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Old 06-02-2011, 06:37 AM   #1
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Talking Greetings From England – The Brits Are Back!! **COMPLETED 07/05**

Hello everyone

We’ve just got back from a wonderful two week vacation at WDW and I can’t wait to tell you all about the yummy food we ate

I had such fun writing my last dining review that I thought I would give it another go and would love for you all to come along for the ride.

Think of this review as my way of inviting you all to join us for breakfast, lunch and dinner with the odd cocktail thrown in without you having to actually consume the calories and endure the pain of elasticated pants and jogging on the spot in front of your computer for the next 6 months

So who are we and what’s the background to this trip?

Who



Me – 43 years young and the main planner of our Disney trips.

I don’t eat meat but I do eat fish and almost anything else.

I have been known to enjoy the occasional adult beverage

DH – 44 (he’ll be 45 by the end of this review but we’ll give him the benefit of the doubt)

He is happy for me to plan our trips from start to finish and is the best travelling companion in the world

He will try most things and isn’t a fussy eater but he is a carnivore at heart and would be more than happy to fill his entire plate with meat, meat and more meat.

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We stayed at the Wilderness Lodge, which by the way was wonderful, and slotted in a three day cruise on The Disney Dream into the middle of our vacation.

We had the DDP for the full two weeks which was our first experience of the Disney Dining Plan

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May 14th – May 28th 2011

Here are just some of the places we tried (click the links for individual reviews)

Roaring Fork
Breakfast At Roaring Fork & A Quick Stop At La Cava Del Tequila!
Tangierine Café & Some Italian & German Treats
Le Cellier
Whispering Canyon Café
Chip 'n' Dale's Campfire Sing-Along'
Contempo Café
Starring Rolls, Backlot Express & The Tune In Lounge
Narcoossee’s
Earl Of Sandwich, Captain Cook’s And Some Liquid Refreshments!
Roaring Fork, MK Snack & Wishes Dessert Party
A Day At Wilderness Lodge
Yachtsman Steakhouse
Crystal Palace & Typhoon Lagoon
Hoop Dee Doo Review
Tamu Tamu Refreshments & AK Snacks
Jiko
Via Napoli
Earl Of Sandwich - Take 2
Starring Rolls Café
Territory Lounge & Artist Point
Roaring Fork Waffles (Again!)
Wolfgang Puck Express

Disney Dream

Cabanas
Animator's Palate
Tow Mater Grill & Luigi's Pizza
Enchanted Garden
Castaway Cay
Royal Palace
Royal Palace Breakfast

I Hope you can join me as I re-live our little culinary adventure as I count down the days until we return in October for our first ever food and wine festival

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Old 06-02-2011, 06:47 AM   #2
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Our First Night At WL - Roaring Fork

Saturday 14th May 2011

I hadn’t made any ADRs for our first night as we weren’t due to land until early evening and I knew that we would be tired after our long flight

We checked into the Wilderness Lodge and were very happy to discover that we had been upgraded

Once we had freshened up and un-packed our bags we popped down to Roaring Forks to buy our refillable mugs and explore the resort for a while

When hunger began to strike we decided to head back to Roaring Forks to grab something to eat

Vegetable Wrap for me



This was good and fresh but very spicy, I enjoy fairly spicy foods but this was a little on the hot side even for me. I think I ate about half (it was huge)

DH got the 1/3 lb. Angus Bacon Cheeseburger with French Fries; you can also see his dessert in the picture which was a huge chocolate brownie



DH really enjoyed his burger. It was freshly prepared to order and he commented on the good quality of the burger.

I stole a couple of his fries for research purposes and they were hot, fresh and yummy

He loved the brownie but couldn’t eat it all so half of it ended up in the fridge for a morning snack

For dessert I got the strawberry frozen yoghurt which for some reason I don’t seem to have a picture of but it was delicious and full of chunks of real strawberry

It was very entertaining to observe the ingenious ways that people had to get the absolute maximum amount of yoghurt into their plastic cups

We topped up our mugs and sat outside for a while excitedly chatting about the two weeks ahead before the time difference finally caught up with us and we headed to bed

Coming Up Next …………… Passports At The Ready, We’re Off To Morocco And Canada

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Old 06-02-2011, 06:55 AM   #3
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Hi! I enjoyed your previous dining report so am looking forward to reading this one. Lucky you getting an upgrade at Wilderness Lodge, we have only been there for meals but it looks stunning.
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:06 AM   #4
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Sounds great, cant wait for more!
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:12 AM   #5
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YIPEEEEEE!!!!!!!

So, so, so excited you've started your report!

