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Disney's Animal Kingdom Celebrating Bambi 75th with Limited Time Meet & Greet

6 hours 34 min ago
Disney's Animal Kingdom has announced that it will celebrate Bambi's 75th Anniversary with a Limited Time Meet & Greet:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
Walt Disney’s “Bambi” recently celebrated its 75th anniversary, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the perfect place to celebrate this milestone ...

From 10:20 a.m. – 4 p.m. August 25-27, you can meet Thumper and Miss Bunny outside of Conservation Station at Rafiki’s Planet Watch!

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DLR Annual Passport Pricing & Benefits

8 hours 33 min ago
Several Disneyland Resort Annual Passports are available to any Disneyland and Disney California Adventure visitor. If you are planning to visit the parks several times throughout the year this may be the ticket option best for you. You will be able to take advantage of dining, merchandise, & guided tour discounts and occasional Passholder only offers and events.

* Entrance dates, discounts, benefits, and availability vary by Passport

* California residents at least 18 years of age and living in zip codes 90000-96199 may make monthly payments on the full passport price^

* Southern California and Southern California Select Passports are available for residents living in zip code areas 90000-93599º


ANNUAL PASSPORT PRICING and BENEFITS

As of 08/20/2017


Signature Plus
One Year Price = $1,049
Payment Option^ = $97 down, 12 payments of $79.34

~ Park entrance available 365 days a year
~ Parking, Disney MaxPass feature, up to 20% off merchandise, up to 15% off dining, Guided Tour and event discounts, and Passholder events

Signature
One Year Price = $849
Payment Option^ = $97 down, 12 payments of $62.67

~ Park entrance available approx 350 select days a year
~ Parking, Daily or Annual MaxPass add-on available for purchase, up to 20% off merchandise, up to 15% off dining, Guided Tour and event discounts, and Passholder events

Deluxe
One Year Price = $619
Payment Option^ = $97 down, 12 payments of $43.50

~ Park entrance available approx 315 select days a year
~ Daily or Annual MaxPass add-on available for purchase, up to 10% off merchandise and dining, Guided Tour and event discounts, and Passholder events

Southern California º
One Year Price = $469
Payment Option^ = $97 down, 12 payments of $31.00

~ Park entrance available approx 225 select days a year
~ Daily or Annual MaxPass add-on available for purchase, up to 10% off merchandise and dining, Guided Tour and event discounts, and Passholder events

Southern California Select º
One Year Price = $339
Payment Option^ = $97 down, 12 payments of $20.17

~Park entrance available approx 170 select days a year
~ Daily or Annual MaxPass add-on available for purchase, up to 10% off merchandise and dining, Guided Tour and event discounts, and Passholder events
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Eclipse

Mon, 2017-08-21 15:15
When your house is 12 miles north of the Zone of Totality, it's really hard to not want to head south and get in the Zone. But the media here in Portland have been in zombie apocalypse mode for weeks and predicting total gridlock and worse all weekend as the 2 million people in Portland all try to get the 20 miles or so further south to be in the Zone. So resigned myself to only a 99.7% experience.

Got up this morning and checked the traffic apps. No serious congestion on the back roads! DW and I hopped in the car and are now sitting at a school in St. Paul, Oregon, inside the Zone of Totality. Just barely, but we'll get about 45 seconds of total eclipse.

Only 2 hours to go!

Steve
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New Soarin' Movie

Mon, 2017-08-21 14:21
I apologize if this has been discussed before - I apparently am not too proficient with the search function.

Soarin' is one of my favorite rides and this summer, I was able to see it with the new movie. It is still one of my favorite rides, but while the new movie is breathtaking and fun, I was a little disappointed.

Perhaps I did not notice it as much with the Soarin' over California version, but it seems to me that the new movie has a number of structures with vertical lines that really become distorted as you 'fly' towards them. For example, you can see a big curve in the Eiffel Tower. It seems to be worse the lower you are (middle and bottom rows).

My engineering background is sufficient enough to explain why this happens - it is unavoidable to a large degree. However, I just didn't seem to notice this as much with the California version and my only explanation is that the new 'World' version has more vertical structures.

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone else noticed. I still love the ride, but this is a little distracting for me. Perhaps if you are on the top row (I did not end up there on any of the times we road it last trip), it is not as noticeable.
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Can't sleep!

Mon, 2017-08-21 09:07
It is 5 am...... I have been awake for an hour. But my plane doesnt take off till noon!!!
I'm so excited! :mickey:
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A fairly COMPLICATED FastPass question

Mon, 2017-08-21 05:18
My sister just asked me a FastPass question I could not answer.

Can anyone answer this with certainty:

She is staying at Poly for six days. She plans on going to Universal on Day 3 - so she only bought a 5day Disney ticket (with plans to do Disney on Days 1,2,4,5 and 6.)

