I am typically extremely rigorous in our WDW planning, and we have traditionally had little problem getting Dining Reservations or most fastpasses since we always show up 180 days/60 days in advance of our reservation. But 2 things were super-weird lately:
1. Our upcoming trip starts New Year's Eve. July 4 is 180 days shy of that, and our account reflected that. (For reference: http://www.easysurf.cc/ndate6.htm)
So imagine my surprise when I showed up on the morning of July 4 to make a dining reservation, and many New Year's Eve restaurants were already sold out. In fact, dates were already open, and I was able to book, through January 3. So I made some reservations, but I wasn't able to get what my family wanted for New Year's Eve.
Now I show up (early morning July 6), and I can only make reservations through January 2 -- which is more what I would have expected, but completely inconsistent with what I just saw. Especially since I have, in my account, a reservation for January 3 which in theory shouldn't have even been available yet.
Have people seen weird behavior of this sort before ?
And is it like Fastpass+ in that I should keep checking back for other reservations to open up -- even on a high-demand date like December 31 ?
2. About a week earlier, my daughter and I looked at "Choose Your Magic Bands", and all that was there was 8 solid-color bands. It SAID that there were supposed to be special other choices, but none were there.
On the morning of July 4th, there were 28 or 32 choices including lots of custom bands. But my entire family wasn't around so we didn't make any selections.
Now -- early morning July 6th -- everyone is around, but there are only 23 choices. A number of the others are gone, and a few have been replaced with other new choices. Including, of course, at least one that my kids wanted to choose.
Have others seen inconsistent behavior like this ?
Or other weird stuff with the website/WDW system that I should be aware of or concerned with ?
All info appreciated and thanks!
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