I'm truly baffled by this. We aren't planning to go until early next year, but I've already been doing a lot of research. I'm genuinely concerned that we may not be able to reserve a room. When I go to the official site and go to "Reservations" I see "Reserve By Phone" or "Reserve Online". So far, so good. Reservations are allowed up to six months in advance, so I have been keeping an eye on when the new days pop up as available to reserve.
When I go to "Reserve By Phone" I can see the calendar and what days still have rooms available. The newest day to show up (as of now) is August 19. Every day in August is RED, meaning no rooms available, except for the 19th which was Blue, meaning rooms ARE available. But the 19th didn't appear with a blue symbol until it was the middle of the night in Tokyo, so I would have to wait until 9 AM their time to call. So I checked "Reserve Online" and the 19th wasn't even highlighted yet as an option. I figured all of these options would become available at 9 AM Tokyo time: that's when I can call OR reserve online. Makes sense, right?
So 9 AM Tokyo time rolls around, it was maybe a few minutes after, and I took a look. Now the 19th is RED (no available rooms) on the "Reserve by Phone" calendar, and when I tried to reserve online it said, "Fully Booked". How is this possible? At the current time I have no confidence I'll be able to get a room there next year. The other hotels don't have this problem, availability is easier to get at the Ambassador and Tokyo Disneyland Hotel. Any advice?? Anyone with experience and success booking there?