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11-22-14 12:37AM
Just had to share this pic I captured earlier of my hubby and our two youngest boys on Mater! I love the looks on their faces and that the boys have their hands held high in the air! Haha!! Pure joy!!
The best smiles come from there - UTDISNEYFAMILY   1398.5 #95 11-22-14 5:00PM Like(2)  Reply
This๐Ÿ‘† - RadiatorSprings4Ever  864.3 #182 11-22-14 5:02PM
๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘ - Tom   7155.5 #8 11-22-14 12:44AM Like  Reply
Weeeeee!!!!! - VfxGenie   1509.0 #87 11-22-14 10:03PM Like  Reply
Awww how sweet! ๐Ÿ˜ - Miss-E-Mouse   1388.8 #96 11-22-14 10:40PM Like  Reply
1701.7 #77 DL Qual #35 11-20-14 4:06PM
#NEWS -DAS Update.Today 11/20/2014 they rolled out updates to the DAS system.I tried to ask some of the questions that most frequent visitors would want to know.This is not meant to explain the DAS, just let people know that are already u  More...
This is EXACTLY what I heard was going to happen and I'm thrilled to death about it! Thank you for the info! FINALLY this system makes the most sense to me! - missmimi90   1457.3 #92 11-20-14 4:10PM Like  Reply
One other question though if anyone knows: if we are in virtual queue for a ride and then decide to switch to another ride, is that possible? Like could I go to a kiosk and switch from Space to Peter Pan? I would assume the virtual queue would be restarted which is totally fine. I'd just like to think I could because theoretically you could leave an actual line in favor of another. - missmimi90  1457.3 #92 11-20-14 4:31PM
I was told yes you can switch ride. Your time just starts over. Scenario was typically in reference to autistic child that often changes their mind. We will see how all of this works in practice. I've heard they run into issues sometimes with this similar system already in place for wheelchair guests. - DLKenCA  1701.7 #77 11-20-14 4:59PM
Interesting.   Thanks.   - Butterlina   1470.1 #90 11-20-14 5:36PM Like  Reply
Thanks for sharing this specially For when I go with my mom and she uses her wheelchair - foundpluto1   1379.0 #98 11-20-14 9:32PM Like  Reply
Keep in mind the DAS is now a bit closer to the way they operated the wheelchair. People in wheelchairs are considered "mobility" and have something slightly different. Spend a few minutes in City Hall or Chamber of Commerce. They can provide a map and instructions. It is "similar" but you normally have to go to the ride to get a return time. - DLKenCA  1701.7 #77 11-20-14 11:07PM
Question, what's DAS? - TakeMeToNeverland19   8.6 #10304 11-21-14 7:17PM Like  Reply
DAS stands for disability assistance service. It's for those with disabilities where standing in a normal stand by queue may not be feasible for any number of reasons. So those with individual situation can apply for a DAS which allows the person with said dosability and their party to wait in a virtual queue (I.e. If there is a stand by wait time of 45 minutes for Peter Pan, the DAS holder and their party can get a return time of 45 minutes for Peter Pan and then go to the attraction after they have waited the 45 minutes and ride the attraction). - missmimi90  1457.3 #92 11-21-14 7:46PM
This isn't the same thing as the wheelchair pass, is it? The going back after the wait time sounds like it - TakeMeToNeverland19  8.6 #10304 11-23-14 2:39AM
3054.0 #34 DL Qual #16 11-8-13 11:07PM
*Spoiler alert about the fantasy parade. MrS you cannot read my comment below. from today
I got to watch the Christmas fantasy parade today, so excited. I watch this parade religiously So here are the enhancements and/or changes of 2013. This is the first day so Iโ€™m not sure any More changes are coming but this is what I observed today. First the old teddy returned with the ballerina dancer replacing Duffy the bear as the lead bear. Duffy the bear is now on the Mrs. Santa Claus Replacing pluto who use to be on the roof waving a star for the tree. Pooh Bear and tigger got  e yore together , before he was always behind the mickey and Minnie float. They also added new snow skaters to the mix. Mickey and Minnie had new dialog in the park ice skating scene. Pluto replaced max in the goofy gingerbread scene and the old ingredient skit was removed. This was when goofy would say , we need yummy ingredients,candy canes go over there ect and the bakers would play with sacks and candy canes. Tiana was added to the princess float and ariel showed her new dress. They did not do the skit where the princess would get the candles and the princess came off the float for a few minutes and did a little dance then get back on the float.Chip n dale car still not making the braking sound (guests complained from last year as well. Missing where the 7 dwarfs from snow white and santa had new dialog as well.   - pikarich   3054.0 #34 11-8-13 11:08PM Like  Reply
The skiers were my favorite new part!! So cool!! - Mimmy   1442.3 #93 11-8-13 11:15PM Like  Reply
Bump , but this is from 2013, can't wait to see if and what new changes are coming for 2014, so according to a Disney blog the frozen float will be added to the fantasy parade, which makes me wonder if they have a secondfloat for the mmic key and Minnie ice rink float as the current one is being used by frozen - pikarich   3054.0 #34 11-1-14 12:42PM Like  Reply
Last bump, hopefully by Wednesday i can review this years - pikarich  3054.0 #34 11-7-14 7:32AM
Mickey and Minnie will not be ice skating this year ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ due to those sisters taking over EVERYTHING!!! ๐Ÿ˜ช Supposedly Mickey and Minnie will be replacing Donald and Daisy on their float but not ice skating! ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก - caramiapoohAKAface  3212.6 #31 11-7-14 8:17AM
yay to Tiana being added to the princess float!!! - OhanaPhoto   3234.3 #30 11-7-14 8:19AM Like  Reply
3054.0 #34 DL Qual #16 12-6-13 11:10AM
Mickey and friends Parking structure is one of any parking options at the theme park.it opened in 2,000 and at that time was the largest parking structure. the total space number total 10,250 spaces that included for busses,rv,motorcycle   More...
