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disneyholic family

disney on my mind....
Joined
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Since we're sharing :rolleyes:, here's our ADR list for the week:

Aug 5th - Paddlefish - dinner
Aug 6th - Spice Road Table - Dinner (1st time)
Aug 7th - The Plaza - Lunch (1st time)
Aug 8th - Mama Melrose - Dinner (1st time)
Aug 9th - Narcoosee's - Dinner (1st time)
Aug 10th - Tusker House - Breakfast (1000th time :upsidedow)
Aug 11th - Story Book Dining at WL - Dinner (1st time)

We like to mix it up on each visit, for this trip that is an understatement. Obviously there are some risks...…..The Plaza and Mama Melrose do not often get stellar reviews but we're willing to try anything once :-). There are 2 highlights on our list, the first is Narcoosee's. My wife loves seafood and the menu here is her dream, plus the opportunity for a different view of the Happily Ever After fireworks is cool. Second, is the Story Book Dining experience at Wilderness Lodge. The menu looks quite good but the real deal here is an opportunity to get a photo with Dopey...….just Dopey! I know characters can change but fingers crossed :P.

We will be rocking the dining plan and doing a couple OOP's. I was able to get free dining with the upgrade to the Regular DDP. Will we save......ehhh….probably not given our selections, but the fact that I don't have to worry about dropping 2+bills at Narcoosee's makes it worth it in my mind.:D

Also notice most of our meals are dinners so as to leave open time for events during the day :idea:

Doug :goofy:

the plaza is a good one to do out of pocket.
for me, the plaza means the all you can drink milk shake (how do you spell 'died and gone to heaven'?)

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  • disneyholic family

    disney on my mind....
    Joined
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    OOP is "exactly" the plan here :D…..which covers the 2 credits used for Narcoosee's.

    Doug :goofy:

    good plan....when the 8 of us ate there in august 2017, everyone ordered either a burger, veggie burger, or a tuna sandwich...
    we're not talking gourmet, but what they make is very tasty...
    and the milk shakes are to die for..
    but it's a cheap date, so definitely best to use the credit on something pricier....

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    TheMaxRebo

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jan 12, 2008
    **** Hoop Dee Doo Update ****

    Thanks to all who have responded in regards to what Category Seating they prefer. Most people wanted Category 1 and that has filled up. Given that, and the fact that I think some of the people said they would beok with either also would prefer Category 1 I did look into if there is any other Category 1 seating and there is, but smaller groups. I found, for example, a table of 6. Would those in Category 2 prefer to stay there as one larger group or see about making smaller tables in Category 1?

    Here is the list as it stands:

    Category 1 (max 25 spots)
    1. @PrncessA
    2. PrncessA's guest 1
    3. PrncessA's guest 2
    4. PrncessA's guest 3
    5. PrncessA's guest 4
    6. PrncessA's guest 5
    7. TheMaxRebo's Friend Erin
    8. TheMaxRebo's Friend Erin's Mom
    9. @dina444444
    10. @wnwardii
    11. @skittles67
    12. skittles67's friend
    13. @k8Davies
    14. @Tiggerette
    15. @Ravens girl
    16. TheMaxRebo's Friend Jason
    17. TheMaxRebo's Friend Liz
    18. @TheMaxRebo
    19. TheMaxRebo's wife
    20. @PolkaDotPanda
    21. PolkaDotPanda's husband
    22. @wiihoo888
    23. wiihoo888's husband
    24. @AMusicLifeForMe
    25. AMusicLifeForMe's Dad


    Category 2 (max 10 spots)
    1. @gberg
    2. @Kathleen Glasgow
    3. @SG131
    4. @Vernon Wolfe
    5.
    6.
    7.
    8.
    9.
    10.


    No response yet from:
    - @Maytulip32 (2 spots)
    - @poohj80 (2 spots)
    - @WorldExplorer
    - @1Grumpy9

    Thanks!

    **** end Hoop Dee Doo Update ****
     
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    wiihoo888

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    good plan....when the 8 of us ate there in august 2017, everyone ordered either a burger, veggie burger, or a tuna sandwich...
    we're not talking gourmet, but what they make is very tasty...
    and the milk shakes are to die for..
    but it's a cheap date, so definitely best to use the credit on something pricier....

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    Ate there several years back with the family. Was scared to, because of reviews we had heard, but we were super hungry and were able to walk up without a reservation. We ended up loving it! Nothing fancy, but they offered a really decent version of what you would expect in a corner soda shop.
     

    wiihoo888

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
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    **** Hoop Dee Doo Update ****

    Thanks to all who have responded in regards to what Category Seating they prefer. Most people wanted Category 1 and that has filled up. Given that, and the fact that I think some of the people said they would beok with either also would prefer Category 1 I did look into if there is any other Category 1 seating and there is, but smaller groups. I found, for example, a table of 6. Would those in Category 2 prefer to stay there as one larger group or see about making smaller tables in Category 2?

