Easter trip ADRs made! Well...almost done!
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|Sat, 10-19-2013 - 4:58pm|
I mentioned in another post how it should be easier to make ADRs after so many trips but it seems to get harder - so many favorites to squeeze, so many new places to try. One nice thing this year is I know that my cousin and her family will be traveling with us for sure in 2014 so I was able to make ADRs for all 7 of us rather than making my family's ADRs only and then hoping that my cousins were able to get similar times, and then begging the CMs at the podium to seat us together LOL Sadly, my sister and her family are not coming with us next year as they have another trip scheduled during the summer :( But hopefully they will join us in 2015.
Anyhoo, after much back and forth and scribbled papers, I finally came up with an ADR plan. I was hoping to make all my ADRs online at one time - but it would not let me make an ADR for any dates past 180 days from my check in. There is no place (that I could find) to enter a resort confirmation # and using My Disney Experience did not help at all. Guess they've got a long way to go (or I was just clueless??). So I held my breath and called Disney Dining yesterday afternoon since calling in the morning was not working with our crazy schooll schedule. Spoke with a lovely CM who was so friendly and chatty. This is what we've got scheduled for next year:
Wed, 4/16/14 - arrive at Saratoga Springs in evening
Thurs, 4/17/14 - early EMH at MK; 6:55pm Dinner at Whispering Canyon Cafe (my cousins have never been - really looking forward to sharing this crazy place with them! LOL)
Friday, 4/18/14 - early EMH at DHS; checking into Treehouse Villas with my cousins; 7pm Dinner at Fultons Crabhouse (traditional Good Friday seafood dinner here several years in a row - great food/great service).
Sat, 4/19/14 - early EMH AK; 6:25pm Dinner at 'Ohana; HOPING to get a Wishes Fireworks Cruise...
Sun, 4/20/14 - early EMH Epcot; 7pm Easter Dinner at Il Mulino - the Swan (heard a live review of dinner here on Lou Mongello's podcast and was salivating! LOL)
Mon, 4/21/14 - ??? morning; 5:10pm Dinner (ha!) at Mama Melrose with Fantasmic Dinner Pkg (Melissa has got me thinking that perhaps I can FP+ Fantasmic instead; we've only ever done Fantasmic with the Dinner Pkg so we'll see...)
Tues, 4/22/14 - Earth Day at AK - hoping to see AK afternoon parade (our favorite but we've been missing it the last few years), wasn't able to make my Dinner ADR for Yak & Yeti (another favorite of ours), will keep trying.
Wed, 4/23/14 - ??? morning, 7:45pm Dinner at La Hacienda (timed to watch Illuminations)
Thurs, 4/24/14 - 9:30am Breakfast at Akershus; 6:30pm Mickey's Backyard BBQ (been ages since we've done this but figured it was something fun to do with my cousin's 8yo DD and we all love country music too)
Fri, 4/25/14 - 10am Breakfast at Chef Mickey's to say good-bye; flying home that night :(
As mentioned, I'm hoping to add a Y&Y dinner, a Wishes Fireworks Cruise, also I'd like to schedule a Family Magic Tour on one of the free mornings - again it's been ages since we've done this and my cousin's DD is the perfect age (and her parents will love it too, I think!). I forgot to add Celebrations to my ADRs when I called Disney Dining but figured I could add them online but I cannot find a place to do so and you would think there would be some way to do it with My Disney Experience. Anyone know how? Clara is turning Sweet 16 just 10 days after we come home and my cousins will be celebrating their 10th anniversary the following month.