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Old 01-20-2013, 07:46 PM   #31
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120 snack credits! Wow!!! The lobster pasta does look rich but good! I need to try Coral Reef again.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:09 PM   #32
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Hey, Debbie! NOW I know why you had so many snack credits left at the end of your trip! I was forgetting 2 per day with DxDDP and also how many are in your family!
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:34 PM   #33
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I'm in! We are doing our first DxDP this year (just 2 adults, so not quite so many snack credits to use up. We are going to some of the same places, so love to see your pics!
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:03 PM   #34
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Already loving your reviews and eagerly anticipating the rest!

Glad to hear a good review for Coral Reef. I have always wanted to eat there because of the atmosphere but have been scared away by the bad food reviews. I've seen some good reviews lately and am considering adding it to our August lineup for lunch.

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Welcome, and thank you!

We were pleasantly suprised with Coral Reef...other than DD's chicken The atmosphere is so pretty too. Hopefully if you do decide to add it for August, it will not disappoint.


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I bribe my husband to go to Disney with the food! so far it's worked for me and I think in the process he's falling in love with the magic, he's just reluctant to admit it!
Hey, whatever gets him to go to Disney with you I say Disney food is pretty darn awesome!!

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My husband is dying to to the DxDP and insists on it for the next trip. I'm looking forward to trying to so many new places vs the regular plan. The only thing I'm nervous about is giving up park time for three meals a day, but we're also going to stay longer so we have more park time overall. Im anticipating our oldest, at 14 when we travel, will eat more the older he gets though. I figure if it doesn't work for our family, at least we've tried it and know better when all is said and done. Having done it, would you do it again for your family?
I'm definately glad we tried it once for sure. We were able to try a lot of restraunts and a lot of different food. It wasnt such a big deal with giving up park time since we were there 11 days, but it was SOOOO much food. I felt like we were eating all the time! I'm not sure I would do it again with the kids, but perhaps if DH and I were going by ourselves, maybe so. Dont be afraid to pass on apps (or just get a copule to share) and same with dessert. DH and I passed on dessert several times. Might not have been the best value all the time, but we were so stuffed after 3 meals per day. I say try it once and see how you like it.

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I haven't done the DxDP yet but am considering it for our 2014 trip. But...instead of doing 3 meals everyday we are thinking of doing a nice breakfast, using our snacks around lunch and then plan for a signature meal in the evening.

I doubt we will follow this routine every single day but it will probably be what we do most days.
I'm sure that by doing this we won't be getting the best value from the DxDP but it will be more along the lines of what we prefer and what our bellies will be able to handle!
If you do DxDP next year, your plan sounds like the way to go! My older kids didnt seem to "excited" about most of the signature restraunt menus, so we picked the ones they would be most likely to enjoy. 3 meals a day was TOUGH!!

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Cant wait to see your reviews of all these places! Some we went to, some I want to go to!!
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I'm in here too! Deluxe Dining Plan - I need to read this based on how many snack credits you had alone!!
Welcome! Ugh, all those snacks! At the time it sounded great, but as you will see...we didnt get to utilize them too well.

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Great reviews so far. Thanks so much for sharing!

We will be staying CL in August at the Poly and debated doing DxDP, but decided it was too much food.
Thank you!

I can firmly say CL & DxDP = TOO MUCH FOOD in our opinion! We really did not utilize the CL much at all. We are staying CL again in Oct, but this time around just doing the regular dining plan. I dont even know what the CL served at BW for breakfast or evening desserts


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Nothing better than "food porn"! Count me in!

We had dinner at Chefs on Dec 14th. It was wonderful! One of our fav places to eat. I would love to see Remy sometime!

I have often thought of doing the DxDDP and eating at signature restaurants every night for dinner as we are all adults and love the sit down restaurants. (We take our grown unmarried daughters with us and sometimes their boyfriends. Maybe another trip with only family we will try just that!) We have done SOA dinner show, LeCellier and Narcoosees, but there are more we'd love to try. Maybe some day.
Welcome!!

DxDP and signature restraunts sounds like the way to go! I had to be very choosey about which signature restraunts I felt the older kids would enjoy. Narcoossee's is one I definately want to try...Citricos...Brown Derby...Flying Fish...Jiko, none of which I felt the kids would enjoy, so one day. It would be so much easier to do in your situation with older daughters.

And Remy is super cute! Hope you can see him one day


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120 snack credits! Wow!!! The lobster pasta does look rich but good! I need to try Coral Reef again.
So good, but SOOOOOOOOOOO rich! Maybe a smaller portion?

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Hey, Debbie! NOW I know why you had so many snack credits left at the end of your trip! I was forgetting 2 per day with DxDDP and also how many are in your family!
Yes, 2 per day with DxDP. We were buying water with snack credits to help use them up!

