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Florida, Swim with the Dolphins with Colin & Pat

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!


Euro Disney with Adrian & Mags

What an amazing time we had at Euro Disney!  We we're all so excited to take our first steps into the park and see all the wonderful characters.  It was such a fantastic experience walking through the gate and up into Main Street.  We went on most of the rides and got lots of the characters autographs.  They were all extremely kind to us and spent lots of time posing for photos with us!  We watched the Disney Parade go by which was a magical experience for everybody.  

We went tot he universal studios where we watched an incredible motor stunt show, where we got to see how an action scene from a movie is made!  It was so interesting and thrilling to watch!  We were all itching to buy some souvenirs and gifts to take home so we all did a spot of shopping in the amazing Disney shops.  What an enchanting few days away!  Everyone said how much they loved it and wanted to come back next year!

Center Parcs with Phil & Jeanette

 We were all so excited for our Center Parcs experience!  We were staying in truly beautiful lodges in a lovely pine forest.  We had a lake right outside our lodge, and we saw lots of wildlife.  The ducks often came up to say hello!  We did some brilliant things during our week away.
We had a brilliant game of ten pin bowling, played crazy golf, went swimming and even played some snooker!  We also played badminton, table tennis and outdoor bowls!  We did lots of dancing in the evenings and ate some beautiful food.  We all had such a good time away and want to come back again next year!