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Hey y'all!

Hi everybody, just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Colleen, I live in Dallas, TX, but am originally from south Louisiana (about an hour and a half southwest of New Orleans). I haven't been to WDW since my honeymoon in 1992 (and that honeymoon was the best part of my now-defunct marriage!), but I'm heading there for an adults-only trip in mid-October with my mother, adult cousin, my best friend, and her husband. We'll be at WDW from October 15-22 at Port Orleans French Quarter. Should be interesting, considering the fact that growing up, I spent many, many weekends in the actual French Quarter!

I'm so excited about this upcoming trip I can hardly STAND it! Looking forward to getting all kinds of info and tips from these forums.

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Welcome to WDWfG!!!

If your looking for info... I don't know... confused

Naw... we got a lot of info!

Do you have any favorite places to eat? We crave info on food here!

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Hi AuntieSocial and welcome to our little corner of Disney lovers and enthusiasts.

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Mase, I'm a Cajun girl...where I'm from, we don't eat to live, we live to eat!

Unfortunately, it's been sooooooooooo long since last time I visited WDW, I really don't have any favorite places to eat that I can think of off the top of my head. But I've already got my ADR's set up for my upcoming trip, and the food is probably what I'm most excited about!

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Welcome to the best disney board around Smile

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OK!! feel free to share your ADRs with us we muchlove discussing WDW restaurants.

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OK, here's my list of ADR's:

Kouzzina (because I have an enormous crush on Iron Chef Cat Cora Love )
Spirit of Aloha show
Mama Melrose's (Fantasmic package)
Coral Reef
Chefs de France

I just realized we'll be there during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival...definitely looking forward to that!
What are some of y'all's favorite counter service places?

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You should feel right at home at Port Orleans, though it's much, much cleaner than the real French Quarter! The Beignets in the food court are better than the ones at Cafe' du Mode French Market but right on par with the Cafe' du Monde near the NOLA airport. LoL... I've done lots of in depth research on that one! laugh

Are you going down for Food & Wine Festival, or did your dates just happily fall into that time?

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Oh, and I forgot...also Tutto Italia.

I gotta tell ya...it was REALLY hard coming to a consensus of where to eat with 5 adults who all have different taste in food!!!!

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Kristen K., it was just a happy coincidence that the dates we were all available happened to be during the Food and Wine Festival! (We Swamp People also like to drink!)

Good to know that it's cleaner than the real FQ; I guess that means I won't have to bring my "French Quarter shoes" with me when I go!

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Welcome! I love the comment about your "French Quarter shoes". I've been to NOLA many times (three times for Mardi Gras) and totally understand that comment.

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Nice to meet you! Also, love your user name.

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Welcome! I'm your neighbor... Houston! You'll have a great time at WDW. You'll find all kinds of info on this website. Great great site!

Welcome again!

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yay yay Welcome to the forum. I'll be at POFQ October 16-20th. This is my second trip down for F&W Fest. You're going to love it! yay yay

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Auntie Social - Hello and Welcome!

Well, it looks like you've got the major food groups covered: Italian, French, Seafood, and Polynesian!

Some of my favorite counter service options are Casey's in MK for a killer hot dog; Starring Rolls in DHS for sandwiches with more meat then bread (with a cupcake backer); Yak and Yeti in AK; and Sunshine Seasons in EP. But you'll want to stroll through Food Paradise that is the F&W Festival while you're in EP, though! You can pick up a passport at any of the food kiosks, and it will list all of the different foodstuffs that you get to stuff your face with while you're there. Don't forget; if you're on the dining plan, you can use snack credits for a lot of the food at the kiosks!

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Hello and welcome to the group awesome
I've been to NOLA a few times (once for Mardi Gras) I've got family in Shreveport and in Dallas biggrin
We arrive for the F&W towards the end of your trip. You're going to love it muchlove we also enjoy Kouzzina and haven't had a bad meal there. I love the Greek lasagna. You're going during the F&W - you'll find a wide variety of foods for the adults normally I'd recommend Sunshine Seasons in EP. There are several QS places near the ToT and RnR in DHS. If you like seafood Columbia Harbor near the HM in MK is tasty. I haven't tried the Tortuga restaurant yet...you can't go wrong with mini corn dogs at Casey's. The Flame Tree BBQ in AK has the best bang for your buck. Two adults can share a combo plate. DW & I usually share the rib n chicken combo clapping I don't think I've ever eaten in any other QS place in AK.
The PORFQ is my favorite moderate resort. Don't forget to take the nice relaxing boat ride to DTD(don't be in a hurry to get there though) the giant jacuzzi is nice and the alligator slide is fun. At night there's a great piano man in the Fat Cats lounge just off the lobby near the food court. Have a great trip and welcome to the group. yay

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Welcome!! I'm from south Louisiana too! I'm from Houma which is about 45 minutes south of New Orleans. Glad to have you here yay

