Monday, 2 June 2014

Florida May 2014

I went on about it for long enough on Twitter so I thought I'd do a short post about my holiday to Florida. I'm currently in a proper downer because I honestly miss the place so much. It was my first time of visiting this year and I definitely do not want it to be my last, I felt so lucky to have been able to go because I know that lots of people probably won't ever get to visit the most magical place on earth.

We spent 2 weeks in a villa in Davenport on a gated community called Westridge, we hired a car to get us around and we had the best 2 week holiday I've ever had in my life (not exaggerating at all, it honestly was) and I really want to share with you all some of what I got up to. I didn't take anywhere near as many photos as I would have liked simply because I think I was in awe of the whole experience 95% of the time.

 Needs no introduction really...

 Down Mainstreet USA - being there was so totally surreal, I couldn't believe I was finally there.

Our car and villa - I miss this so much!

 Dudley Do Right's Ripsaw Falls - I got absolutely soaking wet through!

 Iconic Universal globe on the way in to the park

 Me and a Minion after the Despicable Me ride

 This is the beginnings of the new Harry Potter area at Universal, rumours are that there's gonna be a train from Islands of Adventure to Universal, unbelievably exciting for any HP fan!

 (Not my shoes, they're supposed to be Forrest Gump's)

 Hot Air Balloon Ride - This was an amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone. We went with Orlando Balloon Rides but there are lots more, they took us round the perimeter of Disney (laws state that you cannot actually fly over Disney) and various other areas around the 192. We set off at dawn so the views were amazing, quite expensive but well worth it especially if you're looking for something a little different in Florida.

 Happiest person on earth!

 Dole Whip Float from Aloha Isle in Magic Kingdom - A taste sensation!! Vanilla Ice cream on top of pineapple juice... so amazing. The queue is always big and I know exactly why!

 Bloomin' Onion from Outback Steakhouse - Just like onion rings only better!!

Trying to pull out the Sword in the Stone at Magic Kingdom... I'll never be the queen of England after all!

 Me and the main man himself with obligatory Disney ears!

I would go back next week if I could, it's a shame it's so expensive and it's such a long way away but I'm sure we will be back at some point during the near future. May is a great time to go because the weather is perfect, it's nice and hot and there wasn't much rain at all while I was there. I'm sure I don't need to tell you but everything about Florida is amazing, even if you're not keen on rides it really is so magical. 

We also did some shopping while we were there (Michael Kors purse for £68 anyone?!) and we did an airboat ride in the swamps with Spirit of the Swamp and got up really close to a few alligators! I love to see animals in their natural habitat rather than in captivity and an airboat is the perfect way to do this!

I'm no Florida expert but if you'd like to ask me any questions if you have an upcoming trip then please do ask me either in the comments or on Twitter.

Have you ever been to Florida?

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5 comments

  1. I loved the RipSawFalls it was soo good, I went in April and I miss it so much x

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  2. OMG I'M GOING IN 2 WEEKS!!!! So excited!


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  3. Great photos. I am desparate to go back as I havent been since 2012, but I need to save up some pennies first :)
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  4. Looks like you had an amazing time! I love Florida and Disney so much - I'm hoping to go back next year and this post just got me really excited to start planning!

    Gem xx flutterandsparkle.com

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