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Old 06-13-2014, 03:45 PM   #1081
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'Ol Ninja Mom has a link to a post that will give you a good idea of what to expect weather wise during your Summer WDW vacation. In this article you will find a local news station weather link that you can book mark on your 'smarter than you are Phone' so you can get the local and regional weather info in real time.~NM
Thanks Ninja Mom! I went to the local news station that is mentioned in the link and discovered that they also have a free mobile app. Also, when you are on their website, you can sign up for Orange County weather alerts to be sent as texts to your 'smarter than you are Phone' (and of course, messaging rates do apply).

Another great item to add to my growing list of other Disney apps - preferred airline, home airport, important WDW phone numbers, MDE, and of course DISBOARDS!

Thanks again for the tip!
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Old 06-13-2014, 04:06 PM   #1082
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I've changed our reservation to YC due to the construction at BC during our stay (or at least expected during our stay). My only concern is we booked SV CL and I'm thinking I'm going to regret it. For those of you that had SV, did you regret not going GV or LB?

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Old 06-13-2014, 04:42 PM   #1083
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Thanks for the links Ninja Mom!

Another gem on the easywdw link is the great run down on drinking around the world. Putting that to use will guarantee a long nap
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:01 PM   #1084
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Teena - have a magical cruise! I know how you love your cruises!!!

Nettie - added another day huh. I think I know someone else who just did this - oh wait it was me!

We have so many of the same ideas! Can't wait for our meet.
Also can't wait to hear all your reports of your July Extravaganza!
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:32 PM   #1085
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(Cue Announcer voice)

Are you planning a trip to Walt Disney World some time in the next few months?

Are you prepared for the summer weather that awaits you?

Do you know what to pack, what to expect, and what to do when it RAINS during YOUR vacation?

Well are YOU in luck!!

'Ol Ninja Mom has a link to a post that will give you a good idea of what to expect weather wise during your Summer WDW vacation. In this article you will find a local news station weather link that you can book mark on your 'smarter than you are Phone' so you can get the local and regional weather info in real time.

That makes sitting on those aluminum benches waiting for Fantasmic to start a whole lot less riskier if it looks like a storm may or may not be moving in. Consult that weather link on your smart phone and you'll be the first to know when to beat feat and be first in line for the bus BEFORE the show eventually gets cancelled.

As an aside to this article, NOW would be a good time to start breaking in those new sport sandals you are going to be wanting to wear in the scorching heat of mid-summers-day in Orlando. You can do that on those walks you are supposed to be taking to get your piggies in park touring shape. You're taking those walks... Right??? Trust me, it will be so much better if you did. Just a half an hour every other day will do wonders for your fitness level and park touring comfort levels.

Also keep in mind that Sneakers take a few days to dry when they get wet and since it regularly rains in the afternoons for a brief time during the summer you know you are going to have to fall back on plan B for the footwear to dry out... and you are taking more than one pair of footwear...RIGHT? (Husbands I am looking at YOU!)

Remember the rain usually hits between 2-6 pm and it can be a brief sprinkle or an extended downpour... it all depends on what turns up on God's wheel of fortune. Some of the smarter ones also realize that the best time to hit Storm Along Bay is Before this rainy period, say from 11 (or earlier) to around 1:30pm. The parks are open later at night during the summer and going then when it is MUCH cooler and way less crowded makes putting that late morning pool time on the touring schedule a workable option. The wait times for the rides fall off drastically after the fireworks happen and the majority of people leave the park.

