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Waiting in lines with a Toddler....

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?

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

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

Fri, 2017-07-21 14:55
Where is the best place to eat lunch or dinner at the Hollywood Studios?
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Ample Hills Creamy VS Beaches & Cream

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

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?

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?

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

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

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

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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Mark's College Tour with Some Disney Thrown In 2017 Day 6

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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Sleepy Hollow Refreshments Puts Spotlight on Its New Dish

Wed, 2017-07-19 23:33
Sleepy Hollow Refreshments in the Magic Kingdom is showcasing its newest dish for National Hot Dog Day:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
If you’re looking for a way to enjoy National Hot Dog Day on the go, head to Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square to try one of the new Hand-Dipped Corn Dogs. An all-beef hot dog is dipped in house-made batter and fried to golden-brown perfection.

The new dish is priced at $8.49 and served with house-made chips. Attached Images  
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Sleepy Hollow Refreshments Puts Spotlight on Its New Dish

Wed, 2017-07-19 23:33
Sleepy Hollow Refreshments in the Magic Kingdom is showcasing its newest dish for National Hot Dog Day:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
If you’re looking for a way to enjoy National Hot Dog Day on the go, head to Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square to try one of the new Hand-Dipped Corn Dogs. An all-beef hot dog is dipped in house-made batter and fried to golden-brown perfection.

The new dish is priced at $8.49 and served with house-made chips. Attached Images  
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Countdown Calendar for Facebook

Wed, 2017-07-19 20:37
Anyone know of a countdown calendar that is usable on Facebook? We bought one last year that we had to do a screen shot of every time we wanted to use it. Hoping for something with less steps.

Thanks!
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Countdown Calendar for Facebook

Wed, 2017-07-19 20:37
Anyone know of a countdown calendar that is usable on Facebook? We bought one last year that we had to do a screen shot of every time we wanted to use it. Hoping for something with less steps.

Thanks!
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Any luck with eBay?

Wed, 2017-07-19 19:08
I'm looking to sell some things on eBay here soon if I don't think of anything else. Has anyone had any luck with eBay? Is it worth it to try? The items I have are not particularly worth much but thought maybe it would be an option to get rid of some things.
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Any luck with eBay?

Wed, 2017-07-19 19:08
I'm looking to sell some things on eBay here soon if I don't think of anything else. Has anyone had any luck with eBay? Is it worth it to try? The items I have are not particularly worth much but thought maybe it would be an option to get rid of some things.
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Backyard BBQ

Wed, 2017-07-19 14:51
Is it a must to make a resy for Mickey's Backyard BBQ or can you walk up and go? I've always done the hoop dee doo when i go to disney but since this year im staying at the fort, i was thinking of just doing one or the other or do i just do both?
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Backyard BBQ

Wed, 2017-07-19 14:51
Is it a must to make a resy for Mickey's Backyard BBQ or can you walk up and go? I've always done the hoop dee doo when i go to disney but since this year im staying at the fort, i was thinking of just doing one or the other or do i just do both?
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