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Old 06-08-2012, 01:24 PM   #31
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I guess the upside to you pushing back your trip is that then you will be there during F&W. And it might be a little cooler.
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:34 PM   #32
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I guess the upside to you pushing back your trip is that then you will be there during F&W. And it might be a little cooler.
That is very true... although I'm not overly interested in F&W (get more than enough food on DxDDP, plus I'm kinda picky ), plus it makes evenings at Epcot stupidly busy (at least, in that half of the park). I do have a tentative itinerary all squared away though if I am able to change! It really doesn't take me long anymore to figure all that stuff out .

I didn't get a chance to call them yesterday as my internet was down at home until ~8 or 9pm CST . And, of course, all my important info is safely stored in my Gmail
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:31 PM   #33
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Any update as to whether you have to change your trip or not?

If not, hopefully we can have a quick DIS meet.
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:47 PM   #34
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I see you might be changing your dates (we'll be gone by then). I have a PTR going for our September trip and our added December which is a surprise for DH's 60th birthday. We'll be at CSR in Debember.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:24 AM   #35
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Any update as to whether you have to change your trip or not?

If not, hopefully we can have a quick DIS meet.
No update yet... it was a busy weekend of Diablo 3 escapism. I'll be calling today. I'm kinda on the cusp of just telling them that it couldn't be done vs actually checking. I'm at a loss on this one.

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I see you might be changing your dates (we'll be gone by then). I have a PTR going for our September trip and our added December which is a surprise for DH's 60th birthday. We'll be at CSR in Debember.
I'll have to check out the PTR and see if we can do a quick hello again Right now, is not a good time, but maybe once I get to work

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I'm also working on getting ground laid for 2013's trip. It will be a biggie. My brother, sister-in-law, and nephew are hoping to get back, so I figure that I'll head down and bring Beth and Emily along too (it's already been almost 3 years!) I'm really wanting to stay deluxe for it too, so I'll have to see what kind of deals I can nab between potential PINS (like I ever get those....) and bounceback offers when I'm down there in Sept.

If I remember to call Disney today, I'll make sure to update.
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:32 AM   #36
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Followed you over here from mxkris's PTR. The Nikon/Canon camera debate lives on, eh? I just got mine, so I have lots of excuses as to why I can't get it to work right. I'm a total photography noob with a huge learning curve. It isn't a DSLR, either - alas, too pricey for our budget.

I could hang in here all day just looking at your photos, though!

Our dates overlap - we'll be next door at POFQ - maybe we'll run into one another!
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Followed you over here from mxkris's PTR. The Nikon/Canon camera debate lives on, eh? I just got mine, so I have lots of excuses as to why I can't get it to work right. I'm a total photography noob with a huge learning curve. It isn't a DSLR, either - alas, too pricey for our budget.

I could hang in here all day just looking at your photos, though!

Our dates overlap - we'll be next door at POFQ - maybe we'll run into one another!
Thanks for joining in. We're going to restart at Day 1 here soon as I have changed my dates. Sorry for those hoping to meet up , but it gave me big brownie points at work, and even better, I got my first choice of resorts!

I will now be traveling on 9/27-10/06 and staying at Port Orleans: French Quarter!

All I have to do now is redo ALL of my dining reservations! (Which, I've already mapped out... as well as the days per park... ).. So, let's stay tuned for Day 1 again!

(Now, why did I let myself get to Day 8 beforehand...this is going to be confusing for newcomers... I'm going to repeat photos though, so deal with it )
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:37 PM   #38
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The ADR Puzzle - Redux

Ok, since I had to change my dates, I had to change my ADRs as well. I had previously already sorted out where I wanted to be each day, and there's a bit more hopping involved this time. But, it should work...

Edit: 6/17/2012 - I have made some considerable changes to the first 3 full days. Based on crowd predictions (both TP and EasyWDW) and me really wanting to see Fantasmic! I have once again grayed out the old stuff and made the newer stuff a bit more obvious.

