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Old 12 Sep 17, 05:55 AM  
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Seven Dwarfs In WDW: Day 1 (Travel)


Hi all.

Well our journey begins... after a tense few days of flight cancellations and will we / won't we go, we are on our way to Manchester airport for the 10:30 flight to Orlando.

Can't believe how massive the impact has been in so many places due to Irma. My heart goes out to all those who have lost their homes / businesses.

Just crossed the Pennines into the 'dark side' and it's raining, of course! 😉



Introductions.

There are seven of us heading over to Orlando, hence the title!

Me: Ben (aka Dopey) and chief planner
Lorraine (aka Bashful)
Martin (aka Sneezy)
Fiona (aka Doc)
Stuart (aka Grumpy)
Laura (aka Sleepy)
Dom (aka Happy)

We are staying in WDW resort but in different resorts. 3 of us are in Saratoga Springs then moving to Polynesian Village resort and the other 4 of us are in Port Orleans Riverside.



Just having breakfast in the Spinning Jenny at Manchester Airport.

Security was quite busy but luckily we had FastTrack so we're through in 10 minutes.



Waiting in the departure lounge. About to start boarding... I hate this bit! 😉



We are now on board the plane waiting for take off.
See you in 9 hours.



Had a good meal on the plane.



And a nice cuppa 👍🏻



Ahhhhh that view, here at last.

Driving to the resort there is a bit of flooding and some damage to shop/restaurant signs. The biggest impact is to the trees, there is still a lot of debris on many roads / paths (sidewalks!)



Checked into Saratoga Springs.
Really easy check in and got the room request too, wasn't expecting this due to the disruption but Disney have pulled it out of the bag again.



We came to D-Luxe burger for our first American / Disney meal.
Wow, as good if not better than last year.






Really tired now, were off to bed and shopping tomorrow.


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Its great that you're getting away... have an amazing time 😊
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Glad you are on your way. Safe trip. Looking forward to updates.
Have a fab holiday.
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A great start in the circumstances, good that Disney could give you your room request. Have a great time.
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Glad you have arrived safely, well done Disney for turning things around so quickly. If you don't mind me asking what area did you request at SSR, I submitted a Touring Plans request for The Paddock.

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Originally Posted by 2littleboys View Post
Glad you have arrived safely, well done Disney for turning things around so quickly. If you don't mind me asking what area did you request at SSR, I submitted a Touring Plans request for The Paddock.
Hi.
I asked for Ground floor at the Grandstand section.
We always stay at the Grandstand in SSR as for us it is the best area, has its own pool, short walk to the Carriage house and first drop off on the bus
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Originally Posted by 2littleboys View Post
Glad you have arrived safely, well done Disney for turning things around so quickly. If you don't mind me asking what area did you request at SSR, I submitted a Touring Plans request for The Paddock.
Hi.
I asked for Ground floor at the Grandstand section.
We always stay at the Grandstand in SSR as for us it is the best area, has its own pool, short walk to the Carriage house and first drop off on the bus
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