Today, while browsing some Disney sites just like every morning... I had a lightbulb go off above my head. I thought of something that I want to research and write about while down at Disney World.
On a trip to WDW last October, I snuck a peak at the ordering screen at Pecos Bills in Magic Kingdom and I noticed some options for vegetarians that aren't listed on the menu. I noticed a veggie wrap and a veggie taco salad. These things aren't even talked about on the vegetarian thread on the DIS. It made me wonder what OTHER things are available for vegetarians and vegans at other counter service restaurants.
I'd like to make it a point to visit as many counter service restaurants as I can and ask around to see what I can find out that might be new and exciting for those of us with dietary restrictions. I used to walk by counter service restaurants, peak my head in, and if I didn't see anything on the main menu that appealed to me, I'd just keep walking. Now I know better. Every counter service restaurant has something vegetarian and even vegan available but you just have to ask about it sometimes. Some places are more accomodating than others and that just depends on what ingredients they have on hand.
I figure I'll buy a small journal that I can carry with me in my bag for all of my little research topics. If I have sections set up and a pen ready then I'm more likely to take the time to write when I get a chance. I never stop anywhere or waste time by writing. I just make notes in a slow queue or during a meal. Any down time that I may have.
To update you on the dining plan ordeal... still nothing yet. But, I haven't called since Tuesday. I'm planning to call tomorrow since that will be one week since they inititally told us to call back. My biggest fear at this point is getting the "blackout" excuse again. I have hope that we can get this like we were promised but I just have to be persistant.
Matt and I have to send for our "Disney Dollars" from our Disney Visa here within the next couple of weeks. So far we have 27 Disney Dollars to spend. That will buy us some trading pins or a handful of items at the Food and Wine Festival booths. Yay for extra money!