We are heading to WDW for the first time in October, which means that our 180 day window is coming right up in a couple of weeks. I'd sure appreciate it if some more seasoned travelers would take a look at my plans. We are staying at POR and getting 7-day non-hopper tickets. Also, I wanted to have my 40th birthday dinner at the California Grill, but I'm concerned that it may not be open by then. Any suggestions for a comparably special meal? We will be planning to go from dinner to the Magic Kingdom for the MSEP and Wishes, so a monorail hotel or Wilderness Lodge would probably be wisest. I was thinking maybe Artists Point? 10/19: Arrival day. If there's free dining, dinner at Chef Mickey's. 10/20: Epcot. Cape May Clambake for dinner. 10/21: Animal Kingdom. No counter service meals. 10/22: Magic Kingdom. No counter service; BOG for lunch. 10/23: Hollywood Studios. Prime Time Cafe for lunch. If there's free dining, we'll also do the Fantasmic dinner package at either Hollywood & Vine or Mama Melrose. 10/24: Magic Kingdom. Crystal Palace for lunch. 10/25: Epcot. Lunch at Biergarten. 10/26: MY BIRTHDAY! Dinner at California Grill if it's open yet. 10/27: Departure.