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Old 08-12-2009, 09:41 PM   #1
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For anytime is food time ... Pooh time. Update 1/30 - Chef Mickey's #214

Hello everyone and welcome to my DxDDP dining report. First, a little bit about your guide on this culinary tour through the most magical place on earth and the rest of the cast of characters. Let me start by saying I am soooooooooooo not a message board person, that is except for the DIS. I have enjoyed all of your reviews and have gotten so much valuable information here that I decided to return the favor. This is my first attempt at writing a dining report, so please be gentle.

I am 35 years old and the proud father of two beautiful twin girls. I am a pretty adventurous eater and I love to try new foods. I enjoy appetizers and also love a good breakfast.

DW (36) aka LJCrochet is a chocoholic, pure and simple. If it were up to her, she'd skip straight to desert (after some bread and butter, of course). Though not an adventurous eater, she has become much more daring over the years.

DD1 (4) who we'll call Ariel takes after her Mommy when it comes to food. She could live on bread and chocolate.

DD2 (4) referred to herein as Aurora has become quite a carnivore and has a new found appreciation for ribs. She's looking forward to Whispering Canyon and Hoop de Doo Review.

Grandma (my Mom) will be joining us on this trip, let's call her Mrs. Potts. She's been weight watchers for a while now and has been doing quite well. She is a bit apprehensive about the DxDDP and is most looking forward to the healthy choices that Disney has to offer. Today's sustainable fish perhaps?

So, watch your head and step, and take small children by the hand as you prepare to have your senses stimulated by our taste of the cuisine of WDW with lots of pictures (hopefully). Our bags are packed (almost) and we'll soon be off to the World.

Sanaa
Whispering Canyon Café
Boma
Animal Kingdom Snacks
Jiko
Goofy's Candy Co
Norway
Epcot Snacks
Biergarten
Cape May Café
Sci-Fi
Tutto Italia
Crystal Palace
Snack credits
Narcoosee
Cinderella’s Royal Table
Snack credits
Le Cellier
'Ohana
Hoop de Doo Revue
Kona Cafe
Chefs de France
Artist Point
Chef Mickey's
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:54 PM   #2
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I love your title! Can't wait for more!
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:03 PM   #3
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Our ADRs

As I previously mentioned, I love a good breakfast and appetizers and DW loves desert. This is a recipe for a lot of TS meals and the DDP, just won't do. We have TIW and we were not planning on doing any of the dining plans, but after mapping out our ADRs, and crunching the numbers, we decided to add the DxDDP, as it will be cheaper and much more convenient than just relying on TIW. Before, I get flamed, I know it's not exactly apples to apples, as we'd probably not order apps and deserts for each person if we were paying OOP, but we know we'll have fun with the DxDDP.

DW and I are DVC members and we consider ourselves to be Disney veterans, but after looking over the list of Disney restaurants, I discovered that there were more than 50 places we haven't tried yet So our goal for this trip (and next) is to try as many new places as possible while hitting a few of our faves.

It is with deepest pride and greatest pleasure that we welcome you tonight.
And now we invite you to relax, let us pull up a chair as the dining room proudly presents - your dinner (I mean our ADRs):

Day 1:
Sanaa - Lunch (new to us)
Whispering Canyon - Dinner (old fave)

Day 2:
Boma - Breakfast (new to us for breakfast)
Jiko - Dinner (new to us)

Day 3:
Norway - Breakfast (old fave)
Biergarten - Dinner (new to us)

Day 4:
Cape May Cafe - Breakfast (new to us)
Sci Fi - Lunch (new to us)
Tutto Italia - Dinner (new to us)

Day 5:
Crystal Palace - Breakfast (old fave)
Tusker House / Nemo Show - Lunch (new to us for lunch)
Narcoosee's - Dinner (new to us)

Day 6:
CRT - Breakfast (old fave)
Le Cellier - Dinner (new to us)

Day 7:
'Ohana - Breakfast (old fave)
Hoop de Doo - Dinner (new to us)

Day 8:
Kona Cafe - Breakfast (new to us)
Chefs de France - Lunch (new to us)
'Ohana - Dinenr (old fave)

Day 9:
Chef Mickey's - Breakfast (last day tradition)

Hungry yet? When are we going to have time to use our snack credits?
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:14 PM   #4
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That sounds like a whole lot of eating. I can't wait to hear how it goes. Will you be updated while at Disney, or will we have to wait until you get home? Did you remember to pack the pants with elastic waist so you have something to wear home by day 9? You guys will have to come home and do a whole bunch of (looks like jumping jacks to me), to get back in shape for round number 2 in October.
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Ah!!! LOVE your title!!! I'm hooked.
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:28 PM   #8
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I'm in! Sounds great!!
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:51 PM   #9
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looks yum!
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Old 08-13-2009, 03:12 PM   #10
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I'm in! Your girls are going to love Sci-Fi, my girls did this past February! Can't wait to see your Princess Storybook review, Jiko, Narcoosee's and Chefs as we're deciding on our ADRs for next February!
Have a great time!
Thanks. We may even have time for some rides and shows.

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I'm in! We are doing the same thing next trip - trying as many new restaurants, especially signatures as possible! Can't wait for the reviews.
It's quite a noble endeavor.

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I'm in! Sounds great!!
Welcome aboard.

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I'm in!! Your lineup sounds delicious and since we're trying to figure out how to eat everything on the DxDP... I'm interested to see how you guys do :D
I think it's gonna be about pace. Very small bites. And I'll try not to "eat my money's worth" at the buffets.

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looks yum!
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Sounds like a yummy trip! I can't wait. I hope you take lots of pics!
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Old 08-14-2009, 07:05 AM   #12
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I'm in. Just in time for me to loose some calories drooling before we start our DxDDP event!!!
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Wow! You are eating at some great places , can't wait to read your reviews!
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Wow! You are eating at some great places , can't wait to read your reviews!
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I really enjoyed your dining reviews.
You ate at some of the same restaurants that we have picked out for our trip, (Nov.27-Dec. 4.) and will be trying for the first time.
We plan on having dinner at Sanaa's, the burger your daughter ordered looks huge.
I will remember to order the burger at Sci-Fi as you recommended.

I am getting really excited for our trip.
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