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  1. jabead

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    That just leaves our final update from Lauren (Giselle22), as her trip ended today :sad1:, and the first update from a new reporter, disneybride96, who just arrived. :banana: But these will have to wait until tomorrow, 'cause it's long past my bedtime. ;)


    So good night everyone...sweet Disney dreams! :goodvibes
     
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  3. DonaldDoleWhip

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    Just like your DD, I'm also home for the holiday weekend, so I've had some time to read a few updates. Lots of great stuff today! :thumbsup2

    First of all, I was so excited to see my Beaches & Cream banana bread pic make a cameo appearance. Thanks for giving me credit ;) (I recently saw one of my pics used in a dining review with no credit given - that seems rude to me)

    Next - it's great to see the temporary Boardwalk kiosk is still offering cupcakes! I really liked that strawberry one over the summer. :goodvibes

    I also really enjoyed reading the Crew's Cup Lounge update. A lot of the menu is shared with Captain's Grille (the clam chowder, crab cake, fried rock shrimp, mussels & clams, beef short ribs, lobster sliders, sirloin steak, chicken, pasta creation, and the banana cheesecake), and since I really like Captain's Grille, that's good news! :)

    Finally, I'm glad Becky also loved the avocado gelato that accompanied the sustainable fish tacos at The Wave! That was such a delicious appetizer, and the lime sorbet, pico de gallo sorbet, and avocado gelato were fantastic additions IMO. :cloud9:
     
  4. jabead

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    Hi Donald!
    Just like my DD, it's great to have you home! :goodvibes I hope you will consider this thread your DIS home and check in here whenever time allows. It's always great to see your comments, and I of course was thrilled to have you contribute with updates recently. :thumbsup2
     
  5. jabead

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    First up this morning is the first update received from a new reporter, disneybride96.


    She and her DH arrived at Disney World yesterday and they had their first Disney meal at the Animal Kingdom Lodge's...




    BOMA





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    db96 said, "Here is my hubby with his Martha's soup. I had Sausage and lentil."





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    "Here is my plate:
    Spice Crusted Beef Striploin
    Slow Roasted Pork Ribs
    Fufu
    Some type of orange salmon
    Peanut rice
    Roasted root vegetables.
    Lots of amazing things." :thumbsup2








    And for dessert, Zebra domes of course, but the passion fruit flan and banana butterscotch bread pudding were amazing too!"


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    db96 said, "We haven't been to Boma in awhile and forgot how amazing it was!" :cloud9:




    3 January Game Points Earned + 1 Bonus Point for pic of DH
     
  6. jabead

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    And sadly it is now time to post Lauren's (Giselle22) final update of her trip, which ended yesterday.


    For their last Disney meal, Lauren's group had dinner at the Grand Floridian's...



    1900 Park Fare




    Lauren said, "Last night we had our last Disney meal at 1900 Park Fare. It was so much fun! The stepsisters are great entertainment. And the food was all really good, especially considering that it's a buffet. Everyone agreed that the beef strip loin in particular was excellent. It was too difficult to try to get pics of everyone's plates, so I just took my own."




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    "On my first plate I've got alfredo pasta (very good), vegan noodle salad (excellent), greens with mango vinaigrette (yummy), beef strip loin (mmmmm), and roasted veggie salad (good but it's cold; I prefer my squash warm. However, the tomatoes in this were amazing!)."






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    "On my second plate I got some fresh watermelon and strawberries, then raided the kids station for mac 'n cheese and green beans. ;) Both were good. I also had some butternut squash soup and a piece of french bread. I was a little apprehensive about the soup because it seemed awfully thick, but it tasted really good! I also tried the strawberry soup; it's great! Everyone liked it. Some other things the buffet offered that others in my party enjoyed were a create-your-own pasta station, fresh peel-and-eat shrimp, sushi, and a shepherd's pie."





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    "For dessert I tried cheesecake, chocolate mousse, and a berry tart. All yummy!
    Overall, we were all very impressed with the quality of food here."





    "We have a Photopass Plus card so we got to keep the picture package for no extra charge. It comes in a super cute envelope with one 5x7 and four 4x6s. Also on the inside of the envelope is a cute little card with the recipe for strawberry soup! I believe this costs about $30 regularly."



    Recipe for 1900 Park Fare's Signature Soup...


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    One Last Pic of Lauren's Great Group! :thumbsup2




    And now for Lauren's description of the character interaction her group had with the characters from Cinderella, which appear at 1900 Park Fare Dinner.


    "Dinner at 1900 Park Fare was a blast! In the first pic of Anastasia, she's upset with my dad because when she first came up she asked if he was a prince and he said yes. But then he told her he was married and pointed out his kids!"


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    "We pointed out my brothers, though, and let her know that they were eligible princes! Drizella popped in to see what Anastasia was doing with all of those men." ;)


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    "When Drizella came by on her own later, we pointed out my older brother as a prince for her! Then she took a pic with all three of the young men, too."


