Well thank you so much for continuing to read along, and thank you as well for posting! You are so lucky to have a spouse who finally "gets it"! Although my husband isn't quite there yet, he does enjoy certain parts of Disney very much. And you are right...highs and lows included, we still had an amazing trip! The solo time for a couple hours in Epcot on my birthday was a nice little treat as well! Thanks! Unfortunately, I slipped. We had a Narcoossees dinner to tell everyone about, but it wasn't until the next nite. The dinner on Night 8 was at California Grill. So you will have to hang on just a little bit longer for Narcoossees. I agree! I can't find a single fault with Coral Reef. It was one of our favourites! Hey Amanda...I think I said this before, but the main reason why I get a rental is (1) to ensure I have full control over whether I make rope drop in the mornings, and (2) to enjoy evening dining in the resorts. There is something about getting dressed up for a nice dinner and then having to get on a crowded bus and travelling all over WDW before finally arriving at your destination that can take away from that experience. Believe it or not, rental cars are much cheaper than round-fare taxi fare to dinner each nite. I typically pay around $25/day for our rental cars using discount codes. Some of the best money spent on the whole trip IMO! As for Jiko, you have to try it!!! While I am not opposed to curry, I can tell you that I donlt recall it featuring in anyone's meals the evening we were there. There was no curry taste in anything I ate the entire meal, and I don't recall smelling curry at all in the restaurant. I think people have a fear or hesitation about Jiko that is unwarranted. I really didn't find the menu all that exotic to be honest. Certainly if you are not an adventurous eater, and wanted something "normal", you would have no difficulty with the choices. I bet once you finally get there you will be very happy you gave it a try! Hey Queenie! You won't be disappointed with Jiko - that is for sure! And if you haven't been to the Animal Kingdom Lodge before either, that will also be a special highlight for you as well! It is wonderful! As mentioned, you won't regret it! It is yummy, and perhaps one of the nicest themed/decorated restaurants in all of WDW. California Grill remains my favourite restaurant in all of WDW, with Jiko a close second. However, I much prefer the decor in Jiko.