Favorites list and Why?

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  1. Iloveeliot

    Iloveeliot DIS Veteran

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    Please tell me your favorites in each of these categories AND WHY:

    Favorite Magic Kingdom 1 credit table service:
    Favorite Epcot 1 credit table service:
    Favorite Hollywood Studios 1 credit table service:
    Favorite Animal Kingdom 1 credit table service:
    Favorite DTD 1 credit table service:
    Favorite overall DTD restaurant:
    Favorite Resort 1 credit table service:
    Favorite Character Meal:
    Favorite 2 credit or expensive restaurant:

    Bonus: Is the cost of Cinderellas Royale Table worth it if you don't have kids but enjoy character meals?
    Extra Bonus: What DTD night entertainment spot would you pick if you weren't a drinker?

    Thanks everyone!
     
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  3. Pakey

    Pakey <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/509

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    MK-Be Our Guest
    EP-Biergarten
    DHS-Sci Fi
    AK-Tusker Character Breakfast
    DTD-Raglan Road
    Overall DTD-Portabello Yacht Club
    Overall 1 Credit-Sanaa
    Overall Character-Tusker Breakfast
    Overall Expensive-Bluezoo
    CRT-no
    DTD Entertainment-Cirque de Soleil
     
  4. wdwfan757

    wdwfan757 Mouseketeer

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    Favorite Magic Kingdom 1 credit table service: LTT for lunch because it's not standard park fare and ooey gooey toffee cake.

    Favorite Epcot 1 credit table service: Via Napoli - It tastes good and it's quite filling.

    Favorite Hollywood Studios 1 credit table service: Mama Melrose - best bang for your buck. I haven't tried 50's Primetime though. I actually really enjoyed my turkey sandwich at sci-fi dine in, but I wouldn't waste a credit out of it. It's a good out of pocket light lunch if you have heavy dinner plans though.

    Favorite Animal Kingdom 1 credit table service: I've never done TS at AK, so I can't say anything here. I can eat flametree twice in one day though.

    Favorite DTD 1 credit table service: I would've said Fulton's a few years ago, but I wasn't that impressed on my last visit (Jan 2012). I've had planet hollywood and rainforest cafe in the past. Meh. I think I'll try Bongos next time

    Favorite overall DTD restaurant: Earl of Sandwich

    Favorite Resort 1 credit table service: TIE: Trail's End for dinner or Whispering Canyon for lunch

    Favorite Character Meal: Never been to one!

    Favorite 2 credit or expensive restaurant: BLUEZOO! Im a big seafood junkie, and I'm pretty picky, but their fresh fish of the day floored me AND the non-seafood eater I was with. It's also a nice short break back to adult-ville (not stuffy at all though). It's the only restaurant to crack my must-do list without being aided by childhood nostalgia.

    Le Cellier was good, but not great. I'm looking forward to trying Yachtsman next. I didn't care for Hollywood Brown Derby much.


    Extra Bonus: What DTD night entertainment spot would you pick if you weren't a drinker? Probably Splittsville. DisneyQuest has really gone downhill in the last couple years. If you have the free voucher, it's probably worth a shot


    Good luck!
     
  5. disnmooner2013

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    See Below:

    Favorite Magic Kingdom 1 credit table service: Be Our Guest. Best of not many good T.S. restaurants in MK.
    Favorite Epcot 1 credit table service: Via Napoli. Best pizza on Disney property.
    Favorite Hollywood Studios 1 credit table service: Mama Melroses. Good standard Italian food.
    Favorite Animal Kingdom 1 credit table service: Yak & Yetti. Fried Wonton desert.
    Favorite DTD 1 credit table service: Wolfgang Puck The Cafe. Best selection and variety at DTD for 1 t.s credit.
    Favorite overall DTD restaurant: Earl of Sandwich. Can not beat the quality and value.
    Favorite Resort 1 credit table service: Sanaa. Good food and only restaurant you can view animals while eating at.
    Favorite Character Meal: Crystal Palace for breakfast. Good food and very good character interaction.
    Favorite 2 credit or expensive restaurant: NO DOUBT VICTORIA & ALBERT'S. BEST DINING EXPERIENCE IN DISNEY WORLD.

