Can you guess where I’ve been?
Here’s a clue….
Okay, here is another clue…
Okay one more….
Yes yes yes, I’ve spent the last week in Orlando, Florida. It was my first time and I was SO excited! I knew as soon as I got on the plane that the whole trip was going to be absolutely MAGICAL! However, no matter how much planning you do or how ready you are to have the trip of your life, there will always be things that surprise you along the way!
We spent our first afternoon at Disney Springs. It was lovely and got me even more excited to see Disney. Well, that was until I realised I’d gotten food poisoning at the most magical place in the world…
Unfortunately, it hit me hard on day 1 of the trip. I spent most of my evening feeling nauseous and unable to sleep hoping I’d feel better for Magic Kingdom the next day – No such luck!
We attempted to go shopping the next morning, but that was too much for my poor stomach to handle. So in true Brit “hangover” style, we pulled up outside the house and before Hemma could even park onto the drive, I’d opened the door and vomited EVERYWHERE. Yuck!
After a couple of hours of relaxation we decided to go to check out the Crayola Experience instead. Despite my feeling terrible, we made the best of it and the baby had the best time!
The Crayola Experience
Whether you’re a kid or an adult, everyone has heard of the happiest place on earth and there is nothing better than visiting Disney World for the first time. Up at the crack of dawn, although still not 100% and unable to eat, I was super excited to hit the park. For many people, the highlight of a trip to Disney is spending time with family and making magical memories with the people you love – and for me it was just that – when everyone finally woke up that was ;).
We took advantage of the fast passes and meandered around the park at our own pace. I was a little disappointed that characters weren’t walking around the park throughout the day as expected, but I really did have the most amazing day and cannot wait to go back.
A trip to Orlando would not be complete without visiting Universal Studios. And what better way to watch the Eclipse, than in the park!!
Universal Studios is one of the biggest movie-based theme parks in the country. We planned to explore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Kidzone in particular, (although I’ve not actually watched more than one of the Harry Potter movies ha!). The attention to detail in the park is absolutely incredible and in some ways Universal is even better than Disney World itself. Even if you don’t count yourself a fan of Harry Potter or you’ve not had the chance to get into either the films or the books, the Harry Potter section is still amazing and I’d definitely go again.
You can take a walk through Diagon Alley:
Or enjoy a butter beer at the Leaky Cauldron:
You can wander through Springfield:
And feast on some sweet treats…
There really is something for everyone – check out the rest of the photographs below 🙂
Disney and Universal put sooooooo much effort into creating an incredible experience for everyone and I really did enjoy every second.
I had an absolute blast in Orlando!