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the rest of my "no dining plan" trip results

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-05-17 15:17
Hi All,

So we did it, a week at Disney without the dining plan. As you may remember from the previous thread, the first day was a great success - we ate well AND were well under the dining plan cost.

The rest of the week proved to be the same. We ate where we wanted, ordered what we wanted and the grand total spent on food for the two of us, for 8 Disney days was $697.86. The DDP would have cost us $942.62, so a great savings!

The only day we went "over" the DDP cost was our Animal Kingdom day. Lunch at Tusker House (the ROL package) was ridiculous! $110 for a buffet lunch ... just crazy! That, and a QS dinner put us over the DDP for the day, but that was the only day.

So, I'm still a "free" DDP girl, but won't be paying for it again. I think the only way you do break even/save a bit is if you're doing A LOT of in the park character meals.

Hope this helps someone else be brave and take the no DDP plunge!
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the rest of my "no dining plan" trip results

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-05-17 15:17
Hi All,

So we did it, a week at Disney without the dining plan. As you may remember from the previous thread, the first day was a great success - we ate well AND were well under the dining plan cost.

The rest of the week proved to be the same. We ate where we wanted, ordered what we wanted and the grand total spent on food for the two of us, for 8 Disney days was $697.86. The DDP would have cost us $942.62, so a great savings!

The only day we went "over" the DDP cost was our Animal Kingdom day. Lunch at Tusker House (the ROL package) was ridiculous! $110 for a buffet lunch ... just crazy! That, and a QS dinner put us over the DDP for the day, but that was the only day.

So, I'm still a "free" DDP girl, but won't be paying for it again. I think the only way you do break even/save a bit is if you're doing A LOT of in the park character meals.

Hope this helps someone else be brave and take the no DDP plunge!
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Episode 1564 - Oddsmakers 2017 + LQs

wdwtoday.com - Wed, 2017-05-17 14:00
The listeners pick the topics and we play Oddsmaker. They are mostly centered around the 50th anniversary. Let's see how we do.
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Episode 1563 - Annual Pass: Is it Worth It

wdwtoday.com - Wed, 2017-05-17 14:00
We dive deep into an annual pass debate and even bring Len into the mix. Hear why the guys all have decided to be AP members. Brought to you by Kingdom Strollers and DVC Resale Market.
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Jimmy Kimmel will return as Oscars host in 2018

TheDisneyBlog.com - Wed, 2017-05-17 12:12

Other than the one huge system level stain at the very end of the telecast, Jimmy Kimmel’s first year hosting The Oscars was a smashing success. So it should be no surprise that he has been asked by ABC to return for a second consecutive year. Also returning are producers...

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StarWars Spectacular show

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-05-17 12:01
I just saw online that this will not be offered in Oct this year anyone know if that is true? I was looking forward to seeing it while we are there.
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StarWars Spectacular show

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-05-17 12:01
I just saw online that this will not be offered in Oct this year anyone know if that is true? I was looking forward to seeing it while we are there.
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The Little Mermaid live musical special coming to ABC this fall

TheDisneyBlog.com - Wed, 2017-05-17 04:58

Disney is getting into the live broadcast musical business this fall with “The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live!” Following in the success of NBC and FOX, ABC will take the classic Disney animated film and make a new made-for-tv experience. The two-hour special event will intertwine show...

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Celebrity Spotting: Michael Rooker at Disneyland with you know who….

TheDisneyBlog.com - Wed, 2017-05-17 04:25

Michael Rooker plays Yondo in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy series. Without giving too much away, he’s the blue skinned leader of a band of Ravagers who abducts the young Peter Quill from Earth. Then rather than deliver Quill to his real father, he acts as a surrogate father raising...

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ABC places “The Good Doctor” on fall schedule

TheDisneyBlog.com - Wed, 2017-05-17 03:49

One of the early fall favorites on ABC has to be “The Good Doctor.” It follows Shaun Murphy (played by Freddie Highmore) as a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome who moves from a quiet country life to a major hospital’s surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable...

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80s sitcom Roseanne resurrected for ABC

TheDisneyBlog.com - Wed, 2017-05-17 03:36

Everything old is new again at Disney. 1980s ground-breaking family comedy “Roseanne” will return to ABC with the original cast. The reboot seems like a bit of risk, given how John Goodman’s character Dan was killed off in the last season. But I suspect the writers will do some magical...

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Fireworks dining for MK?

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-05-17 03:35
I remember a while back seeing one of the restaurants - Contemporary? - was doing a dessert meal near windows to watch fireworks from. Can someone refresh my memory on that? Any opinions of if it was worth it?

Thanks!
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Fireworks dining for MK?

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-05-17 03:35
I remember a while back seeing one of the restaurants - Contemporary? - was doing a dessert meal near windows to watch fireworks from. Can someone refresh my memory on that? Any opinions of if it was worth it?

Thanks!
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DIS Unplugged Podcast – 05/16/17 – Disney World Show

disunplugged.com - Wed, 2017-05-17 03:00
In this episode, Disney Cruise Line announces new ports for Fall 2018, Yacht Club’s new quick service location is now open, and we discuss our thoughts on Disney’s newest fireworks show, Happily Ever After! Want to get in touch? Check out our contact page. Podcasts 05/16/17 – News + Pandora + Happily Ever After: [Download Mp3] Show [...]
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MNSSHP Regulars

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-05-17 01:44
:mickey: I am very excited, this is the first time we are going. I will be traveling with my 3 DD's.

What is the one thing you do when you go, that we can not miss out on?
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MNSSHP Regulars

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-05-17 01:44
:mickey: I am very excited, this is the first time we are going. I will be traveling with my 3 DD's.

What is the one thing you do when you go, that we can not miss out on?
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Old Key West - Early Check In

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-05-16 21:31
So we are about 30 days away (ok, 33 days but who's counting?) and I am looking to do an early check in at OKW. So I have a couple of questions. Does the early check in allow me to decided which building to reserve a room in and if so what does anyone recommend at that resort? We have reservations for a 2 bedroom villa for our party of six people. What locations are ideal?

Thanks! :thumbsup:
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Old Key West - Early Check In

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-05-16 21:31
So we are about 30 days away (ok, 33 days but who's counting?) and I am looking to do an early check in at OKW. So I have a couple of questions. Does the early check in allow me to decided which building to reserve a room in and if so what does anyone recommend at that resort? We have reservations for a 2 bedroom villa for our party of six people. What locations are ideal?

Thanks! :thumbsup:
Categories: Disney Blogs

Magical Express

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-05-16 17:44
I can't remember - can I take Magical Express one way if I don't have a package? Our plan is to stay at Universal first (so I guess the cheapest way for three people to get from the airport is a cab?), then switch to Disney, but it will be a Room Only reservation. Does that still qualify for ME? My husband suggest we stay at Disney first for three days, then move to Universal, then move back to Disney - OMG. I told him that is insane!
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Magical Express

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-05-16 17:44
I can't remember - can I take Magical Express one way if I don't have a package? Our plan is to stay at Universal first (so I guess the cheapest way for three people to get from the airport is a cab?), then switch to Disney, but it will be a Room Only reservation. Does that still qualify for ME? My husband suggest we stay at Disney first for three days, then move to Universal, then move back to Disney - OMG. I told him that is insane!
Categories: Disney Blogs