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MacFam4
05-15-2010, 09:45 AM
Hi everyone :wave2: I decided to go ahead and start my PTR now, basically because I'm just so excited that I HAVE to do something :woohoo: We're flying out on May 21st, arriving at POFQ that evening. We're spending 9 glorious nights at Disney, and, well, did I mention how excited I am!!

The cast includes me- Disney lover and complete and total trip planner/organizer/drill sergeant. OK, I gave up the drill sergeant part after almost killing my family on our first trip because I almost walked us to death :sick: I've come to relax a lot more, basically because my DH refused to go back with me if we didn't slow down some. This will be our 4th trip, so we've learned what we like, don't care for, and there's still new stuff to try.

DH- he's not a Disney lover like I am, but he's ready for this vacation too. During our trip in 08 we were on the dining plan for the first time, and he really enjoyed eating well :thumbsup2 So he did have input on our dining choices this time around.

DS13- this boy can eat :eek: He's tall and built like an athlete, and can totally put away some food. He's looking forward to SWW, and FOOD.

DS9- he's looking forward to SWW and visiting Blizzard Beach for the first time. He's a lover of water parks (even though he's not much of a swimmer), and hanging out by the pool.

So that's us...oh, did I mention that we're from Louisiana? So we're used to really good food :love:

Here's the line up:
TS
Biergarten
Chef's De France
Sci-Fi
'Ohana Breakfast
The Wave
Narcoossee's
Kouzzina
Boma

CS: (possibly)
Sunshine Season's
Tangerine Cafe
Starring Rolls
Columbia Harbor House
Flame Tree BBQ
Food court at POFQ

They will all be new experiences for us, except for Sci-Fi (the boys pick), Boma, and 'Ohana.

I also plan on trying either a Grand Marnier or a Gray Goose Slushie for the first time, they look super yummy!

So that's it...I'll report when we return!

One more thing...I have a photobucket account but I have no clue how to post pics :confused: Any help would be appreciated!

Questions and comments are welcome :wizard:

KatMark
05-15-2010, 02:33 PM
Hi everyone :wave2: I decided to go ahead and start my PTR now, basically because I'm just so excited that I HAVE to do something :woohoo: We're flying out on May 21st, arriving at POFQ that evening. We're spending 9 glorious nights at Disney, and, well, did I mention how excited I am!!

The cast includes me- Disney lover and complete and total trip planner/organizer/drill sergeant. OK, I gave up the drill sergeant part after almost killing my family on our first trip because I almost walked us to death :sick: I've come to relax a lot more, basically because my DH refused to go back with me if we didn't slow down some. This will be our 4th trip, so we've learned what we like, don't care for, and there's still new stuff to try.

DH- he's not a Disney lover like I am, but he's ready for this vacation too. During our trip in 08 we were on the dining plan for the first time, and he really enjoyed eating well :thumbsup2 So he did have input on our dining choices this time around.

DS13- this boy can eat :eek: He's tall and built like an athlete, and can totally put away some food. He's looking forward to SWW, and FOOD.

DS9- he's looking forward to SWW and visiting Blizzard Beach for the first time. He's a lover of water parks (even though he's not much of a swimmer), and hanging out by the pool.

So that's us...oh, did I mention that we're from Louisiana? So we're used to really good food :love:

Here's the line up:
TS
Biergarten
Chef's De France
Sci-Fi
'Ohana Breakfast
The Wave
Narcoossee's
Kouzzina
Boma

CS: (possibly)
Sunshine Season's
Tangerine Cafe
Starring Rolls
Columbia Harbor House
Flame Tree BBQ
Food court at POFQ

They will all be new experiences for us, except for Sci-Fi (the boys pick), Boma, and 'Ohana.

I also plan on trying either a Grand Marnier or a Gray Goose Slushie for the first time, they look super yummy!

So that's it...I'll report when we return!

One more thing...I have a photobucket account but I have no clue how to post pics :confused: Any help would be appreciated!

Questions and comments are welcome :wizard:

I'm in! You have a great line up. When you go into Photobucket and have downloaded your pictures, go to the picture you want and there will be a list underneath it of what should be 4 different options of copying and pasting. You will click on the IMG Code, then right click to copy and then right click to paste in your post.

MacFam4
05-15-2010, 11:53 PM
Thank you for the help! Maybe I'll play with photobucket tomorrow and see what I can do. I plan on taking lots of food pics this trip...I've already told my hubby we will not eat it until I snap it ;)

MacFam4
06-01-2010, 10:15 AM
We just got back Sunday afternoon, which always makes me a little sad :sad1: But we had a truly marvelous time and we ate extremely well :thumbsup2

We had to make a few changes to our dining plan, which I'll explain as we go along.

First, just a couple of comments before I get the dining reviews started. It was HOT and crowded! You hear me? Crowded! We've always visited over Thanksgiving week and I'm familiar with those types of crowds. I just didn't expect it to be this crowded. It all worked out fine thanks to my handy dandy touring plan, but still. As far as it being hot, we live in Louisiana so the weather is pretty much the same here. I just haven't had much of a chance to get out in the heat yet, so we got a crash course, I guess you could say. I do know that I have absolutely no intentions of visiting in July or August :eek:

Anyway, on with the show. My intentions were to enjoy our first Disney meal when we arrived at POFQ on the evening of the 21st. However, due to some nasty weather in Atlanta (which was our connecting flight), we were routed through Dallas instead. No problem except it put us arriving at MCO about 4 hours later than planned. So we had dinner at the Dallas airport, and arrived at POFQ around 1:00am on the 22nd, not getting in bed until 2:00am.

Now if there's one rule that we follow while at Disney, it's to make rope drop. You can get so much accomplished in those couple of hours. I don't care if we only spend part of the day at the park, we make rope drop. However, since we didn't get to bed until 2:00am Saturday morning, there was no way we were going to get there that early. We slept in a little and arrived at the park around 1030. We decided to have breakfast at Sunshine Seasons, so I guess this is where my reviews will begin!

Sunshine Seasons Breakfast- DH, DS13 and myself ordered the breakfast platter, which consisted of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, and a biscuit. The food was just OK. DS13 loved the potatoes though. I didn't even eat all of mine. I do need to mention though that I woke up with a really bad headache, which did change some plans later in the day. DS9 had a huge cinnamon roll and ate every little morsel. I forgot to take pics of breakfast, but it wasn't anything great anyway. Sorry about that!

Our lunch plans were to eat at the Tangeriene Cafe. We have eaten and Restaurant Marrakesh adn enjoyed it, so we decided to hit up the counter service. Let me mention first though that my headache had turned into a full blown migraine by this point. I needed to eat something and take my drugs, I mean pain medication :rolleyes1 If I can get my medication quick enough, the migrain will go away and not ruin the rest of the day, so this is what I was hoping for.

Anyway, we stop at the Tangeriene Cafe and ordered very quickly while the boys found us a nice table outside. I ordered the vegetable plate which was very tasty. Turns out I'm quite a fan of hummus! The falafel tasted a bit weird to me...kind of fishy :confused: DH ordered the slider plate and ate every little bit, while DS13 ordered the lamb. He ate most of it, except the hummus, which I volunteered to take off his hands. DS9 ordered the cheeseburger, but ate some lamb off of his dad's and brother's plate. They really should offere something a bit more adventurous for the kids, along with the standard burger and chicken nuggets. We all LOVED the baklava!!!! :love: It would have been perfect with a nice hot cup of coffee, but it was too hot outside for that :upsidedow By this point, I had started feeling so bad that we decided to go back to the resort and nap and let the boys swim a bit. We had dinner ressies at the Biergarten, and if my migraine didn't go away, we would have to cancel :headache:

Well, I have to run to the grocery store and do a couple of other things, so I'll write more later.

Next up...pics of the Tangerience Cafe and review of the Biergarten!

KatMark
06-01-2010, 10:22 AM
Welcome back. Great start. I can't wait to read your review of Biergarten -- one of our favorites. :)

MacFam4
06-01-2010, 03:11 PM
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Here's a picture of us, just so you know what we look like ;) Remember this was my migraine day, so I'm not looking so hot :rolleyes1

Anyway, on to more pics from the Tangerine Cafe

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This is my vegetable plate...wishing I had some hummus right now.

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DH's slider plate...he ate it all, plus my leftovers :rolleyes:

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DS13's lamb plate.

