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Originally Posted by Rescuer View Post
Its a shame when people dont appreciate your planning either deliberately or just because they dont think about it.
Glad you enjoyed Boma breakfast, I wasnt overly impressed when we did it but I was very tired that day which makes me harder to please.
Shame you cancelled your Yak and Yeti reservation, you could have just ordered less.
I love Satilui canteen. Those rice bowls are awesome but the prawn one your mum had looks right up my street.
I think my mum just didn't understand how complex eating in WDW is, Disney muggles () think it's just like any other holiday where you can eat where and when you like.

I am sad we missed out on Yak & Yeti, I really wanted to try their burger.

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Originally Posted by Goldia View Post
The Boma breakfast buffet does look good. You did really well getting photos of all the food. I'm always a bit self conscious so haven't ever managed to get photos of the buffet. We really should try and get to AKL sometime to try out their restaurants.

We've enjoyed Yak and Yeti QS in the past, but didn't make it this year and it looks like we dodged a bullet. But hey you snuck in a Mickey pretzel so it's not all bad.

I totally agree that the satuli canteen food was really tasty. I don't even remember seeing the prawn option your mum had and that looked lovely. This was another place where I found the whole ordering process a bit stressful with the base, meat and sauce option. I was very conscious there were a lot of people behind us in the queue and so I made snap decisions without really thinking. I might give the mobile ordering a go as that would probably be less stressful as we could take our time and look through the options before ordering.
I definitely recommend visiting AKL, but I know it's not the easiest place to get without a car (before we hired one, we had never been). It's very similar to Wilderness Lodge though, and I feel if you've been to Wilderness Lodge first, AKL doesn't have the same WOW factor.

Mobile Ordering really is brilliant, you can even do it just minutes in advance. We sat outside Satu'li Canteen whilst we browsed the menu, as like you say, the rice bowl options were quite confusing, ordered and then headed straight in. There's even pictures on the app which is really handy.

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Originally Posted by DollyDimples View Post
Just caught up with your first couple of days. Thank you for posting.

I am currently starting to plan our ADRs for our first family trip (and first onsite with DDP trip). Planning on getting DH and DS to read both this and last years reports to help them input into the decision making process.
There's nothing more fun than planning ADRs, you must be very kind to allow DH and DS some input Do you have any must-dos you have decided on?

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Originally Posted by caitlinsmummy View Post
Finally it's here! Can't believe I've missed the first few days. I've got my cuppa, settled the little one with cat in the hat so I'm gonna catch up.

The Mac & Cheese Smoked Haddock Fish Cake looks lovely and seems very different. That steak looks lovely and the garlic butter has my mouth watering! I'm not a big lover of curry's so Nik's curry doesn't appeal to me I'm afraid.

Just had to pop this in, scrolling through the food report and Noah seen the bowl of chips, he said mum I want a big bowl of chips like that just for me

So I guess Noah approves of the Holiday Inn's chips!

I don't think I could have eaten Nik's toast on travel day, my bread has to be toasted. Thomas loves his toast like Nik's came, I'm always winding him up saying he could just blow on the bread to heat it up as that's how he likes his toast. Reasonably priced for airport food.

Those chicken guy burgers look lovely, thanks for the bag tip! I'll make sure I drip sauce on mine ... any excuse for a new handbag, I'm sure Mr Grump will be thrilled Shaem about your tenders though, but I do think they look dry, do you think they were overcooked?

I like your idea of visiting each resort for a meal, wish I had thought of that, maybe next time

Breakfast at The Wave looks lovely, like you I've heard lots of good reviews of the breakfast there, in fact I did look for a reservation one morning but couldn't get one. Glad you all enjoyed it, not sure I like the sounds of those sweet potato pancakes though

Sorry that Mama Melrose was a little disappointing. I probably would have sent the flatbread back, I'm quite fussy with pizza's and flatbread and I like them crispy. Sounds like this visit was very hit and miss.

Landscape of favours sounds like such a disaster. I'm a little like Nik I'm a bit funny with sharing food as sometimes I just get carried away and then realise I've eaten more than my fair share! I think maybe tiredness also played a part in tonight's meal. How much of the fries did you manage to make it through?

