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Old 01-10-2013, 11:45 AM   #1
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Very last minute... what should we know?

Conversation this morning with DH

DH: we have free plane tix... we could go to your happy place this weekend

Me: don't joke like that

DH: no joke, let's go

Me: maybe

DH: come on, it would be easy and I found a reasonable rate at the Swan

Me: Ok

What is going on this weekend? What should I know/ avoid?

Help, I am a planner and am freaking out a bit.... but very excited
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:03 PM   #2
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I would just go and go with the flow!!! Some of our BEST trips were sur of the moment Have a GREAT time
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:18 PM   #4
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Its Disney Marathon Weekend and the races are pretty much sold out (marathon, half marathon, 5k, kids races, etc) -

In other words, there were be quite a few people there.

But....as long as you know that, go and have fun!
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:21 PM   #5
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I'm so jealous you can plan a last minute trip like that. My OCD would send me over the edge if I even tried it. Have a great time!!
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:24 PM   #6
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Go and have a blast! The marathoners will be there and that affects traffic, etc., but they don't all go into the parks when you'll be in the parks. I think that, to take care of my need to plan, I'm make some dining reservations and call it good.
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WHY were you even questioning that man?? GO... go now! Have a BLAST!

I agree with PP, some of our best trips have been spur of the moment.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:33 PM   #8
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Hubby and I are Florida residents and annual passholders and are heading down just for the weekend to cheer on a co-worker who is running in the marathon. I too was afraid of what the crowd level (and traffic) might be like, because it's marathon weekend, and because most of the Disney resorts are booked. So I conducted one of my "tests" today to check it out. I go to Disney dining reservations and see how many restaurants are booked and that usually tells me what the crowds might be like. So I searched for Saturday afternoon around 5:00 and to my surprise, there were numerous openings, EVEN a 5:30 at Le Cellier, which NEVER happens unless you are looking 180 days out. So, I hope that means the crowd levels will be quite tolerable. I never pass up a chance to go to Disney and hope you and hubby have a fabulous time! The weather is going to be AMAZING!
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:10 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone for the replies. I thought I would update you all and let you know we are currently on the plane about 30 Mims from landing and discussing where to eat dinner!
It's a short trip but it will be amazing I am sure
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