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#1 User is offline   chopsva 

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 08:51 PM

Quick info: 7 people (6 ad, 1 ch) June 21-27
Sister has attempted ADRs -> NADA for dinner at basically anyplace we asked! :)
Does anybody have the magic word(s) or are we just stuck? I'm pretty shocked that at 89 days out (monday) there's nothing!
Should we say we are 8 people, make ADRs for groups of 4/3, 2/2/3, 1/1/1/1/1/2 and wave at each other across the place?

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 08:55 PM

Some tips....

Try different group sizes...if you asked for 7, try 10 or even 12.

Try different restaurants. Which restaurant did you try?

Keep trying back...cancellations are made all the time.

Also ask if 2 tables of 4 are available...not ideal but better than nothing.
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Posted 24 March 2009 - 09:33 PM

Matt has given you the best options. You may have selected some of the more popular choices like Le Cellier, try different places that may not be quite as poplular. take a quick look at allearsnet.com for the menus
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Posted 24 March 2009 - 09:57 PM

Are we still at 90 day ADRs? Or are we back to 180 yet?
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Posted 25 March 2009 - 08:47 AM

Still at the 90 +10 ADR's.

We've traveled with large groups and had a lot of luck with getting 2 tables. If you are willing to be split up, try it. Once you get to the restaurant, they are usually great about either getting you 1 table together or atleast 2 tables close to each other.

You also should be flexible with times. If you are trying for the most popular times, it will be harder. Try for the earliest times available or later if you are flexible. And silly as it sounds, if you ask for 5:30 there may be nothing available, try 5:35 and there is. (Most of the CM's will check that for you, but some won't unless you ask)

Try calling again and getting a different CM. Sometimes you can get a more helpful CM on the line to offer suggestions. Most CM's will try their hardest to get you something.
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Posted 25 March 2009 - 10:19 AM

I second the ideas to try other restaurants, get 2 tables and try to be flexible with dining times.

Some restaurants to try: Whispering Canyon Cafe, Tusker House, Trail's End, Turf Club, Restaurant Marrakesh, The Plaza. I'm sure others can suggest more locations.
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Posted 25 March 2009 - 10:57 AM

I've made reservations for basically 2 tables and when I've gotten the restaurant, been accommodated to fit into 1 table, albeit we had to wait an extra few minutes.
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Posted 25 March 2009 - 05:37 PM

Concur on all of the above... I too am interested what the restaurants are.

In the parks, we have had little trouble getting Crystal Palace, Biergarten, or Mama Melrose reservations.


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Posted 26 March 2009 - 04:45 AM

Another option (if you want to live life on the dangerous side <g>) is just doing a walk up at non peak times such as very early lunch, mid-afternoon or late evening. Granted, when we do it, it's only the 2 of us but very frequently we're able to dine most anywhere with little to no wait. This option might be less "doable" for a larger group.
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 07:57 AM

We were at Epcot ( my 2 kids and I) this past Saturday and the park was packed, I wanted to try and get ressies for La Cellier for lunch last minute while I was in the park, called the dining line around 11:30am and they told me that there wasn't anything available, I decided to just walk to La Cellier and we were seated in 5 min.
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