Glam Morena: Part 1: My Florida Trip.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Part 1: My Florida Trip.

I recently went on a trip to Florida about a week ago. My family and I went on vacation in Orlando, Florida to be exact. We stayed at the Orange Lake Resorts, which is only a few minutes away from Walt Disney World. I haven't been to a Disney Resort in years and I was super excited to go! This was also my first time going to one in the United States because the last resort I went to was Euro Disney or now Disneyland Paris.

Our first stop: Downtown Disney! Downtown Disney is free to the public and there is also free parking here. Here you will find dining, shopping, and entertainment. I ate, I shopped, I ate, I shopped, and I ate some more!

WARNING: THIS POST IS VERY PICTURE HEAVY!
I did not take a photo of everything I past by or every food I ate though.

We were approaching Downtown Disney and this was the first thing I spotted.
Downtown Disney is currently under a lot of construction and is being expanded to Disney Springs.

A better close up of the Planet Hollywood restaurant.

The AMC Downtown Disney 24 Dine-In Theatres. You can dine and watch movies here!

I made a list of restaurants I wanted to check out before arriving to Florida. We were already hungry when we arrived and I came across one of the quick service restaurants from my list, which is The Express at Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe. This restaurant is actually one of the more affordable spots at Downtown Disney.

My sister picked out the California Roll sushi.

I chose the Pepperoni Pomodoro Pizza. It was honestly the best pizza I've ever eaten!

The waterfront. You can view some of the Disney Resort hotels in the background.

The side of the House of Blues restaurant.

Characters in Flight. This is an air balloon that guests can ride.

I can't visit Florida and not include a photo of some palm trees.

Outside of DisneyQuest. This is an indoor interactive theme park.

Another view of the waterfront at Downtown Disney.

Along the waterfront you will find a few restaurants like Fulton's Crab House.
It's a seafood restaurant on an actual riverboat. Very unique!

After a few hours of being at Downtown Disney we decided to stop for drinks. We stopped by Dockside Margaritas located near the waterfront. My sister and I got the Orange Grove Rum Runner and my boyfriend and mom got the Florida Citrus Freeze.

Orange Grove Rum Runner includes Siesta Key Spiced Rum, Blackberry Brandy, Crème de Banana and Florida Citrus Juices with a float of Gosling's 151 Rum. Florida Citrus Freeze includes Florida Cane 'Orlando Orange' Vodka and Peach Schnapps blended with Orange Purée.

Anthony's Florida Citrus Freeze. This drink was very tasty!

My black and red sequin Minnie Mouse ears headband I picked up from one of the shops.

I stopped at a new restaurant as we were on our way out of Downtown Disney. Vivoli Gelateria, a gelato shop! It also offers a variety of other Italian goodies other than gelato though. You are able to sample any flavors of the gelato while you're there. I picked out a Media (medium) size cup, which allowed me to pick out 3 flavors. I picked out chocolate-hazelnut, chocolate chip, and vanilla. It was so yummy and very fresh!

A few random snapshots from my phone before and while I was at Downtown Disney.
Photos from left to right: 1) Of course I had to take a balcony selfie before heading out for the day. Natural lighting for the win! 2) Anthony and I enjoying our drinks near the waterfront by Dockside Margaritas. 3) Our Pepperoni Pomodoro Pizza from Wolfgang Puck Express before we devoured it. The best pizza ever! 4) More selfies near the waterfront after enjoying the scenery.

My sister took a photo of me taking photos. Thanks Tiffany!

A beautiful sunset as we were leaving the mall heading back to our resort.

I had a lot of fun in Downtown Disney and ate some yummy foods. I wished I had taken more photos of the food I ate and the shops I visited when I was there though. It's definitely a must visit even if you aren't planning to go to the actual Walt Disney World parks. I'm looking forward to my next visit!

2 comments :

  1. lol you're like me, I travel to eat!!

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  2. Great pictures! I loved it there when we went early this year.

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