I didn't take a pic of DS9's cheeseburger because, well, it looked just like any other cheeseburger :upsidedow


After we went back to the room, I took a nice nap while the boys swam in the pool. I woke up feeling considerably better, so we were headed back to Epcot for our dinner ressie at the Biergarten. Did I mention we were celebrating my DH 36th birthday this trip? :wizard:

Anyway, we arrive in Germany and await to be seated with our table mates. Incase you didn't know, you are seated with another party (the tables hold 8), just like a real Biergarten in Germany. We were lucky enough to be seated with two older couples traveling together from Pennsylvania. They were probably around my parents age, and were very nice to talk to :) I could imagine how this would be slightly awkard if your table mates were unfriendly.

Before I give my review of the Biergarten, there's something very important that you must know...we actually lived in Germany for 3 years, so we have most definitely consumed genuine, authentic, delicious German food!! Also please keep in mind that I was recovering from a migraine and this may have affected my tastebuds somehow :sick:

So here we go with the Biergarten review...I personally found the food to be decent, but not wonderful. I really wanted to enjoy this meal, and I did, but not as much as I thought. For one, I'm not much of a meat eater, although there were plenty of other selections. Two, the schnitzel really wasn't very good at all. I understand they just changed it to chicken, when it's typically pork. It was very chewy and somewhat tasteless. But, my DH really enjoyed the meal, and DS13 claimed it to be the best buffet he had ever eaten :thumbsup2 DS9 ate quite a bit as well, even the herring salad :eek: Would I eat here again? Sure, I would give it another go. I didn't take any pics of the food because I didn't want our table mates to think I was a nut case, but here's a couple of shots of the inside of the restaurant.

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This one is kind of dark and hard to see, but I LOVED the atmoshere. Very authentic.

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The band was entertaining, and they called everyone celebrating a birthday by name and sang to them. My DH also received a birthday card and a gingerbread cookie.

That's it for Saturday at Epcot! Up next...HS for Star Wars Weekends. Lunch at Starring Rolls, dinner at Sci-Fi.

bluejasmine
06-01-2010, 03:41 PM
Cant wait to see the rest!

MacFam4
06-01-2010, 07:15 PM
Sunday, May 23rd- My DH birthday!!!! We woke up bright and early and headed to HS for Star Wars Weekends. The boys are big fans of Boba Fett, so when they found out he was the center of attention for this year's SWW, they were both super happy :woohoo:

Actually, on a side note, my family didn't want to make this trip to Disney :scared1: I had to bribe them with SWW! I would visit WDW every single year if I could, but my family is starting to wear thin of it I'm afraid. I may have to find another Disser who would want to hang out :)

This was the first picture with a Star Wars character that we took.
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My boys tease me because I'm not much taller that the Ewok :rolleyes:

We had lunch at Starring Rolls Cafe. I forgot to take pictures again, I guess we were too hungry and dug in before I remembered. Anyway, we had the ham and turkey sandwiches, which were absolutely gigantic!!! You may want to consider splitting one of these because they're so huge! They were quite tasty and hit the spot. After seeing pics on here of the Butterfinger cupcake I knew I had to try one, and I was not disappointed!!!! :love: Loved it! Again though, it was huge and I actually shared it with both of the boys. I believe there was also a fruit tulip and chocolate eclair somewhere in the mix. This is a great counter service meal and I think it's one of the better options for CS in the park. One draw back though...even though we were eating relatively early, about 11:00am, they were crammed packed. It was confusing in there because you couldn't really see what was going on, and it's such a tiny space. We finally found a table, but seating is quite limited as well.

We had dinner ressies that evening at the Sci-Fi. We ate here on our last trip in 08, and the boys chose this place again. We love the atmosphere...it's very nice to go into a dark, air conditioned restaurant after spending hours in the hot sun. I don't find the food all that tasty, but that's OK. Again, I forgot to take pics until way after everyone started eating, plus it was dark, do I didn't even bother.We actually checked in early, and after a bit of a wait, we were called to our car. We had a couple of hitch hikers who sat behind us, and it was a little weird being able to hear their conversation. It may have been even weirder for them to hear OUR conversation :laughing:

I ordered the shrimp pasta, minus the olives. I'm not a big fan of olives, and that coupled with artichoke hearts and feta cheese is a bit strong for me. It was decent enough and I ate most of it. My DH ordered the seared marinated tofu. Personally, I think it sounds pretty darn yucky. However, he declared the tofu excellent :eek: He also mentioned that if you're considering trying it, do NOT be afraid!! He was extremely pleased. DS13 had the chicken sandwich and DS9 had the meaty macaroni.

For dessert, I had the most delicious peanut butter chocolate cake. This was worth the trip to Sci-Fi for me! Heavenly :littleangel: I do admit I have a weakness for peanut butter and chocolate though. DH had the apple cobbler, and DS13 had the cheesecake. They both ate it up with none to spare.

Since I forgot to take pics of the food, here's a couple of the restaurant.

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Also, let me go ahead and mention the food court at POFQ. . We only ate there a few mornings for breakfast, no lunch or dinner. We tried chocolate chip pancakes, breakfast platters, croissant sandwiches, cream cheese and cherry danishes, and cinnamon rolls. All was very good, and I especially like the croissant. We walked through a couple of times at dinner and the portions looked adequate and quite tasty.

Next up....'Ohana Breakfast, Columbia Harbor House, and The Wave.

Symans3honeybees
06-02-2010, 10:52 AM
Can't wait to read the rest of your reviews!! Happy belated birthday to your DH :thumbsup2

danalee
06-02-2010, 11:02 AM
I'm jumping in!!

:goodvibesI'll go with ya on future trips, I fear my guys will do the same to me soon :sad2:

MacFam4
06-04-2010, 05:18 PM
Thanks to those of you who have been reading :) I am having terrible internet problems so uploading my pics has been impossible. Hopefully this weekend I can finish my dining report!

Still lots to come....

MacFam4
06-04-2010, 05:20 PM
I'm jumping in!!

:goodvibesI'll go with ya on future trips, I fear my guys will do the same to me soon :sad2:

Seriously, my guys don't want to go back :sad2: Well, my 9 year old probably would, but my 13 year old prefers Universal Studios. Hubby wants to wait like 5 years, but I'm pretty sure I can't wait that long:rolleyes1

pooch
06-04-2010, 11:25 PM
only DD will come now and she's taking a year long internship and won't be able to join me this year :sad1:. My brother, whom I so love, is taking her place (if he backs out, I'll kill him!!!) So I, too, can be available if you need a buddy! Enjoying your report & you've gone to many of the places I'm taking DB. Looking forward to more.

SweetSpot
06-04-2010, 11:57 PM
I'll go with you. My family goes for just the rides, really picky eaters so I am dying to actualy get inside and eat in a restaurant there and don't want to go alone. Sooooo, if they dump you next time, I'm there!

Love the report thank you!

danalee
06-05-2010, 10:06 AM
we need to start a support group..."for folks that there family left them hanging on WDW trips!" :lmao:

MacFam4
06-05-2010, 11:43 AM
Let's see now where did I leave off...Oh, yes, Monday May 24th, Magic Kindgom Day :wizard:

We had breakfast ressies early that morning at 'Ohana's at the Polynesian Resort. We had planned to eat breakfast with plenty of time to hop on the monorail and still be at Magic Kingdom for rope drop. BUT, on our way there, the monorail was delayed for a maintainance inspection and we were really late. However, the monorail guys did call the resorts and let them know.

We've had this breakfast before, on our very first trip in 05. I have to say, it's one of my favorites because you still get to see the characters, you can still eat all you want of some very good food, and best of all, they bring the food to you!!! So you don't have to worry about getting up to refill your plate and missing a character.

Now, I forgot to take pics of food again :mad: What I think happened is we were late to begin with and we were getting hungry, so no pics. However, I'll give you a run down of what we had. That start off bringing you drinks and some very yummy sticky pineapple bread. The juice that they serve is absolutely delicious, and I'm not even a big juice drinker! We also received some fresh fruit. The main meal comes served in a very large serving platter, and consists of biscuits, scrambled eggs, bacon, breakfast sausage, potatoes, and Mickey waffles. Plenty of food!! You can ask for as many servings as you like, so it is all you can eat.

As for the character's, we saw Mickey, Pluto, Lilo and Stitch. Stitch and Mickey Mouse overlooked us and went on to another section. We told our waitress, and both Mickey and Stitch did come right back over. We got quick pics and autographs and were on our way. Now, I think the Poly is a beautiful resort and I usually like to take pics, but we had to get to the Magic Kingdom!

Since I forgot to take pics of our food, here's a couple with the characters.

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Unfortunately, I have to work for a few hours today, so that's it for now.

Coming up next..Columbia Harbor House and The Wave.

