ADR day approaches: have I got my priorities right?


#1

Good afternoon everyone

I have my ADR day coming up on the 3rd and that come around pretty fast (probably what happens when your 5 weeks away from a wedding and less than 2 weeks away from changing jobs!) so thought I should pick the collective forum brain regarding my plan of attack

We have a 14 night Honeymoon trip so I have taken into account some of the hard to get ADR’s towards the end of my trip can’t be booked on the 2nd.

Let me know:
-if I’m underestimating how hard anything is to get i.e. try for it sooner
-if you know when the Tiffins ROL package will open
-If I’ll have a problem getting that later dessert party so should book the earlier one with a view to cancelling if I then get the later one
-If the dessert party with table seating is a good idea (I have a back problem so would be more comfortable seated but concerned people might stand in front)
-anything else I need to consider

Thanks in advance B

Planned order to try and get things
05/05/19 Brunch California Grill 12
05/05/19 Dinner Ohana 6-6.30pm
09/05/19 Lunch Sci-Fi Dine in 12-12.30
03/05/19 Lunch BOG 12.30-12.45
04/05/19 Dinner ROL Dining Package Tiffins 6pm (does this open at 180?)
06/05/19 Dinner Bietgarten 6.30-7pm
08/05/19 Breakfast BOG PPO so 8am
08/05/19 HEA Dessert party (one option later one better) when does this open cancellation policy if I book then but cancel if I can get later one?
03/05/19 Dinner Chef Art’s Homecomin’ (DS) 6-7pm
10/05/19 Dinner Via Napoli 7pm
08/05/19 Dinner Cape may Café 7pm
12/05/19 HEA Dessert party or 08/05/19 (later one is better if I can get it)
13/05/19 Brunch Trattoria al forno 11.30am
13/05/19 Dinner Trails end 6-6.30pm
15/05/19 Dinner Boathouse 7pm
16/05/19 Breakfast BOG PPO 8am


#2

I would move your BOG breakfast to number 3 on your list. Also, your brunch at Trattoria needs to be at the top too.


#3

Thanks so my trip is from the 2nd May so on the 3rd November can I book things up to the 12th or the 13th of May? I thought Trattoria was outside my +10 window but perhaps not…


#4

Oh, I did not look at that. It can be very difficult to get.


#5

That’s ok, if I can book until the 13th I can do it in the original lot and can then place it at the almost top of the queue accordingly! So thanks for the heads up

Will I be able to book until the 13th or just the 12th?
Our first night is the 2nd May
B :slight_smile:


#6

I believe it may only be through the 11th? I know it is referred to as 180 + 10 but why am I thinking it is only for the first 10 days? You seem to have some very easy ADRs in the first 10 days and some harder one at the end ?


#7

Ok so that would mean the below

Do you think any of my choices will be particularly problematic then? I could try and move some to earlier in the trip if really necessary.

Thanks

So I can do these ones on the 3rd
05/05/19 Dinner Ohana 6-6.30pm
09/05/19 Lunch Sci-Fi Dine in 12-12.30
03/05/19 Lunch BOG 12.30-12.45
04/05/19 Dinner ROL Dining Package Tiffins 6pm (does this open at 180?)
06/05/19 Dinner Bietgarten 6.30-7pm
08/05/19 Breakfast BOG PPO so 8am
08/05/19 HEA Dessert party (one option later one better) when does this open cancellation policy if I book then but cancel if I can get later one?
03/05/19 Dinner Chef Art’s Homecomin’ (DS) 6-7pm
10/05/19 Dinner Via Napoli 7pm
08/05/19 Dinner Cape may Café 7pm

4th
12/05/19 HEA Dessert party or 08/05/19 (later one is better if I can get it)
5th
13/05/19 Brunch Trattoria al forno 11.30am
13/05/19 Dinner Trails end 6-6.30pm
7th
15/05/19 Dinner Boathouse 7pm
8th
16/05/19 Breakfast BOG PPO 8am


#8

Also keep in mind that a lot of Disney Springs restaurants can be booked through Open Table (maybe not at 180 days). So if you have trouble getting Boathouse or Homecomin’ through WDW, try Opentable


#9

I am hoping someone else will jump in here but I believe that your 11plus ADRs will need to be booked one day at a time at day 180? Is that what you are planning?


