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  1. 7 points
    I totally/completely have no desire to return at this point. I do have a hotel reservation booked for Oct, but if our kids can't join us, (because they had not booked yet, and may not be able to book) AND they are in a state with a 2-week quarantine when entering FL. Also, we can't buy tickets at this time, so most likely will cancel. The no park hopping and reservation system really stinks. My plan was to go early in the morning and hit the attractions I wanted to see at rope drop (at Studios, AK, and MK), then late afternoon, troll food booths at Epcot. We are purely, hunt and peck type travelers, and casual do what we feel like type travelers, I did like FastPass + because I could book a couple things in the later afternoon and we would be guaranteed to ride a few things without long waits, but this book your park months in advance not knowing if we'll feel like actually going to that park that day, or if the weather cooperates just won't work for us anymore. Also, I've finally convinced hubby to go cross-country with me in the [email protected] I have three weeks planned next march for less than even a week at Disney.
  2. 4 points
    While I love the current Splash Mountain theming, I am ok with this change. Most kids today have never seen or heard of Uncle Remus and the Brer Rabbit stories, and cannot connect. Like Mr. Toad, Uncle Remus' time has passed. The Princess and the Frog also has great songs, and I'm hoping to be able hear 'Gonna to take you there" with Raymond. I got so attached to that bug.
  3. 3 points
  4. 2 points
    Put me in the paper group. Last spring when we went to Disneyland it was so nice not stressing 60 days in advance. If you wanted to buy the max pass you could but we didn't seem to need it.
  5. 2 points
    For some reason "paid line-jumping" made me think of someone tapping you on the shoulder and whispering "I'll give you a $20 if you let me get in front of you"
  6. 2 points
    h2odivers...Ray

    Oklahoma city

    Or you could’ve just asked someone that lives in Oklahoma City. LOL it’s a pretty nice campground and a very convenient location for most things you’ll want to do. And if I remember correctly the campground has a limo and they will take you to some of the local establishments for free. At least it used to be free. it is right next to Remington racetrack and casino, the softball Hall of Fame, the Oklahoma City zoo, which has one of the best elephant exhibits I’ve ever seen, and the Omni Plex. The Omniplex is an interactive science museum. You’ll be approximately 7-8 miles (10 minute drive) from downtown Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma City bombing memorial is well worth going to see. If you just walk the grounds it will take you about 15 Or 20 minutes. Which you can easily spend An hour or two if you go into the museum. at night I would recommend going to the Bricktown area of downtown Oklahoma City. They have lots of great restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues. As well as a Riverwalk like San Antonio has. Let me know if you need any tips or advice about things to do, C, where to eat, or just general info about our great city.
  7. 2 points
    Currently they have only reopened booking up to a check out of Sept 27, 2021. No word on when the rest will be released. As of when things went down we could only get to Mid-November under the new rules that went into place last year. Instead of 499 days to when you check out, it is now 500 days to when you check in plus 30 additional days. I am closely watching for when things come back so I can get clients booked as soon as it opens.
  8. 2 points
    You could purchase regular tickets through Jason, then upgrade upon arrival.
  9. 2 points
    Just wanted to remind everyone Disney has opened booking out to 9/26/2021. They have no opened further than that for room only bookings like in the past. If you are thinking about a trip in 2021 let me help you get it locked down. [email protected]
  10. 1 point
  11. 1 point
    Travisma

