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Linda67
04-08-2010, 08:23 AM
**DINING REPORT NOW COMPLETED**

**Please note - links for each review can be found in post #2**

Hello everyone :wave:

So I decided to take the plunge and share with you my dining reviews from our March 2010 trip to the World

Please note - links for each review can be found in post #2

Whilst researching for this trip, I stumbled across the DIS Boards and soon I was completely hooked :surfweb:

The wonderful Dining Reviews really helped me to plan and were so enjoyable to read :worship: I thought it was only fair to try and repay by posting my own reports

Be gentle with me I am a total newbie and have lots of very hard acts to follow :flower3:

So who are we?

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Me: Linda, 42 and a plan-a-holic :wave2:

DH: Philip, 43 and more than happy to let me do all the planning, throw a few socks in a case the day before our vacation, then sit on the plane and say ‘where are we going again?’ :rotfl:

Food wise, DH is a true carnivore and loves nothing more that chowing down on steak, ribs and the like. He thinks that vegetables take up valuable meat space on the plate :rotfl2:

DH doesn’t like the taste of alcohol and would always prefer to have a Coke or a nice cup of tea :eek: (so English !!)
I on the other hand don’t eat meat but love all fish and seafood. I will often order the vegetarian options if they sound interesting. As for the demon drink ………… ooh yes please :rotfl:

So with this in mind you are sure to see a variety of dishes and drinks

When we last went the WDW we had one ADR :scared1: It was at Teppan Edo and we loved it. We generally prefer to eat whatever and whenever we feel like but for this trip there were so many places that I wanted to try ADRs seemed sensible.

I chose each one for a specific reason, here’s the full line up

Tokyo Dining ………. We both love sushi and Japan is our favourite pavilion in Epcot. We timed our ADR for just before Illuminations in the hope that we could bag a table window as we thought it would be an interesting new perspective on a show that we have seen many times before

Boma ………….. We wanted to choose one buffet meal and the menus looked really good to me. I wasn’t entirely sure if DH would enjoy this one as much as me so maybe this ADR was a little bit selfish !! We both really wanted to check out the AK lodge as we thought we might stay here next year

Mama Melrose’s Fantasmic! Dinner Package …………. Out of the three options for this package we preferred the menu here. I was worried about how busy the show would be so we thought this would help us get a spot in the theatre

Donald’s Safari Breakfast – Tusker House ………….. I really wanted to try a character meal and this one looked the most appealing. I was a little worried that two adults without children might not really enjoy this but hey, you never know unless you try :confused3

Kona Café ………… Two reasons for this one, really wanted to check out the Poly and we wanted to catch Wishes from the beach

California Grill …………… The reviews on the DIS are great and the menu looked wonderful. Also thought it would be another interesting perspective of Wishes

As well as the ADRs mentioned above we ate (and drank) at many other WDW locations so I’ll try to be as complete as possible

We stayed off property so we ate at lots of other places, not sure if these would be of any interest :confused3 but I may throw in a couple of the good ones if that is cool with everyone?

Congratulations on reading this far, as a special bonus prize here is a photo of the best looking drink in the world

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Hope you enjoy reading popcorn::

Linda67
04-08-2010, 08:26 AM
I'll use this post to add links to each review for you

Day One, Off to Epcot - including Electric Umbrella

Epcot - Drinks in Italy

The Wonderful Wunderbar

Tokyo Dining, Sushi With A View

Expedition Blueberry Muffin

Karibuni (Welcome) to Boma

Magic Kingdom - Fixin' Bar Fun

A Quick Trip To Celebration

Hollywood Studios Part One

Mama Mia It's Mama Melrose's

Mini Golf & Snacks

Mmmm ..Cheesecake Factory

Earl Of Sandwich

A Sugar Rush At Goofy's Candy Company

Universal Studios

Charlie's Steakhouse

A Segway Ride To Roaring Forks

Wolfgang Puck's Express

Sugar Island

Aloha From Kona

Tangierine Cafe

Beaches & Cream

Donald's Safari Breakfast

Tony Roma's

Columbia Harbour House & Cosmic Ray's

Call That A Cookie? ....This Is A Cookie !!

California Grill

Earl Of Sandwich & Ghirardelli

Election Day Special - The Final Verdict

2Tiggies
04-08-2010, 08:45 AM
Hi Linda

You already have one fan ..... ME! ;) Can't wait to get tucked into you review. :yay:

Nanajo1
04-08-2010, 09:00 AM
I'm on board. Let the reviews begin!

Linda67
04-08-2010, 09:01 AM
Hi Linda

You already have one fan ..... ME! ;) Can't wait to get tucked into you review. :yay:
:cheer2: hello and welcome :cheer2:
I am so happy that someone is joining in :yay:

Linda67
04-08-2010, 09:03 AM
I'm on board. Let the reviews begin!

:cheer2: nice to meet you :cheer2:
Hope you enjoy reading

scanne
04-08-2010, 09:05 AM
Looking forward to your reviews!

saffron1000
04-08-2010, 09:07 AM
Love all things food. Can't wait to see all of your pictures!!!!!

laracroft
04-08-2010, 09:09 AM
I can't wait to read your reviews and I LOVE pics! You and hubby are a very cute couple!

Linda67
04-08-2010, 10:24 AM
Day One – Off To Epcot

After our flight from England we were pretty tired so we ended up unpacking and eating at a small seafood restaurant near the hotel

The food was OK, nothing special but to be honest we were just trying to stay awake until a reasonable hour. I didn’t take any photos but you aren’t missing anything

We woke early on Saturday morning and were both very excited about our day at Epcot :banana:

DH is really not a breakfast person so I would normally just start the day with a coffee from the hotel and a quick snack

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DH stole one of the cookies :eek:

The main focus of today was to look around the Flower And Garden Festival Exhibits and then hit world showcase.

We knew that we would be heading back to Epcot again to tour Future World and the main attractions so this was going to be a leisurely start to our vacation

I know this is a food review but I just had to add a couple of pics from the Festival as the park just looked beautiful

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So when did the eating begin I hear you cry !!

Well in my opinion there is only one possible start to a Disney vacation .......

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What is it about these things !! What do they put in them !!!
We found a nice spot in the sun and enjoyed every single choc-tastic bite :cloud9:

An hour or so later DH started to get hungry just as we were walking past the Electric Umbrella in Future World. It probably wouldn’t have been my first choice but I knew that our ADR at Tokyo Dining would be the main event later that evening

DH ordered a bacon double cheeseburger with fries and a coke

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He enjoyed it but did comment that it wasn’t very hot and that the bun kept falling apart ………… mmmm where have I heard that comment before :rotfl2:

I went for the Greek Salad and a bottle of water

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This was very fresh and well prepared but the serving of feta cheese was really small so it did end up feeling a bit like just eating a big bowl of lettuce :rolleyes:

So our verdict on the Electric Umbrella

popcorn:: popcorn::popcorn:: out of popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::……….. It was OK but nothing remarkable. It served to keep us going until our dinner through

Coming up next World Showcase drinks :cool1:

Linda67
04-08-2010, 10:40 AM
Looking forward to your reviews!

:cheer2: hello and welcome :cheer2:

Love all things food. Can't wait to see all of your pictures!!!!!

:cheer2: hello, hope you enjoy it :cheer2:

I can't wait to read your reviews and I LOVE pics! You and hubby are a very cute couple!

:cheer2: Hey thanks, that's made my day :cheer2:

goofieslonglostsis
04-08-2010, 10:48 AM
I'm in! ;-)

Linda, are you sure you're 42? :upsidedow;) No way you look that age, lady! :laughing: (actually, you look a lot like a friend of mine).

cherjp
04-08-2010, 11:09 AM
excellent start to your first review:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

not brave enough myself but this is looking good!

pinkxray
04-08-2010, 11:12 AM
I can't believe you are 42 either. I was scrolling down thinking "Oh look, someone my age,(27) from England." I guess I was a little off.

Great reviews so far. We will be trying a few of the same places in May and can't wait to hear what you thought of them, especially Mama Melrose and Tuskerhouse.

WDisneyMom
04-08-2010, 11:14 AM
Yay! So excited for a new dining review! off to go read...btw, I think you meant you are 24 not 42! you look great!

wilma-bride
04-08-2010, 11:15 AM
I'm on board, Linda, and looking forward to more. FWIW, I don't think you look 42 either. Share your secret please ;) And then more food reviews :thumbsup2

goofieslonglostsis
04-08-2010, 11:16 AM
Share your secret please ;)

Hopefully it'll be going back to being a kid at WDW a lot. :rotfl2::worship:

prttynpnk
04-08-2010, 11:28 AM
More Linda, more! Great pictures.

mandibc11
04-08-2010, 11:28 AM
I'm joining in and am glad to be on here from the beginning! You have alot of comments already - looks like it's going to be a popular thread! Can't wait :)

catsaneda
04-08-2010, 11:30 AM
Linda -- Count me on board as well -- at least for the next 3 days. Then we leave ourselves for 10 days. :cool1: :cool1:

dixonsontour
04-08-2010, 11:41 AM
Watching with interest aswell - I always look out for the Uk reviewers.

P.S I also did a double take when you said you were 42!

christinasmum
04-08-2010, 11:50 AM
Really enjoying it so far - I cannot believe you are 42, if that's what lots of helpings of pixie dust and the demon drink do to you them I know my new anti-aging routine!

dizneeat
04-08-2010, 11:53 AM
I am definitely in!

What a nice surprise to come home after a long workday and find a new dining review started! :thumbsup2

jockey
04-08-2010, 11:56 AM
Great start can't wait for more!

dvc at last !
04-08-2010, 11:57 AM
I am looking forward to this report...

:cool1:

Linda67
04-08-2010, 12:43 PM
I'm in! ;-)

:cheer2: Welome :cheer2:

Linda, are you sure you're 42? :upsidedow;) No way you look that age, lady! :laughing: (actually, you look a lot like a friend of mine).

:cool1: Thanks you have made an old girl very happy

excellent start to your first review:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

not brave enough myself but this is looking good!

I took a while to pluck up courage to do this but you are all so nice :thumbsup2

I can't believe you are 42 either. I was scrolling down thinking "Oh look, someone my age,(27) from England." I guess I was a little off.

Great reviews so far. We will be trying a few of the same places in May and can't wait to hear what you thought of them, especially Mama Melrose and Tuskerhouse.

Hope you enjoy them :cheer2:

Yay! So excited for a new dining review! off to go read...btw, I think you meant you are 24 not 42! you look great!

Loving this - I am going to start telling people I am in my 20s :rotfl2:

I'm on board, Linda, and looking forward to more. FWIW, I don't think you look 42 either. Share your secret please ;) And then more food reviews :thumbsup2

Yay - I love your reviews :worship:

More Linda, more! Great pictures.

Thanks - I took loads of pictures :goodvibes

I'm joining in and am glad to be on here from the beginning! You have alot of comments already - looks like it's going to be a popular thread! Can't wait :)

Thanks - I didn't think anyone would join in :cool1:

Linda -- Count me on board as well -- at least for the next 3 days. Then we leave ourselves for 10 days. :cool1: :cool1:

Have a magical trip :wizard:

Watching with interest aswell - I always look out for the Uk reviewers.P.S I also did a double take when you said you were 42!

Thanks you are all making me feel very welcome :grouphug:



Really enjoying it so far - I cannot believe you are 42, if that's what lots of helpings of pixie dust and the demon drink do to you them I know my new anti-aging routine!

I think Lapu Lapu's must have an anti ageing effect :rotfl2:

Linda67
04-08-2010, 12:46 PM
I am looking forward to this report...

:cool1:

Hello from England :cheer2:

Great start can't wait for more!

Thanks for joining in :thumbsup2

I am definitely in!

What a nice surprise to come home after a long workday and find a new dining review started! :thumbsup2

I love your reviews :worship: I am so pleased you are reading mine

jennylyn_b
04-08-2010, 12:56 PM
I'm in! Can't wait to read your reviews and see those yummy pics! :)

letthewookiewin
04-08-2010, 01:45 PM
I'm in! ;-)

Linda, are you sure you're 42? :upsidedow;) No way you look that age, lady! :laughing: (actually, you look a lot like a friend of mine).

That's what I was thinking as well. 42 isn't old by any means, but the OP looks so much younger than that.

I can't wait to read more of your review and would like to read your reviews of the off-property restaurants as well.

mossyflossy
04-08-2010, 01:57 PM
I'm in Linda, fab start, and there's no way you're 42!

MrsB1228
04-08-2010, 02:50 PM
Just read your intro and am so on board! Love your sense of humour and it sounds like your hubby and mine share the same thought process in regard to dining and vacation planning. LOL! I'm definitely interested in hearing your thoughts on some of the offsite restaurants so please feel free to post! Looking forward to your reviews!

tinkgurl
04-08-2010, 02:55 PM
Hi! When in March were you there? We were there the 14-19.

darthtatty
04-08-2010, 03:35 PM
hey Linda, great start cant wait to read more. :goodvibes

Cat0727
04-08-2010, 03:41 PM
Hi Linda, hopping on board! :) Looking forward to reading more of your food reviews!

weswife
04-08-2010, 04:41 PM
Great review!!!!! Love the pics.! I want one of the pineapple drinks!!!! I like how you rate the meal as well! We will soon be there!!!!!! My oldest DD is now on here reading away! I think I have created a mini me!!:scared1:

You look great by the way! I will be 40 on the 27!!!!:)

Yankeemouse
04-08-2010, 04:54 PM
hi Linda, enjoying your report, there is something I find so fascinating about English people's points of view when they vacation here! I love to drink the yummy frozen cocktails around World Showcase, especially the Grey Goose slushie from France and the regular lime margarita's from Mexico....I have been known to get over there at 11:00 when they open and get me one, :thumbsup2 but don't tell anyone, ok?

KarBear
04-08-2010, 05:20 PM
Joining on and can't wait for more!

TigerKat
04-08-2010, 05:22 PM
Great start, sign me up!:thumbsup2

SnwflkCts
04-08-2010, 06:12 PM
Count me in! I am loving your humor. "Demon Drink" indeed!!!! BRING IT ON. Yes, I recognize the famous pineapple drink from the Poly -- my fav place to stay!! And just LOVE Wishes from the beach!

Electric Umbrella was the first place the DH and I ever at in WDW!!!!!!!!!! We liked it -- we ate there THREE TIMES! :scared1: Of course we also ate at many fabulous table service restaurants too ... but I just think it was funny -- that was our first trip -- I think we just knew where to find it since we spent our time lost and wandering around! :laughing: Anyway ... enough of me -- bring on more food porn!!!!!!!!!! :thumbsup2

TigerKat
04-08-2010, 06:27 PM
Oops, forgot to add I'm all about the Demon Drinks too!:laughing:

katiebelle21
04-08-2010, 08:04 PM
Hi Linda, your pictures are great! I am looking forward to more reviews.

oybolshoi
04-08-2010, 09:18 PM
Hi Linda ... thought I'd let you know I'm reading too ... bring on the demon drinks!!! :rotfl2:

goldielocksraj
04-08-2010, 09:18 PM
Yummy yummy yummy! Thanks for the first review, and the many more to come!

But now I want a Lapu Lapu, and I've never tried one before!!!! :scared1: I am trying to convince my BFF that we want to go to WDW for one night for her birthday next month, and I know that as soon as I tell her about this, we'll be at the Poly bar as soon as it opens!! :drinking1

And what a cute picture of you and your hubby! I have to say, looking at it and reading your "age" (which I still don't believe), I'm not nervous about 30 anymore!!!

Joshua_me
04-09-2010, 12:13 AM
Great reviews so far !

Plus, I have to chime in with the others... I can't *believe* that you are both in your 40's ! You're both so slender ! It's easy to tell you weren't raised on an American diet ! :rotfl:

Linda67
04-09-2010, 02:31 AM
I'm in! Can't wait to read your reviews and see those yummy pics! :)

:cheer2: Hello and Welcome :cheer2:

That's what I was thinking as well. 42 isn't old by any means, but the OP looks so much younger than that
I can't wait to read more of your review and would like to read your reviews of the off-property restaurants as well.

Thanks, seems people are interested in some on the off property restaurants so I will post a few reviews :thumbsup2

I'm in Linda, fab start, and there's no way you're 42!

:banana: Thanks soooo much

Just read your intro and am so on board! Love your sense of humour and it sounds like your hubby and mine share the same thought process in regard to dining and vacation planning. LOL! I'm definitely interested in hearing your thoughts on some of the offsite restaurants so please feel free to post! Looking forward to your reviews!

:cheer2: Thanks for joining in. I will certainly post a few off property reviews

Hi! When in March were you there? We were there the 14-19.

We arrived on the 19th, hope you had a wonderful trip :goodvibes

hey Linda, great start cant wait to read more. :goodvibes

:cheer2: Hello from sunny England :cheer2:

Hi Linda, hopping on board! :) Looking forward to reading more of your food reviews!

Welcome on board :sail:

Great review!!!!! Love the pics.! I want one of the pineapple drinks!!!! I like how you rate the meal as well! We will soon be there!!!!!! My oldest DD is now on here reading away! I think I have created a mini me!!:scared1:

You look great by the way! I will be 40 on the 27!!!!:)

:cool1: Thanks very much and say Hi to your DD :wave2:

hi Linda, enjoying your report, there is something I find so fascinating about English people's points of view when they vacation here! I love to drink the yummy frozen cocktails around World Showcase, especially the Grey Goose slushie from France and the regular lime margarita's from Mexico....I have been known to get over there at 11:00 when they open and get me one, :thumbsup2 but don't tell anyone, ok?

It's our little secret ;)

Joining on and can't wait for more!

