The Plan…it’s not set in stone and liable to change! | Pre-Trip Report 2013

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We’re nearly there…not long now until we go and it’s about time I rounded up my Back to the Magic Pre Trip Report and let you know the plan!

We had a plan last time we went in 2011, but it did get switched around as the days went by. It’s quite likely the same will happen again! I’ve written about Walt Disney World/Orlando holiday planning recently too, so I’m hoping I took my own advice with the plan for our 2013 trip (^_^)

We are really lucky to be able to go on holiday for 3 weeks – it gives us time to explore and do lots of things without feeling too rushed. I plan in rest days/mornings/afternoons in among all the busy theme parking we will be doing. I also plan to be doing a little bit more exploring of the parks this time around, having been given a book called “The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World” (hubs ordered it for me and it arrived today – just in time!)

Sadly, I didn’t lose the weight I had wanted to for this trip. I could kick and beat myself up about it (believe me, I have done so already) and the two rides that were off limits for me last time – The Mummy ride at Universal Studios and Forbidden Journey at Islands of Adventure, will again be off limits for me. But I should be fine with everything else.I know that I’m not the only plus sizer out there that worries about fitting on rides, so don’t you worry, in my forthcoming trip report (that I’ll write in the Autumn), you’ll get a plus sizer ride guide again :)

Right, so on with the plan! I may switch things around when we get there – it will depend on how we feel on the day…we’ve got a 21 day Disney pass this time around, so we can make full use of that the whole time we are there. The other tickets are 14 day tickets and we’ll activate those later in our holiday. We bought our tickets from Attraction Tickets Direct as we did in 2011.


Day 1 – Arrive in Orlando – pick up the car, drive to the villa, go to Walmart for provisions, eat, sleep!

Day 2 – Magic Kingdom – character lunch with Pooh and Pals at Crystal Palace

Day 3 – Animal Kingdom – character breakfast at Tusker House

Day 4 – Free day – dinner at ‘Ohanas [Polynesian Resort]. Watch Wishes Fireworks from the beach


Day 5 – Gospel Brunch at House of Blues – meet up with our Floridian friends :)

Day 6 – Hollywood Studios – dinner at Bahama Breeze with friends from the UK who are holidaying at the same time as us :)

Day 7 – Kitchen Sink at Beaches & Cream with UK friends. Epcot World Showcase. Dinner at Biergarten.

Day 8 – Aquatica – Banana Beach Cookout

IMG_4628Day 9 – SeaWorld – dinner at Red Lobster

Day 10 – Islands of Adventure – dinner at Bubba Gumps Shrimp Co.

Day 11 – Universal Studios – dinner at Maragritaville

Day 12 – Free day – dinner at Manny’s Chop House

Day 13 – Epcot – dinner at Sweet Tomatoes

P1000313Day 14 – Magic Kingdom – dinner at Chilis

Day 15 – Blizzard Beach / Typhoon Lagoon

Day 16 – Universal Studios and/or Islands of Adventure

Day 17 – Character Breakfast at Chef Mickey’s [Contemporary Resort]. A little resort hopping! Dinner at Boma [Animal Kingdom Lodge]

Day 18 – Boggy Creek Airboat Ride – Dinner at Boston Lobster Feast

Day 19 – Free Day

P1040357Day 20 – Discovery Cove [non-swim]

Day 21 – Hollywood Studios – Dinner at our favourite restaurant of the holiday!

Day 22 – Breakfast Rainforest Cafe at Animal Kingdom. Fly home….

And with our return I’ll be writing up 2013’s Walt Disney World/Orlando Trip Report and start the planning for our next trip!!!

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