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  1. jabead

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    Next up is an update from JessiLynn015.


    She and her family were at Epcot tonight and had dinner at...




    Via Napoli




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    Candele - candle-stick pasta, sausage ragù, polpettine meatballs, mozzarella, and ricotta cheese


    JessiLynn said, "Mom had the candlestick pasta. She LOVED it!!"




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    Lasagna Verde with spinach, parmesan, and besciamella


    JessiLynn said, "I had the Lasagna. I knew it was vegetarian, but there was just too much cheese and I didn't really enjoy it. I regret not ordering a pizza.




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    Chicken Parmigiana
    Traditional preparation with tomato sauce, parmesan & mozzarella, served with roasted potatoes



    JessiLynn said, "DH had the chicken parm. O-M-G, this was delicious!! We all agreed that his was the best."




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    Coppa di Brutti Ma Buoni
    "Ugly But Good" Amarena cherry & vanilla gelato sundae





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    Torta di "Mamma Rosario" - Apple cake with almond sorbetto



    JessiLynn said, "Mom had the "ugly but good". She really enjoyed this! DH and I had the apple cake. Neither of us really liked this."



    She added, "Overall, this isn't a place we'd visit again unless it's for pizza."




    1 Holiday Roulette Bonus Point for the Dessert menu pic


    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 5 for Via Napoli in Italy
     
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    Then one last dinner update from Kristin (krhst25).


    Dinner for her tonight was at the Art of Animation Resort's...



    Landscapes of Flavor




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    Caprese Sandwich with vine-ripened tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil leaves and balsamic drizzle on Ciabatta served with house-made chips & Chocolate Croissant


    Kristin said, "This was delicious."




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    Bacon Cheeseburger with French Fries & Chocolate Chip Cookie




    And then a bonus holiday-themed from the AoA Gift Shop I believe...


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    1 Holiday Roulette Bonus Point Earned for the holiday-themed pic



    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 2 for Landscapes of Flavor at AoA
     
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    And last for today, but not least, are a couple of miscellaneous pics sent to us by ses1230, as she was on the Magical Express bus to the airport.



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    The current Jiko Menu



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    Her DD trying the Beverly at Club Cool ;)







    2 Holiday Roulette Bonus Points Earned for menu pic and pic of DD
     
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    Since that was ses1230's last update, it's now time to say...



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





    ses1230's Total Holiday Roulette Points Earned = 9







     
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    I have spun the Roulette wheel and here were the winning numbers for Dec. 15th.


    Magic Kingdom: Group 5, 6
    Epcot: Group 3, 4
    Hollywood Studios: Group 1
    Animal Kingdom: Group 2
    Downtown Disney: Group 3
    Resorts: 3, 4



    Here were the 20 bets placed yesterday:

    DisWishes720 - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 7 for La Cava at Mexico
    DisWishes720 - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 7 for La Hacienda at Mexico
    DisWishes720 - 2 Point Roulette Bet on Resort Group 3 for California Grill at the Contemporary WINNER :santa:
    DisWishes720 - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on DHS Group 2 for Starring Rolls
    emmebear - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 6 for Akershus in Norway
    grrrlennyl - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 5 for 'Ohana at the Polynesian
    grrrlennyl - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 1 for Sunshine Seasons
    grrrlennyl - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 3 for Boulangerie Patisserie in France WINNER :santa:
    grrrlennyl - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 5 for Karamell Kuche in Germany
    emmebear - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 3 for the Slushie Kiosk in France WINNER :santa:
    emmebear - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 3 for the Boulangerie Pattiserie in France WINNER :santa:
    emmebear - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 4 for the Fife & Drum at America WINNER :santa:
    DisWishe720 - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on DHS Group 2 for Pretzel Cart
    krhst25 - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on DHS Group 2 for Hollywood Brown Derby
    wildelady - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 4 for the Liberty Inn at America WINNER :santa:
    wildelady - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Downtown Disney Group 2 for T-Rex
    wildelady - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Downtown Disney Group 2 for Ghirardelli
    krhst25 - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on DHS Group 1 for Canteen Oasis WINNER :santa:
    JessiLynn015 - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 5 for Via Napoli in Italy
    krhst25 - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 2 for Landscapes of Flavor at AoA
     
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    Our First Update of the Day was sent to us by emmebear.


    She and Emme were at the Animal Kingdom Lodge last night and had dinner at...




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    emmebear's First Plate


    emmebear said, "The peanut rice, pap (tasted like grits), and meat were delicious. Ribs were ok. I'm not too much into BBQ."




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    Carrot Ginger Soup


    emmebear said, "This was absolutely scrumptious. I had 2 helpings!"




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    Chicken Curry Soup


    emmebear said, "It was good!"





