Day 1 and 2: March 2019 WDW Trip!

I just got back from another vacation at Walt Disney World! Of course I miss Disney already, and I can’t wait to go back! One thing that helps me with my “Disney blues” is writing about my time at Disney…

Day 1:

Our flight was at 10:50, so we woke up 7:30 to get ready to leave for the airport. We left at 8:30 for the thirty minute drive to the airport. We got our bags checked, and then quickly went through security. I got some coffee at Starbucks, and then we waited a little to board our flight. The plane landed around 12:50. From there, we went to get on the Magical Express. We got to Coronado Springs Resort at 2:30. My dad had already checked it on the My Disney Experience App, so we were all good to go. First thing we did was buy our refillable mugs for the trip(We were on the dining plan for this trip). I got some caramel ice cream at Cafe Rix and ate the ice cream outside. After that, we made our way to our room. The room was really nice, especially the shower.

A little while later, we decided to go to the Polynesian for dinner. Going from resort to resort when you are staying on Disney property can be tricky if you did not rent a car. We missed the Magic Kingdom bus, so we got on a bus to Epcot. From Epcot, we took a monorail to Magic Kingdom’s ticket and transportation center, and then walked the short walk to the Polynesian. We went to Captain Cooks for dinner, and I got the pork nachos, which I definitely recommend!

We ate our dinner at a table outside. We sat there for awhile, and it was really nice. After dinner, I went to get a Dole Whip at Pineapple Lanai. It was only my second time getting a Dole Whip, and I have realized I’m not really a fan of Dole Whips. Then, we went to look around at the merchandise shop upstairs and got on a monorail to Magic Kingdom, so we could take a bus back to our resort.

When we got back at 7ish, our luggage was finally there, and we decided to go swimming at the main pool. The water slide was really fun! We swam for about 20 minutes before the pool closed. Then, we went back to our room to get some sleep because we planned to get up early for extra magic hours at Hollywood Studios.

Day 2

The plan was to wake up at 6:30, but I snoozed my alarm and fell back to sleep. The time spring forward this day, so it really felt like it was 5:30 when my alarm went off at 6:30. I woke up at 7:40 and realized I slept in more than I wanted to because extra magic hours started at eight. I quickly got dressed and got on a bus to Hollywood Studios with some of my family members. We really wanted to be able to ride Slinky Dog during extra magic hours because we could not find a FastPass but because we slept in, the line was really long by the time we got there at 8:30 or 8:40. We hardly got any extra magic hours because the park opened to everyone at nine, but it was still fun. We headed to Star Tours and got on pretty quickly.

By the time we got off, extra magic hours were over. Then, we headed to Rock n Rollercoaster for our FastPass. After that, we went to get a Mickey ice cream bar even though it was still morning. We headed toward Toy Story Land to look around. It was so busy! My dad ordered some lunch on the My Disney Experience app, and then, we went to Toy Story Mania for our FastPass.

We went to Backlot Express for lunch, and all we had to do to was click on a button on the my Disney Experience app, and we could pick up our food. It saves so much time because you can skip the lines!

We got on a bus back to our resort and went to the main pool. The pool is awesome, and we had a lot of fun at the pool! We spent a few hours at the pool, and then got ready for our eight o’clock reservation at Whispering Canon at Wilderness Lodge.

We took a bus to Magic Kingdom, and then got on a boat to Wilderness Lodge. The boat ride was so pretty! I had never been to Wilderness Lodge, so it was such a fun experience. Dinner was good, and it was a really fun restaurant to eat at. The server was really funny, and she did not disappoint in giving us “attitude.” It took us awhile to get back to our resort, so it was late when we got back.

Dining Reservations: March 2019!

Wow, once again, I didn’t mean to go MIA from my blog, but life happens. This week I have final exams, and then, I’m off to Disney World for six days! I don’t even know how I’m making time to write this, but I’m just going to go with it. Today, I want to talk about one of my favorite things, dining reservations! We are trying many restaurants we haven’t tried before, so I’m excited!

Hollywood and Vine: This is a character buffet in Hollywood Studios. I think you can meet Minnie Mouse and friends. I don’t know much about this restaurant, but it looks fun!

