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post #641 of 819
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Originally Posted by Monarchgrrl View Post
I'm sure others can tell you about the Crystal Palace. I haven't been there, but I was shocked by the 18% gratuity for a buffet, too. But if you don't "latch" a credit card to your Key to the World card, and tell your server that you are paying cash for the tip (that is what we are doing) then there is no mandatory tip. We'll still tip about 20% if our buffet server is amazing, and really on the ball, but hey, if they aren't, there's no way I'm paying 18% for a buffet server tip. They will definitely be doing much less work. We also don't want any server thinking that they are getting an automatic 18% tip, so that's why we are telling them that it will be a cash tip at the beginning. Hope that helps!

You should also call back and ask to speak to a manager about the cast member's rudeness to you. They take that seriously. You are never supposed to encounter rudeness by a Disney cast member.
What's the key to the world card? Is that the dining thing? We're camping there so no meal package.

And yeah, I don't mind tipping that for a buffet, if it's worth it, but not if I have to.

How do I speak with a manager? And I have no idea who she was - I could barely make out the restaurant's names, she was talking so fast.
post #642 of 819
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Originally Posted by goodcents View Post
Irish are you working with a travel agent? You can get them to make your ADR's. Also if you are set on Liberty Tree (which is very good and would totally fit your needs) I would keep trying. People keep changing plans all the time. Call first thing in the morning when the system "resets".

I have been to the Crystal Palace for lunch and its meeeh. A buffet. Its isn't very memorable. Tigger and Pooh were there, but I don't know if it is character for dinner as well.
Yes, I have a call in to her, but she's away until Friday. We have been trying since February to extend our camping days, with no luck. We are currently scheduled to leave December 26, but want to stay until the 30th.

I'm only set on the Liberty Tree because Divaostrich recommended it, and it's a sit down. I'm leery of buffets with an allergic kid.
post #643 of 819
Hmmm I think there is a Disney hotline for guests with special needs. Here is a link about food restrictions for you http://www.allearsnet.com/din/special.htm

with a number to call.

I wouldn't give up hope with the camp site. I think that only requires a one night deposit if you aren't doing a package. With the economy and gas prices I think you could see some really late cancellations. But I would be calling myself every morning. Slightly obsessive.....but the squeaky wheel gets the camp site.
post #644 of 819
Thanks for the link.
post #645 of 819
Ahem...
15 MORE DAYS!

I am soo excited, & I have even managed to still keep it a secret! We aren't telling them until we are halfway there!
post #646 of 819
[QUOTE=Irishmommy;11553635]What's the key to the world card? Is that the dining thing? We're camping there so no meal package.QUOTE]


The Keys To The World Card is a card you get when you check in. If you bought a package with any park tickets or room nights, then all your information will be on that card and it's also your room key. If you didn't buy any park tickets or anything (just your camp ground) then it becomes just your "room" key. They will ask you when you check in if you want to attach a credit card to the key and then you can use it to purchase things. HTH

Have a great time. I hope you get the reservations at Liberty Tree Tavern!
post #647 of 819
Thread Starter 
We were planning a March 2009 trip to Disneyland, but we found out a month ago we are pregant again and due the end of March/beginning of April!! I have to change my ticker on the dis from vacation to baby!
post #648 of 819
I'm going on a Disney cruise in a week.

I'm sooooooooooooo excited.

Dh and I did this cruise for our honeymoon, again to celebrate my mom's 50th bday and now we are going again.

Anyone else been on a Disney cruise?
post #649 of 819
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We were planning a March 2009 trip to Disneyland, but we found out a month ago we are pregant again and due the end of March/beginning of April!! I have to change my ticker on the dis from vacation to baby!
congrats!!



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I'm going on a Disney cruise in a week.

I'm sooooooooooooo excited.

Dh and I did this cruise for our honeymoon, again to celebrate my mom's 50th bday and now we are going again.

Anyone else been on a Disney cruise?
no... but we want to eventually

just got back from 2 days in disney two weeks ago...

we had lots of fun.

anyone know when/if they are doing free dining again????
post #650 of 819
CONGRATS AngieWin!

FreeMom, have a great time! I'm jealous! I've never been on a cruise. I'm sure a Disney Cruise will be our next plan! Let us know what it was like when you get back!

Our Disney World honeymoon is in 1.5 weeks! Eight days at Animal Kingdom Lodge and the Deluxe Dining Plan! :
post #651 of 819
Disneyland with toddler and a baby? My son has already been twice in his first year but that was the last time we went - May 2007. I'm dying to get back there and we *might* go in October because some friends of ours are also going down there. DH's best friend has some seminar or training at disneyland hotel so his dad got him a room there, how nice huh? But we weren't planning on staying at DLH this time... something more inexpensive however, with two LOs now... maybe we should try to be as close as possible.

