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Does Extra Magic Morning affect crowds for the day?

Wed, 2017-10-25 18:17
I think that's what it's called. The one you have to purchase and comes with breakfast. The only day I could get us BOG lunch ADRs and it's a EMM. I'm trying to find out if this impacts the park once it's open for everyone.
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Does Extra Magic Morning affect crowds for the day?

Wed, 2017-10-25 18:17
I think that's what it's called. The one you have to purchase and comes with breakfast. The only day I could get us BOG lunch ADRs and it's a EMM. I'm trying to find out if this impacts the park once it's open for everyone.
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Hallowishes timie?

Wed, 2017-10-25 14:57
I'm thinking about trying to watch this from ticket and transportation or Ply beach. What time to they normally set off the fireworks? Thanks.
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Hallowishes timie?

Wed, 2017-10-25 14:57
I'm thinking about trying to watch this from ticket and transportation or Ply beach. What time to they normally set off the fireworks? Thanks.
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Your Favorite Disney Vacation Memory EVER?

Wed, 2017-10-25 14:32
This has probably been a thread before, but I can't remember when. Just thought it would be fun.

I think the one I will share is the time I got to play Guitar Hero with Stitch.

Some of my family was riding Space Mountain, but my youngest daughter couldn't go, and I volunteered to stay off with her. It was early in the day, and the MK wasn't terribly busy. She and I hopped on the Peoplemover, and as it was circling around the plaza between Space Mountain and Astro Orbiter, we saw that Stitch was down there taking photos. When we got off of the Peoplemover, we headed over there, but as we got in the short line, the handler said that Stitch had to go take a break, and he'd be back out later.

So, we wandered over to the exit of Space Mountain, back when there was an arcade in there. As we wandered around the Space Mountain gift shop, Stitch (and his handler) came in. Stitch walked over to Guitar Hero and picked up a guitar. His handler went to the CMs working there, and talked to them for a minute. They went over to Guitar Hero, opened up the money box, and pressed a button to start a new game. The handler then came over to me and said, "Stitch wants to play against you in Guitar Hero." So, I walked over to the game, picked up the other guitar, and started.

It was a rough start, because I hadn't played GH in a while, but I got in a rythym and when it was over, I had destroyed Stitch. Of course, you can't play Guitar Hero while wearing Stitch gloves, so of course I was going to win. After it was over, Stitch bowed to me as if to say, "I'm not worthy!" and then gave me a high five and left the arcade.

It was just a different, cool moment with a character. We have had so many great character interactions in the past, including this one from our past vacation while we were sequestered at Old Key West. It was during the lead-up to Hurricane Irma. My daughter was trying to do make-up schoolwork when Dale decided to help.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGbkWyKBhwo
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Your Favorite Disney Vacation Memory EVER?

Wed, 2017-10-25 14:32
This has probably been a thread before, but I can't remember when. Just thought it would be fun.

I think the one I will share is the time I got to play Guitar Hero with Stitch.

Some of my family was riding Space Mountain, but my youngest daughter couldn't go, and I volunteered to stay off with her. It was early in the day, and the MK wasn't terribly busy. She and I hopped on the Peoplemover, and as it was circling around the plaza between Space Mountain and Astro Orbiter, we saw that Stitch was down there taking photos. When we got off of the Peoplemover, we headed over there, but as we got in the short line, the handler said that Stitch had to go take a break, and he'd be back out later.

So, we wandered over to the exit of Space Mountain, back when there was an arcade in there. As we wandered around the Space Mountain gift shop, Stitch (and his handler) came in. Stitch walked over to Guitar Hero and picked up a guitar. His handler went to the CMs working there, and talked to them for a minute. They went over to Guitar Hero, opened up the money box, and pressed a button to start a new game. The handler then came over to me and said, "Stitch wants to play against you in Guitar Hero." So, I walked over to the game, picked up the other guitar, and started.

It was a rough start, because I hadn't played GH in a while, but I got in a rythym and when it was over, I had destroyed Stitch. Of course, you can't play Guitar Hero while wearing Stitch gloves, so of course I was going to win. After it was over, Stitch bowed to me as if to say, "I'm not worthy!" and then gave me a high five and left the arcade.

