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Old 05-18-2010, 01:28 PM   #1
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12 Days of Deliciousness...5/29 Mara and Sunshine Seasons

Hey everybody! We're currently down here now, but this probably won't be a live report. We're renting DVC points, and our KTTW cards say DVC member, but I'm not sure if the internet is free, and if it's not, I don't want to pay for it everyday. Anyway, we just arrived at Kidani Village last night. For our first two days adventures, click on my PTR link at the bottom of the page; I've updated that. Let the deliciousness begin!

Mara Dinner
Crystal Palace Breakfast
Columbia Harbour House, Aloha Isle, Casey's Corner
Frosty the Joe Man, Ohana Dinner
Studio Catering Co, Ice Cream Stand, Johari Treasures
Mara, Candy Cauldron, Wolfgang Puck Express, Ghirardelli, Goofy's Candy Co, and Earl of Sandwich
Le Cellier, Espresso Coffee & Pastries, Kaki Gori, Kringla Bakeri and Promenade Refreshments
Drinkwallah, Dino Bite Snacks, Maji Pool Bar
Liberty Tree Tavern, Cosmic Ray's, The Lunching Pad
50's Prime Time Cafe, Fantasmic Cart
Boma
Mara and Sunshine Seasons (Lunch & Dinner)
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:37 PM   #2
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Dinner at Mara 5/17

Okay, so we walked from Kidani over to Jambo House for dinner at Mara. Not too bad of a walk. We decided to get African Stew & Zebra Domes, as well as a refillable mug for both of us to share-though it's mostly mine. We are only familiar with the All Stars and their ordering systems so didn't realize there is a central line. Once we were directed where to go, they gave us a pager and it was only a few minutes before our food was ready. To drink, we got the Gold Peak White Tea with Citrus. It was DELICIOUS, as was the rest of the meal.







I now understand the hype about zebra domes. They were AMAZING. Our only complaint was that the stew was a smaller portion than expected, considering we shared. But we ate the bread bowl too and that helped to fill us up.

African Stew: $7.89
Zebra Domes: $3.69
Refillable Mug: $13.49
TOTAL: $26.71

Service: 4/5
Quality: 5/5
Quantity: 4/5
Economic Cost: 3/5
Overall Grade: 4/5
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Old 05-18-2010, 08:36 PM   #4
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looks yummy!!!!! cant wait for more!
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Old 05-19-2010, 12:12 PM   #5
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subscribing, love the zebra domes too. Booked AK lodge for Boma next year but Mara food looks good for quick service too.
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Mara looks yummy! Can't wait to read more.
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Old 05-20-2010, 06:02 AM   #8
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looks yummy!!!!! cant wait for more!
Everything was delicious!

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subscribing, love the zebra domes too. Booked AK lodge for Boma next year but Mara food looks good for quick service too.
The Mara was excellent. We'll be eating there again in the next week, once for breakfast & once for dinner.

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Yummy!
We still haven't had a bad meal!

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Mara looks yummy! Can't wait to read more.
It was great!

I'll be updating later this evening with photos from Crystal Palace breakfast, Columbia Harbour House, and Ohana, and either Backlot Express or Studios Catering Co., since I'm not sure where I'm eating lunch today.. I'll be putting up reviews-no pics- from Casey's Corner and Snowless Joe's Coffee Shack.
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Tuesday morning we had an 8:05am ADR at Crystal Palace. We were the second family into the park, and we stopped to take Photopass pictures. When we got to Crystal Palace there was about a 3 minute wait to check in, and maybe a 2 minute wait to be seated. Our server was Amir and he was fantastic. Here are our plates:

My plate going clockwise: Mickey waffle, Donut Hole, Pooh's Puffed French Toast, Biscuit, Bacon.


Mom's plate going clockwise: Scrambled eggs, mickey waffle, pooh's french toast, breakfast pizza, cinnamon roll. She also had a bowl of Pooh's Peach Casserole.


We also shared a plate of fresh fruit-it had strawberries, watermelon, grapes, cantaloupe, and honey dew.


The characters were also fantastic. I got pics and autographs from them all. Tigger was such a flirt; he kissed me and posed us like we were dancing. Eeyore looked sad, like always, but he was so adorable.







Mom and I are celebrating the midway point between our birthdays, so they brought us cupcakes and cards signed by all the characters, and Amir took our picture.





