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Old 03-22-2013, 03:30 PM   #361
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My votes are for:
Jiko
Garden Grill
T-rex
Columbia Harbour House

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Old 03-22-2013, 04:10 PM   #362
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YAY for an upset!!! I always seem to root for the underdogs in my basketball bracket (I usually don't do very well in the end, haha!)

Here are my picks for the next round:
Signature/Celebrity Chef
Kouzina

Character/Dinner Show
Garden Grill

Table Service
Coral Reef

Counter Service
Pizza Planet- We are big Toy Story fans!!!


Your last post was great! You hit it right on the nose! Sure Disney is expensive.... it's taken me countless hours of overtime to be able to save up for our FIRST family "Dream" vacation!! But I believe that it is so worth it. There is a YouTube video that I LOVE that starts off saying how the price of a Disney vacation keeps going up and up and asks if it is worth it or not.... it then goes on to show clips of their family during their trip and just how HAPPY they all are! So the answer is definitely "YES" it is worth it! (IMO)
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:55 PM   #363
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Those videos are amazing....no wonder Maddie was over the moon!

I totally agree with the sentiments you expressed about Disney. So many people tell me I'm crazy to "give Disney so much of your hard earned money", but they don't understand that what I get back from Disney...and that includes the DIS...is worth more than I could ever afford to pay. I used to try to explain it, but I've finally stopped. If they don't get it, they don't get it; and I can't make them get it. So, I just smile a secret smile and hope that something in their lives makes them as happy as Disney makes me!

Finally, I'm sooooo far behind in the ADR game! I missed out on the last round, but here goes for this one...

Kouzzina
Garden Grill
Coral Reef
Columbia Harbor House
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:20 PM   #364
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Oh you are really making me question the decision to skip it this trip! You are absolutely right that this age will pass too quickly. I wonder if she'd still love it next year? I just don't know where we'd fit it this year.
Oh, I'm sure Maddie will love the Perfectly Princess Tea Party just as much next year! I'm just never sure that we'll have a 'next year' trip. So, I've tried to be sure to capture all the princess moments as possible!

Whatever you decide, Maddie will enjoy!

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Old 03-22-2013, 07:27 PM   #365
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Oh, those videos are WONDERFUL! I know what you mean about worrying it might be the last year of magic...I worry about when that moment will come for my girls, especially Julia. I do everything I can to preserve it! How nice of someone to think of you on their own vacation. The DIS is THE BEST! We make good friends here...let the meanies stay in their own corner.

You know, YOU are a great friend, too, making dresses for people when you absolutely don't have to. So THANK YOU for that!

And now on to the voting.

Signature/Celebrity Chef

Jiko all the way. I haven't been to either, but I've heard a million wonderful reviews of Jiko and pretty much none about Kouzzina.


Character/Dinner Show

Tough call! Hmmm...gonna go with Garden Grill only due to the fact that it's in our favorite Epcot pavilion.


Table Service

What, are you trying to fry my brain here!?!?! Gosh! I guess I'll go with Coral Reef due to the fact that my girls love a good aquarium...BUT, I'd include a follow-up trip to the Build-a-Dino.


Counter Service

Columbia Harbour House. It was our first WDW restaurant and still a clear favorite!
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:32 PM   #366
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Thank you for that post Shannon. I agree with it all. I've never lost sight of the fact that Disney is a business, but I've found myself getting upset with people talking about it negatively, and always feel the need to defend my beloved Disney. I've had countless trips filled with complete joy and I don't think there really is anything that Disney could do to really make me angry...probably not even frustrate me really. One other poster put up the YouTube video about is it really worth it, and I would say a hundred times over, YES!

Anyway, those videos are so wonderful. I teared up watching them because I can only imagine how it felt for you to watch Maddie watching them, with her eyes lighting up!

Here are my votes for this round:

Jiko (probably wouldn't go to either, but this would be the one I chose if I had to choose)

Garden Grill

T-Rex (sounds like a lot of fun)

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Old 03-22-2013, 10:52 PM   #367
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My Tournament of Food votes:

Jiko
Mickeys Backyard BBQ
Coral Reef
Columbia Harbor House

Although we've never actually eaten at any of these , one day I hope to have eaten at all of them! Perfect reasons to keep going back. We ALMOST booked Coral Reef for our next trip but DBF voted for Teppan Edo instead.

Your last post is incredibly amazing. Seriously. Of course Disney is a business, what isn't these days. Will we all be happy with every decision they make every single time? Of course not. There's so many different people in this world, that if you wanted to please everyone, you'd have to hide in a hole and never do anything.

