Coming to you Live from Disney World!-Take 2 AUG/SEPT WINNERS ANNOUNCED

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  1. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

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    Ok, let's have some updates now, beginning with jenifferf00's two-part snack update from Animal Kingdom.


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    Jen said, "Taking a break at the Boneyard after some very busy days! Sorry no pics yesterday, we were hitting a wall, but after some sleep everyone's doing better. So far today we've had a frozen lemonade, which hit the spot since it's so hot!"




    Then this afternoon she had this snack...


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    "I tried a jalapeno cheese filled pretzel and loved it!"



    2 April Game Points Earned + 4 Bonus Points for pics of DH and DD, menu/sign pic
     
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  3. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

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    jennifferf00 also sent us an update from her lunch today at Animal Kingdom's...


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    "We chose a Bacon Burger, a Mac & Cheese Hot Dog, and 2 kids burgers. The Mac & Cheese Hot Dog disappeared while I was getting mushrooms for my burger. DH said it was good." ;)


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    1/3 lb Angus Bacon Cheeseburger & French Fries


    "My burger was fine. A fast food burger, but it had mushrooms so it had a little bonus."





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    Kids Burger


    "The girls' lunches were meh, but they loved the buckets."




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    "And we all enjoyed the chocolate mousse."




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    3 April Game Points Earned + 4 Bonus Points for sign, menu, and pics of DDs

     
  4. Chavaleh

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    Oh gosh... so sorry I forgot to send the text part of that update. Issy had another pulled pork sandwich. She really liked the one she got the first day but kept refusing to get a side with it despite our assurances that we could all "take care" of the potato chips. I don't know what's wrong with that girl. ;) Sorry for any gaps of info or pictures with half eaten food. Getting pictures taken before the three kids could demolish their plates and sending off coherent reports was a little harder than I expected it to be but fun!! :rotfl:
     
  5. jabead

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    Next in this afternoon was a lunch update from 1coolnini. She and her DH were at Epcot today and had lunch at...


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    They started with a pitcher of Red Sangria...


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    Then the Family Salad for 2...

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    "Family Style" House Salad with leaf lettuces, roasted red peppers, marinated mushrooms, olives, peperonicini, red wine vinaigrette




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    Prosciutto e Melone Pizza with fontina, mozzarella, prosciutto, cantelope (arugula on the side)


    "1coolpapa wasn't sure about this pizza. I reassured him that everyone on this thread loves this pizza. He agreed to order it if we left off the arugula. They brought it to us on the side. 1coolpapa said he would order it again WITH the arugula. The pizza was great." :thumbsup2




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    No dessert at Via Napoli, but they did have some frozen treats from the...


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    "It was warm today. So far no rain. We needed a cold snack."

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    "Swirl soft serve ice cream and a strawberry smoothie."




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  6. jabead

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    Then we received an update from smsraven, who had dinner tonight at...


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    "DH commented that the bread is just like my grandmother's."




    "DD had the apples for her appetizer...

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    "I had the Fresh Mozzarella and Vine-Ripened Tomatoes as my appetizer...


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    Fresh Mozzarella and Vine-ripened Tomatoes with marinated sweet onions, balsamic drizzle, basil-scented olive oil and fresh sweet basil




    "DH and DS had the Crispy Calamari...


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    Crispy Calamari topped with grilled peppers and onions, served with dipping sauces (the B & W polka-dotted version) ;)




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    Kids Pepperoni Pizza




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




    Ok, now it gets more difficult... :scratchin


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    Spaghetti with chicken and marinara sauce (my guess)

    Looks like grilled chicken over spaghetti with a red sauce??? (What do you all think?) :confused3

    ETA: Just noticed on the menu that you can get chicken instead of meatballs with the Spaghetti entree, so that's what I'm going with on this one. ;)



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    Perhaps Chicken Campanelle? (but I don't see any broccoflower, so maybe not?)

    Here the description: Chicken Campanelle - wood-grilled chicken over Campanelle pasta tossed with four-cheese sauce with broccoflower, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh spinach and sweet onions




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    Kids Ice Cream Sundae




    And this looks like the Fantasmic! Dessert Platter...

