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Old 06-07-2009, 08:29 AM   #1
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Will the Rain EVER Go Away in May?? (final update 7/29)

Introduction

This trip was special for us in that it was a delayed wedding anniversay and birthday celebrating trip (delayed by a couple weeks). Folks, this trip report details the wettest trip we have ever had at WDW. It rained more on this trip than during all our other trips combined! (Actually, the only rain free days we had were at the end of the week, friday-sunday) I wish I had some better pictures to show just how bad some of it was. Having said that, we still had a great time on vacation, we just had to be flexible with some of our plans. Here’s some introductory info on our trip:

The Cast:

Michael, twelfth visit to WDW (Disney fanatic for years)

Melissa, wife of the fanatic, fellow lover of WDW, just nowhere near my level. This will be her eleventh visit (eleven visits together)



The Time:

Saturday, May 23, 2009 to Sunday May 31st

The Resorts:

Polynesian Resort (first three nights of the trip, using AP discount)
Beach Club Villas – studio room (remaining nights of the trip)

The History:

Melissa and I first went to WDW in September, 2000. Since then we have gone every year at least once. Highlights of the different trips include Melissa surprised me with a mini-vacation to WDW for my 30th birthday and going to Disneyland for the 50th anniversary festivities. In the fall of 2007, I achieved a life-long dream (OK, it was a recent dream really) and talked Melissa into us buying into DVC. Unfortunately, various circumstances led to us not being able to use our points right away, and so this is only our second trip using DVC points.

The Planning:

In September, 2008, the plan was originally was to make that trip sorta like a big blow out and then to do some other stuff for awhile. Having said that, life led us back to WDW in both good and bad ways, which I won’t go into here. We originally started to plan for a trip in February and I have to say, planning the trip is ALMOST as much fun for us as actually going! It took a lot of calls into member services at DVC, but eventually, I got us a studio on points for most of the trip. (At various times, we had DVC room on cash instead of points). A couple new wrinkles in planning th trip included booking Airtran fo the first time (having previously always used American) and getting a rental car through Dollar (as we had always used Budget in the past, but no one could beat the deal I got at Dollar)

Here is a quote from my last trip report: “For the purposes of this report you also need to know that while I obsessively plan, Melissa will just come up with ideas just out of nowhere - things that I never think of.” Once again, it was true. For awhile, we were going to stay the whole trip in a BCV studio she decided one day that we should stay at the Polynesian instead and given the AP discount, it wasn’t a huge hit. She also planned “date nights” for the first and last nights of the trip.


COMING UP - THE PLAN OF ATTACK
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Our Drama-Filled May 2010 Bay Lake & Beach Club Trip Report
--- Our 4th of July, My Bday, 1st Time at OKW Trip Report
Our 2nd Time Home (BCV) Very Rainy May Trip Report --- First Time Coming Home to BCV Trip Report
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THE PLAN OF ATTACK

Sat 5/23
arrival day
dinner at narcooses (sp?)
Try to get back to watch fireworks from poly (wishes 10pm)

Sun 5/24
Epcot EE morning (8am open)
take time to check out flower festival stuff (get topiary location list)
lunch - lotus blossom
afternoon - pool and nap
dinner - ohana (5:15 - 55327764), then leave for MK (7:30ish?)
MK EE night (park closes at 2am!) (spectro 9 & 11, wishes 10, EMH 11-2)

Mon 5/25 (memorial day)
MGM EE morning (8am open)
lunch at sci fi (mike may stay at MGM after lunch-mel pool?)
AK EE night (6-9pm) dinner at AK’s rainforest
then go to DTD?

Tues 5/26
MK EE morning (8am open)
Breakfast at ohana 10:45
HOTEL SWITCH IN AFTERNOON - ask for late check out just in case - DTD??
dinner at brew house OR ESPN, then get table in england for fireworks (stay later?)
Epcot EE night (park closes at midnight) (illuminations 9pm)

Wed 5/27
MGM morning (9am)
Lunch - ESPN or Trex
cape may dinner, then drive to MGM
MGM EE night (8-11)

Thur 5/28
MK EE morning (8am open) chef mickeys
(mike may stay at MK after lunch)
Dinner ??? then to epcot for drink around the world
Epcot added EMH that night (9pm-midnight)

Fri 5/29
MGM EE morning (8am) (star wars wkd SWW), then mike stays for SWW,
mel has pool morning, and then late lunch together (12:30ish?) beaches & cream
MK (MK has EMH for 10-1am) (wishes 9pm, still no spectro?)
crystal palace dinner

Sat 5/30
AK EE morning (8am open) donald’s breakfast
Maybe check out Kadani village afterward
maybe DTD to kill time in afternoon (lots of time for pool)
epcot le cellar
then leave time to drink, then find spot for fireworks (9pm)

Sun 5/31
Epcot EE morning (8am - get a couple hours in before leave for airport)
cape may breakfast 11am?

