Guilty of Being Innocent of Eating Too Little! ~ July 2011 Dining Review *Next Trip!

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  1. PrincessBetsy

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

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    Guilty of Being Innocent of Eating Too Little!



    Welcome to my first Dining Review! In order to ease my suffering from Disney Depression, I decided to write this review and bring all of you along for the ride. I believe I have around 200 pictures of food to share with all of you, and quite a few calories to boot!

    I'm sure many of you are wondering where in the world I came up with the title for this dining review. Well, if you have seen Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides, then you may recall Captain Jack saying this to Gibbs, “You are guilty of being innocent of being Jack Sparrow.” That was one of my favorite parts in the movie and my favorite song on the soundtrack, so I decided to twist it up a bit for the name of this dining review.

    And speaking of Pirates of the Caribbean, I will now divulge the rating scale based on my favorite movie series.


    Rating Scale


    Captain Jack Sparrow
    The dear Captain is intelligent, cunning, and witty, making him quite a clever pirate. Oh, and did I happen to mention how attractive he is? :lovestruc
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    This is one of the best meals you have ever had in your entire life! You often spend time dreaming of this food and try to recreate it at home. This is definitely a must do on your next trip!

    Hector Barbossa
    An excellent pirate and swordsman, Barbossa is definitely someone to watch out for.
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    This is a good, solid meal. It is pretty gosh darn tasty, and something you would love to eat again.

    Joshamee Gibbs
    As Captain Jack’s first mate, he is one of his greatest friends and always there to help when needed.
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    This meal is just okay and is not very memorable. It’s something you wouldn’t go out of your way for to eat again.

    Blackbeard
    The one pirate that all pirates fear. Blackbeard is downright evil, greedy, and ruthless.
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    This is a terrible meal and one you would never want to eat again. You want to run away from your food as fast as humanly possible and never come back!

    Now, that we have the rating scale all settled, let’s move onto the who, when, where and why.


    The Crew


    DMom ::MinnieMo - Her favorite park is the Magic Kingdom and her favorite attraction is Peter Pan’s Flight.
    DDad ::MickeyMo - His favorite park is the Magic Kingdom and his favorite attractions are Soarin and The Magic Carpets of Aladdin.
    My Brother (Andrew, 18) pooh: - His favorite park is the Magic Kingdom and his favorite attractions are Splash Mountain, Expedition Everest, and Star Tours.
    And me, Betsy (20 at the time of the trip, now 21) princess: - My favorite park is the Magic Kingdom and my favorite attractions are Pirates of the Caribbean and Splash Mountain. If you haven’t been able to tell yet, I’m a touch bit in love with Captain Jack Sparrow and anything piratical. pirate:


    Trip Details

    When: July 14th – 23rd
    Where: Port Orleans Riverside
    Why: To celebrate my brother’s graduation from high school! Although this trip happened over a month from his actual graduation ceremony, these were the first dates we could all fit into our schedules.


    Background​


    My entire family is obsessed with Walt Disney World! This was our 24th trip and we had a magnificent time! Our first trip to WDW was in 1994, when my brother was not yet a year old and I was only three. Let’s just say that we have been hooked ever since.

    My family loves to eat, but we are not really foodies. We enjoy a burger and fries almost as much as dining at a fancy restaurant. I am a more adventurous eater than anyone in my family and I also love to cook and bake, which comes in handy when trying to recreate recipes from WDW at home. As a side note, my mother has a stomach condition and has to be careful about what she eats. Sometimes she orders kids meals since the portion sizes are smaller and the food is pretty mild.

    We have never gotten the dining plan, as it really doesn’t fit into our touring style. We don’t really plan which park we are going to until the day before and only schedule a few table service restaurants each trip. We also don’t like to get too full on food because we often go commando style (lots of walking and little sleep!), so we tend to share bigger meals and get a snack later on. Thus, we often save quite a bit more money without the dining plan. I will also post some tips on how to save money, while not skimping on the food!

