~We seldom report of having eaten too little~ 06/22 New Pre-Trip Posted!

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  1. TinkerBelle_325

    TinkerBelle_325 Magical Musing Meg

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    We seldom report of having eaten too little...

    Now there is an interesting thought (provided by Thomas Jefferson) and one that is very appropriate in this thread How often have you read a dining review where someone opens with "Oh my god we were simply STARVING our whole week at Walt Disney World!"? That being said...

    Welcome to the March Edition of ~We seldom report of having eaten too little~!!

    It will be followed with editions for each of my upcoming trips:

    September/October 2010
    December 2010/January 2011

    For the previous edition of ~We seldom report of having eaten too little~ please click here.


    LIVE BLOG

    For those interested, I was inspired by lurkyloo's live blog from her iPhone! Given that I have an iPhone and I adore doing live reports......

    I give you:

    Tinkerbelle_325 does WDW live!

    I have used this blog for my last few trips, but sparingly as international 3G roaming is pricey!! Luckily, I've found a really affordable US Travel Pack from my cell phone service provider so you can expect lots of updates! I will plan post several updates live from the parks each day. I adore Lou Mongello's "Where in the World?" game too. Some posts will be food, some will be crowds and others will be "where in the world?". I will still update this DIS dining review each night too :thumbsup2


    TABLE OF CONTENTS
    ADRs & Plans
    Vintage Food Pics

    CAST OF CHARACTERS

    I'm Tink, I'm 24 and I have done a few Dining Reports in the past, most notably this past August & October. I also seem to be somewhat famous for *this* picture

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    At which most people go ::yes:: and then :scared1: when they discover this is NOT Yoshi's Deluxe Platter but our insane first experience with California Grill Sushi that set us back $100 LOL. It was soooo worth it but we've never ordered that much since. Typically we stick to 2 or 3 rolls now.

    My DIS-inspirations are MickeyNicki & oybolshoi. :goodvibes Their reports are fun, filled with pictures and great commentary :wave2:


    TRIP BACKGROUND
    March 23rd - 31st at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. This trip is in celebration of my 25th birthday on March 25th! :goodvibes

    CAST

    :tinker: Tink (Me): I'm 24 (will turn 25 during the trip) It will be my 36th trip to WDW and my 2nd time at WDW for my birthday, the last time being my 21st.
    Favorite Park: Epcot
    Favorite Rides:
    MK = Haunted Mansion & Splash Mountain
    EP = Soarin
    DHS = Tower of Terror & Toy Story Mania
    AK = Expedition Everest & Kilimanjaro Safaris
    Favorite Restaurants:
    TS = California Grill, Jiko, Kona Cafe & Tokyo Dining
    CS = Flame Tree BBQ & Wolfgang Puck Express
    Favorite Snack: Make Your Own from Goofy's & Dole Whip


    ::MinnieMo DMom: Age withheld at penalty of death :lmao: It will be her 37th trip to WDW. She is punctual and easy going at the same time (She had to learn to be with my DDad and I who are both well....stubborn and perpetually late)
    Favorite Park: Epcot
    Favorite Rides: Soarin & Impressions de France
    Favorite Restaurants: California Grill, Jiko, Kona Cafe, Tokyo Dining
    Favorite Snack: Popcorn


    :eeyore: DDad: Age withheld as well. It will be his 37th trip to WDW. He is as much a Disney freak as me but hides it better. His favorite part of the trip is the food and spending time at World Showcase. As mentioned above...He is stubborn and perpetually late (like me).
    Favorite Park: Epcot
    Favorite Rides: Pirates of the Caribbean, Soarin
    Favorite Restaurants: California Grill, Jiko, Kona Cafe, Tokyo Dining
    Favorite Snack: Dole Whip


    COMING UP NEXT: ADR Plans
     
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  3. PISCESANGEL

    PISCESANGEL ILoveDisney!

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    Following you over! I don't want to miss anything!! :goodvibes
     
  4. TinkerBelle_325

    TinkerBelle_325 Magical Musing Meg

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    Yay! Thanks for joining in again :goodvibes
     
  5. apurplebrat

    apurplebrat DIS Veteran DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    Can't wait for the reviews!popcorn::
     
  6. tink1957

    tink1957 Proud Redhead

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    :cool1:Sounds yummy, as usual. I can't wait to read about V & A's.popcorn::
     
  7. TinkerBelle_325

    TinkerBelle_325 Magical Musing Meg

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    And I can't wait to write them!


    I'm so excited about my 2nd visit to V&A's! I'll be interested to see what new courses there are and if I will be able to decide between the pork, or the kobe upgrade...decisions decisions ;)
     
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    TinkerBelle_325 Magical Musing Meg

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    ADRs

    As usual, my ADR and dining plans have changed many times, but I believe this is the final version :thumbsup2

    MARCH 23rd
    BREAKFAST - Toronto International Airport
    LUNCH - Five Guys Burgers & Fries @ DCA Airport
    DINNER - Rose & Crown Dining Room


    MARCH 24th
    BREAKFAST - Kusafari Cafe
    LUNCH - Flame Tree BBQ
    DINNER - Chefs de France


    MARCH 25th
    BREAKFAST - Kona Island Coffee
    LUNCH - Columbia Harbor House
    DINNER - Victoria & Albert's


    MARCH 26th
    BREAKFAST - Starring Rolls
    LUNCH - Red Lobster
    DINNER - Ohana


    MARCH 27th
    BREAKFAST - Sunshine Seasons
    LUNCH - Le Cellier
    DINNER - Artist Point


    MARCH 28th
    BREAKFAST - Wolfgang Puck Express
    LUNCH - Garden View Tea (DMom & Meg)/ ESPN Club (DDad)
    DINNER - California Grill


    MARCH 29th
    BREAKFAST - Main Street Bakery
    LUNCH - Liberty Tree Tavern
    DINNER - Flying Fish


    MARCH 30th
    BREAKFAST - Pepper Market
    LUNCH - Chefs de France
    DINNER - Tokyo Dining


    MARCH 31st
    BREAKFAST - Orlando International Airport
     
  9. MickeyNicki

    MickeyNicki It is pretty darn sad when a valet picks you out a

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    Count me in, I LOVE your reports and reviews!
     
