It's less than 5 weeks now.
In fact, this time in 5 weeks I plan to be sat in Joe's Crab Shack extracting meat from shell.
So it's been 3 years. I still haven't finished the trip report from last time. I am still working on it but time is precious. I was kind of hoping to finish it before the next trip came around but... well I haven't.
Anyway we're off again. Some veterans and a very gullible first timer.
Me: yadda, yadda yadda
Adrian: still won't eat dressing on salad, still doesn't like getting lost, still doesn't get enthusiastic
Steven: 10 now and this will be his third trip. Looking forward to riding the Despicable Me attraction and loading up on minions.
Nanny Lesley: my mum, old enough to know better, her 4th trip.
Adrian's mum, aka mother in law.
Actually, despite them being right wing conservatives who read the Daily Mail it was my idea to invite Adrian's parents to come with us. Carpe Diem. That is all. They've never been on holiday with us and as they live 6 hours away we don't see them very often. Steven is, and will be, their only grandchild. So I shall just take deep breaths if she starts. Adrian's dad declined the offer as he won't leave their dog. Bit like my dad. Grandma has never been to America and is very gullible. I can't wait.
So 5 of us going. We are staying here - www.amickeyadventure.com I want the pirate bedroom. Steven says he is having the master suite with the balcony. We shall see. I have promised Tink not to go out on to the jetty in bare feet and not to dangle anything in the water. We tried to get the villa we stayed in last time but that was already booked so we looked around and found one in the same complex. We loved the location. Just 5 minutes from Serbeth Road.
We have flights with Virgin Atlantic and some kind of 7 seater car with EVERYTHING pre paid. I can't wait to deal with the guy who tries to sell me extra insurance.
I have done the ESTAs and bought lots of dollars. Steven has been saving again and amassed a tidy sum for the Lego shop and building yet another light saber. Apparently I'm buying all the minions he is planning to buy.
He also says he will wear his minion goggles through airport security.
Night before staying at the Premier Inn at Gatwick. Meet and greet parking booked with the same company as last time. I think that's all the nuts and bolts part.
We have 14 day passes for WDW and Universal so can come and go as we please. The itinerary is loose and based around 3 restaurant bookings.
Flying Sat 17th August.
18th - traditional first morning breakfast at Perkins before introducing Grandma to the wonder that is Walmart. Then a bit of DTD and Joe's Crab Shack for dinner.
19th - 7.35am ADR Ohana then Magic Kingdom would be logical.
20th - somewhere
21st - somewhere
22nd - Islands of Adventure - I spontaneously booked lunch at Mythos for this day.
23rd - somewhere
24th - middle Saturday - Winter Garden Village at some point and something else
25th and 26th - somewhere
27th - probably a water park in the morning and then we are hosting a tacky gift soiree at the villa in the afternoon
28th and 29th - somewhere
30th - Magic Kingdom, dinner at 1900 Park Fare at 7pm
31st - home
What else do you want to know?