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Old 11-26-2012, 09:19 AM   #1096
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Good morning everyone! Since we have not yet received any live updates this morning, I thought I would look ahead to December.

We have 5 Live Reporters who have dual membership on both our November and December Teams. Therefore, as long as they send at least one update in November, they qualify to participate in both the November Scavenger Hunt and the game I have planned for the December team (details coming soon in the next post). Assuming that they all participate in the November Scavenger Hunt, this game will not conclude until around December 9th. At that time I will announce the final results and congratulate our top winners.

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER TEAM MEMBERS

ILikeWaffles - Jess will be introducing her husband, Pete, to the magic of Disney World. They arrived in Orlando on 11/24, but will spend a few days at Universal Studios first. They will then be staying in a Royal Guest room at POR from 11/28 - 12/7. Jess was able to snag a dinner reservation at Be Our Guest on the 29th. Jess has started her PDR and she is doing live updates for us during her trip!

DsnyMama - Amber will be at the AK Villas and CSR from 11/26 - 12/5, along with her kids, Ava and Levi. This time she's leaving her hubby home, but taking Grammy Suzanne along. This will be Grammy's first-ever trip to WDW and she is very excited to try all the delicious food there. Suzanne has apparently been drooling over it for 59 years now...boy, that's a lot of drool! Hope you have a fantastically delicious 1st trip!!! Amber's PTR and PDR She has offered to live updates for us during their trip!

sunnysideup3 - Jillian, Nate, & son, Eli, will be taking a surprise (for Eli) vacation to WDW from 11/29 - 12/8. Jillian has offered to do live updates for us doing their trip! Here is sunnysideup3's PTR.

disneydivamama will be at Disney World from 11/30 - 12/9 along with her DH (who will taking his first gluten-free trip to the world) and their very excited almost 3 year old DD. Here are their Dining Plans. disneydivamama has volunteered to do live updates for us!

AlohaPolynesian and her DMom will be at WDW from 11/30 - 12/3 and has offered to do live updates for us! Here are her Dining Plans.



And now, I am very happy to announce our...


DECEMBER TEAM of LIVE REPORTERS

Dalamara - Becky & her BFF, Liz (Squizz) will be at Disney World from 12/3 - 12/14 and staying at AOA. They haven't seen each other in FOREVER, as they've lived many states apart for the last several years. Here are their Dining Plans. Dalamara has offered to do live updates for us!

jmm476 Jill & family will be at Disney World from 12/8 - 12/14. For the first two nights they will be staying at POR and then on 12/10 they will be transferring to Pop Century. From then on, they will be on the free QSDP. Also it will be her DD's first trip to Disney World and she will be celebrating her 1st birthday there on 12/11. Jill will either be doing live updates or a dining report when she returns home!

Mariep26 - Marie & family plus friends, making a group of 10 total, will be at WDW from 12/8 - 12/15 and staying at AoA. Here is Marie's PTR, which includes their dining plans. She has offered to do live updates for us!

ses1230 is celebrating her birthday at Disney on Dec. 8th, along with her DH, DD7, DD4, and her DMom. They are staying at AKV Kidani (unless our waitlist for BLT comes through) from 12/8 - 12/15. ses1230 has offered to do live updates for us!

JessiLynn015 and her DH, 4 mo. old DS, and DMom will be at Disney World from 12/8-12/17 and staying at the AoA resort in a Lion King Suite. Here are their Dining Plans. She has offered to do live updates for us!

Rarity and her sister will be staying at Pop Century from 12/9 - 12/15. Their trip is a "life is looking up" celebration, and they will also be celebrating her sister's 25th birthday. Rarity has volunteered to do live updates for us!

DisWishes720 will be there with her DH, their DS (18 months) from 12/10 - 12/16, and her parents and brothers are meeting them later in the trip. She can't wait to eat herself silly! DisWishes has volunteered to do live updates for us!

grrrlennyl will be at WDW from 12/12 -12/20 with her partner celebrating their anniversary. They will be staying at the AoA Resort in the Little Mermaid section. She has started a PDR and will be doing live updates for us from a Vegan point of view during her trip!

krhst25 will be taking a family trip to Disney World from 12/13 - 12/21 trip. It will be her parents first time there. krhst25 has offered to do live updates for us!

emmebear and her DD will be at Disney World again from 12/14 - 12/17 and she will again be doing live updates for us!

wildelady and DS8 will be there from 12/14 -12/28 and staying offsite but have 1 night at the CBR and 1 night at the Hard Rock. wildelady has offered to do live updates for us!

