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  1. jabead

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    And since that was Incredibleboysmom's final update, it's now time to say...




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





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  3. jabead

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    Those were the 10 updates we received this morning, so now let's get started on the 10 updates which have come in so far this afternoon. ;)


    The next two updates were sent to us by dreamangelx.


    She and her family had breakfast this morning at Magic Kingdom's...


    Crystal Palace


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    "My 7 year old had puffed French toast with strawberries and granola."





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    "Uncle Boo had a bagel with cream cheese and pastrami style salmon."

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    "DH had western breakfast pizza and breakfast lasagna."



    "We all enjoyed our meal this morning and got on a lot of rides at Magic Kingdom!" :thumbsup2



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    Then dreamangelx said, "For lunch we decided to try the Boardwalk Bakery! The pictures did not do it justice!"



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    "DH had the Salmon sandwich and said it was good!"




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    "DD had a turkey sandwich with goldfish bread."




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    "DS had Ham and cheese in a roll."




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    Fresh Mozzarella with oven-dried tomatoes, arugula and herb aioli on focaccia


    "And I had fresh mozzarella with sundried tomatoes and arugula. This was surprisingly very good!"




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    Next in were some updates from keypooh90, who was at Animal Kingdom today.


    First was a snack update from...


    Tamu Tamu Refreshments


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    "Our first snack of the day is the chocolate milkshake. My mom and I shared. This was cool, refreshing and creamy like a frosty. We don't know why it's called a milkshake though."




    Then she sent this two-part lunch update.


    "Lunch was split. My mom and I were at...


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    "We had the hot Italian sandwiches, with chips, cokes and cheesecakes. The hot Italian sandwiches were delicious, yummy and fresh as always. We took the chips back for snacks. The cheese cakes were gross. We don't like counter service desserts in parks."




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    "She had a cheese pizza, Powerade and a rice crispy treat. She said, "The pizza was freshly baked, hot and tasty."



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    Then we received updates from emmebear & Emme.


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    Emme "blowing" time before they headed to...



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    Where they met up with Rachel & Corey again and had lunch at...


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    "Emme's first plate of food."



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    Emme's donut





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    "My first plate. The chicken was my favorite."




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    "My second plate. The tofu was awesome! So was the yogurt dressing on the salad."





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    "My last plate of food."





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    "This was so funny. Daisy loved Emme's braids."




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    "The DFF's...DIS friends forever!" :)




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    "Overall, a nice lunch at Tusker House. We got to see Rachel & Corey so that was an added bonus!" :thumbsup2



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    "Emme rode Dinosaur for the first time. She was so brave!"





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  7. jabead

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    Then emmebear & Emme park hopped to DHS.


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    Where emmebear sent a beverage update from...


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    "A nice cold Miller Lite while Emme sleeps."




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    Now we have some updates from DonaldDoleWhip, beginning with Thursday night at the...


    Contemporary CL Lounge


    He said, "Here are pics from the Atrium Club evening dessert offerings."



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    Apple Slices



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    Caramel Dipping Sauce




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    Cheesecakes and Red Velvet Cupcakes




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    "Chocolate Crunch Shots - my mom loved these."




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    White Chocolate Raspberry Shots




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    PB&J (white bread slices were nearby to accompany the PB&J)




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    "Here's my plate - I didn't love the white chocolate raspberry shot, since it had a gelatinous texture. The cupcake was good and the apple slices were refreshing."



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    "We also had some tea - my choice was Peppermint, and my mom had the Blackcurrant Breeze."



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    "This was actually my first time having alcohol in a CL lounge. Being half-South African, I couldn't wait to try the Amarula."



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    "It was creamy and delicious!"




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  9. jabead

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    And now for some special non-food related updates from DonaldDoleWhip.


    He said, "After enjoying the CL desserts, we headed to our room for the MK fireworks. Here was our view shortly before the fireworks began. Since I don't trust my point-and-shoot with fireworks pics, these are all from my iPhone 4S."

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    "Here are some of my pics from the show. MK's Fourth of July fireworks show is called "Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky".

