Disneymoon on the DDP

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  1. GusT

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    Let me just say that this is my first dining review so.... I'm not quite sure how to attack this, but I will give it my best shot!

    Background info:

    We Disneymooned from May 27th till June 1st.
    Cast included Me (Erica 25) and DH (Jamie 34).
    We used the DDP and LOVED it!!!! It was so easy to use and having everything paid for in advance made our trip even more stress free. I really can't say enough about it!!

    Places to be reviewed:
    CS:
    Sassagoula Floatworks (Food Court at POFQ I am unsure of the exact name at this time)
    Sunshine Seasons (Epcot)
    Cantina de San Angel (Mexico CS in Epcot)
    Typhoon Tilly's (Typhoon Lagoon)
    Pizzafari (Animal Kingdom)
    Cosmic Rays (MK)

    TS:
    Sci-Fi (MGM)
    Le Cellier (Epcot)
    O'hana (Poly)
    Chef Mickey's (Contemporary)
    Whispering Canyon Cafe (Wilderness Lodge)

    I will be back shortly to start the reviews.....Hold tight!!

    -Erica
     
  2. GusT

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    Ok, Here we go!!

    Day 1

    Lunch Sassagoula Floatworks

    This is the food court at POFQ. It was divided into 4 different windows. One was for pizza, and other "Italian" fares, one was for burgers and fries, one was desserts, and one was subs and salads.

    We had just flown in and hadn't had anything since our airport bagels. Jamie had a double cheeseburger and fries. I had the philly cheese steak and fries. Since we were on the DDP we were entitled to dessert and both quickly chose the cheesecake with strawberries.

    This meal was very very good. DH's burger was cooked fresh while we waited as was my sandwich. My philly was large and had alot of meat, peppers and onions. The fries were really good too.
    The cheesecake was the best part. We probably aren't that picky about our cheesecake and we both really enjoyed it and returned later in the week for a late night cheesecake snack (but I will try to cover that later with all the snacks)

    We both enjoyed the food court and ate there again later in the week. If you are staying at the POFQ it is worth checking out. Very good desserts!!

    We spent this day at MGM and I don't think we ate anything else until our dinner that night

    Dinner Sci- Fi

    Our reservations were for 6:30. I think we checked in at about 6:15 and we were seated probably a little after our ADR. Let me just say make your ADRs!!!! We took a seat right behind the podium out front of the restaurant and heard many many people being turned away.

    We were seated right up front. Our waitress was great, I don't remember her name right now, but she was from Illinois. The atmosphere was really neat, I can't really remember the clips because I was so exhausted by this point. Between the wedding and traveling I was flat give out. I sat down in that car and the air conditioning made me so comfy and I just wanted to sleep. Anyway... on with the food

    Apps:
    Me- Onion Rings ......onion rings are one of my favorite foods and these did not disappoint, they were crispy with just the right amount of breading, I hate when you can't taste the onion for the breading!!
    DH- spinach artichoke dip..... this was also great it was very cheesy!! the chips were very crisp we both shared our apps and really enjoyed them both!

    Entrees:
    We both got whatever steak it is they have there. This was a mistake. You are at a drive-in..... order burgers or something. My gut told me to go with the chicken sandwich, but no..... I ordered the steak because those potatoes sounded really good. Well the potatoes were the worst part. Somehow DH ate them fine, but something in them made me gag and I can eat pretty much anything. The steaks were ordered medium and were a little over cooked. They had some sort of port wine glaze or something ( I should have had this left off and just asked for steak sauce) I thought it gave it a weird flavor, but DH ate his and most of mine. It also came with green beans. The "long skinny just steamed" kind of green beans, and well I didn't like them either. I'm from Tennessee, I prefer my green beans to be cooked long and slow and with bacon grease! But once again DH didn't have a problem and ate mine and his!!
    For dessert I had the apple crisp and DH had the cheesecake. I didn't like mine (I'm really not a picky eater I just didn't order on instinct here!). The apples were very bitter I ate the ice cream and left the rest. DH had the cheesecake. It had caramel corn and m&m's on the plate too. He shared with me even though he probably didn't want too!!! It was really really good. Second great cheesecake of the day!!

