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Old 3 Nov 14, 11:29 AM  
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Hi all,

We flew in yesterday for a week.

I thought I'd update you on our spends throughout the week as it was these posts I found most useful when planning our trip.

Travel day

$2 tip Alamo driver tip bringing our car to us

$5 approx on tolls - we got lost listening to the sat nav from Sandford to Disney Dolphin hotel. Be aware some tolls require exact change $0.75.

$16 to park car at hotel (will be charges to the room daily)

$20 (inc tip) taxi from Disney Dolphin hotel to Longhorn Steakhouse ordered by concierge in the hotel

$230 (inc tip) meal at Longhorns - we had-
Two free mini loaves
Pretzel bread
Spicy shrimp platter
3 x chilli chicken bites
Full rack of baby cider ribs
Full Rach of BBQ ribs
Rib eye steak
Sirloin steak
Fillet steak
(All served with a side order (chips or mash or potato gratin) and a side salad with a choice of dressing)
2 x strawberry daiquiri
2 x pints of ale
4 x pints bud light
1 x vodka and orange juice
2 x large diet cokes

The meal was amazing, we had a table full of delicious food and would definitely recommend Longhorns. The service was great. You can't book but can call ahead 30 mins from arrival and they will try and allocate a table to you when you arrive. We went to the one on Vineland Ave.

$25 (inc tip) taxi from Longhorns to Dolphin Hotel (ordered by Longhorns)

Hope this is going to be useful I will try and include my thoughts on places we eat too and what we had too.

We are off to Magic Kingdom today. Will try to update later 😎

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Hi all, sorry for the lack of updates! Been so busy and tired only being here for one week we are trying to cram lots into our holiday.

Day One - Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom

Large coffee in hotel $3.75

Car parking at hotel $16

Main Street bakery- $46.84
Med latte x 2 $3.99= $7.98
OJ x 2 $3.79 = $7.58
Sausage & cheddar breakfast sandwich x 2 $4.49 = $8.98
Bacon & Gouda sandwich $4.99
Croissants x 2 $6.38
2 hard boiled eggs $2.59
Frappe syrup cream + caramel shot $4.99 & $0.49 =$5.48


Popcorn $3.50

Turkey leg $10.50 x 2 = $21

Mickey Xmas dec $16.95
Minnie pen $5.95

Starlight cafe
Bacon cheese burger $10.69
Hamburger $9.99
Fries $2.99
Mango gelato $3.99
Regular coke $2.99
2 x regular diet coke $5.98
Regular fanta $2.99

Cheshire cafe
Lemonade slush $3.99

3 x bottles of water $7.50

Bottle of diet coke $2.59
Choc M&M $1.95
Hershey choc bar $1.95

2 x mixed vanilla & pineapple cup $3.99 = $7.98
pineapple vanilla float $3.99 Toral $11.97

Corn dog $4.50

Pecos bill
2 x regular coffee $4.58
Tea $2.29

2 x Disney world magnets $13

Pecos bill = $65.14
5 x BBQ pulled sandwiches 3 with chips, 2 with corn on the cob.
Regular coffee
Diet coke
2 x water


Day two - Islands of Adventure

Car Parking in hotel $16

Denny's- $80 inc tip
Coffee x 3 $2.09
Tea $2.09
6 x OJ $2.69
Toast $1.99
Yoghurt $2.89
Ultimate omelette $10.29
Holiday slam with French toast $8.77
Lumberjack slam $10.59
Regular breakfast $10.69


Preferred parking at Islands of Adventure $25

Butter beer in souvenir cup $12
2 bottles of water $8

3 x lemonade $4.25 each
Water $4
= $16.75

Hummus $4.99

Mythos restaurant - $110 inc tip
2 x pasta of the day (chicken with pesto)
Chicken salad
Chicken sandwich
Beef panini
3 x diet coke
2 x pint of Budweiser
They say this has been voted best theme park restaurant 6 years in a row. We all really enjoyed our food, the service was great and after yesterday's binge day it was nice to sit down properly for lunch.

