Finally, after 27 years of life, I made it to every kid’s dream: WALT DISNEY WORLD!!!
We met bright and early at Megan’s and were off — first stop, Hollywood Studios!
We had great amusement park weather — warm but not hot, and cloudy so we didn’t get crazy sun burned! :)
The Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster was my favorite ride at Hollywood Studios :) I love FAST roller coasters!!
LOL! I love roller coaster action photos.
I love how all the rides have themes and all sorts of fun entertainment. In Toy Story you got to shoot imaginary stuff during the ride!
Isn’t this creepy looking?? :)
After Hollywood Studios, we headed back to the car for LUNCH! The key to any amusement park, as far as I’m concerned, is to pack lunch and lots of snacks to save money (and not have to eat gross park food)!
We had a huge cooler full of goodies waiting in Megan’s trunk:
- Mixed nuts
- Baby carrots
- Turkey, swiss, avocado, tomato, spinach and mustard on whole wheat
- Kashi crackers
I ended up demolishing all of it throughout the day! The apple and the nuts were a mid morning snack, and the carrots, grapes, and sandwich were eaten during our lunch break:
After lunch, it was time for MAGIC KINGDOM!!!
I was like an excited 5 year old when I saw this sight for the first time:
I loved all the characters walking around with balloons :)
Magic Kingdom was really cool — definitely what you think of when you think of Disney :)
We went on Big Thunder Mountain, Haunted Mansion, and Pirates of the Caribbean! Pirates was my favorite — they literally have an entire world set up within the ride with all sorts of realistic figures and ships with fake cannonballs making huge splashes in the water around you, etc. So cool!
After Magic Kingdom, we headed to Epcot as our final stop for the night! Epcot is awesome — it’s built on a whopping 300 acres and features a “World Showcase,” which is a collection of shops, attractions, and restaurants representing 11 different countries. The different countries are all arranged around a beautiful lagoon! It was really cool :)
And there’s France!
We also found hedge sculptures of Beauty and the Beast :) How cool!
We ended up having dinner in “Morocco” :) They had an awesome vegetable platter that came with falafel on greens, tangerine couscous salad, hummus, tabouleh, lentil salad, marinated olives, and a pita! Yum!
Epcot was so beautiful at night with the sun setting :)
We were pooped after our long day of walking! We headed back to Megan’s and then… look who we found! Why, it’s Caitlin!
Katy, Megan, and I met her for a beer at a pub near Megan’s place :) I had a delicious cherry wheat beer, which I slowly sipped since I had to drive back to Tampa a couple hours later!
I’m off to get a quick workout in and then my mom and I are going to have an adventure! Check back later to see where we go!
Have you ever been to Disney World? How old were you? :)