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Old 02-01-2011, 02:53 PM   #31
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Day 10 - Village Inn for Breakfast, EOS for Lunch, and Tutto Italia for Dinner

Today was our shopping day. We ate offsite at village inn for breakfast. This is near the convention centre and there were a few tables near us with delegates. I had a BOGOF coupon from signing up to the e club so paid less than $25 including tip.

DD had sausage and toast and fruit, DH breakfast burrito that he really enjoyed. I had the same veggie crepes with hollandaise I had last year after studying the menu for about 15 mins. The breakfast menu is huge. The decor is dated but the food is good and we will certainly eat here again next year.



We had a late lunch at Earl of sandwich. I knew what I was having the holiday sandwich. I had this last year and it was excellent – turkey, stuffing, gravy, mayo and cranberry. DH had an Italian. DD just wanted a ham sandwich. They accommodated her – ringing up a kids turkey and swiss, no turkey and swiss add ham.

You just get a sandwich and chips or dessert. I picked up 2 of the cupcakes with sprinkles and one peanut butter filled brownie. DD picked at the topping on the cupcake. The brownie was excellent and I'm not even a huge peanut butter fan. It was very rich. I shared with DH. The other cake got back to the room but wasn’t eaten.




Dinner Tutto Italia Epcot

Our adr was 6.25pm and we were deliberately just on time as we had eaten a late lunch and I didn’t want to be seated early.



The restaurant was beautiful and DD liked being able to crayon on the paper tablecloth. The Italian server was also very nice and attentive.



Myself and DD enjoyed this meal and would go back DH not so much. Think this was our most expensive 1 TS meal. The children’s meals were very very expensive – I think what DD had would have been $20!

We all enjoyed the bread which came with oil. I tried one of the pickled vegetables, not my thing.



DD’s appetiser was deep fried mozzarella balls which DH and I ate.



DD had the pizza. I had the cannelloni and DH the sausage pasta.



DD enjoyed her pizza, which looked tasty and was a decent size.

DH was disappointed with the pasta. Nothing special, like something I'd make at home and the portion was on the small size.

I enjoyed my spinach cannelloni which was very rich, couldn’t finish the portion.

For dessert DH had a sampler trio which he pronounced just ok. DD had an ice cream sundae in a glass not the usual make your own one.
I chose the panna cotta sundae. The server took some time stressing it was alcoholic. I was saying yes it’s fine. I thought it would be a big fuss over nothing but it was very alcohol tasting.



I really enjoyed the whole dessert – tie for best TS dessert with the Gers bread pudding I think. This was the most expensive dessert of the trip - $14.

Used 3 TS plus tip.

We then watched the fireworks , a nice end to our evening.
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Love your food pictures. I agree with everyone else, your daughter is precious
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:26 AM   #33
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Lots of great updates to catch up on

Boma seems a bit hit and miss with people. We tried it once and it was great for me but just 'OK' for DH

Oh how I wish I could pop to EOS for lunch today
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Day 11 - Cape May for Breakfast, and Captain Cook's / Cosmic Ray's for Dinner

Breakfast was at Cape May, our first time there.

We had our adr for 10.05am but waited at least 20 mins past that to be seated. There was a tv with cartoons DD watched whilst we waited.



Cape may was a lot busier and nosier than Chef Mickey's. I think this was down to the adr time – we ate at 7am at chef Mickey.






The food was ok, usual breakfast food with the addition of bagels and smoked salmon. DD barely ate at this meal – nothing seemed to catch her eye.

Character interaction was good and the server brought DH a cupcake for his birthday. The characters interacted with DH as well as DD.

Used 3 TS plus tip.

We then went to blizzard beach. Still full from breakfast we just used a snack credit on an itzakadoozie lolly for DD.

It was MNSSHP night for us. So 3.30pm ish we ate at captain cooks at the poly. Our first time there.

Food was excellent and the place was quiet. Will be back without hesitation, our favourite cs meal of the trip.

I had the adult grilled cheese with poly chips and coke. DH had the aloha pulled pork with chips and coke. DD had a kids chicken nugget meal with carrots and a cookie.
For dessert we had dole whip.




