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Blondie
05-09-2006, 10:26 AM
It's open and doing well!

There's been a HUGE change in decor, a much needed update I think. It's an explosion of color now! As you enter, you hear rainforest like sounds, and sounds from an aquarium to add to the atmosphere.

Here are the photos I took while there last week. We didn't try it out, but there was always someone dining.

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loveFL
05-09-2006, 10:46 AM
great pictures! i'll have to give it a try. :)

zagafi
05-09-2006, 11:00 AM
Wow! That looks very nice. We'll be there in a month and will have to give it a try. Do they still have refillable mugs?

4DisneyfansinNC
05-09-2006, 11:02 AM
Thanks for posting! :thumbsup2
We'll be there next week! :cool1:

cseca
05-09-2006, 11:05 AM
Fried cheesecake? Oh my...

DisneyDotty
05-09-2006, 11:12 AM
Thanks for posting! I can't wait to try it out--2 months, 2 weeks...! :Pinkbounc :yay:

paras4ri
05-09-2006, 11:13 AM
WOW - thanks for the pictures, it look great.

Sadly, but not surprisingly, it seems like the prices are a bit higher.

robinb
05-09-2006, 11:26 AM
Looks like quite an improvement! I always hated the name "Tubbi's".

Blondie
05-09-2006, 11:56 AM
Wow! That looks very nice. We'll be there in a month and will have to give it a try. Do they still have refillable mugs?

I didn't notice the refillable mugs that used to be by the register, but I wasn't really looking for them either, sorry!

lisamomof3
05-09-2006, 12:08 PM
Thanks for the pics and update. Our family will be staying at the Dolphin June 16-18 with teacher discount. That family meal looked like a good deal. By the end of our vacation we'll be looking for ways to cut costs. Did you like your stay at the Dolphin?

Blondie
05-09-2006, 01:39 PM
Lisa, we stayed at the Swan this time, but have stayed at the Dolphin a total of 4 times, and the Swan 3 times now.

We always have a great stay, impeccable housekeeping and beautiful views.

I'll be posting a thread on the Resorts Board in a few mins. with photos of our room (Junior Suite) and the outstanding views we had!

SuziQ
05-09-2006, 01:55 PM
Wow! That looks very nice. We'll be there in a month and will have to give it a try. Do they still have refillable mugs?


We were there last week & yes, they do have refillable mugs at the registers. I believe they were $9.99 each.

CookieGVB
05-09-2006, 02:32 PM
Thanks for the info - we're there next week!! :cool2:

molly2004
05-09-2006, 03:21 PM
Reviews?

Thanks for posting!

BadgerBruce
05-09-2006, 05:14 PM
We stopped in a couple of weeks ago & thought the new decor looked great. We had our hearts set on pizza--we loved Tubbi's fresh-made pizza--but they no longer serve it! The items they did have looked really good. Thanks for the pics.

Blondie
05-09-2006, 06:36 PM
We used to get their pizza at least once during a visit. It was better than pizza from the Spoodles take out window, at least we thought so.

Maybe they'll bring it back eventually.

princess pooh
05-09-2006, 06:54 PM
I'll miss the pizza :guilty:. I thought it was way better than the one at Spoodles.

I didn't see the grilled cheese on the allears menu and I'm relieved to see on the menu board :cool1:

Thanks for the Pikabu update Blondie! We usually end up eating a meal there almost every day and I was worried about what would happen to my favourite quick meal place :)

CookieGVB
05-11-2006, 10:29 AM
No pizza??? Oh, man!! :(

3D Disney
05-18-2006, 10:25 AM
We were at the Swan from April 26 to May 9. Had a terrific trip. We ate at Picabu's often, and did have pizza. It wasn't identical to the Tubbi's Pizza, but still quite good.

You can't beat the Swan Dolphin! :)

disneyfan62
05-18-2006, 10:49 AM
I was just there the first week of May, it looks great but yes the prices are very high a breakfast platter of scrambled eggs, choice of meat, potatoes & toast was $8.xx, the food was cold and toast was not buttered so by the time you got to your table the butter did not melt. I was very disappointed and did not go back. I took a 5 minute walk over to the Boardwalk bakery instead for a danish or an egg sandwhich or egg burrito! much more reasonable & a great view

erikthewise
05-18-2006, 10:58 AM
Looks like quite an improvement! I always hated the name "Tubbi's".

Don't forget the name "Tubbi's" was contemporary with "Sum Chows", "Copabanana Lounge" and "Juan and Only's". It was pretty innocent by comparison. :rolleyes2

Blondie
05-18-2006, 06:28 PM
I had forgotten about Juan and Only's!