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    Not only were there fireworks above MK, but also above the Seven Seas Lagoon.

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    "Just before the big finale, my iPhone camera froze. The fireworks were really messing with the autofocus (it kept zooming in and out), and I guess my phone gave up. I quickly hurried inside the room to grab my mom's phone (also an iPhone 4S), which allowed me to capture the rest of my fireworks pics."

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    The perimeter fireworks are awesome!

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    To be continued...
     
  10. SmallWorld71

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    Do report back!:thumbsup2
    Even the Disney food blog had reported it as one of the things taken off the menu. Who knows.:confused3 I hope it's the same.:goodvibes
     
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    Great photo. :goodvibes
     
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    More of the Disney World 4th of July Fireworks, courtesy of DonaldDoleWhip.


    "MK's fireworks were done by 9:15, and in a split second decision, I thought it would be fun to see Epcot's show as well. So I took an elevator down to the Grand Canyon Concourse, hopped on the first available monorail, and transferred at the TTC."

    "By 9:41, I was inside Epcot."

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    "After wading through a sea of crowds, I secured my spot on the International Gateway bridge. There were lots of people in front of me, but it was still a good view!"


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    "Immediately following the regular IllumiNations show, there was a special Fourth of July finale: The Heartbeat of Freedom."


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    "There were even some fireworks above the American Adventure pavilion."


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    "And guess what? Right before the grand finale, my mom's iPhone camera had the same freezing problem that mine did. This time, there wasn't a backup option, so I couldn't get any photos of the best part. Sorry about that!" :guilty:


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    Stay tuned for Part III...
     
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    DonaldDoleWhip continued, "From Epcot, I made a quick escape through the International Gateway. Walking to DHS seemed like a fun plan, but on the way, I got sidetracked...

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    because there was a great view of DHS's fireworks show from the Boardwalk!"

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    "And just to make this update somewhat food-related, I walked by Flying Fish and took pictures of the sample menu."

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    We received more than 30 updates yesterday from our 8 reporters yesterday. I do believe that is a thread record! :thumbsup2 So please bare with me while I try to get them all posted to the thread.


    Let's begin today where we left off, with DonaldDoleWhip on his way to DHS on 4th of July evening.


    He said, "Once the DHS fireworks show ended, I continued on my way to the park."

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    "The lines were long so I didn't do anything there, but it was still nice exploring DHS at night."

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    "I quickly left the park to go use a Space Mountain FP. Instead of walking back to an Epcot resort and taking a direct MK bus, I hopped on a bus to WL. This wasn't a good decision, since the traffic exiting DHS was insane! 20 minutes after leaving the bus stop, we were still on DHS's entrance driveway, and it took almost 50 minutes to make it to WL. Standing for that ride was torture, and people on the bus were giving me ugly looks when they saw me with a pink phone. (Remember that my mom and I had traded for the night when my camera froze up, and her case is pink. My phone is on the left.)"

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    "It was such a relief to get off that bus at Wilderness Lodge, but now I was in a panic about making it to Space Mountain on time."

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    "Right away, a bus to MK pulled up. I arrived at the park at 12:08 (7 minutes before my FP was set to expire), but I still snapped this pic while passing the the Main Street Electrical Parade."

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    "Made it to Space Mountain at 12:14 - just in time!"

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    "After a quick ride on my favorite FL attraction (Mad Tea Party had no wait at all), I was ready to leave. However, while strolling down Main Street, I noticed that the Bakery/Starbucks was now empty."

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    "Needing something to quench my thirst, I ordered an unsweetened Grande Tazo Iced Green Tea. You have to request it unsweetened, since they add simple syrup by default."

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    "I was never against Starbucks taking over Main Street Bakery, but now I'm a complete fan. It was so nice having something unsweetened and refreshing, and prices were on par with (or lower than) prices for a comparable 'Disney' drink. My drink cost $2.66 after tax, and it really hit the spot."



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    "Overall, it was a great day with a horrific bus ride and a satisfying ending."



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    Next we have a couple of updates from Wendydagny.


    First is one from their dinner on Friday night at the Polynesian Resort's...


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    A pic of the Tambu Lounge...


