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Old 03-03-2013, 09:12 PM   #1036
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I see a lot of people on here that split resorts. I like to settle into a room and unpack so it seems like a pain for me, but I would never say never! It definitely would beat spending double or triple our mortgage for a week like a PP mentioned- and I like the idea of sampling the different resorts like another PP mentioned.

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Same here! I would LOVE to stay at BC but I also love not spending my 2-3x my mortgage for a week stay.



I always wondered if moving resorts complicates things. Like, do you have to get up early just to move your bags?
We've only moved resorts once and it was because I won a free night at a certain level hotel so we stayed their our last night of the trip. Disney will move your bags for you to your new hotel so you don't have to worry about that! We didn't make use of that and found it a wee bit inconvenient. My DH definitely prefers to settle in somewhere and stay there!
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Obviously I'm more or a lurker (this is my first post!) but I'm officially ready to join the fun!
I've booked a Cars suite at AoA for Aug 25-31st! It'll be my DH, DD4, and DS1 going for their first times! We're also taking my sister who hasn't been since she was 5, and my dad who hasn't been since '95. My last trip was POP in May of '07 and I loved it, but this trip is super special since it's our first official family vacation! I can't wait for them to experience the magic!
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We had to change the dates of our trip because the airfare was much less expensive to fly in on July 30th than to go out that following weekend so we shifted by a few days... we are in POR from 7/30 to 8/6... still hoping for a promotion or discount, but we did book DDP as well for this trip although we were back-and-forth before we actually booked. Next thing to do... ADRs - although I feel like I am already behind the 8-ball on that being 150 days out. So much we want to do - time to make decisions.
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Made my first ADR today (not that we are making many......but we do have a couple of Disney restaurants we want to eat at while in Orlando).

We have Planet Hollywood reserved for 7 pm on Wednesday, August 28th.

I have also promised my boys their favourite, 'Ohana, for breakfast. There's a couple of days yet before I can make that reservation for August 30th. And we may even toss in one more character breakfast at Garden Grove or Cape May. Decisions, decisions .
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Haven't post for a while. Waiting for our 180 days to make the ADR's. Received a pin in the mail and AoA isn't included, so we moved to Pop instead.

Following are our ADR's for our stay:

8/23 - Aloha Spirit Dinner Show 8:00pm

8/24 - Brown Derby F! Package 11:30am
50's Prime Time Café 6:25pm

8/25 - CRT 1:00pm
1900 Park Fare 6:40pm

8/26- Crystal Palace 8:30am
Mama Melrose F! Package 3:50pm

8/27 - Akershus 9:25am
Teppan Edo 1:00pm
Le Cellier 7:00pm

8/28 - Yak & Yeti 2:30pm
Hoop Dee Doo 8:30pm

8/29 - Liberty Tree Tavern 11:30am
BOG 6:05pm

8/30 - Boma 7:45am
Coral Reef 1:00pm
Garden Grill 7:00pm

8/31 - Tusker House 8:00am
Sci-Fi 2:00pm
La Hacienda 8:30pm

9/1 - O'Hana 7:30am
T-Rex 1:30pm
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ADRs are all done. In fact I have already changed 3 of them!
Let me know if someone is dining around the same time so maybe we can say hello to one another.
8/24 - HOOP DEE DOO 8:30 show My daughter's favorite show, next to Wicked of course.
8/25 - Akershaus 10:45 Sort of a brunch thing. My spouse loves their potatoes.
8/26 - Sci- Fi 11:45 Lunch before heading back to the hotel to get out of the midday heat.
Narcoossee- 6:00 p.m. Our new place to try. Saw the prices and got sticker shock. Thank you dining plan.
8/27 - Via Napoli 7:45 Pizza, need I say more?
8/28 - Yachtman's Steakhouse 6:30 Going for the creamed spinach .
8/29 - Biergarten 6 :30 Another of my spouses favorite places. Try the beer flight if you go here.
8/30 - Tony's in MK 5:45 I'm not a huge fan of this place, but again my spouse and daughter both like it.
8/31 - Trail's End 1:30 A place to have vittles after horseback riding.
9/1 - Be Our Guest 6:00 What a hassle getting this ADR was, as some of you already know. Took days for this restaurant to load into the system.
9/2 - Rose and Crown 7:45 Our annual tradition. We always eat here on our last night and watch the fireworks.
Well that's all of them, likely, probably, maybe...
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How many of you make your ADR's then play with them, tweak them, change them over & over again??? I had them set at 180 days out..then ran it by my family who weren't thrilled with all the times/choices, so I have made more and changed others. I am now doubled up on some days until I run them by my family...again! So far, these are the plans:

