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  1. Travisma

    2018 Fall Trip

    They have a fairly good sized one on the east coast of FL. Maybe you can do a combo Fort/Egg trip.
  2. A FB page had some pictures of a PUP that tore loose from its TV. The poster said her husband was going less than 15 MPH on some township roads that had angled speed bumps. They said the PUP was going up and down out of synch with the TV, broke the stabilizers, then popped off the hitch hit the TV, snapped the chains and went into a ditch. Tore it up pretty good.
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    Disney's Discovery Lodge, not River Country

    How about Fort $$$ ? Or We Don't Want Stinky Campers At Our Resort DVC
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    Big changes to tickets coming

    Well , our FL Silver will now be $479, an increase of $60, because we renewed before the last increase in February.
  5. https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2018/10/sneak-a-peek-at-this-years-ultimate-disney-christmastime-package/ You can relax and keep the campers at home! Sneak A Peek At This Year’s Ultimate Disney Christmastime Package Are you searching for a magical way to celebrate the holiday season this year? How about exclusive access to some attractions, holiday experiences, a special dining opportunity, and more? Guests who purchase this package will enjoy a five-night stay at a select Disney Moderate, Disney Deluxe or Disney Deluxe Villa Resort hotel (checking in on Dec. 17 and checking out on Dec. 22, 2018), 4-day theme park tickets with Park Hopper® Option and some exclusive experiences here at the Walt Disney World Resort during their stay. • Exclusive Nighttime Access to Toy Story Land on Dec. 17 – Spend time at Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios enjoying Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers, and Toy Story Mania. The land will celebrate its’ first holiday season with special decor guests can’t miss. • Celebrate the Season at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on Dec. 18 – Ring in the holiday season with a ticket to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park. • Exclusive Nighttime Access to Select Disney’s Animal Kingdom Attractions on Dec. 19 – Enjoy exclusive nighttime access to Avatar Flight of Passage, Na’vi River Journey, Expedition Everest and Dinosaur plus an exclusive showing of Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. • Exclusive Early Morning Access to shopping at World of Disney Store & Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail Experience on Dec. 20 – Shop at World of Disney at Disney Springs, and visit this year’s Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail, to enjoy hot chocolate and cotton candy. • Enjoy an Exclusive Holiday Themed Buffet Dinner Event at Epcot on Dec. 21 – Enjoy a holiday-themed buffet dinner event in World Showplace Events Pavillion. Because theme park admission is included in this package, guests will be able to truly enjoy the holidays at our theme parks, with all our other guests including “A Frozen Holiday Wish” at Magic Kingdom Park, the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays at Epcot, Flurry of Fun festivities and Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Diwali holiday additions to UP! A Great Bird Adventure at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, and much more. Be sure to check out the Holiday Events & Celebrations site for full holiday vacation-planning details. This Walt Disney Travel Company package includes a 5-night stay at select Disney Moderate, Disney Deluxe or Disney Deluxe Villa Resort hotels plus 4-day theme park tickets with Park Hopper® Option. This offer may be booked between October 22-December 2, for travel occurring December 17-22. For example, you can wrap up this package starting at $175 per person, per night, for a family of four in a garden view room at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort. That’s a total package price of $3,500. Price based on 2 adults, 1 junior and 1 child. The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. The number of packages available for purchase is limited. Valid Theme Park admission is required to attend Theme Park events included in this package. Theme park tickets must be used within 14 days of first use. First use must be by December 31, 2019. Special event ticket to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party only valid on December 18, 2018. This offer cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Offer excludes 3-bedroom Villas, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.
  6. Travisma

    Disney's Discovery Lodge, not River Country

    With a bridge for golf carts to the island, but only Discovery Lodge special chipped golf carts can open the gate!
  7. Travisma

    No reservations?

    In the past, when we stayed at the Fort, we felt we were cheating if we spent the days or nights at the parks. For what the Fort cost, I wanted to get my $$$ worth just hanging out there and enjoying it. Do to logistics and costs, we haven't spent time at the Fort in a couple years. We try to get to the parks every couple of months, and it's much easier just staying in a hotel. Most of the time we get a place that has some sort of kitchen to save $$ on meals. We will be going to our 3rd stay at a Holiday Inn Vacation Resort at 192 and 429. It's a quick drive to WDW using the back roads. My daughter books thru work, $94 for a 2 bedroom/2 bath unit with a living room, full kitchen, dining area, washer/dryer, and a patio or balcony. No, it's not the Fort, but the price is right, and it's a lot easier for a quick stay then setting up and breaking down a PUP, tent, screen room, outdoor kitchen, etc. And a lot less to pack into the truck!
  8. FL DOT announced last week that I-10 was clear. Should be able to check the DOT website to confirm.
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    EPCOT... True or Rumor?

