A Nicki and Todd dining review...with the nieces!! LIVE from the Poly!

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  1. MickeyNicki

    MickeyNicki It is pretty darn sad when a valet picks you out a

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    After breakfast we bundled up again and headed to the Castle. When I tell you it was like having the park to ourselves I am not joking...there was NO ONE there. I mean no one. We were the only people on the carousel, all the rides were heated and no lines at all. We all had to buy mittens because we were numb from the cold.

    We hopped to ToonTown at 10 and we saw the Fairies, Aurora, Belle and Cinderella. Plus Mickey and Minnie in the tent. There was zero lines...nothing, nada zilch. We did the entire park, all the rides there is to do by 3:30....I am not kidding or embelishing, everything was a complete walkon...all the big rides, all the little rides. The staff said they would let us sit on most of the rides and just ride them again (in Fantasyland) so we could stay warm. It may be cold but it was one of the best days ever. Even the waitress at CP said it was the slowest she has ever seen....maybe most people stayed in and ordered room service!

    For lunch DH had to have Cosmic Rays..the older one wasnt hungry so she has an ice tea...the ADHD meds take away her appetite (she takes them after breakfast). DH and I had burgers and the little one had chicken nuggets and grapes.

    The restaurant was pretty busy but not bad...I took the girls to get a seat and DH doctored the burgers and the fries with a ton of cheese! His is the one covered in pickles and mine in sauteed onions

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    The little one did not like her nuggets at all....it was a fight to get her to eat two..DH and I each ate one and they were disgusting....she did eat some fries, grapes and a cookie...I wasnt looking to argue with her after we tasted it...they had a hard crust on the outside and were spongey mushy on the inside....BLECH!

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  3. MickeyNicki

    MickeyNicki It is pretty darn sad when a valet picks you out a

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    When we were on the way to Frontierland we needed a snack, what better than popcorn and a MIckey ice cream sandwich!

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    Fresh hot popcorn! So good! The three of us inhaled it, the older one still not hungry.
     
  4. MickeyNicki

    MickeyNicki It is pretty darn sad when a valet picks you out a

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    After leaving MK we went back to the Poly and the 3 kids (yeah Todd was totally acting like one) wanted a snack and hot cocoa since we were all frozen solid. We went to Capt Cooks and the girls had cupcakes and Todd had the thickest fudgiest brownie ever made!

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    Here is a pic of the new Celebration cups...mostly they are still using the Xmas cups which is a bit tacky!

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  5. MickeyNicki

    MickeyNicki It is pretty darn sad when a valet picks you out a

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    For dinner I had booked the 1900 PF dinner for the kids to eat with Cindy and family. I was worried about it because DH and I had been to the breakfast and the food was gawd awful and the service not much better.

    After dinner tonight I can tell you we will never set foot in this place again....no way no how.

    We arrived at 6:50 and had a 7:15 ressie. The place was slammed. We waited and waited and waited and the little one was getting insane...I thought I was going to lose my mind. Luckily she started playing a game with a few other kids while I checked on what was going on. Well it seems that the diners that were already in the place were not leaving so no tables were opening up.

    By 7:50 I was really seeing red and was just about to leave when we were buzzed.

    We were seated quickly and the girls had the TinkerBelle raspberry lemonade. DH had some sparkling red wine thing and I had the XFusion cocktail....give Auntie Nicki booze now!

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    DH got us a caesar salad which was so anchovie tasting I almost lost the first bite. The asparagus soup was cold and so salty it was unedible.

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    The older one had pizza that was "just ok" and a roll that was so hard and so dry...no butter on the buffet and it took forever to get some. The little one ate 2 bites of yucky pizza, grapes and gummy bears.

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    I had the best prime rib with horseradish sauce, terrible cold and salty mashed potatoes, the grossest mac and cheese ever made, super salty cocovan and mushy pasta with a very salty meat sauce

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    DH had prime rib and a so so chicken marsala...he also had very very greasy chicken wings which he said had zero taste. There was jasmine rice that was so hard and sticky it was like the paste you use in school back in the 60's and 70's

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    The saving grace of the meal was dessert. The kids liked the cookies and stuff. DH and I loved every bit of the dessert. The key lime tart, the most to die for amazing bread pudding with vanilla sauce, fruit tarts, chocolate mousse, apple crumb thing, carrot cake, cheese cake....all of it was fantastic

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    The characters were incredible, totally the highlight of the meal. The service was terrible and we had to stack dirty dishes up on the table, take new silverware from the table next to us, and hunt the waitress down for the check....the little one was getting cranky, and truth be told so wasnt Aunt Nicki!

    So you guys I have to tell you 1900 PF was just not good other than the prime rib and desserts. I honestly cannot see us going back there for any meal.

    Next up some buffet shots of 1900 PF
     
  6. KatMark

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    I think Auntie Nicki was deserving of two drinks at this point. We were on the edge about 1900 and your review convinced us not to try it.
     
  7. MickeyNicki

    MickeyNicki It is pretty darn sad when a valet picks you out a

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    The kids section

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    Prime Rib and Roast Pork

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    Mashed potatoes and Coq Coq Van

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    Some salad dish

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    Soups

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    Salads and Strawberry Soup (which was very good!)

