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The forums are a part of Pete Werner's Unofficial Online Guide to Disney World (http://www.wdwinfo.com), also known as "The DIS". The site is owned and operated by Werner Technologies, LLC., and has no affiliations with the Walt Disney Company or any of its subsidiaries.

The DIS is designed is to give Disney fans a place to share their experiences with each other, and to assist each other in planning Disney vacations. We welcome visitors of all ages and it is our number one goal to keep the DIS friendly, fun and informative. With this in mind, we have created guidelines that will keep the DIS a site that anyone can enjoy whether they're a child or "child at heart."

The following guidelines/rules are in effect for our message boards:

1.  FOR SALE

For sale ads are strictly prohibited on any of the DISboards.  Anyone posting such ads will have their post deleted. This same policy applies to links to your ebay/auction listings . "For sale" posts includes requests for donations (see below).  In addition, "Vote for me" posts are not permitted on the DIS. This includes requests for support in an online contest, sweepstakes, lottery or other event designed to yield personal gain.  

2.  NO PROFANITY

Simply put, don't use swear words and don't post or link to suggestive or inappropriate photos. The boards are equipped with censoring software. If you try to use a profanity, it will be filtered and appear as all asterisks. Please don't get creative in an attempt to bypass the filters. This is considered the same as using the word itself and will result in an infraction. If you post or link to pornography, you'll be banned from our site.

3. POSTS REQUESTING "DONATIONS"

From time to time our members ask to post information about a fund raiser or other support event for charity. If you are participating in or wish to promote a charitable event, please email the webmaster at corey@wdwinfo.com for permission first.  We only allow posts that are in support of registered non-profit organizations and donations must be made directly to the organization in question via the internet.  No requests for cash, money orders, checks or items to an individual, or personal address will be permitted.  All such requests must be approved by the webmaster PRIOR to being posted.  We're sorry, but requests for school/sports fund raisers are not permitted.

  4.  NO FIGHTING/SARCASM

While we'd like to think that a Disney fan site is always lighthearted, there are times when there are disagreements. Let's face it, there are certain topics that can transform any of us into a raging "Donald Duck." When you sense this is happening, we ask that you step away from the discussion before it escalates into a fight. Just like Mom always said about fighting, we don't care who started the argument and we don't want it on the DIS. (Okay, she didn't say the part about the DIS, but you know what we mean.) No attacking others and no sarcasm please. Either will result in an infraction

5.  POLITICS/RELIGION

Because of the large number of complaints of personal attacks related to these subjects and inability for many people to keep a civilized conversation when discussing these hot-button topics, politics and religion will no longer be appropriate topics on our forums. Political or religion based posts or threads will be removed, and repeated violations of this rule can result in an infraction.    

6.  NO PERSONAL MESSAGES

The types of posts that we like to see on the DIS are those that everyone can participate in and benefit from. When a post is intended for an individual, it creates a problem and can be very awkward for both the person you're publicly contacting as well as others. Did you know that you can easily get in touch with almost anyone via the DIS Private Message system? Simply click on the name of the person and you should see a link for sending them a private message and/or email. If you come across a situation where the person has blocked these options, we're sorry, but you still can't use the boards to get in touch.

7.  ADVERTISING

The advertisers/sponsors who you see on the DIS are carefully chosen. While we welcome discussion of them as well as other businesses that you have information or questions about, if it's determined that you are using the DIS to promote a commercial venture, you will lose your posting privileges. This includes choosing a username that refers to your business, organization, or website. In addition, links to the company's website will be blocked. Also note that we do not want the boards to be used for solicitations or for requesting referrals. Requests for advertising can be directed to Corey@wdwinfo.com for consideration.

8. STAYING ON TOPIC:

Each of the DIS boards focuses on a specific topic.  Please look the choices over before posting on the wrong board. For instance, you don't want to ask about park hours on the Restaurants Board or tell everyone about your stay at the Caribbean Beach Resort on the Disney Cruise Line Board. It makes it easier for everyone to find what they're looking for when the boards stay on topic.

9. MODERATORS

The DIS has a wonderful group of Moderators who have volunteered to assist our visitors and monitor the boards. Part of their responsibilities are ensuring that our guidelines are followed which may require that a thread is edited, deleted, closed or moved. If these decisions impact you, we ask that you respect them. Should you have any questions, please direct them to admin@wdwinfo.com. Any discussion about a Moderating decision that takes place on the boards could result in an infraction.