    Here is the list as it stands:

    Category 1 (max 25 spots)
    1. @PrncessA
    2. PrncessA's guest 1
    3. PrncessA's guest 2
    4. PrncessA's guest 3
    5. PrncessA's guest 4
    6. PrncessA's guest 5
    7. TheMaxRebo's Friend Erin
    8. TheMaxRebo's Friend Erin's Mom
    9. @dina444444
    10. @wnwardii
    11. @skittles67
    12. skittles67's friend
    13. @k8Davies
    14. @Tiggerette
    15. @Ravens girl
    16. TheMaxRebo's Friend Jaso
    17. TheMaxRebo's Friend Liz
    18. @TheMaxRebo
    19. TheMaxRebo's wife
    20. @PolkaDotPanda
    21. PolkaDotPanda's husband
    22. @wiihoo888
    23. wiihoo888's husband
    24. @AMusicLifeForMe
    25. AMusicLifeForMe's Dad


    Category 2 (max 10 spots)
    1. @gberg
    2. @Kathleen Glasgow
    3. @SG131
    4. @Vernon Wolfe
    5.
    6.
    7.
    8.
    9.
    10.


    No response yet from:
    - @Maytulip32 (2 spots)
    - @poohj80 (2 spots)
    - @WorldExplorer
    - @1Grumpy9

    Thanks!

    **** end Hoop Dee Doo Update ****
    Just checking...did you mean to say smaller tables in category 1 as the alternative option? Pretty sure you did.....
     
  • Kathleen Glasgow

    Disney Apprentice
    Joined
    Aug 29, 2017
    **** Hoop Dee Doo Update ****

    Thanks to all who have responded in regards to what Category Seating they prefer. Most people wanted Category 1 and that has filled up. Given that, and the fact that I think some of the people said they would beok with either also would prefer Category 1 I did look into if there is any other Category 1 seating and there is, but smaller groups. I found, for example, a table of 6. Would those in Category 2 prefer to stay there as one larger group or see about making smaller tables in Category 1?



    Category 2 (max 10 spots)
    1. @gberg
    2. @Kathleen Glasgow
    3. @SG131
    4. @Vernon Wolfe
    5.
    6.
    7.
    8.
    9.
    10.



    **** end Hoop Dee Doo Update ****

    Again I'm not picky. I'll go with the crowd consensus. :)
     

    TheMaxRebo

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jan 12, 2008
    **** Tour Update / Thought ****

    Circling back to those interested in doing a tour ....

    It seems like there is a lot of variety of which tours and when that people are interested in, so my proposal would be that rather than try to get one big group to any one tour, people just book the ones they want and then share that in this thread and I can update the first post with what people have booked and then if people want to try and book for the same tour/time to join others, then they can, just more on their own.

    Does that work?

    To start this off, I haven't booked it yet but I am thinking of doing the Marceline to Magic Kingdom tour for Friday, August 9th

    Thanks

    **** End Tour Update / Thought ****
     
  • skittles67

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jan 14, 2017
    I definitely want to do at least one tour. I was waiting for the official events to be released to see if I could get in one of those. I hope I’m not being too crazy for waiting.

    Reminds me of a kinda funny story from yesterday. I told my husband that I would really like to do the encounter with Rhinos. He somehow heard it as an encounter with Ryno. Pretty sure Disney doesn’t offer that as a tour package....although it may come up as a GKTW auction item. An Encounter with Ryno, located in his native habitat...a pub somewhere in the World. LOL!!!
    Encounter with Ryno :rotfl2:Sign me up!
     

    disneyholic family

    disney on my mind....
    Joined
    Jan 31, 2002
    **** Tour Update / Thought ****

    Circling back to those interested in doing a tour ....

    It seems like there is a lot of variety of which tours and when that people are interested in, so my proposal would be that rather than try to get one big group to any one tour, people just book the ones they want and then share that in this thread and I can update the first post with what people have booked and then if people want to try and book for the same tour/time to join others, then they can, just more on their own.

    Does that work?

