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  1. debrapagliasotti

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    Thank you so much Barb!! We are super excited!! We are driving to the airport hotel today after kids get out of school and fly out first thing in the morning. I have your info in my phone and will be sending updates starting tomorrow (assuming the WDW wi-fi cooperates :lmao:)
     
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  3. jabead

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    Our First Update of the Day was from wildelady.


    Yesterday she and her son were at Epcot and had breakfast at...



    Akershus Royal Banquet Hall



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    wildelady said, "We started the day at Akershus, really good breakfast, the potato casserole is amazing, everything you read about this is true. We also had our first bit of pixie dust when James led the Princess procession with Cinderella, he was so proud." :thumbsup2





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    I think this is a Doofenslurper from the Fife & Drum Tavern???


    wildelady said, "The Doofenschirmtz drink is frozen raspberry and is meant to have a foam on top but James didn't want the foam. It was $9.50 inc tax."





    Then dinner was at Magic Kingdom's...


    Crystal Palace




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    wildelady said, "This was our first time here for dinner. It was really good, and has great choices."




    Then she said, "During MVMCP we stopped at Gastons tavern so I could get a LeFou's brew.
    It was actually really nice and very refreshing." :thumbsup2




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



    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 6 for Akershus at Norway
    1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 4 for Fife & Drum at America
    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 3 for Crystal Palace
    1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 1 for Gaston's Tavern

     
  4. jabead

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    Our next update was from emmebear.



    She and Emme were at Magic Kingdom last night and had dinner at...




    Be our Guest



    First some menu pics...


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    Place Setting





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    emmebear said, "Yummy!"





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    Garden Salad
    with Champagne Vinaigrette



    emmebear said, "The champagne vinaigrette was bitter. Not worth the $4.99 price tag." :sad2:




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    Dinner rolls




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    "Emme ate the inside only of 5 rolls."




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    Rotisserie Cornish Hen
    with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables



    emmebear said, "The wing is holding a toasted garlic baguette. :lmao: I thought the was leaps and bounds better than the pork chop I got during my last trip. The Cornish hen was moist and the au just tasted like it had rosemary and thyme in it. Very good!"



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    emmebear said, "I asked for any kind of hot sauce. Hoping for sriracha but they only had tabasco."




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    emmebear said, "I asked for the kids' meal pasta to be tossed in butter and add some cheese. Unfortunately, Disney doesn't know how to toss butter into pasta. It was cold butter tossed into wet pasta. :sad2: Emme had 2 bites and was over it. Wasted $5.99."




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    Strawberry Cream Cheese Cupcake
    Vanilla Sponge Cake, Strawberry Mousse Filling, and Cream Cheese Icing





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    The Grey Stuff


    emmebear said, "The waitress brought the grey stuff out for Emme and lit a candle, as we were celebrating. BoG was the only place to do something special for Emme."




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    emmebear said, "Dinner cost $45 with my TIW discount for salad, entree, kids' entree, 2 beers, dessert, and tip. Service started out painfully slow but made up for it. In retrospect, I'm glad she was slow in the beginning, as Emme woke up 45 minutes into dinner."


    She added, "My first BoG experience was less than memorable. I'm glad I kep this ressie, as it was a good dinner and a perfect start to MVMCP. I guess they are working out their kinks!"



    2 Holiday Roulette Bonus Points for Menu pics and pic with the Beast


    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 1 for Be our Guest
     
  5. rachel09985

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    Barb guess what!!!!????

    I got invited to training in Orlando Jan 8th and 9th and am turning a Disney trip into it!!!:cool1:

    I will be there Jan 5th through 7th, still trying to figure out my Dining ressies though!

    I still have your number so I will text you if are still willing to do this!
     
  6. jabead

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    Next we have an update from Kristin (krhst25).

    She and her family were at the Animal Kingdom Lodge last night to have dinner at...



    BOMA



    First a holiday-themed pic, taken at Animal Kingdom Lodge...


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    Kristin's Daughters





    Kristin said, "This is my favorite restaurant. I started with the butternut squash soup. Fantastic!"


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    Magical Star Cocktail
    Light up your celebration with X-Rated Fusion organic mango and passion fruit liqueur, Parrot Bay Coconut rum, pineapple juice and a souvenir multicolored glow cube.



    Kristin said, "This was delicious." :thumbsup2





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    Kristin said, "I had pork, fufu ( a mixture of sweet and reg. potatoes), bobotie, and some salad."




