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dr&momto2boys
03-10-2010, 06:40 PM
I've spent countless hours obsessing over ADRs and looking at menus and I just can't wait until our May trip! :banana: I have been hanging out on these boards too long and have started the annoying (to my family) habit of taking pictures of our food on vacation. It's actually a little embarrassing when I show vacation albums to friends. :cool2: :lmao: At least I know you guys understand! :thumbsup2

Now that I've got all our dining plans for our trip, I've been obsessing over the menus and dreaming about what I'm going to order. I'm even concerned about not missing out on any great snacks! I wondered if some of you other OCD dining planners would help me out?

If you help me decide what to order, I will come back here after my trip and give my full report on your recommendations. Pictures and all, of course! So let's get started.

Here's the plan:
(DxDDP)

May 5th:
Beaches & Cream (Late lunch/Dinner)
Snacks at Beachclub or Boardwalk

May 6th:
Storybook Breakfast at Akershus
Rose and Crown Pub
Snacks at Epcot
Chefs de France

May 7th:
Cape May Cafe (Breakfast)
Snacks at DHS
Sci Fi Drive-In (Lunch)

(Temporary move to Universal)
May 8th:
Mythos (Lunch)
Quick service dinner and snacks at IOA

May 9th: (Mother's Day) at US
Lombard's Grille (Lunch)
Quick service dinner and snacks at US


(Back to WDW! :yay:) (Regular DDP now.)
May 10th:
Snacks at MK
CS meal at Bay Lake Towers
'Ohana (Dinner)

May 11th:
Snacks at AK
Yak & Yeti (CS) (Lunch)
Whispering Canyon Cafe (Dinner)

May 12th:
Snacks at MK
CS lunch at PVH or CR?
CRT (Dinner)

May 13th:
50's Primetime Cafe (Lunch)
CS Dinner at DHS (any recommendations?)
Snacks at DHS

May 14th:
Snacks at MK
Crystal Palace (lunch)
Use up leftover snacks at MK

Please tell me specifically what I should order at each place. [Appetizers (for the first few days) and desserts too!] I'll post ahead of time what I have decided to order and then fill in my reviews when I get home. Don't hesitate to add your own pictures if you have them to help convince me. And please, please, please recommend snacks too!

Finally let me tell you about my family and our tastes.

Me:
I have kind of plain midwest tastes. I don't like seafood, lamb, game meat, or mushrooms. I love chocolate!

DH:
Was a vegetarian for 10+ years but is quite into meat now. Not a seafood fan, but sometimes likes to try it. More on the adventurous side. Likes apps better than desserts, but won't skip dessert either.

I know the kid's meals are pretty simple, but in case you need to know about the kids:
DS5:
Mac n' Cheese lover. Will try different food, but not a big meat fan. Will eat anything when bribed with dessert.

DS3:
Hates cheese. Loves sausage! Peanut butter and pretzels are his staples. Depends on his mood as to whether he'll try new things. Cannot be bribed with dessert. :sad2:

DD1:
Will eat off our our plates. She'll surely find something she likes!

Thanks for playing! :)

Pumbaa_
03-10-2010, 08:01 PM
:confused3 it looks like you will have 3 credits left from your DxDP - unless I am counting wrong you have 6 credits planned but you get 3 per person per night.

dr&momto2boys
03-10-2010, 08:25 PM
:confused3 it looks like you will have 3 credits left from your DxDP - unless I am counting wrong you have 6 credits planned but you get 3 per person per night.

Thanks for looking out for me! :goodvibes We're actually just staying two nights at Beach Club Villas so we're spreading 6 credits over three days. We're moving over to Universal on the 7th and back to Bay Lake Towers the evening of the 9th. So we should have 2 nights of DxDDP before Universal and 5 nights of DDP after. Does that add up?

MickeyNicki
03-11-2010, 10:49 AM
Count me in!

dr&momto2boys
03-11-2010, 08:53 PM
Count me in!

:welcome:

It looks like you've had a lot of dining experience! Do you have any recommendations for me?

dr&momto2boys
03-14-2010, 06:06 PM
Okay, so is everyone shy to jump in or is this a dumb idea? :confused3

Let's start with Beaches & Cream...

I know from my research that I have to have the "No Way Jose" Sundae for dessert! But what else would you recommend here?

We should be starving from a long day of travel by the time we get here, so probably anything will be delicious! How does the DxDDP work here? Are there any appetizers or does that not apply here? Does a "No Way Jose" count as a dessert for just one person (even though it looks like the whole family should share it?) If so what should DH order for his dessert?

Well, I'm off to search the menu. But any advice/recommendations would be appreciated! Thanks!

dr&momto2boys
03-14-2010, 06:22 PM
For Beaches & Cream, I'm leaning towards the Roast Beef Sub, Cheeseburger, or Chicken Ceasar Salad. Are any of these NOT good? Are any especially good?

