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Posted: July 30, 2003 12:04 am/pm Quote

Do you want the good news or the bad news first?  Okay the good news! When we booked our flight through WDW Travel on the Fairy Tale Package, we got a really good deal, I thought, on the airfare. But, when I went to American's web site a few days after booking to check seating, I found out that we hadn't been assigned seating because there were no seats on the flight together.  This would have been no problem if we didn't have the four year old. And to be honest, I was less concerned for him than for any potential neighboring passenger! LOL

After consulting a friend who works for American, we learned that they hold seats for frequent flyers and it's possible that seats would come open closer to travel time, but in the meantime, she said, keep checking the web site.  That was what the gate agent told my husband, too, when he was flying once this summer.  

So, I've been checking and checking every day, a couple of times a day, and lo and behold, yesterday two seats together came open!  Woo hoo!  I'm sooooo happy!  Now we don't have to put our four year old next to strangers.  Not that I thought we would really have to do that; I'm sure something would have worked out with seat swaps and all, but now we can check-in online and have less hassle at the airport.  

You know what, though?  DH wants me to keep checking for an aisle seat for him!  Of all the.... :angry:

The bad news?  My mom, who lives in the Orlando area says they have had TWELVE INCHES of rain this month!  I know I've read several trip reports about the rain, but I don't know if I'm really prepared to negotiate a family--without a car--in that kind of weather.  Ai yi yi!  I may live in Oregon, but we have not had ANY rain this month (rather unusual for July), and I kind of like it that way!  I've got the good ponchos and an umbrella, but hope I can keep a good attitude when it rains.

We leave Saturday for Portland and then to WDW on Sunday.  It's so close, and yet so far!


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Posted: July 30, 2003 12:15 am/pm Quote

Yoo Hoo, Becky!

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I've got the good ponchos and an umbrella, but hope I can keep a good attitude when it rains.


Good things about rainy days at WDW:
  • shorter lines
  • Don't need as much sunblock!
  • No sunglasses? No problem!
  • It is easier to decide which t-shirt to wear since it will be covered up by a Mickey poncho anyway
  • Hakuna Matata about getting wet on Splash Mountain and Kali River Rapids
  • Why go to Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach? The whole place is a water park!

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Posted: July 30, 2003 12:23 am/pm Quote

During our trip in December 2001, it rained one afternoon while we were at MK.  I'll tell you what, we rode Aladdin, Jungle Cruise, and even got into the Tiki Room all in less than an hour!

To look on the bright side, it may actually feel refreshing!


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Posted: July 30, 2003 2:41 am/pm Quote

I live in Lakeland, which is just a few miles away from Orlando, and one of the nice things about Florida rainstorms is that while they can be hard and heavy, most of the time they pass in a little while and everything cools off because of them. And trust me, in the Florida heat, you WILL be thankful for anything to cool down the temperatures, especially after standing in line for Thunder or Splash mountain! ;)

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Posted: July 30, 2003 3:35 am/pm Quote

I appreciate all the encouragement, EchoEars!  Hakuna Matata is a good phrase to keep in mind for the whole week!

It means no worries, for the rest of your days!
It's our problem free...philosophy...Hakuna Matata!
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Posted: July 30, 2003 7:55 am/pm Quote

For my 2 pennies worth:


One of our most memorable time spent in MK ever was when it was raining!! It takes a very exciting BTMRR and turns it into an extra-special water ride. Plus we got to ride it 3 times-no waiting :D  And as for Splash Mountain- it was our 1st time ever on that ride and we still don't really know how wet you get since we were already soaked!! OH and one more thing-I have the coolest picture of a rainbow over the Castle, turns out there is no pot o' gold-just a mouse!! Have fun and I can't wait to hear about your adventures!!! :bigsmile:


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Posted: July 30, 2003 8:31 am/pm Quote

Thanks, Tammy! Your view makes me look forward to any opportunity to take advantage of the rain!  

The good thing about all of this is my older kids are used to walking to school in the rain here in Oregon.  They don't wear coats or use umbrellas either, no matter how many nice Columbia sportswear items I buy them and no matter how hard it rains.  Coats, apparently, are not "cool" and umbrellas break in the wind.  They will wear a sweatshirt, but that's about it.  Doesn't sound like you need a sweatshirt there in Florida, and I seriously doubt they will wear the ponchos, but I have them, just in case.


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Posted: July 30, 2003 10:01 am/pm Quote

It could be worse.  When we were in Disney first week of Dec in 1999 it was so cold that the snow at the VMCP didn't melt!  It was 35-40 degrees!  We had to go out and buy warmer clothing.  I think I would take rain and warm any day!  BRRRR!

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Posted: July 30, 2003 10:08 am/pm Quote

That's what my dad keeps telling me 2mousemom!  Any time you go there's probably "something."

:talktohand: I promise not to let the rain get me down!


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