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trying 5 new things DISNEY VERSION

Inspired by Honeymoonin's "trying 5 new things" post http://www.wdwforgrownups.com/forum/trying-5-new-things

I was thinking what 5 new things I'm wanting to try on my next Disney trip!

Here's my trying 5 new things at Disney list:

1) New resort - Will schedule to stay at the Polynesian
2) Deluxe dining plan - I've always done the standard plan and am looking forward to the appetizers!
3) Time of year - I'm hoping to go in the winter for the first time
4) No occasion buttons - I've always gone over a birthday or anniversary, so it will be neat to find out if I can still get special treatment without a button!
5) Spa? - I'd love to get a spa treatment done, maybe a Swedish massage. Either that or a Segway tour. They're the same price so I'll have to see which seems better at the time.

What about you? What would you like to try on your next trip?

***update! I tried #1-4 on my Feb 2012 trip, and loved all of it! I still ended up with special treatment without a button. I didn't make it to the spa or segway tour, but I did try FOOD POISONING instead! laugh

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I have a bunch of firsts for our June Vacation

1> Entire Family Traveling Together
2> New Resort Bay Lake Tower
3> In a Disney Wedding
4> Les Chefs de France

Looks like I'm one "new" experience short of five! What else should we do as a first?

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J.P. definitely splurge on the massage. Ed and I got one on our honeymoon and it was the best decision ever. The massage was towards the end of the trip when our bones and muscles were starting to ache from all the walking. I felt so refreshed after. At saratoga springs (which is where we went for the massage) We were given access to the entire spa for the entire day. so we relaxed in the the sauna and the hot tub. Enjoyed fresh oranges and ice cold water. There were granola bars and organic snacks for purchase.

Also thanks for expanding on my idea, i never thought of it this. It's so cool. Especially since i've only been to the world twice and Ed once. There are TONS of things we have never done.

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We have some new things we are trying on our next trip to Disney World.
(1) New Resort- POR for the first time
(2) All of our ADRs 15 total are at restaurants we have not tried before
(3) Going to the Water Parks this time
(4) Actually spending some time shopping in DTD last time we just end up at Disney Quest for husband and son
(5) Several snacks we have on a list to try for the first time ex cupcakes, dole whip, etc

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I could make a list just of places to eat and attractions! It's silly that I've been to the parks soooo many times and this is my list:

1. Eat at Le Cellier
2. Eat at Chefs de France
3. Ride Mission Space
4. Ride Expedition Everest
5. Eat a Turkey Leg!
6. Ride Primeval Whirl

This list might have to be accomplished over several visits actually mickey

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I have quiet a few since we are taking our 2 year old for the first time I think we are going to do ALL sorts of new things..but anyway..here are the five I am looking forward to...

1. Taking advantage of those Baby Centers. You may joke but LizzyB has pumped them up so much I am excited to use them. I don't anticipate Holden being potty trained by that time but you never know.
2. Going to some of the playgrounds--like the BoneYard and the one at MGM (is that still there? I never pay attention)
3. Getting to rope drop at all the parks. Let's just say pre-baby dave and I weren't early risers.
4. Spend more time at the resort..
5. Not being a commando (that one's gonna be tough).

I'll just pipe in here and say that the Segway Tour is AWESOME. We did it a few years ago and had the BEST time.

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Lizzy_B wrote:
I could make a list just of places to eat and attractions! It's silly that I've been to the parks soooo many times and this is my list:

1. Eat at Le Cellier
2. Eat at Chefs de France
3. Ride Mission Space
4. Ride Expedition Everest
5. Eat a Turkey Leg!
6. Ride Primeval Whirl

This list might have to be accomplished over several visits actually mickey

Yes you are right Lizzy, you simply cannot
1.Eat at LeCellier
2.Eat at Chefs de France
3.Eat a turkey leg AND
4.Ride Primeval Whirl during the same 1 week time span. laugh Sick

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Here's my list from my November trip:

1. Went to Orlando with extended family.
2. Went to the Disney parks alone (family did Universal, hubby couldn't come).
3. Made it to a park in time for rope drop (twice, actually, and a third time I just missed rope drop).
4. Tried a Dole Whip.
5. Went to Universal Studios during the trip (fun, but not Disney World by a long shot).

