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

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  1. mrsturtle

    mrsturtle nj mom of 2 boys

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    thanks for the great reviews. i always look forward to reading them and seeing the great pics. i love that you tell both the good and the bad. i may have to consider breakfast in norway which i at first didn't bc we have 2 little "pirates"pirate: i am anxiously awaiting the rest of your reviews. stay warm and have a great trip!!!
     
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  3. ChelleinNC

    ChelleinNC Say "Hi" to Art the Greeter for me!

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    Breakfast looked yummy and the pics of the girls are adorable princess:

    The girls have never seen frost on the grass? I really need to move farther south!
     
  4. MickeyNicki

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

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    DING DING DING dinner time!

    I had planned on Coral Reef for dinner because the girls like the aquarium so much. We were seated within minutes of checking in, top tier right in the middle with a beautiful view of the tank.

    So the natives were getting very very restless, DH included. First things up, get them each a drink, coke and ice tea. Then bring on the bread and stuff their faces. Awesome bread, we had three baskets (hey at least they were eating!) and the oil/balsamic vinegar dip was great!

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    Yes that is my Magical Star cocktail you see there, what you dont see are the other empty glasses that came later. I think the girls are trying to get me drunk because they want to get the light up cubes from my glass...so they keep pestering me to order another one...ok no complaints just roll me outta here! DH had the Octopus Juice, a pina colada with chambord...sooo yummy!

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    The kids were so difficult...the older one wanted a shrimp dish...the waitress said they do not have shrimp..I said you have 3 grilled shrimp appies can you just grill up some shrimp and put it on a plate? I dont care how much it costs! She said no, DH was nuts and said please check with the chef....she came out and said he could give her 4 shrimp and fries for $11.95....and then Adrianna says she changed her mind and just wants pizza....Ok Nic, relax and take a nice big gulp of that cocktail and breathe, just breathe.

    Ok please give each kids pizza, fries and the build it yourself sundae. Kids ate the pizza but said the fries were awful...and they were right they were cold and mushy and nasty.

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    DH and I shared the most wonderful delish caesar salad, it was better than Fultons last night!

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    Todd had the NY Strip and said it was just eh. He said FF had a much better steak and this one didnt wow him. He loved the potatoes though

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    I had the seasonal catch, grouper that was pan seared with wild mushroom and scallop risotto with a celery root nage finish and parsley truffle oil. The fish and the sauce was to die for, just wonderful and I was a very very very happy girl. The risotto would have been just perfect if it wasnt so salty. Other than that I loved my dish.

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    For dessert the kids had a great time with the sundae and they ate it all. A decent size scoop of vanilla ice cream with hot fudge, sprinkles and M&M's

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    Todd and I shared the butterscotch creme brulee...OMIGOD if you like butterscotch you have to order this, pure indulgence on a plate...wow it was so good! DH also had a pathetic cup of coffee...WDW should not call their coffee COFFEE, they should call it brown water with no taste.

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    The menu is different than online too...here is the new one

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  5. MickeyNicki

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

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    Now tomorrow we have a very early Ohana breakfast, then DH is sending me to MK with the kids without him....seems the wimp cant take WDW with the girls and his legs "Dont want to move anymore" Oh come on! Kayla is 6 and she can do it!

    So if he does ditch me I am so screwed...and MK has no booze people...what am I going to do?

    For lunch I think we will go to CHH and if DH stays behind he will call room service...what a skunk! I want to lay around and order room service! Hmmm that gives me a great idea...RENT -A- PARENT! Hire parent stand ins to take kids to the parks and let the real parents relax!

    We will leave the park around 2, hang by they pool since it is supposed to be warm and have dinner at Kona. Tomorrow is our last full day so I have to get their butts in the Volcano pool or I will never hear the end of it!

    One more thing I forgot to tell you....in the last 3 days all the parks we went to they have the survey people asking you questions but this time they are asking you about the cleanliness of the parks, bathrooms, restaurants, are we seeing park attendants etc...and DH and I noticed yesterday and today the bathrooms are gross, there is a lot of litter around and no one picking it up, there are not as many CM's as we usually see....and there is still alot of Xmas cups, napkins, and some plates at the CS places....the most Celebration merchandise we saw was today at Epcot...the rest of the place does not look to be celebrating. Capt Cooks are still selling the old 08 mugs, no sign of the new ones yet....which stinks since they are trying to promote the new theme.

