Day 9 – Hootenanny [Dine Around Disney 2014]

Disney Trip Report - Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue + Fultons Crab House Downtown Disney

Downtown Disney; Fulton’s Crab House (Signature Dining); Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue (Dinner Show)

Dine Around Disney 2014 Trip Report Index! (And here is the Pre-Trip Report!)
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August 22nd, 2014

After somewhat of a lie in today, we decided to take a boat trip to Downtown Disney from Old Key West, hang out for a while, have some lunch, do a bit of shopping and then just hang out until the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue dinner show at Fort Wilderness in the evening.

We got on the boat at the dock at Old Key West – it’s a really lovely ride, about 20 minutes maybe? There isn’t too much to say, so I’ll just say it with photographs!

Old Key West

Old Key West

Old Key West

Downtown Disney - Boat Ride

Another holiday went by and we still didn’t go on Characters in Flight! But here are some photos of this balloon instead! Perhaps we’ll actually get to go on it on our next trip.

Downtown Disney - Characters in Flight

Downtown Disney - Characters in Flight

Downtown Disney - Characters in Flight

We didn’t have an Advance Dining Reservation for Fultons Crab House, just decided once we were in Downtown Disney that this is where we wanted to try for lunch. As it was early lunchtime it was pretty much empty so we got a table straight away.

Our waiter, Mo, was from the UK, so we had a good old chat with him, and since it was quiet, he was able to spend this time talking with us. We ordered some drinks and took a look at the menu.

Fultons Crab House at Downtown Disney

Since we had paid to upgrade to the Deluxe Disney Dining Plan, we didn’t want to really have to purchase anything off plan, however, I was getting seriously bored of coke and iced tea, so I ordered a non-alcoholic cocktail, which, if I recall, the waiter was able to get on the plan for us – I just couldn’t have a refill as you would with fountain drinks.

According to the bill, my drink was called Sunset Punch. I wish I could tell you what was in it, but I really can’t remember, and, as I’ve mentioned before, my note taking for this trip was, erm, none! After studying the extensive menu, we made our selections, and this is what we had…

Fultons Crab House at Downtown Disney

When it comes to the Deluxe Disney Dining Plan at a table service restaurant you are entitled to one appetizer, one entrée, one dessert and one non-alcoholic beverage per person (usually refillable) Signature restaurants are 2 credits per person.

Appetizers…

Me + Him: Fulton’s Seafood Tower – Alaska king crab, shrimp cocktail, ahi tuna lettuce cups, lump crab, oysters on the half shell ($45)

The Boy: Lobster Corn Dogs – with salsa verde & sweet chili aioli ($14)

Now, as much as hubs and I enjoy seafood, neither of us wanted to try the oysters, so we asked that they be left off our sharing platter. We had extras of everything else instead! Our waiter was very helpful and demonstrated how to remove the meat from the crab legs.

All the seafood was delicious, fresh and tasty. We especially enjoyed the ahi tuna.

Liam loved the lobster corn dogs – which were juicy pieces of lobster in a corn batter and deep fried. He tried lobster for the first time on our very first visit to Orlando back in 2011, and Florida is the only place he’ll eat it!

Fultons Crab House - Appetizers

Fultons Crab House - Appetizers

Entrées…

Me: Maine Lobster Boil – 1¼ pound whole lobster, littleneck clams, mussels, Old Bay, corn on the cob, red potatoes ($52)

Him: Alaska King Crab – 1¼ pound served with red potatoes and corn on the cob ($60)

The Boy: Fulton’s Steakhouse Burger – half-pound choice grind, wood-grilled, pickle spear, brioche, 2 toppings (American, Cheddar, Provolone, Applewood bacon, sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions ($17)

Our main course seafood was every bit as delicious as our appetizers. Liam decided to have a burger – one course of fish was enough for him!

Mo (our waiter) kindly shelled the lobster for me (I really didn’t want fishy hands for the rest of the day!) but Steve was okay with removing the meat from the king crab legs on his own.

Fultons Crab House - Entrees

Fultons Crab House - Entrees

Fultons Crab House - Entrees

Desserts…

Me: Key Lime Pie ($9)

Him: New York Cheesecake ($9)

The Boy: Cookie Sundae ($11)

There is always room for dessert! And since the meal was quite light, we all had dessert at the table (instead of taking it away, like we have done on some occasions!) I pinched the cherry from Liam’s cookie sundae, which is why it’s in some of the photos and not in others.

We paid our bill and gave our waiter a generous tip, as he was really friendly and helpful. It’s not the sort of restaurant we would go to had we not been on the dining plan, as it is very expensive! The bottom line is, we would go back (on the dining plan!)

Fultons Crab House - Desserts

Fultons Crab House - Desserts

Fultons Crab House - Desserts

Fultons Crab House - Desserts

Fulton’s Crab House

Bill Total: $242.82 (6 Credits) {Tip: $50.00}

DxDDP Running Totals: Bill: $2522.46 | Credits: 70/126 | Tips: $393.83

…Continued in Part 2…