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succorso1

Earning My Ears
Joined
Feb 18, 2013
3 Days to go! Weather forecast don't look so nice...hopefully its just afternoon rain, but shows a decent amount almost every day. Expected in late August I guess, hoping it improves!
 

Jaimetropmickey

Travelling from far to see a mouse!
Joined
Aug 19, 2018
3 Days to go! Weather forecast don't look so nice...hopefully its just afternoon rain, but shows a decent amount almost every day. Expected in late August I guess, hoping it improves!
We have been here for a week... called for rain everyday. Only got a few showers here and there that lasted a few minutes. Nothing that prevented our touring.. :)
 

Wood Nymph

DIS Veteran
Joined
Sep 19, 2012
3 Days to go! Weather forecast don't look so nice...hopefully its just afternoon rain, but shows a decent amount almost every day. Expected in late August I guess, hoping it improves!
As long as there isn’t a tropical storm coming then we should be okay. We leave in four days and can’t wait. :)
 
  • ILoveMyDVC

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 24, 2000
    I feel like the opposite of everyone else here. Departure day is coming too quickly. Just back from weekend on Block Island. Worked Monday. Back to BI for an internment on the island. Dentist appointment in the a.m., work, Red Sox game, work, surgeon and middle of the night flight - we are running out of time to get it all done.
     

    Tomh

    1100 miles too far North.
    Joined
    Feb 2, 2008
    The only things I can't really do before we leave are things with student names on them as my list will not be finalized in time. My class list is always adjusted up until the first day of school! So hard to get that stuff done.


    Have a great flight and arrival to the Magic!
    I'm a bit late with this, but thank you, we had an amazing trip!
     

    skysmom99

    Queen of my Castle
    Joined
    Jan 1, 2010
    We walked into our house at 2:20 yesterday morning and dropped into bed. I had to be up, showered, and at work by 8 so I was one whipped pup as the post-Disney fatigue had already set in.

    We had a great trip. Lots of firsts for us. We learned that we are not August people; I can't do that constant heat and humidity. No real issues with the crowds or wait times. The anticipated rain wasn't ever a problem either. I think FoP is our new favorite ride. Amazing!!

    Hope you all have/had great trips, too!
     
  • OurLaughingPlace

    Canadian Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Oct 19, 2014
    @Tomh are you going again next August? Wondering if you're starting an August 2020 thread as you did a great job organizing us here this year :goodvibes and I'm missing Disney already!
    @Disneylover99 did you book a bounce back for next August? We did book BC but then changed it to PORS as we love the ability to visit Disney Springs by boat (we'll tack on a couple of days at end of trip at BC and maybe Poly- loved it so much). We were put in Niue, first floor- could see pools/10 second walk to pineapple lanai and quick to lobby. Perfect spot. Really liked the Poly vibe.
     

    dnllmz

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jul 13, 2011
    1 day! Need to finish packing. The majority of it is done but shoes, toiletries, and a few things that had to be washed need to get packed. Then I want to go over the list to make sure we have everything. Have a little straightening up to do before we leave.
     

    Tomh

    1100 miles too far North.
    Joined
    Feb 2, 2008
    @Tomh are you going again next August? Wondering if you're starting an August 2020 thread as you did a great job organizing us here this year :goodvibes and I'm missing Disney already!
    @Disneylover99 did you book a bounce back for next August? We did book BC but then changed it to PORS as we love the ability to visit Disney Springs by boat (we'll tack on a couple of days at end of trip at BC and maybe Poly- loved it so much). We were put in Niue, first floor- could see pools/10 second walk to pineapple lanai and quick to lobby. Perfect spot. Really liked the Poly vibe.
    Well, first off, thank you! Now then to address your questions.

    1) am I going next August? I am not entirely sure. My son is going into the 11th grade now. My wife and I have long planned that we would eventually move to Florida, and expected to do so sometime after my son graduated. In order for that to happen, at some point, we will have to stop taking the summer trips, and put the money aside to pay for the expense of moving. 2020 may be the year we start doing that . . . or it may not be lol. Just not sure yet.

