I can't believe we're half way through our trip already (although trying to look on the bright side - a week of fun still to go!).
We were going to do Volcano Bay, but a) we need a proper rest day & b) the temperature is 31 & kids are finding it hard going.
So we told them we'd have a pool day here, with a trip out for a bit of food shopping (yes, the other stuff has largely gone!).
With no alarms set (bliss), I woke at 9.10am (everyone else was already up!).
We had breakfast in the villa, then I unpacked from RPR yesterday and put some more washing on.
DH surprised me with a little gift as i was unpacking- namely the free toiletries from his room at RPR. (Being 6 of us, we always end up with 2 rooms in hotels - 1 adult & 2 children per room - if anyone knows a cheaper way around this for the future, please tell!). I could’ve kicked myself as completely forgot these from my room! DH is obviously more on the ball than I’m giving him credit for!
Here they are:

After which, I joined everyone else in the pool! Not much chance of relaxing on a pool noodle with my lot splashing around though!
Around midday, as we were concerned about kids in pool at hottest part of the day, so we got changed & drove to Publix.
The last two days have been our hottest so far, and despite regular applications of sun cream, we're still a little burnt.
Got to Publix & discovered I'd left my list behind 🙄, but luckily I think we remembered everything we needed.
In addition to milk, bread, more water, soda & meals for our ‘eat in’ days, I also bought myself a new lunch bag for work ($7.99 + tax). Not that interesting I know, but something which will remind me of Florida when I’m back at work! And here it is:

After we'd finished & got home, it was 1.30, so we had lunch in the villa.
The kids were getting a bit restless & we decided to head out to the Coldstone Creamery! 😋 😋
Omg, they are absolutely divine. We all seemed to opt for different toppings:
Choc mint chip, peanut butter, cookie dough, coffee, chocolate & strawberry. We all have eyes bigger than our bellies as none of us could finish them. Total cost was just shy of $40, just a lovely experience watching the servers mix the toppings on the cold slab, and another tick off the list of things I wanted to try! 😀 🍦 😋
On the drive back, DS spotted a Nike outlet, and youngest a gift shop, so we parked up & had a look around. Nothing purchased in Nike, but pool noodles, magnets & snorkelling masks purchased in gift shop.
Then it was back to the villa for more pool time (where we discovered the pool noodle sinks when you lean on it! 🤔, that's why it was so cheap!).
Finally, got dinner started at 7.30 (we were all full from ice cream before), and ate at 8.10pm (chicken Kiev, garlic bread, nuggets, chips, mozzarella sticks). Not that tasty, but filled a small hole!
Just a selection of the ice-cream cakes from the Coldstone Creamery freezers!



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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.
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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.
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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  $1.2565
Covent Garden FX  $1.2670
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: 00:03 12/11/2019

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Euro Rates
ASDA  €1.1399
CaxtonFX  €1.1385
Covent Garden FX  €1.1498
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: 00:03 12/11/2019