well i hope this is why reservations are opening up for me and others. ;)
I really do think it's made a difference. I've had a much easier time getting rez times that I want lately.
I just found out reservations were open yesterday, and nothing was open the week of November 26th :( We will likely go for lunch if we can't make a reservation, but was looking forward to the full experience.
Related question for you guys: I've never been to WDW (DL regular). We had heard that the week after Thanksgiving was a good week to go, and happens to work for our honeymoon! Do you think these previews will affect attendance in any significant way? As I said, we heard the week after Thanksgiving was reasonable, crowd-wise, and we were looking forward to a relatively low-key week! Do any of you have experience with similar ride/attraction openings at WDW?
And...this is where a FP system can fail.......a new attraction booked for two months? That's just ridiculous, how about just letting half the room get filled with "phone" reservations and the other half's from people in the parks...its poplar enough to be filled either way but to me it just feels like a fail to not be able to eat at the new restaurant when you know it's going to be part of there advertising
This is why I'm relieved when I went to the Disneyworld website and tried to put in my dates it said:
You have chosen a date more than 180 days in advance of today's date. Please choose a date less than 180 days in advance and try again.
The question is how do I know when it is within 180 days lol.
I really hope you manage to get the dates that you are after :)
Which restaurant are you trying for? I still haven't made up my mind which I want yet lol
Try this site -
Priority Seating Calendar - Magical Travel
It has all the calculations you need - very cool!
I actually surprised myself when looking this up - I need to book in a couple days for my upcoming February '13 trip. So thank YOU!
Now...that said....we failed at getting Le Cellier several days (all we really wanted was soup but they wouldn't sell it to go either, lol).....failed at Rose & Crown and 1900 dinner too.
So...never say never! While I would still recommend making ADRs for anything that is a MUST for your group......and we normally do, but this trip was a seat-of-our-pants trip....we came to Florida for the Star Wars Convention and two YES classes and decided the rest of our Disney days would be unplanned. It was odd, but actually kinda nice because there are so many CS that we enjoy as well (especially in EPCOT) that we just went with the mindset that if we were turned away at one or two places we'd just do CS and by happy to eat!
Oh and before anyone accuses me of being a troll since this is my first post....see that I joined almost 2 years ago....I don't normally have anything of value to post so I don't....but since we're here and know first hand of the reservation availability and no one else has posted a response to that yet...well, I'm making my debut. Now back to lurking!
janis, I'd say you were extremely lucky with your dining choices. It's been my experience that reservations on most of the park dining locations do indeed fill totally up. If someone should find themself in the park and in need of dinner, go ahead and give your favorite restaurant a try. But people are much better off doing the Advance Dining Reservations (ADR).