My Trip To the Most Magical Place On Earth

If the picture didn’t already clue you in, your probably thinking, You went to Taco Bell? 

Sorry to disappoint as Taco Bell is quite magical, it is not exactly the place I’m talking about.

This past February, I traveled with my high school choir to Disney World in Florida for a competition. And let’s just say, after 15 hours on a bus, I was not the happiest camper.

We got to Epcot and it was like all the animals were released from a zoo. We all were so ready to get off the bus, the anxiety was palpable.

The Giant Golf Ball at Epcot
The Giant Golf Ball at Epcot

The one thing I didn’t expect was for it to be the same temperature as when I left home….Its supposed to be hotter there right? Anyway, we spent the day at Epcot walking around to each country.  We saw Mary Poppins but the line was a mile long to take a picture with her, so we took pictures of her.


Throughout the park, there were these hedges that were painted and cut out to look like famous cartoon characters.

The circle of life scene!
The circle of life scene!

After a fun day at the park and a not so fun morning on the bus, we had to sing for our adjudication that night. ( We killed it, of course)

The next day was more exciting! We went on the haunted mansion ride and ate cheeseburgers and had a glorious ole time. We watched the end of a parade and I saw Frozone and Mr.Incredible and we went crazy!


While we were in line for the mine train ride, there was a sign that explained the height requirements. So I bent down and turned to the little girl in front of us and said “I’m too short, I can’t ride,” And, I kid you not, she rolled her eyes and turned around.  Seriously? Some kids can’t take a joke… 

Maximus's Hoof Print
Maximus’s Hoof Print

We also saw Rapunzel’s Castle and when we walked through the kingdom, I noticed that there were markings on the ground. They turned out to be hoof prints from the horse in the movie! Disney World is nothing if not thorough with decorations.

The next day there was the most exciting, for me at least. We actually had a plan. We ate at Beast’s Castle which was AMAZING. The detail of the castle itself was immaculate and the food was better! That’s right BETTER. Here’s what I got(Keep in mind I had already started eating and the lighting wasn’t too good.Sorry):

Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes and Vegetables YUM
Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes and Vegetables
For around $17!!!

Next we headed over to Animal Kingdom and I rode my first roller coaster! I was pretty sure I was not about to get on aa rollercoaster any time soon. But, i figured if I had to ride one, it may as well be in Disney World. I agreed that I would wait in line with my friends and if I decided to get on, we would already be there. So, one minute I’m standing in line and next I’m sitting in the FRONT SEAT and we’re moving!!!!

Oh no! where's the rest of the track?
Oh no! where’s the rest of the track?
The Big Drop!!!!
The Big Drop!!!!

Next we headed back over to magic kingdom to eat dinner and watch the electrical parade. We had hot dogs and cheesy fries (Super healthy, I know) and gathered on the curb ready for a show!

Cinderellas Castle at night!
Cinderella’s Castle at night!

The last day was the saddest for various reasons, of course. Most of the day was spent inside looking for souvenirs while it thunder stormed outside. We watched the Beauty and the Beast play and rode some really cool inside rides. I found the cutest Minnie Mouse Mug and Purple Mickey Mouse ears!!:

Minnie Mouse Mug- Around $12.00
Minnie Mouse Mug- Around $12.00
Mickey Ears- $26.00

After that we went to the Festival Disney Award show which was also a lot of fun! All of our music groups did very well which was pretty cool. Then, we all piled back on the bus and made the dreadful 15 hour trip to VA. In Florida it was 70 degrees, and our welcome home present was a snowstorm. Ahh…home at last…you were not missed, cold weather. Not at all.  Needless to say it was one of my favorite senior memories, besides Graduation of course.