COMING UP - OUR FIRST BATTLE WITH THE RAIN
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Our Drama-Filled May 2010 Bay Lake & Beach Club Trip Report
--- Our 4th of July, My Bday, 1st Time at OKW Trip Report
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Old 06-07-2009, 03:36 PM   #3
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Sat. May 21st

Park Visited: None
Dining: House of Blues (dinner)


Saturday was our travel day. Due to cutbacks, the number of nonstop flights from St. Louis to Orlando had been cut back pretty hard. Usually, we took a 6-7 am flight out on American, which of course meant that we had to get up at 3-4 am, thus making it hard to actually do anything on our travel day. Because of this (and the costs of flights on American at the time we wanted to book) we decided to take a later flight in the day with Airtran (11:05 take off STL time and 2:20 arrival Orlando time). It was the first time either of us had used Airtran, which doesn’t have much of a presence in the STL market. The flight down was uneventful. It did take FOREVER for our luggage to come out and we had some trouble figuring out how to pick up our Dollar rent a car (a dodge avenger), so we left the airport a bit behind my desired schedule but no biggie. On the way to WDW, we stopped at a wendy’s to get something to eat (we hadn’t eaten since around 8am) and eventually made it over to the Polynesian for check in.

Last fall, we had stayed at the Poly for a night before moving over to BCV and had gotten an upgrade to a water MK view so I had hopes given we were celebrating our anniversary and Melissa’s birthday, we would get some kind of upgrade, but no luck - they were sold out. The room we got on the third floor of Tokelau was just fine. While Melissa started to unpack and get ready to go out to downtown disney, I headed over to MK to pick up our annual passes and to buy our disney dining experience/tables in wonderland card. The latter issue was no big deal, but for whatever reason it took them awhile to process the APs. I eventually made it back to the hotel, moved our car to the closer, side parking lot and got ready to go out for our fist night date night.

We had originally planned to go to Narcoossee's for dinner, but Melissa decided about a week beforehand maybe we should do something less pricey, so we headed over to House of Blues, which we hadn’t been to in years. After a brief wait to get seated, we both had the shrimp & cornbread appetizer, which we both really liked, and then Melissa had the chicken fried chicken and I had the jambalaya. We also split chocolate cake and ice cream for Melissa’s b-day). Neither of us were “wowed” by our dinners, but we would definitely go back there again in the future (service was really good).

Here’s a couple HoB pics:




Now comes our first of several rain stories. As many know, in mid-May, Orlando got hit hard with days of heavy rain. I had heard that before we even got down there, they had already broken their record for most rain in the month of May! Our forecasts had thunderstorms and rain forecasted for every day we were there, so I just hoped for the best. Well... while we were eating at HoB, it starts thundering and raining pretty hard, so we hoped it would be a typically Florida storm that would blow out in like 15 minutes... NOPE!! I wish I had pictures to show this, but basically the rained cleared out all the pathways of DTD except those running for cover. This was the type of rain that would completely drench you in seconds. We had brought ponchos, but they were really of no use, as by the time we got to the car, we were soaked, our shoes were soaked, everything was soaked!! By the time we made it back to the poly, it had let up to become a normal level of rain, so we dried off in our room, watched some TV, and then got up and went to the main pool area to watch Wishes from the beach (which had been our plan all along, just with the bar open and with fruity drinks in hand!)

COMING UP - OUR FIRST DAY IN THE PARKS
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Great start! We were there at the same time and watched the pouring rain from our AKL balcony that day. It was quite a downpour and lasted a while.

Looking forward to seeing what else you did.
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Great start! We were there at the same time and watched the pouring rain from our AKL balcony that day. It was quite a downpour and lasted a while.

