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Old 02-07-2009, 12:19 PM   #1
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3rd times a charm. I LEAVE TOMORROW!!!

Hello everyone, welcome to my pre trip report. My name's Tom, I live in Long Island, NY, and i'll be visiting WDW for the third time in April of 2009. So here's a little background information:

Whos going:
Mom
Dad
Brother (age 13)
Sister (age 10)
Me (age 15)
My Grandma


When:

For 4 nights April 14-18.

Resort:
For the first time, we are staying offsite. My grandma has an awesome time share so that's where we are staying. It's called Tiki Village.

Transportation:

Originally, we were going to be driving to WDW. We have never driven so we thought it would be something cool to do. But my mom found good rates on Southwest so we are flying!


Next Entry: Dining!
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Dining

Thanks for reading everyone! 64 days!

Even though weíre staying offsite, weíll be dining on WDW property (for the most part.) Of course weíll be doing a meal at Chef Mickeyís, one of my favorite places to eat on site. I havenít made ADRs yet but here are some places Iím thinking of reserving:

For Dinner:
SciFi (at there last time, it was good)
Kona
???

For Lunch:
???

Suggestions please?
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:24 AM   #6
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I liked Cosmic Rays. That's really the only resturant there I ate at.
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:55 AM   #8
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I liked Cosmic Rays. That's really the only resturant there I ate at.
Thanks!

I love Cosmic Rays too.

Its one of my favorite places. I think I like the atmosphere better than the food.
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Old 02-09-2009, 06:01 PM   #9
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Your Dining Suggestions Wanted!

Hi everyone, happy monday.

I'd like your help with some dining reservations.

If you could give me a lunch and dinner dining suggestion, I'd really appreciate it! Just post them here. Thanks!

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Hi, Tom (same name as my dad - I like you already!)

We're going Mar 14-21 and have 2 ADR per day. Generally they're breakfast and dinner. Exceptions being Mama Melerose at 3:35 for Fantasmic dinner package and La Cellier at 11something because we couldn't get it any other time.

We're doing the Deluxe Dining Plan. So we're planning on eating very well.

Here's the straight-to-the-point list (in order without times and dates):
Tusker House breakfast
Spirit of Aloha
Playhouse Disney breakfast at Hollywood and Vine
Mama Melrose lunch
Ohana breakfast
Tutto Italiana dinner
Chef Mickey breakfast
Cinderella's Royal Table dinner
La Cellier lunch
Chefs de France dinner
1900 Park Faire breakfast
Jiko dinner
Akershus (Norway) breakfast
Teppan Edo dinner

We will have between 4 and 7 credits left to use for CS/TS still and, of course, snack credits too. I forget how many snacks/day we get.

Where we've eaten before and recommendations:
-Cindy's for breakfast twice before. Highly recommend it. All you can eat, but not buffet. Just ask for more. Very accommodating to our demanding toddler's unpredictable appetite.
-1900 Park Faire breakfast. Delicious.
-La Cellier for dinner. Best meal ever.
-Chefs de France for dinner. We were on tight budget that year and had only soup and shared an entree. It was great.
-Akershus for dinner. Very good. Interesting desserts, good salad/appetizer bar thingy.
-Crystal Palace for dinner. Buffet food at slightly above average buffet quality.
-CS in MK, AK, Epcot. All pretty much equal to each other. Fast food quality.
-Brown Derby for lunch. Above average "California-style" food for Florida. Expensive for what you get.
-Restaurantosaurus (closed now, sorry) for breakfast. Buffet. Good breakfast, but not our favorite one.

I hope your family has a wonderful time - how could you not?

I hope to use some insomnia to do a few more pre-trip and trip reports.

I've begun a pre-trip report. Since I'm new, I can't post a link, so just search for posts under my id: DisneyGalAlways

G'night Tom. It's late, here in Alabama.

I look forward to reading more of your PTR.
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Old 02-10-2009, 04:25 PM   #11
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Hello everyone! Its Tuesday! 62 days until i'm in Disney!


