Opinions about Restaurant Reviews

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  1. Wendy

    Wendy Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    As you have probably all seen by the menus that keep appearing, I am updating the menus on our main site. One thing that came to mind whilst I've been doing this, was that we could have threads or even a sub forum where we can give our opinions and reviews on the various restaurants at the Parks and Resorts at Disney World.

    Maybe we could work out a Q & A type thing where we rate the service, food, location, ambiance, a description, photos etc.

    What do you think, is this something you would like to see on the forums, would you find it helpful?

    What sort of things would you like to know if you were looking for reviews.

    Your opinions mean a lot to us, so please let us know :D
     
  2. uscwest

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    This is a great idea. Several of us already provide reviews as part of our trip reports but here we could do it by restaurant and you could see the reviews everyone wrote for a particular restaurant in one place.

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    great idea IMHO

    I see sites with reviews on all over but it's never really obvious where to find them. They never seem to be in an easy to find place on the site/forums
     
  4. Wendy

    Wendy Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    John your excellent reviews are what got me thinking it might be good idea.
     
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    I like that idea and it would give a real community feel where members contribute :wiggle:
     
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    Brilliant idea!! I think it would bring so much dimension to the menus!
     
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    I would like that a lot Wendy. I love my food and there is nothing I like better than reading about other peoples' experiences and listening to their opinions.

    Mags
     
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    Oooo love this idea - sort of like a trip advisor type thing but for food in WDW, that's my kind of place :)
     
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    Great idea! I'll happily help with some reviews when we go in August - could even get Ben doing video ones :D;)
     
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    Great ideas!
     
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    I like the idea. We will be there in May. No table service meals booked but we can certainly do reviews of counter service, snacks and the flower and garden festival offerings :)
     
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    Great idea WENDY
     
  13. Wendy

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    Glad you like the sound of it :D

    What type of theme would you like to see :unsure: we could just add another section to the forums and have a new thread for each restautant or kiosk or we could go for something completely different.

    I was thinking of an introduction about the restaurant, with a photo and a link to the menu/s, we could then write our reviews.

    Ideas on a postcard please :lol: :wink:
     
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    Yes, I find the Trip Advisor style very useful. Reviews connected to information about the restaurant (photo if possible, menu, location...). Scroll down to read the reviews type of thing.

    Ratings by stars
    Food Quality
    Service
    Atmosphere
    Value for price paid


    That sort of thing... I love the idea, can you tell? :D But then, I'm a trip advisor reviewer (there's a surprise :rolleyes: ) so that's what I'm most familiar with.
     
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    Hard to believe this hasn't happened yet! I think it's a great idea. I rely a lot on what experiences others have had when looking for new restaurants. You don't ever want to take a chance on a place you know nothing about, especially when you're paying so much at a place like Disney! I'd love to contribute. :)
     
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    I think it definitely needs sections like Tink noted, that way if people don't want to they don't have to write reams. We could have different sections for each type of restaurant...eg amount of time spent with characters in a character restaurant. Would be interested to see which restaurants come out tops!
     
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    Oh, Brit! That's a great addition to a template. :yes: Is it a character meal, and how long was the interaction. :yes:

    I think if we had a general format of "domains" to address in each review, the reviews could be somewhat standardized, and include important data in each review.
     
  18. Wendy

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    Thank you for the suggestions :D keep em coming :lol: the more the merrier :D

    Would you like just Counter Service and Table Service Restaurants or the kiosks and carts as well?
     
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    The kiosks could be quite handy as some people might just want somewhere for a quick snack.
    Possibly not a huge priority :D

    :wiggle:
     
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    maybe start off with the counter and table then carts could potentially be added later?
     

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