Go Back   theDIBB > DIBB Members Trip Reports > Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports > Pre-Trip Reports
Forgotten Password?
Notices
Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Unread 15 Feb 15, 10:27 PM  
Link to this Post
#9
academy
slightly serious Dibber
 
academy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 14
Originally Posted by redspottyowl View Post
I read your itinerary, hopefully we can get some ideas from each other!

Yeah good idea
academy is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
New York/Orlando
Reply With Quote
Unread 15 Feb 15, 10:31 PM  
Link to this Post
#10
academy
slightly serious Dibber
 
academy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 14
Originally Posted by redspottyowl View Post
Ok.. so introductions over, lets start with some planning, this section is all about NYC, the big apple! I have to say that when I visited 20 years ago aged 18, I really didn't enjoy NYC, I think this was mainly attributable to the fact I had been in the US for nearly 4 months and just wanted to go home, plus I think, there were areas you just really didn't want to be. From what I understand NYC is much safer, cleaner and generally friendly these days, so I am excited about this visit as are the rest of the family. My DD's are the key drivers in this element of the trip.

So here are some of our plans...

22nd May 2015 - Depart Heathrow, flying Virgin Atlantic, we have pre-booked our seats (for free I hasten to add) and are sitting on the left hand side, which, I understand has the best views. DH has an exit row seat and me and the girls are behind.

We land just before midday. After our passports are checked we are thinking of getting the AirTrain into Penn Station, but this plan may change and we may opt for a yellow cab.
We then check into our hotel, the New Yorker


We will then have a wander around and get our bairings before going for food at the Hard Rock Cafe. Me and DH have meal vouchers we bought from Attraction Tickets Direct for 15 each


23rd May - is DD1's 10th Birthday, so we have a day full of surprises, starting off with a Toy Soldier Breakfast at FAO Shwartz ($40 each)


We will then head towards Central Park as I have pre-booked a horse and carriage ride, which will last about 1 hour (about 85)


We will then grab a drink, here if possible... and some treats too!


We will then head up to the Rockefeller Centre and go to the 'Top of the Rock"


Ending the day with a celebration meal at Ellens Stardust Diner!



24th May 2015

So far we have booked Crown Access tickets for the Statue of Liberty, not sure If I will make it up there , but we will see!



We will then jump on the subway across to Dumbo for some Pizza before walking back across the Brooklyn Bridge!

We will then head to BareBurger for Dinner, which I have a Groupon for $14 for $26 worth of food!


25th May -
Today we check out of our New York Hotel, but as we don't fly until 5pm we will leave our bags with the concierge.
We plan to have a look in Century 21, Macy's, Times Square and if time, Chelsea Market and Toys R US before heading to Penn Station to catch the Air Train to Newark for a 5pm flight with JetBlue to ORLANDO!
Looking Good so far
academy is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
New York/Orlando
Reply With Quote
Unread 15 Feb 15, 10:32 PM  
Link to this Post
#11
redspottyowl
Thread Starter
VIP Dibber

 
Join Date: Jul 10

redspottyowl's Reviews
Restaurant Reviews: 1
Originally Posted by sheluk View Post
Fab start! We just got back from NY in December and loved it- sure you and your Fam will too! And to mix it with orlando how great will that be

Happy planning!
Thank you! any tips gratefully received!
__________________

These things are fun..and fun is good NYC/Orlando May/June 15 Pretrippy
Adults are only kids grown up pretrippy Oct/Nov 2013
A Bargain Hunters Pre-trip report Nov 2011
NOV 2011 - Villa offsite 'bargain hunters'
OCT/NOV 2013 - OLD KEY WEST Disney trip - DDP
OCT/NOV 2018 - Disney pixie dust Yacht Club stay
redspottyowl is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Disney magic upgrade to The Yacht Club!
Reply With Quote
Unread 19 Feb 15, 01:34 PM  
Link to this Post
#12
Lisa29
VIP Dibber

 
Join Date: Mar 10

Lisa29's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 7
Restaurant Reviews: 13

theDIBB Guidebook
Pages Created: 1
Guidebook Photos: 344
Guidebook Reviews: 8
You have a great sounding trip planned. I am jealous of the New York part.

Looking forward to reading more. x
__________________

In progress - Another Wedding Trip, October 2019
COMPLETE - The Land, Sea and Wedding Trip Report, October 2015
Complete - Five Little Ones Take the Adults!
The link to the post with my Christmas reveal is HERE
IG - Lisas29 and familyanddisney

00 Lindfields Villa/01 Quality Inn Plaza/04 Hampton Lakes Villa/07 Honeymoon ASMo & RPR/Xmas 08 Highlands Reserve Villa/10 KV-VB-RPR&BLT/13 SSR/15 OKW, KV and Disney Dream/17 DLP/19 POR
Lisa29 is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Another Wedding Trip
Reply With Quote
Unread 19 Feb 15, 06:38 PM  
Link to this Post
#13
redspottyowl
Thread Starter
VIP Dibber

 
Join Date: Jul 10

redspottyowl's Reviews
Restaurant Reviews: 1
Originally Posted by Lisa29 View Post
You have a great sounding trip planned. I am jealous of the New York part.

