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  1. jabead

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    That would be great! I'll add you to the list and be in touch in late April with my info for sending your updates.

    Thanks! :thumbsup2
     
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  3. sjs314

    sjs314 "Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and

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    The Martini Flight looks so very tempting
     
  4. jabead

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



    Dawn said, "We had an early start yesterday and arrived at DHS at 8:40 for a 9:00 am opening and found the park already open! Nice bonus! :thumbsup2 We made do on coffee and Atkins bars from our room until our 12:10 ADR at Mama Melrose with the F! Package."



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    "We were seated right at 12:00 at a nice four top and Simon our server was wonderful and very accommodating. The bread basket came and I was starving but didn't partake."


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    "The boys said the real butter was good and the rolls were crispy on the outside and tender inside."




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    Mama's Antipasto for Two - selection of Italian meats, cheeses, and marinated vegetables


    "Dylan and I shared the antipasto platter and it was huge! I don't eat a lot of processed meats so I found them a little too salty but Dylan enjoyed them. I loved the cherry peppers that had a little zing but were sweet and the pine nuts and kalamata olives. There were three wedges of each variety of cheese. One was Stilton or maybe a blue cheese, and the other three wedges were a hard parm. For strong cheeses like that, three large wedges of each was more than enough, but we took one for the team and finished most of it." ;)




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    Fresh Mozzarella and Vine-ripened Tomatoes with marinated sweet onions, balsamic drizzle, basil-scented olive oil and fresh sweet basil



    "Jesse had the fresh mozzarella and tomato salad. He enjoyed it but said it was a bit bland. Maybe a little more balsamic vinegar would help. A bit of salt too, but he enjoyed it and finished it all."





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    "Simon was very accommodating for entrees too. I chose the whole wheat spaghetti with chicken. It normally comes breaded but I asked for it grilled and with no cheese and the marinara on the side. It was delicious. The breast was butterflied and seasoned with traditional Italian spices. I enjoyed it very much and only added a touch of sauce and it made for a great light and flavorful lunch." :thumbsup2




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    Wood-grilled Tuna over a seasonal Vegetable Risotto, warm Vine-ripened Diced Red and Yellow Tomatoes, and Olive-Caper Butter


    "Jesse chose the wood-grilled tuna over risotto and had it cooked medium rare. He said it was fantastic! He isn't one to overly emote so for him that was high praise." ;)


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    Seafood Arrabbiata with shrimp, mussels, calamari, fish of the day, and whole-wheat spaghetti tossed with spicy seafood sauce


    "Dylan chose the seafood arrabbiata and said it was good and very garlicky but had a bit of an afterburn. He likes spicy food so it suited him just fine."




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    "For dessert we had all asked for the sugar-free selection and Simon was kind enough to forego the assortment platter and brought each of us a sugar-free panna cotta with a cranberry compote. I thought it was divine. It is amazing how accommodating service can be if you ask nicely and smile."



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    "This blended tart and sweet nicely and didn't give you the massive sugar rush. It was light and tasty. Being Texans, we have a fair bit of flan and it is very similar in texture for those who are not familiar with panna cotta."




    2 February Game Points Earned + 5 Bonus Points for sign, menu, pics of Jesse & Dylan, and First Update of the Day
     
  5. jabead

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    AuroraMeansDawn also sent us this update this morning.


    She said, "After Fantasmic! last night, we drug ourselves back to POFQ and ate at the food court. Jess was tuckered so he went to the room."



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    "Dylan had the Creole burger. It's a regular burger with fried shrimp on top."





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    "I had the Angus Bacon burger and removed the top half of the bun and knife and forked it. Dylan got my fries."




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    "I also had a small bottle of Chardonnay. I was teasing the kid at the register that I was going to just put my Mickey straw in it and sip til my feet quit hurting but he gave me a glass to class up my food court adult beverage selection." ;)





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    "Dylan and I split a festive looking but not too spectacular cupcake and grabbed a Mickey krispie treat to take home a friend."



