Where is the funnel cake? Updated 8/13/13 Finale!!

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  1. DisneyMomFanatic

    DisneyMomFanatic DIS Veteran

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    Hello All,

    My family and I went to Disney World this summer for 9 days and 8 nights in a split stay in the same resort and same room. Now you might say, what??
    Well, we went down on 8/23 and in order to get free dining during our trip, we had to check out of our room on 8/25 and check back in. Our CM at Art of Animation at check in was wonderful and called to block our room so we didn’t have to move into another suite during our stay. So onto the questions…

    Who: Who are we?
    I am Karla, mom, wife and planner of all trips for our family. My favorite things to plan are our Disney trips and our cruises. I am 43 and love food. I am not a “foodie”, I just love food. I love seafood, steaks, chicken, some fish, a few veggies and love some fruits. I am a meat and potatoes gal in general but can also get down with a good pasta dish. I am the least adventurous of our group in terms of trying something new.

    DH is Matt, dad, husband and likes to have input into the vacations and will help if I want/need it. He is 42 and is a carnivore! He loves meat, meat and more meat but will eat veggies and fruits. He will eat pasta but only if there isn’t a better meat dish available. He will try just about anything once but is not a big fan of spices and will NOT eat onions or peppers but loves him some garlic!

    DS is Alex, son and 13. He is a bottomless pit that will graze all day long if allowed. Being autistic, he has some definite no-nos. He is not a big sauce fan and if he gets it, will get it on the side. He doesn’t use many condiments at all. He loves to eat food. His favorite is shrimp then a close second has to be calamari. He isn’t a big fan of veggies and likes even fewer fruits due to their texture. He loves all kinds of meats and side dishes that aren’t veggies or fruit.

    DD is Paige, daughter and 10 (newly). She considers herself a burgeoning foodie. She will try just about anything once except fish. She had a bad one once and won’t go back for even a different kind. She loves seafood, steak, chicken and pork. She will pay for some good potatoes and will eat some veggies. She loves her some good fruit and yogurt. She will get down with some good pasta as well. And she would put pepper on almost anything you set in front of her.

    Where and When: Where did we go and when?
    We went to Disney World of course!!! We stayed in Art of Animation, in a Finding Nemo family suite. We stayed from 8/23- 8/31 in a “split stay” in the same room and same resort. From 8/25 on we had free dining. We had the Deluxe dining plan the entire time. There will be a plethora of food pics during this dining review. A few pics of our resort and suite may make there way into this as well, but mostly food, and trust me, we ate and ate and ate some more.

    Why: Why did we do this trip?
    Well, it’s a Disney trip, duh! Oh but we really were celebrating somethings. First we were celebrating our 18th wedding anniversary and our DD’s 10th birthday (now she is happily on the adult menus).

    Now that all the initial questions are out of the way, let us get onto the where did we eat. That is coming up in my next post! Hope you follow along and enjoy.
     
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  3. jedijill

    jedijill <font color=red>Chiefs fan living in Bronco countr

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    You had me at funnel cake!

    Jill in CO
     
  4. SenecaWolf

    SenecaWolf I let my mind wander and it didn't come back!

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    Hey there, Was great meeting you and your family! Subscribing now :-)
     
  5. DisneyMomFanatic

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    WELCOME!!! You win the prize! You are my first response :cheer2: I love me some funnel cake. We shall see what happens with that funnel cake! Thanks for following along.
     
  6. DisneyMomFanatic

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    It was great meeting you too! My family had such a great time seeing me meet my DIS friends. I hope your trip was as much fun for you as ours was for us. Thanks for following along!
     
  7. GoofySon'sMom

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    Joining in! Looking forward to your reviews! :thumbsup2
     
  8. LifeIsDis

    LifeIsDis "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."

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    I'm joining in!
     
  9. DisneyMomFanatic

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    Thanks for joining and also looking forward to more on your review!

    Thanks for following, hope I don't disappoint!

    *just a side note, I have successfully multi-quoted for the very first time here!! love doing new things correctly!*
     
  10. beachmama3

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    Joining in too!! I LOVE to eat too, so can't wait to hear your reviews!
     
  11. MickeyNicki

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

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    Count me in!
     
  12. DisneyMomFanatic

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    Thanks for joining in, we did have some awesome food! I am going to be including what the children thought of their meals as well. We shall see how it goes.
     
  13. starousse

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    Joining in too!
     
  14. DonaldDoleWhip

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    I can't wait for your reviews! Sounds like there's a lot of food to look forward to. :goodvibes
     
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    I'm here! :wave2: And ready for you to bring on the food. :thumbsup2
     
  16. DisneyMomFanatic

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    Thanks, and speaking of counting, when I get my next post up lets count how many ressies I had. I can tell you it was a lot!

    Glad to have you along for the ride, it may be a bumpy one, but a long and good one too!

    Glad to have you join in! Hope I might be able to influence you in a choice or 2 for your next trip. We shall see.

    Hi! The food shall start by this weekend. I hope to get the list of reservations and QS places we ate up tomorrow or Thursday at the latest as I just started back to work today. We took well over about 1500 pictures this trip. So I will have lots of food to drool, ahem,:rolleyes1 I mean look at for all you guys
     
  17. deenbrad

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    Joining in!
    My cousins used to live in Norristown - on Haws St. Now they're in Audubon though.
     
  18. emmysmommy

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    Hi there Karla!!! I'm looking forward to hearing about your funnel cake and all the other food goodness.

    I think we were near funnel cakes when we met you!!! ;) Oh, and tell Paige that I am still impressed that she can do the splits all ways!

    Can't wait to hear about all the dining!!!

    BTW: That was nice of the CM to work it out so you didn't have to actually change rooms. Very handy!
     
  19. tinkerbellmagic

    tinkerbellmagic don't hate me because I loved the castle cake

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    Yep, that funnel cake drew me in like a magnet! Heck, I've even taken a photo of the funnel cake building in Epcot and tear up every time I see it, so yeah count me in! ::yes::
     
  20. DonaldDoleWhip

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    I'd be very happy if you can successfully influence me - you've already piqued my interest in Teppan Edo. :)
     
  21. DisneyMomFanatic

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    That is funny! We lived 2 streets away from Haws until we moved in July. We only moved about 7 blocks from where we were but out of Norristown Borough. Glad to have you along for the ride.

    We did have a good amount of goodness on our Deluxe plan. And you are correct about being near a funnel cake spot when we met, but that is not where my funnel cake experience happens! But I will give you a gold star for knowing we were near that location at our meet. The CM was really nice as were all the ones I dealt with at AoA and I made sure to tell the managers about that as well.


    Well I hope you end up liking my funnel cake story, but I will tell you right now it happens towards the end of my trip but there is a lot of other food in the mean time.
    Well you won't have to wait too long for that because our first park day is when our ressie was for Teppan Edo.
     

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