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Old 10-05-2011, 02:32 PM   #1
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Oh, I'm detecting nuttiness, all right! 3D Dessert Discovery (11/2) - Complete

Dis_Yoda & Husband are returning to the world for their annual F&W trip.

When: October 21st to October 29th, 2011
Where: Coronado Springs Resort
Why: Food & Wine Festival!

This is a much needed break as we haven't had a real vacation together since we both took new jobs this past April. Plus, after our vacation starts the retail holiday season, which means I become a retail widow for the next 2.5 months.

I'm a 25 year old engineer/quality supervisor & my husband is a 27 year old manager in retail. I grew up a Disney fanatic & over the years my husband has become one too. I've been going to the F&W Festival since it first started in 1995, even though I couldn't enjoy the Wine portion!


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Old 10-05-2011, 02:40 PM   #2
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Initial Plan

October 21st, 2011
No Dining Plans as we don't know when we are arriving!

October 22nd, 2011
Lunch - Yak & Yeti
Afternoon - EPCOT or MK
Dinner - Shula's

October 23rd, 2011
Lunch - EPCOT Food & Wine Festival
Robert Irvine Culinary Demo
Dinner - Flying Fish

October 24th, 2011
Lunch - Liberty Tree Tavern
Afternoon - EPCOT
Late Dinner - Le Cellier

October 25th, 2011
Breakfast - Captain's Grille
Lunch - Italy Beer & Pizza Pairing
Late Dinner - Fulton's

October 26th, 2011
Lunch - EPCOT Food & Wine Festival
Dinner - California Grill

October 27th, 2011
Brunch: Grand Floridian Cafe
Italy Wine & Dessert Pairing
Dinner - Brown Derby Signature Dinner for F&W (just me)

October 28th, 2011
French Regional Lunch (just me)
3D Dessert Discovery

October 29th, 2011
Breakfast - Boma
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:04 PM   #4
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I need pics of everyone who will be, so I can scope while munching Have a great time all.
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Old 10-08-2011, 10:35 PM   #7
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:56 AM   #8
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:00 AM   #9
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Oh, I'm so glad to be in from the beginning and not just catching the tail end like I normally do! I didn't realize you were so young! While I enjoyed good food that many years ago (I'm not sayin' ), I could never have discussed it and given such great reviews like you do! There must be an old soul in there and why you chose the name Yoda to be part of your screename.

I'll be at the lunch at the Bistro that you're attending. In fact it was your reviews from last year that caused me to make the decision to change my plans from avoiding F&W on the weekends and stay at the BCV over the Thurs-Mon so that we could do the lunch and the Grand Mariner tasting, then move to VWL instead of the opposite. I wanted to do PFTS as well, but we all know what happened to THAT for the 29th. We'll be the "Pooh sized" ladies also taking pictures of all the food before we dig in.

We're also doing the dessert party that night as well. I look forward to your reviews. You do them pretty much live, don't you? That will be great because you arrive four days before we leave, so I'll get all psyched up just before we get on the plane!
Glad you got in at the beginning too! Thanks for the compliments on the reviews. I'm lucky my mother exposed me to nicer dining growing up which helped me expand my tastes and ways to describe them.

I do try to do my reviews live - between my job & my husband's we unfortunately need to be connected to the internet so might as well use it for something fun too. At least this year we have tethering through our cell phones so no need to pay for Disney's overpriced internet.

Yeah, I'm sad there is no PFTS this year on the 29th - we actually changed our date we are leaving because of that as we have no need to stay that night now. Hopefully those attending will have fun at that detox event.

Hopefully I'll get to run into while at the events! Its always nice putting faces to screennames.


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Old 10-21-2011, 10:21 PM   #12
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Cafe Rix


After our dinner, we returned to the hotel. We needed to pick up my husband's items I forgot at home. I decided to go into Cafe Rix and see if anything sweet caught our eyes.

Both my husband and I picked up a slice of cake.

My husband's choice


He devoured it in about a minute flat after I took that picture. I think he liked it.

I went with the cookies & cream cake.



It was really good.

Both of the cakes were only 3.99 each. We thought that was a good deal for the size they were!
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Old 10-22-2011, 03:29 PM   #13
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Cafe Rix


Breakfast this morning was at Cafe Rix. We thought it would be quick and easy before heading to Animal Kingdom where I got to talk with Guest Services and my husband purchase his ticket.

He went with the Bacon, Egg & Cheese Croissant


He said it was ok. He didn't like that the cheese was folded within the egg.


Nothing really caught my eye & I really wanted a cupcake I had seen in the Disney Food Blog at Ak so I just went with a plain Croissant.


It was alright.

We headed to Animal Kingdom.

Well - the bakery wasn't selling their cupcakes yet so no Cottontop Tamarin Cupcake for me.

I did find someone celebrating F&W at Animal Kingdom thought...


We were quickly done with AK. We realized we didn't want to stick around for our Yak & Yeti reservation and decided to head somewhere else.
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Old 10-22-2011, 04:00 PM   #14
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Beaches and Cream

After Animal Kingdom, we debated on where we would be headed - Hollywood Studios or EPCOT. I decided to put off deciding & lets each lunch at Beaches & Cream since he had never been and its between the two places!

We got there right after 11AM & were immediately seated at one of the round tables.

I went for a Vanilla Ice Cream Soda.


Amazing! I loved it.

My husband went for a Root Beer Float.

He loves them & it had been over a year since he last had a float so he was happy.

As for meals, my husband went for the Cheeseburger.


He liked how the bun didn't immediately fall apart like the last burger he had at Disney did.

I went for the All Beef Hot Dog - Add Cheese and Add Bacon

I think I found something that competes with what I get from Five Guys on rare occasion. It filled me up to the point where I didn't really touch my fries.

We will return there as all our food was great!
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Old 10-22-2011, 05:50 PM   #15
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I am on the front end of your food review! Yayyy meee!!!! Looking forward to reading all your reviews!

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