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toyman70 10-04-2005 07:27 AM

TON’S O’ PIC’s FREE DINING REVIEWS '05
 
We just got back from 6 nights at Pop Century on the free dining plan.
All I can say is FAb-u-lous !!!
Little prolog:
Me-Jason 34 my 8th trip to WDW. I have 70 Disney restaurants under my belt.
Wife- Patty 25 her 5th trip. NEVER ate at any sit down restaurants EVER, what a shame.
Married 3 years and this is our first Disney trip together. So I had to let her eat around the world.
This is the first time I had used any dining plan. Food was in abundance.
Since the plan was free for us it was well worth it (when is free food not).

Now go grab your favorite snack, loosen your belts, fetch a bib and let’s get your eat on!!!!


Legend:

C.S. = Counter service
T.S. = Table service
Paid cash= means I paid cash for that item and did not use any credits.
All snacks will be pictured together at the end of the reports. I will not list them the days they are eaten (to much eating going on to remember where and when).


DAY 1 9/18/05
Lunch:
Cantina san angel – 1 C.S. credit
combo platter:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...mboplatter.jpg
Rating:good.
Thoughts: not bad but nothing special.filling

Dinner:
Sci-Fi dine in – 2 T.S. credits
bacon cheeseburger:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...urgerfries.jpg
steak:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...edpotatoes.jpg
BLT soup:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...fi-BLTsoup.jpg
onion rings:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...onionrings.jpg
cookie & cream shake:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...creamshake.jpg
apple crisp:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...applecrisp.jpg
moon pie:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...fi-moonpie.jpg
Rating:very good
Thoughts:I like the burgers here alot.the onion rings are great.desserts are OK
nothing special.shake was awesome

DAY 2 9/19
Lunch 1:
Cosmic Ray’s – 1 C.S. credit- we split this meal
double cheeseburger & fries:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...s-doublech.jpg
carrot cake:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...carrotcake.jpg
Rating:OK
Thoughts:a filling counter service.decent carrot cake

Lunch 2:
Flame Tree BBQ – 1 C.S. credit – we split this also
ribs,corn,beans:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...sbeanscorn.jpg
onion rings:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...onionrings.jpg
chocolate cake:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...eeBBQ-choc.jpg
Rating:excellent
Thoughts:the ribs were perfect,beans sweet and tender,corn juicy,cake rich &
moist,onoin rings super.I highly recommend this place.Plus it's only a counter service.I paid cash for the onion rings

Dinner:
Le’Cellier – 2 T.S. credits
cheese soup:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...cheesesoup.jpg
shrimp cocktail:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...mpcocktail.jpg
bread sticks:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...readsticks.jpg
glazed filet & cheese mashed potatoes:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...shedpotato.jpg
N.Y. strip & rosted potatoes:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...er-NYstrip.jpg
fruit cobbler:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...uitcobbler.jpg
club cake:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...anclubcake.jpg
free aniversary choc.mouse:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...rsarymouse.jpg
Rating:excellent
Thoughts:everything was perfect.pretzel bread was so good.ny strip not as good as filet.

toyman70 10-04-2005 07:28 AM

DAY 3 9/20
Universal
Lunch 1:
Richter burgers - cash out of pocket
double cheeseburger & fries:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...oubleburge.jpg
Rating:not bad
Thoughts:little over priced,freshly cooked.

Lunch 2:
Beaches & Cream – cash out of pocket-split meal
Burger & onion rings:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...urgerrings.jpg
no way jose:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...-nowayjose.jpg
Rating:excellent
Thoughts:I love the burger & onion rings here.juicy and tasty.icecream is awesome of course

Dinner:
O’Hana’s – 2 T.S. credits
menu:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...OHana-menu.jpg
pina colada & strawberry daq.:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...coldastraw.jpg
salad:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...Hana-salad.jpg
sweet & sour shrimp:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...sourshrimp.jpg
mixed veggies:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...xedveggies.jpg
dipping sauces:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...pingsauces.jpg
meats on a skewers:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...na-skewers.jpg
scalloped potatoes:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...edpotatoes.jpg
honey corriander wings:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...anderwings.jpg
fried wontons & shrimp wontons:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...impwontons.jpg
bread pudding w/banana foster sauce & vanilla icecream:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...afostervan.jpg
steak:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...Hana-steak.jpg

