We got back today after a delay of 1.5 hrs, feeling a bit jet lagged now Anyway, here are some of the highs and lows of our trip Highs AKL - lovely hotel, I was surprised at first by how dark it is in the lobby but soon got used to it. I had always thought this hotel must be out the way but I thought it was in a great location, didn't seem to take long to get to the parks and it was very close to the 192. The bus service was fantastic from there, the average wait was less than 5 minutes and only had to stand once. The food was great at the hotel, the pool was nice, it was lovely watching the animals from the balcony, I really hope we can get in again next year. Seaworld - had only been there twice before and not for a few years, really liked this park, love the Clyde and Seamore show Dh thought Manta was brilliant, he said it was the best ride he had been on. Disney parks - too many things to mention! Same great atmosphere, rides, attention to detail etc Having a car - once I got over the disasterous first drive we loved having a car, it did open up so many different places for us. It was really easy to drive round Disney and I had the satnav for going further afield. Illuminations cruise - fab view of the fireworks and we met some very nice dissers Lows OKW - I just did not like this resort, I wonder if we had stayed there first we might have liked it more, I think a lot of places would be a let down after the AKL! It is just so big and spread out and I hated not being able to just pop down to get a drink or walk out the door and there the pool is! The internet (which I need for work) stopped working in our room for 2 days so we had the hassle of sorting that out, the air con didn't work, it would creep higher and higher which meant that 2 or 3 times a night we would have to get up and put it back down, it was like sleeping alternately in a freezer and an oven! There was building work going on and we could hear it in our room. Neighbours - at both of the hotels we had really loud neighbours, they were large families who screamed and shouted whenever they were in the room. So more highs than lows, I've already started looking at prices for next year and for once dh isn't moaning about it being too early!!