    Also at Epcot three rides were constantly breaking down. Many stations at Club Cool are out of service, the customize your soda bottle at Club Cool is not working either and out of order sign is on them...the older one wanted to do it but the CM said sorry it was broken...DH was so mad he said than remove the items or put a sign on it so others do not know they cannot have what they see.

    Then on the way home the monorail going to the resorts was broken down and they had no idea when it would be fixed so we had to walk and carry the little one...that is NO FUN AT ALL!




    Goodnight all!
     
  6. MickeyNicki

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

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    I just hate the fact that I (as well as others) had to witness something like that!

    It was a fantastic breakfast! You guys would love it!
     
  7. KatMark

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    You will be fine with the girls at MK--just think of it as "girls day out" and leave poophead Todd behind. The girls will have a blast at MK. Just enjoy the day and can't wait for the reviews for tomorrow. We've been thinking of trying Kona and will await your reviews.
     
  8. Mich123

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    Love the review of Akershaus--I'm sending my parents there with my daughters next month and I'm relieved to see that it looks awesome. Actually, it looks like I might be a little jealous! :sad:

    Can't wait to see the review of Ohana, we also have ressies there 'cause my DH couldn't pass up breakfast with Stitch!

    Hope you have a great weekend!
     
  9. mickeymotto

    mickeymotto Where in the "World" am I?

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    Lovin' your TR and reviews as usual.:thumbsup2 Just lookin' at that Shwarma Plattter is makin' me hungry!!:goodvibes
     
  10. LAWalz23

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    Great reviews! I don't have my own kids but have been taking my twin niece and nephew since they were 3, they are 11 now, and nothing beats watching them have a good time!
    Another LIer here and I agree 100% that pizza in Florida needs something like ranch dressing to make it edible!
     
  11. Michelle_and_Aaron

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    Hey there Nicki I just found this live report! I always seem to miss the first few days.
    I am so sorry to hear about your dinner the first night because I kind of wanted to do that but we will just do GFC instead. I know you loved that so it is probably a safe bet.
    I can't wait to read more!
     
  12. alan_renfroe

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    Just found your latest report! I'm subscribing!
     
  13. Charleston Princess

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    What a cute story about the CM's and the stuffed animals! However, what a haunting story about that mother??? What is wrong with her???

    Your nieces are precious!!! You will have fun tomorrow at MK! Just go with the flow and don't get too stressed!

    The lack of cleanliness of WDW concerns me! That is one of the reasons we love going there, so if they are sacrificing upkeep in light of trying to save money that really worries me. :scared:

    The chicken schawarma platter looks delicious!!! I had already decided we were eating at Tangierine this next trip -- now I know what I want to order.
     
  14. AngVT

    AngVT My heart is at Disney, my body is in VT.

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    OMGosh!!!!!! WHY haven't I seen this thing around? I LOVE Chambord!!!! (It looks so yummy!!!!) MMM, gonna have to go in Coral Reef for some appies and booze!!! LOL!

    You know... I bet they have some vodka nips at the store at Poly... I've heard that the dole whip float with Vodka is good.... LOL!

    I cannot believe some people, leave your kid, and go on a ride alone? That's just very poor parenting. makes me sick.

    When are you all going to TH breakfast? I thought it was this trip???

    It looks like Cait and I will be going to Akershus... the breakfast looks yummy! Thanks for all of the pictures! (And Tangerine Cafe was already on my list of CS places to go... I love Chicken Shawirma!)
     
  15. ChelleinNC

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    I know you liked your entree at Coral Reef, but overall did you think the entire meal was worth the money? We haven't been there in years (since they had the peanut butter playdough for dessert--if anyone remembers that far back :rolleyes: ) My kids aren't into aquariums, so if we went, it would have to be for the food & service.
    Can't wait for the next update, we haven't been to Ohana's or Kona for a very long time.

