I Hear a Rumor… PrincessBetsy is in Walt Disney World–A DCP Dining Review *9/24

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  1. Tracerr00

    Tracerr00 DIS Veteran

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    How exciting that you will be at Be Our Guest on opening day!!! You lucky duck! And it's equally as exciting that you got to meet Brenda and Donalddolewhip :woohoo: I plan to meet Brenda next week on Thursday when we both have breakfast ADRs at CRT. My DD and I will be there next Monday, one week from today! I'm a faithful reader of your blog so if you list your work schedule I will see it and make sure that we stop by! Perhaps if I hold up my sausage you'll know who I am. :lmao:

    And of course I have to mention the food - that pork chop at Sunshine Seasons looks wonderful! That might be on my list for one of the meals where I do not have an ADR (and there aren't many! :rotfl2:)
     
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  3. DonaldDoleWhip

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    I'm back home now - Sunday night was really fun! It was so cool meeting you, and that was definitely my wettest ride on Splash Mountain ever. :laughing:

    And I'm so happy to hear you'll be trying BOG on its opening day! That's going to be such a memorable meal, and it's great that your family will be able to enjoy it with you. I can't wait to hear about the experience. :goodvibes
     
  4. PrincessBetsy

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

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    I'll definitely be sure to check that out next time. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour; I think I'll definitely do it sometime (plus we get a discount :thumbsup2)

    I'm glad we see eye-to-eye on the portion size. My family normally shares food too, but I know there's no way we could have shared that and been sufficiently fed. The desserts there are amazing! And yes!!! I finally got to meet Brenda - so exciting!


    I love that attraction! It's so interesting. I'll let you know how the tour is once I do it.

    I know, I'm beyond excited! I know a lot of people (including my managers) tried to call and were on hold for an hour. Not sure how I got so lucky! That's awesome that you'll be here too! I'll post my schedule, so we can hopefully meet up! :goodvibes

    :rotfl: I do apologize for all the splash you had. I definitely wasn't expecting it to downpour as much as it did. I'm really glad I got to meet you! It was awesome :goodvibes Let me know when you're back in the area!
     
  5. PrincessBetsy

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

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    Beaches and Cream – July 26th

    I adore this quaint little soda shop.
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    After ordering, we were all given these little bowls.
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    Yup… that only means one thing. The Kitchen Sink!

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    My friend from work is allergic to peanuts (among many other things), so we omitted the peanut butter sauce and the small peanuts on top. There were 8 of us in total and we made quick work of all this ice cream deliciousness.

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    The Kitchen Sink is a great thing to try and eat with four or more people. It’s quite impressive and wonderfully delicious. I’ll definitely be back here to eat “real” food, in addition to a smaller sized sundae…
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  6. butiflfeet

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    I'd love to try the kitchen sink someday but usually its just me and DH so I'm not sure if we could really do it justice.

    Oh, and I can't wait for your review of Be Our Guest! I was able to get a reservation for dinner on the day we run the half marathon in January so I hope it lives up to expectations!
     
  7. Linda67

    Linda67 Has a Masters in Margaritas

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    I'd so love to order the kitchen sink but it's always just me and DH
    I need to ask random strangers to join us !!!
     
  8. kelleigh1

    kelleigh1 <font color=purple>Disney Baby<br><font color=gree

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    Congrats on BOG! That's great. Cant wait to read your review.

    Alsolooking forward to hearing about the Dessert party. We thought about it but since we are doing Deluxe Dining...I think it might be a bit much.
     
  9. DonaldDoleWhip

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    Definitely! It was so fun, and I'll let you know if I'm back anytime soon. :)

    And the Kitchen Sink looks awesome. I've never ordered it (since the largest party size I've ever eaten there with is 4, and we definitely weren't prepared to handle it), but it's on my list for one day! It's so fun sitting in B&C and watching the sirens go off as a CM announces it to the entire restaurant. :laughing:
     
  10. heartse

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    That's one of our favorite rides... DD loves to check out the garden since we have a garden at home. The tour is FUN... we did it last December, and it's quite informative.
     
  11. happy2012

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    How cool is that to meet fellow disers?!?:) You are a lucky girl to be working down there, I SO wish I would have done this.

    I will be ready for the BOG review!! If you can include pricing & how everything works since you'll be the 1st to know!!!:woohoo:

    On your recent review
    Roaring Fork: what a find!!! Thanks for that. Seems like THE place for mickey waffles.
    SS,you & Paula Deen: just hooked up my pork chops that I have defrosting..thanks!! I'm so making this TONIGHT!!
    Living w/ the land ride: We LOVE it too. I actually get hungry on that ride every single time!! The tomatoes...mmmm.
    :duck::rotfl2::thumbsup2
     
  12. PrincessBetsy

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

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    My Birthday Bash at the Crystal Palace – July 31st


    Well guys, I officially feel old now; I turned 22 on the 31st of July. What better place to spend a birthday then the Magic Kingdom? I went with four of my roommates for a day full of fun shenanigans and certainly plenty of delicious food. Unfortunately one of my roommates had to work, so she couldn’t join us. Where did we go for lunch, you ask? Well one of my absolute favorite places: Crystal Palace.

