I’m back again with another Florida blog post and also my latest vlog went live this morning here! If you’ve missed my previous posts, here’s part one & part two.
Day Six – Hollywood Studios & Fantasmic
On Day Six we decided to visit Hollywood Studios and after stopping for a morning coffee in Starbucks we wandered the streets of Hollywood. The first stop for us was Beauty and the Beast: Live on stage, which I was so excited about seeing as It’s one of my favourite movies. These stage productions in WDW are incredible and despite it only being about 30 minutes long, It’s like seeing a broadway musical.
Looking back on this day, we managed to do a lot in one day but I think it’s a really easy going park to wander about and I like that there is a lot of indoor shows to avoid the heat if it’s getting a bit too much. Terror of Tower was the first ride of the day and we had secured a slot with our Fast Pass+, It’s one of my favourite rides – I think the storyline/theme is brilliant. Our other fast pass was Toy Story’s Midway Mania which was an interactive 3D gaming ride, It was really good but I don’t think it’s worth the 90min+ ques it regularly has!
For lunch, we went to Pizza Planet which is inspired by Toy Story and it was a great quick service place even with arcades just like the movie. We spent the rest of the day exploring the park and going on rides such as The Great Movie Ride which I loved and seeing the Frozen Sing-A-Long show (I think I was the only one singing along!). We also had to meet Mickey Mouse in his Fantasmic ensemble.
In the evening, we grabbed another quick service meal at a place called Rosie’s before heading to the outside amphitheater for Fantasmic. We had a fast pass for this and arrived 45 minutes before the show, as we were advised it filled up quickly which It did! I absolutely loved Fantasmic and it’s a total must-see!
Day Seven – Hollywood Studios & Magic Kingdom
There were a couple of things in Hollywood Studios that we missed out so we decided to return for the morning and ride Tower of Terror (again..) and see the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular which was brilliant and we got to see behind the scenes of big movie productions and how they pull off those big stunts. We also went on Rock ‘n’ Roller which I’ve always refused to go on but I did it and It wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be.
We had a pretty chilled out afternoon as every day was pretty full on and having breaks by the hotel pool etc.. is 100% needed. In the evening we went to Downtown Disney (or Disney Springs as It’s just been re-named) and ate at the House Of Blues, this was one of my favourite meals of the whole holiday. I loved the restaurant and the food was spot on. Afterwards, we went over to Disney Quest to check it out as we wasn’t too sure what it was. The place was branded as five-floor indoor interactive theme park, there was floors of arcade games from car racing, shooting and more! There was also little zones with different attractions, my favourite was creating your own rollercoaster then riding it in a simulator!
At 10.30pm, we actually went over to Magic Kingdom to enjoy the late extra magic hours and hopefully jump on some rides without having long ques. I’d totally recommend doing this, It’s great to experience being in the park so late and when we left around 1am it was nearly empty!
Day Eight – Epcot & Downtown Disney
On Day Eight, we went to Epcot for the first time, I didn’t know what to expect from the park as I knew you could ‘visit’ different countries but there was also a future aspect to the park. It was so much bigger than I expected and very spread out. We had a FastPass for Soarin’ and got lost trying to find it! Eventually when we found Soarin’ it was so worth it as it was a brilliant ride. You fly over lot’s of different places which doesn’t sound too exciting but it’s amazing! There was also a small aquarium nearby with Dolphin’s, Mantatee and more!
I was eager to check out the World Showcase, so we started in Canada and saw some sort of wood cutting competition which was interesting. Each country has a shop selling traditional gifts, snacks and clothing which I found so interesting. The United Kingdom was the next country and it was so interesting to explore your own country. We had Fish & Chips from the Yorkshire Fish & Chips shop and I approved – They were delicious! The UK’s store was filled with goodies I am so used to such as Jaffa Cakes, Aero Bars, HP sauce (which was $10!!!) and even Jacob’s Crackers!
The next country was France which was complete with it’s own mini Eiffel Tower and I loved that there was even a Guerlain store! I could’ve probably ate most of the Boulangerie but decided to stick to grabbing an Ice Cream. The downside to Epcot, especially the World Showcase is that it is all outside with little shade – It was a seriously hot afternoon and mixed in with being tired from our late night we decided to head back to the hotel for some chill time.
In the evening, we went to Downtown Disney and had a late dinner at the Irish Pub Ragland Road. It’s a great atmosphere in there with great live music and lovely food. Mum and I ordered chicken stripes and they were the biggest things I’ve ever seen!
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