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Timon
02-02-2010, 04:01 PM
Well since my trip report is now closed and locked, I figured it was time I started my dining reviews :rolleyes1

I will start my review in the next post so I can use this post for links to each review. :thumbsup2

Just to give you a little background, I am a very picky, plain eater. I grew up eating burgers, hot dogs, fries, etc., and that's still what I like best. I don't eat like that all the time, when I am home I try to eat better but I hate veggies and a lot of other stuff so it's hard for me to find things I like. When I am on vacation, however, I eat only the things I want, which are all bad for me :rolleyes1

Rob is a lot easier to please when it comes to food. He will eat almost anything but his favourites are fruit salads (fruit topped with honey and bathing in cream) and veggies. (http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/smileys/smiley-whacky115.gif)

Kira is a pretty good eater although she is sadly like her mother and refuses to eat most vegetables. I am trying my absolute best to make sure that she grows up enjoying many different kinds of foods. I started her young on whole grains and fruits and I limit her intake of sweets and treats. Already, she eats better than I do so I am happy about that! :goodvibes


My WDW Reviews

The Mara (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35271568#post35271568)

Rainforest Cafe (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35272445#post35272445)

Flame Tree BBQ & Pizzafari (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35284560#post35284560)

Restaurantosaurus (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35284604#post35284604)

Boma Breakfast Buffet (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35296619#post35296619)

Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35310719#post35310719)

Aloha Isle (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35310851&posted=1#post35310851)

Restaurantosaurus (again ;)) (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35335148#post35335148)

T-Rex (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35335899#post35335899)

Ghirardelli (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35348011&posted=1#post35348011)

50's Prime Time Cafe (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35348438#post35348438)

Sci-Fi Dine In (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35363382#post35363382)

Le Cellier (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35377439#post35377439)

Crystal Palace (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35416577#post35416577)

Chef Mickey's (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35426468#post35426468)

Princess Storybook Breakfast (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35454719#post35454719)

Casey's Corner (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35461183#post35461183)

Earl of Sandwich and Wolfgang Puck Express (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35486679#post35486679)

Kona Cafe Breakfast (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35812487#post35812487)

Casey's (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35812624&posted=1#post35812624)

Kona Breakfast (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35812753&posted=1#post35812753)






My DCL Reviews

Free Breakfast Buffet at the Residence Inn (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35486988&posted=1#post35486988)

Embarkation Buffet and Pluto's (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35500176#post35500176)

Animator's Palate (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35514378#post35514378)

Topsiders Buffet Breakfast (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35556676#post35556676)

Character Breakfast at Parrot Cay (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35589936#post35589936)

Golden Mickeys (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35604405&posted=1#post35604405)

Topsiders and Lumiere's (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35633252&posted=1#post35633252)

Pirate Night Dinner (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35704261#post35704261)

Room Service and Palo Dinner (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35729313#post35729313)

Topsiders Dinner (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35740235&posted=1#post35740235)

Lunch at Castaway Cay (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35740673&posted=1#post35740673)

Till We Meet Again (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=35791518#post35791518)

.

Timon
02-02-2010, 04:27 PM
Dinner at The Mara at Animal Kingdom Lodge - October 15, 2009




By the time we finally got to the villa, we were absolutely starving so that may have made a huge impact on this review ;)

It had been 2 years since the last time we ate at WDW and we were a little nervous to try the "new and improved" chicken strips. :scared:

There was absolutely no reason to worry because they were divine!!! :love:

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/wdw1.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/wdw2.jpg

We got:

2 orders of chicken strips with fries $15.38
watermelon $ 3.19
Mickey Milk $1.29
Zebra Domes $3.69
2 Resort Mugs $25.98

Total with tax: $52.76


Rating: :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2 out of :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2



Like I said, we were absolutely famished and this was our first meal at Disney in 2 years so that might be the reason we loved it so much. The food was hot, fresh and soooo delicious. There wasn't a single crumb left on our tray.

Rob filled his resort mug with coffee, which he really enjoyed! This totally surprised me because most of the reviews I've read about Disney coffee are not favourable. Since Rob is very picky about his coffee, I was sure he wasn't going to like it but once again, he proved me wrong. ;) He enjoyed it so much that he filled his mug twice before we even left our table!

I wouldn't know about that stuff....I am not a coffee person! :crazy2:

I normally drink iced tea at home but I can't drink it when I am in the U.S. because they usually only have brewed tea with ice. I like the Nestea stuff, I buy the 50% less sugar version for home but I am happy with the regular stuff in restaurants.

I was about to fill up my cup with Diet-Coke ( I used to drink this stuff by the gallon after Rob turned me from Diet Sprite but quit drinking it in 2004) when I spotted Coke Zero. I decided that I would give that a try and I ended up really liking it! Unfortunately for me, this was the only place I found Coke Zero in the fountain. I have since tried it in the bottle/can and do not enjoy it at all. But for some reason, the stuff at The Mara was delicious!

Kira shared with us and enjoyed the chicken strips, watermelon and the zebra domes.

It was my first taste of the much-talked about domes, and while they didn't quite live up to the amazing reviews they get here on the DIS, they were quite good. They were incredibly sweet and both Kira and Rob could only stand a few bites each but I took one for the team and finished them off. :rolleyes:

disnut1149
02-02-2010, 04:40 PM
Hi
Count me in. I love reading your reviews!!! I read your trip report and really enjoyed it. Kira is so adorable!!

Timon
02-02-2010, 05:29 PM
Breakfast at Rainforest Cafe at Animal Kingdom - October 16th, 2009

We've had breakfast here many times before and it's always been so good that we decided to always stop here at least once per trip.

Unfortunately this time it wasn't as good as our previous trips. :sad1:

First off, they got rid of Rob's favourite Paradise Plate. He was really bummed about that!

Here is what the Paradise Plate looked liked in 2007:

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/paradiseplate.jpg



Kira was a little freaked out with the animals sounds at first but eventually she got used to it and enjoyed it. She knows all the names of the RFC animals, which helped her get comfortable. I kept pointing and saying "Oh look, there's Tuki! And there's Rio!" It helped that she has plates with the characters on them and we made sure to memorize all the names before we left. :goodvibes

I had my usual, Breakfast of Bandits and Rob ordered the Cha Cha Waffle and I asked if he could get a side order of some fruit.

We also asked for a plate for Kira so we could share our food with her. She was happy when our server brought her a plate just like the ones she has at home.

My plate

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/wdw3.jpg

Rob's stuff

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/wdw4.jpg


Kira eating her breakfast

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/WDW%202009/2-7.jpg

While we enjoyed the experience, the food was just mediocre. My eggs were really dry and the potatoes were kind of tasteless. Rob said his waffle was OK and the fruit was pretty good.

We got:

Coffee $2.99
Cha Cha Wild Waffle $9.49
Milk $1.99
Side of fruit $2.49
Breakfast of Bandits $8.99

We used our Safari Club Card to get 10% off

Total with tax: $25.41

Rating: :thumbsup2:thumbsup2 out of :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

I would have rated it only :thumbsup2 but Kira ended up loving the whole theme and we danced in our chairs to the music :lovestruc

JESW
02-02-2010, 06:06 PM
Yay! Another Cass report! )Why was your trip report locked? I missed it!) Are you doing any scrap booking these days? Looking forward to reading more. :)

Jill

Timon
02-02-2010, 06:36 PM
Hi
Count me in. I love reading your reviews!!! I read your trip report and really enjoyed it. Kira is so adorable!!

Thanks! :goodvibes

Yay! Another Cass report! )Why was your trip report locked? I missed it!) Are you doing any scrap booking these days? Looking forward to reading more. :)

Jill

Although I wasn't technically finished (I wanted to do a final thoughts post) it was moved to the finished reports page by the mods.

You can still read it, you just can't comment on it anymore.

Here's the link:
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2324431

As for scrapbooking, haven't done much lately. I finished our 2007 WDW/DCL digital album just before we left on this trip so when I am done this food report, my next project will be the 2009 WDW/DCL scrapbook album :thumbsup2

Good to see you around Jill :hug:

cntkg1
02-02-2010, 06:58 PM
$53.00?????? :scared1: I hope the ketchup was free. ;)

BTW, what are Zebra Domes?

(Glad to see you started this review Cass! I'll finally get my DIS fix).:goodvibes

cntkg1
02-02-2010, 07:30 PM
That fruit plate Rob ordered in 2007 looked divine Cass! :thumbsup2
So you no likey dry eggs, huh? Did you opt for the pancakes at my house then last year? My eggs are always dry...actually, "browned" is the only way you'll see me eat them. Sorry kiddo. Next time, I'll be sure to pull out some runny eggs for ya. :hug:

disneyfav4ever
02-02-2010, 08:27 PM
$53.00?????? :scared1: I hope the ketchup was free. ;)

BTW, what are Zebra Domes?

(Glad to see you started this review Cass! I'll finally get my DIS fix).:goodvibesLooks like that included two mugs though. (I hope that cost includes the mugs, otherwise :scared1: is right!)

I really want to try the Mara sometime. Maybe in the fall since I think I'm going to be skipping Boma, and I'll need a zebra dome fix.

Timon
02-02-2010, 09:01 PM
$53.00?????? :scared1: I hope the ketchup was free. ;)

BTW, what are Zebra Domes?

(Glad to see you started this review Cass! I'll finally get my DIS fix).:goodvibes

Hahah, yup, good thing ketchup was free LOL! $25 of that bill was for the refillable mugs, which we definitely got our money's worth out of ;)

Zebra Domes are very sweet mousse type dessert, shaped into domes. They get a lot of attention here on the DIS. Here's the recipe:

http://keyingredient.com/recipes/71553/zebra-domes-bomas/ (click on the recipe tab)

That fruit plate Rob ordered in 2007 looked divine Cass! :thumbsup2
So you no likey dry eggs, huh? Did you opt for the pancakes at my house then last year? My eggs are always dry...actually, "browned" is the only way you'll see me eat them. Sorry kiddo. Next time, I'll be sure to pull out some runny eggs for ya. :hug:

I don't recall your eggs being dry. :confused3 I don't like runny eggs either, I like them moist. I'm not one to eat something I don't like and I remember eating your eggs, so they couldn't have been that bad ;)

Looks like that included two mugs though. (I hope that cost includes the mugs, otherwise :scared1: is right!)

I really want to try the Mara sometime. Maybe in the fall since I think I'm going to be skipping Boma, and I'll need a zebra dome fix.

Yes, definitely included the two mugs! And yeah, if you don't want to go to Boma (although I don't think I would ever skip the chance to eat at Boma again!) you can find the zebra domes in the cooler at Mara :thumbsup2

MickeyNicki
02-03-2010, 10:54 AM
I have never wanted chicken strip so badly! Yummy!

Belle5
02-03-2010, 11:38 AM
I have never wanted chicken strip so badly! Yummy!

You and me, both! I have probably never ordered chicken fingers in all my trips to WDW--but I might be heading over to the Mara for that and some honey-dijon dipping sauce instead of my usual African stew in a bread bowl! (Ok, maybe not--but I'll make sure my kids order those and I get to sample!)

butiflfeet
02-03-2010, 01:53 PM
It all looks so good! I love your reviews, thanks for sharing!

Timon
02-03-2010, 02:50 PM
Flame Tree Barbecue & Pizzafari Animal Kingdom - October 16th, 2009

Rob and Kira were getting hungry but I was still pretty full from breakfast so while Kira and I grabbed a seat at Flame Tree, Rob went and got the food.

We've only ever eaten at FTB once before and I didn't even realize there was seating behind this restaurant until I read a review with pics a few months before we left. Now normally Rob and Kira get a seat and I get the food, this works for several reasons:

1-I normally carry most of the US cash.
2-I always know what Rob would eat off of any given menu (as well as Kira)
3-Rob has a hard time finding me in a crowd :lmao: (sorry babe, but it's true! ;))

So as I slowly walked through the MASSIVE seating area located behind this restaurant, looking for a quiet spot so Kira can run around a bit, I was getting a wee bit nervous. Well, we keep walking and walking...holy crap this place is big, Rob will never find us!

I find a decent place at the bottom of the very long stairs (Kira loved running up and down these while we waited for Rob) and proceed to text Rob very specific directions in order to find us :rolleyes:

It seemed like an eternity before he finally showed up, he said the lines were ridiculously long. :scared1:

I think the condiment area was top secret because they all seemed to be slightly hidden. Thankfully I had just walked through this giant maze of paths and seating areas and had spotted one close by.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/wdw5-1.jpg


Rob got:

Kids hot dog meal $4.99 (came with chocolate chip cookie and apple juice)
Half Chicken Meal $9.49
Safari Fruit Plate $6.99
Large Coffee $1.89 (how anyone can drink coffee in this heat is beyond me :confused3)
$5 donation to the Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund

Total with tax: $29.88

Rating: :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2 out of :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2




Kira devoured her hot dog (wiener only, she never eats the bun) as well as tons of fruit and Rob ate everything else but the beans. He said it was very good and they were both full.

A couple hours later while we were waiting for the parade, I got hungry and we were right next to Pizzafari so I figured I would go get my old favourite, the Hot Italian Style Sandwich. I've had this many times and it's always been quite delicious once I removed those yucky tomatoes :rolleyes1

This time, however, it was rather gross! Kira ended up eating most of my chips and I nibbled on the sandwich before I decided I couldn't possibly eat anymore of that crud. :crazy2:

I lost that receipt but according to all ears it was:

Hot Italian Style Sandwich with chips $8.79
Large diet coke $2.49

Total with Tax: $11.96

Rating: :thumbsup2 out of :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2




http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/wdw5.jpg

That might have been the worst $12 I spent! Even the diet coke was gross. It tasted really off, maybe it was at the end of the tank?
:sad2:

Timon
02-03-2010, 02:52 PM
Restaurantosaurus at Animal Kingdom - October 16th, 2009


A couple hours later, we were all hungry again and we couldn't get our minds off of those chicken strips from the night before. The only place I knew they served them was at Restaurantosaurus so off we went.

It's a good thing I've memorized all of the menus from All Ears ;)

We weren't starving so we decided to split some chicken strips and Kira said she wanted some apple juice.


http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/wdw6.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/wdw7.jpg


While I was getting the food, I could hear all the way into the other room that Kira was having a bit of a meltdown. When I got there she changed her mind and asked for milk, so I went back and got that for her.

While the strips were just as delicious as the ones at The Mara, Kira was at the end of her rope and her attitude kept us from really enjoying our meal. After that episode, we left the park tout suite! :scared:


We got:

Chicken strips with fries $7.69
Bottled water $2.50
Apple Juice $2.39

Total with Tax: $13.23

Rating: :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2 out of :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2 (it would have been 5 :thumbsup2's without the meltdown :rolleyes1



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cntkg1
02-03-2010, 04:36 PM
Flame Tree Barbecue & Pizzafari Animal Kingdom - October 16th, 2009



http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/wdw5-1.jpg

Kira devoured her hot dog (wiener only, she never eats the bun) as well as tons of fruit and Rob ate everything else but the beans. He said it was very good and they were both full.

I notice WDW is STILL using the crappy wheat buns too. No wonder you tossed it. Kira is a smart little girl. ;)

cntkg1
02-03-2010, 04:38 PM
Nice to see you posting the prices Cass. Makes us appreciate the "free" food on the cruise even more, doesn't it? :rotfl2:

cannp123165
02-03-2010, 05:01 PM
Great reviews and photos. :)

Timon
02-04-2010, 12:19 PM
Boma at Animal Kingdom Lodge - October 17th, 2009

Today was our 11th wedding anniversary and although we weren't doing anything extraordinary to celebrate, I did want to try something new. I have read countless wonderful reviews about Boma and although the dinner menu didn't appeal to me, the breakfast definitely caught my eye.

Rob just rolls with whatever I plan (I love him for that!) so I just told him we were going to try a new place over at AKL, he didn't care, he was just happy to be eating LOL!

We got there about 10 minutes before our PS time and they gave us a buzzer but it went off about 3 minutes later so it wasn't much of a wait after all.

We were seated in the very back corner of the restaurant, which was nice because it was really busy and really loud in the main seating area.

It took awhile for our server to show up and then as soon as she got our drink orders, I told Rob to hit the buffet for his and Kira's breakfast.

Coffee for Rob, of course

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/wdw8.jpg

He came back and seemed really happy. Food makes Rob happy, especially a good buffet. It sounds a little strange but Rob can really pack away the food but he gets bored of a food easily and needs a lot of variety. It's one of the reasons he doesn't enjoy my casseroles or shepherd's pie...everything is all together, so he gets bored really fast.

He also eats the items on his plate one at a time. Sometimes this really irks me because his potatoes will sit there for 10 minutes, untouched. Then I gotta ask him if there's something wrong with the potatoes. He'll just smile and say "No, I just haven't gotten to them yet" :rolleyes:

Needless to say, he was thrilled with this buffet because not only did it have the regular breakfast stuff but it also had some unique items with African flair. Rob is a rather adventurous eater so he was thrilled to be trying new items.


Here's his first plate(s):

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/wdw9.jpg

While Rob was getting his food, I entertained Kira. Actually, this time she entertained me. She was in a really fun mood. She was being silly and she made me laugh the whole time Rob was gone.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/WDW%202009/3-6.jpg

It was a nice change from her usual sour puss!

Finally it was my time to grab some grub and I was happy with my usual breakfast selections, none of the African stuff appealed to this picky eater :rolleyes1

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/wdw10.jpg

By the time I got back, Rob was devouring his food with a huge smile on his face. :teeth:

Apparently he was enjoying himself. ;) Kira was also devouring her food and was quite happy too!

I am a huge potato girl so I was really looking forward to those potatoes with "afritude". I was a tad disappointed because they weren't as fabulous as everyone claims but then I took one bite of my eggs and was in HEAVEN!!!! :cloud9:

These were some of the best eggs I have ever tasted!!! I could go on and on about these eggs and how amazing they were but I won't ;) Rob asked me if I had gotten some ham and I replied "They have ham?????" I'm also a ham girl so I was shocked that I totally missed the ham carving station!!

I ran up real quick and got me a few slices :goodvibes

Everything was so tasty! I totally loved the toast station where you can choose your own bread and toast it yourself. I'm also picky about my toast, I like it lightly toasted and buttered right away while it's still warm and when I eat out, I rarely get it that way. Usually it comes slightly burnt and cold and not buttered. :sad2:

I had also been dying to try the chocolate croissants and they didn't disappoint!

The three of us were happy as clams! We sat there for almost an hour gorging ourselves on delicious food, enjoying each other's company and just soaking in the Disney atmosphere.

Here's Rob's second plate...

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/wdw11.jpg

And here's mine...

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/wdw12.jpg

If we had one complaint, it would be with our server. She had zero personality and seemed very very busy. She told us at the beginning of the meal that they had small forks and would bring one for Kira. Well, that never happened. After that, we never saw her. Thankfully we didn't need drink refills because we never would have gotten them.

Just as we were getting our stuff ready to go, the waitress decided to finally strike up a conversation with us. She found out that it was our anniversary and told us to stay at the table for a few more minutes.

Then she brought this out for us...

