What Dining Reservation is your Nemesis?

scrappinginontario

DIS Veteran
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Nov 7, 2010
I'm sure nobody will be surprised when I say that 'Ohana is the one I just can't get.

I was online at 7am right at the 180 day mark and yet nothing unless I was willing to book 9pm or later. That just doesn't work for our family.

I've searched for it literally hundreds of times in the past 3 months and yet it still alludes me. I have a few days we could fit it into our plans but nope, not to be found. We're a family of 2 so I've searched for 2, 3 and even 4 people but no, just can't get a reservation.....yet. Still trying!!!

I have a couple of reservation finders set up on Touring Plans and even though they've alerted me to a vacancy and I've gone one within seconds of getting the alert, another lucky guest has snagged it before I got to it.

What dining reservation is alluding you?
 

sking5844

Earning My Ears
Joined
May 3, 2018
For my trip in December the week of 12/9-12/15 it seems to be Hollywood and Vine. I am sure it’s because of the seasonal costumes of the characters, but it has been a hard one to even get a reservation finder hit on.

I am hoping fastpass avliability for toy story land make some times open at the 60 day mark.
 

Tigger in a kilt

DIS Veteran
Joined
Mar 15, 2018
I managed to get all the ones I wanted at 180 days, but when the BOG prix fixe menu was released I (stupidly) cancelled it and moved to California Grill. Now I want to go another night and I can’t get a time that I’m happy with, so I’m kicking myself for cancelling a great reservation.

Fingers crossed that you can get Ohana!
 
  • Pumbaa_

    >Hakuna Matata!<
    Moderator
    Joined
    Jan 7, 2001
    Honestly none. There is nowhere I have to eat. I have lots of favorites but nothing that is in
    Super high demand
     

    scrappinginontario

    DIS Veteran
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    Nov 7, 2010
    It’s interesting to hear what others are looking for.

    For us we try new places each trip but others are ones we enjoy going to and it’s like a tradition.

    That being daus, Akershus breakfast was a tradition for us for years but we’ve taken a break lately and are trying new places. One new one for us will be the Garden Grill for breakfast.

    Hope you can get your Hollywood and Vine @sking5844 and also a new BoG @Tigger in a kilt!
     
  • lovin'fl

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    Jun 7, 2011
    I managed to get all the ones I wanted at 180 days, but when the BOG prix fixe menu was released I (stupidly) cancelled it and moved to California Grill. Now I want to go another night and I can’t get a time that I’m happy with, so I’m kicking myself for cancelling a great reservation.

    Fingers crossed that you can get Ohana!
    Cali Grill is to die for. I got BOG and kinda wish I didn't as all the reviews since the prix fixe switch are not great. But I booked a Coral Reef candlelight processional though we wanted Chefs De France but since I had BOG the night before...I thought Chefs would be redundant so we went with Coral Reef. Your CG isn't Dec 19th is it? (we could trade)

    Also have a TP finder in for the Cali Grill Sunday brunch but doubt it will come through. Didn't even know about that brunch until friends told us about a month ago. So that will be my new nemesis.

    Ohana...we get a decent time about 50% of the time....we go a lot and that's one I book first thing at 180+10 day window and go right to the end of our trip.
     

    Monorail_Man_NJ

    DIS Veteran
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    Aug 9, 2017
    I will say the only one I have never seen is BOG on MDE.

    If I see something that is really hard to get on my travel dates I usually snag it and if plans change post in on here. It has helped other DIS'ers and vice versa.
    This year I coordinated with someone and they were able to get my Akershus reservation.
    And luckily another DIS'er had an Ohana reservation which we were also able to coordinate so I got Ohana that way.

    The only two I would like to try and never seem to be able to get out Be Our Guest and Sci Fi Theater.

    This year I was able to snag Garden Grill dinner (not sure how good it is but have the DDP) and I grabbed two reservations to 50s Primetime Cafe. One I will end up dropping.
     

    Tigger in a kilt

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 15, 2018
    Cali Grill is to die for. I got BOG and kinda wish I didn't as all the reviews since the prix fixe switch are not great. But I booked a Coral Reef candlelight processional though we wanted Chefs De France but since I had BOG the night before...I thought Chefs would be redundant so we went with Coral Reef. Your CG isn't Dec 19th is it? (we could trade)

    Also have a TP finder in for the Cali Grill Sunday brunch but doubt it will come through. Didn't even know about that brunch until friends told us about a month ago. So that will be my new nemesis.

    Ohana...we get a decent time about 50% of the time....we go a lot and that's one I book first thing at 180+10 day window and go right to the end of our trip.
    California Grill looks amazing - we are going there twice for dinner and once for brunch (it’s a 4 week trip). I suspect I may drop my quest for dinner at BOG once we have been there once!
     

    BorderTenny

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    Aug 5, 2018
    The only thing I'm still impatiently trying for is Pizzafari Family-Style. Still no dates released beyond the initial offering. With less than 6 weeks left on that, they really need to either add dates or just tell us it's ending.
     
  • Ashby04

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jul 25, 2014
    This time my nemesis has been Cinderella's Royal Table. I was on in the morning of my 180 day and it was the first one I went after. It's a party day so I was trying for an early dinner. Thinking they weren't released then and I probably missed it when they were even though I feel like I've checked nonstop. We've been before so I know it's OK, but it was disappointing. This November trip has been harder to find reservations than I'm used to, I guess because of free dining.
     

    Sandiz08

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    Joined
    Oct 15, 2017
    Don’t have a nemesis, just time isn’t always what I was looking for. I find this is the best way to obtain popular reservations.
     

    Laurelinarien

    Newbie Planner
    Joined
    Sep 17, 2018
    I must have been lucky... I'm planning my first trip ever & managed to get all the ones I wanted. I'm sure there are a lot of popular places for Disney Experts like DIS veterans that I just didn't consider or wasn't interested to visit this time :) Since we wanted to remain in the parks as much time as possible, we didn't pick any places at the resorts (except for dinner on arrival day). Surely I'd love to add Cali Grill when I go to WDW next time!
     

    ErinsMommy

    And though she be but little, she is fierce.
    Joined
    Apr 20, 2011
    im trying to flip my departure day breakfast with day prior and just can't get it. I'm told to keep trying - and I have 40 days + 10 while there so im just keeping my fingers crossed something comes up :)
     

    Simba's Mom

    <font color=green>everything went to "H*** in a ha
    Joined
    Aug 26, 1999
    None now. For the longest time it was the Plaza in the MK. But this last time I finally got an ADR and got to eat there. However, I’m on a low salt diet, and the chef couldn’t speak English well so we couldn’t understand each other. I think he thought I said “low flavor”-salad with no dressing or any taste. But he may have thought that’s what I asked for. Regardless, one and done for me.
     

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