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    And a pic of their Specialty Cocktail menu...


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    Wendy said, "DH and I each had the Lapu Lapu..."

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    "So delicious but really strong! My kids were jealous that we got to drink out of pineapples." ;)





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    "View from our table."




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    'Ohana Welcome Bread

    "Good. Kids loved it but I like my bread crustier."



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    Mixed Greens Salad with a Lilikoi dressing


    "It was ok. Dressing is sweet and I think it would be better if it was thinner."





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    Pork Dumplings with Sweet-n-Sour Sauce
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    "The pot stickers were awesome! The wings had a nice flavor but were too gooey/soft for me. I ate them with a knife and fork."




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    Noodles, tossed in a Teriyaki Sauce
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    "DS loved the veggies, especially the baby corn. We all liked the noodles."





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    Grilled Chicken

    "Moist and very good."




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    Char-Sui Pork Loin

    "Ick. But DD loved it."





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    Szechuan Sirloin Steak


    "Really nice flavor. Similar to the Yak and Yeti marinade."




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    Spicy Grilled Peel-n-Eat Shrimp


    "Pretty good. Very easy to peel with a knife and fork."




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    "Kids in the coconut races."




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    "DD after the dance of love."




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    "DD with all our leis."




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    'Ohana Bread Pudding a la mode topped with Caramel Sauce and Bananas


    "This was so much better than I was expecting! Really really yummy."



    "We loved this meal. It was totally cheesy and the singer was more annoying than Barney, but we all had a blast." :thumbsup2



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    Then later on Friday night, Wendy's kids had some snacks at Magic Kingdom.


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    Ok, 'fess up everyone...who else here has fallen asleep on the monorail after a long day at Magic Kingdom??? ;) Barb :wave:





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    Sorry folks but that's all I have time to post this morning. I still have about dozen more updates sent to us last night, so check back later today for more great updates. :thumbsup2
     
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    Rachel, the reason the coconut gelee tasted like the texture of tofu, is that it actually WAS tofu. I almost ordered this when we were at Le Cellier last week, and our waiter steered me away from it because of this. He basically said it was tofu with a side of coconut.
     
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    Time to post a few updates before this afternoon's activities, so let's begin with Couchy's updates from yesterday.


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    She said, "Finally remembered to take a pic of our morning snack. Two double espressos and a cinnamon roll. Yum. DH arranged the snack in a Mickey Head for the pic." :)




    Then for lunch they were back at their resort to have dine poolside at...


    Hurricane Hanna's Bar



    Here's what they had this time...


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    Pulled Pork Sliders with Cider and Apple Slaw



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    Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich with Four-Cheese Blend , Tomato, Avocado and Arugula


    "Pork again for Wil and chicken sandwich once again for me. Can't go wrong and we spend a lot of time at the pool."





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    Sea Salt Fries


    "We also had a side of fries. I really enjoy this chicken and avocado sandwich and Wil loves the pork slider. This place is a hit." :thumbsup2



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    "We also had Hendricks...both of us." ;)



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    Then for dinner last night, Couchy and her DH went to the Dolphin's...


    Bluezoo



    Here's what they had there...


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    "We started with Hendricks martinis."





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    "Then we had the special appetizer, which was Crab and Slab. This was an awesome crab cake with slabs of sashimi tuna on top. This was the best app ever."




    "For his entree, Wil had Pork Collar and truffle fries..."



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    "He is raving about this meal. He loved loved loved it!"





    "I had the Simply Fish with crab sauce..."



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    "The fish I chose was mahi mahi. This was amazing. So very good."




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    "We ordered coffee as well as dessert. The coffee was very good."



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    "We had truffles for dessert and oh my goodness they were delicious!"




    "Bluezoo is one of my favs. CA Grill is my fav but this is second."





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    You may recall that Rachel (rachel09985) & Corey met up with emmebear & Emme for lunch yesterday.


    Here is Rachel's update from their lunch at Animal Kingdom's...


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    And for dessert...


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    Rachel said, "I loved the rice with curry chicken and the salmon! Everything was good except the meat was a little fatty."




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