- Sep 15, 2015
Did you check back for APH rates? I was just able to get Endless Summer Dockside with an APH discount for September.Because I already looked at hotel prices, and they seemed cheaper than usual, I booked RPR for our whole trip. (Probably because I looked like a year in advance ). If we add on a night I'm thinking of just adding it on at Aventura. We'll have some Disney days in there too, but I'm not sure when/how many, and if it would be worth it to book at a Disney hotel during that time so I'm just keeping the reservation at RPR for now. We can obviously go back and forth, and if it's only 2-3 days that might work out fine.
The food there looks phenomenal! I definitely want to try and get there in the near future.Bull & Bear
I'm excited! Although we've made some changes to the trip...I've been meaning to post on here but I wanted to get everything all set first. The flight thing was a headache, but at least it worked out. Now I just have to hope when we book our September flights that the same thing doesn't happen again.Looks like you have a great trip planned. Stinks about the flight....
Hi! Thanks for following along and congrats!HI Raeven!! Excited to read another one of your trip reports. I've been off the boards for quite a bit (had a baby, so didn't have any trips last year) but,
Yay I'm glad you're back! Maybe we'll see each other!I'm looking forward to following along again! We will also be down for HHN the second week in September for a quick long weekend (17th-20th).
Yeah I've been checking every so often there's nothing for RPR and my dates yet, but the rate we got was so low for our time period that I'm not sure the AP one will be better. (I've always had trouble getting AP rates at RPR in the past the rooms so quickly and the really expensive suites are often the only thing left).Did you check back for APH rates? I was just able to get Endless Summer Dockside with an APH discount for September.
Me too! I really hope we finally make it there in Sep.The food there looks phenomenal! I definitely want to try and get there in the near future.
Yikes sorry to hear that! Hope he has a quick and easy recovery!My dad also broke & dislocated his ankle on the ice so I've been over there more after his surgery. But he's maneuvering himself around the best he can, and the cast comes off this week! (And the boot goes on, but he'll be a little more mobile).
That's on my list too.I'd like to try the Halloween themed bar, Cocktails and Screams, in downtown Orlando.
Oo that sounds nice. A friend of mine goes to St Pete's once a year and it looks beautiful.I'm also thinking maybe we'll rent a car and do Tampa/St Pete's for a day.
Looks like a great trip! I can't wait to hear about Chicago. It's on my list to go one day too.Fri-Sun-Chicago
Thurs-Universal or Tampa/St Pete's
Sat-Disney Springs or Universal
Oh no I'm glad that he'll be out of his cast soon! Hope his recovery is fastMy dad also broke & dislocated his ankle on the ice so I've been over there more after his surgery. But he's maneuvering himself around the best he can, and the cast comes off this week! (And the boot goes on, but he'll be a little more mobile).
So as I was saying, we changed everything for our April trip, even the week!
Yes! I love this idea. And maybe you'll be super surprised and start off a new trend of everyone rushing for that used-to-be-bad restaurant Anxious to hear more about your Chicago portion as it approaches... I have only been once - and it was a work trip, so a limited amount of time to explore - but I loved Chicago so much and I'd love to get back somedayI've also been very tempted to try a place people think is bad like Tony's and see just how bad it is
Glad to be back!Glad to see you back Raeven!!! And some nice changes in there...
Haha, we're hoping it's warmed up a little when we go. There is A LOT to do there! I'm very curious to try Confisco it looks good.Chicago is somewhere I’d never think to visit (cold) but sounds like there is an awful lot to see.......and can recommend Confisco new menu!! Like it an awful lot......I do like the sound of your plans.....
Thank you!And best wishes to your dad! Glad to hear he’ll be in a boot soon and be more mobile.
Aw thank you!Yikes sorry to hear that! Hope he has a quick and easy recovery!
Ooo yay, it looks amazing! I've looked at Joysticks before and it seemed cool, but the Halloween theme works even better for me.That's on my list too.
Yeah if we do get away from Orlando that's where we'll go, I've heard the beaches are very pretty.Oo that sounds nice. A friend of mine goes to St Pete's once a year and it looks beautiful.
It's really fun there! We didn't get to a ton of places the last time I went, but Shedd Aquarium was my favorite.Looks like a great trip! I can't wait to hear about Chicago. It's on my list to go one day too.
Thank you! It's been progressing along, but not fast enough for his likingOh no I'm glad that he'll be out of his cast soon! Hope his recovery is fast
I just think it's such a fun idea for reviews especially because I don't think anything at Disney would be crazy bad. That's how I felt about Chicago too! I can't wait to see how many things we get to over the weekend we're there. Yes! I love this idea. And maybe you'll be super surprised and start off a new trend of everyone rushing for that used-to-be-bad restaurant Anxious to hear more about your Chicago portion as it approaches... I have only been once - and it was a work trip, so a limited amount of time to explore - but I loved Chicago so much and I'd love to get back someday
I'm so excited!!Eeeeeee right around the corner for HHN!! We just narrowed down our dates this past week and DH talked to his boss and got the all clear.
