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Overnight refurbs at AK

Mon, 2018-04-02 12:44
A few months ago I rode Dinosaur and it was in terrible shape. Many AAs not working, sound was off, even the big dinosaur at the end didn’t come down. I’ve been riding this ride every couple weeks since and I was happy to see that things slowing were getting better. We rode it just last week and it was absolutely perfect. All effects were right on and the dinosaur chase now sounds like the dinosaur is chasing you.

I noticed the same thing at the It’s Tough to Be a Bug. The screen was blurry, Hopper didn’t come up at all and they were running a shorter version a few months ago. Now, it’s all like new again. All effects working.

Just goes to show you that Disney can refurb at night. They probably didn’t want to reduce park capacity during Spring Break, so they refurbished the ride at night. I wish they would do this with all the rides. It’s sad when a family only comes once every few years and rides are closed for refurbishment.
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Overnight refurbs at AK

Mon, 2018-04-02 12:44
A few months ago I rode Dinosaur and it was in terrible shape. Many AAs not working, sound was off, even the big dinosaur at the end didn’t come down. I’ve been riding this ride every couple weeks since and I was happy to see that things slowing were getting better. We rode it just last week and it was absolutely perfect. All effects were right on and the dinosaur chase now sounds like the dinosaur is chasing you.

I noticed the same thing at the It’s Tough to Be a Bug. The screen was blurry, Hopper didn’t come up at all and they were running a shorter version a few months ago. Now, it’s all like new again. All effects working.

Just goes to show you that Disney can refurb at night. They probably didn’t want to reduce park capacity during Spring Break, so they refurbished the ride at night. I wish they would do this with all the rides. It’s sad when a family only comes once every few years and rides are closed for refurbishment.
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180 + 10

Mon, 2018-04-02 03:20
Did they do away with the +10 if you are staying onsite? I can book up to 9/29/18, but I can't do anything after that.
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180 + 10

Mon, 2018-04-02 03:20
Did they do away with the +10 if you are staying onsite? I can book up to 9/29/18, but I can't do anything after that.
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April Campfire Movie Schedule

Sun, 2018-04-01 18:37
Greetings Campers
Are you visiting the World in April? If so, be sure to include an evening under the stars at the Fort Wilderness campfire in your plans. Roast marshmallows over a real campfire, join in the sing-a-long and be entertained by our nutty friends, Chip and Dale. Then enjoy a classic Disney movie. Fire lighting is at 7:30 pm nightly. The Sing-a-long starts at 8:00, and the movie starts at about 8:40. No reservations required, and admission is free to all Disney resort guests.

Here are your movies for April:

Apr 1 Zootopia (PG)
Apr 2 Bambi
Apr 3 Brother Bear
Apr 4 Treasure Planet (PG)
Apr 5 Melody Time
Apr 6 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Apr 7 The Jungle Book (2016) (PG)
Apr 8 Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Apr 9 The Fox and the Hound
Apr 10 The Rescuers
Apr 11 The Rescuers Down Under
Apr 12 Chicken Little
Apr 13 A Goofy Movie
Apr 14 Big Hero 6 (PG)
Apr 15 The Parent Trap (1998) (PG)
Apr 16 Bambi
Apr 17 Brother Bear
Apr 18 Treasure Planet (PG)
Apr 19 Melody Time
Apr 20 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Apr 21 The Jungle Book (2016) (PG)
Apr 22 Disneynature's "Bears"
Apr 23 The Fox and the Hound
Apr 24 The Rescuers
Apr 25 The Rescuers Down Under
Apr 26 Chicken Little
Apr 27 A Goofy Movie
Apr 28 Big Hero 6 (PG)
Apr 29 The Parent Trap (1998) (PG)
Apr 30 Bambi
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April Campfire Movie Schedule

Sun, 2018-04-01 18:37
Greetings Campers
Are you visiting the World in April? If so, be sure to include an evening under the stars at the Fort Wilderness campfire in your plans. Roast marshmallows over a real campfire, join in the sing-a-long and be entertained by our nutty friends, Chip and Dale. Then enjoy a classic Disney movie. Fire lighting is at 7:30 pm nightly. The Sing-a-long starts at 8:00, and the movie starts at about 8:40. No reservations required, and admission is free to all Disney resort guests.

