Hi everyone Well to try to get over the fact that I'm now home and back to work on Tuesday, I've started my trip report. Hope you all enjoy Cast: Just the two of us this time round - Me - Laura - Major, major planner DBF - Steven - Goes with the flow but is turning out to be quite the planner, I've trained him well! So here goes: Day 1 - Travel day - Thursday 20th September 2012 I was up at 5am; we weren't leaving the house till 6.30am. I watched Family Guy and painted my nails. Steven woke up at 6.10am, we got ready, said our goodbyes to my family and were out the house 6.30am on the dot. Steven drove for the first time in 2 weeks due to his broken foot but coped fine. I would have drove but I'm not the most confident driver and driving to the airport would be too much. I'm always stressed out on travel day! There wasn't much traffic on the road so we got to the airport at about 7.15am. The line for check in was huge but as we were in the premium cabin we had our own check-in desk and there was only one family in front of us but it still seemed to take a while (they had a problem with their ESTAs from what I could overhear) so they opened a second desk in order to check us in without waiting too long. I always worry about how heavy our suitcases are going to be. Our suitcases were only 16kg and 13kg, which was good as we had 23kg each so plenty of weight free to bring back souvenirs. Security was quick too, it seems to have changed at Newcastle since last year, there's more x-ray machines. After Steven broke his foot, he had a cast for 2 weeks but two days before travelling it was removed and he had a 'moon boot' to use for the 2 weeks whilst we were away. He managed the drive to the airport fine but put it on when we got to the airport. We were all checked in and ready for the off by 8am, I was very, very calm which is so unlike me. I felt so relaxed and excited. Normally I feel sick, have butterflies in my tummy and usually there's tears but I felt happy and hungry!! I had a meal deal from Boots for breakfast. We found a nice spot to sit and wait - the long 93 minute wait, which turned out to be the longest wait of the holiday The time actually seemed to fly by and we were at the gate ready to board. Steven took his moon boot off whilst we were waiting. Premium passengers were boarded first; we had a blanket, pillow and headphones on our chair, as well as a newspaper. There was also a bag of toiletries to use (tooth brush, tooth paste, facial spritzer, and lip balm). We were given a glass of champagne whilst we waited for the rest of the plane to board; I didn't drink mine so Steven had it. Our first meal was an option of chicken with vegetables or beef stroganoff. We both went for the chicken, although I didn't eat mine - I never do. We had a great choice of movies too; including The Avengers, Brave and Dark Shadows, but I had brought my portable DVD player and watched The Inbetweeners and Desperate Housewives. We then got brought drinks around 3 or 4 times. Steven was drinking Budweiser but I stuck to lemonade. Then they brought sandwiches. The flight seemed to go quite quickly up until 2 hours to go, then it just started to drag! Once we had landed, we were the 3rd group off the plane however a flight must have landed just before us so there was quite a long queue, but it seemed to be moving constantly and we were through in about 30 minutes. Our cases were also waiting for us once we got through. We were the first Thomson passengers through; the rep was waiting for us. We were given our transfer documents and found our coach. Again, we were first to board but there was only 6 other groups. Within 30 minutes they had arrived and after a further 15 minute wait we were on our way. For the first time ever we were the first to be dropped off!! We never get that lucky! The bus was also going to All Star Sports, Pop Century, Coronado Springs and the Hilton. We were the only ones to get off at Port Orleans Riverside. We arrived after a slow coach journey at around 4.45pm. There was no one waiting at check-in so we were given our information pack, directions to our room and our Keys to the World. It felt like a long walk to our room. We got what we wanted though, a high floor Mansion room on the corner. We were put in Acadian House room 8220. Close to the North depot bus stop. We quickly unpacked, sorted the free wifi on our iPad and iphone and decided to go to Downtown Disney on the boat. By this point it was 5.30pm I was hungry, tired, a bit grumpy and feeling sick. The main reason for this was due to Steven remembering that he forgot to pack his swimming shorts. He managed to get some in the sale at Team Mickey's then we went to the Earl of Sandwich and shared a Cannonballs sandwich, BBQ chips and a bottle of water. We were saving ourselves for our massive pizza later! After quick look around some of the shops we took the bus back to POR at 7pm and went in the pool for a bit. It was totally empty! At 9.30pm we were both starving again, we walked over to the main building and got our mugs and shared a large cheese pizza. As we were using the DDP we got a drink and dessert each too. We got two bottles of water, Steven got a chocolate cake and I got a brownie. This is the first time we have done a dining plan and we were shocked at the amount of food we were getting each meal and what you could use the snack credits on. We took the food back to our room to eat and fell asleep not long after.