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  1. #101

    Arriving at POFQ on the DME, receiving some beads and a warm welcome home... Drop the bags in the room and head over to MK for some rides around Tomorrowland--CoP, TTA People Mover, perhaps Buzz. Then over to Jungle Cruise before dinner at Skippers. Mmmm Pad Thai extra spicy! Short lines for Pirates and BTMRR before fireworks.

    Joey

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  3. #102

    Having lunch at Casey's (Mac N Cheese Hot Dog) before heading to Adventureland for rides on Pirate and Jungle Cruise. Maybe a spin on the People Mover and Space Mountain before having dinner at Pecos Bills.

    Past Trips: 2006-POR; 2008-POP; 2009-CBR; 2010-VB/AKV Kidani; 2010-BLT; 2011-BWV; 2011-AKV Kidani; 2013-BCV/BLT; 2014-AKL Jambo (Concierge); 2015-SSR/OKW; 2016 BCV/AKV Kidani; 2018 BWV; 2019 Mar-BLT/Sept-AKV Jambo

  4. #103

    Just getting back to the room after pulling an all day between F&W and GE, wrapped up with sticking it out for midnight Wishes at MK! With a great spot near Casey's without any strollers or ECVs ramming into us...yes both had foot slashed open by ECV and angry tired dads run into or over us with quadruple wide strollers wondering why they couldn't just cut through a firework crowd...turds.

    Joey

  5. #104
    Quote Originally Posted by josephbandrews View Post
    Just getting back to the room after pulling an all day between F&W and GE, wrapped up with sticking it out for midnight Wishes at MK! With a great spot near Casey's without any strollers or ECVs ramming into us...yes both had foot slashed open by ECV and angry tired dads run into or over us with quadruple wide strollers wondering why they couldn't just cut through a firework crowd...turds.
    Well, if we are going back in time... (the Wishes reference). I wish I was riding high above Tomorrowland and Fantasyland on the Skyway, followed by a ride on 20,000 Leagues Captain Nemo Submarines. I didn't start my WDW visits until long after these had been removed, but rode the DL version of the Skyway during 2 visits when I was a kid, as well as the DL Submarines (original theme for the trips as a kid and Finding Nemo re-theme more recently).

    I agree on the Casey's viewing spot for fireworks, though, no matter the show. Saw both the final Wishes and the first HEA from roughly that location when they changed over a few years ago.
    -Dave

  6. #105
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1313 View Post
    Well, if we are going back in time... (the Wishes reference). I wish I was riding high above Tomorrowland and Fantasyland on the Skyway, followed by a ride on 20,000 Leagues Captain Nemo Submarines. I didn't start my WDW visits until long after these had been removed, but rode the DL version of the Skyway during 2 visits when I was a kid, as well as the DL Submarines (original theme for the trips as a kid and Finding Nemo re-theme more recently).

    I agree on the Casey's viewing spot for fireworks, though, no matter the show. Saw both the final Wishes and the first HEA from roughly that location when they changed over a few years ago.
    Lol, it's part lazy and part nostalgia. If you aren't a regular you wouldn't know the difference. MK is Wishes (HEAgqzxt.etc new name is a mouthful) and EPCOT will normally be known as illuminations (best close up fire and fireworks show ever--especially for Anniversary WWX displays)

    But I too miss the old skyway and 20k. I'm sure you've heard a few times, Nick worked 20k in college program in the 90s. Might even still have the nametag somewhere. Miss that too...the vernian stuff shouldve been left alone and improved upon in the interest of inspiring youth.

    Converting the Cali boats to Nemo just cheapened it imo. We should be inspiring the uninspired facebook controlled lemmings with stuff like a convincing Vernian story, space travel, what it was like in 1800s farming, surviving in 1776 (without an IOS device)... We always bless the classics with a visit to the likes of COP, and the TTA-PplMvr...

    I got our neice a collection of.vernian classics in hardback and I wonder how much she's read
    Joey

  7. #106
    Quote Originally Posted by josephbandrews View Post
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    But I too miss the old skyway and 20k. I'm sure you've heard a few times, Nick worked 20k in college program in the 90s. Might even still have the nametag somewhere. Miss that too...the vernian stuff shouldve been left alone and improved upon in the interest of inspiring youth.

    Converting the Cali boats to Nemo just cheapened it imo. We should be inspiring the uninspired facebook controlled lemmings with stuff like a convincing Vernian story, space travel, what it was like in 1800s farming, surviving in 1776 (without an IOS device)... We always bless the classics with a visit to the likes of COP, and the TTA-PplMvr............
    Fair enough on Wishes. I wasn't trying to bust stones too much, I of course knew what you meant, but it opened the door for me to put the 2 "Yesterland" things I did.

