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  2. If you are going during any part of the spring, summer or fall you may prefer to be close to the pool. It could get steamy in a tent so bring a small fan and sleep on a cot so you get good air circulation.
  3. GDF Visits the Dark Side

    Our room was very close to the spa, and I kept being tempted by seeing it and these signs. I’d heard that there was a groupon for it. Since tomorrow was going to be a pool day, I decided to check. There was a Groupon and availability. #winning After our rest, we headed back to IOA for dinner and more rides. This is the view of our resort from the water. We had to play around in a gift shop. We had reservations at Mythos, which bills itself as the best restaurant inside a theme park. I was interested in that claim since I believe Tiffins is by far the best. The inside and outside of the restaurant are really cool. You’re eating in a made cave. Prices here are pretty reasonable, especially if you’re comparing to Disney table service. After our huge lunch, I wasn’t that hungry, so I went with the gnocchi. At $13.99 it’s about the price of Disney QS. It was decent, not outstanding. I know it’s not fair to compare to Tiffins, a signature restaurant, but I’m not sure why they’re #1. Haley got fish tacos again. Jason got a salad. The food was pretty good but wasn’t anything stellar. We all agreed we’d eat there again for the ambiance and reasonable prices though. After dinner it was time to head to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. We wanted to see the night show on Hogwarts. Once I saw the insane crowd I knew I had to have a drink. For some reason though, I didn’t take a picture of the crown. Imagine the Magic Kingdom when the fireworks are about to start, only the area is much smaller. One thing they do well though is make the area one way. The show isn’t super long and runs someone continuously. As people exit they can’t turn around. They force them to leave through the Jurassic Park area. We had heard to stay back a bit, and that was a good choice. We all enjoyed the show. We took the long way out and snapped some pics on the way. The park was pretty much cleared out. We rode Spider-Man which is a good simulator ride. Then took the boat back to the hotel. We spent some time enjoying the view. Do you see Rip it Rockit in the left corner? After some wine, it was time for bed. This trip is winding down as I’m almost out of pictures. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  5. GDF Visits the Dark Side

    So strange. I wonder what the deal is with that. It did seem like the hall went forever! I think these were $12. But they were huge and had whole desserts attached. I think they were worth it. We also got to keep the cup. It was a ton of food! I want to hear what you think of Kong. The technology is cool. Ha ha! I could totally see doing that! I feel that way about a ride at our local fair. It’s slower and seems to last forever too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. An Easter Weekend Trip on the Wonder with (most of) the TCD Gang

    Nice job on last to board, and as always, great trip report! I love the Chip n Dale pic! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. 2 free Marriott nights give me your input

    Well since the weather in both places looks bad for this weekend, we are taking the amusement parks off of our to do list. So we have decided on going to Atlanta. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  8. New Christopher Robin movie

    You're getting warmer.
  9. New Christopher Robin movie

    Amazing? Incredible? 😂 terrible?
  10. New Christopher Robin movie

    Fantastic isn't the word I would have chosen.
  11. Maybe this was posted before and I missed it but this looks fantastic http://www.indiewire.com/2018/05/christopher-robin-trailer-winnie-the-pooh-ewan-mcgregor-1201968351/
  12. 2 free Marriott nights give me your input

    Unfortunately, you're probably going to get wet either way. Dollywood 100x over Six Flags, but Atlanta has Aquarium, Coke Museum, College Football Hall of Fame you can do indoors. And possibly walk from your hotel? vs driving Knoxville to Dollywood. I'm sure you'll have fun whichever you choose.
  13. 2 free Marriott nights give me your input

    We live down the street from Six Flags here in Atlanta. Dollywood...definitely.
  14. 2 free Marriott nights give me your input

    You should gift them to me, I’ll check out both places and let you know what I liked better 😂
  15. As much as we want to see Star Wars land I really am thinking about taking a break from Disney after it opens to let it calm down. But with everything they are adding I really don't think it will calm down. So I guess we will keep going and do less.
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  17. Pet loops

