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  1. sjs314

    sjs314 "Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and

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    Your meal at Yachtsmen looked wonderful from start to finish.
     
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  3. disneydreaminA115

    disneydreaminA115 Long time lurker - coming out to play!

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    Just caught up on your review - I love it! You've made me all the more eager to take a Disney cruise for my first, and now I'm considering trying to snag a Yachtsman reservation.... eep! Can't wait to read more from you! :goodvibes
     
  4. Linda67

    Linda67 Has a Masters in Margaritas

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    Tuesday May 24th 2011

    Some mornings the sound of an alarm clock ringing is a truly awful sound and on Tuesday the 24th of May when the bell sounded at 6am I dearly wanted to switch it off and roll back over :sad2:

    I had to remind myself that I didn’t have to get out of bed, jump in the car and spend the next hour and a half stuck in London traffic; I was is Disney World and my early morning call was for a breakfast date with Pooh :banana:

    Even so it was with bleary eyes and weary feet that we stumbled out of the Wilderness Lodge and headed toward the boat dock

    The sun was only just coming up and if there was ever any doubt in our minds that it wasn’t worth the early morning wake-up call then look at the view that greeted us at the boat dock

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    Sunrise At Wilderness Lodge

    Shortly followed by this;

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    Main Street, Magic Kingdom, 7.40am :lovestruc

    I skipped up Main Street like a giddy school girl and after snapping many, many photos we headed over to Crystal Palace to check in

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    Crystal Palace

    Our ADR was for 8.05am and we were one of the first groups to be called forward

    Soon after we were seated our server appeared with a very welcome jug of coffee and asked us if we would like some juice or other drinks

    He also explained the route that the characters would take around the tables so that we would know when we had time to head to the buffet

    After a quick caffeine fix we headed over to fill our plates

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    My First Plate

    Everything was really very good, the fruit was very fresh, and I really had a craving for some cereal this morning so I really enjoyed this but the absolute winner was ‘Pooh’s Breakfast Casserole’ it was kind of like a Peach Cobbler and was a totally delicious and very indulgent breakfast dish; I may have gone back for more ;)

    For some reason I can’t seem to find a photo of DH breakfast :confused3
    I think I may have been face down in a plate full of Pooh’s Breakfast Casserole when he returned from the buffet :laughing: but I did note down what he ate

    He had some scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and for some strange reason a hard boiled egg :confused3

    He commented that everything was great apart from the bacon which was the same 'pretend' bacon that he had (not) enjoyed at Wilderness Lodge

    Whilst we were waiting for more of the characters we had time to head back to the buffet again

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    My second plate – Puffed French Toast and Chocolate Mickey Waffle

    I hadn’t tried a chocolate Mickey Waffle before so was curious to see what I thought, it was OK but not particularly full of chocolate flavour and I much prefer the regular Mickey Waffles.

    The Puffed French Toast was good, it was basically a sugar donut and there is nothing wrong with that :thumbsup2

    You may notice a lack of protein on my two plates but hey, carbs are an essential requirement of any self-respecting commando theme park tourist :hyper:

    Here is DH's second plate

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    Puffed French Toast, Pancakes and Pooh’s Breakfast Casserole

    DH was also a big fan of the Breakfast Casserole and really enjoyed his second plate carb-fest

    The star of the show popped by to say ‘Hello’

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    We settled our bill and headed out just in time for rope drop and worked our way around the attractions whilst the crowds were still light

    We decided to leave Magic Kingdom just before lunchtime but couldn’t resist picking up one of these on our way past Sleepy Hollow Refreshments

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    Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

    We shared this between us and it was delicious!

    A great use of a snack credit and more than enough for two to share, the cookies were fresh and the vanilla ice cream was wonderful :cloud9:

    That afternoon we decided to head to Typhoon Lagoon and in between floating around the lazy river we grabbed some lunch from Typhoon Tillys

    No photos of our late lunch as I didn’t take my camera to the Water Park with me

    I picked up a Tuna Sandwich with Chips; not as good as the WL sandwich but I still thought it was pretty good for a quick snack at a Water Park

    DH chose the Fish Basket with fries; he was really impressed with the fish, the batter was lovely and light and was very fresh

    Neither of us wanted dessert so declined to order one rather than take something only to throw it away

    It was a beautiful day and the sun was blazing so it was the perfect time to slap on the sunscreen and enjoy the water; we really enjoyed our time at TL but soon it was time to gather our belongings and head on out as we had an exciting night ahead

