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Clairenmn wrote:

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?

I've used both Garden Grocer and a French Press Before and I was very satisfied with them both! laugh
That water delivery from GG is huge to my family. We go through Dasani like crazy and hate paying the Disney price for it!

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1. Staying on site
2. Ordering groceries
3. Dole whip
4. drinking around the world
5. Introducing myself as a real life canadian and try to convince someone we live in igloos at Canada Pavillion.

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I did a lot of what I heard on here on my last trip..but for my next trip...

1. Stay at Port Orleans Riverside or Polynesian.
2. Desserts: Cupcakes and carrot cake cookie
3. Le Cellier
4. More resort-hopping! We did hardly any this last time!
5. Rose & Crown and other good places to sit for IllumiNation. Never can find a great spot.

there's so much more that I either can't come up with off the top of my head or already used!

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JoAnn C wrote:
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/

Ok Cupcake crawl????? Sounds like something I could get on board with.

The monorail crawl is a drinking thing right? I have seen it here but have never seen the definition of it.

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Ollie wrote:
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.

I have always wanted to try Bistro de Paris but it wasn't on the Dining plan in the past. This year it is on the plan but they have closed it for remodeling. I read they are changing it from the stuffy tuxedo dining staff to a slightly more causal dining. It will be a signature dining but not as stuffy. I wanted to try it but oh well.

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LeCellierBuff1963 wrote:
Hi,

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.

Last 2 times I was there they were making people show their KTTW cards to prove that you were staying there. There was a big sign stating you could not use that pool unless you are a guest. That is the only pool that I have seen that requires proof. Maybe a lot of the Deluxe pools are like that and I just don't know.

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Bella wrote:
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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.

The last person that I heard of staying there was Suri Cruise. Not to say that no one else has stayed there since, but it was all over the news a couple of weeks ago. So there you go that the type of money you need rolling

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angels444 wrote:
Last 2 times I was there they were making people show their KTTW cards to prove that you were staying there. There was a big sign stating you could not use that pool unless you are a guest. That is the only pool that I have seen that requires proof. Maybe a lot of the Deluxe pools are like that and I just don't know.

Angel that pool is the strictest for checking ID's and the only one you are not allowed to pool hop to period. Some of the others may be changing policy and getting alot stricter too in the future, the Polynesian being one of them. There are rumors of all the pools getting fenced in, so that would make them easier to secure for guests of that resort only.

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angels444 wrote:
JoAnn C wrote:
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/

Ok Cupcake crawl????? Sounds like something I could get on board with.

The monorail crawl is a drinking thing right? I have seen it here but have never seen the definition of it.

Here's the link to the 2012 cupcake crawl from the Disney Food Blog.

http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2012/05/28/food-challenge-the-disney-food-blog-2012-cupcake-crawl/

It also includes a link to the 2011 version.

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angels444 wrote:
Ollie wrote:
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.

I have always wanted to try Bistro de Paris but it wasn't on the Dining plan in the past. This year it is on the plan but they have closed it for remodeling. I read they are changing it from the stuffy tuxedo dining staff to a slightly more causal dining. It will be a signature dining but not as stuffy. I wanted to try it but oh well.

I just made ressies for Bistro, it opens while we are there. I am excited now.

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My 5 new things to try:
1. Staying at AoA -Little Mermaid section
2. Cruising on the Fantasy cruise ship
3. Eating at the CA Grill
4. Going to MVMCP
5. Eating at Ohana

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JoAnn C wrote:
angels444 wrote:
JoAnn C wrote:
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/

Ok Cupcake crawl????? Sounds like something I could get on board with.

The monorail crawl is a drinking thing right? I have seen it here but have never seen the definition of it.

Here's the link to the 2012 cupcake crawl from the Disney Food Blog.

http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2012/05/28/food-challenge-the-disney-food-blog-2012-cupcake-crawl/

It also includes a link to the 2011 version.

Thank you I add the cupcake crawl to my plan. I get to try the chocolate peppermint, but I will miss out on the bunny cupcake and the star wars one but you can't have it all. I'm surprised babycakes didn't make the list.

