Well the sausage had NOT planned to go to Disney this year. We are going on a 7 night Mediterranean Disney cruise in June of 2013 and didnt think it would be in the budget to squeeze in one more trip prior to the cruise. But the darn sausage talked us into a short trip! And you cant say no! I know it's a month and a half away but I just couldn't wait to start my dining review. I'm sure that youre most excited about seeing the sausage again but also included in this mother/daughter/sausage trip August 27th August 31st (we just added one more day so we'll now be there until Sept 1!!) are: Me (Tracy) - Also in the photo is my favorite ginger but he does not like to travel (even though you see him here at Yellowstone National Park) so he won't be joining us. Im becoming the Disney freak that I never thought I would be. Im more excited to be going back than my DD! In a previous dining report I mentioned that I was lactose intolerant but that was a year ago and now Im much more lactose intolerant which makes me sad. I used to be able to drink some milk or eat ice cream , pop a Lactaid and it would keep most symptoms at bay. Not so much anymore which makes me very sad. Thankfully I can still tolerate cheese! I still need the Lactaid for cheese but Im doomed with ice cream! So you might still see some dairy items in my report Im from WI so you cant expect me to go cold turkey!! DD12 (Eilee, rhymes with smiley) - Eilee on the other hand lives for ice cream. If she were to become lactose intolerant at some stage in her life she would not stand for it! Im pretty sure you will see her eating ice cream every day. And if she can find pistachio gelato, there wont even be a question as to what shell be having! Eilee also loves steak and chicken and crème brulee. She does not like hamburger, fish or seafood. Keep in mind that this is vacation and we fully intend go hog wild and eat whatever we want whenever we want! Im a very bad influence on my child when we are on vacation, not a good role model at all. If youd like to read the story of the sausage please click here! Sausage at Castaway Cay! This will be our first time without the dining plan! Its a long boring story but because of inexpensive park hoppers through the YES program and a room only discount it seems like we will come out ahead. I WAS trying to keep this vacation as inexpensive as possible and then I went and paid for breakfast at Cinderellas Royal Table and made a dinner ADR at California Grill! I had the best of intentions, honest! We will be doing a split stay with two nights at Coronado Springs and two nights at Port Orleans Riverside and have not stayed at either before! It is truly a trip of firsts as were eating at all new restaurants and staying at new resorts. We have one of the new Royal Guest Rooms at POR so Im excited to see what Tiana has in store for us! On a previous trip we stayed at Port Orleans French Quarter and Eilee went ape wild over beignets so I can assure you that we will end up walking over there at some point to get some. One cannot be in such close proximity to beignets and not go a little out of the way to get these powdered sugar covered, deep fried pillows of goodness! A few tidbits about our eating style we are not big buffet eaters so we wont be going to any of those. Also, we do not plan our counter service meals. We just tend to find things that strike our fancy as we come across them. When my sister and I took the Keys to the Kingdom tour, our guide explained to us that when a restaurant has available seating, they send a cast member out front with a large white Mickey glove to entice guests to come inside. So Im pretty sure that if we are hungry, and we happen to be walking by a table service restaurant and see a white Mickey glove waving at us we would not be rude and wed have to walk in! So join the Sausage, Eilee and me on our fun, whimsical, overeating adventure! Next post will contain our dining plans!