Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel
Travel Blogs from Altamonte Springs
As we approach the landing, I see the usual Florida landscape of dead, dieing, stunted, and misshapen trees. I'm not sure what great affliction strikes them all, but the Florida scenery seldom looks healthy. Flashbacks to the last time I was in this airport. The tram between the gates and the terminal, the terrible security line that I'll have to …
Morning temperature at 8:00 a.m. is 44F.
It's 8:45 and we are all packed, except for carry on.
Our Magical Express ride got us to the airport around 11:00 a.m. It was a bit of a hike to find the WestJet check-in counter; it was on the opposite side of the building and not marked from where we were let off. There were two lines, one for people with boarding passes and one without. We went in the 'without'. It was not moving; there was ...
... and it was all a little too patronising.
I had to check out the "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" playground (it was one of my favourite movies!) so we took some photos then headed over to "The Great Movie Ride" which was a bus ride through some old movies that were recreated through puppets and set.
"The Hollywood Tower of Terror" ride was next, and I hated it at Disneyland, and I certainly hated it at Disneyworld. It goes up and down, up and down. It's a ...
... of us considering the distance I should have traveled was fairly far.
The next day I was on my way to Disneyland where I got my creep on. I was that freaky foreigner that was at a family theme park by myself. Swetting profusely and having greasy hair from not showering due to laziness wasn't helping the situation at all. All in all I had fun though. I knew Disneyland was ...
Many kids were crying from being tired and overwhelmed...hey, even I felt a little tired by the end of the day...I carried a pedometer to count the distance I walked each day, and some days it counted 8-9 miles (12-14 km)...so, it's definitely not a leisurely stroll in a park...a little cocktail or two in the ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center