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Dis_Yoda
03-28-2010, 02:02 PM
I noticed I could still get a passholder discount room for Easter Weekend. I have the 3 days off of work. I've been pulling extra long hours since I came back from my last trip & I need a break. A break during the 2nd or 3rd busiest time of the year at the world? Yeah, I'm crazy.

What Actually Happened:

Friday April 2nd, 2010
Yak & Yeti/Dawa Bar (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=36148727&posted=1#post36148727)
Jiko/All Star Music Food Court (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36167133&postcount=30)

Saturday April 3rd, 2010
All Star Music Food Court/Snacks/Tokyo Dining (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=36185048&posted=1#post36185048)
Il Mulino (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=36226224#post36226224)

Sunday April 4th, 2010
Breakfast/All Star Music Food Court Lunch (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=36238223#post36238223)
California Grill (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=36269274&posted=1#post36269274)
Wishes Dessert Party (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36377685&postcount=61)



Thursday May 6th, 2010

Friday May 7th, 2010

Saturday May 8th, 2010

Sunday May 9th, 2010

anthonut
03-28-2010, 02:05 PM
Darn those passholder discounts are dangerous ;)

Hope you have fun on your "break".

onelilspark
03-28-2010, 02:29 PM
You may be crazy, but I'll sure enjoy the fruits of your labor (meaning: food porn!) Have fun!!!

prttynpnk
03-28-2010, 02:37 PM
Nice choices!! CAn't wait for pics!

goldielocksraj
03-28-2010, 06:30 PM
You so deserve the break and what a fun way to spend it!!! I've enjoyed your previous dining reports so I'm looking forward to this one!!!!

Dis_Yoda
03-28-2010, 07:57 PM
Darn those passholder discounts are dangerous ;)

Hope you have fun on your "break".
They are dangerous! I'm also lucky my husband understands the need of breaks and lets me do as I please (within reason)

You may be crazy, but I'll sure enjoy the fruits of your labor (meaning: food porn!) Have fun!!!
Awesome! I'll make sure I have my camera this time to the quality is much better.

Nice choices!! CAn't wait for pics!
Thanks! I can't wait to eat & take them.

You so deserve the break and what a fun way to spend it!!! I've enjoyed your previous dining reports so I'm looking forward to this one!!!!
I"m glad you've been reading along! It will be fun. I can't wait :yay:

~

I'm actually a little shocked at how open the dining reservations seem to be. I mean the wicked popular places are full (Le Cellier, California Grill) but most everything else seems to have choices. I'm sure I'll change my plan like 5 times this week as I find better options w/ things I want.

Dis_Yoda
03-29-2010, 08:53 AM
On a whim, I tried for the Wishes Dessert Party on Easter Sunday!

It was available :cool1:

Normally, I wouldn't do the dessert party, but I have a feeling (err know) its going to be a mad house in the Magic Kingdom that day & I rather know I have a seat to enjoy Wishes from.

bluejasmine
04-01-2010, 05:49 PM
Have fun, cant wait to read the reviews and see PICS..lol

goldielocksraj
04-01-2010, 09:56 PM
Normally, I wouldn't do the dessert party, but I have a feeling (err know) its going to be a mad house in the Magic Kingdom that day & I rather know I have a seat to enjoy Wishes from.



That does sound like a good plan! And a desert party . . . especially in front of the castle . . . especially since there are no calories in WDW . . . right??? I hope???

Dis_Yoda
04-06-2010, 08:32 AM
Have fun, cant wait to read the reviews and see PICS..lol
Thanks for joining along!

That does sound like a good plan! And a desert party . . . especially in front of the castle . . . especially since there are no calories in WDW . . . right??? I hope???
I totally agree - there are no calories in WDW I mean you walk & sweat enough so its ok.


I got back yesterday & had a great time! The parks weren't that bad but I've also been enough to know that I need to get to the park before it opens and there is so much I can get done by the time the people that sleep in get to the park. When I got home, I realized it was my 180 days to my October trip! So I made that plan and called to make the reservations. So that is all set now until the F&W Special Events get released at least.

I think I only kept 2 of the original ADRs I made but I had no trouble eating where I wanted. The joys of going solo! :woohoo:

I'll upload my pictures when I get home from work tonight & get this started!

TinkerBelle_325
04-06-2010, 10:11 AM
When I got home, I realized it was my 180 days to my October trip! So I made that plan and called to make the reservations. So that is all set now until the F&W Special Events get released at least.

Hey!

Glad to see you snuck in another trip. Looking forward to your reviews.

Looks like we'll be going at the same time in October :goodvibes I'm there from the 2nd to the 11th and I made all my ADRs yesterday too!

What are yours?

Here's my list in case we are eating anywhere on the same night like we did at V&A LOL

October 2nd
DINNER - Raglan Road or Wolfgang Puck Express

October 3rd
BREAKFAST - Kona Island or Captain Cook's
LUNCH - Liberty Tree Tavern
DINNER - Chefs de France/F&W Festival Booths

October 4th
BREAKFAST - Starring Rolls
LUNCH - 50's Primetime
DINNER - Jiko

October 5th
BREAKFAST - Kusafari Cafe
LUNCH - Flame Tree BBQ
DINNER - Ohana

October 6th
BREAKFAST - Sunshine Seasons
LUNCH - Chefs de France/F&W Festival Booths
DINNER - California Grill

October 7th
BREAKFAST - Sunshine Seasons
LUNCH - F&W Festival Booths
DINNER - Le Cellier/F&W Festival Booths

October 8th
BREAKFAST - Pepper Market
LUNCH - Wolfgang Puck Express
DINNER - Kona Cafe

October 9th
BREAKFAST - Ohana
LUNCH - Columbia Harbor House
DINNER - New Italian Pizza/F&W Festival Booths

October 10th
BREAKFAST - Sunshine Seasons
LUNCH - F&W Festival Booths
DINNER - Teppan Edo/F&W Festival Booths

Dis_Yoda
04-06-2010, 12:29 PM
Hey!

Glad to see you snuck in another trip. Looking forward to your reviews.

Looks like we'll be going at the same time in October :goodvibes I'm there from the 2nd to the 11th and I made all my ADRs yesterday too!

What are yours?


