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ADR Choices..

Good Magical Morning Folks... yay I'am a happy bunny...I got my other ADR today...Jiko for my DS birthday in October...Now our trip is complete...Or is it.? eek ...We are on a 12 night / 13 day vacation and have 3 signature ADRS are we will be booking a MNSSHP night at MK...Now to be honest we could never manage 12 nights of TS dinners..But I'am curious to know how many of you book TS and CS meals on your vacation.?..We are light breakfast people, I'am talking croissant and coffee..Lunch tends to be light also, maybe a burger & fries, or hot dog & fries. And dinner at night depends where we are at, it could be CHH for chicken or fish basket, or Mongolian beef at SS...In the past we have had 5 TS meals in a 14 night vacation and I felt it too much. I reckon I put on half a stone in weight...How do you split it up on your vacation.?

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Congrats on Jiko ADR! Haven't eaten there but would like too some day!
We only eat CS. One- we never get the dining plan. Two-it just costs too much. Three- we are light eaters any way.
Mostly, we find something to eat only when we get hungry so we pick up a lot of little bites. Then, if we're really hungry, we go where we can get in easily and quickly.
It works for us!Smile

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Well, we live to eat, so when visiting WDW, dining is part of the experience. I cannot eat QS each day. I like to sit down in a nice restaurant enjoy myself for an hour or two.

We have gotten the dining plan for our last 3 visits so we've eaten a QS lunch each day and a TS dinner in the evening. We usually have coffee, water, and fruit for breakfast. We sometimes pay out of pocket for breakfast if we are really hungry.

Glad you got your ADR's!

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Well done dude, I just posted my pre trip report so won't go in to too much here but we have free dinning so we plan to try a lot and if we can't finish out meals well..... It doesn't really matter.

In the last though we tend to eat massive breakfasts, snack at lunch and split a counter service at night. On this trip I plan to eat big at either breakfast or dinner, if breakfast we will snack at lunch and cs at night if big dinner we will snack at breakfast and cs at lunch

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We were trying to pack in a lot in just 5 park days this last trip, so we didn't want to spend a lot of time on dining. Only 2 TS ressies for us. Liberty Tree Tavern for lunch, and Tony's for dinner.

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I have to say that for us eating is half of the fun of the vacation. We usually eat 2 TS meals per day while on vacation. They are usually breakfast and dinner. For lunch we either enjoy a snack or share a QS meal. We have been using TIW instead of a meal plan. For us, we save a bit more using the card. For our 7 night May trip we have 10 TS meals booked. We did not book a few breakfasts because we knew we could get in as a walk-in.

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Cheers for all that info folks..Yep,in 2012 ( our last trip. ) we got free QS DDP when we booked PORS..But managed 3 TS meals,( one being a signature ) But this year we missed out on free DDP but scooped 40% off deluxe resort...So I'am thinking of booking one more TS meal..( not a character one ) I fancy a fun one..Been to RF twice and T- Rex once,but last trip our Pizza Experience was very enjoyable at VN ...Back to my Matrix...

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Fancy dinners are a big part of our vacations. We have the Deluxe Dining Plan (3 meals, 2 snacks per person per day). We do TS for dinner every night. We're always in the park at lunchtime so it's CS for lunch. Breakfast depends on what time we wake up and whether hubby is golfing that day. Sometimes we skip breakfast altogether and eat lunch a little earlier. Sometimes we just grab a piece of fruit and/or a yogurt. If we do TS for breakfast, we'll pay out of pocket in order to save our credits for the dinners that cost us 2 TS credits.

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scrappy wrote:
I have to say that for us eating is half of the fun of the vacation.

Absolutely! awesome We usually do at least one TS meal a day with some snacking and QS making up our other meals.

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Allie wrote:
scrappy wrote:
I have to say that for us eating is half of the fun of the vacation.

Absolutely! awesome We usually do at least one TS meal a day with some snacking and QS making up our other meals.

Exactly my plan as well Smile

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We love having the DDP and have managed to get all our ADRs booked, we usually have a pastry and coffee for breakfast, but try to have a couple of buffets through the trip, a CS lunch and dinner about 8pm, we're doing:
Flying Fish
Yachtsman Steakhouse
Narcoosees
Fultons Crab House
Coral Reef (lunch)
Chefs de France
Hollywood and Vine (Fantasmic)
Be Our Guest
Ohana
House of Blues
And a couple of Captains Grille breakfasts (to pay)
4 of them are new ones for us to try this year Smile

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King Fergus wrote:
Cheers for all that info folks..Yep,in 2012 ( our last trip. ) we got free QS DDP when we booked PORS..But managed 3 TS meals,( one being a signature ) But this year we missed out on free DDP but scooped 40% off deluxe resort...So I'am thinking of booking one more TS meal..( not a character one ) I fancy a fun one..Been to RF twice and T- Rex once,but last trip our Pizza Experience was very enjoyable at VN ...Back to my Matrix...