Cannot wait to hear all about it
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:35 AM   #6
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Great start. Will be looking for more.
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:52 PM   #7
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Old 06-03-2011, 03:07 AM   #9
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Hi! I enjoyed your previous dining report so am looking forward to reading this one. Lucky you getting an upgrade at Wilderness Lodge, we have only been there for meals but it looks stunning.
thanks for reading along!
WL is a wonderful resort, we loved it

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Sounds great, cant wait for more!
Thanks for reading, hopefully another update today

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YIPEEEEEE!!!!!!!

So, so, so excited you've started your report!

Cannot wait to hear all about it
So, so, so happy to have you here Shari

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Great start. Will be looking for more.
Thanks for joining in, hopefully I can get a few moments to update today

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Definitely in for your review!
Great to have you reading along!

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Hi Linda! Count me in for this one!

We were there May 19-25...bummer that we missed you!
Hi Nicki, I just love your reviews
What a shame we didn't get to say 'Hi' - it sure was hot wasn't it?

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BTW - 'the odd cocktail'???? Yeah, right!
You know me so well !

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Yay for hotel upgrades! I hope the rest of your trip was just as magical. I'm looking forward to more of your reviews!
The whole trip was just wonderful, it was hard to get back on the plane to come home

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Linda, you started! I am SO in here!

Now going back to read!
Karin! - wonderful to have you on board

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I'm in - lucky you with the free upgrade :
We really were lucky, 2 whole weeks in an upgraded room!

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Old 06-03-2011, 03:33 AM   #10
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Breakfast at Roaring Fork & A Mid Morning 'Snack'

Sunday 15th May 2011

We both woke up at stupid ‘o’ clock so I decided to head to the gym for an hour. I know, I know, it was temporary madness which I put down to jet leg, don’t worry, it was the first and last visit on this trip with the exception of a massage later in the week

After a shower and a coffee we decided to head down to Roaring Fork to check out the breakfast offerings

Oh yes baby, they have a waffle menu and I considered it my DIS duty to work my way through it over the coming days



Wilderness Waffles – Mickey Waffles with candied pecans and maple butter

We split and order between us which as per my previous comments on the gym this would be the first and last time this happened (mine, mine, mine )

They were totally delicious, very light and fresh and the maple butter was heavenly

DH quickly took the bacon from the plate but said it tasted weird, not like any bacon he had ever tried before

After breakfast we hung around pool side for a while before heading over to Epcot with the intention of exploring World Showcase

After an enjoyable hour walking around I decided it was time for my first adult beverage of the trip so I had better make it a good one, and boy, it sure was



Avocado Margarita from La Cava Del Tequila

I’d read about this beauty on the DIS and was intrigued as to how it would taste, well let me tell you this is a total work of genius (can you tell I liked it)

As I glugged it down the noises coming from our table were like a scene from ‘When Harry Met Sally’

The only disappointment was that I didn’t get time to go back for another one I will be sure to rectify this on our next trip!

Coming up next – Tangierine Cafe

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'I'll have what she's having!'

Roaring Forks looks amazing! A waffle menu??

I was sad not to get to La Cava last year - that avocado margarita looks heavenly

Can't wait for Tangierine Cafe - that was one of my favourites!
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After an enjoyable hour walking around I decided it was time for my first adult beverage of the trip so I had better make it a good one, and boy, it sure was



Avocado Margarita from La Cava Del Tequila

I’d read about this beauty on the DIS and was intrigued as to how it would taste, well let me tell you this is a total work of genius (can you tell I liked it)

As I glugged it down the noises coming from our table were like a scene from ‘When Harry Met Sally’

The only disappointment was that I didn’t get time to go back for another one I will be sure to rectify this on our next trip

Count me in too! Oh, and I loved your "When Harry Met Sally" reference. I too got to experience for the first time the La Cava avocado margarita on my trip last month. I now have a new favorite Disney World margarita...DELICIOUS!
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Avocado Margarita from La Cava Del Tequila

I’d read about this beauty on the DIS and was intrigued as to how it would taste, well let me tell you this is a total work of genius (can you tell I liked it)

As I glugged it down the noises coming from our table were like a scene from ‘When Harry Met Sally’

The only disappointment was that I didn’t get time to go back for another one I will be sure to rectify this on our next trip!

Coming up next – Tangierine Cafe
Ok WHERE is La Cava Del Tequila???? I must have one of these drinks and I can't seem to find it on Allears. Thanks!

P.S. LOVING your review. I just started reading today
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Wow, hold the phone (or computer in this case): waffle menu? 4 different kinds?

We will be staying at the Wilderness Lodge for our trip this August and had believed no cs mickey waffles would be a concession for the opportunity to stay here, but now you tell me they have them and 4 different kinds??? It's like getting and early dose of pixie dust!

Can you please elaborate on the 4 available kinds if you get a chance? Tnx!
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