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/wdw13.jpg

Honestly, I was about to explode and didn't want to eat another bite but I also didn't want to be rude. So we put our stuff down again and sat in our chairs had a few bites of the desserts.

While I appreciate the thought, we were all packed up and ready to go when she asked us to stay. Had I known she was going to bring out more food I would have politely declined and told her thank you but no thank you.

I don't know if she did what she did because half her tables were gone now so she had more time or because she knew we were leaving and realized that she hadn't paid attention to us all and she wanted her tip?

The reason I hadn't noted on our reservation that it was our anniversary was because I didn't want to make a big deal about it. Plus it was just a breakfast buffet, not a fancy schmancy sit down dinner.

Honestly I can't really remember what those desserts tasted like, I only remember that I wasn't really impressed by any of them but I'm not a big dessert girl either.



2 adult buffet breakfasts $33.98
Total with Tax: $36.19
(Kira was free) plus we gave her a 15% tip

Rating: :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2 out of :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

I think if the service was better, it would have been 5 :thumbsup2's

Timon
02-04-2010, 12:25 PM
I have never wanted chicken strip so badly! Yummy!

LOL, I know...I was drooling as I was posting that photo! :rolleyes1 :lmao:

You and me, both! I have probably never ordered chicken fingers in all my trips to WDW--but I might be heading over to the Mara for that and some honey-dijon dipping sauce instead of my usual African stew in a bread bowl! (Ok, maybe not--but I'll make sure my kids order those and I get to sample!)

It is definitely the Ken's Honey Dijon that makes those babies so good! ::yes:: And you can always order both ;)

It all looks so good! I love your reviews, thanks for sharing!

Thanks for reading! :thumbsup2

I notice WDW is STILL using the crappy wheat buns too. No wonder you tossed it. Kira is a smart little girl. ;)

I can't even talk about those buns right now! :sad2: I will though, in my next review! :rolleyes1

Nice to see you posting the prices Cass. Makes us appreciate the "free" food on the cruise even more, doesn't it? :rotfl2:

It sure is hard to pay for food when you get off that glorious ship! :rolleyes:

Great reviews and photos. :)

Thanks! :goodvibes

MickeyNicki
02-04-2010, 12:51 PM
When we go back to Boma I plan on getting a plate full of ham and eggs...the best that I have ever had was at Boma and it is so funny cuz it is just ham and eggs but OMG it is TDF!

DH could eat a plate of that banana bread too...I found the recipe on the Dis and made it one day....there was nothing but crumbs left by bedtime!

disneyfav4ever
02-04-2010, 01:23 PM
I really want to try Boma's eggs because I heard there's goat cheese in them.

cannp123165
02-04-2010, 01:44 PM
I love Boma! Sounds like you had a great breakfast there. :)

cntkg1
02-04-2010, 06:14 PM
I really want to try Boma's eggs because I heard there's goat cheese in them.

Now THAT sounds delish!!!:thumbsup2

Cass, your pictures make me want breakfast for dinner tonight. :goodvibes

Timon
02-04-2010, 07:03 PM
When we go back to Boma I plan on getting a plate full of ham and eggs...the best that I have ever had was at Boma and it is so funny cuz it is just ham and eggs but OMG it is TDF!



You got great taste! :teeth:

I really want to try Boma's eggs because I heard there's goat cheese in them.

There's two kinds of eggs, regular scrambled and scrambled with goat cheese. I liked the regular ones better but Rob liked the goat cheese eggs.

Rob's second plate has the goat cheese eggs on them, they also have some green onions in them.

I love Boma! Sounds like you had a great breakfast there. :)

It was awesome and I can't wait to go back!! :cool1:

Now THAT sounds delish!!!:thumbsup2

Cass, your pictures make me want breakfast for dinner tonight. :goodvibes

Makes we wanna book a trip to Disney :rolleyes1

Timon
02-04-2010, 07:08 PM
By the way...it was MickeyNicki's amazing Boma photos that made me plan a breakfast there!!!

If you want to see some fantastic photos of the buffet, click on her October 2008 review link in her signature! :cool1:

TigerKat
02-04-2010, 07:57 PM
Signing on a bit late, love your reviews!:goodvibes

jacksmom
02-04-2010, 08:03 PM
Really enjoying your reviews!

2xcited2sleep
02-04-2010, 08:44 PM
I'm in! Can't wait for more. I've enjoyed previous reports of yours and can't believe how big Kira is getting! :goodvibes

cntkg1
02-05-2010, 08:55 AM
By the way...it was MickeyNicki's amazing Boma photos that made me plan a breakfast there!!!

If you want to see some fantastic photos of the buffet, click on her October 2008 review link in her signature! :cool1:

Of course I headed right over there Cass. WOW!! What great pictures!!
:thumbsup2

Made me feel like I was right there!:love:

Timon
02-05-2010, 12:36 PM
Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe - October 17th, 2009


We headed to MK for the evening and since we all love to listen to Sonny Eclipse in the truck (Kira knows Planetary Boogie by heart! :laughing:) we decided to go to Cosmic Ray's. Unfortunately everyone else decided to go too because it was freezing outside.

It was so busy, it took a long time to just find a table and if you've been here before, then you know that there's lots of seating in there!

The place was swarming with people so I told Rob to wait for a seat to open up while I got the food.

Now, I've been here many times before but never when it was this busy :scared1: So it never really bothered me before that the food here is offered at different stations. Well after waiting 20 minutes to get Rob and Kira's chicken strips and knowing that I would have to wait yet another 20 minutes to get my burger from another line, it really started to bother me!

When I got back to my family, they were singing and dancing to Sonny's catchy music (you can see them dance in my part 1 video :teeth: http://cassworld.ca/videos.htm)

I was looking forward to a nice cheeseburger so I got back into line. After a very interesting experience with a very grumpy CM (see my trip report for details) and a long 15 minutes, I finally got my burger.

Just as I was leaving, I remembered that they had cheese sauce and I thought maybe Kira would enjoy dipping her fries in it. I found the small condiment area (ketchup, napkins, dipping sauces, straws) but the cheese wasn't there so I went in search of the other one. I finally found it but really had to search for the cheese. It's not even marked so if you didn't know what you were looking for, you would never find it! :sad2:

Ok, before I go into detail about the food, let me post some pics...

Rob and Kira's food

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/wdw14.jpg

And mine

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/wdw15.jpg

Rob and Kira enjoyed their strips, Kira ate most of that entire yogurt by herself and we all enjoyed watching Sonny.

This is where I got really grumpy though....

Although I had read about Disney switching their hot dog buns from white buns to whole wheat buns, it didn't even occur to me that they switched their hamburger buns too. I know...how silly of me :rolleyes:

Although it didn't look very good, I don't mind WW buns at home so I took a bit and hoped for the best.

:rolleyes2

It wasn't good people. :sad2:

Sorry...that's an understatement because it was HORRIBLE!!!!!!! :headache::mad:

It was so bad that I didn't even want another bite! The bun was coming apart in my hands so I just pulled off the pieces and tried to eat the burger part.

Yeah, that part wasn't very good either. :scared:

Considering burgers are my favourite food group :rolleyes: it's gotta be pretty awful for me not to eat one!

I don't know if it was the bun that threw me or the burger or both but it was so gross that I couldn't eat it. I've had burgers here before and they are usually very good so I think it has more to do with the disgusting bun!

You can see it falling apart after just one bite!
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/wdw16.jpg


Rob & Kira's meal:
Chicken strips with fries $7.69
Mickey Milk $1.29
Strawberry yogurt $1.99

Total with tax: $11.69



My meal:
Cheeseburger with fries $6.59
32 oz Diet Coke $2.49

Total with tax: $9.68



Rating: :thumbsup2 out of :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

(I gave it a :thumbsup2 because of the fries and the entertainment)


That's for my meal, Rob and Kira's would be :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

Timon
02-05-2010, 12:46 PM
Dole Whip from Aloha Isle - October 17th, 2009


Rob's favourite place for dessert in Magic Kingdom is Aloha Isle in Adventureland. Like millions of other people, he loves the dole whip! :rolleyes1

While it's not my favourite, I still enjoy it and we usually share one every time we go to MK.

Even though it was really cold that night, the three of us shared some pineapple ice cream while we slowly strolled the park in the dark, which is, in my opinion, the best way to enjoy this little treat! :goodvibes

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/wdw17.jpg

I don't have my receipt but according to all ears...

Pineapple Dole Whip $2.89 + tax

Rating: :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2 out of :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

.

MickeyNicki
02-05-2010, 01:05 PM
By the way...it was MickeyNicki's amazing Boma photos that made me plan a breakfast there!!!

If you want to see some fantastic photos of the buffet, click on her October 2008 review link in her signature! :cool1:


Thank you for the mention...I am so glad my pictures and reviews help other Disers!


Of course I headed right over there Cass. WOW!! What great pictures!!
:thumbsup2

Made me feel like I was right there!:love:

Thank you! I wish I was at Boma right now...or anywhere in WDW for that matter :cloud9:

Timon
02-05-2010, 01:50 PM
Signing on a bit late, love your reviews!:goodvibes

We're only just getting started ;) :woohoo:

Really enjoying your reviews!

Thanks! :goodvibes

I'm in! Can't wait for more. I've enjoyed previous reports of yours and can't believe how big Kira is getting! :goodvibes

I know! She will be starting pre-school next month!!! :eek: :thumbsup2 :cool1:

Of course I headed right over there Cass. WOW!! What great pictures!!
:thumbsup2

Made me feel like I was right there!:love:

I know eh!! I remember reading her review and writing down in my notes "Boma breakfast is a must!" :yay:

Thank you for the mention...I am so glad my pictures and reviews help other Disers!

Thank you! I wish I was at Boma right now...or anywhere in WDW for that matter :cloud9:

People LOVE your reports Nicki!!!! ::yes::

And I just realized that I don't think I have read your November report yet!!! :scared1: I was very sick and in the hospital in the middle of November and then I got even sicker while at the hospital and was in bad shape for 3 weeks so I doubt I would have even visited the food reviews boards!!!


Wooohoooo, now I have something fabulous to read :cool1:

hellokitty86
02-05-2010, 03:39 PM
Hey Cass! It's great reading one of your reviews again!!:goodvibes


It is definitely the Ken's Honey Dijon that makes those babies so good! ::yes::

I totally agree! I LOVE that stuff. I can never find it at home though- I only ever find Ken's Honey Mustard and that's just not the same.:sad2: I always smuggle a few packets of it in my luggage for when I get home. :ssst:

cntkg1
02-05-2010, 06:42 PM
I totally agree! I LOVE that stuff. I can never find it at home though- I only ever find Ken's Honey Mustard and that's just not the same.:sad2: I always smuggle a few packets of it in my luggage for when I get home. :ssst:


Maybe you can only find it at WDW, just like Paul Newman's Southwest dressing that only McDonalds has for their SW salad. :confused3

I guess it's their way of getting us to keep coming back. ;)

Timon
02-05-2010, 06:48 PM
Hey Cass! It's great reading one of your reviews again!!:goodvibes

I totally agree! I LOVE that stuff. I can never find it at home though- I only ever find Ken's Honey Mustard and that's just not the same.:sad2: I always smuggle a few packets of it in my luggage for when I get home. :ssst:

I agree! You can only find their Honey Mustard, not the Honey Dijon, which is quite different! I never thought of smuggling some home....hmmm I will have to keep that in mind for our next trip :rolleyes1 ;)

Now if only I could smuggle some frozen chicken strips :scratchin :rolleyes1

Timon
02-05-2010, 06:49 PM
Maybe you can only find it at WDW, just like Paul Newman's Southwest dressing that only McDonalds has for their SW salad. :confused3

I guess it's their way of getting us to keep coming back. ;)

I've checked at Walmart and Target in the area and still only find the Honey Mustard :sad1:

Sam'sMom0126
02-05-2010, 10:02 PM
Just wanted to thank you for taking the time to post. I was reading your trip report too and it was so great to read you telling it how it was traveling with an almost 3 year old! We are taking our DS who just turned 3 to DW in 3 weeks and I anticipate ALOT of tantrums and attitude but am going to try to take it with a grain of salt and have a great time anyway!!!

hellokitty86
02-05-2010, 10:32 PM
I've checked at Walmart and Target in the area and still only find the Honey Mustard :sad1:

If I ever find any, I will let you know!! :thumbsup2 BTW- just wanted to tell you that I'm loving your new blog!!

2xcited2sleep
02-06-2010, 08:14 PM
I'm with you... the wheat buns are :sick: I'm all for having them available if people want them but good lord... I'm ordering a burger and fries... what makes you think I want a wheat bun??? :confused3

Kae
02-06-2010, 08:36 PM
I'm with you... the wheat buns are :sick: I'm all for having them available if people want them but good lord... I'm ordering a burger and fries... what makes you think I want a wheat bun??? :confused3

Amen!

Kae

Timon
02-07-2010, 11:20 AM
Restaurantosaurus at Animal Kingdom - October 18th, 2009


The next day we were back in WDW and we met up with our friends who had never tasted Disney chicken strips so of course we had to show them what they were all about :rolleyes1

Don't worry, there's more than just chicken strips in this food review, I promise! :rolleyes: :lmao:

Kira asked for a hot dog so Rob and I got the strips and Kira got a hot dog basket, which brings me to another pet peeve about Disney food...I wish they would offer items on their own and not with fries all the time. Kira does not really eat fries, so it was a huge waste for us.

When I was ordering the food, I asked the CM if I can order just the hot dog separately and he told me no, it only comes in a basket so basically I paid almost $7 for a hot dog! And Kira doesn't even eat the bun so really, I paid almost $7 for a wiener! Considering I can get a dozen of them at that price at the grocery store, it makes me wanna :scared1:

As usual, the strips were excellent and Kira wolfed down her wiener in minutes!

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/wdw18.jpg

We had:

Hot dog Basket $6.59
2 Chicken Strips with Fries $15.38

Total with tax: $23.40

Rating: :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2 out of :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2 for the food but only :thumbsup2 for variety and options!

I would love to see a "basket" with a fruit option. ::yes:: They offer it in kid's meals but what about for adults, or if your kid eats off of the adult menu?? :confused3 :sad2:

Timon
02-07-2010, 12:22 PM
T-Rex at Downtown Disney - October 18th, 2009

This was our first visit to T-Rex and we were looking forward to it. I know it's not fine dining, but we like the big cheesy, themed restaurants, especially ones we've never been to.

I had been showing Kira videos and pictures of T-Rex for months and now and she was very excited to be eating with the dinosaurs!

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/WDW%202009/4-15.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/WDW%202009/4-16.jpg

We were dining with our friends again so I called months in advance and made reservations for us at 6pm. It was super duper crazy busy but with a reservation, we didn't wait long, maybe 10 minutes. Kira LOVED the play area while we waited and Rob had to literally drag her out of there when our table was ready!

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/WDW%202009/4-23.jpg

The restaurant was super duper loud but we were expecting that. What I wasn't expecting was just how huge this place was!

We were seated in front of the blue ice room, in the main (and first) area not far from the entrance. This proved to be a huge pain because the back of my chair was right up next to a very busy walkway. My chair was constantly getting bumped, ran into, walked in to, and kicked. :mad:


http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/WDW%202009/4-19.jpg



Kira got some crayons to play with but she still had attitude about us tearing her away from the dig zone. :rolleyes:

Can you see the 'tude?? LOL!

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/WDW%202009/4-17.jpg

It took while to get our drinks and get our orders in but there was enough stuff going on in this place in order to distract us all.

We got Kira the mac and cheese

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/wdw20.jpg

She seemed to like the tiny amount she actually ate. For the most part, we didn't order her own meals on this trip because she doesn't really eat much and I hate paying $8 for her to eat 5 bites of something. But she had been eating mostly hot dogs at this point and I wanted her to have something a little more substantial. I wasn't worried too much because she eats a lot of fruit.

For those of you who didn't read my trip report, every day that we were in the parks, I brought along a container full of fresh cut up fruit that we bought at Publix. I put it in the freezer for an hour before we left each morning and I kept it in an insulated bag. By 10:30-11:00AM, we took a break from touring and ate our nice cold fruit. This seemed to really recharge both Rob and Kira and it kept them going during the day.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/WDW%202009/4-3.jpg

I believe Rob ordered the steak

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/wdw19.jpg

The restaurant was so loud and Kira was sitting in between us, I don't remember if Rob enjoyed this or not. :confused3 He seemed pretty happy so I am guessing that he enjoyed it.

I ordered the cheeseburger..

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/wdw21.jpg

Let me just say how wonderful it was to not have a whole wheat bun this time!

My meal was pretty good. It would have been MUCH better had my food been hot instead of just barely warm. I could tell that the waffle fries would have been amazing if they were hot and fresh but they were lukewarm and had been sitting around for awhile.

Here's the chicken and boneyard buffet that our friends ordered

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/wdw22.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/wdw23.jpg

I believe everyone enjoyed their food, I don't recall any major problems.

At this point I could see that Rob was conspiring with the waitress to bring us some kind of dessert for all of us but I really wasn't interested. I had planned on walking over to Ghirardelli's later for a sundae.

I tried to stop him from getting us dessert but the waitress wouldn't listen to me and I guess I was outvoted :rolleyes:

Apparently Rob was making arrangements for them to bring us something that said Happy Anniversary on it since we didn't do anything special for our dinner yesterday.

And this was the end result :rolleyes2

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/WDW%202009/4-18.jpg

I laughed at the spelling but I ate some of the dessert that came with it...donuts with dipping sauce.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/wdw24.jpg

While it wasn't bad, I'm just not a donut kind of girl. Heck, I'm not really a dessert kind of girl but if I do get dessert, I like something with chocolate and peanut butter in it ;)

Kira sure enjoyed dipping and smearing the donuts in everything though!

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/WDW%202009/4-20.jpg

All in all, it was a fun experience. The company was great, the food was good, the place was very cool.

I give it a :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

If the food was hot and we had a better table, I would have added another :thumbsup2

I can't tell you how much the meal was because our friends managed the snag the bill before we could :rolleyes:

Timon
02-07-2010, 01:17 PM
Just wanted to thank you for taking the time to post. I was reading your trip report too and it was so great to read you telling it how it was traveling with an almost 3 year old! We are taking our DS who just turned 3 to DW in 3 weeks and I anticipate ALOT of tantrums and attitude but am going to try to take it with a grain of salt and have a great time anyway!!!

Good luck with that! :rolleyes1:lmao:

All kidding aside, it was tough at times and it was so great at times! We made some really special memories and although she was difficult, I would make the trip again in a heartbeat! :goodvibes

If I ever find any, I will let you know!! :thumbsup2 BTW- just wanted to tell you that I'm loving your new blog!!

Thanks! :goodvibes

I'm with you... the wheat buns are :sick: I'm all for having them available if people want them but good lord... I'm ordering a burger and fries... what makes you think I want a wheat bun??? :confused3

Amen!

Kae

I totally agree! I am eating hot dogs and fries and burgers...I'm obviously not counting my calories! I can do that when I'm at home!!! :rolleyes1

Timon
02-07-2010, 01:42 PM
If I ever find any, I will let you know!! :thumbsup2 BTW- just wanted to tell you that I'm loving your new blog!!

