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 733.9 #211 (DL Qual #323

August 15, 2014 1:18 PM  WDW Talk Land
Question about Spring Break crowds...our Spring Break is the week before Easter, so we'd be at WDW that whole week before, then on Easter as our last day. A lot of the WDW travel sites/blogs say crowds will be terrible and so crowded then!! Is that the case in your opinion? Our alternative would be to go the 2nd week of June. Would appreciate any feedback, thanks as always!!
we did Spring Break once in 2012 (week before Easter, same as you) and we will NEVER do it again! The crowd calendars are correct.....it is terribly crowded!!! - ncjal  206.1 #34 2:05PM
Thank you for the info, we'll go some other time!! 😊 - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 8:28PM
I've been both and you'd be much better off the 2nd week of June unless you can't stand heat. - DizneyGirl  570.4 #8 2:05PM
We'll go in June, thank you!! 😊 - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 8:29PM
I have heard and seen pictures that Disney gets to capacity during that week... Lines are super super long... I wouldn't go that week if you have another in mind... - AB1288  14.0 #186 4:38PM
Thanks for confirming this! 😊 - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 8:29PM

 733.9 #211 (DL Qual #323

August 10, 2014 9:17 AM  WDW Talk Land
Good morning! We loved WDW so much that we're thinking of going back next June, truly such a magical vacation!! My question is about the Grand. I believe that's the last monorail stop to the MK...is it crowded? Is there usually a long wait in the mornings to get to the MK on the monorail? Is the boat a better option? Thanks!!
It can sometimes get a little crowded , nothing crazy because the monorail comes often so you aren't waiting more than maybe 5 or 10 mins, the boat is nice but you will first stop at the Poly then MK and that can take a while so if you want to be quick do the monorail , we rarely do the boat - tracsant  930.6 #2 10:39AM
Thanks so much, really appreciate your help! - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 1:38PM
Thanks for this! I just figured the boat went right from GF to MK. What is the quickest way to get there before rope drop? - kayxobelle  169.2 #44 1:59PM
Monorail will be the quickest for rope drop but that will be the busiest time to wait - tracsant  930.6 #2 4:25PM
Tracy is right! The monorail is still the quickest option even if it's crowded...the boat u have to try at least once tho at some point....very pretty, relaxing little ride..nice at night too - mickeynme  151.9 #50 10:53AM
The boat sounds fun to do maybe when we're not in a hurry to get there, thanks! - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 1:39PM
We enjoyed taking the boat back to the GF in the evening, especially while the water pageant was going through. We always took the monorail in the morning. - PixieDust76  77.7 #71 3:42PM
That sounds nice. 😊 - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 9:12PM
We were just there last week at the villas and never had any issues. - Pooh147856  170.8 #43 5:55PM
No issues waiting for the monorail in the mornings? Thanks! - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 9:13PM

 733.9 #211 (DL Qual #323

June 12, 2014 9:35 PM  WDW Talk Land
Has anyone had trouble editing/adding borders at home to their Memory Maker photos?!? It keeps freezing on me and even though I create a new copy every time, it's still deleting the originals after I make any changes. I'd appreciate any suggestions on how to work this, so frustrating!! Thank you!!

 733.9 #211 (DL Qual #323

June 8, 2014 5:50 AM  WDW Talk Land
Still wanting a jalapeΓ±o cheese pretzel, haha! Are they sold in the MK?? Thanks!
Do they sell them at Wetzel's Pretzels? There is one in DTD for sure, not sure on MK? - DizneyGirl  570.4 #8 6:08AM
Try the Fife and Drum at MK. May or maynot still have them. - DizneyGirl  570.4 #8 6:17AM
I will try there, thank you! - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 6:30AM
I think they sell the JalapeΓ±o (sans stick) pretzel at the Studios. - IndyandMarion  1236.9 #1 8:48AM
Not at MK. They are at EPCOT near the American Adventure, at a cart near The safari at AK and at the Studios at a cart near the stunt show. They are my favorite! Can you tell?? - MickeyM28  6.4 #328 11:40AM

 733.9 #211 (DL Qual #323

June 3, 2014 7:08 PM  WDW Talk Land
Is there anywhere in Epcot to get the JalapeΓ±o Cheese pretzels?? Thanks!!
In the American Pavillion there is a small stand that mainly sells beer that has them (close to the funnel cake stand) - Andrea84  631.1 #7 7:19PM
Wonderful, thank you!! - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 7:28PM

