In the flavor of my other post, here are ten quick thoughts on my dining experience from my last trip.
[li]For a 9 day trip I had 4 ADRs. I really enjoyed the freedom not to be tied to a particular place. Its probably the first time in 6 or 7 trips I have not overplanned. That being said, If I had a dining plan I’d probably schedule each day.
[/li][li]Even though the Dining plan is not the value it once was, it does spare the sticker shock of paying each time. 27.99 for lunch at Biergarten for lunch was really tough to swallow.
[/li][li]My favorite ADR? an 8-8:15 at Rose and Crown for a patio view of Illuminations. Thats worth the price of the dinner.
[/li][li]Seasons continues to be my favorite counter service. It manages to take a huge facility and put it in an interesting place. I like the land pavilion very much. Now can’t we do something with Wonders of Life?
[/li][li]A great deal is the Pizza at crockets tavern in Fort Wilderness. The Pizza is OK, but I fed three hungys guys with leftovers for like $16. Too bad there are only 3 tables.
[/li][li]Which leads to this point. Trails End is TERRIBLE. This used to be my favorite buffet. Prices are up and thay have hijacked most of the tavern for seating. Lots more tables with no additional serving area means long waits. I felt so sad watching my 8 yo stand in line for 12 minutes to get to the main food area. I won’t go here again unless there is a dramatic change.
[/li][li]Want a nicely themed counter service with seating even in heavy crouds? Columbia Harbor house has lots of interesting decor and upstairs seating is often overlooked.
[/li][li]Thank goodness Hollywood studios has overpriced beer. I sat in the shade with my brew while the kids toiled in honey I shrunk the kids playset. Whew.
[/li][li]Id really like to try the yak and yeti counter service, but there are like 12 tables in the direct sun. No thanks for now.
[/li][li]I love the little apples with caramel snack available at the resorts. I havent gotten an unfresh apple yet.