Orlando Day 4 Magic Kingdom III

Previous posts: Day 1 | Day 2 Part I | Day 2 Part II | Day 3 | Day 4 Part I | Day 4 Part II

It’s almost been an entire year since my last post in this series, but I’m determined to see it through even though my memory will be fuzzy.

Okay so I read through my last post and it ended at the Monster Inc. Laugh Floor, so let’s take a look at my pictures to see what we did after that because I don’t remember (this is why you don’t procrastinate kids)

Fun fact: as a kid I used to quote them all the time (‘oooooh’)

Deducting from the pictures and what’s left of my memory, we were quite hungry after that and decided to look for a place to eat. Before we could leave Tomorrowland though, we stumbled upon the Incredibles Super Dance Party, so naturally we stayed for that.

That’s my mom’s bow around Frozone’s neck haha. They also danced together #otp #notreallyFrozonealreadyhasagreatwifewhoisthegreatestgoodheisevergonnaget

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We ended up eating at Pinocchio Village Haus, which I personally found really cute and homely. I was wearing my ‘It’s my birthday button’ and thus got a free chocolate dessert which was delicious (of course this I remember what did you expect)

   

After dinner we made our way through Fantasyland again, as it was getting cooler and a little more bearable to stand in the long, long line for The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

   

Though not without stopping to take some pictures and do some shopping of course

So what do you do while waiting in a super long line in the heat besides complain (kidding, I didn’t complain that much)? Take an artsy picture of the Winnie the Pooh ride of course. Thankfully just like the Pooh ride this line also had interactive games, though I didn’t take any pictures of them woops.

Anyway, the ride was definitely worth waiting for! It’s fun and super cute with the dwarfs and Snow White. I won’t give too much away of course, because spoilers (plus I don’t remember much but ssh)

We walked around a bit after the ride and did some more shopping, but it was soon time for the Main Street Electrical Parade which was so pretty.

Of course it ended with a very American wagon haha. But seriously, the pictures turned out pretty good, but it was so beautiful in real life. The pictures don’t do the magic justice haha.

After that it was time for the fireworks show

IT WAS SO PRETTY AND MAGICAL WITH THE DISNEY SONGS AND QUOTES 100% RECOMMENDED. After that we quickly had to pick up our shopping bags from the pick up point so that we could catch the last shuttle back to the hotel. Obviously I didn’t want to leave, but if we had to grab a taxi back that would’ve cost a lot of money. Besides we were still going to Downtown Disney! And that’s what the last post will cover.

Oh boy, really hope that the last post won’t take me another year to write and post haha

Guys talk Disney to me (someone should make a parody like this on ‘Talk Dirty To Me’ haha). What’s your favourite film? Favourite character? Song? Let me know in the comments!

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Orlando Day 4: Disney Magic Kingdom II

Previous posts: Orlando Day 1Orlando Day 2 part 1Orlando Day 2 part 2Orlando Day 3 and Orlando Day 4 part 1.

It’s time for part two! Last post I ended it at the Winnie the Pooh ride, next was Under The Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid, which follows the story of the movie. If you’re a fan of The Little Mermaid, then I definitely recommend this ride!

We did stop to take a picture at the Alice in Wonderland ride first though. We didn’t go on it, as rides like that (the spinning cups) make us both nauseous.

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The building  itself is really pretty, it smells like your actually at sea and once you get into a shell you even go ‘under the sea’. This ride wasn’t there yet when I was five so that made it even more fun! I filmed a bit during the ride (I wish I had filmed more), which you’ll see in the video I’m still working on (it will probably take a while for me to finish it).

After leaving the ride we passed Gaston’s tavern and took pictures with his statue.

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Gaston was actually out there to take pictures with, but the line was rather long and I don’t even like Gaston, so that wasn’t worth it haha.

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Rapunzel now also has her own area in Fantasyland: her tower is there, the buildings are in the style of the film, the flags and the lanterns are there and of course wanted posters! While there a photographer took some pictures of us. We also took a selfie with the tower but it kind of failed haha.

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We then ended up at the Haunted Mansion and oh my God was it hot by then! This was probably the hottest day of the entire trip, though it also didn’t help that Disney doesn’t have ventilators at most rides, while Universal does. The ride is okay, a bit boring until the end when the famous song starts playing. The best part was when inside the house the lights suddenly went out and everyone started screaming haha.

Afterwards I was really in the mood for some ice cream! What better ice cream than in the shape of Mickey’s head?

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Sorry if these photos are making you hungry. 100% recommend this particular ice cream. Unless you don’t like chocolate of course, in which case I pity you.

While eating ice cream (and my mom drinking Diet Coke) we made our way towards Big Thunder Mountain Railroad where for some reasons I didn’t take any pictures. It’s a fun ride though and definitely worth standing in line for. Also there are sort of ventilators here (I’m not sure if they were ventilators or part of the ride, but they blew cold wind so who cares!).

When we got off it was almost time for the Festival of Fantasy Parade, which started right there in Frontierland! We managed to get a pretty good spot, so I could film/photograph a lot. I had no idea my mom was also taking pictures, so I could’ve continued filming instead of stopping to take pictures. Oh well!

