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    News Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

    I don't know if this sheds any light on long-term plans for WDW or not, but I work at a pretty well-known college here in Charleston (cough, cough) and the CDC briefing to the collective community of colleges and universities last month told the Advisory Board to expect and prepare for this to...
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    News Disney Springs Begins Phased Reopening on May 20

    Right now legislation is being drafted to deny unemployment to workers who are forced either to quit or to go back to work before extensive testing/tracking is in place. If I get seriously ill from covid-19 and suffer life-long effects because I was caught between a rock and a hard place, yeah...
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    Should Marvel have it’s own theme park

    Unlikely, at best, at least stateside and with the current management, even before the pandemic. They much prefer repurposing existing attractions. Also the existing WDW parks needed more capacity/stuff to do before all this. New gates do not need to be built until what's already there is...
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    News Disney to heavily reduce Capital Expenditures in the parks throughout 2020 during COVID-19 crisis

    All the arguing about Mario and Pokemon re: Nintendo's popularity is missing a huge point- the Legend of Zelda series is a masively-popular, multi-generational game with numerous titles listed as 'Best of' while making buckets of money and selling insane amounts of merch, easily up there with...
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    News Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

    THIS. I work at the College of Charleston, a medium-sized school in the heart of Charleston, SC, a densely populated area confined to a small peninsula. Our population almost doubles during the school year. If/when the College reopens in the fall, students from all over the country and the...
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    News Mizner's Lounge to be expanded at Disney's Grand Floridan Resort into a Beauty and the Beast inspired lounge

    okay, boomer :D You know the oldest millenials are in their 40s, yeah? And if they're on their parents' DVCs, it's likely because they came of working age in a world that rarely provides a living wage without a fight and where employers have no loyalty. Why shame someone for being fiscally...
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    Disney+ @ Parks & Rollout

    I’m staying at the Swan, and the TV streaming has been pretty terrible in general. Lots of crashing. Disney+ wasn’t working when we left for Animal Kingdom at 8:40 this morning, and I’ve been trying since 5 😱
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    News Major Hurricane Dorian impacts to Walt Disney World 2019

    Here in downtown Charleston the water was less than expected (but of course we still flooded out the usual intersections) but the wind was worse than I thought it would be. We never lost power, but I’m in the hospital’s grid, so we rarely do. I lost a large plot of bamboo to the wind and the...
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    News Major Hurricane Dorian impacts to Walt Disney World 2019

    Most residents moved here within the past decade. 3 years of near-misses have created a false sense of security.
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    News Major Hurricane Dorian impacts to Walt Disney World 2019

    Yup. I live downtown in Elliotborough and our stores are on King St. and in Mount P. It's been dead.
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    News Major Hurricane Dorian impacts to Walt Disney World 2019

    My family owns 2 hardware stores here in Charleston. Practically no one is prepping. Never seen anything like it. The holiday weekend could be a problem if Dorian impacts the lowcountry.
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    News Major Hurricane Dorian impacts to Walt Disney World 2019

    This is my block- on historically high ground- when it rains during a full moon.
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    News Major Hurricane Dorian impacts to Walt Disney World 2019

    Here in Charleston, we've been quietly speculating that Dorian has been acting a lot like Hugo. The thing is, there were a lot less people in the metro area - and a lot less development - when Hugo tore apart a good portion of the city. Any kind of impact to us at this point - a city that has...
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    News Coronado Springs Expansion - Gran Destino Tower

    Per the referenced article, and other writings I've enjoyed over the years, when the resorts were in their original forms, the story was much more obvious. As changes were made and updates\closings\new management moved in, the story became muddled and lost some of the impact. Still - nerd that...
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    News Coronado Springs Expansion - Gran Destino Tower

    Actually, the Eisner -era Moderate and Deluxe resorts each had an Imagineered backstory, just like Pleasure Island. Disney historian Jim Korkis goes into a little of Port Orleans' here: https://www.mouseplanet.com/9660/The_Two_Tales_of_Scales_at_Port_Orleans
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