Want to throw it back to childhood? Well, the perfect destination would be none other than…Disney World! Last week, my family and I enjoyed park hopping between theme parks in Orlando, Florida where we were able to spend quality time with each other and at the same time, hop back in time to being a kid again! For Disney, age doesn’t matter, it’s the memories that does! Despite the blistering heat in Orlando, the experience was overall filled with much joy and happiness!
First stop: Magic Kingdom!
During our trip, we stayed in Holiday Inn Resort in Lake Buena Vista. This hotel is under the Disney Good Neighbor category. It is located within the property that Walt Disney purchased in Orlando. The rates for this hotel was reasonable and the service was overall pleasant. They also provide free shuttles to Disney World theme parks as well as Universal Studios and Seaworld. Overall our stay in this resort was excellent and I would definitely recommend it! (Don’t hesitate to ask for more information about this resort!) For now, let’s proceed to wandering!
After breakfast, we went on our first ride, the newest Seven Dwarfs Mine Train!
We also tried out Ariel’s journey into the sea. It was beautiful and would be perfect for young girls! (But pretty much anyone who ever loved Disney’s Little Mermaid as a child!)
Next stop: Jungle Cruise! This ride mostly targets families. It was a scenic adventure together with an entertaining tour guide (that’s if you’re lucky!).
Last but not least, to end the night off at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, make sure to squish in the Electrical Parade or Fireworks display into your schedule!
Unfortunately, we weren’t able to view the fireworks display because our shuttle picked us up before the display began. But luckily, we were still able to watch the parade up close. In this parade various disney characters and princesses ride the floats. Some of them also interact with the audience which was nice to see. Overall, this parade was beautifully presented!
Our first day in Orlando definitely had fun filled memories and it will be nice to come back here someday. Hopefully by that time, they’d have a better way of organizing chaotic and long ride lines as well as directing large crowds, which I had to admit, was a downside to Disney World which is the largest among all the Disney Parks. In some ways, I prefer Disneyland located in Anaheim, California because of how less crowded it was. But nevertheless, Disney World is still a must see!