if you're trying to snag a particular ADR

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  1. disneyholic family

    disneyholic family disney on my mind....

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    DD discovered the bon voyage breakfast only after i'd finished booking all our ADRs...

    when i tried to get us the breakfast, it was completely booked for every one of our 21 days at WDW...

    so i registered at touring plans for their ADR search alert.

    It just now popped up in my email - it had found an ADR for our group of 8.

    I immediately went into the system and voila!! we now have an ADR for the bon voyage breakfast (making several in our group VERY very happy!!!)..

    so if there's an ADR that you haven't had success snagging, try the touring plan alerts (it was free!!)..

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  2. flortlebap

    flortlebap Disneyiac!

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    I really like the service too.

    I managed to get V&A two weeks before our last trip at the exact time we wanted! It's brilliant.
     
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  4. disneyholic family

    disneyholic family disney on my mind....

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    that's fantastic!!
    yes, this is also 2 weeks before our trip...
    i didn't expect that i'd actually get the ADR, but i figured i might as well sign up for the alert..
    after all, we're a group of 8...i was sure it was a lost cause!
     
  5. Pooh's-Honey-Pot

    Pooh's-Honey-Pot Secretly prefers Tangled to Frozen...

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    You have given me hope - I have just realised that both of our MK meals (CP and BOG) that I booked so we could enjoy the new fireworks, fall on stupid Halloween party nights. I could cry! Cue urgent rearranging needed! I shall register now!
     
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  6. disneyholic family

    disneyholic family disney on my mind....

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    i'll keep my fingers crossed for you!!
     
  7. Pooh's-Honey-Pot

    Pooh's-Honey-Pot Secretly prefers Tangled to Frozen...

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    I'm so flipping annoyed. There's barely any nights when there's no Halloween party whilst there. Really cuts down on your freedom and choices!
     
  8. disneyholic family

    disneyholic family disney on my mind....

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    i would feel the same as you do i'm sure!
     
  9. Jon84

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    It's a good feature!

    I'd also say keep an eye on things throughout your stay, we've picked up some gems same day or day before in the past!
     
  10. disneyholic family

    disneyholic family disney on my mind....

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    true, DD got a BOG ADR the day before her last holiday!!
     
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  11. disneyholic family

    disneyholic family disney on my mind....

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    i'm still trying for two others without success so far, but i have my fingers and toes crossed :)
     
  12. Pooh's-Honey-Pot

    Pooh's-Honey-Pot Secretly prefers Tangled to Frozen...

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    Me too! Got the one I was desperate for thank goodness, but got two more that I need to tweak that I'm currently not having much luck with!
     
  13. disneyholic family

    disneyholic family disney on my mind....

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    yes, i'm trying to tweak one....we have it, but way too early for lunch...so i'm trying to move it to a more normal lunchtime..

    and the other one we don't have at all....
    we have something else, but i think the toddlers would prefer the one i'm trying to get...

    it will all be fine even if i don't succeed...it's not a dealbreaker...just a deal enhancer! :)
     
  14. arielrocks

    arielrocks always planning another trip to Disney!!!

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    Agreed, can't recommend this service enough!!

    Tried to get BOG at 180 days with no luck. Registered a search on Thursday and now have 2 BOG lunch ressies!!!
     
  15. disneyholic family

    disneyholic family disney on my mind....

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    that's great!
    just want to note that BOG lunch and dinner are two different experiences....i assume you're aware of that..
    BOG lunch is counter service, while BOG dinner is table service...
     
  16. arielrocks

    arielrocks always planning another trip to Disney!!!

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    Yes. As we've got a 7 month old with us we are avoiding any 'sit down' dinners.

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  17. disneyholic family

    disneyholic family disney on my mind....

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    makes sense!!
    we have a 3.5 and 1.5 year old with us...
    the 'sit downs' should be 'interesting'!!!! (i'll let you know if we survive)
     
  18. katytrott

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    I'm not sure how you all did so well with this. It does keep finding an ADR for us - right time, place and no. of people - but straight after seeing the email, I go to book it and it shows nothing available. Granted it's not instantly after email arrives but a few times it's been within 15mins that I've hunted for it and still nothing.

    Any ideas?
     
  19. Jon84

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    Most of the time you have to booking the ADR within 2 mins in my experience.

    I'm not able to do that, so it makes this tool not as useful for me
     
  20. disneyholic family

    disneyholic family disney on my mind....

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    do you use the link that was inside the email?
    i clicking on the link and it took me straight to the ADR....
    but i did see the email probably within two minutes of it being sent to me..

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  21. arielrocks

    arielrocks always planning another trip to Disney!!!

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    It's literally got to be as soon as you get the email!!!

    My iPhone has stopped 'pushing' my emails through so I put the yahoo app on which is working much better. As soon as I had the emails I clicked the link and grabbed them. Just gotta be super quick I'm afraid.

    Good luck though :)
     

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