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    Emme's Plate: Penne Pasta, Mac & Cheese, Strawberries, and Mashed Potatoes




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    Sambal paste (not very spicy) & Mustard sauce (had a nice kick)





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    Lentils & Sausage Soup


    emmebear said, "It was ok."




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    emmebear's Second Plate


    emmebear said, "The hearts of palm & tomato salad was my favorite."




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    Seafood Soup


    emmebear said, "This was underwhelming. The scallops were yummy though!"




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    emmebear's Final Plate


    emmebear said, "The tomato paneer & basmati rice was very good, as was the bobotie. The bobotie had a middle eastern flavor profile. The salmon was really fishy. I didn't like it."


    She added, "Overall Boma was awesome! $50.87 (with TIW discount) for dinner & wine flight, including tip. I added a few more dollars for tip, as our server was great. Also got free valet parking using the TIW card. :thumbsup2




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    "Emme got stickers after dancing with the drummers!"




    Then they went to Magic Kingdom and sent us these holiday-themed pics...


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    The Castle in its Holiday Attire!




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    Magic Kingdom Christmas Tree




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    "Emme & me in front of the castle at 11:50 p.m. She's a trooper! We had an awesome day."




    4 Holiday Roulette Bonus Points Earned for First Update of the Day, Wine Flight, and Christmas tree & Castle pics



    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 1 for Boma at AKL
     
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    Next in was an update from grrrlennyl.


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




    Coral Reef



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    Virgin Pina Colada




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    Red Curry Vegetable and Noodle Bowl
    with Gardein Chick’n Breast



    grrrlennyl said, "The virgin colada was included with the Dining Plan. Both it and the red curry noodle bowl were vegan. The pina colada was great, but the curry bowl was just ok. I appreciate that WDW (at least Epcot) is offering fake meat options, but some nice spicing on them would be nice." ;)




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    Orange Cheesecake
    with Blood Orange Sauce



    grrrlennyl said, "I also had the orange cheesecake (not vegan), which was really good.
    I can't remember the last time I had dairy cheesecake."





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    Coral Reef's Ocean-themed Christmas Tree





    1 Holiday Roulette Bonus Point Earned for Christmas Tree pic



    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 1 for Coral Reef in Future World
     
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    Then grrrlennyl was again at Epcot this morning and had breakfast from a Coffee & Pastries cart by the Universe of Energy.



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    Orange Juice and a HUGE Chocolate Donut


    grrrlennyl said, "It wasn't as lard-y/greasy as a lot of non-vegan donuts I've had."




    And a holiday-themed bonus pic...


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    Rosemary Christmas Tree at the Behind the Seeds Tour







    1 Holiday Roulette Bonus Point Earned for Tree pic


    1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 1 for Future World Coffee & Pastry Cart
     
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    I apologize for dropping the ball today here on the live thread, as I've spent most of the day at a family Christmas celebration (#1 of 4 for this holiday season :upsidedow ). I'll try now to get a few of the many live updates I received today posted, and then the rest I will post tomorrow. I also still need to announce and feature the winner of our November Scavenger Hunt, so hopefully I will be able to do that tomorrow as well.


    So let's get this show on the road with an update received from Jenna (DisWishes720).


    Yesterday she was at Epcot and had lunch at...



    Yorkshire County Fish Shop



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    Fish & Chips


    Jenna said, "Yesterday's lunch was my absolute favorite." :thumbsup2




    Then for dinner they were at another Epcot restaurant...


    Teppan Edo


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    Asakusa - sirloin steak and large shrimp combo




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    Filet Mignon


    Jenna said, "It was another amazing meal! Perfect!" :thumbsup2


    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 2 for Yorkshire Shop at UK
    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 4 for Teppan Edo at Japan
     
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    Next update was from emmebear & Emme, who had breakfast with the princesses this morning at...


    Cinderella's Royal Table


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    Princess Emme



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    On the tram




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    The Pastries




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    Lobster and Crab Crepes - warm cheese-filled crepes topped with spinach, sauteed lobster, and blue crab meat with a poached egg perched on top and draped in Hollandaise sauce


    emmebear said, "This was delicious. I got two orders." ;)




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    More lobstery goodness




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    Emme enjoying her breakfast



    Now let's bring on the other princesses...



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    Cinderella's Christmas Tree




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    But where is Cinderella? :worried:





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    Ahhh...there she is! :thumbsup2




    And don't forget about the Fairy Godmother...


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    Then later it was time for some ice cream from...


    Storybook Treats


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    And a Sweet Cream Cheese Pretzel from...