Here are your movies for April:

Apr 1 Zootopia (PG)
Apr 2 Bambi
Apr 3 Brother Bear
Apr 4 Treasure Planet (PG)
Apr 5 Melody Time
Apr 6 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Apr 7 The Jungle Book (2016) (PG)
Apr 8 Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Apr 9 The Fox and the Hound
Apr 10 The Rescuers
Apr 11 The Rescuers Down Under
Apr 12 Chicken Little
Apr 13 A Goofy Movie
Apr 14 Big Hero 6 (PG)
Apr 15 The Parent Trap (1998) (PG)
Apr 16 Bambi
Apr 17 Brother Bear
Apr 18 Treasure Planet (PG)
Apr 19 Melody Time
Apr 20 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Apr 21 The Jungle Book (2016) (PG)
Apr 22 Disneynature's "Bears"
Apr 23 The Fox and the Hound
Apr 24 The Rescuers
Apr 25 The Rescuers Down Under
Apr 26 Chicken Little
Apr 27 A Goofy Movie
Apr 28 Big Hero 6 (PG)
Apr 29 The Parent Trap (1998) (PG)
Apr 30 Bambi
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Monorail headband?

Sun, 2018-04-01 13:56
Does anyone know where to get the monorail headband? I saw it on a you tube video. It’s a headband with monorail on each side by your ears. Thanks for your help!
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Monorail headband?

Sun, 2018-04-01 13:56
Does anyone know where to get the monorail headband? I saw it on a you tube video. It’s a headband with monorail on each side by your ears. Thanks for your help!
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Positive Quote Of The Day April 2018

Sun, 2018-04-01 12:56
*If you fail never give up because F-A-I-L means "First attempt in learning"




HAPPY EASTER!
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Specialty Drinks & Sweets are Blossoming at Morimoto Asia

Sun, 2018-04-01 00:02
Disney Springs has put the Sakura Festival event (now through April 15, 2018) at Morimoto Asia into their dining spotlight:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
Taking place at Morimoto Asia through April 15, 2018, the Sakura Festival celebrates the arrival of spring with a special focus on cherry blossoms.





... you can certainly enjoy special drinks, appetizers and desserts, all available for a limited-time. On the menu: locally-brewed Crooked Can Sakura Kolsh, Cherry Blossom Martini, Blue Cherry Cocktail, Chilled Panacea Oysters, and a Sakura and Peach Bavarian Dessert.
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Yet Another Reason to Always Book with Magical Journeys

Sat, 2018-03-31 21:03
Shout out to Jenn at Magical Journeys and yet another reason to always book with them. :number1:

Had my trip already booked with Magical Journeys when I lucked out and got a PIN Code for my dates.

When Jenn contacted Disney to apply the code, the system wasn't showing the advertised discount. Undeterred by the glitch, Jenn persisted and worked with Guest Services who were able to manually apply the discount advertised for the PIN code.

As someone who typically works 60+ hours a week, it was invaluable to have an advocate handling these types of issues on my behalf.

Just another example on how booking with Magical Journeys can make your vacation planning stress-free and get the most bang for your buck.
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River Roost lounge - dumb question

Sat, 2018-03-31 00:02
I'm pretty sure I know the answer but can't find any direct confirmation of it! I'm ASSUMING since this is a lounge that my 19 year old will not be able to accompany us? I know your legal drinking age is higher than ours (21 as opposed to 18) but here some pubs allow kids 16 and older as long as they aren't drinking....I don't know if that might be the case there as well.
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Pink, Rose Gold, & Pastels Are the Palette for Spring Sweets at Disneyland Resort

Fri, 2018-03-30 21:54
Throughout March, the Disneyland resort has put a sweet spotlight on some signature Spring Sweets:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disneyland Resort


These caramel apples are what spring dreams are made of! Get yours from Pooh Corner in Critter Country



The new Rose Gold Macaron from Clarabelle's Hand Scooped Ice Cream is almost too gorgeous to devour... almost.



Jazz up your day with some Watermelon Chili-Lime Beignets from Mint Julep Bar.
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Nearly 20 Year Old Dining Spot to Transform as Part of Pixar Fest

Fri, 2018-03-30 20:03
Disneyland park has announced another feature of Pixar Fest:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... For the duration of the festival, Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port in Disneyland park will transform into Alien Pizza Planet – “A Better Place.” The Aliens have sourced the finest ingredients from across the universe to deliver fresh, hot pizzas that are out of this world. A specialty of their home planet Pepperonia is a special pepperoni pizza topped with green peppers and mushrooms. They’ll also be cooking up a hearty cheeseburger pizza with ketchup, yellow mustard and pizza sauce on a sesame seed crust and topped with cheese, caramelized onions, diced tomatoes, slider patties, a house-made burger sauce, and pickles. Pixar Fest runs for a limited time, from April 13 through Sept. 3, 2018. This is the first significant (albeit purportedly temporary) re-theming of the space since Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port opened in Tommorowland in May 1998 replacing the Mission to Mars attraction.

The continuing operation of the Red Rose Tavern in Fantasyland should set an example that if the re-theming is popular it may remain after the conclusion of the associated seasonal event.