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Footage of the parade will also be used in the video I’m making! Anna and Elsa also appeared, but my photo isn’t that good as I was too late to take it and my mom apparently didn’t take one at all! Can we take a moment to appreciate Donald’s and Bashful’s adorableness by the way? And not to mention Dopey in the background!

After the parade we made our way from Frontierland to Tomorrowland. We stopped by the Christmas shop where we bought some ornaments (I also really wanted the Tinker Bell topper, but it was a rather large box so I had no idea how to take that with me, not to mention my mom already has a topper and I doubted she wanted to trade it in for Tinker Bell haha. She is going to hang my ornaments in the tree though! Along with all my old Disney ornaments). On our way to Tomorrowland we took some pictures.

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Make a wish into the well
That’s all you have to do
And if you hear it echoing
Your wish will soon come true

When we arrived we immediately made our way to Stitch’s Great Escape, which had a really short line. Sadly you’re not allowed to take pictures inside so this is the only one I have:

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You get inside with a group and make your way through the ride, until you get inside this room where you sit down. It’s more of a show than an actual ride, but if you’re a fan of Stitch, it’s definitely fun!

Right across from Stitch is the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor, which is basically stand-up comedy and it was hilarious. Definitely recommend this one! I won’t tell you too much about it, just know that if you love Monsters Inc. or if you just love humour, you’ll love this one.

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And this is where I’ll leave you again! There’s one part left and then it’s time for Downtown Disney! Next time there is an incredible dance party (hint hint), dinner at Pinocchio’s and free dessert, The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, another parade, fireworks and of course more photos! Have you tried the Mickey ice cream? Did I make you hungry? (once again I apologise for that). And most importantly: are you a Stitch fan?

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Orlando Day 4: Disney Magic Kingdom

Previous posts: Orlando Day 1Orlando Day 2 part 1Orlando Day 2 part 2 and Orlando Day 3.

Okay, so technically this is day 5, but since I skipped the actual day 4 as not much happens (like I said in my last post, it was a rest day), this is now called ‘day 4’, or it might be a bit confusing.

ANYWAY. THIS IS THE DAY WE WENT TO DISNEY. We had bought our tickets the day before at the hotel, which would save time (most, if not all, hotels in Orlando offer tickets, so keep that in mind so you won’t have to stand in line!).

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Look how cute those tickets/cards are! Those little boxes were bought here in Amsterdam, but they go well with the cards haha. They held these delicious sort of mini-Maltesers *drools*

Of course when one goes to Disney one must wear Disney related clothing* (just like I wore my Hufflepuff tank top the first Universal day, sadly I only have one Harry Potter tank top, and honestly I can’t survive in T-shirts in somewhere as hot as Orlando), so here’s my outfit!

* This is not an actual must of course, it’s a must for me

Yay for Mickey and friends tanktop! My mom wore the same one in gray, so we we were twinning haha. Also how cool is that second photo?! It totally happened by mistake, but I like it haha. I also traded my Harry Potter keychains for my newly acquired Disney ones (thank you Walgreens).

So after breakfast we went to the main entrance to wait for the shuttle that would take us to Epcot, from there we’d ride the monorail to the ferry that would take us to Magic Kingdom.

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DISNEY. Just as I took the photo we went over a bump and Mickey got cut off :(

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At Epcot! Also my outfit from the back. If you look carefully you can see two Mickey heads coming out of my shoes (they’re attached to my socks)

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Look how cute those life vest instructions are! AND THE CASTLE IN ALL IT’S GLORY.

Once we got to the park we immediately went to City Hall to get buttons. If you don’t know, you can get buttons that show you’re celebrating something. Since we were there for my 18th birthday we got a happy birthday button and my mom got a ‘I’m Celebrating’ one as well.

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During the day I got a lot of ‘happy birthday princess Michelle’, someone even called me ‘your highness’ haha BUT SIRIUSLY THOUGH I WAS A PRINCESS FOR A DAY *one childhood dream fulfilled* (though honestly I didn’t want to be a princess that badly (Princesses have to obey all these rules and have all these responsibilities…) I wanted to be a Pokémon master. Still do. One day guys, one day)

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As I said, twinning

This picture reminds me to give you guys this piece of advice: DO NOT BRING A LEATHER BAG TO AN INCREDIBLY HOT PLACE. It kept sticking to my skin, and since I had caught a mild sunburn the day before it HURT.

After getting our buttons, guess who showed up? PLUTO AND MARIE. So then we had to choose: who to take a picture with? I’m sorry Pluto, I love you, but MARIE IS SO ADORABLE.

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LOOK I HUGGED MARIE IT’S BEEN WEEKS AND I’M STILL GIDDY ABOUT IT SHE WAS SO SOFT AND CUTE AND I LOVE HER OKAY

While we where waiting for our turn the Move it! Shake It! Dance And Play It! Parade started, which I filmed. I’m going to make a video out of all my footage and share it on here later, but for now I’m going to show you this clip:

If you heard a ‘STITCH’: that’s me. I LOVE STITCH (and everything Disney, but STIIIITCH. Plus I hadn’t expected to see him in a parade). Also that laughter that follows is also me when I realised I had yelled that quite loud (it was a lot louder in real life haha).