    After this we did a ride or two and a shop or two, then we headed back to the room where DH practically had to carry me to bed!!!


    Coming up:
    Sunshine seasons and Le Cellier and Cantina de San Angel
     
  3. wilma-bride

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    Great start to your reviews Erica :thumbsup2
     
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    Excellent:thumbsup2
     
  6. maiziezoe

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    Great start, Erica!!

    Don't foget to change your sig line... "DF" is now your DH!! Congrats! :flower3:
     
  7. Busymom85

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    Great review so far, can't wait for more.
     
  8. AbbyPan

    AbbyPan "...oh he's a codfish, a codfish, a codfish..."

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    Thanks for posting! I will be at POFQ for my Disneymoon-very helpful!:thumbsup2
     
  9. TruBlu

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    Great start! Can't wait to read the rest.
     
  10. goiu

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    Looking forward to reading more! Congratulations!!
     
  11. GusT

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    Ok, now where was I......?
    Day2

    Lunch: Sunshine Seasons

    So after a very long wait for a very disappointing ride on Test Trak, we were both starving. I had planned our days where we ate at 11 everyday to avoid the crowds, but apparently when the sign at TT says 40 min. it means 1 hour and 40 min. So now we were hitting sunshine seasons at noon!! So after a very quick look around we just impulsively chose the Chinese like place. I think just because it had no line and was right in front of us. I can't even tell you what we got, because the pans weren't labeled and we just pointed and said "I'll take that one and the red one...." or something like that.
    Then we began our search for a table.....this took another 10 min. of stalking people that looked like they were done. DH found us a table and we inhaled our food. It wasn't the best "chinese" I have ever had, but it was pretty good, and filling.
    For dessert, I had the Soarin' Brulee, and Jamie had a piece of chocolate cake. Both desserts were fabulous!! Sunshine seasons is the best place to go if you want variety in your dessert choices! They had so many I would have been happy with!!!


    Thanks to all who are reading and for all of the encouraging words. I will try to write again later....but now I have to work!!

    -Erica
     
  12. GusT

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    Congrats!! We had a great time!! The resort is beautiful! You can also get a horse and buggy ride around POR and POFQ. We found out about this too late to take advantage of it..
     
  13. disneyjunebug

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    You are doing a great job Erica!! Looking forward to more!
     
  14. GusT

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    So after lunch we hit the World Showcase (which we loved!!) and had a few snacks through out the day. We had ate lunch around noon and our reservation for Le Cellier wasn't until 7:30.

    Snacks: Kaki Gori, Nachos, Beer, and Pastries!

    First I had to have a Kaki Gori from Japan. This was good and refreshing, but we have a place at home that is much better.
    DH had a beer when we reached the US.
    By the time we reached Mexico we were pretty hungry and were in need of a break so we hit the Mexican CS and shared an order of nachos and another beer for DH. These nachos were pretty good. Not the best I've had, but far from the worst. They had lots of seasoned beef, nacho cheese, black beans (which I liked, I don't care for refried beans), tomatoes, and peppers. The chips were really good and tasted very fresh. We had a table near the water and just sat here and relaxed for awhile.
    We decided instead of making a circle and getting back to Canada by way of Future World, we would take another stroll around the Showcase.
    We stopped in France because I had missed the pastry shop earlier and I wanted to get something (anything!!) from there. I chose an apple turnover and DH had an eclair. It was getting pretty close to our dinner time so we decided to have them packaged to go and save them for breakfast..... yeah right......give my DH anything that resembles a donut and it will vanish before you even knew he had it!! He really enjoyed it to say the least. The filling was chocolate and he had no trouble finishing it in record time. He did let me have a very small bite. I took one bite of my turnover and as hard as it was, I put it back in the bag to save it for breakfast. It was great!! There had to have been a pound of butter in my turnover alone!! It was so flaky and buttery, the filling was more like applesauce rather than whole apples and it was very very good.

