Today is a special day because everyone’s favorite mouse is officially 90 years old! That’s right, Mickey turns 90 today and Melanie and I got to celebrate at Walt Disney World. For those of you who don’t know, Disney World is a special place for us because it is actually where we had our first official date. I know that seems like a crazy first date, but when your college is 30 minutes away from the happiest place on earth it just makes sense for a fool-proof date. Melanie and I love going to Disney and try to squeeze a visit in anytime we are in Florida. We’ve celebrated many milestones at Disney World from getting engaged, graduation, and many more. There is so many different restaurants, resorts, and experiences that each visit is a completely new adventure and our most recent trip was no exception.
We stayed at the All-Star Music resort on Disney property for a fun weekend away. I always recommend staying on Disney property when planning a trip to the parks. Not only do you constantly get to be in the Disney magic but it makes getting to the parks easy and hassle free. All resorts have trams that go to all four parks, water parks, and Disney Springs, meaning you never have to worry about driving, parking, etc. We’ve stayed at a lot of different resorts, at all different price ranges, and love how each one offers a unique theme. I also recommend having a day to just enjoy the resort and relax by pool.
Our favorite park (and the one we visited this time) is Magic Kingdom. We love this park because of all the classic Disney charm it has from walking down MainStreet USA to enjoying a LeFou’s Brew (our favorite treat) in Fantasyland. I love seeing the castle and this time we got the most coveted reservation at Disney World, a dinner reservation at Cinderella’s Royal Table. Cinderella’s Royal Table is a character dining experience where you get to eat and meet various princesses while overlooking fantasyland from inside Cinderella’s castle. I was so overwhelmed by this entire experience and honestly didn’t know where to look. We were served a three course meal of our choosing and since I have a gluten allergy the chef personally delivered all our courses. I had read reviews saying that the food was just okay but Melanie and I both were so impressed with the food. It was delicious! So while we were dealing with the chef and being presented our meal, all the princesses started coming up to our table. It was definitely entertaining to see Melanie interact with all of the characters especially since she didn’t know who half of them were. The most amazing thing about our experience in the castle was that we were there during the nightly fireworks show, Happily Ever After. It was pretty magical to see fireworks through the large glass stained window while being in a beautiful ballroom. It was unreal.
Mickey Mouse is the reason we are all able to experience the true magic of Disney through its movies, characters, stories, and parks. Today we celebrate Mickey’s birthday and as Walt famously said “I hope we never lose sight of one thing-that it was all started by a mouse.” Happy 90th Birthday, Mickey Mouse!