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Old 11-25-2012, 03:30 PM   #721
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Brenda, love your review of Plaza. As you know, it is always our last meal of the trip, and will continue to be so.

Your burger and fries are making me drool. The Plaza simply has the best french fries in all of Disney in my opinion.

And love those potato chips too.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:01 PM   #722
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Loved your review of CP and how fun to have another unexpected Dismeet! We've had ADR's for CP many times but have always had to cancel for various reasons. I'm determined to get there next time!

We love the Plaza as well although we haven't gone in a while. Your burgers are certainly drool-worthy and are making me think a return visit is in order.

Thanks for two more wonderful reviews!
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:32 PM   #723
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Breakfast at CP looks great! I'm a big fan of the burgers at The Plaza - so tasty!
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:49 PM   #724
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We are trying The Plaza for the first time this upcoming trip. I figure it was a good option as it could be a lighter lunch one day.

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:30 PM   #725
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All caught up!
Eek! A rat! This definitely made me remove the Brown Derby from our list of possibles. Nice of the manager to remove the charge though. Glad you had someone nice at the restaurant, sad to hear about the server!

Loved your reviews of Crystal Palace (one of my favourites) and the Plaza (I have such a nice memory from my childhood from here).
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:14 PM   #726
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Thanks for your reviews. I am mostly a lurker since it has been over a year since our last trip and a few years until our next...but I just wanted to say that I love your reviews. Also, I am jealous that you are so close to Disneyland- the only thing I miss about living in SoCal. Also, thank your son (and your whole family) for his service to our country.

I had to comment b/c I couldn't believe that anyone would doubt your rat story!
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:58 PM   #727
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We love the Plaza for all of the reasons you describe above. For a burger (or sandwich) and fries in a glorious setting, a respite from the hubbub of Magic Kingdom, it is a great deal for in-park dining.

I was disappointed with dessert last time we ate there - it was apple charlotte and it had that 'reheated in the microwave' taste. The giveaway was how incredibly piping hot it was. Still, it wouldn't put me off eating there again. I would love to try one of those banana splits
Hi Joh! You were putting me to shame with all of your updates so I had to get moving!

You have a good point. With our TiW card it really isn't much more expensive to dine at Plaza Restaurant than some other CS places. I like when the Mayor arrives and selects an honorary family - he was on vacation most of our last trip so we only saw him once I believe. So funny to think of these major characters taking vacations and not being at the greatest vacation spot in the world!!

Uhhh not sure I would be so happy with a re-heated desert! I suppose that's why you can't go wrong with ice-cream!

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I really love The Plaza! Haven't tried the burger though ... it looked great! We were supposed to eat there the night we were "lucky" enough to get into BOG. Your review (and hindsight!) make me wish that we had!

Can't wait for AP!
Vicki I hope you are feeling better. I just read your BOG dinner review! So sorry that it wasn't good or even mediocre. Ick. At least you can say that you ate there before FLE opened.

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Plaza is my favorite place to eat in Magic Kingdom. It is an ADR's for the trip in February and a great value. It's excellent food at a better value than Counter Service. Glad you really enjoyed that place.
Hi there! I so agree with you! Such great, simple, tasty food for a relatively quick meal in an air conditioned restaurant. (At least in the summer that is a welcome relief!)

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Brenda, love your review of Plaza. As you know, it is always our last meal of the trip, and will continue to be so.

Your burger and fries are making me drool. The Plaza simply has the best french fries in all of Disney in my opinion.

And love those potato chips too.
Kathy I did remember that Plaza Restaurant is your final meal at WDW. That makes it sentimental favorite I suppose!

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Loved your review of CP and how fun to have another unexpected Dismeet! We've had ADR's for CP many times but have always had to cancel for various reasons. I'm determined to get there next time!

We love the Plaza as well although we haven't gone in a while. Your burgers are certainly drool-worthy and are making me think a return visit is in order.

Thanks for two more wonderful reviews!
Hi Carol! I'm still amazed by your LTT experience - what a wonderful job Caitlyn did!

Yes, the burgers were good - and the fries!

Thanks for continuing to read.

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Breakfast at CP looks great! I'm a big fan of the burgers at The Plaza - so tasty!
Hi littlestinkerbelle! There's so many great choices at CP! I may have to skip it a time or two since my family is not a CP fan! And yes, such tasty fresh cooked to order burgers are so good!

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We are trying The Plaza for the first time this upcoming trip. I figure it was a good option as it could be a lighter lunch one day.

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Hi Debra! I hope you have an awesome meal at Plaza Restaurant!

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Eek! A rat! This definitely made me remove the Brown Derby from our list of possibles. Nice of the manager to remove the charge though. Glad you had someone nice at the restaurant, sad to hear about the server!

