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  1. I know that camping gatherings are on hold until all this junk is behind us, but I still wanted to thank each and every one of you for sticking around and keeping the "dream" alive of one day getting together again. On this day, 10 years ago, a couple of minutes after midnight, this forum began. (I then, 10 minutes later, was unceremoniously banned from Voldemort, lol) We recently had our Wild Womenz Weekend 2021, with COVID restrictions of course, and it was one of the best evah! Some of our regulars couldn't make it at the last minute, but we knew they were there in spirit. CO
    7 points
  2. 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 trav
    7 points
  3. For me, we've actually lost some interest in Disney and the Fort. The uptick in prices, the fact that we can no longer buy an annual pass at present, and the pandemic, has put a damper on our enthusiasm for things Disney. (Especially since we just traveled cross country for three weeks, for less than a week at the Fort)
    6 points
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  5. Oh and even if you use a travel agent such as myself you still have control, we just do the tedious work of sitting on the phone with Disney for you. Yes any changes or payments have to go through us after we book for you but we work for you. At least I do. I try to respond to all of my clients in as quick of a timeframe as possible.
    5 points
  6. Not sure how long this will stay up.. Not for the little ones. WEAR A MASK parody to BE OUR GUEST
    5 points
  7. A while back I asked if anyone had an old Fort Wilderness pennant that they would want to part with. While I didn't have any luck here I was able to snag one after a very long and exhaustive search. Now one may ask why I wanted a pennant from the 70s but I had my reasons. I am doing a redesign of my den since I am pretty much working from home for the foreseeable future. We built and moved into our new house in 2015. Since then the den has been the go to crap catcher room and it was a mess. After banishing the wife and kids from the tables we had setup for them to do their work, I redesig
    5 points
  8. Also a big Wawa fan, when I drove tractor trailer for UPS it was at least twice a night stop for coffee. On a side note I am even a bigger fan of Wawa as my dad was a delivery driver back in the VERY early days to houses when I was born so I tell everyone I am the milkman's baby
    4 points
  9. Am I the only one that likes to wing it? who knows what I'll be in the mood for to eat or what ride I want to try 3 months or more ahead of time let alone that very morning.
    4 points
  10. Yvonne, this is a difficult question to answer quickly. I think I'm gonna do a mini trip report because I have a lot of pros and cons resulting from this trip that I'd like to share. Unfortunately our annual passes expired at the end of our 2019 trip, and since we thought we wouldn't be back for nearly a year we didn't renew. So we were stuck paying nearly half what the AP would have cost for just a 7-day ticket. But what a wonderful time you will have not camping! Such a special time in your lives! ROFL! Gretchen, we had an accumulation of freezing
    4 points
  11. I’ll say it again… Instead of cutting entertainment, employees, etc. cut the prices of their tickets. They’re giving us a subpar product and still charging the same price. It will bring more people to the parks and those people will spend money on meals and merchandise
    4 points
  12. 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.
    4 points
  13. Obviously you feel strongly about this situation as an anti-mask and getting life back to normal side. And others feel just as strongly supporting the wearing of a mask and erring on the side of caution. Carrying this thread on without it being directly related to Disney isn't going to do anyone any good and end up causing hurt feelings. If Disney says masks on and someone doesn't want to wear one, then they don't have to go. Same as people saying that Disney is too $$$, if you don't want to pay don't go. And Disney will need to enforce their rules (whatever they deci
    4 points
  14. Holy crap. This is just as bad as the comments on the Disney Parks Blog. What a sad state of affairs. So many people brainwashed by those currently in charge to disregard science and even common sense. Disney would be crazy to try to open theme parks in this atmosphere. TCD
    4 points
  15. I’m glad to read that your girls have landed on their feet. I would have expected nothing less. I wish them the best in their post-Mouse lives. Anna is 13 years old. Yes, we’ve combined Anna’s trademark Russian attitude with teenage angst. Life in the DIT household is pretty active. While most of our friends are now empty nesters, we’re still firmly in Disney princess territory, which is really annoying for me being the anti-Disney guy I long have been. Like the country song said...I was anti-Disney before anti-Disney was cool. Lol. So all of these changes at
