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Old 06-18-2009, 11:46 AM   #196
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Nooo you can't keep leaving us on a cliffhanger
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:21 PM   #197
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Ok ok, now you've slept.... where did you goooo?
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Old 06-18-2009, 02:18 PM   #198
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Cliffhangers....my favorite (see tag lol). Anyways, that's a really good score for TSMM! I think I've only gotten the cat once in like the 6 times that I've ridden.
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Old 06-18-2009, 10:57 PM   #199
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OH! Another cliffhanger! It sounds like you guys had an AMAZING start to your trip. Congratulations on your anniversary and being the celebration family of the day! I can't wait to read more.
Thanks! I like attention so I enjoyed it!

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Nooo you can't keep leaving us on a cliffhanger
I'm sorry! Work has been nuts - kinda hanging by a thread, so I have to update really late at night.

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Ok ok, now you've slept.... where did you goooo?
I'm sorry, I'm at work - ick, I hate working.

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Cliffhangers....my favorite (see tag lol). Anyways, that's a really good score for TSMM! I think I've only gotten the cat once in like the 6 times that I've ridden.
I know, I've gotten pretty snobbish about my score. I'm not satisfied unless its over 180K!
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Old 06-18-2009, 11:50 PM   #200
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Oh, haha, I meant where did you go for dinner?
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:23 AM   #201
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I'm loving your TR. I can't wait to find out more! Tell me more!

That is sooo cool for you to get a room upgrade!
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:47 AM   #202
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I love your TR so far! Congratulations on your one year anniversary and your room upgrade! The suite looks so wonderful - I'm uber jealous.

When we stayed at the GCH on our honeymoon I bought the robe and it wasn't too bad - $75 or so plus a few more dollars to get it monogrammed. I can't wait to find out where you went to dinner!!!
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:57 PM   #203
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I love your TR so far! Congratulations on your one year anniversary and your room upgrade! The suite looks so wonderful - I'm uber jealous.

When we stayed at the GCH on our honeymoon I bought the robe and it wasn't too bad - $75 or so plus a few more dollars to get it monogrammed. I can't wait to find out where you went to dinner!!!
Thanks! I guess $75 isn't too bad when you think about the quality you're getting. I don't think I would get enough use out of it, but it looked super luxurious!

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That is sooo cool for you to get a room upgrade!
Thanks! I told DH that this weekend I'm completing my TR if nothing else - who cares if the house isn't clean and I have nothing to wear because I didn't do the laundry?

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Oh, haha, I meant where did you go for dinner?
LOL, I totally knew that - I think I was hung up on work at the moment. Its coming, I promise, as soon as I have some free time tonight I will get up the rest of Day 1! I feel like I have everyone all excited and I'm sure it will be fun to read (er...look at - yummy food porn!).
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Old 06-21-2009, 01:59 AM   #204
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Our special Dinner!!!!!!

So we're headed towards DCA entrance from the hotel and we pass Storytellers and are headed towards Napa Rose when he asks where DTD entrance is - so I direct him towards it.

So we turn around to head back to go through the lobby and I'm a little disapointed, becuase we're not going to Napa Rose. But a little relieved too, because I would want to be more dressed up and I would have wanted to make a plan to sit at the chef's table and well - frankly I don't know all that much about it, so I wouldn't know what to order to any special tips - so whatever. I'm also glad we're not going to WCT, as I don't see it as a "celebration" type of place as my parents love to eat lunch there, so its like a nice family restaurant to me!

So now, we are on our way to DTD...

"Just kidding...we're eating here!" DH turns and smiles as we enter into Storytellers. I'm so excited!!!
1) I've never eaten here, and I love trying new things.
2) Not leaving the hotel was a major plus - I wanted to experience all parts of it.
3) I've heard excellent reviews on the food.
4) I knew the prices, and was totally comfortable with the price range!
5) It was a surprise, which makes anything better to me


It was pretty quiet inside and one of the first things I noticed was the lovely decor. Just beautiful!






Then we sat down and were handed two menus. One was the usual menu, apps, salads, entrees. Then on top, there was a dinner buffet menu. A buffet? A DISNEY buffet? Well we hadn't eaten much all day, so it took us about 3 minutes to decide on the buffet. Here is a pictures of the menu to give you an idea of all the goodness it included.