I did some research online and found this:

http://www.kensfoods.com/kf/products/productView.servlet;jsessionid=az-vcFdqZEWf?consumerProductId=86&productCategoryId=&productFlavorId=

The website says it can be found in most states but it doesn't say exactly where:


http://www.kensfoods.com/kf/products/locatorMap.servlet?consumerProductId=86

It also says you can buy it online:
http://shopping.kensfoods.com/chef39s-reserve-honey-dij39.html


I checked the ingredients of that bottle compared to the dipping sauces in WDW and while they are not the same exact order, the ingredients are almost identical! :thumbsup2

Guess I will be checking stores next time I go to the U.S. :goodvibes

cntkg1
02-07-2010, 02:49 PM
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Kira got some crayons to play with but she still had attitude about us tearing her away from the dig zone. :rolleyes:

Can you see the 'tude?? LOL!

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/WDW%202009/4-17.jpg

And...the broken crayons too...Kira style. :lmao:

cntkg1
02-07-2010, 04:20 PM
I did some research online and found this:

http://www.kensfoods.com/kf/products/productView.servlet;jsessionid=az-vcFdqZEWf?consumerProductId=86&productCategoryId=&productFlavorId=

The website says it can be found in most states but it doesn't say exactly where:


http://www.kensfoods.com/kf/products/locatorMap.servlet?consumerProductId=86

It also says you can buy it online:
http://shopping.kensfoods.com/chef39s-reserve-honey-dij39.html


I checked the ingredients of that bottle compared to the dipping sauces in WDW and while they are not the same exact order, the ingredients are almost identical! :thumbsup2

Guess I will be checking stores next time I go to the U.S. :goodvibes

I just checked our Super Walmart and Pick n Save here in SE Wisconsin Cass, and they did not have the Honey Dijon. :sad:

catne
02-07-2010, 04:41 PM
Restaurantosaurus at Animal Kingdom - October 18th, 2009


I would love to see a "basket" with a fruit option. ::yes:: They offer it in kid's meals but what about for adults, or if your kid eats off of the adult menu?? :confused3 :sad2:

Loving your review...but wanted to mention, if you're at a counter service that offers fruit on the kids' meals, an adult can ask to sub the fries on the adult meal for the fruit. My adult daughter did that a couple of times, and it seemed like if they had bagged fruit at that counter, it was allowed...once it was a bag of pre-cut apple slices, another time it was a little bag of grapes.

paras4ri
02-07-2010, 08:16 PM
I'm thoroughly enjoying your dining report (and your trip report too) and now I want to try the chicken strips! Luckily I'll have the opportunity in 2 1/2 weeks! :)

hellokitty86
02-07-2010, 09:00 PM
I did some research online and found this:

http://www.kensfoods.com/kf/products/productView.servlet;jsessionid=az-vcFdqZEWf?consumerProductId=86&productCategoryId=&productFlavorId=

The website says it can be found in most states but it doesn't say exactly where:


http://www.kensfoods.com/kf/products/locatorMap.servlet?consumerProductId=86

It also says you can buy it online:
http://shopping.kensfoods.com/chef39s-reserve-honey-dij39.html


I checked the ingredients of that bottle compared to the dipping sauces in WDW and while they are not the same exact order, the ingredients are almost identical! :thumbsup2

Guess I will be checking stores next time I go to the U.S. :goodvibes

Thanks for doing some research! If I ever find any I would be happy to send you up some! Still enjoying your reviews....we loved T-rex when we ate there in July.

angelmav
02-08-2010, 12:36 AM
Loving your reviews! I used to be like rob and only eat 1 thing at a time, always saying to all of my nagging family members that I didnt want to mix my food. finally after years and years of relentless pressure I caved in, but It's nice to know I wasnt alone!

I didnt know that the RFC served bfast, even though it wasnt as good as your past visit, still an interesting choice we hadnt considered, so thanks for the review!

Loving the photos, everyone is adorable and it looks like you all had a great time!

Timon
02-08-2010, 11:23 AM
And...the broken crayons too...Kira style. :lmao:

Yup, you're right! That's my girl :rolleyes1

I just checked our Super Walmart and Pick n Save here in SE Wisconsin Cass, and they did not have the Honey Dijon. :sad:

Awww thanks hun! :hug:

Loving your review...but wanted to mention, if you're at a counter service that offers fruit on the kids' meals, an adult can ask to sub the fries on the adult meal for the fruit. My adult daughter did that a couple of times, and it seemed like if they had bagged fruit at that counter, it was allowed...once it was a bag of pre-cut apple slices, another time it was a little bag of grapes.

Good advice! Thanks, I will keep that in mind for next time! :goodvibes

I'm thoroughly enjoying your dining report (and your trip report too) and now I want to try the chicken strips! Luckily I'll have the opportunity in 2 1/2 weeks! :)

Lucky lucky you!!! ;)

Thanks for doing some research! If I ever find any I would be happy to send you up some! Still enjoying your reviews....we loved T-rex when we ate there in July.

How sweet! Thanks! :goodvibes

Loving your reviews! I used to be like rob and only eat 1 thing at a time, always saying to all of my nagging family members that I didnt want to mix my food. finally after years and years of relentless pressure I caved in, but It's nice to know I wasnt alone!

I didnt know that the RFC served bfast, even though it wasnt as good as your past visit, still an interesting choice we hadnt considered, so thanks for the review!

Loving the photos, everyone is adorable and it looks like you all had a great time!

Only the RFC in AK offers breakfast and normally it's a lot better than what I wrote about! ;)

I don't think Rob would ever change his eating habits! :rolleyes: :lmao:

Timon
02-08-2010, 11:37 AM
Dessert at Ghirardelli at Downtown Disney - October 18th, 2009


Even though we were still rather full from dinner, we all wandered over to Ghiradelli's because I was itching for something with Peanut Butter in it!

The place was packed! We got into two different line ups, I ordered the PB hot fudge sundae and our friends got a sundae too but I don't know which one it was.

We finally spotted a table outside and sat and waited for our treats.

I think we were still high on donuts from T-Rex because we all hyper and having WAY too much fun :lmao:

Here's Sean and I laughing about our numbers :rotfl2:

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/Disney2009FlightandAnimalkingdom143.jpg

Thanks Bernie for the photo!



It took quite a long time before we finally got our ice cream.

Ours...sorry kind of blurry, I was still laughing!
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/wdw26.jpg

Theirs
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/wdw25.jpg


Maybe I was just too full but I didn't really enjoy it. Between the three of us we couldn't finish it. In fact, it made me feel rather ill later. :crazy2:

Guess we didn't really need that dessert after all :rolleyes1


PB Sundae $7.95

Total with tax: $8.47

Rating: :thumbsup2:thumbsup2 out of :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

Timon
02-08-2010, 12:10 PM
50's Prime Time Cafe at MGM - October 19th, 2009

We met up with our friends at 11:30 am for lunch at 50's PT. We always have so much fun here so we do this one every trip :thumbsup2

Our friends ordered the Onion Rings and to our surprise, Kira loved them! Thankfully we have great friends who shared them with us.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/wdw27.jpg

Next time we are getting two of these babies to share! ::yes::

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/WDW%202009/5-14.jpg

Rob got his usual, the fried chicken

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/wdw30.jpg

I ordered the ham sandwich

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/wdw29.jpg

We shared our food with Kira and she seemed quite happy with it all.

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At one point though, she refused to eat the chicken on her plate and instead she kept asking Auntie Bernie for some of her chicken! :lmao: Hey, whatever it takes to get her to eat something good, right? :rolleyes1

Rob devoured his meal and enjoyed every last bite.

I actually enjoyed half my sandwich but I was too full to eat the rest. It was nice and light though and enjoyed what I did eat! Normally I don't eat much here because everything is so heavy. Last time I just ate onion rings and I was happy.

I think the next time we will have a late lunch instead of an early lunch so that I am really hungry. I just don't get hungry until about 1pm when I am touring the parks. Weird eh? At home, I stare at the clock and by 11am I am starving!!!! :rolleyes:

Our server was pretty good, sharp and cranky, like they should be :rotfl: I'm always the one who gets in trouble here though!! What's up with that!! :rolleyes1

It was yet another fantastic dining experience and we all left full and happy!

I don't have the receipt for this meal (I think S & B stole it! ;)) so I will take prices from All Ears:

We had:

Fried chicken $14.99
Stacked Sandwich $11.49
Diet coke $2.00
Coffee $2.00

Total with Tax $32.31 approx

Rating: :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2 out of :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2


As usual, we will be back again!

cntkg1
02-08-2010, 01:40 PM
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Next time we are getting two of these babies to share! ::yes::

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An all time favorite of Kristin's too Cass. Ever since she was little, she would pull out the onion and eat the crust. Now almost 26 years later ... she still eats them this way. :lmao:

Kira look very deep in thought here. Almost like "Hmmmm, how do I get this slimy little onion outta here and just eat the crust"? :cutie:

Timon
02-09-2010, 12:34 PM
An all time favorite of Kristin's too Cass. Ever since she was little, she would pull out the onion and eat the crust. Now almost 26 years later ... she still eats them this way. :lmao:

Kira look very deep in thought here. Almost like "Hmmmm, how do I get this slimy little onion outta here and just eat the crust"? :cutie:

Too cute! :cutie:

Actually, what shocked me the most is that she ate it all, onion too! I think she ate 3 full onion rings!!! :scared1:

disneyfav4ever
02-09-2010, 01:29 PM
An all time favorite of Kristin's too Cass. Ever since she was little, she would pull out the onion and eat the crust. Now almost 26 years later ... she still eats them this way. :lmao:

Kira look very deep in thought here. Almost like "Hmmmm, how do I get this slimy little onion outta here and just eat the crust"? :cutie:When I was little I ate them the same way. I don't think I started eating the whole ring until at least high school.

Timon
02-09-2010, 01:48 PM
Sci-Fi Dine In at MGM - October 19th, 2009

We met up with our friends again for dinner at Sci-Fi. It had been several years since we had eaten there so I was looking forward to it.

I also had secretly hoped that the movie clips they show would distract Kira enough so that we could enjoy our dinner.

We arrived about 10 minutes before our ADR time and we were seated in about 10 minutes.

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I was a little worried about the seating because Kira would have to sit with Bailey and I wasn't sure how Bailey would feel about this. She is a teenager, afterall and I didn't think she would be thrilled about sitting next to a 2-year-old.

Let's just say that Kira sitting next to Bailey was the BEST thing evah!!! We should have done this for ALL our meals. In fact, after this meal, I wanted to steal Bailey away and have her tour the parks with us everyday :rolleyes1

Kira got a Driver's License

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Kira enjoyed sitting with Bailey as well as watching the movie clips.

We got her a glow Tink, the first and only of the trip. She absolutely loved it! We clipped it onto her lamp in her bedroom during the rest of the trip and she was thrilled.

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We ordered her a child's meal and to my surprise and delight, she ate almost all of it.

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She ate all of her pizza, (except for the crust which she happily shared with her daddy) all of her apples and even some of her vegetables!

Rob ordered a shake and Kira shared it with him :goodvibes

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Can you tell that she's a daddy's girl :rolleyes:

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Rob ordered the ribs

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I just got some onion rings because I was still full from lunch

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Bailey got the steak with green beans (more on those beans later!)

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Bernie got the steak salad

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and Sean got some sort of pasta dish

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Everyone seemed to enjoy their meals. I still can't believe how much food Kira ate! Must have been hungry from all that dancing at the Block Party Bash! :lmao:

At one point during dinner, I looked over and saw Kira eating Bailey's green beans. Not only was she eating the beans but seemed very happy about it!

I asked how Bailey managed to do that (Kira doesn't often eat beans or any other vegetable for that matter) and she told me that she told Kira that if she ate her pizza, she would get a green bean!

:rolleyes2

Wow! What a brilliant teenager! :rotfl2:

She made the beans seem like a treat and it totally worked! She would take some bites of her pizza and Bailey would pass her a bean! :lmao: This went on for about 15 minutes!! I was impressed and promptly offered Bailey a babysitting job :rolleyes1

I tried this process at home and Kira looked at me like I was a crazy person so I guess it only works in Disney with a teenager LOL!

I think only Sean & Bernie ordered dessert...

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So, not only was the food good but the entire experience was amazing!!! Kira was super well behaved, (and completely occupied by the movies AND Bailey!) she ate so much food, had absolutely no meltdowns and because of this, Rob and I enjoyed our meal in complete peace and quiet! :cloud9:

I don't think I could have asked for anything more!

Because of all that I am giving this meal 5 :thumbsup2's (I am at my image limit for this post, so I can only show one of them)


Unfortunately, I don't have the bill, I think S & B are bill thiefs LOL but it was totally worth every single over priced penny!

This was, by far, my favourite meal experience the whole trip!

cntkg1
02-09-2010, 03:00 PM
When I was little I ate them the same way. I don't think I started eating the whole ring until at least high school.

I'm pretty sure my son (29) also does the same thing. :rotfl:

Liliyana
02-09-2010, 03:00 PM
I asked how Bailey managed to do that (Kira doesn't often eat beans or any other vegetable for that matter) and she told me that she told Kira that if she ate her pizza, she would get a green bean!

I have a 2-year-old, and I just can't stop laughing at this - :lmao: :rotfl: I'm enjoying reading your report, because we intend on taking our little girl to WDW in December.

That steak salad looks and sounds sooooo good!!

cntkg1
02-09-2010, 03:11 PM
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Rob ordered a shake and Kira shared it with him :goodvibes

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Love this pic!!:love:



Rob ordered the ribs

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Even though it has bones, this looks delightful to me Cass. :thumbsup2

I just got some onion rings because I was still full from lunch

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YUMMO!!:)


and Sean got some sort of pasta dish

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Double Yummo!!:love:



At one point during dinner, I looked over and saw Kira eating Bailey's green beans. Not only was she eating the beans but seemed very happy about it!

I asked how Bailey managed to do that (Kira doesn't often eat beans or any other vegetable for that matter) and she told me that she told Kira that if she ate her pizza, she would get a green bean!

:rolleyes2

Wow! What a brilliant teenager! :rotfl2:

She made the beans seem like a treat and it totally worked! She would take some bites of her pizza and Bailey would pass her a bean! :lmao: This went on for about 15 minutes!! I was impressed and promptly offered Bailey a babysitting job :rolleyes1

Very smart girl, that Bailey! And funny to boot!!:goodvibes

I tried this process at home and Kira looked at me like I was a crazy person so I guess it only works in Disney with a teenager LOL!

of course. :rotfl2:

I think only Sean & Bernie ordered dessert...

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/wdw37.jpg

But, what is it? Whipped cream, caramel corn and candy?:confused3

How much of this yummy food are you craving right now? :lmao:

Timon
02-10-2010, 01:43 PM
Le Cellier at Canada Pavilion in Epcot - October 20th, 2009

Our first trip to Le Cellier in 2005 was amazing! We went back in 2007 and it was just OK (for many reasons!) so I decided to give it one more try this trip.

I made ressies for 11:30am when it opened and we got there at 11:25 and we waited for a bit. Seems like they were running behind that morning. We did, however, get treated to a confusing version of Oh Canada, our national anthem.

All the servers came up to the front and sang. The confusing part was that most of them sang it in english and the "leader" sang it in french. Since I speak both languages, I found myself going back and forth between both versions. I tried not to but some french parts just come naturally to me as I sing it :lmao:

We were the second table seated and out table was in a nice quiet corner up against the kitchen, it was my favourite location so far!

We were seated in Spencer's section, one of the nicest, down-to-Earth, talented waiters I have had the pleasure to meet!

He snuck in this pic with Kira LOL!

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Of course Rob had to wear his Canada shirt today ;) He's a very proud Canuck!

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Here is the fabulous bread that they bring to your table! Yum yum!
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That pretzel bread is so good! I ate that one and Rob ate the rest of them.

Kira asked me for a hot dog, so that's what she got!

Of course, she didn't eat the bun and I ate most of her fries for her, great fries here!

She wolfed down her wiener in about 2 minutes and asked us for another one. We told Spencer that she would like another wiener, no bun and no fries, which he happily ordered and brought out for us but then charged us full price. I wasn't too impressed with that but what can you do? :confused3

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I ordered a bowl of the cheddar cheese soup, which ended up being way too much for me. It was delicious but very filling and Rob finished it for me.

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Rob had the filet with mushroom risotto and he couldn't shut up about how amazing it was! I almost thought that he was going to lick the plate! :rolleyes1

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I think I heard about that meal for the rest of the day! I hate mushrooms so I didn't like it (he actually offered me a bite!) but I remember how much I loved the filet with cream cheese potatoes in 2005 so I totally understood all the fuss!

We ordered extra bread and ate about half of the second order. Rob made me put the rest in a napkin and stuff it in Kira's bag for later :rolleyes:

Other than them being totally cheap about the extra wiener, we LOVED everything about this meal.

We got there early so it was nice and quiet during our meal. It was getting very busy just as we were leaving.

Loved where we were seated! Loved our server, he was funny and personable and very good at his job. Loved all the food and we will be back again next trip!

We had:

Cheese soup bowl $6.99
Hot dog meal $4.09
hot dog meal $4.09
Petite Filet $25.99
coffee $2.19

Total with tax: $46.17 + 20% tip

Rating: :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2 out of :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

Timon
02-10-2010, 01:51 PM
I have a 2-year-old, and I just can't stop laughing at this - :lmao: :rotfl: I'm enjoying reading your report, because we intend on taking our little girl to WDW in December.

That steak salad looks and sounds sooooo good!!

Hopefully it's early December when it's not so busy :goodvibes Our next trip will be done in early December, less crowds, not so hot and all the decorations are up! :thumbsup2 Enjoy your trip!

What is it? Whipped cream, caramel corn and candy?:confused3

How much of this yummy food are you craving right now? :lmao:

I believe it was cheesecake under neath that big blob ;) Where the heck is that Bernie? She should chime in here! :rolleyes:

I have been craving chicken strips for days now and when Rob saw this report, he told me he needs to go back to Boma! :rotfl2:

disneyfav4ever
02-10-2010, 06:13 PM
I am so hungry for that soup! It may be my favorite soup in all of Disney, either that or one of the soups from Boma.

disnut1149
02-10-2010, 06:57 PM
Hi
I"m really enjoying your reviews!! We're having a huge snowstorm here, (outside of Philly) so reading your reviews gives me something fun to do. Kira is adorable. She has the most beautiful eyes.!!!

Timon
02-11-2010, 11:23 AM
Yorkshire County Fish Shop and a treat! - October 20th, 2009


Dinner tonight was at one of my favourite counter service places in Epcot. We've had the fish and chips here many times before and have never been disappointed. The food was hot and fresh and oh so delish! :goodvibes

I asked for lemon, like usual, but they didn't have any this time. I don't know if they just stopped offering it or they were just out. :confused: Rob likes lemon with his fish but he seemed to enjoy it without so all was good! They were a little cheap on the fries though :sad2:

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I don't have my receipt, but according to All Ears:

2 orders of fish & chips $15.98
Large water $2.50

Total with tax: $19.59

Rating: :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2 out of :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

I don't eat fish a lot, and the only time I will eat it is when it is covered in batter but I absolutely LOVE this fish and I look forward to it every time we go to Disney World. The fries here are so good too.


