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  1. DisWishes720

    DisWishes720 Mouseketeer

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    Thanks so much!! We are so excited and can't wait!! :banana::banana:
     
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  3. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

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    Our next update is from Jill (jmm476).


    She and her family were at the Grand Floridian Resort this morning and had breakfast at...



    Grand Floridian Cafe



    Here is what Jill had...


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    Lobster Eggs Benedict
    Two Poached Eggs, Lobster hash, Asparagus, and Hollandaise Sauce



    Jill said, "Delicious! Wish I could eat it everyday!" ;)





    Then Jill went to Magic Kingdom, where she had lunch at...


    Columbia Harbour House



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    Grilled Salmon served with couscous and steamed fresh broccoli


    Jill said, "I thought this was exceptional for a CS! I was disppointed they got rid of the salad I always ordered, but this was fantastic."





    Then she also sent this snack update from Magic Kingdom's...


    Sleepy Hollow



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    Nutella and Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich



    Jill said, "Yummy! Turns out I like nutella." :thumbsup2




    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 4 for Grand Floridian Cafe at the Grand Floridian
    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 4 for Columbia Harbour House
    1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 4 for Sleepy Hollow
     
  4. jabead

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    We also received a snack update from Becky (Dalamara).


    She was at Hollywood Studios today and had this sweet treat from...




    Starring Rolls Cafe



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    Banana Split Cake


    Becky said, "My friend says it is made of pure love." :lmao:



    1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Hollywood Studios Group 2 for Starring Rolls
     
  5. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

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    Today was disneydivamama's departure day so it's now time to say...



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



    disneydivamama's Total Scavenger Hunt Points Earned = 14

    Note from jabead: This now completes the November Scavenger Hunt, so I will soon be announcing the winners.



    disneydivamama's Total Holiday Roulette Points Earned = 16


     
  6. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

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    We have received an update from Jill (jmm476).


    Tonight dinner was at their resort's foodcourt...



    Riverside Mill



    Here is what Jill had...


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    Create Your Own Pasta with penne pasta, shrimp, and alfredo sauce plus a bunch of toppings


    Jill said, "It was an obscene amount of food, but really good."



    Then they walked over to the Port Orleans French Quarter food court for this sweet treat...


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    Beignets


    Jill said, "DD and I liked them, although I inhaled some powdered sugar on my first bite and proceeded to blow sugar all over myself and the table as I coughed. I think I ate too much food today!"



    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 7 for Riverside Mill at POR
    1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 7 for Sassagoula Floatworks at POFQ
     
  7. jabead

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    We have received our first update from Rarity.


    She and her sister arrived at Disney World today and went to Downtown Disney, where they got a treat from...


    Goofy's Candy Co.



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    Rarity's DSis and a Make-Your-Own Rice Krispie Treat


    Rarity said, "Our treat was covered with white chocolate and crushed Butterfingers with a dark chocolate drizzle.
    It was the perfect snack to start the trip!"






    Then they had dinner at...


    Raglan Road



    Where they started with this appetizer...



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    Dalkey Duo - Battered cocktail sausages with a Dalkey mustard dipping sauce



    Rarity said, "We loved the Dalkey mustard dipping sauce and wanted to take a jar of it home. The sausages were perfectly fried and had a nice spice to them even without the mustard sauce."




    For their entrees, her DSis chose...


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    Banger & Booz - Guinness & onion bangers on mash, topped with caramelized onions & beef stew


    Rarity said, "She loved it, which is saying a lot since she normally doesn't like onions."




    Rarity had this for her entree...


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    Lambo - Lamb shank braised in rosemary jus with mash, leeks, shiitake mushrooms & baby carrots



    Rarity said, "It was fall-off-the-bone tender, and tasted like the best pot roast I've ever had."





    Then for their shared dessert they had...



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    Ger's Bread & Butter Pudding



    Rarity said, "We only managed about half, but loved every bit that we ate. Our server was kind enough to box up the leftovers and even put the two sauces in little containers to take with us."




    1 Holiday Roulette Bonus Point for pic of DS



    1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Downtown Disney Group 1 for Goofy's
    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Downtown Disney Group 2 for Raglan Road
     
  8. jabead

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    Next up we have an update from Becky (Dalamara).


