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  1. Got it. So the wasted gas and time only impacted Disney. Have any of your drivers offered to hook you up with some anytime Fastpasses? TCD
  2. Disney World is Now Offering a Luxury Man Cave for Tired Dads

    Sorry, but those things on the deck of the Polynesian Bungalows are plunge pools, not spas/hot tubs. Hot water > Cold water. TCD
  3. Thanks for posting the review. I need some clarification on this paragraph: Are you saying that you can approach a driver and ask the driver to accept you as a rider, and then cancel the car that is on its way to you? I appreciate that saves you time, but that's not a cool thing to do to the driver coming to get you. Also, you spent $20 to use a Buzz FP? That can't be right. Plus Buzz is at the MK. TCD
  4. Buses running late?

    I don't think it's normal for bus drivers to deviate from their assigned routes. The typical response is that they will radio it in. But, I have seen bus drivers take it upon themselves to take a guest somewhere. Personally, I feel like some of the delays are caused by bus drivers who have deviated from their routes somewhere. I know one time at the Wilderness Lodge bus stop, when they were experimenting with having a CM there to communicate with guests, we were told that our bus had been diverted to transport a guest in a wheelchair from one resort to another. I am not sure why it had to be our bus, but that is what we were told. We all had to wait for an extra 45 minutes because some bus driver decided to sprinkle pixie dust on another guest. Great for them, bad for us. TCD
  5. Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

    I know that people have died at the Fort. But, they take them off property before pronouncing them dead. And, I think you're right- odds are that there have been some babies born. I haven't ever heard of one, though. It would be easier at the Fort than Clementine had it at the balloon festival. TCD
  6. Heed that warning. We had a one-night stay at Pop back in August. We were only there for the night, and the only time I was there during daylight hours was when I checked it, but I certainly heard the construction noise. Have you ever been anywhere where they were using a pile driver? The resort buildings were literally shaking. And when they say they will go to dusk, they mean it. It won't be a big deal for anyone that is planning to hit the parks hard, and not interested in a mid-day break. But, I don't think it would be good daytime napping conditions at Pop or AOA if they've got the pile driver going. TCD
  7. Ugh cost cutting sux!

    Correct, it used to be out there with the toppings for you to take as you please. Now it costs a buck. Not a bad deal- because you get plenty of liquid "cheese" for a buck. But, you used to get plenty for free. TCD
  8. That's a real headline. From a real magazine. What the Fort? Man Caves? At Disney? Sign me up! Not so fast. The clever author took some journalistic liberties. The "Man Caves" are the Copper Creek villas. Womp. Womp. Disney World is Now Offering a Luxury Man Cave for Tired Dads The new Copper Creek Cabins are serving Lincoln Log realness—but they'll cost you. There comes a time in every man’s life when his kiddos start asking questions—not about babies or what’s happening in their pants, but how far away Orlando is. From the moment your brood discovers there’s a place they can meet basically every star of every movie they’ve ever watched, it’s settled. You’ll be Disneying. Even if you’re just going with your Lilo and Stitch-obsessed romantic partner or extremely enthusiastic nephew, Walt Disney World feels more like an inevitable obligation than a getaway. But now, thank god, you can pull off the ultimate macho retreat while doing double-duty as Man Of The Year. Say hello to Copper Creek Cabins, your rustic and non-princessy theme park respite that feels like an Airbnb in the Rockies with Mickey Mouse as the host—if only his fat gloved fingers could work an iPhone. With live edge wood slab counters, an indoor-outdoor automatic fireplace and cathedral ceilings featuring exposed wood beams, the two-bedroom standalone cabins are nothing short of an HGTV marathon come to life. A family-friendly mix between Pendleton hipster retreat and high-end hoteliery means you can kick it in a massive freestanding bathtub, even if you'll only use it to scrub glitter out of a small child’s hair after visiting Cinderella’s princess makeover salon. Those built-in leather headboards, swanky stone detailing and oversized waterfall showers will almost have you forget you’re in a place where every hotel is overtly themed, even this one. The sleek retreats line the lakefront of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, a make-believe Pacific Northwest chalet channeling national park reverie and Yosemite fantasies by way of hearthside rocking chairs, hourly geyser eruptions and a six-story lobby serving Lincoln Log realness. You can sip a manhattan by a waterfall without putting on hiking boots once—it’s every dude’s dream getaway, despite the stroller-pushing and slow-paced boat rides. Still, there’s weirdly plenty for dads to enjoy at Disney’s parks—a robust booze selection! meeting Chewbacca! the upside-down Aerosmith-themed roller coaster!—but when you’re sweating through your clothes from Floridian humidity wondering if procreation is your biggest regret, every hardwood inch of that cabin will permeate your air conditioned dreams. It’s rugged luxury in a glimmering feminine world of princesses and fairy dust, a haven from the chaos and oppressive planning Walt Disney World necessitates, giving you control over your vacation, life and destiny for as long as you’re on Mickey’s home turf. So here’s the plan: Set up grocery delivery for a week of culinary bliss amidst theme park mania—cabins have fully outfitted kitchens with shared grills nearby—and if you forget the sauce, grab a fifth of Patron, a couple of Fat Tires or, seriously, a jug of moonshine from the hotel gift shop doubling as bodega. Wake up early to brew a pot of coffee and sit shirtless on the screened-in patio or watch the Seahawks defense on the newfangled in-mirror TV while slathering your body in SPF 50. There’s even a private hot tub, a far cry from the all-ages human soup Disney’s poolside jacuzzis descend into. Boiling bowls of water sound tyrannical in Central Florida’s heat, but when every bone in your body is on fire from inadvertently slow-marching a half-marathon while drinking around the world at Epcot, you’ll be overjoyed to return home to a dunk tank filled with water jets you can press your exhausted muscles against in hopes of being able to physically bend your legs again come sunrise. Disney’s fresh new cabins cost a pretty penny—pricing starts at $1835 per night—but if this place is all about make-believe, where better is there to enjoy a rare sliver of serenity than within a manufactured woodsy wonderland? https://www.gq.com/story/disney-man-cave-for-dads It all sounded great until that last sentence where the $1835 a night price tag got mentioned, didn't it?. TCD
  9. So does Rocky But, we have to watch it, he's a bit lactose intolerant. Our Chick-Fil-A has dog bones in the drive through. But Rocky has perfected the right puppy dog face to score a nugget. TCD
  10. Artist Point bone in ribeye for 2

