We woke at 7am, so with our lot we were never going to make it to the parks and use the extra hour (especially as my lot need feeding & watering before anything else!). We had made (another) rookie error in forgetting to bring enough water bottles for today, and breakfast items.
So, after dropping our bags in the lobby & catching the water taxi, we had a mixture of Starbucks, Cinnabons & items from Crescent Moon Bakery. I had intended to just have a croissant, but when I saw those lovely Cinnabon's, I just couldn't resist! Unfortunately my pics seem not to be on my phone, I don't know why (they're not in recently deleted either), so I only have the Cinnabon sign, but take my word, they're gorgeous (and huge!).
After breakfast it was straight to IOA. DS & 2 eldest DDs went on Ripsaw Falls. I don't mind getting wet, but not first thing. I was supposed to go on with youngest DD but she backed out at the last minute, so I had to take her out! That's my excuse & I'm sticking to it!
Again, my photos seem to have gone (luckily I have some on my ‘proper' camera but no way of transferring them at the moment.
Next up was JP River Adventure which we all enjoyed (didn't get too wet). I sat next to an American guy who told me all about the ride being recently upgraded & told me what a fun ride it is - I have to agree- especially the ending!
All the kids wanted to go on Pteranodon Flyers, but didn't realise you need 1 person above a certain height & 1 under. Youngest was excited by this so I took her on - no FOLP available so we queued (we're told it was 30min at entrance, but took 45 - and the ride is over so quickly- a mere 80 seconds). Whilst we were on this, DH took the others on King Kong - they were waiting for us after we'd finished as our queue took so long!
Next we went to WWOHP where we all went on Flight of Hippogriff & then took Hogwarts Express to Diagon Alley. I have to say, me, DH & kids are not huge Harry Potter fans (DS was at one point), but none of them seemed bothered about going on the ride in Hogsmeade, so I was out-voted in favour of lunch.
After lunch we went on the Simpsons ride, Alien saucers, Shrek 4D & finally Minions again.
All in all a good day, and feel that we got our money's worth out of FOLP - I'd definitely do this again.
Forgot to mention earlier but the brave ones (eldest DS & DD) also both did RRR & Dr Dooms Fear Fall tower which they both loved - adrenaline junkies!
A few of the photos that are still on my phone!




After this (about 5pm, before the 6pm closing tonight- apparently because it’s ‘High School Seniors Trip night’), we collected our cases, said goodbye to RPR, and headed back to the villa for a swim (and a beer/spritzer!) + a Dominos (too tired to cook!).




A final word(s) today from DH (Chris) - can you tell them how expensive it is here (yes dear, they know!). 😂
Also his favourite phrase at the moment “are there any English people left in the UK?” (Have to admit every other person we pass seems to be English!).😆
I’m slowly turning him into a Dibber - every time we need to know something, he asks if I need to “Dibb!”. 😊

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Park Hours - Wednesday 24/04/2019

WDW & Other Florida Park Hours
Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom
8:00am
~to~Extra Evening Hours
12:00am
Epcot
Epcot
9:00am
~to~
9:00pm
Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom
9:00am
~to~
9:30pm
Hollywood Studios
Hollywood Studios
9:00am
~to~
8:30pm
Blizzard Beach
Blizzard Beach
10:00am
~to~
5:00pm
Typhoon Lagoon
Typhoon Lagoon
10:00am
~to~
5:00pm
Islands of Adventure
Islands of Adventure
9:00am
~to~
9:00pm
Universal Studios
Universal Studios
9:00am
~to~
7:00pm
Volcano Bay
Volcano Bay
10:00am
~to~
8:00pm
SeaWorld
SeaWorld
9:00am
~to~
8:00pm
Busch Gardens
Busch Gardens
10:00am
~to~
7:00pm
Aquatica
Aquatica
9:00am
~to~
5:00pm
Legoland
Legoland
10:00am
~to~
6:00pm
Legoland Water Park
Legoland Water Park
11:00am
~to~
5:00pm
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
~to~
12:00am
Walt Disney StudiosCalifornia Adventure 8:00am
Extra Morning Hours~to~
10:00pm
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~
10:00pm
Walt Disney StudiosDisney Studios 10:00am
Extra Morning Hours~to~
8:00pm
Extra Morning Hours Early Entry for On-Site Hotel Guests.
Full Schedule of DLP Park Hours

US Dollar Rates
ASDA  $1.2670
CaxtonFX  $1.2632
Covent Garden FX  $1.2797
FAIRFX  $1.2640
John Lewis  $1.2740
M&S  $1.2433
Post Office  $1.2637
Sainsburys  $1.2661
TESCO  $1.2683
Travelex  $1.2602
Updated: 09:30 24/04/2019

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Euro Rates
ASDA  €1.1297
CaxtonFX  €1.1266
Covent Garden FX  €1.1357
FAIRFX  €1.1275
John Lewis  €1.1355
M&S  €1.1069
Post Office  €1.1271
Sainsburys  €1.1292
TESCO  €1.1311
Travelex  €1.1241
Updated: 09:30 24/04/2019