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New 5.70 acre Construction Project Planned for Epcot's World Showcase

5 hours 36 min ago
Permit# 48-00714-P has been filed with the South Florida Water Management District for a 5.70 acre near the France Pavilion in World Showcase.

The official title of the project is "Epcot France Back Of House Modifications", but the project is rumoured to be for a new backstage areas and a new attraction.

Quote: Originally Posted by Application #: 170623-7 Permit#: 48-00714-P
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Project Name: Epcot France Back Of House Modifications

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2.0 Project Site Description

The 5.70 acre project in Epcot consists of adding impervious surface. Stormwater from the site discharges through existing conveyance pipe to the RCID Epcot Master Drainage System.

3.0 Proposed Project

This project proposes additional impervious surface. Stormwater treatment will be provided by the construction of two new dry detention ponds that outlet to the RCID EPCOT Master Drainage System.

The new attraction is rumoured to be a much smaller footprint than the full project area as much of the "impervious surface" appears to be undeveloped with structures.

A "Ratatouille: L'Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy "clone from Walt Disney Studios park in Paris is the front runner in the Rumour Race for this new spot. Attached Images    
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Westher Forecast

Fri, 2017-06-23 20:25
I thought there was a sticky in this section that provided WDW weather. Anyone know where it's located? I'll be at WDW starting Monday so I thought I'd have a look. Thanks!
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2 Value Rooms or One Moderate

Thu, 2017-06-22 23:35
We are going down over New Years this year, and the cost difference between two All Star rooms and a room at Port Orleans is only about $100.

Our boys are 18 and 14 year old twins, so having anyone sleep in the fold out bed at Port Orleans will be squishy. (It'll probably end up being me...) They LOVE Port Orleans, beignets, and the boat ride to Disney Springs.

BUT, having the extra space at the All Star would be really nice... two bathrooms specifically.

What would you do?
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Disney Springs

Thu, 2017-06-22 23:18
Do the restaurants at Disney Springs let you charge with the MagicBand? More specifically HOB or WPE?
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Extra Magic Hours

Thu, 2017-06-22 21:57
Hi all,

Animal Kingdom has extra magic hours are now 10:00pm - 12:00am for majority of the summer.

During these extra hours does it include Everest and Dinosaur (all of animal kingdom) or is that only or the Pandora land?

Thanks!
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Halloween Party Question

Thu, 2017-06-22 12:44
We are going to the Halloween party ( first time) and using that as our day at the park. I had already booked BOG at 4:30 because that was the only time I could get.

Now they opened the party dining and I snagged one for 6:30 which is more about the time we usually eat. Should I keep the 4:30 since we can get in at 4 or take the 6:30. Someone mentioned it took awhile to eat so wondering if we do the 6:30 we will miss anything of the party? It can't take longer than an hour to eat right?

My thoughts are if we do the 6:30 I can do a fast pass or 2 from 4 to 6. I'm sure we will be too full to do any big rides after eating so trying to figure out the best way. Wasn't sure when the parades and all were.

Any thoughts?
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Eat to the Beat -- 2017 information

Thu, 2017-06-22 11:24
Delta Rae — August 31-September 1

The Hooters – September 2-3

Baha Men — September 4-5

Fuel — September 6-7

Starship featuring Mickey Thomas – September 8-10

Lauren Alaina – September 11-12

Plain White T’s — September 13-15

Sister Hazel – September 16-17

Air Supply — September 18-20

David Cook — September 21-22

Everclear — September 23-24

Sugar Ray — September 25-27

38 Special – September 28-29

Mark Wills – September 30-October 1

American Authors – October 2-3

Christopher Cross – October 4-5

Devon Allman – October 6-8

Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX — October 9-11

Taylor Dane — October 12-13

Jeffrey Osbourne – October 14-15

Postmodern Jukebox — October 16-17

10,000 Maniacs — October 18-20

Toad the Wet Sprocket — October 21-22

Kenny G — October 23-24

Billy Ocean – October 25-26

Tiffany – October 27-October 29

Hanson — October 30-November 1

Blue October — November 2-3

Living Colour — November 4-5

Boyz II Men — November 6-8

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy — November 9-11

Squeeze — November 12-13

If (when) Eat to the Beat Package Dining are
announced -- I will update this post.
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2017 Eat to the Beat Concerts

Thu, 2017-06-22 10:43
This is what has been released so far for this year's Eat to the Beat line-up.
(courtesy DFB)
These concerts are free with Epcot admission, and take place three times per evening (5:30pm, 6:45pm, 8:00pm).