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I'm in! We are doing our first DxDP this year (just 2 adults, so not quite so many snack credits to use up. We are going to some of the same places, so love to see your pics!
Welcome!! I hope you enjoy DxDP
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:58 AM   #35
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:37 AM   #36
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:23 AM   #37
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Thanks for the honest review of Coral Reef. Sorry about the chicken dish. I haven't heard great things about it, and never order it. Usually I like to stick with the seafood or steak. The Chocolate Wave is the best dessert though!
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:09 AM   #38
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I'm in, we are doing double deluxe in Sept for 7 nights, there will be 5 of us so I can't wait to see how you did it with so much food.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:46 AM   #39
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I'm here too! It's great to see a mostly positive review of Coral Reef, and I can't wait to read more (even if I don't have time to comment often ).
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:03 AM   #40
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Subscribing! I'm debating upgrading to the DxDP for our trip in December '13 and I just can't decide! Hopefully this helps me make up my mind
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:13 AM   #41
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We love the DxDP! love trying new things.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:14 AM   #42
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We just did ten days of deluxe dining plan it and it was NOT too much food for us. We ate what we wanted and stopped when we were full. Skipped dessert a couple times, and I did not gain any weight. You want a way to use up those snack credits??? The french bakery in epcot. We spent around twenty credits there. Delicious! Only a few items are not considered snacks and it was so much fun to go there a few times and just get everything you wanted and not worry about it. I think we used all our snack credits.

We are spoiled, we will do the Deluxe plan every time now. Although next time we will have later breakfasts, skip lunch and do more signature dining for dinner, filling in with snack credits during the day.

We never felt sick, gorged or overly full. I never felt bad about leaving food on my plate or skipping dessert if I did not want it. It will be better next time because DD will be ten and won't be stuck with the kids menus.
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Thanks for the honest review of Coral Reef. Sorry about the chicken dish. I haven't heard great things about it, and never order it. Usually I like to stick with the seafood or steak. The Chocolate Wave is the best dessert though!
I will definately be honest in the reviews. No sense in sugar coating anything DD wasnt in the mood for steak or fish, so she was hoping the chicken would be a good choice, unfortunately it wasnt.

Chocolate wave was super delish though!!


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I'm in, we are doing double deluxe in Sept for 7 nights, there will be 5 of us so I can't wait to see how you did it with so much food.
Welcome DxDP can be fun and not overwhelming if you plan it out well I think. Enjoy all the variety and options!

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I'm here too! It's great to see a mostly positive review of Coral Reef, and I can't wait to read more (even if I don't have time to comment often ).
Welcome Mr DonaldDoleWhip So nice to have you following along. I read just this morning in Emmysmommy's TR that you were extremely busy this semester in school, so I understand if you dont get a chance to comment too often.

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Subscribing! I'm debating upgrading to the DxDP for our trip in December '13 and I just can't decide! Hopefully this helps me make up my mind
Welcome! WDW in December, how I wish we were going back then! Ya know, I say to try it once and see how you feel about DxDP -- especially if you can eat at more signature restraunts than we were able to. Regardless, I hope my reviews are helpful.

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The variety was great...for sure!

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We just did ten days of deluxe dining plan it and it was NOT too much food for us. We ate what we wanted and stopped when we were full. Skipped dessert a couple times, and I did not gain any weight. You want a way to use up those snack credits??? The french bakery in epcot. We spent around twenty credits there. Delicious! Only a few items are not considered snacks and it was so much fun to go there a few times and just get everything you wanted and not worry about it. I think we used all our snack credits.

We are spoiled, we will do the Deluxe plan every time now. Although next time we will have later breakfasts, skip lunch and do more signature dining for dinner, filling in with snack credits during the day.

We never felt sick, gorged or overly full. I never felt bad about leaving food on my plate or skipping dessert if I did not want it. It will be better next time because DD will be ten and won't be stuck with the kids menus.
I'm glad you had a good experience with DxDP I agree with the idea of later breakfast, skipping lunch and doing more signature dinners and filling in with snack credits. If it would have been DH & I that would have certainly been more of a possibility, but having kids that cringed at the sight or some of the signature restraunt menus, it just wasnt meant to be this time around.

I would be willing to do DxDP again, if it were DH & I traveling alone -- so, one day
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Snacks - Dec 18, 19

I am going to break up the snacks by every few days and cover them that way.

On the night of MVMCP we enjoyed the "complimentary" cookies and hot chocolate. We had a few of the chocolate chip and a few snickerdoodle throughout the night. They were so soft and chewy.



We also had 3 popcorn during the Once Upon A Christmas Time parade.



On Dec 19 at Epcot, we had the following snacks.

Bo and I both had a Altemunster Draft (Germany pretzel wagon) as well as a soft pretzel to share, plus 1 more pretzel for the little boys to share. How can you go wrong with a beer and a soft pretzel combo?? Now, if only beer could be a snack credit...2 beers OOP.





Hunter & Harper then decided they also wanted a pretzel, so we picked up 2 for them before leaving Germany.




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Bo and I both had a Altemunster Draft (Germany pretzel wagon) as well as a soft pretzel to share, plus 1 more pretzel for the little boys to share. How can you go wrong with a beer and a soft pretzel combo??
Wait, you got beer with snack credits? We love the pretzels in Germany, but Lord knows DH would love a beer too! (Can't say I wouldn't mind one as well!)
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