Loved your reviews of Crystal Palace (one of my favourites) and the Plaza (I have such a nice memory from my childhood from here).
Hi Alyssa. The poor manager... the super sweet bartender... the rude server... we kinda had a mix of all types there! Sorry you removed this as a possibility. I'm determined to go back and have this place redeem our experience!!

Awwww.... glad you have special memories of Plaza Restaurant... makes it tht much sweeter when you visit.

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Thanks for your reviews. I am mostly a lurker since it has been over a year since our last trip and a few years until our next...but I just wanted to say that I love your reviews. Also, I am jealous that you are so close to Disneyland- the only thing I miss about living in SoCal. Also, thank your son (and your whole family) for his service to our country.

I had to comment b/c I couldn't believe that anyone would doubt your rat story!
Hi smiths02 - thank you so much for reading and commenting! Thank you even more for your kind comments! We are blessed to live so close to DL - it is still magical for us! Where did you live in So. CA?? You certainly are a lot closer to WDW now!

Thanks again!
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:11 AM   #728
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I'm also a big fan of the Plaza Brenda
They do a really great veggie burger (don't think it's listed on the menu) and the fries are just wonderful
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:20 AM   #729
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Great Plaza review! Sometimes there is nothing better than a good burger & fries!! And you are so good at turning down dessert when you are full. I tend to just stuff myself and then feel miserable!
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:56 PM   #730
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Brenda, love your review of Plaza. As you know, it is always our last meal of the trip, and will continue to be so.

Your burger and fries are making me drool. The Plaza simply has the best french fries in all of Disney in my opinion.

And love those potato chips too.
I have been told I am a french fry snob. And maybe I am but the fries at Plaza are soooo good. Now that they serve those yummy chips we make sure DH gets one and I get the other. I want some of each!!
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:37 AM   #731
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I absolutely love the Plaza too, Brenda. Although my opinion may be slightly biased because it's one of the few restaurants I've been able to to eat at on a walk-up .

I also agree with everyone else who said that the Plaza fries are ridiculously good. I don't know what they do to them but they need to keep doing it.

I've never tried the burger there but I can tell my DH would love it.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:37 AM   #732
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I'm also a big fan of the Plaza Brenda
They do a really great veggie burger (don't think it's listed on the menu) and the fries are just wonderful
mmmmm... love the fries too!

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Great Plaza review! Sometimes there is nothing better than a good burger & fries!! And you are so good at turning down dessert when you are full. I tend to just stuff myself and then feel miserable!
I love desserts but I have my limits sometimes!

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I have been told I am a french fry snob. And maybe I am but the fries at Plaza are soooo good. Now that they serve those yummy chips we make sure DH gets one and I get the other. I want some of each!!
Ahhhh another fan of Plaza's fries.

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I absolutely love the Plaza too, Brenda. Although my opinion may be slightly biased because it's one of the few restaurants I've been able to to eat at on a walk-up .

I also agree with everyone else who said that the Plaza fries are ridiculously good. I don't know what they do to them but they need to keep doing it.

I've never tried the burger there but I can tell my DH would love it.
They must put some special magical ingredient in their fries.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:09 AM   #733
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Dismeet with Smile4stamps!!

I interrupt this dining review to bring you this special Dismeet!
I had the pleasure of meeting up with Smile4stamps (Paula) last night to enjoy the Holiday fireworks show and dinner at DTD! I was excited to see that she was going to be at DLR for a short trip and had contacted me to meet up.

I have to say that Paula really looked great for being up nearly 24 hrs at this point!


Paula, Emily, & Brenda


Dinner was at Naples Ristorante e Pizzaria (that name sounds made up but I double checked!) Michael and Em were with me so they got to meet Paula as well.

Sorry for the poor food photo quality, most photos were from my phone or Em's phone since my camera battery died.

We started with sourdough bread with olive oil and balsamic:


I took the photo a little too late to get the smiley face... it had morphed into something unrecognizable at this point.


Paula ordered an entire pizza for herself! Just kidding.. we shared this margherita pizza:



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Em and Michael both had chicken parmesan:


I had candele pasta which was VERY good:


Loved the evening with Paula!!

Note: Darn! I have to go to Vegas again for business tomorrow so I will post my Artist Point review hopefully on Friday.

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Old 11-29-2012, 05:27 AM   #734
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How great that you go to meet up! I am so jealous!

Is that the same people that own Via Napoli? I think I had read that some place?

Enjoy Vegas!
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Yay, another DIS meet

So cool that you guys could meet up, the pizza looks yummy

Have a great time in Vegas Brenda - remember, don't put everything on Red
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