"The Only Place I Don't Want to Eat at is Tony's!" PTR June 3-8, 2017 - Page 2 - PassPorter - A Community of Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and General Travel Forums
PassPorter.com
Award-winning travel guidebooks

   guidebooks   |   news   |   podcasts   |   boards   |   blog   |   worksheets   |   photos   |   articles   |   updates   |   register   |   follow us on


Forums Closed
As of January 1, 2019, we have closed our forums. This is a decision we did not come to lightly, but it is necessary. The software our forums run on is just too out-of-date and it poses a significant security risk. The server software itself must be updated, and it cannot be without removing the forums.

So it is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our long-running forums. They came online in 2000 and brought together so many wonderful Disney fans. We had friendships form, careers launch, couples marry, children born ... all because of this amazing community.

Thank you to each of you who were a part of this community. You made it possible.

And a very special thank you to our Guides (moderators), past and present, who kept our forums a happy place to be. You are the glue that held everything together, and we are forever grateful to you. Thank you aliceinwdw, Caldercup, MrsM, WillCAD, Fortissimo, GingerJ, HiddenMickey, CRCrazy, Eeyoresmom, disneyknut, disneydani, Cam22, chezp, WDWfan, Luvsun, KMB733, rescuesk, OhToodles!, Colexis Mom, lfredsbo, HiddenMickey, DrDolphin, DopeyGirl, duck addict, Disneybine, PixieMichele, Sandra Bostwick, Eeyore Tattoo, DyanKJ130, Suzy Q'Disney, LilMarcieMouse, AllisonG, Belle*, Chrissi, Brant, DawnDenise, Crystalloubear, Disneymom9092, FanOfMickey, Goofy4Goofy, GoofyMom, Home4us123, iamgrumpy, ilovedisney247, Jennifer2003, Jenny Pooh, KrisLuvsDisney, Ladyt, Laughaholic88, LauraBelle Hime, Lilianna, LizardCop, Loobyoxlip, lukeandbrooksmom, marisag, michnash, MickeyMAC, OffKilter_Lynn, PamelaK, Poor_Eeyore, ripkensnana, RobDVC, SHEANA1226, Shell of the South, snoozin, Statelady01, Tara O'Hara, tigger22, Tink and Co., Tinkerbelz, WDWJAMBA, wdwlovers, Wendyismyname, whoSEZ, WildforWD, and WvuGrrrl. You made the magic.

We want to personally thank Sara Varney, who coordinated our community for many years (among so many other things she did for us), and Cheryl Pendry, our Message Board Manager who helped train our Guides, and Ginger Jabour, who helped us with the PassPorter-specific forums and Live! Guides. Thank you for your time, energy, and enthusiasm​. You made it all happen.

There are other changes as well.

Why? Well, the world has changed. And change with it, we must. The lyrics to "We Go On" for IllumiNations say it best:

We go on to the joy and through the tears
We go on to discover new frontiers
Moving on with the current of the years.
We go on
Moving forward now as one
Moving on with a spirit born to run
Ever on with each rising sun.
To a new day, we go on.

It's time to move on and move forward.

PassPorter is a small business, and for many years it supported our family. But the world changed, print books took a backseat to the Internet, and for a long time now it has been unable to make ends meet. We've had to find new ways to support our family, which means new careers and less and less time available to devote to our first baby, PassPorter.

But eventually, we must move on and move forward. It is the right thing to do.

So we are retiring this newsletter, as we simply cannot keep up with it. Many thanks to Mouse Fan Travel who supported it all these years, to All Ears and MousePlanet who helped us with news, to our many article contributors, and -- most importantly -- to Sara Varney who edited our newsletter so wonderfully for years and years.

And we are no longer charging for the Live Guides. If you have a subscription, it's yours to keep for the lifetime of the Live Guides at no additional cost. The Live Guides will stay online, barring server issues and technical problems, for all of 2019.

That said, PassPorter is not going away. Most of the resources will remain online for as long as we can support them, and after that we will find ways to make whatever we can available. PassPorter means a great deal to us, and to many of you, and we will do our best to keep it alive in whatever way we can. Our server costs are high, and they'll need to come out of our pockets, so in the future you can expect some changes so we can bring those costs down.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your amazing support over the years. Without you, there's no way us little guys could have made something like this happen and given the "big guys" a run for their money. PassPorter was consistently the #3 guidebook after the Unofficial and Official guides, which was really unheard of for such a small company to do. We ROCKED it thanks to you and your support and love!