    The Lunching Pad



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    6 Holiday Roulette Bonus Points for Princess & Fairy Godmother pics


    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 2 for CRT
    1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 2 for Storybook Treats
    1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 5 for The Lunching Pad
     
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    Next we received an update from Kristin (krhst25) at Animal Kingdom today.


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    Kristin said, "DD2 bought cinnamon glazed almonds in Africa (near the bridge)."




    Then their lunch was at...


    Flame Tree Barbecue


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    Kristin said, "We all had the chicken rib combo (we actually split 4 between the six of us), chocolate mousse and key lime mousse. My dad said this was a good choice for lunch." :thumbsup2



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    1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Animal Kingdom Group 2 Africa Almond cart
    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Animal Kingdom Group 3 for Flame Tree
     
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    Just a reminder that next up to the Disney Dining plate will be...



    :cheer2: debrapagliasotti :cheer2:




    debrapagliasotti - Debra and her family (2 adults, 2 Disney adults & 2 kids) will be taking a holiday trip to Disney World this year! They will be at the Boardwalk from 12/18 - 12/28. During their 10 night/11 day trip they will be on the Deluxe Dining Plan and have 27 ADRs and a whopping 120 snack credits to use!!! Here is Debra's PTR and her Dining Plans.

    Debra has offered to do live updates for us!






    HAVE A GREAT TRIP, Debra & family!!! :cool1:
     
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    Hi Barb. Just wanted to pop in to say that you should never apologize for spending time with your family! This thread must take so much time to maintain! I think I speak for everyone when I say that I appreciate your keeping it going and if you need some time for you, we understand! You rock, my dear!
     
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    Aww...thanks so much Vicki! :goodvibes
     
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    Okay let's see if I can finish up now with yesterday's (five more) updates, beginning with this one from JessiLynn015.



    She and her family had lunch yesterday at Downtown Disney's...




    Wolfgang Puck Express



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    Roasted Turkey Melt & Herb-seasoned Fries - Cheddar, arugula, caramelized onions, port wine sauce, carmelized onions, horseradish cream


    JessiLynn said, "Today we had planned on a lunch at Casey's Corner, but the bus stop was swamped so we decided on a stop at WPE. I had the Roasted Turkey Melt. It was sooo good! This place just does not disappoint." :thumbsup2





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    Spaghetti and Meatballs with tomato-basil-garlic sauce and fresh herbs


    JessiLynn said, "DH had the spaghetti & meatballs. This was also delicious. It had such a great flavor to it. I could have had this on the side." ;)





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    Meatloaf Sandwich with provolone cheese, bacon, tomato chutney, horseradish cream and crispy onions & Sweet Potato Fries



    JessiLynn said, "Mom had the meatloaf sandwich with sweet potato fries. Another amazing meal! This is definitely a must do for anyone visiting Disney." :thumbsup2




    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Downtown Disney Group 1 for Wolfgang Puck Express
     
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    And another update from JessiLynn, this one from their dinner last night at Epcot's...


    San Angel Inn



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    Carne Asada a la Tampiqueña
    Grilled beef tenderloin served with cheese enchilada, black refried beans, red bell pepper, onion, Mexican rice and guacamole.



    JessiLynn said, "DH and Mom got the Carne Asada. They both enjoyed it."





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    Tacos de Pescado
    Fish tacos served with chipotle lime aioli, cabbage, lime and green tomatilla sauce, all served over flour tortillas



    JessiLynn said, "I had the Tacos de Pescado. These were sooo good!





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    JessiLynn said, "For dessert, we all had the cheesecake. This was voted the best cheesecake on property by all of us. The fresh fruit and caramel really made it a perfect dessert."





    Then she said, "Because its our last night and we don't plan on coming back to Epcot tomorrow, we decided to share a Caramel Corn from the Karamell Kuche."



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    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 7 for San Angel Inn in Mexico
    1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 5 for Karamell Kuche in Germany
     
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    And that just leaves 3 updates emailed to me by Rarity from home. Her trip ended on Saturday, but she still had a few more to send our way. :thumbsup2


    The first one is from their dinner last Monday night at Animal Kingdom Lodge's...



    Boma



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    Rarity said, "This is my first plate - from the top going clockwise, I had the beef and lamb bobotie, the lamb curry with basmati rice, a piece of mealie cornbread, and the curry pasta salad. It was all delicious, but the lamb curry was my favorite. I wanted to load an entire plate with just that."






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    Rarity said, "This is my second plate - again from the top going clockwise. I tried the shrimp couscous, couscous with dried fruit and nuts, more of the lamb curry ;), and the pork loin with the spicy mustard sauce. The shrimp couscous was very fresh and light. The pork loin was good, but the spicy mustard sauce was what really made it."





