Back to the real world. I had a great time during this solo trip to Disney, but one of the nice things about being a blogger is that I can relive the memories once I’m back by sharing them all with you! I got to do a number of fun things while I was down there, so I figured I’d share some highlights right now and do some more detailed posts later. Here’s what you can look forward to:
Staying in All-Star Music
I really enjoyed this value resort. I was lucky enough to be upgraded to a preferred room (no additional charge) and the convenience was pretty awesome. I was in the Calypso building and everything was bright, fun, and colorful.
Dealing with the Rain
Not a highlight but a big part of my trip as it rained on and off the first two days I was there. It was unfortunate but I figure if I can write a blog post about how to handle Disney in the rain, it might help someone else.
Flower and Garden Festival
I loved this time of year at Epcot. The topiaries and flowers everywhere are so beautiful, and they have food booths set up – and yes, I sampled something from each one during the course of my trip!
Star Wars fireworks dessert party
It was my first time seeing the new Star Wars fireworks and I really enjoyed them (though the show is getting a big makeover next month!). I also did the dessert party they are offering, which had not only desserts buy savory options and drinks too.
Dine with an Animal Specialist
A dining experience that a lot of people don’t know about, you can have lunch at Sanaa with an animal specialist who works there and learn all about what they do. The event holds up to 12 people but as it turns out I was the only one who signed up that day! So I had a private lunch and talk with the Disney cast member, as well as a delicious meal.
Dinner at the Diamond Horseshoe Revue
I’d been hearing a lot of negative things about this meal, but I have to say it certainly wasn’t bad. I got to meet up with a friend for dinner who I don’t see very often and was pleasantly surprised by the food. It’s nice this venue is back open (at least for now) and it would be great if they added a dinner show since the restaurant has a stage!
D-Luxe Burgers at Disney Springs
I was hoping to try a number of the new food places at Disney Springs, but this was the only one I got to. There just wasn’t enough time (or room in my stomach!) for everything, but I had a great burger with a good friend as well as a tasty milkshake.
Lots of park time
I’m no good at relaxing when there are theme parks around! I spent most of my time in the parks (not by the pool) and rode a good number of rides in all of them. Epcot is a little dead right now in the ride department since Soarin’ is still closed and the new Frozen ride hasn’t opened yet.
What are you most interested in hearing about? What blog post should I write first?