2017 Eat to the Beat Concert Line Up!
Delta Rae — August 31-September 1
NEW! The Hooters – September 2-3
NEW! Baha Men — September 4-5
Fuel — September 6-7
Starship featuring Mickey Thomas – September 8-10
NEW! Lauren Alaina – September 11-12
Plain White T’s — September 13-15
Sister Hazel – September 16-17
Air Supply — September 18-20
David Cook — September 21-22
Everclear — September 23-24
Sugar Ray — September 25-27
38 Special – September 28-29
NEW! Mark Wills – September 30-October 1
NEW! American Authors – October 2-3
Christopher Cross – October 4-5
NEW! Devon Allman – October 6-8
Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX — October 9-11
Taylor Dane — October 12-13
Jeffrey Osbourne – October 14-15
NEW! Postmodern Jukebox — October 16-17
NEW! 10,000 Maniacs — October 18-20
Toad the Wet Sprocket — October 21-22
NEW! Kenny G — October 23-24
Billy Ocean – October 25-26
Tiffany – October 27-October 29
Hanson — October 30-November 1
NEW! Blue October — November 2-3
Living Colour — November 4-5
Boyz II Men — November 6-8
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy — November 9-11
NEW! Squeeze — November 12-13
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Starlight Safari at AKL

Thu, 2017-06-22 03:03
Has anyone done this? Is it worth the money? Is it any different (other than being dark) than the regular safari ride?
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Starlight Safari at AKL

Thu, 2017-06-22 03:03
Has anyone done this? Is it worth the money? Is it any different (other than being dark) than the regular safari ride?
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Mickey's Very Christmas Party

Thu, 2017-06-22 01:51
What are the official hours and how early can you get into the park?
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Mickey's Very Christmas Party

Thu, 2017-06-22 01:51
What are the official hours and how early can you get into the park?
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Episode 99 - Carolyn’s Therapy Session

Wed, 2017-06-21 22:00
The Cast: Carolyn Pongracz, Jennifer Silveira, Cindy Jachrimo, Jason Kauffman & John Yaglenski

- Pandora Grand Opening
- Waits to get in the new land
- Flight of Passage Pre-Show Experience may* vary on wait time
- Comparing Pandora with and with-out crowds
- Banshees Sold Out
- How long will you wait for attractions?
- More on Dining in Pandora
- New B-Modes for Brand New Attractions
- More Spots for Mobile Ordering
- New Mickey Cinnamon Rolls and Cheshire Cat Tales at Magic Kingdom
- Light-Up Snacks & Mugs
- New Menu at the Coral Reef
- Carolyn’s Therapy Session
- New Rooms at Pop Century
- This Just In … or maybe not
- The Birds
- Angelica Reviews The Safari
- Attendance slightly down at Walt Disney World for 2016
- Animal Kingdom Park Hours Extended, but not for long
- ICOT20

*****
Brought to you by:
Magical Journey’s
The Official Ticket Center


>> LISTEN, DOWNLOAD, SHARE, LOVE!
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Episode 99 - Carolyn’s Therapy Session

Wed, 2017-06-21 22:00
The Cast: Carolyn Pongracz, Jennifer Silveira, Cindy Jachrimo, Jason Kauffman & John Yaglenski

- Pandora Grand Opening
- Waits to get in the new land
- Flight of Passage Pre-Show Experience may* vary on wait time
- Comparing Pandora with and with-out crowds
- Banshees Sold Out
- How long will you wait for attractions?
- More on Dining in Pandora
- New B-Modes for Brand New Attractions
- More Spots for Mobile Ordering
- New Mickey Cinnamon Rolls and Cheshire Cat Tales at Magic Kingdom
- Light-Up Snacks & Mugs
- New Menu at the Coral Reef
- Carolyn’s Therapy Session
- New Rooms at Pop Century
- This Just In … or maybe not
- The Birds
- Angelica Reviews The Safari
- Attendance slightly down at Walt Disney World for 2016
- Animal Kingdom Park Hours Extended, but not for long
- ICOT20

