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Old 02-01-2011, 02:47 PM   #46
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CONNIE!! You started a PTR without me.... . LOL....just kidding! I'm so glad I found you!

We love DDP and wouldn't go to Disney without it. But you're right...with so many restaurants to try, how will you choose?? We really loved our 'Ohana breakfast with Lilo and Stitch. Mickey and friends were there too and the food was really good!

I"d love to try Crystal Palace someday. My boys have really outgrown Pooh and his buds so we haven't been there. I hear the food is fabulous though.

Can't wait to join in the planning with you. Unfortunately, I really doubt I will be able to get Jeff to agree to a trip this year. Our house needs work and we need to use our funds for that...darn I hate being a grown up sometimes!

How fun that you will get to meet so many Dis Friends....very exciting!
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I am so happy you found me! I need to send out a PM to my friends! I had posted on FB that I started, but, I know I miss alot on FB, too! I'm sorry!

I understand the part of being a grown up; my car needs to be painted and I really want a new sofa. So, I need to pick one...I was trying for both (not with two big trips planned this year). But, think the car wins this go round. Maybe you can start planning something for 2012 and you guys do so much with the church and camping trips it will help the year go by without any major trips.

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Old 02-01-2011, 03:46 PM   #47
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I know it's hard when deciding where to stay. On one hand, you want to try something new but on the other, you hate to spend the extra money. Let me ask you this....are you dead set on getting park hoppers? With no more days that you are going to be there, I'd drop the hoppers and use that money to pay towards an extra night (whether that were at Pop or the CBR).

We gave up park hoppers years ago when the kids were still young. It wastes too much time going from one park to another when we could just make ADRs for the park we were in that day (or a resort nearby).
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Old 02-01-2011, 04:02 PM   #48
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Connie,
My husband and I did 'Ohana for breakfast last year and loved it! Stitch was great as was the food and the other characters. I liked it so much that it was a must do on my recent trip with my brother. Again, Stitch was awesome! We had some bags (we were shipping things home) and he started digging through them, etc. I've never seen the movie but Stitch is great. My husband also likes Crystal Palace for any meal, pretty much. My brother and I went to HDDR and had an awesome time and I'll be taking DH when we go this summer. If you can swing it, go. I personally love the character meals.
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:52 AM   #49
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I know it's hard when deciding where to stay. On one hand, you want to try something new but on the other, you hate to spend the extra money. Let me ask you this....are you dead set on getting park hoppers? With no more days that you are going to be there, I'd drop the hoppers and use that money to pay towards an extra night (whether that were at Pop or the CBR).

We gave up park hoppers years ago when the kids were still young. It wastes too much time going from one park to another when we could just make ADRs for the park we were in that day (or a resort nearby).
Lisa, Danny really likes having the hoppers and I have to say so do I, so I think we are going to probably keep those. We made a few decisions last night, I'll be back later with some updates on our thoughts.

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My husband and I did 'Ohana for breakfast last year and loved it! Stitch was great as was the food and the other characters. I liked it so much that it was a must do on my recent trip with my brother. Again, Stitch was awesome! We had some bags (we were shipping things home) and he started digging through them, etc. I've never seen the movie but Stitch is great. My husband also likes Crystal Palace for any meal, pretty much. My brother and I went to HDDR and had an awesome time and I'll be taking DH when we go this summer. If you can swing it, go. I personally love the character meals.
juliebug!! thank you for sharing your thoughts on the meal with me. I am happy to hear another great report on Ohana's, Ashton loves Stitch, the movie is a cute one! I was reviewing resturants last night trying to figure if we would save money OOP, if we booked by renting DVC points. I found an awesome deal for AKL and Boardwalk. I really think HDDR is going to have to wait until the next go round and probably try and get in a number of character meals while Ashton still loves all the characters.
Stick around! and HOW LUCKY! you are going on the "Dream" and your first cruise what a why to do it right!

