Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Global Neighbours > UK Trip Reports Board
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-09-2008, 09:51 AM   #1
jackieleanne
DIS Veteran
 
jackieleanne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Manchester, England
Posts: 1,439

Jackie & Jonathans Trip Report Completed 15/11

Hi everyone back from holiday today and between Jonathans Camera and my own as well as those from the photopass cd (before any edits) around 1500 pictures to share with you. So I thought id start my trip report.

Day 1 - The Journey

Me and Jonathan wake up at around 6am cases and hand luggage already packed and only needing to wash and dress before my mum would take us to the airport. We arrived at Manchester Airport at 7 am to find out that the flight had been delayed by 3 hours due to thunderstorms stopping the inbound flight from returning on time . So having checked in online and with the new security system up in place we was through check in and security within 10 minutes and off to find somewhere to grab breakfast. Jonathan had a full english breakfast and I had sausage and bacon on toast. Then it was time to look around the shops and lose the 6 hours time that would now be spent in the airport. At around 11 I saw the plane come in and told Jonathan how it was our plane so we followed it to the gate, we took pictures and sat around the plane, Because the gate hadn't been put on screen for us yet Jonathan kept saying it may not be our plane but I told him that there wouldn't be more than the one Virgin jumbo departing that day from Manchester. Our plane was the Ladybird here is a picture I took.

At around 12 knowing that I do not like plane food and because we was working up an appetite we went to Burger King however I left most of it as my chicken strips were dry and I was nervous about the flight. At around 1 boarding was finally called, yipee we would finally be on our way to Orlando soon. We should of been nearly half way there by now.

The plane journey there was ok we had mild turbulence for a while but nothing extreme. Me and Jonathan both had beef stew, I thought it was ok for plane food but after the turbulence was feeling a little sick and couldn't stomach eating it all. I watched Prince Caspian and Iron Man the rest of the time I spent looking through our plans, compared to past trips with mum and dad the flight went pretty fast I think thats because I was with Jonathan.

On arrival in Orlando it was just after 6 there time and we had to land through a thunderstorm the pilot did a really good job infact it was the best landing I have experienced. We went over to the far side of immigration after my advice from the dis boards and walked straight through as we got called into the American residents isle we was also lucky as our bags where ready and one of the first off the carousel. We also got brushed past having to have our bags scanned so didnt have to wait in the que for that which was nice as we made it straight up to the monorail bags in hand as we didnt want to put them on a carousel. When we made it to the dollor desks we was in line for about 5 minutes before we got called to the express desk which was empty, the whole process was pretty quick and we was soon sat in our Dodge Caliber, The whole process of landing to leaving the airport took 30 minutes so Jonathan was already impressed with America and we hadnt left the airport. Phew! We decided not to take the interstate while he got used to driving in America and we missed the turning for the toll road luckily we managed to end up on a quiet road that took us the scenic route around all the villas and somehow ended up at Vineland Avenue and on route to the hotel. We was tired and starving by the time we had checked in, we set the bags in the room and Jonathan changed into his shorts before we headed to the food court for hot dogs and chips by the time we had finished our food it was around 8:30 so we unpacked the suitcases and jumped straight in bed to tired to do anything.

Next: Day 2 ~ Hollywood Studios aka MGM
__________________

Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Calorie Counter


Last edited by jackieleanne; 11-15-2008 at 04:18 AM.
jackieleanne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2008, 10:23 AM   #2
Goofysmate
Isn't fussed where she is, as long as it's a bit warmer than here
 
Goofysmate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northamptonshire. (UK)
Posts: 8,524

Great start looking forward to hearing more
__________________
Jill
Oct 2002 Davenport Lakes (Villa)
Sept 2004 Weston Hills (Villa)
Sept 2006 Weston Hills (Villa)
Nov 2008 Regal Palms (Town House)
Goofysmate is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 09-09-2008, 12:05 PM   #3
jackieleanne
DIS Veteran
 
jackieleanne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Manchester, England
Posts: 1,439

Thanks, im going to start by doing part 1 to our first day at Disney.

Day 2Day 2: Disney's Hollywood Studios

We had set the alarm for half 6 so that we could shower and have breakfast before going to Hollywood Studios I wanted to get there for rope drop and we also had to exchange our vouchers. I woke a little earlier than half 6 probably due to still fitting in with the time difference. It was about 8 when we set off for Hollywood Studios it only took us about a 10 minute drive to the car park from where we was staying at the Fairfield Inn Lake Buena Vista. I was glad that we got here early as when we got to the vouchers stand there was a problem the lady told us how she had to wait to get someone to come and sort the problem out because virgin had used the same reference on the voucher again she says virgin do this quite a lot, It took about 15 minutes to sort out and the disney lady was apologetic even though it wasn't her fault she was very friendly and we had a good chat as we baked in the boiling sun that was already sweltering for that time in the day. We then went through and got in the long crowd of people waiting for the rope drop.

