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Ollie and RobynPrincess: Oooh dear - is Fultons really not that great? We really REALLY love seafood and I remember last time I went to the US the seafood was absolutely amazing! We'd eat it every day if we could, so that's a worry that the best place in Disney for it isn't that hot any more? Do you know of any other good places to stuff ourselves with lobster and crab? Smile confused

Ollie: *scribbles down notes!* clapping I think I know where all my dining plan snack points are going....! laugh (Ps. Love your forum signature Laughing out loud)

didyoucall911: Always good to meet a fellow Taurus! Wink That's exactly it, though - I've read online all the official info about the parks and got my shiny Disney welcome book, but the place is so huge that I know I'd miss so much without you guys muchlove

Miss Mikki: Eek, I'd love to be a cast member. I have registered an interest in it through YummyJobs Laughing out loud

Drinking around the world does sound amazing fun, I must admit. We are not big drinkers so we should be ok (or maybe not ok, might be a bit of a shock in the Florida sun!!) I bet it makes for some very silly photos Smile

I will have to look at House of Blues. Smile I think we will probably aim to eat in the evenings at DTD as much as we can, if only as an excuse to chill out and take the boat! Should I make ADRs for House of Blues or do you think we can walk in? x

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Hi we have never made ADRs for any of the DTD restaurants. We arrive at DTD a couple of hours before we want to eat, pick a restaurant and check availability at the podium/seating allocation desk for that restaurant and book for later that evening if we need to. Then we have a walk round, look in the shops and maybe get a pre-dinner drink in one of the bars. We then return to the restaurant at the time we have booked in for. There are only two of us and we have never been turned down as walk-ins from any Disney restaurant (even California Grill - we were seated at a lovely bar table and could order food from the main menu). Maybe we have just been lucky? We are flexible though, so say we went to House of Blues and they said there is an hour wait for a table, we would be fine with that because we would sit in the courtyard outside with a drink and listen to the live music. I would recommend ADRs (if you can get them!)for new or very popular restaurants, like Le Cellier or Be our Guest. I think if you are on the dining plan then you should make ADRs. We have never been on the dining plan which may explain why we have had so many successful walk-ins - because we are paying for the meal, extra revenue for the restaurant!

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ocarina wrote:
Ollie and RobynPrincess: Oooh dear - is Fultons really not that great? We really REALLY love seafood and I remember last time I went to the US the seafood was absolutely amazing! We'd eat it every day if we could, so that's a worry that the best place in Disney for it isn't that hot any more? Do you know of any other good places to stuff ourselves with lobster and crab? Smile confused

Ollie: *scribbles down notes!* clapping I think I know where all my dining plan snack points are going....! laugh (Ps. Love your forum signature Laughing out loud)

didyoucall911: Always good to meet a fellow Taurus! Wink That's exactly it, though - I've read online all the official info about the parks and got my shiny Disney welcome book, but the place is so huge that I know I'd miss so much without you guys muchlove

Miss Mikki: Eek, I'd love to be a cast member. I have registered an interest in it through YummyJobs Laughing out loud

Drinking around the world does sound amazing fun, I must admit. We are not big drinkers so we should be ok (or maybe not ok, might be a bit of a shock in the Florida sun!!) I bet it makes for some very silly photos Smile

I will have to look at House of Blues. Smile I think we will probably aim to eat in the evenings at DTD as much as we can, if only as an excuse to chill out and take the boat! Should I make ADRs for House of Blues or do you think we can walk in? x

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Using your snack credits is TOO easy at WDW! I know that some on the board have info about the "cupcake crawl" and it sounds sooooo good in theory! I'd have to spread it out over a whole week to get the 10 stops in! That said, Jess swears by the cappuccino cupcake at Pizza Planet at Hollywood Studios, and there is a infamous carrot cake cookie at Writer's Stop at the same park!

