Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Walt Disney World 2019: Days Seven and Eight

On day seven of our trip, we all decided to have a barbecue in the evening at the villa, so we went into the parks early and went to Hollywood Studios to go on Toy Story Mania, which Sam absolutely loved. We also went and saw the Frozen singalong, and then realised we still had a couple of Fastpasses from our DVC talk, so we headed over to Magic Kingdom, watched a bit of the parade, and went on Splash Mountain and Space Mountain before heading back to the villa for our barbecue.

The next day we went to EPCOT first thing, went on Figment and met Joy and Sadness, and went over to the other side of the character spot to meet Mickey, Minnie and Goofy. After that, we had some lunch, went on Soarin and went on Test Track again, where we came first, yay. After that, a miracle happened and a fastpass for Flight of Passage popped up, so we got the bus over to Animal Kingdom, had some food at Flame Tree Barbecue and went on Flight of Passage, which was breathtaking and we then went on it again with Laura. We ended the night by watching the show on the Tree of Life.

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Walt Disney World 2019: Days Five and Six

Day five of Walt Disney World was another EPCOT day, and also Bastille Day, so the first thing we did was obviously take some photos in France. We met up with Grace who is out there doing the crp, and we decided to meet Aurora, Mulan and Mary Poppins. Afterwards, me and Sam were both famished so we went over to Japan and had a delicious Katsu Curry and Matcha cheesecake. We also went in the Kawaii exhibition, which I loved, and then went on Test Track and Mission Space. We then had a quiet evening of wandering around the world, taking photos and watching Illuminations.

The next day we had an early start at Animal Kingdom, where we went straight over to Dinoland and met Chip and Dale, Daisy and Donald. We then watched Festival of the Lion King and had some lunch. After lunch, we went on the Na’vi River Journey and the Kali River Rapids, which we’re both really fun. It then started pouring it down, so we headed over to Hollywood Studios, and hid from the rain in the shops. We then went and got in the queue and rode Slinky Dog Dash. After that, Sam’s parents came over to meet us, and we got some drinks and watched Voyage of the Little Mermaid, before getting some food and watching the Star Wars fireworks.


Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Walt Disney World 2019: Days Three and Four

Day three of our trip began with a breakfast reservation at Trattoria al Forno, which I was really looking forward to. We got a really good seat and even got seated early, which, due to us not having eaten anything previously, we were very happy about. After breakfast, we got the boat over to EPCOT, where we wandered around, rode Frozen Ever After, met Anna and Elsa, found the bubblegum wall, and then decided we were going to do the DVC talk, which pretty much convinced me that I have to join up. Three fast passes and $100 in gift cards later, we headed back to EPCOT for our Soarin fastpass. After Soarin, we went on Mission Space and the Finding Nemo ride, and then we grabbed some food and met Baymax. We then took another look around the world, and then headed back to All-Star Music to meet Sam’s family and head to the villa we were staying in.

The next day we got up early for a swim, and then headed to Magic Kingdom, where we saw the Trolley Show, and then me and Sam went on It’s A Small World, went to meet Peter Pan and get a Peter Pan Float before we went on Peter Pan’s Flight. After we’d been on that, we watched Philharmagic and went for lunch, and then it was parade time. The parade was delightful and I had the biggest smile on my face the whole way through. We then went on Splash Mountain and the Haunted Mansion, and watched Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire. We also did the Move it, Shake it street party, went on Pirates, ate a Dole whip and went on the Barnstormer. We ended the day with Happily Ever After, and a meal at Denny’s, and then we basically collapsed into bed.


Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Walt Disney World 2019: Day One and Two

I finally made it to Walt Disney World!! I can’t quite believe it myself, but I’ve now been and so now it’s time for the trip reports. I thought I’d do them in two day blocks, so that the posts only last two weeks. Anyway, on with the trip reports.

We got up very early on Wednesday morning and headed to the airport, where everything went really smoothly and we were checked in, through security and ordering our food in record time. We got on the plane, which was amazing, and got comfy for our nine hour flight. The flight was really nice, the upgrade to premium was definitely worth it, and as soon as we knew it, we were in Florida.

We checked in to All-Star Music, where we were in the Jazz building, and then we got changed and headed in to Magic Kingdom. The rain had just started so it was a great time to get some castle photos, which we did whilst also soaking up some of the magical atmosphere that is everywhere in Disney World. We then headed into Fantasyland for our first ride of the trip: Peter Pan’s Flight. After our first ride, we wandered around the park looking at all the different lands, we saw the first ride Sam ever went on, saw the future site of Tron, looked in the cutest shops and took a stroll down Main Street before our first character meet of the trip: Tinker Bell. And then we watched Happily Ever After, which was unlike anything I’d ever seen before. We went back to the hotel and had the most dreamy night’s sleep I’ve ever had.

Thursday morning we woke up very early and headed into Animal Kingdom, but not before I got my Mickey waffles, which I was overjoyed about. When we got to Animal Kingdom, we went on the Kilimanjaro Safari, where we saw, amongst other things, a baby giraffe, and then we went on Expedition Everest, which was absolutely amazing, and was definitely my favourite ride of the whole trip. After the thrill of Everest, we went and saw Festival of the Lion King, and I got my first Disney snack; a Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar. We both loved the show, and Sam especially loved it. We then went to Yak and Yeti for lunch, which was delicious, and then went to meet Mickey and Minnie and Pocahontas. We then went back to the hotel to freshen up and avoid the storm.

After we’d been back to the hotel, we went to Hollywood Studios and straight to Star Wars Launch Bay, where we met Kylo Ren, BB-8 and Chewbacca, who we got to go to the front of the line for because a Cast Member appreciated Sam supporting the rebellion. We then met Mickey and Minnie again, Olaf and Edna Mode, which was amazing. We went for some food afterwards, where we had lovely burgers and then we went on Star Tours twice, much to Sam’s delight. And then it was time for the thing I was looking forward to the most: Fantasmic! I was absolutely mesmerised and quickly decided that it was my favourite thing I’d ever seen. I immediately bought a Fantasmic t-shirt after the show, and we went back to the hotel extremely happy.


Friday, 5 July 2019

June in Review

I’ve not done one of these posts in months, so I thought I would take a little break from what promises to be a lot of Disney content and do a new month in review, and what better way to start with than June, as it’s been one of my favourite months I’ve had recently.

The month started with my last day at Topshop, which was sad but we all went out for a meal and drinks and it was lovely. Then, me and Sam had an early morning drive down to his parent’s house, where we had a lovely couple of days, including going to London to see Hugh Jackman, before we went on our second trip to Disneyland Paris, which was amazing. After Disney, we spent the rest of the week with Sam’s family as they had a family party, and then for Sam’s birthday we went for a day at Warhammer World.

We also went on a few days out this month, one to Chester and one to Manchester to see Cirque du Soleil, which nearly made me cry, it’s been one of my life goals to see Cirque du Soleil and now I’ve finally done it, and now I’m a very happy girl indeed.  I’ve also read a few books, and done a lot of planning for our upcoming Florida trip. It’s been a great month, and it’s made me very excited for the rest of the Summer now.