    It's time to hop aboard and weigh anchor, as we set sail to the happiest place on earth! :sail:
     
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  3. PrincessBetsy

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

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    Arrrgh Itinerary
    (Sorry, couldn’t resist mates)

    Wednesday, July 13th
    Breakfast: Bob Evans
    Lunch: Boxed lunch on the road
    Dinner: Dominos Pizza


    Thursday, July 14th (Arrival Day! :woohoo:)
    Breakfast: La Quinta
    Lunch: Columbia Harbour House
    Dinner: Riverside Mill Food Court


    Friday, July 15th
    Breakfast: Riverside Mill Food Court
    Surprise Appearance by Captain Jack Sparrow
    Lunch: Pecos Bill
    Dinner: Captain Cook’s
    Dessert: Riverside Mill Food Court


    Saturday, July 16th
    Breakfast: 1900 Park Fare
    Dinner: Tangierine Cafe/Riverside Mill Food Court


    Sunday, July 17th
    Breakfast: Riverside Mill Food Court
    Snacks: Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery/Yak and Yeti Counter Service/ Ice Cream Cart
    Lunch: Pizzafari
    Dinner: Pecos Bill/Columbia Harbour House
    Dessert: Plaza Ice Cream Parlor/Main Street Bakery


    Monday, July 18th
    Breakfast: Riverside Mill Food Court
    Lunch: Liberty Tree Tavern
    Dinner: Beaches and Cream
    Snack: Riverside Mill Food Court



    Tuesday, July 19th
    Breakfast: Sunshine Seasons
    Lunch: Riverside Mill Food Court
    Dinner: Main Street Bakery/Casey’s Corner


    Wednesday, July 20th
    Breakfast: Riverside Mill Food Court
    Snacks: Writer’s Stop/Starring Rolls Cafe
    Lunch: Pizza Planet
    Dinner: Riverside Mill Food Court
    Dessert: Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop


    Thursday, July 21st
    Breakfast: Riverside Mill Food Court/Main Street Bakery
    Lunch: Plaza Restaurant
    Dinner: Pinocchio Village Haus


    Friday, July 22nd
    Breakfast: Cinderella's Royal Table
    Lunch/Dinner: Columbia Harbour House
    Dessert: Riverside Mill Food Court


    Saturday, July 23rd (Departure Day… :sad2:)
    Breakfast: Riverside Mill Food Court
    Lunch: Snacks from WDW
    Dinner: Bob Evans


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  4. DisneyMamato4

    DisneyMamato4 Disney Obsessed!

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    Looking forward to reading your reviews!!

    I have a soft spot in my heart for Captain Jack as well but I'm more from the "21 Jump Street" era. ;)
     
  5. cp'ersmom

    cp'ersmom Mouseketeer

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    I'm on board, ready to weigh anchor!,
     
  6. Sappermont

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    Count me in. Can't wait for the reviews!
     
  7. lynn46356

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    Hooray for what sounds to be very interesting dining reviews!!!!! Welcome home!!!!!!!!
     
  8. iloveeeyore

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    I love the Pirates theme of your DR! Can't wait to read about your trip!
     
  9. ChrissyBeth29

    ChrissyBeth29 JustGoofinAround

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    I'm in...can't wait to read. And congrats on turning 21! Enjoy!
     
  10. GoofySon'sMom

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    Permission to come aboard Capt! :goodvibes Looking forward to your reviews!
     
  11. TinkandGoofy'sMom

    TinkandGoofy'sMom DIS Veteran

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    You're off to a great start! Looking forward to coming along on your adventure.
     
  12. donnaf516

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    Looking forward to your reviews!
     
  13. cymbaldiva

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    Keep talking please - anything themed after the Captain I'm totally in for!!
     
  14. Linda67

    Linda67 Has a Masters in Margaritas

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    Really looking forward to this one popcorn::
     
  15. MickeyNicki

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    LOVE LOVE LOVE the rating system...lets hope all the meals are Jacks!
     
  16. poohangel

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    I on board, especially if Jack will show up.
     
  17. phabric

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    Looking forward to your reviews.
     
  18. chocolateMinnie

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    great title and great scoring ideas - just waiting for great reviews :goodvibes:
     
  19. disneydreaminA115

    disneydreaminA115 Long time lurker - coming out to play!

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    YAY food pics! And I like your rating scale! I'm in :)
     
  20. 25eels

    25eels Earning My Ears

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    I'm here! Hoping all your meals were Sparrow-style and can't wait to find out more!
     
  21. Tracerr00

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    This review sounds like a lot of fun! Can't wait to read more!
     

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