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    Jungle Juice - pineapple, mango, and orange juices & lemonade




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    DD2's plate of food





    "Array of desserts..."


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    Kristin said, "Now for the special Disney touch... They weren't serving African fool salad. I LOVE it so much that it is usually my dessert. So my server asked the chef if he could make it for me... He did. It was extra special because it was made for me!" :goodvibes






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    African Fruit Fool
    A mixture of tropical fruits in a sweet cream sauce






    And last another holiday-themed pic...


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    Animal Kingdom Lodge Christmas Tree




    3 Holiday Roulette Bonus Points for the Holiday-themed pics & DDs



    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 1 for Boma at AKL
     
  7. jabead

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    Of course! Sounds great, Rachel! :thumbsup2
     
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    Then we have JessiLynn015 last update.


    She and her family had breakfast this morning at the Polynesian Resort's...



    Kona Cafe




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    Big Kahuna
    French Toast, Pancakes topped with Pineapple Sauce and Macadamia Nut
    Butter, Eggs, Home-fried Potatoes, Ham, Bacon, and Sausage



    JessiLynn said, "Here is DH's Big Kahuna. He thought it was great and really enjoyed the pancakes."




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    Tonga Toast
    Banana-stuffed Sourdough French Toast rolled in Cinnamon Sugar and served with a Strawberry Compote and Sausage



    JessiLynn said, "I had the Tonga Toast. I don't remember it being so massive.. I couldn't even finish it!! It was delicious as always though."




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    Macadamia-Pineapple Pancakes
    with Macadamia Nut Butter, Pineapple Sauce, and Sausage



    JessiLynn said, "Mom had the pancakes. She also loved her meal, but struggled to finish it."




    And then a final snack update from Magic Kingdom's...


    Aloha Isle



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    Dole Whip Float


    JessiLynn said, "Can't leave without a dole whip float!" :thumbsup2



    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 5 for Kona Cafe at Polynesian
    1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 3 for Aloha Isle
     
  9. jabead

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    Kristin (krhst25) also sent a snack update from Animal Kingdom's...


    Dino Bite Snacks



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    Root Beer Float




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    Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich




    And a couple of holiday-themed pics from Animal Kingdom...



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    Dinoland Christmas Tree




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    Animal Kingdom's Christmas Tree at night



    And Kristin also sent this update from Art of Animation Resort's...


    Landscapes of Flavor



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    Kristin said, "My little one got sick today... Instead of going to Rainforest Cafe I went to Landscapes of Flavor and had the Tandoori shrimp platter...fyi it takes @7 minutes to make but it was delicious. Also got a chocolate-chocolate chip muffin for breakfast tomorrow. And Gatorade for my little one."



    2 Holiday Roulette Bonus Points Earned for tree pics



    1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Animal Kingdom Group 3 for Dino Bites
    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 2 for LoF at AoA
     
  10. jabead

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    Next we a few updates from grrrlennyl, the first one from Epcot's...


    Le Cellier



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    Virgin Pina Colada (on the DDP)




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    Sautéed Potato Gnocchi
    with Butternut Squash, Wilted Spinach, Cranberries, and Sage Butter



    grrrlennyl said, "I ordered from the prix fixe menu and got the house salad. It had blue cheese, but would be vegan without it. This is the gnocchi. It was ok, but a little too flavorful, if that makes sense. I could only eat a little of this. Definitely not vegan."





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    Seasonal Peppermint Sorbet


    grrrlennyl said, "It was pretty good, but I felt so full I only ate a bit."




    She also sent a snack update from Epcot's...


    Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe


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    School bread



    grrrlennyl said, "It was pretty good, but not vegan. I ate around the pudding-like stuff. Very tasty and not too sweet."



    Then a dinner update from last night at the Contemporary's...


    Contempo Cafe




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    Vegetarian Flatbread (minus the onions and mushrooms)


    grrrlennyl said, "This was the best entree I've had so far, which isn't saying much. This was fine."



    "The flatbread was vegan, as far as I know. I also got the mint chocolate cupcake. Which was good, but not vegan. It wasn't too rich, aside from the insice."





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    Mint Chocolate Cupcake



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    Cupcake - Inside view ;)




    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 2 for Le Cellier at Canada
    1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot 6 for Kringla og at Norway
    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 3 for Contempo Cafe
     
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    Just a reminder that next up to the Disney Dining plate will be...



