April 11, 2018

My 8th Trip to Walt Disney World! (February 2015)

Hello friends, I hope you are well! Welcome back to another Disney trip recap! Today I am sharing everything I can remember from my 8th trip to Walt Disney World! From what I learned, to my favourite moments, I’m sharing it all! I will share a video below, and the main points of our trip below the video. Okay, let’s get started!

 

The Basics of the trip

  • first trip with DSLR’s
  • February 2015
  • was hot and got colder during the week
  • stayed at Caribbean Beach
  • went to Epcot on Ethan’s Birthday!
  • Ethan’s first time seeing Illuminations: reflections of Earth
  • ate at Via Napoli, 50’s Prime Time Diner, California Grill and Raglan Road
  • not on the dining plan- tried to keep track of food expenses
  • “worst” trip (more of an explanation in the video)
  • I was struggling with anxiety (final semester of college is so much fun!)
  • flights were a problem- Ethan didn’t have a seat on the first flight
  • we were given the wrong room number 🙁
  • saw the Train Station opening show for the first time!
  • Keys to the Kingdom tour (I would HIGHLY recommend it!)
  • saw Festival of Fantasy for the first time
  • first time on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • first time on Splash Mountain at night!
  • I learned that not every trip is going to be “magical”

 

Other posts in the Disney trip Recap Series:

My 1st Trip to Walt Disney World (May 1997)

My 2nd Trip to Walt Disney World (May 2007)

My 3rd Trip to Walt Disney World (January/February 2008)

My 4th Trip to Walt Disney World (April/May 2009)

My 5th Trip to Walt Disney World (October 2011)

My 6th Trip to Walt Disney World (May 2012)

My 7th Trip to Walt Disney World (May 2013)

My 8th Trip to Walt Disney World (you’re here!)

My 9th Trip to Walt Disney World (coming soon!)

Thank you so much for joining me as I shared another Disney Trip Recap! There’s only one more left, and maybe an announcement in the future? But it might not be to a location you’d expect! 😀

Kelsey
March 28, 2018

My 7th Trip to Walt Disney World! (May 2013)

Hello friends! I hope you are well! In today’s Disney post I’m sharing another recap! The trip I will be talking about today I took in May 2013, and it was just Ethan and I! I’m going to be sharing some pictures, the things that I still remember and the things that I learned from this trip, all in the video below! I’ll also be breaking down the main points of our trip below. Okay, let’s get started!

 

the video

The basics

  • May 2013, just Ethan and I
  • we drove with my Mom to Buffalo to save money
  • stayed at Port Orleans Riverside- a beautiful (but confusing) resort!
  • We were at the parks very close to opening every day! We would grab a coffee and head to the bus stop!
  • took breaks in the afternoon (and napped!)
  • Flower & Garden festival was happening!
  • We saw La Nouba for Ethan’s Birthday!
  • This trip was Ethans first time to Animal Kingdom!
  • Ethan still missed Illuminations because we headed back to the hotel during our Epcot day when I wasn’t feeling well
  • Ate at: San Angel Inn, The Plaza, Paradiso 37, 50’s Prime Time Diner, and Be Our Guest!
  • we were on the Disney Dining Plan
  • dinner times all over the place- my stomach wasn’t happy 🙁
  • What I learned this trip: it’s ok to take a break! And try to schedule meals around the same time so you aren’t eating at a different time every day!

 

Other posts in the Trip Recap Series:

My 1st Trip to Walt Disney World (May 1997)

My 2nd Trip to Walt Disney World (May 2007)

My 3rd Trip to Walt Disney World (January/February 2008)

My 4th Trip to Walt Disney World (May 2009)

My 5th Trip to Walt Disney World (October 2011)

My 6th Trip to Walt Disney World (May 2012)

My 7th Trip to Walt Disney World (You’re here!)

My 8th Trip to Walt Disney World (coming soon!)

My 9th Trip to Walt Disney World (also coming soon!)

 

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Kelsey
March 14, 2018

Spring at Walt Disney World!

Hello everyone! Welcome to this week’s Disney post! Today I will be sharing everything there is to do during Spring at Walt Disney World! From special events to seasonal offerings, and tips I’ve learned from trips, I’m sharing it all! Spring is one of my favourite times to visit, so writing this post was easy! Okay, let’s get started!

Spring at Walt Disney World

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Running from February 28th- May 29th, 2018, this is one of my favourite festivals at Epcot! I love seeing the different topiaries around World Showcase and sampling the food! In the last few years they’ve increased the food offerings (it’s like Food & Wine lite) and I haven’t been since 2013 but the food this year looks great! You can check out all of the food offerings for this year here. There is also a concert series just like at the Food & Wine Festival!

Spring at Walt Disney World

easter egg hunt

There is a fun activity to take part in at the Flower & Gardne festival every year, and a new addition this year! Maps and stickers are $5.99+tax, and it’s your job to find the Easter eggs hidden around World Showcase! New this year is the Spike the Honey Bee Scavenger Hunt. You can find more information about these events here.

Spring at Walt Disney World

picture via link

Chocolate Easter Eggs at The Grand Floridian

One thing I’ve never seen in person is the chocolate eggs at the Grand Floridian! One of my favourite resorts in general, and the chefs from around the resort make beautiful themed Easter Eggs!

meet the easter bunny

You can find Mr. and Mrs. Bunny in Magic Kingdom until Easter, and get your picture with them!

Star Wars RunDisney Weekend

Sure to be a busy weekend with 3 races (a 5k, 10k and Half Marathon), this takes place every year! I know some people who are running this year, and I hope to run one of these races in the future! (Mostly because it falls around my birthday that I could then be in Walt Disney World on my birthday!

seasonal shows

The Trolley show in Magic Kingdom gets a spring update, as well as Festival of Fantasy! I love how Disney makes subtle changes for the seasons 🙂

low (ish crowds)

March and April can be busy with Easter and spring break, but I’ve found May to be fairly low in crowds. It’s actually one of my favourite times to go! I’ve been to Walt Disney World in May 4 times! On my 1st trip, 2nd trip, 4th trip and 7th trip! I find the weather is perfect (hot which I like, and it’s still warming up in Canada so it still feels like a vacation to a warm destination!)

New UP! Bird show at Animal Kingdom!

Starting April 22nd, the relacement for Flights of Wonder will be showing! Featuring Dug and Russel from UP! It will premiere in Earth Day, which is also Animal Kingdom’s birthday!

If you’ve been to Walt Disney World in the Spring, let me know what one of your favourite things was! For me the Flower and Garden Festival is always fun, and I love seeing the topiaries every year!

Other Disney Seasons posts:

Fall at Walt Disney World

Winter at Walt Disney World

January/February at Walt Disney World

Spring at Walt Disney World (you’re here!)

Summer at Walt Disney World (coming soon!)

Thank you so much for reading!

Kelsey