Friday, August 31, 2012

Walt Disney World's 40th Anniversary/Universal Orlando

WALT DISNEY WORLD's 40th Anniversary/Universal Studios Florida
Fall 2011

It certainly had been about 8 years since Eric and I had visited the Florida resorts on our own. We have so much fun with our friends and family, but sometimes you need to go alone. It had been a crazy Summer at work. We were more than itching for a chance to get away and out of state. I think Eric convinced me about 10 weeks prior to book this trip. I must add that I wasn't sure if we could swing it so quickly, but we did.
I can bet a little more than a few out there think we are just crazy. Why not Vegas? Why not The Grand Canyon? Well, if you have been to Disney World and enjoy it as much as us, you'll know there is no other place like it. If you have a blast at Disneyland and California Adventure, the resort in Florida will have your attention from the start. So where does one stay when you book last minute? Why the value resorts of course (umm...we pretty much stay there every trip. Don't judge lol). 

The value resort we chose this time around was The All-Star Sports resort. The grounds are kept up real nice and if you can stand the very Disney look of the place, and kids, it's for you. I think on a normal trip Eric and I spend about 8 hours at the room, including sleeping. One day we will stay at the Boardwalk or maybe even Disney's Beach Club. Those two are walking distance to EPCOT, our favorite park. As you can see, we had a great view of a lightning storm one night. I must have taken 20 photos of pitch black sky before i nabbed this one.

But enough about the resort!! Soon we'll get to the heart of the trip and the experience of a lifetime that I had with Eric. (all our trips are an experience of a lifetime)

Intro Post. HELLO!

    For the fun of it and a place to keep track of our adventures, other than Facebook, I thought to start a travel/Theme Park/Cirque du Soleil/etc blog. I'm Arthur (in the hat) and Eric is my very cute fiance'. We have been together 10 years and await the day to be married. We love to get out to the local Southern California area or take off on vacation.

    My goal is to keep this very casual. Most importantly, maybe someone out there will be inspired to visit whatever points of interest Eric and I see. Right now I will mention there might be a lot of Disney posts here. Disneyland is very close and we usually visit Walt Disney World at least once a year. Somehow we can't seem to stay away from Disney World too long. I may even consider posting past trips to get things going. (It's not like we are on vacation each and ever week)

    Eric and I also love to see Cirque du Soleil shows. And boy do I love to write reviews on the shows we have seen! We have seen all the Vegas presentations that are running and the majority of the touring productions.

    So come along with us and I hope you'll let me know if you enjoy the blog.