Welcome everyone to our Live Thread! NOTE: This thread is no longer live but I will attempt to keep it active for awhile so that the Table of Contents (beginning in Post 3) for hundreds of live dining reviews can be easily accessed for use as a planning tool. Yes, this is Live Thread #3! For anyone not familiar with the previous two live threads...where in the heck have ya been? But here is a quick synopsis, just in case. The 1st Live Thread was started in Sept. 2012: "Coming to you live from Disney World" And here is the intro from the original thread: I say our thread, because this belongs to everyone who chooses to participate. This thread is for those of you that are willing and able to do the live updates during your trips to Disney World. And this thread is also for those who are unable to do updates, but love to read, comment on, and discuss them. In other words, if you are reading this introduction, then I consider you a part-owner of this thread. It is my hope that this thread serves two purposes. The first is to be the home of all the "Live from Disney World" updates that so very many of you have generously offered to do for us. We are very lucky to have so many great DISers who are willing to take a little of their vacation time to do these updates. Needless to say, without you we would have no "Live Update" thread. I really want you to have fun with this, so whatever I can do to make it an easy and enjoyable experience, just let me know. And for those of you who are new to this idea of "live updates", it means that you take pictures with your phone and then either text them to me or email them to me. I can also work with pictures taken with your regular camera, if you have a way to email them to me. So in other words, whatever works best for you, works for me! Also, I would like to invite anyone to check-in here during their Disney trips, whether it's just to say hi, share some news, or directly post a picture. Any live updates are welcome here, not just those that are posted by me. As for the content of the live updates which are sent to me, I leave both that and the number of updates entirely up to the live reporters. Those of you who have either started a Dining Report prior to your trip or plan to do one upon your return home, may just want to use the live updates as a way of promoting your upcoming Dining Reports. Or perhaps there are things that are more time sensitive (for instance, F & W Fest food or pics of new menus) that you would like to share right away, rather than waiting to include them in your Dining Report. But for those of you who are either unsure or have no desire to do a full Dining Report, then doing the live updates could be an easy way of actively participating in the Dining Review Forum. So in other words, your updates can be occasional snippets (preview pics for your DR) with a short description, a full review of a meal w/ pics, or anything in between. Whatever you send my way, I will post here for all to enjoy! And that brings me to the second purpose which I would like this new thread to serve. A very long time ago, Denise made this comment on my Dining Report thread and it got me to thinking. I would like for this thread to be not only a place to see "fresh" food porn (so to speak ), but also to be a place for anyone to post questions, get advice, share good news or bad, or discuss anything Disney related. So on this thread... hijacking is not only allowed, it is encouraged! The first thread reached the maximum 250 page limit for this forum back in April and was promptly closed. It was then that the "Coming to you Live from Disney World - Take 2" thread was born. It too is now approaching the 250 page limit, so with the start of the 2013 Food & Wine Festival and the arrival at Disney World of the first participants in the Oct./Nov. Game all happening this weekend, I'm now going to launch Live Thread #3.