Tuesday, May 16, 2017

How to enjoy the Walt Disney World as an adult



Planning for our Disney trip was the hardest of all our trips to make, my husband is not a fan of Disney and I don't really even dream of going there. I love castles and my only reason for choosing Orlando is for us to see the fireworks at the Cinderella castle.

I don't want to sound ungrateful but my husband paid $420+ for our 2-day tickets to Disney alone. If I knew it would be this expensive, I would have chosen a different destination. I hope I read this article What It Really Costs to Go to Walt Disney World, before I chose Disney. It wasn't as magical as I imagined it to be. It's a theme park, it involves a ton of walking and being patient in lines for everything. We chose the Magic Kingdom because of the castle and the Epcot, which we enjoyed better because of the world showcase. Nonetheless, I am still thankful for my husband for this vacation. I can now cross this off my bucket list.

Here are the following things that you can do before your trip:

1. Pack your own lunch, bring snacks and a huge bottle of water.
   
Be Our Guest Restaurant 
Review

We had lunch at the Be Our Guest Restaurant. I read that you have to make a reservation at least a month before your visit. I checked for all the available times, for brunch, lunch and dinner. Luckily, I found a spot for us for an 11:30 am lunch.

Even with the reservation, we still had to wait in line before we can go in. I was so excited to eat and see the restaurant.

The interior of the restaurant is beautiful. There are 3 dining rooms at the restaurant, the ballroom were Belle and Beast danced, a dark room where the rose is kept, and a room full of painting and tall wooden music box of belle and the beast.

They will ask for your order and you pay for it at the entrance and then you can choose wherever you want to sit. It was a turn off because it felt like a cafeteria but again, it's my fault for not reading the reviews. We chose the dark room and waited for our food.

How was our food? Blah! It was a very expensive cafeteria food, mine was a bland $17 braised pork and hubby had a very salty $17 carved roast beef sandwich. My $5 Master's cupcake was good but not special and so is hubby's $5 Triple Chocolate Cupcake. We laughed and agreed that the sandwiches I make taste better.

It's the same for every food that we ordered even at the Epcot park. Everything was expensive and didn't taste good. That's why you must bring your own food.

The bottle of water is also important. I tried to refill my bottle from the drinking fountain and it tastes awful! Maybe I'm spoiled because New York's tap water is amazing.

2. Fast Pass

Once you have your tickets and you know your dates, register and schedule your fast pass for the following rides:

Magic Kingdom Top 3 Rides

a. Pirates of the Caribbean  – It's a boat-ride that felt like I was in Venice, Italy. The attractions, designs and characters were amazing.


b. Haunted Mansion  – It's a slow moving ride in a house full of Halloween decorations. It's not a meant to scare you.

c. Space Mountain - It's a roller coaster ride in the dark and you are going to sit by yourself.

You should also remember that sometimes even with the fast pass, you would still need to wait in line to get in.

3. Watch some Disney films before you visit.

I guess this one is important... try to relive that magical feeling and be familiar with the characters again. We just saw the Beauty and the Beast movie when we went so that kind of made me excited about the whole Disney thing again.




We also did our baby announcement pictures at Disney because you know we wished and prayed for our little angel. 





I wish the Avatar was already open when we went there.
I'm more excited about the Avatar than the whole Disney thing. =D