I adore Disney for being a place where kids get to experience a world of magic and innocence when the real world keeps pushing them to grow up at younger and younger ages. And for allowing me to escape to that world for spurts of time since I'm a grown-up stuck in this world. A lot of people don't get that, so I retreat here where I found there are others like me!

Your points about the arguing on the Disboards are so true. This is why I lurk around here more than I post! I have enough things to argue about during the day, Disney is my happy place.

Omg how sweet are those videos! Katt is so awesome for doing that. I really hope she gets to work at WDW soon because she's the perfect kind of person for the job!

Thank you for letting me end my day on a happy note!
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:29 PM   #368
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That's so sweet of Katt to do that for Maddie! Some parts of the Disboards are not so nice, but I've met so many great people through the TRs and PTRs!

I agree, LilAnn's DD is such a gorgeous little girl. She looks positively awesome in that Jessie dress.

My votes for this week:

Kouzzina - I loved our breakfast there this past trip.
Garden Grill - I've read good reviews
Coral Reef - Again, it's because of a good experience there. I love the concept, and the dessert!
Pizza Planet - Yes, I know the food is pretty standard there, but what kid doesn't love to eat in the same restaurant as in the movie? Plus, I'm not a fan of the menu at CHH.
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:48 PM   #369
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Omg how sweet are those videos! Katt is so awesome for doing that. I really hope she gets to work at WDW soon because she's the perfect kind of person for the job!

Thank you for letting me end my day on a happy note!
THIS!!!
THIS!! Is why I do things like get videos for Maddie! Because of all the amazing people on here, and how supportive and friendly and just plain awesome they all are. I know there are people who's TR's I follow along with so well and they probably don't even really know me at first, even though they're Dis legends, heck, I was fangirling meeting Jess!

This disboards have really brought together so many people that have a love for Disney, have a love for magic, being a kid again, we GET each other, we're the people who leave Magic Kingdom weeping because of wishes and all the pixie dust that happens throughout the day. The dis has made me realize that there really are always going to be magic living people out in the world, people that understand why I go to do Disney as much as I do, because there's certainly only two people I actually know who "got" the magic that live near me.

I will always do my best to go above and beyond to get messages to the little princesses back home, I was going to do my darndest do get a message from Periwinkle to Maddie, but we missed her by a week. I will do these things because you guys are all wonderful and amazing and deserve every ounce of magic that comes your way. You guys support my dreams, and my goals and you wish as much as I do that they'll come true. I didn't realize that until I was in LS in Sept and a woman came up to me and was all "you're katt! FOTLK bird girl! We saw the show the other day, and I was all Thats Katt's job!"

When people are being amazing enough to say things like that to me, and really truly believe and encourage, the least I can do is a little hello from the princesses! Now here's hoping the next video will be an *extra* special one where I'm lucky enough to be the princesses "friend"



You're all so wonderful!

P.S. I'm not proofreading that before posting, so sorry if it's rambley.....

p.p.s. I will more than gladly be the "fairy godmailer" for any other families out there that are wondering if they can get a special hello, a post card, a "hey, surprise you're going to Disney World again" kinda thing. I like to spread the magic!
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:49 AM   #370
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My votes for this week are for...

1. Jiko (Kouzzina honestly does not appeal to me... AT ALL.)

2. Garden Grill (I haven't done the Backyard BBQ but Garden Grill was my second favorite meal of our trip!)

3. T-Rex (I've been to both, but honestly didn't care for Coral Reef much at all. Then again, I'm not much of a seafood person and really only wanted to go there because they went there on Full House and Boy Meets World, what can I say? )

4. Pizza Planet! (Haven't tried CHH but again, not really a seafood fan. Love Pizza Planet!)

I am in total and complete agreement with EVERYTHING you just said. I don't understand the negativity involved in, well, MOST of the parts of the DIS that aren't the TR/PTR board. You really just hit the nail on the head with every word you said, so therefore I want to say thank YOU! That was such an amazingly sweet thing for Katt to do for Maddie. Awesome. And LilAnn's daughter looks absolutely precious, as usual! You did such a wonderful job with that outfit.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:18 PM   #371
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Aww man! I missed last week!! I don't think I missed for the ADR game though?! So for the 3 ADRs I pick
Hollywood and Vine for Breakfast
50's PT for lunch
Mama Melsrose for dinner

And for round 3:
Jiko because every dining report and updates on the live food thread from there are AMAZING!
Garden Grill, I like that it moves and I love Epcot
Coral Reef
Pizza Planet, this was tough because I think the food is better at CHH but Pizza Planet is just cool and we literally just showed DD the Toy story movie for the first time and I love it!

