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Old 09-24-2013, 10:02 PM   #16
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Hi. I came to check out your pre-trip after seeing you post on mine.

I can't even imagine the pain you and your family are going through right now. I am very sorry for your loss.

I hope this trip brings a little happiness to everyone
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Hi. I came to check out your pre-trip after seeing you post on mine.

I can't even imagine the pain you and your family are going through right now. I am very sorry for your loss.

I hope this trip brings a little happiness to everyone
Thank you for joining in and for your condolences. I remember you from my Dis days years ago!
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:33 PM   #18
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Making dining reservations was not easy. By the time some of my numbness wore off and I realized that I needed to be planning, if this trip was going to be successful, it was almost too late. Thanksgiving week is packed and my choices were limited and times weren't always what I wanted. I decided to be flexible and this is what we ended up with.

Kona Café-Dinner
Tusker House-Dinner
Boma-Dinner
Cape May Café- Breakfast
Crystal Palace-Lunch
Whispering Canyon-Thanksgiving Lunch
Ohana-Breakfast
Liberty Tree Tavern-Lunch
Akershus-Breakfast


I am going to cancel two tomorrow. Any suggestions??

Today is Peyton's Sixteenth Birthday!!





This is a recent picture. He hates having his picture taken and can be quite difficult.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:55 PM   #19
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Making dining reservations was not easy. By the time some of my numbness wore off and I realized that I needed to be planning, if this trip was going to be successful, it was almost too late. Thanksgiving week is packed and my choices were limited and times weren't always what I wanted. I decided to be flexible and this is what we ended up with.

Kona Café-Dinner
Tusker House-Dinner
Boma-Dinner
Cape May Café- Breakfast
Crystal Palace-Lunch
Whispering Canyon-Thanksgiving Lunch
Ohana-Breakfast
Liberty Tree Tavern-Lunch
Akershus-Breakfast


I am going to cancel two tomorrow. Any suggestions??

Today is Peyton's Sixteenth Birthday!!





This is a recent picture. He hates having his picture taken and can be quite difficult.
Awe!!! Happy birthday to Peyton!!!

As for your dining reservations, I think they look good considering the popularity of that time of year. Here is what I know about the restaurants i've eaten at before.

Boma is one of our FAVORITES!!! Absolutely fantastic food! If you've never been definitely don't cancel and go give it a try!
Cape May Cafe for breakfast is alot of fun. It is character dining and the characters are in fun beachy costumes. I really liked it for that. The food is like normal breakfast food but if you're going to see the characters then I say keep that one too.
Whispering Canyon is another one that DH and I really enjoy. The WL is beautiful and just being in that resort is enough to keep us going to that place. We always get the all you can eat skillet thing, which did change a bit with pricing but regardless I loved the food. If you like BBQ and you don't mind doing the hokey pokey you and the family will enjoy it!
We have done Ohana for breakfast too. I personally liked Cape May's better (I know DISer sacrilege ) but if you're going for the character experience and you don't mind run of the mill breakfast food then go for it.

The rest i've never been to... But I hope this helped!
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Making dining reservations was not easy. By the time some of my numbness wore off and I realized that I needed to be planning, if this trip was going to be successful, it was almost too late. Thanksgiving week is packed and my choices were limited and times weren't always what I wanted. I decided to be flexible and this is what we ended up with.

Kona Café-Dinner
Tusker House-Dinner
Boma-Dinner
Cape May Café- Breakfast
Crystal Palace-Lunch
Whispering Canyon-Thanksgiving Lunch
Ohana-Breakfast
Liberty Tree Tavern-Lunch
Akershus-Breakfast


I am going to cancel two tomorrow. Any suggestions??

Today is Peyton's Sixteenth Birthday!!





This is a recent picture. He hates having his picture taken and can be quite difficult.
You did really well to get a reservation for Thanksgiving!! I tried but couldn't find one that I liked so I ended up with nothing for Thanksgiving. I wanted Liberty Tree Tavern but I think that one is super popular.

I would cancel Boma and Kona Cafe ONLY because my family isn't really adventurous. BUT if your family likes those then keep them!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PEYTON!!!!
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I was looking at your dis name and thinking, I know I know her. It is all coming back to me. I am glad to see you again Amy
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I am so sorry for your loss I will definitely be keeping you and your whole family in my thoughts during thanksgiving week! You guys will have so much fun
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PEYTON!! So handsome

You got a lot of great adrs and that's awesome you were able to snag one for thanksgiving.

In looking at them, I would probably cancel Kona and Crystal Palace. While I do enjoy the breakfast at Crystal palace and it is gorgeous there, the lunch did not do much for me.

Good luck with your decision.
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Happy Birthday to Peyton

Personally I would get rid of some of the breakfasts but that's because we, OK me, aren't big breakfast eaters and IMHO they're expensive for what you get. Also are the girls still into the characters and Princesses?

I can't believe how big your girls now are, Rae looks the same (just a lot taller) but Bekah looks very different! My 2 are now 15 and 17
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Awe!!! Happy birthday to Peyton!!!

As for your dining reservations, I think they look good considering the popularity of that time of year. Here is what I know about the restaurants i've eaten at before.

