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  1. Bad news... out of my control but I cannot stream this trip. Sorry guys. However, I will be sure to learn how to and do so on my next trip. I booked for April 2018 just waiting to see if I can get off from work! I'll be asking lots of questions while I try to learn!!
  2. OK positives on the cam. Good! I was thinking tripod that is designed for that cam. Now, wires/cables. What wires/cables we referring to here? Extra USB cables to the camera USB cord attaches to the laptop? As for the plug strip, I was going to order one on Amazon, then I saw the reviews how they almost caught fire. Think I'll just get one from Home Depot or Loews.
  3. Hello EoE people. Hope you can all help. I am going to WDW in October, staying a few days at Animal Kingdom Lodge with a savanna view. I want to stream for you all. Last time I tried, my webcam wouldn't work with my laptop. So, a new cam is needed. I am looking at buying this cam. Is it any good? What other pieces of equipment would I need? I know I need the laptop and maybe an extra UBS cord to plug the cam into the laptop, since the laptop will probably be kind of far from the cam. But any other equipment pieces I would need, please let me know. Thank you! Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, Widescreen Video Calling and Recording, 1080p Camera, Desktop or Laptop Webcam
  4. Thanks Fiz. Maybe live broadcasting the channels aren't a good idea. I'm sure Disney watches these sites and more than likely I'd be breaking some rule I'm sure they have.
  5. Is there anyway to hook up a laptop to the TV set in the resort and then live stream the WDW TV channel? Example, I have a direct capture device which would allow me to download/record the Must Do show with Stacey to my laptop. Is there any device, or any way, with the capture device, to live stream that channel to Eyes on Ears?
  6. Oh man, what can I say about this... Well, I was recently in WDW and found the wifi to lack. I couldn't connect at all in my room at the boardwalk. My network said I was connected but the internet would never come up. Just kept loading and loading. I didn't find the issue to be that bad in the parks however. I was able to get into my MDE account, look at the wait times, book and ADR on the fly, and even check on my fast passes. There were only one or two times I can remember getting the loading circle without connecting. But I agree, having lousy wifi at the resorts is bad show and terrible. Sometimes I wonder what happened to the technologically advanced Disney.
  7. Friday July 17, 2015 Our last day in Walt Disney World. And another day with no theme park plans. However, I had set up a tour of the Polynesian DVC rooms while in Epcot on Wednesday. I approached the DVC kiosks and spoke with the guide. He set up the tour for me, as a member, and even had set up for us to be picked up at BoardWalk. Well, two of my friends planned on coming out to visit me on Friday. So, on Thursday I called the DVC number to see if I could add them to the tour. No problem I was told as the Cast Member added their information to the roster. My friends arrive at the BoardWalk after going food shopping. They planned on cooking us dinner in the room instead of going out to eat. We gladly accepted. My friends had the bell hops help bring the food and the pots/pans up to the room. We knew we were going to get one heck of a well cooked and delicious meal. Well, the time came to meet the DVC van in front of the BoardWalk. We got into the vehicle, and our driver took us over to the Polynesian. We met with one of the DVC representatives who took us inside to meet with the tour guide. Here is where the confusion comes into play. The Cast Member I spoke with on Thursday mistook my adding of my friends as we were booking the tour for them, and she changed everything to the complete tour for new, potential DVC buyers. I explained that wasn’t the case. I booked solely as a member to see the Polynesian rooms, but added my friends on since they were coming to visit. I didn’t want to leave them alone, and figured they would love to see the rooms too, while spending time with us. The guide had to call his manager, who then seemed to get annoyed with my friends as they explained they were not interested in the full tour, and they were only accompanying me as I viewed the Poly rooms. We finally got things cleared up after much confusion. The guide took us to the studios first. I fell in love. The rooms are unreal. What did me in was seeing the bungalows. Stunning. I wish I had the cash to buy into Polynesian. I’d love to stay in the bungalows. But I do not have enough points. I can stay in the studio though. And with my point totals, I can do two weeks. I’m thinking about it for 2016. We left Poly and the DVC was drove us back to BoardWalk. There, we went over to the pool for a while. I didn’t go in the water. My friends did though. I just sat on the lounge chair. After they had their fill of swimming, we went back to the room for dinner. My friend cooked a chicken and pasta dish she found on Pintrest. And it was great. So good, in fact, I had two helpings. And then dessert, apple pie and coffee. We sat on the balcony having dinner and dessert. Put my Illuminations CD into the DVD player so we could have some mood music in the back ground while we ate. And as night fell, we managed to once again catch the fireworks show from DHS. We had a great last night in Walt Disney World with my friends visiting. We said we would meet up again when I visit in December. After they left, my other friend and I packed our stuff knowing we were leaving the next morning for our journey home. Next up: July 18, 2015
