QSDP and more!!

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  1. sk8jdgca

    sk8jdgca Mouseketeer

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    Just got back from 9 days at Disney. We had the QSDP for 6 days and had a car. :banana::banana::worship::banana: (sorry my son had to add some smileys)

    We ate at Sweet Tomatoes (2 times)
    Jiko- special night dinner
    The Plaza
    Capitan Jacks
    Mara
    Columbia house
    Pizzafaire
    Earl of Sandwich
    Wolf gang Puck express
    Cosmic rays
    some place in HS near Starwars
    Yak and Yeti
    Sunshine
    British Fish and Chip
    France bakery


    I really found the QSDP to work for us. My kids do not like to waste time eating so it was good to get in and out. My daughter only had 3 hamburgers, My son one hotdog and once my daughter had chicken fingers. The rest was very varied. I'll try to start tomorrow night. I have some food pictures but not alot. I found the other QSDP report to help so hoepfully this will help someone else
     
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  3. SlightlyGoofy

    SlightlyGoofy <font color=green>I shall be forced to take you on

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    I am hopping aboard for the ride and am looking forward to your report. :goodvibes

    Slightly Goofy
     
  4. disneyfav4ever

    disneyfav4ever No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep

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    I like reading "varied" CS reviews that include more then a lot of hamburgers, so I'm really looking foward to your reviews. The "somplace near Star Tours" made me LOL.
     
  5. thebeesknees

    thebeesknees DIS Veteran

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    I'm subbing for this one - we upgraded free dining to the regular DP for this fall, but DH is thinking about downgrading to QSDP to save some money, so I'm trying to get all the info I can on where to eat and where to avoid.
     
  6. JOLLYHOLLY

    JOLLYHOLLY Earning My Ears

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    Joining in! We leave in a couple of weeks. Originally we upgraded to Regular Dining but at last minute we had a few people join our group. There was no way to get new reservations that quick. I am now looking forward to QSDP! Less stressful.

    Looking forward to your report!:cheer2:
     
  7. MickeyMomOfThree

    MickeyMomOfThree DIS Veteran

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    Can't wait!!! We have QSDP for the first time in November. The kids asked last trip if we could not do the DDP again, too much time away for their liking. DH was game as he hated all the tips. So, we went with QSDP and then got it free. Can't wait to hear your reviews.
     
  8. tinker&belle

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    Very interested to read your report, will be going with two little ones in late 2011 or 2012 and interested in QSDP option, especially interested in different options for children.
     
  9. sk8jdgca

    sk8jdgca Mouseketeer

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    Our first night at Disney was at POP and we weren't on the dining plan yet. On the way from the airport, we stopped at Sweet Tomatoes. Kids were 12 and under and only cost 4.99, adults 8.99 drinks were 2.49. I had a coupon for a free adult when you buy one adult and 2 drinks. Now I later figured out it wold have been cheaper to just get the 2 kids meals and water only but live and learn.

    Sweet tomatoes is great-sorry no pictures as I didn't bring the camera in. But this place is amazing. We each loaded up 2 plates of salads (my kids love salads) then we were off to the soup area. We found Canadian Chedder Cheese Soup-funny thing is we are Canadian and the only place we ever have cheddar cheese soup is in the States :confused3

    The bread here is amazing especially with the sweet whipped butter. It is a rich multigrain bread and a sour dough one. We tried some pieces of Pizza, mac and cheese and garlic bread. For dessert I grabbed a carmel apple loaf from the bread section-topped with ice cream and carmel topping-yumm!!

    After swimming in all the POP pools were headed to Downtown Disney where it immediately started to downpour and never let up. It was our only day of rain so I can't complain (we were there Aug 28-Sept 5)

    After shopping, we stopped at earl of Sandwich and paid Oop. We got one club and one original. The plan was for me to have 1/2 the origianl, my son half the club and my growing an inch a day 11 year old to eat half of each of ours. My son who normally doesn't eat alot, decided he was hungry and there was almost a war over the last bits of sandwiches. I told them we'd get something special later. We went to Giralldies for our little free treats and then I took them to Goofy's candy factory where they have never been before. The each made the marshmellow treat. In the end they didn't eat very much of them and I ended up throwing most of them away but they had fun picking their toppings
     
  10. sk8jdgca

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    Day 2
    We checked in at 7:30 to AKL Kidani and then set off for MK with our 30 CS and 30 Snacks.
    We tried to get a cinnemon bun at the Main Street bakery but the line was too long for
    two kids who wanted to do space mountain. I told them we would find a snack after
    but we had so much fun on rides, we didn't have a snack until 10:30.
    Stopped for a pineapple dole whip float-Love them however, we always pick the
    longest slowest line and today wasn't any different.

