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Old 08-14-2012, 07:36 AM   #286
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We are now booked for CSR Feb 9th - 15th. This will be our first visit to this resort. I'm excited but had been hoping for POR, but we were told on the phone that the military discounted rooms for POR were all booked and CSR was the only one left with availability for the military discounted rooms. I'm going to miss my double sinks.
Got you updated on the roll call. CSR is one of the resorts I would like to stay at. Heard the pool is amazing, hopefully it will be warm enough to swim!
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:42 AM   #287
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Count us in for February 3rd-10th. Staying at POFQ.
It's our first time at WDW, so any help will be appreciated.
Got you added to the list! How exciting for a first trip to the World! It is so addicting once you go!! Being on the Disboards is a great start for information! As far as picking restaurants, I go to allears.net and read the reviews and they also have the menus listed. *********.com and Easywdw.com are some other great sites for good information. If you have any questions, ask them here. Everyone is pretty knowledgable and would love to help!
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:44 AM   #288
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So glad everyone is getting all the ADR's they wanted! It makes it feel real now that plans are getting made!
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:56 AM   #289
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I made my ADRs today. I got pretty much all I wanted, but I had to adjust my times for a few meals. Odd, because those were the ones that were at 185 and 186 days out.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:11 PM   #290
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I checked when they announced the FD promo for Feb. 2012 and that was Aug. 3. I wonder why they are waiting so long this year? I am hoping they are not doing away with FD for 2013!
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:23 PM   #291
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I checked when they announced the FD promo for Feb. 2012 and that was Aug. 3. I wonder why they are waiting so long this year? I am hoping they are not doing away with FD for 2013!
But they changed it a little at the end of August. I don't think they usually announce them that early.
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:07 PM   #292
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I loved CSR. We are at POR this time. I can't wait!

I made my ADR's over the weekend. Except for Tusker House and for the Brown Derby Fantasmic! Package. I couldn't get those through (nothing released for Tusker yet). My TA is working on those for me, but I scheduled everything else.
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:05 PM   #293
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Talking Planning February 2013

We are planning a WDW trip for 9 days starting either january 29, 2013 or February 5, 2013. Anybody recommend a specific week? We are pretty much set on Boardwalk. I'm new to these boards but very familiar with WDW as this will be about my 14th trip. We last stayed at Old Key West February 2-9, 2012. Counting down to the next and always thinking of Disney!!
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:44 AM   #294
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We are planning a WDW trip for 9 days starting either january 29, 2013 or February 5, 2013. Anybody recommend a specific week? We are pretty much set on Boardwalk. I'm new to these boards but very familiar with WDW as this will be about my 14th trip. We last stayed at Old Key West February 2-9, 2012. Counting down to the next and always thinking of Disney!!
If you come Jan 29, you may be able to see the winning Super Bowl QB in the parade on the 4th
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:38 AM   #295
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I made my ADRs online this morning. Like everyone else I still have to wait for BOG but I have all the other ones within 10 minutes of what I wanted.

Arrival Day Feb. 11: Boma-Flavors of Africa, dinner
MK Day Feb. 12: Kona Cafe, late breakfast; want BOG for early dinner
EP Day Feb. 13: CS lunch, location TBD; The Garden Grill Restaurant, dinner
AK Day Feb. 14: Flame Tree Barbecue CS lunch; Artist Point for our anniversary dinner
Free Day Feb. 15: DTD CS lunch, Earl of Sandwich or Wolkgang Puck Express; Flying Fish Cafe dinner

We'll pick up rental car Friday afternoon to drive further south after dinner at FF. When we arrive at MCO on the 11th we'll check with Disney Dining to see if we can snag a Flying Fish ADR for that evening. We didn't want to book a credit card guarantee dinner on arrival day because of the possibility of not making it in time. If we can get into FF then I'll cancel Boma that night and try to get Boma for the 15th.
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:34 PM   #296
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BOG reservation dates set!

I expect all of you learned earlier today that BOG reservations can be made beginning at noon, eastern time, Aug. 20. On-line reservations will begin Aug. 22. They will require a credit card guarantee with a $10 p/p charge if you do not cancel at least 24 hours in advance. Good luck to everyone on getting the day and time of your choice!
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:45 PM   #297
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Mardi Gras?

Are the crowds worse during Mardi Gras?
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:16 AM   #298
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Are the crowds worse during Mardi Gras?
No. There will be a lot of southeastern Louisianians there, but there aren't enough of them to make that big a difference. And this year it's so early that it shouldn't be busy at all. I'll be there, of course.

No, I meant to say.... terribly busy. Better stay home!
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:10 AM   #299
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Counting down to Monday, my ADR day. (So excited that I get to fight everyone looking to make BoG reservations to get mine...).

BUT: I am still struggling with my scheduled for the week (16th-23rd). I am going with my DD4, a princess loving girl. I know she is going to want to see the castle ASAP, but both Sunday (17th) and Monday (18th) are listed on touringplans as the "park to avoid". I am doing my best to work around what I have learned from all you DISers are going to be awful crowds, but I just don't know if I can hold her off from MK until Tuesday. I am going to try to get Askerhus for a Princess breakfast on Sunday to satiate her princess appetite for Sunday, but not sure if we can go a whole other day.

Any thoughts/suggestions from experienced DISers would be greatly appreciated!! Should I avoid MK Monday or just suck it up and let her get to the castle and just see what we can see?

Related question: I have not yet come across line projections for meet and greets. Do long lines at rides = long lines at MaGs too, or do the two not coincide? (trying to figure out if we could use Monday to do a bunch of meet and greets and save the other rides/attractions to a less busy day??
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Any thoughts/suggestions from experienced DISers would be greatly appreciated!! Should I avoid MK Monday or just suck it up and let her get to the castle and just see what we can see?
We typically go to MK the day we arrive no matter what the touring plans say though we never go during any busy times like your week will be. It looks like crowd levels for the MK will be around 9 the whole time you are there so I would think it really won't matter what day you go because any day will be crowded almost the same. I just don't know if there is a huge difference between a 8.9 day and a 9.2 day.

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Related question: I have not yet come across line projections for meet and greets. Do long lines at rides = long lines at MaGs too, or do the two not coincide? (trying to figure out if we could use Monday to do a bunch of meet and greets and save the other rides/attractions to a less busy day??
Even during less crowded times (days rated 1.0 by Touring Plans), we have spent an hour or more waiting in M&G lines. M&G lines take up a lot of time no matter what but you can save some time with good planning off of info found here and elsewhere. With a 4 yr old (we've taken both our girls when 4), M&Gs tend to be the priority over attractions unless they are afraid of the characters.
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