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The "Official" Pre-Trip Report....

intercot.com - Mon, 2017-05-22 20:06
WHEN: Aug. 9-15

WHO: DH / DW / DS15 / DS17 & GF

WHERE: POLY!!


So, other then dealing for the first time (15th trip! - very fortunate are we) as a family with the lovely Florida summer heat and humidity....we are off. The DW managed to get a good rate at our all time fave POLY, moving from our original POR ressie - the DS' do not know this however so a surprise awaits. DS17's GF has never been to the "World" so hopefully we show her a good time; she is really excited to go. Slightly longer trip then the past several but building in breaks for the midday sauna each day we will probably cover similar ground as most visits.

Dining will be a bit different this go around - our DS' are looking to dine on there own a few times so DW & I will be doing our own thing a few nights. I believe as of now we are looking at BOG(lunch arrival day), Yak & Yeti, Prime Time, Crystal Palace, Cape May Buffet and, of course, O'Hanas for DS' 18th bday.

Can't wait to hit up some of the new attractions/shows since our last visit, checking out the ongoing construction around the parks AND hitting up one or both of the water parks which we haven't done in many trips. Summit Plummet here I come!

75 days as of this post.... :cool:
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The "Official" Pre-Trip Report....

intercot.com - Mon, 2017-05-22 20:06
WHEN: Aug. 9-15

WHO: DH / DW / DS15 / DS17 & GF

WHERE: POLY!!


So, other then dealing for the first time (15th trip! - very fortunate are we) as a family with the lovely Florida summer heat and humidity....we are off. The DW managed to get a good rate at our all time fave POLY, moving from our original POR ressie - the DS' do not know this however so a surprise awaits. DS17's GF has never been to the "World" so hopefully we show her a good time; she is really excited to go. Slightly longer trip then the past several but building in breaks for the midday sauna each day we will probably cover similar ground as most visits.

Dining will be a bit different this go around - our DS' are looking to dine on there own a few times so DW & I will be doing our own thing a few nights. I believe as of now we are looking at BOG(lunch arrival day), Yak & Yeti, Prime Time, Crystal Palace, Cape May Buffet and, of course, O'Hanas for DS' 18th bday.

Can't wait to hit up some of the new attractions/shows since our last visit, checking out the ongoing construction around the parks AND hitting up one or both of the water parks which we haven't done in many trips. Summit Plummet here I come!

75 days as of this post.... :cool:
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Question about Annual Pass Renewal

intercot.com - Mon, 2017-05-22 15:54
So....I renewed my annual pass a week prior to my previous one expiring, (expiration was May 11th). I don't need another Magic Band, I have plenty, but is Disney going to mail me another passholder card? My current passholder card has my old expiration date written on it, additionally the card has "2016-2017" printed on it. I would assume I need a new one that has "2017-2018" on it as the card is what is needed to get a discount at restaurants & such.
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Question about Annual Pass Renewal

intercot.com - Mon, 2017-05-22 15:54
So....I renewed my annual pass a week prior to my previous one expiring, (expiration was May 11th). I don't need another Magic Band, I have plenty, but is Disney going to mail me another passholder card? My current passholder card has my old expiration date written on it, additionally the card has "2016-2017" printed on it. I would assume I need a new one that has "2017-2018" on it as the card is what is needed to get a discount at restaurants & such.
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Dreams Unlimited Travel Show – 05/22/17

disunplugged.com - Mon, 2017-05-22 15:31
In this episode, the panel answers more of your questions about Walt Disney World vacation packages! Want to get in touch? Check out our contact page. Podcasts #066 – Walt Disney World Vacation Package Question & Answers Part 2: [Download Mp3] Show Notes: To book a trip with Tracey Heinrichs, click here! To book an Adventures by Disney [...]
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New Cars 3 TV Spot takes Lightning McQueen back to his roots

TheDisneyBlog.com - Mon, 2017-05-22 11:51

A new Cars 3 TV spot titled “Thomasville” takes Lightning McQueen back to stock car racing’s short track roots. Are his best days behind him or can he regain his form and win again. Pixar’s Cars 3 promises a return to form with the storytelling with emotional depth that we’re...

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Treasures From the Disney Vault Returns to TCM in June

TheDisneyBlog.com - Mon, 2017-05-22 11:43

Every few months, Turner Classic Movies offers up an evening of Disney classics, and the next installment of “Treasures From the Disney Vault” will air Friday, June 2, 2017. Hosted by noted film critic Leonard Maltin, the programming begins at 8pm and continues into the wee hours. Here is the...

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Rumor: Ellen’s Energy Adventure’s days are numbered

TheDisneyBlog.com - Mon, 2017-05-22 11:33

You might want to sneak in a final ride on Ellen’s Energy Adventure at the Universe of Energy pavilion sometime soon. Last year Bob Chapek, Disney Parks chair, stated that EPCOT was the next park due for a mega makeover; now permits have been filed indicating that work in FutureWorld...

