Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies > Theme Parks Community
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 02-27-2011, 08:08 PM   #736
juliebug1997
DIS Veteran
 
juliebug1997's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 5,253

I am now going to be going to Orlando on June 24th through July 9th! My husband is going to have a conference at the DTD Hilton June 27th through the 29th and then he's going home for a couple of days and I'm going to stay at the Beach Club by myself from June 30th through July 2nd! We're going to do WWoHP on the 25th and the 26th, go check in on the 26th at the Hilton, I'll play in the parks during the day while DH is learning, we'll go out during the evenings, and then I'll need to plan some things for myself while I'm there alone.

__________________

Commando #137 at your service!
juliebug1997 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2011, 09:36 PM   #737
Disney Commando
DDC
Disney Fans Are Friends
now I have some things to plan, I'm going to try to get the Dapper Dans
 
Disney Commando's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: The Shore, NJ
Posts: 5,757

Quote:
Originally Posted by juliebug1997 View Post
I am now going to be going to Orlando on June 24th through July 9th! My husband is going to have a conference at the DTD Hilton June 27th through the 29th and then he's going home for a couple of days and I'm going to stay at the Beach Club by myself from June 30th through July 2nd! We're going to do WWoHP on the 25th and the 26th, go check in on the 26th at the Hilton, I'll play in the parks during the day while DH is learning, we'll go out during the evenings, and then I'll need to plan some things for myself while I'm there alone.

IMO Minnie Lor would be the best to give you some idea's I know I would be like alittle kid in a toy store But I can't see myself ever getting the chance of being a WDW by myself, although I would love to do at least 1 day, my son would never allow it
__________________
Me DH (45), DW (44) , DS (8)
1976 Contemp, 82 Contemp, 86 Contemp, 8/03 Honeymoon Off Site, 7/05 Off Site. 11/08 Off Site, Halloween till 11/08/09 ASM w/ Free DDP, Dis Dads Dec. Trip 12/5 - 12/11, 2010 8/11 ASM, 8/12 Off Site, 11/12 ASM, 8/13 ASM, 4/14 POP, 6/14 AKL, 8/14 POP

Dis Dad Member #393
WDW Commando Member #1
Disney Commando is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 02-27-2011, 10:01 PM   #738
juliebug1997
DIS Veteran
 
juliebug1997's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 5,253

Quote:
Originally Posted by Disney Commando View Post
IMO Minnie Lor would be the best to give you some idea's I know I would be like alittle kid in a toy store But I can't see myself ever getting the chance of being a WDW by myself, although I would love to do at least 1 day, my son would never allow it
Well, my first alone day is a F! day so I'm going to avoid DHS. After seeing all the character pictures from Epcot last year, I thought I'd spend part of that day hanging out in the WS getting autographs and pictures. The next day is a non F! day so, I made a breakfast ressie at H&V at 8 AM so that I could try to beat the masses over to TSM after I'm done. My last day will be just a partial day as DH will be arriving around noon from the airport. These are all just tentative plans as of right now.

So far, for the first part of our trip, these are our ressies.

6/26 California Grill 7:45 PM

6/27 Cape May 7:30 AM
'Ohana 8:10 PM

6/29 Sci Fi 6:45 PM

6/30 Cape May 7:30 AM (since I'll be staying at BC for the next two days); tour Epcot during the day.
Crystal Palace 7:00 PM

7/1 Hollywood and Vine 8:00 AM; tour DHS. I've never eaten at Pizza Planet so I thought I'd give it a try.

7/2 Crystal Palace 8:25 AM; I may cut this one as I'll have to check out of BC that day and get over to POR to check in and wait for my husband.

I'll post my other ressies later. Those are pretty much set in stone now. I signed us up for a Pirate Party Boat thing and we're planning on a day at Typhoon Lagoon.
__________________

Commando #137 at your service!
juliebug1997 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2011, 10:22 PM   #739
Disney Commando
DDC
Disney Fans Are Friends
now I have some things to plan, I'm going to try to get the Dapper Dans
 
Disney Commando's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: The Shore, NJ
Posts: 5,757

Quote:
Originally Posted by juliebug1997 View Post
Well, my first alone day is a F! day so I'm going to avoid DHS. After seeing all the character pictures from Epcot last year, I thought I'd spend part of that day hanging out in the WS getting autographs and pictures. The next day is a non F! day so, I made a breakfast ressie at H&V at 8 AM so that I could try to beat the masses over to TSM after I'm done. My last day will be just a partial day as DH will be arriving around noon from the airport. These are all just tentative plans as of right now.

