USA '14 – Day 14 – And that's a wrap

I don’t do roller coasters so coming to Orlando might seem a strange holiday choice but there is so much to do that is on the ground that it really hasn’t been an issue. However, I did make a promise to Alex that I would go on a slightly more adventurous coaster this time and that this would be the Rock n Roller Coaster.… Read the rest

USA '14 – Day 13 – Dial one, get one free

Today was down to be a quiet day but didn’t end up that way. The plan had been to have a late breakfast at Perkins followed by shopping in the afternoon and then in to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner. We managed the first part successfully and a bit of the shopping too after which it all went a bit downhill. … Read the rest

USA '14 – Day 12 – Two park blow out

As we get ever closer to the end of the holiday the realisation starts to dawn that you only have so many trips to the parks left and so there is much debate about what we should do when. We are also haunted by the thought that this will be the last time that we are coming this way, although that will make family and friends laugh given we have said that every time we come here!… Read the rest

USA '14 – Day 10 – A trip to Seahaven

Today was (mostly) a boy free day as Helen and I decided to do something slightly more cultural while Alex sat in misery in front of the Man United game!

We went to visit Winter Park, somewhere we hadn’t been previously and has been recommended in the guide books.… Read the rest

USA '14 – Day 9 – Rain and Shazam

It’s unusual for it to rain while we are in Florida, in fact I can only remember it doing so on three previous occasions. Today was the fourth time. The good thing about rain here is that it is warm and clears quickly and when it does the temperature drops back down to something more manageable for us.… Read the rest

USA '14 – Day 7 – A Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom is huge, busy and the most difficult park to get in to. You drive to the car park and then either walk or take the tram to the “ticketing & transportation” centre where you have to transfer either to a monorail or boat to actually get to the main gate.… Read the rest

USA '14 – Day 6 – Soarin' through EPCOT

EPCOT is a real mix of rides and tranquil spaces in the form of the World Showcase, a dozen countries represented by a famous buildings. The UK has a pub, of course! However, the boys aren’t that keen on that part of the park (it’s “boring”) so we only did the rides.… Read the rest

USA '14 – Day 4 – Under the sea

I’ve said this before but Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a beautiful place to be as it is by far the lushest and greenest of any of the parks, Disney or otherwise. It’s a real pleasure to be there and to just wander around.… Read the rest