Here is that Fabulous link: http://www.themagicinpixels.com/2014...-disney-world/

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Thanks NinjaMom

Very useful article and equally useful intro!
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Sitting at the airport waiting to board!! I'm headed to Coronado Springs for a convention through Wednesday, then 4 glorious days at the BC with my Mom to celebrate her 70th bday!!😃 I will post a TR while I'm there, hoping I can figure out how to post pics from my phone/smugmug app....
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Sitting at the airport waiting to board!! I'm headed to Coronado Springs for a convention through Wednesday, then 4 glorious days at the BC with my Mom to celebrate her 70th bday!!�� I will post a TR while I'm there, hoping I can figure out how to post pics from my phone/smugmug app....
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So excited! We're heading back to the BC this fall! Oct. 26-Nov. 2 GV!! Can't wait!
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Sitting at the airport waiting to board!! I'm headed to Coronado Springs for a convention through Wednesday, then 4 glorious days at the BC with my Mom to celebrate her 70th bday!!dde03 I will post a TR while I'm there, hoping I can figure out how to post pics from my phone/smugmug app....
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Old 06-14-2014, 07:52 AM   #1090
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OK, probably a silly question.

I'm doing online check in for our YC trip (in only 45 days )

What room requests should I make?

We're staying Garden View.

I was thinking of requesting a corner room near an elevator, thinking it would make it easier to get in and out in the mornings. (We do rope drop, an afternoon break, then fireworks, so the elevator noise probably won't be an issue.) Does that combo even exist?

They also give you the option of earlier check in as an override of the other options. Our flight gets us to MCO at around noon, so I'm not sure how much benefit there is there-- though in 2012 we waited until about 5 pm for our room at the BC (we had requested "near epcot" and got exactly that!)

Or should I just leave it all in the hands of the booking gods?

Anyone want to help me clarify my thoughts?
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OK, probably a silly question.

I'm doing online check in for our YC trip (in only 45 days )

What room requests should I make?

We're staying Garden View.

I was thinking of requesting a corner room near an elevator, thinking it would make it easier to get in and out in the mornings. (We do rope drop, an afternoon break, then fireworks, so the elevator noise probably won't be an issue.) Does that combo even exist?
We stayed at the YC once and had a room close to the exit near the laundry room. The door opens right near the boat dock and makes the walk to Epcot seem as short as possible. There is also an elevator near that exit.

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They also give you the option of earlier check in as an override of the other options. Our flight gets us to MCO at around noon, so I'm not sure how much benefit there is there-- though in 2012 we waited until about 5 pm for our room at the BC (we had requested "near epcot" and got exactly that!)

Or should I just leave it all in the hands of the booking gods?

Anyone want to help me clarify my thoughts?
We did online check in and listed our expected resort arrival time, which was 11am. Our room was ready for us when we got there, which is the biggest benefit of online check in for us.
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OK, probably a silly question.

I'm doing online check in for our YC trip (in only 45 days )

What room requests should I make?

We're staying Garden View.

I was thinking of requesting a corner room near an elevator, thinking it would make it easier to get in and out in the mornings. (We do rope drop, an afternoon break, then fireworks, so the elevator noise probably won't be an issue.) Does that combo even exist?

They also give you the option of earlier check in as an override of the other options. Our flight gets us to MCO at around noon, so I'm not sure how much benefit there is there-- though in 2012 we waited until about 5 pm for our room at the BC (we had requested "near epcot" and got exactly that!)

Or should I just leave it all in the hands of the booking gods?

Anyone want to help me clarify my thoughts?
I did online check-in, making sure I only requested 1 or 2 items (we have a split stay). I'd rather have a better chance of getting what is most important to me, hopefully...

The first year we stayed at the YC, we had to wait until almost 5 pm also, but it was so worth it. We were upgraded to lagoon view!

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Old 06-14-2014, 02:19 PM   #1094
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Has anyone ever ordered the "amenities" from the in room dining experience?! Our friends and their kids are checking in next Saturday. I was looking to send them either the Stormalong buckets or the Snack Attack. Anyone every tried either of these?? Their kids are 5 and 3.

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Has anyone ever ordered the "amenities" from the in room dining experience?! Our friends and their kids are checking in next Saturday. I was looking to send them either the Stormalong buckets or the Snack Attack. Anyone every tried either of these?? Their kids are 5 and 3.

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Where do u even see any info on this?
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