One thing I’ve gotten away from on this blog is writing about travels and experiences I’m lucky enough to have. I talk about them briefly in my wrap-ups but I want to do more of it. I meant to talk about my Chicago birthday trip, my last trip to Florida, when I go to Milwaukee for the weekend or go to the Twin Cities. A couple weekends ago I went to Florida for Halloween fun and I’m not going to let this trip be just two lines in my wrap-up.
I took a couple days off of work to go visit Paige (she did a wonderful vlog of our trip if you want to see visuals) during her time at the Disney College Program. I really wanted to go to Disney when all of the Halloween stuff was up because I live for fall. It was a very good decision.
Thursday– My flight came in and we got coffee (because obviously) and caught up. Somehow Halloween Horror Nights came up and eventually I talked Paige into going and it was fantastic. For those of you who don’t know it’s Universal’s Halloween celebration with haunted houses and scare zones throughout the park.
For some reason I never actually get scared during scary houses and I just start laughing at the actors. It’s a problem. However, there were a lot of jump scares and the actors were amazing. I actually thought they were animatronics for a bit. There was so much attention to detail and it was like actually being in the movies and shows.
I went into the Stranger Things (so many demogorgons) , Poltergeist, Scary Tales and the Purge/ Happy Death Day houses and then we went through some scare zones and a couple rides. We finished the night with Voodoo Donuts and going to Waffle House.
Friday– We slept in a bit since Horror Nights went until 2 a.m. and then went to Disney Springs to get our tickets for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. I got a poke bowl for lunch that ended up actually being disgusting so it’s going to be a while before I’m ready to try that again. We went back to the hotel after lunch and started getting ready since the party started in late afternoon. Paige and I went as Jack and Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas (aka my favorite Halloween movie that is also a Christmas movie. It’s both.)
The party was a lot of fun; there was a lot of candy and we went on a ton of rides. We walked into Main Street area and it was instant fall vibes and I wish I could just live in a town like that. We saw the parade (grave diggers were amazing) and did Haunted Mansion (they got to dress even spookier than normal). The tea cups had light strobe lights going, Space Mountain had the lights off and Pirates had some live actors going.
Saturday– This was the “parks day.” We went to Hollywood Studios to do the shooting game in Toy Story Land (it was packed) and Tower of Terror and then Rockin’ Roller Coaster (my favorite). The roller coaster actually got shut down when we were basically next in line after waiting for an hour so we had to come back later to use the fast pass they had given us. I think it was worth it.
Then we went to Epcot and remembered it was the Food and Wine Festival. Needless to say it was delicious and busy. I tried a couple different drinks and a couple different foods. My favorite was probably the scallop dip I tried at Coastal Eats. Epcot is always my favorite because I love looking at the shops and seeing all of the performances from different countries. We picked up some rice cakes with bean paste in them from Japan and …. it’s a weird texture…. “as though eating someone else’s bubble gum” is basically the description we agreed on.
My flight was actually a super early morning flight on Sunday so we called it an early night and went back to the hotel to pack and sleep. Basically it was an amazing trip and I can’t wait to plan our next one.