Hello and welcome :banana:

Great start, sign me up!:thumbsup2

:cheer2: Thanks for joining in, I hope you enjoy :cheer2:

mamaboogie
04-09-2010, 02:35 AM
Great start Linda!:thumbsup2

Can't wait to read the rest of your reviews! So, is the secret of eternal youth a Lapu Lapu - (*Shari hurries off to make a note to try one in August).

Linda67
04-09-2010, 02:46 AM
Count me in! I am loving your humor. "Demon Drink" indeed!!!! BRING IT ON. Yes, I recognize the famous pineapple drink from the Poly -- my fav place to stay!! And just LOVE Wishes from the beach!

:rotfl: I laughed our loud when the bartender set it on the bar

[QUOTE=TigerKat;36175804]Oops, forgot to add I'm all about the Demon Drinks too!:laughing:

party:

Hi Linda, your pictures are great! I am looking forward to more reviews.

:cheer2: Great to have you joining in :cheer2:

Hi Linda ... thought I'd let you know I'm reading too ... bring on the demon drinks!!! :rotfl2:

Just LOVE your reviews :worship:


But now I want a Lapu Lapu, and I've never tried one before!!!! :scared1: I am trying to convince my BFF that we want to go to WDW for one night for her birthday next month, and I know that as soon as I tell her about this, we'll be at the Poly bar as soon as it opens!! :drinking1

And what a cute picture of you and your hubby! I have to say, looking at it and reading your "age" (which I still don't believe), I'm not nervous about 30 anymore!!!

You have to try a Lapu Lapu, tell your BFF that it is the 'Official Birthday Drink' :cool1:

Great reviews so far !

Plus, I have to chime in with the others... I can't *believe* that you are both in your 40's ! You're both so slender ! It's easy to tell you weren't raised on an American diet ! :rotfl:

I've told DH that there is now no point in trading me in for a younger model :rotfl2:

franandaj
04-09-2010, 02:52 AM
I read that you were in you were in your 40's but wouldn't have even believed it from your pictures. I agree with the PP, you obviously haven't had an American diet!

Joining in! Now I'm following an Aussie and someone from the UK, so interesting to get the international perspective! Love it!

Linda67
04-09-2010, 03:25 AM
[QUOTE=mamaboogie;36180346]Great start Linda!:thumbsup2

Can't wait to read the rest of your reviews! So, is the secret of eternal youth a Lapu Lapu - (*Shari hurries off to make a note to try one in August).[/QUOTE

It's the Disney magic ingredient :cool1:

Linda67
04-09-2010, 03:27 AM
I read that you were in you were in your 40's but wouldn't have even believed it from your pictures. I agree with the PP, you obviously haven't had an American diet!

Joining in! Now I'm following an Aussie and someone from the UK, so interesting to get the international perspective! Love it!

:cheer2: Hello and welcome, I certainly had an American diet whilst on vacation :thumbsup2

Linda67
04-09-2010, 03:51 AM
After signing up for a Kim Possible Mission at Innoventions we headed over to World Showcase

We slowly worked our way round the world until we ended up in China for our Mission :cool2: This was really good fun and I would definitely recommend it

It was a very hot day and by the time we made it to Italy it was time for some liquid refreshment

Mmmmm, let me think, Italy ……….. what would be good ??

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Rosa Regale ‘sweet sparkling red wine’ from the Tutto Italia Kiosk

As we say in England ‘Cheers !!’

This was delicious

popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:: out of popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::

DH had a Coke :eek: I wonder about his sanity sometimes

We sat on a bench near the fountain and watched family after family step forward to have their photographs taken. I ended up volunteering to take lots of the photos so that everyone could be in the picture. I think I need to get myself a Photopass uniform !!

So we continued our whistle stop tour of the World, enjoying much of the live entertainment on the way

Oddly we ended up back in Italy with an hour or so to go before our ADR at Tokyo Dining ………………… I wonder why we ended up back here :rolleyes1

The temptation to have another Rosa Regale was strong but I composed myself and decided to try something else ……….. and I’m glad I did :cloud9:

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Bellini ‘peach puree and Prosecco’

DH had a bottle of water :rolleyes:

Again we sat and watched the world go by whilst trying to see how many words in Italian we knew (answer …… not many that didn’t involve Pizza)

As the last drips of Bellini were drained from the glass our stomachs started to shout ‘It’s nearly ADR time’ so off we went

Next up …………. Tokyo Dining ……. Sushi with a view :)

Linda67
04-09-2010, 04:36 AM
I forgot to mention that whilst stolling around Canada, DH decided he needed a quick sweet treat :)

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I've never seen one of these before so perhaps one of our Canadian friends can share more info but it put a smile on his face and disappeared really quickly :wizard:

mamaboogie
04-09-2010, 06:10 AM
Can't wait to read about Tokyo Dining! I need some sushi instruction!

vettegirl
04-09-2010, 07:14 AM
Oh my goodness that last drink you posted in Italy looks so good. I am adding to my list to try next month.

Linda67
04-09-2010, 08:30 AM
Can't wait to read about Tokyo Dining! I need some sushi instruction!

Hoping to post it soon ......... having to do some proper work at the moment though :scared1:

Oh my goodness that last drink you posted in Italy looks so good. I am adding to my list to try next month.

You must, you'll love it :yay: have a wonderful trip

Symans3honeybees
04-09-2010, 08:59 AM
Love your review!! :thumbsup2

gilsan
04-09-2010, 09:07 AM
I forgot to mention that whilst stolling around Canada, DH decided he needed a quick sweet treat :)

http://i866.photobucket.com/albums/ab227/Linda67_photo/IMG_1427-1.jpg

I've never seen one of these before so perhaps one of our Canadian friends can share more info but it put a smile on his face and disappeared really quickly :wizard:


Mmmmm, Wunderbars are a peanutbutter rice crispy centre surrounded by caramel and coated in chocolate. It is my favourite chocolate bar.

GettinReadyforDisney
04-09-2010, 09:16 AM
I forgot to mention that whilst stolling around Canada, DH decided he needed a quick sweet treat :)

http://i866.photobucket.com/albums/ab227/Linda67_photo/IMG_1427-1.jpg

I've never seen one of these before so perhaps one of our Canadian friends can share more info but it put a smile on his face and disappeared really quickly :wizard:

During the Winter Olympics, the Today Show (the National tv outlet that carried the Olympics for us here in the U.S.), talked about Wunderbars quite frequently . . . I believe it was a favorite Canadian find for many of them!! :flower3:

I never even thought about trying one in Canada at Epcot!!! Can't wait!! :yay:

BTW -- enjoying your reviews!!

MA pigletfan
04-09-2010, 09:24 AM
Just piping in to say "hello" and i am thoroughly enjoying so far..:)

Linda67
04-09-2010, 09:37 AM
So where were we? ……… ahh yes I was sipping a Bellini in Italy and now, without the need for standing in the slowest line in the world at Orlando International Airport Immigration, it was off to Japan !!

This really is one of my favourite spots in World Showcase, I think the gardens look beautiful and the Japanese CMs are so helpful and friendly

There were a couple of reasons for choosing Tokyo Dining for our dinner this evening. Firstly, I love sushi and secondly I was hoping to bag a table near the windows so that we could watch Illuminations from there

When we last visited WDW in 2007 for my 40th Birthday we had lunch at Teppan Edo and really enjoyed it. I proudly wore my birthday pin and everyone made a real fuss of me. I remember the food being really good and whilst it was tempting to head there again we wanted to try somewhere different and the fireworks viewing at TD made it seem even more attractive for a dinner ADR

We checked in about 10 mins before our ADR time and I asked if there was any chance of sitting near the windows. They said that they would see what they could do. There are two dining areas at TD, one of which offers a great view of the sushi bar and is a great way of seeing the sushi chefs at work (a great lunch spot) and the other is at the front of the pavilion and looks out over the lagoon

We wandered around a little outside and right on the time of our ADR our buzzer lit up.

Our server seated us at a really good four top with a superb view of the lagoon so I knew we would get to see the fireworks really clearly. I think if you have never seen Illuminations it’s great to stand outside amongst the crowds and soak up the atmosphere but once you have seem something many times it’s interesting to see it from a different perspective

Anyway, onto the important stuff ……………. ‘what would you like to drink?’

Ooh, how about this …………….

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Now this is where I hang my head in shame, I didn’t note down what was actually in it. I tried to remember to take pictures of everything but I didn’t take a note book out with me :eek: what I can tell you is that it was DELICIOUS. I seem to remember it had white rum and pineapple in it.

I think it has already been established that I enjoy a little drink from time to time but this generally consists of a cold beer on a hot sunny day (that happens about once a year in England !!) and a nice glass of wine or champagne with dinner. One area of adult liquid refreshment I have no knowledge of is cocktails (you tend not to walk into the Queens Head in London and ask for a Mount Fuji !!) But sipping this green glass of loveliness changed all that. From now on I am ordering cocktails at every opportunity!! (My DH looks scared at this point)

Sorry ………… you want to hear about food right?

Here goes:

DH’s appetiser – the mixed Tempura

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He loved this and said that the tempura batter was really light and crisp

I ordered the Edamame

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I eat these a lot at home and really enjoy them, DH thought I was mad ordering ‘a plate of vegetables’ ………… this coming from a man who ordered a glass of coke instead of a Mount Fuji :rotfl2:

Our server bought us hot towels to freshen up with and then our entrees arrived

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We both ended up ordering the same thing. The menu mentioned Conch as part of the platter but the server informed us that they were out and that they were using Eel instead, great news for us as we both love Eel and this actually ended up being our favourite piece. The sushi was fresh and just the right temperature (I hate it when sushi is served too cold) We both really enjoyed our dinner and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it

Just as we were finishing eating the lights dimmed and Illuminations started. The music was piped into the restaurant which was a really nice and unexpected touch

Neither of us felt like desert so we decided to call it a day

popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:: out of popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::

What a perfect end to our first full day, we headed back to our hotel with huge smiles on our faces ………..

Coming up next ……. Off to Animal Kingdom

Linda67
04-09-2010, 09:48 AM
Just piping in to say "hello" and i am thoroughly enjoying so far..:)

:cheer2: thanks and welcome :cheer2:

During the Winter Olympics, the Today Show (the National tv outlet that carried the Olympics for us here in the U.S.), talked about Wunderbars quite frequently . . .


It's a famous chocolate bar :yay:

Mmmmm, Wunderbars are a peanutbutter rice crispy centre surrounded by caramel and coated in chocolate. It is my favourite chocolate bar.

Thanks for the info, I didn't actually taste it but DH loved it :thumbsup2

Love your review!! :thumbsup2

Thanks - everyone is being very kind :flower3:

mickeystoontown
04-09-2010, 09:55 AM
I'm a newbie to your report but am now all caught up. I agree with everyone else.....you don't look your age! You lucky duck you!

Looking forward to reading (and seeing) more!

Flossbolna
04-09-2010, 10:24 AM
Great report, I am looking forward to AK!! :goodvibes

Symans3honeybees
04-09-2010, 10:30 AM
I can't believe it at all that you and your honey are over 40. WOW!!! you look wonderfully young :love:

TigerKat
04-09-2010, 10:48 AM
I agree, y'all look so young!! You really need to try Rosa Regale with chocolate....amazing!:love:

jockey
04-09-2010, 11:40 AM
Great report the Sushi looked great:)

Cat0727
04-09-2010, 12:39 PM
Your drinks look sooo good! I didn't even know they had a drink stand in Italy. I must have walked right past it my past few visits, darn it! :laughing:

BriarRosie
04-09-2010, 12:53 PM
You guys are too adorable. Yeah, you look young. You've heard it before. I'm enjoying the food porn and commentarty so far. I already knew I'd like you when you posted the Lapu Lapu right away.

I like that you found some really great adult beverages right away. :thumbsup2 And I appreciate sushi and edamame. :cloud9:

If you post about La Cava del Tequila, I think I'll have to consider you a new friend. :laughing:

2Tiggies
04-09-2010, 01:17 PM
Ooooh, those drinks look scrummy! Then I read further and found the pics of the sushi - Mmmmmmmmm! :worship:

lakelandcallsme
04-09-2010, 02:26 PM
excellent so far!

Linda67
04-09-2010, 02:52 PM
I'm a newbie to your report but am now all caught up. I agree with everyone else.....you don't look your age! You lucky duck you!

Looking forward to reading (and seeing) more!

Thanks so much, everyone is being really nice :grouphug:

Great report, I am looking forward to AK!! :goodvibes

Thanks very much :thumbsup2

I can't believe it at all that you and your honey are over 40. WOW!!! you look wonderfully young :love:

This is seriously going to my head, I am going to have to post my birth certificate :laughing:

I agree, y'all look so young!! You really need to try Rosa Regale with chocolate....amazing!:love:

Ooh now that sounds good :cloud9:

Great report the Sushi looked great:)

It was really good and a wonderful evening

Your drinks look sooo good! I didn't even know they had a drink stand in Italy. I must have walked right past it my past few visits, darn it! :laughing:

You now have a great excuse to visit Italy real soon :banana:

You guys are too adorable. Yeah, you look young. You've heard it before. I'm enjoying the food porn and commentarty so far. I already knew I'd like you when you posted the Lapu Lapu right away.

I like that you found some really great adult beverages right away. :thumbsup2 And I appreciate sushi and edamame. :cloud9:

If you post about La Cava del Tequila, I think I'll have to consider you a new friend. :laughing:

I didn't get to La Cava Del Tequila :eek: It is 100% set for my next trip though so hope we can be friends anyway :laughing:

Ooooh, those drinks look scrummy! Then I read further and found the pics of the sushi - Mmmmmmmmm! :worship:

I had sushi for lunch at work today after posting this report :)

excellent so far!

Thanks, I am so pleased that people are reading :thumbsup2

dizneeat
04-09-2010, 03:07 PM
Yummyyyyyyyyyyyy sushi!

Just caught up ...... I LOVE your style of telling "a story"! :cloud9:
We are doing Tokyo Dining this summer ...... can't wait, this looks so good! Drinks look good too ;), apart from the Rosa Regale - I HATE that stuff! Sorry!

:goodvibes More please! popcorn::

mandibc11
04-09-2010, 03:43 PM
Do you happen to remember the name of your entree at Tokyo Dining? I'll be going in a little over a month and that looked great!

podsnel
04-09-2010, 03:49 PM
Yummmm...sushi!! I'll be having some at Tokyo Dining in just 3 weeks from today! :banana: Thanks for the review- looking forward to more-

Linda67
04-09-2010, 04:07 PM
Do you happen to remember the name of your entree at Tokyo Dining? I'll be going in a little over a month and that looked great!

It was listed on a seperate sushi menu and I have just checked my receipt and it says 'Sushi Deluxe Platter' it was $23.95. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did

Linda67
04-09-2010, 04:10 PM
Yummyyyyyyyyyyyy sushi!

Just caught up ...... I LOVE your style of telling "a story"! :cloud9:
We are doing Tokyo Dining this summer ...... can't wait, this looks so good! Drinks look good too ;), apart from the Rosa Regale - I HATE that stuff! Sorry!

:goodvibes More please! popcorn::

Thanks so much Karin, I have loved reading all of your reviews :goodvibes

Linda67
04-09-2010, 04:13 PM
Yummmm...sushi!! I'll be having some at Tokyo Dining in just 3 weeks from today! :banana: Thanks for the review- looking forward to more-

You will have a wonderful time there :cool1:

BriarRosie
04-09-2010, 04:30 PM
I didn't get to La Cava Del Tequila :eek: It is 100% set for my next trip though so hope we can be friends anyway :laughing:


Once you visit La Cava del Tequila (aka "The Ditch" around these parts), I'll bump your status to Sister from Another Mister. ;)

Linda67
04-09-2010, 04:48 PM
Once you visit La Cava del Tequila (aka "The Ditch" around these parts), I'll bump your status to Sister from Another Mister. ;)

Only just over a year to go :eek:

scanne
04-09-2010, 06:10 PM
The peach bellini in Italy looks heavenly and is now on my "must drink" list (which was recently started after reading so many dining reviews!).

The dinner at Tokyo Dining looks really good and I love the idea of watching Illuminations from there, so..........I'm off to check out the menu on All Ears and to then rearrange my itinerary to see if I can make it work.

Thanks for the great reviews so far! I'm enjoying them very much!

DisneyDancin7
04-09-2010, 06:58 PM
Great reviews! I'm so in popcorn::

LuccaDrake
04-09-2010, 07:42 PM
Subbing! Great pics! I love bellini's and am happy to know where I can get one at the World! :yay:

~Beka~

jeminni
04-09-2010, 07:43 PM
Great reviews. Now I really want some sushi though. :goodvibes

Linda67
04-10-2010, 12:40 AM
The peach bellini in Italy looks heavenly and is now on my "must drink" list (which was recently started after reading so many dining reviews!).

The dinner at Tokyo Dining looks really good and I love the idea of watching Illuminations from there, so..........I'm off to check out the menu on All Ears and to then rearrange my itinerary to see if I can make it work.

Thanks for the great reviews so far! I'm enjoying them very much!

:goodvibes Thanks, I am sure you will enjoy TD

Great reviews! I'm so in popcorn::

:cheer2: hello and welcome :cheer2:

Subbing! Great pics! I love bellini's and am happy to know where I can get one at the World! :yay:

~Beka~

:wave2: hello, great to have you reading

Great reviews. Now I really want some sushi though. :goodvibes

That's why I had sushi for lunch yesterday. It's not as much fun eating it at my desk instead of TD though :sad2:

Cookie Princess
04-10-2010, 06:37 AM
OOOHHHH...I never thought of watching Iluminations from Tokyo Dining.

