Its finally here, our trip report.
Me - Kerry, 32
DH - Rob, 40
DD1 - Jessika, 13
DD2 - Emalie, 9
We would be staying at PC in two rooms for 16 days to take advantage of the value rates over the holiday period and then transferring to AKL in one room for 5 days, again at value rates. We were using the dining plan for all 21 days. We had the UK 21 day Ultimate ticket as this was only $16 more than a 14 day ticket but we had to get separate tickets (5 day with fun option this time) for our stay at AKL as we wanted to use the DDP. As we are going again in Dec 2006 we planning on using them then.
Day 1 16th Dec
Got up at 5.30, showered DH loaded car and drove us to Glasgow airport arrived at 7:40. Checked in for flight to Tampa via London Gatwick (LGW).
Left Glasgow at 9:05 arrived LGW at 10:30. We arrived at the wrong gate at LGW at the international side, DH said “Wouldn’t it be funny if that 777 next to us is our plane to Tampa”. After a long trip via the departure checkpoint we soon at our gate for our flight. It was the gate next to the one re arrived on, well at least we should have our luggage!.
We left LGW at 12.45 and arrived Tampa at 17:40 local time after uneventful 9 1/2 hour flight.:wacko: It took only 1 hour from landing to leaving in our hire car which we had to pick up just offsite. It was very smooth through immigration and customs, better than MCO, as only one international flight to deal with compared to at least 3 at MCO.
Picked up car and drove up the I4 to WDW.:mickey: We arrived at PC at 8:00 pm. Checked in, we were in the 80’s building on 4th floor with a view overlooking the parking lot. Made a quick trip to the food court for mugs and a drink before heading off to check out our rooms. We then unloaded car and sent DH for a pizza. By now it was 9:00pm and we were absolutely shattered and the bed was calling.:sleep::sleep: