Photo Gallery

To finish up my posts about my trip, I thought I’d add a gallery of some of the hundreds of photos I took while on the trip. I’m no expert photography by a long shot, so these are your standard tourist point&shoot photos but I think they’ll still fire up the wanderlust.

(Click on a photo to bring up the slideshow)

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Epcot Food and Wine Festival

We were so lucky during our time in Orlando, because the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival started during our last day in Orlando. I had been to this event before, and it’s really awesome. The World Showcase at Epcot hosts dozens of carts where you can sample food and beverages from that country. Entry to the food and wine festival is included in your park ticket, but you do have to pay for the samples (between $3-$6usd generally).

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Halloween starts early at Disney World. Even though we were visiting in September, Magic Kingdom was already hosting Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party a few nights a week. I was very excited to go to the party, because I was lucky enough to go twice when I was working at Magic Kingdom back in 2011.

Because we would have until Midnight at Magic Kingdom with our party ticket, we started the day off at Hollywood Studios.

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Changes..

So a quick update – last week I found out from Keri that she was no longer able to come on the trip. So that kind of sucked. Luckily, being on a Contiki, it’s really no big deal to go alone – 90% of travellers on Contiki travel solo and I’ve already gotten to know quite a few people on the tour on our Facebook group. I just hope that I’m roomed up with someone that I end up getting along with – nothing worse than having to share a room with someone you don’t like (especially when it comes to sharing a bathroom), so fingers crossed it all works out okay.

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Orlando Magic

Keri and I have finally managed to book our Orlando portion of our trip – after a mission to get it all done!

We are going to be staying at the Hard Rock Hotel for 4 nights – taking advantage of the new Harry Potter package. This includes a 3 day park-hopper ticket (although we only plan to visit for two days), along with breakfast at the Three Broomsticks and the new Leaky Cauldron in Diagon Alley.

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