This is how I spent Two Days in Walt Disney World!
We flew from JFK at 8am and arrived in Orlando at 10am. As we were flying from America we didn’t have to go through customs again, so we made it through the airport fairly quickly. It didn’t take long for us to arrive at our hotel, which was the Disney Bay Lake Tower.
We got to the hotel before we could check in, so we handed our cases over and went to look around We ended up going to the Disney Contemporary Resort to get some dinner. (Or lunch, depending on what you call it) Whilst trying to find somewhere to eat, we stumbled upon a few shops, so had a quick look along the way. We ended up eating in The Wave, which was delicious.
After dinner we had a slow walk back, to our hotel whilst stopping along the way to go in some shops. When we got back, we were told the room still wasn’t ready, so we hired a Minnie Cab to take us to Disney Springs. Minnie Cabs are Disney’s version of Uber.
We didn’t have too much time to spare, so we listed where we wanted to go, and made sure we went there. I managed to get a Sprinkles Cupcake from the ATM machine, which is something I’ve always wanted to do. I didn’t get a picture of the actual cake, but I got birthday cake flavour.
After getting the cupcake, was Sephora… and well… I’ll just leave you with the haul. We then headed to the Disney store where we were about an hour. That might be an exaggeration, but only slightly. It felt like we were in there for ages, as it’s so big! I got a new pair of ears, a pen, loads of food and a cook book. Which I don’t think makes for the most exciting haul.
The discussion then came back to food. We didn’t know how to balance having tea with seeing the Magic Kingdom fireworks. In the end we decided to have some bits we could share. We carried on walking until we ended up at Splitsville. We sat outside, and shared: pizza, chicken and chips.
By the time we finished our food, we knew we had to head back to the hotel. We hired another Minnie Cab to take us back, so we could get ready to see the fireworks. Only problem is, our cases hadn’t been brought up to the room. We thought it was cold at Disney Springs, so we were waiting for our coats.
When the cases were finally brought up, we got our coats and left. Despite going the wrong way on the monorail, we got to Magic Kingdom with about ten minutes to spare. Unfortunately for us it was packed. We ended up way back behind a building, and couldn’t see much. Hence why there’s no pictures of the fireworks from then.
After that we had a little look in the shops, before heading back to the hotel to go to bed.
My 21st Birthday!
We got up early, as we had four parks to fit into one day. As it was my birthday, Paul was nice enough to pay for a VIP tour for us. Which is how we fitted everything in, as it had been planned down to a T.
Apparently our tour guide had phoned in sick in the morning, so we had a last minute replacement, of Randy. He was absolutely amazing, and totally made the trip for us. I got a Birthday Badge, and was surprised by the family with a custom t-shirt.
We started the day in Animal Kingdom, with the most popular ride. Avatar Flight of Passage. I will admit that I haven’t seen Avatar, as sitting down for three hours to watch a film isn’t appealing to me. The ride however was brilliant, it’s clear to see why it’s the most popular. We then did: Dinosaur, Expedition Everest and River Navi. River Navi was my least favourite, but I can imagine an Avatar fan loving it. We also stopped for breakfast, which I surprisingly loved.
After Animal Kingdom was Epcot. One day I would love to properly explore Epcot, but today was not that day. We stopped to do: Test Track, Mission Space and Soarin. After the three rides we headed back to the car to go over to Magic Kingdom.
Magic Kingdom is by far my favourite park, so this is the one I was most excited for. We started with the ride: Space Mountain. It got to around Dinner time, so we headed to Tony’s Town Square for some dinner.
We then headed out, with Randy telling us to follow him. Now this might sound really strange, but my brother and I don’t like people dressed up. I love Disney, but the characters terrify me. I have no idea, it’s just a fear that my brother and I have.
We ended up going to the Princess Fairytale Hall. I know a lot of people would consider this a dream, but I was terrified. We met Rapunzel and Tiana, and it was probably one of the most awkward experiences of my life.
After this we did a few more rides, before heading over to Hollywood Studios to finish the day. We watched the Beauty and The Beast, and sat on the front row which was amazing. It was a really great show, and definitely worth a watch. We then did some rides including Star Wars and Rock and the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, which is one of my favourites.
We ended our time in Hollywood Studios with watching Fantasmic. It is by far my favourite fireworks show, and an amazing watch.
After the show we quickly got out and practically ran to the car, so we could make it to Epcot on time. We had a reservation at the Rose and Crown, where we were able to sit outside and watch the fireworks.
I had Pie to start and the NY Strip Steak for the main. Then as the fireworks finished, they brought out a little cupcake as a surprise with a little Happy Birthday note written on the menu.
If you can reserve a table outside to watch the fireworks I’d really recommend it. You get a great view, and the food is good too.
After, we had a slow walk to the monorail to go to the hotel. It’s fair to say we were all shattered.
The day started early, as we had to make our way down to the cruise terminal in Miami. When we got into the car the film boss baby was playing and we couldn’t turn it off. It passed the time anyway.
I’m going to leave this here, as from then we were on our way to the cruise.
That is it! That was Two Days in Walt Disney World!
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