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Old 12-21-2009, 09:21 PM   #3646
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Weather-wise and crowd-wise, which time of year do you think is better? The week of February 13th, or the week of April 17th? We've been thinking April, but now I'm having second thoughts...
Hi Kelly,

I have been both times actually. We just went in Feb of 2009 (the last week) and we had a day when we were at the pool (high 80's) and then the rest of the days was FREEZING...we were buying hats and mittens at US/IOA!! This was supposedly unseasonably cold at that time....but just shows that February can be hit or miss weather wise. I think typically it is warmer in the day and then cool/cold at night (sweater or jacket).

We also went April vacation week in 2007...it was gorgeous!! Hot, but beautiful. High 80's each day and high 60's/low 70's at night. My kids were VERY hot....all they wanted to do was swim the whole time we were there. We did most days, relaxed in the afternoons (naps etc) and then did the parks at night when it was cooler. This is what we plan to do again this year, especially since I know it will be hot and Brigitte doesn't do great in the heat.

Having said that though, because it was so cold when we were there in February, our vacation suffered for it. Not saying you shouldn't go then, just saying that February weather is somewhat unpredictable. I think if you go expecting it not to be super warm and realizing you may or may not be able to swim, you wouldn't be that disappointed heading into it!!
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Weather-wise and crowd-wise, which time of year do you think is better? The week of February 13th, or the week of April 17th? We've been thinking April, but now I'm having second thoughts...

Well we already knew we went the end of March, first week of April last year. The first day we got there it was cold, but the it was in 90's all week, and we had about three days were the crowds were not to bad, but than BOOM, they all came in grooves... Feb vacation seems to be an eastcoast thing, where April vaca seems to be all around, including spring break.

We are doing Feb vacation this year cause it is when I have school off, plus the heat in April can really be hot, it was lot for Jakers...I think you need to do what works for your family. You can not predict what the weather is going to be until the week before you go.
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:39 PM   #3648
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So excitied...we have our dates for volunteering at Give Kids The World for Feb 17th and Feb 21, the 5-9pm shift..and the best part is we are in the Castle...we get to do both the wish stars and the wish pillows...I thought Jake was going to pass out from sheer excitment when we told him.......and of course I got off the phone and got teary eyed... Not sure if I am more excitied about being to give back our time or Disney....it is a hard toss..

So if anyone is on their wish trip during that time, please stop and say hi
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:58 PM   #3649
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Weather-wise and crowd-wise, which time of year do you think is better? The week of February 13th, or the week of April 17th? We've been thinking April, but now I'm having second thoughts...
Kelly, as far as the crowd predictor, the week in Feb looks to be worse. We asked for that week before our chapter told us they were booked through March. I was disappointed at first, but I think the week in April will be better. We are not acclimated to humidity, but the temps should be fine, especially with all the water play areas they have now, the VIP lounges in the parks, dining reservations (A/C), etc.

Here are the numbers for Feb 13th, the numbers in the middle, after the date, is the "level" predicted on a scale of 1-10:
Sat, 13 Feb '10 8 EP DS
Sun, 14 Feb '10 8 EP MK DS AK VALENTINE'S DAY
Mon, 15 Feb '10 8 EP MK DS AK PRESIDENT'S DAY
Tue, 16 Feb '10 8 MK AK EP
Wed, 17 Feb '10 8 EP MK DS AK ASH WEDNESDAY
Thu, 18 Feb '10 7 AK MK EP DS
Fri, 19 Feb '10 6 MK DS EP

And here is the week of April 17th:
Sat, 17 Apr '10 8 EP DS
Sun, 18 Apr '10 7 DS MK EP AK
Mon, 19 Apr '10 7 MK AK
Tue, 20 Apr '10 7 MK AK EP
Wed, 21 Apr '10 5 EP DS AK
Thu, 22 Apr '10 7 AK MK EP
Fri, 23 Apr '10 4 MK EP DS

Here is a link to check the average temps and rainfall:
http://allears.net/pl/weather.htm
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Old 12-22-2009, 12:02 AM   #3650
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So excitied...we have our dates for volunteering at Give Kids The World for Feb 17th and Feb 21, the 5-9pm shift..and the best part is we are in the Castle...we get to do both the wish stars and the wish pillows...I thought Jake was going to pass out from sheer excitment when we told him.......and of course I got off the phone and got teary eyed... Not sure if I am more excitied about being to give back our time or Disney....it is a hard toss..

