"I believe I am going to die in Disney..." Table of Contents in post 1!

Discussion in 'Disney Dining Reviews' started by Monica20039, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. Monica20039

    Monica20039 Mouseketeer

    Nov 20, 2007
    Hello everyone! I read through countless dining reviews while planning for our 8 night/9 day Disneymoon, and we just returned home today so we wanted to continue the magic by starting our dining reviews!

    Who's we?


    Me: Monica, 23, the bride! I am a meat and potatoes kind of gal, and I despise seafood and I hate trying new things when it comes to food. I have my faves, and I tend to stick to them. I love dessert and all things sweet, so to save calories I order water or diet coke. No use in drinkin' calories when you can EAT them! :laughing:

    DH: Daniel, 26, the groom! He loves to eat and will eat anything. I guess he is the opposite of me. Daniel has a love of seafood and is always interested in trying new dishes and flavors. He refused to help me plan the activities in the park, but he sure was vocal about the ADRs...sort of. While planning for our Disneymoon, I tried...I begged...I pleaded with him to look at menus and help me plan it all out.

    "Whatever you want," he says.

    Lies, all lies!! :sad2:

    Here's what my ADRs were BEFORE we got to Disney:
    -Sci-Fi Dine In Theater
    -1900 Park Fare
    -Le Cellier
    -Chef Mickey's
    -Crystal Palace
    -50's Prime Time Cafe
    -Tutto Italia
    -Planet Hollywood

    Links will be added as each review is completed:

    Here's what they ended up being once we got there:
    -Sci-Fi Dine In Theater (Monica's Review)
    -Sci-Dine In Theater (Daniel's Review)
    -Tutto Italia (Daniel's Review)
    -Tutto Italia (Monica's Review)
    -Grand Floridian Cafe
    -50's Prime Time Cafe
    -Planet Hollywood
    -Tutto Italia (yup, twice)
    -Le Cellier

    More on the drastic changes as we embark on our gluttony filled reviews.

    Also included in our reviews are:

    Counter Service:
    -All Star Music Food Court- Breakfast, September 3, 2008
    -Flame Tree BBQ
    -Pecos Bill
    -Catalina Eddie's
    -Cantina San Angel
    -Sunshine Seasons (Monica's Review)
    -Sunshine Seasons (Daniel's Review)
    -Wolfgang Puck Express (Downtown Disney Marketplace)

    -All Star Music Food Court
    -Main Street Bakery
    -Min & Bill's Dockside
    -Cocktail in France
    -Club Cool (not really a snack...)

    Daniel will be typing up his own reviews because I "am not funny nor witty enough to accurately portray his opinions."

    Bite me, honey. :rotfl:

    Daniel didn't gain any weight, and I gained 1 lbs. Thank goodness for all the walking!

    I did take pictures of all the food, although I got many weird looks. I tried to ignore them because I knew the importance of taking pictures. You all appreciate it, right?

    Let's get started with the culinary porn! :woohoo:

    Up first: Sci-Fi Dine In Theater!
  2. Karlzmom

    Karlzmom DIS Veteran

    May 16, 2007
    bring on the porn! [food porn, that is :) ]
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  4. Monica20039

    Monica20039 Mouseketeer

    Nov 20, 2007
    Oh, and on a side note of sorts...

    The quote I used as our thread title was said by Daniel after one of our meals...to see which one, stay tuned!

    Also, a bit more background:

    We were on the regular dining plan (free!) from September 1-9, 2008 and we stayed at All Star Music in Jazz Inn 2.

    We cannot imagine being on the deluxe dining plan! We thought there was way too much food on this dining plan, and we did end up sharing a few counter service meals, and we used most of our snacks credits on breakfast or water.
  5. Monica20039

    Monica20039 Mouseketeer

    Nov 20, 2007
    Monica's Review:

    Soooo, I have read many reviews that say you pretty much go to the Sci-Fi Dine In Theater for the atmosphere and to stick to shakes/burgers. I figured these were really picky people who take food too seriously.

    I was wrong.

    We enter the restaurant about 30 minutes before our ADR time because we just got off a plane and we're hungry. I politely ask the cast member if we could be seated any earlier, and he cheerfully says yes. Another lady comes up and asks the same thing but in a rude manner, and he says she has to wait until her ADR time. Point of my story- be nice! :)

    Then a nice lady comes and calls out our names and shows us the "pit stop" (Daniel was confused by this...but then gets it after he sees the car...insert light bulb here) and we head to our car. We get seated in the back seat (are they insinuating something since we're newlyweds?) and immediately after a family of 4 gets seated in the front 2 rows of the car. The boys begin yelling and the parents look flustered.

    We sit there and look at the menu. We sit there some more. We start counting the number of cars. We slowly start to lose feeling in our toes...it's super cold in this place!

    And we sit some more (get my drift...)

    Then we try to listen to the "movies" playing on the screen, but we're way in the back and it's hard to hear over all the noise, and I am shivering. Daniel is saying something along the lines of, "Why did you pick this place?"

    Um, you could have looked at the menus too?! :mad:

    Finally a waitress comes over and takes the drink orders of the family in front of us. The kids cannot decide what they want to drink, I am getting antsy. I am impatient- I admit it.