    Tonight she was at the Polyesian Resort and had dinner at...


    'Ohana


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    Pineapple-Coconut Bread and Mixed Greens with a Honey-Lime Dressing


    Becky said, "Loved the dressing, very light and tasty."





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    Lo Mein Noodles & Broccoli


    Becky said, "The broccoli was crisp and fresh and the noodles had a great light flavor."




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    Becky said, "It needs no introduction...ermehgerd SO good!" :thumbsup2



    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 5 for 'Ohana at the Polynesian
     
  9. jabead

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    Then our final update of the day came from JessiLynn015.


    She and her family were at Hollywood Studios tonight and had dinner at...



    Mama Melrose



    JessiLynn said, "We decided to book here despite some negative reviews I read. We were all glad we went for it, because our meal was great! This was a new restaurant for all three of us."



    Here is what they had...


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    Charred Strip Steak with five-cheese baked macaroni, aged balsamic-shallot butter, and Chianti Wine Reduction


    JL015 said, "DH and Mom got the Steak. They had it gone way before I even finished mine! It was definitely enjoyed." :thumbsup2:thumbsup2




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


    JL015 said, "I had the seafood spaghetti. The sauce was spicy, but overall it was SO GOOD! I was glad I didn't go for the steak." ;)




    Then for their desserts, they chose...


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    Tiramisu - Layers of Ladyfingers soaked in coffee and topped with whipped mascarpone cheese


    JL015 said, "For dessert, I had the tiramisu. I'm not a chocolate fan so I had a hard time finding a dessert I wanted. The CM said there wasn't a lot of chocolate in it so I ordered it. Despite the bites of chocolate it was good."





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    Chocolate Amarettini Cheesecake
    Chocolate-flavored Cheesecake with a Cookie Crust, Almond Cream, and Italian Amarettini Cookies



    JL015 said, "DH and Mom had chocolate cheesecake. They really liked it! We all agreed though that the Entrees is where it's at here." ;)





    And one last adorable pic was included with this update...


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    "Kesler slept like a champ!"




    1 Holiday Roulette Bonus Point for pic of Kesler



    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Hollywood Studios Group 4 for Mama Melrose
     
  10. jabead

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    I have spun the Roulette wheel and here were the winning numbers for Dec. 9th.


    Magic Kingdom: Group 1, 3
    Epcot: Group 2, 3
    Hollywood Studios: Group 5
    Animal Kingdom: Group 1
    Downtown Disney: Group 1
    Resorts: 1, 4



    Here were the 14 bets placed yesterday:

    ses1230 - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 8 for Beaches & Cream at the Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
    Dalamara - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 1 for Big Top Souvenirs WINNER :santa:
    Dalamara - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 1 for Be our Guest WINNER :santa:
    JessiLynn015 - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Animal Kingdom Group 3 for Flame Tree Barbeucue
    jmm476 - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 4 for Grand Floridian Cafe at the Grand Floridian WINNER :santa:
    jmm476 - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 4 for Columbia Harbour House
    jmm476 - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 4 for Sleepy Hollow
    Dalamara -1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Hollywood Studios Group 2 for Starring Rolls
    jmm476 - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 7 for Riverside Mill at POR
    jmm476 - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 7 for Sassagoula Floatworks at POFQ
    Rarity - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Downtown Disney Group 1 for Goofy's WINNER :santa:
    Rarity - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Downtown Disney Group 2 for Raglan Road
    Dalamara - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 5 for 'Ohana at the Polynesian
    JessiLynn015 - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Hollywood Studios Group 4 for Mama Melrose
     
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    Our First Update of the Day was from ses1230.


    Yesterday she and her family were at Magic Kingdom and had breakfast at...



    Cinderella's Royal Table





    Here is the entree she chose...



