Leading Reservations for dining?

Should the leading reservation be in my husband’s name? Or can I do it in mine?
At the moment, I am the only one listed on the hotel reservations. Just seemed simpler that way. Once it gets closer and our plans becomes more finalized, I’ll add the family.

I just realized that my 10 day Disney trip starts in about 192 days. And, the dining calendar is colored differently up to 180 days away. So that makes me think they might be changing the 60 day ADR window, so I should get the leading reservation in place sooner rather than later. Particularly since we’ll probably be doing a split stay and also I’d rather do the character dining in the beginning so that we won’t skip meeting a character while walking around, thinking that they’ll be at a meal, and then they aren’t.

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Can you elaborate on this?

And to answer your question, I am doing it the same way as you. For now my mom is not on any of our real reservations (split stay), and she is the only person on the leading reservation.
That way, if I need to call in about anything the CM won’t see the overlapping reservations and hassle me.

Well, I went to get a screenshot, and it has changed. It was on the availability calendar the dates were blue into January. But not now.

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I saw other reports about this happening today.

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Do leading reservations work at Disneyland too?

Probably, but they were never needed before Covid so no experience there. Right now DL cannot even release at 60 days out consistently, so not sure it would help at all.

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1st time I’ve ever even heard of this but I’ve been stressed about ADR for my trip so I jumped on it.

My trip is 10/23 - 10/30

Booked leading reservation for 10/13-10-30. That calendar made it a lot more understandable. So you can only book 1 day of ADR at a time (60+10) through the whole week.

I am traveling with a group of 8, is it still recommended that we book 4+4 or try to get all 8?

If you are booking each ADR at 60+10, you should be pretty successful getting ADRs for all 8 together where offered. Some places do not take ADRs for groups larger than 6, so in those cases you will need to book 2 ADRs, on separate MDE accounts that are both included as guests on the leading reservation.

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Do you know which restaurants don’t take larger than 6? Or a website that would list it? I was unsuccessful googling that.

For my recent trip I was not able to book 8 for Rose & Crown and Yak & Yeti. When we arrived though, they put us all at one table.

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I did a quick and dirty check for those restaurants that were taking reservations back in March. The results are here:

You should be able to check all of them on the day you make your first ADR(s).

This was our experience as well. We were always able to be seated together, although there was occasionally a short delay.

For our largest group seating (10 at Narcoossee’s), we arrived about 15 min early to give them advance notice we wanted to be seated together. I think our ADRs were 7pm and 7:20pm and they seated us around 7:35pm. (I originally had split ADRs for 4 and 5 at the same time using a leading reservation, but then a few days later needed to add a person.:roll_eyes:)



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Slight tangent here, if it’s ok.
Has anyone booked a VIP tour with an onsite reservation and then cancelled the onsite hotel stay?
I have an onsite leading reservation for ADRs but will be staying off site so I’ll eventually cancel the onsite reservation. We are considering a VIP tour and I was told booking is 60 days for the check in date for onsite reservation or 60 days from the tour date if staying offsite.