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  1. Angebee

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    Thanks!! I'm SO EXCITED to be part of this! Been up since 6am for work and am STILL UP packing last minute things. I make no promises of remembering to capture my first Disney meal at this point. But here's where we're eating:

    Mon - 50's Prime Time Cafe dinner for dad's birthday
    Thurs - 'Ohana breakfast for mom's birthday
    Fri - Supercalifragilistic breakfast for sis' treat

    We're likely to hit a lot of typicals beyond that but who knows! It's Disney!
     
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  3. jabead

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    We have received our first update from Brenda and Emily (emmysmommy & JustEmmy).
    They have arrived at Disney World and enjoyed their first Disney meal at...



    JIKO



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    Dabo bread (Ethiopian honey-wheat) and flaxseed focaccia with Tandoori butter




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    Crispy Beef "Bobotie" Roll - with Cucumber Raita, Green Mango Atjar, and Honey-roasted Groundnuts





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    Oak-Grilled Filet Mignon with Ancient Grain pilaf, Brussels Sprouts, South African Red Wine Sauce





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    Spicy Botswana Style "Sesswa" Beef Short Rib with Cassava-Potato Puree, Sambal, Mushrooms, and Fava Beans




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    Cheesecake with Spice Cake Crust and Warm Sauteed Apples in Caramel (I think???) :confused3




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    Complimentary Chocolate Pistachio Cookies


    Emily said, "Everything was absolutely wonderful."





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  4. DonaldDoleWhip

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    What perfect timing! I had just decided to take a short break from studying for midterms (by checking this thread ;)) and the first thing I see is Emily and Brenda's Jiko update! It's great to hear that the food was solid, and I'm hoping the new places they're trying will continue to impress. :goodvibes

    Now I have a lot more updates to read :laughing:
     
  5. DaisyluvzGoofy

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    The restaurant was very clean! They had a great deal of wait staff around making sure the turnover was done quickly as well. They were consistently changing up the foods to make sure they were hot as well!!


    I :lovestruc gnocchi as well! Just looking at the menu, they were the selling point. I was a bit confused when it came out, because they looked like scallops!! But, overall, now that our trip is over, THIS DISH was my absolute favorite!!!
     
  6. Linda67

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    Brenda and Em's update from Jiko looks delicious

    Right now I am craving breakfast waffles from Roaring Fork though !! :)
     
  7. jabead

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    Just a reminder that next up to the Disney Dining Plate is...



    :cheer2: hotcarib :cheer2:





    hotcarib & her DH will be there from 2/25 - 3/4 and has offered to do live updates for us!





    HAVE A GREAT TRIP, hotcarib!!! :cool1:
     
  8. jabead

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    ATTN: MARCH REPORTERS


    Since we were somewhat short on game participants during the first part of February and it looks like we will again be short in March (*see Note below), I've decided to continue the February Game throughout the month of March. I've made only one addition regarding the Flower & Garden food & beverage kiosks. Each item from these kiosks that is included in an update will be worth 1 snack point.


    LINK TO FEBRUARY/MARCH GAME RULES


    Here are the volunteers I have so far, with trips beginning 3/1 - 3/29 (those arriving on 3/30 & 3/31 will be considered part of the April team):

    Stini228
    emmebear
    woodleygrrl
    #1eeyoregirl
    carmie3377
    dvc4life
    DannysMom
    GoofySon'sMom
    podsnel
    Arielle71

    If I have forgotten anyone who has volunteered, please let me know. I will be sending out a PM to all of you today to confirm that you are still on board to do live updates. This PM will give you my info for sending your updates.


    *Note: We are still badly in need of live reporters during the middle part of March. For most days from March 11 - March 21, we have only one volunteer so far (even have a few days with no volunteers). :worried: So if your trip falls anytime within this time frame, please consider doing some live updates for us.


