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jess98ac
07-01-2007, 07:21 PM
I finally finished my TR so now it's on to the dining report. I realized that I didn't take a lot of food notes so this will be mostly from memory.

Cast -
Me - Jess - 30, lover of Disney and WDW, first time on dining plan
DH - Dave - 32, loves me so he finally agreed to go to WDW again, and had a great time, also first time on dining plan

Trip -
6 nights at POR, 5/6-5/12, park hoppers with dining plan

Day 1 - 5/6

We had just spent 4 days eating and drinking our way around Key West and were ready to do the same in WDW. We had a 6PM ADR at L'Originale Alfredo di Roma for this night. We ate breakfast in Key West before leaving our hotel, so by the time we got to Orlando, and over to POR and checked in, we were STARVING. It was also almost 4PM though, so we didn't want to eat much.

We headed to the Riverside Mill Food Court and decided to share a CS late lunch so that we would still be hungry for dinner. We decided on the Turkey Classic, an apple blossom, and a bottle of water. The sandwich was really big and plenty for us, and it came with a side of pasta salad that was just ok. The apple blossom was pretty good.

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Cost - 1CS credit - $13.26 without plan
::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo

Our dinner this night was at L'Originale Alfredo di Roma. We had an ADR at 6, checked in a little before, and were seated right away. The restaurant itself was very nice, I'm glad we got to go before it closes. The could use more seating in the lobby...there didn't seem to be enough chairs, but we didn't wait long so it wasn't too bad.

I had Fettuccine Alfredo, Lasagnette Pasticciate alla Modenese, and Tiramisu.

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(I forgot to take a pic of the Tiramisu)

The fettuccine was very good, it's different than what I've had before. I'm used to a creamy sauce while this was more cheesy, but very tasty. The lasagne was also very good. It was in a more creamy tomato sauce than I've had before, but I really liked it. I was so stuffed by the time dessert came that I barely ate it, I remember it was good, but not outstanding.

DH got the Lobster Bisque, Gnocchi, and a chocolate cannoli.

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Neither of us had ever had Lobster Bisque so we figured this was a good time to try it, and it was really good. Granted, we don't have anything to compare it to, but it was YUMMY. The Gnocchi were just ok, the sauce was weird. The cannoli was average.

All in all, this was a good meal. I'm glad we got to try it. We probably would have gone back once we had tried other places.

Cost - 2 TS credits and $7.47 OOP for bottled sparkling water ($76.46 without plan)
::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo

poohangel
07-01-2007, 07:31 PM
great so far.

SmallWorld71
07-01-2007, 10:14 PM
Looking forward to more!
Glad you enjoyed Alfredo's. My family loved to go there back in the 80's. I'm feeling nostalgic about its closing even though I haven't been there in years...

Schucraig
07-01-2007, 10:33 PM
Can't wait for more!:)

Ciciwoowoo
07-01-2007, 10:40 PM
What a cute butterfly cannolli!

Looking forward to more! :goodvibes

AnninIowa
07-01-2007, 10:56 PM
Subscribing!! :thumbsup2

satman1962
07-02-2007, 12:08 AM
can't wait to see more....:thumbsup2

wilma-bride
07-02-2007, 02:45 AM
Enjoying it so far - great pictures and love how you made a note of the cost without the DDP.

Minniespal
07-02-2007, 05:44 AM
Excellent reviews ~ Thanx for sharing.

Looking forward to reading more.

disneymom2twins
07-02-2007, 11:05 AM
Great report so far - looking forward to more!!

TigerKat
07-02-2007, 12:29 PM
Subscribing - can't wait for more!:cool1:

jess98ac
07-02-2007, 01:27 PM
Thanks for reading and all the replys so far! I'm hoping to have part 2 up tonight. I left my notes and receipt at home otherwise I would have it done already - slow day at work!:)

Marc A.
07-02-2007, 04:31 PM
Great start. I'm on for the ride. Thanks again for putting the prices and OOP's at the bottom, really puts it all together.
Keep it up!

poutytink
07-02-2007, 05:35 PM
waiting for more!

Lilo's Mom
07-02-2007, 05:40 PM
Outstanding beginning! Looking forward to reading more!

jess98ac
07-03-2007, 09:04 AM
I realized as I was going through more receipts that I don't have all of the ones with the actual costs on them. I'm going to go off the Allearsnet menus so I can at least estimate what it would have cost without the DDP.

Also, I'm going to try to only rate the CS and TS meals otherwise I'm over my image limit!!

Breakfast -

I went down to the Riverside Mill food court to grab food while DH got ready. I grabbed a bagel to share and 2 bananas, and filled our mugs (purchased the previous night, $11.99 each). Everything was good...it was just a bagel and bananas, nothing fancy, I didn't take any pics.