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    TinkerBelle_325 Magical Musing Meg

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    Hey Nicki!! :wave2:

    Thanks for joining in again :goodvibes You know I love your reviews too! Hey! My DDad is starting to become like Todd, he wants me to change ADRs at the last minute! :scared1: Doesn't he realize that we are going between March Break & Easter....um hi! BUSY season! :rotfl:
     
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    Oh YaY! This looks like so much fun...can't wait to live and eat vicariously thru ya!!:)
     
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    MickeyNicki It is pretty darn sad when a valet picks you out a

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    I will send you the Todd Magic Change Your Reservation and Get In With No Reservation Pixie Dust ASAP! pixiedust:
     
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    :rotfl2:
     
  14. TinkerBelle_325

    TinkerBelle_325 Magical Musing Meg

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    Ok, I literally started laughing out loud at my desk when I read that! :lmao::rotfl: My coworkers now think I'm insane :rolleyes1
     
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    TinkerBelle_325 Magical Musing Meg

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    Favorite Food Pics: Vintage Food

    While I'm waiting for my trip to begin (18 days!!) I thought I'd post some of my favorite food pics :) I started taking food pictures way back in 2005

    So....


    VINTAGE FOOD PORN

    Artist Point May 2005
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    Cedar Plank Salmon with Celery Root Puree

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    Happiest Celebration on Earth Chocolate Torte with Blood Orange Sauce

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    Amuse Bouche - Seared Scallop on Mashed Potatoes topped with Crispy Shallots

    Rose & Crown May 2005
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    Sadly Missed - Guinness Stew!

    Chefs de France May 2005
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    Smoked Salmon Crepe Appetizer

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    Happiest Celebration on Earth Macaroon with Orange Sorbet and Caramel Sauce

    Alfredo's May 2005 (I *so* miss this restaurant, but I haven't tried Tutto yet)
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    Caesar Salad

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    Crusty Bread with Olive Oil & Parmesan Cheese

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    Heirloom Tomatoes & Buffalo Mozzarella

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    Trio of Pasta - From Top: Fettuccine Alfredo, Gnocchi Bolognese & Penne with Marinara (this was SO good!)

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    Osso Bucco
     
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    Hi! You can count me in -- we're going to be at CSR at the same time. I love reading about all the places it would be insane to take my 8-year-old boy. (He's a great kid, but 2+ hour meals are just not in the cards.)

    Happy birthday, and have a wonderful trip!
     
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    PrincessPaczki Mom of 2 Prince's

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    Hi!:goodvibes I can't wait for your trip to start. Your ADRs look delicious and there are a few that we are considering so I will be interested in your thoughts on them.:)
     
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    Hello from Toronto aswell! Can't wait to read your reviews - I've enjoyed your past ones! You must be so excited to leave so soon!
     
  19. TinkerBelle_325

    TinkerBelle_325 Magical Musing Meg

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    Aww thank you :) I'm so lucky to be spending my bday at WDW.

    Hi! That's so cool that you'll be at CSR at the same time :goodvibes Aww well in a few years hopefully you'll be able to try some of the signatures, trust me they are so worth it! You might consider California Grill, the view and the fireworks are great ways to keep any child entertained.

    Which ones are you considering? I've eaten at a good number of these restaurants already so I'd be happy to answer any questions!

    Hi fellow Torontonian! Thanks for joining in on my reviews again :thumbsup2 I'm getting soi excited I can barely stand it! 12 days!
     
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    TinkerBelle_325 Magical Musing Meg

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    Is it time to go yet???

    12 Days!!!​


    I am getting so excited for this trip that its getting hard to focus on work, though it seems like that will change today as my boss mentioned a major assignment that needs to be done before I leave for vacation :scared1:

    I've been listening to live365 non-stop for days, printing out all the info for my Disney binder, shopping for some clothes, getting the luggage out from the basement and even going to the airport...twice....yup that's right! I'm sure some on you are going....:confused:

    My family and I have NEXUS passes. NEXUS is a border crossing program that allows pre-screening. Basically, when it comes time for us to cross the border either by car or by air we don't have to wait in line. We simply scan our NEXUS passes and walk on through.

    So this year I had to renew my passport and then take it to the NEXUS office to give them the updated info. On our first visit to try and update the info the NEXUS office was closed. On our 2nd visit we had it updated.

    I cannot tell you how weird it feels to be in an airport and not be going anywhere! It's like torture :rotfl:

    We have also made a slight change to our ADRs, and for once it was me that made the changes, not DDad :lmao: Our first night we are going to have dinner at the Yachtsman Steakhouse instead of the Rose & Crown. That brings the total number of signature restaurants on this trip to 4, not including Victoria & Albert's, which is in a league of its own!
     
  21. mkleinbe

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    Jumping over to the new thread. How exciting to spend your birthday with Mickey! :banana:
     
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