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Old 10-09-2012, 03:41 PM   #91
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I had the most awesome chat with a cm at Disney Dining just now... she also gave me the hours for the parks while we are there, with the disclaimer *all hours subject to change without notice.

Our meal plan so far:

Wed, arrival day--DL 9 am - 9 pm, DCA 9 am - 8 pm (8 am EE)
Paradise garden grill lunch (~11:30 am or as soon as they open)
Blue Bayou dinner: 4:30 PM PS made

Thursday--DL 9 am - 10 pm (8 am EE), DCA 9 am - 8 pm:
Room service breakfast, then DL for EE
Trader Sam/Tangaroa lunch (~11:30 am)
WCT WOC dinner: 4:40 PM PS made

Friday--DL 8 am - Mid, DCA 8 am - 10 pm (7 am EE):
Goofy's Kitchen 7:10 am
Rainforest Cafe lunch (~11:30 am, will make a ressie)
Big Thunder BBQ 6:30 pm (was warned that in case of rain it will be closed)

Saturday--DL 8 am - Mid (7 am EE), DCA 8 am - 10 pm:
Surf's Up 7:10 am
Flo's Cafe lunch (~11:30 am)
Ariel's Grotto 7:00 pm (inside seating)

Sunday--DL 8 am - Mid, DCA 8 am - 10 pm (7 am EE):
Storyteller's 7:10 am
Corn Dog Castle (~11:30 am)
CP dinner??

Monday--DL 9 am - 9 pm, DCA 9 am - 8 pm (8 am EE)
Room service breakfast, then DCA for EE
leave at 11:00 am for airport


DCA open soooo early every day is totally screwing me up... we usually do character breakfasts on the weekends because I take advantage of EE on the weekdays instead. But almost every day they are opening DCA super early. Oh well, we'll do 2 EE's and be fashionably late for regular rope drop Fri, Sat, Sun.
Thanks for posting the tentative operating hours. I was hoping that DCA would open at 10:00 on the weekdays and maybe 9:00 on the weekends.
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:05 PM   #92
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Thanks for posting the tentative operating hours. I was hoping that DCA would open at 10:00 on the weekdays and maybe 9:00 on the weekends.
That's what I am used to also... these 7 am days with EE are a killer!
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:12 PM   #93
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Well, the new Al Lutz today is a bit of a downer. Guess I am really glad we decided to do Christmas this year and not next. A little concerned about the FP return times being enforced. But my whole park touring strategy is in shambles anyway with the early opening times for DCA, RSR, and all so I guess what's one more kink in the system?

Hopefully we'll have some CP news soon. But I think after this trip, I may be avoiding all holidays at the resorts... we love love love Halloween, but the crowds have seemed super nuts. Guess it'll be back to going in early May for future trips.
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OMG--dare I say it? We went to the World!! Split Stay! CSR May 6-10 and AKL Savannah View May 10-13, 2014 (with a dash of the Darkside thrown in for good measure the 13th & 14th.)
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:06 PM   #94
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Yah it was a bummer to read about all the changes as those things should be included in your visit. I'm really glad we decided to do the trip this year. It's been 8 years since my last trip and well over 15 years for my Boyfriend and I've never been during the holidays. I'm wondering if everyone else is going to have the same idea... I've noticed that the hours that are listed so far have the parade and fireworks showing during the weekday and those are what I wanted to see the most. So if it continues to be that way the first week of December then I get to avoid the weekends all together. I was saving our last day at DL for Friday since we fly back to Portland on Saturday. I guess this is what happens when you're a planner... anxiety kicks in a little
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:02 PM   #95
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If it weren't for not wanting dd to miss school, I would have preferred to miss as much of the weekends as possible. But this will work... I don't trust touring plans, but they are saying 8s and 9s for our dates... oh well, we'll go with the flow!
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OMG--dare I say it? We went to the World!! Split Stay! CSR May 6-10 and AKL Savannah View May 10-13, 2014 (with a dash of the Darkside thrown in for good measure the 13th & 14th.)
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:13 PM   #96
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Park hours are posted to the 3rd... but most of the entertainment hasn't been filled in... I know that fireworks will probably be at 8:45 pm the 1st night we are there... so we are planning on watching them then. The parades have me discombobulated... PPP is listed at 5:15, but they haven't put the Christmas parade up yet... and I am sure they are wondering how it will work with CP... I was hoping to see the parade in the evening--even 5:30 maybe... but that might totally screw up CP. Come on calendar!!!!
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OMG--dare I say it? We went to the World!! Split Stay! CSR May 6-10 and AKL Savannah View May 10-13, 2014 (with a dash of the Darkside thrown in for good measure the 13th & 14th.)
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:19 PM   #97
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So that will be our first day in the park and I'm getting antsy about the rest of the week. I want to be able to really nail down our plans. When I tried to explain the excitement to my bf about the hours and what not, he said can't we just wing it? My anxiety shot through the roof! I noticed they do not have the parade on there but my assumption is that it will be added later? I hope so
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:43 PM   #98
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I will say if they do not have the parade, I will be pretty devastated as it's one of the the main things I was looking forward to. I'd skip RSR (which I've yet to see) and skip Fantasmic in exchange for the parade. Fingers crossed!
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:16 PM   #99
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1st day of our trip is on the official calendar! Still no entertainment for DL--probably won't happen until 11/1 I am guessing... okay, I am hashing out our plan a little more:

