This may be a long shot but I wanted to get a reservation for Storybook Dining for our first day after we get there. So far there is nothing open. Should I keep trying or wait until closer to our March trip - hoping there will be a cancellation at some point. I know it’s hard to get because they only do dinner.
Wanting a reservation for March 1.
I didn’t get that ADR in a decent time slot when my window opened so I just kept trying. My method is to go on MDE whenever I think about it (about 4 - 5 x per day) just to check. It gets tedious but really only takes you about 10 seconds. I got exactly what I wanted within a few weeks. I’ve managed to get pretty much all the ADRs I’ve wanted that way over 3 trips from the past few years (and all of the FP except for one). The only thing I didn’t get from last trip was to put my 3 sci fi diner res onto one res and move it a little earlier, but they ended up seating us all together anyway. So, persistence pays off. Also you can do a TP res finder. But when I got that it only worked once out of a few times I got one b/c I wasn’t fast enough.
I used the TP reservation finder and was alerted to multiple slots that worked for our group. It will pop up eventually! Good luck.
Be patient and use the TP reservation finder. I initially got several notices for ones 8pm or later for two of our dates (early January 2020). I got one for 4:35 after a couple weeks around the 60 day mark. I recently decided to modify it to a different date. I moved it to 4:20 pm. The last one I changed I received a text at 12:30 a.m. and happened to still be awake. No way it would have been around in the morning. Only thing I find with this restaurant is that you need to login and scoop it up ASAP. It will be gone within 10 minutes of the text or email from TP.
The TP Res Finder is awesome. Use it and be patient! I’d be shocked if something didn’t pop up eventually.
I agree with checking yourself. I do this in combination with the res finder. I find my success rate is about half on my own, and half with res finder alerts. I started looking for Storybook Dining about 3 weeks before my trip and found 2 separate options on my own. The first was at 8:55, much later than I wanted, and a few days later I got 5:40, which is a pretty good time for us.
Considering I was looking at Dec 20, when the whole resort will be pretty busy, if I found options then I bet you will too!
I used a combination of mouse dining.com and touring plans reservation finder to get everything I wanted, including storybook. Most came a couple of days before I wanted the reservation.
Reservation finder has always come through for me. But you have to snag it quick when you get the notice! Good luck!
We just got home & saw same day or next day availability almost every day (for our party of 7).