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Josh D'Amaro going to Disneyland

Fri, 2018-02-02 10:59
I was reading an article published yesterday that says Josh D'Amaro is going to Disneyland from Disney World. Any thoughts? I hope he improves Disneyland. The last couple of trips have been less than stellar.
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Josh D'Amaro going to Disneyland

Fri, 2018-02-02 10:59
I was reading an article published yesterday that says Josh D'Amaro is going to Disneyland from Disney World. Any thoughts? I hope he improves Disneyland. The last couple of trips have been less than stellar.
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February Campfire Movie Schedule

Thu, 2018-02-01 22:41
Are you staying at a Disney resort this month? If so, be sure to spend a relaxing evening at the Fort Wilderness campfire and movie program. Enjoy roasting marshmallows and smores on a real campfire. Join in the Sing-a-long and get a hug from Chip & Dale. But bring a jacket and/or blanket for the (possibly) chilly winter evenings. Fire lighting is at 6:30 nightly. The Sing-a-long starts at 7:00, and the movie starts at about 7:40. Here are your movies for February:

Feb 1 Aladdin
Feb 2 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Feb 3 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Feb 4 Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Feb 5 Enchanted
Feb 6 Hercules
Feb 7 Tangled
Feb 8 The Little Mermaid
Feb 9 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Feb 10 Captain America: Civil War
Feb 11 Inside Out
Feb 12 Gnomeo & Juliet
Feb 13 Up
Feb 14 Lady and the Tramp
Feb 15 Aladdin
Feb 16 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Feb 17 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Feb 18 Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Feb 19 Enchanted
Feb 20 Hercules
Feb 21 Tangled
Feb 22 The Little Mermaid
Feb 23 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Feb 24 Captain America: Civil War
Feb 25 Inside Out
Feb 26 Gnomeo & Juliet
Feb 27 Up
Feb 28 Lady and the Tramp
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February Campfire Movie Schedule

Thu, 2018-02-01 22:41
Are you staying at a Disney resort this month? If so, be sure to spend a relaxing evening at the Fort Wilderness campfire and movie program. Enjoy roasting marshmallows and smores on a real campfire. Join in the Sing-a-long and get a hug from Chip & Dale. But bring a jacket and/or blanket for the (possibly) chilly winter evenings. Fire lighting is at 6:30 nightly. The Sing-a-long starts at 7:00, and the movie starts at about 7:40. Here are your movies for February:

Feb 1 Aladdin
Feb 2 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Feb 3 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Feb 4 Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Feb 5 Enchanted
Feb 6 Hercules
Feb 7 Tangled
Feb 8 The Little Mermaid
Feb 9 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Feb 10 Captain America: Civil War
Feb 11 Inside Out
Feb 12 Gnomeo & Juliet
Feb 13 Up
Feb 14 Lady and the Tramp
Feb 15 Aladdin
Feb 16 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Feb 17 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Feb 18 Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Feb 19 Enchanted
Feb 20 Hercules
Feb 21 Tangled
Feb 22 The Little Mermaid
Feb 23 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Feb 24 Captain America: Civil War
Feb 25 Inside Out
Feb 26 Gnomeo & Juliet
Feb 27 Up
Feb 28 Lady and the Tramp
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Any reviews of the Edison?

Thu, 2018-02-01 21:57
Has anyone been to the Edison and can provide a review? The entertainment part seems interesting, and we would likely check that out regardless. I'm mostly interested in whether folks enjoyed the actual food and service. Basically, was it worth it for a meal? Or would you just go later for drinks and entertainment? I'm having a hard time believing 4 pieces of bacon for $12 and $24 for meatloaf and potatoes is really worth it, when that could be put toward an exceptional meal at Artists' Point or Jiko much more wisely (based on our family's eating preferences). Thanks!
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Any reviews of the Edison?

