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  1. jabead

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    Then they had lunch at...


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    "I really really loathe the ordering system. It's so inefficient and slooooow."



    Emme chose the...


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    Kids Turkey Sandwich


    "Emme hated it. The bread was toasted hard. It also had tomatoes in it. They let me sub fries for sweet potato wedges."





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    "The steak sandwich was just ok. It was actually dry."




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    Strawberry Cream Cheese Cupcake - vanilla sponge cake, strawberry mousse filling, and cream cheese icing




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    "Cupcake was tasty!"



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    2 April Game Points Earned + 5 Bonus Points for menu pics, pic of Emme, and misc. other pics
     
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    Then just a few more snacks before it was time to leave.


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    "My first citrus swirl. I didn't expect the orange juice. It was a pleasant surprise and very refreshing on this hot day."




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    "Emme had a vanilla ice cream again."




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    Here's Emme's farewell snack...

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    And Rachel got a cake pop...


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    "Last snack of the trip. :worried: So sad I am at the airport now. I got a red velvet cake pop that disintegrated into lots of pieces when I pulled it out of the bag. It is very good but I still wish that they would get rid of the sugar sprinkles. It's too much."



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    Rachel, Emme, & emmebear




    2 April Game Points Earned + 8 Bonus Points for sign, menus, and misc. other pics
     
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    And since that was final update for the reporting team of emmebear & rachel09985, it's now time to say...




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





    emmebear & rachel09985's Total April/May Game Points Earned = :worship: 179




     
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    I would like to start by congratulating our :cheer2: February & March Live Reporting Team :cheer2: on the fantastic job they did. We had 32 reporters who sent us live updates in February and March, scoring an average of more than 70 points each! While I'm grateful to all of you for the contributions which you made to the live thread, I would like to specially recognize our top 5 scorers for their efforts.


    I am now featuring our...


    #5 - :worship: MichelleWDWfan




    MichelleWDWfan was at WDW to celebrate her birthday from 3/6 - 3/12.
    Michelle scored 137 points with the many updates she sent us during her trip.


    Here are some of my favorite pics from her updates.



    From the Flower & Garden Festival's...


    PINEAPPLE PROMENADE



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    Dole Whip with Siesta Key Spiced Rum


    "Very good. The rum gives it quite a kick!" ;)





    Michelle's snack update from Magic Kingdom...


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    "My favorite snack in all the world!" :thumbsup2




    From Michelle's dinner at...


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    "I had a glass of sparkling wine."





    Then from her breakfast at...


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    A birthday cupcake!




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    And a pic with Donald Duck #1!






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    "Champagne! A nice complement to my meal."





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    "I chose the dark chocolate cream puff."


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    Michelle said, "I enjoyed my birthday dinner. The decor and themeing were fantastic. I was not happy with my steak, it was very fatty with gristle. Everything else was very good. My server Joann was great."




    From her dinner at Magic Kingdom's...



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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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    Michelle said, "The whole experience was elegant and decadent. I had two fantastic wait staff...Sherry and Jack."


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    And last but not least, Michelle's picture from her surprise meeting with another live reporter, when they were both part of the cast for the Enchanted Tales with Belle show...



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    I am now featuring our...


    #4 - :worship: DaisyluvzGoofy




    DaisyluvzGoofy was at WDW from 2/16 - 2/23, along with her DH and parents!
    She scored 138 points with the many updates she sent us during her trip.


    Here are some of my favorite pics from her updates.




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    From DaisyluvzGoofy's lunch at...

    Hollywood & Vine
    Fantasmic! Package



    "After reading a bunch of reviews about H&V, I certainly did not go into lunch expecting anything even noteworthy, but I was wrong. I think this buffet, for late lunch/dinner (non-character) was Really Good not only for it's variety, but also for it's atmosphere and price."





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    "First pic: My plate, starting at 12:00 and working clockwise: Herb bread (good, nothing special), Fried Plantains (if you like the sweet taste of plantains, this is for you. It was a bit too sweet for DH and I.), Shrimp & lobster mac & cheese (Amazing, and totally worth going again JUST for this. Huge pieces of lobster and an abundance of shrimp), garlic mash (standard), Citrus BBQ chicken (great flavor, very moist), creamed corn cake (also amazing, and I had this more than once.)"




