For the first time in forever, I'm visiting the famous Walt Disney World. I have been a die-hard Disney fan for as long as I can remember, so I know without a doubt I'm going to have the best time of my life. I cannot wait to be a kid again and see my favorite movies and characters come to life. I've done a lot of research, and have a mental list of what I want to do and what I hope for. I'm here to get that list off my chest. I will be writing a follow-up article after my trip to talk all about my time there. For now, here's what I am hoping for as I jump up and down in my seat impatiently waiting to pack for the plane.
1. Meet all the princesses.
That's right, I said it. My number one goal is to meet every single one of the princesses. This includes the classic ones like Cinderella, the Frozen duo, and even Moana and Elena. My favorite thing about Disney is the strong female leads in the movies and shows that have inspired me to be the person I am today. To meet all of them would be a big check off the bucket list.
2. Ride some teacups.
This ride is the first thing I think of every time I think of the park. They seem like such a classic trademark to me. I remember seeing kids ride them in the commercials on my Disney videotapes and thinking how cool it would be to ride one. Now that wish is coming true!
3. Ride Frozen Ever After.
Even in 2017, I am still a crazy Frozen fan. And this ride looks absolutely jaw-dropping. Let's hope I can talk my group into using one of our fast passes for this one!
4. See the garden festival
We will be attending the parks just in time to see the International Flower and Garden Festival. Our favorite Disney characters will be reimagined in beautiful bush and flower sculptures. As a floral and Disney lover, this is super duper exciting!
5. Be a kid again
There are a lot of other things I want to do at Disney world that would probably turn this article into a novel. However, at the same time, I am so new to this that I won't know what exactly I'm doing until I get there with a park guide! Overall, my main goal is to just enjoy myself and be a little kid again. I have had a tough year, so being able to take a week off from work and be surrounded by what I'm passionate about is seriously a huge blessing.
I want to give a special shoutout to my friends Blake and Sara, who surprised me with the gift of a ticket to Disney World since they knew how tough I've had it in the past year. I am so thankful and blessed that you guys have done this for me. There are honestly no words to express how grateful I am for you guys. This is so unreal. I hope we have the time of our lives and make some magical memories!