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Old 06-25-2012, 12:09 PM   #1
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I fell off the ice cream truck...13 days of DDP with pics!*UPDATE: COMPLETED!!*

Hi! I'm Marla... and i had a problem.. in disney.. with ice cream. At least that's the phrase my husband used when i commented about how much ice cream i had been eating! I equated it to falling off the wagon (as we had be diligently eating healthy/dieting for months up until disney) and he chimed in and claimed it was more like falling off the ice cream truck! but it's cool cause we were in DISNEY!!!!

Little background, i'm a long time DisBoards lurker.. i chime in occasionally but i just like to hang around and read. I've been to disney my entire life.. from year 1 to now year 25 (almost 26 .. )! My family went every year growing up and then 7 years ago - i introduced my now husband, Dan, to disney.. and since then he has gotten the Disney bug.. which works for me! We just got married in November 11.11.11 and we honeymooned in Disneyland (1week) and then Punta Cana (2nd week).. you would think after those vacations we would be done for a while.. but no, around Februrary we got itching to head back to the world.. so we booked our 13 night stay at Pop and we luckily had a pin attached to Dan's name for Free QS dining.. we upgraded to DDP and started our countdown!

I just finished my Student Teaching for my Masters in Elem. Ed.. and Dan is a graphic designer for a NJ newspaper.. did i mention were from NJ! .. and we DROVE down.. actually we drive to Disney World all the time.. it may seem strange but we actually like to drive down! all 18 hours of quality time in a car! plus i much prefer to rely on our own car for transportation.

Anyway, back to the food.. we love it! who doesn't, so we made a ridiculous amount a reservations.. i believe we started out with 15 TS... switched some.. canceled some last minute.. but over all we were pretty happy with our selections.. tried a couple new places and a lot of old favorites!

Dan is also on the Dis... we had some interesting discussions on how i would write this report.. he is on the edge of his seat waiting to see what i write.. especially over one piece of chocolate cake which we just could not see eye to eye on.. LOL i'm sure he will be commenting on how i don't know what i'm talking about hahaha

oh and one more somewhat key factor to our eating around Disney.. dan eats meat.. i don't.. i'm a pescetarian... if you've never heard of it it means that i will eat fish (i like to say, "no land animals" to be clearer).. perhaps one day i will get rid of that as well. but for this report, just though you all should know!

oh and hopefully by the end of this i will have answered the age old question.. is the DDP worth it.. i have never really cared if it is.. i just love it for how easy it is .... even though we were scrambling the last few days with 12 snacks left! hahah i still have some mickey cake pops in the fridge! (we got back early sunday morning - so i'm sure they are fine! lol)

omgoodness.. i keep starting to type the line up and i remember more things to say...if you haven't figured it out already - i talk.. a lot. but we left for our drive on June 9th, the day after Dan's birthday (so you know i had already let disney know the birthday boy was on his way!) arrived at Pop on Jun 10th and left for NJ on the 23rd! OH one more thing.. we went to UNIVERSAL 2 days.. so i will also include dining reports for there as well!

Here i am, with my least favorite Pooh Character.. lol.. don't be mad at me but i just could never really stand piglet..




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so.. here is what you have all been waiting for.. the lineup!!

June 10
Dinner:Teppan Edo (Japan) @Epcot

June 11
Breakfast:Pop Century
Snack: The Royal Anandapur Tea Company @AK
Lunch:Earl of Sandwhich @DTD
Dinner:Mama Melrose@HS

June 12
Breakfast:Crystal Palace @MK
Snack:Sunshine Tree Terrace/Ice Cream Cart@MK
Lunch:Pop Century
Dinner:Via Napoli (Italy) @Epcot

June 13 - Island's of Adventure
Breakfast:Pop Century
Snack: IOA - Butterbeer/Fruit cup
Lunch:Steak and Shake
Snack: Pop Century
Dinner:AMC Dine in Theaters @DTD

June 14
Breakfast:Pop Century
Lunch:Coral Reef @Epcot
Dinner:Backlot Express @HS

June 15
Breakfast: Pop Century
Lunch: Sci Fi @HS
Dinner:Columbia Harbour House @MK
plus * MK Dessert Party! *

June 16
Breakfast:Trails End @Fort Wilderness
Lunch: Wetzle Pretzles@DTD
Snack: Goofys Candy Co.
Dinner: Captain Cook's@Poly
Snack: Pop Century

