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Old 07-13-2010, 11:44 PM   #1
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A QSDP and DATW review with pics. Loved it! (Complete)

I should go ahead and write this report before I lose the details. I think that I was so sad to be back home that I thought of the report as closure. Well lucky for me, my DH has decided to take me back to Disney for my birthday in two months so I donít have to be Disney depressed anymore!

Let me introduce myself. I am a 29 year old mommy, middle school teacher and Disney addict. My first trip to Disney world was in 2007 and I fell in love. Iíve been on a Disney related vacation every year since except for 2008. This trip included DD 9, DS 5 and DH. Remember that I am a math teacher and not the best writer but here goes.

Last year we took our first DCL cruise and love, love, loved it! I had planned on going back but I never found a deal that I could live with. Because I am super cheap and will not pay full price for anything, I told DH that we would just have to wait to plan a vacation for 2010. Weather it was DCL or Disney World, we would just sit back and see what happens. I am a Disney Visa Debit card holder and the kids stay, play, eat free came out some time earlier this year. That was good enough for me and I was ready to book. Not even one week later, I received the free quick service pin. I was ecstatic!! It saved us even more money. I didnít know what to think about the quick service plan so I went to DIS for advice . At that time I heard pretty good things about it but I wasnít sure if I should go for it. In 2007 we did the full plan and on DCL everything is included so we werenít sure if we would miss the table service meals. After thinking long and hard, I decided to go for it and here it goes.

My pictures are not the best but hopefully this will help someone. I donít have pictures of everything because most of the time the food looked so good that I just dug in before snapping picures.


Coming up: Day 1- Ohana (Our only OOP meal)
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Old 07-14-2010, 12:08 AM   #2
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Day 1- Ohana

Day 1- We drove from Houston and stayed overnight in Mobile. We arrived in Orlando around 2. We decided to stay at the Dolphin for one night and check into our package on our first full day. Ohana is a tradition for us and we did not want to miss it. This was our only out of pocket meal and it was delicious.

Ohana



Wings and Pot stickers

We thought that these were wonderful. The crust on the pot stickers could have been a little better but the overall taste was pretty good. Some of them were a little stale. We also ate the shrimp and I really didn't care for them. They were better in 2007 but I don't remember what the difference is.



The broccoli was very good and fresh. Iím not sure what the put on them but I really liked the flavor of them. It seemed like it may have been a think butter sauce of some kind.



We went to DW in 2007 and at that time they had the cheesy potatoes. I really do miss those but the noodles were actually decent. I didnít expect much and I honestly didnít think I would like them.
I hate to say it but I didnít get any pictures of the main meal. By the time it came out I was in full gluttony mode and forgot to get out the camera. Sorry. I will say that my husband loved the beef. He probably ate a small cow in one sitting. Iím not a big steak or beef eater and I just thought it was just of. I ate more wings than anything. I also thought the chicken was a little dry but everything else was wonderful.



This was the highlight of the entire trip!!! I think that Ohanaís bread pudding is the best dessert that Iíve ever eaten. I know that those are strong words but I would pay full meal price just to eat this. It was that good!



Up Next: Day 2- Main Street Bakery, Pecos Bill, Wolfgang Puck Express (West Side)
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Old 07-14-2010, 12:43 AM   #3
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Day 2

Day 2-
Today we woke up at around 6:30 am and headed over to POP to check in and start our QSDP. We were checked in and in our rooms at 7:30. We dropped off our luggage in the room and to Magic Kingdom we went.

Breakfast:
Main Street Bakery- We stopped here for breakfast and used 4 snack credits. Between the four of us we shared a cinnamon roll, an apple turnover and bottled beverages.



The cinnamon roll was as good as everyone says. My husband loved the apple turnover. It was plenty of food for breakfast and we were set until lunch.

Lunch:

We ate at Pecos Bills for lunch. I had forgotten that we also ate here in 2007. When I saw the building, all I could think about was the horrible chicken wrap that I had in 07. It was full with lettuce and barely any chicken and I thought it was awful. I figured we would give it another try since I read so many great things on DIS about it. I tried the Deluxe 1/3 lb. Angus Cheeseburger. I really tried not to take pictures of already eaten food but I forgot. Luckily, I still had half a burger when I remembered that I was suppose to get a picture.



Sorry for the awful picture. I really enjoyed this burger. It had and onion ring, cheese, bacon and a tangy bbq sauce. I donít care for Disney burgers
but this was very good. I think that all of the extra toppings made me forget about the just ok bun.



I didnít want to take a picture of this thing but I figured I had to warn someone. When my daughter decided to get this I didnít say anything because she is a very healthy eater and I knew the she didnít want a burger. I figured that maybe it gotten better over the last three years. NOPE. It was still bad and this is all she was able to eat. I forgot to mention that I upgraded my daughter to the adult menu. Sheís not a fan of Disneyís kids menu options.

Dinner:

Wolfgang Puck Express (West Side)

Unfortunately I didnít get any pictures tonight. DH and I both had a chicken sandwich. I canít remember what it was called. DS had a cheese pizza which was very good and DD had the pepperoni and mushroom pizza.

WARNING- The Westside location of WPE does not have a full menu. I didnít know this. I expected to see the plethora of menu items that I had seen on DIS and all they had were sandwiches and pizza. They were all extremely delicious but I was expecting more. I did finally make it to the market place location but Iíll get to that
later in the week.
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Old 07-14-2010, 12:55 AM   #4
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Thanks so much for doing this. We are staying at pop again also. We decied to stick with the QSDP also. I could upgrade but the TS meal we want are T-rex,Rainforest and garden grill. So not worth it to us to upgrade. Plus for a 10 day stay we only have one adr.
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We are on the QSDP in September. The only OOP meal we are paying for is 'Ohana too. My girls have to have this meal! Looking forward to the rest of your reviews.
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