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Rider Switch and FP+

Thu, 2017-03-09 19:02
Help me understand the Rider Switch.

Can't you technically get twice as many FP+s? For example, get Soarin FP for dad and older child. Mom gets FP for her and older child for Test Track. And then the just use Rider Switch while one stays with the baby.

Is this frowned upon?
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Rider Switch and FP+

Thu, 2017-03-09 19:02
Help me understand the Rider Switch.

Can't you technically get twice as many FP+s? For example, get Soarin FP for dad and older child. Mom gets FP for her and older child for Test Track. And then the just use Rider Switch while one stays with the baby.

Is this frowned upon?
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Additional FP+

Thu, 2017-03-09 18:37
I haven't visited since the FP+ came around so it is all new to me. I've been following posts here and reading and I think I have an understanding.

I understand the basics of it. I can book 3 FP+ per day and can only pre-book them in the same park. I am staying onsite so the 60 day timeframe applies.

I've read conflicting info about booking additional FP+ and have a couple questions.

1. Do I have to use all 3 FP+ before trying to book more for the day? Or Can I try after using the 1st FP+ (with 2 remaining booked and unused)?
2. Can I be in MK and book a 4th FP+ at AK on the MDE app then hop over the AK to use the FP?
3. What's the likelihood that FP+ are available to book for a 4th or 5th and for what attractions? I'm assuming the big ones -- Frozen, Soarin', Test Track, etc. -- won't be available but would maybe Pirates of the Carribean or Haunted Mansion or Peter Pan? If you have been able to do this what was available for you?

Thanks for your help!
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Additional FP+

Thu, 2017-03-09 18:37
I haven't visited since the FP+ came around so it is all new to me. I've been following posts here and reading and I think I have an understanding.

I understand the basics of it. I can book 3 FP+ per day and can only pre-book them in the same park. I am staying onsite so the 60 day timeframe applies.

I've read conflicting info about booking additional FP+ and have a couple questions.

1. Do I have to use all 3 FP+ before trying to book more for the day? Or Can I try after using the 1st FP+ (with 2 remaining booked and unused)?
2. Can I be in MK and book a 4th FP+ at AK on the MDE app then hop over the AK to use the FP?
3. What's the likelihood that FP+ are available to book for a 4th or 5th and for what attractions? I'm assuming the big ones -- Frozen, Soarin', Test Track, etc. -- won't be available but would maybe Pirates of the Carribean or Haunted Mansion or Peter Pan? If you have been able to do this what was available for you?

Thanks for your help!
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Buffet Pricing

Thu, 2017-03-09 18:35
Anyone know how to find out the cost of the buffets for specific trip dates?

This "flexible" pricing scheme is driving me batty for budget planning.
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Buffet Pricing

Thu, 2017-03-09 18:35
Anyone know how to find out the cost of the buffets for specific trip dates?

This "flexible" pricing scheme is driving me batty for budget planning.
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Epcot dining: Restaurant Marrakesh vs. Spice Road table for lunch?

Thu, 2017-03-09 17:15
Hey guys will only be in WDW for a day and spending it in Epcot. We are planning to have "dinner" at the booths of the Flower and Garden Festival so only need to worry about lunch. We've eaten at the World Showcase quite a few times but never tried any restaurants in Morocco. Want a sit down not quick service so narrowed it down to these two. Thoughts? Thanks.
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Epcot dining: Restaurant Marrakesh vs. Spice Road table for lunch?

Thu, 2017-03-09 17:15
Hey guys will only be in WDW for a day and spending it in Epcot. We are planning to have "dinner" at the booths of the Flower and Garden Festival so only need to worry about lunch. We've eaten at the World Showcase quite a few times but never tried any restaurants in Morocco. Want a sit down not quick service so narrowed it down to these two. Thoughts? Thanks.
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Has anyone ever sold points?

Thu, 2017-03-09 17:10
This year we had a little excess so we sold some points. ( we paid for rooms in AoA without points and then stayed at Vero with points but had a bunch left)

My question is :

I know we will be taxed, but does anyone know the rate and how much I should put aside?

Example if I made $2000.00 is 40% the tax rate ? or is it less?


thanks for any help with this!
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Has anyone ever sold points?

Thu, 2017-03-09 17:10
This year we had a little excess so we sold some points. ( we paid for rooms in AoA without points and then stayed at Vero with points but had a bunch left)

My question is :

I know we will be taxed, but does anyone know the rate and how much I should put aside?

Example if I made $2000.00 is 40% the tax rate ? or is it less?


thanks for any help with this!
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Long Weekend Pre-Trip Report

Thu, 2017-03-09 16:13
I should be working on our corporate taxes but this is more fun :)

Cast-JanetMegan-39-AP holder this year, many trips
My hubby Leslie, Disney Skeptic-53-3rd trip

I have been wanting to get down for the Flower and Garden festival for a few years now and with having an AP this year it seemed like the right time. I was a little surprised my hubby (Mr. anti-Disney in the past) volunteered to come along. Maybe I am slowly converting him. We plan on leaving early next Thursday morning and spending 5 nights at Wilderness Lodge and I bought him a 4 day hopper. I'm trying to keep it a little low key with plenty of afternoon breaks as I think it could be a busy Spring Break kind of time. Here are our brief plans-

Thursday March 16th-Drive down arriving about 1pm, check in and spend some time at the pool and relaxing. Evening plans include hotel/bar/monorail crawl and dinner at The Wave at 7pm and possibly catch Wishes from a boat ride.

