Day 251 in the reality of Disney Dining Reservations and meeting up with Mickey (5 months and 27 days to go)
OK, so I was up at 4:30 am this morning ready to get online and make our meal reservations for October. The online reservation system opens at 6:00 am Eastern Time, which is 5:00 am Central Time. Am I tired now? Oh, yeah! But I’m jacked to have made the reservations. It’s always a better idea to make reservations and then cancel the ones that you cannot do.
My plan for today is to share the reservations that I was actually able to make:
Tuesday, October 13–Fly to Florida. Dinner at Olivia’s Cafe at Disney’s Old Key West Resort (Our home away from home)at 7:15 pm
Wednesday, October 14–Breakfast at The Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom at 8:15 am. I had hoped for Cinderella’s Royal Table, but it wasn’t available. I can’t be too disappointed though, because the Crystal Palace is beautiful and elegant and…oh who am I kidding…Winnie the Pooh is there!!
Thursday, October 15–Dinner at California Grill at the Contemporary Resort at 5:25 pm. I had hoped to eat at Be Our Guest Restaurant that afternoon, but it wasn’t available. (Fear not though it’s a-comin’.) We have an early dinner so we can head to the Magic Kingdom for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween. Woo hoo!
Friday, October 16–a day out of the parks. Breakfast at Olivia’s Cafe at 10:15 am and Dinner at Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. This is Mike’s favorite restaurant in Walt Disney World. He and I have been there three times, and each time it has been a delicious, memorable, special experience. Every time we’ve been there he has said, “We have to bring the kids here sometime.” Maybe this will be the time. But they are free to completely plan their own day, as they wish.
Saturday, October 17–Lunch at San Angel Inn Restaurante at EPCOT at 12:30 pm and Dinner at Tusker House Restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. I had to swap out 50’s Prime Time Cafe at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, because of no availability (But it’s coming later.)
Sunday, October 18–Lunch at Yak and Yeti at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at 2:00 pm.
Monday, October 19–a day out of the parks. Mike and I will have Breakfast at Olivia’s Cafe at 10:15 am and Dinner at Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant at Downtown Disney Area at 7:15 pm. The kids plan to go to Universal Studios this day, to experience all the Harry Potter-ness of it. 😉
Tuesday, October 20–Lunch at 50’s Prime Time Cafe at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at 12:40 pm and Dinner at Be Our Guest Restaurant at Magic Kingdom at 4:55 pm.
Wednesday, October 21– Breakfast at Olivia’s Cafe at 8:00 am. Then we fly home.
So there it is in black and white, dear readers. It should be fun! Meet you at the Kingdom!