Thursday, April 1, 2010

Bummer Major

I got a little ahead of myself I think.  Got my hopes up.  Orbitz wasn't able to book the DDP with Disney for us. 

We have the $250.00 gift card so I think that we'll just use that on our food.  I hope that's enough for lunch and dinner for the both of us.  The F&WF will probably be able to hold me over a bit for a meal when we're at Epcot. 

We'll probably do counter service meals for lunch and dinner.  Maybe we can pick one or two restaurants to eat at so Diane (my mother in law) can experience table service restaurants at WDW.  We probably, in this case, won't choose the most expensive.  I'd love to do Biergarten and Tusker House.  Something different and not "italian" or "american" food. 

I'm hating that I have to break the news to Matt and my mom.  They're gonna be super bummed.

I do see an upside to it all though.  We don't have to worry about being at a certain place at a certain time.  We won't have to bother with giving enough time from place A to place B.  We can just eat whenever we're hungry with no time table.  I'm looking forward to that.

I'll let you know more when I know more!  No word on the accomdations yet!


  1. Well...that sounds good to me, of course. But that's because that is the way we do WDW. In 2008 we had no ADRs and ate only counter service. This year we made three ADRs (and only kept two.)

    I don't think I'll ever make more than 3 ADRs for a week long trip.

  2. Aw! I'm sorry :( That stinks but this will be fine too. Like you said, now you won't be tied to a park on a specific day or a time that you need to be at a certain place. You can just see where the day takes you! That's a great idea to use the $250 for food and maybe splurge on one or 2 nice dinners during your time there. There are some great counter service places too - like the tangerine cafe and the new mexico cantina should be open by then...not to mention all of the F&W kiosks! I don't think you will really even miss the dining plan!

  3. I'm really trying to look at the bright side. Having the F&WF helps a lot! And, my mom said she wants to pay for a few table service meals because of how much she loves doing them. Particularly, 'Ohana. I'd also really like to do Tusker House, Biergarten, or Coral Reef.

    I'm still going to try and BEG WDW once I get our actual reservation number handed over to us. That way I can take the matter into my own hands and try and explain the situation to them and see if they can make an exception.