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Old 02-02-2011, 06:17 PM   #50
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One decision down....
I changed our reservation this afternoon:
we are now staying at the (you guessed it) POP! (Danny said he enjoyed our stay here in April, it is a nice resort and why not save money on the resort, it's not like we are there very long, anywho!) we both were looking forward to staying at the CBR but I was able to add a night and save $150, that right there is pretty convincing!

I added another night, so we are now booked for Oct 28 - Oct 3 w/5 day hoppers (Danny wanted to keep these--after talking about it) and the DDP (NOW I have 5 credits ).

Danny and I did a little talking after I had done ALOT of number crunching he said while researching the resturants for our credits to plan for Ashton! With that I am going to wait on the HDDR for our next trip in Dec 2013, I really don't think it is going anywhere it has been around for a very long time.

Now, our next major decision will be do we stay at the RPR or off grounds. I told him last night I really want to do Seaworld this year. I am trying to talk him into one day at IOA (his favorite park and I really want to visit Harry Potter)...I am thinking that a Tuesday at IOA would be light in the crowds so we should not need the fast pass that you get for staying on grounds.

While, number crunching I started looking at renting points from the DVC...came across some great numbers. So, I think on our next trip I may give it a try. The Boardwalk had some great prices and I think I would love staying there in that location' walking distance to Epcot and DHS.

Back, to where we left off with choosing places to eat...
I like so far:
Ohana's breakfast with friends (Ashton loves Stitch and the characters here)
Donald's Tusker House breakfast
Whispering Canyon Cafe --late lunch

that will leave two more to pick I am thinking Crystal Palace for breakfast to try and get into the park early, although I'm sure Ashton would prefer Chef Mickey and than one more non-character dining spot. I prefer to do breakfast, reason being...I don't think I would like having to worry about an ADR in the middle of the day or afternoon while enjoying a park or swim. counterservice fits into my thoughts better for lunch and dinner.

The night of the MNSSHP I have decided I am going to make Ashton an appointment at the Pirate (can't think of the name at the moment) and have him dress as a pirate for the party that night--should be a fun experience for us.

more later...
hope all you guys are staying warm, toasty, safe and dry...I was just told by my neighbor we are expecting a light dusting of snow tonight. I really need to go put the weather on and give it a look..
Have a great evening all

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Old 02-02-2011, 09:29 PM   #51
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Yea for the extra day.

IMO the food at Crystal Palace is better than Chef Mickey's. But Chef Mickey's isn't so bad that we won't go back. It's on my list for our May trip.

Try to keep warm.
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:33 AM   #52
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Hey Connie I finally made it over here . I haven't been on much so I totally did not know you had started a PTR. I am caught up though and ready for more . Your planning sounds like mine; I change and re change and rearrange and re plan our trips so much I sometimes get confused when it comes time for the trip to start .
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:49 AM   #53
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I'm a disgrace- page 4. It took me a while, but I'm here!!! Maybe we can help each other come up with a TR title because I will need one, too!
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:18 PM   #54
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Woo-Hoo! An extra day AND you save money! Gotta love it!
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:56 PM   #55
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I think changing to the Pop is a great idea, saving money and getting an extra day on the dining plan. I don't think that you would need to stay at RPR for the front of the line passes for the tuesday. The passes don't work for the main Harry Potter ride (Forbidden Journey) anyway, so either way you would have to wait in line for that one.

Ashton will love the Pirate's League. I would try to make an appt. close to party time, Noah smeared his "make-up" within the first hour, it wasn't so cool after that.
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Old 02-03-2011, 03:09 PM   #56
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One decision down....
I changed our reservation this afternoon:
we are now staying at the (you guessed it) POP! (Danny said he enjoyed our stay here in April, it is a nice resort and why not save money on the resort, it's not like we are there very long, anywho!) we both were looking forward to staying at the CBR but I was able to add a night and save $150, that right there is pretty convincing!

