Determined to make the most of this weekend!

butterscotchcollins

Drop Chicken
Joined
Jul 12, 2019
This is a Dorian positivity thread! Since I don't control the weather all I can do is stay positive and make the most of my weekend. We're arriving tomorrow night 8/29 and scheduled to depart Monday evening 9/2. Super excited for our trip still, even if some of the outdoor attractions may be closed, there's still plenty to do.

The ONE thing I want to make sure I can do come hell or high water is ride Slinky Dog Dash - haven't been to TSL yet and this is Priority #1. I'll get up at 5am Saturday just to ride it before running over to MK for our 7:45 ADR at BOG. Am I crazy? Probably! But am I trying to make the most of the weekend and still have fun? Yes!

Who's with me??? :)
 

carseatguru

Earning My Ears
Joined
Feb 23, 2012
We are staying the same dates! I have no plans to cancel my trip. I'm an AP so I've been 6 times already this year. It will be wet for sure but still fun!
 
  • butterscotchcollins

    Drop Chicken
    Joined
    Jul 12, 2019
    That's the spirit guys!

    I asked this question in another thread but just in case anyone has the answer: do outdoor attractions operate in the rain if there is no lightning?
     
  • lucas

    °o°
    Joined
    Jul 29, 2005
    We live in South Florida and have been keeping an eye on the reports. Latest report says storm possibly a cat 3 on Monday when it might hit Florida. Too soon to know, this thing keeps changing.
     

    MomOTwins

    The Mommy Fairy
    Joined
    Mar 5, 2018
    The ONE thing I want to make sure I can do come hell or high water is ride Slinky Dog Dash - haven't been to TSL yet and this is Priority #1. I'll get up at 5am Saturday just to ride it before running over to MK for our 7:45 ADR at BOG. Am I crazy? Probably! But am I trying to make the most of the weekend and still have fun? Yes!
    This doesn't really seem doable to me. HS "opens" at 6am but will probably start letting people in at 5:40 or earlier, so if you are getting up at 5am, unless you are walkable to the park (Swan/Dolphin/Boardwalk/Yacht/Beach) I don't see how you get to the park in time for rope drop, and definitely won't be at the front of the pack unless you ARRIVE at the park an hour early. If you get there after the rope droppers I would count on at least some level of wait for SDD, which will make you miss BOG.
     
  • CastAStone

    Model Citizen. Reformed Mathlete.
    Joined
    Jun 25, 2019
    That's the spirit guys!

    I asked this question in another thread but just in case anyone has the answer: do outdoor attractions operate in the rain if there is no lightning?
    Some do. The roller coasters tend to not run in rain. I’ve been on a roller coaster when the sky opened and getting pelted by a downpour HURTS.
     

    CastAStone

    Model Citizen. Reformed Mathlete.
    Joined
    Jun 25, 2019
    This doesn't really seem doable to me. HS "opens" at 6am but will probably start letting people in at 5:40 or earlier, so if you are getting up at 5am, unless you are walkable to the park (Swan/Dolphin/Boardwalk/Yacht/Beach) I don't see how you get to the park in time for rope drop, and definitely won't be at the front of the pack unless you ARRIVE at the park an hour early. If you get there after the rope droppers I would count on at least some level of wait for SDD, which will make you miss BOG.
    My suggestion is to take a Lyft or Minnie Van from DHS to the Contemporary resort and then walk to MK. I think you’ll make it, but you’re definitely going to be staring at your watch all morning.
     

    BoardWalkBelle

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Sep 6, 2008
    This is a Dorian positivity thread! Since I don't control the weather all I can do is stay positive and make the most of my weekend. We're arriving tomorrow night 8/29 and scheduled to depart Monday evening 9/2. Super excited for our trip still, even if some of the outdoor attractions may be closed, there's still plenty to do.

    The ONE thing I want to make sure I can do come hell or high water is ride Slinky Dog Dash - haven't been to TSL yet and this is Priority #1. I'll get up at 5am Saturday just to ride it before running over to MK for our 7:45 ADR at BOG. Am I crazy? Probably! But am I trying to make the most of the weekend and still have fun? Yes!

    Who's with me??? :)
    Looking to b a cat 3 now, parks will close.
     

    OKWFan88

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jul 23, 2019
    We arrive on Friday for a week... We have our rain jackets and determined to have an awesome time... My biggest question is we have the Ultimate Day of Thrills VIP tour on Monday and wondering if I should cancel that so we get a full refund since we are still within the full refund period...
     

    MGMmjl

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Oct 5, 2018
    One thing to keep in mind is that the exact track of the storm will likely change, especially as you go longer out in the forecast. This note is from NHC:

    "Users are reminded not to focus on the exact forecast track, as the average 5-day track error
    is around 200 miles."
     

    caylene44

    Aspiring Disney Travel Planner
    Joined
    Aug 19, 2015
    I really appreciate the positivity! I'm not too concerned because as many have stated, there's no way to accurately know how this is going to go yet so I'm trying to remain calm. However, I'm going with a large family group and I'm sure I'm going to have to talk some of them down. Haha. If it's just lots of rain, we will be fine, we're from Seattle 😉

    We arrive tomorrow night (Thursday) as well and don't leave until the next Thursday. I think my main concern is we have the Halloween Party Monday and my sister's bday on Tuesday. Fingers crossed nothing messes with those!
     

    OhDannyBoy

    DISdad #850
    Joined
    Jan 10, 2014
    Looking to b a cat 3 now, parks will close.
    Depends on where it makes landfall. If it hits in Jacksonville 140 miles away, parks aren't going to close necessarily.

    Remember, that Cat 3 wind is only in concentrated areas at the center of the storm. The other giant swirly part may have gusts of high wind, but it's not sustained 115 MPH.
     

    JessiMommy

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 31, 2002
    I with your positivity! My dilemma is... we are supposed to drive up from Ft. Lauderdale on Sunday. As long as the roads are safe we're headed out!!
     


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