So, How IS Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party?

Welcome to the Main Street Pub, folks!  Pull up a bar stool and join John and Doug as they cover all of the latest news from around Walt Disney World!

What’s up this week, you ask?  Hmm.  Well … Does Doug rant … again?  Did John enjoy Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party?  Order a cold beverage, sit back, relax, and enjoy another jam-packed show!

Episode 477 – Our Sunday News!

Pirates of the Caribbean’s New Auction Scene … What’s Your Opinion? [Poll]

Have you seen it?  The Pirates of the Caribbean’s new auction scene is now “on line”.  Courtesy of a post presented by WDWMagic.com, check the new scene out on YouTube at their link …

The new auction scene in Pirates of the Caribbean!

As reported by WDWMagic, “The pirate auctioneer now oversees a sale of the townspeople’s most prized possessions and goods.  In this scene, the familiar redhead figure has switched sides to become a pirate named Redd, who’s just pillaged the town’s rum supply and has something to say about it.”

What are your thoughts, my friends?  Are you glad that Disney updated this scene?  Do you like the result that they have presented?  Would you like to have seen something else … something better?

Leave your comments on Facebook and on Twitter.  Plus, VOTE your mind in the poll below!  Its another mini-refurbishment from our friends at Walt Disney Imagineering, folks.  Did they hit a ‘home run’?  Or, did they deliver a ‘dud’?

Our Weekly Disney News!

What’s going on in Walt Disney World, folks?  To hear it all, catch the WDW Main Street Podcastthe place where rants were born!  

What are Doug and John excited about this week?  Hah!  From Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort to Toy Story Land.  From new World Showcase entertainment to holiday party pricing details.  There’s tons to discuss!  Does any of it deserve a rant?!  They  cover it all at …

Episode 440 – Our Sunday News!

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! The Fate of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover Has Been Decided!

Wow!  The votes and comments don’t lie.  Quoting one reader, “Do not touch the PeopleMover!  Or, I’m not coming back … ever!”

Or another, “I think this would be the final straw for me.  If they got rid of PeopleMover, I would have to say goodbye to WDW.”

And, yet, another, “If they remove the PeopleMover, I will officially give up my Annual Pass and buy a Sea World Annual Pass instead!”

I have to tell you, I’ve never seen such a lopsided poll.  Over 98% of you want the TTA to survive long into the future.  68% of you support “Leave it Alone”.  Meaning, most of you feel that not even the smallest refurb is needed!

Take my advice, Disney, you better heed these results and listen to these voices.  I read every comment posted on social media.  The fans are fiercely passionate and even addressed you directly.  Look …

“If they get rid of it, I may have to give up on Disney.  The PeopleMover was the model of the transportation Walt had planned for EPCOT.  That was the very type of transportation he had in mind.  Don’t get rid of it Bob Iger!”

In addition, over the past few days, we saw multiple versions of the cry, “Bring it back to Disneyland!”  Their version was closed in 1995.  The Disney-verse is still a bit bitter, it seems.  I told you, Disney.  Better listen up!  Here’s more …

“Eliminate?!  Who dares speak such blasphemy?!”  Or, “Keep it!  It’s an icon.  We need some nostalgia.”  And, “Leave it alone!  It’s a piece of classic WDW.”

There’s a lot more, my friends, trust me … “Leave it.  Not everything needs to be modernized or improved.  Some things are best left original and iconic.”

“There are some things that just need to be left alone.  This is one!”  Plus, “Nobody better touch my PeopleMover!”

Of course, you also provided some constructive ideas for improvement of the attraction, as well.  Some really good elements of an overall rehabilitation “Project Plan”, I’d say.  Like …

“Personally, I wouldn’t mind a bit more decor being added to the inside of the tunnels.”  And, “Maybe add some pizzazz for what you see when you travel through the indoor parts.”

From a functionality standpoint, we saw this sentiment several times … “I love it.  But, it is inaccessible for our family member who uses a wheelchair.  I would hope any refurb would address that issue.”

In the end, my friends, I think it’s fair to say that you have made your opinions and feelings very clear to Disney, the Disney-verse, myself, and anyone else.  In fact, we’ll let this reader sum it up …

“TTA is one of the most underrated Disney attractions.  It gives you time to relax and provides you with a chance to see around Tomorrowland as well as glimpse views of the Castle … with your feet up.  Take it out at your peril Disney”!