Are the sodas with syrup good? I hate to waste calories on something that's not delicious!

Looking at the desserts--no one can sway me from the No Way Jose (although the Banana Split looks yummy!), but I think DH may choose either the Frozen Sunshine or possibly the Milky Way Sundae (that might be my wishful thinking--I could go for a bite of that!) I would think the Frozen Sunshine could be a big miss. Anyone had it before?

I know DS3 will go for the Hot Dog Kids meal. Is the "dessert of the day" usually some kind of ice cream?

DS5 won't be thrilled with his choices. He'll probably order the mini cheeseburger and just eat the bun and the fruit and of course whatever the dessert is.

I hope I can find something healthy for DD1. She can share the fruit with the boys and maybe some chicken or beef depending on what I order.

Man, the boys are going to go nuts! We usually don't let them have any sugar but maybe one cookie or something little every 3 or 4 days. This dining plan and all the desserts will make them so happy! I hope they can handle the sugar! :stitch:

MingMingsMom
03-14-2010, 07:07 PM
subscribing:goodvibes

dr&momto2boys
03-14-2010, 07:36 PM
subscribing:goodvibes

:welcome:

I'm glad I'm not alone here! :rolleyes1 The big payoff will come at the end of May! Lots of food pics will be coming! I'm especially hoping for some good advice on great snack options. I love a good find!

dr&momto2boys
03-17-2010, 01:36 PM
Through asking some questions on the main board, I think I have figured out what we'll order at Beaches & Cream. Since we're on the DxDDP people said we'll have a choice of soup, chili, or onion rings as an appetizer.

Me:
Bottle of Water
Onion Rings
Cheeseburger
No Way Jose :yay:

DH:
Soda with some kind of syrup added
Chili
Beef Sub or Cheeseburger
Frozen Sunshine (Anyone have a picture? I'd like to see it! You can bet I'll post a picture in my review when we get back!)

DS5:
Water
Mini Hamburger Kids Meal

DS3:
Water
Hot dog Kids Meal

I still haven't heard from anyone what the "Dessert of the Day" typically is for Kids Meals here. I'm guessing some kind of ice cream. I'd like to find out ahead of time if it is usually a small serving or too big for little kids. I may tell the waiter to skip their desserts and let them have some of ours.

I'm sure we'll be taking leftover food back to our villa to warm up for dinner later. I want to save room for the sundaes! :laughing:


Next, I'd like some recommendations for good use of snack credits on the Boardwalk or at the Beach Club Resort. popcorn::

pigletforever
03-17-2010, 08:52 PM
I am on board.

dr&momto2boys
03-19-2010, 08:47 AM
I am on board.

:welcome: Glad to have you!

pigletforever
03-20-2010, 04:56 PM
can't wait to follow

crazyfordisney2000
03-21-2010, 09:11 AM
I'm in. WOW, it's nice to know I'm not alone with obsessing, I only have 8 months till I make my ADR's for our next trip!:lmao: I am very interested to know if the Deluxe plan makes touring too busy (too much food doesn't bother me), that is my only hesitation!

dr&momto2boys
03-21-2010, 04:15 PM
can't wait to follow

:welcome:

I'm in. WOW, it's nice to know I'm not alone with obsessing, I only have 8 months till I make my ADR's for our next trip!:lmao: I am very interested to know if the Deluxe plan makes touring too busy (too much food doesn't bother me), that is my only hesitation!

:welcome: Great! I'm not sure I would do it for a long time. That's where having a split stay helps so we can indulge for a while and then quit while our clothes still fit! :lmao:

Looks like you've been to Beaches and Cream. Do you know what the "dessert of the day" usually is on the kids menu? I'm guessing some kind of ice cream like flavor of the day or something.

dr&momto2boys
03-21-2010, 06:06 PM
I've been scoping out these threads and asking on the main restaurant board (since this seems to be more of a lurking board than one where everyone jumps in with opinions) for Boardwalk snack ideas. I was thinking that we'll want some snacks later in the evening after a late Beaches & Cream lunch and some pooltime at Stormalong Bay. All the snack credit recommendations have been for sweet treats so I have a good idea what DH and I can eat, but I won't let my kids have that much sugar so what to do? :laughing: I haven't stayed at Beach Club before but I think I heard that they have a QS place, right? Maybe a hotdog or soft pretzel or something for the boys? We'll bring instant oatmeal with us for misc. breakfasts too, so if we're desperate, they can eat that for "dinner." I'm sure I'll pick some treats from Boardwalk Bakery for me and DH! I've heard about great milkshake and gelato options around here, but I'm thinking we'll be ice creamed out after B&C.