Yup! I love sneaking in those trips. Being in driving distance & having a nice husband lets me be spoiled (especially when I buy a overpriced Dooney and Bourke purse while I'm down there too) I may be able to do another impromptu trip this summer but I have a lot of projects going on at work that may end up having to be completed on the weekends so I'll hold off on planning anything since I do have my husband's work cruise in May & a weekend in North Carolina planned for June.

Our plan for October (is fluid until special events come out)

Oct 1st
Dinner - Chick-fil-a or other fast food

Oct 2nd - Nothing Planned as we may do the Wine & Dine Half Marathon, if we don't do the Marathon, we'll do Party of the Senses Wine View Room
Breakfast - Food Court (haven't booked the value resort for Oct 1st yet)
Pool
Relaxing
Massage (?)

Oct 3rd -
Nothing planned for morning until we decide on the Half Marathon or not but most likely Hollywood Studios when we wake up
Dinner - California Grill
MNSSHP

Oct 4th - EPCOT
Breakfast -
Lunch - Coral Reef
Dinner - Shula

Oct 5th - Animal Kingdom
Breakfast -
Lunch - Yak & Yeti
Dinner - Il Mulino

Oct 6th - Downtown Disney/Disney Quest
Breakfast
Lunch - TRex
Dinner - Fulton

Oct 7th - Hollywood Studios
Breakfast - Cape May Cafe
Lunch - Nothing
Dinner - Bistro

Oct 8th - Magic Kingdom
Breakfast -
Lunch - Liberty Tree Tavern
Dinner - Citricos

Oct 9th - EPCOT
Breakfast -
Lunch - Tokyo Dining
Dinner - Party of the Senses Wine View Room

We are staying at the Beach Club so we'll be coming and going from the World Showcase also in the afternoons/evenings. We'll also do some of the wine/food seminars when those are announced. We will only do 1 of the Party of the Senses if we decided against the Half Marathon. If I wasn't with my husband, I wouldn't do the Wine View Room but knowing him - he would hate it where you wander around without a table or the cattle call at the beginning. I think he would enjoy it more to have the assigned seat, the liquor available (he hates wine but is getting better about it) and such and less cranky husbands = happier Dis_Yodas.

Breakfasts will probably be in room or at the Marketplace.

mandibc11
04-06-2010, 04:18 PM
Can't wait to hear your reviews of those places - especially Jiko and Il Mulino!

TigerKat
04-06-2010, 06:25 PM
Signing on! We'll also be arriving 10/9 and probably doing PFTS that night!

onelilspark
04-06-2010, 08:08 PM
I'll be there from Oct 2-9. Apparently it's when all the cool kids go :snooty:

Dis_Yoda
04-06-2010, 09:33 PM
Can't wait to hear your reviews of those places - especially Jiko and Il Mulino!

Thanks. I promise to start the reviews tomorrow morning! I left my receipts on my desk at work so I dont have pricing info w/ me today.

Signing on! We'll also be arriving 10/9 and probably doing PFTS that night!

Oh thats great! :banana: I've done PFTS twice before & loved it & this will be my husband's first time to it. I guess we just have to wait until the schedule gets posted in July or August.

I'll be there from Oct 2-9. Apparently it's when all the cool kids go :snooty:

It is! Maybe we'll have to all meet for liquid crack from France (also known as Citron Slushies)

cultureart
04-07-2010, 02:51 AM
I noticed I could still get a passholder discount room for Easter Weekend. I have the 3 days off of work. I've been pulling extra long hours since I came back from my last trip & I need a break. A break during the 2nd or 3rd busiest time of the year at the world? Yeah, I'm crazy.

30 minutes ago I booked myself a 3 Night Stay at the All Stars Music. I'm now playing around with online dining reservations to come up with a plan. There seems to be a fair amount open at least!

What I have so Far:

Friday April 2nd, 2010
Dinner - Jiko

Saturday April 3rd, 2010 EPCOT
Breakfast - Hotel
Lunch -
Dinner - Il Mulino

Sunday April 4th, 2010 Magic Kingdom
Breakfast - Hotel
Lunch - Liberty Tree Tavern
Dinner - The Wave
Dessert - Wishes Dessert Party

Monday April 5th, 2010 Hollywood Studios
Breakfast - Hotel

Really good, very comfortable and relaxing......:laundy:

cultureart
04-07-2010, 02:56 AM
Can't wait to see pictures of those places!

wilma-bride
04-07-2010, 05:43 AM
Signing on, can't wait for those reviews popcorn::

Dis_Yoda
04-07-2010, 07:42 AM
Really good, very comfortable and relaxing......:laundy:
It was! While I did a lot while I was down there I made sure I got my relaxation in.

Can't wait to see pictures of those places!
Yup, I took lots of pictures of the food.

Signing on, can't wait for those reviews popcorn::
Thanks for joining in!

Dis_Yoda
04-07-2010, 07:45 AM
As I had mention before, this trip was to relax & not use any of my vacation days and have the well needed sanity break I needed. Imagine my glee when at 1:30pm Thursday afternoon, an email went out with the 2010 Vacation Buy Program being announced! I thought there was no way we would be allowed to do it this year. I promply printed it out, stated I was buying 5 days, and gave it to my manager to sign off on. After him signing it, I asked if I could use one of them the next day. :lmao:A silver lining on a stressful couple of months that doesn’t look like it will pick up much.

When I woke up on Friday at 5:30am, I did my usual morning things & then hit the road to get this show started. I pulled into All Star Music and went to the online check-in. Even though I had stated my earliest arrival would have been 8pm that evening, here at 11:40am, it was ready! I was in Country Fair, all the way in the back, room 6643 overlooking trees! The majority of people would have been upset with the location as it was a far walk to the main hall, but for me, I loved it. It meant the area being quieter as I rarely have good luck with rooms at the values. After settling in, I decided Animal Kingdom would be a good choice for this afternoon’s adventures since I knew all the major rides at Hollywood Studios would have been jammed packed & I already had plans for EPCOT & MK the next two days.


Yak & Yeti


I walked into the park around 12:30pm & was starving! I hadn’t eaten anything for breakfast and it was catching up to me. There is only one place at Animal Kingdom I really enjoy eating at & I didn’t have an ADR! Luckily for me, when I walked past the crowds in the waiting area, there were 3 empty seats at the very small bar. Quickly, I was greeted by the same bartenders as my December ‘snack’ break.

