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  1. That is when reservations at the resorts are starting for the special dining plan deal if you had a previous cancelled reservation. No mention if you can get just a reservation earlier without the deal.
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  3. There's a few Memes floating around out there. One is When quarantine ends I'm either going to be a gourmet cook, or a drunk. Another good one shows a before and after quarantine Thor from most of the movies lean and mean, then shows him plump and fluffy when he was pitying himself in that remote village. Lets get some good recipes posted in here. Either Disney, , just favorites, fun for kids ones or great camping ones in expectation of the Forts reopening! Mickey Beignets Ingredients 3/4 Cup Lukewarm Water 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar 1/2 Envelope Active Dry Yeast 1 Egg 1/2 tsp Salt 1/2 Cup Evaporated Milk 3 1/2 Cups Flour 2 Tbsp Shortening Nonstick Spray 4 Cups Oil for Frying 1/2 Cup Confectioners’ Sugar Berry Jam Instructions Add Lukewarm Water, Granulated Sugar, and Dry Yeast to a bowl. Stir to combine and let sit for 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl combine Evaporated Milk, Salt, and 1 beaten egg. Your yeast should now be activated & foamy. Add in milk mixture. Add Flour and Shortening to mixture and combine. Once dough forms a ball, put on a floured surface and knead well. Grease a bowl and place well kneaded dough inside. Cover with a towel and let sit for 2 hours. After 2 hours, it should be double in size. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick. Use a Mickey cookie cutter to punch out dough. Heat Frying Oil to 350 degrees and get a wire rack ready. Fry Beignets about 1-2 minutes per side. Allow them to cool for 5 minutes. Dust with Confectioners’ Sugar or place Beignets with Confectioners’ Sugar in a paper bag and shake. Add a side of jam and dig in! Other Flavors of Mickey Beignets Double Chocolate: Add 2 Tbsp Cocoa powder into dough batter. Dust with Cocoa powder and of Confectioners’ Sugar. Credit: ITM Reporter Bailee Abell Mardi Gras: Dust with yellow and purple sugar crystals. Mint Chocolate: Add 1 Tbsp Peppermint extract and 2 Tbsp Cocoa powder into dough batter. Pumpkin Spice: Add 2 Tbsp Pumpkin Pie spice (ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice or cloves). Credit: Disney Parks Hot Chocolate: Dust with Cocoa powder instead of Confectioners’ Sugar. Heat up fudge syrup to drizzle over. Top with marshmallows. Candy Cane: Add 1 Tbsp peppermint extract into dough batter. Credit: Disney Optional Mickey Beignet Toppings Ice Cream Whipped Cream Berry Jams Hot Fudge
  4. Little play on words.... I know Easter isn't big over there.
  5. Hmmm, their Emperor doesn't want them open by Easter?
  6. I did see a FB post where people were cruising around the property and ran into a roadblock manned by the Sheriffs or troopers heading towards the Contemporary. They turned around.
  7. That is true, that's why all the big projects shut down. But they still have workers in the parks, don't need a large group to scrub, paint and do repairs. Orange county is instituting the non essential order so now they probably can't have workers in the parks other than security.
  8. Day by day things change, especially down here. Tampa is starting a curfew and stay at home tonight, but Hillsborough County where Tampa is, has been refusing to do anything. They are supposed to look at some sort of change at a meeting today. The Tampa Bay Times a usually pretty liberal Democratic leaning paper, has surprisingly been siding with the Governor with his decision not to issue a statewide stay at home order. There is a petition with over 250K signatures asking the governor to reconsider his decision. Pinellas County across the bay from Hillsborough is starting a curfew and stay at home today.
  9. Not sure if regular type maintenance is or isn't getting done. They stopped all the big projects with multiple workers, Tron, Guardians, Ratatouille, EPCOT demo, etc. I would imagine as long as the workers can practice safe distancing (remember when the push was safe sex )they should be able to do those refreshes the parks so sorely need.
  10. They stopped all construction projects. Can’t believe those castle painters couldn’t keep 6 feet apart.
  11. Universal announced 4/19 as an opening date... at the moment. This is due in part that Orange County has issued a stay at home order starting Thursday for 2 weeks. Odds are on Disney following suite.
