I'm back!!! I never would've imagined Disney World was so amazing! I had so much fun and everything about Disney World really is "magical" :) I stayed at a Disney resort and Disney World is like a little world of its own! Here are some highlights of my vacation:
The first thing I saw when I arrived at Orlando airport were palm trees! I've never seen so many real palm trees in my life :) Following the night I arrived at Orlando my boyfriend and I rented a car to cruise around the shopping areas of Orlando such as Prime and Premium Outlet, Florida Mall, and my first visit to Ulta! The shopping malls and outlets are so huge! I walked into Ulta, stopped and stood at the entrance for 10 seconds taking in the wonderfulness of the store with my eyes sparkling hahaha. Ulta needs to open a store in Canada! I'll show all my Disney shopping loot in a following post :)
The next day we headed to Magic Kingdom where I was in complete happiness :) I love how Disney rides are so relaxing as you go along a scene and story line. We also purchased a dining plan (which is well worth it btw!) where I had salmon cakes at Liberty Tree Tavern and also had a buffet meal at the Crystal Palace. I also met Winnie the Pooh and friends at the Crystal Palace :) My favourite was the fireworks show - Wishes!
The next day we went to Epcot! We didn't even really finish walking through this park because we woke up a little late and lined up for 2 hours for Soarin' (no more fastpasses, which helps you cut the wait time). Which was pretty amazing but probably not worth 2 hours of lining up! We dined at Chefs de France that night where I had a very tasty and moist salmon (I love my salmon :p) IlluminNations was another spectacular fireworks show :)'
Hollywood Studios was our next stop the following day and thanks to my eavesdropping skills the previous day, I overheard a lady saying that fastpasses go quick for the Toy Story Midway Mania attraction so we headed straight to the ride right when we entered the park. True enough, we entered the park at around 9:30 and fastpasses were already up to 12:55 pm! Thank goodness we had a chance to go on that ride because it was my favourite out of all the Disney parks! It's a 4D ride, so 3D images + you get to play against someone using a bazooka plunger to shoot targets - I was totally beating my boyfriend but in the end he still beat me - so disappointed! lol. The Beauty and the Beast musical is one of my favourite musicals at the park, childhood memories :) My favourite show was also at this park - Fantasmic! There couldn't be a better name for this show :P
Animal Kingdom was the final park where I had a couple of screaming experiences (well, I scream at pretty much anything a little frightening). I screamed riding the Expedition Everest rollercoaster because you go backwards and ride through complete darkness not knowing what is going to happen! Another screamer was at Dinosaur where there are flashing lights and dinosaurs popping up everywhere O_O, I literally couldn't keep my eyes open for the whole ride because I was so freaked out haha. The last screamer was at the It's Tough to be a Bug 3D show where there are a few surprises that I won't ruin! But totally unexpected! We dined at a African buffet called the Tusker House Restaurant that night - MMmmmm :9
The last day at Orlando we headed to Old Key West Resort to have breakfast at Olivia's Breakfast where I had Banana Bread French Toast! Yep, thats right! It was definitely something interesting hehehe. I would love to have a resort at Disney, maybe one day! After Olivia's we headed to Downtown Disney where we purchased a few goodies from the World of Disney store and ate some pretty damn good fish and chips and chicken pot pie :) The next stop was to the Boardwalk where I made a reservation to Flying Fish Cafe. OH EM GEE, I had the most amazing red snapper with this sweet sauce! I'm already missing it :( We headed back to the Epcot after dinner to finish walking around the World Showcase and watched Illuminations again.
Overall, my Disney vacation was soOOoo amazing :) Everyone is so nice there, the sit down meals were so tasty, the attractions were magical, and I had such a memorable experience with my boyfriend! We're still humming and singing Disney songs :D