If you had an extra $500 to spend at Disney...

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If you had an extra $500 to spend at Disney...

What would you do with it? biggrin

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Probably finally go to La Nouba. And/or stay one night in the Grand Floridian.

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Probably buy myself a really NICE polo shirt with one of the resort names on it, as I tend to only buy the stuff I can find on closeout or on Ebay, as I won't spend 70 bucks for a shirt.

Then probably hit a few of the restaurants that I haven't done before.

And I'm SURE there's some piece of 'Mouse junk'....er.... "memorabilia" that I've avoided for cost reasons that I might pick up.

Then again, $500 would make a nice dent on a cruise for two, so i might just apply it to that because thats what I REALLY like to do!!

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Hmm...I'd probably use the cash to stay longer. Can't decide if I'd add a day or two in a Deluxe resort or if I'd add 5 days in a value! Smile

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Stay at the Poly for a couple of nights.

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I might try a restaurant like V&As where I normally figure it can't be worth the cost. Of course that's really dangerous because what if I love it and know I'll probably never go again!

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If I had an extra $500 to spend I really think it would go something like this.
I should explain that all of these we have done before on previous trips But not all on the same one.
I would treat my wife to a session at the Spa at SSR. She loved it. muchlove
We would get tickets to Cirque du Soleil. We loved it. muchlove
and finally we would go for dinner at Shula's Steak House in the Dolphin hotel.
to us that is the best dining experience in WDW besides V&A. Very expensive BUT very well worth it. Best steaks I have ever had, yes even better than LeCellier and the attentive service was second to none. Not to mention a very classy place. yay

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and finally we would go for dinner at Shula's Steak House in the Dolphin hotel.
to us that is the best dining experience in WDW besides V&A.

Wow, you learn something all the time on here. As many times as I've been to WDW, I never knew there was a Shula's at the Dolphin. I ate at one in Miami many years ago and it was great.

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MouseTraveler wrote:
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and finally we would go for dinner at Shula's Steak House in the Dolphin hotel.
to us that is the best dining experience in WDW besides V&A.

Wow, you learn something all the time on here. As many times as I've been to WDW, I never knew there was a Shula's at the Dolphin. I ate at one in Miami many years ago and it was great.

I've read in a lot of places that it's the best steak in WDW.

VetteLover, have you tried Yachtsman, was Shula's superior in your opinion?

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We would get tickets to Cirque du Soleil. We loved it. muchlove


You'd recommend? We're considering this for this fall.

Would also like to hear more about Shula's. What kinds of steaks?

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As many times as I've been to WDW, I never knew there was a Shula's at the Dolphin.



MouseTraveler--go to the corner. You're on Disney probation. laugh

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SpaceAce wrote:
MouseTraveler wrote:

As many times as I've been to WDW, I never knew there was a Shula's at the Dolphin.



MouseTraveler--go to the corner. You're on Disney probation. laugh

Oh noooooooooooooo.....

(Can I get a Shula steak delivered to the corner?!?) awesome

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I really am a newbie to this forum and I hate to appear too stupid but I just can't figure out how to use the Quote function confused so I will just answer you all
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dsoup: yes I have been to the yachtsman and I preferred Shula's even though Yachtsman was very good.

SpaceAce: yes I would definitely recomend Cirque du Soleil it was a fantastic and memorable time. I would try not to sit too far up front (that's where I was) because there is so much to see and a great deal of it takes place high up and I had to crane my neck to be constantly looking up.
As for Shula's the steaks are fabulous and range from 12 0z. Filets that you can cut with a fork, to a whopping 48 oz. porterhouse steak. If you finish that monster they will engrave your name on a plaque that is hanging in the restaurant eek !! Also the menu's are imprinted on footballs that they bring to your table, and NO they will not let you keep them.

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I think our friend Jim ate the whole Porterhouse! He tells a fun story in this thread: Le Cellier vs. Yachtsman vs. Shula's

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I really am a newbie to this forum and I hate to appear too stupid but I just can't figure out how to use the Quote function confused

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Vettelover wrote:
I really am a newbie to this forum and I hate to appear too stupid but I just can't figure out how to use the Quote function confused so I will just answer you all
straightforward.

The quote thing is easy. At the top of an individual comment box (on the right) is the term 'Quote'. When you click it, it will then place that entire posting in a new window, and will allow you to make comments on it. If there are already quotes on the page you are quoting, it will embed them, sort of like a Windows tree.

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Just play with it a bit and you'll get it in no time.

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Vettelover wrote:
I really am a newbie to this forum and I hate to appear too stupid but I just can't figure out how to use the Quote function confused so I will just answer you all
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dsoup: yes I have been to the yachtsman and I preferred Shula's even though Yachtsman was very good.

SpaceAce: yes I would definitely recomend Cirque du Soleil it was a fantastic and memorable time. I would try not to sit too far up front (that's where I was) because there is so much to see and a great deal of it takes place high up and I had to crane my neck to be constantly looking up.
As for Shula's the steaks are fabulous and range from 12 0z. Filets that you can cut with a fork, to a whopping 48 oz. porterhouse steak. If you finish that monster they will engrave your name on a plaque that is hanging in the restaurant eek !! Also the menu's are imprinted on footballs that they bring to your table, and NO they will not let you keep them.

what cut and done-ness is your preference? i love steak!