    Don't worry, you'll be fine at MK by yourself today. It may even be easier because there isn't a "good cop" for the girls to run to. It's Disney World, it's Magic Kingdom, go have fun! I'm sure it will be magical for the 3 Princesses today pixiedust:
     
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    Loving the reviews. Subscribing:)
     
  17. traci

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    Tell the girls they are soooo cute! And I LOVE the hat :) They are really adorable Nicki :flower3:

    Now you have me wanting to try Akershus for breakfast! The food looks really good.
     
  18. MickeyNicki

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

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    Well those plans went out the window...will post why in a few minutes

    They will love the Princess Breakfast...missed our Ohana tho :sad2:

    Ooh it was awesome!

    They are so cute and having fun but I have to tell you I am ready to go home! My sister is driving me mental!

    Yes GFC is a million times better than 1900 PF. Thanks for joining in!

    Hi Alan! Cannot wait to read yours!

    DH keeps saying that Disney is slipping and for us, since we go about 6 times a year, we can really see the little things ya know?


    Cait will love it! Never to old for the Princesses! Well I had to cancel the TH breakfast, you will see why in a minute.

    Um for me Coral Reef was a dead hit right on, I really enjoyed it! For Todd he liked everything but the steak...so maybe if we go another time he will try the pork....he isnt a huge fish eater, one or two bites is good for him. The kids loved looking at the tank and the divers and the HUMONGOUS Crush turtle. I would like to go back but I think DH prefers the countries instead.

    Thanks!

    They are such great little kids!
     
  19. TigerKat

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    I'm not sure if I told you that I had the falafel wrap and LOVED it, thanks!

    The girls are adorable, hoping y'all have a great day today.:thumbsup2
     
  20. accountingbabe08

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    Remember Nicki your in the most magical place in the world and you can do anything.


    I took my daughter for 6 days to WDW by myself, let me just say it wore both of us out.


    Belinda
     
  21. MickeyNicki

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

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    Oh you guys, I knew it was going to happen, I could just feel it...I was too lucky for too long...I dealt with going number 2 and wiping little yucky noses but the worst, the gawd awful thing that could possibly happen to someone like me happened....I had to deal with......SICKNESS! You know the kind, the kid wakes you up at 1am and was sick in the bed?

    Me, the one that has zero kids, the one that can get sick just thinking about it had to deal with the worst event ever...comforting a very sick little 6 year old while trying not to be ill herself.

    At one am Kayla woke me up, poor little thing. Todd, again no kid experience here either, called Mousekeeping and I took her in the bathroom. Mousekeeping is fantastic, they stripped the bed, brought in a cleaner to take care of the mattress and the carpet.

    This happened again at 3 and again at 4:30....again Mousekeeping couldnt be more understanding and accommodating and were at our room within 10 minutes with more sheets, towels and everything else. They came by around 9am to tell us they will clean the carpets completely and change the mattress at noon today. THe poor CM that came to our rescue was amazing, he said there were 2 other little ones in our building that had the same problem too. Todd kept tipping him $20 for his troubles, trust me he was totally worth it....I wouldnt want to do it.

    It has to be the very cold weather, the excitement of the trip, the food and stuff too. So now she is on a water and dry cereal diet...had to skip the Ohana breakfast and I cancelled the TH breakfast too because that is just too much for her to handle. We are still in PJ's this morning, have to love my DH who went to the food court to get us some bagels and coffee (I need it no matter how terrible it is). I think I had 4 hours of sleep total, Todd maybe 6. The little one woke up and said she feels so much better.

    So now I have no idea what we are doing today. Maybe go to MK around noon for a few hours? Should I keep the Kona dinner and if so what should I feed her so we do not have a repeat of last night? How about lunch....what should she eat?

    She says she wants to go swimming, is it safe to let her?

    Sorry for all the questions but I am at a loss here and my sister is ZERO help to me right now...she is doing nothing but giving me grief and major attitude. Can you believe she wants me to take pics of them on rides and niot with charcters and general pics? How am I supposed to do that? THis is not a fair ground park where I can stay off to the side and snap pictures, this place is packed and I am on the ride with them.....I swear she is making this so hard on me!

    Todd just got back with bagels and coffee...and they were pretty good but forgive me no pics of these ha ha
     

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