How I Survived 11 Days at WDW with a Disney-Resistant Husband **2/20 THE END **

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by cdotla, May 23, 2010.

  1. annegirl

    annegirl DIS Veteran

    Mar 12, 2008
    Love the update. I can't wait until your next installment as the two things mentioned are things we are doing on our upcoming first trip!
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  3. jillyb

    jillyb DIS Veteran

    Mar 30, 2008
    We love Coral Reef too and I can't wait to eat there again in 26 days!!!! The Mahi Mahi is delicious!
  4. DrMomof3

    DrMomof3 DIS Veteran

    Jan 9, 2010
    Your Jiko meal looks great! I want to try Jiko but it seems like such a pain to get there if you don't have a car. My other concern is my intense dislike of curry. I've tried thai curry, Indian curry, etc. I'm pretty reasonable about trying new foods. I like spice in my food. And yet I have never found a curry that I can even tolerate, much less like. It's one of my few food weirdnesses. I won't even set foot in an Indian restaurant unless I absolutely have to because the smell bothers me so much!

    That's great that you had such a yummy meal at Coral Reef. I'll confess that I've stayed away because of the mixed reviews but maybe we need to try it for ourselves. I love most seafood!

  5. Queenofallthings

    Queenofallthings DIS Veteran

    Apr 13, 2008
    I really should have eaten dinner before reading your report on Jiko.....I can tell you this is one restaurant we will be visiting for sure next summer. We were trying to figure out where we would have an adults only evening and I`ve just decided it will be here!!!

    Great pics of all the adorable!! Glad you got another night at DTD...and I would have had a ghiradelli sundae too....hey, we can`t go to DTD and not, rightÉ:rotfl2:
  6. Native NYer

    Native NYer DIS Veteran

    Dec 25, 2007
    Looks like you had a fantastic birthday!
    I will definitely try Jiko soon.
  7. ladybugmom

    ladybugmom DIS Veteran

    Feb 27, 2008
    I'm so glad that you had such a wonderful birthday dinner!! And the Coral Reef looks amazing as well!! Figment--how fun! We took our girls on the Figment ride for the 1st time in May! They LOVED it!! It brought back memories for me!! Can't wait to read more!
  8. SoonerGirl

    SoonerGirl DIS Veteran

    Nov 9, 2006
    I definitely need to learn to incorporate more lazy mornings into our trips, yours sounds heavenly :cloud9:

    The picture of the Mahi Mahi brings back fond memories of that dish, it was so good! I'm still bummed that I missed the lobster ravioli on the menu, that would have been my choice if I had seen it. If you remember from my report, we loved the food and atmosphere at Coral Reef but our service was not so good. :sad2: I totally agree with you though that everyone needs to make up their own mind about a particular restaurant, people's tastes and experiences are different :thumbsup2
  9. klacey1

    klacey1 DIS Veteran

    Feb 19, 2008
    What a nice birthday dinner! I love all of the cousins pictures-- so nice that the kids got to hang out! Also, LOVE Katie's dress! Does she want to share her Lilly wardrobe with me? :lmao:
    Seems like this Epcot day was really nice! I completely agree with you about Disney. Most people LOVE Ohana-- we hated it. I heard lots of negative things about Coral Reef, and like you guys, we adored it! It was the best dinner of our trip.
    Can't wait to hear about Narcossee's-- on the top of our list for our next trip!
  10. lmbcdb

    lmbcdb DIS Veteran

    Oct 11, 2009
    Subscribing! Spent all morning reading what you've posted so far. Can't wait to hear the rest!

    Oh, where do you get all your daughter's cute outfits? My 3yo needs some for our next trip.
  11. Pooh&OurHunny

    Pooh&OurHunny DIS Veteran

    Jul 25, 2007
    Wonderful update, my husband loves Jiko (in fact he loved it so much our last night at AKL..he called to see if he can have it as a room service...a Jiko CM come to our room to give us the menu for that night and we ordered. It was wonderful. My son loved the playground and the pool at AKL. We did enjoy our stay at AKL but I hated the beds and the buses).
  12. MaryAz

    MaryAz DIS Veteran

    Mar 9, 2008
    Great updates. Jiko looks very yummy! Glad you got some more shopping and ice cream!!
  13. TinyDancer

    TinyDancer DIS Veteran

    Dec 17, 2008
    I've been to Coral Reef once and loved it!

    I'll have to try the Lobster Ravioli next time! YUM
  14. MagicShell

    MagicShell DIS Veteran

    Jul 21, 2008
    I'm glad you enjoyed your birthday dinner. It was thoughtful of your SIL to see that you got the items you wanted for your birthday.

    We also enjoyed Coral Reef when we went. I think it was my husband's favorite meal of our trip.
  15. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

    Jan 5, 2009
    what a great update and birthday!!!!!!!!! All around good stuff and a lovely lovely next morning. I agree, you have to try things for yourself. Jiko is on our May trip list and I can't wait for it!
  16. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

    Nov 14, 2007
    Yummmm....JIKO......we also had an excellent meal there last month- it was my third visit, and I think it was fabulous! The Taste of Africa is what they serve every night on the CL (or at least most of it). So when we went we didn't order that, we had a goat cheese flatbread and the duck, both of which were incredible.

    Great way to spend your birthday!!:goodvibes

  17. brookelizabeth

    brookelizabeth <font color=red>Jambo Wildbunch Gang<br><font colo

    Jul 20, 2006
    Wonderful updates! I have yet to try Jiko, but it's HIGH on the list for a future date night, or when Henry is old enough to sit at least a bit still in a restaurant over dinner. ;)

    Sounds like a pretty perfect day here too - relaxing at the pool and Epcot. :thumbsup2 GREAT picture of your DH with the kids in Bruce!!!
  18. Queila

    Queila DIS Veteran

    Dec 3, 2009
    Love the pictures of your family at AKL and Jiko. :) Great memories of the cousins together.

    That food looks beyond yummy! Jiko and California Grill are on the top of my list of places I HAVE to try soon. Haha!

    I agree with you that as much as the reviews might be helpful sometimes the best thing is to try it for ourselves. I was a little hesitant about Coral Reef also but honestly have no complaints about it. My mouth starts watering just thinking about that mahi- mahi and the chocolate wave. :goodvibesHmmm....

    Have a great week!

    PS. Congratulations to your husband for running the marathon. What a great accomplishment. :thumbsup2
  19. missmun52

    missmun52 DIS Veteran

    Apr 5, 2006
    Found your report and I have enjoyed reading every line. I am all caught up and cant wait for the next installment!
  20. MEK

    MEK DIS Veteran

    May 8, 2005
    I checked your TR at the most perfect time. I loved reading about your meal at Jiko because I am really looking forward to eating there in May. But what's with the burnt bread?

    And yours was the second great review I read about the Coral Reef. Those ravioli look amazing. Yum!

    How great to have a quiet morning just to relax.
  21. LovintheLodge

    LovintheLodge DIS Veteran

    Sep 9, 2005
    I have been following (lurking!) along with your report the whole time. I am really enjoying it. You have a beautiful family. I can't wait to hear about your 'pick-a-pearl' experience. My daughter (17) did this in Japan as well and loved it! She actually got two pearls in her shell! It's such a great experience and souvenir from WDW.

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