10. LINKS TO OTHER SITES

You are welcome to link to your web site on our boards provided that a) you are not promoting a commercial service or for-profit venture, b) you don't post primarily to promote your site and c) that you place a return link on the home page of your web site. Before posting a link to another site, we ask that you please first check to see if the same information is available on www.wdwinfo.com.

Links in your signature to other websites must be in plain text, as in this example: (www.myexample.com). Any bolding or embellishment will be considered advertising, and is not permitted. For more information on advertising in the signature area click here.

11. DISCOUNT CODES: 

As mentioned above, the DIS is all about planning a Disney vacation. On occasion, Disney does release discounts which usually can be obtained via a code. This information will be available in our Discounts section. However, Disney also sends mailings to specific individuals/target groups which contain a discount that can only be obtained with a PIN (personal identification number.) If you receive one of these offers, please do not share your PIN/Code on the DIS for others to use. We respect the fact that these offers are not for the general public and will remove any posts that include this information. Understand that this action is for your protection. For example, say you use Mrs. Smith's code. When you check in and are asked to produce proof that you are Mrs. Smith and cannot do so, you will be charged the full rate.

12. SIGNATURES
  • Your signature will be limited in length. Our forum software will do this automatically and anything over the allowed length will be cut off.
  • You will be limited to a total of 25 images and "smilies". The forum software will handle this automatically.
  • All content and links must meet DIS board posting guidelines. Signatures have the same content rules as any post on the boards.
  • We reserve the right to remove or modify signatures that cause issues with the boards or slow page loading. Please make sure any images in your signature are hosted on a reliable site. Any signature that contains malicious or harmful code will be removed immediately and the poster
    sanctioned.
  • You may include your eBay or Etsy username in your signature, in plain text, as in this example: (eBay: myeBayname etsy: myetsyname) Any bolding, linking or additional description or embellishment will be considered advertising, and is not permitted.

    If you have any questions or need help please visit our Tech Support Board

13. INFRACTIONS

The DIS guidelines are an important part in keeping the site family friendly. While the majority of our visitors abide by our rules, there are times when problems develop. In order to handle these issues consistently and fairly, we have developed an infraction system.

As you can see, the infractions have different point values. The majority of offenses will result in a warning via private message accompanied by infraction points which will expire according to schedule. Providing that you do not accumulate more points during that time, no further action should be needed. The more serious violations will result in additional penalties or an immediate banning.

If you do incur an infraction, you will be notified.  If you wish to question or appeal this decision, please keep in mind that your correspondence is subject to the same regulations. At any time you may contact the board administration at admin@wdwinfo.com.

There may be times where a situation develops that is not covered in our infraction system. For those cases we reserve the right to take whatever action is needed in order to ensure that our guidelines are followed.


Title Points Expires

Argumentative Sarcastic Posts

10 15 Day(s)
Unapproved Advertisement 20 15 Day(s)
Minor Personal Attack 20 15 Day(s)
Political/Religious Comment 20 15 Day(s)
Inappropriate Link 30 30 Day(s)
Filter Violation 30 30 Day(s)
Restarting a closed thread 30 30 Day(s)
Major Personal Attack 40 30 Day(s)
Attack on a moderator 60 30 Day(s)
Registered to Spam 100 Never
Posting Pornography 100 Never
Posting under another user name while banned 100 Never
    Penalties:
  • 40 points - Unable to send private messages and cannot have a signature until the points expire
  • 60 points - 10 day ban
  • 80 points - 1 month ban
  • 100 points - Permanent ban
  FILTERED WORDS, NAMES and URLS

The DIS is a privately owned web site and we reserve the right to restrict any outside commercial ventures at our discretion. We will not discuss the reasons behind why specific websites are filtered and any discussion regarding the word filter may be deleted. If you have questions or comments about this or any other DISboards policy, you can address with the webmasters at admin@wdwinfo.com.


 

We do not believe in censorship, and open discussions about various issues is encouraged. When participating in a thread, we ask that everyone be treated with respect and that our guidelines be followed. If we find that an individual is disruptive and is unable to follow our rules, he/she will be barred from participating on our site.

If you have questions or issues regarding our policies, please feel free to direct them to corey@wdwinfo.com

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Blog - Dole Whips are back at the Polynesian Village Resort at the new and disappointing Pineapple Lanai
September 01, 2014


Shortened monorail operating hours now in place
September 01, 2014
The monorail will have a different operating schedule than normal as an automation upgrade takes place.

Disney Cruise Line releases discounted sailings
September 01, 2014
These discounted rates can all be combined with Dreams Unlimited Travel's exclusive shipboard credits.

