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Unread 29 Jul 18, 05:29 PM  
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We made a visit to Hollywood Studios to ride Slinky Dog for the first time plus the Frozen singalong and Rock n Rollercoaster Fastpasses. Original plans to ropedrop for 7am again were vetoed by DD who is starting to suffer from early onset teenagerism when it comes to early starts so rides on Tower of Terror (which we did on the earlier HS day) and the Indy show (missed it again ) fell by the wayside.

First snack action of the day, iced coffees and pastries from the Trolley Car Starbucks. Iced latte (no sugar) and a blueberry scone for me, iced mocha and a chocolate croissant for DD.

Check the receipt Admiral, iced latte


The mocha seemed to be just milk and ice so we ended up sharing the latte. There was some confusion with the server when we twice tried to order a pain au chocolat and she had no idea what that was, stumped until I looked at the display and called it a chocolate croissant. I think she thought I was being mean which wasn't the case, ah well

Meantime, over in Disney Springs, DW was on a Ghiradelli chocolate run ahead of her solo ADR at Paddlefish.
2 more snack credits down on the 5 for 3 offer. But why dark chocolate toffee DW why? No Peppermint bark available


So anyway over at the Studios, I managed to squeeze in a lightning visit to the Baseline Taphouse in between watching the Muppets show, meeting Olaf and heading to the Sci Fi diner for lunch.




OK draft choice at this new craft beer bar which walks right through to the Sci-Fi diner. Decent quality not huge variety but its Disney so(Freestyle Beer machines next please Mickey ) These were all good in their own style, the blood orange cider probably the most interesting.

After lunch it was very hot and I waited out Rock n Rollercoaster while DD rode on the Fastpass (single rider queue was actually quicker). We then got the boat back to the Yacht Club.

In the afternoon amongst other things, DD made up her DIY sushi kit to submit for consideration to the t-shirt challenge oversight body. I was a little scared of getting involved with a potential disaster (we once had a gift of a origami kit for young children from a Japanese friend and it was a humiliating experience trying to complete even the simplest patterns!) so I conveniently went to sleep

DDs progress looked like this:







All in all a creditable effort. Of course for the the t-shirt thing we need a tasting and er, ew excuse me - all 3 people sampling this started positively and then ran to the loo to get rid of it Grape and soda flavour! Keep working on it Japan!

If you deny this as the sushi entry DD says you are crushing her dreams

Lunches at Paddlefish and Sci-Fi Diner to follow.
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Great Sunday afternoon reading... whats the total you spent on tips?
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Great Sunday afternoon reading... whats the total you spent on tips?
I'm reporting (almost) live so we still have a couple of meals to go plus the last 24hrs I need to write-up and post. Will share full details at the end. Thanks for reading


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Others might call it manic stubbornness

Meantime, DW has just excelled herself at the front desk, by asking lots of questions, refusing to go away and asking them to re-categorise various things QS meals etc. (but including at least one beer as a snack credit ) she's got it to a remaining balance of 3 snack credits and 11 table service with $190 discounted off the bill. An almost miraculous result that only partly offsets the damage she did at the outlet mall
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Excellent report so far have enjoyed reading along.
Thanks for taking the time out of your holiday to keep updating.
Well done to your daughter for making the sushi shame about the taste
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DD/CMG Lunch - Sci-Fi Diner (Hollywood Studios)


Only once have I broken my no QS at HS rule and it didnt go well, 3 years ago we spent the equivalent of a burger and sundae at Beaches and Cream on one of these and a miniature hot dog.


Actually think I;ve been to Sci-Fi on on every Orlando trip. Could have missed it this time but DD wanted to return and it was the two of us today. Seated fairly quickly and Im sure those cars get smaller every year, even DD was surprised how tight it was.

As drinks we both opted for Oreo milkshakes, I took mine as the meal dessert because I also wanted a diet coke. The milkshakes were excellent, a really good Oreo flavour and big but not too big.


Not being starving today we shared an appetiser of the chicken tenders. These were disappointing, they tasted exactly like overdone McDonalds Chicken Selects.


We crunched our way through two each. And I dipped with the bbq and blue cheese sauces (Id asked for chipotle but actually its bbq chipotle that has no chipotle taste at all) and DD used ketchup. The blue cheese sauce had no blue cheese which is good because I dont usually like it!

Both of us went for a burger as the main course. The burgers are now dishes from the team behind D-Lux burger at Disney Springs and you can see a bit of imagination at work. DD chose the Classic American burger (Our Signature Blend of Beef served on a Brioche Bun with Caramelized Onions, American Cheese, Bacon, Lettuce, and Gourmet Tomato). She had this with fries which came out cajun spiced, she liked them but the server could have warned us of this.


She enjoyed this. I went for the Drive-In BBQ Burger (Our Signature Blend of Beef, BBQ Spice, Brioche Bun, House-made BBQ Sauce, Bacon, and Cheddar served with Crispy-fried Jalapeo and Onion Straws). This was excellent, best burger of the trip so far, the crispy fried jalapeno particularly good, the BBQ sauce didnt seem to be present but it was good with ketchup anyway.
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I ordered mine with the wheatberry salad for variety (think thats what she said). This was an airline meal salad bowl, bland. Last time Id had a cucumber side salad which was much much better.

Dont have the slip with the total on but bill before service would be $60.


Not cheap but not too pricey either, brilliant theming and shakes/burgers recommended by us...in a park of bad food options in the main.
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DW Lunch - Paddlefish (Disney Springs)


Onto lunch for DW. While we were slumming it at Hollywood Studios she was lording it at Paddlefish, the signature fish place in the steamboat at Disney Springs. This has always had a hit and miss reputation, for service especially going back to its older name of Fultons Crab House. DW was keen to come here when I suggested that it could be a way to use a spare credit we had and she was keen after the Boathouse to have more oysters. As she might put it...
I already know


She started with the default Jamesons and Diet coke then ordered oysters as a starter. These arent available on Deluxe DDP but, well its DW so they were


She really liked these with the hot sauce but preferred the option at The Boathouse to select different oysters as it made for a more interesting starter, here it was just one type.

As a main course she ordered this beauty:


Crab legs served with potatoes and corn on the cob. Again this was a hit, top quality seafood action. Finally, dessert was ordered to go:
New York-style Cheesecake (Farm-fresh strawberry compote)


Its somewhere in our much abused hotel fridge, havent tried it yet (might not as it probably tastes of steak by now) but she was happy with this too.

The bill came to $78


Compared to the other signatures thats fairly reasonable if you scale up to 3 at $232 and she was very impressed with Paddlefish. Apparently the service was very good too.

Dinner at Yachtsman to follow
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Except for the dark chocolate 🤢 thats a good choice of Ghirardelli bars your wife picked up!

Top sushi effort by your daughter!

Your burger from Sci-Fi sounds like my perfect burger so thats going back on the list. With fries though not that wheatberry salad, Im not a weirdo
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