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June 9, 2014

Orlando Trip

Scott and I have been talking about a trip for years, and decided that graduation would be our best opportunity until after residency. We have a short list of places we would like to visit, but this trip couldn't be too crazy. Although we no longer have to pay tuition and Scott has a paid gig now, we still have some student loans to get to work on.

We started talking about Harry Potter World and how awesome it would be to go there... And so our trip was born! We were able to get a good deal on our hotel and park tickets, as well as a rental car. Our airfare was pretty standard, as was our food bill from eating mostly at the parks. 

We left the little guy at home (yep, we left our kid at home while we went to Disney World) and had a fantastic time. On day one we got to Magic Kingdom at opening time and didn't leave until it closed. Since it was a weekend, we were there from 9 am to 12 midnight. It was SO awesome. We went on all our favorite rides 4-5 times (if you go, get the app! It tells you wait times for every ride, menus for every food place, and allows you to manages your fast passes.) and didn't wait longer than 25 minutes for any ride (unless you count Jungle Cruise. Why is that wait SO long?). 

We also went to EPCOT and Hollywood Studios (and it POURED rain), then spent time at both of the Universal Studios parks. We utilized our park hopper passes like crazy and by the end of our trip had actually gotten to the point where we were done with theme parks. On our last night we got a pizza, sat by the pool, and took a dip in the hot tub. 

But guys. Harry Potter World. I loved it. Did you know they are opening an expansion of the park this month? We could see pieces of it and I have already decided that we have to go back to see it (not for a few years of course). Platform 9 3/4, Number 12 Grimmauld Place, Diagon Alley... It will be insanely cool. 

Oh. And I took a lot of pictures. I'm sure you can figure out which collage is full of pictures we took for Cannon.

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