*****
Brought to you by:
Magical Journey’s
The Official Ticket Center


>> LISTEN, DOWNLOAD, SHARE, LOVE!
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Spring 2018

Wed, 2017-06-21 19:58
When do they typically post the discounts for the time period?
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Spring 2018

Wed, 2017-06-21 19:58
When do they typically post the discounts for the time period?
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This time it's OUR trip - day 5

Wed, 2017-06-21 18:54
June 12
We had to be up and out early today, 7:30 am reservations for the Bob Voyage breakfast. We took our car over to the Boardwalk and checked in about ten minutes early. We were seated shortly there after.

This meal starts with a tray of pastries. DH snagged the fruit filled clam and DS was a big fan of the star cookie. The braided croissant was also really good. We got a fruit cup and a parfait. DH had the eggs over polenta which was delicious but heavy. I had the royal brealfast. The steak was perfectly cooked and surprisingly tender. Potatoes were great but I didn't care for texture of the cheese/egg torte.
The character interaction here was fun but DS was a bit overwhelmed by it. He did get all four to sign his book however.

We headed over to the Magic Kingdom parking lot next and encountered quite the line on our way in... and then more lines for the monorail. It was reallllllllly humid today. Despite the waits we were in the park just after opening and headed back to the Jungle Cruise first. Next up was Pirates and then we decided to try to baby swap big thunder mountain. I went first, waiting about 40 minutes, longer then posted. I shouldn't have worried though as DS had found the playground by splash mountain and was having a blast. DH rode next then we all hopped on to the railway.

We only rode to the story book circus entrance and then took the back walkway to tomorrowland. Has this always been a smoking area?! Because yuck we won't make the mistake again. The park was parked but we managed to get onto the people mover without much wait. DS really loved this one. We grabbed a quick lunch in tomorrowland. The heat and crowds were getting to high at this point so we headed back to the monorail. It was a looooong trip back, delay after delay.

When we got back to the resort DS crashed for a nap and DH got a load of laundry going. After resting and cooling down we headed to the bus for Animal Kingdom but we must have just missed one, wait time was 20 minutes. No thank you.

We opted for our car instead and we were at the gates at the same time we would have been picked up at. We had fast passes for flight of passage so we headed into pandora. DH rode first while DS found a shady spot to drive some new cars. With all the preshows it takes a good 30 minutes to ride this. I was up next and just wow. This ride is amazing. I easily get motion sick and this didn't bother me at all. So so so so cool.

By the time we both rode the weather had changed so we half ran to Tiffins for our rivers of light dining package. This meal was fantastic. We shared the curry soup and octopus appetizer. I had the Waygu strip and short rib. The strip was fantastic. The short rib was kind of dry and dissapointing. DH the venison and it was amazing. He hasn't stopped raving about it since. We'll definitely come back here again.

Unfortunately it was stillllll raining. Sigh. We head back to Starbucks to grab coffees and decide what to do. Opted for bugs life. We spent a lot of time exploring the line. DS loved pointing out the animals. Next up was an evening ride on the safari, we saw the hyenas and the lions were up and super active!

We headed back through Asia to get our seats for Rivers of Light. Wow this area is PACKED for this. I'm glad we had the package. We got great seats and DS loved the show. So did we. I can't wait to see this one again. DS fell asleep right as it ended so we set him up in the stroller and decided to back track to pandora just to see the nighttime effects. Using the back walkway from Africa was a nice way to avoid crowds.

Pandora all lit up is really neat and we finally were able to wander a bit without massive crowds. We finally made our way out and back to the car, a very late night!
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This time it's OUR trip - day 5

Wed, 2017-06-21 18:54
June 12
We had to be up and out early today, 7:30 am reservations for the Bob Voyage breakfast. We took our car over to the Boardwalk and checked in about ten minutes early. We were seated shortly there after.

