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Old 09-08-2012, 08:33 PM   #1
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A Texas-sized dining experience. 4 Adults “Stretchy Pants Diet”

As everyone knows, EVERYTHING is bigger in Texas. So here is my Texas-sized dining report.

We planned an adults only trip to WDW for 9/22/12 through 9/28/12. Two Texas couples will spend 6 nights and 7 Days tasting our way through WDW on the “Stretchy Pants Diet” also known as the Deluxe Dining plan. I spent 9 months planning what I hope to be a truly Magical getaway. And what is more magical that Disney Dining? Deluxe Dining of course!!! So when “free dining” was offered we jumped at the change to upgrade to Deluxe Dining! None of us have ever been on the Deluxe Dining plan so this is going to be FUN!!

Our cast of characters include:




Me: A foodie and Disney obsessed. I love to try new foods, especially sweets. I have reviewed every menu and dining report for the last two years. I plan to try as many cupcakes and crème brulees as possible.

Jeff: Enjoys meat and potatoes. He loves all things Disney. He does not care for sweets. Maybe I can get him to share some of his snack credits!?!? (NO. Those credits are MINE! –jeff)




Dana: Also a foodie who loves Disney. We will be sharing lots of desserts and cupcakes so we can get to taste a wider variety. She is really looking forward to our Surf & Turf night.

Billy: No nonsense no frill guy where food is concerned. (Billy does not like oriental food, so I had to skip Yak & Yeti this trip.) I’m not sure he has even looked at the menus of the restaurants we will be frequenting.
With the Deluxe Dining plan we each get 18 dining credits and 12 snack credits.

Up next: So where shall we eat?
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:41 PM   #2
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So after having spent almost two years looking over menus, where will we be eating???

Day 1: Saturday 9/22/12
Breakfast- In Houston
Lunch- DTD Earl of Sandwich 1 credit
Dinner- HS 50's Prime Time Cafe 1 credit
Day 2: Sunday 9/23/12
Brunch- DTD House Of Blues Gospel Brunch Out of pocket
Snack credits- Snack credits
Dinner- HS Sci Fi Dine-In 1 credit

Day 3: Monday 9/24/12
Breakfast- Crystal Palace Breakfast with Pooh and Friends 1 credit
Lunch- Liberty Tree Tavern 1 credit
Dinner- Tonys Town Square 1 credit

Day 4: Tuesday 9/25/12
Breakfast- Kouzzina by Cat Cora 1 credit
Lunch- Via Napoli 1 credit
Dinner- Le Cellier 2 credits

Day 5: Wednesday 9/26/12
Breakfast- Donald's Safari Breakfast at Tusker House 1 credit
Lunch- Flame Tree BBQ (Not a sit down, but one of our favorites) 1 credit
Dinner- Narcoossees 2 Credit

Day 6: Thursday 9/27/12
Breakfast- Snack credits at Sunshine Seasons
Lunch- Les Chefs de France 1 credit
Dinner- La Hacienda de San Angel 1 credit

Day 7:Friday 9/28/12
Breakfast- Cinderellas Royal Table 2 credits
Lunch- snack credits or OOP


The planning phase has ended. I have 13 days before we leave for Houston. I need to switch to frantic packing mode.
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:42 PM   #3
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Mmmm sounds yummy! Can't wait to read your report after your wonderful trip!
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:51 PM   #4
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Sounds awesome! I will be interested to see the difference between your lunch and dinner meals at Le Cellier!
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:34 AM   #5
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Sounds yummy!

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Old 09-09-2012, 07:48 PM   #8
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Joining too!
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:32 PM   #9
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Learning to add photos & usde photo bucket

So I set up a photobucket account today and uploaded pictures of our cast. The photo of me and DH is blurry, so I guess I'll have to take another later and replace it. I just wanted to get a photo so we snapped it with the iPhone. We will have to pull out the Cannon Rebel. I promise to have better shots of the important stuff (THE FOOD).
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This Texas girl is joining in for the fun! Have a great trip and say hello if you see me at the world
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:19 PM   #12
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I'm in! And we are in Disney at the same time, so if an overly enthusiastic blonde girl bounces up to you in Epcot to say hi, that's me
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:31 PM   #13
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Looks good! Can't wait to hear your reviews!
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:34 PM   #14
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Great start. Reading your EoS review is making me want to have one for lunch tomorrow, as I am spoiled to have one by my office here in San Antonio.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:58 PM   #15
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I've managed to book ourselves completely out of Earl of Sandwich. Well, actually we could go there but then we'd have to give up WPExpress....I've heard so many good things about both of those places that now I'm torn! Anyway, I've booked many of the places you did so I'm subbing for your report! I just decided this week to upgrade to the DxDDP (like you we received DDP free for our stay).
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