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Old 12-11-2012, 06:08 AM   #2551
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I've been back from WDW now for almost a month, but for the next trip (August) I already have some things to look into

- New Test Track
- New Fantasyland (although I already have done it, it was a dress rehearsal so I'm sure on a everyday tour things are done differently and more things are added)
- Be Our Guest, I've seen it 1st hand, looks cool, but I'm not sold on the menu, need feedback on the food, and if there is any kind of show, although I'd really like to eat there, I'm on the fence on if it is all the hype
BOGR, food and service were great, no show. It is beautifully themed.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:12 AM   #2552
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I'm sorry that I haven't been very visible lately on this thread. We've had a brutal year financially, and am only now ready to start planning and saving for a trip. Last week I got the best Christmas present ever from DH. He decided to delay the WDW trip till 2016 so that I could do another solo trip to DL at Christmas time. Best present ever!!. So I'm now in the midst of planning another trip to DL, while still on a fact finding mission about WDW. I'm going in Nov, prefer the last week of Nov, but it depends if DH can get the time off work to take care of the kids so I can go play. While I've been to DL during Halloween time, have never been to DL during Christmas, so can't wait to go! Safe to say the kids want to bury me in Coal at the moment, as I'm being naughty. Better not talk about it too much around the kids, otherwise they'll plot something evil against me when I get back from my trip.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:39 PM   #2553
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I'm sorry that I haven't been very visible lately on this thread. We've had a brutal year financially, and am only now ready to start planning and saving for a trip. Last week I got the best Christmas present ever from DH. He decided to delay the WDW trip till 2016 so that I could do another solo trip to DL at Christmas time. Best present ever!!. So I'm now in the midst of planning another trip to DL, while still on a fact finding mission about WDW. I'm going in Nov, prefer the last week of Nov, but it depends if DH can get the time off work to take care of the kids so I can go play. While I've been to DL during Halloween time, have never been to DL during Christmas, so can't wait to go! Safe to say the kids want to bury me in Coal at the moment, as I'm being naughty. Better not talk about it too much around the kids, otherwise they'll plot something evil against me when I get back from my trip.
I don't know how you do it, my wife and son would never let me go on a solo trip
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:02 PM   #2554
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I don't know how you do it, my wife and son would never let me go on a solo trip
I've got to do a solo trip to Aruba, and adult trips & solo DAYS at WDW & DL but.... oh....alas... I've never had a solo trip to Disney before... one more thing to add to the bucket list.
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I've got to do a solo trip to Aruba, and adult trips & solo DAYS at WDW & DL but.... oh....alas... I've never had a solo trip to Disney before... one more thing to add to the bucket list.
Nice, The only solo trip it seems I get to take is the one to work
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:02 PM   #2556
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Something I never looked for, are there any photo pass photographers in DTD or the Boardwalk, there are a lot of great shots that can be took at these locations

i don't recall ever seeing any, but then again I never really looked for one
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:43 PM   #2557
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BOGR, food and service were great, no show. It is beautifully themed.
What did you have, I would go for the steak, but it looks really small and thin for $30

I think Shula's spoiled me for $15 more I had a piece of meat that covered the plate and left full, yes it was expensive but felt like I got my monies worth

Even LeCellier, I like it there, but same thing the steak is not that big, now that they are going to 2 credits for lunch or dinner, if I go back it would be out of pocket, I could never spend 2 credits for the steak offered
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:27 AM   #2558
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What did you have, I would go for the steak, but it looks really small and thin for $30

I think Shula's spoiled me for $15 more I had a piece of meat that covered the plate and left full, yes it was expensive but felt like I got my monies worth

Even LeCellier, I like it there, but same thing the steak is not that big, now that they are going to 2 credits for lunch or dinner, if I go back it would be out of pocket, I could never spend 2 credits for the steak offered
I had the tuna salad, it was very good!
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I let my DH go on union related business trips all the time. He feels bad that I let him go fly solo all the time, while I'm stuck home with the kids. This coming year he's got 1 trip to Maryland, possibly a quick trip to Toronto, 3 days in Portland Oregon for the ATHS vintage truck show, and a couple of day trips. I went solo to DL in Oct/10 for 9 days and had a blast. I plan on going the last week of Nov/13, but can't start booking anything until DH locks in his vacation time. This trip will be for 6 days. DL is the one place where I don't mind going solo. The kids are royally PO'D at me right now, but they know I'll be bringing them back some cool Christmas gifts. It gives me a break from the kids and re energizes me. Once again I'll be booking this trip DIY, and have already scored 4 1 day hopper passes free. Have a great day!!

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I can't wait for the AAA Jan newsletter to arrive to see what kind of free stuff they are offering if you book a trip to WDW or a Disney Cruise during the month of Jan (for anytime during the year), this when I always book the price is pretty much the same (few bucks cheaper) as if you booked with Disney, but you get the free gifts + the AAA perks

Got to get the most out of your dollar
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I let my DH go on union related business trips all the time. He feels bad that I let him go fly solo all the time, while I'm stuck home with the kids. This coming year he's got 1 trip to Maryland, possibly a quick trip to Toronto, 3 days in Portland Oregon for the ATHS vintage truck show, and a couple of day trips. I went solo to DL in Oct/10 for 9 days and had a blast. I plan on going the last week of Nov/13, but can't start booking anything until DH locks in his vacation time. This trip will be for 6 days. DL is the one place where I don't mind going solo. The kids are royally PO'D at me right now, but they know I'll be bringing them back some cool Christmas gifts. It gives me a break from the kids and re energizes me. Once again I'll be booking this trip DIY, and have already scored 4 1 day hopper passes free. Have a great day!!

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Nice score on the passes, that saves a ton of cash right there
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I can't wait for the AAA Jan newsletter to arrive to see what kind of free stuff they are offering if you book a trip to WDW or a Disney Cruise during the month of Jan (for anytime during the year), this when I always book the price is pretty much the same (few bucks cheaper) as if you booked with Disney, but you get the free gifts + the AAA perks

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What AAA perks are there?
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What AAA perks are there?
There are 3 big AAA perks

- AAA Wishes Fireworks Viewing
- AAA Storytime
- AAA Diamond Parking (don't usually drive to the parks but this gives you front row)

There is a small discount, but if Disney offers something extra, it requires a non discounted price, so say Disney offers free dining, AAA will honor but you will have to pay the non discounted price ( as required by Disney), plus you still get any perks and free stuff AAA offered when you booked
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There are 3 big AAA perks

- AAA Wishes Fireworks Viewing
- AAA Storytime
- AAA Diamond Parking (don't usually drive to the parks but this gives you front row)

There is a small discount, but if Disney offers something extra, it requires a non discounted price, so say Disney offers free dining, AAA will honor but you will have to pay the non discounted price ( as required by Disney), plus you still get any perks and free stuff AAA offered when you booked
I knew about the booking and Wishes, but not the other two. What is the Storytime, and do you have to book thru AAA to get it? DW has AAA, but we book with DVC.
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I knew about the booking and Wishes, but not the other two. What is the Storytime, and do you have to book thru AAA to get it? DW has AAA, but we book with DVC.
We did Storytime in 2009 when book through CAA (Canada's version of AAA)

Back then it was held in Tony's Town Square (not sure where it is Now, as Mickey, Minnie, and the Princess have take over that spot).

But it is where a Disney Character comes out for a private one on one with the kids, reads a story to them and they play for a bit, that do a meet and greet.

Snow White was there for ours....

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