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Old 06-16-2013, 09:24 PM   #3196
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I like the backlot express and hate to see it gone, but like many others, attractions come and go. Don't hear much about avatarland anymore. WDW had added another value resort and another DVC resort, with only fantasyland expansion. It is about time they add on some more at the parks.

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I have heard that the Poly is getting DVC also they are even supposed to be building some (hut type) villas on the beach
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:37 AM   #3197
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I have heard that the Poly is getting DVC also they are even supposed to be building some (hut type) villas on the beach
That's the rumor. There is no guarantee that those will be for the DVC inventory, but from what I've learned from these boards, Fl timeshare laws require an existing amount of inventory to exist before sales can be made. Which, for example, may be why there are DVC rooms at the Ak Jambo house. I would like to see some form of direct transportation from AKL to AK theme park - walkway, ski lift, zip line.

GF and Poly are expected to sale super fast. And, while I would want to stay at both, I probably won't buy points there as I would just add on more at BLT first thru the resale market.
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:51 PM   #3198
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DW and I just wrapped up a discussion on our touring planning. We both agreed to do a bit more casual touring plan for each park going clockwise around the park and try not to back track too much. We figure going full blown commando would just frustrate the kiddos and make for a less than magical experience. Plus by doing multiple days at MK we can hit things we miss on day 1 later. And we can go full blown commando next time after Star Wars Land is finished. DW even said we could take the kids in early December for that trip.
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:41 PM   #3199
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DW and I just wrapped up a discussion on our touring planning. We both agreed to do a bit more casual touring plan for each park going clockwise around the park and try not to back track too much. We figure going full blown commando would just frustrate the kiddos and make for a less than magical experience. Plus by doing multiple days at MK we can hit things we miss on day 1 later. And we can go full blown commando next time after Star Wars Land is finished. DW even said we could take the kids in early December for that trip.
Clockwise is the way to go, IMO you make better time, as far as you and your wife deciding to take it at a more causal pace , sounds nice but you really don't have much say with twin 4yr olds you are no match, if they want to do something chances are good you will be doing it when they want to, ever go on Jungle Cruise 7 times in one day, just keep a open mind with young kids you never know what you will encounter
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:45 AM   #3200
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DW and I just wrapped up a discussion on our touring planning. We both agreed to do a bit more casual touring plan for each park going clockwise around the park and try not to back track too much. We figure going full blown commando would just frustrate the kiddos and make for a less than magical experience. Plus by doing multiple days at MK we can hit things we miss on day 1 later. And we can go full blown commando next time after Star Wars Land is finished. DW even said we could take the kids in early December for that trip.
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Clockwise is the way to go, IMO you make better time, as far as you and your wife deciding to take it at a more causal pace , sounds nice but you really don't have much say with twin 4yr olds you are no match, if they want to do something chances are good you will be doing it when they want to, ever go on Jungle Cruise 7 times in one day, just keep a open mind with young kids you never know what you will encounter
I think I go with an it depends on this one.

We've done MK the most of all the parks, so it depends on what we want to do. Also, it depends on whether or not we are doing MK twice or with a MNSSHP in the same week. Going clockwise gets Tomorrowland, with Space Mountain and Astro Orbiter as my must dos. They also can have really long stand by lines. But, to counter my own argument, Astro Orbiter is way more cool at night. Counterclockwise gets you the Jungle Cruise, POTC, and keep on walking to Splash Mountain and BTMRR. Two big rides early in AM with later long lines, but I don't want to get wet from Splash Mountain that early in AM. This strategy was great when one could hoard FPs. If you have a breakfast ADR at CRT, then one might start in Fantasyland. We have done that several times as well, and this will be our first trip to MK with the new expansion, so a new strategy may arise. It is good to have these type of problems to figure out.

With Epcot, it depends on what side of the park you enter, but we usually do Soarin first.

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Old 06-19-2013, 01:14 PM   #3201
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I think I go with an it depends on this one.

