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Old 04-28-2013, 08:14 PM   #3076
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:11 AM   #3078
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Ok Commander, I need your help, I plan on going to MVMCP for the first time this year. I need a few tips. I want to go on the first night 11/8 as that is our arrival day and I plan on getting an early flight. I had originally planned on going to Boma for dinner, but it does not open until 5 and we are already going to Jiko and Sanaa later on the vacation. I wanted to know if you thought this was a good idea as I really really want to go to Boma for dinner? Also, does the first night usually sell out within the first month? How would you tour? Bearing in mind I do want to see the fireworks but do not necessarily need to see the characters, maybe a few, idk. Also, I will be doing the dessert party but was saving it the last night, but do you think, due to crowds, that I should book it for the first night as well? Any other tips you have, or anyone else, are welcomed TIA
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:43 PM   #3079
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Ok Commander, I need your help, I plan on going to MVMCP for the first time this year. I need a few tips. I want to go on the first night 11/8 as that is our arrival day and I plan on getting an early flight. I had originally planned on going to Boma for dinner, but it does not open until 5 and we are already going to Jiko and Sanaa later on the vacation. I wanted to know if you thought this was a good idea as I really really want to go to Boma for dinner? Also, does the first night usually sell out within the first month? How would you tour? Bearing in mind I do want to see the fireworks but do not necessarily need to see the characters, maybe a few, idk. Also, I will be doing the dessert party but was saving it the last night, but do you think, due to crowds, that I should book it for the first night as well? Any other tips you have, or anyone else, are welcomed TIA
I know the 1st night MVMCP sold out last year but I don't know how fast they sold

I would not recommend dinner at Bomas if you are going to MVMCP afterwards,IMO you will run into a time issue and run into a massive crowd, when we did MVMCP last year MK was very hectic from 6-about 7:30 with people leaving the park, I would suggest to be at MK no later then 6 and dig in deep, maybe get in a line for a M&G that will be a popular one and be a step ahead of the crowd, If you can get a late lunch at one of the resorts on the Monorail line or somewhere in MK, or if you are doing a park earlier that day

I'm not positive but I don't think they do the Dessert party during MVMCP nights

One thing I wouldn't do is get on line for cookies and hot chocolate (they are not that good) plus you waste valuable time in line

Other then that it's all up to your preference, but remember you are spending extra money for that 5hrs, all the rides will still be there the next day, but the special M&G's, shows etc, will only be there on a MVMCP night, it would be wise to see as many of them as you can, otherwise it would be like throwing money away
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:18 AM   #3080
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Thanks ok I will switch something around. Since it is our free day and not in addition to our park ticket days, I'm ok with using the extra time to ride in MK. I do want to see the parades, fireworks and a few characters so I will make that priority!
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Ok Commander, I need your help, I plan on going to MVMCP for the first time this year. I need a few tips. I want to go on the first night 11/8 as that is our arrival day and I plan on getting an early flight. I had originally planned on going to Boma for dinner, but it does not open until 5 and we are already going to Jiko and Sanaa later on the vacation. I wanted to know if you thought this was a good idea as I really really want to go to Boma for dinner? Also, does the first night usually sell out within the first month? How would you tour? Bearing in mind I do want to see the fireworks but do not necessarily need to see the characters, maybe a few, idk. Also, I will be doing the dessert party but was saving it the last night, but do you think, due to crowds, that I should book it for the first night as well? Any other tips you have, or anyone else, are welcomed TIA
So, DW and I have been to all the WDW signatures (except V&A) and Jiko is in our top 3. It has such a relaxing atmosphere, exceptional service, and excellent food. Boma was a great buffet - all the different flavors and sights. Sanaa was good, but similar to other Indian meals, which is just not my favorite cuisine. Point being - you have three meals over at AKL which is a lot of transportation time. I try to minimize transportation on my park days - no hoppers and eat in the resort.
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:26 PM   #3082
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:42 PM   #3083
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So, DW and I have been to all the WDW signatures (except V&A) and Jiko is in our top 3. It has such a relaxing atmosphere, exceptional service, and excellent food. Boma was a great buffet - all the different flavors and sights. Sanaa was good, but similar to other Indian meals, which is just not my favorite cuisine. Point being - you have three meals over at AKL which is a lot of transportation time. I try to minimize transportation on my park days - no hoppers and eat in the resort.
I don't think it's a lot based on the plans. Did you check out my PTR? The dinner at Jiko is apart of a Safari we are taking, as is Lunch at Sanaa, which is also on a free day. We plan on staying at AK Jambo house so breakfast and dinner at Boma was going to be easy, until I decided to add MVMCP that is I do park hop, but I like my meals to be in the same area as you do. I was originally having dinner at Boma later before we went to bed/ stayed at the resort for the night, but now I rather use that free time to hit the party instead of taking time away on a park day. We never go to parks on our arrival/departure days, idk, just the way we always did it.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:18 PM   #3084
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It's looking more and more like my upcoming trip to DL in Nov will determine if we head to WDW in 2015. Am having ongoing problems with my shoulders/neck, thanks to the accident in Jan. The insurance co (ICBC) has agreed to pay for some alternative treatment for me called Active Therapy, as the Physio is no longer working for me. They have approved the treatment (at no cost), but still have to get doc approval, which I should have next week to start it. I have no idea how my back is going to react to flying, and am very nervous about flying since the accident. But if you don't at least try, how can you know?? This trip is going to answer alot of questions in how much abuse my back can take post accident. So we'll see how it goes. Am so bored, I'm so ahead of the game that it's disgusting for this trip. Gotta get healed up and do the things I've been wanting to do since before the accident. Have a great day everyone!

