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MickeyNicki 01-19-2009 08:45 AM

A Nicki and Todd dining review...with the nieces!! LIVE from the Poly!
 
Hi all you wonderful DISers! :wave2: Hope you can join me for the next installment of the LIVE! Adventures in Dining at WDW with Nicki and Todd! This dining review comes with a bit of a twist, we are taking our 2 nieces age 6 and 12.5 so we will have a few more character meals, probably alot of pics of pizza and chicken nuggets too!

For all of you that have read my past dining review welcome back! :cheer2: For those of you that have not let me introduce us!

Nicki - That would be me! :hyper: Obsessive WDW meal planner and picture taker although DH is really getting into it now too! Love everything about WDW from the parks to the resorts, shopping and dining too! Have trained DH to not touch his food until I tell him the picture came out great :rotfl2:

Todd - DH, super sweet and wonderful guys and loves to relax at the end of the day with a good meal. Doesnt get too involved with the meal planning (although I do try to drag him into it :rolleyes: ) and has been known on more than one occassion to tell me that he "isnt feeling it" for the next ressie we have just a few hours from when we were supposed to be there! :scared: Totally supports my time on the Dis because of all the wonderful things I have found for him to eat! :rotfl:

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DNiece1 pooh: - The older one, 12.5 going on 30...you know the kind, they are at that in between stage of a kid and a teen...too old for most stuff but not old enough for others! Loves Lilo, TinkerBelle and Pooh. Great kid, super picky eater...super slow eater too. Likes pizza, light on the sauce...chicken nuggets, cinnamon pretzels, pancakes, corn dogs and waffles.

DNiece2 :tinker: - The little one, just turned 6 years old and is so funny! Loves Aurora, Ariel, Stitch and TinkerBelle. Somewhat picky eater, will not eat sandwiches but will eat all the items separate from the bread, loves pizza, chicken nuggets, pancakes and Apple Jacks.

We have taken the girls before, Oct 06, and was a bit of a nightmare. I think the kids were just overwhelmed with the entire experience.... They were 3 and 10 and it was the first time DH and I had them for longer than a sleepover night. I had food poisoning the first night (thanks Chef Mickeys) and was miserable for about a day and a half so DH had to step up and take care of them..poor guy, he took them to the POR for dinner and the arcade, then POR for breakfast and the arcade some more so the girls really didnt get to see AK or HS, they did spend 1/2 day at MK and Epcot. We only did 2 TS meals and that was CM and the Princess Breakfast on our departure day...that was a huge hit with all of us and the little one still remembers eating breakfast with Ariel.

This past summer we decided to give them a WDW trip for their Xmas gift and my mom pitched in too. We decided on January because DH and I are too busy during Xmas and though January would be slower at the parks. I figure since they are older it may be alot easier and no stroller this time! I have also planned alot more character meals for the kids to enjoy...mostly breakfast.

Originally we were going to stay at the POP but with DH pushing and pushing I finally threw in the towel and booked the Poly instead. He said it would be so much easier for us with the monorail instead of buses all the time and if he needed to go back to the room and make work calls or emails he feels more comfortable leaving us at MK for a bit. Got a great rate for a garden room and requested third floor Samoa overlooking the volcano pool.

Crystal Palace breakfast
Crystal Palace breakfast buffet pics
Cosmic Ray's
Snacks from Fontierland
Treats from Capt Cooks at the Poly
1900 Park Faire dinner
1900 Park Faire dinner buffet pics
Capt Cooks breakfast and Pizza Planet
Fulton's dinner DTD
Princess Breakfast in Norway
Tangierine Cafe
Coral Reef dinner
Capt Cooks lunch
The new CR CS dinner, treats from Adventureland & CHH in MK
Capt Cooks breakfast and Flame Tree BBQ from AK

MickeyNicki 01-19-2009 09:06 AM

This trip was a suprise for the kids, they did not find out until Xmas so I had lots of planning to do and wanted to get their imput without making it obvious. After much sneaky questions I found out that the older one loves Pooh and the little one wanted to eat with the Princesses again. The hard part was the dinner TS because DH loves to end the day with a relaxing sit down dinner and I had to make sure there was something on the kids menu that the girls would eat.

