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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by lechnerd, Sep 11, 2017.
I’ve gotten the meal plan more often than not, but it is not worth it financially. We’ve always ended up with a ton of extra credits. I’m still working my way through goofy candy from our trip over a year ago. A lot of meal, especially quick service are large enough to split so if you pay for meals you’ll come out ahead. At the same time you have to be the kind of person who won’t get stingy at the last minute and not get the cool snack or the good meal to save a few bucks. (That’s why I get it, I know how cheap I can be and if I was paying cash for meals I’d not enjoy it as much). Also if you do a lot of character meals the prices do seem to close the gap a little- or at least they did the last time I did the math a couple years ago.
BOG is cool, but I wouldn’t take that reservation- even if you go get a nap you’ll be exhausted or want to do other stuff at the time. Both times I’ve gone have been post naps and even then the kid and wife are a little grouchy and tired... and it’s hard to justify the price / double credits. If you could walk through and see the rooms at breakfast or lunch that’s all you need to see.
From my experience, this is true.
Right on topic, have a Via Napoli rezzy tonight
Anyone eaten at Teppan Edo in the Japan Pavillion. My daughter and I were debating between that or Tutto Italia. Leaning Teppan because it will be later and we should get out at a prime location for Epcot Forever.
Thats where I always stay. We are never at the resort except to sleep, shower and head out for the day so I just can't bring myself to spend 500+ a night on a hotel I am barely at. If that sounds like you I wouldn't waste the money to stay at a nicer hotel. Rooms come with two queen beds and the bathroom isn't giant but other than that it fits perfectly for what we use it for.
I've stayed there every time I've gone and have never waited 45+ mins for a bus. Most I can recall ever waiting is maybe 20 mins, the buses come rather frequently.
A negative I will add is that a lot of cheerleading and sports teams stay there when they have a competition or tournament at the WW of sports down the street so every now and then there will be 100 cheerleaders dining in the morning or at night but they have multiple registers and I've never had to wait long
How big are them there pizzas? Some of those specialty ones sound amazing. I want to try a few, but gat damn at that price for larges. There will be four adults and two kids when we go.
I just get an individual but their biggest is 1/2 a meter
if I were staying at Disney, I’d do this night 1 then put leftovers in the fridge and eat it all week.
Time for you to get on the chill hotel day life
when you don’t live instate and are only there a few days I’d prefer to be in the park
now if I were to make a week out of it I could understand spending the extra $$
but when you are there for only a little over 48 hours I’m not hanging out at the hotel
Time to extend that trip then.
One day when I have that marcus money
Time to become a corrupt cop
is a week long stay at the contemporary worth prison time?
Dude. Don't half ass it. If you are going to be corrupt, be Polynesian-level corrupt.
Need to find me a narco so I can get grand Floridian corrupt
You haven’t lived until you’ve stayed in the king Kamehameha suite at Poly.
I haven’t lived
ill have to live vicariously through Rainbow Brite
Like the one girl on IG who worked at contemporary and would give everyone of her tables a CM discount but would pocket the difference.
I’m about to keemstar drama alert this thread
Say what now
She got arrested for theft but still gets invited for media events by Disney.
what’s a “CM discount”
Bitch please. That place is for the poor folks. Its a Bora Bora Bungalow or nothing for the Brites.
If you work for WDW you get 40% off stuff. So she would give a table 40% off, they would still pay full price, and then she would pocket the 40%
interesting, how did they catch her
That I don’t know but I’d just imagine repeated behavior in the system
Back when I just lit money on fire I ate at the top of the contemporary at the capital grille for my birthday
Helluva view, food was pretty good. Not sure I would do it again but would recommend doing it atleast once.
That hotel's location is unbeatable but given how old and out of style it is I'm shocked at the prices to stay there. You walk in and feel like you've been transported back to the 70's based on the design of the place
True but it's the cheapest Resort hotel and the only one you walk to MK from. It was our favorite for those reasons. Poly is our favorite if all we did was stay at the hotel.
Yeah as I said the location is unbeatable
I've never understood the appeal honestly. Yes, the view is awesome, and walking to MK is nice, but how often are you really going to be there to enjoy the view (as opposed to being in the parks). I agree that is is just over priced for what it is.
For me, its this...
Though I would love to spend some time enjoying the resort and all that stuff, I always want to be going and doing in the parks. I am thinking about forcing myself to go sometime in early summer where the parks would be way too crowded for me and it might force me to spend some time at the resort. Just haven't pulled the trigger yet.
It's been a few years since I ate at Teppan Edo, it wasn't memorable in a good or bad way - so I guess that tells you something.
I stayed in the garden wing, and had a younger child at the time and being able to walk to/from Magic Kingdom was awesome. Our kid would start getting tired and we'd walk back for a nap. We'd be able to go from anywhere in the park to our room without having to move her out of the stroller so if she fell asleep along the way it was just great being able to push the stroller next to the bed and move her in. That was great for naps, and just being able to push it and stay a little later in the parks.
With young kids (when you'll be spending most days at MK) being able to walk back and forth was worth a lot, to me at least.
I went there in December and felt the same. It was good, but not something I would go out of my way to recommend. A couple days later we did Takumi-Tei, and that was phenomenal, but obviously way more money.
I misspoke. My reservation is for Takumi-Tei. Glad to hear I chose correctly.
assuming that it was 3-5 years ago, you need to go back. At that time they had a chef running the restaurant that essentially ran it into the ground. The got a new chef in and the restaurant is back to being one of the best in disney. They also opened up the balcony for fireworks. Pretty cool to literally stand outside on top of the hotel and watch the fireworks.
It took, no joke, 6+ years to get my now wife to convert. Do one good hotel day, where the weather is good, the slide is open, there are great activities, and you will need it every time you go to disney. Maybe start small where it's a day that you rope drop a park but give yourself a noon deadline to be in line for the bus. Still gives you a good 3-4 hours where you can chill and do activites, but it's great.
yeah was the night Ohio state beat Oregon a 2015
Wow, great night
I watch it from the bar up there
Summer has been less busy than usual the last two years but the weather will destroy you to where you’d wanna go back and relax for a few hours anyways
California Grill. Going there next month for my anniversary.
Knew it was something like that
We have reservations for: Oga's Cantina (Lunch), Tiffins (Lunch) and Le Cellier. I am pretty pumped about Le Cellier as I have never been and I love a good steak. Instead of spending all my money around the world with F&W or F&G, just going all in on a big Epcot dinner.
We had a reservation at Oga’s cantina, but the wait was still 25-30 minutes even though they weren’t taking walk ups. Then they told us that they couldn’t guarantee a sit down table(some are standing only) and that we would have 45 minutes to finish and leave. With young kids it wasn’t worth it so we bailed and ate at the place overlooking the millennium falcon.
Ugh. Should have stuck it out. It’s amazing
My group ended up standing at the bar when they brought us in, and I still thought it was fantastic. But if you were looking to feed young kids there, you probably made the safe play. Oga's is a themed bar, it's food options were just snacks. But still, I would recommend trying to get another reservation if you are still there, just to check it out.
yea, you don't go to eat, you go to have a fuzzy tauntaun and enjoy the atmosphere.