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Old 11-18-2013, 08:34 PM   #16
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Joining in! This sounds fun, I can't wait to read about your trip!
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:22 PM   #17
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Signing on. We were at WDW the second half of your trip so I'm interested to get your perspective on things.
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:45 PM   #18
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Saw the last bit of your pre-trip report.

Can't wait to hear about your trip!
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:45 AM   #19
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Joining in as well!! I love the $5 a day savings plan!
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Old 11-19-2013, 12:14 PM   #21
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Joining in as well!! I love the $5 a day savings plan!
$5/day was how we put away money for the down payment on our house. =D
I love seeing other applications of the $5/day thing. <3
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:15 PM   #22
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I'm in too, can't wait to hear how everything went!
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:21 PM   #23
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Amazing report. Loved your photos and so glad your family enjoyed their stay at Disney.
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:48 AM   #24
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The Journey and Reunion Resort

Time to depart on holiday! We woke up promptly at around 5am and drove an hour and a half to Gatwick Airport, checking our baggage in and enjoying an impromptu breakfast at Starbucks.

The Flight
We flew in economy, which wasnít very pleasant- being in such close quarters with people you donít know for almost ten hours is somewhat awkward! Our flight was filled with screaming babies and toddlers, including one that seemed intent on kicking the back of my seat repeatedly throughout the flight.

The Food
The food was pretty dreadful- we had a hot (but rather disgusting) hot meal for lunch followed by sandwiches for dinner. Poor Rory who is a fussy eater couldnít eat much- the sandwiches especially were very much geared towards adults.

On arrival in Orlando International Airport, we followed the swarms of passengers to customs. It took a gruelling three hours to get through. It wasnít incredibly busy, but there were evidently not enough officers there to ensure it ran as fast as it could. After customs, we had to wait for an hour at the Alamo front desk to gain access to our minivan- the spacious rental car we chose to book for the trip. We then managed to get lost in Kissimmee and spent two hours trying to find Reunion Resort. Floridian sign-posting is not good at all and sporadic at best! We arrived and relaxed for half an hour before heading off to bed at around 11pm (then 3am in the UK!). We had big plans for the next few days!

Reunion Resort

Here Rory is in the apartment, exhausted but happy!



Here is the spacious living and dining area- it was all so solid and spacious!



The kitchen and dining room were also lovely. The fridge had an ice machine which was absolutely wonderful to cool down.



The master bedroom was really lovely and spacious, with a huge en-suite bathroom as well.



Rory and I shared a bedroom and it was also lovely, with big, warm beds and lots of storage.



I am afraid I did not get a photo of Willum's room but it was a very nice room. All three bedrooms had an en-suite bathroom attached which was handy.

Coming up: our first full day! We got around a lot the first week... that's for sure.
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Old 11-20-2013, 11:05 AM   #25
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I love seeing other applications of the $5/day thing. <3
Welcome guys! I love the $5 a day plan- it is great and before you know it you have a load of money. You must've saved for years with $5 a day- or maybe it's just that property is more expensive over here!

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Amazing report. Loved your photos and so glad your family enjoyed their stay at Disney.
Welcome lovely people! I am so glad to have you! It was a fantastic stay, I have lots of things to report on!
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Old 11-20-2013, 11:26 AM   #26
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Old 11-20-2013, 12:48 PM   #28
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Welcome guys! I love the $5 a day plan- it is great and before you know it you have a load of money. You must've saved for years with $5 a day- or maybe it's just that property is more expensive over here!
Only saved for a little over a year! =D First time home-buyers can utilize a lot of specialized stuff in regards to financing and down payments, plus we got a short-saled home (ie: super cheap house). Our mortgage+taxes are about $300/month less than renting, so it's pretty fantastic for us (We own a home now AND we're doing Disney years sooner than we thought possible.)

The Reunion Resort is absolutely beautiful! Also, I love your younger brother's name. It was one of my top picks for my son, but I wasn't sure how well it'd go over in the States, lol. He still got a pretty UK name (Top 10, I think?), but at least it's gaining popularity over here, lol!
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Old 11-23-2013, 10:51 PM   #29
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I'm here! can't wait to read more.... we leave in 6 days can't believe it's finally here... I will try to take notes and do a trip report when I get back but no promises..haha
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