Ok, so I am a little late writing this up. And ok, so I have not yet finished my actual trip report. And ok, so we have anoter 14 days after this one to tell of. BUT, I figured maybe I could get a dining report out quicker. And maybe it will be as helpful to others as others have been for me. And maybe I can get both trips out quicker if I do a dining review first. So that is what I am going to attempt. We arrived in The World on New Years Day 2008 for our first 13 night trip with just me (Mom) and the kids (Ty had just turned 9 and Skye was 3 1/2) for a wonderful stay at All Star Movies. We also had added the Deluxe Dining Plan...and oh how much fun the planning was! We had never even done the regular Dining Plan so it was all new to us. And let me tell you, I have a difficult time thinking about another trip without the Deluxe Dining Plan. You guys all helped me so much with your reviews and pictures...I belong to another Disney board too, but I find you guys so much more informative! So I hope I can give back... Before we begin the reivews though, let me say that we are not gourmets. In fact, in the past we have not done many table service meals at Disney...not because we would not like to but because it would cost too much. The DDDP made that a non-issue. Also, I love to try new things and eat almost anything, Tyler is on the picky side, and Skye sort of follows in her brother's footsteps but is a bit easier to get to try things and actually does find she likes new things sometimes. And while the kids are not super adventurous eaters, they love to go out to eat! And they are very well behaved while we are there (I wish I could say so much otherwise!). So, we tried a lot of restaurants that were new for us. We have been to the World many times (Ty has been about 12 times since the age of two) so while it took a lot of time getting to our ADRs and eating, we did not feel like we were missing anything. Also, along those lines, Skye is still about an inch too short for the "big" rides (although she cannot wait) and Ty is just a little too chicken for most of them so the lines that tend to be longer were not something we were using our time on so it kind of balanced out for us. The places we ate were... Yacht Club Galley - lunch Goofy's Candy Company - Snack Citricos -Dinner World Premiere Food Court - Breakfast Tuskerhouse - lunch Animal Kingdom Oasis Popcorn Cart Narcoossee - Dinner 1900 Park Fare - breakfast Liberty Tree Tavern - Lunch The Plaza - Dinner Restaurant Marrakesh - Lunch Chefs de France - Dinner Hollywood & Vine - Breakfast Mama Melrose - Dinner Ohana - Breakfast Lunching Pad - Snack Crystal Palace - Lunch Grand Floridian Cafe - Dinner Main Street Bakery - Breakfast Liberty Square Produce Market - Snack Club Cool Akershus - Lunch 1900 Park Fare - Dinner Cape May Cafe - Breakfast World Premiere Food Court - Dinner Tuskerhouse - Breakfast Yak & Yeti - Lunch Boma - Dinner Crystal Palace - Breakfast Concorse Steakhouse - Lunch Lunching Pad - Snack Kona Cafe - Dinner Le Cellier - Lunch The Writers Stop - Snack Flying Fish - Dinner World Premiere Food Court - Breakfast Coral Reef - Lunch Kringla Bakery - Snack Tutto Italia - Dinner Canada Popcorn - Snack World Premiere Food Court - Snack Chef Mickey's - Breakfast And I'll start off in the next post... Oh, and the reason for my title is that January 1, 2008 was the first day of the Deluxe Dining Plan so we were not sure what to expect.