Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by DisneyDaddy-O, Dec 10, 2009.
That doesn't sound half bad.
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Deep fry that thing and I'm totally on board!
Okay just a quick update today,
So far we have our flights confirmed and have just booked our resort stay. We are staying at POR for nine nights. We are going to have 7 day hopper passes and now I have to begin my itinerary. I should have my spreadsheet ready tomorrow. Yes, I create a spreadsheet.
Time to make some ADRs, wish me luck.
A spreadsheet? Waayyy too much planning. I just jot down a list of beers to try in Epcot.
Now do you have a sheet with all the park hours...
...color coded for EMH AM and PM?
Spreadsheets are for rookies. I memorize all park hours, ADR numbers, show times, Extra Magic Hours and restroom locations for every park for every day of our stay.
Yeah right. I put it all in my Blackberry.
I have three spreadsheets, a couple of cheat sheets, a couple of resort maps and a touring plan in my 'vacation 2010' folder right now.... more to come I'm sure. I'll condense alot of it before we go and put stuff on my BB as well.
Fail to plan, plan to fail.
Welcome, but with the spreadsheet, you would know which day had EMH in Epcot therefore giving you more time for said beer tasting
yes, yes I do. It also includes attraction times, which have there own color. I think I have a problem and need help.
You got it fellas, I try to plan but not overplan. My DW and I decided that we would make 5 ADRs for the 9 days and wing it for the rest of them. I will have my itinerary up soon.
...and with a separate column showing the average wait times and standard deviations depending on the time of year/weather forecast for each attraction?
Uh...yeah, me neither.
I see nothing wrong with any of these suggestions.
Here is a copy of my spreadsheet, I will list daily events as I confirm. This is a working copy. Basically the columns are the days and all the events fall into the columns. (See below spreadsheet for official itinerary)
ADRs for Jan are not too bad usually so wish me luck.
Here is the official itinerary
Friday (No park)
Chef Mickey's for Dinner (confirmed)
Head over to the Poly beach to watch “Wishes” (Thanks Mark, Captain Oblivious)
Mama Melrose for Dinner (confirmed)
Sunday (Magic Kingdom)
No ADRs yet
Watch “Wishes” and hang around for EMH
No ADRs yet (confirmed)
Maybe go back for Illuminations or DHS for EMH
Tuesday (No park)
Wednesday (Animal Kingdom)
1900 Park Fare for breakfast (confirmed)
LeCellier for lunch
Maybe stay for the day and watch Illuminations
No ADRs yet
Saturday (Magic Kingdom)
No ADRs yet
We love to close out our vacation with “Wishes”
We go home
IM HERE!!! daddy o , a pre trip report. i give you all the credit in the world!! nice trip spread sheet, we do the same w/ park hours, adrs, emh etc... good luck on your pre and the trip report to follow. im pullin for you!
OK... I'm here! I missed all the action so far. And I thought the spreadsheet was a requirement for all DIS Dads?? We need to see the surprise on the kid's faces when you tell them you're going!
Nice Pre-TR... and don't think I didn't figure out who you were referring to in your first post....
Bonus points for the Disney font!
Thanks, the Adrs are still up in the air we have booked a couple and still trying to get the CM ADR on the first day.
Wouldn't dream of going without a copy of it in my pocket. I'm am still trying to come up with a way to tell them Christmas morning, I will have the video camera and camera in hand.
I don't know what your talking about...
I have updated my itinerary with confirmed ADRs and park days, we are also going to see "The Pianoman" at POR one night. (not sue which yet)
We did go to Ohanas last year for breakfast and it was just ok for me. (Been there done that)
Anyone have any suggestions for dining options that would appeal to 4 adults, 2 boys 10 and 8 and a little girl who is about 1-1/2?
Keep in mind that the people we are travelling with are first timers and the spreadsheet may have freaked them out a bit. I really can't see why it would.
They have decided to just follow us (as much as they can with the little one) so I think I need a little help. The little girl loves the princesses, so I ask, would my boys be completely out of there element at 1900 Park Fare or do you think they would enjoy it as well. This princess thing is quite new to me.
Nice Spreadsheet...Walt-o-Graph Font and everything.
The boys will not be out of their element at 1900. If you go for dinner it's Cinderella, Prince Charming, the step mother and step sisters. The step sisters are certainly not "princess-y" and very entertaining - even for the boys. Breakfast is with Alice, the Mad Hatter and Pooh. I haven't been there for breakfast, but would recommend dinner. And the strawberry soup... yummy!
This is how we surprised our kids on our upcoming trip, I needed to add a few minutes of one of their favorite shows to make it legit. I placed a DVD on the tree that said "play me" on it. This was given to them on christmas morning. You can start watching at the 3 minute mark to avoid having to watch Spongebob unless of course you like it.
Thanks, Merry Christmas to you and your family.
I didn't realize that the breakfast characters were different, cool. Maybe we will still go for dinner, I have seen some pictures and some video of the step sisters and now know what you mean, they are hilarious!
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