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  1. https://photos.orlandoweekly.com/these-vintage-photos-show-disney-worlds-evolution-from-florida-project-to-the-most-magical-place-on-earth/?slide=1&c069089da To see the photos, you will need to click on the above link, then at the photo of Walt and the governor, there is a next box on the upper right side to go to the other pictures These vintage photos show Disney World’s evolution from Florida Project to ‘the most magical place on Earth’ It's hard to believe that something once simply known as "The Florida Project" would change the face of Orlando and Central Florida forever. Walt Disney first envisioned his new theme park in the early 1960s, years after first opening Disneyland in California in 1955. Called "The Florida Project," Disney's plans included Magic Kingdom and something he called "Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow," or Epcot for short. Disney never got to see the attraction because he died in 1966 while it was still under construction. When Walt Disney World finally opened in 1971, Roy O. Disney dedicated the project to his late brother, saying, "Walt Disney World is a tribute to the philosophy and life of Walter Elias Disney … and to the talents, the dedication, and the loyalty of the entire Disney organization that made Walt Disney's dream come true. May Walt Disney World bring Joy and Inspiration and New Knowledge to all who come to this happy place … a Magic Kingdom where the young at heart of all ages can laugh and play and learn – together." In the decades since, "the most magical place on Earth" has attracted millions of guests and sealed Orlando's fate as one of the most visited cities in America. Check out these vintage photos from the State Library & Archives of Florida showing Disney World's evolution from the 60s to the late 90s.
  2. https://disneyfashionista.com/fantastic-new-7-eleven-x-disney-camping-series/ There’s a new “Dream Camp Series” that is open for pre-orders from 7-Eleven in China! This limited edition 7-Eleven x Disney Camping Series pre-orders will be opened in May. This is actually the second series, with the first series featuring an adorable Mickey Tent! Limited Edition Limited Edition Mickey Series Fleece Dolls This little guy is 25 centimeters tall and comes with a backpack that can carry tiny trinkets, and you can even remove! These 13 liter coolers come in Mickey and Winnie the Pooh Designs. They have a divider plate inside so you can organize your snacks and meals. They also come with a carrying strap to make travel with them a breeze. Part of the fun of camping is getting to have picnics! These water-resistant picnic mats roll up for easy carrying, complete with a handle! Chip and Dale, or Winnie the Pooh are the choices offered. I wish I had one of these for when I go to the beach or park! The camp lights are one of my personal favorites, you can choose from blue, or beige and both have a Mickey design. The brightness of the LED light can be adjusted, and there is even a multifunctional night light and camping light! The handle makes it perfect for hanging up to keep your campsite aglow. These neck pillows hide a fun surprise… They also turn into blankets! They feature a soft and comfortable fabric for a versatile item that’s great for travel or camping. Waterproof bags are a must-have for camping, and who wouldn’t want Mickey Mouse ones? These 10 liter bags are great for storage and sling across your back! These are perfect for putting any valuables that you don’t want to see ruined with rain! In case you missed out on the first collection, you can check out some of the fun offerings that quickly sold out above. As an avid camper, I really wish this collection was available in the states, but I’m still very fond of it! What do you think of the fun 7-Eleven x Disney Camping Series? Is this something you would like to see in your neck of the woods?
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    WWW2019 The Womenz are no longer "Roughing it"