    Yep, have seen your brother mention the college program job a few times. That must have been a cool thing to work. Beats what I did during college breaks working at Radio Shack (RIP), lol. We might have just as interesting stories about odd things you see when dealing with the public every day (though I am sure he has more stories since he saw A LOT more people each day working at WDW than I did).

    While I don't dislike the Nemo version, I agree the original was more meaningful. But I will be honest, even though I was not going to parks in the mid-90's, I was aware of the closed subs and the risk that they would never return. I remember when watching the Christmas morning parade special one year and they had a stage over the lagoon. Thought they were done for good then. I then (still before I started visits by a few years) saw the DL billboards while on a business trip near LA (around 2007 or 2008, I think) declaring "The Subs are back!". So by then, I was just happy to see them survive, even if re-themed. If having the Nemo theme helps them stick around, I can deal with it (and I will admit the 3 gulls on the buoy doing "Mine...Mine... Mine" is cool since they don't have a west coast version of the Nemo ride like at EPC).

    Today I wish I was rope dropping Soarin' for a few repeat rides (middle section!) while most everyone else runs to Frozen. Followed by a quick breakfast at Sunshine Seasons and a ride on Living With the Land.
    -Dave

  8. #107
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1313 View Post
    Fair enough on Wishes. I wasn't trying to bust stones too much, I of course knew what you meant, but it opened the door for me to put the 2 "Yesterland" things I did.

    Yep, have seen your brother mention the college program job a few times. That must have been a cool thing to work. Beats what I did during college breaks working at Radio Shack (RIP), lol. We might have just as interesting stories about odd things you see when dealing with the public every day (though I am sure he has more stories since he saw A LOT more people each day working at WDW than I did).

    While I don't dislike the Nemo version, I agree the original was more meaningful. But I will be honest, even though I was not going to parks in the mid-90's, I was aware of the closed subs and the risk that they would never return. I remember when watching the Christmas morning parade special one year and they had a stage over the lagoon. Thought they were done for good then. I then (still before I started visits by a few years) saw the DL billboards while on a business trip near LA (around 2007 or 2008, I think) declaring "The Subs are back!". So by then, I was just happy to see them survive, even if re-themed. If having the Nemo theme helps them stick around, I can deal with it (and I will admit the 3 gulls on the buoy doing "Mine...Mine... Mine" is cool since they don't have a west coast version of the Nemo ride like at EPC).

    Today I wish I was rope dropping Soarin' for a few repeat rides (middle section!) while most everyone else runs to Frozen. Followed by a quick breakfast at Sunshine Seasons and a ride on Living With the Land.
    I know man, no worries I have thick skin! Lol. Hell we even still often refer to DS as DTD.

    I really remember loving the skyway as a kid. Only downside to the skyliner is not being open air and cant see much at night.

    Today I'm wishing we were taking the Skyliner from DHS to EPCOT, first stop a Strongbow and British Revolution show. Never gets old hearing those old tunes live. I dont even care if they are sometimes (or always as some suggest) lipsyncing...
    Joey

  9. #108

    Open air Skyliner would have been cool while riding during the nice weather. I'd have to guess that even if the cars did not operate during rainstorms, they'd probably take on a lot of water (yet another place to experience wet seats) during the daily summer thunderstorms. As much as I'd appreciate a better view, especially in the darkness, I think it's a fair trade for dry seats.

    Today I wish I was taking a ride on Splash Mountain. With today's announcement, I have to expect I will quite likely never see it in it's present form again, since I'm probably not planning on going back while all these COVID restrictions and reduced offerings are in effect.

    -Dave

  10. #109
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1313 View Post
    Open air Skyliner would have been cool while riding during the nice weather. I'd have to guess that even if the cars did not operate during rainstorms, they'd probably take on a lot of water (yet another place to experience wet seats) during the daily summer thunderstorms. As much as I'd appreciate a better view, especially in the darkness, I think it's a fair trade for dry seats.

    Today I wish I was taking a ride on Splash Mountain. With today's announcement, I have to expect I will quite likely never see it in it's present form again, since I'm probably not planning on going back while all these COVID restrictions and reduced offerings are in effect.
    Ugh... never even really heard of that movie and definitely never seen it. In such had zero idea of any implications to bygone issues thereof. It really seems like people are seeking out things to be mad about...Seems counterintuitive to phrases like why cant we all just get along and creating problems where there were none. If it was so dastardly offensive, why wait 23yrs or so to bring it up? I digress, all about equality! Erasing history doesnt provide that...it helps 1 group feel better while alienating another...but I'm no politician or philosophical person by any means, simply thinking the movement could be put towards much better improvements. I.e spending half a mn or so to reshape something that most didnt notice would buy a hell of a lot of housing, meals, or outreach educational job training...
    Joey

  11. #110

    ...watching nighttime antics around Galaxies Edge...haggling with merchants along the grand bizarre...Beverages at Ogas looking for markers to prove ourselves to the guild... Secretly undermining the empire at every turn. Rebels!

    Joey

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