Wed, arrival day--DL 9 am - 9 pm, DCA 9 am - 8 pm (8 am EE)
Paradise garden grill lunch (~11:30 am or as soon as they open)
Blue Bayou dinner: 4:30 PM PS made
--DCA 1st and DL from dinner until close
--Aladdin @ 2:20 pm, Fireworks @ 8:45 pm

Thursday--DL 9 am - 10 pm (8 am EE), DCA 9 am - 8 pm:
Room service breakfast, then DL for EE
Little Red Wagon Corndog (~11:30 am)
WCT WOC dinner: 4:40 PM PS made
--DL for EE, no nap, DCA dinner to close
--Afternoon parade??, WOC @ 8:15 pm

Friday--DL 8 am - Mid, DCA 8 am - 10 pm (7 am EE):
Goofy's Kitchen 7:10 am PS made
Rainforest Cafe lunch 11:45 am ressie made
Big Thunder BBQ 6:30 pm PS made
--DL 1st, nap after lunch, back to DL after PPP
--PPP @ 5:15 (sit near Carthay on path toward Bug's Land), F! Dessert @ 9 pm

Saturday--DL 8 am - Mid (7 am EE), DCA 8 am - 10 pm:
Surf's Up 7:10 am PS made
Flo's Cafe lunch (~11:30 am)
Ariel's Grotto 5:40 pm (inside seating) PS made
--DCA today (nap after lunch) with no hopping (Fun Wheel reopened Friday), check out Mad Tea Party

Sunday--DL 8 am - Mid, DCA 8 am - 10 pm (7 am EE):
Storyteller's 7:10 am PS made
Trader Sam/Tangaroa lunch (~11:30 am)
CP dinner??
--DL 1st head straight for Indy (reopened Saturday), nap after lunch

Monday--DL 9 am - 9 pm, DCA 9 am - 8 pm (8 am EE)
--Room service breakfast, then DCA for EE
--leave at 11:00 am for airport
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Walt's Park:Two trips as a kid, stayed off-site. Oct '07, 4 days @ DLH, dh, dd & I. May '08, 5 days "girls only trip" @ GCH dm, dd & I. May '09, 6 days @ DLH, dh, dd & I. October '10, 5 day trip, dd and I @ PPH. Dec '12, 6 days @ PPH, dh, dd &I. Can't stand it anymore--DLH here we come Oct 25-29, 2015!

OMG--dare I say it? We went to the World!! Split Stay! CSR May 6-10 and AKL Savannah View May 10-13, 2014 (with a dash of the Darkside thrown in for good measure the 13th & 14th.)

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Old 10-24-2012, 10:09 PM   #100
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That looks like a pretty solid schedule to me. We are doing later lunches and dinners for our schedule, mainly to offset the crowds.

Our arrival day and first park day came available for dining reservations, so I have started with our bookings. So far everything has gone perfectly, except that dinner is later than I planned on our arrival night. Apparently, party size has a big impact on the available reservation times. Steakhouse 55 only had a 5:10 and an 8 for us. Blue Bayou only seats large parties at lunch, and only at either 11:30 or 1:10. Tomorrow I get to have my hubby try booking Carthay Circle for Christmas lunch since I have a work meeting when they open in the morning.