    Hmmm, so there aren't any quiet spots available in EPCOT, or did the quiet corner at the Beach Club happen to be near oh just a wild guess BEACHES and CREAM?
  4. Yes, looks like only in China, but I wasn't sure if it was a 7-11 as we know it until I found those 2 links or something totally different.
  5. https://www.inquisitr.com/4843357/updated-look-at-skyliner-construction-at-walt-disney-world-towers-go-up-near-hollywood-studios-photos/ New photos are popping up to show a great deal of progress and towers are starting to lift high into the sky already. The new gondola system doesn’t yet have an opening date, but it is expected to begin operation sometime in 2019. As originally reported by Disney Parks Blog, the transportation system will connect Disney’s Art of Animation, Caribbean Beach, and Pop Century Resorts directly to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the back of Epcot. There are a lot of different projects going on around Walt Disney World, and that may make it difficult for guests to keep up on all of them. While going around property, guests are able to see that work on the Skyliner is really coming along and it will be only a matter of time until they are traveling through the air. Over on Twitter, the always informative user @bioreconstruct has put up some new looks at how construction on the Skyliner is progressing. Some of the most noticeable things are the towers up near Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Seeing as how Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort isn’t far away from Hollywood Studios, the Skyliner will connect it to the two parks. It’s hard to pinpoint the work at CBR as the entire resort is undergoing a lot of work right now. When looking at the area from high above, almost all of the Skyliner coverage can be seen.
  6. I didn't think so until I found this page... https://www.7-eleven.com.hk/en and this one https://www.7-eleven.com.hk/en/news/redemption-program
  7. Travisma

    Three weekends and three camping trips

    We got ours used from Craigslist. The guy had some sort of advertising agency and he had 5 or 6 of them they used for events. We got the last one. It came with the grates, plate, ring, and the adapter hose to connect it to a big tank, along with the stand that has two wings. First time I used it, I didn't know you were supposed to fill the drip plate with water.
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    Three weekends and three camping trips

    Good to hear. Mine came with one and a pot ring. Man the extras are expensive if you want to add on.
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    Three weekends and three camping trips

    Did you know you can get a griddle plate for your roadtrip? Makes it a breeze cooking eggs, grilled sandwiches, etc.
  10. This must not be a true Disney function. $49 you get a gift and 3 drinks! Inconceivable!
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    We’re Done

    We used to be freeloaders to a certain extent. When we drove from Tampa to Orlando to shop or do touristy things, we would always stop at the Fort. We would take the tram down to the settlement store, go to the deli counter, purchase made to order sandwiches, get some chips, sodas and a beer ($1.25) from the cooler, then walk down to the picnic tables at the beach. We'd eat lunch/dinner and watch the kids play in the sand and wade or swim in the lake. So technically we were freeloading since we didn't stay on property, but the Mouse still got $$ from us. This was back when you actually had breathing room at the Fort and didn't risk getting run over by golf carts. There were no pools to swim in and the Meadow was nothing but a meadow.
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    Skyliner Update

    The Orlando Eye has 2 or 3 Coke cars on it where they roll a cooler of Coke products onto it for you to enjoy. They don't allow anyone to hang out and wait, you have to get on the next available car that comes along. But seriously, how much $$$ do the vinyls cost that they are slapping on those 22 cars? They can't afford to decorate all of them? Talk about penny pinching!
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    We’re Done

