That's the first time we had to wear a poncho in Disney! A Mar./April '11 TR DONE 9/5

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by wdwgirl03, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. wdwgirl03

    wdwgirl03 <font color=red>I'm just a big Disney Freak! :-)<b

    Jan 8, 2004
    OK, maybe that's a little exaggerated. :rolleyes1 But I'll get back to that in a little bit.

    For those of you who don't know me, I'm Sarah, aka wdwgirl03. As you can tell from my DIS name (and my frequent trip reports) I am one of the biggest Disney fanatics you will ever meet. Take a look at my signature and you'll see all the Disney trips I've been fortunate to take over the years. If you count them all up, that means that this last trip was number 18. Crazy, right?! :eek::eek:

    Now back to the title. When you visit Disney World as often as we do, you're bound to encounter some, let's say, less-than-ideal weather. We've experienced the hot and humid summer weather, freezing temperatures in January (30 degrees in Florida somehow seems worse than 30 degrees in Wisconsin), and the occasional rain shower or thunderstorm. But usually those showers pass so quickly that you can quickly dodge into a shop/attraction or it's been warm enough where a little shower actually feels refreshing. Hence, no real need for a poncho. Well...not this time! I have to say on this trip we had more rain in one day than we've had in all our other trips combined. That's a lot of rain. Like two days of non-stop rain. And that is not an exaggeration. Kind of puts a damper on a visit to Disney World, both literally and figuratively.

    BUT, regardless of the rain, we still had a great time. We got to try another new Vacation Club resort, ate at two new restaurants, and tried a couple new attractions (well, one was for me, not for my sister...was it Mission:Space??? Stay tuned to find out...popcorn::). Crowds were definitely manageable so we were able to do everything we wanted to. And we did have some nice weather too so it wasn't all dreary and rainy. ;)

    Before I begin, here are the basics if you missed my PTR.

    The dates: March 26-April 2, school's spring break
    The resort: Old Key West (we had a studio since it was just me and my sister)

    I hope you'll join me again as we relive our adventures!

    Cast intros

    Saturday, March 26, 2011
    Off to Orlando we go!...POSTED 4/4
    Welcome Home...again!...POSTED 4/6
    Exploring Old Key West...POSTED 4/8

    Sunday, March 27, 2011
    Wonderful Feeling, Wonderful Day...first morning at the Magic Kingdom!...POSTED 4/10
    How many rides can we get done?...POSTED 4/16
    Cruising through the MK...POSTED 4/21
    Tomorrowland and visiting the Polynesian...POSTED 4/25
    Best. Safari. Ever....POSTED 4/30
    Yetis and Dinos...POSTED 5/2
    Nighttime Spectaculars...POSTED 5/6

    Monday, March 28, 2011
    And the rain begins...a wet morning at DHS...POSTED 5/10
    Drawing Pooh and the AIE...POSTED 5/15
    More rain at Epcot...POSTED 5/20

    Tuesday, March 29, 2011
    A change in the weather...POSTED 5/22
    Hanging with the animals...POSTED 5/30
    More Animal Kingdom...POSTED 6/5
    Enjoying the Flower and Garden Festival...POSTED 6/10
    We met Duffy!...POSTED 6/14
    Via Napoli...POSTED 6/18

    Wednesday, March 30, 2011
    Meeting Rapunzel and Flynn Rider...POSTED 6/22
    More Magic Kingdom + Cars 2 review...POSTED 7/3
    The calm before the storm at DTD/DHS...POSTED 7/11

    Thursday, March 31, 2011
    A very gloomy morning/breakfast at Chef Mickey's+link to blog article on Little Mermaid!...POSTED 7/12
    Visiting a not-so-busy Epcot...POSTED 7/20
    A little more Epcot and fun at OKW...POSTED 7/23

    Friday, April 1, 2011
    Our very sunny last day...POSTED 7/26
    A little more DHS and my first "Starring Roll"...POSTED 8/1
    A lovely ride on the Friendship boat...POSTED 8/3
    Touring World Showcase, part I...POSTED 8/8
    Touring World Showcase, part II...POSTED 8/12
    Finishing the World Showcase tour/shopping...POSTED 8/18
    Souvenirs and one last trip to DTD...POSTED 8/25

    Saturday, April 2, 2011
    Departure Day and Final Thoughts...POSTED 9/5

    Random Bits
    African Cats review/Dad's TR link
    Disney project!
    Next trip teaser...POSTED 7/29
    Link to new Pre-trip Report...POSTED 8/15
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  3. Mickey_Mom

    Mickey_Mom DIS Veteran

    Mar 17, 2009
    Am I first? :hyper: I'm here!
  4. TinkerbellLuvr7

    TinkerbellLuvr7 Tinkerbellluvr7

    Feb 11, 2007
    I'm here too!!!!!!