Wow there is so much choice at Boma, I think I'd struggle there as it's just too much choice, I'd want to eat everything. It's relatively inexpensive for a buffet I think, will definitely add it to the list to try.

Such a shame you cancelled the lunch ADR's but you at least know for next time now. I know what you mean though, your the one who's planned everything then others want you cancel things after all the effort that's been put into planning. I would be exactly the same.

A bit disappointing about the Yak and Yeti quick service, we also plan on going here so hopefully we will have a better experience. That chicken actually looks quite nice though. Now that Mickey pretzel looks amazing.

Satul'i also looks so nice, the cheeseburger pods are on our list but I think pictures make them look so dry.

I've finally caught up, I promise to be better stalker from now on, looking forward to the rest of the report xx
at Noah and the chips, all the planning lovely meals for them to eat in Disney and he just wants chips.

I agree about toast, I can't cope with slightly warm bread.

I was tempted to say that the tenders at Chicken Guy were overcooked, but as that's the only thing they sell could they really get it wrong!?

I'm excited that you're planning for next time already!

If you have room for The Wave for breakfast do keep trying for an ADR, I think you'll enjoy a break from the chaos of character meals. I wasn't convinced by the sound of sweet potato pancakes either but they tasted like normal pancakes with a sweet flavour, similar to pumpkin.

You're right that tiredness played a part in the fiasco at Landscape of Flavours, we hardly ate any of the fries, the ones with the burger were cold and the ones with the nuggets no-one wanted to eat.

So true that Boma has so much choice that it makes it difficult to pick what to have, normally I'm not keen on sweet breakfasts but there options are so good I'll have more of that, then miss out on the hot food!

I'm sure you'll enjoy Yak and Yeti QS, I don't really like Chinese food so I'm not the best person to judge it. Isn't it mad that you've been dreaming about being these places for so long and it's almost time to actually go and live it!?

The cheeseburger pods weren't dry actually. The exterior is soft like bread, similar to the inside of a roll.

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Originally Posted by Eccle View Post
It's a shame you had to cancel the lunch ADRs, it is hard planning for other people. Your photos of Boma breakfast look lovely, it's reminded me how much I enjoyed it when we went a few years ago.
Satul'i looks great too, I'm hoping to try it next year though the options sound difficult to make a decision on!
You're right it is hard planning for others, in hindsight I should have explained to my mum how much effort I had put into our plan and the reasons behind everything, but I just overreacted.

Definitely give Satu'li a try, it is amazing value for a QS credit and I don't think you can go wrong whatever you try on the menu.

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Originally Posted by wilma-bride View Post
I love the carved ham at Boma and would eat there for that - and the banana bread - alone. I was sad that we didn't get a chance to eat there this last trip, especially with us staying at Animal Kingdom Villas. There's always next time though - or maybe the time after, since our ADRs are already set for our next trip.

I am glad I am not the only one who doesn't understand the draw of Yak & Yeti QS. We have eaten there a couple of times and been disappointed every time. You should have stuck with the good stuff and done TS there - or gone to Flame Tree BBQ.

Satu'li Canteen was one of our favourite QS last summer. We chose Flame Tree over it in August and I wasn't sorry we did, but you can't go wrong there, I don't think.

I do hope that cancelling your lunches doesn't come back to bite you but I fear it may - especially because, like you say, when it is so hot, it does offer the ability to have a well earned rest in the air conditioning.

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I'm always frustrated when we stay at a resort but don't get to eat at their restaurant, we stayed at CSR last year and didn't eat at Maya Grill and I'm still miffed about it

We absolutely should have done Yak & Yeti TS, we could have just skipped starters, and the mains wouldn't have been much different in size to the QS portions.

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Originally Posted by scouse_minx View Post
Your photos of the Boma breakfast look amazing, love the sound of the chocolate chip pancakes so fingers crossed I pick a day when theyre on!

Its a shame you felt you had to cancel your lunch ADRs as I think you may have been better off indoors in the AC with the heat and ordering less food whilst there.

I think its so hard when planning for a few people to get the balance right an please everyone.

Those cheeseburger pods sound gorgeous and Im sorry to hear they were quite dry.. I may have to try to sneak them in when Im in AK sometime
I'm still annoyed at myself for not trying the chocolate chip pancakes.

I agree we should have kept our lunches, I don't often have regrets about our trips, but I do regret cancelling them.

