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 overseas, although I was in Florida at the time, I’ve had so many people ask me if I’m American due to my American-sounding/Canadian accent from attending international schools. Disney Opening Yes, I am Dutch and Scottish, from the land of marijuana and prostitutes, as well as haggis, bogus creatures, and drinkers! Oh, such a life, huh? However, let’s keep this PG-13.
The reality of a globalized way of life For those of you who already know… The only time I’ve ever gone to the United States was in 2009 on a school trip to New York. As a result, I was ecstatic to return and truly experience the American culture, which, based on the films I see, people seem to assume 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.
The heat is one of my favourite things about Florida, despite the fact that I sometimes get too hot. However, I never complain. We stayed at the villa in the Tuscan hills, which is quite spectacular. Although I have yet to find a crocodile or should I say an alligator, it is rumoured that they are sitting by the side of the road. Super chilled, beautiful, and private pools, this is 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 to 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 out of our budget!
You can imagine that it was incredibly crowded. Then there is always that one self-centered jerk in the front with a large umbrella! I mean to discuss considering others. We went to some outlet stores, which was pretty cool; these were the premium outlets that so many people in Scotland advised me to visit. From the Rainforest Cafe to local stands and even a sneaky McDonald’s, we ate some incredible food. Prices range from $10 to $38, depending on the experience and the diner’s desires.
Dinner at the Boathouse – Disney Springs
Prepare for an upscale, family-friendly waterfront dining experience at The BOATHOUSE® in Disney SpringsTM. You’ll be surrounded by the beautiful views of Lake Buena Vista and our amazing collection of dream boats from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. Evenings, listen to live music while admiring Orlando’s most beautiful sunset.
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 location serves the greatest chicken! OMG! The ambience and surroundings are incredible, Hairspray-style. No cell phones are permitted at the tables, elbows must remain on the table, and please and thank you must always be used. Numerous individuals find it difficult to complete tasks in the current era. Best milkshakes to try is penut butter jelly milkshake! MMMM! We went to this resort called “Epcot,” and what a place it was! My favourite is the Animal Kingdom.
Epcot is a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando. It used to be called EPCOT Center. It is owned and operated by the Parks and Resorts division of the Walt Disney Company. Inspired by an unrealized concept created by Walt Disney, the park debuted on October 1, 1982 as the second of four theme parks constructed at Walt Disney World, after the Magic Kingdom. It is more than twice as large as the Magic Kingdom park.
Epcot is devoted to the celebration of human achievement, particularly technological progress and foreign culture, and is frequently referred to as a “permanent World’s Fair.” The park is divided into two sections: Future World, which consists of eight pavilions, and World Showcase, which is themed to eleven countries.
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 debuted on Earth Day, April 22, 1998, and was Walt Disney World’s fourth theme park. Walt Disney pioneered the park’s dedication to the natural environment and animal conservation, which is reflected in its concept.
We took the “Virgin Experience” vacation, which I highly recommend; you won’t be staying in the parks, but you’ll save a lot of money, and I don’t know about you, but sometimes it’s great to be away from screaming children. It is difficult to process 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”.