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Boardwalk 1st Timer

Sun, 2017-07-16 01:08
Any tips for a Boardwalk first timer? Just a standard room. When I do the pre-check anything that is more worth it than others?

Any other tips/tricks about the resort? Is there seating at the Boardwalk Bakery to enjoy breakfast or is it grab-and-go only? Is the only way to get there is to go outside? We're used to the quick service dining places at our resorts to be inside but this one looks like it's on the Boardwalk and I didn't see tables.

How far is the 'furthest' walk? When we stayed at Beach Club our room was just about the furthest you could get from the elevators. Is Boardwalk simliar in that sense? Sprawling?

Thanks!
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Boardwalk 1st Timer

Sun, 2017-07-16 01:08
Any tips for a Boardwalk first timer? Just a standard room. When I do the pre-check anything that is more worth it than others?

Any other tips/tricks about the resort? Is there seating at the Boardwalk Bakery to enjoy breakfast or is it grab-and-go only? Is the only way to get there is to go outside? We're used to the quick service dining places at our resorts to be inside but this one looks like it's on the Boardwalk and I didn't see tables.

How far is the 'furthest' walk? When we stayed at Beach Club our room was just about the furthest you could get from the elevators. Is Boardwalk simliar in that sense? Sprawling?

Thanks!
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SeaWorld dining

Sun, 2017-07-16 00:21
What does everyone do for food? Eat there, leave and eat? What did you eat?

We tried some chinese food over by the penguins, and it was horrible. Didn't even finish it.
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SeaWorld dining

Sun, 2017-07-16 00:21
What does everyone do for food? Eat there, leave and eat? What did you eat?

We tried some chinese food over by the penguins, and it was horrible. Didn't even finish it.
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DCL Has Announced - NOT building two new ships

Sun, 2017-07-16 00:12
Instead, they are building THREE new ships !:thumbsup:
It was announced at D23 today that the three new ships will be delivered in 2021, 2022 and 2023. The ships are expected to be slightly larger than Dream and Fantasy, and will be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) instead of bunker oil.

Names have not been announced, nor have homeports. Let the speculation begin !

This will bring the fleet to 7 ships, and raises the possibility of many new itineraries.
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DCL Has Announced - NOT building two new ships

Sun, 2017-07-16 00:12
Instead, they are building THREE new ships !:thumbsup:
It was announced at D23 today that the three new ships will be delivered in 2021, 2022 and 2023. The ships are expected to be slightly larger than Dream and Fantasy, and will be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) instead of bunker oil.

Names have not been announced, nor have homeports. Let the speculation begin !

This will bring the fleet to 7 ships, and raises the possibility of many new itineraries.
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New Snack Service Adds Character to the Usual Refreshments

Sat, 2017-07-15 20:38
The Walt Disney World resort has introduced a new snack service at its Golf Courses:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts ... At our Palm, Magnolia, and Oak Trail courses, you’ll see refreshment carts with designs inspired by Mickey, Minnie and Goofy, and at the Lake Buena Vista course there’ll be a Mickey-inspired cart.

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The character-themed refreshment carts are a result of Disney Golf’s ongoing efforts to continually explore fun ways to enhance the overall guest experience during play. As a result, in addition to the roving Disney-themed carts, the courses will each have fixed food & beverage outlets at the course.
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New Snack Service Adds Character to the Usual Refreshments

Sat, 2017-07-15 20:38
The Walt Disney World resort has introduced a new snack service at its Golf Courses:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts ... At our Palm, Magnolia, and Oak Trail courses, you’ll see refreshment carts with designs inspired by Mickey, Minnie and Goofy, and at the Lake Buena Vista course there’ll be a Mickey-inspired cart.

...

The character-themed refreshment carts are a result of Disney Golf’s ongoing efforts to continually explore fun ways to enhance the overall guest experience during play. As a result, in addition to the roving Disney-themed carts, the courses will each have fixed food & beverage outlets at the course.
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Plaza Ice Cream Parlor in Magic Kingdom Park Puts the Spotlight on Signature Treats

Sat, 2017-07-15 20:32
For National Ice Cream Day 2017, Plaza Ice Cream Parlor in Magic Kingdom Park is shining the spotlight on some of its new and classic treats:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... The Mickey Mouse Kid’s Cone is just the right size for little Mouseketeers looking to satisfy their sweet tooth. One scoop of ice cream in a sugar cone is finished with milk chocolate “Mickey ears.”

The Doughnut Sundae (served until 11:00 a.m.) is the perfect excuse to have ice cream for breakfast! A glazed Doughnut is topped with a cinnamon-apple topping, a scoop of ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, hot fudge and is finished with milk chocolate “Mickey ears” and a cherry.

