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Old 04-10-2013, 02:31 PM   #1
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The Frump Takes Over the World: Food Edition! A DR with Extra Magic! Update- 11/14

Let's Face It...It's All About the Food!

Hello my loyal Frumpy subjects!! Welcome to my FIRST EVER DINING REVIEW! Many of you may be familiar with my past trip reports. My first was "SUCK IT UP BUTTERCUP! It Builds Character and Strength!" A July 2011 TR!, followed by "I Don't Wanna Meet Mickey In a Frumpin' Poncho!" An August 2011 TR!. I also wrote a TR with my fellow Frump, Jess (PrincessJess508), which is The Frumps Have Hit the Wall... And No One's Mad. "FART SHOES.", which is from our trip in May 2012. My most recent TR, which is now complete, is from my trip with my friend Allie (princessallie) from July 2012, which is A Frump's TR: "Me Gusta Epic Mealtime! Stop Thinking My Thoughts: I'm Five." COMPLETE. Feel free to check those out! Also, check out the video from Jess' and my latest Frumpy adventure from last May HERE. You can find our past videos on that same channel as well.

Whether you've been reading my TR's from the beginning or are just joining in, WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME! I absolutely love all of my readers and am so appreciative of each and every one of you! So, without further ado, welcome to my first dining review:

The Frump Takes Over the World: Food Edition! A DR with Extra Magic!

Now you may be wondering, what does "extra magic" mean?

Well, this isn't going to be any ordinary dining review. There are some moments that happened on this trip that are just to awesome NOT to include, so I have to! In addition to TWO WEEKS of Disney dining deliciousness, there will also be some unexpected surprises, DISmeets, new faces, and awesome experiences! It's going to be RAD.

And now for the introductions!

First up, Me!

Hi there, I'm Kristen! I'll be your food critic, comedian, and Frumpy companion for however the heck long it takes to write this thing! I've been going to Disney World since I was 6, and have such a love for the place that I feel more at home there than at my own home! I've also been to Disneyland a couple times, and am looking forward to going back in a couple months! I love everything from the little details to the magical moments and totally immersive experiences. Of course, the Disney food is definitely one of my favorite parts of the experience, which is why I'm so excited to write this dining review! I cannot wait to share all of the wonderful things I enjoyed! I just adore everything about the place, and cannot wait to apply for my DCP in less than two years! I want so much to be a part of the Cast Member family, so hopefully you'll all be able to look for me there in a couple years! In the meantime, here are some of my Disney favorites:

Park: Disney's Hollywood Studios
Attraction: Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise, The PeopleMover, Toy Story Mania, Tower of Terror, The Maelstrom and Test Track
Show: Celebrate the Magic and Illuminations: Reflections of Earth
Table-Service Restaurant: Hoop-De-Doo, 'Ohana, Be Our Guest, San Angel Inn and Sanaa
Counter-Service Restaurant: Wolfgang Puck Express
Movie: Hercules, Tangled, Aladdin, Mary Poppins and Wreck-It-Ralph
Character: Ariel, Vanellope von Schweetz, Peter Pan, Goofy, Lottie, Hades, Megara, Rex, Mary Poppins and Chip & Dale

Next up, Sarah!

Sarah is my 11-year-old little Frump Jr.! She has been raised to love Disney, and her knowledge is quite impressive for her age. I am so excited that she has embraced the Disney scene, and I totally support her ambitions, which just so happen to include being an Imagineer! She's really smart and well-rounded, and I hope that all her dreams come true! That would be amazing. She is a total thrill-seeker, and loves the pools and waterslides at the resorts. Here are some of Sarah's Disney favorites:

Park: Magic Kingdom
Attraction: Mission: SPACE, Expedition Everest, Journey Into the Little Mermaid, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Splash Mountain
Show: Celebrate the Magic
Table-Service Restaurant: Be Our Guest and Sanaa
Counter-Service Restaurant: Les Halles Bakery (France in EPCOT, formerly known as Boulangerie Patisserie)
Movie: Tangles, Hercules, The Avengers, Winnie the Pooh, Dumbo and Bambi
Character: Ranpunzel, Flynn Rider, Pegasus, Hades, Eeyore, Dumbo, Thumper and Captain America

Next up, Mom!

My mom is my rock- she's my go-to person for advice, stories, laughs and just someone to talk to. We have our fights, but she has been so encouraging and supportive in my Disney career goals and love for the place. She has become quite the Disney aficionado herself over the years and has developed a huge love for the place. She loves our DVC and dreams of adding more points, and is known at work as the Disney Queen. She may be referred to sometimes as Mama Frump, by the way. She loves the traditional and classic Disney experiences, exploring the resorts, and enjoying all of the wonderful food! She is my Disney sidekick and I just love her to the ends of the earth. Here are some of Mama Frump's Disney favorites:

Attraction: Pirates of the Caribbean, The PeopleMover, Splash Mountain, Peter Pan's Flight, Spaceship Earth, The Maelstrom and Kali River Rapids
Show: Illuminations: Reflections of Earth
Table-Service Restaurant: Grand Floridian Cafe, Kona Cafe, Le Cellier and San Angel Inn
Counter-Service Restaurant: Wolfgang Puck Express
Movie: Tangled, Mary Poppins, Cinderella and Bambi
Character: Minnie Mouse, Maximus, Tinker Bell, Piglet and Cinderella

Last but not least, Scott!

