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Old 09-01-2013, 09:40 PM   #76
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Great start to your TR! I love that you are sharing your dining receipts. It gives me a good start in my own budget plan for our upcoming trip.
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:26 PM   #77
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Great start - would love to do a few days in New York and then train to Orlando so great heads up. Also nice to see a review of Paradiso 37 - can't wait for more
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:23 PM   #78
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Great reviews so far and I'm loving that you and your son take trips together
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Old 09-02-2013, 04:30 PM   #79
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Great start to your TR! I love that you are sharing your dining receipts. It gives me a good start in my own budget plan for our upcoming trip.
I am glad that it will be helpful for you! My reason was actually one of laziness! Figured if I took pictures of them, I didn't have to keep them organized and/or take notes on the servers names & amount spent!

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Great start - would love to do a few days in New York and then train to Orlando so great heads up. Also nice to see a review of Paradiso 37 - can't wait for more
I definitely recommend it. Very relaxing way to start vacation!

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Great reviews so far and I'm loving that you and your son take trips together
Thank you! I love that he wants to go with me, toO!
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Old 09-02-2013, 04:48 PM   #80
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We decided to take the boat over to the Poly and had a nice look at the IronMan 3 monorail ...



I love the wrapped monorails and was happy to see this one.

Dinner was at 'Ohana. We have all seen 100 review of 'Ohana so I will keep this one short and sweet. One difference for us this visit? Our ADR was at 6:25. We checked in at 6:08 expecting the usual long wait. We settled on the couch and picked up the drink menu. The our pager went off! Yes, we were seated at 6:10!



Is this a sign that the restaurant is decreasing in popularity and maybe future ADRs won't be so hard to get?

Anyway, we stopped to pick up the pineapple bread which neither of us touched.



We like it ok, just wanted to save room for the good stuff!

First up, the salad with the new dressing ...



I really liked the old dressing and was surprised that I liked this one as well. Not a huge papaya fan but the dressing was quite tasty.

Next up the wings and potstickers ...



I don't eat wings, but did taste the sauce. It was much sweeter than previous. Cloyingly sweet. Andrew ate a few but not like in previous trips. Now the potstickers were a different story. We asked for more of those! I could make a meal just on those.

Now the noodles and veggies ...



Again, I found the noodles too sweet to eat, just blech. But I did enjoy the veggies. I liked the all broccoli better but these were fine.

Now on to the star of the show ... meat!







We don't eat shrimp but had plenty of the pork, chicken and beef. The beef we were served was a nice medium and we didn't find any of the meats dry, but we do like our pork and chicken cooked thru.

And as full as we were, we had to have dessert!



As good as always!

All in all, 'Ohana remains a favorite even with the recent changes. I no longer care for the noodles, but I can make a meal on the salad, potstickers, veggies and meat and of course the heavenly dessert!



A bit pricey, I s'pose. But it is Disney and you are paying for the experience as much as the food. We had the gentleman singer, not the woman and it was fine watching the kids and then the anniversary couples dance. We enjoyed our meal and we will definitely return.
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:00 PM   #81
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Umm the Ohana pics are making me drool. Think we are gonna get the TiW card for our next trip. The dining plan isn't a good value for us (unless its free) so it's good to see you all are well on your way to recouping the $100 already.
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We thought we were going to go to Ohana this trip, but Derek called and let me know that he's blacked out at MK on the day we had planned.....which means we had to move plans around and we weren't able to keep our Ohana ADR. My concern was coconut.....I'm allergic and it wasn't clear if the bread & dessert had it or not. Oh well........ Mike makes a tasty teriyaki chicken & beef sticks and they're always perfectly cooked!!
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Umm the Ohana pics are making me drool. Think we are gonna get the TiW card for our next trip. The dining plan isn't a good value for us (unless its free) so it's good to see you all are well on your way to recouping the $100 already.
Yes, we easily recouped the $100 plus I know I will be using it again in December and I am hoping that maybe DH and I can take the first "Mom & Dad" trip before it expires next September even if it is only a long weekend.

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We thought we were going to go to Ohana this trip, but Derek called and let me know that he's blacked out at MK on the day we had planned.....which means we had to move plans around and we weren't able to keep our Ohana ADR. My concern was coconut.....I'm allergic and it wasn't clear if the bread & dessert had it or not. Oh well........ Mike makes a tasty teriyaki chicken & beef sticks and they're always perfectly cooked!!
I would guess there probably is coconut but I know the chefs would work with you regarding the allergy if you speak to them. I am so happy that you are getting to take this trip! I can't wait to read all about it!
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:45 PM   #84
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I'm so excited that you are completing another review!!! I loved your the others and am looking forward to this one as well!
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So the train ride looked fun & I'm so happy you enjoyed CBR! We just added DDP 2 days ago, & P-37 will be our 1st ADR! I planned on the fish tacos too, so I'm glad they were so good. I love me a good fish taco! Yummy!
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Great reviews so far Vicki! Looks like you and Andrew had another wonderful mom/son trip.

Looking forward to more!
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Ahhh I'm so sad that we had to give up 'Ohana this trip but it was for a good reason so I'll have to plan another trip to make it up to myself!!

Wow! You didn't even have time for a cocktail since your pager went off so quickly! I'm with you about the salad.. I'm not a fan of papaya so I prefer the former version. I wish they would make dinner rolls out of that coconut pineapple bread. It may make me tempted to eat some if they were roll sized and not a loaf that looks so intimidating!

Looking forward to reading more!
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Sorry no update tonight...we spent 3 hours at the ER. Three years of lacrosse with no injury, first soccer game and ...



Knee to the eye ... stiches but thankfully no concussion!

Hopefully will update tomorrow ...
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Hi I'm finally here and getting caught up! Let me start by saying that I'm glad Andrew is ok and that this was a somewhat minor injury. I hope he is feeling better today!

I'm enjoying your reviews so far. The train food looks pretty good and it seems like an interesting way to travel! That's great that you were able to use miles to do it also. I've heard it can be expensive. I love the looks of your meal at Paradiso. Seriously love it! It's too bad about the corn. I think I'd try it (if we ever make it there), because it just looks like such cheesy goodness! I'm happy to see you enjoyed the fish tacos so much!

Looking forward to reading more, and thanks for sharing!
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OUCH! Hope it doesn't hurt too bad!
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