Honeydukes
Honeydukes milk chocolate bar $4.50
Mint fudge square $3.95

Starbucks
Bottle of water $2.75
Cappuccino $3.95
Coffee $3.25
Latte $3.95

Poncho $8

White choc chip & rasberry cookie and banana whoopsie pie $8.50

Frozen butter beer $5.50

Jurassic park t shirt $28.95

Magnet x 2 $2.95

Applebee's $120 inc tip
Full rack of BBQ baby back ribs
Chicken and shrimp sizzler
Sirloin steak with onions and spinach
Steak sizzler
Sirloin steak and fries
2 x pints of Budweiser
Half a pint of Budweiser
Diet Pepsi
Strawberry lemonade
Orange juice
We first of all walked into Wild Jacks but there was only one other table with two people on. Thus didn't bode well and the place smelt greasy so we walked out and down ID to Applebys, I'm glad we did we enjoyed our food, although not as much as Longhorns.

We did go to the Florida mall after Islands of adventure, but I can't remember exactly what we spent. It was around $90 in Old Navy store for a men's shirt and two women's tops. Then $30 in CVs for 3 x boxes of Kiss nail varnishes and a pack of Disney aerial toppers. After applebys we went into some of the gift stores and bought some magnets $6 and then some frozen necklace and bracelet sets $8.50 and then a photo album, pens, pencils for $25.

We are off to Discovery Cove today and then to the outlets at tea time, hopefully I will have time to update later!

In the mean time does anyone have any suggestions on the 'good' steakhouses to go to please?

Thanks!

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great, very useful thanks
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Really usefull thanks
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Hi all, here's days 3 spends-

Day 3 - discovery cove
Dolphin photo $25
2 x magnets $15

We had a lovely time at Discovery cove. The breakfast was good, not too heavy for our 9.35 am dolphin swim (croissants with ham, egg and cheese). Lunch was excellent- fish, burgers, Hawaiin chicken and rice, chicken salads. Then cheesecake, fruit for dessert. You could have as many drinks as you like, bottled water, beers, tea and coffee and some frozen drinks too. There were snacks too such as crisis, nuts, ice creams. We thought the day was well worth what we paid.

Premium outlets
Converse $54
2 x converse t-shirts $30
2 x GAP sweatshirts $45

Portobello - Downtown Disney
$270 inc tip
Starters-
Soup of the day
Margareta pizza
Antipasti sharing plate
Veal meatballs
Mains-
2 x spaghetti and meatballs
Lasagna
Shrimp linguine
Bolognaise
Bottle of red wine
2 x vodka and OJ
Gin and tonic
White wine
2 x diet coke

We were told there would be a 50 minute wait for a table, but in reality it was around 15 minutes. Having said that the table wasn't in a great location-right next to the servers station. The starters were much tastier than the mains. Service was good. The 'experience was spoilt slightly by a European family sat 2 tables away who had kids aged from around 3-7 who were running around the restaurant and passed our table.

2 x Christmas decoration signs $14

We are at Hollywood Studios / Epcot today so I will try to post later 😄

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Manny's Chophouse down the US27 at Haines City. Brilliant! Lots of recommendations on here so we tried it last time we went and will be going back next year!
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Oh brilliant, thanks Jo.

If we don't stop at City Walk after universal tomorrow, then I will suggest we try it out. Thank you!
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Hi all,

We are sat in The Royal Palm Lounge right now (a great perk on premium seating) boarding in about 10 mins time.

Here's the remaining spends... I've not totalled anything up so it will be interesting to do that when we get back (I've just been using bites on my iphone so apologies for any auto corrects along the way!)

Day 4 - Hollywood studios & Epcot

Parking at hotel $16

Hollywood studios
Starring roles cafe = $47.26
2 x yoghurt
Bagel with Philadelphia
Choc chip muffin
2 x croissant
Ham sandwich
2 x OJ
2 x coffee
1 x tea
Apple danish

Christmas earrings Tower of Terror shop $10.45

Frozen lemonade
3 x water
Bottle of diet coke
$14.25

Fairfax fare - $38.42
2 x chicken and ribs with coleslaw and beans
2 x bottles of water
Chilli dog with crisps $9.49

Rosie's all American cafe
8 chicken nuggets with fries
Regular coke $11.98
8 chicken nuggets with fries and bud $15.97

Frozen banana with chocolate and nuts $4

Hollywood scoops - $17.96
2 x vanilla cup
1 x vanilla cone
1 x mint choc chip cup

