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bellebookworm9
05-18-2010, 01:28 PM
Hey everybody! We're currently down here now, but this probably won't be a live report. We're renting DVC points, and our KTTW cards say DVC member, but I'm not sure if the internet is free, and if it's not, I don't want to pay for it everyday. Anyway, we just arrived at Kidani Village last night. For our first two days adventures, click on my PTR link at the bottom of the page; I've updated that. Let the deliciousness begin!

Mara Dinner (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36690479&postcount=2)
Crystal Palace Breakfast (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36716839&postcount=9)
Columbia Harbour House, Aloha Isle, Casey's Corner (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36716982&postcount=10)
Frosty the Joe Man, Ohana Dinner (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36717087&postcount=11)
Studio Catering Co, Ice Cream Stand, Johari Treasures (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36718515&postcount=13)
Mara, Candy Cauldron, Wolfgang Puck Express, Ghirardelli, Goofy's Candy Co, and Earl of Sandwich (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36730982&postcount=19)
Le Cellier, Espresso Coffee & Pastries, Kaki Gori, Kringla Bakeri and Promenade Refreshments (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36752386&postcount=20)
Drinkwallah, Dino Bite Snacks, Maji Pool Bar (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36772866&postcount=23)
Liberty Tree Tavern, Cosmic Ray's, The Lunching Pad (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36773093&postcount=24)
50's Prime Time Cafe, Fantasmic Cart (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36773253&postcount=25)
Boma (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36773424&postcount=26)
Mara and Sunshine Seasons (Lunch & Dinner) (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36806418&postcount=31)

bellebookworm9
05-18-2010, 01:37 PM
Okay, so we walked from Kidani over to Jambo House for dinner at Mara. Not too bad of a walk. We decided to get African Stew & Zebra Domes, as well as a refillable mug for both of us to share-though it's mostly mine. We are only familiar with the All Stars and their ordering systems so didn't realize there is a central line. Once we were directed where to go, they gave us a pager and it was only a few minutes before our food was ready. To drink, we got the Gold Peak White Tea with Citrus. It was DELICIOUS, as was the rest of the meal.

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I now understand the hype about zebra domes. They were AMAZING. :cloud9: Our only complaint was that the stew was a smaller portion than expected, considering we shared. But we ate the bread bowl too and that helped to fill us up.

African Stew: $7.89
Zebra Domes: $3.69
Refillable Mug: $13.49
TOTAL: $26.71

Service: 4/5
Quality: 5/5
Quantity: 4/5
Economic Cost: 3/5
Overall Grade: 4/5

KatMark
05-18-2010, 05:33 PM
I'm in. popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::

Gouden Leeuw
05-18-2010, 08:36 PM
looks yummy!!!!! cant wait for more!

chocolateMinnie
05-19-2010, 12:12 PM
subscribing, love the zebra domes too. Booked AK lodge for Boma next year but Mara food looks good for quick service too.

bluejasmine
05-19-2010, 03:22 PM
Yummy!

disneyfav4ever
05-19-2010, 10:45 PM
Mara looks yummy! Can't wait to read more.

bellebookworm9
05-20-2010, 06:02 AM
I'm in. popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::

:welcome:

looks yummy!!!!! cant wait for more!

Everything was delicious!

subscribing, love the zebra domes too. Booked AK lodge for Boma next year but Mara food looks good for quick service too.

The Mara was excellent. We'll be eating there again in the next week, once for breakfast & once for dinner.

Yummy!

We still haven't had a bad meal!

Mara looks yummy! Can't wait to read more.

It was great!

I'll be updating later this evening with photos from Crystal Palace breakfast, Columbia Harbour House, and Ohana, and either Backlot Express or Studios Catering Co., since I'm not sure where I'm eating lunch today.. I'll be putting up reviews-no pics- from Casey's Corner and Snowless Joe's Coffee Shack.

bellebookworm9
05-20-2010, 05:22 PM
Tuesday morning we had an 8:05am ADR at Crystal Palace. We were the second family into the park, and we stopped to take Photopass pictures. When we got to Crystal Palace there was about a 3 minute wait to check in, and maybe a 2 minute wait to be seated. Our server was Amir and he was fantastic. Here are our plates:

My plate going clockwise: Mickey waffle, Donut Hole, Pooh's Puffed French Toast, Biscuit, Bacon.
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Mom's plate going clockwise: Scrambled eggs, mickey waffle, pooh's french toast, breakfast pizza, cinnamon roll. She also had a bowl of Pooh's Peach Casserole.
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We also shared a plate of fresh fruit-it had strawberries, watermelon, grapes, cantaloupe, and honey dew.
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The characters were also fantastic. I got pics and autographs from them all. Tigger was such a flirt; he kissed me and posed us like we were dancing. Eeyore looked sad, like always, but he was so adorable.