  12. When Disney announced last week that their U.S. and European parks would be joining their Asian counterparts in closing, in response to the unprecedented pandemic, many stated that this would only be the fourth time Disneyland has closed since opening in 1955. That resort has seen far fewer closures than the hurricane-prone Florida parks, but this will, in fact, be the fourteenth unscheduled closure for the California park. At Walt Disney World in Orlando, the first unplanned closure in the park’s history came in September 1999, 28 years after the resort opened, when Hurricane Floyd, at the time a category 4 hurricane, was heading directly for the resort. Thankfully, Floyd turned course and just skirted along Central Florida’s coastline. Less than two years later, the resort was abruptly closed again, and a reverse rope drop procedure was used to quickly evacuate the Florida parks on Sept. 11, 2001. Here is one place where many seem to find confusion. While the California parks never opened on 9/11, the ones in Florida were open for a few hours before closing due to security concerns. In 2004, Disney World saw more closures as the triple threat of Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Jeanie struck Florida, though only the last two required full-day closures at the parks. More hurricane-related closures occurred at Disney World in 2016 and 2017. At Walt Disney World, no event until this year saw the parks close for more than 48 hours. In California, closures are less common but, ironically, weather-related ones were most common until the pandemic-related closings the park is now undergoing. Jason Schultz is the leading expert on Disneyland closures. As an independent Disneyland historian and professional archivist, Schultz has been able to piece together Disneyland’s entire operating history. His 2011 book, Jason’s Disneyland Almanac, includes operating hours, weather forecasts, notable visitors, and other relevant information for every single day at the Disneyland resort since its opening in 1955. Speaking to Orlando Weekly, Schultz explained one of the most frequent misnomers regarding Disneyland closures. "The biggest piece of misinformation circulating as it pertains to Disneyland is that it closed because of the Northridge earthquake. I don't know where that came from. The earthquake occurred at 4:30 a.m. Disneyland was scheduled to open at 9 a.m. and a Park spokesman reported that it opened on schedule." He goes to explained why so many people would believe that, "particularly now that it's been repeated in at least dozens of news articles. The earthquake was a big deal in Southern California. People may have memories of recent earthquakes where Disneyland has briefly evacuated attractions to evaluate them. So, it's very plausible. Just not accurate!" Image via Disney/disney.com A cast member stands by a sign informing guests the Disneyland park is closed for the National Day of Mourning following President Kennedy's assassination After nine rain-related closures, Disneyland saw its first non-weather-related closure on Nov. 23, 1963, for the National Day of Mourning following Kennedy’s assignation. That closure, or possibly the 9/11 ones, might be the closest to what we’re currently experiencing with attractions and businesses across the country being affected by it. Two other weather-related closures occurred at Disneyland, in 1987 and 1992. The most recent closure occurred on May 4, 2005, when the Disneyland park was closed as part of a media celebration honoring its 50th Anniversary. Disneyland was in the midst of its longest streak of consecutive days open, with more than 5,400 operational days, before the park closed earlier this month. Globally, the longest unscheduled closure for a Disney park is the Tokyo resort when it was forced to close for five weeks in 2011, after the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The park’s reopening was viewed by many locals as a sign that life was slowly getting back to normal with some visitors bringing gifts, thank you notes, and other signs of appreciation to cast members when the park opened on April 15. The gradual reopening of the Asian parks is being seen, however accurately, as a sign of normalcy returning. The same is true in the U.S., where many look to the Disney parks as a constant in an ever-changing world. As Schultz explained, "the sign when you enter Disneyland [and WDW’s Magic Kingdom] says, 'Here you leave today... .' Since it opened, it has almost always served as a place of escape. With multiple generations having visited Disney Parks, it reminds people of family, friends, and fond memories." Disney’s parks in Asia are now slowly reopening with the parks in France and the U.S. still in the midst of their longest closures to date. Currently, Orlando's Disney park is expected to reopen sometime in April or May. _
  13. The world revolves around them. They don't need to follow any stinkin rules, rules are made to be broken!
  14. Am I the only one that is getting aggravated about these various blog sites posting their theories about when the parks and hotels are going to be opened, and how they will allows guests back in? All it’s doing is riling up people and spreading false information around. The Disney fanatics are going crazy out there making plans and speculating either further about opening dates. Until word comes from Disney these “supposedly reliable” sites are doing a disservice to everyone and should be banned from Facebook and have their sites blocked.
  15. Orlando-based Darden Restaurants to close all 1,800 dining rooms, due to coronavirus Darden Restaurants, Inc., the only Fortune 500 company located in Orlando, announced Friday it is closing its 1,800 restaurant dining rooms nationwide, due to the coronavirus pandemic rocking the world. For now, the chain will continue operating takeout and delivery kitchens, with six to 10 employees per shift. The dining rooms will close up indefinitely at the end of the night on Friday, according to CEO Gene Lee. Darden's brands include LongHorn Steakhouse, Olive Garden, Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, Eddie V's Prime Seafood, The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze and Seasons 52. The company employs 150,000 workers nationally. Darden CFO Rick Cardenas said on a call that sales were down approximately 60 percent as of Wednesday, with the same percentage of restaurant dining rooms already closed. By Thursday morning, the number of closed dining rooms had jumped to 80 percent. On Thursday, the company announced it would send emergency pay to its employees, based on the average hours worked over the previous 13 weeks, for those who can't get shifts or hours due to closures. Lee noted he has stopped taking his million-dollar annual salary, which works out to approximately $19,230 a week. "We are committed to the health and safety of our team members and guests by offering limited or no contact curbside pickup and practicing social distancing in our seating configurations in all locations where we are permitted to operate our dining rooms," wrote Lee. "Though it will not be enough to make everyone whole, our Emergency Pay Program — specifically designed to support our dedicated, hourly team members — will begin next week."
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