If you miss us, you can still find some of us online. Sara started a new blog at DisneyParkPrincess.com -- I strongly urge you to visit and get on her mailing list. She IS the Disney park princess and knows Disney backward and forward. And I am blogging as well at JenniferMaker.com, which is a little craft blog I started a couple of years ago to make ends meet. You can see and hear me in my craft show at https://www.youtube.com/c/jennifermaker . Many PassPorter readers and fans are on Facebook, in groups they formed like the PassPorter Trip Reports and PassPorter Crafting Challenge (if you join, just let them know you read about it in the newsletter). And some of our most devoted community members started a forum of their own at Pixie Dust Lane and all are invited over.

So we encourage you to stay in touch with us and your fellow community members wherever works best for you!

Best wishes for a wonderful and magical new year!

Go Back   PassPorter - A Community of Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and General Travel Forums > PassPorter's Walt Disney World Resort (Florida) > Sharing the Adventure: Disney World Trip Reports
Register


Welcome! We're happy you've found the PassPorter Community -- the friendliest place to plan your vacation to Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, and the world in general! You are now viewing the PassPorter Message Board Community as a guest, which gives you limited access. As our guest, feel free to browse our messages by selecting the forum you want to visit from the list below.

To post messages and ask questions, join our FREE community today and you'll get access to tools and resources not available to guests, such as our vacation countown timers, "living" avatars, private messaging system, database searches, downloads, and a special PassPorter discount code. Registration is fast, simple, and completely free. Just click the Join Our Community link.

If you think you've already joined, log in below now. If you don't remember your member name or password, please visit our Member Name and Password Recovery page. You are also welcome to contact us.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-21-2017, 09:13 PM   #16
Cam22
Batman's Gal/Mickey's Pal
PassPorter's Club Passholder


What's this?

PassPorter Guide

Community Rank:
Legend VIP
 
Cam22's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Owensboro, KY USA
Concierge Level: 6
Posts: 95,254

Post Thanks / Like
That was a lot of work to finally settle on a resort, but glad it has all worked out in the end.
__________________
My PassPorter Bookshelf
My Previous TripsAKL Jambo April/May 2017--SSR/OKW Sept/Oct 2016 --AKL Kidani May 2016 -- Polynesian Village Resort May 2015 -- OKW/Magic December 2014 -- AKL Jambo House October 2014 -- VWL May 2014--SSR October 2013--AKL/Kidani June 2013--CBR October 2012--BWI June 2012--AKV Jambo House/Kidani Village June 2011 -- November 2010 Beach Club -- June 2010 Beach Club -- October 2009 CBR and Gaylord Palms -- June 2009 AKV/Kidani Village -- June 2008 VWL --June 2007 OKW--June 2006 Disney Wonder/SSR -- June 2005 SSR -- June 2004 VWL -- June 2003 AKL -- August 1997 Off Property -- March 1980 Cocoa Beach
Cam22 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2017, 09:21 PM   #17
dutchdisneyfamily
Community Rank: Explorer
 
dutchdisneyfamily's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Illinois
Concierge Level: 8
Posts: 9,092

Post Thanks / Like
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cam22 View Post
That was a lot of work to finally settle on a resort, but glad it has all worked out in the end.
No kidding! And we even threw around switching a few times since then, but knowing Connie is all set keeps me from giving it a go lol!
__________________
My Countdown Counting down to: Disney World!
We are here!
My Previous TripsWDW Nov. 1988, DL Dec. 2006, WDW June 2010, WDW June 2013, WDW November 2015, WDW June 2016, August 2016, WDW June 2017
dutchdisneyfamily is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2017, 10:35 PM   #18
SuperDave
Community Rank: Explorer
 
SuperDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Southwestern Connecticut
Concierge Level: 4
Posts: 11,588

Post Thanks / Like
That was interesting in how you've settled on this WDW trip! Glad it has worked out overall and hope the finances are a lot better now as there was a bit of a problem with this a few years ago! Hoping for a nice tax refund for you this season as that will make an even better WDW trip for you and your family!
__________________

October 6, 2017-Enjoying an amazing dinner at Victoria & Albert's with PP's Dot and Drew

My TR from my most recent trip is now underway. Includes: Universal Studios Florida, Disney World and Sea World
Orlando Trifecta TR
-Updated December 10th! TR is now COMPLETED!





