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Universal Studios - Wizarding World of Harry Potter

November 17, 2017

So I work for Disney, BUT I have been obsessed with Harry Potter for as long as I can remember. So you know I have an annual pass for Universal and spend as much time as I can there because this place is seriously amazing.
The Leaky Couldron has the BEST chicken sandwich and french fries, and you really feel like you're in the books. The themeing is unbelieveable.  
And of course, I have to admit that I have always had a HUGE crush on Fred Weasley (I don't want to talk about Deathly Hallows so don't even bring it up) so I always have to check in to see how the joke shop is doing!
I could seriously just sit in the middle of Diagon Alley all day because there's so much to see! I feel like I find new things every time I'm there.
Then of course you have to go to Kings Cross Station to take the train to Hogsmead!
The themeing and attention to detail in both lands in something you need to experience at least once in your life. Visiting Hogsmead even made my mom a Harry Potter fan!
And as if it couldn't get any better, both lands are getting a huge Christmas overlay this year! Complete with a projection show and everything! So keep an eye out for a post about that as soon as I can get a day off to see it for myself! 


Life Update: I'm Staying In Florida!

November 17, 2017

Hey guys! Sorry I’ve been missing for a few weeks, work has been crazy and I feel like I barely have time to just chill out and create content. BUT I have some exciting news and some great stuff planned for the next few months…. Because I’m staying in Florida! I extended my program from January-May and will be moving to a new work location after the holidays. 
I am still a College Program Intern for now, though I have been networking my butt off in the hopes of getting my career truly started with this amazing company. 
So what does this mean for you guys? It means I get to fill your hearts with a million posts about the holidays here, as well as some cool stuff in the Spring and you don’t have to listen to me moan about snow in Massachusetts! 
Getting this extension is huge for me because it’s the next step in my Disney journey and I can’t wait to see where it takes me! Although I'm going to miss Mouse Gear and the family it has given me, I'm so happy to know that I will always have a home to come back to in Epcot and I'm going to make these last two months amazing!
 Hope you’re all ready to follow along cause this is just getting good. 
Also get ready for LOTS of Christmas content coming your way real soon!


Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2017

September 18, 2017

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party is by far my favorite thing at Walt Disney World. It has the best parade, best characters, best show, and of course TONS of free candy!
On select nights from the end of August through the beginning of November, the Magic Kingdom gets extra spooky for a hard ticket event called Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. Between the special shows and parade, small details in the park definitely come out for the festivities. 
Justine and I Disneybounded as Aurora and Maleficent and I'm just shocked that I made it through the whole night in leather leggings - in Florida.
The Haunted Mansion gets extra spooky with cast members covered in cobwebs and some special ghosts out on the lawn that interact with you! 
Boo To You is the best parade that DIsney World has and it did not disappoint when we saw it Friday! We had some really really great character interactions too.  
Then we ran over to Storybook Circus to see our favorite girl Minnie! 
If you are trying to decide if the Halloween party is worth the money - let me tell you it is! I've been going since I was in 3rd grade and each time its amazing! 
I would say more but I have no words. We had a perfect night with perfect weather and great friends. I couldn't be happier. 


Disney College Program - Bon Voyage Brunch Review

September 14, 2017

Three of my favorite things are brunch, Prince Eric & the Boardwalk Resort. Put them together and throw in Flynn Rider and my best friend? Best. Day. EVER. 
When the Bon Voyage Character Breakfast was first announced I thought I was dreaming. My two favorite Disney couples PLUS pancakes and mimosas?? At one of my favorite resorts? I couldn't believe it was real. And today I got to check it out!
The breakfast is at Trattoria Al forno on the Boardwalk. I had never been before but it was beautiful. I will totally be back for dinner one night!
When we first got to our table our server brought us out a frying pan full of Tangled and Little Mermaid themed pastries so I was already drooling. Then we ordered off of the provided menu (it's a sit-down meal not a buffet like other character dining). I was told by many of my friends to get the "Tower of Pancakes" and I was not disappointed!
It came with fresh fruit. bacon or sausage and a pile of the thickest pancakes I'd ever seen. I will say though, the food came out super quick and I was not expecting it. 
Then it was time for characters! I had never met Flynn Rider before but he was great! He was super funny and treated us like 22 year olds not 5 year olds, which is always nice when dealing with characters. 
They were also big fans of Justine's Tangled ears.
But then it was time for the moment I have waited 22 years for. I was finally going to meet the prince that I was convinced I would marry when I was 4 years old. Prince Eric. 
He was also really great to meet and he was super funny. He could tell that I was excited (and basically there to see him) so he spent some time chatting with us and joking around. Ariel also came over and interacted with us and again they treated us like adults not kids. It was an experience I won't forget anytime soon. 
Ariel was great as usual and will always be my favorite. 
Then we were done! My only complaint is that it seemed kind of rushed. We got our food super quick, the character interactions didn't seem rushed, but as soon as we were done meeting them it felt like we were being pushed to leave which was odd because it wasn't like there was a line out the door or anything. Our reservation was at 7:50 and we were out of there by 8:50. 
Then what else would we do with the low crowd levels due to the hurricane? We walked over to Epcot and rode almost everything before noon! 
Which leads me into my next post about Food & Wine! I'm going later tonight to see the Plain White T's so keep an eye out for that!

Who is your favorite Disney prince? Let me know in the comments! 

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