It was just a different, cool moment with a character. We have had so many great character interactions in the past, including this one from our past vacation while we were sequestered at Old Key West. It was during the lead-up to Hurricane Irma. My daughter was trying to do make-up schoolwork when Dale decided to help.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGbkWyKBhwo
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Italy and Med Cruise Day 14-Final Sea Day

Wed, 2017-10-25 14:13
It was the last day-wahhhh. I always see this as a chance to eat and drink as much as I can-ha ha! Bloody Mark in the morning, extra snacks at lunch, you get the picture. I went ahead and packed this morning so I wouldn't have to think about it and then spent the rest of the day hanging out with new friends, checking out the ship and reading (finishing) a book I had been working on. We tried to convince our cabin steward Joe and our waiters to come home with us but no luck. The cruise was over.

The next morning we woke at 5am to loud noises as we docked and a lot of commotion outside but I think it was fairly normal for the ship coming back into the home port. Mom and Dad ate breakfast and we hauled all our own bags off the ship at 7am for a pre arranged private shuttle to the airport (about an hour.) Because of traffic our driver took us kind of back country roads and I was slightly fearful we were being kidnapped but finally I saw some planes overhead and figured we might be ok.

Security at the Rome airport is NO JOKE. We walked through and showed our passport at least 4 times and made a VERY long walk to our terminal and gate. Mom and Dad left about 11am and my flight was about noon. (non stop to Atlanta.) Much longer this time (11 hours) and being daylight the whole time it wasn't appro to pop a sleeping pill this time so to me it seemed like it took FOREVER! Finally landed in Atlanta Friday night at 5pm and took about an hour to get through Customs and get bags, shuttle to Marta (train) and then hubby picked me up at a station closer to home. Walked in the door at home at 8pm-a very long day!!

It was an amazing trip and if anyone has any questions about the ports feel free to PM me so I be sure to see them!
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Italy and Med Cruise Day 14-Final Sea Day

Wed, 2017-10-25 14:13
It was the last day-wahhhh. I always see this as a chance to eat and drink as much as I can-ha ha! Bloody Mark in the morning, extra snacks at lunch, you get the picture. I went ahead and packed this morning so I wouldn't have to think about it and then spent the rest of the day hanging out with new friends, checking out the ship and reading (finishing) a book I had been working on. We tried to convince our cabin steward Joe and our waiters to come home with us but no luck. The cruise was over.

The next morning we woke at 5am to loud noises as we docked and a lot of commotion outside but I think it was fairly normal for the ship coming back into the home port. Mom and Dad ate breakfast and we hauled all our own bags off the ship at 7am for a pre arranged private shuttle to the airport (about an hour.) Because of traffic our driver took us kind of back country roads and I was slightly fearful we were being kidnapped but finally I saw some planes overhead and figured we might be ok.

Security at the Rome airport is NO JOKE. We walked through and showed our passport at least 4 times and made a VERY long walk to our terminal and gate. Mom and Dad left about 11am and my flight was about noon. (non stop to Atlanta.) Much longer this time (11 hours) and being daylight the whole time it wasn't appro to pop a sleeping pill this time so to me it seemed like it took FOREVER! Finally landed in Atlanta Friday night at 5pm and took about an hour to get through Customs and get bags, shuttle to Marta (train) and then hubby picked me up at a station closer to home. Walked in the door at home at 8pm-a very long day!!

It was an amazing trip and if anyone has any questions about the ports feel free to PM me so I be sure to see them!
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Italy and Med Cruise Day 13-Ibiza, Spain

Wed, 2017-10-25 14:07
Our last port was the island of Ibiza, a holiday location for people all over the U.K. and Europe. The day was partly cloudy and just comfortably warm with cool breezes. We took a shuttle to the city (learned our lesson finally) and walked a bit around the harbor before our 10:30 am Food Tour. We saw some pretty big yachts but the guide said later those were the little ones!

