Something About Nothing ... #12

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  1. Tinker-tude

    Tinker-tude <font color=red>Proud Redhead!<br><font color=peac

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    Thanks for the feedback on hotels! I was wondering, and I knew a lot of the Homies have been there.

    My younger son with autism is now obsessed with roller coasters and Star Wars. He watches videos of the Cedar Point coasters and builds accurate models of the tracks with card stock. He can tell you the names of each coaster, when they were built, how fast the top speed is, how many feet of track they each have, which coasters have been replaced or re-themed, and any other trivia you may (or may not) want to know.
     
  2. Tinker-tude

    Tinker-tude <font color=red>Proud Redhead!<br><font color=peac

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    Cold and rainy here in Mississippi, too. Has been for days. I'm not complaining at all; every time it starts raining I feel awful for everyone on Houston and Florida.

    FL Homies, I've been off the DIS boards for a long time. I don't know a bunch of you, but my heart and prayers are with you. I'm glad you're safe and that the worst seems to be over.
     
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  4. Squirlz

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    Lots of positive news coming out of Key West. I'm feeling optimistic about flying in 10/6. If we were driving I'd be worried.
     
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  5. tink1957

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    Back in our room for a break, we had an awesome day...rides were walk on like I haven't seen in years. We rode Kong, FJ, Spidey, had lunch at 3 Broomsticks then took the Hogwarts express to US and did Gringott's and MIB. The only bummer was Jurassic park and Hulk were closed. I know JP had minor damage from Irma but not sure why hulk was down.

    Metro, glad you're able to get some rest after such a rough week. Hope to see you Friday for HHN. We're doing APH night are you? It's supposed to rain as usual.

    Carole, sorry your flight was cancelled but at least you're getting bonus days in NY. Hope to see you in a few days at our usual place :flower1:

    Tomorrow is Volcano Bay day...this should be fun :cool1:
     
  6. keishashadow

    keishashadow Proud Redhead...yes, I have some bananas!

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    Lots of history there to dig through. He might be interested in googling our experience last year when the power to the causeway went out. Such a freaky, slow-motion sort of event. At least it didn't happen until the evening hours.

    Biggest impact for us was we had the all day dining deal. We delayed our dinner and discovered the CS venues were shuttered. Naturally, the family acted like they hadn't eaten for days, despite availing themselves of food every 2 hours that day lol. A very good deal with the refillable cup.

    Strange to be in the back of the park and find our way out to the main stage area (via emergency lights only) darker than you'd think due to all the foliage. The breakers & the campground had to be evacuated as they lost power completely = no bathroom facilities. Castaway Bay was fine, thank goodness.

    They did refund tickets to guests or offer a replacement for another day & refund on hotel rooms.
     
  7. Monykalyn

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    Well I miss you by days at beginning and end of trip - we go to pick up the college kid at Disney-her last day is Jan 4th, and I am still debating going for the DCP alumni reunion this year (19-21 january).
    I am hoping to at least meet some in October for a drink or snack (will be at POP October 7-11).

    NO kidding!!! My almost 15 year old said to me today "you know I will need a car soon right?" :rotfl2:

    Very nice here today, gorgeous fall weather so far, although supposed to turn warmer/humid this weekend again. Day off today, back to it tomorrow. Stuffy head annoying but much better than I thought I would be. Just need the ears cleared up before we leave.

    My Disney kid is doing the Caring for Giants tour at DAK on Saturday before she goes to work. Can I whine a bit and say they didn't have neat stuff like that when I did my program?o_O Although mine was so long ago we could still sit on beach at GF and swim in lagoon...And Figment still had Dreamfinder, Wonder of life pavillion was still open...
     
  8. Lynne G

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    MonyK, hope your ears clear up fast and the head cold is done soon.

    So muggy this morning. Just 2 degrees warmer, 70 to start. There's a golden glow in the cloud cover. Another gray day. The southern air is giving us rain, and more rain, but temps in the 80's. 82 this afternoon, 85 tomorrow. Summer is not quite done yet. Umbrellas are the fashion accessory for the next couple days.

    So, this thirsty Thursday, have a drink. Tea for me, with some ice. Almost warm inside so far, but I am ready. Jacket in bag in case the AC cranks way cold, like it did yesterday.


    [​IMG] Yay! HHN starts this week-end. Have fun Tink and Metro.



    [​IMG] Homies.
     
  9. Chuckers

    Chuckers Missing my day trips to Disneyland :(

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    No.. I'm not jealous at all.. nope.. not me.. no way... :D

    Glad you're having a great time! Tell us how VB is! (Have a drink for me!)
     
  10. Chuckers

    Chuckers Missing my day trips to Disneyland :(

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    Darn... One thing I was looking forward to with the canceled trip was meeting some of the people who post on here.
     
  11. Metro West

    Metro West Nothing to see here...move along.

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    Power is back on! Cable is out but I can live with that. Neighborhoods are still a mess with the debris and will be for a long time.
     
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  12. Chuckers

    Chuckers Missing my day trips to Disneyland :(

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    YAY!!! A/C!!!!
     
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  13. kohlby

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    Chatted with my aunt today. She still can't get down to the Keys to see the damage to her house. THey have both a house and a trailer. The trailer looked like it had extensive damage from what she's been told. She has no idea on the house. She also has a house in central FL so she's staying there until they let her go back into the Keys.

