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We went to Disney this March (beginning of the month) and it was almost empty (5 minute lines for almost every attraction). This was before the school break. I followed this link that gave me the dates to avoid (see the site for reasons): February: Presidents Week Mid-March to Mid-April: Spring Break May: Memorial Day Weekend Mid-June through Mid-August ...


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According to the final report from the Museum of Science in Boston, MA, concerning the same exhibit, the average length of stay (of the polled visitors, of course) seems to be around an hour, with the shortest being 15 minutes and the longest being 170 minutes. The exhibit had 37 stalls/panels in Boston, with the average group visiting a little over 19 of ...


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The best time, generally, is when kids are still in school. This won't guarantee a less crowded park, but it helps. This means late Jan/early Feb, as long as you dont go around Presidents Day, late April/early May, late Sept through early November (though this is also Epcot Wine and Food festival time leading to larger crowds in EPCOT), and early December. ...


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While my experience may be a bit outdated, I'll share it anyway. I went with my then girlfriend, now wife about 4 years ago and did the whole Disney resort/dining plan at the all-star music resort. As far as things being off limits on the menu, alcohol was the only thing off limits. We were initially concerned that it didn't include more than 2 meals a ...


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The Kennedy Space Center is located just north of Cape Canaveral, and is definitely worth a visit. The best time to visit is obviously when there is a launch occurring at Cape Canaveral. The Space Shuttles may no longer be flying, but there are still regular rocket launches (the next occurring in just over a day!), however it's still worth going at any ...


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Shingle Creek State Park is billed as the northernmost part of the Everglades. When I worked in Orlando 1, I used to like to unwind here, as its pretty empty. Facilities aren't great, but you get a wonderful sense of the cypress trees and what the flora and fauna are like. I can't say I ever saw a lot of wildlife, but the trees themselves are fabulous. I ...


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I was in Orlando and the area in November 2010 (hoping to see Discovery launch; sadly there was a technical problem). We did a few things, including an airboat tour in the swamps. Note that the everglades themselves are in the national park, and therefore no airboats are actually in the everglades. There are a ton of companies if you search, but the one ...


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Mears runs a shuttle between Disney and Universal - but if there are more than three in your group it is almost always less expensive to take a metered taxi. (Up to seven can ride for the price of one, depending on the vehicle). You can ask for an estimate of the fare before accepting the taxi. Looking around online, TaxiFareFinder claims it'll be about ...


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November is very much off-season for Disney - Christmas Crowds begin in mid-December and then drop off again shortly after New Years. The one variable this year is that the FantasyLand extension was scheduled for October, but crowds will still be far less than the Christmas Invasion that starts the second week of December. As someone who worked at ...


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Here is the schedule for the rest of 2012, which I got from here. It was apparently compiled from Disney's calendar pages. According to the page you linked to, "Upon check-in at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, Guests will receive a schedule detailing when each park offers Extra Magic Hours" so if any last minute changes have occurred, that will be the ...


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Fixed route simply refers to regularly scheduled routes, in contrast to services like NeighborLink or ACCESS LYNX which are variable/flexible. In other words, fixed routes include local scheduled bus service, express scheduled bus service, and commuter bus service.


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I'd say that Google Maps is your friend with respect to public transportation. According to Google the cost of the trip is $2.00


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I found that Disney has a page listing rooms suitable for larger groups. All of these have a suite layout with one or more bedrooms separate from a lounge area that generally includes a sofa bed in some form.


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I've stayed at 3 of the WDW deluxe villa resorts and used both the 1 and 2 bedroom units... they are very nice and come with great amenities. Out of Wilderness Lodge, Animal Kingdom Lodge, and Beach Club Villas, BCV is my favorite if only for the awesome pool and location (walk into Epcot). For other recommendations, I'd check out the Marriott Vacation ...


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Just to add some more up to date info: There are different levels of dining plan. The main one includes 1 table service and 1 counter service per person per day of your vacation. This dining plan no longer includes an appetizer, and it does not include gratuity. Also, the dining plan has been increasing in price each year, outpacing the increase in menu ...


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Lots. You can see all the attractions at http://visitorlando.com



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