This time we sat all the way down near the rear of Rose & Crown, down near the water. I've never been to R & C and never even knew there was seating way back there so it was a first for me.

It was beautiful back there and now that I know it's there, that's where we will eat our fish every trip from now on :cool1:

Although, we did get kicked out in order for them to set up for a private function :rolleyes:


***


Later on we stopped at the First Aid station because Kira had something stuck in the corner of her eye. For being such a good girl, we got her a frozen pineapple bar from a cart nearby. She loved these things!

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Before she made a big mess like last time, we threw a bib on her :goodvibes

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She devoured it all! I think she would have given it 5 :thumbsup2's!

Timon
02-11-2010, 11:32 AM
I am so hungry for that soup! It may be my favorite soup in all of Disney, either that or one of the soups from Boma.

It is really good isn't it? They serve little cups of it outside for the Food & Wine Festival but it just doesn't compete with the delicious stuff they serve inside! :rolleyes1

I have the recipe, one of these days I am going to try to make it at home! :thumbsup2

Hi
I"m really enjoying your reviews!! We're having a huge snowstorm here, (outside of Philly) so reading your reviews gives me something fun to do. Kira is adorable. She has the most beautiful eyes.!!!

Yes, apparently a lot of you are getting some snow :scared1: Stay in and be safe! :upsidedow

No snow up here in Canada :rolleyes1

disneyfav4ever
02-11-2010, 11:44 AM
It is really good isn't it? They serve little cups of it outside for the Food & Wine Festival but it just doesn't compete with the delicious stuff they serve inside! :rolleyes1

I have the recipe, one of these days I am going to try to make it at home! :thumbsup2I have the recipe too, and it's a fairly close match, but I can never get mine as creamy, and it's just not the same without pretzel bread. Still really good though!

cntkg1
02-11-2010, 03:34 PM
Cass, I have to concur on the fish n chips. :thumbsup2 It's the ONLY meal I have ever eaten at EPCOT and it's what we had waaaaay back when I won all those freebies from that club I belonged to which is now gone to rest. :guilty:

I do remember that the fish was amazing though. And yes, we sat in the back of the R&C on the patio too facing the lagoon. :woohoo:

Funny thing, when we were there Kristin also got something in her eye and had to go to the First Aid station. I think it was a cinder from the fireworks. :confused3 A super sweet CM took us, gave us 4 Disney Umbrellas to keep (it was raining by then) and quickly disappeared without us getting a chance to thank her. But, I did remember her name (Bridget) and wrote a letter to WDW about her kindness. :hug:

***

:offtopic: Here is a copy of an email I received from Ken's about your Honey Dijon:

Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your email.

The Honey Dijon product is made only for Disney World.

This product is not sold in a grocery store.

Patricia A.......

Ken’s Foods

Consumer Line

Figures, eh?

hellokitty86
02-11-2010, 03:50 PM
:offtopic: Here is a copy of an email I received from Ken's about your Honey Dijon:

Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your email.

The Honey Dijon product is made only for Disney World.

This product is not sold in a grocery store.

Patricia A.......

Ken’s Foods

Consumer Line

Figures, eh?

Thanks for doing that!! It does figure....:headache::rolleyes:

Timon
02-11-2010, 05:15 PM
I have the recipe too, and it's a fairly close match, but I can never get mine as creamy, and it's just not the same without pretzel bread. Still really good though!

Hmmm, now I am anxious to try it! But I would prefer just to go back to Disney myself :rolleyes1

Cass, I have to concur on the fish n chips. :thumbsup2 It's the ONLY meal I have ever eaten at EPCOT and it's what we had waaaaay back when I won all those freebies from that club I belonged to which is now gone to rest. :guilty:

I do remember that the fish was amazing though. And yes, we sat in the back of the R&C on the patio too facing the lagoon. :woohoo:

Funny thing, when we were there Kristin also got something in her eye and had to go to the First Aid station. I think it was a cinder from the fireworks. :confused3 A super sweet CM took us, gave us 4 Disney Umbrellas to keep (it was raining by then) and quickly disappeared without us getting a chance to thank her. But, I did remember her name (Bridget) and wrote a letter to WDW about her kindness. :hug:

***

:offtopic: Here is a copy of an email I received from Ken's about your Honey Dijon:

Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your email.

The Honey Dijon product is made only for Disney World.

This product is not sold in a grocery store.

Patricia A.......

Ken’s Foods

Consumer Line

Figures, eh?


Awww Nanc, you wrote them!!! :hug::hug::hug: You are way too sweet!!! Thanks babe!!

I had a feeling that it wasn't sold in the grocery stores! :headache: Wonder why their own dang website says it's for sale!!! :confused3 :mad:

We still don't know what Kira got in her eye...it was small and black and she got it there somewhere between that fish place and Maelstrom which is where we went next and first noticed it. So definitely not from fireworks. That's weird that our daughters both got something in their eyes in Epcot though! :rolleyes:

cntkg1
02-11-2010, 06:44 PM
We still don't know what Kira got in her eye...it was small and black and she got it there somewhere between that fish place and Maelstrom which is where we went next and first noticed it. So definitely not from fireworks. That's weird that our daughters both got something in their eyes in Epcot though! :rolleyes:

Bad thing was, is that I was video taping the fireworks and you can hear Kristin crying in the background. Don't worry though, it wasn't for too long ... maybe only an hour or so. :goodvibes Just kidding everyone. :cutie:

cntkg1
02-11-2010, 06:47 PM
Thanks for doing that!! It does figure....:headache::rolleyes:

Always when you find something you just love. Like me, with my McDonalds SW salad dressing. I could drink that stuff right out of the bottle!! :goodvibes

Timon
02-13-2010, 02:09 PM
Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom - October 21st, 2009

This is a place we've been going to for many years now and have loved each and every dining experience there. 2007 was a special visit there for us because it was Kira's first character meal and very first character meet (Piglet was her very first character ever) so we knew that we had to go back this time too!



We made ressies for 11:30am, got there at 11:20 and got seated in about 10-15 minutes.
Kira had a bit of a meltdown when we first got there so I was a little worried how this meal was gonna go.

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We got a table by the window, which is my favourite place to sit and I kept Kira occupied while Rob got some food for him and Kira.

She enjoyed looking through her autograph book at all the signatures she had gotten so far.

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But she had major attitude! LOL

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Kira's plate with Rob's ratatouille

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Rob's plate

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As soon as pics were taken, I went up to the buffet to get my food

Did I ever tell you I was a meat and potatoes girl? :rolleyes1

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While we ate our delicious lunch, a few characters came by...

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The food was SOOOOOO good! Kira's favourite was the kids pizza

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This was the first time I can ever remember actually finishing my entire plate from a buffet! The meat was so juicy and tender and the potatoes were so creamy and flavourful!

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Of course, I just had to get seconds ;)

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A few more characters came by...

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We waited awhile for Piglet

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then it was dessert time! And Kira wanted more pizza.

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The only thing I ate were the brownies but they were so good that I had two of them! Kira liked the brownie too!

While we snacked on the sweet stuff, Tigger came by again....

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We all left with very full tummies and Kira was in a much better mood by the time we finished. Yay!!

So far we've had really good luck with Disney food (unlike last trip!) and this meal was no exception. Food was fabulous, atmosphere and characters were awesome and the service was pretty good too. This will remain a staple during every visit!

The buffets are a good deal for us since Kira is still free!

2 Adult buffets $ 41.98
Total with Tax: $44.71 plus 18% tip.
Rating: :thumbsup2 :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2 out of 5

cntkg1
02-13-2010, 06:17 PM
[B][SIZE="4"]While we snacked on the sweet stuff, Tigger came by again....

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Love this pic!!! :love:

JESW
02-13-2010, 09:19 PM
Loving your reviews, Cass! :thumbsup2 In the CP reviews we can see that Kira has a Bolt tattoo - was that from Disney or something you brought from home??

Jill

hellokitty86
02-13-2010, 11:28 PM
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/WDW%202009/7-22.jpg

Love this pic!! :rotfl: Great review for Crystal Palace. We've never eaten there before. Why does it seem like the buffet places have the best food?! Of course we've only tried Boma (for dinner), but we LOVE it every trip! Are you going to review food from your cruise? Keep them coming...:)

disneyfav4ever
02-14-2010, 12:29 AM
I love lunch at Crystal Palace. Between that and Boma it's my favorite buffet on property. I can't wait to eat there again in a few months!

J.C.&ALI'SMOM
02-14-2010, 11:22 AM
Those photos of you all with the characters are so cute! Especially that one with Kira and Eeyore!! :) Thanks for the CP review, we have a reservation for breakfast on our next trip and it has been years since we have eaten there.

Timon
02-14-2010, 11:47 AM
Bad thing was, is that I was video taping the fireworks and you can hear Kristin crying in the background. Don't worry though, it wasn't for too long ... maybe only an hour or so. :goodvibes Just kidding everyone. :cutie:
:lmao:


Always when you find something you just love. Like me, with my McDonalds SW salad dressing. I could drink that stuff right out of the bottle!! :goodvibes

I hate it when they do that! :sad2:

Loving your reviews, Cass! :thumbsup2 In the CP reviews we can see that Kira has a Bolt tattoo - was that from Disney or something you brought from home??

Jill

She got those Bolt Tattoos from MGM. We were on our way to the Animation Building and a very nice CM gave Kira some Tattoos. She didn't know who Bolt was but it doesn't matter because she loves tattoos! She also had on her Daddy's Star Wars 501st costuming club tattoos on...like I said, she doesn't care what's on the tatoo :rotfl2:

Love this pic!! :rotfl: Great review for Crystal Palace. We've never eaten there before. Why does it seem like the buffet places have the best food?! Of course we've only tried Boma (for dinner), but we LOVE it every trip! Are you going to review food from your cruise? Keep them coming...:)

We did a few buffets this trip, partly because Rob loves a huge variety of food and partly because Kira was still free. We loved every single one of them except Chef Mikey's, which happens to be my next review ;)

And yes, I will keep going right through the cruise with the reviews! :goodvibes

I love lunch at Crystal Palace. Between that and Boma it's my favorite buffet on property. I can't wait to eat there again in a few months!

Both of them were amazing and will be part of our next trip as well! :cool1:

Those photos of you all with the characters are so cute! Especially that one with Kira and Eeyore!! :) Thanks for the CP review, we have a reservation for breakfast on our next trip and it has been years since we have eaten there.

Never tried the breakfast there, only the lunch. You will have to let us know how you like the breakfast! :thumbsup2

Timon
02-14-2010, 01:21 PM
Chef Mickey's at The Contemporary Resort - October 21st, 2009

We were meeting up with S, B & B for supper at Chef Mick's for 6pm so around 5pm we hopped on the resort monorail. We toured the resort a bit and then met with them just before 6pm. We checked in, were given a pager and then we sat in the waiting area.

I must say that this little waiting area was a huge improvement to this restaurant! They used to have that round embankment of benches around the Mickey sign, which only held maybe 8 people and it was always so busy and crowded.

Kira enjoyed crawling over all the benches while we waited.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/WDW%202009/7-53.jpg

It was awhile before we were seated and then they took us all the way back to where the far side of the buffet starts. I would have preferred a table in the main area but no biggie I guess.

Now, this is usually our favourite place to eat. We've eaten here during every trip (except once in 2005 because we were both really sick and had to cancel) and have loved it every time! We love to twirl our napkins and hug Mickey and have always enjoyed the food.

So it was completing shocking to us just how horrible this meal was!

I don't think there was a single thing I enjoyed here :sad1:

Let's start with the food....

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It was really bad! Normally I have 3 helpings of those amazing parmesan mashed potatoes....I think I had 4 bites this time. They were tasteless and full of uncooked lumps of potatoes!!! :crazy2:

I just couldn't believe how bad they were! In fact, I was certain that they had just messed up that one batch so I waited for them to bring out a brand new pot of potatoes.

Those were gross too! :sad2:

I also normally love the prime rib here! This stuff was full of grizzle and fat, I couldn't take a single bite without getting tons of both!

Just like with the potatoes, I waited for a brand new hunk of meat to be served, ran up and got it only to find that it was the same crap as the other crap. :guilty:

The potato salad was gross, the macaroni was gross...in fact everything that I normally eat here was just disgusting!

I even thought the desserts were average.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/wdw55.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/wdw56.jpg

And now for the characters....

I wrote about them in my trip report so I am just going to post a quote from that...


The characters were awful!! They barely spent any time at all at the table! They stopped for ONE photo and that was it! Of course S & B were nice enough to let Kira have all the attention but they were totally left out. They weren't horribly upset about it but I was! I wanted a group shot but the second they took a pic with Kira they were gonzo!!!

I was also upset that they didn't do the table rotation the same everytime. We always watched to see in what order they visited the tables so that we could prepare Kira for when they were coming. Well, they changed order almost every time and skipped our table and did 3 extras and then came back to us so Kira was often left waiting there with her autograph book waiting for 10-15 minutes!

I was also NOT impressed with Mickey Mouse! I know, it sounds wrong but the mouse was peeing me off! He was the worst offender and did an extra 4 tables before coming back to us (made no sense the way he did it either!) and then when he went to sign her book, he totally skipped his page!!! :mad:


I was really mad about this because we had seen Mickey a few times now but we waited until this meal to get his signature. Minnie had no problem signing her page but Mickey didn't even take the time to LOOK at the page!

Here's her book...
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I was in a bad mood at this point. I was miffed because I put Mickey on the very first page (for a reason!) and he messed it up, Kira was totally melting down at this point and we just paid a small fortune for a horrible meal!!! :headache:

Here's a few pics of the characters...

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The desserts were OK but I was all pissy by now and it was hard to enjoy them. We paid the bill and got out of there as fast as we could!!!

So needless to say (with a lot of sadness too!) we won't be going back to Chef Mickey's Dinner for quite some time.

I don't have my bill but each adult buffet was $30 + tax + tip, which is a huge ripoff for this meal! When we first went here in 1999, it was $16 per adult! :eek: Double the price in 10 years, wow!!! I don't mind paying for a quality meal, but when you leave a buffet hungry, well that just makes me mad! :mad:

Rating: :thumbsup2 out of 5

java
02-14-2010, 02:11 PM
Have to agree on Chef Mickey's we are not fans.

On the signing maybe he thought you were putting the photo on that page?? Can't think of any other reason.

I am enjoying your report and your daughter is adorable and full of personality! love it!

Timon
02-14-2010, 02:21 PM
Have to agree on Chef Mickey's we are not fans.

On the signing maybe he thought you were putting the photo on that page?? Can't think of any other reason.

I am enjoying your report and your daughter is adorable and full of personality! love it!

I thought about that too but every other character wrote on their individual page. They were all smart enough to figure it out, why not the Big Cheese :confused3 :confused:

sandym718
02-14-2010, 03:07 PM
I'm sorry you were disappointed, but I have to agree with the above poster. If *I* were a character signing, I would have signed on the left as well, leaving the right side for a picture. I guess I wouldn't be "smart enough" to "figure it out" either.

I'm sorry the food was awful. I was nervous about dinner here on our last trip, but we really liked it. Guess they're very inconsistent?

I'm curious if the character dining spots have some sort of unofficial policy on # of photos at the tables? I know when we've gone, sometimes it's been frustrating to be waiting to see a character and then a table proceeds to take 5 or more different "combinations" of pictures - each kid alone, kids together, parents in the photo, etc. etc. We have just 2 kids and b/c I appreciate that their time is limited and lots of people are waiting, we always have just 1 photo taken, with both of them in it. Each child will give a hug, maybe a few words/goofing around and then they're off. It works out fine for us. DH and I have no desire/need for a character photo (we sometimes get one of the whole family with Mickey in the park somewhere) and I just print out 2 copies of the one with both kids for each of their autograph books. I think 2, maybe 3 photos is reasonable. But if you've got 4 kids, to do them each separate, then all together, then with other family members - well it gets a bit excessive in my opinion, when others are waiting. I've never heard if there's any unofficial policy. I can just imagine a large party wanting 15-20 photos which would be crazy!

I agree that they should stick to the same "pattern" of going to tables. How frustrating to think a character is coming and then be skipped!! Makes it very confusing!

disnut1149
02-14-2010, 05:46 PM
Hi
I have to agree about Chef Mickeys. It used to be so much better. We were there in August and won't be going back. The food was terrible, and the characters didn't spend as much time as they used to with my DGD. It's a shame, because it was such a fun place to have dinner.

Timon
02-14-2010, 06:23 PM
I'm sorry you were disappointed, but I have to agree with the above poster. If *I* were a character signing, I would have signed on the left as well, leaving the right side for a picture. I guess I wouldn't be "smart enough" to "figure it out" either.

I'm sorry the food was awful. I was nervous about dinner here on our last trip, but we really liked it. Guess they're very inconsistent?

I'm curious if the character dining spots have some sort of unofficial policy on # of photos at the tables? I know when we've gone, sometimes it's been frustrating to be waiting to see a character and then a table proceeds to take 5 or more different "combinations" of pictures - each kid alone, kids together, parents in the photo, etc. etc. We have just 2 kids and b/c I appreciate that their time is limited and lots of people are waiting, we always have just 1 photo taken, with both of them in it. Each child will give a hug, maybe a few words/goofing around and then they're off. It works out fine for us. DH and I have no desire/need for a character photo (we sometimes get one of the whole family with Mickey in the park somewhere) and I just print out 2 copies of the one with both kids for each of their autograph books. I think 2, maybe 3 photos is reasonable. But if you've got 4 kids, to do them each separate, then all together, then with other family members - well it gets a bit excessive in my opinion, when others are waiting. I've never heard if there's any unofficial policy. I can just imagine a large party wanting 15-20 photos which would be crazy!

I agree that they should stick to the same "pattern" of going to tables. How frustrating to think a character is coming and then be skipped!! Makes it very confusing!

Sounds like I might have ruffled a few feathers with my comment about Mickey. :rolleyes1

I was only joking about him not being "smart enough to figure it out" so I am sorry if you took offense to that comment. These characters go through a lot of training and they've seen a million different autograph books. I am shocked that they are able to do what they do, they are amazing and I personally would not like their job, they have to deal with a lot of crap!

What I was trying to say was that this particular "Mickey" was in such a hurry that I don't think he even bothered to look at the page for more than a second, he saw a white blank page and wrote on there.

I have been to dozens of characters meals before and depending on how busy the restaurant is, they can take anywhere from a few minutes to 6-7 minutes with each table. I do not have a problem waiting our turn and I also don't have a problem waiting a few extra minutes for a table that has 3 or 4 kids or a very large group.

What I do have a problem with is paying $30 each for a character "experience" only to have the characters stop at my table and spend less than one minute with our large party.

They all basically came straight to Kira, signed her book, paused 3 seconds for a photo with her and left. Now, if it was just the three of us, I wouldn't have minded so much but the fact that we were clearly a group of two families and none of them even waited to see "if" the other family at our table would like a photo, well that's just wrong.

