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Faithful Raider

Earning My Ears
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Apr 3, 2011
Was planning on our first day being Sunday 9/22 and going to the beach on 9/28, but looking at the forecast decided to switch those days. Now going to the beach when its gonna be 90+ degrees at DL (and a comfortable 82 high at the beach) and going to DL when its gonna be in the 70's and maybe rainy. Didn't wanna do DL on a Saturday but don't wanna do a beach trip in the cold and rain so....

Gotta go with the flow!
 

avalon451

Errrr... what?
Joined
Mar 1, 2008
Was planning on our first day being Sunday 9/22 and going to the beach on 9/28, but looking at the forecast decided to switch those days. Now going to the beach when its gonna be 90+ degrees at DL (and a comfortable 82 high at the beach) and going to DL when its gonna be in the 70's and maybe rainy. Didn't wanna do DL on a Saturday but don't wanna do a beach trip in the cold and rain so....

Gotta go with the flow!
I think you’re smart! We were at DL last week, and it was in the low 90’s. Our trip was wonderful, but the heat was awful! We really had to plan around it. DDs 21 and 17 nearly got heat exhaustion.
 

lindyv321

TTFN! Ta Ta For Now!
Joined
Sep 9, 2013
Was planning on our first day being Sunday 9/22 and going to the beach on 9/28, but looking at the forecast decided to switch those days. Now going to the beach when its gonna be 90+ degrees at DL (and a comfortable 82 high at the beach) and going to DL when its gonna be in the 70's and maybe rainy. Didn't wanna do DL on a Saturday but don't wanna do a beach trip in the cold and rain so....

Gotta go with the flow!
What beach are you going to? We are planning on going to the beach the morning before we go to OBB in 9/29
 
  • Erin M

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    Feb 12, 2018
    4 days until our flight. I see the weather now shows possible rain showers Thursday and Friday (depending on which weather app you’re looking at). I can deal with a little rain, just hope it really light for Thursday. I think the Halloween party will be more fun dry.

    Last November we were there for one of the giant downpour days. We survived because DL is magic, but the puddles were rough on the then five year old who doesn’t have the wear with all to watch out for them. I’d rather not repeat that if we don’t have to. Crossing my fingers the rain blows on our of the forecast.
     

    DisTXMom

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 3, 2013
    We are also watching the weather. A little rain may keep the crowds down so I’m ok with it. Our full park days are fri/sat/sun and I imagine a perfect sunny 70 degree day brings out the locals en mass.
     

    Jperiod

    I am the rebel spy!
    Joined
    May 20, 2008
    We're headed back home today after a week. Crowds were busier on the weekends this month than they were the whole time we were there in July! We decided to cancel our October trip. Kids are disney'd out and we've seen all of the fall decorations and treats that we want to see. Bring on Christmas!
    If you're going on a weekend, plan for rope drop and stack fast passes for the evening.
     
  • mamapenguin

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    Jun 15, 2006
    We're headed back home today after a week. Crowds were busier on the weekends this month than they were the whole time we were there in July! We decided to cancel our October trip. Kids are disney'd out and we've seen all of the fall decorations and treats that we want to see. Bring on Christmas!
    If you're going on a weekend, plan for rope drop and stack fast passes for the evening.
    Great advice. Yesterday was not bad crowd wise, today is much busier. The first two hours were great. On a break right now stacking fast passes. It’s hot.
     

    Erin M

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    Feb 12, 2018
    I’m all ready! Packed up, kiddo birthday party done, work all caught up. Now I wait, for two more days!! The struggle is real.

    I did make this cake for DD as a distraction for me. She has no idea it’s foreshadowing her real birthday present! I can’t wait to surprise her Tuesday morning!!

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  • Skjhjb

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    Jul 8, 2012
    I’m all ready! Packed up, kiddo birthday party done, work all caught up. Now I wait, for two more days!! The struggle is real.

