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  1. 4 points
    Oh Reddit... a constant source of entertainment and open-mouthed head shaking. You can betcha bottom dollar that she's not the only one that's going to try something like this with Disney, or any other company they feel "wronged" by in all this. All the other chaos aside, I feel badly in advance for the CM's that are going to have to deal with people like this when things start to reopen (if they haven't already). What are the odds this woman is standing in a Costco right this minute hurling curses at a poor employee who is trying desperately to stay 6' away from her, demanding that they provide her with a free state-of-the-art gaming system, 72" HD TV and a month's supply of their best snacks to make up for the "trauma" caused to her precious snowflakes for not having their usual cushy toilet paper in stock. 🤣
  2. 4 points
    Tried to book a FP at the 60 day mark and they were all gone. So was smugglers run, toy story mania, slinky, and alien saucers. I really wish they would get rid of all FPs!
  3. 3 points

    WDW Closings due to COVID19

    I'm afraid you are correct. We all should help out are family, friends, and neighbors, if possible, if the need arises.
  4. 3 points
    Well at least they can paint the castle during the day and have it done before they re-open. And catch up on maintenance for all the rides that keep breaking down!
  5. 2 points
    I've stopped clicking on any of them. Because this exactly. Seems unlikely. It may run its course, similar to the regular flu virus, and then peter out, but like the regular flu, it could resurface next "season". That's why they're saying that while a vaccine is unlikely to be ready in time for what's happening now, it will seriously help when this thing raises its ugly head next time.
  6. 2 points
    Am I the only one that is getting aggravated about these various blog sites posting their theories about when the parks and hotels are going to be opened, and how they will allows guests back in? All it’s doing is riling up people and spreading false information around. The Disney fanatics are going crazy out there making plans and speculating either further about opening dates. Until word comes from Disney these “supposedly reliable” sites are doing a disservice to everyone and should be banned from Facebook and have their sites blocked.
  7. 2 points

    New Mickey Shorts

    Me too! lol!
  8. 2 points
    Had to laugh out loud, really loud, about the driving I-4. YES teachers are not paid anywhere near what they are worth. A few weeks ago I was ticked because someone was treating me like a little old lady. Then I remembered how old I am(78) and thought, Oh yeah, I am a little old woman, sometimes I'm a lady
  9. 2 points
    DisneyLand is donating perishable foods to a food bank out there during the shutdown. At least something good is coming out of this mess. I guess since DW resorts are still operational, a lot of the parks foods can be used at the resorts.
  10. 2 points
    I'm actually hoping that they use this time wisely. They'll have two weeks with NO guests. CLEAN the parks. Paint. Make repairs. Get more done than you ever could possibly under normal circumstances... this is my hope. But... who knows.
  11. 2 points
    I’m grateful they didn’t rebrand it as the Reflections Lakeside Disney Resort Equestrian Center. TCD
  12. 2 points
    It looks like they’re down to the finish items on the new barn: I don’t hate the new sign: TCD
  13. 2 points

    Fort Wilderness Campsite Discount!

    Ok I was really confused. So I just now looked online at the Fort website. Was not available for the dates I needed. I changed my check out date to a day earlier and it was available. I called Disney back got to keep my same dates don't have to change anything and saved 56.74. So not really sure why I was told I couldn't do this before but I'm happy!
  14. 2 points

