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Old 09-13-2012, 01:33 PM   #31
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Have had a nice morning so far, got up and got to universal for park opening, went to IOA, rode all three harry potter rides, Jurassic park, hulk and spiderman, and saw the ollivanders show, saw all the bits we wanted to see and were done by eleven, getting there for park opening really helps!
Went to mall of millennia on the way back as we both wanted cheesecake factory for dessert, I got Oreo cookie delight and a slice of apple streusel, Gary got something peanut butter and something fruity.
Stopped at the apple store on the way as I was looking at maybe buying a new phone, as mine is a 3GS and starting to get really slow and one of the buttons is playing up, had a bit of spare money this month, plus some birthday money left, so it didn't end up costing me too much, plus I can get £50 back for mine from mazuma so that all helps too.
Have just got back to the hotel so we can put the cake in the fridge, plus Gary needed to make a phone call.

Finally got an email back from us airways, they can't pay out under the EU regs as it was an unforeseen technical fault but they have given us $600 each in us airways credit. Just picked random dates in may, but the same flight configuration we've got this time is $900, so a transatlantic flight would only cost us £200
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:34 PM   #32
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Bazza, Gary thinks it is a Chevy Tahoe, will check when we go out later
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:43 PM   #33
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Bazza, Gary thinks it is a Chevy Tahoe, will check when we go out later
Thought it might be - if you think that's big the Premium 8-seater SUV is the long wheelbase version, the Suburban. Exactly the same at the front but a fair bit longer, we dropped the third row of seats flat and had to actually climb into the boot to retrieve a bag behind the second row!! And I'm 6'!!!!!!

Lovely car to drive though.... didn't want to give it back! Great engine - if he drives light-footed on the freeway the engine shuts down half the cylinders to save fuel
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:24 PM   #34
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I enjoyed driving the Chevy Tahoe last year, great car.

Good news on the credit. Do you have a time limit to use it?
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:34 PM   #35
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Yeah it's an awesome car to drive, luckily Gary found the button earlier that programmes the seat, it was driving me mad yesterday because every time I turned the engine off the seat went all the way back, had to keep adjusting seat every time we got in.
The voucher for the airline says it has to be redeemed within a year, doesn't specifically say travel has to be completed within a certain time, will check that when I get home as we have to call them to use it.

Have just had lunch at hooters, Gary had a BBQ burger and I had a shrimp po boy, really nice, fried shrimp in a baguette with remoulade and salad, with curly fries. Have just nailed one of the slices of cake for dessert, am waiting for laundry to finish, then we're off out to probably magic kingdom tonight.
Have rediscovered an awesome short cut into the back of Disney property, have used it maybe once before, but remember that if you come off at crossroads you can cut into DTD via hotel plaza boulevard, cutting out having to go about three or four extra exits down the i4 and having to drive all the way through property to get to SSR.
Weather is a bit cloudy at the mo but was lovely and sunny earlier
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:26 PM   #36
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Last night we walked to downtown Disney, ended up spending $360 in world of Disney, a lot of it was for a house we don't even have yet, bought a load of kitchen stuff. But also managed to find the most awesome stitch big fig, have been looking for stitch ones for ages, they've finally released one because it's apparently the 10th anniversary of lilo and stitch
Got it all shipped back to the hotel as we didn't fancy carrying it back and got the bus back. Didn't fancy anything that artists palette was offering for dinner, walked to the new counter service by the paddock pool to find that was closed too, so ended up heading back to the room and ordered dominos pizza instead
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:35 PM   #37
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This morning we were planning on having a lie in then seeing what we fancied doing when we got up. Woke up at 8am anyway so decided to head to Hollywood studios and got there just after park opening
Headed straight to toy story mania, the queue line said 30 mins but we got in and rode and were back out within 22. I did lose to Gary this time though
Headed over to tower of terror, Gary still holds on for dear life every time! Rode rock and roller coster and got a fast pass too, Gary loves this and can't get on enough!
Headed over the other side of the park, stopped for pastry and then dived for cover when it absolutely chucked it down. Saw muppet vision then rode star tours. Headed over to RnRC, then headed out, that's pretty much all we ever do at Hollywood Studios, it's not our fave park but always end up there as Gary liked the rides.
Headed to the backstage areas behind MK after that so I could check out the cast stores, then headed to celebration as Gary needed to go to the post office and that's the only place I know Definately has one.
Checked out target and Walgreens on the way home, stopped at chequers on the 192 for a quick lunch, then got back to the hotel and picked up our packages. Not entirely sure how we're going to get this big fig back as its a bit big for the cabin baggage........

Think we might head back to Epcot in a bit, then early night as I've gotta be at seaworld for 6.30am for the marine mammal keeper experience
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Enjoying your trip report, helping with jet lag and the blues
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How did you get on going to the cast member shops behind MK. My DW and I were CM about 5 years ago and always talk about going to the CM shops every year we go. How did you go about getting in?
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Last night we ended up going to Epcot, rode mission space, our fellow astronauts couldn't use their soarin fast passes so they gave them to us which was really nice. So we then headed over to the seas, then soarin, had dinner at sunshine seasons (I got the same chicken chowder and pizza panini I had a couple of nights ago, Gary had the soup and the seared tuna (which he didn't like so didn't finish)), then we headed back on the bus. Lucked out on the bus, was sat at the bus stop both ways so no wait at all.

This morning is an early one, alarm was set for 5.30am, because today I'm doing the marine mammals keeper experience at seaworld. Garys going to drop me off then probably come back and go back to sleep, then maybe the gym or the pool, then he's picking me back up after and we're doing dine with shamu at 5.30pm
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How did you get on going to the cast member shops behind MK. My DW and I were CM about 5 years ago and always talk about going to the CM shops every year we go. How did you go about getting in?
You need to show ID to get into both shops, are you both still CMs? If you are and want directions let me know
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Apart from the delay the trip sounds great so far I could spend a fortune in world of Disney on their housewares!
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No Karen we are not CM anymore might need to bribe a CM lol sounds like your having a ball.
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No Karen we are not CM anymore might need to bribe a CM lol sounds like your having a ball.
You don't stand a chance of bribing if you get the same one we got. Last time we went with our CM friend we had no problem in one store we could go in with her but the other was very strictly CM's only. Not a chance of getting past her.
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Nah they're VERY strict with building two. They turned away quite a few people when I was in there.
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