I ordered a Bonsai Blast - $7.99 while I looked over the menu.
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This is a cool & refreshing alcoholic beverage that I love!

Looking over the menu, I noticed two of the things I thought I would have ordered on this adventure were gone! Alas, there are no more Shrimp Chips w/ Peanut Sauce or Pho on the Yak & Yeti menu. Instead, added to the menu are things like the ‘Kobe’ Beef Burger or Cheesecake or Chocolate Cake.

I decided to order my old standby & try one of the other appetizers.
Wonton Soup - $4.99 & Pork Pot Stickers - $8.49
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I was given a choice for the pot stickers to be steamed or seared , which I loved. I choose to have them seared. The food was hot & filling. This was the perfect amount of food for a lunch. The soy-lime dipping sauce worked really well with the pot stickers.

Meal Cost: $28 I think I may have overtipped ;)
Total Trip Cost: $28


Dawa Bar


After lunch I headed to the Safari & Africa Trail. I was hot and wanted a nice cooling beverage.

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I choose the Harambe Cooler - $9.25 to enjoy while I was walk through Asia. This drink is nice. However w/ the rum floater at top, I forgot to mix it in & thus while I was sipping got that ‘shock’ that goes along with rum floaters. While I like the bite, I was in lalaland at the moment & well got the surprise. Like a champ, I took the rest as a shot and went on my way to Everest & Dinosaur before leaving the park minutes before the parade madness.

Snack Cost: $11
Total Trip Cost: $39

mamaboogie
04-07-2010, 09:39 AM
No shrimp chips with peanut sauce at the Yak and Yeti??:scared1:

Great review!:thumbsup2

Imagineer5
04-07-2010, 10:11 AM
awesome reviews- just read your reviews from last years October...got me so excited. We'll be there the same time as you & staying at the BCV! Can't wait for the F&W events to come out. Doesn't look like we have any overlapping ADRs though, here's mine!

Sep 30th - arrive late - 1 night at AKV before switching
Dinner: Boma

Oct 1st - EPCOT day
Breakfast: Boma
EPCOT Seas Aqua Tour
F&W Boothes
Dinner: Cape May (for DH - loves himself some seafood)

Oct 2nd - MK Day
Breafast - CP
Lunch - The Wave
Dinner - Narcoossees

Oct 3rd - Universal (WWoHP)
Dinner - Kouzzina

Oct 4th - AK & DHS
Lunch - Sanaa
Dinner - Yachtsman

Oct 5th - (My Birthday!!) MK day
Room service for bfast
Lunch - CRT
Dinner - V&As :lovestruc

Oct 6th -
Late bfast at Kouzzina
Wilderness Segway adventure
F&W booths
Dinner Teppen Edo

Oct 7th - Universal
Dinner - Flying Fish

Oct 8th - DHS & AK
Bfast - Captain's Grill
Lunch - Lunch w/ Imagineer
Dinner - Artist Point

Oct 9th - Open (Universal or DHS?)
Lunch - Chefs de France
Dinner - California Grill

Oct 10th - Open & then go home late
Bfast Cape May
Lunch - Tutto Italia

there are so many I want to fit into our dining schedule but just can't seem to squeeze anymore meals out!!

I love reading your reviews thought - so cute. You and your DH sound a LOT like me and mine :goodvibes ...though my DH wouldn't pass up a drink at a restaurant any time!! I'd be right there with ya though, all your drinks from last October looked awesome!! mmm

scanne
04-07-2010, 10:12 AM
More, please? That Bonsai Blast looks good - and I'm not into mixed drinks that much!

disneyfav4ever
04-07-2010, 11:03 AM
Yay! I love your reviews.

Gouden Leeuw
04-07-2010, 11:57 AM
subbing in!

Dis_Yoda
04-07-2010, 04:43 PM
No shrimp chips with peanut sauce at the Yak and Yeti??:scared1:

Great review!:thumbsup2

I know! I was so sad as I love shrimp chips. But I also understand that the 'masses' probably aren't too much of a fan of them. Same with the pho.

awesome reviews- just read your reviews from last years October...got me so excited. We'll be there the same time as you & staying at the BCV! Can't wait for the F&W events to come out. Doesn't look like we have any overlapping ADRs though, here's mine!

there are so many I want to fit into our dining schedule but just can't seem to squeeze anymore meals out!!

I love reading your reviews thought - so cute. You and your DH sound a LOT like me and mine :goodvibes ...though my DH wouldn't pass up a drink at a restaurant any time!! I'd be right there with ya though, all your drinks from last October looked awesome!! mmm
OH your ADRs look so good! Watch us end up running into each other while we are there since we are at the same resort.

I understand about wanting to squeeze so much in and not having enough time! At least we're getting most of what we want to have together there at least until the schedule is released and then things are going to end up shifting. My husband goes through phases on if he will drink or not drink while out at places. We have the cruise in a little over a month - hopefully he'll be in a drinking phase then as I plan on drinking a lot on that boat.


More, please? That Bonsai Blast looks good - and I'm not into mixed drinks that much!
It was so good! Mmm...

Yay! I love your reviews.
Thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to read yours for your spring trip.

subbing in!
:yay: Hi!

englishrose47
04-07-2010, 08:21 PM
Joining in for the drooling !!!!!

Dis_Yoda
04-08-2010, 09:27 AM
Joining in for the drooling !!!!!

Welcome! :cloud9:

Dis_Yoda
04-08-2010, 09:31 AM
Jiko’s


I returned to my room at escaping Animal Kingdom before the masses of the parade crowd left. I showered and cleaned myself up & decided I was well hungry again. It was only 5:00pm & my ADR for Jiko was at 8:50pm. I called & cancelled that reservation & decided to try my luck as a Walk-In there & if it didn’t work, I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do as not working just wasn’t an option.

It was a short drive to the Animal Kingdom Lodge, I valet my car (yay TIW!) and walked inside to go downstairs to the hostess. She said it wouldn’t be a problem & I could sit at the Cooking Place if I wanted but they open in 15 minutes so feel free to walk around. With that I walked out to the Overlook for a couple of minutes until it drew closer to 5:30pm.