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Vettelover wrote:
I would definitely recomend Cirque du Soleil it was a fantastic and memorable time. I would try not to sit too far up front (that's where I was) because there is so much to see and a great deal of it takes place high up and I had to crane my neck to be constantly looking up.


Thanks for the info. I would have thought up front would be best!

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[quote poster=greebil what cut and done-ness is your preference? i love steak!

My preference for a steak is a filet mignon and as far as thethe done-ness I much prefer "medium", but I am not a fanatic about it, as long as tha chef walks the cow through the kitchen and next to the grill so it picks up a little heat I am fine with it laugh

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Vettelover wrote:
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what cut and done-ness is your preference? i love steak!

My preference for a steak is a filet mignon and as far as thethe done-ness I much prefer "medium", but I am not a fanatic about it, as long as tha chef walks the cow through the kitchen and next to the grill so it picks up a little heat I am fine with it laugh



Yep--as long as it's not still moo-ing, put it on the plate awesome I'm still trying to find a great rib-eye in Disney World. They took it away from the menu at Yachtsman during free dining last year and I haven't seen it since.

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Vettelover wrote:

My preference for a steak is a filet mignon and as far as thethe done-ness I much prefer "medium", but I am not a fanatic about it, as long as tha chef walks the cow through the kitchen and next to the grill so it picks up a little heat I am fine with it laugh

I personally love fillets, but everyone always tells me that they're for girls. I'm glad another guy is in the fillet eating club with me. And he drives a vette so I think I'm in manly company! laugh

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LOL, you are all very funny! I never heard that filet is Girly steak! (Don;t tell my DH, he likes them, too!)

As for how to spend the "extra" $500.....definitely a massage and maybe an extra nice dinner....tho' I do enjoy fine jewelry, so I might have to get a gold necklace shaped like a mickey head encrusted with diamonds........wait a minute , how did this extra money turn into a balance on my credit card???????? angelwings

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definitely a massage and maybe an extra nice dinner....tho' I do enjoy fine jewelry, so I might have to get a gold necklace shaped like a mickey head encrusted with diamonds


Have you had a massage at Disney? Would love details and recommendations!

Also--the jewelry has gotten quite pretty recently. I really like to window shop the high end stuff.

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I had an aroma therapy massage and body wrap at the GF. Ahhhhhhh, it was delightful! The massage was very nice, with lavendar scented oil, etc. The wrap was just okay, I could do without that part. But loved the massage, well worth the cost. It was also nice to shower afterward and use the citrus-scented shower gel and lotion. (When I met DH afterwards, he told me I smelled all orange-y! You can purchase the stuff at relaxedyet.com) They had everything there you might need...spray deodorant, even a hair dryer! But remember to bring your own hairbrushes!
I have read that people prefer the spa at Saratoga Springs, haven't been there myself.

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I have read that people prefer the spa at Saratoga Springs, haven't been there myself.


Really? I wonder why. I've been in the lobby of the spa there, but haven't actually gotten any treatments. Maybe just because it's newer and more updated?

Will have to check out... laugh

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An extra $500, huh? Hmmmmmm.......

I think I'd do the Ft. Wilderness Segway Tour. I really enjoyed the World Showcase one and tooling through the woods on one of those just sounds like a lot of fun!

Then I'd probably do the Behind the Magic tour (or whatever it's called).

Then I'd probably look for a tour involving the Living Seas (I'll always think of it as LS even though Nemo might not like it).

An AK tour would be cool too.

That's probably what I'd do with it... do some of the tours that I can never afford.

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(I'll always think of it as LS even though Nemo might not like it).


I do that, too. Just like the Peoplemover and Universe of Energy. I wonder how many attractions keep getting called by their old names.

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I would go to a spa for a day and go to two restaurants that are 2 table service credits - probably Jiko and Chef Mickey's

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I would go to a spa for a day and go to two restaurants that are 2 table service credits - probably Jiko and Chef Mickey's

Is Chef Mickey's 2? I thought it was one. eek

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I would go to a spa for a day and go to two restaurants that are 2 table service credits - probably Jiko and Chef Mickey's

Is Chef Mickey's 2? I thought it was one. eek

Huh it is back to one. At one point when I looked they had the breakfast as being two! Cool!

Then I would do...Jiko and California Grill and maybe Yachtsman so I could ave another good steak!

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Then I would do...Jiko and California Grill and maybe Yachtsman so I could ave another good steak!


You know, I rarely eat steak when I'm home being "normal Space Ace," but steak becomes a daily requirement for "Disney Space Ace." Yum, yum, yum. I'm chomping at the bit to try Shula's next round.

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Hi, Vette!

I ate (and finished in one sitting) that huge 48 oz porterhouse at Shula's on December 4, 2005. I have a plaque.

http://www.shulassteakhouse.com/48oz_member.php?id=11E66784CFB821CE852570F0006FBC8E&page=1&keywords=Townsend%2C+James

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