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Old 11-15-2011, 03:25 PM   #16
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Back at Jambo House, we changed into our swimsuits and went to the pool.

Sorry I didn't take any pictures of the pool itself. I only had my phone with me and it just didn't seem to do it justice. (In a later installment, I will have several pics of the pool area at Kidani Village. I remembered my camera that time!)

It was probably not ideal swimming weather (about 79 degrees, and the sun was going down), but it was still nice to get in the pool for a while. We spent much more time in one of the two hot tubs, though. That was heavenly Nearby, there was a fire lit, and people were roasting marshmallows. The fire smelled great!

After the hot tub, we went over to the Uzima Springs Pool Bar for a cocktail

DJ ordered a Rum Runner:


I couldn't decide what to have. The bartender told me what types of margaritas she could make, then recommended a Raspberry Mango one. Sounded good to me, so I ordered it.

YUM! Very tasty! And STRONG! I never expect mixed drinks, especially frozen ones, to be strong at all... but this one was. DJ tasted it and agreed.

It was getting late, and we needed to shower and change before heading to Epcot for dinner, so we went back to our room.


The bus from Jambo to Epcot took 14 minutes.

We took some Photopass shots, then walked onto Spaceship Earth. I hadn't been on since they made the changes a couple of years ago. I really liked it!

Here's our goofy pics from the end:






After that, I was STARVING. Seriously, it was probably 8:00, and we hadn't had an actual meal since breakfast! Since we were having a sit-down meal, we kinda ran past all of the Food & Wine kiosks (don't worry, we'll hit them in later installments!) and checked in to the restaurant.

Our title for this review? "A Hearty 'Meh'"

That's right, folks. Les Chefs de France was a HUGE let-down for us.

It took quite a while for us to get seated, first of all. It was very crowded. And it seemed even worse since I was about to eat one of my shoes, I was so hungry...

Finally at our table, we were brought a warm baguette. That was decent, but nothing special.

We both ordered from the Prix Fixe menu, and both started with the French Onion Soup.



This was the best part of the meal. Nice and hot, lots of cheesy, flavorful broth. Definitely a home-run.

Unfortunately, the entrees weren't even a single

DJ had salmon. I don't eat seafood, but holy cow, does this look like the blandest plate of food ever?! Is this a French restaurant or a hospital

He's the one who titled the review, "A hearty 'meh'", so you can imagine his response to this entree. It wasn't inedible or anything, but it was nothing to write home about. It was just 'meh'.

I had the braised short ribs with pasta, mushrooms, and pearl onion

Note that I didn't say pearl onions. I said pearl onion because there was one. One single pearl onion. That may have contributed to the lack of flavor in this dish. It was as if they'd never heard of salt, first of all, and the meat, while fork-tender, was pretty fatty. Just boring. Again, not inedible, but no sparks.

Oh, I should mention, we each had a glass of wine... and even they were not great. Tasted like they needed a LOT more time to breathe before being served.

Okay, so onto dessert. That's gotta be good, right?


I ordered the Profiteroles. The chocolate sauce was FANTASTIC. I could've eaten it with a spoon. The ice cream, also good. But the pastry was yuck. Chewy. Just not very enjoyable. I just ate the ice cream and chocolate sauce.


DJ ordered the vanilla creme brulee. Even that was bland! I couldn't believe it. Definitely not enough brulee and too much creme


I've searched my receipts, but can't seem to find this one. It would've been about $85 (without the lousy wine), but we were on DDP.

Oh, one highlight of this meal was that we could see Illuminations, at least partially, from the restaurant. Would've been even better had we been seated in the sunroom area.

Back at Jambo, we opened a bottle of African wine we'd purchased at The Mara the day before, and sat on the balcony.

And this is what we saw:


He stayed right in front of our balcony for quite a while, almost putting on a show or posing for us. It was awesome!

We tasted the wine, and it was so-so. And that's when DJ commented, "We have lots of good wine at home. But we don't have giraffes."

Indeed

Next up - Hollywood Studios! And JIKO!!!
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What a great day! We've done AK once in three trips to Disney, but we're going to give it another shot when we go back in March.

