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Old 08-10-2012, 05:35 PM   #1
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Talking DxDDP with my 2 year old & bday celebration. CRT, 'OHANA, GG, CAPE MAY, SANAA & more!

Originally, I booked the AP room plus dining package from 8/31-9/3 for my daughter & myself. I work as a nurse and my time with my daughter is so limited during the week. I lucked out as my resort was included in the late summer sale and saved about $105 on my room. We are staying 4 days & 3 nights. I decided to use that $105 and upgrade to the DxDDP, after thinking really hard about upgrading. I thought it would be a great way to see the characters for my daughter (it's too hot to stand in the lines & wait for the characters imo), get a break from the heat and to also try new places.

my daughter & I.

We will be returning to Disney in October, November & December and be on the Plus dining plan and I think this upcoming trip will give me ideas where to eat on our upcoming trips. This is our first time on a dining plan. Other trips, I paid OOP for small meals in the parks. We have eaten at Chef Mickey's & Tusker House before & paid OOP.

My daughter is 2 (30 months) which is also a bonus as she will be eating from my plate. The majority of our ADR's are character buffets & she can have her own plate and have a great time with the characters. She still babbles about meeting Mickey & Minnie at Chef Mickey's.

I will be writing a review with pics of our Labor day/birthday weekend trip & hopefully it can be helpful to others. I've gotten some great tips while on this site.

We were just in Disney in April and rode everything suitable for her age about 3 times each so I'm in no rush to stand in epic lines while dealing with meltdowns.


Friday (drive in from Jacksonville in the morning)
12:05 Crystal Palace lunch
7:30 'Ohana dinner
-MK day


Saturday
8:10 CRT breakfast
3:30 Mama Melrose dinner F! package
(use a snack credit if we're hungry before Fantasmic)
-DHS day after breakfast at CRT in MK.


Sunday
9:50 Cape May Cafe breakfast (our only time to see Minnie)
6:00 The Garden Grill dinner
(use snack credits if we're hungry afterwards)
-Epcot day then off to MK for electrical parade + wishes & EMH.


Monday
10:15 Tusker House breakfast
2:30 Sanaa lunch
-spending our last hours @ AK.

Thanks for reading!



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Old 08-10-2012, 07:02 PM   #2
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Joining in You and your daughter are beautiful! I love eating at WDW and hope to do DxDDP one day
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:10 PM   #3
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Count me in!

Oh, and I'll add your link to my list.
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:41 AM   #4
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thank you!

i have a high end dslr & will be taking a lot of pictures. given, most of my ADR's are character buffets (minus crt, sanaa, mama melrose & 'ohana) but i'm hoping it will be helpful.

20 days & counting!!!

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Old 08-11-2012, 05:19 PM   #5
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Joining in. Looking forward to your report.
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:25 PM   #6
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Your daughter is such a cutie pie!

I think she will love your meal choices. You are very smart to chose buffets too. She will get a variety plus you don't have to wait on the food to come!

Looking forward to reading your reviews. Hope you have a great trip!
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:41 PM   #7
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debating if i should change our o'hana reservation to:

a. kouzzina (1 TS...then head to epcot for emh after exploring the boardwalk)

b. a signature meal (which means i would have to either drop a 1 TS meal or pay OOP for it. looks like cape may breakfast would be the cheapest).

never been to o'hana but i have been to brazillian steak houses before. this seems to be the same premise but with a "polynesian" flair.

it is my birthday trip...so i'm considering the change.

decisions, decisions!

btw, my daughter is so ready to see minnie!

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Old 08-21-2012, 05:31 PM   #8
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10 days left until my birthday celebration at disney with my daughter!

checked in online and I am so terribly excited.

so ready to stuff my face!
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:36 PM   #9
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Yay that your trip is only 10 days away! You have lots of fun meals planned, and I think you've done a great job picking places that should be fun and also have enjoyable food.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:22 PM   #11
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my best friend will be joining us on this trip.

he purchased the 4 day military park hopper pass and will be paying for all of his meals OOP during our trip. this will give me great cost analysis in terms of being on a dining plan or paying OOP.

5 more sleeps.....sooooo excited !
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I'm in! You'll be dining at some of our favs! Have a great trip!
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Joining in! You have some great places on your list.
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:48 PM   #14
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Hope you have a great trip, emmebear!

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List of DISers with Upcoming Trips - and - Aug./Sept. Game - and - June/July Game

MAY 2012 REVIEW - DD's Graduation Celebration -and- NOV. 2011 REVIEW - Let them eat steak!

MAY 2011 REVIEW - My 50th Birthday -and- NOV. 2010 REVIEW - Our 25th Anniversary


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Old 08-30-2012, 05:57 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by emmebear
10 days left until my birthday celebration at disney with my daughter!

checked in online and I am so terribly excited.

so ready to stuff my face!
ROFL!!!! Happy Birthday in advance!!! Yes, we LOVE stuffing our faces and mainly gt the DP for this reason. Whatever we can't finish, we just save for l8r. Ur trip sounds gr8. We've been to all those places & had an awesome time. Hollywood and Vine for Playhouse Disney us another good one at HW Studios. 14 days and counting for us
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