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Old 12-29-2012, 09:23 PM   #2611
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Sounds good, but we'll have to pick something different than scotch. Although, as I've tried the black label and red label, is the blue that much better? I'm making my way through the bourbon bar and have a new favorite now.



I love food too and trying new foods sounds great. Also, I would do the wine pairings. I have a co-worker who goes every year or so, and her whole family does the chef table. She has told me about all the courses and I can only imagine the price tag. I think DW and I will just try it one year.
Yes, but may I advise to split a wine pairing (they do this all of the time) because they pair wine with every course (from what I understand about 10 or 11 courses). Most people say it's still plenty of wine, and those who do not share, from all TR's I have read everywhere end up wasting a good portion of it. The price? Well the Dining room is included in the Platinum pkg and the Chef's Table is about a $75 upgrade plus the wine pairing at $105. So for $255 (2 people) you get a meal worth (or so they say ) $610. Something to look into when you can.

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I'm always up for a Dis meet, Thanks for the offer but this year it looks like we will be there August 4-14, this year we will be there for my Son's 8th Birthday & Our 10th Wedding Anniversary, I'd rather go in the fall but it's not often you can bang out 2 big days in one trip,
I completely understand. We used to go the last week of Aug right before Labor Day which is around my brother's birthday. The little twerp got to celebrate B-days at WDW for the same reason you guys are going (do I sound bitter? ). Enjoy the mass celebrations!
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:34 PM   #2612
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I completely understand. We used to go the last week of Aug right before Labor Day which is around my brother's birthday. The little twerp got to celebrate B-days at WDW for the same reason you guys are going (do I sound bitter? ). Enjoy the mass celebrations!
He is a bit to say WDW spoiled, he has been there 9 times since he was almost 2 7times with me and Once with Grandparents & Once with Grandparents & Wife

This year when we go in August he will have already gone with his Grandparents 2 weeks before we go, talk about a bounce back trip (hope Grandparents take care of the souvenirs so he doesn't want too much)
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Yes, but may I advise to split a wine pairing (they do this all of the time) because they pair wine with every course (from what I understand about 10 or 11 courses). Most people say it's still plenty of wine, and those who do not share, from all TR's I have read everywhere end up wasting a good portion of it. The price? Well the Dining room is included in the Platinum pkg and the Chef's Table is about a $75 upgrade plus the wine pairing at $105. So for $255 (2 people) you get a meal worth (or so they say ) $610. Something to look into when you can.
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I think we will just try for the regular dining room which only has 7 courses. I can handle 5 or 6 glasses of wine over a 2.5 hour period. The Chef's table has more and is closer to 4 hours from what I remember. There is a V&A thread over in restaurant forum I read and dream about.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:55 PM   #2614
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He is a bit to say WDW spoiled, he has been there 9 times since he was almost 2 7times with me and Once with Grandparents & Once with Grandparents & Wife

This year when we go in August he will have already gone with his Grandparents 2 weeks before we go, talk about a bounce back trip (hope Grandparents take care of the souvenirs so he doesn't want too much)
I can relate to your son. While we never went for my bday, by the time I was 9 I had been to WDW 9 times. In fact, that's how I keep track of how many times I have been. Yes, I am spoiled by WDW and proud of it! I was lucky enough to go on trips with my parents, cousin, aunt, grandmother AND great grandmother! All of us together, those are such treasured memories. I am happy your son has that kind of foundation. Grandparents are supposed to spoil you, just not rotten.
Now you wanna talk about souvenirs? My grandmother bought my brother a life size Simba doll while at the world. At the time, the boy was like 3 or 4 and the kid couldn't even hold it (considering it was 10 times his size). Well, the Lion King had JUST come out and my brother attached himself to the doll while in the store just sitting on simba, so of course my grandmother had to get it. Not ONLY did she pay full WDW prices for the life-size doll. She also paid for a plane ticket for it. Yes you read that correctly. This was pre 9/11 and so we had just walked through security with it because my brother could not be separated from his Simba. Well the stewardess offered to check it at the gate, but nooooooooooo my grandmother paid cash money for a ticket, for a stuffed animal. No lie. I love the woman and yes she spoiled me as well, but that one takes the cake!
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:03 PM   #2615
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I think we will just try for the regular dining room which only has 7 courses. I can handle 5 or 6 glasses of wine over a 2.5 hour period. The Chef's table has more and is closer to 4 hours from what I remember. There is a V&A thread over in restaurant forum I read and dream about.
I hear ya! I know hunny would get a kick out seeing everything prepared and I don't see us going back to V&A's (I say that as I have never been, once I go that kind of naive talk may go flying out the window, lol). In your case though, you would only have to pay $65pp for the wine pairing and you can use TIW in the dining room and on alcohol.
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Sounds good, but we'll have to pick something different than scotch. Although, as I've tried the black label and red label, is the blue that much better?
The blue is not really much better... It's maybe a little smokier and earthy than Black.

