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Old 10-25-2009, 09:47 AM   #61
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Subscribing! We are currently debating whether or not to upgrade to Deluxe Dining, so this report should help! We already have the free dining from our bounce back, so I am trying to decide if I want to upgrade it to the Deluxe and pay the difference.

I look forward to reading more!
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Old 10-25-2009, 01:46 PM   #62
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Loved your review of Fulton's. It is one of our favorites and has been for years. Never fails to impress. Really looking forward to your other reviews. We're going in April and have decided to splurge on Deluxe Dining.
I'm so glad to hear that about Fulton's - my biggest fear is that we will go back to all the places we loved this time and then be let down And I'm so jealous that you will be going in April; we were going to go in March for Spring Training but my husband is worried about the crowd levels and doesn't want to go now

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I am really enjoying your reviews. We are taking our first family trip to Disney in March and I love reading about your experiences. I totally agree with you and the steak thing...DH and I are both well done....his usual line is "well done and if your not sure leave it on a few more minutes". We went to Jeff Ruby's steakhouse (Louisville, KY) and they would not cook our filet well done. I look forward to reading more!

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Welcome One thing I would recommend is looking at the places you plan on eating at and seeing if you have enough credits to do it without upgrading or not
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Old 10-25-2009, 04:47 PM   #63
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First Full Day - Cinderella's Royal Table Breakfast

The next morning we had to be up bright and early because we had breakfast reservations at



This was a must do on our list – it was where we started our first day on our honeymoon and we decided right then and there it would be tradition every time we came back. I know many people don’t think it’s worth the money but we had a great time last year and really enjoyed the food. This time our breakfast was going to be extra special because……

our reservation was BEFORE PARK OPENING!!! I was super excited about this as I had always heard everybody talk about how it was so exclusive and they always got pictures of an empty Main Street etc etc.

I have to say it was our experience that there really wasn’t anything that exclusive about it. When we got to the turnstiles we were simply asked if we had breakfast reservations and when we replied “yes” they told us to go on through. Wait…what? You don’t need to cross my name off a list or see my reservation printout that I went back to the room to get just in case I needed it? Uuummpphhhh ! This bummed me out a little and I have to say it bummed me out even more when we heard not one or two but SEVERAL people talking about how easy it was to sneak into the park before it even opened just by lying about having a breakfast reservation.

Oh well, still going to take advantage of a semi-empty Main Street and take some pictures anyway





Oh darn, a lonely photopass photographer … we better make him work for his money



Ok, ok, I guess this shot doesn’t have that many people in it … I feel better now

After stopping for all our pretty pictures we made our way up to the check in desk. They took our name and handed us our little card that indicated how many pictures we got with our package and then we were directed into the line right outside the castle doors. We only waited about three or four minutes before we were let inside and stood in line to take our picture with Cinderella. While we were standing in line we got to see the first family to be seated of the day. They had the cutest two little girls and did a special ceremony for them before they were led upstairs. Super cute! Right before it was our turn to have our picture taken I got super excited because I saw



So cute … and exactly why I love Disney … all the special little touches everywhere.

While I was taking pictures of my two favorite mice we were called up for our picture. Because there were only two of us in our party we received one photo package with the cost of our meal. I must admit that this Cinderella was a much better one than the one we had last year. She asked us what we were celebrating and then when we tried to stand on each side of her she lectured Candi telling him “a proper Prince always stands next to his Princess” - gosh I love her!

With pictures out of the way we were led upstairs to the main restaurant



I love how it’s like a red carpet leading your to the restaurant … yes, I really am that dorky

In the back of my mind I was hoping that we would be lucky enough to get the same seat as last year (window seat directly in the middle). We kept passing all the seats that weren’t by the window and my happy heart skip a little beat when we were headed in that direction. Well, we didn’t get THAT seat but we still got a window seat, it was just off to the side a little, and that was still enough to make me happy!



Here are a few pictures to give you an overall idea of what the restaurant looks like:







We were one of the first ones seated and within 30 seconds our waiter came over to go over the menu options and take our order. You have an option basically between healthy and fatty . I believe one option is granola and fruit and things of that nature. We both chose the fatty option that had some fancy name I can’t remember … sorry.



You start out with fresh squeezed orange juice and a bowl of fruit. Both were delicious – the fruit was fresh and ripe and just juicy enough for both of our likings. I don’t like fresh blueberries (unless they are in my pancakes) or kiwi, but Candi said both were very good, especially the blueberries.



Next up was a plate of pastries and muffins. The cinnamon rolls type things were stale and neither of us finished those but I did eat one of the muffins and it was very good. Candi said the croissant was good as well – nice and flaky on the outside and warm and soft on the inside.