Friday March 17th-Up for rope drop at AK, FP for the morning, maybe lunch there? Then head somewhere else for the afternoon, either MK or Epcot depending on crowds. Late afternoon break followed by dinner at Ohana at 8pm.

Saturday March 18th-Rope Drop at the Studios with no FP-hope to squeeze in Toy Story, ToT and RnRc before it gets too busy. Then headed to Epcot for afternoon FP and dinner at Via Napoli at 7:30 with the intent to watch Illuminations after.

Sunday March 19th-Rope Drop at MK with some fast passed scatter throughout the morning and early afternoon. Walk to Brunch at California Grill at 11:40am and then back to MK for awhile before an afternoon hotel break and should be able to see wishes from Cali Grill later in the evening with our Brunch receipt.

Monday March 20th-Epcot all day, FP for Frozen and a couple others. Back to the hotel in the evening to pack and dinner at Whispering Canyon.

Tuesday-Drive home, be sad.
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Long Weekend Pre-Trip Report

Thu, 2017-03-09 16:13
I should be working on our corporate taxes but this is more fun :)

Cast-JanetMegan-39-AP holder this year, many trips
My hubby Leslie, Disney Skeptic-53-3rd trip

I have been wanting to get down for the Flower and Garden festival for a few years now and with having an AP this year it seemed like the right time. I was a little surprised my hubby (Mr. anti-Disney in the past) volunteered to come along. Maybe I am slowly converting him. We plan on leaving early next Thursday morning and spending 5 nights at Wilderness Lodge and I bought him a 4 day hopper. I'm trying to keep it a little low key with plenty of afternoon breaks as I think it could be a busy Spring Break kind of time. Here are our brief plans-

Thursday March 16th-Drive down arriving about 1pm, check in and spend some time at the pool and relaxing. Evening plans include hotel/bar/monorail crawl and dinner at The Wave at 7pm and possibly catch Wishes from a boat ride.

Friday March 17th-Up for rope drop at AK, FP for the morning, maybe lunch there? Then head somewhere else for the afternoon, either MK or Epcot depending on crowds. Late afternoon break followed by dinner at Ohana at 8pm.

Saturday March 18th-Rope Drop at the Studios with no FP-hope to squeeze in Toy Story, ToT and RnRc before it gets too busy. Then headed to Epcot for afternoon FP and dinner at Via Napoli at 7:30 with the intent to watch Illuminations after.

Sunday March 19th-Rope Drop at MK with some fast passed scatter throughout the morning and early afternoon. Walk to Brunch at California Grill at 11:40am and then back to MK for awhile before an afternoon hotel break and should be able to see wishes from Cali Grill later in the evening with our Brunch receipt.

Monday March 20th-Epcot all day, FP for Frozen and a couple others. Back to the hotel in the evening to pack and dinner at Whispering Canyon.

Tuesday-Drive home, be sad.
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Chip (Beauty and the Beast) purse?

Thu, 2017-03-09 15:32
Does anyone know where they sell the new Chip purse online? I saw pics of it on instagram and want to purchase one. It is Chip with the purse zipper around top of his head. Has anyone else seen this?
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Chip (Beauty and the Beast) purse?

Thu, 2017-03-09 15:32
Does anyone know where they sell the new Chip purse online? I saw pics of it on instagram and want to purchase one. It is Chip with the purse zipper around top of his head. Has anyone else seen this?
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Park hopper, fast pass?

Thu, 2017-03-09 14:56
Do you still have to book all your fast passes in the same Park? Can you book 2 in one park and one in another?
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Park hopper, fast pass?

Thu, 2017-03-09 14:56
Do you still have to book all your fast passes in the same Park? Can you book 2 in one park and one in another?
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For the First Time In Forever?

Wed, 2017-03-08 21:41
Is this just the replacement for the Narnia thing? Is it good?
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Alcohol added to Magic Kingdom Restaurants

Wed, 2017-03-08 19:50
Are there any updated menus that show what alcohol options have been added to the Magic Kingdom Table Service restaurants? Everything I am finding pre-dates the December 2016 change. I was just curious to see what was added.

Thanks!
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Possible last minute day trip

Wed, 2017-03-08 17:54
Hi everyone!
I've been away too long!

I'm in the Orlando area to help out family. It was a last minute trip.

I'm considering going to the Epcot flower and garden show for one day. I've never been have been wanting to for years. I'm trying to figure out logistics. Long story short, it's complicated.

I could go tomorrow if I can find transportation from Daytona and back. My other option is to try and go Friday when my family moves to a hotel in Orlando that morning.

How are crowds? Will thursday be better than Friday? I won't be able to arrive at the park at opending either day.

I would appreciate any thoughts, tips or ideas.

Thanks in advance!
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DVC Holding ?

Wed, 2017-03-08 17:15
Unfortunately, we may have to cancel or modify our upcoming vacation in April....can someone explain a holding account and how it works? I read some online but it is a little confusing. :confused:
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