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Unread 21 Jul 18, 11:14 PM  
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Wow you did get a lot done! Fab rope drop morning. We have the Le Fous brew and Cinnamon bun to try so glad to hear you approve.

Got to admit DW has me stumped on that one too ... that's something Mr Grump would do and drama llama x
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Wow you did get a lot done! Fab rope drop morning. We have the Le Fous brew and Cinnamon bun to try so glad to hear you approve.

Got to admit DW has me stumped on that one too ... that's something Mr Grump would do and drama llama x
they're both well worth a snack credit. DW surprised me later with some decent lunch photos but breakfast was a mystery Double digits now
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Lunch DD/CMG - Be Our Guest (Magic Kingdom)

Be Our Guest, Be Our Guest, Put our service to the test

My ar*e

After a successful morning rope dropping we headed over to Be Our Guest for early lunch ADR. Wed already ordered to so picked up the yellow rose and headed straight to the cast member to finalise everything. Per the Deluxe DDP rules and everything wed seen on the website and the ordering process at the time wed ordered 3 courses for our 2x credits.

Problem, Im now told that we need to pay for the starters and that the Grey Stuff also costs an extra snack credit A manager is called and nobody budges so were off on principle, reservation cancelled. Im not going to take Disney changing the rules constantly, failing to update their various online sources at the same time and then trying to skim a few dollars

Now you may be wondering about DD. Id kept an eye on here during these conversations and she didnt look bothered. Happily Im blessed with a daughter of relative calm in these situations. I mean there was the time when she cried at the Cinderella birthday cake I made her but otherwise shes not caused too many problems
I thought it was a good likeness


So it cost me two of my snack credits and a choice of alternative lunch to smooth things over. The request is made for a burger.

Lunch DD/CMG - Cosmic Rays Starlight Cafe (Magic Kingdom)

Long wanted to eat here actually, dont think I have done unless it was as a child but I cant remember it. You know its not going to be great but it has to be done eventually. Cosmic Rays is an institution.

DD went for a Pulled Pork Sandwich (BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich served with French Fries) and I ordered Super Stretchy Burger Inspired by Mrs. Incredible (Flame-broiled 1/3 lb Angus Burger topped with Bacon, Cheese Sticks, American Cheese and Garlic Ranch on a Brioche Bun served with French Fries).

We also got a chocolate milk for DD and a soft drink for me in the BB-8 souvenir cup that Id planned to pick up. I agrabbed some lettuce, onion and sriracha mayo from the toppings bar.
Burger top, Pork Sandwich below



The pork sandwich went down well. When tried a bite it seemed too damp and BBQ sauce heavy but DD loved it. As for the Super Stretchy Mrs Incredible inspired limited edition featuring mozzarella sticks surely it would suck like these items always do

It was great! Mrs Incredible would approve. The publicity shots show the mozzarella stretching between halves of the burger, good luck recreating that shot without an endless supply of burgers, blow torches and a film crew but it was a nice burger. Chips were good too although the toppings bar was much lamer than I expected, nacho cheese sauce has to be paid for now

We paid OOP for this as we might add another signature restaurant to the plans so can save a couple of credits. The sipper cup made it an expensive lunch.


After the meal we rode Tomorrowland Speedway and shopped a bit. DD spent a snack on a Mickey Rice Krispie head which she scoffed as it disintegrated in the heat.


In the end the heat of a much nicer day beat us and we headed back to the hotel after cancelling our mid-afternoon Space Mountain fastpass. Next up will be DWs solo lunch at Spice Road Table before dinner at The Boathouse.

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Lunch DW - Spice Road Table (EPCOT Morocco)


A first solo lunch for DW followed a morning of sunbathing as the weather finally improved. She headed to Spice Road Table, known as a bit of a hidden gem. We have Moroccan food occasionally and DW loved Marrakech the one time we visited for a weekend (I was not a fan). The only problem is if all the dishes have her least favourite thing in - cinnamon. I also had DW on the hook for food photos and while I feared shed shoot them all in video again she did a good job.

To drink she went for a Spice Road Signature Sangria which counts as a Moroccan drink for the t-shirt challenge. No fancy cup but these didnt seem to be available. I understand that this was very nice.
EPCOT t-shirt Challenge 4/22



Spicy Garlic Shrimp (Sauted Shrimp with Dried Chilies and Fried Garlic) was selected as an appetiser and Mix Grill Skewers (Marinated Beef and Chicken with French Green Beans, Toasted Almonds, and Rosemary Potatoes) as a main course

EPCOT t-shirt Challenge 5/22 (Morocco and France complete)

Both these dishes got rave reviews. DW loved everything from the sangria to the shrimp to the chicken and lamb skewers. As a dessert she ordered a pistachio topped almond creme brulee which she only had a mouthful of because of a dislike of almonds.


When she told me about this I asked for it to be taken back along with the various other leftovers DW had been collecting. Sadly the waiter had already taken it but here some magic occurred

Hearing the story the server and chef insisted on giving DW another one gratis so that I could try it. Because it couldnt be removed from a dish without ruining it they even comped us the serving dish. I ate the brulee at home in the afternoon and it was lovely, creamy and with a hint of the almond that was noticeable but not enough to ruin it in the way brulee flavours can sometimes.


So some great service and food. The bill came to $65.


Ill continue with a review of dinner at The Boathouse tomorrow. Thanks for liking, commenting and subscribing as I think the phrase goes (and indeed for reading)
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Loving your report. I know they are time consuming so thank you for taking the time to share!
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What a feast of food. The Chefs de France meal looks excellent. It's great when you're kids are more adventurous and will try out meals. I'm glad DD enjoyed the meal.

The cinnamon roll is going to be our first breakfast at MK, I can't wait they are yummy. It sounded like you had a fab morning together.

Such a shame about BOG, although you both enjoyed the burgers. I've seen the Mrs Incredible burger, but has forgotten about it. I'm glad you had it and reminded me I want to try it out.

DW is helpfully ticking off all of world showcase for you, her lunch looked tasty.

Fab photo of the Mickey treat, they always look so cute and I never want to take the first bite and ruin them! I know that sounds mental.

As far as cocktails at home go. I've not made a Negroni! I will have to rectify that . I love making and then of course drinking cocktails. Current favourites that I make are Mojitos, Margaritas, Mules, Manhattans, Martini (Espresso or traditional)...ha ha I've just realised they are all M cocktails! I do like a Cosmo and a Long Island Ice Tea. I'm not a massive fan of creamy cocktails like a Pina Colada. I can't wait to try out more of them at WDW. Hints and tips from you will be gratefully received.
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Not a good experience at BOG. Glad to read you didnt let it put a dampener on your day👍 The cinnamon rolls are on my snack list (with extra icing).😁

Im really enjoying your report, thanks for posting.
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That is so disappointing about BoG. Have you spoken to guest services about it? I totally agree that it's not on they can change their minds whenever they like. I was really looking forward to that review.

Cosmic rays is one of the the only meals I remember eating from my trip in 2003! Who doesn't love a burger?! I also forgot about the Mrs Incredible burger so I shall hopefully be sampling that too!

DWs spice road meal looks lovely. That's awesome they made a fresh one to bring back. I haven't had creme brulee in a while and this is setting off a craving, may have to hunt one out! Xx
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