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January 14, 2014

Disney World or Bust!

44 days, folks. Just 44 sweet, sweet days stand in my way. My tummy is full of butterflies and I feel like I'm a giddy little 8-year-old girl again.

Why you ask...
We're heading to Disney World.

Yes, in less than 6 weeks, I will be in sunny Florida with hubbers celebrating our first anniversary at Disney World. The two of us are absolutely kids at heart and we are so excited to go on a new adventure together.

We've already booked our resort, mapped out the parks, made an agenda, booked our reservations at the top rated restaurants, and now we're just counting the days. Somebody pinch me. Is this real life?

Adam and I have always talked about going to Walt Disney World someday before we have kids (and then we can go back again! haha), and the stars all lined up for us to go for our very first anniversary trip. We plan to spend 5 days or so inside the various parks, lazy afternoons by the pool when we need a break, and just quality time with each other.

Honestly, I can't think of a more magical, whimsical, fun place to adventure with my love!

We are going to be the total kids at heart that we are and explore every wonderful thing Disney has to offer. And have I mentioned that my hubs is an awesome planner? That man has done his research on what time of the year to go and what park to visit on which day. 

We've had a blast handpicking the best gourmet restaurants with atmospheres and menu that look to die for! I mean who wouldn't want to do an African wine flight as the lights imitate the sunset at the Animal Kingdom Lodge's acclaimed Jiko, or share exotic desserts while watching fish swim all around you at Epcot's Coral Reef

After reading several Disney food blogs, I have a few Disney treats on my list too (can anyone say Dole Whip?!)! And you know we're totally going to taste test our way through Epcot too. Good thing we'll be walking a lot! 

So tell me, have you been to Disney World lately? 
Do you have any tips or tricks for us? 
Maybe your favorite food or restaurant at each of the different parks?

We'd love to hear your recommendations! 

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  1. I went to the Magic Kingdom last year with some blog friends and a college friend who lives in Orlando. (Earlier that week we hit up Universal Studios for HARRY POTTER.) It was fantastic! We had a blast! Can I go back?

  2. Oh my gosh, girl you are going to have the BEST time! My grandparents lived in Orlando so I have been many, many times! I took my husband back when we were dating a few years ago for a long weekend and it was so special to be there with him. We are actually heading to Disney in June for a work conference for him and I'm counting down the days, too! One of my favorite restaurants is the Cape May Cafe at the Beach Club - they have an amazing seafood buffet for dinner! And then stop at Beaches n Cream at the Beach Club and have sundae's for dessert :) Can't wait to hear all about your trip!

  3. Ahh I'm so jealous!!! Y'all are going to have the best time!! I went my first time 6 years ago and had so much fun! I've been dying to get day! :)

  4. Oh my where do I start? We went to Disney fir our honeymoon and it was the most fun we have had in a long time! Be ready for no sleep! Are you doing a dining plan? We did not bc we ate at downtown Disney and Universal.

    Animal kingdom most likely will not take you an entire day however get there at opening bc you'll need to fast pass either everest or the jungle cruise if there are crowds.

    If given a chance try for a character meal at Cinderella's castle as the view of the fireworks is amazing as you are right there. Be our guest wasn't there yet when we were but I have ppl who say go just for dessert and ask for the grey stuff that's to die for. Ohana is good for breakfast and its where you'll meet lilo and stitch. We did coral reef for one of ours...request an aquarium table and tell them its your anniversary. You won't be disappointed!

    My sister is a cast member there so I have lots of other fun tips if you want them :)

  5. Oh my goodness I'm beyond jealous!! I'm a firm believer that Disney IS the happiest place in the world! I've been trying to convince my boyfriend that it can totally be fun for just adults, but he's not so convinced... Can't wait to see all of your fun pics from the trip next month to prove him wrong :)

  6. I have never been to Disney World. I lead such a sheltered life, haha. So I will be living vicariously through you ;)

  7. That sounds like so much fun!!!

  8. fun! i havent been since i was ten! you'll have a great time. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  9. We're actually breaking in our annual passes this weekend and I CANNOT wait!

    You're going to have an AMAZING vacation! My biggest advice is do not miss out on Animal Kingdom. It's my favorite out of the 4 parks, and seems to be the most overlooked. Going on a real safari where the giraffes walk right up to the jeep is incredible! You also have to make sure to ride Expedition Everest while in that park and Kali River Rapids.

  10. ohmigosh. ohmigosh. that is seriously the greatest way to spend your first anniversary! so fun!! i've been 10 times and i still haven't had enough! sadly, its been yeeeaars in between, so i don't remember enough to gives recs on, but you'll have a blast!!

  11. You will love it! Adam and I went before his second deployment (our belated honeymoon) and it was so much fun! We stayed on Disney property, which made it super convenient. We also stopped and got "Just Married" buttons, which got us a few bonuses while we visited the parks. I'm pretty sure they have anniversary buttons, too!

    We spent one day at Typhoon Lagoon- our favorite part of the trip, actually!

    Our favorite restaurant was the Yachtsman Steakhouse. Best restaurant I've been to... ever!

    Have so much fun!

  12. I've never been to Disney World, but I've been to Disneyland. My husband is from California, so he always got to go. I had never been to either, until we went. I was such a kid at heart. I even stood in line to meet the princesses. Hehe :-)

  13. 51 days until me and hubby plus another couple go to Disney! Can't wait!

  14. We are going towards the end of March. My kids don't know it yet, it will be an awesome surprise.


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