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  1. the fort is never "sold out" to the right travel agent. Jason found me 2 weeks in late October - Nov when the website and Disney staff couldn't get me in... Not sure what type of pixie dust he has but it works.
  2. So just finished a 2 night stay at the grand Floridian and 2 days in MK, Last fall when we were down mobile ordering was available but we had dinning plan and you couldn't use dinning credits. NOW they take dinning plan credits, but we din't have the dinning plan BUT all but 2 or 3 of our meals were ordered through the mobile ordering because the lines for food were insane. In my own selfish way I hope this Mobile Ordering doesn't really catch on too much to shift the wait to the mobile people. The line for a Dole whip was about 20 minutes long. I ordered mine as we exited the Tiki Room and it was ready within 5 minutes.
  3. There are tow services that would transport your camper, for a price. We were in Michigan and my lift pump on my truck was acting up. I was not sure if or when I could get it fixed and contacted a few of these transport services to tow my 5er back home in case I couldn't get my truck fixed in time. Thankfully I found a great diesel shop that removed the old lift pump and put in an after market one for a few hundred.
  4. 2 years ago when we were down at Tropical Palms resort, I had a busted toilet valve and didn't notice it until we were hooked up around 8pm. I called General RV and hit what ever number for parts service department and to my shock a person answered. They were able to look up the part confirm they had several in stock and pulled one and put my name on it for pickup the next morning when they were open. I think during peak months they run extra shifts but the show room / store is not open.
  5. Its a good time, and the story is enjoyable. You'll enjoy it, as long as you dont mind walking around a bunch.. And being asked "what the heck are you doing?"
  6. bdm

    Google Navigation

    Buena Vista just doesn't seem like the best road to tow a trailer down?
  7. On our last trip to WDW I was able to complete both my SotMK and my sons SotMK collections. 1-70 + all party cards. Its taken about 5 years but we got them finished up. While talking to a CM at the fire house about a few of the portholes that were not working all that well I was informed that SotMK may be getting a refresh. I know most of you probably dont partake in this silly park game, but I've always enjoyed it (and the pirates game) as a way to enjoy just walking around the park and just being there.
  8. Seems like each time i visit WDW and drive in google maps like to bring me a new and interesting way. I'm coming from the north down 75s. Historically I take 75 to the turn pike, take that to 4 and exit on 192 or if I miss that to world drive. But my google map wants me to exit the turnpike onto 429 and take that to 192 and into world drive. How do you get to the fort from 75?
  9. Does the Fort offer any discounts for annual pass holders like the other resorts do?
  10. bdm

    Smoky Mountain Area Campsite

    Anchor Down is nice, but about 15 minutes to all the hubbub http://www.anchordownrvresort.com
  11. bdm

    Whispering Canyon Cafe no more high jinks?

    I agree it would be the issue of the people who complain. I agree with an earlier post that we the quite majority should call and complain about the change in policy so the snowflakes dont win. But I have better things to do than sit on hold for 30 minutes, unlike the snowflakes.
  12. bdm

    Whispering Canyon Cafe no more high jinks?

    Disney in general isn't good or easy for children with sensory issues.... You could request a table on the far side of the restaurant that's much more quite.
  13. It was the very first time my wife has ever been to that national park!! Shes lived in the South West of Ohio / Northern Ky for almost 20 years now! The Jellystone park was overhauled about 5 or so years ago. Its really nice, but very hard to get into and $$ The baby thing was from when he was in infant, now we use it to contain the dog and he wanted to get in and play with her so I let him. Seems it contained both, though not sure the dog was all that happy he was there.
  14. So for memorial day we decided to take 4 nights and go to Horse Cave Ky, only about 3 hours from home. This park is very close to Mammoth cave, KY Down Under Zoo, and Abraham Lincoln birth place, and boy hood home. We arrived on Saturday around noon and the park was starting to fill up. They don't have many full hookup sites, and we had Water Electric (30amp) site. We got setup, the sites are not level, so it took the auto level a bit to get things sorted out. There was a fare bit of space between sites so the boy and dog could do some real playing as he calls it. After setup it was time to bike to the General Store for some ice cream something we do whenever hes been good for the trip in the truck. Then to the pool for the rest of the day. Day 2 started early as the boy is an early riser, so we had our breakfast, and headed out to see the park. We had a great time exploring, and hiking and having a great lunch at the onsite restaurant. It was VERY busy as expected and was very pleasant down in the caves. I think the temperature was about 87F with about 90% humidity. Back at the camper it was time to go swimming again, and spend some time jumping on the big air bag thing. Not sure how I missed taking a picture of that but somehow i did. While Mom and Cody had there fun it was time for Dad to get cooking. A modified chicken pot pie in the dutch oven. This was followed by some bowling... Day 3 and we are again up early and off the Ky Down Under (less than 5 min away) Where we got face to face with a big bird. and a bunch of little birds. got to pet a kangaroo (they are super soft btw) and pet a very fast tortes. They have a cave there too it was really cool. After a morning of petting animals from all over the world we jumped back in the truck got a quick lunch and headed just north to see where our 16th president was born. Seems he was born in a small log cabin, inside a very nice stone building with amazingly cold AC. On the way back to the camper the wee one nodded off so we did some driving around and happened to end up back at Mammoth Cave Park where my wife happened to decide to purchase a blanket. Funny how these things happen eh? Day 4 Pack up day, Again up early but this time its Daddy and Cody donuts day. Another tradition that allows mommy to sleep and Cody and I to go get some breakfast. A quick google search found a local donuts shop only 20 minutes away!! Part of this tradition is Cody get to remain in his PJs as long as Mommy is in her PJs. After donuts, and we happened upon a car wash.. something hes fascinated with, we are back at the camper for cleanup time. After cleaning up and hitching up Tropical Storm whatever made it way in and we followed it 3 hours as it headed north...
  15. I 100% agree with that, On our trip in October it was during early roll out and I was able to get an "unlock txt" from a cast member driver to use the service. The come direct to your site, and drop you at the door of the resort or entrance to the park. With a small child (3yr) it was worth it after a day at the park to not wait on the bus.
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