  • Thu 27 Sept (Travel/Mom Arrives/DtD)
    • B - TRAVEL
    • L - QS in Epcot
    • D - Raglan Rd* @ 7:15pm (DtD) (Mom is half Irish and loves bread pudding. No idea why I had never thought of this before...
  • Fri 28 Sept (MK/MNSSHP (tentative))
    • B - QS at Main St. Bakery
    • L - Liberty Tree Tavern @ 11:30am (MK)
    • D - QS
  • Sat 29 Sept (DHS/Boardwalk)
    • B - Snack/QS @ Starring Rolls
    • L - 50s Prime Time* @ 11:25am (DHS)
    • D - Big River Grille* @ ~7:00pm (Boardwalk)
  • Sun 30 Sept (AK/EP Illuminations)
    • B - Snack
    • L - Sanaa* @ 11:30am (AKV)
    • D - Garden Grill* @ 7:15pm (EP)
  • Fri 28 Sept (DHS/Fantasmic!)
    • B - QS at Starring Rolls
    • L - Mama Melrose @ 12:10pm (DHS) (F! Package)
    • D - Flying Fish @ 6:00pm (Boardwalk)
  • Sat 29 Sept (AK (AM EMH is tentative))
    • B - Boma* @ 10:45am (AKL) (This will be more of a "brunch")
    • L - N/A
    • D - Sanaa* @ 5:30pm (AKV)
  • Sun 30 Sept (MK/MNSSHP (tentative) or Epcot Illuminations)
    • B - QS/Snack @ Main St. Bakery (MK)
    • L - Liberty Tree Tavern @ 11:35am (MK)
    • D - Grand Floridian Cafe* @ 5:30pm (GFR)
  • Mon 01 Oct (EP/Mom Leaves/MK PM EMH)
    • B - Snack/Sunshine Seasons
    • L - San Angel Inn @ 11:30am (EP)
    • D - Les Chefs de France* @ 5:00pm (EP)
    • L -Rose & Crown @ 12:05pm (EP)
    • D - San Angel Inn @ 5:00pm (EP)
  • Tue 02 Oct (MK/EP)
    • B - Snack/QS @ Main st. Bakery
    • L - The Plaza @ 11:20am (MK)
    • D - Hacienda de San Angel @ 6:30pm (EP)
  • Wed 03 Oct (DHS/EP PM EMH)
    • B - Snack/QS @ Starring Rolls
    • L - Hollywood Brown Derby* @ 11:40am (DHS)
    • D - Yachstman @ 6:00pm (YC)
  • Thu 04 Oct (EP/MNSSHP)
    • B - Snack
    • L - Via Napoli @ 11:30am (EP)
    • D - Kona Cafe @ 5:35pm (Poly)
  • Fri 05 Oct (AK/MNSSHP(Tentative)/DHS(If no MNSSHP))
    • B - Snack or whatever
    • L - Rainforest Cafe* @ 11:30am (AK)
    • D - Flying Fish Cafe @ 6:15pm (Boardwalk)
    • D - Jiko @ 5:30pm (AKL)
  • Sat 06 Oct (EP/Travel Home)
    • B - Whatever
    • L - Coral Reef* @ 11:30am (EP)
    • D - Sabor-a-Mexico or Pizza Hut! (I'll be back home)



Edit: 8/10/2012 - More changes due to Mom's plans and me adding a day at the beginning. It'll be easier for me to post the whole thing again, and cleaner.
  • Wed 26 Sept (Travel - Arrive late)
    • B - Pop Tarts or something from the machine at work
    • L - Wherever we go for lunch at work, probably Sabor-a-Mexico @ 11:30am (see, this is why most of my lunches at Disney are for this same time, it's all work's fault, and it goes by the real clock too, so even despite the time-change, I get hungry at 11:30am every day)
    • D - Something at the airport (either ATL during layover or MCO after landing)
  • Thu 27 Sept (Check-in to real package/MK)
    • B - Kona Cafe @ 8:25am (Poly)
    • L - Liberty Tree Tavern @ 11:40am (MK)
    • D - Artist Point @ 7:15pm (WL)
  • Fri 28 Sept (DHS/Fantasmic!)
    • B - QS at Starring Rolls
    • L - Mama Melrose @ 12:10pm (DHS) (F! Package)
    • D - Flying Fish @ 6:00pm (Boardwalk)
  • Sat 29 Sept (AK (AM EMH is tentative)/Mom Arrives mid-Morning)
    • B - Boma* @ 10:45am (AKL) (This will be more of a "brunch")
    • L - N/A
    • D - Sanaa* @ 5:30pm (AKV)
  • Sun 30 Sept (MK/MNSSHP (tentative) or Epcot Illuminations)
    • B - QS/Snack @ Main St. Bakery (MK)
    • L - The Plaza @ 11:15am (MK)
    • D - Grand Floridian Cafe* @ 5:30pm (GFR)[/color]
  • Mon 01 Oct (EP/MK PM EMH (Tentative))
    • B - Snack/Sunshine Seasons
    • L -Rose & Crown @ 12:05pm (EP)
    • D - San Angel Inn @ 5:00pm (EP)
  • Tue 02 Oct (DHS/Mom Leaves Late Afternoon/EP)
    • B - Snack/QS @ Starring Rolls
    • L - 50s Prime Time @ 11:15am (DHS)
    • D - Hacienda de San Angel @ 6:30pm (EP)
  • Wed 03 Oct (AK/EP PM EMH)
    • B - ??
    • L - Rainforest Cafe* @ 11:40am (AK)
    • D -Jiko @ 5:30pm (AKL)
  • Thu 04 Oct (EP/MNSSHP)
    • B - Snack
    • L - Via Napoli @ 11:30am (EP)
    • D - Kona Cafe @ 5:35pm (Poly)
  • Fri 05 Oct (AK/MNSSHP(Tentative)/DHS(If no MNSSHP))
    • B - Snack or whatever
    • L - Yak & Yeti @ 11:00am (AK)
    • D - Yachtsman @ 5:25pm (YC) (hm, I wrote this for 5:25am.... I should probably change that on my sheet )
  • Sat 06 Oct (EP/Travel Home)
    • B - Whatever
    • L - Coral Reef* @ 11:30am (EP)
    • D - Sabor-a-Mexico or Pizza Hut! (I'll be back home)

