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Off to Florida ...........

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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
Going to Florida this saturday for a week.

Will be doing magic kindom, kennedy space centre, blizzard beach, MGM, islands of adventure, and SHOPPING !!!!! lol

We are staying at the fountains resort, has anyone stopped here before?

Very excited..... :-) Oh and it's nice and hot ....
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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#1
Am I jealous??

YES!!! :x

Have a good time, spend some money for me won't you? :-D
#2
BEANZ-ON-TOAST
Am I jealous??

YES!!! :x

Have a good time, spend some money for me won't you? :-D


Anything specific ?
#3
WOW thats a lot to do in a week
#4
Credit crunch? Wassat then?
#5
leeway
WOW thats a lot to do in a week


Nah, get up early and make the most of the time .... no messing :-D
#6
Clothes, shoes and perfume will do very nicely thank you. Only the very expensive stuff mind you :thumbsup:

I think you should bring back everyone on HOTUK a nice souvenir...
#7
kyalion
Credit crunch? Wassat then?


;-) ..
#8
BEANZ-ON-TOAST
Clothes, shoes and perfume will do very nicely thank you. Only the very expensive stuff mind you :thumbsup:

I think you should bring back everyone on HOTUK a nice souvenir...


Funnily enough, thats exactly what the missus is hoping to bring back !! :w00t:
#9
i go for 2 weeks on the 6 nov. cant wait let me know what the weathers like when u get back lol.
have fun and save me some bargains
#10
taco bel mmmmml - wish I were going - cheapest place to eat and the best if you love Mexican try the Chaluppas (vegetarian ones) approx $1
and the lazy river, house of Blues Gospel Brunch, expensive but worth it as a one time only treat ot wa 83% at 9.00 p.m. the other night over there - I have a desktop temp thingy for Orlando and the difference bettween Orlando and Swansea have an amazing time, im, sure you will
banned#11
Why do people on here always need to advertise that they are going to Florida?
#12
because we ar excited thats all.
mine has been booked for 18 months(gave me time to pay for it bit at a time lol)
banned#13
but the traffic to the airport, the airport queues the 8 hour flight the strip search then the airport queues again, then you're only there for a week??? if I was going I would go for a month and some at least make the whole hassle worth it.

But I've got a criminal record from when I was 11 so can't go anyway.
#14
Bring me back asome lucky charms cereal
#15
lumoruk
but the traffic to the airport, the airport queues the 8 hour flight the strip search then the airport queues again, then you're only there for a week??? if I was going I would go for a month and some at least make the whole hassle worth it.

But I've got a criminal record from when I was 11 so can't go anyway.


No hassle for me at all ...... Maybe i should stay at home and go to work every day in the cold.. :roll:
banned#16
smithyp1
No hassle for me at all ...... Maybe i should stay at home and go to work every day in the cold.. :roll:


it's hardly everyday, sometimes it's as little as twice a week :-D
#17
lumoruk
it's hardly everyday, sometimes it's as little as twice a week :-D


;-) :thumbsup:
#18
lumoruk
but the traffic to the airport, the airport queues the 8 hour flight the strip search then the airport queues again, then you're only there for a week??? if I was going I would go for a month and some at least make the whole hassle worth it.

But I've got a criminal record from when I was 11 so can't go anyway.


You can still go with a criminal record i was there just 2 weeks ago and i have a criminal record !!
#19
awww<<<<< so jealous..... get a nice tan for me :thumbsup:
hope you have a fab time :-D
#20
Have a brill time, enjoy yourself and safe journey
#21
i would recomend skipping the space centre, it's a long drive out, and tbh not really all that worth it on a weeks trip. we only went because we were there for 3 weeks, and felt we had time
#22
Kitten13
i would recomend skipping the space centre, it's a long drive out, and tbh not really all that worth it on a weeks trip. we only went because we were there for 3 weeks, and felt we had time



This is only my 2nd time....my girlfriends 8th....we didnt go last time to kennedy but the missus really enjoyed her previous visits and said its nice to say you have been etc...also, were hiring a pontiac v6 to drive round in so the drive to kennedy i'm really looking forward to.
I love driving in america.
[mod]#23
Have a superb time!
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i go every year to Florida on Boxing day (last 8 years anyway) and away again this year!--cant wait !
Fountains is a great location and the quality of the "rooms" is great. What you need to be careful of is the position of the "block" you are put in. There is still a lot of building going on and they tend to put people in a bad block for the 1st week and then move them for their 2nd week---no good for you !

Too many gr8 places to go to mention---def do Kennedy--its superbly presented and only 45mins drive from where youre staying.
Make sure you eat in a Hooters bar---great food, good Bud and a couple of other interesting pointers for going !

enjoy and tell Mickey ill see him in 65 days!
banned#25
smithyp1
.we didnt go last time to kennedy but the missus really enjoyed her previous visists and said its nice to say you have been.


