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cookinwithgas

I'm goin to DisneyWorld!

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This weekend with my daughter, our first real trip together since she turned 18. Going to EPCOT and either Disney Studios or MGM, staying at a Disney hotel...going to be 82 degrees and mostly sunny on Saturday...see ya suckers

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would be cooler if you were going after winning the SB.

Have fun! :) how exciting!

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Oh yeah any specific tips always appreciated

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Man I love that place, would go every year if I could...and would stay for longer than 4 days. Unfortunately it's "too expensive." :(

Anyway, as far as tips go, remember that FastPass is your best friend. Seriously. There's a lot to do (especially at EPCOT), and you don't want to wait in line for 60 minutes just to ride test track; unless you're getting there REALLY early (as in, right when it opens), you're better off getting a fastpass, doing something else that has less of a line, then going back to the ride. I'm specifically thinking of MGM Studios here because EPCOT is more of a cultural center than a theme park--Tower of Terror and that Rockin' Roller Coaster at MGM are always packed.

Of course, I've never been in December so I don't know about the crowd situation this time of year, but I can't imagine it would be very different.

Oh, and if you do go to EPCOT, stay away from the spaceship ride (not the big ball, the one best Test Track), unless you a) have taken about sixteen pills of dramamine or B) wish to develop a crippling case of claustrophobia.

Which hotel you staying at?

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Carribean Resort....thanks for the tips - when we went with the kids and ex in laws (long story) last summer we did a good bit of FastPass stuff...

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Fast pass is a must. MGM is fun if you like rides. Let me know how it went. we are taking our kid next December after he turns 4.

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If you actually like rides, make sure you spend a day on the Universal property. Less atmosphere and smaller parks but Islands of Adventure is probably the best park for rides in Orlando plus the MiB, Simpsons, and Rock-it rides over in Universal are pretty good too.

My parents live in the Orlando area now and I went down there in September on a Saturday and my friend and I got there a little after opening and did all the good stuff in those two parks and were done by about 3 in the afternoon so you can squeeze Universal in in less than a day.

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