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  1. dvc4life

    dvc4life Disney is my Happy Place

    Sep 15, 2008
    Happy Belated Thanksgiving. Glad you had a great day.

    Loved the picture of your dessert. That looks really good. Your story was a good one too. Kids, gotta love them! They are following in your footsteps. :thumbsup2

    And thank you again for doing this thread. It is absolutely wonderful.

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  3. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

    Sep 22, 2000
    I have one more update to post from those received yesterday. This one was sent to us by Susan (jecskc) last night.

    Susan & family had breakfast with the Princesses yesterday at Epcot's...

    Akershus Royal Banquet Hall


    Susan's Pastry Plate

    Susan said, "I didn't eat all of these, just had a bite or two of each one. All were tasty, but the two standouts were the ligonberry muffin and the cherry danish. Both of those were amazing and I ate all of each one of those."

    Then Susan said, "Here is a photo of the "all you care to enjoy" hot portion of the meal."


    Susan said, "All of this was good. These were the best Disney eggs we have ever had. Perfectly cooked and very tasty. I really liked the sausage and DD enjoyed the bacon. The potato casserole was our favorite part. Character interaction was good and service was great. DH enjoyed this meal especially. He loves big breakfasts like this." :thumbsup2

    Then Susan & family had their Thanksgiving Dinner at Epcot's...

    Garden Grill


    Main Entree Platter with Turkey and stuffing, Fish and vegetables, and Beef Tenderloin and mashed potatoes

    Susan said, "DH and I really enjoyed this. The tenderloin was our favorite. Perfectly cooked. Our waiter brought out chicken legs and macaroni and cheese for the kids which they really enjoyed. Our waiter provided wonderful service."

    Susan added, "We left both of these meals stuffed and satisfied. We had a fabulous Thanksgiving. We hope everyone else had one as well." :goodvibes
  4. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

    Sep 22, 2000

    It's all about the Cocktails!

    African Star Mojito

    Agave Nectar Margarita - Narcoossee's

    Armadillo Punch - Laffer's Cantina (Downtown Disney, Pleasure Island)

    GoofySon'sMom's Avocado Margarita - La Hacienda

    budafam's Avocado Margarita - San Angel Inn

    DancingDaisyDuck's Avocado Margarita - To Go from La Cava de Tequila

    Jersette's Bella Italia Wine Flight - Mama Melrose

    DisWishes720's Bellini - Tutto Gusto

    glasslipper's Big Bamboo - Yak & Yeti

    sanapp's Blood Orange Margarita - Flying Fish

    DisWishes720's Blood Orange Margarita - La Cava de Tequila (To Go)

    smile4stamps' Bloody Mary & Poolside Plunge - Wilderness Lodge Pool Bar

    Bushmill's Irish Whiskey & Soda - Raglan Road

    sanapp's California Sunset - California Grill

    Canadian Whiskey Flight - Le Cellier

    Candy Apple Martini - T-Rex

    Canto Loopy - Joy of Tea (Epcot, China)

    Captain's Mai Tai - 'Ohana

    Casablanca Coffee - Tangierine Café

    Caveman Punch - T-Rex

    Chardonnay Wine Flight - Flying Fish Cafe

    Chocolate Martini
    - Sanaa

    Citizens Take (Margarita) Flight - Hollywood Brown Derby

    podsnel's Citrus Infusion - Boardwalk Pool Bar (includes menu pic)

    Classic Margarita - La Hacienda

    Cucumber Margarita - La Cava de Tequila

    emmebear's Dirty Vodka Martini - Boma

    Nanabug02's Dirty Shirley - Narcoossee's

    Empress Bloody Mary - Yak & Yeti

    AlohaPolynesian's English Rose - Rose & Crown

    Forever Young - Territory Lounge (WL)

