Good Morning: Birthday Recap
Good Morning, friends! This past weekend was my 22nd birthday!
I had the most amazing birthday ever! My four best friends and I stayed at Art of Animation at Disney in the Lion King Suite. Honestly, the Art of Animation Resort has to be one of my favorite resorts because of the theming. (I'll do a review of the Art of Animation Resort in a later post!)
Our first stop, after finally checking into our Lion King Suite, was EPCOT for the Flower and Garden Festival. Honestly, this is probably one of my favorite festivals for all the amazing topiaries!
Aren't our ears ADORABLE!? They were a surprise from Maya (at least it was a surprise to me!) We recieved so many compliments on them, which led to Maya opening her very own Etsy shop: MinniesbyMaya! Seriously, go check out her shop and grab a pair of custom ears, perfect for Flower and Garden!
After eating our way through EPCOT, it was off to Magic Kingdom!
We spent some time at Magic, saying hi to some of my friends who work there and watching Happily Ever After (my absolute favorite fireworks show). We then headed over to the Polynesian to visit one of my favorite bars on property: Trader Sams. Unfortunately, the line was an hour wait. So instead, we ate dinner at Capt. Cooks and got extra Spikey Pineapples on the patio. For those who don't know, a Spikey Pineapple is a dole whip (Pineapple ice cream/frozen yogurt, call it what you want) made with Barbancourt Pango Rhum blend. The extra part is a shot of rum on top. Delcious.
The Poly is my next favorite resort, so it was fitting that at the stroke of midnight, I turned 22 in the lobby.
This was the first time I took a Minnie Van, since there was no easy way back to Art of Animation from the Poly. For $25, split between the 5 of us, it really was a great deal. And, our driver (who is a cast member) was super nice and even offered to take our picture once we got back to Art of Animation. Now I want to take a Minnie Van every time I'm on Disney property.
The next morning, we had breakfast reservations at the Grand Floridan Cafe. This time, Austin joined us.
If you eat breakfast at Disney and don't get Mickey waffles, did you really eat at Disney?
Honestly, I had such an amazing birthday and I'm so blessed to have such amazing friends. Maya, Mayrelis, Katie, Kara: Thank you so much for helping me celebrate my 22nd birthday. You are the best best friends a girl could ask for!