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MK Evening Parade?

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-09-20 21:15
Greetings - It has been two (longggggg) years since we have been to the World and from my reading seems we are going to encounter a lot of changes. Does the Magic Kingdom still have an evening parade? Last time we were there it was MSEP but I would love if SpectroMagic came back. We are visiting in October so perhaps not with MNSSHP?

Thanks in advance!
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October Morning Special Event at MK?

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-09-20 20:43
Hi Folks - Just planning our October trip (after two years away!) and noticed on the schedule that there are a couple of "special events" taking place at MK in the mornings from 7-9am. This not EMH. Does anyone know what this is?
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October Morning Special Event at MK?

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-09-20 20:43
Hi Folks - Just planning our October trip (after two years away!) and noticed on the schedule that there are a couple of "special events" taking place at MK in the mornings from 7-9am. This not EMH. Does anyone know what this is?
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Odd Thing at WCC

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-09-20 17:57
So on Sunday night we dined along with my entire family (party of 6 adults and 2 kids) at Whispering Canyon Cafe. We love it there and we were all staying at WL so it was super convenient. We have noticed less and less "antics" which we noticed again but here is what got me. 7 of us ordered the Skillet (Mom had the trout.) They brought two HUGE skillets. We didn't request anything special or anything.

Well we barely made a dent in them. Esp the kids, they eat like birds.

Well I asked for some to-go boxes. (We were driving home in the morning and had a cooler.) Well they didn't want to bring us one. Said we couldn't take it. We hadn't ordered seconds of anything. I just didn't want what we had on the table to be tossed out.

Finally after much convincing we were brought a couple boxes but it really kind of bugged me. I mean I can see if you ordered seconds and then boxed up...
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Odd Thing at WCC

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-09-20 17:57
So on Sunday night we dined along with my entire family (party of 6 adults and 2 kids) at Whispering Canyon Cafe. We love it there and we were all staying at WL so it was super convenient. We have noticed less and less "antics" which we noticed again but here is what got me. 7 of us ordered the Skillet (Mom had the trout.) They brought two HUGE skillets. We didn't request anything special or anything.

Well we barely made a dent in them. Esp the kids, they eat like birds.

Well I asked for some to-go boxes. (We were driving home in the morning and had a cooler.) Well they didn't want to bring us one. Said we couldn't take it. We hadn't ordered seconds of anything. I just didn't want what we had on the table to be tossed out.

Finally after much convincing we were brought a couple boxes but it really kind of bugged me. I mean I can see if you ordered seconds and then boxed up...
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Post Irma Trip Report Day 5-Last Day

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-09-20 17:47
Last days are always so sad??

Up early again for a boat ride to MK, once again we thought we left plenty of time arriving at the boat ramp at 8:15 and waited and waited and waited. Missed rope drop...again.

Did manage to get in fairly quickly once we got there and Mom and Dad and Hubby and I headed to Jungle Cruise-it was closed due to Irma :( Too bad one of hubby's favorites. My brother and his family had arrived by then so the whole family went on Pirates-yo ho! Splash was closed (hubby's other favorite) and we had FP for BTM (SIL and Mom skipped.) Then it was Haunted Mansion, Small World, and just the two of us had FP for 7DMT. We also had FP for Space Mountain but it was down. (a common theme for the day.) We all lunched together at Cosmic Rays and then hit the people mover (lights on in Space Mountain still, never a good sign.) We split again with some having fast passes for Peter Pan and we rode Mermaid and Pooh before checking back once more for Space Mountain which was still closed and now Buzz was closed too-

We gave up :) Hubby and I returned to WL for AC, Pool, Cocktails (common theme huh?) and started packing up. We all met back up for dinner at Whispering Canyon (I'm going to do a sep review of that on the dining page.) Then it was time for goodbyes :(

Up at 6am and on the road at 7am for a much smoother ride home than our post Irma adventure coming down. Back at the office by 2pm Monday :(
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Post Irma Trip Report Day 5-Last Day

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-09-20 17:47
Last days are always so sad??

Up early again for a boat ride to MK, once again we thought we left plenty of time arriving at the boat ramp at 8:15 and waited and waited and waited. Missed rope drop...again.

