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Old 03-17-2009, 06:41 AM   #451
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Thanks for the info Laura! What did you mean by checkout and make sure that the cm does that for me so I don't lose my reservations? Thanks!
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Welcome to my world of ADR-itis. I can't even tell you how many times I have called Disney Dining to make changes and I'm still not completely satisfied with what I have. I'm choosing to ignore them for awhile, it's working well for me so far.
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Thanks for the info Laura! What did you mean by checkout and make sure that the cm does that for me so I don't lose my reservations? Thanks!
After making a few ADRs...say 6...then you should have the CM give you your confirmation number for those ADRs and then proceed with making any additional ADRs you want. I've heard that if they try to do more than 6 the system locks up and you lose any ADRs you had before it locked up. So the CMs are making so many and then giving you your confirmation # for those ADRs to keep that from happening.
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I get it! I've got a few I'm not thrilled with and its really hard to let it go. I think I was happier before I got on the Dis and realized what I was missing!: Are you going to call at 90 days? I'm trying tomorrow morning for SOMETHING @ HS, hoping for more released tables.
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Congrats on your ADRs----but right now I am so overwhelmed about all these new changes to the system---it seems SO HARD to get what you want now. I want the old system back!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Congrats on your ADRs----but right now I am so overwhelmed about all these new changes to the system---it seems SO HARD to get what you want now. I want the old system back!!!!!!!!!!!!
I agree, MegansMom... I am really nervous, too! System crashing? ADRs that are already booked out for certain days, locations... Lost confirmation #s... Ugh.

Hope it all comes together for everyone!
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So two years ago I struggled with resorts.... spend the money for WL or stay at a Moderate... back and forth, back and forth. In the end we loved our WL stay (I will be back there.... but remember "Who I am to say no to going to WDW?= I had not budgeted). Then last year we just went for fun with our two girls.... real dilemas changes (we had enough in real non-Disney life- new baby, moving). This year I am obsessed with ADRS.

After about say 40 minutes of studying my beloved ADRs I realized that I had CRT at 1:15. Now I thought I wanted 1, but was starting to worry.... would that be too late, especially for Luke? Should I have gotten an earlier ADR, I don't remember her sharing another time, but I am not sure if I gave her a time to work from. So stupidly I called WDW Dining..... the message was different, the prompts were not accepting my responses. Know I did this at least twice, wasting minutes and never talking to someone in who could help me. So the question I pose is how many more times will I have ADR envy or doubt?

When my kids were that age, they would have eaten table foods any time any place. Maybe you could feed him puffs or other munchie around noon and then give him something more substantial when you sat down. I imagine you are going to have to have a bag with a variety of finger foods anyhow. We had an ADR around that time last summer and it was really perfect. We were tired and crabby and the meal perked everyone right up!
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I had ADRitis in October. I finally settled on what I was going to have about 45 days out. Considering I could call back then at 180 days, well that should tell you how often I called.

I think your 1:15 should be fine. You could always bring Cheerios to tide him over until CRT. CRT is so hard to get, I think you might have to deal with that one.

I realized we will be in Magic Kingdom on the same day, too. (The 24th)
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What time is his regular nap time? Is it right around then? He may fall asleep or with cherrios be content enough, especially with things going on around him?
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Thanks for posting! I'm very excited for you and your family!!!
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Oh, okay, I get it now. It seems like we always have CS meals left over and use up on the last two days. Good plan!

So, can you book 90+10 or just 90 days out?
90 days out for up to ten days of your stay... I however booked CRT for the 11th day of our stay... with no problems?

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If your ADRitis is like my resort-itis, there's no telling. What else do you wish you had changed or gotten? I would give it a couple of days to just sink in before trying to change anything.
I am a bit worried about CRT lunch time. I would be shocked if we stick with these ADRS... I already have some ideas.

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That's a lot of good eating planned!

And possibly adding an extra night - that sounds great!
I am kicking myself on the flight stuff... DH is for driving, I want to fly. I also know we missed some good flight deals. Maybe they will drop?

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Thanks for the info Laura! What did you mean by checkout and make sure that the cm does that for me so I don't lose my reservations? Thanks!
They put your ADRS in a cart(like online shopping carts). My cm asked how many more I wanted to make, warning me that they sometimes go bad/full and have problems. She said at around six you should checkout. Just keep this in mind, I know you will have tons of ADRs in your long trip and Deluxe Dining plan.

