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martinezmom3 04-23-2013 03:17 PM

Need to Finalize
 
I'm a pretty obsessive planner, and I'm struggling committing to being done with our dining ADRs. I'd like to be able to take a deep breath and commit to being done. It will be myself, DH, and three DDs, (10, 7, and turning 5) Here's the lineup and I'd love to hear any opinions!

Day 1 (relaxing after flight, so no lunch plans)
-dinner 'Ohana

Day 2
-breakfast- Akershus (pre park opening)
-lunch- Chefs de France
-dinner- Be our Guest

Day 3
-breakfast- Boma
-dinner- Yachtsman

Day 4
-breakfast-Chef Mickey
-dinner- CRT

Day 5
-breakfast-1900 Park and Fare
-dinner- 1900 Park and Fare

Day 6
-breakfast- 'Ohana
-dinner- Citricos

Day 7
-breakfast- Tusker House (pre park opening)
-dinner- Raglan Road

Day 8
-breakfast- Crystal Palace (pre park opening)
-lunch- Via Napoli
-dinner- Narcoossee's

Day 9
-breakfast- Cape May Cafe
-dinner- Fulton's (Early dinner before flight home)

Any thoughts on something I'm missing, or any suggestions would be appreciated! I'd really like to stop obsessing! :)

Jonathan Swift 04-23-2013 03:38 PM

You have park hopper tickets right? Did you account for the dress code in places like Citricos?

WDWFANCBIIIME 04-23-2013 03:40 PM

Okay here are my suggestions :thumbsup2

Day 1 (relaxing after flight, so no lunch plans)
-dinner 'Ohana

Day 2
-breakfast- Akershus (pre park opening)
-lunch- Chefs de France
-dinner- Be our Guest

Day 3
-breakfast- Boma
-dinner- Yachtsman (I like Flying Fish A LOT More and they are in the same area)

Day 4
-breakfast-Chef Mickey
-dinner- CRT

Day 5
-breakfast-1900 Park and Fare
-dinner- 1900 Park and Fare (What about Sanaa? I think the food is better and the atmosphere is great! Kids will love watching the animals)

Day 6
-breakfast- 'Ohana
-dinner- Citricos

Day 7
-breakfast- Tusker House (pre park opening)
-dinner- Raglan Road

Day 8
-breakfast- Crystal Palace (pre park opening)
-lunch- Via Napoli
-dinner- Narcoossee's ( I like Artist Point more than Narcoossee's and Citricos)

Day 9
-breakfast- Cape May Cafe
-dinner- Fulton's (Early dinner before flight home) (I would say Brown Derby but if you do not have park tickets that day I understand the Fulton's Choice)

The only other restaurant I would suggest is Jiko that California Grill and Flying Fish are my 3 favorite restaurants on property :) I also love Boma and Sanaa...

Everything else is great!!!

martinezmom3 04-23-2013 03:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Jonathan Swift (Post 48191765)
You have park hopper tickets right? Did you account for the dress code in places like Citricos?

Yes, we have park hoppers, and we're staying at POR, but renting a car so we will be able to use the car for busy days and give disney transportation a try for the slower days. We have 3 very girly girls, who thankfully aren't teens yet,,but they do like to get dressed up and go out,,,but aren't old enough to be in the "take 3 hours to get ready" stage. We basically have early breakfasts and late dinners, so we should have plenty of time for a shower and a change.

jmcghee2024 04-23-2013 03:56 PM

I wouldn't do both Park Fares, especially in the same day. Not the best food for one reason. And 2 trips to GF in one day for another reason.
Otherwise, looks great!

martinezmom3 04-23-2013 03:57 PM

WDWFANCBIIIME, you're almost reading my mind! I've made and cancelled Artist Point about three times, and I was struggling to find a spot to add Jiko and Sanna. I'm not dying for Fulton's, but, we also have a water park and more pass and that was the day we'll be at DisneyQuest, but is also the day we fly out, so we do have to mind our time. Adding the extra park ticket at this point would only be about $50 total so that wouldn't be an issue, I just have to get a grasp on where we want to spend each day! Oh, and Cali Grill will still be closed otherwise we'd definitely have that on the list!

martinezmom3 04-23-2013 04:00 PM

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Originally Posted by jmcghee2024 (Post 48191960)
I wouldn't do both Park Fares, especially in the same day. Not the best food for one reason. And 2 trips to GF in one day for another reason.
Otherwise, looks great!