KatMark
06-05-2010, 11:57 AM
Love the pics of the characters with your family. :)

vettegirl
06-05-2010, 12:44 PM
The Ohana pictures with Stitch are so cute! I am going to have to try breakfast there as I love the Poly, Stitch,and good food!

MacFam4
06-05-2010, 11:20 PM
Alrighty, now that I've gotten some real life stuff out of the way today, like work, dinner, and groceries....back to the dining review :yay:

Let's see....ever notice how your memory starts getting bad the older you get? I'm only 36. I thought this would happen much later in life. Any whoo...

After a wonderful morning at MK, we decided we needed some lunch. Oh, side note- Space Mtn is super dark now!!!!! And still rough! I was calling out for my chiropracter while I was on that ride :lmao: I was certain I needed an adjustment right then and there :rotfl:

OK, so we end up having lunch at Columbia Harbor House. I had the hummus sandwich with brocolli slaw. LOVED it! The multi-grain bread just tops it off. DH had the tuna sandwich, which I tried, but it tasted a bit too fishy for me. By the way, DH does not understand how or why I declare some fish too fishy. Am I the only one who likes fish, but not fishy fish?? :confused3 He liked his tuna sandwich well enough though. DS13 ordered the BLT salad, which he really shouldn't have done. He's not much of a salad eater, but he doesn't like tuna, or fried foods, so I guess he thought he didn't have much of a choice. He still ate most of it, and coupled with his dessert, he was full enough. I can't for the life of me remember what DS9 had. We ate upstairs and was able to rest for a few minutes and enjoy the A/C.

We decided shortly after lunch that we needed to go back to the resort. Both myself and DS9 were about to have a mini-melt down, so back to the resort we went. We were just all hot and tired (or atleast I was), and DS9 wanted to take a swim. I'm not proud of all most having a melt down, but atleast I could recognize it and try to prevent it :rolleyes1

So after some much needed rest, we head over to the Contemporary Resort for dinner at The Wave. We really liked the decor inside, a bit more classy I guess than some of the other restaurants. I will say they we were wearing our regular park attire, since we were headed back to MK after dinner, and I felt slightly under dressed. Anyone else feel that way? The service was a bit slow, but our waiter was very nice.

So here's some pics:

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I ordered this, the chili rubbed flank steak with avacado mousse, potatoes, and greens. This was a very, very tasty dish, and I'm not much of a steak eater. I would have preferred a bit more of the avacado mousse, but the steak itself was seasoned really well. The potatoes were very good as well, and the greens were just OK. Honestly, by the time I ate the steak and potatoes, I was pretty full anyway. I do have to say that the portions were not all that large. It was plenty for me, especially since I knew dessert was involved. But if you're a really big eater, you may have room for an appetizer.

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Sorry about this pic being sideways, but it was DH's fish of the day. It was mahi mahi and something else...I had never heard of it. He thought this meal was :worship::thumbsup2 I did taste the broth, and it was super good!!! I thought he might lick the plate!!

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DS13 ordered the chicken pot pie. As you can see, it's not your traditional pot pie, which our server kindly explained when he ordered it. He ate every little drop as well. I just took his word for it, because I have an adversion to chicken with a bone in it :rolleyes::eek: It's very strange, I know. I did mention earlier in the report that I'm not much of a meat eater, so there ya go.

DS9 ordered the fish dish from the kid's menu. He apparently does like fishy fish because he ate all types of fish on this trip. Even that herring salad that I mentioned earlier. I didn't take a pic of his, sorry.

The desserts here were quite interesting. I have to say that I really liked being able to sample three different desserts. Each one was about 2 bites each, so that's plenty really. Here's a couple of pics:

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Here's a pic of DS9 at the entrance to the restaurant. We also thought the blue lounge where you can get a drink and wait for your pager to go off was very chic as well.
http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae210/m_mckinney74/Disney2010May21-29680.jpg

MacFam4
06-06-2010, 12:01 AM
Since I'm on a roll here, I thought I would keep trucking on with this report :cool1:

Tuesday was our water park day. Since we have always visited in November, and we don't like being wet and cold at the same time, we have never visited a waterpark on site. So, we decided to go to Blizzard Beach! Since this is a dining report, I won't go into much detail, except that this was one of the best waterparks I've ever been to :cool2: I loved the fact that shade was abundant, and they did a great job keeping the walkways cooled off. I did get horribly tired climbing all of those stairs, but it was a fun filled day none the less.

After a full day at BB, we went back to our room and showered and headed to Downtown Disney. One of our favorite places to eat is Wolfgang Puck Express. We find the food to be the best CS on property. Here's what we had:

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I had the BBQ chicken pizza. Oooooh, this was very tangy and flavorful! The BBQ sauce was subtle and not over bearing, and the crust was just thin enough to be perfect. The pizza is a little large, so if you're having dessert, two people could probably share.

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DH had the Rosemary Chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy. Again, he ate every little morsel and declared it a winner :woohoo: He also had the creme brulee for dessert...no complaints!


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DS13 had a sandwich of some sort with sweet potato fries. We all LOVE sweet potato fries, and these were top notch. Of course he cleaned his plate, and had frozen yogurt with Reece's pieces on top.


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DS9 had the spaghetti and meatballs. The person taking our order told us he could order off of the adult menu, so he did. Of course he couldn't eat it all, but he put a major dent in it. He is a true lover of spaghetti and meatballs. He had that for dinner tonight, as a matter of fact ;)


Well folks, my eyes are getting tired so I think I'm going to call it a night. Up next...a special breakfast treat, lunch at WPE again, and Narcoossee's!!!!!

MacFam4
06-06-2010, 12:03 AM
Love the pics of the characters with your family. :)

Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!

MacFam4
06-06-2010, 12:05 AM
The Ohana pictures with Stitch are so cute! I am going to have to try breakfast there as I love the Poly, Stitch,and good food!

We've eaten at several character buffets, and we like this one the best. The food is good, and it's just so much more relaxing! Have you had dinner at 'Ohana? Oh. My. Gosh. We ate so much there on our last trip, I thought they were going to have to roll us out the door. It was shameful, but they just kept bringing the food and it was all so good!!!

MacFam4
06-06-2010, 12:10 AM
only DD will come now and she's taking a year long internship and won't be able to join me this year :sad1:. My brother, whom I so love, is taking her place (if he backs out, I'll kill him!!!) So I, too, can be available if you need a buddy! Enjoying your report & you've gone to many of the places I'm taking DB. Looking forward to more.

I'm hoping your brother doesn't back out!! Not sure how the judge and jury would rule your case...not everyone takes Disney trips as seriously as we do :laughing: When are you going?

MacFam4
06-06-2010, 12:13 AM
we need to start a support group..."for folks that there family left them hanging on WDW trips!" :lmao:

I think you're on to something with that support group :grouphug:

Linda67
06-06-2010, 01:07 AM
Great reviews.
The pizza at WPE is wonderful isn't it :banana:

MacFam4
06-06-2010, 11:29 AM
Great reviews.
The pizza at WPE is wonderful isn't it :banana:

It really is wonderful :thumbsup2 I ordered a BBQ chicken pizza from a local pizza place last night for dinner. It was really good, but no food tastes as good as it does at Disney World ;)

pooch
06-06-2010, 12:14 PM
I'm hoping your brother doesn't back out!! Not sure how the judge and jury would rule your case...not everyone takes Disney trips as seriously as we do :laughing: When are you going?

9/4 thru 9/11. I haven't booked our flights yet but I can't hold out much longer - still hoping for lower fares!!! And DD has already warned her uncle about me & Disney. " Now Uncle Tom, just go where she tells you, when she tells you and you'll be fine - really - she knows what she's doing!"

And that Rosemary Chicken at WPE looks divine!! We have ressies at WPC the night we go to SW but I'm wondering whether we should just use CS instead. Then we could keep our Kona breakfast ressies - hop the Lynx bus at TTC to SW and then go to DTD afterwards (bus also stops there). Hmm, sounds like the makings of a plan!

ellie0311
06-06-2010, 12:28 PM
I don't like chicken (or any other meat for that matter) on the bone. You are not strange. ;) I wanted to order the Pot Pie at the Wave in Dec 2008 but was put off when the waitress mentioned the bone. Ick! Thanks for the pic, I have always wondered what it looked like.

MacFam4
06-06-2010, 02:59 PM
9/4 thru 9/11. I haven't booked our flights yet but I can't hold out much longer - still hoping for lower fares!!! And DD has already warned her uncle about me & Disney. " Now Uncle Tom, just go where she tells you, when she tells you and you'll be fine - really - she knows what she's doing!"