Epcot food and wine festival
2 x teriyaki Hun $11
3 x large Kirkin draft $24
Lamb chop $6.25
Rib eye taco $5.50
3 x beef tenderloin $13.50
Bacon hash $4.00
5 x lettuce wrap $18.75
Bag of crisps $2.19
2 x fish and chips $18.98
Chips $3.19
2 x ledge blonde 6oz $7.00
We had a great time wondering around the food and wine festival, there was lots of choice and a great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

Day 5 - universal

Parking at hotel $16

Perkins breakfast $70 inc tip
Porridge
Toast
Omelette with pancakes
Breakfast bounty x 2
Omelette with breakfast potatos and toast

Preferred parking $25

Large slush $4

4 xbottles of water $11

Fast food boulevard
BBQ chicken arms platter $9.99
20oz duff beer $7.75
Soda medium $2.99
Meat pizza $7.99
Cheese pizza $7.49
Large soda $3.19 x 2
Large pink donut $4.99
Clogger burger with curly fries $12.99
Krusty burger with curly fries $10.49

2 x peroni $13

2 x regular dippin dots $9.98

Starbucks - $20.77
2 x cappuccino
Latte
Tea
Caramel frappe

Magnet $6.95

Pat O Briens at City Walk $210 inc tip
Draft beer x 3
Draft blue moon x 3
Vodka and bitter lemon x2
Heineken x 2
Diet coke x 2
Nachos
Combo platter
Rice
3 x steak and potatos
Jambalaya
We arrived around 7.15pm after leaving universal and luckily for us they had two free tables around the piano area which they were able to push together. The menu wasn't vast and I struggled to find something to eat so ordered two starters. However everyone else really enjoyed their meals. Service was average. The entertainment certainly made the night, 3 singers /piano players in total. They took requests for $1. Great atmosphere, could be more choice of food for those who don't eat steak or fish.

Day 6 animal kingdom

Parking at hotel $16

Pizzafari- $57
Breakfast croissant
2 x bounty platter
Breakfast burrito
Croissant
3 x OJ
2 x coffee
Tea

Water $2.50

Lemonade $2.59
Diet coke $2.59
Water $2.50

Cheese and jalapeņo stuffed pretzel $4.59
Water $2.50

Yak and Yeti- $170 inc tip
Spring rolls
BBQ wings
Sweet and sour chicken and rice
Mari Mari fish in teriyaki sauce with rice
Fish curry and rice
Honey chicken and rice
Chicken noodles
2 x large beers
2 x diet coke
Virgin strawberry daiquiri
Water
Really tasty food here, nice to sit down and eat in the park too. We only waited around 10 minutes for a table (this was around 3pm). Food was good, portions big and service good.

Frozen Mickey sandwich $4
Frozen lemonade $4

Mug $14.95
Keyring $2.45

Americano
Cappuccino
$10

Lamonts (shop in hotel) - $25
Note pad
4 x shell memos
Magnet

Taxi from Dolphin to Bahama Breeze Vineland Ave $25

Bahama breeze
Pint of blue moon
Pint of draft beer Sam Adams
Gin and tonic
Strawberry daiquiri
Vodka and OJ -$28 inc tip

Rib eye steak
Chicken curry
Sirloin steak
Jerk chicken
Baby back ribs
4 x key line
Vodka and OJ
Blue moon
Diet coke
2 x Sam Adams
$190 inc tip

We called ahead and asked to be put on the wait list, when we arrived they said it would be a 20-30 minute wait but we were seated in 10 minutes. Bill Dave was our server, he was friendly and attentive. The cuts of steak weren't the best, but the other meals were lovely. The key lime pie was huge and would probably serve two to one portion.

Taxi from Bahama Breeze to Dolphin $25 inc tip

Day 7 - travel day

BJs Vineland Ave - $85 inc tip
Chicken pasta
Mediterranean pitta
Tomato soup
Chicken club sandwich with fries
BBQ chicken pizza
Potato wedges
Lemonade
Diet Pepsi
Pepsi
Root beer
2 x water
(We weren't charged for the pasta as it was cold, they did offer to make fresh but as we were on route to the airport we declined).
All the other food was great, it could have been warmer, but it was tasty and the portions were huge. Service good.
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Hi just had a good read through this and it's really useful thank you, any chance you have a complete total for the 7 days? Sorry i know this post was from a while ago hope you don't mind
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