Exactly at 5:30pm, I was led to the Cooking Place & was sat at the last seat on the left, exactly as I was back in December. In fact, the same flatbread chef was working this evening as then too! This time he seemed a bit more stressed than before as he kept making comments to the head appetizer chef that if there was anything she wasn’t happy with, let him know & he’ll remake it. I got this vibe that either he had a lot of complaints the night before or he doesn’t really get along with this other chef & was trying to appease her.

Anyway, I started with a Victoria Mist cocktail - $7.00 as I just wasn’t in the mood for wine this evening.
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This was nice, refreshing, and easy to drink a little too fast.

At the same time I got my cocktail, the bread was served which to my liking had been changed from my February visit.

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It was back to the honey & flax seed bread with the turmeric butter. This is a much better improvement from that olive stuff served before.

As I was enjoying my bread, I looked over the menu and noticed that the Shrimp Curry Dish was no longer around. :( I decided to have two appetizers as my meal so that I would have enough room for dessert. I had watched the chef prep all the flatbreads & while I thought about doing the chef special for the evening, I decided I wasn’t in the mood for cranberries & goat cheese so I went with what I enjoyed last visit.
I started with Barbecue Chicken – With apple-jicama slaw, African barbecue sauce, and four cheeses $10.00
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Sitting at the cooking place meant I got to see this being cooked & had it served about 6 minutes after ordering.

The dish is outstanding and quickly devoured.

For my next course, I went Seared Ostrich Filet – with Kamut, mushrooms and truffle vinaigrette $13.00

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This was perfect for the amount of food it was! It was the size of a petite filet, sliced up for us. The grains on the bottom were tasty & those icky mushrooms were easy to avoid. It’s always amusing to see how dishes evolve. I think it was Oct 2008 where it was served as 3 quarter sized slices w/ curry vinaigrette. This current version is definitely my favorite.

As I finished up the Ostrich, I was given the dessert menu. I ordered a glass of Amarula On the Rocks - $6.75 and debated on what I was in the mood for.

As much as I have enjoyed the donuts w/ coffee ice cream my last two visits there, I felt I needed to try something different. I thought about the Crème Brulee but remembered the same dish is served at the Wishes dessert party I was attending 2 nights from now. Thus I went for chocolate:

Jiko Trio – flourless chocolate cake, chocolate mousse, and caramel ice cream $8

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These were really good. Although, I was happy for caramel ice cream that didn’t have sea salt on it unlike my October experiences.

I was really happy with my meal here. Also w/ my Table in Wonderland discount this meal was a heck of a deal for the quality of the food.

Meal Cost: $46.19
Total Trip Cost: $85.19


All Stars Music Food Court


After dinner, I wandered around the Animal Kingdom Lodge before heading back to the resort. I watched some television and decided to go walk around the resort. The walk from Country Fair to the main building was not bad at all. I picked up two things for ‘snacks’ for the next couple days.

First – Popcorn Sampler Bucket - $9.95

It was Plain, Caramel, White Cheddar. At this point in time, I’ve only devoured the White Cheddar which was some of the best white cheddar popcorn I’ve had. I want some more.

Second – Chocolate Cake - $3.59

This is the same mass produced cake that is everywhere throughout Disney. I never had tried it before & decided why not? I was disappointed. The icing was like a thick mechanically placed layer that could peel off. I think I had two bites before I threw it away.

Snack Costs: $14.50
Total Trip Cost: $99.69

wilma-bride
04-08-2010, 11:07 AM
Great start - add me to the list of people who are sad about the loss of shrimp chips (we call them prawn crackers here in the UK) :sad2:

The meal at Jiko looked divine.

franandaj
04-09-2010, 03:17 AM
Looking over the menu, I noticed two of the things I thought I would have ordered on this adventure were gone! Alas, there are no more Shrimp Chips w/ Peanut Sauce or Pho on the Yak & Yeti menu.



I too was so bummed in January to find out that the Prawn Chips had been removed from the menu, these were one of the best things that I had when we ate there in 2007!

Great reviews looking forward to more!

Dis_Yoda
04-09-2010, 11:34 AM
Great start - add me to the list of people who are sad about the loss of shrimp chips (we call them prawn crackers here in the UK) :sad2:

The meal at Jiko looked divine.

There sure are a lot of us that are missing them :( Where I live, if I wanted to get some for myself, I would need to drive about an hour north to Atlanta & their ethnic markets.

Jiko was divine! Its easily turned into one of my favorite restuarants at Disney over this past year.

I too was so bummed in January to find out that the Prawn Chips had been removed from the menu, these were one of the best things that I had when we ate there in 2007!

Great reviews looking forward to more!
Exactly! I loved them this past October.

Dis_Yoda
04-09-2010, 11:38 AM
All Star Music Food Court


When I woke up this morning around 7AM, I headed down to the food court to pick up breakfast. Looking at the hot food menus, not a single thing appealed to me this morning. In fact, nothing really did. Knowing I needed to eat *something* before heading into the park, I went with an old standby:
Croissant - $2.29

After getting it, I nuked it in the microwave for 10 seconds. This made it hot & taste fresher.

Meal Cost: $2.46
Total Trip Cost: $102.15


Italy


After World Showcase opened at 11AM & I toured the first few countries & their flower and garden festival displays, I decided I was thirsty.

I initially went to Germany to get a glass of wine at the Wine Shop. I stood at the counter for a while & no one came over so I decided drinking German Wine was not to be today. Luckily after Germany, comes Italy.

Italian Margharita - $10.00

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I admit I forgot to take a picture – so here is a reused picture from a previous trip.

The perfect refreshing drink when you don’t want to backtrack to Mexico!

Snack Cost: $10.65
Total Trip Cost: $112.80


Japan


While I was walking around enjoying my margharita, I went shopping in Japan to enjoy their unique gifts to the world.

In the back where all the Japanese snack food & saki is sold, I found prawn chips!

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I wasn’t in the mood for them at the time, in fact, I still haven’t eaten them. They are sitting on top of my filing cabinets at work to enjoy when I want a snack at work or if I’m unable to take a lunch that day.

I also picked up a pack of the Yan-Yan Chocolate Dips for similar reasons. This also hasn’t been touched.