    French Martini - California Grill

    Gina99's Godiva Liqueur Flight - Narcoossee's

    Grand Marnier Orange Slush - France Wine Kiosk

    jmm476's Grand Marnier Orange Slush

    Grey Goose Citron Lemonade Slush - France Kiosk

    emmebear's Grey Goose Citron Lemonade Slush

    emmebear's Grand Marnier & Grey Goose Citron Lemonade Slushes - France Kiosk

    Green Tea Martini - Tokyo Dining

    Irish Coffee - Raglan Road

    Jalapeno Margaritas - La Cava de Tequila

    disneychristmasx3's Jalapeno Margarita - La Cava de Tequila

    Johannesburg Wine Flight - Sanaa

    Kande Coconut Cooler - Sanaa

    Frozen Kirin Beer - Japan's Kabuki Cafe

    Alice BlueBonnet's Lapu Lapu - 'Ohana/Tambu Lounge

    Leaping Leprechaun - Rose & Crown Pub

    Le Cellier Martini Flight

    Lime-Raspberry Margarita - La Hacienda

    Lychee Coconut Rum Lemonade

    sanapp's Magical Star Cocktail

    Mai Tai - California Grill

    DisWishes720's Mai Tai - Hurricane Hannah's at the Beach Club

    Malawi Mango Margarita - Sanaa

    Frozen Mango Margarita - Mexico Margarita stand

    Margarita - Margarita Bar at Downtown Disney

    Margarita - Bongos

    Margarita & Tropical Drink (name unknown) - Yachtsman

    Margarita Flight - Hollywood Brown Derby

    Mojito - Coronado Springs Pool Bar

    sanapp's Mt. Kilimarita - Jiko

    Open Audition - Hollywood Brown Derby

    Ouzo-tini - Kouzzina

    Painted Lemur

    Paradise Punch - Wilderness Lodge Pool Bar

    Passionfruit Margarita - La Cava de Tequila

    Pear Martini - Flying Fish Cafe

    Jersette's Pimm's Cup - Rose & Crown Pub

    Alice BlueBonnet's Pimm's Punch - Victoria Falls Lounge (AKL)

    Pina Colava - 1900 Park Fare

    Pineapple Margarita - La Cava de Tequila

    Frozen Pinapple Margarita - Boardwalk Joe's

    Pineapple Upside-Down Martini - 'Ohana/Tambu Lounge

    Poison Apple - Mizner's Lounge

    Pomegranate Margarita - La Cava de Tequila

    Pomegranate Splash - Crew's Cup Lounge (Yacht Club)

    Poolside Plunge - Wilderness Lodge Pool Bar

    Powerhouse Red Wine Flight - Tutto Gusto

    Pitcher of Red Sangria - Via Napoli

    Red Stag Lemonade - Victoria Falls Lounge (AKL)

    Rosita Margarita - La Hacienda

    Rum Runner - High Octane Refreshments at DHS

    Sake-rita - Tokyo Dining

    Sake Sangria - Kimonos

    Sam Adams Beer Flight - Raglan Road

    Sangria - Coronado Springs Pool Bar

    Alice Bluebonnet's Scottish Raspberry Lemon Drop - Victoria Falls Lounge (AKL)

    podsnel's Scottish Raspberry Lemon Drop - Victoria Falls Lounge (AKL)

    AlohaPolynesian's Scottish Raspberry Lemon Drop - Kona Cafe

    Serenity - Bluezoo

    Shanghai Express - Yak & Yeti

    Sicilian Ice Tea - Tutto Gusto

    Slippery Nipple - Tambu Lounge

    Sochu on the rocks - Tokyo Dining

    South Sea Breeze - Nine Dragons

    Southern Hurricane - Studio Catering

    Strawberry Margarita - Coronado Springs Pool Bar

    glasslipper's Frozen Strawberry Margarita

    Strawberry Mint Julep - 1900 Park Fare

    Tangierine Cocktail - Tangierine Cafe

    Tequila Flight - La Hacienda

    Tipsy Ducks in Love - Joy of Tea Kiosk

    Tropical Macaw - Tambu Lounge (Polynesian)

    Typhoon Tilly and Frozen Margarita - Typhoon Lagoon

    Ultimate Long Island Ice Tea - Crew's Cup Lounge (Yacht Club)

    Very Berry Blueberry Martini - Raglan Road

    Victoria Falls Mist - Victoria Falls Lounge (AKL)

