Greetings From England – The Brits Are Back!! **COMPLETED 07/05**

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  1. Linda67

    Linda67 DIS Veteran

    Aug 18, 2009
    Hello everyone :wave2:

    We’ve just got back from a wonderful two week vacation at WDW and I can’t wait to tell you all about the yummy food we ate

    I had such fun writing my last dining review that I thought I would give it another go and would love for you all to come along for the ride.

    Think of this review as my way of inviting you all to join us for breakfast, lunch and dinner with the odd cocktail thrown in without you having to actually consume the calories and endure the pain of elasticated pants and jogging on the spot in front of your computer for the next 6 months :laughing:

    So who are we and what’s the background to this trip?



    Me – 43 years young and the main planner of our Disney trips.

    I don’t eat meat but I do eat fish and almost anything else.

    I have been known to enjoy the occasional adult beverage :rolleyes1

    DH – 44 (he’ll be 45 by the end of this review but we’ll give him the benefit of the doubt)

    He is happy for me to plan our trips from start to finish and is the best travelling companion in the world :lovestruc

    He will try most things and isn’t a fussy eater but he is a carnivore at heart and would be more than happy to fill his entire plate with meat, meat and more meat.


    We stayed at the Wilderness Lodge, which by the way was wonderful, and slotted in a three day cruise on The Disney Dream into the middle of our vacation.

    We had the DDP for the full two weeks which was our first experience of the Disney Dining Plan


    May 14th – May 28th 2011

    Here are just some of the places we tried (click the links for individual reviews)

    [post=41330973]Roaring Fork[/post]
    [post=41342782]Breakfast At Roaring Fork & A Quick Stop At La Cava Del Tequila![/post]
    [post=41359515]Tangierine Café & Some Italian & German Treats[/post]
    [post=41364049]Le Cellier[/post]
    [post=41378979]Whispering Canyon Café[/post]
    [post=41386719]Chip 'n' Dale's Campfire Sing-Along'[/post]
    [post=41391205]Contempo Café[/post]
    [post=41399141]Starring Rolls, Backlot Express & The Tune In Lounge[/post]
    [post=41424434]Earl Of Sandwich, Captain Cook’s And Some Liquid Refreshments![/post]
    [post=41507428]Roaring Fork, MK Snack & Wishes Dessert Party[/post]
    [post=41519270]A Day At Wilderness Lodge[/post]
    [post=41554163]Yachtsman Steakhouse[/post]
    [post=41567288]Crystal Palace & Typhoon Lagoon[/post]
    [post=41581532]Hoop Dee Doo Review[/post]
    [post=41594014]Tamu Tamu Refreshments & AK Snacks[/post]
    [post=41641058]Via Napoli[/post]
    [post=41654238]Earl Of Sandwich - Take 2[/post]
    [post=41667609]Starring Rolls Café[/post]
    [post=41680555]Territory Lounge & Artist Point[/post]
    [post=41710485]Roaring Fork Waffles (Again!)[/post]
    [post=41719846]Wolfgang Puck Express[/post]

    Disney Dream

    [post=41445923]Animator's Palate[/post]
    [post=41457007]Tow Mater Grill & Luigi's Pizza[/post]
    [post=41469761]Enchanted Garden[/post]
    [post=41482392]Castaway Cay[/post]
    [post=41495056]Royal Palace[/post]
    [post=41495064]Royal Palace Breakfast[/post]

    I Hope you can join me as I re-live our little culinary adventure as I count down the days until we return in October for our first ever food and wine festival :banana:
  2. Linda67

    Linda67 DIS Veteran

    Aug 18, 2009
    Saturday 14th May 2011

    I hadn’t made any ADRs for our first night as we weren’t due to land until early evening and I knew that we would be tired after our long flight

    We checked into the Wilderness Lodge and were very happy to discover that we had been upgraded :cool1:

    Once we had freshened up and un-packed our bags we popped down to Roaring Forks to buy our refillable mugs and explore the resort for a while

    When hunger began to strike we decided to head back to Roaring Forks to grab something to eat

    Vegetable Wrap for me


    This was good and fresh but very spicy, I enjoy fairly spicy foods but this was a little on the hot side even for me. I think I ate about half (it was huge)

    DH got the 1/3 lb. Angus Bacon Cheeseburger with French Fries; you can also see his dessert in the picture which was a huge chocolate brownie


    DH really enjoyed his burger. It was freshly prepared to order and he commented on the good quality of the burger.

    I stole a couple of his fries for research purposes :rolleyes1 and they were hot, fresh and yummy

    He loved the brownie but couldn’t eat it all so half of it ended up in the fridge for a morning snack

    For dessert I got the strawberry frozen yoghurt which for some reason I don’t seem to have a picture of but it was delicious and full of chunks of real strawberry

    It was very entertaining to observe the ingenious ways that people had to get the absolute maximum amount of yoghurt into their plastic cups :laughing:

    We topped up our mugs and sat outside for a while excitedly chatting about the two weeks ahead before the time difference finally caught up with us and we headed to bed

    Coming Up Next …………… Passports At The Ready, We’re Off To Morocco And Canada
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  4. scottishgirl1

    scottishgirl1 Mouseketeer

    Jul 19, 2010
    Hi! I enjoyed your previous dining report so am looking forward to reading this one. Lucky you getting an upgrade at Wilderness Lodge, we have only been there for meals but it looks stunning.
  5. danalee

    danalee You wouldnt understand, its a New Kids thing!

