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Shanghai Disney

Tue, 2018-03-06 12:24
I was browsing the Shanghai Disney website and clicked the link to Disneytown. There is a list of restaurants to eat at and The Cheesecake Factory is described as "The Cheesecake Factory: Upscale casual international cuisine". The designation Upscale made me laugh.
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Signature

Tue, 2018-03-06 11:28
Can someone tell me how to change my signature? When I am on my profile page, there is no edit symbol next to my signature. Thanks.
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Let's talk blisters (gross, sorry)

Tue, 2018-03-06 02:11
Seriously, you can't imagine the trouble I had. Last time we went, I actually missed a ton of stuff because my feet hurt so bad. I stayed home one day so I wouldn't hold my family back - I skipped all the pavilions at Epcot. I was seriously considering a wheelchair it was so bad. I ALWAYS get really, really bad blisters - I'm prone to them anyway, and the heat and humidity makes it so much worse. Really - I can't overstate how bad and gross it is. My husband could barely stand to look at my feet. I get them under my toes, on my instep, and on the outside of my heels. So what REALLY works? Other than wearing good running shoes, has anyone found what really works - powder, blister sticks, moleskin - or is it all in the socks?
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Early park entrance

Tue, 2018-03-06 01:14
Are they letting people into the parks before rope drop? Last year they let us into Magic Kingdom and que up at the hub prior to rope drop. Are all the parks doing this? How early will they let you in?
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Club level?

Mon, 2018-03-05 23:14
Is club level worth it? It seems to me you would actually save a little money if you stayed in club level and skipped the dining plan. Assuming you ate all your meals in the club level lounge.
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Festival of the Lion King

Mon, 2018-03-05 23:11
Do you need to use a fast pass for this? Going in June, have not seen this show yet.
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DAS question

Mon, 2018-03-05 16:02
We will be getting a DAS for my daughter who has epilepsy. Fatigue and heat are a huge trigger for her.

My question is when you get a return time for an attraction can you get another one in the same area or is it like a fastpass where you can only have so many at one time.

My thoughts on this is in a certain area we could get several return times. Go and relax for some lunch or just to cool down while we wait our time.

Thanks. This is the first time that we will have to use the service. Just trying to get some more information.
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Bay Lake Tower

Sun, 2018-03-04 19:38
We spent three nights at Bay Lake Tower last week, arriving on Wednesday, February 28 and returning home yesterday.

February 28
We pulled into the Bay Lake parking lot around 9:30 in the morning. Our room was not yet ready so we parked the car and headed to the monorail at the Contemporary. We went through security prior to boarding the monorail but picked the elevator line instead of the escalator line - oops!!! At the Transportation and Ticket Center, we transferred to the Epcot line. Once we arrived at Epcot, we discovered we needed to go through security again. Seems to me that they need to rethink how they are doing that. I don't mind going through security but I never left a secure area once I entered the monorail at the Contemporary as I know everyone coming into the Transportation and Ticket Center goes through security before boarding there.

Anyway, we are in the park. It's the first day of the Flower and Garden show and everything is looking lovely!!

We use our fastpass for Living with the Land and it's a good thing we had it as the standby line is 40 minutes long. Since we were at the end of our fastpass window when we got to Living with the Land, it is already time for our Frozen fastpass. On the way there, I decide I need to put something into my tummy since we haven't eaten anything at all yet today. The closest stand is in Mexico so we share a Pork Taco and bottle of water. Okay - that'll tide me over until lunch.

This is only the second time we've every ridden Frozen and, frankly, I'm not blown away by it. It's cute but not so amazing as to warrant the kind of standby waits that I've been seeing for this ride.

After Frozen, we make our way over to Spice Road Table in Morocco where we are seated on the exterior patio. It is a lovely day to lunch outside. We share an order of calamari and then finish up with chocolate pyramid cake and ice cream. Quite yummy!!

The American Adventure recently reopened after some refurbishment and we haven't seen this show in quite some time so we head there. We arrive in time to enjoy the Voices of Liberty. We didn't notice any significant changes in the American Adventure show though I do know they changed up some of the photos that appear at the end of the show.

Exiting the American pavilion, we continue on around World Showcase and decide to stop in the United Kingdom for a beer. There is no availability at the outside tables and the inside tables are all in use as well. One table for four has two individuals seated at the table. My spouse asks if they mind if we are seated at the same table and they invite us to sit down but it becomes quickly apparent they have no interest in conversing with us. When they leave, we share the table with a couple from Montreal for a bit. English is not their first language but their command of the language allows us to carry on a conversation (which would not have been possible if we were relying on French!!!). When they leave, we are joined by a mother and son who both reside in Florida. After these nice conversations, we take our leave. While we were in the pub, we had received a text assigning our Bay Lake Tower room number.

As we tarried at the pub, we missed our fastpass for Spaceship Earth but are okay with not taking that ride on this day. We stop in one of the shops and I purchase an apron with Minnie on it and a festival tee.

We stop to walk through the butterfly house and saw some that I had never seen before. From there, we take the two monorails back to the Contemporary. We head to our car to grab our belongings and take them with us to our 10th floor lake view room.

Calling it a lake view room is a bit of a stretch as there is only a small patch of lake that can be seen from inside the room. The lake view is more apparent as you go out onto the balcony. Despite this, we found we greatly enjoyed the views from our room. We could see Wilderness Lodge and the Contemporary as well as the Grand Floridian off to our right. Additionally, we could make out the Swan and Dolphin resorts as well as Spaceship Earth off in the distance.

For dinner, we head up to Top of the World at Bay Lake Tower. There, we have a margarita flatbread and a cheese plate. We watch the Happily Ever After fireworks from there and then return to our room.

