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WDW 2016 – Travel day/Hotel (part 1)

First off i have to admit that I started to try this up last night after we arrived but ended up falling asleep after our long day, you’ll understand after you read the day we had.

We had a very early start, up at 6am after not getting to sleep until after 2am. After I got dressed I woke up C who lay back down and asked for ” one more sleep”, eventually we were up, dressed and ready to leave.
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We were picked up at 7am and after packing the minibus and nearly forgetting a case we were off. We were travelling to Manchester airport using MCLK travel for our transfers, about 10 minutes into the journey dad realised he forgot his backpack, luckily it didn’t contain anything vital as we couldn’t go back for it.

We arrived at the airport at about 8.20am and walked straight up to the desk, we got priority security as we had a buggy and again walked through, so off we went through duty free to find somewhere to get some breakfast.

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We decided on the spinning jenny, big mistake. It was horrible I wouldn’t suggest going there at all. they made so many mistakes with the order and the eggs seemed to be made of rubber they had been under a heat lamp for so long, for £11 it was awful!

Our flight was 11.15am so we did some shopping and looked around before going to our gate 208.
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We boarded quite quickly as we were flying premium economy, when we booked our seats we could only get seats in different rows 2 in row 17 and 2 in row 18. Luckily the couple in row 18 agreed to swap so we could all sit together.

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It was a loooong flight over 9 hours with a toddler!  C wanted the toilet/ to walk around/ food/ a drink etc every 2 minutes or so it seemed, she was happy to sit and watch her tv or play o nthe tablet for a few minutes byut quickly became bored. Given it was limited space and such a long time C was really good but didn’t sleep for even a minute, she got very fed up in the last half hour as she was soooo excited to get to Disney.

We arrived at MCO 3.30pm local time (8.30pm uk time), getting through immigration and getting our cases was so quick. We decided against putting them on the baggage belts to change terminals as last time it took over an hour and a half to get them back, and just took them on the monorail with us.

We picked up our Alamo rental car and dad upgraded to hold all 5 of our cases, our hire car is huge so I’m not sure if I have the confidence to drive it this time.

We drove to Disney along the 417, C kept asking if we were there yet until she fell asleep 2 minutes before the Disney sign came into view!

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Checking in at Port Orleans Riverside was quick and easy even with a new trainee being taught waht to do, we got our magic band and room information and headed on over to our room in building 17.

After putting our cases in the room we headed out to go to EPCOT at about 5.15pm (10.15pm uk)

I’ll write about our evening in EPCOT and eating in Mexico and post soon but for now I need some sleep


Flying Virgin to Orlando

You might guess that this is a pre-written post, well its a little difficult to post from an airplane.
Right now we will be in our seat, hopefully comfortably enjoying our flight with Virgin Atlantic.

I will be on holiday for the next 2 weeks so I’m not sure if I’ll post or not, probably not except for a photo on Silent Sunday, I do have some fabulous guest posts scheduled so please continue to come and visit and read what my guest bloggers have written.

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Love you all
Enjoy the beginning of Autumn


Virgin Atlantic flights- planning our seats.

As you may know if you read my previous post we are flying with Virgin Atlantic for the 1 st time this year.

A while ago I read online that from the 25 Th June Virgin Atlantic were bringing in a new way to book seats on flights up to 360-ish days before a flight but they would be charging you for the privileged.

So on the 25 Th June we rang Virgin only to find out that it hadn’t gone live yet as they were having issues with it and that we would need to contact them 60 days before we fly to book seats. That’s not a problem, still plenty of time before our flight.

While I was on the phone I asked about the possibility of booking a seat for C, as she is under two she is classed as an infant on lap. Which means that she can sit on our knee for the flight and it only cost us 10% of an adult fair.
Unfortunately I don’t think my very active toddler will sit still for 9 hours on my knee in very cramped seat. It will be uncomfortable for all of us. Continue reading