Coming to you Live from Disney World! SEE NEW THREAD

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  1. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

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    :cheer2::cheer2: ITS RECRUITMENT TIME!!! :cheer2::cheer2:


    I have heard back from nearly all of our February team (still waiting on a couple ;) ), so I believe that February is going to be a very active month here on the live thread. I'm looking forward to receiving lots of delicious food photos from our February team! :thumbsup2

    I could however, use one more reporter during the week of Feb. 15 - Feb. 22, in case anyone is interested. :)

    Back in August when the idea of this "live thread" was born, I asked a few of our veteran Disney Dining reporters to send me an occasional pic during their August trips to the World. To be perfectly honest, in the beginning I was using this as a "stall tactic", as my Dining Report was coming to an end just a bit sooner than I had planned (I had a particular "grand finale" in mind, which involved a Labor Day DISmeet with Linda67 ;) ). But it turned out to be so much fun receiving these "live updates" from emmysmommy, GoofySon'sMom, and Tracer00, that I decided to continue and launched this new thread in September. Now I'm excited to say that I will again have the honor of receiving "live updates" from emmysmommy during her mother-daughter trip from 2/23 - 3/7. And GoofySon'sMom will also be taking another trip from 3/22 - 3/26 and has offered to be a live reporter for a third time. :goodvibes

    With this in mind, I have decided to continue with this thread, at least thru the month of March. There is though a possibility that I will need to take a break during the week of March 22 - March 30, but if so then I will try to make arrangements to keep the thread going during my absence.


    So I am now recruiting for the month of March.


    Here are the volunteers I have so far:

    emmysmommy - thru 3/4
    LumosQ102 - thru 3/7
    wdwpirates - thru 3/10
    woodleygrrl - 3/3 - 3/10
    #1eeyoregirl - 3/8 - 3/17
    MicRac - 3/16 - 3/22
    DannysMom - 3/20 - 3/27
    GoofySon'sMom - 3/22 - 3/26
    KMarston - 3/30 - 4/6
    PirateRachel - 3/31 - 4/6

    As you can see, we already have at least one reporter at Disney World for nearly the entire month of March. However, it would be nice to have at least a few more volunteers. So if you are planning a trip for March, please consider sending us some live updates either by text or email. :flower3:


    Also, I'm still taking names of those interested for April - June. At this time, I'm not ready to commit past 4/6 (the end of KMarston's trip) but if there is enough interest in doing the live updates, then I will seriously consider it.

    Here are the volunteers I have so far:

    APRIL
    mommakacie - 4/3 - 4/10
    mousiemom - 4/15 - 4/19
    Hannikins - 4/18 - 4/25
    buzz1121 - 4/20 - 4/27
    Rarity - 4/25 - 4/28
    aladdinsgirl - 4/30 - 5/10


    MAY
    MrsBearcat - 5/11 - 5/16
    CalSea12 - 5/11 - 5/21
    AvasMommy526 - 5/21 - 6/1
    buzz1121 - 5/25 - 6/8


    JUNE
    DisneyMamato4 - 6/2 - 6/9
    disnmooner2013 - 6/3 - 6/10
    sarabear - 6/5 - 6/12
    dutchdisneyfamily - 6/6 - 6/14
    GreenCntryGirl - 6/7 - 6/13
    Goofyluver - 6/16 - 6/21
    JennyWren - 6/24 - 7/1
    KateB - 6/25 - 7/1


    Last, I would like to thank everyone who has commented recently and let me know how much they are enjoying this thread. These comments are helpful to me in determining the level of interest for continuing the thread. I also love to see comments regarding specific updates which you find particularly interesting or helpful. Most of the credit for the success of this thread belongs to our many volunteer reporters, so please don't be "shy" about commenting on their great updates. I'm sure it's encouraging for them to see that their efforts are appreciated, and IMHO it also makes the thread more interesting. :thumbsup2
     
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  3. DaisyluvzGoofy

    DaisyluvzGoofy Earning My Ears

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    Marshallsmommy, i'm so sad to hear you didn't enjoy the Tomorrowland Terrace Dessert Party!!! I have this booked for our trip as a surprise for DH. He's got quite the sweet tooth and I figured he'd love this!!

    Thanks for the timeline of when you arrived/what the line was like based on your ADR, it'll help us a lot! Our ADR is 7:10 as well, but i'll be sure to get there extra early! Thanks again!!
     
  4. Kathymford

    Kathymford A little obsessed is ok....right?

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    By the way, in case people don't know, your seats are assigned by when you purchased your tickets, so when you arrive not a big deal other than getting to the desserts first!!

    We did this last April and loved it, but I think it all depends on the crowd. We had the front row table too and only a few people went to the rail. We could easily see everything.
     
  5. wdwpirates

    wdwpirates Don't lose ya soul cuz it's all ya got. - DH

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    Li Li & Nigel...thanks for that awesome review of Splitsville!! Can't wait to try it out!!
     
  6. jmm476

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    I wanted to say thanks for posting the order form for Goofy's Candy Co. If I had known how easy it was, I might have actually purchased a treat during my last few trips! I thought it would be like ordering at Subway and I didn't want to hold up the line while I tried to make my decisions...

    Also, a big thanks for Barb for keeping the thread going. It's the first thread I look at whenever I log in and I look forward to it!
     
  7. wdwpirates

    wdwpirates Don't lose ya soul cuz it's all ya got. - DH

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    I was suprised to see how many options there were on that Splitsville menu. I honestly had not looked at it before now.