The “Plaza” Ice Cream Sundae features two scoops of your choice of Edy’s ice cream topped with hot fudge, whipped cream, and a cherry in a freshly-made waffle bowl.

The Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich features your choice of hand-scooped ice cream sandwiched between two freshly-made chocolate chip cookies.

Flavors available currently include vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, cookies ‘n cream, no-sugar-added butter pecan, no-sugar-added raspberry sorbet. Non-dairy ice cream options are available for vegans or those who have a lactose intolerance.

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Plaza Ice Cream Parlor in Magic Kingdom Park Puts the Spotlight on Signature Treats

Sat, 2017-07-15 20:32
For National Ice Cream Day 2017, Plaza Ice Cream Parlor in Magic Kingdom Park is shining the spotlight on some of its new and classic treats:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... The Mickey Mouse Kid’s Cone is just the right size for little Mouseketeers looking to satisfy their sweet tooth. One scoop of ice cream in a sugar cone is finished with milk chocolate “Mickey ears.”

The Doughnut Sundae (served until 11:00 a.m.) is the perfect excuse to have ice cream for breakfast! A glazed Doughnut is topped with a cinnamon-apple topping, a scoop of ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, hot fudge and is finished with milk chocolate “Mickey ears” and a cherry.

The “Plaza” Ice Cream Sundae features two scoops of your choice of Edy’s ice cream topped with hot fudge, whipped cream, and a cherry in a freshly-made waffle bowl.

The Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich features your choice of hand-scooped ice cream sandwiched between two freshly-made chocolate chip cookies.

Flavors available currently include vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, cookies ‘n cream, no-sugar-added butter pecan, no-sugar-added raspberry sorbet. Non-dairy ice cream options are available for vegans or those who have a lactose intolerance.

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PoF no luck...

Sat, 2017-07-15 13:34
Just a heads up for those trying to make FP for the busy Fall break time. This morning was my 60 day window for a 4 day trip mid-Sept and no Flights of Passage availability for my entire trip. On a good note I had no issue with any other FP (including 7DMT).
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PoF no luck...

Sat, 2017-07-15 13:34
Just a heads up for those trying to make FP for the busy Fall break time. This morning was my 60 day window for a 4 day trip mid-Sept and no Flights of Passage availability for my entire trip. On a good note I had no issue with any other FP (including 7DMT).
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FoP Nighttime Added end of August

Sat, 2017-07-15 12:09
If anyone is looking, FOP nighttime FP+ just opened up for the end of August. Was able to get some for our trip :yay:
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FoP Nighttime Added end of August

Sat, 2017-07-15 12:09
If anyone is looking, FOP nighttime FP+ just opened up for the end of August. Was able to get some for our trip :yay:
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D23 Announcements UPDATED

Sat, 2017-07-15 07:45
So today is the day... Disney is set to make some theme park announcements at D23... Here is a list of what I think they will announce and what they could announce but unknown if they will...

MK - I think Tron coaster and Speedway replacement will be announced, almost 100% certain... They could announce the Tomorowland make over, Stitch replacement, Moana coming to Adventureland, new entertainment stage/theater, more HoP info... but sure they wont...

Epcot - I think they will announce Guardians taking over UoE, Ratatoullie in France... They could announce Brazil as new country, new attraction in UK, the scheduled make over of the entrance and spine area of Futureworld... DVC resort attached to the park...

DHS - i am certain we get the Mickey ride taking over Great Movie Ride announcement... More Star Wars and Toy Story info... other than a Fantasmic update and theme park name change I dont think there is anything else to announce at the moment...

ANIMAL KINGDOM - Discuss the success of Pandora... could announce Dinoland USA make over or Zootopia coming to DAK... but i doubt it very much...

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D23 Announcements UPDATED

Sat, 2017-07-15 07:45
So today is the day... Disney is set to make some theme park announcements at D23... Here is a list of what I think they will announce and what they could announce but unknown if they will...

MK - I think Tron coaster and Speedway replacement will be announced, almost 100% certain... They could announce the Tomorowland make over, Stitch replacement, Moana coming to Adventureland, new entertainment stage/theater, more HoP info... but sure they wont...

Epcot - I think they will announce Guardians taking over UoE, Ratatoullie in France... They could announce Brazil as new country, new attraction in UK, the scheduled make over of the entrance and spine area of Futureworld... DVC resort attached to the park...

DHS - i am certain we get the Mickey ride taking over Great Movie Ride announcement... More Star Wars and Toy Story info... other than a Fantasmic update and theme park name change I dont think there is anything else to announce at the moment...