and don't forget to update this time on the app as the bridge entrance closes at some point and if they cycle the structure it should be posted as closed. thank you - pikarich   3054.0 #34 12-7-13 9:33AM Like  Reply
I always love your info posts!!! Thank you! And thank you for explaining what many may not know about when we ask about Mickey and Friends being pulsed! Great info! And, while loading the tram you may have a chance to see Reggie or Brother waiting to pull the  Cinderella wedding carriage!  - MrsSchnooks   2823.9 #37 12-7-13 1:39PM Like  Reply
I always wondered why they closed it and reopened it thru out the day. Thanks for this info!  - MaliceInWonderland   35.7 #4943 11-8-14 8:55AM Like  Reply
@Spoonfullofsugar , @sbshygirl - pikarich   3054.0 #34 11-8-14 8:59AM Like  Reply
liked this so it will bump up top @pikarich - draven898  409.3 #470 11-8-14 10:27AM
3054.0 #34 DL Qual #16 9-8-14 8:41AM
#cadavercall # mhp 2014 for Wednesday October 8th 2014. post your meetups, costume ideas and or plans if your attending this date
I'll be there!!!! - SassyKittyMeow   399.0 #494 9-8-14 11:37AM Like  Reply
Any idea on your costume  - pikarich  3054.0 #34 9-8-14 12:37PM
My go to is usually crazy Giants fan... But not too sure about this year.  - SassyKittyMeow  399.0 #494 9-8-14 1:43PM
Well be there but in blocking the costume choices am finding it hard to Let it go that the kids choose this this year - pikarich   3054.0 #34 9-8-14 12:38PM Like  Reply
I am having a hard time deciphering your meaning here haha.. You are letting the kids pick for all of you?  - amyb1076  353.8 #585 9-8-14 5:06PM
I hope you guys have a super fantastic time! - FrankenweenieVelinee   1505.6 #88 10-7-14 11:16AM Like  Reply
We will, but no pics ok  - pikarich  3054.0 #34 10-7-14 1:59PM
Any meet ups for tomorrow?!!! I cant wait!!  - anaggarciam   135.8 #2802 10-7-14 5:59PM Like  Reply
1281.8 #105 DL Qual #162 8-26-14 7:11PM
I would like to ask everyone to keep Pikarich and his whole family in your thoughts and prayers. They have just gone through a really tough few heartbreaking days and had to remove their mom from life-support today. You guys know he lov  More...
I'm so sorry for your loss. Look at all these people who care for you & want the hurt to stop. You are a great friend & you will get through this, just know that we care for you & are praying for you & your family - UTDISNEYFAMILY   1398.5 #95 8-27-14 4:17AM Like(2)  Reply
I am so sorry for your loss. Please remember she will always watch over you and be there for you. Every time you think of her she will be right by you. She will watch over you and your family now for all eternity. She still and always will love you all and protect you all - grumpyinphx   111.6 #3223 8-26-14 7:17PM Like(1)  Reply
Beautifully said! This made me cry!  Thank you for your heartfelt comment.  - DisneyGrandma  722.1 #222 8-26-14 7:43PM
@@@pikarich sorry to hear of your loss... I am here for you so just call or text if you want to talk or just someone to hang out with - JollyRoger5   3421.9 #27 8-27-14 1:30PM Like  Reply
I am so sorry for your loss! You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers and know she is watching over you. - ShariRenee   4349.8 #20 8-27-14 5:28PM Like  Reply
1505.6 #88 DL Qual #41 8-26-14 9:36PM
The La Brea Bakery crew here to represent & offer much needed support to our dear MW family. Life is precious, love on!
