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September 2012 5 9.43%
November 2012 7 13.21%
January 2013 19 35.85%
March 2013 7 13.21%
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:00 PM   #61
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My thought is that if the wife and 2yo (then 3yo) daughter come with, we would hopefully be able to book one of the rooms at the group rate. That would help get to 10 rooms, and solve my family problem all in one right?
The only downfall is I wouldn't be sharing nice with others.
Is that thinking bad or should I keep thinking this?
I agree. It's not that DW would refuse me to go alone, but we all prefer to be there together. Now, when they are teenagers .... It would be great to book a room OOP with a cheaper rate. That weekend, I would hang out with everyone during the day and go back to sleep with my wife that night. Then after the hangover, er um weekend, is over, then I get another 5 days with my family in WDW.

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I've always wanted to take a Wishes cruise on the Grand 1...

Taken from allears.net These are the 2009 prices.

http://allears.net/menu/menu_gy1.htm

The Grand 1

The Grand 1 is an indulgent 52-foot Sea Ray Sedan Bridge Yacht available for luxurious cruises accommodating up to 18 people (17 if a Butler is in service) around the Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake. The Grand 1 is an ideal place to watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks. Call (407) 824-2682 for reservations. Guests under age 18 must have parent or guardian permission to call.

There is conflicting accounts of the number of passengers.... taken from wdwinfo.com http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/resor...recreation.htm

- Grand 1 Sea Ray Yacht - A new level of luxury awaits you for cruises around Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake. Available for rental, it is routinely used for anniversary parties, birthdays, fireworks cruises and special events.

The yacht has a top speed of 36 miles per hour. It features a small kitchen and dining area as well as three, fully furnished staterooms. A microwave oven, four televisions, a heating / air conditioning unit and a state-of-the-art Bose stereo system round off the amenities.

The cost to rent this fantastic vessel is a steep $400 per hour, and it can accommodate as many as 13 guests. Call 407-824-2682 for reservations.



Due to space and safety constraints we will only be able to accommodate two hot items on board the Grand I at any time. Please add 18% gratuity, 6.5% tax and $75.00 butler fee to prices listed.

Butler service is recommended when hot items are ordered, so that we may provide a hot box to keep your items hot. If the Butler service is declined we are unable to provide a hot box for hot items.

Officers Package - Pick any three items below plus one item from our dessert selection. $29.99 per person

Captains Package - Pick any four items below plus two items from our dessert selection. $39.99 per person

Admirals Package - Pick any six items below plus two items from our dessert selection. $49.99 per person

Children's Package - Selection of Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Ham & Cheese Sandwiches, and Celery & Carrot Sticks with Ranch Dressing. $19.99 per person

Chips (Potato Chips or Tortillas) & Dip - dips: Ranch, French Onion, Salsa, Blue Cheese $12.99; feeds 6 guests

Cheese Pizza - 16-inch $21.59; $2.00 per additional topping

Cold Selections
Red Pepper Hummus Spread - with Pita Chips

Citrus Salad with Smoked Salmon - Orange and Grapefruit Supremes Tossed with Red Onion in Citrus Vinaigrette

Prosciutto Wrapped Breadsticks

Turkey and Taboulleh Roulade - Sliced Turkey and Taboulleh Wrapped in a Flour Tortilla

Brie with Fig Compote - Slices of Brie Cheese with Spiced Fig Compote

Spicy Shrimp Gazpacho - Poached Shrimp tossed in a Spicy Tomato Vegetable Relish

Spiced Rub Chicken with Cherry Tomato Salad - Spiced Chicken Breast atop a Tomato and Fresh Herb Salad

Chilled Beef with Mushrooms - Grilled Sliced Chilled Beef with a Mushroom Salad

Hot Selections
Chicken Skewers - Spice Rubbed Chicken Skewers

Beef Sates - Skewered Beef with Dipping Sauces

Duck Potstickers - Ground Duck and Herbs Wrapped in a Won Ton Shell

Sausage Stuffed Mushroom Caps

Guava Empanada - Guava Puree Wrapped in a Pastry

Desserts
Miniature Assortment - Our Miniature Assortment includes Florida Key Lime Pie, New York Style Cheesecake, Tiramisu, and Chocolate-Hazelnut Mousse Cake

Assorted Miniature French Pastries Platter

Gourmet Cookie Selection

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Add to any of our packages to complete your experience.