At 9 when the rope was dropped we headed through the shops to get through without being hurdled in the huge crowd. I had told Jonathan we was heading straight to Pixar Place to do Toy Story Mania, it was only 10 minutes from opening and the queues for fast passes where nearly as long as the ride itself we got to the ride entrance and it already was up at 65minutes long, we decided to get in the queue anyway as we had heard about how good it is and that the queue is worth doing in itself. It turns out we was probably only in there for about 30 minutes although we was lost in the theming of the queue and looking about so wasn't paying attention to the watch. Here are some pictures from the queue.


Not the best but everyone was taking pictures so it was hard to get while moving as well.

The ride itself is amazing and is now one of my favorites in Disney World its really fun and me and Jonathan had a great time battling away. Jonathan has some more pictures of the queue ill add these later when i have a copy of his photos.

After we got out the ride the fast pass queue was now clear and the times where already for 3:45 until 4:45 so we picked up another fast pass as we both wanted to ride again. Im glad I choose this park and ride first as it set things off on a great start for Jonathan who I am pleased was loving Disney hey I have to convert him I kept asking how do you find disney so far.
After we had our fast pass we headed over to do Backlot tour which had no queue. We took some pictures before the next show started.


I loved how they had added Pirates of the Caribbean props to the queue line now. We got in the first staging area only to discover that the main pearl harbour attack was not working at the moment but we still got to see some of the smaller affects that are used we said we would come back later to see if the pearl harbour attack sequence was working. I took these pictures in the first set up.


After the first staging area we walked through to the trams I took these photos from the holding area.



We get in our tram and take a picture of the two of us as we wait for the tour to begin.
__________________

Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Calorie Counter

jackieleanne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2008, 12:25 PM   #4
Pugsly
Mouseketeer
 
Pugsly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Texas
Posts: 440

Thanks for sharing, Jackie - looking forward to more.
__________________
Sharon

14 trips and counting ...
1978-offsite 1998-POFQ 2000-ASMo 2001-ASMo, CSR 2003-ASMo 2003-Hotel Santa Fe (DLP) 2004-ASMo, WL 2008-Pop 2009-Poly 2011-Hilton Grand Vacation Club 2012-Carribbean Beach 2012-Disney Magic Western Carribbean 2013-Grand Californian 2014-AoA
Pugsly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2008, 01:32 PM   #5
suzycute
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: England
Posts: 1,429

Great start Looking forward to reading the rest!
__________________
suzycute is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2008, 02:22 PM   #6
Pinky166
a little on the OCD side
very impulsive, which doesn’t bode well for our credit cards!
They don't call me "Clever Claire" for nothing!
 
Pinky166's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Herts, England
Posts: 13,926

Lovely start, looking forward to more.
__________________
Claire






Sept 2000 - I-Drive, Sept 2002 - Kissimmee, Sept 2003 - AKL, Sept/Oct 2006 - Univ PBR, June 2008 - DLRP, Hotel NY, Dec 2008 - Univ HRH, WL & YC, Sept 2009 - OKW, 4n Wonder & Poly, June 2010 - BLT, Nov 2010 - DLRP, Sequoia Lodge, Jan 2011 - Univ RPR, Dream Maiden Voyage & AKV, Sept 2011 - 14n WBTA & BLT, Oct 2012 - Paris & DLRP, June 2013 - 7n Med Cruise, Oct 2013 - Univ RPR, SSR, & Fantasy, May 2014 - 12n EBTA, Sept 2014 - 14n WBTA, May 2015 - 15n EBTA, Sept 2015 - West Coast Road trip & Disneyland
Pinky166 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2008, 03:15 PM   #7
Snowy-girls
Did you speak to a 'human being'?
As you can see, all I have is a load of gobble-de-gook writing
 
Snowy-girls's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: London,Uk
Posts: 9,152

Great start Jackie,can't wait for more.Great piccies .Shame about the delay.x.
__________________

Sweet Kitty Dreams La-La,Smudge,Sam+Max.Together Again.11:3:94-20:5:08.x.x.29:4:93-17:3:09.x.x.29:4:93-21:7:10.x.x.11:3:94-2:3:12.x.x.

NOV90Sheraton Anaheim CaliforniaSEP93Quality Inn I-DriveSEP95Holiday Inn I-DriveSEP97Castle Inn+Suites AnaheimSEP98-Best Western AnaheimAUG03Quality Inn I-DriveApr/May04Holiday Inn I-DriveApr09Embassy Suites I-Drive SouthApr11Quality Inn Plaza+Pop.Aug13Rosen Inn Pointe,HRH,CSR+AKL With Free QSDP.AUG15Rosen Inn Pointe,HRH,RPR+21 nights at OKW With Free DDP.
Snowy-girls is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2008, 03:59 PM   #8
bombhead444
Mouseketeer
 
bombhead444's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Basildon, Essex, Uk
Posts: 228

Sounds like a good start, really looking forward to reading more of your trip report.








