When Disney Closes our Favourite Rides

Hollywood Studios Backlot Tour Hollywood Studios Backlot Tour

Nostalgia (definition): a sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past

From two Ancient Greek words (my degree, I’m obsessed!) – “nostos” (νοστος) meaning a return home, and “algos” (ἀλγος) meaning pain. Essentially homesickness. And don’t we Disney addicts always feel that way when we’re not in Disney? A wistful sense of longing to be back in the place we love?

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Epcot: Photo Diary

Spaceship Earth Flower & Garden Festival - Epcot

Our next Disney day in WDW May 2017 was Epcot. Epcot is a hugely nostalgic park for me as it’s one that I remember the most from when I went for the first time when I was 6. It’s funny how children’s memories work because you’d think that Magic Kingdom would be the one I’d remember most, being the most child-friendly and oh-so-Disney-magic-esque, but it’s actually the magic fairy lights in the ground, Ellen’s dinosaurs and the giant ball of Spaceship Earth (that I thought was just “Epcot” when I was little) that stick in my mind. While I could never choose a favourite park, I have to admit that Epcot is the first one that comes to mind, before I start arguing with myself!

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Magic Kingdom: Photo Diary & Video

Entrance to Magic Kingdom

I’m finally getting round to sharing my Disney photos and videos! The last thing I mentioned about Disney was that sadly my grandparents, uncle, aunt and cousins couldn’t come with us. In the end, it was just my family plus Ben and our family friends, Peter and Christine, who managed to make the trip to Florida. We definitely missed the ones who couldn’t be there, but we still had a lot of fun. So much fun in fact that I have far too many photos and videos to share!

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What can you do for free at Walt Disney World?

Free things to do at Walt Disney World

Disney is the best place on earth – I think we can all agree on that, right? But it can be really quite expensive, especially if you’re travelling from abroad to visit and have had to book flights, accommodation and get food for all the family too. Then throw in the park tickets on top of that, along with all the merchandise the kids are wanting – you can see why it’s the holiday of a lifetime for many families!
But if you play your cards right, you can have a lot of extra fun on your Disney holiday without splashing all the extra cash. All the below are available to any Disney guest for free – have fun!

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