You’ve read it right! I went for a trip that I never would have imagined ever going…. DISNEY WORLD!!!
A few months ago when Mat said there will be a conference in Disney World, I said, “I’m definitely following you to THIS conference!!” So exciting!!!
However, the morning that we were suppose to fly did not start well. We were suppose to leave for the airport at 6am to catch the 9am flight. At 5am, I received a message that the flight has been delayed 3 hours. So, I thought it will be alright to go to the airport later. At 8am, out of curiosity, Mat called the airline to ask if we have to be at the airport to check in even though the flight has been delayed.
BAD NEWS! You still have to be at the airport and checked in for the original time! Our hearts dropped.
Anyway, to cut the story short, we made it to the airport by 8.45am, and the counter staff said… “It’s alright. The flight has been delayed.” I tell you…. we were both sooooo relieved! Lesson learnt, you still have to check in on time for the original flight time even though it has been delayed 3 hours.
We flew United Airways. The flight was good. I felt that the staff kept feeding me all the way to Orlando. We transit Newark Airport(in New York), because Mat didn’t want to transit in JFK, because of the security check nightmare stories. Newark Airport was ok. Immigration check and security check was pretty fast.
Upon reaching Orlando, we caught the free Disney Magical Express Bus to our hotel. It takes around 45 minutes from the airport to the hotel. You will be entertained with a mini quiz and Disney World adverts in the bus.
We stayed at the Disney Contemporary Hotel because that’s where Mat’s conference was held. I would not recommend this hotel if you’re going there for a holiday. Because we later found out there are nicer and cheaper Disney resorts dotted all around this place.
Upon checking in, we were given these Disney bands. Personalised. With our name printed under it. It’s our hotel key, our entrance ticket to all the Disney theme parks that we purchased, and, if you register your credit card to it, you can pay everything with this band. Very high tech!!
Just in case you’re thinking what if someone stole that band? Well, you have to register your finger print with it too. Smart eh? And scary at the same time. So much of my info in there.
Welcome to our hotel room. Too big! I only have enough body to sleep on one bed. But extremely comfortable. I miss the pillows. It was one of the best pillows I’ve ever slept on.
The bathroom. I can dance in there.
As you can see, this hotel is called Contemporary, and well, it’s contemporary designed. Very business-only kind of hotel. Well, Mat came here for a conference, and not to play…
It was a really tiring day. Have to sleep for an exciting day tomorrow!