HoneyBeeM and her little bro will be taking their first ever siblings-only road trip to Disney World to visit their sister (who is in the DCP)! They will be be there from 12/15 -12/21 and her DB thinks they're staying at CBR, but she's actually changed their ressie to BWI with a possible split stay at the Contemporary. Also HBM will again be doing live updates for us!

debrapagliasotti - She and her family (2 adults, 2 Disney adults & 2 kids) will be taking a holiday trip to Disney World this year! They will be at the Boardwalk from 12/18 - 12/28. During their 10 night/11 day trip they will be on the Deluxe Dining Plan and have 27 ADRs and a whopping 120 snack credits to use!!! Here is her PTR. Debra has offered to do live updates for us!

disneychristmasx3 will be celebrating the holidays at WDW from 12/19 - 12/27 and has volunteered to do live updates for us!

AppleSister1 and family will be taking their bi-annual Christmas trip to Disney World from 12/25 - 1/2. They will be staying at POFQ and here are their Dining Plans. She has offered to do live updates while they are there!


As you can see, we have no one for the last few days of December, as well as on New Year's Day. So if anyone is going to be at Disney World during that time, please consider doing some live reporting...even if it's just a few updates.


If I have forgotten anyone who has previously volunteered their services...please, please, please let me know. Also please let me know if I have made in errors in your above-listed trip information or if your plans have changed. And of course, if there is additional information regarding your trip (such as your dining plans, resort, who is traveling with you, etc.) that you would like to share with us, then feel free to post it here on the thread. If you would prefer though to keep this information private and/or your dining plans a surprise, then that is perfectly fine too.

I'll be sending out a mass PM to all the December reporters in the next day or so. This will include my info for sending us your live updates. I will ask that you confirm your desire to participate in the live updates by either posting here on the thread or sending me a return PM.

Thanks so much to all our December volunteers for being willing to share small pieces of your trips with all of us. With your help, it looks to be a fun-filled month with lots of fresh Disney food porn and holiday cheer!

Oh, and stay tuned for the details of the December game!
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Our Live Updates from Disney World Thread #1 - and - Our Live Updates from Disney World Thread - Take 2

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 11-26-2012, 09:23 AM   #1097
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HOLIDAY ROULETTE


At the end of each day of December, I will spin the roulette wheel (so to speak) in order to choose the winning restaurants (both table service and quick service) and popular snack places for that day. These winning eateries will be announced here on the following morning. So all our December reporters need to do is send in their updates, thereby placing their bets, and then wait and see where the roulette wheel stops. The more updates you send though, the better your odds of winning.

Let me explain further. There will be a winning group(s) of restaurants chosen every day from each of the following categories:

Magic Kingdom - 2 groups chosen each day

Group 1 - Be our Guest Dinner/Be our Guest QS/Gastons Tavern/Maurices Popcorn
Group 2 - Cinderellas Royal Table/Pinocchio Village Haus/The Friars Nook/Storybook Treats
Group 3 - Crystal Palace/Caseys Corner/Main Street Bakery/Sunshine Tree Terrace/Aloha Isle, Egg Roll Wagon
Group 4 - Liberty Tree Tavern/Columbia Harbour House/Diamond Horseshoe/Sleepy Hollow/Aunt Pollys
Group 5 - Plaza Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor/Cosmic Rays/The Lunching Pad/Tomorrow Terrace Restaurant (also includes Dessert Party)/Auntie Gravitys
Group 6 - Tonys/Pecos Bill/Tortuga Tavern/Golden Outpost/Westward Ho/Churro Cart/Turkey Leg Cart

Epcot - 2 groups chosen each day

Group 1 - Future World (includes Coral Reef, Garden Grill, Electric Umbrella, Sunshine Seasons, Fountainview Café, Cool Wash Pizza)
Group 2 - Canada/United Kingdom (Le Cellier, Refreshment Port, Canada Snack cart, Rose & Crown, Yorkshire County Fish Shop)
Group 3 - France/Morocco (Chefs de France, Boulangerie Patisserie, Crepes Kiosk, Wine & Slushy Kiosk, Restaurant Marakesh, Tangierine Café, Morocco Coffee & Pastry Kiosk) SEE BONUS POINTS REGARDING NEW FRENCH RESTAURANT (formerly Bistro de Paris)
Group 4 - Japan/America (Teppan Edo, Tokyo Dining, Katsura Grill, Kabuki Café, Liberty Inn, Fife & Drum, Funnel Cake Kiosk)
Group 5 - Germany/Italy (Biergarten, Sommerfest, Via Napoli, Tutto Italia, Tutto Gusto, Gelato Stand)
Group 6 - Norway/China (Akershus, Kringla Bakeri, Nine Dragons, Lotus Blossom, Joy of Tea Stand, Refreshment Outpost)
Group 7 - Mexico (La Cantina, San Angel Inn, La Hacienda, La Cava, Margarita Stand)