My PassPorter Bookshelf
My Previous Trips1995-2000, 2006-Various in Europe: Italy, Switzerland, France, England, Holland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Lichtenstein, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Morocco; 1998-U.S. National Parks (California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada) 1999-Las Vegas, 2001-Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii, 2005-Memphis, 2011-Austin, TX: ACL Festival and Orlando: Bay Hill Lodge; 2013-Paris and Eastern France's Wine Country, 2015-Memphis for 7 WDW: 2002-WL, 2003-CSR, 2004-AKL, 2005-BWI, 2007-POR, BC, 2008-Offsite Championsgate Omni & CBR, 2009-Poly, POR (Decade of Dreams), 2010-POFQ, GF, 2011-POFQ, 2012-CSR,WL, 2014-POR, 2015-DCL Magic in Western Caribbean, 2016-B Resort in DS, 2017-USF: Royal Pacific /WDW: Dolphin
SuperDave is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2017, 02:55 AM   #19
chezp
PassPorter Message Board Manager
PassPorter Guide Author

Community Rank:
Legend VIP
 
chezp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Maidstone, Kent, UK
Concierge Level: 3
Posts: 190,285

Post Thanks / Like
Wow, you have had lots of changes already to this trip!
__________________

Relaxing on board the Magic. The trip report for our back-to-back cruises on the Disney Magic has started!
My Countdown Counting down to: 2019
Happy New Year!
My PassPorter Bookshelf
My Previous Trips21 trips to WDW, 6 to Disneyland in California, 9 to Disneyland Paris, 1 to Hong Kong Disneyland, 1 to Tokyo Disney, 1 to Aulani, 1 to Hilton Head, 2 to Vero Beach and 13 Disney cruises on the Magic, Wonder, Dream and Fantasy
chezp is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2017, 07:48 AM   #20
Colexis Mom
RED SOX NATION!!
PassPorter's Club Passholder


What's this?

PassPorter Guide

Community Rank:
Legend VIP
 
Colexis Mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Connecticut
Concierge Level: 9
Posts: 136,854

Post Thanks / Like
Glad it all worked out in the end!!
__________________
My PassPorter Bookshelf
My Previous TripsAUG '16 - POFQ, APR '12 - POFQ, JUL '10 - DL, AUG '09 - DCL Western, AUG '08 - POFQ/BC, AUG '06 - AKL/BC/DisneyWonder/Poly, DEC '05 - AKL, APR '05 - AKL/BC, DEC '04 - AKL, MAY '04 - AKL/BC, MAY '03 - WL/BC, MAY '98 -offsite, MAY '94 - BC, AUG '85 - Poly, AUG '83 - Poly, AUG '81 - Poly, JUL '79 - World Inn, JUL '76 - World Inn
Colexis Mom is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2017, 11:25 AM   #21
MayraLR
Community Rank: Explorer
 
MayraLR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Puerto Rico.
Concierge Level: 10
Posts: 12,253

Post Thanks / Like
Glad it all worked out in the end!
__________________

My 2017 trip - Home is Where the Mouse Is COMPLETE
My Countdown Counting down to: Sailing through the Caribbean on the Freedom
Relaxing on my cruise
My PassPorter Bookshelf
My Previous TripsMay 2006 - WDW / offsite; May 2008 - WDW, SW, US, IOA / offsite; May 2011 - WDW / off-site; June 2012 - WDW / POR; June 2014 - WDW / AKL ~ Kidani Village; June 2017 - WDW / POR
MayraLR is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2017, 09:09 PM   #22
dutchdisneyfamily
Community Rank: Explorer
 
dutchdisneyfamily's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Illinois
Concierge Level: 8
Posts: 9,092

Post Thanks / Like
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperDave View Post
That was interesting in how you've settled on this WDW trip! Glad it has worked out overall and hope the finances are a lot better now as there was a bit of a problem with this a few years ago! Hoping for a nice tax refund for you this season as that will make an even better WDW trip for you and your family!
No return unfortunately, but we will be okay. But thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by chezp View Post
Wow, you have had lots of changes already to this trip!
Just wait....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Colexis Mom View Post
Glad it all worked out in the end!!
Me too, whew!

