My hubby keeps asking me what i will do in my spare time after wdw

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My hubby keeps asking me what i will do in my spare time after wdw

I am of to wdw for the second time in January. You could say that I am addicted to planning. I found this site from the Disney food blog. Which I have read over the last few weeks and I mean I read the whole blog from the beginning.

I have also done Disneyland twice. Would love to go more but it's an entire day of flying for us to get to Wdw.

This is my first trip being able to eat dairy so I am so looking forward to the food this time. My must trys include o'hana bread pudding,zebra domes, chocolate peanutbutter cupcakes, mickey waffles, and many more but but I will always love dolewhip...

Expect to see me on here frequently. As I said I am just a bit obsessed ..

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Welcome to WDWFG. Tell us about your planned trip. Where are you staying?

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Welcome, so glad you joined us. Yes, please tell us about your trip. We are going in January too!

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Welcome Courtney! Just jump on in and join the fun! Tell your hubby that once you're home you'll just start planning for the next trip! laugh

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Welcome. Can't wait to hear about your trip! We're all obsessed here so you are in good company!

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You've definately come to the right place! Welcome!!!

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welcome Courtney glad you found us.

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Welcome! The bread pudding is AWESOME and Zebra Domes.... nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom..............

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We are there January 8-18 @pop century. I prefer to go in the winter. But when I booked I did not realize t
that it was a holiday as I am Canadian.

Kristen k. What Dh does not know is that I am already planning a trip to disneyland for our sons 4th birthday in march 2014. And possibly a didn't cruise next year.

Our son is not coming with us this time. He will be 22 be months and 13 hours of travel is too much and we wanted an adult trip so he is going to his grandparents instead.

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welcome to the best Disney board around. Can't wait to hear all about your trip Smile

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Welcome Courtney. We are of like minds...I'm also obsessed with Disney planning and worry just a tad about my post-Disney experience. I have a sweet tooth and have the exact same cupcakes in mind (I'm thinking you're talking about Starring Rolls?) and also the Zebra Domes...never had either of them yet.

One small difference...I didn't find this site from the Disney Food Blog; I found it when I searched for "Adult beverages in the Disney area" (blushing).

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Welcome =) I am glad to know that I am not the only one obesessed with Disney sites!! all I do in my free time at work is look at disney sites! haha!

Do you have your ADR's made yet??

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Welcome! We're glad to have you here! Sounds like food is important to y'all. We'd love to hear about your ADRs and any special events you have planned!

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we are on the free dining plan, but upgraded to get table service meals too. I have ADRs at
- Crystal Palace, Lunch & breakfast before park openeing. i am a big pooh fan
- Marrakesh, i know this place gets mixed reviews, but we loved it 4 years ago
- Boma
- O'Hana
- Biergarten
- Breakfast at Chef Mickeys on our last morning
- Hoop dee do

i have 1 more table Service Credit, but i dont know where to book,

Another one my MUST haves is the GrandMarnier Slushy. Now if only they had DoleWhip cocktails, think how good it would be in a mai tai or other tropical concoction

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Courtney wrote:
we are on the free dining plan, but upgraded to get table service meals too. I have ADRs at
- Crystal Palace, Lunch & breakfast before park openeing. i am a big pooh fan
- Marrakesh, i know this place gets mixed reviews, but we loved it 4 years ago
- Boma
- O'Hana
- Biergarten
- Breakfast at Chef Mickeys on our last morning
- Hoop dee do

i have 1 more table Service Credit, but i dont know where to book,

Another one my MUST haves is the GrandMarnier Slushy. Now if only they had DoleWhip cocktails, think how good it would be in a mai tai or other tropical concoction

Courtney, we had dinner at Marrakesh in October and enjoyed it very much! I definitely recommend the goat cheese appetizer. It was incredible!

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Courtney wrote:
we are on the free dining plan, but upgraded to get table service meals too. I have ADRs at
- Crystal Palace, Lunch & breakfast before park openeing. i am a big pooh fan
- Marrakesh, i know this place gets mixed reviews, but we loved it 4 years ago
- Boma
- O'Hana
- Biergarten
- Breakfast at Chef Mickeys on our last morning
- Hoop dee do

i have 1 more table Service Credit, but i dont know where to book,

Another one my MUST haves is the GrandMarnier Slushy. Now if only they had DoleWhip cocktails, think how good it would be in a mai tai or other tropical concoction

You should give some thought to dining at The Turf Club situated at the Saratoga Springs Resort, in my opinion it is one of the "hidden jewels" of WDW. It reminds me of the saying 'Try it, you'll like it'.

