Sunday, January 20, 2013

Week 3 – We’ll Be Your Guest!

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Jan 20

Total miles = 991

Hey…A Week is 7 Days, Remember?
(Picture Impaired this week - At this point we’ve just sorted out the camera was stolen and how it happened, so pictures are added from later trips.)

“Ah-ha! It’s been 8 days since you’ve been to Disney….so much for every week!”  Yeah, I hear you, but I didn’t say every 7 days or that I’d go the same day of the week.  For the purposes of our exercise and my sanity, a week is going to start on Monday and end on Sunday.  If I go on a Monday one week and a Saturday the next, I’m going to have enough time to take a vacation somewhere else a span of 12 days in between trips.  OK, there’s the disclaimer.  My week is Mon-Sun not Sun-Sat. Anyway, a sundae comes at the end of the meal.  It’s not an appetizer. The ice cream defense rests.



Selected items for our party: Croque Monsieur,  Grilled Steak Sandwich, & French onion soup


 Be Our Guest restaurant and standing in line to gain entrance to a counter service. (Worth it!) The popularity concerns me.  How long before Disney cashes in on it and goes to full service all day?
My bottom line:  BEST counter service at the parks due to good food and themed beyond anyplace other than the castle. BUT hard surfaces and large rooms = noisy.  We’ll go back and experience eating in other rooms.

In the ballroom sit near but not next to the windows to get the best view of the snowfall. Also, sitting toward an edge should be quieter than the middle. Walk through the different rooms and pick the one you would like to experience.  We felt like we should make a hasty decision, but we could’ve taken more time.  

Don’t forget to make dinner reservations ASAP.  You can reserve online up to 180 days in advance.  However, if you don’t have a meal plan, I’d rather spend money on a character meal than on dinner here.  Then I’d do counter service lunch at BOG.  If dinner is in the budget, ask for the gray stuff; it’s delicious! (if you like an oreo mousse)

We ate from the lunch menu the French onion soup, Croque Monsieur sandwich (Carved Ham,Gruyere Cheese & Bechamel), 2 Grilled Steak Sandwiches, a chocolate milk, and waters. We all liked my Croque Monsieur, but I was glad I passed on the steak sandwich.  They both loved it, although I thought it dry and in need of steak sauce, which may be available for the asking.

Main St. Bakery Refurb into a Starbucks is underway, sad but true.  All Main St. Bakery fans may now join in a moment of silence for this solemn event. Coffee drinkers may lift their cups of java in salute. However, that the cinnamon rolls are going away would seem to be just gossip.  Read here about the beloved cinnamon roll and Disney’s response assuring its fans that favorite bakery treats will still be on the menu. Disaster averted! The earth will NOT, I repeat, NOT be spinning off its axis wildly into space.  Whew!  Close call!


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