 733.9 #211 (DL Qual #323

June 2, 2014 5:00 PM  WDW Talk Land
Hi everyone...I've asked a ton of questions since booking our WDW trip last fall and I wanted to say thanks again for being so welcoming to me and for all of your help!! We're having the most magical time here!! This pic is of my youngest at Cinderella's Royal Table yesterday...as you can probably guess, Ariel is his favorite princess. Thanks again!! ✨✨
Aww so adorable. Glad you are having a magical time - mmddgp  390.5 #17 5:07PM
such a cute photo! Thanks for sharing! - ncjal  206.1 #34 5:31PM
Glad you are having fun! This is such a sweet picture!! - leveretttltl  34.4 #117 6:44AM
Awee! That's adorable - bearlove  63.9 #3950 7:07AM

 733.9 #211 (DL Qual #323

May 26, 2014 7:24 PM  WDW Talk Land
Do the resort DVC villas have wifi? Is the service pretty good? Specifically the AK Lodge, Beach Club, and Contemporary Bay Lake? Thank you!
I believe all the Disney properties have Wifi. I've only stayed at moderate hotels, but I always had it and it worked fine. - ally  507.6 #11 7:53PM
Great, thanks! - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 9:04PM
The DVC villas have wifi, we have stayed at Saratoga Springs and Boardwalk and never had any issues πŸ˜ƒ - acesdisneygirl  137.0 #2756 8:04PM
Perfect, thank you!! - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 9:05PM
AKL got it. It's good - 5disneylovers  841.4 #4 3:16PM
Sounds like I'll be set, thanks! - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 10:41AM
Most of all the disney hotels have wifi because of the magic bands. So you can update and change your selections at any time with out the huge connection fees - puddy77  220.5 #1578 3:22PM
Oh I forgot about the magic bands needing to update, thanks!! - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 9:09PM

 733.9 #211 (DL Qual #323

May 16, 2014 1:13 PM  WDW Talk Land
Really hoping for some help w/Star Wars Weekends!! 1. To meet Chewbacca, I think we go to 'Meet Members of the Rebel Alliance' near Star Tours? Is he there the whole time or do characters rotate?? How long would I expect to wait in line first thing in the morning? 2. Are there lots of viewing spots for the 'Legends of the Force Motorcade' parade...or do you have to wait a long time for a decen  More...
Apparently the motorcade goes to the stage, as in previous years, down Hollywood Blvd. Then it goes again after the stage photo op. As far as Chewie, its a rotation of characters. In years past they've had him out, then ewoks, then him again. Best thing to do is ask a character attendant when he'll be out. - IndyandMarion  1236.9 #1 4:58PM
Awesome, thanks so much!! - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 6:31PM
Hi I worked with Peter Mayhew today he's in the soundstage building right near Jedi training recruit ..he's pretty much going to be here the whole time he's here ..make sure you get a fast pass or you'll just have to get a standby ticket if not you'll just wait at the walk up line it was 20 min wait today so not to bad :)..I'll be around if you need questions answered ..:) - Disneymom36  62.4 #82 7:54PM
Wow, thanks very much!! My kids are mostly interested in the character meet and greets...I didn't see a FP option for those lines. Are they standby only?? Thanks again!! - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 8:38PM
We have standby for most of the celebs..so I would get there really early we start giving them out 530 am .. - Disneymom36  62.4 #82 8:53PM
Thanks for the info!! - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 10:50AM
When is the Star Wars weekends ? - KingVictorious  14.1 #7430 1:16PM
Now through mid-June. - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 4:35PM
There is a lot if great information here: www.wdwinfo.com/.../st-starwars-weeken... Event Overview; 2014 Star Wars Weekends Celebrity Appearances; 2014 Schedule of Events ... - mmddgp  390.5 #17 1:31PM
I can't get the link to open but I think I found the site, thanks!! - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 4:36PM

