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Old 09-11-2013, 12:33 PM   #1
my main job for tomorrow is to give cerby a bath, and make a cheesecake
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a solo trip - thought I'd do a PTR for once!

The last few trips I've tried to do live reports over on the UK planning board, but have never got round to doing a PTR.
Thought that as this is a slightly different trip for me, that I'd attempt a PTR. DH couldn't afford to go, so I've decided to do a solo trip. I've always fancied doing at least a few days solo, as Gary doesn't necessarily want to do all the smaller rides and attractions, so we often miss them out. Its been years since I watched any of the films round world showcase, or gone on Dumbo or Flying Carpets, so I plan on making up for lost time this trip.
This has been a relatively last minute trip, I've been wanting to go for a while as got two weeks off work, so have been keeping an eye on prices. Got a bit of money for my birthday last month, so bit the bullet when i got home from a weekend away and booked it that weekend!

So the plan is:
flying out of Gatwick with BA on the 24th September
8 nights at All Star Movies in a preferred room (all they had available) with the quick service dining plan. Relying on disney transport while there, and taking DME to and from the airport
I'll be meeting up with some friends while over there who are visiting at the same time, one of which I used to work with, and the others I met on the DCL 2011 transatlantic.
Flying back into Gatwick on the 2nd October.

Haven't really made any concrete plans yet, the only thing that is definate is that I'm hiring a car on the thursday for one day, I'm doing a volunteer shift at Give Kids the World Village Thursday evening. I'll be working for approx four hours in the onsite restaurant helping families take food and drinks to their tables and clearing up afterwards. I've hired a car as its too much of a hassle getting there on the bus, and I'm volunteering in the evening so don't want to take public transport back at night. Will be using the car to visit a supermarket and maybe a flying visit to a mall if I fancy it.

I have got tentative plans for my first evening there, its obviously dependant on if I feel up to it after a long day travelling. My plane lands at 3.30pm, hoping to clear immigration, customs, catch the DME to the hotel, and with any luck be at the hotel by 7-7.30pm. Will be throwing the bags into the room, and getting a bus straight to a park. MK is out as its a MNSSHP night, so will either be heading to Epcot for a walk around, or HS for Fantasmic. Then hoping to catch a bus to the Poly, grabbing a cocktail and sitting on the beach to watch Hallowishes at 9.30. Just hope I don't fall asleep first!

Thinking of doing Keys to the Kingdom at some point, or maybe Wild Africa Trek, and will be hitting each and every attraction in all four parks! Gotta make the most of my 8 nights!

So thats my attempt at a PTR, and a live report will be following once I get there. If anyone actually reads this, thanks for the interest
Karen x
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