- Lila Lu
Walt Disney World Review
On Monday, March 9th, we arrived at Walt Disney World’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. We had the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue Show that night at 4 pm, which is a sing and dance show, they also served food. They incorporated the guests into the show, and a spotlight was put on Dad. He had to say “Toot, Toot” in front of the whole crowd. I really enjoyed the show, and the food was very good.
Day 1: Magic Kingdom This morning we're taking a boat ride to Magic Kingdom from Fort Wilderness. It was a 30-minute boat ride. You could see Cinderella’s Castle from about 15 minutes away.
After we got into the park, we went on Space Mountain. I think Space Mountain was better at Disneyland because it was less jerky.
Next, we went on Splash Mountain. Splash Mountain is a water ride. When we went to Disneyland it was February, so Splash Mountain was closed. Splash Mountain was open here, so we went on it. Splash Mountain was super fun because there was a ginormous drop at the end. Throughout the day I got to meet Stitch, Cinderella, Elena, Winnie-the-Pooh, and Tigger.
While we were shopping on Main Street for a bracelet charm, a parade went through the street with loud music and people on stilts. It was fun.
Last but not least, we stopped to watch the Mickey and Friends Show. I liked the Mickey and Friends show because it had a lot of dancing, singing, and almost all of the songs everyone knew, so we could all sing along. All in all, Space Mountain was my least favorite thing about Magic Kingdom. I don’t think I can choose a favorite thing because I really liked everything else. But, I was super happy that they had charms for my charm bracelet because I couldn’t find any when we were at Disneyland.
Day 2: Animal Kingdom Today we’re going to Animal Kingdom! Mom really wanted to go see the Festival of the Lion King Show and Finding Nemo - The Musical. I loved the Festival of the Lion King because people dressed up as monkeys and were doing these super cool flips and stunts. I also got to walk around the stage with a few other kids. Additionally, I loved Finding Nemo - The Musical, it was so good that a couple of times I even thought I was watching the movie.
On our way to Expedition Everest, which is a roller coaster, we stopped to look at the animals. Animal Kingdom had its own zoo in the park. I liked the anteater the best because he looked so fluffy.
Expedition Everest was so crazy awesome because you got to go backward in the dark. I was still thinking, “we’re all going to die” on my second time riding it!
I totally recommend Dinosaur, which is a ride in DinoLand U.S.A. I recommend this ride because when you go around a sharp corner (like the ride does a lot), a dinosaur will usually pop out and scare you.
On our way out of the park, we stopped to look for an Expedition Everest charm for my charm bracelet, but there were none.
In the end, my least favorite thing about Animal Kingdom was that I couldn’t find an Expedition Everest charm. My favorite thing about the park was the Expedition Everest ride and Finding Nemo - The Musical. Day 3: Epcot Since today is our last full day in Disney World, we’re going to Epcot this morning and Hollywood Studios this afternoon. When we first got to Epcot, we saw these statues made out of perfectly trimmed bushes, they were all shaped like Disney characters. The Winnie-the-Pooh one was even holding a balloon.
Dad said there is a ride called Test Track that got really good reviews. We got in the singles line because the wait time was only 5 minutes. It was so fun because halfway through the ride, you go outside the building and go super fast around it. I could go on it about seven more times. After that, we went on Misson Mars. Mom bailed out on that ride because the lady that checked our fast passes said that the ride car spun around in circles really fast. You couldn’t even feel the spinning except that your cheeks compressed into your face. Throughout our visit, I got to meet, take pictures with, and get autographs from Elsa, Anna, and Mulan.
To conclude, my least favorite thing about Epcot is that there aren’t as many rides as in Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and as we are soon to find out, Hollywood Studios. My favorite thing about Epcot was the Test Track ride. Still Day 3: Hollywood Studios The first thing we did when we got to Hollywood Studios was walk over to the Tower of Terror. While Dad and I got in line for the Tower of Terror, mom went to get a coffee because she didn’t want to go on the ride. Mom didn’t want to go on the ride because there is a lot of big drops. I was super scared to go on the Tower of Terror, but Dad said that one of my friend's dad texted and said that it was his daughter’s favorite ride. She is even a couple of years younger than me. Now, that just made me feel wimpy! The ride ended up being super fun. My heart was beating faster before we even got to the dropping part. I was so scared that we were just going to start dropping all of a sudden. The ride almost gave you a warning before you started dropping. I ended up really liking the Tower of Terror.
After that, we met up with Mom and went on the Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster, which goes upside down three times. So fun! We also did one ride in the Star Wars area. I’m pretty sure that all of the rides in the Star Wars area are virtual reality ones.
When we got to Toy Story Land, I loved all of the beyond life-size Tinker Toys and G. I. Joe men.
Mom and I went to meet Jessie and Woody while Dad got in line for the Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster, which Mom and I met him at after I got autographs from Jessie and Woody.
That night we watched the Fantasmic Show. It was good, but I liked the show better at Disneyland. To sum it up, I don’t think I can choose a least favorite thing about Hollywood Studios, but my two favorite things by far were the Tower of Terror and the Rock ’n' Roller Coaster. Out of all the parks, Hollywood Studios was my favorite. I think Hollywood Studios needs a day and a half, Epcot needs half a day, Magic Kingdom needs one day, and Animal Kingdom needs one day.
Man, I love Disney World!