Did manage to get in fairly quickly once we got there and Mom and Dad and Hubby and I headed to Jungle Cruise-it was closed due to Irma :( Too bad one of hubby's favorites. My brother and his family had arrived by then so the whole family went on Pirates-yo ho! Splash was closed (hubby's other favorite) and we had FP for BTM (SIL and Mom skipped.) Then it was Haunted Mansion, Small World, and just the two of us had FP for 7DMT. We also had FP for Space Mountain but it was down. (a common theme for the day.) We all lunched together at Cosmic Rays and then hit the people mover (lights on in Space Mountain still, never a good sign.) We split again with some having fast passes for Peter Pan and we rode Mermaid and Pooh before checking back once more for Space Mountain which was still closed and now Buzz was closed too-

We gave up :) Hubby and I returned to WL for AC, Pool, Cocktails (common theme huh?) and started packing up. We all met back up for dinner at Whispering Canyon (I'm going to do a sep review of that on the dining page.) Then it was time for goodbyes :(

Up at 6am and on the road at 7am for a much smoother ride home than our post Irma adventure coming down. Back at the office by 2pm Monday :(
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Post Irma Trip Reoprt Day 4

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-09-20 17:38
This morning my parents were checking into WL and supposed to be meeting us "close to" rope drop at the Studios. We were up bright and early as usual and headed to the bus stop and got there at 8:08 for a 9am rope drop. Plenty of time right?? Nope, waited for a bus over 50 mins. I was kind of peeved, I was actually more than kind of peeved, second missed rope drop in two days due to Disney transport. We got over there and still managed to hop in the RnRC single rider line before mom and dad arrived. Dad joined us to ToT (mom is chicken) and believe it or not it was my dad's first time ever riding. Even I could barely believe that for as many times as he has been down.

We all rode Toy Story together and then Me, Hubby and Dad rode Star Tours (I have to close my eyes, that ride makes me violently ill.) Mom did some shopping. Then we decided to part ways as they had a couple more things at the Studios they wanted to do and we wanted to do a little lunching around the world with our snack credits at food and wine. We took the boat over (a little slow but at least one was right there.)

We started with a slushie from France and enjoyed food from Japan, USA, Italy, Mexico, the Coastal Eats and the Earth Eats before we just got too darn hot. I was a little afraid hubby might pass out, he actually had to stop at one point and just sit on the ground. Hot hot hot!!

We made our way into the AC on Spaceship Earth with no wait and by then my parents as well as my brother and his family had made it to Epcot. But honestly we were just too hot and too tired from the day before and we didn't have any Epcot Fastpasses so we bussed it back to WL. Had some pool time, AC time, cocktail time-much needed!!

We dressed a bit for dinner and left before my parents. We took the boat to the Contemporary, did a bit of pin trading and then monorailed over to the Poly and met up with my parents for our 8:40 Ohana ADR. We did some more pin trading downstairs here and then they brought out a HUGE pin board, I'd actually not seen it before and I'm a big pin trader. Checked into Ohana at 8:30 and ended up not being seated til about 9:15. (In the middle of the fireworks). With my back to the window I couldn't see anything but the music (kinda loud) was piped in. Service was just ok but the food was delicious as usual (our favorite spot.) Luckily Mom and Dad had driven over so we hopped a ride with them back to WL and got back around 11pm.
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Post Irma Trip Reoprt Day 4

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-09-20 17:38
This morning my parents were checking into WL and supposed to be meeting us "close to" rope drop at the Studios. We were up bright and early as usual and headed to the bus stop and got there at 8:08 for a 9am rope drop. Plenty of time right?? Nope, waited for a bus over 50 mins. I was kind of peeved, I was actually more than kind of peeved, second missed rope drop in two days due to Disney transport. We got over there and still managed to hop in the RnRC single rider line before mom and dad arrived. Dad joined us to ToT (mom is chicken) and believe it or not it was my dad's first time ever riding. Even I could barely believe that for as many times as he has been down.

We all rode Toy Story together and then Me, Hubby and Dad rode Star Tours (I have to close my eyes, that ride makes me violently ill.) Mom did some shopping. Then we decided to part ways as they had a couple more things at the Studios they wanted to do and we wanted to do a little lunching around the world with our snack credits at food and wine. We took the boat over (a little slow but at least one was right there.)

We started with a slushie from France and enjoyed food from Japan, USA, Italy, Mexico, the Coastal Eats and the Earth Eats before we just got too darn hot. I was a little afraid hubby might pass out, he actually had to stop at one point and just sit on the ground. Hot hot hot!!

We made our way into the AC on Spaceship Earth with no wait and by then my parents as well as my brother and his family had made it to Epcot. But honestly we were just too hot and too tired from the day before and we didn't have any Epcot Fastpasses so we bussed it back to WL. Had some pool time, AC time, cocktail time-much needed!!