    Can't wait to hear what you thought of the horrible weather :(
  5. disney lucie

    disney lucie Earning My Ears

    Mar 6, 2011
    Well I was there and I know what you mean, RAIN and more RAIN.
  6. Caretames1

    Caretames1 Mom & Crazed Planner

    Jan 2, 2010
    I'm here.:cool1:

  7. RachelNinja

    RachelNinja Sometimes I'd rather live in VMK than in real life

    Jul 16, 2007
    Haha, no way can I be first. You're just way too popular :thumbsup2

    I'm wondering if you took rain pictures! I wonder if it got so bad that it did that like, semi-flooding in the streets. That gets to be really uncomfortable! Too bad Disney really can't control the weather!
  8. Nermel9

    Nermel9 DIS Veteran

    Mar 18, 2009
    I'm here, can't wait to read about your trip! :cool1:
  9. PrincessCaitlin

    PrincessCaitlin DIS Veteran

    Feb 1, 2009
    I'm here!

    I loved the pics on facebook so I can't wait to hear you stories!

    :cool1: yay for first page!
  10. dawnbu40

    dawnbu40 DIS Veteran

    Feb 26, 2008
    I'm in and looking forward to hearing all about your trip :goodvibes
  11. lovealldisney

    lovealldisney Lover of all things Disney!

    Mar 16, 2006
    Can't wait to read all about your trip! :goodvibes
  12. LaLinda

    LaLinda Earning My Ears

    Aug 28, 2004
    My family & I were there for the record rain as well.

    We spent Monday, the first day of torrential rain, at AK. We did everything, including EE twice, & had a great time. The second day of even worse torrential rain, we were at Hollywood Studios. Did everything we wanted & thoroughly enjoyed that park.

    The last 2 days of our vacation were absolutely perfect, both weather-wise & fun-wise!

  13. amyrella

    amyrella Mouseketeer

    Aug 1, 2008
    I'm along for ride! I usually lurk but just letting you know I'm looking forward to reading your report!
  14. MiaBella05

    MiaBella05 DIS Veteran

    Oct 7, 2006
    popcorn:: joining in popcorn::
  15. ChattaAlley

    ChattaAlley DIS Veteran

    Mar 2, 2011
    I am in...
  16. Jedana

    Jedana DIS Veteran

    Feb 27, 2011
    We were there the 29th-1st. :rotfl2: The 30th was ok, until late afternoon. The next day, well, we just can't talk about it. It's too painful. (seriously--we went to DHS for about 4 hours because the weather guy said it would clear up around 1, so we left at noon--my shoes were sopping wet as soon as I got off the bus, and I have a beautiful blister on my right foot, just below my toes).
  17. tinkgurl

    tinkgurl DIS Veteran

    Feb 13, 2006
    I'm here!! :cheer2:
  18. Goofyzgurl

    Goofyzgurl DIS Veteran

    Mar 20, 2001
    Awesome! We were there the same time and at OKW too! I thought for sure one day we were going to get struck by lightning.
  19. SoonerGirl

    SoonerGirl DIS Veteran

    Nov 9, 2006
    I'm here Sarah! Sorry about all the rain, that stinks :sad2:
  20. Queenofallthings

    Queenofallthings DIS Veteran

    Apr 13, 2008
    I'm here:thumbsup2

    I feel your pain about the rain! We were there during TS Fay....5 straight days of rain and's just wrong isn't it?

    Looking forward to hearing all about it and I can't wait to see your pics around OKW!!
  21. rw_hadley

    rw_hadley "Did you ever get the feeling there's something go

    Oct 20, 2004
    We were also there March 27 - April 2nd.
    And that rain was indeed miserable! On Monday we were at Animal Kingdom, and got thoroughly soaked. But we did get to do everything we wanted.
    For Thursday's monsoon we were at Epcot. I took video of Future World around 9:30 a.m., and besides us I think there were maybe six other people in the 360 degree pan.
    But Friday and Saturday were tremendous!
    And the crowds were completely manageable all week.
    I'm looking forward to hearing about your experiences.

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