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Degli
09-06-2011, 11:23 AM
Hello all,
We are arriving at VWL around 2:00pm the Monday following Easter. Thinking we probably won't do a park this day. Thoughts on fun dinner reservation to make or other fun plan. We've done HDDR a few times. We will have a car. Thanks!

Degli
09-07-2011, 08:45 AM
bump

deebits
09-07-2011, 08:53 AM
What about doing Whispering Canyon or our favorite go over to Beaches and Cream at BCV

bobbiwoz
09-07-2011, 09:06 AM
Go to FW, rent bikes or boats. Then dinner at Trails End and enjoy the campfire sing along and movie.

I really miss staying at FW, so I try to get over there for a day when staying at VWL!

Bobbi:goodvibes

Degli
09-07-2011, 09:13 AM
Maybe DTD with a dinner rez?

Degli
09-08-2011, 12:47 PM
We love Whispering Canyon but wanted to switch up things....any other thoughts?

bgraham34
09-08-2011, 01:13 PM
I love going to Ohanas. We always get there on out trips, its a must eat for us.

DizGirl20
09-08-2011, 01:42 PM
Hi - We arrive the same day but we haven't booked our flights yet. If we arrive early enough in the day, I think we are going to grab a snack at Roaring Forks and take the boat over to the MK. If it's later in the day, we may try for a reservation at Contemporary (Cali Grille) or possibly head over to Kouzzina @ Boardwalk.

OurDogCisco
09-08-2011, 02:00 PM
For days like this we always do things that we normally don't want to interrupt a park day for. Some things we do are go shopping at DTD and have dinner, see the Cirque de Soliel Show, have dinner at the Contemporary to see the firework show, another favorite is to go miniature golfing, visit a water park with dinner afterwards, do a speciality cruise that night, etc...

Degli
09-08-2011, 02:12 PM
Great ideas guys!

tjkraz
09-08-2011, 02:16 PM
IMO, the arrival day is a very risky day to plan anything. Never know when travel delays, bad weather, lost luggage, late room availability, etc. will wreck havoc with your plans.

If you don't want to go to a park, personally I would just plan a visit to Downtown Disney. You could make dinner reservations somewhere but make sure it's a place that does not require a deposit and which you will not be disappointed to miss if running late. Also, it would be wise to make sure it's not a place that will require a change of clothes in the event that you get into your room late or luggage is running late. In other words, I wouldn't recommend California Grill, Narcoossee, etc.

Degli
09-08-2011, 02:17 PM
IMO, the arrival day is a very risky day to plan anything. Never know when travel delays, bad weather, lost luggage, late room availability, etc. will wreck havoc with your plans.

If you don't want to go to a park, personally I would just plan a visit to Downtown Disney. You could make dinner reservations somewhere but make sure it's a place that does not require a deposit and which you will not be disappointed to miss if running late. Also, it would be wise to make sure it's not a place that will require a change of clothes in the event that you get into your room late or luggage is running late. In other words, I wouldn't recommend California Grill, Narcoossee, etc.

Smart!!!!! See this is why I consult with the pros!

dianeschlicht
09-08-2011, 04:55 PM
I'd be heading to DTD and take in a nice dinner at Turf Club at SSR. No matter where we are staying, we always like to catch a meal at Turf Club, and it's easy to combine it with DTD.

Another suggestion is one of the Disney mini-golf places. It's a simple way to ease into the Disney life without going to a park.

NeedMorePoints
09-08-2011, 05:52 PM
After ringing the bell near the entrance to the lodge, (I know the kids typically do this, but its fun!:rotfl2:) you might consider renting the little boats for 1/2 hr for something completely different. I never seem to get enough of Bay Lake or the Seven Seas Lagoon. We would normally plan dinner at the Kona, timed to watch Wishes from the Poly beach afterward. Ohana's has also been done. No matter what you do it will be fun.:cool1:

Degli
09-09-2011, 07:41 AM
After ringing the bell near the entrance to the lodge, (I know the kids typically do this, but its fun!:rotfl2:) you might consider renting the little boats for 1/2 hr for something completely different. I never seem to get enough of Bay Lake or the Seven Seas Lagoon. We would normally plan dinner at the Kona, timed to watch Wishes from the Poly beach afterward. Ohana's has also been done. No matter what you do it will be fun.:cool1:

That's funny that you said this. Our kids would always hit the bell on the way in from the buses or from the villas. Fun stuff.