My sandwich was excellent, different sorts of cheese on multigrain bread. DH was wowed by the taste and portion size of his – why haven’t we been here before he said! DD ate virtually nothing confirming to me she doesn’t like the chicken nuggets.



The dole whip is help yourself – I didn’t overfill as we were full from the sandwiches.

Used 3 cs credits. You ordered at a computer screen not from a person but paid a cashier.

Much later on we got burger and fries and 2 chocolate cakes from cosmic rays and 2 large cokes. DD did the hula with a cm and some other children. Food was ok and a huge portion. Cost 2 cs credits.

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Day 12 - WPE for Lunch, and Ohana for Dinner

We were at the Halloween party until midnight the night before so all slept in.

We had an early lunch at WPE at DTD. We actually got to the counter at 10.55am but they were happy to take our lunch order – lunch starts at 11am.

DD had pepperoni pizza, cookie and bottled water.



I had turkey sandwich, fries and soda and cheesecake



DH had meatball pizza with cheesecake and soda.



I like the fact that WPE has real plates and knives and forks and you can help yourself to drink refills. Great use of a cs credit

My sandwich was excellent but I could only eat half. The fries were garnished with sage and did taste of this. I don’t mind sage but it was a little odd with the fries.

DD enjoyed her pizza more than the previous cheese one as it had sauce and cheese on it like a normal pizza.

DH also likes the WPE pizza.

The cheesecake was not on the menu but I asked and they had it. It was ok but I prefer their crème brulee. I should say I'm not a huge cheesecake fan.



Dinner was at Ohana a must re do from last trip.



I can’t really give this a fair report. DD was very tired and out of sorts. We ate the salad, wings and pot stickers. DD ordered a hot dog and fries. Just as the meat started to arrive DD said she was feeling sick. She wasn’t sick thankfully but she was obviously not ok so we left. DH paid whilst I waited outside with DD. He did ask if we could get dessert to go but the server said this wasn’t possible, so no lovely bread pudding.







Used 3 TS plus tip.

What we did have was tasty and DD wanted to go back the next day to the ‘hula cafe’ as she had loved it last year. Sadly we didn’t have time to try and go back this trip.
DD went to sleep as soon as we got back to the room and slept for 14 hours! Next morning she was more or less back to normal thankfully.
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i love your reviews! i've been sneaking back everyday to read them. and i love all the outfits for your daughter, she's so cute!

i also kind of laughed when i saw your pics from ohana dinner, you sat at the same table my friend and i sat at when we ate breakfast there last month! i recognize it from the pile of wood in the background
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Great updates yet again

I love that DD's dress was beach themed for your Cape May ADR .... she is one stylish girl

Shame about the Ohana dinner but good news that DD felt fine the next day
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Do you happen to have any more information as to what beers were included in that Samuels Adams beer flight from the Yachtsman Steakhouse?
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Do you happen to have any more information as to what beers were included in that Samuels Adams beer flight from the Yachtsman Steakhouse?
Boston lager, Octoberfest and Boston brick red - the full drinks menu is on the wdw website if you go to make a reservation at the steakhouse.

DH enjoyed them.
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Day 13 - EOS for Breakfast, Pepper Market for lunch, and Olivia's for Dinner

This was our last full day at WDW. We had a reservation for perfectly princess tea party at the Grand Floridian but I had called the night before and moved it to our very last day as I was worried DD would be sick and not be able to go.

Thankfully DD seemed fine today.

We went to Earl of Sandwich at DTD for breakfast. Our first time trying breakfast there. DH had a breakfast sandwich with egg. I had a BLT and they made DD a plain ham one so she was happy. The breakfast sandwiches are smaller than the regular sandwiches.



We got orange juice and coffee to drink. The coffee was good – not the usual counter service coffee. DD got 2% fat milk. DH got a filled brownie, DD had a cup of grapes and me a cup of fruit.



We all enjoyed this breakfast and will be back. It opens at 8.30am so before WPE.

DH was pleased they had HP sauce. He said it wasn’t quite the same as UK but still good on a breakfast butty.

Cost 3 cs credits.

