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Our First Ever Visit to Florida - Part 12

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

So finally we have arrived at our destination Port Orleans on our first ever trip to Disney and indeed our very first ever trip to the USA. br / br / We arrive at the check-in desk and are greeted by a very polite and happy receptionist not quite the same as our services at...



Our First Ever Visit to Florida - Part 13

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

So now we are all pretty hungry and pretty tired from a very long day and flight all the way from the United Kingdom, we step outside our air-conditioned hotel room it’s around seven in the evening and it is still so hot! br / br / We had been abroad a number of times before...



Our First Ever Visit to Florida - Part 14

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

We headed back to the room with our little map in hand once again we knocked on the door and this time my sister and her family all came to the door dressed and ready to go, I explained that we had spoken to reception and they had recommended that downtown Disney would be very su...



Our First Ever Visit to Florida - Part 15

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

We continued along in the river Taxi soon we could see what we assumed was Downtown Disney as we entered a large lagoon and we could see shops and lights all the way around the outside, we headed for a little landing pier that seemed close to a busy restaurant br / As we got cl...



Our First Ever Visit to Florida - Part 16

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

So we are stood outside Fultons Crab House all pouring over the menu and time is getting on everyone’s getting tired and we need to eat, now I am a big fan of crab and there is a crabber feast with lots of different types of crab but it must be huge because it’s for two people. b...



Our First Ever Visit to Florida - Part 6

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

After watching 2 or 3 films a lot of the flight has gone and its not long before you're approaching the descent into Orlando airport we were given a quick bite to eat a muffin and coffee or tea, as this was our first long-haul flight it had seemed quite a long journey something t...



Our First Ever Visit to Florida - Part 7

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

At last, after your long journey you have landed safely at the airport, your plane taxis along to the point at which they can attach the stand so everyone can get off and collect their luggage and passport control or more correctly immigration control. br / br / The evitable...



Our First Ever Visit to Florida - Part 8

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

I ask my wife has she filled in the visa waiver forms correctly I always let her do this because her writing is much neater than mine, yes she says, quickly checks through it. br / br / You wait in a big arrival areal everyone on the flight wanting to get to their Disney hol...



Our First Ever Visit to Florida - Part 9

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

So we're through the immigration area after what seems like ages were no so close to actually enjoying our holiday not still not quite there, now all we have to do is collect our cases but as this is Orlando International airport it's not quite that simple. br / br / We find...



Our First Ever Visit to Florida - Part 10

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

At last we are finally at the front of the queue for the car hire we approach the desk with our pre-booked car hire paperwork, the salesperson looks at the paperwork and starts his sales speech, how many in your party 4 adults and 4 children Oh he says you have booked a van (like...



Our First Ever Visit to Florida - Part 11

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

We all in the van all buckled up and ready to go, I ask if we got some quarters because it said in the guidebook that Alamo gave us we will need to small change for the tolls on the road quarters and dollar bills. br / br / Here we go my wife gives me the loose change and we...



Bubba Gump’s

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Well we have eaten at many places in Orlando on our many holidays but have never eaten in the Citiwalk area of Universal Studios main due to the fact that it tends to get very busy in the evening with people out for the evening going to the bars and restaurants it has a more grow...



Our First Ever Visit to Florida - Part 1

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

It is some years ago now but I can still vividly remember our very first trip to Florida as we had never taken a holiday that was as far away as Florida we decided that as this was to be a very special trip for us that we would go with my sister and brother in law and their 2 you...



Our First Ever Visit to Florida - Part 2

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Right so we have chosen the destination the hotel, the airline and the airport and even the amount of luggage that we are taking all we need now is to arrange our traveller's cheques, yes that’s right I said travellers cheques in those days everyone took travellers cheques as usi...



Our First Ever Visit to Florida - Part 3

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Our boarding passes in our hand we entered the departure lounge with little fuss the security Pre 9/11 was much more relaxed your hand luggage went through the scanner and you had to walk through the metal detector but it was very much more relaxed than it is today. br / br /...



Our First Ever Visit to Florida - Part 4

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

We arrive at the desk as our row has been called, a quick check of our boarding cards and passports and were through and in the covered walkway to the airplane, this is where the excitement begins as this was our first transatlantic flight we were all excited to be getting onto a...



Our First Ever Visit to Florida - Part 5

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The pilot throttle up the engines they make such a sound our youngest son never really liked this bit and to this day in his twenties he still doesn’t like this bit and soon after your hurling down the runway and to this day I still wonder how such a huge aircraft can get off the...



Disney Springs

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Wonder what Disney Springs is? Can’t find Downtown Disney anymore? Well, Disney Springs is the renamed Downtown Disney from September 2015! The whole area from West Side, Pleasure Island to the Marketplace has been revamped, costing millions of dollars into Disney Springs and is...



The Arnold Palmer course at Reunion Resort

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

On a recent trip to our villa on Highlands Reserve I played the Arnold Palmer course at Reunion Resort close by. Arnold Palmer has some signature styles to his courses. It seems that he likes to have forced carries off the tee, visual beauty and usually plenty of water hazards. T...



The Red Lobster Restaurant

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

On a recent trip to our villa on Highlands Reserve, we were looking for somewhere for our final evening meal before returning home. We looked on line and found the Red Lobster Restaurant which is located just off the 192 pas Four Corners, travelling towards Disney. We hadn’t made...



A return to Busch Gardens

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

It’s been almost ten years since we visited Busch Gardens even though we have been to our villa in Florida every year. Somehow there always seems to have been something new at Universal or Disney and we always run out of time but this year we made a conscious effort to visit and...



Busch Gardens for Ride Lovers

Sat, 29 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

It’s been almost ten years since we last visited Busch Gardens and although we remembered enjoying the park, the children were young then. Now they’re young adults and more interested in rides; would there be enough serious rides to engage them? br / br / Cheetah hunt was o...



Lakeside Bar and Grill, Celebration

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

During a recent trip to our villa on Highlands Reserve, it was my nieces 20th birthday. We researched restaurants for a nice meal and, after discussing several options we decided to book the Lakeside Bar and Grill at the Bohemia Hotel in Celebration. We had eaten at the restauran...



Things to ask your villa owner part 1

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Let' s assume you have already chosen your vacation home from one of the beautiful villas on this site. You have asked how far from the restaurants and theme parks you are situated and looked at the villa website to decide who will have which bedrooms, but now your holiday is dra...



Things to ask your villa owner part 2

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Continuing from part one, here are just a few more things you may wish to discuss with your villa owner before arrival at your holiday property. br / br / How do I operate the pool alarm? br / br / One of the first things you may wish to do when you arrive is take a d...