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Old 02-19-2011, 11:56 PM   #706
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I get up by 5:15 AM and I know that I made an ADR for CRT before 6 AM my time (here in Big D).

While I know that I could plan my trip down to the minute with the proposed new system, I'm not sure I like it either. I let dining dictate most of our schedule. We'll see how this all works out. It could be several years before any of this even comes to fruition.
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:43 PM   #707
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I think the FP system they have now, works pretty good , I can usally get decent times. On the other hand if they did them in advance the park we would go to at night could go a lot smoother having FP's already in play

It's not the worst thing they could have come up with, most parks charge a fee on thier version of FP's I hope they never go that direction
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Old 02-21-2011, 05:17 PM   #708
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Well tomorrow (Tues) I can make our ADR's. I'm going to try at midnight, just to see if you can do it anytime, I already told work I'd be a hour late, just incase
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Old 02-21-2011, 05:22 PM   #709
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made all our ADR's and here's my "plan" thus far!

8/19~ Upon everyone's arrival we will be going to Magic Kingdom then we have dinner at Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary Hotel with the 22+ people in the group.

8/20 ~ Disney's Hollywood Studios for the day with lunch at Mama Melrose(22 people) and priority seating for the Fantasmic show.

8/21 ~ Epcott for the day. Noah and Kate will eat a late lunch at Teppan Edo in the Japan pavilion and the rest of us(6 peeps) will be eating at Coral Reef.

8/22 ~ Another day in Hollywood Studios. Lunch at the Sci Fi Drive In Dinner.(22 people)

8/23~ Noah's birthday.. we will be in Magic Kingdom or Epcot then we have the Hoop Dee Doo Revue dinner show at 7:15 at Fort Wilderness. (just the 8 in my party)

8/24~ Grand Gathering with the entire 22+ people on this trip. We have Breakfast at Tony's then a special seating for Mickey's Philharmagic

8/25~ Animal Kingdom for the day. We have breakfast at Donald's Safari at the Tusker House restaurant.(22 people)

8/26 ~ this is our wherever day.. we have no meal planned so we can go to whatever park we'd like.

8/27~ another whichever park we want to day then dinner at Cinderella's Happily Ever After at 1900 park Fare at the Grand Floridian.(18 people)

8/28 ~ My birthday.. we are at the Magic Kingdom all day with lunch at The Crystal Palace (18 people)

8/29 ~Up early.. ME for 3 and driving back for the rest
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:22 PM   #710
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Can I be a beginner commando wanna-be? I did pretty good last fall at our first trip to Disneyland, now I'm planning on WDW. This is my first time back since I was 8.

Although I want to plan exceptionally well, because there's a chance I might have to go alone with my kids, because of my son's age and the fact that he's a bit of a scaredy cat, I may have to throw half my plans (and rides) out the window when we get there.
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Can I be a beginner commando wanna-be? I did pretty good last fall at our first trip to Disneyland, now I'm planning on WDW. This is my first time back since I was 8.

Although I want to plan exceptionally well, because there's a chance I might have to go alone with my kids, because of my son's age and the fact that he's a bit of a scaredy cat, I may have to throw half my plans (and rides) out the window when we get there.
You are member #139 1st thing I would do is print out park maps and learn the layout of the land, also do a little research on the rides, shows, parades, etc. to see what ones would work out best for you And then go from there If you have any ?'s just ask, I'm most certian someone will be able to answer
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:31 PM   #712
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Thanks! I've got a good start on the meals already, I have the restaurants (plus a few others extra just in case) printed out and the kids and I are looking them over! lol!
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Thanks! I've got a good start on the meals already, I have the restaurants (plus a few others extra just in case) printed out and the kids and I are looking them over! lol!
Are you staying at a WDW Resort, how many days will you be staying
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:49 PM   #714
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We're booked into All-Star Movies, with the free dining offer, which I've upgraded. 10 whole days I'm way more excited than the kids. lol!