    Vodka Martini - Bluezoo

    Welsh Dragon - Rose & Crown Pub

    White Sangria - Yachtsman

    Wine Flights from La Cava a Vin Wine Room - Epcot's France Pavilion

    Yak Attack - Yak & Yeti

    glasslipper's Yak Attack - Yak & Yeti

    Zooberry - Bluezoo


    Tracerr00's - Eilee & Turkey Leg

    Alice BlueBonnet's Carrot Cake Cookie

    Alice BlueBonnet's Jalapeno Cheese Stuffed Pretzel

    Smiling Cheshire Cat's Halloween Cookies

    sarabear's Mickey Ice Cream Bar

    budafam's Halloween Candy from the MNSSHP

    stitchaholic's Halloween Candy from the MNSSHP

    stitchaholic's Jalapeno Cheese Stuffed Pretzel & Coke Floats

    MickeyNicki's Pumpkin Funnel Cake with Ice Cream - Epcot Funnel Cake Kiosk

    MickeyNicki's - Todd's Egg Roll from MK Adventureland Cart

    MickeyNicki's Popcorn

    emmebear's Jalapeno Cheese Stuffed Pretzel - AK's Safari Pretzel?

    dvc4live's Mickey Pretzel

    rachel09985's Jalapeno cheese-stuffed Pretzel

    podsnel's Frozen Coke

    podsnel's Astronaut (Freeze-dried) Ice Cream Sandwich and Chocolate Ice Cream with Chocolate Chips - Mission Space gift shop

    podsnel's Plain Pretzel

    podsnel's Chocolate Crepe - France's Crepe Kiosk

    podsnel's Triple Blast Ice Pop

    Roma's Dole Whip Swirl

    cyndiloveswalt's Mickey-shaped Pretzel

    Roma's Jalapeno Cream Cheese Pretzel

    podsnel's M & M Cookie

    cyndiloveswalt's Chocolate-dipped Mickey Rice Krispie Treat

    HoneyBeeM's Cake Pops

    HoneyBeeM's School Bread

    Nanabug02's Snacking around World Showcase

    HoneyBeeM's Strawberry Shortcake from Sunshine Seasons

    Nanabug02's Chocolate-dipped Mickey Chocolate Chip Cookie

    jecskc's Plain Pretzel

    emmebear's Popcorn, Dole Whip Float, & Cream Cheese Pretzel

    mousiemom's Jalapeno cheese-stuffed pretzel and frozen lemonade

    mousiemom's Iced Coffee Float, Raspberry Lemonade Slush, Dole Whip Floats

    sunnysideup3's Mickey Ice Cream Bar

    AlohaPolynesian's Nachos & Cheese

    disneydivamama's Dole Whip Float

    ILikeWaffles' Snacking around World Showcase - Churritos, Baklava, S'mores Mousse Brownie

    DisWishes720's Turkey Leg from MK

    krhst25's Epcot Pretzels & Club Cool Frozen Coke

    DisWishes720's Cream Cheese Pretzel from DHS

    krhst25's Cinnamon-glazed almonds from Animal Kingdom

    wildelady's Popcorn in R2-D2 bucket

    glasslipper's Mickey Ice Cream Bar & Ice Cream Sandwich

    MissPrice's Red Velvet Cake Pop

    CaliBear's Vegetable Egg Roll from MK Adventureland cart

    ladynight1's Chocolate Crepes from Epcot's France Kiosk

    nicole0992's Sugar Crepe from Epcot's France Kiosk

    Holiday-themed Updates

    GoofySon'sMom's Souvenir Mug with Gingerbread Hot Chocolate & Popcorn Container

    podsnel's Souvenir Popcorn Container

    GoofySon'sMom's Pics of Cookies & Hot Cocoa at MVMCP

    Nanabug02's Grand Floridian Gingerbread House

    HoneyBeeM's Christmas Popcorn Box

    Nanabug02's Holiday decorated cookies, apples, and Mickey Gingerbread cookies

    HoneyBeeM's various holiday treats from the Contemporary

    Nanabug02's Fort Wilderness Christmas Tree

    Nanabug02's Gingerbread Area from the Contemporary & Holiday cupcakes from Contempo Cafe

    emmebear's Holiday Mickey & Minnie Topiaries and Christmas Tree at Epcot

    emmebear's Christmas Tree inside Cinderella's Castle

    mousiemom's Mexico Storyteller: Three Kings

    emmebear's Holiday Cupcake & Chocolate Dipped Mickey Krispy with Holiday Sprinkles

