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Old 09-13-2013, 10:37 PM   #91
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Old 09-14-2013, 01:52 AM   #93
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That CL looks amazing!!!
It was!

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Brenda, what a very nice spread.

I love that you caught the woman in the window.

One of these days, Mark and I will splurge and try CL. I just worry that we'll ALWAYS be eating. Wait, I did that last month when we were there...I swear I never stopped eating (and my pants told me that when I got home).
Kathy that is the danger! I reserve my loose flowy dresses for later in the trip. You know, no waist bands and all.

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Mmm, is there anything better than a welcome mimosa? The CL offerings look lovely, they really seem to offer a nice variety. Love that you were able to (photographically) capture the woman behind the wall, LOL.

Looking forward to your Jiko review!
The mimosa was a lovely welcome cocktail. They don't offer these at all resorts. At least I asked at YC and they didn't have them.

I told you I was obsessed with getting a photo of the CM setting out the food.

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I'm sorry, while I really enjoy the photos and dining reviews, I just find the Pedro comment unnecessary and offensive Oh and just an FYI if you ever eat or drink spicy, drink of choice should be milk, not water to put out the fire.
And for the offense I do apologize. Good judgment failed me there. It was a bad frame of reference.

Thanks for the advice!

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Old 09-14-2013, 06:08 AM   #94
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Heellloooo mimosa! See just one more reason to stay club level. I just love the theming at this resort.

We would never judge you Brenda..3..4..5 plates whatever lol the more plates the more food we get to see. So funny about getting pic of the arm out if the kitchen.
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Old 09-14-2013, 06:18 AM   #95
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I would so LOVE to stay CL! However just staying at a Deluxe is stretching my budget!! maybe sometime!!

The hidden window for them to refill the food is awesome!! And good to hear they keep the food nice and fresh!
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Totally loving the report so far!

BTW, we got on the monorail and sat across from you and Emily on Thursday the 29th. I wanted to say Hi but my 14yo DD said that would be 'totally weird and stalker-ish'.
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And for the offense I do apologize. Good judgment failed me there. It was a bad frame of reference.

Thanks for the advice!
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Thank you for the apology, racist remarks are never a good frame of reference. I've had experience with the milk vs water, lol, when my my dd accidentally squirted jalapeno pepper juice in her eye! Not a pretty site!
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Loving the report!! Also, the TR as well!! I LOVE Animal Kingdom!!
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Fell behind this week but am all caught up!

Haven't had breakfast at WCC since the pre Mom & Son report days. It is a never again for dinner for us but maybe breakfast is back in the future.

And those nachos were pathetic. The cast member should be ashamed for calling them amazing!
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Heellloooo mimosa! See just one more reason to stay club level. I just love the theming at this resort.

We would never judge you Brenda..3..4..5 plates whatever lol the more plates the more food we get to see. So funny about getting pic of the arm out if the kitchen.
What a great way to be welcomed huh? Definitely my favorite resort for the theming - hands down!

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I would so LOVE to stay CL! However just staying at a Deluxe is stretching my budget!! maybe sometime!!

The hidden window for them to refill the food is awesome!! And good to hear they keep the food nice and fresh!
Don't I recall someone last year staying 2+ weeks with CL AND deluxe DP? I'd rather have the 3 trip tickers in my signature than staying deluxe!

I was quite impressed that they kept such an eye on the food to keep it fresh.

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Totally loving the report so far!

BTW, we got on the monorail and sat across from you and Emily on Thursday the 29th. I wanted to say Hi but my 14yo DD said that would be 'totally weird and stalker-ish'.
Oh my gosh!!!! We were going from MK to DHS, I believe, if my photos tell the story of where we were. You would not have been stalkerish at all! I would have loved to say "hi". That's actually how so many of our accidental Dis meets happened. I hope you had an awesome trip!

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I've had experience with the milk vs water, lol, when my my dd accidentally squirted jalapeno pepper juice in her eye! Not a pretty site!
Oh no! That must have burned. OUCH!

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Loving the report!! Also, the TR as well!! I LOVE Animal Kingdom!!
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Haven't had breakfast at WCC since the pre Mom & Son report days. It is a never again for dinner for us but maybe breakfast is back in the future.

And those nachos were pathetic. The cast member should be ashamed for calling them amazing!
Hi birthday girl! I've not been anxious to eat any meal other than breakfast there so I'll take your advice and steer clear.

Perhaps the CM likes cheese goo?? I do wonder about their other food though.... maybe a burrito is good.
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Oh my gosh!!!! We were going from MK to DHS, I believe, if my photos tell the story of where we were. You would not have been stalkerish at all! I would have loved to say "hi". That's actually how so many of our accidental Dis meets happened. I hope you had an awesome trip!

Thanks for reading and joining here!

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Well....you know what 14yo's are like. EVERYTHING that the parents do is weird and wrong. I can't wait for this stage to pass.

We did have a great time. We stayed offsite this year and only spent that one day at WDW. We started at DHS then on to Epcot and finished the day at MK. We saw you going from Epcot to MK probably around 3pm.

