17 nights of nom nom noms - April 2013 Hannikins eats Orlando

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  1. Hannikins

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    Ok so with the trip not far off and a big list of snacks and food that I want to try I thought I better get the basics of the foor report started!

    On the list so far are *drum roll*...

    Confirmed ADR's
    Sanaa - Kidani Village - Dinner
    Via Napoli - Italian Pavillion - Epcot - Dinner
    Victoria and Alberts - Grand Floridian - Dinner - Part 1
    Victoria and Alberts - Grand Floridian - Dinner - Part 2
    Narcoossee's - Grand Floridian - Dinner
    Crystal Palace - Magic Kingdom - Breakfast
    Kona Cafe - Polynesian Resort - Dinner
    Kouzzina - The Boardwalk - Dinner
    Cinderella's Royal Table - Magic Kingdom - Dinner

    Disney - Counter Service
    Wolfgang Puck express - Downtown Disney
    FAILED! - Landscape of Flavours - Art of Animation resort
    Fairfax Fare - Gourmet Hotdogs
    Yak and Yeti - Animal Kingdom
    Flame Tree BBQ - Animal Kingdom
    LAST MINUTE ADDITION - Boulangerie Les Halles - France Pavilion - Epcot
    LAST MINUTE ADDITION - Liberty Inn - America Pavilion - Epcot
    Artist's Palette - SSR
    Be Our Guest - Magic Kingdom - Part 1
    Be Our Guest - Magic Kingdom - Part 2
    Columbia Harbour House - Magic Kingdom
    Pizza Planet - Hollywood Studios

    Universal Studios - Restaurants
    Bubba Gumps - Citywalk
    BiCE - Portofino Bay Hotel
    Mythos - Islands of Adventure

    Universal Studios - Counter Service
    Captain America Diner @ Islands of Adventure
    Mel's Diner @ Universal Studios

    I Drive
    Bahama Breeze
    Chilli's
    Miller's Ale House
    Outback Steakhouse
    IHop
    Cheesecake Factory
    Buffalo Wild Wings
    CiCi's Pizza
    Tony Roma's
    Teaks
    Cuba Libre

    Disney Snacks
    FAILED! Nutella and Fruit Waffle @ Sleepy Hollow, Magic Kingdom
    FAILED! Strawberry Shortcake @ Sunshine Seasons, Epcot
    Carrot Cake Cookie @ The Writers Stop, HS
    LAST MINUTE ADDITION - Cookies & Cream Fudge - Sweet Spells - HS
    FAILED! Cinnamon Roll @ Gastons Tavern, Magic Kingdom
    FAILED! Tonga Toast @ Captain Cooks, Polynesian Resort
    Grey Goose Slushie @ The France Pavilion, Epcot
    Margarita Flight @ La Cava del Tequila... sort of!, Mexico Pavilion, Epcot
    LAST MINUTE ADDITION - Salted Caramel - Karamell-Kuche - German Pavilion - Epcot
    Caramel Pecan Cluster @ Karamell-Küche, German Pavilion, Epcot
    Cream Cheese Pretzel @ Snack Cart, Somewhere in Disney
    Build your own treat @ Goofys Candy Co, Downtown Disney
    FAILED! Funnel Cake @ Somewhere in Disney
    LAST MINUTE ADDITION - Pulled Pork Slider - Flower and Garden Festival - American Pavilion - Epcot
    FAILED! Ice Cream Cookie Sundae @ Storybook Treats, Magic Kingdom
    FAILED! Ham and cheese Croissant @ Les Halles boulangerie, France Pavilion, Epcot
    Butterfinger Cupcake @ Starring Rolls, HS
    Kaki Gori @ Japan Pavilion, Epcot

    Universal Snacks
    LAST MINUTE ADDITION - Cinnabon @ Islands of Adventure
    Butterbeer @ Islands of Adventure
    Kings Donut @ Emack and Bolios, Hard Rock Hotel

    Those of you who are good at math's, in fact anyone who can count passed 17 nights really! will realise I've set myself an impossible task with the above, sooooo... Wish me luck! :yay:
     
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  3. labfan

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    Have a great trip. Looking forward to reading your dining reviews.
     
  4. Hannikins

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    thanks :yay:
     
  5. tluvstink

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    Wow that's an impressive line up:thumbsup2 I'm looking forward to your reviews!

    Terri
     
  6. Hannikins

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    Sounds yummy! Take lots of pictures to share.
     
  8. twinmom108

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    I noticed for Universal Snacks your doing Butterbeer @ IOA

    FYI in case you don't know Gaston's Tavern in the New Fantasyland has a drink called LeFou's Brew. Many have said it tastes similar to the Butterbeer.

    All in all quite an impressive dining plan you've come with. :worship:
     
  9. TeresaNJ

    TeresaNJ Full time stay at home crafter!

