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Old 09-22-2012, 09:16 AM   #976
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I suspect already many changes to the dining schedule once we get there
Sounds like we might be in for some surprise "live" updates from you...which works for me!




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Ginamarie's live updates from yesterday, Le Cellier (lunch) & Tutto Italia (dinner)...those are are ADRs for Christmas!

That filet looks so yummy right about now

I sooo need to keep this thread going...at least until your trip in December!






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I so enjoy these live reports - it takes me right to Disney

Hmmm...I'm thinking a "live" update from you and Brenda during your DIS meet next month at Disneyland??? And you could throw in some food pics too, I guess!




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I am SO getting one of the Peanut Butter cupcakes from contempo! They sound SO good!

How late is contempo open? Will I be able to get one AFTER dinner at California Grill or should I stop in a different time?

It seems that Contempo Cafe is open until midnight, but not sure if the cupcakes last that long. That's maybe a question that DDW could answer???




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Hi Barb! Getting caught up... thanks for sharing some lovely food reviews from your live Disers. Love the "anxious baby hand"

BTW: Loved the photo in Tracy's review of your DDs texting in Rome! Classic!

Hey Brenda! Glad to see that you managed to survive your week in that awful place!

Oh, and please see my comment to Linda!
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MAY 2011 REVIEW - My 50th Birthday -and- NOV. 2010 REVIEW - Our 25th Anniversary


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Old 09-22-2012, 09:36 AM   #977
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Alice & Snow are at Magic Kingdom today and...



"What is a trip to the MK without a stop at Main Street bakery?"








Main Street Bakery Cinnamon Roll


Alice said, "Sorry, I had already cut it in half for sharing. It was warm and gooey and SWEET, and since we split it, an excellent use of a snack credit!"
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MAY 2012 REVIEW - DD's Graduation Celebration -and- NOV. 2011 REVIEW - Let them eat steak!

MAY 2011 REVIEW - My 50th Birthday -and- NOV. 2010 REVIEW - Our 25th Anniversary


DISNEY TRIPS: Aug. 2000 - BWV, CR, DTD Hilton (First Family Trip), Dec. 2000 -WLV,Dolphin, July 2001 - BC, AKL - CL, BWV, Poly, May 2002 - BWI, GF, AKL-CL, June 2002 - DLR's Grand Californian, March 2003 - Poly, BCV, March 2004 - POR, Dolphin, March 2006 - WL, Dolphin, Nov. 2006 - Poly, Nov. 2007 - YC, Poly, March 2008 - CR, YC, March 2010, Nov. 2010, May 2011 - BWI, Poly, Nov. 2011 - BWI, May 2012 - BWV, March 2013 - WL, Swan
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:19 AM   #978
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Alice & Snow's next stop was in Tomorrowland at...



Auntie Gravity's Galactic Goodies




Smoothies Menu





"Cold and very refreshing strawberry banana smoothies!!"


To quote Snow..."oh emm gee!"
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MAY 2012 REVIEW - DD's Graduation Celebration -and- NOV. 2011 REVIEW - Let them eat steak!

MAY 2011 REVIEW - My 50th Birthday -and- NOV. 2010 REVIEW - Our 25th Anniversary


DISNEY TRIPS: Aug. 2000 - BWV, CR, DTD Hilton (First Family Trip), Dec. 2000 -WLV,Dolphin, July 2001 - BC, AKL - CL, BWV, Poly, May 2002 - BWI, GF, AKL-CL, June 2002 - DLR's Grand Californian, March 2003 - Poly, BCV, March 2004 - POR, Dolphin, March 2006 - WL, Dolphin, Nov. 2006 - Poly, Nov. 2007 - YC, Poly, March 2008 - CR, YC, March 2010, Nov. 2010, May 2011 - BWI, Poly, Nov. 2011 - BWI, May 2012 - BWV, March 2013 - WL, Swan
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:04 PM   #979
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Hmmm...I'm thinking a "live" update from you and Brenda during your DIS meet next month at Disneyland??? And you could throw in some food pics too, I guess!


Hey Brenda! Glad to see that you managed to survive your week in that awful place!

Oh, and please see my comment to Linda!