    Oklahoma city

    Best zoo ever!
  12. 1 point
    Robin

    A little get away

    Good idea wish we did that.
  13. 1 point
    fladogfan  aka Gretchen

    A little get away

    I hope the yard workers were near the late night noise makers. Take a nap someplace quiet!
  14. 1 point
    2020 tickets and reservations back on sale tomorrow. Direct from Walt Disney World. 2020 tickets and reservations back on sale. If you have something you are looking for for tickets or reservations at the select hotels that have reopened for 2020 dates let me know. I am happy to help! [email protected] Magic is here! In just a few more days, we’ll begin welcoming the first guests back to the theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort, starting July 11 with Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and followed July 15 by EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We’re continuing to prepare for these openings in a measured and deliberate way, implementing health and safety measures with cast members and guests in mind. As you may recall, earlier we had temporarily paused 2020 ticket sales and Disney Resort hotel bookings so we could focus on helping existing ticket holders and Annual Passholders plan their visits with the new Disney Park Pass theme park reservation system. We are glad to share that tomorrow, July 9, we are resuming Disney Resort hotel bookings, packages and ticket sales for 2020. In preparation, our booking systems will be unavailable overnight, beginning at approximately midnight Eastern this evening. When systems come back online in the morning, you’ll be able to purchase new tickets and plan future visits throughout this year with the Disney Park Pass system, which we are using to help manage attendance. All guests with valid admission are required to make a reservation in advance for each park entry, so be sure to have your guests check the park reservation availability calendar before purchasing any new tickets. Guests should then go to www.StartYourDisneyExperience.com (www.CommencezVotreExperienceDisney.com in Quebec) after purchase to link their tickets and make park reservations. Reservations are limited and subject to availability. When adding theme park tickets to a new 2020 package, your clients will now have the option of choosing tickets for 2 to 7 days in length. Certain ticket and package options, such as the Park Hopper option, Minnie Van Airport Service and Disney Dining Plan packages, are currently unavailable. A new digital flyer and Facebook graphic will be available tomorrow in DisneyCopyright.com. Please note that, during this phased reopening, some tickets, ticket options and Disney Resort hotels are unavailable, but there are still a variety of options to choose from. Though the experience may be different than the last time your clients visited, there is so much to look forward to, with many favorite attractions and dozens of entertainment offerings available across all four theme parks, including special new character cavalcades and the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. When planning a visit for this year, we recommend checking out our “Know Before You Go” page on the Walt Disney World microsite, which features tips and information, including how to make park reservations after purchasing tickets. We realize that everyone’s situation is unique, so if you have specific questions about upcoming plans, please call the Disney Reservation Center.
  15. 1 point
    There is a ton I will copy and paste it here but will probably be busy at some point if updates are needed and will be keeping my Facebook page updated with the information. This is all straight from Disney.
  16. 1 point
    Oh yeah. Thats our go to campground
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  18. 1 point
    Didn't Disney spend like 5 billion on FP+? FP+ was supposed to be the best thing since sliced bread. I liked the old paper ticket system better.
  19. 1 point
    Travisma

    booking rsvp

    Early reports right after re-opening said that the Fort was a ghost town. Loops entirely empty or lightly booked. Pools empty, same with the shops and restaurants. But, reports from the weekend starting Friday the 3rd said that the pools and decks were so crowded that they reached the new capacity guidelines and were turning people away early in the day. If a storm comes thru, they have to stay closed until they clean all of the chairs/tables etc, because they didn't know what ones were in use before the storm hit. The new normal guidelines are you turn the backs down when leaving or lean the chairs into the tables so they know to clean those. Stores and restaurants were packed and are on new early closing hours. Also they were told they had to wear masks while looping in carts. The people posting said that the only feature that has stayed pre-covid is the site rates. Everything else has been cut back.
  20. 1 point
    2021 Walt Disney World tickets are now on sale for use dates out to Sept 26, 2021. If you need tickets for a trip already booked for 2021 please consider purchasing through me. It does not cost you and more than buying them directly but I do get to make a little money off of them. Thanks [email protected]
  21. 1 point
    Travisma

