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Under 3 & Rivers of Light dining Package

Sun, 2017-05-21 13:42
We are doing the Tiffins Rivers of Light Dining package on our next trip. Since our son is 2, can we just order him the kids meal, at the a la carte price and not the package price, while DH and I are doing the dining package price? The difference is $9 versus $26 for my kid who eats like a bird. Since he isn't 3 yet I know we aren't required to pay for the dining package for him but wasn't sure what would happen if we order him a meal.
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Kennnedy Space Center

Sun, 2017-05-21 13:34
I have a friend coming down to watch a rocket launch.

I thought we would spend the day near NASA, where is the best place to view it?
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Construction Permits Filed for Potential Expansion at Epcot

Sun, 2017-05-21 00:37
Reedy Creek has filed Permit#: 48-00714-P with the South Florida Water Management District for a project titled Epcot Canal Modifications:

Quote: Originally Posted by Permit#: 48-00714-P
Application #: 170515-17 Permit#: 48-00714-P Received Date: 15-May-2017
Issuing Office: ORL/SFWMD Application Status: Initial Review
Permit Type: Environmental Resource (Construction/Operation Modification) 30-Day Deadline: 14-Jun-2017
Project Name: Epcot Canal Modifications Project Acres: 26.83
Landuse(s): Commercial Location: Orange S30/T24/R28
Receiving Body: Reedy Creek / Lake Russell


The project's official purpose according to the permits is to:

Quote: Originally Posted by Drainage Design Summary ... reconfigure the existing canal to provide a more-contiguous area for possible future changes to parking capacity and back of house areas. A spur of the existing canal is proposed to be filled
so that a more developable area is provided. Although vague, the new 26.83 acre construction site appears to be a first step in some sort of expansion for Epcot.

Of note, the area outlined in blue appears to be a new structure that is being speculated (but not confirmed) to be a new show building:



The proximity of this mystery structure seems reasonably approachable from existing Guest areas and appears to explain the potential cause of the re-location of the existing canal. Attached Images     
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Disney Mobile Order to Expand Roll-Out

Sat, 2017-05-20 23:39
Walt Disney World has announced the first phase of its roll-out of the Mobile Order feature beyond the initial launch:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... Mobile Order will be available at the park’s Satu’li Canteen restaurant on opening day – May 27 – and then expanding to Pizzafari, Flame Tree Barbecue and Restaurantosaurus during the summer. And better yet, more Mobile Order fast casual and quick service locations across Walt Disney World Resort are on the way. Disney Parks have also announced a tutorial video of how the new service will work:

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I may have made a mistake...

Sat, 2017-05-20 21:11
I went ahead and booked Hard Rock (oddly enough, there was nothing left but Club Level at Royal Pacific!) for next May. I picked from the big three because I wanted those Express passes. Now by doing the math I see that if I did Sapphire Falls and paid out of pocket for Unlimited Express passes,...
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Adding the Dining Plan to an Existing Reservation

Sat, 2017-05-20 14:02
I'm hoping that someone can answer this question for me. We are annual passholders and have scheduled an upcoming trip to coincide with a conference being held at one of the resorts. Because of the conference, we were able to get a fantastic group rate on the onsite room. When I spoke with the agent in charge of group reservations, she told me that I couldn't add the dining plan because they were linked to the price of the room. I told her that I was willing to pay the full daily price of the plan, but she said that it couldn't be done. (Usually I don't purchase the plan, but we will be there during a busy time of year, and don't want to leave property.) Has anyone done this before? If so, how would I go about adding it?
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Reservations the Same Time as Park Opening

Sat, 2017-05-20 04:22
We made breakfast reservations for Cinderella's Royal Table at 9 AM on a day the park opens at 9 AM. Will we be able to get in to the Magic Kingdom early so we can get to our reservation on time?

For what it's worth, we're staying offsite. So, we won't be able to take advantage of extra magic hours if they're offered that day.

Thanks.
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Reservations the Same Time as Park Opening

Sat, 2017-05-20 04:22
We made breakfast reservations for Cinderella's Royal Table at 9 AM on a day the park opens at 9 AM. Will we be able to get in to the Magic Kingdom early so we can get to our reservation on time?

For what it's worth, we're staying offsite. So, we won't be able to take advantage of extra magic hours if they're offered that day.

