I’m pretty new to the forum here, but a longtime WDW fanatic and a huge fan of TP. I’m working on the details for an upcoming trip in January and was hoping to get some crowdsourced help on ADR Snagging Strategy.
I know that some restaurants are in higher demand than others, and thus it would probably behoove a person to try and get those reservations the second that the ADR window opens.
On the other hand, there’s also the possibility for some gamesmanship with the 60 day + length of stay window. A moderately popular restaurant might lose availability for Day 60+2, while a very popular restaurant might lose availability for 60+5.
Below are the list of reservations we (two young adults) are hoping to get and the days on which they would fall for our trip. The dates are given as “60 + X,” where X is the number of days past our arrival date (which would be marked as 60, but we’re not trying to get any ADRs on our arrival date). The list is in order of importance to us.
Be Our Guest OR Cinderella’s Royal Table - Lunch/Dinner (60+4)
Chefs de France - Lunch/Dinner (60+1)
Oga’s Cantina - evening (60+3)
Hollywood Brown Derby - Lunch/Dinner (60+3)
Yak and Yeti - Lunch/Dinner (60+5)
Kona Cafe - Breakfast (any day) (note: we’re staying at the Poly, so maybe we’d be able to get a walk-up table even if we can’t get an ADR)
Given these priorities, in what order would you recommend trying to get these ADRs? Thanks in advance, everyone!