Hellooo and welcome to my first ever trip report (apart from a little pre trippy) We went from the 6th of Sep till the 20th and fab time, really, really fab. We've been once before in November 2009 and it was time for a Disney fix, I turned 21 this year and the day after my birthday I had my driving test. I told myself if I passed I would book a holiday as a birthday/passing driving test present to myself. And I passed!! (Second attempt ) So the very same day I booked Which wasn't hard because I had been researching for a loooong time. Not before I ran it passed the bf of course (not that he had much choice ) Here are the castmembers: This is me: 21 years old, a uni student and part time worker. I spend a shameful amount of time on the Dis looking at TR's and dining reviews. I love my food, movies, and my dogs. I've got a Shihtzu called Belle, she is still a puppy and totally crazy with an addiction to digestive biscuits In fact we've just had tea and biscuits and she's been literally beating me up for them (3 a night! It's like a drug habit). Altogether we have four dogs, Daniel has a husky named Oscar and Daniels Mum has two borders Harry and Jake. (Didn't want to miss them out) This is Daniel: 22 years old. He loves the usual boy stuff, computer games ect. A big geek. He bought a wand on this trip Sometimes I think he reverts We stayed at the Sheraton Vistana Resort lbv, hired a car, and a couple of weeks before bought 14 day parkhoppers to Disney, Universal, and Seaword through our tour operator Virgin. These came with free early entry into Harry Potter (Which was so worth it btw) Now I'm a Disney girl at heart but I love Harry Potter, I've read all the books a few times and seen all the films more then once (more like 10 times each ) So we had to go to Universal for that, and also the DBF who could never go to Orlando and not go to Universal and SeaWorld. We also ended up spontaneously going to MNSSHP!! I did mention this was on to DBF before we went but thought that he might find it too kid orientated, in the end he saw a poster for it and insisted that we go We also went to the Kennedy Space Center as Daniel is very interested in space/science (he is studying Physics at University). The last time we went to Orlando I didn't even know about the Dis! Or any of the complexities of Disney I didn't realise you have to have reservations for the restaurants... so we ended up eating hot dogs and such for the whole trip. Two weeks worth of hot dogs and burgers Not good. So this time I booked as many as I could... whilst staying in budget of course. We ate at Ohana, Sci-fi, The Plaza, Saana, Nine Dragons, and Kona Cafe. And lots of places offsite including the lovely IHop (love me some pancakes). I had planned to make breakfast everyday in our little kitchen and most of our luches and dinners to save money (we'll see how that turned out ) I'm writing this report because of course I'm suffering for withdrawel, and going back to work depression. The next time we go back will be with Daniel's family and it won't be for another two years!!! So you can imagine my sadness. I'm secretly planning a short trip to Disneyland Paris. I havn't told anyone yet, I'm just planning it in my head I have mentioned the words Disneyland Paris, and I plan to drop small hints here and there And I think thats everything covered... So lets begin! Contents Day 1: Nightmare journey but it's all worth it. Chapter 2: Waking up in Florida! Woop Woop! Chapter 3: Attack of the SeaWorld fish! Chapter 4: Our first meeting with Shamu (all six of them ) Chapter 5: Cakes, cakes, cakes. Chapter 6: Retail therapy, Outlets and DTD Chapter 7: A magical evening at the Kingdom and stuffing my face at Ohana Chapter 8: Harry Potty!!!! Chapter 8 part 2: Harry Potty!!! Chapter 8 part 3: Harry Potty!!! Chapter 9: The rest of IOA and even more potty!! Chapter 9 Part 2: The rest of IOA and even more potty!! Chapter 10: A morning at Hollywood Studios! Chapter 11: An afternoon at Hollywood Studios! Chapter 12: Not much to add. Chapter 12 Part 2: Fantasmic! Chapter 13: A lazy, foodie morning Universal Studios Chapter 14: An afternoon at Universal Chapter 14 part 2: An afternoon at Universal, and a night with Harry Potter Chapter 15: The Kennedy Space Center Chapter 16: More Kenndy. Chapter 17: More Kennedy, shopping, and dinner. Chapter 18: Magic Kingdom. Chapter 18, Part 2: Best brownie sundae ever!!