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Old 07-27-2011, 06:40 PM   #1
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Mom & Son Going Back! 10 days DxDDP! Complete 10/2 - LTT, GG & Cost Totals

Reviews started 9/9/11! Links in post #4!

Hello! We are just a under a month away from our arrival at Walt Disney World! I did my first dining review when DS and I took our Mom & Son trip in 2008. Went back with Dad for Christmas 2009 and then went on our first trip to Disneyland in July 2010. Here we are!



So I feel like it has been absolutely forever since we were in my Happy Place. Plus we all absolutely loved Disneyland and are hoping to go back next summer which means I won't be back to WDW until at least 2013! Also DS is 15. Not sure how many trips with just the fam he will be coming on. I am sorta thinking this may be the last trip to the World with just the 3 of us. Because of all this, this trip has taken on a whole new meaning for me. I want it to be just perfect. (No pressure, huh?)

A little background ... my first trip to WDW was in 1986. DH and I went in 1990 then back again for our honeymoon in 1991. We were able to go back again in 1993 & 1994 and then we had DS in 1996. Then things came apart a bit financially and we weren't able to take DS until 2004 after a 10 year gap. I fell even more in love with Disney thru DS's eyes and have become obsessed. I really felt that was a once in a lifetime trip but we have managed to pull off a trip each year since.

With regard to food, DS and I both became more adventurous during our '08 trip. He realized that he likes things with sauces and spice. I realized that new things wouldn't kill me! So now we are at a place that we both like to try new tastes and cuisines. We really don't eat much fish other than tilapia and no seafood except scallops once in a while. DS loves lamb although DH and I do not eat it so that is odd. Not sure how he learned that he likes it! DH will really eat just about anything but doesn't like spicy or adventurous food as much as DS and I. He big request this trip is the Yachtman for steak.

So ... on to the food. I was up bright and early on February 25th and made all of my planned reservations for the "perfect" trip. I was thrilled to get everything. Well, you know how you get an email whenever you make an ADR on line? I have saved all of my emails in a folder and I now have 248! Yes, 248! That is how many changes and tweaks I have made over the past 5 months. I now do feel that the trip is perfect!
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Mom & Son Head to Food & Wine - November 2012 ~ Mom & Son - One More Time with Dad! August 23rd - Sept 3rd 2012
Mom and Son Take on the Land! - July 2010 Trip Report
- Mom and Son Going Back -Another 10 days of Deluxe Dining 8/25 - 9/5/2011
Mom and Son Eat the World -11 days of Deluxe Dining ~Mom and Son Eat the World Part 2-With Dad this Time

Offsite 1987, 1988, 1990; Grand Floridian - 1991 (Honeymoon); Port Orleans French Quarter - 1993, 1994; Animal Kingdom Lodge - July 2004 (DS's First Trip); Wilderness Lodge - July 2005; Yacht Club - August 2006; Mom & Son Weekend @ Contemporary Resort - April 2007; Port Orleans Riverside - August 2007; Mom & Son Trip to POP - August 2008; Family trip to POP - December 2009; Disneyland's Paradise Pier Hotel - July 2010; Pop Century - August 2011; AKL/CSR/ASMo - August 2012; Mom & Son Food & Wine Trip to ASMu - November 2012; Mom & Son Trip to Art of Animation - March 2013; Mom & Son Trip to Caribbean Beach - August 2013; Disney Dining Diva Trip at Pop - December 2013

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Old 07-27-2011, 06:46 PM   #2
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As for the trip, my new job required that I take my two weeks vacation together. Unfortunately DH travels a ton for his job and just couldn't pull off two full weeks with us. So DS and I are taking an AMTRAK sleeper car to Fort Lauderdale on 8/20 to stay with my sister a few days. We used DH's reward points so we are traveling for free. All of our meals on the train are included so i will share those with you as well.

We will be at my sisters from Sunday, the 21st thru the morning of Thursday the 25th. Probably won't have any food porn from those days but you never know!

