Orlando suggetsions

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Orlando suggetsions

We booked a trip the first week of October- we are taking the kids for a holiday and for us before the baby comes. Dr said should be no problems at all, so booked the flights today. Super excited for the trip- although all the walking may not be very fun for me- but I will be about 28 weeks then so shouln't be too bad if my pregnancy continues to be good. My sister and her boyfriend are coming along too.

Any suggestions to as what is the best places and things to do? I think we will do disneyworld, universal... but wondering what other things to do. So for those of you who have been there before what are your suggestions??

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Disney and Universal will keep you super busy for the week. Are you staying in a hotel with a pool? It will probably still be warm enough in Oct to swim. The crowds at the parks should be amazing though, you picked a good week to go as long as a hurricane doesn't hit FL! Smile

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My hubby used to live in Orlando and worked at Disney World. I will ask him for some tips later on and get back to you!

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I read online this time of year is good- not as many line ups- people back to school and not too hot - which is perfect- and yep will hope for no hurricanes!

The resort we are staying at has a pool with lots of kids waterslides and playareas so should be good if we decide to have a relaxing day hanging out at the resort- my ds loves to swim.

More tips would be helpful- especially from someone who worked there! Thanks.

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I agree with Angela, that between the theme parks and everything, that should keep you plenty busy. I used to live in Orlando, it's so much fun, and the weather is nice pretty much all year long. You can always take a day and drive to the nearest beach for a change of scenery. There's lots of shopping, dining, and whatever you want to do. There's also Downtown Disney shopping, which is in another area than Disneyworld (it's weird because Downtown Disney is connected to Disneyland in CA!)... this site should start you on the right path lol...

http://www.visitorlando.com/

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Thanks for the site- I didn't see this one when looking- I did order a vacation guide for Orlando so hopefully it comes before we go lol Last time we went to Miami it came two days after we got home.

My moms old renters just moved back to Orlando so they said give them a call when we get there and they will take us around to their favorite places.

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DH says that if you only have a week, you should focus on your priorities because if you try to do too much you will burn yourself out. What ages are your kids?

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"mlle_carrie" wrote:

DH says that if you only have a week, you should focus on your priorities because if you try to do too much you will burn yourself out. What ages are your kids?

My DD is 12 and DS is 7. We figured we would only pick a few things and focus on that and see if we can fit anything else in we will. Highly recommended by a few people we know was the arabian nights supper/show. So we may try that one evening. Basically i think its Disneyworld, universal and maybe seaworld. We basically get there a sat evening and leave a week later sat evening.

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DH says that Arabian Nights and Mideval Times are worthwhile evening excursions. I couldn't get much else out of him. Sorry...I thought he would have some better suggestions, but he's not being very helpful. Sad

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Ok, now he's talking. At Disney, he suggests: Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Magic Kingdom for your DS, Blizzard Beach (water park with awesome water slide), Disney Quest at Downtown Disney (huge, interactive arcade), Cirque du Soleil. Hope this helped a little bit. Smile

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We went last year and are going again the first week in September. We are visiting the Magic Kingdom, Typhoon Lagoon, going to a pirate dinner show and chilling at the swimming pool. Have fun!