    We had reservations at the Plaza for lunch. A first time for us. I wouldn't want
    to waste a table service credit here but it is a cheap Table service
    if paying OOP. My son had the kids grilled cheese sandwich with the best
    tomato soup ever. It was amazing, we all tried it and he didn't want to
    share- the kids kept asking all week
    if we could go back for the soup. My son got a sprite, he's rather drink
    water so he gave it to his sister :hug:
    DD was going to have the meatloaf which was the special-when the waitress said
    how much it was, she changed her mind to a cheeseburger (I asked her after, she said she
    thought at 16.99 it was too much) The cheese burger looked really good.
    I ordered the tuna on a croissant-it was good lots of white tuna-not the cheap light kind.

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    On our break we got our refillable mugs- Great deal and we used them a lot.
    You could fill them in the store in Kidani but better was hot chocolate at Mara at Jambo house

    For dinner we used our first counter service, We went to Capitain cooks, we were heading
    back to MK for EMH and got off at Poly.
    I had the pork sandwich it was nice with a sweet coleslaw on the sandwich- I had the chips with it which my son stole.
    DS had the kids Grilled cheese again with carrots and a cookie
    DD had the hawaiian Flatbread which she loved. The two of us got dole whips for
    dessert (I shared mine with my son)

    On the way out of MK we stopped at the Bakery and got a cinnimon bun, a crumb cake
    for breakfast the next morning using snack credits
     
  11. sk8jdgca

    sk8jdgca Mouseketeer

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    By the way -I am a terrible typer-not spelling-I blame it all on Typing-I used to get 100% in spelling
     
  12. sk8jdgca

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    EEEK I've scared everyone off. Thanks to those who started out with me but it lookslike you may have all left


    Anyway-not one to be scared off- here is day 3

    This day's plan was to do Epcot, then blizzard Beach then back to epcot. However the previous night we were getting on the astrorbitors and looked over at the people exiting the elevator, and we spotted a girl and her mom from our home town. Actually the girl is in a triple trheat program with my kids- small world. We made plans to meet, eat dinner and do mini golf the next night. (which is now day 3)

    I woke up early in the morning and decided to head to Mara to pick up some breakfast and get milk. (we had brought a bunch of those cool little boxes of Cereal to eat for breakfast- you know the kind you only get on vacation)

    I caught the bus to jambo and found mara-(bit complicated, you have to go outside to get there)
    I used a couple snack credits and bought some big chocolate chip muffins. Milk was cheaper to buy at the store so I picked up a litre of milk which lasted perfectly. This is when I found the Hot chocolate for the mugs!!

    When I got back to the room the kids were awake and dressed (yes Disney magic works!!) They had some snacks and off we went for the day

    For Lunch we ate a Sunshine in the land. I never eat a reuben but for some reason I ordered one. It was so good, rich bread, thousand Island dressing and lots of craut. It came with a potato salad which I didn't like-very vinegary not creamy but my daughter liked it
    The kids split the chicken. DS at the rice and DD the mashed. They enjoyed it. We got 2 key lime pies to go with them and they were amazing one of the best desserts we got.

    We were back at the resort for dinner and ate a MARAs
    Bit of an issue there. My daughter wanted macaroni and cheese-however this is just a kids meal. I asked if she could just have more to make it adult size-no it is just an adult side-Ok, then could she get chicken nuggets with macaroni as her side- no it only comes with fries. I was really anoying actually. In the end, my son ordered the macaroni and she got the adults nuggets and fries (which were kind of good). Son didn't like to the mac and cheese anyways ( the texture wasn't right :confused3) so she ate his. She picked the zebra domes for dessert and he took grapes. I just ate his grapes and they split the zebra domes. They let you get any non alcoholic drink with the adult meal so she picked a Fusz which i never let them get as the cost too much. We had our mugs with us, so my son picked a choc milk for his drink.
     
  13. Marblies

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    popcorn:: Still with you.
     
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    athenna DIS Veteran<br><br><font color ="blue">I've been w

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  15. jerseygirl81

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    I'm following along, with your QSDP review. We did this dining plan in Dec. and found some good places to eat and only went to two of the counter services you went to. I thought we would miss the sitdown rest but we did'nt it was nice not having to plan things around our reservations and it was less time consuming. We also rented a car and find it much easier to get around to the different counter service instead of mostly eating at our resort or the parks. We may have to try the plaza one I have heard good things about it. Linda :)
     
  16. Denamac

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    I'm here too! Don't worry...you have followers!! LOL
     
  17. sk8jdgca

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    So the plan was to go to Capitan Cooks for Tonga toast today, however the kids were up late doing Mini Golf (which by the ay was really good-Try fantasia mini golf if you have time)

    So change of plan- we stopped at Mara's on our way to MK. Here is my tip of the day. I got 2 bounty platters. I asked for no sausage just bacon (which was good by the way-nice and crispy not flabby or burned) DD and I gave DS our waffles and I gave him some of my bacon. It stil left lots of food for us. I don't like scrambled eggs but these were good-the chef showed me the real eggs they use. They are fluffy and tastey. I picked up 4 big bottles (2 choc milks, 1 canberry and a Fuuz for DD. Plenty of food and a great use of 2 credits.