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•Whispering Canon: We have a dinner reservation for this, and it’s at Wilderness Lodge. I have never been to Wilderness Lodge, so I’m excited. The food looks really good here, and I have heard that the server give you attitude, and they are supposed to be funny.

•Ohana: While this is definitely not my first time eating here, it’s one of my favorite places to eat.

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•Be Our Guest: We have this for lunch, and I always love eating here.

•Skipper Canteen: I don’t know much about the food here, but I think it will be good.

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•Ohana (Breakfast): We have never eaten breakfast at Ohana, so we decided to make a reservation. It’s a character breakfast with Mickey, Pluto, Lilo, and Stitch.

I can’t wait to eat at these places, and I hope you enjoyed this post! I’m really excited to blog all about my trip when I return!

Have a magical day!

Natalie

Important Things Happening for Disney- 2019

Hello, Disney lovers! I can’t believe it is 2019 already because 2018 went by so fast! I’m sorry I have hardly blogged these last few months, but life has just been really busy. There are several awesome Disney movies coming to theaters this year and great things coming to the Disney Parks!

Movies

• Captain Marvel(March 8)

This movie is coming to theaters International Women’s Day, and it’s a female-led superhero film. I’m not that into Marvel movies, but I like the concept of this one.

• Dumbo(March 29)

Dumbo has never been my favorite. It looks cute, but it is probably not something I will see in theaters.

• Avengers Endgame(April 26)

Last year, I saw Avengers Infinity War in theaters, and it surprised me because I really liked it! Like I said before, I’m not that into Marvel movies, but Infinity War was good, so I think I will like the new Avengers movie.

• Aladdin(May 24)

I know a lot of Disney fans have a lot of mixed feelings about live-action movies, but I usually enjoy them. Aladdin is one of my favorite Disney movies, and I can’t wait to see how they do it as a live-action version!

• Toy Story 4(June 21)

I didn’t like Toy Story 3 because of the ending, so it doesn’t give me too much hope for this movie. I’m hoping they will redeem themselves through this movie.

Spider-Man: Far from Home (July 5)

I have not seen the first Spider-Man Homecoming yet, but I want to watch it before this movie comes out.

The Lion King(July 19)

I love Lion King, so I am really looking forward to this movie!

• Frozen 2(November 22)

Personally, I think Disney should have left Frozen the way they ended the first one. It was a great movie, and I don’t think they should add to it. I still think it will be good, but they should have just left it the way it was.

• Stars Wars 9(December 20)

I am really excited about this movie! Although I am sad about none of the original characters being in it, I know it is going to be great.

Disney Parks

Stars Wars: Galaxy’s Edge(WDW and Disneyland)

The Star Wars land is opening during the summer at Disneyland Park and during the fall at Hollywood Studios in Disney World. I’m really excited about this new land!

• Disney Skyliner(WDW)

I think this is such a cool idea. It is going to connect Hollywood Studios and Epcot to certain Disney resorts(Art of Animation, Pop Century, Caribbean Beach, and Riviera Resort). It is opening in the fall.

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railroad( WDW)

This attraction is opening at Hollywood Studios sometime during the year. If you didn’t know, it is the replacement for the Great Movie Ride. The Great Movie Ride was one of my favorite rides, so I’m not too excited for this attraction.

Have a magical day!

Natalie

I’m Back and Going to Disney Again…

Hello, Disney lovers! I didn’t mean to take such a long break from blogging, but I’m finally back! I wasn’t planning to take a break, but it just happened. These past few months have been stressful, and I’m almost halfway through the school year, which is crazy. I am sorry that I have been gone for so long, but I am hoping to start blogging more!

I haven’t mentioned it much on my blog, but I’m going back to Disney World in March(*shocker*)! We are going to stay on Disney property this time, and I’m so excited! This will be my second time staying on property. We will be staying at Coronado Springs, and it looks like a really nice resort! We will be staying for five nights and six days.

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We will be doing the Disney Dining Plan for the first time. We made our dining reservations in September and got some really awesome dining reservations! I cannot wait to see Toy Story Land, and I think it will be so much fun! We can make FastPasses in January, so hopefully, we can get some good FastPasses.

I am so excited to go to Disney World and stay on Disney property again! I am planning on doing some more posts about my next trip, so I might do a series like I did before my March 2018 trip. I am sorry it was such a short post, but thanks for reading! I hope everyone has a a great Thanksgiving!