We weren't asking for 15 or 20 photos, only 2 of them. I don't think that is an unreasonable request.

As for the food, like I said before, we've been to this place a lot. We have raved about their food and service to many, many friends. We've had a lot of good times and great memories at this place, which is why we were SO disappointed.

I'm not saying to anyone to NOT do this dinner, I am giving you my opinion and sharing my experience there. Was it just an off night for them? Maybe. I don't know. Are they inconsistent? I don't know.

The only thing I know is that the food here was fabulous during every trip from 1999 to 2007 and this time is was disgusting.

People can make up their own minds to eat there or not. I have chosen, based on this last meal, not to return for awhile. Other may choose to eat there and love it!

Timon
02-14-2010, 06:27 PM
Hi
I have to agree about Chef Mickeys. It used to be so much better. We were there in August and won't be going back. The food was terrible, and the characters didn't spend as much time as they used to with my DGD. It's a shame, because it was such a fun place to have dinner.

It was a great place! We have so many fabulous memories here. I hope they get their stuff together so we can make even more great memories here with Kira!

GMS
02-14-2010, 08:04 PM
Oh, NO!! We've been disappointed the last 2 visits to CM, but the kids always want to go back...I guess it's more about them anyway:). We are going to try it again in March but that's it...if I don't like it...no more CM's for us! You can salvage that page by putting a family pic or something there with MM, that would look pretty cool anyway!

Timon
02-14-2010, 09:36 PM
Oh, NO!! We've been disappointed the last 2 visits to CM, but the kids always want to go back...I guess it's more about them anyway:). We are going to try it again in March but that's it...if I don't like it...no more CM's for us! You can salvage that page by putting a family pic or something there with MM, that would look pretty cool anyway!

Rob took Kira to see Mickey on the Magic the following week and he got that Mickey to sign in the proper spot. ;)

I think for our next trip I would book a princess dinner over CM's and maybe do CM's the next time. :thumbsup2

I hope it's really good in March for you! :goodvibes

cntkg1
02-14-2010, 11:56 PM
Not even those shrimpies tasted good?? :cutie:

I won't even comment on the prime rib, you've heard my feelings on that already. :rotfl2:

disneyfav4ever
02-15-2010, 12:38 AM
I thought about that too but every other character wrote on their individual page. They were all smart enough to figure it out, why not the Big Cheese :confused3 :confused:I looked at your pics of the whole book when you added them in your TR, (love the book BTW,) his is the only page, as far as I can tell, that has a blank page next to it, so maybe that's why he thought that? That's the only reason I can think of. I'd hope Mickey wouldn't be so ignorant otherwise.

I'd add a pic to that page though, it'd probably make it look more balanced instead of having a big empty space there.

sandym718
02-15-2010, 05:41 PM
What I do have a problem with is paying $30 each for a character "experience" only to have the characters stop at my table and spend less than one minute with our large party.

They all basically came straight to Kira, signed her book, paused 3 seconds for a photo with her and left. Now, if it was just the three of us, I wouldn't have minded so much but the fact that we were clearly a group of two families and none of them even waited to see "if" the other family at our table would like a photo, well that's just wrong.

We weren't asking for 15 or 20 photos, only 2 of them. I don't think that is an unreasonable request.



No, I completely agree - less than a minute is RIDICULOUS!! A few photos is completely reasonable. I'm just curious to know if anyone has ever heard of any sort of policy. Because we did see people asking for TONS of photos and I just thought that was a little extreme. And then I'm sure the characters do feel rushed when that happens - other families are done eating and they haven't gotten to them and I"m sure that's stressful. No reason to shortchange another family and who knows if that's what even happened here, I just know I've seen it. If everyone would just be a bit more reasonable (not referring to you, you seem very reasonable about it!) then it would probably go more smoothly for everyone! Same for the families who think it's OK to go TO the characters, thus interrupting the "flow" or even another family's time!

OurDogCisco
02-15-2010, 08:10 PM
No, I completely agree - less than a minute is RIDICULOUS!! A few photos is completely reasonable. I'm just curious to know if anyone has ever heard of any sort of policy. Because we did see people asking for TONS of photos and I just thought that was a little extreme. And then I'm sure the characters do feel rushed when that happens - other families are done eating and they haven't gotten to them and I"m sure that's stressful. No reason to shortchange another family and who knows if that's what even happened here, I just know I've seen it. If everyone would just be a bit more reasonable (not referring to you, you seem very reasonable about it!) then it would probably go more smoothly for everyone! Same for the families who think it's OK to go TO the characters, thus interrupting the "flow" or even another family's time! I understand what you mean. We were eating at 1900 Park Fare and there was a party of about 10 people. They totally didn't understand the flow at all and would pull the characters out of sequence. They would take 100 pictures with different groupings and I totally understand that part. But they spent a lot of time trying to get what they wanted. I really wanted to tell them off. But I do think the handlers should be reminding diners what the policy is. I don't even know if there is a policy. At this particular breakfast we sat there for 2 1/2 hours to see all the characters. I'm not sure if they were short handed but made me upset. Anyways... we'll never eat there again because they don't seem to have good control of their guests (we also ate dinner there once as well and had the same issue). It seems like at Crystal Palace they are really good about explaining how the characters roam the room. The waiter always tells us which door they are coming from and how they rotate and about the parade. The last time we ate there the waiter even told us not to get up right away because the characters were coming around in a few minutes. They always tell us the characters may leave but they always come back to the same table. Anyways... I'm not sure what the policy is. I think, everyone is entitled to a picture and autograph and that characters should not assume that older kids or adults are not interested in the interaction. As for a large group taking up time, I don't think that is an issue because whether you had 2 tables of 5 people or 3 tables with 4, 4 & 2 people or a table with 10 people it is the same number of people. I just think in our 1900 Park Fare example was an exception with a family that didn't understand how it worked. But their staff did not explain it either.

OurDogCisco
02-15-2010, 08:12 PM
Yay... a food report! Loving it so far....

MickeyNicki
02-16-2010, 11:33 AM
I am so sorry you had a lousy meal at CM but I will admit we had a terrible meal there too! The characters were great but the food was soooooo bad that we all left hungry!

Now breakfast is excellent......we loved our CM breakfast so much I would go back again and again

Timon
02-16-2010, 12:36 PM
Princess Storybook Breakfast at Norway in Epcot - October 22nd, 2009

I knew I had wanted Kira to have a princess meal but I wasn't keen on the one at Cinderella Castle. Too expensive, too busy and hard to get an ADR for so I opted for the less popular one in Norway. I saw the menu for the lunch and dinner and the food didn't appeal to this picky eater at all so I made an ADR for a late breakfast.

We arrived just a little before our ADR time, checked in and waited around for quite some time. I wish they had a place to wait inside because it was really hot out and I think we waited about 15-20 minutes out there and there was no shade either :guilty:

Finally our names were called and then we waited in a line. I didn't know what the line was for since it was our first time there but as soon as we rounded the corner and saw Belle taking pictures, we figured it out. Belle was posing for a picture with each family and then later on they delivered a gorgeous frame with that photo in it to your table. As soon as I saw the photo, I was like DONE! How much do you want??? I would have gladly paid $25 for it (unlike Chef Mickey's where I don't even get the photo taken anymore) and then they said it was included in our meal! :thumbsup2

OK, let's go back a little bit though...

We opted for a photo of just Kira for the professional one and then we got a family shot done too which they took for us with our own camera.

This is the one I took from my camera...

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/WDW%202009/8-6.jpg

This is the family shot with our camera....I laugh at this pic every time I see it because I look like a third wheel in this shot....hmmm, there's Belle and Daddy and Kira and the chick in the back LOL!

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So they took us into this gorgeous room and we found our table. As soon as we were seated, our waitress came by and took our drink order and told us that we could help ourselves to the cold buffet anytime. Rob went and got some food and when he came back he looked really happy!

Here's why...

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He was thrilled to find all his favourite fruit, berries!

Which he promptly turned into a fruit salad using his coffee creamer :rolleyes:

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The waitress brought him some honey and he was set!

Rob's plate

Before...
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After...
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After he got back, it was my turn to go up. I think I got a croissant and that's it...I was waiting on the hot stuff!!

And as soon as I got back, there it was!

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My plate...

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The food was uh-may-ZING!!!!!!!!!

The potatoes were like crack, I just couldn't stop eating them!!! The eggs were nicely done, not too dry and the bacon was perfect!

Not long into our breakfast, Cinderella appeared! The look on Kira's face during this whole meal was absolutely priceless!

She was so excited that she didn't even put down the croissant that she had in her hand LOL!!!

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All the ladies who were playing the princesses were so good at their job. The were very princess-like and they treated Kira very kindly and they were so gentle with her as if she were made of glass and would break. I thought that was such a nice touch!

Aurora came immediately after and she was thrilled to see Kira in an Aurora dress and Kira was thrilled to tell her all about it! :lmao:

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Next up was Snow White. We needed her signature since we hadn't seen her yet so she signed Kira's book while Kira watched in awe.

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Snow talked a bit to Kira about her autograph book, they were talking about apples and the Witch and Kira was on :cloud9: talking to her!

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Next up was Ariel. Although I would say that Ariel is Kira's least favourite princess, she was beaming when she got to our table.

I think Ariel did the best job at being in her character. Kira saw her dress and said "You have legs!" and Ariel lifted her dress up and showed them to her :rotfl: She spoke really loud and fast and did everything just like Ariel does in the movie.

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By that time, I had finished off the first plate and asked for another one. :rolleyes1

Two minutes later, there it was!

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Kira was on a high from seeing all the princesses one after the other, she just quietly sat and nibbled on her food while watching all the princesses visiting the other tables nearby.

A lady (CM) came by and gave her a Snow White mirror magnet, which I thought was really nice.

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During the next 10 minutes, the princesses had come back around and although they had just seen Kira, they all stopped by for a quick hug or a hello. They all remembered her name and used it. I was so impressed!

At this point, another CM came by and showed us the photo package. I was thrilled and loved how it turned out.

It came with a large 8x10 in the frame as well as 4 4x6's, 2 each of two poses. I was impressed!

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/WDW%202009/8-35.jpg

Rob and I were on a huge high, not only from the fantastic food but also from the frame/photos and from the happiness that exuded from our daughter!

Total with Tax $66.01 + a very nice tip!

This meal was FIVE HUGE :thumbsup2's and will definitely be a part of all future trips!

Now THIS is how you do a character buffet!!

disneyfav4ever
02-16-2010, 12:44 PM
I'm glad you liked Akershus. I love breakfast there, especially the potatoes.

cntkg1
02-16-2010, 12:46 PM
Would it look funny if Chuck and I went to a Princess Breakfast without a little princess of our own? :goodvibes

I loved all this pictures in this update especially the second one with Aurora. :cloud9: The one with Ariel is precious too.

Sam'sMom0126
02-16-2010, 01:18 PM
So incredible! I hope we have a little girl someday so we can do that princess meal. Such GREAT pics!

As it is we are heading to Chef Mickey's for dinner which I am not super pleased about but all my DS wants to do is eat with Mickey! I agree with you on the food and character interaction there. Last time we went we didn't even see all the characters and we were there for well over an hour. Which as you know is a VERY long time with a toddler! We'll see how it works out this year. fingers crossed!

Timon
02-16-2010, 01:22 PM
Not even those shrimpies tasted good?? :cutie:

I won't even comment on the prime rib, you've heard my feelings on that already. :rotfl2:

Sorry, I don't do shrimpies but even Rob said the food was bad and he is pretty easy to please! :rolleyes:

I looked at your pics of the whole book when you added them in your TR, (love the book BTW,) his is the only page, as far as I can tell, that has a blank page next to it, so maybe that's why he thought that? That's the only reason I can think of. I'd hope Mickey wouldn't be so ignorant otherwise.

I'd add a pic to that page though, it'd probably make it look more balanced instead of having a big empty space there.

I will have to post a pic but Kira visited Mickey the next week while we were on the Disney Magic and got a new autograph on the other page so it doesn't look so bad now ;)

No, I completely agree - less than a minute is RIDICULOUS!! A few photos is completely reasonable. I'm just curious to know if anyone has ever heard of any sort of policy. Because we did see people asking for TONS of photos and I just thought that was a little extreme. And then I'm sure the characters do feel rushed when that happens - other families are done eating and they haven't gotten to them and I"m sure that's stressful. No reason to shortchange another family and who knows if that's what even happened here, I just know I've seen it. If everyone would just be a bit more reasonable (not referring to you, you seem very reasonable about it!) then it would probably go more smoothly for everyone! Same for the families who think it's OK to go TO the characters, thus interrupting the "flow" or even another family's time!

It's amazing how one family can ruin it for others. Thankfully we have been pretty lucky and have had good experiences, except that one :rolleyes:

I understand what you mean. We were eating at 1900 Park Fare and there was a party of about 10 people. They totally didn't understand the flow at all and would pull the characters out of sequence. They would take 100 pictures with different groupings and I totally understand that part. But they spent a lot of time trying to get what they wanted. I really wanted to tell them off. But I do think the handlers should be reminding diners what the policy is. I don't even know if there is a policy. At this particular breakfast we sat there for 2 1/2 hours to see all the characters. I'm not sure if they were short handed but made me upset. Anyways... we'll never eat there again because they don't seem to have good control of their guests (we also ate dinner there once as well and had the same issue). It seems like at Crystal Palace they are really good about explaining how the characters roam the room. The waiter always tells us which door they are coming from and how they rotate and about the parade. The last time we ate there the waiter even told us not to get up right away because the characters were coming around in a few minutes. They always tell us the characters may leave but they always come back to the same table. Anyways... I'm not sure what the policy is. I think, everyone is entitled to a picture and autograph and that characters should not assume that older kids or adults are not interested in the interaction. As for a large group taking up time, I don't think that is an issue because whether you had 2 tables of 5 people or 3 tables with 4, 4 & 2 people or a table with 10 people it is the same number of people. I just think in our 1900 Park Fare example was an exception with a family that didn't understand how it worked. But their staff did not explain it either.

Wow! I think maybe the CM's need to be more clear about the way it works. I've been to many character meals and only 3 or 4 of our servers/hosts really explained how it works.

Yay... a food report! Loving it so far....

Thanks :goodvibes

I am so sorry you had a lousy meal at CM but I will admit we had a terrible meal there too! The characters were great but the food was soooooo bad that we all left hungry!

Now breakfast is excellent......we loved our CM breakfast so much I would go back again and again

Maybe when we go next time, we will try the breakfast. I had an ADR for CM breakfast but after our bad experience at dinner and our wonderful Kona breakfast, I cancelled it and went to Kona again :thumbsup2

Timon
02-16-2010, 01:25 PM
I'm glad you liked Akershus. I love breakfast there, especially the potatoes.

Aren't they divine??? :love:

Would it look funny if Chuck and I went to a Princess Breakfast without a little princess of our own? :goodvibes

I loved all this pictures in this update especially the second one with Aurora. :cloud9: The one with Ariel is precious too.

Rob and I ate at all the character meals before we had Kira! ;)

So incredible! I hope we have a little girl someday so we can do that princess meal. Such GREAT pics!

As it is we are heading to Chef Mickey's for dinner which I am not super pleased about but all my DS wants to do is eat with Mickey! I agree with you on the food and character interaction there. Last time we went we didn't even see all the characters and we were there for well over an hour. Which as you know is a VERY long time with a toddler! We'll see how it works out this year. fingers crossed!

Hopefully your dinner there is awesome! I'm sure your son will have a blast! :woohoo:

J.C.&ALI'SMOM
02-16-2010, 07:20 PM
Great breakfast! We had a blast the last time we went to Akershus for the Princess breakfast. It makes you wonder what the whole CRT fuss is about ;)

Timon
02-16-2010, 08:01 PM
Casey's Corner at Magic Kingdom - October 22nd, 2009



Hot dogs and fries at Casey's is a staple of every trip we make. I drool over those delicious dogs as soon as I start thinking of going to WDW. I prefer the skinny fries they used to serve but the new fries are decent too.


This was our first trip to Casey's since they changed the hot dog buns from white to whole wheat and let me tell you we were devastated!!!! :scared1::scared1::scared1:


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I barely got the hot dog out of the foil wrapping and it was completely falling apart!!! :mad:

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By the time I got my condiments on it, it was ripping apart and completely unedible!! :sad2:

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I tried to mush it back together but I just couldn't eat it. It was disgusting!!! I am still in complete shock that they've turned my favourite hot dog in Disney into the absolutely worst meal ever!!! :scared1:

I munched on fries and the corn dog nuggets but I was just so mad and upset that I only had a few bites!

I took this pic as Rob was trying to eat his hot dog and I think it sums it up completely...

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I know I have complained about this before but what the H-E-L-L were they thinking when they did this????????????? :confused3

I'm sorry but if I am trying to eat healthy while at Disney, I am NOT going to order hot dogs!!! Over the last 5 years, Disney has added a lot of different healthier options to many different places all over the World so if I am watching my weight or trying to eat healthier, I would find a place that offers salads, wraps and veggie options!

I can only hope that the higher ups either read all the horrible reviews their new WW buns are getting on the DIS or they get enough complaint letters and change this quick!! Disney has made a lot of silly decisions when it comes to changes in their parks but this one tops the cake boy!

We got:

Corndog nuggets $4.19
Hot Dog with fries $6.59
Hot Dog with apple slices $ 6.59
Total with Tax: $18.50

Rating: :thumbsup2 out of :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2


Until they go back to the white buns, I will not be back to Casey's, which is saying a lot since we normally eat here 3-4 times per trip!

All I can do is :sad::sad:

cntkg1
02-16-2010, 10:32 PM
I'm surprised you even gave them one :thumbsup2, Cass. What was it for...the condiments? pirate:

disneyfav4ever
02-16-2010, 11:14 PM
I think Casey's is definatly off my list. Which is a shame, since it's the only place I eat hot dogs on property. Maybe I'll go there for fries, if the cheese sauce is still complimentary when I go, but otherwise, no thank you.

And I totally agree with you about the healthy eating thing. I watch what I eat when I'm home, Disney is an escape for me from counting calories. If I did want to eat healthy, I'd find something healthier to eat then a hot dog, since those buns do not make it a healthy meal!

MickeyNicki
02-17-2010, 09:07 AM
The Princess Breakfast in Norway is the best for character interaction...we took our 2 nieces twice and each time the food was to die for and the Princesses were amazing with the kids.

The pics of Kira with them are so beautiful...that little girl has the most gorgeous eyes!

Caseys, ICK! The buns are just BLECH! The burgers are the same thing, nasty bun!

Timon
02-18-2010, 12:34 PM
Great breakfast! We had a blast the last time we went to Akershus for the Princess breakfast. It makes you wonder what the whole CRT fuss is about ;)

Exactly ;) I guess one day when she asks about it, we will eat in the castle, until then, Akershus will do just fine :goodvibes

I'm surprised you even gave them one :thumbsup2, Cass. What was it for...the condiments? pirate:

Hmmm, I think it was a combination of condiments and the lovely view of the castle :rolleyes1

I think Casey's is definatly off my list. Which is a shame, since it's the only place I eat hot dogs on property. Maybe I'll go there for fries, if the cheese sauce is still complimentary when I go, but otherwise, no thank you.