    :cheer2: disneychristmasx3 :cheer2:




    disneychristmasx3 will be celebrating the holidays at WDW from 12/19 - 12/27 and has volunteered to do live updates for us!





    HAVE A GREAT TRIP, disneychristmasx3!!! :cool1:
     
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    I still have four more updates to post this morning from those received yesterday, beginning with one from grrrlennyl.


    She was at DHS yesterday and dined at...




    Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater



    grrrlennyl sent a pic from this meal...



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    Vegan Root Beer Float (made with Tofutti)



    She said, "This was great and vegan. I had the veggie burger with sweet potato fries and it was awful. So awful I only took one bite of the burger. :sad2: Our meal here last year was one of our best, so I'm pretty sure they changed the veggie burger here since last year." :confused3




    Then grrrlennyl also sent this snack update from the...


    Hey Howdy Hey Snack Cart
    (in Pixar Place, across from Toy Story Mania)



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    Popcorn & and a Coke Wheezy's Breezy Freezy


    grrrlennyl said, "Both were vegan, since WDW doesn't use real butter on their popcorn as of the last time I checked."




    1 Point Roulette Bet placed on DHS Group 5 for Sci-Fi Dine-In
    1 Point Roulette Bet placed on DHS Group 2 Pixar Place Snack Cart
     
  13. Mariep26

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    Hi All. I was in Disney Dec 8-15 and was supposed to do live updates. Unfortunately another member of my group got food poisoning and she was out of commission for most of the trip. The food poisoning was confirmed at urgent care and we had only eaten on Disney property leading up to her getting sick. We cancelled many of our TS meals after that point since we were all exhausted from the experience. Thanks for understanding -- I apologize for not being able to report on our trip.
     
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    The next update was the last one from emmebear's trip.


    She and Emme were at Animal Kingdom yesterday and had lunch at...




    Tusker House



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    The Animal Kingdom Tree




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    Emme's Plate


    emmebear said, "This is why I'm glad she eats for free." :thumbsup2





    Then some pics with Daisy...


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    Next is emmebear's "first plate of deliciousness"...



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    And then a second plate...


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    Dessert's up next...


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    Then it's time to get goofy with...


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    And of course we can't forget this guy...


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    Regarding this meal, emmebear said, "The Durban chicken and samosas were my favorites of lunch. Oh, and the Peri Peri rubbed salmon was great too! The meal was $28.89, which includes TIW discount, tip & drink. This place is a lot louder than I remember! We're going to explore the park now."




    Then later emmebear sent just a few more pics before heading home...




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    "Nice cold beer on an 80 degree day!"




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    5 Holiday Roulette Bonus Points Earned for AK Tree, 3 Character pics at Tusker House, and pic with Tigger in Holiday attire




    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Animal Kingdom Group 2 for Tusker House
     
  15. jabead

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    Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear that Marie...what a bummer! :worried: And of course, I totally understand. Hopefully your next trip will be wonderful and problem-free. If you would like to try and do updates then, that would be great. :thumbsup2
     
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    Next up is an update sent to us from Kristin (krhst25).




    She said, "The kids and I went to DTD and ate a late dinner at WPE."


    Wolfgang Puck Express




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    Oven Roasted Salmon with fennel, tomatoes, arugula, roasted potatoes and horseradish cream




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    Four Cheese Macaroni




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


    Kristin said, "I had the salmon, DS had his favorite mac and cheese and DD1 had her fav spaghetti and meatball.
    DD2 got her pizza to go ( no pic).

    Desserts were -fruit cup, brownie ( in with mac cheese pic) , frozen yogurt ( DD1) and I had the creme brulee."




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    Kristin said, "My kids couldn't believe it was a counter service after their disappointing lunch at Rainforest.
    I don't have pics from Rainforest because I wasn't with them."





    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Downtown Disney Group 1 for Wolfgang Puck Express
     
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    Now for our last update from yesterday, which is our final update from Rarity's trip.


    From the Contempo Cafe...





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    Pumpkin Spiced Cupcake




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    An inside look


    Rarity said, "Our breakfast on Saturday was cupcakes, again. I had picked up a Pumpkin Spiced Cupcake (pics 1 and 2) from the Contempo Cafe the night before. It was very good and not cloyingly sweet. My favorite part was the maple frosting."