We spent some time in the pool then shopping. DH and DD went off and did some more shopping whilst I had a pedicure. When they collected me DD was so excited. They had been to McDonalds (or old macdonalds as she calls it) and she had a happy meal. According to DD it was just like England! The happy meal came in a plastic Halloween pail that she spent ages decorating.

DH and I went to pepper market at Coronado springs. It was a late lunch, 2.30 ish so it was quiet. The lady on the podium and the server both explained how it worked. We were given a card each and a menu. A server took our orders- 2 cokes. I went to the grill and ordered the quesadillas and a burrito. The chef stamped our cards then I went back a few minutes later to collect the food. It was fresh and hot. We both enjoyed it.






For dessert we chose 2 bowls of ice cream. The cakes in the bakery did look good but we were too full.



The server was really sweet and brought DD a juice and some Oreos. I did explain that DD had just eaten at MCdonalds (I wonder if she thought we were being horrible not feeding DD!)

The card said a 10% service charge will be added but at the till the cashier said DDP was exempt so we paid 2 cs credits and I left a tip on the table for server.

Dinner was at Olivia’s at our resort OKW.





I had not made an adr, but they were able to seat us straight away. This was an extra meal as a result of having extra credits due to the coral reef fiasco. Another English mum I chatted to at the pool was saying it was nice and they had eaten there a few times so we gave it a whirl.

The decor was nice but casual. DD coloured a picture and they put it on the wall which was a nice touch. The food though was our worst TS meal. I think we ordered badly. I would go again but for breakfast.



I had a strawberry milkshake as my DDP drink. Server was just about ok – never brought me water, didn’t chat at all. DH had coke.



I had the mahi mahi with marmalade glaze and mashed boniato. The fish was a frozen square filet in breadcrumbs. It tasted like a frozen value range filet with marmalade. There was just a scoop of what tasted like cold lumpy mash. The frisee was just a tiny bit.



DH’s steak was a very poor cut and tough. They did sub the sauce for the bbq as DH hates mushrooms. DD had pizza which she ate.

DH loved his key lime pie dessert and ate most of mine as well. It was more like lemon meringue pie but lime flavour than true key lime pie. We’ve been to the keys several times and had award winning real key lime pie. This wasn’t.



DD had the usual make your own ice cream sundae for the 100th time this trip.



Overall a big letdown.

Used our last 3 TS credits.
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Day 14 - Grand Floridian Cafe for Breakfast, HOB for lunch, EOS on the plane

We had a late night trying and failing to pack all our things and many purchases in our luggage. Then DH had to get up at 6am as he needed to dash to walmart to buy another suitcase!

We did eat a light breakfast in the room before checking out.

We then did the Virgin Airlines check in at DTD. The line was long and I was worried we would be late for our 10.30 adr but we made it in plenty of time.

I changed DD into her princess dress at the Grand Floridian and we went to the perfectly princess tea party.

See next posts for my review of the tea party.

DH was able to watch her go in and be scattered with petals and joined in at the end as she went around the lobby. For the in between bit he had steak and eggs at GF cafe whilst reading a newspaper on his ipad. It was very civilized. He said this was good, but the steak was too well cooked for his taste – as it was a thin cut he would have been better ordering one level down from usual.





Our final meal on Disney property was at House of Blues. Our first time there and only tried it due to the restaurant.com certificate. Think I paid $2 for a $25 dollar discount certificate. Terms were min $35 spend inc drinks and automatic 18% tip added.



DD had a pizza. This was huge and really good – thin crust. DH ate a lot of it. 2 or 3 small children could easily share.

I had the Elwood chicken sandwich with fries. The fries were very salty and stringy type fries which I wasn’t keen on. The sandwich was good. DH had a philly cheese steak sandwich with pasta salad. He enjoyed this. All of us had soda. Think we paid just over $20 including tip. Server was very happy to accept the coupon, no problem at all.



Dinner – before leaving for the airport I got us three Earl of sandwich sandwiches for the plane – an Italian, a holiday and a ham and three filled brownies - 1 vanilla and two peanut butter.

The plane food was inedible (grey chicken korma) so with great pleasure I got out the sandwiches. Cold, they were not a patch on the usual standard but a million percent better than the plane food!