Have a magical day!

Natalie

First Impressions: Toy Story Land

Hello, Disney lovers! The first two Toy Story movies are definitely some of my favorite Pixar movies, so I was really excited when I heard Disney World would be opening a Toy Story themed-land in Hollywood Studios! Since Toy Story Land just opened not too long ago, I’m going to be doing a first impressions for this new land.

The Attractions

There are three attractions in Toy Story Land.

Slinky Dog Dash

From what I can tell, it’s definitely more of a kiddie rollercoaster, but it still looks really fun! I saw a YouTube video of TheTimTracker visiting Toy Story Land for the first time, and he recorded it while on the ride. It actually looks pretty great for a kiddie rollercoaster.

Picture from Disney Parks

Alien Swirling Saucers

I am not a fan of spinning rides, and I would probably get sick if I rode this. It looks really cool for little kids, but this attraction is definitely not for me.

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Toy Story Mania

Obviously, this isn’t a new attraction, but I heard they have a new entrance for Toy Story Mania. I’m assuming they have a new queue as well, but I’m not sure.

Dining:

Woody’s Lunch Box: This restaurant is a walk-up window restaurant that serves all three meals. When I looked on the menu online, not many things seemed that good to me. There are quite a few alcoholic beverages to choose from. You can look at the menu of the restaurant HERE. There is only one restaurant total in this land, and it looks like a disappointment. I think it would have been awesome if they rebuilt Pizza Planet and put it in Toy Story Land(R.I.P. to Pizza Planet).

The Land Itself

This land looks really cool from the pictures that I have seen and the vlog I watched! At night time, they have these colorful lights, and it looks awesome! I think Disney did a really great job, and it looks like Toy Story came to life!

Both pictures are from disneytouristblog

I cannot wait to go to Toy Story Land in March for the first time! It looks really fun! What do you think of this new land in Hollywood Studios?

Have a magical day!

Natalie

Disney Obsession Tag

Hello, Disney friends! I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer! I know I have done a lot of tags in this past on this blog, but this tag that I found looks really fun!

1. When was your first Disney trip? I think the year was 2004 or 2003. It was at Disney World. Obviously, I remember none of it, but I like to think that is where my love of Disney began.

2. Which Park is a must-do for every trip? If I could only go to one Park during a trip, it would definitely be Magic Kingdom. It has always been my favorite Park, and I feel like you can’t go to Disney World without going to Magic Kingdom.

3. What are three Park essentials you cannot go without? Minnie Mouse ears, sunglasses, and a comfortable pair of shoes.

4. What is your dream Disney vacation? My dream Disney vacation would be to stay at the Polynesian Resort. I know it is really expensive to stay there, but I would LOVE to stay there someday!

5. Which Disney princess do you feel like you can relate to most? Why? I feel like Belle is the Disney princess that I can relate to the most. I have always wanted adventure, I live in a small, boring town, and I try to see the good in people. Also, Belle is a very determined person and so am I.

6. What is your favorite Disney quote? My favorite Disney quote is “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” Walt Disney had nothing, but he still had the courage to go after his dreams. He knew he could have the possibility of failing. Despite that, he worked for his dreams, and they came true. This quote is inspiration for me to do the same.

If you did this tag or are going to do this tag, I would love to read it, so please, leave the link to your post in the comments!

Have a magical day!

Natalie

Disney Resorts I Want to Stay At

Hello, Disney friends! It’s been a little while since I last blogged, but life has been busy! I got done with school about two weeks ago, and now, I’m on summer break. Anyway, there are many resorts at Walt Disney World I would love to stay at someday. I have only stayed on property once at the Caribbean Beach, so I definitely want to stay at more!

The Polynesian: Staying at the Polynesian has always been a dream of mine. I love the vibe that the resort gives off, and it is my number one resort I would love to stay at someday. It would be amazing to watch the fireworks from the beach at The Polynesian. Also, it’s on the monorail, so you could just take a monorail to the Magic Kingdom.

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• The Grand Floridian: This resort is so pretty! It’s also on the monorail, and it’s one of my favorite resorts!

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• Animal Kingdom Lodge: I think it’s so cool that if you go outside on the patio of your room, you can see wild animals.

