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Old 10-08-2012, 10:29 PM   #301
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For lunch yesterday, budafam & her DD were at DHS's...



Hollywood & Vine Character Buffet




















budafam said, "We tried to check in early but they were "running behind" so we had to come back later... we were seated within 5 minutes of checking in the second time around. The lobster mac & cheese was GREAT on the buffet. DD really liked the chicken nuggets (so did I)... the characters were great and the service was also good. I hear such bad things about this place but we've been there twice for breakfast and once for lunch now and loved it everytime. Don't shy away from here!!!"
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:50 PM   #302
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budafam & her DD were at Animal Kingdom Lodge last night to have dinner at...


BOMA
































budafam said, "We went to Boma for an early dinner. We were the second family to be seated after they opened. I love Boma. I've been there twice before and the third time did not disappoint. I just wish I could've eaten MORE! lol... the seafood stew was on the buffet that night. YUM! And of course, the desserts were pleasing."


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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 10-08-2012, 11:06 PM   #303
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NoOrdinaryPrincess had lunch today at Captain Cook's at the Polynesian Resort.



NOP said, "I'm still feeling a bit under the weather, so I had to eat my dessert while waiting for my entree
(at least I had more portion control than J)."






Dole Whips - Pineapple & Vanilla Swirl


NOP said, "I ordered the Aloha Pork Sandwich. It was quite good. I'll give a more thoughtful review in my DR."
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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 10-08-2012, 11:14 PM   #304
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auntfrannie was at the Contemporary Resort tonight to have dinner at...


California Grill




Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Soup
Petite Heirloom Florettes, Pumpernickel Croutons, and Smoked Olive Oil






Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Goat Cheese Polenta, Roasted Mushrooms, Zinfandel Glaze, and Crispy Sage


auntfrannie said, "This was soooo good!"
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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 10-09-2012, 12:14 AM   #305
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One last update for today, this from NoOrdinaryPrincess, who also was at the Contemporary Resort for a late dinner at...


California Grill


NOP kindly sent pics of the menus, at my request...
















And here is her appetizer...





California Grill's Cheese Plate




For her entree, NOP chose this...





Grilled Pork Tenderloin
Served with Goat Cheese Polenta, Roasted Mushrooms, Zinfandel Glaze, and Crispy Sage



NoOrdinaryPrincess said, "Everyone else was envious of my dinner selection."





And finally, for her dessert...




Bananas and Caramel
Crispy Baked Phyllo Squares layered with Banana Mascarpone Mousse and Caramelized Bananas



NOP said, "This was quite nice!"
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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 10-09-2012, 08:34 AM   #306
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Great updates
I've just picked out my fantasy meal from the CG menu
And, wow, Tony's Town Square looks good
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:49 AM   #307
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Wow, awesome updates everyone!!!!
That crepe from CRT looks amazing!!! Everything looks great, I can't wait! I'm having trouble deciding if we should do 1900 Park Fare or CRT for dinner! I really love the idea of being at the castle (I've never ate there) but DD is only going to be 2 and it's a lot more expensive than PF. And the characters are supposed to be great at both! Geez, what an awful problem to have!
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:51 AM   #308
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It's time again for my housekeeping and recruitment post.

I'm still looking for the following people:

nessz79 - is taking a 2nd trip to WDW and this time bringing the whole family, including the in-laws! Arriving sometime around Oct. 18???

CupcakeLisa - Lisa will be Honeymooning with her new hubby at OKW beginning around Oct. 19??? And I bet she will be having some of those delicious Disney World cupcakes!

ksack - will be arriving at WDW sometime around Oct.24??? Coming from the Frozen Tundra to thaw out in the warm Florida sun.

Krissalee - Krissy and Craig will be celebrating their 14th Anniversary at the World sometime in early November??? And will be staying at the BWV.

AeroKU - my neighbor from just up the road (Bloomington, IL) will be visiting the World sometime around Nov. 11???


If you are one of these people, I would love to get the exact dates of your trip so I can update my list in Post 2 of this thread. Also any other details of your trip that you would like to share with us.


Also, I'm happy to say that I had many volunteers following my last request for Live Reporters. Thank you so much to all of you!