I honestly prefer Glenfiddich 12YR to JW Blue.
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I can relate to your son. While we never went for my bday, by the time I was 9 I had been to WDW 9 times. In fact, that's how I keep track of how many times I have been. Yes, I am spoiled by WDW and proud of it! I was lucky enough to go on trips with my parents, cousin, aunt, grandmother AND great grandmother! All of us together, those are such treasured memories. I am happy your son has that kind of foundation. Grandparents are supposed to spoil you, just not rotten.
Now you wanna talk about souvenirs? My grandmother bought my brother a life size Simba doll while at the world. At the time, the boy was like 3 or 4 and the kid couldn't even hold it (considering it was 10 times his size). Well, the Lion King had JUST come out and my brother attached himself to the doll while in the store just sitting on simba, so of course my grandmother had to get it. Not ONLY did she pay full WDW prices for the life-size doll. She also paid for a plane ticket for it. Yes you read that correctly. This was pre 9/11 and so we had just walked through security with it because my brother could not be separated from his Simba. Well the stewardess offered to check it at the gate, but nooooooooooo my grandmother paid cash money for a ticket, for a stuffed animal. No lie. I love the woman and yes she spoiled me as well, but that one takes the cake!
I hope he still has it, that Simba probably cost more to get it home then what she paid for it, I bet it got a lot of second takes from people on the plane
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The blue is not really much better... It's maybe a little smokier and earthy than Black.

I honestly prefer Glenfiddich 12YR to JW Blue.
I've never had either, I do have a bottle of JW Blue in the bar, just waiting for a occasion to crack it open

So Brian are you heading back to WDW this year
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I've never had either, I do have a bottle of JW Blue in the bar, just waiting for a occasion to crack it open

So Brian are you heading back to WDW this year
Don't think so... we've been talking about Disneyland... probably August 2013.
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I hope he still has it, that Simba probably cost more to get it home then what she paid for it, I bet it got a lot of second takes from people on the plane
Yes he still has it, my mother would never let him live it down.
Between the stuffed lion sitting in it's own seat with a little kid and his grandmother next to it just a cheesin away, and my dad, aunt and cousin constantly saying "mama that don't make no sense, mama we can't believe you did that" I don't know what was more the more interesting sight.
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Yes he still has it, my mother would never let him live it down.
Between the stuffed lion sitting in it's own seat with a little kid and his grandmother next to it just a cheesin away, and my dad, aunt and cousin constantly saying "mama that don't make no sense, mama we can't believe you did that" I don't know what was more the more interesting sight.
I laughed so hard reading that. That would have been some plane ride home.
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Alrighty my Commandos, how about a little pre-trip planning?
Now I know you all are going to think me a little crazy ya know, with me being a unemployed about to be FT student and all However, I was looking over the plans that hunny and I had for our (prayerfully) 2013 Nov trip and I looked at the Platinum dining plan. I could add a night to our 8-night trip and do 3 nights at AK Villas value studio for $300 and then a 3-night AK villa 1 bedroom with a room discount and THEN 3-nights at BLT with a lake view some-kind-of-room I can afford, lol. I will purchase tickets (since I have to) for the Platinum plan and upgrade them to the PAP's. Now I lose the $65 discount per PAP I could have gotten by purchasing through UT, but I save a whoooooooole lot on the excursions we had wanted to do. For the price I was going to pay for 1 of us (him) to do the RP Exotic drive, parasailing for us both and the upcharge for switching to BLT, I now get La Nouba, a few tours, a few more water activites AND free deluxe-style dining that includes V&A's!