You can actually get a Cheeseburger Pod kids meal with just one pod so if you want to just try them as a snack this is an option

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Originally Posted by GezzasGem View Post
Love the look of Satuli canteen - shrimp, beef and cheeseburger pods..what to pick?! We are staying at AKL next year and think I may have to do a couple of breakfasts there instead of just the last day! 😋
Oh I am so jealous of the potential of multiple Boma breakfasts! Are you doing dinner too?

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Originally Posted by sha9 View Post
Its interesting what you say about your Mum. When we went with Mum & Dad I tried not to book TS at lunchtime as Mum isnt a big lunch eater but it was Dad who got to the stage he just wanted a sandwich and a cup of tea!

Boma breakfast looks amazing I have to say! We havent eaten there for years but Id love to try and fit it in next time as we like the food of Tuskers but prefer not to have characters.

Satuli looked like somewhere wed never try when I first saw the menu but now I really fancy it. Not sure if Ill convince Marie though!
Mum definitely would have been happy with a sandwich and a cuppa, but those aren't the easiest to find in Disney!

It is very similar to Tusker House, the only thing that Tusker House has that is better is the round sausage patties I don't think we'll bother with Tusker House next time as, like you, we'd prefer a more chilled meal minus characters.

Maybe Marie could agree to try Satu'li with the promise that if she doesn't like it you can go to Pizzafari afterwards?

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Originally Posted by collybird View Post
I think my mum just didn't understand how complex eating in WDW is, Disney muggles () think it's just like any other holiday where you can eat where and when you like.

I am sad we missed out on Yak & Yeti, I really wanted to try their burger.

Thank you for reading!




I definitely recommend visiting AKL, but I know it's not the easiest place to get without a car (before we hired one, we had never been). It's very similar to Wilderness Lodge though, and I feel if you've been to Wilderness Lodge first, AKL doesn't have the same WOW factor.

Mobile Ordering really is brilliant, you can even do it just minutes in advance. We sat outside Satu'li Canteen whilst we browsed the menu, as like you say, the rice bowl options were quite confusing, ordered and then headed straight in. There's even pictures on the app which is really handy.

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There's nothing more fun than planning ADRs, you must be very kind to allow DH and DS some input Do you have any must-dos you have decided on?

Thank you for reading!




at Noah and the chips, all the planning lovely meals for them to eat in Disney and he just wants chips.

I agree about toast, I can't cope with slightly warm bread.

I was tempted to say that the tenders at Chicken Guy were overcooked, but as that's the only thing they sell could they really get it wrong!?

I'm excited that you're planning for next time already!

If you have room for The Wave for breakfast do keep trying for an ADR, I think you'll enjoy a break from the chaos of character meals. I wasn't convinced by the sound of sweet potato pancakes either but they tasted like normal pancakes with a sweet flavour, similar to pumpkin.

You're right that tiredness played a part in the fiasco at Landscape of Flavours, we hardly ate any of the fries, the ones with the burger were cold and the ones with the nuggets no-one wanted to eat.

So true that Boma has so much choice that it makes it difficult to pick what to have, normally I'm not keen on sweet breakfasts but there options are so good I'll have more of that, then miss out on the hot food!

I'm sure you'll enjoy Yak and Yeti QS, I don't really like Chinese food so I'm not the best person to judge it. Isn't it mad that you've been dreaming about being these places for so long and it's almost time to actually go and live it!?

The cheeseburger pods weren't dry actually. The exterior is soft like bread, similar to the inside of a roll.

Thank you for reading!




You're right it is hard planning for others, in hindsight I should have explained to my mum how much effort I had put into our plan and the reasons behind everything, but I just overreacted.

Definitely give Satu'li a try, it is amazing value for a QS credit and I don't think you can go wrong whatever you try on the menu.

Thank you for reading!




I'm always frustrated when we stay at a resort but don't get to eat at their restaurant, we stayed at CSR last year and didn't eat at Maya Grill and I'm still miffed about it

We absolutely should have done Yak & Yeti TS, we could have just skipped starters, and the mains wouldn't have been much different in size to the QS portions.

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I'm still annoyed at myself for not trying the chocolate chip pancakes.

I agree we should have kept our lunches, I don't often have regrets about our trips, but I do regret cancelling them.