    To start this off, I haven't booked it yet but I am thinking of doing the Marceline to Magic Kingdom tour for Friday, August 9th

    Thanks

    **** End Tour Update / Thought ****
    that's a great idea!!!

    you can add our two tours to the list - though i'm not sure if anyone will be at WDW on the days we're doing the tours..
    but if anyone is, we'd love to do the tours with other dissers!!

    so the two we have reserved:
    - Up close with Rhinos at animal kingdom -- on august 4th at 11:00 AM - it's only an hour long

    - taste of the MK VIP tour -- august 5th at 9 AM - 3 hours

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    ChimneyJim

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    May 27, 2012
    that's a great idea!!!

    you can add our two tours to the list - though i'm not sure if anyone will be at WDW on the days we're doing the tours..
    but if anyone is, we'd love to do the tours with other dissers!!

    so the two we have reserved:
    - Up close with Rhinos at animal kingdom -- on august 4th at 11:00 AM - it's only an hour long

    - taste of the MK VIP tour -- august 5th at 9 AM - 3 hours

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    LOL. We’ll see you there for Rhinos tour! We’re hitting this then heading to Epcot.
     

    disneyholic family

    disney on my mind....
    Joined
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    This is our arrival day. We are planning on evening/night touring this trip so it works out to do this as we arrive. Fun!
    since it's just chani and me, we'll probably take the park open to park close approach, with a long air conditioned sit down lunch in the middle...
    we don't get to visit WDW very often since it takes so long to get to the US and costs so much to get there...
    so when we finally do visit, we tend to want to do as much as possible...

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    disneyholic family

    disney on my mind....
    Joined
    Jan 31, 2002
    Who is staying where/when?

    All Stars Movies:
    - @mcnealrkn - 8/6 - 8/13
    - @Michele&Jessica (Michele) - 8/3 - 8/13


    Animal Kingdom Lodge (Kidani and Jambo House):
    - @TheMaxRebo (Phil) and wife (Judi) - 8/11 - 8/13
    - @Nanb and sister - 8/8 - 8/12
    - @Gehrig1B (Gene) and wife (Becky) - 8/6 - 8/12
    - @isabellea with husband and 2 daughters (7 and 9) - but solo for the party) - 8/10 - 8/12
    - @3cmom and husband and son (10) - 8/8 - 8/12
    - @czechplz with 3 other adults - 8/5 - 8/13
    - @Maytulip32
    - @APiratesLifeForMe2 and husband and 2 friends - 8/8 - 8/11
    - @met19
    - @wariokartel and wife - 8/8 - 8/11


    Art of Animation:


    Bay Lake Tower:
    - @apurplebrat - 8/7 - 8/13 (split stay with Beach Club Villas)
    - @Carma3 with sister (@ewrtomco) and mother (Rose) - 8/6 -8/12
    - @dina444444 - 8/6 - 8/12
    - @disneyholic family (Beth) and daughter - 8/2 - 8/14
    @Mickeymouseisking (Chani) - 8/4 - 8/14
    - @poohj80 (PJ) - dates TBD
    - @Zatrina (split stay with Boardwalk Villas)
    - @TXMemaw and husband - 8/8 - ?


    Beach Club & Beach Club Villas:
    - @apurplebrat - 8/7 - 8/13 (split stay with Bay Lake Tower)
    - @AMusicLifeForMe and his Dad - 8/7 - 8/12
    - @sbenemerito (Shanda) husband (Alvin) and sons AJ (16) and Dylan (13) - 8/7 - 8/11


    Boardwalk Inn & Villas:
    - @bartleyosu (Crystal) at Villas - 8/5 -8/12 (for now, may switch to POP)
    - @auntfrannie at Inn - 8/6 - 8/13
    - @Zatrina (split stay with BLT)
    - @jennie622 at Villas - 8/7 - 12
    - @travelinjenn (Jenn) and Husband (Joe) and Daughter (Sophie 17) - 8/7-8/9


    Caribbean Beach Resort:
    - @k8Davies - 8/6 - 8/12


    Contemporary:
    - @Cousin Orville - 8/8 - 8/11
    - @Ladyfish77 and husband and son (23) - 8/10 - 8/11
    - @Aerin75 (Carrie) and Roomie - 88/ - 8/11
    - @Ravens girl - 8/6 - 8/12 (Kay-Marie)
    - @Braddy007 (Brad) and wife (Jamie) - 8/7 - 8/11
    - @travelinjenn (Jenn) and Husband (Joe) and Daughter (Sophie 17) - 8/10-8/11
    - @ob1thx1138 (Trish) and Husband (Jon) - 8/7 -8/11


    Coronado:
    - @ChimneyJim (Michael) and wife (Susana) and son (11) and daughter (10) - 8/6 - 8/11
    - @PrncessA with family and friends - 8/3 - 8/11
    - @cmarsh31 (Carly) with husband, and kids (DS 14 & DD 11) - 8/8 - 8/12