ANIMAL KINGDOM - Discuss the success of Pandora... could announce Dinoland USA make over or Zootopia coming to DAK... but i doubt it very much...

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D23 Announcements

Sat, 2017-07-15 07:45
So today is the day... Disney is set to make some theme park announcements at D23... Here is a list of what I think they will announce and what they could announce but unknown if they will...

MK - I think Tron coaster and Speedway replacement will be announced, almost 100% certain... They could announce the Tomorowland make over, Stitch replacement, Moana coming to Adventureland, new entertainment stage/theater, more HoP info... but sure they wont...

Epcot - I think they will announce Guardians taking over UoE, Ratatoullie in France... They could announce Brazil as new country, new attraction in UK, the scheduled make over of the entrance and spine area of Futureworld... DVC resort attached to the park...

DHS - i am certain we get the Mickey ride taking over Great Movie Ride announcement... More Star Wars and Toy Story info... other than a Fantasmic update and theme park name change I dont think there is anything else to announce at the moment...

ANIMAL KINGDOM - Discuss the success of Pandora... could announce Dinoland USA make over or Zootopia coming to DAK... but i doubt it very much...

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Waving the White Flag

Sat, 2017-07-15 05:47
Ok. I just need to vent a little. I am doing it here, because weddings are supposed to be happy occasions.

I just got the plans together for my daughter's wedding. Woke up today, and there was a text from my oldest son. He and his gf decided to get married while we are in Disney World also. /faint

I love planning trips, but this is getting to be too much. Anyone want to do some planning for me?????

On second thought, anyone want to referee between my daughter and son for me?
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Ellen/ Bill Nye ride?

Sat, 2017-07-15 05:34
Reading trip reports lately, I find that this ride is not discussed. Is it still open? Will it be open on our next trip, sept.22nd thru oct. 3rd? thanks for any info.
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More Details for Star Wars Land Unveiled at D23 Expo 2017

Fri, 2017-07-14 21:05
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek Reveals Epic, Detailed Model of Star Wars-Themed Lands



Guests can enjoy a first look at the stunning model during D23 Expo 2017



ANAHEIM, Calif. (July 13, 2017) – During a special preview of D23 Expo 2017, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek unveiled a first look at the epic, richly detailed model of the Star Wars-themed lands under development at Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif. and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Fla. This stunning exhibition, on display in Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ “A Galaxy of Stories” pavilion at D23 Expo, is yet another example of the breathtaking new worlds, immersive storytelling and transformational guest experiences that set Disney apart.


“To say we are excited for the Star Wars-themed lands to open in 2019 is an understatement,” Chapek said. “All along, we have said this will be game-changing, and through the model we can begin to see how truly epic these immersive new worlds will be.”

Chapek plans to share exciting new details about the project during the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Hall D23 Presentation on Saturday. The model will remain on display at the pavilion throughout the weekend to give visitors an up-close look at what’s to come on this never-before seen planet. In addition, the pavilion will display models, artwork and media that provide a first-ever look at some of the locations, starships, creatures, and droids that guests will encounter when they visit this new planet.


At D23 Expo 2015, The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced the Star Wars project to the delight of thousands of fans in attendance. The jaw-dropping new lands will open with two anchor attractions – one that gives guests the chance to pilot the Millennium Falcon on a customized secret mission, and one that puts guests right in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Representing the largest single-themed land expansion at 14 acres each, the Star Wars-themed lands will open in 2019.

However, guests don’t need to wait until 2019 to be immersed in the Star Wars galaxy. From special character encounters to fan-favorite attractions like Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, and interactive entertainment like Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple, guests of all ages can experience Star Wars stories at Disney parks and resorts around the world.




About Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts are where dreams come true. More than sixty years ago, Walt Disney created a new kind of entertainment families could experience together, immersed in detailed atmospheres and vibrant storytelling. His vision now includes a collection of six of the world’s leading family vacation destinations – Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, Calif.; Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.; Tokyo Disney Resort, Urayasu, Chiba, Japan; Disneyland Paris, Marne-la-Vallée, France; Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, located on Lantau Island; and Shanghai Disney Resort, Pudong New District, Shanghai, China. In addition, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts includes the world-class Disney Cruise Line; Disney Vacation Club; Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa; Adventures by Disney, a guided group vacation experience to some of the world’s most popular destinations; and Walt Disney Imagineering, which creates and designs all Disney parks, resorts and attractions.

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It was also revealed at the D23 2017 Expo that the Guests will experience the "battle between the First Order and the Resistance" in a 2 row, 8 seat ride vehicle with an on-board Droid AA. Attached Images      
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