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Oh the Tragedy! No Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake this time! Updates x 5 9/30

Discussion in 'Disney Dining Reviews' started by emmysmommy, May 27, 2014.

  1. emmysmommy

    emmysmommy DIS Veteran

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    Hi there and welcome!

    I’m happy to share the latest dining adventures or misadventures as the case may be for our latest WDW trip which included 11.5 days of Disney dining from April 28th through May 9th.

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    From the title you can tell that my favorite MK dessert didn’t happen this trip. It’s not the end of the world but I’ll maintain my regrets until I can rectify this next trip.

    I’m Brenda, otherwise known as Emmysmommy here. This is my 7th Dining Review if you include my contributions to Barb’s live dining thread for our December 2013 trip.

    My full time dining partner this trip was my husband Michael with a few DISers joining for most meals – namely, Paula (Smile4stamps – Here's the link to Paula's DR/TR) and her DH Hunter, Barb (Jabead – here's the link to Barb's DR), and Beth (Couchy) also joined us for several meals as she arrived for a long weekend while we were there. There were some other meals shared with other DISers as well. I’ll share those surprise guests along the way. We were also excited that our middle son and his girlfriend were able to meet up with us for a night so they had a dinner and breakfast with us as well.

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    Barb with Michael & Brenda
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    Beth with Paula, Hunter, Michael and Brenda
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    Noticeable absent this trip, and for the first time since we’ve been coming to WDW, was Emmy. She had already taken a break from school for our December trip so being absent nearly 2 weeks this close to the end of school wouldn’t have worked for her school responsibilities. She is part of the yearbook team which means that her editorial deadlines wouldn’t allow her to ditch her group for this trip. Since this was booked as a slightly belated 50th birthday trip with my DH, Michael, it worked out well in the end.

    This trip had many of the meals co-planned with Paula since her trip was already booked by the time I joined in. I was glad to add a few new places to our dining line-up in addition to many favorites. We had a few changes once we arrived at WDW, actually omitting a few meals. In the end, we didn’t go hungry by any means. Here’s our dining line up for the 11 nights:
    Day 1:
    Jiko (D) - Post #37

    Day 2:
    Tusker House (B) - Post #73
    Tusker House Breakfast Part 2 - Post #74
    Yak & Yeti (L) - Post #75
    Yachtsman Steakhouse (D) - Post #88

    Day 3:
    Kona Café (B) - Post #117
    Liberty Tree Tavern (L) Post #144
    ‘Ohana (D) Post #168

    Day 4:
    The Mara - morning snacks - Bonus Content! Post #191
    Flame Tree BBQ (L) Post #192
    California Grill Part 1(D) Post #193
    California Grill Part 2 - Post #213

    Day 5:
    Boma - Part 1 (B) Post #214
    Boma Part 2 (B) Post #215
    Chefs de France (L) Post #216
    Flying Fish (D) – new for us - Post #217

    Day 6:
    Captain’s Grille (B) - Post #250
    50’s PT Café (L) - Post #251
    Bonus: Writer's Stop snack - I wonder what this could be?
    Shula’s (D) Post #274

    Day 7: Changes made but we were left with …
    Via Napoli (L) - Post #291

    Day 8:
    Kouzzina (B) - Post #292
    Teppan Edo (L) - Post #293
    California Grill #2 (D) - Post #294

    Day 9:
    Grand Floridian Café (B) - Post #295
    Pecos Bills (L) - Post #311
    Hoop Dee Doo (D) – new for us - Post #316

    Day 10:
    Whispering Cyn Café (B) - Post #333
    Le Cellier (L) - Post #334
    Kona Café (D) - Post #335

    Day 11:
    Crystal Palace (B) - Post #347
    Plaza Restaurant - lunch with a DISer (L) - Post #348
    Contempo Café (D) - Post #349

    Day 12:
    The Wave (B) - Post #350
    Be Our Guest (L) - Post #351

    I had purchased a new Tables in Wonderland card during our last trip in December 2013. Therefore, it made sense that we HAD to book a return trip to take advantage of the 20% discount for food and beverages (including alcohol) for many TS locations in WDW. (And a few counter service locations as well.)

    So with that, let’s see what was awesome, which favorites continued to delight, and what meals were better left skipped.

    Thanks for joining this edition of my dining review.

     
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  3. DonaldDoleWhip

    DonaldDoleWhip DIS Veteran

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    Count me in! I'm looking forward to following Barb's, Paula's, and your report so I can get the 'full picture.' :) Sounds like a great trip, although I'm sorry Emmy couldn't join you.

    And no toffee cake - uh oh! Still haven't tried that dessert, although based on the reviews it gets, I need to correct that eventually.
     
  4. GoofySon'sMom

    GoofySon'sMom DIS Veteran

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    Hi Brenda! :wave2:

    Like Mr. DDW, I am looking forward to reading all 3 of your reports to get everyone's take from a different perspective. I was having some serious Disney blues thinking I would not be getting to my happy place this year but now that our September trip is booked, I am looking forward to changing my ADRSs several times based on these reports! :rotfl:

    (Already added Raglan Road thanks to Paula!)
     
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    Looking forward to your reviews.
     
  6. coconutsunshine

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    I love your reviews! So excited for a new one :goodvibes
     
  7. Nohal

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    Looking forward to your reviews, they are always so well written and informative. Glad you could all get together again this trip and am enjoying Paulas and Barbs reviews also.
     
  8. jabead

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    I'm here and perhaps even made it on the first page. Can't wait for your reviews to begin! :banana:
     
  9. jordansmama

    jordansmama Mouseketeer

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    I'm in- can't wait to hear all about this trip. I enjoy your reports!!
     
  10. smile4stamps

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    I'm here!! Will comment more after my lovely dentist appt this morning!
     
  11. H20DogsNDisney

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    great can't wait to read more :cool1:
     
  12. chocolateMinnie

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    Another TR - I'm in :)
     
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    Definitely subscribing! I LOVE your DRs!
     
  14. disney meema

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    Loved your last review so count me in : ) We are taking our first couples trip in November and it will be a first for us. We've been going to disney world since 1988 and I've done family trips, daughter's and Mom trips, daughters & granddaughters and Meema trips, grandsons, daughter and Meema trips and many other combos of family members. So a just us trip should be interesting for us and following along on your vacation should be fun. Looking forward to reading along!!
     
  15. Couchy

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    Can't wait to read your report! Had a great time for the short but I was there:cool1: Can't wait to see how the rest of the dining went
     
  16. sunnysideup3

    sunnysideup3 DIS Veteran

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    YAY! More Brenda! I so enjoy your other TR's and DR's and I will do better to comment this time, but I'm always reading!
    :thumbsup2
     
  17. babydoll65

    babydoll65 I need a Dole whip

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    I'm in. Need some ideas for our next trip and you have hit a few places I have not tried yet. :banana:
     
  18. Smiling Cheshire Cat

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    Brenda,

    So glad to see you've started a new DR. Sorry there will be no Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake in this report, but that's an excuse to book another trip soon.:thumbsup2
     
  19. DisneyMomFanatic

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    Hi Brenda, I am in. I am following the other 2 as well, so I will get to see and hear the whole story. Love your reports and can't wait to hear how this trip went for you guys. I have decided that I will do a DR for our July trip this year.
     
  20. butiflfeet

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    Yay! Another dining report! I can't wait to read it!
     
  21. kastoney

    kastoney Disney foodie served with a side of sarcasm

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    Been one of the infamous lurkers of your reports for a while, so shamefully subbing in officially this time. Can't wait to see what you and the hubby have in store.
     

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