Here and there I’ve seen references to how to get ADR’s. I am talking about how to get past Disney IT stupidity, not getting one that is fully booked quickly. Someone will say “Why don’t see any ADR’s for ABC place on XYZ dates?” Then someone will respond with something like “Use the phone app and stand on one leg.” Then there will be a response like, “That worked, Thanks!”
My ADR day is in a mere two-weeks. I thought that there might be a stickie with those hints, but there wasn’t. I must not be searching using the right terms because I can’t find anything.
So, wise ones? What are the hints to get an ADR to show up? Topolino’s is on my must-do list, so I don’t want delays because I use the wrong technique.
Start trying at least 15 minutes before 6am.
Log on and off MDE a few times before 6am,
Use multiple access methods including.
- Webbrower on computer
- Incognito on computer
- App on phone
- Webbrower on phone
If you get an error message and the reservation doesn’t complete, try changing your default credit card, making one reservation and then reinstating your default card. An online CM suggested it. I was skeptical but it worked.
Try different # of people. Particularly try even numbers and 4, if less than 4.
Both tilt and turn your head to the left, if that doesn’t work also stand on one leg.
(Added from another thread) Just try all the ways. Search by restaurant, search by time in all restaurant listing, use browser, use app, go incognito, stand on your head, tilt and turn your head, etc etc.
Sorry for the last minute addition. I want to say this ^^^^^^^^ is the way!!
I had zero problems by doing this. And I have had some ADR problems. Before the booking window opened, I did this for each restaurant in a different tab. Once the window opens you refresh the page and then pick your day on the calendar. There are two ways to check the date -1) select your date in that little corner calendar as pictured above, or 2) click first on the “check availability” button and a calendar pops up. #1 worked best for me, but if your window is not open one way, try the other way and you should have better luck.
And finally, never, ever use Chrome. Anything but Chrome.
I’ve also resorted to clearing my browser’s cache and cookies in addition to all the other suggestions people have mentioned.