    Bonus: Is the cost of Cinderellas Royale Table worth it if you don't have kids but enjoy character meals? CRT to me is not worth it because the quality of food is not worth the absorbenent price.
     
  6. fuzzlekins

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    MK: BOG because the castle is beautiful and the food we had was quite good. Service was of course great as well.
    Epcot: Rose & Crown Pub. I loved, loved, loved their vegetable pie and mash. Best thing I had all week on our last trip. Their sticky toffee bread pudding is also delish. And if you get a 7:20ish reservation and get on the back patio, they've got a great view of Illuminations.
    HS: 50s Prime Time - AWESOME theming and atmosphere. It's key to get a great waiter and if you do, it will be very memorable! The meatloaf, pot roast, and fried chicken are all yummy (and I don't even like meatloaf). Really liked their cherry Sprite too.
    AK: Have only done Tusker House TS here for lunch. We definitely enjoyed it.
    Character Meal: Chef Mickey's for breakfast. Have heard very mixed reviews here and I'm pretty picky when it comes to food quality but my family all enjoyed this one the most, hands down (we've done 6 character meals total to date).

    If you don't have kids, I do not think Cinderella's Royal Table is worth it, at least for lunch. The food was okay but not spectacular and the character interaction is no more than any other character meal.
     
  7. figment_jii

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    My answers are in purple. :)

     
  8. sephorachick

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    Favorite Magic Kingdom 1 credit table service: LTT food everyone will like :)
    Favorite Epcot 1 credit table service: Biergarten plus its FUN!
    Favorite Hollywood Studios 1 credit table service: Primetime 50s had a blast!
    Favorite Animal Kingdom 1 credit table service: n/a
    Favorite DTD 1 credit table service:T-rex is fun & good food
    Favorite overall DTD restaurant: wolfgang
    Favorite Resort 1 credit table service: Kona or whispering Canyon
    Favorite Character Meal: Chef Mickeys!
    Favorite 2 credit or expensive restaurant: Yachtsmen Steakhouse

    Bonus: Is the cost of Cinderellas Royale Table worth it if you don't have kids but enjoy character meals? YES! I was there is 4 adult party in Oct for bfast & we had so much fun & the food was excellent. I'd go back 4 sure :)

    Extra Bonus: What DTD night entertainment spot would you pick if you weren't a drinker? Raglan Road has dancers performing ever so often to enjoy :) sit @ bar & get appetizer & sodas?
     
  9. jnfr2424

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    Favorite Magic Kingdom 1 credit table service: Plaza great Reuben sandwiches and I love sharing Banana Splits
    Favorite Epcot 1 credit table service:Chefs de France - great food and decor (great pricing -even with no DDP)
    Favorite Hollywood Studios 1 credit table service:
    SCi-Fi food is good but its all about the atmoshpere
    Favorite Animal Kingdom 1 credit table service:Tusker House
    Favorite DTD 1 credit table service:Ragland Road IMO its a hidden gem
    Favorite overall DTD restaurant:Earl of Sandwich
    Favorite Resort 1 credit table service:Cape May Cafe - for a seafood lover like me!!
    Favorite Character Meal:The Garden Grill - with the rotating restaraunt its like the characters are hidden!
    Favorite 2 credit or expensive restaurant:
    Narcoosee's again seafood lover and I just love the atmosphere

    The Bonus Question: The Castle is one of those try it once in a lifetime things and DTD either Ragland Road or Bongos
     
