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    Teach me about Leasing please

    Everything in life doesn’t always make financial sense, if it did I wouldn’t have DVC, take Disney cruises or eat at a nice steak house when I can throw one on the grill myself. So if you want to enjoy a new car every few years then a lease might be for you. However, I will add, if you’re...
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    Teach me about Leasing please

    While my wife and me were in grad school years ago, we had our first son and decided to lease a new vehicle to drive something safer for our newborn. It was great for 2 years but after that we were out our trade-in and those monthly payments with nothing to show for it. The savings by leasing...
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    Teach me about Leasing please

    I wouldn’t put a big down payment on a lease. If there is a loss of use of the vehicle (stolen, totaled) then you lose that money since you do not own the vehicle. For example, if you put down a large down payment or trade in to lower your monthly payments and then the vehicle is stolen a...
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    Minnie Van vs. Uber/Lyft for onsite guests

    I use the Mini Vans over Lyft and Uber because I know what type of vehicle is showing up and that a trained Disney castmember will be driving it. I prefer to error on the side of caution when my entire family is in the vehicle. When we use the Mini Vans it’s for resort to resort transportation...
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    OK, I'll Admit it...Disney Prices Are Out Of Control

    I was at MK on July 3rd and at one point 14 rides were down across property - my kids counted them in the app. The app said at Animal Kingdom, both Pandora rides were down as well as Everest. Even Tom Sawyer Island was down due to kneel boat issues, that’s a first for me.
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    Grand Floridian to MK Walkway

    A side entrance to MK via Frontier Land would be nice, kind of along the line of the entrance to California Adventure from Grand California. I would definitely stay at Grand Floridian if I could avoid Main Street and be in my room within 15-20 minutes after leaving the park.
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    Severe Thunderstorms Strike Disney World

    So during a hurricane warning, will they unload all those gondolas from the cable or are they designed to swing around in that kind of wind?
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    News PHOTOS - Amazing Photos temporary pop-up store takes over former Something Silver space at Disney Springs

    This will be a must do next trip. I need pictures of my kids “activities” for college admissions/scholarships.
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    Smoking areas GONE starting may 1st Pinned so people can still see the announcement.

    If Disney states that you will be removed from the parks if caught smoking just might be enough to defer most from trying to smoke in the parks. Would be hard to look your kid in the eye and tell them why they have to leave Disney. Hey that against federal law spiel has worked on airlines for...
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    Southwest Boarding Group/Check-In Questions (UPDATED)

    We were on a Disney cruise a few years ago and the comedian made a Delta joke during the all ages show that the kids still repeat today. He said Delta stands for “don’t expect luggage to arrive.” During one trip to WDW, we actually had no luggage for close to two days and the airline had no...
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    Southwest Boarding Group/Check-In Questions (UPDATED)

    If you check in at the 24 hour mark, you’ll be fine. Flying SW several times over the years with a family of 5 and we never got lower than mid “B” when checking in at the 24 hour mark. Remember with SW, “A” group means you can sit Anywhere, “B” group means Back of the plane, and “C” group means...
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    Tips for TSA with a 15 month old???

    If you fly at least a couple times of year or hate waiting in long lines, you may want to look into TSA pre-check. It's $85 for 5 years and it really helps at airports like MCO. Your child doesn't need TSA pre-check until they are 12 years old. They can go in the pre-check line with an adult...
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    How difficult is it to reserve 7 months out?

    Is there any place that gives historical data on when each DVC resort is busiest - like impossible for 7 months booking? I know EPCOT DVC’s during Food and Wine are almost impossible at 7 months. But, I’ve heard Grand California is easier during September since many locals own there and school...
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    News New look for Disney Magical Express to debut this summer

    I’m not a fan of anything that is wrapped. It makes it hard to look out and enjoy the view with all the pixel dots all over the windows. The look is fine, I would just like the windows left uncovered.
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    Why blame the gun?

    Please educate me, I’m serious, I have some colleagues at lunch who are also interested.
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