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  1. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

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    Then DisneyMamato4 also sent a snack update from the...

    Boardwalk Bakery


    She said, "After lunch we headed over to the Boardwalk to grab some desserts and use snack credits."



    Here is what they chose...


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    "Amazing strawberry cupcake."



    And an inside look...


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    Napoleon




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    Peanut Butter, Banana, and Candied Bacon Pie


    "Interesting. Not my favorite but my husband loved it."




    And inside look...


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    Cannoli


    "So many choices available here! We will definitely be back here!" :thumbsup2




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  3. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

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    Next another update from dutchdisneyfamily from the POR's...


    River Roost Lounge



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    Nachos with Beef Chili, Cheddar Cheese and Salsa


    "Sorry we dug in before we got a pic."



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  4. SmallWorld71

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    I notice that Napolean has the powdered sugar on it like the one that has been missed from the bakery in France. Wonder how the taste compares?
     
  5. DisneyMamato4

    DisneyMamato4 Disney Obsessed!

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    The Napoleon at the boardwalk bakery is a lot like the one they used to have in France and I was so happy to find it again. It is smaller but very good.
     
  6. glasslipper

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    Thanks for posting this! I'm so going to have the napoleon from the Boardwalk Bakery, I was bummed when they changed the one at the French bakery.
     
  7. CuppieCake04

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    how does this work?? W are going for 2 weeks ned of July Beginning of August, and have lots of character meals planned...:)
    on DDP so 2 full meals a day...:)
     
  8. jabead

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    Hi CuppieCake04!

    To answer your question, most of the reporters take pictures with their phones and then either email or text (iMessage if you have an iPhone) them to me along with their food descriptions and comments. However, there are a few who prefer to take pictures with their regular camera, download them to their laptop and then email them to me. Any of these methods are fine with me. :thumbsup2
     
  9. jabead

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    I have just a few more updates from yesterday to post, beginning with a couple from disnmooner2013.


    The first one was from their dinner last night at the Yacht Club's...


    Yachtsman Steakhouse



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    Here's what they had...


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    A glass of Riesling and a Blue Glowtini





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    Lobster Bisque





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    8-oz Center Cut Filet Mignon - Mashed Potatoes, and Cabernet Wine Sauce




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    12-oz "Prime" New York Strip Steak with gruyere potato gratin and peppercorn bandy sauce




    "Since we are on our honeymoon they brought us a special dessert."


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  10. jabead

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    Our next update, also from disnmooner2013, included both some adult beverages and some food.


    First from France...


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    disnmooner and a Grand Marnier Orange Slush




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    ...and with a Riesling wine flight from Germany's Weinkeller.





    And then a snack update from back at the Wilderness Lodge's Concierge Lounge...


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    Where they had cups of chili...

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    7 June Game Points Earned + 3 Bonus Points for sign and pics of disnmooner
     
  11. jabead

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    And then our last update to come in last night was sent to us by tammilynne.


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


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    Here's what they had...


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    Arancini - fried risotto balls filled with mozzarella and meat ragu




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    "Two margherita pizzas without basil."



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    "Carciofi pizza is what I got -- This is not something I would have ever picked but after seeing reviews on this thread I thought I would give it a try! It was amazing! loved it!"




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    "Candele pasta, this was rated a 9 out of 10."




    "Dessert was Zeppole di ricotta and the Ugly but good sundae..."


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    "The boys both got gelato .. one with chocolate and chocolate sauce and one plain vanilla"


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    "Our waiter was very good. We checked in at 7:15 for our 7:45 ADR because the rain was starting .. We were seated quickly and out of the restaurant by 8:20."




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  12. Koh1977

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    We loved the service we got here last year! Our waiter took such good care of us and the kids. Food was fast and plentiful. My favorite of the trip, even over Narcoossee's which we used to love. This trip we're skipping it, but we're definitely hitting up Via Napoli (for our anniversary dinner)!

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  13. jabead

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    Good Morning Everyone! :wave2: Let's begin today with the updates sent to us yesterday and then, time permitting, I hope to announce our Top 5 winners of the April/May Game. So let's get started, shall we?!?!


    Our First Update of the Day was a snack update from DHS sent to us by dutchdisneyfamily.


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    "Carrot Cake Cookie...Breakfast of Champions. Yum!"





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  14. Leigha

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    Thanks Barb!! I start and end my day with this thread! LOVE IT!!! :)
     
  15. jabead

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    tammilynne & family were also at DHS yesterday and sent us a snack update from...

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    R2-D2 Souvenir Buckets filled with Popcorn (I think?)




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  16. jabead

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    Next in yesterday was disnmooner2013's lunch update from a 10 point location.


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    They started with the...


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    Slow-Smoked Pork Spring Rolls with Sweet Chili dipping sauce




    For her entree, his DW had the...


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    Smoked Chicken Quesadilla with Western Roasted Vegetables, Smoked Cheddar and Mozzarella, and Arugula, with a side of Tomato Salsa





    While disnmooner chose the...


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    Slow-smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich on a Brioche roll with Cowboy-style Baked Beans, Sweet-Ancho Barbecue Sauce, and cucumber salad




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  17. jabead

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    Next in last night were a couple more updates from dutchdisneyfamily. During their day at DHS yesterday, she and her family had lunch at...


    50's Prime Time Cafe


    She said, "Boys and I had chocolate shakes. Husband had chocolate peanut butter shake." (no pic sent)




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    "Husband and youngest had the Aunt Liz's Golden fried chicken. Oldest son had pot roast." (no pic)






    "I had the sampler platter...."


