Around three weeks ago, during the holiday season, my family and I embarked on a trip to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando. Our trip lasted around two weeks, but these were two weeks that were filled with such fun and adventure. I'm so excited to share with you some of the 684 pictures from my trip!
It took my whole family consisting of my parents, brother and I more than twelve hours transferring airports, riding planes, and getting to our resort in Disney. We were staying in one resort that embraces the culture of the '50s to '90s, something that I appreciate (groovy!).
That evening of our arrival, my family went to go and eat at this one restaurant called Boma. It's located near one of the four parts, Animal Kingdom. I took photos of the food I ate, and for the days following that until my family arrived home, I constantly did that. Photo of the two meals we were allowed to have a day, plus the snacks! Don't assume two meals are bad; they come with an entree, a drink and dessert. So you'll end up stuffed! I'm staying away from food for awhile...
The following day, that was where my family went!
There were a lot of interesting things to do during our time there. We got to go see the Harambe Reserve, located inside of the park, and saw lots of zoo animals. Musical shows played hourly such as the Lion King and Finding Nemo, both which my family watched. I do must say that one ride had me coming back constantly, and that ride is known as Expedition Everest.
Expedition Everest is really easy to find once you reach the back of the park. It's a mountain peak with the tips sprinkled with snow, and every fifteen seconds, you can hear rides screaming as they dropped down the peak around 80 feet! I went on this so many times-- around eleven. The first time, I sat in the front. Another time while I was riding, I was sitting next to an English man in his sixties or seventies who I talked to for a bit on the ride, and when the ride came to a close (I told him that was my sixth time), he exclaimed, "You're crackers!" Indeed I am, but it is not like every day you can drop 80 feet.
On the way to Expedition Everest, you can also see the Tree of Life. It's a large tree, with animals carved into the wood.
On the second day we went to another park known as Epcot, a futuristic park that also carries a world fair around the lake! One ride that we went on was Test Track, where we got to create our own car and then, test it on a track. It's a lot of fun! Another ride we went on was called Mission: Space, and your in a flight simulator on a trip to Mars. My dad received motion sickness on that one, funnily.
The World Showcase, what they call the world fair area, is amazing! My family got to go to eleven countries all in one day! Canada, United Kingdom, Norway, Japan, China, Germany, Mexico, the list can go on for ages! Because it was the holiday season, we got to see special holiday performances from each country. In the evening, around the World Showcase lake, we got to see Illuminations, Epcot's Fireworks show! I loved the fireworks here.
On the third day, my family took a break from Disney and headed on out to Universal Studios! It was amazing! My brother and I went on a Minion ride and Hogwarts, my two favorite attractions of all. We even got to ride the Hogwarts Express! I barely could refrain myself from squealing the entire time at Hogwarts. There was a frog choir singing, and a ride that makes you feel like you are playing Quiddich. My only two regrets when I was there was that one, I didn't get to look at wands, and two, I did not try butter beer. I feel like I should be scolded for those reasons.
The minion ride was so funny! It's a simulator where Gru turns you into minions and his kids, Margo, Edith, and Agnes, train you. There was a story plot underneath and I thought of it very sweet. The employees in charge of that ride would ask questions about Despicable Me (mainly, all minion pun-based) to pass the time. The second time my brother rode that particular ride, one of the questions they asked was, "What is Agnes' signature line?"
For several moments, everyone looked confused. I screamed out loud, "It's so FLUFFY!" People turned to look toward me, and I went to hide my head for five minutes.
On the way back to Disney World, my family had to board a bus. We met this one bus driver who, once we entered the bus, showed off his dance and singing skills to the passengers as he sang to Shake It Off by Taylor Swift. His dream is to be the man who posts the most amount of videos on YouTube, around 20,000, and get enough people to help him dance with Ellen on the Ellen Show. I currently do not have a video with my of the bus driver and though my brother has one, you can hear me singing VERY loud. But here is a link to one of the ones I found!
On a completely different note, how many parts for my trip should I do? Three or four? I'm kind of facing a dilemma. I would like four, but I do not wish to overwhelm you all. And how is the new design? It's not my best, I admit, but I was aiming for simple and calming, something that the beginning of last year was. Have a great day!