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Old 02-04-2013, 11:02 PM   #91
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Just curious... am I the only one who's "winging it"? We may make a reservation for a character breakfast but other than that, I'm not really planning any meals. I find it too stressful to worry about being at a certain place at a certain time. I would much rather just go with the flow and if we happen to be in DCA at dinner time, we'll hit the nearest restaurant and eat. It seems like most have every meal reserved and planned ahead. Am I the only one who doesn't?
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:37 AM   #92
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Just curious... am I the only one who's "winging it"? We may make a reservation for a character breakfast but other than that, I'm not really planning any meals. I find it too stressful to worry about being at a certain place at a certain time. I would much rather just go with the flow and if we happen to be in DCA at dinner time, we'll hit the nearest restaurant and eat. It seems like most have every meal reserved and planned ahead. Am I the only one who doesn't?
Don't worry, we're the same way! We had one reservation on our last trip, and it was too stressful to try to plan our evening around it.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:07 AM   #93
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I just booked our hotel tonight! We'll be staying at the Castle Inn & Suites! I can't believe it, it's finally happening! We had a trip planned and it was cancelled a few times, so this is VERY exciting!


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Just curious... am I the only one who's "winging it"? We may make a reservation for a character breakfast but other than that, I'm not really planning any meals. I find it too stressful to worry about being at a certain place at a certain time. I would much rather just go with the flow and if we happen to be in DCA at dinner time, we'll hit the nearest restaurant and eat. It seems like most have every meal reserved and planned ahead. Am I the only one who doesn't?
I made my DH sit and look at menus to get a feel for where he'd like to eat (and I have a list) but it won't be the end of the world if we don't eat at the places I have planned. You may not be in the right part of the park when your belly gives a little rumble! lol. And we aren't making reservations of any kind. I prefer to eat at counter service places anyway. Much cheaper
But I like knowing how much certain restaurants are and what sort of food they serve, so I was a little obsessive about the menus, haha.
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Just curious... am I the only one who's "winging it"? We may make a reservation for a character breakfast but other than that, I'm not really planning any meals. I find it too stressful to worry about being at a certain place at a certain time. I would much rather just go with the flow and if we happen to be in DCA at dinner time, we'll hit the nearest restaurant and eat. It seems like most have every meal reserved and planned ahead. Am I the only one who doesn't?
Carla, I would only worry about making ressies if you really want to eat somewhere! when the parks are busier the stand by time gets crazy long! we go with the flow most of the time too, but have our favorites we know we want to eat at!
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:51 AM   #95
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I'm not worried about it at all . People just vacay differently. To me, I want to be able to go and do what we want and not have to worry about rushing back to a certain place to make a reservation. So much easier and less stressful to me. We did it last time this way and honestly, it worked out just fine, nice and easy and we never had problems finding somewhere to eat either. It was February mind you but I think the week we are going in March should be okay. It's not Christmas at least!

And yes, we do it for cost savings too . I can't believe how much many of these sit down places are! A special dinner or two is one thing but lunch and dinner every night... ? Yikes! I'd be living on the streets when I got home.
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When we go to WDW I have ADRs and notecards of what to do and when to do it. For our DL trip, I have a couple of dinner reservations, but that's it! I am hoping that with 5 days and early hours we will be able to enjoy everything without me being so scheduled. We'll see!
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:02 AM   #97
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Just curious... am I the only one who's "winging it"? We may make a reservation for a character breakfast but other than that, I'm not really planning any meals. I find it too stressful to worry about being at a certain place at a certain time. I would much rather just go with the flow and if we happen to be in DCA at dinner time, we'll hit the nearest restaurant and eat. It seems like most have every meal reserved and planned ahead. Am I the only one who doesn't?
I'm only getting one reservation for the Blue Bayou because it's important to us. Other than that we wing it. We eat where we're near unless it's crazy busy or something.
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I make all kinds of reservations and then wing it If we feel like it, we go. If not, we cancel. No penalties for cancelling so no reason not to make some. My family looks forward to certain places to eat as much as some rides.
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I make all kinds of reservations and then wing it If we feel like it, we go. If not, we cancel. No penalties for cancelling so no reason not to make some. My family looks forward to certain places to eat as much as some rides.

Same here - makes me more relaxed knowing I have the reservation in my back pocket and it's easy to call and cancel. With a bunch of little kids though, we try to make our reservation - table service and not having to wait (as long) for a table is VERY important to me. Made our reservations for Blue Bayou for the first time - excited! Fingers crossed for a waterside table!
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:07 PM   #101
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Hello

We are in too! Going 3/27 to 4/1. Staying at PPH on DVC points. Planning for lots of crowds. We are from the East coast so hopping we can stay on East Coast time and take advantage of early hours at the parks.

Not sure if they are still doing this but we went 3 years ago at Easter and they did have a huge Easter Egg hunt at the DLH. They had it separated by age groups and it was early Sunday morning.

Booked a few meals but we may change our mind between now and then.


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I make all kinds of reservations and then wing it If we feel like it, we go. If not, we cancel. No penalties for cancelling so no reason not to make some. My family looks forward to certain places to eat as much as some rides.
Exactly - I'd rather have the reservation and decide on something else than be scrambling to figure something out. That said, I'm a planner. I love that with Disneyland I don't *have* to plan this way...whereas at WDW it's a necessity.
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Just curious... am I the only one who's "winging it"? We may make a reservation for a character breakfast but other than that, I'm not really planning any meals. I find it too stressful to worry about being at a certain place at a certain time. I would much rather just go with the flow and if we happen to be in DCA at dinner time, we'll hit the nearest restaurant and eat. It seems like most have every meal reserved and planned ahead. Am I the only one who doesn't?
We tend to plan, only because our first family trip to WDW with the kids we got totally caught off guard when we had free dining, but didn't make reservations and subsequently pretty much couldn't get into ANY sit down restaurants that trip. I wasn't used to the "dining chaos." Now, it's my norm since we go to WDW so much. Disneyland, however, seems like it's much more like a normal location where most customers are walkups. That said, I'm once bitten twice shy and we're also there during the heaviest spring break period, so I booked one meal a day for our 6 days, we'll wing it the rest. I'm guessing even that is probably overkill but I'll sleep better
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PS - going crazy waiting for the *($%#$ park hours. 6 weeks continues to seem really short compared to every other theme park on the planet. At least the weeks up to 3/18 don't look to be too crowded, as park hours are still listed at 9am vs. earlier.....
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