Econo Lodge Inn & Suites International Drive
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Woke up to a freezing day. Drove to Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios and bought our tickets there. They were trialling a pre-booking system so we assigned timeslots for later in the day to skip the queue at three popular rides / activities - Toy Story 4D, Tower of Terror (an elevator - queue was 100 minutes by the end of the day) and the Stunt …
We caught a local bus down to SeaWorld and got there just as it was opening. Before I could get myself too scared we went straight to the Manta rollercoaster. I was getting so scared as we queued up, especially when there were 'technical difficulties' and people were stuck on the ride for 15 minutes - and we were next in line!
By the time …
Up early to walk to the car rental office, grabbing coffee and breakfast on the way. We were upgraded to an SUV, drove back to the hotel to check out and grab our bags, bought some snacks, and got on the road.
After a couple of hours we stopped at a highway plaza. These are set up at regular exits along the major highways and have food ( …
Early morning we got up as usual. Mom and I had a nice walk on the bridge next to the hotel. There wasn't much to see and the sun started to shine. So we return to our hotel. I was doing some research on where to visit in the morning when the deafening loud fire alarm sounds. It was a false alarm. Mom and I checked out shortly after that.
Our first vacation that was "just the two of us", we spent 5 days in Disney World (one of my favorite places in the world!) and - a first for me - stayed outside resort property at the EconoLodge Hawaiian Maingate - hey, it was $39 a night, we were broke college kids, and those park tickets are expensive!
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