So far, for the first part of our trip, these are our ressies.

6/26 California Grill 7:45 PM

6/27 Cape May 7:30 AM
'Ohana 8:10 PM

6/29 Sci Fi 6:45 PM

6/30 Cape May 7:30 AM (since I'll be staying at BC for the next two days); tour Epcot during the day.
Crystal Palace 7:00 PM

7/1 Hollywood and Vine 8:00 AM; tour DHS. I've never eaten at Pizza Planet so I thought I'd give it a try.

7/2 Crystal Palace 8:25 AM; I may cut this one as I'll have to check out of BC that day and get over to POR to check in and wait for my husband.

I'll post my other ressies later. Those are pretty much set in stone now. I signed us up for a Pirate Party Boat thing and we're planning on a day at Typhoon Lagoon.
Cape May breakfast was really good, if you see a older gent that is a greeter in the lobby, be sure to get a pic with him, he is like a WDW icon

The pirate boat thing if it's The Pirate Firework Cruise you will have a good time, we really liked it
__________________
Me DH (45), DW (44) , DS (8)
1976 Contemp, 82 Contemp, 86 Contemp, 8/03 Honeymoon Off Site, 7/05 Off Site. 11/08 Off Site, Halloween till 11/08/09 ASM w/ Free DDP, Dis Dads Dec. Trip 12/5 - 12/11, 2010 8/11 ASM, 8/12 Off Site, 11/12 ASM, 8/13 ASM, 4/14 POP, 6/14 AKL, 8/14 POP

Dis Dad Member #393
WDW Commando Member #1
Disney Commando is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2011, 09:52 AM   #740
Wendy&Grumpy
Is there any better place to live than Mickey's backyard?
 
Wendy&Grumpy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Gotha, Florida
Posts: 1,387

My family calls me the "Tour Nazi." Does that mean I'm a Commando?
__________________
Etsy/Ebay: PixieDustedStitches

One should always have a getaway to look forward to - even if it's just one night!!

Fort Wilderness December 2012 ~ Disney Dream October 2012 ~ Animal Kingdom Lodge August/September 2012 ~ Contemporary July 2012 ~ Coronado Springs May 2012 ~ Disney Fantasy April 2012 ~ Disney Dream January 2012 ~ Port Orleans French Quarter December 2011 ~ Boardwalk Inn November 2011 ~ Disney Dream October 2011 ~ Wilderness Lodge August/September 2011 ~ Caribbean Beach April 2011 ~ Beach Club March 2011 ~ Disney Dream February 2011 ~ Pop Century December 2010 ~ All Star Music July/August 2008 ~ Villas at the Disney Institute December 1997
Wendy&Grumpy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2011, 08:13 PM   #741
Disney Commando
DDC
Disney Fans Are Friends
now I have some things to plan, I'm going to try to get the Dapper Dans
 
Disney Commando's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: The Shore, NJ
Posts: 5,757

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wendy&Grumpy View Post
My family calls me the "Tour Nazi." Does that mean I'm a Commando?
I would say you qualify You are member #142
__________________
Me DH (45), DW (44) , DS (8)
1976 Contemp, 82 Contemp, 86 Contemp, 8/03 Honeymoon Off Site, 7/05 Off Site. 11/08 Off Site, Halloween till 11/08/09 ASM w/ Free DDP, Dis Dads Dec. Trip 12/5 - 12/11, 2010 8/11 ASM, 8/12 Off Site, 11/12 ASM, 8/13 ASM, 4/14 POP, 6/14 AKL, 8/14 POP

Dis Dad Member #393
WDW Commando Member #1
Disney Commando is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 02:04 PM   #742
Minnie Lor
I feel that same comaraderie
 
Minnie Lor's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: SW MO
Posts: 2,335

Quote:
Originally Posted by juliebug1997 View Post
Well, my first alone day is a F! day so I'm going to avoid DHS. After seeing all the character pictures from Epcot last year, I thought I'd spend part of that day hanging out in the WS getting autographs and pictures. The next day is a non F! day so, I made a breakfast ressie at H&V at 8 AM so that I could try to beat the masses over to TSM after I'm done. My last day will be just a partial day as DH will be arriving around noon from the airport. These are all just tentative plans as of right now.

