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mickeysgirl17
05-19-2010, 01:58 PM
Welcome disers!!!

:welcome::welcome::welcome:

Thanks for visiting my dining report! I just got back home on Sunday, May 16th and had a fabulous 3 nights, 4 days in the world. We ate at lots of places, had some great yummy snacks and took lots of pics. I can't wait to share. So, without further due, here is a pic of me and my DH, DD7 celebrating her birthday and DS 10 months.

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On the last 2 days of our trip, my brother in law, his wife and their 2 kids joined us. Here they are on the left. We are on the right....

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The restaurants I will be reviewing are:

Akershus Princess breakfast......done
Sunshine seasons snacks.........done
Lotus blossom snacks..............done
Electric Umbrella.....................done
Pecos Bills Lunch.....................done
Cosmic Rays dinner.................done
Contempo Cafe breakfast.........done
Sci fi dinner............................done
Tusker house breakfast............done
AK snack
Ohana dinner and special birthday cake
Wishes dessert Party

I have pictures for almost everything. I will rate each location on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being everything was awesome, 1 being terrible).

Coming up First......Princess storybook breakfast at Akershus!

bluejasmine
05-19-2010, 04:17 PM
Ohh I am first! LOL Let the drooling begin!

mickeysgirl17
05-19-2010, 04:27 PM
Ohh I am first! LOL Let the drooling begin!

Yay!! Thanks for reading....First review coming right up!

tluvstink
05-19-2010, 06:06 PM
I'm in too!! :cool1:

Terri

mickeysgirl17
05-19-2010, 06:50 PM
Well, then lets get this thing started!

We arrived at Epcot around 8am. Our ADR was for 8:25. As we walked through the park, we noticed there was no one around. It was my DD's birthday so when she asked where all the people were, we told her that we got in extra early as a magical present from Mickey.

This is what the park looked like:

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We made our way to Norway for our princess breakfast.

Upon arriving, we parked our stroller and I checked in while DH and the kids walked around Norway. About 10 min. later, we were called and we got on line to meet Belle.

DD was so excited we were going to meet the princesses. Her favorite is Snow White.

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I took these pics while on line waiting to meet Belle:

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Then we finally met Belle:

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Right after that, we were seated. Our server was no where to be found for a while and we were hungry and eager to get to our first attraction at Epcot, so DH and DD got up and helped themselves to the buffet while I waited with the baby.

While they were gone, our server came by and told me that the hot plate would arrive soon and we can go up to the buffet and have as much as we want.

Once DH and DD came back, I got my food. Here is some food from the buffet...

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I love fruit in the morning, so I was happy to see strawberries on the buffet. I think there were also grapes and melon.

Some of the buffet food was good, some I didn't care for.

Then the hot plate came:

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There was plenty for everyone. The potatoes were so yummy. I mean really really good, but everything else was just average. Nothing special. Soon after the hot plate came, the princesses started to arrive....

First Sleeping Beauty and Ariel...

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Then Cinderella and DD's favorite, Snow White...

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Because it was DD's birthday, they brought her a free birthday cupcake. She didn't like the frosting and only ate the cupcake.

It came with a birthday card signed by the princesses.

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In between this somewhere, our pictures came and were included with the meal, and they came out very nice. We got 1 big 8x10 and 4 smaller 4x6's.

This meal took over an hour, and cost around $80.
The princesses were very rushed and spent around a minute at our table.

Food rating: 6 (potatoes were 10)
service: 6
value: 5
Overall: 6
Would I go back? Not anytime soon.

Next up: Snacks at Epcot and Electric Umbrella.

Thanks for reading!

latexscooter
05-19-2010, 07:22 PM
We ate at Akershus in May 2009 and had a very similar experience. The characters were great but the food was mediocre to poor and the server was fair. Everyone is so complimentary of this place I started thinking maybe my experience was an anomaly. I'm glad it wasn't just me.

I can't wait to hear more. Especially about Tusker House.

Joshua_me
05-19-2010, 07:59 PM
Great review so far !

Looking forward to more !! :goodvibes

(How Ariel can look SO awake at that hour is beyond me... :) )

vitamingirl
05-19-2010, 11:57 PM
DD got a bday card. That's so cool!!! We did DD bday lunch there in Dec but no card. That is a great keepsake.

Linda67
05-20-2010, 03:52 AM
Wonderful start and great pictures
Your kids are so cute :goodvibes

chocolatechip69
05-20-2010, 08:37 AM
I love your detailed picture-review. Subscribing!

