Well, today was my 90 days out and I had a very positive experience.
I got through in like 2 mins. My CM was very friendly and humorous. He told me to keep my hands from the middle of the table at Tepan Edo, and when I told him O’Hana he said, “So you wanna O’Hana.”
I got everything I wanted at the times I wanted except for one. So here they are (if you are interested).
9/8 - Trail’s End at 5:55 p.m.
9/9 - Mama Melrose’s at 6:05 p.m.
9/10 - we will be at AK and are doing 2 CS’s (picnic in the park and Yak and Yeti)
9/11 - Garden Grill at 5:45
9/12 - Tepan Edo at 12:30 and Cape May at 7:05
9/13 - O’Hana at 8:50 p.m. I really need to change this one, it was the only time they had. I am going to keep calling and see if we can get it a little earlier.
9/14 - Rose and Crown at 6:00
So I am pretty happy overall. We really wanted to be seated at O’Hana somewhere between 7:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to view Wishes from the windows.
I will be calling regularly to see if someone cancels and if I can get in there a little earlier.
I was really worried when I called because I had heard about several others having a difficult time. It turned out to be a very pleasant experience. Actually I called a first time, got through right away, then something weird happened and a recorded voice was talking over both myself and the CM, then we got disconnected. I was frustrated because we were half-way through the process, but I had not gotten confirmation numbers yet.
I hung up and quickly called back figuring I would have to wait a really long time figuring I could not get lucky twice. The second time I held for less than 2 mins. and everything worked out. They were able to pick up right where we left off.
All of this was at 10:45 in the morning.
So calling Disney Dining does not have to be a negative experience.