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Episode 578 - Advanced Dining Reservations

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa , & Mike Scopa


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Running Time: 15:17
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Episode 578 - Advanced Dining Reservations
Authored by: chopsva on Monday, June 15 2009 @ 08:26 AM CDT
Very Interesting topic.
Len- Did you guys try a larger party (6-8). I ask b/c my wife and I are pretty good with knowing what we, ourselves can get x days out but when it came to attempting to get ADRs for a full family (7 people) we failed.
I do like the idea of knowing that if you are x days out what are reasonable expectations (we all know Le Cell' but not the Coral Reef)
Episode 578 - Advanced Dining Reservations
Authored by: karenM on Tuesday, June 16 2009 @ 07:00 PM CDT
I didn't know about the 90 days plus 10 thing that Matt mentioned for Disney resort guests making early ADRs. Does anyone know if Shades of Green would be considered a Disney resort for this purpose?
Episode 578 - Advanced Dining Reservations
Authored by: NahTahZu on Tuesday, June 16 2009 @ 09:26 PM CDT
Garden Grill went to dinner only late last year. That's why it is such a hot ticket now - characters, non-ethnic food, and limited availability. And by the way, the catfish is fantastic - but it always bugs my kids when we ride Living With The Land, and as we pass the catfish tanks, I say "Mmmmm.... them's good eatin'!"
I remember our first trip in 2003, when we called in a Garden Grill ADR at about 5:00 PM for a 7:00 PM dinner seating. By the time we were about done with dinner, we were literally the last table left in the place. Mickey played hide-and-seek with my 3-year-old son for about 10 minutes. Have to keep that memory alive, 'cause I don't think we'll have that opportunity again.
Episode 578 - Advanced Dining Reservations
Authored by: ddindy on Wednesday, June 17 2009 @ 06:35 AM CDT
Thanks for posting the ADR graph. Len is always throwing out numbers and mentioning spreadsheets, but he always keeps them to himself. Some times it just helps to see a picture.
ADR - rumor
Authored by: lorie_bird on Monday, June 22 2009 @ 12:09 PM CDT
I've heard a rumor that the new ADR system limits the number of discounted tables. Supposedly they only offer so many TiW tables, DVC or AP discounted tables, and so many free dining tables per each hour. Anyone have more info on this?

Coral Reef and CRT less than 60 days
Authored by: Twister on Tuesday, June 23 2009 @ 11:38 AM CDT
Hope is not lost if you keep trying. My wife surprised me with a trip in August with free dining (less than 60 days from now). We sat down last night to try out the new online dining reservation tool and were able to get the Coral Reef for lunch and Cindy's Royal Table for breakfast. Could be we just got lucky that someone cancelled but who knows?