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Old 08-19-2012, 06:09 PM   #1
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11 Days of DxDP: There's always room for dessert. UPDATE 2/23: Starring Rolls/Sci-Fi

DISers! I'm a long time lurker. I only recently starting posting when I finally had a trip to plan. Today is exactly 100 days before my husband and I check in at POR for our anniversary trip, so I thought it would be a good day to start a PDR. We'll be spending Nov. 25-27 at Universal before spending 11 days at Disney. We got free dining at POR and decided to upgrade to DxDP.

This is us on our wedding day:



I'm Jess, a 26 year old medical student. I'll try just about any kind of food, except seafood. My favorite food is either chicken or chocolate. I have a major sweet tooth.

My husband is Pete. He's a 25 year old computer programmer. He is an even more adventurous eater than myself, and he loves seafood. He has never been to Disney World, and had no interest in it until he saw pictures of the food.

As I haven't been to Disney in nearly a decade, and my husband has never been, I'd love to hear your thoughts, opinions, and recommendations on restaurants, parks, and everything in between!

Again,


ADRs will be in the next post.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:20 PM   #2
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ADRs:

Nov. 24:
L: Earl of Sandwich
D: Roaring Fork

Nov. 25:
B: Honeydukes & Croissant Moon Bakery
L: NASCAR Sports Grille
D: Hard Rock Cafe

Nov. 26: IoA
B: Three Broomsticks
L: Turkey Leg, Circus McGirkus Cafe Stoo-pendous, and Three Broomsticks
D:

Nov. 28: Epcot
B: Riverside Mill
L: Les Chefs de France
D: Nine Dragons

Nov. 29: MK
B: Gaston's Tavern
L: Casey's Corner
D: Be Our Guest
MVMCP

Nov. 30: AK
B: Tusker House
L: Yak & Yeti QS
D: Riverside Mill

Dec. 1: Epcot
B: Riverside Mill
L:
D: La Hacienda (Candlelight Processional Package)

Dec. 2: MK
B: Cinderella's Royal Table
L:
D: No plans yet

Dec. 3: DHS
B: Chef Mickey's (DH's choice)
L: Either Sci-Fi Dine In Theater or 50's Primetime
D: Teppan Edo (surprise for DH)

Dec. 4: AK
B: Kona Cafe
L: No plans yet
D: 'Ohana

Dec. 5: MK
B: Crystal Palace
L: No plans yet
D: Sanaa (surprise for DH)

Dec. 6: Epcot
B: Boma
L: Le Cellier
D: Via Napoli

Dec. 7: DTD and back home
B: Grand Floridian Cafe


We have several places open, and I'm thinking about leaving them open to just get CS when we feel like it. We won't be losing money since we upgraded from free dining, and we won't be so completely tied down with ADRs.
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:56 PM   #3
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You guys are so cute! We're supposed to be at POFQ the same time.
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:00 AM   #4
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You guys are so cute! We're supposed to be at POFQ the same time.


We almost ended up staying at POFQ. We originally wanted to stay there, but when free dining came out there was nothing available. I checked every day, and after about 2 weeks there was an opening. I switched, and then DH said, "Why'd you do that? I decided I want to stay at POR more than POFQ. Didn't I tell you?" So I changed back to POR.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:04 AM   #5
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I finally managed to snag a Be Our Guest ADR after 2 hours of getting a busy signal. It's at 4 pm the night that DH and I are going to MVMCP.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:11 AM   #6
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Your plans look great! Cant wait for your review of BOG
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:44 AM   #7
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You have some great places lined up, sounds like you'll have an awesome trip!
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:19 PM   #8
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Yay for Be Our Guest! Hopefully the food quality will live up to the seemingly incredible atmosphere. And even though you haven't been to WDW in nearly a decade, I think you've done a great job making some impressive ADRs.
I'm looking forward to Be Our Guest, and I'm trying to set reasonable expectations. But after calling close to 200 times yesterday, it's hard to set low expectations.

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You have some great places lined up, sounds like you'll have an awesome trip!
I'm pretty excited to finally get back to Disney after so long. All the ADRs are just an added bonus.
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Changes

Because lots of people managed to snag Be Our Guest ADRs, lots of people cancelled other ADRs. I managed to get an earlier time for 'Ohana. I dropped Cape May for dinner and moved Whispering Canyon Cafe into its place. I added a couple of ADRs to surprise Pete. He's always wanted to go to a hibachi restaurant, so I added Teppan Edo. I also added Sanaa.

Hopefully I leave my ADRs alone now, but the chances of that happening seem small.
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:14 PM   #10
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Eating three meals at Disney on Deluxe can be a lot. Have you considered trying some of the Signature Restaurants? They have some delicious options!

I hope you enjoy your trip! The only reason I get hubby to go to WDW is for the food as well!
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Eating three meals at Disney on Deluxe can be a lot. Have you considered trying some of the Signature Restaurants? They have some delicious options!

I hope you enjoy your trip! The only reason I get hubby to go to WDW is for the food as well!
I have to agree with the above poster. It seems like you will spend most of your time getting to and from your ADRs instead of actually enjoying the parks and such. I would suggest using snacks for breakfast, a sit down lunch @ one of the parks, and then a later signature resturant dinner. Unless you are planning on hitting the parks later in the day, then you could do something like a sit down breakfast, snacks for lunch, and a signature resturant for dinner.
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Hopefully I leave my ADRs alone now, but the chances of that happening seem small.
Where's the fun in that?!

Yes, DXDP is a whole lot of food. We basically didn't eat it all but we did get to try a bunch of different things that we wouldn't have. We'd never get our own appetizers or desserts if not on DXDP, which always means I don't get to try the ones I want! I think you'll enjoy it! Plus I like knowing it's all paid for - except for the tips!!
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Hello! We will be there during your stay, at a POR-Royal Guest Room as well! We'll be there Nov 29th-Dec 8th! Maybe we'll run into one another! Your ADR's look great
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Where's the fun in that?!

Yes, DXDP is a whole lot of food. We basically didn't eat it all but we did get to try a bunch of different things that we wouldn't have. We'd never get our own appetizers or desserts if not on DXDP, which always means I don't get to try the ones I want! I think you'll enjoy it! Plus I like knowing it's all paid for - except for the tips!!
There's no fun in that. I must have changed my ADRs around 20 times before starting this report, and there's no telling how many more times I'll change them in the next 3 months.

I know what you mean about DxDP. Pete and I talked about not getting it, but then we would have canceled a lot of places that we wanted to go. I know we'll never be able to eat everything that we're entitled to from the plan, but it will be fun to be able to try lots of different things. I agree about it being nice that it's all paid for, because I would never get my husband to eat at CRT if he had to pay OOP instead.

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Hello! We will be there during your stay, at a POR-Royal Guest Room as well! We'll be there Nov 29th-Dec 8th! Maybe we'll run into one another! Your ADR's look great
I hope you enjoy your stay at POR! It's our first visit there, and I'm really looking forward to it.
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We are there the same time as you too - originally at POFQ but they had no rooms open for when the free dining came out, so we moved to POR.

Your ADR's look great, I didn't even try for a BOG.

We are going 11/29-12/8.
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