Today I'd like to talk about WDW on an ECV. My grandma has had two hip replacement surgeries and at times the walks around the parks could prove to be too much for her. We may get her an ECV for some of the days that we are there. I have to ask; What are your experiences with being on an ECV or with someone who was on one? Were they looked down on as I sometimes hear?

I think she might be hesitant to ride one because it might make her "look old" but we are exploring it because we don't want her to be in extreme pain during the vacation.

Thanks everyone! Keep this dining suggestions coming!

Next Entry: Toy Story Mania!

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Hi, Tom (same name as my dad - I like you already!)

We're going Mar 14-21 and have 2 ADR per day. Generally they're breakfast and dinner. Exceptions being Mama Melerose at 3:35 for Fantasmic dinner package and La Cellier at 11something because we couldn't get it any other time.

We're doing the Deluxe Dining Plan. So we're planning on eating very well.

Here's the straight-to-the-point list (in order without times and dates):
Tusker House breakfast
Spirit of Aloha
Playhouse Disney breakfast at Hollywood and Vine
Mama Melrose lunch
Ohana breakfast
Tutto Italiana dinner
Chef Mickey breakfast
Cinderella's Royal Table dinner
La Cellier lunch
Chefs de France dinner
1900 Park Faire breakfast
Jiko dinner
Akershus (Norway) breakfast
Teppan Edo dinner

We will have between 4 and 7 credits left to use for CS/TS still and, of course, snack credits too. I forget how many snacks/day we get.

Where we've eaten before and recommendations:
-Cindy's for breakfast twice before. Highly recommend it. All you can eat, but not buffet. Just ask for more. Very accommodating to our demanding toddler's unpredictable appetite.
-1900 Park Faire breakfast. Delicious.
-La Cellier for dinner. Best meal ever.
-Chefs de France for dinner. We were on tight budget that year and had only soup and shared an entree. It was great.
-Akershus for dinner. Very good. Interesting desserts, good salad/appetizer bar thingy.
-Crystal Palace for dinner. Buffet food at slightly above average buffet quality.
-CS in MK, AK, Epcot. All pretty much equal to each other. Fast food quality.
-Brown Derby for lunch. Above average "California-style" food for Florida. Expensive for what you get.
-Restaurantosaurus (closed now, sorry) for breakfast. Buffet. Good breakfast, but not our favorite one.

I hope your family has a wonderful time - how could you not?

I hope to use some insomnia to do a few more pre-trip and trip reports.

I've begun a pre-trip report. Since I'm new, I can't post a link, so just search for posts under my id: DisneyGalAlways

G'night Tom. It's late, here in Alabama.

I look forward to reading more of your PTR.

Thanks so much for the suggestions! I am definitely going to look over them and book a few of them.
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hey tom!
it's nice to see some other young disney fanatics on here!
i just turned 20 but ive been an avid disney fan/planner for as long as i can remember
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Old 02-11-2009, 01:10 PM   #13
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hey tom!
it's nice to see some other young disney fanatics on here!
i just turned 20 but ive been an avid disney fan/planner for as long as i can remember
Hi!
Thanks for visiting my PTR. Its great to meet you!

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Toy Story Mania

Hi everyone! Weíre half way through the week! Iíd like today to talk about Toy Story Mania (TSM.)

Last time I was in WDW TSM wasnít built. Its exciting to try out a new attraction, and I hear its better than Buzz Lightyear, which is personally one of my favorite attractions. I am pumped for this new ride.

Also last time we were in WDW (Aug 07) the Haunted Mansion was being remodeled so it was completely shut down. I hear they did an awesome job re doing it and am really excited to see the new attraction.


TOMORROW:A look at the resort.
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Old 02-13-2009, 01:26 PM   #15
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The Resort

Happy Friday! Sorry for the delay, its been crazy! Without further ado, here's todays segment!

Liki Tiki Village is a time share resort.


It has a water park area.



The rooms have a bedroom, a living room, and a kitchenette.

It looks extremely nice. I think its only a 5-10 minute ride from WDW. I've never stayed offsite before so i'm nervous as to whether I will "lose the magic" that is preserved when you stay on WDW property.

We'll see!

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