ADR- If you’re in Telecom like me, this means Alternate Destination Routing, but for this blog ADR=Advanced Dining Reservations. If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort you can make dining reservations up to 180 days in advance. I myself thought this was silly. I did not like the idea of committing to be at a certain place, and a certain time for a meal. However, this year I have a reminder on my calendar to call at the 180 day mark for reservations at Le Cellier in Epcot. This restaurant is next to impossible to get in to. Mr T. and I dine on demand. We walk up to any restaurant and typically we can be seated within a short time. It works well because there are only 2 of us, and we try to go at off-times; late lunch or early dinner. BUT, not at Le Cellier. This restaurant is booked months in advance and there is ZERO chance of a walk-in.
Also, any of the Princess’s dining events will require ADR. Every parent wants to take their daughter to one of these meals and unless you want your own little princess to be deeply disappointed that she could not have lunch with Cinderella, then I strongly encourage you to circle the 180 date on your calendar in a RED marker.
Disney has done a wonderful thing now by requiring a credit card guarantee with your reservation. If you don’t show-up, you’ll be charged $10. This is to prevent guests from racking up a laundry list of reservations and then deciding at the last-minute which one they will attend.
If you are math challenged like I am, there is a nifty counter at http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/dining/pscalc/dispscalc.html, which will help you to determine which dates to circle in red.
Reservations can be made by calling 407-WDW-DINE.