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Old 06-14-2012, 12:03 PM   #46
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Im loving reading your report!

Just curious, what were your dates for travel? Im thinking of a May trip for next year because I want to avoid the crowds and have nice weather, but it seems for you it was crowded this year. Were you there close to Memorial Day? Im thinking of going mid May (15th ish...) for a week.

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Im loving reading your report!

Just curious, what were your dates for travel? Im thinking of a May trip for next year because I want to avoid the crowds and have nice weather, but it seems for you it was crowded this year. Were you there close to Memorial Day? Im thinking of going mid May (15th ish...) for a week.

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We normally go the first two weeks of May and the weather is perfect (mid 80s and usually not a drop of rain) and the crowds a fairly low. But this year it was crazy ... both the weather and the crowds. We got 90-plus degrees most every day with storms nearly every evening and the crowds were at summer levels. It was nuts! We may have to pick a new time of year to go if this happens again. We are thinking maybe September. The only thing that keeps me from September is that it is hurricane season.
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:44 PM   #48
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We normally go the first two weeks of May and the weather is perfect (mid 80s and usually not a drop of rain) and the crowds a fairly low. But this year it was crazy ... both the weather and the crowds. We got 90-plus degrees most every day with storms nearly every evening and the crowds were at summer levels. It was nuts! We may have to pick a new time of year to go if this happens again. We are thinking maybe September. The only thing that keeps me from September is that it is hurricane season.
I was there last September on a business trip (Sept 10 - 14). My "business" didnt start until the 12th, but I flew in 2 days early to have a little fun! I went through the back entrance to Epcot (next to UK and France) around 11:30am and really thought the park hadnt opened yet. I made it to Germany before seeing a person who didnt work there! I think there must have been 50 people total in Epcot that day.

On the flip side, I wasnt even 5 steps out the hotel door when I realized I was DRIPPING in sweat! My whole life Ive heard about FL summers, but never believed it was as bad as people say! 1st hand witness...yes, its that bad!

With 2 kids in college now, Id like to go in May, just when school ends and before they start their summer jobs. I looked into Spring Break but its a lot more $$$ (airfare and hotel) and the crowd calendar seemed worse in March. Now Im back to square 1 !!! But still loving reading your report!! Thanks!
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Those are amazing pictures. I love looking at them.
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Isn't the other Where in the World pic at the end of Spaceship Earth after you've decided your future??
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You are right! That is exactly what it is. Good eye!
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Jane I am in....better late then....well you know! Enjoying the TR so far. Your writing makes me feel like I am there with you. When you were telling us about the woman texting and walking I was rolling with laughter. I could just picture it.

Disney needs to put up signs that say no talking or text on cell phones while walking.

Looking forward to the next chapter.

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Disney needs to put up signs that say no talking or text on cell phones while walking.

Looking forward to the next chapter.

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