Weeping. Bawling. Blubbering. These are all synonyms for sobbing. If you’ve watched This Is Us, you know exactly what I’m talking about. It’s a total sob fest in the best way possible. I love this show so much. Every episode is a roller coaster of emotions. It’s really quite amazing that a TV show can make someone feel this way.
I just finished the latest episode, which is probably the most emotional one yet. I’m feeling a little down, so I decided now would be a good time to write my next post. Today’s post is all about the happiest place on Earth—DISNEY WORLD!
I’ve been to Disney World twice, and the most recent time was during Christmas. Christmas time is the busiest time of the year at Disney, so if you’re planning your first visit there I don’t recommend going the week of Christmas or New Years.
The wait times for rides were long, but we used the Fast Pass option at each park which definitely helped. We also arrived every morning as soon as the park opened so we could get in line for the rides that typically have the longest wait times. I suggest doing this for the newest rides!
At Magic Kingdom we ate breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table in the castle. It was the coolest experience EVER! After you enter the castle you meet Cinderella, and you have your picture taken with her. After that you go upstairs where the dining area is located.
I was pleasantly surprised that the dining area was much smaller than I imagined it would be. I ordered the caramel apple stuffed french toast, and my husband ordered the beef tenderloin with egg. Our food was great, and we got unlimited refills on all drinks. I must have had at least four or five glasses of orange juice there!
Towards the end of the meal several princesses were introduced— Ariel, Jasmine, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty. Each princess went around the dining area and stopped at each table to meet everybody.
The only con about dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table is the price; it’s not cheap (although nothing is cheap at Disney).
Later that day we ate dinner at the Be Our Guest restaurant. The food is French-inspired, and everything we ate was really good. There are three dining areas in the restaurant, and the one we ate in looked just like the ballroom where Belle and the beast danced. One of the other dining areas is modeled like the west wing, and it even has the rose!
My favorite ride at Magic Kingdom is the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride. It was so much fun! We rode it three times. It’s definitely worth the wait!
The new Frozen Ever After ride at Epcot was also really good! I knew that wait times for this ride would be crazy long, so we got in line for it within a half hour after that section of the park opened. I visited Norway last summer, and it’s unreal how the architecture in the Norway area of Epcot looks like the real thing!
At Animal Kingdom we rode Expedition Everest four times. This ride is my favorite in all of the Disney parks. I wanted to ride it a fifth time, but I think my husband was starting to get annoyed with me. 🙂
The other attraction worth doing in Animal Kingdom is the Kilimanjaro Safaris. Each safari is different because you never know which animals you’re going to see!
I tried the Dole Whip for the first time, and honestly, I wasn’t that impressed! I have a major sweet tooth, but this was too sweet for me. I was only able to eat a few spoonfuls of it before I gave it to my husband. I was more impressed with the Butterfinger cupcake I ate while we were at Hollywood Studios. It was MASSIVE and oh so delicious.
My first time at Disney was during my mid-twenties, and I remember being very skeptical and thinking I would hate it because it was just for kids. I was SO WRONG. It’s the happiest place on Earth for a reason! If you haven’t been to Disney World you really should plan a trip there!
Comment below if you’ve been to Disney World and let me know what your favorite rides or foods are! I would also love to hear about any tips or advice you have.