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DisneyDee27 wrote:
Hello and welcome to the group awesome
I've been to NOLA a few times (once for Mardi Gras) I've got family in Shreveport and in Dallas biggrin
We arrive for the F&W towards the end of your trip. You're going to love it muchlove we also enjoy Kouzzina and haven't had a bad meal there. I love the Greek lasagna. You're going during the F&W - you'll find a wide variety of foods for the adults normally I'd recommend Sunshine Seasons in EP. There are several QS places near the ToT and RnR in DHS. If you like seafood Columbia Harbor near the HM in MK is tasty. I haven't tried the Tortuga restaurant yet...you can't go wrong with mini corn dogs at Casey's. The Flame Tree BBQ in AK has the best bang for your buck. Two adults can share a combo plate. DW & I usually share the rib n chicken combo clapping I don't think I've ever eaten in any other QS place in AK.
The PORFQ is my favorite moderate resort. Don't forget to take the nice relaxing boat ride to DTD(don't be in a hurry to get there though) the giant jacuzzi is nice and the alligator slide is fun. At night there's a great piano man in the Fat Cats lounge just off the lobby near the food court. Have a great trip and welcome to the group. yay

Dee

Kouzzina! We're probably going to do that for breakfast on our last day, theirs looks to be the most reasonably priced option for something really nice.

Columbia also has a good veggie chili that is quite filling and under $5. I got that, my friend got the clam chowder, and we split some broccoli. Lunch for the two of us for under $12! And we also split the rib/chicken combo from AK. Not being a big eater, there are a lot of good things for sharing wink

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nsaunier wrote:
Welcome!! I'm from south Louisiana too! I'm from Houma which is about 45 minutes south of New Orleans. Glad to have you here yay

I worked (and lived) in Houma and Thibodaux for YEARS! (Nicholls State Class of 1993! Woohoo!) I'm originally from Morgan City, so I'm WAY familiar with Houma. My mom's still living in Morgan City, and my friends who are coming on the trip with us live in Thibodaux. So awesome to meet someone from "home" here!

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WELCOME!!!! You will absolutely LOVE Port Orleans French Quarter. It is a gorgeous resort!

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AuntieSocial wrote:
nsaunier wrote:
Welcome!! I'm from south Louisiana too! I'm from Houma which is about 45 minutes south of New Orleans. Glad to have you here yay

I worked (and lived) in Houma and Thibodaux for YEARS! (Nicholls State Class of 1993! Woohoo!) I'm originally from Morgan City, so I'm WAY familiar with Houma. My mom's still living in Morgan City, and my friends who are coming on the trip with us live in Thibodaux. So awesome to meet someone from "home" here!

Awesome!! I'm so glad I found a fellow cajun on here lol The other day I saw a picture and I was going to say awww sha but I knew nobody would understand me lol

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Welcome!! I'm from south Louisiana too! I'm from Houma which is about 45 minutes south of New Orleans. Glad to have you here yay

I worked (and lived) in Houma and Thibodaux for YEARS! (Nicholls State Class of 1993! Woohoo!) I'm originally from Morgan City, so I'm WAY familiar with Houma. My mom's still living in Morgan City, and my friends who are coming on the trip with us live in Thibodaux. So awesome to meet someone from "home" here!

Awesome!! I'm so glad I found a fellow cajun on here lol The other day I saw a picture and I was going to say awww sha but I knew nobody would understand me lol

People up here in Dallas don't speak "our language" either...the other day, I told my boss I had an envie for a cheeseburger, and all I got back in response was a blank, vacant stare. laugh

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laugh I seriously laughed out loud!! They just don't get us lol

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Welcome to the best board on the 'Net, Auntie! stars

An old friend taught me the "AI-EEEE" after I annoyed her at a couple ball games with my "AHH-haw". That is all the Cajun this northern girl can give you, but it is heartfelt!

AI-EEEE!

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Thats awesome Ollie!!! I work at a bank and AYEEE is our slogan/motto/trademark lol See lol

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nsaunier wrote:
Thats awesome Ollie!!! I work at a bank and AYEEE is our slogan/motto/trademark lol See lol

yay

So . . . Does this make me bilingual? laugh

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laugh

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Thats awesome Ollie!!! I work at a bank and AYEEE is our slogan/motto/trademark lol See lol

yay

So . . . Does this make me bilingual? laugh

hahaha I'd say so!!! Add that to your resume. laugh

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I concur with all the above counter service suggestions, and would add Columbia Harbour House in MK. Fabulous, fresh tasting food. I especially LOVE the salmon, couscous, and broccoli. Still can't believe it is only a little over $10. I actually find myself planning my visits to MK JUST to get this meal. I know you all understand this.

Disney food is not as overpriced as I feared it would be after a 15 year hiatus...honestly I can eat at Disney counter service for about the same I would pay at a Chilis, O'Charley's kind of place back home. Actually, that meal I mentioned above is cheaper than what it would be at those "outside" places. And I have found table service to be about on track too...Teppan Edo costs the same as a Benihanas back home, and is LIGHT YEARS better.

I also am impressed with the snack and drink prices. Although I do not love dropping $3-4 for an icecream or 2.75 for a diet coke, it is still cheaper than what I pay at a sports venue or concert venue.

So bon appetit!

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