Cali Grill ......... pork .......... You NEED to do the balloon ride, it is awesome. You'll have a view of all the landmarks! It is such a shame about Jiko, but at least you got to try "one or two" desserts at the Wishes Dessert Party! Yeah! That would be fun if we could meet on the Dream! Lufthansa seems to "play" the same games as Virgin! But the flights I got now are about the same as they were last year and BOTH went down quite a bit from what I was looking at for some time. Plus I got the flight times I wanted - I am NOT keen on a 35 hour flight time, no Sir!! We loved the flatbreads, I LOVED my carrot cake and I took a gazillion of photos of Tom's worms in the dirt - should make a fun Halloween dessert for my class next year! We have been on the balloon in DLRP a few times and even though I really enjoyed it each time, the one in WDW gives you such an incredible view! Tom took SO many photos - I'll add a few! The Contemporary Resort and Bay Lake Towers Spaceship Earth The Tower of Terror It is worth every penny taking that balloon ride! Ron is one of the best! We asked at check in to be seated in his area and even though they said we would have to wait a little longer we were seated just a little after our ADR time. Your 7.30 ADR is perfect! That is right about the time Ron always tells us to be there, as this is when he turns these tables. As for the time - I have yet to be seated RIGHT on time at the CG, they ALWAYS run behind and if you space out your courses, like appy, then the bread service, main, dessert and maybe a cup of coffee you will easily spend the time there! If you finish your ADR ahead of time you can always go and check out the resort, then come back and watch the fireworks from the CG deck. Just show them your receipt and they will take you up!