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Old 08-24-2011, 01:16 PM   #1
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Two first timers take on free dining...was it a success? 13-27 Sept 2011- Complete...

Hi everyone! Welcome to my first ever dining review. I have read so many reviews and gained a lot of insightful information from these boards which helped with making my ADRs that I thought it was only fair to share my opinions of Disney food with all of you.

So, who will be the people tasting the food. First, there is me Tenzeela, better known as Tanz. I’m 29 and have a very sweet tooth! I am looking forward to trying all the desserts and cupcakes on offer.

Coming with me is my partner of 5 years Zaheer, who could happily skip desserts. He does however love his meat and Disney have already been very helpful in accommodating with getting Halal meat for our ADRs – meat that has been prepared a certain way.

Here is a pic of the two of us though it is from a while back. I will replace it with an updated photo after our trip.



So now you know who’s coming I guess I should share our dining plans! We will be staying at Pop Century so there will be a lot of reviews of Everything Pop! Feel free to let me know what you think...

Departure day/aeroplane food

09/13/2011 - Dinner at Pop/WPE

09/14/2011
Breakfast – Pop
Lunch – Restaurantosaurus
Dinner – California Grill
Snacks – Fruit cup (replaced with ice cream cookie sandwich) and Jalapeρo Cheese Pretzel

09/15/2011
B – Main Street Bakery
L – CHH
D – Kona Cafe

09/16/2011
B – Pop
L – Sunshine Seasons
D – Les Chefs de France
Snacks – Karamelle Kuche – can’t wait to visit this place!!

09/17/2011
B – Pop
L – Starring Rolls – cupcakes galore!!
D – 50s PTC – am looking forward to getting a good server and having some fun and games!

09/18/2011
B – Pop
L – WPE
D – CS at MK/Pop

09/19/2011
B – Pop
D – Boma

09/20/2011
B/L - Sunshine Seasons
D – Akershus
Snacks - Karamelle Kuche!

09/21/2011
B – 1900 Park Fare
D – Tangierine Cafe/Yorkshire County Chips

09/22/2011
B – Pop
L – DTD/DHS
D – Captain’s Grille

09/23/2011
B – Pop
D – CS at MK

09/24/2011
B – Tusker House
D - EoS

09/25/2011
B – POFQ beignets (changed to fruit bowl from EoS)
L – Mexico/Beaches and Cream
D – Sanaa
Snacks - France bakery

09/26/2011
B – Crystal Palace
D – Artist Point
Snack – MK bakery

09/27/2011 (Epcot/leaving day)
No plans for today – may eat breakfast at Sunshine Seasons and have one last meal at Pop before leaving.

Final thoughts/favourites!

There you have it – will we stick to all the above plans? I’m not sure if I will be able to move after putting all the above food away!! What are your opinions of the above places? Like I said I have read many reviews on here but if you have a personal like/dislike out of the above please let me know. Also, if you would recommend any dishes (esp desserts) that I should try do share details

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Old 08-24-2011, 02:35 PM   #2
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I'm here...and can't wait to see what you think of your meals.

I'll have to check in our first morning at AKL because you are dining at Captain's Grill the day we fly to Florida and we've never been.
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Old 08-24-2011, 04:25 PM   #3
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I'm here! I'm excited to hear about your dining experiences.
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:59 PM   #4
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subbing already. Can't wait to read your reviews!
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:32 PM   #5
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Oooh lots of good ADRs!! Can't wait for them to start!
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:23 PM   #6
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I'm here...and can't wait to see what you think of your meals.

I'll have to check in our first morning at AKL because you are dining at Captain's Grill the day we fly to Florida and we've never been.
Kathy! Thanks for joining in! I can't wait for all the food and gluttony on our trip!

I wasn't thinking of doing live reviews but will try and check in to let you know what we thought of Captain's Grille - the reviews I've read on here have all been good. Hope you enjoy it!


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Yay, Danielle! Thanks for coming over! I will be taking lots of pictures of cupcakes for us to drool over!

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subbing already. Can't wait to read your reviews!
Hi Shannon! and thanks for subbing! I can't wait to share my reviews after stuffing myself silly with food!

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thanks for joining! I can't wait to try all our ADRs!

I see you only have a week to go until your trip! How exciting! I'm going to head over to your pre-dining report and check it out!
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I wasn't thinking of doing live reviews but will try and check in to let you know what we thought of Captain's Grille - the reviews I've read on here have all been good. Hope you enjoy it!



I swear I have had NOTHING but brain farts on the DIS all day. Of course you won't have written your review as of yet. Perhaps if you have time AND DO NOT GO OUT OF YOUR WAY, you can send me a PM on here and let me know what you thought. I'm sure we'll love it.
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I swear I have had NOTHING but brain farts on the DIS all day. Of course you won't have written your review as of yet. Perhaps if you have time AND DO NOT GO OUT OF YOUR WAY, you can send me a PM on here and let me know what you thought. I'm sure we'll love it.
Lol don't worry about it! I have made enough brain farts (btw I love the wording! ) on these boards! I will definitely send you a PM (if I have internet access or can get free wifi somewhere) to let you know our thoughts. I'm sure you will love it as well.
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Yay, can't wait to hear all about your meals and snacks! I'm subscribing too
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Chaitali thanks for subscribing! Can't wait to share what we thought of all the food we consumed
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:45 PM   #11
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I'm so in!! I'm just drooling thinking about all those restaurants!!!!

You've got a great list so far!! I just have to warn you that last time we were in the World, we ended up canceling a dinner because we were just so stuffed after eating so much every day!! It seems like you've got it planned out nicely though so that might not happen! We were just about to explode!
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I'm in, can't wait to read your reviews! I'm thinking of doing a dining review as well, but I don't know if I can be bothered to keep track of every single thing we eat on our trip! It's hard enough taking notes for the TR!
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I'm so in!! I'm just drooling thinking about all those restaurants!!!!

You've got a great list so far!! I just have to warn you that last time we were in the World, we ended up canceling a dinner because we were just so stuffed after eating so much every day!! It seems like you've got it planned out nicely though so that might not happen! We were just about to explode!
Yay, Emma! Glad to have you following along! I know, when I was writing the list I was loving it but at the same time wondering how I was going to handle all that food!

I'm sure at some point we will be soo stuffed and our plans may change but at least we have the option of cancelling or just going overboard and stuffing ourselves silly (I like the second option! ) Just think though I was trying to add a Wishes Dessert Party in the mix as well - maybe it's a good thing we were not successful in that quest!

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I'm in, can't wait to read your reviews! I'm thinking of doing a dining review as well, but I don't know if I can be bothered to keep track of every single thing we eat on our trip! It's hard enough taking notes for the TR!
Yay, Jen! Thanks for joining in!

You should def consider doing a dining review - it'll be fun but I understand that it'll involve a lot of work. I don't think I know what I'm getting myself into! Think I will be okay on the keeping track part - just need to make sure I remember to take photos of things before they go into our mouths!
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Im in since you were so kind to me in my dining review!!

Have a great first time trip!!!
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