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    Mexico or Canada

    I'm going to say 70% of the time we start with Mexico, the rest of the time Canada. Even when entering via the IG, we go 70% clockwise and 30% anticlockwise. Why, I have no idea.
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    Why do you think people still go to WDW?

    I miss the backlot tour as well. T thought it was a nice mix of a behind the scenes look along with a bit of a thrill. Sure, it was more interesting when it was an actual back lot, but even afterwards it was still interesting. They could have kept it on a constant refresh status too by moving...
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    Casey’s re-opening?

    Not gourmet, but when it is a specific hot dog place, I expect it to have at least good hot dogs. I actually do not like Casey's hot dogs at all. I'm not looking for a "artisanal, hand crafted, cold smoked, kobe beef and heritage pork" hot dog. But something that at least has some taste and a...
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    Why do you think people still go to WDW?

    All of what you described is called planning. You KNOW these things. You know about the Eurail pass, your know about. You know about the availability of Museum passes, etc. A comparison is, we know that you can go to WDW and book FP+ on the app at the beginning of the day. There are people...
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    Be Our Guest Is A Joke....OK, Somewhat

    I had the seared Mahi Mahi when I was there maybe a year ago or so. It was plated like it was a pile of slop. The salsa had a lot of raw pepper (bell pepper) that jus totally overwhelmed the fish. It was not an enjoyable meal.
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    The Pusher Robots Will Protect You From the Terrible Secret of Golf

    They need that on the golf robot. If your party is playing too slow, and not letting others play through, then the robot takes things into it's own hands and *ahem* urges you to speed up.
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    Why do you think people still go to WDW?

    My ex wife and I went with out kids in 96 and again 3 or 4 more time before we divorced. I continued to take my kids each year, while she stopped going. About 2 years ago she decided to take the kids. According to my kids they had to convince her to plan. She was under the impression that you...
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    Complimentary passes

    No idea about any restrictions and expirations, but be aware that most comp tickets have a zero dollar cash value. What this means, is if you try to upgrade them (for example you have a 1 day comp, and you want to upgrade to 5 days) the value of the comp is zero, so you get no discount.
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    Why do you think people still go to WDW?

    Putting all COVID related issues aside (it is an anomaly) we do NOT go as much as we used to, and when we do go, we do not do as much 'stuff' as we used to. It is not an all or nothing choice. There are degrees of going (at least for us) We used to go every year, and often multiple times in a...
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    How difficult is it to reserve studios at Copper Creek? and if they are sold out how do you use your points at a Disney resort?

    We were supposed to be in HH for our first time in June/July 2020 - clearly that did not happen.
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    Be Our Guest Is A Joke....OK, Somewhat

    Chicken Breast. BOG - Poulet Rouge Chicken with Faro, Vegetables, and Garlic Sauce Tutto Italia - Petto di Pollo - Grilled chicken breast, fettuccine pasta, parmesan cream La Hacendia de San Angel - Pollo al Pastor - Adobo-marinated Chicken Breast with Chili Arbol Glaze and Pineapple Relish...
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    How difficult is it to reserve studios at Copper Creek? and if they are sold out how do you use your points at a Disney resort?

    We go during Jersey Week, which is a very busy week. Sometimes there are 1BR available when the studios are gone, but very often it is a "no room at the inn" situation. I start the watch availability at around 9 months out of both 1BR and studios, and sometimes they are both gone for Jersey...
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    DVC point reallocation in 2022

    I am not as lucky as you in getting EPCOT resorts during F&W with my SSR contract, but I suspect that it is because I am always trying to book during "Jersey Week" which is a madhouse anyway. Unfortunately, since my wife is a teacher, we are stuck with those dates. I have always been abele to...
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    How difficult is it to reserve studios at Copper Creek? and if they are sold out how do you use your points at a Disney resort?

    SSR does tend to overwhelm the other resorts. Even though the number of points that are out there represents the number of rooms available, there are a lot more rooms at SSR. Look at it this way, lets say there are 100 owners and 100 rooms at SSR and 5 owners and 5 rooms at Boardwalk. if 20% of...
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    Be Our Guest Is A Joke....OK, Somewhat

    Normal mark up is 100% over retail and I have no issues with that. It's when they get crazy that it bothers me. We were eating at a local steak house, and they were bragging about their wine list that consisted of rare, hard to find, gems. We bought a bottle for $65. I snapped it on the...
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