Sunday, October 26, 2008

March Disney Trip Update

We have been waiting for ages to make our dining reservations for our anniversary trip/Princess 5K trip to Disney World in March. Since they're revamping the reservation system (you'll eventually be able to make your reservations online starting in mid-December), it's put a hold on the normal 180-day mark to call. Today was the first day we could call for March vacations. And, it paid off! We got everything we wanted even if it took two phone calls.

Since we're not on the Disney Dining Plan this trip, we're only trying three table service meals out-of-pocket, and then a few counter services around the parks. We're also getting a rental car, so we can easily eat off-site if we want to.

But, here is the lowdown on our choices:

Wednesday, March 4 - Cafe May Cafe
Dinner will be at Cape May Cafe at Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resort. This all-you-care-to-eat New England Clam Bake features crab legs, mussels, clams, barbecue ribs and chicken, salad, soups, a kid's buffet, and a dessert selection. There are no characters at this meal. The airy, beach-theme should be nice and relaxing for our first night.

Friday, March 6 - Boma: Flavors of Africa
We tried Boma: Flavors of Africa for dinner during our honeymoon. We were originally going to go to 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort, but decided two meals in one trip there was a bit much. So, we opted to go to Boma to try their African-themed breakfast. Plus, the great view of the savannah, will be awesome in the morning. I can't wait to try some of the crusted ham or pork loin and even if I'm not a coffee drinker, the Kenyan coffee sounds amazing!

Saturday, March 7 - Narcoosee's
Our 1st Anniversary is just two weeks before our trip. We're having a special dinner at Disney's Grand Floridian at Narcoosee's, a seafood restaurant that sits on the edge of the Seven Seas Lagoon and overlooks Cinderella's Castle and Tomorrowland. We're very excited about this one. They have an extensive wine list and feature fresh seafood. We will also be in touch with the resorts bakery to recreate our wedding cake for this special anniversary dinner.

Well, only about 130 days left until we leave. I'm busy training for the 1st Princess 5K. Brett and I bought new shoes last week (thanks Fleet Feet in Brookfield!) I'm down to a 17:10 mile. I need to shave off a little over 2:00 minutes before race time, but I'm confident that I will do it. We received the race course -- we'll be racing through Epcot on Saturday morning. Plus, there's a health and running fare. I'm very excited to be doing this race! My only goal is just to finish in 45 minutes or under so I can get the finisher medal. I would hate to have the little golf cart come and pick me up because I couldn't keep up with the pace.

We also have our tickets for the Pirate and Princess Party at the Magic Kingdom on Sunday night. The park closes to regular guests and stays open to transform into a wonderland of Pirates coves and Princess kingdoms. There's a special parade that stars Jack Sparrow and the princesses. I'm so psyched about this trip! I can't believe it's coming so fast!!!

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