Blog - Disneyland Weekly Update - 09/01/14
September 01, 2014


Blog - The Good and Bad of "Toy Story of TERROR!" on Blu-ray
August 31, 2014


More Haunted House and Street Experience themes announced for Halloween Horror Nights
August 31, 2014
Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights returns for 28 select nights beginning September 19.

Discount available for pre- and post-night stays at Aulani with a Disney Cruise Line Hawaiian cruise
August 31, 2014
Sail on the Disney Wonder to Hawaii in 2015 and get a 25% discount at Aulani, plus free breakfast.

American Idol Experience is now closed at Disney's Hollywood Studios
August 30, 2014
This attraction closed August 30, 2014. No definitive plans have been announced for this space.

VIDEO: Oogie Boogie's Freaky Funhouse Show at Villains Unleashed
August 30, 2014
Oogie Boogie's Freaky Funhouse Show at Villains Unleashed brings Vegas to Walt Disney World. Villains Unleashed took over Disney's Hollywood Studios on August 23, 2014 and part of the hard ticket event was Oogie Boogie's Freak Funhouse Show. Oogie Boogie hosts the show that features a sword-swallowing act, daredevil archery and a finale full of fire!

Refurb closures planned for Walt Disney World water parks
August 30, 2014
Typhoon Lagoon will be closed 10/26/14-1/3/15 and Blizzard Beach will be closed 1/4/15-3/14/15.

Top 5 Signature Dining Experiences at the Walt Disney World Resorts
August 30, 2014
1,600 listeners and viewers of our DIS Unplugged web-cast voted on their favorite signature restaurants at the Walt Disney World resort hotels.

Dates announced for Nashville Long Weekend Adventures by Disney trip
August 29, 2014
The trip will take place in 2015 and will visit several Nashville iconic destinations.

Legends of Frontierland extended at Disneyland Park
August 29, 2014
Legends of Frontierland, the interactive experience at Disneyland Park, has been extended past the previously announced September 1st end date.

Blog - The Top 5 Underutilized Spaces at Walt Disney World
August 29, 2014


Starbucks will open at Hollywood Studios in February 2015
August 29, 2014
The Trolley Car Cafe will be located along Hollywood Boulevard and be themed like a trolley car station. Disney baked goods and Starbucks La Boulange pastry items will be available. An exact location hasn't been announced.

VIDEO - Frozen Fireworks Multi-Angle Full Show
August 29, 2014
“Frozen” Fireworks Spectacular – Everything wraps up at 9:45 p.m. when Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf come together at the Sorcerer’s Hat Icon Stage for a grand finale to the day’s festivities, kicking off an awe-inspiring fireworks display set to the glorious music of “Frozen!”

VIDEO: Star-Lord & Gamora from 'Guardians of the Galaxy' at Villains Unleashed
August 28, 2014
Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, and Gamora made their first appearance ever at the Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Tape Vol. 1 Dance Party during the Villains Unleashed event at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Mikala Canoe Club Marina at Polynesian to be closed for refurb
August 28, 2014
The marina will be closed 9/15 - 9/19/2014. Sail boat/motorized boats and fishing excursions will not be available.

Magic Mountain announces Twisted Colossus
August 28, 2014
Southern California's Six Flags Magic Mountain announced that they are transforming their classic wooden coaster into a record-breaking wooden/steel hybrid.

Disneyland adds Frozen pre-parade to Mickey's Halloween Party
August 28, 2014
The stars of Frozen will appear on their special pre-parade float prior to each Mickey's Costume Party cavalcade.

Entrance 4 to Downtown Disney's parking lot now closed
August 28, 2014
Entrance 4 (between Cirque du Soleil and DisneyQuest) is now closed permanently. The only entrances are Entrance 2 (across from the Hess Station) and Entrance 5 (across from Typhoon Lagoon).

VIDEO: Villains Unleashed Opening Ceremony
August 27, 2014
Villains Unleashed kicked off at Disney's Hollywood Studios with an opening ceremony hosted by Hades, Pain, Panic and Megara from Hercules. Once the stars of the night took the stage they introduced some of the 50 Disney Villains guests could meet at the special hard ticket event.

VIDEO: Villains Unleashed Event Overview
August 27, 2014
Over 50 Disney villains took over Disney's Hollywood Studios for the Villains Unleashed Event.

Blog - The Perfect Time to Cruise: Choosing to Cruise Even When Life Gets in the Way
August 27, 2014


Adventures by Disney adds Nashville Long Weekend itinerary
August 27, 2014
Trip highlights include a visit to The Grand Ole Opry, a performance at the Bluebird Cafe, a tour of RCA Studio B, and an After-hours Visit at The Hermitage.