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Mom and I are celebrating the midway point between our birthdays, so they brought us cupcakes and cards signed by all the characters, and Amir took our picture.

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Exterior panoramic shot:
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Interior Shot:
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2 Breakfasts @ $20.99 = $41.98
TOTAL (includes tax & tip): $49.71

Service: 4/5
Quality: 5/5
Quantity: 5/5
Economic Cost: 4.5/5
Overall Grade: 4.62/5

bellebookworm9
05-20-2010, 05:36 PM
Tuesday evening we had dinner at Columbia Harbour House. According to our recepit we ate at 4:08pm. We shared the Anchors Away (Tuna fish) Sandwich. The receipt says it comes with chips, but we didn't get any. :confused: The sandwich was HUGE! It was very finely chopped tuna with celery bits in it, with lettuce & tomato. It came on toasted multi grain bread. We thought it was very yummy.

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Interior Shot:
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View of Fantasyland:
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Anchors Away Sandwich: $8.09
TOTAL COST: $8.61

Service: 4/5
Quality: 4.5/5
Quantity: 4.5/5
Economic Cost: 4/5
Overall Grade: 4.25/5

We got a Dole Whip float about 45 minutes later.
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It was light and refreshing and we both enjoyed it.

While waiting for Wishes I got corn dog nuggets from Casey's Corner but I don't have a picture. :headache: They were good and there were a lot of them.

TOTAL COST: $4.47

TOTAL COST: $4.25

bellebookworm9
05-20-2010, 05:50 PM
Wednesday morning we went to Blizzard Beach. At 1:22 on our way out of the park we stopped at Frosty the Joeman's Coffee Shop. We got a mango smoothie and a giant sprinkle cookie to share. Both were very good, but again no pictures.

Cookie: $3.00
Medium Smoothie: $5.25

TOTAL:$8.25

For dinner we went to Ohana. Our ADR was at 5:00. We checked in about 10 minutes early. The line was sort of long. They gave us a buzzer and we looked in some of the shops. It wasn't too long before we were seated. Bill from Pennsylvania sat us, and Samantha from Chicago was our server.

I didn't take pictures of the food for the most part, because everyone knows what it looks like.

Pineapple Bread: We thought this was amazing and we ate almost the whole loaf.

Salad: We loved this. The dressing was good, and there was a lot of green lettuce, no iceberg.

Potstickers & Lo Mein: Delicious! They were out of this world!!

Chicken Wings: Just okay, but we're from Buffalo so we're picky about our wings! ;)

The meats: We thought they were dry but flavorful. Mom's favorite was the shrimp and mine was the steak. We both thought the turkey & pork loin were just okay.

Stir Fry Vegetables: I didn't really care for these.

Bread Pudding: Mom LOVED this. :cloud9: I thought it was good, but not fantastic. I'm also not a fan of bananas foster.

Before:
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After:
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They also brought us cupcakes (bigger than the ones from Crystal Palace):
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Our view out the window-the castle is in the distance:
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Coconut races-we were right on the aisle:
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2 Dinners @ $30.99 = $66.01
TOTAL COST w. tax & tip :$77.01

Service: 5/5
Quality: 4/5
Quantity: 5/5
Economic Cost: 3/5
Overall Grade: 4.25/5

KatMark
05-20-2010, 07:09 PM
Great updates. We love CP--it is a must do for us each trip (love that puffed french toast).

bellebookworm9
05-20-2010, 08:28 PM
Today we went to Hollywood Studios. We ate lunch at Studio Catering Co. at 12:26pm. We had no issues finding a table. Our choice off the menu was the grilled vegetable sandwich with apple slices (I also thought the buffalo chicken sandwich looked good), a bottle of water, a Coke, and a marble cheesecake.

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The sandwich was very good. I was expecting much worse, especially because DHS is not known for it's food, but it surprised me. The apple slices tasted chemicalized. The cheesecake was great for being prepackaged! :thumbsup2

We had a view of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids playground.

