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2 weeks and counting! – WDW 2016

Well I didn’t manage much of a countdown with everything that happened in 2015 so I can’t believe that its already down to just 2 weeks!

I hoping to do a lot better at documenting our holiday on the blog than I managed last time but since Florida is such a full on holiday we don’t usually have a spare second to do anything other than sleep, shop, go to the parks, eat, have fun, smile, and enjoy our family time.
I will make a conscience effort to try and update as often as possible so that our family at home can see how much C is enjoying herself.

The check lists so far :-
Done

Passports – had these already so just had to get them out the draw
ESTA’s – again already valid from our last trip to the US.
Park Tickets ( Universal and Disney) – Disney were included with the Hotel but got our universal tickets via Attraction tickets direct and they arrived really quickly.
Hire Car– In with the virgin package, but I’m not driving this time.
Consent letter – yes I actually need C’s dad’s permission to take her out of  the country, well US immigrations at least need to see that he has agree’d to it.
Fast passes – Being able to book fast passes for rides 60 days in advance is a god send meaning I have bagged an Anna and Else meet and greet slot for C. Fast passes also mean that we can do the bigger rides that C cant do or those that will have long queues ( not that the queues are that long in January) without too much waiting for the impatient toddler and grandparents ( I’ll see if they read these and if I get away with that lol ;P )
Advanced dining reservations – or ARD’s to those in the know. We have prebooked meals in some of the Disney  restaurants and I cant wait to go to them.

To do

Buy a buggy bag – we have a car seat bag but really we need a buggy bag as well for when it is put into the hold. I’ve been looking at this one on amazon.
Photocopy C’s birth certificate. – again for immigration in the US to prove that I am C’s mother as we have different surnames.
 Cases – We need to get them out of the loft and decide which are best to take.
Sort the house – My best friend is coming to stay here and look after Freddie while we are  on holiday so we need to make sure that the place is habitable for her.
Sort clothes – I still need to decide what to pack ( and buy some new things to take) but C’s clothes have been ready for a while.
My hand luggage – I really need to decide what to take to keep me entertained :p
C’s hand luggage – As well as the usual colouring books and never seen before trinkets to entertain C. I was hoping to take her new Vtech Innotab that I bought for Christmas as in flight entertainment for her.  There is a problem with the learning lodge system (that I discuss in this post) which means that it is still not working and there is no date as to when it will be I’m not sure what I will do to keep her entertained on our 9 hour flight.
Pack! 

Any suggestions for flight entertainment for a nearly 3 year old?