disney world: hollywood studios!

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i love movies and tv, so hollywood studios is always an exciting part of the disney world experience for me. and there’s nothing like getting a little behind-the-scenes sneak peaks, right? so, our third day at disney world was spent enjoying and exploring and experiencing the wonderful world of disney – hollywood style!

we flew through space on a star wars ride, attended a muppets 3d show, explored backlots and city scenery, learned a lot at the walt disney exhibit (soooo informational, and it changed our view and appreciation of disney and his dreams & visions!), rode through the great movie ride, and walked down “sunset boulevard”. we saw a “beauty and the beast” performance and indiana jones in action. then we ate a crazy, awesome dinner at a sci-fi drive-in. of course, we had milkshakes and hot fudge sundaes there, too. and, on our way out, we saw that the last “american idol: the experience” performance of the day was starting in one minute, so we spontaneously ran in and grabbed some seats in the theater. there were 5 finalists and they were quite good. we were surprisingly very entertained!

hollywood studios closes fairly early, so we headed back to our hotel in time to enjoy some some quiet time in the bar/lounge area of our hotel. nice, calm, relaxing, and just perfect. just me and my love after a day under the bright lights and big screen.

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i can’t believe how fast time flew by! tomorrow is the final post in my walt disney world series. and we saved the animal kingdom for last! so, check back tomorrow to see all the lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

peace and love. xx

disney world: incredible, imaginative epcot!

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day two of our week-long disney world party continued at the amazing world of epcot – a place of imagination, science, techology, and international flair. and let me tell you, we soaked it all in. every single stink in’ bit. it was a beautiful day to explore, ride rides, and visit all the countries, but when the sun went down it turned windy & cooooold, so we enjoyed a three course dinner in paris (hee hee) at a fabulous french restaurant and watched the fireworks from there. well, just check it all out!

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did you know that there is a ride in the big epcot ball? yep. it’s called spaceship earth & it’s freaking awesome.

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we grabbed breakfast after a few rides and some starbucks coffee to warm us up. like i said, it was beautiful, but it was cold.IMG_7733

after some space and dinosaur stuff, it was time for the land area… and an amazing ride called soarin’ and then some more sun worship.
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time for the countries!! they are all situated around a lake, so we planned to start on the left and walk all the way around. each country had authentic architecture and natives working in their stores/restaurants. it’s like taking a mini trip around the world. sooooo cool.DSC_0477 DSC_0482

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BEGINNING WITH MEXICO…

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norway ( a little scandinavian treat for us!)DSC_0499

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our amazing dinner at the french restaurant ended with creme brulee, chocolate mousse, & fireworks.
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what a great, amazing experience!DSC_0532

as much as i have loved epcot and magic kingdom, i cannot choose a favorite between the two… and there are two more parks to go! all of them are so individually fantastic and inspiring. stay tuned till tomorrow, when i explore hollywood studios!

peace and love. xx

disney world: the magic kingdom!

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on our first day, we were so excited there was no trouble getting up early and getting going. so much to do. so much fun to have! lina was like a kid, hell, so was i. there is something purely magical about the magic kingdom. the original park (of walt disney world in florida – disneyland in california is actually older). the one filled with fantasy and micky and all things that you think of when you think of disney. so, breakfast eaten and bags packed, we were off to catch our bus!

main street madness: even on the first monday in january!

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and all the obligatory shots that follow… hehe.DSC_0071 DSC_0284 DSC_0288 IMG_7596

first ride of the day: the haunted mansion. i love it to pieces.DSC_0302

and who can resist “it’s a small world”? not us!DSC_0075

characters & disney cast members dancing on the street… i’m in!DSC_0091

exploring adventureland and liberty square for lunch…IMG_7632 IMG_7634 DSC_0107 DSC_0116 IMG_7637 DSC_0122 DSC_0332 DSC_0341

tomorrowland’s main attraction: space mountain! i knew lina would love it. and i was totally right. she giggled, i screamed. the whole time.DSC_0381 IMG_7648

night fell, and it was time for the fireworks and light show to end a perfect, kinda chilly, and super exciting, over-the-top fun day! since we had the magic bands, we had a reserved, prime location for fireworks viewing. yep. only vip seats will do. DSC_0414 DSC_0432 DSC_0442 IMG_7680 IMG_7678

two very satisfied chicks. and three more days of this craziness to go!IMG_7601

tomorrow’s post is our epcot day. oh, how i adore epcot for so many reasons. you’ll see why soon… 

happy weekend, lovelies! peace. xx