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Old 04-21-2013, 03:43 PM   #1576
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My ADR day is in 4 days!

Okay question. Where would you eat on MNSSHP night? Last time we ate at LTT I really didn't enjoy it, and I'm not a fan of Crystal Palace dinner. I think I will try for BoG and if we can't get that then we will do Kona before heading over to MK.
On the night we are attending MNSSHP, we have a 6:55 PM BOG ADR.

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Hmm...should I take a poll? :-) AKL Pool View with bunk beds vs. CR GW deluxe? AKL is about $475 less than CR. And we do have a car if that makes a difference.

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It would be a lot easier to pick, if it were a tower room (especiall a tpv room) or a savannah view room. I would probably pick the CR. Once I get to WDW, I don't like to drive my minivan unless I have to, so the ease of the monorail would put it above the AKL (that is unless I was going to have an Arusha savannah view room at the AKL).

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I don't know if I'm going to book the Wave, I am going to definitely try it at least once though, from what I heard it's one of the more underrated breakfast spots in the World. I might just pick up a pastry or something that day.

I intend on doing a Signature for every dinner, and I'm just hoping that the Cali Grille is open by the end of October, I'd seriously go there twice in a week if I could.

Well to be honest, I'm not into the thrill rides, so I wouldn't be spending a ton of time sitting in line for the Aerosmith Coaster or Tower of Terror.

I was thinking of having Lunch at Sci Fi, but I think it'd be a bit awkward sharing a car with some other family. I'm an awkward introvert like that.
Since you'll be in separate rows, it's not as awkward as it is at Biergarten. I don't think they would put someone in your row with you from a different dining party. We had another couple sit with us in our car. We were in the first two rows of the car, and they were in the last. The only interaction at all with them was when our server brought them their receipt and joked with our DSs that since they were in the front row and "driving" the car, they were responsible for paying for the other couples meal as well as ours.

Well the DH and I finally got to talk about the ADR and he really didn't want to keep the Cape May Cafe. He asked that we change it to lunch at Yak & Yeti. Since he has said this is my trip and I get what I want, and he really hasn't asked for much, I made the change right away. Then we literally slapped me in the forehead when he found out we didn't have a Chef Mickey's ADR. I gave him a couple of options of ADRs we could have moved around, but he didn't like any of those. Then we could have just paid OOP for Chef Mickey's, which he was willing to do....until he found out how much Chef Mickey's would cost. He said that once he found out how much it cost, he didn't like Chef Mickey's as much. This will be the first trip, where we do not end our WDW trip with a Chef Mickey's breakfast.

I did get to hang out with my friend that I haven't seen since high school. It was like the past 18 years hadn't kept us apart. Hopefully, I can fly down to see her sometime soon for the weekend and we can catch up even more.
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Ok, further research has led me to not want to pick CR. Why do I have to love the Poly so much?
Why not? Our family has never had any interest in staying at the Poly! lol
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:43 PM   #1578
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Hmm...should I take a poll? :-) AKL Pool View with bunk beds vs. CR GW deluxe? AKL is about $475 less than CR. And we do have a car if that makes a difference.

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Oh yay, a poll I vote for AKL. Beautiful resort, lots of activities, we spent 12 nights last August, did a split, 6 nights pool view, 6 nights CL savanna view.

We had a great pool view, and like being on the same side as elevators down to the pool & Mara.
I believe you can use Kidani splash area. We went to look sound, and the children's area looks fantastic.
We love the dining options at AKL & Kidani. And Mara also has great dinner specials that change nightly. I think depending on what's on the menu at Boma.

CR has the monorail & large rooms, but I can't seem to warm up to that resort.
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The Plaza vs. Tony's Town Square? Thoughts?

And how was lunch at BOG anyone who's been?

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We did the 30 min wait for lunch in January. I had the Niçoise salad and choc cream puff dessert! Sorry, I don't remember cost, as we had DDP. But Allears.net has complete menus & prices.