Linda67
04-10-2010, 11:11 AM
OOOHHHH...I never thought of watching Iluminations from Tokyo Dining.

It's a great location to view them from. I wasn't expecting them to dim the lights and play the music so that was an added bonus :cool1:

vinotinto
04-10-2010, 01:17 PM
Signing in! :thumbsup2 I'm very interested in the restaurants you chose. Thanks for the Tokyo Dining pics and reviews. I've been debating whether to go here for lunch on our next trip.

Linda67
04-10-2010, 02:17 PM
:wave2: Hello everyone, thanks so much for all of the lovely comments. The sun has been shining in England today :banana:

Our plan for day two of our vacation was to hit Animal Kingdom for rope drop and get to the major attractions before leaving at lunch time for a round of golf.

We were heading back to AK for breakfast at Tusker House later in our vacation so we though it would create a much more relaxed day if we jumped on all the big attractions on one day and the animal exhibits on our Tusker House day

In what was to become our regular start to the day, I grabbed a coffee and a snack at the hotel which I enjoyed sitting by the pool with DH talking about the day ahead :)

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Soon we were jumping in the car and heading to ...................

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We watched the opening show are headed straight to Expedition Everest. As always it was great, so we grabbed fast passes for a second ride and continued on our adventure

After working our way through all the major attractions with no lines (including our second visit to Everest) we began to feel hungry. A quick visit to the coffee and pastries booth in Asia delivered exactly what we needed

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Blueberry Muffins

These Muffins were really good, very light and fresh. I grabbed a Chai Tea Latte to accompany it and as we were right opposite and a show was about to start, we took a seat at the flights of wonder show and began to eat popcorn::

Lucky for us non of our flying friends spotted the blueberry treats and we managed to enjoy them all to ourselves

After the show we spent some time with the Photo Pass CMs perfecting our cheesy smiles :rolleyes: and headed off for our round of golf

Not to worry, we weren't heading out of Africa just yet ........... tonight we had a real treat in store

Coming up ................ Off to Boma

Linda67
04-10-2010, 02:34 PM
Signing in! :thumbsup2 I'm very interested in the restaurants you chose. Thanks for the Tokyo Dining pics and reviews. I've been debating whether to go here for lunch on our next trip.

:cheer2: Welome, thanks for reading :cheer2:

LuccaDrake
04-10-2010, 03:08 PM
That was just a teaser!

mossyflossy
04-10-2010, 03:57 PM
You're right it's been a lovely day here in sunny England today. And what a treat to round it all off, cocktails and sushi, you are my kinda girl:thumbsup2

love the look of Tokyo Dining....never been, will reconsider it now....

where did you stay offsite out of interest?

jess20k
04-10-2010, 04:02 PM
I am loving your review! Thanks for sharing! I am another one who just loves the demon drinks... :woohoo:

Linda67
04-11-2010, 03:40 AM
You're right it's been a lovely day here in sunny England today. And what a treat to round it all off, cocktails and sushi, you are my kinda girl:thumbsup2

love the look of Tokyo Dining....never been, will reconsider it now....

where did you stay offsite out of interest?

Hello there :) We stayed at the Radisson Resort Celebration, it was actually really nice. I had read awful reviews before we left so I was worried :eek: but it turned out to be fine

Linda67
04-11-2010, 03:48 AM
That was just a teaser!

Sorry, you go to trouble of reading and all you get is a blueberry muffin :rotfl2:
I am going to try and get Boma posted as soon as possilble :thumbsup2


I am loving your review! Thanks for sharing! I am another one who just loves the demon drinks... :woohoo:

Seems that there are a few of us on the boards :laughing:

monorail girl
04-11-2010, 09:53 AM
HI! Great reviews so far:) Can't wait for morepopcorn::

txmomto1
04-11-2010, 10:38 AM
Love your reviews! Thanks for posting.

flamom
04-11-2010, 01:11 PM
I'm really enjoying your reviews,the drinks look so good! thanks for sharing,looking forward to more!

danyella522
04-11-2010, 06:59 PM
I haven't read anything yet but I just wanted to come in and say that you and your dh are not in your 40's!!! no way! I dont believe it ;) I thought I'd be getting a point of view from someone my age (24) when I saw the picture of you two!

LuccaDrake
04-11-2010, 07:39 PM
I haven't read anything yet but I just wanted to come in and say that you and your dh are not in your 40's!!! no way! I dont believe it ;) I thought I'd be getting a point of view from someone my age (24) when I saw the picture of you two!


Ditto, although I'm 28. You guys look so young!

disney_princess_85
04-12-2010, 03:47 AM
Hi Linda! Great reviews so far, looking forward to more. :)

Linda67
04-12-2010, 05:51 AM
HI! Great reviews so far:) Can't wait for morepopcorn::

Thanks :thumbsup2

Love your reviews! Thanks for posting.

:) You are welcome

I haven't read anything yet but I just wanted to come in and say that you and your dh are not in your 40's!!! no way! I dont believe it ;) I thought I'd be getting a point of view from someone my age (24) when I saw the picture of you two!
Ditto, although I'm 28. You guys look so young!

Thanks very much :banana:

Hi Linda! Great reviews so far, looking forward to more. :)

:cheer2: Thanks for reading :cheer2:

Linda67
04-12-2010, 10:30 AM
:wave2: So last time we met I was leaving the Animal Kingdom for a round of golf. Well, just as we were leaving the park the rain started and it POURED down.
We headed over to Oak Trail anyway just in case it eased off.
While we were hanging around DH decided he was hungry so he grabbed a hot dog from the small kiosk near the pro-shop. He really enjoyed it and I am pleased to report it was a soft and fluffy white bun!!
I didn’t feel particularly hungry so I just grabbed a coffee.
The rain didn’t look like stopping any time soon so we headed back to our hotel to relax and get changed for our visit to the Animal Kingdom Lodge
We arrived at the resort early as we wanted to have a look around the hotel and check out the animals on the savannah. It’s a beautiful resort so it’s well worth spending some time looking around and as the rain had now stopped it was a lovely way to start the evening
I checked in at Boma 15 minutes before our ADR time and we took a seat on the benches next to the podium
Our buzzer started to flash pretty much exactly on our ADR time and a friendly cast member took us over to a really nice table towards the back of the restaurant next to the window.
It was a busy and bustling restaurant but where we were seated felt quite calm and secluded.
Our server arrived at the table, welcomed us, explained how the buffet worked and recommended a couple of dishes. He then asked us what we would like to drink, DH stuck to water but I had only one thing on my mind ………….. one of these babies

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Magical Star Cocktail - X-Fusion Organic Mango and Passion Fruit Liqueur, Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, Pineapple Juice

This was every bit as good as I had hoped, it was sweet and delicious (without being over sweet) and it really hit the spot :love:

Before long we went to check out the buffet. I really liked the way that there were different ‘pods’ with the various dishes on display. It meant that you didn’t have to stand in one big line at sections that didn’t interest you and was particularly good for me and DH as he could head straight to the meat sections and I could check out the vegetarian and fish options

Although I didn’t take any photos of the buffet area I was really impressed with how fresh everything looked and the staff were really keeping on top of cleaning down and replacing any empty dishes.

One of the things that has put me off buffets in the past is that I don’t like the idea (or taste) of food that has been sitting under a heat lamp for too long or hanging around for fresh supplies :eek:. Neither of these issues were a problem at Boma

We both decided that we would like to try some soup to kick off our African adventure

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Creamy Carrot & Ginger Soup

Yummy, yummy, yummy …………………. And once more to make the point yummy !!

This soup tasted wonderful, it was the perfect consistency, taste and temperature (in case you hadn’t worked it out yet I LOVED this :cloud9:) The amount of ginger was just perfect and it was beautifully creamy and smooth

When our server came to clear my empty bowl he asked me what I thought of it (I think he saw me licking the bowl :laughing:) I told him how much I had enjoyed it and he asked me to wait a few moments as he was going to get something for me ??

Soon he was back at the table with a bowl of Roasted Butternut Squash soup from ‘next door’ I’m not sure if he meant Mara or Jiko and I forgot to ask.

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

He thought I might like to try it as in his opinion it was just as good as the Carrot and Ginger (he was right !!) What a nice gesture and what a great server

We shared the soup and by the time we finished DH was more than ready to release the carnivore within !!

DHs first plate:

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Pork, Prime Rib & Fries

Yeah, I know, he got fries from the kids section :rotfl2: DH isn’t usually that descriptive about his food but he did say that the Pork was delicious and by far the nicest thing on his plate. He also enjoyed the beef. I asked if if any of the meat seemed sweet to him as I have read on the DIS that a lot of people have found this. He said it wasn’t but couldn't really put his finger on the spices used but he certainly enjoyed it

OK, onto my first plate

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This buffet was just perfect for me as there was a huge amount of things I could eat and I loved trying all the different dishes.

It's kind of hard to see exactly what was on my plate as dishes were places on top of each other (sorry I'll do better on my next trip!!)

My favourites were the Couscous Marrakesh, Spinach & Corn Porridge (yes I know it sounds weird but it really worked) the Fu Fu, the grilled salmon was wonderful and the Tamarind sauce was the perfect accompaniment, sweet without being over sweet. Somewhere hiding beneath the salmon was some Avacado and Grapefruit salad (lovely)

We were both getting fairly full but there were still a couple of salads I wanted to try and the pita breads and hummus were calling my name. Sorry didn’t get a picture of my second plate but I had some Mealie bread. Pita with black bean hummus and red pepper hummus

The breads were delicious but I though that both of the hummus dishes were a little too salty for my tastes.

DH went back for some more pork so he must have really loved this, he also got some of the salmon but he really didn’t like the sauce as he felt it overpowered the fish. He also tried some of the chicken but didn’t enjoy the seasoning and spices used and thought it was a little dry

I may have been full but there was no way I was missing the desert section!!

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Clockwise from the bottom of the plate, chocolate & ginger mousse, tropical fruit panna cotta, African cofee tart, caramel cheescake and last but not least the zebra dome

I love that these are small bite size deserts as you can get a nice selection and try different things

I loved the Zebra domes, totally delicious (I went back for more) DH wasn’t keen on them. The caramel cheesecake was fantastic and DH went to get more!!
I wasn’t too taken with the tropical fruit panna cotta but I’m not really a fan of this type of desert anyway.
The chocolate and ginger mousse was ‘nice’ nothing spectacular but I enjoyed the African coffee tart (DH didn’t try this as he doesn’t like the taste of coffee)

Obviously having two small pieces of fruit on the plate instantly makes it really healthy and cancels out any sugar and calories consumed :laughing:

Overall I would rate Boma really highly. This ADR was probably always more for my enjoyment than DHs as I knew that there would be a huge amount of vegetarian and fish dishes for me to sample but DH said he would definitely eat there again and we had a great evening

popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:: out of popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::

I would probably give it 5 out of 5 but DH would give it 4

We settled our bill and waddled out of the restaurant for the short drive back to the hotel with full bellies and happy hearts


Coming up next …………… Yay, it’s time for the Magic Kingdom!!

mamaboogie
04-12-2010, 11:12 AM
Great Boma review Linda! We ate there two years ago and really enjoyed it - something for everyone!

I love little bitesize desserts too!:lovestruc

MA pigletfan
04-12-2010, 12:17 PM
I really enjoyed that Boma review :)...I have been only once, and it was for breakfast..I would love to try dinner sometime..those soups looked great! :)

Gouden Leeuw
04-12-2010, 12:34 PM
Subbing in! Just found your thread, gotta get caught up!

TillyMarigold
04-12-2010, 01:40 PM
Do you remember what day of the week you were at Boma? We really want to eat there on the night they have salmon and I know the menu rotates.

Thank you!

Linda67
04-12-2010, 02:03 PM
Do you remember what day of the week you were at Boma? We really want to eat there on the night they have salmon and I know the menu rotates.

Thank you!

It was a Sunday evening and the salmon was fab !

monica23535
04-12-2010, 02:21 PM
It was a Sunday evening and the salmon was fab !

I love the Salmon here, it's amazing! Really enjoying your review :goodvibes

TillyMarigold
04-12-2010, 02:24 PM
It was a Sunday evening and the salmon was fab !

Darn! :lmao: Sunday is supposed to be chef's choice, so there's no guarantee there will be salmon if we go on Sunday (our reservation is currently for Sunday, but if we knew for sure that salmon is always offered on, say, Tuesday, we'd go then). But we'll hope for the best! We don't eat meat other than seafood so the salmon is more appealing to us than the beef or chicken or whatever else it is they usually have at that station.

Thank you for your answer!

Cat0727
04-12-2010, 02:44 PM
MMM great pictures! I'm getting hungry just looking at them lol. BF and I loveee Boma, and it's his favorite restaurant in Disney. The butternut squash soup is AMAZING, their soups are delicious :)

rhondag508
04-12-2010, 05:17 PM
This newbie really enjoyed your review...you and your pictures cemented our decision to try Boma in the fall. Thx!

Gouden Leeuw
04-12-2010, 07:34 PM
Caught up! Mmmmmmmmm sushi....I could eat it every day.

Great reviews so far!

Stepharia
04-12-2010, 07:56 PM
I'm not a big drinker but definitely have seen a few drinks I wanna try now when we go in December. And I'm definitely going to have to visit Canada for candy. Can't wait to see more of your reviews!!!!

butiflfeet
04-12-2010, 08:11 PM
I'm loving your reviews so far! Thanks for sharing!

BriarRosie
04-12-2010, 11:12 PM
I've been a fan of Boma for many years. Breakfast is fantastic, too!
My friend Bruce taught me the "soup trick" during my first visit there back in 2001.

I'm a soup fiend, so I wanted to try as many of the soups as possible. Bruce discovered if you took a dinner plate, you can balance three soup bowls on it and only have to make one trip back to the table! I wouldn't fill the bowls too full, and it worked great. :thumbsup2

I'm surprised the DH didn't think Boma was good for meat eaters. It sure looked like he satisfied his Inner Carnivore with his pork and beef selections!

Linda67
04-13-2010, 03:41 AM
I love the Salmon here, it's amazing! Really enjoying your review :goodvibes

:goodvibes Thanks very much


Darn! :lmao: Sunday is supposed to be chef's choice, so there's no guarantee there will be salmon if we go on Sunday (our reservation is currently for Sunday, but if we knew for sure that salmon is always offered on, say, Tuesday, we'd go then). But we'll hope for the best! We don't eat meat other than seafood so the salmon is more appealing to us than the beef or chicken or whatever else it is they usually have at that station.

Thank you for your answer!

They did have a really great seafood salad as well so even if there is no salmon you will find loads of great choices :)


MMM great pictures! I'm getting hungry just looking at them lol. BF and I loveee Boma, and it's his favorite restaurant in Disney. The butternut squash soup is AMAZING, their soups are delicious :)

:cool1: Oooh the soups stole the show


This newbie really enjoyed your review...you and your pictures cemented our decision to try Boma in the fall. Thx!

:cheer2: I am sure you will love it :cheer2:

Caught up! Mmmmmmmmm sushi....I could eat it every day.

Great reviews so far!

:woohoo: Thanks so much for reading (I didn't think anyone would !!)

I'm not a big drinker but definitely have seen a few drinks I wanna try now when we go in December. And I'm definitely going to have to visit Canada for candy. Can't wait to see more of your reviews!!!!

The drinks are so yummy you must try them :banana:


I'm loving your reviews so far! Thanks for sharing!

My pleasure :goodvibes

I've been a fan of Boma for many years. Breakfast is fantastic, too!
My friend Bruce taught me the "soup trick" during my first visit there back in 2001.

I'm a soup fiend, so I wanted to try as many of the soups as possible. Bruce discovered if you took a dinner plate, you can balance three soup bowls on it and only have to make one trip back to the table! I wouldn't fill the bowls too full, and it worked great. :thumbsup2

I'm surprised the DH didn't think Boma was good for meat eaters. It sure looked like he satisfied his Inner Carnivore with his pork and beef selections!

Balancing soup plates - I like your style :yay:

wilma-bride
04-13-2010, 06:15 AM
Great updates Linda. Can't say that Boma appeals to me as a super-fussy eater but it does look quite good.

Linda67
04-13-2010, 11:26 AM
:wave2: Hello everyone, hope you are all having a great day

So the next stop on our little adventure was the Magic Kingdom.

As usual I grabbed a coffee and a banana at the hotel and we jumped in the car :drive:

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It doesn’t matter how I often I see this I still get excited. Probably one of the (few) benefits of staying off property is that you get to see it every day !!

