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Movies, Sports, or Shades?

Thu, 2018-02-08 20:54
Hi all! We are currently booked for end of May at the Polynesian on rented DVC points. The friend that I rent points from only had enough points left for this user year to book 5 nights for me. She didn't want to borrow from next year, as they will need those points for themselves. Completely understandable!

I want to add an additional 3 nights onto the front of the trip. Looking for an inexpensive place to stay for those nights. We have stayed at all levels (almost every resort on property), but it's been years since we stayed at a value resort. It will be myself and 3 teens, 17, 17, 15.

This is what I am considering based on what is available with the military discount. Actually I already booked Sports, but am fine with changing if I need to.

All Star Sports $152 per night
All Star Moives $152 per night
Shades of Green $155 per night

I also priced the moderate resorts and Caribbean Beach is only $50 more per night. Its our favorite moderate, but with the construction I just don't know.


We have stayed at all 3, but not in many, many years. Looking for advice and recent experiences at these resorts. Or should I splurge to avoid the values? Other suggestions? Thanks!

Edit to ask, which of these resorts has had the most recent update in rooms?
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Dinner Shows

Thu, 2018-02-08 19:34
We will be at the parks for Mothers day this year. My mother wants to attend a special dinner show. Its a toss up between the Luao at The Polly or the Hoop-Dee-Do at Fort Wilderness. All the review I have found for both venues cancel each other out. I trust in my Intercot Family....so what are your suggestions? Do you know of anything else that may be done special for mothers day?
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Dinner Shows

Thu, 2018-02-08 19:34
We will be at the parks for Mothers day this year. My mother wants to attend a special dinner show. Its a toss up between the Luao at The Polly or the Hoop-Dee-Do at Fort Wilderness. All the review I have found for both venues cancel each other out. I trust in my Intercot Family....so what are your suggestions? Do you know of anything else that may be done special for mothers day?
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Feb 2018 Rumors

Thu, 2018-02-08 17:46
I haven't seen a good rumor thread running in a while so I thought I would start one. Below are the Rumors that I have heard recently:

1. The main street theater project has been canceled, and the funds that were allocated for it are going to be used to purchase new Monorails -- I like this if it is true the current monorails have been in service as long as or longer than the original WDW monorails and based on some youtube videos I have seen lately they are in tough shape.
2. Coco will replace the Three Caballeros in the Mexican pavilion -- I don't think they could possibly do worse than what they currently have so, yeah?!?!
3. A Mary Poppins attraction is going to be built in the UK pavilion -- I don't think there is a lot of space there, so I wonder where they are planning on putting it. However I like the idea of something more than just shops and live bands in that pavilion.
4. Tomorrowland speedway is going to get electric cars, and it will be rethemed to Tron to match the roller coaster they are building next to it. -- I think the electric cars is likely, but I do not see how a Tron theming would work in the bright Florida sun.

So has anyone heard anything else? Or has anyone see confirmation of these?
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Feb 2018 Rumors

Thu, 2018-02-08 17:46
I haven't seen a good rumor thread running in a while so I thought I would start one. Below are the Rumors that I have heard recently:

1. The main street theater project has been canceled, and the funds that were allocated for it are going to be used to purchase new Monorails -- I like this if it is true the current monorails have been in service as long as or longer than the original WDW monorails and based on some youtube videos I have seen lately they are in tough shape.
2. Coco will replace the Three Caballeros in the Mexican pavilion -- I don't think they could possibly do worse than what they currently have so, yeah?!?!
3. A Mary Poppins attraction is going to be built in the UK pavilion -- I don't think there is a lot of space there, so I wonder where they are planning on putting it. However I like the idea of something more than just shops and live bands in that pavilion.
4. Tomorrowland speedway is going to get electric cars, and it will be rethemed to Tron to match the roller coaster they are building next to it. -- I think the electric cars is likely, but I do not see how a Tron theming would work in the bright Florida sun.

So has anyone heard anything else? Or has anyone see confirmation of these?
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Lovely Animal Kingdom Day

Thu, 2018-02-08 16:40
After many below average temperatures during the month of January, we are now experiencing above normal temperatures. Yesterday went into the 80s which made it a lovely day to visit Animal Kingdom.

I was able to get a fastpass to the Safari ride but not until late in the afteroon. We left the park earlier than our fastpass time would roll around so did not get to ride this at all on this day.

We got a big of a late start so got into the park with only 20 minutes or so to go for our Expedition Everest fastpass. I tried to move the time around but no additional fastasses were available for the day. Therefore, we headed directly there once we got through the gate though we did stop for a couple of minutes to see DeVine who was out along our route.

