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Greetings from sunny Florida disney world! 🌞 I recently embarked on my very first overseas adventure, although some folks are convinced I’m American due to my distinct American-sounding/Canadian accent from attending international schools. But let’s keep things PG-13, shall we?

Discovering Disney World Florida at 26

A Date with Disney

Disney Opening

Yes, I may hail from the lands of marijuana, windmills, and haggis, but let’s not dwell on that. I was absolutely thrilled to dive into American culture on my trip to the United States, a place I’d only visited briefly back in 2009 on a school trip to New York. So, it’s safe to say I was eagerly anticipating this deep dive into American life.

Disneyland Discoveries

Discovering Disneyworld Florida at 26

Now, growing up in Asia and Africa, my idea of fun and adventure typically involved safaris and rich cultural experiences. Theme parks like Disney were a foreign concept to me. Fast forward to my recent escapade at 26, and I finally got the whole “take a photo in front of the castle” thing.

The Magic of Disneyworld Florida

Embracing the Florida Heat

I must admit, I have a soft spot for the Florida heat, even though it occasionally leaves me feeling a bit, well, sweaty. But hey, no complaints here!

Villa Life in the Tuscan Hills

Discovering Disney World Florida at 26

Our stay at a villa in the enchanting Tuscan hills was simply spectacular. While I haven’t spotted a crocodile—or should I say, an alligator—yet, rumor has it they might be casually lounging by the roadside. With private pools and a super-chilled atmosphere, it’s the epitome of the good life!

Theme Park Survival Tips

A Handy Tip for Theme Park Visitors

Here’s a handy tip for anyone planning a theme park visit, including Disneyland: pack your own lunch. Trust me; it’ll save you a small fortune on park snacks and treats.

Discovering Disney World Florida at 26

A Magical Disney Parade

Now, let’s talk about something truly enchanting—the Disney parade! It was so captivating that it gave me goosebumps and brought tears to my eyes. I mean, seriously, I thought, “Oh my God, this is absolutely incredible!”

Exploring Universal Studios

Discovering Universal Studios

Discovering Disney World Florida at 26

You can definitely tell that this place is a playground for kids, which explains its massive appeal to families. We considered heading to Universal Studios, but with prices close to $200, it was a bit out of our budget!

Outlet Store Adventures

Outlet stores were also on our radar, and it was pretty cool to explore them. These were the premium outlets that many people in Scotland had recommended.

Culinary Adventures

We indulged in some incredible food, from the Rainforest Cafe to local stands and even sneaked in a McDonald’s meal. Prices ranged from $10 to $38, depending on the dining experience and our cravings.

Dinner Delights at the Boathouse

Discovering Disney World Florida at 26

One dining experience that deserves a shout-out is The Boathouse. Located at Disney Springs, it offers upscale, family-friendly waterfront dining with stunning views of Lake Buena Vista and a collection of dream boats from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. Live music and Orlando’s most beautiful sunset add to the charm.

Step Back in Time at 50’s Prime Time Café

Another must-try spot is the 50’s Prime Time Café. This Disney’s Hollywood-themed dining experience offers classic American comfort food, complete with ’50s kitsch and a nostalgic family atmosphere.

Milkshake Magic

Don’t leave without trying the peanut butter jelly milkshake—it’s simply heavenly!

Epcot and Beyond

Exploring Epcot

Discovering Disney World Florida at 26

We also visited “Epcot,” and what a place it was! My personal favorite? The Animal Kingdom.

Epcot Unveiled

Epcot, nestled in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando, is one of the crown jewels of the Walt Disney World Resort. In the past, it was known as the EPCOT Center.

A Celebration of Human Achievements

This extraordinary park is a celebration of human achievements, with a strong emphasis on technological advancements and diverse global cultures.

Often referred to as a “permanent World’s Fair,” Epcot is divided into two main sections: Future World, featuring eight captivating pavilions, and World Showcase, where you can immerse yourself in the cultures of eleven different countries.

Japan and China

My personal highlights? The Japan and China pavilions! We embarked on a tour that allowed us to savor delightful tasters from various countries—an experience that was nothing short of amazing. Epcot, in my opinion, has a bit more to offer for adults, including some thrilling rides.

Animal Kingdom Adventure

Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom, a zoological theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando, was another unforgettable part of our journey. Covering a whopping 580 acres, it’s the world’s largest theme park and made its debut on Earth Day, April 22, 1998, as Walt Disney World’s fourth theme park.

A Commitment to Nature

Walt Disney’s dedication to the natural environment and animal conservation is evident throughout the park. It truly reflects his vision.

A Virgin Experience

A Unique Vacation

We opted for the “Virgin Experience” vacation package, which I highly recommend. Although you won’t be staying in the parks, you’ll save a lot of money. SSometimes a break from the chaos is exactly what you need, especially if there are young children all around you screaming

Banking on the Unusual

Unusual Sightings

I’ve witnessed some unusual activity at my bank, but the Disney World experience takes the cake. Here are a few fun photos from our adventure in Florida.

Stay Tuned for More Magic

Stay tuned, as this is just the beginning of my journey! There’s so much more to share about “The place where all your dreams come true.” 😉✨

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