Bagel - 1 snack ($2.29 OOP)
Bananas - I paid OOP since they were $.99 each and would have cost 1 snack each

Epcot -

We grabbed a pretzel at the cart near Mission:Space at around 11:30. It was YUMMY and huge, plenty for us to share for a snack.
Pretzel - 1 snack (no idea how much it would have been, maybe $3?)


At 12:30 we got cocktails at the La Cantina Bar
1 margarita - $8.25 OOP
1 Dos Equis beer - $7 OOP
Cocktails were great, as they always are

Moving on - HAD to get the candied almonds - they are FABULOUS!!!!! We grabbed them at the nut cart outside the American Adventure. We nibbled on these over the course of the rest of the day, and into the next day. They're a great use of a snack credit!
Nuts - 1 snack (again, no idea how much they would have been OOP)


Lunch - I'm addicted to the fish and chips in the U.K. so I had to get them. DH wasn't hungry (and neither was I really, but I HAD to have them! LOL). I grabbed an order with a bottled water (love that you can do this, we were able to share a lot and save one for later). I got a crisp as my dessert, I think DH ate it. I also had a Bass Ale here, DH went into the pub to get himself a Guiness.
Fish and Chips, crisps, bottled water - 1 CS ($11.28 OOP)
Bass Ale - $7 OOP
Guiness - $7.50 OOP
::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo

Dinner -
(here's where I actually took pics!!!)

We had an ADR at Raglan Road at 8PM. We checked in around 7:45 and were seated within 10 minutes or so. We were at a high top table just on the edge of the dining room, it was great!! We could see everything and had a great spot for when the dancer and the band started at 9 (we had planned dinner later so that we would still be there when they started...it was perfect, we were getting dessert at the time)

We had a very nice server and we started with 2 black and tans (I think it's kind of a law to get one of these at an Irish Pub, isn't it??)

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We also got bread in a yummy dipping sauce that I can't remember the ingredients to, I think it was sweet.

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I ordered the Seared Beef Salad, Keen Eye for the Sheperds Pie, and Bates Bangher Banoffi Beauty. Everything was great. The salad was HUGE and easily could have been a meal...one of the best salads I've EVER had. The Sheperds Pie was different than I've had before, but very tasty. I love anything with caramel and bananas so dessert was yummy, too!!

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DH had the same salad, the Sod...the Stew, and some kind of apple thing that I don't see on the menu anymore. He also LOVED the salad. The stew was really good, very moist and tasty, and the dessert he said was good, not fabulous.

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We really enjoyed our meal here and would definitely go back!
meals - 2 TS credits ($72.78 + tax and tip OOP without DDP)
4 black and tans - $27 OOP

salads
::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo
DH's dessert
::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo
everything else
::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo

Up tomorrow -
MK and WCC

wilma-bride
07-03-2007, 09:35 AM
We have always really enjoyed Raglan Road too - thanks for the review. I also agree about the fish and chips at Epcot - yummy :thumbsup2

luna99
07-03-2007, 11:48 AM
I love this thread! especially how you show how much the meals would cost without the DDP... the mickey judging system is great too! can't wait for more! :thumbsup2

Busymom85
07-03-2007, 02:38 PM
Great review. Keep it up.

OKWMom
07-03-2007, 05:34 PM
Wonderful reviews. Very glad to hear you had a good meal at Raglan Road. We are planning on eating there for the first time during our upcoming trip and I am really looking forward to it. I have a question though, what was in the Bates Bangher Banoffi Beauty? I can never figure it out from the photos.
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jess98ac
07-04-2007, 09:13 AM
Wonderful reviews. Very glad to hear you had a good meal at Raglan Road. We are planning on eating there for the first time during our upcoming trip and I am really looking forward to it. I have a question though, what was in the Bates Bangher Banoffi Beauty? I can never figure it out from the photos.
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It was some sort of caramel and banana thing...it was fantastic!!!

jess98ac
07-04-2007, 09:29 AM
Once again this morning I got up and grabbed us some breakfast while DH got ready.

Today I decided to get some French Toast and fruit for us to share.
I got the French Toast combo with eggs, bacon and sausage, with a bottle of water and an OJ (and filled our mugs), and a fruit cup. It was ok...nothing great. It probably would have been better if we had eaten it right there, but it was a little cold and soggy by the time I got back to the room. The fruit was good and a decent size.

