**September 2019**

FoxC63

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It's weird, not scared of heights as far as most rides go-I do TOT, EE, etc. I don't spin and I guess I get a sort of vertigo? I can't look down when at the top of the Empire State Building or the high floor of any building and yes, Astro Orbiter bothers me too! So the idea of being in a gondola-no. Although I do have fond memories of riding the "original" MK Skyliner with my grandmother ❤
My hubby has severe vertigo so no simulator rides for him. Yeah, I feel you about looking down. It makes my tummy feel so weird. UGH!
 

Jaymo911

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Am I the only one staying in mid-September that is disappointed that the Skyliner opens right after I leave? LOL We stayed in Pop Century for the price but also bc we hoped the Skyliner would be up and running. I won't get to ride it for a year or 2 now! Boo! LOL
Same for us. The day after we leave !!!! I’m still secretly hoping they do a soft opening of the entire thing, or at least the HS leg.
 

bookgirl2632

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Am I the only one staying in mid-September that is disappointed that the Skyliner opens right after I leave? LOL We stayed in Pop Century for the price but also bc we hoped the Skyliner would be up and running. I won't get to ride it for a year or 2 now! Boo! LOL
We leave on 10/1, so it is supposed to open Justin a couple of days before we leave. I suspect that the DHS section will be open earlier to help move Star Wars crowds. I’ve heard lots of rumors about such a soft opening. I hope so. We are staying at CBR.
 
  • Earningmywings

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    Am I the only one staying in mid-September that is disappointed that the Skyliner opens right after I leave? LOL We stayed in Pop Century for the price but also bc we hoped the Skyliner would be up and running. I won't get to ride it for a year or 2 now! Boo! LOL
    We were totally bummed about this, it opens the day after we leave. I am getting more confident that at least the DHS side will be open though (insiders are predicting it, not me). Even if you don’t choose to ride it, it will help with the lines at the buses too. We stay at Pop and the evening lines for the buses are the worse.
     

    jewels4488

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    We were totally bummed about this, it opens the day after we leave. I am getting more confident that at least the DHS side will be open though (insiders are predicting it, not me). Even if you don’t choose to ride it, it will help with the lines at the buses too. We stay at Pop and the evening lines for the buses are the worse.

    Bummed here too. Our last day is September 28th at Pop. Really hoping for at least soft openings. I'm not afraid of heights, perfectly fine in a hot air balloon, so I imagine I'll be okay.
    Open or not, we're so excited for this trip.
     

    Kbosch

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    We are checking in to CBR on the 28th, so the day before it's supposed to open. Not too sure how I feel about being a guinea pig lol. Hopefully they do a soft opening though since we're doing HS on our arrival day.
     
  • wx1

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    Anyone staying at Pop Century with little ones in september? We go 9/21-30. What's fun for kids? What are the pools like? And the food court? Buses? The rooms look amazing. We stayed at FQ last year and their renovated rooms were great but don't seem as nice as Pop. Getting excited!!
     

    LaDonna

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    Anyone staying at Pop Century with little ones in september? We go 9/21-30. What's fun for kids? What are the pools like? And the food court? Buses? The rooms look amazing. We stayed at FQ last year and their renovated rooms were great but don't seem as nice as Pop. Getting excited!!
    We will be there 9/21-28 with 2 and 4 year old and 12....cant wait, This will be my younger two first trip
     
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    Wishfuiiy

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    Anyone staying at Pop Century with little ones in september? We go 9/21-30. What's fun for kids? What are the pools like? And the food court? Buses? The rooms look amazing. We stayed at FQ last year and their renovated rooms were great but don't seem as nice as Pop. Getting excited!!
    Stayed there with my niece before, but we'll be back for part of our split stay starting 9/20-25! There is TONS for kids to do with movies outside at night by the pool, the pools are huge (tho no waterslides but lots of spitting hippy flowers! Fun music, fun trivia and lots of little activities through the day. People praise the buses here but I never really LIKED them or felt them quicker than any other sets of buses on property and that's with staying All-Star. The food court was decent, ate a few late night meals here after long park days and ate here on our last day before we packed up to head out.
     

    Wishfuiiy

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    Saw they opened a few more time slots for Oga's, Savi's during September stays. Managed to snag one for my sister, niece and I though I am still kinda bummed I can't get my grandma on this rezzie. Might end up cancelling it cause I am still struggling with paying 13.00 for a drink. We'll see. :)
     
  • wx1

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    Stayed there with my niece before, but we'll be back for part of our split stay starting 9/20-25! There is TONS for kids to do with movies outside at night by the pool, the pools are huge (tho no waterslides but lots of spitting hippy flowers! Fun music, fun trivia and lots of little activities through the day. People praise the buses here but I never really LIKED them or felt them quicker than any other sets of buses on property and that's with staying All-Star. The food court was decent, ate a few late night meals here after long park days and ate here on our last day before we packed up to head out.
    Thanks!! :) Pop century seems big. Does it seem more crowded and are the bus lines more of a hassle? We will have a rental car so we might skip the buses if they are that bad.
     

    UmmGooD

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    Do you guys wear mosquito spray at the resort/parks in Florida? I read that there's an alert for the EEE virus in the county. The map they provided showed the infected animals being found right around where Disney is located. We went last year and literally saw no mosquitoes but probably shouldn't assume. Would you bring spray?
    Not needed. Disney designed the parks from the beginning to deal with mosquitoes and it isn't an issue. I have been there 4 times and never remember that being a problem. The only time I ever had a problem with mosquitoes was outside the parks.

