Friday, May 6, 2011

Happiest Place on Earth

by Meghann on May 6, 2011

We like to celebrate birthdays in style around here. :)

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Back in February Kelly celebrated my 26th birthday with me at the Happiest Place on Earth. It was only fitting that I would return the favor for her big day.

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For those who inquired, yes, I have a seasonal pass to Walt Disney World.

A seasonal pass is really similar to an annual pass, only it has black out dates (the dates you wouldn’t want to visit Disney anyways – unless you like huge crowds and long lines. :) ) As someone who is a little obsessed with Disney and lives close to the parks (it was a little more than an hour drive from Tampa this morning) it’s a great pass to have. Especially since, I enjoy using it when ever I can! :)

Kelly and Ashley had purchased 4-Day 1-Park passes back in February (WDW always runs a killer $99 deal for Florida residents during the ‘slow season’) that were expiring this month. They had days to use and we had a reason to celebrate. Win. Win.

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We met at the park at 10:00 this morning, got our celebration buttons, and took the obligatory sisters in front of the castle shot.

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We kicked it old school this morning with a ride on the Jungle Cruise.

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Splash Mountain

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(can you believe they squeezed three of us on a seat? so didn’t feel safe!)

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(ahhhhhh!!!)

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And Thunder Mountain

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It was cloudy and rainy this morning, but we made the most of it. The good news is clouds + rain = no crowds! The lines were 20 minutes at most and all the outdoor rides were less than 10. Sure, we got a little wet, but no big deal. :)

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We stopped for lunch in Frontierland.

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*Disney Nerd Alert*

I’m a regular follower of the Disney Parks Blog and the other day they had a great post on the Best Vegetarian Eats in Walt Disney World Theme Parks. When our stomachs started to grumble, I pulled the post up on my phone and decided to pursue the suggested veggie flatbread at Golden Oak Outpost in Frontierland. I wasn’t 100% what to expect since there wasn’t a photo on the site, but we were all happily surprised when this was placed in front of us at the counter.

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The ‘Veggie Flatbread’ was a white flatbread filled with hummus, lettuce, chopped veggies, a black bean/corn mix, and banana peppers.

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It was huge, filling, and really tasty. In fact, it looked so good, we all ordered it.

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I had mine with a side of apple slices.

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And stole some fries from Kelly and Ashley.

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No birthday is complete at Disney without an indulgent birthday dessert!

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The three of us split the famous Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich from the Bakery on Main Street.

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Best. Thing. Ever.

If you purchase nothing else when you come to Disney World, I 100% recommend getting the homemade Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich. Fresh baked chocolate chip cookies… real vanilla ice cream….a sandwich as big as your head……holy yum!

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We ended our Magic Kingdom day with a parade!

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Happy Birthday Kelly!

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I made the hour and a half drive back to Tampa without any issues and had an apple upon my return.

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Off to enjoy my Friday night!

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