I added another night, so we are now booked for Oct 28 - Oct 3 w/5 day hoppers (Danny wanted to keep these--after talking about it) and the DDP (NOW I have 5 credits ).

Danny and I did a little talking after I had done ALOT of number crunching he said while researching the resturants for our credits to plan for Ashton! With that I am going to wait on the HDDR for our next trip in Dec 2013, I really don't think it is going anywhere it has been around for a very long time.

Now, our next major decision will be do we stay at the RPR or off grounds. I told him last night I really want to do Seaworld this year. I am trying to talk him into one day at IOA (his favorite park and I really want to visit Harry Potter)...I am thinking that a Tuesday at IOA would be light in the crowds so we should not need the fast pass that you get for staying on grounds.

While, number crunching I started looking at renting points from the DVC...came across some great numbers. So, I think on our next trip I may give it a try. The Boardwalk had some great prices and I think I would love staying there in that location' walking distance to Epcot and DHS.

Back, to where we left off with choosing places to eat...
I like so far:
Ohana's breakfast with friends (Ashton loves Stitch and the characters here)
Donald's Tusker House breakfast
Whispering Canyon Cafe --late lunch

that will leave two more to pick I am thinking Crystal Palace for breakfast to try and get into the park early, although I'm sure Ashton would prefer Chef Mickey and than one more non-character dining spot. I prefer to do breakfast, reason being...I don't think I would like having to worry about an ADR in the middle of the day or afternoon while enjoying a park or swim. counterservice fits into my thoughts better for lunch and dinner.

The night of the MNSSHP I have decided I am going to make Ashton an appointment at the Pirate (can't think of the name at the moment) and have him dress as a pirate for the party that night--should be a fun experience for us.

more later...
hope all you guys are staying warm, toasty, safe and dry...I was just told by my neighbor we are expecting a light dusting of snow tonight. I really need to go put the weather on and give it a look..
Have a great evening all
for an added day of staying and dining.

I still think you should do CP for early entrance to the MK...it is amazing gets those photos. Or what we will do sometimes is go to EMH's at the MK for the morning and then do breakfast at CP around 10 a.m. once the "regular" guests come in who can't take advantage of EMH.

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Hi, Dana. We've missed you around here.
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I think you made the right decision...an extra day plus an extra dining credit sound worth it to me! Plus, I have heard GREAT things about Pop! We were going to stay there this time but its not one of the shuttle resorts to the race. I think you will really enjoy having that extra day!
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Yea for the extra day.

IMO the food at Crystal Palace is better than Chef Mickey's. But Chef Mickey's isn't so bad that we won't go back. It's on my list for our May trip.

Try to keep warm.
I am excited about the extra night! I was already planning on sticking around for the party that night and just moving on to possibly Lake City. But, sounds like it last a while...so, this way we can enjoy the party sleep till about nine the next morning get breakfast and check out. Than, drive straight through to home!

I think I will probably try for Crystal Palace and see if I can get prior to park opening.

I can not stand damp cold and this is what we have right now
(you guys too, I know) the wood rack got wet so no fires hoping the heater does not run the light bill up to high. We made it most of the day with it on low but as the sun is going down I just went crank it up and pulled out the fleece blankets....
can't wait for Sat and Sun with the temps in the 60's again!
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Hey Connie I finally made it over here . I haven't been on much so I totally did not know you had started a PTR. I am caught up though and ready for more . Your planning sounds like mine; I change and re change and rearrange and re plan our trips so much I sometimes get confused when it comes time for the trip to start .
Hello! Dana happy you made it over!!
I think this is my only change...but, than it is over 7 months from now
I want to work on which ADR's I will need to make and start searching for a place to stay Tuesday night between US and SW (still not decided if we are doing SW but gotta be prepared if we do)...
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April!
I just started it this past weekend so you are not late...I took up the entire first page blocking it for the start so you not too far behind. Title?!? I am so bad with those...
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