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    3 April Game Points Earned + 3 Bonus Points for sign and menu pics

     
  7. jabead

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    Next in was the first update from a new reporter who arrived at Disney World today, Kaitlin (KGNOLA).


    She and her family had their first Disney meal at DHS'...


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    For their appetizers, DD Drucilla had the Kids Tomato Soup...


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    "It was very rich, but very good!"




    DH Quentin chose BBQ Chipotle Wings...


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    Chicken Wings with Honey-Chipotle Barbecue Sauce, Blue Cheese Dressing, and Celery Sticks

    "Our favorite dish of the meal!"




    And Kaitlin had the Buffalo Popcorn Chicken...


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    "I thought it was very spicy."





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    "Drucilla had an Oreo milkshake. It did have a cherry on top, but mama wasn't fast enough with the camera!" ;)





    For their entrees, Drucilla chose the Kids Popcorn Chicken with goldfish...


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    Kaitlin chose the Salmon BLT with Cucumber Salad...


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    Salmon BLT - served on crusty French Roll with Arugula, Vine-ripened Tomatoes, Bacon, and Chili-Chive Aioli


    "This was awesome, but I thought there was too much bread and ate it open faced."





    And Quentin chose his favorite, Build-your-own-Burger...


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    Now for desserts, Drucilla had the Kids Sundae...


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    Quentin also had a Sundae...


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    Hot Fudge Sundae - Vanilla Ice Cream with Hot Fudge, Whipped Cream, and a Cherry




    And Kaitlin chose the House-made Candy Bar...


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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 Ganache


    "My new favorite dessert!"



    Kaitlin said, "We had a great start to our trip here at Sci-Fi !" :thumbsup2



    3 April Game Points Earned + 4 Bonus Points for sign, menus, and pic of DD
     
  8. jabead

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    Next we have an update from 1coolnini showing us the Evening Offerings tonight in the...


    Beach Club Concierge Lounge



    She said, "They open at 5:00 and we got there at 5:20. Very busy. No lounge seating and some items needed to be replenished. We really didn't get much because we are saving ourselves for tonight's dinner at Yachtsman. BTW, we are having a thunder/lightning storm right now."



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    Apples with Caramel Dip




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    Potstickers




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    "Not sure what these were, but they were good."




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    "We could've filled up on the CL snacks, but controlled ourselves. Just hope this crazy storm passes before we walk over."




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  9. AvasMommy526

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    Thank you Barb!! We are so excited! 12 hours from now we will be landing! :banana::cheer2:
     
  10. jabead

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    Ahhh...Pulled Pork. Yes, I can see that now. Thanks Chavaleh. :)


    And you scored 194 points in the April/May Game, so I'd say you are a pro at this live reporting stuff. Thanks again for doing such a fantastic job! :thumbsup2
     
  11. Ginamarie

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    The "scared" picture at Planet Hollywood made me crack up, and all the good Via Napoli pictures make me regret I don't have a reservation there!
     
  12. jabead

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    One last update for tonight, this one from jenifferf00.


    Jen and her family had dinner tonight at Animal Kingdom's...


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    First a cocktail...


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    Shanghai Express - Captain Morgan Spiced rum, DeKuyper banana liqueur, peachtree schnapps and tropical juices.





    For entrees, Jen had the Chicken Lo Mein...


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    Chicken Lo Mein - Lo Mein noodles, carrots, cabbage, green onoins, bean sprouts



    Her DH had the Steak and Shrimp...


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    Shaoxing Steak and Shrimp - skirt steak, tempura-battered shrimp, jasmine rice, stir-fried vegetables, chili plum dipping sauce



    Makenzie had the Kids Chicken Nuggets (no pic) and Chocolate Cake for dessert...

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    Fried Wontons - Skewers of fresh pineapple and cream cheese wontons, vanilla ice cream, honey vanilla drizzle



    "And that just leaves Kennedy, who had nothing, because while we started dinner like this...


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    "She was soon like this...


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    "Everything was excellent. Service was great, and would definitely come here again!" :thumbsup2


    2 April Game Points Earned + 8 Bonus Points for sign, menus, family pic, and pic of sleeping Kennedy



    And taking my cue from Kennedy, I'm going to call it a night. ;)
     
  13. luvmarypoppins

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    I am appreciating the Beach Club Club Level reviews. We are going next week.