We arrived at the monorail station at 7.30am and were standing outside the turnstiles to MK at 8am (the park didn’t open until 9am !!). I always get to the parks really early. Lucky for me DH understands and puts up with the early morning wake up calls :laughing:

Once in the park we headed straight to Space Mountain and began our commando touring plan (it worked like a dream by the way)

DH hadn’t had anything to eat yet so when we were leaving Tomorrowland he decided that breakfast was indeed the most important meal of the day and purchased an extremely healthy and nutritious snack

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Yeah I know, sorry, he nibbled an ear before I got the camera out :laughing:

Pumped full of sugar he began to walk a little faster :hyper: and we hit all the major attractions with no lines and picked up Fast Passes for second visits until we got to the point in our plan that meant we could take our foot off the gas

When lunch time came around we were in Frontierland so decided to head over to Pecos Bills. It was fairly busy inside and CMs were directing you to a line and weren’t allowing customers to head to a table until every member of their party had their food. I have read about this on the boards before and know that it is something that Disney have started to do during busy periods. I know that there are mixed opinions of this but for me and DH it worked great as we were directed straight to a free table with our trays

DH ordered the Angus Burger with fries and a Coke and I ordered the Vegetarian Burger with Apple Slices and a bottle of water

After we had ordered and paid we headed to the counter to pick up our food and were then told that the Vegetarian burgers are cooked fresh at a separate section at the back of the restaurant by the toppings bar which although it sounds like a great idea means that you don’t pick up your food at the same time as everyone else in your party

Whilst DH was getting ketchup and mayo I stood in the very slow moving line at the vegetarian grill to pick up my order

I apologise in advance for the poor photos here, not sure what I did but they look really dark

Here’s is DHs lunch

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Deluxe 1/3-Pound Angus Cheeseburger - topped with bacon, onion rings, and barbeque sauce served with french fries or apple slices $9.09

He really enjoyed the burger but guess what? The bun fell apart again. His food was a little cold after waiting for me to get mine but he always seems to let his food cool down before eating so he said it really didn’t matter

Here is my veggie burger

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Vegetable Burger - served with fries or apple slices $6.79

Now the great thing about Pecos Bills is the toppings bar which when you are having a vegetarian burger is a great bonus. I filled it up with mushrooms, onions, salad and gherkins

I enjoyed this burger. You could certainly tell that it was grilled to order and it was very fresh and tasty. Now here is the weird thing ……… my burger came in a soft white bun (the kind that DH was dreaming of) strange huh :confused3

Last time we came to WDW in 2007 I ate many veggie burgers and I have to say that the new versions are much, much nicer. They are full of vegetables rather than just a hunk of soya protein.

Following our very nice lunch at Pecos Bill's I needed something sweet and we didn't have far to go in order for me to try my first ever Dole Whip

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Dole Whip Soft Serve Pineapple Swirl - $2.89

You will notice that there are two spoons ............................

'Hey DH what's that over there?' ................. DH spins round
'Oooh I seem to have lost the other spoon' :eek:

Boy this was delicious, no way I am sharing :rotfl2:

The crowds weren't too bad today and we re-visited some of our favourites and used our Fast Passes

We were coming back to the Magic Kingdom in a few days for some afternoon and evening touring so we decided to leave the park at around 5pm but not before stopping off at Main Street Confectionery

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‘........ It was the voices that made me do it !!!!’

Next up …………… ‘Celebrate Good Times, Come On !!'

mossyflossy
04-13-2010, 11:59 AM
I am with you on the buffet food warmers, Linda, but your salmon does look good. And yummy looking cocktail:thumbsup2

And Dole Whips, :love:

Love the "eat me" caption BTW:lmao:

dizneeat
04-13-2010, 12:06 PM
Hey, caught up again! :goodvibes

Thank you so much for the Boma review, we are NOT big buffet eaters and have Boma booked for dinner for the first time this summer (had breakfast numerous times and LOVED it! ;))
I am so glad to see so many things that look real yum yum!

And I could use one of those Mickey Bars right now! Long day at school ........ :rolleyes:

Can't wait for MORE!!!!!!!! popcorn::

BriarRosie
04-13-2010, 12:43 PM
I prefer the pineapple/vanilla swirl, because straight on pineapple is a bit much for me. (And I like fresh pineapple, go figure.) I had the biggest giggle at the Mickey apple saying "eat me". :lmao:

As for the burgers, I'm really surprised you haven't gotten the disintegrating burger bun. That's pretty standard everywhere now. I might get a veggie burger just to avoid the bad bun. But knowing my bad luck and timing, they'll have changed the buns to the disintegrating kind before my next trip. :rolleyes:

Cat0727
04-13-2010, 12:54 PM
Your veggie burger looks so good! Was there an option of getting cheese on it as well?

AshClan
04-13-2010, 01:05 PM
:thumbsup2 Great reviews! I love Boma. Glad you had a good meal there. Those soups looked fab!

Personally, I like the sound of the CMs handling the traffic control and the "saving" of tables. I have said it often (more often when stressing about poolside seating on cruises or at Stormalong Bay!)...if people just sat while they NEEDED the seats and let others do the same, there would always be plenty for everyone!;)

wilma-bride
04-13-2010, 01:19 PM
Great update Linda - can you believe I've never had a Mickey bar :sad2:

dizneeat
04-13-2010, 01:26 PM
can you believe I've never had a Mickey bar :sad2:

:scared1: :scared1: :scared1:

TillyMarigold
04-13-2010, 04:43 PM
Your veggie burger looks so good! Was there an option of getting cheese on it as well?
I haven't ordered it at Pecos Bill's, but you can definitely get the veggie burger with cheese at Restaurantosaurus, Liberty Inn, and the POFQ food court. So I would think you can get it anywhere.

I really love WDW's veggie burgers.

TigerKat
04-13-2010, 06:27 PM
Great update Linda - can you believe I've never had a Mickey bar :sad2:

I thought I was the only one!:laughing:

Linda67
04-14-2010, 08:41 AM
Following a great day in the Magic Kingdom we headed back to our hotel to shower and change and then headed down to the pool for a couple of drinks whilst we decided where to eat that evening. I had a couple of bud lights sitting by the pool and DH hit the Coke

We both just felt like staying local and getting something light so we headed into Celebration as it was just across the road :drive:

We’d never been into Celebration before but we both really liked the feel of the place :) We strolled around checking out the various shops and restaurants (there are lots to choose from) but we really only felt like a sandwich so we headed into the Market Street Café.

First impressions were really good, all the staff were super friendly and there was a great buzz about the place.

We were seated at a nice booth by the window and we ordered our drinks. DH had an orange juice and I had a glass of wine. I can’t remember what I had, I think it was a Californian Chardonnay and I remember it as being just ‘OK’

So here is what DH went for

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Turkey Club Sandwich With Homemade Coleslaw

And here is my choice

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Pita bread stuffed with our famous tuna salad and homemade coleslaw

Both looked great when they arrived but I’m sorry to report that neither dish was very tasty :sad2: Firstly both sandwiches were ICE cold. Now we obviously didn’t expect either sandwich to be warm but they both tasted as if they had been taken straight out of a fridge. The pita bread in particular was extremely cold as was the tuna inside. DH’s sandwich was lighly toasted so it seemed strange that it was soooo cold :confused3 I’m saving the worst till last though ……. ‘homemade coleslaw’ I don’t know who’s home it was made in but it just tasted ‘chemically’ yuk :eek:

Not to worry though, we still had a nice time talking about our day and our plans for tomorrow but we wouldn’t be heading back to the Market Street Café any time soon

We jumped in the car and headed back to the hotel as we had a little treat waiting for us ……………………….

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Vanilla Cupcake for DH

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Red Velvet Cupcake for me :banana:

We picked up these little lovelies at Main Street Confectionery as we left the Magic Kingdom and they were just heavenly :cloud9: The red velvet cupcake was amazing :worship: the frosting was cream cheese and the cake was wonderfully light and fresh. DH’s vanilla cupcake disappeared in record time and he proclaimed it to be ‘delicious’ What a great way to end our day :yay:

popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:: out of popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:: for the cupcakes :cheer2:

Coming Up Next ……….. ready for your closeup? We’re off the Hollywood Studios ... featuring Mama Melrose

Linda67
04-14-2010, 08:53 AM
Great updates Linda. Can't say that Boma appeals to me as a super-fussy eater but it does look quite good.

:goodvibes - Thanks ...There is such a huge variety at Boma I am sure you would find something you would enjoy

Hey, caught up again! :goodvibes

Thank you so much for the Boma review, we are NOT big buffet eaters and have Boma booked for dinner for the first time this summer (had breakfast numerous times and LOVED it! ;))
I am so glad to see so many things that look real yum yum!

And I could use one of those Mickey Bars right now! Long day at school ........ :rolleyes:

Can't wait for MORE!!!!!!!! popcorn::

I dream of Mickey Bars :cloud9:- hope you have a better day today :)

Your veggie burger looks so good! Was there an option of getting cheese on it as well?

It wasn't listed on the menu but I am sure they would do if you asked

:thumbsup2 Great reviews! I love Boma. Glad you had a good meal there. Those soups looked fab!

Personally, I like the sound of the CMs handling the traffic control and the "saving" of tables. I have said it often (more often when stressing about poolside seating on cruises or at Stormalong Bay!)...if people just sat while they NEEDED the seats and let others do the same, there would always be plenty for everyone!;)

Thanks :) I agree with you about the tables

Great update Linda - can you believe I've never had a Mickey bar :sad2:

:eek: you have to have one on you next trip - that's an order ;)

MA pigletfan
04-14-2010, 10:25 AM
those cupcakes look so good!! i would love one right now! :)

cjones5
04-14-2010, 12:00 PM
I love what you have posted so far. It's making me hungry!

chocolateMinnie
04-14-2010, 12:57 PM
Fantastic reviews, Boma is our favourite dinner buffet, we've just booked to go to AKL in October 2011 based on the zebra domes and hummus (not together I hasten to add!!!!)

Never noticed the cupcakes at MK - obviously too busy grabbing the rice krispie treats. :goodvibes

Love the drink photos too. Lapu Lapu nearly killed me - boy was it strong. Favourite was either the strawberry basil lemonade at boma or the Pomegranate Kir at F&W festival last year.:cloud9:

wilma-bride
04-14-2010, 01:12 PM
:scared1: :scared1: :scared1:

I know Karin - I am ashmaed of myself.

I thought I was the only one!:laughing:

See, we obviously have more in common than our love of Skyy Berry Martinis ;)

:eek: you have to have one on you next trip - that's an order ;)

I will do my very best to make sure I have one in August :)

Cat0727
04-14-2010, 05:43 PM
Yum! I had no idea MK offers cupcakes now. :yay: The red velvet one looks so good.

disney_princess_85
04-15-2010, 06:23 AM
What a shame about the sandwiches, they look so nice! I had a red velvet cupcake for the first time in New York when I was there last week. It was VERY good! I look forward to sampling the WDW version in August. :)

Linda67
04-15-2010, 02:14 PM
Hi everyone
Thanks for all the lovely comments. I haven't had chance to post today but I hope to have something for you all tomorrow
Hope you all have a wonderful day :)

scanne
04-15-2010, 06:17 PM
Ok I am so getting a red velvet cupcake!!!! That looks heavenly!!! Loving your report.

Stepharia
04-15-2010, 09:53 PM
Cupcakes, YUM!!!!

Linda67
04-16-2010, 02:30 AM
those cupcakes look so good!! i would love one right now! :)

Ooh me to - I have oatmeal instead though :sad2:

I love what you have posted so far. It's making me hungry!

:) Thanks very much


Love the drink photos too. Lapu Lapu nearly killed me - boy was it strong. Favourite was either the strawberry basil lemonade at boma or the Pomegranate Kir at F&W festival last year.:cloud9:

Wow those drinks sound great - I am putting them on the list for next year :cool1:

Yum! I had no idea MK offers cupcakes now. :yay: The red velvet one looks so good.

It was the best cupcake I have every had :worship:

What a shame about the sandwiches, they look so nice! I had a red velvet cupcake for the first time in New York when I was there last week. It was VERY good! I look forward to sampling the WDW version in August. :)

Wow NY then Disney - lucky you :woohoo:

Ok I am so getting a red velvet cupcake!!!! That looks heavenly!!! Loving your report.

:cheer2: Thanks :cheer2:

Cupcakes, YUM!!!!

I soooo want to eat one right now popcorn::

Linda67
04-16-2010, 02:43 AM
:wave2: Hello lovely DIS people. Hope you are all having a great day

So today we are heading over to Hollywood Studios

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As always we were standing at the turnstiles well before the official opening time and as soon as the park opened joined the inevitable rush to Toy Story Mania.

These guys were there to meet us

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‘Good Morning’

They had a very important mission – stop people killing each other at the Fast Pass machines :laughing:

I grabbed two Fast Passes and headed into the ride with DH, we walked straight on and absolutely loved it :thumbsup2 . It hadn’t yet opened when we last visited in 2007 so this was our first experience and it totally lived up to the hype !! I was really pleased that we had Fast Passes for a second ride. When we returned later in the day, not surprisingly all the Fast Passes had gone and the wait time was posted at 140 mins :scared1:

We then hit all the usual suspects and grabbed Fast Passes for second rides on Tower Of Terror (my all time favourite) and Rock n Roller Coaster

Soon we were beginning to feel hungry so we headed here for a quick snack

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I love this place and we visited quite a few times on our last trip. Although the cupcakes looked fantastic we both decided to go for something a little simpler (but just as fantastic)

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Blueberry Muffins and a Latte for me

The Muffins were wonderful, very light and fresh and the caffine hit was just what we needed after ‘manic’ balloon shooting , plummeting to our doom in an out of order elevator and breaking the official speed limit in a stretch limo !!

It was a beautiful sunny day and we really enjoyed our time in the park and managed to see everything with little or no wait (really enjoyed American Idol by the way)

Just before lunch a very nice couple took a picture of us

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DH was getting hungry but I didn’t really feel like anything so we headed over to the ABC Commissary where DH picked up one of these

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Cheeseburger With Fries

Again, he seemed to enjoy it. He didn’t pass much comment but it was soon all gone.

I didn’t feel like eating so I just grabbed a cold beer

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Mmm – hit the spot nicely on a hot day

We continued our tour of the park and soon my stomach began to say ‘feed me’ the good news was that we had a ‘Fanstasmic’ ADR coming up

Next Up …………….. Mama Mia – Mama Melrose’s here we come

darthtatty
04-16-2010, 04:04 AM
great day so far :)
I like the soldiers mission :rotfl:
cant wait to read your review on Mama Melrose, we're thinking of adding it next time.

Linda67
04-16-2010, 05:16 AM
great day so far :)
I like the soldiers mission :rotfl:
cant wait to read your review on Mama Melrose, we're thinking of adding it next time.

Coming up real soon - by the way I was brought up in Hinckley so know Coalville well :thumbsup2

bethko1
04-16-2010, 07:25 AM
Great pictures and reviews!!:thumbsup2

wilma-bride
04-16-2010, 07:57 AM
Did you eat both of those muffins ;)

Only one thing wrong with that burger - the bun :sad2:

I really wish that Disney would bring back white buns for their burgers and hot dogs, I can't bear those horrible crumbly wheat buns.

Linda67
04-16-2010, 08:47 AM
We were really enjoying our day at Hollywood Studios. The sun was shining and we were having a great time

When I was planning this trip I really wanted to make life as easy as possible when it came to seeing all that WDW had to offer and for this reason decided to get an ADR for a Fantasmic Dinner Package

I knew only too well how early people start to line up for this show (especially now it isn’t on every night) so anything that could cut that time, if only slightly would be a real bonus, plus ‘you gotta eat’

I checked out the menus on All Ears and decided that Mama Melrose’s was the one for us.

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The Brown Derby looks great but for some reason it just didn’t seem like the type of menu that would work for a late afternoon ADR, especially as we would probably be hitting a few more attractions after eating

Many people have complained that the Fantasmic Packages always come with an ADR time that was too early for dinner and too late for lunch. Obviously Disney want to have the restaurants running at full capacity all day and this is a great way of them ensuring that. The thing to do is either have a late breakfast or early lunch (which works best for touring the parks anyway) also you could always get your desert ‘to go’ and munch it whilst waiting for Fantasmic to start

We arrived about 15 mins ahead of our ADR which was scheduled for 4.45pm. The CM at the podium informed us that they were running behind and we would probably have a bit of a wait. No problem, we took a seat on the benches in the foyer fully expecting to be there for a while when suddenly we saw our buzzer light up. We couldn’t have been waiting for more than one minute !!

A really friendly CM took us to a nice quite table at the edge of the restaurant. I loved the look and feel of this place. There are twinkling fairy lights everywhere and it was a cool, calm, relaxing environment

Soon our server arrived and explained the Fantasmic package to us, basically you choose an appetizer, entrée and dessert from the regular menu and that he would give us a voucher that granted us access to a reserved area of seating in the theatre. He recommended that we arrived at the theatre an hour before the show started (we actually went to the theatre about 50 mins prior and got great seats)

He talked us through the menus and took our drinks orders. DH stuck with water but I had something a bit more exciting on my mind

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Blue Glow-Tini, Skyy Citrus Vodka, Bols Blue Curacao, Bols Peach Schnapps,Sweet & Sour,
Pineapple Juice

Oh yes – delicious !!

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Ooh look she is positively glowing :laughing:

Our server then bought us some fresh warm bread rolls with dipping oil

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I really enjoy oil with bread so had to resist not filling up too much with these beauties

We had no problem finding lots of options on this menu that we would enjoy and both decided on a salad for our starter

DH went for a Caesar

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Caesar Salad - with crisp romaine lettuce, Caesar dressing and crostini

I decided on this

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Mixed Greens Salad with Dried Cherry Vinaigrette, Candied Walnuts,
fresh Pear, and imported Gorgonzola Cheese

They were both excellent choices. DH loves Caesar salad and thought that this one was particularly good. The dressing was excellent and there was plenty of Parmesan

The dressing on my salad was also excellent and the sweetness of the cherry vinaigrette and candied walnuts worked really well against the sharp gorgonzola.

We both cleared our plates

Our server was very attentive and checked that everything was good and offered us more drinks …………. Ooh how could I refuse?

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Rosa Regale

I had spotted this on the menu when I had ordered my cocktail and remembered how much I had enjoyed it at Epcot

Soon our entrees arrived. First up DHs choice

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Four Cheese Flatbread - with Asiago, Mozzarella, Provolone, and Gorgonzola Cheese

He really enjoyed this. The flatbread base was perfectly crisp and the comination of cheeses worked really well. They have a wood fired oven at MM and you can really tell in the quality of the flatbreads

And for me

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Roasted Wild Mushroom and Goat Cheese Ravioli poached in Herb, Tomato and Mushroom Broth topped with Porcini Whipped Cream and Imported Parmigiano Shavings

Woohoo another winner :woohoo:. The ravioli were very generously filled with goats cheese and the mushroom and tomato broth was insanely good …………. Do you think this is where Disney gets their tomatoes from?

