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dnsmills
08-08-2012, 09:59 AM
I'm really looking forward (as I think a lot of us are) to staying at the AoA on my upcoming trip and I'm hoping to get some feedback from persons that have already stayed there about the food court. I know they have a stir fry station which I'm excited about. Also, the gelatto looks awesome! So, if you have stayed at the AoA and ate at the food court, please let us know what you ate and what you thought. Also, if you are going soon, please come back here to update everyone with your input.

Thanks!

rentayenta
08-08-2012, 10:13 AM
I'm looking forward to it too! :thumbsup2 They also have tandoori which is one of my favorites. The food court is one of the reason we chose AoA for our first night's stay.

EvilinaDM101
08-08-2012, 10:17 AM
Very nice and very well staffed. When we stayed there in the middle of July, we were on the dining plan and the food and desserts were AWESOME! Lots of great selections and made to order food.

AuntRoeRoe
08-08-2012, 11:47 AM
We visited the AoA food court in June and loved it. I had the Caprese Sandwich with the homemade potato chips and it was delicious. My husband, who is on a low carb diet, did the make your own salad and said that it was really good. It was nice eating on real plates and using real silverware too.

dnsmills
08-08-2012, 09:09 PM
Thanks for the input. Definitely looking forward to eating there.:woohoo:

PrincessShanShan
08-08-2012, 09:40 PM
Just got back Friday from a stay in the Nemo section. Best part of the food court to me, was the make your own pasta bowls. You could even get it in kid portions (although it wasn't listed) for only $5.95. Best bargain there!

Mom2HandR
08-08-2012, 09:43 PM
I am staying at Pop in 12 days and can't wait to go over and check it out. :)

cruisingkat
08-08-2012, 10:47 PM
The food is very good - even the spinach side (hubby and I don't eat spinach but this side was very good). And the smoothie/gelato station was great. Another plus - meals are served on real dishes and silverware - not paper and plastic - which I think helps things taste a little better (I know that it is in my mind - but presentation does help).

minniebeth
08-09-2012, 09:08 AM
We ate at Landscape of Flavors in July too. It was awesome! It was never crowded when we went. CMs are very friendly and accomodating. They're not speedy quick, but I'm not sure if that's because they're still working the system out or if it's because they make everything fresh. Probably a little of both.

DD14 has a peanut and tree nut allergy and we were so surprised to find that there is very little there she *can't* eat! Even some of the breads, rolls, etc. that she normally can't eat she could. :banana:

The atmosphere is great and the food very good. The gelato is delicious as well as the housemade chips and seasoned fries they serve as sides.

There wasn't anything we had that we didn't like! The smoothies are awesome, we had a veggie burger, meatball sandwich, turkey sandwich, kids' mac and cheese and sides, spinach/paneer side, cheesey pesto bread, pastries, and a few more things. It was all great!

Two things that were a drawback but not so much so that it wouldn't make us still love this foodcourt:
1. Everyone seems to really like the real plates/silverware, etc. Some of the baskets they serve the food in are adorable. I think it's a really nice touch, but the trays really do get heavy when you put multiple meals on them. I can see this being a little harder for families balancing food, little kids, etc.
I have arthritis in my wrists, so it did get somewhat heavy for me. I'm sure you could ask for your food in to-go products which are nice take out boxes, not styrofoam, etc.

2. They have some great kids' choices, but missing some other kid friendly items like chicken nuggets, strips, etc. Just as many will come from Pop over to AoA to eat, if we go back for an extended stay at AoA we will probably go over to Pop for some of my kids' standby favorites. Lol. :goodvibes

I'm staying at AoA in September and can't wait to try the tandoori and breakfast items this time!

Hope everyone who has an upcoming trip has a GREAT time! You will love AoA whether you are staying or visiting!!:cool1:

Greenfield1984
08-09-2012, 09:28 AM
If anyone that has eaten there was on the dining plan, I'm wondering if the special drinks like the smoothies or special coffees are included as a drink on the CS credit?
Thanks!

Familyof4lovesDW
08-09-2012, 09:40 AM
Just got back Friday from a stay in the Nemo section. Best part of the food court to me, was the make your own pasta bowls. You could even get it in kid portions (although it wasn't listed) for only $5.95. Best bargain there!

