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  1. https://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/tourism/os-prem-disney-masks-covid-arrests-20210304-olv75latw5hnpkf7a6ccp3nila-story.html?fbclid=IwAR35cFgIN0dgJk4trhNfXNvQECffBJP-svPoSQHJ7kUzxJrIdd0QkUYz3Lw
  2. Disney is still taking the mask wearing, temp checks, and other rules seriously. They have posted new larger signs at DS showing what type of masks are and are not acceptable. I'm sure it's twofold, one to protect the guests, and probably the bigger reason to protect them from liability/lawsuits. One of the main things that have been implemented all over Walt Disney World Resort property is temperature checks. At the entrance of Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, and Disney Springs, all Guests must undergo a temperature check to ensure that
  3. But if you're a real Disnerd, you will have to be there 10/1/2021!
  4. I would say to anyone, if you are not local and a passholder a trip to DW now is a waste of time and $$$$$. You are still paying a premium price for a less than stellar experience. We are local (about an hour away) passholders. We don't really eat that much at the parks. If we go now and there isn't a long wait we go on a ride since we've been on everything (except ROR and Smugglers Run) numerous times. We try to go when it's not crowded. But again we are local. If this was a major, once in a couple year trip, I would save your $$$ and stay away.
  5. Not that big, we’ve done a [email protected], tent, Clam type screen room, awning, and two cars on a partial site! You’ll just need someone with a good eye for decorating to squeeze everything in.😀
  6. As we all sit and wait for an opening date for the Harmonious nighttime spectacular, Disney is selling corporate packages that include a private reception and viewing of Harmonious. While Disney has not officially announced an opening date for the new nighttime show yet, it’s clear that they are at least advertising it as being open for the 2021 Taste of EPCOT Food and Wine Festival to corporate partners. Work continues to take place on World Showcase Lagoon to install the four perimeter barges and massive centerpiece barge to support the show. “Harmonious” will bring to World S
  7. A plumbing failure at Disney’s Boardwalk Villas caused a water leak that resulted in flooding and drywall damage to multiple resort rooms. The leak happened between the second and third floors of the Disney Vacation Club Villas around 4am on Saturday, February 20th. According to a post in a Disney Vacation Club Facebook group, sources stated that over 2 inches of standing water flooded multiple villas. The leak triggered the resort’s fire alarm system and emergency services quickly arrived at the scene. The since-deleted Facebook post included images of seemingly severe ceiling damag
  8. I have never seen anyone giving out treats other than on their own or adjacent shared site. Pretty sure even pre covid it wouldn't have been allowed. The cabins will get some visitors, but not like the big loops down around the meadow area.
  9. 2020, you were not "allowed" to hand out anything to trick or treaters. That being said, plenty or sites had tables set up with an assortment of goodies that people could help themselves. CMs were patrolling and discouraging anyone from actually handing out treats. Who knows what 2021 will bring.
  10. Last year, James Rosemergy at TouringPlans.com attempted to become a “Disney Cyborg” by having a chip meant to duplicate the functions of a MagicBand implanted in his arm. Though his experiment did not work, he did interview a guest who had a custom chip created from a pre-existing MagicBand surgically implanted in her arm and was successfully able to use it as a MagicBand. In response to these experiments, Disney has added a label to MagicBand boxes warning users not to do this. The sticker on the inside of a MagicBand box reads “Not for internal or subdermal use.”
  11. Rates are according to the WDW website as of January 2021 and are sorted from least expensive to most expensive. When there are ranges, the higher number refers to weekend rates. Dates Tent/Pop-Up Rate Full Hook-Up Preferred Premium Premium Meadows AUG 8-SEPT 2 SEPT 6-30 $73-99 $110-129 $123-135 $132-147
  12. https://wdwnt.com/2021/02/breaking-disney-park-pass-theme-park-reservation-system-extended-will-remain-through-january-2023/ Take this with a grain of salt Looks like they are only basing it on the calendar, not information from Disney Introduced with the reopening of Walt Disney World theme parks in July, the Disney Park Pass reservation system requires guests to book a specific park per day ahead of their trip, based on availability—which varies depending on whether you’re a ticket holder, Annual Passholder, or Disney Resort hotel guests. Previously, the Disney P
  13. https://www.insider.com/why-you-shouldnt-visit-disney-world-now-2021-2 Long article but has some good information for people that aren't that Disney savvy. As a result, both Disney diehards and fans ready for their first visit are left wondering if they should plan a Disney World vacation in 2021. Unfortunately, the answer is no if you're hoping to experience a magical, once-in-a-lifetime trip this year. Among the unavailable staples are character meet-and-greets, evening firework displays, daily parades, and live shows like Fantasmic. These changes would
  14. Trail is totally torn up and looks wider. What’s really troubling is the paved part ends a little past the new barn. At that point the old trail is totally gone, been all leveled out, and it’s all grass for quite a ways until the torn up part starts.