Rating:soooooo good
Thoughts:One of our favorite meals.We never ate here before but the menu
was incredible.The potatoes are like crack,you can't stop eating them.
the meats were juicy.The shrimp wantons were awesome.Salad is plain,nothing special.bread pudding,the BEST!!!!!! I love this place.
Only complaint is we were sitting next to the fire pit and the singer was right there and the coconut races & hula hooping got on my nerves.My wife didin't mind though.Highly recommend this place.
DAY 4 9/21
Lunch:
50’s Prime Time Café – cash out of pocket – split meal
fried chicken w/mashed potatoes & greenbeans:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...hickenmash.jpg
Rating:very good
Thoughts:just like homemade.Good mom interaction.very quick service.15 min.
between getting seated and walking out the door.Love the theming.


Dinner:
Concourse Steakhouse – 2 T.S. credits
smoothies:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...icsmoothie.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...sesmoothie.jpg
rolls & butter:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...ollsbutter.jpg
shrimp cocktail:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...mpcocktail.jpg
wings:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...teak-wings.jpg
filet & mashed potatoes:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...edpotatoes.jpg
peach & blueberry cobbler w/vanilla icecream:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...ak-cobbler.jpg
chocolate cake:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...steak-choc.jpg
Rating:very good
Thoughts:everything was great.The strip steak was a little tough ( the only picture I forgot to take)the desserts were very good.

toyman70 10-04-2005 07:30 AM

DAY 5 9/22
Lunch:
Wolfgang Puck – 2 C.S. credit
rosemary chicken w/garlic butter mashed potatoes:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...ickenpotat.jpg
pepp. pizza:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...press-pepp.jpg
soda:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...press-soda.jpg
choc.cake:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...press-choc.jpg
choc.chip cookie:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...-chocolate.jpg
Rating:excellent
Thoughts:the food is so good here.everything was cooked to order.the potatoes were the best.desserts were also very good.A great counter service.

Earl of sandwich - paid out of pocket
The original (roast beef,chedder cheese,horseradish sauce):
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...heoriginal.jpg
rating:O.K
Thoughts:nothing that special.The bread was good though

Dinner:
Whispering Canyon Café – 2 T.S. credits
Corn bread:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...-cornbread.jpg
nachos:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...WCC-nachos.jpg
wings:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2.../WCC-wings.jpg
bottomless shakes (vanilla and black & white):
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...tomlessvan.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...esschocvan.jpg
soda with long straw:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...alongstraw.jpg
steak,mashed taters,corn,onion rings:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...onionrings.jpg
glazed porkchops,roasted taters,green beans:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...dporkchops.jpg
banana dustbowl:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...nadustbowl.jpg
caramel apple pie with vanilla icecream:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...ieicecream.jpg
Rating:excellent
Thoughts:very loud,but fun.Food was great but SOOOO filling.The steak was a
little tough.desserts were very good.we love this place.

toyman70 10-04-2005 07:30 AM

DAY 6 9/23
Lunch:
Coronado Springs Pepper Market – 2 C.S. credit
smoothies (strawberry & mango):
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...strawberry.jpg
chinese combo platter:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...mboplatter.jpg
chedder bacon burger & fries:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...urgerfries.jpg
oatmeal cookie:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...isincookie.jpg
banana nut muffin:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...ermart-ban.jpg
Rating: poor
Thoughts:food was not good here at all.the desserts were the only good thing
here.they only let you get cookies or muffins for the dining plan.
They also allowed smoothies as drinks.Skip this place,what a waste of credits.

Dinner:
Mama Melrose – 2 T.S. credits
menus:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...rosemenu-2.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...ose-menu-1.jpg
caprino cheese & bread:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...rinocheese.jpg
bruschetta:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...bruschetta.jpg
chicken parm:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...hickenparm.jpg
pepp.pizza:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...-pepppizza.jpg
chocolate pudding cake:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...lrose-choc.jpg
coffee tartufo:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...feetartufo.jpg

Rating:OK nothing special
Thoughts: pizza was good (small) caprino cheese was very good (like french bread pizza) chick parm not so good (a bad as olive garden) desserts very good but small

toyman70 10-04-2005 07:32 AM

DAY 7 9/24 (final day)
Breakfast:
Boma – cash out of pocket
frunch juice:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...runchjuice.jpg
omelete (swiss,chedder,bacon,peppers):
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...aconpepper.jpg
french toast & bacon:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...toastbacon.jpg
sticky nut bun,blueberry muffin,cinn.roll:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...-pasteries.jpg
waffle,banana nut bread,seasoned potatoes:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...-waffleban.jpg
pineapple,danish,watermellon,frenchtoast:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...ruitdanish.jpg
Rating:good
Thoughts:the quality is good but not worth the money.