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    HEALTHY CHOICE
    Scrambled Egg Whites, Hot Ten-Grain Cereal, Greek Yogurt topped with
    Castle-made Granola, No-Sugar Added Walnut-Sunflower Bread,
    and fresh Fruit




    ses said, "It was good and large! I couldn't finish it. The eggs were a little salty but overall it was delish!" :thumbsup2




    1 Holiday Roulette Bonus Point Earned for First Update of the Day



    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 2 for Cinderella's Royal Table
     
  12. jabead

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    NOVEMBER SCAVENGER HUNT COMES TO AN END


    I'm very pleased to announce that out of the 27 volunteers for the November Live Reporting Team, we had 24 participate in the November Scavenger Hunt, and only 3 who were MIA. That is nearly an 89% Participation Rate, which I think is pretty darn good! :thumbsup2 An even more amazing number is that those 24 game participants scored a total of 584 Scavenger Hunt Points!! Each one of them scored at least 5 points for the team and the average points scored was more than 24.


    WAY TO GO NOVEMBER TEAM!!! :cheer2:


    But every team has its STARS, and this one is no exception. So each day this week I am going to feature some of my favorite pics from one of our

    TOP 5 (actually TOP 6 because we had one tie) MEMBERS OF THE NOVEMBER LIVE REPORTING TEAM.




    And so today I am featuring our #5 STAR (scoring 35 Scavenger Hunt Points)...


    :cheer2: ILikeWaffles :cheer2:



    ILikeWaffles - Jess introduced her husband, Pete, to the magic of Disney World. They arrived in Orlando on 11/24, but first spent a few days at Universal Studios. Then they were in a Royal Guest room at POR from 11/28 - 12/7. Jess is going to do a full Dining Report from their trip. Here is the LINK.





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    Jess enjoying a LeFou's Brew from Gaston's Tavern





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    Pete enjoying his Glacier Water from Yak & Yeti





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    From Liberty Inn: S'mores Mousse Brownie





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    From Yak & Yeti Counter Service: Sweet-and-Sour Chicken






    And also from Yak & Yeti CS...


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    Triple Chocolate Mousse





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    From Kusafiri Bakery: Brownie Paw



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    From Chefs de France: Croque monsieur - the classic French toasted ham and cheese sandwich





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    Jess & Pete with The Beast at Be our Guest




    Thanks again Jess for doing an Outstanding Job of Live Reporting!!! :thanks:

    YOU ARE TRULY A STAR! :worship:
     
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    Now we have an update from one of our current live reporters, JessiLynn015.


    She and her family are at Hollywood Studios today and had lunch at...


    Starring Rolls Cafe




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    Turkey Focaccia with an apple & Red Velvet Cupcake for dessert


    JessiLynn said, " Both DH & I both got a Turkey sandwich with an apple and red velvet cupcake. It was delicious!
    This is one of my favorite QS places." :thumbsup2






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    Turkey Focaccia with a banana & Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake



    JL015 said, "Mom had the turkey sandwich with a banana and chocolate peanut butter cupcake.
    She loved it, but the cupcake was a tad too rich for her."




    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on DHS Group 2 for Starring Rolls Cafe
     
  14. Ginamarie

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    Just caught up on my favorite thread and am now craving WDW food again!


    Barb- my dad and I try to watch Holiday Inn together every year as a tradition :)
     
  15. Linda67

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    Well done November reporters :)
     
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    Earlier today Jenna (DisWishes720) sent us her first update.


    After arriving at their resort, the Beach Club, she and her family went to Epcot and had lunch at the...




    Tangierine Cafe




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    Chicken Wrap



    Jenna said, "Unfortunately TJ (18 mo. old son) was having a freak out during lunch but here is the mid-meal pic I got.
    This was surprisingly delicious and very well spiced."





    Jenna also included this holiday-themed pic from the Beach Club with her first update...


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    Jack Sparrow in gingerbread form





    1 Holiday Roulette Bonus Point for the holiday-themed pic


    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 3 for the Tangierine Cafe at Morocco
     
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    Next we have an update from Becky (Dalamara).


    She and her friend were at Downtown Disney today and dined at...


    Wolfgang Puck Express



    Here is what they had...



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    Spaghetti Bolognese - meat sauce, peas and parmesan




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    Four Cheese Pesto Pizza - Parmesan, mozzarella, fontina, goat cheese, plum tomatoes, fresh basil, sun-tomatoes






    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Downtown Disney Group 1 for Wolfgang Puck Express
     
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    Then we received an update from Jill (jmm476).


