Yes, the rains found us, had to wear rain ponchos time to time, but it was short lived when we were out & about. Went to Universal July 2nd, 3rd, & 5th. Was told the 4th would be awful so we stayed away that day. The longer harder rains were while we were driving or not doing something so we got lucky.
Bought the boys the speed pass for the first 2 days, just the one time use per ride pass, not the unlimited all day pass. Sometimes their speed pass was looked at, other times it was scanned, & sometimes not looked at, so they got to use it more than once on some stuff.
Kids had a ball riding the roller coasters & some of the other inside stuff. But it's not what it was 12 or so yrs ago. Too much money. They do have the thrill coasters, but not worth the price. Kids will have more fun with a Kings Island season's pass (which we have) to ride their roller coasters & use the pools.
We are planning (maybe) going back to see some other theme parks. Well have to see what they have & how much to determine it that price is worth it.
I assume the bad traffic we encountered no mater where we went is the normal for summer when schools are out?
What about spring break? Traffic then & how's the weather.
Saturday the hubby dropped me & the boys off at Daytona track so we could walk around & he went to the mall across the road. The parking lot attendant wanted to charge him $40 to park. He told him he's not there to see the race, he's going to the mall. We wasn't with him, we was over at the track, he dropped us off on a side road. The parking attendant told him you have out of state plated. My hubby said "yes & so what, that doesn't mean I'm going to the race either does it. The attendant said I'll have your vehicle towed. Hubby said you go right on ahead & have it towed, we'll go round & round when it does too because I'm walking into that mall, that's where I'm headed & going to the mall does not cost $40 to park! The attendant said to him as he was walking away, you vehicle will be tagged after hours & then they'll deal with you.
Well, Mr mouth parking attendant didn't have anything done because my hubby went inside the mall until I called him up on the cell phone to tell him come pick us up.
Visited a few activity areas, didn't do everything. Had a plinko game with tires. Had to be 18 & had to get the trivia question correct before you could walk up these bunch of steps to drop a tire down to see what or if you win anything. So the boys couldn't do that & I didn't feel like attempting to lift an empty tire so we went on after watching one man do it. Didn't stay to see what he won.
Stopped at the live speed TV thing with Kenny Wallace & what's his name. We made up signs for TV, but don't know if we made it on screen or not. Stayed for almost 2 hrs there but left & that's when we left the track & went on to the beach. Found a free parking spot next to a hotel & we stayed there about 15 mins & left to go back to our place we were staying.
"We know that Mother Nature is a woman. If she were a man, there would be no rain on race day."