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View Poll Results: Where do you spend the most Snack Credits
Epcot 71 52.21%
Magic Kingdom 32 23.53%
Animal Kingdom 2 1.47%
Hollywood Studios 4 2.94%
water parks 1 0.74%
Downtown Disney 9 6.62%
your resort 33 24.26%
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Old 06-11-2011, 05:22 PM   #1
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Never been so full eating for free - photos are back 6/22

Free QSDP - June 2-7, 2011
Dining reviews and guide for getting most out of Quick Service credits and Snack credits in WDW
Plus dinner at California Grill

Table of Contents:
Caribbean Beach Resort food court (CBR)
Snack credits (MK)
Columbia Harbour House (MK)
CBR breakfast
Starring Rolls lunch (DHS)
Snack credits (DHS)
CBR dinner
CBR Breakfast
Yak & Yeti Local Foods
Flame Tree BBQ lunch (AK)
Snack credits (AK)
CBR dinner (what would have been Cooke's but we had no energy to head to DTD)
Main Street Bakery (MK)
Pecos Bill lunch (MK)
Snack Credits (MK)
California Grill (OODP - out of dad's pocket)
Typhoon Lagoon lunch
Snack Credits (Epcot)
La Hacienda (Epcot)

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Old 06-11-2011, 05:31 PM   #2
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Quick Service count = 1 & 2; Caribbean Beach Resort lunch

When we got the PIN for free QSDP I was concerned that QSDP would mean only burgers and fries every meal. But we were really surprised by the variety we could come up with during those five days. That said...

For lunch, as soon as we arrived at the World, we ate at the Old Port Royal food court and we both had the Caribbean burger from the hamburger station!

The Caribbean burger had a pineapple-bbq sauce which was sweet and not spicy - and fried plantains, fried string onions, tomato and lettuce as toppings – incredibly flavorful, filling and messy!

We had fries and got a bottle of water each. And used our free resort refillable mugs for sodas (so we could drink the water later in the park!).

For dessert, I got a chocolate cupcake with vanilla icing and DSis got the dirt cake (which she didn’t eat but took back to the room to put in the fridge for later).

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Old 06-11-2011, 06:11 PM   #3
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Snack credits 1 & 2 - Main Street Ice Cream

At 4:30, already hot from the crowded Magic Kingdom and having drunk our bottles of water, we decided to get floats in the Main Street ice cream shop with snack credits – coke for me and root beer for DSis with Eddy’s vanilla ice cream. Lots of earning ears cast members – two of them were needed to take the two floats from one counter to another and they didn’t know to distinguish between the Coke and root beer, so we were left to figure it out by taste – of course we got each other’s!



it was gooooooooood

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Old 06-11-2011, 06:37 PM   #4
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Dinner at Columbia Harbor House



After a spin on Big Thunder Mountain, we then went for dinner at Columbia Harbor House, where we had read on DIS that it is a great place to relax and have a nice non burger and fries meal.

DSis had the fried shrimp and the chocolate cake with French fries and a bottle of water. The cake is rich and dark chocolate. Perhaps too dark and rich for some but not for DSis!

I had the fish and chicken nuggets with apple slices and apple crisp and a bottle of water and a cup of ice – this made the water go further. I liked the batter on the fish but I can't get over Disney chicken nuggets - they have such a distinctive flavor to me - brings back memories to bite into one. The apple crisp was sweet and I ended up just eating about 1/2 of it.

We enjoyed the a/c and the peoplewatcher (what I named that section of the dining room where you are sitting above the walkway between Fantasyland and Liberty Square). We sat there for about an hour – this quick service plan did bring us opportunities to sit and relax in air conditioning – maybe even more relaxing than a table service meal would have been.
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:35 PM   #5
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Love seeing a QS review! Can't wait for the rest!
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Can't wait to see what else was on the menu!
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Love seeing a QS review! Can't wait for the rest!
Yeah - thanks! I had a hard time finding quick service reviews before I left for the World. This was my first time with a Disney Dining Plan and I wasn't sure what to expect. QSDP is great!
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When we got the PIN for free QSDP I was concerned that QSDP would mean only burgers and fries every meal. But we were really surprised by the variety we could come up with during those five days. That said...

For lunch, as soon as we arrived at the World, we ate at the Old Port Royal food court and we both had the Caribbean burger from the hamburger station!

The Caribbean burger had a pineapple-bbq sauce which was sweet and not spicy - and fried plantains, fried string onions, tomato and lettuce as toppings – incredibly flavorful, filling and messy!

We had fries and got a bottle of water each. And used our free resort refillable mugs for sodas (so we could drink the water later in the park!).

For dessert, I got a chocolate cupcake with vanilla icing and DSis got the dirt cake (which she didn’t eat but took back to the room to put in the fridge for later).

Here are some pics:








We just arrived at CBR this afternoon. I had the burger for dinner...sooo good...it wasn't the best burger meat wise (like McDs but bigger), but the toppings made it delish. I thought the bun was fine (are these the same buns as park CS?)

Anyhow, thanks for your review or I never would have known to order that!
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Smile Great Reviews!

My DH, DD and I are heading to WDW in August and are on the QSDP. I've enjoyed all of your pictures and comments.
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So glad I could help! This was fun to recount and fun to share - so knowing it helped or is helping makes me even happier! Have a great trip!!!
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Great reviews! Pics are a big help for planning my families trip.
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that monkey cupcake

That monkey cupcake looks wonderful. Was it as good as it liiks?
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Monkey Cupcake

Hi Faline,

That cupcake was made for DSis. She was born under the Chinese sign Monkey and even before anyone in the family read that on a restaurant menu, we've all called her the monkey in the family (in any playground you would find my little sister up in the monkey bars). Anyway she first grabbed the cupcake off the shelf at Old Port Royale Market Place because of the name.

But it really was good for her beyond the name. She found the frosting creamy and peanut buttery and the cake - dark and rich chocolate. She was surprised when she bit into it to find the banana cream core and she described it to me as mashed bananas and cream - there were chunks of little banana in it - not just cream. She loved it.

I don't care for peanut butter so I just took her word for it.

They did rotate and change up the dessert offerings at Old Port Royale - sometimes there were strawberries and chocolate sauce, fruit tarts, various krispy treats, and at least two types of cupcakes. I was impressed with the fact the food was made on site at the resort (thought only the deluxes would have such facitilites but the food court kitchen was more than microwaves and walk in freezers) and the fact the food in the grab-and-go section (where the desserts are placed) were labled with dates.

Hope this helps and thanks for reading!
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Donc't talk about cupcakes, seriously, it is already difficult to be strong facing the constant demand of my children...
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Donc't talk about cupcakes, seriously, it is already difficult to be strong facing the constant demand of my children...
Well today's post (when I get it done) will have NO Cupcakes. (There may be rice krispy treats, smores, cookies, and a chocolate cake from California Grill though... I'm sorry.)
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