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RIP - Sir Roger Moore: Let the Bond debate begin

Tue, 2017-05-23 14:50
Just read that Roger Moore passed away today at age 89. I actually very surprised that after 50 years of the franchise that he's the first to pass away.

Now for the fun part, rate your James Bonds.

  1. Sean Connery
  2. Daniel Craig
  3. Timothy Dalton
  4. Pierce Brosnan
  5. Roger Moore
  6. George Lazenby


Connery for me will always be Bond, and the three movies From Russia With Love, Thunderball and Goldfinger epitomize the classic Bond.

Daniel Craig, I just love the reboot of the franchise with Craig and him taking it to another physical level that we haven't really seen before.

Dalton/Brosnan are about tied for me. Brosnan was supposed to be Bond until NBC pulled him back for Remington Steele, and Dalton took over, only to get bounced once a decade of lawsuits stalled the franchise. Dalton brought that first dark edge to Bond, but he was handcuffed by generic scripts. Brosnan brought back the swagger and bit more of the humor, but by the end was hurt by poor scripts.

Moore was a victim of the campy '70's and '80's and his Bond pales in comparison to the others. For Your Eyes Only was probably his best turn at the role and shows what he could have been.

Lazenby actually imo, had the best story with On Her Majesty's Secret Service, one of my favorite Bond books, but he simply gets lost in the one and done shuffle.

Would have been nicer to have seen Moore play Bond at a younger age, but that was when he was tied into doing The Saint.
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When do you need magic bands?

Tue, 2017-05-23 00:00
At what age do you need to get your kids a magic band? We will have several small children. Do they really need a magic band? I can't imagine a 2 turning 3 year old keeping it on, and I don't want to have 5 magic bands on my arm as I traipse around the park.
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When do you need magic bands?

Tue, 2017-05-23 00:00
At what age do you need to get your kids a magic band? We will have several small children. Do they really need a magic band? I can't imagine a 2 turning 3 year old keeping it on, and I don't want to have 5 magic bands on my arm as I traipse around the park.
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The "Official" Pre-Trip Report....

Mon, 2017-05-22 20:06
WHEN: Aug. 9-15

WHO: DH / DW / DS15 / DS17 & GF

WHERE: POLY!!


So, other then dealing for the first time (15th trip! - very fortunate are we) as a family with the lovely Florida summer heat and humidity....we are off. The DW managed to get a good rate at our all time fave POLY, moving from our original POR ressie - the DS' do not know this however so a surprise awaits. DS17's GF has never been to the "World" so hopefully we show her a good time; she is really excited to go. Slightly longer trip then the past several but building in breaks for the midday sauna each day we will probably cover similar ground as most visits.

Dining will be a bit different this go around - our DS' are looking to dine on there own a few times so DW & I will be doing our own thing a few nights. I believe as of now we are looking at BOG(lunch arrival day), Yak & Yeti, Prime Time, Crystal Palace, Cape May Buffet and, of course, O'Hanas for DS' 18th bday.

Can't wait to hit up some of the new attractions/shows since our last visit, checking out the ongoing construction around the parks AND hitting up one or both of the water parks which we haven't done in many trips. Summit Plummet here I come!

75 days as of this post.... :cool:
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The "Official" Pre-Trip Report....

Mon, 2017-05-22 20:06
WHEN: Aug. 9-15

WHO: DH / DW / DS15 / DS17 & GF

WHERE: POLY!!


So, other then dealing for the first time (15th trip! - very fortunate are we) as a family with the lovely Florida summer heat and humidity....we are off. The DW managed to get a good rate at our all time fave POLY, moving from our original POR ressie - the DS' do not know this however so a surprise awaits. DS17's GF has never been to the "World" so hopefully we show her a good time; she is really excited to go. Slightly longer trip then the past several but building in breaks for the midday sauna each day we will probably cover similar ground as most visits.

Dining will be a bit different this go around - our DS' are looking to dine on there own a few times so DW & I will be doing our own thing a few nights. I believe as of now we are looking at BOG(lunch arrival day), Yak & Yeti, Prime Time, Crystal Palace, Cape May Buffet and, of course, O'Hanas for DS' 18th bday.

Can't wait to hit up some of the new attractions/shows since our last visit, checking out the ongoing construction around the parks AND hitting up one or both of the water parks which we haven't done in many trips. Summit Plummet here I come!

