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Old 06-17-2009, 06:28 AM   #151
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Of course we are awake... Well, I am using the term "we" loosely since there is a guy next to me snoring...

POFQ is not an option this trip, it is sold out for our dates...
Hmmm - It looks like even though they just extended the "Free Dining" booking period a lot of the resorts are booked ...
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:40 AM   #152
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We Got Our ADR's!!!

I just hung up from Disney Dining... I went into the phone call with no faith that we could get anything we wanted ... I was thinking that all this planning of which park on which day stuff would be a waste when I got done doing ADR's, but......

I GOT EVERYTHING WE WANTED WITHIN 5 MINUTES!!!

I could not believe it... The guy I spoke too was laughing at me saying I should relax and not worry about it so much.... I told him "Dude, you have no idea what we have gone through... " I will post our final schedule with ADR's soon...

Now, it is time to ride the wave as we only have 90 days to go!!!

WDW, Here We Come!
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:55 AM   #153
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Everything you wanted? That's awesome!
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:30 AM   #154
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Great to hear another ADR success story!!
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Old 06-17-2009, 09:52 AM   #155
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I always feel like I won the lottery when I get the adr's I want!
pathetic, but true.

I can't believe your mom got hit by a semi!
I'm so glad she was ok, other than the foot.


In the middle of my trip planning disney came out with the buy 4 get 3...it drove me and my family crazy!
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Old 06-17-2009, 03:11 PM   #157
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Okay... I am awake from my nap... I was SO tired... I was going on less than 2 hours of sleep... Terry got a phone call while he was on the phone with Disney for overtime... He is working 5:30 to 2:00... He only got about 4 hours of sleep... He is due home in an hour and I am sure will head straight to bed for a few hours...

Our travel agent got our reservation switched to Caribbean Beach in a preferred room... We figured since we are there for 2 weeks it was worth the 365.00 to be close to Old Port Royale and the big pool... So far the kids do not know about the upgrade... I have to ask Terry if we are telling them or surprising them...

I am very happy with our ADR's, takes a load off my stress level... We just have to call Friday morning to get our Ohana breakfast... I also have to call tomorrow to schedule our AAA Storytime, but I won't wake up at 4 to do that one... I will just call whenever I wake up...

I will work on typing up our schedule and ADR's now and post them soon...
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Old 06-17-2009, 04:53 PM   #158
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Our Revised Schedule with ADR's

As my DW said before, we decided to take our ticket options off (Park Hopper with Water Parks) and make them base tickets to save the $400 and upgrade to CBR from POP... We both felt that we could just enjoy full days in the parks rather than wasting the time to hop to other parks, and I am the only one in the group that likes the water parks... Last year when we bought the hopper option, we jumped parks 2 times... Totally not worth it.. I have the parades and shows listed that will be playing ont he days we are at the parks... We want to hit most of them, cause i want to make sure I get good video and pictures, and like anything, the more chances i have, the better chance I have at getting good shots... We may skip a couple of them though if we are busy and have already gotten good pics...

Here is the schedule we have laid out now that our ADR's are secured...

9/15/09 - Day 1 - Travel Day
  • Arrive in Orlando around 4:30pm
  • Head to CBR and check in
  • Go to DTD for a little shopping
  • Eat at T-Rex around 8pm

9/16/09 - Day 2 - Magic Kingdom Day
  • Breakfast at Crystal Palace, 8:15am
  • Rope Drop
  • Snack Credits for Lunch
  • Parade at 3:00pm
  • AAA Storytime
  • CS at Cosmic Rays for Dinner
  • Wishes at 8:00pm

9/17/09 - Day 3 - Epcot Day
  • Eat in the room
  • CS somewhere in World Showcase for lunch
  • Dinner at Le Cellier , 5:45pm
  • Illuminations at 9:00pm

9/18/09 - Day 4 - Animal Kingdom Day
  • Breakfast at Tusker House, 8:00am
  • Rope Drop
  • Snack credits for Lunch
  • Parade at 3:45pm
  • CS Dinner at Flame Tree

