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Jennafoo 05-28-2013 06:03 PM

BOG Doubts
 
So, I'm going to WDW for the first time ever in September and I'm going solo. I upgraded to Deluxe from free dining, and am usually planning for one table service and one signature a day.

On my MK day, I lucked into a BoG reservation...for 4:45. It makes for an awkward day, since I can't have lunch and then such an early dinner. Current plan is to have breakfast at Kona, a snack and then BOG.

But now I'm doubting. I've heard such mixed reviews and I won't have kids with me. Is it worth it? Maybe I should give up the res and go spend the credits somewhere nicer. Or try for lunch and do dinner elsewhere. I'd like to see the castle, but I'm worried its not worth the hassle.

Thoughts?

jrtoastyman 05-28-2013 06:12 PM

I think the people you hear grousing about BOG probably had unrealistic expectations going into it, because it did get an awful lot of hype. It may not be the end all, be all, but it is quite good and if you're looking for a TS place in the Magic Kingdom, it's the best of the bunch and it's not a close call.

Also, I don't think the presence or absence of kids makes much difference as it pertains to BOG. If anything, it's a bit more adult friendly because (1) you can have booze, and (2) their is neither a hot dog nor an order of chicken fingers to be found on the menu.

If you don't want to go, don't go, but the food there is very good -- particularly for the price -- and it's well worth a visit. Just have reasonable expectations.

WsPrincess 05-28-2013 06:17 PM

I would do it for the opportunity! It will be early so it should go quick and I love trying new things.

WDW in Pearls 05-28-2013 06:22 PM

Honestly I've been trying to get a reservation...no idea if I'd like it, I just want to try it! I say give it a shot! The worst that will happen is that it's just not your cup of tea. The next meal will be better!

Jennafoo 05-28-2013 06:26 PM

I guess my main issue is that the early time will mean I only spend two credits that day (I get three meals and two snacks a day.) maybe I can spend it on another day. Even though I'm getting the DxdDP discounted, I don't want to not spend credits...

And yes, I realize this is a 'first world problem'. ;)

WDW in Pearls 05-28-2013 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jennafoo (Post 48526370)
I guess my main issue is that the early time will mean I only spend two credits that day (I get three meals and two snacks a day.) maybe I can spend it on another day. Even though I'm getting the DxdDP discounted, I don't want to not spend credits...

And yes, I realize this is a 'first world problem'. ;)

Why not just book a signature meal some other time? I had the deluxe plan last year and ran into the same issue.

MADnNOLA 05-28-2013 08:23 PM

Definitely go!

I traveled solo in April and was lucky enough to get a reservation at BOG. It was a great meal and service. I had previously seen the inside of the restaurant in October during dress rehearsals, so knew what to expect as far as setting.

Afterwards I was able to check out the other dining rooms and meet with the Beast for photos.

As far as the extra TS credit for the day, as the PP suggested, book at signature restaurant. I would suggest Citricos at GF or The Brown Derby at HS. This is how I handled two days of extra TS credits on my dining plan. It was great was to enjoy restaurant I normally might not have dined.

jhryb 05-28-2013 08:38 PM

I say go and then double up on your signatures another day

North of Mouse 05-28-2013 08:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jennafoo (Post 48526181)
So, I'm going to WDW for the first time ever in September and I'm going solo. I upgraded to Deluxe from free dining, and am usually planning for one table service and one signature a day.

On my MK day, I lucked into a BoG reservation...for 4:45. It makes for an awkward day, since I can't have lunch and then such an early dinner. Current plan is to have breakfast at Kona, a snack and then BOG.

But now I'm doubting. I've heard such mixed reviews and I won't have kids with me. Is it worth it? Maybe I should give up the res and go spend the credits somewhere nicer. Or try for lunch and do dinner elsewhere. I'd like to see the castle, but I'm worried its not worth the hassle.

Thoughts?

We have gone for lunch 3 times and loved it each time. Cancelled our dinner ressies after hearing that you had much more freedom at lunch - choosing your seat, room, being able to walk around as long as you wanted, take endless pictures and really enjoy the ambiance. We have no regrets! Will go there every trip now for lunch. :thumbsup2

TwinkleKS 05-28-2013 09:37 PM

I'd keep it and do signature dining for another meal. I've eaten at BOG for lunch and supper. I preferred the atmosphere at supper time. At lunch it just seemed like the CM and the dinners were very busy / harried / hurried ... I'm not sure what adjective I want here, but it wasn't as calm.

focusondisney 05-28-2013 10:38 PM

I assume you won't want to do 2 signature meals on another day. But you can use the credits til midnight on your check out day. Will you have time for a nice sit down lunch before you leave?

WDW in Pearls 05-29-2013 05:19 AM

If it were me, I'd use those extra credits for a night of eating lobster during Wishes at Narcoosees! Depending on when you're going in Sept you might see me there!

shortnsassy730 05-29-2013 08:31 AM

You could always do what we do. Brown Derby is two credits all day. So one day on deluxe we do a signature for early lunch at Brown Derby and then a signature for dinner. We usually do Flying Fish late. Then on AK day we do 1 TS at Yak and Yeti and 1 TS credit at Ragland Road (must do for us everytrip)!

I agree with PP, BOG is not to be missed! :banana:

Jennafoo 05-29-2013 11:44 AM

Thanks everyone! I don't think I was totally clear: As I said in my op, I have signature meals planned every night I'm there. I can't really eat two huge meals a day, which is why I was going to do a breakfast and then BOG. This does leave me a couple credits short and maybe that's okay. My question wasn't how to plan meals; I really just wanted to know if BOG was worth perhaps leaving a few credits on the table.

wiigirl 05-29-2013 11:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jhryb (Post 48527572)
I say go and then double up on your signatures another day

:thumbsup2


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