So if anyone is on their wish trip during that time, please stop and say hi
How exciting! Jake is going to have a blast doing the pillows I sure.
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How exciting! Jake is going to have a blast doing the pillows I sure.
Oh he sure will be.... He does not leave the house without his pillow
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I got good news yesterday. I get to bring my Baby Girl home for a visit over Christmas. Her biomom lost her to the foster care system. I am hoping to bring her home from a group home she is placed in. This is a big step in the right direction! I can't wait to pick her up in the morning!
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:41 PM   #3653
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I got good news yesterday. I get to bring my Baby Girl home for a visit over Christmas. Her biomom lost her to the foster care system. I am hoping to bring her home from a group home she is placed in. This is a big step in the right direction! I can't wait to pick her up in the morning!
That is such great news. Are you going to get to keep her for awhile or just over Christmas? I bet you are just extatic and Im sure it will be wonderful for her to get into a home situation.
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:53 PM   #3654
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I would so go with Feb!

But that week is going to be busy in the parks - so expect some crowds.

But, you will have the button, so that should help! And there is always a chance it will be really cold!

You will have a great time either week!
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That is such great news. Are you going to get to keep her for awhile or just over Christmas? I bet you are just extatic and Im sure it will be wonderful for her to get into a home situation.
We have her tomorrow morning until Saturday night. Hopefully they will make a decision to send her home for good soon after this. I can't wait to have her back again.
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Hey Kelly, found this website on avoiding the crowds at Disney, and this one is showing April to be busier than Feb...HOWEVER...with your buttons and all, lines should not make a difference...but walking thru the parks and shops can be a PIA when it super busy.

http://www.undercovertourist.com/uni...-to-visit.html
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Here is another link...again I think it is hard to say...you really just need to make the trip when 1, the weather will not to much for Ali ( and I will say the end of April can be HOT, but Feb could be cold..) and 2. what is going to work with your jobs...I just can't wait to hear how the first visit with your granters go....

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Old 12-24-2009, 12:13 AM   #3658
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Merry Christmas, everyone!

Well...almost!

In two short days we start VOLUME III of this thread! Can you believe it?!?!


But before we do that...

I want to make sure you guys are strapped in and ready for a quick trip report!

You guys all know Matty...and his wish to be a Gingerbread Man in the Christmas Parade?

Well, our resident DISer angel was able to email the right people and they made some magic on Matty's Trip! And I was there (again...I know...what are the chances?!?!?!?!)...

But I will explain all of that shortly...just wanted you guys to know it is about to begin...

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We have her tomorrow morning until Saturday night. Hopefully they will make a decision to send her home for good soon after this. I can't wait to have her back again.
What a great Cmas present! Enjoy!!!
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So excitied...we have our dates for volunteering at Give Kids The World for Feb 17th and Feb 21, the 5-9pm shift..and the best part is we are in the Castle...we get to do both the wish stars and the wish pillows...I thought Jake was going to pass out from sheer excitment when we told him.......and of course I got off the phone and got teary eyed... Not sure if I am more excitied about being to give back our time or Disney....it is a hard toss..

So if anyone is on their wish trip during that time, please stop and say hi
oh that sounds great!Darn the 17th is our DHS/Epcot day and the 21st we go home. Maybe we can catch you at one of the parks or if we get in early enough on the 17th we can stop in. Im still working on the full itenerary so its not 100%yet
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