I've been thinking that too, but I know my girls would love to meet both sets of characters. But I had both 'Ohana reservation the same day, and changed them for that very reason. Hmmm, what to do!

Jonathan Swift 04-23-2013 04:21 PM

Your choice of places looks great. I just hope you're prepared for the travel times. In general, I try to keep all the restaurants in resorts connected to the monorail for days when we're going to be in the MK (or Epcot). You have a car, which is great, because the bus for the PO can be a real pain.

martinezmom3 04-23-2013 04:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Jonathan Swift (Post 48192219)
Your choice of places looks great. I just hope you're prepared for the travel times. In general, I try to keep all the restaurants in resorts connected to the monorail for days when we're going to be in the MK (or Epcot). You have a car, which is great, because the bus for the PO can be a real pain.

Yes, we're a very active family, and at home because of dance and swimming, we generally eat dinner at about 8:30pm. My parents laugh at us all the time because our kids feel that my parents are absurd for eating dinner at 5:00. But, I'm hoping that will help us with timing for Disney. The plan for most days is an 8am breakfast, fill in the afternoon with snack credits, and an 8-8:30pm dinner. We have the two days planned for lunch, but other than that, our ADRs are a good solid 8-12 hours apart, so we don't feel rushed from one place to another, or over fed!

martinezmom3 04-23-2013 04:52 PM

Just switched days for Crystal Palace and 1900 Breakfast. DH loves crystal palace breakfast and there was an 8:15 for that morning, that way we at least won't have that repetition for the day. Thanks for the suggestion. :)

Hopefully 04-23-2013 05:03 PM

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Originally Posted by martinezmom3 (Post 48192363)
Yes, we're a very active family, and at home because of dance and swimming, we generally eat dinner at about 8:30pm. My parents laugh at us all the time because our kids feel that my parents are absurd for eating dinner at 5:00. But, I'm hoping that will help us with timing for Disney. The plan for most days is an 8am breakfast, fill in the afternoon with snack credits, and an 8-8:30pm dinner. We have the two days planned for lunch, but other than that, our ADRs are a good solid 8-12 hours apart, so we don't feel rushed from one place to another, or over fed!

Your dining plans look good, but I worry about rest time. An 8 AM breakfast followed by an 8 - 8:30 dinner with children your ages worries me. WDW is very tiring. Are you planning on mid day breaks for a rest/swim?

martinezmom3 04-23-2013 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Hopefully (Post 48192612)

Your dining plans look good, but I worry about rest time. An 8 AM breakfast followed by an 8 - 8:30 dinner with children your ages worries me. WDW is very tiring. Are you planning on mid day breaks for a rest/swim?

We do plan to head back to the room for rest whenever they need to, our smaller two will probably want to nap. It is an odd schedule, but it really is what they're used to. They're in school from 9-3:40, the we have activities after school every night except Friday. All three of our girls are in dance, gymnastics, and swimming. Our oldest has a weekly drum lesson, our middle has a guitar lesson, and our youngest tags along with me once a week for an art class that I teach. I ran track at ISU and my husband played semi pro soccer, so we're just kind of used to that hectic lifestyle. Their bedtime during the week is usually about 10:15-10:30 because the wait for my DH to come in from work. So, I'm sure they'll be exhausted by the end of the week, but hopefully because we'll have the car we can let them relax when they need to, they're pretty good at telling us when they need a break :)

I actually have one night's dinner planned for 5:40 which is way early for us,,and I've been worried thinking I may need to feed them again later because their bellies won't recognize that as their dinner, lol.

martinezmom3 04-23-2013 09:42 PM

Just changed Citricos to Artist Point :) Three meals at GF already and we've never seen WL. Thanks :)

starousse 04-24-2013 10:06 AM

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Originally Posted by jmcghee2024 (Post 48191960)
I wouldn't do both Park Fares, especially in the same day. Not the best food for one reason. And 2 trips to GF in one day for another reason.
Otherwise, looks great!

I definitely agree with this one. I'd stick to the breakfast and skip the dinner.

martinezmom3 04-25-2013 07:59 PM

Switched a few things around, got rid of Fulton's, added CRT breakfast(two meals in the castle,,my DDs will be thrilled), switched Boma breakfast to dinner(one of DH's favorites from his first visit), and switched out Citricos for Artist Point instead! Whew,,,,,I think I'm done now :) Thanks everyone for the the input!


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