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Old 11-25-2011, 07:22 AM   #871
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I didn't realize there is a post office at the Owl Post! Too cool!!!! I'm excited to take advantage of that.

We were at Disney in early December 2 years ago. We had perfect weather - low 80's during the day and mid to high 60's at night. However, the day we left it started raining and the rest of the winter was quite cold in Florida. Hopefully my good weather luck with stay for this trip!

Have I mentioned that I'm excited???

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Old 11-25-2011, 08:04 AM   #872
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A quick question... I've never been to FL in December, so I have no idea what the weather's like.

I did a quick Google and it said the average high is 71 and the low is 51. Does that seem about right to people?

I'm imagining I'll need a fleece or whatnot, but not a hat/scarf, etc. I might throw gloves in my bag as I get frozen hands pretty easily. Plus it'll make it easier to grip the Butterbeer.

How "bundled up" are other people planning to get?
The "average" means nothing! I was there Dec. 12 & 13 last year, and the temps dropped into the 30s at night. Check Weather.com just before you leave home, but cold weather wear is definitely going with me - especially since it will be cold when I leave home.
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Old 11-25-2011, 08:23 AM   #873
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Regarding the owl post, when we were there I bought the postcards and postage stamps and there was a lady outside the post office with a stamp that canceled a couple of blank pieces of paper for me to have for my scrapbook. So you might not have to actually mail anything to get the stamp.
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Old 11-25-2011, 08:31 AM   #874
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Thanks for all the advice! I learned my lesson the hard way 2 years ago when I just packed a hoodie for my February trip and it turned out to be the coldest winter ever. I actually hard to wear my NY winter coat. Brrr!

I'll never forget getting on the Jungle cruise and having the Skipper say "Welcome to the Tundra Cruise, now with Polar Bears!"

I ordered a fleece off of Old Navy (Yay for their Black Friday sales!) and I'll have my jacket with me. I'll pack my hat and gloves and all should be well.
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Old 11-25-2011, 08:33 AM   #875
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The one thing I noticed about the weather is that when it is cooler in Orlando it seems colder because of the humidity level. Those of us up North experience the cold but the humidity level is lower. Damp and cold feels a lot colder. And watching the Candlelight Processional can be really cold because there always seems to be a breeze off the water there. I have been very happy to had to have worn my winter coat on the plane.

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Old 11-25-2011, 11:28 AM   #876
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15 day forecast shows high of 65 for 12/9 and low in the50's. I know it will change as it gets closer but I like to drive myself crazy checking everyday anyway. Lol
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Old 11-25-2011, 01:13 PM   #877
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Old 11-25-2011, 02:48 PM   #878
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Old 11-25-2011, 03:02 PM   #880
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Over on the DIS Disney Photo of the day thread, one of our more celebrated photographers has a photo tour of WWOHP...

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Old 11-25-2011, 04:57 PM   #882
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Old 11-25-2011, 05:49 PM   #883
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It has been 8 years since I drove to Universal and I could use some opinions on the easiest route about driving to Universal. We aren't taking the bus. (DW has never had Tijuana Flats, that's my excuse and I'm sticking with it). We are staying at AKL but, right now, the plan is to stop at Dr. Phillips for bagels (and a few things that go well with bagels), a Publix run and Tijuana Flats).

It looks to me as if I can turn north from Sand Lake Rd onto Turkey Lake road (with another turn or two) and get to the Universal parking garages. Google seems to think that is the best route.

Am I better off going that route or is it better to just get on I-4?

(This is me getting excited about the trip, Amanda.)
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Old 11-25-2011, 06:01 PM   #884
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Old 11-25-2011, 06:12 PM   #885
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Credentials arrived today. Now I'm extra psyched!!,

Question: I've never been to Universal. We're staying at Hard Rock. What time should we go to the water taxi so that we're at the gate of IOA in time?

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