TMSM’s Adventures in Florida Living ~ Rain, Rain and More Rain….


Happy Wednesday Main Streeters! I hope this evening finds you to be well and ready for our weekly Florida living check in! We’re all good here, settling into our new back to school schedules. There doesn’t seem to be enough coffee…. or hours in the day, but we’re working it all out. As most of you know, we’ve had some rainy weather here. We had a hurricane warning for last weekend, but thankfully, it never hit. We’ve had a lot of storms though…. it just rained, and rained, and rained….. you get the idea.

Being that it’s been really wet here, we haven’t done much Disney time. Last Friday, we attempted to go to Hollywood Studios to get in a few hours of fun after a long week at school and such. The weather app on the phone looked decent when we left, so I was hopeful, plus, I really wanted to see those gorgeous Frozen fireworks. We got to the park and it was dead. I mean, even Toy Story Mania didn’t have a horrendously long wait time, which is odd for a Friday night. So we thought this was going to be fun, because the hurricane warnings pretty much scared people off this weekend, as all the parks were pretty bare. We hit Pizza Planet, did the Muppets 3D, then it started to rain. I checked the weather app again and low and behold, the forecast was different than what if was previously, and it was 100% chance of rain the rest of the night. I hate it when that happens! We tried to stick it out a bit longer, as I heard Cast Members saying they hadn’t cancelled the fireworks yet, so we walked through some stores and got a Starbucks. Big mistake. Yes, it rains in Florida, but my gosh, not usually THAT bad. It was pouring rain, people were scattering everywhere, the streets were flooding, and the lightning looked like a Disney production it was so loud and bright. Just crazy. We got stuck, there was nowhere to go. Finally we had no choice but to make a run for it, and of COURSE we had a horrible parking spot. By the time we got to the car, we all looked like we had just gone swimming in our clothes! Lesson learned!


Our rainy evening at the Studios wasn’t a total loss. We did get to go on a few rides, including Star Tours, where my little Buggy, Aidan, finally got to be the Rebel Spy! He’s waited and waited and waited…… It’s funny how the littlest things make kids happy, isn’t it? You would have thought he won a cash prize or something, it was cute. As always, rain or shine, we try to make the best of our circumstances at the Parks. We’re lucky to live so close to WDW, so that if we have a bad time, we can always come back. Speaking of going back to Disney… I’m just waiting. I am eagerly awaiting to see all the Halloween decorations at the Magic Kingdom. I hear they are up, and I can’t wait to go and get pictures. Maybe while the kids are at school, then go back with them another time, just to get TMSM pics! Now that the sting of back to school is over, I can relax a little and look forward to the Halloween season and such. Plus, our big TMSM Meet up is October 17th at the Magic Kingdom, so there’s that to plan for too. I’m one of those people who always needs a plan… something to focus on, and it seems like I have a full schedule! Well, that’s it for this week’s update! As always, I appreciate you following along with us on our adventures down here! Till next week, sending you lots of blessings, pixie dust and hugs! See ya real soon~ ~M

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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2 thoughts on “TMSM’s Adventures in Florida Living ~ Rain, Rain and More Rain….

  • September 2, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    I don’t mean to sound picky, but your weather terminology is incorrect. No part of Florida was ever under a hurricane warning. There are big differences is timing and strength between tropical storms/hurricanes, and watches/warnings. Knowing the difference will help you be better prepared for whichever situation may arise. The National Hurricane Center should now become your friend. Part of the fun of living in Florida. 😀

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