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Isafari’s itinerary 19th December 08 to 18th January 09

Discussion in 'Itineraries' started by Isafari, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. Isafari
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    This is the plan so far....when I say full day at a park, I mean full day from around 9am until park closure.

    FRIDAY 19TH DECEMBER
    Hopefully leave home around 2pm after doing online check in. Driving to Manchester airport which is about three and a half hours away.
    Have booked us the Celebration Package at the SAS Radisson for tonight:
    ROOM DESCRIPTION:
    - +/-25 square metres
    - Buffet breakfast, premuim movies, newspapers, bathrobe and slippers included
    - Room type / Bed type / Smoking preference confirmed
    - Free broadband and in-room Nespresso coffee machine
    - VAT and applicable taxes included
    - Earn Gold Points with this rate
    FEATURES:
    -Champagne and chocoloates on arrival
    -Three course Table D' Hote Dinner with bottle of house wine in the restaurant
    -Buffet breakfast or room service breakfast,VAT and all taxes included
    -Room type/Bed Type/Smoking preferenece confirmed
    -Earn gold points with this rate

    SATURDAY 20TH DECEMBER
    Also DH’s birthday.
    If the flight is on time, we should leave about 13.30pm for MCO….arriving 17.55pm Florida time.
    Call in at Publix at Champions Gate for supplies and grabbing a pizza or burger.
    Unpack before hitting the sack.

    SUNDAY 21ST DECEMBER
    Hopefully get to have a lie in …. Unless some one sends us a text OR TEN at stupid o’clock (you know who you are):lol:
    DISNEYS HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS just want to make sure we get to see the holiday stuff as when we come back later in the holiday, they will be gone. So definitely Osborne Lights…..and maybe Fantasmic seeing as we are there!

    MONDAY 22ND DECEMBER
    MAGIC KINGDOM….full day

    TUESDAY 23RD DECEMBER
    ANIMAL KINGDOM….full day

    WEDNESDAY 24TH DECEMBER
    Meeting Wendy and her husband Chris. No plans yet.

    THURSDAY 25TH DECEMBER
    Start of a 5 day tour….
    Driving to have Christmas dinner with friends in Cape Coral

    FRIDAY 26TH DECEMBER
    Naples Zoo….after dinner driving to Coconut Creek

    SATURDAY 27TH DECEMBER
    Butterfly & Bird World at Coconut Creek

    SUNDAY 28TH DECEMBER
    Lion Country Safari at Loxahatchee

    MONDAY 29TH DECEMBER
    McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary in the morning
    Cypress Airboat Tour … 3 hour tour of the Everglades coming back during sunset.
    Drive back to Davenport

    TUESDAY 3OTH DECEMBER
    Have a lie in!
    Quite a relaxing day just wandering around DTD…..maybe hiring a boat at Captain Jacks then go to the movies.

    WEDNESDAY 31ST DECEMBER
    EPCOT full day

    THURSDAY 1ST JANUARY
    Have a lie in
    Premium and Prime Outlets
    Spirit of Aloha at 8pm

    FRIDAY 2ND JANUARY
    SEAWORLD full day

    SATURDAY 3RD JANUARY
    SkyVenture sky diving wind tunnel
    Wonderworks including lazer tag game and Outta Control Magic Comedy dinner show

    SUNDAY 4TH JANUARY
    Have a lie in
    ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE
    8pm Arabian Nights dinner show

    MONDAY 5TH JANUARY
    BUSCH GARDENS full day including the Saving A Species Tour

    TUESDAY 6TH JANUARY
    UNIVERSAL STUDIOS full day

    WEDNESDAY 7TH JANUARY
    Free day….whatever we feel like doing on the day….even sleeping all day!!!

    THURSDAY 8TH JANUARY
    We will both have a camera so we are going to have a tour around the parks and resorts and just take photos

    FRIDAY 9TH JANUARY
    BUSCH GARDENS full day including Heart of Jungala Tour

    SATURDAY 10TH JANUARY
    Have a lie in
    Sammy Duvall’s for a spot of parasailing and hiring watercraft
    Fort Wilderness for a spot of archery
    Old Town Kissimee for … the largest weekly car cruise in America! An average of 325 classic cars, hot rods, street rods, and antiques come to Old Town to cruise every Saturday. The cars roll in to Old Town beginning at 1:00 pm, and the Saturday Nite Cruise® starts at 8:30 pm (and lasts at least 30 minutes). Live 50's & 60's style rock-n-roll begins at 7:00 pm on the Main Stage.

