9th April 2019 (Travel) Hi guys. Welcome to the first in a series of trip reports that I've been waiting to write for some time; yes, it's finally time for Florida 2019! Now, today is not going to be a park trip report, but more of a travel trip report, as I've noticed quite a few members tend to do those on big foreign trips. Anyway, before I ramble on for too long, we started our day extremely early by leaving our hotel and making our short journey to Manchester Airport. It was at this point that I started to regret wearing sandals, as it was freezing waiting for our shuttle bus to take us to the terminal! After we got there and got through customs, we ate some breakfast before making our way towards our plane. It was when I was greeted with this sight that the excitement really started to build: I won't lie, it really was quite exciting seeing that plane after waiting for so long to go on this holiday! After that, we got on the plane and set off on our 8.5 hour flight. That might sound like a long time, but it actually didn't feel too long compared to past Florida flights, which was good! As for the flight itself, it was perfectly nice; I spent my time reminding myself what a fantastic comedy film Johnny English Strikes Again is and reading a brilliant book about WDW! On a side note, I highly recommend Secret Stories of Walt Disney World by Jim Korkis; it's a fantastically informative book, and it taught me loads I didn't know! The best part of the whole flight, however, was when everyone cheered when we landed in Orlando; we even got some slight airtime during the landing! Anyway, after we got off the plane and got through customs, I was able to spend some time reacquainting myself with the Florida heat. Even though it is currently cooler out here than it is during our normal August Florida holidays, it is still 28 degrees and it still feels quite hot and humid! Hotter temperatures are apparently to come later in the trip, so I've got those to look forward to! Anyway, before I ramble on about temperature, we got into our car and drove towards our rental house for the next 10 days. After a reasonably long drive down the I-4, we reached our rental house, which is very nice, I must say: Have a picture of our rental car while I'm at it: So, I think that just about wraps up today's trip report! I know it's not the longest or most interesting trip report, but I wanted to do it to start the trip off so to speak. In terms of parks we're visiting on this trip, we have the 6 WDW parks booked and I'm super excited about those, but there may potentially be some other surprises along the way! I hope you guys enjoy reading my trip reports over the next 10 days, because I know I'll certainly enjoy writing them! Join me tomorrow for my first ever visit to the Magic Kingdom!