Prawn Flavored Chips - $1.00
Yan-Yan Chocolate Dips - $1.25

Snack Cost: $2.34
Total Trip Costs: $115.14

At this point, I was hungry for lunch & debated on what I was in the mood for. I really didn’t have any counter service that stood out to me. I thought about Tutto but remembered I would be having Italian at dinner in the evening. I was in Japan so decided to walk in at Tokyo Dining.


Tokyo Dining


The restaurant had been opened for about 15 minutes when I inquired if I could walk-in. Not a problem! Within minutes, I was seated in the area by the sushi counter and given my hand cleaning cloth.

To start, I had a Cherry Blossom Martini - $8 and a bowl of Miso Soup - $3

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The Martini had Sake & Plum Wine and a wonderful cocktail for the meal. The miso soup was flavorful.

For my main course I had the Ebi Tempura - $20.95
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Excellent tempura! I couldn’t finish it today though as it was just too much. With the vegetables on this day, it included fried green beans! I love fried green beans so it was a wonderful surprise! :lovestruc

Meal Cost: $41
Total Trip Cost: $156.14

BriarRosie
04-09-2010, 12:37 PM
Very good report so far. I noticed you like to eat appetizers and dessert, too. Every so often, I like to do that instead of having an entree. Sometimes you're just not in the mood for it! I haven't been to Jiko for few years other than a special wine dinner, but I want to go back soon, now. Mostly because they never used to have a dedicated chocolate dessert! :love:

I still haven't made it over to Yak and Yeti, but I probably would want to do the appetizer thing there, too. ;)

And the tempura brought me back...to yesterday. I had tempura for lunch yesterday. :laughing: Yum!

Linda67
04-09-2010, 04:20 PM
Great reviews, thanks very much for posting. :thumbsup2

jeminni
04-09-2010, 07:41 PM
Enjoying your reviews, that Cherry Blossom Martini looks great. :thumbsup2

englishrose47
04-09-2010, 10:35 PM
Great review , fried green beans sound DELISH!!

Cookie Princess
04-10-2010, 06:45 AM
I am LOVING your beverage choices!!;)

oybolshoi
04-10-2010, 09:55 AM
great reviews and pictures as always ... :thumbsup2

curious about that drink at Tokyo Dining ... was it very sweet or did they use a dry sake to offset the plum wine? It looks great but drinks that are too sweet set off my gack-reflex. :lmao:

vinotinto
04-10-2010, 01:20 PM
Thanks for the reviews! Glad to see more pics of Tokyo Dining as I'm considering it for lunch on our next trip.

Dis_Yoda
04-10-2010, 02:58 PM
Very good report so far. I noticed you like to eat appetizers and dessert, too. Every so often, I like to do that instead of having an entree. Sometimes you're just not in the mood for it! I haven't been to Jiko for few years other than a special wine dinner, but I want to go back soon, now. Mostly because they never used to have a dedicated chocolate dessert! :love:

I still haven't made it over to Yak and Yeti, but I probably would want to do the appetizer thing there, too. ;)

And the tempura brought me back...to yesterday. I had tempura for lunch yesterday. :laughing: Yum!

I do like to go for the appetizers/dessert at some places especially depending on my mood. Plus it lets me try lots of different things without looking too much like a pig, although I think Sunday night I might have been a little piggy.

For years I never had dessert at Jiko - its only in this past year I've started ordering it there. Both the donuts & the trio are so so good.

Yak & Yeti to me is the only place in Animal Kingdom worth eating nowadays. If you can't tell by now - I hate counter service, especially with the cost cutting measures...errr "health reasons" (no more beef hotdogs, bun changes) I mean I still enjoy the fries but eh.

My husband teases about me going to Tokyo Dining since we eat Japanese Food at least weekly at home, alternating between the sit down portion or the cooking table. But meh - its tasty and thats all that counts.

Great reviews, thanks very much for posting. :thumbsup2
Thanks for reading along!

Enjoying your reviews, that Cherry Blossom Martini looks great. :thumbsup2
It was great :) Glad you are enjoying!

Great review , fried green beans sound DELISH!!
They were! I wish my local place had them but sadly their veggies w/ tempura are carrots, sweet potato and mushrooms.

I am LOVING your beverage choices!!;)
I was loving drinking them! Although I didn't have that many on this trip as I thought I would.

great reviews and pictures as always ... :thumbsup2

curious about that drink at Tokyo Dining ... was it very sweet or did they use a dry sake to offset the plum wine? It looks great but drinks that are too sweet set off my gack-reflex. :lmao:
It was definitely on the sweeter side. I ordered it thinking they would have used something drier but they didn't. I really don't know a lot about sake, maybe one of these days I'll learn more.

Thanks for the reviews! Glad to see more pics of Tokyo Dining as I'm considering it for lunch on our next trip.
You definitely should try it for lunch! Its one of the better places for lunch in the World Showcase!

Dis_Yoda
04-12-2010, 02:46 PM
Il Mulino

After Lunch at Tokyo, I finished up the World Showcase & went to one of the Demos at the Garden Center where we learned about the history of the festivals and then got make our own Mickey Shaped potted plant (which 1 week later – I still haven’t killed!) I returned to my room to relax and get ready for dinner.

I arrived at the Swan about 15 minutes before my reservation time & checked in. There were a lot of strollers around the podium which meant not a lot of room for waiting to be called to your table. After about 10 minutes, I was lead to a small table on the left of the restaurant, next to a very large column. In a few minutes, my server stopped by to drop off the basket of Italian bread & Red Pepper Flake Sticks and the accompaniments (eggplant and sausage) and to take my drink order. I ordered a glass of Tolloy Pinot Grigio - $10.50/glass and looked over the menu while munching on the nicely flavored Red Pepper Flake Bread.
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When she returned with my wine, she gave me a list of the many specials they had this evening, when the pasta one sounded interesting to me & I ended up ordering that one. This would be basically the last I would see of my server this evening until it became time for the check, as random staffers kept bringing me my courses as my server spent a lot of time with the other tables.

