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  1. I bought some cheap frames at IKEA for $5-6 each (I believe 11 x 14), and a sketch pad (not spiral bound) at Michaels (or Amazon). My wife then put a piece of sketch paper in the frame to serve as a 'mat', then centered the poster in the frame....they look nice and the investment was minimal. You don't even need a hook to hang them since the frames only weigh a few ounces. A simple push pin or nail will do the trick.
  2. In essence, this harkens back to the old paper ticket system, where you could grab another ticket after 2 hours even if you hadn't yet redeemed an earlier pass. I'd venture to say even in low season, the amount of FP you could get with the now retired system going one at a time after your initial 3 would be about the same, given that you had to space your first 3 out as well. If you were to arrive at rope drop, you could prob get through the whole park between Genie+ and/or standby, depending on the park hours. Sooner if you splurge for a a la carte option.
  3. Heads up for those looking to visit between 8/28-October 31 (weekends only). The park is limiting attendance due to rising case numbers. The county the park is located in currently sits at the highest level of spread (red) in Indiana's system. Source: https://www.indystar.com/story/entertainment/2021/08/23/holiday-world-santa-claus-limit-attendance-due-covid-quarantines/8244751002/
  4. Yep. If you made your FP selections for later in the trip, it was a bit easier to get FOP or 7DMT. Dining was still touch and go. If Disney were smart, they'd incorporate an alert system in Genie (or prob Genie+) like other 3rd party aps like MouseDining so.I agree the EMH benefit is all but gone. Much like KI-you get 30 extra mins in the AM. For the eve, the Swolphin is included as well. you can usually find a decent rate there that is a decent amount below what you'd pay for a deluxe. At this point, the only advantage to staying onsite is the transportation. The Skyliner is really nice when going to HS or Epcot. They need to build a spur to AK and one to the TTC and another MK area hotel (Poly, GF or WL).
  5. That's not the case. Genie+ will let you get onto all of the non e ticket rides as many times as you can throughout the course of a day (one at a time). The extra, a la carte e-ticket upgrade only will let you prebook 2 rides per day per park (no details have been announced as to whether the rides can be at 2 parks, given the park hopping rules currently in effect). As it stands, even though FP+ was free, raise your hand if you went to Disney and couldn't get an e-ticket FP as one of your initial 3 (unless you were extremely persistent in trying and/or got lucky the day or 2 leading up to your trip). If they could expand the a la carte option to dining for the popular restaurants, that would be worth it as well, since, again, trying to get an ADR at the likes of 50s PT, SFDI, Ohana, Le Cellier and soon to be Space 220, B & C is hard even in 'low' season. Instead of taking the $20 cancellation fee per person, take the $20 up front (for a party of 4 or less? per person?) and allow access to prime booking slots. As for the regular Genie, it doesn't provide anything that a 3rd party app like TP doesn't already. It just serves to get those folks using Disney IP.
  6. Why paint it now and have a fresh paint job be exposed immediately to winter conditions? Why not do it in March-April, along with the (hopefully) fully repaved parking lot?
  7. Weekends are still busy, so if it's your only trip and can spare the expense, I'd get it.
  8. MA has always been the ugly stepchild of the CF chain. Before they got their Planet Snoopy expansion last year, I don't think there was any investment other than upkeep in almost a decade.
  9. Has there even been brisket served at the either KI BBQ locale this year? It seems like its always Sirloin Roast, which usually looks fatty and tepid, along w rotisserie chicken, which looks dry, along w the pork ribs, which were decent, but again, dry.
  10. Except its a seatback, not the entire seat. And why does this seatback not have the all the black sweat stains on it? lol. Was it an extra one they just never used? I don't recall that those seats were replaced until they went all black a couple of seasons ago.
  11. Without a doubt, the Scrambler car has Jungle Jims written all over it. I'm sure they'd be happy to make room for it somewhere inside the store and fill it with food! They certainly have the means to buy it and the room to showcase it.
  12. Honestly, that poster almost looks like a bad photoshop! The woman's expression isn't interested in eating at all, but more so on her partner lol!
  13. Granted, mine is a small sample size, since I've only been sev times this year, but I've had nothing but good experiences each time.
  14. On the FB KI fan site, Jim Flugal has posted that it's a software error the park is aware of and is fixing. It should go back to its regular expiration date soon.
  15. Disney teaches its lifeguards in house using the Red Cross course.
  16. Had to be 2014 or later since Banshee opened in April of that year.
  17. Thanks Don; good to know!
  18. are The Racer shirts online only, or are they available at the Emporium in the park as well?
  19. A commissary tour led in conjunction w Chef Major would be really interesting.
  20. The explanation given was that they wanted to avoid large crowds congregating at the entry. The simple fix for this is to bring back the season pass gate just inside the main entry, so those with passes can ride early, while everyone else can spread out just inside the entry as was the case before last year.
  21. From the blog: Back by popular demand (you have asked for it) and starting Wednesday, June 2 at 5 p.m. is Chef’s Plate at Wishbone Grille on International Street. So, tell all your friends and come on out and say hello. (Yes, it’s on the Dining Plan.) The first week for Chef’s Plate will feature Smoked Pork Belly with Peppered Whiskey Molasses Glaze, Zucchini & Corn Fritters, Brussel Sprout & Onion Skewers. clearly stated?
  22. Lines were low all day. longest wait was for MT and BBOBH which were each about 30 mins by mid afternoon. DB was only running 2 trains all day. There were a couple of pop up showers about 130 and 3 that each lasted 10-15 mins. the first one shut the outdoor rides down while the second only caused about half the ones I walked by to close.
  23. I too was confused when I went there about 5:30 yesterday to get dinner and saw it closed. At first I thought it was only going to be on Saturdays like last year, but apparently it's every day, except apparently on days they don't feel like doing it, when there a couple of pop up showers in the early afternoon or when Venus is in transit.
  24. From the Dback park cam, it looks like the line is only at the bottom of the stairs, so only looks to be about a 10 min wait for it. I've checked the 3rd party sites for wait times and, aside from Tues, they don't seem to be in sync with what I'veb een seeing.
  25. not always and for deliberate reasons...
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