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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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    Next Gen Busses

    Trying not to be rude, but will you please stop replying with the same comment multiple times? I respect your opinion and hate using the 'ignore' function, but I read chunks of threads when I'm home from work, and it's just painful repeatedly having to scroll through the exact same comment from...
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    News Re-Usable Bag Price Increases

    I've carried a cloth bag of two into the parks for years (there are always a few in my purse) - it's a win-win: the strap is long enough that I can hang it on my shoulder and my hands don't get sweaty and gross, I can pop it into the washing machine when I get home to remove the funk, they've...
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    Overnight parking charges to increase at Walt Disney World Resort hotels June 2019

    I've been trying to figure out how to post this for months without WDW killing the loophole, but we avoided paying for parking at Coronado this past February and May. We drive down from Charleston, SC because it's a nice 5.5 hour drive and if we flew, it would cost substantially more, we...
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    Harbinger of the Apocalypse Day 1 No wagons and smoke

    Forget getting banned from WDW, @Ladybat is headed towards a wdwmagic ban at this rate...
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    Harbinger of the Apocalypse Day 1 No wagons and smoke

    Can the people repeatedly arguing, who have no chance of changing each others' minds, please stop, or this thread will get locked, too? You know who you are. You're the ones posting back and forth. I would like to know how well this is working without having to wade through all the clucking...
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    Severe Thunderstorms Strike Disney World

    They came up through Charleston, as well. The band ran all the way to Virginia. Our city government offices as well as many local businesses, the library, and the College of Charleston all closed at 2 today due to the weather. I believe it threw some tornados south of here. It was not a normal...
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    How does WDW compare to rides outside of it? Can you name singular rides that equal or better Disney's?

    My dad worked for Kyocera as ceramic engineer designing capacitors, usually for medical equipment like pacemakers. In 1996, I was one of 50 American employees' children sent on a 2-week expenses-paid tour of Japan, and one of the many highlights was when they rented Nara Dreamland for us and a...
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