Hollywood Studios - 1 group chosen per day

Group 1 - 50s Prime Time Café/Tune-in Lounge/Backlot Express
Group 2 - Hollywood Brown Derby/Starring Rolls Bakery/ABC Commissary/KRNR
Group 3 - Hollywood & Vine/Rosies/Fairfax Fare/Catalina Eddies/Hollywood Scoops/Toluca Legs/Anaheim Produce
Group 4 - Mama Melrose/Pizza Planet/Min & Bills Dockside Diner/Dinosaur Gerties
Group 5 - Sci-Fi Dine-In/Studio Catering/Writers Stop

Animal Kingdom - 1 group chosen per day

Group 1 - Yak & Yeti Restaurant and QS/Bradley Falls Kiosk/Mr. Kamals (aka Safari Nuggets)/Other Safari Kiosks
Group 2 - Tusker House/Kusafiri Bakery/Pizzafari/Dawa Bar/Tamu Tamu Refreshments
Group 3 - Rainforest Café/Flame Tree Barbecue/Dino Bites/Camp Minnie Mickey Funnel Cabin

Downtown Disney - 1 group chosen per day

Group 1 - All Marketplace Restaurants/Shops/Kiosks
Group 2 - All Pleasure Island Restaurants/Shops/Kiosks
Group 3 - All West Side Restaurants/Shops/Kiosks

Deluxe Resorts (Includes all TS, QS, Lounges, Pool Bars, CL food, etc.) 2 Resorts chosen per day
1 - Animal Kingdom Lodge & Villas
2 - Boardwalk
3 - Contemporary
4 - Grand Floridian
5 - Polynesian
6 - Swan & Dolphin
7 - Wilderness Lodge & Fort Wilderness
8 - Yacht & Beach Club

All Other Resorts 2 Resorts chosen per day
1 - All-Star Resorts
2 - Art of Animation
3 - Caribbean Beach
4 - Coronado Springs
5 - Old Key West
6 - Pop Century
7 - Port Orleans Riverside/French Quarter
8 - Saratoga Springs Resort


Other details/rules

- Im sure Ive forgotten some places but I will add them in as needed, according to their location
- Each winning restaurant update (both TS & QS) will receive 2 Roulette Points.
- Each winning snack update will receive 1 Roulette Point.
- Restaurant updates (both TS & QS) must include at least one entrée to qualify.
- Please don't forget to include the location in your update descriptions. For instance, if you send a pic of an ice cream cone please tell me from what specific location it was purchased, such as the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor, and not just Magic Kingdom. If you purchase a snack from a cart and include it in an update, then say Main Street cart or cart by XXXX ride. I'll then assign it to one of the Groups so that it is eligible to win a Roulette point.
- Updates will be eligible to win on the day they are sent, and not necessarily when they are eaten. So for instance, if you wait until the following day to send a dinner update, it then becomes eligible to win on that day rather than the day you ate it. Also the deadline for sending your updates is 11:00 p.m. (Eastern)to be eligible for that day. Any updates sent after that time by email (remember no texts after 11:00) will be carried over to the next day.
- Daily winners will be announced on the thread and also listed in this post. I will add a link in my signature for easy access.

Also, Bonus Points will be awarded for the following:
- First Update of the Day the first update which is sent (by text or email) after 7:30 a.m. (ET) each day will receive a Roulette point.
- All menu pics will receive 1 pt. per menu
- Including a pic of you in an update 1 pt./per reporter
- Including a pic of another member of your travel party in an update 1 pt./per person
- A pic of you or someone from your travel party enjoying a LeFou's Brew from Gaston's Tavern 1 pt./per reporter
- All updates from Monsieur Paul (formerly Bistro de Paris, to reopen in December) will receive 1 pt.
- All food updates from Universal restaurants will receive 1 pt.each
- Including a pic of at least one character at any character meals 1 pt. per meal (including the Beast at Be our Guest and Chef Remy at Chefs de France)
- All new cocktails/wine flights/beer flights (those not yet seen on this thread) will be awarded 1 pt. each. Here is the LINK to the list of what we have so far.
- All new Disney World holiday-themed pics 1 pt. each (Here is a LINK to the list of what we have already received.)
NOTE: Holiday-themed pics do not have to be of edible items. Anything we have not seen yet here on this thread could potentially be worth a point (subject to my discretion). So be creative with your festive photos!


