(***UPDATE: The system seems to be up and working. So you should be okay to book lunch reservations)
Today was supposed to be the first day guests can book lunch reservations at the hugely popular Be Our Guest Restaurant. However, Disney seems to be having a problem accepting reservations.
I tried to make reservations for the farthest date possible. The response I got was that there was nothing available and below that it said that a problem occurred while looking for availability and to try again later.
My colleagues at Starts With a Wish Travel have also been trying to book reservations for clients all morning with no luck at getting through. At one point, it seemed that they had taken the lunch option down all together (it’s back now).
So, I guess we just keep trying. Hopefully, Disney will make an announcement as to how they are handling the problem. I’m sure they got slammed with requests once the option opened up and the system probably got overloaded. We’ll just have to wait and see, hoping that it gets fixed soon.