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Old 01-31-2009, 08:12 PM   #1
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Pooh-sized couple dining through Disney

Hi Everyone!

Here's a little introduction. We're Jason and Cathy and we've been married for 6 years. We've been to Disney three times in six years, so yeah we're Disney freaks.

We stayed at Disney 9/14 through 9/26. From the 14th through the 19th we were at Pop with free dining. This was our first experience on the DDP. We spent months here planning our meals and doing research. We planned out every meal, every dessert, and every snack. We love planning our vacations almost as much as we love going on them!

Day 1
So we get to Disney and we drive through the gates. What to do first? Check in to the hotel? Tempting, seeing as we drove for the last 18 hours to get here. (Only had one accident, but that's another story) Hit the parks right away? After that drive, no. If you know us, then you know the first thing to do when you get to Disney World is Beaches and Cream!

Our research told us that Beaches and Cream would be a waste of a TS credit, so we paid cash. Besides, we like to share so this would be cheap. We decided, months ago, to split a double cheeseburger and then split the Fudge Mud Slide. It may not sound like much, but we were stuffed.

Her half, without all the "yucky stuff."


His half, with all the good stuff:


The mud slide and the happy (but really, really tired) couple:


The Mud Slide up close:


The Mud slide was really good, but it doesn't beat the No Way Jose. The food here is surprisingly good, and they always split ours so nice.

More to come, so stay tuned!
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Old 01-31-2009, 09:02 PM   #2
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Mmm...that looks soooooooo good! I'm in
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Old 01-31-2009, 09:10 PM   #3
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Old 01-31-2009, 09:12 PM   #4
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I'm definitely in for this! That mudslide looked great!
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Old 01-31-2009, 09:43 PM   #5
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Yum yum!

But you two aren't pooh sized!!! False advertising! You're lovely normal folk!

I look forward to reading more!
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:49 PM   #6
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(Cathy typed this one up, my comments are in parenthesis - Jason)

Ok, so we checked into our room, took a nap and headed over to Downtown Disney. We decided to eat at Earl of Sandwich as a counter service meal.

Maybe you can tell from my burger I am a picky eater. Part of the planning is researching menus and looking at pictures to make sure that I will like something on the menu.

Earl of Sandwich had three sandwich's that I wanted to try. Sometimes my husband and I order two things that I want just in chase I don't like one of them. This is great except my husband likes to try the weirdest things and I sometimes feel that I hold him back from trying new things. I am truly blessed with a great husband. (Yeah she is.)

We got the meatball and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (we're grown up kids). On the dining plan we also got a drink and a dessert, so we had a brownie and cupcake. We were too full from the sandwich's to eat the desserts! Both sandwich's were delicious, but we agreed that the peanut butter and jelly was better (It really is!). Weird that something so plain would be so good. (Try it)

The PB&J


The meatball sub. Don't get us wrong, this was good too.


Our desserts:


After that we headed to (my favorite place in the World!) Goofy's Candy Kitchen. Uh-oh. We restrained oursleves (too full from the sandwiches) and used one snack credit to get this:



Rice Krispie treat with sprinkles on one side and m&ms on the other. (My favorite people are those Goofy workers.)

Thanks for all the comments and kind words. I think we don't look pooh sized next to that giant Sundae!
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:11 PM   #7
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:32 PM   #8
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Day 2
50's prime time cafe

Well this was an interesting place. We got here a little earlier than our reservation at 2:50 because I was hungry. This was our lunch, so it was getting late. It was crowded, but we got seated within 10 mins. The staff was great and the food was sooooo good.

Again, we spit everything. I loved the pbj shake and the fried chicken. It was very good. The chicken pot pie was good but nothing special. I only thought that the smores dessert was ok, but Jason loved his Dad's Brownie Sundae (Best thing I ate on the trip, and you've seen that Fudge Mud Slide).

We were in a sugar overload at this point. This is one of the few places to get a shake as a drink on the Dining Plan. Our rating: probably would not go again, but was fun to do once. The theming was excellent and our waitress was good, but it was nothing that special. (My rating: Would go just to order dessert.)

The Fried Chicken:


The Pot Pie:


The shake:


The shake part2:


Smores:


Dad's Brownie Sundae:


At this point the Dining Plan was giving us a bit more food than we needed. The shake and two desserts was too much.
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I'm really enjoying reading your review and I'm looking forward to the rest of your choices! Thanks so much for writing and sharing your experiences!
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I'm in ! Loving the reviews so far.

I am an obsessive planner as well. Hubby laughs at me but I have poured over the menus for hours to make sure we eat at the best places for us.
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You guys remind me of my DH and I. We are big kids when it comes to food also. My DH just saw the pic of your burgers at Beaches and Cream and we changed our plans to make sure we go there.

Can't wait to read the rest.

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It all looks delicious!!! I am in!

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Old 02-01-2009, 01:16 PM   #14
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POP's food court

Ok so we are on the Dining Plan and the cool thing about eating at Pop is that we had our refillible mugs that we would fill then get a bottle of juice or coffee shot for the morning. We were impressed with the food court and ate there three times. Pop is our new favorite resort because of this place. We love that the food was good too.

I got the chicken alfredo and Jason got the Mom's TV dinner of fried chicken. For dessert, I got the tye dyed cheesecake and Jason got the dirt and worms (Remember, grown up kids here).

Our food at POP:


TV Dinner up Close:


Chicken Alfredo. One of the best deals at Disney for how good this is:


Worms and Dirt


Tie-Dye Cheesecake:


(Beware of the cheesecake, it has side effects.)



(Apparently there are similar effects in the bathroom, if you know what I mean. Cathy will kill me when she reads this.)

Day 3

The next day for lunch we also ate at Pop. (Can you tell we liked this place?) This time we had a burger and pizza and split both. Sorry we forgot pictures for that one.
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