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Regular Coke $2.19
Bottled Water $2.50
Cheesecake $3.59
Veggie Sandwich $8.39
TOTAL $17.60

Service: 5/5
Quality: 5/5
Quantity: 4.5/5
Economic Cost: 3/5
Overall Grade: 4.38/5

We also bought an Edy's Strawberry Bar for $3.25 as we left the park. It was cool and refreshing-it even had chunks of strawberry!

From our resort gift shop I bought two Minnie's bake shop cookies in White Chocolate Raspberry and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip. They were $3.25 each and completely worth it-HUGE and DELICIOUS.

I also bought a bag of Chip & Dales Mickey head cheese crackers and those are good as well. They were $3.50.

PiperGirlInWondrland
05-20-2010, 10:58 PM
Joining in! popcorn::

:wave2: I graduated from Geneseo, DH works in buffalo!

butiflfeet
05-21-2010, 10:57 AM
Great reviews so far!

disneymomof1
05-21-2010, 07:50 PM
Love your reviews so far, everything looks great.
Love the Tuna Sandwich from CHH, I so would love that right now !!!

Keep the reviews coming !!!:thumbsup2

jenbear123
05-21-2010, 09:47 PM
Oh my goodness. I didn't even know you had started a dining review thread too! I'm all caught up and along for the ride popcorn::

Great reviews so far! So glad you tried a Dole Whip Float!

Cookie Princess
05-22-2010, 07:04 AM
Add me to the list!

bellebookworm9
05-22-2010, 08:27 AM
Friday we went to Downtown Disney, but first we had breakfast at Mara. We got the Breakfast Bounty Platter (scrambled eggs, Mickey waffle, potatoes, bacon, sausage, biscuit), a fruit cup, a bottle of apple juice, and a bottle of water. The platter was more than enough to feed us both. Everything was great! I had a bite of the eggs because I'm normally not an egg person, but mom said they were out of this world, so I had to try them. She was right, they were really good. The fruit was really fresh, the sausage was huge, the biscuit was soft and delicious. :cloud9: The apple juice was also very large. Unfortunately, in our hunger, I forgot to take a picture. :headache:

Bounty Platter: $8.29
Water: $2.50
Apple Juice: $2.59
Fruit Cup: $3.39
TOTAL: $17.70

Service: 5/5
Quantity: 5/5
Quality: 5/5
Value: 4.5/5
Overall Grade: 4.88/5

We stopped at Candy Cauldron to get some chocolate covered strawberries. Two milk chocolate dipped, and one milk chocolate dipped drizzled with white. (Mom had already eaten one because her blood sugar was dropping).

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Because mom wasn't feeling well, we next headed over to Wolfgang Puck Express. We ordered a Margherita Pizza, a small coke, and a bottle of water. This pizza was gigantic. It was literally more than a foot in diameter and soooo yummy. Here's a picture. (Sorry that 1/2 of it is gone, my camera wasn't cooperating when it was first dropped off). This was at 1:07pm.

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Pizza: $10
Bottle of Water: $3.00
Small Pop: $2.65
TOTAL: $16.67

Service: 5/5
Quality: 5/5
Quantity: 6/5
Value: 4/5
Overall Grade: 5/5

Later (4:57pm) we headed to Ghirardelli for a Very Berry Sundae. This is the description from allears: Very Berry Sundae - strawberry cheesecake ice cream smothered with sliced strawberries under a layer of vanilla ice cream with blueberry topping, whipped cream, our chocolate-covered blueberries and a chocolate dipped waffle roll $7.95 This was huge and delicious. We polished it off in no time.

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Total cost was $8.47

Next on our list was Goofy's Candy Co. I love this sign, made out of Jelly Beans.
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We were also very intrigued with the giant Mickey & Minnie rice crispy heads. They could be yours for just $49.95 per head.
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I got the pretzel rods. All three are dipped in milk chocolate and drizzled in white chocolate. From top to bottom they were also dipped in Mini M&Ms, Reese's Pieces, and Butterfinger.
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Mom chose the rice crispy treat dipped in milk chocolate & mini m&ms, then drizzled in white chocolate.
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Pretzel Rods: $5.95
Crispy Treat: $3.95
Total Cost: $10.55

Our final stop for the evening was Earl of Sandwich, which we would take back to the room for later. We decided on The Original 1762 (roast beef, melted cheddar, and horseradish sauce) with a side of coleslaw. Everything was delicious. The roast beef was obviously fresh, and even an hour later, the sandwich was still warm!