Thanks.
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Resort Pool Movie

Fri, 2017-05-19 23:14
:) Is there a way to see what movies will be shown for pool movie night before you leave home?
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Resort Pool Movie

Fri, 2017-05-19 23:14
:) Is there a way to see what movies will be shown for pool movie night before you leave home?
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Magic Bands

Fri, 2017-05-19 21:58
It is possible to change the band once you have ordered it? for example can my kids swap colors? Suddenly my youngest son HATES the color we ordered for him. :confused:
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Magic Bands

Fri, 2017-05-19 21:58
It is possible to change the band once you have ordered it? for example can my kids swap colors? Suddenly my youngest son HATES the color we ordered for him. :confused:
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Disney Visa Card Discount?

Fri, 2017-05-19 21:38
Is there a Disney Visa card discount for the MNSSHP? I haven't found one but wanted to check before buying my tickets.
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Disney Visa Card Discount?

Fri, 2017-05-19 21:38
Is there a Disney Visa card discount for the MNSSHP? I haven't found one but wanted to check before buying my tickets.
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I know it's early but....

Fri, 2017-05-19 17:14
I have been checking the TA Park Hours listings and have some comments...not really questions because of the time until my end of November visit.

NOTE: (Tentative September thru December hours have been released)

Rivers of Light is not scheduled past August
Tree of Life Awakenings is not listed at all
Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular is not listed past September

The only parade listed for MK is the 3:00 parade - Festival of Fantasy

Now, a couple actual questions:

Has the new Happily Ever After show replaced the castle light show (I don't recall the name of the show)?

Is the "Ice Castle" returning this Christmas season?

Again, I know this may be 'jumping the gun' right now, but my time for selecting ADRs comes up in less than 2 weeks (June 2nd)...
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I know it's early but....

Fri, 2017-05-19 17:14
I have been checking the TA Park Hours listings and have some comments...not really questions because of the time until my end of November visit.

NOTE: (Tentative September thru December hours have been released)

Rivers of Light is not scheduled past August
Tree of Life Awakenings is not listed at all
Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular is not listed past September

The only parade listed for MK is the 3:00 parade - Festival of Fantasy

Now, a couple actual questions:

Has the new Happily Ever After show replaced the castle light show (I don't recall the name of the show)?

Is the "Ice Castle" returning this Christmas season?

Again, I know this may be 'jumping the gun' right now, but my time for selecting ADRs comes up in less than 2 weeks (June 2nd)...
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Disney Partners with LulaRoe Clothing

Fri, 2017-05-19 13:50
So they made the announcement last night that there will be a 2 year agreement between Disney and Lularoe to carry prints with Disney themes and characters. I'm really excited although worried about my pocketbook as I already have quite the Disney and LLR obsession!
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Disney Partners with LulaRoe Clothing

Fri, 2017-05-19 13:50
So they made the announcement last night that there will be a 2 year agreement between Disney and Lularoe to carry prints with Disney themes and characters. I'm really excited although worried about my pocketbook as I already have quite the Disney and LLR obsession!
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Why May is the BEST month to go (really!!)

Fri, 2017-05-19 13:43
Okay, we've decided that for practical reasons the only month we can go is May (daughter on college break etc). After reading the answers to my last post I'm really quite discouraged -and some touring plan site listed "weekends" in May among the absolute WORST times to go. So I need a pep squad! Tell me all the reasons that May IS good, and barring that, give me your best May-time advice on how to handle the stuff that is not-so-good. At least half our trip is at Universal where we will have unlimited express passes, so that will help there. (and they didn't say - but why are May weekends so bad? Is that really a super crowded time?) :mickey: Edited to add - we COULD do the last week of March, but I'm assuming Spring Break crowds are even worse than May?
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Why May is the BEST month to go (really!!)

Fri, 2017-05-19 13:43
Okay, we've decided that for practical reasons the only month we can go is May (daughter on college break etc). After reading the answers to my last post I'm really quite discouraged -and some touring plan site listed "weekends" in May among the absolute WORST times to go. So I need a pep squad! Tell me all the reasons that May IS good, and barring that, give me your best May-time advice on how to handle the stuff that is not-so-good. At least half our trip is at Universal where we will have unlimited express passes, so that will help there. (and they didn't say - but why are May weekends so bad? Is that really a super crowded time?) :mickey: Edited to add - we COULD do the last week of March, but I'm assuming Spring Break crowds are even worse than May?
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