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Vacation Planning Tips & Tricks Discuss Hurricane Frances in the Vacation Planning forums; OK, so we're off to WDW on Sept 4, and just now there's a new hurricane forming. Now, I'm not really worried, and am very excited about the trip, but ...
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    Hurricane Frances

    OK, so we're off to WDW on Sept 4, and just now there's a new hurricane
    forming. Now, I'm not really worried, and am very excited about the trip,
    but if there's going to be bad weather to start our week maybe I'll adjust
    our itinerary! Here's how we've planned it so far:

    Sat. Sept 5 - arrive Port Orleans. relax. maybe go to Downtown Disney
    Sun. - Blizzard Beach. Hoop Dee Doo Revue at night
    Mon - Magic Kingdom
    Tues - Epcot
    Wed - Chef Mickeys for Breakfast. Then Magic Kingdom
    Thurs - World Showcase tour and Epcot
    Fri - Animal Kingdom
    Sat - MGM Studios
    Sun - relaxing morning before leaving in the afternoon

    A water park may not be a good choice for Sun, but I thought it might avoid
    the crowds of the holiday weekend. Any changes or comments should we
    encounter bad weather? I'd really be interested in your adice. We were just
    at WDW in Nov. so it's not a kill yourself to do everything trip (though we
    probably will!)

    Thanks in advance!
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    Sounds like a great plan to me. Just check the weather channel daily for updates as it gets closer. I really don't want another one. This would be the third in 30 days.

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    Are you arriving Sat or Sun? the 5th is Sunday. If you can adjust a day or two later I would. The Hurricane is not looking good at this time.

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    we arrive sat. booked through expedia. i believe it's pretty hard to change with them!
    oh well, we're on our way! whatever happens, we'll make the best of it.
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    You won't be flying into Orlando!
    The airport closes at 9 pm on Friday night and will remain closed at least through Saturday.
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    I was about to post what James did... MCO (Orlando International) is closing Friday 'until'.

    I know that is what you didn't want to hear.

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    My DW is so worried about these hurricanes she is wondering out loud if we should cancel our trip for the 29th.
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    No way - dont cancel!!!!!

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    JC, no need to cancel. That is almost 4 weeks away.

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    we actually just cancelled.
    don't know when we'd get in to Orlando. We're now already planning to switch
    to Nov 4-13th. Very sad day.
    To all of you down there, or on your way, good luck and take care!
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    Hey, JC, i agree though, you'll be fine for the 29th!
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    Matt, Were you staying on property? Disney is waiving all fees for cancel and re-book. Make sure you didn't get charged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattlori
    we actually just cancelled.
    don't know when we'd get in to Orlando. We're now already planning to switch
    to Nov 4-13th. Very sad day.
    To all of you down there, or on your way, good luck and take care!


    We're going there Nov 6 to the 14th - you picked a great alternate!!

    You'll still have a ball!!

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    we were staying on property (POFQ). booked through Sears Travel. They assured me that
    there will be no charges. I'll be sure to let them know about it if there are!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattlori
    we actually just cancelled.
    don't know when we'd get in to Orlando. We're now already planning to switch
    to Nov 4-13th. Very sad day.
    To all of you down there, or on your way, good luck and take care!
    So sorry you had to cancel. That is a real bummer, but you never know what is really going to happen once you get down there. Since my DW and I are retired we can really go anytime, except for the dead of winter, since I do not like to fly, we drive the 1031 miles to WDW. Thanks for the encouragement about our trip.
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