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  1. Sub-Zero

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    make sure you cut off 8 of his fingers so he doesnt accidentally throw up a 3
     
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  4. Sub-Zero

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    Just signed up for this and set a reservation notification for Yak and Yeti while I am there. Love that restaurant.
     
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  6. CF3234

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    Met the head Zamboni driver for the Boston Bruins at Aulani. Guy has 600 DVC points. #OneOfUs
     
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  7. marcus

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    Checking DVC every single day to see what’s available for my parents. Buddy at work is selling at $12 per point (HH is his home resort). Going to try and do a split stay for them, first near MK because that’s what they know (step dad hasn’t been in 40 years), then probably the other days at Boardwalk. Hoping I can pull it off at 8:00am next Wednesday :ohnoes:
     
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  8. MrOutlaw

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    Just got a suite at boardwalk for March. First time at dvc room. Can’t wait.
     
  9. afb

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    for any of my "wdw>dl" people.... the last pic


     
  10. Mr Bulldops

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    Time for me to go get some blue milk and pilot the falcon
     
  11. chase538

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    Taking the girls to the Not so scary Halloween party tomorrow. Weird to do it in August, but my girls love it.
     
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  12. Mr Bulldops

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    Smuggler’s Run is a dope ride. Walking through the falcon to actually get in the cockpit was pretty awesome feeling as well. Glad I did it a couple times since there is no way I’m going to do it again for a long time with the expected wait time once galaxy’s edge is open to everyone
     
  13. Mr Bulldops

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    It was kind of annoying the one time when one of the “pilots” didn’t understand that they actually had to do something and couldn’t just sit there on Facebook live the whole time
     
  14. marcus

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    Took a chance and it’s worked out. Got my parents in lake view at VGF for 199 points. Buddy at work charged $13 per point so they saved about $1,000 vs a broker, so that’s awesome.

    Has anyone ever been to Victoria and Albert’s? Chances are, they won’t be going back to Disney World anytime soon and I want to make the most of it for them. My sisters are down with splitting the cost of their meal for a Christmas gift.
     
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  15. afb

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    this probably isn't a ride as much as it is a walk through
     
  16. Nick Rivers

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    Haven’t been to Victoria and alberts but the only people I’ve known to go are couples. I have been to California grill and would definitely recommend that as option to look into, particularly if you can get a reservations during MK fireworks.
     
  17. marcus

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    So I’m pretty much their vacation planner and they’ll be getting the mid-level dining plan. They’ll have two days together before we arrive and I was actually thinking California Grill for their first night. They won’t be using a table service credit the second night if we get them V & A, so they could use two credits for CG. Good call on the fireworks timing.
     
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  18. rulethirty

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    We just went to V&A. It's beyond incredible and will be a lifetime memory. The food is tops and all that, but the overall experience is what's so impressive. They're very focused on detail and presentation.

    It ain't cheap though. Chef's menu + wine pairing + cocktails and a couple of up charges came out to around $1200 for the wife and I after tip.

    Cali Grill is one of my overall favorites, esp if you can time it with fireworks. If you can't they can (usually) head up there for drinks at the appropriate time and take advantage of the roof top terrace.
     
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  19. marcus

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    They’re not big wine people, so won’t do the pairings, but we were gonna get them $800 in gift cards. If I need to do more, I will. I’m gonna tell them to charge it to their room anyway.

    What room were you in? Were you the one couple a night in the chefs room?
     
  20. PrinceWimbley

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    My 180 day window opens tomorrow morning, preparing myself to lockdown some ADRs at 5:00am.

    I’m struggling a little bit with the order of operations here. How do you balance scheduling which park on which day and booking ADRs? Do I need a general idea of what day I want to go where then try to book ADRs accordingly? Or will I just have to grab whatever ADRs are available and let that guide which parks I will be at on what day.

    Then another wrinkle is I don’t know XMHRs yet.
     
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  21. CF3234

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    book as many ADRs as possible. Squat on as many as you can and then decide when and where you will eat when you book your fast passes 60 days out.
     
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  22. Doug

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    I always try to book my ADRs on crowd calenders, or events where I know where I'm going to be.... but really what @cf said. You can book and hold a ton of them and just drop once you get fast passes. Disney really should let you only book X number per day but :shrug:
     
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  23. PrinceWimbley

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    Yeah, I’ve read that there is some debate over “ADR hoarders”.
     