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• Art of Animation: My family was going to stay at this resort a few years ago, but we sadly were not able to. Although I would not want to stay at other value resorts, I would love to stay at this one because they have a Little Mermaid room.

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• Boardwalk Villas: This is another gorgeous resort! It would be such a fun experience to stay here!

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Which Disney resort would you would love to stay at?

Have a magical day!

Natalie

Happily Ever After Review

The new firework show in the Magic Kingdom, Happily Ever After, has been around for a year now, and two months ago, I finally got to see it. Many Disney fans who grieved Wishes have actually said that Happily Ever After is much better than the former firework show in Magic Kingdom. I have some thoughts as well…

While Wishes was about making a wish, Happily Ever After is about your journey making that wish come true and finding your happily ever after. Happily Ever is not only a firework show, but it’s a projection firework show. It also includes laser lights.

Throughout the show, you see multiple Disney characters’ journey finding their happily ever after. Part of Your World” (Little Mermaid), “Out There” (Hunchback of Notre Dame), “Touch the Sky”(Brave), “How Far I’ll Go” (Moana), and “I See the Light” (Tangled) are just a few songs of the many songs that are featured in the firework show. Also, applause to Disney for including “Love is in Open Door” and not “Let It Go”(I really appreciate that). One of my favorite parts of the show was when the instrumental of “Go to Distance” came on because it was a nice remembrance of Wishes.

The soundtrack of Happily Ever is not doubt very inspirational and powerful. It inspires you to reach for your dreams and to leave all your fears behind. It tells us we all have the “courage to fly.” We all have the ability to make our dreams come true. Here are some of the lyrics from the firework show…

Ready to begin, let the wonder take hold. Feel it draw you in, watch the moment unfold. Spark a dream that we’re meant to follow. Setting off for a new tomorrow.”

Happily Ever After is inspirational. It truly inspires me. I think it’s a very impressive show, and I adore the soundtrack. Although it’s amazing, I still don’t agree with the people who think it’s better than Wishes. Wishes will always have a special place in my heart, and I think it is much better than Happily Ever After. Even though I’m still upset that they took away Wishes, Happily Ever does not fail to impress.

What are your thoughts? Is Happily Ever After or Wishes better?

March 2018 Disney World Trip: Part 3

Hello, Disney friends! How is already May? This school year has gone by so fast, and I’m so glad about that because summer break is just around the corner! Today, I’m going to be finishing my Disney World trip report of March 2018!

Day 6 

This today was spent at Hollywood Studios! When we first got there, we grabbed some Starbucks and watched the First Order march. From there, we headed to the Voyage of the Little Mermaid. The show never gets old!

It was time for our first FastPass of the day: Tower of Terror. Right after that, we went to Star Wars Launch Bay to meet Kylo Ren. I had never met him before, and it was so much fun and kind of scary, too! Next up, we went to our other FastPass, Star Tours, followed by lunch at Backlot Express.

We stopped to watch the Jedi training show by Star Tours for a little bit, and then headed to our third FastPass of the day, Toy Story Mania. Afterwards, we went through Walt Disney Presents, which includes, One Man’s Dream, motels of Toy Story Land and Star Wars land, and a meet-and-greet of Star Lord and baby Groot. We aren’t big fans of Guardians of the Galaxy, so we skipped that. After we went through, there was a 20 minute show of Walt Disney’s life at the end.

Then, we went to go get some Coke slushies to watch the Star Wars show by the Chinese Theatre. Since we had one more FastPass from the Disney Vacation Club previews, we used that on Rock n Roller Coaster. Next up, we went to the Frozen Sing-Along. As much as I pretend to hate Frozen, it is actually a really fun show!

We had dinner at ABC, and then, went to meet Chewbacca at Star Wars Launch Bay. While waiting in line, we booked a FastPass for Fantasmic. Meeting Chewbacca was so much fun! Right after we came out from meeting him, there were Stormtroopers meeting people. The Stormtroopers would choose who would come up to them, and it was really funny.

We grabbed some dessert, and then, went to Fantasmic. I finally got to see it for the first time, and it was a really good show! After Fanatasmic, we got to see a little bit of the Star Wars fireworks on the Chinese Theatre and left the park.

