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  1. Disneygrl36

    Disneygrl36 Happy DVC member!!!!

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    Glad you stopped by Mandy & Lindsay!

    I second what Pete said....stop by chat if you can.
     
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  3. Disneygrl36

    Disneygrl36 Happy DVC member!!!!

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  4. Lee Disney

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    :welcome:Mandy and Lindsay! :wave2: Can't wait to meet you both.
    Pete, one more week of Greys! :)
     
  5. PumpkinPilot

    PumpkinPilot Earning My Ears

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    Hey gang!

    A THOUSAND apologies for being unsociable lately. There have been a few too many life events getting in the way of our all important trip planning I'm afraid BOOO! Anyway, Kat and I are now back in full-swing planning mood YAAY! and finalising some of our pre and post ABD activities :goodvibes

    I'm also going to partly blame my lack of posting on living in London (that's a general kind of sucky) which, as Rory said makes chat nights damn near impossible. Rory, we share your pain mate. Funny story, I recently transferred from Apple to Android (still not sure how I feel about it) and starting to miss certain elements like being notified when threads get updated. Turns out my settings need tweaking somewhat as there I was thinking you were all just really shy not saying much on this thread! I logged in and there were like 30 pages more since the last time I looked! :rotfl2:

    I did a mass read through of previous posts at the weekend and SO excited about Steakhouse 55 - all ready to put our names down and then saw Pete's post about it being unavailable :( bummer. I'm still not 100% sure what we're going to do yet about the Catal/Carthay meal Pete, but wanted to come say hi and sorry for not being in touch. Whatever happens, a meet at Trader Sams and/or Mad T's for a get-together at some point sounds awesome. I just wanted to let you know your efforts in trying to co-ordinate this are appreciated :)

    Aaaaaanyway, it's all starting to get VERY exciting once again with only 26 days to go and really looking forward to meeting everyone and gettin' this party started! :cool1:

    Talk to you all soon!
     
  6. starwood

    starwood <font color=red>This mouse GOT her next cruise<br>

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    I think I need to get my suitcase down out of the attic and start packing. I really NEED this vacation.
     
  7. skier_pete

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    I think there's a lot of dissappointment about Steakhouse 55. It was such an easy consensus from the group I was sort of amazed. The remaining choices we are not seeing a strong feeling, but it does seem Catal is in the lead.

    Here is a further update of where we are at.

    Peter (skier_pete) and Ulana (ukeemom) - CATAL
    Rory (roryh22) - CATAL
    Kim (kgibbler20) and Mary Ann - CATAL
    Christy (chropistopy) and Cheryl (cherylbug) - DON'T CARE
    Angie (ymxbfalcon) - DON'T CARE
    Lisa (Lee Disney) and John - DON'T CARE
    Melanie (Disneygrl36) and Eric - CARTHAY CIRCLE
    Lori (BriarRosie) - UNDECIDED
    Matt (Darthvader92) and Matt's Mom (starwood) - OUT
    Toni (Disneykiwi) and Christine (brightie) - OUT


    That puts us at between 10 and 13, depending on Melanie and Lori's decision.

    Melanie, I'm going to try and sway you to join the group. You should choose Catal because:
    (a) sure you won't have ordered off the menu at Carthay Circle, but you'll have just experienced it the night before and this will be a completely new experience,
    (b) you can pick up a regular WoC fastpass that morning and
    (c) you can eat alone with your husband any old time!

    Hopefully you can let us know by tomorrow, cause I'm gonna make that call!
     
  8. Disneygrl36

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    Thanks for being sweet & wanting us to join you at Catal Pete. We talked last night & I think we are going to do lunch at Carthay & do dinner at Flo's. I am hoping we can all meet up for the T party or a drink or something because I would like to see everyone that hangs around.
     
  9. skier_pete

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    No worries - we will probably head over to the T-party after dinner as well, but can't say for sure. I think most of Friday Ulana and I will be wanting some "just us" time, but maybe after dinner will be up for it.

    I actually just finished listening to the DIS goes West: Downtown Disney and Hotels edition, and listening to Pete (and Corey) RAVE about Catal after listening to Kevin RAVE about Catal makes me really happy with the choice if we can't get Steakhouse 55.

    (We're going to do Steakhouse 55 for breakfast Saturday instead. However, I am NOT planning a group thing!)
     
  10. skier_pete

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    Hey everyone. I called Catal and made a reservation for a party of 11.

    Here are the folks that are included in the group:
    Peter (skier_pete) and Ulana (ukeemom)
    Rory (roryh22)
    Kim (kgibbler20) and Mary Ann
    Christy (chropistopy) and Cheryl (cherylbug)
    Angie (ymxbfalcon)
    Lisa (Lee Disney) and John
    Lori (BriarRosie) - UNDECIDED

    I know Lori was undecided, but I figure it's not like if I make it for 11 and show up with 10 they won't seat us or anything.

    I made it for 6 PM. They asked me I wanted indoor seating or outdoor. The outdoor seating is a second floor patio ovelooking DTD. As I thought about it, I thought this would be a good choice. Sunset will be close to 9 PM at that time, so it should be starting to cool off in the evening but not yet really cool. The outdoor seating would seem more festive for a larger party like us.

    That said, if ANYONE is objectionable to the idea, I can call back and change it to inside seating. I do not have any problem with sitting inside!

    Finally, while trying to find info about the patio - I found this review on the Disney Food Blog. Another Rave:

    http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2011/01/19/dining-in-disneyland-catal-review/

    Note the layout can be seen in the one shot showing the outdoor terrace areas.

    I may or may not make it to chat tonight. We are going to a friend's house, and while I think we won't be out too late, I am not sure if we'll be home before 9 PM or not.
     
  11. Roryh22

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    Thanks Pete for organising the reservation. :thumbsup2

    I don't think I will be on chat tonight. I'm working tomorrow and as I'm on an early shift chat is only a few hours before I need to be up for work :coffee:
     
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    Thanks for the link and for taking care of the reservation for us, Pete. I read the review, and the author is definitely enthusiastic about Catal. :goodvibes
     
  13. DisneyKevin

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    Hi Folks,

    I truly apologize, but I completely lost track of days and missed chat tonight.

    If there is anything I can do or any questions I can answer...please dont hesitate to let me know.

    Thanks,
    Kevin
     
  14. starwood

    starwood <font color=red>This mouse GOT her next cruise<br>

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    Did anyone get their gift card from Dreams yet? I thought we were supposed to be getting a GC.

    I am so looking forward to this trip.
     
  15. skier_pete

    skier_pete DIsney-holics Anon

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    I thought so too. I have not received it. I guess I was thinking it would be there upon arrival.
     
  16. DisneyKevin

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    No one has received their gift card yet...as they haven't been mailed yet.:thumbsup2
     
  17. skier_pete

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    Last night on chat someone brought up Tigger Tails. I came across this post on the Disney Food Blog.

    Tigger Tails vs Tiger Tails

    Drool!
     
  18. DisneyKevin

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    Correction....

    The gift cards will not be mailed, as we have guests coming from overseas.

    The gift cards will be distributed in California.

    Possibly not until you reach the Grand Californian.

    Sorry for the mis-information.
     
  19. PumpkinPilot

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    I completely missed the whole thing about gift cards and had no idea we were getting them, so that was another nice surprise...awesome! :cool1:
     
  20. Disneygrl36

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    Yummy to both!
     
  21. skier_pete

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    Kevin, I only vaugely remember the gift card from when we booked. Can you remind us how much - and is it per person, or per booking?
     

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