Tusker House closed for refurb this fall!!

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  1. MomofKatie

    MomofKatie Dairy World? Fairy World! OH, DARN IT!!

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    Just read on TGM site:

    Tusker House will be closed August 20- November 16, 2007, reopening November 17th.

    No word on what the refurb is for- there has been a rumor out there before that it will become a TS character meal location. Hope not- we really like it as a CS!!
     
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  3. HopperFan

    HopperFan "It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, princess."

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    That is a hit to a park with limited food offerings......do you think the timing is such that Yak & Yeti may open by time it closes ? That sounds good for my trip ;)
     
  4. MomofKatie

    MomofKatie Dairy World? Fairy World! OH, DARN IT!!

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    The last time I checked, the opening date for Y&Y was just 'Summer 07'- but I've heard July is the target month.
     
  5. Leota

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    I really hope it doesn't become another character meal. They can just expand Restraunosaurus, can't they?

    They already took away my other favorite AK CS - The dumplings & noodle salad at Chakranadi :sad2:
     
  6. suzimar57

    suzimar57 <font color=blue>when i do put some makeup on, he'

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    boo!

    (there goes our CS of rotisserie chicken, mashed & green beans....)
     
  7. VLee

    VLee DIS Veteran

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    Oh, this is bad news....we were looking forward to one of the CS meals here in October since there is no TS available, except for breakfast.
     
  8. jbmom

    jbmom <font color=darkorchid>Our underwear just gets put

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    Now where are we going to eat in late August. Ugh, that is one of our favorites. I have never even tried any other cs in AK.
     
  9. bookgirl2632

    bookgirl2632 DIS Veteran

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    Well, I hope it doesn't become a character meal. I like it the way it is.

    But if you need a CS for AK, there's always Flame Tree. I like that almost as much.
     
  10. Praying Colonel

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    Ditto, ditto and ditto. I guess we'll see how Flame Tree handles the increased business....
     
  11. budbeerlady

    budbeerlady <font color=blue>I call DH The STREAK!!<br><font c

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    Darn, it is our favorite cs. We eat there 2x a trip! I hope they dont change it!
     
  12. monami7

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    We actually LOVE flame tree. However that is a lot of people eating at 1 CS place. i guess there is always Pizza
     
  13. canda

    canda a Dis board vulture

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    Flame Tree can not handle the crowds it gets now. Even during the so called "so periods" (which are vanishing), they have the longest lines.

    Best food + best smell + best outdoor seating = Lots of folks.
     
  14. faindrops27

    faindrops27 I love free DDP but love going on cruises too! My

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    Oh well, this really sucks. I never tried it. But, I was going to try it in August. Oh well. :sad2:
     
  15. Twende

    Twende Best laid plans of Mouse and men.....

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    What a shame! That is DH's favorite place to eat in AK. The food is always very good for a CS and there is always some kind of entertainment going on nearby!:sad1:
     
  16. agnes!

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    Speaking of the AK & dining locations...

    I was excited about the new AK restaurant until I saw who is going to be running the Yak & Yeti...the same company that runs Rainforest Cafes. I have NEVER had an edible meal in the two different locations I've tried. The new place sounds like a Disneyfied version of an RC...oh goody :scared1: .
    We *always* eat at Tusker House - the food & the service are both good (especially for a CS). The other thing for us is that once the new restauant opens up, there goes our DDE discount for Tusker :( . Don't know if we'll be able to get the 20% off at the Dawa Bar anymore either.

    agnes!
     
  17. disneyfav4ever

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

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    I guess we're eating at Flame Tree in Sep then. :sad2:
     
  18. jstouder

    jstouder Mouseketeer

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    That's too bad. This was our favorite CS last year. The food was fantastic and being able to get out of the heat was a bonus.

    I guess we will try Flame Tree this year.
     
  19. Dizneydaz

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    Well that's a bummer!:confused3 We love Tuskers. I guess it's FT or Yak & Yeti, for us.
     
  20. Eeyore's Tailfinder

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    BOO - we will be hitting AK on the 23rd August and wanted to eat here :(
     
  21. hmp2z

    hmp2z Disney Bride, Mom to Molly, Moose, and Hannah (all

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    Gosh, we've always been driven away from Flame Tree by the awful poo smell coming out of the bathrooms right next to it! I giggled when I saw the "best smell" quote. And now we don't eat meat, so it's really a pity that they're taking away the only AK restaurant that we enjoy.

    Cheers!
    Heather W
     

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