I couldn’t have a bad time at Walt Disney World in Florida if I tried…
I have been fortunate enough to travel to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida several times over the last decade for various broadcasts, charity initiatives and just straight up vacations. This trip was extra special though.
This was the first time that our pal Lil Lilly was able to experience the magical world of Disney and it did not disappoint!
Lilly was celebrating her 8th birthday and with her massive Star Wars fandom, the Disney Hollywood Studios was the perfect place to start the excitement!
The park has a noticeably larger Star Wars presence than the last time I visited. This is also the park where the 14 acre Star Wars expansion will debut in 2019. As soon as we entered the park, we became part of a Storm Trooper march led by the villainous Captain Phasma.
The Star Wars Launch Bay is just a taste of what is to come for Star Wars fans once the expansion is complete.
We park hopped over to The Magic Kingdom for the 2nd half of the day which included a visit with Ariel from The Little Mermaid!
No Disney experience is complete without the unbelievable fireworks show at Cinderella’s castle.
During the fireworks, Lil Lilly proclaimed that this was the “best birthday she’s ever had.”
All of the cast members that we encountered during the day were amazingly friendly and kind and made this girl’s birthday a truly special one.
For anyone planning a visit to Walt Disney World, I fully recommend the My Disney Experience site that allows you to book dinner reservations, Fastpasses, set up Magic Bands and so much more…
Thanks again Mickey for a wonderful visit and you can be sure that you’ll be seeing us again soon!