And that Rosemary Chicken at WPE looks divine!! We have ressies at WPC the night we go to SW but I'm wondering whether we should just use CS instead. Then we could keep our Kona breakfast ressies - hop the Lynx bus at TTC to SW and then go to DTD afterwards (bus also stops there). Hmm, sounds like the makings of a plan!

I've never eaten at WPC, but like I said, we really enjoy WPE. Plus they have waiters who actually bring the food to you, will get your drink refills, etc. so it's a pretty relaxing CS meal.

Maybe someone else could give you advice on WPC, but I would keep your ressie for Kona breakfast.

MacFam4
06-06-2010, 03:01 PM
I don't like chicken (or any other meat for that matter) on the bone. You are not strange. ;) I wanted to order the Pot Pie at the Wave in Dec 2008 but was put off when the waitress mentioned the bone. Ick! Thanks for the pic, I have always wondered what it looked like.

Ah, so I'm not the only one :thumbsup2 My DH thinks if one won't eaten meat on a bone, they shouldn't eat meat at all. The thought of eating a chicken leg or ribs completely grosses me out :sick:

MacFam4
06-06-2010, 03:04 PM
9/4 thru 9/11. I haven't booked our flights yet but I can't hold out much longer - still hoping for lower fares!!! And DD has already warned her uncle about me & Disney. " Now Uncle Tom, just go where she tells you, when she tells you and you'll be fine - really - she knows what she's doing!"

And that Rosemary Chicken at WPE looks divine!! We have ressies at WPC the night we go to SW but I'm wondering whether we should just use CS instead. Then we could keep our Kona breakfast ressies - hop the Lynx bus at TTC to SW and then go to DTD afterwards (bus also stops there). Hmm, sounds like the makings of a plan!

Sounds like your daughter gives expert advice :goodvibes Tell Uncle Tom that I agree with your daughter :rotfl:

That's pretty much what the rest of my family does though. They wake up in the morning and ask where we're going, where we're eating, etc. They're literally just along for the ride :rolleyes1

MacFam4
06-06-2010, 04:55 PM
9/4 thru 9/11. I haven't booked our flights yet but I can't hold out much longer - still hoping for lower fares!!! And DD has already warned her uncle about me & Disney. " Now Uncle Tom, just go where she tells you, when she tells you and you'll be fine - really - she knows what she's doing!"

And that Rosemary Chicken at WPE looks divine!! We have ressies at WPC the night we go to SW but I'm wondering whether we should just use CS instead. Then we could keep our Kona breakfast ressies - hop the Lynx bus at TTC to SW and then go to DTD afterwards (bus also stops there). Hmm, sounds like the makings of a plan!

Sounds like your daughter gives expert advice :goodvibes Tell Uncle Tom that I agree with your daughter :rotfl:

That's pretty much what the rest of my family does though. They wake up in the morning and ask where we're going, where we're eating, etc. They're literally just along for the ride :rolleyes1

MacFam4
06-06-2010, 04:56 PM
9/4 thru 9/11. I haven't booked our flights yet but I can't hold out much longer - still hoping for lower fares!!! And DD has already warned her uncle about me & Disney. " Now Uncle Tom, just go where she tells you, when she tells you and you'll be fine - really - she knows what she's doing!"

And that Rosemary Chicken at WPE looks divine!! We have ressies at WPC the night we go to SW but I'm wondering whether we should just use CS instead. Then we could keep our Kona breakfast ressies - hop the Lynx bus at TTC to SW and then go to DTD afterwards (bus also stops there). Hmm, sounds like the makings of a plan!

I've never eaten at WPC, but like I said, we really enjoy WPE. Plus they have waiters who actually bring the food to you, will get your drink refills, etc. so it's a pretty relaxing CS meal.

Maybe someone else could give you advice on WPC, but I would keep your ressie for Kona breakfast.

pooch
06-07-2010, 12:27 PM
I've never eaten at WPC, but like I said, we really enjoy WPE. Plus they have waiters who actually bring the food to you, will get your drink refills, etc. so it's a pretty relaxing CS meal.

Maybe someone else could give you advice on WPC, but I would keep your ressie for Kona breakfast.

and did enjoy it but, as you point out, WPE is like a TS for the price of a CS. By going there instead of the Cafe, it frees up a TS to have breakfast at Kona. I think a big breakfast & a great dinner will allow us to tour SW without spending a lot on food there (can you tell I'm cheap?!?!)

catne
06-07-2010, 06:39 PM
:thumbsup2lovin' your reviews...great pics, too (cute kiddos, fer sure.)

And I know exactly what you mean about not liking "fishy" fish...me, too! I'll eat tilapia, cod, crab, shrimp & lobster. And that's about it. Everything else tastes too fishy, lol. Rest of my family (at least the ones who like fish) have no problem with "fishy" fish, it's just me. But you are not alone:thumbsup2

MacFam4
06-07-2010, 08:40 PM
:mad: :sad2: I'm so frustrated!!! I wrote a review yesterday, downloaded pics, the whole nine yards, then my internet died on me :scared1: So much work, wasted. Anyway, I'll get to it later, but my internet is awful. If anyone is considering getting Hughes Net (satellite), run in the other direction! We live out in the country, so it's either Hughes Net, or dial up. Just can't go back to dial up.

Anyway, I'll finish up when I have more time. :surfweb:

Here's what you have to look forward to though:

Goofy's Candy Co
WPE (again)
Narcoosee's
Sunshine Season's
Chef's De France
50's Prime Time Cafe
Boma

See ya soon :yay:

MacFam4
06-07-2010, 08:43 PM
:thumbsup2lovin' your reviews...great pics, too (cute kiddos, fer sure.)

And I know exactly what you mean about not liking "fishy" fish...me, too! I'll eat tilapia, cod, crab, shrimp & lobster. And that's about it. Everything else tastes too fishy, lol. Rest of my family (at least the ones who like fish) have no problem with "fishy" fish, it's just me. But you are not alone:thumbsup2

Yay!!!! Another disliker of fishy fish!!!! I'll have to inform DH that I'm not the only one out there ;) Perhaps I'm not so weird after all :)

MacFam4
06-07-2010, 08:55 PM
and did enjoy it but, as you point out, WPE is like a TS for the price of a CS. By going there instead of the Cafe, it frees up a TS to have breakfast at Kona. I think a big breakfast & a great dinner will allow us to tour SW without spending a lot on food there (can you tell I'm cheap?!?!)

If you were cheap, you wouldn't be going to Disney :laughing: A very wise woman once told me, "cheap is good, but free is better". Maybe one day we'll make it over for free dining :thumbsup2

pooch
06-08-2010, 11:09 AM
If you were cheap, you wouldn't be going to Disney :laughing: A very wise woman once told me, "cheap is good, but free is better". Maybe one day we'll make it over for free dining :thumbsup2

When the whole family went in 2006, we got the ORIGINAL free dining discount ($1900 in free food!), spent a day in US/IOA "free" with leftover tickets from a trip in 1999 AND had coupons from the Entertainment book for a free lunch for each of us at Margaritaville on Citywalk. DH spent the whole week saying, "Are you sure we don't have to pay for this?? Took me 3 days to convince him not to pay for snacks!

disnut1149
06-10-2010, 10:20 PM
Hi
I'm really enjoying reading your reviews!! Thanks for sharing!!!

butiflfeet
06-11-2010, 10:33 AM
I'm a fishy-fish hater too! Its so good to know I'm not alone! I'm really enjoying your reviews and I can't wait to read more :goodvibes

MacFam4
06-12-2010, 09:19 AM
I'm a fishy-fish hater too! Its so good to know I'm not alone! I'm really enjoying your reviews and I can't wait to read more :goodvibes

Nope, you're definitely not alone...I bet we could find more fishy-fish haters if we looked hard enough :rolleyes1

I'm about to start woking on another update now, thanks for reading :)

MacFam4
06-12-2010, 09:21 AM
Hi
I'm really enjoying reading your reviews!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Thank you so much for reading :) I'm glad you're enjoying the reviews....more coming up!

MacFam4
06-12-2010, 10:37 AM
Alrighty then...as mentioned in an above post, I worked on a full day's report and completely LOST the whole thing right before I posted!!!
Needless to say, I wasn't happy. But lesson learned....

Anyway, here goes again: Wednesday, May 26th- Today is our sleep in, no park, no plans day :eek: This is a completely new concept to us while on a disney adventure. Ok, I lied, I'm not gonna say we had NO plans, but we still didn't go to a park.

My hubby and I woke up much earlier than the boys and decided to go do something we've never done before at disney...had breakfast together and did the laundry. You thought it was going to be something more exciting, didn't you ?? ;) We woke up the boys to tell them where we would be, left them a cell phone, and went to the laundry room :laundy: I typically refuse to do laundry on vacation...it's sinful as far as I'm concerned. But we were flying this trip and I didn't want to pay for the extra bags. So we head over and put the clothes in the wash, then go to the food court for breakfast.