#10

Yes that’s what my understanding was


#11

It is actually 180+10 so you can do the first 11 days at 180 from check in, then at 179 the 12th day, 178 the 13th etc.


#12

Thanks
So the below is correct? And if so is this going to mean I have an issue getting any of my choices for my dates?

So I can do these ones on the 3rd
05/05/19 Dinner Ohana 6-6.30pm
09/05/19 Lunch Sci-Fi Dine in 12-12.30
03/05/19 Lunch BOG 12.30-12.45
04/05/19 Dinner ROL Dining Package Tiffins 6pm (does this open at 180?)
06/05/19 Dinner Bietgarten 6.30-7pm
08/05/19 Breakfast BOG PPO so 8am
08/05/19 HEA Dessert party (one option later one better) when does this open cancellation policy if I book then but cancel if I can get later one?
03/05/19 Dinner Chef Art’s Homecomin’ (DS) 6-7pm
10/05/19 Dinner Via Napoli 7pm
08/05/19 Dinner Cape may Café 7pm

4th
12/05/19 HEA Dessert party or 08/05/19 (later one is better if I can get it)
5th
13/05/19 Brunch Trattoria al forno 11.30am
13/05/19 Dinner Trails end 6-6.30pm
7th
15/05/19 Dinner Boathouse 7pm
8th
16/05/19 Breakfast BOG PPO 8am

And


#13

I think 12th falls into 180+10 doesn’t it? 180 is 2nd when you check in, then the 10 are 3rd-12th. Everything else moves up accordingly.


#14

It is a rolling 10 day window?


#15

Yes.


#16

Then there should be no concern about the ADRs in any order other than the first few days?


#17

I know you usually book long trips. Mousesavers says it is a total of 10 days or really 180 plus 9? I would believe you. It could not be different for US bookings- right?


#18

I was expecting just the first 10 days including arrival day, but was able to book arrival day and the next 10. I can’t see why it would be different for US reservations, but I suppose you never know?

Yes the last few days should be no problem at all to get.


#19

I did find some reports from 2015 that reported up to 14 days. I also found multiple reports of a total of 10 days. Typical Disney…


#20

Thanks @missoverexcited I am UK based as well so will be the same as it was for you I would expect.
Thanks for checking the reports @PrincipalTinker fingers crossed for 14 then lol

So now it’s as below, I’ve moved up BOG as suggested but the rest is as was

So I should not have an issue with getting Trattoria or the other later ones at 180 days without the benefit of the +10 part as they fall later in my trip?

So I can do these ones on the 3rd
05/05/19 Dinner Ohana 6-6.30pm
09/05/19 Lunch Sci-Fi Dine in 12-12.30
08/05/19 Breakfast BOG PPO so 8am
03/05/19 Lunch BOG 12.30-12.45
04/05/19 Dinner ROL Dining Package Tiffins 6pm (does this open at 180?)
06/05/19 Dinner Bietgarten 6.30-7pm
08/05/19 HEA Dessert party (one option later one better) when does this open cancellation policy if I book then but cancel if I can get later one?
03/05/19 Dinner Chef Art’s Homecomin’ (DS) 6-7pm
10/05/19 Dinner Via Napoli 7pm
08/05/19 Dinner Cape may Café 7pm
12/05/19 HEA Dessert party or 08/05/19 (later one is better if I can get it)
4th
13/05/19 Brunch Trattoria al forno 11.30am
13/05/19 Dinner Trails end 6-6.30pm
6th
15/05/19 Dinner Boathouse 7pm
7th
16/05/19 Breakfast BOG PPO 8am