Quote:
Originally Posted by MayraLR View Post
Glad it all worked out in the end!
Me too! Thanks!
__________________
My Countdown Counting down to: Disney World!
We are here!
My Previous TripsWDW Nov. 1988, DL Dec. 2006, WDW June 2010, WDW June 2013, WDW November 2015, WDW June 2016, August 2016, WDW June 2017
dutchdisneyfamily is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2017, 06:40 AM   #23
wheezie
Community Rank: Jetsetter
 
wheezie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: NC
Concierge Level: 6
Posts: 2,530

Post Thanks / Like
Signing on! I'm doing everything I can possibly do to squeeze out one more Disney trip with my dd before she goes off to college. She's a junior now, so I have a year. I really want that "one last trip" with her before everything changes.

I can't wait to read more.
__________________
me, dh, dd (18), ds2(13), and forever missing ds1
My PassPorter Bookshelf
My Previous TripsOur first trip-November 2012 Coronado Springs :), Our "redo" trip November 2014 Coronado Springs :); Osborne Lights trip Nov/Dec 2015 ASMusic; Em's Sweet 16 trip November 2016 CBR
wheezie is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2017, 11:58 AM   #24
belle0517
Community Rank: Trekker
 
belle0517's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Utah
Posts: 1,160

Post Thanks / Like
Signing on. Great start!
belle0517 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2017, 09:46 PM   #25
dutchdisneyfamily
Community Rank: Explorer
 
dutchdisneyfamily's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Illinois
Concierge Level: 8
Posts: 9,092

Post Thanks / Like
Quote:
Originally Posted by wheezie View Post
Signing on! I'm doing everything I can possibly do to squeeze out one more Disney trip with my dd before she goes off to college. She's a junior now, so I have a year. I really want that "one last trip" with her before everything changes.

I can't wait to read more.
I completely understand what you mean!

Quote:
Originally Posted by belle0517 View Post
Signing on. Great start!
Thanks!
__________________
My Countdown Counting down to: Disney World!
We are here!
My Previous TripsWDW Nov. 1988, DL Dec. 2006, WDW June 2010, WDW June 2013, WDW November 2015, WDW June 2016, August 2016, WDW June 2017
dutchdisneyfamily is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2017, 10:42 AM   #26
dutchdisneyfamily
Community Rank: Explorer
 
dutchdisneyfamily's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Illinois
Concierge Level: 8
Posts: 9,092

Post Thanks / Like
After deciding where you are going to stay, the next logical step is to decide on where to eat. So I began like I always to and asked each person where they wanted to eat. Caden said 50's Prime Time. He always says that. Preston took a long time deciding and came up with Homecoming. Tim said he didn't care. Connie wanted to eat with Mary Poppins so 1900 Park breakfast was a must. I just wanted to try new places. So I had everything reserved and all was good.

And then Rivers of Light dining packages were released so I had to do some shuffling but got us a dinner reservation at Tusker House for that.

And then the Bon Voyage breakfast was released and Rapunzel is one of my favorites so we had to get that. Some shuffling occurred but it is now w on our last day so that's perfect.

And then Pandora announced their opening date and all that entails so I started rethinking our days. But do you think I could get a Rivers of Light package on another day? Nope. And there was always the Fastpass option but at the time we weren't sure if there would be a tiered system. And I was throwing out about a thousand options. I drove my husband absolutely crazy. To the point he finally just exclaimed, "I don't care where I eat! Just not Tony's!" Okay then.

So that was helpful. Cough cough.

Well I planned a few scenarios. Then the Fastpass information came out about Pandora and the extra magic hours info. Well that was helpful! So I reshuffled again and kept my Rivers of Light dining package,

Now, if any of you have followed my other reports you know that my husband has always wanted to eat at Coral Reef. But for one reason or another it has not happened. Well, I talked to Preston about giving up Homecoming due to the timing f things and told him we need an Epcot restaurant. He chose Coral Reef. Tim says he will believe it when we are actually there.

One thing I also wanted to do was go to The Grand Floridian for tea. If I was going with Connie, it was a must. Plus I will be meeting up with some friends that day, so why not all go to tea? So tea for 4 it is. I'm very excited about this one.

So here is the line up:

June 3: Tusker House Rivers of Light Dinner. I don't know if we will like dinner there. We've only done breakfast. But you can't go wrong with hugging Mickey.

June 4: Prepark opening breakfast for Be Our Guest that morning. Grand Floridian tea for the girls, and who knows what the boys will do with that ur buddy Mark. This is friend day!

June 5: Coral Reef for dinner. Or as Tim says, yeah right. Sigh.

