Disney World Photo Diary

Lilly Pulitzer Mickey Ears

I’m recapping my (mini) trip to Disney World today! My mom had a conference and asked if I wanted to tag along and head down for a long weekend, and of course I jumped on the chance. I’ll take any reason to go some place warmer than Pennsylvania in February, but Disney World?! Well, there was no way I was going to say know. I shared what I wore last week, but I wanted to share more photos with you today. Most of these are actually from my iPhone, but I love how they turned out!

The last (and only) time I was in Disney World was in middle school, so it was fun to go back and just be a kid again.

I made sure to include links to everything that we did, so if you’re planning a trip for now or in the future, you can use this post to help plan your itinerary! 

Crab Mac and Cheese at Shula's Steakhouse

We arrived on Friday and had a couple of hours to lay by the pool before getting ready for dinner. We went to Shula’s Steakhouse over at the Dolphin Resort, only a few miles away from where we stayed, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. This crab mac and cheese was an amazing side to the steak that my mom and I shared. Places like this make you wish every steak could taste as amazing.

After dinner, we headed to Jellyrolls, a dueling piano bar on Disney’s BoardWalk. If you’re over 21, this is a really fun place to go! It’s all based on audience requests, and if they don’t know the song, they’ll go back and learn it. You can also see the Epcot fireworks from the bar! You could easily spend a few hours at this place, and I definitely recommend it.

Magic Kingdom

Saturday we chose to do Magic Kingdom. As much as I would’ve loved to do all the parks, I was only there for two full days and wanted some time to relax too. I’m hoping to go back to Epcot later in the fall, so Magic Kingdom was my top choice. Plus, I LOVE Cinderella’s castle. I used to watch it all the time when I was little, and it’s my second favorite Disney movie behind The Lion King.

My Lilly Pulitzer Mickey ears are from this Etsy shop. They were a huge hit!

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The parade is great to see whether you’re at Magic Kingdom during the day or night. We watched in right in front of Cinderella’s Castle, and the floats were just as amazing as I remember. Plus, it’s so cool to see your favorite Disney characters, new and old!

Mickey Pretzel at Magic Kingdom

I made it a goal to eat as much Mickey shaped food as possible. I got a pretzel and an ice cream bar, but I didn’t get Mickey pancakes. That’s reason enough to go back, right?!

Magic Kingdom Magic Kingdom Cinderella's CastleBrunch at Harvest Bistro

Sunday morning was our day to relax by the hotel before I headed back on an early flight the next day. We got up and had brunch at the Harvest Bistro at our hotel. This was the Harvest Rancheros, and it was so good. I could’ve eaten this every morning!

Waldorf Astoria Orlando

We took a walk around the property after our brunch. The Hilton and Waldorf Astoria are right next to each other, and visitors can use amenities from both hotels. Our walk turned into shopping at the Waldorf before laying poolside until dinner. How gorgeous is the Waldorf pool?!

Waldorf Astoria Orlando Margaritas at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

I had to take advantage of poolside margaritas!

We finished Valentine’s Day at our hotel at their Italian restaurant, La Luce. My mom and I were given roses when we sat down, which was such a special touch! I had the crab pasta, and we shared a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. Perfect ending to my trip.

Magic Kingdom

I had such a fun trip, and most importantly, I enjoyed getting to spend time with my mom. This past year has been full of a lot of adjustments as I transitioned to adult life, so getting to be a kid at the most magical place on earth was nothing short of amazing!

If you have any questions about where we stayed or what we did, please let me know!