Yay for planning progress!
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Thanks ociana! I am getting super excited! I am sure you are too... once you can start making those ressies it seems so much closer! The funny thing is the expiration on my milk is what really gets it for me. Right now our milk expires Novemvber 28th (of course it'll be gone by this weekend!) But pretty soon the milk I will buy won't expire until we are on our trip!! Then I'll know we are really really close!

Did you see the post about 4 and 5 day tickets have to go to different turnstiles. I am sure I will still pick the wrong one... whatever line you see me in, go to a different one... even a choice of 2 and I will pick the slowest line. Maybe I'll have my daughter pick...
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OMG--dare I say it? We went to the World!! Split Stay! CSR May 6-10 and AKL Savannah View May 10-13, 2014 (with a dash of the Darkside thrown in for good measure the 13th & 14th.)

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Old 10-25-2012, 12:08 AM   #102
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Anyone know when they will post park hours for the rest of December? I guess I'm used to WDW hours being posted about 6 months out.
Emailed Disney dining today and made reservations for our arrival night for Goofy's Kitchen and then Big Thunder Ranch BBQ on our last night. I'm starting to get very excited for this trip! We are going as a family to celebrate my graduation from Nursing School in December. This is also the first trip that our second child will be old enjoy to enjoy the characters and rides!! 53 days until arrival!
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:25 PM   #103
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Anyone know when they will post park hours for the rest of December? I guess I'm used to WDW hours being posted about 6 months out.
Emailed Disney dining today and made reservations for our arrival night for Goofy's Kitchen and then Big Thunder Ranch BBQ on our last night. I'm starting to get very excited for this trip! We are going as a family to celebrate my graduation from Nursing School in December. This is also the first trip that our second child will be old enjoy to enjoy the characters and rides!! 53 days until arrival!
Each day they add a day... 6 weeks out... so today they added the 6th of December... its hard to wait, but you kindof get used to it! lol SOme cms at Disney Dining will tell you the hours of your trip... but they aren't officially official until they get posted--and yep, even then they can change!
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OMG--dare I say it? We went to the World!! Split Stay! CSR May 6-10 and AKL Savannah View May 10-13, 2014 (with a dash of the Darkside thrown in for good measure the 13th & 14th.)
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Thanks ociana! I am getting super excited! I am sure you are too... once you can start making those ressies it seems so much closer! The funny thing is the expiration on my milk is what really gets it for me. Right now our milk expires Novemvber 28th (of course it'll be gone by this weekend!) But pretty soon the milk I will buy won't expire until we are on our trip!! Then I'll know we are really really close!

Did you see the post about 4 and 5 day tickets have to go to different turnstiles. I am sure I will still pick the wrong one... whatever line you see me in, go to a different one... even a choice of 2 and I will pick the slowest line. Maybe I'll have my daughter pick...
The milk expiration is a great measure! I love that.

Yes, I saw the post about 4 and 5 day tickets. I am hoping that people's experiences between now and when we leave will help us sort that out...but I expect we will need to get to the gate even earlier to compensate.

Our big issue right now is that some deadlines at my work got moved up to January 3rd. They already have canceled my second week of vacation that was schedule right after my trip and I have been warned that they could try to cancel my trip. They did this two years ago to my Christmas Disney trip, so I am going to fight pretty hard for them not to cancel this one. Luckily, my boss is fighting along with me...but we could lose.

In happier news, we booked Carthay Circle for lunch on Christmas! My poor hubby had to make the call (I had an early meeting and couldn't) and I prepped him for it last night. I made him confirm for me that he had all the bits.. "Remember to say we want world of color passes", "remember that we want it close to 1pm". Poor guy was ready to kill me, but it worked!
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@ociana--I don't think it is very fair to make you move a trip that was already approved and booked... I would be fighting big time--telling them I have non-refundable flights or something. Hope it works out in your favor!

Officially today all my hours are up on Disneyland.com... of course, other than the fireworks, no entertainment is up yet. But its almost the 1st, and that is my guess when they will announce CP stuff and really update the calendar.

Oh, speaking of CP, Lou Diamond Phillips is the speaker over the time we would want to attend. I wasn't thrilled with this at first (what has he done recently?? )... but now I have decided this is a good thing.. should be way less crowds then on Dick Van Dyke nights!!
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OMG--dare I say it? We went to the World!! Split Stay! CSR May 6-10 and AKL Savannah View May 10-13, 2014 (with a dash of the Darkside thrown in for good measure the 13th & 14th.)
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