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  1. hawkfam

    The Miscellaneous Thought Thread

    Speaking of cost-cutting being done by the mouse, here's an article where a reporter finds out Disney/ESPN is using inferior equipment on purpose to broadcast major college football games in 2021. And apparently it's quite obvious that they were doing it and as the reporter noted elsewhere in...
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    News Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Standby Line and Boarding Groups at Disney's Hollywood Studios

    I tested the lobby area of the Swan the morning of and I was getting a wifi speed of about 75 Mbps which seemed decent enough but even just walking back and forth down the halls the speeds would vary some so I was the only one who used wifi and the rest used mobile data and it was a mobile data...
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    News Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Standby Line and Boarding Groups at Disney's Hollywood Studios

    Not sure if anyone else replied but we had 6 people signed into my MDE acct, each on their own phones and then it was fastest finger wins. Which (no surprise) was won by a teenager. All 6 were just outside the lobby in the Swan with one of us on Wi-fi and the rest on cellular. Once one...
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    Zenia Mucha to retire

    And leaving behind a hefty salary.
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    Steakhouse 55 Permanently Closed?

    With Ruth's Chris, Morton's and now Fleming's all so close I have to agree that Disney has to realize they aren't going to win the premier steakhouse game so why not go with a theme no one else can duplicate? No idea what it might be but others are doing steakhouses better for sure and Disney...
  6. hawkfam

    Groceries near Disneyland Hitel

    Yes, in 2017 we had Vons deliver to us at the Grand Cal. Met them at door and showed my ID for the alcohol and would assume it's still the same now and would work the same at the DL Hotel. So much easier to pay the delivery fee and tip than worry about finding transport to a store and doing...
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    Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opening reports and using Boarding Groups at Disneyland

    We're going to WDW in July and while I know that putting SW:GE in DL really changed the look of the park, and probably not for the better, (we were last at DLR in 2018 before it opened) I have to say that for as long as the boarding groups exist it's so much better to have Rise in DL. Much...
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    News Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Standby Line and Boarding Groups at Disney's Hollywood Studios

    Ah, thank you! We're a family of 11 going and we originally started on two different MDE accounts and I've since called and had them all added to mine so that we can try to get the same BG # so I wasn't sure if there was still something going on behind the scenes where it wasn't capturing...
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    News Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Standby Line and Boarding Groups at Disney's Hollywood Studios

    Sorry, as I feel like it's been asked by many others but for some reason I feel like I've either been told or read different things of what to expect when practicing. We have our HS park reservations set for a Sat in July so that's a go. However, when trying to practice and after testing with...
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    The Miscellaneous Thought Thread I remember reading about Disneyland Goes To The World's Fair earlier in the year and had set a reminder to look for it and then thought I just missed it...
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    Grand Floridian to Magic Kingdom Walkway

    Presumably electrical lines for lighting weren't previously run so I'd assume that is another task to add to the list along with the actual installation of light poles.
  12. hawkfam

    Disneyland's Marketing Strategy for 2020??? Because 2019 Was A Mess!

    They also need to fast-track the table service restaurant. It seems like everything up to this point was intended to limit how long people stayed in the land (small cantina, no restaurant, no entertainment/characters, etc). They built the biggest land in any Disney park and then cheapened out...
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    Is new leadership needed at this point?

    I feel like another issue Disney has is that they only seem to build new D & E ticket attractions anymore. I get it, E tickets draw the oohs and aahs, and I know we'd all shame Disney if they aired commercials showing a dinky A or B ticket attraction to try and entice people to visit, but their...
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    Stupid guest behavior at theme parks

    On the Little Mermaid attraction a mother let her 3-4 year old daughter stand on the seat to get a better view in the clam shell next to us. She didn't have her arm around or try supporting her in any other way either. It's bad enough standing up on any ride but on a ride that twists and turns...
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    Rumor BatB Rumor from Screamscape

    Obviously, we all know these sites/blogs/podcasts are out there trying to drive traffic to themselves. The reason they make comments about specific attractions being added is because they can only discuss what's known so we get rumors like this that seem to be shot down pretty easily. It's...
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    News Buzzy’s been stolen?

    I can't understand how people think Disney would hastily remove an animatronic resulting in a mess of wires and everything else we're led to believe about the scene. Disney controls the park. They control the building. If they were concerned something that valuable was at risk they should...
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    News Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser coming to Walt Disney World 2021

    To me, I think Disney's idea of "seamlessly connecting" is going to be something along the lines of skipping the ticket booths and scanners in front of HS and instead being able to go directly to the SW:GE portion of the park. Sort of like the advantage to staying at the Grand Californian and...
  18. hawkfam

    Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway - Disneyland

    So, the first and only ride dedicated to Mickey & Minnie and it's gonna have to close early because of fireworks fallout? Unless they are going to build a long, covered opening from the RR tracks back to this new planned entrance? The location is good in that it seems to minimize any...
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    Future Disney Press Releases That Would Not Surprise You

    Fastpass for every attraction because it works so well at WDW.
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