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Old 10-06-2012, 01:50 PM   #1
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This obsession with the weather!!!

Does anyone else have this this obsession about the weather for an upcoming trip? We have a trip for end of Oct and I find myself checking out weather reports for that time frame way too often. They have had so much rain lately and no end in sight! Trying not to let myself get discouraged by this thought. Just take rain ponchos along and keep on going. So much planning involved for this trip and you always hope weather will be great but you never know.
Am I the only one with this crazy obsession????
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:54 PM   #2
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Obsessing will only make you and those around you miserable. Bring a range of clothing and coverings and just go and HAVE A GOOD TIME!
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:08 PM   #3
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We just left today...it rained a few days of our trip...I would pay more attention to the humidity than the rain...the humidity is what affects your comfort level. If I could do it over I'd wear only gym clothes that wick away moisture because we were sweating a lot! Despite the weather we had an amazing time! Enjoy!
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:38 PM   #4
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Does anyone else have this this obsession about the weather for an upcoming trip? We have a trip for end of Oct and I find myself checking out weather reports for that time frame way too often. They have had so much rain lately and no end in sight! Trying not to let myself get discouraged by this thought. Just take rain ponchos along and keep on going. So much planning involved for this trip and you always hope weather will be great but you never know.
Am I the only one with this crazy obsession????
No end in sight? The 10 day looks pretty good, no day over 30% chance.

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenda...+FL+32830:4:US
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:48 PM   #5
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I've gone every year since 2005. Seriously, it's rained 2 days out of 7 vacations. Last year it rained all day when we were at MK that day, and we just bought ponchos and had a great, even though we were wet, day.

I wouldn't be to worried. The forecast could say 40% chance of rain all week, and you might not ever see a drop... I'm going in 2 weeks and I'm not too worried. I'd rather be wet in Disney any day!
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:50 PM   #6
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We just left today...it rained a few days of our trip...I would pay more attention to the humidity than the rain...the humidity is what affects your comfort level. If I could do it over I'd wear only gym clothes that wick away moisture because we were sweating a lot! Despite the weather we had an amazing time! Enjoy!
And I definately agree!!!!! It could be gorgeous outside, but feel like you're walking around in an attic...
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:05 PM   #7
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We just left today...it rained a few days of our trip...I would pay more attention to the humidity than the rain...the humidity is what affects your comfort level. If I could do it over I'd wear only gym clothes that wick away moisture because we were sweating a lot! Despite the weather we had an amazing time! Enjoy!
We leave in 10 days and I'm not too worried about it. Glad to hear what you said about the gym clothes above as I have most of my lululemon stuff packed to wear.

In my opinion, the forecast for the next couple weeks looks pretty good. Nice temps and only 20% or 30% chance of precipitation. Just throw on a poncho and keep going!
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:17 PM   #8
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I am ashamed to admit that I am also an obsessive weather watcher. We don't spend much time in the parks anymore so having weather that is nice enough to be outside enjoying our resort is important to us. Also, part of the reason we go to WDW in Oct, Dec. and March is to escape from MN cold weather. I currently have The Weather Channel 10 day, Accuweather 14 day and Wunderground 10 day forecasts in my bookmark bar. Sad, I know, but it helps me get excited for our trip!
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:29 PM   #9
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Obsessing will only make you and those around you miserable. Bring a range of clothing and coverings and just go and HAVE A GOOD TIME!
I agree. What is the point of stalking the weather sites for weeks on end before a trip when you know (or should know) that forecasts this far out are notoriously inaccurate and are only a guess? And if the forecasts don't change, then what can you do about it?

Nada. Zip. Zilch. Rien. You can't change it so why bother fretting about it?

Check it a couple of days before you leave so you know what to pack. Plan to pack ponchos whether rain is forecast or not.

Now, if you were planning to drive to WDW from the northeast in the winter time, THEN you can sit and stew about the weather, worrying about blizzards closing the highways....
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:36 PM   #10
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We went in February a few years ago and it rained almost non-stop during our trip. We had one day of all sun. Honestly, it was not fun. Because it was cooler weather, we were in jeans and everything from the poncho down was soaked. I mean SOAKED. Daily. It did spoil our trip. I don't mind the occasional rain storm, but I do mind nonstop rain.

So, yes, I also obsessively check the weather.
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:53 PM   #11
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Pack ponchos.

Watch everyone else leave because it's pouring.

Get wet.

Go on everything with waaaaay less waits.

Enjoy.


I love being there when it's raining. Everyone leaves and you have the place to yourself for a while. It's awesome. Who cares if you get wet? It's vacation!!!

One of my favorite memories is when me and DD went for a mother daughter trip. Our first night it started pouring...and didn't stop all night. Everyone left. We went on EVERYTHING with no waits. The best was four times in a row on BTMRR in the rain, during the fireworks. It was such silly fun. We laughed sooo hard. We were liked drowned rats but we didn't care. We were at Disney World!!!

Have a great trip!!!
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:55 PM   #12
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Im right there with you !!!!! our upcoming trip is in 13 days its our wedding trip and will be DH and DSS first trip so I want it to be beautiful and not raining.. Disney has had just had 2 much rain lately
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:10 PM   #13
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I don't get it. You are in CENTRAL FLORIDA. It is GOING TO RAIN. But what's the big deal if it does? Wear a poncho, have a good time. You're in WDW. You could go any number of indoor places and still have a great time or if it's not freezing, which again, Florida, walk around still and enjoy the emptiness of the park. Don't let it ruin your trip or your anticipation. A rainy day in WDW is stil better than a rainy day anywhere else! It's the weather - you can't DO anything about it, just let it happen. It's not July, so be thankful for that, lol!

I thought this topic was about all the people complaining about the weather. Ooops.
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:56 PM   #14
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While I can deal with less than perfect weather, I have to admit that I will be very disappointed if it rains on our MNSSHP night. We did MVMCP in the rain last year and it was terrible. Characters are tougher to find, the parade units weren't running, and the fireworks disappeared behind the clouds - you couldn't even see the Castle between the fog, clouds, and smoke.

So yes, while I have no problem throwing on a poncho and splashing my way through Disney World, I'm hoping for clear skies on October 21st.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:01 PM   #15
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Does anyone else have this this obsession about the weather for an upcoming trip? We have a trip for end of Oct and I find myself checking out weather reports for that time frame way too often. They have had so much rain lately and no end in sight! Trying not to let myself get discouraged by this thought. Just take rain ponchos along and keep on going. So much planning involved for this trip and you always hope weather will be great but you never know.
Am I the only one with this crazy obsession????
I'm at WDW right now, the last full day of our trip. The weather forecast was for rain EVERY DAY, and I can tell you that was an exaggeration by far . The only night we had heavy, sideways, drenching rain was Thursday night Oct 4th from about 7pm-8pm. I felt so bad for those attending MNSSHP, but we just waited it out in our lobby at the Poly (hello Tambu Lounge ), and walked back to the room once it went by.

Sure, it's rained in the middle of the night, and had a couple of daytime afternoon sprinkles (barley noticeable) here and there. Our night at MNSSHP on Friday Oct 5th was AWESOME. We've awakened to beautiful sunshine everyday and some cloud coverage in the afternoons, which have been most welcome. Don't sweat it, it's going to be just fine & magical!
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