Disney has quietly launched a booking system for Advance Dining Reservations through the disneyworld.com website. You can find the bookings through their Restaurants section (it hasn’t been integrated into their ‘book’ section yet). Want to book that ADR for Le Cellier online? You can now. See the example for Boma below:
The system allows you to choose a specific night (or range of nights up to five days), a time, number of adults / children. If you don’t get availability for your dates/times, Disney will suggest alternate availabilities. No word yet on how this affects booking windows, booking strategies, or how exactly Disney is preventing abuse of the system. UPDATE: Disney is using Captcha to prevent mass automation of reservations (thanks Brian!). See WDW Today episode 578 and our recent post on ADR booking windows for more information. Please leave a comment below with your experiences with booking online.
See more screenshots after the jump:
After picking a restaurant, you choose the dates/times/number of people:
It then searches and hopefully returns with availability. If you get in or not, it’ll suggest similar restaurants (this time, very appropriate alternates):
Then, you’ve added the reservation to a ‘shopping cart’. We assume that this essentially “holds” the ADR for you until you’ve added them all to your cart, and then you proceeed with the check out: