As it is only 3 days until we leave home to go to our airport hotel I thought I’d just do a little pre-trippie!
We are staying at OKW for the first time! We made the decision to upgrade from the Dining Plan to the Deluxe as we figured we it would be worth it to us, and we are really glad we did! Whether we still think that way when we are there is another issue We have had loads of fun booking ADRs over the last couple of weeks We have managed to book all of the restaurants we wanted, though I did make a couple of mistakes along the way which meant some hasty rejigging of plans a couple of nights ago, e.g. booking a restaurant for 8:30 pm rather than 8:30am, and booking Hacienda de San Angel, rather than San Angel Inn
There were some places that were must-do eats for us that aren’t on the DP, but as we have taken the opportunity to try out a lot of the Signature Restaurants (2TS credits for each) then this balances out in terms of time
The main issue about this is that we are not planners, and prefer to be spontaneous, but as we were getting the free DP anyway and had to do some planning around that we just thought we’d go the whole hog. As we went to WDW last January then we are a lot more relaxed about going around the parks, and therefore it’s easier to be more relaxed about how much time we spend eating. Eating out is one of our favourite things so we are really looking forward to it. We intend to use the car to get around during the morning, go back to the resort later on, and then use the bus to get to our lunch or dinner (or a taxi for a few).
So, the restaurants we currently have booked are:
Breakfast: Crystal Palace (twice), Chef Mickey’s, Cape May, Tusker House, Kona Cafe and Boma. We also have 2 mornings earmarked as Counter Service brekkies, and we know we will be going to the RFC at AK one morning (not on DP).
Lunch: Tutto Italia (for lunch, not dinner, as we love eating on the terrace outside if the sun is out), 50s Prime Time, and Le Cellier. We have not booked in many lunches as we expect to not need to eat much then because of the volume of food eaten at Breakfast and Dinner :rofl: We do know we will be having a Casey’s hotdog for lunch on our first day as it is illegal for us not to And probably one or two times afterwards too....
Dinner: Olivias’s (1st night in resort), T Rex (not on DP), Jiko, Kouzzina, V&A (not on DP obviously!), Artist Point, Narcoossee’s, Brown Derby Fantasmic Package (as a late lunch/early dinner), California Grill, San Angel Inn, Coral Reef (very early dinner before going to MK to watch the Electric Light Parade), Flying Fish and Chef de France.
I think I have put on 8 pounds just writing about it all!
We aren’t in the parks on our last full day (our tickets will have run out), and haven’t booked our last night’s dinner as we want to wait to see which restaurant we really want to go to again!
We have booked to go on the new Wild Africa Trek at AK which we are hoping will be fun!!
I am beyond excited to be going on Splash Mountain - when we went last year it was closed for refurb. I was so disappointed as it is my VERY favourite :cry: It's closed this year too for our first few days, but reopens on 1st Feb!! I have been singing the Splash Mountain songs now for a few days
I also need to say Goodbye to Mickey's House and that whole area as it closes a few days after we leave. And ride one last time on he Snow White ride before it disappears into the sunset