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BARBARAAPPLE
04-25-2004, 09:05 AM
I am in need of some disney experts to help me look over my meal plan to see if it looks ok our do I need to change it up alittle. OH forgot to mention this is my first ever trip so I really need HELP ...........

arriving July 24 Saturday
lunch on the way down
dinner @ rainforest cafe downtown around 5.30 our so

Sunday 25
breakfest in room
lunch planet hollywood @ 11.00
dinner at Chick fil a off property

Monday 26
breakfest in room
lunch flame tree barbeque @ 11.00
ice cream social @ 3.30
dinner at liberty inn around 5.00

teusady 27
breakfest in room
lunch @water park (blizzard beach)
supper @ roadhouse grill off property

wednesday
breakfest in room
lunch sci fi @11.00
dinner @hurricane hanna grill @ 5.00

thursday
breakfest in room
lunch @ beaches n creame @ 11.00
supper ? haven't decided

friday
trying to do a charcter breakfest
lunch ????
dinner ????

saturday
breakfest on the long ride home :(

sorry this so long i just want to get another opinion our too on this and any recomendations for friday would be nice !!!!!!!!

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP ..... :Pinkbounc :bounce: :Pinkbounc :bounce:

bugbugmom
04-25-2004, 09:14 AM
You might want to give more details. Are you staying on/off site. Any children. How many in your party and ages. As far as Monday 26th ...I think lunch at 1100 and ice cream social @ 3:30 and dinner at 5:00 would be to much. How about skipping the ice cream social that day:::yes:: I think I would be too full to enjoy dinner a hour and half later after a ice cream social. IMO...hope that helps. I am sure others will come along soon to help. Enjoy your trip:wave2:

Skylarr29
04-25-2004, 09:35 AM
Alos on that same mon you have every meal in a different park. Thats alot of park hopping and you have to keep in mind the time it takes to go from park to park and eatting time. Especially if you have kids with you I don't think that day is planed well , maybe you could move some meals around so you dont have to hop so much. Also remember that there is a Rainforest Cafe at AK.

SamanthaL
04-25-2004, 10:09 AM
I am not sure if you know how big the "World' is. It is HUGE!! I really don't think you want to jump around so much on that Monday. You are eating at 3 different parks. You will spend your whole time trying to make it from one place to another.
I usuall decide where I will be each day and make one PS. Ex: If I will be at Epcot I will make a late lunch at one of the countries.
I am not sure where you will be staying so it is hard to give suggestions. You are eating 2x at the Beach Club. Are you staying there? I f so they have a character breakfast which is great and an all you can clam bake nightly. That may help with a few of your ??. Give us more details and maybe we can help a bit more, but try to stick to eating at the park you are visiting that day. You will get to see alot more that way.

BARBARAAPPLE
04-25-2004, 10:21 AM
SORRY FOR NOT GIVING ENOUGH INFORMATION:
THERE WILL BE 2 ADULTS AND 2 CHILDREN DD 11 & DS 9
WE WILL BE STAYING AT ALL STAR MUSIC
AND THANK YOU FOR THE HELP SO FAR I WILL GO BACK OVER MONDAY AND MAKE ALOT OF CHANGES

AND ALSO WE WILL BE EATING AT BEACH CLUB 2X I HEAR THE FOOD AT THOSE 2 RESTAURANTS ARE GREAT SO I WOULD LIKE TO KEEP THAT IN PLAY

Laura
04-25-2004, 10:28 AM
Sounds like you're overplanning a bit; it looks like you know where and when you're eating almost all your meals already. It's often good to not force yourself to run to a certain spot at a certain time, especially considering it's your first trip. I like to take it easy on vacation, and not pressure myself to make a reservation time. Definitely on Monday you're doing too much, and eating too much!

I like to plan a big sit-down lunch and then eat a counter service dinner or a snack wherever I happen to be when I'm hungry. It's cheaper to eat at a nice restaurant for lunch than dinner, and I don't really want a big dinner after a big lunch, particularly in summer and most particularly in the FL heat.

