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Sounds like great plans and nice cost savings! I love POFQ. Love the boat ride to Disney Springs. This was our favorite resort before we purchased our DVC. It is just so nice to walk by the Sassagoula River and sit on the benches facing the water. The walk from POFQ to POR is so peaceful and scenic. You can cross the bridges over the to the Mansions at POR. All that - and beignets!
The more you guys tell me about how pretty this resort is, the more I want to go there!!

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Plans look great and love POFQ. Just a beautiful resort, great layout and the boat to DS is always a good selling point! I've stayed here 3 times. Nice going with the park passes. Did you ever consider some of the wholesalers like Undercover Tourist or Park Savers? I've been using the latter for my last few trips and saved me some loot! Park plans and ADRs also seem to be shaping up and hope you can get them to all fit in together.
You guys are making me very excited to stay at POFQ!! I completely forgot about undercover tourist, Dave! Things are coming together perfectly. This may be the easiest trip I have planned!!

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Your park days sound perfect. A break in the middle of the day is always a good idea!
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Great plans, I like your idea of splitting up the days with 1/2 park each and a rest in between.
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Love your idea...might consider that strategy for a future trip where I'm more in control...Hmmmm, May for Flower and Garden might be the place to implement that!
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I really think you’ll love POFQ. The grounds rival any of the deluxe resorts, IMHO. The rooms themselves are more standard hotel type, with the sink outside the bathroom like old school Holiday Inns. But still comfy beds. Just not the space you’re used to at a deluxe. And once you’ve had a DVC experience, they may seem even smaller. But you’re not in the room much, and most of the time you are you’re asleep.
We love the food court there. I had the best shrimp po boy sandwich there. And the beignets...yum!
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POFQ was where I stayed on my very first trip (Dixie Landings back then) and it has left an impression on me all this time.
It's nice how everything seems to be falling into place for you ... meanwhile I'm moving everything around in my plan like a giant rubik's cube
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Thanks, Julia!! This method usually works well!!

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Love your idea...might consider that strategy for a future trip where I'm more in control...Hmmmm, May for Flower and Garden might be the place to implement that!
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I really think youíll love POFQ. The grounds rival any of the deluxe resorts, IMHO. The rooms themselves are more standard hotel type, with the sink outside the bathroom like old school Holiday Inns. But still comfy beds. Just not the space youíre used to at a deluxe. And once youíve had a DVC experience, they may seem even smaller. But youíre not in the room much, and most of the time you are youíre asleep.
We love the food court there. I had the best shrimp po boy sandwich there. And the beignets...yum!
MmmmmmmÖÖÖÖ...Shrimp Po Boys and Beignets!!

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It's nice how everything seems to be falling into place for you ... meanwhile I'm moving everything around in my plan like a giant rubik's cube
Oh, I usually do that as well.....more than once!! I did have to move a few plans around when selecting dining but everything basically remains the same.
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Our dining plans

The one place that my sister said that she absolutely must go to again was Abracadabar! When the dining packages come out, the first thing I will check is to see if Trattoria Al Forno is available again this year. This would be a perfect place to dine before the CP and also grab a Conjurita before dinner while we are at it! Also, Iíve never eaten here for dinner, so this would be a new experience for me!! My back up plan is to eat at Tutto Italia, but I am really hoping for the former.

Next I went back to the 6th. My sister doesnít know it, but I booked MVMCP for this night. Yes, I know I am going in November with Muffin, but I wanted to do something special while we are in WDW for a Christmas present for Laura and this seemed like the perfect gift. I briefly considered the Dessert Party again because Megan, Katie and I had a great time last year at it, but in consulting with Muffin, we decided she would like the Christmas Party more. For our ADR today, we are having lunch at Teppen Edo. Itís not that I donít love the food there- I do! Itís just that we are eating there in November as well and Muffin, like Laura, made it one of his only requests. With all of the new places to try and limited time, I just wouldíve rather made it to one of those. Well, at least I really do enjoy both the food and atmosphere {{{{{{SIGH}}}}}}}.

Here is where I had to switch a few park plans around, but it all fell into place!! So our final plans look like this:


12/6 E/MK

12/7 DHS/DS

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12/10 MK/ DHS

12/11 DS

We will be in Disney Springs on the 7th to see the Christmas Tree Trail and will be dining at Morimoto Asia. I love this restaurant and I think Laura will too!! We will definitely be stopping by somewhere for a drink before dinner and I am sure that there will be shopping involved!!

For the 8th we will dine at Tiffins with the ROL dining package. Laura briefly went to AK on her last trip on the day she was leaving and I am more than sure that she didnít see much of the Park. She is also an animal lover and I canít wait for her to see AK at night!!

On the 10th, I booked the Fantasmic! dining package at the Hollywood Brown Derby. We arenít planning on spending a whole lot of time here today but this will be fine because even if we just get to enjoy dinner and see a little bit of Toy Story land at night, it will be fun!! I am also very much looking forward to the beautiful Christmas decorations and festivities.

The 11th is our last day and from experience, I am guessing we will have to be back at our resort around 1:30 PM as our flight is at 4:40 PM. We will have an early lunch at Frontera Cocina before heading back to POFQ to catch the sad bus.

I love this plan and, quite honestly, since Muffin isnít involved, I think we will keep it!! This will enable us to see all the nighttime shows as well as see each Park in both the daytime and the nighttime, go to DS, relax a little, see my niece perform and have some great meals!!

I am really looking forward to this trip!!
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Plans look great and I did the ROL package at Tiffin's last October. It will be coming up on my next day in the TR, so a few updates away. Love Morimoto and dined there in 2016 and have been to HBD several times and enjoyed it. Service is sometimes slow and a bit off at times but cuisine is always good.
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Plans look great and I did the ROL package at Tiffin's last October. It will be coming up on my next day in the TR, so a few updates away. Love Morimoto and dined there in 2016 and have been to HBD several times and enjoyed it. Service is sometimes slow and a bit off at times but cuisine is always good.
Thanks, Dave!! I have yet to dine at Tiffins so I will be interested to see if you liked it. I also love Morimoto Asia and the HBD!!

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