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    Pasta

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    Desserts

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  8. MickeyNicki

    MickeyNicki It is pretty darn sad when a valet picks you out a

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    Dont do it my friend, Todd kept saying "Are you kidding me? We waited all th is time for THIS???" The options were pretty hairy, the Asian and the Seafood items looked terrible and dry and they just were not replenishing the foods that often....for $150 I feel robbed! We all enjoyed the characters but I think we would have enjoyed dinner elsewhere much better!
     
  9. MickeyNicki

    MickeyNicki It is pretty darn sad when a valet picks you out a

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    So now all three of them are snoring away and I am ready to turn in too! Get this, I only loaded food pics to Photobucket so maybe later tonight I will upload pics of the girls!

    Tomorrow we are planning on Capt Cooks for a quick breakfast and then off to HS for the day. Hoping the park is empty too so we can come back to the room and rest before a night of DTD and crab!! I think we are going to get the little one McDonalds first so she will not give me any dinner time trouble! I did add a ressie for Sci Fi but I dont know if we will go...time will tell!

    See you guys sometime tomorrow....oh and I did not see the premier of LOST tonight so please....dont tell me what happened!!!
     
  10. cocowum

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    Sleep well Nicki! :goodvibes Sorry about 1900 Park Fare. It got a big thumbs down from us last trip. Can't wait to see what's next! :goodvibes
     
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    Fresh hot popcorn! So good! The three of us inhaled it, the older one still not hungry.[/QUOTE]

    Amazing how, no matter what the weather, it's a good time for a Mickey Bar!:rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:
     
  12. sms

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    Can't wait to hear more!! We will be staying at Poly in June for the first time. CP looked very good. Haven't ever been there but will def. make ressies for it. Sounds like a great way to start the day!:)
     
  13. dizneeat

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    Thanks for the update, Nicki! :flower3:
    CP looks yummy. I guess we will have to try it during our August/September trip, esp. now that Boatwrights will stop serving breakfast.
    :thumbsup2 on the ice cream sandwich - never fails to amaze me that no matter HOW cold it is one can always enjoy one of these.
    Sorry about Park Fare! Especially since you had to wait for such an unbelieveably long time! Thank god for yummy adult drinks with glow cubes, paper umbrellas aso, lol! ;) So there is one restaurant we don't need to make reservations for!

    Have a magical Thursday!!pixiedust:
     
  14. Charleston Princess

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    I can't believe how cold it is down there right now. Sounds like it is almost as cold as it is here in North Georgia! I am also amazed at how empty the park was -- how nice to get all of MK done by 3:30!

    Crystal Palace looks delicious as always! That's a shame about Park Fare though -- we ate there for breakfast a couple of years ago, but have never tried dinner -- won't be trying it now, that's for sure!

    Poor Aunt Nickie! I would have needed a drink by then also!
     
  15. Rootskate

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    I had been debating about whether or not to try 1900 Park Fare on our next trip. You just made up my mind for me! Yuck! :crazy2:

    Have a great day today!! :thumbsup2
     
  16. ChelleinNC

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    Sorry the day didn't end as well as it started :sad2: CP looked yummy but it's a shame about 1900 PF. Guess I'll just have to make the strawberry soup at home :thumbsup2

    Have a great day today, and since you won't be at MK you can have a drink as soon as wanted/needed :upsidedow
     
  17. DisneyJen

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    Hey Nicki ... sorry I am late to the party but you know how RL sometimes gets in the way of DIS:rolleyes:

    Love your reports ... Looking forward to the next installment.
     
  18. Tinkerbell1013

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    I am so excited to read this dining review! I've always found yours AFTER it was over (a year later...6 months later. I don't discriminate on good food porn!) This time though, I'm on time! Hope you all are having a great time and thanks for the tip on 1900 - I was considering adding it for dinner on my March trip and you talked me riiiiight out of it!!
     
  19. TigerKat

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    This makes me smile!:goodvibes

    Great reviews & pics Auntie Nicki!
     
  20. MickeyNicki

    MickeyNicki It is pretty darn sad when a valet picks you out a

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    I figure we win some we lose some, DH and I are all about the food and the girls are all about the characters....here the girls won!

    Isnt that the truth!

    The kids are totally loving the Poly...yesterday while DH was napping we took a stroll around the beach and they hung out in the hammocks, we toured the gift shop and the arcade....the older one said this is the best resort we should come back soon!

    You should definetly try CP, this morning the girls asked if we could go back again! Since we are going to HS this morning I plan on going to the 50's PT to get a drink!

    There are sooo many other places that are yummy! Hope you have a great time on your trip!

    This morning it was 27 so I let everyone sleep in....DH is in the shower now and the girls are still zonked out! Hopefully HS will be as dead as MK was!

    You know it! Those wonderful drinks are calling my name!

    Better late than never! Thanks for joining in!

    She is so cute, she was telling us that all day long! Cannot wait to see if TODAY is the best day of her life!
     
  21. MickeyNicki

    MickeyNicki It is pretty darn sad when a valet picks you out a

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    Good morning from a 27 degree Disney World! Wow this is insane! Todays high is supposed to be 60 which is better than the 54 we had yesterday. So being the nice girl I am I decided to let them all sleep in this morning and then hit Capt Cooks for breakfast, go to HS and see what that brings us.

    Promise to update later! Have a great day everyone!
     

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