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Old 05-12-2013, 11:16 AM   #1
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My first ever pre-trip report!

Ok so me, my mum and my boyfriend are off to Florida on August 3rd :-) and I'm very excited so I though it was about time I did a pre trip report!!!

I do also intend on doing a live one whilst i am there beings we will have free wifi!!

So I'm Kel (Kerry) 23 years old will be turning 24 on the way home :-| I will celebrate whilst we are out there though!



I actually don't have many recent pictures but I have had 2 nose jobs since this was taken and I've lost just over 4 stone so bare with me and I will try to post a more recent one soon

This is my boyfriend Kev (Saus) 28



And this is a picture of the 2 of us together



This is my wonderful, amazing mum!!!





We don't actually have many plans set in stone! As I'm a firm believer in being spontaneous and I don't like plans nor does my mum or partner so at least we all agree haha!

The only actual plans we have are:

Get the Gatwick flyer to the airport during the early hours of the 03/08/13 have a nice big breakfast - not sure where though haha! But we will find somewhere. Then when we arrive pick up the car head straight for the hotel (Art of Animation Resort) check in then go for a swim before bed!

Day 1 is always seaworld as Disney is quite overwhelming and manic for day 1 and what with the jet lag sea world is always as first port of call, as there are lots of shows to watch and therefore more downtime for us, we will stay until closing as we like the fireworks after shamu rocks :-) always a magical end to the first day!

The only other day we actually have planned is our discovery cove day!! (So excited as none of us have ever been) which is on the 14th August so the middle of the second week. We will be there well before it opens to book an early swim just incase a storm brews!

In between will just be what ever we feel like doing in the morning, although we will probably do Universal studios and islands of adventure on the Thursday/Friday of the first week and Busch the start of the second week!

We have no dining planned we normally just ask on the day and see if any cancellations have been made and have been quite lucky! And to be honest we all love the rides so much that its more about doing as many of these as possible!

I'll be back soon to post some more! :-)
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:40 AM   #2
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Hi! im going to follow your trip report! I go on 29th July for my honeymoon! I love your no plans plan! We have planned our days and places to eat (only cause we are on the disney dining plan, and there are certain places we wanna try)! We will take each day by ear when we are in the parks and do what we can! Your first day is similar to ours, although we are flying from manchester, but we also want that first swim! Haha! We are staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge! We are also doing Discovery Cove!

Cant wait to read more - feel free to have a look at my PTR -
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:41 PM   #3
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Hi! im going to follow your trip report! I go on 29th July for my honeymoon! I love your no plans plan! We have planned our days and places to eat (only cause we are on the disney dining plan, and there are certain places we wanna try)! We will take each day by ear when we are in the parks and do what we can! Your first day is similar to ours, although we are flying from manchester, but we also want that first swim! Haha! We are staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge! We are also doing Discovery Cove!

Cant wait to read more - feel free to have a look at my PTR -
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3088172!
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Oh wow! AKL your so lucky!! This is a dream for me! Our holiday cost £2,197 each there was no way we could have afforded AKL (maybe one day, we can only dream) your very lucky to be staying there, but I guess anyone who goes to Disney is lucky regardless to where they stay!

I read your report yesterday and was going to write on it, but my nan and grandad turned up then about an hour later my cousin turned up and stayed until late so I never ended up coming back on!

I must admit if we had a dining plan we would certainly do it differently to how we are this time, but we don't really eat that much whilst we are there! And I don't want to gain all the weight I've lost so its probably best that we don't have the dining plan lol!

We may bump into you while we are there who knows!

I'm going to head over to your PTR again now :-)
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:51 AM   #4
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We paid £5700 for the both of us, but that include out flight tickets, and the dining plan! We are also flying with virgin!

The only reason we did the dining plan is because it was included for "free" when we booked! I have lost 2st so far so a little worried about gaining weight, but we are like you, eat very little when we are there so I will probably be leaving most of my food! You have done amazingly on your weightloss! Well done!
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We paid £5700 for the both of us, but that include out flight tickets, and the dining plan! We are also flying with virgin!

The only reason we did the dining plan is because it was included for "free" when we booked! I have lost 2st so far so a little worried about gaining weight, but we are like you, eat very little when we are there so I will probably be leaving most of my food! You have done amazingly on your weightloss! Well done!
I think that's the same kind of price it was have been for us per person for animal kingdom but add another £2,850 for the 3rd person! I would have loved to have done it but could no way afford the extra! My job (Childcare) is quite possibly one of the worst paid jobs ever! Haha!

Lets be fair as well with the food you'll be doing sooooo much walking that you'll more than likely loose weight whilst out there! (That's what I'm hoping for me anyway lol). And thanks its been hard and I still have at least another stone to loose before my trip in August! Well done on your weightless to :-)
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:12 AM   #6
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79 days to go!! Hopefully these 79 days fly by!

Still have to:

Loose another stone
Buy some more clothes
Book the Gatwick flyer!
Buy our photo pass +
Save more money then change it all into $'s
Buy some new SD cards for the camera!
But a spare battery or 2 for each camera!
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My job (Childcare) is quite possibly one of the worst paid jobs ever! Haha!
I second that! I am a Preschool supervisor and definately don't get paid enough!! Xx
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I second that! I am a Preschool supervisor and definately don't get paid enough!! Xx
Indeed I have Always said us Childcare workers do it through passion and love for the job! It's certainly not about the money! And that makes us super awesome! :-D although I must say I'd much rather the pay be higher! It's a harder job than people think! They think you just play all day :-/ If only!!
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Indeed I have Always said us Childcare workers do it through passion and love for the job! It's certainly not about the money! And that makes us super awesome! :-D although I must say I'd much rather the pay be higher! It's a harder job than people think! They think you just play all day :-/ If only!!
I agree. I sometimes think my daughter loves the girls at nursery more than half her family. At the risk of sounding like I'm trying to get rid of her i wish we could afford to send her another day of the week as she looks forward so much to her days there.
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I agree. I sometimes think my daughter loves the girls at nursery more than half her family. At the risk of sounding like I'm trying to get rid of her i wish we could afford to send her another day of the week as she looks forward so much to her days there.
Aww that's sweet we have a few parents that say that to us to that their children enjoy nursery so much that sometimes they think they enjoy it more at nursery than at home! But to us that's a compliment!! It's nice to know that even though we are poorly paid we are appreciated and that means more than money :-)
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Today me and my partner paid over the remaining money into my mums account and in a little while my mum shall be on the phone to kenwood travel to pay of the last of the money £5903! It hurt drawing out £3133 in cash :-O and handing it over to my mum! Sooooo much cash to hold! Then give away in seconds :-/ but its worth every penny :-) within an hour the whole holiday will be paid off! In full, and we will also be booking the Gatwick flyer and sorting out our visa's for the holiday! :-) oh yes!!!!
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I hate when people say we play all day! I am a reception teacher so know what you guys mean!
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:10 AM   #14
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We have finally got round to paying our holiday balance in full! Bye bye £6560 hello holiday! 73 days and counting!!
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Gatwick flyer booked £38 each not bad! And thats with 2 extra bags on route home

Extra luggage on virgin £64 for 2 extra bags :-) happy days? Just for to sort the visa and photo pass plus out and we are all sorted!
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