Although not mentioned specifically for this location in the announcement, it was previously announced "Little Green Men Macaroon" and the "Green Pesto Pasta" would be served in Tommorowland during the festival making it likely these will be two more features of the menu.




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Two Trendy Treats You Might Have Missed at Walt Disney World

Fri, 2018-03-30 16:03
Earlier this month, Walt Disney World highlighted two trendy treats at two out-of-the-way dining spots:

Quote: Originally Posted by Walt Disney World Resort


A Unicorn Cupcake, covered with sparkle and filled with confetti is sure to add magic to your day! This Strawberry Lemonade flavored creation can be found at Disney's All Star Music Resort!


Harambe Village offers a welcoming atmosphere to explore many sights, sounds, and hard-to-ignore scents! If you’re smelling something sweet, it might be this irresistible chocolate waffle found at Tamu Tamu Refreshments! Attached Images   
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Hop On Over to Walt Disney World for These Easter Sweets

Thu, 2018-03-29 23:24
Walt Disney World has announced a seasonal selection of cupcakes to celebrate Easter 2018:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts


... if you’re looking for some more tasty Easter treats, we’ve got a few special cupcakes that you’ll want to know about. At Epcot, you’ll find Easter cupcakes at Fountain View and Sunshine Seasons. Fountain View’s cupcake will be available on March 30–April 2. This chocolate cupcake has a marshmallow filling and is topped with buttercream icing. Sunshine Seasons’ cupcake features an adorable fondant bunny with buttercream, cookies and cream crumble, and jelly beans all on top of a vanilla cupcake, and will only be available on April 1.

Intermission Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort will feature a Marshmallow Chick Cupcake through April 8. This yellow cupcake is filled with marshmallow ganache and topped with marshmallow grass and a marshmallow chick!


At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you’ll find another bunny-themed vanilla cupcake through April 2. This Springtime Cupcake comes with raspberry filling and is topped with buttercream frosting and white chocolate bunny ears. It will be served at The Trolley Car Café, Rosie’s All-American Café, Fairfax Fare, and ABC Commissary.

Creature Comforts at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park will be serving up an Easter Cupcake on April 1. This vanilla cupcake is filled with key lime curd and is topped with coconut buttercream and cute little fondant eggs.
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Photo Pass/Memory Maker

Thu, 2018-03-29 20:45
I'm a little confused by the whole Photo Pass/Memory Maker thing. I THINK that Photo Pass is the actually photographer and pictures that you can purchase seperately, and that Memory Maker is something you can buy so you can download all the pictures without needing to pay for them seperately? Is that a good way of looking at it or am I confused?

The last time I was in the parks I had an annual pass, which included the Memory Maker. I know that when we got our pictures taken they showed up almost immediately on the MDE app and we could view them, email them, share them, etc. Is that BECAUSE we had Memory Maker and if we didn't have it would we not be able to see them? Or do they just show up when they scan your Magic Band, they link it to your MDE account and those pictures just get linked as part of Photo Pass. And if that's the case, that I can already view and save the pictures to my phone without Memory Maker, then what's the point of the product? We're planning on purchasing Memory Maker for our trip, but I'm just trying to figure out what we're actually buying.

Thanks so much!
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Rainforest Cafe or Planet Hollywood???

Thu, 2018-03-29 15:44
We are trying to decide between these two restaurants. What do you guys like better?? We have been to Rainforest before but its been a while. We have not been to Planet Hollywood and we do not have either of these restaurants at home.
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Olivia’s Cafe to Host DVC Wine Tasting Begining April 15, 2018

Thu, 2018-03-29 00:44
Walt Disney World has announced a DVC Wine Testing Event beginning April 2018:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
Olivia Farnsworth, legendary founder of Olivia’s Café at Disney’s Old Key West Resort, is among the inspirations behind a weekly wine-tasting experience that’ll begin serving Disney Vacation Club Members at the restaurant on April 15 as part of Membership Magic.

... The new Disney Vacation Club wine-tasting experience at Disney’s Old Key West Resort, scheduled to accommodate as many as 20 Members (ages 21 or older) each Sunday (excluding holidays) from 3-4 p.m. at Olivia’s Cafe, will further explore the legend of Olivia Farnsworth and the resort that surrounds her namesake restaurant, all while Members enjoy a sampling of wines accompanied by bite-sized foods. The price of $30 a person includes tax and gratuity.

Call Member Services for more details or reservations.
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And the Next Trendy Minnie Mouse Ears Are .....

Thu, 2018-03-29 00:40
– millennial pink!

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts


... A millennial pink {Minnie Mouse Ear} headband will first debut exclusively at World of Disney in Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort {April 1, 2018} .

Additional locations at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts will carry the sequined headband starting in mid-April. Attached Images  
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