Dxl DP, 10 days, 30 credits, Help - Are we missing any must-try's?!

Discussion in 'Disney Dining Reservations' started by TwinkleOz, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. TwinkleOz

    TwinkleOz Earning My Ears

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    We have never been to Disneyworld and this is also my children's first trip to the States (ages 7, 6 and almost 3). We are coming to DW for 10 nights, (another 5 nights at other parks) and staying at the Contemporary Resort and had to bump our free dining to deluxe due to all the bookings I was able to snag :upsidedow. I am a bit concerned at the possible amount of food we will be served, but I'm sure we will have lots of fun in the process. :thumbsup2

    If anyone with some previous experience could help me with my ADR's I'd be most thankful because I literally have just booked the restaurants from reading reviews and pictures here!

    If you think we have too many character meals or too much dining, please let me know. Also, if we are missing a restaurant that we should really try, I would be grateful to hear your thoughts!

    I have bookings at:

    Tusker House breakfast
    Crystal Palace breakfast
    1900 Park Fare breakfast
    Chef Mickey's breakfast
    Akershus breakfast (will cancel this or the Akershus lunch)
    The Wave breakfast (check out day)

    Cinderellas Royal Table lunch
    Crystal Palace lunch (I'm going to cancel either the CP breakfast or lunch)
    Tusker House lunch (as above, will cancel b/fast or lunch)
    Akershus Royal Banquet lunch
    50's Prime Time Cafe lunch
    Fantasmic Mama Melrose lunch (considering changing to Brown Derby)
    Coral Reef lunch

    1900 Park Fare dinner
    Ohana's dinner
    California Grill dinner
    Sci-Fi dinner
    Narcoossees dinner
    Chef Mickey's dinner
    Hoop Dee Do Musical Revue dinner
    Le Cellier dinner
    Cinderella Royal Table dinner (last night)

    Other restaurants I'm considering adding:
    Citricos
    Flying Fish
    Artist Point
    Brown Derby (Fantasmic instead of MM)
    but I don't know if these are too formal for my children? Though they are quite patient and well behaved and love food .

    Are there any recommendations for other restaurants that I haven't booked? We have so many credits to use up! We have planned for usually 2 TS meals a day (I think 2/3 days out of 10 has 3 bookings). We do not have hoppers and plan to only tour the parks in the morning, go rest/nap at hotel, return in evening for mainly dinner and little more park touring. No super late nights. Any thoughts would be appreciated!
     
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  3. aripantaloon

    aripantaloon DIS Veteran

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    I'll be honest and say that I think that 3 TS meals a day is really pushing it. We did that once or twice and by dinner (which was generally a Signature restaurant and what I was most looking forward to), I just didn't want to eat. I was still full from lunch. Granted, we have little kids, so our dinners can't be at 8pm, but I don't even know if I would want a big meal that late, either.

    We do the deluxe plan and I usually try to have 1-2 TS meals a day. We have many that take 2TS credits, so it's not hard to use all of our credits.

    I would suggest cutting the duplicates like only one meal at 1900 Park Fair, CRT, etc. and trying something different. We've taken our kids to Narcoossee, Flying Fish Cafe, and California Grill and didn't feel like the restaurants were too fancy for kids. It's Disney, so you'll be fine. Right now, my kids are 7, 4, and 1 (never been to Disney), so you can gather what their ages were when we took them on past trips.
     
  4. hannahdrewmom

    hannahdrewmom DIS Veteran

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    Ok so first are you there 10 nights? The credits are based on nights not days. I too would suggest 2 meals a day instead of 3 for most days. Our kids are 2 and 4 and 3 is ALOT. We love deluxe and have never found the signatures to be too formal. I would not do any restaurant more than once. Depending on what time you get in and where you are staying I'd also consider Room service for breakfast early a few mornings to save some time.

    We normally try to make these brunch type meals.....
    Tusker House breakfast
    Crystal Palace breakfast (maybe an early 8am here w/ liberty tree lunch and late dinner at CRT after parade?)
    1900 Park Fare breakfast
    Chef Mickey's breakfast
    Akershus breakfast
    The Wave breakfast (check out day)

    Cinderellas Royal Table dinner
    Brown Derby dinner
    1900 Park Fare dinner
    Ohana's dinner
    California Grill dinner
    Flying Fish dinner
    Narcoossees dinner
    Hoop Dee Do Musical Revue dinner
    Le Cellier dinner


    I'd add Liberty Tree for lunch
     
  5. summermac

    summermac DIS Veteran

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    I agree that 3 TS is a lot of time lost.

    I would consider Whispering Canyon Cafe for your group. It was one of our favorite meals on our last trip.
     
  6. TwinkleOz

    TwinkleOz Earning My Ears

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    Thank you for your replies.

    We are staying for 10 nights and only have 2 or 3 days (out of the 10) with 3 bookings on the one day.

    The restaurants listed are just the ones I currently have bookings at. Most days there is only an early character meal with a late lunch or early dinner.

    Thank you for the whispering canyon and Liberty tree recommendations. These have been ones I've considered.

    I think I may include a few more Signatures and eliminate some doubles.

    If there are any other restaurant recommendations I would be happy to hear them! :goodvibes
     

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