    Ahhh...CG!!!!! That bacon cheeseburger flatbread is so good! My DS11 got that in Dec and both DH & I really enjoyed it!
     
  9. DaisyluvzGoofy

    DaisyluvzGoofy Earning My Ears

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    Glad to hear you enjoyed it! I know seats are assigned, and i'm hoping we did fairly well in that regard, because I booked on the third day after this date opened! I certainly want to have as much time to enjoy the treats as possible!! :cloud9:

    What time of the year did you go? I'm sure there will be much activity when we're there since it's the week before the marathon...
     
  10. disnmooner2013

    disnmooner2013 DIS Veteran

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    Jabeed - We will be there from June 3-10. I think I would like to give live reporting a try. The only thing is it is our honeymoon and not sure if I want to take time at night to report every night. Before I make a decision if you could pm me with more info on what exactly this entails please.
     
  11. Kathymford

    Kathymford A little obsessed is ok....right?

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    I went to the Dessert party the last week of April 2012.
     
  12. DisneyMamato4

    DisneyMamato4 Disney Obsessed!

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    I'll put my name back in for June just in case you decide to continue! My family will be there June 2- June 9 back at our favorite resort AKL!
     
  13. MrsBearcat

    MrsBearcat Mouseketeer

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    We will be there May 11th-16th with 3 TS and the rest QS. I would be glad to text you pictures if you are still doing this thread then. ;)
     
  14. disnmooner2013

    disnmooner2013 DIS Veteran

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    jabead if you are still doing it in June count me in for June 3-10. THANK YOU FOR YOUR WONDERFULlY HARD WORK AT KEEPING THIS THREAD UPDATED DAILY :cool1:. It gives all of us a place to see people's eating pics from Disney :)
     
  15. buzz1121

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    Oh my goodness Barb! I love looking at this thread! I can not begin to imagine how much work you have put and continue to put into keeping it going. Thank you so much! I like seeing the "real time" food options in the World.

    My family is planning to be at WDW to April 20 -27 to celebrate DS and DD1's birthday. We are going back for a combo Legoland/Disney trip May 25 - June 8.

    If you will PM me the basic information, I believe we would like to try to help support the thread with actual food pictures/comments instead of just drooling over it! ;)

    We have smartphones as well as our ipad so hopefully we will be good to go.

    If you decide to continue on past June, DH and I are considering an "adult only" trip in September and we plan on a family holiday season trip as well, likely in mid December.
     
  16. jabead

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    I got you all added to the potential list. Thank you so much for volunteering. :goodvibes
     
  17. jabead

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    I have a great batch of updates for your viewing pleasure this evening, so let's get the ball rolling. :thumbsup2


    Our First Update of the Day was sent to us by Li Li & Nigel. They had breakfast this morning at AKL's...


    BOMA



    Li Li said, "I know, overpopular restaurant, but we love their buffet breakfast!"



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    Li Li's Plate: Scrambled eggs with spinach and goat cheese, turkey bobotie, sausage, and African corned beef hash. In the bowl is cooked quinoa with crunchy quinoa and brown sugar topping.


    Li Li said, "I don't know why but I always love getting this quinoa!"





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    Nigel's Plate: Same eggs as Li Li, Corned Beef Hash, Sticky Bun, Chocolate Chip Muffin, Sausage, and Pap (white cornmeal).


    "Nigel liked the eggs a bit more than me, but as usual, we overall love this place!"



    3 January Game Points Earned + 1 Bonus Point for First Update of the Day
     
  18. GreenCntryGirl

    GreenCntryGirl The DIS keeps me up past my bedtime.

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    This is my favorite thread on the DIS. Hands down. I'll try to comment more because I really appreciate the work that happens with you, Barb, and all the people who send pictures.

    We will be there June 7th-13th. I have ADRs at 50s Primetime, Boma's (Dinner), Akershus (Breakfast), 'Ohana (Breakfast), Biergarten, and Restaurant Marrakesh. I'm planning counter service at Pizza Planet, Flame Tree, Be Our Guest, Cosmic Rays, and at the Japan and UK pavilions at Epcot.

    I'll be glad to help if I can!
     
  19. GreenCntryGirl

    GreenCntryGirl The DIS keeps me up past my bedtime.

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    I was really torn between Boma for breakfast and Boma for dinner. I won't let Boo know there's corned beef hash on the breakfast menu or she'll want to change my ADRs.
     
  20. Goofyluver

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    I told you we'd be there in June and we'd do updates.

    June 16th-21st. Put us down to reserve a spot.
     
  21. jabead

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    The next update received this morning was from hulagirl87.


    She and her family were at a Magic Kingdom this morning to have breakfast at Cinderella's Castle.




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    Cinderella's Royal Table




    First a menu pic...


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    Plate of Assorted Pastries





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    Healthy Choice Entrée - scrambled egg whites, hot ten-grain cereal, Greek yogurt topped with Castle-made granola, no-sugar added walnut-sunflower bread and fresh fruit



    hulagirl said, "I got the healthy option. The yogurt and granola were good. The bread was just ok. DH got steak and eggs but dove right in so I didn't get a picture."




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    hulagirl87 & her DD





    Then later she sent this snack update from

    Sunshine Tree Terrace




    First a menu pic...


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    Citrus Swirl Float



    "We stopped at Sunshine Tree Terrace and got a citrus swirl but had them make it into a float with some Sprite. Yum!"



    4 January Game Points Earned + 5 Bonus Points for menu pics, Main St., and pic of hulagirl & DD
     
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