We were supposed to go up on Wed night and then that turned into Wed morning and as of last week that turned into driving up on Tues night! So of course more dining ressies were needed!

The only down side to this is the weather, we are looking at 33 low on Tue and Wed morning, high of 58 on Wed afternoon but at least the sun is out. On Thur morning again a low in the 30's and high of 61....the rest of the week looks like low 50 and high 70's. I hope the girls can go swimming at least one, they are dying to try that volcano pool.

The plans are to drive up tomorrow, leave town around 4pm and if the kids are hungry pull off on the interstate for dinner or if they can wait until WDW we will eat at Capt Cooks.

Day 1 - Wed Jan 21

For breakfast on Wed I scored a 8:10 am ressie at Crystal Palace...just booked this last week and they had it open, can you believe that?? Great start! The CM said there were lots of times open so I hope it will not be too crazy busy in there. DH and I have eaten here many times and loved it. Hope to take lots of pics of us in front of the castle before breakfast and then hit the park! First stop is Fantasyland and then over to see Tink!

Lunch will probably be Cosmic Rays since I can get a hot dog or chicken for the older one and def chicken for the little one. DH loves this place because of the cheese topping. I would prefer going to CHH which may happen since they sell chicken too!

Dinner is at 1900 PF at the GF. DH and I had breakfast there and didnt like it plus it was super noisy but I asked him if it was ok to eat with Cindy and her family and he said for the kids sure! Lots of good dinner reviews here lately so we are all excited to try it....do not think the girls will eat that much but as long as I can get something in them I will be happy.

Day 2 - Thur Jan 22

Planning on having breakfast a bit later, thought I would let everyone sleep in a bit. Going to try Capt Cooks or maybe Main Street Bakery for breakfast..yup another MK day! We cannot go wrong with either place!

Lunch will be either CHH or Cosmic Ray's
again....maybe try to get us into The Plaza instead

Dinner that night will be at Tony's on Main Street. DH and I loves our lunch there and the kids will eat pizza and spaghetti and be happy....lets hope!

Day 3 - Friday Jan 23

This is our Epcot day and we have 8:35 ressies at the Princess Breakfast in Norway We did this with the kids back in 06 and they both had a great time! Loves the food and the little one was stunned when Ariel came out and visited with her. Hope she is there again!

Lunch, well who knows, DH and I are hoping to eat at Tangierine Cafe and the girls can eat anywhere they want to...probably USA or something.

Dinner is at the Coral Reef and I am so excited to try this place again, it has been 10 years since we ate there last. Booked this place because I thought the girls would get a huge kick out of the underground aquarium.

Day 4 - Saturday Jan 24

Early morning breakfast at Ohana. DH and I did this in Aug and we loved it, the little one is in love with Stitch and the older one loves Lilo and we are staying at the Poly so that works out great!

This is a day that I have no idea what we are doing, I am going to let the kids pick which park they want to visit that day.

We do have dinner ressies at Fultons Crab House that night, DH and I love this place and the older one is addicted to crab legs. We will just have a nice DTD night with a treat from Goofys Candy and some shopping

Day 5 - Sunday Jan 25 Departure day :sad:

Breakfast ressies at Kona. Have no plans for the day other than get on the road for home at 3pm. I am going to let the girls decide if they want to go to a park or go swimming.

All of these plans are subject to change...you know how things go with us and throw a few kids in the mix and who knows whats going to happen!

ansky922 01-19-2009 09:12 AM

I am in :thumbsup2

Hope you have fun:cool1:

Sazzo'sMommy 01-19-2009 09:59 AM

Count me in too! Have a BLAST!;)

TigerKat 01-19-2009 10:46 AM

I wouldn't miss this for anything!!!! I think Todd should be referred to as Mr. isn't feeling it.....:rotfl2:

I see you haven't signed up on Brenda's thread for our October extravaganza, here's a link. Look below the martini recipe, which I know you're going to try, and the link says "Oct 09 WDW Meet, Greet, Drink & Eat"!!!!

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2041329

MickeyNicki 01-19-2009 11:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ansky922 (Post 29765575)
I am in :thumbsup2

Hope you have fun:cool1:

Thanks for reading!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sazzo'sMommy (Post 29766659)
Count me in too! Have a BLAST!;)

Thanks! This should be a fun report to write!

