Honeymoon

Well, as most people know, we were not able to go to Punta Cana as planned. So we decided to go to Disney World and it was AMAZING! It was a completely different trip from what I had initially thought. My idea was to enjoy the honeymoon, to rest, have some drinks, and enjoy the beach. Instead, we were waking up at 8 am every day to enjoy the parks! We didn't rest at all; we went to the parks every single day!

We stayed at the Rosen Inn near Universal. They offer a free shuttle service to Universal parks. And we rented a car to go to Disney parks and outlets (which we only went for 10 minutes to buy sneakers since I forgot mine). Renting a car is always a great option in Orlando!

The park we chose to start was Islands of Adventure and of course, we had lots of fun. We went to all the attractions and bought the Express pass, which was so worth it! The parks were crowded and with the express pass we would cut the wait time in half. This is the best tip I can give to you: save a little bit and get Universal's express pass!!! 

Now there is Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade. it's worth it to get a third day at Universal just to enjoy both sides of Harry Potter! We did that, since we are Harry Potter freaks as you can see in the picture below. 

Oh! Don't forget to buy the interactive wands (YES! NOW THEY HAVE INTERACTIVE ONES SO YOU CAN PLAY AND PRETEND TO BE A WIZARD IN THE PARKS!)

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Another Universal attraction that I highly recommend is the Rockit! For roller coaster fans, that baby is a must go! You pick a song to listen to on the ride to really enjoy it! Then you can watch the video of your ride!

Now, a VERY IMPORTANT message: Animal Kingdom is no longer the most boring park. Now with the Avatar land, Pandora, the park has become one of the most crowded parks. So get ready to face a 2 hour wait in line and no fast pass available usually, but IT'S STILL WORTH IT! Mike and I returned to Animal Kingdom just to go one more time. The 4D simulator is fantastic and exceeds all expectations! Pandora is indeed A MUST SEE!

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I was shocked at the size of the Avatar in the lab. You really feel like you are in the movie, passing by the fluorescent forest and caves. Again, do not get scared by the 2 hour line, this is with no doubt my favorite attraction. Just so you have an idea; the Avatar experience is better than Harry Potter! = X

Pandora is an amazing world to explore and to try the food and drinks. You can make your own Avatar. They scan your face, you choose your hair, accessories, and an hour later, come back to get your Avatar! We did ours and we also bought a Banshee! 

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Another cool tip I have is to get the bracelets,. They cost $ 17.00 on average and you connect your ticket, fast passes and credit card, so you do not have to keep getting your wallet all the time. We bought the limited edition Avatar ones since we fell in love with Pandora.

The honeymoon was wonderful. We had so much fun.  Punta Cana would have been nice, but Disney exceeded all our expectations. We cannot wait to get back. We ended our honeymoon in Magic Kingdom and we only have wonderful memories of those 10 days! Oh, and do not forget the sneakers!!

If anyone wants more tips, just comment here or email me (babi@dicasbarbaras.com) I am always happy to help people going to Disney World! 

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