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

Discussion in 'Disney Dining Reviews' started by MickeyNicki, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. dancemomnj

    dancemomnj DIS Veteran

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    Loving your reviews! We will be at the Poly Aug. 23rd for the 3rd time!:cool1:
     
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  3. sms

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    I THINK YOU ARE AMAZING for taking your neices. Its got to be hard when your not use to having them around all the time. I'm a single mom and its hard sometimes but worth every minute of it!! :)
    BTW, I love fried seafood but I've never had fried lobster. How was it!?
     
  4. chocolateMinnie

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    Love the reviews, completely with you on 1900 PF the worst meal I've ever had in my life, until I had dinner there as well as breakfast and that was equally as bad.

    Love the live report and full marks for being awake enough to post while you have two children in tow.
     
  5. trspohr

    trspohr Mouseketeer

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    I agree as well! We had dinner there and not only did we wait 45 minutes past our ADR time, (I know, it's not a reservation), but the food was horrible. My hubby had one plate and said he was ready to go and get CS back at the Poly. If it wouldn't have been for the characters it would have been even more disappointing.
    We know better now. :)
     
  6. sunny_stace

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    Nicki - as always I love your reviews! Thanks for sharing! :) What I wouldn't do for some Disney food right now!
     
  7. iluvpluto27

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    Really enjoying your report. Fultons looks good.
     
  8. goofygal531

    goofygal531 Always planning...

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    DH actually asked me when can we go back to WDW WITHOUT the children! :rotfl2:

    We really miss the quiet romantic meals!!

    I'm looking forward to when I can put both my boys in the Neverland Club and enjoy a meal without a character in my face! :rotfl:

    Oh, don't get me started on the potty breaks! DS4 had to go while waiting in line for Test Track. Do you know what a nightmare it is to get out of that queue and how mad :mad: I was to have to stand at the END of the line again!

    Sleeping! Oh don't even go there! We always find a kid in bed between us! :lmao:

    Hope you had a WARM and fun day!
    Mare
     
  9. momofdbsdc

    momofdbsdc momofdbsdca

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    Great updates!!! I know what you are saying about bathroom trips also! Last trip we got all the way to the busses and my daughter decided that she had to go to the bathroom "NOW!" This was after I had asked her when we were walking past them. :crazy2:

    Well, we missed our bus and had to wait for the next one.:rolleyes2

    Keep the reviews coming!

    Thanks Again!
    Kim
     
  10. momsoftwins

    momsoftwins wishing i lived in the castle!!

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    man what a great review u have going....i jumped on board last night to read what u had to date and now i am hooked.
    and the thing about ppl with kids ..cracked me up....well cant wait to hear more. we leave in 10 days for disney.
    and i too think auntie nicki rocks!!!!!!!!!!! have a drink for me girl cause i am goin alone with 2...5yr olds. so anyone goin to the world between feb 2-9th yes i will be the mother pushin a double stroller with one hand and a nice drink in the other..lol
     
  11. snow.white

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    Hi Nicki! Reading your review straight from Naples :beach: ! It's been super cold here too !! I would much rather be enjoying this cold weather up there though LOL!
    Looking forward to more pics:banana:
     
  12. tink713

    tink713 Disneyholic Since 2007

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    Love the reviews so far! I'm so excited, we will be in Disney tomorrow!
     
  13. MickeyNicki

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

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    Thanks! That what the little one keeps telling everyone! My sister called today and said, dont the kids want to talk to me? I asked the little one if she wanted to talk to her mommy and she said No thanks, I am having too much fun!

    You are so right! I have give up on asking her not to touch them because she doesnt listen anyways!

    Totally worth the price and the most amazing thing in the world. The tail was humongous and melt in your mouth fantastic!

    That has been my tactic and I even go as far as putting her on the bowl and making her wait 60 seconds...then she says "Told ya I didnt have to go" Kids!! I dont think I am ever going to figure them out!