    She and her family were at Animal Kingdom today and had lunch at...


    Flame Tree Barbecue



    Here is what they had...


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    Ribs and Chicken Combo served with baked beans and coleslaw
    & Barbecued Chicken Salad - mixed greens tossed with barbecued chicken



    Jill said, "DH ordered the chicken and ribs, I had the chicken salad. The salad was overdressed the way I like it. The ribs were so overcooked, DH accidentally bit off part of the bone. He really liked the chicken though. I had the key lime mousse, which I thought was refreshing and not too sweet. Tried the chocolate mousse, it was so rich that we barely touched it."





    Jill also got this snack from a cart outside the Maharaja Jungle Trek...



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    Jalapeno Cheese-Stuffed Pretzel


    Jill said, "This is my favorite snack in the whole world. It was as wonderful as I remembered!"




    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Animal Kingdom Group 3 for Flame Tree Barbecue

    1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Animal Kingdom Group 1 for cart in Asia
     
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    Then we later received a dinner update from Jill.



    She & her family had dinner tonight at their Resort's food court...


    Everything Pop





    Here's what Jill had...



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    Mom's Night Out - Fried Chicken Dinner with mashed potatoes, green beans, and corn bread



    Jill said, "I thought that overall this meal was pretty good, but the potatoes were really good. Now that we're on the dining plan, I got a cinnamon roll as my dessert, that will be breakfast tomorrow. :thumbsup2




    2 Point Roulette Bet Placed on Resort Group 6 for Everything Pop at Pop Century
     
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    We also received a dinner update from Jenna (DisWishes720).


    She and her family were at Magic Kingdom tonight and had dinner at...



    Be our Guest



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    Jenna said, "Delicious and warm bread with chardonnay and Kronenbourg beer."




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    Mussels Provencal
    with White Wine, Tomato, Garlic, Onion, Basil, and Butter



    Jenna said, "The mussels were very tasty."




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    Assorted Cured Meats and Sausages
    served with Cornichons, Pickled Onions, and Toasted Baguette



    Jenna said, "The meat tray was also very good."




    For her entree, Jenna chose...


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    Pan-seared Salmon on Leek Fondue
    served with Creamy Saffron-crushed Potatoes



    Jenna said, "It was little too peppery for my tastes."




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    Grilled Strip Steak
    with Garlic-Herb Butter, Green Beans, and Pommes Frites



    Jenna said, "DH had the steak and said it was very well cooked."




    And then for dessert...


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    Triple Chocolate Cupcake
    Chocolate Sponge Cake, Chocolate Mousse Filling, and Chocolate Ganache



    Jenna said, "This was delicious!"



    2 Point Roulette Bet on Magic Kingdom Group 1 for Be our Guest
     
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    Our final update of the day came from JessiLynn015.


    She and her family were at the Polynesian Resort tonight and had dinner at...


    KONA CAFE




    For their entree, they all three chose...


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    Teriyaki-style New York Strip
    Sirloin Strip grilled with Pineapple Teriyaki Glaze and served with Sticky Rice and Stir-fried Broccolini



    JessiLynn said, "Tonight we ate at Kona. This restaurant is one of our must do's. We are all in love with the Teriyaki steak, so that's what we all ordered."




    Then for dessert, they chose...


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    Pineapple Upside Down Cake
    with Lemon Grass and Caramel Sauces



    JessiLynn said, "Mom and I got the Pineapple upside down cake. I enjoyed it, but was missing that crème brûlée I had at Coral Reef. Next time I'll try the cheesecake."

    "Mom liked hers a lot. Said it was moist and not too sweet."






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    Chocolate Fondue
    with Tropical Fruit and House-made Cookies




    JL015 said, "DH ordered the fondue. He loved it! It's his favorite dessert so far." :thumbsup2

    "Overall it was an awesome meal. I don't know what it is (maybe the steak?) but I just love Kona!" ::yes::





    Then JessiLynn sent this great family pic as a bonus...


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    "Paul, Kesler, & myself ready to devour our steaks."




    2 Holiday Roulette Bonus Points for pic of Paul & Jessica



    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 5 for Kona Cafe at the Polynesian
     
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