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Sanaa or Disney Springs?

Discussion in 'WDW Restaurants and Dining' started by sophie_the_pooh, May 14, 2017.

  1. Mickey5150

    Mickey5150 Well-Known Member

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    Since you are already going to Jikos, which is an incredible restaurant, and your DH and DS don't seem thrilled with Sanaa, then I would definitely go to Disney Springs. I haven't been to Wolfgang Pucks so I cannot answer for that but I have been to many other restaurants in the Springs and have loved them all. I would recommend Chef Art Smith's Homecomin'. Chef Smith is from Florida and the menu reflects the food he grew up with. Fried Chicken and donuts, yum.
     
  2. helenabear

    helenabear Well-Known Member

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    LOL

    Not to say that there aren't true 'signature dining' experiences at Disney, but they are rare, but like you we go out all levels and don't think twice about it. I think you'll be more than fine at Jiko. Sanaa is obviously far more casual but really not to be missed.
     
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  3. katie123

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    Sanaa is definitely a unique experience, and you can see the animals, especially if you go a little earlier whilst there is good light and manage to bag a table near the window.
    From your 'little mans' perspective, have you considered one of the themed restaurants at DS- T-Rex& Rainforest were favorites of both my boys when younger. Whichever you choose, you'll have fun, after all you are still in the most magical place on earth!
     
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  4. sophie_the_pooh

    sophie_the_pooh Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    We did try Rainforest Cafe once and T Rex twice with him, and he really enjoyed it. We were hoping for a break from T Rex, we had a bad experience last time (food was cold and not so good), but maybe going back to Rainforest cafe is a good idea. Thanks for the suggestion !
     
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  5. Swissmiss

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    Sanaa without hesitation! You'll appreciate having two evenings when getting back to your room is "quick and easy" instead of a long trek to either the car or the bus.
     
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  6. bethymouse

    bethymouse Well-Known Member

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    I just have to tell you about JIKO. My husband and I loved it! However, the waitress asked me, "Do you need help with your napkin, M'am?". I was so embarrassed ! I had not put my napkin in my lap. Also, when my husband went to the bathroom, the waiter adjusted the napkin ( had put it in its "proper" place). Just thought I'd share this funny and memorable moment with you.:eek::D
     
  7. bethymouse

    bethymouse Well-Known Member

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    My personal opinion would be go ahead and keep your reservation at Sanaa. I love the AKL experience, and I could've just stayed there my entire trip! I guess what I'm saying is, I'd rather eat at all of the AKL restaurants rather than take a bus to Disney Springs ( if it's not already in your plans).;)
     
  8. danyoung56

    danyoung56 Well-Known Member

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    What you had there was a bad waiter. It's one thing for them to know where the napkin goes and notice that someone didn't do it. It's quite another for them to embarrass you like that. Not cool at all!
     
  9. alissafalco

    alissafalco Well-Known Member

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    I would stick with Sanaa and enjoy the resort. The last time I stayed at AKL it took us 45 minutes to get to DS by bus, no joke! The bus stopped at every stop at Saratoga springs and the ride itself is so far from DS. You pay all that $$ to stay at the resort you should enjoy all it has to offer.
     
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  10. TwisterMomma

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    My 5 and 3 year old hands down declared Sanaa their favorite meal of the trip...given we went to Akershus and a lot of other fun places, I think this speaks volumes!

    BTW, if you are on the dining plan, they will let you swap your desserts (both adult desserts) for the full bread service. Well worth it for us!
     
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