    I thought they were going to use a crane with a big 9 Iron and do a chip shot out of the park to the parking lot!
  10. Travisma

    WDW History

    Interesting article. https://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/tourism/os-bz-disney-archive-library-20181010-story.html
  11. Travisma

    EPCOT... True or Rumor?

    From WDW News Today site https://wdwnt.com/2018/10/sse2yearclosure/ UPDATE: Spaceship Earth Will Close for Over Two Years, Part of Massive Overhaul of Epcot’s Future World A few weeks ago, we told you there were rumors that Spaceship Earth at Epcot would once again be reimagined, this time as part of the ongoing overhaul of the park to make it “more timeless, more relevant, more family friendly, and more Disney”. Some new details have emerged on the project that reveal the massive scope of the park overhaul, and that we won’t be able to take a ride through the grand and miraculous attraction for quite some time once things get underway. While the concept art is now out-of-date and not accurate to what the project will actually entail, Disney is still moving forward with a complete overhaul of the park entrance and central area of Future World as part of “Project Gamma” (as Walt Disney Imagineering is calling it). Included in this project will be the overhaul of Spaceship Earth, as well as a lot of new and interesting changes for the main thoroughfare of the park that are still very much in development. As far as Spaceship Earth is concerned, the overhaul will be so thorough that it will require the ride to close from early 2020 until the parks 40th anniversary in the second half of 2022. That’s basically two and half years without Spaceship Earth in our lives. Why would a project like this take so long? Well, needless to say, there’s a lot to it. Spaceship Earth is aging and it is about time for the entire ride track to be overhauled. As well, Disney will use this opportunity to extend the length of the attraction with new load and unload areas that may not be in the same places that they are now. It also sounds like the current post-show building that houses Project Tomorrow will be removed and an entirely new structure built. It is quite the project in scale and scope, as you can see. As we previously reported, the ride inside of Spaceship Earth will see a refreshing of all scenes leading up to the Industrial Revolution portion (where newspapers are being printed as a young boy sells them steps away), with changes on a grand scale coming to every scene following that, all the way to the end of the ride. Sources also indicate that the scene in the dome at the top of the attraction where guests look back at Earth from space will be drastically reimagined utilizing the latest in projection mapping technologies. As far as the exterior of Spaceship Earth, they will indeed be working on setting-up projection mapping there as well, covering the entire geodesic sphere with projections during the ride’s lengthy downtime and the redevelopment of the area around it. It should make for quite the nighttime display. So, what do you think? Can you survive 2.5 years without Spaceship Earth in your life?
  12. Travisma

    More than a Mickey Head

    Before the end of 2018, Disney will flip the switch on a sprawling 50-megawatt solar power facility composed of more than a half-million solar panels, just outside Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The move is aimed, in part, at helping Disney achieve its larger plan to reduce its net greenhouse gas emissions 50 percent worldwide by 2020, compared to 2012. “At our sites around the world, we’re investing in hidden magic to continually reduce our environmental footprint,” Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products, said. The soon-to-open Disney World solar facility, spread along a 270-acre designated renewable energy area, will produce enough energy to supply 10,000 homes annually and will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 57,000 tons per year, according to Disney’s estimates. That is the annual equivalent of removing roughly 9,300 automobiles from the roads, the company says. The energy will not actually go to Disney’s theme parks, but rather into the local power grid. Nonetheless, with one eye on its global reputation and another on its customers’ increasing focus on sustainability, Disney is emerging as a renewable energy force.
  13. Travisma

    Price increase on drinks and snacks

    I played Backpack Boy for quite a few visits carrying an insulated backpack filled with drinks and food for 6, hand sanitizer, sunscreen, phone chargers, etc. Now I carry one just big enough for my camera, a plastic bag to protect it, external phone battery, and I hook my water bottle to my belt. Everyone else can fend for themselves (I share my water with my wife). The adult kids usually end up buying what they want to eat and drink anyway.
  14. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/09/business/energy-environment/the-magic-kingdom-is-going-green.html Interesting article about Disney's commitment to going green.
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    Price increase on drinks and snacks

    It's amazing what you can find when you google it!