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    Trip Report Escaping the ARCTIC BLAST

    1. I'm very envious. 2. Great report and I'm following right along. 3. My car doors were also frozen shut this morning from the combo of rain that turned to freezing rain and ultimately 3" of snow. Low tonight is 11 degrees, which is roughly 50 degrees lower than my tolerance despite decades...
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    Does anyone NOT like Flight of Passage?

    We enjoyed it but we also had Fastpasses for it. Now, my bigger gripe was that the FP line is one of the most boring queues ever. The outside part was enjoyable while walking up. Inside, just concrete like a bunker. I understood the theme and its intention but I was underwhelmed. I wished...
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    Considering staying at Old Key West...for first time

    We were in Building 54. It was wonderful. Backed up to Lake Buena Vista golf course. Very peaceful and our room was quite large. Regarding transportation, we rented a car for our stay. We took Magical Express to OKW and then rented a car from Enterprise at the "B Resort", which is about two...
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    When will Galaxys Edge have Fast Pass?

    Personally, if the lines move with a high capacity ride, why bother with FP+? Lines are just part of going to any amusement park and Disney has incredibly themed queue lines on several rides. FP+ has added nothing, in my opinion. Heck. for FoP, the FP+ queue is extremely boring and has none...
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    what would you jokingly like in SWGE?

    A meet and greet with Princess Leia in her Jabba The Hut outfit. Every fanboy who hasn't seen sunlight in decades would fall over themselves to get into line. Disney could make a killing by selling sunburn ointment in the exit gift shop as long as the queue to enter was outside with no shade.
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    Beauty and the Beast dark ride

    They had Snow White's Scare Adventures which already told the story. This was a focus on the seven dwarves and then it was value-engineered to death.
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    Experience Renting a Car while at Old Key West

    We took the Magical Express both ways from OKW and MCO. Once at Old Key West, I rented an Enterprise vehicle from the "B Resort" hotel on Hotel Drive (about three miles away). I have since found that Swan/Dolphin also has an Enterprise but "B Resort" was quite close. It worked out great for...
  8. Skibum1970

    Rumor Spaceship Earth Refurb - 2 Year Closure

    Dang it. Stupid fingers can't type.
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    Rumor Spaceship Earth Refurb - 2 Year Closure

    To your point, the storyline of Brer Rabbit can be followed without knowing much about Brer Rabbit. If Hondo is framed correctly with the preshow (I don't know who he is either), I think that most can get by without that background knowledge. Hard part is using such a popular IP and then using...
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    Ex-Disney accountant alleges major accounting fraud in parks and resorts division

    The problem with this is that you're going to have a mismatch between the amount paid and the amount booked as income. So, the write-offs would grow exponentially and over time would negate any benefit. For Disney, it's probably easier to mess around with depreciation schedules and the dollar...
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    News Reflections – A Disney Lakeside Lodge (Project 89 - Development near Fort Wilderness)

    I'm probably wrong but I always thought that WL was based more on the Yellowstone Lodge feel or the national parks lodges. Although, the pictures of Adirondack lodges look familiar. Maybe a lodge is a lodge?
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    Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway confirmed

    "Jaws" is also a driver (along with many other shark films that are all inspired by "Jaws") for Shark Week. Heck, even Sharknado draws its tongue-in-cheek inspiration from Jaws. Still, though the film is still a good movie, I agree that it doesn't age well in a time when we understand shark...
  13. Skibum1970

    Just when you thought it was safe to sit on the beach at WDW...

    My sister lives down in Naples and had a decent sized gator climb over her fence just to chill. When she and her husband went outside, he quickly scrambled back over the fence. The fence was a standard four or five foot chain link fence and he had no trouble with it. I don't think that she...
  14. Skibum1970

    What resort do you think you'll never stay at?

    Polynesian and Coronado. I'm not big on Poly's theme and my wife cannot stand the theme at Coronado. We walked there once just to see what it was like and she let me know, in no uncertain terms, that it was not to be considered. Ever.
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    Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway confirmed

    Can't we all use a good laugh these days?
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