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Thursday, October 02 2014 @ 05:24 AM CDT

Episode 623 - Planning From Scratch (Pt. 4)

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Mike Scopa, Len Testa , & Mike Newell

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Running Time: 19:34

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Feeding the horde
Authored by: ErwinM on Thursday, October 01 2009 @ 12:11 PM CDT
Another possibility for a group as large as yours is Teppan Edo. You won't all fit at one table, but you can get two tables that you won't likely have to share with anyone else.

As far as the dining plan goes (as you asked about in the next episode), as long as you can get the table service reservations that you want, it is almost certainly worth your sanity to go with it. Jul and I were wrangling 10 adults including ourselves in August, and the sheer convenience factor made up for the fact that we didn't quite get our "money's worth" out of the plan. Hand over two room keys, have the tip put on the credit card attached to the room along with any extras not covered by the plan, done. Nobody had to settle up with us (or whoever volunteered a credit card for that particular meal) afterward, nor did we have to manage huge wads of community cash. (Insert the usual caveat that everyone's needs are unique, especially in regard to the dining plan.)

One other thing that worked in our favor on that trip was that nobody spent a counter service credit on arrival day, since the bulk of our party arrived on property at mid-afternoon. This allowed us to have one day where both "scheduled" meals were counter service, to make up for doing a 2-credit dinner at California Grill later in the week. Most people managing large groups use a sit-down dinner as a time for everyone to regroup and share their experiences. We found that having one day where nobody is beholden to a meal reservation gives your folks a chance to really feel relaxed and not pressured by anyone else's ideas about what to do and when to do it.

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