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  • seenoevil
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    Have you all forgotten Hurricane Jeanne? The parks were closed and we spent the entire day in our rooms. This was what...2006?

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  • Bibliophile
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    As everyone has said, hurricanes rarely happen. However, if you're staying at the Disney resorts (which are built to last hurricane winds), they'll take care of you. As in, restaurants should still be open, kids will still have activities to attend (indoors, of course), and all of the staff who can't work at the parks will be filling in at the hotels, attending to guests' needs.

    As for rainy weather, ponchos will help, but you want to worry about your feet. Do you really want to walk around in soggy socks and shoes for the latter half of the day? I recommend some well-ventilated walking sandals, or bring extras.

    "Stitch" is just a bit of silliness. Kind of gross, yeah, but I wouldn't say it "lingers." As a matter of fact, I find it fairly forgettable.

    Oh, and I kind of doubt that the people making reservations will allow you to make more than one for a specific timeframe.

    Have a great time!

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  • nbodyhome
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    Originally posted by Stitchy-poo View Post
    I wouldn't have either, but, I spent 2 months making our costumes...and we were drenched in about 15 mins. It completely ruined my husband's costume, my hair and my daughter's costume. Sucked. What's worse, we forgot our ponchos in the car.
    That would have been terrible after spending so much time on the costumes.

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  • Stitchy
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    I wouldn't have either, but, I spent 2 months making our costumes...and we were drenched in about 15 mins. It completely ruined my husband's costume, my hair and my daughter's costume. Sucked. What's worse, we forgot our ponchos in the car.

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  • nbodyhome
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    Originally posted by Stitchy-poo View Post
    well, we must have been cursed on our trip in Oct. We went the week of Halloween and it poured EVERY single day. Esp. the day before Halloween....when we went to the party. It sucked. Rainy, rainy, rainy. we didn't even get to watch the fireworks...we were huddled under the umbrellas in fantasyland.
    I'm sorry that happened to you (though you may have been able to get a ticket for a different party). I've gone during the remnants of a hurricane - it was great. Very short lines, generous amounts of candy! I don't mind MNSSHP in the rain.

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  • Stitchy
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    well, we must have been cursed on our trip in Oct. We went the week of Halloween and it poured EVERY single day. Esp. the day before Halloween....when we went to the party. It sucked. Rainy, rainy, rainy. we didn't even get to watch the fireworks...we were huddled under the umbrellas in fantasyland.

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  • WDW Monorail
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    Originally posted by Lindsy1052 View Post
    We were in a Hummer and it was blowing in the wind. That's was a pretty strong wind.
    Driving to Long Boat Key in a fairly large SUV was not fun during Dennis.

    Especially since my dad was going about 75...

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  • Lindsy1052
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    Originally posted by nbodyhome View Post
    Winter is definitely crazy as far as weather sometimes (for tornado watches and such).

    I was very fortunate as far as the weather this week. I left Disney in time - and then I left Costco just in time, or I'd have needed my hazards too. The rain wasn't as bad as it could be, but occasionally the car got pushed around by a strong gust. The clouds were very ugly too, when you could see them (sometimes it was nearly pitch black).
    We were in a Hummer and it was blowing in the wind. That's was a pretty strong wind.

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  • nbodyhome
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    Originally posted by Lindsy1052 View Post
    You are so right. I also was caught in that downpour the other day and it was like driving in a snowstorm. Everyone had their hazard lights on so you could see the car in front of you. We seem to have a much worse threat of tornados than we do of hurricanes lately??
    Winter is definitely crazy as far as weather sometimes (for tornado watches and such).

    I was very fortunate as far as the weather this week. I left Disney in time - and then I left Costco just in time, or I'd have needed my hazards too. The rain wasn't as bad as it could be, but occasionally the car got pushed around by a strong gust. The clouds were very ugly too, when you could see them (sometimes it was nearly pitch black).

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  • Lindsy1052
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    Originally posted by nbodyhome View Post
    Charlie was a quick 45 minutes of sheer terror for me! The others were very wet here, but I don't remember them being too bad. Charlie really did a lot of damage in Orlando, but I'm not sure there were even any real injuries here. The storm was supposed to hit the Tampa area, which would have been worse.

    On the other hand, last year (2007), 21 people died on Groundhogs Day from tornadoes in Lake County. A few days ago, I was driving home from Disney - and it was much worse weather than a normal day in September/October, I was very alert in case of funnel clouds!
    You are so right. I also was caught in that downpour the other day and it was like driving in a snowstorm. Everyone had their hazard lights on so you could see the car in front of you. We seem to have a much worse threat of tornados than we do of hurricanes lately??