DW2010
05-20-2010, 12:49 PM
I'm in. We actually decided to cancel Akershus since we're having lunch at CRT.

mickeysgirl17
05-20-2010, 01:38 PM
We ate at Akershus in May 2009 and had a very similar experience. The characters were great but the food was mediocre to poor and the server was fair. Everyone is so complimentary of this place I started thinking maybe my experience was an anomaly. I'm glad it wasn't just me.

I can't wait to hear more. Especially about Tusker House.

Yes, you are not the only one. I really thought it would be great because DD would get to spend her birthday with the princesses, but I really just thought it was just ok.

Thanks for reading.

Great review so far !

Looking forward to more !! :goodvibes

(How Ariel can look SO awake at that hour is beyond me... :) )

Thanks!

DD got a bday card. That's so cool!!! We did DD bday lunch there in Dec but no card. That is a great keepsake.

Yeah, its so cool that she got a card signed by the princesses. We didn't get her an autograph book this time cuz she had 1 in 2006 and already got their autographs, but this was nice.

Wonderful start and great pictures
Your kids are so cute :goodvibes

Thanks.

I love your detailed picture-review. Subscribing!

Thanks.

I'm in. We actually decided to cancel Akershus since we're having lunch at CRT.

I had dinner at CRT and thought it was just ok as well. If I had to choose between the 2 though, it would probly be CRT as you get to dine inside the castle. But, other than that I didn't really care for the food or characters much in either.

Thanks for reading everyone. More coming up later today!

chocolateMinnie
05-20-2010, 01:55 PM
Great start, we love Akershus especially at breakfast, I like the great choice of pastries and fruit, love the coffee and potatoes though.

Your children are adorable, looking forward to more,.

mickeysgirl17
05-20-2010, 03:20 PM
Great start, we love Akershus especially at breakfast, I like the great choice of pastries and fruit, love the coffee and potatoes though.

Your children are adorable, looking forward to more,.

Thanks so much

mickeysgirl17
05-20-2010, 04:00 PM
While waiting for our turn to use our fastpasses, I thought it would be a great idea to get out of the heat and go into the land to grab some snacks at Sunshine seasons.

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I really really wanted to try a strawberry shortcake after seeing the pics here on the disboards of it.

So, off we went to the bakery. The lady was already waiting for us with plates in her hand and asked what we wanted. I of course ordered the strawberry shortcake I'd been waiting to try for months. DD also got the same, and DH ordered a choc. chip muffin.

We also got a coke to share before checking out.

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This was so yummy!!!

DD only had about half of it, but she doesn't eat much.

Here is DH's huge muffin:

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He said this was just ok. Not great. Kinda dry.

Rating for snacks: 7

I would return to sunshine seasons even just for the strawberry shortcake.

One day, I'd like to try lunch here too though.

We toured some more and then we got to China. In our 2006 trip, we were starving and tried the egg rolls at lotus blossom cafe. They were sooooo good. So, this time we had to have some again. I ordered 2 sets of them (so 4 egg rolls all together). The CM's were fast and made sure I knew that there was pork inside the egg rolls.

We found a table, but they were outside and it was so hot. The tables were under a cover but thank goodness we only ordered egg rolls and not a whole meal because I don't know how I would have sat in that heat more than a few minutes.

The egg rolls themselves were just ok this time. Not sure why they didn't taste as good. The only thing I can think of was that last time we were starving so they tasted better. :confused3

Here is a picture of the egg rolls:

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We ate one before I took the pic....sorry.

Lotus blossom cafe snack rating: 7

After taking a break in the hotel, we headed back to epcot for dinner and illuminations. It was a little more crowded this time:

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We knew we would be eating a counter service meal, but we didn't know where. I usually plan everything out in advance, but I just played it by ear this time depending on what time we got back to epcot. Well, it would soon be time for illuminations and everything in FW was starting to close soon, so the most convienient spot would be the Electric Umbrella.

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We parked our stroller and went inside. There were lots of lines for ordering. I picked the shortest one and it moved fast.

DH and I both ordered burgers and DD ordered a kids chicken nugget meal.

We got a table by the window and watched people go by enjoying their day at Epcot.

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This was surprisingly very good. DH and I both liked it and it was filling. Each burger had two beef patties, bacon, cheese, lettuce and tomato and came with fries.

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DD is very picky and she usually doesn't finish her nuggets at McDonalds but she almost finished these. She loved them and said these were the best she ever had!

Wow! That's a pretty high remark for my picky DD!

Food rating: 9
service: 9
value:8
Overall: 9

We would surely consider this place again!

Next up:
Contempo cafe breakfast, DHS snacks and Sci fi dinner!

