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Dog Policy POR

Thu, 2017-11-09 17:38
Any updates on how the new Dog Allowed policy is going? I am booked at POR in May and wondering how it has been so far
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Magical Express timing

Thu, 2017-11-09 02:00
It's been a few years since our last trip so I'm wondering if someone can give me an average time from disembarking at MCO and pulling onto WDW property.
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Magical Express timing

Thu, 2017-11-09 02:00
It's been a few years since our last trip so I'm wondering if someone can give me an average time from disembarking at MCO and pulling onto WDW property.
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Magic Kingdom Day

Wed, 2017-11-08 22:29
We decided to spend the day at the Magic Kingdom. The park hours scheduled for today were listed as 8 am until 11 pm. I was able to get a few fast passes prior to our arrival and was also able to book a lunch reservation at Be Our Guest. I was unable, however, to succeed at pre-ordering our food. Each time I hit the link to order our food I was brought either to (a) the Disney merchandise shopping site or (b) a page that stated I could pre-order our meals but without the ability to click on anything to do so. I gave up.

Weather was quite nice today. It was a bit chilly early - starting in the 60s but quickly climbed into the 80s. It was sunny all day.

We pulled into our parking space at the Magic Kingdom right around 8 am and took the tram to the Transportation and Ticket Center. Security screening is now happening at this location as you disembark from the tram and before you can access the ticket booths, ferry or monorails. We got through security very quickly but opted to take the resort monorail over to the Magic Kingdom as the line for the express was quite long.

I had thought we might ride Peter Pan before getting something to eat but the standby line was already at 30 minutes so we opted to go to the Main Street Bakery for some coffee and food before we starting touring.

In no particular order, we did Pirates, Big Thunder, Country Bears, Haunted Mansion, Small World, Winnie the Pooh, PeopleMover and Buzz Lightyear. We had fastpasses for Buzz but as we arrived, we found the fastpass entrance line extending quite a way into the plaza - not sure what that was about. We had gotten another fastpass for the Jungle Cruise but when we arrived there, we found the fastpass entrance line extending across the plaza and up the stairs. This was going to be our last ride of the day and we opted not to wait in that line.

Seven Dwarves was down for a good portion of the morning. When it came back online, we noted the standby time quickly grew to 140 minutes. The park was very busy!!
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Magic Kingdom Day

Wed, 2017-11-08 22:29
We decided to spend the day at the Magic Kingdom. The park hours scheduled for today were listed as 8 am until 11 pm. I was able to get a few fast passes prior to our arrival and was also able to book a lunch reservation at Be Our Guest. I was unable, however, to succeed at pre-ordering our food. Each time I hit the link to order our food I was brought either to (a) the Disney merchandise shopping site or (b) a page that stated I could pre-order our meals but without the ability to click on anything to do so. I gave up.

Weather was quite nice today. It was a bit chilly early - starting in the 60s but quickly climbed into the 80s. It was sunny all day.

We pulled into our parking space at the Magic Kingdom right around 8 am and took the tram to the Transportation and Ticket Center. Security screening is now happening at this location as you disembark from the tram and before you can access the ticket booths, ferry or monorails. We got through security very quickly but opted to take the resort monorail over to the Magic Kingdom as the line for the express was quite long.

I had thought we might ride Peter Pan before getting something to eat but the standby line was already at 30 minutes so we opted to go to the Main Street Bakery for some coffee and food before we starting touring.

In no particular order, we did Pirates, Big Thunder, Country Bears, Haunted Mansion, Small World, Winnie the Pooh, PeopleMover and Buzz Lightyear. We had fastpasses for Buzz but as we arrived, we found the fastpass entrance line extending quite a way into the plaza - not sure what that was about. We had gotten another fastpass for the Jungle Cruise but when we arrived there, we found the fastpass entrance line extending across the plaza and up the stairs. This was going to be our last ride of the day and we opted not to wait in that line.

Seven Dwarves was down for a good portion of the morning. When it came back online, we noted the standby time quickly grew to 140 minutes. The park was very busy!!
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2018 Dues Proposal

Wed, 2017-11-08 18:45
Below are the proposed 2018 dues (per point owned) that will be voted on at the annual meeting next month.