Quote:

Originally Posted by TigerKat (Post 29767805)
I wouldn't miss this for anything!!!! I think Todd should be referred to as Mr. isn't feeling it.....:rotfl2:

I see you haven't signed up on Brenda's thread for our October extravaganza, here's a link. Look below the martini recipe, which I know you're going to try, and the link says "Oct 09 WDW Meet, Greet, Drink & Eat"!!!!

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2041329

There you are my friend! I think that is the perfect name for him!

Can you believe that I missed Bren's thread? Thanks for showing it to me, I just emailed her. We changed our dates because of the 40% off code (had to save some money to spend on the F&W ;) ) so we will be at the POP Oct 22-25 and the BC Oct 25 to Nov 1st....looks like I miss you again :sad1:

TigerKat 01-19-2009 11:03 AM

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Originally Posted by MickeyNicki (Post 29768110)
Thanks for reading!



Thanks! This should be a fun report to write!



There you are my friend! I think that is the perfect name for him!

Can you believe that I missed Bren's thread? Thanks for showing it to me, I just emailed her. We changed our dates because of the 40% off code (had to save some money to spend on the F&W ;) ) so we will be at the POP Oct 22-25 and the BC Oct 25 to Nov 1st....looks like I miss you again :sad1:

We have to hook up somehow!:sad1:

shortchange1026 01-19-2009 11:03 AM

I'm in..I love your reviews..have a great time!

hollyluvsdisney 01-19-2009 11:13 AM

I'm in, too. I've read all of your reports and loved them, but for some reason never commented until now. Anyway, I can't wait to read your latest reviews! :thumbsup2

kabuki 01-19-2009 11:31 AM

I love your reports and can't wait to see more! :thumbsup2

MickeyNicki 01-19-2009 11:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shortchange1026 (Post 29768197)
I'm in..I love your reviews..have a great time!

Quote:

Originally Posted by hollyluvsdisney (Post 29768395)
I'm in, too. I've read all of your reports and loved them, but for some reason never commented until now. Anyway, I can't wait to read your latest reviews! :thumbsup2

Quote:

Originally Posted by kabuki (Post 29768779)
I love your reports and can't wait to see more! :thumbsup2

Thanks you guys! So glad you are going along for the ride!!

sisaaliyah 01-19-2009 12:03 PM

Hi Nicki, I'm new to your reviews, and I'm signing up for this one. I just went and read through your October reviews and loved it. Nice descriptions, awesome pictures. Thank you for doing this.

Can I ask, why you didn't like the breakfast at 1900 Park Fare? I'm thinking I want to do both breakfast and dinner there on our trip after Thanksgiving. Maybe dinner on arrival day and breakfast on our departure day. For breakfast, I've seen where they mention the characters are Alice, Mad Hatter and Mary Poppins, but I've also saw comments that Pooh and friends were there. What was your experience?

Also, do you know if Cape May is the only breakfast with the bread pudding? DH :love:'s bread pudding. I've thought about doing this breakfast since we're staying at BWV and it'll be convenient.

Jiko sounds AWESOME. I hadn't considered it before until now.

Ok, I've asked alot of questions. Have a GREAT trip with your nieces!
Michele

KatMark 01-19-2009 12:08 PM

Well, you know that I am definitely in! popcorn:: popcorn:: popcorn:: Have to see what new places you might get us to try this time.

AngVT 01-19-2009 12:39 PM

Obviously, I'm in...living vicariously through you... imagining the warm(er) weather....LOL!

I'm interested in the CHH... Kona, and the princesses in Norway... Though Cait. is a little more "mature"...ha. I think she'd like it too.

Are we going to miss Brenda and the gang? (DARN! I just looked, and they're leaving the same day we check in....:sad2: ) Maybe there'll be more people for a get-together later in Oct... There's still time.

Anyway... like I said, I'm in.... bring on the food (and fun!)

MRYPPNS 01-19-2009 01:07 PM

Ahhhhh....a bright spot in my New England winter.....a LIVE dinning report from MickeyNicki! Have Fun and eat a lot.


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