Hi guys, To start with, let me just say that this ISN'T a trip report of the usual format! I had every intention of doing a proper TR with loads of photos but it didn't turn out like that. So I thought I would do a trip summery instead! The Cast Me - 29 - loves disney (except Winnie the Pooh coz hes not DISNEY!!!) DH - Hubby, 38 - loves disney by marriage and was easy to convert! DM - Mum, 58 - loves to come on holiday DS - Sister, 30 - loves to come on holiday to BF1 aka newbie- Best mate for many years, 38 - never done disney BF2 aka newbie2 - Best mate for many years also, 25 - Done disney once Where? Terra Verde - 6 Bed 5 Bath villa. More space then we needed but AMAZING and would def stay there again! What? Well the plan was to have a relaxing holiday of strolling round the parks and taking plenty of rest days. However, after 2 days in the parks and seeing the crowds we changed our plans and went commando style (not without underwear you understand!) We normally go in Sept, crowds are low and weather is fine. Thats what suits us - we can take the parks at our leisure and enjoy the atmosphere. We had seen the mad crowds in some parks and decided that if the newbies were going to see everything then we needed to be organised! so it was 7.30 starts for us and lots of early nights. It was Hot, Tiring, Amazing, Hilarious and stressfull all at the same time. Highlights Flying PE Return was great! We fed the Giraffee's at Busch Gardens - this was well worth the $36 - would do it again in a heartbeat! We did a backstage tour at Seaworld - again well worth the money and would also do again - we stroked a penguin!!!! Chef Mickeys Breakfast - food was excellent, plenty of choice. Only complaint was that because there were no kids with us the characters didn't seem to want to stay at our table too long - but I wrangled them over long enough for photos! Le Cellier Lunch - mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Trails End Dinner - mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm with sticky fingers The Heat - 95 degrees most days - too hot for me but was nice anyways!!! Lowlights California Grill - Our server was PANTS - took too long for everything, we had to ask for drinks and bread basket - he kept sitting at his other tables chatting to people - food was avergae for the price and I was so disappointed by the atmosphere and the number of kids running about! Won't go back there thats for sure!!! Had major problem with out Flext tickets at Universal and IOA which the manager refused to sort out - am now dealing with customer services back here!!! we exchanged our voucher at Busch and then they wouldn't work at Universal and IOA - all other parks were fine though! The manager told me I had to go back to busch to sort out then walked off - 30 minutes of me having a fit and they finally gave us 'complimentary' tickets to get into the park that I had already paid for. This happend BOTH times we went to IOA and Universal - NOT HAPPY DH got sunstroke and that took him out of play for 3 days!!! Newbie 2 got knocked by a wave at Typhoon Lagoon and literally scrapped the skin off her ****, back and shoulders and it took the whole holiday to heal up!! GOING HOME!!!! As I am now going back in Sept I will do a proper TR then with photos and more details. AVOID CALI GRILL and go to TRAILS END!!!! MUCH BETTER!!!!