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So our home time had arrived. We packed up our cases and we decided to call in at Disney springs for a few hours before our flight. We decided on Earl of sandwich for lunch. DH and I both got the holiday turkey, this was as delicious as always. These were $6.99 each.
DD had the Mac and cheese, this was $4.99 and she ate about half and DH finished it off.
DD also got a pot of grapes for $2.99, she ate all of these and enjoyed them.
It came to a total of $21.05 with out DVC discount taken off.
We arrived at the airport at 2.30pm for our flight scheduled to leave at 5.55pm. We headed over to the premium economy queue to check in and there was hardly anyone else there! It took 5 mins to get through security and we spent time chilling at the gate. We boarded about 5.30pm and when we got sat down they brought us a class of fizzy wine. It was very nice and such a novelty having real glass!
We took off a little late and shortly after they came round with a drinks service. I had a white wine and the standard cheese and choice pretzels.
About an hour into the flight they came around with the evening meal. It was a choice of chicken, beef stew or vegetable lasagne. We all chose the chicken. It came with a salad with olive oil and balsamic dressing, a bread roll, butter, crackers, cheese and a flapjack cake.
The food was pretty average. The chicken was the best thing there. It came with rice, beans and a roasted pepper. I also had a white wine with the meal.
An hour and a half before landing they came round with breakfast. This was an apple strudel pastry which was far too sweet. A pot of yoghurt and a pouch of granola, the yoghurt was warm so didn't eat his either. And a bowl of fruit salad, you can't really go wrong with fruit salad. We ended up making up our delayed time and landed exactly on schedule into sunny Glasgow. We've had an absolutely wonderful time and the holiday blues are somewhat softened by the fact we will be returning in 104 days.
Thank you to everyone who has read along with our food exploits.
This morning we were up mega early for DH to do the Star Wars 5K. This event was so much fun! Loads of people dressed up. After the run we headed to Cracker Barrel for breakfast. I had the pecan pancakes, you were given 3 good sized pancakes with some salted butter and a bottle of maple syrup to add yourself. These were absolutely delicious!
DD had the kids buttermilk pancakes. These were a good size too and also really good!
DH got momma' breakfast. This was 2 eggs and 2 sausage patties and came with 3 buttermilk pancakes with syrup. DH really enjoyed this. We all agreed the pancakes here are the best we've ever had! The total with 3 drinks came to $31. Quite expensive for breakfast but worth it for the amazing pancakes!
After breakfast we decided to spend the morning in Hollywood studios, I'm not overly impressed with food options here so instead we asked DD where she would like to go as it was our last full day and she said McDonalds! So we headed to the one down by the all star resorts. DD had a chicken nugget happy meal with a regular cheeseburger and chocolate milk.
DH and I both got a Big Mac meal. This McDonald's is quite expensive presumably due to its location. Our meal came to $22.
After lunch we spent the afternoon at blizzard beach and decided to spend our last evening as we usually do in magic kingdom. We parked up in the MK car park and caught the ferry boat across the lake and walked over to contempo cafe for dinner. This is one of my favourite quick service places to eat. I had the braised beef and cheese sandwich. This was really good!
DH had a hot beef sub. This came with a pot of jus to dip the sub into. DH really enjoyed this and I used the jus to dip my sandwich into and it was really good!
DD had kids chicken nuggets (again), this came with grapes and chocolate milk. The total came to around $25 with the 20% passholder discount.
We had a lie in this morning and when we got up decided to have one of our snacks we'd bought using our snack credits for breakfast. This was delicious! Should have cost $5.49.
After breakfast 😂 we headed to the premium outlets at the top of i drive for abit of shopping and then onto the mall of millennia. We decided to try Cheesecake Factory for lunch as I've heard loads of good things but never been there. I got the spicy chicken burger with chipotle mayo. This was lovely! The chicken was huge and I had to cut some off to fit it in the burger so I could eat it.
DH had the bacon-bacon burger. This was a bacon cheese burger and he really enjoyed this! Unfortunately DDs meal came out and it was wrong, we ordered her spaghetti and meatballs but they brought us butter pasta. By the time they brought her meal DH and I had finished ours and DD had made do with bits of ours. Not ideal. She did eat abit of the spaghetti but I didn't manage to get a picture as she'd waited long enough! Our server wasn't great to be honest, not only did she get our order wrong, she took away our glasses of Coke to refill and didn't bring them back until well after we had finished our meal, at least 10 minutes later. The meal came to $44, can't fault the food but our server was pretty useless.
For dinner this evening we went to Cici's pizza at lake buena vista. We had a coupon from the Clarion for a free adult buffet. It cost us $15 for 2 adults and 1 child thanks to the coupon and DD eating for free as she was under 4. DD has some broccoli, carrots, tomatoes, pasta and pepperoni pizza and really enjoyed this.
I had pepperoni pizza, pepperoni stuffed crust, cheese and meat flatbread and some garlic flatbread. These were all nice. Had some ranch dressing to go with it from the salad bar.