    Here are the volunteers I have so far for trips beginning 3/30 through the end of June (again if I have forgotten anyone, please let me know):

    APRIL
    KMarston - 3/30 - 4/6
    PirateRachel - 3/31 - 4/6
    jecskc - 3/31 - 4/8
    HoneyBeeM - 4/1 - 4/6
    mommakacie - 4/3 - 4/10
    emmebear & rachel09985 - 4/11 - 4/15
    mousiemom - 4/15 - 4/19
    SmallWorld71 - 4/17 - 4/19
    Hannikins - 4/18 - 4/25 (WDW), 4/25 - 5/4 (US)
    buzz1121 - 4/20 - 4/27
    MRYPPNS - 4/21 - 5/5
    Rarity - 4/25 - 4/28


    MAY
    auntfrannie - 4/29 - 5/8
    aladdinsgirl - 4/30 - 5/10
    podsnel - 5/2 - 5/6
    carmie3377 - 5/4 - 5/10 (Disney Magic)
    RyMacJ - 5/4 - 5/11
    jimnlahaze - 5/7 - 5/13
    MrsBearcat - 5/11 - 5/16
    CalSea12 - 5/11 - 5/21
    quietgirl - 5/13 - 5/20
    AvasMommy526 - 5/21 - 6/1
    dvc4life - 5/22 - 5/27
    buzz1121 - 5/25 - 6/8


    JUNE
    chloesmommy - 6/1 - 6/8
    tammilynne - 6/1 - 6/10
    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
    AlohaAnnie - 6/15 - 6/28
    Goofyluver - 6/16 - 6/21
    JennyWren - 6/24 - 7/1
    KateB - 6/25 - 7/1
    Incredibleboysmom - 6/28 - 7/2 (Disneyland)


    So here is what we still need:

    April 7 thru 20 - 2 or 3 more needed

    April 21 thru May 1 - 1 or 2 more needed

    May 9 thru 13 - 1 more needed

    May 14 thru 31 - 2 or 3 more needed

    June 11 thru 30 - 2 or 3 more needed
     
  9. jabead

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    Let's get started now with today's updates, beginning with our First Update of the Day sent to us by Emily & Brenda. (JustEmmy & emmysmommy)


    Breakfast this morning was at the Animal Kingdom Lodge's...




    BOMA




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    "Sausage, corned beef, fresh pineapple, and bread pudding with caramel pecan sauce."




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    "Omelet with mushrooms, onion, and cheese."




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    "Grilled asparagus, scrambled eggs with ham and cheese, and turkey bobotie."




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    "Waffles (above) and chocolate chip pancakes (below)."



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    "Earl Grey tea and "jungle" juice (I believe it is a mix of orange, passionfruit, and mango juice). The Earl Grey was very nice, and they will bring cream, honey, or lemon for it as well."



    Emily said, "Like Jiko, again this was very good." :)



    2 February Game Points Earned + 1 Bonus Point for First Update of the Day
     
  10. debrapagliasotti

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    Jiko looks delish! I must eat there someday!!
     
  11. jabead

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    Next up are some updates from DaisyluvzGoofy, starting with some snacking around Epcot's World Showcase.


    She said, "Friday was our last day in the parks and our favorite, Epcot! We at breakfast at home so we didn't start eating... or drinking for that matter, until later in the afternoon. DH and I headed back into Les Halles for some snacks! "


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    "We shared a Apple Turnover and baguette, as well as I had a Napoleon and DH had a Chocolate Croissant. The Baguette was perfectly crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Ask them for butter!! The Apple Turnover was really flaky and delicious. I wasn't impressed with the Napoleon because it was impossible to eat!!! The layers were soggy already and I had to eat each layer individually because it was just flat impossible!! DH loved the croissant but wished it had more chocolate in it. (Don't we all?!?!?)" ;)






    Then a stop at the Mitsukoshi store in Japan to...



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    Pick-a-Pearl


    "I got a 7 3/4 mm pink pearl!! Whooohooo!!!" :woohoo:





    Then on to Germany...


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    "I had the Oktober Fest beer & a pretzel outside of Germany, where the sign is from, but I forgot to take a picture of it!!!" :eek:




    "We then headed over to get some treats next door at..."