Kaycee
04-25-2004, 10:41 AM
A quick question - on your Monday schedule, for Liberty Inn are your referring to the counter service at the American Pavilion in Epcot? That's the name of the counter service there, so that's what I thought of when I read your itinerary, but I think others may have gotten it mixed up with Liberty Tree Tavern in MK, which is why they thought you were doing 3 parks in one day. If you were planning on Liberty Inn in Epcot, then that just puts you in two parks that day (AK in the morning and Epcot for the rest of the day) which looks like a very good plan. I would definitely plan on eating dinner later that day though if you're going to the ice cream social. And whenever I'm doing counter service, I usually put something like "Epcot counter service" because that will give you a lot more flexibility, which is the great thing about counter service. What I'd probably do with your Monday schedule is something like:

Breakfast in room
Lunch @ Flame Tree around 11
Ice Cream Social @ 330
Dinner Epcot counter service (I wouldn't specify a time, just when you get hungry)

When I first read your itinerary I thought you were staying offsite because you have a lot of meals planned offsite. Unless you have your heart set on those restaurants, I would rethink traveling offsite to eat so much. What you might save in money you will waste in time.

Hope that helps some. Happy planning!

BARBARAAPPLE
04-25-2004, 11:57 AM
ON MONDAY IT IS LIBERTY INN @ EPCOT AND I THINK I MAY JUST PLAN ON EATING DINNER LATER WHEN WE FEEL HUNGRY ...

THE REASON FOR 2 PARKS IN ONE DAY IS BECAUSE I HEAR THAT ANIMAL KINGDOM IS SMALLER AND DOESN'T TAKE THAT MUCH TIME... I WILL BE STARTING EARLY AND THEN GOING OVER TO EPCOT AFTER WE TAKE A AFTERNOON BREAK MAYBE AROUND 3.00 OUR SO JUST A SHORT TIME BEFORE THE ICE CREAM SOCIAL...

AGAIN I CAN NOT THANK YOU GUYS ENOUGH FOR ALL YOUR HELP IT IS SO NICE TO HAVE A BOARD TO GO TO THAT WILL HELP YOU THROUGH THE PLANNING

THANK YOU :)

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CoolDisneyCat
04-25-2004, 12:02 PM
I thought you were staying off site too. The problem with eating off site is the traffic. It is amazing how much traffic there is on the roads surronding WDW. The roads on WDW property are rarely crowded except right at park closing or the weekend mornings.

For your character breakfast on Friday, how about Cape May Cafe at the Beach Club? The food is very good and it is not as hectic as some of the others. Where are you going the rest of Friday?

Your choice of Hurricane Hanna's surprises me a bit. It is a counter place with all outside tables. I am not sure it is worth leaving MGM to go there. We have gotten drinks there, but never food as Beaches and Creme is right there with the best burgers at WDW. 11 is a good time to go there. Smart thinking.

Are you going to a park on Sun? Are you planning to see any of the evening shows at any parks, i.e. Wishes?

goofylarry46
04-25-2004, 04:35 PM
CHICK FIL IS CLOSED ON SUNDAYS::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo

BARBARAAPPLE
04-25-2004, 05:45 PM
i should have know that i use to help manage a chick fil a in nc ... the disney planning is taking over :)

thanks for the reminder !!!!!!
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gopherit
04-26-2004, 09:39 AM
I too was a bit surprised by Hurricane Hanna's... personally, if I'm not staying at BC/YC/BCV, I'd avoid eating in a spot right near their pool -- it makes my kids green with envy! <a href='*******************************************ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/4/4_6_217.gif' alt='Envious' border=0></a> Then I'm stuck explaining why they can't swim in the pool... ugh.

I wasn't aware that it (Hurr. Hanna's) was highly rated, either... B&C of course is well-regarded on these boards, and Cape May's gets many favorable reviews for both its character b'fast as well as its clam bake dinner.

I second the notion around off-site driving -- I've stayed off-site in Orlando several times on business, and feel I know my way around there pretty well. Yet when I stay on-site for our vacations, I still don't venture far outside the "world", other than for some groceries / snack foods, etc. at Publix or WalMart! Just ain't worth it, IMHO. My time is too valuable!

cruisnfamily
04-26-2004, 09:47 AM
Originally posted by BARBARAAPPLE
Sunday 25
breakfest in room
lunch planet hollywood @ 11.00
dinner at Chick fil a off property Chick Fil A is closed on Sundays