  8. Thursday July 16, 2015 Well, our theme park days were done. We slept in on Thursday since we were going pretty strong for the previous two days. And funny, the 16 hours in Magic Kingdom never caught up to me, I cannot say the same for my friend. He zonked out as soon as we got back to the room from Epcot, and didn’t wait up until after 9:00 AM Thursday morning. But still had time to make our 10:00 AM ADR for Kona Cafe. Can we say TONGA TOAST?????? Since we had no real plans for the last two days, I went ahead and booked a tour at Golden Oak. For those unfamiliar, Golden Oak is a private residential development, where Four Season is located, by Disney right on Walt Disney World property. But before we took the tour at Golden Oak, we drove around for a bit checking out all the new developments in the area. We even stopped at a new development to look around. The agent was nice enough to take us into a model apartment. I forget the name of the development, but I can tell you the apartments were really nice. Luxury apartments are renting for $1350 a month. In my area, luxury apartments rent for $2600 and up, depending on how many bedrooms. We then drove over to Golden Oak. I booked the tour not as a buyer but as another real estate agent interested in the development and setting my sites on making business contacts in Florida. Now, as per our regulations, I cannot claim Golden Oak as my own listing. But I sure can find buyers and refer them to the agent I met. Now, if I only knew millionaires!!!! The agent came out to meet us in the waiting area. She showed up the model of the land, and explained where the new homes were about to be built. We watched a video they send out to potential buyers before we left to view the homes in person. She took us in her vehicle and drove over to the first model home. We walked in and my jaw dropped to the floor. Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. I was lost for words. Huge living room. Huge master bedroom. Heck, the bathroom was the size of many bedrooms I see when showing homes or apartments in my town. And I’m only talking the toilet bowl area, not including the shower. Each home had an elevator to take you to the second floor. And the contractors would theme your bedroom to anything you want. The rooms we saw had a Frozen theme, a pirates theme, and a Cinderella theme. I was told they would even do a Star Wars theme for you. If I only had millions of dollars to spend, I’d have my very own Star Wars themed bedroom in my mansion at Golden Oak. We met some upper managers in charge of running Golden Oak. Each was extremely nice. They seemed to appreciate the interest I was showing in Golden Oak. We explained how I was an agent hoping to drum up some business and refer potential buyers. Before we left, the agent and her broker gave me marketing materials to bring back to my broker, and of course, for myself. I’m back three weeks now and still trying to find out how to market these homes without sounding as if they are my listings. I’ll figure it out though. I’m that determined. I’ve just been very busy since I been back. After Golden Oak, we went back to Walmart. My friend and I picked up some snacks for the room, and something to drink. We also bought more bottles of water for our journey home on Saturday. Earl of Sandwich was dinner again on Thursday night. We hopped on the bus at BoardWalk to Downtown Disney. My friend wanted to walk through World of Disney. Who was I to object? I like how they redid the cash registers. The store feels a little more roomy now. The expansion of the store should help even more with the overcrowding. We grabbed our sandwiches from Earl and went back to the room. This time we sat on the balcony eating dinner. The room over looked the pool with the clown face slide. We had a view of Tower of Terror, and were able to hear Fantasmic as we dined. Then we saw the Frozen fireworks as we continued to sit outside. The night was growing old, and time was getting late, so we went back inside. We picked on some of the chips we bought while watching Disney’s Must Do’s again. I couldn’t keep my eyes open anymore, so I called it a night. We were heading into our last full day, and we had something planned, which I set up on Wednesday, and finalized on Thursday. Next up: Friday July 17, 2015
  9. Wednesday July 15, 2015 continued After lunch, we left Epcot to head back to the BoardWalk. We unpacked my car and trekked up to the resort. Unfortunately the walk to the room was a long one. I felt like we were walking through a maze just to find our room. And carrying heavy bags was no fun either. That really made the walk tiring. Sweat was pouring off me by time we reached the room. I hopped into the shower to freshen up. We went back over to Epcot around 4:00 in the afternoon. First stop was The Land to see if Living with the Land had died down. The line was still obscenely long. The line for Test Track was just as long as earlier in the day. So I went to a kiosk to see if I could get a fast pass. Test Tracks were all gone. I was able to secure one for Living with the Land though. We decided to check out Universe of Energy at this time. The attraction is still full on 1980s/1990s cheesiness. Please, Disney, do something with this attraction too. And I don’t mean shut it down without a replacement, like