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Old 02-23-2010, 06:33 PM   #76
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Any suggestions for the Disney Dining Plan for adults who are not interested in a scream-fest with kids?

I'm seeing mixed reviews on Cat Cora's restaurant.....anyone been?

What about Raglan Road??? We were thinking about hitting that after Cirque du Soleil.

We love Boma, and yes, there will be kids, but if I immerse myself in food, I can zone out the noise!! LOL


Don't get me wrong, I don't dislike kiddos, but mine are all grown up, and for what it cost me to fly to Orlando from Northern New England, I really am trying to plan for an adult-friendly week.

so..I welcome your suggestions! Thanks, PammieJ.
Ragalan Road is great. If they still have bread pudding on the menu for dessert don't miss it!!

Paradiso 37 @ DTD would be another nice choice. We had a lovely supper there on the deck.

I think outside the parks & resorts you may see fewer kids. I don't know that parents would drag their kids too far out of the way for a meal? They are probably going w/more convenient locations.

Honestly - we've rarely had problems w/kids... at least not any more than we see here at home when dining @ WDW in the nicer restaurants. You may want to, as others have mentioned, consider later meals. But other than that I'd say just go w/what you want and worse comes to worst you can always ask to be moved to another table/section.



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in the evening Raglan Road would be a good choice! We stopped in there for drinks one night around 9:00 and it was not crowded nor were there any kids.
Love Ragalan Road (yes I'm repeating myself... but worth the stop).


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I am going to come right out and admit I don't like kids. Sorry. I can tolerate a well-behaved child or two, but not much more.
You don't have to say "sorry".... at least not here.
I can sympathize w/you. 99% of kids just grate on my nerves. I do okay w/my nieces & nephews, but I also find that as they get older they become much more interesting. Babies & Toddlers are just plain boring.


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I am going with 6 women from the WISH boards. We are all doing the Princess Half Marathon together on March 7th.
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I'm still waiting for my new car to be delivered, 3 weeks is getting a little silly, hopefully soon.
Want to see pix when the car comes in.... Now if only there were a way you could share that new car smell over the internet!


I'm off shortly for a library meeting. Going to be quick -- lots of folks are staying home for the weather. We have about 1 1/2 inches of snow but the roads are clear. People just seem to freak out over every little flake.

So DH has a phone interview tomorrow, and I have a call into an old boss where I used to work about another job. And, to make it more exciting we've started looking in the Durham & Raleigh, NC area. There just isn't much up here & for every job there are sooo many people applying. The market down there seems a bit better (at least there are more listings). It took me a while to emotionally get to a good place w/the idea, but I'm getting there. And I have to confess the idea of it being an average of 10 to 15 degees warmer there makes it a bit easier to adjust to the idea of a possible move. So we will see...

Everyone have a great night... and if you are getting this snow, be safe.
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About a month ago a friend turned me on to the Sookie Stackhouse books and I have been reading like crazy,
Don't you just love them???!!!! I can't wait until the next book comes out in May...AND Charlaine Harris is doing a signing at a Borders in Dallas May 15, so we are definitely going and buying the book then!!
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Don't you just love them???!!!! I can't wait until the next book comes out in May...AND Charlaine Harris is doing a signing at a Borders in Dallas May 15, so we are definitely going and buying the book then!!
I do love them, my only gripe is how every book she recaps from the previous books, it would be better if one book just started where the last one left off, kind of like how the Twilight series did. I just bought Dead and Gone yesterday in hardcover, the clerks says that it will be in paperback March 30th but nope can't wait that long. I really like the tv series as it tells more than just Sookie's side. I was really shocked to find out that almost the whole 1st season was from the first book, at that rate we have many more seasons to look forward to
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:21 PM   #79
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i have two adult children 20,26 and one granddaughter 5 and as much as I love going with them I LOVE disney without them! My last trip was my sister and myself... we called it our evil sisters only family reunion 2009 because we took some grief about going without anyone else just before christmas. she's the only one who can keep my disney pace... i.e., we can do disney hard (up early and out til the crack of dawn and do it again each day). my husband was also skeptical in the past about disney without kids but make it a second honeymoon (wink wink) and throw in great dining reservations and it's magical. he tells all his friends if they don't have a good time they're not doing it right.
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:16 AM   #80
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Cheryl, I would be SOOO happy if you moved here!!

You forgot one other perk... 8.5 hour drive to WDW!

I am so sorry I haven't been more proactive. I have been so busy this past week that I can barely breathe. I think I was home for about 5 hours this past weekend that wasn't sleeping, and then Mondays I have choir practice (did I mention I auditioned for, made, and joined a choir?), and last night was more hockey.

Tonight and tomorrow night are *breathe* nights.

Hope everyone is having a great day!!
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions. We've decided to definitely try Raglan Road and Kouzzina, but based on some other feedback, we're going to skip the Sci Fi Theatre in favor of a repeat trip to Coral Reef. We tend to eat later in the evening, so when I make my reservations next week, I'll stick to that plan!