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DIS Unplugged Podcast – 05/21/17 – Disneyland Show

disunplugged.com - Mon, 2017-05-22 06:27
In the news this week, the Anabella Hotel makes plans to close forever, Universal Studios confirms its new light show, and music returns to the Tomorrowland Terrace, plus Mary Jo highlights some great Day Six summer options. To get in touch with the team, check out our contact page. Listen/Download News, Housekeeping, Rapid Fire [download [...]
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Mickey and Minnie Mouse Star in Red Carpet Dreams at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

TheDisneyBlog.com - Mon, 2017-05-22 03:59

They’re Disney’s original power couple. Mickey Mouse and his sweet heart Minnie Mouse have invited guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to join them on set to share in Red Carpet Dreams, grab an autograph, and snap a photo or two. The location is located on Commissary Lane right across from...

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How is the food at Cape May Cafe

intercot.com - Mon, 2017-05-22 03:03
We will be making a trip to WDW the end of October for my grand daughters birthday. One of our ADR's is for Cape May Café. We have been to a lot of the Disney Restaurants but we have never been to this one in all of our visits. My youngest daughter (32 yr old) loves crab legs and this the only non-signature restaurant that offers them.

Knowing that it is a buffet it the food as expected or lack luster.

Either way we will be at WDW. I don't think my youngest has been there with the dining plan so she really does not know what to be expected although we have tried. Unfortunately we had to pay for the dining plan this time but we really take full advantage of it and look forward to it.

Thank you for any advise or help...:mickey:
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How is the food at Cape May Cafe

intercot.com - Mon, 2017-05-22 03:03
We will be making a trip to WDW the end of October for my grand daughters birthday. One of our ADR's is for Cape May Café. We have been to a lot of the Disney Restaurants but we have never been to this one in all of our visits. My youngest daughter (32 yr old) loves crab legs and this the only non-signature restaurant that offers them.

Knowing that it is a buffet it the food as expected or lack luster.

Either way we will be at WDW. I don't think my youngest has been there with the dining plan so she really does not know what to be expected although we have tried. Unfortunately we had to pay for the dining plan this time but we really take full advantage of it and look forward to it.

Thank you for any advise or help...:mickey:
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Roaring Forks

intercot.com - Mon, 2017-05-22 01:30
Could anyone tell me if Roaring Forks has reopened yet, please? If so, how is it, and if not, when it might be reopening? Thank you so much.
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Roaring Forks

intercot.com - Mon, 2017-05-22 01:30
Could anyone tell me if Roaring Forks has reopened yet, please? If so, how is it, and if not, when it might be reopening? Thank you so much.
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Flower Show Outdoor Kitchen and Dining Plan

intercot.com - Mon, 2017-05-22 00:28
Does anyone know if the menu items in the Outdoor Kitchens are included on the dining plan?

Also, how does the food compare to the usual restaurants?
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Flower Show Outdoor Kitchen and Dining Plan

intercot.com - Mon, 2017-05-22 00:28
Does anyone know if the menu items in the Outdoor Kitchens are included on the dining plan? Also, how does the food compare to the usual restaurants?
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All Star Music

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-05-21 23:42
Am I correct that the Values do not have a gym? Is there anything else they don't have? We usually stay at Deluxe. Do they have the shampoo, conditioner and lotion? Hair Dryer? Coffee in the room? Would it be enjoyable to spend an afternoon at All Star Music? Just trying to adjust to different level and not be surprised. We normally spend most days in parks, but have enjoyed the deluxe resorts.
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All Star Music

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-05-21 23:42
Am I correct that the Values do not have a gym? Is there anything else they don't have? We usually stay at Deluxe. Do they have the shampoo, conditioner and lotion? Hair Dryer? Coffee in the room? Would it be enjoyable to spend an afternoon at All Star Music? Just trying to adjust to...
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Magic bands and fastpass - information for the out-of-the-loop?

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-05-21 23:17
Can anyone point me to the best sources of information to figure this all out? My understanding with the magic bands is that they are simply the all-in-one replacement for separate tickets, room cards, etc. So, when you book - they send you one and then you can access your room, the parks, charge meals, etc. So if there is nothing else I need to know about that, I'm good. For Fastpass I have the general idea of booking those in advance but don't know all the ins and outs. Does that mean using an app instead of running half way across the park with a handful of tickets to get a fastpass? That sounds good. And I get that you can do three per park (only one park a day), and that not all rides are included (like the old system). are there specific strategies or details I need to know? Thanks!
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Magic bands and fastpass - information for the out-of-the-loop?

intercot.com - Sun, 2017-05-21 23:17
Can anyone point me to the best sources of information to figure this all out? My understanding with the magic bands is that they are simply the all-in-one replacement for separate tickets, room cards, etc. So, when you book - they send you one and then you can access your room, the parks, charge...
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