The brownies in their plastic containers made it back to the UK beautifully and were eaten over the next couple of days. They are really rich but very tasty especially the peanut butter.





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Day 14 - Continued - Perfectly Princess Tea Party

This isn’t one of the well known character meals and when I was looking to make reservations, reviews were hard to find.









I took my daughter Anna on Friday 29th October 2010. The tea party takes place several times a week at the Garden View tea room at the Grand Floridian from 10.30 am – 12pm.

Reservations open 180 days out and must be made by telephone, not online. I reserved about 160 days out.

When I phoned, the cm tried to tell me nothing available. I couldn’t believe it was fully booked for the whole 14 days of our trip and asked her to try again – I don’t think she was familiar with it. Well she did and it was available.

Payment is made at time of booking. The cost was $250 for one adult and one child plus tax but including gratuity. I believe an extra child or adult can be added for extra cost. The event is very much geared up as a mom and daughter event.



I actually ended up moving our reservation from the Thursday to the Friday. My daughter wasn’t 100% and I wanted her to be for this. The cm on the phone was able to do this the evening before we were due to attend.

Due to the cost I’d thought alot about attending this event. My DD was age 4.9 years on this trip. But she is mature for her age and very tall (47 inches) – people often think she is 6. She loves dressing up and princess things and I don’t know when our next trip will be or how long this stage will last. I was worried if I left it a couple of years she would miss the magic of it. She started full time school the month before so this was also a treat to recognise how well she has done. With hindsight I think she was the perfect age for her to go.

As you will see from the pictures Anna was born without her left arm below her elbow. Alot of our Mom and daughter time is taken up with hospital and therapy appointments. I wanted to do something special on this trip that we or at least I would always remember.

My DD was so excited to attend this tea party. I’d bought her a dress to wear at the party before we left England, shown her clips on youtube and in the months leading up to we had talked alot about it. Did it live up to the hype? We both really enjoyed the tea party and it was definitely one of the highlights of the trip.

We got to the garden view tea room at 10.15am or so and checked in at the podium. We were not on the list! There was a spot but they wanted me to pay. The confusion was soon sorted out and a female manger came to see me to assure me we were paid in full.

DD was given a card saying princess Anna and all the moms and princesses stood waiting to be called.

My DH was able to stand next to the rope and video DD getting crowned and going in to the tea party and see her in the parade after. He ate breakfast at the GF cafe – steak and eggs much more his sort of thing.





Rosepetal introduced herself and called each girl in turn. She called Princess Anna and placed a crown on her head and another lady sprinked her with fresh rose petals.

There were 8 girls altogether. Most were in mom/daughter pairs. The table next to me had two sisters with their mom and grandma. One table had 3 adults including the only Dad, a daughter and two young boys. The boys did get a little impatient sitting and didn’t join in any of the activities. They were given bears not dolls.

We were taken to our table overlooking the garden. The chair was pulled out for DD and a doll was sitting there. She was hesitant to sit and afterwards she said to me but the doll was sitting there.







I’d brought two clips to hold the crown in place and was so glad I did. They were just the pink mickey clips you get in any gift shop but were perfect. Only a couple of the girl’s crowns stayed on. The crown was a pretty beaded circlet with ribbons tied to it but it had no combs.

About half the girls were dressed in princess dresses, a mix of princesses – I think they were all someone different. Only one girl had been to BBB before the party.

Anna loved the doll and was in awe of the whole thing. Fresh flowers were on the table, pink napkins, a little card saying Princess Anna of the Hollyhocks.
We were introduced to Baron Branch the pianist. He came to the table shortly after and spoke to DD and signed her autograph book.



Rose petal then told her story about who she was. The gist was she was a Rose who had been magically turned human.



The girls were told to put their napkins on their lap and a bracelet was folded into the napkin which surprised my DD. It was just a play quality bracelet – silver coloured with a plastic pink heart but DD wanted it put on straightaway.

We were brought tea. I was given a pot, cup and tea strainer. I was poured a cup and then the pot was put under a tea cosy. It was served without milk or lemon – i’ve never had tea without milk but it was very pleasant and hot – can’t stand lukewarm tea. I didn’t think to ask what blend it was.
DD was delighted with her apple juice in a tea pot.





