USA ’18 – Day 13 – A Visit to the Typhoon

Today was our one and only visit to a water park, Typhoon Lagoon, again included in our Disney ticket price. Like everything else in Walt Disney World the water parks are beautifully themed and dressed.

Before we could get in the water and test the rides we had to dump our stuff.… Read the rest

USA ’18 – Day 10 – Too Hot to Mickey Around

One thing that I really like about the Disney parks is that they each have their own distinct identity and are beautifully executed. Magic Kingdom, where we were today, has a lovely kitschy, 1950’s America feel to it. Nothing shows this off better than Main Street that you encounter right after you enter the parks.… Read the rest

USA ’18 – Day 8 – Helen makes a plan

Today we were off to Epcot and had planned to dash over to Test Track first to sneak a quick ride in before heading over to Soarin’ where we had a fast pass. In order to squeeze that in we left home promptly at 08:20 and headed off down the US 192.… Read the rest

USA ’18 – Day 7 – Rivers of Light

After the last few days frenetic activity it was nice to have a late start today. Our fastpasses for the day were all for late afternoon in Animal Kingdom. This didn’t mean, of course, that I could wake later and lie in, no I’m useless at that so I was still up just after seven.… Read the rest

USA ’18 – Day 6 – Universal Appeal

We’d decided to go back to Universal today rather than use the Fast passes we had for Disney. That means that it is Disney 2 – Universal 2 so far in the battle of the parks.

We got there for park opening at 9am so that we could make our way straight to the new Harry Potter ride “Escape from Gringotts”.… Read the rest