Monday 26
breakfest in room
lunch flame tree barbeque @ 11.00
ice cream social @ 3.30
dinner at liberty inn around 5.00too much food too close together....you'll be running from one meal to the next and won't be hungry for any of it except lunch....I'd rethink this...maybe keep the lunch in AK and the Ice Cream Social but don't eat any dinner until much later and just hit whatever counter service you happen to be near at the time

teusady 27
breakfest in room
lunch @water park (blizzard beach)
supper @ roadhouse grill off property

wednesday
breakfest in room
lunch sci fi @11.00
dinner @hurricane hanna grill @ 5.00To the best of my knowledge this is the snack bar at the pool at the beach/yacht club. I can't think of any reason to eat there. Maybe I've got it wrong but I thought it was a pool snack bar

thursday
breakfest in room
lunch @ beaches n creame @ 11.00
supper ? haven't decided

friday
trying to do a charcter breakfest
lunch ????
dinner ????

saturday
breakfest on the long ride home :(

I personally wouldn't eat offsite at all. Once I'm on property, I never leave....how about substituting the All Stars Food Court for one or two of these meals?

Good luck with your planning!

disney4us2002
04-26-2004, 10:13 AM
When are you at Magic Kingdom? Maybe on that Friday when you're looking for a char bkft, try an early Crystal Palace PS in Magic Kingdom. Since you'll be driving, I don't think eating offsite is a bad idea. Just be sure to rethink it if you find the traffic obnoxious. I have heard the food court at All Stars is pretty good.

Have fun.

CharlesandCamilla
04-26-2004, 10:30 AM
You need to PS your character dining asap. And I wouldn't cancel the ice cream social. Just move dinner back. The kids will ove the characters, and if you do Crystal Pallace for a character breakfast you'll be seeing different characters.

Don't listen to anyone who tells you to play it by ear in July. Get your PS's in now or be prepared to wait an hour or more for a table at the prime times. But also be realistic about the park hopping.

fiveforall
04-26-2004, 10:30 AM
The food court at All Star Music is very good and relatively inexpensive. The portions were huge, so my two youngest would share each time. It's so much easier to eat at the resort or in the parks. We never want to leave! The only time we've eaten offsite was when we've stayed offsite.

Lisa loves Pooh
04-26-2004, 11:12 AM
For a charactar breakfast--our favorite is POOH at Crystal Palace--you can try for early priority seating and it is yummy.
otherwise--do leave it on the last day and plan for it at one of the hotels--Mary Poppins at the Grand Floridian or Mickey and the gang at Contemporary.

Plan only 1 Meal a day!!!!!! and do all others by ear. If there are places you really want to eat--then plan them ahead of time so you are sure to do them. I.E. if you must do a sit down at EPCOT--let that be your one planned meal of that day--and do all others as you are hungry.

We go to Disney a bit--personally, Planet Hollywood is overpriced for hamburgers (even by Disney standards) as is Rainforest. If you insist on eating at RF--then share plates or a pizza. Wolfgang Pucks express is yummier and cheaper though!

Plan your parks--then plan the must do meals around the parks--insistent on a yummy buffet dinner at the YC--do that on the AK Day--if you have a park hopper--than hop to a park for fireworks aftewards.

Leaving parks for dinner in the summer--not a good idea IMHO...I would suggest departing for lunches if you feel the need to depart.

Leaving property during the summer--not a good idea either--do you really want to find Roadhouse Grill and then wait an hour or two for a table. I wouldn't suggest it. Disney may be more pricey--but you can get priority seating--or you can find a way to do it less.

Stop at Chick Fil A for breakfast on the way home if you need your chick fix.

Let your nose be your guide!!!! You may want chicken--but then you smell that steak, or that turkey leg, or all those other aromas--if it smells good, forget the plans!!!

:earsgirl:

cruisnfamily
04-26-2004, 11:20 AM
Originally posted by Lisa loves Pooh

Plan only 1 Meal a day!!!!!! and do all others by ear.

personally, Planet Hollywood is overpriced for hamburgers (even by Disney standards) as is Rainforest.

Plan your parks--then plan the must do meals around the parks--

Leaving parks for dinner in the summer--not a good idea IMHO
Leaving property during the summer--not a good idea either--

Stop at Chick Fil A for breakfast on the way home if you need your chick fix.
This is all really good advice!::yes:: I agree whole heartedly!