And I totally agree with you about the healthy eating thing. I watch what I eat when I'm home, Disney is an escape for me from counting calories. If I did want to eat healthy, I'd find something healthier to eat then a hot dog, since those buns do not make it a healthy meal!

Yeah, adding a whole wheat bun to a wiener does not a healthy meal make :lmao: :rotfl2:



The Princess Breakfast in Norway is the best for character interaction...we took our 2 nieces twice and each time the food was to die for and the Princesses were amazing with the kids.

The pics of Kira with them are so beautiful...that little girl has the most gorgeous eyes!

Caseys, ICK! The buns are just BLECH! The burgers are the same thing, nasty bun!

All the reviews I had read said the Storybook Breakfast was just OK so I wasn't really expecting much other than the fact that Kira would be thrilled about seeing some princesses so we were all blown away with this place! :thumbsup2

And I totally agree, those are nasty, nasty buns! :crazy2:

Timon
02-18-2010, 01:56 PM
Earl of Sandwich and Wolfgang Puck at Downtown Disney - October 23rd, 2009

Well this will be my last WDW food review for awhile since the next day in my report is the day we boarded the Disney Cruise. I will continue the reviews with all the cruise food and then report on the last 2 days at WDW after I finish the cruise portion of my reviews :thumbsup2



Before we left for our drive to the Residence Inn at the Port, we stopped at Downtown Disney because I really wanted a sammie from Earl ;)

Rob watched Kira while I got our food. Kira was in a mood today and he was totally stressed by the time I got back to the table. Poor Rob. :hug:

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The last time we were at Earl's, they didn't have the pagers that light up when your food is ready so I thought that was a nice touch. :woohoo:

We were able to snack on our chips and fruit while we waited for our sammies.

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I got Kira a grilled cheese sandwich.

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She didn't eat much of it but I don't think it was because she didn't like it, I think she just woke up on the wrong side of the bed that morning and was being fussy. I took a bite and it was pretty good.

I ordered the Original (Roast Beef) but asked for regular mustard instead of the horseradish sauce. My sandwich was delish! I enjoyed it much better with the mustard than the horsey sauce!

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I got Rob the BLT and he seemed to really like it.

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Kira was really challenging so we only ate half our sandwiches, packed up the rest and got out of their before they threw us out :rolleyes1

We also wanted some Wolfgang Puck Pizza so we walked over there and got a pepperoni pizza to go. I love the renovations they did to this place, what an improvement! I wish we could have sat inside and eaten our pizza while it was still hot but we wanted to get going before Kira completely lost it.

The one-hour drive over to the port was the longest hour of my life :rolleyes: This was definitely the worst part of the entire trip. She had one huge meltdown the whole way there and nothing we did or said helped in the least bit!

After we settled in, we met up with some great friends of ours at the pool. After the visit, we went back to the room and ate our leftovers.

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Even though the pizza was cold, it was still very good! I enjoyed the last half of my sandwich even more than the first half and I devoured that amazing brownie!!! I wish I had bought two of them! :goodvibes

I don't have the receipt for the pizza but here's what we got at Earl of Sandwich:

The Original $5.95
BLT $ 5.95
Kids Grilled Cheese $ 3.95
Chips $1.25
Bottled Water $ 2.50
Brownie $1.95
Fruit $1.95

Total with Tax: $24.87

Rating: :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2 out of :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2


Wolfgang Puck Pizza 4 :thumbsup2's (would have been 5 if it was hot, but that was our doing, not theirs!)

We will definitely be back again to both Earl and Wolfgang Puck Express! :cool1:

Timon
02-18-2010, 02:13 PM
Free Breakfast Buffet at the Residence Inn at Port Canaveral - October 24th, 2009

Breakfast was included in our room cost of $125 (for a gorgeous 2-room suite with full kitchen!) so I wasn't expecting much but I was pleasantly surprised!

They had tons of stuff, fruit, toast, bagels, cereals, muffins, danish, yogurts, oatmeal, scrambled eggs, potatoes, pancakes,coffee, juice, milk. The only thing I thought was missing was some meat like bacon or ham.

Everything was absolutely delicious! I was so impressed and we all left with full tummies!

I loved everything about this hotel and we will definitely be staying here again next time we cruise out of Port Canaveral! :thumbsup2

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:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2 out of :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2 (would have been 5 :thumbsup2's if they had bacon or ham too ;))



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Timon
02-19-2010, 11:19 AM
Embarkation Buffet & Pluto's

As soon as we got on the ship, Bernie and I went to Rockin' Bar D to change our Palo ressies while the rest of our group went up to the buffet at Topsiders to have lunch.

By the time we met them up there, they were in the middle of their meal. Rob didn't take any pics so I don't have any close-ups. :guilty:

They all seemed to really enjoy their lunch though. :thumbsup2

Here's a pic of Kira enjoying her freedom on the bench and staying away from scary Gary :lmao: By the end of the week, these two were best friends ;)

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The line for the buffet now was ridiculously long so B and I went to Topsiders and brought this back...

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The chicken tenders were delicious as usual but the hot dog was terrible because of that icky bun! :mad:


Rob got some dessert while I was eating...

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I only tried that white stuff in the bowl. No idea what it was but it was REALLY good! Tasted like creamy cheesecake.

Timon
02-20-2010, 11:56 AM
Animator's Palate

First, I would like to thank all of my table mates who were very kind and patient with my while I took photos of everything :goodvibes You know who you are!

I can only comment about the food I ate, obviously and if my table mates care to join in here and offer up their opinions, then they can tell you about those other dishes.

I don't remember all the dishes so I will refer to a menu I found online and hopefully I will get all the dishes right.

Our bread selection for the evening...garlic and herb focaccia with roasted garlic dip

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I started with the Creamy Butternut Squash Soup, which was as good as it has been in the past.

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Some other appy's

Mulan Chilled Gazpacho

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Wild Mushroom Risotto and Porcini twist

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Taleggio Cheese Tart

This was sooooo not what I was expecting...didn't care for it

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Roma Tomato and Portobello Mushrooms on Polenta Cake

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Entrees....

Fire Roasted Beef Tenderloin

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Now, that's what I'm talking about!!! It was really good!

Ummm....no idea what this is...sorry :confused3

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Other Entrees...

Phyllo-Wrapped Salmon Fillet

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Grilled Veal Chop -2 versions of it.

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Fragrant Five Spiced Fish, must say...I laughed when I saw this plate...presentation is horrible! :lmao:

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Desserts....

Sweet Temptations...I don't recall anything being really great

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other desserts...

Double Fudge Chocolate Cake

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Think this is the Apple Crumble
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No idea what this is but it looked gross
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Strawberry Sable
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And an anniversary cake...like we hadn't eaten enough already :rolleyes1

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Honestly, the food was good but what made our dinner really fabulous were the people at our table and our amazing servers, Orlan and Cindy. We laughed throughout the entire meal. I guess the food complemented everything else but it didn't stand out. It was better than our last cruise on DCL in 2007, so I was happy about that!

Nerbiepie
02-21-2010, 12:24 PM
Animator's Palate



Ummm....no idea what this is...sorry :confused3

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!

Those are the Samosas Gary had, A East Indian perogy if you will..lol

and sorry for the stolen bills.. Sean is a budgetaholic... we still have them if you want them..lol :thumbsup2

java
02-22-2010, 09:53 AM
I am giggling still from the photo of you as the third wheel with Belle, your dd and dh! That is a priceless shot! And the ones they took of your daughter professionally are fantastic! Can't wait to keep reading about the cruise! That's hopefully in our future when the new boat comes out.

Timon
02-23-2010, 11:49 AM
Breakfast at Topsiders & Goofy's Galley

Pretty much every morning we ate breakfast at Topsiders. I would have liked to try Lumieres for breakfast once or twice but having a toddler, well it's nice to just get in, eat and get out. :rolleyes:

The buffet was good, not fantastic but pretty good. The eggs were often very dry, which I wasn't happy about but what can you do?

That first morning, I got up really early, watched the sunrise and enjoyed breakfast with Bernie and Gary. We were at the buffet when it first opened, so it wasn't too busy and I was able to take some photos.

Sorry about the flash but I needed the flash on or else the photos would be blurry.

The biggest disappointment, for us, was that they didn't offer any juice other than OJ I think. (or did they offer OJ? I'm sure they must have) I would have liked to see some little apple juice containers at least. Kira drinks milk with meals but in between meals she likes juice. I made the silly assumption that there was juice widely available on board but I couldn't find any. :confused3

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And here's my plate...

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While we were waiting for Topsiders to open, we dropped by Goofy's Galley to see what they offered that early in the morning. Not a bad selection if you're an early riser :thumbsup2

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goofieslonglostsis
02-23-2010, 01:35 PM
Cass, not sure if you're still on board, but you can get applejuice through room service. Remember having it as part of our 'in bed breakfast' roomservice that was part of the romance package we did just last september. Also had it at breakfast at Lumiéres I think (we were on the Magic, but drinks are the same). Both were in glasses, by the way.

You might want to ask around if Kira wants some. Could be easy, might mean a CM doing a bit of a hunt for it but if it's onboard they will find it.

Timon
02-23-2010, 02:06 PM
Those are the Samosas Gary had, A East Indian perogy if you will..lol

and sorry for the stolen bills.. Sean is a budgetaholic... we still have them if you want them..lol :thumbsup2

Hmm, I didn't see that one the menu...thanks for letting us know B! :goodvibes

Nah, I don't need the bills, let the budgetaholic keep them ;) He and I are similar creatures :rolleyes1

I am giggling still from the photo of you as the third wheel with Belle, your dd and dh! That is a priceless shot! And the ones they took of your daughter professionally are fantastic! Can't wait to keep reading about the cruise! That's hopefully in our future when the new boat comes out.

I can't wait to go on the Dream! It looks fantastic! :woohoo:


Cass, not sure if you're still on board, but you can get applejuice through room service. Remember having it as part of our 'in bed breakfast' roomservice that was part of the romance package we did just last september. Also had it at breakfast at Lumiéres I think (we were on the Magic, but drinks are the same). Both were in glasses, by the way.

You might want to ask around if Kira wants some. Could be easy, might mean a CM doing a bit of a hunt for it but if it's onboard they will find it.

Now that you mention it, I think we did order it from room service one day but the fact that it came in a glass didn't work well for us or else we would have ordered several of them. I think for our next cruise, we might bring some along with us and just keep it in the cooler :thumbsup2 More convenient for us that way :thumbsup2

Timon
02-25-2010, 11:56 AM
Character Breakfast at Parrot Cay


I covered our character breakfast in my trip report, so I am going to steal a little from that....




I wasn't thrilled about going to the character breakfast because the food has always been terrible and the character interaction had been kind of crappy but I knew Kira would like it so off we went.

Turns out Gary was joining us for breakfast too and this is where Kira really started to warm up to him.

This was the first time Orlan and Cindy had seen Kira and they seemed genuinely thrilled to see her. I just knew it wouldn't last hahaha

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I wasn't all that hungry so only Rob and Kira ordered some breakfast. Kira was already starting to get a little cranky so Cindy decided to give her a chocolate donut. I wasn't too thrilled about it because I try to stay away from the really bad stuff for her but she totally calmed down so I let it slide.

The down side was that it was really messy LOL

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So every time a character came by, we would have to hose her down ;)

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This is when we realized that we still needed Chip and Dale's signature for Kira's book so Rob ran back to the room to get it for her.

During that time the food came. I looked over at Rob's eggs and they looked sooooo good! You could tell that they were nice and moist, the total opposite of the eggs I had that morning at Topsiders so I decided to steal a taste.

:tiptoe:


I was trying be all stealthy-like and just sneak a bite but they were so darn delicious I just kept eating them. Then I tried some bacon and that was delicious too and so were the hashbrowns!

I couldn't stop myself. Orlan noticed my pigginess and thought it might be a good idea to get Rob another plate. LOL

Kira didn't eat much of hers but she sure loved having a knife. Cindy had given her a little kids knife and she doing a great job cutting her pancakes!

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/DCL%202009/11-11.jpg

Kira's Plate
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl36.jpg

Rob's plate (mine actually :rolleyes:)

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl37.jpg


Rob got back just in time for some signatures and to see the start of Kira unraveling.

She was fine when the characters came but in between, she was a mess!

Here's the good parts

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/DCL%202009/11-12.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/DCL%202009/11-13.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/DCL%202009/11-14.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/DCL%202009/11-15.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/DCL%202009/11-16.jpg

By this time Bernie, Sean and Bailey had joined us. Lucky them! :rolleyes1

No idea why she was cranky :confused3

All Bernie could say was "Wow!"

This was when Orlan started to make us funny hats out of napkins and this is where Kira REALLY lost it. :eek:

For some reason she did not want anyone to be wearing these hats!

You can see her hand in this pic, she was screaming and trying to reach it to take it off.

She just kept yelling TAKE IT OFF TAKE IT OFF

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/DCL%202009/11-17.jpg

So I did.

But then that horrible Orlan made one for Rob and she flipped out again!

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/DCL%202009/11-18.jpg

And then the worst thing ever happened....he made hats for EVERYONE!!!!!!

Look at her yelling at Rob to take it off. LOL!

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/DCL%202009/11-19.jpg



WOW!

Ummm.

That was fun!!!


:cool:


I just looked at Orlan and Cindy and said "Aren't you glad now that she's not at dinner every night?"


:rolleyes2


We ran outta there as fast as possible and went back to the room.


I have to admit, the food in the past was really bad at our character breakfasts and if we didn't have Kira with us, we would have skipped this meal. It turned out, however, that it was my favourite breakfast for that whole week, by FAR!!! The food was hot and delicious and of course, we had our amazing serving team. Too bad Kira decided to completely flip out, it would have been a fabulous experience if she hadn't. :thumbsup2

Señor DonDuck
02-25-2010, 12:42 PM
I'm so in. Starting to get thru all the goodness of your food porn posts. Thank you!

Liliyana
02-25-2010, 03:05 PM
Once again, I am laughing so hard! My daughter would react in the exact same way, about the napkin-hats, and I think she would have the exact same expression on her face.

cntkg1
02-26-2010, 06:49 AM
[B][SIZE="4"]Our bread selection for the evening...garlic and herb focaccia with roasted garlic dip

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl2.jpg

This was delish Cass!!!:thumbsup2


Taleggio Cheese Tart

This was sooooo not what I was expecting...didn't care for it

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl3.jpg

I thought the tart was awesome! :banana:I was wishing I had another one. :yay:

Fragrant Five Spiced Fish, must say...I laughed when I saw this plate...presentation is horrible! :lmao:

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl11.jpg

This had to be mine Cass. You're right, the presentation was a little blah, but it really was pretty good. But this Foodie Novice really could've used some tartar sauce with it. :rotfl2:



Honestly, the food was good but what made our dinner really fabulous were the people at our table and our amazing servers, Orlan and Cindy. We laughed throughout the entire meal. I guess the food complemented everything else but it didn't stand out. It was better than our last cruise on DCL in 2007, so I was happy about that!

I'll toast to that!!! We had the best tablemates and our servers were awesome. This was our third cruise and I have to agree, the food was better (except those stupid hot dog buns) and our servers were the best ever!!:love:

Timon
02-26-2010, 11:04 AM
The Golden Mickeys Dinner

Once again, I am referring to a menu I found online because I didn't eat most of these dishes so I wouldn't know what they were. Hope I get everything right :goodvibes

Sorry, doesn't look like I took a photo of the bread but I am pretty sure it was the same as the night before. (if not, it was very similar!)


Carmelized Bay Scallops


http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl38.jpg



Double-baked Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese Souffle

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl39.jpg



Spiced Asparagus and Citrus Delight

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl40.jpg



Broccoli and Maytag Blue Cheese Soup, this is what I had but I don't recall if I liked it or not. Maybe I should have written these reviews earlier :rolleyes1

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl41.jpg



Sangria Bisque

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl42.jpg




Oven Roasted Duckling

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl43.jpg

Potato Gnocchi

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl44.jpg



Roasted Chicken Breast

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl45.jpg



Roasted Filet of Beef Wellington, this was mine and it was very good!

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl46.jpg



Grilled Ginger-Lime Swordfish Steak

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl47.jpg



Rack of New Zealand Lamb

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl48.jpg




The Golden Chocolate Award

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl49.jpg



Ricotta Creme Brulee

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl50.jpg



Sweet Temptations, I remember enjoying the creme brulee quite a bit!

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl51.jpg


This looks like the Raspberry Cheesecake

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl52.jpg


Baked Apple and Blueberry Pithiviers

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl54.jpg



I do remember everyone being quite happy with their meal and once again we had an amazing meal because of our table mates and our amazing servers who just kept getting better as the week went on :thumbsup2

Timon
02-26-2010, 11:12 AM
I'm so in. Starting to get thru all the goodness of your food porn posts. Thank you!

And I still have a way to go :cool1: Thanks for reading!

Once again, I am laughing so hard! My daughter would react in the exact same way, about the napkin-hats, and I think she would have the exact same expression on her face.

Really? :lmao: Well, at least you would expect it! We had no idea she would flip out like that! :eek: I don't know if she was just in a mood or what because we were shocked that she reacted that way! :scared1:

This was delish Cass!!!:thumbsup2

I remember you loving that bread!! :goodvibes

I thought the tart was awesome! :banana:I was wishing I had another one. :yay:

Really? I know how much you were looking forward to it, glad you enjoyed it. It was not my cup of tea :rolleyes:

This had to be mine Cass. You're right, the presentation was a little blah, but it really was pretty good. But this Foodie Novice really could've used some tartar sauce with it. :rotfl2:

You should have asked for it, I'm sure they had some!


I'll toast to that!!! We had the best tablemates and our servers were awesome. This was our third cruise and I have to agree, the food was better (except those stupid hot dog buns) and our servers were the best ever!!:love:

While the food was a little better than 2007, it really made a difference having great servers! The ones we had in 2007 were horrible! I'm so glad we got good ones :woohoo:

And the company was the best! :cool1::thumbsup2

Pooh&OurHunny
02-26-2010, 09:07 PM
great food reviews. I just finished reading and truelly enjoyed your reveiws. We did not like CM too (food was so bad) but we did have good character interaction and my son asked to go back to CM so we will give it another try for breakfast. How did your daughter like the cruise? She is soooo cute.

cruiseletters
02-27-2010, 01:00 AM
Oh my this is bringing back lovely memories of our enjoyable cruise meals, and your correct when you have all the components, great servers, good conversation and good food it is the perfect evening.:goodvibes

Dyerneeds
02-27-2010, 08:12 AM
I thought the tart was awesome! :banana:I was wishing I had another one. :yay:



nothing like a nice "tart" i always say, eh pp goose?:rolleyes1;):lovestruc:love:

HI Cass!!.you been hiding from me over here?;):rotfl:

PrincessTrisha
02-27-2010, 09:34 AM
Wow - really enjoying your reviews and pictures.

