USA ‘11 – DAY 10 – DISNEY’S EPCOT

We spent over five hours in Disney’s EPCOT park today, the longest that we have spent in any park this holiday. As predicted the number of people seemed to be more than last week but still not as crowded as it has been in the past – I wonder if the global recession has hit Disney?… Read the rest

USA ‘11 – DAY 9 – BOK TOWER GARDENS

Bok Tower Gardens are the chalk to the parks cheese. In fact so much so that they really seem out of place being in Florida at all. While the parks are all high energy and fast paced Bok Tower Gardens are the complete opposite: quite, relaxed and slow paced.… Read the rest

USA ‘11 – DAY 8 – MAGIC KINGDOM

Today was what will probably be our one and only trip to Magic Kingdom.

Getting to Magic Kingdom is a bit tortuous as you have to drive to the car park, followed by a train ride to the transportation centre and then finally take a monorail or boat ride to the entrance.… Read the rest

USA ‘11 – DAY 7 – UNIVERSAL STUDIOS

Back to Universal again today but this time to the sister park to Islands of Adventure and boy if that was busy due to Harry Potter, Universal Studios was so quiet. Not that I am complaining at all as we had the pick of the rides with next to no wait time whatsoever.… Read the rest

USA ‘11 – DAY 5 – SHOPPING

Today was supposed to be a “day off” where had a relaxing start and then did some shopping. While it is true that we had a late start and it is true that we did some shopping but we were more tired at the end of it than a day in the parks.… Read the rest

USA ‘11 – DAY 3 – DISNEY HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

It’s a mark of a good holiday that everyone is willing to get up early enough to reach the parks at opening time which, with two teenage boys, is no mean feat!

Today we paid a visit to a family favourite, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and it was immediately obvious that something was amiss – where were all the people?… Read the rest

USA ‘11 – DAY 2 – THE TREMENDOUS TWELVE

The second day of our US holidays is always about finding our feet and shaking off the jet lag – this year was no different.

Three quarters of our party were up and about and ready for a trip to grab some essentials from Wallmart – basically a larger, tidier Asda.… Read the rest

USA ‘11 – DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN THE US

So we have arrived for what I honestly expect to be our last family holiday in Florida (and yes that sentence has been very carefully worded!)

Before writing this post I re-read my day one post from our last visit, how different it was for us this time.… Read the rest