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  1. SW 2018

    Man, and I thought we had a solid ten-day trip in April at 2400 miles..
  2. Whispering Canyon Cafe no more high jinks?

    Exactly
  3. Whispering Canyon Cafe no more high jinks?

    No, it's because Someone ordered a PB&J Milkshake not knowing there was peanut butter in it. Vacation ruined! (No disrespect meant to those with peanut allergies, we have a kid with allergies so we get it)
  4. Whispering Canyon Cafe no more high jinks?

    I think the coaster idea was a good middle ground for people that either weren't aware of the 'antics' in the restaurant, or for people that know and choose not to be involved. That's also great that there is a side room that's a little quieter for people who choose to enjoy things from a distance. However, this is an example of Disney rolling over for all the complainers and special interest groups to make everything as plain vanilla and unobjectionable as possible. I've also heard rumors that the cast members at the Prime Time Diner at DHS have been told to tone it down. Let's face it, people don't really go there for the excellent food.
  5. Whispering Canyon Cafe no more high jinks?

    The reason given in that article, official or not, was ‘complaints by customers’. Too many traumatized cupcakes, I guess
  6. Dragon caught fire today

  7. New Monorail Fleet ordered?

    Because 7 ate nine?
  8. New Monorail Fleet ordered?

    https://wdwnt.com/2018/04/rumor-new-monorail-fleet-has-been-ordered-for-walt-disney-world/
  9. I finally wrote a note to guest services about the change (pretty much what I posted here), and just received a standard canned response. — Dear (Me), Thank you for your email regarding our policy for overnight resort parking. We must occasionally make adjustments based on a variety of factors, including alignment with our domestic resorts in California and Hawaii. As you mentioned in your correspondence, the industry standard for full-service hotels is to charge a parking fee. The policy regarding resort overnight parking will apply to reservations booked on or after March 21, 2018, while Theme Park parking will remain complimentary for all Resort Guests. Information about parking for Resort Guests may be found on our website. Complimentary parking will be available for all Guests who wish to dine, shop, enjoy activities or visit a resort for the day. Please be assured that we are committed to providing unique experiences and quality entertainment in our Theme Parks and Resorts. (Me), we appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us and we look forward for future opportunities to entertain you and your family. Warmest regards, Cassandra Guest Experience Services Walt Disney World Resort My original email: Mar 23, 2:26 PM PDT To Whom It May Concern; After much thought, I decided to drop guest services a note regarding the new resort parking fee being charged to all guests with vehicles staying at ‘on property’ Disney resorts. Not that my voice means more than any other drop in the bucket, but I think that this is totally ridiculous and a complete money grab by the management. Our family has made many trips to WDW over the last ten years, and has almost always stayed at the Fort Wilderness Cabins. One of the main reasons we’ve chosen the cabins for our lodging is not only the theming and the atmosphere for our rather large family, but because we normally drive to WDW and like being able to park our vehicle at our cabin. Charging a per diem fee to park there seems like a real slap in the face, given that each cabin has its own parking space. Even at the larger resorts, this seems like an excessive move. Look, I get it. We travel to other places and we live near NYC – in an urban location where parking and land are at a premium, it’s not unexpected to pay to park overnight or by the day. At the WDW resort, where guests pay a (substantial) premium to stay ‘on property’, and the resorts have the benefits of land and relatively abundant parking, this really makes one wonder the rationale for the surcharge. I'm going to state bluntly that WDW has really started to turn me off with a lot of the nickel-and-diming they are doing lately, and I think this is the straw that breaks the proverbial camel's wallet. I get that the higher rack rates are somewhat offset by convenience, customer service and that parking, internet/wifi and other resort amenities (that do seem less and less each trip) would be covered at some hotels under a flat ‘resort fee’, which Disney does not charge. Net/net, I’m pretty sure that we are going to spend the next few years checking out other parts of the country as opposed to visiting WDW. It's getting to the point that I can't justify the costs for the benefits any more, especially with a large family. Maybe after the 50th hoopla has come and gone we'll plan a family trip again, but for the immediate future I think we’re out. Thanks for listening.
  10. I believe long term parking at HPN is $30/24 hours, at least that’s what we paid the last time.
  11. We spend a lot of time up in the Adirondacks, it's so nice up there. Let me know when you're getting close and I can give you some recommendations for things to do in the area.
  12. But it's the Best Kept Disney Secret!
  13. Totally agree. I wonder how long it will be before DVC starts feeling the crunch. It's certainly no value anymore, unless the intent is to herd their 'loyal repeat visitors' even more towards DVC purchase to maintain the 'discounts' that they already enjoy (free parking, no resort fees, etc). It's funny how many people we know with younger kids making their first trips to WDW and totally overspending on everything now. Disney gives the hard sell on the dining plan, especially the top tier one - who the heck can eat two or three sit down meals a day? Heck, who can get the reservations? And all the add-ons that you MUST purchase for your kids: dessert parties, boutique trips, etc etc etc. It's going to be all about milking the first timers and the slow death by 1,000 extras. My gosh, I think I'm getting as cynical as TCD.
  14. This totally sucks. I'm going to state bluntly that the mouse has totally turned me off with a lot of the stuff they are doing lately, and I think this is the straw that breaks the camel's wallet. Pretty sure I'm going to spend the next few years checking out other parts of the country and skiing in the winter as opposed to giving them my $$. Might squeeze in a Food & Wine trip, but it's getting to the point that I can't justify the costs for the benefits any more. Especially with a large family and limited lodging options. Maybe after the 50th hoopla has come and gone we'll plan a family trip again, but for the immediate future I think I'm out.
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