Keep in mind that we're staying at POFQ, so can you guess what we had for breakfast? That's right folks, beignets! We ordered six and shared them while sitting out on the porch. Considering we live in Louisiana, beignets are fairly common. But I can't even tell you the last time that I ate one...those darn calories love my waist. But, I've read on here multiple times that calories do not count while you're at disney. And if it's stated on the dis boards that calories do not count, then by George, they do not count :rotfl:
Here's a pic of those little powdery sugary pieces of fried dough. OK, so I lied..I can't find my picture of the beignets. I know it's here somewhere....

Anyway, my DH and I take a walk over to POR (I've stayed there, but he's never been) and we get the laundry finished up. We grab some danishes to take back to the boys, then we're off to DTD.

We paid a visit to Goofy's Candy Co, which is something else new for us. We still had a lot of snack credits to use, so we got the marshmallows dipped in chocolate, with the toppings. We would have preferred the pretzel sticks, but they don't count as a snack credit. These were extra good, and 3 marshmallows with all those goodies is plenty for anyone!! It took me 2 days to eat all of mine! Here's some pics:
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I swear if my internet gets any slower, I'll just have to give up, geez!!!

We decided to head over to The Earl of Sandwich for lunch. This was new to us too, and didn't take any pictures. But let me just say that we were pleasantly surprised!!!!!!!! These are no ordinary sandwiches, and Subway is definitely Subpar compared to these sammies!!! The line was very long, but it moved quickly, and it was super loud in there. We did however find us a seat indoors, so we could enjoy the A/C. I had the veggie sandwish. I know this doesn't sound exciting in any shape, way, or form, but OMG this was sooooo yummy! I think I could eat this sandwich every single day for this whole summer! The veggies were fresh and crisp, the bread was perfect, and the sauce is what made the sandwich!!!! I can't remember the names of the other sammies exactly, but DH had something along the lines of a Spicy Caribbean Chicken, and DS13 had a Hawaiian something or another. DS9 just wanted a large fruit cup. So good!!!!!!!

We leave DTD and head back to POFQ so the boys can swim a little before we shower and change for our dinner ressie at Narcoossee's!!! We were really excited to be dining here, mainly because we've never eaten at a signature restaurant before. I thought we had plenty of time to get to the restaurant, but we were solely relying on dinsey transportation. Let me just say that we arrived a good 30 mins late, but were seated right away. We HATE being late, it doesn't matter where we're going. I like being on time. DH is always early. Sometimes way early. Anyway, we were seated, ordered our drinks, then we went ouside on the porch, overlooking the water, to watch Wishes. This part is a bit embarrassing, but I'll share anyway. I started crying like a baby during Wishes :rolleyes1 I will admit that I am a very emotional person and I am a crier, happy, mad, sad, doesn't matter. But I CERTAINLY did't expect this!!! I have quite a bit of stress at home and at work, and I think, no I know, this had something to do with it, but still. Embarrassing. It was lovely none the less and definitely a great way to see the fireworks. Maybe next time we'll try Cali Grill. OK, now that I've confessed, let's move on to the food:thumbsup2

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My handsome fellas :grouphug: :love:

So, DH and I ordered the steamed whole Maine Lobster. We're definitely not lobster experts, but we both declared this dish delish!!!!!!! For my fishy fish haters, this was not fishy, except for one little bite from the claw, I think. The potato gratin was super, and the asparagus was....asparagus.
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I also ordered a virgin Pina Colada since it counted as a drink on the dining plan.

DS13 ordered the chicken. The first thing he commented on when it came out was that it looked small. But they bring you food on these huge-ish plates, so I think the portion was adequate. He did eat every little bit, with nothing to spare. He also ordered a virgin Strawberry Daiquiri.

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DS9 ordered the kids fish dish and ate all of it as well.

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On to dessert...I ordered the bittersweet chocolate mousse with raspberry sauce. This was extrememly good, but extremely rich. Even with my love of chocolate, I couldn't eat it all. It was presented beautifully though, here's a look:
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DH ordered the Cherries Jubilee, which they brought out with a candle and Happy Birthday written on the plate. He enjoyed all of these extra touches!
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DS13 ordered the almond encrusted cheesecake. He's a cheesecake lover so this was no surprise, but of course he ate until there wasn't even a tiny little crumb left on the plate.

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DS 9 had the brownie sundae:

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This was our first visit to the Grand Floridian, and DH and I agree that it is the most beautiful resort that we've ever been too. I would LOVE to stay here one day...will have to do some serious work to the budget though :teacher: I would have liked to have explored the resort a little more, but it was after 11pm when we left. Here's a couple of pics though:
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One thing that we weren't expecting from the evening (other than the crying jag during Wishes) was for all of the transportation to be shut down for the evening!!! We caught the last monorail to the TTC, but there were no busses, nothing!!! Luckily there was a cab hanging out, so we took it back to the resort. I think this was the highlight of the boys trip :confused: They had never been in a taxi and thought it was awesome, hmmmm.

And that, my friends, concludes our night :)

MacFam4
06-12-2010, 01:50 PM
When the whole family went in 2006, we got the ORIGINAL free dining discount ($1900 in free food!), spent a day in US/IOA "free" with leftover tickets from a trip in 1999 AND had coupons from the Entertainment book for a free lunch for each of us at Margaritaville on Citywalk. DH spent the whole week saying, "Are you sure we don't have to pay for this?? Took me 3 days to convince him not to pay for snacks!

You know, I'm sure the original dining plan was awesome. The tips were already taken care of, and the appi was included. I know it would have been way too much food for us, but some of the appi's look great and we never have room for them considering we're getting dessert. I kind of like the idea of having a choice between the appi and a dessert.

That sounds like an awesome trip you had, and pretty darn economical:thumbsup2 It's not too often you can say you had an "economical" trip!!

vettegirl
06-12-2010, 02:13 PM
I love the pictures of the desserts from Narccoossees. I love their cheesecake too!

JerseyJanice
06-12-2010, 02:51 PM
I'm thoroughly enjoying reading your reviews.

You and your family are beautiful-looking people. :) Your older son has a wardrobe my son would envy since he recently became a big Aeropostale fan.

ciera321
06-12-2010, 03:41 PM
Next post, sorry...

ciera321
06-12-2010, 03:42 PM
I'm really enjoying your report. You ate at many of our favorites that we just can't stay away from, like WPE, Narcoosee's, CHH. I never get tired of hearing about and seeing picures of food at Disney World!!! Thanks for taking the time to share....:cloud9:

MacFam4
06-13-2010, 10:57 AM
I love the pictures of the desserts from Narccoossees. I love their cheesecake too!

Thank you! I didn't try the cheesecake, mainly because my son ate it up so fast I didn't have a chance to ask for a taste :laughing: The desserts were presented so beautifully, and everything on the plates were edible.

MacFam4
06-13-2010, 11:03 AM
I'm thoroughly enjoying reading your reviews.

You and your family are beautiful-looking people. :) Your older son has a wardrobe my son would envy since he recently became a big Aeropostale fan.

Thank you so much for your compliment :)

We hit up Aeropostale when they have their big sales. My son is moving to a new school this year, and for the first time in his life, he won't have to wear a uniform!! So he'll actually get to wear his regular clothes to school!

MacFam4
06-13-2010, 11:10 AM
I'm really enjoying your report. You ate at many of our favorites that we just can't stay away from, like WPE, Narcoosee's, CHH. I never get tired of hearing about and seeing picures of food at Disney World!!! Thanks for taking the time to share....:cloud9:

Thank you so much Ciera!! I'm enjoying writing this report...it's kind of like the vacation isn't completely over yet, even though we've been home for 2 weeks now. After I finish this, I'll start working on my scrapbook. Kind of like therapy in a way, I guess.

So Narcoosee's is consistently good? I kept reading some pretty bad reviews and I was a little worried. But we loved it :lovestruc We don't eat lobster hardly ever, so it was a wonderful treat! WPE is THE best CS, as far as I'm concerned.

KandD
06-13-2010, 11:23 AM
Great reviews so far! You have such a beautiful family!!

I just had to add in about Aeropostale, if you can find an outlet the clothes are SUPER cheap! Just a couple of bucks for teeshirts and sometimes $10 for hoodies. We have one about 45 minutes from us and I haven't been in a while but Labor Day weekend we usually go and they have great bargains!