     

    Wishfuiiy

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    Thanks!! :) Pop century seems big. Does it seem more crowded and are the bus lines more of a hassle? We will have a rental car so we might skip the buses if they are that bad.
    TBH it is pretty busy cause it is a great resort! The themeing, activities and remodeled rooms push it over the edge in comparison to the other values and even some moderates. However, I never had a problem with noise issues, and in fact spent a lovely weekend down near hourglass lake in the 50’s area in almost dead silence during a pretty busy week at WDW.

    Try the buses and see if you like them. It could’ve just been me being exhausted and feeling like the buses home were incredibly crowded. It was a few years ago too so they could’ve improved! We are giving it another shot cause it really wasn’t that bad.

    Regardless, I guess we shall see each other there!
     
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    UmmGooD

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    Well I am back! My wife and I for the first time are not taking kids on this trip. We usually do a mini vacation for our marriage without kids every year. We usually do small trips to the beach in Mexico or a cruise etc... Well last summer while we were sweating to death with the kids at WDW we kind of sparked an idea for us to just go ourselves to WDW for the Food and Wine festival. When we got back around Jan I made reservations and it was meant to be!

    Anyway we are staying in the Beach Club Villas and we have the dining plan. We don't own DVC but we booked it through Disney direct because we knew it would guarentee us a single bed in the room. We are going to be there from 9/22-9/26. This is going to be a completely different trip than what we have done in the past. Usually we rope drop and tour like crazy and then go and collapse back in the room just after lunch and then debate if we'll go back out again. This time we are changing it up. We are going to try a signature restaurant, take a tour, go to a dessert party, and basically do stuff our kids wouldn't tolerate. You'll also notice some of our fastpasses are strange. We decided to book things we love or haven't done so sometimes they might not be the best FP choices but that was intentional. Sometimes we loved more than one ride in the top tier so we couldn't do both. If the line is short we might try to ride it but it isn't a big deal. It should be fun!

    I was initially disappointed when I heard Galaxy's Edge was coming during our trip but I have learned to accept the reality and embrace it. I wasn't looking forward to the crowds but we'll try to enjoy Star Wars. I am a huge Star Wars fan but my wife not so much. So she is going that morning for me but I think she'll enjoy it.

    Anyway here are our basic plans which seem so foreign to me.

    Sept 22nd - Arrive at 11:30 in Orlando, take the magic express to the room, and then eat at Food and Wine. We have the dessert party booked for this evening. We might even try to catch Starship in concert. I have a few fastpasses but we won't be waiting in line just riding the rides with fastpasses and any that might not have any waits. FP: Soarin, Living with the Land, and Short Film Festival
    Sept 23rd - Lunch and shopping at Disney Springs and then AK at night. We have reservations at House of Blues and will be shopping for several hours. We then will head over to AK and use our fastpasses and check out the park at night. FP: Flight of Passage, EE,Festival of the Lion King
    Sept 24th - Our one rope drop day. Yes we are crazy and will be rope dropping DHS. 6am I can't even imagine getting up for that but we will be there. Fortunately we managed to snag reservations for Ogas right before noon and then Savi's right at noon. We'll rope drop and ride the Falcon and then go over and ride TSM so we can do that ride because we love it and SDD and we couldn't get fastpasses for both. We'll hang out in Galaxy's Edge except to do some FP we have booked. I might try to do single rider on RnR since my wife can't ride that ride it makes her sick. We might also try to hop on ToT if the line isn't nuts. After Savi's and our SDD fastpass we will go back to the room and nap. Then we'll go to Epcot for dinner at Teppan Edo and maybe hop on another ride and then finish the night at Jelly Rolls. FP: Star Tours, Muppet Vision, SDD.
    Sept 25th - This day we're relaxing for the most part. We will be spending the morning at the hotel pool or something else we randomly come up with. We have 5pm reservations at California Grill. So we'll head over there maybe before to hit MK for awhile or not. After dinner we'll close down MK and ride our fastpasses and check out the little stuff. Maybe we'll get some rides on things we haven't done in awhile and check out some shops. FP: Pirates, Mine Train, Jungle Cruise
    Sept 26th - We will check out in the morning and we have a 9am Keys to the Kingdom tour booked! I am super excited about that. If we have time we'll hop on our one fastpass and then we'll head back to catch Magical Express back to the airport. Our flight is at 7:30pm.
     
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    UmmGooD

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    Saw they opened a few more time slots for Oga's, Savi's during September stays. Managed to snag one for my sister, niece and I though I am still kinda bummed I can't get my grandma on this rezzie. Might end up cancelling it cause I am still struggling with paying 13.00 for a drink. We'll see. :)
    I'm gonna pay because it's Disney and I forget about responsibility while I am there. I actually want the darn flight cups so that will cost me $75. I am guessing SWGE is going to cost me at least $400. I figured I just need to accept the fact and live with it :)
     

    Wishfuiiy

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    I'm gonna pay because it's Disney and I forget about responsibility while I am there. I actually want the darn flight cups so that will cost me $75. I am guessing SWGE is going to cost me at least $400. I figured I just need to accept the fact and live with it :)
    I was telling my husband how I wanted a $70.00 Salacious Crumb and he said, “Baby girl, treat yourself.” So I will too. Plus I showed him the Rancor flight and the Yub Nub and he said it was semi-worth it for the mugs so I might get one nice drink and call it a day. 😂
     

    UmmGooD

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    I was telling my husband how I wanted a $70.00 Salacious Crumb and he said, “Baby girl, treat yourself.” So I will too. Plus I showed him the Rancor flight and the Yub Nub and he said it was semi-worth it for the mugs so I might get one nice drink and call it a day. 😂
    I wonder if you can get the mugs without the alcoholic drinks? Anyway I already am planning on buying a Savi's lightsaber, plus food and drinks and maybe a souvenier cup. I haven't seen merchandise yet either so who knows. I know my wife will want a D&B purse because of this so figure about 2x the cost.
     


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