    Then a breakfast update from DaisyluvzGoofy.


    She said, "We started Monday at Crystal Palace with a before the park opened ADR."



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    "Both Nicholas and I knew Crystal Palace was basic. Our favorite things were the "make your own omelet bar" where we discovered late that it also served as a make your own pancake bar. As always our buffet favorite was the Puffed French Toast. The fruit was fresh and sweet, especially the pineapple. I liked the potato casserole over the breakfast pancakes but DH preferred the opposite."





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    "Our waitress brought us the cupcake and signed photo. Super cute!"





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    "This was our first ADR for our Honeymoon and a must repeat in our books!
    Our friend Brandee who works for a traveling event design company met us for dinner."




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    "For dessert Brandee had the Banana Split. She really enjoyed it but couldn't finish it. It looked really good."





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    "I had the No Way Jose. This was my favorite from my honeymoon and no reason not to repeat. Perfect amount of peanut butter and chocolate. So glad it wasn't that fake tasting peanut butter from that cupcake I had Sunday! Sooo Yummy!!"






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    "DH had the Fudge Mud Slide. He couldn't finish it. (That's saying a lot from my DH. When I had the lap band and didn't eat much, I used to call him my closer, because I could send him in to finish any of my meals. haha! ;) ) He said it was a little too much chocolate for him, but really good."





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    "After our snack, we had some more drama back home and I decided I needed another drink. So into Rose & Crown I went! I had the Welsh Dragon (pictured below) and a Mudslide later. I forgot to take a picture of because I was in and out of the restaurant taking phone calls. BLAH!!!"




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    Welsh Dragon - Peach schnapps, melon liqueur, creme de menthe, orange and pineapple juice




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    "We had this snack from "Dino-Bites" next to Restaurantosaurus. It was cheaper than the cone and had more ice cream.
    The cookies were soft and full of chocolate. I would certainly get this again!"





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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?!?!?)" ;)






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





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


    Karamell Kuche




    "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!!!"




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



    :cheer2: SmallWorld71 :cheer2:




    SmallWorld71 will be at Disney World from 4/17 - 4/19 and has offered to do live updates for us!




    HAVE A GREAT TRIP, SmallWorld71!!! :cool1:
     
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    Our First Update of the Day was sent to us by MickQuinn.


    She said, "For lunch yesteraday at Animal Kingdom we stopped by the Bradley Falls cart...


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    "It was getting warm, so we shared the Asian Noodle Salad, summer rolls and edamame. These were all served cold and were really light and refreshing. We added some of the peanut sauce from the summer rolls into the noodles...really good flavor." :thumbsup2



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    "The CM asked if we wanted extra salt. Yes, please." :)




    "We went to Epcot in the afternoon. The Doofensurper was on Quinn's "must try" list. It didn't taste as nasty as it looked."



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    "The flask cup is really cute."




    The Phineas and Ferb menu at the Fife & Drum...


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    "Then we popped into Germany's Karamell Kuche to pick up some caramel popcorn."


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    5 April Game Points Earned + 4 Bonus Points for menu pics & pic of Quinn and First Update of the Day
     
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    Next this morning, I received several updates from mommakacie yesterday. Her trip ended last week on the 10th but she had problems with sending her updates while there due to the Disney WiFi. I will post a couple of these this morning and then save the rest for tonight, since we are a little short on live reporters today (only 2 there now).


    This first update is from the Yacht & Beach Club's...


    Hurricane Hanna's



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    Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich with a four-cheese blend, tomato, avocado and arugula


    Kacie said, "It was really good. A note to anyone who eats there, though. Watch your food carefully. Someone at the next table over from us had the lobster roll and they walked away from the table for a minute and there were birds taking lobster meat off his sandwich! They flew in and snatched some and flew away!" :eek:




    "The next picture is the chicken nuggets and fries from Hurricane Hannah's. Kids meal, served in a bucket with a shovel. Also included a bowl of watermelon pieces."


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    "The next picture are 2 cupcakes from BabyCakes at Downtown Disney. The one of the left is the brownie cupcake with chocolate icing. The one on the right is the carrot cake cupcake."


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    "The last picture are the Macho Nachos from the ESPN Zone at the Boardwalk. Those were yummy!!!"