    sanapp's Boardwalk Lobby Holiday Display

    emmebear's Christmas Duffy & Magic Kingdom Toy Soldiers

    ILikeWaffles' Pere Noel - Epcot Storyteller (France)

    mousiemom's Osborne Lights

    mousiemom's AoA's Christmas Tree

    mousiemom's Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade

    Dalamara's Snowman Decorated Rice Krispie Treat

    Dalamara's Holiday-decorated Cupcake from Main Street Bakery

    ILikeWaffles' Port Orleans Riverside Christmas Tree & Poinsettia Landscaping

    ses1230's Beach Club's Gingerbread Carousel

    Dalamara's Marshmallow Snowman Treat from Big Top Souvenirs

    grrrlennyl's Cookies & Hot Cocoa from MVMCP

    emmebear's AoA & Pop Century's Christmas Trees

    krhst25's Christmas Hats and Stockings

    emmebear's Animal Kingdom Christmas Tree

    krhst25's Polynesian Monorail Christmas Tree & Downtown Disney Marketplace Christmas Tree

    krhst25's Father Christmas Tree from Epcot UK

    emmebear's Holiday Stitch Topiary (Epcot) & Christmas tree towel

    emmebear's Cinderella's Castle & MK Christmas Tree

    grrrlennyl's Coral Reef Ocean-themed Christmas Tree

    grrrlennyl's Behind the Seeds Tour Rosemary Christmas Treel

    Rarity & DSis with Pere Noel Epcot Storyteller

    krhst25's Animal Kingdom Lodge's Christmas Trees

    krhst25's Animal Kingdom's Christmas Trees

    krhst25's Castmember Gingerbread Houses at AoA

    grrrlennyl's Magic Kingdom Christmas Tree

    grrrlennyl's Holiday decorated Mickey Cake Pop

    disneychristmasx3's Gingerbread House at Epcot's American Pavilion

    AppleSister1's Downtown Disney Christmas Mickey Topiary & Fountain

    disneychristmasx3's Karamell Kuche Gingerbread House Window Display

    DonaldDoleWhip's AoA's Christmas Tree Pics

    Miscellaneous Other Disney World Pics

    AOA Little Mermaid Room - by sarabear

    Chase VISA Lounge - by LuvLuvLuv

    cyndiloveswalt's Mickey's Jingle Jungle 5K Pics

    chocolateMinnie's Celebration Mini-Cake

    mousiemom's AoA Resort's Nighttime Pics

    DonaldDoleWhip's CSR Room & El Centro Fountain Pics

    DonaldDoleWhip's new Fantasyland pics

    emmebear's pics around Epcot & Grand Beach Resort Condo

    emmebear's DISmeet with rachel09985 at DHS

    emmebear's DISmeet with rachel09985 at Magic Kingdom

    DonaldDoleWhip's Expedition Everest at Night pics

    emmebear's Quiet Main Street pics

    Giselle22's Pasta in the Park Dinner (part of Marathon weekend)

    Giselle22's Half-Marathon Snack Box

    disneybride96's "Keep Moving Forward" Segway Tour pic

    CaliBear's Limited Time Magic "Rarely Seen" Character pics
  5. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

    Sep 22, 2000
    Just a reminder that next up to the Disney Dining plate will be...

    :cheer2: sanapp :cheer2:


    :cheer2: ILikeWaffles :cheer2:


    :cheer2: Gina99 :cheer2:

    sanapp will at WDW from 11/24 - 12/1 and has volunteered to do live updates for us!

    ILikeWaffles - Jess will be introducing her husband, Pete, to the magic of Disney World. They will arrive in Orlando on 11/24, but will spend a few days at Universal Studios first. They will then be staying in a Royal Guest room at POR from 11/28 - 12/7. Also, Jess & Pete will have dinner at Be Our Guest on the 29th. She has started her PDR.

    Jess has volunteered to do live updates for us during her trip!

    Gina99, who will be taking her FIRST TRIP to Disney World from 11/24 - 12/1 and will attempt to do some live updates for us!

    And then arriving on Sunday will be...

    mommyof3princess27 - Erin, her DH, Jim, her 3 daughters and pretty much everyone else she is related to are going to Disney World! :grouphug: They will staying in a Royal Guest room at POR from 11/25 - 12/2 and dining at BOG on their first night. Sounds like it will be a fun family reunion! Here is Erin's PDR.

