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Hocus Pocus

intercot.com - 5 hours 26 min ago
I know the Hocus Pocus show is in front of the castle, but do the Sanderson sisters have a meet & greet?
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4 Park Magic Ticket for October?? Need help with ticket choices

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-05-25 23:45
So my kids are both at the age where they want to spend a couple of days at the parks. Prior to this, they've both been totally fine just doing the MVMCP or MNSSHP and just exploring the rest of the time. In December, we spent a week at WDW- but only spent the one night at the party, and the rest at Disney Springs and exploring the other resorts and boardwalk. But they are both wanting to do the parks this time. I haven't bought multi-day tickets in forever and they are so dang expensive! Good grief, I used to buy the 10 day non-expiration park hoppers. But its going to cost a small fortune this time. We're going in October.

I'm wondering about the 4 Park Magic ticket they were offering- looks like they are good until Sept 2017. Is there any chance they will have a fall version for October? It doesn't seem to be too bad a deal. I was thinking about doing 2-3 days in the parks, don't need hoppers this time. My kids are still young, and there's alot of rides we probably won't do, and we aren't at the go non-stop hit all the parks 24/7 stage yet. We go at a much slower pace these days.

I would love to get some current ticket recommendations and do you have a favorite place to buy tickets?

If we decide to do the MVMCP then we'd be good on MK. Is a 3 day ticket our best bet?

Thanks for the help!!
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When do you swim?

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-05-25 23:26
If you are staying for the weekend, do you swim in the morning or is it better in the evening??
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Time Change for Afternoon Parade at Magic Kingdom

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-05-25 23:24
The Magic Kingdom will soon be changing the time of its perennial Afternoon Parade (aka the 3:00 pm parade).

Effective August 20, 2017 through the end of the announced operating period (Mid November 2017), the afternoon parade will be held at 2:00 pm.
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May17-23 Trip Report

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-05-25 20:04
Here goes:
Trip for myself and my 20 year old son who will be 21 soon. A little father son time. We arrived in Orlando at 9:15 am from our early flight. Promptly boarded our Magical Express bus and were off to our resort, Saratoga Springs. Our first time staying at this resort. We arrived at around 10:30 am. About 15 minutes before our arrival I received a text message that our room was ready which was awesome. We had a bellman give us a ride in a golf cart to our room and dropped off our back packs and off to The Magic Kingdom.
Our room was a studio which was very nice, clean and near Disney Springs, and near a quiet pool. Saratoga Springs is massive. 5 stops. The buses were ok but sometimes we had to wait 15-20 min for them. We did use Uber a few times from this resort and we had no issues with them picking us up from the Carriage House.
I had an annual pass, my son had a park hopper so we had fast passes set up and dinner and lunch reservations for certain days. So we went between the parks quite a bit.

I will say I was very surprised at how crowded the parks were. I have been at this time of the year before and they were never this crowded. All parks not just Magic Kingdom.
Friday we did the Future World Tour at Epcot, my second time, my son's first time, and it was great. I recommend it. We got in everything we wanted to do except Soarin, we just could not coordinate a Fast Pass with other things we were doing. We did not do Animal Kingdom either.
The parks were very clean, the bathrooms were very clean with the exception of the bathroom by Space Mountain was a disaster on Sunday but that was it. All the Cast members we had contact with were very nice and friendly. We only had 2 bad experiences with meals, one was breakfast at the Wave at The Contemporary, our waiter seemed put off that we did not want the buffet and wanted to order off the menu, and then we had breakfast the next day at the Kona Cafe at The Polynesian and the service was terrible. The server did not check on us until I had about 3 bites left of my Tonga toast, then I proceeded to tell her they never brought my eggs I ordered so please take them off the bill, she said you don't want them and I said no. She brings the check and I want to charge it to my Magic Band she says you have to take it off I do not have my device, I take it off she comes back with the receipt and no Magic Band, she is walking away I'm yelling for her she looks at me and I ask where is my Magic Band she says didn't I put it in there and I said no, she has to go back and get it.
Also in regards to Kona Cafe we did not make a reservation the day before, we tried but nothing available, I know we should have done that but sometimes it's had to plan that far out, my point is that most of the restaurants you can walk up and they will try to seat you but you will have to wait, we busted out butts to get over there by 9:30 which I thought would beat the rush and they tell me they are a reservation only. This should be noted somewhere on the app or Disney Dining that they do not take walk ups.

The new Star Wars fireworks are great, and the new Magic Kingdom fireworks are out of this world fantastic.