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Welcome to my world of ADR-itis. I can't even tell you how many times I have called Disney Dining to make changes and I'm still not completely satisfied with what I have. I'm choosing to ignore them for awhile, it's working well for me so far.
It makes me feel better. LL I must admit your night before ADRs was in my head all night long Sunday.

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After making a few ADRs...say 6...then you should have the CM give you your confirmation number for those ADRs and then proceed with making any additional ADRs you want. I've heard that if they try to do more than 6 the system locks up and you lose any ADRs you had before it locked up. So the CMs are making so many and then giving you your confirmation # for those ADRs to keep that from happening.
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I get it! I've got a few I'm not thrilled with and its really hard to let it go. I think I was happier before I got on the Dis and realized what I was missing!: Are you going to call at 90 days? I'm trying tomorrow morning for SOMETHING @ HS, hoping for more released tables.
I cannot believe that it is this hard to get ADRS. Come on the economy is not good, people are cutting back, but now an ADR at Disney is crazy hard to get?

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Congrats on your ADRs----but right now I am so overwhelmed about all these new changes to the system---it seems SO HARD to get what you want now. I want the old system back!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am right there with you!

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I agree, MegansMom... I am really nervous, too! System crashing? ADRs that are already booked out for certain days, locations... Lost confirmation #s... Ugh.

Hope it all comes together for everyone!

I have my confirmation numbers everywhere. I am for sure taking them with me.

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When my kids were that age, they would have eaten table foods any time any place. Maybe you could feed him puffs or other munchie around noon and then give him something more substantial when you sat down. I imagine you are going to have to have a bag with a variety of finger foods anyhow. We had an ADR around that time last summer and it was really perfect. We were tired and crabby and the meal perked everyone right up!
I hope almost he sleeps good before it!

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I had ADRitis in October. I finally settled on what I was going to have about 45 days out. Considering I could call back then at 180 days, well that should tell you how often I called.

I think your 1:15 should be fine. You could always bring Cheerios to tide him over until CRT. CRT is so hard to get, I think you might have to deal with that one.

I realized we will be in Magic Kingdom on the same day, too. (The 24th)
I would never give up CRT!

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What time is his regular nap time? Is it right around then? He may fall asleep or with cherrios be content enough, especially with things going on around him?
He is not good on this scheduled nap. We have finally gotten good at night. To be honest I get home/leave around nap time. I would be sad if he was down before I get home. He wants to nurse as soon as I get home too...he is very into mommy right now!

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I read your other TRs well after the fact and was THRILLED to find this one! Your children are precious! I can't wait to read about more of the planning details!
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So earlier this week I mentioned that I hoped DH would consider not making me cancel all my room only nights. Well today was the day! I got to my car after school to get two pleasant surprises from DH:

Delta dropped flight rates... and now we are flying

And to get the cheapest flight deal, we just have to leave on the Tuesday, the day we planned to drive. That means we will have an extra day to relax.

We arrive at MCO after one, so we will have the rest of the day to relax and explore. Then we have all day Wednesday to do some relaxing and exploring before we start our meal plan/tickets/grandparents join us!

Then we will still leave on the 25th, around 2ish.

Yea!!! nonstop flights with grandparents to take our extras! I think we will all carry-on a bag, and the check hopefully just one to tide us over until my parents arrive.
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Wow, congratulations!

Getting to fly AND have extra stuff for your trip--perfect!

AND yea on the extra day. Way to go hubby!
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So earlier this week I mentioned that I hoped DH would consider not making me cancel all my room only nights. Well today was the day! I got to my car after school to get two pleasant surprises from DH:

Delta dropped flight rates... and now we are flying

And to get the cheapest flight deal, we just have to leave on the Tuesday, the day we planned to drive. That means we will have an extra day to relax.

We arrive at MCO after one, so we will have the rest of the day to relax and explore. Then we have all day Wednesday to do some relaxing and exploring before we start our meal plan/tickets/grandparents join us!

Then we will still leave on the 25th, around 2ish.

Yea!!! nonstop flights with grandparents to take our extras! I think we will all carry-on a bag, and the check hopefully just one to tide us over until my parents arrive.
The dance of joy for you! I am so happy for you guys!

I got an email saying that Delta was dropping prices this afternoon and was having trouble getting the link to C&P into your PTR. Glad to see you found it!

It'll be awesome to have that extra day breather!!
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