We’re Off to See the Mouse!

Mickey Head Blank PlainToday I am excited to the point of giddiness because we are officially off to Florida!!

I have wanted to go to Florida since I knew that Mickey Mouse lived there so I had been planning an October 2016 trip for after I graduate. Then my Mum caught the Florida bug off me and wanted me to price up a trip for them. It then turned into a joint trip and we’re all sharing a villa instead of Gaz and I being in a hotel. This way, we get our own pool and a cozier room as well as it saving us quite a bit of money! Win!

We found a villa yesterday that looks lovely – some of the bedrooms lead out to the pool area – how cool is that?! So Orange Tree will be our base for exploring Orlando and all the parks. Looking at the maps it’s only a 17 minute drive to the Magic Kingdom! I’ve already driven to the nearest McDonald’s and Walmart on Google’s Street View and explored which restaurants are close to the villa (because I’m that sad and I love food!) The October 2016 dates weren’t out yet for the villa but my mum emailed the owner who gave us a quote and subsequently let us book the dates we wanted. I thought that was lovely of them! Last night they put the deposit down and made it official!

My Florida Planning Checklist now stands at:
Car Hire
Park Tickets
Spending Money
Extra Tickets: Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Cirque du Soleil, Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party, Kennedy Space Centre and maybe Halloween Horror Nights and the Wild Africa Trek at the Animal Kingdom.

So much to save for on a student budget makes me a teeny bit grateful for the 2 year wait!

Some of you may have noticed my new countdown at the bottom of my sidebar! Our Florida dates are 10th October 2016 – 31st October 2016 which means the countdown starts at 2 years and 2 months away! With 2 years of uni to get through I’m sure it will fly by!

This will be our first trip to Florida (I’m hoping the first of many) so I’m happy that we’re going to get to share the experience together.

A 2 year wait for the best 3 weeks ever will be completely worth it! ❤