For my first course, I ordered:
Parmigiano Reggiano – Aged Parmesan Cheese - $8
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While the presentation of the blocks of cheese is lacking, the flavor of the cheese was perfect. I enjoyed about half of this with my bread before another staffer returned with my second course:

Caesar Salad - $9
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The Caesar was wonderful and I again was about half way done when my pasta was served by another random server. I tried to mention I would like another glass of wine, but they had walked off before I could say anything.
Pasta Special – Linguine w/ Cream Sauce, Peas, Prosciutto, Lemon Zest - $24

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The pasta was great! I really enjoyed the lemon with the peas and prosciutto. I should have ordered a half portion as it was too much but you live and learn.

I sat for about 15 minutes after I was finished eating the pasta before my server from the beginning of the evening came by with the check. I handed her my TIW card & credit card and she walked off without saying much and someone else other than her returned with my credit slip.

You notice how I’m missing mentioning that usual thing that is served at the end of the meals at Il Mulino?

Yeah…

As I was signing, a manager stopped by my table to ask how my evening here was & I was honest. I had felt the service was lacking & mention the lack of offer to refill my wine glass, the lack of presence of any server team, no Limóncello and such. He apologized for these mistakes & did bring me a bottle of the wine I was drinking to make up for those qualities lacking in his server staff that evening & brought me over the Limoncello that I hadn’t been served at the end of meal.

The food here was very good & I felt the manager went beyond what he should have done as I wasn’t expecting a bottle of wine for me giving the feedback I did (I really just wanted my Limoncello). The cost of the meal was in line with what I would expect for something of its quality, especially in Disney. I’m willing to give it another try come October to see if the service staff picks up its game.

Meal Cost: $53.15
Total Trip Cost: $209.29

Dis_Yoda
04-13-2010, 11:16 AM
Easter Morning

On Easter morning, Magic Kingdom had extra magic hours that started at 7AM. Being that it was Easter & I assumed it would be crazy busy I wanted to make sure I was there for the opening. This morning, I purchased a Powerade - $2.89 for my ‘breakfast’ until I got into the parks.

Snack cost: $3.09
Total Trip Cost: $212.38


Confectionary


After a very productive 45 minutes of getting the rides in Fantasyland done & the two headliners in Tomorrowland done, hunger started creeping in. I wasn’t sure what I wanted & decided to look through Main Street Bakery and the Confectionary to figure out what I wanted.

I went for a breakfast of champions that fit Easter Day. At least it fit Easter Day growing up, when I would wake up – find my eggs – then eat junk food.

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Easter Cookie! - $3.25

Even better was the 10% discount I got on it for having an annual pass!

Snack Cost: $3.11
Total Trip Cost: $215.49

I ate my lovely breakfast as I was waiting for Adventureland to open at 8am. I got on Jungle Cruise, Pirates, Thunder Mountain x2, skipped Splash as I didn’t feel like getting wet, Haunted Mansion, Philharmagic, Stitch and then left the park. I’m glad I left when I did as leaving the crowds were picking up a ton and frankly I didn’t feel like getting stuck among the masses.

This is when I decided to call & see if I could get a massage schedule for this afternoon at the Grand Floridian Spa. They had a 2 o’clock spot open. I returned to my resort to relax a little & pick up lunch.


All Stars Music Food Court


Around 11:30, I headed up to the food court at the All Stars. I decided to go for 2 Breadsticks - $1.89 & a Beef Taco Salad - $7.39 for my meal.

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I got both of these expecting the quality to well suck, as I feel the majority of counter service meals do. I was pleasantly surprised by both! The beef actually had some flavor to it, hot, & was very filling. I liked the breadsticks, although I probably in hindsight didn’t need them with how much food that taco salad really was. I ate about half before I was done & went back to the room to get my bag packed for the massage as I was planning on showering after the massage & heading back to the Magic Kingdom or grapping dinner somewhere in the Monorail loop.

Meal Cost: $9.73
Total Trip Cost: $225.22

BriarRosie
04-13-2010, 12:58 PM
Most of the time, I've seen nothing but raves for Il Mulino. But I think I've seen someone post they have eaten twice within a 3 day period, once with excellent service, and the second time with the crappy service you had. They said if the bad experience happened the first time they went, they wouldn't have returned.

I still want to try Il Mulino but hopefully not have your server. ;)

Dis_Yoda
04-13-2010, 01:26 PM
Most of the time, I've seen nothing but raves for Il Mulino. But I think I've seen someone post they have eaten twice within a 3 day period, once with excellent service, and the second time with the crappy service you had. They said if the bad experience happened the first time they went, they wouldn't have returned.

I still want to try Il Mulino but hopefully not have your server. ;)

Exactly. Every review I've seen of the place has been outstanding. I think I sometimes just attract bad luck when it comes to service - at least once a trip:rotfl2:(Feb 09 - Citywalk place, July 09 - Yachtsman, Oct 09 - Kouzziana, Dec 09 - Mama Melrose, Feb 10 - end of V&A) I guess 1 bad meal a trip out of many isn't a bad record.

I'm giving it another shot come October w/ my husband. The food was very good & hopefully I don't get the same server either.

TigerKat
04-13-2010, 06:23 PM
Il Mulino was our favorite restaurant on our February trip. Hoping it will be again in October. I'm glad the manager took care of you.;)

englishrose47
04-13-2010, 08:38 PM
I really like the look of that pasta dish!!!!! Sorry about the LOUSY service !!

Dis_Yoda
04-15-2010, 12:41 PM
Il Mulino was our favorite restaurant on our February trip. Hoping it will be again in October. I'm glad the manager took care of you.;)

As was I ;)

I should open that wine tonight since I'm going to have lemon shrimp ravoli - I think it fits enough for that.

I really like the look of that pasta dish!!!!! Sorry about the LOUSY service !!
It was really good!

Dis_Yoda
04-15-2010, 12:45 PM
California Grill

After an extremely relaxing 80 minutes of massage at the Grand Floridian Spa, I spent some time in the steam rooms & got dressed. I walked to the shops at the Grand Floridian where I ended up spoiling myself for the 2nd time that day & buying myself something impractical.

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With the Annual Pass discount – I got 10% off so the price hurt a little bit less.

By this point in the day, I had splurged more than cost of my hotel room on myself. What was splurging a bit more?

