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Old 02-10-2009, 11:26 AM   #121
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That is the great thing about WDW - there is something to suit everyone's taste!!!

Ohhh, you are tempting me into looking at POFQ - I have always wanted to stay there. I love New Orleans and it looks like a great place to stay!
Aubriee -

Look what you made me do - I just called and switched to the Port Orleans French Quarter

When you said the price difference was only $222.00, I figured "what the heck, I'm worth $222!!!"

One of the main reasons I decided to switch is I was wondering what I would do in the evening since the parks close so early. Now I can spend time exploring POFQ!!!

This trip just keeps getting better and better!!!!
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:32 PM   #122
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I believe Wild by Design is only offered on Thursdays and Fridays.I am taking it on Thursday May 14th. I'll have to take the early morning Tusker House character bus, because the tour starts at 8:30am.

If you are interested, you can check on the allears site under the Rate & Review section and you can see the guests ratings for each tour:

Backstage Magic--9.27
Backstage Safari--9.13
Undiscovered Future World--7.70
Wild by Design--9.38
There's an early morning Tusker House CB Bus???? I didn't know that. Where can I get more info? I was planning to take a taxi for my 8:30 Backstage Safari tour, but I rather use the bus.
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:11 AM   #123
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Aubriee -

Look what you made me do - I just called and switched to the Port Orleans French Quarter

When you said the price difference was only $222.00, I figured "what the heck, I'm worth $222!!!"

One of the main reasons I decided to switch is I was wondering what I would do in the evening since the parks close so early. Now I can spend time exploring POFQ!!!

This trip just keeps getting better and better!!!!
Now wait just a gosh darn tuttin minute! I am innocent, innocent I tell you! I was just thinking it's funny the things that are important to us in a resort. Some people like the enclosed hallways of the deluxe, whereas I prefer the open walkways of a Value or Moderate. I love the buses, so staying on a monorail resort doesn't even interest me. I don't use the pools, so the pool amenities mean nothing to me. I seldom use the restaurant at my resort, so again those mean nothing to me. However, I do like the ceiling fans, covered bus stops, and the boats to DTD and, for this trip at least, was willing to pay the $222.00 to upgrade from my preferred room at AS Movies to POFQ to get them. Call me strange, but it was really the covered bus stops that made me switch. Now the year I rented DVC points and stayed in a studio at BW was great. I spent most of my time that trip at Epcot for the Flower Festival and it was great being able to just walk over there. Seriously I think you'll love POFQ. I've stayed there a couple of times before and just love it. The CMs are all so great and so very friendly. If we both get back from the parks in time, maybe we can go hear the jazz musician over at the Scats Club and don't forget they have bignets in the food court. YUM!!!

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There's an early morning Tusker House CB Bus???? I didn't know that. Where can I get more info? I was planning to take a taxi for my 8:30 Backstage Safari tour, but I rather use the bus.
All the parks that have character breakfasts have an early morning character bus to get the guests to them. If you call WDW dining they'll know nothing about them, but believe me they're there. I've used them for years. In fact we had an early morning breakfast almost every day when I was there in Sept and we used them. I've also used them for almost every tour I've taken. I've also used them just when I've wanted to get to the parks early to take some pictures. You are supposed to be there for the tours at least 15-30 minutes early I believe, so I'd be waiting at the bus stop by 7:15-7:30am. Believe me an AK bus will come along and what's great is they are always almost totally empty.
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:14 AM   #124
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Now wait just a gosh darn tuttin minute! I am innocent, innocent I tell you! I was just thinking it's funny the things that are important to us in a resort. Some people like the enclosed hallways of the deluxe, whereas I prefer the open walkways of a Value or Moderate. I love the buses, so staying on a monorail resort doesn't even interest me. I don't use the pools, so the pool amenities mean nothing to me. I seldom use the restaurant at my resort, so again those mean nothing to me. However, I do like the ceiling fans, covered bus stops, and the boats to DTD and, for this trip at least, was willing to pay the $222.00 to upgrade from my preferred room at AS Movies to POFQ to get them. Call me strange, but it was really the covered bus stops that made me switch. Now the year I rented DVC points and stayed in a studio at BW was great. I spent most of my time that trip at Epcot for the Flower Festival and it was great being able to just walk over there. Seriously I think you'll love POFQ. I've stayed there a couple of times before and just love it. The CMs are all so great and so very friendly. If we both get back from the parks in time, maybe we can go hear the jazz musician over at the Scats Club and don't forget they have bignets in the food court. YUM!!!

