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    So you've gotten up at 4:30am to make the drive to WDW. You arrive about lunchtime and want a nice lunch for one person (without park tickets) while you wait for the rest of your crew to arrive. Where do you choose?
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    When we get to Disneyworld we always go to Earl of Sandwich for lunch but one time we did Wolfgang Puck Express and it was good too. Both are in Disney Springs.
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    It depends on where I'm staying. If the resort has a nice table or counter service restaurant, I might just do that. If not, maybe one of the newer restaurants at Disney Springs - Homecoming by Art Smith, or The Boathouse come to mind.
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    Earl of Sandwich is a great place to go. Nothing fancy but they have amazing food!
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    I would treat myself to tea at the Grand Floridian. I would enjoy the calmness, the air-conditioning and the scrumptious food. Then, I'd take a ride on the monorail.

    If that didn't fit, I'd head to The Wave at the Contemporary. Good good, great service and a relaxing start after the long drive.
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    Grand Floridian Cafe!

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    My top three options - Kona, the Wave, or Grand Floridian Cafe. We have done all of these on arrival day and enjoyed them another decent one but more out of the way was Olivia's. There's always DTD (oops DS) but again it can be a chore to get to and get around.

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    It depends on where I'm staying and the time I have to wait. I would probably opt for the resort quick service option, ending with a cupcake, but I loved the GF tea idea mentioned by Heather. What a treat!
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    My fav lunch is the chicken cesar at the mara in AKL. Followed by zebra domes and a walk around the resort to view the animals and see the artifacts. Heaven

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    I was in almost the same situation a couple of years ago. I went with Sanaa as I had always wanted to try it but rest of my family I travel with were absolutely refused to go there. Had an amazing lunch and for the next trip demanded that we all go there. Surprise, surprise - they all loved it and are all more than will to go back again.
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    No park day, waiting on your crew ..... if I were staying at the FQ, I'd eat a shrimp Po-boy, then hit the pool side for a bit of a nap. I'd be too tired for the trip to Disney Springs, but if you have the energy I'd try the new Pizza place. I cannot remember the name of it, but my DD says it's incredible. Basically, I'd wait for my crew to eat a super nice place and reserve my alone time on something less spectacular ...
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    Janet, you are into food like me, so I am going to suggest Morimoto Asia. I have loved everything I have had there! As this is for lunch, We usually order duck or regular pork ramen. The Peking duck is delicious, but is a pretty large and rich (as in filling) meal for 1. When we ordered the duck, my sister and I split it.

    I do like the tea idea, but I usually enjoy that more with a group (or at least having my sister with me).
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    Pizza at Wolfgang Puck Express in Disney Springs would be my choice!
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    Probably Raglan Road, so that I could have a beer with my lunch (Disney transportation, you know--I wouldn't be driving).
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    Kona Cafe or Wolfgang Puck express in DTD

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    I would go to Disney Springs and try one of the new places there and then get one of those fancy desserts at Amorettes Patisserie. They look amazing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrerGnat View Post
    I would go to Disney Springs and try one of the new places there and then get one of those fancy desserts at Amorettes Patisserie. They look amazing!
    The desserts ARE amazing! I went there 2 weeks ago with my 18 YO daughter, an aspiring pastry chef. We tried 3 of the desserts (it was hard to narrow it to 3!) They were delicious. The Daily Poutine was a great meal, too!
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    You guys have so many good ideas I think I need to go down an entire extra day earlier than planned
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    Heck yeah, go two days early !! hahaa..... I like the idea of Morimoto's too !! That place is awesome !!
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    Personally I prefer the spaghetti and meatballs at the ASMusic Food Court It's the meal I order every time I arrive off the plane for lunch.
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