*UN*Official 20 Years of Dreams Event Thread

Discussion in 'The DIS Unplugged Podcast' started by TheMaxRebo, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. wiihoo888

    wiihoo888 Mouseketeer

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    It was a splurge....but we did the MK view Bay Lake Tower room for our honeymoon. It was the year BLT opened, and we took the kids along for the celebration. Nothing beats seeing the park open and close, fireworks, and counting monorails from the balcony. A memory I will always hold dear to my heart:)
     
  2. disneysteve

    disneysteve DIS meet junkie

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    Reminds me of our one and only trip to Disneyland. We stayed offsite, but if you are familiar with Disneyland, there are offsite hotels literally across the street from the park. We stayed in one of those and could see the park from our room. The monorail went right past us and we could lie in bed and see the fireworks or sit out on the balcony if we wanted a better view.
     
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  4. wiihoo888

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    Loved Disneyland! Finally got to go there for the first time last year. We stayed at the Howard Johnson, and were amazed how close we were to the park entrance. Like you mentioned, the monorail went right by the property, and we could see the fireworks at night. There was something special about the closeness of everything in Disneyland....in the hotels, at the parks, and even on the rides. Always felt like you could just reach out and touch the magic, and so much history. My dad told me for years I wouldn’t appreciate Disneyland after so many trips to Florida...so glad I finally went out on that limb. He was sooooo wrong
     
  5. TheMaxRebo

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    We didn’t have a view from our room but our hotel was right across the street and as we were getting out of our car we saw a monorail go by which was a pretty cool “welcome”


    We stayed at the HoJo too - great hotel and we had a kids suite so kids in a separate room with bunk beds, etc

    Unfortunately we are in the group that agrees with your dad (sorry Disneyland people)
     
  6. disneyholic family

    disneyholic family disney on my mind....

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    Ho Jos still exists?

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  7. TheMaxRebo

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    They are owned by Wyndham now and per google they have 356 locations ... not sure how many restaurants but definitely still hotels
     
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  8. disneyholic family

    disneyholic family disney on my mind....

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    i googled that... only one restaurant....amazing..
    there used to be a lot more motels and restaurants..

    when i was growing up, there were a zillion of them in michigan, now (according to google) there are only 2.
    One in romulus (no, not a place in star trek - it's where detroit's airport is) and one way up north in traverse city (one of the prettiest places in the USA)..

    it was a big part of my childhood...we had one a few miles away, both motel and restaurant..
    that was a special treat - dinner and especially yummy ice cream dessert at Ho Jos....

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  9. skittles67

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    :rotfl2::rotfl2:
    I have seen some rather strange people at DTW........
     
  10. PamNC

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    same here - I may be winging it for the most part
     
  11. Braddy007

    Braddy007 Earning My Ears

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    Even as a non-solo person, its tough. Until all the details are released its a guessing game.
     
  12. dkrauss

    dkrauss Goofy Fan from Jersey

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    Yes it is :-)

    Since we have Free Dining, (for the 1st time) we upgraded too.......we had to schedule ours. Hopefully we've spread them out enough so we'll get to do some events beyond the ones we've already planed to attend based on this thread.

    We don't do more than one ADR a day and we've got them all over the place so let the chips fall where they do.........and not during a drinking event with Corey/Ryno/Craig :P

    Doug :goofy:
     
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  13. TheMaxRebo

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    I keep hoping for a miracle that they suddenly start doing MK DAH on Fridays or Sundays!

    Since we're staying at CSR, I just booked an early ADR for 8/10 before we go to the party!
     
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    I’m still in!
     
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  17. k8Davies

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    Yay that’s great.

    I’m so glad they put this back on as I was disappointed when I couldn’t get the booking, so now I’m just looking forward to getting my FP+ bookings all done.
     
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  18. disneyholic family

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    more changes to our schedule..

    i've decided to switch from the taste of magic tour to the 7 hour Backstage Magic tour!!! woo hoo!! ..

    we'll be taking the tour on Tuesday August 13th

    can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  19. dkrauss

    dkrauss Goofy Fan from Jersey

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    With the Summer discounts out I did some math on our change to free dining. First, there is no availability for a "Preferred" room at PoP at this time....... 1 for us! So I ran 2 scenario's with taking the room discount with our current set (No FDing) on a Standard room......we're saving $215 2 for us! I ran a second scenario with the Room+ticket package and everything else being equal on a "Preferred Pool" room.........and we're saving $450.......3 in a row! :-) Now the savings isn't astronomical but there is a savings so that's a win in my book........which you can't always say with free dining. 8-)

    Doug :goofy:
     
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  20. gberg

    gberg Earning My Ears

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    @TheMaxRebo A couple of things for the next time you update the first page. I've added an extra night to my stay at Pop (the 12th), because why not? And could you add me to the list for the Welcome party at Pop? Not sure how I missed it but it kinda makes sense since it's my "home" for the week!

    Thanks!

    Glenn
     
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  21. TheMaxRebo

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    ***** Status Update *****

    Just a quick update - I did go back and updated the first page with a few proposed changes I saw ... if I missed anything, please let me know and truest that I absolutely did ignore you on purpose ;)

    @k8Davies - I changed the breakfast in MK to be for the Plaza and my wife and I are definitely in for that


    One last note - and not to get people's hopes up, but there are rumblings that things are being completed earlier than originally scheduled. The latest is that Galaxy's Edge is ahead of schedule and previews could start as early as July. Also that the Skyliner is in full testing and Mickey and Minnie's might be ready for August. Obviously nothing is confirmed, but just something to be mindful of that could be an even more exciting time to be there - and potentiall more crowded! (for the record I think there is no shot that GE is open for previews in July and will be surprised if the land is open before late Oct, but who knows at this point)

    ***** / Status Update *****
     

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