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

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  1. gardengirl628

    gardengirl628 Help, help, a Herrible Hoffalump!

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    That popcorn bucket is awesome! Hope they still have it in August.

    Barb, we will be going August 17-25th, staying CL at YC. Would love to be a part of the live reports.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. jabead

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    That would be great, I'll add you to the August list. Thanks! :thumbsup2
     
  4. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

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






    :cheer2: aladdinsgirl :cheer2:





    aladdinsgirl will be at Disney World from 4/30 - 5/10 and has volunteered to do live updates for us!





    HAVE A GREAT TRIP, aladdinsgirl !!! :cool1:
     
  5. jabead

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    Since there have been many volunteers the last couple of days, I thought I should post an updated list of what dates we still need.

    :cheer2::cheer2: IT'S RECRUITMENT TIME AGAIN!!! :cheer2::cheer2:

    So here are the dates which we could still use more live reporters:

    May 21 - 30 - 1 more reporter needed

    June 14 - 19 - 1 more reporter needed

    June 20 - 24 - 2 more reporters needed

    July 2 - July 8 - 2 or 3 more reporters needed

    July 9 - 13 - 1 more reporter needed

    July 14 - 25 - 2 more reporters needed

    July 26 - 30 - We have no volunteers yet for these dates. :worried:

    July 31 - Aug. 3 - 2 or 3 more reporters needed

    Aug. 4 - Aug. 7 - 1 more reporter needed

    Aug. 26 - Sept. 2 - 1 more reporter needed


    So if you are planning a trip to either Disney World or Disneyland during any of these dates, please consider doing some live reporting. :flower3:
     
  6. jenifferf00

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    I'm not sure how many pictures I can send, but I'll be there May 15th - 24th. I probably won't be able to do it every day, but if that works for you just let me know :)
     
  7. jabead

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    I have one more update which was sent to us last night, this one from DeeDee (buzz1121).


    She said, "Our last dinner at WDW on this trip was another repeat location...



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    "The chicken and steak were the winners in regards to the best tasting meat."


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    Kids Meal




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    "The bread pudding was amazing once again!"



    "So much has been said about this very popular dining location that I will just say that this time our service was a little off and as we were seated directly under a speaker it was difficult to communicate with each other during the meal."



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  8. jabead

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    Hi jeniffer! We already have several reporters there during the first part of your trip, so if you would like to concentrate your efforts on the last few days (May 21 - 24) that would be great. You are welcome to send updates on the other days if you would like to, but don't sweat it if you are only able to send a few or skip some days altogether. How does that sound? :)
     
  9. jabead

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    We have received our First Update of the Day from a new reporter who arrived at Disney World yesterday, diskam.


    Their first day was spent at Hollywood Studios and first snack was from the...


    Writer's Stop



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    "After a rough morning of traveling, Mals took a break at the Writer's Stop."




    "Supper last night was at...


    Sci-Fi Dine-in Theater


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    "Mals had the kid's hot dog. This came with a fruit cup or sundae for dessert, but the cookie must have filled her up because she turned them both down."





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    "I had the shrimp pasta with no tomatoes. It had a ton of shrimp!"



    4 April Game Points Earned + 2 Bonus Points for pic of Mals and First Update of the Day
     
  10. jenifferf00

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    Sounds good to me :) Glad I can help out a bit as I stalk this thread religiously. ::yes::
     
  11. Rarity

    Rarity I don't trust wheels.

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    Not too shabby for 4 days. Thanks again, Barb, for continuing the thread and for letting my sister and I participate. It was an honor to play along!

    Glad to see folks are enjoying the Dumbo bucket. Dumbo was one of my favorite movies as a kid (I used to walk around with my nose in the air like the mean elephants :duck:). I thought it was decently priced at $12. Just so everyone knows, I also saw it available at popcorn carts in HS. The CM will ask if you want them to assemble it and put your popcorn inside, or if you want to just keep it in its plastic bag. I'm glad I had them assemble it for me since it took two people to stick the ears in :laughing:

    Dumbo's currently sitting on my desk at work, now housing my selection of candy. Everyone who's come by has gotten a kick out of seeing him.
     
  12. jabead

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    We received a couple of updates today from Jessica (FancyNancy).


    The first one was from their lunch today at DHS'...


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    She said, "April's birthday is today so we had to come for some lunch and cupcakes!"



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    "April had a ham sandwich, chips, iced tea, and a double chocolate muffin."





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    "I had a turkey sandwich, chips, iced tea, and a red velvet cupcake."






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    "Mom had turkey, chips, and a chocolate peanut butter cupcake."





    And speaking of the birthday girl, here is April in their Royal Guest room at POR...


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    Jessica said, "We were upgraded from a standard room at check in to a river view Royal Guest room." :cool1:




    5 April Game Points Earned + 1 Bonus Point for pic of the birthday girl
     
  13. jabead

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    And then Jessica (FancyNancy) sent a dinner update from POR's ...


    Riverside Mill



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    "I had the Create Your Own Salad with Steak, Iced Tea, and Red Velvet Cake."




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    "Mom had the Create Your Own Salad with Chicken, Chocolate Milk, and an M & M Cookie."




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    "April had a Cheeseburger with Fries, Chocolate Milk, and a Cookie."




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  14. jabead

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    Tonight we received the first update from a new reporter, auntfrannie.


    She said, "Hi Barb! Here is my first live update! I arrived today at Coronado Springs. Dinner tonight was at ...


    Yachtsman Steakhouse



    "I started with something I've not seen on any Disney drink menu....



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    ...the Truffle Olive Martini!"





