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It’s All So Magical: The End

I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing — that it was all started by a mouse.

-Walt Disney

Here we are, the final installment of our Disney World trip. Yes, I know. It took forever to get here, but I cannot thank you all enough for sticking along for the ride. There’s going to be a lot more going on this year and some exciting news so if you haven’t already, please follow us on Facebook and/or Instagram!

We headed back to Magic Kingdom after a really nice nap and took in the park from a completely different view: all lit up for the night. By the time we arrived, the holiday lights were on full display and I was entranced. It was absolutely stunning. We got to watch the holiday light show on the castle before heading back to The Haunted Mansion. Yes, we rode it twice. It was so worth it. We also got stuck a few times on this second ride through during my favorite part so Alex had to deal with me belting out Grim Grinning Ghosts for a bit. You’ll hear no complaints from me.

Afterwards, we kind of just meandered through the park. It was hard not to just take our time and get a look at everything.

That night is where my favorite photos from our trip came in. I’m not usually into taking black and white shots, but my word I couldn’t help myself. It just seemed perfect.

Our night wasn’t just walking around though. We did pop over to the Little Mermaid ride, which was AWESOME. I love the Little Mermaid, to the point where I burnt out multiple VHS tapes (yeah, I’m that old) when I was a kid. Also the ride was just pretty? Sure the animatronics were a bit dated, but I didn’t mind at all. I just sang the whole way.

We rode the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh one too. Alex rolled his eyes when I suggested it, but honestly…it was adorable. We both really enjoyed it. And I mean, come on. Who doesn’t like Winnie the Pooh?

After, we just once again content to wander the park. Neither of us were in a real rush and it was just so gorgeous. For a full idea of what it looked like, find me on TikTok @travelinfoodies! I have a couple of videos up from this trip and a few other ones.

With dinner reservations at House of Blues, we finally said goodbye to Magic Kingdom. It was, without a doubt, my favorite park. I give it a 10/10 recommend. Everything about it was magical for me as a first time Disney World visitor. I’m sure people will argue that it’s better when the park is fully open, but considering I have crippling crowd anxiety…I’m good.

We took the ferry back to the car and watched the beautiful park fade away across the lake. I took one final glance, had a teary little moment of thanks, and then ended up completely smashed at House of Blues. It was our anniversary dinner and our last hurrah in Orlando. I wasn’t going home without one night of drunken giggles.

I do hope that one day I’ll be able to head back to Disney World, but I guess we’ll just have to see what happens. If you’ve ever been, what are some of your favorite experiences at the parks? Let me know in the comments and as usual, safe and happy travels!

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