DH had pepperoni pizza, BBQ chicken pizza, carrots and broccoli.
Dessert here is surprisingly good. The dessert pizza was weird, it was a kind of egg custard on pizza but tasted like antiseptic. Didn't take more than a bite. The chocolate brownie was sooooo good! Really soft and gooey. The cinnamon roll was the big surprise, this was really good and I went back for seconds.
When we got back to the room we shared another one of our mickey head rice crispy treats that we bought with our snack credits from the dining plan.
Tomorrow we're up really early for the Star Wars 5K run.
Today was our check out day from the Polynesian. I have completely fallen in love with this resort, what was supposed to be a couple of nights to try it out has turned into us looking to do 14 nights here next year if we can get the reservation at 7 months, or certainly a split stay with bay lake tower.
After we got ourselves packed up and checked out we headed to Hollywood studios. We had a lunch reservation at Hollywood and vine for the character meal with the disney junior characters. DD loves Sofia and Doc so this is a must do for us. This places often gets bad reviews but I actually love the food here. The shrimp pasta Alfredo is delicious! I also had buffalo chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, beef stew, baked salmon. All of theses were very good!
This is a second plate with more buffalo chicken and mash, shrimp pasta Alfredo, some BBQ pork, tater tots and a mini corn dog.
DD had mini corn dogs and tater tots, Mac cheese, chicken nuggets and rice. She really enjoyed this especially the rice.
There was a huge salad and fruit selection. These were very fresh. This is a Caesar salad and some melon.
They had a selection of mini desserts and a self serve ice cream machine with chocolate, vanilla and twist ice cream.
These desserts were a key lime pie, coconut flan, passion fruit cheesecake and a chocolate peanut butter cupcake. The cupcake was definitely the best! So moist and plenty of tasty topping.
They also had strawberry cupcakes and a few other selections. We really enjoyed our meal here, it's very expensive at $30 for children and $49 for adults. Glad we were on the dining plan. After lunch we spent the afternoon in Hollywood studios and then made the short walk along the walkway to the beach club for our dinner reservation at cape may cafe.
We love cape may cafe, another just do for us! Here is my first plate of Caesar salad, cranberry cheese, blue cheese, fries clam strips, tartare sauce, fried shrimp and crabs legs. This was all really good! The blue cheese was so creamy and the crab legs were delicious!
This is DHs plate. He has clams, mussels and shrimp with his cheeses and salad
Here is my second visit with crabs legs, sundried tomato salmon, paella, fried clam strips and cocktail sauce. All really tasty!
The dessert selection here is probably my favourite desert selection at any buffet I have ever been to! Here we have (top) creme brûlée with berries, Oreo cheesecake, peanut butter blondie, (bottom) smores cheesecake, flourless chocolate cake. I loved everyone of these! Especially the Blondie.
On my second visit I got more blondie and added caramel and chocolate sauce! So good! I also got another flourless chocolate cake and creme brûlée. They also had a variety of mini cupcakes to choose from including mocha, lemon and strawberry.
This cost $43 per adult and $24 for children. It was absolutely worth every penny!
After dinner we headed back to Hollywood studios and DD had an ice cream using a snack credit. This was $6 and massive! The 2 scoops of ice cream filled the bowl, the ice cream was lovely and had chunks of real strawberry in it.
This morning we got up and went to captain cooks to grab some breakfast. We took out refillable mugs along and DH and I got a coffee each and DD had a Coke. DH and I both used a snack credit on a cinnamon danish. These were a good size and enough for a breakfast snack with a cup of coffee.
DD got a Minnie Mouse speciality cupcake. This was chocolate cake with chocolate mousse on top covered with chocolate and 2 Oreos for Minnie's ears and a chocolate bow to finish it off. This was absolutely delicious! These was the right proportion of cake to mousse. Each of these were a snack credit each, if we'd paid it should have cost us $15.
After our breakfast we spent some time in the pool then headed to epcot for the afternoon. We walked round to patisserie boulangerie des halles in France and each got a ham and cheese croissant using a snack credit each. These are so good especially warm. They're just enough for a light lunch. These were $4.75 each.
Mid afternoon we stopped off at the DVC members lounge in Epcot for abit of a sit down and some drinks. They have Coke freestyle machines you can help yourself to drinks and come round with a trolley of snacks like crisps and sweets.
This evening we had dinner at the yachtsman steakhouse. We dined here last year and it was one of the best meals we had. It's quite a dark restaurant so photos tend to want a flash but look too bright with it. I ordered a glass of Pinot Gris, this was $11.
DH had a glass of red and DD had an orange juice. Our server brought us the bread service to start, this was an onion roll and a soda bread, served with sea salted butter and a bulb of roasted garlic. The garlic is so smooth and soft like butter and tastes amazing!