This meal starts with a tray of pastries. DH snagged the fruit filled clam and DS was a big fan of the star cookie. The braided croissant was also really good. We got a fruit cup and a parfait. DH had the eggs over polenta which was delicious but heavy. I had the royal brealfast. The steak was perfectly cooked and surprisingly tender. Potatoes were great but I didn't care for texture of the cheese/egg torte.
The character interaction here was fun but DS was a bit overwhelmed by it. He did get all four to sign his book however.

We headed over to the Magic Kingdom parking lot next and encountered quite the line on our way in... and then more lines for the monorail. It was reallllllllly humid today. Despite the waits we were in the park just after opening and headed back to the Jungle Cruise first. Next up was Pirates and then we decided to try to baby swap big thunder mountain. I went first, waiting about 40 minutes, longer then posted. I shouldn't have worried though as DS had found the playground by splash mountain and was having a blast. DH rode next then we all hopped on to the railway.

We only rode to the story book circus entrance and then took the back walkway to tomorrowland. Has this always been a smoking area?! Because yuck we won't make the mistake again. The park was parked but we managed to get onto the people mover without much wait. DS really loved this one. We grabbed a quick lunch in tomorrowland. The heat and crowds were getting to high at this point so we headed back to the monorail. It was a looooong trip back, delay after delay.

When we got back to the resort DS crashed for a nap and DH got a load of laundry going. After resting and cooling down we headed to the bus for Animal Kingdom but we must have just missed one, wait time was 20 minutes. No thank you.

We opted for our car instead and we were at the gates at the same time we would have been picked up at. We had fast passes for flight of passage so we headed into pandora. DH rode first while DS found a shady spot to drive some new cars. With all the preshows it takes a good 30 minutes to ride this. I was up next and just wow. This ride is amazing. I easily get motion sick and this didn't bother me at all. So so so so cool.

By the time we both rode the weather had changed so we half ran to Tiffins for our rivers of light dining package. This meal was fantastic. We shared the curry soup and octopus appetizer. I had the Waygu strip and short rib. The strip was fantastic. The short rib was kind of dry and dissapointing. DH the venison and it was amazing. He hasn't stopped raving about it since. We'll definitely come back here again.

Unfortunately it was stillllll raining. Sigh. We head back to Starbucks to grab coffees and decide what to do. Opted for bugs life. We spent a lot of time exploring the line. DS loved pointing out the animals. Next up was an evening ride on the safari, we saw the hyenas and the lions were up and super active!

We headed back through Asia to get our seats for Rivers of Light. Wow this area is PACKED for this. I'm glad we had the package. We got great seats and DS loved the show. So did we. I can't wait to see this one again. DS fell asleep right as it ended so we set him up in the stroller and decided to back track to pandora just to see the nighttime effects. Using the back walkway from Africa was a nice way to avoid crowds.

Pandora all lit up is really neat and we finally were able to wander a bit without massive crowds. We finally made our way out and back to the car, a very late night!
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Who qualifies for discounted passes?

Wed, 2017-06-21 18:26
My husband and I are DVC members. We have 2 adult children, ages 26 and 21. The older one lives with us and we do not claim him on our taxes (though we may next year if he goes back to school as planned). The younger one is in college and we do claim her on our taxes. When looking at purchasing annual passes for everyone, would either of them qualify for the discounted pass? I kind of assume the younger one will, since she's still in college and our dependent. I assumed the older one would not since he is not our dependent and his name is not on the DVC contract. However, he does live at our same address, and one of the things mentioned when reading about the passes, is that you have to bring a driver's license or ID showing all adults live at the same address when picking up your pass. I'd love it if someone who knew the answer could help me out here....thanks!!
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Who qualifies for discounted passes?

Wed, 2017-06-21 18:26
My husband and I are DVC members. We have 2 adult children, ages 26 and 21. The older one lives with us and we do not claim him on our taxes (though we may next year if he goes back to school as planned). The younger one is in college and we do claim her on our taxes. When looking at purchasing annual passes for everyone, would either of them qualify for the discounted pass? I kind of assume the younger one will, since she's still in college and our dependent. I assumed the older one would not since he is not our dependent and his name is not on the DVC contract. However, he does live at our same address, and one of the things mentioned when reading about the passes, is that you have to bring a driver's license or ID showing all adults live at the same address when picking up your pass. I'd love it if someone who knew the answer could help me out here....thanks!!
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