I've been meeting to write this, but Dani just
sent me her pictures, so, here we go!
So in case you all didn't know, DreamyGal & I have been communicating for awhile on fanpop and on skype for the past 6 months, in our fanpop skype group, which consists of me, JonnaSe, CuteDiana, Cromulanfav, DreamyGal, & Diluka96. When Dani found out I was doing my Disney College Program and that I'd be working there for 4 1/2 months, she was excited for two reasons. One, because if she brings me to Disney World she gets free parking, and two, SHE GETS TO MEETME
! Which is an honor that cannot be bestowed at any higher level.
So we met! Two Sundays ago at Disney World, on February 5th. I don't remember the order of the trip at all, so I'm just going by the pictures.
After she picked me up, the first place we went to was Epcot. Epcot is my FAVORITE of the Disney Parks. We took the monorail in and rode Spaceship Earth
. Which, by the way, this past Sunday, I had to yell at someone because they kept taking flash photos in the giant globe section. They are forever shamed.
Then, we went on Soarin'
Which is one of THE coolest ride at Epcot.
Here an old man who worked there shined a flashlight in my face as a joke and I told him he blinded me forever.
Dani hasn't flown in her life, which is what we talked about in the line to the ride because... WHAT?! I've flown over 40+ times. So this was a big deal to her because the ride makes you feel like your flying, although more like you're parasailing.
After this we went to Epcot MEXICO! I love the inside of the pyramid of Mexico more than any other location of Epcot- it's so fun and exciting, the nightlife feel to it. For anyone who doesn't know what the World Showcase at Epcot is, basically it's a walk through of some countries of the World (Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, America, Japan, Morocco, France, UK, & Canada in that order) And they all have large sections dedicated to them with merchandise, sometimes restaurants, and a lot of museums.
We ate at this really nice restaurant with delicious food which had a giant fake pyramid in the back and a constant active Volcano- several of the guests were severly burned by the lava but that's part of the experience.
After, we went on one of my top 5 favorite rides in Disney World- the Maelstrom
in Norway. Now, as everyone knows, Jonna (JonnaSe) is from Norway where she rides polar bears every day so this was really exciting for her. Dani and I were talking about how the very Norweigan Jonna would really love to be on this ride and how excited she would be to see her best friends, the polar bears.
After this we went to see Mulan, who, so far, was my favorite princess to meet. Meeting her was pretty hilarious, because she figured out after 2 seconds of meeting me that I was a HUGE Shang fan. I kept asking when Shang was coming back from training and if I could meet him and she said "I think we've found Shang's number one fan!"
But this is the best; when she was taking a picture with Dani, she said to her "You know, my father said the most beautiful flower blooms in adversity!" and I coughed loudly and said "THE FLOWER THAT BLOOMS IN ADVERSITY IS THE MOST RARE AND BEAUTIFUL OF ALL." And she goes "Wow, I see we have a Mulan fan!" and I was like "Well, mostly Shang, but yes." I can't believe I had to correct a princess. She was fabulous though.
Immediately after Mulan, we met Snow White. I asked her what her Prince's name was, she said "Well, we just call him the Prince, because all the other names were taken by the dwarfs!" ...not the brightest bulb, but I humored her and didn't press further. She was very cute.
After Snow White, we took the ferry back to the beginning of Epcot and left for Magic Kingdom!
I don't remember what we went on first, but evidently at some point we went on Philharmagic
, which happens to be the show I run at Disney World, along with the carousel.
I love the show and could watch it 5 times a day.(and sometimes I do.- btw, I promise I'll write an article about actually working there.) Philharmagic is a fantastic show and we both sang along to the movie; (I always sing loudly in the back of the theater when I'm running it anyway) and it was a great time.
After this it gets hazy.
I know we went on the Winnie the Pooh
ride, because I stood on the wall and took pictures of New Fantasyland, including Eric's castle, which is going to be HUGE, and the Beast's, which is...less huge. IN YOUR FACE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST FANS AHAHAHAHAHAHA
After this, we went to Tomorrowland and rode the Peoplemover
, Space Mountain
, and the Buzz Lightyear ride
We left for Liberty Square where we went on the Haunted Mansion
ride, which is the ride I've ridden more than any other in the parks. I love that they brought Eleanor Audley back to do the voice of the fortune ball woman.
After this, we met Tiana and Naveen, who were extremely wonderful, and Naveen was charming, Dani could barely control himself in line. When we met Naveen, the conversation went like this.
Dani: Where is Maldonia?
Naveen: It is very far.
Dani: But what if I wanted to vacation there, where is it?
Naveen: Ah, it is between Europe & Africa.
Me: You mean, in the sea?!
Naveen: Yes, yes! It is very far. And where are you from?
Me: Maldonia, but I moved here when I was 2 to New Jersey, so I have no accent.
We finally ended the night with Wishes
, the fireworks show at Disney World.
Overall, it was a really fun day, and her & I will get together again soon!
PS. Irony of all ironys, take a look at where we parked, out of ALL the parking spots we could have parked at. By accident.
We were disgusted.