Monday, November 30, 2009

Excited for New Year's at Disney

Christmas break is going to be great fun. The cruise will of course be wonderful, but I am especially excited for Disney.

New news is that I could possibly be joined by dear boyfriend. His dad has mentioned going to Florida and visiting Walt Disney World for Christmas break, and if things go as we'd like, then we'll be there at the same time. However, that's not really in my control. Still, I decided it would be best to plan ahead and made more ADRs to include them. I suppose that is a bit greedy, but I completely intend to cancel any ADRs that I cannot make. I already have five ADRs up for grabs - Jan 1 7:25 PM party of 8 at Citricos, Jan 1 7:00 PM party of 8 at The Wave, Jan 2 8:05 AM party of 4 at Crystal Palace, Jan 2 8:00 AM party of 4 at Whispering Canyon Cafe, Jan 3 8:25 AM party of 4 at Chef Mickey's.

Here are the ADRs that I have for keepsies: Boma, Ohana's, Todd English's bluezoo, Yachtsman Steakhouse, Whispering Canyon Cafe, Artist Point, 1900 Park Fare.

It's the oddest thing... I booked Todd English's bluezoo for four people with no problem. Then when I tried to book it again for eight, it said that I needed credit card confirmation. I wasn't going to mess with that since I'm not even sure that I'm going to use the ADR, so I booked dinner for seven that night at Yachtsman Steakhouse.

Now... the Wilderness Lodge! I'm very excited to be staying at the Wilderness Lodge. Rachel is a bit disappointed because she wanted the Polynesian, but I had been pulling for WL the entire time. See, I first fell in love with WL when I watched Samantha Brown's review of her stay there on the Travel Channel. Of course, Samantha Brown makes everything seem luxurious, but WL really appealed to me. It's so... rustic. Something you wouldn't expect to find in Central Florida. I've been there once for dinner at Artist Point, and it completely feels like you're outside in the wilderness. The seven-story lobby is magnificent, and one of Disney's finest (competes with the Grand Floridian and Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House). Unique features include an 82-foot tall lobby fireplace, a stream that flows through the lobby, over a waterfall, and into the main swimming pool, and Fire Rock Geyser that erupts every hour, shooting water 120 feet into the air. The details of this resort are amazing, and I cannot wait to take it all in.