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    Default Random thoughts from our adventure

    Has anyone noticed that all buildings on property seem to be kept at a higher temp than in previous years? I used to love the cold rush of full blast AC when entering any WDW property. At least this year my room thermostat was not restricted so I could play global cooling. Yay!

    Many reviews state that those staying at CBR don't notice the construction but imho CBR is destroyed. It'll be fantastic when it's done, for sure but if I'd never stayed there before then I probably wouldn't ever again. On the bright side the new Spyglass grill was a nice new addition.

    The Noodles at Skipper Kanteen are fire on the lips. That's a good thing for the first 10 min but after that it's inedible. Loved the first 10 min of the dish however.

    I did notice an increase in Disney "moments" where cast memebers empower themselves to make things right. Based on our schedule we weren't going to be able to get fast passes to the rides we wanted so my 8 year old started crying as he passed by Splash Mountain. A cast member saw this and gave us all fast passes. Also, in MGM I was looking for replacement batteries for my daughter's Star Wars Mickey light up ears that were several years old and not working anymore. A cast member looked for the batteries first but upon seeing that they don't offer the size she offered to simply swap out the old ears for new ones with new batteries. Nice!

    One last thing...everything, everywhere is under construction or destruction. It's definitely a transition period. I just hope from this point forward it doesn't always look like a work in progress.

    It was a great trip overall!

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    Glad you had a great trip!! Thanks for reporting!!!
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    I agree about the temperature! It used to be so nice and chilly ... now it is just "OK" in most places.
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    Glad you had a great trip!
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    Interesting about the cast member empowerment you mention. That sounds like a really positive move on WDW's part.
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    We were there from May 25 - June 2 and it was so hot! Even with the heat we found all the buildings and transportation adequately cooled. In some places we thought it was actually on the cold side.

    I agree about CBR. We love CBR but opted for a value for our 3 nights before we moved to the Poly, because after looking at videos of CBR there is no way I wanted to stay there. Even just driving by the resort it looked pretty bad from the road, so I can't imagine staying in that mess.

    We had dinner at Skipper Canteen and we won't be going back. Out of 4 different meals, no one liked their food.
    Denise

    Resorts we've stayed at in 20+ trips: ASMo, ASMu, ASSp, PC, CSR, CBR, POR, POFQ, WL, AKL Jambo, AKL Kidani, Poly, Contemporary, BC, YC, BWV, OKW, SSR, Swan, Shades of Green, Vero Beach, Disneyland Resort

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