Sunday, January 16, 2011

Disney World Here We Come!! Ticker

A little off topic today, but figured I needed a bit of light conversation.

We have booked and put down the deposit on our September 2011 Disney World vacation!!

We don't get to do this often so we splurge when we do. This year we took part in the free dining plan option and upgraded it to the deluxe plan. Call me crazy, but tonight I started planning our dining experiences!

Actually, this does take a bit of coordination. Because the parks have extended hours on certain days, we like to be sure to be in the specific days they are extended. This means that we have to plan where we are going to eat so that we are in the correct park on the correct day. Did you get that? Me either. Anyways, they don't actually release the extended hours until 180 days in advance, but because reservations for certain experiences book up fast you have to know what you need to book so that you don't miss out.

We are staying 7 nights 8 days (including our arrival and departure day) I have planned for 6 full days and left a few extra credits for whatever we need to do on the arrival and departure days. So here is my tentative plan for this trip!

Magic Kingdom- I planned for 3 days here so that we can take the park at a more leisurely pace. I have three kids ya know!

Day 1:
Breakfast-Chef Mickey
Lunch-The Plaza
Dinner: Tony's

Day 2:
Breakfast-Ohana with Lilo and Stitch
Lunch-Liberty Tree
Dinner-Cinderella's Castle (requires 2 credits)

Day 3:
Breakfast: Snack
Lunch:Mid-morning meal at Crystal Palace with the Princesses
Dinner: California Grill (may try to sneak this one with just the hubs. Requires 2 credits)

Epcot-We actually went home early last time so I am assuming we will have more time to eat since most of the rides are geared towards teens and adults.

Breakfast-Akershus with the Princesses
Lunch- The Garden Grill with Chip and Dale
Dinner-Rose and Crown

Hollywood-The eating here was slim

Breakfast-Supercalifragalistic Breakfast
Lunch- Hollywood and Vine
Dinner-Hollywood and Vine with Fantasmic

Animal Kingdom-Im having two of our TS meals swapped for quick service here.

Breakfast-Tusker House
Dinner-Flame Tree

That leaves everyone 2 snack credits per day plus 2 table services to use either on our arrival day or departure day.

I am so excited. Can you tell?!


manda said...

What fun!! We did Disney in June of '09 and had a total blast!! I was a planning maniac and couldn't stop thinking about our dining options until I called to make our reservations. We did the basic dining plan (one snack, one quick service, one sit down dinner) and we ended our week there with a ton of extra snack credits. We ended up getting a bunch of snacks for our trip home. You are going to be SO full!

Anna said...

I am very excited. Last time we didnt make it during the free dining plan so were on a pretty tight budget with food. This is still a pretty expensive option but at least we are paying it out and because we are chosing to "do it all" we are getting our moneys worth.