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Old 09-23-2013, 10:43 PM   #16
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Look forward to reading all about it. Ive always fancied a solo trip
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:55 AM   #17
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Looking forward to reading about your trip. I did my first solo trip a few years ago and loved it. Have a safe flight.
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:00 AM   #18
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Safe flight! Looking forward to reading!
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:18 AM   #19
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Hi from gatwick everyone!
Finally got here, left at five to seven this morning, but took two hours and twenty minutes due to the stupid fog, and the even stupider drivers driving like idiots in the fog! But got here eventually so that's all that matters.
I checked in yesterday online so bag drop was relatively uneventful, quick and painless. Got stuck behind a couple in security who thought they could take a whole bag of toiletries through security so that held me up a bit
Just been for a walk round the departures lounge, bought a couple of bottles of Pepsi for the flight (don't like Having to keep bothering the flight attendants every time I'm thirsty, so I normally take my own). Just had a sausage sandwich in the wether spoons, and the gate number has just come up. Keeping everything crossed that the flight leaves as close to as on time as it can, but not holding my breath as all the other flights seem to be delayed because of the fog.
But as long as I get there today I'll be happy and it's Disney so who isn't happy when they're headed there

See you all on the other side
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:39 AM   #20
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Not a good start to the trip when the pilot comes on the tannoy ten minutes after we were due to take off saying sorry for the delay, the original pilot that was due to fly has had to be replaced and new pilot has been called off standby and only just got here fifteen minutes ago!
Plus the lift thingy that puts the stuff into the back of the plane is broken and they're trying to fix it, so not even fully loaded yet!
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:46 AM   #21
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Just managed to get into a very last minute photopass share! Don't think you can get any more last minute than joining the share while sat on the plane waiting to taxi out
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Not a good start to the trip when the pilot comes on the tannoy ten minutes after we were due to take off saying sorry for the delay, the original pilot that was due to fly has had to be replaced and new pilot has been called off standby and only just got here fifteen minutes ago!
Plus the lift thingy that puts the stuff into the back of the plane is broken and they're trying to fix it, so not even fully loaded yet!
Hope you are on your way soon.

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Just managed to get into a very last minute photopass share! Don't think you can get any more last minute than joining the share while sat on the plane waiting to taxi out
No, that is very last minute
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:57 AM   #23
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:02 PM   #24
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Hope you are there now and settling in
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:27 PM   #25
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Well the flight was uneventful, and despite taking off about 40-50 minutes late, we made up good time and only ended up being ten minutes late. I was five rows from the front of economy, so managed to get off the plane pretty quickly, so made it through to immigration before most of the rest of the plane Immigration hall was pretty empty so assuming that we were the only international flight arriving at that time. Customs was no problem, and have left my suitcase on the baggage reclaim, and going to let magical express do their magic. Partly because I've never done it before, and partly because I'm too lazy to carry it around! Checked in at magical express no problems, and now sat on the bus while writing this, time from landing to getting on the bus was a lovely 40 minutes. The bus already has a few people on it so hoping we don't need to wait too long til we leave. The plan is to go check in, find my room, walk in, dump my hand baggage then head out to a park Now if only this bus would move!
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Yay...you're there. So jealous.

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Old 09-24-2013, 05:44 PM   #27
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I'm stunned that you were out and at the DME in 40 minutes, Karen! It usually takes us longer than that and we get to shuffle through the crowds into the Citizen line. I'm hoping to get to WDW within 90 minutes of touch down on our trip so we can meet friends who are leaving early the following morning but being half term, me thinks it is unlikely! Have a great time!!
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:15 PM   #29
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Ended up waiting 20 mins on the magical express bus before we left, but got going eventually on my way to all star movies, Via Coronado springs and all star sports
Got a really nice friendly cm who checked me in, my birthday was noted on my reservation as I made it two days after my birthday, so I got a birthday badge, and because he didn't have a balloon I got a flower from the display behind the desk, which is now sat next to the tv in my room.
My room is in the fantasia section right by the pool, and I've actually ended up with a king bed accessible room. Plenty of room and the bathroom is huge, it's more of a wet room as its got no tub
I dumped my hand luggage and walked back to the bus stop, and then left it to fate to which park I went to. The options were Epcot or the studios. Depending on which bus turned up first, so hello from Epcot!
Got here about 6.20, have wandered over to world showcase and working my way round, this is being typed in the queue for maelstrom
Have had a few photopass photos done, met Duffy and Donald, and am just walking round WS til the tiredness gets the better of me
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Just managed to get into a very last minute photopass share! Don't think you can get any more last minute than joining the share while sat on the plane waiting to taxi out
Oh brilliant news!!

The plane must have been delayed especially for you to get into the share

Glad to hear you got there safely. Enjoy Epcot. What an awesome place to start!
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