When you think of Disney World, you usually picture an ecstatic 17-year-old meeting Mickey Mouse, right? Well, try to picture five college roommates meeting Tiana instead: that was my roommates and I when we took a trip to Disney World this past April.
We had been planning the trip for months so that we could navigate the lines and crowds at the Magic Kingdom park. Thanks to this planning, we actually got to experience everything on our “must do” list. We met several characters and even though the “magic” is lost on me, I absolutely loved seeing the smiles on my friends’ faces when they met their favorite princesses.
In addition to meeting all of our favorite characters in the park, we also got to ride a surprising number of popular rides due to our careful planning. Since we arrived to Magic Kingdom as the park opened, we were able to ride all of the rides with “mountain” in the name before noon, a feat that is not easily accomplished.
While meeting characters and riding attractions was an amazing time, my favorite part of the trip was simply spending time with my friends and seeing them have a great time. Laughing as we tried to all fit on a magic carpet, spending time in lines aimlessly chatting and even complaining about the heat really brought us closer than we had ever been. To finish with a question, what is the most magical part of Disney World to you?
To find out more about planning a trip to Disney World, visit https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/.
All photos are property of me, Elaine Ticer.