While we were in Miami, we stayed in the Surfside area of Miami Beach. On our third day, Dave and I peeled ourselves from the sun loungers and took a little stroll in search of some lunch. We ended up in Flanigan's Seafood Bar and Grille. The restaurant felt so American to us visting Brits, with … Continue reading Flanigans Seafood Bar and Grille, Surfside
Animal Kingdom is an usual park, mixing rides with shows and animals. This was the last park we did as a family. The newly opened Pandora was our first stop. The whole area is based on the planet of Pandora from Avatar, and is incredible to see. The place is lush with plants, with amazing models of glowing plant … Continue reading Animal Kingdom
The Universal resort in Orlando is made up of three parks; Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay. We didn't bother with the water park, but we visited Studios and Islands. We started off at Islands of Adventure. Naturally, we headed straight for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. You step through an archway and are transported to … Continue reading Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure
Epcot is one of the most iconic Disney World parks. With the famous Spaceship Earth golf ball, and the lakeside World Showcase, I was super excited to visit this one. We started in Future World, which is decided to innovation and technology. We both really enjoyed the relaunched Mission Space, but beware if you have trouble with enclosed spaces. … Continue reading Eating and Drinking around Epcot
We couldn't be in America without visiting some of those classic American food joints. IHOP, or International House of Pancakes, was top of my list of places I wanted to try while we were stateside. We found the IHOP nearest our hotel, and set off on our last day in Orlando. We were planning to head back to the Magic … Continue reading IHOP, Orlando
Disney's Hollywood Studios is their movies themed park, home to zones themed on Star Wars and Pixar. This was our second park and the second I stepped through the gate and say the beautiful Hollywood Boulevard, I was hooked. The boulevard is all themed on the golden age of Hollywood, and retro obsessive that I … Continue reading Hollywood Studios
What better way to spend my first day in America than at the Magic Kingdom? Despite arriving in Orlando at about midnight, we were all wide awake at 7am and raring to go. Unfortunately, my excitement was thwarted by some much needed hire car admin (ours tried to break down on the drive from Miami, … Continue reading The Magic Kingdom
https://youtu.be/FEMHoqZfbnk The one with the trip to the Florida Mall, and the visit to Hollywood Studios, complete with Phantasmic.
https://youtu.be/jUdu508AJ-Y We arrive in America and head straight to the Magic Kingdom. We caught the Happily Ever After light show and the Kiss Goodnight.
I've written about the Doctor Who Experience before, but that was back in 2012, and it's changed a fair bit since then. The Experience is actually closing in September, with no word on what will happen to the contents (most of it is actually owned by private collectors, but hopefully a lot of it will … Continue reading Doctor Who Experience, Cardiff