    SUNDAY 11TH JANUARY
    Have a lie in
    House of Blues Sunday Brunch
    Rest of the day free

    MONDAY 12TH JANUARY
    DISNEYS HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS full day

    TUESDAY 13TH JANUARY

    EPCOT full day

    WEDNESDAY 14TH JANUARY
    SEAWORLD full day

    THURSDAY 15TH JANUARY
    ANIMAL KINGDOM full day

    FRIDAY 16TH JANUARY
    MAGIC KINGDOM full day

    SATURDAY 17TH JANUARY
    DTD check in
    UNIVERSAL STUDIOS until about 4pm
    Cry
    Drive to airport

    SUNDAY 18TH JANUARY
    Arrive back in the UK
     
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    So......what do you think people
     
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    I think we'll be flying back as you fly out <cry>

    It looks like a brilliant plan, youve got TONS of stuff in there!
     
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    Awe.....what date do you leave Keith? Would have been cool to have a quick cuppa with you and Helen.
     
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    Excellent itinerary Diane, I'm loving the chilling out section in the middle. A whole month in FLA.....

    Enjoy my darling,,, X
     
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    Diane, you know you're my bestest friend in the whole world don't you? and you won't be like that horrid Jacqui and not let anyone come with you and I have done the HOB Sunday brunch and it is absolutely yummy. I won't join in with the Celebration Package at your Manchester Hotel, would hate to be a gooseberry and I'll only talk when you want me to and I won't keep asking 'are we there yet' and....and.....and... Can I grovel any more. D'ya want a little Val in your suitcase?, well do ya? do ya?:hug011::hug011::questionmark1::kiss:
    I looove these smileys
     
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    Who texted you at stupid o'clock?
     
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    Disneybumble The Secret is in the Sauce.

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    Looks great Diane. One word Photo's
     
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    You have so much planned and I would love to be a third wheel. :D
     
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    oh I intend on doing just that :p015:

    Erm....not sure I can say .... will pm it you though :D

    oh....I'll bore you all rigid with the photos when we get back:yes:

    Oh Billie.....if only you'd said that you would carry my cases! Unfortunately, I have plenty spare tyres of my own :rolleyes008::lol:

    Well, dearest Val, hun, carrying my case is a good start.....but how good of a pal are you? :happy114: When I get :sick007: on the plain, would you hold my hair back for me :transport015:
     
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    :yes: :yes: :yes: I'll hold your hair back with one hand and a bowl under your mouth with the other :sick007:
     
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    Have you been to Old Towne before? If not, hold on tight to your DH. It can be a bit scary at night.
     
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    :lol: that sure is a good friend! :p015:

    We've never been before.....all previous comments I've had about the place said it was ok and the locals were friendly :unsure:
    Scary as in......dark.....unfriendly folk.....likely to get dirty looks/face punched? :confused:
    I'm changing my itinerary....I may not be pretty but I don't want my face re-arranging for me :lol:
     
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    Looking good Diane.:yes:

    You lucky thing you, wish i was going for a month.
    Don't forget keep that :camera: charged up, we want loads of pics.
     
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    No, it's not a bad place Isafari. No rearranging of faces. :hug1: It can get a bit loud with drinking, but you don't have to hang in those areas.

    It's worth at least one visit.
     
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    will i fit in the suitcase diane :lol:
     
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    Phew....would rather have re arranged my itinerary than my face :lol:

    You will be fed up to the back teeth of photos when I get back Liz :yes:

    You will have to be on VERY good terms with Val and a few others then Tracy....there will definately be body contact with all of you in the case.
     
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    You have a very well organized itinerary Diane, congratulations!! :hug2:

    Aside from MNSSHP, we'll just go with the flow!
     
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    Whoa this is one busy holiday!! You're gonna need another holiday to recover :lol:
    Still, I'd rather be doing stuff than lying on a beach for 4 weeks so I'd be the same :yes:

    The first time I went to Florida, we stayed near Old Town and I vaguely remember the car parade thing. It was busy with lots of people just like a typical Saturday night. I have to say it wasn't really my cup of tea but you have to try these things don't you :)
     
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    Seems like an action packed and well organised trip Diane.
    Now I wonder why you are stopping off for a pizza. You`re not going to follow the delivery van this time are you? :lol:
    Oh, and who on Earth would text you at some un-godly hour? Tch, some folks eh? :wink:
     

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