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  1. Skibum1970

    News 2/6 - Operating Changes Due to High Winds

    Late to the party. We were staying at Bay Lake and there were no fireworks that evening. Just the projection show. Also, walked past the non-operating Skyliner while at Epcot and the gondolas were definitely swinging. It would have provided a queasy ride for those who get seasick. One thing...
  2. Skibum1970

    Has RotR changed riders' minds about Galactic Starcruiser?

    For us, no hotel is worth that cost (regardless of whether or not we can afford it). I'll stay at the Wilderness Lodge and try my luck at a boarding group (or FP+ once it starts) before paying that price. For it to even a decision point, it would also have to come with a FP+ that entitled us...
  3. Skibum1970

    Space Mountain hurts me too much to ride it again until it's repaired. Anyone else feel this way?

    That is an interesting question and one that I'm not qualified to answer. However, my opinion is that my tolerance has definitely decreased but the ride feels much rougher than it used to. Needing a track replacement could cause this impression. It's as if, instead of curving around corners...
  4. Skibum1970

    Space Mountain hurts me too much to ride it again until it's repaired. Anyone else feel this way?

    Yeah, I'm not sure if getting older factors into this. I rode this first in the early 90's and it was fun. Now, the lateral g's are too painful to actually enjoy the ride. It rides like a mad mouse at times or one of the old Jumbo Jet coasters. I can ride rough coasters well enough (ex. The...
  5. Skibum1970

    Wilderness Lodge vs. Port Orleans

    Completely agree. POR always seems peaceful to me even though it has a high room count. The quick serve is the only area that gets crowded.
  6. Skibum1970

    Wilderness Lodge vs. Port Orleans

    Wilderness Lodge for the lobby. Plus, I love the bubbling spring with the bridge to the back of the lobby and the creek that leads to the waterfall. We enjoy walking the paths to the ends of both sets of cabins and the remote feeling of the resort. Bay Lake is pretty and we get to see the...
  7. Skibum1970

    What Do You Think is in Phase Two for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge?

    With the ability to raise a coaster car (ex. Opposite of drop track) and proper set pieces, this could create major goosebumps. Especially if they go ahead and play Yoda's theme from Empire at the same time. From where I sit, I don't see coasters going out of style, either. Even 7DMT always...
  8. Skibum1970

    Pre-Trip Why Does My Tooth Hate Disney?

    In October 2014, I had to cancel a November trip to Disney because I found out that I had a cracked tooth, specifically a molar. It was fixed but the cost cancelled the trip. Flash-forward to this week. On the same tooth, I felt what seemed like a chip out of the crown. Now, we have a trip...
  9. Skibum1970

    Question on Rise of the Resistance Planning and MK After Hours

    Thank you for this information. I would love to ride RotR but didn't want to have to get to the park at 6:00 AM or else not secure a boarding group.
  10. Skibum1970

    Question on Rise of the Resistance Planning and MK After Hours

    Agree completely. Doing so for a Christmas Party that was not sold out really changed our tune. That's why I was considering this After Hours party. I think that I will go ahead. It's expensive but cost/ride should actually end up lower or about the same as if we were there all day.
  11. Skibum1970

    Question on Rise of the Resistance Planning and MK After Hours

    1. Rise of the Resistance: We'll be there for the first week of February. What is the best way to tackle Rise? I am wondering how soon the boarding groups will be booked up at that time (ex. If you get there at 10:00 AM, you aren't riding it). 2. After Hours MK: Worth doing? It isn't...
  12. Skibum1970

    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...
  13. Skibum1970

    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...
  14. Skibum1970

    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...
  15. Skibum1970

    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.
  16. Skibum1970

    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.
  17. Skibum1970

    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...
  18. Skibum1970

    Rumor Spaceship Earth Refurb - 2 Year Closure

    Dang it. Stupid fingers can't type.
  19. Skibum1970

    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...
  20. Skibum1970

    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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