DISNEY PHOTO DIARY — DAYS FOUR & FIVE

Epcot was the destination for Tuesday and I think my favorite part is and has always been the world showcase. I love being able to walk through 11 countries in just a few hours! Where else can you do that? My mom and I had lunch at the Rose & Crown restaurant in United Kingdom and I had this amazing vegetable cottage pie. It was the only thing I could actually eat on the menu, but it was delicious. I also had a sugar crepe in France and watched a lumberjack show in Canada. As for rides, we enjoyed Epcot’s Test Track and Soarin’. Test Track had changed since the last time I’d been to Disney. This time, we designed our own car and then tested our design during the ride. While my car came out on top in the efficiency category, it came in last overall. Car design is definitely not in my future!

Our last day in the parks was spent at Magic Kingdom. We started the day off with Stitch’s Great Escape show followed by the Monster’s Inc. Laugh Factory. Then we rode the Jungle Cruise and It’s a Small World attraction. I think after four consecutive days of park-hopping and walking, we decided to take it easy today. No roller coasters, no spinning and a whole lot of sitting (during shows, on rides, at restaurants).

Tomorrow will be our last day and we’re going to head to Downtown Disney for some food and shopping. Then we have to prepare ourselves to head back to the winter cold in Hershey! Brrrrr.

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Outfit 1 Details:

Shirt — H&M via Plato’s Closet

Shorts — Old Navy via Plato’s Closet

Shoes — Vans via Element

 

Outfit 2 Details:

Shirt — Lucky Brand

Shortalls — Brandy Melville

Sweater — Brandy Melville

Boots — Cliffs via DSW

 

DISNEY PHOTO DIARY — DAYS TWO & THREE

Yesterday was a Hollywood Studios day. My mom and I always like to ride the Tower of Terror and the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, but we were only able to ride the Tower of Terror. The roller coaster ended up being closed, but the funny thing is I wasn’t that disappointed. I usually love roller coasters, but lately they’ve been making me a little dizzy and nauseous. Guess I’m getting old. I can’t handle all the twists and turns anymore, hehe.

I also had one of the best veggie burgers ever at the park. That’s one thing Disney parks do well — food! It had fried onions, lettuce, tomato, cheese, pickles and this special spicy sauce. Mmmmmm good!

Today, we went to Universal Studios with our main goal being to visit the Diagon Alley addition to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Man, was it great! There was a fire-breathing dragon and Gringotts goblins — who looked lifelike. Oh, and the new Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts ride was amazing. It had 3D elements and holograms and hills. That was probably my favorite ride of the day! Once we got off, we took the Hogwarts Express to the other Universal park to ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey — that one made me a bit nauseous. Like I said, I’m getting old! And of course, we couldn’t leave without having some Butter Beer.

Universal Studios was great, but my legs and feet were dying by the end of the day! The bus we took to the park left at 7:20 and pick-up was scheduled for 7:45. But as you can probably figure – since this post will be up before 7:45 – we didn’t wait for the bus. We just took a taxi back. I’ll probably be asleep by 7:45!

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Outfit 1 Details:

Dress — Brandy Melville

Shoes — Soludos (available here and here)

 

Outfit 2 Details:

Shirt — Free People (similar here)

Jean Shirt — Forever 21

Leggings — Black Milk Clothing (similar here and here)

Shoes — Sam & Libby via Target

DISNEY PHOTO DIARY — DAY ONE

Yesterday was the first full day of our — my mom and my — trip to Disney World. Before I give you the highlights of the day, let me just give you the lowdown on the mess of a day that was Friday.

We began our journey to Orlando at Harrisburg Airport. The airport’s convenient, but it pales in comparison to the majority of major airports. Since it is so small, we didn’t have a direct flight. As our 9:35 departure time approached, we had yet to board any plane. It turned out that there was a maintenance issue, so the airline would be flying in another plane from Philadelphia. About an hour later we found out that the new plane also had a maintenance issue…what are the odds? Luckily, the third time was the charm and we got on a flight to Atlanta and then to Orlando.

While my mom and I spent more time in the Harrisburg Airport than we would have liked, there was one sliver lining. I saw Michael Rady — the actor who played Kostas in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Yeah, the hot Greek guy who falls in love with Alexis Bledel’s character. I had never seen a celebrity in everyday life before, so it was exciting! He was with his family so I didn’t  try to get a picture or anything. Just knowing he was there was cool enough for me. Hehe!

Now, onto yesterday’s festivities — Animal Kingdom. This is my favorite park because of the animals, of course! I always look forward to the Kilimanjaro Safari and the Expedition Everest roller coaster so we had to visit this park first. We actually rode the safari tour twice, that way I was able to get tons of shots of the animals! We also saw the Festival of the Lion King performance and the Flights of Wonder bird show and rode the DINOSAUR attraction. And, along the way, we saw all of the animals — tigers, anteaters, flamingos, oh my.

Here are just a few of the photos from today…

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Outfit Details:

Top — Reformation

Shorts — Target

Flannel — My dad’s

Shoes — TOMS