It’s the place where dreams come true. Where little girls become princesses for the day, and boys can become pirates and go on adventures. Where a castle comes alive every night with lights, music and of course, fireworks. I’m talking about the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disneyworld, a place where even a grown woman can wear mouse ears and get away with it.
For me, I’m a little bit jealous that I can’t get away with wearing a full-on princess dress to visit Cinderella’s castle. Magic Kingdom is full of whimsy, and I wanted to dress the part. I am wearing a cream chiffon and lace top, c/o Nowistyle, a hot pink mini from H&M, a Coach Legacy Penny bag in ultraviolet and comfy Ipanema sandals. The finishing touch to this look are my Minnie Mouse ears I bought in Disneyworld a few years back.
Every time I visit Disneyworld, there is something new. Last year, a whole new section devoted to our favourite princesses opened up in the Magic Kingdom: Fantasyland. The expansion saw the addition of two new castles, including Belle’s (above) and Ariel’s grotto and castle (below).
There were a couple new restaurants added, but the lines were too long. There’s even “Gaston’s Tavern” that boasts a Butterbeer-like drink. Sadly, no real beer to be found in the whole Magic Kingdom. I couldn’t stop laughing at the plaque on this fountain, “Tribute to Gaston An extravagantly generous gift to the humble people of my village from me, Gaston.”
… and the secret is out. The woman in the bake shop demonstrated how to get Mickey’s signature ears. After affixing the marshmallow ears, they can be dipped in chocolate, caramel or candy coating. I was so tempted to bite into one!
… but I saved my sweet tooth to the best dessert on a hot Florida day. If you’ve never experienced a Dole pineapple soft serve, I hope you get the chance to someday! Creamy, tangy and so sweet, it tastes like a perfect Hawaiian pineapple.
Magic Kingdom really comes alive at night with the Electric Parade. While the music is infuriating (note to self: bring headphones next time), I think it’s one of the most unique parade processions around.