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Old 02-11-2013, 11:14 PM   #2791
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Today I was able to make a ADR for our 10th Anniversary Dinner at Shula's for 5pm
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:38 PM   #2792
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Is anyone else feeling disappointed in The Limited Time Only Promo so far IMO I thought they would do a lot more then they are doing, If I was in charge of a promo I would do a "You Never Know What To Expect" Year, where something might only last a few minutes in a spot you would never think of, a lot of people don't need to be present (someone will capture it it on film) and it would create a lot of buzz, it would keep people on their toes during the trip, I could come up with tons of ideas of little things to do that would make some guests visit one they will always remember (in a good way), but unfortunately that's not my job, but if it was there would be a lot of great times to come
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:46 AM   #2793
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Is anyone else feeling disappointed in The Limited Time Only Promo so far IMO I thought they would do a lot more then they are doing, If I was in charge of a promo I would do a "You Never Know What To Expect" Year, where something might only last a few minutes in a spot you would never think of, a lot of people don't need to be present (someone will capture it it on film) and it would create a lot of buzz, it would keep people on their toes during the trip, I could come up with tons of ideas of little things to do that would make some guests visit one they will always remember (in a good way), but unfortunately that's not my job, but if it was there would be a lot of great times to come
I said something similar in a thread a few weeks ago... It's making me feel better that we won't be able to take a trip this year that we're not missing anything special!

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Old 02-15-2013, 12:55 AM   #2794
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Is anyone else feeling disappointed in The Limited Time Only Promo so far IMO I thought they would do a lot more then they are doing, If I was in charge of a promo I would do a "You Never Know What To Expect" Year, where something might only last a few minutes in a spot you would never think of, a lot of people don't need to be present (someone will capture it it on film) and it would create a lot of buzz, it would keep people on their toes during the trip, I could come up with tons of ideas of little things to do that would make some guests visit one they will always remember (in a good way), but unfortunately that's not my job, but if it was there would be a lot of great times to come
You are not alone in this. It feels like an after thought and that is unfortunate.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:19 AM   #2795
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I've been watching the Limited Time Magic for both DL and WDW, and have been underwhelmed by the whole promotion in general. Even the commercials they are running are not that "magical". They need to hire a new marketing company to come up with something better than this. Let's all hope that next years promo is better than this years.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:03 PM   #2796
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I've been watching the Limited Time Magic for both DL and WDW, and have been underwhelmed by the whole promotion in general. Even the commercials they are running are not that "magical". They need to hire a new marketing company to come up with something better than this. Let's all hope that next years promo is better than this years.
If I was someone thinking about going to WDW this year, with the Limited Time Only promo there is nothing that jumps out at me for me to say oh we got to go

Since we will be at WDW this year for 10 days, we are going to get a double dose, and we will visit what ever they are doing those weeks, After being less then impressed with what has been done so far during this promo, I hope they step it up a bit, I'm not going to be one to make it sound like a horse & pony show because I was there during a event if I'm not impressed
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:46 AM   #2797
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If I was someone thinking about going to WDW this year, with the Limited Time Only promo there is nothing that jumps out at me for me to say oh we got to go

Since we will be at WDW this year for 10 days, we are going to get a double dose, and we will visit what ever they are doing those weeks, After being less then impressed with what has been done so far during this promo, I hope they step it up a bit, I'm not going to be one to make it sound like a horse & pony show because I was there during a event if I'm not impressed
I am going (prayerfully) three times this year and I feel the same way. If it's not up to par, I won't be talking about it as if it is super spectacular. I mean, I am going to feel that way anyway just being there, however this promo is not something I will be going out of my way to see, unless Disney puts some effort into it,
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:08 AM   #2798
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I am not a Commando by personality, but I quickly learned the value of it, and how it can sometimes not pan out when the other commando in your family takes over.

My first time planning the trip, (back then I preferred spontanaity) it was my DW that wanted the plan of course she wanted the plan but she wanted me to do it.

So I planned it, as we were on the dining plan, I researched restaurants, made reservations, planned park visits with respect to where we were eating, used the unofficial guide to Disney world as a reference etc. Perfect Plan.......

Then while we were there my wife changed park visits to match the weather of the day............................................... ....

Sorry I started hyperventallating again.