Yeah that's what I said when I popped into the red light district in Amsterdam on my road trip round Europe :oops:
#26
kie9ward
i go every year to Florida on Boxing day (last 8 years anyway) and away again this year!--cant wait !
Fountains is a great location and the quality of the "rooms" is great. What you need to be careful of is the position of the "block" you are put in. There is still a lot of building going on and they tend to put people in a bad block for the 1st week and then move them for their 2nd week---no good for you !

Too many gr8 places to go to mention---def do Kennedy--its superbly presented and only 45mins drive from where youre staying.
Make sure you eat in a Hooters bar---great food, good Bud and a couple of other interesting pointers for going !

enjoy and tell Mickey ill see him in 65 days!


We have been checking tripadvisor and the fountains has got excellent reviews......

Thanks for the info :thumbsup:

Hard Rock at MGM will be on the list of places to eat......mmmm fajitas !!!!!
#27
Has anyone been to Aquatica ?
#28
Have a really good time and say hi from us if you bump into Bitsey.
Have you already got your tickets for the attractions? What exchange rate did you manage to get for dollars?
#29
chesso
Have a really good time and say hi from us if you bump into Bitsey.
Have you already got your tickets for the attractions? What exchange rate did you manage to get for dollars?


Yes, we already have all the tickets and currency, not sure what rate we got on the dollars though....we got them a while ago so the rate was a bit better than it is now.
1 Like #30
smithyp1
Yes, we already have all the tickets and currency, not sure what rate we got on the dollars though....we got them a while ago so the rate was a bit better than it is now.


um ... thought you might say that. It's sickeningly low now.:x
Glad things have vastly improved since you were really down in the dumps some while back.:thumbsup:
Yes, Kennedy is really good.
banned#31
Pah... Florida... its Mickey Mouse I tell ya!!!!!!!


(PS - I love Mickey Mouse!!!!)


Have a good trip!
banned#32
smithyp1
Yes, we already have all the tickets and currency, not sure what rate we got on the dollars though....we got them a while ago so the rate was a bit better than it is now.


Hopefully you bought using crown exchange and got over $2 to the £1. (ie pay in advance and get a far better rate than the current exchange at the time.)

I posted it as a deal - you'd be amaised at the number of people saying it was pointless to do so! Guess they were wrong!
#33
guv
Hopefully you bought using crown exchange and got over $2 to the £1. (ie pay in advance and get a far better rate than the current exchange at the time.)

I posted it as a deal - you'd be amaised at the number of people saying it was pointless to do so! Guess they were wrong!

I didn't see that. $2 :w00t:
Suppose that advance means months ago!!
banned#34
chesso
I didn't see that. $2 :w00t:
Suppose that advance means months ago!!


Yeh it was a while back. Best rate ATM appears to be $1.75

The people saying it was pointless were saying "I use my card and get a great rate". I'd image the rate given 6 months ago for purchase now would still have been $2.

I've still got $1500 sitting in my safe here to get rid of! Got no intention of going back to the US - well at least for the forseeable future. At least I've made a profit now!:thumbsup:
#35
guv, my problem with crown is there seems to be no guarantee if they go under?
banned#36
risley
guv, my problem with crown is there seems to be no guarantee if they go under?


Fair point. Nothing I can really say on that. But they have been around for years - and yets be fair, its only recently that anyone had concerns about banks as we now have.
#37
guv
Yeh it was a while back. Best rate ATM appears to be $1.75
The people saying it was pointless were saying "I use my card and get a great rate". I'd image the rate given 6 months ago for purchase now would still have been $2.
I've still got $1500 sitting in my safe here to get rid of! Got no intention of going back to the US - well at least for the forseeable future. At least I've made a profit now!:thumbsup:


What a shame. We did think about getting dollars at a good rate ages ago but on the 'we don't have a crystal ball' theory, did nothing!! Perhaps I'll have to stalk you so that I don't miss anything in the future. Safe - is that really safe or shall I take care of them? The dollar could slump.
#38
you'll be there for universals halloween horrors!!!!
Make sure you go!!!

It's incredible
#39
Couple of pointers from above posts:

MGM dont officially exist anymore...it was rebranded Hollywood Sudios in January 08 (i was there on 7th when it relaunched!)
There is no Hard Rock at MGM / Hollywood---the HardRock is outside Universal at City Walk---well worth a visit---and check outtheir lunchtime offers....cheap and far less busy--a good chance to take in all the stuff on display.
Use the "call ahead" option that all the major eateries use.....if there is any wait time when you arrive they immediately half it if you have "called ahead"--handy if you there at busy time.
#40
chesso
um ... thought you might say that. It's sickeningly low now.:x
Glad things have vastly improved since you were really down in the dumps some while back.:thumbsup:
Yes, Kennedy is really good.


Thankyou :thumbsup:

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