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Paul Riley - Kick Back and Relax - Disney holiday - Day 7 – Wednesday 12th August - Hollywood Studios

August 13
by Paul Riley 13. August 2009 07:00
This entry has been written from the view point of someone who has never been to any Disney theme park, not even Disneyland Paris.
It is also my first holiday in the US, and although I have spent two weeks in eastern Canada, I expect that the experience will be very different.
I would also like to point out that this holiday is being spent with my pregnant wife and two children under the age of ten, and so it is very unlikely that we will be experiencing any of the major thrill rides, which to be honest is no loss as far as I am concerned anyway.

After spending a couple of hours back at the villa, we decided to take advantage of the parking ticket we had already paid for on the day and eat out at one of the Disney parks, and the decision was made that we fancied some Art Deco dinning at Disney Hollywood Studios.

A quick note parking at any of the Disney parks (that's Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot and Hollywood Studios) costs $12 per day. However should you decide to visit more than one park in a day, or return to a park later in the day there is no additional cost.

We arrived at Hollywood Studios late afternoon, but felt that it was a little to early to have dinner, instead we decided to catch at least one attraction before hand, the attraction chosen was the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular.Read More...

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Paul Riley - Kick Back and Relax - Disney holiday - Day 7 – Wednesday 12th August - Epcot

August 13
by Paul Riley 13. August 2009 01:00
This entry has been written from the view point of someone who has never been to any Disney theme park, not even Disneyland Paris.
It is also my first holiday in the US, and although I have spent two weeks in eastern Canada, I expect that the experience will be very different.
I would also like to point out that this holiday is being spent with my pregnant wife and two children under the age of ten, and so it is very unlikely that we will be experiencing any of the major thrill rides, which to be honest is no loss as far as I am concerned anyway.

The 7th day of our holiday in Florida, and I woke up suffering. Although we had been pretty much on top of applying sunscreen since we had arrived, the combination of water, and being out in the sun continuously had resulted in me getting burnt, how much I would find out on the morning of day 8. So the first act of the day was a quick visit to Publics and the purchase of some after sun, back at the villa, once the after sun had been applied it was just a case of keeping fingers crossed.

Having already done the other main Disney parks at least once, we decided that this was the day to do Epcot, the park with the large iconic golf ball structure, and so plans for the visit where put together, as to what we would like to see on our first visit.

Despite the trip to get the after sun, we again managed to get to car park at Epcot nice and early, and soon found ourselves though the entrance and looking across the monuments, up towards Spaceship Earth. Read More...

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Paul Riley - Kick Back and Relax - Disney holiday - Day 6 – Tuesday 11th August

August 11
by Paul Riley 11. August 2009 23:29
This entry has been written from the view point of someone who has never been to any Disney theme park, not even Disneyland Paris.
It is also my first holiday in the US, and although I have spent two weeks in eastern Canada, I expect that the experience will be very different.
I would also like to point out that this holiday is being spent with my pregnant wife and two children under the age of ten, and so it is very unlikely that we will be experiencing any of the major thrill rides, which to be honest is no loss as far as I am concerned anyway.

After a busy day on Monday at the Animal Kingdom, and because we had promised the kids, we decided that Tuesday we would take the kids to one of the two water parks at Disney World. Looking through the guide books we had with us, it seemed that Typhoon Lagoon was the less extreme park of the two and the one most suited to younger children, so we may the park our destination for the day.

Walt Disney World Resort - Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

On arriving at the park the first difference you find from the main theme parks is that the car parking is free, I suspect that this is intended as a mechanism ensure that the park does not get too over crowded. The next difference is that because the car park is smaller that the main park car parks there are no trams shuttling you to and from you car.

As with the entrances at the main parks there is a bag check and then the turn styles, and once through you follow the footpath up and over a small hill to the main changing/lockers area, keys for the lockers are paid for at the gift shop. Read More...

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Paul Riley

40 years old
Lindford,
Hampshire,
UK

Hi there, my name is Paul Riley and I am a senior asp.net web developer with over 12 years of experience of software development for large companies. I would like to welcome you to my personal weblog, Kick back and Relax, which covers family activities, holidays home, in our caravan, and abroad, this year including Walt Disney World, in Orlando, Florida, as well as other personal interests.

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