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mouseketab.....Carol last won the day on December 19 2017

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  1. Halloween Week 2018

    Halloween week is the "High Holy Fiend Holiday" Many Fort Fiends gather there Halloween week and we usually have at least 1 big potluck and many mini gatherings throughout that time, and lots of us get together and host trick or treating at one or two sites :)
  2. From the Disney Parks Blog https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2018/03/return-to-sleepy-hollow-at-disneys-fort-wilderness-resort-campground-begins-september-28/?CMP=SOC-DPFY18Q1wo0322180328180003C
  3. Also, DME is a stickler about only providing transportation from "your" resort, and during your stay. I used to do quick weekend trips with a very tiny bookbag carryon, so upon arrival, I would have Mears drop me directly to PI on Friday night, then worry about checking into the hotel later. I would also check out of my hotel on Sunday morning, and have a 5:30 am flight home the next morning. Would go to the parks, then Pleasure Island, take a shower at the pool showers, then hop on Mears about 3 am, sleep on the flight home, and get to work. (I was much younger in those days. I can't do those types of trips any more)
  4. I actually do find this part surprising, because that was a big deal when ME first started. You had to book it in advance. The towncar drivers and taxis insisted on that. If you didn't have a DME reservation, but still wanted to ride, they would direct you to the Mears desk to purchase a ticket. They would still put you on a DME bus, but you had to pay for it. One time I had to go home for a few days during a trip. DME only "gives" you one ride per trip. So I rode Mears from the Dolphin to get to MCO to go home, then when I came back, I went to the Mears desk next to the DME buses and bought a one way Mears ticket, and took the DME bus back.
  5. They didn't used to. That's new then. Cause I know folks used to fly in days ahead of time, do stuff in Orlando, drop the rental car at MCO, then DME to Disney for their time there, or spend the night at the MCO hotel, and DME the next morning. I also know a few folks that would give a different flight (with carryon only) to increase or reduce their scheduled pickup time. I personally have flown into Orlando for work, then turned my rental car into MCO from the work trip and hopped on DME to start a Disney reservation. Maybe phantom flight number is the wrong word. Give an actual flight number, but I don't think they confirm that you are actually booked on that flight.
  6. OK, I just figured out how to pay much "less" for your parking if you are driving into Disney, and it will work for any resort. PLUS, it will give you the pleasure of costing Disney money, instead of giving it to them. When you book your Disney reservation, book DME, and give them phantom airlines and flight numbers for your departure and arrival. Google MCO parking and find the cheapest parking deal you can find. I've seen as little as $3.99 a day. Drive to that parking place instead of Disney, and have them drop you at MCO, then go board DME to go to your resort. At the end of your trip, board DME for the airport, get on the shuttle to your parking spot, then head home. If you don't want to put your entire family and all the luggage on DME and the parking lot shuttle, you could drop the family, luggage, and your grocery run off at the resort, then one of you deposit the car. Then at the end of the trip, one of you could hop on DME to get to MCO to retrieve the car, come back to WDW and retrieve the family and luggage. Yes, it's a little bit of your time, but Disney doesn't get the extra revenue for a parking space they already have, another business does get your revenue, and your are getting every penny's worth of the "benefits" of being a Disney resort guest.
  7. What was the magic kingdom club?

    If I remember correctly, there was a MKC rate for rooms, ticket discounts, and a few other things.
  8. I think they mentioned when they started "season" pricing on the tickets, they were blatantly saying they wanted the Disney experience to be special. They wanted to make it expensive enough that the parks were not quite so full. We complain about the prices, and we complain about the crowds. Can you imagine how full the parks and resorts would be if they did not raise the prices like they have been? However, it still stinks
  9. I haven't stepped foot in a Disney water park in 10 years, so not happenin. (I even have one or two old "Pluses" from previous tickets to use up too).
  10. Also, is it per vehicle, or per room. At the Fort, that could "technically" garner them an additional $190 a night if you have a group of individuals all driving in from different directions......
  11. Sooooo, if I book for 499 days out before March 21st, does that mean no parking fee for that stay?
  12. So how does this affect the Fort? Does a motorhome sitting at your site require a parking fee? Do you get a double whammy with a toad? How about the tow vehicle at your site, or are only charged if you are in overflow? What about trailers and tow dollies in overflow?
  13. Is Dole Whip Next?

    Oooh, I see a Rootbeer float on the menu, and they have fountain Coke, so that means I can get a Coke Float!!!
  14. First Look At Disney's Next Ships

    Look's cool. However, every time I read a Disney News Blog article, I just want to pull out my editing pen!! (Passive voice, negative tone) SHOULD BE active voice, positive tone, present tense!! Here is how it SHOULD read. Our fleet has the most beautiful ships at sea, and the three newest vessels setting sail in 2021, 2022 and 2023 are exceptional. This first, early rendering depicts the magnificent exterior of the next Disney ships, which elevates family cruise vacations to a whole new level. Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger revealed the rendering today at The Walt Disney Company’s annual shareholders meeting. In keeping with the distinct Disney Cruise Line style, the new ships embody the elegance and romance of the golden age of ocean cruising with unique touches all their own. The three new vessels offer more innovation, new technologies, spectacular entertainment, and more Disney stories and characters than ever before. Ingenuity and innovation from stem to stern amazes and delights Disney Cruise Line guests of all ages. We bring Disney’s iconic stories and franchises on our new ships to life in thrilling and surprising ways, building on the creativity we’ve introduced across our existing fleet. During the past several years we have added innovations such as Marvel and Star Wars themed spaces in our kids’ clubs…dazzling stage shows like “Beauty and the Beast”, unrivaled in their originality and visual presentation…and an entirely new genre of dining experience combining live entertainment, storytelling and interactive moments at our Tiana’s Place and Rapunzel’s Royal Table restaurants. Each new ship is approximately 140,000 gross tons – slightly larger than the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy – and each is currently planned to include about 1,250 guest staterooms. Design plans, ship names, and itineraries are still in development, and we are already dreaming up exciting new ways to create the world’s most magical oceangoing adventures. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) that is one of the cleanest-burning fuels available, powers these new vessels . You might say Disney Cruise Line is on the threshold of reimagining the cruise industry once again, just like we did in 1998 with our very first ship. I am excited about the expansion of our fleet, and I know our guests will be, too. As we continue to unveil more details about our new ships, Disney Parks Blog readers can expect to be some of the first to know. Keep following along for more exciting updates!