Gem Mining at the Fort

tltay2005

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@tltay2005 if you happen to get to the fort before I do (and you will), would love to see photos of the bags they are selling.

My first glance at one of these money grabbing rackets is "well that's kind of cheesy" and now I'm like "Bags people! Post the bags?"
Teamubr will beat me, we don't go until Halloween, but I am also looking forward to seeing the bags and the prices.
 
  • DisneyMommyMichelle

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    @tltay2005 if you happen to get to the fort before I do (and you will), would love to see photos of the bags they are selling.

    My first glance at one of these money grabbing rackets is "well that's kind of cheesy" and now I'm like "Bags people! Post the bags?"
    Agreed, I too want to see the bags. I have googled like crazy and even on pinterest and can't get anything to show. With the prices being from 5- 28.00 for 3 different sized bags, I really want to see what they are like before our kids are set free with Magic Bands! LOL
     

    DisneyMommyMichelle

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    Thank you, Jim.



    @DisneyMommyMichelle you set your children loose with charging privileges? Girl, you so crazy!

    I allowed that for my oldest one time. She lost those privileges by 2pm the first day. And she was 19.

    Hahaha, our kids learned the hard way the first year. We have 3 and they each have X amount to spend the entire trip and then their band gets turned off. Every night we request the print out and highlight each selection that was done on each band. They add up their own total and subtract it from their trip total.

    The first year, 2 of our kids spent all of their money by day 2 and our third kid was a celebrity in their eyes as they tried to convince him to buy them stuff! LOL! Ever since that year they have budgeted so well, we've had to cash them out at the end of the trip. Our youngest always makes sure he has enough for a Mickey Pants ice cream sundae and now we have far too many of those pants! LOL
     
  • chartle

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    Does anyone have any word as to why this was removed? I am seeing rumors it was due to budget but that seems really odd? TIA!
    I can't imagine why. Its like pure profit. :rolleyes1

    ETA: Wonder if it wasn't popular because some thought it over priced even for Disney. :)
     

    Teamubr

    Formerly racing around the country.
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    I didn't realize it was removed. I wonder if it is/was a seasonal thing. Our local KOA has one almost identical to the one at the Fort. They don't have it running in cold weather. Mostly because it isn't popular at 40 degrees, but we get way below freezing in Winter and I can't imagine freezing up all the plumbing would be good for it.

    j
     

    DisneyMommyMichelle

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    Okay, spoke to a cast member. It has been removed because they are moving it to the front of the resort. However, they have no clue when the move will be done, for now it is just gone
     

    DisneyMommyMichelle

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    Though the Gem Mining has in fact been moved, they are still filling bags and it is not re-open yet, nor can they give me a re-opening date.
     

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