    There was no line up this time, so we stopped and used one snack crdit on a cinnemon bun- wow did we eat that fast- we were like vultures on road kill.

    Lunch-Columbia House

    2 tuna sandwiches -came with chips, 2 large drinks, 1 ice water, 2 apple pie treats. I ordered OOPs the soup of the day which was veggie chili. Again great tuna sandwiches on a rich multigrain bread. The desserts were good and we kept the chips for later

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    Dinner
    Cosmic Rays

    The kids wanted soup and sandwiches but there didn't seem to be any here. DD chose the bacon cheese burger. DS and I split the 1/2 chicken. I didn't
    really like the potatoes here- a big gummy. DD said her burger was good. The 1/2 chicken is way too much food for 1 so it was good to share. The desserts here were carrot cake- the icing was too sweet for the kids- and you know that is bad- I don;t think we'd come here again. The kids thought the piano player was bad

    Later we used 2 snakc credits for 2 floats- they were good but the kids chugged them down quickly so they could go back on a ride
     
  18. Marblies

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    We have also found many of the QS portions enormous and often split 2 meals between 3 adults (or 3 between 4 when DH comes)- which gives us the option to try more places, or use the extra credits for breakfast. :woohoo:

    Waiting for more!

    DH :cool2: Me :wave2: DD 20 princess: DD19princess:
     
  19. sk8jdgca

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    Mara Breakfast again- I got the bounty, my daughter tried the egg sandwich on a croisant and my son got the kids egg platter. I supplimentsed Ds's with my waffle and DD took our potatoes. She felt the sandwich was good but it wasn't enough food for her. We picked up mineral waters for later nd used our refill cups.

    Lunch
    Typhoon tilly's
    Great find here. They have a make your own fruit salad. You get to pick your fruit- melon, grapefruit, pineapple,blueberries, strawberries, watermelon, oranges, grapes. There are alot of choices of salts and sugars to top the fruit. i got a sundae as dessert. DS used a snack credit for nachoes and cheese and DD got a chicken wrap- it was full of chicken breast and goodies -it was big and my dd actaully couldn't finish it-wow!

    Dinner
    Jikkos-oop
    This place is beautiful. I did find that our waiter wasn't as attentive as others-or perhaps he knew we were budget people.
    we asked if DD could go off the kids menu and were told no problem. This is great as they have a Grilled Filet of Beef with mashed potatoes, veggies and fruit $13.00
    we told the wiater we heard that they had the best macaroni and cheese and DD asked to subsitute mac and cheese for the mashed which was no problem
    DS odered the kids mac and cheese
    I ordered a Barbecue Chicken Flatbread - with Apple-Jicama slaw, African barbecue sauce, and four cheeses $10

    and for appitizer
    Taste of Africa - Trio of Dips with Assorted Breads and House-made Naan $9

    First a different wait staff came in with warm damp cloths for us to freshen up with. Kids had never seen this and were amazed
    Then bread and a sweet butter were brought to the table. There were a few types of bread and the kids quickly gobbled them up.

    The taste of africa was great- the kids liked all three kinds but we ran out of bread before we ran out of dips. The kids were great about trying different things.

    We noticed that the wall kept changing colour. I had noticed when someone at a different table asked , they were given a lengthy decrpition of alot of the symbols in the restaurant. I knew my kids would find this amazing. We my son asked our waiter-he quickly just said it represented the sky and then quickly left

    Our main dishes came the macaoni and cheese was truly the best any of us has ever had. I wished it was on the adult menu too, DD loved the steak and my flatbread was good- sweet, crunchy and a bit spicy.

    We would definitely do this again.
     
  20. sk8jdgca

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    Typical breakfast again-DD went back to the bounty platter as the egg croissant wasn't enough the day before
    Lunch- we ate quite late around 3 pm
    Pizzasafari

    Here we made a mistake, I ordered 3 pizza. they come with a side ceasar salad and some kind of chocholate moouse. It was too much DS and I could have shared as we each only ate 1/2 and he finished my salad- so one wasted credit

    We filled in the day using snacks, frozen treats, pretzels and the kids ate some more cereal back at the room. I was going to order from room service a hummus platter but I didn't we went to the pool instead- the kids split a club house there- it came with Doritos which I stole and a drink- the club house was cold and the bacon was wierd-really think and kind of line a ham stick. It did hit the spot and the kids did finish it.
     
  21. SlightlyGoofy

    SlightlyGoofy <font color=green>I shall be forced to take you on

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    I am hanging onto your every word. Maybe no one else has been getting the updates either. When I clicked the link there were loads of past messages that I had not read.

    Thanks for some suggestions that I might not have thought of.

    Slightly Goofy
     

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