On the ship - did the fragrant 5 spice fish not come with a sauce? Traditionally this dish is served with a brown spicy sauce which really makes the dish.

CanadianPaco
02-27-2010, 09:50 AM
Your pics are gorgeous (and so is your family). Thanks for sharing. I ahve been thinking about Boma for breakfast! Thatnks for all the great details!!!!!:wizard:

Dyerneeds
02-28-2010, 08:25 AM
Now THAT sounds delish!!!:thumbsup2

Cass, your pictures make me want breakfast for dinner tonight. :goodvibes

perhaps one of the Tuna's famous "Christmas Breakfasts?":woohoo::yay:

Timon
02-28-2010, 02:33 PM
Topsiders & Lumiere's Rotational Dinner

Another breakfast trip to Topsiders...

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/DCL%202009/12-1.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl55.jpg

That morning they had the regular potato hashbrown patty as opposed to yesterday's potato wedges.


Lumiere's

Chilled Jumbo Shrimp

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl56.jpg

Applewood Smoked Bacon and Wild Mushroom Tart

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl57.jpg

Mrs Pott's French Onion Soup

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl58.jpg

Gaston's Escargots Gratines

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl59.jpg

It was hilarious to watch several of our table mates try the escargot :lmao: Let's just say it's an acquired taste! LOL!

Avocado Citrus Salad

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl60.jpg

Slowly Braised Lamb Shank...two versions...

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl63.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl65.jpg

Grilled Beef Tenderloin YUM!!!

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl61.jpg

Seared Sea Bass (I have a hard time just looking at this :crazy2:)

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl62.jpg

Three-Cheese Lobster Macaroni

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl64.jpg

Sweet Temptations

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl67.jpg

Creme Brulee

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl68.jpg

Grand Marnier Souffle

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl69.jpg

Brioche and Pannetone Pudding

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl70.jpg

Ice Cream Sundae

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl71.jpg


And of course, le piece de resistence....

My Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie :love:

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl66.jpg


I was devastated when they took this off the menu so on the first night I asked our head server Wira if there was any way that the pastry chef could make it for us.

I had read that as long as Disney had the ingredients for it, they could whip up almost anything. At first he told us that they couldn't do it (but I kinda knew he was fibbing) and then that night they brought out a whole pie for us to enjoy!!! :cool1: And then he brought out another whole pie for us to take with us!!! I asked if they could keep it for us but they said that once something comes out of the kitchen, it can't go back. We threw it in our room cooler and ate 2 pieces but ended up throwing the rest out :guilty:


It was SOOOO good and I was sooooo happy to get my pie!!!! :woohoo:

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/DCL%202009/12-23.jpg

Pooh&OurHunny
03-01-2010, 09:11 AM
Great update and your pictures is making me drool. I love Escargots.

disneyfav4ever
03-01-2010, 11:39 AM
That's so great that you got your pie! :goodvibes

cntkg1
03-01-2010, 12:26 PM
[SIZE="4"][B]Lumiere's

Mrs Pott's French Onion Soup

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl58.jpg

This stuff was amazing! :thumbsup2:thumbsup2

Gaston's Escargots Gratines

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl59.jpg

It was hilarious to watch several of our table mates try the escargot :lmao: Let's just say it's an acquired taste! LOL!

I've seen those pictures too Cass.:scared1: Thanks for NOT posting mine. :lmao: I had my "bitter beer face" look that night. Thanks to Sean though, my untasty treats weren't wasted. :sad2:


Three-Cheese Lobster Macaroni

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl64.jpg

Tony loved this dish! :yay:


And of course, le piece de resistence....

My Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie :love:

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl66.jpg

Yum, yum, gotta get me some...:rotfl:

cntkg1
03-01-2010, 12:31 PM
The Golden Mickeys Dinner


Carmelized Bay Scallops


http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl38.jpg

Pretty gosh darn good stuff there. :thumbsup2


Potato Gnocchi

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl44.jpg



Roasted Chicken Breast

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl45.jpg

So glad I traded my chicken breast for that wonderful potato gnocchi. Thanks Bailey!:hug:


I do remember everyone being quite happy with their meal and once again we had an amazing meal because of our table mates and our amazing servers who just kept getting better as the week went on :thumbsup2


Yep, I think that was a good night for all of us Cass. I'd love to see Orlan and Cindy back as our servers on our next cruise. :love:

cntkg1
03-01-2010, 12:33 PM
perhaps one of the Tuna's famous "Christmas Breakfasts?":woohoo::yay:


oooooooh, yes ! yes ! Wish I had one right now. :love:

nothing like a nice "tart" i always say, eh pp goose?:rolleyes1;):lovestruc:love:

:

ooooooooh, no ! no ! Glad that "tart" is now fish food. :rotfl2:

lindsayp
03-01-2010, 08:45 PM
sorry, but what is BOB or bobers?? i've googled it, looked around on the dis boards and i cant find it! could you please pm me about what it is and let me know cuz it is bugging me! :rotfl2: great reviews by the way! just read your trip report today, i feel so bad about you feeling sick on the cruise! i would've been so sad had that been me.

Dyerneeds
03-02-2010, 01:41 PM
perhaps one of the Tuna's famous "Christmas Breakfasts?":woohoo::yay:

oooooooh, yes ! yes ! Wish I had one right now. :love:
:

here you go!!!!:wizard:

how about a food review of that morning in WI Cass?popcorn::
:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2 :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2 :thumbsup2



http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa173/dyerneeds/DSC03327.jpg

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa173/dyerneeds/DSC03328.jpg

Dyerneeds
03-02-2010, 01:44 PM
why yes Cass..dont mind if i do have a cookie or 2....or 3 or 4 or 5.....:rolleyes1

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa173/dyerneeds/DSC03316.jpg

Timon
03-02-2010, 02:34 PM
great food reviews. I just finished reading and truelly enjoyed your reveiws. We did not like CM too (food was so bad) but we did have good character interaction and my son asked to go back to CM so we will give it another try for breakfast. How did your daughter like the cruise? She is soooo cute.

Well, what she saw of it, she loved! She was thrilled with Flounders and she loved going to the club when we took her. She also loved the Splash area near the Mickey Pool. Unfortunately she got sick half way through and we ended up spending a lot of time on our room but she was more than happy to just lay there and watch all the Disney movies on the TV :goodvibes

Oh my this is bringing back lovely memories of our enjoyable cruise meals, and your correct when you have all the components, great servers, good conversation and good food it is the perfect evening.

That's the one part of the cruise I would love to relive :thumbsup2

nothing like a nice "tart" i always say, eh pp goose?

HI Cass!!.you been hiding from me over here?

I would never hide from you hun! ;)

Wow - really enjoying your reviews and pictures.

On the ship - did the fragrant 5 spice fish not come with a sauce? Traditionally this dish is served with a brown spicy sauce which really makes the dish.

Hmmm, Nanc...did you order your fish without the sauce??? :confused3

Your pics are gorgeous (and so is your family). Thanks for sharing. I ahve been thinking about Boma for breakfast! Thatnks for all the great details!!!!!:wizard:

Oh, Boma Breakfast Buffet!!! :love::cloud9: If I could beam myself to Disney for one meal, I think that just may be it :goodvibes

perhaps one of the Tuna's famous "Christmas Breakfasts?":woohoo::yay:

:lovestruc


Great update and your pictures is making me drool. I love Escargots.

Making me drool too!! Doing this while trying to lose weight was not my brightest idea :rolleyes1 :rotfl2:

That's so great that you got your pie! :goodvibes

I was thrilled when they brought it to the table!!! :worship: I had been dreaming about that pie for 2 years! :rolleyes:



I've seen those pictures too Cass.:scared1: Thanks for NOT posting mine. :lmao: I had my "bitter beer face" look that night. Thanks to Sean though, my untasty treats weren't wasted. :sad2:




They make me laugh every time I look at them!! Sigh, memories! :cloud9:



Yep, I think that was a good night for all of us Cass. I'd love to see Orlan and Cindy back as our servers on our next cruise. :love:

I plan on asking if Orlan is on all my future cruises ;)

sorry, but what is BOB or bobers?? i've googled it, looked around on the dis boards and i cant find it! could you please pm me about what it is and let me know cuz it is bugging me! :rotfl2: great reviews by the way! just read your trip report today, i feel so bad about you feeling sick on the cruise! i would've been so sad had that been me.

Sorry, it used to be in my signature but I deleted it. This B.O.B. cruise was a second cruise for a lot of us DISers that cruised together in 2007. The first one was Konked Kruisers, the second cruise was nicknamed Bash on the Boat, shortened to BOB. We cruised with a lot of old friends and made some great new ones too! :cool1:

Timon
03-02-2010, 02:38 PM
here you go!!!!:wizard:

how about a food review of that morning in WI Cass?popcorn::
:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2 :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2 :thumbsup2



http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa173/dyerneeds/DSC03327.jpg

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa173/dyerneeds/DSC03328.jpg


Hmmm, I could go for that breakfast again!! :cool1: Heck, I could go for that whole entire weekend again!!! :love:

why yes Cass..dont mind if i do have a cookie or 2....or 3 or 4 or 5.....:rolleyes1

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa173/dyerneeds/DSC03316.jpg

I only had one or two :rolleyes1




...



dozen


:lmao::rotfl2:

Dyerneeds
03-02-2010, 03:56 PM
Hmmm, I could go for that breakfast again!! :cool1: Heck, I could go for that whole entire weekend again!!! :love:




AMEN TO THAT!!!!

I only had one or two :rolleyes1




...



dozen


:lmao::rotfl2:

:rotfl::lmao::rotfl2:
i'll never forget the look on Robins face when i polished off the last of them on the drive home.:rolleyes1 She reached in to grab one and said "you ate them all!!" i blamed you.:rolleyes1

lindsayp
03-02-2010, 07:24 PM
ooh thanks lol i thought it was like this dis thing that was super exsclusive lol :)

cntkg1
03-03-2010, 07:58 AM
Hmmm, Nanc...did you order your fish without the sauce??? :confused3

No, I love sauce...any kind of sauce. I wouldn't order it sauceless. Uh oh...our friend Orlan (or Wira) messed up on my plate. Think I should ask for a refund? :goodvibes

They make me laugh every time I look at them!! Sigh, memories! :cloud9:

It makes me cringe every time I think about trying them. :scared1:



I plan on asking if Orlan is on all my future cruises ;)

Oh me too, me too!:banana:




Hmmm, I could go for that breakfast again!! :cool1: Heck, I could go for that whole entire weekend again!!! :love:

That WAS a great weekend, wasn't it? We'll have to head up to Calgary for Canada Day then. Isn't that July 1st? :love:



I only had one or two :rolleyes1

...



dozen


:lmao::rotfl2:

:rotfl2::lmao::rotfl2:

:rotfl::lmao::rotfl2:
i'll never forget the look on Robins face when i polished off the last of them on the drive home.:rolleyes1 She reached in to grab one and said "you ate them all!!" i blamed you.:rolleyes1

Awwww, poor Robin. :hug:

SweetSpot
03-03-2010, 09:33 PM
If I ever find any, I will let you know!! :thumbsup2 BTW- just wanted to tell you that I'm loving your new blog!!

I just checked out Ken's website and you can order the Honey Dijon in a case of 12 8oz bottles for $17.35 it's in the Chef's Reserve Link.

Thanks for the reviews, they're wonderful!

SweetSpot
03-03-2010, 10:20 PM
Oops i should have read further before I posted about buying Ken's online. I can drink the stuff, and usually squirrel away some for home when I'm on the Magic. I was so excited to see it awailable at home. I still want to find the version they do sell. It has to be similar to the ones at WDW and on the ship.

boldlyreal
03-04-2010, 10:32 AM
I've got to tell you I love your girl!!!!!!:love:She is beautiful and that attitude:rotfl: I have a 13 yr old same personality when she was wee! It can be challenging but oh so very worth it!~~~~~


Well behaved women seldom make history! :rolleyes1
SASSY GIRLZ ROCK!!!!!!!!:laughing:

Timon
03-05-2010, 10:53 AM
Pirates in the Caribbean Dinner

During my past 2 cruises (2005 & 2007) this was, by far, my favourite meal, so I was very much looking forward to this night!

We started off by ordering the ridiculously expensive Pirate glasses. Yup, the whole table bought one each! :rolleyes:

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl72.jpg

Jumbo Crab Cake

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl73.jpg

Sun Ripened Pineapple

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl74.jpg

Golden Pot Stickers

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl75.jpg

Bibb Lettuce Salad

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl76.jpg

Jerk Chicken Salad

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl77.jpg

BBQ Marinated Beef Short Ribs

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl78.jpg

Dijon Crusted Sirloin of Beef- this was my dish, they changed it from last time and it wasn't as good :(

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl79.jpg

Chicken Breast

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl80.jpg

Savory Pancakes (pancakes? :eek:)

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl81.jpg

Macadamia Nut-Dusted Mahi Mahi

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl82.jpg

Temptations - delish!

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl83.jpg

Triple Layered chocolate gangplank cake

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl84.jpg

This looks like the Coconut Rice pudding

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl85.jpg

Rum Barbosa (weird!)

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl86.jpg

Floating Island of Tropical Fruit Treasures

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl87.jpg

All in all, it was a pretty good meal. Not nearly as amazing as the last 2 cruises but still, pretty darn good!

Pooh&OurHunny
03-05-2010, 10:56 AM
Thanks for the update....the pictures are making me drool.

Timon
03-05-2010, 05:46 PM
:rotfl::lmao::rotfl2:
i'll never forget the look on Robins face when i polished off the last of them on the drive home.:rolleyes1 She reached in to grab one and said "you ate them all!!" i blamed you.:rolleyes1

Hey! You blamed me??? :eek: Bad dawg!!! :rotfl2:

That WAS a great weekend, wasn't it? We'll have to head up to Calgary for Canada Day then. Isn't that July 1st? :love:



Sure is ;) :cool1:

Oops i should have read further before I posted about buying Ken's online. I can drink the stuff, and usually squirrel away some for home when I'm on the Magic. I was so excited to see it awailable at home. I still want to find the version they do sell. It has to be similar to the ones at WDW and on the ship.

Next time I gotta make sure I steal some to take home :rolleyes1 ;)

I've got to tell you I love your girl!!!!!!:love:She is beautiful and that attitude:rotfl: I have a 13 yr old same personality when she was wee! It can be challenging but oh so very worth it!~~~~~


Well behaved women seldom make history! :rolleyes1
SASSY GIRLZ ROCK!!!!!!!!:laughing:

LOL! :lmao: Challenging is definitely her middle name!!! ::yes:: :rolleyes1 She has a lot of sass that one! :rolleyes1

Thanks for the update....the pictures are making me drool.

Yeah me too! :rolleyes:

Dyerneeds
03-06-2010, 02:53 PM
Hey! You blamed me??? :eek: Bad dawg!!! :rotfl2:



Why yes....yes i did.:guilty::rolleyes1

Dyerneeds
03-06-2010, 02:55 PM
You do realize they make plates that actually separate your foods so all the different foods dont touch.:sick::rolleyes1:rotfl:

cntkg1
03-07-2010, 11:59 AM
Dang keyboard!!! I had all these whitty remarks coming your way Cass. Quoted your entire post, made my comments and pressed the wrong button. Presto, chango....I lost it all. :headache:

So now I got nothing. :sad:

Timon
03-07-2010, 01:42 PM
Room Service & Palo Dinner

This was the day that Kira and I ended up getting really sick. Rob had gotten the flu the morning of the cruise and he lovingly passed it along to us :sick:

This was our St. Thomas Day and I didn't get out of bed until 7pm that night so I missed the whole port.

I had OD'd on chicken strips by then so I decided to order a burger from room service. Good thing I was sick and didn't really care much about my meal because it was gross! :crazy2:

The fries were stone-cold and the burger just tasted nasty!

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl88.jpg

I somehow managed to drag my aching body into the shower and get ready for our Palo dinner by 8pm. Kira seemed to be doing much better so we dropped her off at Flounders and met up with S & B at Palo.

Now, I don't remember much about the food because I was fighting to not fall off my chair so I won't comment, I will just post photos and the name from the menu.

We started with the Pane Casalingo and antipasto but I don't think I tried anything.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl89.jpg

Loved what they did with the straws!

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl90.jpg

Fish and Seafood Soup
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl91.jpg

Calamari
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl92.jpg

Pizzas
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl94.jpg

Sorry, I don't even know what this is? Shrimp Salad perhaps?
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl93.jpg

Beef Tenderloin
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl95.jpg

Lamb
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl96.jpg

Tuna maybe?
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl97.jpg

Lobster and Mascarpone Ravioli...I do remember this being a huge hit and S & B were practically fighting over it LOL

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl98.jpg

Panacotta
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl99.jpg

Chocolate Souffle
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl103.jpg

Tiramisu
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl101.jpg

Pineapple and Almond Ravioli
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl100.jpg

Chocolate Amaretto Indulgence
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl102.jpg

Gelato
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl104.jpg

and the finale...Limoncello

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl105.jpg


While I couldn't really taste much, S & B said it was very good. Next time we try Palo, I hope I am healthy to enjoy it!

Timon
03-07-2010, 01:48 PM
You do realize they make plates that actually separate your foods so all the different foods dont touch.:sick::rolleyes1:rotfl:

You mean like this one? :rolleyes1

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/20090703_0070.jpg

:lmao::rotfl2::rotfl:



Dang keyboard!!! I had all these whitty remarks coming your way Cass. Quoted your entire post, made my comments and pressed the wrong button. Presto, chango....I lost it all. :headache:

So now I got nothing. :sad:

I hate it when that happens!! :sad2: Done it a million times! Sorry babe, just knowing you are reading makes me :teeth: :goodvibes

Dyerneeds
03-07-2010, 05:25 PM
You mean like this one? :rolleyes1

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/20090703_0070.jpg

:lmao::rotfl2::rotfl:


EXACTLY!!!:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

handsome fellow by the way. looks familiar.popcorn::;)

cntkg1
03-08-2010, 07:19 AM
[B][SIZE="4"]and the finale...Limoncello

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl104.jpg



Ahhhhh, this looks almost like the drink from EPCOT that I was searching for last month. :banana::love:

I also hope you feel better for your next Palo dinner Cass. I finally gave Palo another chance (albeit for brunch) and am so glad I did. It's really a food addicts paradise, isn't it? :goodvibes

Dyerneeds
03-08-2010, 07:38 AM
I also hope you feel better for your next Palo dinner Cass. I finally gave Palo another chance (albeit for brunch) and am so glad I did. It's really a food addicts paradise, isn't it? :goodvibes

now i had heard rumors that a "hand check" was needed for you and your "Palo date". Care to elaborate Nancy?popcorn::

Timon
03-08-2010, 10:29 AM
EXACTLY!!!:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

handsome fellow by the way. looks familiar.popcorn::;)

Yeah, he was pretty handsome. It's really too bad though, if it wasn't for the whole "slow" kind of thing, he'd be a complete package!
:rolleyes2

:p
:lmao::rotfl2::rotfl:

Ahhhhh, this looks almost like the drink from EPCOT that I was searching for last month. :banana::love:

I also hope you feel better for your next Palo dinner Cass. I finally gave Palo another chance (albeit for brunch) and am so glad I did. It's really a food addicts paradise, isn't it? :goodvibes

Hey, thanks for pointing out my mistake LOL! I used the same photo twice :sad2:

I think you would really enjoy dinner too!! ::yes::

now i had heard rumors that a "hand check" was needed for you and your "Palo date". Care to elaborate Nancy?popcorn::

Well, did you see her date??? :magnify::sail: :rolleyes1

Timon
03-08-2010, 10:44 AM
Topsiders Dinner


I am stealing from my trippie and adding some food pics! ;)


We figured since we were all sick and Kira couldn't go to Flounders that we would have supper at Topsiders. I've heard good things about eating dinner up there so we decided to try that.