Some of the early rumors on the "other" sites are indicating there still might be FD for October and someone actually said it would be released to UK and Aussie travelers before US. So if you booked thru Disney or their representatives, there might still be a savings in your future.

We are not big breakfast eaters either, except when DH2 is with us and we have to protect the plant life in the park, but since we are doing two days of F&W, we got one ADRS for a signature place ( Narcossee)and two others (BOG and Bomas) and so for us that is a treat (only one repeat).
The Dh is a grazer so a hot cinnamon almond bag from Canada, a chocolate croissant, a candy bar, cake, cupcakes, cookie, you name it, is almost always sticking in one hand.

BTW if you are wearing a button that says something special, like Anniversary, or BIRTHDAY, or such, we found people handing us food. Since I am not a huge sweet eater, DH (or DS2) gets it. Might want to slap a button on that son, King. yay

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oldtink wrote:

Some of the early rumors on the "other" sites are indicating there still might be FD for October and someone actually said it would be released to UK and Aussie travelers before US. So if you booked thru Disney or their representatives, there might still be a savings in your future.

We are not big breakfast eaters either, except when DH2 is with us and we have to protect the plant life in the park, but since we are doing two days of F&W, we got one ADRS for a signature place ( Narcossee)and two others (BOG and Bomas) and so for us that is a treat (only one repeat).
The Dh is a grazer so a hot cinnamon almond bag from Canada, a chocolate croissant, a candy bar, cake, cupcakes, cookie, you name it, is almost always sticking in one hand.

BTW if you are wearing a button that says something special, like Anniversary, or BIRTHDAY, or such, we found people handing us food. Since I am not a huge sweet eater, DH (or DS2) gets it. Might want to slap a button on that son, King. yay

Free dining for UK for 2014 was already announced last year:

http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2013/06/20/news-2014-disney-world-free-dining-packages-for-united-kingdom-residents/

King Fergus

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King Fergus wrote:
Cheers for all that info folks..Yep,in 2012 ( our last trip. ) we got free QS DDP when we booked PORS..But managed 3 TS meals,( one being a signature ) But this year we missed out on free DDP but scooped 40% off deluxe resort...So I'am thinking of booking one more TS meal..( not a character one ) I fancy a fun one..Been to RF twice and T- Rex once,but last trip our Pizza Experience was very enjoyable at VN ...Back to my Matrix...

Some of the early rumors on the "other" sites are indicating there still might be FD for October and someone actually said it would be released to UK and Aussie travelers before US. So if you booked thru Disney or their representatives, there might still be a savings in your future.

We are not big breakfast eaters either, except when DH2 is with us and we have to protect the plant life in the park, but since we are doing two days of F&W, we got one ADRS for a signature place ( Narcossee)and two others (BOG and Bomas) and so for us that is a treat (only one repeat).
The Dh is a grazer so a hot cinnamon almond bag from Canada, a chocolate croissant, a candy bar, cake, cupcakes, cookie, you name it, is almost always sticking in one hand.

BTW if you are wearing a button that says something special, like Anniversary, or BIRTHDAY, or such, we found people handing us food. Since I am not a huge sweet eater, DH (or DS2) gets it. Might want to slap a button on that son, King. yay


Cheers for that... clapping

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We usually eat at TS restaurants. The DH is not a big fan of QS and likes to sit and relax thru out the day. I am good either way.

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Mrsbc wrote:
We love having the DDP and have managed to get all our ADRs booked, we usually have a pastry and coffee for breakfast, but try to have a couple of buffets through the trip, a CS lunch and dinner about 8pm, we're doing:
Flying Fish
Yachtsman Steakhouse
Narcoosees
Fultons Crab House
Coral Reef (lunch)
Chefs de France
Hollywood and Vine (Fantasmic)
Be Our Guest
Ohana
House of Blues
And a couple of Captains Grille breakfasts (to pay)
4 of them are new ones for us to try this year Smile

Nice choices here !!

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I think we have a TS for every night and most mornings for our trip. Reason being everyone needs a decent sized breakfast to tackle the parks or we get cranky (valuable lesson learned during our 2011 trip) and we love relaxing over dinner at night before we head back out to the parks. Lunch is usually CS and typically lighter since we snack in the afternoon. Can you tell we like food? laugh

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I can't really speak too much from TS though I am planning to add more TS places on my next trip. But I don't think I could eat a TS every day. One, it's more money. Two, it takes up a lot of time. And three if applicable, a lot more food! For CS, as long as I spice it up and not eat the same things over and over again, I should be fine. I didn't emphasize food on my last trip for nothing!

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I'm a big ADR girl, I like to make a fair few per trip. Most days have an ADR in fact, or at least every other day. We don't do signatures though. We like light breakfasts like you, and usually have a pastry or piece of toast.

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we do ts every day but usually lunch so not as expensive and not as much food then we do qs for the rest

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