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  • Day17

    Hurry up and wait

    October 7, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Today started rudely early, about 3am when I woke up. Timezones are not my friend. It did however give me time to check my phone and notice that our Norwegian Air flight had been delayed by a couple of hours. This was slightly annoying as it would delay our arrival into Orlando, but it would give us a bit more time in our hotel, so glass half full me thought sweet, less rush.

    Just before 10am we ambled down to the terminal, reveled in using the priority lane to check in and moved seamlessly through security. So far so good, but then things went a little off script.

    First when I changed a significant amount of pounds and euros for US dollars at the airport currency exchange and got molested by their thieving rates. They would make pickpockets blush.

    Dragging my bleeding wallet away we checked into the Norwegian Air business lounge and blobbed out. Luckily I checked the departures page on my computer and it suddenly said our flight was boarding, so we legged it for our gate only to see exactly no boarding taking place.It didn't actually begin boarding for another 50 minutes.

    These two calamities have left a sour taste in my mouth, it's the grubby, gritty taste of London, the most overpriced city yet. Yesterday it cost us $200 to get into the city and onwards to Wembley and return. Give me Berlin or Rome any day!

    Anyway I digress. We were finally on board our flight and kicking back in premium economy at the front of the plane. This was almost as good as some airlines' business class offerings. Heaps of leg room, passable food and good entertainment options. The only unusual aspect was the almost exclusively male stewards in premium economy. Perhaps vikings don't trust their women with VIPs.

    Settling back we enjoyed several movies, two meals and even a little shut eye, so apart from the check-in shenanigans Norwegian Air gets a big tick from us. Orlando International Airport though does not.

    The border security queue at Orlando would make a snail feel like Usain Bolt! It took us two hours to get from landing to actually sitting down on Disney's Magical Express rolling to our Disney hotel.

    Arriving at our hotel we collected our magic bands and used them to magically open our room door. You can also use them to buy food and souvenirs at the park, store fastpasses for rides and various other convenient uses.

    Tomorrow we check out Orlando, especially the malls, before storming the parks on Tuesday.
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  • Day4

    Animal Kingdom

    September 8, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Heute also der dritte Park. Es müsste Animal Kingdom sein. Wir haben uns sehr darauf gefreut da wir nicht wirklich wussten was auf uns zukommen würde. Zu allererst sind wir schnurstracks nach Pandora gelaufen und zur Attraktion "flights of passage". Wir hatten uns kein bisschen spoilern lassen sodass wir keine. Ahnung hatten was diese Bahn genau macht. Nur eines war uns sofort klar ; diese Attraktion ist beliebt! Schön bei rope drop war sie Schlange so lang dass wir quasi um drei Ecken weiter uns anstellen mussten. Aber halb so schlimm - die Wartezeit war dann mit ca 30-40min gering und ging somit schnell vorbei. Außerdem muss man ja sagen dass Disney alles macht damit das Anstehen an sich schon eine Attraktion ist. Die Fahrt an sich war dann einfach - unglaublich. So etwas schönes habe ich noch nie erlebt in einem Park. Mehr will ich dazu gar nicht sagen, außer: wir sind froh einen fastpass noch dafür zu haben.
    Zum Frühstück haben wir uns dann die kolossale Cinnamon roll gegönnt - die war mein snack goal Nr.1! Und ist es geblieben 💜 die wird es für Adam und mich definitiv nochmal geben!
    Die Attraktion "Expedition Everest" war wie erwartet genau unser Ding - sodass wir sie einige Male gefahren sind. Blöderweise hat sich das Wetter ab 14 Uhr ziemlich verschlechtert sodass es nicht mehr ganz so spaßig war und darüber hinaus bin ich leider immer noch ziemlich angeschlagen (seit letzter Woche scheine ich wohl einen grippalen Infekt zu haben...) sodass ich trotz Hitze noch gefroren habe. Deswegen haben wir den Tag etwas verkürzt und haben nach der tollen Show "UP" noch ein sehr spätes Mittag- oder sehr frühes Abendessen im "Sa'tuli" den Park verlassen. Jetzt Ruhe ich mich etwas aus und hoffe morgen den Tag in Typhoon Lagoon vollstens auskosten zu können.
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  • Day11

    Animal Kingdom

    May 7, 2018 in the United States

    Hywel was still feeling unwell so I went into the park on my own and met up with the Bowen party for some breakfast at Tusker house. This was a character meal so we got to see Micky, Goofy, Donald and Daisy (no Pluto...).

    We did the Safari ride and a few others, then it came to the fast pass we were all looking forward to: Flight of Passage. Hywel at this point joins us to use the fast pass as the queue has been over an hour long so he didn't want to miss out. It was sooooo good, I am not content on riding it just the once!

    Hywel was still not feeling very good (he did enjoy the ride though!) so we went back to the hotel to rest. After a few hours we went back in, did the safari and a few other rides and watched rivers or light show.

    Once that was over we had a chance to do a few more rides and then called it a night.
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  • Day12

    Disney Springs

    May 8, 2018 in the United States

    Today was our first non-Disney park day while staying here, so we headed to Florida Mall to pick up a few things and then met up with Dan in Disney Springs.

    We went to the Edison to try the impossible burger which is a vegan burger that tastes and looks like a real burger, it was very good.

    Then we did a bit of shopping and walked over to Star Wars the void. So this is a VR experience but you actually get to walk around which is awesome. It was supposed to be 6 of us and we would get 2 goes each but we lost Nina and Danielle so me, Hywel, Dan and Sim had 3 goes at it. It was really fun and so funny, I kept shooting people which would give off a vibration, in my defence they were being mean apparently it was easy to tell which storm trooper I was due to my height ¬.¬

    Did a bit more shopping and it was time for more food at T-Rex cafe. It was very cool in there but we were still feeling full after the burger so it was a struggle... We would have cancelled but we would have been charged $20 so it was cheaper to go as we were using our dining credits.

    As we were walking in the car park we saw an opossum!
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  • Day21

    Last full Disney day

    May 17, 2018 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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