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    A Sampling of Mom's Favorite Recipes - Crispy-fried Chicken, Fork Tender Pot Roast, and Traditional Meatloaf with all the fixings


    "I did not like the meatloaf part of the sampler platter. I had something hard in it like a bone. Food was lukewarm. We won't be back even though our server whose name was Richard but his name tag said Alex was great."




    And for dessert...


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    "Warm apple crisp a la mode that youngest DS had."




    "Oldest DS got the Boston Cream Parfait..."


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    "Sssooooo full." :(




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    Dad's brownie sundae - Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream, Hot Fudge, and Caramel topping


    "I didn't care for it. Too cake like. DH got a Coke float to go. We were too full from the shakes to eat more than a couple bites of our desserts."



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  18. jabead

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    And dutchdisneyfamily also sent us an update from their dinner yesterday at...


    Mama Melrose
    Fantasmic! Dining Package



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    "The boys started with Caesar Salad...


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    Caesar Salad with crisp Romaine Lettuce, Caesar Dressing, and Herb Croutons




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    Fresh Mozzarella and Vine-ripened Tomatoes with Marinated Sweet Onions, Balsamic Drizzle, Basil-scented Olive Oil, and Sweet Basil Leaves


    "The boys say they like the salad and the rolls were yummy."




    "For their entrees, the boys and DH got the..."


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    Charred Strip Steak with Five-Cheese Baked Macaroni, Aged Balsamic-Shallot Butter, and Chianti Wine Reduction




    "I got the Pollo di Forno..."


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    Pollo Di Forno - Brick oven-baked Chicken, Fingerling potatoes, fresh spinach, grilled peppers and Lemoncello-caper butter sauce



    "Of the main entrees, my chicken was the clear winner." :thumbsup2





    And for dessert with the Fantasmic! Package you have the...



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    Dessert Sampler Platter with Chocolate Cheesecake, Cannoli Tart, and Tiramisu


    "Overall, Mama Melrose was excellent!"




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  19. jabead

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    Our last update from yesterday was sent to us by disnmooner2013.


    He and his wife had dinner last night at the Grand Floridian Resort's...




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    "We started with the calamari..."


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    Crispy Rhode Island Island Calamari with Pepperoncini-Olive Relish and Tomato Coulis




    Then for his entree, disnmooner chose the...


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    Sustainable Togarashi-spiced Seared Ahi Tuna with Spring Vegetables and Sesame Sticky Rice and Fragrant Ginger-Soy-Hijiki Broth




    And his wife had the...


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    Grilled Filet Mignon with Asiago Cheese-Creme Fraiche Risotto with Caramelized Red Onion, Roasted Mushrooms, and Cabernet-Veal Reduction Sauce





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    "They gave us complimentary desserts of the almond cheesecake and since I am allergic to chocolate, they gave me the angel cake with strawberries. Delicious."


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  20. jabead

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






    :cheer2: BlovesC :cheer2:




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    :cheer2: cindymindy :cheer2:




    BlovesC will be at Disney World from 6/9 - 6/11 and has volunteered to again do live updates for us!




    cindymindy will be at Disney World from 6/9 - 6/15 and has also volunteered to do live updates for us!




    HAVE A GREAT TRIP, cindymindy and Becky & Charlie !!! :cool1:
     
  21. jabead

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    I'm going to now interrupt our regularly scheduled "live from Disney World" programming in order to announce the...


    April/May Game Winners


    First I must thank all 45 of our volunteer reporters who contributed to the live thread during the months of April and May. Combined you scored a total of nearly 3800 points!!! While April was a great month for live updates, the May reporters came on strong and blew their competition away. Our top 5 winners were all part of the May team of reporters and they alone scored a combine total of 1121 points...that's an average of nearly 225 points each!


    So without further ado, let's get started with our...


    #5 Chavaleh


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    Chavaleh and family were at Disney World from 5/11 - 5/20 and scored 194 points with the many updates that she sent to us during their trip.


    Here are some of my favorite pictures from her updates:


    1900 Park Fare


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    "Isadora had lots of gummi bears and pastries."




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    "I had a little bit of a lot of things. The biscuits were better than I expected. I'm from the South so I'm kinda picky. They were not grandma's but were better than your average buffet biscuits."




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    Sunshine Seasons


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    Togarashi Seared Tuna Noodle Salad

    "I had the tuna noodle salad. It was a little spicier than I expected but still good."






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    She said, "After turning Jack into a pirate we went to meet Gaston and eat at his hang out.




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    "The pirate ate most of the roll."




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    Starring Rolls Cafe


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    Akershus Royal Banquet Hall



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    Traditional Kjottkake - Norweigian meatballs served with Mashed Potatoes, seasonal Vegetables, and Lingonberry Sauce




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    Seared Herb-dusted Beef Tips - seared beef tenderloin tips in wild mushroom sauce served with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables.




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    Star Wars Weekend at DHS


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    Darth Vader Cupcake (available during Star Wars Weekends at several locations at Hollywood Studios, including Darth Mall) - Chocolate cupcake with peanut butter filling and chocolate frosting





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    Churros with chocolate dipping sauce in an R2D2 bucket




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    "My little Han Solo and I waiting for the Star Wars Parade to start...


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    And one last pic...


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    Jack gives Mater a goodbye hug at the end of their trip.
     

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