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  1. jabead

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    Next in were Couchy's final updates from her surprise weekend trip.


    First she had breakfast this morning at the Dolphin's...


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    Couchy said, "This morning I had breakfast at Fresh at the Dolphin. It was was fantastic! Egg white omelet, made to order with spinach, broccoli, pepper, turkey, and cheese. Also fruit and yogurt, sausage, and the obligatory Mickey waffle! Everything was fresh and delicious. Yum!"


    Note from jabead: Couchy's update caught my interest so I did a little more investigation regarding the Fresh Breakfast Buffet.

    The Fresh Mediterranean Market is set up with stations.
    As you visit each one, there is a list of available items.
    The food is then made FRESH for you, to order.

    Breakfast includes Fresh Juice and Starbucks Coffee!

    Stations

    From the Pantry - Variety of Pastries, Danish and Muffins, Fresh Fruits, Yogurt and Homemade Granola

    Nectar Breakfast - Health conscious extracts from fresh vegetables and fruits: Detox, Antioxidant and Wheatgrass

    From the Casserole - Breakfast potatoes, bacon and sausage

    Hot Cereals - hot breakfast cereals including Oatmeal and Grits

    Rotisserie - slow roasted meats

    Eggs from the Skillet - omelets and eggs made any style to order; egg whites and egg beaters upon request

    Griddle Favorites - Traditional and Specialty pancakes, waffles, and French Toast



    Sounds great, thanks for the tip Couchy! :thumbsup2



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  3. jabead

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    Then Couchy's last update was from her lunch today at the Yacht Club's...


    Crew's Cup Lounge



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    She said, "This was not on the menu, but they made me a grilled chicken salad. Also had a Hendrick's martini (pictured in the background). Delicious. :) Off to catch a plane to Buffalo!" :sad1:



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  4. jabead

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    And since we have received Couchy's final update, it's now time to say...




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





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  5. jabead

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    Next we have a lunch update from Chavaleh.


    She and her family had lunch today at AoA's...


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    Here is what they had...


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    Looks like Jack had the Kids Pizza.




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    I think this is probably the "Create your own Pasta". ;)




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    Hmm, Mystery Sandwich. :scratchin I'm going to guess Chicken Burger??? ;)
    (anyone recognize this or care to venture a guess?). Anyway, I do know that's a croissant. :lmao:



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  6. rizzo0904

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    I'll volunteer for September! :wizard:

    We'll be there from 9/20-9/24...so just a short trip.

    Dining plans include Boma, Biergarten, Kona, Cape May breakfast, Flame Tree, EOS.
     
  7. jabead

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    Short trip but great line-up. Thanks for volunteering! :thumbsup2
     
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    Next in today was a lunch update from 1coolnini. She and 1coolpapa were at Animal Kingdom today and had lunch at...


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    "1coolpapa and I both had the chicken and rib combo. Rib meat was tender and fell off the bone. The chicken was a bit dry. It started to rain as we got back to the Beach Club. Thankfully dinner is at Cape May so we don't have to travel far!" :thumbsup2




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  9. jabead

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    Now we have the final two updates from MommaBerd, as her trip ended today. :sad1:


    First is an update from last night's...


    Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party


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    "Plate #1 (starting with upper left): "cheesecake", chocolate-covered strawberry, tiramisu, banana pudding tart, cannoli, chocolate-peanut butter tart."



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    "Plate #2 - I'm not sure what to call the fruit-topped one. It had a custard-type filling. Next is a mini-cupcake, apple pie tart, and a lemon cheescake tart."



    "The desserts were all good, not fabulous.
    BUT throw in the awesome view of the evening shows, and it was well worth the $!" :thumbsup2




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  10. jabead

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    And MommaBerd's last update was from their breakfast this morning at the Contemporary Resort's...


    The Wave



    Her choices from the buffet..


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    Chocolate croissant and fresh fruit




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    Sweet Potato Pancakes, eggs, pork sausage, grits with cheese and bacon, and multi-grain Mickey waffle


    "I loved the sweet potato pancakes. They reminded me of a pumpkin muffin. The grits were good, but very rich (aka loaded with fat)!" ;)




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    And since we have received MommaBerd's final update, it's now time to say...




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





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  12. jabead

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    I'm all caught up with the updates from the reporters who are currently at Disney World, so now I'm going to post some updates that Ellen (podsnel) sent me yesterday from her trip earlier this month.


    First up is a cocktail update from AKL's...

    Uzima Springs Pool Bar


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    Citrus Infusion- Skyy Infusions Citrus Vodka, Midori, Orange Juice, Mint, Agave Nectar, and fresh Lime Juice

    Ellen said, "So disaapointing, another uber-sweet beverage which replaced the FABULOUS and refreshing Citrus Splash I had at this bar in November." :sad2:




    The rest of the pics from this update are of the Evening Offerings at...


    Animal Kingdom Lodge's Concierge Lounge


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    Samosas




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    Chicken Phyllo Cups




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    Shrimp & Artichokes




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    "We all enjoyed the samosas with a peppadew sauce, but HATED (as in either choked down or spit out) the chicken phyllo cups. Cheese, assorted hummus, crudité & crackers all good though. Not crazy about the shrimp hors de ouvre, either. It was artichokes and shrimp, and it was kind of meh."



