thanks! I am 200 miles south and we have had a lot of the same (bad forecast) but when it does rain, it has been multiple inches at a time. I am glad to hear the night turned at well (I think I got an alert w/ my app still set to Orlando from my trip).The worst part about the weather this weekend has been the forecast. The actual weather has turned out really nice. I do think it kept people away since it was a 90% chance of rain at times. It was really a best case scenario, bad weather forecast keeps everyone away, then it turns out to be really nice and not very crowded.
I do think a couple of things are at work here. To UNI's credit, I think the houses are all rather strong this year and that is causing the crowds to be better mixed throughout the houses. But, consumers in the US are being cautious and a ton of Floridians are still dealing with hurricane 'stuff' or just burnt out from what they've dealt with.
I had mentioned in week 2 that it felt 'slower' over my four nights, but others called some of those days more crowded. I think that is more of many good houses as I was sort of looking to see if there was a way to flow outside of the norm, to duck under crowds...but that is always tough in week 2 as the passholders are in the back houses on FRI/SAT of that week and s&s up front...I only wanted to do house after the sun was gone.