The first morning of our trip begins with breakfast at Akershus. :lovestruc We've never been there before and I'm excited to start our trip out this way. We have an 8am ressie and the park opens at 9am. Sounds great! :yay:

Lunch this day will be at Rose and Crown Pub. The reviews have been excellent and I'm really looking forward to this place as well. We've never eaten here either. A lot of firsts for us this trip! I think I will order the Bangers and Mash here. I like Italian sausage, polish sausage, and breakfast sausage. I'm not a bratwurst fan. Will I like this? I'd like to go for something more exciting than a burger here but I don't like fish, veal, mushrooms, or corned beef. I think DH will go for the Corned Beef sandwich or the Shephards pie. I know he will order the Sticky Tofee Pudding and I will definately try that. I'm thinking I want to try the Bailey's Coffee Trifle or whatever it's called. Should I cange my mind and go for the Sticky Toffee Pudding too? :confused3 It seems to be their claim to fame.

dr&momto2boys
03-21-2010, 06:11 PM
Coming soon:
Contemplating what we should order at Chefs de France for dinner. Any ideas? :rolleyes1 :lmao: We are celebrating our 15th anniversary here and let them know that. Have they been known to do anything special for anniversaries here?

crazyfordisney2000
03-21-2010, 09:16 PM
Looks like you've been to Beaches and Cream. Do you know what the "dessert of the day" usually is on the kids menu? I'm guessing some kind of ice cream like flavor of the day or something.
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Actually, it was Ghiradelli's downtown! Yum, it was awesome! We've never been to Beaches and Cream, but maybe next trip when we stay in that area. We are hoping for a pin (I keep getting pins, so I hope we get one when we need one!) so we can stay at Boardwalk, if not we are staying at the Dolphin.

Akershus breakfast was one of our favorite meals of the trip. Sooo much fresh fruit, berries and all, pastries, eggs, bacon, sausage, addicting potatoes mmmmmmmmmmmm :cloud9: WE LOVED IT!!!! My DH said it will be a must do each trip.

dr&momto2boys
03-22-2010, 09:07 PM
Actually, it was Ghiradelli's downtown! Yum, it was awesome! We've never been to Beaches and Cream, but maybe next trip when we stay in that area. We are hoping for a pin (I keep getting pins, so I hope we get one when we need one!) so we can stay at Boardwalk, if not we are staying at the Dolphin.

Akershus breakfast was one of our favorite meals of the trip. Sooo much fresh fruit, berries and all, pastries, eggs, bacon, sausage, addicting potatoes mmmmmmmmmmmm :cloud9: WE LOVED IT!!!! My DH said it will be a must do each trip.

Ahhh, Ghiradelli's! Looks delicious! Glad to hear about Akershus. It was a last thought add on. We originally planned to eat at Yachtsman Steakhouse (2TS credits.) I decided I'd rather stay in Epcot and not have to dress up so we switched to Chefs de France and that left us with an extra TS for Akershus. Now I'm really looking forward to it!

dr&momto2boys
03-23-2010, 08:19 PM
It looks like there are lots of good options at Chefs de France. I'm hoping DH will let me pick what he orders too! ;) I'd like to try a flat bread and the onion soup for appetizers, the macaroni and cheese and the filet with gratin potatoes for the entrees, and the creme brulee and the chocolate prolifer...whatever for desserts! Does that cover the best of everything? Now how to convince DH to split everything right down the middle since I can't possibly pick which would be mine and which would be his?! :laughing:

vinotinto
03-23-2010, 09:11 PM
[COLOR="Indigo"][SIZE="4"]I've been scoping out these threads and asking on the main restaurant board (since this seems to be more of a lurking board than one where everyone jumps in with opinions) for Boardwalk snack ideas. I was thinking that we'll want some snacks later in the evening after a late Beaches & Cream lunch and some pooltime at Stormalong Bay. All the snack credit recommendations have been for sweet treats so I have a good idea what DH and I can eat, but I won't let my kids have that much sugar so what to do? :laughing: I haven't stayed at Beach Club before but I think I heard that they have a QS place, right? Maybe a hotdog or soft pretzel or something for the boys? We'll bring instant oatmeal with us for misc. breakfasts too, so if we're desperate, they can eat that for "dinner."

Signing in! :thumbsup2

We stayed at Beach Club last year. There is a small QS. It's located inside the Lobby Shop. The menu is very limited and there is no seating. It's literally a counter inside a shop. I agree that having a "Plan B" for snacks is a good idea.