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I don't think it's a lot based on the plans. Did you check out my PTR? The dinner at Jiko is apart of a Safari we are taking, as is Lunch at Sanaa, which is also on a free day. We plan on staying at AK Jambo house so breakfast and dinner at Boma was going to be easy, until I decided to add MVMCP that is I do park hop, but I like my meals to be in the same area as you do. I was originally having dinner at Boma later before we went to bed/ stayed at the resort for the night, but now I rather use that free time to hit the party instead of taking time away on a park day. We never go to parks on our arrival/departure days, idk, just the way we always did it.
Must have missed the PTR, sorry. The safari sounds like so much fun. I can't wait to do that. We stopped doing parks on our arrival and departure day as well. Time to enjoy the pool, maybe some shopping, and a nice meal. I think that bus ride from AKL to MK took forever, but that is just because I am so anxious to get there. If you moved Boma up earlier, then that should work. We haven't been in Nov/Dec yet, but when we do MNSSHP, we don't do a park ticket and just get in for the party.

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It's looking more and more like my upcoming trip to DL in Nov will determine if we head to WDW in 2015. Am having ongoing problems with my shoulders/neck, thanks to the accident in Jan. The insurance co (ICBC) has agreed to pay for some alternative treatment for me called Active Therapy, as the Physio is no longer working for me. They have approved the treatment (at no cost), but still have to get doc approval, which I should have next week to start it. I have no idea how my back is going to react to flying, and am very nervous about flying since the accident. But if you don't at least try, how can you know?? This trip is going to answer alot of questions in how much abuse my back can take post accident. So we'll see how it goes. Am so bored, I'm so ahead of the game that it's disgusting for this trip. Gotta get healed up and do the things I've been wanting to do since before the accident. Have a great day everyone!

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The recovery is dragging on for TOOOO long for my liking. Was told 3 to 6 months, and now it's pushing to 4 months without much progress beyond 75% the past 3 weeks. My biggest problems is that I can't sit or stand for more than 30 mins without my neck and shoulders seizing up on me. I'm not supposed to bend over for any length of time, and lifting over 10lbs blows out my back. Talk about frustrating. We were at a union related event on Sunday, and after standing for an hour, it took a min for my back to unseize enough to re tie a shoe lace on my sneakers. I don't want to have these issues become chronic, so am working with the insurance co in an attempt to avoid this. Have been inactive for too long, and am wanting to resume normal activities, but can't because I'm not fully recovered from the accident. And have been advised not to by my Physiotherapist (grumble!!!!). Such is life in recovery. If I can get back to 80% of where I was before the crash I'm happy. But it's getting there that's the problem right now. Such is life, but am trying to keep a positive attitude over the whole mess. Just hope that this next therapy for the neck and shoulders finishes what the physiotherapy started.
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Must have missed the PTR, sorry. The safari sounds like so much fun. I can't wait to do that. We stopped doing parks on our arrival and departure day as well. Time to enjoy the pool, maybe some shopping, and a nice meal. I think that bus ride from AKL to MK took forever, but that is just because I am so anxious to get there. If you moved Boma up earlier, then that should work. We haven't been in Nov/Dec yet, but when we do MNSSHP, we don't do a park ticket and just get in for the party.

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Great thread. Cannot believe it took me this long to find it. I am a desperate commando married to a man whose idea of a vacation is to relax in a hotel room. It gets hard at times to get everything I want done. I usually fight his urge for a mid day break or to hop parks wasting valuable time in the middle of a park day. That is why I refused to buy hoppers on our last trip or the upcoming one though. Sometimes I have to give in. A couple of trips ago, I was forced back to the room after breakfast at Chef Mickey's and not allowed to go back to the park until lunch at CRT. I guess a true commando would have just gone to the MK solo. Anyway, I am happy to be here.
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Great thread. Cannot believe it took me this long to find it. I am a desperate commando married to a man whose idea of a vacation is to relax in a hotel room. It gets hard at times to get everything I want done. I usually fight his urge for a mid day break or to hop parks wasting valuable time in the middle of a park day. That is why I refused to buy hoppers on our last trip or the upcoming one though. Sometimes I have to give in. A couple of trips ago, I was forced back to the room after breakfast at Chef Mickey's and not allowed to go back to the park until lunch at CRT. I guess a true commando would have just gone to the MK solo. Anyway, I am happy to be here.
You are member #234 Was just getting a chuckle reading one of your TR's that your husband likes to be referred to as CB, I'm big on the park hoppers, but I certainly understand that there could be a problem in your case that you might not make it to the next park in a decent time (someone might want to go back to the resort), you have done the wise choice. You got to fill everyone in on why he likes to be referred to as CB
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