9/19/09 - Day 5 - Free Day
  • Eat in the room
  • CS somewhere at DTD, most likely Earl of Sandwich
  • Dinner at Planet Hollywood, 6:15pm
9/20/09 - Day 6 - Disney Hollywood Studios Day
  • Breakfast at Cape May Cafe, 8:00am
  • Snack Credits for Lunch
  • Parade at 3:00pm
  • Dinner at 50's Prime Time, 5:05pm
  • Fantasmic at 8:00pm

9/21/09 - Day 7 - Epcot Day
  • Breakfast at CBR
  • Snack Credits for Lunch
  • Dinner at Garden Grill, 5:15pm
  • Illuminations at 9:00pm

9/22/09 - Day 8 - Free Day / MNSSHP
  • Breakfast at Chef Mickey's, 8:05am
  • CS meal somewhere
  • Dinner at Liberty Tree Tavern, 4:25pm
  • MNSSHP!!
  • Hallo-Wishes and Villian Show

9/23/09 - Day 9 - Magic Kingdom Day
  • Breakfast at Cinderella's Royal Table , 8:30am
  • Snack Credits for Lunch
  • Parade at 3:00pm
  • Dinner at Ohana's, 5:30pm
  • Wishes at 8:00pm

9/24/09 - Day 10 - Epcot Day
  • Breakfast at Akurshus , 8:05am
  • Rope Drop
  • Snack Credits for Lunch
  • CS Somewhere in the World Showcase for Dinner
  • Illuminations at 9:00pm

9/25/09 - Day 11 - Animal Kingdom Day
  • Eat in the room
  • Picnic in the Park for Lunch
  • Dinner at Rain Forest Cafe, 4:00pm

9/26/09 - Day 12 - Magic Kingdom Day
  • Breakfast at Ohana's , 8:00am
  • Snack Credits for Lunch
  • Parade at 3:00pm
  • CS at Cosmic Ray's for Dinner
  • Spectromagic at 8:00pm
  • Wishes at 9:00pm

9/27/09 - Day 13 - Disney Hollywood Studios Day
  • Eat in the room
  • CS at Pizza Planet
  • Parade at 3:00pm
  • Dinner at Big River Grill
  • Enjoy a night at the Boardwalk

9/28/09 - Day 14 - Travel Day
  • Eat in the room while packing
  • Go to DTD for the last time
  • CS at Earl of Sandwich
  • Leave Orlando Airport at around 4:30pm

Totals
  • Magic Kingdom - 3 Full Days + MNSSHP
  • Epcot - 3 Full Days
  • Hollywood Studios - 2 Full Days
  • Animal Kingdom - 2 Full Days
  • Free Days - 3 half days and 1 Full Day

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Old 06-17-2009, 06:56 PM   #159
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With both of your early MK adr's you should get to enjoy main street and the castle a little without everyone else. It's my favorite.
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With both of your early MK adr's you should get to enjoy main street and the castle a little without everyone else. It's my favorite.
I am soooo looking forward to this... I might miss the ressie taking so many pictures... The CRT ressie was a last minute thought, more of a "we got everything else, lets try this?" type of thing... I really wasn't expecting the guy to come back with, "Sure, how about 8:30?"... I showed so much doubt in my voice that the guy made a comment saying "Why are you doubting me?" All I could do was say, prove me wrong dude... HE DID! I am not telling my DD about this, and letting her be surprised when we get there... She doesn't even know that there is a restaurant in the castle yet
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Old 06-17-2009, 09:26 PM   #161
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fabulous adr's and times! congrats on getting everything you guys wanted!
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Old 06-18-2009, 05:24 AM   #162
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As my DW said before, we decided to take our ticket options off (Park Hopper with Water Parks) and make them base tickets to save the $400 and upgrade to CBR from POP... Good move - I can (barely) understand why anyone would use park hoppers - Choose one park for the day and stick with it ...




