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  1. MichelleWDWfan

    MichelleWDWfan Mouseketeer

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    I just sent in my last 2 updates to Barb.
    I wanted to say thank you for allowing me to paritcipate in live updates and share my experiences :flower3:

    I had so much fun taking pictures of my fantastic meals to share with all of you. I dined at more signatures this trip and the food was superb.

    This was a learning experience for me & with practice I'll get better @ commenting on meals.

    I found that being on the Dlx ddp, I had a bunch of snacks left over.
    I ate breakfast & dinner everyday (did the signatures for dinner), and wasn't really hungry in between. A few times I did force some snacks...gotta have the deluxe Mickey Ice Cream, Hidden Mickey Rice krispie treat bar, and dole whip. ::yes::

    I did make it a point to try the Dole whip with Rum, Kaki Gori in Epcot, and Lefou's brew from Gaston's tavern. I wanted to try more from the food booths at Epcot but I was just so full I couldnt find any room to put it! :rotfl2:

    For those on the DDP. The Resort mugs are still the same as last years. I guess they are going to use them until they run out.

    I can't wait to look at all of my photopass pics. I took over 350 during my week at Disney. :thumbsup2

    If anyone ever has questions, please feel free to ask me.

    Now I am going to work on planning another trip!
    I promised my DS 17, that I would take him for a long weekend this fall so we can attend MNSSHP. It will be our 1st time attending.

    Thanks Barb, for all the time and effort you put into this thread, it is appreciated by all.
     
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  3. rachel09985

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    You did a great job! Thanks!!!
     
  4. 4HppyCamprs

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    Will send last live update in tomorrow. I have to make sure I have all the pics as I took pics on various phones.

    Barb you do a fabulous job on this and it is really a great resource for planning :)

    Sent from my iPhone using DISBoards
     
  5. debrapagliasotti

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    V&A looks absolutely amazing! DH & I are planning on eating there when we go for an Anniversary trip for our 15th in a couple years.
     
  6. jabead

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    Sorry for the delay in getting your final updates posted, Michelle. Tonight my family went to see one of my favorite classic movies on the big screen, Singing in the Rain. Some of you may recall from my last dining report that I like to torture my kids sometimes in the morning by singing the "Good Morning" song to them. ;)


    But now it's time for Michelle's update from Magic Kingdom's...



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    Michelle said, "I had dinner there on Tuesday. I didn't have a reservation but realized I had one meal left on my DDP. I walked in and inquired about having dinner. They were very accommodating and seated me right away. This was right at the beginning of the dinner seating and the restaurant was practically empty.




    Here is what Michelle had...



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    Zucchini Fries - baked seasoned zucchini with creamy sun-dried tomato dressing for dipping



    "The zucchini fries were very good along with the dipping sauce provided with them, but I didn't get to enjoy them because my entree was brought out so quickly. Honestly, it was less than 5 minutes from the time they brought my appetizer."





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    Shrimp Scampi - Linguini with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Asparagus tossed in a Garlic sauce


    "This was delicious. There were lots of shrimp and they were a very nice size."




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    "Lovely picture on the wall above my booth."




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    "I had Tiramisu for dessert but I was so upset by the pacing of my meal that I forgot to take a picture. As soon as I was seated my server took my drink and appetizer order. She then brought out a bread service and took my entree order. My appetizer was presented within 5 minutes of ordering it. I ate 3 of my zucchini fries and my entree was delivered to the table. It was as if they had the entree already made and waiting to deliver to a customer. I was very disappointed in the timing."



    Then Michelle said, "I have one more short snack update for you. I had several snack credits left to use at the end of the week because my meals were so wonderful I just wasn't hungry in the parks between breakfast and dinner. So I picked up a few goodies to bring home with me.



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    "Also I wanted to share these pictures of me and Snow White. I think she really liked my shirt." ;)





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    "That's the final update for me. Thank you very much for allowing me to participate in doing live updates, and for being so patient with me during my first try at live updating.



    6 February Game Points Earned + 4 Bonus Points for name/menu pics, misc. pics, and pics with Snow White + 10 Special Bonus Points for First and Only Update of the Day
     
  7. jabead

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    And since that was Michelle's final update, sadly it's now time to say...