    Coming Up Next ………….. Yee Ha! – It’s The Hoop Dee Doo Review
     
  5. Linda67

    Linda67 Has a Masters in Margaritas

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    Isn't it wonderful that so many people have commented on Oscar - what a star :goodvibes

    DH raved about the Filet, and the red wine sauce was wonderful according to him :cloud9:

    Good thinking Joh!
    It would be perfect for an adult only trip :thumbsup2

    I can highly recommend both :thumbsup2

    That's the problem with ADRs, we are always booking then cancelling because we need to fit something else in ;)

    It sure was :goodvibes

    If we go back to YS we would 100% ask for Oscar again :goodvibes

    So many restaurants, so little time :laughing:

    It really was a wonderful meal and a lovely evening :hug:

    Thanks for reading, there is still plenty more to come :goodvibes
     
  6. sjs314

    sjs314 "Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and

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    We have an 8:05 ADR for CP too! I am so excited about it now! Staying at WL also :) love your pic of the SunRise from the dock. I was wondering if the boat ran early enough to take it for our breakfast ADR, now I know :thumbsup2
     
  7. Linda67

    Linda67 Has a Masters in Margaritas

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    Wow, you are doing the same trip :goodvibes
    The boat to the Magic Kingdom only starts running one hour prior to park opening, so in our case it didn't start running until 8am as the park opened at 9am and we had an 8.05am ADR
    The boat to the Contemporary starts running way before the MK boat.
    It starts at around 6.30am so we hopped on that and then walked to MK from there (only a 5 min walk)
    We left WL at around 6.45 and were standing outside MK at 7.10am
    The CMs start letting you into MK at around 7.40am so we probably didn't need to get there as early as we did but it did mean we were first into the park :banana:
     
  8. wilma-bride

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    We love CP breakfast. The puffed french toast is my favourite. I was so excited to see chocolate Mickey waffles there last time but I did NOT like them at all. To me they tasted burnt and not very chocolatey :sad2:

    That picture from the boat dock is fantastic, so beautiful. Some of my very favourite holiday pictures were ones we took at the Wilderness Lodge.
     
  9. librarygeek

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    :rotfl: Love the little speech bubble that your Mickey waffle has!

    And that breakfast cobbler does sound really delicious. The picture of the sunrise is absolutely stunning!
     
  10. TanzUnited99

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    Great review of Yachtsman Steakhouse! :thumbsup2

    Can't wait to eat at CP and try the Puffed French Toast! Btw love the sunrise photo of WL :cool1:
     
  11. PrincessBetsy

    PrincessBetsy "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."

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    Yummmm... :cloud9: I absolutely love going to the Crystal Palace for breakfast. I also tend to load up on the carbs when I go there, they are just too delicious to pass up! My family normally goes here every trip, but we decided to switch it up and try 1900 Park Fare next time.

    Oh, and I love your photo of an empty Main Street! It sure pays to get there early.
     
  12. Linda67

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    Hey Joh,
    I sure wish I was sitting on the boat dock at WL right now :goodvibes

    I had oatmeal this morning for breakfast, it's not quite the same somehow :laughing:

    :goodvibes I am sure you will enjoy CP, when are you going?

    :goodvibes Hey, if you can't eat what you want on vacation when can you? popcorn::
     
  13. MinnieM21

    MinnieM21 <font color=green>I've been to Disneyland a billio

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    I'm absolutely loving your reviews! I want that cookie ice cream sandwich for breakfast. :)
     
  14. Linda67

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    Tuesday 24th May 2011 Continued

    Hi everyone :wave:

    Thanks for sticking with me during this rather lengthy Dinning Review

    The finishing post is in sight; I promise :laughing:

    Tonight we were excited to be heading to Fort Wilderness for our first time at The Hoop Dee Doo Review

    It was a beautiful evening and after a relaxing boat trip from the Wilderness Lodge we arrived at Pioneer Hall in plenty of time to check in for the 7.15pm show

    After we had checked in and had our picture taken (the photos are offered to you for purchase when you are seated) we took a seat on the rocking chairs on the veranda of Crockett’s Tavern to enjoy a cold drink before we were seated

    We waited for a while after the dinner gong had sounded until the crowds had died down and then headed in to Pioneer Hall where we were led to a wonderful table just a couple of rows from the stage

    I’d only reserved Category 2 seating as we were going to be using the dining plan but this was an excellent table with a great view :thumbsup2

