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I'm going to Disney World
Plans have firmed up. I will be flying down to West Palm Beach, FL on Friday, February 17th to visit my folks. (Who actually live in Jupiter, but WPB is the closest airport.) On Sunday, the 19th, we're heading up to Orlando to WDW. My dad crazily booked two rooms (one for them, one for me) for three nights at the Contemporary. (That's the concrete A-frame with the monorail running through it.) Normally I stay somewhere like the All-Star Resorts if it is my dime, but hey, I'll enjoy the Contemporary just fine. So we had back to Jupiter on Wednesday, and I fly back to Boston on Sunday the 26th.

Definitely looking forward to it.

(Yes, I actually made a post today that doesn't touch on the Japanese and/or sex... speaking of, there are usually some attractive women at the Japan pavilion in EPCOT... oh, damn...)

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lizzielizzie From: lizzielizzie Date: January 28th, 2006 03:19 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I feel it is my duty to warn you that you've chosen school vacation week for your trip to Disney...(at least, that is when the little ones get out of school here)
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: January 28th, 2006 03:39 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I know - my dad made the reservations at Disney without consulting me.

But since most families favor the Magic Kingdom, and I tend to go to EPCOT and MGM, it shouldn't be as bad. :-)
dasubergeek From: dasubergeek Date: January 28th, 2006 03:46 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
When you arrive at the Contemporary, ask if they're doing early-entry -- you can often get in an hour early as a guest at an on-property hotel, that way if you DO want to do a couple of rides in the MK before the thundering hippopotamus hordes arrive, you can.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: January 28th, 2006 03:48 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Oh yeah - I usually avail myself of Early Entry for EPCOT or MGM if it is offered. Sometimes you can get into EPCOT 2 hours before the general public. I'll hit a couple of the 'hot' rides, and then spend the rest of the day strolling, hitting the less packed things.

My folks are looking into reservations for the behind-the-scenes tours too.
jedilora From: jedilora Date: January 28th, 2006 04:19 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
If you hit the Tower of Terror and see a girl named Amber working there, ask her if the library is spooky. She's a friend of mine from my HP sorting comm.
frustratedpilot From: frustratedpilot Date: January 28th, 2006 04:38 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
My sister got a really nice set of chopsticks from the gift shop at the Japanese enclave of EPCOT Center. Of course, this was a couple decades ago. But you might want to look out for those.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: January 28th, 2006 04:41 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I bought a full set there myself two trips ago. And some time back I bought some 'Learn Japanese' stuff there - that I still haven't gotten to.
profesor From: profesor Date: January 28th, 2006 12:43 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
You should try to get on this tour at Epcot. You ride around on Segways through the World Showcase at Epcot before that part of the park is open - it's very neat. Have fun!
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: January 28th, 2006 07:01 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Sadly I can't do that, though I wish I could. Segways carry a max of 250# IIRC, I weigh more than that by a wide margin.
xinie From: xinie Date: January 28th, 2006 02:52 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)


I hear those things are awfully loud.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: January 28th, 2006 07:02 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

Re: monorail

Not really, I've been in the Contemporary many times while monorails came and went, they're actually fairly quiet.
xinie From: xinie Date: January 28th, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

Re: monorail

It glides as softly as a cloud?
thekimmer From: thekimmer Date: January 29th, 2006 11:41 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I'm jealous - I've never been to WDW. The closest I've come is when I went to Orlando last month for a conference, but I never left the hotel where it was all happening.