Animal Kingdom: $6.7565
Aulani: $7.5352
Aulani Subsidized: $5.6644
Bay Lake: $5.9226
Beach Club: $6.4430
Boardwalk: $6.5496
Grand Californian: $5.8828
Grand Floridian: $6.1329
Hilton Head: $7.7159
Old Key West: $6.7245
Polynesian: $6.2005
Saratoga Springs: $5.8564
Wilderness (Boulder Ridge): $6.9339
Wilderness (Copper Creek): $7.2625
Vero Beach: $8.5260
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2018 Dues Proposal

Wed, 2017-11-08 18:45
Below are the proposed 2018 dues (per point owned) that will be voted on at the annual meeting next month.

Animal Kingdom: $6.7565
Aulani: $7.5352
Aulani Subsidized: $5.6644
Bay Lake: $5.9226
Beach Club: $6.4430
Boardwalk: $6.5496
Grand Californian: $5.8828
Grand Floridian: $6.1329
Hilton Head: $7.7159
Old Key West: $6.7245
Polynesian: $6.2005
Saratoga Springs: $5.8564
Wilderness (Boulder Ridge): $6.9339
Wilderness (Copper Creek): $7.2625
Vero Beach: $8.5260
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2017 Condominium Association Annual Meeting

Wed, 2017-11-08 18:04
Is anyone else going to the Annual Meeting on December 7th ? Members should have received invitation emails within the past week.

I'll be taking notes and photos and will post the highlights after the meeting.
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2017 Condominium Association Annual Meeting

Wed, 2017-11-08 18:04
Is anyone else going to the Annual Meeting on December 7th ? Members should have received invitation emails within the past week.

I'll be taking notes and photos and will post the highlights after the meeting.
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Christmas part at MK

Wed, 2017-11-08 02:38
We are going to Disney in a week. I have been tossing the idea of the Christmas party around. Is the party worth the extra fee? We will be just adults. Is it geared more towards families with children? Thanks for any advice.
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Christmas part at MK

Wed, 2017-11-08 02:38
We are going to Disney in a week. I have been tossing the idea of the Christmas party around. Is the party worth the extra fee? We will be just adults. Is it geared more towards families with children? Thanks for any advice.
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Take a Sneak Peek at the 2017 Walt Disney World Holiday Highlights

Wed, 2017-11-08 01:06
The Walt Disney World resort has released two videos showcasing and a "making of look" at its new highlights for the 2017 Holiday Season:

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Take a Sneak Peek at the 2017 Walt Disney World Holiday Highlights

Wed, 2017-11-08 01:06
The Walt Disney World resort has released two videos showcasing and a "making of look" at its new highlights for the 2017 Holiday Season:

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When is the CBR renovations supposed to be finished?

Tue, 2017-11-07 23:03
This may have already been addressed, but since we're planning a trip next Nov/Dec, I was wondering if the refurbishments on the CBR should be done by then? :fingers:
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When is the CBR renovations supposed to be finished?

Tue, 2017-11-07 23:03
This may have already been addressed, but since we're planning a trip next Nov/Dec, I was wondering if the refurbishments on the CBR should be done by then? :fingers:
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Fast Pass Times

Tue, 2017-11-07 12:01
I know they have gotten much more strict on fast pass return, but is any time allowed after the one hour window given? In other words, if I have a FP that expires at 2PM, is it good for any period of time after that?

Thanks!
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Fast Pass Times

Tue, 2017-11-07 12:01
I know they have gotten much more strict on fast pass return, but is any time allowed after the one hour window given? In other words, if I have a FP that expires at 2PM, is it good for any period of time after that?

Thanks!
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Walt Disney World Puts The Snack Spotlight on Its Nachos for National Nacho Day 2017

Tue, 2017-11-07 00:53
In honor of National Nacho Day 2017, the Walt Disney World resort has pointed the snack spotlight on 8 Great Nacho Dishes to enjoy year round:

Nachos Grande at Planet Hollywood Observatory in Disney Springs Town Center

A great dish to share with friends, these corn tortilla chips come piled high with chipotle chicken, black bean sauce, cruda salsa verde pico de gallo, queso fresco, sour cream and a blend of cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses.

Smokehouse Nachos at The Smokehouse, in Disney Springs West Side

Crispy fried tri-color corn tortilla chips topped with house-made cheese sauce, avocado lime crema, pickled jalapeños, fresh-made pic de gallo and cilantro. You can also order these nachos with pulled pork or smoked beef brisket.