Looks like you had a wonderful afternoon back at the resort. Roasting marshmallows?!?! So cool. Sorry your dinner was a bust at Le Chefs. We had lunch there in 2010 and it garnered a big, fat, "meh" from us. The food was okay, but we're not in any rush to go back. I am totally in love with that photo of the giraffe from your balcony. It makes me so excited to stay in a Savannah View room!
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I am totally in love with that photo of the giraffe from your balcony. It makes me so excited to stay in a Savannah View room!
It was so worth it this time around. Our evenings (and some mornings) sitting on the balcony, watching the animals, were incredibly relaxing. It would be difficult to stay in a regular room on future trips.
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Before I begin on Day 3, I just remembered something from Day 2 I forgot to mention. We'd gone down to the shop in Jambo House in the hopes of finding coffee filters. No such luck. We were told they're replacing all the coffee makers in AKL and aren't selling coffee filters anymore (oh, how I hope this means there will be Keurigs in the rooms! That would be incredible!). Anyway, a lovely person who shall remain nameless managed to find us a little stack of coffee filters somewhere. We were thrilled! And supremely grateful for this little bit of pixie dust

Okay, on to Day 3...

I went down to The Mara while DJ got the coffee brewing

I brought a Mickey Waffle (yay, finally! First one of the trip!) with sausage back to our room.



We shared that, as well as the yogurt we had leftover from Day 1's dinner, and the cheese coffee cake and zebra domes leftover from Day 1's lunch. We couldn't finish the zebra domes. Delicious, but very rich. So they got thrown away after this meal.

After sitting on our balcony, having a nice and easy morning drinking our yummy Kenya AA coffee and watching the animals on the savanna, we got ready and heading over to Hollywood Studios.

I'm still having a hard time with that name. I have to make a conscious effort to not say MGM.

The bus to DHS took 10 minutes.

The first things I noticed? This, before the gates:


Christmas decorations! I was sooooo excited! I love Christmas to a nearly obsessive degree. The lights, the music, the feeling of good will... it just makes me crazy-happy. Similar to the feeling that Disney gives me, but somehow a little bit different.

Anyway, we worked our way into the park. It was a bit warmer on this day, and the park was pretty crowded. Not like summer-crowded, but just more crowded than MK, Epcot, and AKL had been the previous 2 days.

I'm a little bit fuzzy on the details of this day, but I think the first thing we did was go The Great Movie Ride. I know some people don't like this one, but it's a favorite of mine. DJ enjoyed it, too. Our CM was pretty good -- not monotone like some of them can be.

Next up was Star Tours. I was worried I would get a little nauseated, as I had on the previous version on this ride. DJ was excited -- when he went to Disneyland as a kid, he rode Star Tours repeatedly. It was his favorite.

We walked right on. I enjoyed it, and it didn't make me feel DJ was a little disappointed. He thinks it's tamer now than the old version... and I think I agree, though I can't be sure. I seem to remember getting tossed around more on the old version... but I could be wrong. It was a cool ride, anyway -- but just didn't live up to our memories, unfortunately.

I believe our next stop was lunch at Sci-Fi.

We checked in. The lobby was a bit crowded, of course, and we waited a bit to get "parked", but not too long. I was thrilled that we got the front seat of the car -- and very close to the screen! Best seats I've ever had there

DJ and I were both torn between the Reuben and the Smoked Turkey Sandwich, so we ordered both and shared them. We each asked for the condiments to be on the side (Thousand Island dressing, and Avocado Mayo, respectively). They both came to the table correctly.

The HUGE turkey sandwich:


And the Reuben:


Both were very tasty, but I think the turkey was better. The fries were nice and hot and crispy, too.

DJ had a cherry Coke, and I had the Glowing Character punch... because I'm five, apparently

The "punch" was just light lemonade with maybe some raspberry in it. It was way too sweet, so I kept mixing in water.

And here we are after we finished lunch:


This was a really great lunch. I'm so glad I added it at the last minute, even though it was OOP (cost about $45 with tax and tip). Everything was tasty, great atmosphere - 2 thumbs up

After lunch, we did a LOT of walking back and forth. We walked to Toy Story Midway Mania at least 4 times to see what the wait was (since the fastpasses were all gone since early in the day). It was always at least 60 minutes. I just don't have that kind of patience

We walked around the back streets that look like NY and SanFran. The Osbourne lights were up (some of them) but would not be lit until after we came home.

Moi


My honey


We watched The Muppets 3D movie, which DJ (surprisingly) thought was better than It's Tough to Be a Bug. I hope that with this new Muppet movie coming out, Disney gets some more/new Muppet things going on. I loved them as a kid -- and still do now.



