Disney World- Experiencing the park magic

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Katherine Businaro

Cape Girardeau, MO
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I received my Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism with Cum Laude Honors as well as a Pastry Arts Diploma the following year. Just as hand crafting the perfect wedding cake takes all the right ...

My family outside 'The Seas with Nemo & Friends'

Recently my family of 29 including 14 adults and 15 children ranging in age between 10 weeks and 16 years old, vacationed at the Most Magical Place on Earth to celebrate my parents 45th wedding anniversary.  Our time at a Walt Disney World Resort and Parks was quite an experience.  Below is a quick snapshot of our days in the the parks including our favorite food, attractions, and entertainment.  

Day 1- Animal Kingdom
As the name suggests this day was full of animals and nature of all varieties. Top attraction/entertainment choices: Avatar Flight of Passage, Expedition Everest, Its Tough to be a Bug!, and Kilimanjaro Safaris.

Day 2- Magic Kingdom and Character Dining at Cape May Cafe
Started the day off with a buffet breakfast at Cape May Cafe to visit with Minnie and friends.  Then headed over to Magic Kindgom which is by far the largest and busiest of the 4 parks.  Favorite attraction/entertainment choices: Space Mountain, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Mad Tea Party and TRON (we got a special sneak peek look at this during the Soft Opening).  

Day 3- Epcot 
My favorite park :).  Lots of entertainment, attractions and food.  Epcot was celebrating its International Flower Garden Festival during our visit.  We participated in the 'Garden Graze' which featured a variety of small bits from around the world. After each purchase your Festival Passport was stamped with a fun treat at the end for completing the 'Graze'.  Favorite attractions include Soaring Around the World, The Seas with Nemo & Friends, and Guardians of the Galaxy:Cosmic Rewind.     

Day 4- Hollywood Studios
You will feel like you've travelled back in time upon entering the park with its old Hollywood feel.  Toy Story Land had you feeling like you were in Andy's backyard and the details to the build of this park have been so well thought out.  And for those Star Wars fans, don't forget to head over to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge for a life like look into the famed Star Wars world.  
Favorites: Slinky Dog Dash, Tower of Terror, Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway, Beauty & The Beast Live on Stage, and Fantasmic. 

On our rest days we enjoyed our resort- Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa which was complete with several pools, community hall and arcade.  We also spent time at Disney Springs for some shopping. Additional dining we enjoyed included: Whispering Canyon, Chef Mickey's, Be Our Guest Restaurant, Pecos Bill Tall Take Inn and Cafe, Aloha Isle (Classic Dole Whip), Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, Hollywood & Vine, and The Turf Club.   

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