Heather And Brandon Eat Disney

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  1. mcdee1980

    mcdee1980 Queen of Champagne Thursday!

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    Okay, so I'm actually starting this dinning report before we leave, on MONDAY!, so that I can fill you in a little on who we are:

    Me: 27 yr old female New Orleans Bartender and dedicated foodie. I'll eat anything. I love food. I really love really good food. I'm also very, very picky about service, I work at a 4 1/2 star hotel. I have spent hours and hours planning the food for this trip. Brandon is just along for Mr Toad's Wild Ride. He told me, "You are the Disney Geek, you plan it." So I did and boy did I. We are also alcohol snobs, go figure, we live in New Orleans. I am currently 1/2 way through a bottle of Mondavi Cab that I got on sale at Wal-Mart for 9 something. Hey I'm on a budget--we're leaving for the World on Monday! Its actually not bad . . .lol

    Brandon: 22 yr old gay male lead line cook at a 4 1/2 star hotel and dedicated foodie. He REALLY loves food. He's a huge amusement park fan, and has been to many, poor Navy brat. B hasn't been to WDW since he was about 3 and doesn't remember any of it, so I get to introduce him.

    We both love food and like to drink, so we'll be sure to report on food, service, and booze quality. We love vodka, red wine, and champagne! As to our food preferences: I'm allergic to nuts and don't really like scallops. Brandon avoids calamari and lobster ( I don't know what is wrong with him.) Other than that we eat just about everything and are big on sharing. Oh come on I figured out the other day that we spend about 22 hours a day breathing the same air and we manage not to fight. We live together, work together, and hang out together . . . except tonight . . . he seems to have met a boy. Good for him! I know this is a family friendly board, but its a gay friendly board right?

    Anyway, we, probably collectively, will be reviewing:
    TS:
    Spoodles
    California Grill
    Cape May Breakfast
    Coral Reef
    Rose and Crown
    CRT Breakfast

    My CS meals aren't set in stone but I'm thinking:
    Sunshine Seasons
    Flame Tree
    ABC Commisary or Backlot Express
    Columbia Harbor House or Pecos Bills
    Earl of Sandwich

    We also may be having dinner at the JW Grand Lakes our first night. I planned the trip, which you will eventually be able to read in my TR, so that we are flying in on the 10th and staying at the POP and then moving to the CBR to start our package. We both work for Marriott and B has lots of friends that work in Orlando, so we're hoping to hang out with them on our first night.

    Our next two days will be spent cleaning house and doing laundry, so you probably won't hear from me again until after we get back, but now at least you know what the plan is . . . we tend to deviate from plans . . .
     
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  3. mcdee1980

    mcdee1980 Queen of Champagne Thursday!

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    BTW we are on the DDP, I have already paid OOP for CRT and we will be paying for CG OOP. I figured out that it works out better to pay for that meal, with the changes in the menu, and use the TS credits for one breakfast and a dinner. We like to share and probably wouldn't use the DDP to our advantage at CG. I'm just there for the fireworks! Don't tell me I can't stretch a 7pm reservation until 9pm fireworks . . . we drink!
     
  4. SereneOne

    SereneOne DIS Veteran

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    Welcome to the board! I look forward to your reviews. As a teen I used to live on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi and we would sneak up to New Orleans.:rolleyes1 Too sightsee, ya, that is the ticket!:rolleyes:


    Hope you both have a fantastic time!:cheer2:
     
  5. coltink

    coltink 2 Mouseketeers

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    Can't wait to hear more. Looking forward to the next installment!
     
  6. disneyfav4ever

    disneyfav4ever No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep

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    What a good idea starting your reviews before you go. I think I may do the same thing! I have less then three weeks now! :goodvibes
     
  7. MA pigletfan

    MA pigletfan DIS Veteran

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    how fun! i will be sure to tune in!!
     
  8. wdw1972

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    Looking forward to the reviews - should be fun!
     
  9. my3disneygirls

    my3disneygirls <font color=blue>I have never had the disire to tr

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    Have a great trip! You are going to have so much fun showing your friend the sites in Disney. I bet once your done with him, he will be hooked.;)
     
  10. DznyDreamz

    DznyDreamz DIS Veteran

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    Not to rain on your party, but you may want to let him know that Mr. Toad's is no longer an attraction at MK. It was replaced with a Pooh ride (I believe).
     