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    My goodness, you are detailed! Your list is giving me some great ideas for snacks, even though I can't eat many of them, being gluten free, but my bff will, on our upcoming Disney trip. She has only been once, about 22 years ago, and only for a few days, so I want to make sure she has a great time! Can't wait to read your reviews! :)
     
  10. Joan S.

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    Hi, So glad you included I Drive :thumbsup2 we will be looking for some new restaurants this trip off of Disney property. Cuba Libre's menu looks good! Have you eaten here before?? Thanks, Joan
     
  11. Hannikins

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    Will Do!

    ooo yes i've seen photos of that, i went for the butterbeer to say I've done it and thought as they are so similar I should just pick one... don't want to overdo it do I hehe! :hyper:

    thanks

    I was in two minds on whether to include it, pancake starved brits like me get very excited by places like ihop :banana:

    We haven't been before no, I've never eaten 'cuban' before either though so I thought it worth a try. The vast Mojito menu looks tempting as well! :drinking1
     
  12. Hannikins

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    A week today and I'll be tucking into my first Disney meal :cool1:
     
  13. Mommyof3inVA

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    Can't wait to read your reviews! Quit an impressive lineup! Maybe we will even cross paths, we head to Disney in 9 days :)
     
  14. Hannikins

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    i'm back so the report is on its way!
     
  15. wdwpirates

    wdwpirates Don't lose ya soul cuz it's all ya got. - DH

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    Looks like it's going to be delicious!! I'm on board!!
     
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    I'm in. Looking forward to it :cool1:
     
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    Can't wait! :goodvibes
     
  18. Hannikins

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    Wolfgang Puck Express
    We visited the marketplace location on our first night believing this to have the best selection available.

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    We were on the dining plan and so we chose a main, dessert and a drink from the options available.

    We had a pepperoni pizza with no mushrooms

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    This was a decent sized pizza, nothing to huge and had a nice crispy base throughout. Even without the mushrooms there was plenty of topping

    We also had the bacon wrapped Meatloaf

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    This is a firm favourite here and on other disney food forums and we were eager to try it. I have to say I was a little disappointed. The bacon was fatty rather than crispy as I had hoped and the sauce and meatloaf were very rich and overpowering. The onions were nice but they went soggy very quickly. The highlight for me was the mash potato, that probably says more about the rest of the dish rather than the outstanding quality of the potatoes :D

    For dessert we shared a cheesecake and a creme brulee

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    Both were nice and very similar but I favoured the brulee. The consistancy was buttery and the ratio of crispy top to creamy inside was perfect. I cleared the bowl :D

    SCORING
    Atmosphere - 8/10 - Very noisy in the main dining room but quieter and more relaxed in the conservatory section

    Quality - 7/10 - A little hit and miss, maybe I was expecting to much

    Presentation - 10/10 - For a quick service location the presentation was impressive

    Service - 10/10 - Our server was very attentive and kept our drinks refilled for the entire visit

    Overall Experience 9/10 - I will definitely keep this on the must do list. I might just try something a little less rich next time.

    BEST DISH
    The brulee.

    COST
    The bill came to $46.55 including tax, not including tip.
     
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    Yak & Yeti Counter Service (Anandapur Local Food Cafes)


    There were two counter service restaurants we wanted to try in Ak so we split up and went to both. I chose to go to Yak and Yeti

    I ordered the sweet and sour chicken with rice

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    I really enjoyed this meal, although they do give you far too much! The chicken was crispy and hadn't gone soggy so it obviously hadn't been sitting long. My only negative was that you really do need something to pour it out onto. I ended up eating lots of chicken and was to full by the time I reached the rice :(

    For dessert I had the frozen lemonade and for a drink a BUCKET of iced tea.

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    The frozen lemonade is the usual stuff you find in carts around the parks. It is a worthwhile option though since it's great to carry round in the heat afterwards

    SCORING
    Atmosphere - 6/10 - Can't really comment as I didn't eat here. I've given it a lower score though as there weren't any seats even if I had wanted one!

    Quality - 10/10 - Very good quality and a bargain for counter service

    Presentation - 10/10 - great 'takeout' box style

    Service - 10/10 - Very quick and speedy service once you'd ordered

    Overall Experience 10/10 - One I would certainly return to


    COST
    The bill came to $17.14 including tax
     
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    Flame Tree BBQ - Animal Kingdom

    The second of the quick service places we wanted to try in AK.
    Adam couldn't decided which he wanted so we went with both!

    Chicken and rib combo
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    The meat is very pink in colouration but this is down to the smoking rather than it being undercooked. The ribs were meaty and the chicken wasn't too dry. The smoke flavour is VERY strong in both the ribs and the chicken. Much more so than anything I've had in the UK. Adam really liked it but it was too strong for me.

    The coleslaw was nothing special but the beans were, different :/

    I never have beans in the US and expect heinz but I really wasn't a fan of the pulled pork in the beans, it was not a pleasant texture for me.

    For dessert we had a chocolate mousse and a bucket of coke

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    The mousse looked cute but basic, it was however very tasty, not as refreshing as the frozen lemonade but it was a nice change to the standard chocolate cake at other parks.

    SCORING
    Atmosphere - 7/10 - A nice area to eat in the shade but the birds were annoying!

    Quality - 8/10 - Nice but not for me.

    Presentation - 9/10 - As expected

    Service - 10/10 - Very quick

    Overall Experience 7/10 - It was nice to try but I don't think we'd eat here again


    COST
    The bill came to $19.90 including tax
     
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    Cream Cheese & Jalapeño Pretzel
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    One of the best snacks of the trip. If I had spare credits this is what I would have purchased!

    We decided to have one each for breakfast. I was nervous about getting the one with Jalapeños this early in the day but I shouldn't have worried. It does have a heat to it but it builds slowly to a warm tingle rather than being harsh on the throat.

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    Because we went first thing in the morning they were just being delivered and they were very fresh. The bread was soft and chewy and the ratio of cheese inside was perfect.

    MORE PLEASE :D
     

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