Well you all know I can’t manage day by day and moment by moment trip reports, so I’m just doing highlights. I have some pictures (not food) but they will have to wait a few days till my DD can post them.
Boma dinner. We had a ressie for 5 pm. Check in and was buzzed about 15 min later. Had a very nice server. Boma was already busy at that time. There was a line of maybe 20 people waiting to get the meats and then it sort of spread out for the rest of the pods. You couldn’t really just walk and get this and that. It was get this, wait, get that, wait, so on and so forth. My DH really liked the foods. I thought it was OK. I didn’t go away hungry, just not “I really love this place” feeling. Of course that’s what I thought last time too. I’m just not a very boma type person. Would go again for my DH’s sake. And for the tiny 2 bite cheese cakes…forget zebra domes, I want those cheese cakes.
Boma breakfast. I ate mostly normal foods. Tons of bacon, eggs, ham omlet, things like that. I really enjoyed it. We tried the jungle juice, didn’t care for it. It was ok, not just yummy yummy. Our server was very, very nice. After the meal, he thanked us for coming and shook our hands. Nice touch.
Boma breakfast day 2. Yes we ate there twice. Same as yesterday. DH ate the more exotic stuff, I ate the normal stuff. Amin (our server from yesterday) stopped by our table, noted we were back again, asked us if we wanted jungle juice, stopped by again to check on us and I asked him if he could get us more coffee. Oh by the way, he wasn’t our server. Another person (Brenda I think) was our server. She did a really weird thing that really annoyed us. First of all she brought us a small pot of coffee, maybe 2 1/2 cups in it. Way not enough. Wouldn’t have thought too much of it, but I saw other 2 people tables with larger pots. Then as I had a full plate of food with a bowl of fruit nearby, she drops off the check. Umm does it look like we are ready to leave. My DH and I just stared at each other and set it aside. I spoke to a manager cause it just left a bad taste, like she was saying “move it along”. The manager seems to understand, but she said it might be because they have a lot of walkouts. Excuse me, I was was intended to skip out paying a bill, would leaving the check on the table change my mind? So anyway, we just kept eating. Afterward, I looked for Amin to thank him for checking on us, it was then I realized his area was waayyy on the other side of the room. I thanked him and gave him a small tip, he tried to decline it but I told him “good workers deserve something extra”.
Crystal Palace dinner…Ate lots of stuff. Didn’t eat any chicken because I knew we were going to have yummy yummy chicken at WCC. Dumb move, more on that later. They didn’t have the flavored butter anymore, just little wrapped pats. So sad, we really liked that butter. I did have strawberry cheese cake. The brownie cake thing was sort of dry, but the pulled pork, potatoes, salad stuff, prime rib, kids stuff,and other things were very good. I was soooooo stuff, I was in pain. I was still stuffed 8 hrs later.
Trails end dinner…First time here. We took the boat over, but once we got there we had no idea where to go. So we followed the crowd. We loved it. The chili was so good. My DH thought the meat, steak, what ever it was a bit chewy. But we thought it was a good deal for the money. We do plan to go again.
WCC dinner…Not great. We sat in the side room which was good for us. We really didn’t care about the “show” and the room was sooooo noisey. But again our server was lacking. We both ordered the skillet. We got the salad, was a bit too vinager tasting for me. The corn bread was good. Out comes the skillet, chicken (dry), ribs (ok), beans (ok, but same as before), corn (good), mashed potatoes (good), shrimp (DH ate them, so I guess they were ok). Umm doesn’t the skillet come with cole slaw? So I asked. Yes it does…wait about 5 min and our server brings out this little tiny cup of cole slaw. It was not big enough to share. So again, we are still eating the first skillet and our server drops off the dessert menu. Is someone trying to tell us something??? Some one come to bus the table and asked if we are done, we tell him we are waiting for more food. Ok, the server comes back and ask if we are ready for dessert, we tell her we wanted more food. So we got more chicken, corn, and ribs. My second piece of chicken was better but not great. My DH thought the ribs were like leather. Soooooo WCC had dropped way down the list.
Ohana dinner…loved it, loved it, loved it. We sat by a window along the back wall. Close enough to see the show but far enough not to be bumped by kids or parents moving back and forth thru the tables. So as we are seated, the “host” brings a loaf of sweet bread. Wish we had butter, but frosting would have worked too. It reminded me of some kind of christmas bread but it needed icing. So we are sitting for a few min. and then the salad shows up. We eat about 2/3 of the salad but didn’t want to fill up on bread and salad and then we waited and waited. Not a bad wait but last time within 5 min we had everything on the table. I told my DH maybe this is their ploy, let the guests sit and fill up on soda, bread and salad and then they won’t eat all that shrimp and steak. So then the chicken (good as ever), noodles (ok, tasted a little starchy), veggies (mostly broccoli and a few pea pods, DH ate them) and …ta da…the pot stickers…I loved them. I ate a whole plate myself. They were slightly crunchy, but not so they fell apart. I could have eaten a few more wings but didn’t want to get a whole plate just for 2 or three. I had the pork and steak. Both good. DH liked the turkey better than the pork and had steak and about 6 or 7 shrimp. He said the shrimp was peppery. And of course the bread pudding. I could have eaten more dessert, but then I remembered how I felt after CP. We really enjoyed the meal.
Mexico dinner…Checked in and waited maybe 10 min. Was seated at a 4 top, so we had plenty of room. We ordered nachos to share and we both wanted the combination meal. So we ate some of the chips and salas and it seemed like a long time for our food. Our server shows up with our entrees. We asked about the nachos. She forgot about them. She offered to get them now, but we declined. A few min later she brings a plate of nachos and says she wanted us to be able to taste them, but we weren’t being charged for them. We think maybe it wasn’t a full serving but DH tipped her a little extra because he was afraid maybe she would have to pay for it. We thought the steak was great, not sure what the other foods were but it was all good. Will do this again.
That’s it for TS.