    HAVE A GREAT TRIP, sanapp, ILikeWaffles, Gina99, & mommieof3princess27!!! :cool1:
  6. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

    Sep 22, 2000
    Since I believe that we received our final post-trip update from Ellen (podsnel) earlier this week, it is now time to say...

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

    podsnel's Total Scavenger Hunt Points Earned = :worship: 71

    Note from jabead: Is it possible for anyone to beat podsnel's outstanding score??? Stay tuned to find out. ;)
  7. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

    Sep 22, 2000
    Okay, I think I'm all caught up now and ready to start posting the many great updates I have already received today.

    Starting with our First Update of the Day from Nanabug02, of course!

    (Note that Nanabug sent us the First Update of the Day on each day of her 8 day trip. Way to go, Nanabug!!! :thumbsup2)

    Nanabug02's group had dinner on Wednesday night at the Polynesian Resort's...


    Several in her group started with this well-known cocktail...


    Lapu Lapu x 3

    Note from jabead: This is the first time I've seen that many Lapu Lapus in one picture, so I'm awarding this a Bonus point. ;)

    And Nanabug had this...


    Nanabug & a Blue Glow-tini (Citrus Vodka, Peach Schnapps, Blue Curacao, Pineapple Juice & a glowing ice cube)

    NB02 said, "This was great!"

    And now for the food...


    Salad - Mixed greens with a honey-lime dressing

    NB02 said, "We all liked the dressing."


    Honey Coriander Chicken Wings & Pork fried dumplings

    NB02 said, "My fave." :thumbsup2


    NB02's BIL holding the Lo Mein Noodles & Broccoli

    Nanabug said, "Pretty sure I ate all the noodles." :lmao:

    Then here comes the chicken...


    Followed by the shrimp...


    Nanabug said, "I think we put them out of business with all the shrimp we ate!" ;)

    NB02 said, "Where's the beef? Here it is!" :thumbsup2


    Note from jabead: I love the pics of the skewered meats being served by the CMs and it's the first time that anyone has included these in an 'Ohana update for this thread. Therefore, I'm awarding Nanabug 3 bonus points (one for each pic).

    And of course, dinner at 'Ohana would not be complete without this...


    'Ohana bread pudding served a la mode with Bananas and Caramel Sauce

    So that's
    1 pt. for First Update of the Day
    1 Bonus pt. for the Lapu Lapu x 3
    3 Bonus pts. for the Skewered Meats Pics
    1 pt. for pic of her BIL

    6 Scavenger Hunt Points Earned
  8. Linda67

    Linda67 Has a Masters in Margaritas

    Aug 18, 2009
    Such a great 'Ohana review:)
  9. SAT887

    SAT887 DIS Veteran

    Dec 7, 2010
    The pictures of the servers remind me of stock photos! Can't wait to eat here again in 2 weeks.
  10. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

    Sep 22, 2000
    Then yesterday Nanabug02's group was at DHS, where they had lunch at...

    Toy Story Pizza Planet


    Two Pepperoni Pizzas and One Meatball Pizza
    served with Mixed Greens Salad

    Nanabug said, "We all had pizzas. They came with little caesar salads. Then we all had chocolate chip cookies for dessert."


    And then later Nanabug had this snack at DHS...


    Chocolate-dipped Mickey Chocolate Chip Cookie

    1 Scavenger Hunt Point Earned for Mickey Cookie Snack
  11. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

    Sep 22, 2000
    While Kristi (klinlin) and family were at the airport this morning waiting to board their flight home, she sent us a couple of pics from their meal at...

    Rainforest Cafe

    First was a pic of the Kids' Menu...


    Then a pic of their dessert...


    Sparkling Volcano Dessert

    Kristi said, "My husband got food poisoning from his meal at Rainforest and that put a damper on things." :worried:

    1 Scavenger Hunt Point earned for the Menu Pic
  12. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

    Sep 22, 2000
    Since that was Kristi's (klinlin) last update of her trip, it is now time to say...

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

    kinlin's Total Scavenger Hunt Points Earned = 6
  13. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

    Sep 22, 2000
    Nanabug02's group celebrated Thanksgiving together last night by having dinner at the...


