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We got up at around 8am - this is early for us, we never seem to get that early morning thing that others do - and made a coffee which we had on the balcony with a bit of cake from the other night! We were heading to Animal Kingdom where we had a FP for the Safari to start the day. The bus came quickly and we were soon heading through Africa to Harambe for our Safari which was a good one - we saw lots of animals especially giraffes. By now we were ready for another coffee, so we headed to Kusafiri coffee shop for lattes and a huge cinnamon roll to share before we walked through Gorilla Falls (we love the animal encounters and spend ages wandering). Next we went into UP the bird show. We didn't like it at all, we used to enjoy the humour in the other show, but this was poor.
Flame Tree BBQ was our lunch choice today where we used a QS and 2 snack credits on a rib and chicken combo and 2 lots of fries.
After lunch we saw It's Tough to be a Bug and went round the Maharaja Jungle Trek before our Lion King FP which was amazing as ever! We headed down to Pandora stopping to watch entertainers and monkeys etc on the way and were soon in line for our Flights of Passage FP. DD had some problem with the 3D glasses - as we wear specs we have to put the 3D ones over the top and they sometimes slide down but it's still a fabulous ride. We went from there to Dinosaur and Primeval Whirl neither line was too long. After a look around a couple of shops we were ready to head back to the resort, DD wasn't feeling 100% so she went back for a rest and we went to Rainforest Cafe on the way out of the park. We had no ADR but were seated in less than 10 mins with my Landry card, RFC sometimes gets poor reviews but we always enjoy it.
When we got back DD was feeling better and had been to the BC Marketplace for food, so we had a lazy late evening. We realised housekeeping hadn't been (they didn't come on day 1 either), so I popped down to the desk to mention it - the room was tidy but I wanted to make sure we were on the housekeeping list as it was a DVC resort. They were very apologetic and gave us $100 off our room account, I was shocked as I only wanted a couple of coffee bags!! 😊













































































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We were up early on a lovely hot day and headed straight off for the MK and our breakfast ADR at Be Our Guest, which we all really enjoyed - particularly DD who's not been there before.
We had FP for 7DMT, BTM and HM and in between we went on Pirates, the Teacups, Jungle Cruise, Tiki Birds, Philharmagic, Hall of Presidents,Carousel of Progress, Buzz, TTA - ate ice creams on Main Street and looked in shops before heading back to BCV for a well earned rest.
We sat in the sun near the pool with cold drinks in our free mugs for a while, then wandered over to Epcot for our ADR at Chefs de France - a favourite of ours. On the way we could see the workmen painting the patterns on the side of the gondola tower at the International Gateway.
After dinner DH and I went back to BC and DD had checked out UK and Canada, taking photos in the dark.
A fab first day!


































































We left home the afternoon before flying, and drove to Manchester which took 1.5 hours longer than usual due to an accident. This is why we don't leave it till flight day!! We checked into the Hilton, really nice room and would have been ideal for a family of 5 as there were 2 doubles and a sofa bed. We booked a table for dinner - no pics, but I do get better! We all enjoyed it, and our first drinks 😊🍹 before a fairly early night.
We had breakfast booked and it was a good buffet, our flight was the 12.45 VA so we had plenty of time to take the car to the Meet and Greet and the short walk to departures. I'd checked in online for the flight, car hire and resort and also paid the 15 for Fast track security for the 3 of us, so we were through quickly.
The flight was in time, and was uneventful. We were in PE at the back of the cabin, our meals were good, and there were plenty of drinks on offer. I love the warm scones for tea! Once we landed we were off the plane almost first, through the airport and climbing into our Alamo car (nice upgrade from full size to Dodge Caravan) in 55 minutes.
We arrived at Beach Club for our first stay in the Villas, and had been given a room in the area I'd requested, on the (US) 2nd floor overlooking the pool.. Our first reaction was to lie down! but we unpacked and headed to Beaches and Cream where we ate too much and had our desserts boxed up for later. The server only charged us 2 credits which was nice of him, and he gave us 3 enormous slices of cake!
Bed was calling - we'd managed till 10pm!


















We ate at Auberge de Cendrillon, Inventions, Lucky Nugget, Earl of Sandwich and Plaza Gardens. We didn't snack much this time - too full of breakfast pastries and hot choc!!



The first photos are from the Auberge. Between us we had the bread basket and cheese profiterole Amuse Bouche, Smoked Duck and Crab & Crayfish starters; Scallops & Risotto, Chicken Supreme and Veal main courses: and the child's dessert, Chefs choice dessert and Cinderella dessert. Everything was lovely and the service was fab. We were each given a fruit cocktail drink too.



























Lucky Nugget - a fixed price meal with show, old time music hall type pianist and singer, with a Woody and friends puppet show. We both ate Ribs, onion rings and fries, followed by ice cream sundaes with unlimited soft drinks. Well worth the 22euros.






Plaza Gardens - good varied buffet with lots of healthy choices and fab desserts. Also several meat choices, seafood, salmon, pasta, roast potatoes etc. Great service too.







































For those on a DLP dining plan, this is a 'Pause Gourmande' or teatime treat. The other choice was a mini magnum and cold drink.



Earl of Sandwich, a great lunch option (our arrival lunch every time).









Nutella chocolate Pretzel from the Studios Park - 2 of us shared one as a snack (twice!), gorgeous!!



Inventions - best buffet onsite in my opinion. Consistently fab, loads of choice for everyone with amazing seafood and dessert stations. Great good with a decidedly French twist!







































We were lucky to have fine, dry weather for our stay (cold though!) and even though BTM, Crush, Star Tours etc were closed for refurb there was still plenty to see and do. We tried to make sure we did some new things, and these were - a 2 hour Park Tour with our guide Cedric (well worth doing), seeing Mickey & the Magician (absolutely fab, one of the best park shows I've seen), Disney & Pixar Shorts show (a surprisingly good 3D show), Auberge de Cendrillon and seeing the Halloween parade.




































































































































Cheyenne is currently being refurbed. The rooms are being transformed into 'Texas' rooms with a Toy Story Woody theme. The famous Cowboy Boot lamps have been kept though!, and wifi is now in the rooms as well as the lobby area. Cheyenne is not a 4* hotel, but it's a great budget choice and the theming around the whole resort is great. There's a kids area in the lobby, an outside playground and a games room. The restaurant Chuck Wagon is a BBQ buffet - there's a good range of foods and desserts are fab; and the Red Garter bar is next door. The onsite shop sells the usual range of souvenirs, and emergency first aid stuff. The Laundry room also has drinks and snack machines which could be useful for late night. The parks shuttle bus runs frequently, but the walk is nicer - 15 mins along the river bank and through the Disney Village.
We've stayed at Cheyenne 5 times now, and can't fault it. Obviously there are more luxurious hotels (we've also stayed at SL several times and enjoy there too), but as I said for a budget stay it's great!













































































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WDW & Other Florida Park Hours
Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom
9:00am
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6:00pm
Epcot
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9:00am
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Animal Kingdom
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Islands of Adventure
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7:00pm
Universal Studios
Universal Studios
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SeaWorld
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Aquatica
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10:00am
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Legoland
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10:00am
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