This was a great 6 days, cannot wait to go back in a few months with my wife, hopefully at a slower time.
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Grand Canyon North Rim

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-05-25 19:04
Has anyone stayed in the Pioneer cabins at the North Rim? I got lucky with a last minute reservation for this weekend and wondering what I'll need to bring. I'm at work so I can't make any calls until I got off but just wanted ask if anyone had experience with them! I just love love love the Grand Canyon and it will be my first time going to the North Rim! So excited I was able to get lucky with this reservation!
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Episode 1565 - THAT HAPPENED AT DISNEY? + LQs

wdwtoday.com - Thu, 2017-05-25 15:11
We discuss the strange occurrences and major events in History that happened at Walt Disney World! From Nixon and Reagan to The Beatles! Lets do it.
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Quick Service...just a side???

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-05-25 14:48
In March i had the Tacos de Barbacoa at La Cantina de San Angel. The tacos themselves were ok, but the side of rice & beans that came with it were DELICIOUS! Is it possible to order just the side or do i have to get the whole meal?
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The world-wide roll out of latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie made a big splash

TheDisneyBlog.com - Thu, 2017-05-25 10:38

The Pirates of the Caribbean series is back for one final adventure. The global tour to promote the film is highlighted on a new short documentary from Disney called “Pirate’s Life.” The movie’s producers really wanted to give the fans from around the globe one last big party. I think...

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The Edison at Disney Springs Invites You to Join the 1901 Club

TheDisneyBlog.com - Thu, 2017-05-25 10:27

The Edison at Disney Springs is set to open Fall 2017, but they’re inviting you to join their 1901 Club today for free. The venue will be a steampunk themed bar and eatery with a menu similar to the brand’s other location in Los Angeles. It is said it will...

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Social Media may help you land dream Disney job

TheDisneyBlog.com - Thu, 2017-05-25 10:17

It’s a question that many Disney Imagineers and artists/animators throughout the global company frequently hear when they participate in a public program: How can I land a dream job like yours? The typical response includes going to school, honing your skills, building a portfolio and then applying. Those things are...

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Haunted Mansion Survey

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-05-24 16:16
I just took a survey Disney emailed to me a couple of days ago. It started out with some general questions, then quickly became all about the Haunted Mansion. Favorite scenes, least favorite scenes. What kind of merchandise would we buy, would we want a fine or casual dining experienced based on the ride, would we want to see a TV show or movie based on the ride? I've never gotten a survey quite like that before!
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Haunted Mansion Survey

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-05-24 16:16
I just took a survey Disney emailed to me a couple of days ago. It started out with some general questions, then quickly became all about the Haunted Mansion. Favorite scenes, least favorite scenes. What kind of merchandise would we buy, would we want a fine or casual dining experienced based on the ride, would we want to see a TV show or movie based on the ride? I've never gotten a survey quite like that before!
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DIS POP Podcast – 05/26/17

disunplugged.com - Wed, 2017-05-24 14:00
Ryno and Craig discuss their thoughts and feelings on the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and give a review of the newest entry, Dead Men Tell No Tales. #053 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Movie Review: [Download Mp3] NEW: DIS POP on iTunes NEW: DIS POP RSS Feed NEW: DIS [...]
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Caribbean Beach renovations

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-05-24 12:01
Does anyone know when the renovations will be completed?
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Caribbean Beach renovations

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-05-24 12:01
Does anyone know when the renovations will be completed?
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Daniel Suárez brings Cars 3 race car to Boys & Girls Club of Charlotte

TheDisneyBlog.com - Wed, 2017-05-24 04:19

Daniel Suárez, Subway ambassador and Joe Gibbs Racing driver, met children at the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Greater Charlotte. Subway has partnered with Disney and Pixar to celebrate the upcoming release of Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3,” by hosting a special after-school event where Suarez fired up his specially...

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Laura Marano helps launch “Love Tribe” Disney Princess Clothing at Macy’s

TheDisneyBlog.com - Wed, 2017-05-24 03:58

Hybrid Apparel has partnered with Disney for a Disney Princess-themed line of clothing for young women available exclusively at Macy’s nationwide. Called Love Tribe, the fashion line features inspiration from the classic Disney Princesses with slogans such as, “Princess Squad,” and “Happily Ever After Only Exists in Books.” Clothing ranges...

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Disney’s Live Action ‘Pinocchio’ in Early Talks with Sam Mendes to Direct

TheDisneyBlog.com - Wed, 2017-05-24 03:41

Director Sam Mendes is in early talks with Disney to helm their upcoming live-action reboot of the much-loved animated classic, “Pinocchio.” He was originally attached to possibly direct Disney’s remake of “James and the Giant Peach” about a year ago. No word if that is still in the works. The...

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A five-year-old’s thoughts on Star Wars

TheDisneyBlog.com - Wed, 2017-05-24 03:10

My five-year-old daughter doesn’t like Star Wars. There, I said it. Star Wars has been trying for years now to win over the female audience but my kid isn’t buying it. My wife and I have tried everything. We played up the princess aspect pointing out every time Leia was...

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