WDW Trip Report Day 3: We visit the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival! Was a lot like the Food & Wine Festival except the fact they had a bunch more flowers and topiaries at every turn. The merchandise was eh okay but still can’t find a 2018 poster, GRR! However, check out the adventure below. Also had dinner at Akershus House in Norway. The F&G Festival takes place every year sometime between Feb 28th-May 28th with several events, presentations all on flower & garden topics.
Love seeing the monorail, even before entering EPCOT!
We are IN! We always opt to take the photo at the end of the night, a lot more scenic to have a family photo at night.
Finally the countdown is over and we get to go back to Disney World! The most magical place on Earth. But I think the waiting part is part of the magical journey. I will be posting daily blogs of our trip report and updating. Today we flew in from Little Rock and met up with the rest of our family then checked into our “Magical Vacation Home” and then decided to hit up Disney Springs.
I will review each aspect including the Magical Home part as well! So stick along this week and feel free to ask any questions. There will be a lot of photos and I’ll put some explanations at the bottom. I wanted to do a seperate post on reviewing the Magical Vacation Homes experience but I think I’ll just leave feedback under each photo.
We opted to fly first class on the way their since it usually is a good deal compared to economy. Our plane got upgraded so we got lie flat seats all the way from Little Rock, was an awesome experience and a excellent start.
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Canada eh? I’ve always wanted to go back since going as a youngin’ to Montreal and this time I wanted to hit up Quebec City. When you google “most Christmas magical places to visit” Quebec City during December is one of the top choices, just google it. It’s such an amazing place with awesome people and beautiful sights. A must visit for anyone who love’s new adventures, architecture and a different culture with a language barrier.
Alors venez pour cette aventure à Québec!
Instead of posting a daily blog series of the entire trip I’ll just make an entire post of my journey with some of the pics I took throughout the journey. Also Gluten Free in Quebec? Yes! It’s very gluten free friendly and some of the best gluten free food around.
Flew Air Canada the entire route. For me being 6″1 the only thing I was worried about was the size of these jets. However they were comfortable enough and pleasant for a 2-3 hour plane ride no problem. Also saw my first Tim Hortons!
At the Toronto airport I found a gluten free cranberry maple sandwich! WHAT? So good. Also Quebec airport and our luxury 4×4 chariot. Hit Read More!
What I was super stoked on was finding a flight back to Texas that operated on the new Dreamliner. These planes have lie flat seats for domestic routes occasionally. After hours of research you can find these airliners using Skyscanner and looking at what model plane is used.
I had to spend the extra dough to snag these seats for the family. Needless to say it was the best flying experience of my life. Also we snag some Russian caviar and eggs at LAX. I mean a Russian caviar bar at LAX? Seems like a normal thing to have right??
Eggs + Caviar, was delightful. With some VODKA of course.
Inside LAX International Terminal, they had a Gucci!
Driving down San Diego freeway this Southwest Jet just flew right over us, to cool!
Finally get to visit the big cheese, the one, the only, San Diego Zoo! From what I’ve read this is supposedly one of if not the best Zoo in the world. Finally on this journey we get to explore the Zoo and see what it’s all about. Come along for the journey as I go chill at the San Diego Zoo. Turn’s out it really wasn’t all that hyped up as one thought it would be, for one the Memphis Zoo is way better in my opinion to name one.
Spotted a Disney Cruise Line ship, had no idea they went to San Diego.
The San Diego Zoo is also not for older people, or people with bad fitness skills as there are many hills and bridges to cross. Mostly upwards motion going on in this place, so be prepared to walk! Overall it’s a 3 on a 1-5 Zoo’s. Price per adult ticket= $54. Also the most expensive Zoo I’ve been too, minus Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Let’s go into the 1, the only, the San Diego Zoo!
After hitting up Universal Studios we checked out of our hotel in Anaheim and decided to hit up the San Diego Zoo the next day. So then we decided to stay in Laguna Beach which is sort of the half way point between LA and San Diego. I used the hotel tonight APP and found a badass hotel with 2 floors for under $600 a night, which is perfect for the family to crash in.
The Ranch at Laguna Beach
The check-in parking was a nightmare since they had an event going on and party just got over so there was literally no where to park, walk up to so many people. Not a good first impression, maybe have events off to a different side than guest check in.
Checked in at night so had no idea what to expect however we came back for dinner at the hotels restaurant and it was decent. The Surfer OG Laguna Boy was pretty much lazy and pretty bad at service, he could have used a training course in the service department. However the food was decent.
The hotel room itself was nice/spacious freezing cold upon arrival. The beds were comfortable, tvs adequate and the views the next morning were beautiful. If I could get a good deal to stay here again I would. Also the golf kart kids to bring you to and from the restaurant were fun.
Day 3 of this EPIC California adventure begins with breakfast at our hotel and then a twenty minute drive through Los Angeles. Then we end up at Universal Studios Hollywood. I remember the Apollo 13 Space Shuttle from when I was 12 and visited. First let’s check out some photos of the cruise through the iconic city, which is trashy as fuck. Just like the breakfast.
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very time I hit up Disney World I’ve always thought about what Disneyland was like since I forgot what it was like since it’s been so long since I went. I went when I was 12 years old and hardly remember anything.
Got dropped off by our Uber, guess we walk from here (don’t drive, uber!)
I have to say hands down after visiting, Disneyland is way better than Florida’s Magic Kingdom, that is for sure. It’s real small, quaint and charming with a light sense of magic. Now Disney World gives you the magic for sure, Disneyland was a little hard to get into since it’s in the middle of the hustle and bustle of everything California.
Look’s like it’s going to be a busy ass day! (September 12th, 2017)
The entrance isn’t what I remember but it’s just as amazing as could imagine.
So I’ve been dreaming of going to Disneyland since I went when I was like 11 and after going to Disney World so many times, it has became a reality! (wishes). We flew first class on United which was fucking amazing and worth it for the 4 hour journey.
First thing we did? Grab in and out burger. I’ll try to make this a 3 blog post series but we did a lot that week including the San Diego Zoo, so hopefully I can fit it all. Tag along.
Once you fly first you don’t go back. So true.
I mean when in rome… we had to right? They didn’t have any gluten free buns but they did have a lettuce wrap option. However the food tasted like cold plastic microwaved garbage. I also hate Whataburger but it was better than this shit.
Loaded the fuck up on some burgers for dinner after our flight
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