So far, for the first part of our trip, these are our ressies.

6/26 California Grill 7:45 PM

6/27 Cape May 7:30 AM
'Ohana 8:10 PM

6/29 Sci Fi 6:45 PM

6/30 Cape May 7:30 AM (since I'll be staying at BC for the next two days); tour Epcot during the day.
Crystal Palace 7:00 PM

7/1 Hollywood and Vine 8:00 AM; tour DHS. I've never eaten at Pizza Planet so I thought I'd give it a try.

7/2 Crystal Palace 8:25 AM; I may cut this one as I'll have to check out of BC that day and get over to POR to check in and wait for my husband.

I'll post my other ressies later. Those are pretty much set in stone now. I signed us up for a Pirate Party Boat thing and we're planning on a day at Typhoon Lagoon.
Sounds like you've got some great plans. When I travel alone, I don't do much in the way of table service as I'd rather snack my way around every park. I make a detailed spreadsheet making sure that I get in my favorite rides several times. I'm not into thrill rides so I concentrate more on rides that I adore and my DH is just so-so with. Last time, I had a spreadsheet but ignored it. I need one to keep me on track.

I also love to just sit and soak up the ambiance from different parts of all the parks. I grab something cold and find a shady spot. Going solo is a whole other experience. You hear, see, and smell more because you're concentrating on your senses instead of the person that you're traveling with. Those are the memories that I think about when I drift off to sleep at night. That's when you really "get" the whole magic of Disney.
__________________
Lorie

Oct '99: CSR via SOG ~ May '02: CR via SOG ~ Nov '04: SOG ~ May '06: SOG ~ Dec '07: Pop for MouseFest ~ May '08: Pop w/friends ~
Oct '08: SOG ~ Dec '09: Pop for DIS-A-Palooza ~ Sep '10: Solo @ Pop ~ May '11: AKV for 15th Anniversary ~ Mar '13: Tokyo Disney
Minnie Lor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 05:33 PM   #743
Dobby
27 years is too long to wait for Disney
 
Dobby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Northern Manitoba
Posts: 184

I just got my tentative plan in place; took me 3 days worth of coffee breaks to figure it out. Of course, it will change a little later when I get October's hours, and the dates of the Halloween parties, etc. But I wanted to see it all in black and white. It's easier for me to get a grip on the 4 parks and all there is to do if it's in print in one spot.

Is it too soon to try it out here? Or should I wait until I have the hours and have tweaked it a little more?
__________________
WDW Commando #139
Dobby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 08:42 PM   #744
Disney Commando
DDC
Disney Fans Are Friends
now I have some things to plan, I'm going to try to get the Dapper Dans
 
Disney Commando's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: The Shore, NJ
Posts: 5,757

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dobby View Post
I just got my tentative plan in place; took me 3 days worth of coffee breaks to figure it out. Of course, it will change a little later when I get October's hours, and the dates of the Halloween parties, etc. But I wanted to see it all in black and white. It's easier for me to get a grip on the 4 parks and all there is to do if it's in print in one spot.

Is it too soon to try it out here? Or should I wait until I have the hours and have tweaked it a little more?
I know the feeling, planning before the hours and events are up, it is a good starting foundation though

Let's hear what you got so far
__________________
Me DH (45), DW (44) , DS (8)
1976 Contemp, 82 Contemp, 86 Contemp, 8/03 Honeymoon Off Site, 7/05 Off Site. 11/08 Off Site, Halloween till 11/08/09 ASM w/ Free DDP, Dis Dads Dec. Trip 12/5 - 12/11, 2010 8/11 ASM, 8/12 Off Site, 11/12 ASM, 8/13 ASM, 4/14 POP, 6/14 AKL, 8/14 POP

Dis Dad Member #393
WDW Commando Member #1
Disney Commando is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 09:45 PM   #745
Dobby
27 years is too long to wait for Disney
 
Dobby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Northern Manitoba
Posts: 184

Here's my tentative, ever-changing, possible plan...

Sept. 28th - arrive around 1 or 2, maybe head to Epcot. I don't want to have to fight crowds for rides right away, so I thought a saunter around the world might be a good way to ease in. Grab supper at Sunshine Seasons.