She found out that MK now has extra magic hours until midnight on Day 3 - which means she could go to Universal all day and still go to MK that night - but that would require she add a day to her Disney ticket. Based on her level of fatigue, she does not want to decide if she will go to the MK until she returns to the Poly from Universal that evening. If she decides she wants to go, she will go to a MK ticket window to add a day.

Here is the question: 60 days ahead, Can she reserve Fastpasses for all six days, even though she only (currently) has a 5day ticket, but a 6day hotel stay? She wants to reserve fastpasses for Day 3 in case she decides to go on Day 3. But will the system then not let her reserve fastpasses for Day 6?

Another way to ask this is: To get fastpasses, does the system focus only on the length of the hotel stay or the number of days on the ticket? For example, if I stay at the Contemporay for ten days, but I only have a park ticket for one day, the system knows both facts, but it does not know which of the ten days I plan to use the ticket. Can I book fastpasses for Day 1 only? What if I want to wait until I arrive to decide if I will use my ticket on Day 2 or Day 8? Will I be able to reserve Fastpasses on each of those days since they fall into my window for my length of stay at my hotel?
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World Showcase: DestiNations Discovered tour..

Mon, 2017-08-21 04:38
anyone done this...ive done the undiscovered future world and hidden treasures of world showcase tour when it was available and wonder if this current one is worth it. it shows lunch at Rose and Crown as part of the 5 hour tour
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Walt Disney World Operational Schedules During the 8/21/17 Partial Solar Eclipse

Sun, 2017-08-20 22:09
Several outdoor Walt Disney World attractions will have adjusted operational schedules during the August 21, 2017 Partial Solar Eclipse:

Magic Kingdom

  • Tom Sawyer Island will close at 2:00 pm

Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail, Maharajah Jungle Trek, & Discovery Island Trails will temporarily close at the park’s discretion during the eclipse.

Disney's Blizzard Beach
  • Attractions will temporarily close at the park’s discretion during the eclipse.


The Partial Solar Eclipse will be visible in the Orlando area between 1:19 pm and 4:14 pm.
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A new ride, not already represented.

Sun, 2017-08-20 20:56
So, if you could build a new ride for a movie or character, not already represented by another ride, what would it be? What kind of attraction would you want. (If the movie or character is represented in a show or meet n'greet, those dont count).

So Id want Moana. I picture a ride, kinda like Splash Mountain. Perhaps the uplift before the drop could be escaping and giving the stone to the volcano god. Create some Navi River type effect inside the mountain. Could be really cool. Put the Crab inside. Outside could be a giant, green mountain.
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2018 Dining Plan Questions?

Sun, 2017-08-20 15:17
Hi everyone. A couple of questions regarding the new inclusion of alcoholic beverages in the 2018 plan. On the regular dining plan, is there an alcoholic beverage option at the quick service and table service credits?(so 2 per day)? Also, if at a meal you choose not to have an alcoholic beverage, can you save for another meal? Thanks!!! Also, a lot of quick service in MK does not offer alcohol! How is that handled?
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Citrus Swirl Orange Float

Sun, 2017-08-20 12:19
You can now get a Citrus Swirl Orange Float at the Sunshine Tree Terrace in Adventureland. It is the citrus orange/vanilla swirl with orange soda. It wasn't on the menu as of yet, but is available. :tasty::sun:
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Question about all the special Firework Dessert party views

Sat, 2017-08-19 18:56
The Magic Kingdom has a special Fireworks Dessert Party for: MNSSHP, Happily Ever After, and MVMCP.

If you don't mind, could you confirm (and if I'm wrong - correct):

MNSSHP HalloWishes Dessert Premium Package - dessert in the terrace with a view of the fireworks from the same place (where you eat - you do NOT going to a viewing area). Prime viewing for parade has been deleted from this package.

Happily Ever After Fireworks Dessert Party (with Garden Viewing) - dessert in the back of the terrace and then escorted to the grassy section for viewing

MVMCP - dessert in the terrace with a view of the fireworks from the same place (where you eat - you do NOT go to a viewing area). Prime viewing for parade has been deleted from this package.
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Where and when is a meeting with the beast?

Sat, 2017-08-19 18:46
Going to Disney in January and trying to find where my son can meet the Beast that's the only thing he ask for. I see somehow you can have a photo with him at the BOG dinner but can't find any reservations for that, is he anywhere else in the 4 parks at all?
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Stitch's Escape

Sat, 2017-08-19 17:01
So, I know most of us hate that attraction. So we don't want to delve into why we hate it.