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  6. jabead

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    Next we have some updates from emmebear & family.



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    emmebear said, "Good morning from Bonnet Creek! Cancelled our pre-park ADR at Crystal Palace as Emme's still not 100% and my parents were wore out. Emme is still not eating much, but said she wanted crescent rolls for breakfast. She even rolled and shaped them herself."



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    Emme is ready for their day at Magic Kingdom! :thumbsup2



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    Line for the monorail at the TTC...YIKES!



    emmebear said, "I just switched to the Resort monorail and no line!" :thumbsup2




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    It's a beautiful, clear day at Magic Kingdom!




    And here is another one of my favorite emmebear pictures...


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    "Spider-Man posing!" :charac4:




    A sweet treat for Emme from...


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    Then they had lunch at...


    Cosmic Ray's



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    Chicken breast nuggets




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    Cucumber salad




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    Bacon cheeseburger




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    Grilled Chicken sandwich





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    "A whole mess of toppings."



    And everything tastes better when you drink it with a Mickey straw.... ;)


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    3 February Game Points Earned + 8 Bonus Points for sign, menus, pics of Emme, parents, view, rolls, and my fav...the Spider-Man pose! :thumbsup2
     
  7. GreenCntryGirl

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    Haven't been around in a while, but wanted you to know I'm still around and looking forward to live reporting. :)
     
  8. jabead

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    This afternoon emmebear & Emme made a second visit to the...


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    Here's what emmebear tried this time...


    JARDIN DE FIESTAS - Mexico



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    Crab tostada served with Chipotle Mayo and Valentina Salsa



    "Omg!...so much crab. Soooo good! Crab tostada was ridiculous for $5.50. I'm getting another." :thumbsup2




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    Rosita Margarita


    "Yum!" :)





    From Germany's...



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    Krombacher Hefeweizen - 6 oz.



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    Savory Bread Pudding with Spring Peas and Wild Mushroom Ragout


    "Savory bread pudding was $3.75. Very generous portion but really salty. Cream of mushroom soup on steroids.
    Beer is delightful however!"





    From France's...


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    Terrine Campagnarde, baguette et compote de cerises (Country style pâté served with baguette and cherry compote)


    "Yummy!"



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    La Vie en Rose Frozen Slush (Grey Goose Vodka Orange, St. Germain liquor with White and Red Cranberry Juice)



    "The new slush...very good!"




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    FLORIDA FRESH - World Showcase Promenade, Mexico side



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    Shrimp and Stone Ground Grits with Andouille Sausage, Zellwood Corn, Tomatoes and Cilantro



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    Orange Blossom Pilsner



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    Chase VISA Free Photo



    8 February Game Points Earned + 12 Bonus Points for signs and misc. other pics
     
  9. Ginamarie

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    I can't believe how good all of that festival food looks!
     
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    Next up is an update from MichelleWDWfan.


    Michelle had dinner tonight at...




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    Mustard Seed-crusted Scallops with a coconut cream sauce


    "The coconut sauce was scrumptious!"




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    "I also ordered a side of garlic naan."




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    Butter Chicken and Beef Short Ribs


    "The meat was tender and nicely spiced but not spicy."




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    Red Sangria




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    Dessert Trio - Chocolate Cake, Tropical Fruit Kulfi, and Chai Cream




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    Birthday Dessert



    "A nice meal. My server is from my hometown...small world!"



    2 February Game Points Earned + 2 Bonus Points for sign and menu pics
     
  11. jabead

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    Then we have an update from #1eeyoregirl.



    She said, "We had an unplanned lunch today at The Plaza and we were not disappointed."


    The Plaza Restaurant




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    Grilled Reuben - thinly sliced corned beef on grilled marble rye with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing



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    Kids Cheeseburger and French Fries


    "I had the Reuben & both kids had the hamburger. For dessert I had the cheesecake, DS had the apples & DD had the Mickelodeon with mint chocolate chip ice cream."