As you may notice, I'm planning some DtD time this year. I figure since we'll be right up the river from it, we may as well. Also, all the meals marked with an asterisk (*) are new to me, and they seem to be the majority. I think I stepped outside my comfort zone a bit here .

Edit 8/10/2012
Ok, I lied. No DtD time this year. Sorry folks. Plus, with the Characters-in-Flight grounded until further notice, it takes away the one thing I was looking forward to there, so it's kinda pointless anyway.

(Snipped out some extra stuff that no longer applied.)
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Allan, I am so sorry we will miss you, but best to make the office happy, especially in today's world.
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Booo for changing your dates!!!
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Allan, I am so sorry we will miss you, but best to make the office happy, especially in today's world.
Yep, and considering how hard I work (erm... or don't work ), it's usually good to save up those brownie points. It also gives me the added benefit of having an extra paycheck to pay the trip off.

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Yup Sorry. It had to be done though. I'm liking the look of this trip a bit better than the original though. However, for some odd reason, there is not a single PM EMH at DHS during this entire trip. Kinda throws a wrench into my nighttime photography of the park. That, and missing out on F! because it closes at 6pm on our Saturday there...

Now, to be fair, my boss DID say that "If it was going to be a hassle, don't worry about it," but when I did tell him I was able to switch, he seemed very relieved and thankful that I could do it. Depending on when my brother is going to plan his trip, this may make me "qualify" for an AP as well... we'll have to see about that.
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The redux plans look great. And it is a nice trip from POR using the boat service to DTD. My only recommendation will be that if you stay late and there is a queue for the boat heading back, head to catch the bus back. It could be a long wait, if there is only one or two boats operating.

Sorry to hear that there isn't going to be an EMH for DHS whilst you are there. Perhaps they might tweak the schedule a little between now and before you go.
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Hi! Happened about your PTR and loved your pictures!! Really enjoyed looking at them. We are heading down at the end of September as well! I do have a question, how easy was it to switch resorts after the free dining promotion ended?

Looking forward to hearing more about your plans!
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The redux plans look great. And it is a nice trip from POR using the boat service to DTD. My only recommendation will be that if you stay late and there is a queue for the boat heading back, head to catch the bus back. It could be a long wait, if there is only one or two boats operating.

Sorry to hear that there isn't going to be an EMH for DHS whilst you are there. Perhaps they might tweak the schedule a little between now and before you go.
Thanks, I'm liking them a bit more than the previous incarnation of the trip. Except that one Friday, poor LTT looks all lonely .

For DtD, I doubt we're going to stay very late. Mom's a morning person. Me, not so much, but I'm not all that interested in DtD in general. But, I will certainly keep that in mind.

I did find the elusive DHS PM EMH... it's on Sunday. We have dinner at GG at 7:15pm and I had planned on watching Illuminations. I'll have to play this one by ear.

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Looking forward to hearing more about your plans!
Thanks

As far as the switching, it was very simple. I just told the girl that I'd like to shift my dates to 9/27 - 10/01 and she looked it up. She did first look up POR as that's where I was originally booked, but when there was no availability there, she checked out FQ. This part took a matter of minutes (the hold time to move my travel insurance... different matter).

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Thanks for the info! Had no idea you could do that.
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