    You are right, when the little one gives you a huge hug and a smile, totally worth it...the older one, well when she isnt answering me with oozing attitude I feel I am ok :rotfl2:

    Oh man we missed you again! This stinks! We will be at MK tomorrow and AK on Sunday...maybe we will see you there!

    Oh no honey, I have had the snot rubbed all over the waist of my coat since that is where her nose meets! Not for nothing but she knows I have kleenex but doesnt need it..or so she says!

    It is the best food ever isnt it! And the best cocktails!
     
  14. MickeyNicki

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

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    Ooh yeah girl, as the nieces have been saying lately, THEY ROCK!

    Gotta tell ya, DH gave me a kiss this morning while we were waiting for the monorail and the little one, Kayla, said...Eeewwww...dont do that its disgusting...Nicki dont let him to that to you anymore!

    Thank you! You and your daughter are going to be THRIILLED with the CL at the Poly!

    But its a GOOD thing ha ha

    Thanks you guys!

    Day by day it is getting a bit easier for me...DH seems like a natural and that just isnt fair! When I get a bit testy with the little one she runs to him and hangs out with him for a while and with the older one she tells DH to get me a nice light up drink again!

    I have to tell you I start to fade the minute we get back into the room but once we have all had baths they are zonked out and my batteries are re-charged!

    That is so wild, that is what DH said we should have done..eaten CS at the Poly! What a waste of money huh?

    Thanks you guys!

    You know DH and I will be back in 5 weeks and all he keeps saying to me is, This is for the girls, we will have a REAL WDW time in March!

    She was good today with the bathroom thing but we still have two days to go! Hope she doesnt pull that again!

    Oh man are you a brave one! I dont think I could handle that alone! As it is DH tells me that I may have to take them to MK in the am by myself as he is way too tired....he is covered in Ben Gay, has the entire room smelling like a hospital!

    I figure hot or cold WDW is better than any other place!
     
  15. MickeyNicki

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

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    Hello again everyone and thank you so much for spending your time reading my report!

    I just have to tell you something about last night. We were all at DTD and I was paying for something with the older on, Adrianna, and the little one Kayla told Todd that she had something to show him so off they went. Well at that time my sister called so Adrianna and I were talking to her for about 15 minutes. When we went to find the other two they were laying on the floor with 2 other castmembers playing with the stuffed animals and Kayla was basically telling them all about her trip and her life and just about everything else!

    It was so cute, she gave them both a hug and told me they were her new friends. Todd said she wanted to show him the baby dalmation but the last one that she saw was gone! She was so upset and one of the castmembers saw her and said, Princess whats wrong? So she told him about the dog, he told her to wait right there and he went and brought out a huge armful of those dogs (and of course I had to buy it) and then they started talking and another CM came by and they all hung out and had fun....these people were fantastic!

    And another thing happened and it was the worst thing I have ever seen at WDW. We went to Epcot today and Todd and the older one went to TestTrack and Kayla and I went to meet the characters. There was a woman in line in front of us and was alone. We are there for about 10 minutes when there is a huge commotion and a SCREAMING kids was brought in the place in a stoller. He was very young and just crying like crazy and NO ONE was with him. Seemed a few people saw him in the stroller alone and reported it to a CM who wheeled him in out of the cold and they radioed for security. The woman who was in front of us freaked out and said hey thats my son what are you doing with him? The CM said this is your son, he was outside alone what are you doing in here? She said she wanted to see the characters and her husband was watching him. The CM said no he isnt around and we have security taking your son to the office. She said hold on let me call my DH and SHE DIDNT GET OUT OF THE LINE ONCE! The security guy said ma'am get out of the line please (by now everyone in the line is getting really hot and saying alot of things about this woman). She tells the guy to hand her the baby...the security guy looked stunned and at that time the husband comes in, takes the baby and the woman IS STILL IN LINE, BY HERSELF! A bunch of us cut her and walked away because it was a really bad scene.....even now the sight of that poor screaming baby is freaking me out.
     