Our guide was Karen from Newcastle England, living just now with her husband in Ibiza. It's been quite an experience for them. Neither of them are working in their fields of training but they are enjoying it. She does about 3-4 tours a week. They have 3 just grown kids back in England.

There was a larger group that they divided between the three guides. So Karen had us, the couple we had Segwayed with, Bill and Vicki, and 4 others. We went to a total of eight different local places and tried pastries, sausages, jamon (special ham) and cheese, tapas (finger snacks - one tasted like sloppy joes on toast!) and different drinks each place. Coffee, tea, porter, beer, water and alcohols. One place was just a tea room run by a very gracious but quirky character. We were in and out of the places all over the greater port area for about 5 hours. It was very interesting and Karen was fun as our tour guide. I'd very highly recommend Food Tours Ibiza.

We took the shuttle back to the ship one last time and mom got onboard but Dad and I decided to walk down this long walkway adjacent to our ship to snap some pictures. Even though there we no signs saying we couldn't do this we got about 3/4 of the way down and security came at us from the other direction. They were gracious enough to let us snap a selfie before they escorted us all the way back to the ship (oops).

Final sail away is always bittersweet...Next up a final sea day!
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Italy and Med Cruise Day 13-Ibiza, Spain

Wed, 2017-10-25 14:07
Our last port was the island of Ibiza, a holiday location for people all over the U.K. and Europe. The day was partly cloudy and just comfortably warm with cool breezes. We took a shuttle to the city (learned our lesson finally) and walked a bit around the harbor before our 10:30 am Food Tour. We saw some pretty big yachts but the guide said later those were the little ones!

Our guide was Karen from Newcastle England, living just now with her husband in Ibiza. It's been quite an experience for them. Neither of them are working in their fields of training but they are enjoying it. She does about 3-4 tours a week. They have 3 just grown kids back in England.

There was a larger group that they divided between the three guides. So Karen had us, the couple we had Segwayed with, Bill and Vicki, and 4 others. We went to a total of eight different local places and tried pastries, sausages, jamon (special ham) and cheese, tapas (finger snacks - one tasted like sloppy joes on toast!) and different drinks each place. Coffee, tea, porter, beer, water and alcohols. One place was just a tea room run by a very gracious but quirky character. We were in and out of the places all over the greater port area for about 5 hours. It was very interesting and Karen was fun as our tour guide. I'd very highly recommend Food Tours Ibiza.

We took the shuttle back to the ship one last time and mom got onboard but Dad and I decided to walk down this long walkway adjacent to our ship to snap some pictures. Even though there we no signs saying we couldn't do this we got about 3/4 of the way down and security came at us from the other direction. They were gracious enough to let us snap a selfie before they escorted us all the way back to the ship (oops).

Final sail away is always bittersweet...Next up a final sea day!
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Italy and Med Cruise Day 12-Cartagena, Spain

Wed, 2017-10-25 14:02
The next day was Cartagena (car-ta-HAY-na). We had a beautiful day. We had signed up with others from the ship for a private tour. We rode the bus about 40 mins away to Murcia (MOOR-see-a). We visited a very small but exquisite Sanctuary to the Virgin Mary and then went to the town. The guide walked us through the town pointing out older buildings with interesting architecture. We toured an amazing Cathedral and the little town of Murcia was really cute (better than Cartagena really.) We had a little free time for a snack only even tho it was noon and then back on the bus to Cartagena.

There we walked some more, past some buildings and to a fairly recently discovered Roman theater and past other excavations they are currently working on. By this point we were very near the ship (no need for a shuttle today) and some people were just hungry, hot, thirsty and tired. She kept telling us the plan was to give us free time from 2 to 3 to get lunch, like they do in Spain, but some folks were done. So about 6 of 15 left. Then at 2:00, Dad left to eat on the ship. Me and Mom tried to find something but there were no quick places, only sit-down and we didn't think there was enough time. Mom finally grabbed a burger at a Burger King. We had a very hard time finding bathrooms. The guide told us we were going up to the high point of the city in the bus at the end so we got back on at 3 but he just made a circle of the city center without stopping. If we'd known, we'd have left too. There were more interesting things to see in Cartagena and if we ever come back we will just see those on our own.