Around 5:15pm, I went to the podium at the 2nd floor of the Contemporary and inquired if I would be able to walk in. While they said there may be a table available, I was more than welcomed to sit at the bar as the restaurant isn’t opening until 5:30pm anyway.

I began with a Ray-Ray - $9.00 from the cocktail menu while I looked over the menu for this evening as there was still 15 minutes before the kitchen opened for the evening..
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This is a sweeter pineapple drink that was perfect w/ a decent amount of alcohol in it too ;)

Dinner Menu:
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There were many things on the menu that appealed to me but I wasn’t sure how full I would be. Thus talking with the awesome bartender, I would order one course then decide if I wanted something else. As the restaurant opened at 5:30pm – I ordered a second drink – Pomegranate COZ - $9

I began with Creamy Spring Onion Soup w/ Toasted Sourdough, Gruyere Cheese & Chives – $11
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I’m not the biggest soup lover but this sounded really good to me & I was surprised by how much I liked it. It was thick & cheesy. The onion taste was there but not extremely overpowering. If it was on the menu again, I would have a hard time deciding between this appetizer and something different it was that good.

Still hungry, I ordered a second course –
Crispy Asian Rock Shrimp Salad w/ Florida Citrus, Red Onions, Soy Reduction & Wasabi Cream - $17
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I had this back in October & loved it then. The wasabi cream & soy reduction make an excellent dressing for the salad. The rock shrimp were hot and cooked exactly how I like them.

When I finished, I realized I still had enough room to enjoy another menu item that looked appealing to me:
Braised Beef w/ Thai Coconut Cury, Mango Pickles, Bok Choy, Sesame and Triple Cheese - $13
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Amazing! It definitely was a different kind of flatbread with the flavor profiles presented. I could tell it is something my husband would never enjoy. Although I couldn’t finish it as my eyes were bigger than my stomach.

I had paired this course with some Jack & Coke as I felt the sweeter drinkers wouldn’t work well with this flatbread. My server agreed with that choice as I also didn’t feel like switching to wine after drinking liquor.

Over the course of the 2 hours I spent here, the restaurant was rather quiet. Wishes wasn’t until 10pm that evening so California Grill was less noisy than it usually was. For it being Easter Sunday – the bartenders & some of the servers I spoke with agreed it was rather dead for the occasion. I was the only one eating at the bar until I left at 7:15pm – maybe 2 or 3 parties got a drink before they went on their way to a table. The main bartender I dealt with was AMAZING! She was funny, made all the alcoholic beverages quickly (including some strange requests) and we both had a good laugh when we saw someone’s child *rolling* on the floor as the parents didn’t even care which spawned a conversation about the lack of table manners nowadays (Seriously, if I acted like that as a child as I see many children today – my mother would have either spanked me or made us leave. ) We talked about our pets – as when she moved to the US from Scotland she had to leave her King Charles Spaniels behind but has since become more of a cat person since living in Orlando (long hours away from home make cats easier for her and husband’s schedule)

The evening here was amazing and like what California Grill was before the masses descended about it for the fireworks show.

Meal: $83.81
Total Trip Cost: $309.03

wilma-bride
04-15-2010, 01:29 PM
I love that purse and will be buying one for myself when we visit WDW in August.

Cali grill looked delicious :thumbsup2

Linda67
04-15-2010, 02:11 PM
Wonderful review of CG. The soup looks really good
Love the purse to :)

NorweJenNY
04-15-2010, 07:12 PM
I got a kick outta your title, as we had an impromptu trip over Easter weekend too! Same reasoning... I had extra time off of work! My kids didn't have school, and dh just became more flexible with his work schedule, so off we went! And those APs were just itching in our pockets...

Love the picture-filled review!

englishrose47
04-15-2010, 07:44 PM
That soup looks wonderful!!!!

pirateofthecarolinas
04-17-2010, 11:04 AM
I'm surprised that CG didn't have a prefixed menu for Easter Sunday.

onelilspark
04-17-2010, 05:55 PM
I haven't been back to the Cali Grill in years. In general I've always thought the food wasn't as good as it could be and most of the hype comes from the location... I have to say, the food reviews keep getting more and more tantalizing. I'm re-assessing going in October...hmmmm....

angel26
04-17-2010, 06:32 PM
Great reviews can't wait to here more.

athenna
04-18-2010, 08:55 AM
Awesome review!:thumbsup2

I dont always read food trip reports, because as much as I love them, it's hard for me to keep up with them, because sometimes I can only get on the DIS on weekends. ...But decided to follow a couple...I'm loving your report:banana: You've eaten at some of my fav spots so far!
Sorry about your service !@ Il Mulino.:scared: I havent eaten there yet, but kuddos to the manager for trying to make it right.

I have to say I am totally outraged that Yak & Yeti took the Pho off the menu:sad2: Why must WDW dumb down so many menus??? Pho was the 1st meal I ever had @ Yak & Yeti and I loved it!

Cant wait for the rest of the report.

princessallegra
04-19-2010, 06:21 PM
Great reviews! I'm so jealous of your trip!! And your bag!!! :worship::worship:

Dis_Yoda
04-22-2010, 07:24 AM
I love that purse and will be buying one for myself when we visit WDW in August.

Cali grill looked delicious :thumbsup2

Oh yay! I've been using it every day since & well my coworkers might think I'm strange but in a male dominent work environment I need something thats just me!

It was delicious :) I want to go back already.

Wonderful review of CG. The soup looks really good
Love the purse to :)

Thanks! I was shocked by how much I really enjoyed that soup.

I got a kick outta your title, as we had an impromptu trip over Easter weekend too! Same reasoning... I had extra time off of work! My kids didn't have school, and dh just became more flexible with his work schedule, so off we went! And those APs were just itching in our pockets...

Love the picture-filled review!

Thats too funny! Living close w/ APs is just dangerous but a good type of dangerous.

I'm going to be AP less for about 2.5 months :scared1: but thats because when we go in October we'll be upgrading to the two-coast APs as we plan on visiting Disneyland next year & it works out cheaper. Plus my husband will be allowed to finally visit the water parks & DisneyQuest this trip as he's yet to do those.

That soup looks wonderful!!!!

It was so good too & I'm really not much of a creamy soup person.

I'm surprised that CG didn't have a prefixed menu for Easter Sunday.

