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Old 05-31-2008, 09:22 PM   #106
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Love the photopass pictures!

I fly Southwest and love it. We fly out of TF Green and SW has several direct flights to Orlando at good times and with reasonable prices. Its so much easier to fly out of the small airports. I refuse to drive to or in Boston , though I will ride with others. On my own, I take the train.

I have never been to any of the restauraunts you're thinking of but I'd love to try Kona!
50s PT sounds good too.
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I decided for Counter Service I really want to try the Anandapur (I am butchering this I am sure) in AK. I wanted to this past trip but was vetoed by little people wanting pizza. This time I am trying it. The Mango Mini Pie is calling my name.
Same thing happened to me.
I wanted Flame Tree, my little people wanted the pizza too.

Tusker house sounds great.
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awesome seats for the AI show!

Tusker house was a great breakfast!!!! The food was really yummy!
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Great seats for the AI show! You will have a blast being that close, I am sure!

Hurray for Tusker House breakfast! We are eating there in June -- it's one of the ones I most look forward to trying.
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Allyson,
You sound a lot more excited about this batch of ADR's, which is what's really important, and great to hear.

Oh, regarding parking at Boardwalk to eat at Cape May - that probably won't fly - but if she has your ADR number, I bet she could park at the Beach Club/Yacht Club.

Oh, keep the Marrakesh - there is live entertainment. GREAT for dining alone! And dessert in France, I'm not sure how you can beat that.

I had the same experience booking ADR's when I went with just a 2 year old that one time - it was literally 2 weeks before the trip that we decided to go (joining in on a friend's trip) and I was really pleased at how generally easy it was to get a table for 2, pretty much wherever and whenever I wanted. Also nice how relatively little you pay for 1 adult and a free toddler - makes doing an OOP completely doable. Great choice adding that before-park-openining ADR. You reminded me to do that for our trip in November. I'd better get on the horn about that TODAY! Thanks for thinking of that one while I still have half a chance at getting it! (Cause it's all about ME on your pre-tripie. )

What is it about those kids and the Pizzafari? My kids have the same preference.
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Cape May Cafe for dinner on Saturday! Thank you to all the Cape May fans and to PiscesAngel (shouting out to you again!) for bringing to my attention Oreo Bon Bons! Your recommendations sold me on trying it. And believe it or not I do live in New England but don't very often eat clams. Even though I like them. So it will still be a treat! Then I figure my friend and I can walk around the Boardwalk. Question, will she be able to park at the Boardwalk? She is driving obviously since she lives in the Orlando area and is not going to be going to Epcot with me or anything.
I think you'll really like Cape May. The Oreo bon bons are quite good as well, be sure you save room! Your friend will be able to park at the Beach Club by giving your name and saying you have an ADR. We were staying off property when we ate there and parked without a problem. We also spent quite a bit of time walking around the Boardwalk afterwards, even watching Illuminations from there with out moving the car. Your dining plan looks great, it's making me hungry!
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OOOOH Allyson do Marrakesh! I LOVE it there! Don't worry about dessert, that's what snack credits are for You don't have to feel bad about it either cause your dining is FREE! Kona is AWESOME too, you will LOVE it!
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Thanks for the shout out (again!)

It sounds like you've got some really great ADRs - I can't wait to hear more about Marrakesh because I've always wanted to try it! And I am so happy for you getting the 8:05am Tusker House ADR - that rocks!

Not to mention the seats for David Cook! That will be so much fun!!

Thanks for sharing all of your plans. This is almost like watching the behind-the-scenes making of a movie, I can't wait to see how it turns out!
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Phew! I had to catch up - as I was in Baltimore over the weekend watching Manny Ramirez hit his 500th!!

Your ADR's sound great. We had a good meal at MM last December. I'd say it's a little better than Olive Garden but nothing like you get in the North End. It's not dark and not particularly romantic so I don't think you'd feel uncomfortable.


I liked your idea of munching your way around World Showcase - but the CS's you are picking sound good too. And I love that you are doing a character breakfast at AK!

Great seats for AI - I'm a big Cook fan! Did you see his Disney commercial?
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Love the photopass pictures!

I fly Southwest and love it. We fly out of TF Green and SW has several direct flights to Orlando at good times and with reasonable prices. Its so much easier to fly out of the small airports. I refuse to drive to or in Boston , though I will ride with others. On my own, I take the train.

I have never been to any of the restauraunts you're thinking of but I'd love to try Kona!
50s PT sounds good too.
Oh good, another thumbs up for SW! Yes driving in Boston is right up there with getting a root canal for me!

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Same thing happened to me.
I wanted Flame Tree, my little people wanted the pizza too.

Tusker house sounds great.
It is a revolt and their battle cry is "PIZZA!"


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awesome seats for the AI show!

Tusker house was a great breakfast!!!! The food was really yummy!
Oh good, I can't wait to try it!

