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Glad you're here to share this amazing 3 month process of WDW planning with me! I love DISNEY and I love to plan my familys trips! It's so much fun and A great way to relax after A long day at work, or just a long day off.

We will be staying at the Contemporary this time around, and are really hoping its as fun as it seemed on our last trip in April. The kids loved the arcade and we spent alot of time there last time We've never been to Florida in jan-feb before, so we dont know what to expect weather-wise & I am expecting less crowds from what I read.. I hope this is accurate! I am thinking little-no lines & cool yet not frosty weather...where will my planning journey take me? Read on....
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=EATING @ DISNEY IS FUN!!???

Posted 10-25-2009 at 03:34 PM by Ariel&Alice
OKAY, time has approached to throw on my dueling gloves, get my fingers stretched out & ready & get my ADRS taken care of.

Problem is this: We have not and probably will not get PH this time, so that means no hopping from park to park to get to that nights ADR (& really, thank God for that) & it means I actually have to KNOW for sure where we'll be that specific night 90 days or so ahead of when we'll actually be there!?
OMG, thats so ridonculous

Whatever, I guess I can deal with that if I must, but what I cant deal with is this: WHERE ARE FEBRUARY'S PARK HOURS, DISNEY? How am I suppose to make these blasted ADRS without knowing the park hrs for that day?
They literally have til Tuesday to hopefully post them, otherwise there are going to be A ton of planners like myself just taking A shot in the dark with these importante ADRS witch means a ton of pple are going to be canceling certain ADRS after PARK HRS. come out and they realize that place and/or that time is just not gonna work out that day resulting in there being A possiblity that family may just not get to go to CRT on A day they actually could have made res. because the day that they can go to MK for CRT is no longer available simply bc Disney couldnt post the park hours before the 180 mark came out--wait does that make sense to anyone else!!??

I actually dislike the ADR thing. We PAID for the DP last trip & wow, talk about waayy too much food! & I felt that we really couldnt enjoy ourselves because there was little to no flexibility to our days as we would rush around the parks or from resort to resort just to eat a meal for 3 hrs. We literally missed the fireworks every night (7 nights), no matter when we sat down for dinner, b/c the dinners lasted what seemed like years:O)

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okay, okay.. on with my din ressie prelim. list:

OHANA(DIN)

ROSE AND CROWN (ILL. TIME)

50S PRIME TIME

LE CELLIER

CHEFS DE FRANCE

AND POSSIBLY:
THE WAVE @ THE CONTEMPORARY

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What do you guys think of these choices? anyone have good/bad exp. to add? I want to eat at memorable places with the family! Either way, i def. think when we are seated I am going to let the waiter know I want my check DIRECTLY after we finish eating...not 3 hrs. later Who has time for that WITH THREE kids?

Anyway, keeping fingers crossed that the new hours for feb. come out in the next two days. will make my trip planning alot easier & I am assuming, many other vacation family planners... To those of you looking to start your ADR battles Tuesday morning at 6 AM ET(COMPUTER RES. SYSTEM) & 7 AM ET phone system , good luckYou're probably gonna need it!
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    WOW! Those are some plans. The main thought I have is............TAKE ME!
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    Posted 10-25-2009 at 06:42 PM by Sandra Bostwick Sandra Bostwick is offline
 







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