This past summer, my family and I were fortunate enough to go to the “Happiest Place on Earth”, Disney World. Located in Orlando, Florida to get there, a three hour drive and two hour flight lay ahead of us. When we arrived, the best week of my life began.
Disney World is made up of four main parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios, Each with their own special trait and style that make everyday at Disney a different experience. Here’s what I thought each was like:
Magic Kingdom: My personal favorite, is one of the main staples of Disney. I walked in and after passing security, was met with Cinderella’s castle and beautiful music all around me. Here I found trolleys with people singing and dancing, gift shops to buy unique souvenirs, and a majority of the Disney Princesses. There’s also a wonderful and extravagant fireworks display which they have every night. While there I truly felt pure joy and magic. It seemed everything was perfect and I loved every minute of it.
Epcot: This park was based on different parts of the world. Since Disney is such an international and popular place, I met people from all different cultures and countries here. It’s made me feel as though I was traveling to different parts of the world all in one day.
Animal Kingdom: Here we were greeted with many animals I’d never even heard of or seen before. Such as: Black Rhinos, Baboons, Gazelle, etc. Most of these animals were endangered or very rare so being able to see them was a sight I’ll never forget. While in this park I felt like we were on an endless safari, which happens to be one of the most popular things to do while there. Pocahontas is even there frequently.
Hollywood Studios: Last but not least, there’s Hollywood Studios. Since I’ve never visited Hollywood, this was a good way to get the feel of it. This park is mostly seen as the film area. While there are popular rides such as “Tower of Terror” and “Toy Story” land, here is where many of the shows and live performances happen. Some include: Fantasmic, Beauty and the Beast, etc. I felt very entranced here, as if magic was happening right before my eyes.
While the parks are amazing and unique, I also went to Disney Springs where I could shop and hang out with family to my heart's content. I enjoyed doing this to get a break from the parks.
In my week spent there I can honestly say Disney World truly is a magical place and I can’t wait to go again.