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Old 09-16-2011, 10:38 AM   #1
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Honeymoon Lovers and Seafood Lovers take on Disney Dining! - dining plan analysis

I'm so excited to be able to start my first dining review! So first, a bit about us...

I'm Becky, 23, and I'm currently a grad student studying library science. In terms of food, I used to be mostly a chicken gal til I met Jason, whose family does a lot of seafood. Now I'm a seafood lover, especially shrimp! I'm also a huge pasta lover, but I'm picky about sauces - I don't like Alfredo and sometimes don't like red sauce depending on how it's done.

My new husband is Jason, 22, and he's a software developer. He's also a seafood lover but enjoys everything, and likes to have some good steak once in awhile!

In these reviews you'll see lots of the seafood options, but there are lots dishes as well that we ordered!

We were married on Sept. 3rd, 2011, and left the next day to go to Disney for the honeymoon! We were there for eight nights. Here's a picture from the wedding:



We stayed at Port Orleans Riverside and were on the Disney Dining Plan (since we had gotten it for free), but we paid for a few meals out of pocket so we could do a table service every day including a few signatures. Here's the run down of where we ate:

Earl of Sandwich
Narcoossee's
Columbia Harbour House
Cinderella's Royal Table
Wishes Dessert Party
Sunshine Seasons
Coral Reef
1900 Park Fare
Boardwalk Bakery
Kouzzina
Pizza Planet
Sci-Fi Dine In
Yak and Yeti Local Foods Cafe (counter service)
T-REX
Chefs de France
World Showcase Snacks / Wine Walk
Akershus
Riverside Mill Food Court - lunch
Tony's Town Square
Riverside Mill Food Court - Breakfast
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:36 AM   #2
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We're going on our honeymoon in November/December, so I can't wait to hear about your experience!
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Old 09-16-2011, 08:19 PM   #4
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Congratulations! You two look so cute together. I hope you had tons of tasty food so you can share some great reviews with us
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Old 09-17-2011, 06:22 AM   #5
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SO excited to hear about your honeymoon Becky!!

You ate at a lot of places that are on my honeymoon plans so I am looking forward to hearing all about them!!

Ready when you are Mrs.!!!
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:43 PM   #6
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We're going on our honeymoon in November/December, so I can't wait to hear about your experience!
Congratulations!! I hope you have a great honeymoon trip, I know we did!

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You guys are so cute! Hope you had a great time and cannot wait to read all about it
Thank you!

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Congratulations! You two look so cute together. I hope you had tons of tasty food so you can share some great reviews with us
Thanks so much - we definitely had lots of great food!

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SO excited to hear about your honeymoon Becky!!

You ate at a lot of places that are on my honeymoon plans so I am looking forward to hearing all about them!!

Ready when you are Mrs.!!!
Yay! You'll have to let me know which places you're eating at too - we liked almost every place we went to so that's a good sign!
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Old 09-17-2011, 01:18 PM   #7
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Earl of Sandwich

We arrived at Disney around 1 o'clock, checked into Port Orleans Riverside, and decided to take the boat over to DTD! Because for our counter service meal today there was really no question for the two of us about where we would go... Earl of Sandwich!



Jason and I feel this is the best CS meal on property that we've tried. Their sandwiches are delicious. I really like their portion sizes, because they don't stuff you silly. We were on the DP but getting dessert with every meal really made me feel overly full.

For my meal I ordered the Caprese (Fresh Mozzarella, Roma Tomatoes, Fresh Basil & Drizzled Balsamic Vinaigrette). I've gotten this style of sandwich before at other places and I love it, so of course I had to try it here.



I gave it a 9 out of 10. The only reason why it lost a point was because it needed a little more of the sauce, and wasn't quite as good as my favorite place that I go to for a Caprese. It was still really tasty though.

Unfortunately I hadn't had good eating habits the past few days (due to nerves on the wedding day, I only had dinner the day before and no other meals), so my stomach couldn't handle too much food. I only ate about 2/3 of it and Jason finished the rest.

Jason ordered the Earl's Club (Roasted Turkey, Smoked Bacon, Aged Swiss, Lettuce, Roma Tomatoes & Sandwich Sauce):



He really, really enjoyed this, giving it a 9.5 out of 10. The only reason for the half point lost was because he said "there's always room for improvement." He doesn't like giving perfect scores.

For our dessert credits we had these:



I think Jason's was a strawberry shortcake cup, and mine was fresh fruit cup. I saved the fruit for an hour or two later, but I found it was really fresh and sweet.

Overall we give the Earl of Sandwich experience a strong 9.5 out of 10! A must do in DTD!

We used two CS credits, but here are the prices if anyone's interested:

Caprese - $5.99
Earl's Club - $5.99
Fruit Cup - $2.49
Strawberry shortcake cup - $2.49
I don't recall the exact prices of the sodas (when you use the DP they give you a receipt with everything listed as $0), but I would guess they were around $1.99 and we each got one

Total (not including tax): $20.94
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Old 09-17-2011, 03:05 PM   #8
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You two are so darn cute and young and happy and young and joyous and young...did I mention young??? So much time ahead!!

I wish you the best future. Take time for these trips to regenerate your love often!

Excited for your reviews!!!
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Well hello my dear friend. Welcome back, I am so excited to read your reviews. We are booking soon for our anniversary and I need to get my list going Now seeing yours I am reminded that I have still have the final day of my review to finish I know I am ridiculous! Can't wait to here your experiences and congratz to you once again dearest!
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Old 09-17-2011, 04:56 PM   #11
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Congratulations on your marriage! My husband and I are spending our 20th anniversary at Disney later this year and will definitely visit the Earl of Sandwich. I agree it is probably the best CS place on property.
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Congratulations on getting married ! I look forward to reading your reviews.
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Congrats on your wedding!

I think the sodas at Earl's are $1.99, I paid OOP for one and a sandwich the other day, and my total was $8 and some change, so $1.99 sounds right. I have my receipt somewhere, I can check it when - if - I find it.
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:44 PM   #15
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Hiiii! I'm here! =] Finally have a second to sit down so I can read up! =]

Love Earl of Sandwich as well! And the Caprese is a favorite of mine as well! Love Love Love it! Especially from there. Yummy!

Cannot wait to see more of your yumminess for your dining! Since I'm not going to Disney World for a bit, I'm going to vicariously live thru your dining review!
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