Thursday, September 30, 2010

LAST DAYAT HARD ROCK! [USA Time: Mon, 27th Sept 2010]

This was a sad day to check out of the Hard Rock Hotel - the staff were great and we had a very cruisy time staying and enjoying the benefits of on site accomodation.
Today Hollie went for a swim and I updated the blog a  little. We have been having difficulty using the Internet as we could only access it from  downstairs in the lobby or by the pool. This has meant getting back late then not being able to go online while in our room.
So after some lunch headed 25minutes further down the line and checked into the Disney Downtown Holiday Inn. Lovely and clean and newly refurbished -and way cheaper than Hard Rock Hotel!

After a one hour rest we headed off to the Magic Kingdom on one of the shuttle buses that serve the Hotel.
It takes about 20 minutes to Magic Kingdom Ticket and Transportation centre and from there you catch a Monorail which takes you into the actual heart of  MK.  Feels like a bit of a mission but it is airconditioned the whole way and offers respite from the ever constant heat!
We arrive at 4pm and go hard with as much as we can fit in before 9pm.  We manage most of Adventureland with a walk-through of an awesome replica of the Swiss family Robinsons treehouse home and jump on board a ride through the Pirates of the Carribean with Jack Sparrow!
It is soooo hot today and we are really feeling the heat - can't seem to get enough relief but continue on. At 8pm is the Main Street Electrical parade which is outstanding - Disney really know how to put on a spectacular show - it winds its way through the pathways of the magic Kingdom with thousands and thousands of people along the sides watching with awe. At 9pm the Wishes Night time spectacular starts - an amazing 20 minutes of fantastic fireworks to music - makes Brooklands Bowl Xmas fireworks look exceedingly amateurish!
We bolt hotel bound onto the Monorail and catch the connecting bus and manage to reach our Hotel room by 10pm - knackered! But what a great day.
Photos below:
The view down to the pool from the 11th floor at Holiday Inn

Exceedingly patriotic American Eagle as the finale!

No Magic Kingdom is complete without a pretty Castle!

1 comment:

  1. hi lee and hollie
    pics look good and sounds like you are having fun. all is good hear with the sun finally coming out today yeh and looks like we will be getting a good weekend as well. tom got his certificates for completing his apprenticeship and he is rapt. well have to go it 10-30pm here and this is the second time writing this as i managed to lose the last one must be doing something wrong anyway keep up the good blogs c u kp and jo