Go Back   theDIBB > DIBB Members Trip Reports > Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports
Forgotten Password?
Notices
Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports Trip Reports and Videos
Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Unread 8 Nov 19, 03:00 PM  
Link to this Post
#1
sammi71
Very Serious Dibber
 
sammi71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 11

theDIBB Guidebook
Pages Created: 1
Guidebook Photos: 22
Mobile 4 become 2 Nov 8th to 12th LIVE

Travel Day

Left home at 7.30am to drop ds off at his brothers. Took our granddaughter to school, quick stop to pay money into the bank and pick sandwiches up from Asda for the flight. On the road to Gatwick at 9.30am.
Got to Purple Parking at 10.30am and straight onto a waiting shuttle bus


Got to Norwegian check in at 11.15am, they were checking in 3 us flights.
Through security in under 10 mins and into the My Lounge at 12.15pm

Food and drinks were had. First cocktail of the holiday was had from the self service bar


Chilled out for a bit. Now just going down at the gate at 2pm. Flight due to leave at 2.55pm
sammi71 is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
The boy won and gets to come
Reply With Quote
Unread 9 Nov 19, 11:32 AM  
Link to this Post
#2
sammi71
Thread Starter
Very Serious Dibber
 
sammi71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 11

theDIBB Guidebook
Pages Created: 1
Guidebook Photos: 22
Mobile Travel Day part two

So flight took off and landed on time. Ben decided he needed to get one of the Norwegian beers they sold onboard


We ate our Asda sandwiches, watched some films and had a power nap. Pretty uneventful flight really.
We were the only flight going through immigration and it moved pretty quick about 20 mins. We trundled off across MCO to find the Magical Express. Check in here was quick and easy and we had about a 10 minute wait for the coach. As the doors opened you felt the heat and heard the rain. Welcome to a soggy Florida lol
Got to All Stars Music at about 9.30pm, we had been given a room I had requested, top floor in Country Fair. We said we didnt need housekeeping so got refunded $30 on to a gift card that was sent by email in about 10 mins. After dropping the bags in the room, Ben decided he needed a pint and some food, so we jumped on a bus to Disney Springs. First stop was Raglan Road, it was just gone 11pm and I got him his pint lol, in fact I joined him, so two pints of Harp were ordered. It was my first time going into Raglan Road after it being on my list for a long time. We both loved it, Ben said it reminded him of the Irish bar in Stockholm where he used to live.
Because of the lateness of the hour, food options were limited but Chicken Guy was open so we jumped in there. We both ordered 5 chicken tenders and a fountain drink to share. I got the buttermilk ranch and sweet and sour dips. Ben got the garlic and Parmesan and habanero sauce



Both feeling better with food in our bellys it was back to the room to get some sleep as we were both starting to feel it. We got back into the room at about 1am and fell asleep quite quickly.
Tomorrow is DHS and Epcot
sammi71 is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
The boy won and gets to come
Reply With Quote
Unread 10 Nov 19, 11:49 AM  
Link to this Post
#3
sammi71
Thread Starter
Very Serious Dibber
 
sammi71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 11

theDIBB Guidebook
Pages Created: 1
Guidebook Photos: 22
Mobile Day 1 - DHS and Epcot

The day began early for me, I was up at 4.30am. I pottered around the room using the torch off my phone so as not to wake Ben. I decided to go for a walk around the resort. It was so peaceful and beautiful even in the rain


I sat and typed up both trip and food report and was biding the time until I could go on the great coffee hunt. At 6.30am I did just that, walked over to the food court and brought our refillable cups, filled them with coffee and walked back to the room. Even though we are in the blocks furthest from Melody Hall its still only a 5 min walk, which is great.
Ben woke up just as I got back. So coffees and showers, then dressed and down to the bus stop.
This is day was the day I had sold the trip to Ben with, Star Wars and Food and Wine Festival.
Arrived at DHS and were quickly through security and into the park, we had decided to get some brekkie in the park and that place was Galaxys Edge. On the way round we noticed that Star Tours was a 5 min wait, well it would be rude not too lol.

