I know this is way overdue but here’s part 1 of my Florida trip! I hadn’t seen my family in a couple of months so I was obviously pretty excited to see them when we met in Heathrow.
(Barbie sweater – Factorie, Leggings – Forever21)
Our first full day in Orlando, we went to Universal Studios! We had fastpasses so we managed to do everything we wanted to do from both parks (Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure) in 1 day! #efficient
The very first thing we did was go to the Harry Potter section and go on all the rides (and get our lanyards! It was pretty cute cos I’m in Ravenclaw and my sister is in Gryffindor, and my parents were Hufflepuff & Slytherin).
Since the Harry Potter section was across both parks, we got to take the Hogwarts Express to travel between the two parks! I actually live right next to Kings Cross station in London so seeing the fake Kings Cross station (as well as other random British things that they decided to dump in the Harry Potter area) was pretty amusing! (Okay but on a more serious note I CAN’T BELIEVE ALAN RICKMAN IS DEAD I almost cried in class when I found out).
Next, we went to the Dr Seuss section of the Islands of Adventure park, where I basically went on every single kiddy ride you could think of (hey, who doesn’t love Dr Seuss?).
We also went to Marvel’s Superhero Island which was really cool & we got to go on a lot of the fun rides. We went on so many rides in 1 day that when we got back to the hotel that night we literally all fell asleep super fast HAHA.
The next day, we went and did a little outlet shopping. I’ll be doing a separate post on my Florida haul so keep your eyes peeled for that!
Next up… DISNEYWORLD!!!
I’m basically a child when it comes to anything Disney. We spent 3 days going to the 4 parks but almost all my photos are from the Magic Kingdom haha.
We stayed at the Walt Disney World Dolphin hotel so we got ‘extra magic hours’ from 7-8am. On the first day (which was Christmas Eve!) I forced my family to wake up early so I could meet Ariel and go on the ride at 7am HAHA.
We went on 15 rides in the Magic Kingdom on the first day alone HAHA. We also spent time in Epcot that evening, where we went on Ellen’s energy adventure & a couple of other things, and got to walk around the world showcase!
On Christmas day, we spent some time at the Animal Kingdom & went on a safari where we got to see the animals really close up! Literally halfway through the safari a whole bunch of rhinos ran past us.
It was really pretty & our guide was really funny! I was also really impressed by Disney’s conservation efforts (you can learn more about Disney’s conservation fund here).
Where better to spend Christmas than the happiest place on Earth? We headed back to the Magical Kingdom for the rest of the day and managed to get on a couple more rides despite the park being at almost maximum capacity!
We barely made it into the park before it hit maximum capacity (it was only lunchtime!) so I was really excited when we finally got in! We had a really good dinner at the Liberty Tree Tavern and I was just really happy to be spending time with my family on Christmas Day!
On the last day at Disneyworld, we went to Hollywood Studios, where I got to spazz out over Star Wars! I wore my r2d2 tshirt the entire day and even got to meet chewie!
We also got to go on the Star Tours ride which I really enjoyed! Not forgetting my inner 5 year old, we went for a Frozen sing-along show as well as the Little Mermaid puppet show!! Afterwards we went to Disney Springs where we got to shop exclusive Disney merchandise and we also watched the latest Star Wars movie!
Okay so I figure putting all the parks in one post made it a really long post already so the rest of my Florida trip will be in a separate post maybe tomorrow or Tuesday? On Wednesday I’ve also got an exciting little review for you guys so be sure to watch my blog over the next few days!
Have a great week!