Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Apr 22, 2011
    Joann from CT Asked

    I will be making ADRs next month for my trip in November. If I can't get a reservation for a restaurant I want, can I be put on a waiting list to be notified if an opening comes up due to a cancelation? thank you

    Hi JoAnn!
    Unfortunately, there are no waiting lists for Advance Dining Reservations. What I recommend to increase your chances of getting the reservations you want is to begin dialing the resrvation number no later than 6:55AM on the first day you are eligible. If you get a bust signal, hang up and redial immediately, and keep plugging until you get through. Once you reach a live person, make sure you have all of your choices listed with two alternative dates/times for each desired reservation. For example, you may want to dine at Cinderella's Royal Table on Tuesday AM at 8 and they will be sold out, but you could get in on Wednesday at 7:50 if you ask...that type of thing.
    Additionally, if you miss out on some of your preferred reservations, KEEP CALLING even after the 180 day window as people cancel reservations all the time.
    I think with a little perseverance (and some pixie dust), you should be able to get most, if not all, of your desired reservations.
    I wish you a Magical trip this fall!! :)
    Chris
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