Friday, 30 December 2016

Walt Disney World 2016: Part 4 - Day 3

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Happy Birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy DISNEY birthday to me! 

There is nothing like waking up on your birthday in Walt Disney World. There is something seriously so magical about it that it just makes your birthday instantly ten time more exciting! Everyone should have at least one Disney birthday in their life! I wasn't exactly looking forward to turning 29, I don't know, I don't like the sound of the number, the finality of my twenties, it's....unplesant!

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I was up bright an early with no clue what had been planned for the day - I love surprises! All I knew was I had to be up and out by around 7am, and I had a Minnie Mouse tutu, birthday girl t-shirt, badge, sash, and a tiara to wear! Like I said, nothing quite like a Disney birthday! My room had been decked out in balloons and banners, I love a fuss!

We boarded a bus to the Magic Kingdom, I still had no idea what the plan was. I took a couple of guesses and was met with a ‘just wait and see’ from the family. I swear I was bouncing around on that bus more than the kids next to me! Once we pulled up to the Magic Kingdom, we jumped in the special events line and scooted into the Magic Kingdom just before it opened, making a beeline for Town Hall. 

I twirled in my tutu, I accepted dozens of well wishes, I danced into Town Hall. Yeah, I was already having a ball! Then, all was revealed. We would be spending the morning on a walking tour through the Magic Kingdom; Marceline to Magic Kingdom. I love anything behind the scenes related at Disney, it fascinates me. How everything works, the rides, the shows, how the whole place just manages to function so seamlessly and magically. 

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The tour was three hours walking through the Magic Kingdom, full of stories about Walt Disney and the events in his life that inspired parts of the Magic Kingdom. The absolute highlight of the tour was getting to go behind the scenes of the Haunted Mansion. We literally stood underneath the doom buggies as riders went by, seeing how one of the most infamous scenes in the ride worked. 

After a morning in the Magic Kingdom, we bid our tour guide goodbye, my brother bought me a huge balloon on Main Street USA, and I had some pictures taken with Rapunzal.

We headed over to Be Our Guest for lunch - I had the pork belly and it was divine! Hands down, it's one of the best places to eat in Magic Kingdom if you're on the quick service dining plan - all the perks of a table service restaurant but for quick service credits!

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And as if lunch wasn't filling enough. I ended up tackling a turkey leg. I've been looking at these monsters for years but never given in to trying one until the Mr insisted we had to give it a go. Cave-woman much? It actually wasn't too bad, a bit salty but surprisignly ok!

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We eventually headed back to the resort for an afternoon chill, a wander around, a drink and maybe a nap. I love wandering around Port Orleans Riverside, it's such a relaxing and picturesque resort! It's times like this I wish I was some sort of stylish fashion blogger because the backdrops, they're just so pretty!

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We headed back out for my birthday tea in Epcot! I’d picked Teppan Edo for my birthday feast, it’s a bloody fabulous restaurant! It’s one of those where you sit at the cooker and all your food is cooked on a hot plate that doubles up as your table too. I had the most amazing sirloin with mixed mushrooms, egg noodles, rice, veggies and lots of iced green tea. Just as the evening was finishing up, a chefs hat was placed on my head, clapping started and the entire restaurant burst into song singing me Happy Birthday - I’m not even going to lie, I flipping loved the attention haha! Who doesn’t want to be the star of their own birthday? 

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We finished the night with a couple of drinks around the World Showcase and watched the fireworks, Illuminations

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I mean really, could a birthday be any more magical

You can find the rest of the Florida trip report series here!

Until next time, 


  1. OMG that outfit is everything. x

    1. Think I might bring it out for every birthday from now on hehe!

      Sarah :)

  2. This looks like the best birthday ever!! I hope you had an amazing day <3