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

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  1. jabead

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    And then nicole0992's last update sent yesterday was from their breakfast at the Polynesian's...


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    She said, "Hello again! We just finished having breakfast with my daughter's favorite character Stitch at 'Ohana."


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    "Stitch loved her shirt. He came back to her four times. He was perfect. Rayna was in heaven!"




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    "This is my favorite breakfast. We love the POG juice and you are served family style. Cost for 2 adults was $53.23."




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  3. jabead

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    Next in yesterday was an update from Disneyland sent to us by Brenda (emmysmommy).


    Grand Californian Room Service

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    She said, "Last night we ordered room service from the Late Night Menu at the hotel since we hadn't eaten since 2:30."




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    "Em had the 1/2 lb. chargrilled burger with cheddar and guacamole. She liked it, although a kid portion would have been perfect. It came with a huge pile of fries and those adorable mini bottles of ketchup."




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    "I had the chicken quesadilla with guacamole and fresh salsa from the appetizer options on the menu. It was perfect with the generous addition of Anaheim chilies."





    "We couldn't decide on a dessert to split so we ordered our own!"


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    "Emily had the brownie. She liked it but it was very decadent so she was only able to eat 1/2."




    "I tried the Peach Cobbler..."


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    "Let's just say that "cobbler" is a stretch! It wasn't that great no matter what it was and after only one bite it was put out on the hall with all of the other room service dishes."



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    "Both were served with a side of ice cream."



    "It was a nice late night dining experience."


    Brenda added, "Yesterday was Blue Bayou for lunch but it was too dark for most food photos. We ate at Storyteller's Cafe this morning, which was just ok. I really need to take Linda's advice and go to Napa Rose."





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  4. jabead

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    Next in yesterday were a couple more updates from SwirlyGirly from DHS.


    She said, "Today was supposed to be a pool day, but it was too cloudy. No worries, we headed to Hollywood Studios. It was packed and the only lunch reservation we could snag was..."

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    "But first a stop for snacks at..."


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    "Anna got an iced tea and Ellie chose an enormous cinnamon roll. The cinnamon roll must have been tasty because she ate the entire thing!"



    Next was their update from...


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    "We already ate here this trip, but it was pretty good the first time and we were happy to go again. The only downfall is we are scheduled to have Italian again this evening. Oh well, we'll survive."




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    "I chose the Penne alla Vodka with Chicken. They made it with gluten free macaroni. It was quite good."





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    "The girls just chose the allergy pasta with meat sauce again."






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  5. jabead

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    Our last update sent in yesterday was from DisneyFam09 and was from their dinner at the Polynesian's...


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    She started with a...


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    "Me enjoying my Lapu Lapu." :thumbsup2




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    Potsticker and Chicken Wing



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    Shrimp




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    Steak




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    Veggie and Noodles



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    Bread Pudding a la mode



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    Birthday Cupcake



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    Coconut Races



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  6. jabead

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    Now for our First Update of the Day today, sent to us this morning by nicole0992.


    This was a two-part update from Epcot, with part one from...

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    She said, "We weren't hungry enough for a full meal last night so we cancelled our Dinner ADR at Nine Dragons and feasted at Kringla Bakery in Norway."


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    "We split the toasted Club sandwich..."


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    "It was toasted perfectly, the cheese was melted and the bacon on the sandwich was real thick bacon. So good!"



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    "I had a side salad and my daughter also had a cinnamon roll. I had an iced vanilla coffee. It was great."



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    Then part two was a snack update from France's...


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    "My daughter wanted to have a chocolate/vanilla swirl ice cream cone from the crepe/ice cream stand in France. This ice cream is so smooth and creamy. The best soft serve I've ever tasted. The cone was fabulous as well. We want to try the new ice cream shop in France but the line has been out the door."



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  7. jabead

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    Next in this morning was Rachel's (Smiling Cheshire Cat) update from their lunch yesterday at Animal Kingdom's...


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    "The kids always take a picture with Buddha when we eat here."




