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Waiting in lines with a Toddler....

intercot.com - 3 hours 48 min ago
I'm looking for some suggestions for keeping our toddler busy when we are waiting in lines for rides/attractions. He will be almost 2 when we go in Dec. :mickey::thanks:
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4 nights in October?

intercot.com - Fri, 2017-07-21 23:05
Thinking of a 4 night out of Canaveral, has anyone done late October?
How are the seas? Weather?
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Pandora FoP fastpasses

intercot.com - Fri, 2017-07-21 18:42
At the T-60 day mark, We've managed to secure 5 FPs for Flight of Passage.

Based on the latest figures of a 240 minute stand by line that equates to the best part of 20 HOURS or 80% of a day saved in our 14 night trip!!!

Looking forward to the bonus time within "the house of the mouse"
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Hollywood Studios Dining

intercot.com - Fri, 2017-07-21 14:55
Where is the best place to eat lunch or dinner at the Hollywood Studios?
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It’s official. Ryan Seacrest returns to host ‘American Idol’ on ABC

TheDisneyBlog.com - Fri, 2017-07-21 11:43

I remember the first time I saw Ryan Seacrest step on the stage for Disney. It was the farewell season of the Main Street Electrical Parade at Disneyland and Seacrest was filming on Main Street USA for a TV special. Later he would return to host both the “Disneyland 2000:...

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Marvel’s Inhumans trailer features royal strife

TheDisneyBlog.com - Fri, 2017-07-21 04:16

A new trailer for Marvel’s Inhumans was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con and it rebeals a much bigger world than implied in the original teaser trailer. The result, a coup d’etat in the inhumans Royal family between Black Bolt (Anson Mount) and his brother Maximus (Iwan Rheon). The trailer gave...

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DIS Unplugged Podcast – 07/20/17 – Universal Show

disunplugged.com - Fri, 2017-07-21 03:34
In this episode, Craig and Ryno take you through some of the classic Universal attractions and shows that have come and gone throughout the years at Universal Studios Florida! Want to get in touch? Check out our contact page. Subscribe to the DIS YouTube Channel – Be the first to watch! The DIS YouTube Channel Audio [...]
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Hulu sets fall premiere date for Marvel’s Runaways

TheDisneyBlog.com - Fri, 2017-07-21 03:33

Marvel’s first show for TV streaming service Hulu is “Runaways” and it just announced that the premiere episode will be available on November 21st. The show follows six teenagers from varied backgrounds who united against their parents who are members of a villainous organization – the Pride. Adapted from the...

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Trailer for Howard Ashman biography

TheDisneyBlog.com - Fri, 2017-07-21 02:50

Howard Ashman became a part of the Disney family with his creative partner Alan Menken after the success of their musical “Little Shop of Horrors.” Together they created some of the greatest hits of the Disney Animation Renaissance: “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Aladdin.” Sadly, Ashman left...

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Ample Hills Creamy VS Beaches & Cream

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-07-20 20:39
Alright...in a soon to be trip to my HAPPY PLACE...we have only one night available for Ice Cream outside the Parks. And which of these two places would you suggest??!! Beaches & Cream OR Ample Hills Creamy?? Thanks! LLH~
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Ample Hills Creamy VS Beaches & Cream

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-07-20 20:39
Alright...in a soon to be trip to my HAPPY PLACE...we have only one night available for Ice Cream outside the Parks. And which of these two places would you suggest??!! Beaches & Cream OR Ample Hills Creamy?? Thanks! LLH~
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Why don't the ADR and Fastpass+ Windows Coincide?

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-07-20 13:03
I am so annoyed right now. The amount of pre-planning that goes into a Disney trip is very time intensive thanks to all the advanced reservations. However, I have made my peace with that. It's just something that you need to know is part of the "New Disney." I could clearly choose to go somewhere else, and I usually do.

It makes sense to me that if they open the ADR windows 180 days out the same should hold true to Fastpass+.

Because I had to plan my Rivers of Light dinner package, Akershus, and Be Our Guest 180 days before we get to Disney it could be assumed that I want to get Fastpass+ for the corresponding parks, yes? Especially for a dinner package? Therefore, doesn't it make sense that you should be able to schedule a Fastpass+ to coincide with your ADRs? If you are planning where you are going to be 180 days out wouldn't it make sense that you plan the whole trip to completion?