JerseyJanice
05-23-2010, 09:37 PM
You have a beautiful family, Mickeysgirl17. :)

Were you on the DDP or did you pay OOP for all your meals?

merrymouse1
05-24-2010, 10:51 AM
Thanks for the report. Looking forward to the rest. Its nice to see the quick food being reviewed. Thanks

mickeysgirl17
05-24-2010, 11:24 AM
You have a beautiful family, Mickeysgirl17. :)

Were you on the DDP or did you pay OOP for all your meals?

I paid OOP for all our meals this trip. I REALLY love the DP though and hope to do deluxe dining next year for our big trip.

Thanks for the report. Looking forward to the rest. Its nice to see the quick food being reviewed. Thanks

Your Welcome. Thanks for reading. More coming up soon.

TeresaNJ
05-24-2010, 01:38 PM
Enjoying your report, and your kids are adorable!

mickeysgirl17
05-24-2010, 01:44 PM
Enjoying your report, and your kids are adorable!

Thank you!

Disneymama5816
05-24-2010, 02:37 PM
Love the reviews and pictures!!!

MisplacedTraveler
05-24-2010, 03:53 PM
Love the pictures so far. :)

mickeysgirl17
05-24-2010, 04:11 PM
Love the reviews and pictures!!!

Love the pictures so far. :)

Thank you. More pictures on the way!

mickeysgirl17
05-25-2010, 11:44 AM
Thanks to everyone who has been following along!

Here is the next update.....

On our DHS day, we had met up with our extended family and DH and his Brother planned to go parasailing in the morning at Sammy Duvalls in the Contemporary resort. After Parasailing, we would be off to DHS!

On the way to the Contemporary, we all realized we were starving and we didn't have any ADR's planned until dinner. So, I knew that the contempoarary had contempo cafe in it, so we opted to stop there for breakfast.

Here we are approaching the contempoary resort! I just love this resort! I really hope to stay here 1 day....

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After DH and his brother went parasailing.....

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We headed upstairs to the contempo cafe. Please forgive me as today is the day I kept forgeting to take food pics. I have most for dinner but missed some.

We entered the short line and realized that we had to order our food off the screens that they had lined up along the wall. It was fairly easy to use the touch screens and all you had to do with print out the receipt and they would start making your food.

Because there were no signs though, I automatically assumed I had to take the ticket up to the servers. Instead, someone finally informed me that I had to go pick out the drinks, then pay and then return to the area where they prepare the food. This was very confusing and I wish they had a simpler way of doing things here.

I had eggs with bacon and a orange juice.

DH had french toast with sausage and DD had waffles with bacon.

Everyone else got waffles or eggs and bacon as well.

Cost wise, I remember it costing around $20 for the 3 of us.

So, how was the food? Unfortunately, not that great. The bacon was tough and the eggs were just plain scrambled eggs, nothing special.

DD loves bacon and she didn't even want to eat it and DH really really likes french toast and he said it was just ok. He did not finish it. I forced myself to eat my bacon and ate the plain eggs just so I wouldn't be starving.

Because of the confusion and the just ok food, I doubt we will be returning here.

Food rating: 5
Service: 6
value: 6
Overall: 5


After breakfast we made our way to DHS. It was very crowded and hot. We planned on skipping lunch since we had breakfast and had an ADR for dinner at the Sci Fi. So, to hold us over, we got some snacks at a small stand on sunset Blvd. while waiting to ride Tower of terror.

We all got some pretzels and frozen lemonades. So good on a hot day!

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For dinner, we had ADR's at the Sci Fi. I had been wanting to eat here for years so I was so excited.:yay:

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DS had fallen asleep in his stroller about 20 minutes before we went to check in. I was really worried that they would make me take him out of the stroller and I didn't want to because he would wake up very cranky. So, while everyone waited outside, I went inside to check in and asked them if it would be ok if we took our stroller with us and put it next to the car. Luckily, they said Yes.

:thumbsup2

After about a 5 min. wait, we were called. Upon entering the dining room, I completely fell in love with it. I loved the themeing and how it looked like a pretty night.

We sat in a car with 3 rows of seats. We looked over the small menu but everyone found something to eat easily.

Here we are in our car (license plate on the back said we were from California)....

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DS was in the stroller at this time next to me in the aisle.

Our server took a while to get to us, but when he did he was pretty fast. After he brought our drinks, he took our orders down.

My SIL and I got the shrimp pasta:

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This was pretty good, a big portion and had huge shrimp and lots of them.

DH got the ribs and was able to substitute the sides for fries which he was very happy about...

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and a choc. milkshake for us to share:

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DD got the mac n' cheese. (didn't get the pic) She said it was good.

DH's brother got a grilled chicken sandwich....(didn't get the pic). He didn't complain and he complains about his food all the time.