The main plate consists of eggs, bacon, sausage, cheesy potatoes and stuffed French toast topped with blueberries. I only had a small bite of the eggs because they make me sick if I eat them too early in the morning. Candi is not really a fan of scrambled eggs at all so we both gave them low marks. The bacon was very good – I would have preferred it to be slightly crispier but Candi thought it was perfect and we both thought it had good flavor. The sausage is something else I don’t care too much for and I let Candi have it all – he enjoyed it and thought it was just the right amount of pepper and spice. The cheesy potatoes were too die for – one of my favorite foods last trip and I spent an entire year craving them – they did not disappoint this year! Candi agrees and we both asked for more when they were gone. The stuffed French toast was the best thing by far – and yes I enjoy blueberries when they are turned into a “not so good for you” type of food hee, hee!

Of course, during the meal all of the Princesses come around. They do an entire announcement of each Princess and they come out one by one in the beginning and by the end all four are going around to all the tables. This year we got to meet:



Snow White – she was very cute and had many lines that completely fit her role.



Aurora – she was quick and stayed just long enough to take a picture before moving on.



Jasmine – she spent the most amount of time at the table and was the only one who insisted that she get a picture with Candi too. Maybe she noticed how he couldn’t stop looking at her



I love how she posed here!!



Lastly was Belle – she also stayed at the table a good amount of time and had a great sense of humor. She asked if I nicknamed Candi “Beast” because of his scruffy face - loved it!

Towards the end of the meal they passed out swords to all the boys and wands to all the girls (they gave them to children and adults) and they did a wishing ceremony.



Candi and I were having a sword/wand fight like little kids and Belle came by and joined in on the fun – this turned me into a little kid because Belle is my absolute favorite – of course we kicked Candi’s butt!!

At the end of the meal – which, by the way, is all you can eat – the waiter brought by our picture and made sure we wanted to use our meal credits for this meal.



This is the package picture – it came in a folder with 1 – 8x10, 1 – 8x10 of the castle, and 4 – 6x8s of the same picture of us. There is also a number on the picture that you can pull up on photopass to see all versions of the picture that they took.

Overall, we quite enjoyed the meal and will definitely be back. We still want this to be our first breakfast each trip so we can follow it up with a day at Magic Kingdom.

Starting Credits

Snack – 30 total (15 each)
Meal – 48 total (24 each)

Credits Used vs Cost

Cinderella’s Once Upon a Breakfast – 4 meal credits used (2 for each person) - $79.98 including tax

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Old 10-26-2009, 05:47 PM   #66
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Thanks so much for doing a review of CRT--I have brunch there in December and I was concerned abut some of it's reviews. I feel sooo much better about it now.
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Great reviews so far. You look 15 years old.

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I am trying to decide if I want to do DxDP for my anniversary, okay okay I am not even married yet, I will be in December, but these are things I ponder. Everything looks fabulous so far!
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Thanks so much for doing a review of CRT--I have brunch there in December and I was concerned abut some of it's reviews. I feel sooo much better about it now.
Ditto, I was starting to wonder if was worth the double credits. You have made feel at ease with my decision to try it. Thanks
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Joining in because we have our DH's fav in common, lol. BTW, it has everything to do with the princesses' costumes(or lack of....)
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Great review of CRT! I'd love to do the breakfast there some day. It sounds a lot better than the dinner!

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Thanks so much for doing a review of CRT--I have brunch there in December and I was concerned abut some of it's reviews. I feel sooo much better about it now.
I was super worried about trying CRT for the first time also, but as I said we love it Is it the best food you'll ever have? Nope! But, is it the worst food ever? Definitely not! We always have a great time and I hope you do as well.

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I am trying to decide if I want to do DxDP for my anniversary, okay okay I am not even married yet, I will be in December, but these are things I ponder. Everything looks fabulous so far!
An overplanner I see We will get along quite well! I think I have our anniversaries planned out for the next 5 years

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Ditto, I was starting to wonder if was worth the double credits. You have made feel at ease with my decision to try it. Thanks
No problem! I only hope you enjoy it as much as we do! My best advice is just relax and let the kid in you come out and you are bound to have a great time

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Joining in because we have our DH's fav in common, lol. BTW, it has everything to do with the princesses' costumes(or lack of....)
I'm starting to think they must be all men's favorite princesses'

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Great review of CRT! I'd love to do the breakfast there some day. It sounds a lot better than the dinner!

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I've never really been sold on the dinner and I love the stuffed french toast too much not to do the breakfast

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