Thursday, January 20, 2011

Playing It By Ear? Out the Window!

My upcoming trip companion, Ashley, booked our hotel room this morning with her sweet discount.  The total per person came out to be a whopping $93.31!  That's not per night!  That's TOTAL!  Whoa!  Ashley paid her portion so I just have to call the reservation system and pay my part soon.

Our entire idea of "playing it by ear" sort of went buh-bye after we started talking about our dining reservations.  We realized it would have to be more organized since we'd have to be at the right place at the right time.  The schedule goes as follows.

Saturday, March 5 - Arrival into Orlando at 3:05 p.m.  Ashley and I visit Magic Kingdom.  Watch Main Street Electrical Parade and Wishes.  Head to Boma for a 9:25 p.m. reservation.

Sunday, March 6 - Visit Epcot all day with a 12:30 p.m. reservation at Teppan Edo.

Monday,  March 7 - Beach Day!  Dinner off-property at Seito Sushi.  Whatever we want to do after that. 

Tueday, March 8 - Animal Kingdom in the morning then head to Hollywood Studios to park and walk to Epcot.  Lunch at Les Chefs de France at 1:00 p.m. and then back to Hollywood Studios for the afternoon and to watch Fantasmic. 

Wednesday, March 9 - Get on a crappy airplane and head back to boring old Michigan.

We're talking about booking a horseback riding reservation at Fort Wilderness as well at some point during the trip.  More details to come!


  1. How I did I know you'd end up throwing "play it by ear" out the window? Haha!

    I'm not gonna lie...I always chuckle when I read your plans because they are so different than the types of plans we make. Mainly because we pretty much hate ADRs.

    If I were to go on such a short trip, I wouldn't be making any ADRs. Even for our last trip, which was a week long, we only had two ADRs. And the trip before that we had no ADRs. I think they are just major time-suckers and totally not worth it for me. Except maybe Restaurant Marrakesh....yum!

  2. AWESOME!!!!!! Our first trip to WDW in 2000, I didn't even know on-property resorts existed then. I knew nothing. But I had a friend who was a manager of a hotel in town here. She got me her employee discount at a great hotel near Disney, told them I was her employee. Like $30 a night. Not a crappy place either. Couple years later she got us beachfront in Myrtle Beach for like $45 a night...over 4th of July weekend.

    Isn't it great to have friends in high places???

    Hope you have a fab trip with your friend!!