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Here's ours for our anniversary trip in October:

1) Epcot food and wine festival
2) Staying onsite (Caribbean!)
3) Planning our own trip (usually planned by parents or whoever else we're going with)
4) ADR's (never made any before!)
5) WWoHP (not Disney but I'm still really looking forward to it!)

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First week of November:

1. Top of the World Lounge
2. Jiko Wine Tasting
3. Paradiso 37 - lunch
4. F&W culinary demo - Cake Boss
5. Kimonos - dinner

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November trip

1 MVMCP
2 Candlelight Processional
3 Osborne Family Lights
4 Be our Guest for dinner
5 Stay at the Contemporary (just one night)

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crazycatperson wrote:
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).

That was my list from November 2011. Here's a tentative list for our upcoming October 2012 trip:

1. Stay at a Disney resort (Old Key West on a timeshare exchange). Aside from one night at the Swan, this will be our first time staying onsite.
2. Use Disney transportation exclusively - no personal or rental car. I'll let you know how it goes.
3. Go to a character meal (lunch at Tusker House).
4. Go to Typhoon Lagoon (weather permitting).
5. Eat at Earl of Sandwich (if it fits into our schedule and hubby is agreeable).

We'll also try three new-to-us table-service restaurants (50s Prime Time Cafe, Liberty Tree Tavern, and Teppan Edo), so if numbers 4 and 5 don't work out, I have other new things I can use to replace them.

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Lets see I have done a lot on the previous lists or I want to do some of them. I guess you are looking for the 5 things I will do this trip not 5 things I want to do.

1. MVMCP
2. Be Our Guest
3. Cupcake crawl - which I didnt know I was doing this until yesterday lol
4. Bistro de Paris
5. Yuletide Fantasy

Other then that, it is been there done that or really don't care if I do that. I'm sure some of the pass members and dvc people understand that. You have been there so often you have done what you really wanted to do now it is just enjoying the things you like to do.
Only other things on my wish list are stay at the GF and have Dinner at Victoria and Alberts.

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The new things that we will be doing at our November trip this year

1. Eating at Turf Club
2. Hopefully getting a reservation for Be Our Guest
3. Planning on trying out some counter service places we haven't ate at yet
4. The new fantasyland Smile
5. Splash Mountain and maybe Expedition Everest will be first time rides for me

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For our next trip coming up, here are our 5 new things!

1. New resort(Drunk. AKL and POP in the same trip
2. New time of the year; we usually go in May and this trip is October for our anniversary!
3. New restuarants, 'Ohana, Libery Tree Tavern, and Boma
4. Attending MNSSHP
5. Hoping for either an in-room celebration or Spa treatment!!

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crazycatperson wrote:
crazycatperson wrote:
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).

That was my list from November 2011. Here's a tentative list for our upcoming October 2012 trip:

1. Stay at a Disney resort (Old Key West on a timeshare exchange). Aside from one night at the Swan, this will be our first time staying onsite.
2. Use Disney transportation exclusively - no personal or rental car. I'll let you know how it goes.
3. Go to a character meal (lunch at Tusker House).
4. Go to Typhoon Lagoon (weather permitting).
5. Eat at Earl of Sandwich (if it fits into our schedule and hubby is agreeable).

We'll also try three new-to-us table-service restaurants (50s Prime Time Cafe, Liberty Tree Tavern, and Teppan Edo), so if numbers 4 and 5 don't work out, I have other new things I can use to replace them.

There's so much of Disney you haven't done yet! I think being fully emerged in the Disney atmosphere (buses, resort, character meals) is going to give you a much better experience.

There are a surprising number of you who have never stayed on-site!

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angels444 wrote:
JoAnn C wrote:
angels444 wrote:
JoAnn C wrote:
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/

Ok Cupcake crawl????? Sounds like something I could get on board with.

The monorail crawl is a drinking thing right? I have seen it here but have never seen the definition of it.

Here's the link to the 2012 cupcake crawl from the Disney Food Blog.

http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2012/05/28/food-challenge-the-disney-food-blog-2012-cupcake-crawl/

It also includes a link to the 2011 version.