75 days as of this post.... :cool:
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Question about Annual Pass Renewal

Mon, 2017-05-22 15:54
So....I renewed my annual pass a week prior to my previous one expiring, (expiration was May 11th). I don't need another Magic Band, I have plenty, but is Disney going to mail me another passholder card? My current passholder card has my old expiration date written on it, additionally the card has "2016-2017" printed on it. I would assume I need a new one that has "2017-2018" on it as the card is what is needed to get a discount at restaurants & such.
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Question about Annual Pass Renewal

Mon, 2017-05-22 15:54
So....I renewed my annual pass a week prior to my previous one expiring, (expiration was May 11th). I don't need another Magic Band, I have plenty, but is Disney going to mail me another passholder card? My current passholder card has my old expiration date written on it, additionally the card has "2016-2017" printed on it. I would assume I need a new one that has "2017-2018" on it as the card is what is needed to get a discount at restaurants & such.
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How is the food at Cape May Cafe

Mon, 2017-05-22 03:03
We will be making a trip to WDW the end of October for my grand daughters birthday. One of our ADR's is for Cape May Café. We have been to a lot of the Disney Restaurants but we have never been to this one in all of our visits. My youngest daughter (32 yr old) loves crab legs and this the only non-signature restaurant that offers them.

Knowing that it is a buffet it the food as expected or lack luster.

Either way we will be at WDW. I don't think my youngest has been there with the dining plan so she really does not know what to be expected although we have tried. Unfortunately we had to pay for the dining plan this time but we really take full advantage of it and look forward to it.

Thank you for any advise or help...:mickey:
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How is the food at Cape May Cafe

Mon, 2017-05-22 03:03
We will be making a trip to WDW the end of October for my grand daughters birthday. One of our ADR's is for Cape May Café. We have been to a lot of the Disney Restaurants but we have never been to this one in all of our visits. My youngest daughter (32 yr old) loves crab legs and this the only non-signature restaurant that offers them.

Knowing that it is a buffet it the food as expected or lack luster.

Either way we will be at WDW. I don't think my youngest has been there with the dining plan so she really does not know what to be expected although we have tried. Unfortunately we had to pay for the dining plan this time but we really take full advantage of it and look forward to it.

Thank you for any advise or help...:mickey:
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Roaring Forks

Mon, 2017-05-22 01:30
Could anyone tell me if Roaring Forks has reopened yet, please? If so, how is it, and if not, when it might be reopening? Thank you so much.
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Roaring Forks

Mon, 2017-05-22 01:30
Could anyone tell me if Roaring Forks has reopened yet, please? If so, how is it, and if not, when it might be reopening? Thank you so much.
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Flower Show Outdoor Kitchen and Dining Plan

Mon, 2017-05-22 00:28
Does anyone know if the menu items in the Outdoor Kitchens are included on the dining plan?

Also, how does the food compare to the usual restaurants?
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Flower Show Outdoor Kitchen and Dining Plan

Mon, 2017-05-22 00:28
Does anyone know if the menu items in the Outdoor Kitchens are included on the dining plan? Also, how does the food compare to the usual restaurants?
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All Star Music

Sun, 2017-05-21 23:42
Am I correct that the Values do not have a gym? Is there anything else they don't have? We usually stay at Deluxe. Do they have the shampoo, conditioner and lotion? Hair Dryer? Coffee in the room? Would it be enjoyable to spend an afternoon at All Star Music? Just trying to adjust to different level and not be surprised. We normally spend most days in parks, but have enjoyed the deluxe resorts.
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All Star Music

Sun, 2017-05-21 23:42
Am I correct that the Values do not have a gym? Is there anything else they don't have? We usually stay at Deluxe. Do they have the shampoo, conditioner and lotion? Hair Dryer? Coffee in the room? Would it be enjoyable to spend an afternoon at All Star Music? Just trying to adjust to...
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Magic bands and fastpass - information for the out-of-the-loop?

Sun, 2017-05-21 23:17
Can anyone point me to the best sources of information to figure this all out? My understanding with the magic bands is that they are simply the all-in-one replacement for separate tickets, room cards, etc. So, when you book - they send you one and then you can access your room, the parks, charge meals, etc. So if there is nothing else I need to know about that, I'm good. For Fastpass I have the general idea of booking those in advance but don't know all the ins and outs. Does that mean using an app instead of running half way across the park with a handful of tickets to get a fastpass? That sounds good. And I get that you can do three per park (only one park a day), and that not all rides are included (like the old system). are there specific strategies or details I need to know? Thanks!
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Magic bands and fastpass - information for the out-of-the-loop?

Sun, 2017-05-21 23:17
Can anyone point me to the best sources of information to figure this all out? My understanding with the magic bands is that they are simply the all-in-one replacement for separate tickets, room cards, etc. So, when you book - they send you one and then you can access your room, the parks, charge...
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Dining Question

Sun, 2017-05-21 21:15
I am at the 180 day mark tomorrow. Is there a special time that I would start booking my reservations? I haven't been to WDW since you could book dining online. I remember waiting til 7am when the phone lines opened. Any advice is appreciated.
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Recipe for Rapunzel Flower Cupcakes

Sun, 2017-05-21 19:28
Here's a fun Summer recipe to make some Sweet Disney Magic at Home: ---Quote (Originally by Disney Family)--- Rapunzel’s Flower Cupcakes Prep 30 min
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Rotating a QuickTime movie

Sun, 2017-05-21 16:11
Greetings!

Someone sent me a QuickTime video, and for some reason it's upside-down. Is there any way I can rotate it 180 degrees?

Thanks!
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