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I was awake before 7:00, but it was after 8:30 before my guys got moving. We had cereal in the room and collected our supplies in the backpacks for the park. I decided on Magic Kingdom, since we planned on Disney Studios and Epcot on Tuesday. DH was driving and said I didn't need to be looking at a map, he knew where he needed to go ... however …
8 hours of driving today -- down through Georgia -- only just missing the traffic for the Atlanta Braves game -- crossing into Florida and g was pretty excited at that -- he thought we must be almost there now -- but another few hours after that! At least this time, we were early enough (but only just!) to stop at the OFFICIAL Florida Welcome …
Today we were headed to Kennedy Space Centre which is about an hour drive from Disney World. We arrived at about 11am and brought our tickets at the gate. We didn't really know what to expect so we wandered around looking at the early years of space travel and how much it has changed, we then stopped by information and she gave us a brochure and told us exactly what to do and what order and we are so glad she did otherwise we would have missed heaps of it. We ...
Day started slowly, all a bit tired. Took it easy getting from hotel in Titusville to new hotel near Universal World 45 min away. Checked in, then plan was to drop Caragh and kids at gate and Jason to drop off hire car nearby then taxi back to Universal. But....traffic getting there near gridlock, half an hour to travel 1.5km. Almost there when Jason took wrong turn, ended on freeway heading away from park! **** and double ****. Quick GPS work ...
... shortbread cream on top. By the afternoon, Harry Potter World was pretty crowded but even so, we still managed to do the ride a couple of times.
After a full day of walking around, we went out for dinner at Applebee's and it was really good. The ambience was great and the food was tasty and cheap compared to back home. It was only $62 for all of us for drinks and meals plus tip. Still, we couldn't get dinner out for that price at home.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Monumental MovieLand Orlando
The motel is situated directly opposite wet 'n wild and location is very good for all international drive activities, sea-world & universal studios. Shuttle bus service to universal provided, travel to Disney would have to be arranged independently. Hotel staff coped well with 'Hurricane Charley' and provided special restaurant facility for dining during the hurricane! Breakfast is also excellent value at $5 per adult and free for children.
Liked BWM till check out time
At 1st arrival our reservations were not correct. It took a lot of time to get things straightened out, but we were given an upgrade to a jacuzzi suite as an apology. Suite was very nice. At departure time we needed an one hr check out extension because flights were delayed due to G. W. Bush arrival. The management absolutely refused even though
I am very disabled and need to have my feet elevate to alleviate pain. No one there seemed to care, all over 1hr. I also might ad that we had been staying there for a week.
Very damp. not comfortable
I stayed here for 5 nights while visiting Parks in Orlando. The location is good. but hotel I was not too keen on. The room was big but damp. The airconditioning was outdated. Everytime we walked into the room their was a musty smell - I wasnt comfortable at all. It was a case of sleep and get out quick. bathroom was small and basic. price was ok i suppose but I would prefer to pay more for a comfortable room. we left with colds and sore throat.
Very Nice Basic Hotel
We stayed from 6/9/04-6/12/04 while visiting DisneyWorld and Universal. We spend most of the day at the parks so we were looking for a basic room with a nice pool at an exremely affordable price.
Hotel well kept, clean , nicely sized rooms .
I would recommend it if you are looking for cheap digs.
Good Hotel Great Location
Stayed in this hotel for 2 weeks in October 2003. The location is great - across the street from Wet n Wild, and 10 minutes walk to Universal Studios if you dont want to take the car. There are free shuttle buses to the theme parks and a Black Angus steakhouse on site, although many more restaurants nearby. Rooms are very clean and nicely decorated.
Didnt experience any noise, pool was not that busy either this time of year. Definitely go back again as it is great value.
Good Hotel close to the action
Stayed in November 2003. Excellent value for money. Good location on International Drive for all activities. Nice pool. Just make sure that you stay on the pool side of the hotel & not the motorway side as that its a bit noisy. We aksed to move rooms which they accepted without any arguments.
Not sure would stay here again
We stayed here in 2002 and were slightly dissapointed. Although the room was very spacious, the hotel in general was noisy and the fact that they do not offer any shuttle service to the parks makes getting to them very awkward if you are not driving. Pool was nice, but very busy and there is no restaurant in the hotel at all - or a bar. ok if you want VERY BASIC
Nice, but noisy!
We stayed for 3 nights in BW Movieland early October, after season.
The hotel is very solid, what you may expect from BW. Rooms are spacious, bath room is clean. The pool area with Tikibar is OK and the location on International Drive across Wet 'n Wild is good.
But don't go here if you also want to enjoy your rest.
The doors let through a lot of noise and the tiles in the entree part of the room improve the effect. I woke all days around 7 in the morning because of playing kids and slamming doors, which is not my idea of holiday.
Without the noise it would be a more than average hotel.
Las Palmas is a friendly hotel with clean, comfortable rooms, a good sized pool and a restaurant offering a wide variety of excellent dishes right on the premises. It is an ideal base from which to visit the theme parks and the various attractions on International drive. We were pleased to see the extensive refurbishments and improvements on our second visit in April 2001, just one year after we first stayed in the hotel. I highly recommned it.