Turning 26 At Flower & Garden's 25th-May 2018 PTR-Updated 1/20 ADRs & Questions

Discussion in 'Pre-Trip Reports and Plans' started by Raeven, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. Raeven

    Raeven Happiest Haunt

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    26th Bday Trip-16 weeks

    Okay so let's talk food and ADRs!

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    Right now I have:


    5/6-California Grill Brunch-11:35 am
    Skippers Canteen-7 pm

    5/7-
    Flower and Garden
    Yachtsman Steakhouse-8 pm

    5/8-Homecomin-11:30 or Dluxe

    Depends on plans

    5/9-The Plaza-11 am
    Citricos-6:30 pm

    5/10-Depends on plans
    Edison-9 pm

    5/11-Sanaa-12:25 pm
    Boma-9 pm

    5/12-Garden Grill-9:35 am
    Flower & Garden


    I'm trying not to repeat too many places, and I'm still undecided on a few of the days; but that's what I have for now!

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    Best gif ever! I love Salem!

    I hope you keep the Edison b/c I realllly need to see you review it!

    And I hope you have as good of an experience at Citrico's as we did. We literally talk about it at least once a day.
     
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  4. MeghanEmily

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    Yummmm.....

    I agree about you keeping the Edison! You are my guinea pig here!
     
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    Your ADRs look so good! I'm patiently waiting for them to release the menus for F&G so I can plan what I'm going to stuff my face with.
     
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    Me too! I have lots of Salem gifs :rotfl:

    I really want to go! The only thing that concerns me is all the Patina Group restaurants don't seem to have GF options. At least Edison looks like some of the items could possibly be made GF, but we'll have to see.

    I can't wait to go! Between you and @ariane37 I've heard so many good things.

    It's definitely one I want to check out. Like I mentioned to @xlsm I'm concerned with the lack of GF options in the new Patina Group restaurants, but the Edison looks most likely to have at least 2-3 choices that might work. Whereas the rest are mostly pizza and pasta so if they don't have a GF alternative there isn't really anything to choose from.

    I can't wait to see the F&G menus!
     
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    I'm also curious about this... hopefully they'll seta new precedent here...
     
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    Yum!

    I'm trying to decide if we go back to Homecomin' in two weeks (!)... again.

    I want to do California Grill brunch really bad too. I started planning a long weekend trip... and then realized it's the weekend my cousin gets married. Darn her, interfering with my Disney food!
     
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    I totally get that, but it's so hard because I love doing my favorites! I wish I could eat like 6 meals a day, then I wouldn't have that problem :laughing:

    Your list looks great! I'm especially anxious to read about a few of them, as they're new to me!
     
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    It's so good...I want to try other places but it's so good...I'm still undecided too.


    It's so inconvenient that it's only on Sundays! She should just get married at the California Grill so you can go :rotfl:

    Yes! If I had the room and money for 6 meals at Disney I would!

    I'm still deciding on it :rotfl: I think that post was so short because I hadn't figured out many of the adrs yet and when I made this post I sat down to think about it, and I ended up working on it for like 2 hours :laughing: I can't wait to review some new ones though!
     
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    Exactly! :rotfl:

    Not going to lie, I haven't cancelled anything yet. I love her to death, but I could definitely see her as deciding to skip the wedding and just go to the courthouse, especially as they just had a baby in October...
     
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    So last week when I went to write my post about our ADR's for May, it was actually the first time I really sat down and thought about them. It took me like 3 hours to write that post because I didn't really have any plans (despite already making the ADRs). Now that it's been another week, and I've been able to really get my plans in order I have some adjustments and questions for you all.

    So let's talk food again! :rotfl:


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    5/6-California Grill Brunch-11:35 am
    Skippers Canteen-7 pm
    Park: MK

    So we decided to only do the first 2 days in USO (even though we'll be at the hotel till Monday. Originally I was going to do 3 days and go to Volcano Bay, but we decided to leave that for Sep and go before HHN one night possibly). I asked Josh if he wanted to do a day at Volcano Bay or the Cali Grill brunch and he agreed the brunch was a way better idea for the price :laughing:

    5/7-The Plaza-11 am
    Citricos-6:35 pm
    Park: MK

    The Plaza actually has a new bread pudding, which totally seals the deal for me. Maybe this trip will be a quest for the best bread pudding? :scratchin I switched the park to MK because it has EMH that night, and the days I picked before were completely random anyway.

