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    I'm just saying...

    I'm at a point where I'm curating my discretionary time to avoid "that makes me feel <bad-thing>," even if it is of High Quality. That rules out a surprising fraction of literature, film, etc. But, it hasn't been impossible. One particularly interesting example: Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour...
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    College Football!

    So this was an okay afternoon.
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    Coronavirus

    There is zero chance this will be contained to one global region.
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    Loophole closed for booking double LL with G+

    ...or they aren't dynamically pricing G+. I suspect that's more likely than increasing the LL capacity. I still think FP+'s core failure was that too many people used it, clogging standby lines everywhere.
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    Loophole closed for booking double LL with G+

    I’m glad they fixed this, and am surprised it happened so quickly.
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    New WDW Annual Pass Sales Paused

    I admit I'm kicking myself for not getting one for my upcoming March trip, but it wasn't a have-to-have thing; it was within a few dollars either way because there were only two trips planned in the AP year.
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    New WDW Annual Pass Sales Paused

    And that makes sense. Presumably, an appraisal is an attempt to figure out what the whole thing is worth independently of how it is managed. But how it is managed makes a big difference between doing just okay and printing money. In the theme park example, per-cap makes possibly even more sense...
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    New WDW Annual Pass Sales Paused

    As an aside: I haven't looked yet, but I'm guessing the DVC owners are apoplectic about this, as per usual.
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    New WDW Annual Pass Sales Paused

    That's my guess as well, though I don't think they are trying to depress attendance so much as increase the per-cap gate. I think of APers as the shock absorbers to demand. They are a loyal bunch and come back more often. But, they contribute less to the financial metrics of the park. That's...
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    Enchantment...Harmonious

    I'm not sure how you get out of MK and into World Showcase in 40ish minutes. (Enchantment's run time is apparently 18 minutes). I think the only way you could pull it off is to get lucky with a BC/YC bus that is there within 5 minutes or so of you getting there, and the line for that bus is...
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    I'm just saying...

    Interesting! I was worried about booking "late" (we won't know E's summer schedule for another month or three) but maybe that's a blessing in disguise this year.
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    I'm just saying...

    You are reminding me that my plans for May 2020 were Kyoto, Tokyo, and TDL. I may resurrect those plans, though it wouldn't be May and would have to be later in the Summer, which is probably a bad idea. We are hoping to do a substantial trip this summer to celebrate E's and R's graduation from...
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    Current Bus Experiences?

    Given WDW's market, if they require vaccinations I'll eat my mouse ears.
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    Pressed pennies

    They are not newbies, and visit a few times each year. They have different priorities than we do, and they know How They Like It. If they were blood relatives, I might push. They are in-laws, so my partner has to run interference if they want it to be different. Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys...
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    Pressed pennies

    We traveled with another family once where the kids in that family Did Not Get It. If you are not prepared to Follow The Plan for the first hour or two, there is another shiny distraction in the Parks every ten feet that can really throw things off. We were in Follow The Plan mindset. They were...
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    help! DVC resort audits

    I assume that Disney has competent accountants, and that whoever is auditing the DVC books is also competent. If that's true, then at worst they are apportioned based on total resort capacity. It's more likely that it is apportioned based on occupancy, but not certain. The difference is probably...
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    Current Bus Experiences?

    Even here in The People's Republic, mask compliance is starting to slip a little---It's no longer surprising to me when I see someone in a store w/o a mask, where a few weeks ago that would be very unusual. This is happening just as Michigan is spiking. My county is still doing more or less...
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    help! DVC resort audits

    I think I might be in this camp. Short of actually making people scan in for each transportation use, there is no good way to apportion transportation costs other than by endpoint per-capita. And, nearly all routes have one endpoint at one or more resorts. The park-to-park buses are an...
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    help! DVC resort audits

    Tim has some of the data that will get you started at DVC News https://dvcnews.com/dvc-program/financial/2016-resort-budgets I'm trying hard to think of one, but it's not obvious to me. Conservative dues would exert downward pressure on sales---that was a common refrain when RIV went on sale...
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    ADR Availability Thread

    I've been making night-before/morning-of ADRs for most of my lunches and dinners for years now. When WDW instituted the 24-hour cancellation rule, suddenly tons of stuff (including some really good stuff) starting showing up late the night before. In my best Gomer Pyle voice: "Sooo-prise...
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