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Old 05-13-2009, 12:21 PM   #16
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We're staying at the Boardwalk Villas (my hubby's first time ever!). I thought an Epcot hotel would be perfect (we're both a couple of nerds )
Aww, certainly nothing nerdy about Epcot, its great. I love strolling along World Showcase, as well as all of the great rides in Future World.
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:50 PM   #17
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To the Parks Aug 2-9, 2009!

We will also be there around the same time.
Have never been there in August although the hot weather doesn't scare us away!

Staying at the AKL; could not pass up the great deal.

Always thinking magical thoughts...........
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:06 PM   #18
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Amanda, glad you liked the trip report, can't wait to start a new one!
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:07 PM   #19
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Ooops, forgot to put that I'm staying at OKW!
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:04 PM   #20
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Sounds like we're going to be spread around fairly evenly!!!
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:06 AM   #21
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This year will be my fifth August trip. I am going the 19th because of the free dining. This will be my first free dining trip. I typically go the second week of August.

We were always lucky UNTIL LAST YEAR!!! It rained every day ALL DAY. As much as we love Disney being there with constant rain was very depressing and gloomy.

However, all the other trips we did have the typical August showers mid-day for about an hour. They come down hard and fast, but don't last long and after they are done, the sun comes right back out.

It is very hot and you have to take it slow, but during the evenings it is not that bad.

The positives are when you enter an attraction and hit the air, you feel like you died and went to heaven and the water parks are a blast this time of year.

All the parks are doable in August, but Animal Kingdom is a real challenge and you can't escape the heat like the other parks.

We always take a mid-day break and go back to the hotel for a swim and relax, then head out again for the night.

Bring your ponchos for the daily showers. You can almost set your clock to them. Having said all of the above, last year was a bad year for the rain every day and the year before that, we didn't even have the daily mid-day showers and the weather was amazing. No rain at all. So, pray to the weather Gods, but be prepared just in case.
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Old 05-14-2009, 06:53 AM   #22
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This year will be my fifth August trip. I am going the 19th because of the free dining. This will be my first free dining trip. I typically go the second week of August.

We were always lucky UNTIL LAST YEAR!!! It rained every day ALL DAY. As much as we love Disney being there with constant rain was very depressing and gloomy.

However, all the other trips we did have the typical August showers mid-day for about an hour. They come down hard and fast, but don't last long and after they are done, the sun comes right back out.

It is very hot and you have to take it slow, but during the evenings it is not that bad.

The positives are when you enter an attraction and hit the air, you feel like you died and went to heaven and the water parks are a blast this time of year.

All the parks are doable in August, but Animal Kingdom is a real challenge and you can't escape the heat like the other parks.

We always take a mid-day break and go back to the hotel for a swim and relax, then head out again for the night.

Bring your ponchos for the daily showers. You can almost set your clock to them. Having said all of the above, last year was a bad year for the rain every day and the year before that, we didn't even have the daily mid-day showers and the weather was amazing. No rain at all. So, pray to the weather Gods, but be prepared just in case.
I haven't been in early August since 1995, but I've been in July a few times and the past few years have been at the beginning of September. Not a great deal of time difference, but a little. Last September wasn't bad, but 2007 was very hot, seemed to be an unusually hot year.

That said, I couldn't pass up the chance to celebrate as Disney's theme this year suggests and go on my birthday.

I have several things in the planning stages, along with a chance of getting a little "access" that most people will never have the chance to see. I used to wonder why my trips got better each year...now I know its because I get more creative each year and MAKE them better. This year will be no different.

Cheers!!!
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:00 AM   #23
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I hope to make our trip one to remember! My goal is to have my hubby wanting more of Disney! When it comes to planning I should have that nailed! I tend to spend a great deal of time on the DIS while at work...
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:26 AM   #24
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I hope to make our trip one to remember! My goal is to have my hubby wanting more of Disney! When it comes to planning I should have that nailed! I tend to spend a great deal of time on the DIS while at work...
Oh yes, you MUST convert him. There's nothing better than when someone is touched by Disney magic. When that happens, there's no turning back.

Sounds like you have a plan!!!
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Old 05-14-2009, 04:15 PM   #25
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Another August Diser here. . . July 28th to August 8th. I have been several times in August before, its not the heat that bothers me the most, its the rain. lol We had a day one trip that was a complete rain disaster. Could not escape it, ooh well that's Florida.
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Old 05-16-2009, 12:53 PM   #26
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Another August Diser here. . . July 28th to August 8th. I have been several times in August before, its not the heat that bothers me the most, its the rain. lol We had a day one trip that was a complete rain disaster. Could not escape it, ooh well that's Florida.
The time I had that happen at MNSSHP, I just decided to step out...and I stepped right into the rain and walked right down the center of the street. Once I was soaked, no big deal anymore, and I got to ride so many rides while everyone else was hunkered down in the shops.
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I guess that's how you have to do it... put on your water shoes and enjoy the day... I will bring a change of clothes and put it into a locker to change into something dry after... ha! ha! I will have to make the best of it and have some fun in the rain.
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Going to POP August 10-14 with my best friend. Celebrating being friends for 20 years! I am concerned about the DHS comment on the 12th. I booked Sci-Fi for that day. Maybe I should change it...
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Going to POP August 10-14 with my best friend. Celebrating being friends for 20 years! I am concerned about the DHS comment on the 12th. I booked Sci-Fi for that day. Maybe I should change it...
Just basing it on the fact that 50s was totally booked that day, but any time I wanted available on the rest. I found that odd. In any case, if its crazy crowded, just go to another park and come back for dinner.

We may see ya there.
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:12 AM   #30
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The time I had that happen at MNSSHP, I just decided to step out...and I stepped right into the rain and walked right down the center of the street. Once I was soaked, no big deal anymore, and I got to ride so many rides while everyone else was hunkered down in the shops.
I wasn't there for that, but I'm bringing my favorite pair of sandals because they're great fopr everything except snow...and it being Florida in August...I think that's not going to be a problem!
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