    5/8-F&G
    La Hacienda-6:45 pm
    Park: Epcot

    I was torn between Maya Grill or La Hacienda, but I just like the menu better for La Hacienda so that won out even though the Maya Grill is right in our hotel. Someday we'll get there! This night also has Epcot EMH.

    5/9-Dluxe Burger
    Yachtsman-7 pm
    Park:?

    This day I'm unsure if we should go to HS or Epcot or do a no parks day. :laughing: I can move Yachtsman later since I don't think we'll be trying to catch any night shows. It feels weird to go to Disney and skip HS, but at the same time I don't really have anything I want to do there, and I've heard a rumor TSMM might be closed. If TSMM is open I'm not sure if it's worth it to go for that. We always have fun in HS, but with Josh having a ticket instead of an AP I'm not sure it's "worth it" to go somewhere for one ride. I've heard rumors about an AP preview for Toy Story Land (which I'd go to if that was during our week) but I don't know if that's true and Josh wouldn't be able to join me because he won't have an AP.

    5/10-House of Blues-11:30 or 1 pm?
    Boma-8 pm
    Park:?

    This is where I have another question. This day is totally open, but we've had waterpark tickets forever. We've never used them, because we aren't waterpark people, but I feel like we should at least go and use them eventually, and May is the only time we go where it will definitely be waterpark weather and we'll have the time. So should we go for a few hours or wait for another trip? We do want to see Infinity War and do The Void if it's still open so we will have things to do if we go to DS.

    I also can't reserve House of Blues yet because online it says you can only book a few weeks out? I've never considered going here before but I read they have some GF stuff (that was my worry about HOB), and a great bread pudding so I'm definitely on board, I just don't want to miss out on the ADRs.

    5/11-Tusker House-10:30 am
    Edison-9 pm
    Park: AK

    I decided I wanted to check out the TH "brunch", it has some overlap with Boma but I still feel like it's different enough. Maybe I'll be able to compare the two afterwards. We don't plan to stay at AK late so I moved the Edison here since I figured Friday night the entertainment would be out. We'll also snack at the Nomad Lounge in between, and since there's such a gap between meals we'll definitely be hungry enough to go this time! :thumbsup2

    5/12-Garden Grill-9:35 am
    Sanaa-2:55 pm
    Park: Epcot

    I'm not sure if this is cutting it too close together, but this was the last "lunch" time ADR at Sanaa, and our flight is around 8 pm, so we probably have to get going around 5 pm if we're using ME so I didn't want to make any ADR's after 3 pm. I was going to make this a second F&G day, but there's usually limited choices for Josh so I don't think we could do 2 meals worth of food for him, plus we can share food at Sanaa if we're not super hungry.

    So that's what I have for now! I want to try mostly new places or new meals at places we've already been/new menu items, and I think there's a good mix. At USO I want to do Margaritaville, Vivo, Strongwater Tavern, and I'm thinking of trying a place on International Drive too.

    Since I didn't type much last week I'm going to include a life update here!


    It's been so cold :cold:, and it's finally easing up a little so I'm hoping soon maybe I'll have some events or meals to describe in this PTR to keep things a little more lively when I don't have planning updates :rotfl:. It's just been way too cold to leave the house, and all I've been doing on the weekends is watching vlogs, and episodes of The OC and Bring It. (My new years resolution is to finally finish The OC after all these years, and I'm almost there :laughing:).

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    I also did my taxes early, and I already know what I'm spending the return on :laughing: (Although some of it isn't too fun). I need new tires and HHN tickets should be on sale soon, anything that's left will probably be for new sneakers and paying towards our hotel in May, but it always feels nice to be able to buy something outright (like the tickets that can be kind of pricey) instead of worrying about it later. (As an aside I can't actually believe we're only one month into the year and already I'm buying things for September, but I'm already so ready for it to be HHN time). :rotfl:

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