    We did AK and DHS yesterday. DHS was especially eerie. They took us in an odd way and we were driving for at least 5 minutes without seeing a single worker. When it was finally time to park, there was one lonely worker. The rides were walk-ons, even Toy Story was running with half the cars empty. Hubby and two of the kids may go back tonight to DHS to see the firework show and do a couple quick rides after one child's scouts. (Last night was just the husband and I).

    I'm getting ready for HHN but have no idea what exactly I'm getting myself into! Husband decided not to go to the TM preview since he didn't want to go alone. I'm going with a few people from the neighborhood on Sunday. They all have express so I'll be getting express after all. (Husband got express for one day for free - so at least the only thing I have to pay for is express for me). If I like it, I'll come back again but without express next time.


    Metro - Yay for power!! I've heard a lot of areas still don't have it and they're saying by Sunday for Orange county. Public schools are still out since so many schools are still without power.
    There's a chance I might be there. We are last minute planners these days though. :)
     
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  14. macraven

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    Rainy and cold
    Feels like I'm back in Chicago
     
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  15. tink1957

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    At Volcano Bay now enjoying our premium seating...glad I got it because I got sunscreen in my eyes and am miserable...went to guest services and got eyewash after flushing out my eyes...Trey has disappeared in the meantime...think I'll order a fruity cocktail to ease the pain.

    Good thing we got an early start and rode the water coaster back to back and got most of the slides done.

    Oh and I had to get a new ap since my old one wouldn't work here even though it works everywhere else since I upgraded to the 3 park.

    It is a beautiful place :beach:
     
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  16. keishashadow

    keishashadow Proud Redhead...yes, I have some bananas!

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    Still plugging away on firming up trip, getting nowhere fast other than a coveted BoG dinner res :). TP's notices woke me up twice, scared the crap out of me. I thought the notices of availability on beta thing stopped in the dead of the night? I always think the worst with middle of the night texts with my mom in nursing home kwim?

    Loving Lynne's halloween kitty

    My response to said 15 y.o would be: yes, better get a job quickly & keep those grades up :).

    Yep, I'm the mean mom. You want a car, you contribute, no free rides in my house lol

    Checking into Pop on 10th, departing 15th. Hoping for refurbed room. TP has a chance to redeem themselves there with me lol. No interest in their touring plans but joined to set up auto fax requests for upcoming trips with them after WDW not fulfilling my requests last few years. Figured, worth a shot.

    Anybody here use the service?

    90% of homes have some form of damage in teh keys.

    You (& DH for a 'romantic' night surround by ghouls lol) should consider hopping on Mac's HHN tour on the 6th!

    Sorry, but I'm getting a picture of it in my mind and trying not laugh. Especially with kiddo probably rolling his eyes...at least mine would & ditch me too. You'll laugh about this, down the road, possibly after the cocktail if it's a stiff one :). You do sound miserable. Did u use the non-tear lotion? It normally works very well.

    Have you done WDW WPs or Aquatica? Wondering how you'd compare them.
     
  17. kohlby

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    Sounds like a cocktail or two or three is exactly what is needed to ease the pain! I hope your eye improves so you can enjoy the sights better! We still haven't had a chance to go to VB - husband and I are still blocked out.


    Keisha - I never knew Touring Plans did automated alerts. I've never signed up for a membership though. I've thought about it in the past however.
     
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  18. tink1957

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    Trey returned. Ordered sushi and drinks....I feel better now :flower1:
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  19. Metro West

    Metro West Nothing to see here...move along.

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    Not doing the Passholder night this year...might actually come later if it's gonna rain again. I'm sure we'll run into each other somewhere. I think the Hulk might be down because the storm shredded the net under the first drop and they don't want to take a chance on someone on the ground getting hurt by something flying.
     
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  20. Lynne G

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    Time for some yays!

    YaY! Metro, for at least getting the AC and electric back. My kids would be still unhappy without the cable though. Have fun at HHN, if you go this week-end.

    Yay, glad you are okay Kohlby. You should join us at the dark side, or I can say hello at the mouse too in a few weeks.

    MonK, to get the college CP and make another trip to the mouse in January. Yay!

    Tink, sorry to hear of your eye irritation. Nice of Trey to get food and drink. YaY for a nice cold one, or two.

    Mac, hope the sun comes out. It's try to here. Still pretty gray day, and warm. YaY! hope the healing is speedy. No boot for Mac soon.

    Keisha, YaY for still planning. Never paid for TP. Decided I know enough, and will never follow planning as a whole. I did pay for character finding mostly for the Halloween and Christmas. Then I won't renew.

    Me, YaY! Got a ticket for the Chew show. Afternoon of the 5th. That means, no seeing me at RPR until later that day. Was going to come after lunch, now, probably around dinner. May have snacks. On the QS plan. It was so hot last year, I did not eat as much and took a bunch of candy and snacks home. I can share though.

    Time for lunch. Not sure, I need coffee, it's kinda cold inside, and I have a royal headache. Yeah, coffee should hopefully do the trick. That and maybe some chocolate.

    Later homies.
     
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  21. Chuckers

    Chuckers Missing my day trips to Disneyland :(

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    In 30 minutes I leave work to go spend the night at my sister's before driving down to NJ on Friday. Saturday I'll be at 6 Flags NJ for the day.. they start their Screamfest this Saturday. It will not be as scary as Universal, mainly because it's 6 Flags and they're just not that great. But, I'll get to spend the day riding some awesome coasters in the country.. including Kingda Ka!! 415 ft straight up and straight down!1

    [​IMG]
     
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