So this is what the plan looks like so far:

Friday Day 1: Arrival (AKL) Platinum
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 Lunch @ Fulton’s ($25pp)
 Sightseeing around DTD/Shopping
 5:30p.m. La Nouba
 Illuminations Cruise
 9:30p.m. Dinner @ Marrakesh ($40pp)
 Snacks: Goofy’s, Ghiradelli’s
Saturday Day 2: Platinum
 8:05a.m. Breakfast @ Crystal Palace ($23pp)
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 Noon Epcot Aqua Seas Tour
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 (*Optional: EMH/Disney Quest/Splitsville)
 Snacks: Aloha Isle, Boulangeri
Sunday Day 3: Platinum
 7:30a.m. Breakfast @ Boma ($31pp)
 9 a.m. Church @ Main Gate COC
 10:15a.m. RP Experience
 1:30p.m. Lunch @ Teppan Edo ($40pp)
 Behind the Seeds
 Spa
 Horseback riding/Biking/Water Excursion
 8:45p.m. Dinner @ Cali. Grill ($60pp)
 (*Optional: EMH/Disney Quest/Splitsville)
 Snacks: Boulangeri, Karamel Kuche
Monday Day 4: Platinum
 8:15a.m. Backstage Magic Tour (Includes Lunch @ Whispering Canyon)
 4:45p.m. Dinner @ Mama Melrose ($40pp)
 6:30p.m. Fantasmic! Priority Seating
 11p.m. In-Room Service Breakfast
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Now I figure a taxi to V&A's, we already have to get a taxi for church and I can bring our clothes to change for Cali Grill later. I have pretty much a hour planned (at least) in between each activity. The times I did put down, are the times I want to arrive (for example the excursion Saturday starts at 12:30 but I plan to get there by noon). Soooo what say you all? Thanks guys!!!
Wow!!!!- you just laid out my newest dream plan!
I think I need to do some more research into the Platinum plan.
yes, some serious replanning, rethinking....
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Just wondering if anyone who has gone to WDW in the last few months is collecting the Sorcerers of The MK Game Cards, and if you have any doubles if you would be willing to trade them,

Since a lot of Commando members are also DisDad members (including myself) what I was thinking was having the 2 clubs Team up to trade cards, I know there is a tread that does trading, but I for one don't know who I'm trading with, With this we are familiar with some of the posters and would be more comfortable with completing a trade
I have any entire pack of doubles you can have (for whatever you want to send me) I played for the first time back in Oct. got 2 sets to start, went back another day got the exact some deck as the first one. I'll pull them out and find out what you want me to send.
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Not to move in on the boys club but since we all seem to go around the same time of year, I can share the fireworks boat. As the time gets closer, you guys let me know. Plus it's always good to have a Dis meet.
Okay so let's make it a girls club (and we'll invite the guys), I'm thinking I'd like to plan something late Nov/ early Dec. 2013 (2weeks)- let's see what dates are a possibility for a Commando Dis meet? Keep me in mine.
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Oh man! I'm so outta the loop since I haven't been here in months! Forgive me if y'all already talked about this, but who else wishes they were gonna give more notice for what's to come in each week of the Limited Time Magic promo??

And Disney Commando- I thought of you when I saw the video of the Dapper Dans singing boy band songs!!
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