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Old 07-02-2011, 12:12 PM   #1
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Insanity Vol 3: F&W TIW Sneak Preview Report - 7/24 TIW Event Plated Dinner

When: July 15th to July 17th, 2011
Who: Dis_Yoda

The Background:
Back on June 16th, I had an email from Tables in Wonderland listing the special events for the month of June. One was for a Sunday Champagne Brunch at Narcoossee's on July 10th, another was for a Food & Wine Festival Sneak Peak on July 16th. Both of them interested me but with talking with my husband that night, I knew it would be better for me to go to the event on July 16th. As I have any non-committed vacation time for the rest of the year, it could only be a short weekend trip & having a ton of champagne on a day I would need to drive home is not a wise choice. I emailed TIW expressing interest in F&W Event dinner but as it was already 24 hours after it was announced before I sent in my interest, I had no idea I would get in.

Imagine my surprise on June 24th when I got a phone call stating I got in. Now came the time to let my husband know I actually got in. I had just been to Disney in May with a girl friend of mine the week before he left for a week long business trip. For this trip, I'm leaving as he's returning from another business trip. At least our dogs won't have to be boarded as the timing is just right.

I started looking at hotels and seeing what was available for the passholder discounts for July 15th and 16th. The cheapest room available for a Disney owned property was $125 for a perferred room at Disney's Pop Century with non of the other values available. Pop is my least favorite of the values and I didn't really want to spend $270ish after taxes and fees for my least favorite hotel. If it was the $64 rate that pops up every now and again, I have no problem staying there then but not for that much money. On a whim, I decided to check out the rates for the Dolphin/Swan during my trip & they were at $139 a night. Once you include all the various fees - it worked out to be $335 total. After some debate (and a facebook poll among my Disney friends), I decided on the Dolphin.

The Plan:
Friday July 15th, 2011
Flying Fish
Boardwalk Wanderings

Sunday July 17th, 2011
Upcoming Trips: CBR Dec 2014, Disneyland Jan 2015, POP Feb 2015, AKV Oct 2015, DCL Feb 2016
Disneyland: Jan 2015 Hilton Head: Feb 2012

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