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    General Discussion of Tiana's Bayou Adventure

    Maybe I’m underestimating humanity, but I’m not sure the vast majority of people *do* know that there aren’t mountains in a bayou. Anymore so than knowing and being critical of the fact that Georgia wasn’t part of the post Civil War “frontier.”
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    General Discussion of Tiana's Bayou Adventure

    Ah, backstory. 2% of guests will love it and expound about it at every opportunity, to whomever is within earshot. “Do you know that this is built on a salt dome that Tiana bought when …” 2% of guests will roll their eyes at the incongruities and forced nature of the backstory. 96% will have...
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    News New PhotoPass costumes

    Well, it will definitely be hard to miss where they are (which I’m guessing is at least part of the impetus for the change).
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    Rumor - Disney Dining Promo card for 2023 packages? Release tomorrow.

    Meh. Strictly on a dollar basis, this is a maximum of a 33% off offer, but only on the cheapest rooms ($50 credit on a $150/night All Stars standard room, $150 credit on a $441 standard Wilderness Lodge room). Obviously the percentage goes down as the rack room rate goes up (i.e. only 20% off...
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    News Evermore Orlando Resort - new billion-dollar, 10,000-room resort project is coming right next to Walt Disney World

    I may be reading their info wrong, but I was under the impression they were marketing towards the folks who want to rent an AirBNB (meaning renting a larger-type property instead of a hotel room), not people who want to own an AirBNB and then rent out. On their webpage: “Each accommodation is...
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    runDisney pares back complimentary full-day ticket to half-day for volunteers

    Random thoughts: Was it Disney who decided to reduce the benefit from a full day to half day ticket (simply to reduce am crowding, I suppose), or could TrackShack procure these passes from Disney as a part of TrackShack’s compensation agreement, and they are the ones who cut the benefit to...
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    Disney Genie, Genie+ officially introduced along with confirmed details of how it will work

    Let’s hope their servers are ready for the increase in refresh-refresh-refresh traffic.
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    News Park specific pricing will join date based pricing for single day Disney World park tickets

    They already do this. They are just euphemistically called “parties” and “after hours events.” 😉
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    News Disney World Earmarks 80 Acres for Affordable Housing

    An interesting reminder from 30 years ago:
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    News Disney World Earmarks 80 Acres for Affordable Housing

    This is definitely one of the challenges with “affordable housing.” It’s usually defined as something like “can’t spend more than 30% of income on housing, and income has to be <60% of the local average household income.” Around my area, that would mean “affordable housing” would be...
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    Disney’s Fiscal Full Year and Q4 2022 Earnings Results Webcast

    While nowhere near “wow, this is the highest watched streaming show” levels, Andor’s ratings have seemingly improved. And some of the initial “Andor’s ratings suck” narrative came from a study that the author has since walked back...
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    DHS to CBS Skyliner Down on Saturday 10/8/22

    Yes, in my experience, Skyliner is an excellent transportation system … except when it’s not. I’ve had several mid-day park hop plans similarly derailed by Disney’s handling of Skyliner closures due to storms. The apparent ineffectiveness of downtime contingency planning by Disney is surprising...
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    News EPCOT's Harmonious to be replaced with new nighttime spectacular

    Hasn’t it been mentioned that one challenge with drones over World Showcase is the issue of how they get over the water, since they are prohibited from flying over guests’ heads? Now, I assume they could launch and land them from a barge, which would be moved in and out each day. But still a...
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    News Test Track facing extended downtime today at EPCOT - Sep 21 2022

    Definitely a catch 22 for Disney. People are disappointed when ride features are not working. If they close down a ride to fix those features, others are disappointed. Some of this may be of their own making, though. IMO, they have focused so much on the once-in-a-lifetime visitors that they...
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    News Zootpoia and Moana Blue Sky concepts for Disney's Animal Kingdom

    I guess we'll let one of those folks who "overthink" movies explain it:
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    News D23 Expo 2022

    How ironic that they named this presentation “Boundless Future,” and then spent two hours showing how they bound the future of the parks to such a narrow range of IP.
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    "Memorandum of Understanding" Exempt Facilities Report (Health/Accident Issues)

    I wonder what the “exempt facility” definition is, and if it has changed over time. Obviously this list doesn’t report every single incident at the parks, or I’m guessing it would be quite lengthy. But seeing there are entries for other play areas (such as Universal’s “If I Ran the Zoo” and...
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    "Memorandum of Understanding" Exempt Facilities Report (Health/Accident Issues)

    Back in Jan 2007, my son broke his leg on a slide in the Honey I Shrunk the Kids playground. After we headed to guest services, CMs called an ambulance to take him to the hospital. While this list goes back to 2002, our incident does not appear to be reflected in this document. Which is kinda...
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