Honeymooners 1st time at Disney - Pls critique our ADRs!

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by darguel, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. darguel

    darguel Earning My Ears

    Jun 24, 2012
    Hi! We're going to be visiting WDW for the first time for our honeymoon from 12-20 Nov! :love:

    We've only been to the Disneyland in Tokyo so we're gearing ourselves up for a LOT of walking and walking and walking :cool1:

    Came up with the following plans and was hoping that u veterns can help point out any noob mistakes or changes we should make to the ADRs or plans for the parks.


    12 Nov:
    - arrive in Orlando at abt 6.30pm, hop onto ME
    - check into POP.
    - Dinner at POP's food court

    13 Nov - Going to Universal studios so eating there

    14 Nov:
    - moving to Poly!!
    - char bfast at Ohana (9.30am)
    - visit AK
    - Lunch at Flametree
    - Hoop de doo (6.15pm)

    15 Nov:
    - Bfast at Captain Cook's
    - Epcot day!
    - Lunch at Le Celliers (11.30am)
    - Dinner at Cape May Cafe (6.25pm)
    - Head back into Epcot to watch Illuminations

    16 Nov:
    - Char bfast at Crystal Palace (8.25am)
    - MK day!
    - Lunch ??? (suggestions v welcome!)
    - Dinner ??? (suggestions v welcome!)
    - MVMCP

    17 Nov:
    - DTD day + visiting resorts (GF, AKL, FW, AoA)
    - Lunch at Wolfgang Puck express/ Earl of Sandwich
    - Dinner at Spirit of Aloha (8pm)

    18 Nov:
    - Maybe shopping at the outlets offsite
    - OR visit Epcot/MK again
    - Dinner at California Grill (6.55pm)

    19 Nov:
    - HS day!
    - Bfast from HS (Staring rolls?)
    - Lunch at 50s primetime cafe (11.30am)
    - Dinner at Fairfax Fare
    - Catch Osborne lights

    20 Nov:
    - Last min stuff
    - Flight out at 3pm

    Sry for the long post and pls feel free to make any suggestions or critiques! We're so excited!!!! :rotfl::woohoo:
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  3. minnie mum

    minnie mum Unapologetic Disney Fan(atic)

    Mar 8, 2011
    Just one question- Are you on the DDP? Just wondering if you're having to count the number of TS credits that you have.

    -Nov 14- I'd recommend you try for an earlier breakfast ADR (just keep checking repeatedly for availability). Otherwise you probably won't arrive at the AK till 11:00 am. at the very earliest. And you probably wouldnt want lunch. This also would probably mean that you won't get to see a lot of the non-ride attractions before you had to leave the park to get to HDDR.

    -Nov 16- Do you want another TS meal today or just 2 CS meals for lunch and dinner? Hopefully one of these meals could be at the new BOG restaurant if it is open by then. Keep your eye out for the announcement in August when they make the ADRs available for booking. Other good choices for meals in the park include LTT for TS and CHH and Cosmic Rays or Pecos Bill's for CS. Keep in mind that the party starts at 7:00pm, so you'll probably want to be done eating by then.

    Nov 18- if you end up back at Epcot, you might want to try an early CS meal in WS. LOTS to choose from.

    Nove 19- Not doing Fantasmic? It will be early that time of year. You could get something from Fairfax Fare and take it into F. to eat while you wait for the show to start. Just a thought.

    Hope you have a wonderful honeymoon!
  4. darguel

    darguel Earning My Ears

    Jun 24, 2012
    Thanks so much for your suggestions minnie mum!

    No we are not currently on DP. We did some math and realised that we would spend more for DP as we won't eat as much if we paid OOP. For eg, we would probably skip appetizers or split one and dessert. Though there are rumours of free dining so fingers crossed!

    Is there a lot to do at AK? We keep reading that it's not a very exciting park so that's why we wanted to give more time to check in at Poly in the morning before gg to breakfast. Will look for an earlier ADR to give us that option :)

    I need to do more reading on Fantasmic. I have heard of it but don't really know what it is. :confused3 Is it a nighttime parade? In that case then it sounds awesome!! Will go read up on good spots and all that :D

  5. laughinplace199

    laughinplace199 <font color=blue>AKA Shrimpo or Flamingo Legs<br><

    Apr 28, 2001
    For your MK day, since you are going to MVMCP at night, I'd do a TS meal at lunch time and CS for dinner so that you're not wasting party time in a restaurant. Since you're going to CP for breakfast, you'll probably want a later lunch (we're always sooo full after CP), which would work well with having a lighter CS dinner. We like LTT for lunch.
  6. Donnainnj

