October 18, 2017

Have To’s At Animal Kingdom!

Hello friends, I hope you are all well and ready for another Disney post today! Continuing on in the post series I started a few weeks ago, I’m sharing my  Have To’s at Animal Kingdom! Keep in mind that I have not yet seen Pandora: The World of Avatar, so those attractions won’t be on the list right now, but most likely will be eventually. Okay, let’s jump in!

Have To's At Animal Kingdom

Expedition Everest- I love hitting Animal Kingdom right at park opening and heading straight for Expedition Everest! I get a few rides in and then I’m good. While sometimes I still have to close my eyes when it comes to the Yeti, I love this ride! The speed, change in direction, the views from the top, I love it all!

Expedition Everest

Kilimajaros Safaris- I love going on the safari! It’s always different because you never know what animals you might see, and the cast member drivers are always great! We usually go in the morning when it’s said the animals are more active, and we usually have pretty good luck! I also love taking pictures of the animals, although it can be tricky with how bumpy the ride is!

This guy came up right beside the truck, you never know what you will see!

It’s Tough to be a Bug- I generally do this so I can get up close to the Tree of Life, because I always like to find new animal carvings! This is something fun to do with someone who has never done it before, and might not be aware of some of the special effects ;).

Tree of Life Awakenings- I saw these for the first time on our last trip (which was also my first time seeing Animal Kingdom after dark) and I really thought it was a great way to end the day. Animal Kingdom got a lot of slack for being a half day park, but something about seeing the crowds stop and watch these little shows made me really happy! If you want to see what I’m talking about, check out the Disney Vlog below!

The Festival of The Lion King- I love this show! The “Can You Feel the Love Tonght” scenes always makes me cry, but this show is such a good time! I grew up with The Lion King, so it’s fun to jam out to the songs and watch the different performers!

Wandering the Park!- Animal Kingdom doesn’t have a ton of attractions, so it’s definitely one of the parks I love to wander. I feel like every time I’m there I find a new path to walk down, and I love seeing the animals up close!

Accessibility at Animal Kingdom

More posts in the Have To’s series:

Have To’s at Magic Kingdom

Have To’s at Epcot

Have To’s at Animal Kingdom (you’re here!)

I hope you enjoyed taking a look at my have to’s at Animal Kingdom today! I love spending time at Animal Kingdom, because it is such a unique park! I feel like it is also one of the most detailed parks, so I enjoy walking around and soaking it all in. It used to be a half day park in my opinion, but now I enjoy spending the full day there!

What are your have to’s at Animal Kingdom? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Kelsey
October 4, 2017

Have To’s At Epcot!

Hello friends, and happy October! I can’t even believe I just typed that! I hope you are all well. Today’s Disney post in the next in the Have To series I started a few weeks ago! Today I’m sharing the things I have to do when I go to Epcot. It makes up my ideal day, and I can’t picture visiting Epcot without doing these things! Again I’m trying to keep the list under 10 things. Walking into Epcot is one of those Disney moments I just love. The moment I hear that background music, I feel like I’m home! Okay, without further ado, here are my have to’s at Epcot!

Have to's at Epcot

Soarin’ Around the World- Soarin’ is one of my absolute favourite things at Walt Disney World. I love the ride itself, but I also love riding it with my sister. She would never be able to experience something like this in real life, so the fact that she can experience it at Disney is pretty special. Watching her face is just as good as watching the actual film. The newest version might not be as good as the original, but I definitely enjoyed it last November! I avoided spoilers as much as humanly possible, and cried like 3 times when I finally got to experience it. I was SO HAPPY they kept the original music (with a new spin), because I love it so much. Okay, if you can’t already tell, I love Soarin’.at Epcot

Living with the Land- The other thing I love to do in The Land Pavillion! It’s such a relaxing ride, and I love seeing all the food they grow! And looking for hidden Mickey’s :). I’d like to do the Behind The Seeds tour where you can actually walk the greenhouse, I think it would be pretty cool!

Grand Fiesta Tour- There are rumours that this ride will change once the new movie Coco comes out in November, but I hope it stays the way it is! I have to ride this every time I visit Epcot! It’s not the most popular ride, but I love it! Once Ethan and I rode it and there was an audio issue so it was quiet… and very weird. I love to see the Three Caballeros, and I love the audio animatronics they added to the end of the ride!

Test Track- I really love the new (not that new anymore) Test Track. I liked the old one, but I love the new version. Since you now get to design your own car, it makes the ride that much more immersive! I love the darkness of the ride, it gives it a much sleeker feel. And it reminds me of Tron. But the ending, oh how I love the ending! Going outside and going FAST! It’s really fun.

Test Track at Epcot

Frozen Ever After- I know it usually has a HUGE line, but for me there’s really only 1 reason this made the list. SVEN. I love Sven if you don’t know, and getting to see him up close makes me squeal. Don’t believe me? Check out the Disney Vlog below and skip to around 10:40. The audio animatronics are really amazing in this ride!

