50's Prime Time Question

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  1. TwoCortWort

    TwoCortWort A Buckeye Disney Princess

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    We looked at dining here at Xmas and I didn't want to because I didn't see anything appealing to me on the menu. What would you recommend for a picky eater like me? I know I will eat the chicken but can you request a different vegetable than what's offered? Also no gravy on the potatoes? I made reservations for April, just trying to be a team player to make everyone else happy. I see things on the kids menu I will eat too, but don't want to go down that path if possible.
     
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  3. Ro Z

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    I am very pickey. I don' t get the veggies at all so I don't know if you can sub. But I would think you can! I love the fried chicken and the pot roast. Not a fan of the meatloaf. Too sweet! While I do like my gravy.:lovestruc I have never had a problem at 50's with subbing! I wish the potatoes were not garlic mash. I would like that better. But I usually ask for fries. JSYK we don't eat in the restsurant. Don't like the antics. We always eat in the lounge. We can get great food w/o all the 'fun' stuff!
    Oh ya. Once my son26 got the pork dish that is not on the menu anymore. ( for a reason). Lol..it was raw and fatty and they offered him chicken fingers! I don't think they are even on the kids menu. But they were trying very hard to make him happy. It was too late! But they tried! That was the one time in about 15 or more years we were not happy with 50's. And that was because he was being stubborn!
     
  4. cymbaldiva

    cymbaldiva DIS Veteran

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    Can you define your level of picky? The menu at Prime Time is pretty basic...
     
  5. Ro Z

    Ro Z DIS Veteran

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    She doesn't like veggies or gravy! If you are a truly picky eater you can relate! ;)
     
  6. Disneymadhouse

    Disneymadhouse Always planning a Disney holiday!

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    I had the fried chicken in December and subbed the green beans for corn with no problems :goodvibes The chicken was delicious!
    I did ask our server if I would be in trouble for asking but he just said no its fine! All through the meal I tried my best to be naughty but I think our server was shy!

    Claire :)
     
  7. maccalovah

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    I think as a general rule, Disney tries to be as accomodating as possible- I'm fairly certain they encounter more than their fair share of picky eaters ;)
     
  8. JimmyV

    JimmyV Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas.

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    Not to veer off topic, but since the original question has been answered, (yes, you can sub, and yes, you can ask that gravy be left off the spuds),....but those of us who are not "picky" eaters have a hard time with the term, as the term has no specific meaning. Someone who only eats sweetbreads and foie gras is a "picky eater" just the same as someone who only eats a burger with nothing else on it. Folks on this board use the term as if it has well-known parameters when indeed it does not. For example, I would wager that most people who identify themselves as picky eaters would have far more difficulty with the garlic in the potatoes than the gravy on them. As noted above, the menu at 50's PT is pretty basic and most people with strong food preferences (or needs, or phobias) will find something there to enjoy. But simply saying: "I'm a picky eater. Can I dine at X Restaurant" really says nothing at all to those of us who don't know what the "picky" issue is. Best to help identify the issue specifically (as the OP did here) than to rest on the term "picky" and expect everyone else to "relate" to it.
     
  9. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

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    OP, if you dont like gravy then simply ask them to leave it off. Its quite simple. Treat disney restaurants the same as any other. Ask for sauces on the side, hold the veggies, etc. They wont force you to eat it if you dont like it.
     
  10. maccalovah

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    I think taking issue with this terminology is being a bit "picky", don't you think?

    Haha, sorry, had to.
     
  11. JimmyV

    JimmyV Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas.

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    Ha ha! I prefer the term "selective"!:lmao:
     
  12. disnut8

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    Oh, they will help you out immensely. My husband is a selective eater and what I tell him to do at any restaurant is to look at the ENTIRE menu. If it's on there, you should be able to get it.

    For example, you said you could eat the chicken (which is excellent, BTW) but don't want the southern greens (don't blame you for that). Do you like sweet peas? That's on the menu so ask to substitute. Don't want the mashed potatoes and would prefer the rice? You can do that. Don't even want the rice? There are fries available on the kids menu, they can do that for you as well.

    We once went to the 50's with a vegetarian friends. She asked for the turkey sandwich (when they had it at lunch) without the turkey. She was then offered three different vegetarian meals that were not on the menu.

    Yes, they will help you out - no worries.
     
  13. Disneykidsdad

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    Boy...you're being PICKY! :rotfl2:
     
  14. JimmyV

    JimmyV Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas.

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    I don't know what you mean by that!:rotfl2::goodvibes
     
  15. davedmaine

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    If you don't see anything you like on the menu, don't go. Seems like an easy decision.
     
  16. BEASLYBOO

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    She's trying to be a team player and not deprive her friends and family of the experience of eating there and I think that's great! Sometimes you have to take one for the team!

    You'll be fine, just be specific with your server and they'll make it work for you!
     
  17. disnut8

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    The point is - the OP didn't like a SIDE with the chicken. That's not like looking at the entire menu and seeing absolutely nothing she couldn't eat. What we are trying to do is tell her Disney is more than willing to work with the guest and make the entire meal enjoyable for everyone.

    My husband would never go to a Sweet Tomatoes because there's no meat to be had. So we don't go - that's what's meant by not liking anything on a menu.

    But that's not what the OP was asking - she just wants to substitute things which you can easily do at Disney World. Or get something without a sauce. It's not that she won't eat anything on the menu - she just doesn't want the combos that are printed.
     
  18. TwoCortWort

    TwoCortWort A Buckeye Disney Princess

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    No I don't like gravy on my potatoes. I only have a few veggies I don't like. I am looking at the fried chicken and where I am picky is I only like white meat. Can you request that or just ask for a breast or wing?
     
  19. TwoCortWort

    TwoCortWort A Buckeye Disney Princess

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    There is stuff I like, but it's a place my parents want to try and they don't want to go unless I will and eat. The fried chicken I will take on but I wasn't sure about if I can get white meat verses dark. And we are fairly new to sit down restaurants at Disney, so we aren't sure of the rules. I was half scared to ask for my burger medium, but the server the first time I was asked how I liked it and I was taken back.
     
  20. Ro Z

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    Don't worry Disney is very accomodating! The last time I had the chicken I was suprised when they asked which pieces I wanted. Other times it just came with a wing, leg thigh snd breast. But I got 2 breasts and a wing, maybe 2. IDR! You will be fine! :)
     
  21. TwoCortWort

    TwoCortWort A Buckeye Disney Princess

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    Thank you. :)
     

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