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Old 03-04-2009, 06:18 PM   #346
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I am such a regular snooper at our Disney store---hey, you never know when they are going to run a good sale---that if I am ever in there and there is great sale going on, I will be sure to let you know!!!

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Planning limbo. That is what these weeks are as I wait to make my ADRs. I feel that until I have those wonderful Confirmation numbers I can't go much farther.

Here are some of my worries!

Being on hold forever.... enough said! My ADR day is a school day, and a morning that I work! I plan to get up early.... get ready and then be on the phone ASAP!

Not getting LeCellier for dinner. Right now I have two/three nights it could be, but I would really like our EPCOT day. Plus I am afraid of a late ADR too!

No Crystal Palace Breakfast at 8-- I want it early, so that we can be done when the park opens. To be honest I have three possible days to play around with, but I would love it for day one of MK! Personally this is my # 1 want... I am really excited to go into the park before it opens!

Cinderella's Royal Table- am I safe to say that we should not have too much trouble getting a lunch ADR there. I am flexible on time, but really want it to be on our anniversary!

Fantasmic Dinner package--- there is one night I want this on. Time is fine, but then I question will we really go if we have to go hours ahead? I am kinda weakening my Fantasmic plans. I have already decided to try for the reservations on a day that we won't be at HS!


Also in the mix are Chef Mickey's for dinner and no real decision on our final ADR.... I know what is my problem?

Possible locations: Whispering Canyon, Kona, Wolfgang Puck,Big River Bar and Grille, Coral Reef (this is a late addition to my thoughts).

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Old 03-04-2009, 06:47 PM   #348
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Laura, I hope they get some of the kinks out of the system by the time you call, I was on hold for over 3 hours this past Sunday morning!
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Planning limbo. That is what these weeks are as I wait to make my ADRs. I feel that until I have those wonderful Confirmation numbers I can't go much farther.

Here are some of my worries!

Being on hold forever.... enough said! My ADR day is a school day, and a morning that I work! I plan to get up early.... get ready and then be on the phone ASAP!

Not getting LeCellier for dinner. Right now I have two/three nights it could be, but I would really like our EPCOT day. Plus I am afraid of a late ADR too!

No Crystal Palace Breakfast at 8-- I want it early, so that we can be done when the park opens. To be honest I have three possible days to play around with, but I would love it for day one of MK! Personally this is my # 1 want... I am really excited to go into the park before it opens!

Cinderella's Royal Table- am I safe to say that we should not have too much trouble getting a lunch ADR there. I am flexible on time, but really want it to be on our anniversary!

Fantasmic Dinner package--- there is one night I want this on. Time is fine, but then I question will we really go if we have to go hours ahead? I am kinda weakening my Fantasmic plans. I have already decided to try for the reservations on a day that we won't be at HS!


Also in the mix are Chef Mickey's for dinner and no real decision on our final ADR.... I know what is my problem?

Possible locations: Whispering Canyon, Kona, Wolfgang Puck,Big River Bar and Grille, Coral Reef (this is a late addition to my thoughts).

OH I think we all share these woes!!! I am really nervous too! Hopefully things will get sorted out. I do hope you get your first choices... It is good that you have backup plans! I do to...
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I had to call for our Thanksgiving ADRs on a school morning, too, and I was stressing about it a little, but I got it all done before the kids arrived. I sure hope it works well for you. If they've got people on the phone for three hours, that's some pretty big kinks they need to work out!!!

Trent would pick Whispering Canyon for a meal.
I've never been to Kona, but I have pretty much heard only good things about it. I'm thinking of making it one of our all-family meals this summer.
The only two we know for sure we want are Whispering Canyon and Teppan Edo. We've got quite a while to think about it.

Good luck on your decisions and on getting what you'd like.
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Of your list of choices: I'd rank them: Kona, Wolfgang Puck, Coral Reef, Whispering Canyon. I've never been to Big River so I am leaving it off my list. Of course, even with Whispering Canyon down on the list, I still love it. I just don't think I want to go back until my kids really would get into the antics.
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Being on hold forever.... enough said! My ADR day is a school day, and a morning that I work! I plan to get up early.... get ready and then be on the phone ASAP!
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No Crystal Palace Breakfast at 8-- I want it early, so that we can be done when the park opens. To be honest I have three possible days to play around with, but I would love it for day one of MK! Personally this is my # 1 want... I am really excited to go into the park before it opens!

Boy, do we think alike!

This is what I do on ADR Morning:

1) Pre-set every phone (land and cell) with the WDW Dining # on speed dial.

2) I enlist the help of DH and at exactly thirty seconds before nine (or whenever they are open), we start dialing on all the phones (four).

As soon as we get a reservationist, we just hang up the other three phones. I'm not sure if I'm correct, but somehow I feel it quadruples our chances of getting "in" somebody's call rotation quickly!

I would ask for the most important ADR (CP breakfast) first, then request the next in order of importance. (There's nothing that says you need to schedule them all in calendar order.) Every micro-second you can shave off will decrease the chances of some other reservationist giving that ADR date/time to someone else!

I know, I know. It's a bit anal, but it has always worked for me!

