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    Quote Originally Posted by Thadine View Post
    ** While at Epcot your child will get the chance to make a mask in the kidcot stations in Worldshowcase. In every country he/she can get a charm to hang on the mask
    I could have sworn that I read that they replaced the masks with some kind of Duffy colouring thing. We haven't done kidcot in a long time (whose brilliant idea was it to give sharpies to kids?) so I haven't paid attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clanmcculloch View Post
    I could have sworn that I read that they replaced the masks with some kind of Duffy colouring thing. We haven't done kidcot in a long time (whose brilliant idea was it to give sharpies to kids?) so I haven't paid attention.
    Yes, Duffy the Bear has replaced the "masks" but, really, it's the same thing. A cardboard cutout that can be colored with indelible ink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandie View Post
    If you ride the monorail, try to get in the first car, even if you can't get a ride in the nose, the engineer usually will give your kids a free trading card.
    I don't think they allow this anymore??

    However, the bus drivers for Disney Transport have trading cards if you ask. The kids love them.

    Not free, but pressed pennies- there are usually machines in many of the stores and that helps the "I wanna's" when your dumped into a store after a ride.
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    They don't allow it any more. Not since the accident.

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    I'm confused, Mousehelper........ what is not allowed anymore ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3Caballeros View Post
    I'm confused, Mousehelper........ what is not allowed anymore ?
    Sitting in the front of the monorail. They stopped after the deadly accident a couple of years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jilly7896 View Post
    Sitting in the front of the monorail. They stopped after the deadly accident a couple of years ago.
    We had a nice conversation with a monorail CM this week who told us that the monorail is regulated the Florida Dept. of Transpo and that Disney has petitioned them five times to allow guests to ride in the front. Since the monorail is considered transportation and not a ride, the FDOT will not allow guests to ride in the front. The CM doesn't know if Disney will continue to petition FDOT, but he hopes they do!

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    My kids really enjoyed it the few times we were able to! I hope they allow it again too!

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    How awful, riding in the nose was great

    But they still do the trading cards, yes?

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    All forms of transportation will pass out trading cards, including the boats. You may have to ask for them though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trueblue63 View Post
    But they still do the trading cards, yes?
    Yes when we were there in Sept they did them. Just ask every once in a while someone was out of them once the CM felt so bad they gave DD a pin instead. You can also get them at the little info booth at MK near the buses and boats.

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    Electric Water Pageant

    A great way to end a day at MK!



    Quote Originally Posted by Brandie View Post
    Of course we can't forget the Floating Electrical Pageant! Thanks for sharing!

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    Free hot chocolate!

    Everyone probably already knows this, but it was new to us. We were at MK a few weeks back and the weather turned quite chilly (relatively speaking). We had reservations at Crystal Palace and the had self-serve complimentary hot chocolate just outside the entrance doors. I've seen the complimentary ice water on hot days there, but the hot chocolate was a first for us. We sent the hubbys to go fetch us some later that night while we were waiting for fireworks. As for quality, let's just say I would not have been thrilled if I had paid $6 for it. For free, however, no complaints.

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    I didn't know about that! Thanks for sharing, Mandi!

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    I don't think we've mentioned the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom cards that they have at MK. We don't play the game but enjoy collecting the free cards!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janine View Post
    FWIW other resorts have 'movies under the stars' as well. Just without the campfire...
    HEY! I know you! LOL!

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    Where do you go to get the night vision goggles to view the animals at AKL? We were going to do that last year, but I wasn't sure where to go.

    I did want to mention that you can also get transportation cards at the TTC. We asked the ferry captain who was changing shifts at the time. He went in the building and sent a CM out to us. She came with rolls of stickers and stacks of cards. We got all the ones the kids hadn't collected through the week. It was our last day. The kids were thrilled to be able to get the rest of the boats and buses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by momofkids View Post
    Where do you go to get the night vision goggles to view the animals at AKL? We were going to do that last year, but I wasn't sure where to go.


    See the little paw print in the center of the right hand side of the map? That's where the night vision area is. The DH and I came across it by accident on night. It was pretty neat. There weren't a lot of animals for us to see, but we had fun talking to the CMs.
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    The Boardwalk Ballyhoo Guided tour, departs Wed-Sat at 9am, 45 minutes, no sign up required. Check in at Bellevue Lounge 15 minutes prior to departure...open to all ages.

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    At AKL, do the culinary tour of Boma and Jiko (it's around 4:00). At Boma, they gave us a free zebra dome, and at Jiko they gave us several Taste Of Africa appetizers to share while they talked. You dion't have to be staying at AKL to take this tour. I went to one several years ago at Sanaa where they gave you a free appetizer Bread Service at the end of the tour, but I don't know if they give that to you anymore.

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    More free stuff! Yay! Keep 'em coming!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandie View Post
    More free stuff! Yay! Keep 'em coming!

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    does anyone know if you have to be staying on disney property to experience any of these?? do they 'check' for a room card?

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    They don't check room cards at the resorts with the exception of entering the pool areas.

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    thanks

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