You can actually get a Cheeseburger Pod kids meal with just one pod so if you want to just try them as a snack this is an option

Thank you for reading.




Oh I am so jealous of the potential of multiple Boma breakfasts! Are you doing dinner too?

Thank you for reading.




Mum definitely would have been happy with a sandwich and a cuppa, but those aren't the easiest to find in Disney!

It is very similar to Tusker House, the only thing that Tusker House has that is better is the round sausage patties I don't think we'll bother with Tusker House next time as, like you, we'd prefer a more chilled meal minus characters.

Maybe Marie could agree to try Satu'li with the promise that if she doesn't like it you can go to Pizzafari afterwards?

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Defo doing dinner at least twice we love Boma! 😊👍
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There's nothing more fun than planning ADRs, you must be very kind to allow DH and DS some input Do you have any must-dos you have decided on?
So far no absolute must do's which makes things more tricky! I am enjoying looking though.

Input from DH and DS is to try to avoid the situation you had with your mum but I suspect I will end up making the final call on what we do and then end up annoyed when DH and/or DS grumble. DH struggles with an answer of what do you want for tea tonight so realistically getting a proper input of what he wants to eat 6 months in advance is going to be hit and miss!

We are 12 nights on site with DDP but we don't pick up our hire car until we move offsite. So far I think we are sorted for AK with Tusker House (most likely breakfast) and Yak and Yeti for TS meals. Satu'li and Flame Tree are on the list of possible QS for there. For MK no definite decisions yet apart from Crystal Palace breakfast. HS only definite is Mama Melrose (this is the only place that me and DH can actually remember eating onsite when we had our only previous trip to Orlando in 2005). For Epcot, Garden Grill Breakfast is likely but struggling to chose between others. Think we are mainly going to be itinerary driven with what we choose rather than fitting the itinerary around where we want to eat. Like the look of several hotel restaurants but as no hire car I suspect we will mainly stick to in park or DS places this trip. We also haven't decided on whether to just stick to 1TS restaurants or to do a couple of 2TS options, as planning to spend the whole 12 days on-site we wont have any spare credits because of off-site meals. Decisions, decisions...
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So far no absolute must do's which makes things more tricky! I am enjoying looking though.

Input from DH and DS is to try to avoid the situation you had with your mum but I suspect I will end up making the final call on what we do and then end up annoyed when DH and/or DS grumble. DH struggles with an answer of what do you want for tea tonight so realistically getting a proper input of what he wants to eat 6 months in advance is going to be hit and miss!

We are 12 nights on site with DDP but we don't pick up our hire car until we move offsite. So far I think we are sorted for AK with Tusker House (most likely breakfast) and Yak and Yeti for TS meals. Satu'li and Flame Tree are on the list of possible QS for there. For MK no definite decisions yet apart from Crystal Palace breakfast. HS only definite is Mama Melrose (this is the only place that me and DH can actually remember eating onsite when we had our only previous trip to Orlando in 2005). For Epcot, Garden Grill Breakfast is likely but struggling to chose between others. Think we are mainly going to be itinerary driven with what we choose rather than fitting the itinerary around where we want to eat. Like the look of several hotel restaurants but as no hire car I suspect we will mainly stick to in park or DS places this trip. We also haven't decided on whether to just stick to 1TS restaurants or to do a couple of 2TS options, as planning to spend the whole 12 days on-site we wont have any spare credits because of off-site meals. Decisions, decisions...
For your first visit in so long I think planning the meals around the itinerary rather than the other way around is perfect. We didn't really venture into resort dining until we had had a few trips (and we didn't have a car until our third one).

It's an option to pay OOP for cheaper TS meals then that can free up credits for a 2TS. For example, Beaches and Cream and The Plaza are both very reasonably priced. Although the majority of the 2TS are in the resorts so something you may not have to worry about.

Tusker House, Yak & Yeti, Mama Melrose, Crystal Palace and Garden Grill are all solid choices, we didn't do Garden Grill this year and we missed it!

Happy planning! Thank you for taking the time to share you thoughts with me, I love reading about other's plans.
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This morning we headed to the Beach Club, we were spending the day at Epcot so we valet parked ($33 for the day, I give a $2 tip when dropping off the car and $5 when collecting - I know parking prices have increased so valet might have jumped slightly too, this was correct September 2018).

