I was SO pumped and so let down today when making my ADRs. ADR day is like a holiday for us Disney trip addicts. It marks exactly 6months before our trip, it allows us something to plan and it’s cool to pick what you are going to do while there to a degree. I got everything that I wanted at almost the times I wanted, but the experience was terrible.
I called at 7:07am the first time. I was on hold until 7:30…I had to hang up and open the doors for my store and then call back…I called back at 7:40 and was on hold until 8:10am…calling long distance mind you as I left my cell in the car. I finally got through to a PERSON (I couldn’t do the automated version because I didn’t have my resort reservation number…never needed it before). The guy’s name was Tug? :dry: and was NOT Disney AT ALL! He actually made a grunt when I didn’t have my reservation number. I apologized and told him I have never needed it before…he didn’t want to hear it:dry: I go through name, address etc and he says “I am going to have to put you back on hold for a few”…:fork_off::fork_off:I am now into an hour of holding and nonsense…I told him that I had been on hold for quite some time and was at work and asked him if it was going to be long and he said " ugh…I am doing the best I can here "…:fork_off::fork_off: He comes back after ten more minutes and just says “what restaurant and which day”…OMG Why didn’t he say “sorry to keep you on hold. How can I help?” I rattled off my first ADR and he says “next”… I asked for a confirmation number and he said “I’ll give you that at the end”…It took forever for this moron to get this all done…30 minutes and 7 ADRs with confirmations later and he says “have a magical day”…I wanted to punch him in his magical face!
I opted to do the survey at the end of the call…much to dismay later.
So negative aside I got what I wanted when I wanted after being tortured by Tug. He are the full trip plans with ADRs.
Day #1 - 8/20
I have no clue what time we are getting there, so I am not planning anything.
Day #2 - 8/21
Rope drop for HS
Dinner at Via Napoli
Countries at night
Day #3 - 8/22
EMH AM at AK
lunch and Yak and Yeti
DTD at night and possible Trex for dinner - no plans
Day #4 - 8/23
EMH AM at MK
dinner at 1900 Park Fare
MK for evening fireworks etc.
Day #5 - 8/24
Random bus hop for a rope drop…seriously which ever comes first.
Boma for dinner
Day #6 - 8/25
Kona for some TONGA TOAST!
countries or DTD at night
Day #7 - 8/26
EMH AM at Epcot - Soarin marathon!
Whispering Canyon for dinner
Whatever at night…probally DTD
Day #8 - 8/27
EMH AM at HS
whatever! - I have grown to love the “whatever”
Day #9 - 8/28
Crystal Palace for bfast at 8am
rope drop at the MK
mad dash around WDW to do and see it all or die trying!
Day #10 - 8/29
no idea how this day is going to play out. I want to do HS for rope drop and hit my favs and then start driving. I am in no rush to leave. I am going to see how it goes and how we feel about the driving part. I honestly wouldn’t mind staying until lunch time and then start driving. Stop in SC for the night and get up at the crack of dawn and haul it home. We shall see.
So here are the plans. They aren’t getting any more planned than that. Loose plans that have tons of room to move and change.
Things we must do before we leave:
- Ride soarin…we missed it last time
- EE marathon
- try the new star tours…many times!
- Do the haunted mansion first thing in the morning…it’s extra creepy when it’s only you on the ride!
- get a silly picture and frame from every attraction that offers it…we did this on EE last year and it was so fun.
- Do anything and everything that we can…we can’t go back until 2013. I know I keep saying it and booking anyway, but next year is Sara’s senior year and it’s going to be MEGA bucks, so no trip for me