Over to the other side of the park, we went to Tower of Terror. I knew I wasn't going on, but wanted to walk through the queue with DJ so I could see it. So cool. I'd never seen it before. The detail is amazing. I've always been a huge Twilight Zone fan, so this was pretty awesome for me.


I took the chicken exit -- or as the CM who escorted me out called it, "The Elevator of Shame" and waited for DJ where the ride lets out.

He liked it, and of course said it was really tame (my little thrill-seeker).

I believe after this, we got fastpasses for Rock 'n Roller Coaster, probably walked back to look longingly at TSMM, then back over to Anaheim Produce.

We got a pretzel and a Golden Margarita to share:

Mmmm! The margaritas at Disney have improved dramatically, IMO, since my previous trip in 2007.

This guy kept us company while we had our snack:


After this, we took what was left of our margarita and went over to the Disney Animation area and looked around. There were some character meet and greets going on, Sorcerer Mickey, Buzz Lightyear... and Winne the Pooh. I had to say hello to Pooh Bear, so we got in line. Those pics are on the Photopass CD, but it was great as usual. Pooh was making kissy sounds at me, kissed my hand -- very charming hahaha.

Happy and in pleasant mood from our yummy 'rita, we headed over to TSMM one more time. The wait still said 60 minutes, but we decided to wait it out. I was so anxious to try it after hearing so many good things.

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(continued...)

I took some pictures in the queue to pass the time...






As it turned out, it was only 32 minutes from the time we joined the queue until the time we got on the ride. What fun! It was a blast! If there wasn't such a wait, I definitely would've gone on again.

We went back over to RNRC and DJ went on (yeah, no coasters for me). I sat outside and took some pictures while I waited.





DJ liked the roller coaster portion of RNRC, but found the Aerosmith portion unbearable To say he's not a fan is an understatement. We couldn't stop laughing about it.

We were pressed for time and had to run in to Fantasmic! It was standing-room only by the time we got there. We grabbed a popcorn from a walking vendor and took our place in the back of the theater. Some people behind us - who had been expressly told where to go to stand because there were no seats left - tried to run from the standing room into the bleachers and were quickly hurried back to the standing room by CMs.

That was my first 'what is wrong with people?!' moment during the show. I adore Fantasmic! It really wasn't bad at all standing. I don't feel like we missed a thing. There was no one directly in front of us, so we had a great view.

My second 'what is wrong with people!?' moment came when there was about 5 - 8 minutes left in the show, and people started clearing out to beat the rush. I will never understand that. What's the point of going if you're not going to watch the whole show (or hockey game, or baseball game, etc)? I just don't get it.

But the worst part was that they were walking soooo slowly - then blocking my view - as they made their way out. My Brooklyn girl came out a couple of times and I strongly said 'keep moving!' to people slothing by in front of me. If you want to leave and miss the end of the show, that's your choice -- but I'm not gonna let your desire to get out of the amphitheater before the rest of the crowd to ruin my experience and enjoyment! It's common courtesy, isn't it? To walk briskly or at least crouch down if you're walking in someone's line of vision? Grrrrr...

Anyway, Fantasmic made me tear up, which I was a little surprised at. I've always loved it, but it moved me this time more than it had before. Yay

The queue for the next Fantasmic show was horrendous. Gigantic. And it was, when we passed by, at least 45 minutes before they'd let anyone in the theater. I can't do that. I would rather stand during the show for 20 minutes than stand in a massive line of people for an hour so I get a seat on a cold metal bench any day of the week.

We had no desire to join the crowd, zombie-walking their way out of the amphitheater, so we sat down on the standing room steps and finished our popcorn as the theater emptied.

Back on the main street, DJ took some pictures. There were some pretty Christmas decorations up










We had a dinner ADR at Jiko coming up soon, so we headed back to Jambo after that.

On the way out, the tree we saw on the way in was all lit up, so DJ took some pics. Very pretty, despite the one patch of lights that weren't lit:



The bus stop was a little crowded, but I guess people had been waiting a while because this older woman yelled to one of the security guards, "Excuse me! Sir! When is the bus coming?! This is stupid!". I wish I'd taped that. For some reason it struck us as hilarious. She was clearly more miserable than anyone should ever be at DisneyWorld. When the bus did come, and the driver was helping a woman with a scooter get situated, Yelling Lady stood there with a sourpuss, shaking her head back and forth... ugh!

