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Old 08-31-2012, 04:53 AM   #1
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The Days are off. Live trip report

We are off this morning 11.15 virgin flight to Orlando.

We went on the train to the airport and I would recommend it, very relaxing way of getting to the airport. We stayed at the Travelodge central at gatwick which has been refurbed, used to be Mercure hotel. We paid £15 a room and it was very good, would definitely stay again. We got taxis to the airport which for the 4 of us was cheaper than the shuttle. Taxi was £10 each way.

We are sat in the No 1 lounge waiting to know when to go to the gate. We have been to the lounge before but it has changed and is not so good now, in my opinion so next time I will eat somwhere else and save my money. We did see John Stapleton in the lounge, news reader who used to be on GMTV think he was going on a business trip.

The duty free lounge is better now more selection and bigger. I bought a lipstick and my ysl mascara.

We are now at the point of just wanting to be in florida

We are then at all star movies for 2 nights and then on the Disney dream cruise and then at Saratoga for a week. Shane wants to be in toy story at all star movies as we have paid extra to be in either toy story or dalmatians so we will see.

Tomorrow we are going shopping as the outlets have labour weekend sale so no doubt will be busy. We will the go to grand Floridian for afternoon tea.

On Sunday we are eating at Ohanas for breakfast and then straight to the cruise

It looks like our plane will be leaving on time as the gates are open shortly. So au reviour and will update when I can
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:04 AM   #2
my main job for tomorrow is to give cerby a bath, and make a cheesecake
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sounds awesome, we leave for the airport next week, cant wait!
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Have a great trip, look forward to updates
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:00 PM   #4
It's been such a blast with all the lurkers and fluffing
I seem to be whitering on in a constant stream of random thoughts
I think I'll just go with the small one
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looking forward to hearing more .......... please
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:11 PM   #5
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see you there

we leave on monday!.. although technically I leave home on sunday so i'm going to say i only have 1 more day

your plans sound very similar to ours, we are 3 nights at BCV then 3 nights on the Dream and then back to AKV

Have fun!

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Old 08-31-2012, 03:40 PM   #6
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Have a fantastic time. Will be following your updates with more than just a little bit of the green eyed monster. (would love to do a Disney cruise again).

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have a fantastic time...

we will be joining you on Monday but are staying at Gatwick on Sunday so we only have one more day!!!!
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I'll be there Monday but leaving home Sunday to stay at premier lodge in Manchester
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have a wonderful trip - we're still in the post trip blues phase (where is the green eyed monster smilie????)
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:00 PM   #11
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Have a amazing time!
hope you have a smooth flight with no delays looking forward to hearing about what the flight was like as we are going with Virgin for the 1st time since i was a child!..

Hope the weather is fab for you

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Can't believe I am still up. It is 909 pm and we have been to downtown Disney to look round the shops and ate our first Earls. We then went to Walmart to get some cans. Need to go to bed soon.

Ponderosa in the morning on international drive followed by lots of shopping.

I have to say impressed with the rooms at all star movies. Never stayed in any value hotels and we like it, but only here for 2 nights. I don't think I could stand the buses from this hotel though so would drive everywhere if we stayed here again. Beds are comfy.
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By the way wasn't impressed with Alamo wasn't able to go to the machines it isn't work had to go to the counter. They tried to make out that last year we had the extra insurance, as if!!,!, I politely declined but it was annoying tactics
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Ok this isn't good, I am wide awake and it is 12.56 here and 5.56 with you at home I need a few more zzzzzzzzs but I seem to be wide awake
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