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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    Our next update received this morning was also from Wendydagny.


    She and her family had breakfast this morning at the Polynesian resort's...


    'Ohana




    Wendy said, "My kids are taking a lot of these pictures." :)


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  3. jabead

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    Speaking of the Disneyland Resort, let's check in with our current Disneyland reporter, Incredibleboysmom.



    She and her family had lunch yesterday at California Adventure's...


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    "This restaurant is so beautiful. It is a 3/4 replica of the Carthay Circle Theater which hosted the premiere of the Snow White film of 1937."



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    "Photos of Walt Disney are everywhere."


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    Like this one with Shirley Temple...

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    No introduction is needed for this one... ;)


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    Some menu pics...


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    "We started with the House Fried Biscuits...


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    Carthay Signature Fried Biscuits - Stuffed with White Cheddar, Bacon, and Jalapeno, and served with Apricot Honey Butter.





    "Sourdough bread was also served..."


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    "DH and I both had the Short Rib Ravioli..."


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    Sauteed Short Rib Raviolis in Sage Brown Butter with Portobello Mushrooms, Red Pepper and Cabernet Jus




    "The kids had Crispy Chicken Tacos..."


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    "My 13 year old requested an adult portion of these and was served 4 instead of 2. The kids tacos were tiny, and they were all hungry again soon after lunch.""




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    "For desserts, we shared the Rocky Road Brownie and the Chocolate Cake."



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    Warm Rocky Road Brownie - Toasted Macadamia Nut with Coconut Shavings, Caramel Sauce and Marshmallow Ice Cream




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    Cordillera Chocolate Decadent Layer Cake - Classic Dark Chocolate Layer Cake with Raspberry Sauce



    "I was a little disappointed overall with this meal. Nothing was bad, but there just wasn't the OMG YUM factor for me that I have experienced at Disney World signature restaurants before."



    "Our check was about $170 and it really didn't feel like that great of a meal for the price. For me, the desserts were the best, especially the brownie."


    "I am glad that we dined here however, simply because the restaurant is so stunning. I would go again, but would probably enjoy it more without kids."





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  4. jabead

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    Now back to Disney World and a couple of updates from Lisa (lisatav).


    The first was from her breakfast this morning POR's...


    Riverside Mill



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  5. jabead

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    And Lisa's next update was from their lunch at Magic Kingdom's...


    Cosmic Ray's



    Here's what they had...


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    Kids Hot Dog Meal




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    Veggie Burger and Fix-ins





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    Chicken Nuggets and Fries




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    Turkey Sandwich with Cucumber Salad




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  6. jabead

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    Our next update was sent to us by Wendydagny from their lunch today at DHS'...


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    Here is what Wendy had...


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    Zellwood Corn Bisque with crab and sweet corn beignets


    "Total heaven in a bowl."




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    "Rack of lamb with corn and blue cheese puree. Unfortunately my son got sick before I could start this, and I had to deal with that. It was ok but cold so not fair to judge."




    And for dessert, she had the...


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    Chocolate Three Ways - Praline Milk Chocolate Cream, crunchy Ganache, and Orange-Chocolate Mousse


    "Meh."




    For his appetizer, her DH had...

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    Andouille-crusted Prawn over Black Diamond Cheddar Grits, Wilded Greens, and Ancho Oil




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    Ashley Farms Free-Range Breast of Chicken served over House-made Spiced Chorizo, Yellow Plantain Hash, and an Avocado and Heirloom Tomato Purée

    "He really enjoyed this."



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    Double Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee with Dark Chocolate-dipped Biscotti


    "Worst creme brulee ever. Texture was just bad."





    Her DD had this Kids Meal...


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    Grilled Black Grouper served with Oven-roasted Potatoes, and Steamed Broccoli


    "She enjoyed the fish but not so much the broccoli."




    And for dessert...


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    Fresh Fruit cup with mango sorbet




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  7. jabead

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    We received a couple more updates from Lisa (lisatav).


    The first one is a beverage snack update from Magic Kingdom's...


    Gaston's Tavern


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    "We had a snack at Gaston's while it rained. There was a lot more foam then my last time in January. It was so sweet, we couldn't finish it between all of us. Great as always."




    Then Lisa also sent us a dinner update from POR's...


    Riverside Mill


    "Dinner was at Riverside Mill since the rain never let up. We ad three Create your own Pastas and a Kids Pizza.
    We enjoyed it all." :thumbsup2



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  8. Ginamarie

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    Carthay Circle always looks amazing to me. My husband is now obsessing over the cheesy fried biscuits.
     
  9. dvc4life

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    Just catching up. But oh my gosh, how cool is that! Gotta love that mouse! :goodvibes
     
  10. jabead

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    For our last update of the day, we have Wendydagny's dinner update from Animal Kingdom Lodge's...


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    First some menu pics...

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    Wendy started with a cocktail...


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    Jiko Sunriser - Parrot Bay Rum, Banana liqueur, orange, pineapple and cranberry juices.

    "Absolutely delicious and smooth. Very nice size as well."



