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Old 04-28-2011, 10:10 AM   #1
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Please join me in celebrating my 50th Birthday...Deluxe Style! FINALLY COMPLETE

Good Morning Everyone! I am definitely doing the Happy Dance today. Not because I turned 50 yesterday , but because in just two weeks I will get to celebrate at one of my favorite places in the world. DD21 has her last final exam on May 11 and then the very next morning she and I are off to my HAPPY PLACE. We are doing a split stay at my two favorite Disney resorts, with our first four nights (5 days) at the Boardwalk Inn (on the Deluxe Dining Plan) and then three nights (2 days) at the Polynesian on our own (will probably renew my TIW membership though). But more important than where we are staying is where we will be dining, so without further ado...

Here are our dining plans:

May 12

Dinner at Flying Fish Cafe - COMPLETE



May 13

Boardwalk Bakery Goodies - COMPLETE (featuring the Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cupcake)

Lunch at Coral Reef - COMPLETE

Drinking (& Eating) Around Epcot's World Showcase - Part I - COMPLETE (featuring the Wine Passport)

Dinner at Narcoossee's - COMPLETE



May 14

Breakfast at Sleepy Hollow - COMPLETE (featuring the Funnel Cake)

Lunch - Sanaa - COMPLETE

Drinking (& Eating) Around Epcot's World Showcase - Part II - COMPLETE (featuring the Rose & Crown Pub Beer Flight)

Dinner at La Hacienda - COMPLETE


May 15

Lunch at Hollywood Brown Derby (OOP) - COMPLETE

Afternoon Snack at the Writer's Shop - COMPLETE (featuring the Carrot Cake Cookie)

Happy Hour at the Tune In Lounge - COMPLETE

Dinner at Yachtsman Steakhouse - COMPLETE



May 16

Breakfast at Kringla Og Bakery - COMPLETE

Lunch at Teppan Edo - COMPLETE

Drinking (& Eating) Around the World - Part III - COMPLETE

Dinner at California Grill - COMPLETE

DDP vs. TIW Comparison - COMPLETE


Last two days not on Dining Plan:

May 17

Breakfast at the Grand Floridian Cafe - COMPLETE

Afternoon Tea at the Garden View Lounge - COMPLETE

Dinner at Jiko - COMPLETE

May 18

Breakfast at Kona Cafe - COMPLETE

La Cava de Tequila - COMPLETE

Lunch at Le Cellier - COMPLETE

Drinking (& Eating) Around the World - Part IV - COMPLETE

Drinking (& Eating) Around the World - The Final Chapter (Game Review and Results) - COMPLETE

Dinner at Citricos - COMPLETE

Favorites and Final Thoughts - Page 15


Ok, that's the lineup, for now anyway . I can't promise you I won't make any changes in the next two weeks (as I have made about a billion so far and I only started planning this trip about two months ago ), but I will promise to take lots of pictures and report back here on whatever food/drinks we do end up having. So please check back here next month and join me in celebrating my 50th Birthday...Deluxe Style!
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:21 AM   #2
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Happy Birthday! What a fantastic line up you have planned! Can't wait for the reviews & pics!
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Old 04-28-2011, 01:00 PM   #3
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Happy Birthday! You have a wonderful lineup of restaurants, all top notch! Enjoy!!
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Old 04-28-2011, 01:47 PM   #4
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Happy birthday, what a great way to celebrate!
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Old 04-28-2011, 07:17 PM   #5
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We arrive on May 9 and leave on May 13. I spent my 50th birthday at WDW three years ago and had an absolute blast!! This trip we are celebrating DS's college graduation on May 6!!!

Can't wait to read your reviews!!
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:35 PM   #6
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we'll be there too!! we have lunch at coral reef on the 13th too!!! see ya there!!
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:10 PM   #7
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Happy Birthday!!! I'll be there, too- at BWV with 5 other DISmoms- hope to see you there!!
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Old 04-29-2011, 12:08 AM   #8
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Happy Birthday! You have a wonderful lineup of restaurants, all top notch! Enjoy!!
Thank you both for the birthday wishes and for joining in!
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DISNEY TRIPS: Aug. 2000 - BWV, CR, DTD Hilton (First Family Trip), Dec. 2000 -WLV,Dolphin, July 2001 - BC, AKL - CL, BWV, Poly, May 2002 - BWI, GF, AKL-CL, June 2002 - DLR's Grand Californian, March 2003 - Poly, BCV, March 2004 - POR, Dolphin, March 2006 - WL, Dolphin, Nov. 2006 - Poly, Nov. 2007 - YC, Poly, March 2008 - CR, YC, March 2010, Nov. 2010, May 2011 - BWI, Poly, Nov. 2011 - BWI, May 2012 - BWV, March 2013 - WL, Swan
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Happy birthday, what a great way to celebrate!
Thank you annichan! By the way, I'm really enjoying your dining report (in progress) and can't wait for more. Your reviews from your 2009 trip were very helpful when I was planning our 25th anniversary trip last fall. Thank you and keep up the good work!
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MAY 2011 REVIEW - My 50th Birthday -and- NOV. 2010 REVIEW - Our 25th Anniversary



DISNEY TRIPS: Aug. 2000 - BWV, CR, DTD Hilton (First Family Trip), Dec. 2000 -WLV,Dolphin, July 2001 - BC, AKL - CL, BWV, Poly, May 2002 - BWI, GF, AKL-CL, June 2002 - DLR's Grand Californian, March 2003 - Poly, BCV, March 2004 - POR, Dolphin, March 2006 - WL, Dolphin, Nov. 2006 - Poly, Nov. 2007 - YC, Poly, March 2008 - CR, YC, March 2010, Nov. 2010, May 2011 - BWI, Poly, Nov. 2011 - BWI, May 2012 - BWV, March 2013 - WL, Swan
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We arrive on May 9 and leave on May 13. I spent my 50th birthday at WDW three years ago and had an absolute blast!! This trip we are celebrating DS's college graduation on May 6!!!

