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  1. zurgandfriend

    Trip Report The Perfect Trip

    With the world, both Disney and the real world, shutdown. I have had a lot of time to think and reminisce. I thought I would relive old memories and write a very delinquent trip report. My family, DW, DS and myself, have been to WDW many times. I believe our best trip ever was when son our was...
  2. zurgandfriend

    Trip Report Our Second Secret Trip

    My DW and I have just come back from our 2nd “don’t tell our DS we went to Disneyworld without him” trip. The boy is in college and what he doesn’t know won’t hurt him, but I digress. We stayed at the Dolphin and as our friends from England say It was “very nice indeed.” We enjoyed a clean...
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    Cosmic Ray Lament

    For years the chicken and ribs combo at Cosmic Rays was my DW’s guilty pleasure, she always said it was a quick and good meal without all the hoop-la of a sit-down restaurant. Every trip to WDW required a dinner there. The combo has, of course, gone the way of all flesh. Last evening as my DW...
  4. zurgandfriend

    Victoria and Albert's Surprise

    Each trip to WDW our family (DW, DS & me) each get to choose a special restaurant or event. The next trip will be just DW & myself. My DW already picked Monsieur Paul’s. She challenged me to come up with something other than my usual Shula’s/Yachtsman lobster bisque, sirloin steak and creamed...
  5. zurgandfriend

    We're staying at the Dolphin

    We are Staying at the Dolphin and I’m okay with it, that is unless you change my mind. We have been deluxe resort snobs for years. The Contemporary, Wilderness Lodge, Grand Floridian, Polynesian, Animal Kingdom Lodge and Yacht Club. We have stayed in them all. For years my DW and DS would only...
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    Monsieur Paul

    Over the years we have eaten at numerous WDW restaurants, everything from Casey’s Corner to Victoria and Albert’s. My DW and I are planning a just the two of us WDW get away. This will be our Christmas present to each other as well as let’s get away from a New England winter for a week. We...
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    Trip Report A Short Father & Son Visit to the World

    I had to go to Orlando for business. I always stay an extra day or two to get my WDW fix and my DW is fine with it. Our DS had just come home from college after finishing his junior year. He is as big a Disney fan as his dad and was not pleased that I was going to visit WDW without him. He...
  8. zurgandfriend

    Trip Report Just a quick blurb

    Just a quick trip blurb rather than a full-blown report. I do not think the step-by-step movements of two old farts like my DW and myself are very interesting. My DW and I slipped away to WDW for a 5-night, 6-day get away trip. We did not tell our DS we were going, he is in college and gets...
  9. zurgandfriend

    Nix the T-Rex now it is Tea Time

    Thank you for all of your input regarding the T-Rex restaurant. Upon further review, my DW has changed her mind and decided on late afternoon tea at the Grand Floridian. At first, it was tea in the Crescent Solarium of the Beach Club but as it is seasonal, we are doing it at GF. My DW had tea in...
  10. zurgandfriend

    Ok tell me about the T-Rex Place

    When we visit WDW my DW and I each pick a “smaller” meal one night, usually after a big breakfast. I usually pick Sunshine Seasons or the Plaza for a burger & shake. DW’s “go to” place was Cosmic Rays but since they reduced the menu, she has been experimenting. This year she wants to go the...
  11. zurgandfriend

    Tell me about the Yacht Club

    First, let me say that I love my DW! We are planning a Disney get away after our DS returns to college in the fall. We need some R&R after a summer with him home, but I digress. Anyway, we started out considering Port Orleans. Next, my DW suggested the Wilderness Lodge. Then she surprised me by...
  12. zurgandfriend

    Where’s the pie

    In perusing menus for our upcoming WDW vacation, a fact just hit me that caused me much hesitation. I cannot find a simple slice of pie for dessert. Apple, blueberry, cherry or peach there does not seem to be a pie within reach. They have cheesecakes and Crème Brule in many different ways. They...
  13. zurgandfriend

    Port Orleans - Your Thoughts

    First some background, DW and I are planning a little WDW get away just the two of us when DS goes back to college. We talked about this and set it as a goal during our year of hell. DW went through Chemo/radiation and then I had my knee replaced. We are both up and “running” now. “Knock...
  14. zurgandfriend

    Which steakhouse do you suggest and why?

    I am planning a trip in the fall for my DW who has been very sick but is now on the road to recovery. We have been to WDW many times and have eaten at many of the restaurants. I am planning her favorite places Victoria & Albert's, California Grill, BOG and Cosmic Rays (go figure). I would also...
  15. zurgandfriend

    Trip Report The well that trip was different

    I am not one for long trip reports and am most assuredly not a picture person so my trip report will be short. However this trip I got to look at WDW from a different perspective. In January of this year, during the worst winter on record in New England, and one week after I booked my most...
  16. zurgandfriend

    Got my ADRs

    Got my ADRs set, we have eaten at all of these location in the past and they run the gambit from very posh to not very fancy but I’m happy and wanted to share. Day 1: Lunch=Casey’s, Dinner =Plaza Restaurant Day 2: Breakfast= Grab and Go, Lunch=Columbia Harbor House, Dinner=Biergarten Day 3...
  17. zurgandfriend

    Double Whammy not letting it get me down

    First; I slipped the other day and tore the meniscus in my knee, so I will need surgery and physical therapy. I have a trip scheduled in late August so I have my work cut out for me. Second; here in the Boston area we are in the middle of a blizzard. We are in the jack pot zone and will about...
  18. zurgandfriend

    Where to Stay?

    To save for our WDW trip I moonlighted in retail, as I do every year, from November 1st until this past weekend. I now have the money necessary for our annual pilgrimage and I will book very shortly. This trip will be special as it’s a “milestone” wedding anniversary for my DW and me. Now here’s...
  19. zurgandfriend

    Pizza Best and Worst

    The Disneyfoodblog today rated the best pizza Via Napoli’s and the worst any counter service pizza. I agree with the best but the worst I ever had was from room service at the Wilderness Lodge. So what is your favorite and least favorite WDW pizza?
  20. zurgandfriend

    Ohana Bread Pudding

    I saw today on the Disney Food Blog that the Ohana bread pudding is now being served in the Tambu Lounge. Which means a trip, or two, there for me next visit. I don't know about you but the bread pudding is my favorite dessert at WDW.
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