Alex Murphy

Joined April 2016
  • Day22

    Last day in Disney

    May 18 in the United States

    Today was our last day in Disney :( it's been a very good few weeks.

    For the last day we did a few different things and didn't go on any rides. Did a sort of treasure hunt where we were sorcerers battling bad guys using spell cards... until Dan lost a battle against the bad guy from Pocahontas.

    We then did more shopping and trading for pins, which is a thing we do now, and watched the Muppets great moments in American history.

    The last Disney thing we did was eat in a restaurant in the Norway area with princesses. Unfortunately no Rapunzel, but it was still good.

    Checked out and spending the night near the airport before heading back home tomorrow.
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  • Day21

    Last full Disney day

    May 17 in the United States

    Today was our last full day in Disney and our last night in the hotel. :(

    We spent the day in Animal Kingdom. We did the river rapids (got wet), Finding Nemo the musical which was awesome, the Lion King show, and ate some tasty curry buns (Dan 'needed' six).

    We had our meal at the Polynesian hotel's Ohana restaurant where we were given way too much food and got to watch the fireworks while eating.

    ...we also started collecting and trading pins... on our last full day...
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  • Day20

    Back to Hollywood Studios

    May 16 in the United States

    Today we were back in Hollywood Studios catching things we hadn't seen yet. Including, Indiana Jones stunt show, Frozen sing along (because we are that cool), meeting more characters, and the Star Wars desert party and fireworks show. We also ate in a cool restaurant lunchtime that looked like a 1950's drive-in movie theatre.

    Ended the day with the extra magic hours at Magic Kingdom until midnight. Long day but lots of fun. We are starting to realise that we don't have much time left...
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  • Day19

    Kennedy Space Centre

    May 15 in the United States

    Went back to Kennedy Space Center today to see the rest of the museum and do the tour. It was very cool seeing the Saturn rocket and the Atlantis Shuttle. Kinda want to work in space now...

    Went back to Epcot (third day running) when we got back so that we could have some Japanese food. The food was really good and had it cooked in front of us.Read more

  • Day18

    Universal

    May 14 in the United States

    Today we left Disney and went to visit Universal for the day.

    The weather predicted torrential rain and thunderstorms all day. It was certainly raining when we arrived but it meant the park was quiet. It also cleared up in the afternoon. Went on the Hulk ride straight away which is the most intense ride we have done in Florida and was lots of fun. We then didn't help the wet situation by going on a few water rides which I'm sure are great when it's hot and sunny, less so on days when your trying to avoid getting wet.

    We visited Hogwarts, took the Hogwarts express, did MIB, Jurassic Park, Alex ran off with Woody the woodpecker again, the Simpsons, the Mummy, Jimmy Fallon (random), we basically did pretty much the whole two parks in a day which is a success. Ended with a couple more turns on the Hulk before heading back to the hotel.

    It was a fun day but they really like these 3D rides too much here. I like a good rollercoaster, not a simulated rollercoaster. Went on the new Fast and Furious ride, which I expected to be quite fast and maybe even furious in parts. So disappointing when we were on a bus (not a car) and it was all fake motion.
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  • Day17

    Epcot again

    May 13 in the United States

    Visited Epcot again today to do more rides that we didn't get to do and maybe do another Perry the Platypus secret mission or two.

    Went on the frozen ride which was very good and even got to meet Elsa and Anna afterwards. Met other characters too, ate in the coral reef restaurant and watched the fireworks show.

    It was wet again, but we were prepared this time so it was fine. Alex did buy a cool umbrella to help.
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  • Day16

    Medieval Times

    May 12 in the United States

    For food this evening we travelled back to 'Medieval Times' and back to the UK for a jousting tournament and a feast.

    The place was as hilariously over the top as we thought it would be and the locals in the crowd were well into it. Unfortunately our Knight, the Red one, happend to be pretty poor and probably came last.Read more

  • Day16

    Epcot

    May 12 in the United States

    The only park I hadn't visited yet (I missed the first visit) was Epcot.

    We visited today and I really like it. It doesn't necessarily have the best rides, but areas are dedicated to different countries which is cool. The main fun, for me anyway, was playing a Perry the Platypus secret mission game in the countries, one task needed me to tell a cashier in a tea shop that 'evil is my cup of tea' to get the next clue.

    It did start raining today, which we were not prepared for. It's supposed to rain most of the rest of this week too. Still warm though and still in Disney so, hey-ho.
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  • Day15

    Rocket Launch!

    May 11 in the United States

    So yesterday, during the wedding meal, there was supposed to be a launch of a SpaceX rocket. Fortunately, for us anyway, it was aborted with 58 seconds left and re-arranged for today!

    We planned on spending the morning in a Disney park then heading to the coastline to watch the launch. Alex though has started to come down with a cold (nobody is safe from illness in Diseny...), so we had a longer sleep and then visited a pharmacy.

    We originally headed to the coast but at the last minute decided to watch from Kennedy Space Centre. It was good having the commentary of what was happening and what stages they were going through, although it was hot in the sun waiting.

    Luckily for us, it did launch on time and it was amazing. We were so excited on the way to the Space Centre and the run up to the launch, and it was an amazing site to see and hear the rocket head to space. It was weirdly emotional too with all the cheering going on. Definitely an amazing experience I will never forget.

    We then walked around some of the musuems and shops, we will be going back again to do them properly. In the pictures you can see us rocking our 'Annual Pass' lanyards (because apparently if you want to visit for more than one day, you get a years pass).
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