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Old 06-21-2013, 06:58 PM   #1
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My *surprises* from this trip.

Back from a fabulous 9 day stay at AKL. We had the Dining Plan - tried some new places and revisited some that we hadn't been to in a few years. We had quite a few *surprises*!

Some "not-so-good" surprises:
Coral Reef - been before and loved it - this time it won the worst meal award.
Kona: another revisit and it was terrible. We were excited by some of the dishes on the the menu, but they were a fail for us. Had it not been for the bread and fabulous desserts, we would have left starving.
Pizzafari: My all time favorite antipasto salad has been replaced by a dry, chewy, flavorless chicken and pasta salad.
La Hacienda - NEW - The food was ok - but it was not good enough for us not to miss the fabulous atmosphere across the street. Next time, if we want ok Mexican food we will pick San Angel.

Some GREAT surprises:
BOMA - a revisit after several years. Didn't love it before - thought everything tasted the same. This time - LOVED LOVED LOVED it! My favorite dinner of the trip!
Ragland Road - NEW - Ah-mazing meal. Absolutely fabulous service, atmosphere and food.
VIa Napoli - the one and only repeat from last year - Absolutely fantastic.

And the BIG winner of the surprise meal of the trip........wait for it......cause you won't believe it...................

*PIZZA PLANET* - Yes. It's true. The pizza was what it was...but it was cooked perfectly and I found THE antipasto salad! YUM! - and to complete the perfect lunch - those flippin cupcakes! Cappuccino Cupcake


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Old 06-21-2013, 07:05 PM   #2
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OH! I forgot one - Be Our Guest for lunch - NEW.
The food was very good. I really enjoyed the salad. The atmosphere is amazing. Definately worth a visit just to see it!
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:13 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reports!
how funny pizza planet got such rave reviews. But great cupcakes can NOT be underrated.
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:44 PM   #4
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Good to see another rave review for Boma. I am so excited to try it.
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:54 PM   #5
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Boma was my favorite meal on our last trip. The soups are amazing, especially the carrot ginger soup and the coconut chicken curry soup. I also loved their pasta salad that had curry in it. I could have feasted on those dishes alone!
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:02 PM   #6
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I have been seeing more good reviews of Pizza Planet lately. That Cappuccino cupcake seems to be calling my name.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:04 PM   #7
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Glad to see a good review of Boma. Going to try it for the first time in November...
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:12 PM   #8
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Im glad you had a wonderful trip!! Love to hear that.

I really want to try Ragland Road. I just can't seem to fit in a trip to DD my next trip. We don't have a car, and it just takes so long to get to DD and back on buses. Plus, Im not much of a shopper, I get enough of that in the parks, and I have a hard time spending a lot of time out of the theme parks. Plus we are doing one or two days at the water parks this trip. My kids love those.

I might have to re-look at my schedule though..
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:57 PM   #9
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Via Napoli is my favorite. We try to start and end our trip with meals here
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Im glad you had a wonderful trip!! Love to hear that.

I really want to try Ragland Road. I just can't seem to fit in a trip to DD my next trip. We don't have a car, and it just takes so long to get to DD and back on buses. Plus, Im not much of a shopper, I get enough of that in the parks, and I have a hard time spending a lot of time out of the theme parks. Plus we are doing one or two days at the water parks this trip. My kids love those.

I might have to re-look at my schedule though..
We do DTD dinner after a water park day! Works perfectly for us! Just an idea.
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We do DTD dinner after a water park day! Works perfectly for us! Just an idea.
I was just going to say the same thing. We go to DTD ONLY for Raglan Road. I also budget for a taxi to and from DTD. It saves time and all the aggravation of the DTD buses. Well worth it.
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Old 06-22-2013, 01:37 PM   #12
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Surprised about Pizza Planet--DH and I grabbed Pizzafari for lunch in AK because we'd heard terrible things about dining in DHS, but now I'm thinking we should have given Pizza Planet a chance.

And for Boma--DH loved it, and he likes nothing! I was so happy that he actually enjoyed something
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Old 06-22-2013, 05:13 PM   #13
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For those considering BOMA - I highly recommend trying it. A few years ago we thought everything had the same seasoning to it. This time it was amazing - the salmon, the BBQ ribs, the roast chicken..all the salads - and the different flavored hummus - the carrot ginger soup was another winner for us too!

I think Raglan Road is well worth a special trip over to DTD.

We were also really, really surprised at Pizza Planet! - The last time we ate there it was terrible. It took us quite a few years before we ventured back! lol!
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Going to have to give Boma a try next trip! Thanks for the reviews!!

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Thanks for the reports!
how funny pizza planet got such rave reviews. But great cupcakes can NOT be underrated.
The cupcakes are new. Used to just be cookies which were a bit of a disappointment.
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