9/15/09 - Day 1 - Travel Day
  • Arrive in Orlando around 4:30pm
  • Go to DTD for a little shopping
  • Eat at T-Rex around 8pm
You may be pushing it a bit here on your arrival day after travelling from the West Coast - remember, you lose 3 (4?) hours with the time zones ... plus, you have a big and early Day 2 planned ...




9/16/09 - Day 2 - Magic Kingdom Day
  • Breakfast at Crystal Palace, 8:15am
  • Rope Drop
When you get into the MK (or any park) for an early breakfast, you will miss the opening ceremony and "rope drop" - so make sure to show up at those parks "later" on one of the other days ...





9/19/09 - Day 5 - Free Day
I'll be in the MK celebrating my birthday that night, so if you want to stop by and watch Spectromagic ...





9/22/09 - Day 8 - Free Day / MNSSHP
  • Breakfast at Chef Mickey's, 8:05am
  • CS meal somewhere
  • Dinner at Liberty Tree Tavern, 4:25pm
  • MNSSHP!!
  • Hallo-Wishes and Villian Show
This has the makings for another long day - followed by another early morning. I'd plan on a mid-day break to rest ...
Looks ... busy - and WONDERFUL!!!

Even though you have a bunch of "days off" - I would plan on taking afternoon breaks a few days. Those late night/early morning combos will get to you after awhile ...

But it looks like we won't be running into each other anytime ...

Consider touring the monorail resorts, AKL, and WL on your "off" days or when you're in the vicinity ... with 13 days (I am SO jealous!!) you'll have plenty of time ...

I make my ADRs tomorrow (assuming I can get in touch with my TA today ... )
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Your plans look great! Stinks to have to gert up at 4am to get those ADRS, doesn't it? I wonder if we can get the 12am time online?

I agree with Joel about the down time. It will still be hot there, so you don't want any crabby tired people on vacation! As for worry about your arrival day - no worries - we are on the good end of the time change going East. It feels early to us, and DTD is the perfect way to get that "Disney feeling" going on the first night.

Not to be a party poper,, but did you plan any time for homework for the kids?
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Way to go on getting your ADRs! Your schedule looks busy, but fun
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Looks ... busy - and WONDERFUL!!!

Even though you have a bunch of "days off" - I would plan on taking afternoon breaks a few days. Those late night/early morning combos will get to you after awhile ...

But it looks like we won't be running into each other anytime ...

Consider touring the monorail resorts, AKL, and WL on your "off" days or when you're in the vicinity ... with 13 days (I am SO jealous!!) you'll have plenty of time ...

I make my ADRs tomorrow (assuming I can get in touch with my TA today ... )
Our schedule looks very busy, but last year we never really stayed until park closing... usually after dinner we made our way out of the park, we always took rests in the middle of the day... We only have the shows at night listed for our own knowledge of what nights they are playing, we are not planning on going to all of them...

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Your plans look great! Stinks to have to gert up at 4am to get those ADRS, doesn't it? I wonder if we can get the 12am time online?

I agree with Joel about the down time. It will still be hot there, so you don't want any crabby tired people on vacation! As for worry about your arrival day - no worries - we are on the good end of the time change going East. It feels early to us, and DTD is the perfect way to get that "Disney feeling" going on the first night.

Not to be a party poper,, but did you plan any time for homework for the kids?
Alec is the only one who will have homework, and for the most part the teacher has him just keep a journal of things we do during the day and he was to talk to CM's in the World Showcase and ask them things about their home country... Our school thinks vacation should be vacation and I had to really ask for anything in the way of homework... We also have 2 very long flights that will be used for homework, along with free time that we have planned...

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Way to go on getting your ADRs! Your schedule looks busy, but fun
I am so relieved about getting the ADR's, I freaked out last night, I looked at my list of ADR's as I was inputting them into my PassPorter and realized we made the Crystal Palace for the 15th, not the 16th... Umm, we will be on the plane on the 16th... So Terry calls right then and was able to get the 16th at 8:15... Whew!!! Crisis averted!!!

I called this morning and made our reservation for the AAA Storytime... We are going on the 16th... Now we just need our Ohana breakfast for the 27th so I can call for that tomorrow...
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