The Walt Disney World Resort Thread: Fuck you Chapek

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  1. CoastalOrange

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    And he's surrounded himself with like-minded people, such as Josh D'Amaro, who is over the resorts and parks.
     
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  2. CF3234

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    if you are looking post covid outbreak, it's been impossible.
     
  3. CF3234

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    I hate Chapek so MUCH
     
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    My kids were team boats as well. And it was a mid 50's day with rain.
     
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  5. afb

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    Most CMs have said positive things about D’Amaro
     
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    I wanted to shout out The Boathouse at Disney Springs. Food, service was fantastic. Wolfgang Pucks on the other hand... not so much
     
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    On our trip we had dinner at Toledo inside the Grand Destino and goodness was that a great looking hotel inside. The views from the balcony at Toledo also amazing.
     
  8. afb

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    boathouse and homecoming are both top tier for the entire resort
     
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    I love homecoming. I had lunch at boathouse once and it was solid. But I need to go back for the full experience.
     
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    Wish I had known about homecoming. It would've been a stop for me.
     
  11. zeberdee

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    my wife told me I can pick the restaurant the night we're there that's my birthday. I think we have the kids pretty much covered with every other event so I can be a little selfish here - any suggestions?

    we have park hopper so it can be anywhere.
     
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    looking up, we're already doing the Boathouse one night.
     
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    California grill
     
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    By far the best meal and food experience we had at Disney. It’s legit.
     
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    what food do you want

    if you're a steak person, there is a Shula's at swan/dolphin or Yachtsman at beach club

    if you want a place with nice variety CaliGrill

    if you want something different Sanaa
     
  16. Sub-Zero

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    The seafood place at swan hotel is one of my favorites. BlueZoo
     
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    true, im just not a big seafood person so I never think of it
     
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    Also consider LeCellier if you're a steak person.
     
  19. Dr. Mantis Toboggan

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    Been to Cali Grill for two different anniversaries. It was awesome both times.
     
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    this is the front runner of all the recs I’ve gotten.
     
  21. Dr. Mantis Toboggan

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    Been twice there as well. Liked it a lot both times.
     
  22. CF3234

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    Le cellier is the best meal on property. But the atmosphere doesn’t do it for me. Also. I’m still mourning the loss of that lunch burger.
     
  23. zeberdee

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    booked all of our reservations this morning. had to move some stuff around, but pretty much got everything we wanted.

    I think we put too much on our schedule (6 breakfast/lunch, 5 dinners in a 7 day trip) but I figure we can cancel things based on how everything is going once we're there.
     
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    That’s what we did. So hard to know ahead of time. We ended up canceling our last two breakfast reservations because we valued that time in the morning more for sleep and park prep without the craziness of making it in time for the reservations. Missed out on Chef Mickeys because of it.
     
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    hopefully we have good spots picked

    Be Our Guest (lunch)

    Hollywood & Vine (breakfast) - I'm already lobbying to get this cancelled
    Oga's Cantina (lunch/drinks)
    Teppan Edo (dinner)

    Tutto Italia (dinner)

    Tusker House (breakfast)
    The Boathouse (dinner)

    Topolino's (breakfast)
    Space 220 (dinner)

    Royal Table (breakfast)

    Chef Mickey's (breakfast)
    Ohana (dinner)
     
  26. OpieT

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    Taking the kids (20 and 11) on a trip to California in June. 4.5 days will be in the LA area. Does 2 days of Disneyland in June give you enough time to see and do enough or should we do 3 days in the 2 parks?

    1.5 days LA stuff/3 days Disneyland
    or
    2.5 days LA stuff/2 days Disneyland

    Opinions?
     
  27. MrOutlaw

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    that’s a well done list.
     
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  28. Dr. Mantis Toboggan

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    Went to Epcot on Friday to try the art festival booths and it was crazy packed with a 5-6 hour line for the god damn Figment popcorn buckets. Every booth was packed. This is what I get for getting rid of Instagram and not seeing this stuff on my stories.
     
  29. CoastalOrange

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    Those things are already out on eBay for like $180. People are the worst.
     
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    hopefully we have good spots picked

    Be Our Guest (lunch)-Excellent Choice

    Hollywood & Vine (breakfast) - I'm already lobbying to get this cancelled-Meh
    Oga's Cantina (lunch/drinks)-Excellent Choice, but they don't really serve lunch. It's more snack food like chips. I'd reccomend doing some quick service about an hour or so before you head to Oga's.
    Teppan Edo (dinner)-never actually eaten here, but I'm sure its fine.

    Tutto Italia (dinner)-Change this to Via Napoli.