    Cross Country 2020

    We've done the border crossing dance numerous times over the past three years and you never know what the "rule of the day is"-LOL! The written rules are just a guideline that includes the word, "may". All depends upon the mood, friendliness, and political persuasion of the border agent on both sides of the border. As a general guideline, and it doesn't matter if it's a US or Canada crossing, we avoid having any fresh produce, meats or dairy in the refrigerator. Also, they don't always ask the " produce, meat, dairy" question but if they do answer honestly and be prepared to drive to their dumpster and throw away any "fresh" items. Or, in some instances they will ask to "take a look around" and do exactly that. Crossing is easy just as long as you don't try to second guess the food issue or go crazy trying to interpret the guideline in your favor. Have a "border crossing party" the night before you cross, eat what you can (save some for breakfast), and share what's left with your camping neighbors. Better to share than to throw it in the dumpster. Bon Appetit!
  15. 2 points
    No... Tom doesn't meet us until after Banff I know we've made these trips before, but each time I miss him more. Stinks. We are going to get a notarized letter with dates and his permission for the kids to cross the border with me. Crazy world we live in
  16. 2 points
    I agree it was a lot better back in the day with the paper fastpass, it seemed like a challange
  17. 2 points
    Wow. I didn’t know it was that bad. I wish they would move to a system like they have at Disneyland where all FP’s are up for grabs once guests enter the parks. This 60 day business allows guests to game the system, and then the park experience is ruined for everyone. TCD
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  19. 1 point
    It was an experiment I thought up while stuck in Florida. And it worked so very well.
  20. 1 point
    Yummy! ill have to try it soon
  21. 1 point
    There's a few Memes floating around out there. One is When quarantine ends I'm either going to be a gourmet cook, or a drunk. Another good one shows a before and after quarantine Thor from most of the movies lean and mean, then shows him plump and fluffy when he was pitying himself in that remote village. Lets get some good recipes posted in here. Either Disney, , just favorites, fun for kids ones or great camping ones in expectation of the Forts reopening! Mickey Beignets Ingredients 3/4 Cup Lukewarm Water 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar 1/2 Envelope Active Dry Yeast 1 Egg 1/2 tsp Salt 1/2 Cup Evaporated Milk 3 1/2 Cups Flour 2 Tbsp Shortening Nonstick Spray 4 Cups Oil for Frying 1/2 Cup Confectioners’ Sugar Berry Jam Instructions Add Lukewarm Water, Granulated Sugar, and Dry Yeast to a bowl. Stir to combine and let sit for 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl combine Evaporated Milk, Salt, and 1 beaten egg. Your yeast should now be activated & foamy. Add in milk mixture. Add Flour and Shortening to mixture and combine. Once dough forms a ball, put on a floured surface and knead well. Grease a bowl and place well kneaded dough inside. Cover with a towel and let sit for 2 hours. After 2 hours, it should be double in size. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick. Use a Mickey cookie cutter to punch out dough. Heat Frying Oil to 350 degrees and get a wire rack ready. Fry Beignets about 1-2 minutes per side. Allow them to cool for 5 minutes. Dust with Confectioners’ Sugar or place Beignets with Confectioners’ Sugar in a paper bag and shake. Add a side of jam and dig in! Other Flavors of Mickey Beignets Double Chocolate: Add 2 Tbsp Cocoa powder into dough batter. Dust with Cocoa powder and of Confectioners’ Sugar. Credit: ITM Reporter Bailee Abell Mardi Gras: Dust with yellow and purple sugar crystals. Mint Chocolate: Add 1 Tbsp Peppermint extract and 2 Tbsp Cocoa powder into dough batter. Pumpkin Spice: Add 2 Tbsp Pumpkin Pie spice (ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice or cloves). Credit: Disney Parks Hot Chocolate: Dust with Cocoa powder instead of Confectioners’ Sugar. Heat up fudge syrup to drizzle over. Top with marshmallows. Candy Cane: Add 1 Tbsp peppermint extract into dough batter. Credit: Disney Optional Mickey Beignet Toppings Ice Cream Whipped Cream Berry Jams Hot Fudge
  22. 1 point
    See... I just don't get that. We've only done one day at the parks (MK) in the past 18 months, but before that had APs back to back and I remember often walking around thinking that some areas looked really sad. They just needed a good scrubbing, a few boards replaced, some new paint... nothing huge or too terribly expensive, just a little work that (I figured) was tough to do with the parks busy every. single. day. Now they've been empty for days and days and no work is getting done? That would be a shame
  23. 1 point
    Have you seen this yet? Super job by these people. Made me laugh, hope you do too.
  24. 1 point
    DeSantis just mandated that they self quarantine for 14 days... NJ included New Yorkers flying to Florida amid stay-at-home order ... www.wesh.com › article › new-yorkers-flying-to-florida-coronavirus 8 mins ago - Gov. DeSantis said “huge amounts” of New Yorkers are flying to Florida ... who travels from New York or New Jersey to Florida to self-isolate for ... EDIT: He just announced that the "SELF QUARANTINE" will not be with family members and he is mobilizing the necessary staff to meet all the incoming flights.
  25. 1 point
    Grumpy and Grandma