If you want good seafood. . .We think Narcoossee's is really great! Of course we REALLY like the California Griil, but it may be in the middle of refurb when you are there? We also read some good reviews of BlueZoo but have never eaten there - yet! It is at Dolphin resort. Maybe some others will weigh in on some recommendations! crossfingers

And Tolkien? Complete.Brilliant.Perfection. yay

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Miss Mikkii, I don't think being on the Dinning plan makes any difference in being able to walk-up and get into a restaurant. Bar seats are usually not reserved, they are usually first come, first serve, but during the busy time, you'll even wait for them.

ocarina, I thinking about telling you to rethink Fulton's, they have received many a bad review since they started taking the Disney Dinning Plan. They totally changed, don't get all the fresh seafood brought in like before, serves and chef and management all changed also. We went in January right after they changed over and that "WOW" factor was gone. The food was not bad, but, I really have no desire to go back, not that I wouldn't, but shame on me if i am disappointed.

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My son and his girlfriend ate at Fultons in October, and the best they could say about it was "meh". For the amount it cost, they were very disappointed.

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Thank you Mr Hub, we would like to do the dining plan in the future, but I thought it might take away some of the spontaneity/flexibility we have when we are paying out of pocket - great if it doesn't make any difference with walk- ins. Good to know, thank- you laugh

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Miss Mikki wrote:
Thank you Mr Hub, we would like to do the dining plan in the future, but I thought it might take away some of the spontaneity/flexibility we have when we are paying out of pocket - great if it doesn't make any difference with walk- ins. Good to know, thank- you laugh

Parties of 2 can usually, not always, but usually can get in to a restaurant, especially if you check in early , like restaurant opening, but its not guaranteed. That is what ADR's are for, the guarantee that you will get in. We pay out of pocket using the Tables in Wonderland, but still make ADR's for most meals.

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Ocarina, first I am late to the party so welcome to our group and secondly if you muchlove seafood please consider The Flying Fish on the Boardwalk, I am sure that if you try it you will love it, many of our people have been (including the wife & I) and recommend it highly.

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JoAnn C: Good idea! Where in Epcot are those held? Is it outdoors?

The concerts are held at the American Garden Theater at the American Pavillion. Yes, it's outdoors.

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Vettelover wrote:
Ocarina, first I am late to the party so welcome to our group and secondly if you muchlove seafood please consider The Flying Fish on the Boardwalk, I am sure that if you try it you will love it, many of our people have been (including the wife & I) and recommend it highly.

OH YEAH - Flying Fish!!! I forgot about them. Yes, go there for seafood!!! clapping

Nice catch, 'Vettelover!! awesome

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Ollie wrote:
Vettelover wrote:
Ocarina, first I am late to the party so welcome to our group and secondly if you muchlove seafood please consider The Flying Fish on the Boardwalk, I am sure that if you try it you will love it, many of our people have been (including the wife & I) and recommend it highly.

OH YEAH - Flying Fish!!! I forgot about them. Yes, go there for seafood!!! clapping

Nice catch, 'Vettelover!! awesome

I will highly agree with VL that the Flying Fish is an awesome restaurant, but it is not like what Fulton's used to be, and I don't think anything ever will be again.

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Oh dear - well Flying Fish it is! Good job I have you guys here muchlove

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Hi Ocarina, we were out at POFQ in May this year about the time you are going next! I had the same reservations as to whether my DH would enjoy Disney as much as me but I needn't have worried he loved it. We ended up becoming DVC owners! It did rain when we were out there but being from the UK it didn't seem that bad as the rain was warm! Even the night we walked from FQ to Riverside and it bucketed down we still found it fun! The only thing that didn't run the whole time we were there was the ferry to DTD but I think that was partly the weather and partly maintainance to the waterway. The concert at Epcot was fun and there are several shows a day. Never had a problem getting a seat. (Saw Mickey Dolenz from the Monkees yay ). Star Wars was fun but very busy, but seeing Donald dressed as a Storm Trooper was just the best thing! Would recommend buying the photo plus pass it was one of the best things we did. We ended up with over 200 photos. You can buy it in advance and you get ride photos, character photos, princesses and those taken by the Disney guys put onto it. Really is good value. Ate at Fultons and it was OK but that was obviously before the change.

Seasons Greetings to everyone mickey

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