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Old 02-07-2011, 05:50 PM   #76
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You have some great meals planned! I love all of those places- well, I haven't been to WCC yet, but I really want to try it. That is awesome that you paid the cruise in full!
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:44 PM   #77
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Garden grill?!?
Mary (Lisa has made mention and had great pictures too) has me thinking this one will be the next one on the list...

so, we are at
Donald's Tusker House
Ohana's Friendship Breakfast
Garden Grill
Whispering Canyon Cafe
Crystal Palace (not sure which meal--really thinking breakfast to get into the park before opens)

if I go with this list that would be our five; three breakfast and two dinners...
so, thoughts would be
Donald's Tusker House - AK day
Crystal Palace - MK day
Garden Grill - Epcot day
Ohana's - DHS day wondering if I should re think this one to the Hollywood & Vine breakfast--Ashton would love the characters there too! but thinking the food would be better at Ohana's
WCC- MK day or the day we arrive
Your choices sound great. We've tried Garden Grill onour 2009 trip and we really enjoyed this meal. The characters were great and the girls loved that the restaurant slowly spins around and you get to see part of the Land ride. the food was great.

We've done Hollywood and Vine for breakfast and dinner. Breakfast was far better than dinner. The characters have changed to add Handy Manny, i beleive. I would definately go back here for breakfast.
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Old 02-08-2011, 02:58 PM   #78
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Looks great Connie! I'd stick with 'Ohana, but I haven't been to H&V, so I may be a little biased!
Hello! Missy Happy hope you are having a magical day! I have not heard many good things about H&V food wise; but, I do know Ashton would love the characters there. But, he will love the characters anywhere we go!


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We liked garden Grill-the character interaction was really good. And so was the dessert if I remember right. I was not so impressed with Holllywood and Vine food wise. The characters were pretty fun though. Looks like a good list!

Mary, seems to be the concensus on the food at H&V from different threads I have read. But, now I have even more to look forward to at Garden Grill if we make it a date with you guys...need to see if we can get Leanne & her family to join in with us, make it more fun and see if Kayce wants to join us too (not sure if she is doing the DDP or CS...don't remember at the moment).

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Hiya Connie!

Love Crystal Palace for any meal, Ohana was good for dinner so I"m sure breakfast is good too. We weren't that impressed with the food at Garden Grill but we did enjoy the characters. We are big fans of Tusker House for any meal and Whispering Canyon is more about the atmosphere than the food. The food was just okay the first time and pretty good the second time. Ask for the Bandana Bandit when you arrive. She is sooooo fun!!! She and Joe really got into being rude with one another.

Hey Leanne! thanks for the info on WCC I will have to make a note of that, although Danny rarely plays along with anything he normally smiles and nods

Thinking I really want to try CP before park opening, but, their menu sounds like it would be a winner at any of the selections.

I'm also thinking you guys may need to give Garden Grill another chance; like maybe when we give it a try along with Mary and crew.


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You have some great meals planned! I love all of those places- well, I haven't been to WCC yet, but I really want to try it. That is awesome that you paid the cruise in full!

Thanks! April, I can't wait to see what we think about all this dining should make for a new experience...and thinking by making it an overload of characters we may be able to skip the character lines in the park. Although, I do want to try and visit Mickey and Minnie at AK this year.

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Your choices sound great. We've tried Garden Grill onour 2009 trip and we really enjoyed this meal. The characters were great and the girls loved that the restaurant slowly spins around and you get to see part of the Land ride. the food was great.

We've done Hollywood and Vine for breakfast and dinner. Breakfast was far better than dinner. The characters have changed to add Handy Manny, i beleive. I would definately go back here for breakfast.
That is good to know about H&V breakfast vs dinner...I don't know if it will make the list but I do know Ashton would enjoy meeting Oso, Handy Manny, Leo & June.
Hope everyone is getting a little sun this week! today was our first sunny day in over a week! still too nasty to enjoy going outside the yard is slush from all the wet weather for the past few weeks.

Have a great week! Everyone!!!
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:32 PM   #79
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Haven't done H & V, but I would if the kids were into the Playhouse Disney characters. If Ashton likes them, it may be your only chance before he outgrows them.

The characters at Garden Grill are great, the food was a little different for the kids. I'm pretty sure mine only ate a little bit of chicken, rolls, and desserts (of course!). I would go back for the characters, not for the food.
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Mary, seems to be the concensus on the food at H&V from different threads I have read. But, now I have even more to look forward to at Garden Grill if we make it a date with you guys...need to see if we can get Leanne & her family to join in with us, make it more fun and see if Kayce wants to join us too (not sure if she is doing the DDP or CS...don't remember at the moment).