    Apr 30, 2005
    Sounds great, cant wait for more! :goodvibes
  6. mamaboogie

    mamaboogie DIS Veteran

    Jun 13, 2008

    So, so, so excited you've started your report!:thumbsup2

    Cannot wait to hear all about it :surfweb:
  7. phabric

    phabric DIS Veteran

    Aug 3, 2004
    Great start. Will be looking for more.
  8. GoofySon'sMom

    GoofySon'sMom DIS Veteran

    Oct 11, 2007
    Definitely in for your review! :cool1:
  9. MickeyNicki

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

    Sep 22, 2005
    Hi Linda! Count me in for this one!

    We were there May 19-25...bummer that we missed you!
  10. MrsTigger

    MrsTigger <font color=green>DLRP board....guaranteed to make

    Sep 7, 2008
    Looking forward to reading more!
  11. mamaboogie

    mamaboogie DIS Veteran

    Jun 13, 2008
    BTW - 'the odd cocktail'???? Yeah, right!:rotfl2:
  12. butiflfeet

    butiflfeet I drink and I know things

    Jul 29, 2008
    Yay for hotel upgrades! I hope the rest of your trip was just as magical. I'm looking forward to more of your reviews!
  13. dizneeat

    dizneeat DIS Veteran

    Apr 9, 2006
    Linda, you started! :woohoo: I am SO in here!

    Now going back to read! ;)
  14. chocolateMinnie

    chocolateMinnie DIS Veteran

    Jul 1, 2008
    I'm in - lucky you with the free upgrade :goodvibes:
  15. monica23535

    monica23535 DIS Veteran

    Aug 23, 2009
    I'm in, can't wait for more!
  16. TigerKat

    TigerKat DIS Veteran

    Apr 29, 2006
    Signing on!:thumbsup2
  17. Linda67

    Linda67 DIS Veteran

    Aug 18, 2009
    :welcome: thanks for reading along!
    WL is a wonderful resort, we loved it

    :welcome: Thanks for reading, hopefully another update today

    :cheer2: So, so, so happy to have you here Shari :goodvibes

    :welcome: Thanks for joining in, hopefully I can get a few moments to update today

    :welcome: Great to have you reading along!

    Hi Nicki, I just love your reviews :worship:
    What a shame we didn't get to say 'Hi' - it sure was hot wasn't it?

    :welcome: Hope you enjoy reading along

    :rotfl2: You know me so well !

    :welcome: The whole trip was just wonderful, it was hard to get back on the plane to come home

    Karin! - wonderful to have you on board :flower3:

    :welcome: We really were lucky, 2 whole weeks in an upgraded room!

    :welcome: Hopefully, I'll get time to update today

    :welcome: Great to have you join in, hope you enjoy it!
  18. Linda67

    Linda67 DIS Veteran

    Aug 18, 2009
    Sunday 15th May 2011

    We both woke up at stupid ‘o’ clock so I decided to head to the gym for an hour. I know, I know, it was temporary madness which I put down to jet leg, don’t worry, it was the first and last visit on this trip with the exception of a massage later in the week :thumbsup2

    After a shower and a coffee we decided to head down to Roaring Fork to check out the breakfast offerings

    Oh yes baby, they have a waffle menu and I considered it my DIS duty to work my way through it over the coming days


    Wilderness Waffles – Mickey Waffles with candied pecans and maple butter

    We split and order between us which as per my previous comments on the gym this would be the first and last time this happened (mine, mine, mine :laughing:)

    They were totally delicious, very light and fresh and the maple butter was heavenly :cloud9:

    DH quickly took the bacon from the plate but said it tasted weird, not like any bacon he had ever tried before :confused3

    After breakfast we hung around pool side for a while before heading over to Epcot with the intention of exploring World Showcase

    After an enjoyable hour walking around I decided it was time for my first adult beverage of the trip so I had better make it a good one, and boy, it sure was :worship:


    Avocado Margarita from La Cava Del Tequila

    I’d read about this beauty on the DIS and was intrigued as to how it would taste, well let me tell you this is a total work of genius (can you tell I liked it)

    As I glugged it down the noises coming from our table were like a scene from ‘When Harry Met Sally’ :rolleyes1

    The only disappointment was that I didn’t get time to go back for another one :eek: I will be sure to rectify this on our next trip!

    Coming up next – Tangierine Cafe
  19. mamaboogie

    mamaboogie DIS Veteran

    Jun 13, 2008
    'I'll have what she's having!':rotfl:

    Roaring Forks looks amazing! A waffle menu??

    I was sad not to get to La Cava last year - that avocado margarita looks heavenly :cloud9:

    Can't wait for Tangierine Cafe - that was one of my favourites!:love:
  20. TheMaxRebo

    TheMaxRebo DIS Veteran

    Jan 12, 2008
    great start to your review and I love the classy look to your photos with the border ;)

    Your trip sounds great - can't imagine taking a vacation that long
  21. LowesChevy

    LowesChevy The happy haunts have received your sympathetic vi

    Oct 18, 2007
    I am here too! Looking good so far

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