Thursday, 30 October 2014

Disney 2014. Day 3. I'm Unfit.

Disney 2014. Day 3. I'm Unfit.

Woke up in the Hard Rock Hotel with aching legs. According to Mels gizmo we did 12000 steps yesterday.

Off to Walmart for breakfast supplies.

It is actually called the Orlando Eye.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Disney 2014. Day 2. Halloween Horror 'Rest In Peace' Tour.

Disney 2014. Day 2. Halloween Horror 'Rest In Peace' Tour.

Having started off the day doing some money laundering, we considered how lucky we were with our change of plans yesterday.

Not only did we get all our universal tickets refunded and credited against the RIP tour also moved our reservation at the Hard Rock Hotel for the same price, which was about £50.

So that's where we are heading!

Benny considered his lunch choice carefully.

Benny likes noodles in a box. It reminds him of the Lost Boys.

Backstage at Men In Black.

Benny considered the No Photography rule more advice than rules. Sitting next to a tour guide helps.

Eye candy for all.

The RIP tour is well worth the money as you walk directly into every house. The chap I spoke to in the line said he queued for an hour.

And back to the hotel. To find we have a one hour wait for room service. Grr.

The Legendary burger has Bennys attention.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Disney 2014. Day 1. Villa.

Villa and Benncy

The villa is nice. Broadband is broken but the management company was right on the case.

Paid Vodafone £5 for access to 4G today to get by.

Benny gets right into the sunshine.

He spied on Mel in the pool.

He's already nerded out at the local Radio Shack.

Hydration is important when you have a heavy space suit.

Not his usual understanding of a screwdriver.

Benny ensures he gets his 5 a day. He loves the fruit out here.

Benny very much approves of the sign on the villa microwave.


Ah. How I missed these.

Benny was impressed with the snacks his mum found.

As Sherlock said when he tipped curd down Watson's back, lemonentry my good Doctor.

We booked a night at the Hard Rock hotel for the Halloween horror night but the RIP tour which guarantees you straight into all the haunted houses was full, we figured we could easily upgrade our fast passes but no...

But all was good in the end. We got the RIP tour for tomorrow. They refunded all our tickets and reissued for just $50 which is a no queue steal and deal. also were happy to move our reservation too.

So steak in the villa, a laugh at Ian Ushers picture and a film. Result.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Disney 2014. Day 0. Off To The Airport.

Disney 2014. Day 0. Off To The Airport.

I got Mel a milky bar ghost.

It lasted a few seconds.

The Gatwick signs are better laid out now. Those who have watched the show on the history channel probably str not surprised.

I thought Benny might like to join us this trip. He's already getting into the swig of things.

Benny was impressed with the easily accessible power sockets in the tables in the Aspire airport lounge.

The bacon rolls he found a tad intimidating though.

The usual merriments were available. Especially the croissants and clotted cream. Nom nom.

Typical. I don't think I've had a flight on time ever.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Let's See What's New Day 1

Let's See What's New Day 1

So with heavy heart we stroked good bye to the cat and headed off to that place we all frequent.

14 days, comprising of 9 days of Villa, an Animal Kingdom savannah view night, a Hard Rock Night to get early access to Harry Potter, and 3 days in the Hilton so we can hop over the street to the DTD bus station.

Normally when you get near the M25, which I swear is owned by NCP, it's a nightmare.

Today, not so bad!

The sign has been pressed so many times in the lift, it's been worn out.

People clearly don't see the buttons four times it's size to the left of it.

Premium Economy upgrade for £67 each and 12k air miles!

Reeeeesult. I thought such things were tales told by drunken Virgin Atlnatic flyers of yesterday.

But seriously, this is the first time we've scored it in over 7 years.

Bulkhead seats too, for the cherry on the cake. Makes up for this morning business issues I really didn't need to be woken up for.

Toilets near.

Both good, bad and sometimes amusing.

Just enough leg room for me :-)

It should be noted both Mel and I are posting on these trip reports

Don't want anyone to think I have hairy legs.

Disney 2014. Day -3. Pre Trip.

Disney 2014. Day -3. Pre Trip.

Normally we plan our trips like a military operation but this time very little has been set in stone, and if it has it's because we had too.

The main reason for heading back this year at this time is to see the Christmas stuff, such as the Osborne lights and Mickeys party, whilst still catching the Halloween events and the food and wine festival.

Based in a villa in Orlando we are also doing a night in Sarasota as Mel wants to visit The Salty Dog restaurant; one of the Man Vs Food places Mel likes to frequent.

A night at the hard rock hotel for the Iniversal Horror nights and that's it for hotels this year.

See you all stateside!