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Old 07-02-2005, 09:38 AM   #1
Join Date: May 2005
Location: NE.Phila,PA
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Food report (mini trip report) LONG

DATES: 11/1 to 11/7
HOTEL: Coronado Springs
TRAVLERS: Jason(me) 26,Karen(my wife)24,Kaitlin(daughter)5.5,Brent(my
brother),Donna(my wifes sis)22.

Day 1 Sat. Arrival day 11:45 am.
We had drove from Phila. non stop it took us 16 hrs. with food stops.Three
drivers taking turns ,was not bad at all.
We pulled up to the marketplace at 11:45
first stop Rainforest cafe, wait time 7 min.
(all of my food reports will be on me & my brothers picks because it
was a food feast for us )I LOVED this place, AWESOME ! The food was much
better than I was expecting.I had a Ch.Burger & Fries,Brent had Chicken
sand. Both were EXCELLENT! (I Had tried my wifes ribs and they were
great ) After lunch we walked around a little bit.Next stop was C.S. we
pulled up to the gate at 1:30 pm and went to check in, sure enough our
rooms were ready.We were in the Castias bldg.2 ,rooms 2314 & 2315 me
,karen,kaitlin in one room and brent & donna in the other.we unpacked
walked around the place breifly and was amazed this place is the nicest
hotel in WDW(we stayed in P.O. & W.L. before twice each)We had dinner
ressies at 6pm so we went over to Boardwalk a little early.I really
liked the place alot, but could not see spending the extra money on
staying here.As we walked around before dinner me & Brent started our
week long food feast so we stoped by the boardwalk bakery and split a 7
layer cookie it was the BEST cookie I ever had.Next we walked over to
the crepe stand and split a swiss milk choc. crepe it to was yummy .
It was now time for dinner. We walked over to the Flying fish got seated
right away . I ordered the potatoe wrapped snapper ,it was very good and
i'm not a fish person.Brent only had Ceaser salad he does'nt like
seafood.I also had 2 of my wifes crab cakes they were great.the bread
was very good here as well. We all split the choc. lava cake and it was
not that good . My bill for us 3 was $69 with tip.

DAY 2 Sun. Epcot
We chose not to go to any of the early park entrys becaue we all been
here before and were in no rush. Got over to Epcot at 8:45 and enterd
at international gateway (we valet parked everywhere )becaue we parked
at B.W. and walked over . We walked on everything except living with the
land 4 min., & spaceship earth 8 min . not crowed at all . Now the food
Me & Brent had chosen to eat are way around the world showcase because
of the food festival .My wife ,donna,& kaitlin just ate snacks till
dinner . First stop Floribbean for some Jamacian pork this stuff was
great ,by the way all of the samples me & brent split and all of them
were between $2- $ 3 each,next was Mexico for Tacos al carbon &
watermelon water the tacos were GREAT the water was ok ,next was Greece
for Souvlaki w/Tzatziki sauce & Spanakopitas w/sauce both were good,next
was Norway for Salmon rolled in lefse w/cream cheese & Cinnamon -n-
sugar lefse both were good,next stop Switzerland for
Raclette(cheese)w/red skin potatoe,gerkin,pearl onion not bad ,next stop
Germany for apple strudel w/vanilla sauce very good,next stop was Italy
for Tortellini di formaggio ,good ,next was America for Ribs & crab
cakes both very good,next was Brazil for Pasteles w/meat & veggies both
were very good ,next Southeast Asia for Chicken satay, very good ,then
onto France for Beef burgundy w/ whipped potatoes , very very good, last
stop before dinner was United kingdom for Fish-n-chips sampler ,good
,Dinner was at Alfredo's in Italy at 5pm I had Veal parm w/ bread the
veal here had gotten worse then the last time I had it and will not get
it again ,Brent had Fett.alfredo and he loved it ,I also had the rest of
my wifes Fett.alfredo about half bowl and it is was good as always bill
for us 3 (me ,wife ,kid) $ 63 w/ tip. later that night after my wife and
kid went to bed me and brent went over for a snack at ESPN club at
Boardwalk We split the Wings(HUGE),Overtime fries & Cheeseburger all
were EXCELLENT bill $30

DAY3 Monday MGM & M.K. E-tix
No waits except for ToT 4 min ,Great movie ride 7 min,& Star tours 4
min. no big crowds .
Lunch - 50's prime time cafe ,11am no wait our waitress (mom) was very
good .I had the Cheese burger w/gravy fries so did Brent also a PB&J
shake all the food was great as all ways.Bill for us 3 $40 w/tip.
Dinner -Concourse steak house at the contempory 5:30 pm no wait .Me &
brent had the 8oz Filet w/roasted potatoe ,bread ,ceaser salad ,cream
spinach(the BEST EVER) the meal was AWSOME better than the Yaghtman
Steak house .Bill for us 3 was $73 w/tip (when ever I give the bill
total it is for me,my wife ,and my daughter unless said diffrently).
E-TIX all I can say was the this was the best money ever spent at WDW
there was NO ONE on main st. when we got there .there was very few
people in the park at all .It really seemed like a ghost town! No waits
for ANYTHING.Do it if you can.The time flew by.After we rode all we
wanted we stopped by Caseys hotdog on the wayout for a 1/4 lb dog each
pretty dam good.My wife & sis-in-law could not believe we were eating
after that dinner .