Never been to eitherTonys or Plaza, but have ADR for Plaza in Aug. I have never eaten at an MK TS, usually prefer the MK resorts for dinners. Kona, Ohana, GF.
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Oct 27th Arrival Day

Land 9:05AM, hopefully get to Poly by 10:30

Magic Kingdom, late lunch at LTT, back to Poly change into costume, head back to MK around 4ish for MNSSHP

Oct 28th

Breakfast - Kona 7:30 > Epcot > F&W Festival for Lunch > Dinner at Citricos (Cali Grill if open)

Oct 29th

Breakfast - Pastries/Cupcake > Magic Kingdom > Lunch at the Wave > Dinner at Artist Point

Oct 30th

Breakfast - GFC 7:30 > Studios > Downtown Disney > Raglan Road Lunch > BoG Dinner

Oct 31st

Epcot > Sunshine Seasons (Blueberry Croissant Bread Pudding) > Via Napoli Lunch > Narcoossee's Dinner



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Oh yay, a poll I vote for AKL. Beautiful resort, lots of activities, we spent 12 nights last August, did a split, 6 nights pool view, 6 nights CL savanna view.

We had a great pool view, and like being on the same side as elevators down to the pool & Mara.
I believe you can use Kidani splash area. We went to look sound, and the children's area looks fantastic.
We love the dining options at AKL & Kidani. And Mara also has great dinner specials that change nightly. I think depending on what's on the menu at Boma.

CR has the monorail & large rooms, but I can't seem to warm up to that resort.
Were you on the Zebra trail or Giraffe trail?

Was the savannah view worth the extra price?

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Kiddo's school district cancelled again today. Can't get the busses out to collect kids due to the flooding. The lake near our house flooded so high it's close to the back entrance of her school. Thankfully we didn't lose power so the "Little Sump Pump That Could" keeps chugging along. Local roads and bridges are still impassable. ... and it snowed a bit this morning.

APs are kinda up in the air now since we now need to replace these leaking windows in our dining room... and the flooring afterward. Eesh.
yikes, this doesn't sound good. Hope your house hadn't flooded.
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I say Plaza over Tony's. Ate lunch at BoG at Thanksgiving and Christmas. We enjoyed it both times. Price wasn't unreasonable, had dessert so jt was a bit more than normal. Planning on hitting it again in June.
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Been baking and cooking (and doing laundry) all day....so will be back latter to catch up. But real quick wanted to ask.....


Dani - why are you leaning away from CR??? We have had a phenomenal time there the past two trips!

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Been baking and cooking (and doing laundry) all day....so will be back latter to catch up. But real quick wanted to ask.....

Dani - why are you leaning away from CR??? We have had a phenomenal time there the past two trips!

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Oct 27th Arrival Day

Land 9:05AM, hopefully get to Poly by 10:30

Magic Kingdom, late lunch at LTT, back to Poly change into costume, head back to MK around 4ish for MNSSHP

Oct 28th

Breakfast - Kona 7:30 > Epcot > F&W Festival for Lunch > Dinner at Citricos (Cali Grill if open)

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Breakfast - Pastries/Cupcake > Magic Kingdom > Lunch at the Wave > Dinner at Artist Point

Oct 30th

Breakfast - GFC 7:30 > Studios > Downtown Disney > Raglan Road Lunch > BoG Dinner

Oct 31st

Epcot > Sunshine Seasons (Blueberry Croissant Bread Pudding) > Via Napoli Lunch > Narcoossee's Dinner



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We will be there at the same time! We check in on the 21st.



I was looking at photos of the CR and the rooms just don't appeal to me. I believe their last refurb was before the Poly's, so they're pretty worn.
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Dani- the last time we stayed there was '07 and they had just finished the refurb.
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Was the savannah view worth the extra price?

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I was on Zebra trail, 4 th floor, for pool view, so that CL move was easy. We were happy with pool view, but Arusha savanna sure was nice.
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Dani- the last time we stayed there was '07 and they had just finished the refurb.
Well it doesn't matter what I say because Daniel just made the decision that we are staying there. I let him look on allears and he wants to try it out.
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I was looking at photos of the CR and the rooms just don't appeal to me. I believe their last refurb was before the Poly's, so they're pretty worn.
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The CR Tower just completed a soft goods rehab 27 March and they are currently finishing up the Garden Wing. New photos were posted today on the last page of the thread and there is also a link to before/after photos on the first page. They replaced all carpeting, bedding, fabrics on furniture and on the headboard and the curtains.
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