Boma is one of our FAVORITES!!! Absolutely fantastic food! If you've never been definitely don't cancel and go give it a try!
Cape May Cafe for breakfast is alot of fun. It is character dining and the characters are in fun beachy costumes. I really liked it for that. The food is like normal breakfast food but if you're going to see the characters then I say keep that one too.
Whispering Canyon is another one that DH and I really enjoy. The WL is beautiful and just being in that resort is enough to keep us going to that place. We always get the all you can eat skillet thing, which did change a bit with pricing but regardless I loved the food. If you like BBQ and you don't mind doing the hokey pokey you and the family will enjoy it!
We have done Ohana for breakfast too. I personally liked Cape May's better (I know DISer sacrilege ) but if you're going for the character experience and you don't mind run of the mill breakfast food then go for it.

The rest i've never been to... But I hope this helped!
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You did really well to get a reservation for Thanksgiving!! I tried but couldn't find one that I liked so I ended up with nothing for Thanksgiving. I wanted Liberty Tree Tavern but I think that one is super popular.

I would cancel Boma and Kona Cafe ONLY because my family isn't really adventurous. BUT if your family likes those then keep them!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PEYTON!!!!
It was hard finding something for Thanksgiving, especially since my DH wanted a traditional meal.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PEYTON!! So handsome

You got a lot of great adrs and that's awesome you were able to snag one for thanksgiving.

In looking at them, I would probably cancel Kona and Crystal Palace. While I do enjoy the breakfast at Crystal palace and it is gorgeous there, the lunch did not do much for me.

Good luck with your decision.
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Happy Birthday to Peyton

Personally I would get rid of some of the breakfasts but that's because we, OK me, aren't big breakfast eaters and IMHO they're expensive for what you get. Also are the girls still into the characters and Princesses?

I can't believe how big your girls now are, Rae looks the same (just a lot taller) but Bekah looks very different! My 2 are now 15 and 17
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I am so sorry for your loss I will definitely be keeping you and your whole family in my thoughts during thanksgiving week! You guys will have so much fun
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PEYTON!! So handsome

You got a lot of great adrs and that's awesome you were able to snag one for thanksgiving.

In looking at them, I would probably cancel Kona and Crystal Palace. While I do enjoy the breakfast at Crystal palace and it is gorgeous there, the lunch did not do much for me.

Good luck with your decision.
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Happy Birthday to Peyton

Personally I would get rid of some of the breakfasts but that's because we, OK me, aren't big breakfast eaters and IMHO they're expensive for what you get. Also are the girls still into the characters and Princesses?

I can't believe how big your girls now are, Rae looks the same (just a lot taller) but Bekah looks very different! My 2 are now 15 and 17
Rae wants to do the princess breakfast. She doesn't remember much from her previous five trips. We love big breakfasts! I love free dining.
I can't believe all of our kids are so old! It goes by soo fast


I think we need a table service in epcot or convenient to it. Any suggestions? Don't know what would be available when I call but want to have some ideas.
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Kids grow up so fast

My friend was just in disney and she raved about Via Napoli in Epcot.

Her dessert looked amazing and I wanted to jump through the screen to eat it, so chocolatey. She said it was the Kids chocolate Gelato
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I followed you over from my TR.

I am so sorry for your loss

I am happy you guys can use WDW as a place to heal! I hope you all have a wonderful trip and create tons of happy memories. I know exactly what you mean about smiles reaching into eyes. If there ever was a place to get that back its WDW!

I can't wait to hear more, I am wishing all of you lots of pixie dust and magic!
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Kids grow up so fast

My friend was just in disney and she raved about Via Napoli in Epcot.

Her dessert looked amazing and I wanted to jump through the screen to eat it, so chocolatey. She said it was the Kids chocolate Gelato
We couldn't get an ADR for Via Napoli
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I followed you over from my TR.

I am so sorry for your loss

I am happy you guys can use WDW as a place to heal! I hope you all have a wonderful trip and create tons of happy memories. I know exactly what you mean about smiles reaching into eyes. If there ever was a place to get that back its WDW!

I can't wait to hear more, I am wishing all of you lots of pixie dust and magic!
Thank you for reading along.
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We had a difficult time adding an ADR for Epcot. Thanksgiving week + ADR for 13 people=

This is what we have settled on(for now)-
11/23-Kona Café(dinner)
11/24-Boma(dinner)
11/25-Teppan Edo(lunch)
11/26-SciFi(lunch for three)
11/27-Crystal Palace(lunch)
11/28-Whispering Canyon Café(lunch)
11/29-Ohana(breakfast)
11/30-Akershus(breakfast)

Some aren't my first choice but we took in consideration what everyone wanted and what we could get.

I love Kona Café.
My DH wanted Boma.
Teppan Edo was all we could get on our Epcot day.
SciFi was the only thing DS16 requested. We have only been able to get seating for three so we will pay out of pocket for the kids to eat there. The rest of us will eat CS.
Crystal Palace was requested by my DD14.She loves Eeyore.
Whispering Canyon Café has a traditional Thanksgiving menu for Thanksgiving Day.
Ohana breakfast was requested by my friend and her boys.
Akershus Princess breakfast was requested by my DD9.
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