I will start formally reporting soon! Last week of school before holidays (I'm a teacher-librarian) and now impending holidays have kept me very busy.
That's supposed to be a great airport? What are they comparing it to? When we went in 2010, my DS was 2 and he had these Cars crocks that he LOVED. For some reason, they made us go through 3 different security checkpoints after LANDING, and DS had to take those crocs off every time and he SCREAMED. He thought they were stealing his shoes. We didn't understand why we had to go through security to LEAVE the airport, but they screened us once when we got off the plane, again when we picked up our luggage, and then again when we went through customs. It was crazy. Then on the way back, we had a 7 hour delay and we had to sit in the check-in line for 3 hours so we didn't lose our spot because they wouldn't tell us when the line would open or how long the flight was going to be delayed....it could open any minute....or not. If that's one of the best, which ones are worst?When we were in MCO on Saturday, security was awful. They had us in what I can only describe as a holding area (like the HM's sinking room), until they corralled us into lines. We lucked out that the just opened another line right when we got corralled and went through in *only* 40 minutes. One of the TSA agents even said this wasn't that bad, usually the line goes way further back. All I kept thinking of was the video on the TE that says how the Orlando experience continues into MCO and it's one of the best airports in the country.
The worst part of the rain for us was that I didn't pack any extra shoes - and ours got SOAKED. We ended up buying shoes. The rain on our MVMCP night was a bummer, but the parade and fireworks still happened, so not too bad. I had kept a really close eye on the forecast for the weekend and the predictions changed over and over and over again. It seems December in Florida can really be anything!OP, my husband and I were at WDW when you were. I was surprised at the cold weather, and the rain for 2 days. We got caught in Epcot in the rain, not fun. I only brought summer tshirts and capris. I ended up wearing my going home to cold weather outfit of jeans and long sleeved tshirt. I brought a sweater and Disney hoodie, but that was not enough. I learned my lesson to pack more jeans/sweaters. Hope you guys did alright on your trip. At least it was Disney and it was a lot of fun despite the weather.
I always bring 2 more pairs of shoes, so the rain didn't catch us with wet feet. But being cold and wet in summer clothes wasn't fun. I learned my lesson and from now on I will bring jeans and sweaters, no matter when we visitThe worst part of the rain for us was that I didn't pack any extra shoes - and ours got SOAKED. We ended up buying shoes. The rain on our MVMCP night was a bummer, but the parade and fireworks still happened, so not too bad. I had kept a really close eye on the forecast for the weekend and the predictions changed over and over and over again. It seems December in Florida can really be anything!
That photo of you and your daughter with the lantern is GORGEOUS. Great trip report!!Friday Part 4 (I swear I'm almost done!)
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There was no line for this and I had been wanting to try it!
Then we got in line for mine train. And rode it! But apparently I didn't download the photo. It was probably about a 20 minute wait.
Last we headed over to Big Thunder Mountain and rode it twice. The first time in the front per L's request, the second time in the back per my request. (She now agrees the back is better). We saw lightning on our second ride and walked off at 11:58 PM. It was the perfect way to end the night! We strolled to the front. I made L stop for too many pictures. She was done.
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We were drenched. And exhausted. Took the ferry back to WL, changed into PJs and CRASHED.
Final thoughts on MVMCP:
We had a lot of fun. But I found we subconsciously avoided crowds and as a result didn't really take in any stage shows. I don't think we'd do it again despite the fact that we love Christmas - but I'm also glad we went.
It really is the perfect way to end the night!My DD and I were at Disneyland Paris last week and ended our day walking off Big Thunder just as the park closed too - I agree it’s the best ride to finish the day . It was a really foggy night too, which added a bit of creepy and extra fun to the ride because you couldn’t really see the rest of the park during the ride.
Late to this one but enjoying so far
Somewhat, but I went for Mickey. Here are mine:The shoes are cute. Was your pair similar?