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Old 01-27-2013, 01:19 AM   #16
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What was dinner like on WDW day? I think I read somewhere that the MDR's have open seating and the buffet is open really late? Curious what the options are that night. Thanks.
Options were:

Lumieres (open seating) 6:00pm-9:00pm
Parrot Cay (buffet) 6:30pm-9:30pm
Topsiders (buffet) 9:00pm-12:30pm
Pinocchio’s Pizzeria 7:00pm-1:00am

We ate at Lumieres a little after 6 and it was real nice and quiet.
We also had a load of laundry running during our dinner, so there was no wait or line.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:29 AM   #17
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Thank you thank you! Did you do WDW? How did it go?
We went to Magic Kingdon and then Epcot, both were not too crowded. It was cold that day. Shuttle service was smooth. We left the ship at 8:45 am. We left the park at 5:00pm. Ride took aobut 1.5 hours. We missed rush hour both ways.

We heard that the folks who has very early departures, like at 7am, had to wait until the shuttle was full, then had to wait until the parks openned.

We also hears some of the folks that left the parks at 9pm (peak time) had a little wait, but there were plenty of shuttles lined up to take them all back to the ship.
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Thanks so much for the info! A couple more questions on WDW day...

What time did the shuttles start running back to the ship, and where were they?
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:32 AM   #19
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What was the rotation in the mdr's? And what special menus did they have?

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Old 01-27-2013, 07:04 AM   #20
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We heard that the folks who has very early departures, like at 7am, had to wait until the shuttle was full, then had to wait until the parks openned.
We were on a 7:15 bus to DHS (that actually left when it was full, a few minutes *before* 7:15) and were at the park around 8:30-8:40. We had character breakfast reservations at Hollywood and Vine at 9:05 and were able to walk right in to our breakfast when we got there, even though it was early. We did a few things at DHS then took the "Friendship boat" over to Epcot for the rest of the day.

Coming back, I think the shuttles started around 3:15 from the parks; they distributed a schedule the night before with the bus stop location numbers at each park. They were officially scheduled to run hourly; we raced to make it to the 8:15 one and reached the stop at about 8:05 only to watch it pull away (full). Thankfully they had another coming 15 minutes or so later----we were afraid we'd have to wait for the scheduled 9:15 one.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:28 AM   #21
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Thanks so much for the info! A couple more questions on WDW day...

What time did the shuttles start running back to the ship, and where were they?
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:46 AM   #22
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What was the rotation in the mdr's? And what special menus did they have?

Thanks!
No rotations on board just these options:

Lumieres (open seating) 6:00pm-9:00pm
Parrot Cay (buffet) 6:30pm-9:30pm
Topsiders (buffet) 9:00pm-12:30pm
Pinocchio’s Pizzeria 7:00pm-1:00am

We ate at Lumieres and the menue seemed to be limited.
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I saw this posted on another thread, hope this is what you were asking.

1) LAAPOAPL
2) APPLOPLA
3) PLLAOLAP
*The O is WDW day and they will not have rotational dining that night.

L= Lumieres
A= Artist Palate
P= Parrot Cay
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:20 AM   #24
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I saw this posted on another thread, hope this is what you were asking.

1) LAAPOAPL
2) APPLOPLA
3) PLLAOLAP
*The O is WDW day and they will not have rotational dining that night.

L= Lumieres
A= Artist Palate
P= Parrot Cay
Thanks
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I saw this posted on another thread, hope this is what you were asking.

1) LAAPOAPL
2) APPLOPLA
3) PLLAOLAP
*The O is WDW day and they will not have rotational dining that night.

L= Lumieres
A= Artist Palate
P= Parrot Cay
Yes, thanks! I meant rotations for the week!
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:44 PM   #26
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Info I received for DCL

On 8-night Bahamian cruises out of Galveston:
*Nights 1, 3, 4, 5, & 8: cruise casual
*Night 2: "formal night": formal wear for men: tuxedo or suit; for
women: gown or dress
*Night 6: pirate night with deck cruise casual or bring your
best pirate outfit!
*Night 7: "semi-formal night": semi-formal wear for men: suit/jacket;
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Thanks everyone, the information is very helpful!

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We did a few things at DHS then took the "Friendship boat" over to Epcot for the rest of the day.
What is a "Friendship boat"?
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What was dinner like on WDW day? I think I read somewhere that the MDR's have open seating and the buffet is open really late? Curious what the options are that night. Thanks.

There is open dining that night. On your KTTW card, it will show that you are eating at the restaurant. They have set times for this restaurant. And the buffet (Topsiders) was open really late, as were the places around the pool.
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I saw this posted on another thread, hope this is what you were asking.

1) LAAPOAPL
2) APPLOPLA
3) PLLAOLAP
*The O is WDW day and they will not have rotational dining that night.

L= Lumieres
A= Artist Palate
P= Parrot Cay

This isn't what our cards looked like (at least mine) for the rotations. We did not have an 'O' in the rotations. And I know my rotation was different than any of these.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:54 PM   #30
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Just returned from this cruise and it was amazing!!! We had the most excellent weather

The buses started to leave for WDW once the ship cleared customs. There were a TON of us waiting to get off the ship, but they took a bit longer than what was stated. SHould have been off by 615, but cleared at 630-ish. Then onto a bus and we left. We definitely didn't wait for our bus to fill. And the Epcot bus that left just before us, was not full either. Was a super quick and quiet ride to Epcot.

I found the parks really busy. Did 3 of the parks, Animal Kingdom was the quietest. MK was crazy. There were a bunch of Brazil tour groups roaming around.

I found leaving the parks was just as smooth. Even though the had 'scheduled' times to leave, the buses continuously ran. They had a CM waiting at the line at MK with a cooler full of water for us.

The return shuttles started at around 300. AT MK, they were just assigned a number in the resort bus line. It was the last one on the right.

Any other questions, ask away!!! It was an amazing amazing cruise
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