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  12. SmallWorld71

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    Just wanted to add some info. about the plastic plates that Brenda and Emily noticed at the Plaza restaurant recently:
    I just read in Josh's blog over on easywdw.com that the Plaza shared dishwashers with the Main Street Bakery. And, as we all know, that is under construction and being converted into a Starbucks. So, apparently, the Plaza has lost their access to the dishwashers for the time being.
     
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    Next we have AuroraMeansDawn's update from their day at Epcot.




    Beginning with a visit to Club Cool...



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    And after ;)



    "Dylan would like to ask all of the DisBoarders, "Why is this a thing you say you must do? I can drink cough syrup at home!" :confused3





    "Then we had to have some pineapple to ward off scurvy so I stopped for a Dole Whip with spiced rum."



    PINEAPPLE PROMENADE  World Showcase Promenade, Canada side


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    Dole Whip with Siesta Key Spiced Rum


    "Surely it is 5:00 in one of the countries I could see from the pineapple pavilion. ;) It was delicious and cool and if you take three or so bites of regular Dole whip, it melts enough to stir it and make it a nice boozy treat."






    "We survived Mexico with no caloric intake but the soothing sounds of the Stave Church made us crave something more so we simply HAD to visit..."



    Kringla Bakeri og Cafe



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    ...where I grabbed a Ligonberry Horn. Apparently the Cloudberry harvest was poor this year so they changed berries - so said the CM behind the counter. Dylan had the sweet almond pretzel. Both were yummy but there is a distinct mass produced taste to them. I liked the tart/sweet combination in the Ligonberry horn but I didn't get a taste of the pretzel.



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    "The Vikings gave both snacks two horns up!"





    "After Norway we made our way to Germany where we lunched on Bratwurst from..."


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    "The boys had brats and pretzels and sodas. I asked nicely and subbed my dessert for bottled water here too. This is working out nicely for me. :) I ate my brat sans bun with spicy mustard and loved it. Just enough food with room for more treats. Jesse did his sans bun and sauerkraut."



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    "The boys also enjoyed the pretzels and watching our new dining companion, Dr. Doofenshmirtz, pop out every so often."



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    "But thankfully I saved room for a dark chocolate caramel with sea salt from..."


    Karamell Kuche



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    "Here are some display case shots but I ate the treat as I walked all the long way to Italy, where I LOVED this!"



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    Asparagi con Aragosta allOrtolana (Green asparagus, lobster, garden cocktail sauce)


    "There were four crisp tender asparagus spears, two nice sized lumps of lobster and the most amazing fresh garden cream sauce! We shared it and it was delicioso!"




    "Next we trekked to France and thank goodness the line for the Grey Goose slush was long so I headed to..."


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    "...for a La Vie en Rose Frozen Slush (Grey Goose Vodka Orange, St. Germain liquor with White and Red Cranberry Juice). This was sweet and citrusy with a tang. Very refreshing and magnifique!"


    7 February Game Points Earned + 11 Bonus Points for menus, Beverly pics, Viking pic and other misc. pics
     
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    Next Dawn (AuroraMeansDawn) said, "A quick trip to Canada for the film followed by a Diet Coke and water while watching Off Kilter left us just enough time to traipse to the Beach Club for the..."


    Cape May Cafe
    Clam Bake Dinner Buffet



    "It was nice to sit down and relax after traveling the world and we fortified ourselves with crustaceans and clams."



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    "Cape May salad with cranberries and candied walnuts, assorted cheeses, and olives."




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    "Seafood chowder (the other option was Carrot Ginger soup)."



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    "Peel and eat shrimp and Caesar salad. Easy to peel and nice sized (for a shrimp, haha!)"




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    "Roast beef, charred green beans, broccoli and a bit of cocktail sauce."




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    "Lots and lots of crab legs and mussels."




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    "Caramel flan, lemon cheesecake with blueberry cream, Boston cream cake."




