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Old 07-11-2013, 08:19 PM   #3226
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Excellent grades. Good work.
Thanks I am trying, I appreciate the support.

Good news and more good news. . . I'M EMPLOYED!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very excited. I also will have to postpone my Disney trips, however that is ok too. Why you may ask? Well I want to go back asap, so since I cannot go this year, I think I will go during F&G next year or maybe even my birthday. Also, I can prepare with exact dates for next fall. Very excited. AND, since I am pretty flexible as far as when to schedule my vacation, perhaps I could schedule a trip around the time of my fellow commandos (MaMudduck I had you in mind with this). So 2014 it is
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:27 PM   #3227
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Thanks I am trying, I appreciate the support.

Good news and more good news. . . I'M EMPLOYED!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very excited. I also will have to postpone my Disney trips, however that is ok too. Why you may ask? Well I want to go back asap, so since I cannot go this year, I think I will go during F&G next year or maybe even my birthday. Also, I can prepare with exact dates for next fall. Very excited. AND, since I am pretty flexible as far as when to schedule my vacation, perhaps I could schedule a trip around the time of my fellow commandos (MaMudduck I had you in mind with this). So 2014 it is
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:28 AM   #3228
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Way to go, and congrats on entering the workforce!!!
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:26 PM   #3229
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Back from my 4 day commando training at Busch Gardens & Water Country USA VA, I got to practice high temps & even some rain, I'm ready for 3 weeks from now at WDW
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:27 PM   #3230
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Good news and more good news. . . I'M EMPLOYED!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very excited. I also will have to postpone my Disney trips, however that is ok too. Why you may ask? Well I want to go back asap, so since I cannot go this year, I think I will go during F&G next year or maybe even my birthday. Also, I can prepare with exact dates for next fall. Very excited. AND, since I am pretty flexible as far as when to schedule my vacation, perhaps I could schedule a trip around the time of my fellow commandos (MaMudduck I had you in mind with this). So 2014 it is
Congratulations on landing a job, is it in the field you are going to school for
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Congratulations on landing a job, is it in the field you are going to school for
Well yes, I am actually going for two degrees at the same time. Nursing and Marketing. I know, very different, however one is a trade and the other is a interest. I have enough credits that will transfer to the business program plus an additional semester. So I will either graduate with two degrees at the same time or within a semester of each other.
All in all, I am just happy and blessed to have a job!
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:30 PM   #3232
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With 17 days left before WDW, I have a couple things I'm not to thrilled about

- Refrigerators have been removed from most Resorts rooms, due to a defect, I already called about this since my wife needs to refrigerate medicine, they do have some available to those who need them for medicine, have to call back a few days before check in to see if I can get one

- The whole wristband system with FP+, I want no part of any of it, just hope those that are using it don't interfere too much

Other then that things will hopefully go smooth

I did book The Penguin up close tour at Seaworld today, I think my son will like it
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:30 AM   #3233
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With 17 days left before WDW, I have a couple things I'm not to thrilled about

- Refrigerators have been removed from most Resorts rooms, due to a defect, I already called about this since my wife needs to refrigerate medicine, they do have some available to those who need them for medicine, have to call back a few days before check in to see if I can get one

- The whole wristband system with FP+, I want no part of any of it, just hope those that are using it don't interfere too much

Other then that things will hopefully go smooth

I did book The Penguin up close tour at Seaworld today, I think my son will like it
From what I read, you can still get a KTTW card with the chip in it. I don't like wearing jewelry of any kind (including that wedding band), but even more, hate anything on my wrists. I don't wear watches or even long sleeves, unless it is really cold outside.

I hope we have an option. Let us know.
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:03 AM   #3234
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I'm not that thrilled over the MB's either, simply for the fact that 3 out of the 4 of us are Latex allergic. They are supposed to be hypoallergenic, but you never know. I can understand why they are doing it, but it feels to me of being a little big brother.
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:26 PM   #3235
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I'm not that thrilled over the MB's either, simply for the fact that 3 out of the 4 of us are Latex allergic. They are supposed to be hypoallergenic, but you never know. I can understand why they are doing it, but it feels to me of being a little big brother.
I totally agree Big Brother is watching, But I also feel that you will actually get less done during the day, Most of my rides are done by opportunity, so making a ressie for a FP is not going to work for me

Now if you are one of the guests that take their sweet time getting to a park and the park is already crowed and most of the FP's are already gone, this is a great system, IMO is just something else catered to the Lazy since they would be the ones to complain that they couldn't get on something
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I totally agree Big Brother is watching, But I also feel that you will actually get less done during the day, Most of my rides are done by opportunity, so making a ressie for a FP is not going to work for me

Now if you are one of the guests that take their sweet time getting to a park and the park is already crowed and most of the FP's are already gone, this is a great system, IMO is just something else catered to the Lazy since they would be the ones to complain that they couldn't get on something
I think you're right to a degree. It's obviously in Disney's best interest to improve the overall experience. While we are well versed, we've all seen the people looking at the maps, mispronouncing rides or generally sounding uneducated about Disney Parks. For example, a family I saw in DHS that said they weren't going to wait 90 minutes for TSM and that they'd come back later. SUCKERS! So now Disney is trying to prevent them from bad experiences in hopes they'll be return guests.

With that being said, us Commando types have to figure out the best way to navigate the 'new' way. once that's done, we'll be in great shape. It's just frustrating b\c we have sent so much time planning on how to maximize our fun and now we have to figure out how the new systems will impact us.

We'll be okay. Improvise, adapt, overcome.
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:12 PM   #3237
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I totally agree Big Brother is watching, But I also feel that you will actually get less done during the day, Most of my rides are done by opportunity, so making a ressie for a FP is not going to work for me

Now if you are one of the guests that take their sweet time getting to a park and the park is already crowed and most of the FP's are already gone, this is a great system, IMO is just something else catered to the Lazy since they would be the ones to complain that they couldn't get on something


It is definitely Big Brother and I want no part of it either. I actually believe that this is Disney's reasoning more so than customer satisfaction. No, most people are not Disney afficianado's, however more customers (new and old) complain about reservations. It just seems like another way to know what's going on in their parks and track our habits.
I am updating my PTR. I have decided on when to go back to WDW. May 2014 and Nov 2014 Have a great trip Commander, can't wait to hear all about it. I will probably be around here more consistently after this month. I won't be here as often, but more consistent at least.
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There's good big brother and bad big brother. Knowing customer habits isn't a bed thing. I'm hoping whatever metrics they get from the Magic+ efforts can be used to improve our experience.
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Old 07-20-2013, 03:27 PM   #3239
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We'll just have to disagree on that. I don't need any businesses having detailed information on me which they could capitalize on. General consumer info is one thing, but my travel patterns, spending habits, tastes, etc. That's a bit much IMHO. I just want a good ol vacation, that's all.
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As someone who's been a victim of ID theft twice (once for over $350,000), and had my email account hacked over the years I guard my personal information very carefully. Even on the net I'm very careful as to whom I give my personal info to. I don't like the idea of being "tracked" when it comes to my dislikes and likes. These are things I avoid being tracked on a regular basis, hence no airmiles card, and keep my points cards down to a minimum. To me it's too much an invasion of personal private information for Disney's benefit. But that's just my opinion.
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