    2) am I going to start an August 2020 thread . .. well, since you asked so nicely, and I DO need some way to keep in the Disney World spirit, an official August 2020 thread doesn't sound like a bad idea :)
     

    Disneylover99

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jul 17, 2012
    @Tomh are you going again next August? Wondering if you're starting an August 2020 thread as you did a great job organizing us here this year :goodvibes and I'm missing Disney already!
    @Disneylover99 did you book a bounce back for next August? We did book BC but then changed it to PORS as we love the ability to visit Disney Springs by boat (we'll tack on a couple of days at end of trip at BC and maybe Poly- loved it so much). We were put in Niue, first floor- could see pools/10 second walk to pineapple lanai and quick to lobby. Perfect spot. Really liked the Poly vibe.
    I did book a bounceback to Pop. I can’t even remember my exact dates now. Lol. But I’m sure my dates and resort may change between now and next year. Im still considering a switch to a POR preferred room. I’m hoping to add a few days to the Poly as well.

    So glad you loved the Poly. I’m addicted. And you got the perfect room. That is my absolutely favourite building, and first floor too. You actually got my request. :rotfl:
     
  • Funfire240

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 8, 2012
    For those who are planning a return trip in August 2020 . . .. well, we had so much fun with this thread, I guess I have to do it again. Join in the fun with the August 2020 thread!
    We are looking at returning Thanksgiving next year - but then again, that was the plan this year and we ended up back with everyone in August thanks to 6th grade camp the week after Thanksgiving :) DH wants his parents to go along next trip since we had my family this year so I have a feeling next trip will stick with a little cooler weather. But you never know - I could be back!
     

    Tomh

    1100 miles too far North.
    Joined
    Feb 2, 2008
    I've been here for 7 days already and rest easy on the weather. It's only rained about 3 times and every time it was done within about 30-40 minutes. Hasn't been a big deal. Overall it's been very sunny! One more week to go for me here! Finally on my first two week trip! 😁
    We spent two weeks there, and while there was rain, none of the storms lasted long enough to ruin a day. The worst of them were over within an hour or so.
     

    luvmy2babies

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 23, 2010
    Hello all. We returned home yesterday. I didn't have my laptop with me so I didn't post while we were gone. Thankfully we did not experience the same delays on our trip home as we did leaving.

    On Arrival Day:

    We ended up leaving our home airport around 9:00 pm. Our original departure time was 6:50. We stumbled into our resort at 12:30 am. No one had received a "your room is ready text" and we all had to check in at the desk. Because it was after midnight, the computer was a bit off with folks checking in for reservations as we were technically a day late. I think we went to bed between 1:30 and 2:00. I am sure this was the latest my 9 year-old has ever been up by a mile. Of course the first park day didn't go as planned after that; but it was still good.

    On the weather:

    From our perspective, it wasn't has hot as I expected or as it had been the last 2 years for us. We had brief showers off and on with some thunder; but for most of it, we were at our resort. We actually only experienced it in a park on our first 2nd and last days. On our first park day we were soaked leaving MK. On our 2nd we were in Epcot; but we were inside. We stood under the shelter while I put in our order for Electric Umbrella and by the time I finished it was just a sprinkle. On our last park day, it poured on our bus ride to MK; but it had calmed by the time we got there. We hit our fast pass for Under the Sea and by the time we emerged the rain had stopped. It was a beautiful evening and I was super grateful because I booked the Happily Ever After Fireworks dessert party (Plaza Garden Viewing).

    On crowds:

    It felt busy at some points; but it never felt uncomfortable. But crowds are very much a matter of perspective. One person may see a 6 out of 10 as too much whereas to us, it isn't much because we have experienced the park at 9 and 10. If someone has not experienced that, a 6 probably feels a lot more crowded to them. I don't have the super hero abilities of @Tomh so I didn't find it as easy this year to change plans as far as fast passes go as I did last year. I made a lot of changes and got extras with ease last year. I even switched two of our park days and got the same fast passes I had; but this year I had no success doing that. But if you're in the Facebook group you marveled at Tom's fast pass prowess and how he wielded the app. I aspire to be so talented.

    On this trip overall:

    First we had a great time. I knew this trip would be different and it definitely was. We didn't repeat any attractions. That stemmed from spending less time in the parks than in previous years. We got started at least an hour later each day and with the exception of the first and last day we left at least an hour earlier than I planned. I got to see Illuminations during this trip. We went to Epcot earlier in the day and I went back to the park alone after getting everyone dinner from the foot court. We went to the pool twice this trip. It was fun and there were plenty of beach balls to play with.

    My mom enjoyed herself a lot. We made some great memories and I am so glad we took her with us. That being said, I went out of my way to try to make sure this was a good trip in case it was the only one and I'm pretty sure based on a few things, she's going to be one and done with Disney World. She does want to come with us on a cruise in the future. Having the two rooms worked out great. Everyone's band opened both rooms and it was great having 2 bathrooms. I kind of wish we could have two rooms when it is just the 3 of us. I love the space and 2 rooms is cheaper than the suites.

