Is Slinky Dog Dash the Best Coaster in WDW?

Hmm.  Great question, eh?  To get my full take, listen to my “glorious” and long-awaited return to the airwaves at …

WDW Main Street Podcast – Episode 461 – A Trip Report with Bob!

Yes, folks.  I’m finally back at the pub!  I dust off my bar stool and join John and Doug to provide a good, old-fashioned Walt Disney World trip report!

What will you hear?  Well, aside from Slinky, what breathtaking ride did I experience for the first time?  Where did Mrs. All in WDW and I stay?  What pool bar became our lunchtime home for a few days?  Listen to the show!

In the meantime, what do I think of Andy’s dashing dog?  Well, let me put it this way … it delivers way more zip than Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.  It’s not as wild and bumpy as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.  In short, it was a very good coaster.

Having said that, how long did I have to wait in line to enjoy the ride?  And, what impressed me the most about Toy Story Land’s new “marquee” attraction?  You guessed it!  Listen to the show!

By the way, catch John’s “live” ride-through as he dashes through Toy Story Land on Slinky’s back!  Find it here!

Monday Menu Mania! [Poll]

Good morning, folks!  Let’s jump into a little bit of Disney Dining, shall we?  Where, oh where, should we eat today?  Hmm.  Let’s let the boys over at the WDW Main Street Podcast give us a “jump start”!

That’s right!  Join John and Doug as they pull up a couple of stools at the Main Street Pub and discuss John’s upcoming trip to Walt Disney World!  Both Doug and I have trips on the near horizon, as well, by the way.

Episode 432 – John’s Menu Mania!

Anyway, they cover the menus from the three restaurants at which John has reservations this time around – The Hollywood Brown Derby, Cítricos, and Yachtsman Steakhouse!  What a delectable trio!

So, join them for appetizers, devour some entrees, and dine on desserts.  It’s a super-delicious episode, folks, so grab a knife and fork, sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

Afterwards, please let us know … at which of these three would you prefer to dine and why?  Use the poll below and leave us comments on Facebook or Twitter with your opinions!

What?! Disney is Raising Ticket Prices Again?! Our Response …

That’s right, folks.  With immediate effect, the cost to visit the place “Where Dreams Come True” has risen to even greater heights.

Are you looking for a one-day ticket to the Magic Kingdom?  $119.  And, that’s the “regular” price!  Do you need it during a peak season?  $122!

Geez.  I remember the good, old days.  You know, the days where the idea of “breaking the triple-digit threshold” was thought to be impossible.  Want that $100 ticket now?

What is our response?  Well, Mrs. All in WDW and I might have been ahead of the game for once.  Late last month, our Annual Passes were due for renewal.

I thought that we were going to end up regretting this, but, because of the web site, we renewed my ticket.  However, due to rapidly-inflating costs (for everything WDW-related), we did not renew hers.

Before we get criticized for being anti-Disney, look at it this way – a Platinum Pass (for Florida residents) is now $729 … up from $679.  Folks, that is a bit over a 7.3%!  I don’t know about you, but I did not get a 7.3% raise last year.  Not even close.

True, we’re not Florida residents, but that doesn’t matter.  The $705 that I paid for my renewal still gave me sticker shock.  This time around, I couldn’t bring myself to hand over a whopping $1,410!

With less-frequent trips to Orlando in our immediate future, Disney’s announcement solidifies our feelings that we made the right choice.  For us, our budget couldn’t swallow the bitter pill.

Are we the only ones who feel this way?  Not at all.  Check out John Peters and Doug Davis as they dropped into the Main Street Pub yesterday to rant about this sad news.  Catch that excitement at …

Episode 431 – Disney Raising Ticket Prices!

In the meantime, what do you think?  Do these latest increases push you over the edge?  Leave your thoughts, comments, or opinions, here on this post, on Facebook, or on Twitter!

The Results are Final! Did Woody and Buzz FINALLY Take Hollywood by Storm?!

Great tournament, my friends!  Before we congratulate the victor, though, let’s check out a little bit of history.  It might spread some light on just how fierce Hollywood’s rivalry has been over the years.

2013

  1. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror – 45 votes
  2. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith – 33
  3. Toy Story Midway Mania! – 27
  4. Fantasmic! – 6

2014

  1. Tower of Terror – 30
  2. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster – 23
  3. Fantasmic! – 22
  4. Toy Story Mania! – 22

2015

  1. Tower of Terror – 30
  2. Toy Story Mania! – 28
  3. Fantasmic! – 19
  4. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster – 15

2016

  1. Toy Story Mania! – 18
  2. Tower of Terror – 17
  3. Fantasmic! – 10
  4. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster – 7

2017

  1. Tower of Terror – 94 (?!)
  2. Toy Story Mania! – 34
  3. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith – 33
  4. Star Tours – The Adventures Continue – 27

2018

  1. Toy Story Mania! – 44
  2. Tower of Terror – 35
  3. Fantasmic! – 34
  4. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster – 30

Wow!  Incredibly consistent, year-after-year.  Remarkably close … most of the time!  What happened with Tower in 2017?  Where were those 94 supporters in 2018?

In the end, Hollywood’s story boils down to two main characters – the “terror-striking” tower that has ruled the roost four times and the “box” of toys that, this year, reclaims the crown it stole(?) by one vote in 2016.

Toy Story Midway Mania!?  This year, there is no question.  Congratulations!  Beloved by most, enjoyed by many, you are the 2018 All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Hollywood Studios Attraction!

Let the Fireworks Fly! Welcome to an Exciting Hollywood Grand Finale! VOTE!

Greetings, folks!  Are you all “voted” out yet?  I hope not.  After all, we have one more day to go!  Welcome to our incredibly exciting finale!  A huge event, indeed.

What a great “six-pack” of attractions you’ve assembled.  Take a look at them!  All top-of-the-line experiences.  As good as any anywhere, I’d argue.

Hey!  In fact, I’m going to stick with what I kind of said yesterday – take even these six with a couple of delicious Disney meals – well, that would still be a great day!

Today’s voting is very straightforward.  Below, I present you with your six most-sensational Hollywood “stars”.  What’s your job?  VOTE for as many as THREE attractions!

My friends, by day’s end, you will have “crowned” a “king”.  You will have determined which of these beloved “gems” is the 2018 All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Hollywood Studios Attraction!  Go ahead!  Get VOTING!