We've done MK the most of all the parks, so it depends on what we want to do. Also, it depends on whether or not we are doing MK twice or with a MNSSHP in the same week. Going clockwise gets Tomorrowland, with Space Mountain and Astro Orbiter as my must dos. They also can have really long stand by lines. But, to counter my own argument, Astro Orbiter is way more cool at night. Counterclockwise gets you the Jungle Cruise, POTC, and keep on walking to Splash Mountain and BTMRR. Two big rides early in AM with later long lines, but I don't want to get wet from Splash Mountain that early in AM. This strategy was great when one could hoard FPs. If you have a breakfast ADR at CRT, then one might start in Fantasyland. We have done that several times as well, and this will be our first trip to MK with the new expansion, so a new strategy may arise. It is good to have these type of problems to figure out.

With Epcot, it depends on what side of the park you enter, but we usually do Soarin first.

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The ole clockwise, counterclock theory also depends on where your starting point is, if you are at the hub that would be 6 o'clock so clockwise would bring you to the Frontier Land side, if you are in Fantasy Land 12 o'clock, then Tomorrow land would be next, once again it would all depend on starting point

You could also go with the left, right or straight theory, but it's pretty much the same thing

I agree with Norm that Splash Mountain is not such a great morning ride
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:49 PM   #3202
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The ole clockwise, counterclock theory also depends on where your starting point is, if you are at the hub that would be 6 o'clock so clockwise would bring you to the Frontier Land side, if you are in Fantasy Land 12 o'clock, then Tomorrow land would be next, once again it would all depend on starting point

You could also go with the left, right or straight theory, but it's pretty much the same thing

I agree with Norm that Splash Mountain is not such a great morning ride
Yeah, I got my clockwise and counterclockwise confused. Don't confuse me - left or right is easier.

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I'm kinda excited about the new root beer slush at Pecos Bill's that you can get in a souvenir boot promoting The Lone Ranger, I'm always looking for something refreshing on a hot summer day
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This year I think we will hit CoP, my son has never been on it (and he likes Spaceship Earth) so we will see, but for some reason that song "This is the time" from CoP has been stuck in my head
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This year I think we will hit CoP, my son has never been on it (and he likes Spaceship Earth) so we will see, but for some reason that song "This is the time" from CoP has been stuck in my head
CoP is a fun attraction, but not one of my must dos. Last year, I wondered why we hadn't been on it in so many years. After we walked in, I remembered - it's the smell. Still, they didn't remember it, so it was fun having them do a "new" ride.
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CoP is a fun attraction, but not one of my must dos. Last year, I wondered why we hadn't been on it in so many years. After we walked in, I remembered - it's the smell. Still, they didn't remember it, so it was fun having them do a "new" ride.
I almost forgot about that musky smell , my son has never been on it, my main reason that we skip it is because everything they talk about is pretty much outdated, Most of us have experienced a lot of the things in CoP, but I wonder if a 8yr old would find it interesting since almost everything is far more advanced now, Guess I'll find out
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I almost forgot about that musky smell , my son has never been on it, my main reason that we skip it is because everything they talk about is pretty much outdated, Most of us have experienced a lot of the things in CoP, but I wonder if a 8yr old would find it interesting since almost everything is far more advanced now, Guess I'll find out
Mine were 10 & 8 and they enjoyed it. Now, it wasn't their highlight of the trip, but they did talk about it briefly after we exited it before the next one. I always enjoy the futuristic stuff. I'm hoping for no terminator or matrix futures, but fliying cars should be here in 2 more years (Back to the future).
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We went the other day to see Monster University, during the previews I got excited seeing Planes is being released while we will be at WDW, Why my excitement, since it seems in the past WDW usually does something special for a movie about to be released, I might have some kind of a chance of being a part of it. my luck they will do something the week before, but you never know
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Hey Commandos, busy with this semester at school and planning for next semester. How is everyone? Hope all is well. I need to go back and read later on to catch up. Still planning this November trip, unfortunately I am unable to start my TR from May though, hopefully I can do it next month. Any new Disney news?
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Hey Commandos, busy with this semester at school and planning for next semester. How is everyone? Hope all is well. I need to go back and read later on to catch up. Still planning this November trip, unfortunately I am unable to start my TR from May though, hopefully I can do it next month. Any new Disney news?
Hope your doing well in school, Nothing major lately in Disney news a few rumors, and small things, I have 38 more days hope some good Limited Time Only things are in the works
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