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Old 12-23-2010, 07:13 AM   #616
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That's pretty much what I had before we got on the train I did most of what I wanted to get done when in route to WDW, Everything got done but my son really threw me a loop,

Your instincts will return even if it is when you arrive, IMO you will be just fine
Thanks! I will have several hours of sitting in the airport and on the plane so I'll just make sure I have everything printed out and in my carry-on.

I'll be checking our your TR, it will give me something to do today because there is no one in the office! I love the holidays
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:59 PM   #618
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I started a trip report page since I'm doing it for the Commandos and The Dis Dads, might as well be one big happy family

The TR is Titled A Commando Trip Report 6 Days Almost 100 On The Move Hours!


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Hope to start Day 2 Weds night, it was a pretty good day
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:33 PM   #619
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Is anyone planning on going to WDW in August I don't know what week yet we are going, but maybe we can get a Commando trip going
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:47 AM   #620
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Would you believe my parents (who don't believe in having schedules on vacation) called me last night to ask if we had dinner reservations for every night at Disney (we leave a week from tomorrow)?! I reminded them that I was told to only book one dinner (on DHs birthday) and they wanted to "wing it" the rest of the time.

Lucky for me, the crowds must be pretty small during our stay, because I was able to book 2 more dinners around our crazy park hopping schedule (that no one else in the family knows about ).

I scored a 9:20 reservation at Artist Point and a 4:00 reservation at Rose and Crown. I had my pick of times and restaurants, but chose the off times to maximize time in the parks. Also Mom and DH are extremely picky eaters... sure hope they find something on the menu at these places!
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Is anyone planning on going to WDW in August I don't know what week yet we are going, but maybe we can get a Commando trip going
My sons and I will be there August 23rd - August 28th.
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Old 12-30-2010, 06:56 PM   #622
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My sons and I will be there August 23rd - August 28th.
The 2 weeks I'm looking at in August are

Aug 7-13 in a blackout no free dining
Aug 21-27 offers free dining

I have to get a couple of prices to compare, but from what I priced so far I would save almost $700 if I went 21-27, I have 3 weeks before vacations are due at work
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:54 PM   #623
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Would you believe my parents (who don't believe in having schedules on vacation) called me last night to ask if we had dinner reservations for every night at Disney (we leave a week from tomorrow)?! I reminded them that I was told to only book one dinner (on DHs birthday) and they wanted to "wing it" the rest of the time.

Lucky for me, the crowds must be pretty small during our stay, because I was able to book 2 more dinners around our crazy park hopping schedule (that no one else in the family knows about ).

I scored a 9:20 reservation at Artist Point and a 4:00 reservation at Rose and Crown. I had my pick of times and restaurants, but chose the off times to maximize time in the parks. Also Mom and DH are extremely picky eaters... sure hope they find something on the menu at these places!
Nice Score, I've never been to either, I remember checking out the menu for Artist Point, I think they had Buffalo Steak that I would have tried, but I got cheap since it was Sig Dining (I'm really tight with the Sit Down Dinners) You got to let me know how it was
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:50 PM   #624
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The 2 weeks I'm looking at in August are

Aug 7-13 in a blackout no free dining
Aug 21-27 offers free dining

I have to get a couple of prices to compare, but from what I priced so far I would save almost $700 if I went 21-27, I have 3 weeks before vacations are due at work
I'd go for Aug 21-27. $700 buys a lot of souvenirs
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I'd go for Aug 21-27. $700 buys a lot of souvenirs
We might be there the same time $700 is also only $27 short of my way down via the AutoTrain
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Old 12-31-2010, 06:24 PM   #626
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We might be there the same time $700 is also only $27 short of my way down via the AutoTrain
One of these days I will have to try the Autotrain. it seems like a fun way to travel.
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One of these days I will have to try the Autotrain. it seems like a fun way to travel.
It gets a mixed reaction, you will either Love it or Hate it The way I look at it you arrive in the early morning and you are relaxed and ready to go when you get to WDW, We have done the drive down a couple of times, my back was killing me and all I wanted to do was go to sleep (most of the 1st day wasted) Even if you fly down your beat when you get there

Although the Autotrain dosn't really save anytime or money, it gives me my sanity and rest When I arrive at WDW I don't want to miss a beat And being well rested really helps you get through a long day of touring the parks
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We did the Auto-Train for the first time in October one-way down to Florida. We had a blast! Very relaxing and we had our mini-van and were on I-4 by 9 am. If we did a round trip, it would cost the same as airfare now for our family of 4. We only got coach seats as a room would have been too expensive for us. We will do this again.
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