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  • donaldduck675
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    Last year was the first time we ran into any rain on a trip to WDW. I think we've been lucky in the past. The only night it bothered us was when we were in an absolute downpour. There were some super winds to go with it, too. My sister's umbrella was blown inside out. It was very Mary Poppins. Anyway, I started carrying an umbrella for the rest of the trip and I found myself using it mostly to keep the sun off my face. It was rather nice. Ponchos for me are way too much plastic which just makes me more hot and miserable.

    By the way, I don't think Stitch is the best ride in the park, but I enjoy it and we do it at least once on every trip. I'm a big Lilo & Stitch fan though. The smell is horrible, however it fades quickly. To be replaced by all of the wonderful aromas of your fellow sweaty tourists.

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  • nbodyhome
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    Originally posted by tayakaleb View Post
    That is my daughter's birthday and our anniversary! We will be sure not to go to WDW for those celebrations, then again we are in roofing and reconstruction so it would be good for business!

    LOL!!!!

    We will not expect to see Hurricane Tayakaleb anytime soon.

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  • tayakaleb
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    Originally posted by nbodyhome View Post
    Hurricanes - every year on September 18th.
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    That is my daughter's birthday and our anniversary! We will be sure not to go to WDW for those celebrations, then again we are in roofing and reconstruction so it would be good for business!

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  • nbodyhome
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    Originally posted by Lindsy1052 View Post
    We did have one year where we got hit pretty hard, 3 times in a row, but thank God nothing since.
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    Charlie was a quick 45 minutes of sheer terror for me! The others were very wet here, but I don't remember them being too bad. Charlie really did a lot of damage in Orlando, but I'm not sure there were even any real injuries here. The storm was supposed to hit the Tampa area, which would have been worse.

    On the other hand, last year (2007), 21 people died on Groundhogs Day from tornadoes in Lake County. A few days ago, I was driving home from Disney - and it was much worse weather than a normal day in September/October, I was very alert in case of funnel clouds!

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  • MJMcB
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    Originally posted by nbodyhome View Post
    I don't like ponchos, too humid. I don't like umbrellas - I feel like a lightening rod. I just go with a windbreaker and I don't mind walking in a light to medium rain.

    I personally would not make multiple dining reservations. That keeps others from being able to make them as well.
    I agree

    Plus, Stitch is a waste of time

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  • yoyoflamingo
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    Stitch is one of the worst attractions on Disney property, in my opinion, but everyone has their own opinions about each attraction; try it at least once. You may like it!

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  • Lindsy1052
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    I agree with what nobodyhome had to say. They really are pretty much a non-issue. We did have one year where we got hit pretty hard, 3 times in a row, but thank God nothing since. Ponchos are the best, stay in the parks, usually everyone else leaves and you can get on and off the rides with no wait. In the event of a hurricane, we have excellent weather services here, plenty of advance warning and the hotels would be the safest place to be.

    As to mulitple reservations, you can, sometimes the system will pick it up and cancel all of them, morally, not too fair to others to do that.

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  • nbodyhome
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    Hurricanes - every year on September 18th.

    Actually, I find our weather here usually worst in the winter. For me, hurricanes are generally a non-issue, and I live in Orlando.

    I don't like ponchos, too humid. I don't like umbrellas - I feel like a lightening rod. I just go with a windbreaker and I don't mind walking in a light to medium rain.

    I personally would not make multiple dining reservations. That keeps others from being able to make them as well.

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  • halltd
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    Hurricanes rarely hit Orlando. But, you'd be safe in one of the resorts anyways. They're all built to hurricane codes.

    I'd take ponchos with you. Personally I can't stand umbrellas in parks, especially if they're crowded. You just end up poking everyone (and getting poked), so it's not worth it to me. Plus, compared to a poncho, they're not going to keep you very dry.

    Stitch? Meh. Personally I hate the attraction and think it's a bore, not to mention a horrible show. It used to be so amazing as Alien Encounter. I even like Stitch a lot. But, they really dropped the ball on that attraction. There's no lingering grossness at all.

    Dining reservations cannot be made for the same times if you give the same phone number on each reservation and/or speak with the same reservation agent to make them. There are ways around this, but like stitchy-poo said, it's not really nice to do that as you're taking a reservation from other people when you can't physically use both.

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  • aimster
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    Hurricanes are unlikely in Orlando, but they do happen (Hurricane Charley, anyone?). But There's a good chance you'll be fine.

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