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Mark's College Tour with Some Disney Thrown In 2017 Day 6

intercot.com - Thu, 2017-07-20 01:48
On Friday, July 14 we were up early to get to Extra Magic Hour at Magic Kingdom. We drove to the Transportation & Ticket Center and took the monorail over to the Magic Kingdom. We were in the park at 8am. We had wanted to go to Adventureland first but since that was closed during Extra Magic Hour we ended up in Fantasyland.

There was a short line for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, so we got into line for that. We ended up waiting about 25 minutes in line.

We had cinnamon rolls for breakfast at Gaston's Tavern then rode Under the Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid with no wait in line. Next up was "it's a small world," also with no wait in line.

We headed over to Adventureland and rode Pirates of the Caribbean next. We had a 42 minute wait in line.

Next up was Tomorrowland where we rode Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin which only had a 20 minute wait in line. Monster's, Inc. Laugh Floor and Stitch's Great Escape were mobbed so we were surprised there wasn't a longer line for Space Ranger Spin. We rode the Peoplemover next, with no wait in line.

We ate lunch at the Tomorrowland Terrace. I had the pulled pork sandwich and Sharon had the chicken caesar salad. Mark grabbed a foot-long macaroni & cheese hot dog from Casey's Corner for lunch. The table we sat at had a nice view of Cinderella Castle and we could sort of see Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It! when it came through the hub.

After lunch we went through the Emporium shops to kill some time before The Muppets Present Great Moments in American History 1:25pm show. We ended up missing a couple minutes of the beginning. The show has is funny and was well performed. It was about the American Revolution, so I wonder why the little American flags they used in the show have 50 stars instead of using a flag closer to that time period.

The Haunted Mansion was our first Fastpass of the day, at 1:35pm. We had about a 10 minute wait in line.

We headed to Adventureland for a round of Dole Whips and then caught the 3pm Festival of Fantasy parade by the bridge going from Frontierland to the hub.

We headed over to Tomorrowland for our second Fastpass of the day, Space Mountain. We had a 10 minute wait in line.

We wandered through the Tomorrowland and New Fantasyland shops then headed over to the Fantasyland station. We rode the Walt Disney World Railroad over to the Frontierland station.

We had to wait some before we could use our next Fastpass, 4:55pm for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. We sat in Frontierland while waiting for our Fastpass window to open up. We ended up waiting about 14 minutes in line.

Next up was dinner at Tony's Town Square; we had a 5:55pm Advance Dining Reservation. Sharon had the chicken parmigiana, Mark had the spaghetti & meatball, and I had the trio. I also had the Italian sausage soup, which was good.

I was able to grab us Fastpasses for The Jungle Cruise during dinner, so we headed over to Adventureland to use our Fastpasses after dinner. We had no wait in line. We had an awesome skipper; she did a great job.

I tried to get us another Fastpass while we were riding the Jungle Cruise but the Fastpass system ended up going down. We saw Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room. We walked right in for the show.

We headed back to the hub area to get a spot to see Happily Ever After. We found a space just south of the bridge on the south end of the hub, lined up with Cinderella Castle. It was a good place to watch Happily Ever After. It's a fantastic show. The pictures and video I've seen do not do it justice.

Following Happily Ever After, we left the park and took the monorail back to the Transportation & Ticket Center. We drove back to Pop Century. We shopped some and bought a supply of chocolate dipped Mickey rice krispy treats before calling it a night.
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Sleepy Hollow Refreshments Puts Spotlight on Its New Dish

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-07-19 23:33
Sleepy Hollow Refreshments in the Magic Kingdom is showcasing its newest dish for National Hot Dog Day:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
If you’re looking for a way to enjoy National Hot Dog Day on the go, head to Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square to try one of the new Hand-Dipped Corn Dogs. An all-beef hot dog is dipped in house-made batter and fried to golden-brown perfection.

The new dish is priced at $8.49 and served with house-made chips. Attached Images  
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Sleepy Hollow Refreshments Puts Spotlight on Its New Dish

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-07-19 23:33
Sleepy Hollow Refreshments in the Magic Kingdom is showcasing its newest dish for National Hot Dog Day:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
If you’re looking for a way to enjoy National Hot Dog Day on the go, head to Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square to try one of the new Hand-Dipped Corn Dogs. An all-beef hot dog is dipped in house-made batter and fried to golden-brown perfection.

The new dish is priced at $8.49 and served with house-made chips. Attached Images  
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Countdown Calendar for Facebook

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-07-19 20:37
Anyone know of a countdown calendar that is usable on Facebook? We bought one last year that we had to do a screen shot of every time we wanted to use it. Hoping for something with less steps.

Thanks!
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Countdown Calendar for Facebook

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-07-19 20:37
Anyone know of a countdown calendar that is usable on Facebook? We bought one last year that we had to do a screen shot of every time we wanted to use it. Hoping for something with less steps.

Thanks!
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The Best & Worst of Walt Disney World Podcast – 07/18/17

disunplugged.com - Wed, 2017-07-19 20:19
Join Pete Werner and Steve Porter as they discuss the top 5 best and worst attraction merchandise locations throughout Walt Disney World! Want to get in touch? Check out our contact page. Podcasts #034 – BEST AND WORST Attraction Merchandise Locations: [Download Mp3] Show Notes: BECOME A VIDEO CONTRIBUTOR! Click here for more information SUPPORT THE SHOW [...]
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Any luck with eBay?