    booking rsvp

    See, we're just the opposite (but yes local). We've gone for the 4th of July week on two different trips and never went to the parks (Silver blackout dates), Found it relaxing just hanging out, resort hopping (now blocked), and going to DS and off site shopping. Not going to the parks, lets you feel like you're getting your $$ worth out of your site!
  22. 1 point
    Establishments that derive over 50% of their income from drinks alone have to close.
  23. 1 point
    Yes. The reasoning is that in restaurants diners have a drink at their table. In the Orlando area at least, the bars became crowded with people standing and not wearing masks. We need to rename this virus the bonehead virus because that is why it is spreading. People refuse to act responsibly. I feel bad for the bar owners who tried to do this the right way.
  24. 1 point
    From an email to travel agents but I believe it is circulating elsewhere as well. I don't mind this idea. Princess and the Frog are a favorite movie and I think Splash Mountain lends itself to retheming to this. Today we are thrilled to share a first glimpse of a project Imagineers have been working on since last year. Splash Mountain – at both Disneyland park in California and Magic Kingdom park in Florida – will soon be completely reimagined. The theme is inspired by an all-time favorite animated Disney film, “The Princess and the Frog.” We pick up this story after the final kiss, and join Princess Tiana and Louis on a musical adventure – featuring some of the powerful music from the film – as they prepare for their first-ever Mardi Gras performance. Tiana is a modern, courageous, and empowered woman, who pursues her dreams and never loses sight of what’s really important. It’s a great story with a strong lead character, set against the backdrop of New Orleans and the Louisiana bayou. In 1966, Walt himself opened New Orleans Square when it became the first new “land” added to Disneyland park, so it feels natural to link the story and the incredible music of “The Princess and the Frog” to our parks. The voice of Princess Tiana and Tony Award-winning actress, Anika Noni Rose, shared, “It is really exciting to know that Princess Tiana’s presence in both Disneyland and Magic Kingdom will finally be fully realized! As passionate as I am about what we created, I know the fans are going to be over the moon. The Imagineers are giving us ‘The Princess and the Frog’ Mardi Gras celebration we’ve been waiting for, and I’m here for it!” The approach to retheming or “plussing” attractions (as Walt Disney referred to it) begins with Imagineers asking the question, how can we build upon or elevate the experience and tell a fresh, relevant story? It’s a continuous process that Imagineers are deeply passionate about. And with this longstanding history of updating attractions and adding new magic, the retheming of Splash Mountain is of particular importance today. The new concept is inclusive – one that all of our guests can connect with and be inspired by, and it speaks to the diversity of the millions of people who visit our parks each year. Charita Carter, the senior creative producer leading the project at Walt Disney Imagineering shared, “Like Princess Tiana, I believe that courage and love are the key ingredients for wonderful adventures. I am delighted to be a part of bringing this fun-filled experience to our guests.” For Imagineers, change is rooted in a tradition set by Walt Disney who encouraged new innovations, new ideas, new scenes and current storytelling. And the experiences they create can be enjoyed by guests who visit our parks from all over the world. As part of the creative development process, conceptual design work is well underway and Imagineers will soon be able to conduct preliminary reviews and develop a timeline for when the transformation can start to take shape. Stay tuned for more!
  25. 1 point
    The three day limit is for those with out onsite or good neighbor hotels (havent seen a specific list of those, Four Seasons, Swan and Dolphin, Disney Springs are all ones I do know) Some AP holders with onsite reservations were having issues with only allowing 3 days but that seems to have been corrected to allow for length of stay up to 14 days to now be booked. As far as I know that 3 days limit is until you use a day then you can make another. I could be wrong on that but I do not know. Word is though for AP with out a resort they are going to be releasing additional Park Pass availability. Havent seen that direct from Disney though so don't hold me to it. And in case anyone hasnt seen this yet here is the Park Pass availability calendar you can check out before booking things. To see availability right now be sure to click on Disney Resort Guests until the other options open up. https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/availability-calendar/?segments=tickets,resort,passholder&defaultSegment=tickets
  26. 1 point
    As of now no change in the prices and I have not heard anything so far about them being reduced. however it is important to note also tickets and new reservations do not have a date for resuming sales as of now. It will depend on availability and may happen later this summer.
