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

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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
February 28, 2018

My Sixth Trip to Walt Disney World

Hello everyone and welcome back to another trip recap! Today I’m sharing everything I can remember from my 6th trip to Walt Disney World from May 2012! I’ll also be sharing anything I learned from this trip, and share pictures in the video below! I’ll be laying out the main points of the trip in point form, and go into more detail in the video. Okay, let’s get started!

The basics:

 

  • May 2012
  • only a few days- was a larger Florida trip- went to the Kennedy Space Centre, Universal and Sea World
  • first trip with Ethan! My family went as well 🙂
  • stayed at Pop Century
  • Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Hollywood Studios
  • got a picture taken in the rose garden- Ethan wanted to propose there but the hub expansion removed it! We actually wandered around the night we got engaged because he was looking for it!
  • Alex was sick for the Disney section of the trip
  • went to Hollywood & Vine for the Fantasmic package
  • waiter forever for Fantasmic and it almost got rained out!
  • also ate at Tony’s Town Square and Garden Grill

This trip was memorable for me because it was Ethan’s first trip to Walt Disney World! It was fun to show him what I love in the parks, and get him hooked :D. Spoiler alert, he’s been on every trip since! It was a short trip so it left us with still a lot to see!

 

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 (April/May 2009)

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

My 6th Trip to Walt Disney World (you’re here!)

Thank you so much for joining me today for another Disney Trip recap! We still have a few more to go!

What is something that you still remember from a trip to Walt Disney World? Let me know in the comments below!

Kelsey
February 14, 2018

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

Hello everyone! Welcome back to the trip recap series here on the blog! Today I’m sharing everything I can remember from my 5th trip to Walt Disney World! This trip was back in October of 2011. I’m going to share the things that still stick out to me almost 7 years later, as well as the things that I learned from this trip! I’ll be breaking down the main points below, and sharing more details in the video below that! Okay, let’s get started!

The basics

  • first trip in October (on my reading week from school!)
  • saw the fall decorations for the first, and only time I’ve seen them!
  • my Mom and I went together!
  • We stayed at Caribbean Beach (my 4th time staying there!)
  • we ate at 50’s Prime Time for the first time and LOVED it!
  • first time at Food & Wine- LESSON LEARNED- do not go on weekends! (see this post for 10 tips for Food & Wine)
  • saw Boyz II Men
  • I only brought flip flops- LESSON LEARNED- wear running shoes in the park!
  • New Fantasyland was in the process of being built, so I had to take some pictures!

To hear more about this trip, check out the video below!

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 (April/May 2009)

My 5th Trip to Walt Disney World (You’re here!)

My 6th Trip to Walt Disney World (coming soon!)

 

Thank you so much for joining me today as I shared everything I remember from my 5th trip to Walt Disney World! I still have few more trips to cover, and I hope you are enjoying this post series! It’s one that I’ve had on my list for a long time, so I’m happy to finally be sharing it!

What is something that you remember from any of your trips to Walt Disney World? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks again for reading!

Kelsey