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Disney's Hollywood Studios Announces Flurry of Fun as New Holiday Event for 2017

Fri, 2017-09-15 01:04
Disney's Hollywood Studios Has Announced Additional Features to join the returning Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM and the new Sunset Seasons Greetings to comprise a new "Flurry of Fun" event:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
This season, you’ll also notice enhanced holiday decor around Echo Lake at the park. Colorful garlands and a giant Christmas tree centered on the water will make Echo Lake the merriest of places this holiday season. Even its famous Dinosaur will be dressed for the occasion with a dino-Santa hat.

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Santa Claus will return to the Once Upon a Time shop on November 9 through December 24 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios as well. Santa Goofy will step in after Old Saint Nick he returns to the North Pole December 25 – 31.
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Slinky Dog is Ready for His Close-Up In Latest Glimpse at New Coaster

Fri, 2017-09-15 00:45
Disney's Hollywood Studios is giving its first close-up glimpse of the new Slinky Dog Coaster Train:

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Slinky Dog is Ready for His Close-Up In Latest Glimpse at New Coaster

Fri, 2017-09-15 00:45
Disney's Hollywood Studios is giving its first close-up glimpse of the new Slinky Dog Coaster Train:

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Get Ready for Car-stumes in Carsland During 2017 Halloweentime!

Fri, 2017-09-15 00:36
Disney California Adventure has announced another feature of their 2017 Haul-O-Ween event:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... The residents of Radiator Springs are getting into the {Halloween} spirit, decorating each of their establishments and even donning their own car-stumes!

Lightning McQueen is already a super hero to race fans, and his car-stume reflects that. Here he is next to the scare-car which makes its Haul-O-Ween debut this year.

Mater may not have a trunk, but that won’t stop him from trunk-or-treating in his vampire costume.

Come see these and more “Cars” characters in their car-stumes during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, September 15 through October 31!


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Get Ready for Car-stumes in Carsland During 2017 Halloweentime!

Fri, 2017-09-15 00:36
Disney California Adventure has announced another feature of their 2017 Haul-O-Ween event:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... The residents of Radiator Springs are getting into the {Halloween} spirit, decorating each of their establishments and even donning their own car-stumes!

Lightning McQueen is already a super hero to race fans, and his car-stume reflects that. Here he is next to the scare-car which makes its Haul-O-Ween debut this year.

Mater may not have a trunk, but that won’t stop him from trunk-or-treating in his vampire costume.

Come see these and more “Cars” characters in their car-stumes during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, September 15 through October 31!


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laundry soap pods

Thu, 2017-09-14 20:26
Can you take it on the plane?
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laundry soap pods

Thu, 2017-09-14 20:26
Can you take it on the plane?
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Disney After Hours Event 2018

Thu, 2017-09-14 19:44
Disney After Hours will be returning for 2018. This was one of the best events we've ever gone to and would do it again in a heart beat. Unfortunately, we miss it by a week :(


Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts ... If you’re new to Disney After Hours, an event night is limited to a small number of guests, allowing attendees to maximize their time in the park with little to no wait at 25 attractions and experiences, like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid, Space Mountain and many more. The Disney After Hours ticket allows park entry as early as 7 p.m., which gives attendees time to enjoy the park’s nightly “Happily Ever After” fireworks, and then remain in the park until 11 p.m. and some nights to 12:00 a.m.

Disney After Hours event nights are currently set for January 19, 26, and 30, February 8 and 15, March 1 and 8. (Please note that Disney After Hours does not replace Extra Magic Hours (EMH) for our resort guests and are instead held on non-EMH dates.) Advance pricing costs $119, plus tax for adults and children (ages 3-9). For those who wish to purchase their tickets on the day of the event it will cost $124 per adult or child, plus tax. Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members can take advantage of specially priced tickets for just $89 per adult or child, plus tax. Tickets for Disney After Hours can be purchased here or by calling (407) 827-7185
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Disney After Hours Event 2018

Thu, 2017-09-14 19:44
Disney After Hours will be returning for 2018. This was one of the best events we've ever gone to and would do it again in a heart beat. Unfortunately, we miss it by a week :(

From the DPBlog
Quote: If you’re new to Disney After Hours, an event night is limited to a small number of guests, allowing attendees to maximize their time in the park with little to no wait at 25 attractions and experiences, like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid, Space Mountain and many more. The Disney After Hours ticket allows park entry as early as 7 p.m., which gives attendees time to enjoy the park’s nightly “Happily Ever After” fireworks, and then remain in the park until 11 p.m. and some nights to 12:00 a.m.

