Posted in Florida 2015

7th August 2015 (Day 15)-Magic Kingdom and Going Home

Our last day in Orlando!

hampton_inn_logoOur time at the Hampton Inn had been great.  The staff there were absolutely fantastic and so very friendly.

I’ve copied below my TripAdvisor review:

We booked the Hampton Inn because it appeared to be highly rated on a number of different review sites although we were a little worried that due to it’s low price it might be a bit tatty. I’m glad to say that we had a great stay and will definitely highly consider staying there again.

The staff were extremely friendly which made it feel especially welcoming. And a big thank you to Patrick who checked us in and was always extremely welcoming when we returned from a long day at the parks.

-The room was very clean and well maintained, with daily cleaning to a very high standard.
-Breakfast could be busy but there was a good selection, although our daughter wanted the Mickey waffles every day anyway.
-The pool isn’t huge but was always quiet in the evenings and most times we had it virtually to ourselves.
-Location is very close to Downtown Disney and not far from any of the parks (Magic Kingdom is furthest away and is about 20 minutes drive time).
-There are restaurants close by (mainly in the Crossroads complex) as well as being relatively close to those on International Drive.

We had a room on the 5th floor at the end of the corridor so was extremely quiet and we didn’t get disturbed once, but I would imagine that the ground floor (especially in the rooms between reception and the lifts) could be noisy.

Highly recommend this Hampton Inn and thank you to all the staff there for making our stay so enjoyable.

Hampton Inn
Hampton Inn
Hampton Inn
Hampton Inn

So we were really quite sad to leave.  Just took a few shots of the hotel on the way out.

Hampton Inn
Hampton Inn
Hampton Inn
Hampton Inn

magic-kingdom-logoWe had decided to spend a little time at the Magic Kingdom this morning and after packing everything into the teeny tiny car we had, which was quite a task as we now had an extra suitcase to get in, we headed down to the parks for the last time this trip.

The weather was a bit suspect so we had fingers crossed that it would be OK.

We had FastPasses for Dumbo as our first thing and headed through the park to get there. It was straight through the line and onto the ride, which in some ways was a pity as there is lots of play stuff inside the big top.  But we didn’t have lots of time in park today as we’d have to leave for the airport, so it meant we could spend time doing something else.

Dumbo
Dumbo

After the ride (I rode separately and ended up two behind as someone charged in front of me and grabbed the closest elephant). We had a look in the big top area and at the amazing cakes and candy apples.

Hmmm...cake
Hmmm…cake

Julia and Rosemary decided they wanted to ride Goofy’s Barnstormer, so I left them to it and took some pictures from the sidelines.

Goofy's Barnstormer
Goofy’s Barnstormer
Goofy's Barnstormer
Goofy’s Barnstormer

Our second FastPass was for Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin.  And Rosemary drank lots of blue Powerade.

 

Powerade
Powerade

To be honest I had no idea what we were meant to be doing, but we had lots of fun on the ride and tried to shoot pretty much everything we could.  Rosemary ended up in Zerg prison.

Zerg!
Zerg!

We got some lunch at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe and as we sat down the rain started.  And it came down heavier than probably any other point during our stay.  It kept going for quite some time as well and everyone was coming in to shelter.  We had a third FastPass for the Enchanted Tales with Belle and were beginning to think we wouldn’t make it there without being soaked, but it did stop and we managed to get to our slot.

Rosemary played Belle’s father and had to pretend to be in prison.

Enchanted Tales
Enchanted Tales
Enchanted Tales
Enchanted Tales

And that was the end of what we could squeeze in for the day and for our stay.  Just time to take a few last minute photos of a very wet Magic Kingdom on the way out.

Enchanted Tales
Enchanted Tales
Rapunzel's Tower
Rapunzel’s Tower
Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom

We headed from the park to the airport and dropped off our car and headed into the airport.  The security line and customs was all very painless and we flew out on time.

On our way home
On our way home

A great trip as ever!

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