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Duane last won the day on October 5 2019

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    What I really want to know is what time is late check in and early check out....
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  1. I think those old foot massaging barrels from the Fort would fit in really well to the left of those restrooms!
  2. When we were there at the beginning of November, we were issued parking passes for our car, our tow dolly (which we always park in the overflow lot) and one for our friend's car who were on our reservation...
  3. I guess I don't have an issue with this as long as the check-in agent in the "lane" still has the power, knowledge and ability to override what the Central folks have done. This last trip, I used the fax option for the first time and was assigned to one of my loop choices (800 loop). When the agent told me the site number, I wanted to see exactly where we were physically in the loop, so he handed me the infamous "site book". After seeing we were kind of close to the main road, I asked if there was anything open in the loop I really wanted to try (1300), he said "let me check". I was still holding the "site book" in my lap. He gave a couple of sites to choose from in the 1300 loop and I asked him how deep they were. He said he would have to have the book back to check that information. I looked really quick and promptly gave him the site I wanted. No problem, a few key clicks on the computer and we were off to the 1300 loop to our site of choice. I guess my fear with this going "off site" (no pun intended), is that the new "breathing bodies" will have no clue as to any knowledge of RV's or camping equipment, or how to assign sites on length, equipment, or possible obstacles. Not that the current group has that knowledge now, but I do hope they have some idea of what they are doing based on the information given to them through the reservation and check-in information. We shall see how this all shakes out...
  4. We were at the Fort last week and an "empty" carriage (no passengers in the back) came through the 1300 loop on two separate days... Not sure if they were just out exercising the horse, the carriage and/or the driver, but they were out...
  5. I read somewhere that the Wilderness Lodge has a gingerbread log cabin for Christmas this year. Maybe someone can venture over there and take a look...?
  6. Boma at the Animal Kingdom resort has always been our favorite. It is not a character b'fast, so you're safe there. It is a buffet with a good selection of b'fast items.
  7. We found out the “hard way” last night coming back. 2 busses were queued up behind us and had to wait while we backed up and turned around. Disney needs to put up some sort of sign...
  8. "Re-imagined" revenue stream... Disney can up-sell those squirt/fan water bottles just before the loading areas. Turn it into a new souvenir. The water bottle part can look like the cab with the trigger/fan part on the top! Charge $25.00 a piece and call it a day!
  9. Are there any changes to the "Placeholders" that they have offered in the past?
  10. Andrew, Since you have ridden in one of these things, what is your impression of what may happen during one of the many summer downpours, high wind events and/or thunderstorms? Could/would rain have a way of blowing into the cabs? I know they will try to suspend operations as best they can in extreme events, but I don't think the ones who are "out on the line" in between stations will fare too well...
  11. When you have a chance, crawl underneath and check the rear anti-sway bar bushings... When we brought ours home from the mountains last week, I was doing my usual checks and noticed the the rubber factory bushings were shot. One was completely gone and the other crumbled in my hands once I removed it. Not sure what year you have, but ours is a 2009 with 26,000 miles. I replaced the bushings with polyurethane from Roadmaster. Huge improvement on the body roll when driving through curves and when passing semi trucks.
  12. Now, now, remember some of us are FROM here you know... Everyone knows that the old Mt. Olive Church is just beyond that old oak tree on the other side of the that big 'ole curve in the road where the old school used to be.
  13. We have had 1 tent, 2 pop-ups, 1 travel trailer, 1 5th wheel and now the motorhome... I can say that each has its own set of specific things that make them unique and enjoyable to use. For us, the motorhome has been the best choice so far. When we travel, I feel that I am not as tired at the end of the day or whenever we get where we're going. I found that when I was pulling some sort of trailer, I was more mentally tired then physically tired due to the heightened sense of keeping an eye on the trailer and all the idiot drivers around me. Don't get me wrong, I still have to keep an eye out now, but it is somehow different. Also I think the ride is better overall will the MH, no bucking and chucking going down the road. If we want to stop and eat, or just have a snack while on the road, my trusty "flight attendant" gets up and grabs something from the fridge. Really the only time we have to stop is for fuel or if I need to visit the "facility". I think they all are great RV's to have, you just have give it a try to see how it works out for you and your situation...
  14. If you look at them closely, the new murphy bed and sofa are all on one wall unit... The back rest of the sofa is the underneath part of the bed when its pulled down out of the wall. When we were there in May, we went over and toured the model rooms for Riviera and they had these on display. They look to be a huge improvement over the standard sofabed.
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