Wonders of Life. After Energy, we used our fast pass for Living with the Land. I love this attraction. It is very relaxing. True, it isn’t spectacular. But there is something about it I just love. After Land, we walked over to Test Track and decided to ride it with the single rider line. We didn’t care if we got split up. We’ve done that before. This was my friend’s first time riding the new Test Track. He liked it. He said he liked it much better than the previous version. The time was approaching 8:00 PM. We had finished everything in Future World. But we didn’t really do World Showcase. We never got to sit and watch American Adventure. We didn’t stop inside any of the country pavilions, except for Mexico and China. And forget the movie for Canada and France; we never got to see those either. But that did not really matter to us, even though I really wanted to see American Adventure again. That show amazes me each time I view it. We scoped out our spot for Illuminations on a bridge between France and International Gateway. We figured the bridge was the perfect spot to watch from because, once done, we could just walk right to the boat docks. Illuminations was once again perfect. Truly is my favorite night time spectacular in Walt Disney World. My trip never feels complete until I see Illuminations. Well, after the show, we walked over to the boats and took that nice relaxing trip back to the BoardWalk. Upon arriving, we headed over to the General Store to kill some time. I picked up a candy bar cause I was desiring chocolate. We went back to the room and crashed for the night. Our park days were done. Now we had to fill up two days without doing the theme parks. Easy said, easy done!!!! Next up: July 16, 2015
  10. Wednesday July 15, 2015 I woke up early, around 7:00, to shower and get ready to check out of Saratoga Springs. I ate breakfast as my friend showered. We finished packing and put our bags, and my cooler, into my car. I drove over to the check in/out desk to check out of Saratoga, then over to BoardWalk. Stupid me took the wrong turn and I ended up in Epcot’s parking lot LOL. Anyway I drove over toward DHS to get to the Epcot Resort area hotels. I parked my car and walked over to check in. The room was not ready at 9:00, which I fully expected. The Cast Member gave me the parking pass for my car and told me I could leave my car in the lot where it is and enjoy Epcot. So that is exactly what we did. I parked in the lot, leaving our bags in my trunk. We walked over to the Boardwalk and hopped a boat to Epcot. We entered Epcot through International Gateway in World Showcase. We made the long trek to Future World where our first fast pass, Spaceship Earth, was now available. The line for SSE was extremely long, so we felt satisfied selecting SSE for a FP, as not much is worthy a FP in Epcot anymore. I still don’t like the ending to SSE, and I really don’t care for the narration. Judy Dench’s voice is so monotone; it could put me to sleep. Other than that, I still love SSE, the beginning of it anyway. We then made our way to Test Track, but once we saw how long the line was, we walked away. We headed to Imagination instead, and of course, walked right on. Ok, I lied; we had a 5 minute wait. I’m hoping they really do something drastic to Imagination. The ride needs it. This version is just bad. Our fast pass for Nemo was up next, so we crossed over to the Seas. We didn’t even need the fast pass. Nemo was a walk on. Ok, so we wasted one fast pass selection, but I really had no other choice. With the tier system in place for Epcot, the selections for fast passes are slim. Well anyway, we rode the clamshell for Nemo, and walked out feeling unfulfilled. That ride had so much promise, but short on delivery. They should have put in a better dark ride in Animal Kingdom. I hold out hope they add Australia one day and include a Nemo dark ride to do it justice. Nemo deserves it. After Nemo, we made our way over to The Land. We had some time before Soarin, so the idea was to take in Living with the Land, then hit Soarin. Well, Living with the Land had an hour wait. AN HOUR!!!! So, we went over to watch Circle of Life instead. Then we sat down by Soarin waiting the 15 minutes for our time to come. While waiting, I received the text saying our room at BoardWalk was ready. We hit up Soarin, with a minimal wait at the fast pass line. Again, cannot wait until the new movie Soarin Over the Horizon. And that third theater will for sure make a nice dent in the wait time. I had made an ADR for Nine Dragons on Tuesday while in Magic Kingdom. The ADR I made was for 2:00. We were finished with Soarin about 12:45. My friend suggested we leave to bring our bags to the room. I suggested we just stay to have lunch first then go. I didn’t want to get charged for the ADR. We walked over to World Showcase, and visited Mexico first. We rook a ride on Gran Fiesta Tour, with no wait at all. Pretty much had the boat to ourselves. I felt bad for the CMs working the attraction. They really had very little to do. Not one person was coming to ride the attraction. The time was only 1:00 at this point. Our ADR was for 2:00. I said to my friend, “Let’s just go to Nine Dragons now. Why wait?†He agreed. I told the girl at check in I had a 2:00 ADR. She took my name and sat us right away. So yea, we arrive an hour early, and we still were seated. The restaurant was dead though. Only a handful of people were eating there. That is a shame because I think Nine Dragons is a fantastic restaurant.
