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26 August 2013

Day 17 (Saturday 24th)


The plan today was to head off in the AM to EPCOT but we were all so tired that it seemed ages before we got ourselves ready to go out so a change of plan was needed.

I think, in a way, we're starting to wind things down a little. Apart from Universal Studios we've pretty much seen and done everything. We still need to do Star Tours at Hollywood Studios but apart from that we're repeating riding most things when we're in the parks.

It must have been after midday when we finally got going and decided to walk to the marina at our hotel to hire a couple of SeaRaycers to take out on Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake. These little boats are great fun and Josh rode with me while Jack went with Joanne (you need to be 14 to drive yourself) and we took a tour out around the lakes, right behind the Contemporary resort and past the front of the Magic Kingdom. It's such a buzz doing this and waving to all the people on the lake also riding around and enjoying the views. 

After that we decided to knock a small job off our list and go collect Josh's school shoes from Junior Foot Locker at the Florida Mall.

First stop was breakfast/lunch at Olive Garden. It's a big Italian food chain restaurant but the boys and Joanne had never eaten there so we thought we'd give it a shot. Food was great, Josh finally ate a full meal but now it was Jack's turn not to eat. You can't win 'em all :-)

It was crazy busy when we got to the mall. On holiday you completely forget what day it is and today was day! 

Way too busy for me...we grabbed the shoes, tried them on, had a quick detour to the Disney store then braved the big storm that was raining down on us to drive a few blocks down to Target. Target is a supermarket chain and Joanne wanted to check out the iPad cases as i'd got her one from there on another trip. No such luck on the case but we still came out $80 lighter after stocking up on some 'essentials'.

It was late afternoon now so we headed back onto the I4 to get back to Disney World and decide what to do in the evening.

We gave the boys the option of Magic Kingdom or The Neverland Club again. They wanted The Neverland Club! Can't believe how much they enjoyed that place. We think they wanted to go as Alicia would be coordinating there that night ;-)

After dropping them off at 7:15pm we just didn't know what to do as we didn't really have a plan. We quickly decided we'd have a drive down to Downtown Disney as the kids aren't huge fans of that and it would give us chance to have a quick mooch around and get some chocolate from Ghiradellis. MEGA busy down there (Saturday night!) but we managed to find a parking space eventually. This place is so popular and it doesn't help that they've closed half of the parking spaces to (I think) build a multi-story car park. 

We did what we needed to do there (shops 'n' chocolate) then drove over to McDonalds for quick, cheap food. We had to rush that as we needed to pick the boys up at 10:15pm.

They had another brilliant time there and wanted to stay longer. They want to do it again another night but we don't think we'll do it. There's still lots of fun to be had in the evenings and we want them there with us for all that.

Bedtime now because Sunday was breakfast at The Crystal Palace at 8:05am so we were going to be up at Silly O'Clock....


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31 August 2013

Day 23 (Friday 30th)
"The Final Day :-("

31 August 2013

Day 22 (Thursday 29th)
"Universal Studios"

31 August 2013

Day 21 (Wednesday 28th)
"Last Disney Day"

30 August 2013

Day 19 (Monday 26th)
"The final week!"

26 August 2013

Day 18 (Sunday 25th)
"Alarm Clock"

26 August 2013

Day 17 (Saturday 24th)

24 August 2013

Day 16 (Friday 23rd)
"Piracy on the high seas"

23 August 2013

Day 15 (Thursday 22nd)
"The Magic Kingdom"

22 August 2013

Day 14 (Wednesday 21st)
"Cinema and Chillin' Part 2"

22 August 2013

Day 13 (Tuesday 20th)
"Cirque Du Soleil"

21 August 2013

Day 12 (Monday 19th)
"Spidey 'n' Marshmallows"

20 August 2013

Day 11 (Sunday 18th)
"Computer Woes & Mammoth Storms"

20 August 2013

Day 10 (Saturday 17th)
"Sci-Fi Dining"

20 August 2013

Early morning bloggin'
"Chillin' @ The Poly"

16 August 2013

Day 9 (Friday 16th)
"Animal Kingdom & 'Ohana"

16 August 2013

Day 7 & 8
"Bringing it all up to date."

15 August 2013

Day 6 (Tuesday 13th)
"Waterparks and EPCOT food"

14 August 2013

Blizzard Beach
"Fun on the T-Bar Zip Line"

14 August 2013

Day 5 (Monday August 12th)
"Cinema and Chillin'

14 August 2013

Day 4 (Sunday 11th August)
"Chef Mickey's and Magic Kingdom with friends"

14 August 2013

Let's Do 3 Parks in 1 day
"Or not..."

11 August 2013

The Polynesian
"This pool is soooooooo nice."

10 August 2013

Day 2 (Magic Kingdom & Downtown Disney)
"Time to meet Mickey"

09 August 2013

Day 1 (Magic Kingdom and EPCOT)
"We're finally here!"

09 August 2013

Quick Update
"First Day"

06 August 2013

Here We Go.....
"Airport time..."

28 July 2013

9 Days
"Almost There"

19 July 2013

Sea Raycers
"Tootling about on the water"

19 July 2013

Blizzard Beach
"Water, Slides and Funnel Cake"

19 July 2013

Tonga Toast / Kona Cafe
"Tingling Tastebuds"

18 July 2013

Monorail Candies!
"Alejado de las Puertas"

18 July 2013

Our August 2013 Trip
"August 7th Onwards"

17 July 2013

Countdown Charts
"Can't beat a good countdown chart!"

09 January 2013

When plans go awry
"So the story goes that I had this massive surprise lined up for Joanne and the boys"