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  1. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

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    For lunch yesterday, budafam & her DD were at DHS's...



    Hollywood & Vine Character Buffet




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    budafam said, "We tried to check in early but they were "running behind" so we had to come back later... we were seated within 5 minutes of checking in the second time around. The lobster mac & cheese was GREAT on the buffet. DD really liked the chicken nuggets (so did I)... the characters were great and the service was also good. I hear such bad things about this place but we've been there twice for breakfast and once for lunch now and loved it everytime. Don't shy away from here!!!"
     
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  3. jabead

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    budafam & her DD were at Animal Kingdom Lodge last night to have dinner at...


    BOMA



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    budafam said, "We went to Boma for an early dinner. We were the second family to be seated after they opened. I love Boma. I've been there twice before and the third time did not disappoint. I just wish I could've eaten MORE! lol... the seafood stew was on the buffet that night. YUM! And of course, the desserts were pleasing." :thumbsup2


     
  4. jabead

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    NoOrdinaryPrincess had lunch today at Captain Cook's at the Polynesian Resort.



    NOP said, "I'm still feeling a bit under the weather, so I had to eat my dessert while waiting for my entree
    (at least I had more portion control than J)." ;)




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    NOP said, "I ordered the Aloha Pork Sandwich. It was quite good. I'll give a more thoughtful review in my DR."
     
  5. jabead

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    auntfrannie was at the Contemporary Resort tonight to have dinner at...


    California Grill


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    Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Soup
    Petite Heirloom Florettes, Pumpernickel Croutons, and Smoked Olive Oil




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    Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Goat Cheese Polenta, Roasted Mushrooms, Zinfandel Glaze, and Crispy Sage


    auntfrannie said, "This was soooo good!" :thumbsup2
     
  6. jabead

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    One last update for today, this from NoOrdinaryPrincess, who also was at the Contemporary Resort for a late dinner at...


    California Grill


    NOP kindly sent pics of the menus, at my request... :thumbsup2


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    And here is her appetizer...



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    California Grill's Cheese Plate




    For her entree, NOP chose this...



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    Grilled Pork Tenderloin
    Served with Goat Cheese Polenta, Roasted Mushrooms, Zinfandel Glaze, and Crispy Sage



    NoOrdinaryPrincess said, "Everyone else was envious of my dinner selection."





    And finally, for her dessert...


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    Bananas and Caramel
    Crispy Baked Phyllo Squares layered with Banana Mascarpone Mousse and Caramelized Bananas



    NOP said, "This was quite nice!"
     
  7. Linda67

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    Great updates :thumbsup2
    I've just picked out my fantasy meal from the CG menu :woohoo:
    And, wow, Tony's Town Square looks good
     
  8. AvasMommy526

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    Wow, awesome updates everyone!!!! :thumbsup2 :cheer2:
    That crepe from CRT looks amazing!!! Everything looks great, I can't wait! I'm having trouble deciding if we should do 1900 Park Fare or CRT for dinner! I really love the idea of being at the castle (I've never ate there) but DD is only going to be 2 and it's a lot more expensive than PF. And the characters are supposed to be great at both! :confused3 Geez, what an awful problem to have! :rotfl2:
     
  9. jabead

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    It's time again for my housekeeping and recruitment post. :)

    I'm still looking for the following people:

    nessz79 - is taking a 2nd trip to WDW and this time bringing the whole family, including the in-laws! Arriving sometime around Oct. 18???

    CupcakeLisa - Lisa will be Honeymooning with her new hubby at OKW beginning around Oct. 19??? And I bet she will be having some of those delicious Disney World cupcakes!

    ksack - will be arriving at WDW sometime around Oct.24??? Coming from the Frozen Tundra to thaw out in the warm Florida sun. :sunny:

    Krissalee - Krissy and Craig will be celebrating their 14th Anniversary at the World sometime in early November??? And will be staying at the BWV.

    AeroKU - my neighbor from just up the road (Bloomington, IL) will be visiting the World sometime around Nov. 11???


    If you are one of these people, I would love to get the exact dates of your trip so I can update my list in Post 2 of this thread. Also any other details of your trip that you would like to share with us.


    Also, I'm happy to say that I had many volunteers following my last request for Live Reporters. Thank you so much to all of you! :goodvibes

    As of now, we could use one more person to do live updates next week (especially on the 16th and 17th). We are also still needing a couple of people for the last week of October (especially Oct. 29 - 31). In addition, I could still use a few more live reporters during the entire month of November, but especially from the 22nd on. For December, the second week is pretty well covered, but could use a few people during the other three weeks of December. So if you are going to Disney World next week or anytime after Oct. 28 thru the end of the year, please consider joining our team of Live Reporters. :flower3:
     
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    I just received the pics of the rest of NoOrdinaryPrincess' meal at California Grill, so I've added them to her update in Post 305.
     
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    Just received this update from NoOrdinaryPrincess...