Okay, this entry is long enough, I think And Jiko deserves not to be rushed through, so...

Coming up next -- Our amazing dinner at Jiko!
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Wow! What a jam-packed day at DHS. I'm too chicken to ride ToT, but I finally gave R-N-R a shot on this last trip and I liked it! Don't get me wrong, I HATED the launch, but it helped to count to three and knew it would be over, then I settled in and enjoyed the rest of the ride!

I walked through the ToT queue with DBF one time and you're right, it is an impressively detailed queue. The CM who escorted me to the chicken exit said as I got on the elevator "Are you sure this is the chicken elevator?" And laughed this evil laugh. I knew he was kidding but geez did it scare me for a second.
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I'm looking forward to this trip report (and I'll be going back to catch up in a minute). My husband is from Philly so he is even reading over my shoulder occasionally like you are going to do some regional secret handshake
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(day 3 continued)

We didn't have much time once we got back to our room. Just enough to change and freshen up before it was time to go to Jiko.

We walked down the stairs from the lobby and checked in. The hostess who escorted us to our table explained how the colors would change on the far wall during our meal.

Our table was right next to the glass wall, looking out on the little waterfall/stream thing. It was lovely. And that color-changing wall was lovely, too. Great atmosphere

Our server's name was Omar. He was fantastic. Very helpful with wine suggestions, food suggestions, explanations of menu items... everything!

We started with the Cheese Plate. Here is what it included:


And here's what it looked like:


These cheeses and the accompaniments (they were berry jam -- which I could've sucked up with a straw, it was so good, a piece of dark chocolate, another fruit thing, dates, and date toast) were delicious. And that's our bottle of 2008 Stark-Conde Syrah ($53) and yummy bread in the background. I don't care for curry, and could taste it in the butter, so I didn't eat that. But DJ loved it.

Now, there was really no question about which entrees we were going to get. Even DJ, who doesn't read obsessively (or anything for that matter) about Disney, instantly wanted that Filet with the sweet corn risotto.

I had read a million good things about the mac & cheese that used to come with the filet, so I asked our server if I could get that. He offered a side-order of it, so I could still taste the risotto. That was exactly what I wanted to hear


We both ordered our filets medium rare. Mine came out just a little too raw for my taste (DJ has no problem with rare meat, and I really think both of ours came out just a touch over rare). Omar took my filet back with no problem and when it came back, it was perfect The meat was so well-seasoned, so melt-in-your-mouth... just exactly how I like it. Like I said, perfect!

The mac & cheese side:

Very tasty, for sure. But the sweet corn risotto that came with the filet was also delicious. I'd say they were in a dead heat.

It was time for dessert, and we were pretty much stuffed... but we weren't going to pass it up, since we'd already paid for it.

We ordered lemon cheesecake -- which we asked for to-go before it even got to the table:
Here's the cheesecake, in the box:

We brought that back to our room.

...and the One Last Cup to eat at the table.

Oh my! One Last Cup is Tanzanian Chocolate and Kenya Coffee Mousse with cinnamon mascarpone, nutty chocolates and chocolate syrup. Wow... this was outstanding! Every part of it! Mmmmmmm!


Had to take a picture of this menu, since we were blown away by the cost of the Remy Martin Louis XIII


This was a wonderful meal. We were able to eat slowly and enjoy every course one at a time. Our wine glasses were refilled every time they needed to be. When we needed Omar, he was right there. When we didn't, he was invisible. He was perfect.

We were on DDP, so the cheese plate and obviously the wine were not included. Our total OOP (with tip) was $106.45. DDP took care of the rest ($115.56)

Worth. Every. Penny!

In my next installment, we experience the Food & Wine Festival, a change of dinner plans, and a change in temperature!

Thank you all so much for reading. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family, friends, and loved ones, and an excellent holiday weekend!
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Sorry for the long stretch between installments. The holidays are so busy, starting right from the night before Thanksgiving.

Anyway... on to DAY 4

We decided we would take it easy this morning. I woke before DJ, and went down to The Mara to get us some breakfast.

I got us the Bounty Platter to share. Eggs, potatoes, a biscuit, mini-Mickey waffle, sausage, and bacon. It was tasty.


We also nibbled on whatever dessert leftovers we had in the 'fridge.

