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MNSSHP 2018 *rumor*

intercot.com - 3 hours 16 min ago
Looks like the folks at Disney may be starting even earlier this year. Right now the calendar shows 8/17, 8/21, and 8/24 as 6PM closings for MK. At this stage it's only a rumor but all signs are pointing to MNSSHP.
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Tipping suggestions please?

intercot.com - 14 hours 29 min ago
First ever cruise coming up in a few months - 7 day voyage. Any suggestions on who/how much to tip?

Thanks in advance
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Tidbits February 2018: Toy Story Land Updates, Magic Kingdom Dining Changes, & More

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-02-24 23:44
February 2018

Extra Playtime

To accommodate expected attendance increases at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with the opening of Toy Story Land, the park’s hours are being adjusted for July 2018. After the Grand opening on June 30th; the park will offer a Morning Extra Magic Hour daily for the full month of July 2018. Also in July, Evening Extra Magic hours are scheduled on Fridays from 10 pm till Midnight.

Epicurean Expansion

The Magic Kingdom has quietly announced that one of its Seasonal locations has now been added to regular, daily operation. Tortuga Tavern has been announced to now be “open year-round” and will feature menu items such as Turkey Legs, Chipotle BBQ short rib, and All-Beef Hot Dogs.

Awesome Meet & Greet Vol. ?

Character Cast have reported the end of operation for a current Marvel Character Meet & Greet at Diney’s Hollywood Studios. The Star-Lord and Baby Groot character Meet & Greet will reportedly cease regular operation in Late Summer 2018. A replacement for the “Walt Disney Presents …” space has not yet been reported.

A runD full Life

Disney Springs has unveiled a large selection of the new runD clothing line. Tren-D has added a line of women’s running apparel inspired by Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Maleficent, Cheshire Cat, and Stitch with pieces priced from $25 to $75 each.

Green with Interactivity

Character Cast have reported that Toy Story Land will bring new levels of interactivity to some of the characters from the Toy Story films. Cast have reported that a new troop of Green Army Men will debut with the new land and will be able to fully interact and converse with Guests.

I’m A Real Buffet

Dining Cast have reported that a new seating style will be coming to a popular Magic Kingdom counter service location. Pinocchio Village Haus is reportedly preparing to offer Gepetto’s Village Haus Buffet in place of its current Dinner Counter Service. The new dining option would reportedly include a buffet of quick Italian dishes like Flatbreads, Pasta Alfredo, Baked Ziti, Chicken Parmesan, and a dessert buffet including Italian Cakes and Cannolis. The price point has been reported as $22 per Guest Ages 10 and Up and $12 per Guests Ages 3 – 9. The Counter Service Lunch service has not been reported to be affected by this planned change.
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Calendar issues...

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-02-24 23:29
So, we're well inside our 60 day window for dining reservations and we haven't made any yet. We like to plan which days we'll be in which parks by looking at the calendar to see the hours and EMH. We're staying 8/20 - 8/31. When I looked at the calendar today, it only goes through 8/23. Each day I look, there's another day that I can view. When I emailed WDW guest services about this, they said I need to contact their tech support. I see the same calendar days whether I look on Chrome, Firefox or IE. Would someone here please take a peek and let me know if the calendar is populated for more days than I can see? Thanks! :mickey:
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Blizzard Beach double riders

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-02-24 22:40
Hi - going to Disney in 5 days. We want to do a water park and see that only Blizzard Beach is open. What rides allow for multiple riders - 2 to share a tube. Thanks
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talking Mickey

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-02-24 00:36
Doe anyone know if Talking Mickey is available as soon as Magic Kingdom opens on an early entry day?:minnie2:
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intercot.com - Fri, 2018-02-23 19:26
Anyone have recommendations for:
a) trap/skeet ranges in the Orlando area?
b) rifle/pistol ranges?
c) Ever been to Catfish creek sporting clays?

No, I do not need to rent anything.
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Magical Express Question

intercot.com - Fri, 2018-02-23 16:31
Hello All,
Need your help.
My daughter is flying into MCO the day before her reservation at Caribbean Beach. Can she stay at a hotel near the airport that evening and go back to MCO the next morning , (when her father and sister are arriving) and pick up the magical express with them??

Thanks for your help.
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Disney Springs Hotels Airport Pick Up?

intercot.com - Fri, 2018-02-23 16:25
Are there any Disney Springs hotels with airport pickup??

Thanks for your help
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Marvel Studios retrospective: Iron Man 3

TheDisneyBlog.com - Fri, 2018-02-23 14:07

And now we come to what is probably the most divisive of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies – Iron Man 3. When it came out in 2013, there seemed to be no middle ground. You either loved the movie or you hated it. This division makes sense in a way....

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Visual Effects Society honors Disney projects, including ‘Avatar Flight of Passage’ and ‘Coco’

TheDisneyBlog.com - Fri, 2018-02-23 13:55

From the incredible landscape of Pandora – the World of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom to the detailed world building involved in creating the city of the dead in Pixar’s Coco, Disney’s talented workers are all performing near the top level in their field. The Visual Effects Society (VES) recently...

