Yikes!


#1

I am trying to make some dining reservations for a friend of mine at work for August 19-24. I was able to get her CRT for breakfast, Chef Mickey’s for a really early breakfast and Crystal Palace for lunch. Otherwise there is nothing!! Kinda scary!!:laugh:


#2

Wow! I’m glad I grabbed the 2 I wanted when I did. We are going August 15-20, and luckily, I didn’t have any trouble getting either Akershus for a 10:30 breakfast seating and Whispering Canyon for dinner. I hope something will open up for your friend!


#3

Free dining will do that. Usually the parks aren’t too full, just the restaurants.


#4

Makes me thankful for booking my ressies at 180 days!!! We will be there the same time as her, but I have all 13 days booked!! This was a last minute trip for her and she was shocked to discover that she had to make dining reservations!! Hope some things will open up!!:laugh:


#5

I know where you’re coming from. I’m helping a friend/coworker plan a possible summer trip. It’s their second time as a family, their last trip was maybe 6 years ago. I suggested the counter service plan because of their late scheduling (July trip). I doubt they would get many of the ADRs they would want at the times that would want. I also think it may be less stressful for them if they aren’t running around trying to make ADRs as rookies.


#6

thats why I made my Aug reservations in Feb


#7

Good luck to your friend! We didn’t really think we would be going back to WDW this year so I was inside our 180 days :confused: luckily I was able to get most of what I wanted ~ just need to be REALLY flexible!


#8

Might force you into some new places. I liked the Turf Club and Olivia’s, two places I was forced into…


#9

One funny thing last year… You couldn’t get a reservation but when we actually went to the restaurants it seemed like they were only using half of them…LOL… Both my mom and I commented last year while sitting and looking around that it seemed like half the seating areas were closed!! We went at all different times from 5 to 7:30 and the only one with all the tables full was Rose & Crown (that was our 7:30 seating for the fireworks)… Made me wonder if they offered free dining then cut down on the available ressie’s to make up for some of the loss…


#10

I too have had to rework my ADR’s my brother and sis-in-law want to come the first three days we are there. And want to eat with us. Well I made all mine at the 180 day mark so trying to get them with us as been very hard. I try everyday and if one opens up I take it and keep trying to get a better time.


#11

I would think its all the folks (like us) who have been waiting on the free dining release. Luckily I made mine as soon as possible to ensure we got the ressies we needed.


#12

That’s kinda awsome…for you and me. I’ll be there during that time frame and maybe the crowds won’t be.:laugh: