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Posted 06 June 2014 - 02:04 AM

Well, the trip was fantastic. This was my first time being on site, and therefore, able to be at the parks whenever I want, rather than being tied to a family rental car. I made use of almost all the time I could. The brand new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train was fantastic, it is not super thrilling, but it looks fantastic, and was very unique. I rode Splash Mountain and the Tower of Terror over and over to no end. I had tons of (mostly) good food like a Waffel Sandwich, Darth Vader Cupcake, Norwegian Club, and tons more. I did not meet John Ratzenburger (did not want to wake up at 5:00 to get in line), but I did see him. My feet were ready to dismember themselves if they could, I pushed them 14 hours plus every single day, not caring about any blister I got (of course I did treat them, but they did not slow me down), I would not relax, and had an amazin trip. I would say I probably lost a lot of weight, but I put a ton back on gorging on unique food (I am after all on vacation).

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 07:26 AM

Glad to hear you enjoyed it.  I live about an hour away and can't remember how many times I've been there.  Until you've been there it's hard to explain just how much attention to detail is put on everything in the park and that you do get your money's worth in experience and service.  A few years back one of my daughters left a stitch backpack in the canada pavilion at Epcot.  She had a room key in the pack with toys.  When we arrived at our hotel it was in the room with a note and souvenirs from Canada.  I could tell dozens of other stories where they have gone above and beyond.

As far as renting in a "generic Florida beach town" give it time.  As you get older that sounds better and better.  Best place I have found is sanibel island near fort Myers.

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 10:32 AM

View PostAncient Ways, on 06 June 2014 - 07:26 AM, said:

Glad to hear you enjoyed it.  I live about an hour away and can't remember how many times I've been there.  Until you've been there it's hard to explain just how much attention to detail is put on everything in the park and that you do get your money's worth in experience and service.  A few years back one of my daughters left a stitch backpack in the canada pavilion at Epcot.  She had a room key in the pack with toys.  When we arrived at our hotel it was in the room with a note and souvenirs from Canada.  I could tell dozens of other stories where they have gone above and beyond.

As far as renting in a "generic Florida beach town" give it time.  As you get older that sounds better and better.  Best place I have found is sanibel island near fort Myers.
Yup. The same goes for their cruise line. My nephew asked if they had crab legs the first night on the cruise, and they went and checked and said they did not. The next day, our waiter brought out a plate of crab legs and said when we were in port in the Bahamas, they picked up some crab legs for him. They brought out a plate every dinner until our cruise ended.

If you ever get a chance to watch the Travel Channel's "behind the scenes" at Disney World, check it out. They spend like 500 man hours every night touching up paint and making sure each ride is as perfect as can be. They want you to come and have the same experience you had the last time you were there.

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 04:18 PM

View PostAncient Ways, on 06 June 2014 - 07:26 AM, said:

Glad to hear you enjoyed it.  I live about an hour away and can't remember how many times I've been there.  Until you've been there it's hard to explain just how much attention to detail is put on everything in the park and that you do get your money's worth in experience and service.  A few years back one of my daughters left a stitch backpack in the canada pavilion at Epcot.  She had a room key in the pack with toys.  When we arrived at our hotel it was in the room with a note and souvenirs from Canada.  I could tell dozens of other stories where they have gone above and beyond.

As far as renting in a "generic Florida beach town" give it time.  As you get older that sounds better and better.  Best place I have found is sanibel island near fort Myers.
Yeah, the generic Florida beach town I guarentee will never grow on me. For one thing I hate the beach, so there is that. Other than that though, like I said, I don't want to pay to rest somewhere nice. I want to see and experience stuff. Sure I will get to a point in old age where I wont be able to do as much physically, but that wont stop me from wanting to explore things you cant see anywhere else, not wasting my time on any old beach.

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 04:24 PM

View PostLost In Xanadu, on 06 June 2014 - 10:32 AM, said:

View PostAncient Ways, on 06 June 2014 - 07:26 AM, said:

Glad to hear you enjoyed it.  I live about an hour away and can't remember how many times I've been there.  Until you've been there it's hard to explain just how much attention to detail is put on everything in the park and that you do get your money's worth in experience and service.  A few years back one of my daughters left a stitch backpack in the canada pavilion at Epcot.  She had a room key in the pack with toys.  When we arrived at our hotel it was in the room with a note and souvenirs from Canada.  I could tell dozens of other stories where they have gone above and beyond.