    "Rather than order an entree, I ordered three appetizers:"


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    "The Caesar salad was a light start to the meal. The housemade dressing was perfect and wasn't too much on the salad. The bottom of the salad had thin slices of coppa secca ham and added a nice twist to a classic Caesar."







    "Next was the Diver Oak Scallops and Truffle Mac & Cheese...



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    "The scallops were perfect and just about melted in my mouth."




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    "The mac & cheese was very rich but incredibly wonderful!"



    "This was an enjoyable meal even though I didn't order an entree. I also got a pot of the french press coffee. So smooth! No dessert at Yachtsman because I hiked over to the Boardwalk Bakery. I'll send that in a separate email."


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  15. AvasMommy526

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    Hi Barb :wave:

    I got your pm and am beyond excited for our trip and to send some live updates! I already informed my fiancé that he has to wait for me to snap some pics before he can eat, and he agreed, which means he must be excited too because he does not play around when it comes to his food! :rotfl:

    We are eating at a lot of the more popular places: O'hana, Kona, CRT, Chef Mickeys, Crystal Palace (DD 2nd birthday breakfast!!),Via Napoli, H&V, Sci Fi, Y&Y, Le Cellier, Boma. Not too mention all the snacks and drinks ;) I have on my list! And 6 days into our trip (the 27th) we are getting married and having a small private cocktail hour, dinner and wedding cake at BiCE! I can't wait! :yay:

    Thank you again for keeping this thread going, it's so fun and really helps pass the non Disney time! :flower3:
     
  16. stitchaholic

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    Jabead , glad to see the universal updates , I can volunteer to do some live updates , we will be in Orlando from July 8th-16th ,3 days at Universal , Seaworld , Aquatica , Discovery cove , we will be staying at Hard Rock and then Sheraton Vistana at Lake Buena Vista , right next to my beloved mouse :sad2: , my DD does not want to go to Disney , and I am not sure we would have the time anyways , but we will be heading out to some of our favorite disney restaurants , some universal restaurants , joe's crab shack and others
     
  17. jabead

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    Yay, your wedding & trip are almost here Nicole! :cool1: I remember when you volunteered for May way back when I was first getting the live thread going. To be honest, I really didn't think there was any way that the thread would still be going in May. I guess I was wrong. :laughing: Well, actually in a way I was right because the original thread is closed now. ;)

    Oh, and your plans sound great! :thumbsup2




    Well hello there, stitchaholic! :wave2: It would be great to have you as a live reporter again. Definitely want the updates from Universal and the Disney restaurants! :thumbsup2 The rest will depend on how active the other reporters are that are at Disney World (or Disneyland) at that time. I give first priority to the Disney parks, then Universal & Disney cruise food. If time allows then I'll branch out to the other parks and misc. area restaurants. So I guess just check with me at that time and I'll let you know. Would that be okay?
     
  18. jabead

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    Our First Update of the Day was sent to us this morning by auntfrannie.


    And it is our first food review from the newly reopened...

    Boardwalk Bakery



    Fran said, "I walked over to the Boardwalk Bakery after dinner at the Yachtsman. I picked up a blackberry macaroon, a caramel chocolate ganache torte and a peanut butter, banana & bacon torte. DISCLAIMER: These were not all eaten at once nor were they all finished!" ;)




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    "The highlight of the blackberry macaroon was the little half-piece of blackberry sitting on top. The cream filling between the two meringues didn't taste much like blackberry to me. It just tasted sweet. Meringues don't have much flavor anyway and this one wasn't different. Not worth the calories."




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    Caramel Chocolate Ganache


    "The caramel chocolate ganache was better. It had a creamy layer of caramel under the chocolate ganache. The torte was actually made of chocolate, formed to look like a torte."





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    Peanut Butter-Banana-Bacon Torte




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    "Last was the pb/banana/bacon torte. Like the caramel chocolate ganache torte, this was also in a chocolate base. I think this was the winner of the three. The first picture shows the torte whole but I also included a picture of it with a corner cut off so you can see the layer of peanut butter topped with a layer of the rich ganache. I only tasted the bacon on the first bite then all of the flavors seemed to meld together. The banana comes from the little yellow blob in the corner. It was a marshmallow consistency and really tasted like bananas. Not bad at all!"




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  19. jabead

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    We've also received a couple of updates this morning from another reporter, diskam.


    The first one was from their breakfast yesterday at Magic Kingdom's...


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    She said, "I had somehow missed the scale of the cinnamon rolls. Fortunately we saw someone else with their order and adjusted from two rolls to one. We couldn't finish even the one. It really was as big as her head."




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    "Mals had the chicken nugget kid's meal and I had the grilled chicken sandwich. Both were ok. The fries were fresh and much better than I remember."



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  20. stitchaholic

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    [/QUOTE] hello there, stitchaholic! :wave2: It would be great to have you as a live reporter again. Definitely want the updates from Universal and the Disney restaurants! :thumbsup2 The rest will depend on how active the other reporters are that are at Disney World (or Disneyland) at that time. I give first priority to the Disney parks, then Universal & Disney cruise food. If time allows then I'll branch out to the other parks and misc. area restaurants. So I guess just check with me at that time and I'll let you know. Would that be okay?[/QUOTE]

    excellent , I will send those to you when we finally leave to holiday , will have the 2 kids as well this time , so 4 plates each review ::yes::
     
  21. wdwpirates

    wdwpirates Don't lose ya soul cuz it's all ya got. - DH

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    Just finished catching up on the new thread! Awesome as always! Thanks for all of your hard work, Barb!

    Our last WDW trip / live report was kibosh-ed due to sinus infections.....can't wait to get our second shot at Live Reporting in June!! Again, thanks Barb!! :yay:
     

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