Critique my ADRs?

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by akmomesq, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. akmomesq

    akmomesq Earning My Ears

    Sep 24, 2009
    This will be our first time at WDW; we're flying in from Alaska - only 23 more days to go!

    I've been fretting over our ADRs, wondering if I've chosen well, or if I'm missing something that shouldn't be missed.

    We arrive at 6:30 a.m. on a Saturday (2/23) and will have been traveling since 1 p.m. AK time the day before.

    Saturday: T Rex 3 p.m. (we figured it's late enough to eat, we'll be back to the hotel around 5, for an early night.)

    Sunday, Sanaa at 5
    Monday, Mama Melrose (lunch)
    Tuesday, CRT (lunch)
    Wednesday, H.O.B. after La Nouba
    Thursday - Universal Studios
    Friday Spirit of Aloha show
    Saturday Le Celier for dinner
    Sunday the Hoop Dee Doo Review/dinner

    We don't leave until the following Wednesday evening so I have free days to fill.

    I'd welcome any opinions - if I've missed something that shouldn't be missed, or made a particularly bad choice, I'm all ears!

    Thank in advance!
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  3. marshmeloh

    marshmeloh Ev'rybody has a Laughing Place... mine is WDW!!!

    Jan 23, 2013
    Hey there!

    This sounds like a fun filled plan you have! For not having been before you've definitely picked some winners in my book!
  4. mggeary

    mggeary DIS Veteran

    Aug 28, 2011
    Good choices, but I'd skip spirit of aloha. In my opinion, a stinker, both the food and show.
  5. wdwpirates

    wdwpirates Don't lose ya soul cuz it's all ya got. - DH

    Feb 5, 2005
    I have to agree here. Spirit of Aloha is just not worth the cash or dining plan credits. IMO you'd do better at 'Ohana. The food great! And there is entertainment on a smaller scale.

    Other than that you've got some great choices!! :cool1:
  6. akmomesq

    akmomesq Earning My Ears

    Sep 24, 2009
    Thanks for the feedback! I'll check out Ohana and see about switching.
    Much appreciated!
  7. Carriesouthard

    Carriesouthard Mouseketeer

    May 13, 2012
    Ohana for sure!!! Our fave.
  8. Bama4Disney

    Bama4Disney Mouseketeer

    Feb 24, 2005
    Agree on the recommendation regarding the Ohana instead of the Spirit of Aloha. Ohana is the best, we just made our reservation for June dinner. Great family time!
  9. akmomesq

    akmomesq Earning My Ears

    Sep 24, 2009
    Yikes. I'm having trouble getting an ADR at Ohana!
    Is it possible to sometimes get in closer to the date? If I just keep checking between now and the day we want to go, is there a chance of getting in? I thought we were going during a fairly slow time but no luck.
  10. STLnative

    STLnative Mouseketeer

    Sep 10, 2012
    I'm going to go against the grain on Spirit of Aloha - we liked it. The show is cheesy but cute (loved the fire dancer!). And they've apparently just gotten a new menu. I liked most of the food on the old menu with the exception of the ribs and the volcano dessert, which are both gone now.

    That said, we also liked 'Ohana, so it's not like it would be a tragedy to switch or anything. And you also have Hoop De Doo, so you'd still see at least one dinner show.

    We have also visited Sanaa and Le Cellier from your list and loved them. They are both in my top 5 favorites on property.
  11. Cindie-rella

    Cindie-rella ...Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age.

    May 23, 2004
    I agree about skipping Spirit of Aloha. We liked it, didn't "love" it and wouldn't do it again However, HDDR we are doing again this trip. Want our 8 y.o. DGD to see it. It's fun to say the least. We're staying at POLY this time and cannot wait to try O'Hana's for dinner at least once during our stay. Never ate at Mama Melrose's but at HS we really enjoyed 50's Prime Time good fun and good food and the Sci-Fi Drive-in Theater is really different. Love their BLT soup! Just something different having lunch in a drive-in movie atmosphere...that would be my suggestions for lunch at HS. You chose great places...Too many choices, never enough time! ::sad2:
  12. jennabcassell

    jennabcassell Mouseketeer

    Apr 25, 2010
    Some of my faves not to be missed:
    Raglans at DTD
    Tokyo Dining
    Sci fi dine in or 50prime time. I have to say that I was not impresses with mama Melroses. It felt like an Olive Garden or worse. Not very Disney feeling.
    Bier garden is pretty good
    And most others around Epcot.
    Remember try to book your reservations where you want to be for the night. Or close to it that way you don't have to waste too much time traveling,

    what resort are you staying at? Maybe try to eat there?

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