I usually have several pages/tabs open for the restaurant. Each tab ends up being for the different instances I want to go to the restaurant (because once you make the reservation, getting back to the thing takes forever). This leads to multiple windows and tab groups.
I also have my MDE app up on my phone, but that’s a last resort.
At 5:45am, I usually start refreshing to see if it opens. If it does, the game begins…
I start looking for times that I want starting at the general meal (breakfast/dinner). If nothing shows up, I go straight to the first hour I’d be ok with (ex: 10:00am) and should that not have anything, I go to the next or previous half-hour increment (09:30 or 10:30). And keep hopping on the half hours in increments.
If you get the message of something like “there’s nothing between the hours of 10am - 2PM”, IGNORE IT and keep hitting the half hour incriments.
Then, while it’s doing its loading thing, grab the phone and pull up the restaurant there and see if that’s got anything following the same method.
And this is happening for all my desired restaurants at the same time.
Once I get a hit, I stop the action on the other restaurants and finish the reservation (and this is important that you stop action on the other restaurants). Otherwise the system WILL get confused and book a different restaurant at the same time (it’s happened to me several times).
Once you have your reservation, close the tab and keep going on the other tabs. Repeating the process.
Oh and like it’s already been said, the farther into your stay one should be a tad easier to go after, so if it’s a super high priority (like space 220), book that toward the end of your stay and work backwards. This way once you have the initial ones, you can keep trying for earlier times.
It was the same during FPP days.