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  1. Elfinko

    What's deflated your WDW enthusiasm the most: Pandemic or Genie+

    Yeah, Genie+ definitely killed it for us. Creating an 'optional' paid service, that is not really going to be optional if you want to enjoy your stay is an epic eye-roll. Now, we'll have to pay up for Genie+ or use the DAS for our son and that's just an entire other process. As if families with...
  2. Elfinko

    If Disney wants to "lower Attendance" then Build a 5th Park..

    Given the rising costs of construction (and pretty much everything else) and the workforce shortages, this isn't happening anytime soon.
  3. Elfinko

    Was Disney World better years ago? Your thoughts.

    I've only been going to WDW since 2014 and it's only gotten more chaotic and more expensive with every trip. We haven't been there since 2018, because our 2020 trip was cancelled.
  4. Elfinko

    What would it take for you to NOT go back?

    Well....that aged well. At least we got to visit a few times. Was nice while it lasted and was kind of affordable.
  5. Elfinko

    What would it take for you to NOT go back?

    If fastpass never returns. Neither will we. The crowd levels need to chill out as well. Just can't do the crazily overcrowded thing having a family member with an ASD.
  6. Elfinko

    Disney Labor Shortage

    The $300 'handout' (which, by the way, is just your tax dollar being given back to you), is a moot point. Why would you want to employ that type of person in the first place?
  7. Elfinko

    Disney Labor Shortage

    You ever think of quitting that dead-end job to do something meaningful with your life, but you just cant manage to take the leap? Well, Covid pushed a lot of those people off that proverbial cliff via job losses, family deaths, pure fear or simple YOLO. Those people are not coming back. Many...
  8. Elfinko

    Changes in the last 2 years that burn your britches

    I'm going to miss the Epcot fountain the most. Rivers of Light changes, then cancellation....don't get me started.
  9. Elfinko

    Motion Sickness - How Do You Prepare / Prevent it?

    My girlfriend just won't do those rides because of the motion sickness. I kinda tricked her into Everest (she now calls it Neverest). She won't even go on Soarin'. Plenty of slow rides for her to ride though.
  10. Elfinko

    Streaming The Magic - Facebook Page

    Got people pulling in millions to stream video games on line. Not sure why this would exactly shock anyone. It's not particularly easy to build a solid viewership that turns a profit doing these things.
  11. Elfinko

    Rivers of Light closing

    Thankfully, I saw it before Disney neutered it. It was a great show at one time. There are some good HD videos of the original show on Youtube.
  12. Elfinko

    In what ways will COVID-19 change how you vacation at Disney?

    If I'm being direct. It won't affect how I vacation at Disney World, because we will not be going to Disney World until a vaccine is available or Florida gets their collective heads out of their ***.
  13. Elfinko

    Should WDW open?

    This. There are lots of rules, but very little accountability occurring. I honestly don't even know what mechanism is being used to enforce the rules here in Pennsylvania. Local law enforcement wants nothing to do with it, that's for sure.
  14. Elfinko

    IS THIS THE NEW DISNEY?

    I have a feeling we're all going to have different interpretations of the word 'manageable' when it comes to queue times.
  15. Elfinko

    Disney Springs testing new no-stop security scanner for new entry screening when the parks reopen

    God, I hope this works. As awful as this situation has been, some of the amazing innovations and tech coming as a result, are very welcome.
  16. Elfinko

    Do you really want to return quickly?

    Asked our agent to reschedule for September. We had a trip planned mid-April.
  17. Elfinko

    Disney will be open on April 1st of 2020???

    Just asked our travel agent to push our vacation out to late September once WDW announces April closings. We were booked 4/19 thru 4/26. No way WDW is open in April. Even our local amusement park pushed their opening day till mid-May.
  18. Elfinko

    Splash Mountain...don't want to get soaked

    We watched group after group get off Kali bone dry. Of course, our group came off like a bunch of drowned rats. Like...***. 😂
  19. Elfinko

    Splash Mountain...don't want to get soaked

    I've only gotten wet on Splash once. Ironically, it wasn't at the end. Our boat get drenched on the way into the ride by another boat that came down the drop on our right. :rolleyes:
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