I believe they only do that on the big fireworks day - 4th of July & New Year's Eve. I have a chance I may actually be going on 4th of July this year if I don't have to work. Thus that trip will be impromptu also.

I haven't been back to the Cali Grill in years. In general I've always thought the food wasn't as good as it could be and most of the hype comes from the location... I have to say, the food reviews keep getting more and more tantalizing. I'm re-assessing going in October...hmmmm....

I'll admit Cali Grill isn't as nice as it used to be but I think its more atmosphere why I don't like it anymore. As the secret got out about the fireworks, you see families dragging their overtired children to a 'fancy' meal & them just not having it. I'm still one that believes Signature places = business casual.

Great reviews can't wait to here more.

Thanks! 1 more review left which I hope to get to today - if not today, definately this weekend.

Awesome review!:thumbsup2

I dont always read food trip reports, because as much as I love them, it's hard for me to keep up with them, because sometimes I can only get on the DIS on weekends. ...But decided to follow a couple...I'm loving your report:banana: You've eaten at some of my fav spots so far!
Sorry about your service !@ Il Mulino.:scared: I havent eaten there yet, but kuddos to the manager for trying to make it right.

I have to say I am totally outraged that Yak & Yeti took the Pho off the menu:sad2: Why must WDW dumb down so many menus??? Pho was the 1st meal I ever had @ Yak & Yeti and I loved it!

Cant wait for the rest of the report.
I know! I'm sad Yak & Yeti has definately removed their more exotic food probably to feed the masses as I know I'm see on the dis people talking about how nasty it was (but I also have a feeling they didn't know what Pho was before they ordered it) I'll still keep going there though as its the best food in the Animal Kingdom.

I'm glad my report is one of the ones you started to read!

Great reviews! I'm so jealous of your trip!! And your bag!!! :worship::worship:
Thanks! You have a trip coming up soon too right?

Dis_Yoda
04-23-2010, 07:21 AM
Wishes Dessert Party!

After eating to my heart’s content at California Grill, I headed to the Magic Kingdom where I had reservations for the Wishes Dessert Party. I still had about 90 minutes before it started so I decided to go play in Toontown one last time as who knows if it will be open the next time I go to the World. Barnstormer was a wonderful 15 seconds ;) and I took photos of everything I could so I have something to remember 5 years from now. I still remember the original Starland/Birthdayland/Etc but I only have a handful of photographs that don’t give the whole picture – just me as Daisy’s house & in the Roger Rabbit Show. After collecting what I wanted, I headed to Tomorrowland to get a ride of the lame narrative of TTA & Buzz before heading to line up for the Dessert Party.

I was first in line & shortly after – a much larger line started forming. 30 minutes before the event, they checked us in & gave us our wristbands that would let us in and out of the area.

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At exactly at 9pm, they started seating us. I was given a prime seat front & center of the viewing area. It was great!

Buffet Pictures:
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The selection was decent. There was definitely something for everyone.

My 1st plate:
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My 2nd plate:
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I got raspberry lemonade to drink. The chocolate-peanut butter tart was nice and peanutbuttery. The pistachio crème brulee had great flavor but the bottom was completely liquid. The rice krispie treats tasted fresh. The tiramisu could have used more liquor. The cannolli had a good bite to it & the truffles were wonderful. The cookies tasted fresh. The key lime tart was not my cup of tea.

I didn’t get a 3rd plate but I did return to the buffet to get a cup of hot chocolate as it was chilly this evening & I wanted something to warm me up as I didn’t bring a jacket.


Would I do it again? Probably not. The desserts are nice but well I do not feel it is worth the $27 dollars it cost even by Disney’s standards. I’m also not really a fireworks lover & am ok with missing Wishes on future trips.

Cost: $27.68
Total Trip Cost: $336.71

Dis_Yoda
04-23-2010, 07:49 AM
Insanity Part 2?

My mother called yesterday morning with a proposal.

Disney - May 7th to 9th - Her Treat

Who could say no to that? :confused3

My mother lives in Florida & wants a real Disney trip to see all 4 parks (not the 24 hours craziness we had in December) My husband looked at me like I was crazy since I did just get back & we have a cruise coming up in the 3rd full week of May. I think I'm going to be well recharged until October now. :woohoo:

Plan
May 6th
8:00PM - Arrive at Her House (Leave GA after Work)

May 7th
6:00AM - Hit the Road!
11:00AM - Lunch @ Yak & Yeti
5:15PM - Dinner @ California Grill (bar most likely as reservations aren't available)

May 8th
Lunch: Either Tokyo Dining or Brown Derby
Dinner: Citricos or Narcoossee's

May 9th
Breakfast: Pop!
Go Home

Must Have Snacks (per my mom):
Popcorn
Liquid Treasures
France!

cseca
04-23-2010, 08:06 AM
Yum!
The dessert party looks really good. Thanks for the pics and review. We have ressie on our upcoming trip there. I know for sure we won't be eating $28 worth pp but since it's a special occassion (DD's bday) I had to do it :)

Goodness, what a lucky goose! Another trip in a couple weeks!
We'll be there at the same time...! Here's to not so crowded parks!

EKW
04-23-2010, 07:51 PM
Wow! You're living your life right! I can't imagine being able to visit Disney every year...let alone have two or three visits in one year. I'm loving your report...if I can't be there, I can dream about it!

Dis_Yoda
04-26-2010, 09:46 AM
Yum!
The dessert party looks really good. Thanks for the pics and review. We have ressie on our upcoming trip there. I know for sure we won't be eating $28 worth pp but since it's a special occassion (DD's bday) I had to do it :)

Goodness, what a lucky goose! Another trip in a couple weeks!
We'll be there at the same time...! Here's to not so crowded parks!

That will be a nice birthday present for your daughter! I can see it for special reasons :)

I'm hoping it won't be too crowded either. The crowd calender on touring plans has it rather low so hopefully it won't be too bad.

Wow! You're living your life right! I can't imagine being able to visit Disney every year...let alone have two or three visits in one year. I'm loving your report...if I can't be there, I can dream about it!
I'm very lucky we live in driving distance to allow me to visit so often. If we were flying I know it wouldn't be as much of an option.

My job might be changing some over the next month so taking all the relaxation I can get before I go insane again is well needed :)