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Reasons for SSR Resale Prices Rising?

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-09-07 16:23
Been watching the DVC resale market for a while and have noticed that the prices for Saratoga Springs seem to have climbed $10-$15 a point over what they were a few months ago. Earlier this year there were any number of listings around the 200 point level that were asking $75/pt, and now there's nothing below the low-to-mid $80s.

Was wondering if this was attributable to the Disney Springs refurbishment and SSR's close proximity to this newly re-popular area? Could it just be a current supply-and-demand thing, or a response to ROFR buy backs by Disney? Or is it a seasonal thing with owners looking to recover some 2017 dues? (haven't noticed the same trend at other resorts though)

Anyway, just curious if anybody had an explanation.
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Hurricane Irma Outlook

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-09-07 12:40
As of now (8:30 AM 9/7/2017) Disney World is open. All theme parks, water parks, resorts and transportation system are operating normally. Disney is monitoring Irma's path and has begun regular updates to Cast Members.

The first impacts of the storm will arrive in the WDW area on Sunday. It is too early to predict what actions Disney will take. Based on past experience, and further based on the current forecast storm path, we can expect that Disney will close all theme parks, water parks and Disney Springs. Resort hotels will likely remain occupied, except for Fort Wilderness which will be evacuated.

To be clear, this is not yet Disney's decision. It is my personal opinion based on previous WDW operations during hurricanes. I live in the area and have access to Disney's Cast Member information releases. I will try to provide updates as they occur.
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Hurricane Irma Outlook

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-09-07 12:40
As of now (8:30 AM 9/7/2017) Disney World is open. All theme parks, water parks, resorts and transportation system are operating normally. Disney is monitoring Irma's path and has begun regular updates to Cast Members.

The first impacts of the storm will arrive in the WDW area on Sunday. It is too early to predict what actions Disney will take. Based on past experience, and further based on the current forecast storm path, we can expect that Disney will close all theme parks, water parks and Disney Springs. Resort hotels will likely remain occupied, except for Fort Wilderness which will be evacuated.

To be clear, this is not yet Disney's decision. It is my personal opinion based on previous WDW operations during hurricanes. I live in the area and have access to Disney's Cast Member information releases. I will try to provide updates as they occur.
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Disneyland Resort announces dates for Holiday season

TheDisneyBlog.com - Thu, 2017-09-07 11:42

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the Happiest Place on Earth when the holidays arrive at Disneyland Resort. This year the season will run from November 10 through January 7 and Disneyland is bringing back many of your favorite experiences throughout the entire resort. Disneyland will include...

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El Capitan Theatre hosts “Dream Big Princess” films

TheDisneyBlog.com - Thu, 2017-09-07 11:30

It’s Disney’s movie palace located right in the heart of Hollywood; the El Capitan Theatre is home to movie premieres and special events along with some of the latest releases. Running September 8 through October 1, it will be host to a series of movies meant to celebrate Disney’s new...

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Star Wars Rebels Complete Season 3 Blu-Ray Review

TheDisneyBlog.com - Thu, 2017-09-07 11:17

It takes 3 blu-ray discs or 4 dvds to fit in the entire Star Wars Rebels third season and all the bonus material. We enjoyed watching every minute of it as Star Wars Rebels contains some of the most epic and engaging storytelling ever from Disney and Lucasfilm. You can...

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Production on Disney’s Aladdin is underway, first photo from set

TheDisneyBlog.com - Thu, 2017-09-07 04:36

It looks like Aladdin has rubbed the lamp and let loose the genie. Production is underway on Disney’s live-action adaption of it’s animated hit Aladdin. Will Smith, who will play the Genie, even snapped a selfie to commemorate the occasion. He was joined by fellow cast members Mena Massoud as...

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Connecting with Walt Podcast – 09/11/17

disunplugged.com - Wed, 2017-09-06 17:56
In this episode, Michael and Craig discuss and preview the movies, shorts, and specials being shown during the September 11, 2017 airing of Treasures from the Disney Vault on Turner Classic Movies! Connecting with Walt is an “event” podcast. Several times a year, a new show will be released every Friday for an entire month. [...]
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Akershus 8am reservation - should I still get a FEA fastpass?

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-09-06 15:18
Got a 8am for Akershus reservation - should I still try for a FOA fast pass or should I use it for Soarin? DD would not mind at all riding twice but I cannot stand the soarin line! I guess same question for BOG breakfast - should we still try to FP 7D? I would think BOG would be pretty quick service, especially if we preorder? I certainly don't want to rush Akershus with the princesses though.
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Akershus 8am reservation - should I still get a FEA fastpass?

