After 48 years, we’re going to Disney. Walt Disney World in Florida to be exact. We’ve spent a couple of weeks doing our research, going through the site, talking to friends, talking to each other. I’ve created a Pinterest board, and I’ve reviewed the Disney Food Blog – disneyfoodblog.com
It’s overwhelming! The place is huge and we’re only going to be there for 3 days. How will we even begin to do or see everything. We can’t.
So, we are throwing in the towel, flying the white flag and generally acknowledging that we are in over our heads when it comes to Disney World.
We need your help, you who have visited since childhood. You who went for your honeymoon. You who are Disney-maniacs or Disney-philes or Disney-park fanatics. We need your Disney World Tips!!
Help us please:
- what should we see?
- what should we do?
- where should we eat?
Here are some hints about us to help you help me.
- We don’t have kids traveling with us.
- I’ve seen most (if not all) of Disney’s animated features.
- my favourite princess is Mulan, while not strictly a “princess” she was way more independent than the one from Brave who is getting all the attention for being the first tom-boy princess… I mean, Mulan was more tom-boy than almost any one out there!
- Though I have to admit that Princess/Queen Elsa is all sorts of awesome. (From the latest Disney film Frozen.) She may be the only Disney princess who’s actually royal that I really feel any affinity for. Jasmine was the closest before, but I really felt more like Aladdin.
- I’m a fan of some of the princes too, like Aladdin and Robin Hood (the fox version)
- World of Disney was the only TV show I was allowed to watch when I was at my dad’s
- Pooh is seminal and the idea of a Travel Bunny photo with Eeyore or even better, RABBIT, makes me giggle.
- Gerry is nervous that we’ll spend the entire time surrounded by plushies wanting a squeeze or to have their tummies rubbed… please don’t make him do that.
- I’m a fan of the Muppets but more of the old school Muppet Show than any of the movies. Though “Light the lap not the rat. Light the lamp NOT THE RAT!!!” is heard frequently during the holiday season.
- I hear rumours of cool park activations and I’m very excited about seeing how Disney is doing integrated story telling experiences… very excited
- I dislike Goofy, Pluto, Donald and the County Time Bears. They all kind of creep me out. Cars just leaves me cold.
- I can’t do extreme roller coasters or anything with the words “centrifugal force” in them. Spinning, rolling, tossing around of my head is the path to migraines and nausea. Gerry is not a big fan of “rides” though some kiddie rides are okay… but really what is the point. Boat rides, monorail, that kind of thing we’re both all for.
- Ratatouile might be one of the best kitchen movies ever. Love it.
- Travel Bunny wants some Disney photo ops.
- We will be at Disney World for Lex’s birthday this year, and Lex will be a bit of a suckhead if she doesn’t get both red wine and a slice of cake on her birthday. (I found this: http://disneytravelbabble.com/how-to/order-cake/by-location/) has anyone done this? Thoughts?
- Lex wants to go to a water park. As a January-born Canadian, can you imagine how much joy I’d get out of floating down a lazy river with a cocktail in my hand on my birthday without freezing to death? (if you can’t, the answer is A LOT!)
- I grew up singing songs from the Jungle Book
- I like cocktails and interesting and good food.
- I will not admit, in public, to watching all of the Apple Dumpling movies. Same goes with all the Witch Mountain series.
- I love the idea of the Hidden Mickeys and can’t wait to crawl the park looking for them
I know many of you have gone to Disney, some of you many times. I’d love to hear any Disney World tips, favourite experiences, must-see/must-do/must-eat adventures, and which are your favourite bits of Disney.
Please and thank you!
p.s. don’t worry, we have a house-sitter while we are gone.