I would love to hear more about the make your own pasta bowls. What kind of pasta, sauce and if there is any meat that can be added? Is the kids portion large or really small? Myself and DD love Alfredo, so we will probably share :)

Thanks.

Missytara
08-09-2012, 09:53 AM
I would love to hear more about the make your own pasta bowls. What kind of pasta, sauce and if there is any meat that can be added? Is the kids portion large or really small? Myself and DD love Alfredo, so we will probably share :)

Thanks.

They vary from day to day; if it is the same as POR, two pastas, two sauces and some kind of meat. The portions are just perfect for both.

You just check-in each day to see what they have.

PrincessShanShan
08-09-2012, 10:58 AM
When we were there last week, they had 3 types of pasta, sauces, and meats each day. The didn't change during our trip. The pastas were linguini pasta, bow tie pasta, and some sort of cork screw pasta. The sauces were marinara, pesto, and alfredo. There were all kinds of toppings. I won't remember them all, but I do remember peas, mushrooms, onions, garlic, broccoli, bacon, and parmesean cheese. The meats that could be added were meatballs, chicken, or shrimp. HTH!

raven69david
08-09-2012, 11:14 AM
We were there opening week and ate at the food court. We only did breakfast, but found it to be as good as the other resorts. However the lunch menu was a bit "different" with not-so-friendly kids choices, at least not for our DD7 and DS1.

Familyof4lovesDW
08-09-2012, 12:04 PM
They vary from day to day; if it is the same as POR, two pastas, two sauces and some kind of meat. The portions are just perfect for both.

You just check-in each day to see what they have.

When we were there last week, they had 3 types of pasta, sauces, and meats each day. The didn't change during our trip. The pastas were linguini pasta, bow tie pasta, and some sort of cork screw pasta. The sauces were marinara, pesto, and alfredo. There were all kinds of toppings. I won't remember them all, but I do remember peas, mushrooms, onions, garlic, broccoli, bacon, and parmesean cheese. The meats that could be added were meatballs, chicken, or shrimp. HTH!


Thanks for all of the info. I must have been really hungry earlier, re reading my post. It was right before lunch. I have never been to the one at POR, this sounds really good. We are leaving 5 weeks from tomorrow :banana:

dnsmills
08-09-2012, 03:14 PM
Great info! Making me hungry. I'm looking forward to eating at the AoA food court almost as much as I am for some of our TS ADRs!

minniebeth
08-09-2012, 09:19 PM
Great info! Making me hungry. I'm looking forward to eating at the AoA food court almost as much as I am for some of our TS ADRs!

:thumbsup2 I have to say, on our recent trip, we enjoyed Landscape of Flavors more than some of our TS meals! :)

DisneyDork1969
08-09-2012, 10:59 PM
I am staying at Pop in 12 days and can't wait to go over and check it out. :)

Please write an update when you get back...I'm going in late November and plan on doing the same thing (staying at POP so that I can check out AoA's food court...and the resort of course!)...let us know what you liked and suggest...

shburks
08-09-2012, 11:42 PM
I am staying at Pop in 12 days and can't wait to go over and check it out. :)

Me too. Checking in Aug 18 and planning to check out AoA and it's food court

MeMom
08-10-2012, 04:33 AM
Here are some pictures for you, while you wait.

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Our 2 Princesses
08-10-2012, 06:19 AM
Thank you for all the pictures! The food choices sound awesome!! :coffee:

Greenfield1984
08-10-2012, 06:39 AM
Thanks for the pics!

dnsmills
08-15-2012, 10:48 AM
Hopefully someone will know - does the gelato count as a snack credit on the DDP?

michashell
08-15-2012, 02:17 PM
Hopefully someone will know - does the gelato count as a snack credit on the DDP?

We are going in October, so I've been doing a little DDP research. I believe that the gelato does count as a snack, but i can't remember where I saw that in writing. I am so looking forward to lemon gelato!

Paticake
08-15-2012, 02:39 PM
Looks yummy . We will be have dinner and breakfast there in Nov. Can't wait.Love the fresh fruit, yogurt bar and make your own pasta and salad stations.

stephie1012
08-15-2012, 03:22 PM
you can still do togo instead of eating in there right? Do they have containers and plastic silverware?

TheRatPack
08-15-2012, 03:47 PM
We thought about going over for a meal one night (we're staying at the POP) but after looking at some of their menus I realized they don't have as much as POP when it comes to kids choices...etc. I wonder how many people come from AOA to POP and vise versa? Maybe each resort will add some of the more popular menu items at each resort to keep from overcrowding the food courts?