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    Macho Nachos - Crispy Corn Tortilla Chips topped with Chili, Cheddar Sauce, Pico de Gallo, Sour Cream, and Jalapenos




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    Now back to announcing another of our Top 5 scorers for the
    February/March Game.




    I am now featuring our...


    #3 - :worship: Arielle71




    Arielle71 and her DH were at WDW from 3/24 - 4/10.
    She scored 159 points with the many updates she sent us during her trip.


    Here are some of my favorite pics from her updates.



    Chefs de France


    "We both had the lobster bisque 4.5/5. While we were eating our soup we had a small visitor at our table !"
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    "I had the Croque-Monsieur, it was good but the outer part of the bread was to dry for me 3.5/5"
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    Croque monsieur et salade verte - The classic french toasted ham and cheese sandwich. served with a green salad - $13.99

    "My DH had the Quiche Lorraine 4.5/5"
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    Quiche Lorraine - The famous ham and cheese quiche served with a mixed green salad - $14.99





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    "We shared the Proscuitto e Melone to start and then the pepperoni pizza."



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    She said, "I had the burger with mushrooms and grilled onions and my DH had the Philly Cheesesteak...both were pretty good and their fries are really nice."



    Then for dinner last night they park hopped over to Epcot and dined at...


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    "We chose the scallops and the filet mignon entrees and we shared both...we had a great female cook, the best we've had there in more than 10 visits!" :thumbsup2





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    "We also had great dining companions and the food was nice and piping hot."





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    "After dinner DH was brought a birthday ginger cake."



    "For lunch we had sundaes at Ghirardelli. Mine was a Mint Bliss and DH had the Espresso one (I forgot the real name). This was a good and refreshing lunch!"

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    Espresso Escape - two scoops of espresso chip ice cream, dark chocolate hot fudge sauce, whipped cream and a square of Espresso Escape Intense Dark chocolate
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    Mint Bliss - one scoop of mint chip ice cream, one scoop of chocolate ice cream, dark chocolate hot fudge sauce, whipped cream and a square of Mint Bliss Intense Dark chocolate




    And last but not least, Arielle's great update from the Flower & Garden Festival booths...



    FRUITS BY THE GLASS
    World Showcase Plaza


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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 - Rating 5/5
    & Watermelon Salad with pickled Red Onions, Baby Arugula, Feta Cheese and Balsamic Reduction - Rating 5/5





    JARDIN DE FIESTAS
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    Tacos de Carnitas (Pork Tacos topped with Tamarindo salsa, served on a flour tortilla with Chicharrón) - Rating 4/5





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    Spring Pancake with Grilled Chicken and Green Apple - Rating 3.5/5
    & Beijing-Style Candied Strawberries - Rating 5/5





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    Potato Pancakes with house made Apple Sauce - Rating 3/5
    & Goose Island Brewing Company’s Honker Ale - Rating 3/5





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    Asparagi con Aragosta all’Ortolana (Green asparagus, lobster, garden cocktail sauce) - Rating 5/5
    & Panna Cotta al Limoncello (Limoncello flavored Panna Cotta, wild berries) - Rating 4/5






    HANAMI
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    Frushi (Fresh strawberries, pineapple and cantaloupe rolled with coconut rice, atop a raspberry sauce sprinkled with toasted coconut and whipped cream) - Rating 4/5



    PINEAPPLE PROMENADE
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    Dole® Whip with Siesta Key Spiced Rum - Rating 3/5



    "The winners of today: Shrimp & Grits, Asparagus and Lobster, and the Strawberries...they were big, juicy and very sweet. I told DH that I need to find how to redo that at home! Biggest disappointment: the Dole Whip. I loooove dole whips but it was really bitter with the rum."
     
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    Now one more two-part update from mommakacie.


    Part I is from Magic Kingdom's...


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    She said, "We all got the taco salad. This is the taco shell with taco meat that they give you. There's a fixings bar that had cheese, sour cream, lettuce, salsa, tomatoes, etc. It was good, but be warned, they don't give you a whole lot of meat."





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    Kacie said, "This is the pepperoni pizza and Caesar salad. The pizza was pretty good. Most of the meals come with a small salad. Mine didn't have hardly any dressing on it, but I ate my husband's, too, and his did. Mine must have come from the bottom of the bowl."