8/17 6:45 Raglan RD (DH, me and 2 dear friends that live in Orlando)
8/18 6:00 Restaurant Marakesh (DD & SIL Anniversary)
8/19 9:55 Chef Mickey's
8/20 9:35 Kona
7:00 Wolfgang Puck (DIL Birthday)
8/21 12:15 Akershus Princess Lunch (DD, GD & me)
6:00 & 7:10 at Boma (Need to decide on time)
8/22 12:45 Yak & Yeti
8/23 1:40 Sci-Fi Diner OR
5:00 Mama Melrose Fantasmic Package
8/24 9:35 Ohana's

I still need to decide on reservation for Sunday for DH & myself as we are there longer than the kids.I am just not sure to do lunch or dinner.
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I had to postpone my trip, only by a week though, so all is good! My grandma offered me her aeroplan points to use for my flight, and the only availability for a time we could go was August 20th. So now we are going August 20th-26th, still in the same resort. The crowd calendar puts the week we will be there now at a 4-5 which is great!
I still have to update our ADR's, so I will post my new ones when I make them.
DBF got his first taste of Disney tonight, when I had him call to switch our hotel ressie, after he got off the phone he couldn't get over how nice the cast member was.
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We are part of Team August on a bounceback offer as well. Staying at French Quarter August 19-Sept 1.

Just recently passed our 180 ... booked our flights, booked our dining, now we just have to WAIT!!!

Would love to get one of the Lime Green Mickey Heads so I can put it on my knapsack.
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I have now read the ENTIRE thread and I'm really disappointed I never got to see the rooster curtains....

Our ADRs
8/25 7:15pm Chef Mickeys
8/26 5:15pm Crystal Palace
8/27 5:15pm Akershus
8/28 8am 1900 Park Fare
8/28 7:30pm Rainforest Cafe
8/29 9:30am Ohana
8/30 5:45pm CRT

Question: My husband is not interested in Akershus or CRT so I'm going to book a different place for him to eat with my dad. My husband is just home from a deployment and is not super great with crowds (so of course Disney World is a super great place to go ) Does anyone have suggestions where he could enjoy a more relaxed meal? He doesn't want a buffet (too many people getting up and down) or sharing a table with strangers. We would need one in Epcot (while I have my kids at Akershus) and the other can be anywhere (we'll be in AK during the day, but I'll be park hopping to MK with my kids for CRT, so he can go wherever he pleases.)

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My two final ADR's are made!

Sunday, August 25th, 9 am breakfast at Garden Grove
Saturday, August 30th, 8:55 am breakfast at 'Ohana

A huge thanks to SenecaWolf for all her hard work in keeping the ADR and accomodations lists updated. You rock!
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I always wondered if moving resorts complicates things. Like, do you have to get up early just to move your bags?
We usually check-out early and head over to the new resort early, simply because that is our preference in starting the day. However, you can give your bags to Disney at the first hotel and they will move them to the second hotel for you. Sometimes we use our resort change day as our down day. That way, we can check-out and check back-in at our leisure. Our goal is to eventually stay at every resort at least once, so we see changing resorts as a fun adventure!
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We've only moved resorts once and it was because I won a free night at a certain level hotel so we stayed their our last night of the trip. Disney will move your bags for you to your new hotel so you don't have to worry about that! We didn't make use of that and found it a wee bit inconvenient. My DH definitely prefers to settle in somewhere and stay there!
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We usually check-out early and head over to the new resort early, simply because that is our preference in starting the day. However, you can give your bags to Disney at the first hotel and they will move them to the second hotel for you. Sometimes we use our resort change day as our down day. That way, we can check-out and check back-in at our leisure. Our goal is to eventually stay at every resort at least once, so we see changing resorts as a fun adventure!
I see! I'm one of those settle in and stay put people, but I like the idea of one day somewhere new!
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We've done split stays a few times now, but we always had a car, so it's no problem at all. I actually pack different suitcases for the different resorts, which makes it easier for planning. This year we won't have a car, so I'll be interested to see how smoothly it goes.
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Well it's official.