    3 points
  16. Is there a full day exciment at typhone lagone?
    3 points
  17. We're in NH and right now are booked for a few weeks in November. Really hoping things are a lot more "normal" by then. As much as we love hanging out at the Fort, it's too far for us to go and too much for us to spend if so many things in the parks are still weird/closed. We had hoped to be there for the 50th, and it's our 25th anniversary to boot, but if things aren't more open by then we may shorten our time at WDW and maybe head to the coast or Keys for the rest.
    3 points
  18. I think you guys are "baiting me" to click on the link to watch and listen to this guy's hot air, all just to make my blood pressure increase! And I am about the most laid back person around... but I just can't abide by outright lies and mis-truth!
    3 points
  19. Hey, y'all! I'm back! And my little finger is working better now, as you can tell. I have about 4" of incisions on my elbow, I had a severe case of ulnar nerve entrapment in my elbow that was corrected. Basically I had the same thing as carpal tunnel syndrome, only it was in my elbow. I ignored it too long, and it was to the point that it was either surgery or lose the use of my hand. I'm 10 days post surgery, and you wouldn't believe how well I'm healing. I was unbelievably blessed with a wonderful surgeon, no pain, not even having to take pain pills after surgery, just everythin
    3 points
  20. Or just take a little laundry detergent with you, smear it on all your clothes and hop in a shower at a comfort station
    3 points
  21. Yikes... that is off-the-charts wrong. By that logic, if I pull up with my tent gear strapped to the back of a motorcycle I should be able to get a Premium Meadows site for next to nothing! A good argument for not taking the word of a self-proclaimed "expert" on YouTube as gospel.
    3 points
  22. As much as we like Disney we were getting a bit annoyed on having to book almost everything well before we got there as by the time we got there things or just what we wanted to do could change We would prefer the old paper fast passes even if we had to hustle early to try to get what we wanted then add on as we could. I am even at the point where selling our DVC would not bother me at all.
    3 points
  23. Gwen they didn't card him because of his age, they probably wanted to do a credit check so you could complete the mortgage papers on what that wine was gonna cost!
    3 points
  24. The weather must really hate me! I've been miserably cold the entire time we've been here. Wishing I'd brought my heavy coat. Yesterday I wore thermals, a turtleneck sweater, a sherpa-lined hooded sweatshirt, and still froze. I just hope you're enjoying this, Gretchen! My aunt and uncle lived in Lakeland before they passed away. They never admitted to having cold weather down here. They just called us whenever we had snow and laughed and told us how warm their weather was! If you all need a good laugh, my 72 year old husband just got carded at the trading post when he tried
    3 points
  25. Mask wearing isn't just to protect the wearer, it's to protect everyone around you also. Just like you can't tell if someone has a disability by looking at them, you don't know if the person next to you that you breath on while not wearing mask has a compromised immune system. Someone posted on a FB page, the Fort is being treated like the rest of the Disney Resorts (whether we think it makes sense or not). Anytime you leave your room (site) and go into the public areas, you have to mask up except for certain circumstances that are spelled out to you when you book, arrive, and s
    3 points
  26. I am not a big fan of masks..... But... It is Disney's property and Disney's right.. Anyone who does not want to follow Disney's rules should stay home. Your rights stop at the property line.
    3 points
  27. Starting to sound like it's going to be "refurbish all (or at least a bunch) of the things" time for a while. Makes sense to do it while crowds are low and before the 50th next year.
    3 points
  28. A couple of weeks ago, we saw that our passes that my wife has from her retirement from Disney were finally unblocked for both of us to enter the parks. So we were able to grab a nice reservation at Fort Wilderness and finally get back. It was a great trip and I'll try to add some pictures here to give some info on what everything is like. First I should say that the parks weren't bad the first weekend, and EMPTY the week prior to Labor Day weekend. Our park passes were blocked again starting the Friday of Labor Day weekend, which was fine because it got pretty crowded.
    3 points
  29. keith_h