PrincessShanShan
08-15-2012, 07:58 PM
They have carry-out containers at all the food stations and the plastic forks/spoons/knives were at the check out.

dnsmills
08-15-2012, 08:02 PM
[QUOTE="TheRatPack"]We thought about going over for a meal one night (we're staying at the POP) but after looking at some of their menus I realized they don't have as much as POP when it comes to kids choices...etc. /QUOTE]

I don't think this pictures represented 100% of the options there. I'd at least walk over and take a look.

rentayenta
08-15-2012, 09:15 PM
Thanks for the pics. :thumbsup2 The prices Aren't bad and the servings
Ok ing from the photos. My family of 5 could easily share 3 platters/pancakes platters.

Mom2HandR
08-15-2012, 10:56 PM
To those who asked, I will definitely update. We are so excited to check it out!

Deweysgirl
08-16-2012, 06:45 AM
Just back from AOA, stayed in Lion King suites beginning on opening day, 8/10. The resort is wonderful and we would definately go back again. :goodvibes I guess we are in the minority here, we didn't like the food court nearly as much as many other food courts. We actually walked over to POP on our last day to eat. The food is too fru-fru for our family. It was missing a lot of the traditional type fare that we like. Also, I should mention that in the morning there are plenty of pastries, cookies, donuts, cupcakes, and desserts in the fridge, but at the end of the day they are gone! They do not re-supply these items so if you want something, get it in the morning because there isn't much of anything left when you come back in the evening.

pixeydust
08-16-2012, 07:27 AM
We thought about going over for a meal one night (we're staying at the POP) but after looking at some of their menus I realized they don't have as much as POP when it comes to kids choices...etc. I wonder how many people come from AOA to POP and vise versa? Maybe each resort will add some of the more popular menu items at each resort to keep from overcrowding the food courts?

Hey RatPack, looks like AOA actually has more designated breakfast kidspicks, though 1 less on the lunch/dinner! But the breakfasts look amazing and more real vs fastfood type entries for lunch/dinner! Can't wait! :woohoo:

Young POP Stars 9 and under
Choice of 1% Mickey Milk, Small bottled water or 100% Apple Juice

Mickey Waffles - $4.99
Plain Pancakes - $4.99
Chocolate Chip Pancakes - $4.99
French Toast - $4.99
Breakfast Platter - $4.99

Kid's Picks Lunch/Dinner
Ages 9 and Under
Turkey Sandwich $5.49
Chicken Nuggets $5.49
Cheeseburger or Hot Dog $5.49
Chicken Burrito - $5.99
Pork Burrito - $5.99
Beef Burrito - $5.99
Penne Pasta with Meatball - $5.49
Macaroni and Cheese - $5.49
Cheese Pizza - $5.49

Landscapes of Flavor
Art of Animation Resort
KIDS PICKS Breakfast (guests 9 and under)
Choice of 1% Mickey Milk, small Bottled Water, or 100% Apple Juice

Mini Buckwheat Character Shaped Waffles with bacon and apple slices $4.99
Mini Buckwheat Character Shaped Waffles with no sugar added fresh fruit topping $4.99
Breakfast Platter - scrambled eggs, bacon, breakfast potatoes and apple slices $4.99
Egg White Omelet - with breakfast potatoes and apple slices $4.99
French Toast with bacon and apple slices $4.99
French Toast with banana marshmallow topping and apple slices $4.99
Pancakes with turkey bacon and apple slices $4.99
Pancakes with banana marshmallow toping and apple slices $4.99

AOA KIDS PICKS Lunch/Dinner
All meals include choice of one side (grapes, carrot sticks or apple slices) and Choice of 1% Mickey Milk, small Bottled Water, or 100% Apple Juice. Cookie, pudding, gelatin, yogurt or soft drink available upon request.

Turkey and Cheese Sandwich $5.49
Create Your Own Salad with choice of chicken or shrimp $5.99
Chicken Platter - with basmati or multigrain rice $6.99
Fish Platter - with basmati or multigrain rice $6.99
Cheese Pizza $5.49
Whole Wheat Pasta with turkey meatball and marinara sauce $5.49
Chicken Burger $5.49
Macaroni and Cheese $5.49

(Menu items from Debs Allears website)