Search results

  1. Phonedave

    What is your prediction on when we will see Dining Plans come back?

    It allows WDW to put much higher prices on the menu to make you think you are getting a bargain, and because of this makes cash customers pay higher prices for low quality food. If the DDP was not around, then prices would come down/quality up and people would not have to pass up artificially...
  2. Phonedave

    What is your prediction on when we will see Dining Plans come back?

    I will agree partly. Prices would have gone in that direction, this is WDW after all, but perhaps not as drastically in that direction. DDP throws a wrench into the works when trying to enforce dress codes. If a cash customer shows up, is told there is dress code, and then goes to a QSFB to...
  3. Phonedave

    Top 5 Restaurants at WDW

    Via Napoli Trattoria al Forno Victoria & Albert Chefs de France Monsieur Paul Brown Derby goes on and off the list. California Grill and Artist Point used to be on the list, but that ship has sailed for both of them.
  4. Phonedave

    What is your prediction on when we will see Dining Plans come back?

    i USED to have good meals at WDW, some were even great. I always said WDW dining was expensive, but adjusting for the "captive audience price factor" the food was worth what I was paying. Now, prices have skyrocketed and food quality has gone downhill. It's not bad food, it's just not anything...
  5. Phonedave

    What is your prediction on when we will see Dining Plans come back?

    It is thinking of others. The DDP, more than anything else, and caused dining at WDW to become overpriced, uninventive, mediocre food.
  6. Phonedave

    Hilton Head Island with Social Distancing

    I didn't even look that closely, but I assume it was IAD and not Reagan. I have been in and out of both more than I care to. Neither bother me, but Reagan is smaller and more friendly. Of course my home airport is EWR, which last year was voted the worst airport in the US, and the 17th worst...
  7. Phonedave

    Have you seen Song of the south in its entirety

    It's an aluminum pole .... high strength to weight ratio.
  8. Phonedave

    Have you seen Song of the south in its entirety

    My cousin reminded me of the existence of this Far Side cartoon
  9. Phonedave

    Should WDW open?

    I work from home for a telecom / tech company - I would not call what I do hard work - but thank you.
  10. Phonedave

    Is Disney Losing DVC Members/Contracts due to Covid??

    But that is not guaranteed. Let's say the economy is so bad that when you put your $1 contract on the market, nobody wants it. DVC is not going to come along and buy it either. But, you say, SOMEBODY will want a contract for $1. Maybe, maybe not. Hopefully that time never comes, but there...
  11. Phonedave

    Disney Springs Mask Enforcement

    Or to add to your post - maybe everybody does not get it at once and the health care system is better able to handle those that need it. Maybe some people don't die because healthcare workers are working 90+ hours week and dead on their feet. or Maybe a treatment protocol is developed or...
  12. Phonedave

    Is Disney Losing DVC Members/Contracts due to Covid??

    As was said, you cannot just "return your contact" to Disney. That is how every timeshare I know of works. Once you buy your contact, it's yours and you can't just walk away from it. There is a whole legal business around helping people get out of their timeshare contracts because they are...
  13. Phonedave

    Is Disney Losing DVC Members/Contracts due to Covid??

    DVC can not be sold to more than 100% capacity - breakage requirements. Technical DVC cannot be sold to less than that amount either. By rule, DVC is always at 100% capacity minus the required holdback. IF there are 500,000 total points sold at a resort, then 500,000 total points (plus...
  14. Phonedave

    Hilton Head Island with Social Distancing

    Kind of glad I canceled our trip - we would have been returning today. The fact that they changed my direct flights to a huge layover in DC sealed the deal "We just went in for about twenty minutes because I think ocean water on your skin is gross and it helps get the sand off. " do you not...
  15. Phonedave

    Should WDW open?

    Well that is the thing. If EVERYBODY who did not HAVE to go out to work wore a mask and stayed home as much as possible for lets say 3 weeks, pretty much everybody who has it would know (they would be symptomatic). Then, everything could have opened with masks and social distancing for...
  16. Phonedave

    Should WDW open?

    If only it was that easy. Take a look at all of stories of places where people don't wear masks, and when they are asked to the yell, scream, spit on food, cough on people, or just defiantly go about whatever it is they were doing anyway. I agree with you, people can't be locked away forever...
  17. Phonedave

    Should WDW open?

    The problem is, that cuts both ways. "If you think it's safe and are willing to follow the rules, have at it. If you don't think it's safe or don't want to follow the rules, stay home." Unfortunately, you have people who think it's safe, don't want to follow the rules, show up, and cause...
  18. Phonedave

    Have you seen Song of the south in its entirety

    You and I are around the same age (and apparently both started reading at a very young age). You mention the illustrations in the book you have. Are they black and white illustrations? Is the tar baby depicted as a sort of slumped seated figure with a round head, a round nose, and if I recall...
  19. Phonedave

    DVC reservation and WDW park reservation

    Sort of great. We are going for 4 parks days in December and as of right now have no plans to go in 2021. I'm not buying an AP to use for only 4 days just so I can book a park reservation. (actually buying 5 APs - seeing as the rest of my family would like to come with me)
  20. Phonedave

    DVC Re-Sale Purchase

    As others have said, you can only book at resorts that are not where your points are, at the 7 month window. I used to be in the, buy cheapest (considering purchase and maintenance) camp, up until about 2 or 3 years ago. Since that time, it has become a lot harder to get rooms at the 7 month...
Top Bottom