Disney After Hours event nights are currently set for January 19, 26, and 30, February 8 and 15, March 1 and 8. (Please note that Disney After Hours does not replace Extra Magic Hours (EMH) for our resort guests and are instead held on non-EMH dates.) Advance pricing costs $119, plus tax for adults and children (ages 3-9). For those who wish to purchase their tickets on the day of the event it will cost $124 per adult or child, plus tax. Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members can take advantage of specially priced tickets for just $89 per adult or child, plus tax. Tickets for Disney After Hours can be purchased here or by calling (407) 827-7185
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Post Irma Semi Live Trip Report Days 1 and 2(A)

Thu, 2017-09-14 18:05
Howdy folks, we got our power back aroun 10pm Tuesday so we proceeded with our plans to drive to WDW on Wednesday the 13th (yesterday.). We made sure we had a full tank of gas and left at 5:30am. We did pretty well with just heavy traffic for most of the drive but 75 south between Gainesville and Ocala was a total standstill and tacked almost 2.5 hours to our overall drive. We never let ourselves get below 1/2 a tank and stopped at exits in smaller less populated areas and had no problem with gas. We did see stations around Ocala with very very long lines and the locals have said gas right around here is a little tricky as well.

Well pulled into the Wilderness Lodge at 2:45, pretty tired and relieved to be done with the drive. We had asked for a King bed and a higher floor (we never get the king) but low ad behold king room 6037 (very nice courtyard and Gyser view.). We grabbed lunch at the recently remodeled Roaring Fork and started to realize how empty the resort felt. I just chalked it up to everyone being in the parks. We dumped our stuff in the room and headed to the new quiet pool which is very nice, we even snagged a shaded cabana. There were a total of 8 people at the whole pool. We spent about two hours decompressing (drinking) and just being happy to be here.

We went back to the room and showered, unpacked and ended up Ubering over to the Beach Club at 6:45. We walked around a bit both inside and outside since DH hadn't ever been there. Once again it was kind of like walking around an oddly deserted island. We had 8pm ADRs for Cape May cafe but you could have walked in at any point.

It was my first time here in maybe 25 years and we enjoyed it. Stuffed ourselves silly with crab legs :). We finished right about 9pm and caught the very end of the fireworks from both Epcot and the Studios. We ubered back to WL in time to catch the tail end of the Electrical Water Pagent which was viewable from our room. We slept hard. Like don't even remember going to bed and then waking up to the 7am alarm I set as a fluke.

I was confused when the alarm went off today and coulnd't believe we slept til 7 (that never happens.). I turned on the tv which you know comes up to the Disney schedule thing and right before I changed the channel I saw it was a EMH at Epcot. We were planning on spending the morning there and I always avoid EMH parks so I don't know if I got confused or they swapped things around after the storm. It ended up working out great though because we pulled into the parking lot right at 8am and there wasn't anyone else there. I mean no one. We rode Soarin twice, The Land, The Seas, Imagination, Test Track, Mission Space (both sides), Frozen and Mexico all before 12:30pm with no fast passes needed. We walked on everything except Frozen where we waited all of 10 mins. We grabbed some lunch at the outside Cantina in Mexico and then headed back to WL for some AC and now we are headed to the pool. Since I didn't need any of our FP this am I changed them to this evening at AK where we have dinner ADRs. More later!
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Can I order off the kids menu at Be Our Guest?

Thu, 2017-09-14 12:20
I have reservation at Be Our Guest for our upcoming trip. We have the option of pre-ordering our meal prior to arrival. There will be 5 adults but all of the entrees are too much for me unless I split something with someone else.

My question is: Can I order off the kids menu?
Thanks!
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Dining at the BW area-Disney Rewards Cardmembers...

