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Old 12 May 17, 01:02 PM  
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Parks, Pins, Puke, Pennies...Not Enough Planning - April / May 2017

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Welcome to my 2017 trip report. Hopefully you know who we are by now as this is my sixth trippie (links to the others at the bottom of the thread if you'd like to catch up with our previous Florida / New York holidays) but here's a quick introduction to the cast:

Here's us on South Beach in Miami on day one of the holiday:



We are:

Me, Michelle (38, Disney / Florida lover, chief planner, perfectionist and drill sergeant which can make for stressful moments on our trips)

DH, Mat (40, converted Disney / Florida lover, goes along with what I tell him re Florida holidays)

DD1, Seren (10 when we left, turned 11 on the trip, Disney and Harry Potter fanatic who still loves all the character meets etc)

DD2, Freya (9, Disney and Harry Potter fanatic, our little free spirit)

You can read all the background to the trip in the pre-trip report but to summarise, this holiday was two years in the making after we had to cancel our 2016 trip. The plans went through many iterations that even I struggled to keep up with, but in the end we went with:

BA flights to / from Miami / Heathrow
One night at the Kimpton Angler's Hotel in South Beach
Two nights at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal
Six nights at Cabana Bay Beach Resort at Universal
Seven nights at Disney's Boardwalk Villas

We had a fantastic holiday, and the new title reflects many of the major themes of the trip. Although the title sounds pretty negative, we really did have a fab time and the puke and lack of planning didn't really have much of an impact on how much fun we had .

Here we go then:

Pre-trip Report

Summary and Highs / Not-So-Highs

Day 0 - Pre-travel Day - Travel to Heathrow

Day 1: Travel to Miami and South Beach

Day 2: Drive to Orlando, Islands of Adventure and Margaritaville

Day 3: Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios, NBC Grill and Sal's Market Deli

Day 4: Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios, Check-in to Cabana Bay, Disney Springs and Magic Kingdom

Day 5: Animal Kingdom, Cabana Bay, Raglan Road and Disney Springs

Day 6: Typhoon Lagoon, Premium Outlets, Super Target, Bahama Breeze and Hollywood Studios

Day 7: Epcot, Cheesecake Factory, American Girl, Cabana Bay and Epcot

Day 8: Animal Kingdom, Tusker House and Disney Springs

Day 9: Disney Springs, Blaze Pizza and House of Blues

Day 10: Magic Kingdom, Be Our Guest and The Boahouse

Day 11: Early Morning Magic, Ample Hills Creamery and Epcot

Day 12: Hollywood Studios, Bahama Breeze and Magic Kingdom

Day 13: Winter Summerland, Magic Kingdom and Tony's Town Square

Day 14: Ohana Breakfast, Monorail Resorts and Disney Springs

Day 15: Seren's birthday Magic Kingdom, Cinderella's Royal Table, Crystal Palace and Winter Summerland

Day 16: California Grill Brunch, Epcot, Raglan Road and Disney Springs

Day 17: Bon Voyage Breakfast, Fantasia Gardens and Heading Home

Edited at 01:00 PM. Reason: Adding a day
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I loved your NYC trippie, so I think I'm going to enjoy this too, I hope you all had a wonderful holiday
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