    "Adults had a cheese plate but I forgot the picture. Very nice variety and accompaniments...seemed more unique and varied than boards at other locations."




    For her entree, Wendy chose the...


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    Oak-grilled Filet Mignon with Local Pole Beans, Spoon Bread Souffle, and South African Red Wine Sauce

    "I thought that the Mac and cheese combo was the best, but I was absolutely wrong. This was even better! The spoon bread was cheesy, with corn and peppers. Just lovely." :thumbsup2



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    "Couldn't resist a side of the Mac though!" ;)




    Her DH chose this entree...


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    West African "Jerked" Scallops with Basmati Rice, Red Quinoa, Baby Rainbow Carrots, and Coconut Curry Sauce

    "He raved about this dish!"




    "DD had the Kids Steak with ancient grains..."

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    "Very impressive and refined for a Kids meal. She loved it and said it was the best she'd ever had!"




    "My dessert was the Coffee Creme Brulee with mini donuts..."


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    Kenyan Coffee Creme Brulee - Kenyan coffee and Amarula creme brulee, cake koeksisters, and creme anglaise


    "The white chocolate butterfly was a nice touch."




    "DH had the Tea Safari..."


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    Chocolate and Tea Safari - Vanilla rooibos-Tanzanian chocolate cake, free form "kit kat" and green tea ice cream

    "He thought the cake was lovely but didn't enjoy the ice cream. DD ate it all though." ;)





    "Both eating kids (DD6 doesn't eat for medical reasons) had the Safari S'mores..."


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    "I think they licked their plates!"




    They also received complimentary cookies...

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    "Picture taken after the kids already swiped theirs. Very nice ending."



    "We had great service and a delicious meal. The kids are already plotting to get back there this week!" ;)



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  11. DonaldDoleWhip

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    Why do I follow this thread? :laughing: Hours ago, I had eliminated Jiko from our July plans. But there's something new on the menu that we really want to try, and now I'm debating whether to add it back in or not! :lmao:
     
  12. Wendydagny

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    Do it Donald! We have been to Jiko several times, and this was easily the best trip we've had there. The service was friendly-- at one point we had the manager sitting at our table sharing Disney apps with us. And the food w out of this world good, not just solid, but above and beyond.
     
  13. mom_of_2

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    I agree! I also thought the mac and cheese was no longer available.
     
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    They kept the mac and cheese on the Kids menu, therefore it's still available to substitute as a side dish. However, personally I think the spoon bread that currently accompanies the filet sounds pretty good. :thumbsup2
     
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    Just a reminder that next up to the Disney Dining Plate is...





    :cheer2: rachel09985 :cheer2:



    Here is one of my favorite pics of the very photogenic Rachel...


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    rachel09985 - Rachel and DBF, Corey, will be at Disney World from 7/2 - 7/9 and she has volunteered to do live updates for us!





    HAVE A GREAT TRIP, Rachel & Corey!!! :cool1:
     
  16. stitchaholic

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    Hey everyone , I am a week away from our dark side trip , I will be doing 3 days on universal and then moving to Sheraton Vistana in Lake Buena Vista where I hope to have some DTD updates for you all !
    I will send Jabead all my pics and leave it to her discretion on what should be posted here , we will be visiting US , IOA , SW , DC , Cocoa Beach and the Florida Mall and of course DTD
    We will also be hitting up A triple D location in Boston ( we fly from Boston)The Yankee Lobster Market .
     
  17. DonaldDoleWhip

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    We're tentatively adding it in! Jiko is one of our favorite WDW restaurants (the other is Artist Point), but based on the most recent online menus we were okay skipping both. I'm just really hoping the menu doesn't change at all over the next week. :goodvibes
     
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    Have a great trip! I will be especially interested in reading updates for Universal Studios and Seaworld. We are doing UO, SW and Disney in August. We plan on eating at Three Broomsticks but have nothing planned for lunch at US and SW.
     
  19. stitchaholic

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    We have a 3 broomsticks breakfast in the plans , so i will grab photo's of that and the menu for you , we are planning on visiting the new Simpson's counter service area , some city walk restaurants and probably some poolside Hard Rock snacks
     
  20. rachel09985

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    Thanks for the warm welcome!!! We have already removed one of the new places we were trying and added a "tried and true"! I am so excited!!
     
  21. jabead

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    Let's get started on today's updates, shall we? :thumbsup2


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


    Wendy and (part of) her family had breakfast today at the Polynesian Resort's..


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    She said, "DH decided to sleep in, but I wasn't skipping these..."

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    Macadamia Pineapple Pancakes with macadamia nut butter, pineapple sauce and bacon

    "Absolutely divine. :cloud9: Perfect blend of salty, sweet, and crunchy."






    Her DS chose...


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    Kid's Ham and Vegetable Scramble with side of fruit

    "He was thrilled it included broccoli." :lmao:




    While her DD had...


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    Goofy Toast with side of fruit - Only Goofy would fry an egg in the middle of a piece of toast

    "She was excited for this because I never cook eggs with runny yolks because they wig me out." :p






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