A La Carte Platters
Crudité Platter - Served with our House-Made Onion Dip $55.00

Seasonal Fresh Fruit Platter - $55.00

Imported and Domestic Cheeses - Served with Crackers $65.00

Antipasto Platter - An Assortment of Grilled Vegetables and Meats $55.00

A La Carte Specialties
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries - One Dozen $60.00

Tuxedo or Pearl Strawberries - One Dozen $72.00

Miniature Assortment - Our miniature assortment included Florida Key Lime Pie, New York Cheesecake, Tiramisu and Chocolate-Hazelnut Mousse Cake $45.00

Assorted Miniature French Pastries - One Dozen $40.00

Gourmet Tea Cookie Selection - $25.00 One Dozen

Signature Cakes
Our Cakes are available in Chocolate or Vanilla

If you're selecting a cake ten inches or larger, it may be customized with Chocolate Buttercream, White Chocolate Buttercream or Whipped Cream Icing. A wide variety of fillings are available for these larger cakes including Buttercream, Chocolate Buttercream, White Chocolate Buttercream, Fruit Mousse or Custard with Strawberries.

Mickey Mouse Cake - Serves up to two guests $48.00

Small 6 Inch Cake - Serves up to four guests $21.00

Medium 8 Inch Cake - Serves up to eight guests $32.00

Large 10 Inch Cake - Serves up to sixteen guests $45.00

Quarter Sheet Cake - Serves up to twenty guests $55.00

Half Sheet Cake - Serves up to forty guests $80.00

Full Sheet Cake - Serves up to eighty guests $120.00

We will gladly personalize your cake with an inscription of your choice. We also offer a variety of cake toppers to complete your order.

Beverages
Bottled Water - 1 Liter $7.99
Evian, One Liter Bottle
Perrier, One Liter Bottle

Bottled Water - 20 oz $3.25

Assorted Sodas $2.99
Coke
Caffeine Free Coke
Diet Coke
Caffeine Free Diet Coke
Cherry Coke
Sprite
Sprite Zero
Barq's Root Beer
Fanta Orange
Ginger Ale

Ice Tea - 4 servings $7.99

Lemonade - 4 servings $12.00

Regular or Decaffeinated Coffee - 4 servings $6.99

Hot Tea or Hot Chocolate $3.99

Beer and Ale
Domestic $4.50
Miller Lite, Budweiser, Coors Light, or Bud Light

Import/Specialty $5.75
Heineken, Amstel Light, Sam Adams or Corona

Premium $6.75
Bass Ale, Beck's Lager

We also carry a full line of Spirits. Beverage Hosts are available upon request, for an additional charge.

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Champagne & Sparkling Wines

Magicale, Brachetto Piemonte DOC $49.00

Iron Horse Fairy Tale Cuvée Brut, Sonoma $62.00

Moet and Chandon, White Star Extra Dry $75.00

Veuve Clicquot, Brut N.V. $75.00

Cuveé Dom Perignon Brut $290.00

Whites

Fess Parker Riesling, Santa Barbara $37.00

Kim Crawford, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough $45.00

Wente Chardonnay, Livermore $39.00

Pinot Grigio, Lasorda Veneto $37.00

Sancerre, Pascal Jolivet $55.00

St. Clement Chardonnay, Napa $49.00

Cakebread Chardonnay, Napa $69.00

Blush

Kenwood White Zinfandel, CA $29.00

Red Wines

Cabernet Sauvignon
Brampton Cabernet Sauvignon, South Africa $39.00
Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa $47.00
Silverado Vineyards, Napa $82.00
Moon Mountain Reserve, Sonoma Organic $62.00

Merlot/Malbec
Coppola Diamond Series, CA $45.00
Clos du Bois Reserve Merlot, Sonoma $49.00

Pinot Noir
MacMurray Ranch, Sonoma $45.00
Buena Vista Pinot Noir, Carneros $49.00

Zesty Reds
Chianti Classico, Cecchi $39.00
Tintara, Shiraz, McLaren Vale $49.00
Novelty Hill Syrah, Columbia Valley $53.00
Ravenswood Zinfandel, Sonoma County $39.00
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Just spoke the wife about this. She's all for it - she'd love to take the kids to WDW while I was let loose with the boys for an evening or so. I then "hypothetically" brought up a solo trip (which I would never do, but I thought I'd see what happened.)
This is what I predicted to Chris would happen if I took a solo trip to WDW "...after she gets done raking me through the coals, Evan and Madison will take turns poking me with a very sharp stick for a while. Heck, I'll be even Ryder will take a turn smacking me with whatever squeaky toy he has in his hand at the time."

Turns out, she had a much more caring and loving approach. She said that if she went first, there would be nothing left of me for the kids. So she would let them go first because she'd "never deprive them of the opportunity to beat the living *#$& out of you for going to Disney without them"

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I've always wanted to take a Wishes cruise on the Grand 1...

Taken from allears.net These are the 2009 prices.

http://allears.net/menu/menu_gy1.htm

The Grand 1

The Grand 1 is an indulgent 52-foot Sea Ray Sedan Bridge Yacht available for luxurious cruises accommodating up to 18 people (17 if a Butler is in service) around the Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake. The Grand 1 is an ideal place to watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks. Call (407) 824-2682 for reservations. Guests under age 18 must have parent or guardian permission to call.