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    "Flourless chocolate cake and Boston cream cake with a sweetener packet to give a size perspective. FYI, the Oreo truffles (bon bons) that so many of you loved are no longer on the buffet but you may purchase them at the Beach Club Marketplace."




    "And then lovely mousse they brought out for my ongoing birthday celebration."


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    "It was lovely and the bitter dark shell is the perfect compliment for the creamy mousse. I only had one bite of each dessert and it was more than enough!"



    "We really enjoyed the buffet. We had an early ADR (6:20) and perhaps that made a difference but we found everything fresh and delicious, the service outstanding and nothing wilted or soggy. May not stomach this as $40+ OOP, but it's a great dining plan use of credits!"




    Then Dawn said, "After a long day, the three weary travelers opted for a cab back to POFQ from the Beach Club ($11.40 plus tip, if you are interested, and worth every penny to my feet! :thumbsup2 ) Once back I put up my feet with my POFQ World Traveler Survival Kit..."




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    "...a bargain at $10.95! Guaranteed to make your feet stop hurting - for a little while anyway! ;) I'll check in tomorrow after our KTTK tour and Columbia Harbour House lunch! Gnite all!"


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    Like Dawn, it's also time for me to bid you good night. :wave2:

    I still have a surprise snack update from Disneyland to share with you and we shall see what tomorrow brings us from Disney World. ;)
     
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    First up today is a surprise snack update from Disneyland sent to us yesterday by Kathymford.


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    New Fantasy Faire Area of Fantasyland



    Kathy said, "I'm at Disneyland for the Annual Passholder Fantasy Faire Preview and have a few pics for you."


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    Cheddar Garlic Bagel Twist


    "It was bigger but DBF and I split it and the next one also..."




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    Boysen Apple Freeze
    Frozen Apple Juice with a Hint of Wild Berry, topped with a Passion Fruit Foam



    "The drink is the same as at Gaston's [LeFou's Brew] but with boysenberry added. Very sweet and yummy. The chocolate twist was very fresh. They also have strawberry twists."



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    Now for our First Update of the Day, sent to us this morning by #1eeyoregirl.



    She and her kids had dinner last night at Epcot's...



    Garden Grill



    "Both the kids had the light-up cups with orange Fanta and I had the Natura chardonnay. "


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    Basket of Warm Rolls with Maple Butter





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    Harvest-inspired Farmer's Salad




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    Roasted All Natural Turkey Breast with Lemon Caper Sauce
    Sustainable Fish of the Day with Roasted Tomato and Pepper Compote
    Char-grilled Filet of Beef with Red Wine Butter






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    Children's Platter:
    Oven Roasted Chicken Drumstick
    Baked Macaroni and Cheese
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    Kids with Chip


    "Everything was great and the character interaction was wonderful." :thumbsup2



    3 February Game Points Earned + 4 Bonus Points for pic of kids with Chip and First Update of the Day
     
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    Then #1eeyoregirl also sent this morning's breakfast update from the AoA food court...


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    Next we have MichelleWDWfan's update from her breakfast this morning at...


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    Michelle's Plate #1





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    Birthday Cupcake and Card



    "Love eating at Cape May Cafe. The food and the coffee are good here. No Nescafe...lol. :thumbsup2 My server was attentive and fun. Had great interaction with the characters Goofy, Minnie, and Donald."




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    5 February Game Points Earned + 5 Bonus Points for sign, interior & buffet pics, and pic with Donald
     
  20. emmysmommy

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    I was super excited to see a live review for Sanaa!! I'm definitely booking a lunch there next time so we can dine at the savanna! The food sounds awesome too so you get the best of everything. :)

    That's so funny about the Beverly at Club Cool! I'm guilty of suckering in both Em and DH to try it. I'm sinister like that...
     
  21. jabead

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    emmebear & Emme said their goodbyes and headed home today...


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    ...so it's now time to say...





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





    emmebear's Total February Game Points Earned = 72





     
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