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Oh this is fun. Here's mine:

1) Visit WDW in December to see it decorated for Christmas
2) Stay at a new resort - Art of Animation
3) Take my nephew on Space Mountain for his first time
4) Try a zebra dome
5) Convince my nieces that the Haunted Mansion isn't scary

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Here is my list

1 - try new restaurants
2 - spa day!
3 - take one of the tours
4 - cupcake crawl
5 - decorate a Christmas tree

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/12/lucky-guests-decorate-a-magic-kingdom-christmas-tree/

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honeymoonin wrote:
J.P. definitely splurge on the massage. Ed and I got one on our honeymoon and it was the best decision ever.
Also thanks for expanding on my idea, i never thought of it this.

Honeymoonin: I really loved your post. I could only think of new disney things to do so instead of hijacking your post I started another. You've given me something more to consider about the spa!

Kristen K. wrote:
I have a bunch of firsts for our June Vacation.
Looks like I'm one "new" experience short of five! What else should we do as a first?

Why not add "Entire family travelling together with no fighting"? laugh

LizzyB/vettelover: My list would have been 20 new things if I included dining! And you should definitely eat at Chefs de France, it's delicious.

Bella: hope you have fun with all those new parental activities! The Honey I shrunk the Kids playground is amazing at HS.

Crazycat: Congrats on finally trying a dolewhip! I also tried my first one in 2011.

Kris: Zebra domes are great! If you can't convince your nieces to go on the ride, at least take them through the new interactive cemetery line. That might get them more interested, too!

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I'm surprised no one put "get picked to stay in the cinderella castle" dont they sometimes randomly pick people to stay the night? or is that over...

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Oh this is fun!

1. Eat at Bistro de Paris
2. Rock in a rocker in Frontierland - or anywhere there is an empty rocker!
3. Try a carrot cake cookie at Writer's in HS
4. Rope drop at MK
5. nap in a hammock at CBR.

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OOoo, new things! Here's what I would put on the list for our April trip:

1. Cupcake crawl (Thanks JoAnn for reminding me!)
2. The Pork Tenderloin at CA Grille (I always say I will try it and then end up getting the steak!)
3. Either the HoP or CoP at MK (doing both might be pushing it for me Tongue)
4. Chocolate Chip Mickey Waffle
5. Ride the Liberty Belle Steamboat at MK

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I am assuming CoP is carousel of progress....? what's hop?

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Hall of Presidents maybe?

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honeymoonin and MicRac - you are correct

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emmaanne wrote:
I'm surprised no one put "get picked to stay in the cinderella castle" dont they sometimes randomly pick people to stay the night? or is that over...

Nope, thats been over for a while. That was only for "Year of a Million Dreams". I thinks it more of a "Got enough money you can stay there" thing now.

Okay, my 5 things:
1) Paraglide on Bay Lake.
2) Take one of those little speed boats out on Seven Seas Lagoon.
3) Do the Wild Africa Trek at Animal Kingdom.
4) Go to MVMCP
5) See Osborne Lights

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Oh MrHub...The last two on your list were on my list for what was supposed to be the December trip (that has now been moved to October). I'm sad I'll miss them.

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So up above, I said "Try the Pork Tenderloin at CA Grille".

I just saw this on an updated CA Grille menu posted over at allears.net:

Cast Iron-seared Bison - truffle mac & cheese, brussel sprouts, cipollini, smoked bacon, glace de viande $47

I've never had bison, and am now really intrigued! Anyone ever had, or had this dish yet?

Sorry, don't mean to hi-jack the thread mickey

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Bison is very good. It is sweeter tasting than regular steak. My husband had the Bison at Artist Point and said it was awesome. Going to California Grill this year so I am sure he will order Bison there also. He even orders Bison Burgers at many restaurants. You should definitely try it sometime.