Thank you I add the cupcake crawl to my plan. I get to try the chocolate peppermint, but I will miss out on the bunny cupcake and the star wars one but you can't have it all. I'm surprised babycakes didn't make the list.

You know, I didn't even realize they weren't on the list! Maybe because it has multiple shops and these are meant to be cupcakes that you can only get at Disney? I don't know, that's all I got.

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Great Idea- Thanks for posting this thread! I did a ton of firsts on my trip this July and got so excited about them! (DTD and parks alone for the first time, first dole whip, first pin trades, first starring rolls dessert, first stay at the dolphin, first time walking home from the parks...It was great! I think there were more but I am blanking. I would still love to....

1. Go to F&W Festival
2. MNSSHP
3.Mickey's Very Merry Christmas
4. Flower & Garden
5. Meet the 7 dwarves and the COUNTRY BEARS* The bears are a must. clapping

....I'm a teacher so I miss a lot of fun stuff having to go in the summer. But one day I will get there!

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The Cookie Crumbler wrote:
angels444 wrote:
JoAnn C wrote:
angels444 wrote:
JoAnn C wrote:
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/

Ok Cupcake crawl????? Sounds like something I could get on board with.

The monorail crawl is a drinking thing right? I have seen it here but have never seen the definition of it.

Here's the link to the 2012 cupcake crawl from the Disney Food Blog.

http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2012/05/28/food-challenge-the-disney-food-blog-2012-cupcake-crawl/

It also includes a link to the 2011 version.

Thank you I add the cupcake crawl to my plan. I get to try the chocolate peppermint, but I will miss out on the bunny cupcake and the star wars one but you can't have it all. I'm surprised babycakes didn't make the list.

You know, I didn't even realize they weren't on the list! Maybe because it has multiple shops and these are meant to be cupcakes that you can only get at Disney? I don't know, that's all I got.

I'm not sure either. Babycakes is inside Pollo Campero at Downtown Disney. One location multiple cupcakes to choose from really surprised it did not make it in there. I will add them to my crawl. I have always been a rebel. laugh

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ChipnDaleFan wrote:
Great Idea- Thanks for posting this thread! I did a ton of firsts on my trip this July and got so excited about them! (DTD and parks alone for the first time, first dole whip, first pin trades, first starring rolls dessert, first stay at the dolphin, first time walking home from the parks...It was great! I think there were more but I am blanking. I would still love to....

1. Go to F&W Festival
2. MNSSHP
3.Mickey's Very Merry Christmas
4. Flower & Garden
5. Meet the 7 dwarves and the COUNTRY BEARS* The bears are a must. clapping

....I'm a teacher so I miss a lot of fun stuff having to go in the summer. But one day I will get there!

How did you manage to meet the Dwarves and Bears?
I forgot to add Starring Rolls to my list. If I chose my vacation I would go during the F&WF, but that's not on my list only because we vacation in the summer.

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5 New Things for my October Trip

1. Staying at a Value Resort (AOA)
2. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall for Breakfast
3. Tutto Italia for dinner
4. Liberty Tree Tavern for dinner (not really new, but it's been a good 25 years, maybe 30)
5. See Cinderella's Wishing Well

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Nice lists everyone. Friends and I are adding the cupcake crawl Smile woohoo

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WOW - lots of great ideas from everyone!
My list would include:

1. Stay at Wilderness Lodge
2. Actually make it to rope drop at MK
3. Keys to the Kingdom tour
4. Having my first ever dole whip
5. The cupcake crawl sounds fantastic

This list could go on and on and on!

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This is a fun one!

1- NOT park hopping
2- Dinner at Be Our Guest
3- Going in January (usually go in August or September)
4- Skipping Animal Kingdom altogether
5- Watching MK fireworks from beach at Polynesian

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Kristen K. wrote:
5 New Things for my October Trip
5. See Cinderella's Wishing Well

huh? What is this?!

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strummer77 wrote:
This is a fun one!
4- Skipping Animal Kingdom altogether

Love this idea. Especially if you're not park hopping. It's a no-branier for me. I don't want to spend a whole day there.

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