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Brunch Available Cali Grill

Mon, 2017-07-24 18:37
Just FYI I cancelled Brunch for 2 on Sept 17th today about 11:35am and Cali Grill. Just in case anyone wants to grab it.
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Episode 100 - The D23 Extravaganza

Mon, 2017-07-24 02:20
The Cast: Carolyn Pongracz, Justin McCarthy, Cindy Jachrimo, Jason Kauffman & John Yaglenski*- It's episode 100 and D23 had major announcements

- Tron Attraction coming to Magic Kingdom
- Speedway is Staying
- New Theater and Main Street USA Expansion
- Curtain Call for the Great Movie Ride, New Attraction in Chinese Theater
- Toy Story Land Opening Date
- Star Wars Land, Sponsored by Samsung?
- Star Wars Hotel is coming, must be booked like a cruise
- 15th DVC Resort, being built on current Caribbean Beach Resort land
- The Gondolas are confirmed, will be called the Skyliner
- Minnie Vans are coming
- Ratatouille is coming to Epcot
- China getting first ever seamless 360 film
- Mission: Space is getting 2 separate missions and a immersive restaurant
- Most new attractions opening 2021, why is it taking so long?
- Ellen is out, Guardians of the Galaxy is In
- What does the new Epcot Concept art mean?
- Thrills Rides vs Dark Rides, is there a good mix?
- Mobile Ordering has expanded
- The Shaman was in the Garage
- Pixar Pier is coming, Pixar Fest too
- Paint the Night is staying at Disneyland Resort
- New Halloween in CarsLand
- More Nostalgia for Fans of Disney Park Heritage
- Disney Cruise Line is Expanding to 7 Ships
- Re-Imagined Disneyland Paris Hotel
- The Return of Take it Or Leave It
- ICOT20, join the Roll Call

*****
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Episode 100 - The D23 Extravaganza

Mon, 2017-07-24 02:20
The Cast: Carolyn Pongracz, Justin McCarthy, Cindy Jachrimo, Jason Kauffman & John Yaglenski*- It's episode 100 and D23 had major announcements

- Tron Attraction coming to Magic Kingdom
- Speedway is Staying
- New Theater and Main Street USA Expansion
- Curtain Call for the Great Movie Ride, New Attraction in Chinese Theater
- Toy Story Land Opening Date
- Star Wars Land, Sponsored by Samsung?
- Star Wars Hotel is coming, must be booked like a cruise
- 15th DVC Resort, being built on current Caribbean Beach Resort land
- The Gondolas are confirmed, will be called the Skyliner
- Minnie Vans are coming
- Ratatouille is coming to Epcot
- China getting first ever seamless 360 film
- Mission: Space is getting 2 separate missions and a immersive restaurant
- Most new attractions opening 2021, why is it taking so long?
- Ellen is out, Guardians of the Galaxy is In
- What does the new Epcot Concept art mean?
- Thrills Rides vs Dark Rides, is there a good mix?
- Mobile Ordering has expanded
- The Shaman was in the Garage
- Pixar Pier is coming, Pixar Fest too
- Paint the Night is staying at Disneyland Resort
- New Halloween in CarsLand
- More Nostalgia for Fans of Disney Park Heritage
- Disney Cruise Line is Expanding to 7 Ships
- Re-Imagined Disneyland Paris Hotel
- The Return of Take it Or Leave It
- ICOT20, join the Roll Call

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

>> LISTEN, DOWNLOAD, LOVE, SHARE!

or grab it on iTunes, Android Play or your favorite podcast app!
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Blackberry Mickey Beignets Welcome Fantasmic! Back to Rivers of America at Disneyland

Sun, 2017-07-23 22:08
The Mint Julep Bar in New Orleans Square has added a special treat to celebrate the return of Fantasmic! to the Rivers of America--Blackberry Mickey Beignets



This sweet sorcery is priced at $4.49 for 3 or $7.49 for 6. Attached Images  
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Blackberry Mickey Beignets Welcome Fantasmic! Back to Rivers of America at Disneyland

Sun, 2017-07-23 22:08
The Mint Julep Bar in New Orleans Square has added a special treat to celebrate the return of Fantasmic! to the Rivers of America--Blackberry Mickey Beignets



This sweet sorcery is priced at $4.49 for 3 or $7.49 for 6. Attached Images  
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New Classification System for Walt Disney World Hotels?

Sun, 2017-07-23 22:04
Quote: Originally Posted by Anthony007 in "Disney 360 Vacation: New Immersive Entertainment Program at Walt Disney World" Huh? There will still need to be cheaper hotels and expensive hotels, no one is going to pay Poly prices for ASM.