Looking forward to reading more. x
Thanks, we can't wait!
__________________

These things are fun..and fun is good NYC/Orlando May/June 15 Pretrippy
Adults are only kids grown up pretrippy Oct/Nov 2013
A Bargain Hunters Pre-trip report Nov 2011
NOV 2011 - Villa offsite 'bargain hunters'
OCT/NOV 2013 - OLD KEY WEST Disney trip - DDP
OCT/NOV 2018 - Disney pixie dust Yacht Club stay
redspottyowl is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Disney magic upgrade to The Yacht Club!
Reply With Quote
Unread 19 Feb 15, 07:30 PM  
Link to this Post
#14
Gizmo473
Excited about Disney
 
Gizmo473's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 06
Will read with interest.

I too was unable to complete my trippie from last years visit. I was doing them daily and on the 6th day I got the news that my Friend and Mentor of 30 years had died suddenly. Managed to keep the holiday going but the trippie paled into insignificance.

This year however will be a whole new story.
__________________

Fantasy Villas 1998 Hunters Creek 2000 Clear Creek 2002
Lake Davenport 2004 Cumbrian Lakes 2006
Woodcrest 2008 Legacy Park 2010
Hunters Creek 2012 Sanctuary 2014 Grand Reserve 2015
Gizmo473 is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Just me and the Wife
Reply With Quote
Unread 19 Feb 15, 11:08 PM  
Link to this Post
#15
redspottyowl
Thread Starter
VIP Dibber

 
Join Date: Jul 10

redspottyowl's Reviews
Restaurant Reviews: 1
Originally Posted by Gizmo473 View Post
Will read with interest.

I too was unable to complete my trippie from last years visit. I was doing them daily and on the 6th day I got the news that my Friend and Mentor of 30 years had died suddenly. Managed to keep the holiday going but the trippie paled into insignificance.

This year however will be a whole new story.
Sorry to hear that , it certainly takes away the joy, doesn't it, here's to amazing holidays in 2015 all round!
__________________

These things are fun..and fun is good NYC/Orlando May/June 15 Pretrippy
Adults are only kids grown up pretrippy Oct/Nov 2013
A Bargain Hunters Pre-trip report Nov 2011
NOV 2011 - Villa offsite 'bargain hunters'
OCT/NOV 2013 - OLD KEY WEST Disney trip - DDP
OCT/NOV 2018 - Disney pixie dust Yacht Club stay
redspottyowl is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Disney magic upgrade to The Yacht Club!
Reply With Quote
Unread 8 Mar 15, 10:51 PM  
Link to this Post
#16
redspottyowl
Thread Starter
VIP Dibber

 
Join Date: Jul 10

redspottyowl's Reviews
Restaurant Reviews: 1
Update

Since my last update I have bought a couple of groupons ready for the holiday

BareBurger NYC $14 for $26 worth of food
CICI pizza Orland $14 for buffet for 4 people
Flight of fantasy-downtown disney balloon ride $36 for 4 of us

I have also booked our Outward journey from Cardiff to Feltham (near Heathrow) for 31.40 this is do all 4 of us! The friends and family railcard is amazing,
We then stay overnight at Feltham travelodge and will get a taxi to Heathrow.
Just need to wait for our return train journey to be released, which will need to be Gatwick to Cardiff
__________________

These things are fun..and fun is good NYC/Orlando May/June 15 Pretrippy
Adults are only kids grown up pretrippy Oct/Nov 2013
A Bargain Hunters Pre-trip report Nov 2011
NOV 2011 - Villa offsite 'bargain hunters'
OCT/NOV 2013 - OLD KEY WEST Disney trip - DDP
OCT/NOV 2018 - Disney pixie dust Yacht Club stay
redspottyowl is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Disney magic upgrade to The Yacht Club!
Reply With Quote
Reply
Florida Tix

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Forum Jump

Ocean Florida

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:42 AM.


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

theDIBB Menu


US Dollar Rates
ASDA  $1.2242
CaxtonFX  $1.2189
Covent Garden FX  $1.2339
FAIRFX  $1.2220
John Lewis  $1.2307
M&S  $1.2015
Post Office  $1.2202
Sainsburys  $1.2217
TESCO  $1.2262
Travelex  $1.2158
Updated: 06:30 23/09/2019

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


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

Euro Rates
ASDA  €1.1107
CaxtonFX  €1.1058
Covent Garden FX  €1.1162
FAIRFX  €1.1100
John Lewis  €1.1196
M&S  €1.0935
Post Office  €1.1080
Sainsburys  €1.1099
TESCO  €1.1123
Travelex  €1.1032
Updated: 06:30 23/09/2019

Orlando Weather
Florida Time
Mon 23rd Sep 1:42am
Now: 21C/70F
Clear Sky
Clear Sky
Cloud Cover: 1%
Wind: 3mph - NE Arrow points to where the wind is coming from.
Pressure: 1018mb
Humidity: 83%
Illuminations Smoke
Updated: 05:30 23/09/2019