    Nice review. The Boathouse at Disney Springs offers a steak like this, and a lower price-point. It is a lot of meat and a good deal by Disney standards. But, you can't beat the ambience of Artist's Point. TCD
  11. FYI, it's called a puppachino. Pup cups is what they call ice cream for dogs at Dairy Queen. TCD
  12. Ugh cost cutting sux!

    Sad to hear. Still, nothing stings worse for me than them ditching the steak fries at Trail's End take out, and then cutting the Giddyap and Go from 10 pieces of chicken to 8. First runner up- taking away the free cheese sauce at Casey's Corner. TCD
  13. The WDW on-site kennel, Best Friends, actually requires written proof of vaccinations to be sent to them before they will confirm a reservation. I tried to make a reservation for Rocky last year, and there was a vaccination that he did not have- I'll have to go back and look at what it was- our vet is pretty thorough, and the one Best Friends was looking for is one that our vet felt was not necessary, so it was more than just a rabies shot for them. Here's what Best Friends requires: To comply with State guidelines, pets must have proof of current vaccinations from a licensed veterinarian. Requirement for dogs: Rabies, Distemper combo, Bordetella and a negative fecal test within the last 12 months. As far as the Fort goes, I've never been asked for shot records. TCD
  14. Thanks. I am toying with the idea of a quick cabin stay for research purposes. I made an on-line reservation this morning- of course there is nothing in the on-line reservation process to indicate if a guest wishes to bring a dog. The official Disney site for the Cabins has been updated with this language: Dog-Friendly Accommodations Bring your pampered pooch to stay with you at The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. Here at Walt Disney World Resort, we know that dogs aren’t simply pets—they’re members of your family. And since family is at the heart of everything we do, for a limited time, your furry friends are welcome to join you at select Disney Resort hotels. Let the tail wagging commence! Note: Limit 2 dogs per room. Restrictions and fees apply. How to Book To bring your dog along on your upcoming visit, please call (407) 939-7539. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call. Services for Guests with Dogs During your stay, Best Friends Pet Care can provide assistance with dog walking, day care and other pet services (fees apply). For details, please call (877) 4-WDW-PETS or (877) 493-9738, or visit bestfriendspetcare.com. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call. I called the number provided, and was on hold for 21 minutes before I spoke to the representative. Naturally, he had to "pull up the information on pets," and then proceeded to read the same rules that were published above. Word for word. The whole thing. When he got to the part about the $50 per night fee, he had to put me on hold to check with "Guest Services" to see if the fee was to be paid now or at the resort. After another 20 minute hold, the reservation agent confirmed that the pet charges are paid at check-in. He said he added the dog to the reservation, but he said there was no way for me to see that- it's only a note on the reservation. Among the things he read off to me is that the pet must have proper vaccinations, and that the guest must show proof if asked. But, there was no clarification about what vaccinations are required. or what type of proof is accepted. I really think that ought to be clarified. All told, it took me almost an hour on the phone to add Rocky to my cabin reservation, and I'm not even sure if he was added, as there is no way to confirm it. TCD
  15. Awesome! Lucky Jedi! What is the procedure for guests who want to bring pets? How is it added to the reservation? Is the extra fee added to the one-night deposit amount, or is it paid at check-in? TCD
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