Are they just changing the categories? Rumor is that hotels will be classified based on location. MK area, Epcot area, Disney Springs area, etc.

Obviously there will be different pricing depending on the resort amenities and room sizes.

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Fast pass

Sun, 2017-07-23 19:15
Anyone know if they flip availability at midnight?
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Fast pass

Sun, 2017-07-23 19:15
Anyone know if they flip availability at midnight?
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All Star Resorts

Sun, 2017-07-23 17:43
The last time we stayed at the All Stars, buses stopped at each resort unless they were full. If we take a bus from Sports to Music, is there a way to get back to Sports besides taking a long bus ride?
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All Star Resorts

Sun, 2017-07-23 17:43
The last time we stayed at the All Stars, buses stopped at each resort unless they were full. If we take a bus from Sports to Music, is there a way to get back to Sports besides taking a long bus ride?
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Early Morning ME

Sun, 2017-07-23 14:29
Our return flight for our Sept trip is a 7:01am Jet Blue flight. I am wondering if we will we be able to use Magical Express Back to the airport, I believe that would be a 4am Pickup time at SSR as I think pickup is usually 3 hours before your flight. :sleepin:

Does Magical Express run that early in the Morning or do I need to find alternate Transportation to the airport for our Return flight??:bus:
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Early Morning ME

Sun, 2017-07-23 14:29
Our return flight for our Sept trip is a 7:01am Jet Blue flight. I am wondering if we will we be able to use Magical Express Back to the airport, I believe that would be a 4am Pickup time at SSR as I think pickup is usually 3 hours before your flight. :sleepin:

Does Magical Express run that early in the Morning or do I need to find alternate Transportation to the airport for our Return flight??:bus:
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Hakuna Matata Family Trip Day 1-2

Sun, 2017-07-23 03:11
Dad, Mom, 3 Boys ages 15, 13, 11
Split stay- BLT for 1st night, Poly studio for 1 week and Grand Floridian Studio for week 2

We left home at 3am and drove straight through to Bay Lake Tower for a one night stay stopping only for breakfast, lunch, and gas. There was no traffic until we hit Florida. After 16 hours we arrived. We grabbed dinner at Contempo Cafe and watched Happily Ever After from our balcony. A magical start to our trip.

We woke up after a great night’s sleep. We drove to the Poly to check in. We were helped by David who was great! Our room was not ready but he assured us that it was a great room. We went upstairs to Kona for our ADR at 9am. We checked in at 8:40 and were seated right away. Pressed pot coffee, Tonga toast for some, omelets for others. After breakfast, we took the monorail to the Magic Kingdom. I loved the security at the hotel before boarding the monorail. When we got to the Magic Kingdom we tapped our bands and started the fun.

We headed to Haunted Mansion. It was listed at 25 minutes but the wait was really under 10 minutes. After a picture in front of the mansion (the hearst was missing - cast member said being repaired), we caught the start of Great Moments in History. It was the Declaration of Independence version which I loved. We went over to Pirates next. It was practically walk on even though it was listed at 15 minutes. Next we waited for Jungle Cruise (about a 30 minute wait). Our skipper, Courtney, was very interactive and had some jokes we had not heard - the baby elephants were bathing under a full moon. Unfortunately, our party was the only one laughing and I laughed harder because I felt bad for our skipper. Next we waited for Tiki’s. The show is growing on me. I still miss Yago.

We were not having dinner until late (Luau 8:15 show), so we split two burgers and nachos at Peco’s Bill. After refueling, we headed into Country Bears which was starting as we got there. There was some delay in starting and the cast member Jules told great jokes and generally was entertaining. The show started and we had a great time. When it was over, people were slow to exit and we realized that it was raining hard outside. We hung back because they weren’t making us leave. We stayed for the next show and Jules told more jokes as the new guests got settled. While we were in Country Bears, we got notification that our room was ready. We were given 3015 which was the first room we had stayed in for one night and the reason we bought Poly DVC points. It was raining a little when we finally left so we headed down to Splash to use our fast pass before it closed due to the approaching storm. It was too late - Splash was closed. We got a general fast pass that could be used for almost any attraction. We headed to the Frontier Shooting Gallery and had a lot of fun. After a quick discussion, we headed to Space Mountain to use our modified Splash fast pass. We went to the right and there was little wait. When we were finished, we decided to use our 2pm Big Thunder Mountain fast pass to ride Space Mountain a second time because that was still closed too. After that, we rode Space with our original fastpass at about 3:05.