    Tusker House (breakfast)-Excellent choice- just make sure the characters are actually going to be there. If not, cancel it. It's just another overpriced buffet with no characters.
    The Boathouse (dinner)-Heard amazing things.

    Topolino's (breakfast)-I've hear the dinner is amazing, nothing about the breakfast (I'd probably cancel this one because it's pretty far out of your way to go for a non-character breakfast)
    Space 220 (dinner)-I've heard the food is solid but the drinks are more what's fun/great.

    -If you could swap this, it's probably best. Space for lunch, Topolino for dinner.

    Royal Table (breakfast)-Must do if you have girls

    Chef Mickey's (breakfast)-The traditional character breakfast.
    Ohana (dinner)- Probably your best pull, hopefully your seeting time is about 20-30 min BEFORE fireworks are supposed to start so even if you get delayed, you still get to see the fireworks (It's absolutely worth throwing a $10 at the hostess to try and get a table near the window.

    My only critque would be that you have two buffet style meals on your last day. That's gonna be a lot of fucking food to finish off your trip.

    zeberdee
     
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  31. zeberdee

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    Topolino's for breakfast has characters, that's why we chose to do it then. I was told the breakfast is very good as well.
     
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    The only thing I will say is that you still have quite a bit of character breakfast's in there. Just a friendly reminder that the food is largely the same at each one of these things with a couple signature dishes at each one.

    Ex-Same Eggs, Bacon, Waffles, Fruit, Sausage, etc. Just a thing to keep in mind.
     
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  33. zeberdee

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    the thought here is that my kids are young - turning 5, 3 & 2 so they're going to be more excited to see the characters than be able to enjoy the rides.
     
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    oh for sure. I know exactly what you are going for. Just pointing out some stuff you may not have thought of. Overall, you put together a damn good list. Exponentially better than most people who are new to this thread
     
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  35. zeberdee

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    to be fair, my wife did most of the work.
     
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  36. afb

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    Assuming you have a hibachi place where you live, I wouldn’t spend money on the Disney version
     
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  37. afb

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    Rule #1 of Epcot festivals is you never go the first day
     
  38. Dr. Mantis Toboggan

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    Usually I follow that. Just did it because was going to be blacked out the next few days. Wound up getting Wendy’s so I was content.
     
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  39. MrOutlaw

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    Best breakfast character experience for me is chip and dale’s harvest feast at garden grill. The cinnamon rolls are worth it alone. It’s usually not overly crowded- characters seemed to have more time with the kids at each table that way.
     
  40. CF3234

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    aren't all the character breakfasts still non-interactive? ex a barrier in between the character and the guests?
     
  41. MrOutlaw

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    Oh you may be correct. I haven’t been since COVID. I should’ve mentioned that this was my precovid experience. Without direct interaction, I’d think all character meals are a big waste of money. As mentioned, the food is mostly meh.
     
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  42. Bankz

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    We did a few character meals and the kids can't touch or hug the characters but kids can stand and take photos with the characters.

    At Chef Mickey's and Tusker House they characters danced to music.

    Be our guest was a waste of a lot of money.
     
  43. zeberdee

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    when we originally scheduled, I was really hoping we'd turn a corner and get covid restriction lifted before our trip, but it's not looking good. just going to have to make the best of it.
     
  44. CF3234

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    It's still gonna be a great trip
     
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    Be our guest for lunch is the way to experience it. It counts as a counter service if you do the meal plan (does that exist again yet?) and you still get to sit down and have your food delivered to you. You get to walk around and see the castle but it doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg for it like the dinner.
     
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    bingo. Also, the dinner just isn't that good. It's California Grille prices for Longhorn Steakhouse quality food. Not to be a steak snob, but I like my steak Pittsburgh medium rare which any decent steak house can accomodate. When I asked for it that way at Be Our Guest, the chef sent the server out to say that wasn't possible.

    No such issue at any of the other "fine dining" restaurants in Disney.
     
  47. CBH

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    So my girlfriend is graduating from law school and wants to do both Disneyland and Disney World over 12 days for our trip to celebrate. She normally plans everything pretty much for our trips but I want to help more this time so she doesn’t have to worry about it.

    I’m still a little confused on how the Genie + works though. I think that’s my biggest concern right now. Has anyone used it and able to explain it a little better?
     
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    Wife is pushing hard for us to do Poly. I was going to Carribbean Beach. Man, I have a hard time justifying $2,500 extra hair just to get on monorail.
     
  49. afb

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    Genie+ is fastpass except you pay for it and you don’t book ahead, you book once you enter the park.

    If you’ve ever done maxpass at Disneyland, it’s exactly that.
     
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  50. zeberdee

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    DVC points?