    WDW Closings due to COVID19

    Just like all the A HOLES from NY who are now flocking to FL to move in with their parents and grand-parents. The GOV just made that statement from the VIllages.. But of course de Blasio will blame it on Trump...
  26. 1 point
    I love this so much I think I've watched it 6 times! There are a couple other cute ones that have popped up too:
  27. 1 point

    New Mickey Shorts

    I am so glad to know I was not the only one.
  28. 1 point


    there's one
  29. 1 point

    WDW Closings due to COVID19

    Odds and ends Man arrested for allegedly stealing 66 rolls of toilet paper from Orlando hotel, police say ORLANDO, Fla. - Orange County deputies have arrested a man for allegedly stealing 66 rolls of toilet paper from an Orlando hotel. Investigators said that it happened at the Marriott Hotel on World Center Drive. They said that a security guard saw 31-year-old Angel Hernandezcinto pushing a trash can to his van and put a bag inside. The guard peeked through the window and saw the bag was full of unused toilet paper rolls that belonged to the hotel. When Hernandezcinto came back out, deputies said he admitted to taking the 66 rolls of toilet paper, which were valued at $0.99. Hernandezcinto reportedly told the guard that he knew a lady who was poor and had no job and he was taking the toilet paper to help her and her family. The arrest report showed that Hernandezcinto then apologized. The report also stated that he is a cleaner at the hotel and had access to toilet paper because he cleans. Hernandezcinto reportedly did not wish to notify the Guatemalan consulate. Deputies said that he has charged with theft from public lodging establishment. And this is how you start a panic with sensational partially true headlines CA MAN DIES AT 34 Recently Visited Disney World In FL A 34-year-old man has died in California after testing positive of coronavirus just days ago, and 2 weeks after visiting Walt Disney World and Universal Studios in Florida. Hmm slightly different than the attention grabbing headline Jeffrey Ghazarian died Thursday morning at a Pasadena hospital after spending 5 days hooked up to a ventilator and battling for his life ... according to his family. His sister says ... "He suffered a lot and put up a good fight. We will miss our Jeff everyday but we are thankful for all the fun happy memories of the times we had together." Jeff's timeline regarding his COVID-19 infection is terrifying and should be eye-opening for people of all ages. According to his family, he flew from L.A. to Orlando on March 2 for a work conference, but stayed a few extra days to visit Disney World and Universal theme parks with friends. We're told on March 7 he developed a cough, and the next day he coughed up blood. He flew back to LAX on March 9 ...not good how many others did infect? and immediately went to the ER, where he also had a high fever. The family says a chest x-ray confirmed Jeff had pneumonia, and he was tested for COVID-19 and sent home with fluids and antibiotics and instructed to self-quarantine until he got the results back. We're told the results came back positive on March 13, and Jeff was provided a portable oxygen meter to keep an eye on his levels ... which took a turn for the worse that afternoon. On March 14 he was taken by ambulance to the hospital and quickly transferred to the ICU when it was discovered his lungs were 60-70 percent blocked with pneumonia. Doctors decided the best path forward was to sedate and intubate, hoping a ventilator would help his lungs heal. Sadly -- and despite the family claiming he was approved for antiviral meds -- the medication was delayed in getting to him, he took a turn for the worse ... and passed away Thursday morning. It appears Jeffrey was higher-risk patient. He had a history of asthma and frequent bronchitis as a child, though he outgrew that. He also had undergone surgery for testicular cancer back in 2016. The CDC now says young people can also be at grave risk ... and this underscores the danger. He was 34 And now for some good news... Orlando's Magic Kingdom shares how to draw Mickey Mouse through the years If you and the young ones are feeling a little cooped up right now, here's one way to make home isolation a little more animated. The creative team at Orlando's Magic Kingdom just released a complete compilation of how-to-draw tutorials featuring Mickey Mouse over the years, from vintage 1920's "Steamboat Willie"-era