I know, I know, It’s been six months since I went to Orlando and still didn’t post it. What kind of a blogger am I? Well, there’s a (decently) good reason besides just being busy. I really wanted to add a video to this post. I had so much fun Halloween Weekend I really wanted to have that visual as well. And I just spent three hours editing the footage into four minutes.
Seriously, props to all the YouTubers out there. But if people enjoy having both I’ll be happy to continue when it makes sense!
Halloween Horror Nights
We stopped by Horror Nights multiple times and went to all but one house. Paige told me what movies I needed to watch about a month before so I went through and watched almost all of them. I’m pretty sure that made me enjoy the houses even more and I’m going to have to do that again this year.
I’m not going to pretend to remember all of the houses and scare zones six months later. However, I loved the Monsters and Killer Klowns house. The Vanity Ball scare zone was done amazingly. I loved the different ways they had surgeries go wrong.
We also saw Academy of Villains multiple times and they amaze me every single time. I still have one of the songs from the shows on my playlist and I’m (im)patiently waiting to see them perform again.
Wine and Dine Run
Earlier this year Reg talked me into signing up for the Disney Wine and Dine 10k run and I already signed up for this year’s with another friend. It was an amazing experience. There were 12,000 people, six corrals and countless waves.
Throughout the run there were different characters like Mary Poppins and Carl. The lines to meet these characters were super long so we didn’t stop to take any pictures. I think we’re planning on it this year though.
There were also screens with nostalgic scenes playing through with sound. On the site it says not to bring headphones but I can’t run without them and I’m glad I did because I don’t think there was music throughout so I would have hated it.
I definitely bought the overpriced champagne after because I deserved it. Even now when I drive down the streets I think “Hey, I’ve ran here before.” And I think that’s so cool.
I’ve never been at Disney for Christmas at all. Disney moved over to Christmas decorations in the middle of my visit so I finally got the chance to go. Kind of. They give Christmas parties each year and the first week the decorations are up it’s cast only so they can view it and all the kinks can be worked out.
We only went to Magic Kingdom and the decorations were so pretty! Most notable were the wreaths and a giant tree and the atmosphere was very winter-y and magical (yes, even without the snow).
I’m looking forward to going to the Christmas party so much this year!