There is conflicting accounts of the number of passengers.... taken from wdwinfo.com http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/resor...recreation.htm

- Grand 1 Sea Ray Yacht - A new level of luxury awaits you for cruises around Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake. Available for rental, it is routinely used for anniversary parties, birthdays, fireworks cruises and special events.

The yacht has a top speed of 36 miles per hour. It features a small kitchen and dining area as well as three, fully furnished staterooms. A microwave oven, four televisions, a heating / air conditioning unit and a state-of-the-art Bose stereo system round off the amenities.

The cost to rent this fantastic vessel is a steep $400 per hour, and it can accommodate as many as 13 guests. Call 407-824-2682 for reservations.



Due to space and safety constraints we will only be able to accommodate two hot items on board the Grand I at any time. Please add 18% gratuity, 6.5% tax and $75.00 butler fee to prices listed.

Butler service is recommended when hot items are ordered, so that we may provide a hot box to keep your items hot. If the Butler service is declined we are unable to provide a hot box for hot items.
If there are 10 people, $40 a person isn't bad. I hope it's not 400 a person. I have smuggled alcohol all sorts of places, so a plan can be developed there.
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:01 PM   #66
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If there are 10 people, $40 a person isn't bad. I hope it's not 400 a person. I have smuggled alcohol all sorts of places, so a plan can be developed there.
I think it would be wayyyyyy more than $40pp. 2 hours to rent. That is $800 at 2009 prices... plus food and drink... I guess we could always eat at a CS first and just load the boat up with beer and cocktails.
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Just spoke the wife about this. She's all for it - she'd love to take the kids to WDW while I was let loose with the boys for an evening or so. I then "hypothetically" brought up a solo trip (which I would never do, but I thought I'd see what happened.)
This is what I predicted to Chris would happen if I took a solo trip to WDW "...after she gets done raking me through the coals, Evan and Madison will take turns poking me with a very sharp stick for a while. Heck, I'll be even Ryder will take a turn smacking me with whatever squeaky toy he has in his hand at the time."

Turns out, she had a much more caring and loving approach. She said that if she went first, there would be nothing left of me for the kids. So she would let them go first because she'd "never deprive them of the opportunity to beat the living *#$& out of you for going to Disney without them"

THE WOMAN IS PREGNANT. WHAT WERE YOU THINKING TO EVEN SUGGEST THAT? MY GOD MAN.

You are lucky to still be alive or at least not have a dent in the back of your head from a well placed cast iron frying pan.
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I think it would be wayyyyyy more than $40pp. 2 hours to rent. That is $800 at 2009 prices... plus food and drink... I guess we could always eat at a CS first and just load the boat up with beer and cocktails.
I must have missed the per hour rate. At $50, I think you can get Cat 1 seating at SOA dinner or HDDR and all the draft beer you can drink along with a real good show.
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I must have missed the per hour rate. At $50, I think you can get Cat 1 seating at SOA dinner or HDDR and all the draft beer you can drink along with a real good show.
True... but if you don't do it with 10-15 other dads, when ya gonna do it?

1500/15=$100 not bad for a once in a lifetime experience.
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our AP's expire in August 2012, not sure if we're getting full on AP's next year or Seasonal's. Depending on block out dates.... I don't have much of an excuse to not be there.... maybe scheduling a meal or something at DTD, to 'kick-off' the convention might lure a few 'driving-distance-dads' without the added expense of hotel / park tickets.....
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True... but if you don't do it with 10-15 other dads, when ya gonna do it?

1500/15=$100 not bad for a once in a lifetime experience.
Very true... very true.
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I was thinking that a group dinner at someplace like 'Ohana (all you can eat meat on a stick) or Cape May Cafe (all you can eat seafood) would be a great group meal, and being in a hotel instead of a park, guy who weren't doing the parks could join us for dinner.
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I can see a can of worms opening up on this one!! Long weekend sounds great!! Can we set up a hospitality room as well? With cheese balls and jerky?

Chris, you set it up and I will be there!! (just don't tell my wife)
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Right - Honey, a bunch of us DISDad's are having a get together. Not a WDW trip, but we will be in Orlando.
Ummm, no sweetheart, you can't see the pictures when I return, and please stay off the DISboards.
Yeah that will fly. I would be very interested. Hopefully we will have a good year at work then it would be definite.
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I was thinking that a group dinner at someplace like 'Ohana (all you can eat meat on a stick) or Cape May Cafe (all you can eat seafood) would be a great group meal, and being in a hotel instead of a park, guy who weren't doing the parks could join us for dinner.
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