Ah the weekends were tough price-wise (especially since all the flights that were priced well seemed to be the ones that got cancelled). I really wished I could do a Mardi Gras weekend at Universal, but it was too much. I wish you were going to Seaworld when we were! (But our weekend didn't have a very good concert from what I remember).I did some serious digging on doing a short weekend next month, just to do a day at SW for their food festival and the concert that night, and the other time at Uni bc of our APs, but I couldn't handle the flights being last minute-ish for prime spring break time. I'm glad you were able to switch your PTO to the better week!
Thank you!Hope your dad's recovery goes well!!
Thank you, I'm excited!Your new plans sound great!
Thank you on both counts!Your plan change sounds great!
Glad your dad is on the mend!
Yes that's true! That's actually part of why I went there with my friend a couple years ago. She lived in that area, and we were trying to pick a trip that wasn't a far flight for either of us. Thank you!Chicago is not too far from me (Milwaukee area)...have a blast!!
They look fun! And Orlando's has some really delicious looking food!We went to Top Golf in Las Vegas and had an awesome time!! Hopefully the Orlando location is fun too!
Thanks for following!Following along!
If you get to go that weekend maybe we'll see you at the convention or HHN!We are Supernatural fans as well, and that weekend has been our usual HHN weekend for past couple years. But my usual travel companion-my middle DD-starts college this fall and I don't know what dates will work for her yet!! It has been our annual Mom/daughter trip for her bday. But DH is tired of hearing about Food& Wine and HHN so he got Uni and Disney Ap's in January and I'm thinking he might want to go too, or a different long weekend.
I'll have to look at those! I'm open to other pizza ideas they just have to have gluten free ones for Josh.Love Chicago! Have been several times, favorite deep dish pizza is Lou Malnetti's though. Beats pants off Giordano and Gino's East (although thin crust is good at Gino's). If not too cold/windy-consider an architectural boat tour-we did one with a bar (of course) and it was so interesting and fun. We did it in July an hour before sunset, and the setting sun off the buildings is gorgeous from the river.
Thank you! Hope the parental unit's bones are healing speedily!
There are! Yeah, I stayed on the Mag Mile last time I went and I really liked it. We didn't get to do as much shopping as I wanted to then so hopefully we will this time I did look at Eataly too there's so many choices!My SIL lives in Chicago and we love visiting. So many things to do and great places to eat. Staying on mag mile will be great for walking everywhere . Hugo’s Frog bar is a of favorite ours but on the pricey side . My SIL recommends Eataly. Original Pancake house for breakfast - yum . There are so many places hard to narrow it down
Ooo fun! It looks beautiful from what I've seen. But no unfortunately Friday is one of the only days we can't go because we have tickets to a comedy show that night and the show is on Citywalk.I am in St Pete right now . We stay downtown and there are so many amazing local restaurants. Beautiful here . It doesn’t look like you are there on a Friday but the first Friday of every month they block some of the streets and have bands playing . Fun !
The aquarium was somewhere I considered, but since we're doing the Shedd in Chicago I dropped it as an idea since I had a feeling it wouldn't compare. But I'm glad to hear what you thought of it for future plans. Busch has always been on my "maybe someday" list because I know I won't ride any of the coasters, but the animal interactions look cool. I know they also have a Halloween event that a lot of people like, but I like HHN so much that I don't think we'd want to sacrifice one of those nights.I have only gone to the aquarium in Tampa so don’t know much about there. ( I can’t recommend the aquarium as I thought it was small but I live in Atlanta where there is an amazing one ) I haven’t been to Busch Gardens since I was little but on my to do list.
I hope so! looks like some good changes and you will have a great vacation .
Sorry to say but yeah...probably a long shot. I keep checking back to see if anything opened up on our trip but no go. Also I'm hearing it's not a good one to even try to Rope Drop because it's so close to the entrance of HS. Sadly for me anyway this one may have to wait until I can actually stay at a Disney resort and have a shot at an FP for it...sigh...I'd like to ride the new Runaway Railway ride, but I think getting a FP for that is a long shot.
So we ended up deciding on the one day no park hopper, but I looked yesterday and MMRR still had 2 Fps! I ended up grabbing one in case we decided to do HS. And instead of renting a car and going somewhere else for a day I think we may just add one more day to the Disney tickets so we can do Epcot & HS. That was what I originally wanted to do, so I think we’ll just leave going outside Orlando for our non HHN days in September.Sorry to say but yeah...probably a long shot. I keep checking back to see if anything opened up on our trip but no go. Also I'm hearing it's not a good one to even try to Rope Drop because it's so close to the entrance of HS. Sadly for me anyway this one may have to wait until I can actually stay at a Disney resort and have a shot at an FP for it...sigh...
Love your trip plans...Chicago is such a fun city, love it there. There are so many great restaurants - I love the ones that have a river view.