Anyhoo, we landed at Orlando International, went to get our rental car and my excitement was building to such a peak. I have never been to Disneyland much less Disney World and I thought I would just explode right there in the rental car parking area. Yep, blood and guts everywhere, did you get a visual? We made our way to the OrangeLake Resort, (kudos to the GPS, What What) which is just outside of the Disney parks and a thirty minute or so ride from the airport. The resort was beautiful and huge. It was such a shame that we couldn’t partake in all the activities they have available because we had a five day pass and intended on using it all five days!
As soon as we unpacked, we went to the store to get groceries and of course cocktail ingredients then made our way to the RiverIsland Grill for all you can eat ribs! They were so good and Sweet was lovin’ the all you can eat part. I tried to get a pic of the rib sauce on his face but only got a sticky hand in front of the lens so I gave up. Ahhh, the memories….
Day 2 was Hollywood Studios which was hilarious because picture me sooooo excited about going and we were just about there. Just passed the Disney park entry signs. I look around as we are driving and noticed there were no other cars on the road as we drove. I pictured another Nat’l Lampoon vacation story. I would be at the front gates pounding and screaming open, open, open!! But alas, it was due to a marathon, Whew! So we parked and went in. Amazing shows, tours, food, Rock n Roller coaster and Tower of Terror! Finally the piece de resistance?? The last ever Fantasmic show that everyone wanted to see and we made it in! It was so awesome. I cried.
Day 3 was MAGIC KINGDOM!!!! I could cry right now as I write! Let me just say if you ever go to Disney, the only two words you need to know? Fast Pass.. If you work it right, you can hit every ride in the park, from morning to night. Which of course, we did. Sweet with his itinerary skills made it happen. Then night falls and the Electrical Parade, the Castle show and Fireworks was just.. just.. yep I cried.
Day 4 and 5 was Epcot, which at first I wasn’t too sure about because I had had so much fun at the other parks, but I must say I didn’t understand what Epcot was. It stands for Experimental Prototype City of Tomorrow, which you must visit to understand. That guy Walt, what a chaaraacta! The Future World area with the rides (Test track is a must) and the exhibits is fantastic! However, the most fun was the World Showcase! Eleven Countries authentically established with history, food, drink, buildings and shopping. Loved it!! A beer from each country was another must! Oh Yes we did! Hahaha
Finally Day 6 was The Animal Kingdom and when they created this park, in my opinion, they did a great job! We did the safari, the express train and the Everest Roller coaster! (so scary, but we did it three times and I screamed the whole time, each time) We finished up the day taking pics of the tree of life and Sweet and I played the bongos in the Africa area, I started with one beat and kept the same beat, then Sweet just started playing his heart out, we just happened to time the end of “our song” with the same last tap to the bongo when applause erupted around us. I look up and we have a crowd around us clapping and laughing. So fun!
The flight home was fortunately an early flight so we weren’t exhausted for once! We get home and picked up our pups (missed them so much), then we made our way home. It is always so much fun to travel, but it is so good when you are home! Thanks Sweet for another fantastic trip!!