    WTF?*

    Obviously the left side of the trail allows bicycles and the right side doesn't.
    3 points
  30. There are no specific written rules for the Fort. I don’t know if this is necessary or not: TCD
    3 points
  31. The Fiend site isn't bad, but all of the other FB Disney sites are going crazy about reopening dates. There have been some good flaming wars going on. Disney is doing a disservice to everyone by not putting out an official statement on re-opening. Even if it's one that says there is no planned date to reopen at this time, which at this time is the truth. All of the blogger web sites rile up people with clickbait headings about speculations on opening dates. I know that Chapek said on that WESH interview that there are no planned dates, but I guess it's too hard for a l
    3 points
  32. The problem with the face covering is it doesn't work well with their Instagram photos.
    3 points
  33. I think this dead horse has been beaten enough! wear a mask or don’t wear a mask. who freakin cares! it’s pretty simple. If Disney requires you to wear a mask and you don’t want to..don’t go! And if Disney doesn’t make everyone wear a mask and you think they should than don’t go! No one on this board is going to change anyone’s mind about this debate. And I think those of you that want to keep beating this dead horse should take it to the debate thread!
    3 points
  34. I'm not arguing government mandates in people's individual communities here - that's not what we were even talking about. The mask requirement at Costco or Disney or any other private company is not coming down from the government. As for the whole "stop being a scared sheep who believes the hype" thing... I'm not touching that argument in an internet forum with a 10' socially-distanced pole. People can decide for themselves who/what sources of information they think are credible enough to believe and what level of caution is appropriate for them and their family, and proceed accordingly. And
    3 points
  35. I'm going to keep my nice, peaceful Monday morning intact and not read the comments, but based on the craziness I see on social media in general, I can very well imagine what they are. But hey, it's a heckuva lot easier to keep capacity down if a bunch of people take themselves out of the running!
    3 points
  36. Hey for us campers, its pretty easy... Night before last, I loaded up the wife, daughter and her roommate into the motor home and drove the 15 miles from our house to Bonefish Grill to eat. We had the parking lot to ourselves, where I found a place out of the way so as not to impede on the other takeout diners. I dropped the levelers, extended the large slideout and one of the smaller ones, and we enjoyed a nice meal that was still warm when we got it. It had begun to sprinkle rain and wind was starting to pick up, but we were high, dry, and filled when we left.
    3 points
  37. BradyBzLyn...Mo

    Disney Plus

    Not specifically Disney, but also The Princess Bride is coming to D+ May 1st. Which means I can watch it another 419 times. 🤗
    3 points
  38. I was able to get the discount! Saved us some money! Thanks for posting this! Can't wait we will be there May 15-23.
    2 points
  39. I know... but it's also our 25th anniversary and we ended up having to cancel our 20th trip, so we were really hoping to make this a two-fer. But hey, if we do end up putting it off a little longer, I'm going to have enough Chase Rewards points racked up to pay for a whole lotta Dole Whips!! In a normal year I would have driven down just for the day. (see: once drove 40 hours to be there for 24)
    2 points
  40. We haven't been to the MK lately, but the other Parks were fine and not overly crowded. Our biggest complaint at MK was the stroller parking. Since the ques are much longer, all the strollers are parked in the middle just about every where you go. The new mask rule is being emphasized, because as usual, it was being abused by people using the restaurants and seating areas for "MASK BREAKS", not eat or drinking just sitting. Thanks to a few IDIOTS the majority suffer.. It always did say "only while actively eating or drinking" so they are really just reinforcing it.
    2 points
  41. Never watched this guy before... But he seems to be really "fast and loose" on some of his comments...
    2 points
  42. The Magic Returns to the Village We are thrilled to announce that nearly 10 months from the day that we said goodbye to our last wish family in March, we will be getting back to our mission of spreading joy and creating the happiness that inspires hope for critically ill children and their families by reopening our beloved Village beginning on January 17, 2021. https://www.gktw.org/covid19/
    2 points
  43. I am sure he earned his pay just in the amount of drinks sold during his show.
    2 points
  44. I feel like I'll be showing these photos to people years from now talking about the 2020 pandemic as a point in history! 😀
    2 points
  45. It's a bummer but in the meantime we keep racking up our Chase rewards points. By the time we finally go next we may have enough to pay for 2 annual passes! #silverlinings
    2 points
  46. 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 mil
    2 points
  47. How do we pay for the magnets? Thanks.
    2 points
  48. Because there is no cure. The flu has many treatment options. It's a pandemic, its temporary and I'm surprised by your fear.
    2 points
  49. Not sure about State parks (non camping activities) but some county parks are opening for hiking non contact activities etc, but the bathrooms will not be open. That will cut down on the amount of time people spend there!
    2 points


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