Anyhow, the next visit is coming up again and I made a plan, not only for us but for friends who are coming with us. This time I got the Lawyer to draw up a contract regarding changes, and reminded my DW that he is also a divorce lawyer (joking).

In truth, I hope we can stick to the plan, the only draw back of making changes when you plan around dining is the time wasted travelling from one park to another or a resort. In one case it took us an hour of boats, buses and monorails to get there in time for the reservation, thats a fair bit of in park time lost. Of course as an act of revenge I did walk slow a few times, or in the case of one reservation actually made us go the long way around, just making it in time!!! For you DH's out there I also learned that revenge is not a wise idea, becasue DW's are taught how to make you feel guilty in grade school and are much better at it than us guys. Maybe I can get a precription for valium before we leave.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:49 AM   #2799
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Hello jkpmac! A few suggestions you have probably thought of already: plan meals at times when you plan on taking a break; plan meals at "off" times (late 11am breakfast, early 430 dinners/ late lunches; take advantage of restaurants that open prior to park opening for breakfast (Crystal Palace, Tusker House, ect...).
I personally am not a big breakfast person and normally outside of WDW I eat one big meal and snack a lot. However I travel with regular meal eaters, lol. We always go to CP for the earliest seating on a non EMH day. I plan on doing the same for TH and possibly doing late breakfasts at Boma and Kona for days with EMH.
Also remember that anytime you break or stop at Disney your losing some park time but in the end it's all relative so it's best to use time you have efficiently. That's so nice of you to help plan for your friends as well.
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:35 AM   #2800
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I am not a Commando by personality, but I quickly learned the value of it, and how it can sometimes not pan out when the other commando in your family takes over.

Anyhow, the next visit is coming up again and I made a plan, not only for us but for friends who are coming with us. This time I got the Lawyer to draw up a contract regarding changes, and reminded my DW that he is also a divorce lawyer (joking).
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We do a commando plan for park days and also allow a free day without planning, where we swim or whatever. We may still have an ADR. That may help prevent the divorce.
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Hi everyone! Well, I thought I could do a sort of less Commando trip this year....but it's just not gonna happen!! As it is, my upcoming March trip is only 5 days (Boooo!) and after talking to my kids, they would rather do more stuff and less relaxing (YES!!!!)

I'm also unimpressed with the Limited Time Magic promo so far. I think I let myself fall for the hype and so now I'm just all "Oh." about it when I see the so called Magic. :/
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:36 PM   #2802
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I planned meals around our usual dining habits, using them as a break would have been a great idea. We do a have an afternoon of free time, that could easily be a full day, Temperature permitting the boys can go to Typhoon lagoon, the girls can go shopping !!
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:20 PM   #2803
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I am not a Commando by personality, but I quickly learned the value of it, and how it can sometimes not pan out when the other commando in your family takes over.

My first time planning the trip, (back then I preferred spontanaity) it was my DW that wanted the plan of course she wanted the plan but she wanted me to do it.

So I planned it, as we were on the dining plan, I researched restaurants, made reservations, planned park visits with respect to where we were eating, used the unofficial guide to Disney world as a reference etc. Perfect Plan.......

Then while we were there my wife changed park visits to match the weather of the day............................................... ....

Sorry I started hyperventallating again.

Anyhow, the next visit is coming up again and I made a plan, not only for us but for friends who are coming with us. This time I got the Lawyer to draw up a contract regarding changes, and reminded my DW that he is also a divorce lawyer (joking).

In truth, I hope we can stick to the plan, the only draw back of making changes when you plan around dining is the time wasted travelling from one park to another or a resort. In one case it took us an hour of boats, buses and monorails to get there in time for the reservation, thats a fair bit of in park time lost. Of course as an act of revenge I did walk slow a few times, or in the case of one reservation actually made us go the long way around, just making it in time!!! For you DH's out there I also learned that revenge is not a wise idea, becasue DW's are taught how to make you feel guilty in grade school and are much better at it than us guys. Maybe I can get a precription for valium before we leave.
You are member #226 , I wonder if the Lawyer idea would work, For us the time traveling to dinner at a resort or heading to another park that is our rest time
I can't help you with getting a prescription, but I can tell you of a few good places to grab a nice cocktail (or two or maybe 3)
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Today I called WDW to make one of the most important ressie's I make on our trips to WDW, The 12noon haircut at Harmony Barbershop
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Oh I know you and your son are going to love that.
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