 733.9 #211 (DL Qual #323

May 8, 2014 12:48 PM  WDW Talk Land
I'm not sure what FP+ to get for our 2nd day at Epcot, would love any help!! We can choose 2 from Nemo, Spaceship Earth, Maelstrom, Gran Fiesta. Thoughts?? If we get to the Workd Showcase right when it opens at 11, do we need FP+ for the boat rides...or will standby still be ok? Thanks, I'm really confusing myself for some reason with these!! πŸŒ€πŸŒ€πŸŒ€πŸŒ€
Most of those have low wait times with Spaceship Earth and Malestrom having a little bit longer at certain times. Like you said you shouldn't have to wait just after world showcase opens. At Epcot you really only need FP+ for Soarin, Test Track, and Mission Space :) - Andrea84  631.1 #7 12:56PM
^ this, when we were there in August Maelstrom at the most was a 20 minute wait. But thanx to them deciding it needed an FP line. I have heard the wait times for stand-by have gone up. - Lelundrial  458.5 #400 1:11PM
I recommend a FP+ for Maelstrom. That one can get really popular! - CollegeDisneyKnowledgeGrad  847.3 #3 1:01PM
Nemo was super cute! (Similar to The Little Mermaid at DCA). 😊 - GrimGrinningAmanda  660.1 #246 2:57PM
Thanks everyone, appreciate your suggestions very much!! 😊 - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 6:12PM

 733.9 #211 (DL Qual #323

May 2, 2014 9:24 PM  WDW Talk Land
I was trying to get a FP+ for the MSEP and it's not showing as an option even. Have they stopped offering FP+ for this? I called and they just said that they may add it later, is this normal that it wouldn't be listed as an option? I'm confused, thanks!!
I have seen that the parade and show FP+ are not always available at the 60 day mark. Possibly check a few weeks before your trip and also use the web version as it's a little easier to book rather than the app and sometimes things show unavailable in the app but you can find a time on the web version. Good luck and if anything the later parade is less crowded or Liberty Square is less crowded than Main Street on the parade route and you can find a good spot 15-20 minutes before it starts! - Andrea84  631.1 #7 10:33AM
Oh thank you, I was using my phone...maybe that was the problem too. Any particular spot in Liberty Square that you recommend? 😊😊 - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 10:35AM
There is not really a bad spot if you can get the front row it's better, in front of Hall of Presidents is usually where we watch from. - Andrea84  631.1 #7 11:21AM
Thank you!! - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 11:43AM
It didn't come up as an option for me last Nov. I think it was just a temporary option during earlier testing. - CollegeDisneyKnowledgeGrad  847.3 #3 9:52PM
Makes sense, thanks! - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 9:22AM
Could be wrong but I believe that Festival of Fantasy and Wishes are the only "Entertainment" offerings with FP+ - IndyandMarion  1236.9 #1 6:02AM
I didn't see those listed either...maybe just not offered the day I'm looking for. Thanks. - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 9:23AM

 733.9 #211 (DL Qual #323

April 22, 2014 11:42 AM  WDW Talk Land
Random Question: I have a 6 y/o who weighs 43 lbs...does he need a booster seat in the Magical Express? What about in a normal car? They recently changed the law in CA to be 8, not sure if the same in FL?? Thanks!!
I know he won't need one on the magical express. If you are going to rent a car then yes. - Lelundrial  458.5 #400 12:07PM
Thanks! We can't decide if we're going to take the Magical Express or not. - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 8:54PM
i drive coach busses and the rules state that a child restraint is not needed for taxis, coach buses city busses, and school busses.....i hope this helps - firestorm64rt  36.7 #110 2:18PM
Great, thank you!! - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 8:54PM
No car seat on the magical express. At least a booster in a car - Disneyaddict  345.4 #595 9:38PM
Sounds the same as here, thank you!! - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 10:10PM

 733.9 #211 (DL Qual #323

March 31, 2014 7:39 PM  WDW Talk Land
Do you recommend getting a FP+ for Ariel's meet and greet? Or if we go in the morning (in the summer), is the stand by line not too bad, like 30 minutes or less? Thanks!!
You should be able to see her early morning or late at night with little to no wait! - mrsincredible  789.5 #5 8:03PM
I was hoping so, thanks!! - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 8:12PM
Princess' during fireworks = FAST, maybe same for Ariel. Shhhhh our secret tip - Betsyboo  18.1 #160 6:02AM
Oh awesome, thank you!! - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 12:03PM

