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    As of today, we have our basic trip itinerary/outline planned, and have already made all our dining reservations!

    Our first day we will spend at Downtown Disney, and have lunch at T-REX, which I have been DYING to do, and I'm super-excited. And we will round out that day with some Fantasia Gardens mini-golf. We have done Winter Summerland in the past and are looking forward to trying this one as well.

    Our second day we will grab breakfast at our hotel, and head to Islands of Adventure (exciting, because my mom has never been to either of the Universal parks), and we will have lunch at Mythos. My husband and I had such a blast there on our honeymoon.

    Third day will be at Universal. Another breakfast at the hotel, maybe some minor snacking in-park, and then a dinner at City Walk (either Hard Rock, Margaritaville, or Bubba Gump's). None of those places really take reservations. Then ending out that day with more mini golf on Universal's new course.

    Fourth day will be Hollywood Studios day! Probably another hotel breakfast, maybe a snack at Pizza Planet (which I know my husband has been wanting to try) and then an earlyish dinner at 50's Prime Time Cafe. (Super excited about this one, as none of the 3 of us have ever been there, the theming sounds like lots of fun and the food looks delicious.)

    Our fifth day will be a split day. Typical breakfast, then off to Animal Kingdom (as we know we won't spend a whole day there, but we still want to go--especially for the parade.) After reading the Disney Food Blog, I've been dying to try the Flame Tree Barbecue, as it has the highest ratings of any quick-service restaurant in any of the Disney parks. Then when we tire of AK, head on over to Magic Kingdom for the evening! (Since we definitely want to spend the most time there anyway!) We have dinner reservations at Tony's. I haven't been there for years and years and my DH has never been, so hopefully that will be good.

    Sixth day is ALL Magic Kingdom! Planning an early lunch at Be Our Guest (as I've heard it's better to get in early and beat the rush), then having dinner at Liberty Tree Tavern (which has never disappointed any of us), and staying for the Halloween Party! :D

    Last full day will be EPCOT day (and my DH's birthday!). We've got breakfast at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (he's excited about the breakfast buffet, I'm excited about princesses--lol). Lunch at Nine Dragons, and we decided on Teppan Edo for dinner.

    On the morning we're leaving, we managed to sneak in an extra meal--breakfast at 'Ohana! We tried so hard to get reservations for a dinner during our stay but all the dinner reservations were after 9pm, and my mom can't handle eating that late, so we'll just have to try it some other time. :( Still excited we get to try their breakfast though! I'm also hoping to get to go by the wedding chapel on this day and maybe take some pictures, as I've never really gotten to explore it, and I've heard you're allowed to.

    PHEW. Exhausted and excited just thinking about it all! Can't wait!

    (I'm ready. Can't we go tomorrow??)


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    All sounding fantastic!!!

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    Sounds like you have everything planned well :)









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    Sounds like a WONDERFUL trip so far!!

    I keep hearing good things about Flame Tree BBQ, but it's never appealed to me you'll have to let us know if you think it lives up to the "hype" :D




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    Quote Originally Posted by Beccaberry, post: 312900
    Sounds like a WONDERFUL trip so far!!

    I keep hearing good things about Flame Tree BBQ, but it's never appealed to me you'll have to let us know if you think it lives up to the "hype" :D
    While we haven't done it lately we've done it in the past and never been disappointed.





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    You can make reservations at Hard Rock and Margarittaville. Hard Rock can be done on their website. Margarittaville you can call. Not sure about Bubba Gump as I've never eaten there.












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    I don't think you can at bubba gumps... I seem to remember not being able to book at any of them in 2011 though...














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    I will be happy to report back on our experience with Flame Tree BBQ, as with the rest of the restaurants!

    As far as Hard Rock, I did see that you can put in a reservation on their website, but only 30 days in advance, and my husband said he has been there before and never needed a reservation. As for Bubba Gump and Margaritaville, I searched all over their websites and just kept seeing it say that seating was first come, first serve. So that's strange...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Faythstar, post: 312653
    On the morning we're leaving, we managed to sneak in an extra meal--breakfast at 'Ohana! We tried so hard to get reservations for a dinner during our stay but all the dinner reservations were after 9pm, and my mom can't handle eating that late, so we'll just have to try it some other time. :(
    Bummer. Was just about to CANCEL a reservation at 'Ohana at 8 and was going to offer it to you and your family. But it's not until September 30th. BOO.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Faythstar, post: 312922
    I will be happy to report back on our experience with Flame Tree BBQ, as with the rest of the restaurants!

    As far as Hard Rock, I did see that you can put in a reservation on their website, but only 30 days in advance, and my husband said he has been there before and never needed a reservation. As for Bubba Gump and Margaritaville, I searched all over their websites and just kept seeing it say that seating was first come, first serve. So that's strange...
    When ever we have done them they have been walk up and we gave never had a problem getting a table


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