Our anniversary was spent as you know, in Florida at Universal Studios and Magic Kingdom at Disney World.
Now, many people gasped when I said we were only spending one day at one park while we were there. Let me explain.
We got engaged at Magic Kingdom so that will always hold a special place in our hearts and memories. And it means so much more to us because of that. And we had a limited 4 days that we wanted to spend doing something new. Universal Studios.
And the other biggest reason it was Magic Kingdom? The new Fantasyland. If you know anything about me, you know just how much I love Beauty and the Beast, Belle, all of it.
I named my childhood dog, Beauty. I had a 6th birthday party themed Beauty and the Beast, pinata included. My mom got me Belle gifts up until I was 22. And my sorority nickname? Little Belle. Case Closed.
I have been itching to get back to Magic Kingdom since we went the last time just for this very reason. And it did not disappoint.
Gaston's TavernStep right into Gaston's mancave straight from the movie. It includes horns hing on the wall. Scores of tavern games. And the best part is you can indulge in a sip of LaFou's Brew.
It is a mixture of no-sugar-added frozen apple juice flavored with marshmallow and frothed with some sort of passion fruit. Kind of makes up for the ale, right?
|Complete with souvenir cup|
Be Our Guest Restaurant
During the day, this reasturant is a quick service meal. Meaning, you can go in, order from the counter and choose your own seat. But dinner is the sit down dinner where you need to make reservations.
Well, that is not the case. Let me give you a trick. Two weeks out is when people tend to cancel reservations as they maneuver all their dinners and lunches. So what did we do to secure a prime 6:30 dinner reservation a week out from our date? Called every.single.day. Yes, we did. And my man came through for me. Call me crazy but I wanted to eat at the Beast's castle!
|Lumiere directs you to your seat|
The restaurant even serves you "the grey stuff." I had to sing the song for about 5 or 6 people when I told them for them to really understand the importance of it. It was delicious. And I wanted seconds. And thirds.
It includes the West Wing and wilting rose.
Unfortunately, due to the inconsistent downpours, really touring the rest of Fantasyland was hard. We did get to enjoy The Little Mermaid ride. It was taken from Epcot and brought over to Magic Kingdom.
And now I will sit and think about going back the next time.