Do you think that dining times open up slowly?


#1

Here is my thought… I am trying to get Le Cellier for early March. I have looked at lunch or dinner for 2 different days during my trip- for 7 people. I I have been looking at these times for dining multiple times per day for the past 2 weeks- with zero availability.Zero, every single time…

tonight, I decided that since I was sitting here watching football… I would just check, and… surprise- there are 2 or 3 times for each of the meals that I checked…(3 possible meals-2 different days)

I am going during free dining, and I wonder if that promotion is over… have they released more dining times, or did I just happen to catch a time when about 9 people happened to cancel their dining?

Just so you know, I have booked my dining before the whole leave a cc number thing started, and there was nothing- for weeks… suddenly tonight- the world opened up! What happened? Other- than I got very lucky…


#2

I tried 4 different days for the last week of March for Lunch for 5. Nothing…Nada. Then I tried same days, same times but changed it to a party of 4 and it was open everytime. So I gave up :closedeye


#3

Keep trying- I have tried many times per day-while the kids are not home- for 7… and suddenly last night there were about 9-10 openings…
This has been going on for about 3 and 1/2 weeks until last night… Yeah for persistence!


#4

It could be that they release so many tables at a time. It’s either that or people are cancelling. With their new ADR policy (getting charged for no-shows), I think you are going to see it’s not as hard to get some of those tough ADRs. I wonder how hard getting CRT is now? :pirate:


#5

I had no trouble. Not the exact time that I wanted, but very close… Na dI am pretty picky. That was a few weeks ago.


#6

I’ve played the larger party game more than a few times.
It was taught to me by a few CMs at WDW DINE.
I think it stinks that I can get a reservation for 4 or 5 people, but can’t get one for two.
Then again, when we show up, we explain it away as the rest of the party had a change of plans.
And there has never been an issue when we’ve done it.


#7

I wonder if that will work in reverse… There are seven of us going in a little under 4 weeks and wondered, if we were lucky enough to get a ressie for 4, could we show up with 7 and it work out the same way… Hmmmm.


#8

good luck with that… 6 might go into 7…


#9

Yeah, that is what I was thinking… I wish. We have everything we wanted but the two big ones are impossible to this point, CRT and CM. I had CM but for 7:10 in the morning. Yeah, that one got canceled. I am sure if I keep on it, I can probably get one of them, but wondered if that strategy had any hope.


#10

Do not give up… It may just work!


#11

Try making 2 reservations, one for 3 and one for 4. I did this twice and we were able to set at the same table both times.


#12

Only if you play dumb and go to the wall insisting that the reservation you made was for 7 people.