Thu, 2018-02-01 21:57
Has anyone been to the Edison and can provide a review? The entertainment part seems interesting, and we would likely check that out regardless. I'm mostly interested in whether folks enjoyed the actual food and service. Basically, was it worth it for a meal? Or would you just go later for drinks and entertainment? I'm having a hard time believing 4 pieces of bacon for $12 and $24 for meatloaf and potatoes is really worth it, when that could be put toward an exceptional meal at Artists' Point or Jiko much more wisely (based on our family's eating preferences). Thanks!
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Disney trip report Party of 14

Thu, 2018-02-01 20:16
Trip report 1/11/18 thru 1/17/18

Location: Disney’s Port Orleans River side; building 14 - River view

Party size 14... 7 Adults, 4 teens, 3 infants… We had 3 rooms 2 were adjoining.

Frontier Airline: Providence to Orlando; flight time 2hrs 20 mins. faster than expected. Both flights on time, paid extra for special seats, legs room ok. Only bad thing just before landing they try to sell credit card deal over load speaker (Volume was very loud) and woke up sleeping children.. Overall GRADE B
Magical Express Orlando Airport: Receptionist at first desk was rather short with us and a little rude. After reaching our line to wait there were no employees to ask questions, and we all waited at least 35 to 40 mins. … Overall GRADE C

Check in Port Orleans Riverside: No wait we were the only group in line, but problem with rooms. We paid for pool view and requested 3 rooms in a row and first floor. They had our 3 rooms scattered after very little complaining they fixed the issue. They upgraded us to 3 rooms in a row (2 adjoining) in bldg 14 River view. These had the shortest walk to food court, and buses possible. Also gave each of us 3 additional fast passes of our choice for the next day; and tossed in a free horse and carriage ride for my Grandson. I can’t say enough about the gentleman who helped us he was great … Overall GRADE A+

Weather: was cool according to the Cast members 50’s to 70’s but for our group of northerners it was great we wore shorts and T’s all week … I will not Grade the weathers that’s gods doing.

Crowds were very manageable cast members told me crowds were light to them, I thought line were kinda long but with fast passes who care’s.

Day 1 Magic Kingdom (Of course we start here): Hit the park for our magic hour and saw the opening show very cool. We had 6 fast passes each (3 original plus 3 additional given to us) and we used them very wisely. We hit all the major rides before lunch; Seven Dwarfs, Space Mountain, Pirates, Jungle cruise, Haunted Mansion, plus others. Stopped for lunch @ Peco’s Bills food was ok nice fix em bar and lots of empty tables. A lot of us ordered the Taco platter and many couldn’t finish it very large portion. I am a burger guy and it was a better than average burger. After lunch used the rest of the fast passes and saw the Frozen Princess meet and greet my Granddaughter loved it and took a lot of great pictures. Had dinner at Crystal Palace food was not as good as I remember but no complaints. We decided to head out before closing! That was the only thing I regret wish we stayed for the show on castle, I found that out on the last day. Only bad thing was we didn’t know Splash Mountain was going to be closed. Overall GRADE A+ (Magic Kingdom will always get an A+ no matter what from me)

Day 2 Hollywood Studios: What can I say there are only 4 or 5 rides to do here, we did them all also saw mostly all shows. We saw the Star Wars march down Main St. for the first time; kids met a ton of characters, including Chewbacca. The kids and I went on the new toy story ride 3 times and loved it. Entire family had a great meal at HOLLYWOOD AND VINE. The food was very good pay no attention to bad reports on food it was excellent; I was Chef for over 20ys thumbs up. The assorted characters were very engaging with the children as well. The meal also included a special seat at the show at the end of the night, FRONT ROW. …Overall GRADE B (I miss the Movie ride)

Day 3 Epcot: Hit up Joffrey Coffee first thing on the way in. Hit the ride inside the Ball (I miss Walter Cronkite’s voice). Then off to the Nemo ride and turtle talk with crush. We used the fast pass at the Frozen ride and Soaring really enjoyed Frozen they did a really nice job on that one. I don’t miss the Viking ride at all, but bought some trolls for my collection in the gift shop. We spent a lot of time up in the countries and had dinner at Tappan Eddo it was ok nothing special. Overall Epcot is a lot of walking many big wide open areas with nothing to do in them. … Overall GRADE B