    Karamell Kuche




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    "I had the pretzel stick with caramel & pecans (the one my mom is holding). The pecans on it tasted like honey roasted peanuts, and it was amazing!!! My dad had a chocolate and caramel covered pineapple. He really enjoyed it. We also snacked on some of the freshly made caramel corn, that was irresistible after watching it being made!"



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    Daisy added, "I included a bunch of pictures from inside Karamell Kuche, which doesn't describe how small that shop really is! It may be small, but boy oh boy does it smell wonderful. Ahhhh... I miss it already!!!" :sad1:





    "After finishing my beer in Germany, I headed to China for my reward... Tipsy Ducks in Love!!"


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    "This drink was great! And they weren't skimpy on the Jim Beam!!! The drink was nice and strong! It had a great balance of chocolate and coffee flavors. I agree that if you like Bailey's you'd like this drink. We thought about getting a second but we wanted to keep moving."





    Kringla Og



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    "DH ran ahead while we were enjoying the Tipsy Duck to Norway to grab School Bread. He apparently saw this on the thread and had to have one. I totally forgot about them, but it was great! They tasted really fresh, light and very creamy. If you don't like coconut then don't bother with this!!"



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    School Bread



    6 February Game Points Earned + 9 Bonus Points for pics of DMom, DDad, Daisy, Goofy, and other misc. pics
     
  12. jabead

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    And now for DaisyluvzGoofy's final update of their trip. :worried:


    This one is from their dinner at Epcot's...




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    First a menu pic...


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    From this, they chose..




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    Grilled Mahi Mahi with Laughing Bird Shrimp, Hearts of Palm, Jasmine Rice, Cilantro, and a Coconut-Lime Sauce


    "I had the Mahi-Mahi. It was in a coconut-lime sauce but this was a tad too overwhelming for me, and I love lemon/lime sauces!! The textures worked well with each other. The soft Mahi, long rice, shrimp and the sauce together were nice."





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    Orange Ginger-glazed Scottish Salmon with Vegetable Stir-fry

    "This is DH's Salmon. He raved about the Teriyaki sauce!! I got to try some, and it lived up to the hype! Flavorful but not too salty. He said the fish was really well done and loved the veggies that came with it. Filling but not stuffed from the portion size."






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    Coral Reef Lobster Orecchiette Pasta with White Cheddar Cheese and Basil Oil



    "Lobster Orecchiette Pasta was my mom's dish. She liked it a lot and had large pieces of lobster in her dish. I tried a little bit and it was nice and creamy, but could have had a stronger cheddar taste in my opinion. If you like creamy without overpowering cheese flavor this would be for you!"




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    "This is my dad's salmon. His looked a little different so we figured it deserved it's own picture update. ;) He really liked it too. He found it very filling and couldn't finish."





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    "I couldn't resist getting dessert, honestly..."


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    Baileys and Jack Daniel's Mousse topped with a caramel crisp


    "On our honeymoon they brought out the Chocolate Wave before we could pick a dessert. (Which was a nice surprise, but we really wanted the Bailey's & Jack Mousse) We had it this time though!!! The top part of the mousse had the Bailey's flavor, and the bottom the Jack. It was DELICIOUS!!! AHHH! I wish I could have bottled this and taken it back! If you aren't partial to the taste of Bailey's, don't bother. I think the two liquors pair well together because they both have a caramel after-taste. The mousse was light and fluffy, and there was plenty to be shared by two!" :thumbsup2






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    Orange Cheesecake with Blood Orange Sauce


    "Mom & Dad had the Orange Cheesecake. My mom is a sucker for cheesecake. (See: Narcoossee's ;)). They loved this. I tried a bit and wouldn't have traded my mousse for it any day! They loved it so much they took little bites for a long time, so long that DH and I had finished and were sitting patiently for them to be done."





    "I'll leave you with one last photo: I'm a Disney Chase cardmember so we got to have a special photo with Mickey & Pluto at the Cardmember Photo Center in one of the Innoventions buildings."