1999 - Quality Inn, Kissimmee.(21 Nights)
2003 - Howard Johnson, Kissimmee (14 Nights) (Married during our stay)
2005 - Quality Inn, Kissimmee. (14 Nights)
2006 - Quality Inn, Kissimmee. (21 Nights)
2007 - Howard Johnson, Kissimmee. (21 Nights)
2008 - Howard Johnson, Kissimmee. (21 Nights)
2009 - Howard Johnson, (7 Nights), Disney All Star Music Resort (21 Nights) (28 Nights total)
__________________



1999 - Quality Inn, Kissimmee (21 Nights) 2003 - Howard Johnson, Kissimmee (14 Nights) (Married during our stay) 2005 - Quality Inn, Kissimmee (14 Nights) 2006 - Quality Inn, Kissimmee (21 Nights)
2007 - Howard Johnson, Kissimmee (21 Nights) 2008 - Howard Johnson, Kissimmee (21 Nights) 2009 - Howard Johnson, (7 Nights), Disney ASMu (21 Nights) (28 Nights total) 2011 - Disney ASMu (21 Nights)
bombhead444 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2008, 01:46 AM   #9
natalielongstaff
I need a cup of tea and a big bar of free chocolate now
Was born with my dancing shoes at the ready
I will be back later to stalk some more
 
natalielongstaff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: leicestershire,england
Posts: 80,421

Great start Jackie
__________________
April 2003 DLRP, November 2004 WDW and Barbados, September 2005 WDW, September 2007 WDW,October 2009 WDW

natalielongstaff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2008, 02:20 AM   #10
Minniespal

The Original 'Free Spirit'
Who's Next??
 
Minniespal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 52,304

Lovely start Jackie
Minniespal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2008, 09:16 AM   #11
jackieleanne
DIS Veteran
 
jackieleanne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Manchester, England
Posts: 1,439

Day 2:Disneys Hollywood Studios ~ Part 2

We then headed off on our tour around the backlot of the studios snapping many pictures as we went around the lot.


We passed the Pearl Harbour Planes ridden by those gorgeous men Ben and Josh


And went through where the make the costumes.

Back outside the workshop we saw various movie props from Pirates of the Carribean, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and many more.


After Passing Walt Disneys Plane
We headed into a Canyon

it was very quiet and peaceful when we entered surely nothing bad would happen.

After the tram stopped we was taken into a museum and I had to snap a picture of Davy Jones Organ and the Narnia Chariot




After we left Backlot tour we went over to Indiana Jones love this show its a really good one to watch.





Once we had finished on Indiana Jones we went over to Star Tours and while in the queue a really cute baby bunny ran past my foot into the bushes if only I had my camera out. Jonathan loved this ride and loved the queue after we came off I took pictures of him outside the ride on his camera so I dont have a copy of these to share. By this time we was hungry and decided not to eat at my usual choice of backlot express because we had reservation at 50's Prime Time cafe that night, on this we walked over to fairfax fries for fries and water and sat down for a breather outside beauty and the beast.


Next: Day 2: Hollywood Studios Part 3
__________________

Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Calorie Counter


Last edited by jackieleanne; 09-17-2008 at 01:01 PM.
jackieleanne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2008, 12:53 PM   #12
irongirlof12
Am I the only one who loves Quorn Sausages?
I would love to be at Ghiradelli's ice cream parlour with a massive choc sundae
 
irongirlof12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: UK.
Posts: 5,589

excellent start
__________________
Andrea xxx
1994:Grosvenor 1996:POFQ 2002: Comfort Inn LBV 2007: CSR 2009:OKW 2011:POFQ&Dream HNY DLP 2012
irongirlof12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2008, 02:00 PM   #13
Tialuccy
Mouseketeer
 
Tialuccy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 117

Great first day and enjoyed looking at all your photos, you took loads!!
__________________
Tialuccy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2008, 02:03 PM   #14
jackieleanne
DIS Veteran
 
jackieleanne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Manchester, England
Posts: 1,439

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tialuccy View Post
Great first day and enjoyed looking at all your photos, you took loads!!
I went a bit snap happy lol I had to limit myself from posting them all. I took about 200 in IASW. I'm going to try and post more later. Its taking forever to load the pictures to photobucket.
__________________

Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Calorie Counter

jackieleanne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2008, 02:10 PM   #15
Tialuccy
Mouseketeer
 
Tialuccy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 117

Quote:
Originally Posted by jackieleanne View Post
I went a bit snap happy lol I had to limit myself from posting them all. I took about 200 in IASW. I'm going to try and post more later. Its taking forever to load the pictures to photobucket.
Nooooooo 200 pics in IASW!!! Crazy! I'll be pestering you to post more pics, love looking at them especially now there's only 5 weeks to go.... {not the IASW ones though lol}
__________________
Tialuccy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:03 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.