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Courtney wrote:
...I have ADRs at
- Crystal Palace, Lunch & breakfast before park openeing. i am a big pooh fan
- Marrakesh, i know this place gets mixed reviews, but we loved it 4 years ago
- Boma
- O'Hana
- Biergarten
- Breakfast at Chef Mickeys on our last morning
- Hoop dee do

Some of my favorites! We've always enjoyed Marrakesh. I think it gets a bum rap because of all the people who don't like to eat anything they didn't grow up eating.

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I love the Mint Tea, I make it at home but is is just not the same, My plan for dining in the world, is why would i have the same ond thing i can get at home. Also with now being able to eat dairy, food is a whole new experince for me, which is why all the buffets. So many things to try, and deserts, oh my have i missed out.

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I recommend either whispering canyon cafe at wilderness lodge or mama melrose at Hollywood studios

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I have been looking at Whispering canyon, and now that i see that you can get more than just the skillet, it might be on my list. Not that i would not love the skilled, sans beans, but we are going to hoop dee do, and the food looks very similar. Italian is always good, although i did cancel our ADR for Tonys after reading all the bad reviews, changed it to breakfast at Crystal Palace.

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I recommend Via Napoli and Liberty Tree Tavern.

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Teppan!

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I don't think I said my welcomes yet, so welcome. Oh , and I will second Vettelovers suggestion about the Turf Club! Delicious!

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Welcome, welcome!!! If you love the Disney Food Blog you should buy their ebook! It's a great read!

Spare time? Easy...time to start working on that trip report...then on to planning the next one!

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Hello Courtney!

Glad you found us! I'm an American from New Jersey who had an American mother and Canadian father. Since you mentioned thirteen hours of flight, you must be from western Canada.

I've eaten at six of the seven restaurants on your list, the only exception being Chef Mickey's. Hoop Dee Doo, Marrakesh, 'Ohana, Boma and Crystal Palace are among my favorites. There are several places you can try for your remaining table service credit. These include the aforementioned Liberty Tree Tavern in Liberty Square, Magic Kingdom; Whispering Canyon Cafe in Wilderness Lodge; and Teppan Edo in World Showcase's Japan Pavilion. In Disney Hollywood Studios, the Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant generally gets good reviews. Its most famous dish is the Cobb Salad. For Italian food, Mama Melrose's in the same park is also very good. I haven't been to WDW since 2007 and don't know if it is still there. If it is, it's hidden on New York Street.

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we are on Vancouver island, so we have to fly to toronto, then to orlando, and we have a 4 hour layover in toronto. At least its not over night like it was in 2007.

We did Broen derby last time, i dont think it would be worth 2 credits, although i would love to try the actual grapefruit cake. in my pre dairy days, they went to starring rolls and got an angel food cake, and put the grapfruit sauce on it for me.

i thinks thats part of why i love going to Disney so much, with my food issues, they always accomodated, and went above & beyond. I also can't eat anything that live in the water, fish, seafood, Shellfish, seaweed, all of it makes me ill.

well, i have 3 new Disney guide books from the librabry to read

like i said before planning obsessed...

i heard they have updated Space Mountain, does it still start with the nasty tunnel, with the stars spinning around you? I love coasters, but that did me in.

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The Brown Derby is 2 dining credits...have you thought about La Hacienda. The food was really good and they didn't tone down the spice.

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nikamel wrote:
The Brown Derby is 2 dining credits...have you thought about La Hacienda. The food was really good and they didn't tone down the spice.

see, that would be the problem. I am a heat wimp. Medium Salsa is too hot for me. i like lots of spices, but not the heat. i don't eat mexican or indian food in restaurants. i have a very dear friend who cooks indian food for me. she uses about 25% of the cumin & other spices when she makes its for us. its about as hot as i can stand, and her 5 year old will laugh at us for thinking its spicy.

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just realized that 5 weeks from now i will be home from WDW, sad Wish i lived close enough to have annual passes.

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So, we have had an interesting few days. What was supposed to be a getaway for me & Hubby, is now a family trip with our 22 months old. We tried to change to a week at Disneyland instead, but could not because we leave in 10 days. Travel insurance would only give us back at most 50% if we canceled. Even getting DS added to the reservation was an issue. At least he's under 2 and will be free. Spent the morning on the phone with airmiles, insurance and then changing all of our ADR's to earlier times.
Our trip is a 5.5 hour flight, a 4 hour layover & another 3 hour flight. This could be interesting. Luckily our son travels well.
I have just over a week to re-plan, and figure out what he will enjoy, I am sure we will be making good use of the parent switch off as well. I know thousands of parents take their toddlers every day, but we had been planning on waiting a few years. I am so not prepared for this.

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Take a deep breath, you're going to be just fine! You just told us that your son travels well, so I'm sure that it's going to be fantastic. No, it's not the same as a romantic getaway for two, but it will be just as magical! Many of us are Moms & Dads, how can we help you be more prepared?