Help with prioritizing Dining Reservations

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  1. sbrost13

    sbrost13 Mouseketeer

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    My 180 day mark is this Friday so I'm going over all my last minute questions. Myself, dh, dd(12), & ds(9) will be there July 12-19, staying at Coronado Springs, and we're NOT doing the dining plan. I let everyone pick 1 must do restaurant then we added a couple more that everyone wanted to do.

    My main question is how I should prioritize the reservations Friday morning. I'll be up at 5:00am central time to make reservations online. I know you're supposed to do the most popular ones first, so I'd like feedback on the order you think I should make the reservations. (I'm assuming my Be Our Guest lunch should be the first one I make).

    Any input would be greatly appreciated, I've listed the restaurants below.

    Akerhsus Royal Banquet- lunch (dd's pick)
    Be Our Guest- lunch (ds' pick)
    Homecoming: Florida Kitchen- dinner (my pick!!!)
    Teppan Edo- dinner (dh pick)
    Tusker House- late breakfast so we can also get lunch food (everyone's pick)
    Chef Mickey's- dinner (both kids' pick)

    Thanks!
     
  2. LBlovesM&WDW

    LBlovesM&WDW DIS Veteran

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    BOG--look for this one later on in your trip, but make the ADR first, then do:
    Akershus
    Chef Mickey
    Tusker
    Homecoming
    Teppan Edo
     
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  4. Arthur92

    Arthur92 Mouseketeer

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    My family loves Cape May breakfast at Beach Club Resort. I want to try Teppan Edo on my next trip in June 17
     
  5. danielocha30

    danielocha30 Mouseketeer

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    BOG
    Chef Mickey
    Arkeshus
    all other shouldn't be a problem to find a ADR
     
  6. marryfrmtx

    marryfrmtx Mouseketeer

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    I agree with

    BOG
    Chef Mickey
    Arkeshus

    The other ones should not be a problem.

    Lucy
     
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  7. sbrost13

    sbrost13 Mouseketeer

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    We've been to Teppan Edo years ago and my husband really loved the steak. We live in the suburbs of Chicago so it's not anything better than what we have around home, but the atmosphere is a lot of fun.
     
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  8. akaDaddy

    akaDaddy "Thanks Charming, but my daughter's got this."

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    DITTO

    By the way, those are all great choices for a family. Enjoy.
     
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  9. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

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    I agree...in this order...

    BOG
    Chef Mickeys
    Akershus
     
  10. GeorgiaHoo

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    Be Our Guest. That is the only one I think you'll have any difficulty with at the 180 mark.

    Have you calculated whether the dining plan might save you a bit of money? It often does not, but with the restaurants you have on your list it certainly might. I think you can add the DP at any point until about 10 days before your vacation. The current price for Akershus lunch for an adult is $57 and Chef Mickey's dinner is $53, while the DP for an adult in 2017 costs a bit more than $67.
     
  11. sbrost13

    sbrost13 Mouseketeer

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    I'm not a fan of the rigidity of the meal plan, especially with counter service. I'm a huge snacker and my family often only orders 3 counter service meals for the 4 of us. I also use my Disney Visa reward dollars for the cost of food while we're there. It just doesn't work for my family like it does for most others. But I appreciate the thought.
     
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  12. ChasingLeslie

    ChasingLeslie DIS Veteran

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    I just had my ADR day last week and the only one that was a problem was Akershus.

    I would do:
    Akershus
    BOG
    Tusker House
    Chef Mickey
    (Others)
     

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