jueves, 29 de julio de 2010

Florida's Trip 2nd Day- Animal Kingdom

After a not so good day my family and I woke up about 7 in the morning to start our day. We had a small breakfast at the Regency Club. For any of you who was wondering how is the club, is great it has a great space for sitting inside and outside. The breakfast might not be a lot but it had fruits, cereals, bagels, coffee, juices and some pastries, so it was quite good. What I really liked about the Club was the fact that they have a great Mac Computer and I just loved the idea.

We then went to the lobby and we bought the tickets for the parks with Mears Trasnportation at a good price, after that we took the shuttle of the hotel. They offer two different shuttles one two the Disney Ticket and Transportation Center, where then you take another bus, monorail, boat to a park, and to Sea World and Universal Studios. This day we were taking the one to Disney TTC. The ride was about 20 minutes, a bit long, and as soon as we arrived we needed to take another kind of transportation this day was Animal Kingdom and the only kind of transportation was the bus which we took and it was another 12 minutes ride.... Finally we arrived to the park to start our day :)

One thing to mention it was the temperature, it was very but very hot that's why we probably spent the first half and hour in the stores buying hats and a lot of water bottles .For this time I bought the "membership" of touring plans www.touringplans.com which is great because it provides you information of the parks such as when to go and to where to go so it's great. The plan that I chose was for Tweens, kids between 8-12 which is perfect for me, my daughter is 9 years old and my son is 14 years old. After we were all set we went to the Mount Everest Expedition, first we were going for the fastpass but because it was a short line we decided to get in line and it was quick. This attraction is THE BEST IN THE PARK. You really need to try this one.

The next attraction that we went where not in the same order as I write them down, but I remember going to Primeval Whirl, Dinosaur, Kali River Rapids where you really get wet and Kilimanjaro Rides.(see pics below) We also saw the play Finding Nemo and it was awesome. We had a lot of fun and we enjoyed a lot this park.but the attraction that I must enjoyed was Mount Everest. We also had lunch at the Tusker House which is a large buffet and the prices aren't too high and the food is very good.

We finish a bit early so we could have dinner at the Regency Club and sleep well, because the next day was going to be tired.....

Trip to Florida 2010-Day 1.

First Im going to put what I was supposed to do: Depart at 7:15 a.m. from Mexico City and arrive at 11:30 at Miami Airport, I would give about an hour or less for immigration and expected to be leaving with a rental car at 1:15 p.m. and heading to Miami. The trip will be about 4 hours and we will stop to eat. So we might have arrived at 6:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. but this is what happened.

We depart until 8:00 a.m., the airline was Mexicana (AA partners) and arrived until 12:00 p.m. :( And then the immigration O.M.G. I was 2 HOURS!!! and it might be bad luck, because I could see people from the same flight leaving 30 minutes to 10 minutes before me!! Still I think MIA has one of the worst immigration centers. All the rental car thing was good. I was taken by one of the "new" buses to the new Rental Car Center and it was nice!!! The only thing is that I had some kind of argument with another costumer because the moment I was approaching the car she came running and took the keys.... What ever. Because of the 2 times extra we went running for something to eat and after we went to Orlando and stopped twice in the road I was very tired. We finally got to the hotel at 8:15 p.m. and as I entered the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress I was amazed!

I had difficulties choosing the hotel but as far I think my option was good. I had a room in the Regency Club Level but actually the rooms are totally the same they just give you access to the Club in floor 12th. Because of the time we just went to the Club, and I need to say it's a very nice club, it might be a bit small but it has everything including a mac computer! I just took a coffee and some cookies :) while watching the Epcot fireworks show.

That was all my day, I was very mad that the plane arrived late and the 2 hours at the immigration but at least the hotel was great and the rooms too :)