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Old 02-17-2013, 06:44 PM   #2491
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We'll be on the Fantasy March 9-16 (all four of us plus 8 friends) and then just hubby and I on the Magic May 4-10. They'll be delayed till we return from each trip (wi-fi too slow and expensive from ship) but I'll he happy to contribute. Let me know if delayed pics/reviews are okay :-)

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That would be great, Carmen! I'll add you to both the March and May lists. Thanks!


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Next we have an update from a new reporter who arrived at Disney World yesterday, Incredibleboysmom.


She and her family were at Animal Kingdom today and had a late breakfast at...







She said, "We made it and just finished brunch at Tusker House. It was amazing!"






Mickey waffle and bacon







Clockwise from top: Chicken Curry over rice, Roasted Potatoes, Coconut Sweet Potatoes, Veggie Quiche, Carved Ham with honey mustard, and seafood stew







Clockwise again: Couscous salad, Orzo Pasta, Carved Sirloin, Pearl Couscous with basil, Mac 'n cheese, Hummus, Mango Chutney, and Tabbouleh with crackers







Banana Cinnamon Bread Pudding with vanilla sauce



"Oh man was this yummy! We had a 10:40 reservation so we managed to try breakfast and lunch offerings This was great because my picky kids preferred breakfast things and my DH and I were able to be more adventurous."








"The character interaction was great and the restaurant was not crowded. Here is Mickey and my oldest DS modeling my son's "Mousetache" shirt."




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Old 02-17-2013, 07:33 PM   #2493
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Then we received several updates from nicole0992.


First was a snack update from Downtown Disney's...



















"We got a Make your own Mickey Krispy Rice Treat. Also picked up bags of sour cherry balls and sour character gummies. Youngest DD loves these."






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Next nicole0992 said, "We had a late afternoon "snack" at...












nicole0992 said, "I didn't want to go the entire trip without a Disney burger. We shared an Angus bacon cheeseburger served with lettuce and tomato. This comes with a side of fries. This was my first burger here but after the delicious Caesar salad we had earlier in the trip I thought I'd try it. It was a delicious burger. I was pleasantly surprised. You can tell it's top quality beef compared to other quick service burgers."














"This tasted much better than it looked! Fries were a hit and delicious also."















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Old 02-17-2013, 08:35 PM   #2495
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Next up from nicole was a dinner update from Epcot's...







First some menu pics...



















"My CP [College Program] daughter had to work so this dinner was just younger DD and I. We both chose the Prix Fixe with onion soup to start. It was served with crusty French baguette and frozen butter packets. Haha!"























Demi poulet fermier roti, pommes rissolees et broccoli
Half of an all-natural roasted chicken, rissole potatoes and broccoli



"I went with the half chicken with potatoes and broccoli. DD decided on the macaroni Gratin."






Gratin de macaroni - Baked macaroni with cream and gruyere cheese


"The chicken was good. Nothing special. Potatoes were not seasoned at all and kind of greasy. Broccoli was just broccoli. I should have ordered the short ribs that I always get. The macaroni was delicious. Very creamy with a hint of nutmeg. DD loved it."




The dessert menu...














And they chose...




Creme Brulee


"No fruit garnish or Madeline cookie like they usually serve. The brulee was burnt and tasted like flame. Not good. Wolfgang Puck's was 1,000 times better."






Fresh strawberry and cream cake, raspberry sauce and strawberry sorbet



"DD had this and she loved it. She definitely chose correctly this meal."




And last but not least, a picture of Chef Remy..







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Old 02-17-2013, 08:55 PM   #2496
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And then the last update received from nicole today was from their lunch at Epcot's...







First some menu pics...











"We started with the buffet featuring salads, fruit, cheeses, breads, fish and assorted Norwegian delicacies. My favorite is the grilled asparagus with balsamic drizzle."





"Here are two of our starter plates..."
















Open-faced Beef Sandwich
Thinly sliced Beef Sirlion, Wild Mushroom-Onion Ragout, and Jarlsberg Cheese served with Cauliflower Soup








"I had the open-faced sandwich and soup. Wow, this was incredible. The beef was perfectly seasoned. I loved the soup. It was so silky and creamy."







