Mini Trip -- September 19 - 22

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  1. KatMark

    KatMark DIS Veteran

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    After having cancelled our ten night trip due to the economy, we were offered a two-bedroom condo on the beach in Marco Island. So our plans were to go to Marco Island--free condo, free airline tickets and then just spending money on car rental and meals (I'll do a lot of cooking and we'll just eat out a couple of nights). I got a brainstorm last night that I still had a deposit on hold from our cancelled Disney trip and with the $96 rates out for the moderates, I thought why not use the deposit money and go for at least a couple of nights. So, we are arriving at our home away from home, CSR, on September 19 and departing on September 22. We did not get the dining plan, but we have made some reservations and I will post reviews after we get back from Marco Island (we fly home on September 29).

    This is what I have for our mini-trip to DW (I'm still going to try to get Crystal Palace at some point) and what I will review upon our return:

    Breakfast at Kona
    Lunch at Plaza
    Lunch at Mama Melrose
    Lunch at Chefs De France
    Dinner at Fulton's
     
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  3. PixieDustandEeyore

    PixieDustandEeyore DIS Veteran

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    So glad you were able to work out a trip I read that over on the resort board... yay to disney doing moderate deals so you could stay at your home!
     
  4. MickeyNicki

    MickeyNicki It is pretty darn sad when a valet picks you out a

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    Oh man I wanted to be first :lmao:

    I am so happy for you that you can go on a trip to WDW, hey one day up there is better than none right?

    You have awesome places planned...cannot wait until Sep 19! Or Sept 22!
     
  5. psindone

    psindone A dream is a wish your heart makes........

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    We do alot of 4 day disney trips. And they work out just fine. I rather have 4 days than no days.

    Enjoy!!
     
  6. KatMark

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    Thank you!

    Okay...I THINK TODD snuck into my house last night and spoke to my DH because we've ALREADY changed ressies. We cancelled Mama Melrose and Fulton's (Mark figured we'd eat seafood in Marco Island). We added Biergarten and we got Crystal Palace for lunch (I had to have ONE character meal). We've never done CP for lunch so hope I'm not disappointed.

    And you'll have to wait until September 29 or 30 to get reviews...I'll be in Marco Island having lunch one day with the Queen of Food Porn!

    Thank you...and I'm with you...four days is better than no days.
     
  7. natalielongstaff

    natalielongstaff <font color=deeppink>I need a cup of tea and a big

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    Sounds like a fun trip :thumbsup2
     
  8. Dizneydaz

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    Glad you still get to go to WDW. You're going to be there the same times as us. Your trip actually encompasses both birthdays we are celebrating-my DD's is the 19th and my DM's is the 22nd.
     
  9. KatMark

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    Thanks, natalie!

    Happy Birthday to your daughter and your Mother!
     
  10. TigerKat

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    So happy for y'all!!!!!:cool1:
     
  11. KatMark

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    Thanks!

    Very excited...was just able to change Crystal Palace from 11:30 lunch to 10:00 a.m. breakfast -- YES, I'm having my puffed french toast! :cool1::cool1:
     
  12. MickeyNicki

    MickeyNicki It is pretty darn sad when a valet picks you out a

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    MY TURN to play the drinking game on YOU!

    So how many mojitos can I have now?? What did you make 5 changes in 2 days...you are sooooo taking after my husband!
     
  13. KatMark

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    :lmao::lmao::lmao:

    I'm not taking the blame for this...DH made me do it! :rotfl:

    Forgot to mention, we canceled Biergarten too and picked up 50's Prime Time for the day we arrive (still trying Sci Fi but no luck thus far).
     
  14. milmore104

    milmore104 My DH is "Dusty Boots"

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    So glad to hear you get to go at least for a couple of days. Now I won't get sad reading your siggy anymore :). Have a great trip. Can't wait to read your report.
     
  15. KatMark

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    Thank you. I'm sorry I made you sad with my siggy...but now IT is happy. :)

    I thought I would try once each day to snag LeCellier and this morning when I got to work and logged onto my computer...there it was--LeCellier -- 12:55 pm. on Sunday, September 20. :cool1:
     
  16. KatMark

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    I told DH we are DONE changing ressies, adding, cancelling, looking at menus, etc. Nic's going to think we are insane and I have to have lunch with her after the Disney trip. :rotfl2:

    So, here is the FINAL plan for our mini-trip:

    Arrival Saturday, September 19 -- 3:35 at Sci Fi (yep, snagged it five minutes ago)

    Sunday, September 20 -- 12:55 at LeCellier (YES, can you say CHEDDAR CHEESE SOUP and PRETZEL BREAD)

    Monday, September 21 -- 10:00 a.m. at Crystal Palace (yes, puffed french toast and Tigger too)

    Monday, September 21 -- 6:40 p.m. -- Dinner at Plaza

    Tuesday, September 22 -- Nothing. We've decided since we got LeCellier and it is an expensive meal and we are trying to keep costs down that we are just going to do counter service this day as we'll be driving to Marco late afternoon and don't want to be uncomfortable after a heavy meal.


    So that is it...and no more changes. ;)
     
  17. MickeyNicki

    MickeyNicki It is pretty darn sad when a valet picks you out a

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    :lmao::rotfl::rotfl2:

    Ok you guys have pulled a "Todd" more times than Todd does ;)

    So glad you got Sci Fi, tell Mark to get the Reuben...and Le Cellier..YUM!

    No more changes....right?
     
  18. KatMark

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    I am DONE making changes. I got my two favs--LeCellier and Crystal Palace; we got Plaza--which we enjoy very much and I got Mark's Sci-Fi because he wants just what you suggested--the Reuben!

    I promise to behave!;)
     
  19. KatMark

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    Okay...I lied...only a little. ;)

    Because of a screw up with airline miles, we couldn't get our flight out of Chicago on Saturday a.m. Soooooooooooo we have to fly out Friday night...which gives us a full day at Disney on Saturday. So I made a breakfast ressie for Boma. But then an hour later I checked to see if there was any possibility that CP had an 8:05 a.m. ADR and believe it or not I got it. So I had to cancel Boma and, of course, had to change our entire schedule around as far as park days with the exception of one of our days at Epcot because I was NOT losing LeCellier. So we are still: CP, Plaza, Sci-Fi and LeCellier...just CP and Plaza are now different days. Still trying for a Yak & Yeti but no luck thus far.
     
  20. Jenna319

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    You are soo funny! I am sooo addicted to the online ADRs..... I've changed, added, and cancelled more ADRs than I care to imagine! And now that I've learned Remy at Chefs de France is only scheduled there until Sat, Sept 5th (the day we arrive), I had to go ahead and book a 2:50 at Chefs De France a mere 3 HOURS after landing in Orlando! :scared1: I hope we can get our luggage and rental car, check in at POR, and head over to Epcot fast enough! I want to make sure we see Remy!!! :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

    So glad you were able to make it back home! :thumbsup2
     
  21. KatMark

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    I think you'll be fine as long as your plane is not late. We usually arrive at Orlando around 11:00 or so and we are usually at the CSR by 12:15 or 12:30...we've been very lucky flying into Orlando (it's leaving that we're always delayed).

    I have a stack stapled together of the cancelled ressies...I don't think I'll show my hubby...I know he'll decide I am definitely nuts!

    I didn't know that about Remmy....I'm glad I cancelled that one...he was one of the reasons we were going.

    Thanks...I'm glad to be going home too. And happy birthday to your hubby.
     

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