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    Rumor Figment, well, to be replaced by Figment

    Every discussion on Imagination is tempered by the expectation that the attraction will not be an "E-Ticket" or anything particularly innovative or exciting. Why is that? Maybe because the attraction has been lackluster for decades. We cannot IMAGINE (ha) anything amazing actually going in...
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    RotR: Disney is still not at Universal's level

    It astonishes me that so many threads turn into "Disney vs Universal". I really enjoy both but they are really different so I don't really see the point in comparing them. That being said, I've been waiting for Disney to answer "Spiderman" for nearly 20 years. So even if it's not quite as...
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    News Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opening reports and using Boarding Groups at Disney's Hollywood Studios

    When I think of a land I think "Fantasyland" or "Tomorrowland" - awesome theme and lots of attractions. IMHO just two attractions isn't "a land" regardless of who built it or how good the theme is. That said, I still enjoy all of them and I'm super excited to see this new Star Wars "area" of...
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    Why is WDW so stressful, expensiv and overcrowded these days? The fear of dissapointment from a 2020-First-Timer

    I'm one of the most negative people on these boards because I compare WDW to what it used to be. That being said I would still expect the Disney Magic to do its thing for a first-timer who loves Disney movies. You'll have a great time! Just do some planning (unfortunately a necessity these days)...
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    News 'Disney After Hours' ticketed event

    The truly ironic part is that Disney helped generate the demand for these events by "creating" longer standby lines (both through the impact of FP+ and with shorter park hours - especially fewer late nights at MK, and fewer evening EMHs). So when you spend so much of your day in lines, it's not...
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    Planning a no park day, what do you do?

    We went around to numerous resorts one year during the Christmas season to see how the different resorts were decorated for Christmas. We started at Old Key West, drove over to Port Orleans French Quarter and Riverside, then drove to Wilderness Lodge. From there we caught the boat to the...
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    Has Disney Pricing Increases/Atmosphere Cuts Altered YOUR FAMILIES WDW Attendance?

    I agree many people are like that, but I've never really been like that - especially when it comes to WDW. I love Walt's quote about how the park will never be "finished", how it can keep getting better and better. As far as attractions go, I think WDW might be better now than it ever was - and...
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    Has Disney Pricing Increases/Atmosphere Cuts Altered YOUR FAMILIES WDW Attendance?

    Wonderful. So apparently Disney is doing a great job of lowering expectations. It's too bad you didn't get to experience the parks like we did. Watching the parade, watching the fireworks and then staying in the MK for hours, walking on popular rides at 1am. We had so much fun. Our kids grew up...
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    Autism lawsuit court date set Feb 2020

    These days, very little surprises me - people will game any system to give themselves an advantage, without caring who gets hurt in the process. But it still astonishes me that people would abuse a program set up for people with disabilities. I mean c'mon people... be a human being for crying...
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    Has Disney Pricing Increases/Atmosphere Cuts Altered YOUR FAMILIES WDW Attendance?

    Just to clarify, it's not only that ticket prices have gone up, it's that I can't do as much as I used to do with that same pass. The parks aren't open as long, the lines are longer, there's less live entertainment, no evening MK parade, etc. As I said, I don't bother comparing Disney to other...
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    Has Disney Pricing Increases/Atmosphere Cuts Altered YOUR FAMILIES WDW Attendance?

    Exactly right. When the MK is only open late once or twice a week, those nights are often PACKED.
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    Has Disney Pricing Increases/Atmosphere Cuts Altered YOUR FAMILIES WDW Attendance?

    I could have a great time in Disney without ever stepping foot in a park. This is not the point. My point is that the value of your theme park admission pass has declined significantly in the past 10 years or so. This is primarily due to the reduced theme park hours and less EMHs. Secondarily...
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    Has Disney Pricing Increases/Atmosphere Cuts Altered YOUR FAMILIES WDW Attendance?

    Well, I guess if you enjoy calling it an early night and catching up on sleep, then maybe you'd find value in a 6pm MK close. Like I said, my family really enjoys the late nights in the MK. So we have the choice to pay extra to attempt to duplicate the experience we've had in the past, go and...
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    Has Disney Pricing Increases/Atmosphere Cuts Altered YOUR FAMILIES WDW Attendance?

    I'm primarily speaking about regular park hours and Extra Magic Hours. We've been visiting WDW at least annually since 1991. We especially enjoy late nights in Magic Kingdom. I can remember many late nights going until at least midnight, and at least a few nights going later (on a few occasions...
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    Has Disney Pricing Increases/Atmosphere Cuts Altered YOUR FAMILIES WDW Attendance?

    I've been complaining about the decrease in quality on these boards for YEARS. That's one thing. But changing consumer behavior is something else. The fact is that Disney now gets much LESS of my money than they used to get, because we have changed our behavior. We go less than half as often as...
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