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Old 12-07-2008, 08:20 PM   #1
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"Is it time to eat again already?!" **7 days of free dining with pics!!**

We just returned from 7 days/6 nights at the Poly with free dining - and boy did we eat! Between a week of free dining at Disney and then Thanksgiving dinner at home - we are officially "Pooh sized"! We managed to remember to take pictures of almost everything we ate and are looking forward to sharing our dining experiences with you all! First, let me introduce the cast:

Sarah (Me): 26 year old lover of all things Disney. I have been bitten by the Disney bug (influenced by my sister) and now spend lots of time perusing the DisBoards! My favorite character is Alice in Wonderland! I spent the weeks leading up to the trip sending out a "food pic of the day" to my mom and sister to get them ready for a week on the DDP! I was most excited to try Whispering Canyon Cafe and to get a cinnamon bun from Main Street Bakery!

Kelly (DS): 28 year old Dis-oholic! Kelly is my older sister and will be working on our full trip report. She is the original trip planner in the family and we have at least one or two phone conversations per day talking Dis! Her favorite characters are the "originals" - Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Pluto, etc. Kelly was most excited to go to Chef Mickey's Breakfast!

Nora (DN): 2 years old and this will be her 3rd trip to the House of Mouse! Nora is a princess in training and loves to watch Mickey Mouse Club House. She knows all the princesses by heart, but her favorite is "Princess Rella"! She was most excited for the princess lunch in Norway!

Debbie (DM): 50 years old and wonders how she raised such Disney-obsessed daughters?! She's content to let my sister and me do all the planning, but loves Disney as much as the rest of us! Her favorite character is Snow White and she was most looking forward to all the desserts that are included on the DDP!

Our format will be the following:

-What we ate
-Credits used
-Would we eat here again

Here is the list of what we are going to review:

-Captain Cooks (Lunch)
-Whispering Canyon Cafe (Dinner)
-Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (Lunch)
-Cosmic Rays (Dinner)
-Captain Cooks (Midnight Snack)
-Captain Cooks (Breakfast)
-Pizzafari (Lunch)
-Kona Cafe (Dinner)
-Main Street Bakery (Breakfast)
-Chef Mickey's (Brunch)
-Mama Melrose's (Fantasmic Dinner Package)
-Keys to the Kingdom Tour - Liberty Tree Tavern (Lunch included with the tour)
-Sunshine Seasons (Lunch/Dinner)
-Epcot - Snacks around the world!
-Captain Cooks (Breakfast)
-Wolfgang Puck's Express (Lunch)
-Tutto Italiana (Dinner)
-Captain Cooks (Breakfast and Lunch to go)

We actually made it to all our ressies this time, except for lunch at Coral Reef, because we got stuck on the monorail for 30 minutes! The worst part was we could see Coral Reef from the monorail, just couldn't get there! lol... I guess there was a suspicious package left on the platform and they had to bring in a bomb sniffing dog! Oh well, as you will see - we didn't go hungry

First up is Captain Cooks for Lunch. We arrived at the Poly and were able to check in right away, which was great because we were hungry! After getting settled in the room, Kelly and I ran down to check out Captain Cooks for some takeout to bring back to the room.

Captain Cooks (Lunch)

We decided to share the Multi-Grain Turkey Club with Poly Chips (it came cut into 3 pieces which was perfect since there were 3 of us)

and the Poly Tossed Salad

For our drinks we chose Coke and Iced Tea and for desserts we picked a fruit cup and apple pie bar

We also paid OOP for a milk for Nora

Total Credits used: 2 CS

Likes: We very much enjoyed our first lunch at the Poly. The turkey club was fresh and yummy - not too much honey mustard. The Poly chips were also very tasty and something I am already craving! The Poly Tossed Salad was also very good, although we are not huge fans of blue cheese, so you'll see that later in the trip we request it without (which is easy to do on the computerized ordering machines). The dressing on this salad was very good and they didn't put too much on (might be wise to order it on the side though if you are worried about not liking it). Nora enjoyed the fruit cup (the girl loves grapes) and we all were pleasantly surprised at the apple pie bar - very yummy and a great alternative if you are having chocolate overload!

Dislikes: The only complaint we have is what I already mentioned earlier about the blue cheese being very strong on the salad - easy fix. Other than that, this was a great start to our trip!

Would we eat here again: Yes! And we did, many times!

Next up - Dinner at Whispering Canyon Cafe!
Previous Disney Trips:
1985, 87, 91: Offsite
1995: POFQ (Dad, Mom, Sis, Me)
1999: CBR (Dad, Mom, Aunt, Uncle, Sis, Me)
2004: Holiday villas (Dad, Mom, Sis, SisDH, Me)
2007: POR (Mom, Sis, DN, Me-Girls Only! )
2008 (Apr): SSR (Mom, Sis, SisDH, DN, Me)
2008 (Nov): Poly!(Mom, Sis, DN, Me-Girls Only part II )
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:28 PM   #2
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:00 PM   #4
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:17 PM   #5
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Oink. I'm ready to go back now! Great start Sis!
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:23 PM   #6
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:51 PM   #8
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Old 12-08-2008, 03:25 AM   #9
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Great start, looking forward to the next update.

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