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Old 04-14-2009, 12:18 PM   #226
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Wonderful post, Tara922c!
I totally agree! Thanks for posting that!
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:49 PM   #227
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gk90 Thanks for sharing the thread with the Beverly faces. It gave me a good chuckle. I so love to watch people in new situations.
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Old 04-14-2009, 02:42 PM   #228
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Tara922c very nice tips indeed. Thank you.
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:22 PM   #229
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Nope... the real baobob tree is on the left in front of Kusafari Bakery (if you are looking at safaris). It has a painted white trunk.

The tree on your right, with the gourds hanging down is a sausage tree (Kigelia). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sausage_tree
Some of the dried gourds actually hang on the Pangani Forest Tail where the meerkats are.

My Cast Member Tip:

Do Not Try to See Everything In One Trip. It will not be fun and you will run yourself dead.

Thank you for the info!
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Old 04-14-2009, 04:02 PM   #230
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but in our society we go to the right because that is how we drive, not because we are right hand dominant. My understanding is in England, people automaticly turn left, because they drive on the left hand side of the road. The same applies with turning right more than left. If one turns left here, they have to cross a line of traffic. In a chase situation it could be quite hazzardous. So, since we are used to keeping to the right, thats what we do, whether driving, or lining up for lunch.
PamPam, I am from England and have been reading these posts thinking " well I always left not right" this proving your thoughts are probably correct
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Old 04-14-2009, 04:10 PM   #231
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When do you think crowds are the absolute lowest?
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:03 PM   #232
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Tara922c very nice tips indeed. Thank you.
You are very welcome!!!
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:56 PM   #233
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Set your budget
. . . then, double it
. . . then divide by three
. . . then, multiply by six
. . . then add three
. . . then throw away the budget
This is so so very true!
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:36 AM   #234
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Ditch the schedule.

I've seen so many people rushing to get here or there and have heard people talking about how we have to get on this so we can get to that.

We have had excellent experiences with CM's and charactors because we simply slow down a little and enjoyed the park.
Unfortunately some of us can't go to WDW very often , so we have to follow some form of a schedule if we want to get what we consider our money's worth. Don't get me wrong, I don't go all "commando", but I do have a plan and try to stick to it, as long as the family is okay with it!(my family & me!)
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Old 04-15-2009, 06:17 AM   #235
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I am a former CM and I have a tip regarding Lecellier Steakhouse @ Epcot. If you are unable to get an ADR for Lunch or Dinner. Try going right at 11:30 for lunch as that is the best time to try for a Walkin. For dinner it would be right at 4:00. It's not always a guarantee that they will be doing walkins but it is your best chance!!!
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:30 AM   #236
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A CM's note to parents (meant with love):

Try to remember why you came. I can imagine it was for your kids.
If your kid doesn't want to ride something, don't make them.
If your kid doesn't want to see a character, don't do make them.
(remember, if it was really YOU that wanted to ride the ride, or see the character there's a wonderful rider swap program and NO CM is going to turn away an adult wanting their pic or autograph with a character! )
And if their tired and cranky, rest a spell.

I am always sad to see all the parents yelling at their kids. Or seeing the overstretched and tired kid screaming in their stoller. Now, I know it can get hot and frustrating and things can go wrong and sometimes parents just snap (I'm a mom too) but I think when it all comes down to it then your kids having a good time and being happy should be alot more important than cramming every ride in a day.

I know sometimes it's a guests only time, or they don't get to come all the time, but I would think a vacation where everyone is happy and not stressed and got to ride a few rides would make the better memories than the one where every ride got ridden and everyone got ran ragged because of it.


I know ALOT of money goes in to a Disney vacation but I would rather pay for QUALITY not QUANTITY.


To parents and everyone else:

Disney is rich with "the little things", small activities you can do throughout the day to take a mini break and relax.

Go get a Dole whip in Adventureland. (YUM)

Eat lunch at Casy's or an ice cream cone at the parlor and sit at one of the outside tables, there's nothing like eating lunch or an ice cream while relaxing with a beautiful view of the castle.

Do Story time with Belle.

Visit Club Cool at Epcot.

Walk through the rose gardens to get to World Showcase instead of the main bridge.

Eat lunch at Flame Tree BBQ, they have one of the best outdoor seating areas on property. Sit and enjoy your lunch with a magnificent view of Expedition Everest.

American Idle Experience is a great air conditioned break with entertainment.
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:34 AM   #237
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Oh and maybe I should throw in:

If you see a CM walking with a small white piece of paper. Leave them alone. lol.
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:41 AM   #238
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Oh and maybe I should throw in:

If you see a CM walking with a small white piece of paper. Leave them alone. lol.
Okay, now you have my curiosity peeked........ what is the small white piece of paper?
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:48 AM   #239
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Oh and maybe I should throw in:

If you see a CM walking with a small white piece of paper. Leave them alone. lol.
I am curious too!
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:58 AM   #240
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I think it means they are on break.
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