I LOVE your idea! You know, I have experience with live/combined reviews! I'm up for this!
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:54 PM   #980
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[QUOTE=jabead;46233102]Emailing your photos would not be a problem for me. I want these "live" updates to be as fun and easy as possible for you reporters, as after all...you are the ones who are on vacation!

I'll send you a PM with my email address!

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Old 09-22-2012, 01:56 PM   #981
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It's snack time for Ginamarie & family back at their resort, Port Orleans French Quarter...





Beignets from Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory


Ginamarie said, "Love them! Hot, crispy and moist in the middle...perfection!"
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List of DISers with Upcoming Trips - and - Aug./Sept. Game - and - June/July Game

MAY 2012 REVIEW - DD's Graduation Celebration -and- NOV. 2011 REVIEW - Let them eat steak!

MAY 2011 REVIEW - My 50th Birthday -and- NOV. 2010 REVIEW - Our 25th Anniversary


DISNEY TRIPS: Aug. 2000 - BWV, CR, DTD Hilton (First Family Trip), Dec. 2000 -WLV,Dolphin, July 2001 - BC, AKL - CL, BWV, Poly, May 2002 - BWI, GF, AKL-CL, June 2002 - DLR's Grand Californian, March 2003 - Poly, BCV, March 2004 - POR, Dolphin, March 2006 - WL, Dolphin, Nov. 2006 - Poly, Nov. 2007 - YC, Poly, March 2008 - CR, YC, March 2010, Nov. 2010, May 2011 - BWI, Poly, Nov. 2011 - BWI, May 2012 - BWV, March 2013 - WL, Swan
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:34 PM   #982
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And back at Magic Kingdom, Alice & Snow had lunch at...



The Plaza Restaurant





Potato Soup with chives, cheddar and bacon bits on top.


Alice said, "It was an excellent consistency, was not too salty and a perfect starter size.
Essentially it was like eating a soup version of a baked potato."








"Next up, we split the meatloaf and a club (no ham, double turkey...I don't like ham lunchmeat ).
Our PHENOMENAL server Khalid had the kitchen split everything for us before bringing it out!!"







Meatloaf Meal - Slices of home-style meatloaf served with red skinned garlic mashed potatoes, gravy and whole kernel corn.



"The meatloaf was good, tasted like homemade. We actually both ate the corn first."






Plaza Club - smoked ham (replaced by double turkey), turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise layered on toasted multi-grain bread



"The club was good, and the fries here are always perfect."









Brownie Sundae (split in half) - vanilla ice cream and a fudge brownie topped with hot fudge, whipped cream and a cherry



And a close-up shot...






"For dessert, we split the brownie sundae. It was good, but I would have liked it more if the brownie was warmed up first.
The ice cream that accompanied this dish was authentic vanilla bean and complimented the brownie well.
We also split a strawberry shake to go, which was phenomenal and had chunks of strawberries throughout."



NOTE from jabead: If you are teacherjmc, gardengirl628, nessz79, CupcakeLisa, ksack, Krissalee, or AeroKU...please see this post.
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List of DISers with Upcoming Trips - and - Aug./Sept. Game - and - June/July Game

MAY 2012 REVIEW - DD's Graduation Celebration -and- NOV. 2011 REVIEW - Let them eat steak!

MAY 2011 REVIEW - My 50th Birthday -and- NOV. 2010 REVIEW - Our 25th Anniversary


DISNEY TRIPS: Aug. 2000 - BWV, CR, DTD Hilton (First Family Trip), Dec. 2000 -WLV,Dolphin, July 2001 - BC, AKL - CL, BWV, Poly, May 2002 - BWI, GF, AKL-CL, June 2002 - DLR's Grand Californian, March 2003 - Poly, BCV, March 2004 - POR, Dolphin, March 2006 - WL, Dolphin, Nov. 2006 - Poly, Nov. 2007 - YC, Poly, March 2008 - CR, YC, March 2010, Nov. 2010, May 2011 - BWI, Poly, Nov. 2011 - BWI, May 2012 - BWV, March 2013 - WL, Swan

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Old 09-22-2012, 03:10 PM   #983
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ses1230 - is planning to have "Very Merry" time while staying at Saratoga Springs, beginning sometime around Dec. 8???
Hi

Just getting caught up on this awesome thread! Loving the live updates - great idea!

