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Old 07-17-2010, 11:40 AM   #151
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It continued to rain...and I mean RAIN, the rest of the night. There was EMH that night and the plan was to take advantage of that, but it just was so miserable! We walked towards the Seas and thought we'd ride that. There was NO ONE around. Literally, no one! So we walked up to the doors and as soon as they opened, we got a blast of freezing cold air, to which we both responded, "Screw this!" Being wet was bad enough but being cold and wet....sorry Nemo, you're just not worth it!

So we walked around and decided we'd just go in through the gift shop and look at the tanks. It was kind of cold in there too, but more bearable!

When we exited, it was STILL raining and I suddenly remember! My new handheld video camera also takes pictures AND it's waterproof!!

So from then on, whenever it rained, I kept it in my rain jacket pocket.

Here are a few shots we took outside of Nemo before finally giving up and going back to POR! Well, we stopped for a spin around Spaceship earth...then we went back to POR!

You can see how wet the bottom of my shorts are! At least my shorts are short enough that they didn't get too wet. I felt bad for Tom because his shorts were soaked!





Well....so we had one rainy evening. It can't stay like that all week, can it??

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Awe. The rain sucks. We are sadly looking at the same forecast.
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:47 AM   #153
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Grrr, I knew it was going to be a pain in the neck that I took pictures with 2 different cameras!!!

Here are some pics from that ride on SE before leaving the park!







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hehehe great pics!
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lovely update... wow it DID rain a lot!!
DF & I joke that it always seems to be raining when we walk through the UK pavillion... just like being at home, always raining!


Looking forward to more now that the PP cd has arrived!
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:22 PM   #156
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lovely update... wow it DID rain a lot!!
DF & I joke that it always seems to be raining when we walk through the UK pavillion... just like being at home, always raining!


Looking forward to more now that the PP cd has arrived!
That's actually really funny you said that because as we walked around WS, even the CMs looked a little worried about the rain but as we walked past the Fish and Chips stand on our way to Rose and Crown, all the CMs in there were just laughing and having a ball! They're probably so used to it!
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Loving the trip report! What time was your Rose and Crown ADR? I am really thinking of trying that for Illuminations on our next trip (whenever that might be). You are really helping bring back memories.......that was SUCH a rainy night!!! That was our first night at the Contemporary and we did not go anywhere!!
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Loving the trip report! What time was your Rose and Crown ADR? I am really thinking of trying that for Illuminations on our next trip (whenever that might be). You are really helping bring back memories.......that was SUCH a rainy night!!! That was our first night at the Contemporary and we did not go anywhere!!
I bet if it wasn't our first night, we may have stayed in too.

ADR was for 7:30.
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Yay!! This is so fun to read while I pass the time until we leave tomorrow

We have the SAME raincoats!! I thought I saw them in one of your other TRs and now I can tell better that they're the same ones. I got them on sale one year on Disney Shopping for SUPER cheap!! I love them! Last year my mom and sister went with us and we googled our hearts out trying to find them on Disney websites, on Ebay, whatever, and I swear they don't exist anymore! I'm so glad we got them when we did!!!

Your first day looks like 3 of the days we had in 2008 with the rain! Half of our Photopass pics are in our raincoats! I totally feel your pain on the whole we're totally SOAKED and it's -20 degrees in here. NOT a good combination. Being wet AND cold is just the worst!! Hopefully you have a few drier days in store for us to hear about

ETA: About staying in when it rained. When we went in 2008 it was for our 1-year anniversary. We were staying at the GF and the worst night of rain was actually ON our anniversary, so we decided to just stay in (so we could enjoy the GF because we were only there for 2 of our nights.) DH went and got food from Gasparilla and brought it back to the room and Princess Diaries 2 was on TV and we just sat there in the room, ate our yummy treats and watched the movie. We were all snuggly in our warm clothes, the rain was so soothing sounding outside, we were in my favorite place, in a fabulous resort! It probably sounds lame, but it's actually one of my favorite Disney memories
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We've had the conversation about if WDW was the setting for a disaster movie, we know SE would be the first thing to go. Maybe it would break off it's legs and roll over tourist. Tom likes to think it would be a transformer and just change into something awesome that would totally save the world!
I LOVE the transformer theory. Now, I'm imagining Spaceship Earth walking around like the robot Syndrome builds in the Incredibles.

I am so sorry about the MISERABLE rain. I hate walking around the parks completely drenched. It's no fun.

AHH!! Illuminations videos! EXACTLY ONE WEEK FROM TODAY I WILL BE AT EPCOT!!!!
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Yay!! This is so fun to read while I pass the time until we leave tomorrow

We have the SAME raincoats!! I thought I saw them in one of your other TRs and now I can tell better that they're the same ones. I got them on sale one year on Disney Shopping for SUPER cheap!! I love them! Last year my mom and sister went with us and we googled our hearts out trying to find them on Disney websites, on Ebay, whatever, and I swear they don't exist anymore! I'm so glad we got them when we did!!!

Your first day looks like 3 of the days we had in 2008 with the rain! Half of our Photopass pics are in our raincoats! I totally feel your pain on the whole we're totally SOAKED and it's -20 degrees in here. NOT a good combination. Being wet AND cold is just the worst!! Hopefully you have a few drier days in store for us to hear about

ETA: About staying in when it rained. When we went in 2008 it was for our 1-year anniversary. We were staying at the GF and the worst night of rain was actually ON our anniversary, so we decided to just stay in (so we could enjoy the GF because we were only there for 2 of our nights.) DH went and got food from Gasparilla and brought it back to the room and Princess Diaries 2 was on TV and we just sat there in the room, ate our yummy treats and watched the movie. We were all snuggly in our warm clothes, the rain was so soothing sounding outside, we were in my favorite place, in a fabulous resort! It probably sounds lame, but it's actually one of my favorite Disney memories
Aw, that sounds really nice about your night in!

YES! I bought them on sale on disneyshopping too! It was like 2 years ago and you can't find them anywhere now!

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I am so sorry about the MISERABLE rain. I hate walking around the parks completely drenched. It's no fun.

AHH!! Illuminations videos! EXACTLY ONE WEEK FROM TODAY I WILL BE AT EPCOT!!!!
Haha! So glad you appreciate the transformer theory! One week from today in Epcot! So jealous!
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Seriously!!!

I mean, I expected your afternoon shower but I was not mentally prepared for the amount of rain we saw on this trip.....
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Wow! It must of rained so much that nothing was left when we came. We arrived on July 6-13 and the first 5 days were rain free! Not even an afternoon shower! Hope you got some of that weather too-can't remember how long you were staying. Anyway- looking forward to more!!! Helps me get through the after Disney blues!
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Wow! It must of rained so much that nothing was left when we came. We arrived on July 6-13 and the first 5 days were rain free! Not even an afternoon shower! Hope you got some of that weather too-can't remember how long you were staying. Anyway- looking forward to more!!! Helps me get through the after Disney blues!
Yeah, only the last couple of days of our trip were mostly rain-free...
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