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





    MichelleWDWfan's Total February Game Points Earned = :worship: 137





     
  8. emmysmommy

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    Ha Barb! I remember you sharing that! Your kids should appreciate your humor!

    We found the food at Tony's to be brought out too quickly in the past as well. It's like they had them lined up and ready to grab 'n go! Em had the shrimp and pasta as well and really liked it.
     
  9. jabead

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



    :cheer2: proudestmunkie :cheer2:


    - and -


    :cheer2: dvc4life :cheer2:





    proudestmunkie will be there from 3/16 - 3/20 and has offered to do live updates for us!



    dvc4life - Chris & family are combining a few days at Disney World with a 4 night cruise on the Disney Dream from 3/16 - 3/23. First they have a one night stay at SSR before leaving on their cruise on 3/17 and then 2 nights at AKL when they return on 3/21. Chris has again volunteered to do live updates for us!





    HAVE A GREAT TRIP, proudestmunkie & Chris!!! :cool1:
     
  10. Linda67

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    Tony's is one of those restaurants that I've always wanted to try, it feels like I've been walking past it for years and I've never got to actually check it out

    The location and themeing look wonderful but if there is one thing that I simply can't stand is being rushed through a meal :(

    It's still on my list for a possible lunch visit next time round - Mmm, we'll see

    Thanks for the review Michelle and thanks for posting Barb :)
     
  11. gardengirl628

    gardengirl628 Help, help, a Herrible Hoffalump!

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    Great reviews Michelle! Thanks for sharing them~and I loved your manicure!

    Thanks to you too Barb for posting! This thread is amazing!
     
  12. MichelleWDWfan

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    Thanks everyone for the nice comments!
    I had a really fun time doing these updates. :)
    I'm glad you all enjoyed the V & A Pics.
    I couldn't pass up the opportunity to share them!

    I was just looking through the thread, enjoying everyone elses updates, seeing things I didn't try or wanted to try..LOL

    I am missing Disney already!
    The week went by so fast.


    I feel the same way Linda67, I hate being rushed. I like to enjoy my TS meals at Disney.

    I don't know if it's because the restaurants had just opened for dinner?
    I experienced the "rush" at Sanaa & Tony's...and both my dinners were when the restaurants were just opening for dinner. Next trip maybe I will try to schedule later dinners...not for restaurant opening times.

    I tried alot of restaurants for the first time this trip...Flying Fish, Citricos, Sanaa, Le Cellier, Kona Cafe breakfast (yum)
    I was so pleased with FF and Citricos. I really love the dlx DDP.

    Hopefully I can do Live updating again when DS17 and I (Oh wait DS will be 18 by then! :scared1: ) go to WDW for MNSSHP. :clown:
     
  13. jabead

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    Hello everyone! :wave2: Sorry about the lack of updates today. I spent the day preparing for and then hosting a bridal shower for my nephew's fiancee. The shower was modeled after high tea at the Grand Floridian's Garden View Tea Room with tea sandwiches, fruit & cheese, etc., but for dessert I went with some local favorites.


    From "That's So Sweet" in Lexington, IL....


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    Mini-Cheesecakes
    Flavors: White Chocolate Raspberry, Chocolate-Strawberry, Peach Amaretto, Key Lime, Salted Caramel, Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, & Turtle




    And from "Sugar Mama Bakery" in Bloomington, IL...


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    Mini-Cupcakes
    Flavors: Snickerdoodle, Red Velvet, Chocolate Hoo-hah (filled with marshmallow), Salted Caramel, Chocolate, and Vanilla





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    Mini-Cheesecakes



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    Mini-Cupcakes




    Of course it was impossible for me to choose, so I had to have both. ;)



    Coming up next, some live updates from Disney World. :thumbsup2


     
  14. jabead

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    Our First Update of the Day was sent to us by #1eeyoregirl.


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



    Le Cellier




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    "I had the Martini flight (Torontopoliton, Godiva chocolate & blue martini) & DH had the Unibroue beer flight."




