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Old 02-06-2012, 06:15 AM   #31
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Can you enlighten me with the phone number you need to call to see if you get a pin? I am not familiar with this and have been wondering how so many people end up with free dining! OMG is would be helpful to have even the free QSDP to start...maybe not for our dates. I don't want to get my hopes up but any tips you have would be appreciated. Thanks!

And I like all your surprise ideas. I agree you don't want to scare DD! Perhaps you could do a combo of all 3 ideas...some sort of enigmatic post card arrives in the mail a few days before without specifics...then the One Republic song is playing the night before...then when she wakes up and sees the ears, she'll get it for sure, right?
Just FYI: Most PINs are distributed via email or snail mail. However, you can call the WDW travel hotline and ask if you have any discounts attached to your name. So make sure you're on the WDW mailing list, otherwise, you won't get one. I get a PIN every now and then via snail mail as well as email, and it varies from a FD promotion, to a % off room.

But the best thing to do, is watch the WDW Special Offers page. It's how I got my FD for my March trip. It's on the WDW parks page, at the bottom. It's kind of hidden, but it always shows whatever the current promotion is (which right now is % off a room). Best of luck!
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:33 PM   #32
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:07 AM   #33
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I've been M.I.A. for a few days! I've been in Lexington in meetings for work, and haven't had much time to myself! I promise, a new post is coming tonight! =)
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:44 AM   #34
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Uh Oh...Here We Go Again!

Good morning all!

I don't know about the rest of you, but I am EXHAUSTED! It was a really long, and extremely busy week at work, and boy, am I paying for it! I had to go to Lexington for a meeting on Wednesday, and it really messed with the rest of my week, BIG TIME! Now, I LOVE going to Lexington, it's really one of my most favorite places to go besides WDW. The fact that the University of Kentucky, and Rupp Arena are there probably have a little bit to do with that though. But seriously, when it's meeting time, it'S NO FUN. Lexington is 2 and a half hours away from where I work, so to spend 5 hours on the road for a 2 and a half hour meeting is not exactly how I would like to spend my day.

On the other hand though, I did get some really good news the day after my trip! It appears that yours truly has been put on a development plan to become a Branch Manager for the bank that I work for. I am so excited! WOO HOO!!!! Now, it could be a while before that actually materializes into a promotion, because I told them that I am not relocatable. I only want to work in the town I'm already in. That could potentially make my wait time a little longer than normal. I am ready though, and SO excited!

Anyway....let's get on with what you really came here for!

Prince Charming and I really thought we had a handle on these dining reservations. But in the true nature of our unsuredness, we have changed them again! That's right ladies and gentleman. We have a NEW and IMPROVED ADR list. LOL

We were very happy with the last list we had, REALLY HAPPY. There was only one problem. We failed to add to the list, the one restaurant that we fell in love with on our last trip. What is it, you ask? Drum roll please!!!














Yippee!!!!

We did some rearranging of our ressies, and now we're having dinner there on our first night. We ended up rearranging some of our others to make it work though. We ended up taking Yachtsman off our list and replacing it with 1900 Park Fare, because this was one we definitely didn't want to miss. (Can't wait to see those stepsisters! ) Besides, in our original plan we had Yachtsman for dinner and then Le Cellier for lunch the very next day. We were afraid that we'd made too many steak ressies too close together, so it was easy to replace Yachtsman.

I was a little sad to see a Signature go, but there are still SO many on our list that I don't think we'll notice that it's gone. What do you guys think?
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:53 PM   #35
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Hi .. joining in !!

Love your ADR's and that you are surprising your dd ! Looking forward to hearing more about your plans.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:32 AM   #36
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We've only done a signature once ... and while it was great, it definitely isn't in my top 10 places to dine at WDW. We can eat at fine places semi-locally ... we go to WDW for the experiences.

I'm with you on Kouzzina being awesome! We'll be there on March 4th (again) ourselves!
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:19 AM   #37
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Love your ADR's and that you are surprising your dd ! Looking forward to hearing more about your plans.
I'm so glad to have you here! I can't believe I've changed our ADR's so much. It's amazing to me how different it is for me this time. Last year when we went, I only changed them once. This time? Well...It's been a few more times than once.

