It’s not looking good at this point

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First of all, things aren’t looking good for the many people in the path of Hurricane Irma. My heart goes out to all in its path, as well as those putting their lives back together in its wake.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those who lost their lives in this truly terrible storm.

I’ve been talking to people familiar with where we’re supposed to be going, as well as surviving hurricane weather. It’s looking like we may actually have to reschedule our trip.

We won’t know until we know, but it’s not looking good at this point.



This trip is a big deal for my family, but it’s just a trip. We can reschedule or worst case scenario, make alternate plans.

I can’t even begin to imagine what everyone dealing with any of these hurricanes are going though or will be going through. All we can do from here is continue to pray for everyone’s safety.

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Dutch

*Please don’t get defensive and tell me I’m wrong. This is how your posts are sounding about this trip* I have friends that live in and around the Orlando area and they are tracking this storm hourly. The projections are showing this hitting Orlando on Sunday/Monday (9/10-9/11) at anywhere from 45-70 miles per hour. While this isn’t great for the residents, it’s hardly anything that would cause significant damage, let alone cause someone cause someone to alter their plans 3 weeks later. So you are either ramping up the drama a bit OR are having serious reservations about going, but… Read more »

Rob Gorski
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You’re reading way too much into this. The fact is that Irma is the worst hurricane ever recorded and it’s going to track straight up the Florida peninsula. I’m not sure where you’re getting your information but the current forcasts show category 2, possibly category 3 tracking right through Orlando. Category 2 is wind’s of at least 105 miles per hour. I’m not ramping up any drama. This is a HUGE factor as to whether or not we’re going to be able to go. I’m not sure why my concerns at raising red flags for you. If me being concerned… Read more »

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Dutch

I figured this would be your response. Like I said, I have friends IN Orlando. If your trip was to the keys? Sure. I get it. Orlando? Not so much.

I’m not trying to minimize the storm at all either, just your reaction to it and what would happen literally 3 weeks later.

A cat 2 wouldn’t even cancel school the day after it happened..and I know you fancy yourself the authority on most, but some of us have gone through this stuff before too.

Rob Gorski
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I’m simply going by what the experts are saying. I’ve no personal experience in this area and this is a huge unknown factor for us.

Again, I don’t know why you’re so concerned about me being concerned…

Anyway, have a great day. ☺

Dutch
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Dutch

I thought the purpose of your site was to provide insight and encourage dialogue. I’m reading your posts about this trip and I have offered advice and insight to you on traveling since I have more experience than you do.

If you don’t want it don’t take it, but don’t host an open site and question why someone would comment on something they found questionable.

Dutch
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Dutch

*Please don’t get defensive and tell me I’m wrong. This is how your posts are sounding about this trip* I have friends that live in and around the Orlando area and they are tracking this storm hourly. The projections are showing this hitting Orlando on Sunday/Monday (9/10-9/11) at anywhere from 45-70 miles per hour. While this isn’t great for the residents, it’s hardly anything that would cause significant damage, let alone cause someone cause someone to alter their plans 3 weeks later. So you are either ramping up the drama a bit OR are having serious reservations about going, but… Read more »

Rob Gorski
Admin

You’re reading way too much into this. The fact is that Irma is the worst hurricane ever recorded and it’s going to track straight up the Florida peninsula. I’m not sure where you’re getting your information but the current forcasts show category 2, possibly category 3 tracking right through Orlando. Category 2 is wind’s of at least 105 miles per hour. I’m not ramping up any drama. This is a HUGE factor as to whether or not we’re going to be able to go. I’m not sure why my concerns at raising red flags for you. If me being concerned… Read more »

Dutch
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Dutch

I figured this would be your response. Like I said, I have friends IN Orlando. If your trip was to the keys? Sure. I get it. Orlando? Not so much.

I’m not trying to minimize the storm at all either, just your reaction to it and what would happen literally 3 weeks later.

A cat 2 wouldn’t even cancel school the day after it happened..and I know you fancy yourself the authority on most, but some of us have gone through this stuff before too.

Rob Gorski
Admin

I’m simply going by what the experts are saying. I’ve no personal experience in this area and this is a huge unknown factor for us.

Again, I don’t know why you’re so concerned about me being concerned…

Anyway, have a great day. ☺

Dutch
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Dutch

I thought the purpose of your site was to provide insight and encourage dialogue. I’m reading your posts about this trip and I have offered advice and insight to you on traveling since I have more experience than you do.

If you don’t want it don’t take it, but don’t host an open site and question why someone would comment on something they found questionable.