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Sandwich: $5.99
Cole Slaw: $1.59
Total Cost: $8.08

Service: 4/5
Quantity: 5/5
Quality: 5/5
Value: 5/5
Overall Grade: 4.75/5

bellebookworm9
05-24-2010, 02:39 PM
Saturday saw us to Epcot. I had secured our coveted Le Cellier ADR months in advance for 12:55pm. We arrived a few minutes early and were seated right on time at a table for four near the entry way. Our waitress was Dana from Manitoba; she was very friendly and provided excellent service. We chose the prixe fixe menu: the cheddar cheese soup, shaved prime rib sandwich, and maple creme brulee. We found the soup to be strong and a bit salty; however when the breadsticks were dipped in it, it was fine (the breadsticks were great!).

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Our sandwich was amazing. It was cut in half for us and it was so very fresh. Mom just kept saying "Mmmmmm". :cloud9: We couldn't finish the whole thing, it was so large. It was served with a side of potato salad and a pickle. Mom liked the potato salad; I didn't really care for it, but I also don't really like red peppers, and they were prominent in the dish.

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Our dessert, the maple creme brulee, was very good as well. I always thought this was a dish that was supposed to be warm, but on the two occasions I've had it, it's been cold both times. :confused3 No matter, it was amazing! The strawberries were very sweet and juicy.

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Coke: $2.69
Adult Meal: $28.99
Total Cost: $39.74

Service: 5/5
Quality: 5/5
Quantity: 5/5
Value: 3.5/5
Overall grade: 4.63/5

Later in the afternoon we stopped for a Kaki Gori from Japan.

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Mom thought the honeydew was the most flavorful while I thought it was the strawberry. The tangerine was sort of blah.

Total Cost: $3.50

I also stopped for a cheese danish and a bottle of water. The danish was extremely large and had hints of cinnamon and banana in it.

Total Cost: $5.50

For dinner we stopped at Kringla Bakeri. We ordered a ham, cheese, and apple sandwich to share and it was very good, if a little different.

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We also got a school bread and a sweet pretzel for later. We both loved the school bread. Mom enjoyed the pretzel, I did not.

Wter: $2.50
Sandwich: $6.89
Pretzel: $4.29
School Bread: $1.99
Total Cost: $16.53

Lastly, I got a salted pretzel with cheese dip and a frozen lemonade while waiting for IllumiNations. The pretzel was very good and the lemonade hit the spot.

Total cost: $9.04

PiperGirlInWondrland
05-24-2010, 08:44 PM
More great updates, keep 'em coming!

butiflfeet
05-25-2010, 10:40 AM
Thanks for the updates! It all looks so good!

bellebookworm9
05-26-2010, 10:51 AM
Sunday we went to Animal Kingdom. We didn't get much food there and I don't have any pictures. Sorry. :sad2: Throughout the day we bought a frozen lemonade from Drinkwallah, a hot fudge sundae from Dino Bite Snacks, and a strawberry bar & Sprite from an ice cream cart. Everything was very good.

For dinner, we went to the Maji Pool bar at Kidani. We shared the turkey club and a bag of chips. Later we got the Lava Smoothie (Raspberry puree with pina colada mix) and it was very good as well. The bartender was Matt from Honolulu, Hawaii and he was very friendly.

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Club Sandwich & Chips: $8.49
Lava Smoothie: $4.69
TOTAL COST: $17.05

bellebookworm9
05-26-2010, 11:08 AM
Monday was our second day at Magic Kingdom. We had ADRs at Liberty Tree Tavern for 11:30am. We got there at about 11:10 and passed the time in the lobby-mom colored a picture they provide. :rotfl:

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We were the third or fourth family seated. Our server was Caitlyn from Pennsylvania and she was an excellent server. Mom got a coke and I got a sprite.

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We started off with the tavern fried cheese. On the left is cheddar bites, the right is mozzarella sticks. We really enjoyed this.
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For our entree we split the angus chuck cheeseburger with cheddar and bacon, with a side of fruit salad. They even cut it in half and put it on two separate plates. :goodvibes
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I had been wanting a burger for a few days and this was excellent. The fruit was sweet and juicy.