29th - EMH at MK - eat quick at the hotel before we go, no time to waste!
- grab lunch at Casey's, again no time to waste.
Back to the hotel to rest/swim. We'll see if this works, and if DS will actually sleep. Today will decide how rest time will go the rest of the week.
Head to DHS for supper at Mama Melrose, get tickets for Fantasmic!

30th - Eat then head to MK for the morning.
- lunch at Crystal Palace
- head to hotel for rest/swim
-quick bite to eat somewhere, then stay for Halloween party if it's on this night. Last as long as possible. lol!

1st - DHS (hoping this is EMH, if not we're going anyway!)
- lunch at Sci-Fi Dine-In
- rest/swim
-head to MK for dinner at Columbia House (or another CS place) and 'play' until Wishes. I'm hoping to do the Tomorrowland Terrace Dessert Buffet

2nd - AK -early day starting with breakfast at Tusker House
-lunch at the Yak and Yeti counter service place
-we'll stay until closing, as it's early. eat supper at hotel and in bed early.

3rd - Epcot - breakfast at Akershus
- lunch at Chefs de France (DS loves Ratatouille, so I will try my best to catch Remy)
- rest/swim
- maybe head to MK for EMH if it's on, or catch the electrical parade if it's on...kids will be in awe, and I'm hoping to see Elliot; Pete's Dragon is my favorite movie from childhood)

4th - Epcot - morning snacks from Boulangerie Patisserie
- early lunch at Le Cellier
- rest of the day will be rides, sight seeing, and snacking around the world...try to catch Illuminations if it's on this night.

5th - Breakfast at 1900 Park Fare...love me some Mary Poppins!
- Typhoon Lagoon day!!
- Once we're done, or get crowded out, we'll head to DTD to shop and eat supper at Wolfgang Puck Express.

6th - hoping for EMH at MK, if not, we'll show up early anyway!
- play all day, skip rest time!
- supper at 1900 Park Fare with Cinderella! then early night in bed.

7th - last full day, so I'm not planning any TS meals. We'll decide during the week what our 2 favorite parks were, then do both of them this day and eat CS and snacks all day, lasting as long as we possibly can!

8th - breakfast at 'Ohana early, then head back and get picked up to fly home

Somewhere in here, I had wanted to see Harry Potter world but will only try it if my brother can join us and we can find transportation. Otherwise I am refusing to leave the parks!
__________________
WDW Commando #139

Last edited by Dobby; 03-04-2011 at 07:19 PM.
Dobby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 10:19 PM   #746
Disney Commando
DDC
Disney Fans Are Friends
now I have some things to plan, I'm going to try to get the Dapper Dans
 
Disney Commando's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: The Shore, NJ
Posts: 5,757

Dobby - So far your off to a great start, When the hours and events are released, you will be able to detail plans and change things to fit accordingly
__________________
Me DH (45), DW (44) , DS (8)
1976 Contemp, 82 Contemp, 86 Contemp, 8/03 Honeymoon Off Site, 7/05 Off Site. 11/08 Off Site, Halloween till 11/08/09 ASM w/ Free DDP, Dis Dads Dec. Trip 12/5 - 12/11, 2010 8/11 ASM, 8/12 Off Site, 11/12 ASM, 8/13 ASM, 4/14 POP, 6/14 AKL, 8/14 POP

Dis Dad Member #393
WDW Commando Member #1
Disney Commando is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 05:54 AM   #747
Dobby
27 years is too long to wait for Disney
 
Dobby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Northern Manitoba
Posts: 184

Thanks! It doesn't look too crazy with the meals? I had to cut out a few that I wanted to try, but I kept all the character ones that I really wanted to take the kids to. And last night, my character/stranger fearing boy said that he wants to meet Donald Duck! So that's Donald and Remy so far!!
__________________
WDW Commando #139
Dobby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2011, 10:34 PM   #748
Disney Commando
DDC
Disney Fans Are Friends
now I have some things to plan, I'm going to try to get the Dapper Dans
 
Disney Commando's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: The Shore, NJ
Posts: 5,757