Back on the ship, I finally ate a late lunch (about 4pm) and Dad kept me company and Mom grabbed a quick shower before our Concierge Class special event to watch us sail away on the helipad. It was supposed to happen in Gibraltar but it was too windy. It was fun and an interesting sailout. Then it was more showers and the show for some. It was formal night, or excuse me, Evening Chic, or Chick night as our waiter pronounced it. We had excellent service every night from Peter (India) and Dirk (St. Vincent) but some of the appetizers and entrees just didn't come up to par, we thought. They did several really interesting things up in the Buffet, both for lunch and some dinners, either special food, like frying Sea Bass or offering peeled boiled shrimp at lunch and a giant cake among the desserts. Of course the one night we ate up there, there was nothing special.

Getting a little tired of traveling but at the same time not ready to return to reality-next up last port of Ibiza!
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Italy and Med Cruise Day 12-Cartagena, Spain

Wed, 2017-10-25 14:02
The next day was Cartagena (car-ta-HAY-na). We had a beautiful day. We had signed up with others from the ship for a private tour. We rode the bus about 40 mins away to Murcia (MOOR-see-a). We visited a very small but exquisite Sanctuary to the Virgin Mary and then went to the town. The guide walked us through the town pointing out older buildings with interesting architecture. We toured an amazing Cathedral and the little town of Murcia was really cute (better than Cartagena really.) We had a little free time for a snack only even tho it was noon and then back on the bus to Cartagena.

There we walked some more, past some buildings and to a fairly recently discovered Roman theater and past other excavations they are currently working on. By this point we were very near the ship (no need for a shuttle today) and some people were just hungry, hot, thirsty and tired. She kept telling us the plan was to give us free time from 2 to 3 to get lunch, like they do in Spain, but some folks were done. So about 6 of 15 left. Then at 2:00, Dad left to eat on the ship. Me and Mom tried to find something but there were no quick places, only sit-down and we didn't think there was enough time. Mom finally grabbed a burger at a Burger King. We had a very hard time finding bathrooms. The guide told us we were going up to the high point of the city in the bus at the end so we got back on at 3 but he just made a circle of the city center without stopping. If we'd known, we'd have left too. There were more interesting things to see in Cartagena and if we ever come back we will just see those on our own.

Back on the ship, I finally ate a late lunch (about 4pm) and Dad kept me company and Mom grabbed a quick shower before our Concierge Class special event to watch us sail away on the helipad. It was supposed to happen in Gibraltar but it was too windy. It was fun and an interesting sailout. Then it was more showers and the show for some. It was formal night, or excuse me, Evening Chic, or Chick night as our waiter pronounced it. We had excellent service every night from Peter (India) and Dirk (St. Vincent) but some of the appetizers and entrees just didn't come up to par, we thought. They did several really interesting things up in the Buffet, both for lunch and some dinners, either special food, like frying Sea Bass or offering peeled boiled shrimp at lunch and a giant cake among the desserts. Of course the one night we ate up there, there was nothing special.

Getting a little tired of traveling but at the same time not ready to return to reality-next up last port of Ibiza!
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Italy and Med Cruise Day 11-Gibraltar, UK

Wed, 2017-10-25 13:58
Gibraltar is a small island bordered by Spain and across a channel from Morocco (Africa) that is owned by the UK. The airstrip separates them from Spain and it was a very interesting spot. Home of the Rock of Gibraltar which stood over our ship imposingly as we came into port on a slightly stormy morning. We had changed our tour to afternoon so we could get a little more rest in the morning and it was a good thing we did. This strange dark cloud hung over the coastline most of the day. Our tour driver called it a Lavante (sp?) and said it was partially caused by the location of the rock on the coast and that the cloud could hang out there for a couple weeks even.