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Oh, Laura! I know how you feel! I am excited yet stressed about calling Sunday morning! Hopefully we are both worrying needlessly!
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I feel the same way about Fantasmic Laura! I LOVE it but I am not willing to battle a ton of people to see it and without a F! dining package and not having 2 shows a night it will be a ZOO!! If it works out great, if not there is always next time! I think you will get a CP ressie and it is great that you have a plan B!
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I always have those same fears! I always worry about CP because that is a special one for us.

As for the undecided day, we did Coral Reef in May and loved it! The big tank is so great, but it is a little dark in there. We have also ate at Wolfgangs and the food was so good there! That is still one of our favorites.

We haven't stayed for Fantasmic. DH doesn't really seem interested and I don't think DD would be into it yet.
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Man, it sounds like the ADR system has been crazy lately---I can't believe some of the wait times!!! It stresses me out already!!!!! I too want one of those coveted 8am CP ressies---I am crossing everything that you get yours, and hopefully I will get mine too!!!! GOOD LUCK!
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i don't know if you've been over there but i posted videos to fantasmic on my TR. it might help you make your mind up if you want to take the girls to it or not.

my vote is for kona!
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I am sure everything will work out fine. I know how nervewracking it is though waiting to see if you can get everything you want.
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Laura, I hope they get some of the kinks out of the system by the time you call, I was on hold for over 3 hours this past Sunday morning!
I cannot even imagine.... I am not going to be able to do that.

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OH I think we all share these woes!!! I am really nervous too! Hopefully things will get sorted out. I do hope you get your first choices... It is good that you have backup plans! I do to...
I feel like I can be flexible on days and somewhat on times, so that should be to my advantage.

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I had to call for our Thanksgiving ADRs on a school morning, too, and I was stressing about it a little, but I got it all done before the kids arrived. I sure hope it works well for you. If they've got people on the phone for three hours, that's some pretty big kinks they need to work out!!!

Trent would pick Whispering Canyon for a meal.
I've never been to Kona, but I have pretty much heard only good things about it. I'm thinking of making it one of our all-family meals this summer.
The only two we know for sure we want are Whispering Canyon and Teppan Edo. We've got quite a while to think about it.

Good luck on your decisions and on getting what you'd like.
I think I am printing menus later today and having my parents and DH decide. I have decided enough!

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Of your list of choices: I'd rank them: Kona, Wolfgang Puck, Coral Reef, Whispering Canyon. I've never been to Big River so I am leaving it off my list. Of course, even with Whispering Canyon down on the list, I still love it. I just don't think I want to go back until my kids really would get into the antics.

Thanks... that is kinda my own list's order too!

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Boy, do we think alike!

This is what I do on ADR Morning:

1) Pre-set every phone (land and cell) with the WDW Dining # on speed dial.

2) I enlist the help of DH and at exactly thirty seconds before nine (or whenever they are open), we start dialing on all the phones (four).

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I would ask for the most important ADR (CP breakfast) first, then request the next in order of importance. (There's nothing that says you need to schedule them all in calendar order.) Every micro-second you can shave off will decrease the chances of some other reservationist giving that ADR date/time to someone else!

I know, I know. It's a bit anal, but it has always worked for me!

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That is so funny- I totally will do in order of importance too!

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Oh, Laura! I know how you feel! I am excited yet stressed about calling Sunday morning! Hopefully we are both worrying needlessly!
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I feel the same way about Fantasmic Laura! I LOVE it but I am not willing to battle a ton of people to see it and without a F! dining package and not having 2 shows a night it will be a ZOO!! If it works out great, if not there is always next time! I think you will get a CP ressie and it is great that you have a plan B!

I am not sure about Fantasmic anymore.. I am starting to waver. That means I have to pick another ADR then too!

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I always have those same fears! I always worry about CP because that is a special one for us.

As for the undecided day, we did Coral Reef in May and loved it! The big tank is so great, but it is a little dark in there. We have also ate at Wolfgangs and the food was so good there! That is still one of our favorites.

We haven't stayed for Fantasmic. DH doesn't really seem interested and I don't think DD would be into it yet.
I think Coral Reef is a good deal for the dining plan too, so that is why it is creeping back on the list.

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Man, it sounds like the ADR system has been crazy lately---I can't believe some of the wait times!!! It stresses me out already!!!!! I too want one of those coveted 8am CP ressies---I am crossing everything that you get yours, and hopefully I will get mine too!!!! GOOD LUCK!
Thanks Jen!
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i don't know if you've been over there but i posted videos to fantasmic on my TR. it might help you make your mind up if you want to take the girls to it or not.

my vote is for kona!
I love your video... I want to see it, but not at the risk of going to crazy to do it.

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I am sure everything will work out fine. I know how nervewracking it is though waiting to see if you can get everything you want.
Thanks!
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Good luck with those ADRs. I get butterflies whenever I start to think about calling. We want an 8:00 CP also, but on the last day of our trip. I'm hoping the 90+6 will help a little. We loved Fantasmic but didn't have too many crowds to battle. If we don't get the MM package, we'll have to play it by ear.
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