    I did make this cake for DD as a distraction for me. She has no idea it’s foreshadowing her real birthday present! I can’t wait to surprise her Tuesday morning!!

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    Yep - the struggle is insanely real. I'm so excited for our trip I can hardly sit still! I'm all done work - delivered my last wedding cake yesterday before declaring myself officially on holidays. Now I have some paperwork stuff to do, but that's it. Toes are done, hair is getting done today....just packing and checking everything off on the list is left. AAAHHH!!

    Nice job on the cake!!
     

    Faithful Raider

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Apr 3, 2011
    What beach are you going to? We are planning on going to the beach the morning before we go to OBB in 9/29
    Just going to Huntington Beach. I grew up in LA and would go surf there most weekends when I could. Mainly going so the kids can play in the sand and surf and it's a nice beach for that. If you don't get to Cali often it would probably be better to go to Venice for the sightseeing or Santa Monica for the pier, but to just have a fun day at the beach, Huntington is close.
     

    lindyv321

    TTFN! Ta Ta For Now!
    Joined
    Sep 9, 2013
    Just going to Huntington Beach. I grew up in LA and would go surf there most weekends when I could. Mainly going so the kids can play in the sand and surf and it's a nice beach for that. If you don't get to Cali often it would probably be better to go to Venice for the sightseeing or Santa Monica for the pier, but to just have a fun day at the beach, Huntington is close.
    That’s where we were planning to go! Probably just to eat breakfast and chill for a bit. We are going to Uber so we don’t have to worry about traffic or parking!

    Aside from the party on 9/29 we are doing one day park hoppers on Monday 9/30. SWGE is not a priority but we want to check it out. I’ve heard the afternoon is the best time. Do we need to use a specific entrance? If not is one better to use than the others?
     
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    mamapenguin

    DIS Veteran
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    Jun 15, 2006
    That’s where we were planning to go! Probably just to eat breakfast and chill for a bit. We are going to Uber so we don’t have to worry about traffic or parking!

    Aside from the party on 9/29 we are doing one day park hoppers on Monday 9/30. SWGE is not a priority but we want to check it out. I’ve heard the afternoon is the best time. Do we need to use a specific entrance? If not is one better to use than the others?
    Afternoon is probably good, just watch the app for wait times. No specific entrance. We did single rider and were not impressed. It really depends on your group. I f you are a party of 5 or 6 it’s probably better. The pilots can make or break the experience.
     

    CharleneTheDM

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Feb 5, 2018
    Flying in this Wednesday---going to try Napa Rose's Chef Counter for the first time! Then hitting the parks the next 4 days with Parkhoppers.
    Never experienced Halloween season magic at DLR, really looking forward to it!
    It's been pouring rain in Vancouver the past week and so it'll be nice to be in Anaheim and enjoy some sun and heat :)
     

    itr452

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jul 31, 2014
    Flying in this Wednesday---going to try Napa Rose's Chef Counter for the first time! Then hitting the parks the next 4 days with Parkhoppers.
    Never experienced Halloween season magic at DLR, really looking forward to it!
    It's been pouring rain in Vancouver the past week and so it'll be nice to be in Anaheim and enjoy some sun and heat :)
    I just got back to vancouver to this rain..what a change
     

    Megan27ist

    Earning My Ears
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    Aug 5, 2019
    That’s where we were planning to go! Probably just to eat breakfast and chill for a bit. We are going to Uber so we don’t have to worry about traffic or parking!

    Aside from the party on 9/29 we are doing one day park hoppers on Monday 9/30. SWGE is not a priority but we want to check it out. I’ve heard the afternoon is the best time. Do we need to use a specific entrance? If not is one better to use than the others?
    Yesterday, we got to SWGE around 1 pm, and the ride had a 45 minute wait. But it moved quick. But, after the 10:30 fantastic I decided to dart over there to ride it again, since the park was open for another hour. It had a 15 minute wait, but I was alone, so I went thru single rider, and it only took as long as I took to get to the front of the line (ie no wait)
     

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