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What's new on the discussion board: Rough coasters and 2010 vacation plans

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Published: February 16, 2010 at 9:41 AM

Here's a look at some of the top discussions this week on the Theme Park Insider Discussion Forum:

  • Eugene Koh asks what's the roughest coaster you have ridden on?

  • Eugene also asks readers to post their 2010 trip plans. (And, yes, I'm heading out for another summer roadtrip this year. You'll find the parks I'm planning to visit in the thread.)

  • Another reader asks which attractions are included in the Universal Express Pass tickets for on-site hotel guests. (And James Rao provides the answer.)

  • Adam Nodjomian wants to know if anyone's participated in the Give a Day. Get a Disney Day free-ticket promotion yet. (And if you haven't, get with it. Disney's already given away dibs on [added] 600,000 of the one million tickets it allocated for the program.)

  • Eli Katzman is Disappointed in Updates for the official Intimidator websites, which he writes aren't being as updated as frequently as Cedar Fair updated the Diamondback website last winter.

  • Midge Bentley asks about the VIP Tours of Sea World Orlando, and gets two very different responses.

  • Finally, Amanda Jenkins wraps up her three-part trip report on her No Kids Disney Trip.

    Remember, you're always welcomed to post your trip reports, or to ask any questions you might have about theme park vacations, on the TPI discussion board!

  • Readers' Opinions

    From 67.219.87.194 on February 16, 2010 at 2:07 PM
    Actually, if you read the blog on Disney's website, they have NOT given away 600,000 of the 1 Million tickets yet. They have had 600,000 people SIGN UP to volunteer to date. Many of those 600,000 have not completed their service, and I would say it is a safe bet that a percentage of those will not EVER complete the necessary service for a variety of reasons. I think it will take several more months for them to actually give away the 1 million designated tickets for the program.
    From Robert Niles on February 16, 2010 at 2:46 PM
    Strong point about the tickets, but do keep in mind that those 600,000 have dibs on the tickets, and will retain dibs until their volunteer time comes and goes with them not showing.

    So if you want to be sure to get a ticket, you'd best sign up for a date soon.

    From James Rao on February 16, 2010 at 7:05 PM
    Robert, I just get chills up and down my spine whenever you put my name in the Blog Flume!!!! <3

    Seriously, I love these weekly discussion thread summaries. There is almost always a nice little pop in the number of posts in the threads you feature. Great idea!

    =D

    From 67.219.87.194 on February 18, 2010 at 6:32 AM
    I agree, you should sign up soon. I just wanted to point that out since there are people panicking on some other boards that all the tickets will be gone because they had already "given away" 600,000....there were people panicking on January 2 because the volunteer portal kept shutting down and they were afraid they wouldn't get an opportunity to volunteer! I know my family is signed up, and we should be done with our 8 hours volunteering at our local animal shelter walking dogs this month. Not only do we get a free ticket to Disney, but we have had a great experience giving back and will continue volunteering on a regular basis at the shelter. :)

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