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Old 10-03-2012, 04:59 PM   #31
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From one pug love to another; Great reviews and I'm looking forward to reading more

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Old 10-03-2012, 05:36 PM   #32
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Loving your reviews !! Looking forward to reading more !! We lived in Sugarland for a year before moving to South Carolina.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:18 PM   #33
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vettegirl now I'm jealous. I wish we had an EoS nearby.
We have two here in San Antonio believe it or not. I have never eaten at the one at WDW, but love my local one. Same menu and all. I agree the pot roast is good at PT 50's. I sure did miss it this past week, but tried new places instead.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:57 PM   #34
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Day 2 Dinner at Sci Fi Dine-In

After our Gospel Brunch, we did a little shopping at DTD. We then hopped a bus to The Swan and another boat to HS. (We took more boats on this trip than ever before.)

Our reservation for Sci Fi was at 6:40.



I had planned to catch Fantasmic on our first evening, but this had not happened due to my iPhone error. So we dropped by Sci Fi and ask if we could possibly get in earlier. They said it would be no problem if we didn't mind not having one of the "regular" cars. We had all eaten here before and stated this would be fine. We were seated within 15 minutes.




Our waiter was Taoufiq from Moraco. He was friendly and efficient. He took good care of us, including taking several group photos for us.


We placed our drink orders.
Billy- sweet tea
Jeff- Coke
Dana- chocolate milk shake

Me- diet coke with lime

After looking at menus for over a year, the menu has had several changes that are not currently showing online yet.


For appetizers we ordered 2 orders of fried pickles and an order of spinach and Artichoke dip. Jeff skipped the appetizers.

Fried Dill Pickles- served with spicy ranch dipping sauce.- $8.49
I loved the way these were served in this cone.


Spinach & Artichoke Dip - A blend of mozzarella, Swiss, and asiago cheeses, spinach, and artichokes served with corn tortilla chips. - $7.99

The spinach and artichoke dip was good, but the fried pickles were wonderful. We ate all of both orders of pickles.

For entrees Jeff and I each ordered the Reuben sandwich.


Dana ordered the smoked turkey sandwich.

Smoked Turkey Sandwich - smoked turkey, crispy bacon, lettuce, tomato with avocado mayonnaise on multigrain bread served with cucumber salad $12.99
The turkey sandwich was a turkey sandwich, nothing special. The cucumber salad was cool and refreshing.

Billy ordered the steak cooked medium well with extra mashed potatoes instead of the seasonal vegetables.

Flame broiled New York Strip- with garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables topped with blue cheese butter and crispy onion rings. $29.99
Billy liked this steak. He thought the blue cheese on top of the steak was a very good combination.

As desserts Jeff got a chocolate shake (actually had it along with his meal), I got a vanilla shake to go (I was full and wanted to drink it as we watched Fantasmic), Billy got an hot fudge ice cream sundae, and Dana got the Out-of-this-World Turtle cheesecake to go (and then never ate any of it).

My shake was thick and delicious. I wish I had tasted the cheesecake.

Sorry for the lack of pictures of dessert. We were anticipating Fantasmic and forgot the photos.

We enjoyed the atmosphere, entertainment (cheesy movie clips), and the food. This restaurant remains a fun place to eat.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:32 PM   #35
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Your pics are great. Is the lunch and dinner menu still the same at Sci Fi, or is there a seperate lunch menu again? JW. I just canceled Scifi because we are doing DTD oop the first nite and booked Yachtsmen instead. I may have to rethink things. That steak looks pretty good and we could use the credit on our first nite!! Or use it for breakfast!
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:42 PM   #36
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I can't wait to try Sci-Fi in January! Do you know if the menu is still the same for lunch and dinner or are they different again?
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:41 AM   #37
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I did not think to ask if the menu was the same for lunch and dinner. I suspect they are the same, because there were only a few changes in items on the menu, but that is just my guess.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:17 AM   #38
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Crystal Palace

So we had a great meal at Sci Fi Dine-In and had enough time to make it to Fantasmic. We had great seats about half way up. If it was a football field I'd say we were on the 45 yard line. Was moving our reservation worth it? We think so. Got a lot of great pictures and I thought I'd share a few.



Day 3 started with an early 8:05am breakfast at Crystal Palace with Pooh and friends. We have done this breakfast on every trip. (My Dad loves this breakfast and always insists on having breakfast with Pooh! They visited Pooh the week before on their trip.)
The best part about this breakfast time is getting into the park before everyone else. I love having Main Street pictures with almost no one else in the pictures. This years pictures were extra special due to the Halloween decorations.


We checked in and had a seat for less than 10 minutes. We were seated all the way to the right of the restaurant beside a window. The view out the window was of wooded area. Our waiter was Amir from Pakistan.
He was friendly and kept our drinks filled.

I apologize for the lack of food photos at this meal. We took lots of photos, but the food seemed to get left out. I guess due to our getting back to the table at different times and the characters arrivals we just fell down on the job of taking pictures of the food.


The food at this buffet is good. Most of it is just standard breakfast fare. The made to order omelets were proclaimed to be good. The coffe is passable, but not really up to my picky coffee taste. The Puffed French Toast was a real hit. (I wish I had a plate full of the Puffed French Toast right now!) We enjoyed the seasoned breakfast potatoes. Every trip I try the breakfast lasagna, but I never really love it. It is okay, but I just don't like my foods mixed together. We of course ate the classic Mickey Waffles which were good, as always. I tried the quinoa cereal (as I am a fan of quinoa) but I did not find it to be anything special. Dana really liked the grits.

