A solo DDP with a bottle of Antacid - Bula Grill....COMPLETED!!!!!!!

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  1. raniroo

    raniroo If you look like your passport photo you need the

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    So my trip has been and gone. I have been back for a little over 2 weeks and I have the Disney Blue's:(

    I had an awesome time discovering the foodie delights that Disney offers. I somehow managed to eat my way through the whole 2 weeks with little to no trouble with my band....that was a good thing (but not so much on the scales when I returned).:scared:

    So here is the pre-planning stage of the trip if your interested...if not, jump right in for the delish dining reviews...
     
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  3. raniroo

    raniroo If you look like your passport photo you need the

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    raniroo If you look like your passport photo you need the

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    After 5 exhausting but funfilled days in Chicago, I had an early flight and arrived at the OKW at around 2pm in the pouring rain. The heavens had opened up and there was thunder and lightening with buckets of water....timing was awasting...I am not an asprin, I will not dissolve in water...I headed towards Downtown Disney. I was loving the rain, while everyone ran for shelter...I live in a desert and have not seen a drop in 12 months!

    Soaked through to the bone, I went in the general direction of Fulton's Crab House. Upon arrival, dripping water everywhere I was shown to my seat by the window with a wonderful view of the lake and the ducks draining.

    First up...What to drink?

    Something Peachy (can't remember the name, I have it written down somewhere and will update later) It was delish!

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    Crab Boursin Dip
    The famous dip was amazing. I have tried to replicate this using their recipe..nice but not the same!


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    Appetiser - Crab Cake (super lump crab cake, lightly sauteed and served with cucumber salad and mustard sauce)
    Oh so delish, hot and crispy.

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    Entree - Alaska King Crab Claws and South African Lobster Tail - crab claws and grilled lobster tail, with red skin potatoes and drawn butter

    The lobster was tasty and full of flavour and the crab claws were succulent and sweet.

    All washed down with a glass of good red wine (I have the name written down somewhere!)

    No room for desert yet....it had stopped raining, so I headed out for a wander around DTD before stopping off at Cooke's of Dublin for....can you guess?


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    Doh Bar!

    I only managed 2 bites of it...it was hot, gooey, chocolately but the batter was a little heavy for me and it was super sweet with the good sprinkling of icing sugar on top.

    UPDATE: I paid for this meal including the Doh Bar out of pocket. I am trying to save my snack credits for the F&W Festival (and Fulton's is not on the DDP).
    My bed was beckoning me....I needed to rest up for my big breakfast date with Donald!
     
  5. raniroo

    raniroo If you look like your passport photo you need the

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    My highly anticipated breakfast with Donald at Tusker House was finally here. I was super excited to meet Donald and the gang decked out in their safari clothes and I was spending the whole day in Animal Kingdom.

    Entering the park early is lovely, stopping to take a quick photo with the Tree of Life and leisurely making my way up to Africa.

    On entering the restaurant I had my photo taken with Donald out the front, which I didn't purchase...I had my own camera.


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    My breakfast meeting with Donald

    I was seated in one of the rooms near the door, where I would be directly in front when the characters entered. My server was wonderful and made sure that because I was on my own that she was floating around to take photos of me with the characters.

    I had enough time before the characters came around to do a once over on the buffet. Here is what I chose on the first round.

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    From top clockwise: Bacon; corned beef hash; swwet plaintain; tater tot; scrambled egg; coconut and sweet potato casserole; beef bobotie; cheese blintze; ham with sweet mustard sauce

    Everything was tasty except the cheese blintze...not a fan....and I had to be careful with the bready, doughy things as that is what I have huge trouble with!

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    top clockwise: mickey Waffle; a cube of cheese; mealie pap; sasuage patty; biscuit with sausage gravy


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    Jungle Juice
    Passionfruit orange and guava blend...YUMMY!

    Now I didn't actually eat all this. In fact I think I managed about half a plate out of the two put together...a bit of each thing. I did try to take the smallest piece of each thing so not to waste food, but sometimes you just can't help it.

    The character interaction was great and I didn't feel like I was brushed aside being on my own. My waitress, true to her word, was there for every photo!

    DDP: 1 Credit
    Upon leaving I was able to walk straight onto Kilimanjaro Safari, and as it was early, got to see lots of animal activity!
     
  6. hill6

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    Nice report so far. We are going in 9 days and I have lunch at Fultons planned. Yum
     
  7. athenna

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    Great report! Can't wait to read more!:thumbsup2
     
  8. MickeyNicki

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    Awesome report, count me in!
     