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    Rarity said, "This is my dessert plate. I of course had to try the zebra domes, which were was amazing as I had heard. I also tried the bananas foster bread pudding with chocolate rum sauce."



    "And for something completely different, this pic is the birthday cake I ordered for my sister. It was made by the Boardwalk Bakery, and was carrot cake with mocha mouse and vanilla buttercream. We ate slices almost every morning for breakfast. Six days later, and it's still moist and flavorful." :thumbsup2



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    Birthday Cake from the Boardwalk Bakery




    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 1 for Boma at AKL
    1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 2 for Boardwalk Bakery cake
     
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    Next up is from Rarity's lunch last Tuesday at Downtown Disney's...


    Wolfgang Puck Express




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    Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf with mashed potatoes, port wine sauce and topped with crispy onion rings


    Rarity said, "This my meal, the bacon-wrapped meatloaf. This is awesome! The onion strings were not greasy at all, the bacon added a lot of flavor, and I tried to get a bit of the sauce on everything."





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    Spicy Chicken Pizza with roasted red and yellow peppers, chili oil, mozzarella cheese, tomato, leeks, crushed chilies, and fresh cilantro.


    Rarity said, "This is my sister's meal, the spicy chicken pizza. She liked the crust, but said it wasn't as spicy as she was expecting. Didn't stop her from devouring it all, though." ;)




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    Rarity said, "This is our dessert, the creme brulee. It was creamy, and exactly what we needed after our meals."




    Rarity added, "I've also got a picture of us with Pere Noel. Someone in the crowd commented on how hot he must be in that coat (it was humid and at least 80 degrees that day), and my sister blurted out, "That's how his cheeks stay so rosy!" :lmao:



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    Rarity, her DS, and Pere Noel (the Epcot Storyteller from France)



    1 Holiday Roulette Bonus Point Earned for pic of Rarity


    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Downtown Disney Group 1 for Wolfgang Puck Express
     
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    Then our last update from yesterday was from Rarity's dinner on Friday night at the Polynesian Resort's...


    'Ohana



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    Rarity said, "This is of our half-eaten bread. I had left to go to the restroom, and by the time I made it back to the table, my sister had already dug right in. :lmao: It was delicious, but we had to stop at one loaf to keep from filling ourselves up before the rest of the meal."






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    Rarity said, "These pics are of our salad and lo mein noodles and broccoli. Neither of us are very big fans of lo mein, but we really enjoyed these. They were a lot lighter than either of us expected. The broccoli was cooked just right."





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    Rarity said, "This is our half-devoured plate of pot stickers and wings. Again, my sister dove in before I could snap a picture. Needless to say, we were members of the Clean Plate Club. I didn't manage to get a picture of any of the meats because, by that point, we were starting to go into a meat coma. All of the meats were fresh off the grill. My personal favorite was the chicken with the peanut sauce." :thumbsup2






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    Rarity said, "Finally, we have the bread pudding, with a candle to celebrate my sister's birthday. I kindly refrained from just pulling the entire bowl over to myself. ;) It was every bit as amazing as I've read, and I hope it's the first of many I get to enjoy."




    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 5 for 'Ohana at the Polynesian
     
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    I have spun the Roulette wheel and here were the winning numbers for Dec. 16th.


    Magic Kingdom: Group 2, 6
    Epcot: Group 1, 5
    Hollywood Studios: Group 5
    Animal Kingdom: Group 3
    Downtown Disney: Group 1
    Resorts: 2, 8



    Here were the 17 bets placed yesterday:

    emmebear - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 1 for Boma at AKL
    grrrlennyl - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 1 for Coral Reef in Future World WINNER :santa:
    grrrlennyl - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 1 for Future World Coffee & Pastry Cart WINNER :santa:
    DisWishes720 - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 2 for Yorkshire Shop at UK
    DisWishes720 -2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 4 for Teppan Edo at Japan
    emmebear - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 2 for CRT WINNER :santa:
    emmebear - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 2 for Storybook Treats WINNER :santa:
    emmebear - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 5 for The Lunching Pad
    krhst25 - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Animal Kingdom Group 2 Africa Almond cart
    krhst25 - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Animal Kingdom Group 3 for Flame Tree WINNER :santa:
    JessiLynn015 - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Downtown Disney Group 1 for Wolfgang Puck Express WINNER :santa:
    JessiLynn015 - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 7 for San Angel Inn in Mexico
    JessiLynn015 - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 5 for Karamell Kuche in Germany WINNER :santa:
    Rarity - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 1 for Boma at AKL
    Rarity - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 2 for Boardwalk Bakery cake WINNER :santa:
    Rarity - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Downtown Disney Group 1 for Wolfgang Puck Express WINNER :santa:
    Rarity - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 5 for 'Ohana at the Polynesian
     
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