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Travel: Disney's Magic Kingdom Electric Parade

Tonight we headed down to Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, Florida for the evening electric parade. It was, as expected, totally magical with so much to take in and enjoy. It's fun for all ages and it's safe to say both my dad and I turned into big kids at the sight of fireworks and Mickey Mouse!

We'd had a lazy rest day and headed to the park at around 7, after dinner. We weren't the only ones with this idea. Many other people had arrived at the park for the evenings parade and fireworks. After parking the car and a short ride on the monorail, we entered the magical disney kingdom.

Inside the park it was super busy with people already lining the streets, grabbing their spot for the parade. We found a lovely little spot on Main Street USA by the ice cream parlour with a nice clear view for the parade and stood there from about 8:30 to save our space. The closer it got to 9pm the more crowded the park became, it paid off to be prepared, we had a great view to see the electric disney parade. The lights dimmed across the park to let the electrics shine, the dancers light up the streets with their costumes and the floats to radiate there magic.

The parade was about half an hour long and featured: Mickey Mouse, Minnie, Pan and Captain Hook, Snow White, Alice in Wonderland and Cinderella just to name a few (See pictures below) It was super interactive with lots of waving, high fives and characters saying hello to all the children and adults that lined the streets.

Gigantic floats were lit up in bright colours and floated through the crowds. Some changed colour, had wings or flashed. The dragon even had breath coming from its mouth! Everywhere you looked it was full of Disney magic.

Here are some of my snaps of the Parade. I hope there's not too many spoilers for those of you who haven't yet been!

It was such a lovely evening and I'd highly recommend going in the evening rather than trying to add it onto a day in the park, it's very tiring and overwhelming and I don't think tinkerbell's fairy dust could power me through a full day and evening!

Have you been to Magic Kingdom's Electric Parade? What did you think? Let me know in the comment box below.

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Florida, USA

Travel: Long Haul Flight to Florida

Hello! Hot sunny greetings from Florida, USA.

I write at 7am in a dark motel trying not to wake my dad in the bed next to me (he's trying to get on the right time zone) whilst I get ice and Minute Maid and write to myself about my trip because it's so amaze balls that I may get over excited, overwhelmed and forget to write about all the good bits and the funny stuff that happens.


Our journey started at 4 am leaving home to head for Manchester airport (where direct flights to Florida fly from) after struggling to get into the machine manned car park we had arrived, with plenty of time to get to departures at terminal 2, check in with Virgin, get through security, have a cheeky cafe Nero and waffles before our 9 hour flight at 10:30am. We could see your double decker plane being prepped from the gates window. The first thing about the plane is that, it is HUGE. 500 passengers huge. Three rows of 3 people across and so so so many rows before you hit the back of the plane. We traveled on a Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet and wow was that a smooth ride. You'd expect something so big to struggle to get in the air and bang it's way back to the ground but honestly, I've had more bumpy bus rides. We did experience a little turbulence somewhere over Canada but what's a long haul without turbulence, really?

Florida, USA

Travel: What's in my Long Haul Hand Luggage?

Next week I head off to Florida with my dad for a Disney goes wild extravaganza. Two weeks of chilling in the sun, being big kids and taking a well deserved break from that UK life.

I've got a history of expensive excess luggage fines ( I was nearly double over the weight when I came back from New York.) but after those two weeks in Rome and Dublin with just a carry on, I feel like the times are a-changing and I'm hell bent on continuing this, I'm traveling light. I'm traveling right.

I'm taking my ski suitcase for the hold , taking my trip cabin suitcase and a backpack as hand luggage. The plan being; pack as light as possible, as let's face it, the dollar to pound conversion is just so appealing on every piece of clothing/ shoes / make up I'm currently coveting. There's every chance I'll have a fashion/ beauty / mikey mouse theme splurge whilst out in the U S of A. Oh that consumerism.

Birmingham, UK

Travel: Roman Forum & Palatine Hill, Rome

Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma, Italy

Travel: Altare Della Patria Rome

Altare Della Patria was our first stop in Rome, just a short walk from our hotel, this magnificent building was our first introduction to the history, architecture and scale of Rome. A tourists photo paradise, with stunning views of all over the city, it's a great starting point to get your bearings and a sense of Rome. 

Altar of the Fatherland, Piazza Venezia, 00186 Roma, Italy

Brain Dump 03

Work work work, blah blah blah. Too much to do, not enough time. The usual story. But despite not having a gym membership, work has definitely put me through my paces exercise wise. It was a full on week that also had a trip to London and a uni hand in.

Once my uni hand in was submitted and deadline over I was able to relax. Netflix and chill style. Reading Vogue before bed has helped me switch off, unwind and relaxing my brain and my body, prepping me for a good nights sleep. God I love sleeping.