During mid-winter break, my mom booked a week long trip for herself, my brother, and I to visit Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Let me tell you: I needed this vacation badly (the overwhelming stress of Junior year and don’t even get me started on NYC winters. On Valentine’s Day, temperatures dropped below 0°F, breaking a 65-year record!) Of course, the only downside about leaving the Big Apple was missing New York Fashion Week, but there’s always next year.
During our stay in Disney World, we stayed at the grand “Pup Culture” Resort. I’m pretty sure Orlando is only famous for its theme parks, so there were literally a myriad of hotels surrounding ours.
Since this was my fourth time there, I definitely wanted to see a different theme park (I had already gone to Magic Kingdom and Epcot). On our first day, we visited Hollywood Studios. If you know me, you know that I am a fervent roller coaster fanatic. However, Hollywood Studios didn’t have too many thrill rides, besides Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. And on top of that, the lines for both of these rides were both around 1.5 hours long.
Of course, when you visit Disney, you cannot miss out on its variety of shows. We got a behind-the-scenes look at how the actors of Indiana Jones used stunt doubles and how vehicle action sequences are created for films, like Lightning McQueen.
Other attractions included, Hollywood Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard, inspired by the originals in California. This made me want to visit California even more! One of the rides, called The Great Movie Ride, was an indoor ride paying homage to several old classic films, including Singin’ in the Rain, The Wizard of Oz, and Star Wars.
After seeing the new Star Wars movie, I have grown to really respect the culture and community that George Lucas has created. There were many Star Wars attractions in the park, such as a whole museum dedicated to the series and even StormTroopers walking around the park. At around 8 PM, there was a magnificent Star Wars themed firework show. I cannot even use words to explain it, so here are some photos:
What I wore to the theme park:
Pink Jacket: Gap Factory
Jeans: Gap Factory
White T-Shirt: Zara
Crossbody: Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC
Aviators: Forever 21
Bar Necklace: Forever 21
*P.S. The Band-aid on my face is because I burnt myself with a curling iron. LOL*
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post about Universal Studios!
Sheryl C. ❤