French Toast - 1 CS ($5.99 OOP)
::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo (probably would be 3 if you ate it right away)
Fruit Cup - 1 snack ($2.99 OOP)
::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo

After breakfast we headed over to MK. We knew we didn't want burgers or anything so we decided on Columbia Harbor House for lunch based on fabulous reviews. It didn't disappoint!! We both got the Achors Aweigh Sandwich, I got fries and a Diet Coke, DH got Cole Slaw and an iced tea, and we both got the apple pie dessert. We really liked this lunch, it's a LOT of food. The sandwiches were huge and on yummy whole grain bread. DH really liked the cole slaw. French fries are just about my favorite food in the whole wide world, so I can be picky with them, but they were good, not great. We were both stuffed so we just picked at dessert, but it was yummy!

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2 Achors Aweigh meals - 2 CS ($23.54 OOP roughly)
::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo

After MK we headed back to POR to take out a mouse boat for a little while. It was lots of fun, a great way to spend an hour or so!! We got drinks at Muddy Rivers after that, and decided once we saw that bill that it was way more economical to spend $12 on a 6 pack of Bud cans for our room!!! DH went to the gift shop to get the beer and I brought our 2 drinks back to the quiet pool near our room. DH had gotten a Bud draft and I had gotten some sort of frozen espresso thing. It was YUMMY, but it filled me up and made me sleepy!!!

drinks - $13.32 OOP - yeah - for 2 drinks - one of which was a BUD!!!
::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo for the taste
::MickeyMo for the price!!

Up next, dinner at WCC

jess98ac
07-04-2007, 09:45 AM
We had an 8:10 ADR at WCC so we headed back to MK for a little bit and then took the boat over to WL. We had never been there before so we explored a little and still had some time before we wanted to check in. We found our way over to the Territory Lounge, what a cool place!!!
We sat at the bar and each ordered a drink. I had a Cactus Pear Margarita, DH got a Wild Hop beer. We both love to try local beers and it didn't disappoint, it was good. The margarita was good, but I don't think I'd get it again. It was sweet.
Drinks - $14.12 OOP
::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo

We checked in for dinner at about 7:50 and were seated about 10 minutes later. I was really excited for this meal after all the good things I had heard, and it lived up to the hype. We liked everything we had here!!

We ordered drinks. DH got another beer and I got the margarita of the day, it was cranberry and it was FABULOUS...and it came in this glass -

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Then we got some cornbread that was really good!!

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I had the Canyon Skillet which included the salad as the appetizer, and the banana dust bowl for dessert.

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OMG - this food was SO good!!!! The dressing on the salad was great. The meat in the skillet was all so good. I don't think I asked for seconds on anything because I was so stuffed, but it was SO GOOD. The potatoes were super tasty, too. I just tasted the dessert because I was full, but it was super yummy, too.

DH had the fried chicken wings, the Strip Steak, and the Apple Caramel Pie.

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The wings were great, I snuck a couple! The had a great taste to them. Dh said the steak was "good"...it definitely wasn't the best he had ever had. I don't think he'd get it next time. The onion straws and potatoes were really good though!! He also really liked his dessert!

Skillet, steak, desserts and apps - 2 TS ($80.24 OOP)
::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo
DH's steak
::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo

Drinks - $17.75 OOP
::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo

We rolled ourselves out of there...and would DEFINITELY go back. It was a fun atmosphere and great food!!!

KandiB47
07-04-2007, 09:45 AM
I love your reviews! Keep them coming. I'm thinking of doing reviews for my upcoming 9 day trip in October but I'm wondering how inconvenient it is to take all those pictures and notes? I'm thinking it would be fun at this point. Are you actually reviewing from WDW? Are you there now?

jess98ac
07-04-2007, 09:52 AM
I love your reviews! Keep them coming. I'm thinking of doing reviews for my upcoming 9 day trip in October but I'm wondering how inconvenient it is to take all those pictures and notes? I'm thinking it would be fun at this point. Are you actually reviewing from WDW? Are you there now?


It wasn't an inconvenience once we remembered to take the pics!!!

Nope, we were there at the beginning of May, I just saved all of my receipts! Glad you're enjoying it!

momtoccc
07-04-2007, 10:34 AM
WOW! We are going to WL in November. I'm definitely going to have to try the margarita of the day :yay:

Looking forward to reading some more!

TigerKat
07-04-2007, 11:03 AM
Lovin your reviews!! We too are going to try CHH for lunch based on what we've read here and your review confirmed exactly what I'm going to get!!:cool1:

undertheseas
07-04-2007, 11:22 AM
Great reviews so far! :thumbsup2 I love the pictures, that you listed the prices as well. A cranberry margarita? That sounds so good!

