We'd had a busy day at Islands of Adventure and much as I didn't want to pay City Walk prices, travelling to somewhere closer to our accommodation would have made it an extremely late dinner for the exhausted kids. So we picked Bubba Gump's just at the entrance (exit?) of City Walk by the moving walkways.
We must have hit at the right time as there was no wait for a table (about 5.30pm). When we came out there were lots queuing and parties being called as their tables became available. Great theming in this restaurant if you're a fan of the Forrest Gump film and one of the waitresses on our section even did an impromptu group trivia quiz on the film. Our prize for getting the questions right was free napkins and salt & pepper!
Anyway, food for us was the Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich for me, and the Dixie Fishwich for my wife. Kids had Fish & Chips (son & daughter 5 & 7) and oldest son (11) had the Popcorn Shrimp. The Kids meals come in a novelty 'Jenny' fishing boat folded from card, and include a pot of blue raspberry jelly for some reason! Side note: American kids must grow up thinking raspberries are blue.
The Chicken Sandwich was very tasty, with a layer of cheese and pepperoni under the nicely cooked meat. The french bread it was in was a bit too crusty for my liking, one of those breads that really cuts into the roof of your mouth. It could have been a bit hotter too, as I was eating cold fries by the end of the meal. Otherwise, very tasty and well cooked. Wife loved her Fishwich which was on much softer bread than mine. Kids really enjoyed their meals, and the fishing boats and blue jelly went down well. They also decided they'd like dessert too, so three 'build your own' sundaes were ordered. It's just vanilla ice cream served with three pots of toppings that the kids add themselves. Anything they have fun with goes down well.
Drinks were the usual soft & fizzy for me and the kids, with my wife sticking to her usual couple of glasses of Pinot.
The bill came in at $89 without tip, which I was pleasantly surprised at. Good food in a prime location was cheaper than I'd expected.
Life is like a box of chocolates... you never know what you're gonna get. ;)
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