Traditional Kjottkake
Norwegian Meatballs served with Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and Lingonberry Sauce



"My daughter chose this and loved it. The meatballs were delicious and she loved the sauce."








"Other DD had an adult portion of the children's Mickey cheese ravioli with tomato sauce. She ate them all!"







"The desserts have changed since we were here in July. This time we were served the traditional rice cream, chocolate mousse type cake, and the new item, apple spice cake. Desserts were okay. I liked the rice cream best. None of us cared for the apple cake. It was very dense and dry. Chocolate one was good but so rich. One bite was enough."



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Next we received another update from Incredibleboysmom.


She and her family had dinner tonight at...









First a menu pic...










Malaysian Seafood Curry
Mahi Mahi, scallops, little neck clams, mussels, shrimp, zucchini, roma tomatoes, red curry coconut broth, and jasmine rice



"DH had the Malaysian seafood curry. This was a very mild curry with great flavor. He gave it a 7 of 10 and said his only complaint was that it needed more veggies and a little more kick."







Crispy Mahi Mahi - filet of mahi mahi, Japanese bread crumbs, Cantonese sweet and sour sauce, jasmine rice, stir-fried vegetables


"I had the Crispy Mahi Mahi. I had a twinge of entree envy when I saw DH's plate because I thought mine was a little boring. However, the chili sauce served with this fish really made it yummy. It was a big 10 oz. serving but I ate every bite!"







Fried Wontons - Skewers of fresh pineapple and cream cheese wontons, vanilla ice cream, honey vanilla drizzle



"And the real reason we are here...I have been wanting this dessert FOREVER. The cream cheese wontons absolutely met my expectations, and I usually believe that if it's not chocolate, it's not really dessert."




"Speaking of chocolate, the kids had chocolate pudding for dessert (their entrees were chicken fingers x 3)."






"They enjoyed these, especially with the marshmallows on top. This was a good thing because they certainly were NOT getting any wontons!"



"We had a great day at the Animal Kingdom and tried two new restaurants that we enjoyed."



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And our last update for this evening was sent to us by Piglet54.


She had dinner tonight at Epcot's...






St-Germain Cocktail
A classic blend of Sparkling Wine, St-Germain and Perrier







Baguette






Salade de crabe et crevettes, sauce cocktail - crab meat salad with shrimp cocktail on a bed of cucumber and tomato







Lobster Bisque






French Onion Soup






Demi poulet fermier roti, pommes rissolees et broccoli - Half of an all-natural roasted chicken, rissole potatoes and broccoli




And for dessert...




Fresh strawberry and cream cake, raspberry sauce and strawberry sorbet



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We received some updates late last night by email from DaisyluvzGoofy. She and her DH arrived late on Saturday night, so her updates are from yesterday, their first day in the parks.



Daisy said, "We ended up not going into MK last night since we got in so late, so we went in this AM to check out "True Love" happenings before they were gone. Not much as far as we could tell, but we were able to get our pictures taken in few of the special spots they set up."
















Then a breakfast snack update from...








First a menu pic...











"Here is our breakfast at Gaston's (shared a cinnamon roll and some LeFou's brew). The toasted marshmallow topping was interesting, but when mixed both DH and I really enjoyed it. I think it's the new "must do" for the "new Fantasyland" area. We also really enjoyed the cinnamon roll, wished it was a bit warmer, but great size for price and the cinnamon sugar as well as the regular sugar topping really added to it for us. Perfect for sharing!"





"Our snack update is from DHS'..."


Starring Rolls Cafe



"This is kinda a throwback to our honeymoon. (side bar: we did a "cupcake crawl" on our honeymoon, but I was unable to truly participate because I had stomach problems most of the week. You will likely see a lot of cupcake snack updates from us, because i'm trying to catch up on what I missed out on!!!)"









"We shared the "True Love Red Velvet" and a "Chocolate Peanut butter". DH was very happy with both, but favored the red velvet as it's his favorite. I did not like the peanut butter chocolate filling in the other because it had a very fake taste to it. (Similar to what someone else had already mentioned). I'm kinda sad to see the "True Love" red velvet go because it was, in my opinion better with the chocolate frosting instead of the cream cheese it normally comes with."























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DaisyluvzGoofy's next update was their lunch at...

