CCP's Snow Days at WDW!

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CCP's Snow Days at WDW!

I'm moving these extra few days over to a new trip report since Robyn unfortunately is no longer here to share the fun.

So this is what happened:

I'd been checking the weather back home and the status of my flight all day. Snow was in the forecast all day, but it was supposed to stop before my flight took off, and my flight was listed as on time all day long. At the airport it was still listed as on time. After helping Robyn with her large suitcase and saying goodbye outside the security line (she went through the regular lines and I went through TSA Precheck), I made my way to my gate, found a seat overlooking the boarding ramp, and waited. Shortly after I arrived my plane pulled in. Passengers emerged and workers busied themselves around the jet getting it ready for the next flight. Boarding began. I was booked on Southwest, but didn't pay for early bird checkin since I was flying alone, so my boarding position was B37, not too bad. Once on the plane, I discovered several empty rows at the back of the plane and chose a window seat at the very back of the plane, last row. Eventually boarding ended, and wonder of wonders, I had the whole right back row to myself! Wow! Especially since I picked up a minor head cold and was happy not to be sneezing and coughing next to another passenger.

As we waited to pull away from the gate, I looked out the window and saw my suitcase. Cool! Then I realized it was coming OFF the plane! What the....And shortly after that the pilot announced the weather in Baltimore had not cleared up and the flight was cancelled. So back off the plane we went. Because I was the last person off the plane, I was nearly the last person in the line to book another flight (a couple of people must have visited the rest room and ended up behind me). And we waited and waited and waited. The man behind me phoned a hotel and booked TWO nights. Uh-oh. Another man walked by after rebooking and said nobody was getting a flight until Saturday or Sunday. As I got closer to the desk, I saw and heard person after person try to work out a way to get back ASAP. One woman found a Delta flight. A man wanted to fly United. They were all taking tons of time trying to get what they wanted.

Finally my turn came. I told the Southwest employee, "I'm in no hurry, so whatever." He said, "The earliest we can get you back is Saturday." I knew that probably meant an early or late flight with stops along the way, so I said, "How about Sunday?" Looking a bit surprised, the man asked, "You want Sunday?" "Yes," I responded, "because if I can't get home today or tomorrow I'm going back to Disney World." Took maybe two minutes to get my boarding voucher, and unlike most of the other folks in that line, I walked away pretty darn happy.

Then I found an out-of-the-way seat and immediately booked three extra nights back at All-Star Sports. Walked down to the Magical Express and booked both the trip to WDW and the return trip to the airport Sunday. Back on the ME, which is not nearly as exciting the second time in seven days. And now I'm in a new room in a different section of the resort, but I don't care. It's Disney World! I'm in the tennis section this time around, which is a bit farther from the food court and buses than the baseball section, but not a bad walk at all. I tried to do some laundry tonight (I'm running out), but the laundry room had a line so I might try again Friday afternoon when most folks will be out in the parks.

Friday's plans involve DHS to try to get the TSM kitty again, laundry, and another park once that's done. I'm not sure which one. More tomorrow.

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Have fun! Surprise, bonus Disney days are the Best!

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Wow! There are worse things that could happen then a couple of extra days in Disney! awesome Have a fun couple of solo days!

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Sweet! Enjoy your extra days! Maybe all of this crap will be melted by the time you get home! mickey

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Wow, that's crazy!

I can't believe you were actually on the plane and then the next thing you're back at Disney World. How cool is that!? awesome

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I can't believe I'm home and you're still in disney, totally doesn't seem fair!

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A little extra Disney magic is always a good thing! awesome

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That's the way to do it. Better to be cancelled on the way home and be stuck in sunny Florida than to be cancelled on the way down! Have fun!

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Sometimes things just really work out! wink Hope you make the most out of your Disney bonus!!

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I got a button.

Today is Toy Story Mania mania - I'm not stopping till I get that darned cat! I have a FP for later, but now I'm doing standby. Don't care how long it takes.

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No kitty yet, so I'm back in the standby line.

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Still no kitty.

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Ha - I love the button!!!!! Get that kitty!!!!

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Booooooooo

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Our Very Merry 24 nighter Nov/Dec 15
Watson's go West May 15
The one with all the birthdays Oct 14 4 Big Birthdays and a Vow Renewal thrown in
The OMG trip June 14 30th Birthday present from the hubs
Girly trip March 14 A last min cheapy week
September 13 our first all DVC stay
TR May 2013 the last min bargain trip offsite
Oct 2012 TR with a cruise!big family trip featuring the beach club, AKL, the dream and a villa offsite
TR on a budget May - June 2011offsite condo
TR Sept - Oct 2010 big family trip in an offsite villa

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You're so close!! You can do it, Jan!

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My arm is getting sore just thinking about it! laugh

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$&@?! Beaver!

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Keep going Jan. you can do it!

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Extra Disney Days! Woohoo!! Refresh my memory, please. How long were you originally supposed to stay before Robyn talked you into extending your vacation?

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The laundry room. I didn't bring enough clothes for three extra days.

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Originally I was staying from Friday morning, February 27, through Tuesday afternoon, March 3. Then I stayed the extra two days that Robyn booked. And now, thanks to the snow, I'm here till Sunday morning.

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Oops, double post. I'll use the space to post some resort photos.

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crazycatperson wrote:
$&@?! Beaver!

Now they are just taunting you! rolling rolling

I thin you are going about this clothing situation all wrong with the laundry room - you just buy some new things and then tell the hubby that the laundry room was closed for refurbishment.....

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LOL, too late, the laundry's in the dryer. Besides, I barely had room in my luggage for the stuff I brought and the things I've already purchased. If I buy new clothes I'll need to buy a new suitcase, also.

Of course, Southwest does allow TWO checked bags...

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More resort photos. Killing time while the laundry dries.

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Oops...I think an update is in order.

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A glimpse of All-Star Music across the parking lot.

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What I did when I wasn't trying for the TSM kitty. Had a pretty good spot for photos.

Figures, after getting the gangster for ages I got the cowboy for the second time this trip. He was a good cowboy, though.

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Once the laundry is done I'm heading back to DHS and TSM. But that park closes at 7:00. MK and Epcot are both open till 11:00 (EEMH for Epcot). Let's take a vote: where should I go?

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Aren't snow days in Disney grand!!!!!!!!!!

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I vote for Magic Kingdom!

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