Update - our dates are Dec. 8 (my birthday ) - Dec. 15. We are staying at AKV Kidani unless our waitlist for BLT comes through. Me, DH, DD7, DD4, and my mom.

Our ADRs include:
CRT breakfast
Biergarten
Tusker House breakfast
The Plaza
Jiko
Via Napoli for our CP meal
and..... BOG!!!
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:27 PM   #984
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Hi

Just getting caught up on this awesome thread! Loving the live updates - great idea!

Update - our dates are Dec. 8 (my birthday ) - Dec. 15. We are staying at AKV Kidani unless our waitlist for BLT comes through. Me, DH, DD7, DD4, and my mom.

Our ADRs include:
CRT breakfast
Biergarten
Tusker House breakfast
The Plaza
Jiko
Via Napoli for our CP meal
and..... BOG!!!


Hi ses1230!

I'll get your trip info updated right away! Just one more question, do you think you might do a Dining Report after your trip? Oh, and any interest in texting in "live" updates? Oops, I guess that's two questions.
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List of DISers with Upcoming Trips - and - Aug./Sept. Game - and - June/July Game

MAY 2012 REVIEW - DD's Graduation Celebration -and- NOV. 2011 REVIEW - Let them eat steak!

MAY 2011 REVIEW - My 50th Birthday -and- NOV. 2010 REVIEW - Our 25th Anniversary


DISNEY TRIPS: Aug. 2000 - BWV, CR, DTD Hilton (First Family Trip), Dec. 2000 -WLV,Dolphin, July 2001 - BC, AKL - CL, BWV, Poly, May 2002 - BWI, GF, AKL-CL, June 2002 - DLR's Grand Californian, March 2003 - Poly, BCV, March 2004 - POR, Dolphin, March 2006 - WL, Dolphin, Nov. 2006 - Poly, Nov. 2007 - YC, Poly, March 2008 - CR, YC, March 2010, Nov. 2010, May 2011 - BWI, Poly, Nov. 2011 - BWI, May 2012 - BWV, March 2013 - WL, Swan
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:24 PM   #985
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Ginamarie & family had dinner at the Polynesian Resort again tonight, but this time they dined at...



Kona Cafe


Here is the menu they were given (which is different than any of the current online menus)...












Togarashi Spiced Ahi Tuna
Served with Tempura Fried Vegetable Maki Roll and Red Wine Reduction



Ginamarie said, "Hubby liked his tuna, but said the vegetable rolls were the best thing on the plate."







Kona Coffee-rubbed Pork Chop
Grilled and served with Wild Mushrooms and Bacon-Potato Gratin, and Seasonal Vegetables (Corn)




Ginamarie said, "I got the coffee encrusted pork...it was ok. The crust tasted more like pepper than coffee. The corn was good, but the potato casserole that sounded so good on the menu was a disappointment. It looked grey and tasted bland. The whole dish needed something bright and acidic."






Kid's Ravioli


Ginamarie said, "This was a tiny portion. The six year old didn't care for it, but the baby loved it. Baby also loved the chicken noodle soup, which I didn't photograph. Other son got the hot dog, which came with no side, just a fruit cup appetizer and ketchup. It was weird.



And for dessert...




Kilauea Torte
An explosion of warm liquid Chocolate inside Chocolate Cookie Volcano



Ginamarie said, "This was good, but the molten center was overcooked and solid instead of liquid."






Pineapple Upside Down Cake
with Lemongrass and Caramel Sauces



Ginamarie said, "Hubby ate every morsel!"






Kid's Ice Cream Sundae

Ginamarie said, "This was basic, tasty, and cute."






Kid's Yogurt Parfait


Ginamarie said, "Daughter loved it!"


Ginamarie's final thoughts, "Kona seemed a little off tonight. I'm hoping it was a fluke."


NOTE from jabead: If you are teacherjmc, gardengirl628, nessz79, CupcakeLisa, ksack, Krissalee, or AeroKU...please see this post.
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List of DISers with Upcoming Trips - and - Aug./Sept. Game - and - June/July Game

MAY 2012 REVIEW - DD's Graduation Celebration -and- NOV. 2011 REVIEW - Let them eat steak!