Hollywood & Vine
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"After reading a bunch of reviews about H&V, I certainly did not go into lunch expecting anything even noteworthy, but I was wrong. I think this buffet, for late lunch/dinner (non-character) was Really Good not only for it's variety, but also for it's atmosphere and price."







"First pic: My plate, starting at 12:00 and working clockwise: Herb bread (good, nothing special), Fried Plantains (if you like the sweet taste of plantains, this is for you. It was a bit too sweet for DH and I.), Shrimp & lobster mac & cheese (Amazing, and totally worth going again JUST for this. Huge pieces of lobster and an abundance of shrimp), garlic mash (standard), Citrus BBQ chicken (great flavor, very moist), creamed corn cake (also amazing, and I had this more than once.)"







"Second pic: DH's plate. Starting at 12:00 and working clockwise: Chicken nuggets (hand breaded, decent, wish they were hotter), regular artisan bread (DH: "decent"), green beans (standard), Whole Grain penne w/ meat sauce (wish it were hotter, again), lobster mac (DH's favorite as well). DH said "I hadn't tried the creamed corn cake yet, and that's what changed everything."








"Third: DH's 2nd plate: Lobster mac, turkey (DH "very moist and tender"), Caesar Salad (disappointing), Citrus BBQ Chicken (DH said, "I liked it, it was good"), creamed corn cake (DH: "reaaaally good as well. It tasted even better mixed with the lobster mac.")"









"Fourth: My 2nd plate: dish on right is from the make your own pasta bar: Cavatelli with marinara, fresh garlic, and spinach. Great flavors, pasta was a bit overdone for my taste, but great option at a buffet, and the chef was quick! No more than 3-4 min wait. Plate on right: starting at 12:00 going counterclockwise: Chicken nuggets w/ BBQ sauce, kids mac & cheese (Stouffer's for sure), creamed corn cake (again), parmesan & Alfredo chicken (too much parm taste for my liking, but moist otherwise)."







"Fifth: DH's dessert: brownie bite, choc dipped marshmallow, red velvet cake, & Choc./Vanilla Swirl soft serve. (DH: "I never complain about anywhere I can get unlimited ice cream! Treats were basic, but they were certainly fresh!!")"








"Sixth: MY 1st dessert plate: clockwise starting at 12:00: Key Lime Tart, Dipped Strawberries, Blueberry cheesecake, 12 layer bar. (Key lime tart was fun, included 7th pic of the inside of that. Dipped strawberries were nice and sweet, but I wished it was dipped in milk chocolate instead of semi sweet. Cheesecake was standard)."







"7th: Key lime tart inside. Great flavor!"



"DH wanted to make it known that H&V has Coke Zero (which is rare in the parks in general), just in case anyone else out there is a fan."



Check back tonight for...

"Next update: Narcoossee's w/ Ddad & DM for an Anniversary Dinner with them!"



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Great H&V review!! The last time we were there the food wasn't even close to being / looking that good!!!

How was the cleanliness of the restaurant in general? On our last visit a few years ago we found it to be quite unkempt especially the floors and the buffet area itself.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:05 PM   #2503
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Woohoo! Lots of updates received today, but first I still have one more from DaisyluvzGoofy to post from last night.


She said, "After a blistering cold day, we left DHS and headed to the Grand Floridian for dinner with my parents."


Narcoossee's



First a pic of their personalized menu...





"Narcoossee's was our 2nd favorite honeymoon rezzie for it's ambiance, ability to see the fireworks and the food. (1st being Shula's!!!!) We were surprised with personalized menus that they folded nicely and gave us to take home!"







House-made Fettuccine "Scampi" - Florida Wild Sustainable Jumbo Shrimp and Maine Lobster with Curly Spinach, Baby Heirloom Tomatoes, and Lemon-Chardonnay-Garlic Cream



"1st plate: Ddad: Fettuccine "Scampi". Dad liked it but wasn't a big spinach fan. The lemon-Chardonnay-Garlic cream was light but excellent. He said he'd consider getting it again because of how much shrimp and lobster was in it."