  11. Tuesday July 14, 2015 continued We left Frontierland and entered Adventureland again. This time around we took in the tiki birds show. By 5:00 we had mostly everything done. I couldn’t believe it. My friend was just as shocked as I was. We had so much time to kill. I figured we could go to a kiosk and see what kind of fast passes was available, hoping to get one for Peter Pan. We saw a huge line at the only kiosk in Frontierland, so I said off to Tomorrowland to see how those kiosks looked. But before going to Tomorrowland, my friend wanted to grab something to eat. He felt like having fish, so we stopped in Columbia Harbor House. He had a fish dish. I was still pretty full from the BBQ Slaw Dog, so I only had a frozen lemonade and yogurt. We arrived in Tomorrowland, and over to the kiosks I went. I was able to snag a FP for Buzz Lightyear. Because we had some time before the FP arrival time, we rode Peoplemover again. Then we took in Carousel of Progress one more time. Finally, we got in line for Buzz to help defend the galaxy from the evil emperor Zurg. I don’t know how it happened, but my friend was kicking my backside when all of a sudden I shot past him. I had to hit a far away target for mega points. Just don’t ask me which target I hit. I can never tell. We skipped Stitch and Monsters Inc again. I went back to the kiosk to see if I could score Pan fast passes again. I was able to secure a return time of 11:00PM to 12:00AM. I thought that was perfect; we would catch MSEP, Celebrate the Magic, and Wishes then Pan. We took a walk over to 7D to see if we could get on one more time, but the wait time was somewhere over 100 minutes. We said forget that. I made my friend try a Lefou’s Brew. I’m not crazy about it. I do like it, but I do not think it is as good as butterbeer. He liked it though. Disclaimer: he hated butterbeer, thought it was too sweet. We had some time before MSEP, but we decided to stake out our spot on Main Street anyway. I found a spot by the town square and sat on the curb. My friend took a walk through the Emporium looking to see what merchandise he wanted to buy. He returned a few minutes before the parade started. And right before the parade, I gave up my spot on the curb on Main Street to two female friends, probably about 12 or 13 years old? They wanted to sit, but there was only enough room for one of them to sit, and it was right next to me. So, I got up and told the two of them they could sit together. They were happy and thanked me. I still had a good view and that is all that mattered to me. The parade started and slowly made its way up Main Street. I love that old music to MSEP. However, it is time to retire the floats and bring in a new night time parade. After the parade, we grabbed a spot to stand for Celebrate the Magic (was the same show from October 2013, just Frozen added in), and then Wishes. We worked our way through the crowd which was heading for the exit. We were heading back into Fantasyland. Before Pan, we rode Small World for a second time, watched Philharmagic for a second time then lined up for Pan. Not one person was online for fast pass, and very few online for standby. We got in our Pan ride and had officially completed each attraction in Magic Kingdom. Yes, we did ride the Magic Kingdom Railroad, just didn’t mention it in the report. We also didn’t ride Pirates of the Caribbean since the attraction was closed for refurbishment. Ok, let me clarify, we did everything we wanted to do. No, we do not do the meet and greets or Dumbo or any of the other kiddy stuff. We did walk through Storybook Circus so my friend could see what they built. Last time he visited, Mickey’s Toontown still stood. His last trip was right before Toontown closed for good. The day was finally done. We spend 16 hours straight in Magic Kingdom. We exited the park, hopped the bus to Saratoga Springs, and arrived a little after midnight. Needless to say, we crashed hard once we got back into the room. We had a wonderful day in Magic Kingdom. Wednesday would be another fun filled day. Next up: Wednesday July 15, Boardwalk and Epcot