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Old 03-15-2009, 02:27 PM   #76
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Thank you for posting the DESSERTS pixs.
I was bumped since CG didn't have my "coffee" ice cream with the Vahrhona Chocolate cake during my 2 visits last year.
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Old 03-15-2009, 02:40 PM   #77
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CG changes the pairing with the Valrhona chocolate cake quite often. I've seen Coffee, Orange, Cherry, Apricot Raspberry, Strawberry, and i think Peanut butter.
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Old 04-11-2009, 06:13 PM   #78
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Love the "vintage" food pics. Looking forward to more!
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Old 04-12-2009, 02:35 PM   #79
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Thank you for sharing your fab pics! i don't even like Sushi but your pics makes it look fantastic!

Guess what!!! I will be checking into the Poly on the 24th Sept too! I have never even been to the resort & am so looking forward to it!

Can't wait to read you reviews for your May trip.
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Awesome food pics! We will be staying at CSR right before you Sept 19-27, it's our first CSR trip & I can't wait.

Looking forward to the rest of your reviews.
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:44 PM   #81
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Hi!!

Thank you all so much for reading and I'm so sorry that I haven't updated in so long!

My job has been keeping me very busy but I promise a full update sometime this week.

For the moment:

47 days till my MAY Trip!

74 days till I can make Sept ADRs!

164 days till my SEPT Trip!


I need to dig out the planning sheet that the Polynesian Itinerary Planning Office sent me. I can't tell you how relieved I am that they will be making the majority of my Sept ADRs! After my awful experience making my May ADRs I'm not sure I ever want to talk to Disney Dining again!
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Just wanted to drop a line to say "hello" and how much I'm enjoying your report! Keep it coming!
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:33 AM   #83
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Favorite Food Pics: Food & Wine Festival Booths 2006


Hi everyone! Thanks for bearing with the serious lack of updates. I'm so excited....

ONLY 34 DAYS TILL MY MAY WDW TRIP!!!


I'm going to update the first page with a table of contents and then update my May and Sept ADR lists! But for now:


2006 Festival Booths




Cheese Soup & Maple Glazed Salmon




Pierogies and Kielbasa


Florida Shrimp Booth: Citrus Grilled Shrimp


Australia: Lamb Chop with Caramelized Onions, Shrimp on the Barbie




Bailey's Raspberry Trifle




Chicken & Chorizo Quesadilla


France: Champagne, Chocolate Creme Brulee and Grand Marnier Slushie


Wine: German Riesling, Cream Puff filled with Chocolate Cream from Italy


France: Chenin Blanc and Goat Cheese Tart




Bastilla - pastry stuffed with chicken and almonds, cinnamon and icing sugar


Japan - Seafood Noodle Salad and Spicy Tuna Roll


United Stated - BBQ Rib with Corn, Lobster Roll
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:37 AM   #84
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Just wondering ... did Disney ever get back to you about your letter / email about the ADR fiasco you had to deal with?

And thanks for the 2006 pictures ... fond memories of that year's festival ... I loved that goat cheese tart from France.
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Old 04-26-2009, 11:17 AM   #85
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Just wondering ... did Disney ever get back to you about your letter / email about the ADR fiasco you had to deal with?

And thanks for the 2006 pictures ... fond memories of that year's festival ... I loved that goat cheese tart from France.
Hi Brenda!

Yes, Disney did end up calling me in regards to my letter. Unfortunately they were completely unwilling to do anything to make up for the inconvenience. They also failed to explain why a toll free number had been provided to solve one issue but not for this one. The CM I spoke to said they had literally THOUSANDS of complaints and that she had been calling for 2 weeks straight, 8 hours a day to speak to all who wrote letters.