  10. MickeyGs

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    Favorite Magic Kingdom 1 credit table service: Liberty Tree Tavern lunch.. we like the atmosphere, food and ooey gooey toffee cake, of course! prices are also reasonable
    Favorite Epcot 1 credit table service: Haven't had too many sit downs here, but so far Coral Reef... I had the best food here, and if we got a seat by the tank it would have been even better!
    Favorite Hollywood Studios 1 credit table service: 50s Prime Time. Only had that and MMelrose, just preferred 50s theme, though it's been a looong time since I've been there
    Favorite Animal Kingdom 1 credit table service: only did Tusker House breakfast. It was yummy!
    Favorite DTD 1 credit table service: -
    Favorite overall DTD restaurant: WPE pizza and EOS sandwiches are both good, haven't eaten much there
    Favorite Resort 1 credit table service: Boma last year, Sanaa this year.. though I really enjoy O'hana as well. Boma just wasn't *as* good for me this year
    Favorite Character Meal: ooooh... interaction was crystal palace, food was tusker house.
    Favorite 2 credit or expensive restaurant: -
     
  11. PoohsFan1

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    My answers are in Red :goodvibes
     
  12. AirGoofy

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    Please tell me your favorites in each of these categories AND WHY:

    Favorite Magic Kingdom 1 credit table service: Plaza - burgers and milkshakes
    Favorite Epcot 1 credit table service: Via Napoli - pizza
    Favorite Hollywood Studios 1 credit table service: none
    Favorite Animal Kingdom 1 credit table service: Yak n Yeti
    Favorite DTD 1 credit table service: Bongos (not sure if on DP) - plantaines and music
    Favorite overall DTD restaurant: Fulton's - King Crab Claws
    Favorite Resort 1 credit table service: ESPN Club - draft beer and bar food
    Favorite Character Meal: CRT Breakfast or Akershus Breakfast - princesses & stuffed french toast or princess & cold buffet cinnamon roll
    Favorite 2 credit or expensive restaurant: Fulton's or Narcoosee's - lobster

    Bonus: Is the cost of Cinderellas Royale Table worth it if you don't have kids but enjoy character meals?

    Yes, for breakfast. It is a really fun experience, and the stuffed french toast is amazing.
     
  13. MichelleWDWfan

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    Favorite Magic Kingdom 1 credit table service: Crystal Palace. (I haven't eaten at BOG yet - soon though!)

    Favorite Epcot 1 credit table service: Le Chefs de France - great ambience and you get to meet Remy!

    Favorite Hollywood Studios 1 credit table service: 50's Primetime Cafe -Lots of food for your money and it's alot of fun!

    Favorite Animal Kingdom 1 credit table service: Tusker House - Food is great and character interaction is top notch. (They need more TS in AK)

    Favorite DTD 1 credit table service: Raglan Road - a hidden gem.
    Favorite overall DTD restaurant: Raglan Road

    Favorite Resort 1 credit table service: Boma

    Favorite Character Meal: Tusker House or Cape May Cafe - Both really good.

    Favorite 2 credit or expensive restaurant: Citrico's
    Not accepted on the dining plan & expensive? Victoria & Alberts - Costly but a gourmet meal unlike any other in WDW.

    Bonus: Is the cost of Cinderellas Royale Table worth it if you don't have kids but enjoy character meals?
    CRT is worth it for the experience...at least 1 time...kids or not. The food is ok, it's the atmosphere of being inside the castle, that's totally worth it.

    Extra Bonus: What DTD night entertainment spot would you pick if you weren't a drinker? Cirque du Soleil. THere's also the Atlantic Dance Hall at the Boardwalk. :)
     
  14. Brook1099

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    Have a great trip, Love doing the survey :)
     
  15. VACamm

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    1. Liberty Tree Tavern... We LOVE the meal... Delicious!

