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Old 11-26-2012, 12:03 PM   #1
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I've heard it all.....

Hi, all. This is my first post even though I've gotten a great deal of info from this site for the past couple of years. I normally just read and follow along, but we just got back from Thanksgiving in loop 1700 and had to let you all know how people never cease to amaze.
On Thanksgiving afternoon, while chatting up one of the great cast members that cart around and clean up, he said that he had just gotten through with putting EXTRA PINE NEEDLES on a site whose campers were due to check in. He said that there are individuals that DEMAND at least four inches of pine needles when they arrive. I'd love to meet these people.
I'm all into "the magic", but come on!
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:19 PM   #2
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Bwahahaha....now thats roughing it.

Extra pine needles with a side of memory foam please!
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:10 PM   #3
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KodiakKort nice to have you as a poster and not just a reader.

It sounds like that is "above and beyond" for customer service by the Fort CM's but it's funny what some people will ask for.

How was your Thanksgiving stay at the Fort? I suppose it was crowded. The weather was supposed to have been nice.

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Old 11-26-2012, 07:53 PM   #4
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I'll have a layer of saw briars and poison ivy if you don't mind...
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:58 PM   #5
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Wonder why Disney would even consider meeting such a crazy request??? I'll never think we're strange again! LOL
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:02 PM   #6
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We arrive at the Fort tomorrow noon - now I just wonder what special thing we could request??

By now, nothing should surprise me -
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:44 PM   #7
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Well then. Now that is some request. LOL
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:32 PM   #8
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Thanks, Bama Ed.
Weather was great. No sweating, no freezing. Crowds were just as expected. Only did Epcot on Saturday and the wait for Living with the Land was 30min at 9:45am. I've never seen it NOT a walk on.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:10 PM   #9
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Welcome to the world of conversing as opposed to "lurking." Trust me, you'll never go back...

Next time any of us hear someone complaining about Disney no longer being "magic", I suggest we tell them about this story! If extra pine needles on demand ain't magic, I don't know what is!

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Old 11-27-2012, 04:38 PM   #10
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I'm a Mainah who transplanted to Florida three and a half years ago.

I think I might just call and add this request to our Christmas weekend ressie... that way we can feel like we're vacationing in Maine.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:29 AM   #11
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They may have a dog and the extra thick layer keeps the dirt off his/her paws and in turn out of the camper/motor home. Might even keep him/her out of the wooded areas... I suspect there is a specific reason over just being high maintenance.
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