Club Cool- When it’s hot you have to visit Club Cool! I love trying the different sodas from around the world, and if I’m with someone new you can bet I’m getting them to try the Beverly! My favourites from my last trip were Pineapple Fanta and the Watermelon Lemonade! Check out this Disney vlog to watch Alex try said Beverly :D.

Spaceship Earth- I always have to go on Spaceship Earth when I’m at Epcot! It’s slow moving and relaxing, air conditioned, need I say more? It’s hard to explain what I like so much about this ride, but I love it. The number of audio animatronics is pretty crazy to think about, and you learn a little bit on the ride too! I love the “Your Future” thing at the end too, because it’s always different and if you take a funny picture at the beginning it makes it even funnier. I love looking at Spaceship Earth around the park just like I do Cinderella Castle, it just brings a smile to my face.

 

Illuminations: Reflections of Earth- A day at Epcot has to end with Illuminations! Ethan thinks it’s the best show for strictly fireworks in Walt Disney World, and I have to agree! I love the music, and how all of World Showcase is involved. It’s the best ending to an Epcot day!

Other posts in the Have To series:

Have To’s at Magic Kingdom!

Have To’s at Epcot (you’re here!)

What are your have to’s at Epcot? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed taking a look at the things that make up my ideal day at Epcot!

Kelsey
September 20, 2017

Have To’s at Magic Kingdom!

Hello everyone, I hope you are well! I have another Disney post for you today, and I’m starting a small series! If you’ve ever stayed at a Walt Disney World resort, you may have turned on the tv and found the Must Do channel. Hosted by Stacy, she goes through all of the “must do” things at each of the park. So I thought that in the next couple weeks I would share the things that I have to do in each park, and that I would want to do if I only had one day in each park. So don’t expect it to be all of the thrill rides or anything like that, but just the attractions or shows that make up my ideal day in each park. Today we are starting with Magic Kingdom! Okay, let’s get started with my have to’s at Magic Kingdom!

Have To's at Magic Kingdom

Because I don’t want these posts to be lists of every single thing, we are going to try and keep this under 10 things! I also tried to pick at least one thing from each area in the park!

Splash Mountain- I’ve mentioned before that this is my favourite attraction in Walt Disney World, so of course I want to ride it! I love the length of the ride, the characters, the big drop and the smaller ones that keep you guessing. Riding it when it’s hot is awesome, and it’s fun at night! It’s definitely my favourite mountain in the Magic Kingdom, and it’s a ride I definitely want to do every time I’m in Magic Kingdom!

It’s a Small World- A classic! This ride reminds me of my childhood, so I love revisiting it. My favourite room is the jungle, I love the winking hippo and the Elephant on the wall swinging the kids on it’s tusks. This is my must ride attraction in Fantasyland!

Have To's at Magic Kingdom

Pirates of the Caribbean- Something about walking through Adventureland I love. The way the music kicks in just tells me I’m in Disney! If I’m going to go on one ride in Adventureland, it has to be Pirates of the Caribbean! This might be weird, but I love the smell! I love how long it takes to walk up to the ride, and so many of the scenes are classics!

Have To's at Magic Kingdom

The Peoplemover- Sometimes you have to take a break, and the Peoplemover is a great was to do it! Tomorrowland has an energy to it that’s different than the other lands in Magic Kingdom and I love travelling around it on the Peoplemover! I remember seeing in the Disney community how much everyone loved it and always kind of thought it was weird, but once I went on it I got it!

Have To's at Magic Kingdom

Carousel of Progress- There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow! I love this show! The songs, the scenes, it just screams classic Disney to me. I love knowing that Walt was responsible for the creation of this show, to me it just makes it that much more special. The rotating theatre is different than any other attraction in Walt Disney World, and I like how you travel through time with each scene. Some people like Carousel of Progress because they can take a nap, but you can bet I’ll watch the whole thing.

Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid- I had to mention my favourite ride in New Fantasyland! This makes my inner child so happy, because The Little Mermaid has always been my favourite! I love the “Under the Sea” and “Kiss the Girl” scenes. On my last trip I rode it with my friend Hayley, and we were singing the whole time! After my Dad said he looked over at us laughing and singing and just knew we were having fun!

Have To's at Magic Kingdom

Haunted Mansion- Another one of my favourite rides in all of Walt Disney World! I could ride this over and over and notice something new! My favourite scene is the scene with all of the dancing ghosts, and it has been since I was a kid! I bought an eye mask with the wallpaper from Haunted Mansion on my last trip, and it makes me so happy.

Have To's at Magic Kingdom

Fireworks- A day at Magic Kingdom wouldn’t be complete without fireworks! If you were headed to MK today you would be seeing Happily Ever After (which I haven’t seen in person yet!), but a six months ago you would have seen Wishes! Disney does fireworks like no one else, and I love finishing the day with a bang! (Sorry, I had to!) And they always make me cry to, they just get to me!

That about wraps up my have to’s in Magic Kingdom! I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the things I like to fit into my days at Magic Kingdom!

If you were heading to Magic Kingdom today, what would you want to do? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you so much for joining me today as I share my have to’s at Magic Kingdom!

 

Kelsey