Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Feb 23, 2009
    Tammy from TN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Please try to answer this one quickly. Today was the 1st day I could call for ADR and I couldn't get through. I tried several times and even stayed on hold for over 30 minutes once. Any suggestions?

    Hi Tammy,

    Sorry to hear about your phone difficulties, that is frustrating. If you are just reaching your ninety day mark, that means you will be traveling during the busy summer months. The crowds do increase drastically during this time period and therefore the amount of people calling to make dining reservtions also increase. Remember Disney World is in the eastern time zone and their phones open at 7am. You may want to try calling a few minutes before they open as often you can be put on hold and your call will be answered once the phone lines open. You may also want to try calling during the late afternoon or late evening hours when most families are coming home from school and work, having dinner or putting kids to bed. Hopefully this will mean less callers and a better chance of getting thru. Unfortunately, other than trying very early or at off times, there is no other secret other than patience. You just may need to wait it out. I often call from my cell and landline at the same time to see which I can get a response on first. I figure two lines waiting is better than one. Be persistent though as it will pay off during your trip when you are ready to eat as many restaraunts will most likely be booked during the summer months if you do not have a reservation.

    Good luck!
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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

I'm Margaret, a busy wife, mom to 3 sons, & full time paralegal. I've been visiting Disney World for twenty years & still can't wait for my next visit.  I hope that I can help other families experience the magic that our family finds in every trip. Learn More About Margaret

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