    I remember back in the dark ages there used to be a sign to the right of the MK "toll booth" that would say there were/were not campgrounds available tonight.
  14. How fans will make their own lightsabers at Disney’s Star Wars land 13 Metal components make them feel heavier than an old-school Maglite One of the key attractions of Disney’s new Star Wars lands will be the opportunity for fans to build their own unique lightsabers. Now, thanks to a special VIP-only presentation from the team at Disney Parks, we finally know how the build process will work. We’ve also held the final product in our hands. I’m happy to report that these are stunning reproductions, and a lot heavier than they look. Product experts from the Disney Parks team were on hand at this year’s Star Wars Celebration in Chicago for a handful of presentations that included examples of the final product. Here’s how the process will work. Two different lightsaber shops will be available at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge when it opens at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. The first, called Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, will sell a series of 10 legacy lightsabers based on famous blades from the Star Wars canon. The second, called Savi’s Workshop, will allow fans to build their own lightsaber from a discrete collection of parts. Both the legacy and the custom lightsabers will be compatible with a universal blade system. Blades are available in different lengths and sizes, and each one will light up in a variety of colors depending on the hilt that it is attached to. The legacy blades on display at Celebration included replicas of both of Luke Skywalker’s lightsabers, as well as the iconic weapons carried by Ahsoka Tano, Darth Vader, Darth Maul, and Mace Windu. Each will come packed in its own satin-lined presentation case, complete with a unique chevron on the outside. Some blades will also come with additional accessories to make them more accurate. Kylo Ren’s blade will come with two additional blades to accommodate its iconic crossguard, while Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi will feature a special attachment point for its extremely narrow emitter. The custom blades are a different animal entirely. Building one will be part of an intimate, small-group experience inside the park. Before entering the “build chamber” at Savi’s Workshop, guests must first choose from one of four types of lightsaber kits. Options include the Jedi-focused Peace and Justice set, the Sith-focused Power and Control assortment, the more naturalistic Elemental Nature set, and the mysterious Protection and Defense kit. Once inside the build chamber, cast members called Guardians will arrive and offer a choice of three differently colored kyber crystals. The crystals themselves are random. Guests will know the color, but not the cut or kind of crystal until they open it. Once selected, crystals will then be inserted into a holocron, which will allow iconic characters from the Star Wars universe to whisper the mysteries of the Force. Disney staff stressed that the crystals themselves contain new and unusual lore about the Star Wars universe. From there, Guardians will assist guests in using the discrete set of parts that they have selected to customize their blade. I hung out for a while at the Disney Parks booth before the demonstration went live, and was shocked when the presenter dropped one of the individual components on the table. The tiny, two-inch square module clanged off the table like a piece of good brass plumbing hardware. Later, when I had the opportunity to hold a custom lightsaber in my hand, I was astounded at the weight of the object. It’s easily much heavier than an old school, 12-inch Maglite flash lite. Unlike those old school Maglites, however, these lightsabers run on AA or AAA batteries. The weight comes entirely from the high-quality materials that they are constructed from. A host of accessories will also be on sale, including full-length padded carrying cases for those who purchase the optional blades. Robust, universal belt clips are also available. They offer both direct attachment points and clips for the D-rings common on some lightsabers. Additionally, fans can also purchase their own holocron so that they can “commune with the Force” and learn about their own, unique kyber crystal at home. No pricing information was available. Both the legacy lightsabers and custom lightsabers will be available for fans when Galaxy’s Edge opens in California on May 31. Nearly identical shops will also open at Disney World in Orlando, Florida on Aug. 29.
  15. Travisma

    Three weekends and three camping trips

    Those lights along the cut thru path look like the same ones that were there when we camped over a month ago. They had a ton of decorations in their site.
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    We’re Done

    Part of the issue, is that it's wide open from multiple points. Boat, bus, private vehicles. Some of the other resorts have a lot of access, but they make it harder to bring in your 3 ice chests and wagon full of picnic supplies. I've seen multiple cars stop at the back side of the meadow by 1500, unload enough gear to equip an army, and tons of people climb out like one of those clown cars at the circus. Other resorts will turn people away without reservations or charge for Valet Parking. I know around major holidays the Fort will turn visitors away, but people still come in somehow.
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    Hey Mo! What’s good to eat?

    We ate there a while ago. The pizzas are pretty filling considering their size. Didn't know you can load them down with some of the toppings at no extra charge. Suggest reading their menu on line or outside before venturing in. It's like a production line and once you get started you go pretty quick. If you eat outside, so of the doors leading out there open inwards (hard to carry food and open the door) and others open outwards (much easier).
  18. Fixed it. Can't have battles with just 1!!
  19. That will come later after everyone has bought these. You will need to purchase the new and improved updated versions to access the special effects. Just like when they re release Star Wars movies on DVD with extra features in them, forcing real fans to keep purchasing the same DVDs over and over again.
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    Skyliner Update

    My question is, they shut down attractions when the lightning detectors go off at either a 5 or 10 mile distance. Are they going to be shutting these down when that happens? By the time they unload 300 gondolas due to approaching storms, the storms will have moved on and they will need to start loading again... until the next flash of lightning! Will it be set up so you can go from Epcot to HS directly, or will you have to take the scenic tour to the hotels first?
  21. Mo, found a camper for you This ones a little smaller...
  22. Travisma

    Are you a POPCORN BUCKET FANATIC?

