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Old 05-03-2013, 02:45 PM   #586
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Tusker House


Be Our Guest (really looking forward to dining here)
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:12 PM   #587
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To answer your question, yes, we loved having the + option with Photopass. Last time we had bought one ride picture for 20$. This time, for only 25$ more, we had ALL our ride photos. Add to that the fact that you guys do lots of character meals where the picture is included in PP+. It makes it so worth it.

Signature/Celebrity Chef
Hollywood Brown Derby, since we had such a great experience there.

Character/Dinner Show
Tusker House, I thought CP was okay, but Tukser House looks even better.

Table Service
Via Napoli, Why are you doing this to me? How can I choose between my two favorite Disney restaurants????????? I think Via Napoli wins over Kona by a slight margin. If you were asking Ron, he'd vote for Kona for sure.

Counter Service
Wolfgang Puck Express, another hard vote. Though Be Our Guest is the most gorgeous restaurant, the food selection at WPE acually appeals to me more. Plus, I'm sure BOG will win without my vote, so might as well give some love to the underdog.
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:47 PM   #588
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Via Napoli
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:28 PM   #589
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Voting for Le Cellier, Crystal Palace (only because I've never been to TH), Via Napoli and Be Our Guest.

That dress is so cute!
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:52 PM   #590
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Le Cellier

Tusker House

Via Napoli (officially craving pizza now!)

BOG - a very difficult choice. I LOVE WPE!!!

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Old 05-03-2013, 09:01 PM   #591
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Le cellier

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Via Napoli (really want pizza now!)

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Old 05-04-2013, 03:02 PM   #592
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I vote for

Le Cellier
Tusker House!
Kona cafe
And Be our guest!

Wow that dress is gorgeous! At the risk of being extremely repetitive, you are so so amazingly talented!!

Ugh the AG prices are sky high! I remember them being ridiculously expensive when I was little so I can only imagine they've gotten worse since then! The only good thing is, for things you can't make yourself and do have to buy (which probably won't be much!), the stuff was always great quality. I remember when we were younger, there were some off-brands of things that my mom would buy once in a while but they never lasted as long as the real AG stuff!

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Old 05-04-2013, 04:16 PM   #593
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Cute graduation dress! I wish I could pull off something like that, but I have nothing up top to hold it up !

And after that stunning visual, let's vote.

Signature/Celebrity Chef
Le Cellier Steakhouse

Character/Dinner Show
Oh, gosh! I just don't know!!! I'm going with the one we're trying for the first time, though I don't think it will win...

Tusker House

Table Service
Kona Café--Even if their servers are on Island Time!

Counter Service
Be Our Guest

I just know this is going to get harder and harder!
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:32 PM   #594
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Originally Posted by shan23877 View Post

This week's match-ups are:

Signature/Celebrity Chef

2. Le Cellier Steakhouse vs. 7. Hollywood Brown Derby

Character/Dinner Show

2. Crystal Place vs. 7. Tusker House

Table Service

2. Via Napoli vs. 7. Kona Cafe

Counter Service

2. Be Our Guest vs. 10. Wolfgang Puck Express

Remember to vote (by next Thursday) for the restaurant that you've most enjoyed in the past, or the one that you'd most like to try! [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
So, after pouring over your last TR, I finally got caught up on this one as well!! (I am the queen of "being late to any DISers PTR/TRs"..)

Since I am already out of the running for the Guessing Game, I thought I would weigh in on the TOURNAMENT instead!!

Here are my votes:
Le Cellier - we are steak lovers and I have heard nothing but great things about their food. We aren't signature folk by any means, so I likely wont have the opportunity to eat at either place.

Tusker House - I love the characters in their AK gear and the decor in that place is beyond amazing..

Kona Cafe - I have allergies and VN doesn't have very many dishes that I can eat (I can't even try the pizza ), but who doesn't love a KC breakfast?? I booked one at the last minute for my upcoming June trip and couldn't be more excited!

BoG - I will make the attempt this trip to eat here...early bird (hopefully) catches the worm! I think I have read enough TRs to have the system figured out...we shall see...

Thanks again for sharing your plans!!! Pumped to read more!!

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Old 05-04-2013, 09:22 PM   #595
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LOVE that dress! I can't wait for your Etsy shop to open!