Also, Miscellaneous Bonus Points may awarded at my discretion.

Okay, I think thats it. Clear as mud, right? Basically you just eat until you burst (but dont forget to take pics of your food first) and send in your updates to increase your chances of winning. Other than the Bonus Points, the rest is up to sheer luck.

So may the odds be ever in your favor...let the game begin! (on December 1st, that is. )


REPORTER TOTALS
krhst25 - 35
emmebear - 33
disneychristmasx3 - 30
DisWishes720 - 27
grrrlennyl - 19
jmm476 - 18
JessiLynn015 - 17
disneydivamama - 16
Dalamara - 15
debrapagliasotti - 15
Rarity - 13
ILikeWaffles - 12
AppleSister1 - 10
ses1230 - 9
wildelady - 9
AlohaPolynesian - 5
sunnysideup3 - 4


Click on date below for winning numbers for that day

DEC. 1
ILikeWaffles - 2 Roulette Points + 2 Bonus Points = 4
sunnysideup3 - 0 Roulette Points + 3 Bonus Points = 3
AlohaPolynesian - 0 Roulette Points + 1 Bonus Point = 1

DEC. 2
disneydivamama - 3 Roulette Points + 2 Bonus Points = 5
AlohaPolynesian - 2 Roulette Points + 0 Bonus Points = 2

DEC. 3
disneydivamama - 4 Roulette Points + 0 Bonus Points = 4
AlohaPolynesian - 0 Roulette Points + 2 Bonus Points = 2
ILikeWaffles - 0 Roulette Points + 2 Bonus Points = 2
Dalamara - 0 Roulette Points + 1 Bonus Point = 1

DEC. 4
disneydivamama - 4 Roulette Points + 0 Bonus Points = 4
ILikeWaffles - 1 Roulette Point + 3 Bonus Points = 4
Dalamara - 0 Roulette Points + 1 Bonus Point = 1

DEC. 5 - No Roulette Wheel
Dalamara - 5 Misc. Points Awarded + 1 Bonus Point = 6

DEC. 6
ILikeWaffles - 2 Roulette Points + 0 Bonus Points = 2
Dalamara - 0 Roulette Points + 1 Bonus Point = 1

DEC. 7
disneydivamama - 2 Roulette Points + 1 Bonus Point = 3

DEC. 8
JessiLynn015 - 2 Roulette Points + 0 Bonus Points = 2
jmm476 - 1 Roulette Point + 0 Bonus Points = 1
sunnysideup3 - 0 Roulette Points + 1 Bonus Point = 1

DEC. 9
Dalamara - 3 Roulette Points + 1 Bonus Point = 4
jmm476 - 2 Roulette Points + 0 Bonus Points = 2
Rarity - 1 Roulette Point + 1 Bonus Point = 2
JessiLynn015 - 0 Roulette Points + 1 Bonus Point = 1
ses1230 - 0 Roulette Points + 1 Bonus Point = 1

DEC. 10
jmm476 - 4 Roulette Points + 0 Bonus Points = 4
ses1230 - 2 Roulette Points + 1 Bonus Point = 3
JessiLynn015 - 0 Roulette Points + 2 Bonus Points = 2
DisWishes720 - 0 Roulette Points + 1 Bonus Point = 1

DEC. 11
DisWishes720 - 2 Roulette Points + 1 Bonus Point = 3
ses1230 - 0 Roulette Points + 3 Bonus Points = 3
JessiLynn015 - 2 Roulette Points + 0 Bonus Points = 2
jmm476 - 1 Roulette Point + 1 Bonus Point = 2

DEC. 12
DisWishes720 - 2 Roulette Points + 5 Bonus Points = 7
Dalamara - 1 Roulette Point + 1 Bonus Point = 2
JessiLynn015 - 2 Roulette Points + 0 Bonus Points = 2
jmm476 - 1 Roulette Point + 0 Bonus Points = 1
Rarity - 1 Roulette Point + 0 Bonus Points = 1

DEC. 13
DisWishes720 - 2 Roulette Points + 3 Bonus Points = 5
jmm476 - 2 Roulette Points + 3 Bonus Points = 5
JessiLynn015 - 2 Roulette Points + 0 Bonus Points = 2
Rarity - 2 Roulette Points + 0 Bonus Points = 2

DEC. 14
krhst25 - 4 Roulette Points + 2 Bonus Points = 6
emmebear - 0 Roulette Points + 4 Bonus Points = 4
grrrlennyl - 3 Roulette Points + 1 Bonus Point = 4
Rarity - 4 Roulette Points + 0 Bonus Points = 4
jmm476 - 2 Roulette Points + 1 Bonus Points = 3
JessiLynn015 - 1 Roulette Point + 0 Bonus Points = 1

