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Old 05-25-2012, 01:38 PM   #16
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Great start! Just added the white elephant cupcake to my list of "must try" for our next trip
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:34 PM   #17
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Great start! Just added the white elephant cupcake to my list of "must try" for our next trip
Welcome! you'll be glad when you try it!!!
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:37 PM   #18
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We headed over toward the Tusker House for our lunch reservation. When we made the reservations at 180 days prior, if you ate before a certain time, you would get preferred seating to the Finding Nemo show. Win, win so we did it. Had never been here before and not a “must try place”, just something new.







We arrived and had about a ½ hour wait. Donald is seen outside before you go into eat. Photo opportunities are available for everyone while waiting.



Once inside we were seated and our server was soon at our table. Very nice and the best part of our experience. When we asked about the preferred seating for the show, we were told in January they had done away with that and now it was a charterer dining location. Rats! So on to the meal:
Buffet style, several stations and good selection, not great but good. Food was slightly different in the selection but that was expected.



You can see the complete Dis boards information here: http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/dinin...taurant.ID=267

Price: $35.99 per adult x 5=$179.95 (no tax or tip)

Location was clean but we did feel like the tables were very close together and crowded. Nice atmosphere. Not our favorite location to head back to. Our family gave it a 5 out of 10.

We did get to see Mickey,



Minnie(no photo) and Goofy,



The boys each got an ice cream cone that I didn't get a photo of which was $3.50 each so our total is $197.72 for day one so far.

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Old 05-25-2012, 02:55 PM   #19
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Tusker House looks so neat inside....I'll have to put that on the list for next trip with DS. Not enough time this July
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:01 PM   #20
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I love the Tusker House, we usually do lunch as well. For some reason I just really love it, and it has something for all of us! We have never seen characters at lunch, though! Is that new?
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Tusker House looks so neat inside....I'll have to put that on the list for next trip with DS. Not enough time this July
If you want to see Mickey and Friends it was a good time, but we won't be doing it again anytime soon.

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I love the Tusker House, we usually do lunch as well. For some reason I just really love it, and it has something for all of us! We have never seen characters at lunch, though! Is that new?
I think I'm finding I'm not a buffet person anymore. It was okay but not on my favorite list by any means. Net decor though!
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Old 05-28-2012, 02:20 PM   #22
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Next we were off to DTD for dinner, meeting my Aunt and Uncle at Cookes of Dublin. They are a non-Disney owned restaurant that is now accepting the dining plan.



Full menu can be found here:

http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/dinin...taurant.ID=391

I wanted to get the scallops but they were out so I ordered the fish along with everyone else except DD who got chicken. The part that sold us on this place for dinner was the deep fried candy bars! OMG YUMMY!!! However, don't get excited yet. When I ordered them the cashier pointed to a sign that said, only cookies or ice cream are given on the DDP. I questioned the policy because those items were the exact same price of the candy bar.
She said they are not owned by Disney and can make the rules. Very rude! Already upset about no scallops at 5pm on a Saturday and no candy bar... I nicely said "I can tell your not owned by Disney, I'll take a cookie." My Aunt surprised my DD and bought her the candy bar. We really didn't need it and the cookie but it was so sweet of her!!!

The food was very good and I would eat here again for sure, however the service was not as nice as they could have been.

The One on One, Fish and Chips:


Battered Chicken and deep fried candy bar:



Total for dinner: $71.25 for 5 ( CS=No tip required )

Total bill for day one=$268.97
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Great reviews so far! Thanks for sharing!
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She said they are not owned by Disney and can make the rules.
Wow! How very rude. That just doesn't make any sense at all. I'm glad we are not on the dining plan, I had heard lots of places make comments like this. It just seems too confusing to keep track of what you can have and what you can't have.

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I nicely said "I can tell your not owned by Disney, I'll take a cookie."
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The food at Cookes of Dublin looks fantastic! I think I'm really sold on trying it next time. It's a shame you had such rude service though.
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The D'oh Bar is my single fav WDW treat! LOVE IT!
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The White Elephant cupcakes look very yummy! Finding it hysterical that you pointed out to the not so magical Cookes employee that it was obvious they are NOT Disney owned
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The D'oh Bar is my single fav WDW treat! LOVE IT!
You have a favorite! There are way too many for me to choose from!!

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The White Elephant cupcakes look very yummy! Finding it hysterical that you pointed out to the not so magical Cookes employee that it was obvious they are NOT Disney owned
Every sugaraholic should eat the cupcakes at WDW!!! So YUMMY!!!
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:25 AM   #29
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New day, so off to MK for us and lunch at a CS favorite:



The main page can be found here:

http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/dinin...taurant.ID=152

We all wanted different food so it worked well. One huge plus for us this time was they had alot of staff and they were not allowing people to go into the main room to hold tables. The main dining room as broke down into zones, and staff were watching their wareas very well. As people left, tables were cleaned quickly and they staff member would hold up a flag to let the staff member at the door know a table was available. They would then direct people to a table. Worked very well!

DD got a:

Turkey Sandwich - Served with your choice of apple slices, french fries or cucumber salad - $9.39



The guys got:

Angus Bacon Cheeseburger - Served with apple slices, french fries or cucumber salad - $9.19



and I got a:

Half Rotisserie Chicken - Served with mashed potatoes and a seasonal vegetable. - $9.69



For dessert:

Triple Chocolate Cake - $3.59



They have taken the chicken and ribs off the lunch menu so it you are using a CS, it's a better value to go for dinner. It's alot of food and cn easily be split. Everyone really like their meal, restaurant was clean and a from us!

Total for CS lunch~~$79.05 for 5
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As I was scrolling, I had to stop and look at your bracelet...even though it's not the focal point, so a bit blurry. I love the colors. Those are my faves! I need more color on mine. The only murano glass one I have is the Mickey so it's blue.
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