After thinking I was going to “take it easy” in 2020 to save up for the big 5-0 in 2021, I totally changed the 2021 plans and voila! extra vacation money. So…
Beth’s Disney Birthday 2020 is on!!
This one’s with a room and ticket package - but you have to wait until July 18 to see where I’m staying!! Ha!!! I’m also doing Memory Maker because I love the pics! And Deluxe Dining Package - not trying to “screw the Mouse” on it but rather to just have as much paid up front as possible. I know that MANY people will look at my dining plans and be like “Why DxDP?” but it’s what I decided to do.
Today was my ADR day, and I tried to make them relative-ish to my park plans for the day - some days I have 2 “planned”. All but 1 I made for 2 because I have friends in the area who may join me for a meal or two (the one I only made for 1 will be obvious in the list). I got up early even on a day off from school and went to Starbucks to be online (long story - basically protesting how the cable company only values new customers…other than ADR day it’s no big deal). Got my coffee, logged onto the computer, pulled out my list of my desired ADRs in order of probable difficulty of booking, and got my phone ready too (I know how to work this thing!).
6:00am came and I started! By 6:15 here is what I had…
7/18 - 4:45pm Skipper Canteen
7/19 - 8:05am Garden Grill
5:05pm Beaches and Cream
7/20 (birthday itself) - 7:30am 'Ohana
7/21 - 9:00am Topolino’s Terrace
6:05pm Coral Reef (this is the one that will hopefully get changed to Le Cellier which appears to not be loaded at all yet as there is nothing for ANY size party, ANY time, ANY day during my trip or the week or so leading up - and I know sometimes things are not all loaded for whatever reason. I’m checking AND a res finder is set)
7/22 - 8:10am Tusker House (a tough choice as I love Bon Voyage Breakfast as well and could not fit it in, but since this is a split AK/MK day, having breakfast in AK made more sense than going to a resort and then going to AK after eating - if the gluten-free options at Topolino’s aren’t great (my TA is going in May and if she doesn’t get a pic from one of her colleagues before she is going to take a pic for me) I’ll try to change that one to BVB)
7:00pm Cinderella’s Royal Table (the only one I made for just me because of the pre-blocking of 2 credits per person)
7/23 - 8:00am Crystal Palace (gotta get my Pooh and Friends fix!!)
4:00pm BOG (If Le Cellier comes through this will change to a 1-credit place) - a final dinner before the Tragical Express (flight at 9:57pm, so I figure I’m good with a 4pm dinner somewhere)
At 7, I called to book the ROL Dessert Party as I was using a gift card and got that for 7/20 as well!!
The remaining credit will be a CS breakfast (should be anyway) when I arrive - get my mug, get some food after a 5:00am flight, then head to MK.
I’ve got my fingers crossed that they extend AK After Hours - if they do and the schedule holds true, it should be on my birthday as well!!!
Other than the couple of tweaks that might happen (Coral Reef becoming Le Cellier, changing Topolino’s pending the menu, BOG if I get Le Cellier), I’m feeling pretty solid about this one!