DEC.15
emmebear - 4 Roulette Points + 5 Bonus Points = 9
DisWishes720 - 2 Roulette Points + 4 Bonus Points = 6
wildelady - 2 Roulette Points + 2 Bonus Points = 4
krhst25 - 1 Roulette Point + 2 Bonus Points = 3
ses1230 - 0 Roulette Points + 2 Bonus Points = 2
grrrlennyl - 1 Roulette Point + 0 Bonus Points = 1
JessiLynn015 - 0 Roulette Points + 1 Bonus Point = 1

DEC. 16
emmebear - 3 Roulette Points + 10 Bonus Points = 13
grrrlennyl - 3 Roulette Points + 2 Bonus Points = 5
Rarity - 3 Roulette Points + 1 Bonus Point = 4
JessiLynn015 - 3 Roulette Points + 0 Bonus Points = 3
krhst25 - 2 Roulette Points + 0 Bonus Points = 2

DEC. 17
krhst25 - 3 Roulette Points + 5 Bonus Points = 8
emmebear - 0 Roulette Points + 7 Bonus Points = 7
wildelady - 4 Roulette Points + 1 Bonus Point = 5
grrrlennyl - 3 Roulette Points + 0 Bonus Points = 3
JessiLynn015 - 1 Roulette Point + 0 Bonus Points = 1

DEC. 18
krhst25 - 4 Roulette Points + 3 Bonus Points = 7

DEC. 19
krhst25 - 2 Roulette Points + 4 Bonus Points = 6
debrapagliasotti - 2 Roulette Points + 0 Bonus Points = 2

DEC. 20
grrrlennyl - 5 Roulette Points + 1 Bonus Point = 6
disneychristmasx3 - 2 Roulette Points + 1 Bonus Point = 3
debrapagliasotti - 2 Roulette Points + 0 Bonus Points = 2

DEC. 21
disneychristmasx3 - 2 Roulette Points + 3 Bonus Points = 5
krhst25 - 2 Roulette Points + 1 Bonus Point = 3

DEC. 22
DisWishes720 - 4 Roulette Points + 1 Bonus Points = 5
disneychristmasx3 - 2 Roulette Points + 1 Bonus Point = 3
debrapagliasotti - 2 Roulette Points + 0 Bonus Points = 2

DEC. 23
disneychristmasx3 - 3 Roulette Points + 0 Bonus Points = 3
debrapagliasotti - 1 Roulette Point + 1 Bonus Point = 2

DEC. 24
disneychristmasx3 - 2 Bonus Points + 5 Miscellaneous Bonus Points Awarded = 7

DEC. 25
disneychristmasx3 - 2 Roulette Points + 1 Bonus Point = 3
debrapagliasotti - 2 Roulette Points + 0 Bonus Point = 2
AppleSister1 - 0 Roulette Points + 1 Bonus Point = 1

DEC. 26
disneychristmasx3 - 2 Roulette Points + 1 Bonus Point = 3
AppleSister1 - 1 Roulette Points + 0 Bonus Points = 1

DEC. 27
AppleSister1 - 2 Roulette Points + 3 Bonus Point = 5
debrapagliasotti - 2 Roulette Points + 1 Bonus Point = 3

DEC. 28
disneychristmasx3 - 2 Roulette Points + 1 Bonus Point = 3
AppleSister1 - 2 Roulette Points + 1 Bonus Point = 3
debrapagliasotti - 2 Roulette Points + 0 Bonus Points = 2
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Our Live Updates from Disney World Thread #1 - and - Our Live Updates from Disney World Thread - Take 2

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 11-26-2012, 09:50 AM   #1098
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We have now received our First Update of the Day from Jess (ILikeWaffles).


She and Pete are at Universal's Islands of Adventure Park this morning and had breakfast at the

Wizarding World of Harry Potter's...




Three Broomsticks



Here is what Pete had...




Traditional English Breakfast
Farm Fresh Eggs, Sausage Links, Black Pudding, English Bacon, Baked Beans, Grilled Tomato, Sauteed Mushrooms, Breakfast Potatoes, and Croissant



Jess said, "He thought it was just average."





They also shared this...




Butterbeer


Jess said, "It was very, very sweet."



2 Scavenger Hunt Points Earned for Update from Universal and First of the Day
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Our Live Updates from Disney World Thread #1 - and - Our Live Updates from Disney World Thread - Take 2

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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I am certain I missed something. Where is the post for the scavenger hunt rules? Gotta start my planning.

