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North America » United States » Florida » Orlando » Disney World August 8th 2008

This was arguably the best of the Disney Parks, or at least it was in our opinion. They areas that it is split into have more of an ecological theme to them, including Asia, Africa, dinosaurs and the like. We went on the Kali River Rapids ride, which did warn you that you might get wet. Will get totally and completely drenched and will be squelching around in wet clothes for the rest of the day, would be more accurate. The worst thing was that it was the first ride we went on. And it was the second ride we went on, so we couldn’t complain too much. The Expedition Everest roller coaster was fantastic. This actually went backwards at one point. We had Fast Passes for this one, but we still had to wait ages ... read more
On Safari
On Safari
On Safari

North America » United States » Florida » Orlando » Disney World August 7th 2008

It was back to Disney World again, this time to EPCOT. This stands for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, although there didn’t seem to be a lot of that in the park. Parts of it did have a bit of a futuristic theme to it, but then there is also the Tomorrow Land in the Magic Kingdom. Mission Space was an excellent simulation ride. It had an orange level for harder amongst you, like those of us who had done a proper take-off simulator at the Kennedy Space Center , and a green level for the lightweight scaredy-cats. Soarin’ was an excellent ride with a large screen making you feel that you were flying over various places. The sudden transitions from one place to another spoilt it a bit. The Test Track was rubbish – basically ... read more

North America » United States » Florida » Orlando » Disney World August 5th 2008

Our second theme park was the Disney Hollywood Studios. This is Disney's response to Universal Studios with various stunt shows and various TV / movie themed rides. The most popular one seemed to be the Tower of Terror , which was themed as the Twilight Zone and consisted of a lift that went to the top of the tower and then free-fell most of the way back down. There was also the Aerosmith Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, which, in our opinion is Disney's best roller coaster, rivalled only by the Mount Everest Ride in the Animal Kingdom. Star Wars seemed to be a big theme here, much to Jake’s delight, however we couldn’t really workout what the connection with Disney was, unless it was just good, down-to-earth coining it in. High School Musical (a sugar-coated version ... read more

North America » United States » Florida » Orlando » Disney World August 4th 2008

We decided that we would get to the park early as it is a good chance to get on some of the most popular rides before the masses arrive and the queues start to get to long, and grab some fast passes while we were at it. Once we got into the park that proved to be remarkably successful. It took a while to get in however. Even though we were staying just outside of the park, the sheer scale of the place meant that it was still quite a long drive to the car-park. We had to pay to park, which we were not impressed about, given how much we had spent on park tickets. We then found out that that car-park was not a walking distance from the Magic Kingdom (although we should have ... read more
Disney Parade
Disney Parade
Disney Parade

North America » United States » Florida » Orlando » Disney World August 3rd 2008

Given that we had not had a chance to adjust from UK time, we were awake and about very early the next day. Our kids were playing out in the pool at 5.00am, which they loved, despite us constantly telling them to keep the noise down because of how early it was. We thought we would spend the first day taking it relatively easy before we hit the theme-parks full-on. That’s not to say that we didn’t get to Disneyworld at all. We needed some park tickets as we had been advised that it would be far cheaper to buy them from the parks rather than in advance from the UK , so we went to Downtown Disney for the afternoon. Even though this is little more than a series of shops and restaurants, it quickly ... read more
Planet Hollywood

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