This is when we discover that we can see some of the Illuminations fireworks from our room. We also have a partial view of the Electrical Light Pageant from our balcony.

It's time to rest up for tomorrow's park day!!
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Coronado Srings

Sat, 2018-03-03 22:17
Have there been any announced dates for when the construction will be complete and all rooms finished being refurbished for Coronado Springs?
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Wine and Dine 2018, Marathon Weekend 2019 race fees.

Sat, 2018-03-03 17:03
In case you need to budget - here are the fees for the next two upcoming races that you can register for.... (Wine and dine and Marathon weekend)

5k - $85
10k - $125
Half - $199
Challenges - $345
Goofy - $425
Dopey - $625
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awesome coworkers

Sat, 2018-03-03 07:50
I am currently on a nursing contract working in a jail. The officers control all the doors and elevators in the building, so we have to notify them whenever we need to go somewhere. I was on the second floor of the building and needed to return to the main medical clinic on the first floor. I called for the elevator, and when I got in, the officer got on the speaker and asked where I needed to go. I responded "1 please, but you have to do it Tower of Terror style." Much to my delight, he took me up to the top, briefly opened the doors and closed them. Then he sent me down to the first floor. I was laughing all the way down.
I know it was just a silly little thing, but I knew you guys would understand. :mickey:
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clean cheap off site hotel near DS? recommendations?

Sat, 2018-03-03 04:54
hi all
planning one night before onsite visit starts. Memeorial weekend. any recommendations for CLEAN cheap hotel for one night only? need bed and shower, not worried about anything else but clean really important
thanks
mikewdw
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Avengers: Infinity War moved to April 27 opening...

Fri, 2018-03-02 19:41
Will there be anything special going on at the AMC 24 Theater in Disney Springs for this updated opening date? I will be arriving to WDW on April 26 and would be interested in attending some type of special opening -- Even if it would be a midnight showing Apr. 26!!!!! :party:
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Short Day Ideas

Fri, 2018-03-02 18:01
This is the first time we are going to Disney. We're taking 5 yr old twins and I feel completely uneducated and overwhelmed, with not enough time to learn the lingo. Does anyone have suggestions for things to do on TWO SHORT DAYS? We arrive on Monday and have to listen to a time share pitch on Tuesday. Are there half day activities near the park? We're not staying in the park. Wed and Thursday we can spend all day at Disneyworld.
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Get a Behind the Magic Peek at the Makingof the 2018 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

Fri, 2018-03-02 01:51
Epcot has released a time-lapse video of the installation of the 2018 International Flower & Garden Entrance Topiary:

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World’s Biggest Mouse Party Will Celebrate Mickey & Minnie's 90th at Disney Parks

Fri, 2018-03-02 01:48
Disney Parks & Resorts has announced an international celebration to happen at multiple parks around the globe:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... Disney Parks will kick off the World’s Biggest Mouse Party later this year in honor of Mickey and Minnie Mouse, with special festivities held at each resort around the world. The party is so big, it’s happening all the way into 2019!

Disney Parks will also mark Mickey’s birthday, November 18 – in honor of the release of his first theatrical film, Steamboat Willie on November 18, 1928 – with commemorative merchandise, treats, photo locations and more.

But that’s not all! Disney will keep the party going with a star-studded celebration on ABC dedicated to Mickey Mouse, an extended-length birthday episode of Disney Channel’s Mickey Mouse animation shorts and dozens of new books, arts and crafts and comics from Disney Publishing as part of Mickey’s 90th birthday celebration. A new show, Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Special Celebration, will also begin touring throughout the Asia Pacific region this July.

To top it off, legendary Disney animator Mark Henn will paint Mickey Mouse’s official 90th portrait, which will debut on the cover of Disney twenty-three in the fall. D23 will also host Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse at Walt Disney World Resort this November for two days of panels, presentations and entertainment.
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March Campfire Movie Schedule

Thu, 2018-03-01 17:26
Hey, gang.

It may still be winter where you are, but at Fort Wilderness the evenings will become warmer this month as spring arrives. It's a great time of year to enjoy an evening under the stars with a sing-a-long, a visit from our silly friends, Chip & Dale, and a Disney movie.

Fire lighting is at 6:30 pm nightly, Sing-a-long at 7:00, and movie at about 7:40. All times will be adjusted for daylight savings time on March 11th.

Here are your movies for March:
Mar 1 Moana
Mar 2 Saving Mr Banks
Mar 3 Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
Mar 4 Monsters University
Mar 5 Smart House
Mar 6 AristoCats
Mar 7 The Sword and the Stone
Mar 8 Coco
Mar 9 Ant Man
Mar 10 Thor: Ragnoraok
Mar 11 Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Mar 12 Oliver & Company
Mar 13 Peter Pan
Mar 14 A Bug's Life
Mar 15 Moana
Mar 16 Saving Mr Banks
Mar 17 Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
Mar 18 Monsters University
Mar 19 Smart House
Mar 20 AristoCats
Mar 21 The Sword and the Stone
Mar 22 Coco
Mar 23 Ant Man
Mar 24 Thor: Ragnoraok
Mar 25 Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Mar 26 Oliver & Company
Mar 27 Peter Pan
Mar 28 A Bug's Life
Mar 29 Moana
Mar 30 Saving Mr Banks
Mar 31 Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
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Positive Quote Of The Day March 2018

Thu, 2018-03-01 12:08
“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
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Need a good travel agent

Thu, 2018-03-01 11:53
Ok. I admit I am a spoiled vacationer. I blame Magical Journeys. They always do what they say and respond promptly to any emails I send them. :fresh:

Anyway, I am having trouble finding a travel agent of that caliber for trips outside of Disney. Does anyone have any recommendations?
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