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Old 03-30-2017, 05:12 PM   #76
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Wow! you change plans about as much as I do
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And I just get 1900 Park Fare for the perfect time! Woot Woot!
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Nice one and congrats! Never dined there and I think the only eater at the GF I have never been to. Since, I usually go solo, I don't do a lot of character meals but have done a few like the CP (awesome) and Cape May (good but not unbelievable). Mot into these type of meals for the most part but it needs to be unique like CP.
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Okay, I am stepping away from the computer now. There is nothing like an 'Ohana reservation popping up to completely change everything around.

On our arrival night we are now having dinner at 'Ohana. And it is the perfect time to watch the MK fireworks from the beach afterward. This is new to us and one we have wanted to try since we heard about it, but it never worked out.

But that means we had to cancel Hoop Dee Doo. Which means we needed an Epcot eatery. I would like you all to know I gave my husband the choice of wherever he wanted to eat, and he did NOT choose Coral Reef. He gave me the choice of Biergarten or Rose and Crown. Well I chose Rose and Crown because it is new.

And well, while I was on there I noticed a Tusker House breakfast Rivers of Light package. But I would have to switch days. Okay, why not.? So I did. It's a good thing I am doing this before my Fastpass Day on Tuesday. And now we don't have to be up at 7 am that day. If we want to be wild and crazy and go to AK at 7 am the previous day we can. So if you have followed any of that, here is our line up and I swear I'm sticking to it.

June 3, Epcot, then Ohana for dinner

June 4, Be Our Guest breakfast, Magic Kingdom, Tea at the Grand Floridian with the girls. Back to MK. We may Park hop somewhere before coming back to MK.

June 5, maybe Animal Kingdom for Extra Magic Hours (actually good chance of that), then Epcot and Rose and Crown for lunch. Watch Illuminations that night,

June 6, Tusker House Rivers of Light package breakfast, Yak and Yeti for dinner, and stay through Extra Magic Hours.

June 7 Hollywood Studios, meet with friends at 50's Prime Time. We may Park hop somewhere before coming back that evening for the Star Wars fireworks

June 8, check out, breakfast at 1900 Park Fare and the rest of the time at Magic Kingdom before our late flight out.

Whew! I think I need an ADR intervention. But I wasn't real happy that none of the places weren't new to me this trip, and now I have two!
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I been searching the site for over a month in hopes of finding an 'Ohana dinner ADR and haven't had any luck.
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This was the most random thing! Wasn't looking for it and poof there it was! I hope you find it!
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Thanks! Now that those are set and I am NOT messing with them anymore, I am ready to get those Fastpasses scheduled. And I am really looking forward to some yummy Disney food!
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