Next post I will lay our the Disney dining! I will also post the links in that post as I get the reviews done! We are all now fairly well trained. It is my intention to take a picture of absolutely everything we eat! Plenty of food porn ahead!
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- Mom and Son Going Back -Another 10 days of Deluxe Dining 8/25 - 9/5/2011
Mom and Son Eat the World -11 days of Deluxe Dining ~Mom and Son Eat the World Part 2-With Dad this Time

Offsite 1987, 1988, 1990; Grand Floridian - 1991 (Honeymoon); Port Orleans French Quarter - 1993, 1994; Animal Kingdom Lodge - July 2004 (DS's First Trip); Wilderness Lodge - July 2005; Yacht Club - August 2006; Mom & Son Weekend @ Contemporary Resort - April 2007; Port Orleans Riverside - August 2007; Mom & Son Trip to POP - August 2008; Family trip to POP - December 2009; Disneyland's Paradise Pier Hotel - July 2010; Pop Century - August 2011; AKL/CSR/ASMo - August 2012; Mom & Son Food & Wine Trip to ASMu - November 2012; Mom & Son Trip to Art of Animation - March 2013; Mom & Son Trip to Caribbean Beach - August 2013; Disney Dining Diva Trip at Pop - December 2013

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Amtrak Dining

Thursday, August 25th (just DS and I as DH's plane gets in later)

Wolfgang Puck's Express and Babycakes
Garden Grove at the Swan & a POP Food Court snack

Friday, August 26th

Writers Stop and Mama Melrose's
EPCOT Snacks and Rose & Crown

Saturday, August 27th

Main Street Bakery and Tony's Town Square
'Ohana

Sunday, August 28th

Via Napoli and Ghiaradellis
Artist Point

Monday, August 29th

Kona Cafe and Columbia Harbor House
La Hacienda de San Angel

Tuesday, August 30th

Kouzzina breakfast
Les Chefs de France
California Grill

Wednesday, August 31st

Yak & Yeti
Jiko

Thursday, September 1st

Breakfast at CRT and Lunch at Sanaa
Yachtman's Steakhouse

Friday, September 2nd

Eating around the World Showcase
Le Cellier

Saturday, September 3rd

50's Prime Time
Flying Fish

Sunday, September 4th

Liberty Tree Tavern, Garden Grill and the Dessert Pary

Monday, September 5th

Breakfast at 'Ohana (new for DH, DS's Fav) Ended up cancelling

Yes, a lot of food. And yes, some days with 3 meals. We don't plan to eat every course or even every bite. We upgraded to DxDDP because we love appetizers more than desserts and we really don't love CS. Would much rather have a nice air conditioned lunch. We have been so often that we don't have to see and do everything. We may end up feeling a slave to our ADRs but the dining is a huge part of the trip for us and I wanted to know that we could eat every where we wanted. If we cancel some, so be it. I don't expect to but you never know.

So there you have it. Hopefully the perfect food-filled trip to WDW.
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Mom and Son Take on the Land! - July 2010 Trip Report
- Mom and Son Going Back -Another 10 days of Deluxe Dining 8/25 - 9/5/2011
Mom and Son Eat the World -11 days of Deluxe Dining ~Mom and Son Eat the World Part 2-With Dad this Time

Offsite 1987, 1988, 1990; Grand Floridian - 1991 (Honeymoon); Port Orleans French Quarter - 1993, 1994; Animal Kingdom Lodge - July 2004 (DS's First Trip); Wilderness Lodge - July 2005; Yacht Club - August 2006; Mom & Son Weekend @ Contemporary Resort - April 2007; Port Orleans Riverside - August 2007; Mom & Son Trip to POP - August 2008; Family trip to POP - December 2009; Disneyland's Paradise Pier Hotel - July 2010; Pop Century - August 2011; AKL/CSR/ASMo - August 2012; Mom & Son Food & Wine Trip to ASMu - November 2012; Mom & Son Trip to Art of Animation - March 2013; Mom & Son Trip to Caribbean Beach - August 2013; Disney Dining Diva Trip at Pop - December 2013

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Old 07-27-2011, 07:04 PM   #5
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So...you are in NY but love the Red Soxs??? OK YOU ARE AWESOME!!!! Being a Boston Babe myself (now in FL) I am soooo a Sox girl

Hope you guys have an amazing trip and I cannot wait to drool all about it
Yep, right in the heart of Yankee country! Watching the Sox as I type this (4-3 over KC, what is up with John Lackey?!) We were at Fenway last Saturday night for Francona's 1000th win!

In fact, we went to Disneyland last year the week we did so we could see the Sox play Anaheim!