Mickey to the modern, "pied-eyed" versions. Screenshot via Disney Parks/YouTube Drawings by Disney cast member Stephen Ketchum The videos are taught by longtime Disney cast member Stephen Ketchum, who usually draws Mickey at Disney parks, teaching tourists in person. Due to the coronavirus pandemic that has already killed nearly 10,000 people worldwide, all of Disney's local water and theme parks closed down on March 16 (just ahead of most of Orlando venues and bars) and many cast members and creatives are now out of work. The new videos were recorded during happier times, as evidenced by Ketchum hugging both Mickey and Minnie without a mask, gloves or protective attire. "While the parks remain temporarily closed, we’ve combined Stephen’s best Mickey tutorials," says a release on the Disney blog. Disney fans can share their own drawings of all three Mickeys, and possibly be featured on Disney's Parks Blog. Just use #Disney and #BetterTogether on Instagram, and tag them at @DisneyParksBlog. You can also learn how to draw Sally from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story" and a dozen more. Strangely, the video series appears to be free of charge, with no paywall or other discernible way to transmit money to Disney at all. We hope everyone there is doing OK. MUSIC WORLD Did anyone go to Facebook Live last night and see a free streaming mini concert by Brad Paisley? Had a few glitches, but overall was really good. Lasted about an hour, had his wife on it with him and was joined thru the magic of the interweb by Carrie Underwood, Tim Mcgraw and Chris Smith? Too Funny FB posts I don't have anywhere to go, but I'm thinking about driving up and down I-4 to see what it's like to go over 30 MPH! Many parents are just about to discover the teacher was not the problem! Been homeschooling a 6 and 8 year old for 1 hour and 11 minutes. Teachers deserve to make a billion dollars a year... or a week. That moment when you're worried about the elderly and realize that you are the elderly. Maybe now society will realize we can make it without celebrities and professional athletes, but we can't make it without farmers and ranchers. Or retail clerks and blue collared tradespeople!
  30. 1 point
    Hopefully enough people realize that what is being done is a necessity to protect the majority of the population.
  31. 1 point
    If ANYone ANYwhere is reveling this on ANY level, they are a straight-up despicable human being, period. ...and karma is a [email protected]#$%
  32. 1 point
    I wonder how many young fledglings got their start with chalk and later graduated to spray paint. Check all of the rail cars you see going down the track and the surfaces of a thousand walls and structures.
  33. 1 point
    I'm also seeing too many people sharing b.s. "cures" on social media, that and random posts from someone they don't know whose cousin's uncle's neighbor's dentist's sister-in-law's massage therapist, a reported expert in pandemics, has a laundry list of completely inaccurate "facts" about COVID19. The one I saw yesterday (shared by a family member) claimed that taking a few sips of water every 15 minutes will wash the virus into your stomach where your natural stomach acid will kill it. Um... that is NOT a thing. 5 seconds on Google debunked that one (and a bunch of others) from an actually reliable source. And sharing stuff like that will only make all of this worse if people believe it and do stupid things that will help spread this. In this case this was someone who is smack in the demographic of people likely to be the worst effected by the virus, and who was still having regular random visitors to their home until we nagged the bejinkies out of them and got them to understand that social "obligations" can wait for a few weeks. (sigh) 100%. DH and I were talking last night about what we can do to prepare for the fact that one or both of our incomes may very well be effected. It's scary but I kept reminding him that EVERYONE is going through this to one degree or another. That doesn't fix our situation, but it does instill some sense of... well I'm not sure exactly what but it's oddly comforting in some way, knowing that we're not alone. Now to get my elderly parents (one with a lung condition) to understand why if we come by this weekend to fix their stove and drop off groceries, we're not staying for dinner and will ask them to stay in the other room until we clean up and leave. Wish me luck!
  34. 1 point