Can't wait to read your reviews!!

Thanks for joining in YCFAN! You've given me a great idea...my DD graduates from college next year. Sounds like a good excuse to return to WDW. It's such a great place to celebrate! Hope you and your son have a great trip and thanks for the idea.
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MAY 2011 REVIEW - My 50th Birthday -and- NOV. 2010 REVIEW - Our 25th Anniversary



DISNEY TRIPS: Aug. 2000 - BWV, CR, DTD Hilton (First Family Trip), Dec. 2000 -WLV,Dolphin, July 2001 - BC, AKL - CL, BWV, Poly, May 2002 - BWI, GF, AKL-CL, June 2002 - DLR's Grand Californian, March 2003 - Poly, BCV, March 2004 - POR, Dolphin, March 2006 - WL, Dolphin, Nov. 2006 - Poly, Nov. 2007 - YC, Poly, March 2008 - CR, YC, March 2010, Nov. 2010, May 2011 - BWI, Poly, Nov. 2011 - BWI, May 2012 - BWV, March 2013 - WL, Swan
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we'll be there too!! we have lunch at coral reef on the 13th too!!! see ya there!!

Hi Deena! Yep, Friday the 13th...couldn't possibly be an unlucky day since we will be at Disney World. So what are you going to order at Coral Reef? I'm leaning toward the mahi mahi, but I could be easily swayed.
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MAY 2011 REVIEW - My 50th Birthday -and- NOV. 2010 REVIEW - Our 25th Anniversary



DISNEY TRIPS: Aug. 2000 - BWV, CR, DTD Hilton (First Family Trip), Dec. 2000 -WLV,Dolphin, July 2001 - BC, AKL - CL, BWV, Poly, May 2002 - BWI, GF, AKL-CL, June 2002 - DLR's Grand Californian, March 2003 - Poly, BCV, March 2004 - POR, Dolphin, March 2006 - WL, Dolphin, Nov. 2006 - Poly, Nov. 2007 - YC, Poly, March 2008 - CR, YC, March 2010, Nov. 2010, May 2011 - BWI, Poly, Nov. 2011 - BWI, May 2012 - BWV, March 2013 - WL, Swan
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Happy Birthday!!! I'll be there, too- at BWV with 5 other DISmoms- hope to see you there!!
Thank you, and it sounds like there's going to be a party at the Boardwalk.
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MAY 2012 REVIEW - DD's Graduation Celebration -and- NOV. 2011 REVIEW - Let them eat steak!

MAY 2011 REVIEW - My 50th Birthday -and- NOV. 2010 REVIEW - Our 25th Anniversary



DISNEY TRIPS: Aug. 2000 - BWV, CR, DTD Hilton (First Family Trip), Dec. 2000 -WLV,Dolphin, July 2001 - BC, AKL - CL, BWV, Poly, May 2002 - BWI, GF, AKL-CL, June 2002 - DLR's Grand Californian, March 2003 - Poly, BCV, March 2004 - POR, Dolphin, March 2006 - WL, Dolphin, Nov. 2006 - Poly, Nov. 2007 - YC, Poly, March 2008 - CR, YC, March 2010, Nov. 2010, May 2011 - BWI, Poly, Nov. 2011 - BWI, May 2012 - BWV, March 2013 - WL, Swan
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Hi Deena! Yep, Friday the 13th...couldn't possibly be an unlucky day since we will be at Disney World. So what are you going to order at Coral Reef? I'm leaning toward the mahi mahi, but I could be easily swayed.
Friday the 13th It's David's birthday that day too!! Well we've had Coral Reef booked on 3 trips now and have canceled because I never like the menu He picked it as his birthday lunch because I don't have control over that Our ADR is at 12:55.

We plan on the appetizer for 2 sampler, He's going with the steak, and I'll either have a plain steak and fries, or try the seared chicken breast. I don't like any of their dessert offerings so I may have to make a trip to France I highly dislike the taste of alcohol in my food, don't like creme brulee, and their gelato is almond--highly allergic. The kids menu has an ice cream sundae on there so that's a possibility

Hopefully we'll see ya there!
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Great choices We arrive on the 19th and I cannot wait!
Hi Nicki! I'm really glad to hear that you also have a trip coming up very soon. I really love your dining reviews! This one should be especially interesting and full of surprises since you are going without any ADRs. Hope you have a great trip and birthday celebration for Todd!
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Our Live Updates from Disney World Thread - #3
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MAY 2012 REVIEW - DD's Graduation Celebration -and- NOV. 2011 REVIEW - Let them eat steak!

MAY 2011 REVIEW - My 50th Birthday -and- NOV. 2010 REVIEW - Our 25th Anniversary



DISNEY TRIPS: Aug. 2000 - BWV, CR, DTD Hilton (First Family Trip), Dec. 2000 -WLV,Dolphin, July 2001 - BC, AKL - CL, BWV, Poly, May 2002 - BWI, GF, AKL-CL, June 2002 - DLR's Grand Californian, March 2003 - Poly, BCV, March 2004 - POR, Dolphin, March 2006 - WL, Dolphin, Nov. 2006 - Poly, Nov. 2007 - YC, Poly, March 2008 - CR, YC, March 2010, Nov. 2010, May 2011 - BWI, Poly, Nov. 2011 - BWI, May 2012 - BWV, March 2013 - WL, Swan
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