    Busch and Seaworld will refill the old soda cups even after new ones come out for a $1 and change. They also started a $5 for a day refill, they put a sticker on the cup and you can refill until you burst or go into a sugar coma.
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    NEW COKE CONTAINER FOR SWGE..

    Been searching the interweb for the size, so far nothing. But this little blurb was in all place Forbes. ========================================================================================================= Over the past few years, specialty food and beverages have completely taken social media by storm when it comes to what you can consume (and photograph) at the Disney Parks around the world. Instagram is often flooded with perfectly color-corrected images of guests holding a cookie, or a cupcake, or a donut, or some sort of multi-colored drink in front of a backdrop so others can comment and say, “I want that.” While it’s worked incredibly — to bring both attention to influencers and new Disney offerings — can the same magic be replicated for an actual brand in the park? Coca-Cola is about to find out. And right away, it looks like it’s working. At the Disney Parks panel at Star Wars Celebration Chicago for Galaxy’s Edge (opening May 31 at Disneyland Park and August 29 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World), it was announced that when the lands open up later this year, Coca-Cola will be rolling out a brand new bottle design for visitors in the area. It’s literally just a new bottle, compared to the old bottle. But this new bottle is more like a circular orb, and sphere-like in shape. Is it meant to slightly resemble the Death Star? Probably not, but that’s the image it immediately envokes and all it took was the mere mention of this new product for social media to completely light up with users commenting, “I want that.” That’s also even before we really get into the details about the fact that Coca-Cola (along with Diet Coke, Sprite and Dasani) have all been given new labels and a different language for the packaging: Arabesh, which is a printed language used throughout the Star Warsgalaxy. The reason for this complete redesign — that will only be available within Galaxy’s Edge, don’t even try to find something like this in Fantasyland — is so that guests to the park can really feel like they’re living in their own Star Wars story. You’re not just visiting this place, you’re living and breathing the environment around you, and all traces of the real world is being stripped away. Clearly, that includes beverages. (It’ll be interesting to see what happens to other commonplace Disney offerings at outdoor food carts in the area. You can usually find things like potato chips and ice cream bars at them. Will they receive any sort of Star Wars makeover, or be completely removed all together? More pressing, what happens if and when these special Star Wars bottles run out in the land? Will regular Coca-Cola products be reintroduced while the stock is replenished, or will guests literally be sent elsewhere to grab a Diet Coke?) Social media was quick to jump on board with this new design, and Coca-Cola was trending on Twitter within the hour. It’s impressive that a beverage bottle can quickly become a must-have item for the parks, and it can only be assumed that the new design, complete with the Arabesh logo, will quickly become a collector's item. Will we start seeing used Sprite bottles pop up on eBay for Disney collectors? Disney didn’t offer up any sort of pricing for the new bottles and seeing as how a bottle of Coke right now is going for around $5 in the Disney Parks, the price point should be the same. However, seeing as how they’re already in demand, Disney could easily increase the price, considering these are more than likely more expensive to make. They’re custom, after all. So if you're already planning a trip to Galaxy's Edge this year, be prepared to not only wait in line for attractions and photo opportunities but also beverages you could easily just snag from a vending machine elsewhere. Maybe this is the true power of Disney, and Disney marketing when it comes to products. =========================================================================================== Though not quite as round and of course without the Star Wars theme, these bottles have been out for ages.
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    We’re Done

    I guess the 1% are all hiding out in the 3000 loop!
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    Are you a POPCORN BUCKET FANATIC?

    I've only purchased the Pluto Christmas one, and that was because I got caught up in the moment at the Christmas Tree Trail. And they put the popcorn in the Pluto itself. What a mess trying to get it cleaned out when I got home.
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