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    So we are 115 days away from going back to see The Mouse

    This time around some friends, who have NEVER been to Disney are coming with us.

    In helping build the excitment (they really dont need any help, but its fun) Ive been texting them a daily "Disney tip, fact or Secret"

    So... I need AT LEAST 115

    HELP ME OUT!!

    Post your favorite tips, facts and secrets here PLEASE!!!
     
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    The ones Ive shared already:

    1. Cinderella's horse is the one with the golden bow on its tail at the carrousel
    2. There is only one "real" flag on the Mainstreet shops that gets taken down nightly
    3. The entrance floor to the Magic Kingdom is painted red, representing a red carpet :)
    4. There is a sowrd in the stone ceremony and whoever takes the sword out becomes king (thats all I remember, any extra info is much appreciated)
     
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    Did a little research...this looks cool

    The names of 2 of the approach procedures that all aircraft follow into their arrival at Orlando International Airport are named GOOFY TWO and MINEE TWO. Any pilot that flies into there can confirm this
     
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    Actually, I think you'll find that they're the GOOFY FIVE and MINEE FIVE arrivals.

    GOOFY FIVE Arrival

    MINEE FIVE Arrival

    There's also the PIGLT TWO Arrival but that one's RNAV.

    PIGLT TWO Arrival

    Tom :)macwave:... probably more information than required.)
     
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    uuuhh

    I like that one and had never heard of it before

    Thank you!! :hug2:
     
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    My tip: if you ask for a cup of ice water, at any counter service, you will receive a FREE cup of ice water.

    Bottled water costs a fortune, and I'm okay with FL water, so it's an excellent thing to me. :)
     
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    The water in the counter service places comes out of the Coke fountain machine so the water should be filtered :yes:
     
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    foreverducky Addicted to Mickey

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    Well, see, even better!:thumbsup:
     
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    You can get free tastes of several varieties of soda at Ice Station Cool in EPCOT.

    And yes, my favorite is beverly. Really.
     
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    Not sure what my favorite was...think it was ...er Coke....:tongue:

    Some of the stuff really was kind of freaky and to my American palate...kind of nasty.

    But to each his own...Tink that was a good idea, glad you remember it. Kind of cool to think the formula has to be tweaked to fit culuture's tastes.:yes:
     
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    I worry about you, really I do

    Hidden Mickeys have got to be a secret that most new to Disney don't know about - buy them the guide and get them to look for them or the smartphone app there are lots now - it really enhances the holiday and takes you to places in the parks you wouldn't usually go to

    Oh and the paintbrushes on Tom Sawyer Island - not sure if they still do it , but if you find one they jump you to the front of the queue for Splash Mountain
     
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    At Animal Kingdom:
    -Do the Kilimanjaro safari at different times of the day.
    -‘Pangani Forest Trail’: Avoid hottest time of day as gorillas will be asleep.

    Dining:
    -Compare lunch and dinner menus – often cheaper at lunch for same meal.
    -Many restaurants empty immediately before and during the parades.

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    [FONT=&quot]-If you are in a Park during in an unexpected shower and you need an umbrella or poncho but cannot see them on display, ask at counter.[/FONT]

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    Not really a secret but my favourite thing to do during any trip is to sit down on a bench for 1/2 an hour and watch the families and people go by - eat a mickey bar or have a dole whip while you are doing it but it is amazing to watch the groups of people go by all wrapped in their own tiny microcosms, often bouncing with excitement or arguing :lol:

    plus you get to rest your weary feet for a bit
     
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    You had me at "Dole Whip"......yumm
     
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    Not sure if it is confirmed but here is something on hiddend Mickeys:

    If you go to the Discovery Outreach Center (the learning center) in Innoventions East, they will give you the [​IMG] of Hidden Mickeys, just ask for it.
    REPORTED: Donna & Lisa 26 JUN 97
    It's true, the Discovery Center will give you the list. It's no where as complete as this page is though. They also have a whole lot of information available. Look through the binders and ask. Plus it's one of the few things in Disney that are still free.
    CONFIRMED: Matthew DeMizio 05 AUG 97
     
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    ugghh... I have to admit to leaving the Ice Station Cool after trying the Beverly hahahahaha
     
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    YES YES!!! Ive told them about Hidden Mickeys and Ive got the book :) didnt know there was an app.. will look for it now :) Thank you!!

    Ive heard about the paintbrushes, but I dont think Ive visited Tom Swayer island in the last 20 years :unsure:
     
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    EXCELLENT tips!!!!

    Had no idea about any of them!!!

    Thank you :)
     
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    birds of a feather ;) I like to do that at park closing, that way we dont stand for hours at the bus stop... except for the last trip with Tatiana when we would leave early
     
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    If you ever find yourself in Atlanta, GA (say hi to catrancher :wave:) and go to the Coke museum. They have a HUGE display of various flavors of Coke from around the world. They did have Beverly too. We were trying to get people to try it :tongue:
     

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