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We were now getting really full but we just had to squeeze those desserts in

DH went for this

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Crema Limone - No Sugar Added Lemon Custard topped with fresh Whipped Cream and Berries

I ordered the Gelato

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OK, this is where Mama Melrose’s is going to get marked down. The description of my dessert was simply ‘Gelato’ no other information. When I ordered it I was offered the option of vanilla or chocolate and chose vanilla. Now my Italian isn’t great but my understanding of the word ‘Gelato’ is ice cream? What I actually got was what can only be described as a very runny milk shake :eek: Our server must have noticed me pulling a face and asked if everything was OK? I explained that I was expecting ice cream and had my dessert just melted? He explained that it is ‘supposed ' to be an ice cream float made with hot coffee ………….. well it can ‘float’ away from my table thanks :laughing:

DHs desert was not as bad but really lacked something ……….. ahh yes, that’s right, SUGAR !!! Not really sure why he ordered this, I guess nothing else appealed

So deserts were a bit of a let down, but hey, you win some you loose some and the rest of the meal was great

We paid our bill and chatted some more with our wonderful server who was great throughout and said ciao to Mama Melrose’s

popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:: out of popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:: (would have been 5 if the desserts were good)

Me ‘DH, do you think it’s a good idea to go on Tower Of Terror after alcohol and Pasta?’
DH ‘Sure ……….. race you there !!’

Next up ………….. Retail Therapy

H20DogsNDisney
04-16-2010, 08:48 AM
Hello Just joined into reading your Dining Review. I really enjoy it! I enjoyed Mama Melrose update!

disney_princess_85
04-16-2010, 08:58 AM
Great Mama Melrose review, looks like you guys had a nice meal there (minus the desserts!).

Jacks2583
04-16-2010, 10:47 AM
You are too cute!! I am enjoying reading your reviews and seeing all the great pictures. Thank you!

Linda67
04-16-2010, 11:05 AM
Great pictures and reviews!!:thumbsup2

:cheer2: thanks :cheer2:

Did you eat both of those muffins ;)

:rolleyes1 as if I would do somthing like that ;)

Hello Just joined into reading your Dining Review. I really enjoy it! I enjoyed Mama Melrose update!

Thanks for taking the time to read :thumbsup2

Great Mama Melrose review, looks like you guys had a nice meal there (minus the desserts!).

Thanks, we really enjoyed it there :)

You are too cute!! I am enjoying reading your reviews and seeing all the great pictures. Thank you!

Aww thanks :flower3:

BriarRosie
04-16-2010, 01:03 PM
Gotta say, the ABC Commissary burgers are not good burgers. I normally avoid this place entirely, but I had gone there in December for the purpose of being social with other Disney fans from these internet sites! I know what good burgers should be...and these are the opposite. Rant over. ;)

As for Mama Melrose...
The goat cheese ravioli looked fantastic! I would definitely want to give that a try. Bummer about the desserts, though.

darthtatty
04-16-2010, 02:32 PM
Coming up real soon - by the way I was brought up in Hinckley so know Coalville well :thumbsup2

Ive been to Hinckley a few times, my son went to a nursery there.
Coalvilles ok, prefer Essex-where im originally from. coalvilles location is great though.

great Mama Melrose review. :goodvibes

I thought gelato was an ice cream too, im sure ive seen pics of it from there before. They look totally different to what you got, mind you i would of liked it.

Cat0727
04-16-2010, 04:42 PM
Mmm I am definitely going to Starring Rolls next time I go to DHS! On the DIS I have seen people's pictures of the cupcakes they get there and the pastries look so yummy!

Mama Melrose is one of our favorites, we love it there :goodvibes
I am almost positive they gave you an affogato dessert, which is vanilla gelato topped with espresso. Why they simply described it as gelato is beyond me.

Flossbolna
04-16-2010, 04:52 PM
This gelato thing is really strange... We have an ice cream float made with COLD coffee here in Germany (called ice coffee as oposed to iced coffee): vanilla icecream floating in cold coffee topped with whipped cream: delicious!! :cloud9:

How can they expect the ice cream to stay ice cream when it is in hot coffee... :confused3

Actually someone once explained in a dining review that gelato is different from American ice cream, I think it has less fat and is softer than American ice cream... :confused:

Linda67
04-17-2010, 12:38 AM
As for Mama Melrose...
The goat cheese ravioli looked fantastic! I would definitely want to give that a try. Bummer about the desserts, though.

I think we just ordered the wrong things. Looking back at the menu we should have gone for the cheesecake

Ive been to Hinckley a few times, my son went to a nursery there.
Coalvilles ok, prefer Essex-where im originally from. coalvilles location is great though.

great Mama Melrose review. :goodvibes

It's a small world after all :laughing:


Mama Melrose is one of our favorites, we love it there :goodvibes
I am almost positive they gave you an affogato dessert, which is vanilla gelato topped with espresso. Why they simply described it as gelato is beyond me.

That is kind of how our server explained it but it certainly wasn't descibed as 'affogato' on the menu :confused3

This gelato thing is really strange... We have an ice cream float made with COLD coffee here in Germany (called ice coffee as oposed to iced coffee): vanilla icecream floating in cold coffee topped with whipped cream: delicious!! :cloud9:

Now that sounds yummy :banana:

ratfam
04-17-2010, 11:36 AM
Love your reviews, we were lucky enough to have visited just after you. We also did MM Fantasmic package, and based on the picture I think they gave you the Tiramisu dessert, not gelato. I did a quick dining review (nothing as great as yours!) and described it as a weird melty thing, but that's what it looked like. It was described as having gelato in it, but if you say your server told you they pour coffee on it that explain why it was so melted. My son ordered chocolate gelato and it looked just like you would expect, like ice cream in a bowl. Like you, the weird dessert didn't ruin the night for us, we really enjoyed the food.

Looking forward to reading more!

Linda67
04-17-2010, 12:58 PM
Hey thanks for the info :)
I didn't think it was the dessert I ordered.
A great meal all the same and we would certainly go back
I loved the setting :)

somethingblue
04-17-2010, 04:07 PM
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OK, this is where Mama Melrose’s is going to get marked down. The description of my dessert was simply ‘Gelato’ no other information. When I ordered it I was offered the option of vanilla or chocolate and chose vanilla. Now my Italian isn’t great but my understanding of the word ‘Gelato’ is ice cream? What I actually got was what can only be described as a very runny milk shake :eek: Our server must have noticed me pulling a face and asked if everything was OK? I explained that I was expecting ice cream and had my dessert just melted? He explained that it is ‘supposed ' to be an ice cream float made with hot coffee ………….. well it can ‘float’ away from my table thanks :laughing:



This is the second time I've read that Mama Melrose is not correctly advertising this dessert, although I believe in another post they were advertising "Tirimisu" that was actually Tirimisu flavoured gelato served with espresso.

The actual name for what you were served is Gelato Affogato, that is, gelato drowning in espresso. I used to work at a Gelato place; if you like espresso they are really tasty!

FirstMagic
04-17-2010, 11:56 PM
Enjoying your review and pictures! (especially the "eat me" Mickey apple!)

Your salad at Mama's looks really good! If it is still on the menu in a few months when I eat there, I'll definitely consider that.

Can't wait to read more.... ! :goodvibes

Linda67
04-18-2010, 12:09 AM
This is the second time I've read that Mama Melrose is not correctly advertising this dessert, although I believe in another post they were advertising "Tirimisu" that was actually Tirimisu flavoured gelato served with espresso.

The actual name for what you were served is Gelato Affogato, that is, gelato drowning in espresso. I used to work at a Gelato place; if you like espresso they are really tasty!

Thanks for letting me know. I actually really like espresso but it wasn't what I was expecting to get when I ordered. It's odd that the asked me if I wanted chocolate or vanilla gelato :confused3

Enjoying your review and pictures! (especially the "eat me" Mickey apple!)

Your salad at Mama's looks really good! If it is still on the menu in a few months when I eat there, I'll definitely consider that.

Can't wait to read more.... ! :goodvibes

Thanks :thumbsup2 I hope you enjoy the salad as much as I did

Linda67
04-18-2010, 03:13 AM
Good Morning on a beautiful, sunny day in England :wave2:

I am spending the day doing some volunteering so just a quick post and not many pics I'm afraid

Today we decided to have a day away from the parks and hit the Mall instead

Our day started with coffee, fruit and a quick read of the newspaper by the pool before jumping in the car and heading to the Florida Mall :drive:

An hour or so after arriving and as my credit card started to melt ;) we decided it was time for a quick snack so we headed to the food court. I don't seem to have any pictures but your aren't missing much. We grabbed a blueberry muffin for DH and a banana nut muffin for me. I also had a very nice carrot, apple and ginger juice in a vain attempt to consume at least one healthy item on this trip :rolleyes1

We carried on with our shopping trip (DH loves shopping by the way so I don't have to drag him round :thumbsup2) until we actually couldn't carry any more bags and decided it was time for lunch

We headed back to the car to drop off our bags and spotted that there was a Panera Bread located just across the way. We really wanted a nice sandwich so this is where we headed

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Mozzarella, Tomato With Sun Dried Pesto & Chips

We both ordered the same sandwich and it was delicious, the sun dried tomato pesto gave it a really nice lift and the bread was superb

On all of our previous trips to WDW we have embarked on a 'Mini Golf Challenge' and today was to be round one. Nicely full from our lunch we headed off here

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You may have noticed that we didn't order any dessert at Panera Bread so that gave us a good excuse to induldge in one of these as soon as we arrived

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Yep, yet another Mickey Bar

So with sugar in the tank we tackled the Winter course and although it was close I am sad to report DH won :sad2:

There is a nice little seating area in the shade at Winter Summerland so when we had returned our clubs we decided to grab a cold drink and snack before heading back to the hotel

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The salted cashew nuts were great and we shared them whilst DH bragged about his win :rolleyes:

We headed back to our hotel for a quick shower and change and headed down to the pool bar for a drink (Coke for DH and beer for me)

Neither of us felt like driving very far to get dinner so we decided to just stop at the first place we saw that looked OK :car:

We ended up at Logan's Roadhouse on US192. We hadn't eaten in this chain before but didn't feel like anything fancy so this fitted the bill.

Sorry I didn't take any pics in here

We got seated in one of the booths and our server came to take our drinks order. I had a glass of Chardonnay (sorry can't remember the detail) and DH had an OJ. A quick look at the menu and we both decided we just wanted an entreee and nothing too big.

Our server brought us some nice, warm sourdough bread and butter and we placed our orders, a half rack of baby back ribs with mashed potato and coleslaw for DH and grilled salmon with sweet potato and brocolli for me.

Both meals were simple and small but were well cooked and tasty. I really liked the addition of cinnamon on my sweet potato as I hadn't tried this combo before. DH said the ribs were good but thought he should have gone for a full rack as it was a really small portion. We didn't feel like dessert so we asked for the bill and paid our server. It was an inexpensive dinner and we were in and out real quick. Not sure that it is somewhere we would go again but it suited what we needed that evening

Next up ......... as if I haven't spent enough money, we're off to the Mall At The Millenia

dizneeat
04-18-2010, 03:23 AM
Nice one, Linda! :thumbsup2

I LOVE shopping days! :goodvibes

Linda67
04-18-2010, 07:40 AM
Nice one, Linda! :thumbsup2

I LOVE shopping days! :goodvibes

It's odd but I don't actually like shopping in the UK but when I am in Florida I can't get enough :)

Linda67
04-18-2010, 11:16 AM
Is Pop Corn a food group :confused:

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dizneeat
04-18-2010, 12:01 PM
Is Pop Corn a food group :confused:

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If it has a Mickey on the label than YES, it is! ;) :thumbsup2 :lmao:

Linda67
04-19-2010, 07:14 AM
Morning everyone :wave2:

We are now on day 6 of our wonderful vacation and today was a good day, lots of shopping, good food, good drinks all rounded off with an evening at Downtown Disney

As usual we headed down to the pool for morning coffee and a look through the newspapers before deciding on our plans for the day

First stop was the Mall At The Millenia where we had a great time spending all of our hard earned cash :thumbsup2

A quick rest at Starbucks (Tea for DH and a Cinnamon Dolce Latte for me) and we all set for another assault on the stores

Soon it was food time and we both agreed that lunch at the Cheesecake Factory was in order. I really love this place and we have always had a really good meal whenever we’ve been there

It was a beautiful day so we asked if there was a table available outside and by the time we had freshened up our table was ready

Our server was great, he really took the time to chat to us and make recommendations. As I am sure you all know the menu here is huge so it’s good to get a few ideas from your server. He took our drinks order and left us to decide.

I think DH stuck with water but I had another lovely treat

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Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri

Oh boy – this was wonderful :banana:

We also got some warm fresh bread and butter and I particularly enjoyed the whole wheat variety

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After much debate we finally decided on what to order. We didn’t want appetizers as we knew the entrées would be huge

Here is DH’s lunch

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B.B.Q. Pulled Pork Sandwich
Slow Roasted Pork Covered with Our B.B.Q. Sauce on a Brioche Bun served with Fries and Coleslaw

He just loved this, the pork was really tender and the B.B.Q sauce was excellent. He also really enjoyed the coleslaw and cleared his plate

I really wanted a salad as they are always great here so this is what I ordered

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Seared Tuna Tataki Salad
Pacific Albacore Tuna Lightly Seared and Served Rare with Avocado, Tomato & Mixed Greens Tossed With Wasabi Vinaigrette

The tuna was seared perfectly and the wasabi vinaigrette was the perfect dressing for this salad.

As always the Cheesecake Factory was wonderful and I wish I could tell you that we saved room for one of their amazing cheesecakes but we didn’t :eek:
The slices of Cheesecake here are huge and what we normally do is pop in just to have Cheesecake and coffee or get some to take out but we were far too stuffed to do a slice justice so we settled our bill and headed back to the car with our very full tummies and very full shopping bags

Lunch was definitely
popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:: out of popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::

Coming up Mini Golf Challenge Round Two and Downtown Disney Treats

wilma-bride
04-19-2010, 07:23 AM
I love Cheesecake Factory - we have no plans to shop on our August trip but may have to factor in a trip to Mall @ Millennia just to go to CF - yum :thumbsup2

lakelandcallsme
04-19-2010, 07:57 AM
Both place I love, love, love Panerra Bread and Cheesecake Factory!

Linda67
04-19-2010, 11:28 AM
I love Cheesecake Factory - we have no plans to shop on our August trip but may have to factor in a trip to Mall @ Millennia just to go to CF - yum :thumbsup2

It is fantastic there, we have been to several different locations in the US and they have always been consistantly good. Hate that we didn't have room for dessert though :eek:

Both place I love, love, love Panerra Bread and Cheesecake Factory!

I know, I wish we had them in the UK :)

mossyflossy
04-19-2010, 11:31 AM
popcorn::popcorn:: Of course popcorn is a food group, that's why it has it's own smiley. Anyways, Walt said so!:lmao:

And I simply adore the Cheesecake Factory...it would be mobbed if it came here...

Linda67
04-19-2010, 02:29 PM
popcorn::popcorn:: Of course popcorn is a food group, that's why it has it's own smiley. Anyways, Walt said so!:lmao:

And I simply adore the Cheesecake Factory...it would be mobbed if it came here...

Oh how I wish there was one in London, I could really use a slice of Cheesecake right now :)

dizneeat
04-19-2010, 02:42 PM
Can you believe we have NEVER been to Cheesecake Factory? :scared1: I think this is something I definitely want to try next February - or maybe during the summer if we can fit in some MORE food!
It just looks so YUMMY!!!!!!!!!! :cloud9:

Thanks for sharing! :goodvibes

scojos
04-19-2010, 03:00 PM
:rolleyes1
sorry im a bit late, but im here now:rotfl:
looking forward to trying the cheesecake factory for the first time...
as for popcorn, ANYTHING with a mickey lable is a food group!!
tracy

Cat0727
04-19-2010, 03:41 PM
I loveee Cheesecake Factory! The first one I went to was in Miami, and that's where my obsession with it started :laughing: Wish there was one in NYC!

disney_princess_85
04-19-2010, 07:34 PM
Great Cheesecake Factory review! We're planning on going there for the first time in August. Looks like we won't be disappointed! :thumbsup2

jockey
04-19-2010, 10:31 PM
Great reviews of 2 of my fav places Panera bread and the Cheescake factory! Cheese cake factory always gives way to much food but it's just so nice you have to eat it. We have still to try cheescake as we are always too full!

BriarRosie
04-19-2010, 11:49 PM
Come visit me. I have a Panera and a Cheesecake Factory within 5 minutes of me. Driving distance. I can easily walk to either and convince myself that I'm burning off some of the calories! :rotfl2:

My new fave at Panera is their mac and cheese. It's so good! And I won't go to Cheesecake Factory unless I either split my meal with someone or take half of it home. Portion sizes are ridiculous! That saves room for some cheesecake. ;)

Linda67
04-20-2010, 03:00 AM
Can you believe we have NEVER been to Cheesecake Factory? :scared1: I think this is something I definitely want to try next February - or maybe during the summer if we can fit in some MORE food!
It just looks so YUMMY!!!!!!!!!! :cloud9:

Thanks for sharing! :goodvibes

Oh Karin, you have to try it. I just know you would love it :cool1:

:rolleyes1
sorry im a bit late, but im here now:rotfl:
looking forward to trying the cheesecake factory for the first time...
as for popcorn, ANYTHING with a mickey lable is a food group!!
tracy

Late arrivals are very welcome :thumbsup2

I loveee Cheesecake Factory! The first one I went to was in Miami, and that's where my obsession with it started :laughing: Wish there was one in NYC!