We dressed a bit for dinner and left before my parents. We took the boat to the Contemporary, did a bit of pin trading and then monorailed over to the Poly and met up with my parents for our 8:40 Ohana ADR. We did some more pin trading downstairs here and then they brought out a HUGE pin board, I'd actually not seen it before and I'm a big pin trader. Checked into Ohana at 8:30 and ended up not being seated til about 9:15. (In the middle of the fireworks). With my back to the window I couldn't see anything but the music (kinda loud) was piped in. Service was just ok but the food was delicious as usual (our favorite spot.) Luckily Mom and Dad had driven over so we hopped a ride with them back to WL and got back around 11pm.
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Episode 1581 - Logan Goes to Pandora

wdwtoday.com - Wed, 2017-09-20 14:00
Logan goes to Pandora and a little bit of Food and Wine. Both rides and so much more! Thanks to HelloFresh for supporting our podcast.  Go to HelloFresh.com and use the code wdw30 to get $30 off your first week of deliveries.
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Gondola Construction Alert for Resort Guests

TheDisneyBlog.com - Wed, 2017-09-20 12:18

We had some friends visiting Walt Disney World resort this last week and they invited us to share a few nights in their room at the Art of Animation (The Lion King building in this case). Among the various flyers and handbooks you expect to find at a hotel was...

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Hawaii...How do you decide which Island...

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-09-20 08:44
Looking into going here early 2019. I hate to say this may be a once in a lifetime experience but just not sure. So we definitely want to make the most of it.

That being said, how do you decide which Island(s) to put on your to do list. I'm sure they all have their own beauty. Or is it just as easy to get from one to the other.

I've barely scratched the surface in researching but just looking for info regarding this from ones who have been.

Thanks
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Hawaii...How do you decide which Island...

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-09-20 08:44
Looking into going here early 2019. I hate to say this may be a once in a lifetime experience but just not sure. So we definitely want to make the most of it.

That being said, how do you decide which Island(s) to put on your to do list. I'm sure they all have their own beauty. Or is it just as easy to get from one to the other.

I've barely scratched the surface in researching but just looking for info regarding this from ones who have been.

Thanks
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DIS Unplugged Podcast – 09/19/17 – Disney World Show

disunplugged.com - Wed, 2017-09-20 03:51
FROM NOW UNTIL OCTOBER 13, 2017 – SUPPORT GIVE KIDS THE WORLD AND ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A STAY IN THE CINDERELLA CASTLE SUITE! In this episode, Disney is paying Cast Members for lost shifts during Hurricane Irma, Bob Iger cautions shareholders that profits will be similar to last year, and Ellen demands [...]
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The 22 Disney films set for release in 2018 and 2019

TheDisneyBlog.com - Wed, 2017-09-20 02:03

There are just three big films left in Disney’s oeuvre for 2017. “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Coco,” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” all promise to make big bucks at the box office capping off what would normally be a good year for Disney, but is a bit of a let down...

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Take a Look Back at Walt Disney's Introduction to Pirates of the Caribbean

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-09-20 02:01
In Honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day 2017, Disney Parks & Resorts has released this look back at Walt Disney's Introduction of the World to his "Pirate Ride" as part of the Disneyland Tencennial TV Special:


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Take a Look Back at Walt Disney's Introduction to Pirates of the Caribbean

intercot.com - Wed, 2017-09-20 02:01
In Honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day 2017, Disney Parks & Resorts has released this look back at Walt Disney's Introduction of the World to his "Pirate Ride" as part of the Disneyland Tencennial TV Special:


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20 or 21

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-09-19 22:26
I know it's a long way off but I like having something to look forward to. Wanting to do a family trip probably in January with our family and 4 other related families. Trying to decide if 2020 or 2021 would be better. Some thoughts I have is that 2020 might be too soon after new Star Wars land opens and 2021 is the 50th anniversary. Please give some pros and cons to each to help us decide.
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20 or 21

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-09-19 22:26
I know it's a long way off but I like having something to look forward to. Wanting to do a family trip probably in January with our family and 4 other related families. Trying to decide if 2020 or 2021 would be better. Some thoughts I have is that 2020 might be too soon after new Star Wars land opens and 2021 is the 50th anniversary. Please give some pros and cons to each to help us decide.
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Typhoon Lagoon

intercot.com - Tue, 2017-09-19 21:04
Hi - our family is going to Disney the 1st week of March. Is there any chance that TL will be reopened early after refurbishment? Any experience from past trips? Thank you
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