Colloso Beef Nachos for Two T-REX™ in Disney Springs Marketplace


Monterey Jack, cheddar cheese, black beans, pico de gallo, green onions and sour cream. These nachos will leave you roaring for more!

Tuna Nachos at ESPN Club in Disney’s BoardWalk

House-made wonton chips, togarashi-dusted tuna, soy-sesame sauce and wasabi aioli.

Pub Nachos at ESPN Club in Disney’s BoardWalk

House-fried corn tortilla chips, house-made chili, shredded cheddar, cheese sauce, sour cream, pico de gallo and jalapeños, with the option to add shrimp.

Classic Beef Nachos at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café in Magic Kingdom Park

Tortilla chips topped with queso, seasoned ground beef, lettuce and tomato. For a vegetarian option, you can also ask to substitute black beans in place of the seasoned ground beef!

Chili Cheese Nachos at Minn & Bills’ Dockside Diner in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Served with guacamole, pico de gallo and sour cream. For the younger guests, a Kid’s Nachos is also available that comes topped with chili and cheese and includes carrot sticks, apple slices and your choice of a small lowfat milk or a small Dasani® Water. In addition, both of these nachos are completely vegetarian.

Ahi Tuna Nachos at Yak and Yeti™ Restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom


Unique sharable nachos dish that’s perfect for two! They come with sushi grade Ahi, Asian slaw, crispy fried wontons, wasabi aioli and sweet soy glaze. Attached Images    
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Walt Disney World Puts The Snack Spotlight on Its Nachos for National Nacho Day 2017

Tue, 2017-11-07 00:53
In honor of National Nacho Day 2017, the Walt Disney World resort has pointed the snack spotlight on 8 Great Nacho Dishes to enjoy year round:

Nachos Grande at Planet Hollywood Observatory in Disney Springs Town Center

A great dish to share with friends, these corn tortilla chips come piled high with chipotle chicken, black bean sauce, cruda salsa verde pico de gallo, queso fresco, sour cream and a blend of cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses.

Smokehouse Nachos at The Smokehouse, in Disney Springs West Side

Crispy fried tri-color corn tortilla chips topped with house-made cheese sauce, avocado lime crema, pickled jalapeños, fresh-made pic de gallo and cilantro. You can also order these nachos with pulled pork or smoked beef brisket.

Colloso Beef Nachos for Two T-REX™ in Disney Springs Marketplace


Monterey Jack, cheddar cheese, black beans, pico de gallo, green onions and sour cream. These nachos will leave you roaring for more!

Tuna Nachos at ESPN Club in Disney’s BoardWalk

House-made wonton chips, togarashi-dusted tuna, soy-sesame sauce and wasabi aioli.

Pub Nachos at ESPN Club in Disney’s BoardWalk

House-fried corn tortilla chips, house-made chili, shredded cheddar, cheese sauce, sour cream, pico de gallo and jalapeños, with the option to add shrimp.

Classic Beef Nachos at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café in Magic Kingdom Park

Tortilla chips topped with queso, seasoned ground beef, lettuce and tomato. For a vegetarian option, you can also ask to substitute black beans in place of the seasoned ground beef!

Chili Cheese Nachos at Minn & Bills’ Dockside Diner in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Served with guacamole, pico de gallo and sour cream. For the younger guests, a Kid’s Nachos is also available that comes topped with chili and cheese and includes carrot sticks, apple slices and your choice of a small lowfat milk or a small Dasani® Water. In addition, both of these nachos are completely vegetarian.

Ahi Tuna Nachos at Yak and Yeti™ Restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom


Unique sharable nachos dish that’s perfect for two! They come with sushi grade Ahi, Asian slaw, crispy fried wontons, wasabi aioli and sweet soy glaze. Attached Images    
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February Break

Mon, 2017-11-06 20:34
My DW starting working in the school district last year so it limits the time we can take vacation. Since I have NO interest in being in Disney World in the summer, we are going to try to go this February during the Presidents Day Week. Does anyone have experience with this week in terms of crowds? I heard it is very busy which is making me nervous. Did Easter Break once and crowds were pretty unbearable. Please share any feedback you have about this week. Thanks
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