Scott is my stepdad, and has sort of been forced into loving Disney, but not as reluctantly as we expected. He has come to really enjoy and anticipate our trips each year. He loves our DVC home, AKL, as does my mom. They're obsessed. He also loves the thrill rides, relaxing at the pool, and all of the unique dining experiences that WDW offers. He has the most hilarious one-liners out of nowhere, and is just a really cool person to talk to. Here are some of Scott's Disney favorites:

Attraction: Expedition Everest and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Show: Illuminations: Reflections of Earth
Table-Service Restaurant: Boma, San Angel Inn and Le Cellier
Counter-Service Restaurant: Wolfgang Puck Express and Tangierine Cafe
Movie: Tangled and Winnie the Pooh
Character: Tigger, Goofy, Donald Duck and Maximus

We're just one big bunch of Disney nuts!

And now for my famous Five W's of Disney!

Who? You've just read that!
What? A TWO WEEK trip to Walt Disney World with an Annual Pass for me and 10-day Park Hoppers for the fam, as well as the Disney Dining Plan.
Where? A split-stay between Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge- Kidani Village and Disney's Boardwalk Villas using our DVC!
When? August 15th-28th, 2012
Why? Because we LOVE Disney!

It was a fantastic trip full of food, fun, and fabulosity! Stay tuned!

WDW Commando #141
WDW (on-site only): 2001: POFQ/ 2010: AKL-Jambo House/ 2011: YC Club Level, POFQ, CSR & AKL-Jambo House (DVC!)/ 2012: SSR (x2), BWV (x2), AKV- Kidani Village & BLT/ 2013: AoA, POLY & AKV- Jambo House/ 2014: CBR, VWL, BCV & GRAND FLORIDIAN VILLAS!
DL: 2009: Fairfield Inn Marriot/ 2010: Camelot Inn/ 2013: Carousel Inn

Completed Trip Reports:

The Frump Takes Over the World: Food Edition! A DR with Extra Magic!A Frump's TR: "Me Gusta Epic Mealtime! Stop Thinking My Thoughts: I'm Five."

"I Don't Wanna Meet Mickey In a Frumpin' Poncho!"
"SUCK IT UP BUTTERCUP! It Builds Character and Strength!" A July 2011 TR!

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Old 04-10-2013, 02:32 PM   #2
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Table of Contents

Let's Face It...It's All About the Food!

Pre-Trip Report
Family Time in WDW!

August 14th & 15th, 2012
Chapter 1: The Culinary Class of a Road Trip During Which NO Fast Food was Consumed.
Chapter 2: Finally I'm HOME!
Chapter 3: Downtown DisNOMS!

August 16th, 2012
Chapter 4: Our Magical Morning!
Chapter 5: San Angel Inn A-MAH-zingness

August 17th, 2012
Chapter 7: Pucking and Dole Whip Emergencies

August 18th, 2012
Chapter 8: Blue Tongues and Hollywood Happenings
Chapter 9: Sanaa
Chapter 10: Sanaa (Cont'd)

August 19th, 2012
Chapter 11: An Eclectic Assortment of EPCOT Deliciousness & We Didn't Even Go to World Showcase!
Chapter 12: The Grand Floridian Flirt
Chapter 13: Desserts & DISMeets!

August 20th, 2012
Chapter 14: Pizza & Prime Time
Chapter 15: Sheer Frumpiness

August 21st, 2012
Chapter 16: There's Nothin' Like Magic Kingdom in the Mornin'
Chapter 17: The Plaza
Chapter 18: The Turf Club

August 22nd, 2012
Chapter 19: They Can't Rain On My Parade!
Chapter 20: BOMA COMA

August 23rd, 2012
Chapter 21: Off to The Boardwalk!
Chapter 22: Down on The Boardwalk & Off to The Grand!
Chapter 23: Tea for Three!
Chapter 24: Celebrate with Mickey Mouse!
Chapter 25: Top of the World!

August 24th, 2012
Chapter 26: Solo Mornin'
Chapter 27: Pineapple Princess

August 25th, 2012
Chapter 28: Little Town, It's a Quiet Village...
Chapter 29: Let's Make a Deal
Chapter 30: All Around the World

August 26th, 2012
Chapter 31: Meet of the Month!
Chapter 32: Deep in the Hundred Acre Wood...

August 27th, 2012
Chapter 33: Kona & Isaac
Chapter 34: Narcoossee's!

August 28th, 2012
Chapter 35: So Long, Farewell...
Chapter 36: MERCH

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Old 04-10-2013, 02:52 PM   #3
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I am definitely in. Looking forward to your reviews!
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AHH I'm in! Can't wait to hear about this trip. I can't imagine how much food you ate in 2 weeks! So lucky!
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Basically I love your trip report, but I am soooo excited for a food report!
Basically this is just going to make my day..and me hungry! Subbing of course

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I'm with Sarah. That mac and cheese at WPE is so good!!!!!
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YUM! Loving this spin on a TR! (Especially since you are telling us more than just about the food!)
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Only 3 updates?? Slacker

Is it wrong that I spent a large amount of time looking for Hidden Mickeys in the Fruit Loops photo?

I don't know if there is anything more uplifiting than seeing that WDW sign coupled with the Angel harp music (that I know everybody hears) as you drive underneath. Perfection!!!!

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Please add more to this trip report!!!
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Yay! I love reading your trip reports, so I'm sure this dining report is going to be awesome
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I'm too excited to read this!!!

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