For starters DH and I both ordered the artisanal cheeses, this was $18. The 5 cheeses were each paired with an accompaniment.
This was absolutely amazing. All 5 cheeses were delicious and the bread had a sweet honey taste to it. My favourite was by far the blue cheese in the middle, so creamy and salty.
DD had the kids chicken noodle soup. She ate all of this and really enjoyed it.
For our main DH and I shared the 32oz porterhouse. We had this cooked medium rare.
It came with 3 steakhouse sides, these were mushrooms, creamy spinach and onions.
It also came with crushed potatoes in a herb and butter dressing. This was really good! There was a lot more fat on the meat than last year but was cooked perfectly! The mushrooms and spinach were particularly nice.
DD had the kids Mac and cheese. She didn't eat a lot of this after finishing all the soup but it was nice, really rich and creamy.
For dessert I had the chocolate peanut cake. This was amazing! It was chocolate and peanut ganache topped with salted caramel ice cream and pretzel crumb with pretzel pieces.
DH had the lime semifreddo. This was meringue, guava and berries. He really enjoyed this.
DD had the Mickey puzzle. This is a white chocolate jigsaw with icing to paint it with and 3 chocolate chip cookies. She loved painting this and managed to eat about half. The bill should have come to $215 for our meal and $26 for our wine. We love the yachtsman and I would love to come back on our summer trip.
This morning we were up early as we were checking in to the Polynesian for a couple of nights. We arrived at the poly at 8.15am and checked in, we then jumped on the monorail to the contemporary for breakfast at chef mickeys. This wouldn't have been a first choice for me but we thought DD would enjoy it. This is my first plate with scrambled egg, smoked salmon, bacon, mini hash browns and breakfast potatoes.
DD had some fruit, scrambled eggs, tomato, hash browns, Mickey waffle and chocolate chip pancake.
My second plate was similar to my first, we had orange juice and coffee to drink and there was loads of choice on the buffet. They had a large selection of pastries too. I enjoyed the food here but it's not worth the $40 for adults and $24 for children. I wouldn't eat here if I wasn't on the dining plan.
We spent the afternoon at the resort and headed to ohana for dinner. Ohana is a must do for us every trip. This was our 9th visit here. When we arrived we were given our welcome bread, this is a pineapple coconut bread and is pretty tasty.
DH and I both had a tropical macaw cocktail, there were $9.75 each.
Our server then brought out our salad, this had a passion fruit dressing and was very nice.
The 2 sauces they give you with the meal are peanut and sweet and sour and go really well with everything. The peanut one is absolutely delicious and my favourite!
The server then brought out our potstickers, chicken wings, noodles and vegetables. The potstickers and chicken wings are so good and we finished these and were brought a second lot.
Then came the meat! The chicken was really nice, it went well with the peanut sauce.
There was also steak which was cooked perfectly, still pink in the middle. The peel and eat shrimp were ok, I'm not a huge fan of shrimp, I like peeling them but not so much eating them.
After all the meats it was time for pudding! This is one of my absolute favourite Disney dishes. Bread pudding served a la mode with banana fosters sauce. It's soooooo good! I love the bits of bread pudding which are crunchy on the edges. This piece was huge and we almost finished it.
DD was brought 2 chocolate brownies with m&ms. This was $43 for adults and $24 for children. We absolutely love ohana and tonight was no different, it was as good as ever!
This morning we decided to grab breakfast on the way into magic kingdom. We tried Cracker Barrel, IHOP and Waffle House on the 192, all had a half hour wait or more, so we decided to just head to magic kingdom and have an early lunch. DD and I shared the adult chicken strips and fries from tomorrowland terrace, this was $10.99. It came with a side of dipping sauce, I chose Buffalo. It was pretty spicy! This is my share of the portion.
And this is DDs share of the portion. There was plenty for us to split!
DH had the spicy chicken sandwich, this came with a portion of fries too. This was $9.99, DH said it wasn't particularly spicy but he really enjoyed this, said it was lovely! We also got a Coke Zero with our meal to share so the total came to $25 with tax.
Mid afternoon we got DD a snack from Main Street confectionary. This was the marshmallow wand dipped in milk chocolate and m&ms. These are so good! DD managed about half so I finished it off! This was $4.99.
For dinner we headed to Panera bread near the premium outlets at Vineland. This is a new place for us. DD had the chicken noodle soup and a piece of baguette and I had the Italian sandwich. DD really enjoyed the soup and there was loads of pieces of chicken. My sandwich was really good and was a welcome break from all the rich food I'd had recently.
DH had the chicken pasta Alfredo with a tomato and mozzarella flatbread. This also came with a baguette. DH really enjoyed this and although the portion seemed small when it arrived there was a lot more than there looked and DH struggled to finish it. We each got a soft drink and it came to a total of $31. Panera bread was a nice change from the usual food we have and somewhere we will definitely come back to.
Tomorrow we check in to the Polynesian for a couple of nights on the deluxe dining plan.
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