    First a menu pic...



    Place Setting

    NB02 said, "We are ready for some grub!" :thumbsup2



    NB02 said, "This was soooo good! I couldn't stop eating it." ;)


    Bucket of Salad

    NB02 said, "The salad was good, but could have used more dressing."


    Nanabug's BIL and SIL enjoying the "All you can Drink" Sangria


    Bucket of Fried Chicken

    Nanabug said, "Everyone loved the fried chicken!" :thumbsup2


    Bucket of Smoked Barbecued Pork Ribs

    Nanabug said, "The ribs just fell off the bone. I'm sorry to say, I did not get pics of the beans, potatoes, or corn, but it was all yummy." :thumbsup2

    And that just leaves dessert...


    Strawberry Shortcake

    NB02 said, "This was the most delicious strawberry shortcake ever! We cleaned 3 of these bowls!"

    Nanabug added, "We loved the Hoop-Dee-Doo! The performers threw in some Christmas songs into the usual show. The whole family was so impressed and had so much fun. Great Thanksgiving dinner, even without turkey!" :thumbsup2

    "I'll leave off with a Christmas pic. Here is the Christmas tree at Fort Wilderness."


    3 Scavenger Hunt Points Earned for Update from HDDR, Menu pic, and FW Christmas tree
  14. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

    Sep 22, 2000
    On their last morning at Disney World, Nanabug02 and her DH headed over to the Contemporary Resort to have breakfast at...

    The Wave

    First a menu pic...


    From this menu, Nanabug chose this...


    American - Two Naturally Raised Eggs with Breakfast Potatoes and Sausage

    NB02 said, "This was pretty tasty."

    And her DH had this...


    Spinach, Tomato, and Onion Omelet
    served with Breakfast Potatoes and a Biscuit plus a side order of Bacon

    And speaking of her DH, here he is with their beverages, an Apple Juice and a V8...


    And even though they did not choose to have The Wave's Breakfast Buffet, since Nanabug is such a great reporter, she took pictures of it for us. :thumbsup2




    Oatmeal and Toaster Area


    Mickey Waffles, Pancakes, Eggs Benedict, and Cinnamon Rolls


    Two types of Hash Browns, Bacon, and Sausage


    Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Gravy, and Biscuits


    Assorted Pastries


    More Pastries


    Fruit Area


    Fruit and Yogurt


    More Fruit


    Veggies and Hard Boiled Eggs

    1 Point for the Wave update
    1 Bonus Point for the Buffet pics
    1 Point for the Menu

    3 Scavenger Points Earned
  15. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

    Sep 22, 2000
    emmebear & her daughter, Emme, arrived at Disney World today.


    They met up with Fruto76. She makes the customized shirts for Emme. :thumbsup2


    A DIS meet with Fruto76

    Then it was off to lunch at Epcot's...

    Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

    First some menu pics...


    Cocktail Menu


    Lunch Entrees


    Kids Menu

    emmebear started with a...


    Carlsberg Draft Beer


    emmebear's Cold Plate

    Then for her entree, emmebear chose...


    Oven-roasted Cornish Hen
    with Mashed Potatoes (subbed for the Tarragon Potatoes) and Chicken Jus

    emmebear said, "This was very good. I felt very carnivorous picking up the little drumsticks and devouring it." ;)

    And Emme chose this from the Kids' Menu...


    Hot Dog with Mashed Potatoes

    And then came the Royal Chef's Dessert Plate...


    An Assortment of Norwegian-inspired Desserts


    Princess Aurora & Emme in the Princess Processional




    1 Point for pic of Fruto76
    3 Points for menu pics (Cocktail, Lunch Entrees, Kids)
    1 Point for Cornish Hen entree
    1 Point for Belle and Ariel

    6 Scavenger Hunt Points Earned
  16. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

    Sep 22, 2000
    I received 4 more updates today, one each from Nanabug02 (her final update of her trip), emmebear, jecskc, and mousiemom (her first update). But I really need to get to bed now, so they will have to wait until morning. So check back tomorrow for 4 more great updates, and thank you for your patience! :thumbsup2
  17. auntfrannie

    auntfrannie DIS Veteran

    Aug 30, 2001
    Barb, I just saw the index you put together of all the trip reports sorted by restaurant. You are freakin' awesome!!

