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Jellyfish back from last year? and ...Toll Road question

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Jellyfish back from last year? and ...Toll Road question

Hi all,

I have read a couple of more recent comments regarding the jellyfish attack that happened last year, and they have not come back. We are traveling there again the end of next week, for a day on Cocoa beach before we head out on a cruise. Any Mauve Jellyfish swarm or attack around recently? Those Mauve Jellyfish last year were a nightmare and I refused to go in the water...LOL

Also if anyone knows any updates regarding the toll roads from MCO (Orlando Airport) to Cocoa Beach. Someone informed me last time that they are stil cash paying, which I am still hopeful for. We are renting a car, and I do not want to have to pay the fee for the express pass or sun pass, which is much more expensive than the $1.50 cash tolls

Thank you all in advance!


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1. Re: Jellyfish back from last year? and ...Toll Road question

We walked Cocoa Beach, north of the pier, today, and saw no jellyfish. However, it would not be unusual to see a few dead ones washed up on the beach. The masses seen last Memorial Day weekend ruined the beach experience for many, but only lasted 2-3 days; that was highly unusual but can occasionally happen when the winds are just right. I wouldn't worry too much about such a rare occurrence.

The tolls on the Beachline between the north exit at Orlando International Airport are payable in cash by staying to the right and avoiding the cashless lanes on the main roadway. Where there was just one $1.50 toll slightly east of the SR 417 interchange, there are now two $0.75 tolls -- that original one, now reduced in price, plus a newly-built one a few miles farther east near Dallas Blvd. If you are stopping to pay cash, my suggestion is to get a receipt, in case the rental car company should claim you used their account and wants reimbursement. That can happen -- in fact, much more commonly than jellyfish massing on Cocoa Beach.

Edited: 4:15 pm, April 16, 2012
Salt Lake City, UT
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2. Re: Jellyfish back from last year? and ...Toll Road question

Thank you so much for all the info. It is also great advice on the receipt for the tolls...I greatly appreciate it! :)

3. Re: Jellyfish back from last year? and ...Toll Road question

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