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Photo TR: viking86 returns to Orlando

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 5:27 am
by viking86
For the first time in foreve..... errr, since September last year; I went BACK to Orlando!

Yes, that is correct folks! Ever since I visited Orlando back in September last year (read my trip report here) I knew I had to go back. However I had no idea it would happen so soon. It all started in early January, when I started looking at flight tickets and was surprised at the low cost. As there was no one on my friends list who had the possibility to go, I decided to look for people to meet up with here at the TPR forums. As response was quite good, I decided in late January to book the trip.

Fast forward a couple of months and I was all ready to go. So here it is folks, my trip report of what would become another amazing Orlando adventure, featuring great rides, fantastic people, silly people, queens and princesses, lying on grass, fireworks and lots of general awesomeness!

Day 1 - Travel (see below)
Day 2 - Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival
Day 4 - Busch Gardens Tampa and Downtown Disney
Day 4 - Magic Kingdom - First meeting with Elsa
Day 5 - Part 1 - Disney's Animal Kingdom
Day 5 - Part 2 - Magic Kingdom - So many girls...
Day 6 - Universal - quick report
Day 7 - EPCOT & Garbles joins the fun at Magic Kingdom
Day 8 - Sea World Orlando
Day 9 - Disney's Hollywood Studios
Day 10/11 - Last days of Disney before going home


Day 1 - travel day

In order to get from Bergen (Norway) to Orlando you have to travel for quite some time. So I’ll start off this trip report with a quick summary of my travel to get there.

Re: Photo TR: viking86 returns to Orlando

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 6:37 am
by Swede
Nice. Looking forward to this report. Orlando is one of those places I need to visit. Ever since that Harry Potter-land opened even the spouse wants to go there.

Re: Photo TR: viking86 returns to Orlando

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 6:40 am
by robbalvey
Yay! This should be a fun report!

Re: Photo TR: viking86 returns to Orlando

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 9:13 am
by viking86
As it was a long journey to get to Orlando and I arrived late, I figured it would be good to start with a relaxing stroll around EPCOT as that would allow me to sleep for some time in the morning. Well, that didn’t happen as I woke up super early due to the 6 hour time difference. As there was no reason to stay at the resort I decied to head out and I was inside the gates at EPCOT at 9:45 in the morning.

Overall I love EPCOT. There isn't a whole lot to do in terms of rides so I can understand that not everyone enjoys this park, but to me the park has such a unique and relaxing atmosphere that I have not experienced anywhere else.

In the evening I was joined by Robb, Tom and Jen for what would be the first of many great evenings!

Re: Photo TR: viking86 returns to Orlando

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 9:54 am
by _koppen
Awesome!

Re: Photo TR: viking86 returns to Orlando

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 8:14 pm
by Jakizle
Can't wait to see the rest of this report! It was fun hanging out a few nights =)

Re: Photo TR: viking86 returns to Orlando

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 8:18 pm
by DoinItForTheFame
Great photos! Can't wait to see more!

Re: Photo TR: viking86 returns to Orlando

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 9:48 pm
by bert425
amazing photos, and looks like you had a wonderful time.

Re: Photo TR: viking86 returns to Orlando

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 10:29 pm
by gerstlaueringvar
Great start! Can't wait to see the rest of your trip. =)

Re: Photo TR: viking86 returns to Orlando

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 8:25 am
by viking86
Thank you for the nice comments, I had a wonderful time indeed. Lots of good stuff coming up over the coming week.


Jakizle wrote:Can't wait to see the rest of this report! It was fun hanging out a few nights =)


It sure was a lot of fun!! ;)