    2. Rose and Crown... Great food... Fun atmosphere

    3. Mama Melroses... Love the Calamari and Sangria

    4. AK.... Not eaten TS here yet but in June we have ADRs for Yak and Yeti and Tusker House so I will let you know :)

    5. Wolfgang Pucks .... Omg best meal ever.

    6. Rainforest Cafe.... My kids and I always enjoy the atmosphere

    7. Boma.... The selection is amazing and Zebra Domes are to die for

    8. Crystal Palace... Love the Pooh characters and its tradition for our family

    9. Never done a 2 credit restaurant but would love to one day!

    Bonus: Never been to Cinderellas Table

    Extra Bonus: Ragland Road
     
  16. BDL

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    See above for answers
     
  17. mare07

    mare07 Earning My Ears

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    I will caveat that we never do the dining plan. I actually had to go to the dining plan pdf to make sure everything is correct based on credits, but I may be off on one, sorry if that's the case!

    1. Liberty Tree Tavern - We are just a fan of the dinner, atmosphere, etc. Never had a bad meal here.

    2. Biergarten - it was really between this and Les Chefs. We usually snack our way around Epcot so we haven't eaten at either lately, but they are both fun with good food. We are eating at Via Napoli in a week and I'm excited to try it after all the good reviews, though!

    3. 50's Prime Time - Fun atmosphere, good comfort food. Service is really dependent on the server, but it's usually a great time.

    4. No comment as I've never actually eaten at a TS at DAK. Odd, because I worked here for over a year, but we always go to Flame Tree (yum!)

    5. Portobello - Good meal, good service, often overlooked. Nothing fancy, though.

    6. Earl of Sandwich - Yummy meal. Line can be intimidating, but moves quickly. Real choice? Ghiradelli, but that offers little in the way of nutrition, haha!

    7. Boma - The food is always interesting and one of the better buffet experiences overall. Cape May seafood buffet comes in a close 2nd here.
    If we do breakfast it's at Kona Cafe for the coffee and Tonga Toast!

    7a. We love, love, love Hoop Dee Doo! I have a special place for it because I worked at Fort Wilderness for my CP program, but the show always makes me laugh and the food is typically yummy :-)

    8. Norway - We are way out of the character dining experience (my sister and I are the "kids" at 25 and 28 with no kids yet!), but I'm going to go with Norway here.

    9. We are bad planners and rarely decide on our trip 180 days out, so the choice of restaurants tends to be limited. We are lucky enough to be able to eat almost anywhere, so Signature dining typically includes many of our dinners (they're a pretty easy get late except for Cali Grill and Le Cell):

    Honestly, if you enjoy an experience, wine, and consider yourself open to trying new and amazing dishes then Victoria & Alberts with the wine pairing is completely and utterly amazing. Best dinner I've ever had, hands down. We jokingly called it Vicky & Al's before we went and two courses in my dad said he would never call it that again.

    V&A not sound like your cup of tea? I love the Brown Derby and haven't had a bad meal here, though service can be slow at times and I've seen mixed reviews overall. We are also big fans of Le Cellier and Yachtsman. We've eaten at Cali Grill twice but it's been a while and it's hard to get ADR's. If you can get them, GO.

    I would say the best thing about the signatures is that the service is typically impeccable, servers knowledgeable and attentive, overall a more leisurely experience, and the food of fantastic quality. We also enjoy sharing a bottle of wine, so the wine lists here are all great as well.

    Never done the CRT and never hung out at DTD.
     
  18. hotcarib

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    Please tell me your favorites in each of these categories AND WHY:

    Favorite Magic Kingdom 1 credit table service: Liberty Tree
    Favorite Epcot 1 credit table service: Akershus!!
    Favorite Hollywood Studios 1 credit table service:Mama Melrose
    Favorite Animal Kingdom 1 credit table service: Yak &Yeti!!!!!
    Favorite DTD 1 credit table service: Raglan Road
    Favorite overall DTD restaurant: Tie: Raglan and Wolfgang Puck (DH would add T.Rex)
    Favorite Resort 1 credit table service: Boma, a must!
    Favorite Character Meal: 'Ohana breakfast
    Favorite 2 credit or expensive restaurant: Le Cellier; last seating because the atmosphere then is so chill

