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Old 21 Oct 18, 08:42 PM  
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Starlight, Star bright, Give Kids The World tonight - October 2018.

Hello and welcome to our 2018 trip report. After this one I might finish the 2016 one!

Your cast for this trip are

Alix, me! I'm 30 , loves everything Disney and Harry Potter and I'm most looking forward to seeing the kids faces every day and MNSSHP.

Ross, the hubby. He's 29 and loves reminding me he's still in his 20s the git. He loves food and is most looking forward to the food, funnily enough.



Oliver, 7. This trip is all about him! He loves, Toy Story, Star Wars and Super Heros. He's obsessed with Sonic the Hedgehog and is going to be mighty disappointed when he realises he can't buy anything Sonic related in Disney or Universal!

Ariana, 5. Loves Princesses, LOL dolls and food, just like her Dad!



Honorary cast member this time is baby Jack. He turned 10 months while we were away, we decided not to take him as I think it would be too hot for him and it would be so much more work. When the trip was supposed to be about Oliver, I didn't want Jack's needs taking over. But I don't think I've ever missed anybody more in my life!



Overview

In 2016 Oliver got Diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. In 2017 we applied to Starlight Children's foundation as Oliver has wanted to go to Disney World for a while and we kept leaving him at home cause we're awful parents! We are DVC members but only have a small amount of points and since we were saving for a house we knew we couldn't afford a good trip in a long time. We really wanted Oliver to go while he could still walk so this seemed a good option.
In October 2017 Starlight confirmed that Oliver's wish had been granted, we just had to tell them when!

We chose 12th to 19th October (they can only send you for a week) which is the week before half term, giving them half term to recover before going back to school.

We would be flying with Virgin from Manchester and staying at a complex called Give Kids The World Village. This is a charity run complex for wish kids and their families. We would also receive complementary tickets for Disney, Universal and Sea World.

Starlight also paid for us to stay at the Clayton hotel and park the car for 9 nights.

We chose not to tell the kids as nothing is definite until Starlight can apply for your travel insurance about 8 weeks before you fly and even after then we decided not to tell them the full story. About 3 weeks before we flew we told them that we were going on holiday to somewhere hot and sunny, that the hotel had a pool and an ice cream shop and that there was a theme park down the road, all very true!

The reveal would be done in the Clayton the night before the flight.

Thank you for reading!

Pre Trip Report
Pre Travel Day
Travel Day

Day 1 - Universal
Day 2 - Pool Time & Universal
Day 3 - Epcot
Day 4 - MNSSHP
Day 5 - Hollywood Studios
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Following along. GKTW seems like a magical place. What a special trip for your family.
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Loving it so far, seems like such an amazing trip ✨
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Following along. GKTW seems like a magical place. What a special trip for your family.
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Loving it so far, seems like such an amazing trip ✨
Thank you both so much for reading along!
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Sorry everyone it's been a crazy few months but day 3 is finally up x
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