Bari
07-04-2007, 12:30 PM
Subbing. Love your pictures and reviews...keep them coming. You've sold me on Columbia Harbour House! YUM!

jess98ac
07-04-2007, 06:28 PM
Thanks for all the replies, I'm glad you're all enjoying the reviews!!

Happy 4th of July!!!!!!!!!!

:dance3: :wave2: party: :daisy: :butterfly :flower1:

jess98ac
07-04-2007, 06:44 PM
We were a little late getting up this day so we filled our mugs on our way out to the bus and decided to grab some breakfast at MGM a little later.

After a couple rides we headed over to Starring Rolls for breakfast.

I got a bagel and a large coffee, DH got a cinnamon roll and an OJ.

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We decided since we only had 2 more days and hadn't used many snack credits that we would just use 4 for this meal. Everything was really good. The bagel was fresh and the coffee tasted like heaven after the stuff they pass for coffee at POR!!! The cinnamon roll was huge and really tasty. The OJ was...OJ!!!

bagel, roll, coffee and OJ - 4 snacks (the prices aren't on my receipt or the allears site so I'm not sure what it would have cost for the food, the coffee and OJ would have come to about $4.38)

overall -
::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo

We headed back to POR in the early afternoon and headed to the foodcourt for lunch.

I headed for the make your own pasta bar and got penne with pesto, artichokes, shrimp and prochiuto (sp). There was LOTS of stuff to pick from and I couldn't even finish the serving. It was YUMMY!! I got a bottle of water for later and filled my mug, and got a giant cookie for dessert.

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DH went with the Muffaletta...it was HUGE!!! I tried it and it was really good, but he didn't love it. I think there was something on it that he didn't like, it wasn't that the sandwich was bad. He did pick some stuff off and eat it and enjoyed it. He also got a bottle of water and a cookie. His sandwich also came with a side of pasta salad.

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pasta, sandwich, 2 water bottles, side of pasta salad and 2 cookies - 2CS ($24.86 assuming the bottled waters were $2 each)
::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo (I'd give my pasta another 1/2)

up next - dinner at 50's

jess98ac
07-04-2007, 07:10 PM
We rested at POR for a little bit then headed back to MGM. We had a 6:55 ADR at 50's.

We checked in about 6:35 and headed into the Tune In Lounge to wait for a table. What a neat place this is!! We found two seats at the bar and checked out the drink menu. DH ordered a Bud (surprise!!) and I decided to try a Dad's Electric Lemonade on the recommendation of the bartender. It was really good, very light and refreshing...and it came with a super cool light up ice cube!!

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Bud draft and lemonade - $14.38 OOP
::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo

We were seated a little before our ADR time and introduced to our server "cousin" and all of our "cousins" sitting near us at the table.
I decided on the Fried Herb Cheese, Fried Chicken and S'mores. OMG - that cheese was un-freaking real. It was SO good. I ate the WHOLE thing. I may have given DH a tiny little taste, but that was it. It was AWESOME. Before we ordered our server said if we didn't eat our veggies we had to sign "I'm a little teapot" for the people around us...I wasn't so into that so I asked for green beans with my chicken instead of Southern greens...I didn't get them. I was nervous, but I tried the Southern greens and really liked them so I ate them all!! The chicken was also really good, nice and crispy, and they were able to give me all white meat upon request. It was 2 HUGE breasts though, so I only ate one, and picked at the crunchy skin on the other. The S'mores were delish, too, but I was STUFFED by that time so I didn't eat much of them!!! I was too full to take advantage of the shakes or anything so I just had water to drink.

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DH went with the shrimp cocktail, the glazed salmon, the kid's sundae and a chocolate shake. And a Coors Light. I had to roll him out of there...he ate all the shrimp...and ate all the salmon...and most of the ice cream...and drank the whole shake...and the beer. And then he didn't know why his stomach hurt!!!:sick:
LOL
Anyway, the shrimp was really good, nice and fresh, and the cocktail sauce was good. DH said the salmon was really really good, I don't like it, so I didn't try it! He also liked building his own sundae.

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All that food - 2 TS + $4.25 OOP for the Coors Light ($71.01 OOP without the DP)
::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo

We would definitely go back there...and I think I'd get the exact same meal...unless they turn the fried cheese into an entree, then I'd get that!!
LOL

TigerKat
07-04-2007, 07:20 PM
Thanks for including the cocktails in your reviews, us New Orleans folks love our alcohol!!!!!:drinking1

wilma-bride
07-05-2007, 04:48 AM
Really enjoying your reviews :thumbsup2

MA pigletfan
07-06-2007, 09:46 AM
great reviews...you make me actually want to try the PT cafe'...that fried herb cheese app. is right up my ally!

jess98ac
07-06-2007, 10:29 AM
great reviews...you make me actually want to try the PT cafe'...that fried herb cheese app. is right up my ally!

