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Unread 25 Sep 17, 10:47 AM  
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Pixie and Co. Take on Disney!

This will be our holiday report, if you'd like to catch the pre-trip thrad, go HERE

So, we stayed in the premier Inn Paisley before grabbing our flight across the big pond (didn't see any ducks )

Our kids didn't know we were going on holiday other than that we were going to Glasgow so we told them the night before we flew. They didn't believe us to start and thought we were pulling their legs (NOPE!)

I am pretty sure I seen every hour in that hotel room. Warm is a huge understatement! I'm sure I lost a few lbs just lying in there cooking away haha!

We checked-out at 7.50am and headed to our carparking which was for 8am. We used skyport and it was fab. Waited a few mins for the free bus to the airport and we were at check in by 8.20ish! Was through check in in around 15mins then headed to pick up our special assistance lanyard. They were great with our son and it really did help. It got us through priority security and also got us boarded on the plane first too.

Anyway! On to breakfast which consisted of us eating sausages on a roll and looking at all the planes parked. Before we knew it, it was boarding time! We got settled into the plane first and not long after we were on our merry way! Goodbye dreary Scotland, hello Sunny Florida!


Flying on Barbarella


We flew with Virgin and felt like we were always getting fed passes the time I guess but not so great when you hit quite rough turbulence 🤢🤢 that lasted around an hour! besides the fact I got my insides juggled about and still feel a bit squiffy now, the flight was fab. Arrived at the airport on the and was through security and on the magic express by around 4.30? I'll be honest, I was as excited as the kids at this point so all clock watching stopped haha.


We're finally here!

We are now settled down into our SSR grandstand room and I have to say it is gorgeous. Lying here at 5.45am; not so great haha. I'm so surprised the kids lasted until 9pm Orlando time! That's like 2am! They're still catching some Zzz's so I'm preparing for our first full day - typhoon lagoon then planet Hollywood Observatory!

Wish I brought a laptop to type... Using a phone is poo
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I've just read your pre trip report. Have an awesome time, looking forward to some updates 😊
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so as you can tell, we were having such a fab time that i didn't do a daily blog of everything. I'm just going to get everything caught up with now (on a laptop!) that way i can add photos too
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DAY 1: adjustment day and Typhoon lagoon!

TYPHOON LAGOON

steps: 3917 - water park day
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Weather:
Scorchio!

so, our first day was set to be Typhoon Lagoon.

Nice way to start the holiday; water park followed by tea. My reasoning for this was that there is no time constraints with a waterpark. No fastpasses to book etc...

so i woke at 4am O_O!



(this was going to be a re-occuring theme of the first week of holidays) we had brought some breakfast cereal and croissants with us so we had those before slapping on the Ultrasun (this stuff is the holy grail of suncreams!)and going for a walk around our resort. SSR is a gorgeous resort; i can't stress that enougn. We were put in our prefered area (the Grandstand) and this area is just perfect for well, everything! near the bus stop, near a pool, washing facilities, 2 minute walk to the 'main' building. Can't big it up enough.

Plan was that we would jump on the boat to disney springs then bus it to Typhoon Lagoon as there is no direct to the park anymore. we found out early on that the boats don't start running from SSR until 4pm so we walked along the side of the (lake?) and entered Disney Springs Via the Cirque du Soliel side of things. was a nice wee walk but my god we're not used to 34c heat!


After our wee walk to the springs and trying to spot gators (haha!) we arrived at the bus stop just as the Typhoon Lagoon bus was pulling up (we have a 6th sense for buses it seems)

was a fantastic day for a waterpark as it was roasting! no wind, just heat! we got there for opening so got on miss adventure falls twice in a row (kids loved it) then headed off to have a nosey around the place.

when it hit 12.30pm we decided it was lunch time! a hotdog and fries for me, the kids split a hotdog and fries too and hubby had a burger and fries. This was the beginning of the end for us. the amount of food on this holiday was crazy amounts!

a wonderful day was had by all, but we were getting tired and it was almost tea time by the time we left (4pm) so jumped on the bus straights to Disney Springs for tea at Planet Hollywood Observatory. Now, i'd heard bad reviews about this place but still wanted to check it out. Glad we did as it was fab. Our server was really nice, food was nice and hot. Overall a pleasant first Table service meal (although i was blown up like a balloon after the flight and popping rennies like they were smarties!)


Desserts...mmmmm



Steak for the OH



Burger for me (this is a re-occuring theme)


after eating and nearly exploding, we caught the boat back to the SSR before collapsing in bed. Good first day i'd say
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What a lovely first day. I'm always tempted to do MK on our first day but I'm now considering elsewhere? 😀🤔

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i just think with the travel day and such it was better for us as a family to have a slightly lower paced day - pleanty of time to get the big parks in we ended up visiting MK around 4 times in total i think f
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DAY 2: Hollywood Studios



First park day! yippee!

body clock was still not sorted so was looking at the time crawl past from 5am onwards... we needed to be up and ready to catch the bus for Hollywood studios for around 8am as we had breakfast reservations for Hollywood and Vine at 9:10am.

we got there with time to spare so made our way to H&V at a leisurely pace. after giving our names and being seated within 5mins we were just in time to have our table visited by Handy Manny! Kids were a bit reserved to begin with but soon got into the swing of things. Soon my son was hanging of Jake and pretending he was a pirate too and my daughter was giving loving hugs to Princess Sophia.

H&V is an all-you-care-to-enjoy breakfast buffet; lots on offer (even for a fusspot like myself) we filled ourselves up on breakfast pastries and mickey waffles and then it was time to roll ourselves out of there an explore the park in volcanic-like heat!


we done ;
  • toy story mania (loved it!) muppets 3D
  • attempted tower of terror (kid 1 chickened out, kid 2 make it all the way to the left before saying he didn't want to anymore; good effort though son)
  • Star tours (kids LOVED this, OH felt a bit sick)
  • Disney Jr Live! (kids loved this)
  • and managed to grab a fastpass for Fantasmic! at night ( Glad we did, we were slap bang in the middle with a great view)



during our trip to HS we managed to bump into chip 'n' dale (my Hubs fav! so of course a photo had to be had) my son also got interigated by some stormtroopers on patrol for wearing 'rebel scum' hat haha (he had a BB-8 hat on and a stormtrooper t-shirt; walking contradiction haha)


Dinner that night was at the Sci-Fi Dine-in. LOVED sitting in a wee car! haha. I'm easily amused. Food here was delish but hard to get a photo of since you're sitting in practically pitch black pretending to be at a drive-in. Our server was fab too - reminded me of the Dude with the glasses from Flight of the Concords



there was so many shows we missed out on but planned on going back to HS (we never managed in the end, not to worry!) We ended our night with Fantasmic and this was spectacular. i would highly recommend this to anyone going (but take ear defenders if your kids don't like loud noises)

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