Times updated for events at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
August 26, 2014
The Party is a specially ticketed event at the Magic Kingdom that begins September 1.

Blog - Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel - Cortona Inn & Suites
August 26, 2014


Disney Cruise Line offers discounted rates for the U.S. Military
August 25, 2014
Disney Cruise Line's Military discounts are available for all branches of active and retired members (or spouse) of the Military.

Villains' Sinister Soiree add-on available for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
August 25, 2014
This special add-on will give guests preferred viewing for Mickey's Boo to You Halloween Parade (8:15pm) and the Happy HalloWishes fireworks show. Lady Tremaine will host a dessert soiree at Cinderella's Royal Table Restaurant for you and some of her friends.

Florida residents can sail for as little as $90 per night!
August 25, 2014
These Florida Resident discounts come and go quickly and must be booked by 8/31/2014.

5 Elements from the Disney Parks that You'll Find on a Disney Cruise Ship
August 25, 2014
You have been to the Disney Parks, and you love them. You keep going back for that pixie-dust rush. You can’t imagine a vacation apart from Disney Parks, yet somehow the “old and familiar” is getting a bit old and familiar. This is where the Disney Cruise Line enters. It’s a Disney vacation of a different variety. The dissimilarities are a bit obvious. You’re on a ship in the ocean, visiting foreign places. This is nothing like being landlocked in a park, surrounded by coasters and kiosks. So what can you expect from the Disney Parks to carry over to your cruise?

Blog - Disneyland Weekly Update - 08/25/14
August 25, 2014


Blog - "Villains Unleashed" needs leashing up - Disney's overcrowded hard ticket event leaves guests in long lines most of the night
August 24, 2014


Mickey's PhilharMagic refurb extended
August 24, 2014
The end date has been moved from September 19 to the 28th. The attraction will go down September 8.

Enchanted Tiki Room going down for refurb in late September
August 23, 2014
The Magic Kingdom attraction will be closed from 9/27 - 10/3/2014.

Save up to 30% at Universal on-site hotels
August 23, 2014
Savings are greater depending on the season and length of stay.

Mickey's Halloween Party tickets sold out for 10/03/14
August 23, 2014
Tickets for the 10/03/14 date for Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland are sold out. Other dates are still available.

Two Epcot New Year's Eve dining events released
August 23, 2014
More New Year's Eve events are yet to be released.

Blog - Beyond Aulani
August 22, 2014


Updated operating schedule for monorails
August 22, 2014
The monorail will have a different operating schedule than normal as an automation upgrade takes place.

Charging stations for electric vehicles added to Epcot parking lot
August 22, 2014
Disney has added four Level 2 ChargePoint charging stations to the Journey parking lot at Epcot. Electric vehicles will be charged $.35 per kw/h, with a minimum charge of $1.50.

Event packages for A Celebration of Harry Potter now on sale
August 21, 2014
Fans of the boy wizard will love this three-day event celebrating everything Harry Potter. There will be Q&A sessions with select cast members and filmmakers, a Harry Potter Expo, and of course, the chance to visit Diagon Alley, ride the Hogwarts Express and Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts.

Blog - New Tour Review: The Disney California Story
August 21, 2014


Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party tickets sold out on 10/31/14
August 21, 2014
Tickets are still available for all other dates.

New Move it! Shake it! Dance and Play it! Street Party to debut at Magic Kingdom this fall
August 21, 2014
Stitch and Phineas & Ferb will join the party and Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy will ride on top of giant gift boxes. The soundtrack will feature remixed classic party songs and guests will vote for one of three current hits to be played.

Universal annual passholders will get early access to Diagon Alley in September
August 20, 2014
Annual Passholders will get early access to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley on weekday mornings in September. Access will be granted one hour before the scheduled opening time, which is either 8:00 or 9:00am. This is part of Passholder Appreciation Month.

VIDEO: What's New at Aulani
August 20, 2014
Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa has many new offerings. Quick service at Ulu Cafe, kids splash zone at Keiki Cove, two new pools, and much more.

Elsa & Anna's Boutique coming to Disneyland
August 19, 2014
Studio Disney 365 in Disneyland's Downtown Disney will be closing August 25th to make way for Elsa & Anna's Boutique.

Bret Michaels to perform at September Velvet Sessions
August 19, 2014
September's Velvet Sessions celebrates Pinktober, Hard Rock's annual breast cancer awareness campaign.

MagicBands can now be purchased without ticket media
August 18, 2014
The bands are now available for purchase across property.

