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  1. Simba’s Mom

    Redo dinoland

    I think I'm the only one who likes Dinoland. It looks like the type of place that Clark Griswold would take his family on the way to Wally World. And since that's my favorite movie (I've got so much of it memorized now), I love it.
  2. Simba’s Mom

    What is YOUR WDW Decade?

    Like many others I voted for 1991-2001. Some reasons are the Magic Kingdom Skyway (until 1995), 2 of my favorite rides opened in the 90s-Splash Mountain and Test Track. And I remember eating lunch in Cinderella's Castle without characters in the 90s.
  3. Simba’s Mom

    Musicals (Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Others)

    That's potentially really good news. For one thing, DS works at a restaurant near Broadway that's really dependent on the people going to Broadway shows. And many of his friends are musicians in the pit of Broadway shows. All are currently out of work.
  4. Simba’s Mom

    You went to WDW and you ate WHAT?

    It's actually even better without the chicken. And when I got the bill and discovered they had charged me $6 less for not having chicken, thus making the price competitive with a QS salad, it seemed to taste even better! I also enjoy the salad with blue cheese crumbles in it at Cape May.
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    Riding a ride that broke down?

    Not me, but DH and DS. A few months after Tower of Terror opened, in 1994, they were on the elevator, went up to the top where the doors opened then closed then dropped down about 3 feet. There the elevator stopped. After waiting about 30 seconds, a voice came over the intercom that the ride...
  6. Simba’s Mom

    Will ANYTHING ever happen to Discovery Island?

    Since it's been closed so long and probably is being used as a nesting place/rookery for birds, tc., I just figured that Disney gave up on the idea of developing it and decided to leave it as a wildlife sanctuary.
  7. Simba’s Mom

    Updated list of cruise line shut-downs

    I know crew members on Princess who are between contracts, should have been home weeks ago, but are still in transit. Apparently, the US ports don't want to take them, then the US airlines don't want them on public planes. I wonder what the staffing will be like when Princess first starts up...
  8. Simba’s Mom

    Worth the hype? Snack Edition

    Overrated-Grapefruit cake at the Brown Derby. I was so underwhelmed that after I took a bite I said out loud, "This is IT?" The server laughed and said "Yeah, I don't get all the love either!" We agreed that it was OK, but not a big favorite. Another overrated snack is the rice cream in Norway.
  9. Simba’s Mom

    what are you binge watching during a quarantine?

    I learned what "binge watching" is, for one thing. Unbeknownst to us, we had Amazon Prime Video (apparently it came when we joined Amazon Prime). So I've been binge watching Making the Cut What Not to Wear Supermarket Sweep (a game show I used to love) Carol Burnett Show And I'm sure I'll be...
  10. Simba’s Mom

    WDW Reopening Estimates

    Yes, except when I'm in my yard, or alone in my car. We have to in our county.
  11. Simba’s Mom

    Masks at WDW

    Yes, it's unpleasant. My glasses fog up also. But we live in an area of the country that's hotter and more humid than Orlando. It's regularly a "feels like" temperature of over 100 degrees in April. However, masks are required in our area, and I'll quite willingly wear one.
  12. Simba’s Mom

    YOUR FAVORITE (non family member) PHOTO(s)

    It just shows a CM's genuine love for her job.
  13. Simba’s Mom

    WDW Reopening Estimates

    Just had to mention that that excuse doesn't hold water with me. We live in an area with an average temp higher than Orlando, and relative humidity 73 percent (yes, we're the third most humid in the US, way beyond Orlando). Yet, no one hesitated to require masks here.
  14. Simba’s Mom

    What is your "Getaway" spot at the Parks?

    Actually, I've found a couple very restful places in AK. One was in the picture I posted. Take the path just past Pizzafari, that threads around the Tree of Life. There's a tunnel under a waterfall part way along the path (I admit that I'm not sure what effect the falling branches from ToL...
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    What is your "Getaway" spot at the Parks?

    Is this to the right or to the left as you cross the bridge? There's gorillas on both sides. I love watching the "bachelor gorillas" on the left. They remind me so much of the middle school boys I used to teach-one day one of the gorillas had a blanket that he loved. He'd carefully spread it...
  16. Simba’s Mom

    Any truth in this

    This question is exactly why I'm not comfortable with going to WDW when it reopens, until I hear about how all this is being handled. I do remember Disney encouraging everyone to "fill in all available space", stand more closely together on buses, etc. I've already rescheduled my September...
  17. Simba’s Mom

    Pictures of the Disney Inn?

    I always wondered if you could dine over there while staying at WDW? Does anyone know? Can you call and make reservations at Mangionos (or whatever the fine dining is called)? Eat at the QS place? And if so, is there bus transportation, or do you need to drive? It's very common for us to...
  18. Simba’s Mom

    DVC Buses for AKL

    Frankly, I'm considering going over to Kidani (on my ECV) so that I can be at the first bus stop. I much prefer Jambo to Kidani, but I don't like the idea of being the second bus stop. I remember staying at BCV, and since many buses were shared with YC, and we were the second stop, I often had...
  19. Simba’s Mom

    New line etiquette?

    That's exactly my fear also. As someone mentioned here previously, I can't help but wonder if WDW will institute the "every other seat" rule, modify or even eliminate buffets for a while in restaurants, during the first weeks it's reopened.
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