Friday, August 20, 2010

Tale as old as time

So, I'm back from Disney! I had such an amazing week! I got to go to all of the parks, as well as the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios! Oh my goodness. Harry Potter world was amazing. It was super crowded, but so well done. I even got to drink a butter beer! I also got to go to the Magic Kingdom three times, where I rode Splash Mountain and Space Mountain for the first (and second and third) time. Ahh, I was so sad to leave, but I think we may be going back next summer! Also, it's good to be home since school starts up again next week (already). Right now, I'm super sleepy (early flight) and catching up on some tv I missed. Oh, by the way, disney's internet was a whopping ten dollars a day, which is why I wasn't able to update :( I'll leave you with some pictures of my week!

So, on day one it rained. It rained a lot. A magical disney thunderstorm of dreams and magic. See, look how happy I am



Shirt: Forever 21, Poncho: Disney

The next day was much nicer than the first! We went back to the magic kingdom, where we saw cinderella's castle



Dress: Thrifted, Shoes: Nordstrom

Then had dinner in the castle with the disney princesses! I got to meet Belle, my most favorite disney princess (because she loves to read and isn't shallow. Sorry, I thought I may have to defend my position)



The next day we went to Hollywood Studios! They have a little film walk of fame where I got to take a picture with "Betty White!"



...And Bill Cosby :(


I also got to take a photo on a movie set made to look like New York city.



Shorts: H&M, Shirt: Macy's, Ears: Disney

Then, it was on to the wizarding world of Harry Potter! The castle and the ride inside of it were amazing, and you know I had to wear my HP glasses




With one of my favorite characters, Sirius Black



and some butter beer, which was delicious. I also purchased a wand as a souvenir! They had the wands of a bunch of characters, and I decided on Remus Lupin's, because he is one of my absolute favorites and his wand was classy and simple (does that sound inappropriate at all?)



Dress: UO

The next day we went to Epcot, one of my favorite parks! We went on Spaceship Earth



Then we went to the world showcase, where they have mini-recreations of a bunch of countries from Mexico to France to Japan, and a bunch of others as well. In France I ran into my two favorite characters again



Skirt: UO, Shirt: Delias

Next, we went to animal kingdom where I rode the craziest roller coaster, Expedition Everest



And saw the cutest baby elephant ever



And rode in a car with some crazy dinosaurs!



On the last day we went back to the Magic Kingdom, and I took hardly any pictures. I'll leave you with one of the few I did take. We saw a show at the castle, and I thought Peter Pan was a bit of a dream boat, so here you go



I had such an amazing week, but I can't believe summer is practically over! Part of my is looking forward to being busy again, but I'm going to miss taking trips and riding roller coasters and all of that. I'll be catching up with your blogs as soon as possible!

Until tomorrow,
Nicole

10 comments:

  1. Oh wow, it looks from your pictures that you had an absolutely fantastic time! It's funny, I'm watching Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban right now, wishing that one day I could visit Harry Potter world and see some of the things from the movie in (sort of) real life. And then I went online to my blogs list I saw that you had just posted about going to Disney; so weird! How was the butter beer? I think that's the thing I've wanted to be real the most from the books (aside from the whole being magic and Hogwarts thing, of course)...whenever Rowling described it throughout the series I wanted it so much! haha. Oh, and Belle was always my favorite princess too :)

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  2. I'm so glad you had fun-- hopefully you'll be able to go back next year!

    Snow White was always my favorite. :)

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  3. DUDE YOU BOUGHT A HARRY POTTER WAND? I'm so super jealous. I want a wand. xDD! bahaha. I'm glad you had fun!

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  4. Oh good gravy!! I am so jealous! Last time I was there was for my HS sr trip which was in 2001 (I'm old) your pictures are cracking me up..esp the first one. I am loving those ears..I really need to go back before it gets REALLY REALLY expensive ... Xoox

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  5. SO FREAKING JEALOUS! i've always wanted to go to disney world since forever! ah! i love all your outfits--especially the polka dot shorts!

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  7. I am so jealous that you went to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I've been meaning to take a pilgrimage there, but it's so far away :(

    The Girl in the Paper Dress

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  8. OMG YOU WENT TO HARRY POTTER LAND?! I'M SO JEALOUS! I really want to go next year! Haha look it's the giant golf ball! That's what I used to call Epcot when I was kid. Haha sounds like you had an amazing trip, I'm super jealous!

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  9. I am so jealous that I can hardly believe it!!! Disney is my dream vacation <333

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  10. so fun!! I totally want to go to the wizarding world of HP like right now!!! I like Belle the best too, for the same reasons hahaa she's not dumb like the other princesses!! ^,^

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