  24. CF3234

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    meh. As long as you cancel with an adequate amount of time before the reservation, you aren't doing anything wrong.
     
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  25. PrinceWimbley

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    For the record, I have no issue with this :laugh:
     
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  26. FrankReynolds

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    Hitting DW on the backend of a Disney cruise in Sept. Any suggestions on which park to hit with a little little one?
     
  27. CF3234

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    If it's not too late, I would do it on the front end. You are going to be relaxed from 3-7 days of chilling on the ship. hate to end it with a day of grinding at the park. especially with how hot it will be in september.

    Also, how old is your kid, because MK is the go-to option.
     
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  29. marcus

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    Just echoing the others, MK is your park.
     
  30. FrankReynolds

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    I dig mk, but she's no where near old enough for it to matter for her. My main concern is places to go to keep her out of the heat
     
  31. marcus

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    Then AK for shade, but there are plenty of places in MK for that, too. How old is she?
     
  32. MrOutlaw

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    I still say MK. Lots of rides you can carry her on and stay cool- (Peter Pan, philharmagic, small world, pirates, little mermaid, etc).

    But, you can also keep her cool at Epcot while you’re drinking around the world.
     
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  33. Sub-Zero

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    I always thought this until I took my one year old to MK. You could tell he loved the sights and sounds and he would just lock in on certain things (lion king show). When he was walking age and was aware of the characters you could see the recognition.

    Sure he won't remember it but it made me melt into a puddle. And not one of those fancy puddles that the guys do where they use a water sprayer to draw Mickey mouse

    And the pictures (photopass!!) Are priceless to us.
     
  34. Mr Bulldops

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    If she has never been before, you have to go to MK first
     
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  35. rulethirty

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    We did the main room with another couple. It’s crazy though, the way it’s laid out we couldn’t hear a sound from any other table (I mean, there’s only like 4 in there or some such low number but still)

    I’ll pm you a pic of our menu when I get back home. They’ll get a different one I’m sure but It’ll give you an idea of the potential up charges.

    Cocktails are $30-40 each but super interesting on their own. They come out to the table and make them there and they’re all really unique and kinda elaborate.

    Cutting out the booze would easily save a few hundred, but I’d plan on a grand including tip just to give some wiggle room.
     
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  36. PrinceWimbley

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    Scored Royal Table and Be Our Guest for my daughters 4th birthday. Also grabbed an Ohana reservation.

    I’m pleased with how the morning went.
     
  37. MrOutlaw

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    "Happy birthday, girls. Please take my entire saving account as a gift."
     
  38. marcus

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    You getting the deluxe dining plan?
     
  39. PrinceWimbley

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    Nope, no dining plan.
     
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  40. marcus

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    Hey, sounds like you know what you’re getting into, so kudos. :respek:
     
  41. PrinceWimbley

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    Not really :laugh: :ohnoes:

    Do dining plans make it cheaper?
     
  42. marcus

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    Ha I would do the math. You can only get the plan if you’re staying on site at a Disney hotel. But considering you have two Signature meals and Ohana which isn’t cheap, you’re probably looking at around $1,000 between just the three meals (I’m assuming four people).
     
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  43. PrinceWimbley

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    Try 8 people :warn:

    In-laws are picking up most of the meals though :smug:
     
  44. marcus

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    Haha then enjoy
     
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  45. afb

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    the best adr is Olivias at key west

    fuck ohana
     
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  46. afb

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    there are actually lots of places better than olivias, but it's seriously underrated
     
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  47. rulethirty

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    Few people are willing to make the hike or even know it’s there. But that chicken is legit.
     
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  48. PrinceWimbley

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    What would be a good date night restaurant that isn’t in a park? Not super high-end like Victoria & Alberts but something nice with limited number of kids.
     
  49. Mr Bulldops

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    Narcoossee’s at Grand Floridian is very good. Have taken the wife their a few times. It’s still pretty expensive but not quite V&A expensive. If you go around fireworks time you get a cool view from across the lagoon too.
     
  50. afb

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    cali grill, yachtsman, and bull & bear which isn't disney but is on property

    they are still $40-$70 per person for a meal but not the $200 that V&As charges