ALSO... we did have APs and we let them expire because I was pregnant and I knew it'd be awhile before we'd go again. I'm nervous about making the investment again and not getting our money's worth out of them especially since we live so far away. (about five hour drive). So I'm wondering if anyone knows of the best place to book a package that includes tickets because this will be my first time having to buy tickets (other than AP) since 2001!!
Thanks!!
post #652 of 819
Just popping in to sub. DW and I are going to disney world in Oct!! I'm so excited. We're also seeing the cirque de sola show. Anyone else seen it?
post #653 of 819
anyone else gone on toy story mania yet?

it's soooo cute and fun and the line really isn't bad at all. i had posted that i was tempted to call in sick to work and go, i didn't have to, i ended up getting laid off. : darn mortgage industry!

but the ride, it was great! i have an AP so we go ones a week or so (live about 8 miles away) and i always checkout the line and it's usually no longer then an hour at peak times, which is awesome for summertime and being a new ride.

has anyone ever don an MDC family trip to disneyland? i'm the only person with a kiddo and a pass so we often just go by ourselves, it would be fun to go with more kiddos for my son to play with i think.
post #654 of 819
subbing, lots to read. We are planning another trip to disney, not sure when yet, air fare is killing us!
post #655 of 819
Thread Starter 
My boys are so ready to go back to Disney and they are asking again "When??" They didnt know about the March trip we had been planning. We did WDW when Noah was 9 weeks, but that was in November. I dont think CA or FL in the summer will work with a little one for us. I have seen others do it, but I need it cooler!

Disney Cruise - That is on our agenda when everyone is potty trained. Guess I have another 3 years or so for that!
post #656 of 819
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Originally Posted by Cekimon View Post
Disneyland with toddler and a baby?
We did it - but we brought the grandparents! my twins were 17 months and my baby was 8 weeks. I t was fine - and fun
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So I'm wondering if anyone knows of the best place to book a package that includes tickets because this will be my first time having to buy tickets (other than AP) since 2001!!
Thanks!!
we always just call 407 W Disney. I don't know if they are the cheapest (doubt it...) but I like booking direct. i feel a lot of peace of mind.

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Originally Posted by BurtsGirl View Post
Just popping in to sub. DW and I are going to disney world in Oct!! I'm so excited. We're also seeing the cirque de sola show. Anyone else seen it?
we saw it right after they opened - a special fl resident deal IIRC... we *loved* it. this was prekids but I bet my kids would like it too....

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anyone else gone on toy story mania yet?

it's soooo cute and fun and the line really isn't bad at all.
we did! loved it! we went on 2x... so fun

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i had posted that i was tempted to call in sick to work and go, i didn't have to, i ended up getting laid off. : darn mortgage industry!
I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope something better is right around the corner.


Angie - are you planning on going anyway? we did that for my youngest's first trip. We were already planning a BIG family trip (whole extended family) and I found out I was pregnant. we decided to go anyway and had a blast. he was 8 weeks old....
post #657 of 819
Hiya. So my sister in law got a visa to come to America which means I am planning a trip for MAY!!! Woot I am so excited. It will be out first time in 2 and half years with many failed plans in between. I want to stay at AK. I am thinking of renting DVC points so save on the rooms. What do you guys think? I doubt any specials will run in May......I want to stay for a week.
post #658 of 819
we stayed at AK once. right when it opened. *loved* it.....
post #659 of 819
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Originally Posted by Irishmommy View Post
Well it was booked. The customer service person was pretty rude. We are booked at the Crystal Palace. What's it like?

And an 18% mandatory gratuity for a buffet?????

We did the Crystal Palace in April '08 (me, 8 yr old DD and 1 yr old DS) and we liked it. The CMs were really nice and met each kid at the table and did pics and autographs, the food was fine (we aren't picky anyway though) and they did a really cool thing where all the kids held up there green napkins and walked through the place to simulate the hundred acre wood (they loved it)
post #660 of 819
New momma in here.

I LOVE DISNEY!!!

I use to be a cast member for Disney's Animal Kingdom (drove a truck for Kilimanjaro Safari's) and it was my best job ever! Currently pregnant with a little girl and cannot wait to get to plan her first Disney trip! We're on the West Coast, so Disneyland will be easier and cheaper to go for, but plans for a DW trip are for sure in the future.

The Animal Kingdom Lodge is AMAZING!! I love the fact that the animals are so close.
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