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Unread 4 Sep 15, 09:14 PM  
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The BIG Florida Surprise - August 2015

For those that didn't read my pre trip report, this TR is about a BIG Florida Surprise that was more than a year in the making! There are 10 of us in total. Myself, my partner Jim, my daughter Hope who is 12, my son Sam who is 10, Jim's parents Bill and Sylvia, Jim's sister Helen, her husband Nick, son Sean 19 and daughter Jenny 13. For the purpose of this report they will be known as the Leans!
Bill and Sylvia have very very kindly booked and paid for our flights and villa, so without them this holiday would not be happening! They holiday in Florida at least once a year so real veterans of Orlando by now, but wanted one last holiday with the whole family.
Way back when we booked this holiday we decided it would be lovely if we left it as a surprise for the kids, hence the title. I have to say it's been one of the toughest things I've ever had to do, do you know how hard it is planning a once in a lifetime trip and not talk freely about it? ! They think we are going to the Alps in France where The Leans have an apartment, a very different kind of holiday!
Even though the 10 of us will be doing a lot of stuff together we do split up and do our own thing. For my own sanity I will be writing this report as just the 4 of us with the odd appearance from the others!


Pre-trip report


**Edited to add the reveal video** I finally figured out how to use You Tube!


Travel day

Day 1 - Finally arriving in Orlando

Day 2 - Shopping

Day 3 - Busch Gardens

Day 4 - SeaWorld

Day 5 - Aquatica

Day 6 - Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure

Day 7 - Magic Kingdom & Coronado Springs

Day 8 - Hollywood Studios

Day 9 - Magic Kingdom & Whispering Canyon

Day 10 - Shopping & Epcot

Day 11 - Downtown Disney & Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show

Day 12 - Animal Kingdom & Hollywood Studios

Day 13 - Discovery Cove & Wishes cruise

Day 14 - Going home, Highs & Lows and Future Plans

Edited at 10:30 PM.
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I've just read your travel day but when I went to comment it's deleted
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Hi ha thanks so much for commenting, or attempting to! 😀
I was having so many problems with getting it into an index but I think I've sussed it! Does the above link take you to travel day?
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No it says invalid thread I think you might've deleted it.
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Port Orleans Riverside ~ Oct 2012
Hard Rock Hotel (no Disney!) ~ Aug 2016
New York, Sheraton NY Times Square ~ Feb 2017
Santorini, Dana Villas ~ Aug 2017
Yacht Club ~ Sept 2018
Caribbean Cruise, P&O ~ Mar 2019
Rosen Plaza, 16 nts off site ~ May 2020

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Oh ###### it's working for me how weird! Ok back to the drawing board! Haha
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No the link doesnt seem to work
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Originally Posted by darsch1982 View Post
No the link doesnt seem to work
I'll get on it asap and let you both know!
This trip report will be the death of me!
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