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jedkat


Member since 26 December 2011 | Blog

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Comment 09 Mar 2017

One additional "travel" thing I forgot regarding getting around the parks. The only park you absolutely have to use a bus to get to/from is Animal Kingdom. Echo everyone who said Safari is a must. I'll doubly echo getting in the morning and/or evening around actual sunset.

You can skip the buses for the rest of the parks for something different - assuming you have park hopper and can switch parks during the day. Use the monorail between Magic Kingdom and Epcot. It's less crowded (usually) and much more exciting for the kids.

A lesser known travel option is you can take a boat between Epcot and Hollywood studios. It provides a different view point and leaves Epcot every 20 minutes. You need to exit the park between France and England in the World Showcase and the dock is right there.

Comment 09 Mar 2017

Kids are going to love it.

Are you doing the magical express? I think you still have time if you aren't and it's free. 

If you want to wow the kids (or the better half) you can always do an in-room celebration.

Happy to answer any other park tips (early morning/evening magical hours etc..)

Comment 09 Mar 2017

There are two distinct halves of Riverside as well - alligator bayou and the mansions. The bayou side is much more in the woods (bug warning) and can be a longer walk to the main hotel area. So if you get put in that side and aren't feelin' it you can always request to change rooms - which we've done many times and it's usually no hassle at all. 

I would honestly recommend checking to see if they have any rooms in the Acadian House. IMO it's the best location at Riverside for being away from "all the foot traffic" but having a quick 4 minute walk to the food. Additionally it's very close to the kiddie pool + bar and also a quiet pool right next to it.

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lastly on the rooms - If you really want to impress - both Oak Manor and Parterre place are all jazzed up "princess rooms" if you want to upgrade.

Riverside also has 4 different bus depots so make sure to check out where you're staying and which depot is closest to you. You'll need this for when you get dropped off. I always recommend getting picked up to go to the parks at the front of the resort in the main bust depot.

Keep an eye out for evening movies several times a week being shown on the lawn between Magnolia Terrace and Oak manor. Usually disney movies with free popcorn and blankets. They also do campfires at night.

MapAdditional fun can be had by way of Horse and Carriage rides that go through both resorts.

Comment 09 Mar 2017

One of my favorites - stayed there in September. French or Riverside - I've stayed at both?

Not many people are aware, but at Riverside they have a 'fishing hole' that's tucked away in the center island where you can do old school cane pole fishing for like 6 bucks/30 min. If you ever need a break in the morning it's a great way to relax one morning and get some quality kid time. Mostly bluegill and sunfish but occasional bass as well. open from 7:30am - 2pm I think?

Did you guys go all out planning or are you winging some of it?

Comment 09 Mar 2017

Huge Disney fan - I'll answer any questions I can (kind of a slow day here).

Where are you staying?

Pro tip: Download the App if you haven't. It's crucial for getting all the info you need and/or making changes in real time.

Comment 03 Mar 2017

It'd be interesting to see for sure. Maybe I just remember the Indiana game and Jalen going off that has be thinking they resulted in more 10+ yard completions.

Obligatory #ESPNSUX because it's you...

(Yes that's sarcasm italics and elipsis)

Comment 03 Mar 2017

I bet if you removed all those "pop passes" to Marshal et. al. in 2014 is YPA would be more aligned with what it's been the past couple of years.

Not making excuses in either direction, but they do tend to pad the stats when there's almost no chance of an incomplete pass in those situations.

Comment 28 Feb 2017

Because I couldn't edit: It was Moundbuilders Country Club (was like 12 years ago).

And Absolutely not. I know you were making a joke, but that is serious business.

Practice time jumps up exponentially when you move from the 90's to 80's to 70's etc. I.E. going from 93 to 85 is a 1-2 hours a week hitting balls/putting and maybe a round of golf on the weekend for a month or two straight - You're basically fixing mechanical errors getting a good swing/finding what works for you. 

Going from 85-75 is probably 4x's (4-8 hours a week) that to really lock in. We're talking the starting of muscle memory and specific mechanics. All about repetition and starting to understand how to work the ball THEN you start around the green, 100 bunker shots, 100 chip shots, etc. THEN you play 2-3 times a week (9 or 18) with practice shots on the course.

Going from 75-69 and below is TEDIOUS grueling work and again 4x's (16-32 hours a week) the time. THEN you go play 4-5 times a week.  At that point you're striking the ball really well and consistently shooting around Par or scratch. You are trying to find ANY way to shave 3-4-5 strokes off your round - can you hit your wedge 150? How about 143 knock down into the wind? What's the muscle memory for that. Oh you want a high fade? Practice. Can you consistently hit 8/10 puts from 8 feet? Can you read a green easily? How many different pitch shots do you have? Can you hit your 5 iron as accurately and consistently as your gap wedge? Do you have your standard distances memorized?

There's a reason pros go back to the range when they're done.

/rant.

Trust me, but that point NO ONE is going to purposely miss anything. They've put too much time into it.

Comment 08 Feb 2017

Given an arbitrary compact gauge group, does a non-trivial quantum Yang–Mills theory with a finite mass gap exist?

Is a non-spherically symmetric gravitational pull from outside the observable Universe responsible for some of the observed motion of large objects such as galactic clusters in the universe?

Is Tennessee for real?