November 1, 2017

Have To’s At Hollywood Studios!

Hello everyone! Today is the last post of my have to’s at Walt Disney World! We are finishing up with Disney’s Hollywood Studios! This park is going through a lot of changes right now, so this list will probably change in the next few years with the opening of Toy Story Land and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge! But for today I am sharing the things that make up my ideal day at Hollywood Studios. Okay, let’s get started!

Have to's at hollywood studios

 

Voyage of the Little Mermaid- This was the first thing I ever did in a Disney park! And 20 years later (am I old enough to say that now?), I still love seeing this show. As I mentioned in this post, The Little Mermaid is my favourite Disney movie, so seeing something dedicated to it always makes me happy! It’s definitely something I have to do when I’m at Hollywood Studios! I’ll even wait for 30 minutes for the next show, and I’m not ashamed!

Toy Story Midway Mania- I’m a little competitive. So I love this ride! I can never beat Ethan, but I sure love to try. I also love this ride for the accessible car that my sister can ride in (you can see a good look at the vehicle in the Disney vlog below). It just reinforces how great Disney is at accommodating those with disabilities! If you want to read more about accessibility in Walt Disney World, check out this post, and this post series! Toy Story Midway Mania is a fun ride, and it has me excited for what is to come with Toy Story Land!

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror- This ride might be my favorite thing in Hollywood Studios! I love the theming, and how spooky it is! I’m usually a wimp when it comes to scary things, but I LOVE this ride! It’s unpredictable, and so much fun! I especially love when the doors open and you can see out into the park! Ethan doesn’t like this ride very much, but it’s one of the only rides I will go on by myself because I have to ride it that much!

What's Accessible at Hollywood Studios

Rock’n’ Rollercoaster starring Aerosmith- The other thrill ride at the end of Sunset Blvd. and I’ve always love this ride! I think every time I ride it I have the same face! I love the fast start and the fact that the rollercoaster is in the dark makes it that much more fun! I love hearing the songs that are in the ride in regular life, because you can bet the first thing I think of!

Fantasmic!- A day at Hollywood Studios has to end with Fantasmic! The music always brings a smile to my face, and is some of my favourite music in all of Walt Disney World. While the show might be a little outdated, I still love it and always want to see it!

Muppetvision 3D- Lastly I love Muppetvision! I remember seeing it on my first trip, and the little purple guy (I don’t know how else to describe him) I was convinced he was looking at ME! And I was sure that he wasn’t looking at my Mom! We had a little argument, and years later I realized that it was just the 3D :). I still like to see the Muppets, and I like the pre-show that plays on the tv! I always try to see this when I can!

Have To's at Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios is going through a lot of changes right now, so without mentioning every attraction or show that it open, this list is bound to be a little shorter. Like I mentioned I’m sure this list will grow with the addition of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Toy Story Land! But there is definitely a piece of my heart that loves Hollywood Studios!

Other posts in the Have To series:

Have To’s at Magic Kingdom

Have To’s at Epcot

Have To’s at Animal Kingdom

Have To’s at Hollywood Studios (you’re here!)

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

Thank you so much for joining me today!

 

Kelsey
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