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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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Disney Springs Transportation

Thu, 2018-03-01 01:36
Is there a Friendship boat that goes from Disney Springs to the Boardwalk or do you have to take a bus?
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Easter breakfast or brunch ideas at a resort

Wed, 2018-02-28 19:22
Does anyone have any recommendations for Easter breakfast or brunch?
Also is there any special events or happening for Easter in general? I plan to see the eggs at The Grand Floridian.:ebasket::bunny:
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Animal Kingdom Recommended Dining options

Wed, 2018-02-28 15:25
We are considering doing a table service meal at AK during our trip in August. We have always just done counter service at AK. Looking for table service recommendations? Thanks.
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Old Key West

Wed, 2018-02-28 13:33
We were unable to book what we wanted (Boardwalk) for the last week in Sept but was able to book Old Key West. Must be a busy time of the year.. anyway, any thoughts on this hotel? Good or bad reviews?:mickey:
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Epcot's Stave Church Gallery to Update Exhibit Spring 2018

Wed, 2018-02-28 01:16
Epcot Cast have reported that the Stave Church Gallery in the Norway pavilion will be updating its exhibit.

The current "Norsk Kultur: Inspiration for Disney Frozen" exhibit is scheduled to close March 12, 2018 to be replaced by a new exhibit entitled "Gods of the Vikings". The new exhibit will feature artifacts depicting Norse deities such as Odin, Thor, Freyja and Loki.

The Norwegian America published an article at the end of 2017 discussing Disney gathering items for the new exhibit:

Quote: Originally Posted by The Norwegian American
A ninth-century sword, a magnificent drinking horn, a stunning hammer of Thor, a fearsome spearhead, fishing-related objects, and a horse rattle to keep trolls at bay and scare the enemy are all items being offered for display at Disney’s Epcot Center.

“We’ve been working with Disney for 11 to 12 years now. This is the third exhibition we’re preparing with them,” says Associate Professor Jon Anders Risvaag at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)’s Department of Archaeology and Cultural History, which is affiliated with the NTNU University Museum.

... The final selection of items to be loaned has not yet been decided, but a number of objects are good candidates. The 1,000-year-old sword got a grin when a Disney representative recently visited the museum and commented, “I feel like I’m 11 years old again!”

Risvaag says he recognizes that feeling himself. Although he has every reason to be a bit blasé after handling many of the museum’s historical objects for 20-some years, Risvaag still gets excited when he comes across something particularly special.

Now a new audience will be able to experience this excitement. Epcot welcomes more than 11 million visitors a year. About four million of them visit the Norwegian pavilion.

A sword to be included in the exhibit symbolizes the warrior Odin and is from Talsnes in Midtre Gauldal municipality. The sword is relatively solid for being over 1,000 years old, which is one of the reasons it’s actually allowed to make the trip to the U.S.

But Disney didn’t have carte blanche in selecting objects from the museum’s digital collection. “We have some of the items on exhibit here in the museum,” Risvaag says.

The brutal spearhead offered for the Disney exhibition is a reminder that some of these artifacts weren’t used for particularly pleasant purposes, but despite this fact—or maybe because of it—they fascinate people.

Buffalo horn

One of the most beautiful of the museum’s 27 drinking horns—a decorated buffalo horn—has been made available for the exhibit. Norway once imported buffalo horns specifically to make drinking horns.

This particular horn is newer than the Viking era, probably from the period 1300 to 1600 C.E. But although its history has disappeared over the years, it was made in much the same style as in earlier times. According to Risvaag, the horn was probably made for “drinking Yule,” an expression for a midwinter festival of feasting and drinking, as related in a 13th-century Icelandic saga.

This horn looks like it could still be used, unlike many of the older horns that are in much worse condition.

A hammer and a rattle

Another item offered is a beautiful hammer of Thor discovered northeast of Trondheim a couple of years ago. The object has such beautiful detail and is in such good condition that it could just as well be used today.

A metal rattle may seem benign just lying in place, but its use as described in the sagas tells a different story. We can’t quite know how it sounded when new, because it no longer clangs, but we know that Vikings attached rattles to horses’ harnesses to create a sound that would scare their enemies. An exact opening date for the new exhibit has not been announced. Attached Images  
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Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Information Please

Wed, 2018-02-28 00:27
Can anyone please point me in the right direction. I have trying to find out information about this. I am looking for pricing and what is included. How do you add extras. My daughter has been asking. She has been looking at videos and she saw where a girl got a big bag full of gifts. I am assuming this came from the family and not included in the package.

Thank you
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Wilderness Cabins...after renovations QUESTIONS

Tue, 2018-02-27 16:21
Good Day All,

Looking for input on:

Twin bed size for an adult human to sleep in?

Did you rent the golf cart and was it worth it?

The buses to parks? Troubles and loves?

Also the pros and cons of the cabins?

Thanks all!!
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Safeway for Grocery Delivery?

Tue, 2018-02-27 04:13
A friend asked me if you can send grocery deliveries from Safeway and wanted it know if they will be accepted at Disney hotels. Does anyone know if this is possible? Apparently it’s supposed to be cheaper than Garden Grocer. Anyone know??

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Help with planning a Disney vacation

Mon, 2018-02-26 23:33
So me and hubby want to visit Disney we are thinking January or March he has winter and spring break then and it’s not humid like the summer.

It would just be the two of us I’m in my mid 30s he just turned 40 we are looking for things to do besides just the parks like behind the scenes I’m a hobby baker and he’s a chef so we are looking for like a pastry and or cooking experience.

We want to visit all parks and I think we would spend one day in each park unless doing the hopper pass is a better deal. We also want to do the meal plans can two people on a budget do Disney?

Staying off property would make my husband more tempted to go fishing and shopping so I’d rather stay on property so he can experience all of Disney and not be distracted. I have been to Disney several
Times but he has been to Epcot only once and we didn’t have a full day to see everything

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Interactive wands at Universal

Mon, 2018-02-26 20:54
Can anyone provide a review of these interactive wands? How many different "stations" are there to use these wands? Just in the Harry Potter section of the park, right? Are there places to use them in both parks?

How interesting are these activities?

My son bought one on a school trip a few years ago . . Trying to determine if he has aged out of it or not. (Bought it age 12, now almost 15) We are going to WDW for the first time in 4 years, and this wand might be the only reason I leave WDW for a day and head to Universal.

Thanks for your input!
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You story mania?

Mon, 2018-02-26 09:15
Is this ride closed along with the Toy story land refurbs? Making fastpass ressies in a month so I need to start planning.
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