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-07-19 19:08
I'm looking to sell some things on eBay here soon if I don't think of anything else. Has anyone had any luck with eBay? Is it worth it to try? The items I have are not particularly worth much but thought maybe it would be an option to get rid of some things.
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Any luck with eBay?

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-07-19 19:08
I'm looking to sell some things on eBay here soon if I don't think of anything else. Has anyone had any luck with eBay? Is it worth it to try? The items I have are not particularly worth much but thought maybe it would be an option to get rid of some things.
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Backyard BBQ

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-07-19 14:51
Is it a must to make a resy for Mickey's Backyard BBQ or can you walk up and go? I've always done the hoop dee doo when i go to disney but since this year im staying at the fort, i was thinking of just doing one or the other or do i just do both?
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Backyard BBQ

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-07-19 14:51
Is it a must to make a resy for Mickey's Backyard BBQ or can you walk up and go? I've always done the hoop dee doo when i go to disney but since this year im staying at the fort, i was thinking of just doing one or the other or do i just do both?
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The Lion King joins Walt Disney Signature Collection with new blu-ray, digital HD pack

TheDisneyBlog.com - Wed, 2017-07-19 12:02

Disney announced at D23 Expo that this August, one of the biggest animated films in history, The Lion King, will join the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection. The coming-of-age masterpiece is filled with humor and heart, breathtaking animation and soul-stirring Academy Award–winning music (1994: Best Original Score and Best...

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Mission: Space at EPCOT to open new adventures for guests this August

TheDisneyBlog.com - Wed, 2017-07-19 11:23

The Mission: Space pavilion at EPCOT contains a variety of NASA-stye training to prepare you for a rocket trip to the planet Mars. The main attraction is a motion-simulator experience where you can pick your level of intensity. Orange is the more intense experience that includes elevated G-forces and centrifugal...

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Disneyland App

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-07-19 10:48
I just downloaded the App for my trip next month. I used it to book a couple of meals and now it won't go back to the home page. Any experts out there know how to get the app working :)

I am also wondering about this max pass that does fast pass and photos. We have 5 days of tickets so with two of us that is $100 if I did it every day. Photopass is $79 for a week so it is 'only' an extra $20 for the max pass. Does Maxpass do all the same pictures as a photopass? Which would you do? I can only add it as we enter the parks each day as I am not allowed to link my tickets to the app.

Nice to be in planning mode!
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Disneyland App

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-07-19 10:48
I just downloaded the App for my trip next month. I used it to book a couple of meals and now it won't go back to the home page. Any experts out there know how to get the app working :)

I am also wondering about this max pass that does fast pass and photos. We have 5 days of tickets so with two of us that is $100 if I did it every day. Photopass is $79 for a week so it is 'only' an extra $20 for the max pass. Does Maxpass do all the same pictures as a photopass? Which would you do? I can only add it as we enter the parks each day as I am not allowed to link my tickets to the app.

Nice to be in planning mode!
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Disney adds private car transportation service at Walt Disney World – the Minnie-Van

TheDisneyBlog.com - Wed, 2017-07-19 03:56

Uber, Lyft, Minnie-Van? Yep, Disney has officially launched its entry into the ride-sharing field for guests at its Central Florida resort. Announced at the D23 Expo just last weekend, this Minnie Mouse themed transportation service is already testing with resort guests at Walt Disney World. Okay, technically, these aren’t ride-sharing...

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Casey's Corner in Magic Kingdom to Celebrate National Hot Dog Day 2017

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-07-19 02:08
The Magic Kingdom has announced a one-day dish to celebrate National Hot Dog Day 2017 at Casey's Corner:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... On July 19, guests will be able to get a taste of the most popular hot dogs from Casey’s Corner in Magic Kingdom Park. “The Triple Play” is a special offer for one day only, to celebrate National Hot Dog Day. Perfect for sharing, “The Triple Play” features 3 of Casey’s most popular all-beef hot dogs—Macaroni and Cheese, Buffalo Chicken and Chili-Cheese.


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Casey's Corner in Magic Kingdom to Celebrate National Hot Dog Day 2017

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-07-19 02:08
The Magic Kingdom has announced a one-day dish to celebrate National Hot Dog Day 2017 at Casey's Corner:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... On July 19, guests will be able to get a taste of the most popular hot dogs from Casey’s Corner in Magic Kingdom Park. “The Triple Play” is a special offer for one day only, to celebrate National Hot Dog Day. Perfect for sharing, “The Triple Play” features 3 of Casey’s most popular all-beef hot dogs—Macaroni and Cheese, Buffalo Chicken and Chili-Cheese.


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New Disney themed t-shirts have that hipster vibe

TheDisneyBlog.com - Wed, 2017-07-19 02:02

Although I’m most often spotted in a Disney themed aloha shirt, I do love my t-shirts. Alas, my recent shopping excursions for great new tees had come up dry. It had been at least a couple of months before I saw a new crop of interesting shirts and I was...

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New Mickey

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-07-19 01:08
Y'all, I still can't get used to the 'new face' of Mickey Mouse.

Having a hard time transitioning.

Just wondering if I am alone in this...
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New Mickey

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-07-19 01:08
Y'all, I still can't get used to the 'new face' of Mickey Mouse.

Having a hard time transitioning.

Just wondering if I am alone in this...
Categories: Disney Blogs