Is this an actual APP or do I just view it through the TP site? I have the TP APP on my phone, but is there something separate I go to view all of my searches on my phone? Thanks!
The Reservation Finder is not yet included in the WDW Lines app.
You can use the Reservation Finder through the browser on your phone. The same web page has a mobile friendly layout.
Thank you for such a great feature! I was able to get 1900 Park Fare, CP, Disney Jr, and Minnie’s Holiday Dinner for Thanksgiving week! Great job!
A possible work around for those of us with non-US cell numbers…
Most cellular providers offer e-mail to SMS. Ask your provider if they do and what the e-mail address is. Mine is XXXXXXXXXX@msg.telus.com Enter that as the e-mail address in your reservation request and the text (SMS) will go to your phone. From there you can click the link and make your reservation.
Just wanted to provide an update on my Reservation Finder usage.
ResFind found me a BoG reservation for 6 at 9:20 AM and I was able to snag it in time. So right now, I have a previously booked 8:50 reservation and a 9:20 reservation. I’m going to keep both until Disney updates the schedule for MK for that day to show 8 AM open. When it updates, I’ll cancel the 8:50.
What a great addition to the Touring Lines family! Thank you for this!
@Len, correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought some of the other sites were polling wdw’s system so often that they contributed significantly to the notoriously dreadful response times of wdw’s site, and that TP does the tortoise thing by polling consistently at reasonable manageable intervals, and that this was another possible reason for the C&D? Is it me, or has wdw’s site been a little more responsive in recent months?
Kudos again for an outstanding feature.
Thank you. Last month got a BOG dinner, I did however miss a few alerts (my fault). Set up a new one for BOG lunch in January. Alerted within 2 hours and I got it ! TP you are great and practice makes perfect on my end.
Let’s not assume we’re polling Disney’s site.
You would be mildly impressed with the way we optimized searches so they could be done by people.
These notification services use the Disney API, not scraping. That means a very, very small amount of data and stress on the Disney servers. We’re talking a fraction of a single, normal page load (that thousands of people make all the time on the Disney Dining site). Instability of the Disney site and servers is on Disney, not API calls.
You would have to make tens of thousands of requests per minute to even make a dent compared to their normal (client facing) traffic if you’re using the API.
I believe that, and imagine how it could be done, especially if multiple users are searching for the same time/location.
This has maybe already been asked somewhere in this thread, but can this reservation finder be used to find reservations for candlelight processional dining packages?
I have not seen it as an option. I think it was asked somewhere and staff responded that you could not search for CP packages right now, but planned on adding it in the future.
Just got BOG for 5 the week of Christmas - thank you TP!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH! I finally got my LTT ADR thanks to your notification!
got plaza for the 22nd within 5 minutes of request. Thanks!
Just got a Tusker House for 8:30am on Feb. 5, was looking for an 8:00 but I took this one and will keep trying for the 8:00. Thanks!
Thanks everyone for giving the WDW Reservation Finder a try. Plans are to keep it in beta mode until we can make some tweaks to improve the user’s experience.
One thing we would like to add sooner than later is a Q & A. For people that have used the Reservation Finder, please submit questions you think would be helpful in a Q & A section. If you discovered the answer, feel free to include the answer as well.
Thank you for this tool! I hope these questions are ok:
What is the most requested searches? Is there an average number of people that are waiting for the same search? For example: are there always three people waiting for every BOG alert?
Is there a window of time for a reservation that it usually becomes more active? For example: are there more CRT ADRs available within a week of the reservation?
If you immediately click on the link in the email or text and you get that “oh no,msomething went wrong” message. Does it ever help to refresh or is it a lost cause?
Not sure if I’m doing this right. Q: if I select “dinner” instead of a specific time, will I receive alerts for all dinner time openings found for my requested restaurants or will I only receive an alert for the first opening found?