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    S'mores Cupcake




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    "My sister had a Smores Cupcake (pics 3 and 4) that we had gotten at Roaring Forks a couple of nights ago. She really enjoyed the graham cracker cake and thought it was unique."





    Then for their last Disney meal they had lunch at Magic Kingdom's...


    Columbia Harbour House




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    Rarity said, "My sister had the Fried Shrimp Basket with French Fries and a chocolate cake. She was surprised by how large the shrimp were and seemed to like it a lot. The cake was just your standard cake. I had the Chicken Breast Nuggets and Fish with French Fries and an apple crisp. The fish wasn't greasy, and I liked them more than I expected. The apple crisp was good, too. The pastry was softer than it appeared, and the apples were not mushy or undercooked." :thumbsup2


    1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 3 for Contempo Cafe at the Contemporary
    1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 7 for Roaring Forks at the Wilderness Lodge
    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 4 for Columbia Harbour House
     
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    I have spun the Roulette wheel and here were the winning numbers for Dec. 17th.


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



    Here were the 20 bets placed yesterday:

    wildelady - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 6 for Akershus at Norway WINNER :santa:
    wildelady - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 4 for Fife & Drum at America
    wildelady - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 3 for Crystal Palace WINNER :santa:
    wildelady - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 1 for Gaston's Tavern
    emmebear - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 1 for Be our Guest
    krhst25 - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 1 for Boma at AKL WINNER :santa:
    JessiLynn015 - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 5 for Kona Cafe at Polynesian
    JessiLynn015 - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 3 for Aloha Isle WINNER :santa:
    krhst25 - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Animal Kingdom Group 3 for Dino Bites WINNER :santa:
    krhst25 - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 2 for LoF at AoA
    grrrlennyl - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot Group 2 for Le Cellier at Canada WINNER :santa:
    grrrlennyl - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Epcot 6 for Kringla og at Norway WINNER :santa:
    grrrlennyl - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 3 for Contempo Cafe
    grrrlennyl - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on DHS Group 5 for Sci-Fi Dine-In
    grrrlennyl - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on DHS Group 2 Pixar Place Snack Cart
    emmebear - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Animal Kingdom Group 2 for Tusker House
    krhst25 - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Downtown Disney Group 1 for Wolfgang Puck Express
    Rarity - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 3 for Contempo Cafe at the Contemporary
    Rarity - 1 Point Roulette Bet placed on Resort Group 7 for Roaring Forks at the Wilderness Lodge
    Rarity - 2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 4 for Columbia Harbour House
     
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    Since we have had the final updates from three of our reporters, it's now time to say...



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





    Rarity's Total Holiday Roulette Points Earned = 13



    JessiLynn015's Total Holiday Roulette Points Earned = 17



    emmebear's Total Holiday Roulette Points Earned = 33


     
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    Our First Update of the Day was sent to us by Kristin (krhst25).



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




    Crystal Palace



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    Salmon and chicken entrees




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    Butternut Squash Soup





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    Kristin said, "DD1 with her apple cobbler ice cream concoction."





    Various other Desserts: pumpkin cheesecake, bread pudding, coconut flan, etc.



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    Kristin said, "This was a very nice meal." :thumbsup2



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



    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on Magic Kingdom Group 3 for Crystal Palace
     
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    The only other update we received today came from wildelady.




    She said, "We ate brekkie at the Ponderosa yesterday but I didnt get any pics. It was on International drive (nearest the Convention Center).

    We then had the Fantasmic Dining package booked for..."



    Mama Melrose's


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    wildelady said, "James had the Apple slices, Cheese Pizza and Ice Cream."





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    Caesar Salad - Crisp Romaine lettuce with Caesar dressing and Crostini





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    Carne D'Italia Flatbread with Pepperoni, Italian Sausage, Pancetta, and Spicy Marinara Sauce




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    Mama's Panna Cotta - No Sugar Added Vanilla Flavored Custard with Seasonal Fruit Compote


    wildelady said, "I had the Caesar Salad, Meat Flatbread (sorry cannot remember full name) and then the Panna Cotta, which had a cranberry and ginger compote."


    She added, "When we went to watch Fantasmic we brought popcorn in the R2-D2 holder."



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    2 Point Roulette Bet placed on DHS Group 4 for Mama Melrose's
    1 Point Roulette Bet placed on DHS Group 3 for Popcorn at Fantasmic
     
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