Ben and Barry's Blog

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Our final day :-(

Our last day we spend relaxing by the pool, visiting Disney Quest and a cracking dinner in Planet Hollywood in Downtown Disney. See you all soon in freezing rainy UK :-(


Thursday, October 22, 2009

...and split one more time!

We head back to Typhoon Lagoon to face the massive tidal waves again. The Lewingtons and Gareth head to Universal Islands of Adventure.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

We split again...

Today the Lewingtons and Gareth headed to Universal Studios, while Barry and I try Disney's two water parks Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Hollywood Studios Day 2

This morning we chill by the pool, as we want to go into the park later to see the evening show Fantasmic. This is also actually Day 3 for Gareth, Barry and I, but we still had the new Toy Story Mania 3D ride and Voyage of the Little Mermaid show to finish off! Toy Story is the longest we've had to queue all holiday at a relatively small (for Disney) 45 minutes!

In the evening we see the fantastic Fantasmic show (video too big to upload again).


Monday, October 19, 2009

We split today

Mark and Carol wanted to goto Seaworld. Barry, Gareth and I carried on with Disney's Epcot.

We managed to zoom round Epcot pretty quickly, as it was very quiet, and we were done by 2pm. We did all the big rides like Soarin', Test Track and Mission Mars. We also went on the re-imagined Spaceship Earth inside the large Epcot ball, which had a rather amusing customisable video at the end. We then popped back to Hollywood Studios to finish off Star Wars, Hollywood Tower of Terror and the Baclot Tour.

Meanwhile Mark, Carol and Charlie were at Seaworld for the day.


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Mall and Mini Golf

We needed another day to rest, so we went to the mall for a spot of lunch and some gentle shopping. On the way back we stopped at a mini/crazy golf course to play a couple of rounds, before heading to dinner.


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Animal Kingdom

After a day off on Friday in the pool in the sun, we head onto yet another park, Animal Kingdom, which we actually manage to complete in one day. There are a couple of great shows in the park: Lion King and Finding Nemo The Musical (both clips are too long too upload!). We also do Bug's Life 3D, Expedition Everest, see a parade and go on safari! We also come to the conclusion that Elliot loves train/tram rides as he always wakes up for them and laughs and gurgles all the way!


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hollywood Studios Day 1

Having completed one park, we move onto the next Hollywood Studios. We see the Indiana Jones show, Muppets 4D, get caught in a torrential down pour of rain, ran to the Beauty and the Beast show, then gave up as it was actually a bit grey!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Magic Kingdom Day 2

Time to go back and complete the other half of the Magic Kingdom. We went in after having lunch, so that we could stay and see the two evening shows: Spectromagic and Dreams Come True Fireworks.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Day Off and Pirate Dinner

Today we had a rest, swam in the pool, lay in the sun, went to the Outlet Mall and had dinner with pirates!!


Monday, October 12, 2009

Magic Kingdom Day 1

Today we braved the 92 degree heat to go see Mickey Mouse! It was Charlie's day, so we saw the Disney Princesses and Fairies, went on "It's a Small World" and the 4-D Mickey' Philharmonic with smell-a-vision!


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sunday Swim and Relax

Today we're all a bit pooped! Its 91 degrees, the sun is out, the pool is calling! Elliot has his first swim!!
Gareth with Elliot and Charlie the pink frog!
We're those pool light sabres such a good idea?


Saturday, October 10, 2009

461 Montana Avenue

We've arrived! The house is huge and nice. We have a great sized pool. Most importantly we're only 20 minutes from Disney!!