This is my fourth trip (DH's third) and we can see ourselves visiting annually!

I'm really enjoying this discussion board; I don't think you can get too much of Disney!
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions. We've decided to definitely try Raglan Road and Kouzzina, but based on some other feedback, we're going to skip the Sci Fi Theatre in favor of a repeat trip to Coral Reef. We tend to eat later in the evening, so when I make my reservations next week, I'll stick to that plan!

This is my fourth trip (DH's third) and we can see ourselves visiting annually!

I'm really enjoying this discussion board; I don't think you can get too much of Disney!
Eeesh- I made ressies yesterday, and was surprised how fast things had booked up! This is kind of a last minute planning for us (since we usually do it a year out not 4 months out). Chef Mickeys was totally booked the entire week! We did snag the last ressie available at Brown Derby! Which is great, bc we are going the opening day of Star Wars weekend, and when you eat there you get special seating at Fantasmic (aka.. dont have to fight the ridiculous crowd).
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Awww- Tiff that is a cute picture of you and Duddy in your siggy, I haven't seen that one before!
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Cheryl, I would be SOOO happy if you moved here!!

You forgot one other perk... 8.5 hour drive to WDW!

I am so sorry I haven't been more proactive. I have been so busy this past week that I can barely breathe. I think I was home for about 5 hours this past weekend that wasn't sleeping, and then Mondays I have choir practice (did I mention I auditioned for, made, and joined a choir?), and last night was more hockey.

Tonight and tomorrow night are *breathe* nights.

Hope everyone is having a great day!!
Don't sweat it... everyone is busy. I appriciate any help! He sent off a resume yesterday after talking w/folks at the Career place about how to word the cover letter. Being from MA we don't want to have folks toss it thinking it was a mistake or blind application.

Part of me would love to be somewhere warmer. The other part of me is terrified by the mountain of work a move would be. Honestly, we are pursuing both & I've put it out there for the fates to decide. As they say... 'what is meant to be will be'.

Good for you on the choir. Is this a symphony thing? Community group? Church choir? And what are you -- soprano, tenor, etc?

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Thanks everyone for the suggestions. We've decided to definitely try Raglan Road and Kouzzina, but based on some other feedback, we're going to skip the Sci Fi Theatre in favor of a repeat trip to Coral Reef. We tend to eat later in the evening, so when I make my reservations next week, I'll stick to that plan!

This is my fourth trip (DH's third) and we can see ourselves visiting annually!

I'm really enjoying this discussion board; I don't think you can get too much of Disney!
One that I thought of to keep off the list would be Teppan Edo (sp?). If you want quiet & kid free, that is not the place to go. They have big, 8-seater family style tables. It is a great show. The chefs area amazing, but you will be sitting w/other folks, and as a party of two the odds of having a family of 4 or 5 is pretty high.

You may also want to think about the more exotic restaurants (Restaurant Marrakesh for example). I think a lot of people avoid those types of places. They are not very adventerous so stick to things they know. Which is probably why they almost always have walk up tables available. But fewer people means fewer kids running around.

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Eeesh- I made ressies yesterday, and was surprised how fast things had booked up! This is kind of a last minute planning for us (since we usually do it a year out not 4 months out). Chef Mickeys was totally booked the entire week! We did snag the last ressie available at Brown Derby! Which is great, bc we are going the opening day of Star Wars weekend, and when you eat there you get special seating at Fantasmic (aka.. dont have to fight the ridiculous crowd).
If you want an ADR that you didn't get, have the concierge at your resort or someone at guest services in the park check for you. I think closer in people change their minds & cancel, plus despite what they say I think WDW holds some out for the guest services folks only. We've snagged some awesome ADRs same day through guest services that way.

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TYSM! We will try that with CM.. I booked CRT instead, but we were hoping to try some new places this year. We go back for our honeymoon in Oct, so I am loving hearing all of the dining suggestions!

My DS is actually anti social (like mother like son), lol- so for him, a place to eat where there are no other noisy kids is ideal (which is why we booked Brown Derby)- he says other kids are too loud and make him nervous! He is like a 70 year old man in a 3 year olds body! ROTFLMAO.
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It's a community choir. I am a 1st soprano.

I sent you an email.
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Awww- Tiff that is a cute picture of you and Duddy in your siggy, I haven't seen that one before!
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My DS is actually anti social (like mother like son), lol- so for him, a place to eat where there are no other noisy kids is ideal (which is why we booked Brown Derby)- he says other kids are too loud and make him nervous! He is like a 70 year old man in a 3 year olds body! ROTFLMAO.
lol. that was totally me as a little kid I always complained that other kids were too loud and obnoxious..lol.
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lol. that was totally me as a little kid I always complained that other kids were too loud and obnoxious..lol.
Me, too!

When I was 8 I got my tonsils taken out. I was so happy that I didn't have to go out and play with the other kids that I milked it for 3 weeks.
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