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A Disney Souvenir Worth Investing in

Disney has no shortage of souvenirs and merchandise to fill your suitcase or even your entire home. But really there is only one Disney souvenir worth investing in. And it costs hardly anything at all, as all you need is some basic stationery.

Instead of only uploading your photos to Facebook and Instagram, go old school and make a scrapbook journal. In a day, at Disney, so much happens, it’s a sensory overload. So by closing out each day by doodling, making notes and journaling, you will ensure you truly capture all the details, the highlights and lowlights. Among the notes and Disney character autographs, include all the memorabilia, maps, tickets, receipts, stickers, airline stubs and also leave a few gaps to insert your pictures along the way thus cobbling together your ultimate Disney Souvenir.

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Disney World vs Universal Orlando

Disney World vs Universal Orlando (For Adults)

Disney World vs Universal Orlando, which one is better?

These two world-famous Orlando-based theme parks are vastly different. Whilst one is truly the most magical place on earth that was clearly designed with children in mind, the other is all about quick thrills, adrenaline highs and of course for the fans of JK Rowling’s masterpiece, there is the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

Theme parks are usually thought of as a place for families with small children or teens on Spring break. My view from our little excursion is that they are for everyone, for all ages, the big and small, the short and tall, honeymooners, families, kids and the “kids at heart”. Anyone can enjoy the whimsical sense of childlike fun at Disney and get in touch with their wilder side at Universal.

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Guide to Universal Orlando

Guide to Universal and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

When we heard Universal Orlando had created a Wizarding World of Harry Potter that basically let us muggles walk in Harry’s footsteps and truly step out of our mundane world into his – we had to see it! This was our main motivation for heading down to Orlando. Then since we would be down there how can we not pop over to Disney World and complete our regressive journey from adult to child in the space of a week by visiting these two world famous theme parks.

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I Wish I Knew Before Visiting Disney World the Very First Time

8 Things I Wish I Knew Before Visiting Disney World for the Very First Time

For the Disney rookies like ourselves that have not mastered the art of getting every bang for their buck nor maximising their limited (and expensive) time, here are the few key things I wish I knew before visiting Disney World for the very first time.

I did absolutely zero research prior to our trip to Disney World and Universal Orlando, it was all booked through an agent. I just wanted to step into utopia with innocent eyes. See it with childhood wonderment not having pre-seen all the nooks and crannies, made dinner reservations and plotted our path down to the minute with military precision (which is my usual travel style). My thinking behind doing zero, zip, diddly-squat research was its off-peak season, we are two adults with no children to worry about and Disney World is designed with children in mind thus surely we could follow our hearts, be lead by spontaneity and figure it out along the way.

Don’t make my mistake, a trip to Disney World actually requires a teacup’s worth of forward planning.

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Never to Old for Disney World

The happiest place on earth – Walt Disney World! Let’s face it this vast utopia was designed with children in mind. But that didn’t stop us, two 30-something-year-old, childless adults taking ourselves off to Disney World, Orlando for four jam-packed days of unsupervised shenanigans.

We spent the week hunting down characters, drinking from sippy cups, dancing down Main Street, taking loads of selfies, eating Mickey Mouse shaped waffles for breakfast, skipping lunch, reliving childhood memories, going on roller coasters, dodging millions of strollers and countless stray toddlers, getting sunburnt, waking up at sunrise, only to go to bed well after midnight yet still not quite getting around to seeing everything, watching fireworks, parades and children and adults alike fall in love with the magic of Disney.

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