Next trip we are going to stay onsite again and do a total Disney trip.
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Day 2: August 17, 2013 - Jiko Dinner





This was our second time to dine at Jiko, the first was last trip during our 1 night stay at AKL. This place became a top 5 immediately and we knew we would dine here again during this stay.


We had some live entertainment that doesn’t occur every night folks. There was a large party of very happy, very well served, very loud women at a table near the entrance. They must have been celebrating something because at one point we heard them break into song that had some words like happ-pp-y biiirth-thhh-day to youuuu. It was hard to make out the exact words since they were slurring their song.

Based on our last dining experience in February, I knew without looking at the menu what I was going to order. And no, it wasn’t the same filet as last time. See, I told you I was trying new dishes. However, it was the beef short-ribs that Em ordered last time that were amazing. Em decided to order the same thing so I guess she didn’t want to mess with a good thing either.

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Before our order was placed Chef Jon arrived at our table with an amuse bouche. This truly was compliments of the chef! However…. Me, the queen of not paying attention just thanked the nice man in the chef coat and dug in. I didn’t realize who this was presenting us with his special creation. Hang on to that thought more to come….

The tiny dish was risotto with faro and sunflower seeds and mascarpone. It was delicious. Of course this little teaser made me want that as a sub for any side but I thought better of being greedy and eating everyone else’ amuse bouche.

Risotto Amuse Bouche:

We were presented with the bread basket that has the two kinds of bread and tandoori butter. Always good stuff!

Dabo Bread (Ethiopian honey-wheat) & Flaxseed Focaccia with tandoori butter:


Since we had essentially had our appetizers at the CL lounge a couple hours earlier we skipped right to our main course.

Our braised beef short-ribs arrived with an explanation of the spicy and savory sauces that were presented on the plate. Nice touch in case anyone digging into the red salsa looking stuff didn’t care for the heat that may surprise them.

Spicy Botswana Style “Seswaa” Braised Beef Short-Ribs: Cassava-potato puree, Sambal, mushrooms, and fava beans ($42)

Sorry, my photos rather stink! I’m stealing Em’s photo from our last trip!



As beautiful as the dish may appear in a photo, it can’t convey the wonderful range of flavors that are experienced when enjoying this dish. I loved the spicy Sambal. And of course the fall off the bone beef is unlike anything that grandma roasted in the crock pot! Yep! We are fans of their short ribs.
After enjoying our entrees we considered dessert.


Changes to the dessert menu meant that the wonderful apple spice cake cheesecake is no longer served we didn’t see anything that sparked our interest. Half of the dessert options were either chocolate or coffee flavored which eliminated them as options that I would choose. In the end we passed.
The chocolate pistachio cookies arrived with the bill. That’s a nice marketing touch. Here’s something sweet with your bill! I tasted these last time and they were far too chocolatey for me so I left mine on the plate.

Complimentary chocolate pistachio cookies:

Chef Jon came back around to our table when we were ready to depart. He chatted briefly with us and I couldn’t figure out why one of the cooks was interested in our opinions on the food. Sure, it was fabulous. THEN I HAD AN AHA MOMENT…. THIS WAS CHEF JON… THE CHEF JON. I stopped mid-sentence and pointed my dainty manicured finger in his direction and asked “Who are you?” He did a Vanna White with his hand under his name tag and said, “Chef Jon.” Argh! Figures. See? Not paying attention thing!
I was then able to have a somewhat intelligent conversation with the nice man about the recent menu changes, the fall features that they are testing including venison, and their participation in some F&W offerings. He was an engaging man and I enjoyed our chat. (I’m sure once he set foot back in the kitchen he was thinking that sometimes it doesn’t pay to venture out to mingle with the guests.)


Using our TiW card we saved $17.40.

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Old 09-14-2013, 01:26 PM   #103
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Well....you know what 14yo's are like. EVERYTHING that the parents do is weird and wrong. I can't wait for this stage to pass.

We did have a great time. We stayed offsite this year and only spent that one day at WDW. We started at DHS then on to Epcot and finished the day at MK. We saw you going from Epcot to MK probably around 3pm.

Next trip we are going to stay onsite again and do a total Disney trip.
Ha ha! I get the 14 yr old thing. Glad to hear you had a great trip.

The 29th was our last full day at WDW so we hit up 3 of the parks. Epcot was our last stop before going back to our hotel. We must have taken the monorail from Epcot to the TTC and then the resort monorail. You have a great memory!!

I shared this with Em and her first comment was I hope we weren't in a bad mood or looking horrid!!
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So THIS is where all the action has been….

I have caught up (Thanks for the links!!) Sorry about the not-so-amazing nachos! That WCC Breakfast menu looks amazing. Didn't I JUST say we were NOT going to WCC this trip? You are going to make me change my mind, Missy!!!!! We'll see… we'll see. I LOVE the huge Mickey Waffle!
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Oops! While I was typing, you posted the Jiko review! That looks amazing too!!
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