Thanks for joining in! I know I can't come close to your reports but I will try my best!
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Mom and Son Eat the World -11 days of Deluxe Dining ~Mom and Son Eat the World Part 2-With Dad this Time

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And of course there are a bajillion snack credits that will have to be used! We will use may for water as it will be hot, hot, hot! But I also have a list of snacks that we want to try:

In MK

Make your own ice cream sandwich (never had one)
Cream Cheese Pretzel (never had one)
Dole Whip ()

In DHS

Starring Rolls Cupcakes ()
Carrot Cake Cookie (never had one)
Iced Late (for DS, I don't do coffee)

In AK

Chai Freeze (never had)
White Elephant Cupcake (never had)

In EPCOT

Lefse and/or schoolbread in Norway ()
Napolean in Franch (never had)
Kaki Gori in Japan (never had!)
Anything from Karamelle Kuche

So what must haves are we missing?
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Can't wait for update.
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can't wait for your reviews to start next month. Remember one of your old reviews and really enjoyed it. That's a lot of food but we paid oop for dxdp last year for similar reasons.

Have an amazing trip.
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Thank you! I can't wait for the trip! 28 days from today!

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can't wait for your reviews to start next month. Remember one of your old reviews and really enjoyed it. That's a lot of food but we paid oop for dxdp last year for similar reasons.

Have an amazing trip.
Thank you for the kind words. I really enjoy doing the reviews. Helps relive the trip! I even made a photobook of all of our food pictures from our Mom & Son trip! It's fun to look back on!
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Mom and Son Eat the World -11 days of Deluxe Dining ~Mom and Son Eat the World Part 2-With Dad this Time

Offsite 1987, 1988, 1990; Grand Floridian - 1991 (Honeymoon); Port Orleans French Quarter - 1993, 1994; Animal Kingdom Lodge - July 2004 (DS's First Trip); Wilderness Lodge - July 2005; Yacht Club - August 2006; Mom & Son Weekend @ Contemporary Resort - April 2007; Port Orleans Riverside - August 2007; Mom & Son Trip to POP - August 2008; Family trip to POP - December 2009; Disneyland's Paradise Pier Hotel - July 2010; Pop Century - August 2011; AKL/CSR/ASMo - August 2012; Mom & Son Food & Wine Trip to ASMu - November 2012; Mom & Son Trip to Art of Animation - March 2013; Mom & Son Trip to Caribbean Beach - August 2013; Disney Dining Diva Trip at Pop - December 2013
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Looks like a great lineup. I like how you've even made a list of "must try" snacks. Can't wait to see your reviews.
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Looks like a great lineup. I like how you've even made a list of "must try" snacks. Can't wait to see your reviews.
Welcome! I realize every year that I forgot something so this year I am taking notes! We'll see how many we remember to try!
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Mom and Son Eat the World -11 days of Deluxe Dining ~Mom and Son Eat the World Part 2-With Dad this Time

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any friend of the BOSOX

is a friend of mine!!!! Subbing in to say hi and that DD and I will be at POP 8/29-9/5 also. I always have Lime Green Mickey Heads on my bag so please stop me if you see me. I am going down (besides the obvious WDW obsession) to move DD from her theater internship in Sarasota to Orlando. I hope, since she isn't coming HOME , that she'll be working at my "other" home. Apparently she is the "golden height" for character work (special consideration given to those 4'9" to 5" tall - Mickey, Minnie & Donald) and has done that at the local Six Flags so has experience. So, although its not her first choice, it would get her in the door and get me perks!!!!

Hope to meet you!!
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is a friend of mine!!!! Subbing in to say hi and that DD and I will be at POP 8/29-9/5 also. I always have Lime Green Mickey Heads on my bag so please stop me if you see me. I am going down (besides the obvious WDW obsession) to move DD from her theater internship in Sarasota to Orlando. I hope, since she isn't coming HOME , that she'll be working at my "other" home. Apparently she is the "golden height" for character work (special consideration given to those 4'9" to 5" tall - Mickey, Minnie & Donald) and has done that at the local Six Flags so has experience. So, although its not her first choice, it would get her in the door and get me perks!!!!

Hope to meet you!!
I will definitely look out for those Lime Green Mickey's! Best of luck to your daughter! And Go Sox!
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Mom and Son Eat the World -11 days of Deluxe Dining ~Mom and Son Eat the World Part 2-With Dad this Time

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bottom of the 3rd

2 on, no outs, Ellsbury at the plate!!

Editted to add, Jacoby singles to right, 2 runs score!!!
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WOW! What an awesome plan! I am just drooling looking over your plans!
Thanks for letting us come along!
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