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    "Lady Tremaine stopped by and said how nice it was to have a table full of adults. ;) She said "Oh, this is nice. No one has sticky fingers and no one will want to hug me-ugh." She had my friend and I make angry glares while we posed with her." :laughing:


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    "Cinderella and Prince Charming stopped by too, of course, but they're just not as fun! Anastasia and Drizella got into a big fight at one point and their mother had to come pull them apart, and later on they got a couple little girls together and sang "Sing Sweet Nightingale" just like in the movie--and I mean JUST like in the movie! haha :) They sounded terrible and we loved it!" ;)



    "We had a really great time at Disney World and I can't wait to go back and take more food pics for you!"




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  7. jabead

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    Just a reminder that next up to the Disney Dining plate we have a trio of live reporters,...



    :cheer2: AlohaPolynesian :cheer2:


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    :cheer2: dreamscometrue101 :cheer2:


    - and -


    :cheer2: CaliBear :cheer2:



    AlohaPolynesian will be at Disney World again from 1/21 - 1/24, this time with her sister and nieces.
    She will again be doing live updates for us!



    dreamscometrue101 will be taking her niece to WDW to celebrate her 10th birthday (a couple of months early).
    They will be there from 1/21 - 1/26 and she has volunteered to do live update for us while there!



    CaliBear will be there from 1/21 - 1/26 and has offered to do live updates for us during her trip!






    HAVE A GREAT TRIP, AlohaPolynesian, dreamscometrue101, and CaliBear!!! :cool1:
     
  8. jabead

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    Ok, it's time to start today's updates, beginning with our First Update of the Day sent to us by Becky (BlovesC).



    Intermission Food Court



    Becky said, "Good morning Barb! We had to have another food court breakfast, since we're behind on using QS credits thanks to my TS ADRs!"




    "Here is 2/3 of the ASMU food court menu..."


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    "And the last 1/3!...."


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    All-Star Bounty Platter - scrambled eggs, french toast sticks, breakfast potatoes, biscuit, sausage and bacon
    (minus the meats, but with extra french toast sticks)



    Becky said, "I had the Bounty Platter minus the bacon and sausage again. This time they gave me extra French Toast sticks to make up for it, awww."




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    Bounty Platter with meats


    "And Charlie had the Original Bounty. Yes we're boring, but the food court is a zoo and this is always the first line we see." ;)




    After telling Becky that she had the first update of the day once again she replied, "Yay, first update! I told Charlie that and he said "that's because you don't let me SLEEP!" bwahaha!" :rotfl2:



    Note from jabead: I am therefore awarding Charlie a Misc. Bonus Point for being such a good trooper! :thumbsup2


    3 January Game Points Earned + 5 Bonus Points for 3 menu pics, First Update of the Day, and Charlie's sympathy point
     
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    Next up is a breakfast update from carobear.


    She and her sister had breakfast this morning along the Boardwalk at...



    Kouzzina





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    carobear said, "My sister had the white sangria and I had coffee."





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    Classic Golden Waffle with Whipped Mascarpone Cheese, Honey, and Chopped Pecans and Bacon





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    Stacked Kouzzina Breakfast - Two Poached Eggs, Kalamata Olive Toast, Artichoke Spread, and Sweet Potato Hash with Chicken Sausage



    "We decided to share the waffles and stacked Kouzzina breakfast. The waffles were super tasty, especially with the mascarpone. We really enjoyed the stacked breakfast. It was well cooked and the flavors went well together. Would definitely come back!" :thumbsup2






    Boardwalk To Go Kiosk



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    Corn Fritter Nuggets



    carobear said, "After walking around the Boardwalk a bit, we saw corn nuggets. While we weren't really hungry, we had to try them (we love corn nuggets and didn't know they had them at Disney). Super tasty."



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    Then we have a lunch update from Becky (BlovesC).


    She and Charlie are at DHS today and had lunch at...




    Starring Rolls Cafe



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    Black Forest Ham Sandwich with chips & Banana Split Cake


    "This was Charlie's. He gave it two thumbs up!"





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    Turkey Sandwich



    "I had the turkey, which was lovely and fresh but how on earth are you supposed to fit this thing in your mouth?!" :confused3





    "And the red velvet cupcake for dessert! Wowza!"


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  11. jabead

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    And speaking of Starring Rolls cupcakes, Chris (dvc4life) had this for breakfast this morning...



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    Butterfinger Cupcake


    Chris said, "Our breakfast of champions. Good thing we shared cuz it was big. But very good."





    Then for lunch, Chris ate at Downtown Disney's...



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    Chris said, "We just had a wonderful lunch at Cooke's of Dublin and the Hole in the Wall bar. I started with a Miller lite..."




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    "The best scallops according to my husband. He loved them."





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    "This is my husband, Bob, and a scallop."





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    "See. He really enjoyed them." ;)





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    "And this was my fish & chips. It was pretty good. The fish was greasy. But the fries were excellent."



    4 January Game Points Earned + 1 Bonus Point for pic of Bob
     
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    Received an update this afternoon from disneybride96.


