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Old 02-16-2010, 09:25 AM   #1
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It’s a “Wonder” I survived Trip Report: Day 21 – T Rex, DTD and Flight home

The Cast:
Me, 34 – Disney obsessed, Shopaholic & extremely clumsy!
Lee (DH), 35 – aka the Mad Hatter….

28th September 2009 = Day 21

We woke at 8am, got showered and packed the last few bits in our luggage. We got a bellboy to come and collect and store our luggage until later, we didn’t need to check out as our bill had been charged to our credit card. As we walked through the Great Ceremonial House we popped in the Arcade and played a few games of basketball and air hockey before getting a bus to Downtown Disney. We headed straight to T Rex for lunch and were seated straight away.

We were sat in the Ice Age cave:

We both ordered the Triceratops Filet, Lee had his with Rice and I had waffle fries and a coke each.

We both enjoyed our main course, for dessert we shared the Meteor bites which are donut holes with chocolate and caramel sauce to dip them in. They were delicious!!!!

We paid the bill $79 + tip and then had one last walk around Downtown Disney.

We got the bus back to the Poly and retrieved our luggage from Bell services then sat on the bench and waited for the Magical Express bus. It was due to pick us up at 3.45pm, by 4pm we along with the rest of the people waiting asked Bell services to chase it up, they phoned ME and were advised it would arrive soon. Everyone was getting impatient as we had flights to catch, it had still not arrived by 4.25pm . A cruise line bus pulled up to drop someone off and we asked the driver if he was going to the airport, he was after a drop off at the Grand Floridian and agreed to take all of us that were waiting.

We finally arrived at the airport at 5.30pm! Check in wasn’t too busy but I was really worrying about the weight of the luggage although it was all over they just checked us in as normal!

We went through security fairly quickly, we picked up some snacks for the flight and popped into the bookshop where I bought an Alaska travel guide to read on the plane. Nothing like a bit of planning. The rest was pretty uneventful, we boarded at 6.40pm and took off about 7.20pm, Lee had chicken & mash but I didn’t want anything (I really hate plane food), we both watched The Hangover (great film) and then had a little sleep. Neither of us had the breakfast, we landed at 8.20am, got our luggage fairly quick and managed to get ourselves and all that luggage on the bus to the car park. We were on the road by 9.30am and managed a very quick drive to my parents, taking only an hour & twenty minutes where we were greeted by two very excited doggies.

Well I guess, that’s all folks. I have enjoyed reliving the holiday so much through writing my trip report and would like to thank you all for reading and leaving such wonderful comments.

Until next time!

Roll on June.......Here Come the Girls!!!!!

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Old 02-16-2010, 09:37 AM   #2

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Thanks for sharing this grand finale!!! What a nightmare with ME - I really don't think I'll be rushing to use again...

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Check in wasn’t too busy but I was really worrying about the weight of the luggage although it was all over they just checked us in as normal!
That's the info I've been waiting for!!! Thank goodness they let you on the plane!!!

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Roll on June.......Here Come the Girls!!!!!
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:26 AM   #3
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What a shame that your report has come to an end, I've really enjoyed reading it, and you wrote it so well. You're pictures were really great too.

Thanks so much for posting. Sounds like you had a fantastic holiday.

You've even convinced me that I want to try a Disney cruise.
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:29 AM   #4
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Thanks so much for sharing your fab reports and photos Claire, I have really enjoyed reading them

Roll on the Here Come the Girls holiday .. and I can't wait to read that report
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:17 AM   #5
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Great report Claire, looking forward to the next one.

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Old 02-16-2010, 03:16 PM   #6
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I've really enjoyed reading your reports ~ thanks for sharing.
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I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this report, and thank you for the time and trouble it must have taken you do it.
And I am also looking forward to your next trip in June.
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:57 AM   #8
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Thanks for sharing your reports, I have really enjoyed them
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I have loved your report Claire, thank you for sharing.
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Thanks Claire I've really enjoyed reading your report & looking at your fab pictures

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Thanks for the fab report Claire! Looking forward to the next one.
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Thank you so much for sharing your trip and wonderful pics !!
Cant wait for the next trip - here come the girls - sounds like fun read already !!
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great report claire, my son loved your T-Rex pictures.
thanks for sharing your tip with us, the pics have been great.
cant wait until your next report.xx
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im glad you got away with your luggagae being overweight im still cross at having to repack my bags for being a little bit over !!!!

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