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Trip Report Hell Comes to Florida - a WDW Trip Report 4/17

Discussion in 'WDW Trip Reports' started by danyoung56, May 9, 2017.

  1. fractal

    fractal Premium Member

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    Thanks for the report!

    Thumbs down on the Miss Piggy planter, what a shame.

    I have Tiffins on my list so I appreciate your comments.

    Everest down all day would have drove me nuts!

    Overall, sounds like it was a nice enjoyable trip without a lot of hustle and bustle.
     
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  2. danyoung56

    danyoung56 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    It's become a regular final meal for me - very tasty!
     
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  3. MySmallWorldof4

    MySmallWorldof4 Well-Known Member

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    I totally agree that the Miss Piggy planter is ridiculous. It was a fountain so I think that technically the water is the same water recycled all the time. I am sure that watering all the plants will use more water in a week than what the fountain held. :confused:If they are worried about electricity, why didn't they make it solar powered instead. :rolleyes:
     
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  4. MySmallWorldof4

    MySmallWorldof4 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the trip report. I loved all the pics. I am just taking my iphone 7 plus for our upcoming trip. I am hoping I get decent pictures. Glad to see that your Samsung did a good job.:)
     
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  5. cdndisneygirl9

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    Thank you so much for sharing, I felt like l was there!
    Beautiful pics...Piggy-Planter is a bummer, but still cute.
     
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    joshsprincess921 Well-Known Member

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    Your last day was our first day and we were at Epcot. In fact, we rope dropped Soarin as well and I believe we were in the same showing for Voices of Liberty! Great report. I'm glad you had such a nice trip!
     
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    A fun read, thanks!
     
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  8. danyoung56

    danyoung56 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    That was YOU?!?!?!? Sorry I didn't know who you were. I'm usually standing by the columns watching the show. I'm sure it'd sound better if I did the sitting on the floor thing. But then I'd have to stand up again, and that's tough for an old chubby guy with bad knees!
     
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    danyoung56 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    It seems to actually be getting better with subsequent software updates. I'd love to have a real camera again someday, but using the cell phone is just so danged convenient!
     
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    I was there around the same time as you and yes, it was HOT! I haven't had time to post my trip report so it was fun reading yours. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  11. fractal

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    Today's smart phones are as good or better than most point & shoots and as you said much more convenient. Primary reason why sales of P&S cameras have plummeted. In good light a top of the line smart phone will perform very close to a DSLR or mirroless with kit lens. When conditions get more challenging that's when they fall behind (I was, however surprised how well your phone captured the Rome scene in Spaceship Earth).
     
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    danyoung56 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I don't mind the weather being sunny and all. But when you step out of your hotel room and GASP at how furnace-like the air is, that ain't good!
     
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    danyoung56 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I've been trying some darker shots, and holding as steady as I can in a moving vehicle. Every once in a while I get a good, in-focus shot. Still not as good as some shots on the web, but then I don't have 3 grand of camera gear, either!
     
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    danyoung56 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Umm, why did you quote a couple of segments and then not ask anything?
     
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    Nice! I was there at the same time! The crowds were crazy, especially all the cheer groups.
     
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    Awesome trip report. I don't like the Miss Piggy fountain being changed, but I can deal with it. I have pictures of my daughter on one of our last trips where she is standing by it (last February) and it's a fountain then! The food looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!
     
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    The food looked awesome. Thanks for sharing your report and photos.

    In warmer months I tour a bit differently now that Ive hit AARP status.
    Quickly learned, heat of the day and WS for F&W wasn't for me anylonger in September. It will need to be night time. When I can I try to do more indoor attractions in the afternoon. It seems to work for me and doesn't drain my energy level that way.

    But Animal Kingdom? Wow 2 main attractions down when there a few to start with that hurts. I was disappointed to read that the new River Ride in Pandora is an outside queue mostly with out AC with a few fans. That isn't going to be pleasant to be in a switch back queue in the afternoon either.
     
  19. danyoung56

    danyoung56 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I've already got my next trip scheduled, and I'm gonna do a few things differently. Maybe I'll actually make it to a few evening events without pooping out!
     
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    Thanks for the report, I enjoyed that very much given we did not go this year in May.
    Are you using any special app for the photos or just the stock photo app. I am tempted not to take my camera next time and just use my phone.
     
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