We have been to the ones in Orlando, Las Vegas and Boston and they have all been great :banana:

Great Cheesecake Factory review! We're planning on going there for the first time in August. Looks like we won't be disappointed! :thumbsup2

I am sure you wouldn't be disappointed. Make sure you save room for Cheesecake :cloud9:

Great reviews of 2 of my fav places Panera bread and the Cheescake factory! Cheese cake factory always gives way to much food but it's just so nice you have to eat it. We have still to try cheescake as we are always too full!

You're right, the portions are huge but it's sooo yummy you just have to eat it all ;)

Come visit me. I have a Panera and a Cheesecake Factory within 5 minutes of me. Driving distance. I can easily walk to either and convince myself that I'm burning off some of the calories! :rotfl2:

Wow, I am jealous. I think I am going to have to start a campaign to get them both to open in England :laughing:

My new fave at Panera is their mac and cheese. It's so good! And I won't go to Cheesecake Factory unless I either split my meal with someone or take half of it home. Portion sizes are ridiculous! That saves room for some cheesecake. ;)

Next time we visit I am going to work backwards and start with the Cheesecake :rotfl:

Linda67
04-20-2010, 04:02 AM
Following our lunch at Cheesecake Factory we headed back to our hotel to drop off our shopping and then took the short drive to Fantasia Gardens for round two of the Mini Golf Challenge

You may remember that DH had won round one of the challenge so this time I was determined to focus on the task ahead with professionalism and the kind of attitude that has created winners and sporting excellence throughout the ages

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This is what drinking too many Lapu Lapus can do to you :rotfl:

Anyway, a few other people had just started their games so the CM asked if you would mind waiting for 10 minutes….. no problem at all, it will give me chance to try one of these ………..

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Mickey’s Cookie & Cream Ice Cream Sandwich

I hadn’t tried one of these before as my heart belongs to the Mickey Bar but this was good and a nice treat ahead of our game

Soon it was our time to get started and we set off around the ‘Fairways’ side of the course

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Following our game the plan for the evening was to head over to Downtown Disney for a visit to Disney Quest and something to eat ……………………….. Oh yeah, I suppose you want to the outcome of our game ……….. DH won. I obviously let him in the interest of marital harmony :rolleyes1

We enjoyed our time at Disney Quest especially as it was pretty quite in there. Just before we left we joined in one of the Animation Academy Sessions and attempted to draw Minnie Mouse. DH was in hysterics at my final picture and pointed our that Minnie looked like she hadn’t been feeling too well lately :sick:

Upon realising that a career in art was never going to happen we headed over to House Of Blues for a quick drink. There was a really great singer performing outside so DH grabbed a Coke and I got a Bud Light and we sat and listened for a while

We were both beginning to feel hungry so we took a stroll through Westside and ended up in DTD Marketplace. Neither of us felt like a table service meal and having read so many great reviews on the boards I suggested the Earl Of Sandwich

I was really impressed with the set up in here. The queue looked big when we arrived but they were very efficient at taking orders and getting people moved through quickly. They seem to have a lot of staff working in this location and it certainly shows in the speed of service

Here is DHs choice

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Tuna Melt - albacore tuna salad and Swiss cheese

And for me ……………..

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Veggie - Feta cheese, lettuce, roma tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, roasted red peppers and Mediterranean Dressing

Now the Earl Of Sandwich is one of those places that I had read so much about on the DIS Boards that I just had to try it for myself and boy, you were all so right about this place. The bread was warm fresh and tasty and the fillings were generous and full of flavour. I particularly enjoyed the Mediterranean Dressing on my sandwich and I am a big fan of Feta so this was an all round winner for me. DH loved his Tuna Melt as well and said that ‘we must come back here’ :thumbsup2

We weren’t on the dining plan but many of the people ordering here were and I have to say that this is a great value way of using a CS credit

For dessert we picked up one of these and two spoons

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Yogurt Parfait With Peach

Again this was delicious and only one complaint ……………. We should have got one spoon :rotfl2:

Without doubt I award the EOS popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:: out of popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::

We left EOS and continued our tour of Downtown Disney. It was a busy evening but lots of fun looking around at everything and watching the world go by

Coming Up Next …………… A snack so big it deserves it’s own post

wilma-bride
04-20-2010, 05:32 AM
Great update Linda, I absolutely love Earl of Sandwich but, for some reason, DH doesn't :confused3

Slightly OT, but which mini golf course did you prefer. We much preferred Winter Summerland to Fantasia.

Linda67
04-20-2010, 09:43 AM
Next up ……………… it’s off to Goofy’s Candy Company for a sweet treat

Wow, you gotta love this place. The air is so full of sugar I think you get seriously hyper just by breathing in :hyper:

Check out the ‘Counter Of Temptation’

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How do you choose? Everything looks soooooo good. We decided to ‘Create Our Own Treat’

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And here is how our creation turned out ……………..

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Mickey Krispy Rice Treat dipped in Milk Chocolate and Mini M&Ms And Drizzled With White Chocolate

This was HUGE it ended up lasting us for several days. We couldn’t walk past the refrigerator in our hotel room without nibbling some of it :banana:

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‘No Goofy …………………… Thank You !!’

Coming Up Next ……….The Brits Are Off To Universal Studios

Linda67
04-20-2010, 11:45 AM
Great update Linda, I absolutely love Earl of Sandwich but, for some reason, DH doesn't :confused3

Slightly OT, but which mini golf course did you prefer. We much preferred Winter Summerland to Fantasia.

Thanks Joh,
I like both courses, the Fairways side of Fantasia Gardens is more of a challenge (if you can ever call mini golf that :rotfl:) but overall Winter Summerland has a better theme and has a much nicer 'feel' to it

LuccaDrake
04-20-2010, 11:59 AM
Still loving the updates and am jealous of your multiple mini-golf outings! I LOVE mini-golf and have to drag DF to play just ONCE with me while at WDW! :mad:

~Beka~

BriarRosie
04-20-2010, 12:56 PM
Earl of Sandwich is one of my favourite quick places to grab a meal. They have one in Las Vegas, which I tried in November for "research purposes" of course. ;) (It was just as good in Vegas!)

Forget the parfait, gimme some of the behemoth Mickey treat!

Edited to add the British spelling for your benefit. ;)

PrincessBetsy
04-20-2010, 06:42 PM
Hi Linda! I just found your review and I couldn't stop reading! You are a fabulous writer and doing extremely well for your first dining review!!

In Epcot, your dinner at Teppan Edo looked so good, as well as your very pretty drink! :drinking1 And I must try one of those wunderbars! Oh, how did you like the UK pavillion??

Don't you just love going to the parks early? There is nothing better than walking down a nearly empty Main Street. I love how your husband started his day off with a mickey bar! :mickeybar That is something I would do!! :upsidedow Oh, and I'm also pretty sure it is near to impossible to order a hot cheeseburger from any counter services restaurant in WDW. And yet, I still get one on every trip :laughing:. I love the "Eat Me" caption from the Confectionery. I mean how can you go in there and not order something? ;)

Too bad about your meal at Celebration. I haven't stayed there in quite a while, but I do love just walking around there. It is such a pleasant place.

As for DHS, I love the green army man and his "mission" to stop all those crazy people. Even though it is a wonderful attraction, it still amazes me how the line will get soooooo long in the afternoon. Your dinner at Mama Melrose's looks delicious! Shame about the desserts though - when you order gelato, you should be given gelato, not ice cream and coffee.

I'm glad you enjoyed mini golf. It was very nice of you to let your husband win ;). I really want to try and play mini golf on our next trip. Did you enjoy one course more than the other?

Ahh, Earl of Sandwich... We discovered this place a couple of years ago and now we have to make sure we come here every trip. The sandwichs are so delicious and they are just big enough to hold us over until we have ice cream from Ghirardelli's :woohoo:. I have never been to Goofy’s Candy Company in DTD, but after seeing your creation we are definitely going here!! Your rice krispie treat looks amazing!!

Well, sorry I ended up writing you a small book :rolleyes:. Thanks for sharing your reviews and I'm looking forward to the next one!! :goodvibes

Cat0727
04-20-2010, 09:16 PM
Earl of Sandwich & Goofy's Candy Co. are two of our favorite places in DTD. Ever since I took my sister to Earl last year, she can't stop talking about it.

Which mini-golf place did you like better? I love me some mini-golf, and have been wanting to play on a Disney course for the longest!

Linda67
04-21-2010, 03:00 AM
Still loving the updates and am jealous of your multiple mini-golf outings! I LOVE mini-golf and have to drag DF to play just ONCE with me while at WDW! :mad:

~Beka~

Does DF like the waterparks ?, Winter Summerland is very close to Blizzard Beach so perhaps you could bribe him with that :laughing:



Earl of Sandwich is one of my favourite quick places to grab a meal. They have one in Las Vegas, which I tried in November for "research purposes" of course. ;) (It was just as good in Vegas!)QUOTE]

We are going to Vegas in August :cool1: perhaps I can tempt DH out of the casinos for a tuna melt :rotfl2:

[QUOTE=PrincessBetsy;36343448]Hi Linda! I just found your review and I couldn't stop reading! You are a fabulous writer and doing extremely well for your first dining review!!

In Epcot, your dinner at Teppan Edo looked so good, as well as your very pretty drink! :drinking1 And I must try one of those wunderbars! Oh, how did you like the UK pavillion??

Don't you just love going to the parks early? There is nothing better than walking down a nearly empty Main Street. I love how your husband started his day off with a mickey bar! :mickeybar That is something I would do!! :upsidedow Oh, and I'm also pretty sure it is near to impossible to order a hot cheeseburger from any counter services restaurant in WDW. And yet, I still get one on every trip :laughing:. I love the "Eat Me" caption from the Confectionery. I mean how can you go in there and not order something? ;)

Too bad about your meal at Celebration. I haven't stayed there in quite a while, but I do love just walking around there. It is such a pleasant place.

As for DHS, I love the green army man and his "mission" to stop all those crazy people. Even though it is a wonderful attraction, it still amazes me how the line will get soooooo long in the afternoon. Your dinner at Mama Melrose's looks delicious! Shame about the desserts though - when you order gelato, you should be given gelato, not ice cream and coffee.

I'm glad you enjoyed mini golf. It was very nice of you to let your husband win ;). I really want to try and play mini golf on our next trip. Did you enjoy one course more than the other?

Ahh, Earl of Sandwich... We discovered this place a couple of years ago and now we have to make sure we come here every trip. The sandwichs are so delicious and they are just big enough to hold us over until we have ice cream from Ghirardelli's :woohoo:. I have never been to Goofy’s Candy Company in DTD, but after seeing your creation we are definitely going here!! Your rice krispie treat looks amazing!!

Well, sorry I ended up writing you a small book :rolleyes:. Thanks for sharing your reviews and I'm looking forward to the next one!! :goodvibes

:flower3: thanks for your lovely comments. To answer your questions, we really like the UK pavillion and always stop in to chat to our fellow Brits. We never eat there though as there is just too much else to try :) We actually saw British Invasion play on this trip and I thought they were great, really good fun :rockband:

Mini Golf - Winter Summerland has the best theme and there is a nice seating area to have a snack and drink. The Fairways side of Fantasia Gardens is the most difficult as it's just like a mini golf course with sand traps and bunkers.

Quick tip - when you play a round of golf at either course you can get a second game for half price up until midnight the following day at Winter Summerland or Fantasia Gardens :thumbsup2

Earl of Sandwich & Goofy's Candy Co. are two of our favorite places in DTD. Ever since I took my sister to Earl last year, she can't stop talking about it.

Which mini-golf place did you like better? I love me some mini-golf, and have been wanting to play on a Disney course for the longest!

:cheer2: If I had to choose it would probably be Winter Summerland, the music is fun there as well :thumbsup2

Linda67
04-21-2010, 06:52 AM
Hello everyone :wave2:

Today we are making a short trip up the I4 to Universal

We enjoyed our usual morning routine of caffeine and news and jumped in the car bright and early :car:

It was another beautiful sunny day and soon we were here ......

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There were very few people waiting at the turnstiles for the park to open so we knew we would be able to hit the big rides before the queues built up

So where did we head first?

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Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit

What a great ride, I love that you get to choose your own soundtrack :music:. We walked straight back round rode it again

The park was empty so everything was walk on, soon we both felt like a rest so we headed into Starbucks for a quick ‘pick me up’

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Tea and Chocolate Chip Cookie for DH (sorry he couldn’t wait ;)) Latte and Banana Bread for me. The Banana Bread was very good and DH was very happy to get a ‘decent cup of tea’

We continued around the park, getting shot at by Aliens, attacked by a Great White Shark, and chased by a Mummy before DH decided he was hungry

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Nathan's ‘Slaw Dog With Cheese & Fries

This was the messiest thing to eat ever. I nearly borrowed a bib from the family on the next table :laughing:.

You can’t really see in the picture but the fries were big, crinkle cut ones. He really enjoyed this lunch and there is a nice spot to sit nearby that overlooks the water at the Jaws ride so it was a welcome break. DH also picked up a Coke and I had a Beer.

After an afternoon of returning to our favourite rides and checking out the shows we stopped off at the ‘Beverly Hills Boulangerie’ for a snack

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Blueberry Cheesecake

We shared the Cheesecake and it was lovely. I also picked up a Cappuccino. The coffee at both of the Universal parks is really good and you get a decent sized cup (Disney please take note)

Having visited Universal a few times over the years one of the most noticeable changes on this trip was the friendly, helpful and happy staff :) I always used to think that this was one of the areas in which Universal was lacking but it seems that they have put much more emphasis on customer service and this was certainly reflected in the attitudes of everyone we met who worked in the parks.

Big thumbs up to Universal for this :thumbsup2

Coming Up Next ……………… Dinner at Charlie’s Steakhouse

TigerKat
04-21-2010, 07:31 AM
Great update. Isn't Rip Ride Rockit awesome, we LOVE it! Can't wait for Charlie's, we've never been there but have heard a lot about it!:goodvibes

wilma-bride
04-21-2010, 07:50 AM
I am so hoping we get a chance to ride Rip Ride Rockit this August since we didn't manage to get on it last year.

Looking forward to your review of Charley's - I was just looking at the menu yesterday and it looks great :thumbsup2

LuccaDrake
04-21-2010, 10:57 AM
Does DF like the waterparks ?, Winter Summerland is very close to Blizzard Beach so perhaps you could bribe him with that :laughing:

The problem is we only use Disney transportation so to get from a resort to mini-golf is arduous so he would rather not do it at all!

Glad to see pics of some US/IOA food as we will be going there for the first time in a long time during our September trip!

~Beka~

Glenn&Sharon
04-21-2010, 11:26 AM
The problem is we only use Disney transportation so to get from a resort to mini-golf is arduous so he would rather not do it at all!

Glad to see pics of some US/IOA food as we will be going there for the first time in a long time during our September trip!

~Beka~

Winter Summer Land is right next to Blizzard Beach. There are busses to BB from all the resorts. It should be easy!

dizneeat
04-21-2010, 01:17 PM
Great Universal update, Linda!

Rip Ride RockIt is quite a ride, isn't it? We only got to ride it once in August as the lines (still pre-official opening) were HUUUUUUGE!!! But I am really looking forward to go again in 2011!
Don't you just love that there is a Starbuck's on Universal property! At least some decent stuff - the one Disney offers is "undrinkable"! :lmao: (We come from a country where there are LOADS of coffee houses and we have a WIDE variety of coffees and the US stuff you get in restaurants is just not for us! ;)

Good to know that the crowds were low and the staff friendly - not so during the summer months. Crowds HUGE - staff overworked and couldn't care less. It's nice to hear that might have been the summer heat! ;)

Can't wait for more! :flower3: popcorn::

PrincessBetsy
04-21-2010, 02:07 PM
:flower3: thanks for your lovely comments. To answer your questions, we really like the UK pavillion and always stop in to chat to our fellow Brits. We never eat there though as there is just too much else to try :) We actually saw British Invasion play on this trip and I thought they were great, really good fun :rockband:

Mini Golf - Winter Summerland has the best theme and there is a nice seating area to have a snack and drink. The Fairways side of Fantasia Gardens is the most difficult as it's just like a mini golf course with sand traps and bunkers.

Quick tip - when you play a round of golf at either course you can get a second game for half price up until midnight the following day at Winter Summerland or Fantasia Gardens :thumbsup2

We saw British Invasion for the first time last June and thought they were fantastic! Thanks very much for the Mini Golf tip! I'm definitely going to try and fit it in during our next trip.

Great update about Universal! I just love Starbucks and the bakery items there are always so delicious. Your cheesecake looks very yummy as well! I'm looking forward to the next review! :thumbsup2

Cat0727
04-21-2010, 02:09 PM
The new roller coaster looks crazzzyyy! We are planning on going to Universal again next trip (for Harry Potter, woo hoo!) and I hope I'll be able to muster the courage to ride it!

There's a Starbucks inside the Universal park? Wait til I tell my sis, she's going to freak! She loves Starbucks! :rotfl:

Linda67
04-22-2010, 03:20 AM
Great update. Isn't Rip Ride Rockit awesome, we LOVE it! Can't wait for Charlie's, we've never been there but have heard a lot about it!:goodvibes

It's such a great ride :cool1:
Charlie's coming up soon

I am so hoping we get a chance to ride Rip Ride Rockit this August since we didn't manage to get on it last year.

You will love it :banana:

Looking forward to your review of Charley's - I was just looking at the menu yesterday and it looks great :thumbsup2

Hopefully get it done today but it's a busy one so it might be tomorrow :thumbsup2

Great Universal update, Linda!

