Was just curiously browsing the newly released “Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise” and realized finally that I guess these are only on Wednesdays and Saturdays. If you select any other day you get a blank timeslot.
This trip has been extraordinarily difficult to get any reservations and I blame a lot of that on the current state of the system. People book things they don’t plan to keep, you can’t search for more than a day at a time and anything that opens up gets instantly gobbled up by others using software to make reservations and alerts.
I think this is a bad sign for how lightning lanes will work too with too much demand and insufficient supply driving people to grab spots instantly whether they really want it or no just because if you wait it will be gone and (FOMO) fear of missing out driving up demand artificially.
The system should know your dates of travel ahead of time and whether you will or not have access to each park as well. For example, Why would I book a restaurant in MK when I have no park reservation or hopper for that date. It also makes me think that Disney may actually be profiting from people missing reservations and losing deposits (I’m guessing they fill the seats with walk-ins anyways so no lost sales).
Sorry for the long rant but this experience is making me want to plan to eat off site next trip aside from character meals.