And the drink menu too:






After we told the waiter we wanted the buffet, he told us we could help ourselves. Fresh rolls were also brought to the table, before we even ordered if I remember right.


And off to the buffet we went! Now, I will say this buffet is much smaller than others I have seen posted on the site. And compared to the only buffet I've been to WDW, it is much much smaller than BOMA. BUT, you don't even notice - because all the food is SOO good. And, it was weird - it was like they were only serving mine and DH's most favorite foods!
First, the cold stuff - a pasta salad, and fruit salad. They also had other fruit available like peaches and apples, if I remember right.

Then salad, they also had a caesar salad as well.


And then the "kids" part with Chicken breast nuggets and mac n cheese.


Garlic Mashed potatoes and Asparagus.


And then DH was getting a little ticked of all the pics, and I forgot to go back later for more. But I took pics of our plates!

The buffet was then followed by this delicious four cheese pesto tortellini. This, by itself was like $18 on the menu.

And then came the protein!
They had Teryaki glazed Salmon, BBQ chicken, Carved Roasted Turkey, and Carved New Your Strip Loin. They also had a "Chef's special, which was some sort of fried asian type thing??
Here was the carved turkey:


And now our plates!

The super awesome pasta kinda blends with the potatoes, but you can kinda see a glimpse of it.
Dh's plate - you can see the perfectly grilled new york strip under the turkey. He also has salmon there too.


And my second plate - I got it right after a new batch of mac n cheese, and it was kinda runny, so I didn't eat much of it. More tortellin though and salmon, those were the best things there. And also, there is that asian thing??


And Dh's 2nd plate, you can tell what his favs were
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Old 06-21-2009, 02:01 AM   #205
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Our special Dinner!!!!!! (The desserts)

And then desserts!



The most delicious strawberries! The square mousse thing was not very good...

And mini cheesecake too.

Then I went back for bread pudding, because I had never tried it. I thought it tasted pretty good.


I then found out that you could have requested chocolate lava cake with ice cream - but after all these deserts, I was full! We had heard about the cake and ice cream, but thought it was extra. So, oh well, maybe next time! Here was someone else's, freshly made, waiting to be picked up.


And then, they brought us a special little cupcake!

DH commented, "Oh good, they knew I wanted pink and purple!" so sarcastic!
The frosting was so good, buttercream if I remember right. And the cake part was a strawberry like cake, super moist!


Our collection of desserts!


And then, we got the waiter to take a picture of us. Happy Anniversary!
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Old 06-21-2009, 02:56 PM   #206
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Wow, great dinner. It looks like all of my favorites too. Tried to read the menu, but it was too small for my tired eyes. Does the price say $26 or $36 for adults? Thanks for the great pics.
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Old 06-21-2009, 03:00 PM   #207
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Wow, great dinner. It looks like all of my favorites too. Tried to read the menu, but it was too small for my tired eyes. Does the price say $26 or $36 for adults? Thanks for the great pics.
Oh, I'm sorry! It was $26. And in much smaller print on the bottom of the menu it said something like, "Menu-03-Fri, Sat, Sun" so I'm not sure if this is a regular offering.
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:28 AM   #208
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What happened to the report????
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:26 PM   #209
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a girl leaves for two weeks and a trip report disappears! Storytellers looks really good! Hope everything is ok with you guys. I'm going to start my trip report soon, so hope to see you reading
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We like vacations. We love Disneyland. NOW a TR!

Welcome!

Thanks for reading! I'm so excited to get this started. Its going to be an awesome trip (to Disney) and hopefully an awesome trip report too. I like to ramble and go competely off-topic so I hope you enjoy reading my posts. I yet to truly finish a trip report. I've been on three trips (2 to DLR, 1 to WDW) since I joined - and its just not happened. I think I get too sad about not being there and writing about it makes me really happy at first. I like posting all the pictures and talking about the food - and then life moves on. I hate that!!

But here I am, yet again, getting ready for another trip! We leave in 22 days!

More details to come...
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