Our neice and nephew got the kids pizza meals: Here is where we ran into some trouble. Both kids were barely touching their food. They said the pizza was nasty. My BIL tried a piece and agreed that it was disgusting. We sent it back and they got hot dogs instead which they liked better.
The server had no trouble changing their meals which was great.


Soon after our meals came out, my DS woke up very cranky and mad! He cried and cried and I could barely eat because he wanted me to hold him the whole meal! I tried feeding him and doing whatever I could, but everyone kept looking at us because the baby was probly annoying everyone. There was really nothing I could do.....

which started stressing me and DH out. Then DS got a hold of the ketchup on our table and spilled it all over me and DH's pants and the seat. We called over the server and he immediately brought us a ton of napkins and asked what he could do which to me is great service.

The way the baby was acting made us want to hurry up and get out of there but this was not disney's fault so even though we were stressed and trying to rush, we will have to come back one day when DS is older.

Before we left, the kids got ice cream with their meals and DD got a birthday sundae.

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None of the kids ate their ice creams which was very surprising to all of us. They all said they didn't like it. :confused3:confused3:confused3

Maybe the kids ice cream is different than the ice cream they put in the milk shakes? Not sure, because our milk shake was delicious. Our neice said it was that cheap ice cream you'd get in golden corrals....:confused3

So, other than the kids pizza meals and the strange ice cream, it truly wasn't that bad of a meal and we probly would be back and the very nice quiet dining room was very relaxing until my DS woke up.

Food rating: 8
service: 10
value: 8
Overall: 8

Next up: Tusker house breakfast

:wave2:

darthtatty
05-25-2010, 03:51 PM
The Contemporary is a great resort, i hope you manage to stay there one day. weve stayed there a couple of times and going back next August.
Thats a shame you didnt enjoy the Contempo- i know what you mean about signs, we just had to work it out the first time too. Ive always enjoyed the food there, they do a fab egg and cheese sandwich for breakfast.

I like Sci fi too, great to hear you enjoyed the food and service. cant wait to hear more from you holiday.xx :goodvibes

mickeysgirl17
05-26-2010, 12:33 PM
The Contemporary is a great resort, i hope you manage to stay there one day. weve stayed there a couple of times and going back next August.
Thats a shame you didnt enjoy the Contempo- i know what you mean about signs, we just had to work it out the first time too. Ive always enjoyed the food there, they do a fab egg and cheese sandwich for breakfast.

I like Sci fi too, great to hear you enjoyed the food and service. cant wait to hear more from you holiday.xx :goodvibes

Yes, the contemporary is great. I love how the monorail goes through it.

Thank you so much for reading! ;)

Gouden Leeuw
05-26-2010, 12:47 PM
subbing in. Great review!

mickeysgirl17
05-28-2010, 12:50 PM
subbing in. Great review!

Thanks!

mickeysgirl17
06-02-2010, 12:07 PM
I was so excited for AK day and was so happy to be able to get an ADR for breakfast with the characters at Tusker house. We got there about 5 min. before our ADR time. Our ADR was for 8:10am before park opening. The park was empty, but the line for check in at Breakfast was already long. It went faster than I thought it would though and soon enough we were taking pictures with Donald...

This would have been the best picture if the baby hadn't turned around! :mad:

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This picture was taken outside. Afterwards, you were escorted to your table.

We were put in a table and I immediately sipped the special juice that the restaurant makes. It was so delicious! I usually just drink orange or apple juice, but this was really good.

Mickey was almost at our table already, so the server told us we might want to wait before going up for food. Here is Mickey (with my very scared DS and DD):

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and with my neice and nephew:

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DH stayed with DS while the rest of us went up to get our food. All I can say is WoW!!! The food quality and quantity of options here is outstanding. I could not believe how many items they offered on the buffet and how delicious and hot it all was. I already can't wait to go back!

They had everything from cooked ham to your basic eggs and bacon to mickey waffles to fruit to croissonts and muffins and danishes and potatoes.....it was truly wonderful.

Here is my plate:

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and here are the characters that came around (my only complaint was that they didn't stay very long but it was busy in there and we did want to get out by park opening so it kinda was a good thing)...

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My SIL's favorite is goofy:

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Daisy (we never met her before so we were so excited):

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The server was great and kept up with refills! We really liked this place and would not hesitate to go back!

DD even got another birthday card signed by the characters and a cupcake!!

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On the way out, DS decided he liked Donald after all so I was able to snag a pic!

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Don't miss this place. It was awesome! Much better than the princess breakfast at Epcot we did earlier in the trip.

Food rating: 10
Service: 10
Value: 10
Overall: 10
Would I go back? Absolutely!!!:yay:

Next up:

Snack at AK, Ohana dinner and special birthday cake!