 733.9 #211 (DL Qual #323

March 31, 2014 6:43 PM  WDW Talk Land
When Amimal Kingdom opens an hour early for extra magic hours...does the Safari ride open? Or does it not open until later? What rides don't open until later at normal park opening? Thanks so much, trying to figure out FPtonight.
Dinosaur Expedition Everest It's Tough To Be A Bug Kilimanjaro Safaris Pangani Forest Exploration Trail Primeval Whirl Are the emh offerings - mmddgp  390.5 #17 7:00PM
πŸ‘Š - mrsincredible  789.5 #5 8:04PM
Perfect, thank you!! - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 8:12PM

 733.9 #211 (DL Qual #323

March 24, 2014 6:50 PM  WDW Talk Land
Is it possible to load Disney gift cards onto a Magic Band and have in park purchases charge against those...before a credit card? Then if the gift cards run out, have a credit card also? Thank you!
At check in just give them all of your gift cards and it acts as a credit on your total room charges and you will already have a credit card on file. You can charge everything to your room via magic band and you use a 4 digit PIN number you select online for store purchases. Your total charges will be charged the night before check out and everything over your gift cards will be charged to the credit cards. So yes! - Andrea84  631.1 #7 7:50PM
Perfect, thank you!! - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 8:15PM
You will like just holding your wrist up to charge things, even like cokes or to open your room door. No more digging in bags! - ally  507.6 #11 8:55PM
I'm so excited for that part, so much better than digging through my purse!! - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 8:40PM
I had a friend buy me a gift card as a surprise and she called the resort and put it on my room as a credit. It automatically transferred over to our magic bands. I don't see why they can't do it there as well with a gift card. - ncjal  206.1 #34 3:52AM
Thanks for the info! I'm going to try to call with the numbers ahead of time so I don't have to bring them. - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 8:41PM
You can't use the gift cards on the magicbands. Just charge everything to the card that's on file, through the band. Then, the night before you check out, give them the gift cards to pay the balance off. Or each night. I don't think they will hold gift cards before they have been used. I wouldn't trust them anyway. What if something happened. You dont want to hassle proving how many cards you gave the front desk - wickedale  319.3 #700 1:08AM
They swipe them when you check in and give you a receipt saying you have a $500 credit on your account and you also get a listing of every gift card # so there is no problem at all. I do this every time and it works great! - Andrea84  631.1 #7 3:43AM
Also that would not have worked for us, because the there was no one in the front lobby at 3am when we left. - Lelundrial  458.5 #400 8:28AM
Good to know! I had read you couldn't do that, and to go pay with them nightly or before check out. This saves time - wickedale  319.3 #700 6:03AM

 733.9 #211 (DL Qual #323

March 22, 2014 7:56 PM  WDW Talk Land
I tried to research this but couldn't find the clear answer...if I get a FP+ for the MSEP that starts at 9, what time do I need to arrive as I understand it's a reserved area to view? Thanks, I have appreciated your help so much!!
They told us about 30 minutes before. However, the night we had the FP+, it wasn't crowded at all and so we stayed right in front of the castle. (This was last September.) - ally  507.6 #11 8:12PM
Great, thanks!! - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 8:24PM

 733.9 #211 (DL Qual #323

March 19, 2014 8:49 PM  WDW Talk Land
Ok I have another question...I really want to see Belle at Epcot in France. Is there usually a crazy, long line? I see that she's currently scheduled to be there from 1-1:40, can I get there at 1 or is there already a long line? Thanks for any tips!!
There's always a line belle. It moves fast - 5disneylovers  841.4 #4 9:09PM
Oh good to know, thanks! Do they usually cut the line off at some point or do they wait until the scheduled time is over? If she's scheduled until 1:40 would they cut the line off before that time if crowded? - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 9:14PM
I would recommend going first thing in the morning. Most of the line is outside. It gets crowded fast. I'm not sure of the cutting off the line portion. - 5disneylovers  841.4 #4 9:33PM
SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Times for Belle in France are.... 11am, 12am, 1300, 1450, 1550 and 1650. - IndyandMarion  1236.9 #1 4:36AM
Thank you!! I wanted 'village' Belle, are these the times for her? Thanks again, so huge of a help! - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 7:12AM
Yes. - IndyandMarion  1236.9 #1 8:24AM
Awesome!! Thanks a ton for this. - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 9:40AM
Let me get the times for you from a better site. Question however, are you wanting her in her "village" or "ballroom" gown? - IndyandMarion  1236.9 #1 4:00AM
If you have something better than Kenny, you have been holding out on us. πŸ˜‰ - mrsincredible  789.5 #5 4:27AM
C'mon. It's me... - IndyandMarion  1236.9 #1 4:32AM
OK, now I'm intrigued. - mrsincredible  789.5 #5 5:17AM
SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Times for Belle in France are.... 11am, 12am, 1300, 1450, 1550 and 1650. - IndyandMarion  1236.9 #1 4:36AM
Thank you!! I wanted 'village' Belle, are these the times for her? Thanks again, so huge of a help! - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 7:12AM
Yes. - IndyandMarion  1236.9 #1 8:24AM
Awesome!! Thanks a ton for this. - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 9:40AM

