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Old 11-08-2012, 10:10 PM   #31
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What a wonderful review! Thank you for taking the time to write it all down. The details of your sharing adventure are going to help us a great deal in the spring when we travel with my parents. They eat like birds, and we were wondering if they would be able to split some of their TS meals... Now we know!
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:02 PM   #32
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What a wonderful review! Thank you for taking the time to write it all down. The details of your sharing adventure are going to help us a great deal in the spring when we travel with my parents. They eat like birds, and we were wondering if they would be able to split some of their TS meals... Now we know!
I knew we wanted to do some sharing but had a bit of a hard time figuring out how we could make it work. There were a small handful of sharing reviews on here which really helped me in visualizing how it would work. The trip before this we had shared CS meals but didn't share any TS meals.

Glad it was helpful for you!
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:12 PM   #33
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How did you get food through the security check? I thought that you could have food but it has to be purchased after security.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:20 PM   #34
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How did you get food through the security check? I thought that you could have food but it has to be purchased after security.
You cannot bring WATER through security check. But you can bring any and all kinds of food. I've bought sandwiches to eat on the plane. Whatever you'd like really. I always travel with snacks in my bag of some kind.

A tip for flying: I always bring an EMPTY water bottle through security. Then I just get the air hostess to fill it on the plane. One trip I was smart and I filled it at the fountain in the terminal before I boarded. This means I'm not reliant on their serving me small cups of water and I don't have to keep annoying them. We really try to keep hydrated when flying because it's very drying. Plus it helps with jet lag when we cross time zones.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:36 AM   #35
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Thank you for sharing your experience. We are also a family of 4 (2A and 2 kids) and we usually like to share meals as 3 meals is more than enough food for all of us. On our last trip we shared all our CS meals but never did so for our TS meals. However, for our August trip, I already have it planned out to share some TS meals (where possible) and I was able to get 8 TS meals out of the 7 credits per person. I just made sure to go over all the menus and try to guess what we would probably order and if it could be split or not.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:55 PM   #36
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Glad u enjoyed the review! I think it will be a good reference for me for future trips too. What I did find is that it is not always that easy to share credits. If u are not careful, u can easily end up with leftover credits that are too hard to use. It takes some planning especially when juggling kid and adult credits. For us we had many days and lots of TS credits to play with, which helped a lot.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:15 AM   #37
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thank you for taking the time to do this review...
I am STUFFED...hahaha...sounds like you had a
great trip to the House of the Mouse...
Some of your restaurants I havent been to yet.
and we are going on almost 30 trips...
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:27 PM   #38
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thank you for taking the time to do this review...
I am STUFFED...hahaha...sounds like you had a
great trip to the House of the Mouse...
Some of your restaurants I havent been to yet.
and we are going on almost 30 trips...
Thanks again
Lol! So were we!!! We're all about getting the best bang for our buck and man did we get it! We had so much fun trying so many different restaurants. We did a lot of resort restaurants too and managed to explore many of the resort hotels, which was a blast.
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Old 11-03-2013, 04:09 PM   #39
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Thank you for sharing your plans and reviews. We are planning our trip for next October. Hubby and I have had gastric bypass and always share a plate but was concerned about using the dining plan with sharing. This has made me feel better that it is ok. I know the buffet and dinner show places wouldn't allow sharing but that will not be a problem.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:16 AM   #40
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Krisi: I'm so glad you found it useful. I'm an over-researcher and sometimes felt nervous when I couldn't find out a lot of details of what to expect when sharing. I was honestly very impressed with how well it all went. The only exception was T-Rex, but that was okay.

The only drawback is remembering to juggle your credits so you don't get left with too many excess credits you cannot use (or the wrong combination of adult to child credits).

I created a simple credit tracking table on my spreadsheet (there are lots of templates out there for printable ones too) and made sure I kept track each day.
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:30 PM   #41
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I really enjoyed your reviews. I have to laugh when you say the Pop Food Court is edible, I am not a fan haha.
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:29 PM   #42
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This is the most helpful and informative review I've read so far! Thanks so much.
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:27 PM   #43
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You cannot bring WATER through security check. But you can bring any and all kinds of food. I've bought sandwiches to eat on the plane. Whatever you'd like really. I always travel with snacks in my bag of some kind.

A tip for flying: I always bring an EMPTY water bottle through security. Then I just get the air hostess to fill it on the plane. One trip I was smart and I filled it at the fountain in the terminal before I boarded. This means I'm not reliant on their serving me small cups of water and I don't have to keep annoying them. We really try to keep hydrated when flying because it's very drying. Plus it helps with jet lag when we cross time zones.
I have found that some of the airports have filtered water fountains that you can fill your water bottle up at after you go through security. I always bring a water bottle and fill it up with the filtered water before we board.
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:54 PM   #44
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I really enjoyed your reviews. I have to laugh when you say the Pop Food Court is edible, I am not a fan haha.
I didn't go into a raving frenzy over the absolute deliciousness of the Bounty Platter so that must have helped I'm not the pickiest eater and while I love foodie stuff, I have a healthy appreciation for cheap junk. The Bounty Platter was fine for what it was. I would never hesitate to order it. And with a hungry belly, it all tasted even better.

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This is the most helpful and informative review I've read so far! Thanks so much.
Awww...thank you for reading. I wasn't sure how helpful people would find it so I mostly wrote it for myself (and have referred back to it for my own use multiple times since). I'm thrilled to hear that you found it useful. I learned so much through reading dining reviews here on the Dis that it is wonderful to feel that I can "pay it forward".

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I have found that some of the airports have filtered water fountains that you can fill your water bottle up at after you go through security. I always bring a water bottle and fill it up with the filtered water before we board.
I just hit the fountains by the restrooms now. Still kicking myself that as a seasoned traveller it took me 2-3 flights to even think about bringing an empty bottle and than another 2-3 flights to smarten up and fill it before boarding. It's particularly important for lengthy international flights.
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Old 09-08-2014, 10:14 AM   #45
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I followed your link in your siggy and I am glad I did. Writing it all down was a great idea and a wonderful way to remember your trip. I will have to throw a notebook into our luggage the next trip and do the same.
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