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Great seats for the AI show! You will have a blast being that close, I am sure!

Hurray for Tusker House breakfast! We are eating there in June -- it's one of the ones I most look forward to trying.
Oh we will love it I'm sure. It is Bashful's first real concert though and I've tried telling her how loud it is but I still worry (she isn't a huge fan of really loud). I think I might bring ear plugs for her to cut the sound a smidge.
And I can't wait to read your Tusker House review when you return!

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Allyson,
You sound a lot more excited about this batch of ADR's, which is what's really important, and great to hear.

Oh, regarding parking at Boardwalk to eat at Cape May - that probably won't fly - but if she has your ADR number, I bet she could park at the Beach Club/Yacht Club.

Oh, keep the Marrakesh - there is live entertainment. GREAT for dining alone! And dessert in France, I'm not sure how you can beat that.

I had the same experience booking ADR's when I went with just a 2 year old that one time - it was literally 2 weeks before the trip that we decided to go (joining in on a friend's trip) and I was really pleased at how generally easy it was to get a table for 2, pretty much wherever and whenever I wanted. Also nice how relatively little you pay for 1 adult and a free toddler - makes doing an OOP completely doable. Great choice adding that before-park-openining ADR. You reminded me to do that for our trip in November. I'd better get on the horn about that TODAY! Thanks for thinking of that one while I still have half a chance at getting it! (Cause it's all about ME on your pre-tripie. )

What is it about those kids and the Pizzafari? My kids have the same preference.
Good point on the Boardwalk/BC thing! LOL!

DId you make your ADRs yet? Did you? Did you huh? Get on the horn girl!

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I think you'll really like Cape May. The Oreo bon bons are quite good as well, be sure you save room! Your friend will be able to park at the Beach Club by giving your name and saying you have an ADR. We were staying off property when we ate there and parked without a problem. We also spent quite a bit of time walking around the Boardwalk afterwards, even watching Illuminations from there with out moving the car. Your dining plan looks great, it's making me hungry!
They sound really good! And I will be sure that I give my friend the ADR number in case she needs it. Good tip on seeing Illuminations from there! I definately want to see it. Maybe she'll want to stick around and we can watch from there.

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OOOOH Allyson do Marrakesh! I LOVE it there! Don't worry about dessert, that's what snack credits are for You don't have to feel bad about it either cause your dining is FREE! Kona is AWESOME too, you will LOVE it!
A Marrakesh lover! Yea! Any recommendations for a fave dish?

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Thanks for the shout out (again!)

It sounds like you've got some really great ADRs - I can't wait to hear more about Marrakesh because I've always wanted to try it! And I am so happy for you getting the 8:05am Tusker House ADR - that rocks!

Not to mention the seats for David Cook! That will be so much fun!!

Thanks for sharing all of your plans. This is almost like watching the behind-the-scenes making of a movie, I can't wait to see how it turns out!
It is fun to have you all along for the ride. Really! I don't have anyone else to talk about this with. I mean Grumpy, well he really doesn't care, and my kids don't know. I have told only one friend because she loves me and would support me in whatever wacky thing I decided to do. Any other friends and family I just feel like they would look at me like I was a loon. As a Mom, esp as a Mom, it is hard to tell someone "I'm going to Disney World alone". They don't get it. I think only a true DISer would understand! So thank you all for listening to me ramble and helping me make decisions!

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Phew! I had to catch up - as I was in Baltimore over the weekend watching Manny Ramirez hit his 500th!!

Your ADR's sound great. We had a good meal at MM last December. I'd say it's a little better than Olive Garden but nothing like you get in the North End. It's not dark and not particularly romantic so I don't think you'd feel uncomfortable.


I liked your idea of munching your way around World Showcase - but the CS's you are picking sound good too. And I love that you are doing a character breakfast at AK!

Great seats for AI - I'm a big Cook fan! Did you see his Disney commercial?
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Whoo Hoo lucky you at the Sox game! That is cool that you were there for Manny's big day!

So many places to eat, so little time!

And another Cook fan, I knew I liked you! I did see his commercial, isn't he just so cute? I downloaded This Is The Time from iTunes and it has become my running theme song. Such a great song to run to when you are just feeling like you can't push it anymore, it inspires you to keep moving!

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What to do at the Magic Kingdom?

Before I discuss what to do at the MK I have to tell you something. I learned something new today, right here on the DIS. Now I consider myself a pretty knowledgable Disney girl. I read a lot of books (just finished Realityland--LOVED IT), watch all the requisite Travel Channel shows (over and over) and log many,many hours here on the DIS. I feel like I know my stuff. Well I had no idea the restaurant Tokyo Dining even existed. I knew of Teppan Edo but never, ever have I heard of the other one. *GASP* How did I miss this? I really like Japanese food but the idea of sitting with strangers at a cooking table turned me off so I dismissed dining in Japan. However dining at my own table, well that changes everything. Now it will be the battle of Morocco vs Japan. I may need a few days to figure this one out!