    Grand Floridian:

    Old Key West:
    - @Ron from Michigan and wife (Tina) - split stay with Poly - 8/4 - 8/12


    Polynesian:
    - @Tiggerette - dates TBD
    - @Ron from Michigan and wife (Tina) - split stay with OKW - 8/4 - 8/12


    Port Orleans FQ:
    - @thiabelle (Cynthia) and her daughter (18) - 8/7 - 8/11
    - @wiihoo888 (Lori) and her Husband (Mike) - 8/7 - 8/11
    - @Bedsypoppins and husband - 8/9 - 8/11
    - @NWasikWare and sister Kate - 8/6 - 8/12
    - @troy63 and son - 8/6 - 8/14


    Port Orleans Riverside:
    - @Idaho Mouse - 8/6 - 8/12
    - @ReelRedHead - 8/2 - 8/15
    - @YesterDark and family (including 3 small kids and his mom) - 8/8 - 8/14


    POP Century:
    - @TheMaxRebo (Phil) and wife (Judi) - 8/6 - 8/11
    - @SG131 (solo) - 8/6 - 8-15
    - @wnwardii - 8/6 - 8/12
    - @afan - 8/7 - 8/12
    - @dkrauss (Doug) and wife (Donna) - 8/6 - 8/12
    - @Malia78 - 8/6 - 8/11
    - @gberg (Glen) - 8/3 - 8/11
    - @WorldExplorer - 8/6 - 8/12
    - @javaman - 8/6 - 8/12
    - @pSTANchio and wife (Grace) - 8/6 - 8/13
    - @Sylver - 8/5 - 8/13
    - @rchristiansen (Becky) and husband (Jeff) and daughter (16) - 8/6 - 8/12
    - @Kathleen Glasgow - 8/9 - 8/11
    - @PolkaDotPanda (Casey) and husband (Ryan) - 8/7 - 8/12
    - @Dennis McEwen - 8/7 - 8/12
    - @Vernon Wolfe - 8/6 - 8/11


    Saratoga Springs:
    - @CynthiaC925 - 8/7 - 8/12
    - @skittles67 (Prescilla) and her Husband (Tim) - 8/10 - 8/17


    Shades of Green:
    - @Ladyfish77 and husband and son (23) - 8/3 - 8/10
    - @115belladonna - 8/7 -8/12


    Yact Club:
    - @MaryKatesMom (Beth) and her husband (Dave) - 8/8 - 8/11


    Wilderness Lodge/Copper Creek:


    Off Property:
    - @Enorto1 and her mom - 8/6 - 8/13 (Wyndham Bonnet Creek)
    - @disneysteve and wife and daughter (23) - 8/6-8/16 (Windsor Palms)
    - @datadoc_5 and wife - moving to area in December
    - @NeuroCindy
    - @1Grumpy9 - 8/8 - 8/12 or 8/13
    - @Kathleen Glasgow - 8/6 - 8/9


    TBD:
    - @Maytulip32 and her husband
    - @PamNC - 8/7 - 8/12


    Car Pool Information:

    Potential drivers:

    @dina444444 @wnwardii @AMusicLifeForMe @NeuroCindy @Vernon Wolfe @Aerin75 @thiabelle

    i just noticed a typo in how chani and i are listed for bay lake tower..
    she and i are both arriving on 8/2 and leaving on 8/14....
    she's listed separately as arriving two days later...

    she's MickeyMouseisKing....so both disneyholic family and MickeyMouseIsKing are arriving on 8/2 and leaving 8/14

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    TheMaxRebo

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jan 12, 2008
    i just noticed a typo in how chani and i are listed for bay lake tower..
    she and i are both arriving on 8/2 and leaving on 8/14....
    she's listed separately as arriving two days later...

    she's MickeyMouseisKing....so both disneyholic family and MickeyMouseIsKing are arriving on 8/2 and leaving 8/14

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    thanks for letting me know (and thanks for wording it as a "typo" not where "I done messed up" ;) ) ... should be fixed now
     

    TheMaxRebo

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jan 12, 2008
    Well, since others posted their ADRs, finished mine this morning so thought I would share

    - Flying Fish dinner - Tuesday, August 6th (our arrival day) ... new to us since they did the renovation
    - Jiko - Sunday, August 11th (day we switch resorts to AKL) ... new to us
    - Rose and Crown: Illuminations dining package - Monday, August 12th (our last night) ... saying goodbye to Illuminations

    Also are doing Hoop Dee Doo with this group on Friday and a friend invited us to join them for 'Ohana Saturday afternoon

    so not many ADRs for us but some new things so should be good!
     


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