  15. 2000 loop has been graveled ! 800 loop is closed, saw piles of gravel in front of some of the sites.
  16. It was closed due to the Reflections construction. There was a truck crossing the path not sure where it was heading. Until they figure out that mess I doubt it’ll reopen
  17. When did they move the Fort and Lodge boat landings at MK? Now they are near the monorail and share the entrance to the new GF walkway. Last time we took a boat, the launch was closer to the ferry dock.
  18. Took a walk around part of the Fort. 1500 and 1600 loops have a lot of utility flags and paint all over the roads and dirt. Lots of utility flags along the main roads. Looks like they are planning on doing some digging.
  19. Currently at the Fort. Want to give some updates. Bus between the Fort and Wilderness lodge is running on the access road. Walking trail is still closed and is torn up in a couple of places. Liberty Belle is back in the Rivers of America and operating. There is an article in the Orlando Sentinel about its trip last night getting back. I can’t read it because I’ve visited their site too many times. 2000 loop at the Fort was pretty deserted yesterday Thursday 2/4. Filling up today. Not sure if they are reading their faxes. I asked for 2025, then 2027. Checked
  20. Though not as close, it's something... The pandemic has sped up some of the closures within the Crossroads Plaza, with Gooding’s, Sweet Tomatoes, and other businesses permanently closing last year. Others are moving to new locations nearby. Just east of the 535 interchange is Daryl Carter Parkway, currently only a bridge over I-4, but it will see a full interchange built in the coming years. This is the new overpass from Palm Parkway across I-4 over to the outlet mall. That’s where O-Town West is located. Previously envisioned as a luxury development with Vegas-style amenities
  21. More weekday dining closures are taking place at Magic Kingdom. See which new location joins the list and find out how this will affect your trip. As holiday crowds die down and weekdays become less busy than weekends, Disney is closing certain restaurants. Just recently, we learned that The Lunching Pad would be closed during the week. The quick-service restaurant serves up hot dogs, pretzels, snacks, and more over in Tomorrowland. Tomorrowland Terrace also joins The Lunching Pad in reducing hours during the weekdays. Beginning February 1, it will not be open for Guests
  22. https://www.orlandoweekly.com/orlando/walt-disney-worlds-recently-announced-alterations-interruptions-and-outright-extinctions/Content?oid=28704946 Some new news, some old, and some speculations. Only two weeks ago, I was sharing optimistic news about upcoming additions to Orlando's attractions. Well, the theme park gods giveth, and the theme park gods taketh away. Here's the latest scoop on some recently announced alterations, interruptions and outright extinctions at the Walt Disney World Resort. An iconic opening-day Magic Kingdom attraction shut down last week
  23. For an interesting slant on camping, watch the Jimmy Kimmel interview with Dax Sheppard from Monday 1/25. Insights on mileage and traveling with water weight. Also Jimmy Kimmel purchased a camper.
  24. Or just take a little laundry detergent with you, smear it on all your clothes and hop in a shower at a comfort station
  25. Keep it up without the A's and maybe you can be famous.... Written in 1939, Ernest Vincent Wright's Gadsby is a 50,000 word novel—and there’s not an "E" in sight (at least not once you get past the author's name or the introduction, in which Wright mentions how people often told him that such a feat was impossible). But Gadsby sticks to its own rules admirably. If there are abbreviations used, they are only ones that still would not contain the letter "E" if written out in full. In order to make sure he didn't accidentally cheat, Wright reportedly tied down the letter "E" on his ty
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