For the weeks leading up to the trip, I spent my evenings planning every single detail of the trip. What parks to visit, what rides I wanted to reserve a Fast Pass for, the Quick Service restaurants I wanted us to checked, to even what to eat at those Quick Service restaurants, mainly because I needed to know what gluten free options were available. After reading so many Disney websites and watching YouTube videos from frequent WDW visitors, I had our weeklong trip down!
It was our first time staying on resort so I knew I had to do a lot of research when deciding which resort would be the best fit for us and within our budget. I could not be happier with Port Orleans – Riverside. The Royal Room made me feel like a princess. (Sorry, hubs.) The details in the room décor were amazing and the river view was stunning. The resort offered bus transportation to and from the parks, and riverboat transportation to and from Disney Springs.
We knew we would need more than one day for Magic Kingdom. The day of arrival, we checked in to our room and headed straight to Magic Kingdom with only two hours of sleep. We hit the popular rides on our first day – Space Mountain, Peter Pan’s Flight and Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid.
On the second day, we went to Hollywood Studios. This day I planned it around my husband’s likings, Star Wars. The entire day was spent watching all the Star Wars shows, meeting the Star Wars characters, and riding the Star Wars rides. The only non-Star Wars ride we rode was the Tower of Terror because that one is a MUST.
On the third day, we went back to Magic Kingdom. This day was basically all Beauty and the Beast related, with also hitting up the remainder of the rides we had left to go on. I also made dinner reservations at the Be Our Guest restaurant for an early one-year wedding anniversary dinner celebration. We were seated at the West Wing. Everything about the Be Our Guest restaurant was absolutely amazing. As soon as we walked in, we were both in awe at all the details to the movie. I highly recommend it.
On the fourth day, we went to Epcot. We went around the world multiple times, tried as many food and drinks as we could in each country and ended up leaving before the Illuminations show.
Overall, we enjoyed absolutely everything about the parks we visited. One thing I would change for next time: add the park hopper.
Mickey Pretzel at Magic Kingdom