Bringing Mom to WDW for MY bday, Sept '09! Day 4 Part 1..AK and Tusker House 12/30!

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  1. disneygirlinnj

    disneygirlinnj DIS Veteran

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    Welcome over here Jordan! :cool1: Not as much to read as your trippies but it might hold you over for a little bit!
     
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  3. disneygirlinnj

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    Oops..somehow I forgot to comment on you guys! :)

    Yup! I'll definitely dress up for MNSHHP! If anything i'm going to wear the same Pirate costume that I'm wearing in my signature photo with Jack Sparrow. Better get my moneys worth! :confused3


    Welcome over here LouDisney! I was debating on getting the Tables in Wonderland but after doing the calculations, for this trip is still works out better do get the free dining and then upgrade to the Deluxe for $32 extra a person per day. We're still saving a ton of money!
     
  4. disneygirlinnj

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    One week from today I'll hopefully have all my ADRs by now! I'm going to try to make them all (except Citricos..for some reason theres no online ADR link for it!) online and then just call an hour later for Citricos. I'm thinking I might actually redo my whole itinerary :eek Who knows though.
     
  5. dawnbu40

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    Is it really only 32$ to upgrade to Deluxe during Free Dining? That is an awesome deal! If thats all it costs I may need to do that!

    Planning and re-planning adrs is part of the fun of trip planning! :goodvibes
     
  6. disneygirlinnj

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    Yup! You just pay the difference between normal dining and deluxe. I believe normal dining plan is about $40? and Deluxe is about $70, give or take a few dollars. We think it's totally worth it because then you get 3 TS meals a day WITH appetizer, plus 2 snacks a day, and you each get a refillable mug to use throughout your stay. I don't know if I'd pay $70 a day for it per person but at $32?! TOTALLY worth it in my opinion! :D
     
  7. dawnbu40

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    Wow thanks for the info! That is a pretty awesome deal! I think we just might have to do that since we were thinking of doing a signature meal that was going to take 2 of our 3 ts credits!
     
  8. disneygirlinnj

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    Definitely a great deal :) You might have to call and upgrade soon though. I'm not sure how long until the free dining offer ends. But then again... Disney is getting MORE of your money so I'm pretty sure they won't complain too much if you call later? haha!
     
  9. dawnbu40

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    Thanks! I know they've extended the offer til bookings almost all the way through July. Our adr day is next week so if we can get everything I want we'll upgrade otherwise we'll just stay basic.
     
  10. Malibelle

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    Yay for 1 week, well now less than 1 week! Mine is 1 week from today! I think I have my plans down now. NOw I am just deciding if I should call or use the new online system.
     
  11. disneygirlinnj

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    I'm doing both. I have an hour to use the online system to get as much as I can/want. Then if anything else, I'll call at 7am for the phone system.
     
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    Do you know how early you can do online? Can't you do it before the phone lines open at 7am?
     
  13. disneygirlinnj

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    yup! online opens up at 6am :)
     
  14. jordanyosh

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    What WDW OCD planner doesn't change their itinerary 80 gazillion times..;)

    I literally go through 25-30 drafts easy.....
     
  15. disneygirlinnj

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    I'm up there already... I'm definitely in double digits!
     
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    That is awesome you were able to just upgrade from free dining to deluxe, and just pay the difference. That will totally be worth it. Hope you get all your ADRS!!!.
     
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    Yeah, I'm really excited about it! It's a LOT of food but I have faith in us that we won't stuff ouselves...too much :rotfl: I would never pay the $70 per person but at $32?! SIGN ME UP!
     
  18. disneygirlinnj

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    so I was on an organization kick and with my ADR window opening up on Sunday morning, I figured I'd make a pretty document with all of my information... :yay:

    I definitely also want to do MNSSHP... but not sure of the day. There's one in the middle of the week which I think would be best for crowd levels. The other one I can go to is on a Friday but I feel like that would bring up the crowd levels from the locals? Any thoughts?

    Port Orleans French Quarter
    2 8-Day Park Hopper Passes
    Deluxe Dining Upgrade
    September 26, 2009 - October 3, 2009

    Conf #: *******
    Cancellation # from old ressie: ****** (just in case!)
    $2222.32 (was gonna hide this too but um..we all know what a Dis vacation costs!) :rotfl:
    $200 already paid (deposit)

    * helpful key:
    Crowd: estimated crowd level
    BP: best park
    WP: worst park

    I also included the hours for ALL the parks that day in case we want to hop. And if there's night parades (we dont do the day parades), wishes, or fantasmic, I put that too. Illuminations is every night at closing time of Epcot. The October dates I just took from the prior week in September so those will probably change.


