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Old 11-11-2012, 04:12 PM   #1
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Tales of the Amazing Expandable Stomach: Complete!

Hi All! My Dis-sis, T, and I just returned from an insanely fun and food filled trip to the world. We spent 13 nights at the POR (1 more than planned due to that crazy Sandy person) and loved every minute of it!

Yep, the amazing expandable stomach is mine...I have no clue how we ate all that we did, but oh-boy was it deeeelicious. I welcome you to join me as I happily reminisce over all those calories, and think fondly of the laps completed around EPCOT to nullify them.

We've been traveling to our happy place since 2009. This was our 5th trip since then, and I think each one has been better than the last. I'm the crazy disney planner, T is just along for the ride, and that's the way she likes it. She's not so pleased when I take pics at restaurants, but she knows it's for the greater good of the DIS. (i.e. deal with it )



Look at that view!!

Here are the places we dined:
Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory
Kona Cafe
Boatwright's
Food and Wine 1
Raglan Road
O'hana Breakfast
Cosmic Ray's
La Cantina de San Angel
Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory
Universal Snacks
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville

House of Blues
3D Dessert Discovery

Yak and Yeti
Flying Fish
Le Cellier
Starring Rolls
Ohana
Columbia Harbor House

Wolfgang Puck Express
Food and Wine 2
50's Prime Time Cafe



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Old 11-11-2012, 04:20 PM   #2
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Looking forward to your reviews and pics. Glad to hear you had a great time.
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:20 PM   #4
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:15 PM   #5
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Sassagoula Food Court

The plan for arrival day was to eat lunch at the resort food court and head to Downtown Disney. My favorite part of that first day is driving under the 'Welcome to Walt Disney World' sign It always makes me a little teary.

Last year we stayed at POP Century, and I must admit, I was so happy to be back at POR. It felt so good to be home.The Sassagoula food court is great. Just the right amount of options and the cms are awesome.

I usually get a disney burger as my first meal, but I changed it up this year:

Tuna Sandwich on toasted 12 grain bread. You could select either cooked chips or pasta salad


This was a delicious tuna sandwich. I picked off the cucumbers (don't like that with tuna) and was in tuna heaven. It was a large sandwich, and the tuna was fresh and perfectly seasoned and was great with the lightly toasted warm bread. The pasta salad was just meh, but I was too full to eat it anyway!

T had the Chicken Sandwich with chipotle mayo. She said it was very good, but could use a little more spice.



We are so predictable with our food court desserts:


I love these cupcakes...fluffy moist yellow cake with sweet creamy icing. Well, it wasn't quite as yummy this time. The cake was as delish as usual, but the icing was way too sweet and a little grainy. The sugar cookie was soft and chewy; just perfect.


Dowtown Disney was so crowded that night. We ended up eating dinner at our resort agiain.

We both knew exactly what to get. POR has an amazing pasta station. The serving size is unreal, and the dish is sooo yummy. We both had linguine noodles with alfredo sauce and shrimp. I added onion, mushroom, and peas to mine.


It is so fascinating to watch the chef cook your meal. The flames, the speed,...oy...I could never do it!


Sassagoula has a yummy yummy carrot cake. I definitely recommend trying it; real carrots and everything!

T had a brownie


Honestly not that great. It wasn't dense and fudgy like a brownie should be.

Next up Kona Breakfast
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Great pictures! I'm looking forward to seeing more & hearing about your trip!
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:54 AM   #8
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I love Kona for breakfast! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:12 AM   #9
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That Tonga Toast brings me back to breakfast in bed on our honeymoon! . I love the food at the Poly! I will FINALLY be eating at O'Hana when we go in Feb. Reading your review makes me wonder if I should squeeze in a breakfast at Kona ....
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Those pancakes are my favorite! Nuts and all! Kona is my must do breakfast and I can't wait to go there in Feb Sorry that the nuts were a bit too much for you - you'll have to switch back to the Big Kahuna next time. My DD's favorite is the Tonga Toast so it's nice to be able to steal her breakfast too! LOL!

Your pictures are great. Too great because they are making me really crave some pancakes!
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It is pretty darn good!

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That Tonga Toast brings me back to breakfast in bed on our honeymoon! . I love the food at the Poly! I will FINALLY be eating at O'Hana when we go in Feb. Reading your review makes me wonder if I should squeeze in a breakfast at Kona ....
I always say I'd stay at the poly if going deluxe, becuase I love its dining choices!!

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Those pancakes are my favorite! Nuts and all! Kona is my must do breakfast and I can't wait to go there in Feb Sorry that the nuts were a bit too much for you - you'll have to switch back to the Big Kahuna next time. My DD's favorite is the Tonga Toast so it's nice to be able to steal her breakfast too! LOL!

Your pictures are great. Too great because they are making me really crave some pancakes!
Me too...haha! Feb is not too far off...I hope your trip is filled with fun and good eats!
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Loving your reviews

We are big fans of the food court at POR - especially the make your own pasta but we've never tried Boatwrights and it sounds awesome (I wold happily make a meal out of corn bread)
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We are big fans of the food court at POR - especially the make your own pasta but we've never tried Boatwrights and it sounds awesome (I wold happily make a meal out of corn bread)
You should try it. I could have easily just eaten the corn bread for dinner...it was that good!
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La Cantina de San Angel

Our next stop was lunch at La Cantina de San Angel. This was a great choice. T ate here last year and loved it and I was in the mood for Mexican food.

We both had the Nachos.


Yummmmmm…I so could go for this right now. It was a cheesy gooey messy delight! So unhealthy but oh-so good. The tomatoes were fresh, the chips crisp, and the cheese sauce... Keep the peppers off if you don’t like spicy.

The churros were really hot and crispy with a soft center and were great with the caramel dipping sauce.



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