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Old 09-01-2012, 10:18 PM   #2101
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You should see me when I go to a commercial wine tasting event with an entire ballroom of tasting tables. I've got my map, my spread sheets, my plan of attack, the whole nine yards. Every strategy I ever learned at WDW is employed. The folks I go with always laugh at my planning skills and obsessions, but 30 minutes in, they thank me profusely for having a plan that beats the crowds, gets us the best wines, and maximizes our enjoyment. It warms my heart. Or maybe that's just the wine!

P.S. Please add me to the Commando Roll Call. At one time or another, I have been the very first person on Space Mountain as well as the last person off it at night. That has to count for something, right? Pretty cool exiting the ride as the cars are being sidetracked and the floors are being swept.
You are member #212, Wow now were talking Commando planning at a wine tasting event, I like it, plus you get a taste of the GOOD stuff before it's gone

That is quite impressive being the very 1st person as well as the last, I can say i've never been either
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:27 PM   #2102
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Motion recognized and the ARR"s have it, thus is hereby officially our 1st Commando Law and will be added to the 1st post after Role Call

Reading everyone's stories it seems that we practice the Commando way in everyday life, I guess Once A Commando Always A Commando
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:38 PM   #2103
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ARRR! I've spend the entire day (today) planning my trip for the end of the this month. Of course all ADR were made within 3 days of booking, but now the rest of "touring plan" completed.

I downloaded apps from Disney (official one), UndercoverTourist, and full version of Touringplans.com

General outline of plans below, feel free to add any suggestions (e.g.; best places for snack credit & CS in parks)

2 Adults: Me (Disney Freak, 13th trip) Dh- only goes to WDW cuz I drag him with me (6th trip)
7 days/5dayPH/DDP-AKL

Arrive Sat. Sept 29- Travel day, so ME to AKL and the rest of the day enjoying hotel. Dinner at Boma 5:30pm
Sun: MK ( 2 CS meals today somewhere around MK)
Mon: EP (Wine & Food festival) ADR's Narcoossee's 6pm (watch Fireworks & Water Parade from GF)
Tues: Car Rental-shopping DTD- Blue Man Group at 7pm
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Thrus. AK, ADR -Artist Pointe (WL) 7pm
Fri: whatever still hasn't been done: ADR @ Tutto Italia 5pm
Sat: enjoying the last day around the hotel until 3pm- fight out at 5

1TS each still to use "spur of the moment"

this will be more enjoying AKL than heavy duty park touring.
Plan looks good, I've never been to Artist Point, would never be able to get my son in there with Whispering Canyon close bye (he loves that place) although I do know what I myself would order, being a steak guy I would try the buffalo, from what I hear it tastes like really good beef

I do have a question about the Blue Man Group, where are you going to see the show, is it in a Universal park or somewhere on Universal property
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:55 PM   #2104
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ARRRR!!! I will admit there are times, when going to a major day event that's impossible to go Commando. Case in point next month. The family is headed to the biggest vintage car parts swapmeet in the Pacific Northwest, in Monroe, Washington in Oct. It's a 3 hr drive from here,(we have to cross over the border, as we're Canadians EH!). It is massive, as it's held at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds (takes it completely over in fact). So we intend to divide and conquer, DH with DS9 and me with DS8. Have to find the walkie talkies to keep in touch. Caught the second day of it last year, when we went to adopt Muttley, our singing Greyhound (howls at the emergency vehicle sirens if they get loud enough), and were hooked. Have a greyt day everyone!

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I've done many and will agree this is a event that you can't really plan for, since you never know what you will come across, I usually start from the furthest area from the entrance, only because less people are there and further back you go it seems like there are more regular Joe's who are just cleaning out the garage and are not looking for top dollar, don't know what they have, or just want to get rid of it, seems like the closer to the entrance you are the more pro vender's you run across
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:13 AM   #2105
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Plan looks good, I've never been to Artist Point, would never be able to get my son in there with Whispering Canyon close bye (he loves that place) although I do know what I myself would order, being a steak guy I would try the buffalo, from what I hear it tastes like really good beef
I do have a question about the Blue Man Group, where are you going to see the show, is it in a Universal park or somewhere on Universal property
Buffalo is even better than beef...lean & extremely tender. I haven't eaten at Artist Pointe either but I know DH will love WL, and usually I've never schedule "resort" dinners because I'm usually with teens, and the parks take priority.

Blue Man Group is at Universal but it on the City Walk so you don't need park pass to US. I'm going to get the VIP upgrades, so we can do the pre show lounge and meet-a-blueman after show event. Again first time seeing them too, but this is the "adult" only trip so I'm doing the stuff that Dh & I always wanted to do.
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You should see me when I go to a commercial wine tasting event with an entire ballroom of tasting tables. I've got my map, my spread sheets, my plan of attack, the whole nine yards. Every strategy I ever learned at WDW is employed. The folks I go with always laugh at my planning skills and obsessions, but 30 minutes in, they thank me profusely for having a plan that beats the crowds, gets us the best wines, and maximizes our enjoyment. It warms my heart. Or maybe that's just the wine!