Once the parade was over it was time to hunt down some ears/bows! There are quite a few to choose from, but we decided on these big pink bows (which was useful for my mom, as she had no idea where I was most of the time, especially in stores haha):

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LOOK AT ALL THE MICKEYS BY THE WAY.

Then it was time to start our adventure. We made our way to the castle (me trying to resist all the shops, as we were going to go shopping later in the day) where of course pictures (read: selfies) had to be taken. While we were taking a selfie a guy proposed to his girlfriend and it was so cute! I swear, my future boyfriend better proposes to me in front of Hogwarts or Cinderella’s Castle too, or I’ll say no (just kidding. Sort of. Not really).

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I’m siriusly proud of this photo. The colours, the reflection in the water… It’s so pretty!

We were making our way to Fantasyland, but then we passed this girl eating this delicious looking waffle with fruit, so naturally we decided to get one too. I mean, FOOD.

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Look at my concentrated face haha

BUT THIS ISN’T WHAT WE THOUGHT WE HAD ORDERED. THAT GIRL HAD SOMETHING MUCH SMALLER I LOVE FOOD BUT THIS WAS TOO BIG. I couldn’t even finish it (surprisingly my mom, who has a smaller stomach than I do, did finish it), which was sad because foooood.

Also we saw another squirrel! I swear, every time I saw one I was Dug from Up.

My mom’s theory that I was a dog in my previous life sounds more likeable each day. This morning, she asked if I wanted a hug and I ran at her like a dog, almost knocking her off her feet (and the stairs…).

Once we were done eating we continued our way to Fantasyland. The plan was to get on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train since it was still early, but the line was sooo long and it was actually already pretty hot, so we decided to wait until it had cooled of a bit. Instead, we went on the Winnie the Pooh ride. I kind of remembered going on it when I was five (though it’s more likely I remembered it from film, not from actual memory), and even though I’m no longer five, I still loved it. I mean, it’s Winnie the Pooh.

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If you’re in line with kids, your kids can play while they wait (of course you can too. No one will stop you. I think. If they do that’s unfair). If you knock on the door, you’ll hear Pooh’s voice. I don’t know if he says different things, but when I knocked he said something along the lines of ‘if you’re a Heffalump please go away’ haha.

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When you get ‘inside’ there’s still stuff for kids to do. What I personally loved were these big screens with ‘honey’ that you had to swipe away to find Pooh and his friends.
As you can see the ride is in a honeypot! The ride itself is based on the story of the 1977 film, which is really cute.

After the ride is over, of course you end up in a store. In it they of course sell Winnie the Pooh stuff, but also Snow White (as The Seven Dwarfs Train is right across from it) and of course some Mickey and Minnie stuff.

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TIGGER. I had to get Tigger. Not only because I love him and this particular plush is cute, but because I’m collecting all of the characters and I *GASP* didn’t have Tigger yet. One day I want to have a big library in my house, and I want to place all the plushies in the children’s section (I have big plans).

A lot happened this day, so I decided to split it up again like I did with my second post. I don’t know yet if it will be two or three parts, we’ll see! Next time: The Little Mermaid ride, Rapunzel’s tower, The Haunted Mansion, Mickey shaped ice-cream and more! Have you been to Magic Kingdom? What’s your NUMBER ONE favourite thing? I know, that’s cruel. Don’t worry, you can cheat.

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Michelle Has Got a Sock

If you follow me on Twitter and or Instagram you may know this already, but my last exam has ended, so I’m done! I think it went well, so I’m really happy. I really hope I won’t have to do a make-up exam, because I really need a long, long break from studying.

I would have blogged earlier this week, but I was more exhausted than I thought I would be. I really needed to just lay down and watch some more Girlmore Girls, Disney and read (I’m so glad I finally had the time and energy to read again!). But don’t worry, I have not forgetten this blog (though I have forgotten how to spell woops. Took me a while before I got the right spelling of forgotten). This is the Writing Hufflepuff, not the Forgetting Hufflepuff (terrible pun, I know). Somewhere this week I will finally start round 3 of The Book Awards!

So stay tuned for more on that! I’ve also got three book reviews coming up and there are a lot of blogging ideas on my to do list! Of course there’s also the May Wrap Up, so there are plenty of posts coming your way this June.

Which brings me to the fact that tomorrow it’s June already, which means I’ll be eighteen in less than a week *gulp* and I’ll be going to The Wizarding World and Disney World!

Obviously I’m really excited and I can’t wait to go (though I wish I could apparate or floo there as I hate flying- and hey, that would save money!). Now, my brain isn’t exactly working with me here (it actually took me a good couple of minutes a few day ago to remember the word for sunglasses. That’s how done my brain is after all those exams), so I’ll end this here. Thanks to everyone who wished me good luck and hi to the new followers! Especially during the last two weeks with hardly any posts, I didn’t expect people to start following me haha. I’ll be back soon with more posts, promise! <3

Are you done with your exams yet? Did it go well? Congrats anyway, you survived! If you’re not done yet, hang in there!

– The Writing Hufflepuff