After looking at a third party website I can see that there are no Flight of Passage Fastpass+ slots available for the day I scheduled my Rivers of Light Package.

I was assuming (apparently incorrectly) that I would be able to have a day where I scheduled a Rivers of Light Dinner Package and then a Fastpass+ for Flight of Passage that afternoon at some point between lunchtime and Rivers of Light that evening.

I understand that the opening of Pandora, is a special exception. In that case you think they would include a Fastpass+ for one of the attractions in addition to the dinner package.
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Why don't the ADR and Fastpass+ Windows Coincide?

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-07-20 13:03
I am so annoyed right now. The amount of pre-planning that goes into a Disney trip is very time intensive thanks to all the advanced reservations. However, I have made my peace with that. It's just something that you need to know is part of the "New Disney." I could clearly choose to go somewhere else, and I usually do.

It makes sense to me that if they open the ADR windows 180 days out the same should hold true to Fastpass+.

Because I had to plan my Rivers of Light dinner package, Akershus, and Be Our Guest 180 days before we get to Disney it could be assumed that I want to get Fastpass+ for the corresponding parks, yes? Especially for a dinner package? Therefore, doesn't it make sense that you should be able to schedule a Fastpass+ to coincide with your ADRs? If you are planning where you are going to be 180 days out wouldn't it make sense that you plan the whole trip to completion?

After looking at a third party website I can see that there are no Flight of Passage Fastpass+ slots available for the day I scheduled my Rivers of Light Package.

I was assuming (apparently incorrectly) that I would be able to have a day where I scheduled a Rivers of Light Dinner Package and then a Fastpass+ for Flight of Passage that afternoon at some point between lunchtime and Rivers of Light that evening.

I understand that the opening of Pandora, is a special exception. In that case you think they would include a Fastpass+ for one of the attractions in addition to the dinner package.
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Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time – first Trailer and Poster

TheDisneyBlog.com - Thu, 2017-07-20 12:01

“A Wrinkle in Time,” the childhood favorite novel of so many, including your author, is coming to the big screen very soon and we’re excited to share the trailer and poster that was seen at D23 Expo with you. The epic adventure film is directed by Ava DuVernay whose vision...

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Disney Cruise Line fleet to add seventh ship

TheDisneyBlog.com - Thu, 2017-07-20 11:29

The Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany built the two most recent ships in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy. Disney plans to keep those workers busy through at least 2023 with orders for not two new ships, as was announced in March of...

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What if all Pixar characters were cars?

TheDisneyBlog.com - Thu, 2017-07-20 11:09

There’s a theory popular among a subset of Pixar fans, that all the movies are part of the same universe. It’s called the Pixar Universe Theory and there’s even a website where you can explore the theory. It almost works until you get to the Cars franchise. The only way...

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Imagineer Tour of new Cascade Cabins at Copper Creek DVC

TheDisneyBlog.com - Thu, 2017-07-20 04:57

I spent a lot of time as a kid exploring the wilderness areas of the Pacific Northwest. Hiking, camping, visiting beautiful lodges places you right in the middle of natures wonderland. Visiting Disney World’s great Wilderness Lodge gives me a feeling very close to what I felt when actually was...

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Mark's College Tour with Some Disney Thrown In 2017 Days 7-8

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-07-20 01:58
We were up early again on Saturday, July 15. We had a 7:30am Advance Dining Reservation at Boma - Flavors of Africa. Boma has become our favorite breakfast place. It was not busy at all.

After Boma we hit the road to make our way home. We made out way to I-75 North. Saturday ended up being a long day due to traffic in Georgia, about 14 hours of driving! We stayed at a Comfort Inn in Lexington, KY. We were up early again on Sunday to make our way back home to Michigan. We had about a 6 hour drive on Sunday.

It was a good trip. I was glad to be able to spend some time at Disney World, and we really enjoyed the new attractions. Flight of Passage, Rivers of Light, and Happily Ever After are great additions. Even Frozen Ever After was much better than I was expecting. Can't wait to go back - I don't know if we'll make ICOT 20; we'll definitely be back June 2018 since Mark has opted for a trip to Walt Disney World in lieu of a graduation party.
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Mark's College Tour with Some Disney Thrown In 2017 Days 7-8

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-07-20 01:58
We were up early again on Saturday, July 15. We had a 7:30am Advance Dining Reservation at Boma - Flavors of Africa. Boma has become our favorite breakfast place. It was not busy at all.