P.S. Please add me to the Commando Roll Call. At one time or another, I have been the very first person on Space Mountain as well as the last person off it at night. That has to count for something, right? Pretty cool exiting the ride as the cars are being sidetracked and the floors are being swept.
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General outline of plans below, feel free to add any suggestions (e.g.; best places for snack credit & CS in parks)

2 Adults: Me (Disney Freak, 13th trip) Dh- only goes to WDW cuz I drag him with me (6th trip)
7 days/5dayPH/DDP-AKL

Arrive Sat. Sept 29- Travel day, so ME to AKL and the rest of the day enjoying hotel. Dinner at Boma 5:30pm
Sun: MK ( 2 CS meals today somewhere around MK)
Mon: EP (Wine & Food festival) ADR's Narcoossee's 6pm (watch Fireworks & Water Parade from GF)
Tues: Car Rental-shopping DTD- Blue Man Group at 7pm
Wed: DS
Thrus. AK, ADR -Artist Pointe (WL) 7pm
Fri: whatever still hasn't been done: ADR @ Tutto Italia 5pm
Sat: enjoying the last day around the hotel until 3pm- fight out at 5

1TS each still to use "spur of the moment"

this will be more enjoying AKL than heavy duty park touring.
Some good choices. The time we stayed at AKV, we only did AK park and DTD, to minimize transportation time and maximize animal time.

As for QS for snacks, we enjoy a Dole Whip at Aloha Isle in MK and a pretzel over in tomorrow land (Turkey leg place). As for QS meals in MK, we like Columbia Harbour House and are going to try sleepy hollow for their sandwiches this year.

For your Narcoossee's meal, are you timing it right for freworks and EWP? I was thinking Wishes are usually 9 or HalloWishes are 9:30 and EWP was after that, or was that the second show?

Artist Point is nice, and the journey to get there is really nice, especially if you go to MK and take th boat over th water bridge. I would pick Jiko over AP for signature dining, and less transport time. But, then you miss the WL and its theming.
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Count me as a commando-to-be.
With kids, who isn't??

I have planned the whole 9days, with which park we Go to, and which TS we eat and what QS too( we are on the FDP).

I've also made a Top 5 must do in each park.

Do you guys plan which attraction you do when also??
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With kids, who isn't??

I have planned the whole 9days, with which park we Go to, and which TS we eat and what QS too( we are on the FDP).

I've also made a Top 5 must do in each park.

Do you guys plan which attraction you do when also??
Welcome. Our leader will be around and give you a number. And yes, must of us have our attractions/battle plan as well. Ours will vary a bit at DHS, depending on show times. What is your ADR(s)/ attraction plans?
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Count me as a commando-to-be.
With kids, who isn't??

I have planned the whole 9days, with which park we Go to, and which TS we eat and what QS too( we are on the FDP).

I've also made a Top 5 must do in each park.

Do you guys plan which attraction you do when also??
You are member #213 Top 5 list is good, as far as planning what attraction when, is almost impossible, you can't real;ly say at 11:14 i'll get on TSM & 11:46 do TOT, you can only estimate things to do in a certain time frame, you never know what you will encounter, sometimes you will gain time, sometimes you will lose time. Making a general list of things to get done during the day is more realistic and flexible giving you a better chance of getting everything done without pressure
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Some good choices. The time we stayed at AKV, we only did AK park and DTD, to minimize transportation time and maximize animal time.

For your Narcoossee's meal, are you timing it right for freworks and EWP? I was thinking Wishes are usually 9 or HalloWishes are 9:30 and EWP was after that, or was that the second show?

Artist Point is nice, and the journey to get there is really nice, especially if you go to MK and take th boat over th water bridge. I would pick Jiko over AP for signature dining, and less transport time. But, then you miss the WL and its theming.
For Narcoossee's that was the only time slot open, I figure 1 1/2hr for dinner - then it's EMH at MK so either will go to the beach @GF and watch the fire works or back into MK for the second showing everything. I'm really going to have to see where DH is at after 2 days of Commando Wendy and the parks.
Artist Point vs. Jiko is really for going to WL & food choices (and fireworks), we go to some great Indian/African food places here at home but we don't have anything like WL (imagine that in Canada, nothing like WL )

I am a little concerned with the transportation issue, I know AKL is out there, but I'm hoping that I have planned it so it won't be a huge hassle. I'm use having a car at WDW.
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For Narcoossee's that was the only time slot open, I figure 1 1/2hr for dinner - then it's EMH at MK so either will go to the beach @GF and watch the fire works or back into MK for the second showing everything. I'm really going to have to see where DH is at after 2 days of Commando Wendy and the parks.
Artist Point vs. Jiko is really for going to WL & food choices (and fireworks), we go to some great Indian/African food places here at home but we don't have anything like WL (imagine that in Canada, nothing like WL )

I am a little concerned with the transportation issue, I know AKL is out there, but I'm hoping that I have planned it so it won't be a huge hassle. I'm use having a car at WDW.
We always do Disney transportation. Plus, part of the appeal of WL for me is how to get there. Boating over the water bridge is so cool. I've never been one one of those anywhere else. Then, when we return, i like th FW to CR loop just because Bay Lake is so much fun to be on (& I enjoy being in the water). Have a great trip.
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"This was one the meets Brian, Myself & Barry"

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In the 2nd pic that is Brian's wife Sheri taking a pic of us.

A little note these pics were taken maybe 7 mins after each other, we were able to get Phineas & Ferb, Cars, & Sully & Mike all within 15mins, talk about getting things done
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All 3 of us are Dis Dads, Brian also a Commando Club member(twokids0204 is in Red), Barry is in blue, and I'm in camo shorts and identifiable shirt.
In the 2nd pic that is Brian's wife Sheri taking a pic of us.

A little note these pics were taken maybe 7 mins after each other, we were able to get Phineas & Ferb, Cars, & Sully & Mike all within 15mins, talk about getting things done


And signed up for JTA and grabbed FP's for TSM - all within the first 45 minutes of park opening.
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