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50th Birthday at Disney World

My friends and I celebrated our 50th Birthday at Disney World! We spent 4 nights and went to three parks plus the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! Full post coming soon! It was sooo much fun!

50th Birthday at Disney World

Day One: Fly to Florida and we enjoyed dinner at Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. This was my first Character Meal since Covid, and it was AMAZING! The food was absolutely delicious and since I am a Snow-White fan, I can’t imagine a better way to kick off my trip! The Evil Queen was absolutely awesome to meet! I dressed for her and when I told her I did she said, I would expect nothing less. We checked into our room at Pop Century. This is my go-to place to stay at Disney World because it costs less than other resorts and is on the skyliner!

Day Two – Started our morning off with Early Hours at Disney Hollywood Studio. We rode Slinky Dog Dash immediately upon entering the park and then we rode Rise of the Resistance. We made a reservation for Olga’s Cantina (must do this) and then we stumbled upon a Goofy meet in greet near Sci-Fi! We rode Micky and Minnie’s Runaway Railway and had lunch at Pizze Rizzo. A tip to save money is to order off the kid’s menu and it includes two sides and a small drink.

Next, we hopped over to Epcot and rode Living with the Land while we waited for our Lightening Lane for Soarin’ Over California (highly recommend). Then we rode Journey into Imagination with Figment, The Seas with Nemo and Friends, Spaceship Earth and Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind (with a purchased lightening lane). Then we went to dinner with the princesses Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Epcot. It was AMAZING! We had plans to hop over to Disney Hollywood Studios to watch Fantasmic however we were caught in a TORRENTIAL downpour and just called it a night instead. It was a fantastic day!

Day Three – We ordered matching birthday shirts and birthday ears from Etsy. We started off our day with a Lightening Lane at Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid and immediately upon entering grabbed our second one for It’s a Small World. Then we took a bathroom and ice-cream break and rode Haunted Mansion (you could add the Prince Charming Regal Carrousel as a filler).

Next, we rode Jungle Cruise and Pirates of the Caribbean. we hopped on the Train and rode it for two stops to Main Street and watched the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade (10/10 recommend). We had the most delicious early dinner at Be Our Guest and then rode Seven Dwarfs Mine Train with a Lightening Lane and went to see Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor. Finally, we ended the night with Happily Ever After Show.

Day Four – We enjoyed lunch at Raglan Road and did some shopping at Disney Springs. Then we got ready and headed to Magic Kingdom for the Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party! We could enter at 4:00 pm but to avoid the long lines we got there around 5:00 pm and we didn’t wait at all! We decided to dress like our favorite Disney Princesses. I got my shirt on Etsy, my tutu on Amazon as well as my ears and poison apple earrings and glitter tennis shoes. We all ordered from the same place for each of our items and loved them all! The ears were so comfortable!

Once we walked in, they gave us our wrist band and treat bag for our candy stations. Since we were early, we watched the Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade on Main Street and then hopped onto the People Mover. We were able to ride Space Mountain and then we went to dinner at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe (again another money tip is to eat off the kid’s menu).

We enjoyed a character meet and greet with the seven dwarfs and rode Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Then for those who wanted they rode Tron. We watched the Not-So-Spooky Spectacular (awesome) and then I went and picked up my allergy friendly candy and grabbed a seat on Main Street for our group to watch the Boo-to-You parade while some rode Big Thunder Mountain Railway and others rode Space Mountain.

I am just going to say that I couldn’t believe people waited 45 minutes for the Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party until we watched it. It was EPIC and absolutely worth the wait on Main Street. I am so glad I put down several ponchos, spread out our things and waited it out because it was AMAZING and worth the wait.

Day Five – Flew home! It is always sad to leave your Happy Place but there is no place like home. I loved every minute of this trip and there was no better place to celebrate turning 50 than with a trip with your lifelong friends to a place where we could act like we were 5 again. We are definitely better together!

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