Day 6

We slept in, and then, my mom, my sisters, and I went to Disney Springs. I am not sure what is called, but there is a sit down Mexican restaurant that also has quick service in Disney Springs . We got quick service, and it was really good! We looked around the shops, did some shopping, and got Ghirardelli ice cream. We also watched a band play. Then, we went back to the resort and stayed at the pool for the rest of the day.

Day 7

Our flight wasn’t until 4 or 5, so we did not have much time today. We checked out of our resort at 10 and spent about an hour or two at Disney Springs. We had lunch at this fish and chips place, and I did some last minute shopping(I came on this trip with a good amount of money but left broke). Then, sadly, it was time to head to the airport. Our flight was delayed, but eventually, we were on our way home.

I really hope you have enjoyed reading all about my latest Disney adventures! Posts will be coming soon about all the new things I got to while in Disney, and I’m planning on doing a haul post, too!

Have a magical day!

Natalie

March 2018 Disney World Trip: Part 2

Hello, Disney friends! Happy Monday, and I hope everyone had a great weekend! Today, I’m going to be continuing my trip report from my latest Disney vacation! If you have not read part one, and if you want to read the it before reading this post, click here!

Day Four

This day was spent at the Magic Kingdom! We went straight to Tomorrowland for our first FastPass of the day, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin. I don’t know why, but I never seem to do that good on this ride. After that, we went to Fantasyland for PhilharMagic. Then, it was time for our lunch reservation at Be Our Guest!

After lunch, we headed to Splash Mountain for our second FastPass of the day! We headed back to Fantasyland for some LeFou’s Brew aka my favorite thing ever. Sadly, our Peter Pan’s Flight FastPass was during the Festival of Fantasy parade, and I was really disappointed that we missed the parade.

We got an additional FastPass for Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor since it had a long line. (Pretty much everything had a really long line this, even the People Mover!) After that FastPass, we got additional FastPass for It’s a Small World for later in the evening. That was the last FastPass we could make on the My Disney Experience App since five is the limit.

If you read part one of my trip report, you would know that we got three FastPasses from going to the Disney Vacation Club presentations. We did not even have to book the FastPasses, but we just could go up and scan our MagicBands at an attraction in the FastPass line. We decided to use one of the extra FastPasses on Space Mountain. After Space Mountain, we had to force my dad to go on Carousel of Progress with us because he does not like it. When we came out of the show, there was Tomorrowland’s dance party going on. Currently, they don’t have the Incredibles’ Dance Party, but it is coming back this summer. The dance party was so much even without the Incredibles!

We used another one of our FastPasses from the DVC for Tomorrowland Speedway, which is definitely not my favorite, but it was still fun. We decided to save the other extra FastPass for Hollywood Studios. After that, we headed to Fantasyland to eat dinner at Pinocchio Village Haus, and then, it was time for It’s a Small World FastPass!

Then, we headed to Main Street to get some Starbucks and watch Happily Ever After followed by Once Upon a Time, the projection show that replaced Celebrate the Magic(RIP). I will be sharing my thoughts on Happily Ever After later if you are wondering. And that was the end to our day at Magic Kingdom!

Day Five

Today, we slept in and spent the day at the resort. The last few days had been really busy, and we just needed a little break. The pools at Wyndham Bonnet Creek are amazing, and they have two lazy rivers and a water slide. We decided to go to Disney Springs for the evening since we had not been yet during this trip. It was the weekend, spring break, and St. Patrick’s Day, so it was SO packed! It was probably the busiest I have ever seen Disney Springs. It took us awhile to find something to eat, and since it was such a short line, we got food from this stand thingy(Wow, I’m GREAT at describing things). It was not really a stand, but it had an inside for the Cast Members, but you couldn’t go inside if that makes senses. Okay, Natalie, stop. Anyway, we got nachos and popcorn. Everything else was so busy, so that was our only option. Then, we got some dessert at Ghiradelli’s. We did a little shopping, and GUYS, I FOUND ROSE GOLD EARS. I was so excited because I didn’t think I would be able to buy them because they are so popular! After that, on our way out, there was this gold man statue, who is actually a real person, and people were going up to him. He acted liked a statue, but when you weren’t looking, he would mess with you. I went up to him, and it was really funny!

There will be a part three to my Disney trip report. Part three of my trip report will be my final post for my trip report series, but more posts will be coming about new experiences that I got to do during my vacation!

Have a magical day!

Natalie