USA ‘09 – ROUND UP

Universal StudiosThis post is a round up of all we did while in Florida 2009. Included are the day by day posts along with the general posts written while we were out in Orlando. I have put these into categories and have also provided links to the websites of the attractions, shops and restaurants we visited and would recommend.… Read the rest

USA ‘09 – ODDS AND SODS

The following are some photos that didn’t make it into the one of the daily posts but I still thought were worth putting up.

Odds and Sods The villa we stayed in is owned by a British couple who have kindly provided two clocks to show the time in the US and the UK, as seen above.… Read the rest

USA ‘09 – DAY 15 – EPCOT AND HOME

Disney EPCOTThe last day before we get the flight back home this afternoon. Keen to eek out the most of our holiday we pack up and leave the house early for a goodbye Perkins breakfast. The intension being that we won’t be needing to eat again until we get on the plane.… Read the rest

USA ‘09 – DAY 13 – BOK TOWER GARDENS

Bok Tower GardensBok Tower Gardens sounds like it should be another theme park but in this case it is as the name suggests – it is a garden with a tower. Actually, that’s doing it an injustice as it is a really relaxing place and the gardens are beautiful.… Read the rest

USA ‘09 – DAY 12 – MAGIC KINGDOM

Disney Magic KingdomFor those that think that it’s sunshine 24/7 here in Florida today would have been a real wake up call. Being America the rain, like everything else here, was big (and wet!)

However, being plucky Brits and undeterred by a bit of rain we ploughed on regardless and went to Magic Kingdom.… Read the rest

USA ‘09 – DAY 11 – COUPONS, PARKING & WATER PARKS

We went to Universal again today so instead of telling you about the Simpsons ride once more I thought I would post some miscellanea.

CouponsFirst up – coupons. Unless you like throwing money away, in which case skip this section, before going to pretty much any attraction other than the major theme parks don’t go without taking a money off coupon.… Read the rest

USA ‘09 – DAY 10 – BOGGY CREEK

Boggy CreekAnd now, as they say, for something completely different. This morning Helen and I left the boys in bed and went off for an air boat ride at Boggy Creek. This is as far removed from Disney as you can possibly get and the closest to the real Florida as you are likely to get.… Read the rest

USA ‘09 – DAY 9 – DISNEY EPCOT

Disney EPCOTAnother day, another park. Today was the turn of EPCOT.

EPCOT is a little unusual compared to the other Disney parks in that while it has the traditional rides it also has what it calls its World Showcase. This contains distinctive buildings and themes from a dozen countries around the world.… Read the rest