature dining status for dinner.
    Not to mention that during the time you are going there are a number of MNSSHP's taking place making it harder to get a dinner ADR since the park closes early for non party guests.
    If you can get an ADR for lunch I'd highly recommend that personally.
    I only got for lunch and I enjoy it.
     
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  6. ConnecticutNonna

    ConnecticutNonna DIS Veteran

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    What are your dates?
    Are you trying for a specific meal/time?
     
  7. Lyons Family

    Lyons Family Mouseketeer

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    Thank you ConnecticutNonn for taking the time to help. Because you knew what I was referring to and not criticizing my post.

    We will be in Disney World from October 28- November 4th.

    We have been able to reserve 4 of our favorite dining venues, but really want to try BE OUR GUEST.
    We are aware of the nights that are not MNSSHP and have been to Disney many times.

    Just want to catch a Disney land vacation, which we enjoy soooo much.

    Thanks again.
     
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  8. ConnecticutNonna

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    @Lyons Family
    Try using Touring Plans...
    It's free to set up an alert (be aware you need to stay on top of those alerst) for any restaurant. TP will then notify you when an ADR pops up. I've actually had some really good luck with them)
    Also as your dates get closer, more people will be juggling around their plans, so you might get lucky and find one yourself.
    Don't be discouraged. New ADRs do pop up all the time.
     
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  9. bpx2

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    I am going the first week of November. I was online right when reservations opened and there was not a single BOG dinner reservation for my entire stay of 7 days. No parties during my trip either.
     
  10. Capang

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    That's also a race weekend and it could draw some bigger crowds. Sometimes BOG is the hardest of anything to reserve.
     
  11. bpx2

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    I know it's a busy time and hard to get ADR, but I guess I wasn't expecting for nothing to be available. I set up a TP reservation alert and will keep checking for times to open up, but no big deal if I don't get it as I've been to BOG for both breakfast and lunch.
     
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  12. Capang

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    TP reservation finder is awesome! I wonder how the switch to signature dinner is impacting ADRs. There was speculation that interest in the dinner would taper off given the menu and price but it hasn't seemed to deter people. I imagine there will be lots of openings closer to the date as people change plans or become aware of the new menus and pricing.
     
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  13. kaytieeldr

    kaytieeldr Post hoc, ergo propter hoc

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    'No times are released' is different from 'no times are available.'

    Keep trying.
     
  14. MegaKoga

    MegaKoga Just an oddball eccentric.

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    I've tried, called twice. I was told that there are no times available now.
    I'm just trying to book a dinner for two across two dates.
    As soon as the Cancellation forum opens here, I'm going to post there.
    Trying to get that dinner for my fiancee as a honeymoon surprise.
     
  15. Queen of the WDW Scene

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    Be sure to read the rules of the ADR cancellation thread. You can't just post asking if anyone has a cancellation.
    People go there to post what they are cancelling and sometimes they can coordinate with you.
     
  16. mi*vida*loca

    mi*vida*loca Collect memories, not things

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    I'm going the first week of November and there is nothing for BOG dinner. I'm thinking they haven't released the times yet for whatever. I find it hard to believe that BOG is completely booked 180+9 (which some people have reported). I've tried for 2, 3 and 4 people for 11/2-11/4 and nothing.

    I've also tried for BOG lunch and it is very limited. I'm thinking the lack of BOG dinner is "forcing" folks to book lunch instead.
     
  17. DisBuckMan

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    Are you 100% positive that saying the name wrong on an internet message board isn't hurting your chances of getting a reservation there? :teeth::rolleyes::D
     
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  18. MegaKoga

    MegaKoga Just an oddball eccentric.

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    I didn't post
    Ah. I didn't read the rules. Well I hope someone posts one of the days I'm looking for.
     
  19. sasmom

    sasmom Earning My Ears

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    I’m going 11/2-11/10 and tried booking at 7:30AM the day my booking window opened, and nothing was available for BOG dinner 11/2-11/9. I did get lunch, but really want dinner because my daughter wants to meet the Beast. I hope the times just haven’t been released yet. It’s hard to believe every single dinner ADR was already taken by someone with a slightly longer hotel reservation.
     
  20. FSU Girl

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    The booking window opens at 6am, so it's possible the reservations were taken by people in that hour and a half before you went on. I've found the reservation finder on Touring Plans to be really effective. It will text you an alert if someone cancels their reservation
     
  21. Arazia

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    We have the same booking window that you did, but we were online exactly at 6am, and BOG was our first priority. I managed to book my BOG reservation on November 9th. We wanted to get a reservation pre-MVMCP. We got a 4:55pm which I later swapped for a 4:30pm.

    With the cast appreciation one night that week and MVMCP on the 8th and 9th, that's at least 3 nights in the first week of November that just aren't going to be available to most people. I had a party ticket and wasn't able to find anything during party hours, either. So it doesn't surprise me that the remaining nights would have gone quickly.

    Either way, I'd say it's worth using a reservation finder and/or continuing to check the site just in case something pops up. People cancel reservations all the time. We found that out when we wanted Ohana on our day 180 and couldn't get anything that wasn't 9:45 or later. Kept checking back and eventually got a much more reasonable time. Good luck.
     

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