  9. GoofySon'sMom

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    Love the reviews and pics! Looking forward to the rest! :goodvibes
     
  10. Pooh&OurHunny

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    Joining in, Great start. Food at Fulton looks really good...we have to try to head there on our upcoming trip. We love breakfast at Tusker House...so glad you had a good experience there.
     
  11. figment814

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    Can't wait to read more...thinking about a solo trip next October...looking forward to seeing where else you ate!
     
  12. vettegirl

    vettegirl Dole Whip Queen

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    Great reviews so far. I love Tusker House and their juice is amazing :thumbsup2
     
  13. raniroo

    raniroo If you look like your passport photo you need the

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    Honestly, I had such a fantastic time on my own...and there were always people around to chat to...at some of the restaurants i got to sit at the bar and made for a great experience...more on that soon!

    Fultons was OOP and so worth it (actually I need to go back and edit my posts to clarify what was OOP and what was DDP)

    You won't regret it!

    Wow, Nicki is reading my review! I am honoured! :love: hahaha..I have read all your reviews and loved them.....Thanks for joining in....looking forward to reading all about your upcoming trip!


    I am glad you are all enjoying the report...there is ALOT more to come! stay tuned....:banana:
     
  14. raniroo

    raniroo If you look like your passport photo you need the

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    After a great morning exploring and riding around Africa and Asia, it was time for an energy boost. As I didn't over-indulge at breakfast (I can't eat to much at the best of times) I headed to my first Counter Service meal at Yak n Yeti. But what to have...I wasn't sure what would go down okay without having to run off to the bathroom (TMI? - please let me explain - life with a band needs lots of planning of menus and for easy escape routes to the bathroom, you just never know what will be a good choice - I have been known to have problems with liquids too...just saying)..enough said!

    Living in a country where Pork is forbidden by the majority of the population (although you can buy it here in a hidden away section of the supermarket where I always find that I am buying something naughty - Food Porn at it's finest...I call it Porcineography) I don't often indulge. So while in the States I was indulging the palate. Sweet n Sour Pork was the only option!

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    Sweet n Sour Pork with rice

    I have heard mixed reviews on this, I found it to be your typical counter service style SnS Pork but it was quiet tasty. The pork was crispy and hot and it wasn't overly sweet (and not overly packed with onions and peppers you usually find). I ate about half and 1 mouthful of rice...I wanted more but just couldn't! (I promise I did justice to many other tasty meals!)

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    Dessert: Frozen Lemonade Cup

    Refreshing on a hot day (I only managed about half the cup - those babies hold 3 serves!)

    My drink was just a bottle of water. Boring!

    DDP: 1 Credit

    Coming up a Disney snack in the afternoon.......and a African encounter at AKL!
     
  15. raniroo

    raniroo If you look like your passport photo you need the

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    Nothing better to cool you down! A Mickey ice cream, albeit a very crushed looking one, while watching the Jungle Jam Parade....went down a treat!

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  16. darthtatty

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    great reviews.
    I cant wait to eat at Tusker house. We always tend to have yak&yeti counter service but we might try something different this time.

    keep up the great work.x :goodvibes
     
  17. TruBlu

    TruBlu <font color=green>I was very excited to see how yu

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    Great so far! Can't wait to read more. :goodvibes
     
  18. raniroo

    raniroo If you look like your passport photo you need the

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    Leaving the park I headed to the Animal Kingdom for a dinner ressie at Boma. I was looking forward to this, as the buffet offered alot of foods that were enticing and band friendly. My server was very slow and I felt like I was just shoved in a corner, but that is ok...I made the most of it.

    I sipped on a lovely South Africa red wine during dinner. It was a Fairview Pinotage and it was a good medium bodied wine. I also had the Pomegranate Lemonade.

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    Chicken Curry SoupThis was quite tasty.

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    Plate 1 - top clockwise - fufu; ancho chilli spare ribs; durban spiced chicken; salmon with olive chermoula; med rare strip loin with Masai Mara sauce; pap with chakalaka

    The fufu was pleasant, the ribs were excellent (my favourite bit), chicken was ok a bit dry, the salmon was tasty, the strip loin was melt in your mouth and the sauce which had pecans in it was nice; the pap...ehh but the chakalaka sauce was a good flavourful hit of spicy tomato!