As of now, we could use one more person to do live updates next week (especially on the 16th and 17th). We are also still needing a couple of people for the last week of October (especially Oct. 29 - 31). In addition, I could still use a few more live reporters during the entire month of November, but especially from the 22nd on. For December, the second week is pretty well covered, but could use a few people during the other three weeks of December. So if you are going to Disney World next week or anytime after Oct. 28 thru the end of the year, please consider joining our team of Live Reporters.
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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 10-09-2012, 01:36 PM   #309
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I just received the pics of the rest of NoOrdinaryPrincess' meal at California Grill, so I've added them to her update in Post 305.
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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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Just received this update from NoOrdinaryPrincess...


She said, "J and I skipped breakfast this morning because I had a special surprise for him.
Afterward we met up with our friends at Magic Kingdom for lunch."



Columbia Harbour House





Anchors Aweigh Sandwich - White Tuna with Lettuce and Tomato, served on toasted multi-grain bread






Lemon Slush






Apples Slices and Chocolate Cake
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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 10-09-2012, 06:49 PM   #311
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Oh my that pork tenderloin looks amazing!!! I love love love pork and love love love California Grill! That makes me want to get on a plane to Disney right now just to eat that for dinner!!! :-)
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I'm still here! Don't have as much time to comment on reviews (school is picking up again ), but just wanted to say that this thread is still awesome.
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Ooo, I love seeing all of my pics up here... it's like reliving the trip again Today we went to Akershus for breakfast & Flying Fish for a late dinner... I have pics but I'm so tired I can't possibly get them uploaded tonight. We leave tomorrow morning I'll try to get them sent in Thursday sometime.

Also, Disney's computers were down for part of today and while we were at the Food & Wine Festival, I used 12 of my snack credits... turns out that the computers did not take any of the 12 snack credits away from my card!!! So when we returned to the resort tonight, the cashier said that I still had 17 snack credits to use up so we loaded up on candy & goodies to take home. Yay for Disney's computers being down!!!

By the way... ***Flying Fish was AWESOME!!!*** Loved it!
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I'm still here! Don't have as much time to comment on reviews (school is picking up again ), but just wanted to say that this thread is still awesome.

Thanks so much for stopping by, Donald! I know how busy you probably are now with school. My DD2 was home from college last weekend for mid-term break (which consisted of the students getting Friday off ). That was the first time I had seen her since Labor Day weekend. But I'll tell you the same thing as I tell her...although I sure do miss having you around, school takes first priority.



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Ooo, I love seeing all of my pics up here... it's like reliving the trip again Today we went to Akershus for breakfast & Flying Fish for a late dinner... I have pics but I'm so tired I can't possibly get them uploaded tonight. We leave tomorrow morning I'll try to get them sent in Thursday sometime.

Also, Disney's computers were down for part of today and while we were at the Food & Wine Festival, I used 12 of my snack credits... turns out that the computers did not take any of the 12 snack credits away from my card!!! So when we returned to the resort tonight, the cashier said that I still had 17 snack credits to use up so we loaded up on candy & goodies to take home. Yay for Disney's computers being down!!!

By the way... ***Flying Fish was AWESOME!!!*** Loved it!

I love all your pics too, budafam...very nice job! Whenever you have the time to send them, I would love to post your pics from Akershus and Flying Fish. I don't think we have had any from Akershus yet here and only a few pics from Flying Fish. Also, if you went to Tusker House on Monday and took any pics, I would like to post those too, as I don't think we've had any from there yet either. Oh, and of course, if you took any pictures of those 12 snacks that you got at the F & W Festival, we would love to see those as well.

Thanks so much, budafam, and safe travels home!
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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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Just a reminder that next up to the Disney Dining plate will be...


smile4stamps


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stitchaholic



stichaholic - and DBF will be taking their first ever Adults only birthday trip to Disney World! They are staying at AKL - Kidani Village from 10/11 - 10/16.
stitchaholic will be doing live updates for us! Here is their Dining Itinerary.


smile4stamps - Paula and Hunter will be taking their trip to WDW from 10/11 - 10/26 and of course, "It's ALL about the FOOD"! They are staying at CSR from 10/11 - 10/19 and then at VWL for the rest of their trip. Paula will be doing "live updates" for us! Here is Paula's PTR and their dining plans are included in her PDR.






HAVE A GREAT TRIP, smile4stamps & stitchaholic!
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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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