    New Mickey Shorts

    I agree but my kid likes them so I watch them with her, and as they make her laugh and smile it makes me ok with them. After all there made for kids.
  35. 1 point

    Live Performances Ending

    Ok then if the chair guys are saved I am good as that is the act I like, and for the record I do not need anyone trying to help confuse me I do a good enough job on my own stay safe everyone
  36. 1 point

    Live Performances Ending

    Got my countries confused...
  37. 1 point
    My favorite thing is the drums.
  38. 1 point
  39. 1 point

    WDW Closings due to COVID19

    WDW is following suit... https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/03/walt-disney-world-resort-supports-central-florida-community-by-donating-excess-food-to-second-harvest-food-bank-during-temporary-closure/?CMP=SOC-DPFY20Q1wo0312200002D&fbclid=IwAR2SAMKTL8AAPhuN8HDo38dlzUHnH8AMKkxlEPKXpiExiZ2uuWFKkkt5hlI
  40. 1 point

    Happy Pi day

    Happy Pi day! Were able to pick up some nice take-n-bake pizzas for $3.14 :)
  41. 1 point

    WDW Closings due to COVID19

    Corrected 1 extra dessert party
  42. 1 point

    WDW Closings due to COVID19

    Or a few extra dessert parties lol
  43. 1 point

    WDW Closings due to COVID19

    They should. But I'm not holding my breath.
  44. 1 point
    I work in the power industry at a plant built in 1945. Failures of anything are a direct result of lack of planning or a robust condition based maintenance plan. If we can keep an ancient power plant online with 0% unexpected outages disney can keep some little rides going if they chose to. It all comes down to how much are you willing to spend.
  45. 1 point
    Asatigue? Island where the wild ponies are
  46. 1 point
    I haven't seen it actually announced but I spotted this on the Disney Travel Agent site today. You can stay under the stars in the middle of the magic at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground with this great offer. Save 20% on all types of fully-equipped campsites most Sunday through Thursday nights March 29 through May 21, 2020 when you book by May 21, 2020. With so many unique and exciting things for your Clients to discover at all 4 theme parks, this spring is an amazing time to visit. And, as a Guest of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, your Clients can enjoy a variety of Guest benefits designed to make their Disney vacation as easy and convenient as possible! They can look forward to complimentary transportation around Walt Disney World Resort and Extra Magic Hours, which gives them more time to explore select theme parks. Campsite types eligible for this offer can accommodate everything from traditional tents to luxury RVs. The number of campsites allocated for this offer is limited. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same campsite. Length of stay requirements may apply. The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground are not included in this offer. Contact me for a Free No Obligation Quote [email protected]
  47. 1 point
    I will miss riding SE when I visit this December, but I am excited for the new version. EPCOT has always been the park that I don't mind them changing. It almost always brings on amazing and fun new content. With the exception of Frozen. RIP Maelstrom.
  48. 1 point
    The TCD twins rode it last week for the cast preview. They both liked it quite a bit. It’s a lot more than a standard dark ride, and there are some surprises they are able to pull off because the ride vehicles are trackless. It’s a solid addition to DHS. TCD
  49. 1 point
    RotR still cant beat sipping a high quality bourbon under an awning at the Fort and maybe some subsequent golf cart riding. I'll ride it later.
  50. 1 point

    "Fresh"1984 Fort Video

    Really starting to jones for our spring break trip in 60 days! Found this great old home movie, said to be found at an estate sale. So many cool long one things at the Fort. Posted only a few days ago. Enjoy!

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