A Travellerspoint blog

January 2007

Trip to Disney World

A childhood dream fulfilled at last...


Orlando Florida

I guess every child fantasizes about visiting DISNEY... this fantasy was especially big with me since it goes without mentioning that I am a cartoon freak ..... According to Shw (one of my best pals) ..I make any person feel that their life is as empty as a man's breasts if they haven't read or watched any of the cartoons I watch or read the prince-swept-the-pricess-off-her-feet kinda stories ...... ;)

So guess what seeing Mickey-Minnie, Donald-Daisy, Cinderalla, Snow White and every Disney character I have loved felt like for the 6 year old me..... "pure unadulterated heaven" ..... :) :)

Got off to a great start, drove my Wolkswagen Passat all the way from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando in 4 hours flat ....that's about 300 miles!! ... started fairly early about 6 in the morning on 31st December 2006...so was feeling all happy when we got to the hotel .....
When we started, towards Disney the traffic suddenly got chaotic ...it was then that realisation sunk in as to how many people would be there to reel in 2007 ..... I read later that there were more than a 100,000.... :(
Parked the car and got into a waiting ferry to take us across to the main Disney area. The view from a distance itself was awesome .....
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Got off along with thousands of people and started walking ... the first thing I saw was Walt Disney holding his favourite creation and at the backdrop the Cinderella castle ..It was every bit as beautiful as what I had imagined ...
Saw all the Disney princesses performing and MICKEY AND MINNIE (the cutest couple ever)
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Splash Mountain(my very first roller coaster): Got soaked. Was screaming my gut out ... got teased that I was being such a baby ... but I was terrified even of this 60 foot roller coaster ... :(

After this entire experience I was ravenously hungry ...decided to get some dinner before the Fireworks started at midnight.
The castle was lit up at this point and it looked lovely .... The food in Disney is bad if not anything else ... even the Chinese food is terribly bland ... left more than half of it on the plate ...went and got myself a cup of coffee from Starbucks ..found a few magnets embossed with Disney characters to put on my fridge door ... (memories of good times ... :) .. )
Walked over to the castle just as the fireworks were about to begin but didn't find a place close enough to the castle ...it was jam-packed .... Then the fireworks began ... what a show ...for 20 minutes before the midnight the sky just lit up to fireworks synchronized to some amazing music .....
IT WAS 2007 .... the fireworks continued for another 15 minutes ...

It was then that I realised that my feet were hurting ....standing and walking the entire day .... Carried my shoes and walked all the way back to the ferry bare foot ......I dont even remember the drive back to the hotel, let alone getting into bed .... was that exhausted .....

Every child dreams about visiting Disney .... at 23 years ...my dream was fulfilled ........ :)


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