Day4 Tue. Universal & Fantasia minigolf

got over to universal at 8:50 am no waits other than Back to the future
8 min,Kong 10 min,earthquake 7 min.It was not crowded .Lunch was at
Richters burgers we had Burgers and fries.I also had a slice of pizza
After we left the park we played mini golf I liked the course a lot .

Dinner - Fultons crab house 5:30pm
I had bread ,clam chowder soup,fried shrimp w/hash browns and creamed
spinach it was very good ,brent had grilled chicken w/corn whipped
potatoes and bread.All the food was great. bill for us 3 was $ 70 w/tip

snack -me and brent went over to Beach club later that night for
milkyway cake at beaches & cream,it was soooooo gooood,we split it for
it was enough for 2 . on the way back we stopped and I got a slice of
pizza at the boardwalk pizza stand.It was dam good.

Day 5 Wed Epcot /M.K.
Lunch -we ate at our favorite stands at the food fest. for lunch not as
much as the first time but close. also tried the beavertail at Canada it
was SUPER (we split the one w/whipped cream & strawberrys).$18 for each
of us

Dinner -Tony 's town square at M.K. 5pm no wait .
We both had Chicken florinteen ,salad ,bread,I also had 1/4 of my wifes
chick parm. that was good.Bill for 3 $55 w/tip

snack -late at night me & brent went to the peppermart for a snack I
had ch.burger w/fries ,pizza he had pizza everything was very good I
really liked the mart alot.

DAY 6 Thur. MGM/M.K. E-tix again

Lunch-Scifi dine in -Me & brent both had chicken parm sand. w/fries I
had 1/2 of my wife roast beef sand. everything was good Bill for 3 $40
Snack - before lunch pizza at pizza planet
and popcorn

Dinner - Artist point 5pm no wait
I had steak not good it was burnt the potatoes were great brent had
Pasta that was good I had some ,onion soup was KILLER,rolls KILLER, Bill
for 3 $62 w/ tip

Late night snack at ESPN -wings again,love them wings!!!!
Thats about it ,I think I need a tums
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Old 07-02-2005, 10:12 AM   #2
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E-Tix?? I thought those were a thing of the past?? Now there is only Extra Magic Hours which you don't pay for....right??
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was this from a year ago November? During the food and wine fest?
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Old 07-02-2005, 11:53 AM   #4
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Never knew WS had Switzerland and Brazil.

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34 trips...SO FAR! June 1989-Honeymoon! August 2002-CBR & Disney Wonder!! October 2003-offsite October 2004-offsite August 2005-1st FREE dining & WL Jan. 2006-WDW, 2nd Disney cruise & Nick Hotel! May 2006-POP adults only Aug. 2006-POP & 2nd FREE dining! Christmas 2006-POFQ April 2007-Easter at Pop Aug. 2007-3rd Free dining at Pop Sept. 2007-first trip to Disneyland! Feb. 2008- Beach Club, DCL & Pop ~ joined DVC! Sept. 2008 - 4th FREE dining! - POFQ Oct. 2008 - SSR & MNSSHP! Christmas 2008 - All Star Sports & FREE dining! June 2009 - Kidani Village for our 20th anniversary July 4th, 2009 at Pop!Aug. 09 - Pop again! Sept. 2009 - POFQ and 6th FREE dining Halloween 2009 at Kidani June 2010 Kidani for 2 graduations & a marriage proposal.Free dining & Halloween at Pop CenturyChristmas and New Year's 2010 - BCV & AKV Spring break 2011 at Old Key West June 2011 Celebrating 22 years of marriage at Kidani Halloween 2011 at POFQ with FREE dining for the 8th time Disney Cruise on the Dream April 2012 July 2012 at Kidani & Cocoa Beach Kidani & Jambo house club level Christmas 2012 Spring break 2013 offsite Celebrating 24 years of Happily Ever After at OKWChristmas/New Years 2013 with free dining at Coronado SpringsJune 2014 - Beach Club and Disney Fantasy!

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Old 07-02-2005, 12:04 PM   #5
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If you will notice the date on his post was from Nov....that means 2004. He was discussing Food and Wine Festival stands and E-nights that DID exist still at that time. They didn't end those until first of this year.
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