    She said, "J and I skipped breakfast this morning because I had a special surprise for him.
    Afterward we met up with our friends at Magic Kingdom for lunch."



    Columbia Harbour House



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    Anchors Aweigh Sandwich - White Tuna with Lettuce and Tomato, served on toasted multi-grain bread




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    Lemon Slush




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    Apples Slices and Chocolate Cake
     
  12. TMGosizk

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    Oh my that pork tenderloin looks amazing!!! I love love love pork and love love love California Grill! That makes me want to get on a plane to Disney right now just to eat that for dinner!!! :-)
     
  13. DonaldDoleWhip

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    I'm still here! Don't have as much time to comment on reviews (school is picking up again :worried:), but just wanted to say that this thread is still awesome. :thumbsup2
     
  14. budafam

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    Ooo, I love seeing all of my pics up here... it's like reliving the trip again :) Today we went to Akershus for breakfast & Flying Fish for a late dinner... I have pics but I'm so tired I can't possibly get them uploaded tonight. We leave tomorrow morning :( I'll try to get them sent in Thursday sometime.

    Also, Disney's computers were down for part of today and while we were at the Food & Wine Festival, I used 12 of my snack credits... turns out that the computers did not take any of the 12 snack credits away from my card!!! So when we returned to the resort tonight, the cashier said that I still had 17 snack credits to use up :cheer2: so we loaded up on candy & goodies to take home. Yay for Disney's computers being down!!!

    By the way... ***Flying Fish was AWESOME!!!*** Loved it!
     
  15. jabead

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    Thanks so much for stopping by, Donald! :goodvibes I know how busy you probably are now with school. My DD2 was home from college last weekend for mid-term break (which consisted of the students getting Friday off :lmao:). That was the first time I had seen her since Labor Day weekend. :worried: But I'll tell you the same thing as I tell her...although I sure do miss having you around, school takes first priority. ;)




    I love all your pics too, budafam...very nice job! :thumbsup2 Whenever you have the time to send them, I would love to post your pics from Akershus and Flying Fish. I don't think we have had any from Akershus yet here and only a few pics from Flying Fish. Also, if you went to Tusker House on Monday and took any pics, I would like to post those too, as I don't think we've had any from there yet either. Oh, and of course, if you took any pictures of those 12 snacks that you got at the F & W Festival, we would love to see those as well. :thumbsup2

    Thanks so much, budafam, and safe travels home! :goodvibes
     
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    Just a reminder that next up to the Disney Dining plate will be...


    :cheer2: smile4stamps :cheer2:


    -and-


    :cheer2: stitchaholic :cheer2:



    stichaholic - and DBF will be taking their first ever Adults only birthday trip to Disney World! They are staying at AKL - Kidani Village from 10/11 - 10/16.
    stitchaholic will be doing live updates for us! Here is their Dining Itinerary.


    smile4stamps - Paula and Hunter will be taking their trip to WDW from 10/11 - 10/26 and of course, "It's ALL about the FOOD"! :thumbsup2 They are staying at CSR from 10/11 - 10/19 and then at VWL for the rest of their trip. Paula will be doing "live updates" for us! Here is Paula's PTR and their dining plans are included in her PDR.






    HAVE A GREAT TRIP, smile4stamps & stitchaholic! :woohoo:
     
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    NoOrdinaryPrincess was at the Polynesian Resort last night, where she had dinner at...


    'Ohana


    Her dinner began with this tasty cocktail...



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    Lapu Lapu
    Quite possibly the most famous drink on all of Disney property! This delightful mix served in a hollowed-out pineapple does an excellent job of transporting you to the tropics!


    Here are the ingredients: 2 parts Myers's Dark Rum, 2 parts pineapple juice, 3 parts orange juice, 1 part sweet and sour mix, topped with 1 part Bacardi 151 rum floated on the top.



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    Friendship Bread




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    Mixed Greens with Honey-Lime dressing




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    Chicken and Shrimp




    And last, but certainly not least... ;)



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    'Ohana bread pudding a la mode with Banana Foster sauce


    NOP said, "I was worried about this ADR but our experience was quite good." :thumbsup2
     
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    NoOrdinaryPrincess is at DHS this morning, where she had breakfast at...



    The Writer's Stop



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    Carrot Cake Cookie


    NOP said, "I may regret breakfast at the Writer's Stop later, but as P described it, the carrot cake cookie was "decadent". :cloud9:


    She paired her cookie with this...



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    Iced Latte
     
  19. DonaldDoleWhip

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    I'm catching up on reviews while sitting in class. ;) The bread pudding and carrot cake cookie pics are so distracting! :rotfl:
     
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    I am soooo hungry right now. This was probably NOT the post to read :rotfl2:
     
  21. nanienamou

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    I'm still following this thread! Thank you so much for posting all these wonderful pics. I'm a bit silent because pre-vacation work is always crazy and with all the packing and stuff, I don't have much time.
     
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