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WDW Resorts - Update & Rumor Thread

SkiBum

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I mean, there's no reason to ever truly justify spending that type of money to stay there. The only reasons to do it that I can accept is if you are just filthy rich and don't care about money or you are a Disney freak and want to stay as close to MK as possible (and again, kinda don't care how much it's going to cost you)
We really enjoy staying here (though not every time and not for long stays) because we spend more time at MK than other parks. We also use Dave's DVC to rent rooms at Bay Lake which decreases the cost quite a bit. However, I am starting to rethink all of this because the costs are getting out of hand anymore (not that they were cheap to begin with). OKW is a great resort (as long as you have a car) and is the least expensive, especially when renting. So, I am starting to think about only staying when I can get decent prices and, if not, staying offsite, which has been a no-no in my wife's eyes for a while.
 

GAcoaster

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That's not happening right now. If those were the head knocker things for the monorail beam and they were building a resort there they would have made them of big hefty I-Beams like all the others for construction sites around the beams. That is a small, temporary setup for clearing some brush out on the pad site. They do this every few years clearing brush there and on the islands in the lagoon.
 

GAcoaster

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The Polynesian monorail station reopened this morning, but the lobby doors are still closed at the main entrance while they finish the landscaping.
 
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Skold

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I liked The Wave pretty well; it had a neat entrance, waiting lounge, and bar.

It will be interesting to see what else you can do with such a "land-locked" (i.e. window-less) dinning area.
 
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I liked The Wave pretty well; it had a neat entrance, waiting lounge, and bar.

It will be interesting to see what else you can do with such a "land-locked" (i.e. window-less) dinning area.
Liked The Wave as well. If it’s changing to something like Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel, it’s got a cool retro vibe and since it’s also window-less it has lots of photos of old Hollywood stars and folks back in the day eating. If they go the same route, I would expect some throwback photos from the early 70’s when the park first opened.
 

OhHaiInternet95

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Alright, so I read this a long time ago (like almost twenty years in a WDW kid's guidebook), but is it true that the chandelier in the Boardwalk lobby contains a time capsule that's set to be opened next week?
 

JoeCamel

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Alright, so I read this a long time ago (like almost twenty years in a WDW kid's guidebook), but is it true that the chandelier in the Boardwalk lobby contains a time capsule that's set to be opened next week?
Well....


The Hippocampus Electrolier Chandelier weighs 3,000 pounds and is finished entirely in 22-karat gold leaf, hand-cut Austrian crystal, and custom-blown glass. Underneath there is a glass globe that used to be filled with sand and a time capsule to be opened on the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World. The globe developed a leak (or fell and cracked depending upon who tells the story) and the sand and the time capsule were removed and are supposedly in safe keeping.
 
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So Disney announced that All Star Sports will be closed indefinitely and currently All Star Music is only at 30% capacity. While it was alleged that this September lull in attendance was due to a buildup/pause in visits prior to the 50th in October, I think they may be more concerned about bookings since they are pausing more reopenings.