Changes to boat schedules at Downtown Disney
August 18, 2014
Schedules have been changing recently due to construction.

Blog - Disneyland Weekly Update - 08/18/14
August 17, 2014


Blog - The Good and Bad of the "Muppets Most Wanted" Blu-ray
August 17, 2014


20% off on select cruises for Canadian residents
August 17, 2014
Discount is available on several 7 and 5 night Western Caribbean cruises.

Ultimate Day VIP Tour available at Epcot Food & Wine Festival
August 16, 2014
This daylong tour begins at the Festival Center's VIP Lounge and includes champagne, a beverage tasting, six-course tapas-style lunch, wine, private backstage tours, time on Epcot attractions, food and beverage pairings with Disney chefs, VIP seating at the Eat to the Beat Concert Series, and reserved seating for IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth fireworks spectacular.

Blog - New Golden Oak Outpost Menu is Waffle Fry Heaven
August 15, 2014


Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel Fall Discount Offer
August 15, 2014
Book a 3-night Disneyland Resort Package at a Good Neighbor Hotel for as little as $89 per person per night.

Sunrise Safari at Animal Kingdom ending 12/28/14
August 15, 2014
This tour is exclusive to Animal Kingdom Lodge Kilimanjaro Club Level guests.

American Idol Experience to close August 30
August 15, 2014
No plans have been announced for the space.

Florida residents save $40 on Cirque du Soleil tickets
August 15, 2014
Through September and October, Florida residents will save $40 on adult Cirque du Soleil tickets purchased at the box office.

VIDEO: The Refurbished Capt. Cook's at Polynesian Resort
August 15, 2014
After a long refurbishment, Capt. Cook's has reopened at the Polynesian Village Resort. Major changes include artwork in the seating area, a new menu, no more ordering off of touch screens and the tragic loss of the Dole Whip self-serve machine.

Blog - Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel - Camelot Inn
August 15, 2014


Universal Orlando plans for Celebration of Harry Potter
August 14, 2014
This three-day event will celebrate everything Harry Potter.

American Film Institute at the end of Backlot Tour to close
August 14, 2014
As of August 17, the American Film Institute Showcase exhibit at the end of the ride will be closed. This exhibit features props and costumes from various films. The gift shop will also close.

D23 Expo 2015 tickets are now on sale
August 14, 2014
Tickets for next year's D23 Expo are now on sale. The D23 Expo will be held August 14-16, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Blog - Polynesian Resort's Capt. Cook's quick service restaurant reopens after refurbishment
August 14, 2014


Golden Oak Outpost now serving specialty waffle fries
August 13, 2014
This walk-up stand is located on the backside of Frontierland on the walkway to Adventureland.

Tower of Terror On-ride videos available with Memory Maker
August 13, 2014
After riding The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, a video of the guest's ride will be added to their My Disney Experience account. This video is only available to guests who have purchased Memory Maker.

Win a 2 Night / 3 Day stay at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin!
August 13, 2014
Answer 3 questions about the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin on our contest page for a chance to WIN!

Great Irish Hooley Festival to be held at Downtown Disney
August 13, 2014
"Hooley" is Irish slang for party or celebration. Celebrate with food, drink and dancing.

Update coming to My Disney Experience - make dining reservations 20 minutes in advance
August 12, 2014
A new update will allow guests to make same day dining reservations only 20 minutes in advance.

Performance times updated for Night of Joy
August 12, 2014
Disney’s Night of Joy is a hard-ticket event at the Magic Kingdom that features contemporary Christian performers.

Florida residents can save on Disney Cruise Line
August 12, 2014
Set sail for as little as $120 per night.

Blog - Disneyland Weekly Update - 08/11/14
August 11, 2014


VIDEO: Disney Park Bench - Polynesian Resort Lobby - Lobby Waterfall
August 11, 2014
Take 5 Minutes to Relax at the Polynesian Resort.

Blog - Haunted Mansion Merchandise Continues to Materialize
August 10, 2014


What does it take to decorate for the holidays on Disney Cruise Line?
August 10, 2014
Very Merrytime Cruises are scheduled for the holiday season.

Refurb scheduled this winter for the Haunted Mansion
August 10, 2014
The attraction will be closed from 12/1 - 12/19/14.

It's Tough to be a Bug refurb extended until 9/27
August 09, 2014
This attraction was originally scheduled to reopen August 11, but will instead stay closed through September 27.

Yankee Trader shop refurb extended through December
August 09, 2014
The shop is becoming a Haunted Mansion gift shop.

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