MacFam4
06-13-2010, 01:37 PM
Good moring! I wanted to keep going with this report, because I have zero time during the week. So here goes...

Thursday, May 27th- we wake up bright and early and head over to Epcot. We make it there way before rope drop and visit with some friends who were visiting the same time we were :thumbsup2

We did our normal thing, Soarin, TT, etc. I know this is a food report, but I do have to mention that I conquered a fear on this day...I rode the orange version of Mission Space:scared1: I was always afraid that it would trigger a migraine, not that I would throw up. But after some encouragement and good advice from my friends, I gave it a try and I survived!!!! With no migraine!!!! And no puking!!!!! My favorite ride in all the parks is Rock N Roller Coaster, so it's not that I'm a wimp, it's just that spinning really gets to me. I didn't even ride the Tea Cups! BUT, that's because DS13 makes it his personal mission to make me sick if at all possible, so I declined. Hateful child, he is.

Anywho, after MS I did feel a little out of the ordinary so we decided we better go ahead and have lunch. Normally we would venture into the world showcase for lunch, but today was a very special day for DH!!! As mentioned earlier, we were celebrating his birthday, so for his gift I bought him the Aqua Sea's snorkeling tour :banana: So we wanted to stay in that area so he wouldn't be late meeting his group.

We headed over to Sunshine Season's because I thought my family would like the choices. It was crowded, loud, and honestly just a bit over stimulating in there. I think I was bothered by this only because I had just gotten off of MS and was feeling kinda weird. Anyway, DH and DS13 ordered sandwiches, so I didn't even take pics of them. But DS9 and myself ordered the Cashew Chicken and the Mongolian Ginger Beef. They were both pretty good, and I liked the Udon noodles. Didn't care so much for the veggies. We had some rice crispie treats and cookies for dessert and were more than full. I recommend this place if you don't want to go into the world showcase, otherwise, I'd skip it.

Here's the cashew chicken:
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The Mongolian Ginger Beef:
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As a side note, I also include a couple of pics from the Aqua Tour. My DH had never been snorkeling, and he said this was the best birthday present he's ever had :love::grouphug: That's how much he enjoyed himself! Actually, he is currently working on his Scuba certification, because he REALLY wants to dive. If you have any questions about the Aqua Tour, let me know and I would be happy to go into details. Wondering why I didn't do it?? One word....sharks :scared1: I have a completely irrational fear of sharks. I know they're well fed, they're used to humans, they stay at the bottom, etc. Nope. Ain't doing it. (I am from the south after all, so we're entitled to say "ain't" every now and again).

My husband and two other women were the only one's signed up that day for the tour, so one of the guys who works there came and get the boys and myself when the snorkeling was almost over and took us to the very top of the aquarium!!!!!! It was soooooo cool :cool1: So he took some pictures of us up there and took us behind the scenes. The dolphins were in a holding take while their regular home was being cleaned, so we got to see them too! Like I said, let me know if you have any questions.

Here's the pic of us at the top of the aquarium. You can see my DH still in the water:
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Now, DH would kill me dead if he knew I put this picture of him on here. So don't tell him. It's our little secret:

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Yes, they make you walk through the crowd in your wet suit :eek:


Enough of that, and on to more food! We toured the world showcase and grabbed a pastry in France. I can't remember what we had, but they were a delictable delight, none the less. Something creamy and fluffy and oh so fattening. We also discovered this trip that it is true...you can ask for ice water at any CS location and it is FREE!!!!

Dinner that evening was at Chef's De France. This was DH pick because he wanted to try the duck. I've read some fairly negative reviews about Chef's, but we were willing to give it a shot. The first thing I noticed when we walked inside was that it was LOUD!!!!! The tables were close together, which didn't bother me, but it was LOUD!!!! Of course we were there around 6pm so it was major crowded, typically dinner time. Our waiter was Phillipe, and he was magnificent! He took his time with us, talked to the boys, explained menu choices, etc. Everywhere he went, he hustled. He earned his tip that night, that's for sure!!

Dh had the duck, and declared it exceptional!!! He loved it!
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I had the price fixe menu with lobster bisque as the appi. Oh.My. this was goooood!!! Creamy and flavorful without being too tomato-ish. Or fishy. Because you know that fishy-fish is unacceptable. The lobster bisque was actually more of a serving than I thought, because between that and the bread, I was full before my entree came out!! Speaking of entree, I had the macaroni and cheese. This was no ordinary mac and cheese, folks! I ate as much as I possible could without feeling ill. I especially tried to eat all of the pasta on top because the cheese had a little crisp to it. MMmmmmm, good.

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DS13 had the lobster bisque and the chicken dish. Surprise, surprise...he ate it all with no complaints.

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DS9 had the fish. Again. He ate every bit and most of his green beans. His also came with a salad, which he didn't eat because he didn't like the dressing. Phillipe did get him to try a tomato though. He was charming, even to the kids. I would imagine he would be a ruthless flirt to any females who were lacking male companionship at the table. After all, he does want a good tip :lmao:
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On to dessert....I had the profiteroles. They were very rich, very chocolately, and to be honest, I was just full that I couldn't really enjoy them. I think I may have eaten one, but there was no way I could eat two. DS13 was happy to take it off my hands though. That child can eat. Whew!
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DH had the fruit sorbet, and I think this may have been his fav dessert of the trip. He said it was perfect on a hot day, after a rich meal. Another thumbs up!
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DS9 had a cookie.




One more thing I tried on this trip....the Grand Marnier Slushie. Now this was nice!!! Tasted great, like an orange sherbet pop. You could barely taste the alcohol, and it was perfect on a warm evening :cloud9: Since I hardly ever drink, two of these would have made me silly :rotfl:

Ah, ha! I found the pic of the beignets! I knew it was around here somewhere.
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Also just wanted to share my Mary Poppins and Bert picture. I love Mary Poppins and it has taken me 4 trips to get a pic with her!!! She and Bert were both lovely!
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That concludes our day at Epcot. Hope you enjoyed!!

Up next:
50's Prime Time Cafe
Yak n Yets CS
Boma

ciera321
06-13-2010, 01:41 PM
So Narcoosee's is consistently good? I kept reading some pretty bad reviews and I was a little worried. But we loved it :lovestruc We don't eat lobster hardly ever, so it was a wonderful treat! WPE is THE best CS, as far as I'm concerned.

It's always been great for us! I read negative reviews on all Disney restaurants, resorts, parks you name it. But everyone has their likes and dislikes, so we try a place and if we like it we go back. And WPE is WONDERFUL, I agree!!! We eat there at least twice per trip... :love:

MacFam4
06-13-2010, 02:00 PM
It's always been great for us! I read negative reviews on all Disney restaurants, resorts, parks you name it. But everyone has their likes and dislikes, so we try a place and if we like it we go back. And WPE is WONDERFUL, I agree!!! We eat there at least twice per trip... :love:

Sometimes when we find something that we really like and enjoy, we have trouble straying from it and trying something new. Have you eaten at Cali Grill?

MacFam4
06-13-2010, 02:01 PM
Great reviews so far! You have such a beautiful family!!

I just had to add in about Aeropostale, if you can find an outlet the clothes are SUPER cheap! Just a couple of bucks for teeshirts and sometimes $10 for hoodies. We have one about 45 minutes from us and I haven't been in a while but Labor Day weekend we usually go and they have great bargains!

Thank you so much for reading!!!

That's great to know about the Aero outlet. I need to find one in my area!!

JerseyJanice
06-13-2010, 02:13 PM
Your hubby looks so handsome in that picture, I doubt he will mind that you posted it. (He's hot!)

And speaking of hot, your server at Chefs sounds like the one we had last August. Ours was named Sebastian, and he was oo-la-la! ;)

The chicken dish looks good. Last year, it was listed on the fixed prixe menu as being roasted and served with a tomato dish and rissole potatoes. That tater dish was also served with the filet mignon my husband ordered--it looked just like scalloped potatoes. No one in my group ordered the chicken, but I saw it on a nearby table, and it looked just as was described, which is not what your photo depicts. Do you recall how it was described on the menu?

vinotinto
06-13-2010, 02:16 PM
Thanks for the reviews! I'm particularly thankful for your pics of your DS9's meals at Chefs and Narcoossee. We have ressies there and I was wondering how the kids' meals looked. A pic is worth a thousand words. Both looked pretty good. It's great that your DS likes fish. I love fish, but my kids are hit and miss with fish. Sometimes they love it and sometimes they won't even take a bite. :confused3

iloveeeyore
06-13-2010, 02:41 PM
I'm really enjoying your report and photos! Isn't Mary Poppins wonderful? One of our very best character encounters was with her years ago. She kept complimenting my kids for their politeness and excellent grammar. They just loved her!