It was SO good!!!

Thanks for all the replies!
Hope to have the report finished up over the weekend!

:yay:

PatsMom
07-06-2007, 12:57 PM
Thanks for the report and pictures. The pictures are great. We love the 50's and looking at the fried chicken made me really, really hungry!

jenandkam
07-07-2007, 12:45 AM
Subscribing - GREAT reviews!!! :cheer2:

Eeyore's Tailfinder
07-08-2007, 10:16 AM
Great reviews! I didn't know you could request all-white meat for the chicken at 50s PT! Now I might get that :teeth:

DisneyJo
07-08-2007, 04:15 PM
Loving your reviews :goodvibes

SPOERLX3
07-08-2007, 04:41 PM
[QUOTE=jess98ac;19528989]

Lunch - I'm addicted to the fish and chips in the U.K. so I had to get them. DH wasn't hungry (and neither was I really, but I HAD to have them! LOL). I grabbed an order with a bottled water (love that you can do this, we were able to share a lot and save one for later). I got a crisp as my dessert, I think DH ate it. I also had a Bass Ale here, DH went into the pub to get himself a Guiness.
Fish and Chips, crisps, bottled water - 1 CS ($11.28 OOP)
Bass Ale - $7 OOP
Guiness - $7.50 OOP
::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo

LOVE YOUR REVIEWS.

2 questions..............
I am also addicted to the Fish & Chips in the UK. Do you get yours at the Yorkshire Fish and Chips or the Rose and Crown Pub? I'm not sure if they are the same or different:confused:

What is crisps?? Is that all the little crispy batter that is on the fish that kinda falls off in the grease and then they plate it up for you? (That is what we can get from a fish place close to home) I just want to make sure I'm not missing anything!:rotfl:

Disney4Drew
07-08-2007, 08:55 PM
I am enjoying your report! I especially love your drink descriptions and pics! :thumbsup2

jocie
07-09-2007, 01:36 AM
loving your reveiws!!! This will be our first DDP experience, so I'm trying to soak up all the info I can!:lmao:

jess98ac
07-09-2007, 09:06 AM
[QUOTE=jess98ac;19528989]

Lunch - I'm addicted to the fish and chips in the U.K. so I had to get them. DH wasn't hungry (and neither was I really, but I HAD to have them! LOL). I grabbed an order with a bottled water (love that you can do this, we were able to share a lot and save one for later). I got a crisp as my dessert, I think DH ate it. I also had a Bass Ale here, DH went into the pub to get himself a Guiness.
Fish and Chips, crisps, bottled water - 1 CS ($11.28 OOP)
Bass Ale - $7 OOP
Guiness - $7.50 OOP
::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo ::MickeyMo

LOVE YOUR REVIEWS.

2 questions..............
I am also addicted to the Fish & Chips in the UK. Do you get yours at the Yorkshire Fish and Chips or the Rose and Crown Pub? I'm not sure if they are the same or different:confused:

What is crisps?? Is that all the little crispy batter that is on the fish that kinda falls off in the grease and then they plate it up for you? (That is what we can get from a fish place close to home) I just want to make sure I'm not missing anything!:rotfl:

I've had them from both places, they're the same, but the Rose and Crown is a bigger (meal size) portion. The Yorkshire stand is 2 pieces and some fries, it's perfect for lunch and SO SO yummy. I had them at R&C a few years ago and they were just as good and a huge portion.

Crisps are little cookie type things, I didn't like them!!

jess98ac
07-09-2007, 08:26 PM
We had an early dinner (for us) tonight because we were meeting my cousin and her family. Our normal had been to snack for breakfast and CS for lunch, but with the early dinner (5:30) we knew we weren't going to want to eat much for lunch, so we had a bigger breakfast.
We headed to the Riverside Mill and took a look around. With a CS breakfast you get 2 drinks so I decided on the Mickey waffle with bacon, sausage and fruit topping, a coffee and a bottle of water.

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The waffle and fruit were both very fresh and yummy and filling. I loved it.

DH went with the Bounty Platter which was eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes and a mini Mickey waffle, and he got an apple juice and bottle of water.

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There was a LOT of food on his plate!!! He liked everything and ate it all. All in all, it was a good breakfast and PLENTY of food to last us most of the day. We took the water bottles in our bag to AK (skipped the mugs today)

2 full breakfasts with 4 (total) drinks - 2 CS ($14.28 + the coffee, juice and water without DDP)
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We toured most of AK and were getting hungry so we decided to split a CS lunch. We headed over to the Flame Tree BBQ and decided on the Beef Sandwich Meal with the Key Lime Pie and a diet coke.