I think my next post needs to show our new plans that include Kouzzina.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:23 AM   #38
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We've only done a signature once ... and while it was great, it definitely isn't in my top 10 places to dine at WDW. We can eat at fine places semi-locally ... we go to WDW for the experiences.

I'm with you on Kouzzina being awesome! We'll be there on March 4th (again) ourselves!
Yep. The experience is exactly why we decided to upgrade to the DxDP this time. We wanted to be able to try some of the signatures at least once. I think the one I am most excited about is California Grill. I've been wanting to go there FOREVER! I think it will be such a fun experience to get to dress up and have a really nice meal while in the Most Magical Place on Earth!

YES!!!! Kouzzina was our most favorite place that we ate at on our last trip. I can't wait to go back!
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:33 AM   #39
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Our New and Improved ADR List!

I thought that this would be a good time to share with you what our ADR list is now that we've added Kouzzina in and changed some others around. So without further hesitation...HERE IT IS!!!

Friday, March 30th
Kouzinna - Dinner

Saturday, March 31st
Hollywood and Vine - Breakfast

The Hollywood Brown Derby - Dinner (Fantasmic Package)

Sunday, April 1st
Chef Mickey's - Breakfast

Cinderella's Royal Table - Dinner

Monday, April 2nd
The Crystal Palace - Breakfast

California Grill - Dinner

Tuesday, April 3rd
Le Cellier - Lunch

Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show - Dinner (obviously...)

Wednesday, April 4th
Tusker House - Breakfast

1900 Park Fare - Dinner


Up Next...Our daily park plans, and how our ADR's coincide with the plans.
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A little late but, joining in on the fun now!!!
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and hi there! Glad to have you tagging along!
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:21 AM   #42
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Yep. The experience is exactly why we decided to upgrade to the DxDP this time. We wanted to be able to try some of the signatures at least once. I think the one I am most excited about is California Grill. I've been wanting to go there FOREVER! I think it will be such a fun experience to get to dress up and have a really nice meal while in the Most Magical Place on Earth!

YES!!!! Kouzzina was our most favorite place that we ate at on our last trip. I can't wait to go back!
Cali Grill was YUM! We all enjoyed getting dressed up and having a fine dinner, and Cali was perfect for it! We had a nice server -- who made us feel "at home", even though we had never been in such a fine establishment before. It was also nice to see other kids around, too. We were second-guessing bringing the kids along, but there were plenty of kids there, so I didn't feel out of place. I'm anxious to hear how much you enjoy Cali Grill!
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Cali Grill was YUM! We all enjoyed getting dressed up and having a fine dinner, and Cali was perfect for it! We had a nice server -- who made us feel "at home", even though we had never been in such a fine establishment before. It was also nice to see other kids around, too. We were second-guessing bringing the kids along, but there were plenty of kids there, so I didn't feel out of place. I'm anxious to hear how much you enjoy Cali Grill!
This makes me even MORE excited!

I see that you live in TN. Wonder how close we are to each other? I live in Kentucky, right on the TN border.
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This makes me even MORE excited!

I see that you live in TN. Wonder how close we are to each other? I live in Kentucky, right on the TN border.
I'm just south of Knoxville. I mean literally, we're the next city south.

I have family in KY, but they're far north ... Sturgis area. (Hendersonville, too? Or is that in another state? I know it's practically on the border.)

I've had to travel to Middlesboro a few times with my last job. It's not a bad drive. There's also some other areas that I've had to go to, but the city names elude me.
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I'm just south of Knoxville. I mean literally, we're the next city south.

I have family in KY, but they're far north ... Sturgis area. (Hendersonville, too? Or is that in another state? I know it's practically on the border.)

I've had to travel to Middlesboro a few times with my last job. It's not a bad drive. There's also some other areas that I've had to go to, but the city names elude me.
LOL. We really aren't THAT far from each other. Just a mere 3 and a half hours or so. We are in Franklin, KY which is right on the border and only about 35-40 minutes from Nashville.

So, HELLO "ALMOST" NEIGHBOR!!
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