We'll be having lunch at Les Chefs in July. I think I'm sold on the lobster bisque and the duck. That duck looks so yummy!

MomtoEmIs&Ow
06-13-2010, 03:42 PM
thanks for the reviewS!!!

nutz2notz
06-14-2010, 01:09 AM
I'm really enjoying your reviews. :thumbsup2

Looking forward to more.

Linda67
06-14-2010, 03:01 AM
Great reviews yet again :thumbsup2
Quick question if you don't mind it not being food related. Do you have to have Scuba certification to do the snorkelling that your DH did?
It looks so much fun

pooch
06-15-2010, 08:39 AM
looking forward to that as I LOVE duck!! And I just might have to splurge for an appie there as lobster bisque is one of my favorites too. I am home recuperating from rotator cuff surgery so forgive my loopy, left handed typing!!

MacFam4
06-15-2010, 12:53 PM
thanks for the reviewS!!!

You're welcome!!! Thank you for reading!!

MacFam4
06-15-2010, 12:54 PM
I'm really enjoying your reviews. :thumbsup2

Looking forward to more.

Thanks!!

I want to fininsh up, but my internet at home is acting stupid!! It's slower than Christmas for some reason :headache:

MacFam4
06-15-2010, 01:00 PM
Great reviews yet again :thumbsup2
Quick question if you don't mind it not being food related. Do you have to have Scuba certification to do the snorkelling that your DH did?
It looks so much fun

You do not have to be scuba certified to snorkel!!! According to my DH, it's very easy...there's a flotation vest that you wear so you won't sink down, and you don't even have to "swim", if that makes since. Let me know if you want more info!! He had a great time!

MacFam4
06-15-2010, 01:08 PM
looking forward to that as I LOVE duck!! And I just might have to splurge for an appie there as lobster bisque is one of my favorites too. I am home recuperating from rotator cuff surgery so forgive my loopy, left handed typing!!

Hope your recovery goes well!!!!

MacFam4
07-11-2010, 11:58 AM
Hi everyone! I'm back to finally finish my report :thumbsup2 Had some major stress at work, and my internet has been hit or miss lately, so now I have to try even harder to remember stuff :confused: Here goes....

I last left us at Epcot, so our next day was spent at Hollywood Studios. This was our second day in the park and we had more Star Wars stuff to accomplish. I can't for the life of me remember what we had for breakfast or lunch that day. What I do remember though is that we decided to cancel our ressie at Kouzzina. Mainly because we were staying at HS to see Hyper Space Hoopla, and we wouldn't have time to get over to the Boardwalk area. So, we changed our ressie and had a 3pm late lunch/early dinner at The 50's Prime Time Cafe. We ate here once several years ago and liked it, but I never really thought we would eat here again. However, on such short notice, it worked out fine. Let me just say, this meal saved the day :wizard: We were hot, tired and sitting down in the cool AC, taking our time to rest was heavenly :littleangel: But even better than that was the food!!! I had no idea that some down home comfort food was just what the doctor ordered ;) Our server was Cousin Joey and he was alot of fun, without going over the top. My kids that he was great, especially when he fed me my mashed potatoes "airplane style"! He gave everyone "clean plate club" stickers when we finished our meals. I would rate this meal "refreshing".

OK, on to the meals. I had the meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy and green beans. Sorry for the half eaten meal...I forgot to take the pic.
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DH had the chicken pot pie. He thoroughly enjoyed his meal, and I believe he rated it one of the best meals on this trip! By the time I remembered to take the pic, his plate didn't look so appetizing.

DS13 had a chicken sandwich. All I can say is that he cleaned his plate, so it must have been good!

DS9 had fish. Again. I'm surprised he didn't grow fins before we left!

My boys reminded Cousin Joey that we were celebrating their Dad's birthday, so he brought out his caramel sundae with a candle and we all sang Happy Birthday to him. The sundae looked great, but what DS9 and myself shared looked even better!!
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We had the brownie sundae, and even with both of us eating eat, it was huge!!!
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DS13 had the apple cobbler, I think???
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Now we're up to our very last day at Disney...don't you just hate this day?!? I always start feeling sad, which leaves me feeling moody and tired. Anyway, we saved Animal Kingdom for last. No particular reason. Actually, on our very first Disney vacation, we visited AK first, so this was the first Disney park that I ever stepped foot in, so it always holds a special place in my heart :love: Speaking of firsts...we rode Kali River Rapids for the first time ever. As mentioned before, we have always visited in November, and refused to ride and be cold afterwards. Let's just say with we were soaked down to the skin, and I hate wearing wet clothes. I thought it would be refreshing because it was so hot outside, but it wasn't. My shorts stretched so long I thought they were going to stretch down to my ankles. Anyway, on to the food!

We always, always have lunch at Flame Tree BBQ, but DH decided we should try something different, so we ate at Yak and Yeti Counter Service. The food wasn't bad, we ate it. BUT we wished we would have stuck with Flame Tree. The boys and myself had the sweet and sour chicken and DH had the Asian Chicken sandwich. The only thing that made it asain was the sauce. Lesson learned.

We had dinner ressies that evening at Boma. We ate here on our last trip and I absolutly LOVED it!!!! We thought about trying out Sanaa, but decided Boma was definitely worth a repeat visit. We arrived quite early, after getting soaked in a rain storm, and were seated right away. The food was equally as good as last year, but it just didn't have the "wow" factor on this visit. Most of this was my fault though...I was cold, wet, and sad because we were getting ready to leave early the next morning. I also wasn't all that hungry. But we ate very well, and I would still highly recommend this restaurant! Don't be afraid to try it!!!! My family ate multiple plates of food, even DS9. DS13 I expect this from, but not so much for his little brother. He would actually finish a dessert plate, then go back for more real food. Finally, after rotating plates of food, dessert, and fruit, he stretched out and declared "I'm so full I can't even burp!!"!!!. Hence the title of this trip report :cool1: That kind of sums up our week...lot's of eating!!!

So that's it folks...the very end of this trip report :) I hope you ejoyed it and you found some of my reviews and pictures helpful. Now my next project is to start working on my scrapbook!

I have no idea when our next Disney vacation will be. Probably about 3 years or so from now after the Fantasyland remodel. 3 years. That's a long time to wait. But, we're ready to try out some new stuff...maybe a cruise next summer.

Thank you all so much for reading :grouphug:

pooch
07-11-2010, 06:01 PM
for a wonderful, readable dining report. I've really enjoyed reading especially because we're going to so many of the places you reviewed. I am so torn about CdeF now. I REALLY want the duck but that isn't an option in the 3 course selection. Do you think the Lobster bisque is worth paying for OOP? We usually get a few appies during the week and don't mind paying for something we really want. Do I really want it?!?!?

MizzouTiggers
07-11-2010, 06:50 PM
This was a great report. It seemed like not only did you have great dining experiences, but you had a wonderful trip as a whole!

We're doing Chefs de France for the first time on our next trip, so I was really glad to see you guys had a really enjoyable experience. I too have read plenty of negative reviews of it, but everyone's experience is unique. The pictures of the food all looked fabulous!

It was also really great to get an opinion on Yak and Yeti CS vs. Flame Tree BBQ. I love me some Flame Tree, but I haven't been to AK since Yak and Yeti opened so I've been curious about trying it. I may have to stick to my old favorite!

Glad you guys had a great time!

MacFam4
07-11-2010, 08:01 PM
for a wonderful, readable dining report. I've really enjoyed reading especially because we're going to so many of the places you reviewed. I am so torn about CdeF now. I REALLY want the duck but that isn't an option in the 3 course selection. Do you think the Lobster bisque is worth paying for OOP? We usually get a few appies during the week and don't mind paying for something we really want. Do I really want it?!?!?

Thank YOU, Pooch, for reading :) As for the lobster bisque, I REALLY liked it. I think it depends on how hungry you are as to whether or not you should order it. By the time I ate the bisque and some of the bread, I was really quite full by the time my entree came out. But we never order appies, so I'm not used to eating that much before the main course.

MacFam4
07-11-2010, 08:05 PM
This was a great report. It seemed like not only did you have great dining experiences, but you had a wonderful trip as a whole!

We're doing Chefs de France for the first time on our next trip, so I was really glad to see you guys had a really enjoyable experience. I too have read plenty of negative reviews of it, but everyone's experience is unique. The pictures of the food all looked fabulous!

It was also really great to get an opinion on Yak and Yeti CS vs. Flame Tree BBQ. I love me some Flame Tree, but I haven't been to AK since Yak and Yeti opened so I've been curious about trying it. I may have to stick to my old favorite!

