Anyone who has traveled to central Florida in summer knows that the area is notorious for its nearly daily rain showers. If you are planning a visit to the Disney World theme parks during the rainy season, touring the parks in the rain is unavoidable. However, do not let the rain interfere with enjoying your Disney World vacation. As long as we are not talking about a hurricane, a rainy day at Disney World is quite manageable.
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Part 4: Disney’s Magic Kingdom and Epcot
After saying goodbye to my parents for the night I walked out to the bus stop at the Yacht Club to catch the bus to Magic Kingdom. This turned out to be a bad idea. The amount of time I spent sitting at that bus stop waiting for the Magic Kingdom bus I could have walked from Yacht Club, to the International Gateway entrance to Epcot, all the way thru Epcot, out the main entrance of Epcot, and to the Epcot bus loop. I may not have arrived at Magic Kingdom any sooner, but at least I would have been in Epcot instead of sitting at a bus stop. Not to mention, I could have hopped on the Monorail at Epcot and had a more interesting ride to Magic Kingdom. I am not sure if this is typical, but in my experience, the bus service from the Yacht and Beach Club resorts has been less than stellar. [Read more…]
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Part 3: Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Dinner with my Parents
On the way to Hollywood Studios, I called my parents to make dinner plans. I needed something close to Hollywood Studios so I told them to meet me at Beach Club. My plan was to be at Beach Club about one hour after arriving at Hollywood Studios. Figuring about a 20 minute boat ride from the Studios to the Yacht and Beach Club dock, that leaves me about 40 minutes in the Studios. I knew that unless the lines were very short I wouldn’t be getting on any big ticket attractions but I figured I would have time for Star Tours and a leisurely loop around the park. [Read more…]
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Part Two, First park of the afternoon: Disney’s Animal Kingdom in under fifteen minutes
Luckily, after all the distractions I ran into leaving the resort, the ride to Animal Kingdom from Animal Kingdom Lodge is very short, putting me in the park ten minutes before closing. Thinking that the last safari from Harambe was 45 minutes before closing, I figured I had no shot of catching it, so I took my time walking back towards Africa. As I came over the bridge into Harambe the last safari sign reads 5PM! Its three minutes to closing and I’m goin’ on Kilimanjaro Safaris! When I got to the safari vehicle the front row had three people and the second row had two people. I left an empty row and had the fourth row to myself with nobody behind me. The clock struck 5 and we were off on the very last safari of the day. [Read more…]