Belle Goes Orlando; Take Two

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Sharing pictures and tips from the second half of spring break!  I love the picture above; taking a part of my favorite city to the happiest place on earth. Looking at these pictures makes me want to be back in the sun and care-free. Unfortunately after I’m done writing this post, I’ll get back to my homework to-do list. I’m almost one month out from graduating college, eeeeek! Hope everyone is keeping positive vibes in their presence as we head into the part of the semester where we really just want it to be over (amiright?!) Enjoy!

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Day Four // Magic Kingdom

Eat: Tony’s Town Square Restaurant

Ride: Buzz Lightyear’s Space Station Spin

Tip: Characters, EVERYWHERE! Magic Kingdom has the most popular and largest amount of princesses and characters. Prioritize who you want to meet and use a FastPass on them! Plan character meets into your day, wait times can sometimes being over an hour! (I waited at Ariel’s Grotto for a full hour but she was my #1 princess to meet!)

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Day Five // Hollywood Studios

Eat: 50’s Prime Time Cafe

Ride: The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Tip: Make time for a live show! Voyage of the Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast or Frozen Sing-a-long!

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Day Six // Animal Kingdom 

Eat: The Gardens Kiosk!! If you have food allergies such as gluten, this is the place!!!! They have gluten free cupcakes, cookies, muffins and UDI brand snacks! I wish every Disney park had a designated booth like this.

Ride: Expedition Everest and Kilimanjaro Safari (Couldn’t pick just one, both GREAT!)

Tip: Watch the Indiana Jones Stunt Show! Lots of audience participation and explosions.

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Downtown Disney // There are so many shops including the biggest Disney souvenir shop in the resort! Tons of restaurants and a Cirque Du Soleil show.

P.S. How flawless is my sister?! I take 7272 pictures before I get one I like, this was her first shot! Her dress is Brooks Brothers, Purse Kate Spade and Shoes Nine West.

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Thanks for coming on spring break with me, see ya next post back in the ‘Burgh!

xoxo, Belle of the Burgh

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Belle Takes Orlando

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The cold weather is FINALLY breaking in Pittsburgh and I’m sure all of you couldn’t be happier, as am I! The only thing on my mind are Pirates games, bike rides on the trails and being able to commute to work/school without wearing 3 bundles of layers. I just returned from my last college spring break in the sunshine state of Florida. My family and I went on our very first trip to Disney World/Universal Studios in Orlando! I’ve never gone on spring break before, let alone can even remember the last time I took a break from life for an entire week straight. As a first time visitor, I had very high expectations of the Disney experience from hearing friends reviews and the magical atmosphere and I’m happy to report I had SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!!! Now that I look back it’s almost laughable that this was a “vacation” of some sorts considering I woke up every single day at 6 a.m. and walked just about 10 miles around a theme park. None the less, I got to spend 6 days with my family in the sun pretending we were wizards and princesses.

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Day One // Harry Potter World Diagon Alley

Eat: The Leaky Cauldron Snack: Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream

Ride: Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts

Tip: Ride the Hogwarts Express between parks! There’s an awesome replica of King’s Cross train station.

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Day Two // Harry Potter Hogsmeade – Blue Man Group

Eat: Three Broomsticks Snack: Frozen Butter Beer

Ride: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

Tip: Try to catch the Tri-wizard Spirit Rally! Watch two of the teams competing perform, very cool!

Blue Man Group Show -Hilarious, innovative, raging, fun, dance party and antics. I didn’t really know what I was getting into but I’m so happy my mom decided to buy us tickets.

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Day Three // Epcot

Eat: Teppan Edo

Ride: Test Track

Tip: Download the MyDisneyExperience App! It is EXTREMELY helpful. It has maps, dining, character meets, fast pass, etc. We could not have survived or got to do as many fun things as we did if we didn’t have it all at our finger tips!

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Stay tuned for my next post ft. Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom! (:

xoxo, Belle of the Burgh