Another trip to WDW is in the works!!!

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Registered: 06-08-2000
Another trip to WDW is in the works!!!
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Sat, 06-09-2012 - 11:36am

I'm excited to be going back to WDW in November.  We have a 6 day/5 night trip booked for Nov. 13-18th, staying at AS Sports with Free Dining (thank you PIN code).  I still haven't booked flights and I'm kicking myself because I could have gotten them for $297 roundtrip/person last week and now they are back up to $329/person.  I'm hoping they go down again. 

Since we have the quick service dining plan, the dilemma now is whether or not we should book some table service meals.  Well, I have $100 in Rainforest gift cards so we're going there for sure.  However, we also have dh's $200 Disney Rewards from his Disney Visa, my $125-150 from my Disney Visa, and another $150 so far in Disney GCs from rewards sites.  I don't need that many souvenirs and neither do the kids.  Should I put the $200 toward a character meal or another sit-down meal elsewhere.  I guess I could be a little frugal and apply it to my bill instead but what fun would that be?  :smileywink:

Does anyone know if you can use Disney gift cards to pay for those charicature sketches that they do in the resort lobbies?  That would be a cool souvenir. 

I'm also trying to plan my parks for each day.  There are MVMCP on both Thurs & Friday while we're there.  One of the planning websites lists Magic Kingdom as 'best' parks on those days.  Anyone have experience with that?  We won't be doing the party, but I'm planning on one full MK day and at least another half day on our departure day.  I could probably go there on our arrival day for a bit, too, and see the evening parade, lights, and Wishes so it wouldn't matter if I had to leave by 7 on a party night.

Give me some feedback, please.

 

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Re: Another trip to WDW is in the works!!!
Sun, 06-10-2012 - 11:35am

We did Crystal Palace on our last trip.  No one really ate much.  We were too busy enjoying the characters.  Okay, my 4 yr old was hiding under the table but even that made for a funny memory.  :smileyvery-happy:  DH & oldest ds both suggested going there again.   I'm also considering Tusker House for a pre-park opening breakfast. 

I have a subscription to Touring Plans so that's where I saw the low number, too.  It seems that Easy WDW had higher #'s for those days, though.  Anyone use both of those?  Who should I listen too?

Yeah, I've been lucky with the rewards $$.  I haven't done much in the last couple of months since we are never home and it takes time.  I've been earning mainly on 2 rewards sites, in addition to using my Disney Visa for large purchases.  I'm hoping to earn a bit more this summer while I'm on break (high school teacher).  

I'm super excited about this trip.  I have a WDW addiction that I've only discovered in the last few years.  I want to indulge in it while I can.

 

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