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Old 08-12-2010, 10:47 PM   #1006
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:03 AM   #1007
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I was so excited to see more pics this morning - everybody is looking wide eyed and not so tired. The food looked great. Quick ?: Is storyteller a sit down then the characters come out like Ariel's Grotto or buffet? It's one of the meals I'm planning so very curious.
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Old 08-13-2010, 09:40 AM   #1008
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I was so excited to see more pics this morning - everybody is looking wide eyed and not so tired. The food looked great. Quick ?: Is storyteller a sit down then the characters come out like Ariel's Grotto or buffet? It's one of the meals I'm planning so very curious.
It is a sit-down meal, but you can either do their buffet or order off menu. The characters come to your table & then while we were there....they did a game of follow the leader thru the restaurant & then ending up in front of the buffet to dance. We'd never done this one before...but we will be doing it again!! Kids loved it & the food was really good!!
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:11 AM   #1009
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I got the first part of my trip report fixed!!! I had to re upload every single picture on the "Pro" account which is unlimited & repost the new links into every single post from the beginning of the TR up to page 61....but it's done so now I can get back to where I left off!!

Back to our Knott's Day, Friday July 30!!!
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:35 AM   #1010
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Man Laurie I give you a lot of credit. I would have given up LOL. That was a lot of work the FIRST time round. You are really awesome to do all this!!

So excited to see the next installment as always. I find myself checking in frequently to see what is next

Let's just say I have had a REALLY bad week and this is one of the few things that has kept my spirits up! Can't wait for the next part!
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:40 AM   #1011
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So when I left you last night, breakfast had just been served! Time for some characters!!

First up was Meeko from Pocahontus:






Someone got a picture of the melon tray on the buffet:



Another picture of the light fixtures in the restaurant:



Michayla hanging out in her stroller:





Terk from Tarzan:






Meeko came back by:



Then left:



Jenn stopped by our table on her way out & gave me a handful of cute ladybug chocolates from Switzerland:



Brer Fox....one of our favorites....since he is so mischievious & fun!!:





Getting ready to take the family pic & he took over the photo:



He let everyone else be seen this time:



As he was getting ready to move on:



Next post will have Chip & wandering the restaurant!
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:45 AM   #1012
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Man Laurie I give you a lot of credit. I would have given up LOL. That was a lot of work the FIRST time round. You are really awesome to do all this!!

So excited to see the next installment as always. I find myself checking in frequently to see what is next

Let's just say I have had a REALLY bad week and this is one of the few things that has kept my spirits up! Can't wait for the next part!
If I hadn't linked my report to some other threads I would have just had them stay blank until the 24th of this month (which is when they would have been re-activated)....but I hated having the pics gone after all that work to includ them.....so I just uploaded all day & got it done.....boring & frustrating at times....but glad I got it done!!

I'm sorry you're having a rough week.....how's the headaches?? Those are just the worse.....just can't function with one of those!! I'm glad my TR makes you smile!!! (that made me smile!)
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:46 AM   #1013
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Shy seemed rather taken with Meeko. That is so thrilling to see.
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:49 AM   #1014
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I knew I would regret not going to our storyteller's breakfast even more than not going to Napa Rose (which I actually do not regret). We were just so seriously dragging that morning, I could not get us up and over there.
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Shy seemed rather taken with Meeko. That is so thrilling to see.
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Old 08-13-2010, 11:02 AM   #1016
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So next up was Chip:






The "Park Ranger" (or maybe it was a guide) went around & gathered all the kids that wanted to play a game of Follow the Leader. The characters joined in & after wandering thru the entire restaurant they end up in front of the buffet in a big open area to dance.





















Watch for Dale & Kenai next post!
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Old 08-13-2010, 11:04 AM   #1017
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Shy seemed rather taken with Meeko. That is so thrilling to see.
She was not afraid of Meeko....can't say that about some of the others!!

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I knew I would regret not going to our storyteller's breakfast even more than not going to Napa Rose (which I actually do not regret). We were just so seriously dragging that morning, I could not get us up and over there.
We were very pleased with this meal & loved seeing some different characters!

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noticed the same thing
It was a big furry stuffed animal.....lol!!
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Old 08-13-2010, 11:20 AM   #1018
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Next up was Dale:










Then Kenai (just so you know.....he can't do autographs):










Michayla:




When we were leaving the table, I got the opportunity to get a picture done with Kenai:



This is outside in the Valet area of the Grand:



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We are kinda kicking ourselves for not doing this meal sooner. We were surprised at how good the food was & the character interaction. We loved seeing new characters (Meeko, Terk, Kenai) as well as some old friends. The Follow the Leader game was fun for the kids especially with Brer Fox being there. We will definitely be returning & highly recommend it!


This afternoon I'll try to get the rest of the day organized & up on here. Have to go feed babies, pick up Ty & go find something to wear for my 30th reunion tonight!! Be back later!
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Old 08-13-2010, 12:27 PM   #1019
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Jeff (DH) was excited to hear that it was sit down - haoping maybe a little less expensive the buffet. He always complains that we never eat our $$ worth. I always remind him it's the characters not the food. Then I don't have to walk around the park looking for everybodies favorite character.. A little extra cost for a happy mommy is always worth it.
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Old 08-13-2010, 12:40 PM   #1020
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Don't kick yourself for not doing the Critter Breakfast sooner, Laurie (and Vicki, too, for that matter). Just like all the other DLR restaurants, it has its off days too. I've done it a few times. The last time we went, my two friends didn't care for the food and they cared even less about the characters! (The food was not good on that day we were there. It was an off day.) Your timing probably worked out the way it was supposed to work out. Maybe if you had gone on another day it wouldn't have been as good.

I love Storytellers as a restaurant in general - I love the cozy atmosphere and the woodsy decorations. I love it more for lunch and dinner than as a character meal, however. Meanwhile, others on the DIS said they have eaten there and the food and service at dinner were horrendous and they all got food poisoning, etc. (What's a good experience for one group may be horrible for the next group!)

The problem that I have with the Critter Breakfast character meal is that the buffet is very small and limited. Good thing it is $22.99 (off-peak season price), so the buffet is a better value to me than the breakfast menu items. The breakfast menu items are waaaaay too costly for what they are. You are basically paying $18+ for something (is it the American Breakfast?) that is the size of a Denny's Grand Slam - or smaller. Also, I love Chip and Dale but as you have pointed out, they are everywhere so I can find them at Goofy's. I like Meeko, but not enough to draw me to the Critter Breakfast every time. Otherwise - no interest in Koda and Kenai whatsoever. And the breakfast food, to me (not counting last time when it was just not good), was no better than at any other DLR restaurant - but it's in a different setting so it seems more rustic and earthy.

The non-character lunch and dinner prices are actually much more reasonable for what they are, in comparison to the high breakfast menu prices.

Anyway, I'm glad to hear you did the Critter Breakfast on a good day (an 'on day') and that it was a big hit for everyone. I'm sure I will do the CB again at some point in the future if someone in my group just has to do it, but none of the people I have gone there with were that blown away on any trip, and actually my friends said that there were some items (can't remember what - maybe the sausage? Definitely the fruit, for sure!) that were much better at Goofy's (as a general rule - not Goofy's on an off day!).

I have yet to try Minnie & Friends. If and when my friend from Idaho ever come back out, that might be the time to try it. She was a big Goofy's fan in the old days, but since the Pooh characters are now M&F (in the old, old days they used to be at Goofy's when it was the only character meal), I have a feeling she would want to dine with Pooh & the gang. I am just hoping we don't end up at M&F on one of their off days, when the food is cold and blah.
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