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Old 06-17-2009, 01:57 PM   #16
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Cool

How funny is it that the online ADR application is available just a few days after I had my 90 day mark!

It would have save me an hour on the phone! Crazy...it did allow me to book a character breakfast at O'Hana on our last day before we head home!

Can't complain too much, right?
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:52 PM   #17
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Raecheal - just noticed your quote says "Obsessive Cullen Disorder" I LOVE IT!

Well, I woke up at 7am to call the dining hotline

It's about 7:50 and I'm still on hold. It's a little crazy...they should have a toll free number. (If they do, I didn't know about it! )

I guess it will all be worth it when I get what I want...
Fingers STILL crossed!
Thanks.. I love it too.. I'm def. Obssessssssssssed. I can't wait for New Moon to come out. You a fan?

I can't believe you were on hold for longer than 50 minutes... but i'm glad it all worked out in the end???

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I am SO happy that I got up early and waited on hold for over an hour!

Here's What I got:

Sat - 9/12 - California Grill @ 7:40pm
I am the most thrilled with this one!
This is our first night, and We will be celebrating our Anniversary Dinner here!
Just in time for Fireworks!

Sun - 9/13 - Tony’s @ 6:05pm

As this is "our" place, I didn't want to miss out on this one!

Tues - 9/15 - Sanaa @ 2:10pm
I've always wanted to see the Animal Kingdom Lodge, and this is our chance!
We're having a late lunch here and then heading over to MK for MNSSHP!

Thurs - 9/17 - Tusker House @ 8:20am
This is a character breakfast. There's still a ton of things at the Animal Kingdom that we haven't explored!
I'm hoping that an early start here helps us out!
I just have to remember not to overeat at the buffet!

We were planning on going to the Hoop De Do Review with a couple cast members who we havn't seen for a while...They were going to use their discount, but apparently the 9:30 shows are already booked that week for the amount of seats they save for cast members. We decided to pass and we'll just meet them someplace else for dinner! No biggie!

I'm SO doing the happy dance right now!
I love, LOVE your Adr's.. My fav on your list because its really the only one we've personally tried in the past is Tony's and the Tusker House!!

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How funny is it that the online ADR application is available just a few days after I had my 90 day mark!

It would have save me an hour on the phone! Crazy...it did allow me to book a character breakfast at O'Hana on our last day before we head home!

Can't complain too much, right?

It probably would have saved you an hour on the phone.. but maybe you wouldn't have gotten your the adr's that you wanted.

I made an online reservation this morning.. it was pretty easy actually.
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Old 06-17-2009, 03:08 PM   #18
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Doing it online was MUCH easier then calling that silly hotline!

I also just found out that since we didn't get Hoop De Do, we're meeting our friends at T-Rex for dinner the second night we're there!
I can't wait! I REALLY want to see the Ice room!

(and yes I LOVE Twilight! I'm a Jacob Fan...can't wait for NewMoon! )
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:05 PM   #19
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Hey everyone! It's been a while!

It's exactly 2 months and 1 Week until our road trip!

So...I've been playing around with the online ADR system!

While I think it is much easier than calling...if you want to switch anything around, there's no way to do that other than to call. It's also been down quite a bit...I guess they still have some kinks to work out

I've added to our ADR's and booked us the Character Breakfast at O'Hana's on our last day. I'm secretly a big fan of Stitch!
(Shhhh - don't tell the Beast, I wouldn't want to start a fight for my affection! )

I've already told my husband, that I want to take pictures at all the places we eat so I can post reviews when we get back!

This vacation can't get here fast enough!
Until next time...
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:10 PM   #20
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On a side note...major prayers and condolences to the family of the driver killed in that monorail accident. So sad...
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:53 PM   #21
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Doing it online was MUCH easier then calling that silly hotline!

I also just found out that since we didn't get Hoop De Do, we're meeting our friends at T-Rex for dinner the second night we're there!
I can't wait! I REALLY want to see the Ice room!

(and yes I LOVE Twilight! I'm a Jacob Fan...can't wait for NewMoon! )
Your right... doing it online is much easier.. I LOVE IT. I"ve never heard of an ice room...

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On a side note...major prayers and condolences to the family of the driver killed in that monorail accident. So sad...
Completely agree.. that is so sad.

