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    News New Club Cool opens Summer 2021 at EPCOT

    Very much smaller in terms of drink stations. Square footage is probably close. But just 6 drink stations. Ridiculous.
  2. K

    Hoop Dee Doo?

    Also -- the animation team on Lilo 100% modeled Nani & David's work on Luau Cove. I believe they used some of the fire dancers for live-action reference for David's act.
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    News Expose reveals WDC control in online fan community

    That’s mostly true, but when the A-E tickets were in place admission topped out at $8 (1980 just before 1-day passports replaced A-E) That would be about $25 in today’s dollars. The Most popular ticket book would be another $35 including the transportation ticket you mentioned. So $60/day In...
  4. K

    Orlando Becoming East Coast Headquarters for Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products

    My understanding is it will be purpose-built for Disney. And it will be designed with expansion in mind.
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    News The Hall of Presidents opens in August with President Joe Biden

    Random tangental thought: As someone else alluded to, Taft would be more appropriate playing the Cousin Orville role. Now Grover Cleveland or Lyndon Johnson on a swing would be sublime.
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    News Big changes coming to EPCOT's Future World?

    Few people in history understood the psychology of color as well as John Hench.
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    Disney executives have come up with the answer to rock bottom Cast Member morale

    You’re coming across really cold and hard-lined on multiple fronts. Not sure if that’s your intent. A few points: Central Florida is largely a tourism-based economy. There has been some diversification in the past decade or so, but not as much as some would have you believe. Tens of thousands...
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    Living With the Land Boats

    Human nature. Some people’s accounts were exaggerated into horror movie territory (the truth was awful enough). Others want to deny anything that bad can happen at Disney, some just like to sow doubts on anything “official.” I favor keeping a healthy bit of skepticism, as sometimes it leads to...
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    Living With the Land Boats

    I assure you. It was quite real. We covered the story extensively. I was called In to help that night. In addition to witness reports, and where the child was found, I’ve read the autopsy report. Not to be graphic, but there was Definite evidence of gator attack. To get back on topic, the...
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    Living With the Land Boats

    Occupational hazard on my part. Cover a story like that and it sticks with you.
  11. K

    Living With the Land Boats

    A young boy who was pulled under water and drowned by an alligator 5 years ago last month in front of the Grand Floridian. He was wading in the 7 Seas Lagoon while holding his dad’s hand.
  12. K

    Living With the Land Boats

    I’ve never seen them back since Lane Graves died. I‘m local and ride Living nearly every trip to Epcot (which seems to the only park with reservations open last minute)
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    Living With the Land Boats

    I'm a huge fan of live-spieling where it adds something, Kilimanjaro Safaris is the best example, Jungle Cruise the longest-running, and I'll pour one out for Great Movie Ride. But Living With the Land is a much better experience with the recorded narration. I didn't think it would be when I...
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    Horizons vs Mission: Space

    Indeed. By design. But not redunt. Horizons was the thesis statement of Future World, the synthesis of all ideas. Motion was history of transportation with a small peek at the future, SSE - history of communications with small peek at the future, Energy - energy, Land - farming and food, etc...
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    News Walt Disney World to End Temperature Checks

    To compare Oranges to Oranges, as @DCBaker pointed out above, it was 44.5% of older teens and adults on Monday (May 3rd). It was 35.7% on April 28th. So roughly up 8.8% in 5 days. It was 26.8% when the Orange graphic debuted on April 13th. So up 17.7% in 20 days. Unfortunately, vaccinations...
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    News Walt Disney World to End Temperature Checks

    True. That stat is for eligible adults And older teens. Mine is total population. Considering how many young people live here I’m surprised the gap isn’t wider.
  17. K

    News Walt Disney World to End Temperature Checks

    Agreed. imagine If there was some kind of place to show off the Wonders of life science. We’re seeing the frontiers of medicine pushed Thanks to the pandemic.
  18. K

    News Walt Disney World to End Temperature Checks

    As of earlier today, Orange County was a tiny bit shy of 40% having at least one dose. 28% completed both doses (or j&j)
  19. K

    News Walt Disney World to End Temperature Checks

    Perhaps. They have already Had some pop up events for cast members. But AdventHealth’s pediatric division is part of the announcement. It’s big enough to bring in the CEO of the region.
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