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The sandwich was a good size, perfect for us since we didn't want to each too much. It was really tasty, too. We got a side of BBQ beans with it, they were yummy!! I'm not a Key Lime Pie fan so DH ate that and said it was good, not great.

BBQ sandwich - 1 CS ($13.27 without DDP)
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Up next - dinner at 'Ohana!!

jess98ac
07-09-2007, 08:49 PM
We had a 5:30 ADR with my cousin, her DH and 2 DSs for dinner. We met them in front of the restaurant at about 5:15 and checked in. We were seated shortly thereafter.
(I don't have the best pics from here because we were so busy comparing stories from our trips to that point, that I forgot to take them!!)

Our 2 "cousins" came over and introduced themselves right away and took our non-alcoholic drink orders. Within a few minutes we had the wontons and salad. My cousin and her DH like HOT food so they asked one of the servers for some hotter sauce and he brought it over right away.

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We all LOVED the wontons and the dressing on the salad was really good.

We barely had a chance to swallow the first course when our cousins were back with the next round of food - the chicken wings and shrimp.

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(that bug looking thing is NOT a bug...it was part of the garnish!!)

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OMG - the wings were AWESOME. They were so good...cooked perfectly...spiced perfectly. YUM!!

The shrimp was very good, not the best I've ever had, but still yummy.

Again, we barely took a bite and our servers were back with the next course. It was at this point that DH and I finally asked them for drinks from the bar (they were never offered to us). DH got a Bud Light and I got a Lapu Lapu!! I was really excited to try it.

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It was STRONG. Good, but not what I expected, and so not big enough for the price. It's neat to drink out of the pineapple, but I'd rather pay less and have the same drink in a glass!!

I didn't take any pictures of the meat, but there was plenty of it. The steak and pork were fantastic...very tender, cooked perfectly, and very tasty. The turkey was good, a little dry, but still tasty. I didn't try the sausage, but everyone who did said it was a little weird.

And then there was the potatoes. O. M. G. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. I could have eaten about 25751646313 plates of them by myself. We scarfed down the first plate and then had to spend the next 10 minutes trying to flag down a server to get more. They were TOTALLY worth waiting for. YUM-O!!

Oh, and there were vegetables. They weren't good.

DH and I were excited for dessert even though we were stuffed. Believe it or not, NEITHER of us had ever tried bread pudding. It was divine. So good. In fact, we got 2 plates of that...one large serving and then another small one.

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This stuff was so good that we had to physically remove my cousin from the table because she was threatening to DRINK the Bananas Foster sauce.

Overall we REALLY liked 'Ohana. The food was fab for the most part.

Now for the bad - the service. We had the first three courses on the table within about 10 minutes of sitting down, then we had to wait and wait and wait for more potatoes...and DH and I had to seek them out to order drinks from the bar. The table was SO crowded because they couldn't clear plates because we were still eating because everything came out so fast!! Also, when we checked in we told the woman at the podium that it was DC's and her DH's 10th wedding anniversary (it was actually that day) and it wasn't even acknowledged....even by the singer who was acknowledging birthdays and anniversaries.
I would still definitely go back though...the food was worth it.

2 adult meals, 1 Lapu Lapu and 1 Bud Light - 2 TS and $21.17 OOP ($64.72 + drinks OOP without DDP)
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We headed to MK for Spectro and then got ice cream during Wishes. We split a chocolate and vanilla twist and a bottle of water from Mrs. Pott's Cupboard - 2 snacks, it was good. Would have been about $4 OOP.
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jess98ac
07-09-2007, 09:15 PM
I headed to DTD in the morning to do some shopping and DH met me around noon for lunch. We headed over to Wolfgang Puck's Express.

I got the macaroni and cheese, creme brule and a diet coke.

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I wasn't in love with this. I LOVE mac and cheese and it just wasn't fantastic. First of all, we waited FOREVER for our food and then mine was cold so I had to bring it back in and get more, and it still wasn't that hot. It tasted fine, I just wasn't blown away. The creme brule was very good.

DH had the lasagna, a cookie and an iced tea.

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(there's no cookie in the pic because it took so long to get our food that DH ate it first)

He really liked the lasagna. It was hot and fresh and tasty. The cookie was good, too!!

2 full lunches - 2 CS - ($30.57 OOP without DDP)
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I've been to WPE before and really liked it, and didn't have a problem with service. I'm hoping this was just an off day so I'd go again, but would try something else.