Thu, 2017-09-14 11:18
Just received my Disney Rewards Insider magazine for Fall 2017 and was reading the article regarding Signature Dining at WDW resorts. The article stated that Flying Fish at BW will have a Secret Menu from Oct. 1 - Dec. 23, 2017....did not state what it would be and I didn't see anything online regarding this.

Also, Yachtsman Steakhouse states for a limited time Disney Reward Cardmembers will receive dining savings including the secret menu.....another secret menu?

:secret:
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Refill mugs

Thu, 2017-09-14 02:11
Does anyone know what drinks are at the refill station at Pop Century? I'm wondering if they have something other than soda.


Thanks
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What are you surprised that Disney doesn't do as well as it should?

Wed, 2017-09-13 20:51
Disney is a huge, successful entertainment company that leads various industries in a number of ways. With its size, there are things I would expect to get lost, or at least things that would be frustrating. But occasionally I am surprised at how poorly certain things turn out.

I'm not meaning for this do become a gripe session, and I'm not referring to the occasional customer service gaffe. I'm referring to constant issues in a certain area. Maybe it's by design, maybe it's poor design.

Here's what made me ask:

For years, we have collected Disney Christmas Ornaments. We have an 8 ft tree that is completely covered with ornaments from Disney animated films (we don't count things like Star Wars/Marvel/Pirates/etc). So, when we go to Disney World each year, we buy an ornament with the year on it, and we look for any characters we might be missing. Currently, it's Moana. We need a Moana ornament. Moana came out...oh, I don't know...TEN MONTHS ago. Sure, there was some Moana merchandise out in the parks and stores around the time of release, but there are still no ornaments. They will come, sure, but now the love has died down. Had they had ornaments (and other merchandise) out when the movie was released, last holiday season, they would have sold a lot more than they will now. This is a recurring pattern. It seems to take them a year to get certain things out. I remember months and months after Big Hero 6 came out that we wanted some general merchandise, and there was NOTHING. No action figures, no pins, no shirts, NOTHING. I know it wasn't a huge hit, but c'mon! It took a long time for stuffed animals, pins, meet 'n' greets, etc to get on track.

I don't know, with as long a lead time as they have for these movies in the pipeline, I would think that certain merchandising efforts would better sync up with the movie's release.
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Reviews for Spirit of Aloha

Wed, 2017-09-13 19:41
My daughter wants to do the Luau at the Poly. Reviews please:blush:
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ICOT 20 Tee Now Available!

Wed, 2017-09-13 15:33
The INTERCOT 20th Anniversary Tee is now available in the INTERCOT Shop for only $20! This heathered, super soft, distressed tee will turn heads in the park and quickly become your go to shirt! 4 different colors, 3 different styles! Order now to have in time for the INTERCOT 20 Celebration at Walt Disney World, October 13-15.

http://www.intercot.com/shop/apparel/ICOT20.asp



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Where is everyone staying?

Wed, 2017-09-13 00:18
So now that we are LESS THAN 30 DAYS AWAY, where is everyone staying?
Dawn and I are staying with our DVC at Old Key West.
ICOT 20 is just about here and I, for one, cannot wait. Hope to meet all of you who I haven't met yet!!
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Where is everyone staying?

Wed, 2017-09-13 00:18
So now that we are LESS THAN 30 DAYS AWAY, where is everyone staying?
Dawn and I are staying with our DVC at Old Key West.
ICOT 20 is just about here and I, for one, cannot wait. Hope to meet all of you who I haven't met yet!!
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Drumroll Please .......

Wed, 2017-09-13 00:12
:drum:.......


On behalf of the Master Control Program:

You asked for them - just in time for our 20th birthday in October - The ICOT 20 T:



Available for purchase this week, mens and womens styles, 4 heathered colors (royal, indigo, envy and charcoal), super soft shirts.

Details to purchase coming soon .... Attached Images  
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Drumroll Please .......

Wed, 2017-09-13 00:12
:drum:.......


On behalf of the Master Control Program:

You asked for them - just in time for our 20th birthday in October - The ICOT 20 T:



Available for purchase this week, mens and womens styles, 4 heathered colors (royal, indigo, envy and charcoal), super soft shirts.

Details to purchase coming soon .... Attached Images  
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