For dessert we got the Ooey Gooey toffee cake. Caitlyn and a few other servers brought it out with candles, rang their bell, and sang us their birthday song. This cake was delicious, plus it had the awesome Disney vanilla ice cream. Mom kept saying "Mmmmmmm". I told her that's what I might re-title this dining review: "Mom Says Mmmmmm....Over and Over Again!"
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Coke: $2.69
Sprite: $2.69
Burger: $11.99
Fried Cheese: $5.49
Toffee Cake: $6.49
TOTAL COST: $36.56

Service: 5/5
Quality: 5/5
Quantity: 5/5
Value: 4/5
Overall Grade: 4.75/5

For dinner we had plans to go to Cosmic Ray's. We had split up so I could go ride Space Mountain, and we lost each other. My calls wouldn't go through to mom's phone, and she wasn't dialing our area code, so she couldn't reach me either. It was a nightmare.:headache: So I got food for when we met up, but in my worry and anger I forgot pictures. Anyway, we split the 1/2 Rotisserie Chicken meal, with green beans and mashed potatoes. There was plenty for the two of us. The chicken was flavorful and juicy, the beans were nicely seasoned, and the potatoes were amazing-they had garlic in them. :cloud9:

1/2 Chicken Meal: $9.49
TOTAL COST: $10.11

After we finally found each other (almost an hour later than we should have), I got a sweet cream cheese pretzel, a frozen cherry drink, and a bottle of water from the Lunching Pad. While waiting for SpectroMagic, we also got a frozen lemonade. Yummy!

bellebookworm9
05-26-2010, 11:21 AM
Yesterday was our second day at DHS. We had ADRs for 11:05am at 50's Prime Time. We arrived around 10:50, as it was just beginning to downpour. We sat on the couch and were seated soon after the restaurant opened. We had a table with a TV.

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Our server was Mark from Endor, NY. He was awesome! Definitely the funnest server of the trip. We both ordered water and when he brought them back he said "Vodka tonics!" We were his first table and he introduced us to everyone else who came in other servers and patrons) as "his girls Debbie & Gretchen". At the end he brought out our birthday cupcake and told us to cut it into thirds so he could have a piece. We did and he took the last piece but I don't know whether or not he really ate it. :confused3 When he brought it out he announced to the room that "Gretchen is 53 and Debbie is only 19. Actually folks, Gretchen is only 19 and Debbie's in her 50s." Then he said to me "I thought you were about 23. Guess I should have checked my notes before I gave you that vodka tonic earlier!" :rotfl:

Anyway, onto the food.
We shared the Char Grilled Chicken sandwich, which came with a side of Caesar salad. The sandwich was yummy and huge. The salad was good but there was too much dressing on it. For dessert we shared the brownie sundae which was OMG SO DELICIOUS AND GIGANTIC!!

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Chicken Sandwich: $13.49
Brownie Sundae: $5.99
TOTAL COST: $25.75

Service: 5/5
Quality: 4/5
Quantity: 5/5
Value: 4/5
Overall Grade: 4.5/5

We returned to the hotel for a break and I came back later to see Fantasmic (mom stayed behind because she wasn't feeling well). I got a box of popcorn and a frozen lemonade shock. The popcorn was a little stale, but buttery, salty, and good. The lemonade shock was a little too sour for my taste.

bellebookworm9
05-26-2010, 11:33 AM
This morning I went to Boma. Mom was still not feeling well-she's got a mild stomach bug type thing. :sick: I took pictures, really I did, but when I went to upload them it told me the card was corrupted. I did the scan thing to fix it, and somewhere in there, the pictures disappeared. :headache: Anyway, I'll be honest, the food was pretty good, but it didn't blow me away. I arrived about 15 minutes early for my 9:50am ADR and only waited about 3 minutes to be seated. My server was Edna, and while she was friendly, she seemed rushed and distracted. I waited a bit longer than I should have for her to come after I was seated. It also took her nearly 15 minutes after I was done eating for her to bring the check. Then I had to wait for her to process it. Finally, this was the only restaurant that did not acknowledge the birthday celebrations that I saw were noted on the slip they place at the table for the server.

The jungle juice was very good.
My first trip consisted of:
-Fruit Loops
-Cinnamon Bun
-Banana Macadamia Muffin
-Strawberries & Watermelon

The fruit loops were good and so was the watermelon. The strawberries were juicy but not very sweet. The cinnamon bun was just okay. They're better at my school, I think. The muffin was tasty but seemed dry.

My second trip included:
-Goat Cheese and Chive scrambled eggs
-Bacon
-Sausage
-Brioche French Toast

The bacon was good. The sausage was a bit too spicy. The toast was very good-I liked the raisins. The eggs were the best thing I ate this morning. They were perfectly done and the chives added a lot of flavor.