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    Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup made with Moosehead Beer and Bacon





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    Seared Scallops



    "We then started out with the scallops & cheese soup which were good as always."





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    Le Cellier Mushroom Filet Mignon - 8 oz. Canadian AAA Beef Tenderloin with wild mushroom risotto, white truffle butter sauce and micro chervil




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    Grilled Bone-in Ribeye - 18-20 oz. bone-in ribeye with herb-parmesan potato wedges and roasted garlic butter




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    Kids Steak and French Fries





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    Kids Elbow Pasta with Ground Turkey Marinara Sauce and Mozzarella Cheese




    "For entrees I had the mushroom filet, DH had the ribeye, DS had the kids steak & DD had the macaroni. All the steaks were cooked perfectly."





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    Cappuccino Mousse Cake




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    Cheesecake


    "For dessert I had the cappuccino mousse cake & DH had the cheesecake."



    5 February Game Points Earned + 1 Bonus Point for First Update of the Day
     
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    Next we have a beverage update from #1eeyoregirl.


    She said, "We stopped to grab a Mai Tai & Hurricane from the bar at the Studio Catering Co at Hollywood Studios.




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    Mai Tai & Southern Hurricane (Myers's Original Dark Rum, Southern Comfort, and Tropical Juices)





    1 February Game Point Earned + 1 Bonus Point for new cocktail
     
  16. jabead

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    Then we have our first update from a new reporter who arrived at Disney World today, proudestmunkie.




    "Hi Barb! So here's what we got so far:"


    Tangierine Cafe


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    Lamb Shawarma Platters served with side of Hummus, Tabouleh and a Tangierine Couscous Salad with fresh Moroccan bread



    "My fav counter service in all the world! Amazing as usual!"




    Bauernmarkt – Farmer’s Market
    (Germany F & G Fest booth)





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    Potato Pancakes with house made Apple Sauce






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    Krombacher Hefeweizen


    "The Hef was really good (I'm big into beer drinking and I was impressed with this one.) The potato pancake was good but not amazing."





    La Cava de Tequila




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    "And my favorite cocktail in Epcot...Jalapeno Margarita. I requested extra spicy and they got it just right." :thumbsup2



    5 February Game Points Earned
     
  17. jabead

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    And then for our last update of the day we have the final one from 4HppyCamprs, who's trip ended yesterday.



    She said, "Good evening Barb. This is my last report. We did not have reservations yesterday and so snacked around Animal Kingdom. I forgot to take some pictures but did get lunch pictures." :thumbsup2



    But first a snack update from...


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    Cottontop Tamarin Cupcake - Chocolate Cupcake with Buttercream Frosting





    Then lunch from...


    Restaurantosaurus



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    Mac and cheese Hot Dog


    Heather said, "Didn't expect much from this but it was actually good and I would order again. DH had the same thing and agreed completely." :thumbsup2




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    Lychee Coconut Rum Lemonade


    "My mom ordered this and I took a few sips to sample. Not a combo I thought would be tasty but again worthy of a repeat."




    And an interior shot...


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    "I guess this is my final update. All other snack must have been eaten before I remembered to snap a picture. It was a great trip and thanks for allowing me to participate!"



    4 February Game Points Earned + 5 Bonus Points for sign/menu pics, interior pic, and new cocktail
     
  18. SweetSpot

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    Too funny! This is one of my favorite movies of all time. My mother sang the good morning song to me and I have abuse my poor kids by doing the same to them. Best way to wake up the kids ever!
     
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    And since that was Heather's final update, it's now time to say...




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





    4HppyCamprs' Total February Game Points Earned = 54





     
  20. Linda67

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    Oh Barb

    You have just brought back very happy memories of our meet with your photo of those delicious mini cheesecakes !! :) :)
     
  21. DonaldDoleWhip

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    The desserts from the bridal shower you threw look awesome! You always do such an incredible job planning these events (such as the holiday party with a feast inspired by F&W)! :goodvibes

    The other updates from tonight are also great. I could definitely see myself enjoying Le Cellier's scallops, a platter at Tangierine Cafe, and a lychee lemonade from Restaurantosaurus (what an interesting drink - I never would have known about it otherwise!). :thumbsup2
     
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