  11. disneyfav4ever

    disneyfav4ever No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep

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    That's correct. It was replaced with the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. That was in 1999 or 2000 I believe.
     
  12. TigerKat

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    Can't wait Heather - Have fun!!!!!
     
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    Looking forward to reading more.
     
  14. mcdee1980

    mcdee1980 Queen of Champagne Thursday!

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    Hey all! We're back and I'm ready for my first review. I'll be quite honest. I didn't remember to take pictures at most of my meals . . . we we're too hungary all the time. We did a lot of walking . . . I'm not talking average Disney walking . . . the Heather fastpass plan requires criscrossing the parks all day . . . I'm talking 7-10 miles a day, maybe more.

    Oh on a side note, I know Mr. Toad is gone, I'm boycotting Pooh, Toad was my favorite ride as a child, but children don't read Wind in the Willows anymore apparently and Pooh is Profitable.

    As I said earlier . . . we tend to deviate and deviate we did . . . so I'll be reviewing:
    TS:
    Shutters, it was too much trouble to leave the pool bar to go to Spoodles
    California Grill
    Cape May Breakfast
    Coral Reef
    Rose and Crown
    Cindy's Royal Table Breakfast
    AND
    CS:
    Earl of Sandwich
    Cantina San Angel
    Flame Tree BBQ
    Cosmic Rays
    Pecos Bills
    Casey's

    Just as a note . . . there are a lot of big greasy lunches . . . this was a last hurah for two mildly overweight twenty somethings who are now both on diets. I'M HUNGARY!
     
  15. MA pigletfan

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    welcome back..bring on those reviews !! :)
     
  16. my3disneygirls

    my3disneygirls <font color=blue>I have never had the disire to tr

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    Can't wait. I hope you guys had a great trip. Did Bradon catch the Disney bug?
     
  17. mcdee1980

    mcdee1980 Queen of Champagne Thursday!

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    Well . . . plans change and such . . .

    Brandon called his friends at Grand Lakes a couple of times, but didn't hear back from them so we headed over to Downtown Disney for dinner. Our package didn't start until the next day, so no reservations and we paid for this one OOP.

    We shared just about everything through this entire trip . . . we do that at home as well. So I ordered Beef 'n Bleu (roast beef, bleu cheese, lettuce and tomato) and a Mich Ultra and Brandon had the Original 1762 (roast beef, cheddar and creamy horseradish sauce) and a Sam Adams.

    We split the sandwiches in half. Mine was good, but I think B's was better. The bleu cheese had melted slightly into mine and the lettuce and tomato were fresh--I just really liked the horseradish sauce on his--went well with the cheddar cheese. The bread is absolutely fantastic. The sides however needed some help. We picked up both a potato salad and a coleslaw to share. We added salt and pepper to both . . . and mustard . . .and the potato salad became passable, but the coleslaw is just too sweet. We should have grabbed bags of Ms. Vicki's Salt and Vinegar potato chips instead--would have been better.

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    All in all we would absolutely do this again--the sandwiches are really good and really afordable. I'm not going to be able to do this for everymeal, but using various web sites I should be able to put together a price breakdown.

    Beef n Bleu: 5.75
    The Original 5.75
    Coleslaw: 1.55
    Potato Salad 1.55
    Mich Ultra 3.75
    Sam Adams 4.25
    Total: 22.60 + tax= YUM!
     
  18. mcdee1980

    mcdee1980 Queen of Champagne Thursday!

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    Oh yes--literally and figuratively! He decided that next year we are staying for 10 days at the AKL . . . before we ever left the World! He's currently tucked in bed with the Disney flu . . . get rained on plus bus air conditioning plus little kiddies = Disney flu. Me . . . I got a Disney sinus infection--I'm medicating!
     
  19. AshClan

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    As a fellow foodie who's headed down to the World in less than two weeks, I'm looking forward to your reviews!!

    Hope you both feel better soon...........
     
  20. my3disneygirls

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    AKL sounds so cool. I would love to stay there sometime. I get sick after every Disney vacation. I think by the time I hit the return flight I'm so run down from the planning, buying stuff, packing and going all the time in the world I am so run down. I'm usually sick for two weeks afterward.
     
  21. medicgirl911

    medicgirl911 Free dining here we come!!

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    Enjoying your review!!! I love the Original from Earl of Sanwich as well...yummmmmmy!!!!!!!!
     

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