Rose petal asked some princess questions and the older girls hands shot up. The two girls at the table next to us were maybe 8 and 9 and very enthusiastic. They were also very sweet to my DD telling her she had the prettiest dress (they were in park clothes-too old for dress up I guess)
I also remember having to put our hands up if we were in love and rose petal said she was in love with a purple tulip.

Food was served to us plated up. Anna got a plate with 3 heart shaped jelly sandwiches, 2 turkey and cheese on brown bread and some fruit. I had asked for no peanut butter when I booked – I think they should have been peanut butter and jelly. She ate half a sandwich – far too enthralled by what was going on!





On my plate there was a coronation chicken sandwich, salmon and cream cheese sandwich and egg sandwich. There were some crackers and cheese with herbs, a tartlet with stilton and some grapes and fruit. I enjoyed this and ate it all but it definitely would not suit a pickier eater. The food was obviously pre plated some time in advance – one cracker was soft from sitting on the cheese but the food did taste fresh.

Rose petal sang and told the story of Sleeping beauty with actions for the girls to copy. At one point she had them cradling their dolls. All the girls I could see joined in enthralled. Rosepetal did come around the room several times whilst she was singing, involving all the girls.









Rose petal asked about birthdays, 3 girls raised their hands and said their name and age and were wished happy birthday. There was a 5 yr old and two 7 year olds.

The cake we had seen at the entrance to the room was held up then taken to be cut and served to us with cream, a strawberry and strawberry coulis. The cake was lovely – really fresh sponge with strawberry filling. DD had one bite I fed her – too busy to eat!





One lovely little girl, who had a make a wish button, was chosen to help Rosepetal teach us some sign language – hail to the king, hail to the queen, hail to the princess Aurora! I keep hearing my DD singing this.

Rosepetal had all the girls come up and stand with her then Aurora arrived. The girls followed her around the room in a parade – waving and holding their dresses.

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Day 14 - Continued - Perfectly Princess Tea Party

The girls were then told to wait in their seats to see Aurora.

Just before Aurora came her Page spoke to DD then handed Aurora a fresh pink rose to give DD. It had a lovely scent. She spent a few minutes with each girl, posed for photos and signed autographs.







Aurora left after seeing each girl. She was probably there 15-20 minutes of the party.

Rosepetal came to each table and signed autographs – she asked for song requests and Baron Branch played mine from The Little Mermaid – kiss the girl which DD was excited about.



At the end they announced a parade through the lobby then up the main staircase of the Grand Floridian.

Take a bag as you now have an autograph book, camera, doll, doll’s wand and DD’s crown, place cards etc. I removed the doll’s shoes so Anna didn’t lose them carrying the doll.

Rosepetal hugged each girl goodbye at the door.





An employee from GF then lead all the girls around foyer with parents following like paparazzi taking pictures! My DH and a few other dads joined in.





The girls went up main staircase and had a photopass photo taken and a group photo. I was able to get these added to my photopass card at the photopass desk next to the gift shop after the party – I’d already prepaid the photopass cd for this trip.







The parade then went into the gift shop where each girl waited in line at a small desk. Another cm asked them the doll’s name and wrote a birth certificate. DD’s doll is called Rosie Sunshine.





They do sell clothes for the doll but they were further back – they weren’t so tacky to put them on the desk. The clothes cost $24.95-29.95 each. They also sell them at the toy store at DTD.

And that was the end of the party!


I’m glad we did it, I got some beautiful photos of DD and I will always remember it. I had a tear in my eye going in – I thought back to the day she was born and how worried we were about her and how far we have come.

I’d recommend it best for age 5-7. This seemed to be the main age of girls at the party. They need to be able to sit and listen for 1 hour and follow direction.

The older girls enjoyed it but for the younger ones you could see how magical it was. DD truely believes she had tea with a Rose who was magically turned into a human and the real sleeping beauty.

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Old 02-03-2011, 02:57 PM   #45
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Thanks for reading along.

I spent a lot of time reading all the reviews on here before making our adr's and choices and wanted to return the favour. Hope you enjoyed my first ever dining review.
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