    Donnainnj <font color=navy>Loves having an AP<br><font color

    Feb 6, 2001
    I also would recommend Liberty Tree Tavern for lunch (and lunch only) and counter service/snacks for dinner (after buffet breakfast and I would choose a late lunch at LTT we would not be that hungry) The only other issue I can see is with Fame tree and Hoop de doo on the same day, I like them both, but they seem to be to alike for food on the same day.
  7. Hobbes

    Hobbes DIS Veteran

    Sep 9, 2005
    Fantasmic is a show starring Mickey in an outdoor amphitheatre, with fire and water and magic oh my....Do NOT miss out on seeing it! As the pp suggested get a burger or something from any of the fast food places down the street and take it in with you-the arena is at the end of the street.

    I recommend Plaza at MK for lunch or dinner-not too heavy a TS meal and the desserts are great-you may want to split one though as me and DH are quite frankly greedy pigs about dessert and we struggeld to finish the brownie sundaes. Have a wonderful Disneymoon and a great life together :tinker:
  8. darguel

    darguel Earning My Ears

    Jun 24, 2012
    Thanks everyone for the suggestions and well wishes!! At this stage of our wedding and honeymoon planning we need all the good thoughts we can get! OOP but we're going to NYC for 10 nights after WDW so lots more planning for that :banana:

    We actually wanted to go Boma on 14 Nov but then reservations for HDD opened for Nov and we had to try and fit it in somewhere! A bit sad abt missing Boma but we will see how it goes. We're planning to split a meal at Flametree as we're not very big eaters (just really greedy for variety!) and I know the servings in the US are quite sizable.

    Read up on Fantasmic and we're definitely going for it now! Will probably pack in the hotdogs from Fairfax and wait for the show to start :3dglasses

    Thanksthanks everyone! Anymore suggestions for our schedule is very welcome :)
  9. Hapi

    Hapi War Eagle Disney Fan

    Oct 18, 2007
    You may want to check out a site that shows anticipated crowd levels for each day. The crowd level jumps on the 18th and 19th, so you may want to make those your shopping and resort days.
  10. gabzee

    gabzee DIS Veteran

    Oct 12, 2008
    My opinions are above in purple. I hope you enjoy your honeymoon!
  11. PrincessShea

    PrincessShea Always planning...

    Jun 29, 2005
    One place that I would consider adding is Jiko for dinner. DH and I LOVED that place when we went our honeymoon. Great atmosphere, and great food! It's very "adult" if that makes any sense. California Grill seems to be your only real adult type meal place...and that's fine if you and DH aren't into that, but just be aware that your other dinners don't really have the potential as being a romantic dinner.

    The only other advice I would give is to say that you are going to be eating A LOT. DH and I made the mistake of overscheduling in terms of food on our honeymoon, and we ended up canceling so many of our ADRs because it was just too much food (we paid OOP as well and usually just got appetizer to split and entrees each). I felt so weighed down by the end of the trip. I don't think you need to eat 3 sit-down meals a day.

    Congrats btw :goodvibes
  12. Tistal

    Tistal Mouseketeer

    Jul 15, 2009
    I'll second one of the other posters, if you can add Jiko do it. DH and I had dinner there on our honeymoon, and it was one of the most memorable meals of the trip.
  13. RMulieri

    RMulieri DIS Veteran

    Jul 5, 2001
    If you are going to Islands of Adventure , I recommend Mythos. you can make ressies at opentable.com
  14. BYC

    BYC DIS Veteran

    Nov 28, 2005
    NOV. 14 is an EMH day at AK. Unless you plan to be there to take advantage of EMH, it makes no sense to go to that park that day. It will be very crowded, especially arriving as late as you will be arriving.
  15. darguel

    darguel Earning My Ears

    Jun 24, 2012
    Thanks everyone for your great suggestions and recommendations!!

    Have changed our plans a bit according to whatever ADRs I can get my hands on :woohoo: Our new plans are in pink below, any more comments are very welcome!

  16. Cherinva

    Cherinva Co-Host of the Va. DIS Meet and avid pin collector

    Oct 24, 2007
    Your revised plan sounds a lot better....congrats and have a wonderful time !!!

    If you are looking for a QS in the MK....I recommend either Casey's or Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe

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