The characters make this meal special.



The restaurant is beautiful and we always enjoy the decor.




We enjoyed this meal as usual. If you haven't had breakfast with Pooh and Friends then we highly recommend an early breakfast at Crystal Palace. Having done this meal many times we are going to leave this breakfast off of our next trip in order to experience something new.

Next up...Lunch at Liberty Tree Tavern. This was a new restaurant for me.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:45 PM   #39
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Enjoying your reviews and I've learned something new- I didn't know you could get sweet tea at 50's. I always miss drinking it when I go to WDW.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:27 PM   #40
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Your 50s PT review is great, but the Fantasmic pictures are even better. Can't wait for more!
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:10 PM   #41
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Day 3 Liberty Tree Tavern

After our breakfast with the residents of the Hundred Acre Woods, we enjoyed a morning of short lines in Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Storybook Circus, and Frontierland. Our longest wait was 20 minutes.



(For those of you like me with small bladders, the upstairs area is the bathroom.)

Noon arrived quickly. We checked in at Liberty Tree Tavern and were seated in minutes.



Our waitress was smiling and looked cute in her colonial outfit, but it appears that I have lost her name. She was efficient but very busy, so we didn't get a picture.
For drinks I ordered an unsweet tea and everyone else got Cokes.

The menu did not match what is currently showing on the Disboard.


(Sorry about the blur from the flash.)

Billy, Dana & Jeff all ordered the Tavern Fried Cheese appetizers.

Tavern Fried Cheese - Served with marinara sauce. - $5.99

I ordered the Declaration Salad with the Roasted-garlic buttermilk dressing on the side.

Declaration Salad - Field greens and vegetables tossed with your choice of our Tavern Strawberry vinaigrette or Roasted-garlic buttermilk dressing. - $5.49

Jeff & I shared our appetizers. The fried cheese was good. The outside was a crisp seasoned bread crumb and the cheese on the inside was melted perfectly. Jeff and I liked the mildly spicy marinara, but Billy & Dana did not care of it. They borrowed some of my buttermilk dressing for their cheese sticks and declared it perfect. The salad was a nice mix of greens. The cucumbers and tomatoes were very good. This salad was nice and light. Jeff doesn't eat any salad dressing, but I liberally applied dressing to my salad. The dressing was good. It did not have any of the bitter after taste that is often present in bottled buttermilk ranch dressing.

When it came time entrees Billy, Dana & Jeff all ordered the Angus Chuck Cheeseburger.


The buns were fresh and good. The burger was large. The hamburger was considered good, though nothing super special.

I decided to order the New England Pot Roast.

New England Pot Roast...Tavern Keeper's Favorite - Braised beef in a Cabernet wine and mushroom sauce served with mashed potatoes and garden vegetables. - $17.99

I wanted to see if this pot roast was better than the pot roast at 50's Prime Time. In my opinion, the pot roast at 50's Prime Time was better. However, I liked the mashed potatoes and sauce better in this dish than at 50's Prime Time. I could have just eaten a bowl of potatoes and sauce and been happy.

At this point we were all full, but we wanted to try at least a few bites of the desserts.
Billy ordered the chocolate cake.


Martha Washington's Cake- a slice of rich chocolate cake, layered with a liberating chocolate icing. $7.99
Billy was pleased with his cake. Dana and I both tasted the cake and we thought it was dry. It did have a good chocolate flavor, but in our opinion it needed to be moister.

Jeff doesn't really care about dessert, but he ordered the seasonal fruit crisp in blueberry.

Fruit Crisp - Baked Seasonal fruits with a crisp streusel topping and homemade ice cream - $5.49
Jeff was not a huge fan, but that meant there was more for the rest of us! This was SO good! The warm fruit and homemade vanilla ice cream was a big hit.

Dana and I both ordered the Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake.

Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake - Vanilla cake with a gooey toffee filling, caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream - $6.49
There best way to describe the cake portion is that it was like a blond brownie with a caramel/toffee oozing through out it. The ice cream was good as well. I hated that I did not have room to eat it all.
The end of our meal found us full and satisfied.



Would I go back? Yes!
What would I order? Likely I would order the Pot Roast again. But I would have a real problem deciding between the Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake and the Fruit Crisp. I loved them both! If I'm lucky Jeff will be willing to order the Fruit Crisp for me again!!

We headed off to ride Haunted Mansion.

Next...another new experience for us...Tony's Town Square.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:43 PM   #42
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Count me in!! Really enjoying your reviews..
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:12 PM   #43
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I'm enjoying your reviews, pug crazy. I have been interested in the HOB Gospel Brunch, and this is one of the first reviews I recall reading about it. It is something I will consider for the future.

I have an ADR at Sci-fi next month and the look at the menu gives me some things to think about. Just when I thought I knew what I wanted!
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:28 PM   #44
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I go back to LTT for the ooey gooey toffee cake but since they changed the fried cheese I no longer order it. (They used to have cheese nuggets and the cheese logs.) We compared the pot roast of 50s and LTT and I actually like LTT a little better.

Oh, and that carrot cake cookie from Sweet Spells is an all time favorite treat!
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:57 PM   #45
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since they changed the fried cheese I no longer order it. (They used to have cheese nuggets and the cheese logs.)

What is your preferred appetizer? I am certainly open to new experiences.

I have seen pictures of the cheese nuggets and they looked very good, but alas I guess I'll never get to try them.

My review of the Pot Roast could have been skewed by the fact that I was hungrier when we went to 50's Prime Time than when we went to Liberty Tree. I liked both & will likely order both again on my next visit.
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