Grand Gatherings & more! 1 year of Disney Dining! Illuminations Grand Gathering 5/26

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  1. OneTreeHillAddict

    OneTreeHillAddict CNC Photography of Myrtle Beach, SC

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    Hello everyone! I'm back with a MASSIVE amount of dining pictures for you! I hope you're ready. In the next few days I will be adding a ton of new information including those hard to find pictures and reviews from the Grand Gathering events! Stay tuned!



    Safari Grand Gathering at the Animal Kingdom
    Illuminations Grand Gathering at Epcot
    Teppan Edo http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=33866357&postcount=217
    Chef Mickey's http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=33925766&postcount=234
    Tony's
    50's Prime Time
    HDDMR (front row seats!!!)
    O'Hana http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=34182842&postcount=252
    Tusker House Breakfast http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=34183518&postcount=255
    Yak n Yeti http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=34196246&postcount=262
    Kona
    Garden Grill
    Chef De France
    Tutto Italia
    Grand Floridian Cafe
    The Mara http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=33857029&postcount=216
    Sunshine Seasons & Pop Century food court http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=33879953&postcount=220

    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=34182842&postcount=252


    + many more counter service locations! I will add them here as they're out into the dining report.




    Dining Report #1:This will be my first ever dining review. I feel like this trip was more about dining that doing stuff at the parks so it's only appropiate to do a report over here too. We were at Disney from August 28th until September 7th. We were on the dining plan for 8 days. This was our first time doing the deluxe dining. We upgraded from the free dining to deluxe. I think it was $30 more per day per adult and $10 more per day per child. The places you will be reading about..

    Breakfast:

    Crystal Palace http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=27607153&postcount=32

    Tusker House http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=27744076&postcount=77

    Cape May Cafe http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=27886115&postcount=97

    Princess Storybook http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=27600786&postcount=21

    Kona Cafe http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=27598044&postcount=10

    O'Hana http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=27673162&postcount=60

    1900 Park Fare http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=28108970&postcount=106



    Lunch

    Garden Grill http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=27600786&postcount=21

    Tony's Town Square http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=27607153&postcount=32

    Sci Fi http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=27628731&postcount=51

    The Plaza http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=27673162&postcount=60

    Le Cellier http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=27886115&postcount=97

    Kona Cafe http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=28155699&postcount=118

    Yak n Yeti http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=27744076&postcount=77
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    Dinner or Dinner Show

    Chef Mickeys http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=27607153&postcount=32

    50's Prime Time http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=27628731&postcount=51

    1900 Park Fare http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=27727923&postcount=71

    Polynesian Luau http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=27744089&postcount=78

    O'Hana http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=27886222&postcount=98

    Liberty Tree Tavern http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=28136822&postcount=115

    Mickey's Backyard BBQ http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=30204404&postcount=135

    Teppan Edo http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=27600786&postcount=21


    Wonderland Tea Party http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=28108546&postcount=104

    Snacks in France and Morocco http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=27886115&postcount=97

    Magic Kingdom Snacks http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=27607153&postcount=32

    We were a party of 2 adults and three children (one age 2 so he shared from our plates). This write up will be all about the food, nothing else. If you'd like to see our full trip report you can find it in the link below.


    Dining Report #2:

    December 13th - December 21st 2008
    Free Dining (Regular...we did not upgrade to deluxe this time)

    CBR Food Court http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=30422175&postcount=153

    Flame Tree BBQ http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=30422175&postcount=153

    O'Hana Dinner http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=30445485&postcount=157

    Garden Grill http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=30541056&postcount=162

    Tusker House Breakfast http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=30594892&postcount=163

    Pepper Market http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=31133154&postcount=168

    Teppan Edo http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=30238016&postcount=149

    Kona Cafe Breakfast http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=31416633&postcount=190

    Tony's Grand Gathering Breakfast http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=31490356&postcount=205

    Liberty Tree Tavern (Note: They no longer have characters at this location!) http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=32240570&postcount=215

    Snacks from Norway! http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=31319654&postcount=181

    Snacks from Sunshine Seasons! http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=30484120&postcount=158


     
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  3. accountingbabe08

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    first one to join in can't wait to read your dining reviews.
     
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    I'm in. We're on the DXDDP on our next trip and eating at a few of the same places.
     
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    I'm in.....popcorn::
     
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    I'm in! We're headed down in Jan. and doing alot of the same places.:goodvibes
     
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    We're using the DxDDP in a couple of weeks so I can't wait to hear about your dining experiences! Bring on the food!
     
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    Looking forward to your reviews:thumbsup2 We just decided to do deluxe and plan to eat at many of the places you have listed! Thanks for doing this!:goodvibes
     
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  11. OneTreeHillAddict

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    We had ADR's at Kona on the 29th. This was the first time we'd eaten here ever! Sidney (my husband) and I both ordered this...

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    This is called "The Big Kahuna" and is $11.99. This is the BEST breakfast I've ever had at Disney! The macadamian nut pancakes were wonderful! I'm married to a culinary graduate and we've had many flavors of pancakes...but these...delicious! Even he agreed with me! This plate is the perfect blend of everything! I am not a fan of Disney eggs, but that's just me. The potatoes were seasoned perfectly, the bacon was crisp, and the sausage and ham...also great! The french toast I could not eat...I was stuffed but we saved it for later and even warmed up it was good!

    The kids tried out the kids meals..they all loved their food too. Here is what they had.

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    Our server was not the best but she was okay. We had to ask her for everything. The restaurant was nice and clean and we only had to wait about 5 minutes for our table. I highly recommend this place! We will be going back! If you're not a big eater the Big Kahuna is enough for two!

    For lunch this day we ate at Capt Cooks. DH had the club sandwich with chips and the rest of us had chicken tenders with fruit. Everything was very good. There's not a huge selection in that food court when compared to others. I spaced out and didn't take pictures here. Sorry. Same with the pizza we bought at the Grand Floridian. The large Pepperoni and Cheese was less than $20 and was enough for the 5 of us. If you're craving pizza while at the Magic Kingdom a Pizza is just a monorail ride away! :laughing:
     
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    Subscribing!:thumbsup2
     
  13. Belle_373

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    Kona for breakfast is always a must do for me! I can't wait to try the macadamian nut pancakes next time I go. I usually stick with the tonga toast.
     
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    Gorgeous kids! I love the Kahuna platter too and cannot wait to eat it next month!
     
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    OneTreeHillAddict CNC Photography of Myrtle Beach, SC

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    I wanted to try the toast but these pancakes were screaming "Try us try us!!!" And I was so glad I did! The Tonga Toast sounds yum too! It's on my list for next time! I could totally enjoy this meal for tonights dinner and be a happy woman! :rotfl2:
     
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    OneTreeHillAddict CNC Photography of Myrtle Beach, SC

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    Thanks! Thanks to Kona I'm already planning another trip! :lmao:
     
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    Can't wait to hear your reviews. I just scheduled our trip for next June. I am thinking about a lot of the same restaurants that are on your list!
     
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    excited to read more popcorn::
     
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    Can't wait for more, beautiful kiddos!!:goodvibes
     
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    I'm trying to talk DH into DxDDP for our next trip, so I am waiting for more...and a great job so far!
     
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