Dinner was the dinner we had been waiting for ALL WEEK - Le Cellier!!! We didn't have any plans for the afternoon so we headed to Epcot at about 5:30 to walk around and have some cocktails. We headed to the Rose and Crown - DH for a Guiness and me for a Black & Tan. MAN this place ain't cheap...but it's just about the best Guiness either of us have ever had.
2 pints - $15.98 OOP - now multiply that by 3, because that's how many times we went back to the bar for the same order over the course of the night. Ouch. But YUM.

We checked in a little before our ADR (I think it was for 7) and were seated fairly quickly. We were so excited to eat here, and it did NOT disappoint. First we had bread -

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I could have eaten about 264831643 pretzel bread sticks. YUM-O. I ate both of them. I did give DH a bite, but that was it. He tried the multi grain one and liked it, and the sourdough was good, too. He's not as much as a bread fan as I am.

I got a the cheese soup, the maple filet (sauce on the side), the creme brule duo and a glass of Cabernet.

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I had tried the soup at the F&W festival a few years ago and have been dreaming about it ever since, LOL. It's divine. I mean, what's better than cheese soup other than cheese soup made with BEER? Triple YUM-O. The filet was also fantastic...among the best I've ever had. I'm glad I got the sauce on the side because it was pretty sweet and I didn't love it. The creme brule was excellent, probably the best I've ever had.

DH went with the Caesar salad, mushroom filet, chocolate mousse and a Moosehead Pale Ale.

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He also loved everything. The salad was very fresh, and I loved the cheesy crouton thingy. I love cheesy anything, though!! He really loved his filet, said it was cooked perfectly and the mushrooms with it were great. I took his word for it, I don't do mushrooms. I tried a taste of the mousse and it was good, but VERY rich, which I don't love. DH really enjoyed it, though!!

We also got a side of creamed spinach.

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DH didn't like it because it was TOO cheesy, but since that's not part of my vocabulary I LOVED it. It was very tasty with a yummy crusty cheese top. I ate almost all of it!!!

Overall we absolutely LOVED Le Cellier and will definitely go back on our next trip!!!

2 dinners - 2 TS + $20.22 OOP for the drinks and spinach (would have been about $76.94 + the drinks and spinach OOP without the DDP)
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jess98ac
07-09-2007, 09:18 PM
We still had 2 snack credits left on our last morning, so we used them to each get a cinnamon bun from the Riverside Mill after we checked our luggage with our airline. I don't have any pics because I have no idea where the camera was at this point, but they were BIG and YUMMY. Well worth the snack credits!! (would have been about $5 OOP)

I hope you all enjoyed my dining report. We always like to try new things so we might not repeat anything on our next trip, but that's only because we want to go somewhere new. We would definitely go back to all the places we ate!!

Disney4Drew
07-09-2007, 09:38 PM
Great report! Thanks so much for taking the time to type it out and show your pics! :thumbsup2

jenandkam
07-09-2007, 10:13 PM
Fabulous report!
I'm so glad to hear your review of Le Cellier - seems people either love it or hate it. It is my most anticipated ADR for September. :banana:

jocie
07-09-2007, 11:25 PM
Thanks for such an awesome report!!!!!:hippie:

wilma-bride
07-10-2007, 02:24 AM
I am so glad to read another positive review of Le Cellier - it's made me even more excited for our trip :)

Mrs.Reese
07-10-2007, 07:14 AM
Thanks for all the wonderful pictures.

wideeyes
07-10-2007, 08:03 AM
great reviews and pictures, I can't wait to go to ohana!

TigerKat
07-10-2007, 08:08 AM
Thanks for a wonderful report, enjoyed every minute of it!!!!

saffymom
07-10-2007, 08:55 AM
Thanks for the great pics and reviews! I really enjoyed them.

MA pigletfan
07-10-2007, 09:15 AM
great reviews!
I totally agree with the lacking service at O'Hana. In june we were there with a party of 23...and our service was terrible. I only got one little tiny piece of steak and even though we asked for more, they never came back with it..we were totally rushed and we were there to celebrate my friends' wedding....the singer acknowledged them as celebrating a special ocassion and gave them "magic" cupcakes..but she creeped us out. sorry OT a bit.
I am kind of sad i cancelled our ADR to LeCelleir now..oh well..always next time!

