Friday Five – Things I’m Looking Forward to on my Orlando Vacation

Happy Friday people!

It is 3 weeks less a day until I go away on vacation!  WOO!  Bring on Florida, ToT and then Hawaii!  Seriously.  It cannot come fast enough.  Especially since the weather has decided to be especially cruel and turn colder much earlier than it normally does or should.

The Florida part of this trip will be a bit of a whirlwind, but a good whirlwind.  We have a lot scheduled into our time in Orlando and I know it will all be a blast.  In fact, since I am the excitable type, if I think about it too much, my heart starts to race and I get butterflies in my stomach. 🙂

Wanna know what things I’m looking forward to the most?  Well, good, because that’s what this post is about–the five things I am most looking forward to during my visit to Orlando:

1.  Running the Tower of Terror 10 Miler (ToT)–there will be a lost of firsts happening with this race–first 10 miler, first time running ToT, first night race, first time I’m running a Disney race for pictures/fun.

2.  Riding Splash Mountain in Florida.  I haven’t been able to ride this ride since I went in 2001 as it was closed for PHM weekend in 2013.  I like this version of the ride much more than Disneyland’s version, so I’m counting down the moments til I’m on this ride…and well, little does my co-blogger know, but I may force her to ride this with me multiple times.

3. New Harry Potter Stuff at Universal Studios–I cannot wait to see the new stuff at Universal and get my picture taken at Platform 9 3/4s while drinking a Butterbeer or five. 🙂



4. Halloween Parties! I have never been to the parks around Halloween…and Lindsey and I are doing not one, but two Halloween parties–the scary one at Universal (can’t wait to tour the Walking Dead Haunted House) and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.  I am rather pumped to see what they are like. 🙂  And yes, I do realize that this is technically two things. lol.

5. Going to Epcot’s Parisian Breakfast thing as part of the Wine and Dine Festival.  I have never been overly impressed with the Disney food, but I’m hoping my expectations are exceeded with this brunch.  Very, very excited for this, if only because it means I get to have a Mimosa.

Much Love,

~Princess Lisa


24 thoughts on “Friday Five – Things I’m Looking Forward to on my Orlando Vacation

    • hahah! I am glad I am not the only one, either. I totally thought I was just fussy or weird with my general lack of enthusiasm over the food. lol I guess I will see what happens during wine n dine before I make my final decision re: food in Disney. 🙂

  1. I am dying of jealousy over here. Also sad that you’re gonna be in the states and I won’t be getting a visit. But regardless of my feelings, you’re going to have an awesome trip! Have a mimosa (or three!) for me!

  2. I’m soooo excited for you!!!! And I’m soooooooo jealous about Harry Potter World! We never rent a car when we go to Disney so we never leave the property. I’ve been dying to go!

    And while Disney food is impressive depending on where you eat, but the Food & Wine! OMG! I am glad I get to go twice! I need to eat EVERYTHING!

    • Perhaps I am not eating at the right places, Kellie, because I have never been super impressed–though I do love me a Mickey Mouse head ice cream bar!

      I am definitely excited to hit up HP and Universal. It’s not quite as magical as Disney, but as someone who likes rides and roller coasters, I find it to be a fun time and spending a day is absolutely a must for me. 🙂

      • Mickey Mouse Ice Cream bar is a MUST for me on every trip! And foodwise, depends on what you’re looking for. Admittedly, most over the counter stuff in the parks there is bleh, although there are exceptions to that rule. Obviously I’m a big fan of Kona Cafe and I love Kouzzina too, but that’s closing end of this month. Give me your budget and restrictions and I’ll find you something! (Doug and I have shared a pork shank from Gaston’s Tavern, quick, cost effective – for sharing – and pretty tasty!).

      • I don’t necessarily have a budget or any personal eating restrictions. I’ve mostly had the over counter food, and was less than impressed. I have had lunch at the restaurant in Pirates (meh) and I’m trying Kona Café for the first time during ToT. We are also doing Le Celier (couldn’t get into Ohana) and I think that is it for special dining. I do know that I want to get me some House of Blues Corn Bread with maple butter–that essentially fuelled my Dumbo Double Dare!!! YUM!

      • We’ll often opt for an ice cream or a pretzel when we’re hungry rather than do an over the counter thing. Kona for breakfast is my favorite (duh)…the sit down restaurants can still be hit or miss, but there is definitely good food to be found in Disney. And if not, just keep swinging by the food & wine festival (I’m having at least 3 lamb chops from Australia!)

    • I’m excited for it, too, Kim! 🙂

      I’m so excited that you are heading to WDW in November–you are going to have a great time!

      As for Splash in WDW, I just find it’s generally slower and you get to enjoy the ride a bit more then California, which I feel, cycles you through a bit quicker.

      That being said, I haven’t rode Splash in WDW since 2001, so things may have changed drastically since then. 🙂

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