Where did I learn of this place you wonder? Well let me tell you. There is this Dining Trippie that I am loving right now. Here is the link:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1820513

Marcia went solo AND on the Deluxe Dining Plan! She has loads and loads Food Porn if that is your thing and great writing. Check it out! And no she is not paying me to push her Trippie. She doesn't even know me, I'm just a fan of her report!

So my topic tonight.....what to do at the Magic Kingdom.

Here is the scoop peeps, I want to make the most of this Solo Adventure. I want to not only see the things I want to see and do the things I want to do but I want to have new experiences that perhaps I've never had the opportunity or time or ability to do.

So please feel free to post what YOU would like to do if you were taking a solo trip. You might have this great idea of something I hadn't thought of that I would like to do. My goal is to make a list for each park and perhaps make some super cute binder like Charleston Princess and put them in there. Maybe laminate them and cross things off with a marker as I do them, gosh am I getting too geeky? Anyway bring on your "What I would do if I were going to the Magic Kingdom alone" ideas!

What do I have so far?

*Keys to the Kingdom---booked! This was a must must do for me. My family would never do a tour and I really, really want to do one. This is 5 hours long and gets great reviews. You go behind the scenes a bit and see the Utilitors and ride a few rides. You get earpieces to hear the Tour Guide and have lunch at CHH. I have heard it is wonderful. I already booked for 8:30am on the 24th. If you book with a Disney Visa you get 20% off making it $48.

*Ride the Trolley--Becky commented on this a few pages back. You know, I never have ridden the trolley. And I want to! So I will!

*See the Roy/Minnie statue and the Walt/Mickey statues up close. Nope, I never have.

*Go to the Hall of Presidents, just because I haven't been since I was like, well a very long time ago.

*Get some sort of treat at the Main Street Bakery and sit and eat it and watch the people go by. Can *never* do this with the kids. They are all about the rides and stopping to people watch, not going to happen. And eating a delicious treat is much more treat-ish when you aren't involved in squabbles over who knocked over whos drink or whose cupcake has more sprinkles or why is it so hot or why can't we go doooooooo something. You get my drift?

Of course I must ride my favorites which would be, like almost everything. Splash is my numero uno. I love love love it. But will I love this one alone? I don't know. This might be one of those rides you need your peeps on. Or not. I guess time will tell! And Pirates and Haunted Mansion.

So how about you, lay it on me, your MK Must Dos if you were flying solo!

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LOVED the keys to the kingdom tour! it was a fabulous experience! I also love riding the trains all the way around and just watching people while riding!

So far so good!

I am excited to ride BTMRR @ Night!
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Crisis!!

I thought my kids went back to school August 28th which is why my trip has me home the 27th. Well today I emailed the principal just for kicks. They start back the 27th!!!! AUUUUGGGHHHH! I have to be back for the first day,I have to! If not who knows what Grumpy will have them wearing!

I just emailed my lovely TA Jessica to see if she can move my dates to August 22-26 instead. I might just bag the Free Dining, I'd only get it 2 nights and it might just not be worth it. I have a PIN code for the other nights. Oh leave it to me to have some drama! And this means my ADR, my ADR at Kona, would be GONE! I need to see if I can do it a different night.

I checked Southwest and I can move my flights for just another $15 thank goodness!

Never a dull moment!

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I thought my kids went back to school August 28th which is why my trip has me home the 27th. Well today I emailed the principal just for kicks. They start back the 27th!!!! AUUUUGGGHHHH! I have to be back for the first day,I have to! If not who knows what Grumpy will have them wearing!

I just emailed my lovely TA Jessica to see if she can move my dates to August 22-26 instead. I might just bag the Free Dining, I'd only get it 2 nights and it might just not be worth it. I have a PIN code for the other nights. Oh leave it to me to have some drama! And this means my ADR, my ADR at Kona, would be GONE! I need to see if I can do it a different night.

I checked Southwest and I can move my flights for just another $15 thank goodness!

Never a dull moment!

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Oh my gosh! That is a crisis!! I hope you can get everything moved okay. Don't worry about Kona though because I don't think it is one of those that is too terribly hard to book. Good luck!!

(and naturally, let us know what you come up with... )
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YIKES! Now that makes for a little drama huh!

Let's see alone in the MK....

Definitely watch WISHES! I still haven't done this.

See the show in front of the castle- never done this

Shop on Main St. in each store- again never have.

Ride TTA by myself

ride SM, BTMRR, HM, Splash and It's a Small world

get a treat at Main St. bakery

wait in toontown to see princesses- with all boys, I NEVER get to do that!

there ya go! Good luck with switching everything around!
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