I skipped breakfast and Mom and Dad walked into town for a bit and then we all had an early lunch before meeting up with our ship's sponsored tour. We were in a small van (which looked like it would hold about 12 people) and there were 19 of us! Tight fit. They drove us out to see the lighthouse where normally you can see Africa but it was too cloudy. Then we drove to the peak of St. Michaels' Cave and spent some time in the cave and hanging out with the monkeys. The monkeys are everywhere and are known for stealing people's things. They only pulled my hair so I was lucky but we heard tales back on the ship of people losing purses, jewelry and even glasses to the monkeys.

Then they drove us to the uphill path to the Siege Tunnels. We walked up and entered and learned how they had created the tunnels by hand and dynamite back in the 1800s. They had lots of holes to shoot canon out of. They were used all the way through WWII but only for observation of ships and enemy movements then. We had gone quite a ways down into the tunnels and then realized we had to walk back up. We got our steps in that day for sure, and actually most other days as well!

Back to the ship right at sail-away and some nice views of dolphins swimming along with us as we left port.

Another night with pretty much the same story-food, drink, casino ;) I'm a creature of habit.
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Italy and Med Cruise Day 11-Gibraltar, UK

Wed, 2017-10-25 13:58
Gibraltar is a small island bordered by Spain and across a channel from Morocco (Africa) that is owned by the UK. The airstrip separates them from Spain and it was a very interesting spot. Home of the Rock of Gibraltar which stood over our ship imposingly as we came into port on a slightly stormy morning. We had changed our tour to afternoon so we could get a little more rest in the morning and it was a good thing we did. This strange dark cloud hung over the coastline most of the day. Our tour driver called it a Lavante (sp?) and said it was partially caused by the location of the rock on the coast and that the cloud could hang out there for a couple weeks even.

I skipped breakfast and Mom and Dad walked into town for a bit and then we all had an early lunch before meeting up with our ship's sponsored tour. We were in a small van (which looked like it would hold about 12 people) and there were 19 of us! Tight fit. They drove us out to see the lighthouse where normally you can see Africa but it was too cloudy. Then we drove to the peak of St. Michaels' Cave and spent some time in the cave and hanging out with the monkeys. The monkeys are everywhere and are known for stealing people's things. They only pulled my hair so I was lucky but we heard tales back on the ship of people losing purses, jewelry and even glasses to the monkeys.

Then they drove us to the uphill path to the Siege Tunnels. We walked up and entered and learned how they had created the tunnels by hand and dynamite back in the 1800s. They had lots of holes to shoot canon out of. They were used all the way through WWII but only for observation of ships and enemy movements then. We had gone quite a ways down into the tunnels and then realized we had to walk back up. We got our steps in that day for sure, and actually most other days as well!

Back to the ship right at sail-away and some nice views of dolphins swimming along with us as we left port.

Another night with pretty much the same story-food, drink, casino ;) I'm a creature of habit.
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Italy and Med Cruise Day 10-Malaga, Spain

Wed, 2017-10-25 13:50
We docked to a really beautiful day in Malaga. We had to take a short ship provided shuttle through the industrial area of the port and then decided to skip the paid shuttle into town and walk in (mistake). It was quite a long walk and we were almost late to our 10:30 Segway tour. We toured for two hours with Segway Malaga where we had a wonderful English speaking guide from Switzerland (go figure). We toured all over the city and rode up this GIANT hill for views out (I felt bad for all the people walking it.) After hurting my ankle a few nights back though standing on that Segway got a little uncomfortable so when we were done we decided to walk back to the ship. I was pooped by the time we got back and we ate a relaxing long lunch in the buffet just hanging out and talking and resting. We debated going back to town but it was such a long way and the shuttle was a little pricey so we just hung out. I hit the hot tub and spent time reading in the Solarium. It was a beautiful warm day and it was nice to relax a bit.

Mom and I went to the show (which was a mix of songs by the ship's performers sung solo-pretty good.) And then cocktail time, casino time and an unlisted special at dinner, a Indian dish I had never heard of which was AMAZING!