One of my concerns is too much sugar. :scared1: I know, I know that's not a concern in these disboards. Last year we went during Food and Wine so most of our credits were used for actual food items. But when we go in September, it will be before F&W, so I really will need recommendations for non-sweets. I hope you can find some good snacks!

mossyflossy
03-24-2010, 02:38 PM
signing in too...we are staying at YC in Aug so will be interesting to hear the reviews.

the kids dessert at Beaches is a scoop of ice cream in a bowl with 2 oreos to make it look like mickey ears and a cherry.

at Chefs, I'd recommend the apple pancake with caramel sauce and profiterole...there's a pic of both in the dining review I did below.

for a savoury snack we like the soft pretzels from the carts...you'll be near to International gateway too so don't know if savoury options count as snack credits at the boulangerie and the English chips (fries) at Yorkshire Chip shop.

brewhome
03-24-2010, 03:53 PM
Yum - your list looks great! For Chefs de France - one of my kids had the cheeseburger and fries, which was really good and good portion sizes. He really enjoyed it. My other kid had the pasta and chicken fingers, and this is the only restaurant in the world where he got REAL chicken tenders, and they were delicious. The pasta came plain with sauce on the side, so he ate it with butter, just the way he likes it. Another huge portion. Chefs had the largest kids portions. The kids salads come with a vinaigrette, so if your kids won't eat that, be warned.

For adults - my hubby had the onion soup and filet of beef - loved them both. I had the lobster bisque and gratin de macaroni, and adored them both. We both had the creme brulee, which was fabulous!!!

Enjoy! This was one of my most favorite meals of our trip (we were there just a few weeks ago).

dr&momto2boys
03-24-2010, 03:59 PM
Signing in! :thumbsup2

We stayed at Beach Club last year. There is a small QS. It's located inside the Lobby Shop. The menu is very limited and there is no seating. It's literally a counter inside a shop. I agree that having a "Plan B" for snacks is a good idea.

One of my concerns is too much sugar. :scared1: I know, I know that's not a concern in these disboards. Last year we went during Food and Wine so most of our credits were used for actual food items. But when we go in September, it will be before F&W, so I really will need recommendations for non-sweets. I hope you can find some good snacks!

:welcome: I'll definately be on the look out for non-sweet snacks. Although I love to try all the sweet things, my kids really don't eat sugar and it will turn them into beasts within the hour. I'm trying not to obsess and let them have more treats since we're on vacation, but we'll play it by ear.
signing in too...we are staying at YC in Aug so will be interesting to hear the reviews.

the kids dessert at Beaches is a scoop of ice cream in a bowl with 2 oreos to make it look like mickey ears and a cherry.

at Chefs, I'd recommend the apple pancake with caramel sauce and profiterole...there's a pic of both in the dining review I did below.

for a savoury snack we like the soft pretzels from the carts...you'll be near to International gateway too so don't know if savoury options count as snack credits at the boulangerie and the English chips (fries) at Yorkshire Chip shop.

:welcome: I'm glad to finally hear about the kids dessert! :yay: Thanks! I'm still undecided about whether to let them have it or to share a few bites of ours. We'll see. I'm sure you'll all be hanging on the edges of your seats to find out! :lmao:

I'll definately check out your dining review. The apple pancake recommendation is really blowing my confidence on the creme brulee decision now. Rats! Too many good choices! I need to do some research and find out if those savoury options are snack credits. Good ideas! And thanks for playing along! :thumbsup2

dr&momto2boys
03-24-2010, 04:08 PM
Yum - your list looks great! For Chefs de France - one of my kids had the cheeseburger and fries, which was really good and good portion sizes. He really enjoyed it. My other kid had the pasta and chicken fingers, and this is the only restaurant in the world where he got REAL chicken tenders, and they were delicious. The pasta came plain with sauce on the side, so he ate it with butter, just the way he likes it. Another huge portion. Chefs had the largest kids portions. The kids salads come with a vinaigrette, so if your kids won't eat that, be warned.

For adults - my hubby had the onion soup and filet of beef - loved them both. I had the lobster bisque and gratin de macaroni, and adored them both. We both had the creme brulee, which was fabulous!!!

Enjoy! This was one of my most favorite meals of our trip (we were there just a few weeks ago).

:welcome: I'm glad to hear about the chicken fingers! I think that will be the pick for my boys. I hadn't really looked at the kids menu before. I just did and it looks great! Too bad my kids won't appreciate it! They are 3 and 5! (And a 1 yr old who will eat off of everyone's plates and who is not picky yet!) I wonder what the other kids' appetizer (cheese puff pastry) is like? I guess we'll find out since I know our kids won't eat salad.

dr&momto2boys
03-24-2010, 07:32 PM
Next topics:
Snacks at Epcot
Snacks at DHS
Lunch at Sci-Fi

I would love some ideas on the snacks although I certainly have some in mind. I've never tried the school bread and it seems to come highly recommended in most discussions on snacks. And my number one snack to seek out on this trip is the butterfinger cupcake from Starring Rolls in DHS. We do have a LOT of snack credits to use though and I could use a lot more recommendations! We'll have 36 credits to use! So I don't mind using some just to taste something we haven't tried before.

I've never been to Sci-Fi so I definately want to know what's good and not so good here.

somethingblue
03-25-2010, 04:24 AM
Hey there! I like your idea so I thought I'd throw some things out there.