We needed have worried about missing our Fastpass time as the standby line was listed as 5 minutes when we arrived at Everest. I guess everyone was over in Pandora as the waits for the two rides there were more than 2 hours from early in the day. If one did the standby line for each of these two lines, one could spent the whole day in Animal Kingdom and only ride these 2 lines!!

When we exited Everest, we were hungry so stopped for a pleasant breakfast at Yak & Yeti. With tummies full, we headed over to ride Dinosaur on a fastpass. We hadn't been on this ride for quite some time - since before it's last refurb so did notice some differences in the ride.

We wandered over to Pandora - not to ride either of the rides - way too long for me but I wanted to see the shop, Windtraders as we had never been in there. As we left, I noted that The Lion King was going to start in 15 minutes so we headed there and were seated just before the show began. Good, as always.

After checking out the gorillas at the Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail, we headed towards Asia to walk the Maharajah Jungle Trek. Along the way, we stopped at Thirsty River Bar & Trek for a drink which we took into the Rivers of Light Stadium to sit and relax for a bit.

While we were able to see the male tiger during our jungle trek, we discovered the mom and babies had gone inside just 20 minutes before our arrival so did not get to see them.

We decided we were now hungry so made our way over to Flame Tree BBQ for a late lunch. While there, we saw a couple of very beautiful herons hanging out around the dining tables.

After lunch, we wandered through a few shops as we make our way to the exit and back home again.
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Lovely Animal Kingdom Day

Thu, 2018-02-08 16:40
After many below average temperatures during the month of January, we are now experiencing above normal temperatures. Yesterday went into the 80s which made it a lovely day to visit Animal Kingdom.

I was able to get a fastpass to the Safari ride but not until late in the afteroon. We left the park earlier than our fastpass time would roll around so did not get to ride this at all on this day.

We got a big of a late start so got into the park with only 20 minutes or so to go for our Expedition Everest fastpass. I tried to move the time around but no additional fastasses were available for the day. Therefore, we headed directly there once we got through the gate though we did stop for a couple of minutes to see DeVine who was out along our route.

We needed have worried about missing our Fastpass time as the standby line was listed as 5 minutes when we arrived at Everest. I guess everyone was over in Pandora as the waits for the two rides there were more than 2 hours from early in the day. If one did the standby line for each of these two lines, one could spent the whole day in Animal Kingdom and only ride these 2 lines!!

When we exited Everest, we were hungry so stopped for a pleasant breakfast at Yak & Yeti. With tummies full, we headed over to ride Dinosaur on a fastpass. We hadn't been on this ride for quite some time - since before it's last refurb so did notice some differences in the ride.

We wandered over to Pandora - not to ride either of the rides - way too long for me but I wanted to see the shop, Windtraders as we had never been in there. As we left, I noted that The Lion King was going to start in 15 minutes so we headed there and were seated just before the show began. Good, as always.

After checking out the gorillas at the Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail, we headed towards Asia to walk the Maharajah Jungle Trek. Along the way, we stopped at Thirsty River Bar & Trek for a drink which we took into the Rivers of Light Stadium to sit and relax for a bit.

While we were able to see the male tiger during our jungle trek, we discovered the mom and babies had gone inside just 20 minutes before our arrival so did not get to see them.

We decided we were now hungry so made our way over to Flame Tree BBQ for a late lunch. While there, we saw a couple of very beautiful herons hanging out around the dining tables.

After lunch, we wandered through a few shops as we make our way to the exit and back home again.
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Laundry-How much has doing it at the resorts changed in 7 years?

Thu, 2018-02-08 03:46
Doing the math, it has been 7 years since I have done laundry at the resorts. It seems like most everything else has changed about staying on-property, so figured laundry has also. Can you still pay with quarters? Or, do you have to use your wristband? :laundry2:
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Laundry-How much has doing it at the resorts changed in 7 years?

Thu, 2018-02-08 03:46
Doing the math, it has been 7 years since I have done laundry at the resorts. It seems like most everything else has changed about staying on-property, so figured laundry has also. Can you still pay with quarters? Or, do you have to use your wristband? :laundry2:
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First Look at Alien Swirling Saucers attraction in Toy Story Land

Thu, 2018-02-08 00:34
Disney Parks & Resorts is giving a first look at the Alien Swirling Saucers attraction in Toy Story Land:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... Our guests will get to play big in Andy’s backyard and also get to ride big on two family-friendly attractions planned for the new land and one popular fan favorite.

Here’s a first glimpse at the latest artwork for one of them – Alien Swirling Saucers.