Exterior panoramic shot:


Interior Shot:


2 Breakfasts @ $20.99 = $41.98
TOTAL (includes tax & tip): $49.71

Service: 4/5
Quality: 5/5
Quantity: 5/5
Economic Cost: 4.5/5
Overall Grade: 4.62/5
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Tuesday evening we had dinner at Columbia Harbour House. According to our recepit we ate at 4:08pm. We shared the Anchors Away (Tuna fish) Sandwich. The receipt says it comes with chips, but we didn't get any. The sandwich was HUGE! It was very finely chopped tuna with celery bits in it, with lettuce & tomato. It came on toasted multi grain bread. We thought it was very yummy.



Interior Shot:


View of Fantasyland:


Anchors Away Sandwich: $8.09
TOTAL COST: $8.61

Service: 4/5
Quality: 4.5/5
Quantity: 4.5/5
Economic Cost: 4/5
Overall Grade: 4.25/5

We got a Dole Whip float about 45 minutes later.


It was light and refreshing and we both enjoyed it.

While waiting for Wishes I got corn dog nuggets from Casey's Corner but I don't have a picture. They were good and there were a lot of them.

TOTAL COST: $4.47

TOTAL COST: $4.25
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Old 05-20-2010, 05:50 PM   #11
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Wednesday morning we went to Blizzard Beach. At 1:22 on our way out of the park we stopped at Frosty the Joeman's Coffee Shop. We got a mango smoothie and a giant sprinkle cookie to share. Both were very good, but again no pictures.

Cookie: $3.00
Medium Smoothie: $5.25

TOTAL:$8.25

For dinner we went to Ohana. Our ADR was at 5:00. We checked in about 10 minutes early. The line was sort of long. They gave us a buzzer and we looked in some of the shops. It wasn't too long before we were seated. Bill from Pennsylvania sat us, and Samantha from Chicago was our server.

I didn't take pictures of the food for the most part, because everyone knows what it looks like.

Pineapple Bread: We thought this was amazing and we ate almost the whole loaf.

Salad: We loved this. The dressing was good, and there was a lot of green lettuce, no iceberg.

Potstickers & Lo Mein: Delicious! They were out of this world!!

Chicken Wings: Just okay, but we're from Buffalo so we're picky about our wings!

The meats: We thought they were dry but flavorful. Mom's favorite was the shrimp and mine was the steak. We both thought the turkey & pork loin were just okay.

Stir Fry Vegetables: I didn't really care for these.

Bread Pudding: Mom LOVED this. I thought it was good, but not fantastic. I'm also not a fan of bananas foster.

Before:


After:


They also brought us cupcakes (bigger than the ones from Crystal Palace):


Our view out the window-the castle is in the distance:


Coconut races-we were right on the aisle:


2 Dinners @ $30.99 = $66.01
TOTAL COST w. tax & tip :$77.01

Service: 5/5
Quality: 4/5
Quantity: 5/5
Economic Cost: 3/5
Overall Grade: 4.25/5
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Old 05-20-2010, 07:09 PM   #12
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Great updates. We love CP--it is a must do for us each trip (love that puffed french toast).
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Today we went to Hollywood Studios. We ate lunch at Studio Catering Co. at 12:26pm. We had no issues finding a table. Our choice off the menu was the grilled vegetable sandwich with apple slices (I also thought the buffalo chicken sandwich looked good), a bottle of water, a Coke, and a marble cheesecake.



The sandwich was very good. I was expecting much worse, especially because DHS is not known for it's food, but it surprised me. The apple slices tasted chemicalized. The cheesecake was great for being prepackaged!

We had a view of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids playground.



Regular Coke $2.19
Bottled Water $2.50
Cheesecake $3.59
Veggie Sandwich $8.39
TOTAL $17.60

Service: 5/5
Quality: 5/5
Quantity: 4.5/5
Economic Cost: 3/5
Overall Grade: 4.38/5

We also bought an Edy's Strawberry Bar for $3.25 as we left the park. It was cool and refreshing-it even had chunks of strawberry!

From our resort gift shop I bought two Minnie's bake shop cookies in White Chocolate Raspberry and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip. They were $3.25 each and completely worth it-HUGE and DELICIOUS.

I also bought a bag of Chip & Dales Mickey head cheese crackers and those are good as well. They were $3.50.
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:58 PM   #14
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