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-09-06 15:18
Got a 8am for Akershus reservation - should I still try for a FOA fast pass or should I use it for Soarin? DD would not mind at all riding twice but I cannot stand the soarin line! I guess same question for BOG breakfast - should we still try to FP 7D? I would think BOG would be pretty quick service, especially if we preorder? I certainly don't want to rush Akershus with the princesses though.
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FP+ for Frozen Sing-along?

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-09-06 15:12
My lines app does not give info about how early to arrive for shows at Hollywood Studios. Do I need a FP+ for the Frozen Sing-along? If I don't get one, how early do I have to show up? Is it possible to pick up "tickets" for a later show early in the day? Any info appreciated, for this, and other shows at the Studios.
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FP+ for Frozen Sing-along?

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-09-06 15:12
My lines app does not give info about how early to arrive for shows at Hollywood Studios. Do I need a FP+ for the Frozen Sing-along? If I don't get one, how early do I have to show up? Is it possible to pick up "tickets" for a later show early in the day? Any info appreciated, for this, and other shows at the Studios.
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Episode 1579 - World Showcase Breakdown: CHINA Pavilion

wdwtoday.com - Wed, 2017-09-06 14:00
We deep dive into all that is offered - the good, the bad and the in-between of the China Pavilion. Brought to you by Circa1955.com! 
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Pixar’s “Cars 3” coming to Blu-Ray November 7

TheDisneyBlog.com - Wed, 2017-09-06 12:02

It was the summer’s a high-octane hit, Pixar’s Cars 3 took the story of Lightning McQueen to a new level of family entertainment, returning the franchise to one of Pixar’s best. Now you’ll be able to enjoy Lightning McQueen, Cruz Ramirez and all their friends whenever you want as Disney...

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Treasures from the Disney Vault prepares September 11th lineup

TheDisneyBlog.com - Wed, 2017-09-06 11:38

The semi-regular Treasures from the Disney Vault nights on cable’s TCM channel have become must-watch TV for Disney fans hungry for that sense of nostalgia and history that is so integral to their love of the brand. Although TCM no longer sponsors the Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios...

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Disney Cruise Line makes adjustments for Hurricane Irma

TheDisneyBlog.com - Wed, 2017-09-06 03:00

Disney Cruise Line has canceled cruises scheduled for departure from Port Canaveral on September 8, 9, and 11, and has already announced they’ll be shortening in progress cruises for the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy. Both ships have already modified their itineraries to avoid severe weather in the Western Caribbean...

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Lucasfilm makes change to helm of Star Wars Episode IX

TheDisneyBlog.com - Wed, 2017-09-06 02:44

In a statement today Lucasfilm revealed it has parted ways with Colin Trevorrow, who had been working on Star Wars: Episode IX as its director. “Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX. Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process...

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@thebucketlistfamily

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-09-06 02:36
I'm just testing the waters here, but does anyone else see the postings for @thebucklistfamily on WDW's Instagram account? Is it just me or does anyone else find them irksome? I'm just wondering if Disney really thought that 30 stays in 30 days advertising program through well? Not only is Disney paying these people to stay on property and promote for them for, but they are doing it under the most unrealistic of circumstances. Who knows, maybe it was all filmed in a week. I would have been more impressed if Disney had promoted 30 stays for very deserving families. Hopefully no one finds this post offensive. I just wasn't overly thrilled with the program and won't miss it when it's gone.
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@thebucketlistfamily

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-09-06 02:36
I'm just testing the waters here, but does anyone else see the postings for @thebucklistfamily on WDW's Instagram account? Is it just me or does anyone else find them irksome? I'm just wondering if Disney really thought that 30 stays in 30 days advertising program through well? Not only is Disney paying these people to stay on property and promote for them for, but they are doing it under the most unrealistic of circumstances. Who knows, maybe it was all filmed in a week. I would have been more impressed if Disney had promoted 30 stays for very deserving families. Hopefully no one finds this post offensive. I just wasn't overly thrilled with the program and won't miss it when it's gone.
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DIS Unplugged Podcast – 09/05/17 – Disney World Show

disunplugged.com - Wed, 2017-09-06 02:00
In this episode, Hurricane Irma is tracking to hit Florida, Disney enlists a federal mediator for union wage negotiations, and a new VIP tour comes to Animal Kingdom. Want to get in touch? Check out our contact page. Podcasts 09/05/17 – Disney News: [Download Mp3] Show Notes: REMEMBERING BOB VARLEY BECOME A VIDEO CONTRIBUTOR! Click here for [...]
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