Rich & Ann's American Adventure Pre-Trip Report!!
I have finally decided that since we are now under the 100 day mark, I would join in and start a pre trip report! :yes:
Like most other Brits with living so far away across The Pond, we don't get to visit as often as we would like. But when we do visit, we try to do it in style! :lol:
I can't believe how the time flies and how we were getting this excited for our October trip back in 2006. :dizzy: Just like that trip, it'll just be Ann and I... But we are hoping [and planning] on meeting other members & friends while we are there. :thumbs:
We fly out to Orlando from Manchester Airport on Sunday 21st September but our holiday will start the day before as we make our way to Manchester Airport for a nights stay at the Radisson there:
The reason for this is firstly to get in the holiday spirit - not that we'll need it and secondly, our flight is at 10.25am with a 3hour check-in. It'll save us getting up soooo early allowing us to get up around 7am, get the bags checked in, back to the Radisson for breakfast and then onwards through Passport Control and onto our plane.
We booked the holiday through Virgin Holidays. Working for one of Sir Richard's sister companies (Virgin Trains) we get great perks and discounts on all his brands! Needless to say we'll be flying on a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400 and have upgraded to Premium Economy sitting in the 'pod' of the aircraft:
We have not hired a car as we'll be spending all our time in one park or another. Therefore once we get to Orlando International, we'll be transported to our hotel by Mears Transportation. (All part of the holiday package).