    The Fireworks Dessert Party:

    This was my first time doing this and I was nervous mainly worried about weather cancelling the show. We really enjoyed it. It was a little hard to judge how much to eat prior. I knew this wasn't a meal so you don't want to go starving; but it's expensive so you don't want to go full. We arrived at the park around 4:30 and after riding Under the Sea, we spent the evening in Tomorrow Land. We ended up having a small meal about 90 minutes prior to the check in time (7:30). There was a lot of stuff everyone liked. The desserts were cute and tasty and we enjoyed the fruit too. Appreciated that there were multiple choices for drinks (lemonade, guava juice, apple cider, tea, coffee, water). My mom had the apple cider. The children and I had the guava juice. I also had coffee. Everyone left with a full stomach. If you had Plaza Garden viewing they said just leave when you are ready; but not to wait too long. We stayed until 8:20 or so and with a group were walked over to the viewing area. We sat until 8:59 which was exactly how I wanted our experience to differ from last year. They actually didn't make everyone stand up; but we stood since the people in front of us did. I didn't really want to be on the ground if something went wrong anyway. We had plenty of room to move around to adjust the view, which my son did a few times. I would definitely book that again with or without my mother. Last year we stood from 8 pm on including the bus ride and the 3 of us were literally limping by the time we got back to the resort. I don't mind a lot of walking; but there is something about standing for a long time.

    On departure day:

    I never like to have an early flight back because of how far in advance DME picks up. Our return flight was at 5:15; so we had a 2:15 pick up time. One thing I had not done on any previous trip was having any type of plans for departure day. It has generally been a hang around the resort type of day. We would make last minute purchases, eat in the food court and play in the arcade. This year I booked breakfast at Cape May. It was at 10:20. My mother and I did resort airline check in at about 9:15. At about 9:50, we stored the carry on bags and took a taxi over to the Beach Club. Breakfast was yummy and the characters were great. My son is a huge Donald Duck fan and he had a Donald Duck hat. Donald and Daisy made a huge fuss over him. It was fun.

    We returned by taxi, made some purchases in the resort shop and played in the arcade until it was time to collect our carry on bags and go the DME bus stop. For the first time in all of our trips, our resort was the only stop on the route. We got on an empty bus and went straight to the airport. We had an early dinner in the food court then went to our gate. Our flight home not only left on time; but we got home 30 minutes early.

    Not sure what 2020 will bring. But I do know we won't be going in August. I had already considered going back to traveling earlier in the summer and with the change in my daughter's school schedule, that is what we will have to do. Plus I have found that preparing for school and preparing for Disney is a bit of a strain even with the trip paid for already. There's so much to do when both are approaching. We have considered cruising. We have also considered Universal.

    So, that brings an end to Disney 2019...or does it? Do we go back to wish Mickey a Very Merry Christmas? I will admit I have long wanted to go to that party. Even had a trip scheduled one year and had to cancel.
     
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    ariane37

    Dis veteran
    Joined
    Sep 25, 2012
    By any chance are you staying in the Tower? We are thinking of staying there end of Jan. Perhaps Standard room w/Club.
    Sorry just seeing this, unfortunately we weren't in the Tower- this trip was planned less than a month in advance and there was no availability. However the Tower is absolutely gorgeous! Less "Disney" along the lines of every room refurb they do now,but it totally fits the overall resort theme and the convention vibe. I would like to try it at some point. Also some of my fellow agents have already had clients stay there CL and they've thoroughly enjoyed it :)
    We had a great trip. Lots of firsts for us. We learned that we are not August people; I can't do that constant heat and humidity
    I agree August heat is no joke! This was our 5th or 6th August visit; last month was our 1st July visit and August beats July in terms of humidity and I believe the threat of heat exhaustion! I will do July over August going forward although I never say no to any month lol.

    We just returned home from our quick trip a few hours ago; slower paced since it was unplanned until about July 30th and we'd just been there for the 4th but a great few days. Got to hang out with good friends and see SWGE; and the best part now is we only have 24 days until our Sept. trip :ccat:
     

    Tomh

    1100 miles too far North.
    Joined
    Feb 2, 2008
    We drive to my parents house in FL on Saturday, and check in at CR on Monday. Monday is also my birthday. 😊 We booked this trip back in February! We have never been able to book a trip this far in advance before due to hubby’s unpredictable work schedule. Tomorrow (Friday) is going to be the longest day of my life!
    Hope you have an amazing trip!
     


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