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Old 03-26-2013, 08:11 AM   #16
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Thank you for all the input!
If only tomorrow were May 12th! I am ready for the magic!
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:45 AM   #17
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We arrive May 12th too. Very excited, I am ready for warm weather.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:02 AM   #18
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Plan 90 minutes for a Ts meal knowing it could be on either side of that.
Looks good!
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:18 AM   #19
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Looks great! My only comment would be to consider the time of your dinner ressies. We have been there with the kids at 2 and 5, 4 and 7, and 6 and 9 years old and always do at least two TS meals a day (mostly breakfast and dinner). The one thing I have found is that we tend to want to eat earlier at WDW than we do at home, mostly because the kids are getting tired and the later the dinner goes, the crankier the kids get. Not knowing what your usual schedule is, maybe you've already thought of this, but we typically eat between 6:00 and 6:30 at home and we just spent 9 days at Disney in December and all of our dinners were scheduled between 5:00 and 5:30 and even with that, there were a few where the kids were wilting by the end. This can be especially imortant if you run into a slow dining experience or if you are in a restaurant and then have a half an hour or more till you can get them back to the room.
Anyway - have a great time!
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:21 AM   #20
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Looks great! My only comment would be to consider the time of your dinner ressies. We have been there with the kids at 2 and 5, 4 and 7, and 6 and 9 years old and always do at least two TS meals a day (mostly breakfast and dinner). The one thing I have found is that we tend to want to eat earlier at WDW than we do at home, mostly because the kids are getting tired and the later the dinner goes, the crankier the kids get. Not knowing what your usual schedule is, maybe you've already thought of this, but we typically eat between 6:00 and 6:30 at home and we just spent 9 days at Disney in December and all of our dinners were scheduled between 5:00 and 5:30 and even with that, there were a few where the kids were wilting by the end. This can be especially imortant if you run into a slow dining experience or if you are in a restaurant and then have a half an hour or more till you can get them back to the room.
Anyway - have a great time!
Thank you! I keep checking to see if I can make any of my reservations a little earlier for that very reason. If not, I am hoping we will have a very fulfilling rest period before we go off to dinner.
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We arrive May 12th too. Very excited, I am ready for warm weather.
YES! I see you are in New York, so I really should not complain, but the low was 29 here in Charlotte, NC last night. I am so over it! I am ready for palm trees and sandals.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:26 AM   #22
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It all depends on your individual kids and family. Do they do well at sit-down restaurants at home?
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:58 AM   #23
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Looks good to me! the only one i could see myself skipping may be the Plaza for lunch, just because sometimes 2 TS meals in a row is a LOT of food, esp on the dining plan.

We leave in 29 days with my 4 yo(turning 5 while there) and 2.5 yo and we have 1-2 TS per day as well. I like the A/C, the sit down break and the chance to settle my kids down from the excitement of the parks. Have fun!!

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Old 03-26-2013, 02:06 PM   #24
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So, I was reading another thread that got me thinking (don't you just hate it when that happens?!), are too many TS with small children a bad thing? I grew up going to WDW, and my last visit was before I was a mom in 2002. My mom and I are taking my children, and we chose to do mostly TS for dinner because we plan on doing the parks until 2pm, taking a rest, and enjoying dinner. We are on the DDP. I know my kids, and they are used to dining with adults, and being in busy restaurants. Do I have too many TS? And what is the average time spent at one TS? THANKS!

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My children loved the TS restaurants. They liked sitting down to a nice dinner. Having said that, my ressies were much earlier as their bed time was 7:30pm. Anything after 7pm and they were so over stimulated by the day that they hit the wall and it was no fun and we ended up having to leave the restaurant with to go boxes. We also tended to do buffets so we didn't have to wait for food for too long. My children loved Biergarten, Boma, Ohana, and Crystal Palace.

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Old 03-26-2013, 02:16 PM   #25
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My kids would be fine. They have always been used to sit down meals. You have a good mix of character meals, entertaining meals (e.g., Ohana) and regular sit down meals, though your dinners are kind of late. I don't like to book ADRs after 6:30. I find that we NEED a break by 5:30. We tend not to do mid-day breaks so the ADR is a great way to relax and gear up for nighttime entertainment. If your kids are used to TS meals at home, they'll be fine.
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