    Cant believe there are no seats 20 minutes after it opens.
     
  14. abk96

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    It's a small lounge and there was rarely a seat when we were there last June. We just took our food to our room.
     
  15. DLFan123

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    Sounds like they need more seats at the BC CL lounge!
     
  16. jabead

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    We received the final updates from Chris (ChrisNY2) last night.


    Chris said, "This morning, I had planned to go to the breakfast buffet at Captain's Grille, one of my favorites, but I was tired, so I slept in and had a snack for breakfast from Les Halles."



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    "I had the ham and cheese croissant, which was very tasty. It was warmed, although the center was still cool."


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    "Then I had lunch at...


    Le Cellier



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    Heirloom Tomato Salad with Mozzarella, Watermelon, and Minus "8" Vinegar



    "I started with the Heirloom Tomato Salad, which was very good. There was a nice balance of flavors and the tomatoes were nice and fresh."





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    Le Cellier Mushroom Filet Mignon - 8 oz. Canadian AAA Beef Tenderloin with wild mushroom risotto, white truffle butter sauce and micro chervil


    "For my main course, I had the filet, which was well-cooked and as good as I remembered it."






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    "For dessert, I had the Coconut Three Ways, which was really outstanding. I loved the creativity of the various textures and temperatures. I loved this dessert."





    "After lunch, I went on the Behind the Seeds Tour of The Land pavillion, so I could see where some of the fish and veggies are grown for WDW restaurants and catering. I don't do any gardening, but I love Epcot, and I still really enjoyed this fun tour." :thumbsup2


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    "After my tour, I went to La Cava del Tequila for a margarita."


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    "I tried the jalapeno margarita. It was refreshing and I liked the fresh cucumber. However, it wasn't quite as good as the Blood Orange margarita."


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    "I went for a last WDW dinner at Monsieur Paul."



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    "I started with the Maine Lobster with sauteed mushrooms, mollet quail egg, and creamy black truffle bouillon. I loved this dish. It was so fragrant."


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    "For my main course, I had another fillet: the grilled beef tenderloin with mushroom crust (with some cheese that was SO good!), mashed potatoes, and bordelaise sauce. The potatoes were very creamy and had some cocoa powder on top."



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    "I finished with La Baba au Rhum and a cappuccino. This cake was a nice way to finish the meal. It was rich, but it was nice for a late evening. Overall, I really really liked my dinner at Monsieur Paul. The service was wonderful and the food was great."



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    And one last great pic of our live reporter...


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    15 April Game Points Earned + 5 Bonus Points for signs, Tour pic, and pic of Chris
     
  17. jabead

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




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





    ChrisNY2's Total April/May Game Points Earned = 61
     
  18. jabead

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    Just a reminder that next up to the Disney Dining Plate is...






    :cheer2: dvc4life :cheer2:





    dvc4life will be at Disney World from 5/22 - 5/27 and has volunteered to do live updates for us!





    HAVE A GREAT TRIP, Chris & family!!! :cool1:
     
  19. jabead

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    Our First Update of the Day was sadly the final one from Lori (vettegirl), as her trip ended last night.


    Lori had lunch yesterday at the Polynesian Resort's...



    Captain Cook's



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    "Nice user friendly touchscreen ordering."

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    Lori chose the...


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    Aloha Pork Sandwich and Taro Chips - barbecued pulled pork served on Hawaiian sweet bread (bun) and topped with pineapple cole slaw


    "Again an interesting creation that is one that is a must try." :thumbsup2





    "A Mickey cupcake...


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    And don't forget that they have this at Captain Cook's...


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    But Lori waited and got her Dole Whip at the Epcot F & G booth...


    PINEAPPLE PROMENADE



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    She said, "This was smaller than in Magic Kingdom or Disneyland."



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  20. ChrisNY2

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    Thanks, Barb! I had a great trip and a fun time live reporting. You clearly put a lot of work into maintaining this page, and it's great for the readers and adds a fun element to the reporters' trips. Thank you!

    Everyone: I hope you enjoyed my updates. I had fun sharing them with you. And I think I might have to fast for a few days after all of that delicious food!
     
  21. jabead

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




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





    vettegirl's Total April/May Game Points Earned = 43
     

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