Disney World and I go way, way back. My first visit to the most magical place on earth happened way back in 1994, when I was two years old, and even though I may not remember much of it, that trip was something that we frequently talked about when I was growing up in Chile. My mom loves Disney and she passed that love onto me and I grew up saving spare change in a little jar by our television to save money to go to Disney World.
I moved to Orlando in 2012 to work at Disney for the Disney College Program and once that was over, my parents bought me an annual pass. Once that expired, I went back to work for the mouse for about a year, but ever since I quit last August, I haven’t had many opportunities to go to Disney.
This year, I decided that since it’s (hopefully) my last full year in Orlando, I would treat myself to a Disney annual pass. Of course, I had to celebrate this with a quick visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios before we were off to Epcot to enjoy the Flower & Garden Festival.
We tried to go on Great Movie Ride but it was down, so we just went to Starbucks for some matcha ice water (my newest obsession!) and got on the bus to Epcot.
I felt cute yesterday, so of course I had to take a selfie on the bus before going outside and spending the next seven hours sweaty and gross.
I didn’t get a picture of my full outfit, but I did take this picture of my accessories yesterday.
Once in Epcot, we went back to Starbucks for more matcha ice water, only for them to charge us three dollars instead of the usual 85 cents it costs. We’re not sure if it was just the cast member who rang us up wrong or if they started upcharging matcha ice water, but if they did, I’ll be really sad. We were expecting to spend the rest of the day walking around the World Showcase, eating and drinking the yummy food and drinks around the world, but I think we both forgot that while the Flower & Garden Festival does have a lot of booths, it’s no comparison to the Food & Wine Festival in the fall. Regardless of that, we did enjoy some delicious food and drinks and it’s made me all the more excited to have a pass for Food & Wine in the fall!
The highlight of the day for me was going to the Canada pavilion and getting emotional (like I always do, for some unexplainable reason) about the O Canada movie. This time at least I have a valid reason to get excited, since I’ll be going to Canada for the first time in September!
The other highlight was the macaron I ate in the France pavilion, of course.
It was a great first day as a passholder, and I can’t wait to go back for more.