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Old 01-08-2009, 02:21 PM   #1
Flossbolna
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Slightly Delayed Dining Review - with Pictures - updated 3/2 Sunshine Season and Jiko

When I wrote my last dining review (Our Quest for American Food) in 2007 I was not expecting to back within one year. Now I am planning my third winter trip to WDW in a row and will be back in just a little over two weeks time. I guess, this is an experience which a few people around here had before me.

I actually started to write the dining review for the 2008 trip shortly after the trip on my computer, but never got around to post the first installment. Now planning for our 2009 trip, I am really regretting not finishing it. Now I came up with the idea that doing a dining review is actually a great thing to channel the pre-trip-anxiety into something productive. And hopefully it will set me into the perfect mood to continue with my dining review for 2009 directly after our trip!

In the fall when the winter was looming over us, my friend Carola and I remembered how great it was to escape the grey and cold days of February in Germany and enjoy sunny Florida. Also, Lufthansa (the German airline) had just started direct flights from Frankfurt to Orlando. So after a few phone calls, we decided to fly over the Atlantic just to stay at WDW and booked our stay from January 29 to February 7 2008 at the Animal Kingdom Lodge.

A brief introduction of the cast of this review:

Magdalene (that's me), 37, I am a lawyer, normally based in Nuremberg in Bavaria, but at the moment living in Berlin. I am the Disney-fan (you might have guessed from the fact that I am the author of the dining review) and therefore the planner of the trip. I love good food (sometimes a bit too much), I enjoy cooking and experimenting. I can be very adventurous with what I eat, but there are certain things that I absolutely hate: onions, red peppers, shellfish, cilantro and braised meat. So I am picky, but not because something might be exotic, but because I don't like the ingredients (or the method it was cooked). I am not so much into desserts. I like sweets, but rather as a treat inbetween than after a meal. Appetizers however, are just my thing!

Carola, 36, another lawyer, but now working as a tax expert. We met in law school and this is our third trip to WDW together. I still don't really understand after three trips together, how she chooses her food. There are some things I know: she likes chocolate and nearly everything sweet, she likes mashed potatoes and braised meat. However, just as me, she enjoys good food, so for both of, dining is part of a relaxing holiday!

This is a picture of the two of us (I am the one with blond, curly hair) just before we went on the Keys to the Kingdom Tour (which was fantastic by the way)

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