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    And next Ellen sent an update of the Breakfast Offerings at the...


    Animal Kingdom Lodge's Concierge Lounge


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    Ellen said, "Absolutely delightful, and a huge timesaver in the morning! I loved that this was all right outside our door." :thumbsup2




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    And that just leaves the pics of the Afternoon Snack Offerings, which Ellen sent from the...


    Animal Kingdom Lodge's Concierge Lounge


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    Looks like AKL serves Gummy Bears instead of Swedish Fish. ;)




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    So who knows how many flavors there are in there? ;):rotfl:
     
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    Nice one, SmallWorld! :lmao:
     
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    Taking it back live now with an update from 1coolnini, who had dinner tonight at the Beach Club's...


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    "Nice salads. My favorite was the yummy jicama slaw."




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    "Bean salad was also good."





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    "My plate of yummy salads."




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    "I know everyone eats here for the crab legs and clams. 1coolpapa enjoyed a bucket of clams but I was saving myself for the shrimp and salmon."




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    "Fried shrimp (very small) and Salmon (not overwhelmed by this)."




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    "The broccoli and cauliflower take up most of my plate but the shrimp and salmon are on the top right."




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    "1coolpapa's clams and mussels. He enjoyed them."





    "We weren't overly excited by the Cape May dessert selection. So after dinner we took our first walk over to the Boardwalk area. We found the Boardwalk Bakery!"


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    "Look at these yummy desserts!"




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    "We decided on the Salted Caramel Ganache! Delicious end to a great day." :thumbsup2





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    We also received a dinner update tonight from Chavaleh. She and her family had dinner at DHS'...


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    Love the expression on Jack's face! :thumbsup2




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    Looks like maybe someone had a cherry coke?




    "Thomas and Rhiannon had burgers....


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    Build-Your-Own Angus Chuck Burger and French Fries




    "I had the steak...


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    Flame-broiled New York Strip Steak with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables topped with Blue Cheese Butter and crispy Onion Rings




    "Jack had his usual Mac and cheese (no pic) and Isadora had the veggie shepherds pie...


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    Vegetarian Sheppard's Pie Sci Fi-style with Fresh Vegetables and Vegetable Patty topped with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Melted Cheddar


    "Sorry, I let the girls take their own pictures and they didn't come out well."



    Then for dessert...


    "Issy had the turtle cheesecake."


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    Out-of-This-World Turtle Cheesecake with Heath Bar, Pecans, Chocolate Chips, Caramel Sauce, and topped with Whipped Cream




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    House-made Sci-Fi Candy Bar - White and Dark Chocolate Mousse layered with crispy Pearls sandwiched between Sponge Cake and dipped in Chocolate




    "And Jack had a sundae. He told our server that he loved cherries and was brought a cup full which he added to his ice cream."



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    And my favorite pic of all...


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    And now back to Ellen (podsnel) and updates from her early May trip.


    Sunrise Safari Breakfast Adventure
    (Available to AKL's Concierge Guests only)


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    Ellen said, "Another great perk staying AKV CL is the Sunrise Safari! Which includes a fantastic breakfast buffet afterwards at Pizzafari. The stuffed French toast is pretty sweet, but definitely worth a couple of bites and we all loved the cheese grits!" :thumbsup2






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    Banana-Stuffed French Toast




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    Biscuits and Sausage Gravy





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    Breakfast Burritos??? :confused3






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    Bacon & Baked Ham




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    Note from jabead: Here is some more information that I found regarding this experience. (Hopefully this is current and accurate, if not please let me know.)

    Sunrise Safari Breakfast Adventure is available only to Animal Kingdom Lodge concierge guests on Sundays and Thursdays. You meet in the concierge lounge at 7:00 a.m., then departure from the lodge to Animal Kingdom is at 7:30 a.m.

    Park Admission to Animal Kingdom is required.

    The tour, along the Kilimanjaro Safari ride path in Animal Kingdom, lasts 30-45 minutes and includes multiple stops so that you can stand up and take pictures. Each of the animals along the way is described in great detail, since there is plenty of time.

    After the Safari, you go to the Pizzafari for a breakfast buffet, which includes both standard American and African items. Each person also gets a FastPass to Kilimanjaro Safari to experience it "the regular way".

    Transportation to Animal Kingdom is provided. Transportation from Animal Kingdom is on your own.

    Hours: Sundays and Thursdays, starting at 7:00 a.m. The entire experience lasts about 2 hours.

    Cost: Adults $65; children (3-9) $32.50 (tax not included). NOTE: Park admission NOT included. A credit card is required at the time of booking to guarantee the reservation (this number will be used as a guarantee only, as the safari is charged to your room the day of the event).




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  20. DLFan123

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    Thanks so much for maintaining this thread! I love seeing the pictures of the Sunrise Safari. We've got that booked for our upcoming trip, and it was great to see all of the food selections at breakfast! Can't wait to try that stuffed french toast and the cheese grits! Yum!
     
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    Lots of great updates! I especially enjoyed seeing the Star Wars goodies!
     

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