Today's plan had been Typhoon Lagoon, however the forecast was not good (grey skies, persistent rain & lightning, so we decided to venture to the Florida Mall instead.
Various stores were visited by the kids:-
American Girl - youngest DD got a doll + outfit & hairbrush for $152!
Morphe - Eldest DD's friend had given her $50 before our trip to secure her a James Charles make-up palette & American candy.
Sephora (again) - eldest DD bought more make-up & got a lovely gift (can't remember what she bought now!).
M&M world - various flavours purchased by kids with me trying to ensure they didn't go mad as it's $6.99 per half pound!
B&BW - I bought some of the infamous hand sanitizers on special offer - I looked at but didn't buy a candle & body spray - and now I've decided I'll have to go back.
DS bought a football from World of Soccer
We had lunch there which was a bit of a hassle as the kids all decided they wanted different things at the food court which had huge queues- so seemed to take us ages to have lunch.
More shopping after lunch, DH visited the Apple Store intending to buy an iPod - I know people prefer streaming but DH prefers the ipod. He said they looked at him like he didn’t really know what he wanted & were intent on pushing streaming devices. In the end he left empty-handed.
After looking in various clothes shop, we went outside to bright sunshine, so decided to go back to the villa & swimming pool.
And, good news- it’s now lovely and warm. In fact I had a call from Ocean Holidays to say the pool maintenance guy had visited while we were out (we had pulled the cover across before going out). Apparently they decided to increase the pool heat to 90 degrees as we’d been without it a few days - it is lovely & warm now! 🏊≈♀️ ☀️ 🌊
We decided to go out to dinner tonight. Initially we were looking at Red Robin or similar at Champion’s Gate. However DH found what he thought was a nice restaurant called Dulcetto pizzeria (also at Champions).
When we turned up we discovered it was a ‘scratch ‘ kitchen with only 1 person up front & 1 chef. There was another English family in there & several people coming in & out asking for take- out - they were being given wait times of 45mins - 1 hour (this is after we’d been seated).
We were all quite hungry & ordered starters & mains. The food was lovely, but half way through our starters the server bought out our mains with the reasoning that the chef is backed up with take-out orders. DH also decided to let 2 of the kids (who don’t each much) order plates of 10 chicken wings each - suffice to say we bought lots home in take-out boxes.





The bill (with drinks) was a huge $150 + tip. Yes it was nice, but also rushed - not just with all the food being brought out together-but just as we left they locked the door & put the closed sign up!
We walked around the corner to Publix as one of my DD had been bitten so we needed some cream.
Also got middle DD one of those nail buffer/shiner blocks for 99c (a similar one was being foisted on her at the Mall by a sales person on one of those stalls in the middle of the store- for a whopping $30, luckily we said ‘no thank you ‘ for her!).
Tomorrow we go to Kennedy Space Center.

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Park Hours - Tuesday 12/11/2019

WDW & Other Florida Park Hours
Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom
9:00am
~to~
6:00pm
Epcot
Epcot
9:00am
~to~Extra Evening Hours
9:00pm
Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom
9:00am
~to~
8:00pm
Hollywood Studios
Hollywood Studios
9:00am
~to~
9:00pm
Blizzard Beach
Blizzard Beach
Closed
~to~
Closed
Typhoon Lagoon
Typhoon Lagoon
10:00am
~to~
5:00pm
Islands of Adventure
Islands of Adventure
9:00am
~to~
6:00pm
Universal Studios
Universal Studios
9:00am
Extra Morning Hours~to~
7:00pm
Volcano Bay
Volcano Bay
10:00am
Extra Morning Hours~to~
5:00pm
SeaWorld
SeaWorld
10:00am
~to~
6:00pm
Busch Gardens
Busch Gardens
10:00am
~to~
6:00pm
Aquatica
Aquatica
10:00am
~to~
5:00pm
Legoland
Legoland
10:00am
~to~
5:00pm
Legoland Water Park
Legoland Water Park
Closed
~to~
Closed
Extra Morning Hours Early Entry for On-Site Hotel Guests.
Extra Evening Hours Extra Late Hours for On-Site Hotel Guests.
Full Schedule of Florida Park Hours

Disneyland Resort Park Hours
Disneyland Park
Disneyland Park
8:00am
Extra Morning Hours~to~
10:00pm
Walt Disney StudiosCalifornia Adventure 8:00am
~to~
8:00pm
Extra Morning Hours Early Entry for On-Site Hotel Guests.
Full Schedule of West Coast Park Hours

Disneyland Paris Park Hours
Disneyland Park
Disneyland Park
10:00am
Extra Morning Hours~to~
7:00pm
Walt Disney StudiosDisney Studios 10:00am
Extra Morning Hours~to~
6:00pm
Extra Morning Hours Early Entry for On-Site Hotel Guests.
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US Dollar Rates
ASDA  $1.2575
CaxtonFX  $1.2567
Covent Garden FX  $1.2674
FAIRFX  $1.2580
John Lewis  $1.2589
M&S  $1.2327
Post Office  $1.2342
Sainsburys  $1.2560
TESCO  $1.2586
Travelex  $1.2500
Updated: 01:30 12/11/2019

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Euro Rates
ASDA  €1.1399
CaxtonFX  €1.1392
Covent Garden FX  €1.1505
FAIRFX  €1.1400
John Lewis  €1.1422
M&S  €1.1201
Post Office  €1.1191
Sainsburys  €1.1385
TESCO  €1.1408
Travelex  €1.1320
Updated: 01:30 12/11/2019