Next Up-Gibratar.
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Italy and Med Cruise Day 10-Malaga, Spain

Wed, 2017-10-25 13:50
We docked to a really beautiful day in Malaga. We had to take a short ship provided shuttle through the industrial area of the port and then decided to skip the paid shuttle into town and walk in (mistake). It was quite a long walk and we were almost late to our 10:30 Segway tour. We toured for two hours with Segway Malaga where we had a wonderful English speaking guide from Switzerland (go figure). We toured all over the city and rode up this GIANT hill for views out (I felt bad for all the people walking it.) After hurting my ankle a few nights back though standing on that Segway got a little uncomfortable so when we were done we decided to walk back to the ship. I was pooped by the time we got back and we ate a relaxing long lunch in the buffet just hanging out and talking and resting. We debated going back to town but it was such a long way and the shuttle was a little pricey so we just hung out. I hit the hot tub and spent time reading in the Solarium. It was a beautiful warm day and it was nice to relax a bit.

Mom and I went to the show (which was a mix of songs by the ship's performers sung solo-pretty good.) And then cocktail time, casino time and an unlisted special at dinner, a Indian dish I had never heard of which was AMAZING!

Next Up-Gibratar.
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Thoughts on ICOT 20 Preface and Day 1

Wed, 2017-10-25 03:03
Preface: It's been a long time since I've written one of these. Since we've moved down here and usually only make day trips, it doesn't seem necessary. However, since I spent a few consecutive days with some fabulous Intercotees, I thought I could write up a quick report.

Accomodations: Home sweet home. I wanted to stay on property, but waited a little too long and could not find a single reasonably priced room. For a garden view at the Poly for 2 nights was over 900.00 with a cast member discount, over 1200.00 without.

The plan: To attend as many of the scheduled meets as possible with my personal

Cast: Me (Heather)
DH (Ron)
DD#3 (Emily)
DD#4 (Hallie)

And meeting up and enjoying time with the Intercot cast

What really happened: Ron's normal days off are Friday and Saturday. He took a vacation day for Sunday and we were good to go....until....he got home on Thursday night and they needed him to come in for overtime on Fri. and Sat. Oh well, still had Sunday right?

October 12, 2017

Since Ron had to be up early the next day, I headed over to Disney Springs for the meet up at Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar. I was a little early so I took a boat ride to Old Key West and Back. I saw a post on Facebook, that Gale and Marci were there already so I went right over after that. We talked for quite a while out front before going back to scout out a table or 2 to accommodate everyone. Before long we were joined by Steve and Patti, Ian and John, Canada (2), Michele and John, and Justin and Dawn. Our fearless leader brought us plenty of flashy, glowy things for our next few days together. Had a great evening of enjoying cocktails and catching up with old friends and meeting some new ones. The party broke up a little after 10 and I headed home to get a little rest before an early morning the next day at MK. I can't speak for the rest.
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Thoughts on ICOT 20 Preface and Day 1

Wed, 2017-10-25 03:03
Preface: It's been a long time since I've written one of these. Since we've moved down here and usually only make day trips, it doesn't seem necessary. However, since I spent a few consecutive days with some fabulous Intercotees, I thought I could write up a quick report.

Accomodations: Home sweet home. I wanted to stay on property, but waited a little too long and could not find a single reasonably priced room. For a garden view at the Poly for 2 nights was over 900.00 with a cast member discount, over 1200.00 without.

The plan: To attend as many of the scheduled meets as possible with my personal

Cast: Me (Heather)
DH (Ron)
DD#3 (Emily)
DD#4 (Hallie)

And meeting up and enjoying time with the Intercot cast

What really happened: Ron's normal days off are Friday and Saturday. He took a vacation day for Sunday and we were good to go....until....he got home on Thursday night and they needed him to come in for overtime on Fri. and Sat. Oh well, still had Sunday right?