    Waiting for us on the table were some delicious corn bread and salad

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    Corn Bread, Salad & Butter

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    Hoop Dee Doo Salad

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    Hoop Dee Doo Corn Bread

    Our server came by to take our drink orders; Coke for DH and a glass of Merlot for me

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    Merlot

    Now this wasn’t the best glass of Merlot I had ever drank but it was an unlimited supply so I wasn’t complaining :rolleyes1

    Just before our drinks arrived the Chef stopped by at our table to speak to me as I had noted on my reservation that I didn’t eat meat

    He asked if I would be happy with Salmon for my entrée. I love salmon so was very happy with this as an option

    Now it seems to me that even though I wasn’t eating any of the meat dishes we were still served enough for two people so DH probably consumed his own body weight in Chicken and Ribs tonight :laughing:

    OK, loosen your belts people, this is a lot of food

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    Hoop Dee Doo Chicken

    DH absolutely loved this and nearly ate the whole bucket full!

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    Hoop Dee Doo Ribs

    Again DH loved these, he probably ate more of the Chicken than the Ribs but he still thought they were very good

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    Hoop Dee Doo Mash

    What do they put in this stuff?? On second thoughts I don’t want to know :laughing:

    This was the most creamy, fluffy, delicious mash ever!

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    Hoop Dee Doo Vegetables

    I don’t think DH touched these but I did and they were yummy, I think they were roasted with honey as they had a lovely sweet taste to them

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    Hoop Dee Doo Beans

    I love beans but couldn’t eat these as they had pulled pork in them :sad2:, DH isn’t much of a fan and when I asked him about them he couldn’t even remember trying them

    Here is my entrée

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    Hoop Dee Doo Salmon – Portobello Mushroom, Roasted Zucchini, Roasted Red Onion

    The Salmon was wonderful, it had a slight char to it which I really enjoyed and the vegetables were perfectly cooked; a big thumbs up from me

    We had made reservations for the Hoop Dee Doo in order to see the show and hadn’t really expected much from the food but we were pleasantly surprised

    The service was really good and drinks were regularly topped up and let’s not forget you are being entertained with a wonderful show whilst you are enjoying your dinner

    The Hoop Dee Doo Review was a ton of fun, we laughed all night and if you get into the spirit of things you will have a really great night out

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    Me: 'Do You Do Requests?'
    DH: 'I Sure Do'
    Me: 'Perfect .... Could You Go And Play That Outside'


    The grand finale of your meal is dessert which is accompanied by its very own ‘theme’ song. All of the servers appear on the stage holding the sweet treats before heading over to their respective tables to present them to the guests

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    Whole Strawberry Shortcake

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    Cut Strawberry Shortcake

    We were already full but this was so delicious we just had to dig in

    It was a dessert worthy of its very grand entrance :woohoo:

    Top marks for Hoop Dee Doo all round from us; it was a really fun night and the food was surprisingly good

    We were so stuffed full when we left Pioneer Hall it’s a wonder the boat didn’t capsize on the way back to WL!!

    Coming Up Next ……….. Can We Eat More Than An Elephant At Animal Kingdom?
     
  15. sjs314

    sjs314 "Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and

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    We love the HDDR and have gone to it 3x over the years. I got hungry looking at your pics, I love love love the shortcake at the end yummy :thumbsup2
     
  16. MickeyNicki

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    Never been to HDDR but the pictures make me want to cancel one of my existing dinners and book that instead
     
  17. PrincessBetsy

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    Too funny! :rotfl:

    I have never tried HDDR, but after reading your review it definitely looks like a good place to try. I'm sure this would be a meal my whole family would love!
     
  18. wilma-bride

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    OMG that fried chicken looks lush :worship:
     
  19. mamaboogie

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    Hoop de doo looks like so much fun!

    And, oh my godness - what a lot of food!:scared1: It all looked very yummy indeed.

    We have been slightly obsessed with reading about the Disney Cruise since reading your review.....and hubby even more so!:lmao:
     
  20. TanzUnited99

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    Love the food pics of HDDR! Your salmon entree looks really good - am glad you enjoyed it.

    Lol at the request you made to DH! :laughing:

    We are going to CP on the 26 Sept - a while to go yet!
     
  21. dizneeat

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    Love your review of CP and that cookie sandwich looks delish - I guess I need to treat myself to one in 2 months.

    We have never been to HDDR but the food definitely looks yummy! I would have happily eaten your salmon dish as well! :thumbsup2 :goodvibes
     

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