Hi all! We’re going on a Daddy and Mommy alone trip in April for 4 nights to enjoy the booths at the Flower and Garden Festival. I made some ADRs at the 180 day point, but now we’re reading more reviews and starting to rethink them. We have hoppers. I’m trying to make ADRs only at places we haven’t tried yet. I could use your help…
Day 1, Monday: Arriving at the Dolphin probably around 3:30pm. I made an OpenTable reservation for BlueZoo for 7:30pm (so I can cancel within 24 hours if necessary). We’re still on the fence about it. We haven’t eaten there yet, we love seafood, but I haven’t read many reviews and I’m wondering if I should swap for something else? We love unusual and different food. We avoid Italian restaurants in WDW only because we have so many good ones in Philly.
Day 2, Tuesday: Lunch at Morimoto Asia and really looking forward to it. We love sushi, and we haven’t been able to get into Morimoto in Philly yet (darn kids getting in the way). Then for dinner we have a problem. I still haven’t eaten at BOG at all. It just never worked out. I currently have a 7:10pm ADR for BOG, but… now that I’m reading about the Skipper Canteen, I think that sounds like more fun. I like French food, my DH could leave it happily, but he’ll eat it. Neither of us are superfans of Beauty and the Beast, though I like the movie. But the menu and atmosphere at Skipper Canteen is appealing to both of us. But they’re not taking reservations!! What do I do?
Day 3, Wednesday: I had an 8:00am breakfast ADR at the Garden Grill so we could get in before opening at Epcot. But Soarin will probably still be closed, we don’t do Mission Space, and I’m sure I’ll get a FP+ for TestTrack. We decided that a little extra time to sleep trumped getting in before rope drop. I changed it to 9:05am, because we still want to try Garden Grill since we haven’t been in there yet. Is it good, worth the $$?
For lunch and dinner, we’re planning on noshing our way around the World Showcase. For those who have done the food booths at the Flower and Garden Festival, will we find enough variety for 2 meals that day? Or should I make a dinner ADR? If so, Hacienda or Spice Road Table? We enjoy both cuisines, but haven’t tried either one yet.
Day 4, Thur: I have no ADR for lunch, we’ll find something to eat wherever we end up that day. For dinner I had a reservation at Paradiso 37, since we like all kinds of Latin food, but when I looked at the menu, it seemed kind of boring. Enchiladas, burgers, flank steak, burritos. We can get that stuff at home. So I canceled that and made a 4:30pm ADR for the Boathouse. We’re hoping to get into Jock Lindsey’s later that evening for drinks.
Day 5, Fri: Flight home in the morning.
What do you think?