I've heard wonderful things about Starring Rolls Cafe in Hollywood Studios. They have a lot of sweets like butterfinger cupcakes, and during lunch hours they have sandwhich combos you can get with chips and a dessert.

Get a shake at Whispering Canyon Cafe, they count as your drink! They come in mason jars and are so cute; I got strawberry last time, my sister got cotton candy.
Everyone seems to like the shakes at Sci Fi, too, and the burgers and onion rings.

I'd probably go with Pizza Planet for dinner at HS...seems to be the least offensive option. Just stay away from ABC Commisary at all costs!! It is the worst food I've had on property hands down!!

I love Crystal Palace dinner, I imagine lunch will be much of the same. I really enjoyed the peel & eat shrimp, the salmon, and the green beans from the kiddie buffet. Ooh, and the cookies! Snuck some out in my purse, haha.

Honestly, I wasn't too impressed with Chefs De France or Rose and Crown, but I'm interested to hear about your experiences there.

At Cosmic Ray's I really dug the BBQ pork sandwhich, but this trip we're gonna try Columbia Harbour House on for size. Fried fish, fried shrimp, various sandwhiches...sounds like a nice change of pace. As far as snacks at MK I know I'm planning on trying a cappuccino float, a home made ice cream sandwhich, and maybe the strawberry shortcake sundae!! I think the first and last are at Auntie Gravities maybe? Not sure. I know the ice cream sandwich is at Main Street Bakery.

Epcot snacks...
Well, I have a few things that I want to try this upcoming trip, so I might as well share them with you! I'm not sure how many I'll actually try, but here are my ideas...

Kaki-Gori in Japan, rainbow flavour!
Something from the Boulangerie Patisserie in France...but I don't know what. I'm thinking ham and cheese croissant or maybe the strawberry tart. Probably just whatever looks good when I'm there.
Kingla Bakeri Og Kafe in Norway...I think the lunch special sounds good; open faced sandwich, soup, dessert.
Sunshine Seasons! This is my favourite place to grab lunch and they have tons of yummy goodies that could be snacks. Muffins, strawberry shortcake, cookies, cupcakes, etc. I really like their roasted chicken with garlic mashed potatoes for lunch...but I think I might have to pull away and try something else this year. (...Or maybe not! =P)


I don't have much to say about Hollywood Studios, I haven't snacked much there. I'm interested in popping in to the Tune In Lounge at 50s Prime Time Cafe to grab a milkshake or flavoured soda. Not sure if those count as snack credits though. I've heard really good things about the big pretzels...cream cheese filled and jalepeno-cheese filled. Starring Rolls seems to be the place to go for yummy stuff there.

My boyfriend and I will be in Disney the same time as you. Maybe we'll see each other taking food pics. =P

java
03-25-2010, 07:15 AM
At the Boulangerie Patisserie- which really is a short walk from your hotel in Epcot- I LOVE the Pithivier- it's a pastry filled with a kind of almond cream. Now I don't normally like Pastry and I don't even like almonds- but somehow this combination is delicious! And I never would have ordered it because it looks kind of blah- but on line I met a girl that worked in the patisserie- she wasn't working that day. But she came to buy a pithivier! So I decided to try it. So glad I did.

We weren't wowed by the School bread. Just not our type of thing I guess. Our must have Epcot snacks include the above mentioned, a pretzel from the Germany kiosk, a funnel cake from the American Adventure.
Sunshine seasons is always a mad house when we go(summer) so we usually avoid it at all costs. But I would love to try that place this time.
I'll be watching to see what you end up with!

Oh and had to say we LOVED Mythos! at universal. For Park food it is YUMMY! And the restaurant is cool.

Most of your other choices are buffet so I can't tell you what I would order there.
At Yak and Yeti I am all over the Steak and shrimp meal.

dr&momto2boys
03-26-2010, 06:55 PM
Hey there! I like your idea so I thought I'd throw some things out there.

:welcome:


I've heard wonderful things about Starring Rolls Cafe in Hollywood Studios. They have a lot of sweets like butterfinger cupcakes, and during lunch hours they have sandwhich combos you can get with chips and a dessert.

Definately on my list! Twice!

Get a shake at Whispering Canyon Cafe, they count as your drink! They come in mason jars and are so cute; I got strawberry last time, my sister got cotton candy.

I don't want to look like a piggy in front of my in-laws! :rotfl: Good thing they're not along while we're on the DxDDP! It does sound go though!

Everyone seems to like the shakes at Sci Fi, too, and the burgers and onion rings.

Check.

I'd probably go with Pizza Planet for dinner at HS...seems to be the least offensive option. Just stay away from ABC Commisary at all costs!! It is the worst food I've had on property hands down!!

Good advice. I was leaning toward Pizza Planet.