Hi Aubriee -

Bignets, ummmm - you are making my mouth water. I read a little about the food served in the food court and that definitely made my decision easier. I love cajun and creole food!

Going to Scats sounds like a great idea

What are your travel dates - I'm there from 5/12 - 5/19.
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Old 02-11-2009, 07:03 AM   #125
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Drum roll please...

After months of painfully waiting for May hours to be released and waiting for my 90 day window to open - the wait is OVER!!!!

I was FINALLY able to make my ADRs this morning!

I got to work early to make sure I could call at 7:00 am this morning. I am very happy that I got everything I wanted!!!

Here's my schedule with ADRs -

Wednesday, May 13th
Magic Kingdom
Crystal Palace - Birthday breakfast (Thanks, Clare!)
(with Adrian, Rich, Clare, Theresa, and Vanessa)

EPCOT
Le Cellier - Birthday dinner (Thanks, Rich!)
(with Adrian, Rich, Clare, Theresa, and Vanessa)

Thursday, May 14th
Animal Kingdom/Hollywood Studio's
Brown Derby - Dinner - Fantasmic! package

Friday, May 15th
Hollywood Studios
Prime Time Cafe - Dinner (after the park closes)

Saturday, May 16th
EPCOT
Rose & Crown - Dinner

Sunday, May 17th
Animal Kingdom
Tusker House - Lunch - Finding Nemo the Musical package

Monday, May 18th
Magic Kingdom
No ADRs

With the exception of CP and PTC, I have not eaten at these restaurants so I am excited about trying some new places this trip.
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That's good to know about the buses, Vanassa...thanks for telling me. I will be waiting at 7:15 for the bus to AK, don't want to miss my safari tour..
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That's good to know about the buses, Vanassa...thanks for telling me. I will be waiting at 7:15 for the bus to AK, don't want to miss my safari tour..
No problem! Wish I could take the credit, but I found out about them here on the DIS.

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Bignets, ummmm - you are making my mouth water. I read a little about the food served in the food court and that definitely made my decision easier. I love cajun and creole food!

Going to Scats sounds like a great idea

What are your travel dates - I'm there from 5/12 - 5/19.
May 9th-16th It looks like we'll be eating breakfast and dinner together on the 13th at Crystal Palace and Le Cellier.
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Your schedule looks great Angela
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May 9th-16th It looks like we'll be eating breakfast and dinner together on the 13th at Crystal Palace and Le Cellier.

I am such a goof! I meant to include everyone's name. I fixed it
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Your schedule looks great Angela

Thanks, Clare! I can relax now that I've made my ADRs
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Thanks, Clare! I can relax now that I've made my ADRs
LOL - the next thing of course is to work out what clothes you're going to be taking
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LOL - the next thing of course is to work out what clothes you're going to be taking
You just had to go and spoil for me by talking about clothes

Packing is my least favorite thing about traveling. The good news is that since it's just me, I will only have to pack 1/3 as much as I normally do.

I was thinking about packing everything into a carry on bag and doing during the trip, but I doubt that I'll do that.
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Since we are on the subject of ADR's, does anyone want me to add them to Adrian and Rich's ADR's? (See above)
Thanks Rich but based on my schedule I won't be able to join you and Adrian for your other ADRs.

When I see you on the 13th be sure to tell me what you had for lunch at the Brown Derby. The menu looks so good that I'm not sure what I'll order.
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My dumb laptop ate my ADR list twice! See the previous post on Page 8 and let Adrian and I know if you want to join us .....
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