I decided this would be a good time to do some laundry. It was free, so I couldn't pass it up! Plus I wanted to have as much of our clothes clean as possible before we packed up to move to Kidani Village. I believe the detergent was $1.25 - somewhere around that price.

In between laundry, we sat on our balcony and drank coffee, watching the animals. So very pleasant!

We finally got going in the early afternoon. Our goal today was FOOD & WINE!

Now I'm not 100% clear on all of the details of this part of the day, so here's a bunch of pictures of Food & Wine booth goodies

Lamb Chop from Australia. Holy cow, this was delicious!!!


Swedish Meatballs with Lingonberries from Sweden:


Pierogi and Kielbasa from Poland:


Ropa Vieja from the Caribbean:


Calamari Salad, and Linguica Sausage with Onions, Peppers, and Olives from Portugal:

I don't eat seafood, but DJ said the calamari was good. The sausage was HOT! Super-spicy! We happened to be standing by a group who was eating the same thing, and I couldn't help but laugh when the woman said, "I know -- it's them jalapenos!" when describing what made the sausage hot. Oh, and she did pronounce it "jah-la-pee-nose"

The Cheddar soup from Canada:


We had the Chimichurri steak from Argentina, as well, but I forgot to get a picture of that.

Our original plan was to have a very late lunch at Le Cellier, but with all the noshing at F&W, we cancelled it. It would've been to much food. Instead, I looked into what might be open for dinner.

It was Friday, so of course none of the more popular places had availability. I wanted DJ to see the Poly, so I hopped on an opening at Kona. Done!

Still at Epcot, we walked onto Journey Into Imagination and Nemo. Test Track single-rider line was a less than 10 minute wait, so I told DJ to go on himself. It wasn't that big a deal to me. He wasn't greatly impressed or anything, but glad he got to do it.

Oh, in addition to all the food, we definitely had a few beers as we walked around World Showcase Good stuff!

We took the monorail over to the Poly. The lobby was very busy, and there were about a zillion people waiting to eat at Ohana. Kona was pretty busy, too. We checked in and were given a buzzer, then walked around the lobby. I love the Poly, it's just so beautiful!

It felt like forever before we were seated. Maybe I was just hungry Anyway, as soon as we sat down, we ordered drinks.

DJ got a Lapu Lapu:


Mine was a Blue Glowtini or something. It was VERY strong! I had to ask for a glass of pineapple juice to weaken it.

I was so happy to get my glowing ice cube

Delicious Hawaiian bread and macadamia nut butter. That butter was SO GOOD!


We skipped apps and went right to entrees.

DJ got shrimp and scallops with sticky rice:

He said it was good, but he thought my entree was better.

Here's mine - Kona coffee-rubbed pork chop with mashed potatoes and broccolini. I believe it was supposed to come with mashed sweet potatoes, but I asked for regular.

This was AMAZING! The pork chop was tender and moist, the potatoes were perfectly seasoned. Mmmm, I wish I was eating this right now!

As stuffed as we were, we forced ourselves to get dessert We got the chocolate fondue, and the Kona Cone. Both were good, but that Kona Cone was pretty spectacular. Really good ice cream.




This was a great meal, and totally unplanned until a few hours before it happened. If I were to judge by this meal alone, I'd say Kona Cafe is highly underrated.

Our entrees and desserts, covered by DDP, came to $60.16. Our drinks and tip totalled 38.50. Well worth it!

After dinner, we walked outside so I could show DJ more of the Poly. As we got closer to the beach, I saw this off in the distance:


Seeing my reaction (and hearing me literally squeak in delight), DJ said, "And that's when Gigi exploded."

Even from that far away, and despite the fact that it was reallllllly cold, this was one of the best moments of our trip, in my opinion. Standing on the beach at the Poly with my , seeing Cinderella's Castle all lit up for Christmas for the very first time ever -- it was a dream come true!

Coming up next - we move from Jambo to Kidani, and head back to Epcot for more Food & Wine & shenanigans
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A Disney day that revolves around eating, my kind of day! Great report from F&W. Your Kona dinner looked yummy too! Coffee-rubbed pork, sounds delicious.

Can't wait to see your pics from Kidani.
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Oh my goodness, it's been forever since I updated my TR! I promise, another entry is coming, either tonight or tomorrow. I want to finish my TR before I forget too many details!
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