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Old 11-24-2012, 01:12 PM   #16
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Unless I'm missing something, the Jersey Shore is not going to be the place to go or be (at least IMO) anytime soon. Most if not all of the houses there were affected by Sandy
Boy, I hope a lot of people don't think like you! The southern beaches are okay and they certainly can use the tourist dollars next summer.

OTOH, the selfish side of me that hates crowds wants everyone to think that the entire Jersey coast was wiped out so that I don't have to sit in 3 hour traffic jams next summer.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:20 PM   #17
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considering how hot and humid it can be in Jersey in August, I don't know that it will be all that different. Yes, I've lived here all my life. and Yes, the south jersey beaches are in much better shape since the tidal surge hit north of AC. And yes, bringing non believers already looking for reasons to not like being there is usually a bad time waiting to happen. Go without 'em.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:49 PM   #18
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Actually from Atlantic City and south there wasn't the widespread catastrophic destruction that was seen on the news farther north. Wildwood, Ocean City and Cape May should be fine by next summer.
I saw "Jersey Shore" and at least for me and my family and friends, we're most likely going to avoid going this upcoming summer as we're not sure what will be open and what will be ongoing construction to rebuild what was lost. On another note, I live 2 towns away from Hackensack and work in Hackensack. Small world.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:03 PM   #19
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since I live at the Jersey Shore and am a Disney fanatic I can't even compare the two. They are completely different creatures to me!! But I've been both places in August and the weather isn't all that different - temps are sometimes hotter here in NJ than in Orlando and the humidity in NJ just seems worse.

I'd be leary of vacationing with anyone who seems to have a negative attitude about Disney before the trip, just seems like they are going to be impossible to please. I'd tell them to go have their fun at the jersey shore and I'd be packing my bags for Disney!!!
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:07 PM   #20
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Boy, I hope a lot of people don't think like you."
We have hope things will improve/get rebuilt, but in the same breath we're also faced with alot of reality checks that normal isn't going to come as quickly as we would like -- esp. for the portions of the Jersey Shore that we personally frequent. Wildwood/AC is at least an hour further than our destination and if you know Jersey Shore traffic, an hour is only if you leave at the crack of dawn and even then its questionable.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:34 PM   #21
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We live about 35 miles from LBI. If you want to sell Disney find things they like about their vacations and try to work that into their Disney vacation..
Do they like that the kids can walk on the boardwalk alone? Make sure they have some teen time and make a meeting time and place. Sleeping late? Explain how important it is to get an early start but allow one sleep in day mid trip. Relaxing time reading? Remind them that between 1 and 4 (at least for us) we are out of the park and either swimming or napping at the hotel. We go to Disney every August. And while I like our Nov trips the best, August is much better than spring break....
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:43 PM   #22
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I live 3 hours from the JS and I skip that at all costs. It's just ewww. Disney is soo much better and I always go at the end of August. It's sticky, but most ride queues offer some type of a/c. The lines aren't that bad. Most under 20 minutes and for those over you can fast pass.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:54 PM   #23
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I saw "Jersey Shore" and at least for me and my family and friends, we're most likely going to avoid going this upcoming summer as we're not sure what will be open and what will be ongoing construction to rebuild what was lost.
If you are referring to seeing JS as in the tv show its filmed in Seaside Heights, which is at least an hour north of AC. The OP you originally quoted said that the southern beaches weren't hit.
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I saw "Jersey Shore" and at least for me and my family and friends, we're most likely going to avoid going this upcoming summer as we're not sure what will be open and what will be ongoing construction to rebuild what was lost. On another note, I live 2 towns away from Hackensack and work in Hackensack. Small world.
Rt 4 commuters unite!

I live in Hackensack (obviously) and work two Towns away, ironic huh?
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:20 PM   #25
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I live in Hackensack (obviously) and work two Towns away, ironic huh?

I hate Rt 4!! (I live in River Edge)

I agree that taking people who are already complaining about the heat is not a good idea! I like the Jersey Shore ( frequent Wildwood/Cape May often) but I LOVE Disney!!! The weather in August is "somewhat" the same and I've often returned from Disney in August to find out that the weather was "worse" here in NJ. The problem is that people always think that summers in Florida are horrible and nothing will change their mind! Still trying to convince my parents to tag along with us to Disney but all they can say is "Are you crazy??? Go to Florida in the summer!!!!!" Can't win.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:32 PM   #26
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I hate Rt 4!! (I live in River Edge)

I agree that taking people who are already complaining about the heat is not a good idea! I like the Jersey Shore ( frequent Wildwood/Cape May often) but I LOVE Disney!!! The weather in August is "somewhat" the same and I've often returned from Disney in August to find out that the weather was "worse" here in NJ. The problem is that people always think that summers in Florida are horrible and nothing will change their mind! Still trying to convince my parents to tag along with us to Disney but all they can say is "Are you crazy??? Go to Florida in the summer!!!!!" Can't win.
Everybody hates Rt 4. It makes people in this area never complain about traffic anywhere else.

I agree with Florida in August isn't much hotter than NJ.
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If you are referring to seeing JS as in the tv show its filmed in Seaside Heights, which is at least an hour north of AC. The OP you originally quoted said that the southern beaches weren't hit.
ETA: I see OP did mention OC and WW which I'm assuming WW is Wildwood/Wildwood Crest so my mistake as I didn't catch that that was the area of the Jersey Shore they were talking about.
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Everybody hates Rt 4. It makes people in this area never complain about traffic anywhere else..
So true!! I rather deal with local roads and 100 traffic lghts than Route 4. I would lose my mind if I had to get on 4 to get to/from work.
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I live 5 minutes from Ocean City and it's gonna be fine by next summer. However, I would NEVER pass up a Disney trip to "go to the beach"!
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since I live at the Jersey Shore and am a Disney fanatic I can't even compare the two. They are completely different creatures to me!! But I've been both places in August and the weather isn't all that different - temps are sometimes hotter here in NJ than in Orlando and the humidity in NJ just seems worse.

I'd be leary of vacationing with anyone who seems to have a negative attitude about Disney before the trip, just seems like they are going to be impossible to please. I'd tell them to go have their fun at the jersey shore and I'd be packing my bags for Disney!!!
I couldnt agree with you more. We're also from NJ and although I choose Disney over Jersey every single time, we have friends that we would not invite to Disney. They would hate everything we love to do in Disney.
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