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Old 12-15-2011, 08:00 PM   #31
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I am stopping by to say hello! Looking forward to the rest.
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:12 PM   #32
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Loving your reviews
Shame you breakfast at WCC was a little slow but the food sure looks yummy, especially those Mickey Waffles
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Old 12-16-2011, 06:14 AM   #34
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Shame you breakfast at WCC was a little slow but the food sure looks yummy, especially those Mickey Waffles
Yes, we were kinda bummed it was so slow. It really affected our park touring that day. We had Ohana booked for breakfast in April and I just cancelled it and got a dinner ressie for that day. We love a sit down breakfast, but during busy times, we are just better off grabbing a quick pastry and then hitting rope drop.

The Mickey waffles at WC were the best we ever had. I think it was because we were among the first customers there and we got the first cooked ones and they weren't sitting around.
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Old 12-16-2011, 06:54 PM   #39
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Lunch – Thursday, November 24, 2011 - Thanksgiving

We had decided to eat lunch at Captain Cooks at the Polynesian.











DH found a nice quiet space outside to sit while I got food for all of us.

View from our table







So DD got some kids nuggets



DS got a burger



And DH and I shared an Asian pulled pork sandwich.





This sandwich was really good. There was a lot of flavor and the veggies they put on it very very fresh. We really enjoyed it and would order it again.
And for dessert we got the famous dole whip – finally. This had been on my Disney “to do” list for a while now.



Did it live up to the hype ?? Yes … yes it did !! We went back for another !! So lite and yummy. Like pineapple sherbet. Sooo good !!



I remember this day being a beautiful day weather wise and we really enjoyed our quiet lunch at Captain Cooks.
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Nice reviews. And great photos.
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Old 12-17-2011, 07:49 AM   #41
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Nice reviews. And great photos.
Thanks so much for reading and stopping by !!

We got a new camera for this trip and I wish I were a better photographer, but DH says I don't wait long enough and draw the camera away from the subject too soon. Also, I have shaky hands and that doesn't help either. I found out our new camera has a food setting near the end of the trip. I am so using that setting when we go back in April !!
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Love the reviews, DH and I are going back to WDW Jan 4-11 and your reviews are getting me so excited!
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Love the reviews, DH and I are going back to WDW Jan 4-11 and your reviews are getting me so excited!
and thanks !! I bet you are so excited about your trip !! Coming up soon !! I always read TRs and Dining review before I go as well. It helps pass the time. Thanks for reading !!
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:31 PM   #44
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Thursday, November 24, 2011 - Thanksgving Dinner

Our ADR for dinner at the Garden Grill was for 7:05 PM - we went to check in at Garden Grill



This place was very crowded and even though we had a reservation, they told us the wait would be about 20 minutes. There were many people trying to get in without an ADR and they were told that the wait for them would be 2 hours. We waited exactly 20 minutes





And then we were seated. I just loved our booth. It was a half circle and it faced towards the outside of the restaurant, so you didn’t really see any other guests. So you kinda felt like you had the place to yourselves. And another cool thing about the restaurant ?? It rotates. A full revolution in an hour. So cool.

We sat down, ordered drinks and the characters started coming right away.

The kids with Dale







I should have set the camera on sports setting because the photos I got here were kind blurry because the kids and the characters were always moving and interacting. We got great character interaction here and the kids really enjoyed them.

The waiter brought out the salad



I liked it OK. It had too much dressing for me. But I like just a TINY bit of dressing, so for most people this would be fine.

Bread. Yeast rolls (yum) and Whole grain rolls (meh)



I ordered a Pinot Grigio.



Farmer Mickey !!



Chip !!





Pluto !!





We chose this restaurant on this day specifically for its menu which was an all you can eat Harvest Feast.

Family Style Platter (All You Care to Enjoy)

featuring:

Basket of Warm Breads with Maple Butter
Harvest-inspired Farmer's Salad
Char-grilled Filet of Beef with Red Wine Butter
Roasted All Natural Turkey Breast with Cranberry-Orange Relish
Sustainable Fish of the Day with a Sweet Tomato and Fennel Chutney
Garden Fresh Vegetables
Smashed Potatoes
Rice Pilaf




So a breakdown of this. Turkey, potatoes and stuffing – yum. Beef tenderloin cooked a perfect medium and veggies – yum. I liked this best. And then the Mahi-mahi. It was good, but not a s good as the other things. We REALLY enjoyed this meal - DH especially. What made it the most special for us was this was Thanksgiving Day and it was close to a Thanksgiving feast. And the best part ?? We didn’t have to cook …. Or clean up the dishes.

For the kids meal, DD got

Children's Entree Platter

Oven Roasted Chicken Drumstick
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Broccoli
Crispy Sweet Potato Sticks

Dessert: Mickey "Mousse" Cookies and Cream



She ate well here and DS was super jealous of her chicken leg so the waiter brought him some. We received excellent service here.
Some views.







There’s a hidden Mickey in the above photo. Can you find it ??
For dessert, they brought out some kid of berry cobbler which was VERY good.

Freshly Baked Harvest Fruit Crisp with Hand-Whipped Vanilla Bean Cream



DD got some Mickey Mousse. It was cookies and cream mousse with sprinkles and oreo cookies. She really enjoyed it.

For the Thanksgiving occasion, they also brought out pumpkin/sweet potato tarts



We enjoyed these as well. I would highly recommend the restaurant. We
really liked it !!
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:52 PM   #45
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Looks like Pluto swallowed your daughter's head. LOL
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