I've now been to Disney World four (4) separate times. The last time I went, I HONESTLY spent one month and a small fortune. Twenty thousand dollars and counting. Yes, you read that right. $20,000.00. Let's just say that for the life of me, "money burns a hole in my pocket". I am *that* ridiculous of a spender. This is NOT the blog where I tell you how I paid off $52,000 in three months or the frugal ways in which I save a buck. No sireebob. I am a spender and I am STILL paying for it. Not to mention that I have *added* to my Disney trips with my next upcoming adventure happening in March 2016. This post is a recount of Disney Trip #2, Spring Break 2015 with my kiddos in tow. We judged and ranked e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. Feel free to ask any questions in the comment section and I'll be happy to write you back.
From twelve (12) to one (1), I give you the Worst to Best experiences as journaled and photographed by me and my kiddos during our Spring Break Trip 2015.
11th place: San Angel Inn
San Angel Inn comes in at 48% average total overall. Son gave it a 48%, Daughter gave it a 43% and I generously gave it a 55%. San Angel Inn is located in the Mexican Pavilion at EPCOT. Here are some key reasons why we scored San Angel Inn as low as we did.
1. It's so dimly lit within that you actually grow tired. Instead of revving up the engines and powering up for more adventures outside in the blazing sun, we left the restaurant tired and in need of "una siesta". Then we were ray-blasted and pelted with "rapid pupil contrictivitis". OK, so I made up the word constrictivitis. Whatever. What I'm saying here is, MY EYEBALLS! EVERYTHING HAS TURNED WHITE!
2. The food really didn't beat out any good Mexican restaurant where I live in the Midwest. What I'm saying is: I live in the MIDWEST. We are not known for Mexican food! However, due to the influx of many Mexicans as well as their food and culture, even in the Midwest I can get tortilla chips and salsa which seems to be standard fare and was the first thing on the table at San Angel Inn. As for my children, the food was so uneventful that they didn't even remember what they had to eat later in the day. You might think that they have poor memories. They don't! I, very much, do. Therefore, I take many pictures.
3. The waitress/waiter forgot about us. They left us sitting for twenty minutes unattended, wanting to pay the bill. The good news is that it wasn't busy at the restaurant. The bad news is that it wasn't busy at the restaurant, so why did they leave us to sit for so long? Maybe they were switching shifts. Maybe we weren't important. I don't know. I shouldn't have to think up excuses.
4. The food didn't have any *love* or *zing* or *wow* about it. It was just decent Mexican food. That's it. Average, decent Mexican food. Calling Fiesta Cancun or San José Taquería right now, I would likely get equivalent fare. However, let me repeat that I'm in the Midwest and not Disney's Mexican Pavilion at EPCOT on a Deluxe Dining Program.
5. My kids liked the hats. Quiere decir,"los sombreros". Cuz, they cool, that's what.
6. San Angel is a one credit restaurant. So, as I've lived and learned and grown in my Disney experiences, I have found that to break even on the Deluxe Dining plan paying an adult price, one must account for at LEAST $37 dollars worth of food stuffs to break even at a one credit restaurant. We were $2.73 off that mark. So, our score for San Angel Inn was average, like its food, as a result.
7. I kinda HATE not having dessert options. I am a Disney Guest who adds special requests in advance that I have a dairy allergy and gluten, egg and soy intolerances. I got a $2.50 fruit cup that tasted like it had come out of a can. Maybe it did, maybe it didn't. Either way, for these Deluxe Dining plans and with advance notice, you'd think I could get something better than a fruit cup. My kids always get the great desserts! Lucky for them, at the least!