  27. 1 point
    I think I mentioned this in my long ongoing post I made today with information straight from Disney. Not going away anytime soon. Just not complimentary anymore
  28. 1 point
    From Disney Parks Blog. Short version. New version of Food and Wine starting July 15, no outside bands for Eat to the Beat, Epcot and maybe more music groups instead. No MNSSHP or H2Glow nights.
  29. 1 point
    But they may not have felt ill until they went for the test.......How many people have/had it an never feel ill?
  30. 1 point
    From WDWNT... As mentioned by Vahle in his post, Tri-Circle-D Ranch is set to reopen next Monday on June 22 along with Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. The redesigned the Tri-Circle-D Ranch will offer a modern stable and updated outdoor spaces and facilities for “The Happiest Horses on Earth.” Here, we see the tiny, yet mighty baby Violet, a foal that was recently born at the ranch. On the Walt Disney Cast and Community Facebook page, a video was shared showing the newborn foal, Violet, bonding with its mother Elsa: The new ranch will also include a museum-like space, maintaining the history and spirit of the original Tri-Circle-D, welcoming guests to explore exhibits of classic Disney equestrian artifacts, some of which date back to the 1950s! Here, we see the Dragon Calliope, an authentic circus wagon that was purchased by Walt Disney himself back in the 1950s for use in the short-lived Mickey Mouse Club Circus parade at Disneyland. The Calliope went on to appear at Disneyland parades until the park’s 25th anniversary. It was eventually repainted silver and blue for Walt Disney World’s Tencennial in 1981, and featured in multiple parades and Christmas broadcasts before retiring to the former Tri-Circle-D Ranch location. It has since also been moved to the new ranch! https://wdwnt.com/2020/06/photos-video-first-look-inside-new-tri-circle-d-ranch-at-disneys-fort-wilderness-resort-baby-foal-named-violet-born/?fbclid=IwAR19hSI1Kbj03lVtNkDZGC1YmV9GLQIJScckXOdC5chlBgVj889eK5erZxc
  31. 1 point
    So much this. It's one thing to decide you're willing to risk your own health. It's another thing entirely to knowingly put other people's health at risk, especially when they're trusting that the measures they've been told have been put in place are being enforced. (sigh)
  32. 1 point
    What’s this you speak of? Pretty sure it’s almost extinct.
  33. 1 point
    You nailed it. Ultimately PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY has to kick in. This person should have taken themselves out of service as soon as they started feeling ill. In addition, all of those knuckleheads who crowded the beaches on Memorial Day, packed into bars and protested with thousands without wearing masks are now wondering what happened. The spikes are matching the two week waiting period for all three events.
  34. 1 point
    Now you see what happens when you do testing.
  35. 1 point
    A neighbor of ours works there and she hasn't been working anywhere near her normal hours because business is so slow. So while that employee may have been back on the books for two weeks, it is very possible they weren't there too many days (hopefully). This is where the temperature checks fall short since only about 60% of those infected have a fever.
  36. 1 point
    Oops, missed that.. And now that dining reservations are required to visit a resort you're not staying at, looks like both park and resort hopping are out of the question for the short term at least. I get why, but it's a bummer. Those are 2 things we do really often.
  37. 1 point
    Yes, I remember that. Each day we didn't receive an email had us hoping they were holding off. No big deal, it wasn't really saving us anything. We'll just create our own meal plan.
  38. 1 point
    I had posted they were all being cancelled. Originally the wording on the TA site said through Sept 26, 2021 but they have changed that now to read through at least the end of 2020.
  39. 1 point
    Or you can order the Dole mix online for about $30 and have the perfect excuse to buy your own soft serve machine.
  40. 1 point
    fotofx....Steve

    RUMOR-FW DVC Cancelled?

    Yay, at least something good came out of Covid.
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  42. 1 point
    I read an ethics article on this a year or so ago. At that time the article stated we could wipe out entire species of pests through genetics but the questions were should we and at what costs. As mentioned bats are one species under pressure that eat mosquitoes but their larvae also support entire food chains for animals such as fish and amphibians. Let's say it works and we wipe out the mosquito that spreads Zika. Do we stop there after all it is only on species? Why not do the same for the Anopheles mosquito which carries malaria? The article left the answer open but my conclusion was we are better off not toying with things like this as it has been proven time and again once the genie is out of the bottle you can't put it back in.


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