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    We checked in around 11:30, so the restaurant was fairly quite throughout our whole meal. As you can see it was packed on our way out.

    Our pixie dusted table:
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    I had lemonade to drink:
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    Yay for free drinks!

    I started off with salad, a roll, and potato salad. I figured I would be healthy and douse my lettuce with plenty of ranch dressing. I just love the ranch dressing here… it is amazing.
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    Here is my second plate:
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    Clockwise from top: basmati rice, macaroni and cheese, chicken tenders, garlic mashed potatoes, spoonbread, multigrain roll with a cute butter ball, flank steak

    Woah now. This was fantastic delciousness on a plate. The steak was incredible – very tender and melt in your mouth, the mac and cheese was creamy and luscious – definitely worthy of Andrew’s approval, the spoonbread was amazing – which was definitely shocking for me, since I don’t like corn that much. Oh yes, and the multigrain roll was much better than the first; and yes, I did use all that butter on a single roll.

    During our meal, the characters came by to visit us:

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    Aw, so adorable! There is fantastic character interaction here; all four spent plenty of time at our table and we all received lots of hugs and kisses. Tigger was so excited it was my birthday! He kept bouncing up and down and twirled me around; he’s my favorite.
     
  13. PrincessBetsy

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

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    Here are some pictures of all of us:

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    And then it was time for dessert.
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    Clockwise from top: raspberry cake, vanilla flan, espresso mousse, german chocolate cake, cheesecake, strawberry jellyrolls, chocolate hazelnut canolli, chocolate chip cookie

    I also had bread pudding and a banana cream tart:
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    I admit, I seemed to have gone a tad overboard here. Everything here was absolutely heavenly… My favorites were the bread pudding, chocolate hazelnut canolli, german chocolate cake, and the jellyrolls. I didn’t really care for the espresso mousse; I don’t like coffee and the flavor was very strong. To tell you all the truth, I actually ate everything on my plate.

    As if I weren’t already stuffed, our kind server brought me a birthday cupcake!
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    This was one incredible meal. It was $28 per person for lunch, which isn’t too bad considering the amount of food we all ate. Crystal Palace is one of my favorite places to eat because of the amazing food and great character interaction…
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    After we rolled ourselves out the door, we rode a few attractions, including space mountain (poor life decision). We then caught the Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade and the Mad Hatter and Prince Naveen both wished me a happy birthday. Afterwards we headed towards Main Street, so I could catch the Dapper Dans. They were incredibly kind and sang me a birthday song! I love these guys, especially the one in red.
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    As if I hadn’t had enough sweet for one day, I decided to grab a Mickey Bar on our way out. Just couldn’t resist mates.
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    Next up: Whispering Canyon
     
  14. jedijill

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    Happy Birthday!

    I do like Crystal Palace although I've always done breakfast.

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  15. PrincessBetsy

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

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    That would be quite a challenge with two people. Just remember that I'm here if you need additional reinforcements! I'm so pumped for BOG! I really can't wait to eat there.

    No need to ask random strangers! I'll gladly help you conquer it!

    Thanks! I'm so excited for BOG and the dessert part. I'm sure they will both be outstanding.

    Yes indeed! If you're back here sometime I'll be more than willing to help you out with the Kitchen Sink! :thumbsup2

    I'm definitely going to have to do this tour. Perhaps within the next few weeks.

    I will provide you with all the information! I honestly can't wait until november. I hope your pork chops turned out! It's one of those go-to recipes in our house.
     
  16. deenbrad

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    Happy Birthday! What a great place to spend it!
     
  17. kelleigh1

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    Happy belated birthday. Mine was 5 days before yours. I turned 42 so you're not allowed to say you feel old. If I'm not old, then you can't be old either.
     
  18. awfullybigadventure

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    Funny, I will be 42 in 5 days. Agreed...42 is not old, so no way anything younger is either! Happy Birthday to all of us! :goodvibes
     
  19. rachel09985

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    Two things- your second pic plate is missing:goodvibes It is just a picture of the front of Crystal Palace.

    And I LOVE that pink striped dress you are wearing!!! it is super cute. Where is it from??
     
  20. KristinAnne

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    Crystal Palace is so pretty! I have to eat there someday. Happy happy birthday!
     
  21. Linda67

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    Happy belated birthday :cheer2:
    I can't think of a better way of spending it .... At the Magic Kingdom with good friends and great food :goodvibes
     

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