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by theBIGyowski
Jun Wed 08, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: Trip Planning & Reports
Topic: I have only ......... days/months till I go again.
Replies: 4674
Views: 532753

Re: I have only ......... days/months till I go again.

Got up bright and early to make ADRs this morning... Our top 3 choices were all unavailable. HUGE bummer. 1) Lunch at Chef Mickey's 2) Lunch at BOG 3) Dinner at Coral Reef Day 4 of our trip is our non-park day...so we were planning on doing lunch at Chef Mickey's. At freaking 6:01 AM...completely bo...
by theBIGyowski
Jun Mon 06, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: Walt Disney World Resort
Topic: 2017 Packages
Replies: 14
Views: 5771

Re: 2017 Packages

I've stayed at OKW a few times and there are plenty of bus stops...so you shouldn't have to walk more than a few minutes to get to one closest to your room. I can tell you that if you are wanting a villa/studio closest to the first bus stop along the route in order to get the most empty bus, you'll ...
by theBIGyowski
May Tue 24, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Walt Disney World Resort
Topic: Anybody have advice on WDW "reluctant partners"?
Replies: 42
Views: 15698

Re: Anybody have advice on WDW "reluctant partners"?

Like I said...a lot of it hinges on the relationship the parents have with the teachers as well. We're in a unique position that my wife was a teacher, so she could always supplement based on any lesson plans from the teacher. I will agree, though, that your chances of missing attractions due to ref...
by theBIGyowski
May Mon 23, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Walt Disney World Resort
Topic: Anybody have advice on WDW "reluctant partners"?
Replies: 42
Views: 15698

Re: Anybody have advice on WDW "reluctant partners"?

Yeah...my wife taught before having kids and she's 100% for pulling kids out of school to go on vacation. Of course, you don't want to pull them out during critical times like exams or standardized test, but most teachers will work with parents when they pull their kids out for a week or so. It's be...
by theBIGyowski
May Mon 23, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Walt Disney World Resort
Topic: Anybody have advice on WDW "reluctant partners"?
Replies: 42
Views: 15698

Re: Anybody have advice on WDW "reluctant partners"?

Yep...I did WDW on NYE way back when and it was the last time I will ever do WDW between Christmas and New Years. We had a blast and the weather was fantastic other than the rain on one of the days. But the crowds were beyond ridiculous and FastPass was still relatively new (2001), so the lines were...
by theBIGyowski
May Mon 23, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Walt Disney World Resort
Topic: Summer 2016 Updates at WDW
Replies: 5
Views: 2327

Re: Summer 2016 Updates at WDW

I'm really looking forward to seeing what AK has to offer as a nighttime park. Since we won't be there until December, I'm hopeful that all the kinks will be ironed out by then. Since I've never been to AK after sunset, I don't know how they light it currently. I wonder if they could or have added a...
by theBIGyowski
May Wed 18, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Walt Disney World Resort
Topic: You know you're a WDW nut when...
Replies: 3539
Views: 337633

Re: You know you're a WDW nut when...

A Jungle Cruise box would be awesome. They could also do something fun with POTC...but the downside there would be the temptation to lean heavily on the movie instead of the attraction.
by theBIGyowski
May Mon 16, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Walt Disney World Resort
Topic: You know you're a WDW nut when...
Replies: 3539
Views: 337633

Re: You know you're a WDW nut when...

I wish I had known about those boxes back then...and had the money to spend on it. They look fantastic and I've been enjoying watching people unbox them on YouTube.
by theBIGyowski
May Mon 16, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: Walt Disney World Resort
Topic: Breakfeast Buffet at the Captains Grill
Replies: 16
Views: 4295

Re: Breakfeast Buffet at the Captains Grill

According to the most recent quarterly report, attendance at the domestic parks was down and lower than anticipated. However, revenues went up...because it's costing more and more to go to the parks and purchase things there. So that means Disney's strategy is working...having less people there but ...
by theBIGyowski
May Fri 13, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Trip Planning & Reports
Topic: Teeny tiny chance of a DL getaway...oh, and Alaska too
Replies: 37
Views: 16552

Re: Teeny tiny chance of a DL getaway...oh, and Alaska too

Smart thinking ~ and your kids are going to be such a good age to go this time around. Are you doing anything to get them ready for the larger than life characters or do you not anticipate any problems with that? good question I'm not sure exactly how we will do this. We watch YouTube videos all th...
by theBIGyowski
May Fri 13, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Trip Planning & Reports
Topic: I have only ......... days/months till I go again.
Replies: 4674
Views: 532753

Re: I have only ......... days/months till I go again.

Yep...we got the studio this morning. So the whole trip is one booking now in a studio. I tried looking at Magic Band colors this morning and noticed that I couldn't get to the part of the website to do that. I then saw my room reservation wasn't there. So I tried adding the second one (12/6-12/10) ...
by theBIGyowski
May Fri 13, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Walt Disney World Resort
Topic: Breakfeast Buffet at the Captains Grill
Replies: 16
Views: 4295

Re: Breakfeast Buffet at the Captains Grill

The real telling sign will be seeing what gets cut from Toy Story Land and Star Wars Land over the next year or two. Right now I think they are trying hard to make the cuts now in order to save things later...but you can pretty much guarantee that something will get cut from the WDW expansions.
by theBIGyowski
May Fri 13, 2016 6:29 am
Forum: Walt Disney World Resort
Topic: Breakfeast Buffet at the Captains Grill
Replies: 16
Views: 4295

Re: Breakfeast Buffet at the Captains Grill

#ThankYouShanghai
by theBIGyowski
May Thu 12, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: General Resorts and Cruise Lines
Topic: New Soarin' film leaked. Sort of.
Replies: 10
Views: 8158

Re: New Soarin' film leaked. Sort of.

Yep...we're going to WDW this December with two little ones and we know it will be very difficult to do Soarin' since the youngest one will be too small. After watching the short clip I saw...I know that this is definitely going to be a "Child Swap" ride and DW agreed after I told her about it last ...
by theBIGyowski
May Wed 11, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: General Resorts and Cruise Lines
Topic: New Soarin' film leaked. Sort of.
Replies: 10
Views: 8158

Re: New Soarin' film leaked. Sort of.

So I just accidentally stumbled upon video of the new Soarin' there in Shanghai Disneyland. I didn't watch the beginning or the ending...but just maybe 45-60 seconds in the middle. I wanted to stop watching it...but I couldn't turn away. I won't post any spoilers...so don't worry about that. I will ...