Just printed out the maps...a little small, but usable for now. I'm going to highlight the attractions and rides that I am sure my son will be okay with. The ones with drops, like POTC, are iffy.
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We're booked into All-Star Movies, with the free dining offer, which I've upgraded. 10 whole days I'm way more excited than the kids. lol!

Just printed out the maps...a little small, but usable for now. I'm going to highlight the attractions and rides that I am sure my son will be okay with. The ones with drops, like POTC, are iffy.
That's where we stay, my son loves it thier, last 2 times we had The Love Bug section, on son's request, he calls it The Herbie Hotel We will most likely be in the Toy Story section in August, I hope anyway since we've been requesting it, since we had to get a preferred room for the Kids Play & Stay Free Offer

Since you are staying on site, you have to make sure you use the Extra Magic Hours, you can get alot done in these times, and if you go back to the resort for a nap or swim, you can still be ahead

The drop on POTC is not bad, the pirates and it being kind of dark could be a issue
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made all our ADR's and here's my "plan" thus far!

8/19~ Upon everyone's arrival we will be going to Magic Kingdom then we have dinner at Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary Hotel with the 22+ people in the group.

8/20 ~ Disney's Hollywood Studios for the day with lunch at Mama Melrose(22 people) and priority seating for the Fantasmic show.

8/21 ~ Epcott for the day. Noah and Kate will eat a late lunch at Teppan Edo in the Japan pavilion and the rest of us(6 peeps) will be eating at Coral Reef.

8/22 ~ Another day in Hollywood Studios. Lunch at the Sci Fi Drive In Dinner.(22 people)

8/23~ Noah's birthday.. we will be in Magic Kingdom or Epcot then we have the Hoop Dee Doo Revue dinner show at 7:15 at Fort Wilderness. (just the 8 in my party)

8/24~ Grand Gathering with the entire 22+ people on this trip. We have Breakfast at Tony's then a special seating for Mickey's Philharmagic

8/25~ Animal Kingdom for the day. We have breakfast at Donald's Safari at the Tusker House restaurant.(22 people)

8/26 ~ this is our wherever day.. we have no meal planned so we can go to whatever park we'd like.

8/27~ another whichever park we want to day then dinner at Cinderella's Happily Ever After at 1900 park Fare at the Grand Floridian.(18 people)

8/28 ~ My birthday.. we are at the Magic Kingdom all day with lunch at The Crystal Palace (18 people)

8/29 ~Up early.. ME for 3 and driving back for the rest
WOW you got some great ADR's for such a huge party

On the 22nd & 23rd we will be in the same park
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Please let us know how it works out and what time you're able to book! Good luck.
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We're a commando family for sure! Although we have been often enough now that we don't need to plan every minute anymore. We know the drill by now.

For our May trip this year my son, who is a HS senior, is only going to be at Disney with us for one day before he flies back home. He doesn't want to miss too much school so he is doing a long weekend with us at Universal and the Monday at the world.

So... we are planning major commando day for him. At least three parks, maybe all four. I can't wait!
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Please let us know how it works out and what time you're able to book! Good luck.
I tried at midnight and 12:30 am, no luck. This morning I got on at 6:30am and it worked, so somewhere between 12:30 am and 6:30 am it opens, I would take a guess and say 6am

I Did manage to get everything we wanted

This is what we got

8/21 - Ohana 5pm
8/22 - WCC 5pm
8/23 - Teppen Edo 4:10pm
8/24 - 1900 Park Fare 8am
8/25 - Hollywood & Vine with Fantasmic package 4:30pm
8/26 - LeCeillier 11:35 am (lunch)

I lucked out with the times, they are all keepers

This week I have to make the ressies for the extras, we will do, hope they work out just as well as the ADR's
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We're a commando family for sure! Although we have been often enough now that we don't need to plan every minute anymore. We know the drill by now.

For our May trip this year my son, who is a HS senior, is only going to be at Disney with us for one day before he flies back home. He doesn't want to miss too much school so he is doing a long weekend with us at Universal and the Monday at the world.

So... we are planning major commando day for him. At least three parks, maybe all four. I can't wait!
You are member #140 Too bad your son will only be at WDW 1day, but oh what a day it will be
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