Cape May Caf


We arrived early for our 7.30 am ADR and the check-in desk wasnt open, when it eventually opened we were seated a few minutes afterwards. Cape May Caf offers a breakfast buffet featuring character meets with Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Minnie.

We were seated in a side-room which wasnt ideal for getting to the buffet but I actually really liked it as it was much quieter than the main room and you didnt feel like the usual madness of a character meal.

Once again, I managed to grab some buffet photos, unfortunately they were not the best as it was getting busier all the time and I was having to snap them as quickly as I could. I am still pleased I managed to get anything at all.

Since our last visit to Cape May they have introduced an omelette station, none of us tried one because they looked enormous!



The usual baked goods were on offer.



Cereal



Sausages, bacon, eggs, breakfast potatoes and biscuits. The breakfast potatoes were the cubed ones, I feel these are Disney's weakest breakfast carb, they always taste soggy.



Sausage gravy, pancakes, banana foster sauce, French toast, Mickey waffles



Whipped cream and strawberry topping, I was thrilled to see these, they have been missing at Crystal Palace our last few visits. I love these with Mickey waffles. Theres also a syrup jug behind.



Some cold meats and cheeses. I enjoyed these.




Smoked salmon and bagels with a variety of cream cheeses. These were a hit with me.



Croissants, bread and muffins for toasting. I'd have liked them to have some sliced cheese on offer (they only had cubes) as I'd have liked to have made myself a breakfast muffin.



Kids station with tater tots and blueberry pancakes



A shrimp dish, asparagus and Hollandaise sauce



Breakfast potatoes and Mushroom frittata



Bacon, sausages, scrambled egg, Corned beef hash and scrambled eggs with Goats cheese. The last time we were here they had chorizo scrambled eggs which were out of the world good and we had spent 3 years talking about them, I was so disappointed they didnt have them!



Oatmeal and grits



Some fruit



More fruit, other cold items, including yogurt, toppings and cottage cheese. The little jars at the back werent labelled but I believed they were yogurt parfaits.



Our server was from England and she was really lovely, she offered to take pictures of all three of us with the characters, and only one server in all our trips has offered us this. The character interaction here was very good, and I felt like we got a little extra time with the characters due to being in the side room. I had brought along my character bows from Lilliboo Bows and these made for some great interaction, Donald in particular loved his.



Breakfast came to $107.35 or 3 TS credits. This was our most expensive breakfasts so far, of course, this is due to the premium youre paying for characters. Last year, I did feel that we had had our fill of character meals but wed loved the food on our previous visit here and were keen to return for that alone, unfortunately I felt the buffet selection was quite uninspiring; compared to The Wave and Boma, who both have unique items, Cape May just seemed very run-of-the-mill they used to offer a crepe station which was something different, but I presume the omelette station has replaced this. Everything was nice enough but I dont think well be going out of our way in future to come back. As Epcot was our park of choice today I really wished wed opted for Garden Grill instead.

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TOTAL IN $$ 592.71

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We had a booking for Via Napoli for lunch, I hadn't cancelled this one as I felt it wouldn't have made for too heavy a lunch, BUT...

Vanity got the better of me Before wed left the UK, Id bought a more expensive foundation (Rimmel) than I usually use in the hope my make-up would stay fresh for longer in the heat, but I suffer from rosacea and I really wasnt happy with the coverage the new stuff offered. I got it into my head that I really needed to go to Disney Springs so I could go to Sephora and pick up a new one. This obsession lead to us leaving Epcot earlier than I had planned and our Via Napoli ADR being rescheduled. We had plenty more World Showcase time planned so I was certain wed get to eat there another day...

Visiting Disney Springs killed three birds with one stone as we had to collect our gift cards from World of Disney and I finally got to try

D-Luxe Burger

D-Luxe Burger accepts Mobile Orders which is great as I know it can get busy. I pre-ordered our lunch prior to leaving Epcot and when we arrived we entered through the doors specifically marked Mobile Order. On arrival, we were then given a tracker to sit on our table and our food was brought to us when it was ready. As it was lunchtime the restaurant wasnt overly busy and the Mobile Ordering wasnt really necessary, although there wasnt a long line to order food there wasnt any free tables indoors we had to sit on the stools at the bar that runs opposite the drinks station. D-Luxe was another restaurant I was surprised at the size of, I had expected it to be bigger.

