Day 1: Here We Go Again / H&H@TP 2017

Day 1 of Hibiscus & Holly At The Poly 2017, the latest of my Disney Trip Reports, is here! Today is travel day. We flew with British Airways to Orlando from Gatwick, and after smooth flight and picking up our rental car, we checked-in at Disney’s Polynesian.

The Trip Report Index tells you a bit about the planning of this trip, as well as some info about me and my family (the Cast Members!) In short you have me, Michelle; Steve, my husband, and Liam, my son. It also, of course, has the full list of days for Hibiscus & Holly At The Poly 2017.

Day 1: Here We Go Again / Hibiscus & Holly At The Poly Disney Trip Report 2017

Day 1: Travel Day – British Airways to Orlando

Check-in: Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows / Dinner from Captain Cook’s
December 7, 2017

You will be able to find all of the images from Hibiscus & Holly At The Poly 2017 in my Flickr Collection of albums from this trip. To see just today’s photos, you can view this Flickr Album.
Hibiscus & Holly At The Poly: Trip Report Index | Pre-Trip Report | About Us


After a good nights sleep at the Hilton London Gatwick Airport Hotel, we all got ourselves showered and dressed, and had breakfast in our room. Sadly for me, on this trip in particular I was very self conscious which is something I’ve not experience for years. Just a knock on effect of my anxiety and depression…

Breakfast was fine – standard hotel breakfast with the usual Full English staples, pastries, fruit etc. It was then one final check of the room to make sure we didn’t leave anything behind, and we made our way over to the airport.

Because we had already checked-in with our luggage the night before, we just had to go through security, which was very thorough. It doesn’t matter how many times you do this, or how well prepared you are by making sure you’ve got your liquids in a clear plastic bag and out of your hand luggage, as well as any electronics, belts, coins and shoes off… it’s still a nightmare. I know it has to be done, but it’s just so stressful!

Once through that we didn’t have to wait for too long to board the aircraft. As I had been given assistance we were able to board first. The distance from the waiting area to the actual gate was far! I am so glad I had that assistance as I really wouldn’t have made it.

» Continue reading Day 1 over at my Disney blog – Disney Tips & Trip Reports


Read about the day after:
Day 2: Tonight We Feast!
Magic Kingdom / Character Breakfast at Crystal Palace / Polynesian Twilight Feast (In-Room Dining)

Read about the day before:
Day 0: Headed South
Hilton London Gatwick Airport (South Terminal) / In-Room Dining

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