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marsh0013 05-09-2008 11:06 PM

Solo Deluxe Dining, Apr 30 - May 7, w/pics!
so here it comes. yes, i went down to wdw all by myself. and yes, i did the deluxe plan all by myself. and yes! it was way too much food! and was it worth it? absolutely yes!

it was a splurge, mostly just to not have to worry, and to eat at a bunch of places (signatures) that i never would have gotten the chance to otherwise. it ended up working out very nicely for me, even though i really managed just bites of what you will see in pictures. especially at buffets! i took a bunch of different things, and had mainly a bite of each. i felt it was totally worth it.

so where did i eat? let's see...

B kona --- page 1, post 2 (updated 5.9.08)
D brown derby --- page 2, post 18 (updated 5.10.08)
B cape may --- page 3, post 40 (updated 5.11.08)
L akershus --- page 4, post 60 (updated 5.12.08)
D narcoosee's --- page 6, post 85 (updated 5.15.08)
B crystal palace --- page 8, post 108 (updated 5.19.08)
D plaza --- page 9, post 123 (updated 5.22.08)
B tusker house --- page 9, post 134 (updated 5.25.08)
L yak & yeti --- page 10, post 139 (updated 5.25.08)
D wcc --- page 10, post 148 (updated 5.26.08)
L 50s ptc --- page 11, post 165 (updated 5.29.08)
D flying fish --- page 12, post 173 (updated 5.31.08)
L tutto italia --- page 13, post 186 (updated 6.1.08)
D tokyo dining --- page 13, post 191 (updated 6.2.08)
L crt --- page 15, post 211 (updated 6.5.08)
D biergarten --- page 16, post 231 (updated 6.8.08)
L crystal palace --- page 17, post 242 (updated 6.9.08)
SNACKS --- page 18, post 262 (updated 6.22.08)

so let's get the food parade started!

marsh0013 05-09-2008 11:19 PM

Kona Cafe, breakfast, Wed 04.30.08

I know this isn't a trip report, but a dining report, but i have to give you some background. I really really wanted to eat b'fast at Kona, and the only time I could fit it in was on my arrival day. My plane was landing at 9:15am or so. And the latest ADR was 11am. Yikes! Cutting it close much? Well, let me just tell you, DME was my hero! And so was the Pop check-in crew! I was in a cab from Pop to the Poly at 10:45am. Eighteen bucks and just about 15 minutes later...I made it!

So yes, I ran up those stairs, checked in, and was seated right away. Perfect! Ask the waitress, "Does the press pot of Kona coffee count as a drink?" Of course it does. Oh yes, bring it on. I love me some good coffee, and I surely didn't expect to find any for the rest of the week. I don't have a pic of just the press pot (I know, I know, bad Marcia!), but it is in the shot with the food.

For my meal, I was wrestling back and forth between the Tonga Toast and the Pineapple Mac Nut Pancakes. It was a tough one, but I went with the pancakes...which I managed to eat 1 out of the 3 of :laughing: . Got it with the ham, oh and also got some of that delish juice.

As you can see, I forgot to take the pic till I had already eaten half the pancake. Oops! Sorry guys! And sorry that it actually became a bit of a trend until I got used to taking pictures of my food :upsidedow

My waitress, I don't remember her name and I didn't write it down, well, she was wonderful. I had a great breakfast, and it was a perfect way to start off my trip.

Oh, and I didn't do the whole "keep the receipts and total it up to make sure I got my moneys worth" thing. So I have no idea how this one added up. But guess what...I don't care either! :rotfl:

more to come...stay tuned!

SmallWorld71 05-09-2008 11:24 PM

I'm in.popcorn:: Looking forward to the rest of the reviews.

disneyquilter 05-10-2008 01:10 AM

I am so on board for this food trippie! :surfweb:

I am with you on getting the Deluxe Dining DH & I are getting it next time we go (in May '09) for the family--it is so we don't have to worry about any of the meals & try some of the signature dining experiences.

I can't wait to hear about your dining adventures :)

DisneyDancin7 05-10-2008 01:13 AM

sign me up! :yay: can't wait to read more! :surfweb:

Joshua_me 05-10-2008 01:16 AM

Looking forward to more ! popcorn::

AussieAngel 05-10-2008 04:51 AM

Yum! Can't wait to hear about the rest of your dining adventures!! :cool1:

Looking forward to reading about Brown Derby... I'm still undecided about it, for our next trip! :confused3

Dorisk3 05-10-2008 07:37 AM

Looking forward to seeing your reviews!

Marty Joe 05-10-2008 08:13 AM


Reading about your Kona breakfast is KILLING me... I'm waiting for more! popcorn:: popcorn:: popcorn::

Quacktatty 05-10-2008 08:32 AM

Alright, I love solo reports! I'll be doing one myself after my September trip, although mine will be mostly CS :)

Katy Belle 05-10-2008 08:35 AM

Can't wait to read the rest!

luckytobeme88 05-10-2008 09:05 AM

A solo trip to WDW with DlxDDP, sounds like we have a winner in you...;)

Ron from Michigan 05-10-2008 09:11 AM

Thanks for the first review. Looking forward to reading the rest of your reviews.

simonkodousek 05-10-2008 09:16 AM

Thanks for the review! Looking forward to more! :)

(I shouldn't really be looking at food pics; I'm fasting for a blood test later this morning) :rotfl2:

devonsmommy 05-10-2008 10:11 AM

Great review so far! I wondered about that pot of pressed coffee too. Glad it counts for dh!

Can't wait to hear more!

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