Yes...doing DDP. Would love a Garden Grill meet up if you guys do it, depending on when of course. We have a lot of the same to-do restaurants!
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Mary, seems to be the concensus on the food at H&V from different threads I have read. But, now I have even more to look forward to at Garden Grill if we make it a date with you guys...need to see if we can get Leanne & her family to join in with us, make it more fun and see if Kayce wants to join us too (not sure if she is doing the DDP or CS...don't remember at the moment).



Yes...doing DDP. Would love a Garden Grill meet up if you guys do it, depending on when of course. We have a lot of the same to-do restaurants!
As soon as the Sep/Oct park hours come out then we can see if we can make it happen
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Haven't done H & V, but I would if the kids were into the Playhouse Disney characters. If Ashton likes them, it may be your only chance before he outgrows them.

The characters at Garden Grill are great, the food was a little different for the kids. I'm pretty sure mine only ate a little bit of chicken, rolls, and desserts (of course!). I would go back for the characters, not for the food.
Ashton is such a picky eater but I'm sure we can find something...if they have mac n cheese, french fries, might eat chicken but I doubt it; he doesn't even care for desserts

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[SIZE="4"][COLOR="blue"]Yes...doing DDP. Would love a Garden Grill meet up if you guys do it, depending on when of course. We have a lot of the same to-do restaurants!
can't wait for the hours to come out and we can start planning! we may be able to purpose-fully run into one another quite often if we plan it right



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As soon as the Sep/Oct park hours come out then we can see if we can make it happen
as of today they are have the first three days of August, so in the next few weeks we should start seeing Sep hours; than we can let some real planning begin!
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can't wait for the hours to come out and we can start planning! we may be able to purpose-fully run into one another quite often if we plan it right





as of today they are have the first three days of August, so in the next few weeks we should start seeing Sep hours; than we can let some real planning begin!
I want those hours SOOO bad! I've got a pretty good idea of what we're doing when, but want to see Fantasmic dates and EMH's and such. We will have to purposely run into each other as much as possible... I know I am planning on WCC right before MNSSHP for sure, so that may be another prime opportunity if you guys decide to do that.
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Old 02-14-2011, 02:49 PM   #84
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I can't wait for those Sept/Oct hours either!!!! In less than two weeks I get to see if I can move to the Beach Club. If we don't get it, no worries, but my kids are dying to check out the pool there.

I may be able to talk the family into Garden Grill again. We will usually try anything twice. We enjoy WCC so that's not a hard one to sell either.

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Just wanted to share the irony...

I was going through my email...and so, excited to see an email from Disney Destinations (I got a pin!! ) you can imagine my excitement when the first large line that appears is "FREE DINING" ....

than I see this....
Just choose the deal that's right for you:
For stays most nights 7/1/11–8/13/11.

HAHA! maybe next go round!
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Free dining in July? Wow, I wouldn't have expected that. The good news is once you get one pin, they keep coming! So maybe they'll extend it...
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Catching up on my trip reports and am happy to see that I wasn't too far behind. Did I miss whether or not you booked Hollywood and Vine?

I've seen a thread or two that say free dining is back for 2011. Too bad you couldn't use it. At least you know that you are still getting them. I have yet to receive one single pin!
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Connie!!! I just noticed in your post on my thread that you had a PTR!!!!! I am here now. I missed so much!

Congrats on the cruise!!!! You guys will have an awesome time!!!!!
Yippee for POP and saving money and adding extra nights!!!

Dining:
We loved WCC the first time and had a not so wonderful meal last time. Actually the food both times hasnt been very good. We just had an AWESOME server last time and this time we didn't!

OHANA Breakfast is AMAZING. This was our 4th time and everytime it has been amazing and so fun for the kids.

Crystal Palace Breakfast we had again on this trip, 3rd time and it was everyone's FAVORITE meal of the trip!

I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO sad that I won't be meeting you in October. Someday our paths will cross I am sure!!
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Hey Connie! I'm here! How did I miss this???


I'm so excited to read your plans! Our trip is four million (maybe I exaggerate) days away, so I'm living through others' PTR's!

Can't wait to read more!

As you know, we hated WCC for breakfast, but my cousin has talked us into trying it in Dec for dinner.. She says it's their favorite place for dinner.. We shall see!
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