Mum let me order for her and I chose the Southern Burger - Signature Blend Beef Patty topped with a Fried Green Tomato, Pimento, Lettuce, Grilled Onion and Bacon.



She really enjoyed this, I had thought the pimento would be spicy but she said it wasnt. I was very surprised at the size of the burgers, you really cant tell how big they are from photo. I always imagined the burgers to be the size of the ones at Shake Shack, but these are monsters.

I agonised over what to go for but eventually settled on the Barbecue Burger - Signature Blend Beef Patty topped with a Fried Onion Ring, Smoked Gouda, Bacon, Barbecue Sauce, Grilled Onion and Lettuce.



I have only just started to enjoy barbecue sauce over the last year or so, with that in mind it was a bit of a gamble to have ordered this. I did think the barbecue sauce was too overpowering for my tastes, although the patty itself was delicious. You often read about how messy these burgers are, and they really are, you can see in the photo that the juices from the meat have soaked into the bun. Id definitely recommend trying to eat with the burger still in the wrapper.

Nik had Classic Cheeseburger - Signature Blend Beef Patty topped with Cheddar, Lettuce, Tomato, Grilled Onion and Picked.



We had intended to split this and the Barbecue one but they were just too messy to even attempt that. This is our new favourite burger in Disney, just like the burger we loved in Sci-Fi, but for a QS credit!

We also had a side of fries each.



This was a mistake! I had read that the portions of fries were huge, and I should have kept this in mind, one portion would have easily done all three of us. These were delicious, we couldnt stop eating them. D-Luxe offers a selection of dipping sauces that you help yourself to, we tried the Garlic Ranch, Chipotle Mayo and Buffalo. The Garlic Ranch, was just as good as the Garlic Parmesan at Chicken Guy, I loved it.

D-Luxe accepts the QS dining plan, for a QS credit you select any burger and a soft drink. If you want fries, you can use a snack credit for those. You are free to use your DxDP TS credits at QS restaurants, all part of the flexibility of the plan.

Lunch came to $54.94 for the 3 burgers and 3 drinks. The fries, covered by 3 snack credits, cost $15.94. I had been looking forward to D-Luxe for so long that I was worried it wouldn't live up to the hype but I am thrilled to say it did, it will be a must-do for us in future.

If you have the Dining Plan and you are placing a Mobile Order the system should automatically deduct the applicable credits from your total. If you dont have the Dining Plan, the card linked to your MDE account will be charged. The system is still in its infancy though and can be glitchy. A few days after eating at D-Luxe, I realised that instead of deducting credits my card had been charged, this happened at two different restaurants. I visited the Concierge at my resort, it was a manager on the desk, and he said that the Dining Plan cant be used for Mobile Orders. This is incorrect. I had to show him our Satuli Canteen order to prove that I was right. I then had to find the emails confirming my Mobile Orders. It took a while but he credited my room the amounts my card had been charged and deducted the credits from my account.

I discovered that when you log on it will occasionally tell you that you cannot use DP for Mobile Orders, this isnt correct, so I had to keep refreshing until it would say I could. This is something to watch out for if youre placing Mobile Orders using Disney Dining Plan.

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We headed to the Grand Floridian for dinner, we were able to valet park as our ticket from earlier was valid for the entire day, this was great as it saved us the hike from the The Villas where they get all visitor to park. I was very excited for this evenings meal as I felt wed just been flirting with the DxDP the last few days and now we were going to start enjoying the benefits of it.

Narcoossees

This was quite a last-minute ADR, I had taken it out of contention after it being relatively underwhelming last year, and my mum wasnt the biggest fan of it in 2016. In the end, nostalgia won me over and I booked it.

Here is a terrible menu picture.



Lovely fresh bread



To start I had Barbecue-grilled Shrimp and Grits - Wild Florida Shrimp with Barbecue Sauce, Low Country Grits, Cherrywood-smoked Bacon, and Pickled Green Tomato Chow-chow.



This is a really gorgeous dish, the shrimp are plump and juicy, and the grits have a nice texture, I prefer them to be quite gritty and these definitely are. The barbecue sauce isnt over-powering and adds a nice sweetness. I let Mum taste this and she said she thought it tasted like a KFC Rice Box, I cant confirm or deny this.

