Our 15 day holiday to Florida was once again a truly memorable experience and a trip of a lifetime for all of us. We met up the day before flying so as not to risk being late to the airport, to join our Virgin Atlantic flight to Orlando.
Our experience of running this holiday meant that upon our arrival into Orlando, we had quickly collected our minibus and were soon on our way to our luxury villas.
During our stay we only experienced one morning of bad weather when a storm passed over us! Otherwise it was blue skies and sunshine all the way.
This year we managed to go on even more rides than last year, visiting the 7 main parks - The Magic Kingdom, Disney Hollywood Studios, Disney Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Sea World, Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios. The trips to the parks were only interrupted by a day at Discovery Cove where we all swam with the dolphins, and a couple of days for shopping and swimming.
Not everyone wanted to go on the fast rides, but we all loved the many shows and everyone was brave going onto the "Harry Potter" ride in Islands of Adventure! There were not many rides that we didn't do, we loved all the favourites such as Pirates of the Caribbean, The Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain, Small World and Splash Mountain. The list just goes on and on! We saw many shows, several parades and met just about all of the Disney characters, most of whom we stopped and had photo's with.
During the two weeks we ate out most of the time, sampling many of the different restaurants Orlando has to offer. On a couple of occasions we took the opportunity to rest back at the villas and enjoyed talking about our days adventures whilst having a BBQ.
Our last night was also special as it was Pat's birthday so we all got dressed up and went to the 'Outback' for dinner.
We had a great time away and everyone came back talking about their next JollyDays Holiday!