Jabead, where are you in Central Illinois? I grew up in Peoria and Pekin.q
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Thanks again for putting all this together Barb! It must take a good chunk of time each day, but there are many of us reading that appreciate it.

As far as updates for our trip - we leave in just 10 days! We are driving, so even though we leave on 12/6, we won't arrive until 12/8. We're spending the first 2 nights at POR, with dinner scheduled our arrival day at Raglan Road. The next morning, we have breakfast scheduled at GFC. Other than that, we'll be sticking to counter service and we'll have the free QSDP when we check into Pop on 12/10.

It will be DD's first trip and she'll turn 1 year old on 12/11. I purchased tickets to MVMCP that night, in the hopes that she'll have one of her night-owl nights which she always seems to have when I'm most tired and want to go to bed early. I know it probably won't work out that way, but maybe we can get her to sleep in the stroller while DH and I enjoy the late night activities at the party.

Here's what I'm most looking forward to eating:
Dole Whip (maybe add a float)
Jalapeno cheese pretzel
Corn dog nuggets
Trying the nutella waffle at sleepy hollow
We're going to attempt a lunch at BOG, but if it's too crowded then I'll get my CHH fix instead!

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I am certain I missed something. Where is the post for the scavenger hunt rules? Gotta start my planning.

Jabead, where are you in Central Illinois? I grew up in Peoria and Pekin.q
Hi Niki!

The Scavenger Hunt game is for the November team of reporters only, but if you are interested then the link is in my signature. I haven't decided yet whether to have any kind of game for the January team or not. If there is though, I will be making an announcement here in late December with all the details.

I'm from Lexington, which is about 20 miles north of Bloomington-Normal and right off of both Interstate 55 and Route 66.




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Thanks again for putting all this together Barb! It must take a good chunk of time each day, but there are many of us reading that appreciate it.

As far as updates for our trip - we leave in just 10 days! We are driving, so even though we leave on 12/6, we won't arrive until 12/8. We're spending the first 2 nights at POR, with dinner scheduled our arrival day at Raglan Road. The next morning, we have breakfast scheduled at GFC. Other than that, we'll be sticking to counter service and we'll have the free QSDP when we check into Pop on 12/10.

It will be DD's first trip and she'll turn 1 year old on 12/11. I purchased tickets to MVMCP that night, in the hopes that she'll have one of her night-owl nights which she always seems to have when I'm most tired and want to go to bed early. I know it probably won't work out that way, but maybe we can get her to sleep in the stroller while DH and I enjoy the late night activities at the party.

Here's what I'm most looking forward to eating:
Dole Whip (maybe add a float)
Jalapeno cheese pretzel
Corn dog nuggets
Trying the nutella waffle at sleepy hollow
We're going to attempt a lunch at BOG, but if it's too crowded then I'll get my CHH fix instead!

Jill


Hi Jill!

I'll get the additional information added to your trip info. Also, have you decided yet whether you are going to try doing live updates during your trip? I know that with a one year old, it might be difficult but if you would like to give it a shot I would be happy to have you on the team. Maybe you could save up your pics and send them all to me during nap time?
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:08 PM   #1102
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Good morning everyone! Since we have not yet received any live updates this morning, I thought I would look ahead to December.

We have 5 Live Reporters who have dual membership on both our November and December Teams. Therefore, as long as they send at least one update in November, they qualify to participate in both the November Scavenger Hunt and the game I have planned for the December team (details coming soon in the next post). Assuming that they all participate in the November Scavenger Hunt, this game will not conclude until around December 9th. At that time I will announce the final results and congratulate our top winners.

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER TEAM MEMBERS

ILikeWaffles - Jess will be introducing her husband, Pete, to the magic of Disney World. They arrived in Orlando on 11/24, but will spend a few days at Universal Studios first. They will then be staying in a Royal Guest room at POR from 11/28 - 12/7. Jess was able to snag a dinner reservation at Be Our Guest on the 29th. Jess has started her PDR and she is doing live updates for us during her trip!

DsnyMama - Amber will be at the AK Villas and CSR from 11/26 - 12/5, along with her kids, Ava and Levi. This time she's leaving her hubby home, but taking Grammy Suzanne along. This will be Grammy's first-ever trip to WDW and she is very excited to try all the delicious food there. Suzanne has apparently been drooling over it for 59 years now...boy, that's a lot of drool! Hope you have a fantastically delicious 1st trip!!! Amber's PTR and PDR She has offered to live updates for us during their trip!

sunnysideup3 - Jillian, Nate, & son, Eli, will be taking a surprise (for Eli) vacation to WDW from 11/29 - 12/8. Jillian has offered to do live updates for us doing their trip! Here is sunnysideup3's PTR.

disneydivamama will be at Disney World from 11/30 - 12/9 and has volunteered to do live updates for us!

