It’s the weekend, y’all! HOORAY! Here’s a quick recap of the posts we wrote this week:
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When EPCOT Center (as it was called then) opened at Walt Disney World in 1982, it promised a glimpse into the future and its World Key Information System was one the newest and user-friendliest technologies available at the time.
Developed in conjunction with the Bell System (which would eventually become AT&T) and Western Electric, guests could walk into a space with multiple kiosks that allowed them to learn about all that the Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow (EPCOT) had to offer, as well as make same-day (SAME DAY!!!) restaurant reservations anywhere on Walt Disney World property, just by touching the screen and following the prompts. Although that seems like simple child’s play nowadays, this was super duper HIGH TECH in 1982 and both fascinating and a little bit intimidating for some, so if something wasn’t quite right, a Guest Services host would appear on the screen and provide assistance as needed.
Here’s an example of what the experience was like:
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Hi everyone! Here are the articles we’ve recently seen, written by others, that we learned from, made us think or maybe made us chuckle a little bit. We hope you enjoy them!
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The Aeronaut was a popular watering hole that, unfortunately, burned down in early 2017. Thankfully, no one was hurt. But thanks to the General Manager who promised to rebuild and was good to his word, the pub was rebuilt, back up and running by late November of the same year.
Already well known for its wide variety of entertainment including circuses and cabaret shows, the Aeronaut has decided to expand its themed Saturday Bottomless Brunch by having different entertainers ever week. And for 5 of those weeks, the brunch is called When You Wish Upon A Brunch. I think you can see where I’m going with this…
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As many Disney fans can tell you, some of the longest queues at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom are in Fantasyland. On a typical day, it’s not unusual to see waits of at least 60 to 90 minutes for popular attractions such as Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Peter Pan’s Flight and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and on busy days, waits of 2, 3 or even more hours can sometimes be expected. With WDW’s FastPass+ (FP+) system, you can reserve a time slot to go on the attraction of your choice, but that still only lets you “skip the line” once per FP+ (unless you use all your FPs+ opportunities for those attractions).
To help make it easier for guests to have their fill of these popular attractions (and, let’s admit it, to help get a little more of their money), the decision makers at Walt Disney World have come up with a new park experience where they can do just that!
Continue reading “How To Experience Some Of WDW’s Most Popular Attractions Without Standing In Long Lines or Using FastPass+”
Hooray for the weekend! Hi y’all! Here’s a quick recap of the posts we wrote this week:
This week Joe wrote about:
And Sharon wrote about:
Like this post? Feel free to share it! We have plenty more just like it and would love if you decided to hang around and clicked the button on the top (if you’re on your computer) or the bottom (if you’re on your phone/tablet) of this page to follow our blog and get emailed notifications of when we post (it’s usually just once or twice a day). Whether you’ve read our posts before or this is the first time you’re stopping by, we’re really glad you’re here and hope you come back to visit again!
In 2016, Disney parks began offering the FuelRod brand of portable charging system as an option to recharge their guests’ smart phones and tablets. It sounds like an awesome deal – buy a fully charged FuelRod & phone cable at any FuelRod kiosk, and swap it out for a new fully charged FuelRod as needed. But is it really all that awesome? Well, yes and no, Well, moreso maybe not so much. Read on:
Continue reading “Considering Using FuelRods At Disney? Read This First”