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Old 09-21-2008, 07:28 PM   #1
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Mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm - 9 Days of Disney Dining (food report)

Hi all! Since I've had so much fun preparing my trip based on others' dining reports, I thought I'd share the love and the food porn with those planning upcoming trips and with those having Disney withdrawal (like me).

Our trip was during Disney's free dining period, although we took advantage of a room discount code and paid out of pocket for the Dining Plan. Also, for what it's worth, my party consisted of 2 adults and 1 child, our 4 year old DD who is a great eater.

Below I have listed the restaurants and will include throughout my review pictures of the food items and snacks we ate each day, in the order we ate them. Also, for what it's worth, we made our ADRs at 180-days and got exactly what we wanted:

Earl of Sandwich at DTD - Dinner
Cinderella's Royal Table - Breakfast
1900 Park Fare - Dinner
Ohanas - Breakfast
Le Cellier - Dinner
Captain Cooks - Breakfast
Captain Cooks - Lunch
Mama Melrose (F! Dining Package) - Dinner
Captain Cooks - Breakfast
Whispering Canyon - Lunch
Captain Cooks - Breakfast
Pacos Bill - Lunch
Chef Mickeys - Dinner
Pizzafari - Lunch
Kona - Dinner
Captain Cooks - Breakfast
Captain Cooks - Lunch
Coral Reef - Dinner
Captain Cooks - Breakfast
Wolfgang Puck Express - Lunch
Pecos Bill - Dinner

Lastly, as a general comment, I was quite annoyed and frustrated by Disney's lack of consistency when printing the prices on receipts - - it's almost as if Disney doesn't want us making the comparison as to whether the DDP is a good "value" or not. Since we paid OOP for the DDP, it was very important for me to make a comparision to see whether or not we broke even or ahead. I have prices for 90% of everything, though, the remainder will be my best guess. Tomorrow, I'll have my first reviews up. Thanks so much in advance for anyone who decides to read.
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:31 PM   #2
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Looking forward to your reviews!!! and your DD is beautiful!!
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:39 AM   #6
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:58 AM   #8
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The Earl

Thank you everyone for your warm reception, and thank you SandyM for your compliment about my DD - - she's great fun!!

All righty, I guess I'll dive right in with our first meal at Earl of Sandwich. We drive down to Orlando from Atlanta so it's become a tradition to stay off-site for one night and eat at DTD to get us in the Disney frame of mind. Last year, we ate at Earl of Sandwich for dinner and, because we had such a great meal last year, decided to eat there again.

DH and I both ordered the Original sandwiches (sans the horseradish) and DD ordered the kids Grilled Cheese. We also got 2 bags of chips, a bottled water, and a *$5.00* Michelob Ultra (welcome to Disney, right? ). Total was $27.06.





I hate to say it, but our DD's grilled cheese (which I sampled in the interest of a fair and balanced food report) was the clear winner. It was melty and gooey and fabulous. DH and I both agree that the roast beef in our Originals was stringy and fatty and just tasteless. What a bummer! Also, since we nixed the horseradish, the sandwiches were very dry (looking back, we should have asked for some mayo or something).

Besides the grilled cheese, though, the other positive thing that I noted was that the ordering system seemed much better managed this year.

Will we go back? Probably. The Earl has become our first night tradition, so I would hate it write it off for one (well, two, really) bad sandwiches.

Next up: CRT breakfast
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Old 09-22-2008, 05:57 PM   #9
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Mmmmmmm... grilled cheese.

Keep the wonderful pics coming!
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:12 PM   #10
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OK can adults order the grilled cheese? It looks sooo good!!!!!!
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Old 09-23-2008, 08:27 AM   #11
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OK can adults order the grilled cheese? It looks sooo good!!!!!!
Most definitely. It was fab!
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Old 09-23-2008, 08:53 AM   #12
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Crt



Like many, Cinderella's Royal Table is a must for those with princesses. I love eating in the castle and our DD totally loves chatting with the princesses. For this trip, we made a 10:15 a.m. ADR at CRT. Once we checked in, it took about 15 minutes to get our picture with Cindy and to make our way upstairs.



Breakfast is a pre-plated affair that starts off with assortied pastries and fruit.



Then, the servers bring what has to be the best french toast in the entire world. The french toast is somehow stuffed with cream cheese, covered in blueberries, and is literally TO DIE FOR. Then, as if the french toast isn't great enough, CRT also serves a potoato casserole that will blow your mind it's so good. They also serve bacon, eggs, and sausage.



We have always had wonderful service and great food at CRT. This time, our princesses were Cinderella (of course), Belle, Snow White, Jasmine, and Aurora, all of whom were sweet and engaging.

Even though we were on the Dining Plan, we opted to pay out of pocket for CRT. Total (including tip) was $107.43.

After our late breakfast, we weren't really hungry for lunch, but we did stop and get one of these babies for a snack:



I know that these floats are a DIS favorite, but I wasn't blown away. I loved the pineapple icecream, but the pineapple juice was too overwhelming. Next time I'll just get the Dole Whip. We also got a Coke, and the total (approx.) was $7.00, although we used 2 snack credits. I say "approximately" because this is where I discovered that the prices were not listed on the receipts.

Well, that's it for now. Thanks again for reading! Up next: How we took center stage at 1900 Park Fare
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:13 AM   #13
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:13 AM   #14
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I'm enjoying your reviews so far! We're eating at CRT for breakfast in November for dd's 5th bday...can't wait...and it looks delicious!
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Old 09-23-2008, 02:40 PM   #15
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So far so good. More please!!!!!!!!!
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