I love Crystal Palace dinner, I imagine lunch will be much of the same. I really enjoyed the peel & eat shrimp, the salmon, and the green beans from the kiddie buffet. Ooh, and the cookies! Snuck some out in my purse, haha.

We had lunch there a few years ago and DH loved it. I can't really remember the food. I do recall the desserts were good! I'm trying to figure out if we should save a DDP credit for this meal as it is our last, and we'll be out of TS credits) and pay OOP for a different meal.

Honestly, I wasn't too impressed with Chefs De France or Rose and Crown, but I'm interested to hear about your experiences there.

I sure hope I have something better to report!

At Cosmic Ray's I really dug the BBQ pork sandwhich, but this trip we're gonna try Columbia Harbour House on for size. Fried fish, fried shrimp, various sandwhiches...sounds like a nice change of pace. As far as snacks at MK I know I'm planning on trying a cappuccino float, a home made ice cream sandwhich, and maybe the strawberry shortcake sundae!! I think the first and last are at Auntie Gravities maybe? I'm going to have to look that up! Those sound really good!Not sure. I know the ice cream sandwich is at Main Street Bakery. That's definately on our list too! DH has been talking about the one he had at ASMovies 5 years ago! I only recently found out they had them at MSBakery too!

Epcot snacks...
Well, I have a few things that I want to try this upcoming trip, so I might as well share them with you! I'm not sure how many I'll actually try, but here are my ideas...

Kaki-Gori in Japan, rainbow flavour!
Definately worth a try! The kids loved it!
Something from the Boulangerie Patisserie in France...but I don't know what. I'm thinking ham and cheese croissant or maybe the strawberry tart. Probably just whatever looks good when I'm there.
I plan to stop there too!
Kingla Bakeri Og Kafe in Norway...I think the lunch special sounds good; open faced sandwich, soup, dessert.
Sunshine Seasons! This is my favourite place to grab lunch and they have tons of yummy goodies that could be snacks. Muffins, strawberry shortcake, cookies, cupcakes, etc. I really like their roasted chicken with garlic mashed potatoes for lunch...but I think I might have to pull away and try something else this year. (...Or maybe not! =P)

I'm a fan too!

I don't have much to say about Hollywood Studios, I haven't snacked much there. I'm interested in popping in to the Tune In Lounge at 50s Prime Time Cafe to grab a milkshake or flavoured soda. Not sure if those count as snack credits though. I've heard really good things about the big pretzels...cream cheese filled and jalepeno-cheese filled. Where do you find that? DH would love that!Starring Rolls seems to be the place to go for yummy stuff there.

My boyfriend and I will be in Disney the same time as you. Maybe we'll see each other taking food pics. =P
A dead giveaway! :goodvibes


See above :)

dr&momto2boys
03-26-2010, 07:21 PM
At the Boulangerie Patisserie- which really is a short walk from your hotel in Epcot- I LOVE the Pithivier- it's a pastry filled with a kind of almond cream. Now I don't normally like Pastry and I don't even like almonds- but somehow this combination is delicious! And I never would have ordered it because it looks kind of blah- but on line I met a girl that worked in the patisserie- she wasn't working that day. But she came to buy a pithivier! So I decided to try it. So glad I did.

We weren't wowed by the School bread. Just not our type of thing I guess. Our must have Epcot snacks include the above mentioned, a pretzel from the Germany kiosk, a funnel cake from the American Adventure.
Sunshine seasons is always a mad house when we go(summer) so we usually avoid it at all costs. But I would love to try that place this time.
I'll be watching to see what you end up with!

Oh and had to say we LOVED Mythos! at universal. For Park food it is YUMMY! And the restaurant is cool.

Most of your other choices are buffet so I can't tell you what I would order there.
At Yak and Yeti I am all over the Steak and shrimp meal.

:welcome:
I will definately try the Pithivier! Sounds right up my alley! So glad you recommended it, thanks! I'm not sure school bread is going to be my favorite either, but after reading about it so much, we'll still give it a try. I believe the funnel cake isn't available for a snack credit anymore. :sad1: And I know we won't need to buy any extra! :laughing:

We've eaten at Mythos three times I think, and we're looking forward to introducing my in-laws to it. I wish it were open for dinner, but we'll just make lunch our main meal. I'm sure we'll need a break anyway! Do you have any more recommendations TS or QS for Universal Orlando?

somethingblue
03-28-2010, 03:06 AM
Update on the cappuccino float! It's actually at Sleepy Hollow, not Auntie Gravities...it sounds really yummy. Soft serve, cappuccino, not really sure how you could go wrong with that combo!

When I was in Epcot last year the funnel cake stand didn't take the DDP. I'm not sure if this was in American Adventure or not...I just remember pouting because I didn't want to shell out some ridiculous amount of money for a funnel cake!