October 12, 2017

Since Ron had to be up early the next day, I headed over to Disney Springs for the meet up at Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar. I was a little early so I took a boat ride to Old Key West and Back. I saw a post on Facebook, that Gale and Marci were there already so I went right over after that. We talked for quite a while out front before going back to scout out a table or 2 to accommodate everyone. Before long we were joined by Steve and Patti, Ian and John, Canada (2), Michele and John, and Justin and Dawn. Our fearless leader brought us plenty of flashy, glowy things for our next few days together. Had a great evening of enjoying cocktails and catching up with old friends and meeting some new ones. The party broke up a little after 10 and I headed home to get a little rest before an early morning the next day at MK. I can't speak for the rest.
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Mini Babybel Becomes Official Snack Cheese Of Walt Disney World, Disneyland, & DCL

Wed, 2017-10-25 02:14
Mini Babybel® Announced As The Official Snack Cheese Of Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort And Disney Cruise Line


Bel Brands USA Press Release
October 24, 2017



CHICAGO-- Mini Babybel®, the creamy, red-wax-wrapped cheese, has been named the Official Snack Cheese of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, the Disneyland Resort in California and Disney Cruise Line. This announcement kicks off a multi-year strategic alliance between the two family-focused brands.

As part of the alliance, Mini Babybel will be prominently featured at a quick-service window within the new Toy Story Land scheduled to open in 2018 at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida. Because even toys need a bite or two every now and again, Andy has taken a vintage Woody-themed lunch box and propped it open with a thermos to turn it into Woody's Lunch Box that dishes out all sorts of tasty meals and old-fashioned soda floats. He completed the area with a classic book and toys strewn about, along with items from his lunch box.

Disney's collaboration with Mini Babybel provides appealing, on-the-go snack options for millions of families enjoying Disney's U.S. parks and cruise ships each day. Both brands focus on fun and aim to surprise and delight their audiences; Mini Babybel with its delicious cheese and playful personality, and Disney Parks with magical moments that create lasting memories.

"At Bel Brands USA, we are all about sharing smiles and we are delighted to bring that to life through our alliance with Disney," said Francis Perrin, chief marketing officer of Bel Brands USA, makers of Mini Babybel cheese. "We believe Mini Babybel makes snack time an adventure in deliciousness for the whole family every day and now we can share that fun and great taste with even more families as they enjoy adventures of their own at Disney Parks."

Set to open in the summer of 2018, Toy Story Land will invite guests to step into the whimsical world of Pixar Animation Studios' blockbuster films where playtime stretches longer than a Slinky® Dog. Guests will feel like they've shrunk to the size of a toy as they play in Andy's backyard with their favorite Toy Story pals.

"We can't wait for our guests to experience Toy Story Land, and the new quick-service window located within the land will surely delight hungry toys and people alike," said Carlos Castro, vice president of Disney Corporate Alliances. "We are thrilled to collaborate with Mini Babybel and introduce additional snack offerings in Toy Story Land and throughout Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort."

Mini Babybel is 100% real cheese with a rich and creamy taste enjoyed by cheese lovers of all ages. Each round delivers at least four grams of protein, 15 percent of an individual's daily calcium needs, and is playfully portable for lunchtime, snack time or anytime.

ABOUT BEL BRANDS USA:

Mini Babybel® Cheese is one of the most popular brands manufactured by Bel Brands USA Inc., a subsidiary of Fromageries Bel. A family-owned cheese maker headquartered in Paris, France, Fromageries Bel produces more than thirty local and international cheese brands that are sold in more than 120 countries around the globe. In addition to Mini Babybel®, other USA favorites include Boursin®, The Laughing Cow® and popular cheese spreads marketed under Kaukauna®, Merkts® and Price*s® labels.
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Woody’s Lunch Box To Be Part of Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Wed, 2017-10-25 02:01
Disney's Hollywood Studios has announced more details for a Quick-Service Dining Location that will open with Toy Story Land in Summer 2018:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts ...When Toy Story Land opens in Summer 2018 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, guests will shrink to the size of a toy and explore all of the fun (and toys!) Andy has constructed in his backyard. This story continues at Woody’s Lunch Box, where Andy has used his lunch box and thermos to create a walk-up quick-service window that will serve up tasty meals and old-fashioned soda floats. In the rendering above, you can see that Woody’s Lunch Box – like the rest of Toy Story Land – has been adorably strewn about with some of Andy’s favorite toys and items from his lunch. You can even spot a green army man on a nearby lookout tower, keeping watch for Andy’s return.

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