I'm staying onsite the last two weeks of January. Spending the first half in a villa.Aye, that's right. Thought it was sooner for some reason. 2+ more years before I can go - but I'm fancying Last 2 weeks in Jan myself.
Might end up going with either set of the folks again tbh, then they can "take" 1 of the kids.I'm staying onsite the last two weeks of January. Spending the first half in a villa.
You'll have the dreaded 5th person next time you stay, it'll probably mean staying onsite at a moderate with a 5th sleeper works out just as good value as off-site once you factor in free dining.
Better take some colouring books and crayons, because you will be doing nothing until Wednesday or Thursday. It's expected to be a bad one. My kids have been told not to go back to school until Thursday
Try not to shit your pants.
If you’re on Facebook follow a US meteorologist called Denis Phillips. He’s really good for advice and updates. The most recent model runs have it heading more northerly and skirting the east coast of the state and into the Carolinas. Worst weather is on the east side of it so inland and Orlando shouldn’t be too bad.
Two things to bear in mind about hurricanes:
Cheers for that mate.Two things to bear in mind about hurricanes:
1. There’s nowt you can do. Especially if you’re in a hotel. So don’t get all anxious just accept that it’s coming.
2. Whatever happened ‘last time’ has little bearing on what might happen this time. I’ve experienced hurricanes in Texas where everyone panicked and left town, they got into massive tailbacks on the freeways, ran out of petrol and had to be rescued by AAA (I stayed in the pub!). The next hurricane everyone said ‘bollocks I’m staying home this time’ and got slammed by massive wind and rain!
No matter what category they are over water they usually blow out fairly quickly once they make landfall so Orlando being inland will likely experience waves of heavy rain and wind from the outer bands of the storm but unlikely to get a direct hit. People are panicking anyway buying up petrol and water bottles etc. and schools and workplaces in the Tampa area by me are already looking like closing for Tuesday.
Last time was Irma in 2017. We were in England at the time and had a few extra days as TPA (and MCO) were closed. By all accounts the weatherman on CNN was hyping the storm to buggery and increasing everyone’s anxiety like was armageddon on the way, while the local news channels were much more measured and calm. That’s if the telly doesn’t go out on you. We have a dish on the roof which doesn’t work in heavy rain!
Like the lad said above, take some stuff that doesn’t require electricity / internet to keep you occupied if the telly / internet / power goes out, and hope that the hotel bar is well stocked.
Sort of true but...…………..all the parks close the outdoor rides quite often when thunderstorms hit. Even Busch Gardens in Tampa.There’s a very good reason why Walt built his park where he did. There will be shit loads of rain but the full hurricanes never hit Orlando. (I’m sure I read somewhere that WDW has only ever closed twice?)
However if you’re on the east coast you’re in for an experience...!