Day 4 Animal Kingdom: What can I say Pandora is really great we spent hours inside the Avatar area. The entire area is just great (My family all loved the Avatar movie) If you’re not fans of the blue guys you might not think as highly as we do. It’s my 2yr old Grandsons favorite movie so we see it 3 times a week. Between all of us we spent over a thousand dollars in the 1 gift shop Pandora has. Our sit down meal was at Rain Forest Café. All I can say is it was not my choice and we will never darken their doorways again. As a former chef I do not speak poorly of food establishments. Animal Kingdom jumped to my second favorite park look forward to returning. …Overall Grade A

Day 5 Magic Kingdom: (We always end here as well): Re did pretty much everything that was popular the first day. Jungle, Pirates, Haunted Mansion, Snow White, Space Mnt, and others. I want to mention the Mickey Mouse head shape Cinnamon bun at Star Bucks is such a great deal huge and delicious; and as a snack on the meal program tough to beat. Now the show on the castle is amazing wish we had stayed the first day at MK. They have done a great job on the projection and fire work combo shows. After the park closed we walked over to Chef Mickey’s and again the food was great finally found my favorite meal Prime Rib it was very good. …Overall Grade A+

Now our 6 night at Disney were over took Meers up to Universal for 5 nights at The Cabana Bay resort

Again I do not speak poorly of food establishments but any food we had was far from Disney quality and sit down meals were inferior as well. We had 5 day passes only used 4 the water park was closed too cold. Most of the days it was too cold for the hydraulic fluids on the roller coaster rides. So they decided to shut down all outdoor rides using fluids till about 2 in the afternoon. Other then the Harry Potter sections in the 2 parks, King Kong and Jurassic Park section I will never go back to Universal enough said.

In all a great trip with 13 of my closest friends we are looking forward to going back to just DISNEY IN THE Fall of 2019 when Star wars is finished.
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Disney trip report Party of 14

Thu, 2018-02-01 20:16
Trip report 1/11/18 thru 1/17/18

Location: Disney’s Port Orleans River side; building 14 - River view

Party size 14... 7 Adults, 4 teens, 3 infants… We had 3 rooms 2 were adjoining.

Frontier Airline: Providence to Orlando; flight time 2hrs 20 mins. faster than expected. Both flights on time, paid extra for special seats, legs room ok. Only bad thing just before landing they try to sell credit card deal over load speaker (Volume was very loud) and woke up sleeping children.. Overall GRADE B
Magical Express Orlando Airport: Receptionist at first desk was rather short with us and a little rude. After reaching our line to wait there were no employees to ask questions, and we all waited at least 35 to 40 mins. … Overall GRADE C

Check in Port Orleans Riverside: No wait we were the only group in line, but problem with rooms. We paid for pool view and requested 3 rooms in a row and first floor. They had our 3 rooms scattered after very little complaining they fixed the issue. They upgraded us to 3 rooms in a row (2 adjoining) in bldg 14 River view. These had the shortest walk to food court, and buses possible. Also gave each of us 3 additional fast passes of our choice for the next day; and tossed in a free horse and carriage ride for my Grandson. I can’t say enough about the gentleman who helped us he was great … Overall GRADE A+

Weather: was cool according to the Cast members 50’s to 70’s but for our group of northerners it was great we wore shorts and T’s all week … I will not Grade the weathers that’s gods doing.

Crowds were very manageable cast members told me crowds were light to them, I thought line were kinda long but with fast passes who care’s.

Day 1 Magic Kingdom (Of course we start here): Hit the park for our magic hour and saw the opening show very cool. We had 6 fast passes each (3 original plus 3 additional given to us) and we used them very wisely. We hit all the major rides before lunch; Seven Dwarfs, Space Mountain, Pirates, Jungle cruise, Haunted Mansion, plus others. Stopped for lunch @ Peco’s Bills food was ok nice fix em bar and lots of empty tables. A lot of us ordered the Taco platter and many couldn’t finish it very large portion. I am a burger guy and it was a better than average burger. After lunch used the rest of the fast passes and saw the Frozen Princess meet and greet my Granddaughter loved it and took a lot of great pictures. Had dinner at Crystal Palace food was not as good as I remember but no complaints. We decided to head out before closing! That was the only thing I regret wish we stayed for the show on castle, I found that out on the last day. Only bad thing was we didn’t know Splash Mountain was going to be closed. Overall GRADE A+ (Magic Kingdom will always get an A+ no matter what from me)