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dobby View Post
Thanks! It doesn't look too crazy with the meals? I had to cut out a few that I wanted to try, but I kept all the character ones that I really wanted to take the kids to. And last night, my character/stranger fearing boy said that he wants to meet Donald Duck! So that's Donald and Remy so far!!
The 1st couple trips my son took, he was afraid of most of the characters What I did for any animal character was to go up to them and have him pet them, they would show they like it, and he got out of the being scared thing For Pluto scratch behind his ear he will start moving his leg like a dog would, my son still does that to him, he's one of his favs
__________________
Me DH (45), DW (44) , DS (8)
1976 Contemp, 82 Contemp, 86 Contemp, 8/03 Honeymoon Off Site, 7/05 Off Site. 11/08 Off Site, Halloween till 11/08/09 ASM w/ Free DDP, Dis Dads Dec. Trip 12/5 - 12/11, 2010 8/11 ASM, 8/12 Off Site, 11/12 ASM, 8/13 ASM, 4/14 POP, 6/14 AKL, 8/14 POP

Dis Dad Member #393
WDW Commando Member #1
Disney Commando is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2011, 02:26 AM   #749
~Tonga Wingo~
A.K.A Mrs. Dale
 
~Tonga Wingo~'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 321

There are people like me out there!

I'm single, 26. No kids. etc. I never go with the same people. Last year I went with my aunt and her son. She wanted me to plan everything so I did. Then when we got to the parks...let's just say it was bad. I plan and plan...she doesn't.

This year, I am going with my younger sister who just turned 21. I hope it's better. We both hate wasting time except she does like her sleep which may make it hard for us to be at RD and stay till the park closes (2 AM for 2 nights at MK while we are there ). I like to eat 3 meals/day. We are on the DxDPP and I am determined to eat TS each of the 3 meals with the exception of our Harry Potter Day (Sorry Mickey!). My sister called me a planning Nazi the other day because I told her I wanted her to make me a list of rides/shows for each parks and rank them . I like to make a circle through the parks if I can. Extra walking is time spent that I could be walking! I do cut through stores etc if it's shorter. If we are waiting in line, I review the park maps and look around for wait times at other rides in order to see if our next planned ride is doable or if we need to rearrange or bump it all together. FP is a must!

Anyway, my plan for our upcoming trip 4-28 to May 4 at Pop. We will be using our car because I hate waiting on buses.

Arrival day. Cape May Cafe (D) Wishes and MK til 2AM.
Day 2. Epcot- Askurshus (B) Chefs de France (L) Teppan Edo (D)
Day 3. IOA- Kona (B) Harry Potter. Narcoossee's (D) Then the boardwalk
Day 4. MK (2 AM!) Crystal Palace (B) The Plaza (L) Tony's (D)
Day 5. HS- 1900 Park Fare (B) Mama Melrose (L) Sci Fi (D)
Day 6. AK and DTD- Tusker House (B) Yak and Yeti (L) Wolfgang Puck (D)
Day 7. Ohana's (B) then to Magic Kingdom. Late lunch at Via Napoli before we leave.

Scheduled our lunches for 2 PM and Dinners at 8 or 9. Then we are eating lunch when it's hot and riding when others are eating lunch at the normal times. Late dinners to correspond with the late lunches. Breakfasts before RD with the exception of 1 on HS day due to the 2AM night before. There are EMH at HS this day so I think we will be OK.

Question? Last year I planned each ride in order according to the "make a circle" plan I had for each parks. However, I'm thinking this year of going in each morning with our first 5 rides or so planned and then relying on the Touring Plans wait times app on my phone to plan the rest and just hitting the one's with the shortest wait and using FP for anything longer than say 10-15 mins. I also plan to check the wait times daily two weeks prior to get an idea of when the best times are for certain rides. Anyone used this site for wait times before?
__________________
Me: My furbabies: Jane and Jasper

WDW Commando Member #143
-----------------------------------------------
Latest Trips: June 2010 ASMo / May 2011 Pop / June 2012 Music / Oct 2013 POR

Upcoming trip!! POR - Nov 2014
~Tonga Wingo~ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2011, 11:55 AM   #750
jmm476
DIS Veteran
 
jmm476's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 995

I haven't used the Touring plans wait time app, but I did use the undercover tourist wait app and I found it to be very reliable. The most I ever saw it be "off" was 5 minutes and it's really easy to send them a message with the correct waiting time so they can update it. I hope this trip is better than your last!
__________________
WDW Commando Member #75

No trip planned right now

My first dining review! Jan 2011
jmm476 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: