I honestly didn’t know if I would ever go to Disney World – Partly because we never went as a kid and partly because the idea of a theme park (as I know them) just doesn’t sound exactly appealing to me anymore. Sweaty thighs sticking to yucky roller coasters, an unclean environment, and just the general yucky theme parks we all know… I just didn’t believe Disney World would be THAT different.
BOY WAS I WRONG.
They are clean, kind, everybody loves their job, and the park literally smells like donuts. Everything I dislike about a Six Flags is what Disney does WELL. Disney workers own that they get to make somebody’s day magical and you can see it in every single person employed at the park, from the person driving you on the bus to the coffee carts, to the dancers and characters themselves. They all love that they get to see you that day. There’s just nothing like it.
Our trip was one of 7 best friends, most of whom it was our first time ever at Disney. I will be rolling out a Disney Series since it’s just so much information, but in general… it was amazing. Disney is as much for adults as it is for kids. Tip: Our bestie, Kristen, is a Disney travel agent and can help you with your own trip! Her services are ZERO extra cost, and she can book/plan your entire trip to any Disney park. She could walk these parks with her eyes closed, and would truly help you plan an entire trip that is best suited for your family. From an itinerary to where to stay, and everything in-between!
How long was your trip? Thursday-Monday
Where did we stay? POP Century! This is a bargain resort on site at Disney and was amazing. It is newly refurbished and was top notch. We ordered our breakfast here every day and then went to the busses or sky liner depending on where we were going that day.
What parks did you go to? Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Epcot
How much did it cost? This is entirely dependent on when you go and your group size, so it’s hard to say. But, our trip averaged out for 2 people at $1464 for a 3 night stay with 2 day park tickets that included park hopper. We also paid this over the course of a year… so it literally felt like I went on a free vacation. This cost doesn’t include food, but I would average $40ish a day for food. This is why booking with Kristen is so helpful, because she can find you deals and save you money.
Did masks bother you? TBH, not as much as I thought. It’s hot and humid, and certainly not ideal. But I was having such a blast that it just didn’t bother me too much! When it does start to bother you, you are allowed to remove it for active eating or drinking… so just keep food on hand and find somewhere to sit and eat to remove it! 😉
Night 1: Disney Springs
Day 1: Magic Kingdom
Day 2: Hollywood Studios/Epcot (Park hopper pass)
Day 3: Off-site at Universal Studios for Harry Potter World (will do a separate post for this one!)
Night 3: Disney Springs for Dinner
Day 4: Disney Springs for shopping before flying back