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Good luck runners

intercot.com - Fri, 2018-02-23 10:31
Good luck and have a great run to those doing the Princess 5K, 10 K and 1/2 marathon this weekend.
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Connecting with Walt Podcast – 02/23/18

disunplugged.com - Fri, 2018-02-23 08:00
In this episode, Michael and Craig look at the history of The Hall of Presidents in Liberty Square at Magic Kingdom. Podcasts #046 – The Hall of Presidents: [Download Mp3] Show Notes: Connecting with Walt RSS Feed CONNECTING WITH WALT MERCHANDISE!!! DIS Unplugged App on iTunes DIS Unplugged App on the Google Play Store DIS Unplugged App on [...]
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20th Anniversary fun announced for Disney’s Animal Kingdom

TheDisneyBlog.com - Fri, 2018-02-23 03:50

It seems like just last week we were celebrating the 10th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, but in reality another 10 years has come and gone and the park has spread its wings a bit as it prepares to enter its third decade. Walt Disney World’s 4th gate will mark...

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Disneyland converting Aladdin’s Oasis into Tropical Hideaway

TheDisneyBlog.com - Fri, 2018-02-23 03:10

For a few brief years in the mid-90s Disneyland’s Aladdin’s Oasis was home to a themed dinner show that was popular, but apparently not very profitable. It later became just a restaurant and finally a photo op location. Before that, of course, is was home to the Tahitian Terrace with...

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Party for the Planet 2018 will Mark 20th Anniversary of Disney's Animal Kingdom

intercot.com - Fri, 2018-02-23 02:05
Dates & Details have been released for the 2018 Earth Day and Park Anniversary Celebration at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

The park's Earth Day celebration, Party for the Planet, will be held April 22-May 5, 2018. This year's event will include special events to mark the park's 20th Anniversary:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts ... Guests can also commemorate their anniversary visit to the theme park with special photo opportunities, and kids can earn a limited-edition badge as part of the Wilderness Explorer program.

Six different Tiffins Talks, themed dinners hosted by animal experts at Tiffins full-service restaurant will be available to guests who want to learn more about the animal residents at the park.

And limited-edition merchandise will also be available for purchase, with one piece being a special-edition print created by renowned Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde. (He will be available to sign prints on April 22 from 1-4 p.m. at Discovery Trading Company. Quantities are limited).
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2 New Themed Resteraunts Announced for the Disneyland Resort

intercot.com - Fri, 2018-02-23 01:19
At at Disney California Adventure park, The Lamplight Lounge has been announced to open on June 23, 2018 replacing the Cover Bar:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts ... Lamplight Lounge will serve California casual gastro-pub cuisine that is playfully presented along with unique signature cocktails. This seaside lounge contains a full bar with picturesque waterfront views from both upstairs and downstairs. At night, outdoor seating provides views of the illuminated Pixar Pier and “World of Color.”

Renovated from an old warehouse factory, the location has kept many features of the original two-story building. The steel structural elements as well as concrete and brick walls were exposed and repaired to tell the story of its past. The original wood boards from the factory were refinished and given new life as ceiling panels and floors. The furniture style echoes a relaxed feel and the end result is an open, airy and bright place that is organic yet sophisticated.

Lamplight Lounge celebrates the creativity, inspirations and personalities of the artists and storytellers who have brought Pixar stories to life. Guests will discover the artistic marks that the Pixar “regulars” have left throughout the lounge: concept art, a quick sketch on a napkin, knick-knacks and collectable toys of beloved Pixar characters will adorn the space. The Cove Bar has been announced to offer a "Last Call" March 16 through May 31, 2018.

At Disneyland park, a replacement has been announced for Aladdin’s Oasis:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts ... The former Aladdin’s Oasis will soon be transformed to The Tropical Hideaway! This new experience will soon appear along the tropical shores nestled between the Jungle Cruise and “Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room.” This one-of-a-kind destination will be a popular rest stop for Adventureland locals and weary explorers alike. Guests will be able to rub elbows with their favorite skippers in an exotic traders’ market, featuring all of the sights, sounds and flavors of the tropics.

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Room Preferences

intercot.com - Thu, 2018-02-22 21:30
We are dvc members so we are frequent visitors to WDW. I do the online check in, but in the past, there is a place when they ask you to choose two preferences or requests, such as ....near elevator, near lobby, upper floor, etc. for our last two trips, I don’t remember this as an option. Does anyone recall when/where you are provided with these choices?
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Online Check in Question

intercot.com - Thu, 2018-02-22 21:29
We are dvc members so we are frequent visitors to WDW. I do the online check in, but in the past, there has been a place when they ask you to choose two preferences or requests, such as ....near elevator, near lobby, upper floor, etc. For our last two trips, I don’t remember this as an option. Does anyone recall when/where you are provided with these choices?
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Golfing Question...

intercot.com - Thu, 2018-02-22 18:38
Hey fellow ICOT duffers out there - looking to possibly play a round of golf this coming trip in August soooo....Recommendations on which course to tackle? Played a round at the old Osprey Ridge Course several years back and enjoyed it a bunch. Any suggestions, thoughts, tips are appreciated! :mickey:
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