Snack:
Epcot U.K. -cash out of pocket
fish & chips:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...70/Epcot-U.jpg


Lunch:
everything Pop -cash out of pocket
double cheeseburger w/fries:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...y-doublech.jpg
Rating:good
Thoughts:I love the food court here good food.

Dinner:
everything Pop - 1 C.S. credit
moms night out-fried chicken,mashed taters,green beans,roll:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...enmashedgr.jpg
lunar cheesecake:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...cheesecake.jpg
Rating:very very good
Thoughts:love the chicken

Total for ALL foods $888.84 ( we spent about $100 in cash for stuff)

toyman70 10-04-2005 07:33 AM

Here are some snacks and misc. food pic's

wife eating icecream cookie sandwich-1 snack credit:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...iesandwich.jpg
great

everything POP
double cheeseburger w/cheese fries & twinkie tiramisu-1 c.s. credit:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...heesefries.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...misuopened.jpg
very tasty

waffle,bacon,sausage-1 c.s. credit
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...usagebacon.jpg
tied dyed cheesecake:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...cheesecake.jpg
choc.croissant:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...0/POP-choc.jpg
it was all good!

Port orleans-paid cash
beignets:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...s-beignets.jpg
So good

MGM-ABC commissary-1 c.s. credit
cheeseburger w/fries & mac.nut tart:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...ssary-meal.jpg
tart was good ,burger OK

boardwalk bakery-cash
choc.cupcake:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...ry-cupcake.jpg
good

choc.frozen banana-1 snack credit:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...ozenbanana.jpg

Epcot- japan - cash
Kokigori:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...n-Kakigori.jpg
yum

DTD goofy's candy -cash
carrot cake cookie:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...cakecookie.jpg

german choc.chip cookie:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...germanchoc.jpg
both were very good

itzakadoozie - 1 snack credit:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...zakadoozie.jpg

main street icecream shop-cash
choc.chip cookie w/van icecream:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...n70/MainSt.jpg

main street bakery-cash
apple turnover:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...leturnover.jpg
yum

french toast loaf:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...htoastloaf.jpg
so good it hurts

mara-cash
zebra domes:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...zebradomes.jpg

Popcorn-1 snack credit:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...MK-Popcorn.jpg

dolewhip-cash:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...K-dolewhip.jpg

CamColt 10-04-2005 10:15 AM

Thanks for posting! Im starving!!! :teeth:

Wendaeh 10-04-2005 11:55 AM

Thanks!
 
Thanks for posting all the pics and reviews!

Can't wait to try those potatoes at 'Ohana (like crack, huh :rotfl2: )

Those frozen bananas are right up my alley as a snack -- where did you get them?

Wendy

MinnieM21 10-04-2005 11:59 AM

Fantastic pictures and review! :sunny: Thank you so much for sharing. I'm getting so excited for my trip! :cool1:

PattiPB 10-04-2005 12:25 PM

Thank you for taking such time to post!

I can't wait to show DH what we can do if we use our credits well. Now I'm headed to the kitchen...

eeyore7567 10-04-2005 12:57 PM

How were the Fish and Chips at Epcot? We ended up skipping that and headed somewhere else in the World Showcase.

Kinley'sMom 10-04-2005 01:02 PM

Now I'm starving! :banana: Thanks for sharing the pics and reviews. I can't wait until our trip in April!

robinb 10-04-2005 01:20 PM

Oh man! I'm stuffed just seeing all that great food :). Thanks for all the great pictures!

disneyjunkie 10-04-2005 01:37 PM

Wow, those pictures are great.

Thanks for sharing.

ladyjayhawk 10-04-2005 02:54 PM

YUM!!!!!! Thank you!! :)


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