Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world. – Walt Disney.
So here is my first blog in a while, my first one abroad, well I was currently in Florida, I’ve had so many people ask me if I’m American, with my American sounding/Canadian accent having grown up in international schools.
Disney Opening I am Dutch and Scottish, yes the land of weed and prostitutes and the land of haggis, fake monsters and drinkers! Oh what a life huh..but let’s keep this PG!
The truth of an international lifestyle For some of you that know already… I’ve only ever been to the states once which was back in 2009 on a school trip and we went to New York. So I was so excited to come back and really experience the American culture from what I see in films I watch people seem to think I already know.
So back to my Disneyland Florida experiences growing up I’ve never really been to any of these resort types like Disney theme park places. Growing up in Asia and Africa it would be safaris and real in-depth cultural experiences. So I’ve never really knowing much about this theme park life and the understanding of it all. Well I had my first ever Disney experience the other day at 26! I was so thrilled to finally get that they must photo in front of the castle.
It is pretty remarkable considering how big Disney actually is and how much property and different events they continue to grow with. From Hollywood studios to Disney springs and more I can’t even remember. I went with Thomas (My boyfriend) and his family, it was lovely for them to invite me.
One thing I love about Florida is the heat although at times I can get a little bit too hot but I’m never complaining. We stayed at the Tuscan hills Villa which is pretty epic. Although I’m yet to find a crocodile or shall I say alligator as apparently there are said to be sitting here on the side of the road.Super chilled, nice and personal pools, it’s the life!
One thing I would suggest if you do go to Disneyland and I guess it’s the same for any form of theme park or attraction in the world is bring your own lunch. I don’t know how much we have spent on bits and bobs in the park. One thing I thought was absolutely fantastic was the Disney parade I actually got goosebumps and tears in my eyes as I thought oh my God this is amazing!
Disney Magic on Parade! – Disneyland Paris 20th Anniversary You can tell this is a total kid playground though, you can see why it’s such a massive family attraction. Everyone said we had to go to universal. But in all honestly paying almost $200 was outta our budget!
But you can imagine it was absolutely jampacked. Then you always get that one selfish beep standing right at the front with a big ass umbrella! I mean talk about thinking about others. We went to some outlet stores which is pretty awesome which was the premium outlets that so many people back in Scotland recommended I go to. We ate some amazing food, from going to Rainforest Cafe to local stands and of course a cheeky Mc Ds. Prices range from $10 a meal to $38, it all depends on the experience and what you are wanting.
Dinner at the Boathouse – Disney Springs
Get ready to set sail on an upscale, family-friendly waterfront dining experience at The BOATHOUSE® in Disney Springs™.You’ll be immersed in the stunning views of the sparkling blue waters of Lake Buena Vista and our spectacular display of floating artwork: dream boats from the 30’s, 40’s & 50s. In the evening, listen to live music as you relax watching the most beautiful sunset in all of Orlando.
One of my favourites that have to be tried is 50’s Prime Time Café. Disney’s Hollywood. Themed Dining ($15 to $34.99 per adult) More Classic American comfort food,’50s kitsch and a good old-fashioned family gathering take you back to a bygone era.
This place has the best chicken! OMG! The atmosphere and everything is amazing, Hairspray style. No phones aloud at the tables, elbows on the tables and please and thank yous at all times! In this day and age its hard for alot of people to do. Best milkshakes to try is penut butter jelly milkshake! MMMM!We went to this one resort named “Epcot” and what a place that and “Animal Kingdom is my fav!
Epcot (originally named EPCOT Center) is a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando. It is owned and operated by the Walt Disney Company through its Parks and Resorts division. Inspired by an unrealized concept developed by Walt Disney, the park opened on October 1, 1982 and was the second of four theme parks built at Walt Disney World, after the Magic Kingdom more than twice the size of the Magic Kingdom park. Epcot is dedicated to the celebration of human achievement, namely technological innovation and international culture, and is often referred to as a “permanent World’s Fair”. The park is divided into two sections: Future World, made up eight pavilions, and World Showcase, themed to 11 world nations.Wiki
By far the best stop was Japan and China! We did a tour and stopped for different tasters in different countries, amazing! More for adults I would say, a few more rides there too.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a zoological theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando. Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company through its Parks and Resorts division, it is the largest theme park in the world, covering 580 acres. The park opened on Earth Day, April 22, 1998, and was the fourth theme park built at Walt Disney World. The park is dedicated and themed entirely around the natural environment and animal conservation, a philosophy once pioneered by Walt Disney. – WIKI
Its crazy how fast 2 weeks go, we did the virgin experience holiday which I recomend, you might not be staying in the parks but you will be saving a lot of money, I dont know about you guys but sometimes its nice to get away from screaming children. Its a lot to take in and can be overwhelming!
Safe to say that at my bank I see a lot of unusual activity. So here are a few fun photos of the experience at Disney World in Florida. This is only the beginning and there’s a lot more to still come I thought I would share a little bit of the experience of what it’s like in “The place that all your dreams come true”.