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Trip Report So I guess Disney thinks Canadians do not celebrate Christmas?? A Max Trip Report- COMPLETED

amjt660

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They really screwed up your tickets/magic bands. I feel for you.
At least I could understand how it happened.
They just did not explain it very well when they handed him his ticket card
They did not want to give him an extra day so they only put 3 days on his band and 1 on the card
But he used up one of the band tickets later

The beard works...that is all.
Concise and to the point

I may end up getting a RAV4 in a couple of years! I remember you commenting on them when I rented one and complained about not being able to figure out the radio :hilarious: I'm sure if I bought one, the dealership could help me figure it out. ha! Very neat that you have the first and last Corolla's made there on display.
You should buy a RAV - see @Tony the Tigger post - he is not a fan of the new look

Just to note that this is the first and last Corolla from our plant - they are still being made and sold


Ugh I despise playoff beards (no offence of course :hilarious:) Something I have to look forward to in the coming months GoJetsGo
No offence at all - I am not sold on it and Tricia/Cassie are a definite "no"
Hope the Jets get even further this year for your sake

I come from a very strict Toyota family. My mom bought a brand new 98 Corolla back in 1998. 14 years and 347,863 miles later (that thing lasted forever and was still going strong), she decided it was time to retire the Corolla and get a new Camry.
All of the 98 Corollas sold in the Eastern US came from our plant - the West coast production came from a plant called NUMMI in Freemount California - which is now a Tesla plant.
So if you live Mid-East coast you probably drove a Corolla built in my facility!!

I've Driven a RAV4 for nearly 10 years and love it! Will be upgrading to the new model too. Toyota is great, the car's last such a long time.
We have 3 Assembly shops (biggest Toyota plant in North America - last year was half a million vehicles)
One has been making RAV4 since 2008 so you might have a Canadian built vehicle
They already switched over to the new version in November last year.

Our line has been doing Corolla and as of today starting to also make RAV4 as well (it is very popular)
The third shop makes the Lexus RX350

Glad to hear you are thinking about buying the new one - PM me if you do!!

Beard suits you Max 👍
I know it looks ok/good - I just am having a hard time getting used to it and the girls are not fans so.....

Correct! One and done for us, too.
Another unsastified customer I see

Maybe you can fix the new grille.
Boo hiss, back to the Test Track.
(I’ve got 34 months left on this lease, maybe you can get them to fix it by then?)
The more "aggressive " grille is by far the biggest change in this generation of the RAV
I think they are trying to attract more buyers and hoping not to turn off the current base.
I actually saw the clay model in Japan and spoke to the Chief Designer and we talked mostly about the grill appearance and the expected results.

34 months is possible - The normal life cycle is 5-6 years with a mid model refresh. So the sheet metal stays the same for the entire cycle but the front and rear "mask" ( bumper, grill, head and tail lights) goes through a change at the mid point
But do not expect a huge change if it is selling well!!

Wow, Max. Sad to see the Corolla go.
Just to be clear the Corolla is only leaving us in Canada - We have a plant in Mississippi that will soon be bringing out a new version of the Corolla
I love the backside (hee!) of the new RAV4-very sleek. The front looks more like the Highlander.
Baby got back??

You got to accept the white in the beard.... I did :D
If I was keeping it I would accept it

Max
 

amjt660

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Last Photo Pass pics from the trip - AK Dec 27

Dinosaur
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Throwback pic ( great facial expressions from all)
If you cannot tell Cassie is beside Tricia and Steph is beside me
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Max
 

amjt660

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At the airport
We normally do not stop on the way in so I decided to take a few pics on the way out

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TOT is the icon for the studios now

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Throwback time again !! - The big a$$ hat was the icon in this shot and the earful tower was before.

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Shane is a big Spiderman fan so if we return a trip to USF will be in order

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For all the great teachers out there on the boards!!

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And then Stitch wanted to get involved
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Max
 
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sdemore

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My son fortunately must have been driving one of your Corollas last week. Drove a 2019 as a rental car while his truck was in the shop. Had a major accident during one of the snow storms and hit ice. Slid into a telephone pole and flipped over. Had to be pried out by first responders-God bless them- and walked away with a sprained thumb! He said it was like being in a bubble with all the airbags that surrounded him. His next vehicle is going to be a Corolla. Thank you for building them so well. His mother is eternally grateful!!! (It is still hard for me now to tell about it!)
 

amjt660

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My son fortunately must have been driving one of your Corollas last week. Drove a 2019 as a rental car while his truck was in the shop. Had a major accident during one of the snow storms and hit ice. Slid into a telephone pole and flipped over. Had to be pried out by first responders-God bless them- and walked away with a sprained thumb! He said it was like being in a bubble with all the airbags that surrounded him. His next vehicle is going to be a Corolla. Thank you for building them so well. His mother is eternally grateful!!! (It is still hard for me now to tell about it!)
I am so glad that your son is okay and thank you so much for sharing

Max
 

amjt660

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Day 7 cont’d
Stitch’s last hurrah!!
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We went healthy for lunch ( just Shane and I) the others actually did try to eat healthy
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Shane trying to assemble the toy that came with my happy meal
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First flight was delayed by approx 45 min but our plane finally made it
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Sad faces on the way home
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Just barely made our second flight in Baltimore

The rest is standard stuff
Landed in Buffalo, picked up luggage and drove home to Canada
No troubles at the border and home safe and sound

I will do a wrap up post soon

Max
 

amjt660

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On a very positive note ...

After a few emails back and forth Disney has determined that I was not at fault for the “experience “ at DAK

They have made an offer and I have accepted it to reconcile the situation

I will not go into the details but please know that I am pleased with the outcome

Thank you for all your support and well wishes along the way

Without your encouragement I would have probably Not seen it through

Max
 

Rista1313

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On a very positive note ...

After a few emails back and forth Disney has determined that I was not at fault for the “experience “ at DAK

They have made an offer and I have accepted it to reconcile the situation

I will not go into the details but please know that I am pleased with the outcome

Thank you for all your support and well wishes along the way

Without your encouragement I would have probably Not seen it through

Max
So glad they made it right for you!
 

DisneyGigi

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On a very positive note ...

After a few emails back and forth Disney has determined that I was not at fault for the “experience “ at DAK

They have made an offer and I have accepted it to reconcile the situation

I will not go into the details but please know that I am pleased with the outcome

Thank you for all your support and well wishes along the way

Without your encouragement I would have probably Not seen it through

Max
So glad that they made it right for you Max! I had a very good feeling that they would, sometimes it just takes someone on up the totem pole to get that done. :)

Awesome report as always, looking forward to your wrap up post.
It was also very neat to get to interact with the rest of the crew, this report.
 

Krl2791

Active Member
On a very positive note ...

After a few emails back and forth Disney has determined that I was not at fault for the “experience “ at DAK

They have made an offer and I have accepted it to reconcile the situation

I will not go into the details but please know that I am pleased with the outcome

Thank you for all your support and well wishes along the way

Without your encouragement I would have probably Not seen it through

Max
YAY! I am so happy to hear this! Thank you for letting us know. It is encouraging that someone was able to listen and realize you were not at fault! :)
 

ELeigh

Well-Known Member
On a very positive note ...

After a few emails back and forth Disney has determined that I was not at fault for the “experience “ at DAK

They have made an offer and I have accepted it to reconcile the situation

I will not go into the details but please know that I am pleased with the outcome

Thank you for all your support and well wishes along the way

Without your encouragement I would have probably Not seen it through

Max
Glad that they were able to make things right! Sad to see the end of the TR but it looks like it was a great family trip despite the mix ups.
 
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