On my latest trip to Walt Disney World I saw a video of abandoned Disney stuff and one of them was the old Walt Disney World preview center. It was so close to our hotel and the Disney parks I had to go, so check out a little history and some of the photos I took of myself at the Preview Center below! Now it’s called the Amateur Athletic Union but it still looks like the preview center and even has a huge Mickey on the inside.
Here’s a little history about it below:
In mid-January, 1970, the Walt Disney World Preview Center became the first building on WDW property to be opened to the public. Near the intersection of Interstate 4 and State Road 535, the thoroughly modern glass, concrete and steel structure was situated on the southern shoreline of Lake Buena Vista along the then-quiet Preview Boulevard. This roadway would later become Hotel Plaza Boulevard, a main artery serving traffic to the WDW Village and a gathering of hotels. Hit Read More to see my full gallery
I think they are pink because they eat shrimp?
After our fishing excursion we went back to our hotel Port Orleans and changed and showered the fish off of us. Then set sail in our trusted minivan to Animal Kingdom (which we knew would be the hardest day). Since none of us are in shape and it’s the most treacherous territory to walk and it was also super hot that day which we were hoping would be a cool day!
Anyways I love Animal Kingdom, especially since Safari Mickey is my version of Mickey.
These parrots love to greet you when you walk in. No crackers pls (there gluten free).
Where to now? (busts out map) ok hit read more.
Disney Fishing Guide
So if you have someone you know who loves to fish, or you love to fish you can book a guided fishing excursion at Disney World. When I was younger we did it at EPCOT in the middle of the world showcase which was awesome!
This time around we booked it my for my dad and the guide took us to Disney Springs. We were picked up from our hotel at Port Orleans, and off we went on a Pontoon boat through the back alley’s of Disney Springs.
I’ll post a link of the site to book this, I think it was like $200 for 2 hours, and they include everything, sodas, rods, reels, and a guide who does all the work for you. Besides the fishing part the actual boat ride and just cruising around Disney Springs was way more awesome and adventurous then I thought it was going to be.
Disney Guided Fishing Excursions
Cruising out of Port Orleans on our pontoon
Epic views, looks like the swamp bayou.
Wouldn’t all fit in one post, so bam we continue on to the World Showcase & Food & Wine Festival, first stop wine booth.
This was part of the chocolate/wine booth area which we didn’t stop at 11AM so we thought we’d come back here later in the night. We did grab a quick bite at wine booth =P
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I made a gif out of the monorail pics I took.
Day 2 Blog Entry:
Today is the day my fatself is super happy because we are headed to the EPCOT Food & Wine Festival! If you don’t know what it is, it’s basically a bunch of different countries that you walk to instead of fly and try food from their culture, it’s amazeballs. They also have gluten free items at most of the countries so you glutenators can join in the fun. This will be a large blog post, if you missed Day 1 go back one blog post! Enjoy yourself.
Here we go!
Day 1 Continued: See previous post for flight in & airport grub sesh. Read below for my full report on Disney’s epic resort Port Orleans and a trip to Disney Springs, dinner at Raglan Road, and a few other adventures.
This is where the real magic starts and it all hits you, YEEEEE.
Found our resort sign, time to turn.
I found this resort online and doing my research, especially for people who are gluten-free and allergic to certain things, even though most resorts have all the specifics for allergen people. However, the gluten free beignets are what got me most interested in staying here, even though they are at the Orleans side it was a quick drive. Also before you stay here you must watch the movie “The Princess and the Frog” It’s a Disney movie that this hotel is based on, glad I watched it before we stayed here.
The sign right when your driving in.
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This week’s blog posts will be all Disney, they will entail my week trip to Disney World and Universal Studios, and a stay at the Royal Guest Rooms at Port Orleans. I was thinking of doing a day by day, but there are a lot of photos so I will do it kind of like that but multiple day posts so one blog post doesn’t get to filled up! So stay tuned this week and keep checking back for updates. Let’s get to the pre-flight and airport snack while waiting for our parents to get off their flight. Also I will be making a cool video trip report.
This was a week before our trip, I found an epic 45th Aniv edition Magic Band online for our trip, limited to 4,500 and might sounds at each entry point.
This is when we go to the terminal and were waiting for my parents to get off their flight, only one of them knew we were coming, totally surprised the pops.
Think this was Johnny Carinos while we were waiting for their arrival, not many gluten free options at the airport locations.
Lady had a huge pizza, finished that herself, haha.
Ok stay tuned for Day 1 continued where we review Port Orleans Riverside
Soarin Over, Pineapple Whip, Rome Burning Anthology Candles
Got in my new Disney Scented candles from Anthology, I’ve already done a post on them previously just wanted to share thoughts on these new scents. I bought Soarin Over, Rome Burning, and Pineapple Whip, now each one correlates with a Disney favorite as you probably know.
The Soaring Over, eh smells like oranges but mostly just put it out after 30 minutes because it’s so powerful and overwhelming. Dole Whip is also the same way real powerful but scent is pretty good for awhile. Now my favorite is Rome Burning which is just like the ride on Spaceship Earth at EPCOT, it’s one of my favorites and is probably the best scented candle they have to remind you of it!
Goodearth, the Disneyland of Garden, Shrubs, and what not stuff!
After we checked out Goodearth made a quick stop to the Pantry (a german spot) in West Little Rock, check out my review of the Pantry here.
Just a photo of our libations, this one was $13 and tasted like horse piss.
Thanks for checking out this quick update.