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Ryan, Megan, Alex, and Katie's Central Florida Itinerary
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - Sunday, December 6, 2015

Howdy! Here it is - our very last plane trip of the year. This time, we'll be trading the colder temperatures of Maryland for the warmer climate of Florida. We're flying into Tampa, but that city will be short-lived, as we'll be spending almost the entire trip in Orlando (we love you, Orlando! SeaWorld and Disney and putt-putt golfing!). We'll spend Thursday and Friday in Disney World, and Saturday at Universal Studios. Then, we come home early Sunday morning. The weather is looking a bit rainy, but hopefully we'll avoid getting drenched. Let's go!
~ Ryan

All times are local to the particular city. This trip will take place entirely in the Eastern Time Zone.

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*** OUTBOUND ***
  Flight 1/1 (nonstop): Thursday, December 3, 2015 -  TRACK IT!
  Southwest Airlines - Flight 558 (Baltimore to Tampa)
  DEPART Baltimore, MD (BWI) at 8:15 AM
  ARRIVE Tampa, FL (TPA) at 10:45 AM
  POSITION - Ryan: A28, Megan: A29, Alex: A30, Katie: N/A
  AIRCRAFT - Boeing 737-700

*** INBOUND ***
  Flight 1/1 (nonstop): Sunday, December 6, 2015 -  TRACK IT!
  Southwest Airlines - Flight 2144 (Tampa to Baltimore)
  DEPART Tampa, FL (TPA) at 8:40 AM
  ARRIVE Baltimore, MD (BWI) at 10:55 AM
  POSITION - Ryan: TBD, Megan: TBD, Alex: TBD, Katie: N/A
  AIRCRAFT - Boeing 737-700


Hotel: Night 1 - December 3, 2015
Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista
12191 South Apopka Vineland Road
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32836
Phone: 1-407-239-1115
Room Type: Guest room, 2 Queen


Hotel: Night 2 - December 4, 2015
Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando Ocoee
10971 West Colonial Drive
Ocoee, FL 34761
Phone: 1-407-573-1010
Room Type: Guest room, 1 King


Hotel: Night 3 - December 5, 2015
Tampa Airport Marriott
4200 George J. Bean Parkway
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: 1-813-879-5151
Room Type: Guest room, 2 Queen


Car Rental: December 3 (10:30 AM) - December 5 (11:30 PM)
Alamo Rent A Car
4030 George J Bean Pkwy
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: 1-888-826-6893
Car Type: Fullsize (Ford Fusion or similar)





Note: The numbers in the itinerary correspond to the map at the bottom. For context, this section was written by Ryan.

Please note that times are ESTIMATES only to give you an idea of what our original plans were. We get distracted and detoured easily, so just check the webcam and/or GPS tracker to get an idea of where we really are.

Thursday, December 3 Find more about Weather in Tampa, FL
Here we go! After a typical night of little-to-no sleep before our trip, we'll skip work head to the airport in the morning, braving rush-hour traffic. We land in Tampa just before 11am, and we'll grab our rental car and make the 1-hour drive to Orlando (this time with our very own Sunpass!). By the time all that is done, it should be around 1pm, and I'm really hoping that Alex and Katie are able to squeeze in a nap. If not, we'll check into our hotel a bit early and try to get some sleep. By around 3:30, we'll head over to Magic Kingdom. We have tickets to Mickey's Christmas Party, which starts in the evening and runs until midnight. Hence, I really hope the kids can squeeze in a nap. We haven't told them where we are going, hoping that the excitement won't keep them awake! After Disney, we'll go back to our hotel sometime late in the evening to get some real sleep.

Friday, December 4 Find more about Weather in Orlando, FL
Today is Disney - just Disney. We start the day in Epcot and end the day in Hollywood Studios. And that's it! Our hotel will be a bit north of the theme park for the evening.

Saturday, December 5 Find more about Weather in Orlando, FL
Today is Universal Studios - I think. We didn't pre-purchase tickets, but at least our current plan is to hop between their two theme parks for the day. If not, we might check out SeaWorld or another local park. Either way, by late evening, we'll be in the car back to Tampa. Already??

Sunday, December 6 Find more about Weather in Tampa, FL
The party's over... We'll wake up in a Marriott that's connected to Tampa Airport, so we truly aren't doing anything today other than waking up, grabbing breakfast, and walking to our plane. Our goal is to return the rental car the night before, so that's one last thing to worry about. And that's all, folks!





And if that's not good enough, we've still got our guesstimated route highlighted below...






Just as before, these are some links where you might be able to track our flight. With all of these sites, be sure to hit refresh (F5) and click 'Retry' as applicable to view the latest information.

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