As Ben and I were making our way to Orlando, we addressed the length of our RV adventures. During November, we were thinking of throwing in the towel in April and settling down. After being out for a month, and heading toward warmer weather, we were not sure if we wanted to stop.
So we started the conversation with Ben wanting to settle down and get a house in Austin and me wanting to continue our RV trip. After he told me all the reasons why he wanted to settle down, and I told him all the reasons I wanted to keep going, it seemed like we switched sides. All of a sudden Ben wanted to keep going with the RV, and I was more open to getting a house. Long story short, we laughed and decided it was still too early to make the decision.
Disneyworld Magic Kingdom
Ben and I decided to experience Disneyworld as adults, without kids. Maybe because we are terrible people, or because we are genius. It is everything they say it is. Dreams really do come true here. I loved experiencing this with my husband. It was non stop fun all day.
One of my favorite parts were the shows. They had different parade performances or shows throughout the day. These were nice breaks for the ride lines. The rides were really great but we now understand why they give 3 fast passes. Some lines were over
You might not know this, but I love mermaids. The show “The Little Mermaid” influenced me so much as a kid I joined the swim team.
So part of our adventure was meeting Ariel in her Grotto. Ben was wearing a captains hat and she said, “I am married to a captain too! That means we are
Something surprised me that night, was the final show. They used the castle as a screen to show different Disney movies mixed with music and fireworks. It might have been an over stimulating day but I actually got teary eyed. Disney has really been apart of my whole life and I never knew how influential it was until now.
Also, when I was little, my brother and sister had mickey mouse hats but one of the ears fell off. My sister convinced my brother that it was cool to wear it like a rhino horn so I had to take this pic.
Disneyworld Animal Kingdom
It was a toss-up between the Animal Kingdom and Epcot. We were standing in line at the magical kingdom and overheard someone say it was their 60th time coming to Disney. We asked which one was better and they said Epcot is really fun if you want to drink. Since we are not drinkers, we did the Animal Kingdom and it was great!
We decided to head straight over to the Pandora ride from Avatar. The line was CRAZY long but we decided to go for it. Not sure if it was the best decision. I am not even going to tell you how long we waited in line.
The decorations leading up to the ride were incredible and you felt like you were on a different planet.
The shows here were actually better than the ones in Magic
Something that we have both never seen before was the water and light show. Over the lake they had water shooting up and light projected through the mist which acted as a screen. It was really amazing what they could do. They did this by these 4 lily pads. This made me wish my Dad was here. He would totally dig this.
As if Disney World wasn’t enough right?
Well, we decided to do Universal studios the next week. A big drive for me was Harry Potter World. As Ben and I have driven around the country, I ordered the audiobooks for Harry Potter and listened to all 7 of them! It took me months but I was honestly sad when they ended.
Butter beer was good, but WAY to sweet. Ben and I shared one and couldn’t even finish it. We went to both Diagon Alley and Hogsmead. The rides were really fun and totally worth going. We didn’t do the wands which would have been fun but you would just stand in line to see others doing the same thing you were about to do. We decided we would rather enjoy more of Universal.
One of our favorite stops was Jurassic Park. We could take pictures with a “live” raptor. We WISH we would
We enjoyed going on other rides throughout the park, and we’re happy we made the trip out as a newly wed couple. Fun times in Orlando!