As we were walking out to grab the boat back to the Poly, we watched the Festival of Fantasy parade which memorized all of us. We just missed the boat but that gave us the opportunity to speak with one of the security cast members working on the dock. They screen guests as they get off the boats. She was quite friendly and the time passed quickly. Our boat arrived and we headed home. We unpacked the car and got our groceries and electronics that we had checked from bell services. We went for a quick swim and then got ready for the Luau.

After checking in in the lobby, we had our picture taken in front of the lobby statue. We headed to the Luau. The meal was delicious and the show was entertaining. Our server didn’t mind bringing my middle son lots of pizza and corn dogs (he is really picky and didn’t care for any of the food offered to adults). The fire dancer was the highlight and we left smiling and happy. A short walk back to our room. We called for a 6am wake up call to be ready for Extra Magic Hours at DHS in the morning. All in all, a day that didn’t go as planned but magical and memorable!
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Hakuna Matata Family Trip Day 1-2

Sun, 2017-07-23 03:11
Dad, Mom, 3 Boys ages 15, 13, 11
Split stay- BLT for 1st night, Poly studio for 1 week and Grand Floridian Studio for week 2

We left home at 3am and drove straight through to Bay Lake Tower for a one night stay stopping only for breakfast, lunch, and gas. There was no traffic until we hit Florida. After 16 hours we arrived. We grabbed dinner at Contempo Cafe and watched Happily Ever After from our balcony. A magical start to our trip.

We woke up after a great night’s sleep. We drove to the Poly to check in. We were helped by David who was great! Our room was not ready but he assured us that it was a great room. We went upstairs to Kona for our ADR at 9am. We checked in at 8:40 and were seated right away. Pressed pot coffee, Tonga toast for some, omelets for others. After breakfast, we took the monorail to the Magic Kingdom. I loved the security at the hotel before boarding the monorail. When we got to the Magic Kingdom we tapped our bands and started the fun.

We headed to Haunted Mansion. It was listed at 25 minutes but the wait was really under 10 minutes. After a picture in front of the mansion (the hearst was missing - cast member said being repaired), we caught the start of Great Moments in History. It was the Declaration of Independence version which I loved. We went over to Pirates next. It was practically walk on even though it was listed at 15 minutes. Next we waited for Jungle Cruise (about a 30 minute wait). Our skipper, Courtney, was very interactive and had some jokes we had not heard - the baby elephants were bathing under a full moon. Unfortunately, our party was the only one laughing and I laughed harder because I felt bad for our skipper. Next we waited for Tiki’s. The show is growing on me. I still miss Yago.

We were not having dinner until late (Luau 8:15 show), so we split two burgers and nachos at Peco’s Bill. After refueling, we headed into Country Bears which was starting as we got there. There was some delay in starting and the cast member Jules told great jokes and generally was entertaining. The show started and we had a great time. When it was over, people were slow to exit and we realized that it was raining hard outside. We hung back because they weren’t making us leave. We stayed for the next show and Jules told more jokes as the new guests got settled. While we were in Country Bears, we got notification that our room was ready. We were given 3015 which was the first room we had stayed in for one night and the reason we bought Poly DVC points. It was raining a little when we finally left so we headed down to Splash to use our fast pass before it closed due to the approaching storm. It was too late - Splash was closed. We got a general fast pass that could be used for almost any attraction. We headed to the Frontier Shooting Gallery and had a lot of fun. After a quick discussion, we headed to Space Mountain to use our modified Splash fast pass. We went to the right and there was little wait. When we were finished, we decided to use our 2pm Big Thunder Mountain fast pass to ride Space Mountain a second time because that was still closed too. After that, we rode Space with our original fastpass at about 3:05.

As we were walking out to grab the boat back to the Poly, we watched the Festival of Fantasy parade which memorized all of us. We just missed the boat but that gave us the opportunity to speak with one of the security cast members working on the dock. They screen guests as they get off the boats. She was quite friendly and the time passed quickly. Our boat arrived and we headed home. We unpacked the car and got our groceries and electronics that we had checked from bell services. We went for a quick swim and then got ready for the Luau.

After checking in in the lobby, we had our picture taken in front of the lobby statue. We headed to the Luau. The meal was delicious and the show was entertaining. Our server didn’t mind bringing my middle son lots of pizza and corn dogs (he is really picky and didn’t care for any of the food offered to adults). The fire dancer was the highlight and we left smiling and happy. A short walk back to our room. We called for a 6am wake up call to be ready for Extra Magic Hours at DHS in the morning. All in all, a day that didn’t go as planned but magical and memorable!
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Waiting in lines with a Toddler....

Sat, 2017-07-22 13:09
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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Waiting in lines with a Toddler....

Sat, 2017-07-22 13:09
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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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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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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