June 17
Breakfast: Pop Century
Snack: Sunshine Tree Terrace @MK
Lunch: Liberty Tree Tavern@MK
Dinner: Catalina Eddie's@HS
Snack: Ghirardelli @DTD

June 18
Breakfast: Pop Century
Snack: Sunshine Tree Terrace
Linner: Gasparilla Grill @GF

June 19
Breakfast: Pop Century
Lunch: Wolfgang Puck Express@DTD
Dinner: Sommerfest (Germany) / La Cantina de San Angel(Mexico)@ Epcot

June 20
Breakfast: Boma @Animal Kingdom Lodge
Lunch: Rainforest Cafe @AK
Snack: Mickey Pretzel @MK
Dinner: Chef Mickey's @Contemporary

June 21 - Universal Studios
Breakfast: Pop Century
Lunch: Louie's Italian Restaurant
Dinner: Mel's Drive In
plus * Ghirardelli's

June 22
Breakfast: Pop Century
Lunch: Tutto Italia(Italy) @Epcot
Dinner: Cinderella's Royal Table@MK

Now that i typed up this list, i see how much we ate breakfast at Pop! We typically like to eat first before heading to the park that way we can hit the rides right away.. but i'm thinking for the next trip we may need to branch out a bit lol

WELL! there is is... i'm exhausted from just typing all that and bolding certain things! lol

we also had a ridiculous amount of snacks along the way, which will be posted along with each day!

hopefully these pictures and reports will be as helpful as other's were for me!!!!!!

and let me know if your reading, i'd love to hear what other's thought of these dining locations as well!
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:18 PM   #2
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I'm in ... looking forward to the reviews!

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Old 06-25-2012, 12:23 PM   #3
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:29 PM   #4
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Count me in too! And by the way, I love the title of your report.
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:29 PM   #5
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:56 PM   #6
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Looking forward to following along.

And I'm so happy you used the word Pescetarian! I always cringe a little when someone says I'm a vegetarian, but I eat fish. Then no, you're not a vegetarian. I had a friend who used to say she was a vegetarian but she ate chicken and fish. Huh?

Looks like you only ate at a couple of places that I've got on my list for October, but I'm still going to love following along because there are some on your list that we considered, but they didn't make the cut. And I'm interested to hear your take on AMC Dine-In. We have Showcase de Lux where I live which is the same concept and hubby (who is from NJ, btw) and I go there fairly regularly for date night. I always like to hear how AMC compares.
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Old 06-25-2012, 01:30 PM   #7
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:18 PM   #8
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How did you find out there was a pin associated with your husband's name? Did you get a card, email or have to call?
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:36 PM   #9
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How did you find out there was a pin associated with your husband's name? Did you get a card, email or have to call?
i actually had called and checked my name first and no pin... and i wasn't even going to have him call and check until i was like.. let me just try. and sure enough we had a free dining pin good for the whole year..just call the vacation planning number and ask them to check and see if there is a pin associated with your name because a lot of times you won't get the e-mail or snail mail! It can't hurt to check!




yay! so excited to have some readers! I'll be posting more later tonight!!
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December '13 off site May '13 Pop/off site + 4nights Disney Dream June '12 Pop November '11 Disneyland for our honeymoon! May '11 4 nights on the Dream! + Poly!
August '10 Pop August '09 Pop/3 night Wonder Cruise! and ENGAGED IN DISNEY! 8.24.09! January '09 AS Movies
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:38 PM   #10
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And I'm so happy you used the word Pescetarian! I always cringe a little when someone says I'm a vegetarian, but I eat fish. Then no, you're not a vegetarian. I had a friend who used to say she was a vegetarian but she ate chicken and fish. Huh?

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i totally agree, even when i tell people I eat fish they still label it veg or vegan but pescetarians do exist! haha and sometimes i think other people assume i made up the term! lol
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December '13 off site May '13 Pop/off site + 4nights Disney Dream June '12 Pop November '11 Disneyland for our honeymoon! May '11 4 nights on the Dream! + Poly!
August '10 Pop August '09 Pop/3 night Wonder Cruise! and ENGAGED IN DISNEY! 8.24.09! January '09 AS Movies
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Wow, that's a LOT of food and I am looking forward to hearing about every single bite!
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sounds like a fun thread.
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Excited to read your report and to see your pictures!
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Woohoo..so excited to read. Making ADR's soon at many of the same restaurants.
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