AlohaPolynesian will be at WDW from 11/30 - 12/3 and has offered to do live updates for us!

And now, I am very happy to announce our...

DECEMBER TEAM of LIVE REPORTERS

Dalmara will be at Disney World from 12/3 - 12/14 and staying at AOA. Dalmara has offered to do live updates for us!

jmm476 Jill & family will be at Disney World from 12/8 - 12/14. For the first two nights they will be staying at POR and then on 12/10 they will be transferring to Pop Century. From then on, they will be on the free QSDP. Also it will be her DD's first trip to Disney World and she will be celebrating her 1st birthday there on 12/11. Jill will either be doing live updates or a dining report when she returns home!

Mariep26 - Marie & family will be at WDW from 12/8 - 12/15 and Marie has offered to do live updates for us!

ses1230 is celebrating her birthday at Disney on Dec. 8th, along with her DH, DD7, DD4, and her DMom. They are staying at AKV Kidani (unless our waitlist for BLT comes through) from 12/8 - 12/15. ses1230 has offered to do live updates for us!

JessiLynn015 will be at Disney World from 12/8-12/17 and has offered to do live updates for us!

Rarity will be at WDW from 12/9 - 12/15 and has volunteered to do live updates for us!

DisWishes720 will be at Disney World from 12/10 - 12/16 and has volunteered to do live updates for us!

grrrlennyl will be at WDW from 12/12 -12/20 with her partner celebrating their anniversary. They will be staying at the AoA Resort in the Little Mermaid section. She has started a PDR and will be doing live updates for us from a Vegan point of view during her trip!

krhst25 will be taking a family trip to Disney World from 12/13 - 12/21 trip. It will be her parents first time there. krhst25 has offered to do live updates for us!

emmebear and her DD will be at Disney World again from 12/14 - 12/17 and she will again be doing live updates for us!

jodywgirl and family of 7 will be at WDW from 12/14 - 12/21 and have offered to do live updates for us! Here are their Dining Plans.

wildelady and DS8 will be there from 12/14 -12/28 and staying offsite but have 1 night at the CBR and 1 night at the Hard Rock. wildelady has offered to do live updates for us!

HoneyBeeM and her little bro will be taking their first ever siblings-only road trip to Disney World to visit their sister (who is in the DCP)! They will be be there from 12/15 -12/21 and her DB thinks they're staying at CBR, but she's actually changed their ressie to BWI with a possible split stay at the Contemporary. Also HBM will again be doing live updates for us!

debrapagliasotti - She and her family will be taking a holiday trip to Disney World this year! They will be at the Boardwalk from 12/18 - 12/28. Here is her PTR. Debra has offered to do "live" updates for us, if we can keep this going until December!

disneychristmasx3 will be celebrating the holidays at WDW from 12/20 - 12/27 and has volunteered to do live updates for us!

As you can see, we have no one for the last few days of December, as well as on New Year's Day. So if anyone is going to be at Disney World during that time, please consider doing some live reporting...even if it's just a few updates.

If I have forgotten anyone who has previously volunteered their services...please, please, please let me know. Also please let me know if I have made in errors in your above-listed trip information or if your plans have changed. And of course, if there is additional information regarding your trip (such as your dining plans, resort, who is traveling with you, etc.) that you would like to share with us, then feel free to post it here on the thread. If you would prefer though to keep this information private and/or your dining plans a surprise, then that is perfectly fine too.

I'll be sending out a mass PM to all the December reporters in the next day or so. This will include my info for sending us your live updates. I will ask that you confirm your desire to participate in the live updates by either posting here on the thread or sending me a return PM.

Thanks so much to all our December volunteers for being willing to share small pieces of your trips with all of us. With your help, it looks to be a fun-filled month with lots of fresh Disney food porn and holiday cheer!

Oh, and stay tuned for the details of the December game!
We have just one small change. We are now arriving on the 19th. We were trying to stay until the 29th as well but there were no more free dining rooms available for those last 2 days!
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:12 PM   #1103
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So excited! I leave on Friday and have tweaked my ADR's a bit. This is what we have planned so far:

Rose & Crown Dinner
Via Napoli Dinner
California Grill Dinner
Kona Cafe Lunch
LTT Lunch

I know those are popular restaurants but I am a vegetarian and am going with my mom who is not - so hopefully I can share some photos of a variety of foods for you guys
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:39 PM   #1104
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We received an update today from sanapp.