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    "Chase chose the Kobe beef burger. He decided he didn't like the shiitake mushroom compote, but everything else on this plate was gone when he was done."



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    "Brian and I decided to split the Bourbon Chicken with the jasmine rice. Even though the dish was cooked perfectly, I wished I would have ordered something else. Bourbon was the only flavor I was tasting."




    "And here's Briana's Chicken with fries..."

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    "This Kids meal was a hit with her. She ate almost all of it, with chopsticks no less!"



    "I'm not sure if this is new info since we hadn't been to Yak and Yeti for awhile, but our server told us we could only get a 10% discount on the adult entrees with our AP. I was thinking in the past the discount was off the whole bill. So we will be heading back to Yak and Yeti I'm sure. We had excellent service and the food's the best TS at AK. Just wish they took the TIW card."



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  8. emmysmommy

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    Hi Barb! Thanks for taking the time to post all the live updates - I know they are keeping you VERY busy!

    'Ohana appears to have been a popular place this week. :)
     
  9. yorkshirebelle

    yorkshirebelle Earning My Ears

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    Wow marathon updating on the thread Barb. Can't wait till I arrive next week to eat all the fabulous disney food :-)
     
  10. jabead

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    Now another update from Yak & Yeti, however nicole0992's is from the QS side...


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    She said, "We split an order of the honey chicken..."


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    "It's served with broccoli, carrots and rice. Hard to see, its all layered with chicken on top. The box was heavy and huge."


    "We also split an order of egg rolls."

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    "The food was hot, fresh and really delicious. It's our first time eating at this QS, we always eat at the table service version. The honey chicken tasted exactly like what we've had inside. The egg rolls did also. The only thing I missed eating outside was not having the cream cheese wontons. The seating area was really pretty. We sat next to the fountain. We'd eat here again!"



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  11. jabead

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    Our next update was from the Disneyland resort, sent to us by Brenda (emmysmommy) from the Grand Californian's...

    Napa Rose


    She said, "Michael and I had our anniversary dinner last night at Napa Rose. It was absolutely perfect. We were welcomed and seated near the "meadow window", with a beautiful view of the CA Adventure park's wooded landscape outside."


    "I started with a Bloody Mary and the basket of bread and rolls. (No photo of the Bloody Mary)."


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    "For starters we shared the Buffalo Carpaccio, which was light and lovely."


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    "For mains I had the braised beef short ribs with blackberries and fingerling potatoes."

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    "It was delicious!! Michael had some of my entree and thought is was a bit fatty but perhaps I only ate the sweet spot and left the fatty part for him... It was good though."




    "And with dinner I had a Sonoma Cabernet that was very nicely paired with my meal!"

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    "For dessert we had the dark chocolate truffle cake with amaretto ice cream."


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  12. jabead

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    Then back to Disney World and a two-part update from SwirlyGirly.



    She said, "We stopped at the Dolphin Lobby bar before our Il Mulino ressie."


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    Then it was time for their dinner at the Swan's...


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    "The kids took a Minnie Mouse pic of me." ;)





    "The chef's treat was sliced Italian sausage served with eggplant and tomatoes with Parmesan cheese."


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    "I ordered the clams with a white wine and garlic sauce. The flavor was good, but the clams were very gritty."


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    "Anna ordered the gluten free pasta with Alfredo."

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    "She loved it! She ate it in seconds and even ordered a second helping!"





    "I ordered the seafood risotto (no pic sent). Unfortunately, it had no flavor at all. I was really disappointed with my meal overall."




    "Ellie ordered the Kids pasta with marinara."


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    "She wasn't thrilled with it."



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    SwirlyGirly's next update was also from the Swan, this one from their breakfast yesterday at...


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    "It was nearly empty and did not require a reservation. The character interaction was great. The characters were even playing hand-clap games with the kids."



    "The characters were Chip and Dale, Goofy and Pluto."

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    "You can order the buffet or a la carte."