June 6: 1900 Park Fare breakfast

June 7: 50's Prime Time. We are actually meeting up with other friends that day from out church. It will be a group of 12 of us. That will be fun!

June 8: Bon Voyage breakfast at the Trattoria. Departure day. Boo!
__________________
My Countdown Counting down to: Disney World!
We are here!
My Previous TripsWDW Nov. 1988, DL Dec. 2006, WDW June 2010, WDW June 2013, WDW November 2015, WDW June 2016, August 2016, WDW June 2017

Last edited by dutchdisneyfamily; 03-24-2017 at 12:43 PM..
dutchdisneyfamily is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2017, 12:06 PM   #27
Colexis Mom
RED SOX NATION!!
PassPorter's Club Passholder


What's this?

PassPorter Guide

Community Rank:
Legend VIP
 
Colexis Mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Connecticut
Concierge Level: 9
Posts: 136,854

Post Thanks / Like
Great dining plans!!
__________________
My PassPorter Bookshelf
My Previous TripsAUG '16 - POFQ, APR '12 - POFQ, JUL '10 - DL, AUG '09 - DCL Western, AUG '08 - POFQ/BC, AUG '06 - AKL/BC/DisneyWonder/Poly, DEC '05 - AKL, APR '05 - AKL/BC, DEC '04 - AKL, MAY '04 - AKL/BC, MAY '03 - WL/BC, MAY '98 -offsite, MAY '94 - BC, AUG '85 - Poly, AUG '83 - Poly, AUG '81 - Poly, JUL '79 - World Inn, JUL '76 - World Inn
Colexis Mom is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2017, 01:07 PM   #28
chezp
PassPorter Message Board Manager
PassPorter Guide Author

Community Rank:
Legend VIP
 
chezp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Maidstone, Kent, UK
Concierge Level: 3
Posts: 190,285

Post Thanks / Like
Ok, I'm intrigued about the Fastpass info for Pandora - a couple of days ago, I read an article which said that there was still no news about whether it would lead to a tiered system at Animal Kingdom or not and when Fastpasses would be available for Pandora's attractions. Is there something I'm missing?
__________________

Relaxing on board the Magic. The trip report for our back-to-back cruises on the Disney Magic has started!
My Countdown Counting down to: 2019
Happy New Year!
My PassPorter Bookshelf
My Previous Trips21 trips to WDW, 6 to Disneyland in California, 9 to Disneyland Paris, 1 to Hong Kong Disneyland, 1 to Tokyo Disney, 1 to Aulani, 1 to Hilton Head, 2 to Vero Beach and 13 Disney cruises on the Magic, Wonder, Dream and Fantasy
chezp is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2017, 03:22 PM   #29
dancingpenny
Community Rank: Wayfarer
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 156

Post Thanks / Like
Quote:
Originally Posted by chezp View Post
Ok, I'm intrigued about the Fastpass info for Pandora - a couple of days ago, I read an article which said that there was still no news about whether it would lead to a tiered system at Animal Kingdom or not and when Fastpasses would be available for Pandora's attractions. Is there something I'm missing?
The new info on FP and EMH for Pandora is in a post on the parks blog today.
dancingpenny is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2017, 03:28 PM   #30
chezp
PassPorter Message Board Manager
PassPorter Guide Author

Community Rank:
Legend VIP
 
chezp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Maidstone, Kent, UK
Concierge Level: 3
Posts: 190,285

Post Thanks / Like
Quote:
Originally Posted by dancingpenny View Post
The new info on FP and EMH for Pandora is in a post on the parks blog today.
Ah, that would explain it. Thanks for the heads up.
__________________

Relaxing on board the Magic. The trip report for our back-to-back cruises on the Disney Magic has started!
My Countdown Counting down to: 2019
Happy New Year!
My PassPorter Bookshelf
My Previous Trips21 trips to WDW, 6 to Disneyland in California, 9 to Disneyland Paris, 1 to Hong Kong Disneyland, 1 to Tokyo Disney, 1 to Aulani, 1 to Hilton Head, 2 to Vero Beach and 13 Disney cruises on the Magic, Wonder, Dream and Fantasy
chezp is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump














Please login or register to hide these ads -- it's free and easy!

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:32 PM.

-->

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.4.0 Patch Level 1 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2022 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
(c) 1998-2017 PassPorter Travel Press/MediaMarx, Inc.
Celebrating 19 Years of Making Dreams Come True
Ad Management plugin by RedTyger