    Bonus: Is the cost of Cinderellas Royale Table worth it if you don't have kids but enjoy character meals? Yes, especially if you book the more relaxed last seating
    Extra Bonus: What DTD night entertainment spot would you pick if you weren't a drinker? The area around Paradiso, lots of musicians, and human statues, plus overlooking the water and you can see the amazing white birds sleeping in the trees
     
  19. budafam

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    Favorite Magic Kingdom 1 credit table service: Liberty Tree Tavern.. love the pot roast!
    Favorite Epcot 1 credit table service: Biergarten - being from Wisconsin, I like the German food
    Favorite Hollywood Studios 1 credit table service: 50's Prime Time... again, pot roast.
    Favorite Animal Kingdom 1 credit table service: Yak & Yeti just for the appetizers & yummy wonton dessert!
    Favorite DTD 1 credit table service: T-Rex! I have kids but still... I loved the food and the place was just cool!
    Favorite overall DTD restaurant: again, T-Rex.. same reasons as above.
    Favorite Resort 1 credit table service: Boma! The seafood gumbo got me hooked.
    Favorite Character Meal: 1900 Park Fare, either breakfast or dinner... I found both to be great, the characters are excellent and strawberry soup! Hello!!!
    Favorite 2 credit or expensive restaurant: California Grill just because of the sushi.

    Bonus: Is the cost of Cinderellas Royale Table worth it if you don't have kids but enjoy character meals? I think it is. I'm probably in the minority but being in the castle is worth it to me... the princesses are okay but the food we had everytime has been fantastic.
    Extra Bonus: What DTD night entertainment spot would you pick if you weren't a drinker? I would say Splitsville but I haven't been there yet either.
     
  20. stink

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    MK - Tonys Town Square...however I have never been to Be Our Guest

    Epcot - Chefs France tied with Rose & Crown, Food & atmosphere

    Hollywood Studios - 50s Prime Time Case, why fun

    Animal Kingdom - Never had TS, can't comment

    DTD - tie between T-Rex for atmosphere, food & Cotton-tini (great with kiddos who love Dinos), Raglan Road for great Fish & Chips, Beer, Hard Cider & entertainment(more for adults)

    Resort - tie between Ohana, Kona & Whispering Canyon, Fun & Food.
    Ohana great food and kids loved it, can be loud & busy, we had a great table near Window with great view of MK real treat for our extended family. Kona I did with adults only and I loved the food, more relaxed & quiet. Whispering Canyon was a riot, again with extended family, very loud, so much fun !

    Character Meal - 1900 Park Fare , best food,

    Two TS - Artist Point had one of the best meals I've had on property, from appetizers to desserts to specialty coffee's.....

    Really expensive Victoria & Alberts ! Took my parents there for their 50th Anniversary and it was a once in a life time meal...

    I did CRT years ago, just to say I ate at the Castle. Glad I experienced it. Probably will not do again...

    Evening Entertainment -
    I have never been a huge fan of DTD at night, used to like the Adventurers Club, since that closed I tend not to go there as much,

    What I like for Evening Entertainment, although not DTD...
    On the cheap, watch fireworks & stroll the Poly Beach. Tour the resorts & soak up the atmosphere. See the monorail resorts, kick back & relax in the lobby of choice, than take a Boat to WL. Also...walking the Boardwalk and touring Y & B & stopping for Ice Cream at Beeches N Cream or one of shops at the BW is always fun. Sometimes you run into a Jugglar or a magician along the BW.

    Little more Pricey - Carriage Ride around Port Orleans Resort. I think they also have them at Fort Wilderness

    A lot more pricey - Fireworks Cruise to watch Wishes or Illuminations

    Again these are not DTD but some non drinking options for the evening.
     
  21. minnie mum

    minnie mum Unapologetic Disney Fan(atic)

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