Discussion in 'Disney Dining Reviews' started by Linda67, Jun 2, 2011.
Your meal at Yachtsmen looked wonderful from start to finish.
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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!
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
I had to remind myself that I didnt 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
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 wasnt worth the early morning wake-up call then look at the view that greeted us at the boat dock
Sunrise At Wilderness Lodge
Shortly followed by this;
Main Street, Magic Kingdom, 7.40am
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
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
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 Poohs 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 cant seem to find a photo of DH breakfast
I think I may have been face down in a plate full of Poohs Breakfast Casserole when he returned from the buffet but I did note down what he ate
He had some scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and for some strange reason a hard boiled egg
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
My second plate Puffed French Toast and Chocolate Mickey Waffle
I hadnt 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
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
Here is DH's second plate
Puffed French Toast, Pancakes and Poohs 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
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 couldnt resist picking up one of these on our way past Sleepy Hollow Refreshments
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
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 didnt 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! Its The Hoop Dee Doo Review
Isn't it wonderful that so many people have commented on Oscar - what a star
DH raved about the Filet, and the red wine sauce was wonderful according to him
Good thinking Joh!
It would be perfect for an adult only trip
I can highly recommend both
That's the problem with ADRs, we are always booking then cancelling because we need to fit something else in
It sure was
If we go back to YS we would 100% ask for Oscar again
So many restaurants, so little time
It really was a wonderful meal and a lovely evening
Thanks for reading, there is still plenty more to come
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
Wow, you are doing the same trip
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
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
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.
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!
Great review of Yachtsman Steakhouse!
Can't wait to eat at CP and try the Puffed French Toast! Btw love the sunrise photo of WL
Yummmm... 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.
I sure wish I was sitting on the boat dock at WL right now
I had oatmeal this morning for breakfast, it's not quite the same somehow
I am sure you will enjoy CP, when are you going?
Hey, if you can't eat what you want on vacation when can you?
I'm absolutely loving your reviews! I want that cookie ice cream sandwich for breakfast.
Tuesday 24th May 2011 Continued
Thanks for sticking with me during this rather lengthy Dinning Review
The finishing post is in sight; I promise
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 Crocketts 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
Id 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
Waiting for us on the table were some delicious corn bread and salad
Corn Bread, Salad & Butter
Hoop Dee Doo Salad
Hoop Dee Doo Corn Bread
Our server came by to take our drink orders; Coke for DH and a glass of Merlot for me
Now this wasnt the best glass of Merlot I had ever drank but it was an unlimited supply so I wasnt complaining
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 didnt 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 wasnt 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
OK, loosen your belts people, this is a lot of food
Hoop Dee Doo Chicken
DH absolutely loved this and nearly ate the whole bucket full!
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
Hoop Dee Doo Mash
What do they put in this stuff?? On second thoughts I dont want to know
This was the most creamy, fluffy, delicious mash ever!
Hoop Dee Doo Vegetables
I dont 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
Hoop Dee Doo Beans
I love beans but couldnt eat these as they had pulled pork in them , DH isnt much of a fan and when I asked him about them he couldnt even remember trying them
Here is my entrée
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 hadnt really expected much from the food but we were pleasantly surprised
The service was really good and drinks were regularly topped up and lets 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
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
Whole Strawberry Shortcake
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
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 its a wonder the boat didnt capsize on the way back to WL!!
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.. Can We Eat More Than An Elephant At Animal Kingdom?
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
Never been to HDDR but the pictures make me want to cancel one of my existing dinners and book that instead
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!
OMG that fried chicken looks lush
Hoop de doo looks like so much fun!
And, oh my godness - what a lot of food! 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!
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!
We are going to CP on the 26 Sept - a while to go yet!
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!
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