Tagged in: La Brea Bakery  Meetups  
To stitch family, we are praying for all of you during this difficult time. We feel for you, and send tight hugs. Philliprocks is praying for you as well.โ™ก                          - Aworldofcheer   111.3 #3224 8-26-14 11:23PM Like(4)  Reply
Yes we are!  - philliprocks  900.3 #168 8-27-14 9:09AM
Pikarich I am so sorry for your loss. I see your face and I know your sorrow. I know you don't care to hear this now but in the future the pain will be bearable. Please talk to your family, friends or anyone you are comfortable with as you go through your grieving. - Boundin   523.5 #341 8-26-14 11:21PM Like(1)  Reply
So sorry Pikarich about the loss of your mom.  Thoughts and prayers with you and your family. - verolly   772.7 #204 8-27-14 9:51AM Like  Reply
I'm so very sorry my friends.  My heart goes out to you.  Sending love and prayers..... - Willierose   2027.3 #58 8-27-14 10:19AM Like  Reply
3054.0 #34 DL Qual #16 6-20-14 10:40AM
DISNEYS RIDER SWITCH/PARENT SWAP AND SINGLE RIDER PROGRAMS, see the tips below
Parents, visitors, come from all over the world and with minis all the time. The entire family can enjoy including infants any ride that does not have a height requirement. But what happens when you want to ride a that any of your minis cannot ride due to height or scarred and you have multiple parents/adults in your group. Iโ€™m sorry you will have to sit outside and talk with other people while your group goes in and enjoys the rideโ€ฆsorry. Fear not Disney has a rider switch/parent swap program in place to accommodate this. First see a cm at the ride attraction and ask for the parent swap.  You will be issued a rider switch pass ( check the pass in most rides 2 people can go back but I have seen in some rides like btrr and splash where 3 can go back) or sometimes you are handed a red time card to exchange for a pass switch near the loading cm. Pay attention to where you are to return in some rides you return through the exit and in some you go to the fasspass line ask the cm.  Now while the rest of your party goes and ride , the adult watching the kids wait for their party members to return. Then you take your pass and Switch (based on the number of people allowed back could be 2 maybe 3 check your pass) and go though the designated return area and ride. Thank you Disney as this allows everyone to enjoy the ride without having to have an adult wait the entire wait time. Please note that you are not guaranteed immediate boarding. Another Program available is the single rider program. This is different and helps to fill open spots on certain rides and fill to capacity. The single rider program can open and close at any time and not available at all times if the ride time is short and or too many people are in line as well. If you decide to go as a group do not expect to ride in the same vehicle and will split and a single rider must meet height and age requirements to ride so donโ€™t send your 5 yr by themselves. Ask for single rider and you may be issued a single rider pass or directed to go to a separate single rider entrance. Final word parent swap is at any ride with a height requirement . Single rider is limited to In DISNEYLAND- ( splash mnt , Indiana Jones and matterhorn) and in DCA โ€“ ( soaring over California, RSR, California Screaming, Goofys sky school and at grizzly river run although grizzy does limit the number of single riers throughout the day. Hope this helps in planning your trips. - pikarich   3054.0 #34 6-20-14 10:41AM Like(5)  Reply
Great info - MickeyLumboCM  756.6 #210 6-20-14 9:40PM
Look at you all knowledgeable and stuff! - MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz  1072.8 #140 6-20-14 11:43PM
I had such a bad experience with the parent swap program. Each and every CM we spoke to gave us such an ordeal because they were trying to force us to get FREE instead. I never complain about Disney experiences but that was a first and I'm dreading having to try it again - DisneyRose   247.7 #1257 6-20-14 6:43PM Like(1)  Reply
FREE? @DisneyRose - Seebritatdland  268.6 #1058 6-20-14 6:53PM
What's FREE?? - brodysmommy  364.8 #555 6-20-14 9:48PM
ADDED TIP, you can still get a fasspass for your group and get a parent swap - pikarich   3054.0 #34 6-21-14 9:53AM Like  Reply
An interesting study conducted shows that younger children do not enjoy parent swap... but the older kids 13 and above think it is a very good program - MickeyLumboCM   756.6 #210 6-25-14 1:20AM Like  Reply
3054.0 #34 DL Qual #16 6-13-14 10:08AM
Disneys Fasspass program, read below
