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Old 05-07-2013, 10:48 AM   #1
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Which ADR would be best to pay out of pocket?

Got free dining in Sept.

Our plans include:
Biergarten
Liberty Tree Tavern
Rose & Crown
Sci FiDinner Theatre
T-Rex
Hoop Dee Doo

Which equals to one more table service than we have.
Which one would you pay out of pocket for?

Or we have thought about dropping Hoop Dee Doo and going with something else like 1900, Big River Grill, Akerhaus or Cap'n Jacks
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:58 AM   #2
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I think the cheapest there would be SciFi. Love that place btw.

Would Liberty Tree be for dinner or lunch? Thats another cheap one to consider, lunch is cheaper than dinner thou.

I would look at the prices on allears.net and see for yourself.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:59 AM   #3
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Got free dining in Sept.

Our plans include:
Biergarten
Liberty Tree Tavern
Rose & Crown
Sci FiDinner Theatre
T-Rex
Hoop Dee Doo

Which equals to one more table service than we have.
Which one would you pay out of pocket for?

Or we have thought about dropping Hoop Dee Doo and going with something else like 1900, Big River Grill, Akerhaus or Cap'n Jacks
I would strongly suggest you go online to look at each menu to determine which to do. Check out pricing and that will easily allow you to see which is the best deal. I would think that Sci-Fi (one of our family's favorites!!) is among the cheapest due to its individual entrees and seemingly lower price than some of the other you mentioned. But again, check out the menus for pricing and it will help you decide.

Regarding Hoop De Doo. We went and really enjoyed it. I would say that if you can get it free, do it! We have traveled on free dining the past 5 years (returning this Sept for it again) and we have been lucky enough to try almost all of the 2 TS offerings. I think that Hoop de Doo is worth it when free. Is there anyway that one of your family can share a meal or two. We often do that and end up saving up TS credits by doing so. That has allowed us to do the 2 TS without coming out of pocket. You can only do that with the restaurants that offer individual entrees of course.

Just a warning--when they say give plenty of time to get to Hoop Dee Doo, they really mean it. We ended up about 15 minutes late and were so rushed that we didn't have a relaxed time.

Did you get your reservations yet?
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:24 AM   #4
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I plan on getting my group together and looking online at the menus and getting a rough estimate on about what each would want. The key is getting everyone together which is near impossible these days.

No. I have not made ant od the ADR's yet and who knows, may not be able to get a couple of our choices anyway.

We have been to Biergarten before and loved it, so its a must. All others are places we havn't been yet and was just wanting to try different things. We are not real big on leaving parks and going to resorts for dinners unless its nice and close like Poly, GF, and Cont.

We will usually allways spend one evening at DD so thats why T-Rex.

I have heard good reviews about Hoop Dee Doo but not sure its worth 2 credits. Last trip we did Spirit of Aloha and felt cheated(food and show) was less than expected.
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:14 PM   #5
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I would say Hoop Dee Do. Paying OOP opens up two table services, not just one and includes gratuity and beer.

You might come out a little cheaper paying OOP for something else, but in the big scheme, paying OOP for Hoop will be the better value.

I don't think there is any restaurant currently using 2 table services worth what they charge on the DDP.
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:22 PM   #6
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I would say Hoop Dee Do. Paying OOP opens up two table services, not just one and includes gratuity and beer.

You might come out a little cheaper paying OOP for something else, but in the big scheme, paying OOP for Hoop will be the better value.

I don't think there is any restaurant currently using 2 table services worth what they charge on the DDP.
I agree with this. I would probably pay OOP for HDD and then add another one credit meal. It is typically a better value to pay for a two credit place and use two individual credits at other restaurants. If there is no where else you want to eat, Sci-Fi is probably the best option to pay for but it really depends on what people are going to order.
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:32 PM   #7
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I would say Hoop Dee Do. Paying OOP opens up two table services, not just one and includes gratuity and beer.

You might come out a little cheaper paying OOP for something else, but in the big scheme, paying OOP for Hoop will be the better value.

I don't think there is any restaurant currently using 2 table services worth what they charge on the DDP.
Scratch my previous comment. I agree with this! Paying for Hoop Dee Doo OOP is a better value!
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:17 PM   #8
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Definitely Sci-Fi. Their desserts (aside from the milkshakes) aren't all that great anyway.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:17 PM   #9
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One other suggestion:

Choose two of your a la carte places and split how you pay. Two of your group pay OOP and two pay with DDP credits. This way, you still get two desserts to share.
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Probably Sci Fi or T-Rex. Rule of thumb is to pay OOP for breakfasts since you don't get dessert with breakfast (not a great value). But since you don't have any breakfasts, I'd go with one of these two. The menus are available on various Disney sites if you want to price them out.

If you are considering dropping one, for me it would be T-Rex. It's a chain restaurant which you can tell by the food and its owned by the same company as Rainforest Cafe so they are extremely similar.
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Choose two of your a la carte places and split how you pay. Two of your group pay OOP and two pay with DDP credits. This way, you still get two desserts to share.
This...Sci Fi was easy for us to split. For one adult TS we got 2 milkshakes and a burger/fries.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:58 PM   #12
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Hoop Dee Doo Revue is realy not worth 2 credits in my opinion.
As far as your 1 credit restuarants, Sci-Fi will be the cheapest.
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Definitely Sci-Fi. Their desserts (aside from the milkshakes) aren't all that great anyway.
If the food isn't that good, you should't be eating there. Don't use the DDP as justification like you're not paying for it.
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Hoop Dee Doo Revue is realy not worth 2 credits in my opinion.
Is any Signature meal worth two dining credits? I certainly don't think so compared to what you get, what it would cost OOP and what two table credits could get you somewhere else.
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Does T-Rex accept the DDP? I didn't think you could use a TS credit there?
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