After Boma we hit the road to make our way home. We made out way to I-75 North. Saturday ended up being a long day due to traffic in Georgia, about 14 hours of driving! We stayed at a Comfort Inn in Lexington, KY. We were up early again on Sunday to make our way back home to Michigan. We had about a 6 hour drive on Sunday.

It was a good trip. I was glad to be able to spend some time at Disney World, and we really enjoyed the new attractions. Flight of Passage, Rivers of Light, and Happily Ever After are great additions. Even Frozen Ever After was much better than I was expecting. Can't wait to go back - I don't know if we'll make ICOT 20; we'll definitely be back June 2018 since Mark has opted for a trip to Walt Disney World in lieu of a graduation party.
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Mark's College Tour with Some Disney Thrown In 2017 Day 6

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-07-20 01:48
On Friday, July 14 we were up early to get to Extra Magic Hour at Magic Kingdom. We drove to the Transportation & Ticket Center and took the monorail over to the Magic Kingdom. We were in the park at 8am. We had wanted to go to Adventureland first but since that was closed during Extra Magic Hour we ended up in Fantasyland.

There was a short line for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, so we got into line for that. We ended up waiting about 25 minutes in line.

We had cinnamon rolls for breakfast at Gaston's Tavern then rode Under the Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid with no wait in line. Next up was "it's a small world," also with no wait in line.

We headed over to Adventureland and rode Pirates of the Caribbean next. We had a 42 minute wait in line.

Next up was Tomorrowland where we rode Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin which only had a 20 minute wait in line. Monster's, Inc. Laugh Floor and Stitch's Great Escape were mobbed so we were surprised there wasn't a longer line for Space Ranger Spin. We rode the Peoplemover next, with no wait in line.

We ate lunch at the Tomorrowland Terrace. I had the pulled pork sandwich and Sharon had the chicken caesar salad. Mark grabbed a foot-long macaroni & cheese hot dog from Casey's Corner for lunch. The table we sat at had a nice view of Cinderella Castle and we could sort of see Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It! when it came through the hub.

After lunch we went through the Emporium shops to kill some time before The Muppets Present Great Moments in American History 1:25pm show. We ended up missing a couple minutes of the beginning. The show has is funny and was well performed. It was about the American Revolution, so I wonder why the little American flags they used in the show have 50 stars instead of using a flag closer to that time period.

The Haunted Mansion was our first Fastpass of the day, at 1:35pm. We had about a 10 minute wait in line.

We headed to Adventureland for a round of Dole Whips and then caught the 3pm Festival of Fantasy parade by the bridge going from Frontierland to the hub.

We headed over to Tomorrowland for our second Fastpass of the day, Space Mountain. We had a 10 minute wait in line.

We wandered through the Tomorrowland and New Fantasyland shops then headed over to the Fantasyland station. We rode the Walt Disney World Railroad over to the Frontierland station.

We had to wait some before we could use our next Fastpass, 4:55pm for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. We sat in Frontierland while waiting for our Fastpass window to open up. We ended up waiting about 14 minutes in line.

Next up was dinner at Tony's Town Square; we had a 5:55pm Advance Dining Reservation. Sharon had the chicken parmigiana, Mark had the spaghetti & meatball, and I had the trio. I also had the Italian sausage soup, which was good.

I was able to grab us Fastpasses for The Jungle Cruise during dinner, so we headed over to Adventureland to use our Fastpasses after dinner. We had no wait in line. We had an awesome skipper; she did a great job.

I tried to get us another Fastpass while we were riding the Jungle Cruise but the Fastpass system ended up going down. We saw Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room. We walked right in for the show.

We headed back to the hub area to get a spot to see Happily Ever After. We found a space just south of the bridge on the south end of the hub, lined up with Cinderella Castle. It was a good place to watch Happily Ever After. It's a fantastic show. The pictures and video I've seen do not do it justice.

Following Happily Ever After, we left the park and took the monorail back to the Transportation & Ticket Center. We drove back to Pop Century. We shopped some and bought a supply of chocolate dipped Mickey rice krispy treats before calling it a night.
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