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Get ready Orlando, here we come!

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by TonyD, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. Aaron Silverman

    Aaron Silverman Well-Known Member

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    Cees, what's that restaurant? :)

    We are going to Universal in a couple of weeks. I haven't been in 20 years!
     
  2. Cees Alons

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    Aaron,Sorry, I really don't remember the name.It was already changing (into a kind of multi-store building) one of the last times we were there, so I don't even know if and how it exists nowadays.I'm sure you won't need to starve on the Turnpike, though. :) Cees
     
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  3. Mike Frezon

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    I'm sure you can rustle up some grub somewhere on the main drag...

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  4. TonyD

    TonyD Who do we think I am?

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    Park anywhere you want in FLA
     
  5. TonyD

    TonyD Who do we think I am?

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    Anywhere
     
  6. Cees Alons

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    At the end of next week we're leaving for Miami for a 2-days stay. Some spot with "Beach" in it. We won't be in Orlando, though.
    I'll think of you, Tony, when "testing" the weather!


    Cees
     
  7. Mike Frezon

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    Cees: Watch out for the guys wearing the black hats.
     
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    I'm concentrating on the belts.


    Cees
     
  9. Mike Frezon

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    Makes all the sense...
     
  10. Aaron Silverman

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    Which "Beach?" :)

    I think we'll actually be in Orlando then.
     
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    So what does everyone think of the New Fantasyland? :D
     
  12. TonyD

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    We havent beenthere yet. Just Epcot and Hollywood so far.
     
  13. Mike Frezon

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    My wife and I will be checking it out in November.
     
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    Head east on 528 and go see Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center. Way more impressive than any theme park, and you're just standing there staring.

    We were there on Monday after taking a labor day weekend cruise out of Port Canaveral.
     
  15. TonyD

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    We have been over there, but it was cl8sed. We just went for a drive and thats where we ended up.The parks arent impressive anyway just simply fun.Today we went up north a bit to Winter Park and then Winter Garden. Both for some terrific little farmers markets.
     
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    The new Fantasyland was partially complete last time we were there. Rapunzel's Tower was neat looking, and there was a very nice bathroom by it. :)
     
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    Yeah, and I thought the cottage, for the Enchanted Tales With Belle attraction, was nice looking as well. Though, I thought the attraction itself was a letdown! Even if the special effects are really good! But I did like The Little Mermaid Ride, and the Be Our Guest restaurant looked interesting enough. I did not get to eat there though.So far, the new Fantasyland is a mixed bag for me, as I am still not happy that the Snow White ride was shut down. Though it does not hurt nearly as much as the closure of Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.
     
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    +1. Merrilly, merrily on the road to nowhere in particular..

    Our family would always scream out the road signs we would encounter on the way through the ride (to heighten the experience). Our favorite sign was "Ruts!" We still will yell out ruts to this day whenever we are driving on a poorly maintained road.
     
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    Mike, when in Nov. are you going? I'll be there with the family Nov. 2 - Nov. 9, also known as Jersey Week since it's during the teacher's convention.
     
  20. Mike Frezon

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    We don't get down until a week later or so, Bob.

    This'll be the first time for my wife and I to visit Mickey without kids. Should make it an entirely difference experience than what we are used to. :D

    A leisurely pace is what we both are really looking forward to...rather than trying to cram as many rides and other stuff into the hours any given park is open. We're hoping to stop and smell and cookies (baking on Main Street), as it were.
     

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