A month ago I went to Disney World with my boo, our first trip together even though we have been together forever. It was awesome to say the least! I didn’t quite know what to expect since I hadn’t stepped foot on the campus since I was 3!! It was a great treat. 😊😊😊
Once we got off the plane, we already had fun stuff planned! We went to Disney Springs to hang out and go to shops, and there were tons of shops and food places. Oakley, Coach, Pandora, just to name a few. It’s the place to be for young adults in the area. We ate at a fancy restaurant called the BOATHOUSE Dinner, which was nice and we ate outside, watching boats go by. The waiter was very cool, and the honey rolls of bread appetizer was to die for…. I loved it and I’m not even a bread person.
The first day (actually entering the parks, I mean) we checked out Animal kingdom, which might just be my fave. of the parks due to all the chill animal stuff. I really didn’t know how big the parks would be and this kingdom was one of the larger, spread out ones; it was pretty easy to get turned around in this one. There were all kinds of stuffed animals, Pocahontas stuff, Simba merch, and a nice restaurant called the Rainforest Cafe. We rode an uber scary water ride called Forbidden Everest, I think. It has a yeti theme and went up, down, backwards, etc. We did the Killamanjaro bus ride, where the animals were so close, it was epic! The Kali rapids ride had a few nice splashes but nothing as crazy as the first ride. That night we got to view a light show, which was very easy on the peepers.
On the second day, we ventured to the romantic, girly-princess, OG park: The Magical Kingdom. This is the place that was so crowded, people were laying in the grass, shoulder to shoulder, crowded. Elsa, Anna, Goofy, Pluto, Minnie, and Mickey were singing and dancing to “Let it go” and other songs which I can’t recall atm. The shops had gorgeous Dooney and Bourke handbags, Christmas ornaments, kitchen decor, and fancy dresses. We participated in the Haunted mansion, pirates of the Caribbean, a carousel, and rode a tripple decker steamboat! It was the most beautiful. We had a fantastic late lunch in the crystal palace, where the food was the best out of all the food around there and we got to meet Winnie the Pooh and friends!!!! This was definitely my favorite part of the whole trip!!!!!! 🥰🥰🥰
The third and final day of the trip was spent split between Hollywood Studios and EPCOT. The buses we rode this day were more convoluted or frustrating to figure out which route to partake, so we ended up taking a skyline at some point and I don’t remember it all, but we figured it out somehow. We were first in EPCOT, where we saw the Canada and England themed places, but unfortunately it rained VERY HARD, and we were soaking wet, even though I had a raincoat. (At least I got to see Alice in wonderland, and a very tiny Minnie and Mickey as well. Some of the mascots are bigger than others.) So I bought a heavier raincoat and we shivered the rest of the day, because we didn’t want to go back to the hotel, or else we would miss all of our rides and food we had planned. It was low-key miserable to have soaking wet socks and shoes for seven hours, but I lived. We rode the Soarin ride Which had different aromas you could smell along with virtual reality scenes. We also did space mountain which was pretty terrifying.. felt very fast and I closed my eyes every time I got dizzy. Our other fast pass was cancelled though due to the rain so we went ahead and left, going to Hollywood studios next, which was the smallest park to me. We ate at a 50’s style restaurant that had good food but small portions and the people were sassy because that was just the aesthetic of the vintage diner, but don’t ask me why! It was alright but I don’t think I would eat there again. I wish we had more time in that day to check out more of EPCOT, guess we will just have to travel there another time!
The Double Tree hotel was absolutely awesome! We got free water and cookies (apparently they gave out cookies at night, but we were never hungry at that time), our room was extra purified with a special humidifier, we chilled in the hot tub a couple times, and there were stores inside. There was also a grand entrance which contained a giant Christmas tree and smelled heavenly like cinnamon. The food was great at the hotel. The breakfast and dinner were honestly impeccable. All the staff were A plus people that you wanted to put in your pocket and carry home! I wish I lived there.