    Ashley (waitress) then brings the kiddos their drinks and their parents their alcoholic beverages (I can see why they need it), and finally takes our drink orders.

    I get a diet cherry vanilla coke (don't want to waste too many calories, my meal should be good), and Daniel orders a light raspberry lemonade.

    About 5 minutes later we get our drinks, and finally we order. At this point I have stage 1 of hypothermia. Okay, so I am a drama queen, sue me.

    About 3 minutes later we get our food. YAY!! :thumbsup2



    Our food was about the same temperature as the restaurant- COLD!! :confused:

    What did I order?

    Smoked Baby Back Ribs - Basted with barbecue sauce served with cole slaw and a choice of cucumber-melon salad or french fries $18.99

    I chose the french fries.


    The ribs were okay. Nothing great, nothing terrible except that they were cold. Very cold. I'm talkin' not even warm. Fries were typical french fries, but cold. Coleslaw- to be fair I don't like any coleslaw so I am leaving this out of the equation.

    I am so hungry I eat it all without any complaints and she refills my diet coke about 3 times. Service is great, food not so much.

    Next up is dessert- I ordered the apple crisp tart.


    It was ridiculously HOT! I took a bite and nearly scorched my tongue off. If only they would heat the rest of their food as much as they heated the apple crisp tart I would have been happy. Right about now I was feeling really cold yet my mouth was on fire. Peachy.

    The portion was good, the service was good, but sadly the food was terribly cold. Also, during our food adventures later on in the trip we saw plenty of counter service ribs/fries that looked much better than ours did.

    Overall, Sci-Fi gets 2 out of 10 stars. The 2 stars are merely for service. Waste of a table service, the atmosphere wasn't even all that great, and it was just flat out disappointing.

    DDP- 2 table service credits
    Cash Cost- $58.73

    Summary: Overrated

    Up next, Daniel's review of Sci-Fi!
  6. Minniespal

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  7. Monica20039

    Monica20039 Mouseketeer

    Nov 20, 2007
    Some more pictures from the Sci-Fi to hold you over while Daniel types up his review.



  8. iScrap

    iScrap Mouseketeer

    Jul 15, 2008
    Congratulations! You're report is off to a great start (so glad I didn't book Sci-Fi!). Subscribing. :)
  9. w-family

    w-family Mouseketeer

    Aug 29, 2007
    I am looking forward to reading more of your husband's "witty comments" (my husband says the same thing - no one is ever as funny as he is!:rotfl: ) Anyways keep it coming and congrats on your wedding. We just celebrated our 9 year anniversay on 9/4.
  10. BellaSoleil

    BellaSoleil Mommy of Belle~ Wife of Goofy

    Jul 11, 2008
    Oh my goodness- you are to cute!!!!

    Okay, with that out of the way.....We HMed at Disney, too. We didn't do the dining plan and were kicking ourselves for it! Subbing....your report looks like alot of fun.:banana:
  11. sandybobandy

    sandybobandy DIS Veteran

    Apr 22, 2006
    I like you already! Can't wait for more! :)
  12. MickeyNicki

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

    Sep 22, 2005
    First off congrats!

    Secondly, great reviews and pictures.

    I am thinking of changing our Sci Fi ressie, but I am so sick of changing things around! Maybe if we just order burgers and fries and a milkshake, how bad can it be?
  13. TigerKat

    TigerKat DIS Veteran

    Apr 29, 2006
    I'm signing on....popcorn::
  14. TarheelPrincess

    TarheelPrincess Mouseketeer

    Aug 28, 2008
    Congratulations! I can't wait to hear about Tutto!
  15. GoofySon'sMom

    GoofySon'sMom DIS Veteran

    Oct 11, 2007
    I'm in as well! And ... CONGRATS to you!
  16. luvpooh

    luvpooh oh bother!

    Aug 23, 1999
    I definitely am looking forward to reading your reviews (and your DH's!)
    Make sure you give the details of how the ADR's got switched around when you were there...sounds familiar! :rolleyes:
  17. suzimar57

    suzimar57 Miss my Happy Place.

    May 7, 2000
    enjoyed your sci-fi review so far - sorry it was so cold in there for you! (as well as the ribs) - hoping the other restaurants are better!
  18. Iggipolka

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    Oct 30, 2005
    We love Sci-Fi, but I always order a burger and fries. My wife likes the blue cheese steak salad and the onion rings.
    I think that sticking to basic food items at Sci-Fi is a good idea as the kitchen seems to be able to handle that better. Sad, because the atmosphere is awesome! Too bad the food doesn't live up to that.

    Oh..and I totally agree with Monica (my name is Monika, btw ;) ) Sci-Fi is FREEZING! We went in June, when it was hotter than the surface of the sun outside. Inside Sci-Fi, I wanted a coat!
  19. butiflfeet

    butiflfeet I drink and I know things

    Jul 29, 2008
    Congratulations! I can't think of a better place for a honeymoon. I'm looking forward to both of your reviews! It's like getting a 2 for one deal! :dance3:
  20. habg1

    habg1 DIS Veteran

    Jan 29, 2008
    Happy honeymoon! Congrats!

    Looking forward to more...
  21. John's Mom

    John's Mom Jambo Wildbunch Gang

    Jun 20, 2004
    Congratulations to the bride and groom! Great start on your reviews!

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