My booking window opens Tuesday morning for my November 5th-12th trip. I do not have a leading reservation, though I’ve been trying for the last few weeks to snag one, but EVERYTHING is booked up. I’m nervous I won’t be able to get my top priority of Rose & Crown fireworks and Ogas. What are my chances for Rose & Crown, and what should I pivot to if missed?
I think I have my booking priority correct as follows:
Rose & Crown Harmonious dining package on Nov 10th (60+5) (backup to Nov 7th)
Ogas on either Nov 8th or 9th (60+3/4)
Topolino’s breakfast Nov 10th (60+5)
SciFi Dine in Nov 8th (60+3)
Teppan Edo Nov 7th (60+2)
Yak & Yeti Nov 6th (60+1)
Skipper Canteen Nov 11th (60+6)
Mama Melrose Nov 9th (60+4)
I think I have the process down to be up and ready to book at 4:45 central/5:45 eastern and go for the hardest reservations first. My credit card is already saved in MDE, and I’ve got the number memorized as well. It doesn’t seem like there’s a way to add your desired restaurants into a list the way you would your G+ tip board, so is it best to pre-load the desired restaurants and at the time switch to each tab and book?
One thing I enjoyed doing in the days leading up to my 60+10 was stalking each morning–seeing what was left and what was gone. It gave me a good handle on what to go for. If you enjoy that type of thing, it might be something that will help solidify your list.
Sounds like you’ll be there at a busy time. you get the ones you want!! Please do update and let me know how it goes.
I think this order is probably better. I MIGHT flip Oga’s and Teppan Edo. Though to be fair, I had no interest in either, so I’m not positive about how quickly they go.
The R&C package has not been opening up at 60 (and definitely not 60+) so I’d be surprised if that is even showing.
One thing to know with Y&Y is if you don’t get it through Disney, from what I’ve seen online you could always get a Landry’s Card (I think it’s like $25 but you get a credit in that amount) and call them to make a reservation. I’ve seen conflicting info as to if the “front of the line when you flash the card” works at Y&Y since reopening.)
I haven’ seen any pattern to it. I looked occasionally when I checked out other ADR possibilities and either missed it or it never dropped while I was there, but because it’s not a great view it was not a priority for me, so I can’t say it never dropped.
I opted to do my own thing. I was able to be in the area at the base of World Showcase Lagoon between the two gift shops. Unless there is some kind of party going on, it is open for anyone. And the big advantage is that area slopes downwards slightly, so even if you’re not at the rope directly in front of the stage (that is roped off) you can still have a good view.
Yes, it stormed the night I saw it and it was delayed, but even before everyone sought shelter it was not THAT overcrowded.
I’ve been doing a stalking project as I get near to my actual travel date. I would not worry about Oga’s. There are TO S available once you’re inside of 48hrs. Sure you’d like to have it and plan around it but you’ll be able to snag one.
That Topolino’s though - as mentioned I would snag that first. R&C also becomes more available the closer you get (though not a package)
Soooo I got everything except the fireworks dining! Super happy overall - thanks to everyone for the tips!
I added in Hacienda during Enchantment, but unsure if we’ll venture out to stand in the crowd to watch it or not - still holding out hope Rose and Crown will come through. I wound up with a boat load some places because I kept getting errors and retyping, not realizing they were booking I kept a few Ogas to try and figure best placement for a refreshing break.
Sunday 6 th Animal Kingdom
Yak & Yeti 330p
Monday 7th Epcot
Teppan Edo 1210p
Tuesday 8th Hollywood Studios
Wednesday 9th Hollywood Studios
Mama Melrose 630p
Thursday 10th Epcot
Garden Grill 6p (most likely to cancel)
La Hacienda 8:15p (waffling)