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Posts posted by WrigleysWagon

  1. 20 minutes ago, BradyBzLyn...Mo said:

    The drinks (just soft drinks and water) are the kicker, and add up really fast. As much as I like to be "hands free" in the parks, I may seriously consider carrying a water bottle in the future, especially if it's hot.

    We have resigned to the fact that a backpack is the new normal for us. I'm not a huge fan, but it's the best we have figured out so far.

  2. On 10/3/2018 at 1:44 PM, LONE-STAR said:

    I wonder when Disney will hit the breaking point when they have priced out to many familie and they start loosing money. But there movies will carry them through.

    That's probably the goal. Price out the "economy" guests, and target the ones with lots of cash who are willing to let it go. Keeps crowds lower, so lower operating costs, but the revenue keeps coming in.  Unfortunate though, if that is the plan...

  3. On 9/24/2018 at 1:17 PM, DaveInTN said:

    I have always made COE reservations at recreation.gov.  Have you previously been able to make them using both portals?  

    And if they are migrating to a new system, or least for some users, resulting in some downtime, why not do that in January when most of the COE parks are closed?

    Probably had something to do with the Feds fiscal year starting on Oct. 1st. I'm sure it's a budgetary issue. 

  4. On 6/18/2018 at 3:51 PM, Katman1356...Jason said:

    Word is this update will also allow ticket holders with at least one day left on the ticket to upgrade to annual passes within the app. That part is not mentioned in this article

    Indeed it does. My wife just updated the app, and that's one of the first things she mentioned. 

  5. Looks like you had fun!!  We live an hour, hour and half, north of mammoth cave and go there fairly often for quick weekend trips. Last time we stayed at a place called Singing Hills.  Pretty basic, but the owners were super nice.  Fairly level spots, a big field to play with the dog, swings, and a small pond. We've never stayed at the Jellystone, but I've heard mixed reviews from from friends who have been there. Last we checked they sell a day pass to enjoy the activities even if you aren't camping there. Maybe something to consider... 

  6. On 3/28/2018 at 9:42 AM, Specularius said:

    And don't forget about the hidden fees and other issues associated with ownership such as property taxes, storage fees, and HOA/city rules/laws. 

    Great point!  Also remember that you will need water hoses, sewer hoses, electrical protection, levelers, chocks, etc., etc.  The list goes on and on. There is a never ending array of offerings for RV accessories.  You may not need to buy it all at once, but it adds up quick. And if you decide to buy from a dealer insist that a "starter kit" be thrown in after you settle on a price. It will all eventually be replaced with higher quality equipment, but it will get you going.  If buying from an individual consider having someone who does RV service give it a once over. They may charge you a nominal fee, but it could save you big bucks down the road, and offer a little peace of mind. Hope you find something and enjoy!

  7. 36 minutes ago, DaveInTN said:

    Thanks for the review.  I hope to plan a trip to the Ark Encounter and that looks to be within a half hour or so.   I like Kentucky Horse Park but full hookups are nice. 

    We went there with the intention of going to the Ark, but it was just a bit to pricey for this trip. I would highly recommend this place though. The last little bit of road is pretty rough, but other than that, pretty easy to get to.  GPS wanted to take us through downtown Georgetown, but you definitely want to use exit 129 on I-75.  Hope you have fun!

  8. This is the campground we stayed at this weekend. Second time here, and it really is a nice place. Sites aren't all that level, but they offer wooden blocks of you need them. They also escort you to your site and help you back in. I'm usually not a fan of that but it was a packed house (Ky derby weekend) and it helped.   Nice playground, and a large lake.  They also have 2 bath houses (a/c and heat) with big individual shower/bathrooms. It's really a nice place to stop if you're coming down I-75, looking for a place around Lexington KY, the KY horse park, or just this area in general. 

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  9. With RV ownership on the rise, I wonder if a campground would even be a consideration for them?  There seems to be a shortage of campgrounds in the area (at least highly rated ones) especially when you consider how big of a tourist destination the Orlando area is.  On that note, would you guys just stay at the fort fro a trip to Universal, or is there somewhere else that would be a little better suited? 

  10. 5 hours ago, Avatab.... Steve said:

    I am not sure this will help with the "Phantom Site" problem though.

    Doubt it.  Seems they would actually prefer you pay for a site, but not stay there. I'm sure they'd probably be just fine with you mailing a check and staying home too!  Pay, but don't use as many services and amenities is a great deal for Disney.

  11. 5 hours ago, Katman1356...Jason said:

    Considering your resort accessibility does not expire until midnight it probably won’t affect if you leave you camper/rig in overflow while you go to a park. If it does just bring the camper to the park. Still get free theme park parking as a resort guest till midnight of check out day. 

    Good point. But what a hassle if it cones to that. Disney sure is doing their best to run people off.  Of course this won't do much to stop the people they want coming. But eventually they will do something to really tick off their base.  Kind of hope they don't  push it to the breaking point, then take a half step back and call it a day.  Oh well. Our trip in June has been booked for a while, so we'll just enjoy and play the rest by ear!