Grilled Filet Mignon with "Smoked" Boniato Whipped Potatoes and Yellow Wax and French Beans with Cabernet Wine Sauce


"2nd plate: DM: Grilled Filet Mignon. Had to convince DM she'd like the Cabernet sauce on it, and she was glad we did. She didn't make a peep (which is saying a lot for her!! haha!) and finished this without leaving a morsel left. No comments, but she obviously liked it."








Grilled Black Angus New York Strip


"3rd: DH: NY Strip (Garlic mashed potatoes & green beans). Garlic mashed was a bit too thick but he liked them just the same. Green beans were standard, steak was better than what he had last time, and 2nd to Shula's. Very well seasoned, moist, & the sauce complimented the seasonings very well. He said, "I would easily get that again."







"Chicken & Dumplings"
Roasted Ashley Farms All Natural Chicken Breast with Potato Gnocchi "Dumplings", Baby Carrots, English Peas, Caramelized Red Pearl Onions, and Peppered Soubise Sauce



"4th: Mine: "Chicken & Dumplings". I can't begin to explain that if you're in the area, and if you can afford a trip to Narcoossee's, that this was worth it's weight in GOLD!!!! Chicken was extremely moist, and the "Peppered Soubise Sauce" was to die for. I took my time and savored this. Dumplings were garlic-y and tasted like the perfect garlic mashed potatoes but in a cut-able pasta density. Carrots, peas and onions were perfectly al-dente. I wish we had time to go back and eat this again!!!!! I let everyone else try the chicken dipped in some of the sauce and everyone else agreed it was amazing. I'm not going to forget this dish!! I promise it won't let you down."







"1st dessert: Coconut & Chocolate Creme Brulee: the flavors combo'd extremely well, and the added texture of the coconut flakes really added to this dessert."








"2nd dessert (Ddad's & DM's) Almond Cheesecake. Ddad really liked this and probably would have eaten the whole thing if DM would have let him. I got a little bite and the almonds act like a crust to this cheesecake and reminded me of an Italian Pignoli (sp?) cookie. Adding the berry compote to the bite was excellent."


"We were also treated to a glass of champagne w/ a strawberry on the house for our anniversary.
All in all, totally worth the price!!!"



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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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Okay, now let's get started with the updates received today...there are 14 so far!!!


Our First Update of the Day was sent to us by nicole0992.










She said, "We had dinner at Be our Guest. I had seen pictures of the ballroom prior to our reservation but these did not do it justice. Wow, I was speechless how beautiful everything was."









"We were seated by the windows in the ballroom."





























"We were first served rolls with salted butter."





"My daughters both ordered a lemonade in the souvenir light up goblet. I believe it was topped with wildberry foam.
They loved it."
























"We all started with the French onion soup. It was good but watery, not a very rich, strong onion flavor."






Rotisserie Cornish Hen with roasted fingerling potatoes and asparagus



"Both daughters decided on the Cornish hen. This was served with a little pot of chicken jus. The girls enjoyed their meals."



"I ordered the grilled strip steak with garlic butter and served with pommes frites. Sorry, do not know what happened to my picture. The steak was perfectly cooked and I loved the garlic butter. Fries were great."






Lemon Meringue Cupcake - Vanilla sponge cake, lemon custard filling, flamed meringue icing and crunch







Triple Chocolate Cupcake - chocolate sponge cake, chocolate mousse filling, and chocolate ganache





"We ended with cupcakes for dessert. I had the lemon meringue and the girls both chose the triple chocolate.
These were great and just the right size."





"We loved dining here. My only negative comment is we were rushed like I've never been rushed before. Made 'Ohana seem like a leisurely meal! Haha! We were served our soups literally two minutes after we placed our order--before drinks even arrived. We were in and out of dining room and meeting Beast within 30 minutes."



2 February Games Points Earned + 6 Bonus Points for sign, menu, and DD and misc. pics plus First Update 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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Old 02-18-2013, 09:24 PM   #2505
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Next up is a snack update from a new reporter who just arrived today, pinkxray .





Diane said, "We arrived at Downtown Disney starving for our first Disney meal but still had one hour to wait, so we decided to start with some ice cream."







"DD was boring and had vanilla, while DSis and I split the awesome Gold Rush sundae..."













1 February Game Point Earned + 3 Bonus Points for sign, DD, menu description pics
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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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