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    We received another update from MickQuinn this morning, this one from Epcot's...


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    She said, "Quinn loves bread so we requested a basket."





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    "We ordered the Frito Misto appetizer. Quinn and Pepere did not like the calamari. The Arancini was fabulous. Fried veggies included asparagus, mushrooms and zucchini."




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    "We ordered a large pizza, half picante (spicy sausage) and half Funghi. Everything about this pizza was delicious from the mozzarella to the soft, thin crust."



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    "We ordered the zeppole but didn't enjoy them as much as we could have because we were stuffed."




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    "We also got the tiramisu. Delicious but heavily soaked cake."





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    And we also received an update from our other reporter today, mousiemom.


    This was from her lunch at...


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    Grilled Steak Sandwich with garlic butter spread and pommes frites




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    Tuna Nicoise Salad - warm seared tuna steak with chilled green beans, potatoes, olives, roasted bell peppers, tomatoes, and hard boiled eggs


    "My father-in-law said it was the best he's ever had."




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    Strawberry Cream Cheese Cupcake - vanilla sponge cake, strawberry mousse filling, and cream cheese icing

    "My favorite!"




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    Chocolate cupcake​



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    Next up is another update from mommakacie.


    This one is from her breakfast at the Polynesian Resort's...


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    "The breakfast skillet is served family style. They will bring extra of all of it or something specific."




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    "They bring the waffles separately, fruit, too."



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    "That juice is fantastic!"



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    "It was a really good breakfast and cheap for a character meal compared to the other meal prices we'd been paying. I think the 5 of us ate for about $100, and at the dinner buffets, it was closer to $200. We'll definitely do this one again."



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    we will be there May 8-13 for 6 days over Mother's day if you need someone and we take lots of pics :goodvibes
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    Rainforest Cafe dinner DTD
    Garden Grill
    1900 Park Fare Dinner
    50's Prime Time
    Whisper Canyon
    and plan on hitting Garden Festival Fare, Beaches and Cream, BOG, Earl of Sandwich and partake on others we are on DP
     
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    We received one more update last night, this one is the last from roxysmum123, as her trip ended last Saturday.


    She said, "Hi there, sorry this is so delayed, the real world caught up with me fast!!"


    "My last dinner at WDW was at..."



    The Wave



    "I was there solo and had a great server that kept calling me "my lady" which made me giggle and swoon all at once, lol. I have had some poor solo dining experiences in the past but this was fabulous."




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    "My "appetizer" was the super fruit margarita. Delish!"




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    "For my main, I got the grilled beef tenderloin. It is not with the sides on the All Ears menu but with LOBSTER MASHED POTATOES. that is the usual side for it right now. Umm... amazing? Yes!"




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    "Dessert was the American flavors which consisted of key lime pie, strawberry short cake and Mississippi mud pie. The Mississippi mud should have been called "Mississippi pile-o-nuts". The key lime was sublime though so I'll overlook that."






    "My final day I got lunch at..."


    Liberty Inn



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    "I had the barbecued pork sandwich and s'mores mousse brownie. The sandwich was huge and delicious and the brownie I can still taste. I'd avoided this location for years, thinking "there's better stuff in world showcase than American food" but this will be a definite stop on future trips!":thumbsup2



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    Sounds good, I'll get you added to the May team list right away. :thumbsup2 I'll be sending out a PM to the May team probably next week. This will give you all my info for sending your updates.
     
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    Awesome so excited! 21 days and counting, love the WAVE
     
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    Just a reminder that next up to the Disney Dining Plate is...



    :cheer2: Hannikins :cheer2:




    Hannikins will be at Disney World from 4/18 - 4/25 and Universal Studios from 4/25 - 5/4 and has offered to do live updates for us!




    HAVE A GREAT TRIP, Hannikins!!! :cool1:
     
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    And since we have now received roxymum123's final update, it's now time to say...




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





    roxymum123's Total April/May Game Points Earned = 68




     
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    Our First Update of the Day was sent to us this morning by mousiemom.


    This was from Magic Kingdom's...


    Pecos Bill's



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    Taco salad​




    3 April Game Points Earned + 1 Bonus Point for First Update of the Day
     
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