We then walked round to Galaxys Edge. It really does take you to another planet. We were both gobsmacked and Ben actually had tears in his eyes. I lost him as he was too busy taking photos (normally thats my job). We slowly worked our way round to the Falcon, in Bens words Ive waited 40 years to see this

We then decided to get some food and went for the Ronto Wrap to share. We had a FastPass for RnR so walked across the park to ride that. This is one of our favourite rides in DLP and we will really miss it, so good to ride it here when we can.
Back to GE and rode Smugglers Run. We were both Engineers on this flight. We loved it. I think the best way to describe it is a mix of Star Tours and Mission Space, but the theming of the pre show is brilliant.

Id managed to get an ADR for midday at Ogas Cantina and promised Ben he could have the Rancor Beer Flight, again I had one very happy partner.



We were lucky to be sat in a booth and can totally understand why theyve put a 45min maximum time on it, as I know us and our friends could spend a few hours in there just soaking up the theming and people watching.
After another walk round and more pictures being taken by Ben, we went round to the Indiana Jones stunt show. Now Indy was Bens childhood hero, he went to a wedding dressed as Indy when he was about 8, so this one was for him lol.
After a stop at Starbucks for a refresher and cupcake for later, we decided to head over to Epcot. The plan had been to take the Skyliner but the queue was very very very long, so decided on the boat. This way Ben got to see more resorts too 😊

This evening was purely about the Food & Wine Festival. We brought a wristband gift card and loaded that with money for food. The $30 email gift card was for drink. Now this worked really well for us and meant we could keep track of spending. I will do a more in-depth report on Food & wine in my food report but we mainly stuck to what seem to be Dibb favourites. By 8.30, we were both starting to feel tired so decided to head back to the resort.
Back at the resort we stopped at the pool bar for one more drink, and Ben went back to the room to get our refill mugs. With coffee and a cupcake in hand we went back to the room to collapse into bed.
Tomorrow is mini golf, Target and a resort crawl
sammi71 is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
The boy won and gets to come
Reply With Quote
Unread 11 Nov 19, 08:54 PM  
Link to this Post
#4
Goldia
VIP Dibber

 
Goldia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 16

Goldia's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 1
Restaurant Reviews: 11
I'm glad you were both blown away by galaxies edge. My DH is a similar age to Ben I think and star wars was the first movie he saw in a cinema and so I cannot wait until he gets to see the falcon up close. What a great day!
__________________
Abby

Currently writing
Yo Ho, A Disney Life for Me - Summer 2020 pre trip
The Bare Necessities Summer 2019


Now complete Washington DC October 2019

All my old trip reports are here in one place
Goldia is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
POFQ been and gone, back to CBR
Reply With Quote
Reply
US Rent A Car

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Forum Jump

Kenwood Travel

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin - Copyright © 2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

theDIBB Menu


US Dollar Rates
ASDA  $1.2727
CaxtonFX  $1.2620
Covent Garden FX  $1.2733
FAIRFX  $1.2645
John Lewis  $1.2750
M&S  $1.2489
Sainsburys  $1.2722
TESCO  $1.2736
Travelex  $1.2635
Updated: 04:30 20/11/2019

theDIBB Charities
Cancer Research UK
DIBB Members have Donated: £10,130
£


Macmillan Cancer Support
DIBB Members have Donated: £1,085
£

Euro Rates
ASDA  €1.1488
CaxtonFX  €1.1395
Covent Garden FX  €1.1508
FAIRFX  €1.1410
John Lewis  €1.1517
M&S  €1.1294
Sainsburys  €1.1489
TESCO  €1.1498
Travelex  €1.1406
Updated: 04:30 20/11/2019

Orlando Weather
Florida Time
Tue 19th Nov 11:45pm
Now: 11C/52F
Clear Sky
Clear Sky
Cloud Cover: 0%
Wind: 5mph - WNW Arrow points to where the wind is coming from.
Pressure: 1018mb
Humidity: 76%
Illuminations Smoke
Updated: 04:30 20/11/2019