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  1. Not weird at all. It's very mentally satisfying to accommodate the abilities of each person in a couple, even if that means you experience it separately. It also gives you great conversation fodder, since you will each have different perspectives.
  2. I think the fact that they can't add to park hours so swiftly is mainly due to staffing shortages. I'm also willing to be Disney would rather balance the number of paying guests with the amount of wear and tear on the rides. They don't want to spend extra money to meet the demand, if it's not going to be profitable. Guest comfort and satisfaction is just a mathematical equation, and they aren't shooting for 100% satisfaction. Heck, even in my industry, the old 80% satisfaction rating is falling industry wide down to 75% or even 70% as the new acceptable target.
  3. I bet the nice lady working the trolley station REALLY appreciated you stopping in to figure out what is needed, before hand. It's customers like you that make their day worth it, when I bet they deal with people yelling at them daily about the cash requirement.
  4. Hope there will still be a place for fireworks viewing when we are there in September!
  5. Thanks for posting. I love trying to copycat some of the treats, since I can't be there to get the originals!
  6. Yay! I'm visiting the fort for 2 days in September, I really was hoping Chip and Dale would be back.
  7. awww, sadness. But not as much as you have for the cancellation. Gonna go check out the DPB now!
  8. Pretty much all in the title. Going to be there Sept 20 - 22, will we be able to hear the music on the beach, or do I need to make a trip over to the park?
  9. Oooohhh.. Trip report when you are done, please!
  10. I'm in! Happy to hear the first part of the drive wasn't as bad as expected.
  11. Aww, that is sad. I was able to grab a cabin in September with the Disney Visa discount. I'm happy to finally be able to stay at the Fort, since I'm a tent camper, but never felt like doing tent camping at Disney.
  12. I can't wait to go back and be there again. HDDR is my favorite dinner show.
  13. Yep, the parks are still packed. But, from listening to the number of complaints about folks NOT being able to get a reservation, they would be even MORE packed on certain days, without them. Also, if the parks are that close to reaching capacity on normal days, because of the surge of post covid vacationers, then at least you know BEFORE you get to the park, that you won't be able to go in. It saves the CM's from having to deal with at least a few disappointed families at the entrance. (of course, now they have to deal with the families that didn't know reservations were required, so
  14. That is very sad news. Many condolences to their family.
  15. Beautiful ship. At one point I was reminded of the opening of the first Star Wars movie, as it was backing out and it just kept going and going.. I never thought it was going to end, lol. I can't believe the engineering behind these monster ships. I keep thinking they look so very top heavy. The ballast used must be quite impressive.
  16. From the way it looks, I'd bet you could park a food truck there. The deck looks like it would make a decent spot for a line.
  17. As long as your phone can access the internet. It might not be able to read a QR code, but you can find the menu's on the WDW website for each restaurant. My Father in Law still uses a flip phone, too. He does have internet access with it. It's slow, but it works.
  18. OH, I forgot one part. The reason for the title of this TR. According to our Pokemon Go game, we walked 58 miles during the 6 days we were at WDW. You can see by the pictures, I'm not an 'in shape' person, except for the concept that round is a shape. I have a condition called "palmoplantar keratoderma' which causes thick callouses on my feet ( up to a half inch thick in some places, and that's with all the buffing I do to keep them down). Due to this I have a lot of foot pain, and a new issue called 'polymyalgia rheumatica', which causes pain in hips and shoulders, I j
  19. Final thoughts: I probably should have put this at the beginning of the report, because it has the most useful information about traveling to WDW right now. Well, call this the reward for traveling there with me, as I reminisced. Mousekeeping is limited. Something I must have missed in all my reading, but mousekeeping is still not doing sheets or bedding changes. Neither will they make the bed on their days in the room. Mousekeeping comes every other day for light cleanup and to replace towels and sundries. If you want to come back to a freshly made up room, you will need to make your be
  20. For the first time in forever, we left a park at midday. We went back to the hotel, took a quick shower and took a nap for an hour. We then got up, got dressed and went back to HS. We had one final thing to accomplish back at Galaxy’s Edge. It was about 1:30 when we walked back into the park, and it was about 85 degrees. We got a cold beverage an d started the long walk to the back. This was our one crazy decision, as we wanted a photo pass photo with our new ‘couples’ shirt, in front of the Millenium Falcon. Worth it! We left HS after that, a long walk back out to the
  21. My husband said the same thing.. lol. I was trying for 'suprised' , but my hand is just in the wrong place.
  22. Saturday – Last day at the parks. So, for this day, we knew we weren’t going to be done with HS, but we were pretty sure we didn’t need an entire day there. We also had reservations for LeCellier at 8:45PM at EPCOT. Also, we hadn’t yet ridden the skyliner. Now, we are not a family that enjoys the Disney busses. We prefer the freedom of the rental car. We also prefer to tour one park per day, rope drop to close. So, we had a big, different plan for today. Our plan was to get an LL for Slinky Dog, then head over to Tower of Terror and Rockin’ Rollercoaster. Watch the firs
  23. Then it was time for our reservations at Oga’s. We got in pretty quickly, only about 5 minutes after our scheduled time. We had a spot at the bar, and a very lively bartender. I was happy because DJ Rex was playing music, but not nearly at the ear splitting levels most bar’s seem to like these days. Oga’s only offers 2 snack plates, so we ordered both. The Batuu bits, which are chips and dip, and the Happabore Sampler, which is a charcuterie plate. They were both pretty good, with the odd shaped chips and strangely cut meats to try and make it seem more outer worldly. I still had to drive, and
  24. We stopped by the Indiana Jones stadium to pull the rope on the mine shaft / well / whatever that is. It was fun, and we startled a few passerby. I’m glad that little easter egg is still there. We got in line for our Mickey and Minnie Railway journey, and I was very happy to have purchased the ILL. The line was at 70 minutes. We only had to wait about 10 minutes overall. The ride was a fun little jaunt, but it is not going to become a favorite of ours. We don’t like the new animation of the Disney characters. Goofy is just too scruffy for our liking, we much prefer the older animation. Also, i
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