Looking forward to seeing what else you did.
trust me, I would have much rather been underneath a balcony! I can't tell you the last time I felt so wet from a storm!

thanks for checking in, I'll have lots more report coming!
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Hi,
My family and I were in the MK that night. we were stuck in POtC...we rode it 5 times in a row so we didn't have to go out in the rain. augh..and the rest of the week wasn't any better for us either. can't wait to read more to see if our plans overlapped with you in anyway.
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My family and I were in the MK that night. we were stuck in POtC...we rode it 5 times in a row so we didn't have to go out in the rain. augh..and the rest of the week wasn't any better for us either. can't wait to read more to see if our plans overlapped with you in anyway.
here's an question for you - what would you have done if the monsoon had started just as you were getting off of its a small world - what would have been worst - the rain or 5x on IASW?!?
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Sun. May 24th

Park Visited: Epcot & Magic Kingdom
Dining: Seasons (lunch), O’hanas (dinner)

Sunday morning was early entry day at Epcot, and the weather looked good. I woke up first ( as always) went over to Caption Hook’s to get Melissa coffee (it is a family tradition that I get coffee for my wife every morning at disney - don’t know how I ended up w. this duty other than its how I get her up, but she loves it) and ended up buying one of the refillable mugs for my morning soda. One the way back to the room, I saw a family of ducks in the main pool and then some more right by our building, so I gave that second family of ducks some of my muffin. Anyway, we eventually walked over to the TTC and there was a monorail just sitting there, but it was having issues, so it was maybe like 10 minutes before we could get on it. As we did the loop around Epcot, I took some pics of an empty future world:

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Once we got off the monorail (maybe 20 minutes before opening), there was already a large line but I think it was b/c they had “herded” all the guest to only use like the most central ticket machines (something I had never seen before). Anyway, once they let us in early, we saw that there wasn’t going to be a character-driven opening (b/c it was an EMH day) and that the character spot wouldn’t be opening early, so we headed over to Soarin (along with everyone else!)

Once we got to Soarin, I ran ahead to get some FPs, but had problems with a couple of the machines, so by the time we got in line, it was a 25 minute posted wait (actual wait more like 20 minutes) and then a 15 minute wait the second time we went through the stand by line. After soarin through California twice, we did Living with the Land (a family favorite). I thought there was supposed to be something new at the end, but I didn’t see anything really (and they didn’t have any mickey pumpkins either!). From there, we got a second set of Soarin FPs and then we went and signed up to do a Kim Possible mission once world showcase opened at 11am and then headed over to Test Track. We often ride TT using the single rider line and this morning we did so twice with no waits (despite the fact that the standby line was out the door). After TT was done, we walked through Minnie’s Butterfly Garden, but didn’t see that many butterflies and so we also went into mouse gears and bummed around there for a bit. Next, we were trying to kill some time, so we went over to Spaceship Earth. It had only a 20 minute or so line, but we had never seen it so crowded before, as the lines were out on both sides of the “V” entrance. We actually enjoyed it more this time than in past trips, as we often have trouble hearing the narration for some reason.

Now at this point (10:30-11am), it was hot and sunny, so we ended up making a change in plans and decided to blow off the KP mission so we could finish the morning and get back to the Poly’s pool. We went over to the land and eat at the Seasons food court - Melissa got a turkey sandwich and I got a mix chinese plate of beef and chicken with rice and noodles. Once we finished our lunch, we used our two sets of Soarin FPs and headed back to the Poly.

Here are some pics I took from the flower festival:







COMING UP - ONE OF OUR FAVORITE RESTAURANTS AND OUR FIRST TRIP TO THE MAGIC KINGDOM
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great report so far i missed alot of epcot when we where there. love the pics
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I love the pics Thanks for sharing them.
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Thanks for the kinds words - lots more report and pics coming up!
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I in for a Disney vacation trip report even if it a rainy one.
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Great report. Sorry about all the rain.
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Great report. Sorry about all the rain.
I heard people say this on the boards, and even down at wdw: "a rainy day at WDW is better than a sunny day at" work, home, etc. Trust me, we haven't even BEGUN to talk about all the rain we had!

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Enjoyed your Epcot pictures. Love that you get your wife coffee every morning on your trip. Great tradition!

Looking forward to your dinner and seeing MK!
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