We go to Disney every year. Planned a mid-December trip. I am having trouble getting ADR for places I have never had problems getting before. Could it be because we are a family of 5 now instead of 4? Any tips?
Try looking for a 6 person reservation. For whatever reason 6 is easier than 5 to find. You’ll be fine showing up with 5. Be sure to use the reservation finder for any hard to get.
Thanks. I’ll try that.
If you haven’t been in Dec before, CP dining packages may be the issue. They can charge more for a CP package, so I’m assuming that they are reducing the number of “regular” ADRs to make way for more CPs (although there has to be a limit based on theater size). However, there are fewer 6-tops than 4-tops, so that may also be an issue. I’m guessing that BG may be easier to get based on the seating arrangements, but that is just a guess…
We are looking for Tusker House. Never had any problems with 4 any other trip. The ROL Dining packages have not opened up yet and I am hoping maybe I can get an ADR then. Is there a way to know when the ROL dining packages will open?
We are going Mid Dec as well and are also having a hard time with ADRs. I think for us it is a combination of Free Dining, Reservations beings held back for CP,ROL, etc packages and a larger party size. I’m giving up on BOG dinner at this point and just hoping I can get Tiffins ROL when it opens!
What days are you going? We are 15-20. Goodluck!
We are a family of 4 and are also having difficulties. I agree with LetItGo that is most likely due to the free dining. A lot of my table service meals ADR I have made have been for lunches. I am trying to use res finder for lunch at BoG and Dinner at Sci-fi. Once I have those I plan on working on the RoL package (hopefully I will have both before then). We are going Dec 9-15. Good Luck
Dining packages for shows seem to open a few weeks after the 180 day deadline. For us, it was about 6 weeks. I just made it a habit to check my laptop each morning at breakfast.
Same here - we are going the week before Thanksgiving and I was surprised to find no availability for any of the spots we were hoping to reserve. I tried booking around the 180 mark and have continued to check but nothing is coming up even for restaurants that aren’t the most popular.
I used the TP reservation finder and was pinged one morning around 4am but it was gone by the time I woke up and tried to reserve.
Dining packages open up about 80-90 days out once they know the schedule of the shows/parks. Also, dining packages are different links from the normal ADRs (just in case you are trying to find that on the regular ADR link)