Having written my last blog post, I asked G and M to name their favourite meal whilst we were at Disneyworld. It came as no surprise to me that neither could narrow it down to just one meal, so instead they each listed their top 3 (which were exactly the same) and I thought I’d share them with you.
Afternoon tea at Citricio’s Lounge – Grand Floridian
Our afternoon tea at the Grand Floridian was a surprise for my Mum, who is celebrating a special birthday in September and was one that the children and I had successfully kept from her for months. We arrived at the hotel via monorail from the Magic Kingdom and it was only when I suggested we got off there that my Mum had any idea of what was going on. The children both opted to have the “Mrs Potts Tea” and were treated to 3 tapioca rolls filled with turkey, ham and strawberry jam, followed by a small plate filled with a variety of allergy-friendly cookies and fresh fruit. M chose to have apple juice to drink, whilst G had water and both were served from their own individual tea-pots, which they loved and took the chance to pour more to drink at every opportunity. We were well looked after by Chris, the on-duty manager and David, our waiter and the children both rated this as their most favourite meal of all.
We didn’t order these for our first breakfast at Disney, but instead waited until the character breakfast we’d booked at Tusker House. Chef Renee confirmed that they were gluten-, dairy-, egg- and soya-free and only contained a small amount of potato starch. The kids were over-the-moon to be given the opportunity to eat such a treat and I don’t think I’ve ever seen M consume so much for his breakfast. They ate these marvellous Mickey waffles with lashings of maple syrup and strips of crispy bacon. Elsewhere they were also given fresh berries to enjoy alongside them. I know G liked them, despite her assertions the other day that perhaps they weren’t in her top 3: after all, repeated requests for seconds and 1 breakfast of 5 Mickey waffles would seem to disapprove her statement!
Hoop-dee-doo Musical Revue – Wilderness Lodge
This was my wildcard dinner reservation, but one I’m really glad I booked as both children had a brilliant time and loved every minute of the meal. This is a dinner show, where the audience is entertained by the antics and songs of the 6 performers both on stage and with some audience participation, whilst enjoying an all-you-can eat dinner of fried chicken, BBQ ribs, green salad, baked beans, mashed potato, corn and cornbread. M and G were treated to plates overflowing with food, including grilled chicken, ribs, corn, tapioca rolls and a baked potato for G. Instead of the strawberry shortcake offered for dessert, they were given coconut ice-cream, strawberries and allergy-friendly chocolate cookies. Not only was the food delicious, but they clapped and cheered along with the show and took the opportunity to play the washboard and dance around the dining room.