The date is slowly creeping closer. It's all setting in more and more every day. Focusing at work is becoming difficult. :)
I got an e-mail from Erin from Orbitz and she was able to snag our reservation number. After looking our reservation up on Disney World's website I saw that we have a lagoon view at the Polynesian Resort! Yay! There is a chance that with any given lagoon view that you can see part of the Magic Kingdom (Space Mountain, Cindy's Castle) but with a slightly obstructed view. Maybe a tree in the way or something like that. Either way, we'll be seeing water and probably one of the other resorts out our window.
Since we know for sure now that we aren't Club Level we're going to go ahead and use Garden Grocer to get some snacks and water. I'll probably start making out the list in a few weeks and place my order shortly thereafter. I'm thinking that I will inquire with the front desk about the availability in Club Level when we check-in. The difference a night will be around $40 which comes out to be $320 for eight nights. They often can give you a special discounted rate for upgrading. I'd lose my lagoon view and go garden view just to have access to the Club Level lounge. Those additional snacks and drinks would save us some money on breakfast and possibly lunch or dinner.
Walgreens sells Disney gift cards and I am thinking of loading one up with a couple of hundred bucks before we leave. It would be nice to not have to keep paying with cash or our debit card for everything. Dealing with balancing all of that would be a headache for me and I'd like to make it as stress-free as possible.
I've also decided to cancel our Cape May Cafe reservation. The price of the buffet as gone up to $35 per person and I just don't see us wanting to spend that (especially when they got rid of the oysters). Sure, they added crab legs to the buffet but that doesn't justify the cost in my book. We may replace that reservation with dinner at the new restaurant in Mexico that opens this week. Once I look at the full menu I will decide.
If you follow me on Twitter (Stacey87) you may have seen my tweet the other night that I had picked my American Idol Experience song. I did! That is, up until I realized that the song that I chose isn't the song that I was thinking it was. When I read the list the first time I saw that "Love Song" was listed under "Pop/Rock." I assumed it was "Love Song" by Sara Bareilles. After looking at the list again I noticed that it was listed under "Pop/Rock Ballads" and not "Up Tempo." It couldn't possibly be the same song since Sara's song is fast. Bummer. Now I am back to square one. Let me just say... The AIE list sucks. : )