    September 26, 2009 (Saturday)
    Crowd: 7 BP: EP WP: HS
    Park: ? maybe MK
    ADRs: Lunch: GF Tea
    Dinner: Citricos
    MK: 9am-10pm
    8pm Spectro
    9pm Wishes
    Ep: 9am-9pm
    HS: 8am-7pm (EMH Morning included)
    AK: 9am-5pm

    September 27, 2009 (Sunday) aka MY BIRTHDAY!
    Crowd: 4 BP: AK/MK WP: EP
    Park: MK
    ADRs: Breakfast: Crystal Palace
    Lunch: Tonys
    Dinner: Kona
    MK: 9am-11pm (EMH evening included)
    8pm Wishes
    Ep: 9am-9pm
    HS: 9am-7pm
    AK: 9am-5pm

    September 28, 2009 (Monday)
    Crowd: 5 BP: HS WP: MK/AK
    Park: Epcot
    ADRs: Breakfast: Wave
    Lunch: Tutto Italia
    Dinner: Teppan Edo
    MK: 9am-9pm
    9pm Wishes
    Ep: 9am-12am (EMH evening included)
    HS: 9am-7pm
    AK: 8am-5pm (EMH morning included)

    September 29, 2009 (Tuesday)
    Crowd: 4 BP: AK WP: EP
    Park: AK
    **Possibly MNSSHP tonight?**
    ADRs: Breakfast: Tusker House
    Lunch: Pizzafari or CS
    Dinner: Yak & Yeti
    Extra: Carriage Ride at POR?
    MK: 9am-7pm (MNSSHP tonight)
    no parade/fireworks
    Ep: 9am-9pm
    HS: 8am-8pm (EMH Morning included)
    8pm Fantasmic
    AK: 9am-5pm

    September 30, 2009 (Wednesday)
    Crowd: 5 BP: EP WP: AK
    Park: EP
    ADRs: Breakfast: POFQ
    Lunch: Chefs
    Dinner: Tutto
    MK: 9am-9pm
    9pm Wishes
    Ep: 9am-9pm
    HS: 9am-10pm (EMH Evening included)
    AK: 9am-5pm

    October 1, 2009 (Thursday) (tentative)
    Crowd: 4 BP: AK WP: MK/EP
    Park: HS
    ADRs: Breakfast: POFQ
    Lunch: SciFi
    Dinner: Mama Melrose
    MK: 8am-9pm (EMH morning included)
    8pm Spectro
    9pm Wishes
    Ep: 9am-9pm
    HS: 9am-7pm
    AK: 9am-5pm

    October 2, 2009 (Friday) (tentative)
    Crowd: 4 BP: HS WP: EP
    Park: MK
    **possibly MNSSHP tonight?**
    ADRs: Breakfast: Kona/GFC
    Lunch: Plaza
    Dinner: Tonys
    MK: 9am-7pm (MNSSHP tonight)
    no parade/fireworks
    Ep: 9am-8pm
    HS: 9am-8pm
    8pm Fantasmic
    AK: 9am-8pm (EMH Evening included)

    October 3, 2009 (Saturday) (tentative)
    Crowd: 5 BP: EP WP: HS
    Park: EP?
    ADRs: Breakfast: GFC?
    Lunch: F&W?
    MK: 9am-7pm (MNSSHP tonight)
    Ep: 9am-9pm
    HS: 8am-7pm (EMH Morning included)
    AK: 9am-5pm
     
  19. stacikristine

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    Looks like a great plan!!! :thumbsup2 Good luck with your ADRs. I had some difficulties. But they actually turned out to be ok--my DH liked the choice #2 better than the choice #1 :confused3 I'm anxious to see how it works with you using the online system and then calling if you need to!
     
  20. dawnbu40

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    Looks like a great plan! We're doing MNSSHP on Tues the 29th and I can't wait! I'm hoping it won't be too busy! Spending your b-day at MK is going to be wonderful!
     
  21. dallastxcpa

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    WOW! You are a super planner. :thumbsup2 I never thought of estimating best and worst park.

    We are going 9/22 through 9/28. There are two MNSSHP during our stay. One on Tuesday the 22nd and one on Friday the 25th. My plan is to go to the one on the 25th. Our plane doesn't get in until 4PM on the 22nd and I don't want to feel rushed. :scared:

    We did the tea at the GF last year and it was so yummy. My favorite is the Erros tea. All the food is yummy, but they are very good about letting you substitute items. My kids didn't like some of the tea sandwiches and they switched them for a different kind. :)
     

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