I must say, in recent weeks I have had better experiences with Disney Dining. The waits have been back to 5-15 mins. Also, I was unable to get ANYTHING at Chefs de France other than a 9:15pm ADR at my 90 day mark. I called around the 45 day mark and they had availability at every time slot. When I had issues with the Chefs de France ADR the CM I was booking with explained the new A La Carte system had issues properly loading tables. She explained it like this:

Chefs de France has X many 2 tops, X many 4 tops, X many 6 tops etc...and the system loads in time slots: 5pm 5:05pm 5:10pm with a certain number of each table size for each time slot. She believed that in loading SOME restaurants (like Sci-Fi & Chefs, that became IMPOSSIBLE to get with the new A La Carte) That the system had likely loaded only 1 TABLE period for each time slot! So like 1 party at 5pm...1 at 5:05....as opposed to the appropriate number (likely 10 to 15 parties at each time slot). That may explain the call waits, the availability issues etc.

I'm still thankful that the Poly IPO will be making the majority of my Sept ADRs LOL

I have plenty more Food & Wine pics to come I loved the goat cheese tart too! And the chicken and chorizo quesadilla.
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UPDATE: May & Sept ADR Changes

I've made a few changes to my May ADRs and my Sept ADR plan.

May 30th
SNACK @ Pepper Market
DINNER @ Kona Cafe 8pm


May 31st
BREAKFAST @ Kona Island Coffee Bar / Captain Cooks
LUNCH @ Liberty Tree Tavern 12pm
DINNER @ Ohana 6:20pm


June 1st
BREAKFAST @ Pepper Market
LUNCH @ Flame Tree BBQ
DINNER @ California Grill 8pm


June 2nd
BREAKFAST @ Sunshine Seasons
LUNCH @ Le Cellier 11:30am
DINNER @ Chefs de France 6:30pm


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September 24
LUNCH @ Wolfgang Puck Express
DINNER @ Kona


September 25
BREAKFAST @ CL Lounge
LUNCH @ Liberty Tree Tavern
DINNER @ Tokyo Dining


September 26
BREAKFAST @ CL Lounge
LUNCH @ 50's Primetime
DINNER @ Ohana


September 27
BRUNCH @ Sweet Sunday F&W
DINNER @ Victoria & Alberts


September 28
BREAKFAST @ CL Lounge
LUNCH @ Garden View Tea
DINNER @ California Grill


September 29
BREAKFAST @ CL Lounge
LUNCH @ California Pizza Kitchen
DINNER @ Chefs de France


September 30
BREAKFAST @ Pepper Market
LUNCH @ Flame Tree BBQ
DINNER @ Jiko


October 1
BREAKFAST @ Pepper Market
LUNCH @ Wolfgang Puck Express
DINNER @ Blue Zoo


October 2
BREAKFAST @ Kona Island Coffee Bar
LUNCH @ Kona Cafe
DINNER @ Tokyo Dining


October 3
BREAKFAST @ Pepper Market
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Enjoying your DR and waiting for the live reports.
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Thanks for reading! I'm really looking forward to posting the live reports!! Only 33 days
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Sounds like you have some great ADRs planned. I'm interested in your Cali Grill report, we're planning on going there for the first time in Sept.
Love the F & W pics, they bring back fond memories of our last trip in Sept 08. Now I'm off to find something to eat.
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ONLY 23 DAYS!!


I can't believe how fast this trip is coming!

I am SO sorry for the lack of updates! Work has been sheer insanity these past few weeks and it culminated in my supervisor being fired Thursday. That leaves me as the only writer in our Marketing department...so I'm a touch busy

The only thing keeping me sane is Disney


*pulls out her checklist*
- confirm all ADRs
- note request for Casitas on resort reservation
- book towncar
- envy my friend who is going to Orlando from May 14-28
- check 14 day accuweather forecast on May 20th
- fax room request May 26th
- get a manicure and pedicure May 28th
- check in online at 12:20pm on May 29th
- LEAVE MAY 30th!
I promise I will post more pictures soon! I have plenty I swear Well, lunch is over, so back to work. Look for a photo update later this week
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