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    Made-to-order omelets




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    "Ellie chose to order just Kids' pancakes."

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    "Anna chose the buffet but I'm not sure why since all she got was an omelet from the egg station." :confused3

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    "My plate. My omelet and hash browns were good."




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  14. psindone

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    We were at Il Mulino a few weeks ago. I had a pasta that tasted like uncooked dough. Very disappointed. I live in New York and there are 2 Il Mulino's, both are excellent. Going to take this off my restaurant list. Maybe sometime in the future I will give it another try. Better off staying with other signature restaurants that I have not been disappointed in.
     
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    We also were disappointed with Il Mulino when we tried it last year. The food was basic, uninteresting, and overpriced. I'm honestly surprised that so many people rank Il Mulino as the best Italian spot on property, since we've had higher quality and more interesting dishes at all three Italian locations in Epcot. :confused3
     
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    Next update received yesterday was sent to us by DisneyFam09 from Epcot's...


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    Kids menu...

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    "We ordered a pitcher of white Sangria..."

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    Kids Spaghetti and Meatballs




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    Mezzo Metro - Half Margherita and Half Mushroom Pizza




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    Then they headed to France for dessert at...

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    "I picked the strawberry tart, DH the eclair, and DD had a chocolate croissant."




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    Then back to SwirlyGirly for an update from their lunch yesterday at the Boardwalk's...


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    She said, "We had no plans for lunch today and we have a big, early dinner planned, so we stopped at Big River Grille."


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    "I ordered a Pineapple Mojito..."

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    "It was good but it didn't have any carbonation."




    "Ellie got a Kids Burger..."

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    "Anna and I split the beef nachos with guacamole..."


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    "It was just ok. The atmosphere and the food were dull. I don't think I'd return."




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    This was followed by SwirlyGirly's snack update from the Boardwalk's...


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    "Ellie had to stop for some buffalo wings!"



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    Next let's check in on Rachel (Smiling Cheshire Cat) & family, who last reported on their lunch at Yak & Yeti.

    She said, "Since nothing at Yak and Yeti appealed to us for dessert, we decided to make a pit stop before heading back to the room."


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    "I've really been wanting to try this strawberry cupcake since I've seen it photographed on this thread several times. It did not disappoint. Very moist, creamy and delicious!"



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    "Brianna chose the sugar cookie, which remains uneaten still in the box. Brian had the orange cranberry muffin. I turned my nose up at his choice when there were som many other decadent choices but he said it was wonderful."




    "And lastly, Brianna talked her Dad into getting this bag of kettlekorn from the...


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    "I think the fresh popcorn sold in the parks is much better."




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    Then back to SwirlyGirly for her update from their dinner last night at the Dolphin's...


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    She said, "We cancelled our Le Cellier ressie last night and swapped it for one at Blue Zoo. I'm so glad we did!"



    First some menu pics...


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    Kids menu...

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    "The Kids menu here is probably the best on property!"




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    "Anna loved her blueberry lemonade."



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    "Prosecco for me."




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    "Anna and I split half a dozen oysters with three sauces. Very yummy!"


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    "Ellie skipped apps and went straight to her main course with the Kids' Beef Tenderloin. She said it was awesome!"



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    "Anna and I split the fish of the day, Cobia. It was PERFECT! Meaty in texture, but light to the taste. Wonderful."



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    "They served our meal with a crab-Dijon sauce. There was a lot of crab in the sauce!"



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    "We ordered the Southern Sides to go with it--grits with greens. Also very good."



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    "For dessert, Ellie and I split the truffles. She is allowed only the dark chocolates, which left the milk ones for me."




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    "Anna finally ordered something from the Kids' menu! A chocolate boat filled with ice cream, sailing on a sea of blue jello. Adorable."



    "After Shula's this was our best meal of the two weeks! We highly recommend it!"




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    Then our last update sent yesterday was SwirlyGirly's snack update from Magic Kingdom's...


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    "We stopped for some gelato to enjoy with the fireworks."



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