Your almost at 2 months...
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:45 AM   #22
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I love the online adr system..i got to rearrange some ADR's to get closer to the time I wanted!!
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:41 AM   #23
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I"ve never heard of an ice room...
Here is a picture from the Ice Room at the T-Rex Restraunt in DTD - it really does look cool!
(I'm sure it's not actually made of ice, it just looks like ice)




At the moment they're not showing ADR's available for when we want to go, but I'm gonna keep trying!
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:26 PM   #24
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Cool free dining

Personally the free dining sounds nice, heck the dining plan even if you pay is nice but we chose not to do so and we have 2 kids and here is why.

#1, the free plan is only available while the kids are in school.

#2, in our last 2 years at disney we have found that not only are the people using the plan confused on what they can buy without being overly charged the people at the registers sometimes seem just as confused.

#3, you seem to need to have to have a dining reservation everyday to make it work. We like pretty much food on the go. Is it boring almost eating the same thing every day, yea but we like what we like and have a great time.

Enjoy your vacation.
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:24 PM   #25
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Sounds like that works for you guys David...My hubby and I like to try a variety of things while we're on vacation. I'll keep an eye out for confused cashiers though!
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Old 08-05-2009, 03:52 PM   #26
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Hi everyone! It's been a while!

We're almost at our 30 day mark and I absolutely can't wait to get away. It's been a tough few weeks, and DH and I really need a vacation! I have been working for an agency for the past year (and loving it) but assignments seem to be coming few and far between, so I'm out and about in the job market again, and boy is it tough!

On a happier note...

My In-Laws just got back from a trip to the World, and they were constantly sending us pictures on their phone. (MIL just got a Blackberry Storm and One of those Mini Laptop things so she's been having fun and doing what she calls "staying connected" )

They stayed off property (I know...) and when they got back, they informed us that they want to go again with the Family next year so we can all celebrate a few things together...It will be:
  • Their 40th Anniversary
  • Mine and DH's 5th Anniversary
  • Nephew's10th Birthday and his Brother's 5th Birthday (this will be a surprise to them)

So now I'm DOUBLE excited - I get to go this year, AND next year too!

Here's to staying positive!
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Old 08-05-2009, 05:39 PM   #27
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This Year's Trip

Where: All Star Music
When: September 12th thru the 20th
Why: 4th Anniversary AND Free Dining
How: Our first Disney Road Trip!



Here is a little background on my previous Disney Adventures:

1992 - 1995: Started my Obsession with the World when I was in High School.
Our Choir traveled there every year for Magic Music Days where we got to sing and perform in the parks! Such a cool experience for a teenager!

1997: Took my brother on his first trip to the world. I felt like splurging so we stayed at the Yacht Club. It was a lot of fun.

1998: First Family Vacation - Stayed at Port Orleans - We went for New years this year. New Years Eve at the Parks is a little crazy!
I've never seen so many people! We waited in line over 2 hours to get onto Space Mountain!

1999 - 2000: a few short misc trips staying with friends and once at All Star Sports.
I was hoping to get a job and move to Florida, but alas..it wasn't in the cards for me...

2001: My first trip with DBF (who is now DH) We stayed at All Star Movies - This was his First trip to the World!
I was MORE than happy to be his Tour Guide!
2005: Disneymoon! We stayed Offsite. My In-Laws gave us their time share for a week as a Wedding Present. It was awesome!
2006 - 2008: Anniversary Trips to the World, also spent OffSite
Needless to say, We're very excited to get back onsite this year!

i just found your PTR!! and we are also staying at all star music we will be there sept 10-20 and staying in the Calyspo preferred building! happy 4th anniversary!! my hubby and i will be celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary while on our trip I am sure we will run into each other at some point while at the resort!!
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i just found your PTR!! and we are also staying at all star music we will be there sept 10-20 and staying in the Calyspo preferred building! happy 4th anniversary!! my hubby and i will be celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary while on our trip I am sure we will run into each other at some point while at the resort!!
Congrats to you too! Fingers crossed for good weather this year! NO HURRICANES!!! (I'm reading your PTR now!)
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Congrats to you too! Make sure you get your Anniversary Pins!
Have you ever stayed at ASMu? I really want to request the Broadway Section!

yes we have stayed at ASMU before!! we love it!! we were POP lovers LOL then we went to book our 2007 trip for 8 people and there was no room at POP but to our suprise we enjoyed ASMU sooo much better!!! I think its quieter than POP because its smaller and the buses seem better to me too The broadway section is so pretty!! you should request it for sure
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I was editing as you were replying!

I'm glad to hear that ASMu is quiet...I was contemplating POP this year but they were already booked!

Do you guys have any special plans? I was very excited to finally get an ADR for The CA Grill!
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