Sunday, 28 May 2017

Walt Disney World Planning | ADR's

If I was more organised, there would be a "booking my holiday" sort of post, but there isn't, so we're going to jump straight in to dining reservations.

In February, I made my advance dining reservations (ADR's) for my trip to Disney World this summer.  It's my first time doing this as the last two trips we took food into the parks, ate quick service, and ate outside the parks, so onside dining isn't something I have done or have much knowledge about.  As it's just my mum and I going, there's only two people to please which made this whole process a lot easier.

After watching countless vlogs, reviews and reading up on various restaurants months before we could even do our ADR's, we both wrote a list of "must do's".  So basically, just where we absolutely had to go.  My top pics were Be Our Guest so I could meet Beast, the Hoop Dee Doo, 50's Prime Time, and Trattoria Al Forno for the new character breakfast.   Mums's were "wherever I can meet Donald Duck".  Thanks mum, that was more helpful than you knew!

Okay, so I'm going to be completely honest here.  I had every single one of our days planned for at least 2 months before our ADR day and from that decided on where to eat depending on what park we were in.   Every time i'd suggest somewhere mum would respond "whatever, yeah that sounds good".  Not so helpful, but none the less we got there in the end.

So, our reservations are:

  1. Crystal Palace -  breakfast
  2. 50's Prime Time Cafe - lunch
  3. Hoop Dee Doo - dinner
  4. Rose & Crown - dinner
  5. T-Rex - dinner
  6. Garden Grill - breakfast
  7. 1900 Park Fare - breakfast
  8. Be Our Guest - dinner
  9. Tusker House - lunch
  10. Beaches & Cream - lunch
  11. Trattoria Al Forno - breakfast
  12. Garden Grill - dinner

We still have one credit left to use (Hoop Dee Do uses 2 each) so we'll have to have a think about where to use that.  As you can see we have a lot of character dining, which is such a great way to meet characters, without the long wait in line.  I'm most looking forward to the Hoop Dee Doo.  It's something i've wanted to do for a couple of years so I'm over the moon I finally get to experience it for myself instead of vicariously through other people on youtube!

I'm more excited about this trip than words could ever describe.  More planning posts will be coming over the next few months, including some of the ways I have made money to pay for this, our fastpass+ choices, what non-Disney activities we are planning as well as my WDW 2017 bucket list and our must do's (yes, that is different than a bucket list!).

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