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    That poor baby. To think meeting characters would trump this woman's child. Unbelievable :sad2: I am also stunned.
     
  17. KatMark

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    Why does this not surprise me? I have seen this a couple of times while at Disney--parents just leaving their child unattended or not paying any attention and thinking of only themselves.
     
  18. MickeyNicki

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

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    This morning we were all up bright and early for our Princess Breakfast. It was super cold and we walked to the TTC from the Poly and the kids saw frost on the grass for the first time ever!

    Here they are all bundled up...this is a ridiculous hat but helps us find her in a crowd.

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    Lucky us we were the first ones there and got to ride in the front of the monorail..it was nice and warm! Got into Epcot super fast and trotted over to Norway for our breakfast.

    First off the music in there was loud, like blow your ears off loud and the CM said they apologize for it, they were trying to repair it for 2 days...hmm WDW and they cannot fix the music?

    So we meet with Belle and were seated right away...served cold weak coffee, hot cocoa and warm OJ....we let our server know and he replaced the coffee and the juice....second time around it was perfect. We all helped ourself to the buffet, croissants (really good), lingonberry muffins (Kayla pigged out and had 3), cinnamon buns (amazing), lingonberry danish (the best thing on the entire buffet), lox and the fixings, fantastic strawberries, grapes, melons, pineapple and cheese and salami which the older one couldnt get enough of.

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    Then we had the platter of food (which we had 3 off...if it is one meal these kids love its breakfast and that is fine with me as long as they eat). The eggs were incredible (get it, incredible edible egg?) and the potatoes were amazing. Crispy bacon and spicy sausage, whats not to love?

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    I also asked if the kids could get french toast or something and our wonderful server said they could get pancakes. The kids said they were just ok, a bit overcooked for them.

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    We saw Mary Poppins first, then Aurora (she almost skipped us by accident but the waiter caught it and made sure she came over and she spent a lot of time with Kayla), Jasmine and Snow White. Everything about this meal, from the food to the terrific character interaction was perfect and I would not hesitate to eat here again, with or without the kids...I saw Todd giving Jasmine the eye...then I flashed him MY EYE and he went back to his plate of eggs!

    If you have kids, boys and girls, they will adore this place!

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  19. ChelleinNC

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    Oh Nicki, what a wonderful story :goodvibes and a horrible story :sad2: I can't imagine what was wrong with that woman.
     
  20. MickeyNicki

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    Hey guys, I apologize about some of the pics but the kids are really getting into taking food pics so some of them are from the girls....train em young I say
     
  21. MickeyNicki

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

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    We had a great morning, made it to Soarin twice and got FP, went to TT twice, saw everything there was to see. Lots of crowds and sadly, the Brazilian groups were there again, chanting, clapping and just being a huge irritant.

    Lunchtime called so the little one got McDs again, hey at least she eats the 6 piece but was bummed no apples just fries. She insisted on a picture for you guys. DH had to block her from the birds...why cant WDW do something about them? There are hundreds of seagulls and they are mean and nasty!

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    Todd and I knew we had to get to Tangierine Cafe...it was perfect as Moroccan was playing at the new location to the side of the bathrooms so the kids danced for a bit. We had a nice booth and Kayla napped while we pigged out. Of course I had the .....falafel wrap! Just fantastic, love the couscous here, totally perfect meal.

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    DH branched out and ordered the chicken schawarma platter...omigod, can you say HEAVEN ON A PLATE?? We never had this before but I have to tell you this is our go to meal every time for Epcot...unbelivable! The chicken had so much flavor and was so moist. To die for taboulleh and couscous and the hummus is out of this world. He loves the olive salad too.

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    Over to Germany for some gummies for the kids, finished walking around the countries..no booze for me this time since I was too full from lunch! I totally made up for it at dinner.

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