MAY 2011 REVIEW - My 50th Birthday -and- NOV. 2010 REVIEW - Our 25th Anniversary


DISNEY TRIPS: Aug. 2000 - BWV, CR, DTD Hilton (First Family Trip), Dec. 2000 -WLV,Dolphin, July 2001 - BC, AKL - CL, BWV, Poly, May 2002 - BWI, GF, AKL-CL, June 2002 - DLR's Grand Californian, March 2003 - Poly, BCV, March 2004 - POR, Dolphin, March 2006 - WL, Dolphin, Nov. 2006 - Poly, Nov. 2007 - YC, Poly, March 2008 - CR, YC, March 2010, Nov. 2010, May 2011 - BWI, Poly, Nov. 2011 - BWI, May 2012 - BWV, March 2013 - WL, Swan

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Old 09-22-2012, 09:33 PM   #986
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Sorry to hear Ginamarie's dinner at Kona was a bit disappointing.

Those beignets from earlier today sure looked yummy though! Might just need to hop over to POFQ on our DDD day just to snag some of those

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Alice & Snow's cinnamon roll looked ammmmazing (I sooo want one right now!)
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:41 PM   #987
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Cool! I always enjoy seeing menu updates. A lot of WDW menu changes supposedly took place on Wednesday, but besides Beaches & Cream and Whispering Canyon Cafe, they haven't received much coverage. Here are some of my initial thoughts on the Kona menu:

-I was sad to see that the sweet potato and lemongrass bisque has been replaced by a Portuguese bean and sausage soup. The previous dish was vegan-friendly and featured a unique flavor combination.

-The new entrees sound quite interesting. On the previous dinner menu, there was just one entree I wanted to try (the sustainable fish), but now there are three more: the tuna, duck, and clams. Tuna with red wine reduction sounds like a great idea, since tuna is such a meaty fish.

I understand that the menu changes can be interpreted in a variety of ways. It wouldn't surprise me to hear praise for the new soup, while some people might be disappointed with the entree changes (such as the removal of the ribeye and the tuna Oscar). That said, the changes have piqued my interest in Kona - thanks to both of you for sharing this menu to before anyone else!
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:49 PM   #988
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Alice & Snow were at the Grand Floridian Resort tonight, having dinner at...



1900 Park Fare

Cinderella's Happily Ever After Dinner












Alice said, "We both thought the food was ok, nothing spectacular. We didn't find any unusual choices, with the exception of the strawberry soup. Standard fare. An odd omission was that the only chicken was drumsticks on the kids buffet. There was a good vegan noodle salad that I quite enjoyed though."



On to dessert...







Alice said, "I wanted to love it, but...I didn't. The best thing on my plate was the crumble on the apple crumble and the raspberry on the cheesecake. The carrot cake was dry and sort of bland. The key lime pie didn't taste like key lime at all, but had a definite "fake" lime taste. The bread pudding was ok. The cheesecake was generic and I found the spice on the apples in the crumble heavy. Snow also tried a rice crispy, and even that didn't do well (she said not enough marshmallow)."






"Oh, Snow also had her birthday acknowledged with a cupcake."



Alice's final thoughts, "Overall, stepsisters and evil stepmother and the prince were excellent.
Cindy left quite a bit to be desired.
Would we eat here again? Probably not, at least not for dinner."




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MAY 2012 REVIEW - DD's Graduation Celebration -and- NOV. 2011 REVIEW - Let them eat steak!

MAY 2011 REVIEW - My 50th Birthday -and- NOV. 2010 REVIEW - Our 25th Anniversary


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Old 09-22-2012, 09:56 PM   #989
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Ohhh that potato soup from Plaza Restaurant looks really good. I must have totally overlooked the meatloaf meal. I thought it was new but then looked at the photo of the menu I have and there it is - front and center.

I would love to dine at 1900 PF for dinner and see the step-sisters!
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:10 PM   #990
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Sorry to hear about the disappointing meal at 1900 PF.

The Tremaine's were AWESOME last time we were there! Some of our favorite memories of the trip
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