As for voting:

Signature/Celebrity Chef

2. Le Cellier Steakhouse

Character/Dinner Show

7. Tusker House - such unique flavors here!

Table Service

2. Via Napoli

Counter Service

2. Be Our Guest- though the wait may not be fun!
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:13 AM   #596
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First I love the graduation dress! Madison would flip over that!

Second, Maddie is so lucky to have a talented mom that can sew and save money!!

Originally Posted by shan23877 View Post

I promise myself every day that I'm going to get caught up on your TR. I swear I'm going to!

I know the feeling!! I did manage to finish it up this week and that felt like a huge accomplishment!

Originally Posted by shan23877 View Post

This week's match-ups are:

Signature/Celebrity Chef

2. Le Cellier Steakhouse vs. 7. Hollywood Brown Derby

Character/Dinner Show

2. Crystal Place vs. 7. Tusker House

Table Service

2. Via Napoli vs. 7. Kona Cafe

Counter Service

2. Be Our Guest vs. 10. Wolfgang Puck Express
Signature/Celebrity Chef: Le Cellier
Character/Dinner Show: Tusker House
Table Service: Via Napoli
Counter Service: Be Our Guest
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:37 AM   #597
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That is a really cute dress.

My picks this week are.

Le Cellier Steakhouse
Crystal Place
Via Napoli
Be Our Guest
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:26 AM   #598
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that dress is BEAUTIFUL!! My MIL is a sewer/knitter/stitcher and I just like to make "fake" blankets!! you know, where you take 2 pieces of material, sew the edges together and TA-DAH, its a blankie??

and we moved into a rental house last weekend (we're building a house and it wont be ready until the end of July and we sold our house too quick!!) and my DH took his sweet time getting the computer hooked back up and I thought that I was behind a week in my ADR guesses and PHEW..it looks like Im still good..

so.....my votes are for:

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Chefs De France
Chef Mickey

Signature/Celebrity Chef
Le Cellier Steakhouse - I know that not everyone loves it, but we do!!

Character/Dinner Show
Crystal Place - our FAVORITE b'fast place - and you can get into the park when its empty - great photo ops!!

Table Service
Via Napoli - OMG...I almost died when I went there..the food was SOOOO good..I had that artichoke pizza...I just cant explain how good that was....

Counter Service
Be Our Guest - its on my list for the next trip! and I'll need to be celebrating so I can get some grey stuff!!

and I dont have girls (just 2 boys) but I have a niece who would LOVE some of your fabulous Maddie clothes - so let us ALL know when you open the Etsy store!!


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Old 05-06-2013, 03:25 PM   #599
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Originally Posted by shan23877 View Post

We are 100% settled on POR-RGR for this trip, but I wanted to get an idea of the price difference in the deluxes vs. the mods with the 30% off summer deal. While I was doing that, Bryan asked me to see how much it would cost to add the Water Parks and More option to the tickets. It's only $50 more!

Once we saw that, we decided to add the WP&M option to this year's tickets as well! I had to cancel one ADR (Coral Reef ) and add another (the Plaza for lunch on Day 1! ). No one will loose any points for having guessed Coral Reef in the Guess My ADR game, but it will be removed from the list of places to guess from.

I'll share more of our water park plans when we get to the appropriate day on the PTR, but we're really excited to try one out for the first time!

Have a great weekend everyone!
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:45 PM   #600
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Photo Pass Plus Answers

Be careful with the restaruant photos. Most will just add it to your card onsite, but by fluke only we realized that 1900 did not add to the card but instead had a code printed on the receipt and we had to take the receipt and the card to one of the Kodak places to upload. Maybe this has changed since September but that's how it was for us. just make sure you aske when they deliver the photo's to be sure you have your digital copies.

Other than that I can't recommend Photo Pass + enough if you are a picture taker. (And we all know you are!) Other than the one issue it was so easy to use and I swear (no proof) that when the photographers saw it was a plus, they took more time and took more pictures. Also, we got WAY more ride photos than we ever would have.

You get your voucher in the mail (don't lose it or you are out of luck) with a cd full of stock photos. (Still have one as my background on my computer). Once you are there you get your lanyard (which I did lose and they were able to not only replace it but found ALL of my pictures to put back on on it.) Once you are home you have the option of downloading all photos to your computer or ordering the cd.

As for time the kodak booths are open, hopfully someone else has a confirmation but they only seemed open to me when everything else was open. Good for EMH not so confident on early ADR's. There are some hotels that will redeem too depending on where you are staying. Man, I think I need to start planning at 2014 trip. Is it too early????
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