    She said, "Stopped for lunch at The Mara at AKL before hitting Downtown Disney and on to our "home" Beach Club Villas."




    First a menu pic...


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    "DH and I both had the half chicken with couscous. Very nice, but I have had more flavorful rotisserie chicken."





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    "And of course, one last Zebra dome (you get 5!) and a piece of chocolate peanut cake. The cake didn't taste much like peanut at first, but hit you at the end."




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  13. butiflfeet

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    This thread is great for getting over the post-Disney World trip blues! I had never thought about having dinner at the Crew's Cup Lounge but it looks really tasty. I'm getting tons of ideas for our trip in December and its still so far away!
     
  14. AlohaPolynesian

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    SO EXCITED to be doing the live updates again. With my nieces being so young, my sister didn't want to do too many sit down meals. We do have one ADR for 1900PF, though. Can't wait!

    Also, not sure if I mentioned it or not - my nieces don't know they are going to Disney! My sister is waking them up tomorrow with bags packed and ready to go to the airport. Then I'll be waiting at the hotel for surprise #2!!
     
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    Totally agree! It's so sad to go home...but it's fun to come back to this thread and dream about my next trip, whenever that may be!

    How exciting!! Can't wait for some updates :)
     
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    We are heading to the airport in 3 hours and will be at Hollywood Studios for lunch tomorrow. Can't wait to start the live reporting!
     
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    The dinner updates are in, so let's get started. :thumbsup2



    Becky and Charlie had dinner tonight back at their resort's...



    INTERMISSION FOOD COURT





    Becky said, "Well I'd planned on going back to DTD for dinner tonight but after an afternoon swimming we were too lazy to go there! So here's yet another ASMU meal! This is Charlie's pepper steak. He said it tasted like it had been sitting around all day."



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    "I got the chicken quesadilla, which actually wasn't bad except for the side. CM: "Onions?" Me: "No, no onion."
    CM: Proceeds to dump a scoop of onions on top." :worried:




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    Chicken Quesadilla Platter





    "And two sundaes for dessert! Better than a prepackaged carrot cake!" ;)



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    Ice Cream Sundae #1





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    Becky & a LeFou's Brew



    "Le Fou! Le Brew! Because we needed a little more sugar, right? I promise no matter how crazed I look, this is not alcoholic!"



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    Next a dinner update from carobear.




    She said, "We drover over to CityWalk to check it out and get dinner at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. My sister loves Forrest Gump." ;)



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    Shrimper’s Heaven - Love Shrimp? This one’s for you!
    Hand Breaded Coconut Shrimp, Chilly Shrimp, Fried Shrimp, and Japanese style Tempura Shrimp with Fries.



    "My sister got the Shrimper's Heaven. It was tasty."





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    “I’m Stuffed!” Shrimp
    Large Shrimp with Crab Stuffing, baked in Garlic Butter, and topped with Monterey Jack Cheese. Served with Jasmine Rice




    "I chose the "I'm Stuffed!" Shrimp. Unfortunately this disappointing. It had plenty of crab. It just wasn't seasoned at all. So bland. Had to sprinkle salt and lemon all over it to make it decent. Also could have used some more sauce."






    Then carobear also sent a couple of snack updates.



    She said, "We grabbed this churro while at CityWalk. It was a typical churro. Good."


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    "We got these at Singing Spirits (Pool Bar) at All-Star Music. I think they were called Lava Smoothies. Love these!"


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    Lava Smoothies - Frozen non-alcoholic drink with raspberry puree blended with pina colada mix.


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    And last a dinner update from Chris (dvc4life).


    But before dinner, she had cocktails at...



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    Zooberry - Bluezoo's signature cocktail with blueberry infused vodka, fresh lemon juice, and rock candy syrup


    Chris said, "Oh so good. I loved it."





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    Chris said, "It started out good. Duh duh duuuuuuuh."




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    Complimentary Antipasti Platter with Eggplant Caponata and Slices of Cured Sausage


    "Very tasty."





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    Bread Basket


    "This was yummy. The focaccia was the best."





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    "The bottle of wine we shared."




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    "I ordered the grouper. It was so good."





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    Medaglione di Filetto
    10 oz. beef tenderloin served with roasted potatoes in a mixed mushroom sauce




    "Ok. Here is where it went bad. DH had the mushroom filet. Ordered medium rare. When it came out it was medium well. DH was not happy. The waitress was right there and did everything possible to make sure it was ok. He sent it back and by the time he got his meal, I was done. The second steak was cooked perfect. We usually don't complain but they comped his meal. Wow. Great service. Would definitely go back." :thumbsup2




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  20. DonaldDoleWhip

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    This thread definitely feels like a DIS home! (partly because there's always good food around here :laughing:)

    Speaking of which, it's exciting to see reviews from the Swolphin restaurants! I'd love to try bluezoo again (for appetizers and maybe even cocktails :)).
     
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    I agree, I've never even been over to the swolphin!! I like the reviews from there lately! And cocktails......mmmmmm :rotfl:

    Wait, does this mean you have celebrated a birthday DDW? ;)
     
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