Day 2 Hollywood Studios: What can I say there are only 4 or 5 rides to do here, we did them all also saw mostly all shows. We saw the Star Wars march down Main St. for the first time; kids met a ton of characters, including Chewbacca. The kids and I went on the new toy story ride 3 times and loved it. Entire family had a great meal at HOLLYWOOD AND VINE. The food was very good pay no attention to bad reports on food it was excellent; I was Chef for over 20ys thumbs up. The assorted characters were very engaging with the children as well. The meal also included a special seat at the show at the end of the night, FRONT ROW. …Overall GRADE B (I miss the Movie ride)

Day 3 Epcot: Hit up Joffrey Coffee first thing on the way in. Hit the ride inside the Ball (I miss Walter Cronkite’s voice). Then off to the Nemo ride and turtle talk with crush. We used the fast pass at the Frozen ride and Soaring really enjoyed Frozen they did a really nice job on that one. I don’t miss the Viking ride at all, but bought some trolls for my collection in the gift shop. We spent a lot of time up in the countries and had dinner at Tappan Eddo it was ok nothing special. Overall Epcot is a lot of walking many big wide open areas with nothing to do in them. … Overall GRADE B

Day 4 Animal Kingdom: What can I say Pandora is really great we spent hours inside the Avatar area. The entire area is just great (My family all loved the Avatar movie) If you’re not fans of the blue guys you might not think as highly as we do. It’s my 2yr old Grandsons favorite movie so we see it 3 times a week. Between all of us we spent over a thousand dollars in the 1 gift shop Pandora has. Our sit down meal was at Rain Forest Café. All I can say is it was not my choice and we will never darken their doorways again. As a former chef I do not speak poorly of food establishments. Animal Kingdom jumped to my second favorite park look forward to returning. …Overall Grade A

Day 5 Magic Kingdom: (We always end here as well): Re did pretty much everything that was popular the first day. Jungle, Pirates, Haunted Mansion, Snow White, Space Mnt, and others. I want to mention the Mickey Mouse head shape Cinnamon bun at Star Bucks is such a great deal huge and delicious; and as a snack on the meal program tough to beat. Now the show on the castle is amazing wish we had stayed the first day at MK. They have done a great job on the projection and fire work combo shows. After the park closed we walked over to Chef Mickey’s and again the food was great finally found my favorite meal Prime Rib it was very good. …Overall Grade A+

Now our 6 night at Disney were over took Meers up to Universal for 5 nights at The Cabana Bay resort

Again I do not speak poorly of food establishments but any food we had was far from Disney quality and sit down meals were inferior as well. We had 5 day passes only used 4 the water park was closed too cold. Most of the days it was too cold for the hydraulic fluids on the roller coaster rides. So they decided to shut down all outdoor rides using fluids till about 2 in the afternoon. Other then the Harry Potter sections in the 2 parks, King Kong and Jurassic Park section I will never go back to Universal enough said.

In all a great trip with 13 of my closest friends we are looking forward to going back to just DISNEY IN THE Fall of 2019 when Star wars is finished.
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B Resort versus All Stars Music- please help me decide!

Thu, 2018-02-01 18:49
Hello! I am currently booked at two resorts, and I would like everyone's opinion to help me decide. I am driving myself insane trying to figure out what to do! After all these years, I finally am doing a solo trip to Disney. I have a conference February at Sea World, so I am flying down a few days early to to WDW for three nights on my own.

Currently I have three nights booked at B Resort (one of the Good Neighbor resorts by Disney Springs). I got a very good deal on it during their Cyber Monday special. They do a shuttle to MK that leaves 45 minutes before the park opens. They also have shuttles that run through the day.

For months I have been refreshing the WDW site to see if anything was available in my price range. All Stars Music finally came up today! The total stay is only about $80 more than the B Resort. I stayed there when it first opened, and do like the idea of staying on site.

My conundrum is around transportation and the condition of ASMu. I don't know the B Resort enough to "trust" their shuttle system. I am the sort of park goer that likes to get to rope drop early, and stay as late as possible. That could possibly mean several uber rides to and from throughout my stay. I checked their price estimator, and any savings that I would have from staying at B would go away with the fares. And... there is also the small matter of having a few too many at The Festival of the Arts, and then having to wait for a bus that am not familiar with, or getting in an uber in that condition. Not that I am going to be falling down, but I have to be smart.

