My Day at DisneyWorld

Tuesday, October 25th

My feet, body, and mind were tired in the end, but I wouldn’t trade my full day at Disney for anything. My brother Chris and I left Siesta Key 6:50am and arrived just after 9am at DisneyWorld. We haven’t been for about 10 years or so, and we were both really excited to explore the park.

img_1259Naturally, it was decorated to the nines for Halloween. Disney has been hosting the Halloween party since September, so the decorations have been up for a while, but still look amazing.

No matter what, Main Street will always be magical to me because of the walk up to the Castle. We wandered through the stores and I picked up a gift for P (not going to say since he won’t get it until I get home next week). After about 20 minutes, we ventured over to a classic ride: Pirate of the Caribbean. It had been updated since the 4th movie in the series came out, and it was still a lot of fun to go through all the same. We ended up doing the FastPass option for this ride, which saved us about 20 minutes of wait time. It was lucky we made that our first stop, by the afternoon, it – along with Splash Mountain – were shut down.

We walked around and chose random rides from Winnie the Pooh to Haunted Mansion for our morning. After about 3 hours of walking and trying out rides, we walked back to our rented locker and ate our packed lunch that we and our mom put together. It was definitely a good idea to pack a lunch as we didn’t know what to expect to pay at Disney and didn’t want to risk spending a fortune on food. We sat by the main entrance garden, it was a perfect spot to enjoy our sandwiches.

For the afternoon, we took the train over to Fantasyland and Tomorrowland to check out the attractions and rides there. We went onto the racecar track which was a lot more difficult than you’d expect. It was a mix between bumper cars (without the bumping) and driving a golf cart. Still fun, though. For the rest of the day, we ventured throughout the park, waited in lines that were way too long (although we drew the line at waiting over an hour for some rides).

On Halloween, I will be back to Disney to attend Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. When Chris and I were leaving the park, we actually saw a lot of people coming in that night for the party as it has been running off and on since September 2nd. I just finished off putting my costume together today and am really excited to attend.

What’s next for the rest of the week?

Sunday, October 30th – Typhoon Lagoon
Monday, October 31st – Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Tuesday, November 1st – Universal Studios

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