Hey guys & welcome to ourFlorida travel day so it’s travel day ekkk it’s finally arrived & im soo frickn excited .
Myself & Paul have been to Orlando about 4 times together & I’ve been going since I can remember & still can’t get enough.
We booked with cassidy travel & we’ve loved the easy of paying a small deposit & have time to pay the remainder & we also bought our park tickets through them which was sooo handy. Cassidy travel kindly given me a Discount off Orlando holidays with the code LORNAJANE , you get up to 5% off when you book direct Cassidy travel ( this is not an affiliate link so I don’t make any money from it ).
The day started super early 2.20am off to the airport pretty uneventful & had a great check in with aer lingus really quick & easy . Then onto security 10 mins & all done bit of duty free shopping with a moany Paul , I may have taken a while to pick my perfume out oops.
Then we had breakfast & it was grand but Paul surprised me with an Alex and ani deathly hallows bracelet, I was so shook omg !! He’s the cutest.
We boarded our flight to Manchester & it was a quick 40 mins & a really smooth flight. Then the problems started. We were told by aer lingus that there’s a connection for transfers in Manchester but the bus took us straight to the exit & we had to go through check in & bag drop again after we’d already done it in Dublin
Luckily I found an amazing virgin Atlantic employee who checked us in at the premium check in so no waiting ekkk then onto security another disaster we’ll kinda compared to Dublin it’s very stressful.
In Dublin it’s only I pads , laptops etc that need to be removed from your bags but in Manchester even my curlers & straighteners had to be removed & I bought duty free in Dublin , it was put in a sealed bag & marked do not open until final destination. The lady in security in Manchester insisted I open a bottle of €155 perfume & she then nearly dropped it.When I said it to her she was like I didn’t ok but I just saw you , anyways i was then pulled over for more checks. Anyone connecting in Manchester just be aware that it’s more strict then Dublin & actually quite stressful.
When I was finally got through my containers with all my belongs camera , passport , phone & electronics just sitting on a bench , literally anyone could have taken anything just sitting there , not very professional in my eyes.
We then went to the lounge area & waited for our gate to be called & it was all pretty quick from there , our flight left form A6 which is a bit of a trek.
8.30 hours in the air & 3 movies down we landed in MCO , we were 30 mins early but 3 others planes arrived together so about 2 hours waiting & then our bag belt broke & it took forever to get our cases.
Finally made it out to Lyft pick up area & got a Lyft. The app said $26.99 from mco to avant resort but we were actually charged $46 not sure how that happened or what to do really ?
Anyways we had a great check in & our room is perfect for us two , two queen beds . We got changed & hit the pool straight away, literally feels like you’re inside an oven today
definitely not complaining ekkkkk a few cocktails later & we go to get dressed for dinner in Bahama breeze.
We bought had firecracker shrimp(my all time fav) & the bahamarita & Paul got the track chicken salad, 10 out of 10 for us.
We went into a few gift shops along i drive before bed at 8.30 we couldn’t stay up any longer plus we’ve volcano bay tomorrow