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The Official October 2013 Trip Planning Thread

Discussion in 'Countdowns and Live Reports' started by figmentswife, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Sydnerella

    Sydnerella enough is as good as a feast

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    Is there a special card to purchase that is used for payment of F&W festival items at the booths? I recall hearing people mention something they had on a lanyard... Perhaps I was mistaken?

    Can DDP credits be used at F&W booths
     
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  3. peteykirch

    peteykirch Mouseketeer

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    It's just a regular Disney gift card that is either one a wristband, or a lanyard.

    You can use snack credits on almost all the food options available at the F&W Festival.

    My separate question is, only going to Disney in the summer months, what can I expect weather wise for late October early November?

    I'm from NJ, so I know by default it should be warmer than up here for that time of year, but what am I looking at? Low 70s? 80s?
     
  4. Sydnerella

    Sydnerella enough is as good as a feast

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    We have booked our trip! October 11-18th, 2013 at POFQ and planning on the Columbus Day MNSSHP.

    Getting close to ADR time so onto the next order of business!


    Sydnerella's Mama
     
  5. baylie666

    baylie666 Just Me....

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    I have a question (sorry) about booking ADRs I am really nervous that we won't get our tables if i am not prepared enough.
    Can I book online as I have our Disney reservation to hand or do I have to phone America?
    If I have to phone what information will they need from me?

    I've got to book some ADRs for mum (they are going a week before us) and their ADR window starts tomorrow.

    UPDATE - all booked and all times we wanted were available. Now got to wait to book the next batch in a weeks time. :)
     
  6. Wondershy

    Wondershy Curiouser and curiouser

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    Trip has officially been booked!
    Will be there from October 19th - 28th, staying at AOA.
     
  7. djamesdisney1st

    djamesdisney1st Earning My Ears

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    We will be there Oct 25-Nov 1 at POFQ SO excited!!!!!!! DD will be 6 and DS will be 4. I was very hesitant to go with their ages as I have never been younger then 11yrs old but we decided to go with it and book :) CANT WAIT!!!!!

    Bring on the discounts though!
     
  8. baylie666

    baylie666 Just Me....

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    How are everyones plans going? Any schedules or ADRs worked out?
    It is not long now and I am so excited!!!
    Any planning information and advice would be fab. :goodvibes
     
  9. sammyjo1871

    sammyjo1871 Mouseketeer

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    Our first trip was last year, and my son had just turned 5 a month before. We had a wonderful time and he still talks about it. Yes, there were a few rides he couldn't go on, but it was amazing to see his reaction to the characters. At the younger ages, they truly believe in all the magic! When we met Woody & Jessie, that was really them. The first characters we met were Pooh & Tigger, and it was so funny. The characters are so good at interaction with little ones. Hope you have a fantastic vacation!
     
  10. sammyjo1871

    sammyjo1871 Mouseketeer

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    I just started working on daily touring plans last weekend. I'm hoping to have a rough idea for each day before April 22, which is our 180 day mark. Right now we're planning 'Ohana breakfast, Coral Reef, Tusker House breakfast and Sci-Fi Drive-in. I really want to try BOG too, but think we'll stick with QS lunch. I also need to figure out what night to buy MNSSHP tix for.
     
  11. piratemamaof3

    piratemamaof3 Working to support my Disney habit

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    My magical date is April 9 so I am getting close. I have a general idea set up and will talk to my parents, also in the party, this week to get their openions on meals. I know some of the ones I was thinking of are Tusker House (last breakfast seating to go into lunch), Cape May, Garden Grill, MM for Fantasmic. But.... need to get the rest of the family's ideas also. I need one for MK and want to BOG but will prob just do lunch.
     
  12. disneymom88

    disneymom88 Mouseketeer

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    My ADR date is april 25 :( it feels sooo far away...
    Anyways, I have them ready, we are going to CRT and Kona for the first time, and repeating Chef Mickey and Tutto. I can't wait to try all the yummy Disney food
     
  13. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Just coming back to update my dates for this thread. I previously advised I'm be there 2 - 8 October.

    I'm now straddling across September and October. ADR opens up in about 4 days.

    Checking in on 9/29 and checking out 10/7. I'll be at the Beach Club Villas. Looking forward to it.
     
  14. emsmith

    emsmith Earning My Ears

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    Hello All...Nine of us will be traveling Oct 26-Nov 3 and have ressies at POR in the Royal Rooms. Am hoping that Disney continues the Military discounts on rooms again. Our reservations specialist sees no problem since Disney has done it for several years. That will give us a great discount on the rooms.
    What does everyone use for planning their trips. I am new to this and want grandkids to have a GREAT trip.
     
  15. SlightlyocdDisneyfan

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    So, I have one slot left to fill for dinning reservations and I am trying to choose between Jiko, California Grill, and Flying Fish. We are a family of five (DD -7,7,9) staying at Poly, early October. Any suggestions/thoughts???
     
  16. joshswif

    joshswif Mouseketeer

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    We're military as well and I'm so nervous! I'm sure that they'll continue the discount, but we can't reserve rooms until they announce it, which makes me nervous!
     
  17. ColonelHathi

    ColonelHathi Mouseketeer

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    Hi fellow October Dis! I just found this thread - can't believe it has taken me so long as I have been planning/saving for our first family trip for like 2-3 years now, been on the DIS for about 2 years?!?! :surfweb:

    We're going October 18-27, staying at POR - GV (currently, might change if a good discount comes out). I've been on the Oct discount thread a lot, and lurk on Disboutiquers too.

    I used to worK at WDW as a CP in 1995, but other than a quick side trip to Marketplace (DTD or DS) in 2000, I haven't been back since. :sad: I am SO excited to be going with my family - DH has been to MK only once when he was little and this will be the 1st trip for DD and DS. We'll be celebrating our 10th anniversary, and a belated 5th and 41st birthday for DD and DH.:banana:
     
  18. ColonelHathi

    ColonelHathi Mouseketeer

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    Just finished laying out our ADRs (4/21 is our 180 mark) after looking at the park schedule and switching a few parks around. Some of these will likely be cancelled if we don't get FD or a discounted DDP:

    ADRs:
    Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus (bfast - Epcot WS touring day)
    Via Napoli (dinner- Epcot WS touring day)
    Boma (dinner - non-touring day)
    Biergarten (dinner - Epcot FW touring day)
    'Ohana (bfast - late morning following MNSSHP)
    Mama Melrose's Fantasmic! Dining (early dinner - Fantasmic! and dinner only HS, day following MNSSHP)
    Crystal Palace (early bfast, pre-park opening - MK day)
    BoG (dinner - MK day)

    Other:
    Big River Grille & Brewing Works (arrival day, TBD)
    Cafe Tu Tu Tango (Orlando, HS day, early park close)
    TRex (AK day, early park close)
    Sassagoula Floatworks - POFQ (bfast, departure day)

    :cheer2:
     
  19. dreamscometrue101

    dreamscometrue101 Mouseketeer

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    We will be at POR at the same time.... I'm doing a solo trip from Oct 20-26 staying POR with a river view room.
     
  20. baylie666

    baylie666 Just Me....

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    Plans

    Our plans are all on an excel sheet so have attempted to screen cap it. :confused3
     
  21. SAT887

    SAT887 DIS Veteran

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    I think the discounts they give are great. I hope they continue them as well. My SIL & BIL took advantage on the tickets when they came down with us in December. Do you know when they announced it last year?
     

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