Hello all~ I hope that the fasting month is going well for all of you 🙂
Again, a very late post (this has been a habit for me, posting a really late post) 😀 So in this post i want to tell you about Walt Disney World!! 😀 I went there on May when i visited USA and it was such an experience that no one could ever forget! So magical and joyful~
So, Walt Disney World is not only a ‘Disneyland Park’, it’s much more than that. Despite of having only one disney-themed park like Disneyland, Disney World is like an integrated site of theme parks, resort and other entertainment scheme owned by Disney Production. They have numerous hotels and resorts, 4 theme parks, waterparks, shopping center, golf course, and almost every recreation facilities. You name it, they have it.
It is located at Orlando, Florida (if you want to get there, just book a flight to Orlando International Airport). During my stay there, I stayed at Walt Disney World Swan Resort and we visited Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studio, Downtown Disney, and Disney Boardwalk. So i will tell you about some of the sites that i have visited!
Walt Disney World Swan
Swan? Did you just imagine about a fairy-tale-themed hotel? Unfortunately you were not that right. The only swan related or fairy tale related thing was the outer interior of the hotel and giant swan statue on top of the hotel. But still, i think the hotel was quite magical~
The hotel is co-owned with Sheraton Hotels and Resort so Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) member you are welcomed to redeem your point for your stay! The hotel itself was a bit old (especially the lift and room doors that were wearing off) but still well-maintained.
What’s the benefit of staying in this hotel? First, it made you eligible for Park ticket purchase in the hotel with fast-pass service (a part of Walt Disney World privileges). Second you got free access to every parks by bus and ferries (from and to Disney Hollywood Studio and Epcot Park). Third, because my dad was a Platinum-life member of SPG they put a special surprise in our room. A bowl full of snickers, mars, time-out and every other American chocolate for me and my sister’s graduation! Fun!
The dining was quite good, for breakfast we could go for a buffet in . Where they claimed guest can have breakfast with Disney character if booked, my family had one, though, although we did not book it, LOL.
However, I specially recommend the Japanese restaurant and also the room service, it was really good! The view from the hotel at night was also incredible, you could see the fireworks from Magic Kingdom’s parade and you also had an astonishing view of the bridge connecting this hotel to its sister’s hotel, Walt Disney World Dolphin.
Downtown Disney is a small downtown for the whole resort where they have shops, restaurants, cafes, and even cinema. For sweet lovers, i recommended you to go to Goofy’s Candy Co, you can have every disney-themed treats here. From cupcake, cookies, candies, chocolate, and everything sugary!
The special treats from this shop, however are the specialty apples (coated with chocolate), 5-topped pretzel rods, topped crisped rice treat, topped marshmallow, and top gingerbread cookie. You can choose the kind of chocolate and topping that you want!
I chose to have topped crisped rice treat. The rice crispies are sticked with caramel and it has mickey shaped, topped with colorful sprinkles and milk chocolate :9 yummy! but beware of the size, because it’s extremely sweet it was almost impossible to finish it by my own! 😀
If you want to taste America’s most famous chocolate you can also go to Ghirardelli Chocolate shop, which was truly delicious. You could have shakes, ice cream or just a simple signature ice-chocolate.
If you’re fond of shopping especially for Disney’s goods, going to World of Disney is really recommended. It is such a huge disney-themed shop where you can get everything. From usual souvenirs like t-shirt, pen, magnets,mugs, and key chain until suitcases, jewelry, make-ups cooking utensils and everything! You will definitely love it here! And if you have little children, they also sell princess costume and makeover here, at Bibbidi Bobbidi’s Boutiques.
In some day, they also have food trucks parked outside the Disney Downtown, so American, isn’t it?
This boardwalk is close from my hotel, it only took 5 minutes walking from my hotel, located near the ‘sea’ it imitates the real American boardwalk. Unfortunately I did not have any picture describing about this site. However this boardwalk consists of cafe, restaurant, food stalls, and game center, just like common American boardwalk. We can also see some street performances along the boardwalk from magic performance until music performance.
I think this boardwalk is especially recommended for a night dating with your boyfriend/husband 😀 You can have a nice dinner in one of the restaurant, your boy can win a doll for you in the game center, and you could also see the spectacular fireworks from the parade!
So this is my first review about The Magical Walt Disney World, i will write about the park in the following post!
See you soon~
With loads of love,
Afifa Ayu Koesoema