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    "Well that's all DisBoard friends. DaisyluvzGoofy signing off for reporting. Thanks to all of you who influenced my dining plans. If anyone has any questions about our experience please let me know!" :thumbsup2



    3 February Game Points Earned + 7 Bonus Points for sign and menu pics & last pic of the whole group
     
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    Since that was Daisy's final update, it's now time to say...




    Thanks so much for being a Live Reporter...Outstanding Job!!! :thanks:





    DaisyluvzGoofy's Total February Game Points Earned = 114




     
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    Next we have some Epcot World Showcase updates from Incredibleboysmom, starting with a snack update from...


    Karamell Kuche



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    Chocolate-caramel covered marshmallows


    "So yummy! You can get these with either milk or dark chocolate."




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    "This was huge. There was plenty for all 3 boys to share."





    Next to the United Kingdom's...


    Yorkshire County Fish Shop


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    "We got two orders of Fish & Chips. These exceeded our expectations! They weren't greasy at all. We liked them so much that we went back for another order." :thumbsup2




    Then last from the...


    Refreshment Port



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    Chicken nuggets & French Fries



    "The Allearsnet menu lists a crispy chicken sandwich, which is what the boys wanted. Unfortunately it is in reality a SPICY chicken sandwich, so they all got an order of these. They were hot and fresh."





    7 February Game Points Earned
     
  15. jabead

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    BREAKING NEWS!!!


    Though I normally post updates in the order which I receive them, I've got some great news from Brenda & Emily that they would like to share with their DIS friends. After a one night stay at the AKL, today they checked into the Yacht Club CL for the next three nights. They had booked a pool view regular CL room but with a little Disney magic they were given a complimentary upgrade to the...






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    ADMIRAL'S SUITE



    Emily said, "We are still in shock!" :faint:


    Brenda said, "I had to find the tissue box!!" :cloud9:


    Congrats Brenda & Emily!!!
    :cool1: :cheer2: :dance3: :banana: :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2 :woohoo:


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  16. Ginamarie

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    Admiral's suite looks amazing!! We loved the yacht club, even in a normal room, so I can only imagine how luxurious that must be!
     
  17. jabead

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    Now for some more updates from Incredibleboysmom.


    She said, "On Friday, DH and my middle son went to the running expo to pick up their packets for the 5K and DH's for the Princess Half-Marathon. My other two boys and I went to Champions Stadium for the first Braves spring training game."



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    "Here is the concession stand menu..."


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    "So what is required eating at a baseball game?"


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    "Caesar salad? Well maybe not, but that's what I had. You could get it with chicken added but mine was plain. This was pretty much straight out of a salad bag mix, but it was so hot that I just wanted something light."




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    "The boys each had a hotdog meal."





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    "After the game they allow the kids to run the bases. Here we are after they "rolled" the bases." :)




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  18. Goofyluver

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    We all get to come and visit, right? ;)
     
  19. jedijill

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    Congrats! That's so cool! Enjoy it.

    Jill in CO
     
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    And another update from Incredibleboysmom.


    She said, "On Friday night we went off-property for pizza at...


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    Here's what they had...


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    Greco-Roman Salad


    "This was kind of a ramped up Greek salad, as it was FULL of extra veggies. I love this kind of salad!"




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    Kids Cheese Pizza




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    "This is a thin crust pepperoni, mushroom and tomato pizza. Their stuffed pies take 45 minutes to cook and we wanted to get to Downtown Disney so DH opted for this. I had a slice and it was very good."



    "My oldest had Spaghetti Alfredo and though I have no pic, I know he ate every noodle."




    Then it was on to Downtown Disney's...


    Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop



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    Butterscotch Hot Fudge Sundae


    "The hot fudge part was unbelievably good. The butterscotch was just OK, as it was almost sickly sweet. Next time we'll just stick with "tried and true" chocolate." :thumbsup2


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  21. GoofySon'sMom

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    WOW! How fantastic! You ladies definitely deserve it! Can't wait to see tons of pics!
     
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