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Old 05-26-2012, 05:18 PM   #1
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8 days - 14 ADR's - No Dining Plan - PICS PICS PICS!!! *Completed with Links! Enjoy!*

We spent 8 days in the wonderful WDW. This was my 3rd trip within 1 year (my first time was in May of last year - so yes, I'm officially addicted and I blame the food!)

Our first trip was pretty tame and laid back. My second trip was with DS and during FREE DINING and the Food & Wine Festival (need I say more?) We upgraded from the Quick Service to the Deluxe and it was FABULOUS! I did a dining report on that trip (check it out in my siggy!)

This trip was our first staying "off property" at Bonnet Creek and we took along my MIL (it was her first airplane ride & her first time at Disney). I booked a LOT of ADR's even though we had a complete kitchen in our condo at Bonnet Creek Seriously, who wants to cook while they're on vacay? I know I don't!!!

Even though we didn't have the luxury of Free Dining, I did purchase the Tables in Wonderland card which came in handy and actually ended up saving us around $200 which was very nice

Soooo join along and I will be sure to post as many pictures as I have!!!

Here's a list of what you have to look forward to:::

Friday, May 4th (Arrival Day)
Liberty Tree Tavern Lunch
Tomorrowland Wishes Dessert Party

Saturday, May 5th
T-Rex Lunch

Sunday, May 6th
The Plaza Lunch
'Ohana's Dinner

Monday, May 7th
Hollywood & Vine Breakfast
50's Prime Time Diner Lunch

Tuesday, May 8th
Tusker House Breakfast
Pizzafari Lunch
Boma Dinner

Wednesday, May 9th
'Ohana BreakfastAloha Isle Dole Whip
Columbia Harbour House LunchCinderella's Royal Table Dinner

Thursday, May 10th
Universal Studios LunchCape May Cafe Dinner & Beaches and Cream Ice Cream

Friday, May 11th
1900 Park Fare Breakfast
World Showcase Lunch & Drinks
Hoop De Doo Dinner
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:34 PM   #2
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Looking forward to your reviews!
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:38 PM   #3
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I'll be following along !
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:45 PM   #4
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Your list of ADRs looks good, count me in!
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:00 PM   #5
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Liberty Tree Tavern Lunch

To begin this report, I'm going to give you a rundown of our day so far. We left for the airport at 2:15am that morning (had to drive 3 hours to Chicago)... of course, I only slept about an hour that night. It was horrible! We arrived about 20 minutes early in Orlando at 11:00 am and got to MK at about 1pm. Our first ADR was at LTT at 2:45pm but I think we checked in a bit early around 2:30 or so and got seated within 2 minutes. DD3 was crabby so she didn't eat much. We split kid's meals between the 2 kids because they never eat much anyways.

When MIL first saw the menu she commented on how there wasn't much to choose from I'm not sure what she was expecting... this certainly is not Perkins by any means.

MIL ordered the Freedom Pasta. She liked it however she did not like the waitresses outfits Yes, this is my MIL.. it was an interesting trip.



I had my favorite, New England Pot Roast... Our Tavern Keeper's Favorite. I cannot get enough of this dish. I finished it all in record time. Yum!!!


Now a little bit about DH... he is a PICKY eater. And by PICKY I mean EXTREMELY picky! He will not eat any fruits, vegetables or meats. Yeah, figure that one out. He eats like a 3 year old pretty much and has been that way since he was 3. I blame my MIL for this but there is no changing him. Trust me, I've tried. His diet consists solely of cheese pizzas, grilled cheese sandwiches, mac & cheese, mozzarella sticks, pb&j sandwiches, french fries, pancakes, scrambled eggs, cool ranch doritos, vanilla ice cream & rice krispie treats. So no, he is not a fan of Disney food by any means. He gets sick of the pizzas/mac & cheese real quick. Fortunately, LTT had a true Disney rarity on their menu, mozzarella sticks!!! DH was so happy!

He ordered the Tavern Fried Cheese and mac & cheese. He said it was very good.


The kids split the mac & cheese, sliced apples & ice cream dessert. DD3 did not eat much but DS5 loved it.



I love this place and I know I will return here in the future. The service is great and the food is even better. It's a true gem in MK IMO.
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:03 PM   #6
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Your list of ADRs looks good, count me in!
Thanks! I chose a few repeats from our last trip but we had quite a few new ones as well... I'm finally narrowing it down to my "must-do's" for future trips.
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Looking forward to reading more! Have many of the same restaurants booked.
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:04 PM   #8
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YAY! I'm so excited you're doing a DR. I was wondering when I saw that beautiful Freedom Pasta photo on another thread. Thanks for taking the time to do this. Great start.

Your DH's diet...wow! Sometimes I wish I could get away with that! Pizza and actually all things cheesy are my "thing."
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:08 PM   #9
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Great pics! I can't wait to see your other reviews...and what your DH orders at each place
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:19 PM   #10
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YAY! I'm so excited you're doing a DR. I was wondering when I saw that beautiful Freedom Pasta photo on another thread. Thanks for taking the time to do this. Great start.

Your DH's diet...wow! Sometimes I wish I could get away with that! Pizza and actually all things cheesy are my "thing."
I wish I could also do his diet and get away with it. The man is skinnier and stronger than any guy I know. I swear I should try his diet but not sure I could stick to it. I'm sure someday it will catch up to him but for right now he seems to be pretty healthy.
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Can't wait to read more! I have chosen a couple of the same places for our Aug. trip and a few are new to us. I am also considering adding H&V for DS5, but have read a few negative reviews. Can't wait to see what you have to say about it.
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:57 AM   #13
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Can't wait to read more! I have chosen a couple of the same places for our Aug. trip and a few are new to us. I am also considering adding H&V for DS5, but have read a few negative reviews. Can't wait to see what you have to say about it.
We LOVE H&V We go for the breakfast before the park opens and they have so much to choose from. The characters are great there as well. This was our second time there and I would go again. I've never been for lunch or dinner though
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Soooo join along and I will be sure to post as many pictures as I have!!!
Deal! I'm looking forward to it!
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