    Here's a dumb question. How do you get your dog to the new and improved kennel over by Port Orleans if you have a motorhome? Since you don't really want to break camp to take them over and pick them up every day. We never used the kennel cause our dog just sleeps with the a/c and TV on but if we ever need to use it we may need to use a taxi or Uber. Just seemed odd that the separated it from the campground.
  18. 2 free Marriott nights give me your input

    I don't know about Knoxville but It looks pretty interesting. I would avoid Atlanta this weekend as the weather forecast is awful. Also, Six Flags is debuting a new coaster tomorrow that will probably have the park packed if the weather is even somewhat descent.
  19. We have two Marriott category 1-4 certificates that we plan to use this weekend. I have narrowed it down to Fairfield Inn and Suites in Knoxville East or Residence Inn Atlanta Midtown/GA Tech area. So sell me on one or the other. Possible plans might include visiting Dollywood or Six Flags dependent upon which place we choose. What other things might we want to do in either location? Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  20. All of Disney, or just the broadcast division? Either way its an eye-opener http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/24/investing/netflix-disney-comcast-market-value/index.html Netflix officially rules the media world. The streaming company is now worth more than Disney and Comcast. Shares of Netflix (NFLX) were up Thursday even as Disney (DIS), Comcast (CMCSA) and the broader market fell. Netflix's market value is now $151.6 billion. Disney's market cap as of Thursday morning was $151 billion. Netflix passed Comcast on Wednesday. The cable giant is now valued at about $144 billion. Netflix has added millions of subscribers around the globe for the past few years. The company's success demonstrates that its bet on original content -- shows like "Stranger Things," "Orange is the New Black, ""The Crown" and "13 Reasons Why" -- has paid off. Powered by SmartAsset.coNetflix passed Comcast on Wednesday. The cable giant is now valued at about $144 billion.Netflix has added millions of subscribers around the globe for the past few years. The company's success demonstrates that its bet on original content -- shows like "Stranger Things," "Orange is the New Black, ""The Crown" and "13 Reasons Why" -- has paid off. The company even announced a price hike for subscribers last year, but that hasn't slowed its growth. Disney plans to launch its own streaming network. But that hasn't hurt Netflix yet, despite the fact that Netflix airs many shows based on Disney-owned Marvel comic book characters. Competition from Hulu -- the streaming service backed by Disney, Fox and CNN parent company Time Warner -- hasn't really dented Netflix's growth either. Nor has Amazon (AMZN) Prime Video. In fact, Netflix is now worth more than every traditional media company. It had already passed Time Warner(TWX), Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox (FOXA), CBS(CBS) and Viacom (VIAB). Next up for Netflix to potentially pass are telecom and media giants AT&T and Verizon. Both companies are worth about $200 billion. The Justice Department has sued to block AT&T (T)from buying Time Warner. A federal judge is expected to rule on the case by June 12. Verizon(VZ) owns AOL and Yahoo.
  21. Pet loops

    Our dogs like the Disney cartoons as well. We usually stay at the motorhome during the day and hit the parks about 3 to 4 in the afternoon and stay until closing. They have always done well. Ours dogs never see anyone other than us because we live in the country, so Disney is a rude awakening for them. They love Disney!!
  22. Closest family beach to WDW

    Thanks. I'm not actually sure if we'd take him, because I don't want to mess with the sand in his fur... but it's good to have options with his separation anxiety.
  23. Closest family beach to WDW

    From the Orlando Weekly: https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2018/05/18/cocoa-beach-orlandos-closest-beach-will-start-allowing-dogs-this-summer?media=AMP+HTML
  24. SW 2018

    Isn't it awesome there?!! Ha! Work always gets in the way... It. is. awesome!!! You're gonna love it
  25. Closest family beach to WDW

    Good to know...thanks!
  26. In the past, you could probably go to the other 3 parks and have them be less crowded because of the newest attraction at 1 park. But I'm sure with the new Star Wars land opening, all of the parks will have some sort of tie in to keep the crowd levels high. October 2019
  27. SW 2018

    Wow! Such beautiful scenery....cant wait to make the trek west with the family. Great TR!
  28. You are 100% correct because this is when we wanted to go but now I’m rethinking it. I really don’t care about star wars and don’t want to deal with the madness
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