The school bread sounds like something my boyfriend would like. He loves custard, and coconut, so I think I'll probably try at least a nibble of that. I'm really interested in seeing some pictures of the more savory offerings at the Pattiserie (I know I misspelled it but I'm too lazy to look up how to spell it at the moment) in France. I'm also trying to find some vegetarian savory snack credits my boyfriend can use on our trip since he doesn't eat meat. If you have any ideas, let me know. =]

The Crystal Palace lunch, according to AllEars, is about $23 per adult and $13 per kid. I don't know...I would probably pay out of pocket for this meal unless there's somewhere you want to go where you won't be ordering appetizers or desserts. It seems like it's less expensive than the standard Disney meal. I priced a lunch at 50's Prime Time with appetizer, entree, and dessert (picked the most expensive things) and it's like $32...just gives you an idea. Yes, I have nothing better to do than to price other people's lunches...=P

tinkerbell48
03-28-2010, 08:47 AM
Count me in. All sounds great.:cool1:

dr&momto2boys
03-28-2010, 09:09 AM
The Crystal Palace lunch, according to AllEars, is about $23 per adult and $13 per kid. I don't know...I would probably pay out of pocket for this meal unless there's somewhere you want to go where you won't be ordering appetizers or desserts. It seems like it's less expensive than the standard Disney meal. I priced a lunch at 50's Prime Time with appetizer, entree, and dessert (picked the most expensive things) and it's like $32...just gives you an idea. Yes, I have nothing better to do than to price other people's lunches...=P

:lmao: Awesome!
The two restaurants we may consider paying OOP would be Whispering Canyon Cafe or 50's Prime Time. We won't be ordering appetizers here and could certainly share a dessert and I usually drink water. I'll have to seriously price it out.


UPDATE:
I think we'll do 50's Prime Time OOP. I would definately go for the fried chicken for $15 and just water, no appetizer or dessert. The kids meals are $8.59 so at least the three out of 4 of us will come out with savings over Crystal Palace. This will be a good excuse to go get a butterfinger cupcake at Starring Rolls for dessert! ;)

dr&momto2boys
03-28-2010, 09:11 AM
Count me in. All sounds great.:cool1:

:welcome:

dr&momto2boys
03-28-2010, 11:52 AM
I'm starting my list here for:

Snacks we may try at Epcot:
Waffle cone or Float (Fountainview Cafe)
Pithivier (Boulangerie Patisserie)
Napoleon (Boulangerie Patisserie)
Ham & Cheese Croissant (Boulangerie Patisserie)
Filled Crepes (Crepes de Chefs de France)
Soft Pretzel (Germany)
Kaki Gori (Japan)
Frozen Coke or Frozen Lemonade (Liberty Inn/Fife & Drum)
School Bread (Norway)
Sweet Pretzel (Norway)
Jarlsberg and Leek Soup (Norway)
Creamhorn (Norway)
Tropical Smoothie (Promenade Refreshments-near Canada)
Strawberry Shortcake (Sunshine Seasons)

Snacks we may try at DHS:
Starring Rolls:
Butterfinger Cupcake
White Chocolate Cupcake or Chocolate Peanutbutter Cupcake
Cafe Mocha
Writer's Stop:
Carrot Cake Cookie
Fruit Cooler or Iced Mochaccino
I know I'm missing stuff here (DHS)...what else?

And finally I think I know what we'll order at Sci-Fi. I've got to go for the Oreo shake for my drink! :scared1: (I'm usually a water drinker--I hate to waste calories on a drink!) I'll order onion rings for my appetizer, a bacon cheddar burger for lunch, and Peanutbutter Chocolate Cake for dessert. Wow! Where am I going to put all this? I'm not even going to guess what DH will order here. If he doesn't like what he picks, he can always eat half of my food! :laughing:

My kids will have the tomato soup for appetizers, mac n' cheese for one, a hot dog for the other, and both will have fruit salad for dessert. That way the baby will have enough to eat with sharing the soup and fruit salad and of course we'll let the boys share our "real" desserts.

dr&momto2boys
03-28-2010, 04:41 PM
Next up: Deciding snacks for Animal Kingdom and what to order at Whispering Canyon. We'll be on the regular DDP now, so don't tempt me with appetizers, okay?! ;)

MAGGIED
03-28-2010, 05:12 PM
I am not a coconut fan but I really like the school bread!!!

dr&momto2boys
03-30-2010, 08:17 PM
I am not a coconut fan but I really like the school bread!!!

It's a definate on our list after so much talk about it on these boards! I honestly have no idea whether I'll like it or not, but it's worth a try. I'm curious!

dr&momto2boys
03-31-2010, 04:23 PM
Okay, looks like the way to go at Whispering Canyon Cafe is the skillet. I'm pretty sure DH and I will both go for that. I'll have the chocolate cake and he'll have the Smores Cheesecake for dessert. He'd better share! I think we'll even order the skillet for the kids although the chance that they'll eat any meat is slim. I just think with the fruit cup appetizer for kids, and even just eating the cowboy beans, corn on the cob, and cornbread, it's the healthiest option. They can take their chocolate chip cookies to go and share our desserts.