Good to know that the crowds were low and the staff friendly - not so during the summer months. Crowds HUGE - staff overworked and couldn't care less. It's nice to hear that might have been the summer heat! ;)

Can't wait for more! :flower3: popcorn::

Thanks Karin :flower3:


Great update about Universal! I just love Starbucks and the bakery items there are always so delicious. Your cheesecake looks very yummy as well! I'm looking forward to the next review! :thumbsup2

I am just about to head off to Starbucks after I have finished typing :surfweb:

The new roller coaster looks crazzzyyy! We are planning on going to Universal again next trip (for Harry Potter, woo hoo!) and I hope I'll be able to muster the courage to ride it!

There's a Starbucks inside the Universal park? Wait til I tell my sis, she's going to freak! She loves Starbucks! :rotfl:

It's a really good Starbucks, the staff were great. You have to pluck up the courage and ride RRR it's awseome :cool1:

disney_princess_85
04-22-2010, 06:54 AM
Ooh, that's the first review of EoS's 'Veggie' sandwich I've read! I'm a vegetarian and I always get the Caprese but I'm looking for a change seeing as they're a bit heavy-handed with the balsamic these days. It looks great! :thumbsup2

Great update Linda, I absolutely love Earl of Sandwich but, for some reason, DH doesn't :confused3

If there was ever a reason to divorce someone, I think this is it.

Linda67
04-22-2010, 08:18 AM
Hey all :goodvibes

Following our busy day at Universal DH decided that he really wanted a good steak.

There was a Charlie’s Steakhouse right next to our hotel and it seemed to be packed every night so we took that as a good sign

We stopped in on the way back to our room to see if we could reserve a table for later and it’s a good job we did as when we arrived customers were being told it was a 45 – 60 minute wait :eek:

As soon as we had checked in we were taken to a nice little booth and handed our menus

Whilst we were checking out the menus our server arrived to introduce herself and take our drink orders.

I had noticed when we were checking in that they had a ‘Cocktail Of The Day’ so it was an easy decision for me

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Hawaiian Margarita

Sorry guys, I cannot for the life of me remember what was in it (note to self, take notebook with you on next trip) our server mixed it at our table and it was totally delicious :cloud9:

Now quite obviously if you enjoy steak this is the place to come. Our server brought a trolley round to our table that was covered (and I mean covered) in the various cuts of meat that were available to order. I actually think that if you took the time you could have built yourself an entire cow from the contents of the trolley :rotfl2:

DH was in heaven and was drooling whilst deciding.

Having seen the size of the cuts of meat we both knew that an Appetizer wasn’t necessary and instead took our servers recommendation of bread and salad to start things off

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Warm Sour Dough & Whipped Butter

This was soooooooooo good. It was warm and fresh and I could have easily finished it all

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Charlie’s House Salad With Italian Vinaigrette

Again this was 5 out of 5 delicious. The dressing was superb and there was a nice sprinkling of Parmesan to add even more flavour

Now onto our Entrees

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T Bone Steak – Medium Rare with Hollandaise Sauce and Gratin Potatoes

DH doesn’t eat T Bone very often so he really enjoyed it and through it was perfectly cooked. The Potatoes were also a great accompaniment

I of course don’t eat meat but there was a great selection of fresh fish to choose from which they will prepare to your request

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Halibut With Mango Salsa

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Oak Roasted Vegetables

The fish was perfectly cooked but I think I should have chosen something other that the Mango Salsa to go with it. Don’t get me wrong this was a good dish but it was not packed full of flavour and just need a little ‘something’ adding

The Vegetables were just roasted peppers which were OK but I thought you would get more variety

I ordered a glass of Conundrum to go with my Entrée and really enjoyed it

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Overall we both enjoyed Charlie’s but it was a bigger hit for DH than me. I guess that’s to be expected really as you really only come here to order a steak

popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:: out of popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:: for me (DH would give it five)

Coming up ……………… A Day In The Wilderness

Linda67
04-22-2010, 08:24 AM
Ooh, that's the first review of EoS's 'Veggie' sandwich I've read! I'm a vegetarian and I always get the Caprese but I'm looking for a change seeing as they're a bit heavy-handed with the balsamic these days. It looks great! :thumbsup2

I tried both (more of that later) but the 'Veggie' was by far the best :thumbsup2

irongirlof12
04-22-2010, 12:37 PM
HI. i have just read your whole report...and loved it,:goodvibes but i don't know how you can go to the cheesecake factory and not have cheesecake;)- your meals look amazing... I now have some new places to add to my very small list :rolleyes1

wilma-bride
04-22-2010, 01:40 PM
If there was ever a reason to divorce someone, I think this is it.

I think that's a little extreme, I do love him after all - I just force him to go there anyway :rotfl:

PrincessBetsy
04-22-2010, 06:52 PM
Your food at Charlie's looks delicious, especially the bread, salad, and potatoes. My dad loves steak, so I think he would really enjoy eating here!

Linda67
04-23-2010, 07:42 AM
Wow, the sun is shining in London today and it looks like it’s going to stay for the weekend :cheer2:

Today was a really early start for us as we were booked onto the Fort Wilderness Segway Tour at 8.30am

I grabbed my coffee from the lobby and we jumped straight in the car:drive:

It turns out we were the only two guests today so we ended up with a private tour :thumbsup2 Now I know this report is all about the food but this tour was one of the highlights of our vacation and I would highly recommend doing it. The area around Fort Wilderness and Wilderness Lodge is beautiful and so peaceful. We saw Deer, Butterflies, Birds, Lizards and even an Armadillo :yay:

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'This is going to ruin my hair'

Anyway let’s get on with what you are all here for ……….

Once our tour was over we decided to head over to the Wilderness Lodge to get something to eat.

We had our first ever look at this beautiful resort on our Segway tour and really wanted to take a look at the rest of it

Just another quick diversion …………… we just fell in love with this resort and have decided that this is where we are going to stay when we are back in the World next year :love:

After looking around the grounds we stumbled across Roaring Forks and headed straight in. I particularly liked the look of the menu in here and the salads that they were preparing for other guests looked really good.

Here is what we eventually decided on

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Cheese Flatbread and Coke for DH

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Grilled Vegetable Sandwich With Red Pepper Hummus, Lemon Vinaigrette and Pasta Salad and Milk to drink for me

We sat outside overlooking the pool and really enjoyed this lunch.

Everything was made to order so was very fresh and tasty. DH loved his Flatbread and the sandwich was wonderful, it was so full of flavour and during every step of the preparation the CM would ask me what I wanted to add and how much of it I wanted to add so it was exactly what I wanted. If we hadn’t already decided that this was the resort for us then this sealed the deal :cloud9:

We didn’t have too many plans for the afternoon as we had a wonderful evening to look forward to. We decided to do some shopping and head back to the hotel but not before stopping off at Friendly’s for some ice cream

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Butterfinger Sundae for DH

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Mint Choc Chip & Vanilla Scoop for me

This was just what we both needed. So with my sweet tooth satisfied we headed back to the hotel to get ready for an evening at DTD

Coming Up …………… Wolfgang Puck’s Express & La Nouba :banana:

Linda67
04-23-2010, 07:48 AM
HI. i have just read your whole report...and loved it,:goodvibes but i don't know how you can go to the cheesecake factory and not have cheesecake;)- your meals look amazing... I now have some new places to add to my very small list :rolleyes1

Great to have you on board, thanks so much for reading :flower3: I'm sitting here wishing I had some of that Cheesecake right now

Your food at Charlie's looks delicious, especially the bread, salad, and potatoes. My dad loves steak, so I think he would really enjoy eating here!

I would have been more than happy to make my whole meal out of the bread, salad and potatoes - yummy :thumbsup2

wilma-bride
04-23-2010, 07:50 AM
We really loved the Segway tour at Fort Wilderness, it really is much better than the Epcot one.

Glad you liked Wilderness Lodge, we stayed there in 2008 and fell in love with the place. Was hoping to stay there in August but we decided to go back to Boardwalk Villas. We will definitely go back though :thumbsup2

Roaring Fork is a grest counter service place, although slightly limited in options we found, after 10 days. Having said that, I could eat Disney's chicken nuggets/fingers every day and not get fed up with them :love:

scanne
04-23-2010, 11:07 AM
Loving your reviews! Thanks so much for taking the time to share!

Linda67
04-23-2010, 01:51 PM
We really loved the Segway tour at Fort Wilderness, it really is much better than the Epcot one.

Glad you liked Wilderness Lodge, we stayed there in 2008 and fell in love with the place. Was hoping to stay there in August but we decided to go back to Boardwalk Villas. We will definitely go back though :thumbsup2

Roaring Fork is a grest counter service place, although slightly limited in options we found, after 10 days. Having said that, I could eat Disney's chicken nuggets/fingers every day and not get fed up with them :love:

You must be soooo excited about your August trip (not long now) :cool1:
It's funny. I can't put my finger on why this resort got to us more than any of the others but we both said 'this is the one'

Loving your reviews! Thanks so much for taking the time to share!

You are very welcome, I didn't think anyone would read this stuff :laughing:

scojos
04-23-2010, 03:00 PM
You are very welcome, I didn't think anyone would read this stuff :laughing:

well im still here:rolleyes1
getting excited about our trip too:goodvibes
tracy x

2Tiggies
04-23-2010, 03:45 PM
You are very welcome, I didn't think anyone would read this stuff :laughing:

Oh but you're wrong about that! We're loving your reviews! :thumbsup2

Linda67
04-23-2010, 11:57 PM
well im still here:rolleyes1
getting excited about our trip too:goodvibes
tracy x

Reading the DISboards is a great way to build up the excitment for a trip :banana:

Oh but you're wrong about that! We're loving your reviews! :thumbsup2

Thanks very much, I enjoy writing them :goodvibes

Linda67
04-24-2010, 12:55 AM
Morning everyone :wave2:

We were both excited about our night at Downtown Disney as we had tickets for La Nouba. Neither of us had ever seen a Cirque Du Soleil show and we were curious to see what it would be like

First stop after parking the car was at Bongos Cuban Cafe for a pre-dinner drink. We grabbed a table outside so we could people watch (don't you just love doing that?) DH had a Coke and I ordered one of these

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A Classic Mojito

Mmmm, very strong but very nice :thumbsup2

After leaving Bongos we took a slow walk over to Marketplace, checking out some of the stores on the way

We were both getting hungry by now and after reading so many great reviews on the Boards we decided to head into Wolfgang Puck Express

Considering how busy it was in DTD that evening it was fairly easy to get a table here. I guess it's because it is tucked out of the way and most people don't even know it's there

We placed our order at the counter and headed outside to find a table. It wasn't long at all before our food arrived

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Turkey Melt With Sweet Potato Fries

DH thought this was wonderful. I wasn't sure if he would enjoy the fries as he is not usually a fan of sweet potato (I love them) but he ate every last one. The sandwich was packed full of Turkey and overall this meal was a big hit with DH

I thought the menu here was great and had a tough time deciding but finally ended up with this

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Four Cheese Pesto Pizza- creamy goat cheese, mozzarella, fontina and Parmesan with Roma tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic-basil pesto sauce and sun dried tomatoes

Oh boy this was good :woohoo:

I love goat cheese and there was lots of it on this Pizza. The base was just how I like it (really thin and crisp)

If you are looking for somewhere to get a quick but freshly cooked informal dinner then I would 100% recommend this place :thumbsup2

WPE gets popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:: out of popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::

Following our great meal we took a slow walk back to the Westside ready for the 9pm showing of La Nouba. What a great show by the way. As soon as it was over DH jumped to his feet to applaud the performers. It is just amazing what these guys can do :worship:

We were both buzzing after we left the theatre so we decided to get a night-cap at the House Of Blues before heading home

DH got a Coke - sorry I never did take pictures of his drinks but here he is with his beverage of choice to make up for it

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Do I get free refills?

I ended up choosing this

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Green Gator - Coconut Rum, Melon Liquor & Pinapple Juice :cloud9:

Another great night :yay:

Coming up next ........... Islands Of Adventure

dizneeat
04-24-2010, 01:02 AM
And another great review from you Linda!

La Nouba faszinates us every time we go ....... and we have been a few times! :lmao:

Happy that you enjoyed WPE! Your hubby's sandwich looks yummy! Tom would so love this - we must have missed the sweet potato fries! :scared1: And you had my absolute favourite the 4 cheese pesto - isn't that goat's cheese wonderful?
I was close to biting into my screen seeing it! ;) :rotfl:

Thanks for doing the reviews! You are doing an outstanding job! :worship:

Linda67
04-24-2010, 01:36 AM
And another great review from you Linda!

La Nouba faszinates us every time we go ....... and we have been a few times! :lmao:

Happy that you enjoyed WPE! Your hubby's sandwich looks yummy! Tom would so love this - we must have missed the sweet potato fries! :scared1: And you had my absolute favourite the 4 cheese pesto - isn't that goat's cheese wonderful?
I was close to biting into my screen seeing it! ;) :rotfl:

Thanks for doing the reviews! You are doing an outstanding job! :worship:

Thanks Karin, that means a lot coming from you as your reviews are wonderful and I love reading them :worship:

I know you love WPE and it was your reviews that convinced me that this would be a great place to try - and it sure was :cool1:

mamaboogie
04-24-2010, 05:05 AM
Linda I am really enjoying your reviews!:thumbsup2

I can't believe you saw an armadillo on your segway tour! The first time I went to WDW in 2006 I saw an armadillo from the car on the first day. Nobody believed me and I've had to put up with a lot of teasing since then!

Those sweet potato fries look amazing - I shall have to look out for them in August!

La Nouba is amazing isn't it? We've been twice and the first time I saw it I couldn't quite believe my eyes!:eek:

Shari x

mossyflossy
04-24-2010, 07:40 AM
So enjoying your reviews, Linda, :thumbsup2

Interested to hear what you thought of Wildewrness lodge, it's one of the few resorts we've not yet been to...hopefully to be put right in August at Artists Point!

Looking forward to the next installment:surfweb:

wilma-bride
04-24-2010, 08:42 AM
WPE pizzas are delicious :thumbsup2

Glad you enjoyed La Nouba, what a geat show!

Linda67
04-24-2010, 11:02 AM
Linda I am really enjoying your reviews!:thumbsup2

I can't believe you saw an armadillo on your segway tour! The first time I went to WDW in 2006 I saw an armadillo from the car on the first day. Nobody believed me and I've had to put up with a lot of teasing since then!

Those sweet potato fries look amazing - I shall have to look out for them in August!

La Nouba is amazing isn't it? We've been twice and the first time I saw it I couldn't quite believe my eyes!:eek:

Shari x

I don't get to see may Armadillos on my usual morning journey :laughing:

So enjoying your reviews, Linda, :thumbsup2

Interested to hear what you thought of Wildewrness lodge, it's one of the few resorts we've not yet been to...hopefully to be put right in August at Artists Point!

Looking forward to the next installment:surfweb:

We loved WL and have just booked for 2011 :yay: I can't put my finger on why I loved it, I just did. We will certainly try and get an ADR at Artists Point on our next trip


WPE pizzas are delicious :thumbsup2

Glad you enjoyed La Nouba, what a geat show!

I am sure it has been said a million times but how amazing are the little diablo girls :worship:

Linda67
04-24-2010, 11:36 AM
Hello lovely DIS peeps :wave2:

I'm not going to get time to post tomorrow so I thought I would give you a quick taste of Universal's Island Of Adventure

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When we were planning our vacation we thought we would give this a miss (we've been several times before) but there was a fantastic offer on a two park ticket so we though we might as well visit

Out of all of the days we spent in the parks this was by far the most empty park we came across. I guess everyone is waiting for Harry Potter to open before visiting.

This was great for us as we could walk on to any ride at any time :yay:

After multiple rides on the hulk, duelling dragons and spiderman we needed a quick pick me up so we got a sugar fix from Seuss Landing

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Oatmeal & Raisin Cookie for DH and a Choc Chip Cookie and a Latte for me

Yum, Yum, Yum ............ and great coffee yet again.

We continued our journey around the almost empty park, re-visiting our fave rides until DH spotted a treat that we had never tried


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Churros

That's right, we had never had one of these delights before and we were always seeing other people with them so we thought it was time to try for ourselves. The verdict ................ yeah, OK but didn't blow us away :confused3

Now, I am going to justify our next snack by saying that we did have an ADR for a 'proper' meal in the evening because I have just realised that all we did all day was eat sugary snacks :scared1:

Next up on the sugar train was this

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Original Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll

Words fail me .................. :cloud9::cloud9::cloud9:

Where have you been all my life? Yes people, this was my first every Cinnamon Roll (please don't let it be my last)

I also grabbed (yet another) latte from the Croissant Moon Cafe

Yeah, we spent a day eating nothing but sugar but ....

(1) we are on vacation and
(2) how the hell else can you get through 4 rides on the Hulk :laughing:

Coming Up Next ............ 'Real Food' at Kona Cafe

mamaboogie
04-24-2010, 12:03 PM
Can't wait to hear about Kona Cafe!

And I totally agree with why you should be allowed to eat as much sugar as you like on holiday!

Everybody knows that when you go to another country - the calories don't count!:rotfl:

Kim in TN
04-24-2010, 12:05 PM
Awesome dining report, thanks for sharing!

disney_princess_85
04-24-2010, 12:39 PM
I think that's a little extreme, I do love him after all - I just force him to go there anyway :rotfl:

:rotfl:

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This looks great! :thumbsup2

PrincessBetsy
04-24-2010, 02:44 PM
Awesome updates Linda! Your pizza from WPE looks absolutely delicous! I've never been there, but I keep hearing all these wonderful reviews. Looks like I have another place to try in DTD. Can't wait to hear about Kona Cafe!!