As far as renting in a "generic Florida beach town" give it time.  As you get older that sounds better and better.  Best place I have found is sanibel island near fort Myers.
Yup. The same goes for their cruise line. My nephew asked if they had crab legs the first night on the cruise, and they went and checked and said they did not. The next day, our waiter brought out a plate of crab legs and said when we were in port in the Bahamas, they picked up some crab legs for him. They brought out a plate every dinner until our cruise ended.

If you ever get a chance to watch the Travel Channel's "behind the scenes" at Disney World, check it out. They spend like 500 man hours every night touching up paint and making sure each ride is as perfect as can be. They want you to come and have the same experience you had the last time you were there.
Yup, Disney Magic big or small is always awesome. I can't say anything huge has been done for me, but there are little things. On this trip, I had a hell of a  time trying to squeeze in my nightly ride on splash mountain, which should have been a breeze. The trip should have taken 10 minutes on the monorail, but it was closed, so I had to take a bus, which involved loading three EVC's (two of which had people who seemed like they had them purely for lazieness, but I am not judging in case of an actual ailment) and unloading them at another resort before stoping at  a place where I could transfer to another monorail. I arrived at the ride 3 minutes late after running non-stop, and the cast member still let me in seeing how much crap I had to take just to get to the one ride. Another bit of magic was when we were on the cruise one time, they found out early that my step sister loved Ketchup, like on everything, so very quickly after that, every scheduled meal had a plate of Ketchup shaped like Mickey Mouse waiting at her seat. Little things like that make the trip awesome.

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 05:10 PM

View PostRushBoingo, on 06 June 2014 - 04:18 PM, said:

View PostAncient Ways, on 06 June 2014 - 07:26 AM, said:

Glad to hear you enjoyed it.  I live about an hour away and can't remember how many times I've been there.  Until you've been there it's hard to explain just how much attention to detail is put on everything in the park and that you do get your money's worth in experience and service.  A few years back one of my daughters left a stitch backpack in the canada pavilion at Epcot.  She had a room key in the pack with toys.  When we arrived at our hotel it was in the room with a note and souvenirs from Canada.  I could tell dozens of other stories where they have gone above and beyond.

As far as renting in a "generic Florida beach town" give it time.  As you get older that sounds better and better.  Best place I have found is sanibel island near fort Myers.
Yeah, the generic Florida beach town I guarentee will never grow on me. For one thing I hate the beach, so there is that. Other than that though, like I said, I don't want to pay to rest somewhere nice. I want to see and experience stuff. Sure I will get to a point in old age where I wont be able to do as much physically, but that wont stop me from wanting to explore things you cant see anywhere else, not wasting my time on any old beach.

2-3 days max at the beach is fine for me.  We still go see things or do stuff.  Charter fishing trip, rent a boat or wave runners, parasailing, paddle boarding, kayaking are all cool options.

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 01:44 AM

View PostAncient Ways, on 06 June 2014 - 05:10 PM, said:

View PostRushBoingo, on 06 June 2014 - 04:18 PM, said:

View PostAncient Ways, on 06 June 2014 - 07:26 AM, said:

Glad to hear you enjoyed it.  I live about an hour away and can't remember how many times I've been there.  Until you've been there it's hard to explain just how much attention to detail is put on everything in the park and that you do get your money's worth in experience and service.  A few years back one of my daughters left a stitch backpack in the canada pavilion at Epcot.  She had a room key in the pack with toys.  When we arrived at our hotel it was in the room with a note and souvenirs from Canada.  I could tell dozens of other stories where they have gone above and beyond.

As far as renting in a "generic Florida beach town" give it time.  As you get older that sounds better and better.  Best place I have found is sanibel island near fort Myers.
Yeah, the generic Florida beach town I guarentee will never grow on me. For one thing I hate the beach, so there is that. Other than that though, like I said, I don't want to pay to rest somewhere nice. I want to see and experience stuff. Sure I will get to a point in old age where I wont be able to do as much physically, but that wont stop me from wanting to explore things you cant see anywhere else, not wasting my time on any old beach.

2-3 days max at the beach is fine for me.  We still go see things or do stuff.  Charter fishing trip, rent a boat or wave runners, parasailing, paddle boarding, kayaking are all cool options.
Well that is different, but there are three things that keep those activities less interesting to me, 1. They are all set at a beach so nothing visually new, two they are set at a beach, which means me having to be at one in the first place, and 3. Those are mostly hour long activities which involve spending time at the beach before and after realistically (if traveling with others)





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