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    Plate 2 - top clockwise - 3 dips (black olive, sundried tomato and white been hummous with lavosh); watermelon rind salad, chicken nugget, more ancho rib, salad with apple vinegarette, mac n cheese, peanut rice, lentil and palm of heart salad, felafel with yoghurt, with a side of ginger and carrot soup

    Now remember I live in the Middle east so the dips and felafel were average tasting, nice, but I have had much better in the desert. I was intrigued by the watermelon rind salad...it was different. The peanut rice was good and the ginger and carrot soup was very good. The other stuff is your average buffet food.

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    Plate 3 - top clockwise - more rib (told you they were excellent!), peanut rice, vegetable couscous with fruit and nuts, tunisan couscous salad, strip loin with brown mustard sauce, salad with mango vinegarette, peanut couscous and seafood soup.

    Apart from the ribs and strip loan everything was tasty enough...and I was loving that I could eat some salad!

    I certainly didn't eat 3 plates worth of food (it's impossible for me) and just tasted each thing. I know it's a waste but I wanted to sample as much as my tummy would allow. Since my surgery I have definitely become a cheap date! When I dine out at home, I ALWAYS take a doggy bag home which lasts 1-3 meals or I order an appetiser (and sometimes that comes home with me too!)

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    Dessert Plate - top clockwise - Peanut brittle mousse with peanut brittle, zebra dome, fruit cobbler, Kenyan coffee tart, cookies

    I am not a big dessert person (I know shock, horror), I am definitely a savoury person but I had to give the Zebra Domes a try...my thoughts...ehhh? The peanut brittle mousse was lovely, the coffee tart and cookies i could have missed.

    The atmosphere of the restaurant definitely has an African feel, I was a little disappointed on the lack of service, but overall I enjoyed it...sometimes the food really does override the service! It is a very crowded restaurant.

    DDP: 1 TS Credit

    Will I be taken back to my Nan's kitchen tomorrow? I think so!
     
  19. raniroo

    raniroo If you look like your passport photo you need the

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    I purposely skipped breakfast this morning, due to the food consumption of yesterday and after a busy morning in Hollywood Studios (I managed to be right at the rope for rope drop and got on Toy Story early) I was getting hungry I had been looking forward to this for months and I knew what I was going to have (after drooling all over the disboards!)

    My "mum" Adrienne met me in the lounge room and seated me and introduced me to all my cousins, telling me to set the table, mind my manners and definitely no elbows on the table. She did sit down with me for a bit and had a chat and took my order. She wasn't overly into it, whereas the other "mum" in the section was awesome, even sitting down and doing the aeroplane to feed one of the guys who wouldn't eat his green beans.

    I really loved the atmosphere here and definitely took me back to my Nanny's kitchen!


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    Peanut Butter and Jelly Milk Shake
    A totally new flavour sensation for me...and definitely to die for!

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    Beer Battered Onion Rings for two - OOP

    These were perfect with the horseradish sauce. Hot, crunchy and delectable. I only managed a few, didn't want to waste space for the rest of the meal.

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    Aunt Liz's Golden Fried Chicken with mashed potato, chicken gravy and southern greens

    The chicken was finger licken' good. Hot, crispy (with just the right amount of grease dripping from it :)) and very tasty! The mash was good and the gravy was delish...I had not tried Southern Greens before and they were OK (not what I was expecting).

    No room for dessert, so I requested a Brownie (so no photo and I never did eat it) to go and most of my milkshake that I couldn't finish, which I sipped on over the next hour or so....

    DDP: 1 TS Credit

    This is certainly on the list of return restaurants
     
  20. raniroo

    raniroo If you look like your passport photo you need the

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    I had made an ADR for Sci Fi for the evening, but I was so full from lunch and it was so hot I just couldn't face another full meal. So before lining up for Fantasmic I decided to try Fairfax Fare


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    Fairfax Salad - chopped romaine, chili, tomato, roasted corn, sweet peppers, Monterey Jack, and corn tortillas, served with a jalapeno ranch dressing and a chocolate fudge cake (which I never did eat).

    The salad was cold and refreshing and hit the spot. I love salad, unfortunately, salad does not always love with me and I was a little anxious about eating it, but I took it very slowly and it went down fine (I ate about half of it).

    and then it was off to Fantasmic and the crowds! The show was amazing. AND even better I got chatting to 2 families from Oz...and Kyl who is on the Disboards too (over on the Aussie site) and lives not to far from where I am from in Oz...so a big shout out to Kyl if your reading...:wave2:
     
  21. vettegirl

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    Love the PT 50's as well. I have not tried the onion rings yet. Thinking about splitting those and the the pot roast with my MIL on Saturday.
     

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