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Old 06-02-2013, 09:50 PM   #1396
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I just wanted to share...we are under 45 days to our first YC stay!

Looking forward to crossing another resort off my "stayed there" list!

DH and I will be celebrating our 28th anniversary!
Congratulations - have fun!
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:04 PM   #1397
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With less then a week to time to leave, my gall bladder decided to act up. Like everyone else on this board my family have spent months and months planning this trip. So . . . I have rented an electic cart to use, at least in the beginning.

Has anyone ever used one of these carts at the parks? Around the hotel?
I do not think I will need it by the end of the week, but I did just get released yesterday and we are leaving tomorrow.

Ain't nothing going to hold me back!

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So sorry - hope you find a good scooter rental. I have heard that there are several good ones that deliver.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:06 PM   #1398
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Happy Anniversary and what a wonderful story!

After Sandy Hook the kids and I decided to do one special act in honor for each life lost. The concept came from the Facebook page for the victims of Sandy Hook and they called it Random Acts of Kindness.

I still have two more to go and I purposely left them for my trip to WDW. I created slips of paper has the name of one of the victims and one quote about the victim and I leave one with each random gift.

I'm hoping to find some small Random Acts of Kindness and spread it to my favorite place in the world!

3 1/2 days to go!!!!!
What a great thing to do and an amazing experience for your kids!
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:17 PM   #1399
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Three guesses who I got to see today, why yes...Teena, Teena and the ever so lovely Teena.

She was really busy! The lobby was hopping. I had dh take our pic.

So nice we got to talk for a little bit.
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catho72: Is there a reason that Yachtsman is off the table???

I haven't eaten there, but I do have an ADR for July, am I making a mistake???
My daughter and her group of 5 just returned from WDW. They dined at the Yachtsman twice and all loved it. They were on the Deluxe DP and tried many places but that was their favorite.
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catho72: Is there a reason that Yachtsman is off the table???

I haven't eaten there, but I do have an ADR for July, am I making a mistake???
Yachtsman seems to get some mixed reviews, and I can tell you I am one of those giving them!

First meal there in 2008 was ok. I had high expectations based on reviews I read as well as the fact it was a signature dining location. The steak was just okay (actually pretty fatty) and service was also just okay. We definitely had better meals that visit at Narcoossee's and Flying Fish.

Staying at BC we were willing to try again in 2009. It was a fantastic dinner. Loved the steak and now I understood where the good reviews had come from. Service was a little slow, but the quality meal made up for that and we all left happy.

We skipped Yachtsman in 2010, had an amazing steak dinner at Shula's that year.

Skipped in 2011 and decided to go back to Yachtsman in 2012. Very disappointed. My steak came out cold. Really. The side of potatoes was nice and hot but the steak was cold. Waiter questioned me like that truly couldn't be, but I think I know what a hot steak tastes like. So I sat and ate potatoes while they sent it back to the kitchen. That is a lot of money to have to ask for a hot steak.

And the thing was, there was another diner i overheard complaining to the waiter or manager about their meal earlier and all I was thinking to myself is they must be being high maintenance. Felt foolish for thinking that once I felt disappointed in my meal as well.

So after going 1 for 3, I don't think we'll be returning any time soon. Would much rather spend that kind of money at Flying Fish (their steak was actually very good) or a little more at Shula's. We will, however, return to Crews Cup which is in the same great location but with better results each time we've eaten there.

Others have certainly had good meals there but for us, the risk is not worth the amount of cash it takes to give it another whirl.
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:11 AM   #1402
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What is wrong with me? 27 days left and I'm playing with all the ADRs I made 180 days out!

I am so ready for school and most sports (ds will still be playing on the All Star 12 year old team) to end. I am soooo ready for Disney!

Hope to see some of our BC/YC Dis friends at the Dis Meet in the BC Solarium on July 7!
40 days and I'm playing around with mine too!

Wish I was at WDW on the 7th to meet with y'all again!


Dee, we'll call our meet the 2013 Sunken Treasure Meet! We'll be at SAB most mornings and afternoons. If anyone else is around (Buzzy, you're not invited), you'll recognize me with my laminated Sunken Treasure recipe card and my nose might be tinged green....ya know how babies noses turn orange when they eat lots of sweet potatoes and carrots? Yeah, that'll be me, just green from Sunken Treasures. :drink:

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catho72: Is there a reason that Yachtsman is off the table???

I haven't eaten there, but I do have an ADR for July, am I making a mistake???
I am nervous spending two TS credits on a place that gets lukewarm reviews. I've read good reviews and some not-so-great reviews. Everyone in my family LOVES steak except for me and since I'm in charge of the itinerary, Yachtsman's doesn't make the cut.

What does everyone think of Captain's Grille for dinner?

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Old 06-03-2013, 12:32 AM   #1404
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DisneyMomX7 and Nannette, I didn't realize our trips overlapped!