Cat0727
04-24-2010, 05:17 PM
Mmm the pizza from Wolfgang's looks great! I think WPE is underrated, but it's a good thing- for all that food and such good quality it's only a counter service option on the Disney Dining Plan!

The cinnamon roll looks heavenly. Next time you go to WDW get one from Main Street Bakery in MK- it's even larger than a Cinnabon and is the best cinnamon roll I've ever had- only costs $2 & change!

Looking forward to hearing about Kona!

Linda67
04-24-2010, 11:33 PM
The cinnamon roll looks heavenly. Next time you go to WDW get one from Main Street Bakery in MK- it's even larger than a Cinnabon and is the best cinnamon roll I've ever had- only costs $2 & change!

Ooh, that's a great tip,thanks :thumbsup2

Awesome updates Linda! Your pizza from WPE looks absolutely delicous! I've never been there, but I keep hearing all these wonderful reviews. Looks like I have another place to try in DTD. Can't wait to hear about Kona Cafe!!

WPE is really good, Kona Cafe coming up soon :)

Awesome dining report, thanks for sharing!

You are very welcome, thanks for taking the time to read :thumbsup2

Everybody knows that when you go to another country - the calories don't count!:rotfl:

If only that were true :rotfl:

wilma-bride
04-25-2010, 02:02 AM
Mmmmmmmmmm, Cinnabon - heavenly.

Our favourite morning snack when visiting Universal is Cinnabon Sticks :thumbsup2

mamaboogie
04-25-2010, 04:53 AM
How have I missed out on this Cinnabon?:confused3

I'll have to keep my eyes open when we visit Universal in August?:rolleyes1

Linda67
04-25-2010, 08:29 AM
How have I missed out on this Cinnabon?:confused3

I'll have to keep my eyes open when we visit Universal in August?:rolleyes1

I know, I had never tried one either, forget Harry Potter it's all about the Cinnabon now :)

dizneeat
04-25-2010, 10:35 AM
I guess we need to squeeze in a Universal Day somewhere ;) ......... we NEED to try Cinnabon! I never even took notice of it, so I just googled it and their treats look fab!! :thumbsup2

Linda67
04-25-2010, 10:52 AM
I guess we need to squeeze in a Universal Day somewhere ;) ......... we NEED to try Cinnabon! I never even took notice of it, so I just googled it and their treats look fab!! :thumbsup2

Hi Karin
I'm not sure if Cinnabon is a huge chain in the US (perhaps someone can help me out here :confused3) but I thought that they were delicious :cool1:
I hear that the Main Street Bakery sells a fantastic Cinnamon Roll so I will certainly be heading there on out next trip. Oooh I could do with one right now :banana:
Lx

sandym718
04-25-2010, 10:54 AM
Hi Karin
I'm not sure if Cinnabon is a huge chain in the US (perhaps someone can help me out here :confused3) but I thought that they were delicious :cool1:
I hear that the Main Street Bakery sells a fantastic Cinnamon Roll so I will certainly be heading there on out next trip. Oooh I could do with one right now :banana:
Lx

Cinnabon is definitely a huge chain. In about every mall here in Ohio!! Certainly very good though, probably a million calories on a plate, too! I have not had one in years, and now I'm really craving one!

Linda67
04-25-2010, 11:38 AM
Cinnabon is definitely a huge chain. In about every mall here in Ohio!! Certainly very good though, probably a million calories on a plate, too! I have not had one in years, and now I'm really craving one!

OK, I need to start a campaign to open a Cheesecake Factory and a Cinnabon in London :rotfl:

Yeah a million calories but I like to think that I burn them off on the long flight from the UK :rolleyes:

wilma-bride
04-25-2010, 11:47 AM
Linda, there is a Cinnabon in London. In fact, there is possibly more than one but I'm fairly sure there is one in the Trocadero Centre :thumbsup2

UKDEB made some cinnamon rolls last weekend when we went up there for a BBQ - they were absolutely delicious :love:

dizneeat
04-25-2010, 01:32 PM
Linda, there is a Cinnabon in London. In fact, there is possibly more than one but I'm fairly sure there is one in the Trocadero Centre :thumbsup2

UKDEB made some cinnamon rolls last weekend when we went up there for a BBQ - they were absolutely delicious :love:

Thank you - I think we will need to pay our aunt in Orpington a visit soon - cupcakes at Selfridges (Stefy posted some!! :cloud9:), Krispy Kreme and now Cinnabon - London here we come! ;)

angelsmith52
04-25-2010, 01:50 PM
I have totally enjoyed reading this report! Everything looks scrumptious and there were a few things on here that I had never seen before. I am not much of a drinker but that gator drink looked fantastic! And the Hawaiian one?! WOW!!! I may have to try some next time.

goldielocksraj
04-25-2010, 02:38 PM
Yyyyuummmmyy! Thanks for all of the awesome reviews. I finally caught up (I've been busy earning free WDW gift cards on quickrewards!), and I'm looking forward to more!

And thanks for the reviews of the mini golf courses, sorry that you had to sacrifice yourself and let your hubby win! I really love mini golf, and since a voucher comes w/the package, when we go for my birthday in December, we will be going to the Summerland/Winterland course.

wilma-bride
04-25-2010, 04:02 PM
Thank you - I think we will need to pay our aunt in Orpington a visit soon - cupcakes at Selfridges (Stefy posted some!! :cloud9:), Krispy Kreme and now Cinnabon - London here we come! ;)

The cupcakes from Selfridges are awesome Karin. We treated ourselves to some when we went to London last month :thumbsup2

Oreo Cookie, Rocky Road and Ferrero Rocher - yum!

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Sorry to go OT Linda :flower3:

PrincessBetsy
04-25-2010, 07:37 PM
Hi Karin
I'm not sure if Cinnabon is a huge chain in the US (perhaps someone can help me out here :confused3) but I thought that they were delicious :cool1:
I hear that the Main Street Bakery sells a fantastic Cinnamon Roll so I will certainly be heading there on out next trip. Oooh I could do with one right now :banana:
Lx

The Main Street Bakery cinnamon rolls are to die for!! I have to have one every trip!

Here is a pic I found on google:

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Linda67
04-26-2010, 10:31 AM
Happy Monday everyone :wave2:

Tonight we had a great evening planned with dinner at the Kona Café

Neither of us had ever been to the Polynesian Resort before so we decided that we would head over there early and check it out

After walking around the resort we thought it would be nice to grab a drink and head out to the pool area

So you may have noticed a picture of the wonderful Lapu Lapu in my opening post but here is a picture of me holding this alcoholic wonder to give you a sense of scale

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Yep, this drink is HUGE ………….. Two hands are required at all times :woohoo:

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‘Lapu Lapu - Myer's original dark rum and tropical fruit juices served in a fresh pineapple topped with Bacardi 151 rum’

The carved out Pineapple was full to the brim with liquid and it was quite a challenge walking out to the pool without spilling any

Note: If I had attempted to go and purchase a second one I doubt I would have managed this challenge :laughing:

This was a delicious drink and although there was probably enough alcohol in this one beverage to stun a small Elephant at the Animal Kingdom, I decided that as it was served in a whole fruit it’s gotta be good for you right? :rolleyes1

DH had a Coke and we sat outside chatting to a lovely American lady who had won her stay at the Poly (concierge level) in a competition – how cool is that ?

As the time approached for our ADR at Kona, we headed back inside and checked in for dinner. We were handed a buzzer which started flashing about 5 minutes later and we were led to a great little booth table at the edge of the restaurant

Our server was soon with us and offered to take our drink order. DH just wanted some water and I decided on one of these

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‘Kona Cool Sundown - a refreshing blend of vodka, Chambord, and cranberry juice’

Mmm, this was another great cocktail. It didn’t seem to be too heavy on the alcohol (just as well after my Lapu Lapu :rotfl2:) so it was a really light and refreshing drink

Before our appetizers were delivered our server brought us our Pineapple Bread

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‘Pineapple Bread & Macadamia Nut Butter’

I know that everyone always says this but this bread and butter is just wonderful :cloud9: We really wanted to finish it all but knew that we had a lot of food to get through so resisted the temptation

Soon our appetizers arrived and we must have been really hungry as we had already began to tuck in before I realised I hadn’t taken a picture :eek:

DHs – appetiser ……………..

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‘Pot Stickers - wok-seared duck dumplings with creamy ginger soy sauce’

I think that there was originally four or five of them?

And for me ………….

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‘Lump Crab Cakes - with Asian tartar sauce and pineapple relish’

DH loved, loved, loved the Pot Stickers. He said that they were very light and that the duck had a wonderful flavour :thumbsup2

The lump crab cakes were very generously filled but I have to say I found the breading a little heavy. DH tried one and disagreed so it was purely a personal taste issue. Overall we were both very impressed with the quality and freshness of both dishes and the sauces we were given were the perfect accompaniments

Time for our Entrees – here is DHs dish

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‘Pomegranate Barbecued Pork Chop served with pan-roasted fingerling potatoes and braised Swiss chard’

Now DH doesn’t usually get over excited by food but he couldn’t stop talking about how tasty this dish was and claimed that it was the best meal he had eaten all trip. It’s funny that the two dishes he seemed to enjoy most were both Pork (one at Boma and now this) He very rarely orders pork at home as he tend to find it quite dry (not a problem with either of these restaurants) Needless to say he cleared his plate

I decided on the Miso Glazed Mahi Mahi

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Miso Glazed Mahi-mahi - served with Asian noodles and baby bok choy

Everything was perfectly cooked and the fish was moist and delicately flavoured.

I love the taste of Miso but this flavour didn’t seem to come through at all which meant that the dish was perhaps a little under seasoned for my taste. The Bok Choy was well prepared and still had a nice crunch to it and the noodles were delightful

As always we were just too full to order a dessert which was a shame as everything that was being delivered to other tables looked wonderful

Would we go back to Kona? …………….. Definitely, the atmosphere was great, our server attentive and the food was fresh and beautifully presented. I don’t think I would order the Mahi Mahi again but there were so many other great options I would be sure to find something I liked. DH would certainly find it difficult not to order the Pork again and next time we will make sure we save room for dessert

popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:: out of popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:: from me but 5 out of 5 for DH

We left Kona very full and very happy and did a quick loop of the monorail (I love doing this in the evening when it is quite) before heading back to our car for the short trip back to our hotel

Coming Up Next …………….. A taste of Morocco at Epcot

wilma-bride
04-26-2010, 10:38 AM
Great update Linda, I had been really looking forward to reading your thoughts on Kona as it is our one and only ADR for August.

We are really looking forward to dinner there and I plan to order the pork so I'm glad to know that your DH enjoyed it :thumbsup2

PrincessBetsy
04-26-2010, 10:48 AM
Thanks for another wonderful update!! The Lapu Lapu is ridiculous! I have never seen a bigger drink. No worries though, because the pineapple makes it very healthy ;). Your food at Kona looks very good! We are thinking about trying if for breakfast one morning.

Linda67
04-26-2010, 10:56 AM
I have totally enjoyed reading this report! Everything looks scrumptious and there were a few things on here that I had never seen before. I am not much of a drinker but that gator drink looked fantastic! And the Hawaiian one?! WOW!!! I may have to try some next time.

Oh you must give them a go - you are on vacation so go for it :cool1:

Yyyyuummmmyy! Thanks for all of the awesome reviews. I finally caught up (I've been busy earning free WDW gift cards on quickrewards!), and I'm looking forward to more!

And thanks for the reviews of the mini golf courses, sorry that you had to sacrifice yourself and let your hubby win! I really love mini golf, and since a voucher comes w/the package, when we go for my birthday in December, we will be going to the Summerland/Winterland course.

You are very welcome - enjoy the golf :thumbsup2

Great update Linda, I had been really looking forward to reading your thoughts on Kona as it is our one and only ADR for August.

We are really looking forward to dinner there and I plan to order the pork so I'm glad to know that your DH enjoyed it :thumbsup2

Kona is great, you will love it there Joh :goodvibes

Thanks for another wonderful update!! The Lapu Lapu is ridiculous! I have never seen a bigger drink. No worries though, because the pineapple makes it very healthy ;). Your food at Kona looks very good! We are thinking about trying if for breakfast one morning.

The Lapu Lapu is certainly not for the faint hearted :rotfl:

Linda, there is a Cinnabon in London. In fact, there is possibly more than one but I'm fairly sure there is one in the Trocadero Centre :thumbsup2

UKDEB made some cinnamon rolls last weekend when we went up there for a BBQ - they were absolutely delicious :love:

This is very exciting news - I am going to try and track one down :yay:

BABY_EINSTEIN'S_MOM
04-26-2010, 11:14 AM
I love reading about all of your great dining choices!! We can't wait to visit the Poly and try some of those wonderful dishes/drinks!

As far as that tasty Lapu Lapu..:)...can you order one when you are eating at Kona (or O'hana), or do you have to get it from the bar?

Cat0727
04-26-2010, 12:03 PM
Woo hoo you got a lapu lapu :woohoo: I agree, they are so strong, aren't they? I couldn't finish mine last time we were there for lunch so I gave it to my bf. And even though I didn't drink the whole thing, I still was a bit dizzy! :laughing: It wore off quickly, good thing- I didn't want to be loopy when we went back to MK :upsidedow

Linda67
04-26-2010, 01:41 PM
I love reading about all of your great dining choices!! We can't wait to visit the Poly and try some of those wonderful dishes/drinks!

As far as that tasty Lapu Lapu..:)...can you order one when you are eating at Kona (or O'hana), or do you have to get it from the bar?

Thanks so much for reading :) you will be pleased to know that you can indeed order a Lapu Lapu at the Kona Cafe as well as from the Tambu Lounge at the Poly

Linda67
04-26-2010, 01:45 PM
Woo hoo you got a lapu lapu :woohoo: I agree, they are so strong, aren't they? I couldn't finish mine last time we were there for lunch so I gave it to my bf. And even though I didn't drink the whole thing, I still was a bit dizzy! :laughing: It wore off quickly, good thing- I didn't want to be loopy when we went back to MK :upsidedow

I didn't have any trouble finishing my Lapu Lapu :) I like to think that I had been in training for this moment since arriving in Orlando the previous week ;)

dizneeat
04-26-2010, 02:26 PM
And another great update, Linda!
:worship: You actually had a Lapu Lapu AND another cocktail! Wow! You're my kind of girl! :rotfl2:
I have never attempted the Lapu Lapu - I always settle for the Backscratcher - well, it comes with a free souvenir, can't turn that down! :rotfl:
Loved your food choices, we have had the same items and they are soooooooo good. The bread is a temptation in itself! I could make a meal out of it, :goodvibes

Can't wait for more!

Summer-Caitlin
04-26-2010, 02:36 PM
Just loving your reviews. I LOVE Kona too, that pork chop looked fab. The thing I find about pork chops is there is no eating on them as they are mainly fat. Did your DH find this pork chop to be different! It certainly sounds like a meal I would like to order.

I also need to have a Cinnabon now, can you believe I walked right past that place at Universal and didn't go in, OMG, that will be rectified in September;)

BTW those muffins look awesome!

mamaboogie
04-26-2010, 04:43 PM
Great update Linda!

We are also going to Kona on our first full day at WDW in August. I may have to try a lapu lapu!:rotfl:

I'm trying to lose some weight before our trip so why oh why am I torturing myself by looking at food porn??:sad2: Especially all the pastries (yes Joh! I'm talking about you too!:lmao:)

Keep up the good work!:thumbsup2

wilma-bride
04-27-2010, 01:10 AM
Great update Linda!

We are also going to Kona on our first full day at WDW in August. I may have to try a lapu lapu!:rotfl:

I'm trying to lose some weight before our trip so why oh why am I torturing myself by looking at food porn??:sad2: Especially all the pastries (yes Joh! I'm talking about you too!:lmao:)

Keep up the good work!:thumbsup2

I'm the same - I avoided this board like the plague since I was trrying to lose weight and it hasn't worked so I'm also torturing myself daily. Share the pain, that's what I say :rotfl2:

Linda67
04-27-2010, 04:24 AM
And another great update, Linda!
:worship: You actually had a Lapu Lapu AND another cocktail! Wow! You're my kind of girl! :rotfl2:
I have never attempted the Lapu Lapu - I always settle for the Backscratcher - well, it comes with a free souvenir, can't turn that down! :rotfl:
Loved your food choices, we have had the same items and they are soooooooo good. The bread is a temptation in itself! I could make a meal out of it, :goodvibes

Can't wait for more!

Thanks Karin, hope to get time for a quick Epcot review today :thumbsup2

Just loving your reviews. I LOVE Kona too, that pork chop looked fab. The thing I find about pork chops is there is no eating on them as they are mainly fat. Did your DH find this pork chop to be different! It certainly sounds like a meal I would like to order.

I also need to have a Cinnabon now, can you believe I walked right past that place at Universal and didn't go in, OMG, that will be rectified in September;)

BTW those muffins look awesome!

Hello and thanks for reading :yay: I asked DH about the chop and he tells me that it wasn't fatty at all. He isn't a fan of really fatty meat and he loved this dinner :lovestruc

Great update Linda!

We are also going to Kona on our first full day at WDW in August. I may have to try a lapu lapu!:rotfl:

I'm trying to lose some weight before our trip so why oh why am I torturing myself by looking at food porn??:sad2: Especially all the pastries (yes Joh! I'm talking about you too!:lmao:)

Keep up the good work!:thumbsup2

Thanks, I am sure you will have a great trip and just remember, Disney calories don't count :laughing:

jamjar84
04-27-2010, 04:58 AM
I've just caught up with your report and really enjoyed it Linda, though now I am starving!! LOL

Can't wait to read more. :)