I would like to hear from those that like/love the attraction, and why. What aspects whether its the ride, a strong following of Stitch, whatever?
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Fixed Dispensers for Toiletries Appearing at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Sat, 2017-08-19 00:10
Guests have begun to report that the Sample Size bottles of toiletries have begun to be replaced with fixed dispensers at Walt Disney World hotels.

This practice has begun to become more common in the Hotel Industry has a whole; however, it is not yet clear if this development is a trial, roll-out to select hotels, or a full roll-out to all Walt Disney World hotels.
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Enchanting Extras Collection Program Adds Fantasmic! Dessert & VIP Viewing

Fri, 2017-08-18 23:59
The Enchanting Extras Collection program at Walt Disney World has announced a new Fantasmic! Dessert & VIP Viewing Experience:

Quote:
... Guests will check-in and pick up a delicious snack box, which features a mix of sweet and savory items, at the Fantasmic! theater prior to show time. A special light-up credential will allow Fantasmic! Dessert & VIP Viewing Experience guests to enter the special reserved viewing area.

The adult box features chocolate-covered strawberries, cheesecake, a chocolate cupcake, apple crisp, California trail mix and cheese and crackers. Kids will enjoy chocolate pudding with crushed chocolate cookies and gummy worms, confetti popcorn, grapes and a vanilla cake bite which features the star of Fantasmic! — Sorcerer Mickey. Guests will also receive a bottle of water and a specialty alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage in a light-up keepsake Fantasmic! cup.

... Cost is $39 for adults and $19 for children ages 3-9. Reservations can be made by visiting DisneyWorld.com/dining or by calling 407-WDW-DINE.
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Sept Trip Planning -College program?

Fri, 2017-08-18 16:34
My niece is in the college program and she has to fly home for a Dr appt in September and I will be flying with her back - Staying for 6 days - My DH and DS will also be with us- I haven't booked a room yet or tickets due to we have to wait till She is in the HUD until she will be able to do this- I was wanting to know if anyone knows the room discount and can she also purchase 5day hopper passes with a discount? every thing I have read says she get free passes but has to be at the park for us to use them. If she works late, I don't want her to have to wake up early to get us in a park. Please help! I have never been this unprepared for a Disney TRIP! No Room, No Tickets, NO FP!
Thank you for any help!!:mickey:
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Magical Express

Fri, 2017-08-18 10:05
If we are staying at All Star Movies and going straight to MK from MCO, could you say you are going to the Contemporary or any other monorail resorts, or do you HAVE to go to your hotel. We will be doing a quick trip so no luggage.
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The Rav's Week That Was Report....Day 7

Fri, 2017-08-18 02:17
Last day, bags are packed and then down to bellhop desk to hold everything - so that stinks....but breakfast at Kona takes the edge off! Good all around and then off to our always last park of the trip MK. IASW, BTMRR, PoTC, HM. Then a tasty lunch at Pinocchio Haus. Then back to POLY for an hour hanging in the lobby until the ME bus comes to whisk us away. Really great family trip and with the older DS off to bigger and better things at college I use our Disney trips more and more to gauge how our DS' have grown. Seems like yesterday we started with rented strollers, diaper bags and kid swapping on rides and now my son could drive us all down! Well, until the next trip report (and I'm sure there will be one) make some memories of your own!! :)
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The Rav's Week That Was Report....Day 6

Fri, 2017-08-18 02:01
Did a family 'split' this morning....DW and younger DS headed to AK while me and older DS went to MK. Those two hit up FofP, EE, and Festival of the Lion King (would have enjoyed that myself-been awhile). We did IASW, HM, PoTC, speedway....asked my still stuffy DS if he wanted to try speedboats today but another 'no'. Did see 1 speedboat on the Lagoon side so that's an improvement from yesterday. Came back to POLY to get ready for our early but can't miss dinner at Ohanas! 3:45 time but no biggie, celebrating older DS' 18th - time does fly. Have to say that the CM's on rides, in resorts, meals, everywhere didn't hesitate to wish him a happy birthday (had the pin on all week). I'm sure they are trained to respond to that sort of thing and they didn't disappoint. I think he nabbed a cupcake at 50's PT and at LTT. Nice. Back to Ohanas, we all ate light and we did as much damage as possible. Noodles, wings and the kabob chicken all highlights....and I never turn down a small pile of peel-n-eat shrimp. :thumbsup: And of course I had my annual Backscratcher....but not before I verified they actually had the backscratcher which they did not the last few trips (they did).

We had a FP to ride TT again for the birthday boy (his fave)....so off we went. Weather reared its ugly head and the ride was down for a bit - we headed to Ice Station Cool as younger DS has never tried the 'Beverly' - he actually doesn't drink soda and that's the perfect drink to keep it that way! We eventually got into TT. Did a Mouse Gear stop mostly for older DS who was looking for something for his GF (already at school at Alabama) but came up empty. Last night. :(
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