Ocalla, now that we are "All BC All the Time", our trips overlap too! Yay!

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I am nervous spending two TS credits on a place that gets lukewarm reviews. I've read good reviews and some not-so-great reviews. Everyone in my family LOVES steak except for me and since I'm in charge of the itinerary, Yachtsman's doesn't make the cut.

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I like Captains Grille. Our dinners were good. The service probably would have been better if our waitress didn't have a large table that was extremely demanding, inconsiderate, and had rude children that kept throwing crayons at her. She had to ask other wait staff to help with her other tables. She kept coming back to us apologizing. But still our service was pretty good considering.
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That makes me feel better!

Funny thing is I was still able to get LeCellier for our 4th of July lunch.
I remember when we had to call exactly at 180 days for that one.

The benefit of TIW is that DH and I can each get an appetizer and just split an entree for that lunch.
Yum, have some pretzel bread for me
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Always good when the pesky bugs agree with me!!!

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Better watch those pesky bugs, I hear they really like that pretzel bread
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I am nervous spending two TS credits on a place that gets lukewarm reviews. I've read good reviews and some not-so-great reviews. Everyone in my family LOVES steak except for me and since I'm in charge of the itinerary, Yachtsman's doesn't make the cut.

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We ate at both this past January; imo I liked Captains over Yachtsman...could be that I had had so many Sunken Treasure's that afternoon at SAB so was nursing somewhat of a hangover and the waitress at Captains was fabulous and took such great care of me! Amanda her name was - if you go there, ask for her - she was awesome! But - in terms of food too - we enjoyed Captains better for what its worth. We both had steak in both restaurants and Amanda said its because the chef at Captains prides himself on excellence; with Yachtsman right next door he knows he has competition. Anyway, we just really enjoyed it - it was quiet and a great dinner!

And just so you all know, I got hooked on Sunken Treasures...to the point that our steakhouse here, J.Gilberts sees me coming and makes it for me without asking

LOVED YC and this thread. I learned so much and can't wait to get back to it!!!
but first, a reunion at the Poly, then a cruise....and then YC you are all mine!!!!!
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Looks like we didn't get added to the BOG page after all. I posted about our upcoming trip last month but it must have gotten buried in all the posts..

So here are our details!
We decided to do a last-minute road trip down to WDW to pick up my ds who is currently a CP. This trip will be just me and my 4 kids this time (dh isn't too keen on Florida in August )
We are staying at the Beach Club August 7-10th and we are all SO excited! We have never stayed there before- never stayed at a deluxe hotel at Disney before! With the CP discount, it made it doable this time

Dh and I stayed at POFQ in May and loved it. It was while we were there that I got the idea to take a road trip back to WDW instead of flying DS home. I always have to have a trip to plan! Planning is half the fun for me
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Yachtsman seems to get some mixed reviews, and I can tell you I am one of those giving them!

First meal there in 2008 was ok. I had high expectations based on reviews I read as well as the fact it was a signature dining location. The steak was just okay (actually pretty fatty) and service was also just okay. We definitely had better meals that visit at Narcoossee's and Flying Fish.

Staying at BC we were willing to try again in 2009. It was a fantastic dinner. Loved the steak and now I understood where the good reviews had come from. Service was a little slow, but the quality meal made up for that and we all left happy.

We skipped Yachtsman in 2010, had an amazing steak dinner at Shula's that year.

Skipped in 2011 and decided to go back to Yachtsman in 2012. Very disappointed. My steak came out cold. Really. The side of potatoes was nice and hot but the steak was cold. Waiter questioned me like that truly couldn't be, but I think I know what a hot steak tastes like. So I sat and ate potatoes while they sent it back to the kitchen. That is a lot of money to have to ask for a hot steak.

And the thing was, there was another diner i overheard complaining to the waiter or manager about their meal earlier and all I was thinking to myself is they must be being high maintenance. Felt foolish for thinking that once I felt disappointed in my meal as well.

So after going 1 for 3, I don't think we'll be returning any time soon. Would much rather spend that kind of money at Flying Fish (their steak was actually very good) or a little more at Shula's. We will, however, return to Crews Cup which is in the same great location but with better results each time we've eaten there.

Others have certainly had good meals there but for us, the risk is not worth the amount of cash it takes to give it another whirl.
I agree with you about Yachtsman ... up and down. And when it's good, it's really really really good!!

The best restaurant at WDW in Bob's, Jeanne's and my opinion is Artist Point. And whatever you do, have the berry cobbler for dessert. I don't even like cobbler. But don't even try to get in between me and Artist Point's cobbler ... it wouldn't be pretty. Bob says it's the best steak at WDW. I love their chicken. Jeanne loves ALL their seafood. She says it's as good as any of the fine dining places in Vegas.
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