What Is Going On (sept-oct)!!!!

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by 2Xited4Disney, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. 2Xited4Disney

    2Xited4Disney DIS Veteran

    Nov 30, 2004
    Ok so there are NO ADR's for any restaurant before 9:15 pm during SPET 29-Oct 2

    I thought it was going to be a pretty tame vacation.... is it really goingto be that busy
  2. Stepharia

    Stepharia DIS Veteran

    Aug 20, 2003
    We were there this past year at the same time and it was harder to get ADR's but we were there on the free dining along with the fact that the F&W Festival was starting. I know there was free dining offered this year and I believe it lasts through the end of Sept. It was a little busier then the times before we were there that week but not a lot until that following weekend when we were leaving. I think with the free dining more people try the table service restaurants. I noticed everytime we went to MK while we were there the sign at the enterance always said that there was no table service restaurants with openings. Don't worry though it is a good time of the year to go. Typically we had waits of 15-20 minutes if that for most of the rides.
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  4. magicmouse2

    magicmouse2 DIS Veteran

    May 15, 2003
    I think you will find that some people have booked more than 1 ADR each day so they can choose which one they want to eat at nearer the time. I have personally scheduled very carefully and only booked 1 per day. Some may cancel a few ADRs soon, others will just keep them and not turn up :rolleyes:
  5. eeyore45

    eeyore45 <font color=darkorchid>Do-it-yourself pixie dust =

    Jun 18, 2004
    it will indeed be crowded - all indications point to this fact - it wasnt crowded this week last year - that was last year - this year, more people are coming the last week of Sept into a few days of October. CROWDS! :hourglass
  6. 2Princes2Princesses

    2Princes2Princesses Heavily medicated for your safety!<br><font color=

    Feb 28, 2006
    The F&W festival starts on the 29th or 30th of Sept. this year, and the Halloween parties are going on then, too. :) It is also the end of Free Dining, so I think some F&W festival goers probably decided to start their vacations a little earlier to get in on free dining, since as long as your check-in day was before the last day of free dining, you could get it for your whole stay.
  7. Skylarr29

    Skylarr29 <font color=blue>Oh Darn it, I was 'forced' to buy

    Oct 8, 2003
    I don't think it will be that much more crowded.. it just appears to be that way because more people will be using the dining plan therefor ADR's are harder to come by. So with the expection of table service restuarants it shouldn't be bad. I was there the same 2 weeks and during free dining and food and whine last year and I have spent 2 weeks in Disney for the past 5 Sept's.
  8. webray

    webray Love the wineauxs!

    Apr 20, 2000
    That is a very busy time to go..1st weekend food and wine fest, people left over from golf tourney with their families, whatever goes on at the sports complex and everything else!!
  9. nurseypoo5

    nurseypoo5 Better late then never!!!! Right Mickster?!

    Jan 24, 2006

    oh i seriously do not think you can base your crowd levels on ADR's. People out there who esp, are selfish egotistical people book more than 1 adr, sometimes 2-3, or more so they can pick and chose where and when they want to eat. I've heard some make an ADR at each park and then eat where they end up. :furious:

    Also, you shouldnt be too worried about huge crowds compared to summer. I mean, kids are in school for the most part, and most people who pay for meals arent eating at TS places. I think it will be more crowded than an October without the free dining for sure, but not as crowded as lets say peak time in June/July.

    That being said, that particulair week is just before a holiday weekend, and some schools do have fall break.
  10. flortlebap

    flortlebap Disneyiac!

    Nov 10, 2005
    That's awful! Especially for us who didn't know about the DDP until we came here... and who are stuck without any reservations *boohoo* for our trip (Sept 27th to Oct 11th)

    I'm really gutted :( There are 10 of us so restaurants won't be easy to come by!
  11. dodukes

    dodukes DIS Veteran

    Jul 29, 2005
    Have you tried to keep calling back for adr's . I know I made them about a month ago and got everything i wanted that weekend, le cellier, coral reef, crystal palace. I am just not picky with what tme we eat so i htink taht always helps.
  12. kldmom2000

    kldmom2000 DIS Veteran

    Sep 19, 2004
    I'm going the same time and made my ADR's 180 days out.... I have tried to change some of them, but like you, have noticed that there is nothing available, so I've kept my ADR's as they are.

    GL to you and I do hope that you are able to catch some cancellations in order to get some reservations!!!
  13. nurseypoo5

    nurseypoo5 Better late then never!!!! Right Mickster?!

    Jan 24, 2006
    my nieghbor is going with us (well not WITH us but the same time) and she had made no resies. I made these for her yesterday. Keep trying, i had no trouble at all!

    Sept 29-Oct 8th
    Last night i got her
    CMickeys 5:50 pm Sept 29
    Chefs de France at 5pm on Sept 30,
    Kona at 6:15pm,
    Boma breakfast at 9am
    Cgrill at 7:30 for wishes on
    CP at 3:30 before MNSSHP for dinner,
    Spoodles at 6pm,
    Coral Reef at 5:10.

    We didnt even try to get her LCellier cuz i knew better, but those were the things she wanted and the times she wanted them...no problemo.

    I not once had to ask for an alternate time! These might not be others first choices, but i thought they were great choices!
  14. JadenLayne

    JadenLayne <font color=darkpink>I want to put my booty on rec

    Feb 2, 2006
    I think its people making multiple ADRs more then it is the crowds. It will probably be more crowded then in years past when there was no free dining but I don't think it will be unbearable like it was over Spring Break and during peak summer times.
  15. CPer'sMom

    CPer'sMom DIS Veteran

    Feb 5, 2005
    And just why would you think that?


    Jun 26, 2006
    If there really are a lot of people HOGing up the ADRs, I would suggest what I've heard some people do. Instead of walking up to a restaurant at WDW and getting turned away, call the reservation center that day and throughout and see if they have had any last minute cancellations.

    Also, as another poster said they have had success getting ADRs just yesterday, I would call again. Instead of saying "Do you have such and such at 7:10" say "What have you got for such and such between 4 pm and 10 pm?" You'd probably have better luck.

  17. Disfan3

    Disfan3 DIS Veteran

    Jun 12, 2006
    last yr was last yr this is true but

    last yr the parks were WONDERFUL at that time!! FWF, MNSSHP, and low wait times on rides....we never used a fastpass and rode all the headliners for each park and then some without even opening a park. We did not get all of it done....(therefore we are doing it again next week!!!) but it was a great time to go...

    BUT THE RESTAURANTS WERE PACKED!! TO THE MAX!!!! Maybe call when you get there but I tried that last yr on one day and NO WAY!! The cm about laughed at me when I asked to change an ADR. The free dining has the TS places booked solid..and I do not think double booking is the problem...EVERYONE wants a TS. Only a few tables on a certain night at a dinner time...its all supply and demand

    I did hear that they opened up some times in August for the free dining so maybe they will do the same for your dates later on!!

    good luck!!

    its wonderful and a perfect, magical time to go :)
  18. christygobar

    christygobar DIS Veteran

    Jun 27, 2005
    I made a ressie for Citricos yesterday and I needed one between 8:00 and 8:30, but I found that several restaurants I wanted ahead of this one (like Cali Grill!) had 5:30ish ressies....and I couldn't do it because of a tour I have booked! This was for the 30th.

    So they are out there - just broaden your horizons and see if there are some resort restaurants that have open times :) I wouldn't worry about the crowds - Free dining is pulling in everyone to table service restaurants (moreso than usual)

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