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kimmy gebhardt

While Dutch might not be replying to you with flowers and bunnies, he’s not wrong. Your posts seem almost like you’re hoping that you have to postpone. One of my best friends is in Orlando and while this storm is serious it’s certainly not projected to wipe out that area. Disney and the other parks will clean up and be back open for business in no time. That said, I hope you will continue with your plans to go. If you don’t, you are in effect wasting a wish for a child. Not Gavin, but another child who might have… Read more »

Rob Gorski
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This is the last I’m going to say in this matter. Dutch is suggesting transparency and to explain why I have reservations about the trip. Has anyone considered that the reservations I have are related to planning for this, the kids being all excited, and then having to reschedule at the last minute because of Hurricane damage. I thought I was being rather transparent about that. I’m not upset or angry with anyone. I just know myself and what I’m doing better than anyone reading and trying to interpret things. Perhaps I could express myself more clearly but I’m very… Read more »

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Pony

I don’t think Dutch or Kimmy mean you’re trying to avoid the trip. I think simply they are saying that in 3 weeks Disney will be back up and running. They are a well oiled money making machine and it won’t stop them. So keep planning it’s going to be an amazing trip for Gavin

Rob Gorski
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That’s not really what is being said. Dutch’s point is that I’m trying to avoid the trip and rather than make excuses for it, like the hurricane, I should just be transparent about my fears. That’s not what’s happening and I would know best how I’m feeling. Frankly, three weeks may not be enough time. Nothing like this has ever happened before and no one knows how much damage its going to leave in its wake. Maybe disney gets back up and running but that doesn’t mean the place we’re staying will be. I’m simply being realistic and acknowledging the… Read more »

Jimmy Rock
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Jimmy Rock

Since I raised the issue the other day in response to another post, and it was suggested that I was “reading too much into this”, I’ll just say this: I don’t think that’s a particularly productive response, nor is “I know myself and what I’m doing better than anyone reading and trying to interpret things.” Irrespective of whether that’s actually true, it’s not conducive to any sort of dialogue. It appears that it has happened on more than one occasion on this blog that a commenter has figured out a situation before you have — and that’s without having the… Read more »

Jimmy Rock
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Jimmy Rock

FYI DisneyWorld is closing on Saturday evening and looking to reopen on Tuesday.

kimmy gebhardt
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kimmy gebhardt

While Dutch might not be replying to you with flowers and bunnies, he’s not wrong. Your posts seem almost like you’re hoping that you have to postpone. One of my best friends is in Orlando and while this storm is serious it’s certainly not projected to wipe out that area. Disney and the other parks will clean up and be back open for business in no time. That said, I hope you will continue with your plans to go. If you don’t, you are in effect wasting a wish for a child. Not Gavin, but another child who might have… Read more »

Rob Gorski
Admin

This is the last I’m going to say in this matter. Dutch is suggesting transparency and to explain why I have reservations about the trip. Has anyone considered that the reservations I have are related to planning for this, the kids being all excited, and then having to reschedule at the last minute because of Hurricane damage. I thought I was being rather transparent about that. I’m not upset or angry with anyone. I just know myself and what I’m doing better than anyone reading and trying to interpret things. Perhaps I could express myself more clearly but I’m very… Read more »

Pony
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Pony

I don’t think Dutch or Kimmy mean you’re trying to avoid the trip. I think simply they are saying that in 3 weeks Disney will be back up and running. They are a well oiled money making machine and it won’t stop them. So keep planning it’s going to be an amazing trip for Gavin

Rob Gorski
Admin

That’s not really what is being said. Dutch’s point is that I’m trying to avoid the trip and rather than make excuses for it, like the hurricane, I should just be transparent about my fears. That’s not what’s happening and I would know best how I’m feeling. Frankly, three weeks may not be enough time. Nothing like this has ever happened before and no one knows how much damage its going to leave in its wake. Maybe disney gets back up and running but that doesn’t mean the place we’re staying will be. I’m simply being realistic and acknowledging the… Read more »

Jimmy Rock
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Jimmy Rock

Since I raised the issue the other day in response to another post, and it was suggested that I was “reading too much into this”, I’ll just say this: I don’t think that’s a particularly productive response, nor is “I know myself and what I’m doing better than anyone reading and trying to interpret things.” Irrespective of whether that’s actually true, it’s not conducive to any sort of dialogue. It appears that it has happened on more than one occasion on this blog that a commenter has figured out a situation before you have — and that’s without having the… Read more »

Jimmy Rock
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Jimmy Rock

FYI DisneyWorld is closing on Saturday evening and looking to reopen on Tuesday.