Love the doll dresses and the Jessie outfit looks adorable!
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I totally agree about your feelings on Disney! Couldn't have said it better!
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:08 PM   #372
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Here are my votes, although I don't have any experience with them at all!

Jiko -- I swoon over this every time I see reviews. I love Greek though and would probably really enjoy Kouzzina too.

2. Backyard BBQ -- seems fun for the little ones.

3. Coral Reef -- next time I go I really want to eat here.

4. Columbia Harbor House -- also on my list of places to eat next time we go.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:00 PM   #373
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THIS!!!
THIS!! Is why I do things like get videos for Maddie! Because of all the amazing people on here, and how supportive and friendly and just plain awesome they all are. I know there are people who's TR's I follow along with so well and they probably don't even really know me at first, even though they're Dis legends, heck, I was fangirling meeting Jess!

This disboards have really brought together so many people that have a love for Disney, have a love for magic, being a kid again, we GET each other, we're the people who leave Magic Kingdom weeping because of wishes and all the pixie dust that happens throughout the day. The dis has made me realize that there really are always going to be magic living people out in the world, people that understand why I go to do Disney as much as I do, because there's certainly only two people I actually know who "got" the magic that live near me.

I will always do my best to go above and beyond to get messages to the little princesses back home, I was going to do my darndest do get a message from Periwinkle to Maddie, but we missed her by a week. I will do these things because you guys are all wonderful and amazing and deserve every ounce of magic that comes your way. You guys support my dreams, and my goals and you wish as much as I do that they'll come true. I didn't realize that until I was in LS in Sept and a woman came up to me and was all "you're katt! FOTLK bird girl! We saw the show the other day, and I was all Thats Katt's job!"

When people are being amazing enough to say things like that to me, and really truly believe and encourage, the least I can do is a little hello from the princesses! Now here's hoping the next video will be an *extra* special one where I'm lucky enough to be the princesses "friend"



You're all so wonderful!

P.S. I'm not proofreading that before posting, so sorry if it's rambley.....

p.p.s. I will more than gladly be the "fairy godmailer" for any other families out there that are wondering if they can get a special hello, a post card, a "hey, surprise you're going to Disney World again" kinda thing. I like to spread the magic!
Katt, you are amazing! Those video's were awesome! Shanon, I've been gone awhile and thought I would check in to see how things are going. BIG mistake. You have me want to change our December DL trip back to DW. I can't wait to read your TR during peak season. It just scares me that time of year.
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:43 AM   #374
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I'll go with Jiko, Garden Grill, Coral Reef, and CHH.

Disney really is a special place - it is impossible for every person to be 100% thrilled with every decision the company makes, but really, where else is there so much fun and magic??

Those videos from Katt are the sweetest thing, Maddie must have been over the moon seeing those!!!
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THIS!!!
THIS!! Is why I do things like get videos for Maddie! Because of all the amazing people on here, and how supportive and friendly and just plain awesome they all are. I know there are people who's TR's I follow along with so well and they probably don't even really know me at first, even though they're Dis legends, heck, I was fangirling meeting Jess!

This disboards have really brought together so many people that have a love for Disney, have a love for magic, being a kid again, we GET each other, we're the people who leave Magic Kingdom weeping because of wishes and all the pixie dust that happens throughout the day. The dis has made me realize that there really are always going to be magic living people out in the world, people that understand why I go to do Disney as much as I do, because there's certainly only two people I actually know who "got" the magic that live near me.

I will always do my best to go above and beyond to get messages to the little princesses back home, I was going to do my darndest do get a message from Periwinkle to Maddie, but we missed her by a week. I will do these things because you guys are all wonderful and amazing and deserve every ounce of magic that comes your way. You guys support my dreams, and my goals and you wish as much as I do that they'll come true. I didn't realize that until I was in LS in Sept and a woman came up to me and was all "you're katt! FOTLK bird girl! We saw the show the other day, and I was all Thats Katt's job!"

When people are being amazing enough to say things like that to me, and really truly believe and encourage, the least I can do is a little hello from the princesses! Now here's hoping the next video will be an *extra* special one where I'm lucky enough to be the princesses "friend"



You're all so wonderful!

P.S. I'm not proofreading that before posting, so sorry if it's rambley.....

p.p.s. I will more than gladly be the "fairy godmailer" for any other families out there that are wondering if they can get a special hello, a post card, a "hey, surprise you're going to Disney World again" kinda thing. I like to spread the magic!
Love this cause its so true! So glad I discovered the Disboards community!
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