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    Epcot: This may sound really silly, but ....

    Not silly at all. The main entrance has gravitas; the music, the landscaping, and of course SSE all carry weight and set and exciting mood for your day in the park. To contrast, I've always found entering through the IG to be very relaxing and calm. It still puts a smile on my face, just in a...
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    Favorite resort lunch

    Sanaa cannot be said enough. I prefer eating there at lunch to going at dinner. Indian Bread Service while watching the animals out the windows.
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    Cleanliness Reassurance during COVID-19?

    Huh. Not going to discount your experience, but that doesn't match mine. I stayed at BWV; I saw a janitor walking around and wiping down the common touch points around the pool multiple times during the day (thank you free pool view upgrade). I didn't see them wipe down the elevators, but I...
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    Cleanliness Reassurance during COVID-19?

    We just finished a 10 day stay. In the parks and at Disney springs cleaning, mask compliance, and mask enforcement are excellent. Well and above the best I have seen since the start of covid. There are hand sanitizers located at the entrance and exit of every ride, and at food locations...
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    News Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opening reports and using Boarding Groups at Disney's Hollywood Studios

    That was my last shot for this trip. I was a victim of the "party not in the park" bug on Monday. I'll have to wait until the next trip. Maybe our little one will meet the height requirements by then and we can all go together. Watching a ride through on YouTube filled me in on what I...
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    News Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opening reports and using Boarding Groups at Disney's Hollywood Studios

    Just got off my first time through, boarding group 70. It was a great ride, but I definitely missed some things. No probe Droid laser, and I was loaded directly from the star destroyer shuttle bay (taken through a backstage area.). I've managed to avoid any spoilers this far so I guess I'll be...
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    News Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin to eliminate 1136 employees

    You can't buy someone a drink on Zoom. You can't judge body language. You can't touch and feel the product that someone is trying to sell Don't get me wrong, Zoom, WebEx, etc. are great tools that will change the landscape, but I think conferences will eventually recover most of their previous...
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    News Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin to eliminate 1136 employees

    While some of it is a ghost town, I'm staring at Luna Park Pool right now from my balcony, and it's busier than an average September night. Now of course that's because the parks are all closed, but it stays pretty busy from mid afternoon on. Epcot closing at 7 now (plus no hopping) has...
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    Boardwalk Food Options?

    Boardwalk Bakery has pastries. The ice cream shop there, Ample Hills, permanently closed, but you can walk over to Beaches and Cream at Beach Club.
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    A physician’s thoughts after spending 16 nights at Universal and Disney

    Taking one sentence out of a multi-paragraph post is disingenuous at best. Look I'll do it too: Using your logic, this would imply that nobody should go to Disney because it's getting too busy to be safe. But that isn't what @durangojim said either. He didn't express any advice; he posted...
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    A physician’s thoughts after spending 16 nights at Universal and Disney

    Yes. In fact the OP seems to be avoiding providing any advice. Not telling anybody where to go or what to do. Certainly not saying what is or is not safe. Almost like a physician that wants to avoid that liability while still providing some observations to fellow Disney fans.
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    A physician’s thoughts after spending 16 nights at Universal and Disney

    Honestly, it isn't that difficult to understand. I'm an engineer that builds roads and bridges for a living. I see the world through that lens all the time. My wife (who also happens to be a physician) doesn't notice any of the things that I do, but she does notice things relating to health...
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    Splash Mountain Queue BGM

    sign up for mousebits.com It's a torrent site that has a bunch of the BGM for the parks. Years ago I pulled down the star tunnel music.
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    My Disney Experience Mobile Order adds Arrival Window, Apple Pay and Gift Cards

    What you call high maintenance, I call thrifty. ;) Not that I specifically used the extra bun trick myself, but I have ordered some 'off menu' items over the years. The app certainly seems to push you towards the larger more expensive options, and I try to keep an eye on my bucks and my belt...
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