Here’s the cast for our FREE DINING and MNSSHP trip:
Me, DH, DS(6) - avid Disney vacationers and, yeah, I’m a little obsessive about planning (but I relax when we arrive)
My sister, BIL and infant niece - they went to WDW on their honeymoon and haven’t been back since. They’re in their mid-20s and pretty much open to whatever.
My parents - late 50s, active - pretty “go with the flow” kind of grandparents – but my dad needs to eat his big meal at lunchtime.
Our friends - late 30s and possibly their teenage son. Never been to WDW.
OK…so, my task…plan this trip! :eek: AND we’re already past the 180 day mark so I’ve got to get some ADRs and SOON. We’ll all be on the dining plan and plan to do most of our sit downs at dinner time. HOWEVER, with my dad’s eating preference (he gets sick if he eats his big meal in the evenings) it’s posing a bit of an issue for me. Here’s my potential solution: Make ADRs for him and my mother at sit-down restaurants for lunch-time and then make ADRs for all of us at dinner time. I’m assuming they can sit with us and not eat without any trouble from the wait staff?
Next issue - ADRs for 10 people plus baby? Do I have to get a Grand Gatherings number?
Places we definitely want to go:
Hoop Dee Doo
LTT (the night of MNSSHP)
Any other fun ideas for big groups? Anyone who’s planned a trip like this that can offer any advice?? I know we’ll have to be flexible and on some occasions may not have all 10 show up for an ADR but I want to have something booked for every night so we’ve got somewhere we can eat without too much of a wait. When we went last year during the free dining there were MANY unhappy wanna-be diners who thought they could walk up to Spoodles or Le Cellier and get a table.
OK…so give me your thoughts/ideas…anything! I need advice & suggestions…and FAST!