She and her DD were at DHS today and DD had this snack...






sanapp said, "DD loves popcorn and the Holiday Mickey bucket is adorable!"




Then they had an early dinner at...


Hollywood Brown Derby




For her appetizer, sanapp had...





Blue Lump Crab Spring Rolls, Snow Crab Claw, and an Asian Slaw with spicy Miso Aïoli


sanapp said, "The crab spring rolls were good, but a little fishy."





DD had this for her appetizer...






sanapp said, "DD got a bowl of strawberries. This wasn't on the menu, but our waitress Cheryl didn't mind getting them.
Then DD had french fries and grilled chicken which she enjoyed." (no picture)





For her entree, sanapp chose...




Charred Filet of Beef over a Zellwood Corn and Pancetta Risotto, Arugula Pesto, and Pickled Rainbow Carrots



sanapp said, "I had the filet which was cooked perfectly."




Then for dessert, DD had this...



Hidden Treasures
Vanilla Ice Cream, Oreo Cookie Crumbles, Gummy Snakes, and a Toll House Cookie




sanapp said, "Of course DD had the hidden treasure. She loved eating the worms since her face was painted as Nala.
I had the chocolate 3 ways which was good, but not great!!!"






Chocolate Three Ways—Praline Milk Chocolate Cream, crunchy Ganache, and Orange-Chocolate Mousse
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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


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Old 11-26-2012, 07:40 PM   #1105
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Consider me still a go!

WRT additional information on our trip - it'll be my sister and I. We'll be staying at Pop Century and using the DDP. It's been at least 14 years since I last visited WDW, and I honestly don't remember much about it, so I still feel like a total newbie. This is also our first time being in the World during the Christmas season.

My sister turns 25 December 17th, but we'll still be celebrating her birthday while we're there. Our trip's also a "life is looking up" celebration. We've had a rough couple of years (especially me), but we're doing a lot better emotionally and financially.

I'm excited to do a bit of live reporting! Can't wait to see what you've come up with for the December team. And thank you for all that you do!
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:54 PM   #1106
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Hi Jill!

I'll get the additional information added to your trip info. Also, have you decided yet whether you are going to try doing live updates during your trip? I know that with a one year old, it might be difficult but if you would like to give it a shot I would be happy to have you on the team. Maybe you could save up your pics and send them all to me during nap time?
That sounds like a good plan. I have to set aside my commando touring ways to make sure that nap time happens every day for DD and DH. If I have something to work on during nap time, that will help. You can count me in!

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Old 11-26-2012, 09:21 PM   #1107
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HOLIDAY ROULETTE


Coming soon!
Can't wait for this! I will be there with my DH, our DS (18 months) and my parents and brothers are meeting us later in the trip. I can't wait to eat myself silly!
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:54 PM   #1108
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So I'm going to take the plunge we will be in Disney 1/16 to 1/23 staying at BWV. I'm hoping with a 6 month old and 5 year old I can get enough pictures there will be 3 adults

We have booked:
H&V
Via Napoli
Boma
Crystal palace
Les chefs (may change)
La hacienda
The plaza ( may change)
Tusker house

Hoping to try for CS:
BoG
Cosmic rays
Tspp
Boardwalk bakery
Wgpe
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:35 PM   #1109
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4 more days until we leave! We are so excited!

On this trip will be me, my DH, and our very excited almost 3 year old ( who looks like she is almost 4!) and yes, we at bringing her birth certificate....because no one in the world believes she is 2.... My DH was diagnosed with celiac disease a year ago, so this will be his first gluten free Disney trip. Thank goodness the world is so awesome with food allergies!

Our Adr's:

The Plaza
Whispering canyon
50's prime time
Crystal palace
La hacienda
Tusker house
Le Cellier
Cinderell's royal table
Liberty tree tavern
Ohana
Akershus
Tony's
Chef Mickeys

Highlights: MVMCP and the Candlelight Processional, FLE!

Lodging: Wilderness Lodge

Must do snacks: nutella waffle, dole whip, carrot cake cookie, and any cupcake! (for me and dd). DH: dole whip, Mickey bars, and babycakes!
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I received a couple of updates last night and a couple more this morning. I was though working on the details of the Holiday Roulette game (which btw is now complete and posted on this page, see my signature for link ) so didn't get them posted. I'll post the two short text updates now and then the two longer emailed updates will be posted tonight. Sorry for the delay.


Pam (mousiemom) & family had dinner last night at Magic Kingdom's...


COSMIC RAY'S




1/3 Pound Angus Bacon Burger & French Fries x 2, plus Chocolate Cake for dessert






Frozen Lemonade
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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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