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    Im off to Florida in August and can't wait.... BIG KID!!

    Got to lose as much as I can due to their food portion sizes

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    We went in December & it was brill all the Christmas decorations were out, Magic Kingdom was amazing, anyway, we ate at The Golden Corale, it's a buffet place, which is brill because you can chose what you eat, there is lots to chose from & it's quiet cheap $12.99 I think.

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    Yeah we're going to magic kingdom I so can't wait!!

    It's the first time I've been. Only got my first passport last year (I'm 39) and been to Turkey (marmaris) Egypt (sharm el Sheikh) already

    I'm so addicted now lol
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    We've been a few times & love it, we're going back Dec 13, there is so much more to Florida than just theme parks, we find we now get time to explore nature parks etc.

    Well you've certainly made use of your passport so far

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    Oh you will LOVE it! It's literally my favourite place can't wait. I'm going on the 27th July and can't wait. Like HappyHolidays says the Golden Corral is amazingly good value and the food is really yummy!
    I'd also recommend the Olive Garden (not sure it's v slimming world friendly but definitely for a treat )

    Have you planned what parks you're going to? We're only doing Universal, IOA and the 4 Disney Parks plus Typhoon Lagoon this year. We usually do Seaworld and Discovery Cove too (which if you have the chance you should DEFINITELY do...it's my favourite park)
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    Hehe I'm not sure exactly what we are doing yet Hubby's been before so kind of leaving it up to him. I still can't believe I'm actually going if I'm honest ?

    I want to go the place where they swim with dolphins but I think we may do that another time when we go on our own .... It's my dream to swim with dolphins!

    We've got a villa in rotonda which is a couple of hours away from the parks (its someone we know that owns it so FREE) so will be staying in a hotel for a few days.

    I so can't wait!!!

    Any suggestions of where to go, to eat or anything let me know I'm making a list do we can plan xx

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    Yep discovery cove is the place to go to swim with dolphins!

    I'd also say you should give the upside down house (think its called wonder works a try) it's not got enough in it to keep you going all day but definitely an evening after dinner.

    Will have a wee think about where else is good to eat. We tend to do golden corral, olive garden and then the oh so classy subway lol! Mixed in with local restaurants that I can't remember the names of!

    You'll honestly love it, there's nowhere else like it!
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    Yes Discovery Cove is worth the money, there are only a limited amount of people allowed in & they make you feel very special, I'd recommend going there if you wish to swim with dolphins.

    We eat either at Golden Coral (it suits the whole family) or wherever takes our fancy, we try & eat at Universal at least once during our stay, it's somewhere a bit special.

    As to the parks it's really whatever you fancy, they are all fantastic, nothing is left to the imagination, they seem to have thought about everything. The only thing I'd say is try & get there for the parks opening, they are always busy & the earlier you get there the better.

    We went to a few nature parks whilst there in December, they are amazing, we went to Kennedy Space Centre & Merrit Island, which are both amazing, & worth the drive there.

    Whatever you do you'll have a fantastic time, the Americans really know how to look after you

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    I went to Florida last year for the first time and love love loved it!! Amazing place. We are going again this year.

    I would recommend planning which parks you are going to daily, you can find calendars online that tell you which parks are best on what days depending on the time of year in terms of footfall. We did this and we managed to hit all the parks on quieter days and barely had to queue for anything. I would recommend Aquatica Water park too. Make sure you do the Magic Kingdom fireworks too....I almost cried watching them, completely magical.

    Make sure you have good holiday insurance too, I had BAD toothache during the holiday (nearly had to come home a week early) and wind up with a $600+ bill for a dentist...medical care is very expensive there as the is no NHS, it's all private!! $300 for just a consultation with a GP!!!

    Eating, I would recommend Bahama Breeze, fab for fish dishes and quite healthy AND tasty too. I would also advise trying Funnel Cake....I had no idea what it was, but it's a kind of giant doughnut nest covered in icing sugar and strawberry sauce (with strawberries in it) and squirty cream!! Mmmmm.....I'm salivating thinking about it!! Also, try Cheescake Factory at the Mall at Millenia, they have a whole A4 page of various different cheesecakes. They do proper food too and they give you tasty low calorie options too.

    I'm so excited to go back, its and awesome place, you will want to go every year after going once!!

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    Oh I went last September and going back September 2013. I can't wait. It's literally the most amazing place on earth. This time we are doing a week in Orlando and a week on Anna Maria island. So excited already and have 15 months to wait!!!

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    Exciting!!!!!!

    I'm going in August

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    I wish mine was sooner. I keep dreaming. If you can discovery cove is fantastic. The most magical place ever. All food and drink is included in the price and is really good food - plus you can swim with a dolphin

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsgosling3
    I wish mine was sooner. I keep dreaming. If you can discovery cove is fantastic. The most magical place ever. All food and drink is included in the price and is really good food - plus you can swim with a dolphin
    Yeah I've seen that on a DVD we ordered I really want to go there. We can't afford all the parks it's so hard to decide. There's me, hubby my 2 teenagers and hubby's 5 & 10 year old as you can see the age gap is huge so quite hard to please all!

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    When we went last year we did no Disney as we couldn't afford to do Disney and everything else so we shopped around and did sea world, aquatica, discovery cove and Busch gardens with one ticket and the double pass at universal. We also did an airboat ride and gatorland (both a waste of time imo) and kennedy space centre which was great....This time we are only in Orlando for a week so we are doing 2 days in Disney, discovery cove and aquatica and possibly sea world again and then a week of pure nothingness but beaches and boat trips.

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