    Even with all this eating our way around the world.... We were still hungry for Le Cellier.....
     
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    Oh wow, you have my mouth watering at the sound of that apple turnover...

    I think we will have to try Sunshine Seasons next trip - we'll just have to make sure not to get in line for TT just before we want to eat ;)
     
  16. GusT

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    Now I will review the best meal of our trip....(although none of the remaining dinners we had were bad)

    Dinner: Le Cellier

    We checked in a little early for our 7:30 ADR. I didn't really notice the time, but I think we were seated around 7:20. We sat on the bench outside while we were waiting and took in the sights of Canada. The flowers around the restaurant were just beautiful....but on with the food!!!

    First we were given the breads with a brief explanation of each one ( I was actually in the ladies so I missed this, hey I've been on the DIS, I know which one I wanted to try!!). And yes, the pretzel bread was our favorite!

    Apps:
    Me: Shrimp Cocktail- The shrimp were tossed with a horseradish-chili sauce and served on a bed of wasabi cole slaw. This was really good and a very generous portion. There were probably 12-15 nice sized shrimp in here and I really liked the chili sauce. The wasabi cole slaw was also good, but I couldn't eat all of it, I was running low on coke and I didn't want to be caught with a hot mouth and no server in sight.
    DH: Duck 2 Ways- I had never had duck, but Jamie had and he really enjoyed this, in no time there was just a small pile of bones left. He gave me a bite and I liked it too. We eat alot of different game at home, but I had never tried duck.

    Entrees:
    Me: 7 oz. Filet- This was glazed with maple barbeque sauce and served over cream cheese mashed potatoes. OMG.....this was delicious!!! I ordered it medium and it was perfect!!! Alot of people here on the boards have suggested ordering it without the sauce, but I love bbq sauce and this did not dissapoint.
    DH: Mushroom Filet- This filet was served over mushroom risotto and topped with fried parsnips. This was just as good as mine. Jamie let me try a bite and the flavors went so well together. I was unsure of this one, it sounded a bit fancy for my DH, but he loved it and I will have to agree, they got the flavor combo right on this one!!

    Desserts:
    Me: Chocolate "Moose"- This was just as cute in person as it was on the DIS boards. It even tasted great! The cookies that made up the ears and the tongue were really good! I wasn't even going to try them, but I gave them a shot and ate them all!! I couldn't quite finish the whole chocolate mousse, but what I did eat of it was great!!
    DH: Chocolate Whiskey Cake- DH loves chocolate cake. The only desserts he ate at WDW were chocolate cake and cheesecake. He really liked this one, I think it was his favorite (actually I think they were all his favorite!!). He gave me a bite and I could sense the whiskey. I say sense, because you couldn't really taste it, but there was something about it that let off an essence of whiskey as it neared your mouth. I would agree with him that it was good, but I really liked my chocolate moose better!

    Overall, I think this was our favorite meal of the trip. The restaurant itself is really beautiful inside. I didn't think the tables were too close. It seemed to me that the tables for two were pretty close together, but it didn't seem that the big tables were. Our server's name was Adam I believe and he was very good. I had read a few bad reviews of this place before we went, but we loved it and it is on our list of must do's for next year!!

    Up next: Typhoon Tilly's, Pecos Bill's, and Chef Mickey's
     
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    Great review - I am really excited to try Le Cellier in just over 2 months :cool1:
     
  18. budbeerlady

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    Thanks for the reviews, and congrats!
     
  19. pammypooh

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    Great reivews so far! Thank you for sharing! I did a Disneymoon too, though 15 years ago!

    Pam
     
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    Congratulations!

    Excellent reviews. I have been looking to see what people thought of eating at Typhoon Lagoon, so I am anxiously awaiting more reviews. :)
     
  21. Schucraig

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    Great reviews! I can't wait for more!:)
     

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