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How to use Disneyโ€™s original Fasspass. Find the Fasspass distribution Center at select attractions. Insert your pass or ticket. Get a return time to return to the attraction. You must use it within the time frame , early or late will not be accommodated. The only time you can use your pass after the time frame is if the attraction is offline during your return time. You cannot hold more than one pass for the same attraction or another. Check you fp will let you see when you can get another pass usually within 2 hours or after you use your pass up whichever is sooner. RSR and world of color are not connected to the rest of the park so you can get additional passes at other locations. Fasspass is open for select times, dates and seasons. Fasspass work like this. Each ride can ride a certain capacity per hour example at full capacity lets say indy can ride 1,200 riders per hours โ€“this is not the number ok, , so 1200 riders so say 10% of seats are reserved for fp so 120 seats are virtually held. When your ticket is issued a ticket you reserved one spot for that ride and keeps going until all passes are exchasted for the day, that is why as you look at the reserve board the time keeps moving up. And up unitl it reads-----, ------ meaning its all gone. I said original because we still use the original format in dl resort as newer versions of magic bands and fastpass + is in wdw although I personally like the version we have here. - pikarich   3054.0 #34 6-13-14 10:10AM Like(2)  Reply
You can get one fast pass every two hours or the start time on your fast pass ticket, whichever is sooner. Always read all the info on the pass. If you're there in the morning and get a fast pass say for Indy. Return time is 9:30-10:30. The pass says next fast pass is available after 9:30am. I would go at 9:30, grab a fast pass for another attraction and then come back and ride Indy. Fast pass distribution is halted when the attraction is down since CMs don't know how long the attraction will be be closed. Distribution resumes with the opening of the attraction as long as there are fast passes left. The amount of fast passes available also depend on the ride capacity during the day (number of vehicles, etc).  - IDVandalSkipperCM   2172.4 #54 6-13-14 11:35AM Like(2)  Reply
Thank you for the additional info ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š - pikarich  3054.0 #34 6-13-14 11:47AM
Some had posted this before and we tried it our last trip in DCA we got WOC, soarin, and Ca screaming fast passes all at once then I went staright tovtoy story which had no line yet cause it was rope drop. We usally do RSR laterr as singwl risw r and the longest we have waited is like 20 min. And we usally get to ride together or end up racing eachother! - minnielove83   28.4 #5444 6-14-14 5:43AM Like  Reply
Some days screamin' isn't on the same system(Roger Rabbit too). We've had fps for TOT and Screamin' at the same time before and on our recent trip couldn't do it.  - FoolishMortal138  326.0 #676 6-14-14 8:35AM
This is good info for new people.  I get asked how much they cost, by a lot of travelers. - Winnie111286   1734.7 #76 6-14-14 8:31AM Like  Reply
3054.0 #34 DL Qual #16 6-3-14 11:16AM
Disney rides and attractions never break. (see my explanation below)
Hello, before my mw days and frequent trips to disney parks I was unaware of many things on disney and how the parks work at times. I got to learn about disney magic and extra perks like the tender ride, wheeljouse, the secrect pet cemeteray for example and would ofthen complain about ride refurbs and a ride going down. But as a mw community we share lots of info and educate ourselfs with fantastic posts and history. So I'm going to tell you that Disney rides/attractions are NEVER broke.Disney has our best interest and safety  when designing a ride, so when a ride goes down/offline it's because it's doing what it's suppose to do.The main reasons a ride goes down/offline is not because it broke its because sometime cause the ride to be out of sync it could be spacing, speed, weight,a braking sensor. Believe cms would rather have the ride reset then go a do a walkoff which can close a ride down for a while since they have to get everyone off , then cyce the ride till it properly working again. There is a reason why cm are trying to get you to your ride in a specific time frame -to keep the line moving and to keep up  with the ride system when the green light goes it means go.The other reason a ride goes off is if too many of the ride elements dont work.This is another reason why attraction with alot of element can go down like on rsr and indy. This is also why rides go on refurbisment and although they dont always make sense of when they are done but are planned well in advance and not always to do all the neccesary repair and may have to do multiple refurbs for example small world went on refrub for a few months but they did not fix any of the missing elements just on safety issues addressed by osha. Remember safety first . this goes the same for parades and fireworks, remember everything is subject to change without notice - pikarich   3054.0 #34 6-3-14 11:18AM Like(6)  Reply
This is a message from pikarich and proudly endorsed by this MW'er ;) - ShariRenee  4349.8 #20 6-3-14 11:43AM
I too proudly endorse this message, and my campaign will use it as my message in the future!:D  Happy voting day!! - secretagentangel  1281.8 #105 6-3-14 12:12PM
Here here!! - FoolishMortal138   326.0 #676 6-3-14 12:22PM Like  Reply
Funny, I re-read this and I remember before my MW days too, I was always mad at that refurbishment sign. Now I know better!!! - secretagentangel   1281.8 #105 8-12-14 12:19PM Like  Reply