Once the aliens have powered up their flying saucers, you’ll get to climb into a toy rocket and hang on as aliens lead the way on an interstellar romp set to an out-of-this-world beat. And if you’re really lucky, you just might get “chosen” by the claw! As speculated, the attraction appears to be a re-themed version of Mater's Junkyard Jamboree from Disney California Adventure. Attached Images  
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First Look at Alien Swirling Saucers attraction in Toy Story Land

Thu, 2018-02-08 00:34
Disney Parks & Resorts is giving a first look at the Alien Swirling Saucers attraction in Toy Story Land:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... Our guests will get to play big in Andy’s backyard and also get to ride big on two family-friendly attractions planned for the new land and one popular fan favorite.

Here’s a first glimpse at the latest artwork for one of them – Alien Swirling Saucers.Attachment 4528

Once the aliens have powered up their flying saucers, you’ll get to climb into a toy rocket and hang on as aliens lead the way on an interstellar romp set to an out-of-this-world beat. And if you’re really lucky, you just might get “chosen” by the claw! As speculated, the attraction appears to be a re-themed version of Mater's Junkyard Jamboree from Disney California Adventure.
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Caribbean Beach Resort

Wed, 2018-02-07 11:38
If this has been discussed recently, please re-direct me .... Has anyone been there lately? How is it with all the construction and has the food court re-opened? Thanks one and all !! :mickey:
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Caribbean Beach Resort

Wed, 2018-02-07 11:38
If this has been discussed recently, please re-direct me .... Has anyone been there lately? How is it with all the construction and has the food court re-opened? Thanks one and all !! :mickey:
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Toy Story Mania Wait Time Impact Winter Through May 2018

Wed, 2018-02-07 01:27
From Tidbits January 2018:

Quote: Originally Posted by INTERCOT Tidbits
A Little Less Mania

1/21/18
Toy Story Mania has begun work to re-route the attraction to be entered and exited from inside the soon-to-open Toy Story Land. For the coming weeks, Guests may notice longer than recent wait times as phased closures occur on the third track followed by the two original tracks. After the phased closures, a full attraction closure is expected to complete the project closer to the Summer 2018 opening of the new land.
In addition to the extended wait times due to partitioned refurbishments, Studios Cast have now reported a temporary suspension of FastPass+ for the popular attraction. FastPass+ has been reportedly suspended from April 9th through May 7th, 2018.

The omission of this attraction from FastPass+ selections is also expected to put heavier demand on the other attractions in the same tier during this period.
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Toy Story Mania Wait Time Impact Winter Through May 2018

Wed, 2018-02-07 01:27
From Tidbits January 2018:

Quote: Originally Posted by INTERCOT Tidbits
A Little Less Mania

1/21/18
Toy Story Mania has begun work to re-route the attraction to be entered and exited from inside the soon-to-open Toy Story Land. For the coming weeks, Guests may notice longer than recent wait times as phased closures occur on the third track followed by the two original tracks. After the phased closures, a full attraction closure is expected to complete the project closer to the Summer 2018 opening of the new land.
In addition to the extended wait times due to partitioned refurbishments, Studios Cast have now reported a temporary suspension of FastPass+ for the popular attraction. FastPass+ has been reportedly suspended from April 9th through May 7th, 2018.

The omission of this attraction from FastPass+ selections is also expected to put heavier demand on the other attractions in the same tier during this period.
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2 New Dooney & Bourke MagicBands Are Coming Soon

Wed, 2018-02-07 01:14
Disney Parks & Resorts has announced the release of two new "Dooney & Bourke" MagicBands:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts ... cream will be available on a limited release Dooney & Bourke MagicBand that will come in specialty suitcase-themed packaging and may be purchased exclusively in the theme parks for $48 plus tax.

Another Dooney & Bourke-branded MagicBand, with a limited edition size of 500, will be offered at the 10th Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend expo beginning on Feb. 22 while supplies last for $48 plus tax.


The article is unclear, but the "cream" MagicBand may be available beginning February 9th Attached Images  
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2 New Dooney & Bourke MagicBands Are Coming Soon

Wed, 2018-02-07 01:14
Disney Parks & Resorts has announced the release of two new "Dooney & Bourke" MagicBands:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts ... cream will be available on a limited release Dooney & Bourke MagicBand that will come in specialty suitcase-themed packaging and may be purchased exclusively in the theme parks for $48 plus tax.

Another Dooney & Bourke-branded MagicBand, with a limited edition size of 500, will be offered at the 10th Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend expo beginning on Feb. 22 while supplies last for $48 plus tax.


The article is unclear, but the "cream" MagicBand may be available beginning February 9th Attached Images  
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The Philadelphia Eagles Celebrate Super Bowl 52 Win at Walt Disney World

Wed, 2018-02-07 01:10
Replay of Victory Parade:

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