My third trip was:
-Grapes, Cantaloupe, & Watermelon
-Chocolate Croissant
-Regular Croissant
-Blueberry Muffin

The grapes were mushy, but the cantaloupe was good. I didn't care for the chocolate croissant. The muffin was good, but the sugar crystals on top were a bit too much. The regular croissant was perfect: light and fluffy.

Buffet: $18.99
Total Cost: $23.23

Service: 2.5/5
Quality: 3.5/5
Quantity: 5/5
Value: 4/5
Overall Grade: 3.75/5

chocolateMinnie
05-26-2010, 12:28 PM
Great reviews again, sorry your Mom isn't feeling brilliant. Like the look of LTT.

KatMark
05-26-2010, 12:39 PM
Great reviews. Sorry your mom is still not feeling well. Love your PrimeTime review; sorry you weren't "thrilled" with Boma (we went last year for the first time and it was out of this world and we've decided to go back in September).

vinotinto
05-26-2010, 06:13 PM
Thanks for the reviews! I hope we also get a funny server at 50's PT.

disneymomof1
05-26-2010, 07:20 PM
Reviews and pics are great !! Mmmmmmm...fried cheese !!!!!!!!!
Sorry you weren't blown away by Boma, that is our absolute favorite breakfast on property.
Love your 50's Prime Time pics and review. Can't wait for more reviews.:thumbsup2

bellebookworm9
05-29-2010, 09:34 AM
For dinner on Wednesday we went to Mara as Mom was feeling better. We shared the cheese flatbread, a watermelon cup, and a slice of cheesecake.

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The flatbread was very good, hot and fresh. It was definitely big enough for the two of us. The watermelon was fresh, juicy, ad sweet. The cheesecake was perfect and it was also very large.

Flatbread: $6.99
Fruit: $3.19
Cheesecake: $3.59
TOTAL COST: $14.68

Service: 5/5
Quality: 5/5
Quantity: 5/5
Value: 4/5
Overall Grade: 4.75/5

On Thursday we ate lunch and dinner at Sunshine Seasons. For lunch we shared the Turkey & Monterey Jack sandwich with a side of potato salad and strawberry shortcake.

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The sandwich was very good, but seemed a little smaller than I remembered. I thought the potato salad was just okay, but mom said she really enjoyed it; it reminded her of classic German potato salad. The strawberry shortcake was amazing: perfectly smooth, light, and fluffy, with large chunks of strawberry throughout.

Sandwich with side: $8.59
Shortcake: $3.99
Total Cost: $13.40

For dinner we got the 1/2 Rotisserie Chicken meal with mashed potaotes and glazed carrots. We also got a fruit tulip and a key lime tart for dessert.

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This was soooo good. :cloud9: The mashed potatoes were delicious, fresh and garlicky and just awesome. The carrots had just a hint of sweetness. The chicken was mostly moist, with just a few spots being dry.

Now the desserts were just okay. The fruit tulip was very bland. I expected the custard to be sweet, but it really had no flavor. The strawberries were okay. Mom ate the peaches and kiwi and said they were bland as well. The key lime tart was not what I was expecting. I'm used to the Red Lobster Key Lime pie, which is almost like cheesecake. This was like a mousse and what I thought was meringue on top was almost like a heavy cream. It wasn't meringue and it wasn't whipped cream, and we're still not entirely sure what it was. It was good, just not what I was expecting.

Chicken Meal: $9.99
Regular Soda: $2.39
Fruit Tulip: $3.99
Key Lime Tart: $3.79
Total Cost: $21.48

Service: 4.5/5
Quality: 4/5
Quantity: 4.5/5
Value: 4/5
Overall Grade: 4.25/5

Well, that's all folks. Thanks for reading along!

BippityBoo
06-03-2010, 08:09 PM
Thank you so much for the dining reviews :goodvibes I HAVE to try CP breakfast now :) Ohana and LTT are family favorites of ours. We are going to schedule them for our December trip!! So excited.

bellebookworm9
06-03-2010, 08:24 PM
Thank you so much for the dining reviews :goodvibes I HAVE to try CP breakfast now :) Ohana and LTT are family favorites of ours. We are going to schedule them for our December trip!! So excited.

Crystal Palace was great! We decided that although we'd visit all the restaurants in future trips (except possibly Boma) Crystal Palace is the only one we want to definitely do on the *next* trip. We have such a list of other places to try!