    Thanks for being so good to all of us!
  18. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

    Sep 22, 2000
    Susan (jecskc) & family were at Animal Kingdom yesterday and started their update with this snack...


    Susan said, "It was warm and salty, just like you would want it to be." :thumbsup2

    Then for lunch they went to...



    1/3 lb Angus Bacon Cheeseburger served with French fries


    Chicken Breast Nuggets - 8 pieces served with French fries

    Susan said, "DH and I split a burger and the kids had Chicken nuggets and french fries. This was standard counter service fare."

    "DD enjoyed the chocolate mousse."


    Then for dinner last night they headed to the Grand Floridian Resort to dine at the...

    Grand Floridian Cafe

    Susan, her DH, and DS all chose this for their entree...


    Bone-In New York Strip
    (with House mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables and Bordelaise or Crushed Fingerling Mash and Brandy-Green
    Peppercorn Sauce)

    Note from jabead: Found two different versions online of the sides/sauces served with the NY Strip. Not sure which is correct or maybe they might both be outdated??? :confused3

    Susan said, "I don't know what this was, but it wasn't anything close to any kind of New York Strip that I have had. This was thin and kinda fatty. The taste was OK and it was cooked OK, but it just wasn't great. It came with potatoes which were OK and some kind of greenery was on the plate. It looked like salad greens, but I can't imagine putting that under a warm steak. We had dessert and such which I will tell everyone about in my full report, but we ended up saying that we wouldn't make it back here again."

    Susan added, "Our waitress was very brusque in that northeastern kind of way, but not unkind. She made mention of us being on the dining plan several times. We ordered drinks and wanted to save a few dollars on them by using our Tables in Wonderland card, but she told us we couldn't use it. Then she took forever to bring the bill back and eventually she charged our credit card $187 - PLUS deducted the dining credits. I am so glad DH noticed this. I am sure she didn't mean to do this intentionally, but we just thought there was NO WAY this meal was worth even half that amount."

    In conclusion, Susan said, "We ate here last year and enjoyed our experience very much. I would say that something has happened to this place since last year because it had gone down hill quite a bit. It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't up to the great Disney standards we all enjoy and the price tag was way over the quality of food and service."

    2 Scavenger Hunt Points Earned for Restaurantosaurus Cheeseburger and GFC dinner update
  19. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

    Sep 22, 2000
    Next up is Nanabug02's final update, which was sent to us yesterday as she was on the ME bus to the airport.

    After their breakfast at The Wave, she and her DH checked out the Gingerbread area at the Contemporary Resort and took these holiday-themed pics...


    Her DH posing as a Toy Soldier


    The Gingerbread Christmas Tree

    Then they checked out the holiday treats currently available at the Contempo Cafe...



    And they chose this...


    Mint Chocolate Cupcake

    Nanabug said, "This was chocolate cake filled with chocolate ganache, topped with mint icing and decorated with snowflakes.
    So cute and sooo rich! Great last treat for out trip! :thumbsup2

    4 Scavenger Hunt Points Earned for Toy Soldiers, Gingerbread Trees, Holiday cupcakes, and new cupcake flavor
  20. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

    Sep 22, 2000
    Since that was Nanabug02's last update of her trip, it is now time to say...

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

    Nanabug02's Total Scavenger Hunt Points Earned = :worship: 78

    And with that, Nanabug takes over first place lead in the Scavenger Hunt game. What was the secret of her success? Here are some...5 pts. earned for including pics of herself & others in her travel party, 8 First Update of the Day points (every day of her trip), 9 Holiday-themed pics, and 16 menu pics! :thumbsup2
  21. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

    Sep 22, 2000
    emmebear sent us some miscellaneous pics from her day at Epcot yesterday.


    Adult Slushies from the stand in France :thumbsup2



    From the Rose & Crown: A Stella Artois (with an "inside" view of World Showcase)


    A not-so-Hidden Mickey (drawn on the sidewalk with water and a broom) :thumbsup2


    Holiday Mickey & Minnie Topiaries


    Epcot Christmas Tree

    2 Scavenger Hunt Points Earned for the holiday-themed pics
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