Animal Kingdom lunch will probably be at Yak & Yeti Counter Service. Please jump in here if you don't recommend it! Offer me other ideas and I may change my mind!

I think I'd get the Honey Chicken and DH would get the Kung Pao Beef. I'm thinking of using snack credits to share a fried rice and egg rolls too. Maybe Frozen Lemonade or Mini Mango Pie for dessert? If Mango Pie is yucky--I'll get chocolate cake. What do you think? I haven't read enough about these options! The kids will probably get chicken bites and applesauce and fried rice. Actually, maybe we'll swing by Harambe Fruit Market and use snack credits to pick up fruit to be the main part of the kids lunch. They could share my chicken as well! I think they'd like that better.

Snacks we may try at Animal Kingdom:
Harambe Fruit Market:
Fruit Cup
Watermelon
Bowl of Grapes
Bowl of Pineapple
Dino-bite Snacks:
Old-Fashioned Hot Fudge Sundae
Hand-Scooped Milk Shake
Float
Churros
Safari Popcorn/Safari Pretzel:
Popcorn
Jalepeno Cream Cheese Pretzel
Soft Pretzel

dr&momto2boys
03-31-2010, 04:27 PM
Next Up:
Counter Service at Cosmic Rays
Cinderella's Royal Table Dinner

I'm looking for recommendations! Feel free to chime in...:rolleyes1 Meanwhile, I'm off to the main restaurant board for some advice!

somethingblue
04-03-2010, 02:39 AM
I haven't heard anything about Yak & Yeti counterservice really. It would probably be my first choice except that my boyfriend doesn't eat meat. How an asian place doesn't offer at least one veggie or tofu dish is beyond me. In fact the only vegetarian option in AK is Pizzafari; I'm crossing my fingers however that the Picnic In The Park will be available when we go, but I'm not counting on it. We all know what "seasonal" means in Disney talk.

Cosmic Rays has a lot of options. I really liked the BBQ pork sandwich. My sister was not impressed with the turkey bacon wrap; it was like bacon bits and deli meat wrapped in a tortilla with ranch dressing and lettuce. I hear people raving about the chicken & ribs combo; it's a lot of food, maybe a good meal to share.

disneyfav4ever
04-03-2010, 03:08 AM
Looks like you have some good meals planned. :goodvibes

dr&momto2boys
04-03-2010, 07:58 AM
Cosmic Rays:
I'd really like to try the Ribs and Chicken combo, but unlikely my DH will agree to share, and I'm sure it is too much food for just me! At least in my fantasy world I would get that and an iced mochaccino to drink. This is where reading other people's food reviews really comes in handy. :rotfl: For some reason I never would have thought I could get an iced cappaccino to drink here--but you can! Probably the chocolate cake for dessert. Wish there were more choices on that.

The more I think about it, the more I like the idea of the kids occasionally sharing a meal (they're 3 and 5, they never finish a meal anyway), and DH and I at least sharing this meal and saving a couple of CS credits to use at Main Street Bakery for breakfast one day. I know 2 CS credits would feed the five of us for breakfast at MSB! Yum!

Cinderella's Royal Table:
I need a little more feedback on this one. I'll either get the prime rib or the chicken. I'm just not a fan of seafood, lamb, mushrooms, or anything too spicy and those are the only two entrees that looked like options for me. I don't like prime rib that is too rare. I can handle light pink. How is it here? I'm thinking I'll go with the BLT salad minus the "T". Not a raw tomato fan either. Although I may consider the egg rolls if someone says they're good.

Anyone have any pictures or advice on this?

dr&momto2boys
05-01-2010, 07:22 AM
Yikes! It's crunch time! 4 days until we go! :yay: Fortunately most of the meals I have planned for the rest of the trip are buffet or family style, so not much discussion is needed there. BUT, I do still need recommendations for CRT and snacks in MK! Please, please, please chime in here. I don't want to get back home and realize I missed something! :rotfl: So, what would you recommend for dinner at CRT? What snacks should we not miss at the MK? I'm not a newbie so of course we'll get a Dole Whip float! DH has been talking about the icecream cookie sandwich from MSB too. What else?!!

chocolateMinnie
05-01-2010, 09:24 AM
Can't wait for your trip report - some great venues.

As for CRT - if they still offer it I highly recommend the spring roll starter - have had it three times now and it is lovely. I always go for the lamb for main course but DS had the prime rib last trip - bit too pink for him - almost living IMHO - just the way the youngest loves it.

For dessert I have had the chocolate buckle which was fine but not outstanding but last trip they had a creme brulee which was one of the nicest I've ever had.

the kids ice-cream cup with chocolate crown on top is also lovely.