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Trip Reports & Member Reviews Discuss Veri's Pre-Trip Report October 2013 in the Vacation Planning forums; OK the Better Half and I have booked our OCT2013 trip to WDW (AKA "The Mothership"). We'll be staying at Saratoga Springs for 10 days, then spend 5 more days ...
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    Veri's Pre-Trip Report October 2013

    OK the Better Half and I have booked our OCT2013 trip to WDW (AKA "The Mothership"). We'll be staying at Saratoga Springs for 10 days, then spend 5 more days with Kim's parents in south of Tampa. We'll take advantage of Food & Wine fest as Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. Still have to solidify our dining and other adventure plans.
    For dining we're thinking:
    Be Our Guest, Yachtsman Steak House, Beaches and Cream, and wing it the rest of the time.
    Toying witht he idea of a tour, maybe Wild by Design or something like that.

    Will update as plans develop
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    Re: Veri's Pre-Trip Report October 2013

    So we've made our ADRs. No surpirse that Be Our Guest is fully booked 180 days out. We did book Citricos, Cuchina, 50s Prime Time and Liberty Tree, We also bought our Mickey's No So Scary Hollaween Party tickets. Primary plan so far is to eat and drink our way arounf the World Showcase during Foof & Wine Fest and enjoy our fiorst look at FLE Phase I.
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    Re: Veri's Pre-Trip Report October 2013

    BoG, try 24-36 hours ahead of the first ADR time for BoG. Sometimes people change their ADRs at the last minute. Watch the boards over the next month. They are currently testing adding a QS area of BoG at dinner to add more ADR space at dinner time. If this flies for a short time there will be a sudden pop of open ADR space. Also watch for California Grill to start taking ADRs very soon after the major remodel/closure ends. Those ADRs are not yet in the mix, many will switch out BoG if they have already done it for an ADR at Cali. Again, those will go quickly so you'd need to be watching for it to happen.

    Me, your Yatchman I am the most envious of and F&W. My DS is going to take some Vacation time in October, his Girlfriends folks are coming down and they will be staying for 5 nights at the Boardwalk during F & W
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    Re: Veri's Pre-Trip Report October 2013

    Hey Veri!! I'm jealous man! Your trip is so close and ours is hanging by a thread for 2014. I love the Liberty Tree! We ate there for Thanksgiving the past 2 years and it was awesome!!!!



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    Re: Veri's Pre-Trip Report October 2013

    Getting Close!
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    Re: Veri's Pre-Trip Report October 2013

    just in the one week count down. Cannot wait to hit the ground!

    Leaving Vencie at 1020 Central Europe Time get in to Orlando round about 630 PM Ist day is pretty much a loss but eight full days to follow is a good thing!
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    Re: Veri's Pre-Trip Report October 2013

    So excited for you. Yep, that first day will be lost but you might muster up some energy for a few adult beverages around the pool.
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    Re: Veri's Pre-Trip Report October 2013

    So Finally getting around to writing my trip report.

    Day 1: Hopped on a Lufthansa flight from Venice to Fankfurt, then on to Orlando. Ended up being 11 hours travel in total, we were both very tired. Good news is that Lufthansa is a very nice airline, nice planes, good inflight entertainment systems. On a side note Magical Express for baggage did not apply, we had to claim our luggage at Orlando and bring ti with us to clear customs, just so you all know. Any way we arrived Orlando round about 630 PM hopped the Magical Express bus (with our luggage) and were on our way to Saratoga Springs. Rolled in, registered grabbed a golf cart ride to our building and settled in. Round about 8ish we decided we needed a "back in the US" snack and went to Artist's Palette for sandwiches. With our travels behond us we wandered back to the room and hit the hay.
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    Re: Veri's Pre-Trip Report October 2013

    I love Artist Point. FYI, I always take my bags onto ME. I check them in the lobby going home, but I'm not a fan of waiting on luggage from Disney at arrival.

    Waiting for day 2.
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