We are 100% paid off...even the hotel the day before our trip begins is paid for.

So excited.
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How many of you make your ADR's then play with them, tweak them, change them over & over again??? I had them set at 180 days out..then ran it by my family who weren't thrilled with all the times/choices, so I have made more and changed others. I am now doubled up on some days until I run them by my family...again! So far, these are the plans:

8/17 6:45 Raglan RD (DH, me and 2 dear friends that live in Orlando)
8/18 6:00 Restaurant Marakesh (DD & SIL Anniversary)
8/19 9:55 Chef Mickey's
8/20 9:35 Kona
7:00 Wolfgang Puck (DIL Birthday)
8/21 12:15 Akershus Princess Lunch (DD, GD & me)
6:00 & 7:10 at Boma (Need to decide on time)
8/22 12:45 Yak & Yeti
8/23 1:40 Sci-Fi Diner OR
5:00 Mama Melrose Fantasmic Package
8/24 9:35 Ohana's

I still need to decide on reservation for Sunday for DH & myself as we are there longer than the kids.I am just not sure to do lunch or dinner.
Me! I have already tweaked several ADRs. I changed a few times to better times and I currently have two Saana and two BOG ADRs - still haven't decided which ones we will keep.

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You are right! Hope no one minds me putting one out there. If you could stay at any resort, which would it be? I have always dreamed about Grand Floridian. Love the exterior and the monorail convenience!

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I always wondered if moving resorts complicates things. Like, do you have to get up early just to move your bags?
We are planning on trying out a split stay this trip for the first time. I don't think I would consider it for less than a 7 night stay. We will do our first 5 nights at BC and then move over to the Poly for our last 4 nights. From what I've gathered, we can just check out the morning of our last day at BC, leave our bags with bell services, head out to the parks as usual and then head over to the Poly to check in later in the afternoon. If it's a hassle, we won't do it again, if it works out well, I will look at it as a way to either enjoy multiple resorts in the future.
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Well it's official.

We are 100% paid off...even the hotel the day before our trip begins is paid for.

So excited.
Now there's a great feeling!! Congrats!!!

We are the same........we like having our expenses all prepaid well in advance so we can sit back, relax and just get excited about the vacation. Unfortunately (or shall I say fortunately? ) it also means we usually add on a few extras along the way that we didn't necessarily plan to do initially. So the vacay gets a little bigger and better as time passes.
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Me! I have already tweaked several ADRs. I changed a few times to better times and I currently have two Saana and two BOG ADRs - still haven't decided which ones we will keep.

I still want to stay at the AKL, but it always comes down to not wanting to stay so far away from everything. Someday we will...I hope!

We are planning on trying out a split stay this trip for the first time. I don't think I would consider it for less than a 7 night stay. We will do our first 5 nights at BC and then move over to the Poly for our last 4 nights. From what I've gathered, we can just check out the morning of our last day at BC, leave our bags with bell services, head out to the parks as usual and then head over to the Poly to check in later in the afternoon. If it's a hassle, we won't do it again, if it works out well, I will look at it as a way to either enjoy multiple resorts in the future.
We did a split stay before - BLT then BCV (similar to yours), and it was very easy. Bell services picked up our luggage on our way out that morning. We picked Epcot as our park, so we could check-in easily after lunch. We toured Epcot as usual, ate lunch and were in our new rooms by 3 p.m. We liked it so much we are doing AKV and BCV this summer.

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First off, my wife and i will be going on a 4 night Dream cruise from August 25-29 then we are going to be staying at the AoA Aug 29-1. And at pop aug 24 before cruise.
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It has been Ariel since the Little Mermaid came out because we redheads have to stick together! However, now I really love Merida as well...I just can't decide!
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