Tinkerbell_Girl
07-10-2007, 10:57 AM
Thanks for a great review and pics!

harleyquinn
07-10-2007, 11:49 AM
Great job! It's so funny that you ate at nearly every place I have ADRs for in August...AND we're staying at POR too! lol

kimisabella
07-10-2007, 07:18 PM
Thanks for the pics and the reviews - I see that you had an adr for 'Ohana then went to see Spectro - how did that work out? We have 5:40 adr's for 'Ohana in Sept and Spectro is 8 that night, so I was trying to see if we could do both - :confused3

jess98ac
07-11-2007, 10:14 AM
Thanks for the pics and the reviews - I see that you had an adr for 'Ohana then went to see Spectro - how did that work out? We have 5:40 adr's for 'Ohana in Sept and Spectro is 8 that night, so I was trying to see if we could do both - :confused3

We had 5:30 ADRs and were at MK by 7:30. Spectro was at 9 that night and people were already lining up in the prime spots. I think you'll get there in time to see it, but more than likely won't get a fantastic spot. It all depends on the crowd level and how many times it's being done that week. For us, it was only done twice so MK was pretty crowded that night.

DisneyJo
07-11-2007, 11:27 AM
Really enjoyed reading your reviews thanks for sharing :goodvibes

kimisabella
07-11-2007, 03:46 PM
We had 5:30 ADRs and were at MK by 7:30. Spectro was at 9 that night and people were already lining up in the prime spots. I think you'll get there in time to see it, but more than likely won't get a fantastic spot. It all depends on the crowd level and how many times it's being done that week. For us, it was only done twice so MK was pretty crowded that night.

OK, thanks - I think we'll make it, but we won't have a great view - it will have to do since we won't be able to make the Spectro later on that week

S.Poppins
07-13-2007, 12:20 AM
Great reviews!! We also ordered the cream spinach at Le Cellier - loved it!!! Le Cellier has gotten some bad reviews lately. But we have eaten there twice and love it both times.

PrincessTiff
07-13-2007, 02:14 AM
Wonderful, thank you for sharing. :)

Liliyana
07-13-2007, 01:42 PM
I headed for the make your own pasta bar and got penne with pesto, artichokes, shrimp and prochiuto (sp). There was LOTS of stuff to pick from and I couldn't even finish the serving.
Oooooh, I hadn't heard of the make-your-own pasta bar - what you made sounds dead-on like something I'd want. Yum!!

I'm with you on the Lapu Lapu. I like my drinks fruity and sweet, and mine tasted like straight booze... dh ended up drinking both of ours. Oh well, at least I know it made him feel great throughout our dinner ;)

Awesome reviews!

Aimros
07-13-2007, 04:08 PM
Thanks so much for this trip report, great job!

SciGirl
07-23-2007, 03:27 PM
Great dining reviews-and I also loved your TR!
We are going to POR in October so I am curious about it!

Thanks for taking the time to write everything up!

disgirl
07-29-2007, 10:48 PM
Just read your reviews tonight. Thanks so much for posting pictures as well as detailed reviews. Thanks again. :)

OceanAnnie
08-04-2007, 11:17 PM
Another thanks for the great reviews! :) I was so glad to see a positive review of the WCC! I was considering changing our ADR, but decided to keep it after reading your thread!

While looking at the meals, I keep thinking, "That's ALOT of food!!". I think DH and I could easily split some of those meals and be satisfied. (We usually split meals when we go out just so we can eat dessert!)

Great job with the reviews. Good pictures. Nice perspective. :goodvibes

Chikita83
08-09-2007, 03:45 AM
thanks for posting how many credits the restaurant meal equals to, it helps when im trying to decide where to go to. Very nice!

luna99
08-09-2007, 12:42 PM
omg Jess.. you are a woman after my own heart! I am ADDICTED to anything cheesy... that herb cheese looked DIVINE!! What an awesome trip report.. you ate a lot of things that I would have ordered and loved... cheese, breads, anything creamy and rich.. haha (and you can tell by lookin' at me :lmao: )

I wanted to especially say thanks for the review of Ohana! We're going there for our "reception" dinner after we get married and I hear such great things about the potatoes and I am super excited to try the bread pudding! My fiance and I are both food/sweets people so I'm hoping after he eats this stuff he'll decide we have to come back to disney at least once a year to have it again! :banana:

thank you!!! :goodvibes

jess98ac
08-09-2007, 03:42 PM
omg Jess.. you are a woman after my own heart! I am ADDICTED to anything cheesy... that herb cheese looked DIVINE!! What an awesome trip report.. you ate a lot of things that I would have ordered and loved... cheese, breads, anything creamy and rich.. haha (and you can tell by lookin' at me :lmao: )

I wanted to especially say thanks for the review of Ohana! We're going there for our "reception" dinner after we get married and I hear such great things about the potatoes and I am super excited to try the bread pudding! My fiance and I are both food/sweets people so I'm hoping after he eats this stuff he'll decide we have to come back to disney at least once a year to have it again! :banana:

thank you!!! :goodvibes

Glad you enjoyed it!! Those potatoes were SO good!

Good luck with your wedding, and Aruba is fantabulous, too!!