 733.9 #211 (DL Qual #323

March 19, 2014 8:09 PM  WDW Talk Land
When I go to make FP+ reservations in advance...can I make the times less than 1 hour apart? Meaning could I get a Buzz one for 7 and then Space at 7:30, or would Space have to be 8 or later? Thanks for the help!!
It will give you a message about conflicting times. Then it won't let you complete the reservation. - Lelundrial  458.5 #400 8:21PM
Unless things have changed, no. The system automatically spaced my FP+ out by 1 hour. But, I would typically do one at the end of the window and the next at the beginning of its window. Then I would have a break before the end of my third window. It worked out well for me! - CollegeDisneyKnowledgeGrad  847.3 #3 8:23PM
Oh it will also take into account any dining reservations you have. So if any FP time comes close, it will tell you about conflicting times. - Lelundrial  458.5 #400 8:25PM
Bummer, but thanks for letting me know!! - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 8:47PM

 733.9 #211 (DL Qual #323

March 18, 2014 12:45 PM  WDW Talk Land
Do the parks offer a rider switch pass even if everyone is tall enough to ride the attraction? My son (5 years old) is tall enough for Tower of Terror but doesn't want to go on it. So I was hoping my husband and I could switch off and both ride with our older child. Would that work with a switch pass? Thanks!!
Yes - timonT  254.0 #25 1:18PM
Yep, my "Unofficial Guide" says yes too! - ColoradoSoprano  38.8 #4690 2:25PM
Keep in mind that some RSs are done differently. Some have you do it outside the attraction, others inside. Let them know at the entrance. - IndyandMarion  1236.9 #1 3:07PM
Thanks so much everyone!! 😊 - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 6:03PM

 733.9 #211 (DL Qual #323

March 15, 2014 4:22 PM  WDW Talk Land
Do Maelstrom and the Gran Fiesta Tour open early with the front part of Epcot, or not until the World Showcase opens which I think is 2 hours later? Thanks!!
No they open at 11:00 with the rest of World Showcase. The only exception has been the Frozen meet and greet but that will be moving out soon - mzdisnee  448.6 #13 4:31PM
That's what I thought but couldn't find confirmation, thank you so much!! 😊😊 - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 4:37PM

 733.9 #211 (DL Qual #323

March 9, 2014 12:44 PM  WDW Talk Land
When is the best time to line up to see Mickey and Minnie in the Animation Building at Hollywood Studios? I see there's no fastpass plus option so I'm a little worried about the wait times, how long would you say the line normally is in early June (weekday)? Is it a separate line for Minnie and Mickey? Is there a photo pass photographer there for both characters? Thanks so much, hope everyone   More...
I would imagine it would be longer in June, but we only waited 10 min for Minnie there three days ago. Mickey was about 20 min. - BagGal  221.4 #31 12:51PM
Oh thanks! About what time of day was that? - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 12:59PM
It was a Thursday around 3ish. They are in the same area as The Incredibles. While we were standing there, Daisy and Donald walked by too. So cute! They have a character spot outside that same area. - BagGal  221.4 #31 1:04PM
Yes, they have spectate lines and yes there is a photographer at both. They'll take pics with your own cameras as well. Minnie spent a lot of time with us. She was extra adorable! My girls have their nails polished like Minnie... With polka dots. Minnie went on and on about how much she liked them. She clapped and made hearts in the air with her fingers. She signed autographs and hugged them a couple times each. She made their day! - BagGal  221.4 #31 1:06PM
That sounds so fun, thanks again for the info!! - MinnieMousewife  733.9 #211 4:00PM

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