Today was our 3rd and final day at Disney World parks, so in order to make sure I saw it all we split our time between Hollywood Studio and Animal Kingdom. These two definitely felt like the smallest of the parks, so doing a half day at each went really well.
Since we had dinner reservations in Animal Kingdom, we headed to Hollywood Studios in the morning after eating Mickey Waffles at our resort. The main street of Hollywood is super cute, with vintage style theatres on either side. It was pretty colorful, although the park didn't seem as cohesive as the others overall. This is partly because it's in the process of changing and Star Wars is slowly taking over. At 3 o'clock Stormtroopers took to the streets for the imperial march, which felt super bizarre after stepping off a Toy Story ride in the Pixar section. We also did the Tower of Terror, which I loved. I had to get over how creaky it was though, since it freaked me out a lot more than the big drops themselves. It reminded me of a wooden rollercoaster, and I'm never a big fan of a ride that sounds like it could break at any time.
Another thing about the roller coasters at Disney World is that they are always taking your picture at some point during the ride. While I knew this was to be expected, I never knew when it was going to happen. I look like I'm having a terrible time in every single photo, because I was either terrified, or holding on for dear life. Our Tower pic was super serious looking.
As for Animal Kingdom, I would describe it as a zoo with an amusement park inside of it. As soon as you walk in you see birds, and eventually weave your way through tiger and monkey enclosures as well. We wanted to go on the classic safari ride to see savannah animals, but the line was always over an hour. Instead we did some of the faster rides like Everest (which we were lucky to have fast passes for) and Dinosaur. We also caught some shows. I now remember why I was so freaked out by the Bugs Life live show as a kid, and I definitely wasn't the only one. I think every child around me was crying after the cricket appeared.
At our dinner we got to meet Mickey, who was all dressed up in his safari clothes. Character dinners are really popular, and it was kinda fun to have them stop by your table for pics. Much faster than waiting in line and you get to eat!
Since this was my last day at Disney I really wanted to wear something fun. When I ordered this embroidered mesh top from Forever 21 a few weeks ago, I was pretty nervous about how it would look. I have never really tried anything this bold in terms of color, but I think it really paid off! I got a ton of compliments on it, and it looks great with denim for when I return to chilly Seattle. Everyone needs something exciting like this to mix things up every once in a while, and it really brought me out of my all-black comfort zone I have been hiding in!
Today was also our last day to pin trade (unless we find something at our hotel) and I am really happy about my little nesting doll princesses. They remind me of my trip to Russia, and were such a cute way to incorporate Disney into a simple shape. I had purchased a pack with 5, and got too attached to trade them all away, but now that I see them paired with this look I am glad that I didn't.
I'm going to miss all the Disney World fun, but our next stop is Universal Studios!
Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Forever 21
Bag: UW School of Art
Pins: Disney Pin Trading
Earrings: Forever 21
Bracelets: Bluma Project - from Pop Sugar Must Have
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