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Old 11-21-2015, 10:52 AM   #11
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We go to Orlando alternate years (have a couple of timeshares there - our TT is in storage for the winter) and have done it all. All of the Disney parks are worth doing, although Hollywood Studios is probably the least exciting. Universal Studios has been much more on our agenda in the past few years. But even in my mid-fifties I'm still a coaster and thrill ride junkie. If you want the best deal on tickets look up Undercover Tourist site.
Suggest you also consider a trip to Blue Spring SP to see the Manatee if they are still in (should be in early February). And take their boat tour on the St John's. Well worth it, and you can skirt north of Orlando over L. Apopka missing all the traffic.
Plan at least one day trip to the Gulf coast too. We love the beach at Siesta Key (one of America's top beaches according to TripAdvisor).
Some of the best information on the area by regular folks is on "disboards"; mostly Disney, but check out their forum on offsite attractions and Universal to see the other side of the area.
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Old 11-21-2015, 11:00 AM   #12
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As adults one of the best things we did was a behind the scenes tour. You will get a whole new respect for the Industry that Disney is and the crazy technology they are constantly inventing and implementing. The magic bands they use for access is in it's infancy as far as potential goes…..
https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/ev...-kingdom-tour/

I would go back tomorrow and just do behind the scenes tours of all the resorts they are so interesting.

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Old 11-21-2015, 11:05 AM   #13
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Just Disney and Epcot for us. First 4 days we never had to stand in line for any rides so we did most of the rides those days because we were warned by workers the crowd was not expected to hit until Thursday. It did but a friend who works there said the numbers were down by at least 25% even then. Fireworks and special Christmas extras were great at night. We were there till they said you gotta go every night but one.
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Old 11-21-2015, 04:54 PM   #14
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Highly recommend discovery cove, pricey but what an amazing day
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Old 11-21-2015, 06:15 PM   #15
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Well guys thanks a lot for all your suggestions, I'm sure we will have a blast down there, its going to be our first winter in florida since I retired just one year ago. I wont miss the freezing rain the snow and everything that is coming with it for sure :-)
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Old 11-21-2015, 06:15 PM   #16
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do you know if Disney is really busy at this time of the year ?...probably busy all the time ...
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Old 11-21-2015, 06:32 PM   #17
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Good grief! They're no adults at Disney World!

If you can, get your tickets / passes at AAA! They saved us 800.00, got us free Park Hopper passes, and an extra day, free!

We stayed at Fort Wilderness, pigged out at the Trails End Cafe buffet, and other than sore feet, acted like we were in our teens again (we're 66 and 68). The best part of the Park Hopper passes was Epcot in the morning, then nap, then Typhoon Lagoon, and back to the campground for dinner and the Electric Light Show at the lagoon... typical day.

Whatever else, have fun and be safe!
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Old 11-21-2015, 07:53 PM   #18
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Be prepared for A LOT of walking!
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Believe you me, I need to walk badly, I'm putting weight since I stopped working, on top of that I am becoming lazy.....and its fun to be lazy


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do you know if Disney is really busy at this time of the year ?...probably busy all the time ...

Visiting when you will, the parks will be 'steady', but tolerable. Thanksgiving week/weekend, and Christmas through New Year's is when I wouldn't be caught dead in any Florida theme park.

And when you're over at the coast, by all means visit the Kennedy Space Center and take the bus tour. Impressive stuff and the Shuttle Atlantis is on display at the Visitors Center. Awesome.
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