What a great way to escape the Winter chills in Vancouver! Hello Summer in Orlando!
Don’t wanna mess with the stormtroopers…
Seriously one of the best ride of the entire park: The tower of terror – a Disney adaptation of the elevator.
Me being me, just rockin’ in front of the Aerosmith Rock n’ Roll Roller Coaster! I’m holding an imaginary guitar by the way
While we were in line for the Aerosmith Rock n Roll Roller coaster…Oh the anticipation!
Magic Kingdom here we go!
The Cinderella Castle
The streets of Magic Kingdom Park…taking you into the fantasy world of all the classic Disney films.
We escaped the snowy Winter to a sunny Winter in Orlando Florida, which also happens to be one of the most popular destination in December. Why we picked Disney World out of all the places? Because my boyfriend is a man child and loves roller coasters…Just kidding! But we DO love Disney films and amusement rides, and Disney happens to have the best rides of any park in the world!
Day one, we flew red eye which was my idea and also a terrible one because I didn’t sleep at all. But I was too excited to be tired when we started our vacation at Disney’s Hollywood studio as our first park to visit! I was preemptive and booked our Fast Passes for three of the most popular rides before hand (Fast Passes are a way to skip the lines to encourage people to plan ahead of time: make reservations for the ride you want at a specific time that can be linked to your ticket. Show up within the timeframe and skip the regular lines. Only 3 are allowed at once and all must be used before booking the 4th one). There are definitely some must-see rides, my favourite includes: Tower of Terror, Aerosmith roller coaster, and the Great movie ride (wheelchair friendly).
Day two was a full day at Magic Kingdom, the biggest park full of the good ole Disney classics: Snow White, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast etc. We followed our itinerary pretty religiously so we got to go on 12 of the most popular rides in one day (aka 12 hours). There were times we had to wait in line for 2 hours just to ride a 3 minute roller coaster, but in the end it was worth it because Disney never disappoints. All of the rides have the perfect atmosphere to take you in this fantasy world that’s pleasant and believable! To name a few of my favourites: Space Mountain (a must!), Haunted Mansion, Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain.
I can’t help but to be wow-ed by the level of commitment Disney has put in to every little detail of its parks. It just seems that every small corner was well thought-out and planned deliberately for your amusement. The buildings, themes of each ride and even the foods are based on some of our favourite characters. They create this wonderland of escape where you truly believe in ‘Hakuna Matata’!
I hope you enjoy these candid and occasionally silly photos. If you have questions regarding your Disney theme park trip planning, feel free to give me a shout (everything from ticketing, fast passes to crowd calendar etc.)! Disney proofs that there is a child in all of us and it is indeed the happiest place on earth!
Thanks for reading!