From what I read about Topsiders, the food was basically the same as what was being served in the dining rooms and that there was a buffet where you could go and grab your appetizers and desserts.

We thought it would be great for us because we have Kira with us, it would be fast and easy and it wasn't chicken strips or hot dog wieners!

Boy was I wrong about all of it!!!


We were seated and given menus. It was 10 minutes before our waiter showed up and took our orders. There was no buffet at all and there were only 3 choices of each, appetizer, entree and dessert. Only one thing appealed to me on the menu and it was an entree. I ordered the porterhouse steak and Rob ordered 2 appetizers and 1 entree and we ordered Kira the only available kid entree, chicken nuggets. :crazy2:

It took another 10 minutes to get some drinks and bread and already Kira was bored and was acting up.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/DCL%202009/15-11.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/DCL%202009/15-12.jpg

So we waited and waited and waited for our food. Rob got his 2 appetizers and then we waited and waited some more.


She just wanted to snuggle with her daddy while we waited.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/DCL%202009/15-13.jpg

You can see Michael Harrison in the background here, I felt bad for him because he was eating all alone :sad1:

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/DCL%202009/15-14.jpg

At this point I was getting grumpy and I felt bad for Kira and wished we had just gone to Plutos for some tenders and wieners. At least she would have been fed right away so that we could go back to the room and rest.


It took FOREVER to get our food!! It was exactly one hour from the time we were seated until Kira and I got any food. :mad:

And then when we did get the food it was terrible!! I took ONE bite of everything on my plate (it was all gross!) and then grabbed Kira and told Rob that we would meet him back in the room when he was done supper. Kira wouldn't even touch hers :sad2:

I don't know, maybe it was an off night or something? :confused3 Unfortunately, it was bad enough to put me off from ever eating supper there again. Next time I will just go to Pluto's!

I don't have the menu so I will just post some photos...

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/dcl106.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/dcl107.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/dcl108.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/dcl109.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/dcl110.jpg

cntkg1
03-08-2010, 11:06 AM
Hey, thanks for pointing out my mistake LOL! I used the same photo twice :sad2:

I did? LOL!! :rotfl2: I was looking at the Gelato picture and thought it was the Limoncello. :lmao:


Well, did you see her date??? :magnify::sail: :rolleyes1


:cloud9:

cntkg1
03-08-2010, 11:08 AM
now i had heard rumors that a "hand check" was needed for you and your "Palo date". Care to elaborate Nancy?popcorn::


No hand check required. ;) He was a complete gentlemen. :banana: I can only hope that just once in my life I acted like a lady too. :goodvibes

cntkg1
03-08-2010, 11:13 AM
Topsiders Dinner

I don't know, maybe it was an off night or something? :confused3 Unfortunately, it was bad enough to put me off from ever eating supper there again. Next time I will just go to Pluto's!

Not an off night at all Cass. We had the same experience that very same night. :scared1: Took forever to get service and our food. I'm with ya too. We will never do Topsiders for dinner again. :sad2:

I gotta wonder if the captain liked his food that night. He was also there. Kind of surprised me. Wasn't that the Captains Gala night? :rotfl2:

Timon
03-08-2010, 11:15 AM
Lunch at Castaway Cay

Not much to say about this meal. It was pretty good. Rob was happy with the choices, I found them to be lacking somewhat. Also not impressed with the whole wheat buns. I really didn't eat much, it's been way better on previous trips. :sad2:

Sorry, Rob was mostly done by the time I could take a photo...

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl111.jpg

Here's my plate

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl112.jpg


All I can say is that I hope DCL and WDW are listening to their guests and change back to white buns. I haven't read a single good thing about those buns! :mad:

Timon
03-08-2010, 11:20 AM
I did? LOL!! :rotfl2: I was looking at the Gelato picture and thought it was the Limoncello. :lmao:



I noticed in your post the word Limoncello and thought, hey, that's not limoncello :rolleyes:

Funny how I didn't notice it at all in my post :rolleyes1:rotfl2:

Not an off night at all Cass. We had the same experince that very same night. :scared1: Took forever to get service and our food. I'm with ya too. We will never do Topsiders for dinner again. :sad2:

I gotta wonder if the captain liked his food that night. He was also there. Kind of surprised me. Wasn't that the Captains Gala night? :rotfl2:

Sure was! Maybe he doesn't like the Captain's Gala menu either :rotfl:

Dyerneeds
03-08-2010, 02:52 PM
Yeah, he was pretty handsome. It's really too bad though, if it wasn't for the whole "slow" kind of thing, he'd be a complete package!
:rolleyes2


yeah, i've heard his lovely bride comment on how he's a "dawg of very little brains".:sad2::sad1:

Dyerneeds
03-08-2010, 02:59 PM
THOSE ARE THE PLATES DISNEY SHOULD USE AT EVERY MEAL!!!:thumbsup2



http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/dcl108.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/dcl109.jpg


YEP.:sad2: thats how my steak looked too.:sad1:
drenched in asparagus juice!!:sick::sick::sick:

cntkg1
03-08-2010, 05:50 PM
THOSE ARE THE PLATES DISNEY SHOULD USE AT EVERY MEAL!!!:thumbsup2

YEP.:sad2: thats how my steak looked too.:sad1:
drenched in asparagus juice!!:sick::sick::sick:

But, but, but...I notice that one of Kira's carrots are touching her chicken nuggets. See? Not even Disney can make you happy MiCkey. :rotfl2:

Dyerneeds
03-08-2010, 07:28 PM
Well, did you see her date??? :magnify::sail: :rolleyes1



:cloud9:

yeah i saw him.:rotfl:


he's ok if you go for "that look".:laughing:

fortunatly for me, Robin prefers the "slightly balding" guys with a bad heart.
;);)

Dyerneeds
03-08-2010, 07:29 PM
But, but, but...I notice that one of Kira's carrots are touching her chicken nuggets. See? Not even Disney can make you happy MiCkey. :rotfl2:

i saw it.:sick:

good thing there wasnt any "carrot juice" on her chicken.:thumbsup2

Timon
03-09-2010, 03:58 PM
THOSE ARE THE PLATES DISNEY SHOULD USE AT EVERY MEAL!!!:thumbsup2



You know, you can request those plates at dinner time ;)

yeah i saw him.:rotfl:


he's ok if you go for "that look".:laughing:

fortunatly for me, Robin prefers the "slightly balding" guys with a bad heart.
;);)

What? The tall, dark and handsome look? Yeah, highly overrated :rolleyes1 ;)

Timon
03-11-2010, 06:03 PM
Till we Meet Again, final dinner on the Magic

Even though we were all still pretty sick, there was no way were were going back to Topsiders for supper (not even sure if it was even open) and I was done with chicken strips so we went to our scheduled dinner at Animator's Palate.

This was Kira's first dinner in the restaurant and the only place for her was down on the end, since she was in a high chair. This turned out great because it kind of secluded us a little from the rest of the group. Rob was doing pretty well by now and Kira was getting better but I was still pretty sick. I ended up next to Nancy, which was great for two reasons....I got to talk to her for most of the meal and she was sick too, so I wasn't worried about getting her sick as apparently she picked something up at WDW before the cruise.

I can't remember too much detail right now but I remember being really glad we went to dinner that night. The food was delicious and Kira enjoyed seeing the restaurant.

We got Kira some mac and cheese and she loved it! She was a little weird though because she ate it with a knife! :rolleyes:

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl113.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/DCL%202009/16-21.jpg

Artichoke, Spinach and jalapeno cheese dip
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl114.jpg

Chicken Satays

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl115.jpg

Crawfish and Lobster bisque
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl116.jpg

Grilled Beef Tenderloin

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl117.jpg

Orange Roughy
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl118.jpg

Atlantic Salmon
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl119.jpg

Seafood Linguini pasta
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl120.jpg

Sweet Temptations
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl122.jpg

Apple-Cranberry Pie
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl123.jpg

and this was Kira's dessert, chocolate pudding. She wasn't interested in eating anymore at this point so I decided to try it and I ended up eating the whole thing! I seriously wanted to lick the bowl clean, it was that good! :rolleyes1

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl121.jpg

Despite being quite sick still, this was probably my 3rd best meal/dinner/experience of the cruise. It was nice to have Kira at our table, she actually behaved relatively well, the food was yummy, the company was great and service was amazing as usual!

We finally got a family shot with our servers, Orlan and Cindy.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/DCL%202009/16-26.jpg

Sadly, we never got a big group shot with all of us :sad2: Apparently, I wasn't thinking!

Kira was on the opposite end of Gary all night so after we were done, we let her down and she immediately made a bee-line for him :lmao:

She spent the next 10-15 minutes playing with him, it was so cute!

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/DCL%202009/16-23.jpg


Well, that concludes my DCL reviews. I have a couple more meals at WDW to review since we went back for Halloween Night after we got off the ship.

cntkg1
03-11-2010, 07:22 PM
The chicken satays and the orange roughy were ooooooh sooooo delish!! Talk about wanting to lick the plate clean. :goodvibes

And Cass, you weren't the only one who didn't think about a group shot with Orlan and Cindy. There were at least 3 other cameras at the table that night. :rolleyes1

It was a great last night too. Sad but still so much fun. I believe we closed down the dining room ourselves that night too. :banana: Orlan really cut loose and had us laughing up a storm!!:rotfl2::lmao::rotfl2:

Sorry our hooting and hollaring made our little Kira cry though.

Timon
03-13-2010, 11:03 AM
Kona Cafe Breakfast at Polynesian - October 31st, 2009

stolen from my trippie



We walked over to the Contemporary Resort so that we could take the monorail over to the Polynesian Hotel. It was a bit of a walk from our room. You gotta take an elevator down to the 5th floor and then walk all the way down to the south elevators (our room was next to the north elevators) and then through the ridiculously heavy doors, across the walkway (which has a great view!) and then past the 3 stores on the concourse and then up the elevator to the monorail platform. :faint:

I was worried we wouldn't get there in time, they stop serving breakfast at 11:30 but we got there at 11:25 just barely in time.

I didn't like our table (right at the front next to the hotel lobby area) but I was too tired and hungry to complain.

I have been trying to eat breakfast here for quite some time now but because it's in the Poly and we've never stayed at the MK resorts, it was always out of the way for us and we never did manage to eat there but I've read so many great reviews on this place, as soon as we decided to stay at BLT, I knew it was a must!

On the monorail ride over I told Rob about the wonderful things people say about their coffee and so right away I ordered him a french press pot.

Kira got busy with some coloring. Well, sort of. Ever since her first experience with crayons, she's had this bad habit of breaking them! Usually, she breaks them and then peels the paper off...it rather annoys me :rolleyes:

So whenever we go to a restaurant, I mentally take note of just how long it takes her to break the crayons.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/WDW%202009%20Part%202/17-26.jpg


Well, she did not disappoint, breaking the crayon in less than one minute :rolleyes2

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/WDW%202009%20Part%202/17-27.jpg


What I thought was funny was that they only have blue crayons at Kona. They have this huge basket of crayons at the front desk but they are ALL blue. I laughed and asked them if they had a surplus of blue crayons they needed to get rid of. They just smiled and said "All we get are the blue ones" as if they have never even questioned it themselves :laughing:


Pretty soon Rob was on :cloud9: drinking his coffee

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/WDW%202009%20Part%202/17-28.jpg


And not long after that, we were all happy to have our food.



I ordered the Big Kahuna (asked for the pineapple and macadamian nut butter on the side) and I gave Rob and Kira the pancakes and french toast and I ate every single bite of the rest, along with some white toast. (except for some ham and sausage I shared with Kira)

I ordered my eggs over-easy and they were perfectly done!

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/WDW%202009%20Part%202/17-29.jpg

I hate pineapple but I tasted the macadamia nut butter and it was delish!!! Next time we go, I am going to ask for some butter on the side next time!

Kira loves her some pancakes!

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/WDW%202009%20Part%202/17-30.jpg


Now, maybe because I was starving but everything was sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good!!! No, better than good, it was fantastic!!!!!!!!!!

Rob loved the pineapple and macadamian nut butter, he smeared it all over the pancakes that he ordered.

His pancakes

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl124.jpg

Kira was well behaved too and she ate quite a bit of food!

I like this photo because of the light...we were looking at the beautiful fans on the ceiling.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/WDW%202009%20Part%202/17-31.jpg

I must say that the service was not that fabulous but I really didn't care, the food totally made up for it! We walked out of there happy and full...even Kira!

This will definitely be a staple for us on every future trip!! Looking at the photos, I can still taste it :love:

Timon
03-13-2010, 11:17 AM
Casey's - October 31st, 2009

We spent the night at Magic Kingdom for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. Kira asked for a hot dog so we went back to Casey's. Normally, I would happily enjoy another hot dog but after the last time (blech!) I only got a hot dog for Kira and some corn dog nuggets for Rob and I.

They weren't that good and I was longing for a normal Casey's dog with the white bun :sad1:

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/2009%20Food%20Reviews/dcl125.jpg

The fries were good and Kira enjoyed her apple slices and her hot dog wiener.

Unless they go back to the white buns, we won't be back to Casey's again :sad2: :sad1:

Timon
03-13-2010, 11:30 AM
Kona Breakfast (again!) - November 1st, 2009

We originally had a Chef Mickey's Breakfast Buffet ADR but after our cruddy experience there earlier in the trip and our stellar visit to Kona the day before, I cancelled the CM ressie and got one for Kona again. :cool1:

This was our last meal at Disney because after we finished, we drove to the airport to start our journey home.

Our friends joined us for this last meal too, so that made it extra special.

We both ordered the same thing, the Big Kahuna. I asked for the butter and pineapple on the side again but that didn't happen this time. :sad2:

This time I got scrambled eggs and they were perfect!!! I was worried they might be too dry but they were moist and fluffy and so yummy!!

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/WDW%202009%20Part%202/18-5.jpg

I think everyone at the table ordered the exact same thing, actually. And I think we all cleaned our plates! :rolleyes:

The food was just as delicious as the day before and we left happy and full.

Rob and I were very glad that we went back here one more time and we look forward to our next visit, where we will definitely fit in breakfast at Kona, at least once :rolleyes1 :goodvibes


Well, that concludes my 2009 dining reviews.

You can check out my completed Trip Report HERE (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2324431)


and you can watch all 4 parts of my video here:


Part 1 (http://cassworld.ca/videos/wdw-2009-1.wmv)


Part 2 (http://cassworld.ca/videos/wdw-2009-2.wmv)


Part 3 (http://cassworld.ca/videos/wdw-2009-3.wmv)


Part 4 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=34904744#post34904744)



Thanks for reading everyone!! :goodvibes

cntkg1
03-13-2010, 12:53 PM
And...thanks for doing this Cass. I enjoyed every minute of it!!:thumbsup2:hug:

wishspirit
03-14-2010, 01:23 PM
I joined in really late, but I am glad you had a great time at Disney!

I agree with you on Cafe Mickey, we went around the same time as you, and didn't get on with it at all. Being two adults, we were ignored and the food was pretty bland!

Thanks for a great trip report! :thumbsup2

Dyerneeds
03-15-2010, 10:03 AM
heres what you got if you got a dole whip float at mnsshp on the 31st. Robin gets the pineapple float with pineapple juice and vanilla ice cream. But that nite the ice cream was GREEN!! Needless to say she had a difficult time getting past the color and didnt finish it.:sick::rotfl:


http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa173/dyerneeds/DSC04785.jpg

Dyerneeds
03-15-2010, 10:18 AM
thanks for keeping this old Dawg entertained for a while Cass.:cutie:

Guess i'll have to head over to your blog now to get a fix from our favorite Canadians.:grouphug:

Timon
03-15-2010, 11:47 AM
And...thanks for doing this Cass. I enjoyed every minute of it!!:thumbsup2:hug:

Thanks to my loyal reader :hug:

I joined in really late, but I am glad you had a great time at Disney!

I agree with you on Cafe Mickey, we went around the same time as you, and didn't get on with it at all. Being two adults, we were ignored and the food was pretty bland!

Thanks for a great trip report! :thumbsup2

Never too late to join the party :cool1: Thanks for reading! :goodvibes

heres what you got if you got a dole whip float at mnsshp on the 31st. Robin gets the pineapple float with pineapple juice and vanilla ice cream. But that nite the ice cream was GREEN!! Needless to say she had a difficult time getting past the color and didnt finish it.:sick::rotfl:


http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa173/dyerneeds/DSC04785.jpg

Sucks for those of you who ordered the vanilla! :crazy2: We ordered the pineapple and it was normal colour :thumbsup2 Don't think I could have eaten the green stuff :lmao:

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/timoncass/WDW%202009%20Part%202/17-61.jpg


thanks for keeping this old Dawg entertained for a while Cass.:cutie:

Guess i'll have to head over to your blog now to get a fix from our favorite Canadians.:grouphug:

You just get better mister! :hug: And yeah, no more threads for me for awhile. :rolleyes:

Dyerneeds
03-17-2010, 03:18 PM
You just get better mister! :hug:

i'm trying Cass. but methinks you've seen the last of this old Underdog.:sad2:

hellokitty86
03-17-2010, 03:42 PM
I absolutely loved reading your TR and dining reviews Cass! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

Timon
03-19-2010, 12:28 PM
i'm trying Cass. but methinks you've seen the last of this old Underdog.:sad2:

Don't even go there! We WILL see you again! :hug:

I absolutely loved reading your TR and dining reviews Cass! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

Thanks so much for reading!! :goodvibes

angelmav
03-19-2010, 12:52 PM
Just wanted to add my kudos for the report! Really enjoyed following along!:thumbsup2

Dyerneeds
03-19-2010, 04:00 PM
Don't even go there! We WILL see you again! :hug:



:rotfl::lmao:

well you'll see me anyway. Or at least you'll see my ashes as Robin dumps them off the side of the ship on the Alaska cruise.;);):rolleyes1

Timon
03-22-2010, 10:41 AM
Just wanted to add my kudos for the report! Really enjoyed following along!:thumbsup2


Well, thanks for reading :goodvibes

:rotfl::lmao:

well you'll see me anyway. Or at least you'll see my ashes as Robin dumps them off the side of the ship on the Alaska cruise.;);):rolleyes1

Hey now, no more talk like that!!! :sad2:

cntkg1
03-26-2010, 11:09 PM
party::bday:Happy Birthday Cass!!!!:bday:party: