I’m going to Disneyland

August 5, 2013

Remember the song? I actually went to Disneyland yay! I managed to convince Mr D to drive us to Orlando for one day when I was visiting. I thought I probably wouldn’t be travelling to Florida on purpose to go to Disneyland as Mr D is now in Europe, so it would be the chance of a lifetime to go and see what childhood dreams are made of.

We only got a ticket to go to Magic Kingdom as we only had one day to explore the parks. As soon as we arrived, walked down Main Street USA where there’s lots of cute shops and I got myself a pair of Minnie Mouse ears as soon as I got there. It had just stopped raining and it was still a bit cloudy here and there but that wasn’t too bad otherwise it could have gotten a little bit too hot.

As we arrived around lunchtime we started looking for a place to eat. We don’t really like fake food and plastic hot dogs so we tried to find something slightly better and we did. We ended up dining at the Crystal Palace, where you can have a varied and unlimited buffet for around $25 a head. It was surprisingly good, with a large variety of veggies and side dishes. I had some tilapia with several types of salad and it was delicious. We had table visits from Eeyore and Winnie the Pooh. I did see Tigger as well but Mr D wanted to escape before he made it to our table as he is not big on these things. (He wouldn’t admit it but he was actually having fun).

After our lovely lunch we headed to Adventureland, looking to have some, well… adventure. Instead, we found some ducks. Just kidding, we found Robinson Crusoe’s tree house and that was fun. I enjoyed being up in the tree, makes you want to have a real tree house to live in.

What I wore on our expedition: Dress – H&M (via Ebay), Gold Sandals – Topshop (thrifted), Tote Bag – belongs to hubby, he got it from a design festival in Melbourne.

The Enchanted Tiki Room must have been one of my favourite attractions. You can’t help but smile while the birds and the plants descend from the ceiling and sing their Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room song. Amazing how it’s now 50 years old and still going and still putting smiles on people’s faces. Unfortunately photos during the performance are not allowed and the ones I took prior to it starting don’t make it justice.

We then headed to Frontierland where we queued for almost an hour to ride on the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. It was worth the wait as we had so much fun! Mr D wasn’t a big fan of rollercoasters but we both ended up enjoying it and having a laugh.

We also went on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at some point, before arriving at Haunted Mansion. I loved this ride too, it was so well made and fun, the illusions were almost perfect.

We then wandered around for a bit, as by this time we were already starting to feel a bit tired. We weren’t in the mood for queuing for hours so we ended up skipping a lot of rides and headed to Tomorrowland.

There we had something to eat at a space style cafeteria and decided to go to Space Mountain, as everyone on Facebook was urging us to go there (did I mention there is Wifi everywhere? I kept updating Instagram haha). We queued there for over an hour and at this point we were starting to feel a bit desperate as my feet hurt and we were tired… but as we were there already, we decided to brave it and wait. Well, it was definitely worth it. It is probably the best roller coaster ride I’ve ever been in my life. On our way out we also saw Stitch’s Great Escape, which was surprisingly funny, although it was more for kids.

We did a little photo op on the way out. I must have the only husband in the world who tells me “Don’t Smile!” when he takes my photos. In good time we took the nice photos as we were then caught in a 10 minute shower, which made us get into a shop and spend more money on souvenirs for friends. I swear they did it on purpose.

And so it ended our one day visit to Disney World in Orlando. In retrospect and although almost everything there is overpriced, it was worth the visit. I know that if I hadn’t done it then, I would be lamenting that I had missed the opportunity as I won’t go there on purpose. We had a great day and spent most of it with a silly smile on our faces and that, my friends, can be priceless.

I am adding this post to Patti’s Visible Monday over at Not Dead Yet Style. Have a lovely week everyone!

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  • Reply Patti @ NotDeadYet Style August 5, 2013 at 13:23

    the best part is your Mickey headwear! love all these pics, and it looks like a wonderful day. thanks for sharing it with Visible Monday. xoxo

  • Reply pastcaring August 5, 2013 at 16:16

    Good to know you enjoyed your day, Sara – and you look cute as a button in your Minnie ears! I have such an aversion to theme parks, they are all hideously expensive and I hate the thought of all that queuing… My poor kids are deprived, they will have to go by themselves when they can pay their own way! xxxx

  • Reply Hollie August 5, 2013 at 23:38

    how cool! It’s amazing you got to take a photos with the characters. When I went to Disney World the characters were super elusive and you weren’t allowed to touch them when they did finally come around.

  • Reply Connie* August 6, 2013 at 00:11

    Disneyland is so much fun. I’ve gone many times since I was a little kid and it never gets old. You certainly look adorable in your Minnie ears.

  • Reply Jan Graham-McMillen August 6, 2013 at 22:54

    Oh, Darling Mrs. D! What a trip down memory lane your photos are for me … but from 58 years ago or so!
    And from the other coast of the US! The first Disneyland in Anaheim CA opened in 1955, when I was 5, and we lived near enough to go a couple of times a year. Then, in 1968, Disneyland opened it’s doors for 12 or so high school graduating classes … Honors and academic excellence, don’t you know! … and we had the run of the park for the evening until quite late! Dinner in the French Quarter, watching the Pirates of the Caribbean come and go while we dined … a kiss in the Swiss Family Robinson Tree House, The Haunted Mansion … tacos in Frontier Land … Even the Riverboat ride in Adventureland! So much fun!
    So glad you got to go to the Orlando Disney complex! Much looks the same as the Left Coast original, but there’s lots of newer things to see, I’m sure! Overpriced? Of course! So American of us, but that never changes.
    You look like the loveliest of tourists! Perfect outfit with the spangly Minnie ears!
    Thanks so much for the waltz back through time!

  • Reply Andrea Deal August 9, 2013 at 22:39

    Yay, Disney World! I love it there!
    I am so very excited to take the kids to the haunted mansion. They know all about it. It’s been more than 20 years since I’ve been. Hopefully next year we’ll make it down to Florida for a visit.
    Love your Minnie Mouse ears and your orange dress 🙂

  • Reply ollieotson August 21, 2013 at 23:09

    im so jealous!!! im not even really a fan of disney and i would love to go there!
    you looked so cute 🙂

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