View Full Version : Rose & Crown Dinner - Attack of the Killer Squirrel

02-21-2010, 12:38 AM
OK, well this was kind of weird. I need to back up, let's go back in time - whoooooo whoooooo whoooooooooooooooooooooo

OK, 2 months ago I was talking to Beth at Dreams Unlimited and making my ressies. I know things were late but I had just gotten the word I was going from my cadre of traveling companions known as "The Singing Marys" but that is another story. A Trip Report Story and not a dining review story.

Anyway, I wanted to get right in for lunch at Askershus first thing, like 11 or 11:30 BUT they were full and the only time they had was 1:45pm. I wanted dinner ressies at Rose & Crown but their only time was 5pm. Ummmm, that is only 3 hours after eating a HUGE buffet lunch.

We were going to grab some counter service but that is usually iffy or nasty. Beth said to keep the ressie just in case so we decided to use it.

OK, going back to the present and first person since my traveling companions like to by mysterious to protect their public sector and Disneyland jobs. (They were the ones singing show tunes out to the bus later tonight - OK that is for later..)

So I check in and am seated right away over by the water. I contemplate boggarting the table for the next 4+ hours but figure I will get heaved out by a bouncer by at least 7pm.

I wasn't that hungry but I figured I would get some little bits to tide me over since I was staying for Illuminations. I start with a cup of the potato & leek soup. SOOOOOOOoooo yummy!


I was soooo into eating this that I forgot to take a picture until it was nearly gone. It was lovely in taste and texture. Creamy with that lovely sharp onion leek taste that mellows with the cream.

Now after the soup, movement caught my eye down by my foot. It was a squirrel. :squirrel: (It says something that I could even FIND THIS EMOTICON) If you know anything about me you know that squirrels are out to get me. They are the evil minions of Satan I tell you! One lobbed a wee lemon at my head once and also tried to run off with a pair of my knickers. So when I looked down and saw the squirrel by my foot I started calling it a minion of Hell and threatening to whack it and make it into a wee hat.

The squirrel, whose name is Brian!!, jumped up on my table, looked it me with his beady black souless eyes, twitched his nose and ran over to the wall using my dining companion as a spring board. :eek:

I realize I probably looked like a crazy person. OK, I looked like a crazy person but you've never had your thong snatched by a rodent OR have it hang its furry butt over the power line and try to piddle on your cats head! There is a reason why I am crazy.

The server explained that the cheeky little bugger, who they have named Brian, has made this his private playground. They shoo him off but he comes back. They always come back..... Minion of evil..... :rolleyes1

For my entree I decided to get the fish & chips but since I am low carb I told her not to bring any bread to the table and to substitute veggies for the chips. I told them it didn't matter what kind of veggies, I will eat them all.


It was soooo good. I took off half the yummy batter to lower the carbs and calories. The fish was so flaky, the batter was light, the veggies were perfectly seasoned. I just couldn't eat it all so I took it to go. I wish I could have had dessert. Next time this will be a definite return and with an empty stomach so I can have sticky toffee pudding.

02-21-2010, 08:41 AM
I'm seriously hoping your table was wiped off after a squirrel walked on it...and how about your food/drink at the time? Squirrels are like rats to us and I would never appreciate having one ON my food table no matter where :headache:

02-21-2010, 09:49 AM
I'm seriously hoping your table was wiped off after a squirrel walked on it...and how about your food/drink at the time? Squirrels are like rats to us and I would never appreciate having one ON my food table no matter where :headache:

Squirrels are rats with fashion sense!

03-02-2010, 09:46 AM
Brilliant post :rotfl: As soon as I saw the squirrel I had to call DH over to read as well, b/c he is the nutball that actually loves squirrels (mind you, as entertainment, not as food. He's from a small town, but not THAT small).

Thanks for the laugh. Keep up the great reviews :thumbsup2

03-24-2010, 11:50 PM
We dined there the middle part of February this year and Brian visited our table twice. The first time he stayed on the ground but decided to scurry up my leg and across the back of my chair before he moved on to another group of diners. On his second visit, he crawled up on to an empty chair next to my husband and then used his leg as a launching pad to get up on the table. We didn't have any food on the table but that didn't seem to bother him, he was just checking things out. I have to say it was about as shocking as it was amusing. There was a familly with two young children next to ours and they gave Brian the new name of the "Jumping Squirrel". I have to say that I really hope that he comes to visit next time we dine there.

03-26-2010, 04:24 PM
Oh yes Brian is indeed a regular visitor at the R&C, he is pretty harmless but I did have to remind children last year that although they were in Disney World and there are lots of friendly rodents around, he is still a squirell and they probably shouldn't chase him to pet him and feed him!

Unfortunately Disney can't "get rid" of him because he is a live animal and it would be inhumane to do so. He does like to lay out and pose for the cameras though!

03-26-2010, 04:34 PM
...Squirrels are like rats to us ...:headache:I often refer to them as tree rats...:)