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So up above, I said "Try the Pork Tenderloin at CA Grille".

I just saw this on an updated CA Grille menu posted over at allears.net:

Cast Iron-seared Bison - truffle mac & cheese, brussel sprouts, cipollini, smoked bacon, glace de viande $47

I've never had bison, and am now really intrigued! Anyone ever had, or had this dish yet?

Sorry, don't mean to hi-jack the thread mickey

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I've only had bison burgers which are good.

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mrhub wrote:

Nope, thats been over for a while. That was only for "Year of a Million Dreams". I thinks it more of a "Got enough money you can stay there" thing now.

I would love to know who stays there and what it costs etc. It's fascinating to me.

I liked the Year of a Million Dreams promo but it seemed like it made people on edge and disappointed when they didn't get things. At least that's the way I saw it on a board I frequented back then.

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I've had the bison at CA Grill! Its amazing! also, if you haven't had the goat cheese ravioli there, its a must have!

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Yes Jeff I have had the Bison several time and it is great! I think its the best meal I've had at the Cali. Grill.

Here's a pic: http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac278/Disneyaddict1021/WDW%20Oct%202011/Sunday/IMG_0335.jpg

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*drool slobber drool drool*

Thanks for that pic!

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JeffC wrote:
So up above, I said "Try the Pork Tenderloin at CA Grille".

I just saw this on an updated CA Grille menu posted over at allears.net:

Cast Iron-seared Bison - truffle mac & cheese, brussel sprouts, cipollini, smoked bacon, glace de viande $47

I've never had bison, and am now really intrigued! Anyone ever had, or had this dish yet?

Sorry, don't mean to hi-jack the thread mickey

My husband had the bison dish when we were there in October. He loved it!!

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I love how many of the wish lists contain food!

mr.hub's "paraglide on bay lake" sounds amazing!

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Mr.hub we were gonna do the paragliding on our trip in november. But we opted for the massage instead. That's gonna happen on my next trip for sure.

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Hi,

I'm here, having called in sick from work for the fifth day in a row, recovering from bronchitis. May I offer my list? Thanks J.P. for starting this thread.

1) Swim in Stormalong Bay, the pool shared by the Yacht Club and Beach Club Resorts. Though I stayed at Beach Club December 7-12, 2006, the weather never warmed enough for me to go swimming.
2) See a Disney movie shown during the marshmallow roast at Fort Wilderness Campgrounds.
3) Eat at Chefs de France. In eight trips to WDW, there are about a dozen restaurants at which I've never eaten.
4) Stay in the Contemporary Resort.
5) Get picked from the audience of the Indiana Jones stunt show.

I think I did four of the things on LizzyB's list on three different trips.

Jim

"That ain't workin'/That's the way ya do it/Get bronchitis for nothin'/and your coughs for free."--Dire Straits.

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Here are my 5 things to try:

1) Stay at a deluxe - WL - We've done moderates the past 2 trips, but I really want to see if a Deluxe is worth the money
2) Eat more snacks: get one of the new waffle sandwiches at MK and finally try a School Bread
3) Go on some of the rides/shows that I always seem to miss (Great Movie Ride, Bugs Life, Finding Nemo show)
4) Watch more of the "Street performers" - we have always gone before in the summer, and I'm usually too hot and cranky to stay and watch them, but hopefully I'll be able to stick around more in January
5) Drink more... Now this might seem like a funny one, but DH doesn't drink, and so I don't drink that much when it's just the 2 of us, but there are some things that I've really wanted to try, but just never got around to (I also don't like drinking in the heat, so again, I'm hoping the cooler weather will help me out on that Smile ) And it always amuses me to have him cart me around when I'm tipsy!

I'm also going to try Garden Grocer for water and breakfast foods this time around - the last time, I didn't drink enough water because I couldn't stand the taste, so I'm gonna buy a case or two to have on hand. And I'm planning on bringing a little french press and getting coffee supplies, so I can make coffee and enjoy it on the balcony of our room in the morning.
Has anyone used them before, and was it good?

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