Glad you guys had a great time!

Thank you so much for reading! Glad you enjoyed it :thumbsup2
I would go back to Chefs in a heart beat. The only down side is that it's incredibly LOUD. Personally, I would only eat at Yak and Yeti if we were extremely hungry and were standing right by it (and there was no line). Otherwise, I'd definitaly go back to Flame Tree.

A&MsMommy
07-11-2010, 08:24 PM
Love your reviews! I so want to go back, now!!!!

sydneysmom
07-11-2010, 08:58 PM
fantastic reviews!!! It was such fun meeting you and your family through your pics and reviews. You have a wonderful family !!!

And don't feel silly about crying during Wishes..... I already prepped my DH that when we check in at the GF I'm likely to start crying right there at the check in desk!!! :lmao: (he'll probably walk slowly away backwards at that point)

Thanks for your great reviews!! :goodvibes

Pooh&OurHunny
07-11-2010, 08:58 PM
I have enjoyed your food review. My husband favorite restaurant is Chefs De France (its a must for him ever trip) and one of my favorite is Narcoosee's (I had the Maine Lobster...yummy). We are going to try Beigarten for the first time but we have gone to Germany so I'm hoping the food is ok...my son is the one who wants to go b/c I was looking at a food review and he saw the band so he asked what was that so I explained and he wants to try for our next trip.
I love to scrapbook but no time so I have been doing ditigal but I'm behind with my tradition scrapbook for 2 years now. Good luck with the scrapbook (Do you make for each son?)

MacFam4
07-11-2010, 10:36 PM
Love your reviews! I so want to go back, now!!!!

I want to go back too, and I just left! Disney does that to you somehow. I just don't know if I can wait 3 years or so to go back. Me and DS9 may have to make a quickie trip at some point. DH and my older son doesn't want to go back for a long, long time.

MacFam4
07-11-2010, 10:39 PM
fantastic reviews!!! It was such fun meeting you and your family through your pics and reviews. You have a wonderful family !!!

And don't feel silly about crying during Wishes..... I already prepped my DH that when we check in at the GF I'm likely to start crying right there at the check in desk!!! :lmao: (he'll probably walk slowly away backwards at that point)

Thanks for your great reviews!! :goodvibes

Thank you so much for your kind words :)

I am a crier, and everyone who knows me well knows this. I cried like a baby when I saw Toy Story 3.

I bet you are so excited to be staying at the GF :banana: I literally fell in love with this resort, and all we did was walk around a bit after our dinner at Narcoossee's. I expect a trip report :laughing:

MacFam4
07-11-2010, 10:44 PM
I have enjoyed your food review. My husband favorite restaurant is Chefs De France (its a must for him ever trip) and one of my favorite is Narcoosee's (I had the Maine Lobster...yummy). We are going to try Beigarten for the first time but we have gone to Germany so I'm hoping the food is ok...my son is the one who wants to go b/c I was looking at a food review and he saw the band so he asked what was that so I explained and he wants to try for our next trip.
I love to scrapbook but no time so I have been doing ditigal but I'm behind with my tradition scrapbook for 2 years now. Good luck with the scrapbook (Do you make for each son?)

Thank you for reading, I'm glad you enjoyed it!!

I just don't think the food is as good as we had while we lived in Germany. Of course we weren't eating off of a buffet with mass produced food. But it was good, and I would eat there again.

I'm not a very good scrapbooker...I don't have the time and patience to go all out with it. I just do what I have time for. No, I don't make one for each son. I make one per trip. The boys don't even really look at the pictures, so the scrapbook is more for me and my memories :cutie:

disney_princess_85
07-12-2010, 10:33 AM
Great reviews, well done! :)

SnwflkCts
07-12-2010, 08:53 PM
Great reviews - Beautiful family!!!

You definately ate at some places I haven't been too -- I'm always revising my "next trip" plan (I like thinking about food!) :thumbsup2

I just wanted to say it was nice to read positive reviews. Sometimes people seem a little too picky to me! Thanks again! .... hmmmm ... now I am hungry .... especially for that mac and cheese you had in France! :laughing:

MacFam4
07-13-2010, 07:09 PM
Great reviews, well done! :)

Thank you so much! It's great to know that I had some readers out there :thumbsup2

MacFam4
07-13-2010, 07:11 PM
Great reviews - Beautiful family!!!

You definately ate at some places I haven't been too -- I'm always revising my "next trip" plan (I like thinking about food!) :thumbsup2

I just wanted to say it was nice to read positive reviews. Sometimes people seem a little too picky to me! Thanks again! .... hmmmm ... now I am hungry .... especially for that mac and cheese you had in France! :laughing:

Ha! I like thinking about food too!!

I agree, sometimes I think people are just too darn picky!!! Some food is just going to taste better than others, just like some wait staff will be better than others. Out of 4 disney trips, I've never came across anything that tasted terrible. Luckily, we've also never encountered a really ruder person.

lilandvisma
07-13-2010, 08:18 PM
Just wanted to let ya know I've enjoyed reading your reviews! (even though it's taken me 3 days to read all of them with a new baby in the house! lol). We are going to be trying France this trip and I'm very excited since we had to cancel our adr last minute our last trip!

You guys are an adorable family :)

BrerSam
07-21-2010, 03:16 PM
More like a trip review with the pics than a dining review :) pointless need to see some foods! :confused3

Guatemommy
07-23-2010, 11:33 PM
Nice review - thanks for sharing and you have a beautiful family!

wilma-bride
07-24-2010, 01:51 PM
Thank you so much for posting your reviews. The duck your DH had at Chefs looked delicious. You've got me rethinking our dining plans again now.

sly1971
07-25-2010, 04:43 PM
As so many others have said, I commend you for a great job on your dining report. Your pictures were terrific - my faves being the snaps taken at Chefs Des France. That is one of my MUST do restaurants on every trip. And I must say (as if it matters) that I am SO IMPRESSED that your boys eat "real food", especially your younger son. After reading so many reports where the writer's children ate nothing but hot dogs, chicken nuggets and fries for their ENTIRE trip, I was delighted to hear about your boys' healthy appetites. GREAT JOB - as a reporter and parent! :flower3:

MacFam4
08-01-2010, 08:51 PM
Just wanted to let ya know I've enjoyed reading your reviews! (even though it's taken me 3 days to read all of them with a new baby in the house! lol). We are going to be trying France this trip and I'm very excited since we had to cancel our adr last minute our last trip!

You guys are an adorable family :)

Thank you for reading and congratulations on the new baby!!! I liked Chefs more than I thought I would, so I hope you finally get to eat there!

MacFam4
08-01-2010, 08:52 PM
More like a trip review with the pics than a dining review :) pointless need to see some foods! :confused3

Hmmmm, I disagree, but thanks for reading anyway!

MacFam4
08-01-2010, 08:53 PM
Nice review - thanks for sharing and you have a beautiful family!

Thank you so much for reading! And thanks for the compliment on my family!

MacFam4
08-01-2010, 08:55 PM
Thank you so much for posting your reviews. The duck your DH had at Chefs looked delicious. You've got me rethinking our dining plans again now.

My DH thoroughly enjoyed the duck dish. I had to take his word for it because I don't eat duck, but I enjoyed dining there very much!

MacFam4
08-01-2010, 09:02 PM
As so many others have said, I commend you for a great job on your dining report. Your pictures were terrific - my faves being the snaps taken at Chefs Des France. That is one of my MUST do restaurants on every trip. And I must say (as if it matters) that I am SO IMPRESSED that your boys eat "real food", especially your younger son. After reading so many reports where the writer's children ate nothing but hot dogs, chicken nuggets and fries for their ENTIRE trip, I was delighted to hear about your boys' healthy appetites. GREAT JOB - as a reporter and parent! :flower3:

Awww, thank you so much! :hug: Such nice compliments! I have to say that we all eat fairly healthy (although you can't necessarily tell by looking at me :rolleyes1)....all thanks to my wonderful DH who is very concerned about the types of food that we put into our bodies. My DS13 used to be horribly picky and there was a time where chicken nuggets was about the only thing he would eat. But the older he got, the more adventuresome, and now he eats extremely well, veggies and all. My DS9 has always been a good eater, even the green veggies.

I was a little nervous about eating at Chef's because of some of the negative reviews I've read, but it turned out that we enjoyed it very much!

3princesses+aprince
08-01-2010, 11:37 PM
Just started thinking about doing the deluxe dining plan in May so I started reading some reports tonight. Yours is great! And I love the pics thrown in. Your sons are handsome and it looks like everyone had a great trip. Looking forward to more.