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Unread 19 Jun 19, 08:13 PM  
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Originally Posted by OB1LukeLucas View Post
I love it! The Dibb is wonderful it helps you save so much money but then leads you into so much temptation. I was so close to booking the Yacht Club for the night for our anniversary but weve gone for Portofino instead... I can pretend Ive had the night at Universal for you and you can do the Disney night for me I hope my pretend night is the one where you get your foot in that millennium falcon
Thanks! Although I wouldnt be surprised if we still end up at Universal for a night . I keep saying we dont need it but its so good to have the express passes!

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The menu at 3 bridges sounds great!

We have an ADR at Rix Sports Bar and Grill as Nik is really keen on their lunch menu (it doesn't get good reviews, but we'll go and see for herself) and I have to say I was tempted to change to 3 Bridges, but he'd never forgive me.
Yes the menu there does look nice. It would be another OOP for us though and Im trying to limit those!
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Even more excited now as Ive emailed the Dolphin regarding the rate we booked and whether we should expect an upgrade. Theyve replied confirming that we will be upgraded to a resort view plus another email booking confirmation at the back of it with resort view! Now hopefully we can watch the fireworks from our room!
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That is fantastic news! I am so jealous. I can't wait to see the pictures.
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That is fantastic news! I am so jealous. I can't wait to see the pictures.
Im so excited I feel like Ive been neglecting CSR!
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So the addition of the Dolphin means a new plan. Im afraid to say it Colette but the first casualty is breakfast at The Wave . When I did some re-arranging I could get BoG for our new MK day at 8am and decided since it was a QS credit rather than eating further into our gift cards that I should just do that. One of these days Ill get there! So new plan:

Pre-travel day - overnight at the Holiday Inn, Glasgow Airport.
Travel Day - breakfast at hotel, check in 4 hours before at 9.40am to avoid the giant economy queue and then spend some time in the Upper Deck lounge. Seats in the bubble hopefully meaning off quickly and not too bad a wait in immigration. Collect car and off to CSR .
Day 1 - now back to AK as its Saturday and we felt DHS at the weekend should be avoided. Hopefully well get a FoP FP but not the end of the world if we dont.
Day 2 - still MK with BoG breakfast still at 8.20am. Itll no doubt be second breakfast .
Day 3 - now DHS with an alarm set for the middle of the night .
Day 4 - still a later start at MK with Liberty Tree Tavern and a long lie!
Day 5 - still Epcot with breakfast at Garden Grill I had hoped to have our overnight stay at the Dolphin here but the rates were quite high for this night. I may try and swap things about if I can get GG for Day 6.
Day 6 - MK now with another BoG breakfast although this may change if we can swap to Epcot. This is also check in day at the Dolphin and hopefully an evening at DHS . Dinner is booked at ABC Commissary for no other reason than I could!
Day 7 - my birthday! Hopefully DHS morning, pool afternoon and dinner at The Yachtsman. Wander round Boardwalk for ice cream!
Day 8 - not ideal but now Epcot on a Saturday as were checking out of the Dolphin. We could be tempted by breakfast at Fresh! again as we liked it so much last time. I think the afternoon/evening is going to be relaxing at CSR.
Day 9 - we always like a late AK day to do Yak & Yeti for dinner and the safari at Twilight. So thats today.
Day 10 & 11 - still both pencilled in as Universal with the now remote possibility of an overnight stay .
Day 12 - now switched to AK from Epcot.
Day 13 - still DHS.
Day 14- still MK, although I may switch MK & DHS around if I can still get BoG lunch.
Day 15 - AK and fly home .

No doubt the plan will change again before (and after) FP day. We dont have any other TS meals planned and I want to eat at Disney Springs a few times.
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I feel very much that I have been totally neglecting the most important part of the pre trip report - FOOD! This is supposed to be a pre-trip report for both the trip report and dining report after all! I know I've mentioned a couple of places we'll want to eat at but here's some more...


Pre travel & travel day - we may eat at the Holiday Inn on pre travel day but we may not. It'll depend on whether Marie has any dogs booked in that day. We ate there a couple of years ago as you usually get offered money off a meal.

This is the menu. We considered the 2 meals for 39.99 last time but decided against it.


They do breakfast too but I can't find a menu. We'll probably have something breakfast.

The Upper Deck Lounge does "snacks" and at lunch sandwiches. I'm really struggling to find out much information so when we get there I'll try and take as many photos as possible and do a thorough report!

Plane food will be plane food.

Arrival day food will be from El Mercado de Coronado. Most likely something from this window

But maybe this

Or this


We'll also pick up something for first breakfast the following day from either here or Caf Rix. Probably something like this


I'm struggling to find it now but I've also seen a video of something that looked like giant chocolate eclairs! So obviously we're going to have to investigate that further .
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If anyone has read last years dining report you'll have seen the second breakfast item of choice at AK was the Colossal Cinnamon Bun from Kusafiri Bakery



This is awesome and did two of us easily. The best part is that this year it'll be a snack credit .
We have in the past been searching out this however



I feel that the cinnamon bun has stolen our heart though and there may not be room for the elephant ear pasty now.

Other snack items we've failed miserably to get at AK include the mac and cheese options from Eight Spoon Caf. We tried 2 years ago but ended up at Tusker House instead .



Observe the snack credit symbol!

Marie will likely go for plain ole mac n cheese

but I'm thinking the pulled pork


Definitely on the list!

I've also tried and failed to try this



The Blueberry Cream Cheese Mousse. I'm also intrigued by the main courses on the menu but I suspect we'll never actually eat here.

Now you'll know from previous reports (and in fact this thread) that we do love the Yak & Yeti. Marie needs to have that burger again following last years debacle. I suspect we'll end up there for lunch on our first day and I look forward to seeing the specials menu for something new.
Where we haven't eaten for a while though is the Yak & Yeti counter service place.


This does look good


Of course it'll depend on how many AK days and how many we have a meal in the park. I doubt we'll manage the Restaurantosaurus family style offering as we're seldom in a park at dinner time and the one I have planned we'll likely do Yak & Yeti TS. We haven't booked however and may change our minds.
Another place we haven't been for many years is Flame Tree BBQ. We went here in 1998 and I got food poisoning (I think, it was the only place I ate differently to everyone else). I know it's been 20 years but I just can't bring myself to eat there. I'm honestly not sure the menu tempts me anyway.

There are a lot of kiosks in AK however and many that will provide something lovely for our snack credits so hopefully we can find something surprising!
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Oo now you have made me hungry! 😄 some great food choices there, hope you can fit them all in, I think I would have to eat at every park every day to fit all of my wish list in 😂
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