Nik and Mum both had the Maine Lobster Bisque - Butter-poached Lobster, Coral, Chives.



Before we left the UK, Nik said he didnt feel like he had had much Lobster Bisque on the last trip (readers from last year will doubt the validity of this statement ) so this year he was going to try and have it more. He, of course, is somewhat of a lobster bisque connoisseur and he maintains this is Disneys best one.

For mains, I had the Surf & Turf - Sirloin Steak and Lobster Tail served with Yukon Gold Rustic Mash, Roasted Carrots, Green Bean, Cipolini Onions.



I had my lobster tail butter-poached, this was really, really nice. The sirloin was really disappointing, it was cooked perfectly (medium-rare) but was very bland. I should have added the Bearnaise that I had last year. The mash is still lumpy

Mum had Seared Native Hebridean Salmon - Succotash of Summer Corn and Hominy, Creamy Corn Puree and Piccalilli Relish



I wish Id had this, doesnt it look lovely!? She was very happy with it.

Nik had Wild Caught Shrimp and Camanelle Pasta - Wild Gulf Shrimp, Savoy Spinach, Oven-roasted Tomatoes, Basil Pistou, Comte Cheese, Chardonnay-Garlic Cream. Although, he subbed the shrimp for chicken.



Niks favourite meal we eat at home is Lisa29s version of the Cheesecake Factorys Farfalle with Chicken and Roasted Garlic and this was quite similar to it, although Lisas is yummier! This was a great dish, and I thought it was pretty 'safe' for pickier eaters.



Nik was adamant that he was going to order the Coconut and Chocolate Crme Brulee - Layered Coconut and Chocolate with Whipped Chantilly Cream and Toasted Coconut, but I told him that he had had this last year and thought it was too sweet. He refused to believe me, so I had to pull up my review from last year and quote it to him! Instead, I ordered the Crme Brulee.



Niks deduction that it was very tasty, but very sweet is very true, it was a bit sickly even for my sweet tooth. It tasted like a Bounty, just as youd imagine a coconut and chocolate crme brulee would taste, there was lots of the toast coconut which added a really nice texture.

Nik eventually settled on Narcoosees Candy Bar - Dark Chocolate-Mocha Bar with House-made Guanaja Chocolate Gelato.



I dont think weve watched enough Masterchef as he said of this oh, its slid across the plate' I thought he was trying to be funny, but Ive just shown him the picture to ask his thoughts and hes said it again, so he obviously doesnt care for Disneys stylish presentation of dishes. He said this was also very sweet but it was very nice. I think Id have preferred this to the crme brulee, but I was put off by the gelato as I dont really like ice cream.

Mum had the Almond-crusted Cheesecake - with Lambert Cherry Sauce



If Mama Melroses steak is the best entre on property this is the best dessert! Faultless, and the only reason I didnt order it was to make the dining review sound more interesting! Mum loved it and mentioned it a few more times throughout the trip so I knew she really did enjoy it!

Dinner came to $242.27 and used 6 Table Service Credits. I was glad we returned here as its a lovely restaurant and everyone enjoyed their meals, it turned out to be one of Mum's favourites. Unfortunately, we didnt get a window table, instead we were sat on the upper level of the restaurant, we actually had a lovely view of the Castle from here so if you go to the restaurant intending to watch the fireworks dont be too disappointed if you dont get a window table.

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TOTAL IN $$ 850.92
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Absolutely love your food reports, excited for the rest of this one!
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So glad this was a better day food-wise. I have always been reluctant to eat breakfast at Cape May because the smell of fish at the Clam Bake at night puts me off. I have it in my head the food will all be tainted by the smell (stupid, I know). D-Luxe Burger looks good, but I don't like burgers at all. And Narcoossee's, while the food looks delicious, is just too fancy for me. So all my ADRs are currently safe, you haven't swayed me yet
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Ohhhhhh no... youre totally reeling me in with D-Luxe Burger! I was thinking a breakfast and a signature whilst on DxDDP but now I may need to find a day for no breakfast and a QS instead.

Your starter at Narcoossees looks fab! Might have to try that though Ive never actually had grits.
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