So this upcoming trip has a few firsts for my DBF and myself. For me I am counting this as my first trip to DW. I went when I was 7 yrs old but we stayed off site and the only real memories I have are going on the Dumbo ride with my mom and the Tea Cups with both parents, and both times my Mom was almost sick .. I was a mean mean child. LOL. For DBF and I this is our first trip together!!! Eeek! Fingers crossed we do not kill each other, lol. But seriously, we are both really looking forward to the trip. I am so excited to go to WD and inspired by all the reviews I have read, that I cannot wait to start my dining review, so I have decided to start a pre trip report as I have seen a few out there. I have to say I am totally addicted to this site and cant get enough of the food porn (that totally cracks me up btw!). But before we get into all the details let me make some introductions. Me, (25) aka Shauna. I work in the HR field and LOVE food. Food is my passion, so much that in highschool everyone was sure that I was going to culinary school upon graduating. Well I fooled them, I rather keep cooking and more importantly eating as a pastime, then a job. So with that being said, yes I can be a picky eater as there are some things I do not like but I am into trying new things to eat when I can. What Im not so fond of is peppers and mushrooms (well mainly button mushrooms, portabello and ****ake Im ok with). My biggest food addiction is sushi, but hey if I have to have once vice in this world I am fine with it being sushi. This trip I want to try new things as often as possible. DBF, (27) aka Chris. DBF works in the manufacturing industry and to him food is food. His take on food is fairly casual, hes going to eat what he likes. I am very proud of him though, he tried sushi, and is ok with some of it, well not the raw stuff, but if I have a new sushi companion I will take it. On this trip DBF plans to eat as much steak and ribs as he possibly can, oh and there will be a lot of beer. I tried to tell him why not use this experience to try new things and he said he is of Irish decent, give me steak and potatoes every day and Im in heaven. Boys! Or he will go with his other motto, I will get the most expensive thing on the menu, even if I dont like it. He will definitely get his money out of the DxDP. Ok, back to the trip. We have booked a 6 night, 7 day trip the end of July to head to the great WD. We are taking advantage of the Gift Card promotion, so that will be an added bonus for us. I am pretty sure that the GC will be used to buy drinks and pay for tips, food and snacks not covered on the dining plan and of course some souvenirs and gift for family and friends. After much debate (I mean weeks of going back and forth) we decided on CSR. ****Any input on what is a good area/building to ask for??**** We have chosen to do the DxDP so we can take advantage of the many signature restaurants, and I didnt feel the other plans would be enough food (except after reading all the reviews Im wondering if all that walking is really going to be enough to work off all the food because it looks like it is a lot). So in total that will be 18 meals and 12 snack credits for each of us. Ok so now to the stuff you want to know . the ADRs!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am very happy to say that we were able to make all our ADRs except for one. Ok here we go: July 25th B Combination of continental breakfast from the hotel we will be staying at/whats served on the flight L Crystal Palace - No ADR, fingers crossed we get in! D California Grill July 26th B Boma L Yak & Yeti D Jiko July 27th B x L Teppan Edo D Tutto Italia July 28th B Kona Café (Paying OOP) L Les Chefs de France D Narcoossee's July 29th B x L Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater D Yachtsman Steakhouse July 30th B Ohana's Best Friends Breakfast with Lilo & Stitch L x D Citrocis July 31st B x L Pay OOP for Wolfgangs or some other CS. D Possibly grab something from the park to take with us, or get something at the airport. So this is our line up. I dont think many changes will be made as we have the ones we want, except for Le Cellier, but if we cant get that we will choose something else at Epcot, but cant decide which one yet **** Again, please feel free to make suggestions****. Also you will see a few meals with an x and that means we are not using a meal credit for this, it will probably be a combination of snack credits and using the GC to pick up things to snack on to replace a meal. When it comes time to write the actual review I will include pictures as much as possible, will include the number of snack/meal credits used and also give the price as if paying OOP. I also want to come up with some kind of rating system, but havent figured that out yet. Well I think that is enough for now. I hope you enjoy this pre trip thread. In another post I will talk about how this trip almost went up in smoke, and yes there was some panic going on with me and the DBF and even my coworkers we involved as we tried to figure out a good reason to give the airline to try to correct the problem (spoiler, Southwest is an awesome airline!!!!!!). Cheers!