All Star Music buses can be insane, but if it's just me it could be easier. Also, from what I have read lately ASMu has seen better days.

Please help! I am currently in the time frame where I can cancel either one without penalty. I want to be sure I am making an informed and rational decision. Thanks Intercotters!!! :mickey:
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B Resort versus All Stars Music- please help me decide!

Thu, 2018-02-01 18:49
Hello! I am currently booked at two resorts, and I would like everyone's opinion to help me decide. I am driving myself insane trying to figure out what to do! After all these years, I finally am doing a solo trip to Disney. I have a conference February at Sea World, so I am flying down a few days early to to WDW for three nights on my own.

Currently I have three nights booked at B Resort (one of the Good Neighbor resorts by Disney Springs). I got a very good deal on it during their Cyber Monday special. They do a shuttle to MK that leaves 45 minutes before the park opens. They also have shuttles that run through the day.

For months I have been refreshing the WDW site to see if anything was available in my price range. All Stars Music finally came up today! The total stay is only about $80 more than the B Resort. I stayed there when it first opened, and do like the idea of staying on site.

My conundrum is around transportation and the condition of ASMu. I don't know the B Resort enough to "trust" their shuttle system. I am the sort of park goer that likes to get to rope drop early, and stay as late as possible. That could possibly mean several uber rides to and from throughout my stay. I checked their price estimator, and any savings that I would have from staying at B would go away with the fares. And... there is also the small matter of having a few too many at The Festival of the Arts, and then having to wait for a bus that am not familiar with, or getting in an uber in that condition. Not that I am going to be falling down, but I have to be smart.

All Star Music buses can be insane, but if it's just me it could be easier. Also, from what I have read lately ASMu has seen better days.

Please help! I am currently in the time frame where I can cancel either one without penalty. I want to be sure I am making an informed and rational decision. Thanks Intercotters!!! :mickey:
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D-luxe on 2018 dining plan?

Thu, 2018-02-01 16:40
Can you get a shake as a drink at D-luxe using a counter service credit? Thanks!!
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D-luxe on 2018 dining plan?

Thu, 2018-02-01 16:40
Can you get a shake as a drink at D-luxe using a counter service credit? Thanks!!
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Great News for mobile ordering

Thu, 2018-02-01 15:35
Just got this in email today:

Quote: Starting today, when the My Disney Experience app is updated, guests will be able to use their Disney Dining Plan credits to pay for Counter Service meals and snacks that they’ve ordered using Mobile Order This was one that that was lacking with mobile ordering - glad to see that it is now included.
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Great News for mobile ordering

Thu, 2018-02-01 15:35
Just got this in email today:

Quote: Starting today, when the My Disney Experience app is updated, guests will be able to use their Disney Dining Plan credits to pay for Counter Service meals and snacks that they’ve ordered using Mobile Order This was one that that was lacking with mobile ordering - glad to see that it is now included.
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Positive Quote Of The Day February 2018

Thu, 2018-02-01 12:08
"Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many--not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some."- Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870) English Novelist
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Positive Quote Of The Day February 2018

Thu, 2018-02-01 12:08
"Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many--not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some."- Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870) English Novelist
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Tangled lantern Photopass pic

Thu, 2018-02-01 01:02
Are the Tangled lantern pics still available? We leave Monday and I want to get one! TIA!
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Tangled lantern Photopass pic

Thu, 2018-02-01 01:02
Are the Tangled lantern pics still available? We leave Monday and I want to get one! TIA!
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Grand Cayman shore excursions

Wed, 2018-01-31 16:32
We haven't been on a Caribbean cruise in awhile, so we're not up on all of the current changes. We note that visits to the turtle farm on Grand Cayman seem to be discontinued. Any word on if this is true, and if so, why?

Stitchfan
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Grand Cayman shore excursions

Wed, 2018-01-31 16:32
We haven't been on a Caribbean cruise in awhile, so we're not up on all of the current changes. We note that visits to the turtle farm on Grand Cayman seem to be discontinued. Any word on if this is true, and if so, why?

Stitchfan
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